IAEA urges Russia and Ukraine to establish a “security protection zone” around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant amid mounting fears the fighting – now in its 196th day – could trigger a catastrophe.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Putin: Russia has not lost anything over actions in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia had not lost anything as a result of its military campaign in Ukraine.
Speaking at an economic forum in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday, he said all Russia’s actions were designed to strengthen the country’s sovereignty and were aimed at “helping people” living in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.
Putin conceded, however, that Moscow’s decision to send troops into Ukraine had created a “certain polarisation, both in the world and within the country.”
Putin, Xi to meet in Uzbekistan next week, official says
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet next week at a summit in Uzbekistan, a Russian official said.
The two leaders will meet at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, to be held in the Uzbek city of Samarkand on September 15-16, Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov told reporters on Wednesday.
The visit to Uzbekistan, if it goes ahead, will be Xi’s first foreign trip in two and a half years.
Czechs say Russian gas price cap not solution to EU energy crisis
Czechia wants to remove capping Russian gas prices from the agenda of an extraordinary European energy ministers’ meeting on Friday, Industry Minister Jozef Sikela said, calling it a political tool and not a solution.
Sikela told a Czech Senate committee the country would try to remove this option from the agenda of the energy ministers’ meeting, according to CTK news agency.
EU energy ministers are set to discuss on Friday ways to tame energy prices which have surged as Russia has halted most gas flows to Europe in response to European sanctions over Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.
Russian President Putin says Ukraine was threatening Europe’s nuclear security by shelling Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and says Russia had no military equipment at the facility pic.twitter.com/03UefJBcUU
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) September 7, 2022
Leaders of US, UK commit to support Ukraine against Russia
President Joe Biden has congratulated the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss and both leaders promised to strengthen their relationship as they stand together against Russia.
“I look forward to deepening the special relationship between our countries and working in close cooperation on global challenges, including continued support for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russian aggression,” Biden said in a tweet.
The two leaders could meet as soon as the UN General Assembly later in September. Truss looks forward to “working closely with President Biden as leaders of free democracies to tackle shared challenges, particularly the extreme economic problems unleashed by Putin’s war,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement.
This evening I spoke with @POTUS about working together as leaders of free democracies to tackle shared challenges – particularly the economic problems caused by Putin’s war.
We will build on UK-US links, furthering our defence alliance through NATO and AUKUS. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/gVny895ljj
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) September 6, 2022
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