03:44 31 May
USA, in the week new military aid to Kiev for 300 million dollars
A new $300 million U.S. military aid package for Ukraine will be announced this week, including new drone munitions
, U.S. military sources said.
The anticipation comes after the new drone attacks launched on the Russian capital, for which Kiev denies responsibility. The White House reiterated its opposition to attacks carried out on Russian soil, while not commenting on the possibility that the recent raids were carried out using means provided by the United States.
03:30 31 May
WSJ: Kiev and allies plan a summit in July on "peace formula" but without Russia
Ukraine and its allies are planning a summit of global leaders without Russia in July, with the aim of bolstering support for Kiev's "peace formula" to end the war. This was reported by the Wall Street Journal citing some sources. In an exclusive titled "Ukraine and Allies Plan Peace Summit Without Russia," the daily also explains that European officials are working with Kiev to redesign Ukraine's 10-point peace plan so that it is more acceptable to other global powers such as India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and China.
03:30 31 May
Moscow: "Zaporizhzhia's security has always been our priority"
Ensuring nuclear safety "has always been and remains a priority for our country." This was stated by Moscow's ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, during the Security Council meeting on the Zaporizhzhia plant in Ukraine. "Moscow from the beginning has made every effort possible to prevent threats to the security of the plant created by the Zelensky regime and its Western allies," he continued, stressing that "we share the concerns of IAEA Director Grossi about threats to the security of the plant." "The bombing of Ukraine is unacceptable and Grossi's proposal to ensure the safety of the plant is in line with the measures we have implemented for a long time," Nebenzia said, reiterating that "under current conditions Russia intends to take all measures to strengthen the safety of the plant."
03:30 31 May
Grossi, IAEA, presents a 5-point plan for the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant to the UN
"No attacks by or against the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, do not use the plant as a storage or base for heavy weapons or military personnel, do not jeopardize the plant's external power, protect from attack or acts of sabotage all facilities, systems and components essential for safe and secure operation, do not take actions that compromise these principles." This is the five-point plan that IAEA Director Rafael Mariano Grossi presented to the UN Security Council to prevent nuclear accidents.
Grossi then stressed that "we must prevent a dangerous release of radioactive material and to this end, taking into account the 7 indispensable pillars for nuclear safety, I have worked intensively and in consultation with the leadership of Ukraine and Russia". "As a result of these intensive consultations, I have identified five concrete principles to help ensure nuclear safety and security at the Zaporizhzhia plant in order to prevent a nuclear accident and ensure the integrity of the plant," he told the UN Security Council.
03:30 31 May
Grossi, IAEA: "The security situation in Zaporizhzhia is fragile and dangerous"
"The nuclear safety and security situation at the Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine continues to be extremely fragile and dangerous." This was stated at the UN Security Council by IAEA Director Rafael Mariano Grossi. "Military activities continue in the region and could increase very considerably in the near future," he continued: "We are fortunate that a nuclear accident has not yet occurred, we must all do everything in our power to minimize the chances of this happening."
For the director of the IAEA, the five principles on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which he enunciated to the UN are "essential commitments to avoid the danger of a catastrophic accident". "The IAEA intends to begin monitoring these principles through its mission on the ground," he added. I solemnly ask both sides to observe these five principles, which are not to the detriment of anyone and to the benefit of all. Avoiding a nuclear accident is possible."