Russo-Ukrainian War: List of Key Events, Day 177 | Russo-Ukrainian War

Here are the highlights of Friday, August 19. Diplomacy UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed deep concern over the situation around the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, warning that any potential damage to the plant would be “suicide”. Guterres called for the demilitarization of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, but his proposal was rejected by … Read more

The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra begins its tour at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park

NEW YORK (WABC) — The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra kicked off the first US show of its international tour with a free performance at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. Beneath the peaceful city skies on Thursday night in New York City, the music was a reminder that war was raging in Ukraine. It was a reminder that … Read more

US preparing additional $800m military aid to Ukraine: sources – National

By Patricia Zengerle, Idrees Ali and Steve Holland Reuters Published on August 18, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. Smaller font Decrease article font size –A Bigger font Increase article font size A+ President Joe Biden’s administration is preparing about $800 million in additional military aid to Ukraine and could announce it as early as Friday, three … Read more

Zelensky rules out ‘peace’ with Russia without troop withdrawal

LVIV: President Volodymyr Zelensky On Thursday, he ruled out peace with Russia unless it withdraws its troops from Ukraine, speaking after talks with his Turkish counterpart and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Zelensky told reporters he was “very surprised” to hear President Recep Tayyip Erdogan say that Russia was “ready for some kind of peace”, … Read more

Explosions near a Russian airbase in Crimea… and Moscow: no damage

Reuters Local sources said at least four explosions occurred on Thursday in an area near Russia’s main military airport in Belbek, north of Sevastopol, Crimea. A pro-Moscow official said there was no damage. Separately, Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvogaev said preliminary information indicates that Russian anti-aircraft defenses shot down a Ukrainian drone. “No damage was done, … Read more

Russia responds to disarmament proposal near Ukrainian nuclear power plant – Alittihad Journal

Russia responds to disarmament proposal near Ukrainian nuclear power plantAlittihad Newspaper Al Ittihad Newspaper Tensions persist around Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in UkrainePolicy Russia denies deploying heavy weapons at Zaporizhia nuclear power plantAl Bayan newspaper Russia and Ukraine: Kyiv prepares for the worst as danger around Zaporizhia nuclear power plant intensifiesbbc arab Russia: the proposal … Read more

Turkey shocks markets with rate cut despite inflation nearing 80%

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, June 29, 2022. Sweet Nachos | Reuters Turkey’s central bank shocked markets on Thursday with a cut in its benchmark key rate, despite inflation in the country nearing 80%. The lira, Turkey’s currency, slipped 0.9% against the dollar, trading at over 18.1 against … Read more

Relatives plead with the UN for the release of Azov soldiers

Relatives of Ukrainian POWs gathered in Lviv on Thursday (August 18th) as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was due to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. The Azov Regiment, a Ukrainian National Guard unit of ultra-right and ultra-nationalist origins, has attracted international attention for its resistance to the Russian siege of … Read more