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UN main successful Ukraine for talks connected atom and atomic safety

The UN secretary-general, António Guterres, has arrived successful Ukraine to conscionable its president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and Turkish president, Tayyip Erdoğan, successful the occidental metropolis of Lviv.

The leaders volition reappraisal the UN-backed atom export woody and sermon “the request for a governmental solution to this conflict” arsenic good arsenic the concern astatine the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia atomic powerfulness works successful Lviv successful occidental Ukraine.

On Friday, Guterres volition sojourn the Black Sea larboard of Odesa, wherever atom exports person resumed.

On Saturday, the apical UN authoritative volition sojourn the Joint Coordination Centre successful Istanbul, which is made up of Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and UN. officials overseeing the Black Sea exports of Ukraine atom and fertiliser.

Summary and welcome

Hello and invited backmost to the Guardian’s unrecorded sum of the warfare successful Ukraine.

I’m Samantha Lock and I volition beryllium bringing you each the latest developments for the adjacent abbreviated while. Whether you’ve been pursuing our sum overnight oregon you’ve conscionable dropped in, present are the latest lines.

Russia has reportedly replaced the commandant of its Crimea-based Black Sea fleet aft explosions rocked the peninsula this week.

The UN secretary-general, António Guterres, has arrived successful Ukraine up of a gathering aboriginal contiguous with its president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and Turkish president, Tayyip Erdoğan. The leaders volition reappraisal the UN-backed atom export deal and sermon “the request for a governmental solution to this conflict” arsenic good arsenic the concern astatine the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia atomic powerfulness plant.

It is 7.30am successful Ukraine. Here is everything you mightiness person missed:

  • A Russian onslaught connected Kharkiv killed astatine slightest 7 radical and wounded 16 others, Ukraine’s authorities emergencies services said. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said a artifact of flats was “totally destroyed … We volition not forgive, we volition instrumentality revenge.”

  • Russia has replaced the commandant of its Crimea-based Black Sea fleet aft explosions rocked the peninsula this week. Russia’s RIA quality bureau cited sources arsenic saying Igor Osipov had been replaced with Viktor Sokolov. If confirmed, it would people 1 of the astir salient sackings of a subject authoritative successful the warfare truthful far.

  • Chinese troops volition question to Russia to take portion successful associated subject exercises “unrelated to the existent planetary and determination situation”, China’s defence ministry has said. Other countries volition see India, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan. In July, Moscow announced plans to clasp “Vostok” exercises from 30 August to 5 September.

  • Ukrainian authorities performed catastrophe effect drills adjacent the Zaporizhzhia atomic powerfulness plant connected Wednesday. This followed repeated shelling astatine the Russian-occupied plant, the largest of its benignant successful Europe.

  • The main span connecting Crimea to the Russian mainland indispensable beryllium “dismantled”, the Ukrainian statesmanlike adjutant Mykhaylo Podolyak said. The 19-km (12-mile) Kerch Bridge is Moscow’s cardinal subject and civilian onshore corridor to the peninsula. “The span is an amerciable object,” Podolyak said. It “must truthful beryllium dismantled. Not important however – voluntary oregon not”, implying the span could go a subject people for Ukrainian forces.

  • The apical authoritative successful Russian-annexed Crimea has claimed the FSB information work has breached up a six-person violent compartment of a banned Islamist group. It followed a bid of strikes connected Russian bases and different infrastructure crossed the portion that Russia has sought to blasted connected sabotage.

  • At slightest 12 Russians were reportedly killed successful a onslaught connected a basal successful the occupied metropolis of Nova Kakhovka, according to the Ukrainian military. Footage posted to Telegram by the authorities borderline defender work showed galore burnt-out trucks, collapsed buildings, and debris.

  • Ukraine has not mislaid immoderate US-supplied Himars rocket launchers, the Ukrainian defence minister, Oleksii Reznikov, said successful contradiction to Russian claims. Ukraine has received astatine slightest 20 of the US-made launchers, and has utilized them to onslaught Russian ammunition depots, bid posts, and aerial defences.

  • The politician of the colony of Verkhnyo Rogachytsk successful the Kherson portion has been kidnapped, according to the lawman seat of the determination council. Yuri Sobolevsky said Svitlana Ivanivna was taken from her location astatine astir 11am connected Tuesday.

  • The archetypal wartime shipment of UN nutrient assistance for Africa reached the Bosphorus Strait connected Wednesday nether a UN-backed woody to reconstruct Ukrainian atom deliveries crossed the Black Sea. Marine postulation sites showed the MV Brave Commander taking its cargo of 23,000 tonnes of wheat crossed the bosom of Istanbul bound for its last destination successful Djibouti, Ethiopia, adjacent week.

  • The leaders of Ukraine, Turkey and the UN are acceptable to conscionable to reappraisal the atom export deal successful Lviv connected Thursday. The UN caput general, António Guterres, Zelenskiy, and the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, volition besides sermon “the request for a governmental solution to this conflict” and the concern astatine the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia atomic powerfulness plant, the UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said.

  • Canada has disbursed C$450m ($348m) successful loans for the acquisition of heating fuel earlier wintertime for Ukraine, the concern curate successful Ottawa, Chrystia Freeland, has announced.

  • Russia foresees a 38% emergence successful vigor export net this year owed to higher lipid export volumes, coupled with rising state prices, according to an system ministry papers seen by Reuters. Russia’s net from vigor exports are forecast to scope $337.5bn this year, a 38% emergence connected 2021.

A canine  walks adjacent   rubbles of the destroyed politician  gathering  of Mykolaiv Oblast pursuing  a rocket  onslaught   successful  Mykolaiv connected  17 August.
A canine walks adjacent rubbles of the destroyed politician gathering of Mykolaiv Oblast pursuing a rocket onslaught successful Mykolaiv connected 17 August. Photograph: Bülent Kılıç/AFP/Getty Images