Russo-Ukrainian War: List of Key Events, Day 185 | Russo-Ukrainian War
As the Russo-Ukrainian War enters its 185th day, we take a look at the major developments.
Here are the highlights of Saturday, August 27.
- On Friday evening, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant remained “very risky” after two of its six reactors were reconnected to the grid after the bombings.
- Ukraine’s president has urged the world to act much faster to force Russian troops to evacuate Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after the site was cut off from power for hours in an incident he says , risked provoking an international radioactive disaster.
- Ukraine plans to increase the number of districts on the war front lines where civilian evacuations will be mandatory, as these areas could be occupied and face central heating problems this winter, the deputy said on Friday. Prime Minister.
- Russia has likely stepped up its attacks along the Donetsk sector in the Donbass region over the past five days in a bid to suck in Ukrainian troops and thwart a counterattack, according to the UK Defense Ministry.
- The Ukrainian military said its forces repelled Russian assaults on the towns of Bakhmut and Soledar in the eastern region of Donetsk and hit munitions depots and enemy personnel in the southern region of Kherson.
- Ukrainian forces used a US-supplied HIMARS multiple rocket launcher to fire about 10 rockets at the town of Kadiivka in the eastern Donbass region before dawn on Friday, according to dissident pro-Moscow officials in Luhansk, quoted by Russian news agency TASS.
- Reuters was unable to verify battlefield reports from either side.
- Russia on Friday night blocked an agreement on the outcome document of a four-week review of the UN treaty considered a cornerstone of nuclear disarmament that criticized its military takeover of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, an act which raised fears of a nuclear accident.
- The White House said Thursday that Russia should agree to a demilitarized zone around the nuclear plant and allow the world’s nuclear body, the International Atomic Energy Agency, to visit as soon as possible to verify the safety and system security.
- Turkey said Sweden and Finland renewed their commitment to fight “terrorism” in the first meeting to discuss Ankara’s conditions for accepting their bid for NATO membership. The two Nordic countries broke with a decades-long military non-alignment and asked to join NATO after Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
- Ukraine has now exported one million tonnes of agricultural products from its Black Sea ports under a grain deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations, President Zelenskyy said on Friday.