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23 August 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Update 93 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine IAEA 23 Aug 2022 -- Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that renewed shelling in recent days caused additional damage in the area of the country's Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), once again highlighting the serious nuclear safety and security risks facing the facility and underlining the urgent need for an IAEA expert mission to go there, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.
- Ukraine: Urgent agreement needed to end fighting around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant UN News 23 Aug 2022 -- Agreement is urgently needed to reestablish the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine as purely civilian infrastructure and prevent a potentially "catastrophic" disaster amid the ongoing conflict, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Tuesday.
- Ukraine prisoner of war trials in Mariupol could be a war crime: OHCHR UN News 23 Aug 2022 -- The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) expressed concern on Tuesday after photos and videos released on social media appeared to show metal cages being built in the philharmonic hall in the devastated Ukrainian city of Mariupol, apparently to house prisoners of war (POWs) during an upcoming "show trial".
- Russian Prosecution of Ukrainian POWs Could Be War Crime VOA 23 Aug 2022 -- The U.N. human rights office says Russia and its armed allies in Ukraine's Donetsk region are planning to put Ukrainian prisoners of war on trial, which could amount to a war crime.
- Council of Europe will continue to support Crimea and all of Ukraine, says Secretary General Council of Europe 23 Aug 2022 -- The situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol has further deteriorated, but the Council of Europe will continue doing all it can to support the people of Crimea and of Ukraine in general, despite Russia's brutal, illegal and ongoing aggression against the country, stressed Secretary General Marija PejÄinoviÄ BuriÄ, today addressing the Second Summit of the Crimea Platform.
- OSCE organized a two-day online training course on identifying impostors at border crossing points for border security officials from Ukraine OSCE 23 Aug 2022 -- On 22-23 August 2022, the Border Security and Management Unit of the OSCE Transnational Threats Department organized the third online training on "Identification of Impostors at Border Crossing Points" for the respective representatives of border and customs services of Ukraine.
- Netherlands Announces $80 Million Aid Package for Ukraine, Defense Ministry Says Sputnik 23 Aug 2022 -- The Netherlands has decided to provide Ukraine with an additional aid package worth about 80 million euros ($80 million), the Dutch Defense Ministry said in a statement.
- Dutch Defense Ministry: 90 Service Members Involved in Training of Ukrainian Soldiers in UK Sputnik 23 Aug 2022 -- About 90 Dutch troops are involved in the training of Ukrainian soldiers in the UK, the Defense Ministry of the Netherlands said in a statement.
- Calling on Russia to return full control of all Ukraine's nuclear facilities to their rightful sovereign owner: UK statement at UN Security Council UK FCDO 23 Aug 2022 -- Statement by Ambassador James Kariuki at the Security Council briefing on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine
- PM address to Crimea Platform summit: 23 August 2022 Gov.UK 23 Aug 2022 -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the Crimea Platform summit virtually today.
- Kazakh Foreign Ministry Summons Ukrainian Ambassador Over 'Inappropriate' Comments RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry has summoned Ukrainian Ambassador Petro Vrublevskiy over "inappropriate" comments he made in an interview with a Kazakh blogger about Russia's ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine that went viral on the Internet and sparked a negative reaction in Russia and among ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan.
- Kazakh Foreign Ministry Summoned Ukrainian Ambassador to Protest Over Remarks on Russians Sputnik 23 Aug 2022 -- The Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it had summoned Ukrainian Ambassador Petro Vrublevsky to express a protest over his recent remarks regarding Russians.
- Hard-Won Unity: Polls Show Russian Invasion Is Transforming Ukrainian Self-Identity RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- Ahead of Ukraine's Independence Day on August 24 and six months after Russia launched its large-scale invasion of the country, opinion polls indicate growing unity on key issues among Ukrainians and a widespread unwillingness to make any territorial concessions to Moscow.
- Interview: A War Of Independence: Six Months Into Russia's Invasion, A Ukrainian Historian Takes Stock RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- On August 24, Ukrainians celebrate Independence Day, a major national holiday marking the declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. This year, it comes exactly six months after Russia launched a large-scale invasion aimed to strip Ukraine of that independence.
- Six Months And Counting: Five Things To Watch As Russia's War On Ukraine Grinds On RFE/RL 23 Aug 2022 -- Shortly before dawn on February 24, everything changed: for Ukraine, first and foremost, but also for Russia, and increasingly, for much of Europe and the peace and prosperity it had enjoyed since World War II.
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