Ukraine BrieflyAugust 15, 2022
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- Kyiv and Moscow accused each other over the weekend of attacking the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station in southern Ukraine, which had been hit several times in the previous week, Agence France-Presse wrote. The plant, the largest in Ukraine and Europe, has been under Russian control since March. Ukraine has accused Moscow of stockpiling armaments and keeping hundreds of soldiers there.
- Ukrainian forces said they destroyed a bridge, disrupting Russian supply routes to the southern Kherson area, the Independent reported. Ukraine’s military is attacking the Russian-occupied region as part of a counteroffensive to retake the area from Russian forces. It fell in the early days of the war.
- Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, and the Czech Republic have all called on the EU to limit or ban Russians from obtaining short-term Schengen visas in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the Guardian. However, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz rejected the proposal, saying that a blanket ban on visas for Russians was “hard to imagine.” EU foreign ministers are set to consider the proposal at an informal meeting this month, even though unanimous consent from the bloc’s 27 members is required.
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