Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Geopolitical conflict Russia vs Ukraine entered the 162nd day. The two warring countries blamed each other for the attack that killed dozens of prisoners of war at Olenivka.
military side Russia claiming that the attack was carried out by the Ukrainian army which had destroyed the prisoners’ prison using a rocket launcher provided by America.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military denied carrying out any rocket or artillery attacks on Olenivka. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry intelligence service alleged that the mastermind behind the incident was none other than Kremlin-backed local separatists who had moved with Russia’s FSB.
The Ukrainian army also said that on Tuesday (2/8/2022), the barracks housing prisoners of war were blasted from the inside.
Of note, the attack killed 53 Ukrainian POWs and injured at least 75 others. Reported by The Guardian on Thursday (4/8/2022), the following is a summary of the 162nd day of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Here is a summary of the war Russia vs Ukraine day 162
1. The UN is preparing to carry out a fact-finding mission on Bloody Olenivka
The United Nations is conducting a fact-finding mission in response to requests from Russia and Ukraine after 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed in an explosion at a separatist-held prison in Olenivka.
The belligerent countries blamed each other for the attack. Ukraine claims the incident was a special operation planned in advance by the Kremlin and carried out by Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group. Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry has insisted that the Ukrainian military bears full responsibility for the attack it carried out using US-supplied rockets on Olenivka prison .
2. Zelensky plans to work with Xi Jinping to defuse the Russian invasion
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his desire to speak directly to Chinese leader Xi Jinping in hopes that China can use its influence over Russia to end the war.
In an article in the South China Morning Post, Zelensky said: “This [China] is a very powerful country. It’s a strong economy. So [negara itu] politically – economically can affect Russia. and China [juga] permanent member of the UN Security Council.
So far, however, China has refused to condemn the Russian invasion and refuses to intervene too deeply. In fact, Xi told Putin that his side would support Russia’s “sovereignty and security.”
3. The United States ratifies Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership
The United States Senate ratified Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership, by a vote of 95 to 1. Of note, the United States is the 23rd member state to ratify what will be the largest expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“This historic vote sends an important signal of the United States’ continued bipartisan commitment to NATO and ensuring our alliance is prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow,” Joe Biden said in a statement. a statement. All 30 NATO members must ratify their membership before Finland and Sweden can officially become members.
4. Ukraine withdraws its troops from Kosovo
Ukraine has withdrawn 40 of its peacekeepers from the 3,800-member NATO-led mission in Kosovo. Earlier in March, Zelensky issued a decree that all missions return to Ukraine to support the country’s defense during the war.
5. Russia accuses Ukraine of carrying out a nuclear attack in Zaporizhzhia
A Russian official in Ukraine claims that Ukrainian forces used Western weapons to attack the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
The nuclear power plant is the largest in Europe. Currently, the nuclear power plant is under the control of Russian troops and is used as a Russian military base.
6. The first grain export arrived in Turkey
The first shipments of grain to leave Ukraine under a deal to ease the Russian naval blockade have arrived in Turkey. The Sierra Leone-registered vessel Razoni left the port of Odessa for Lebanon on Monday (1/8/2022) under a deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations.
Before leaving, the ship was inspected by members of the Joint Coordination Center and is currently expected to pass through the Bosphorus Strait in the near future.
7. Zelensky warns next grain shipment could take time
Previously, Ukraine’s president had refused to export his country’s first grain since Russia’s invasion, saying he was taking a small portion of the harvest Kyiv had to sell to help save its crumbling economy.
However, Zelensky recently warned via video to students in Australia on Wednesday (3/8/2022), that more time would be needed to see if more grain shipments would follow.
8. UN reveals distribution of Ukrainian refugees
The United Nations says there have been more than 10 million border crossings into and out of Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion of the country on February 24.
Referring to data compiled by the UNHCR, he said that no less than 6,180,345 individual refugees from Ukraine are now registered across Europe. Meanwhile, neighboring Ukraine has taken in the largest number of people and Poland has 1.25 million refugees.
9. Olaf Scholz talks about gas supply cuts in Europe
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has insisted that Russia has no reason to delay the return of gas turbines for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. The turbines stuck in Germany, after being serviced in Canada, in a Growing stalemate that has seen flows to Europe cut back on staff again and only gets 20% capacity.
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