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Live Blog |  UN  Zelensky in US for summit and talks with Biden

Live Blog | UN Zelensky in US for summit and talks with Biden

InternationalSep 19 ’23 at 09:44Author of the book: PNR Web Editorial

This is the 573rd day of the war in Ukraine. Follow developments in Ukraine and Russia in this live blog.

The first ship picks up grain in Ukraine after the contract expires

For the first time since the expiration of the grain deal, a cargo ship has reached Ukraine and left the country with grain. The ship is now on its way to the Bosphorus, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on Facebook today.

It is about a ship named Resilient Africa with 3,000 tonnes of wheat on board. The ship arrived at the port of Chornomorsk (Odessa region) on Saturday, as did Aroyat. These are the first ships to reach Ukraine through the temporary corridor set up by Ukraine as the grain deal expires. They were to transport a total of 20,000 tons of wheat to Africa and Asia.

Ukraine: Lviv attacked by drones, at least one injured

The western Ukrainian city of Lviv was attacked by drones on Tuesday. According to local authorities, the fire broke out in an industrial warehouse. They also reported that at least one person was injured.

Two people were rescued from the rubble, the regional military administration said. They are a woman who appears unharmed and a man with serious injuries. Lviv is close to the border with Poland and is considered one of the safest cities in the country. But Lviv has been attacked more often recently. For example, three people died in an airstrike in August.

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Nuclear Surveillance: The security of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has improved slightly

There has been some improvement in the safety situation at Russia’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi told Russian news agency RIA. “So far we have seen some progress, but the situation remains very fragile,” Grassi told RIA

Grossi said the IAEA had not observed any shelling of the factory. IAEA experts have been staying there on a permanent basis since September last year. “But I weigh my words carefully,” he added.

NYT: Deadliest attack on Kostjandynivka was a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile

The September 6 rocket attack on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kozdjandynivka was not carried out by the Russian military, The New York Times reported. The devastating attack was most likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile launched from a Pak launch system.

The paper concludes this after analyzing evidence such as missile fragments, satellite images, witness statements and social media posts.

Zelensky arrived in the US for the UN summit and talks with Biden

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived in the United States for the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he is scheduled to deliver a speech today. He is holding one-on-one meetings with several world leaders, and after the summit he will head to Washington to hold talks with US President Joe Biden.

According to a White House spokesman, he will speak with several political leaders during his visit to Washington, including Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy.

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This live blog is based on reporting by BNR’s own reporters and editors from The Guardian, ANP, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Associated Press, CNN, BBC, CNBC, Sky News and Agence France-Presse. BNR also uses news agencies Tass, RIA Novosti and online news from Interfax (Russia) and Belta (Belarus). Because reporting from these agencies is unverifiable and cannot be independently qualified, in these cases it is clearly stated where the report is coming from.