Vladimir Putin ‘open’ to ‘deal’, Brittney Griner back home
Did you miss the latest shows about the war in Ukraine? Do not panic, 20 minutes picks up supplies for you every night at 7:30 p.m. Who did what? Who said what? Where are we ? The answer is below:
Ukraine accuses Russia of detaining two employees of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. On Thursday, “Russian soldiers broke into the premises where the factory’s Social Programs Department was located and, in the presence of other employees, severely beat the head of the department, Oleksiy Trubenkov, and his deputy, Yuriy Androsov,” Energoatom lamented in a press release. “After this savage beating” Russia “brought them out and led them in an unknown direction”, the nuclear operator lamented.
The plant’s nuclear safety officer, Konstantin Beiner, was also “thrown into the dungeons”, according to Energoatom, but was not detained by Russian forces. Ukraine’s nuclear operators accused Moscow soldiers, who have been occupying the site since early March, of “going wild and turning into real policemen and wardens”, “intensifying the repression” of employees. This is not the first time Kyiv has accused Moscow of harassing Ukrainian personnel at the site of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. In late September, its managing director was arrested by Russian troops, before being released a few days later.
In the end, a deal had to be found. »
Fighting in the field, is the Kremlin afraid of being humiliated by the war defeat? Vladimir Putin believes that a deal will be necessary “eventually” to end the conflict in Ukraine. “I have said several times that we are ready for this arrangement, we are open, but this forces us to think about who we are dealing with,” the Russian president added, on the sidelines of a regional summit in Kyrgyzstan. Vladimir Putin reacted to recent statements by Angela Merkel.
“This clearly raises a question of trust,” Vladimir Putin also commented. And trust is almost zero and after such statements the question is of course: How to find a deal? And can we hang out with someone? And with what guarantee? “Maybe we should have started all this earlier (the attack on Ukraine). But we are actually counting on the possibility of finding an agreement within the framework of the Minsk agreements, ”he added.
Number of days
8.5. This is the number of years in prison that activist Ilia Yachine received for criticizing the military attack on Ukraine. The 39-year-old charismatic opponent greeted the verdict with laughter. He was found guilty of spreading “false information” about soldiers for denouncing the “killing of civilians” in the Ukrainian city of Boutcha, near Kyiv, where Russia was accused of wrongdoing, which he denies.
“Another shameful and illegal ruling by (Vladimir) Putin will not silence Ilia and should not intimidate honest people in Russia,” Alexei Navalny’s opponents reacted in messages published by his supporters on social networks. He also said he was “proud” of Ilia Iachine, who “would have survived everything”.
American basketball player Brittney Griner landed in Texas early Friday after being released from a Russian prison in exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout, according to images from CNN and Fox News. Brittney Griner, 32, who was arrested in Russia in February on drug trafficking charges, and Viktor Bout, 55, who is serving a 25-year sentence in a US prison, were exchanged at the airport in ‘Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The basketball player, who will be transferred to a military facility for recovery, is in “good spirits,” White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told MSNBC on Friday. “We will give him access to all the health professionals he needs to make sure he is okay,” he added.