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What has happened in the last hours
On the 172nd day of the war launched by Russia against Ukraine, these are the key facts at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, August 14:
Zelensky calls for sanctions against the Russian nuclear industry. The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has asked to impose sanctions against Russia’s nuclear industry for the “threat” of Moscow in the vicinity of the Zaporizhia plant, after Russian troops took control of it.
Ukraine and Russia again accuse each other of firing on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. kyiv and Moscow have again exchanged accusations of firing on Saturday at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, occupied by Russia and which has been attacked several times during the week. The Ukrainian nuclear agency Energoatom has asked citizens to limit their presence on the streets of Energodar, the town near the plant, since they have received information “about new provocations by the Russian occupiers.”
The Baltic countries demand the ban on visas for Russians, which Berlin rejects. The leaders of Latvia and Estonia have insisted on the need to tighten travel restrictions on Russians, including a ban on tourist visas, against the advice of Germany, whose government rejects a general ban on these citizens. The president of Latvia, Egils Levits, urged the adoption of measures of this type at the European Union (EU) level and spoke out for the annulment of residence permits and visas already issued by his country. “Latvia, along with Finland, Estonia, the Czech Republic and other like-minded countries, should push for a Europe-wide demand to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens.
Poland considers restricting visa access to Russian citizens. The Polish government has begun to consider the possibility of restricting Russian citizens’ access to visas, the country’s deputy foreign minister, Piotr Wawrzyk, has stated, following the example of Estonia and Latvia. “We are developing a concept that makes it impossible to issue visas to Russians,” he told the official Polish news agency PAP.
In the image of Nacho Doce (Reuters), houses destroyed by a Russian attack in Kramatorsk (Ukraine), this Friday.