Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Conflict Russia vs Ukraine had entered the 164th day since the start of the invasion. Today Russian President Vladimir Putin met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for talks on his invasion of Ukraine and is rumored to include ways to avoid sanctions from the West.
City of Guardian, On Saturday (08/06/2022), the meeting of the two countries took place in Sochi, which is a resort town on the Black Sea. This meeting is a thank you to Erdogan for providing a way out regarding grain exports from Ukraine.
They also agreed to increase cooperation in transport, agriculture, finance and construction sectors during the meeting.
Here are some conflict summary updates Russia vs Ukraine day 164:
Accusing each other of attacks that nearly hit a nuclear reactor
Power plant operator Ukraine said there were three attacks that nearly hit a nuclear reactor near the site of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Russia and Ukraine have also accused each other of being responsible for the attack.
Meanwhile, the UK Ministry of Defense raised concerns about the safety and security of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and bolstered Ukraine’s accusations by claiming that Russia had used units of artillery based in the region of this central to target Ukrainian territory on the west bank of the Dnieper River.
Continued grain exports from Ukraine
Three ships carrying nearly 60,000 tonnes of grain have left Ukraine’s Black Sea port and each is on its way to the UK, Ireland and Turkey. Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said he plans to ensure each port has the capacity to handle more than 100 ships per month.
Russia’s response to the prisoner swap with the United States
Russia says it is ready to discuss a prisoner swap with the United States, including a nine-year prison sentence for American basketball player Brittney Griner. However, according to Russia, these negotiations should be conducted in secret.
Amnesty International criticizes Ukrainian policy
Human rights organization Amnesty International has criticized Ukraine for its policy of endangering civilians by setting up military bases in residential areas to fight Russian forces.
European Union ready to help Germany with gas supply
The European Union’s plan to reduce gas consumption and help Germany break its dependence on Russia will come into effect early next week. For information, EU Member States have agreed to reduce their gas consumption by 15% during the winter season, with exceptions for certain countries and despite opposition from Hungary.
Canada sends 225 members of its armed forces to train in the United Kingdom
Canada has sent 225 armed forces to Britain to resume training as Ukrainian military recruits. This training has existed since 2015, at that time Canada had trained 33,000 soldiers, but in February Canada had stopped this training.
US accuses Russia of orchestrating massacres in Olenivka
A US official has accused Moscow of fabricating false evidence resembling the massacre of Ukrainian prisoners of war at the Russian-controlled Olenivka prison last week.
The head of a Russian laboratory arrested by his own country
A leading Russian hypersonic expert, Andrei Shiplyuk, suspected of treason, has been arrested. Shiplyuk is the head of the hypersonic laboratory at the Novosibirsk Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
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