Published on: 08/18/2022 – 04:35 United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres meets this Thursday in Ukraine with President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with grain exports and the situation of the nuclear center of Zaporijjia as main concerns. Follow our live. 4:43 a.m .: at least seven dead in Kharkiv On the ground, the fighting continues and causes new civilian victims as in Kharkiv, second city of Ukraine, where according to the authorities of the country a missile hit Wednesday a residential building of three floors during a Russian bombardment causing “a powerful fire”. “At this point, there are seven dead and seventeen injured,” said Igor Terekhov, mayor of Kharkiv, revising upwards the previous toll of six dead and sixteen wounded. Volodymyr Zelensky had earlier denounced a “despicable and cynical attack”. 4:30 a.m.: Guterres, Erdogan meet Zelensky on grain and nuclear United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is due to meet Ukrainian Presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Lviv, western Ukraine, on Thursday (August 18). to discuss the situation in the country almost six months after its invasion by Russia. The three men will discuss the recent agreement on the export of Ukrainian cereals but also “the need for a political solution to this conflict”, specified the UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. “I have no doubt (that) the issue of the nuclear power plant (of Zaporizhia) and others will also be discussed.” In his traditional evening statement, Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that Antonio Guterres was ” already happened in Ukraine. We will work together to achieve the necessary results for Ukraine.” He then planned to travel to Odessa, one of the three ports used under the grain export deal, on Friday before traveling to Turkey to visit the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) responsible for overseeing the deal. .With AFP and Reuters
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