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What has happened in the last hours
On the 171st day of the war initiated by Russia against Ukraine, these are the key data at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, August 13:
Ukraine assures that the war will only end with the “end of the occupation of Crimea”. Zelensky’s main adviser and negotiator, Mijailo Podoliak, declared this Saturday that peace with Russia will only come when Moscow ends its “occupation of the Crimean peninsula”, annexed by Russian forces in 2014 in an incorporation later ratified by a large majority. in a referendum that neither the United States nor the European Union recognize. “Russia started the war against Ukraine in 2014 by seizing Crimea. It is clear that the war must end with its liberation,” he has made known on his Twitter account.
Two more ships with 15,000 tons of grain depart from Ukraine. The Turkish Ministry of Defense has confirmed the departure from the Ukrainian ports of two ships with more than 15,000 tons of grain that will be able to leave the country’s waters safely thanks to the protection agreement signed last month in Istanbul between Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and United Nations. The first is the Barbados-flagged ship Fulmar S, which is carrying 12,000 tons of corn from the port of Chornomorsk to Iskenderun, Turkey. The other ship, the Marshall Islands-flagged Thoe, has also set sail from the port of Chornomorsk with 3,000 tonnes of sunflower seeds for Tekirdag in northwestern Turkey, according to the ministry’s statement.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office denounces that more than 360 children have died since the beginning of the invasion. The Ukrainian Children’s Prosecutor’s Office reported this Saturday that at least 361 children have died and around 711 have been injured in attacks carried out by Russia since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine at the end of February. Most of the victims, counting deaths and injuries, have been registered in the Donetsk region, with 375; Kharkov, with 198; the capital region, kyiv, with 116; Chernigov (68); the Luhansk region (61); Kherson (55); Mikolaiv (48); Zaporizhia (30); Sumi (17); and Yitomir (15).
Zelensky describes the possible ban on visas for Russian citizens as a “fair” measure. The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has reiterated his defense this Friday of the general ban on visas for Russian citizens, claiming that it is a “fair” measure, while urging European allies to insist on carrying it out. “There must be a guarantee that Russian assassins and facilitators of state terrorism will not use Schengen. And secondly, you cannot destroy the very idea of Europe, our common European values (…) you cannot turn Europe into a supermarket where it doesn’t matter who enters, but the main thing is that a person simply pays for the goods,” the Ukrainian president said in his daily message to the country’s population.
In the image, a policeman in a crater caused by a missile in Kharkov this Saturday. The image is by Vasili Zhlobski (Efe).