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War in Ukraine, the point at 12:30 p.m.: nuclear power plant, espionage, censorship…


NATO condemns incident at Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

During the night of March 3 to 4, the nuclear power plant of Zaporijia, the most powerful in Europe, was hit by the Russian armed forces. The head of the military administration of the region Oleksandre Staroukh wanted to reassure the population: “Nuclear security is now guaranteed. According to plant officials, a building for training and a laboratory are affected by a fire. »

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NATO quickly condemned the aggression: “The attack on a nuclear power plant demonstrates the irresponsibility of this war and the need to end it” thus stated the Secretary General of NATO, the Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg. While London has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council (minister)

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Spanish Espionage

The Ukrainian-Russian war is not limited only to armed conflicts but also to struggles for influence. Thus, a Spanish journalist was arrested at the Polish border, suspected of spying for the Russian military intelligence network GRU. ” He carried out his activities in favor of Russia by taking advantage of his status as a journalist “explain the Polish services.

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Identified as Pablo Gonzalez, the individual works as a freelancer for the Sexta channel and the online media Publico. His lawyer, Gonzalo Boye, said on his Twitter account that “ that Pablo Gonzalez is charged with an offense of espionage in accordance with Article 130.1 of the Polish Criminal Code and is in pre-trial detention in Rzeszów prison”. The journalist can count on the defense of Reporters Without Borders, which believes that Gonzalez was arrested “without any credible explanation. He did not have access to his lawyer, which constitutes a denial of his fundamental rights”.

Russia restricts access to certain media

The Russian authorities on Friday restricted access to the sites of four independent media, including the local edition of the BBC, further tightening their control over information a week after the start of the invasion of Ukraine.

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According to the Russian media regulator (Roskomnadzor), access to the sites of the Russian-language editions of the BBC and German international radio and television Deutsche Welle (DW), the independent site Meduza and Radio Svoboda, the Russian branch of RFE/RL , has been ” limit “.

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