August 19, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Russian and Ukrainian forces have traded fire around the largest nuclear plant in Europe. And they are trading accusations over who is to blame for shelling that has sparked fears of a global disaster. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has used a visit to Ukraine to call for both sides to pull out of the area.
2.Workers at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine have posted on social media an appeal for cooperation from the international community. The plant has been under Russian control since the early days of the Russian invasion.
3.Russia has dismissed a proposal by the UN chief to demilitarize Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Russia now controls the plant in southeastern Ukraine.