Russia-Ukraine War at Glance: Day 400
Russia’s security services, Thursday detained a US journalist Evan Gershkovich in Yekaterinburg on suspicion of espionage. The FSB claimed Gershkovich was “acting on instructions from the American side” and alleged that the reporter “was collecting information constituting a state secret about the activities of one of the enterprises of the military-industrial complex of Russia.” It provided no evidence to support the allegations.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed on Telegram that the activities of Wall Street Journal reporter.
Meanwhile, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday he was working on a compromise security plan for the Moscow-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and warned of increased military activity around the facility. There are persistent fears over the safety of the plant, where there has been frequent shelling since Russian troops invaded last year.
During a rare visit to Europe’s largest nuclear plant currently controlled by Russian forces, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said he was working to find a compromise that would suit both Moscow and Kyiv.
According to a top US general Russian troops are “getting slaughtered” in Bakhmut. General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: “For about the past 20, 21 days, the Russians have not made any progress whatsoever in and around Bakhmut.
“So it’s a slaughter-fest for the Russians,” he told US politicians at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Russia’s military forces in Bakhmut.