No nuclear safety concerns at Zaporizhzhia after shelling, UN watchdog confirms

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There are no immediate nuclear safety or security concerns at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine despite shelling at the weekend, the U.N. atomic watchdog said Monday evening after its experts toured the site. Earlier on Monday Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged NATO members to guarantee the protection of Ukraine's nuclear plants from Russian “sabotage”. Follow FRANCE 24's live coverage of the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).

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9:29pm: U.S. monitoring alleged executions in Ukraine, says war crimes envoy

Washington's envoy for war crimes said on Monday the United States was monitoring allegations of Ukrainian forces summarily executing Russian troops, and said all parties should face consequences if they commit abuses in the conflict.

Russia's defense ministry on Friday cited videos circulating on social media that allegedly showed Ukrainian soldiers executing Russian prisoners of war after they had apparently surrendered.

"We are obviously tracking that quite closely," Beth Van Schaack, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice, told reporters during a telephone briefing. "It's really important to emphasize that the laws of war apply to all parties equally," she said, adding that "all parties to the conflict must abide by international law or face the consequences."

Residents in Kherson are being urged to leave the recently liberated city amid fresh Russian strikes that have targeted power and energy infrastructure.

"As I have said many times before, you're playing with fire!"

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