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Sunday August 20th, 2023 night edition

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On the morning of 19 August, Russian troops hit the centre of Chernihiv, probably with a ballistic missile.

Source: Viacheslav Chaus, Head of the Chernihiv Oblast Military Administration; Suspilne Chernihiv; Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; President Volodymyr Zelenskyy; Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Internal Affairs; Ukraine’s Interior Ministry.

Quote from Chaus: "The enemy attacked the centre of Chernihiv.

People were leaving the church with baskets filled with consecrated apples... As of 13:00, we had established that 42 people were affected as a result of the Russian attack on the Chernihiv Music and Drama Theatre.

My condolences to those who have lost their relatives," Zelenskyy wrote on social media, commenting on the attack on the centre of Chernihiv.

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported a missile threat to Chernihiv, Poltava and Sumy oblasts – and later also the threat of Russian attack drones in Chernihiv oblast.

Ukrainska Pravda is the place where you will find the most up-to-date information about everything related to the war in Ukraine. »

Watch: British peacekeepers injured after clashes with Turkish troops in Cyprus

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“It happened inside the UN buffer zone, less than a kilometre from the perimeter of the British sovereign base.

We’re very concerned and we have called on the Turkish Cypriot side to refrain from any actions that could escalate tensions further.”.

Turkish Cypriot authorities blamed the UN peacekeepers for the confrontation, calling their actions “unacceptable” and dismissing the UNFICYP statement as “unfounded allegations”. »

Miracle Plant Used in Ancient Greece Rediscovered After 2,000 Years

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The plant, which the Ancient Greeks called silphion (silphium), was a golden-flowered plant.

Inspired by ancient accounts, botanical explorers throughout the Middle Ages perpetually sought the plant across three continents although in vain.

Despite the plant having been perceived to be extinct for centuries and having completely disappeared from the history books, a researcher at Istanbul University, Mahmut Miski, suspects he has re-discovered the ancient plant. »