19 Aug 2022

Russia will exploit high European energy prices this winter, says Ukrainian security analyst

Europe Editor and Presenter

The UN Secretary General says there is still much more to do to ensure global access to Ukrainian grain after a UN-brokered food export deal.

Antonio Guterres was speaking during a visit to the Ukrainian port of Odesa.

He added that global markets should have unimpeded access to Russian food and fertilisers which are not subject to sanctions.

Meanwhile there are conflicting reports about the situation at  the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhya plant in southern Ukraine – Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.

Earlier, we spoke to Ukrainian security analyst Maria Avdeeva, who is currently in Odesa. We began by asking her what she understands is taking place at Zaporizhzhya.