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Ukraine's Unstoppable Medics | Close Up
[Aljazeera] "There are so many injured people, injured physically and mentally. There is simply no chance for us to stop," says 27-year-old Yana Zinkevych, the founder of Hospitallers, a battalion of volunteer medics in Ukraine.

Yana taught herself tactical first aid when she ditched medical school and joined a unit of volunteer fighters in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. It was then, while fighting against Russian forces in 2014, that she realised her mission was to help injured comrades.

Today, her battalion is made up of several hundred men and women who provide first aid assistance to wounded soldiers and civilians on Ukraine’s front lines. Yana runs combat first aid courses, trains volunteers in the use of firearms and organises transport to the front lines.

"I organise things, I share my experience, I’m good at it but this is not exactly what I would like to do," says the commander of the Hospitallers Medical Battalion when recounting how she no longer is able to go to the front lines because she is in a wheelchair, paralysed from the waist down.

As the war in Ukraine rages on, our film follows an unstoppable woman and her team of medics as they work tirelessly to protect the injured from the horrors of the war.
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Russians have mined critical infrastructure in Kherson in what appears to be preparation for a possible retreat
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#1  They are barbarians. They will destroy what they cannot take with them as loot.
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Russian propagandists threaten to kill German reporters working at the front line in Ukraine
Antifa, an organization founded and funded by Stalin’s Soviet Union, defines fascists/Nazis as anyone who participates in a capitalist economy in any capacity, including as paid labour. Clearly Russia now defines Nazis/neo-Nazis as anyone who opposes, or even questions the details of, Russia’s campaign to reconquer Ukraine. It’s an efficient way to cause Russia’s enemies to multiply where people were formerly neutral or inclined in Russia’s favour.
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Ukraine's National Police have identified and arrested six Russian sympathizers in the city of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast
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Russians hit Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Kurakhovo, Slovyansk, - summary of OVA
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[LB] The Russian army conducted shelling in the Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kherson regions.

by Iryna Lysohor


The night was relatively calm in Volyn, Zakarpattia, Rivne region, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia, Odesa, Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil regions, Cherkasy region, Kirovohrad region, Vinnytsia region, Poltava region, Sumy region, Chernihiv region, Kyiv region and Zhytomyr region.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region, there were night shellings of the Nikopol and Kryvorizky districts. The enemy struck from "hail" in the Nikopol district. In Marhanka, two people were injured, one person is in the hospital. In the city, 48 private houses, farm buildings, cars, and a bus stop were damaged. The power grid is out of order.

Several thousand townspeople are without electricity. In the Chervonogrihorivska community - without victims and destruction. The Russians shelled the Kryvyi Rih district with "hurricanes" and barrel artillery. They hit two communities - Apostolivska and Zelenodolska. There were no casualties or damage, according to a report from OVA as of 8 a.m.

Four explosions were recorded in Kharkiv . In the morning, two rockets hit the Industrial district, on the territory of the plant. One rocket hit Nemyshlyansky district, there is damage to critical infrastructure. Another one – in the Novobavarsky district, hitting the ground near the courthouse.

The Izyum, Kharkiv, Bogodukhiv, and Chuguyiv districts were shelled across the region . There are hits on open areas, households, and farm buildings. Previously, there were no casualties.

In the Luhansk region, the enemy organized assault operations three times, during each of which they attacked from several sides at once. In particular, he led an offensive near Verkhnokamyanskyi, but was forced to retreat due to resistance from our armed forces.

The Russians used barrel artillery 12 times, and rocket artillery four more times. Mortars were engaged the same number of times, two rocket strikes were fired. Population centers around which the front line runs are fired upon by the occupiers with all types of weapons, including tanks. Six strikes were carried out by enemy attack and army aircraft.

In Donetsk region, the Russians shelled Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Zalizne, Soledar, villages yesterday. Pervomaiske, Pivdenne, New York, p. Novoselivka, village sunflower

A pedestrian bridge, five private residential buildings, one high-rise building, a warehouse, and an outbuilding were damaged.

At night and in the morning, the Russians launched a rocket attack on Kurakhovo. houses in the private sector were damaged by the "hurricane" in Sloviansk.

From five in the morning, shelling was carried out along the entire front line around Avdiivka, massive artillery shelling of the city. In one day, five civilians were killed and all wounded in the region.

In the morning, there were explosions again in Mykolaiv. Detailed information is being clarified. Shelling of the territory and nearby settlements of the Berezneguvat community continues. During the past day, the town of Berezneguvate was shelled. One person died and five were injured. Residential buildings and objects of civil infrastructure were damaged.

Shelling continues outside the settlements of Shirokivska hromada. Detailed information is being clarified.

The village was shelled at night. Buza community camp, as a result of which three residential buildings were destroyed. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties.

In the Kherson region, hostilities continued throughout the day. The armed forces continue to hit the warehouses and positions of the occupiers and local collaborators. The situation is tense in all districts of the region.

The main topic on all propaganda resources remains the holding of the referendum. Representatives of the occupation authorities actively travel around the communities of the Kherson region and campaign for joining the Russian Federation.

It will be recalled that, according to the summary of the General Staff, the Russian army is deploying additional forces and means of air defense in Belarus. The enemy continues to attempt assaults and offensives in the eastern regions.

SBU liquidates a group of Russian agents who surrendered the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas

[LB] The agent network included six local residents.

by Tanya Matyash


The Security Service of Ukraine liquidated the Russian spy network that was spying on the positions of the Ukrainian military near the eastern front.

This was reported by the SBU press center.

"The security service continues to intensify the "clearing" of the front-line areas of the east from enemy agents and sabotage-intelligence groups. In the course of counter-intelligence measures, the activities of the Russian agent network, which collected intelligence on the deployment and movement of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, and Pokrovsky districts of Donetsk region, were stopped. , - the message says.

The perpetrators reported to the occupiers about the consequences of rocket and bomb attacks, artillery shelling of the region and the scale of the destruction of residential buildings and civil infrastructure facilities.

It was established that one of the "liaison" agents was a representative of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation. He turned out to be an "official" of the so-called "supreme court of the DNR", involved in the persecution and illegal imprisonment of Ukrainians in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region.

According to the investigation, the agent network included six local residents who were recruited by the special services of the Russian Federation after the start of the full-scale invasion. In order to collect information, the attackers independently monitored the locations and movements of the armed forces.

"They transmitted the received data to the invaders through special Internet platforms in the form of coordinates on electronic maps with confirming materials of photo and video recording. In addition, during investigative and operative actions in the Pokrovsky district, a pro-Kremlin agitator was detained. The attacker distributed propaganda publications on the Internet, in which he justified the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. He used his own account in Russian social networks to "disperse" destructive content," the SBU said.

Currently, all detainees have been notified of suspicions of committing crimes against the state security of Ukraine. The issue of choosing them as a preventive measure in the form of detention is being resolved.

We will remind, since the beginning of the full-scale war with the Russian Federation , more than 1,600 saboteurs and collaborators have been detained.

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Threat of missile strikes remains - information from the Ukrainian General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Vesti] In the Kramatorsk direction, the RF Armed Forces tried to improve the tactical situation

The enemy is concentrating efforts on establishing full control over the territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, holding the captured areas of Kherson and parts of Kharkov, Zaporozhye and Mykolaiv regions, creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive in certain directions, as well as blocking Ukraine's sea lanes in the Black Sea. This is stated in the operational summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 18:00 on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Four carriers of sea-based cruise missiles are in readiness for strikes with high-precision weapons.

Besides:

in the Volyn, Polessky and Seversk directions without any changes. The enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance and fired from cannon and rocket artillery at the areas of the settlements of Gai and Gremyach of the Chernihiv region, as well as Novye Vyrki and Nikolaevka of the Sumy region;

in the Kharkov direction, the enemy, in addition to artillery fire damage along the line of collision, launched air strikes near Prishib, Verkhny Saltov and Rtishchevka. Also conducted reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles;

in the Slavic direction, shelling was recorded near Dovgenkiy, Bolshaya Kamyshevakhi, Suligovka, Rodnoy, Bogorodichny and Krasnopolye. Not far from Vernopolye, the invaders tried to conduct assault operations. Ukrainian soldiers suppressed this absurd attempt and threw the enemy back;

near Bogorodichny and the Valley, enemy reconnaissance in battle ended for the invaders in losses and retreat;

in the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired from tanks, cannon and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kramatorsk, Seversk, Verkhnekamenskoye, Grigorovka, Raygorodok, Zvanovka. An airstrike was carried out not far from Spirny. By assault actions, the enemy tried to improve the tactical situation near Verkhnekamenskoye, but had no success, retreated;

in the Bakhmut direction, shelling of military and civilian infrastructure was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Soledar, Konstantinovka, Yakovlevka, Pokrovskoye, Vershina, Kodema and Bakhmutskoye. The enemy used aviation at Bakhmut, Soledar and Zaitsev. With the forces of the reconnaissance group, the enemy tried to determine the defense system of our troops near Belogorovka. The group is located and neutralized;

the enemy conducted offensive and assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Zaitsevo, Yakovlovka and Vershina, did not succeed, retreated. Fighting continues near Kodema;

in the Avdievka direction, the invaders fired artillery and tanks in the areas of the settlements of Avdeevka, Peski, Shevchenko, Netaylovo, Nevelskoye, Krasnogorovka and New York. Air strikes were recorded near Avdiivka, Maryinka, Kamenka and Vladimirovka;

the Russian invaders tried to break through the defense of our troops in the directions of the settlements of Krasnogorovka, Avdeevka, Peski and Maryinka. The fighting continues;

in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporozhye directions, shelling continues along the line of collision. The enemy launched air strikes in the areas of the settlements of Nikolskoye, Veseloe, Novodanilovka, Malye Shcherbaki, Novoselka and Bolshaya Novoselka;

in the Yuzhnobugsky direction, the main efforts of the enemy are concentrated on preventing the advance of our troops. Supports high intensity UAV reconnaissance. He carried out shelling from cannon, rocket artillery and tanks along the entire line of collision. Inflicted airstrikes in the areas of settlements Andreevka, Belogorka, Novonikolaevka, Aleksandrovka, Mirnoye, Velikoye Artakovo and Tavrichesky. He fought offensive battles near Blagodatny, had no success, retreated.

Arestovich comments on the actions of the Russians in southern Ukraine

[Vesti] Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the President's Office, does not rule out that the Russian military will nevertheless go on the offensive in the Nikolaev direction. In his opinion, this is suicidal, but the adviser notes that the Russian command has more than once issued precisely such commands, meaningless from the point of view of the military.

As Arestovich notes, "the enemy group, which is quite serious in the Novaya Kakhovka area, there are about a dozen - maybe fifteen BTGs." "The question is where they will throw it. To strengthen the Kherson direction, or to strengthen the Zaporozhye direction - this is an open question, so we'll see. There, somewhere, two or three BTGs were brought to the right bank of Kherson, the paratroopers entered and partly motorized riflemen. And they began they are actions that many would consider an attack on Nikolaev, but something seems to me that this can’t even be called an action yet. strike in another , "said the adviser.

In general, in the south, according to him, “Russian troops are concentrating on the exit from the Crimea, where they have a small number of BTGs that can go both to Melitopol and Kherson. “ Let's see where they will be strengthened ,” Arestovich said.

As for our counter-offensive in the south, according to Arestovich, the Russians "have one more grouping, its task is to at least stop our advance in the area of ​​the Nikolaev-Kherson highway, where we came quite close." " This is Posad-Pokrovsk, and they are very worried, because Kherson is already visible from here . They plan to keep the defense there. In addition, they are very worried about our bridgeheads located off the coast of Ingulets. They want to occupy it. In general, they are going to fight ", said the adviser. According to him, in general, there are about 30 BTGs in the theater of operations in the south.

And this is practically all that the Russians have left, Arestovich notes. And in the Donetsk region, only mercenaries from the unrecognized "LDNR" remained to fight. " They are not pulling the entire front. The madness that is happening now from Avdiivka to Marinka, all these desperate attacks by Peskov and so on, is because the front has been completely given over to the so-called "DNR" and "LNR", there are no Russians there. They are killing themselves about our fortifications that we have been creating there for eight years. The result may be that in some areas they will advance a maximum of several hundred meters, and end physically. Moscow stupidly writes them off , "says the adviser.

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Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: August 7th, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited
[Korrespondent] 21:22 Zelensky warned about the responsibility of everyone who will help the occupiers with holding pseudo-referendums: "Every week there are more and more reports that the occupiers are preparing for pseudo-referendums in the areas of the south of our state they occupy. I want to say a very simple thing: everyone who helps the occupiers to somehow realize this intention of theirs, they will answer. They will answer to Ukraine. The position of our state remains the same as it was before: we will not give up anything of ours, and if the occupiers follow the path of these pseudo-referendums, then they will close any possibility of negotiations for themselves with Ukraine and the free world, which the Russian side will definitely need at some point."

21:15 Zelensky said in an evening video message that the situation in Donbas remains very difficult, and also announced "news from partners" on new military support: "Avdiivka, Peski, Marinka, Bakhmutsky and other hot destinations in the Donetsk region are taking the main efforts and, "Unfortunately, there are many lives. It is also hard in the Kharkiv region, in the south of our country, where the occupiers are trying to concentrate their forces. Weapons for our defense, weapons from partners are still key now. We work daily and without any pauses to strengthen the supply of weapons , in order to send more powerful and longer-range systems to the front lines. And we expect news from partners on support packages during the week."

19:40 American actress Jessica Chastain visited Ukraine today and, in particular, met with Zelensky.

19:19 The enemy is concentrating efforts on establishing full control over the territories of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, holding the captured areas of Kherson and part of the Kharkov, Zaporozhye and Nikolaev regions, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in an evening summary . At the same time, Russian troops made several unsuccessful offensive attempts, including near Blagodatnoye in the Kherson region, and fighting continues in some directions.

17:57 In the morgues of the Kiev region in the period from June 15 to July 27, more than 270 bodies of the dead were received from different regions of Ukraine, including from Azovstal. According to the regional police, the bodies were examined, but most of them remain unidentified. The police ask everyone who is looking for loved ones to write an SMS or a message on Viber, WhatsApp or Telegram to the number +380936684014. It is important to add a photo, including special signs, tattoos, personal items.

17:21 Amnesty International apologized for the "suffering and anger" that Ukrainians experienced because of its report, in which the Armed Forces of Ukraine are accused of violating humanitarian law. But, despite this, the organization stated that it does not refuse the data presented in the report.
“So sorry if you felt offended.”
16:23 Podolyak said in an interview with Tagesspiegel that Russia plans to freeze the war for six months in order to pull more troops and weapons to the front: "If the West gets tired of the war, then Russia will strike again with all its might."

According to the adviser to the head of the OP, Ukraine should go on a counteroffensive in order to liberate more territories, especially in the south: "The more and faster we get heavy weapons, the sooner we can stop this war." He noted that the return of all internationally recognized territories would be a victory for Ukraine.

16:19 The Ministry of Health, in connection with the situation at the Zaporozhye NPP, recalled the algorithm of actions in case of a radiation accident:

  • Do not leave cover.

  • Follow official sources of information.

  • Take off your clothes, it is advisable to pack them tightly and hide them.

  • Take a shower with soap, wash your hair with shampoo.

  • Put on clean clothes.

15:46 Ukraine first of all needs multi-role fighters, which, in tandem with long-range artillery supplied by international partners, will help in the de-occupation of territories, Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said.

15:34 Sweden will join the training of Ukrainian soldiers in the UK. The Swedish Armed Forces will provide about 120 instructors between August 12 and December 31 to conduct basic military training for Ukrainians. Up to 60 Swedish instructors will be in the UK at the same time.

15:17 Zelensky said that he had spoken with the head of the European Council Charles Michel: "He spoke about the situation on the battlefield, in particular at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Russian nuclear terror requires a more decisive response from the international community - sanctions on the Russian nuclear industry and nuclear fuel."

14:45 The Russians again fired at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the city of Energodar last night, Energoatom reported. The missiles hit the station site next to the dry spent nuclear fuel storage facility. As a result of the explosions, one ZNPP worker was wounded by shrapnel, he was hospitalized.

Meanwhile, the "authorities" of the occupied Energodar were accused of hitting the Armed Forces of Ukraine - according to their data, one person died.

13:39 Podolyak reacted to a film by the American CBS television channel that a significant part of Western weapons in Ukraine allegedly goes to the black market: "Propaganda constantly exploits horror. Russia seeks to discredit Ukraine in the eyes of Western societies by stuffing about the" black arms market ". As a result "block support. But for six months - not a single proof. This is a live war, where everyone sees that there is total accounting and careful control."

13:08 There is a possibility that the Pope will visit Ukraine before his visit to Kazakhstan, Ukrainian Ambassador to the Vatican Andriy Yurash said. He quoted the pontiff after meeting with him: "I am very close to Ukraine and I want to express this closeness with my visit."

12:43 In the Lugansk region, the occupiers are actively preparing for the "referendum" and compiling a register of premises, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai: "Thus, people are attracted to a fake referendum with food, water, building materials, as well as day is brainwashing the population in the occupied cities."

12:28 The speaker of the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat commented on the petition of the Ukrainians with a request to strengthen air defense in the front-line areas. According to him, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Nikolaev and Zaporozhye suffer primarily from rocket and cannon artillery, against which the air defense system is powerless. Anti-aircraft missile systems also cannot shoot down such targets, since 40 rockets from Grad arrive in a matter of minutes.

12:15 Residents of the Lugansk region no longer have the possibility of official evacuation, but there are three ways to get to Ukrainian territory, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai on the air of the telethon. The first way, according to him, is a pedestrian crossing to the Kharkiv region. The second - through the Zaporozhye region by car, but there are "huge queues". Finally, the third way is along the "great circle", through Russia and the Baltic countries.

11:19 The terrorist attack in Yelenovka was a special operation of the Russian Federation against the supply of weapons to Ukraine, Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, a member of the coordinating headquarters for the treatment of prisoners of war, said: "From the beginning of this terrible tragedy and the terrible farce that we saw from the Russians, this and there was falsification. From the first reports of the use and deliberate shelling of HIMARS precision weapons - it was a special operation against the supply of Western precision weapons to Ukraine - it was a special operation to destabilize Ukrainian society and demoralize Ukrainian prisoners of war. From the very beginning it was a falsification, but the world quickly exposes such things".

10:57 Chernivtsi region remains the only one in Ukraine, on the territory of which not a single missile strike has been recorded since the beginning of the war, said Deputy Interior Minister Yevgeny Enin: "If we talk about those areas that suffer from Russian shells the most, then this is Donetsk, which fired more than 3,000 times, Lugansk - 4,000 times, Mykolaiv - 700 times. There is only one region left, which, thank God, has not yet arrived - this is the Chernivtsi region.

10:32 The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine confirmed that a second caravan with Ukrainian food left the ports of Odessa and Chornomorsk. The caravan includes three vessels from Chornomorsk and one loaded in Odessa. The four bulk carriers Mustafa Necati, Star Helena, Glory and Riva Wind carry almost 170,000 tons of agricultural products, the ministry said.
How many will that feed, and for how long?
10:18 The General Staff announced the approximate losses of the enemy on the morning of August 7. The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the Donetsk direction.

  • personnel - about 42,200 (+300) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1805 (+3),

  • armored combat vehicles - 4055 (+4),

  • artillery systems - 958 (+3),

  • MLRS - 260 (+0),

  • air defense systems - 132 (+5),

  • aircraft - 223 (+0),

  • helicopters - 191 (+0),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 750 (+6),

  • cruise missiles - 182 (+0),

  • ships/boats - 15 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 2978 (+8),

  • special equipment - 86 (+1).

10:11 British intelligence has calculated that ten Russian generals were killed in the war in Ukraine. In addition, at least six Russian commanders have been sacked since the start of the Russian invasion.

09:31 Russians attacked industrial facilities on the outskirts of Nikolaev early this morning. There were no casualties, said the head of the OVA Vitaly Kim.

09:17 A new wave of forced mobilization began in ORDLO on August 1. They select men who are unsuitable for service, and those who had a deferral, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense. So, in Luhansk, after 40 minutes, two buses of men were taken from the market, most of them were porters. In Alchevsk, men were taken away in the middle of the streets. The population is outraged, the men are hiding.

On the streets of the city of Khrustalny, the number of patrols increased, taking males to the military enlistment office without explanation. The raids on enterprises and commercial establishments, where men fit for military service are employed, continue.

At the same time, dissatisfaction is spreading among the already mobilized men of ORDLO with the attitude of the command in the occupying army towards the local personnel. In particular, the Russians are given modern body armor and helmets, and the locals are given ammunition of the 1941-1945 model.

08:38 In the Donetsk region, five civilians per day were killed by Russian shelling - three in Bakhmut, one each in Avdiivka and Blagodatnoe. Eight more people were injured, Pavel Kirilenko, head of the OVA, said.

08:34 Four dry cargo ships with agricultural products left Ukrainian ports and are heading to Istanbul , the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

08:16 Russians at night fired at the Nikopol and Krivoy Rog districts of the Dnepropetrovsk region. In Marganets, two people were injured, almost 50 private houses, several cars and a bus stop, a gas pipeline and an electrical network were damaged. Several thousand residents were left without electricity, said the head of the OVA, Valentin Reznichenko.

07:50 On the territory of Belarus, the armed forces of the Russian Federation are deploying additional forces and means of air defense, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports in the morning report .

07:44 Four more ships with grain will leave Ukraine today as part of a grain deal, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

06:26 The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) notes that Russia is using nuclear power plants to play on Western fears about a nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine. Also, the Russians are trying to undermine the will of the West to provide military support to the Ukrainian counteroffensive and use the nuclear power plant as a nuclear shield to prevent Ukraine from striking Russian forces and equipment, analysts say.

According to military experts, the Russians carried out limited ground attacks northwest of Slovyansk and east and south of Bakhmut. They also carried out a series of ground attacks in an attempt to break through Ukrainian defense lines north, west and south of Donetsk. ISW assumes that the Russians managed to capture Travnevoe south of Bakhmut and control the southeastern part of Pesok west of Donetsk.

At the same time, the Russians did not conduct offensive operations in the south of Ukraine and continued defensive activities. The activities of Ukrainian partisans and civil resistance "disappoint" the occupiers, analysts add.

05:11 Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov announced a rocket attack on the Novobavarsky and Nemyshlyansky districts of the city, information about the victims and destruction is being specified.

04:07 British The Times writes that Amnesty International has become a propaganda mouthpiece for the Putin regime, slandering the victims of Russian aggression, and should leave the stage.
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Russian Perspective: Operation to Denazify Ukraine: Operational Brief August 7th (updated)
Direct Translation via Google Translate.

Kindly note that several entries in this article were removed because they included discussions of the grand strategic level.

[NewsFrontInfo] 22:41 The RF Armed Forces are crushing the enemy in the direction of Russian and Cherkasy Tishok north of the northeastern outskirts of Kharkov. Fighting at Dementievka. Attacks on Kharkov and Chuguev - almost on a daily basis. The enemy continues shelling the border areas of the Belgorod and Kursk regions.

21:42 There are reports of a new attempt to break through the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region. This time - near the village of Dobryanka. And as usual, the Ukrainians "advance" without fire support and armored vehicles. RF Armed Forces cover them with artillery

20:58 Explosions in Vinnitsa, Kirovohrad and Dnepropetrovsk regions, alarms cover Ukraine, a few minutes ago they roared only in the west of the country. Explosions in the city of Kropyvnytskyi in the Kirovograd region. Explosions are also reported in Uman and the Poltava region.

19:57 Armed Forces of Ukraine began to use American AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles

The remains of this missile were found at the positions of the RF Armed Forces. The maximum launch range is 150 kilometers, the minimum is 25. These missiles have a passive radar homing head and are aimed at radar stations.

18:41 High ("yellow") level of terrorist threat in Sevastopol has been extended for a week, until August 14, the city government said

17:46 What do the strikes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the nuclear power plant in Energodar say

Yesterday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired twice at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe. A fire broke out at the facility, due to which electricity and water were lost in Energodar, located next to the station. A garage cooperative also came under fire from the Armed Forces of Ukraine: several cars of local residents burned down.

Today the situation repeated itself: the Ukrainian MLRS "Hurricane" again hit the ZNPP.

What exactly are dangerous attacks occurred?

▪️The shells fired yesterday hit the open switchgear (ORU), which is responsible for the transmission of energy from nuclear power plants in Zaporozhye, Melitopol and Nikopol. Due to the hits, the equipment of power unit No. 3 was de-energized, and the station personnel had to reduce the power at power unit No. 4.

The munitions also damaged the water pipelines, causing the gas flowing through them to ignite.

▪️The Armed Forces of Ukraine deliberately aimed at the new section of the outdoor switchgear, through which electricity goes to Kakhovka: it is through this section that they plan to connect the Zaporizhzhya NPP to the Russian power grid.

▪️Today's blow hit the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) storage facility. The MLRS shells did not damage the containers themselves and hit the roof of the loading tractor garage.

What do the Kyiv authorities plan to achieve with this?

🔹The purpose of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is to cause panic among the inhabitants of Energodar with the threat of a man-made environmental disaster.
🔹In Kyiv, they want to artificially provoke a mass exodus of the population of the liberated territories of Zaporozhye and call into question the legitimacy of the future referendum.
🔹For the Ukrainian authorities, these people are no longer considered “their own (https://t.me/rybar/36160)”, so they will sacrifice their lives without hesitation for the sake of their tasks.
🔹The Zaporozhye NPP feeds, among other things, the Ukrainian territories. Stopping work is fraught with a power outage in the lands controlled by Kyiv. The Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot fail to understand this, and the shelling of the ZNPP is carried out deliberately.

16:43 Servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces in the Zaporozhye region delivered humanitarian aid to settlements for civilians to the very front

Food packages were provided and collected by volunteers of the headquarters of "We are together with Russia", the Young Guard of "United Russia" and "Combat Brotherhood". Assistance from Russia was received by residents of the villages of Staromlynovka, Volodino, Staromayorovka, Lyubimovka, Sladkovodnoe, Orlinskoye, Zaporizhzhya and others, which are under constant shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Both volunteers and the Russian military are aware of the importance and necessity of helping every person who suffers from fascist attacks by the armed forces of Ukraine. Therefore, despite the risks, targeted assistance is provided in remote villages, visiting every house and providing the necessary assistance.

15:43 Another prisoner of war taken by our guys.

And another confirmation that no one really uses the supplied Western weapons. As the prisoner of war himself says, “I just watched.” The question remains open: what is the point of stuffing Ukraine with weapons that military personnel do not even know how to use?

14:38 Effects of night shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant by the Ukrainian Nazis.

The head of the Regional State Administration Yevgeny Balitsky published these footage, commenting on the situation: "In the event of a man-made disaster, the cities of Nikopol, Zaporozhye, Kryvyi Rih, as well as most of the western regions of Ukraine, and then all of Europe, will be in the radius of radiation damage in the first place."

He also noted that the IAEA is aware of the real risk of a nuclear catastrophe due to the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but does not take any measures at all to prevent the actions of the criminal Kyiv regime.

13:20 The main thing from the new briefing of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:

▪️The RF Armed Forces destroyed up to 130 military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a strike on the deployment point of the units of the mechanized brigade in Artemovsk in the DPR;
▪️Russian troops with high-precision missiles destroyed up to 70 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the DPR and hit two batteries of howitzers "Hyacinth" of the enemy;
▪️The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed more than 100 nationalists on the territory of CHPP-3 and the Karpovsky Garden in Kharkov;
▪️Kyiv decided to send mobilized citizens ahead of schedule to the front line, who began training at the training center of the 72nd brigade in the city of Bila Tserkva;
▪️Russian air defense systems shot down eight Ukrainian UAVs and intercepted one MLRS projectile in the DPR and southern Ukraine;
▪️The Russian Armed Forces suppressed four platoons of the Grad MLRS, two platoons of Msta-B guns as part of the counter-battery fight in the DPR;
▪️Russian aviation, artillerymen and missilemen hit three command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, destroyed five warehouses and a launcher of the Buk-M1 air defense system;
▪️Russian aviation and artillerymen destroyed an arsenal with 45 tons of ammunition supplied to the Armed Forces of Ukraine by NATO countries in the Nikolaev region.

12:58 At night, the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit the Zaporozhye NPP from the Uragan MLRS, fragments and a rocket engine fell no more than 400 meters from the station’s operating power unit, the military-civilian administration of Energodar reported

11:39 So under fire Russian artillery, Ukrainian soldiers flee from their positions. Arestovich will call this another "improvement of the tactical situation."

10:49 The authorities of Nikolaev where on Friday the two-day curfew is entered, for identification of disloyal inhabitants organized door-to-door round of all houses, the head of the Nikolaev regional council Anna Zamazeeva reported.

"They go straight to the apartments. They check everyone, they check documents and mobile phones - they check everything," the Ukrainian agency UNIAN quoted her as saying. According to her, all residents of the city should fall under the wave of this check.

10:46 Su-25 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was shot down by air defense systems near the village of Radostnoye in the Kherson region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

Another Ukrainian Su-25 was destroyed in an air battle by operational-tactical aviation in the Solntsevo area in the Kirovograd region.

09:16 Russian Ministry of Defense showed weapons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine captured during a special operation in the Izyum direction.

Among the trophies, weapons, mainly of foreign production, are hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers made in Great Britain, the USA, Poland, Sweden, including Javelin and Karl Gustav missile systems, as well as heavy machine guns abandoned by Ukrainian nationalists and Soviet-made small arms.

06:43 A series of missile strikes were carried out at night and in the morning on targets in Nikolaev.

06:32 A series of missile strikes were carried out at night on targets in Kharkiv. At least two objects are definitely hit, they are on fire. At about 04:40, explosions thundered in the Novobavarsky district.

03:20 Hunting for tanks: reconnaissance of the Airborne Forces directs artillery at the armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Nikolaev. landingbeatson enemy targets, correcting fire from the air.

02:00 The Russian Navy strikes at Ukraine, the country is covered by an air raid.

There are at least 5 missiles in the sky. One flew over the Odessa region, after which the alarm began to roar in the Cherkasy region.

0:36 The situation is tense: the Russian Army is deploying new troops to the Zaporozhye direction, 3-4 battalion tactical groups have been deployed to the Tokmak region in two days, - Arestovich.

"There is an opinion that they are preparing an offensive, on the other hand, that they are preparing for defense. But there is a group in the area of ​​New Kakhovka, quite serious. We are talking about 10-15 BTG. The question is where they will be thrown - to strengthen the Kherson or Zaporozhye direction," Arestovich said.

0:03 Special operation, August 6:

- Near Belogorka in the Kherson region, the Russian Aerospace Forces and artillery hit the deployment point of the 46th Ukrainian airmobile brigade, over 400 people were killed. Also, as a result of attacks on the combat positions of Ukrainian troops in the Kherson region, more than 70 nationalists were killed, about 150 were injured;
- As reported by the RF Ministry of Defense, during the counter-battery fight, a Ukrainian platoon of the Alder MLRS and American HIMARS were destroyed in the Kharkiv region;
- The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed more than 80 mercenaries and 11 pieces of equipment as a result of an attack on the stronghold of the "Foreign Legion" in the Dnipropetrovsk region;
- The Russian Federation again called on the UN, the IAEA to condemn the criminal actions of Kyiv and take measures to prevent provocations at radiation hazardous facilities. The shelling of the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP by Kyiv is intentional, a threat is created to the nuclear security of not only Ukraine, but also Europe, the Russian Defense Ministry said;
- Kadyrov said that he had talked with Putin about Chechen fighters performing tasks in Ukraine, the president highly appreciated their military merits and contribution to the liberation of the LPR;

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#1  Looks like Poland needs some of that good old Russian denazifying next!!

Wonder when the Russians aim for the USA to denazify us? Got any answers, Badanov? Have your orders from the FSB on the US yet?

https://twitter.com/Flash43191300/status/1556582180448620544
Posted by: Omineling Forkbeard1962 || 08/08/2022 10:43 Comments || Top||

#2  I think he is flirting with you, badanov.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/08/2022 10:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Looks like Poland needs some of that good old Russian denazifying next!!
Wonder when the Russians aim for the USA to denazify us? Got any answers, Badanov? Have your orders from the FSB on the US yet?


No, and I'm wondering about the delay. Just how hard is it to assemble a pizza a deliver it?

Posted by: badanov || 08/08/2022 12:15 Comments || Top||

#4  I think he is flirting with you, badanov.

Then he's gonna hafta to do better than that!
Posted by: badanov || 08/08/2022 12:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Send nudes, Omineling.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2022 13:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Or scratch that. We don't wanna be scarred.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2022 13:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Nah, I'll just supplement Badanov the FSB influence agent's portfolio, now he needs to task himself with assisting the genocide of Germany along with Poland.

You Russian ass suckers don't have any limits to your love affair with Russia do you?

https://twitter.com/lilygrutcher/status/1556711243393679362
Posted by: Omineling Forkbeard1962 || 08/08/2022 16:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Nah, I'll just supplement Badanov the FSB influence agent's portfolio, now he needs to task himself with assisting the genocide of Germany along with Poland.

You Russian ass suckers don't have any limits to your love affair with Russia do you?

https://twitter.com/lilygrutcher/status/1556711243393679362


I have limits to my patience.
Posted by: badanov || 08/08/2022 16:10 Comments || Top||

#9  The Russian politician is a member of Rodina, one of the least represented political parties in the national Duma, one there only by the Good graces of Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin. Rodina is an extremely patriotic Russian political organization.

Glean from that what you will.

Colonel General Rodionov is a member of Rodina, and is known for the reforms he used for rebuilding the Russian Army.

He also is know for his public anti-Semitic outbursts.
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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: August 7th, 2022
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[NewsFrontInfo] 23:07 As a result of the terrorist shelling of the Kirovsky district of the city of Donetsk from 155mm artillery systems, damage was recorded to an apartment building and a store on the street. Kirov 451. A woman was seriously injured.

22:31 Fighting for the northwestern part of the village of Peski. The enemy strengthened his artillery grouping and transferred reinforcements to cling to the village. Our troops are clearing and demining. Artillery is intensively working in the northwestern part of Pesok. The enemy is actively fortifying Vodyanoe and Pervomaiskoye, which he intends to hold after the loss of Peski.

21:16 Donetsk is on fire after being hit by NATO howitzers. Also, at about 19:30, from the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the settlement. Orlovka, eight rounds with a caliber of 155mm were fired at the Kievsky district of Donetsk.

20:25 In Novoaydar, as well as in the Novoaydarsky district of the Lugansk People's Republic, a second wave of pickets was held in support of the referendum on the entry of the Luhansk People's Republic into the Russian Federation.

19:33 Statement by the official representative of the NM DPR on the situation at 19.30 on 08/07/2022

Over the current day, according to information from the DPR JCCC, the enemy fired more than 250 rounds from Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (equipped with PFM-1 Petal anti-personnel mines), cannon artillery with a caliber of 155mm, 152mm and 122mm, as well as 120mm mortars.

Artillery was fired at the areas of nine settlements of the Republic. As a result of shelling, one civilian was injured. Six residential buildings and three civil infrastructure facilities were damaged. Additional information about injured civilians and damage to infrastructure is being specified.

Currently, a set of works is underway to clear anti-personnel mines PFM-1 "Lepestok" (PFM-1C).

We regret to inform you that while performing military duty in the struggle for independence, two defenders of the Donetsk People's Republic died and five were injured. We express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

19:25 Three tons of TNT: Russian sappers destroyed defused ammunition with a powerful explosion.

Sappers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, carrying out mine clearance of the liberated territories of the LPR,collecteda large number of explosive objects - mines TM-62m and OZM, grenades for VOG and RPG, as well as rounds of various calibers. All this was destroyed in a safe place.

19:12 Donetsk under NATO artillery strikes, a woman is wounded. Kirovsky, Kyiv and Kuibyshevsky districts of the capital are again under fire. The headquarters of the DPR TeroO reports about the use of 155mm rounds by militants in residential areas and the wounding of a civilian.

18:51 The Armed Forces of Ukraine again fired at Donetsk - this time the blow fell on Tekstilshchik, there are victims.

The footage shows the consequences of shelling by the Armed Forces of the Kirov region. The blow fell on the Tekstilshchik microdistrict, of the victims - one person, he was taken away in an ambulance.

The 27th hospital also got hit - the photographs show a shell explosion not far from the medical facility.

It is reported that the Ukrainian military fired at the Kirovsky district of Donetsk from 155mm caliber guns. https://t.me/readovkanews/39890

17:55 The DPR JCCC recorded shelling from the AFU in the following directions:

— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Novomikhailovka - n.p. Yelenovka: three rounds of 152mm caliber were fired;
-- n.p. Pervomaiskoye - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky and Kirovsky districts): 10 rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirovskiy district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Nikolaevka - n.p. Golmovsky: 20 missiles were fired from the BM-21 Grad MLRS;
— n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka: fired five rounds of 152mm caliber;
— n.p. Pervomaiskoye - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky and Kyiv districts): six rounds of 152mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Zhovanka - n.p. Golmovsky: fired six mines in 120mm caliber;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirovskiy district): eight rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Dzerzhinsk - n.p. Gorlovka: six rounds of 152mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka: fired five rounds of 152mm caliber;
— n.p. Majorsk - n.p. Gorlovka: five rounds fired caliber 152mm;

17:49 The offensive near Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) continues.

Allied troops are reportedly firing at enemy positions and moving forward. According to information from the field, the formations of the Kyiv regime are suffering heavy losses

17:09 Shelling on Tekstilshchik now.

16:31 Ukrainian nationalists applied American MLRS HIMARS on civilians in Alchevsk.

16:20 First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the LPR Yuri Govtvin held a meeting of the operational headquarters in Alchevsk to eliminate the consequences of the shelling of the city by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Government.

The Government of the LPR noted that "the administration of the city has already begun to accept applications from citizens for compensation in connection with the loss or damage to property."

16:17 Russian rocket artillery brings down a hail of strikes on the positions of militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the outskirts of Artyomovsk.

15:48 Municipal services of Alchevskclear awayhouse 71 on Lenin Street, where the HIMARS rocket flew the day before. Workers take out garbage, broken glass from the entrances. A film was brought to the house, and local residents hastily tighten the windows for it. According to the deputy mayor of Alchevsk Ivan Derzhay, now the main task of public utilities is to somehow clear the rubble and return electricity and water to the house.

How badly the house was damaged and whether it will be possible to continue to live in the burnt-out entrance, the survey will establish. But you can’t return people for sure: in the apartment where the rocket flew in, 81-year-old grandmother Maria Kalinina died. In the apartment next to her grandmother, a woman with children miraculously survived: they were in the corridor and the room farthest (from the place of impact).

15:45 Makiivka: the cyclist ran into the "petal". In the Chervonogvardeisky district of the city on the street. Festival man born in 1979 did not notice the PFM-1 mine dropped by Ukrainian militants and was injured.

14:51 The DPR JCCC recorded shelling from the AFU in the following directions:

-- Orlovka - city Donetsk (Kirovsky district): five rounds of 152mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka: fired six rounds of 152mm caliber;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirovskiy district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka: fired five rounds of 152mm caliber;
-- n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirovskiy district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirovskiy district): eight rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka: three rockets were fired from the BM-27 Uragan MLRS (equipped with PFM Petal anti-personnel mines);
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): 10 rounds of 152mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirov district): five rounds of 122mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Kurdyumovka - n.p. Golmovsky: fired five rounds with a caliber of 122 m;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.

13:58 After a rocket attack on a residential building in Alchevsk, 19 people were injured. A five-year-old girl received severe burns: 40percent of her body was affected, her airways were burned. She is not breathing on her own and is on a ventilator. The girl's condition is said to be stable. Now the doctors of one of the hospitals in Luhansk are fighting for the child's life.

13:51 Consequences of shelling from the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the Dongortekh enterprise. Petrovsky district.

13:50 Ge. Kerchenskaya, Kirovsky District, Donetsk effected by morning bombardment.

13:45 Denis Pushilinvisitedin positions in Peski. Ilya Malay (11th Regiment) and Boykot (Somalia battalion) led through the former enemy fortifications. They stormed, now they are cleaning up. Guys are always in the hot spots.

"It was difficult to take Peski - the enemy literally bit into the ground there: even tunnels were dug between the basements of houses. But this did not help them - they fled, leaving ammunition, ammunition, the bodies of their "brothers".

In one of the dugouts there are enemy cards with combat orders on the back. So the tribunal is growing with material evidence, with such an evidence base it will be easy for judges to make decisions. Impressed by the attitude of the guys, victory is inevitable!,” said the Head of the DPR.

13:24 The Alchevsk high-rise building caught fire as a result of the shelling of the city by the armed formations of Ukraine from the American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems.

13:19 The main thing from the new briefing of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:

--The RF Armed Forces destroyed up to 130 military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a strike on the deployment point of the units of the mechanized brigade in Artemovsk in the DPR;
--Russian troops with high-precision missiles destroyed up to 70 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the DPR and hit two batteries of howitzers "Hyacinth" of the enemy;
--Russian air defense systems shot down eight Ukrainian UAVs and intercepted one MLRS projectile in the DPR and southern Ukraine;
--The Russian Armed Forces suppressed four platoons of the Grad MLRS, two platoons of Msta-B guns as part of the counter-battery fight in the DPR;

12:44 Soledar – fighting is underway at the KNAUF factory.

Project Sources@wargonzo reports that Russian troops managed to break through the defenses of Ukrainian nationalists at the KNAUF factory in Soledar. A quarter of the industrial territory is already under control. Part of the streets adjacent to the plant are also under control.

12:38 The head of the administration of the city of Donetsk, Aleksey Kulemzin, reports:

According to preliminary information, as a result of the shelling of the Petrovsky district, at the address: st. Revyakina, 20, 3 cars were destroyed. There are dead and injured.

12:34 Another humanitarian convoy arrived in the capital of the Republic.

Another cargo arrived in Donetsk for civilians and defenders of the republic, collected and delivered by a movement of volunteers from the Moscow region and all of Russia. The cargo included a lot of medicines and drugs so necessary in the conditions of hostilities. Video from NM DNR. https://t.me/Doninside/15588

12:21 The DPR JCCC recorded shelling from the AFU in the following directions:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleymonovka: eight 122mm rounds fired
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirov district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka: six rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Lastochkino - n.p. Yasinovataya: fired five rounds of 152mm caliber;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirov district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Rozovka - n.p. Novobakhmutovka: fired six mines in 120mm caliber.
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): seven rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka: five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): eight rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirov district): six rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.

11:16 The DPR JCCC reports that a woman born in 1976 was wounded. as a result of the shelling of the Armed Forces of the Kirovsky district of Donetsk at the address: st. st. Savrasova, 25/1.

Information was received about damage as a result of shelling of the cities of the Republic by the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

Donetsk:

Kirovsky district:

- st. Kerchenskaya, 7/4 - a private residential building;
- as a result of shelling on the street. Biryuzova, st. Delegatskaya, at the tram stop "Mine Kirovskaya" of route No. 8, PFM "Petal" are scattered.

Kuibyshevsky district:

- as a result of shelling on the street. Dobronravov scattered PFM "Petal".

Petrovsky district:

— as a result of strafing on the street. Osoaviahima, ul. Komsomol of Ukraine, str. Yunnatov, he. Vakhtangova, ul. Chibisova, ul. Bryukhanov distribution PFM "Lepestok".

10:35 Statement by the official representative of the NM DPR on the situation at 10.30 08/07/2022

The Ukrainian side continues to terrorize the civilian population of the Republic, inflicting massive artillery strikes on residential areas and civilian infrastructure, which in turn do not pose a danger to the enemy and are not military targets.

Over the past day, according to the DPR JCCC, the enemy fired 312 rounds from BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems, 155mm, 152mm and 122mm cannon artillery, as well as 120mm mortars.

The fire was fired at the districts of thirteen settlements of the Republic. As a result of the shelling, two civilians were killed and seven were injured. Twenty-five residential buildings and three civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged. Additional information about injured civilians and damage to infrastructure is being specified.

Joint actions of the military personnel of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the following enemy weapons and military equipment: one BM-21 Grad MLRS and two armored vehicles. Three enemy firing points were suppressed in the areas of the settlement. Avdievka, Novgorodskoe and Dyleevka.

Currently, a set of works is underway to clear anti-personnel mines PFM-1 "Lepestok" (PFM-1C).

10:22 As a result of shelling by armed formations of Ukraine in the city of Alchevsk killed one civilian and 19 people were injured (including five children). 13 apartment buildings, four kindergartens and a school were damaged. Representation of the LPR in the JCCC.

10:00 Statement by the official representative of the NM of the LPR, Captain Filiponenko I.M. as of 08/07/2022

Over the past 24 hours, during the active offensive operations of the units of the People's Militia of the LPR, the enemy suffered heavy losses in manpower and military equipment. Destroyed:

-up to 45 personnel;
-nine armored personnel carriers;
-four units of special automotive equipment.

The enemy continues shelling civilian infrastructure facilities in LPR settlements. These facilities are not military and are not used by the People's Militia. Over the past 24 hours alone, the armed formations of Ukraine fired at the settlement Alchevsk using the American-made M142 HIMARS MLRS, firing one missile. As a result of the shelling, an apartment building was damaged. Additional information about the victims and damage is being specified.

Peaceful life is being restored in the territories of the Lugansk People's Republic liberated from Ukrainian nationalists: engineering and sapper units of the People's Militia of the LPR continue demining. During August 6, they cleared more than 5 hectares of territory from explosive objects left by Ukrainian nationalists in the areas of the settlements of Muratovo and Bobrovo.

The forces of the NM of the LPR, together with public organizations, are delivering humanitarian aid to the residents of these areas. Representatives of the Popular Front, with the support of the NM of the LPR, delivered food packages for the residents of Severodonetsk and building materials for the restoration of the village. Borovskoe.

09:05 After 06:00, the DPR JCCC recorded shelling from the AFU in the direction of:

— n.p. Pervomaiskoye - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky, Kyiv districts): eight rounds of 152mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Orlovka - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Kurdyumovka - n.p. Zaitsevo (southern): eight rounds fired caliber 122mm.
— n.p. Ozaryanovka - n.p. Zaitsevo (southern): 10 mines fired in 120mm caliber.
— n.p. Kurdyumovka - n.p. Golmovsky: fired five rounds with a caliber of 122mm.
— n.p. Dyleevka - n.p. Zaytsevo (southern): six rounds of 122mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): five rounds of 152mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): six rounds of 152mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Orlovka - city Donetsk (Kyiv district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Lastochkino - n.p. Yasinovataya: fired five rounds with a caliber of 152mm.
— n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka: five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirov district): five rounds of 152mm caliber were fired.

09:03 In the DPR, 29 cases of undermining civilians, including a child, were recorded in the mines "Petal", reported in the representative office of the republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire.

08:30 During the day, three civilians were killed in the DPR and eight more were injured, of which five were blown up by a PFM-1 mine. (petal).

08:22 The number of people injured in the shelling of Alchevsk by the Kyiv security forces is at least 19 people. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LPR. According to the rescue department, "the glazing of 10 multi-apartment residential buildings, as well as three preschool educational institutions" and one school were damaged.

07:00 Summary of the Luhansk People's Republic Representation in the JCCC for the past 24 hours, August 06.

From the side of the armed formations of Ukraine, shelling was recorded on the settlement. Alchevsk using American MLRS M142 HIMARS (one missile). As a result of the shelling, an apartment building was damaged. Additional information about the victims and damage is being specified. Representation of the LPR in the JCCC.

02:03 Ukrainian troops, retreating in the Artyomovsk direction, threw strategic heights. The commander of the 20th Battalion of the People's Militia of the LPR "Jackson" showed RIA Novosti an abandoned fortified area of the Kyiv army.

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On fixing war crimes in Ukraine
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

Commentary taken from a yandex.ru blog post, written by Sergey Sergey Buntovsky.

[ColonelCassad] It is impossible to say that after 1991 Ukraine was at the center of European, let alone world attention. The vast majority of foreigners, when asked about Ukraine, could only remember Chernobyl, the Klitschko brothers
...Vitali and Wladimir dominated professional heavyweight boxing 2004-2015, after which Vitali went home to become a politician...
and prostitutes. Then there was a surge of interest at the turn of 2004/05, when the "orange revolution" was raging in Kyiv, which was organized by Western experts.

Then, during Ukrainian former resident Viktor Yushchenko's time, many Western specialists worked in the country, most of whom directly or indirectly promoted the interests of their employers, but some political scientists and sociologists tried to be objective, studying the whole palette of opinions.

Although when my colleagues and I (I was then a member of the local council and an activist in one of the Donbass public organizations) told them about the revival with the support of the official government of Nazism and the inevitable subsequent conflict between neo-Bandera and pro-Russian regions, they perceived our fears as extremely exaggerated, and wrote off Nazism to the games of the marginalized.

The second spike in global interest in Ukraine was in 2013/14, when hundreds of foreign journalists flew in to cover the coup d'état. Naturally, the information in their media was presented extremely one-sidedly: 95 percent of foreign journalists did not leave Kyiv and openly played along with the Maidan, but there were those who were not too lazy to go to the Russian-speaking regions.

We then took them around Donetsk, where the Russian spring began, talked about our problems, explained the essence of what was happening. For employees of a very serious international office who flew to Donbass, my colleagues and I created a whole dossier covering the violation of the rights of Russian-speaking citizens in various spheres of life.

As a result, it was possible to establish human relations with some foreigners, although it was clear that at best they remain neutral, and even sympathize with the Ukrainians “who made a democratic choice.”

However, I believe that if they began to work objectively, their materials would be shelved by their direct superiors. Moreover, this applies to both “independent” journalists and employees of international structures who, taking advantage of their position, worked freely on both sides of the front line from 2014 to 2022.

I can’t speak about all foreigners, but some of them changed their minds during the war years. They regularly saw the real very dirty deeds of the heroes of the ATO, encountered the Nazis and found out whose artillery was shooting down the cities. So they tried to document what was happening and somehow influence the Ukrainian security forces.

An example of one such attempt to make the Armed Forces of Ukraine be human can be a letter from the Chairperson of the UN Monitoring Mission for Human Rights, Matilda Bogner, sent to Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk on January 25, 2022. Official copies of this letter were sent to a number of Kyiv officials, who either did not respond at all or limited themselves to empty replies. Therefore, the document was handed over to several civil activists. So a copy of this voluminous document reached me.

The letter was written based on the results of monitoring conducted by UN staff from September 1 to December 31, 2021.

Most of the letter consists of a multi-page list of those killed and wounded, as well as a scrupulous enumeration of destroyed residential buildings and infrastructure. That is, I have in my hands the unemotional statistics of the nightmare that Kyiv arranged in the recalcitrant region. However, there are also emotional moments in the document when Matilda addresses the Ukrainian general.

At the same time, when reading a letter, one must take into account that Ms. Bogner, firstly, is very loyal to Kyiv, and secondly, she is a diplomat and expresses herself with the greatest possible tact, carefully wrapping her real thoughts in tinsel that is pleasant for the addressee.

For example, she wrote:"I would like to remind you that ... all parties to the conflict are obliged to adhere to the applicable rules of international humanitarian law."

Translated from diplomatic language into plain language, this means: “General, your soldiers are violating the rules of war so massively and grossly that it is no longer possible to turn a blind eye to this!”

Or this: "... I would be grateful if your command would carry out the necessary internal checks on compliance with the above-mentioned norms of international civil law by units of the armed forces of Ukraine, the fire of which probably led to the above-mentioned cases of death or injury of civilians ..."

I translate : "Explain to your freaks that you can’t just shoot people at will and shoot at residential areas. This is a war crime."

“... I would like to raise with you the issue of the deployment of military facilities in populated areas ... our monitoring ... has found a clear relationship between the presence of military units under your command in populated areas and civilian casualties”

This doesn’t even need a translation. Where militants appear with a trident on their cockade, blood begins to flow.

"I would like to recall that, in accordance with customary international humanitarian law, parties to an armed conflict should avoid placing military objectives in or near densely populated areas."

It turns out that the practice of placing Ukrainian military equipment among residential buildings, and the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in schools with hospitals and turning ordinary citizens into human shields, was widespread in the Armed Forces of Ukraine long before the start of the Russian special operation. And not just journalists are talking about this, but UN officials.

Well, then Matilda writes a lot of beautiful words about the fact that soldiers should take care of the safety of civilians, try to avoid accidental killings of civilians and the destruction of civilian objects, or, as Mrs. Bogner put it: "at least to reduce such cases to a minimum."

And the icing on the cake is the phrase:

"I would like to urge you to ensure that the armed forces under your command always respect the obligations in the field of international humanitarian law."

Despite the fact that the words are in the form of a wish, this is a very serious statement. In fact, this is a direct accusation of the Ukrainian security forces in the mass commission of war crimes.

In addition, the letter contains various tables and graphs from which interesting conclusions can be drawn.

Here, for example, is a table that analyzes the places where civilians were killed as a result of shelling. 81.4% of those killed fall on the territory of the People's Republics and another 2.3% in the gray zone. The Ukrainian-controlled part of Donbas accounted for 16.3% of civilian deaths, respectively. The difference is colossal and indicates that it is the Armed Forces of Ukraine that are guilty of the vast majority of deaths, since it was they who shot the cities of the republics.

Thus, UN experts testify that the Ukrainian security forces massively and openly violated international humanitarian law, but none of the European or American politicians made any effort to stop the killing of residents of eastern Ukraine by the armed forces of Kyiv.

Adds Russian military journalist Boris Rozhin:
It is worth noting that almost all the “UN recommendations” regarding the war crimes committed by Ukraine, which are cited in these documents, have already migrated in an accusatory manner to the latest report of Amnesty International, which caused a whole hysteria in Ukraine and the resignation of the head of the Ukrainian branch of Amnesty International, which was simply suspended from the preparation of the report, since even in such a grant-eating organization as Amnesty International they perfectly understood that no objectivity, even decorative, could be expected from it.

Separately, it is worth noting that the Zelensky gang is yelling about the fact that Amnesty International accuses the UAF of a large number of victims due to the deployment of troops in schools and city blocks, indicating that the UAF cannot be blamed for this, because Russia attacked. As we see from the UN documents, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were accused of this even before the start of the JMD. Of course, we have been well aware of this since 2014. Here, of course, the beef is that now this topic has leaked into the Western press through the report of Amnesty International, and the Zelensky gang is now hastily extinguishing this fire, accusing Amnesty International of helping Putin.

Although the bottom line is only the desire of the Zelensky gang to evade responsibility for the committed systemic war crimes, for which Zelensky himself is directly responsible. leaked to the Western press and the Zelensky gang is now hastily extinguishing this fire, accusing Amnesty International of helping Putin.

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#1  Tsk, tsk, tsk. Don't you know 'war crimes' is a social construct of white supremacy.
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What's going on in Putin occupied Kherson has been hidden from the world. But insider accounts obtained by veteran war reporter DAVID PATRIKARAKOS expose unimaginable evil - and the awesome courage of the Ukrainian resistance
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] A cloud of thick smoke hangs over the occupied city of Kherson in Ukraine. Its very stench is evidence of Russian war crimes, on a scale almost too sickening to contemplate.

The smoke comes from mobile incinerators that are running night and day. Vladimir Putin's paranoid soldiers are burning the corpses of Ukrainian citizens tortured and murdered on suspicion of helping the resistance.

And they are dispatching the bodies of their own comrades too — hundreds of them. The Russians are killed by the constant pounding of Ukrainian shells from artillery placements surrounding the city and by highly organised, secret units of freedom fighters.

They are even killed by gangs of youths armed with knives who set upon drunken Russians and stab them.

The incinerators fill Kherson with the reek of charred flesh. There is no mistaking the smell and it adds to the pervasive sense of horror in this Black Sea port. It is a living hell.
And so forth.
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#1 
Posted by: Cholutle Thrans9751 || 08/08/2022 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  A cloud of thick smoke hangs over the occupied city of Kherson in Ukraine. Its very stench is evidence of Russian war crimes

It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a cloud of Russian war crimes appeared on the horizon.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/08/2022 9:59 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ 🙃
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/08/2022 10:19 Comments || Top||

#4  The lights went out.
A scream was heard!
"Nobody is hurt,"
Squawked a two-faced bird.
Posted by: Woozle Thrush3928 || 08/08/2022 18:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Sounds an awful lot like a democrat wet dream...
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