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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Russia admits being in talks for Brittney Griner-Viktor Bout prisoner exchange: diplomat
[NYPost] Russia has admitted that it is in talks with the US to exchange a notorious arms dealer for basketball player Brittney Griner, a Russian diplomat said.
"She's dumb as a rock and a pain in the ass. What will it take for us to give her back?"
The diplomat’s comments marked the first time Russia said it was in talks to exchange Griner for Viktor Bout, 55, who is in prison in the US, according to a report.

“The discussions on the very sensitive topic of an exchange are proceeding via the channels chosen by our presidents,” Alexander Datchiev, the head of the North America department at the Russian Foreign Ministry, was quoted as saying by state news agency TASS. “Silent diplomacy continues and should bear fruit if Washington, of course, is careful not to fall into propaganda.”

Griner, 31, was arrested at a Moscow airport in February after vape cartridges containing a small amount of cannabis oil were found in her luggage. Griner was charged with smuggling drugs and sentenced to nine years in prison earlier this month.
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Posted by: badanov || 08/14/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336110 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ..well.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/14/2022 7:13 Comments || Top||

The US needs a Britney Griner back just as bad as it needs a Viktor Bout loose. There's absolutely no rationale behind such an exchange.

Which is why it's going to take a Biden administration to do it!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/14/2022 7:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Gee, sounds like a fair trade to me. A notorious arms dealer for a two-bit athlete. There must be a first-round draft choice in there somewhere.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/14/2022 9:14 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm absolutely no fan of Rogan, but he makes a good point here. He does not extend the argument to the fact that there are Americans in foreign jails over drugs in countries other than Russia, and USGov doesn't break a sweat over them.

This is all about playing to the BLM crowd.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/14/2022 10:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Why was Brittney Griner in Russia in the first place?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/14/2022 11:18 Comments || Top||

#6  I've seen alot of vids circulating around were black people are saying the same thing as Rogan. They don't want her ass back either.
Posted by: Chris || 08/14/2022 11:18 Comments || Top||

#7  @#5 I thought she played ball there.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/14/2022 14:44 Comments || Top||

#8  She WAS going to play ball there
Posted by: Frank G || 08/14/2022 14:58 Comments || Top||

#9  Good WNBA players go to Russia every year because it is a relevant sport there and the salaries are much higher.

This negotiation is a big mistake. It makes the world that much more dangerous for Americans who hate America. Now the Dixie Chicks won’t be able to leave the country.
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/14/2022 16:18 Comments || Top||

#10  Ahh... Learned something new!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/14/2022 18:07 Comments || Top||

#11  They will give her back AFTER she catches one of the untreatable strains of TB in prison
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/14/2022 19:50 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
From Prison Cells to Special Units: Russia's New Recruits
[FoxNews] Vladimir Osechkin calls the active recruitment of Russian prisoners for work on the front lines of the war a cynical act. According to his sources — he gets tips from a range of people including prisoners' families — these efforts have been recently stepped up.

The army wants sappers as the Russian military has lost quite a few and it takes many years to train de-miners up. Russia, according to Osechkin, is also looking for men to send out as a sort of bait for Ukrainian soldiers — to draw fire from them in order to help Russians trace and then attack their positions. Finally, Osechkin says, they are tapping convicted killers and others with violent records to form "killer brigades" to shoot, cut and maim "the enemy."

Osechkin says the number of takers of such offers dropped off at one point when inmates began wising up to the fact that they might be used as cannon fodder. He believes that prompted an infamous man sometimes called "Putin's Chef" to himself start making the rounds of prisons. This has not been confirmed, but Osechkin is not the only one who has heard the reports.

The independent Mediazona outlet heard it from a few inmates. The "chef" is himself an ex-convict. Turned billionaire from involvement in many businesses from catering to running the mercenary group Wagner, which he incidentally denies, Yevgeny Prigozhin is said to be close to the Russian president.

"Apparently, like an ace, like a trump card, Putin pulled out Prigozhin and personally sent him to meetings with prisoners," Osechkin said, adding that Prigozhin could do an easy sell, saying something like, "I myself was once in prison, and now I am recruiting you. I have become a hero of Russia and you also have a chance in Putin's current system, to climb the ladder, get rich."

Mediazona interviewed prisoners who allegedly heard Prigozhin offer them "amnesty and money." And in the meeting with recruiters, one inmate recalled being told "we’re interested in murderers and burglars."
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/14/2022 11:21 || Comments || Link || [336092 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It is noisy, dirty work but at least you are outside.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/14/2022 16:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Ancient China did it. Nazis had the infamous Dirlewanger Brigade.
Posted by: magpie || 08/14/2022 21:15 Comments || Top||

Like this
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

Commentary by Russian blogger Donetsk.

A bit of background:

Igor Strelkov is a retired reserve colonel in the FSB who led the separatists initially, starting in Slavyansk. Strelkov is a call sign, owing to his past as a WWII reenactor (he was a Maxim machine gun gunner). His real family name is Girkin.

The big retreat from Slavyansk in July, 2014, under pressure from Ukrainian military and nationalist volunteers was ordered by Strelkov, a move that some separatist quarters regarded as unnecessary.

(I don't have an informed opinion on the issue since my reportage came a month later.)

There is little doubt, from what I know about the dynamic between Strelkov and the separatists, that Strelkov was a good tactical commander, but when it came to make the bigger decisions, he was terrible.

[DonRF] The news of the arrest of Igor Strelkov somehow affected many, both those who are in the subject and those who are not. For fools, the very posing of the question that a citizen of the Russian Federation can be arrested for trying to get into the ranks of the Russian Armed Forces caused a surge of happiness, although it would be necessary to sob here, smart careerists have pleasure :

It’s hard for me to call Strelkov’s emotional position regarding power constructive: I believe that To criticize is acceptable, to discredit is not. Otherwise, the principle of "together" is not respected. Believe me, in our time, the biggest feat for those who have something to say is to bite their tongue with a wish to shut up everyone and criticize silently, but for honest people:

But already now the number of gloating faggots that have surfaced is simply pleasing to the eye. Be more active. Don't hold back understanding.

In the end, everything is fine, but the colonel with vast experience in combat operations is still not in demand. And until the critical moment probably still won't be. More than sure. And it's not about some common cause, the problem is elsewhere. I would say jealousy and fear. Not states, no, individuals.

And the rest is inevitable - regardless of desires, I'm afraid. And the front and difficult times.

Posted by: badanov || 08/14/2022 04:21 || Comments || Link || [336095 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Strelkov means shooter or marksman, right?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/14/2022 8:12 Comments || Top||

#2  That's how it translates, but I think Strelkovnik would be a closer translation.

Al though Strelkovnik could also translate into archer.
Posted by: badanov || 08/14/2022 10:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Possibly also related to Strelnikov, the alias of one of the characters in Dr. Zhivago, who had an armored train.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/14/2022 19:40 Comments || Top||

Donbass forces liberate town of Peski from Ukrainian control
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] The allied forces of the Donbass republics and the Russian army completely liberated the settlement of Peski in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Saturday.

"As a result of offensive operations by the allied forces, the settlement of Peski in the Donetsk People’s Republic has been completely liberated," the front man said.

Spokesman for the DPR People’s Militia Eduard Basurin told news hounds on August 10 that the allied forces were conducting major combat operations in the Donetsk area around the settlements of Maryinka, Peski and Avdeyevka. In Soledar and Artyomovsk in the republic’s north, the people’s militia forces were already fighting in the urban and industrial area, he added.

Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336074 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

Russian Telegram account that says a Ukrainian HARM missile was used on a Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense system
Posted by: Fred || 08/14/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336075 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  The Pantsir-S was defeated several times in Libya when attacked by multiple drones. Apparently, the Pantsir-S killed one or two drones but was hit by the third or fourth.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 08/14/2022 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  From the reports I read Garth, it didn't even do that well. The small drones confuse the radar and apparently even an older HARM is more than a match for it.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2022 10:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Dropped your pants sir?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/14/2022 13:03 Comments || Top||

Operational summary of the Ukrainian General Staff for the evening of Saturday, August 13
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Vesti] In the Volyn and Polesye directions , the units of the armed forces of Belarus carry out tasks to strengthen the protection of the section of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border in the Brest and Gomel regions. This is stated in the operational summary of the General Staff as of 18.00 Saturday, August 13.

In the Seversky direction, the enemy fired from artillery of various calibers in the areas of the settlements of Senkovka, Gremyach and Pushkari in the Chernihiv region and Basovka and Kondratovka in the Sumy region. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of border areas with unmanned aerial vehicles.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired at civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Udy, Prudyanka, Russian Lozovaya, Cherkasy and Russian Tishki, Petrovka, Stary Saltov, Ivanovka, Gusarovka, Lebyazhe and Korobochkino. Inflicted air strikes near Stary Saltov, Gusarovka and Mospanovo. Supports high intensity UAV reconnaissance. The enemy was trying to improve the tactical position in the area of ​​Pitomnik. Our soldiers adequately met the invaders - they inflicted damage on him and forced him to flee.

In the Slavic direction, the enemy fired from tanks, cannon artillery and multiple launch rocket systems near Vernopolye, Bogorodichny, Bolshoi Kamyshevakhi, Dovgenkiy, Krasnopolye, Dolyna and Dibrovnoye. He launched an airstrike in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Zaliman. Not far from Novaya Dmitrovka and the Valley, he tried to break through the defenses of our troops, but was unsuccessful , retreated.

In the Kramatorsk direction , the enemy used cannon and rocket artillery to shell the areas of Kramatorsk, Verkhnekamensky, Seversky, Grigorievka and Krivaya Luka. By assault actions he tried to improve the tactical position near Ivano-Daryevka and Vyemka. He was rebuffed and retreated.

In the Bakhmut direction , shelling of military and civilian infrastructure near Chasovoy Yar, Bakhmut and seven other settlements was recorded. The enemy launched air strikes near Yakovlevka, Spirne, Vesela Dolina, Kodema, Soledar, Bakhmut, Zaitsev and Bakhmutsky. With offensive and assault actions , the enemy tried to advance at Yakovlevka, Bakhmut, Vershina and Zaitsev, but had no success. Fighting continues in some areas.

In the Avdeevsky direction, the enemy fired from tanks and rocket artillery at the areas of the settlements of Kurakhovo, New York, Maryinka, Krasnogorovka and Alexandropol. Launched an airstrike near Maryinka. With offensive actions, the invaders are trying to break through the defenses of our troops in the directions of Alexandropol, Krasnogorovka, Avdeevka, Maryinka and Peski. There are tough fights.

On the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhya directions , the enemy is carrying out a fiery defeat not far from Vladimirovka, Pavlovka, Vugledar and a number of other settlements. Inflicted air strikes on the areas of Novoselka, Pavlovka, Vladimirovka and Krasnoe. Attempts by the invaders to improve the tactical situation in the directions of Pavlovka and Novoselka failed.

In the Yuzhnobuzhsky direction, the enemy fired at civilian infrastructure near the Stepnaya Valley, Parutinoye, Pribugsky and others. Enemy aircraft operated near Andreevka, Osokorovka, White Well and Lozovoye,
the occupiers unsuccessfully tried to advance in the areas of the settlements of Lozovoe and Shirokoye. They retreated with losses.

August 13 is the 171st day of the war between Russia and Ukraine . Briefly about the main thing that happened in the country on that day, about the situation in the regions, the exchange of prisoners, as well as all the relevant information from key departments - online Vesti.ua .

Russian troops shell Kramatorsk: 3 people were killed, more than a dozen injured

[Vesti] As a result of the evening shelling of Kramatorsk by Russian troops, at least two people were killed, and 13 more were injured. This was announced by the head of the Donetsk OVA Pavel Kirilenko.

In addition, at least 20 houses were damaged by shelling, and a fire broke out in the private sector. Police and rescuers are on the scene.

"The final consequences of the shelling have yet to be established. I ask everyone: do not be a target for the Russians! Evacuate in time!" - the head of the region emphasized.

Updated at 3:00. The mayor of Kramatorsk, Alexander Goncharenko, said that a woman wounded as a result of the shelling of Kramatorsk died in the hospital. Thus, the number of victims of the evening shelling increased to three people.

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Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: August 13th, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited
[Korrespondent] 22:17 Zelensky, in an evening video message, named the hottest points of the front in the Donetsk region: "Fierce fighting continues in the Donbass. The hottest points of the front in this direction are unchanged - Avdiivka, Marinka, Peski, Bakhmut and all the corresponding directions. Russia sent there just a colossal the volume of its military resources is artillery, equipment, people. All our defenders and defenders there are just heroes. Kharkiv region is a strong Ukrainian defense, and attempts by the invaders to attack constantly fail."

The president also noted that the struggle in the south of the country "gives good news" about the destruction of the forces and means of the Russian army: "We do not lose a day - we reduce the potential of the occupiers."

22:02 Amnesty International said it wants to have its scandalous report on the Armed Forces of Ukraine checked by independent experts. The corresponding process is currently "initiated at the international level," the organization said.

21:11 Mayor of Nikolaev Alexander Senkevich reported that at about 20:00 the city was fired upon - in one of the districts a rocket exploded near a residential building, it is known about one wounded.

19:50 Zaluzhny said that he had spoken with the head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley: "Once again, we checked the estimates of the losses of the Russians in this war. We note that the enemy is suffering significant losses, primarily in manpower - a fifth of the units of the Armed Forces The Russian Federation, involved in hostilities in Ukraine, has been defeated."

Zaluzhny also stressed that active hostilities are now taking place on the 1,300 km front: "We really need to increase artillery fire - I again turned to our partners with this."

19:27 Montenegro has declared Russian Ambassador Vladislav Maslennikov persona non grata. The agency demanded that he leave the country within seven days, and if the ambassador remains, he will not have any powers. Maslennikov himself said that the Montenegrin authorities did not explain the reasons for their decision.

18:59 In the Kharkiv direction, in the area of ​​​​the Nursery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they repelled the offensive of the Russians and inflicted damage on them, the invaders also retreated with losses near Lozovoye and Shirokoye in the Kherson region, the General Staff said in the evening report .

18:28 The leadership of the RF Armed Forces moved from Kherson to the Left Bank, the head of the Nikolaev OVA Vitaly Kim said.

18:01 Slovakia has handed over four Zuzana self-propelled guns to Ukraine, Defense Minister Yaroslav Nagy said.

17:23 In Irpin, Kiev region, a modular town has been put into operation for 352 residents of the city who have lost their roof over their heads as a result of the Russian invasion, Mayor Alexander Markushin said. Dubki township, for which Poland provided modular structures, consists of 88 four-bed residential modules. Markushin noted that work has already begun on the arrangement of another similar modular city.

16:40 The mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, said that for the seventh day in a row, the resistance forces "do not give the rashists a second of peace." According to him, a powerful explosion thundered in the northeastern part of Melitopol, which was heard by residents of all surrounding areas and even settlements near the city. "We are waiting for good news about the next losses of Russia," Fedorov wrote.

16:22 The Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station is operating in emergency mode due to constant shelling, the station's "management" appointed by the Russians said. In particular, one turbine is disabled after missile strikes. The full restoration of the hydroelectric power station after the shelling can be completed in a year and a half, according to the "deputy director" of the station Arseniy Zelensky.

15:18 In the Nikolaev area because of attacks the reserved Kinburnsky braid burns the fifth month, writes Kinburn.Info. Fires have been breaking out every day since the beginning of the war. Around the villages of Pokrovka, Vasilievka and Pokrovsky farms, the forest was completely burned out. Under the threat of destruction of 465 species of flora. According to local foresters, 1,600 hectares of pine forest burned down by early August.

14:57 Ukraine will launch an electronic queue for crossing the border, Shmyhal said: "One of the main tasks is to speed up the passage of people, cars and goods at checkpoints. This will help civilians, as well as activate business and increase trade."

14:31 The Hungarian Foreign Ministry said that Gazprom began delivering gas in excess of the established contracts following the negotiations of Peter Szijjártó in Moscow.

13:59 The mayor of Energodar Dmitry Orlov warned of another provocation by the occupiers. According to local residents, shelling is being carried out again from the area of ​​the park zone towards the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the industrial area.

13:34 Slovakia will hand over its MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, the state television channel RTV reported, citing Defense Minister Yaroslav Nagy.

13:05 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the complete capture of the settlement of Sands in the Donetsk region, as well as the "destruction of the HIMARS launcher" in the Kramatorsk region.

12:39 Blinken said the United States is "concerned by reports" that the "DNR" is "charged" against citizens of Great Britain, Sweden and Croatia: "Russia and its proxies are obliged to comply with international humanitarian law, including the rights and protection provided to prisoners of war" .

12:17 The occupiers are shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant from the village of Vodiane and are preparing provocations under the Ukrainian flag. According to Ukrainian military intelligence, one of the Russian artillery strikes damaged the first block of the pumping station of the heat and underground communications workshop. Another blow led to the partial destruction of the fire department responsible for the safety of the ZNPP. At the same time, the invaders are actively creating a "picture" for their propaganda: for this purpose, two buses of "extras" were recently brought to the station, which should play the role of "local residents and staff." Real locals and staff refuse to participate in such productions.

At the Energodar stele at the entrance to the city, the Russians drove a Pion self-propelled artillery mount with the letter Z applied in white paint. A blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag was hoisted on the self-propelled guns - apparently, for yet another provocation to accuse the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

11:55 The head of the Nikolaev OVA Vitaly Kim and General Dmitry Marchenko, who is engaged in the defense of the region, announced "certain results" in the near future and promised to talk about them.

11:29 Two more ships with Ukrainian agricultural products left the port of Chornomorsk, the Turkish Ministry of Defense reported. One of them is a Fulmar S under the flag of Barbados with 12 thousand tons of corn, the destination is Turkish Iskenderun. The second is Thoe under the flag of the Marshall Islands with 3,000 tons of sunflower seeds, it goes to Tekirdag, Turkey. In the meantime, the bulk carrier Brave Commander has arrived at the Yuzhny port, it is to be loaded with grain for Africa.

11:22 British intelligence reports that the recent attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine have probably made it impossible for the Russian Federation to transfer military equipment along the Dnieper River along two main road bridges in the Kherson region - Antonovsky and near the Novokakhovskaya hydroelectric station. In recent days, Russia has managed to carry out only a superficial repair of the Antonovsky Bridge.

Even if Russia manages to carry out significant bridge repairs, they will remain a key vulnerability, analysts say. The ground supply of several thousand Russian soldiers on the west bank almost certainly depends on only two pontoon ferry crossings. With their supply chain limited, the size of the resources Russia has been able to amass on the West Bank is likely to be a key factor in the strength of the force.

10:41 Five -story residential buildings will be built for the IDPs - according to the plan, the process will take 5-6 months, the OP reported. Housing will be built in 16 regions of Ukraine - 2,000 apartments in each region. The cost with all furniture and equipment will be about 700-800 dollars per square meter. After the de-occupation of the territories and the restoration of the housing stock, people will be able to return to their homes, and these apartments will be transferred to the military, doctors, and police officers.

10:02 Ukrainian Armed Forces operate as effectively as possible in the fight against the Russian army, the Pentagon said: "On a scale from 0 to 10, the effectiveness of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be 12, just based on how impressive they were to us in many ways. They found ways to do something that seemed impossible to us."

09:45 Russia urged the United States to "force Zelensky to return to negotiations before it's too late." "The best solution for Washington to avoid a humiliating defeat, as recently happened in Afghanistan, would be to force Zelensky to stop senseless resistance and return to the negotiating table before it's too late," said Alexander Darchiev, director of the North America Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. He also threatened Washington to break off diplomatic relations with Moscow if the Russian Federation is recognized as a sponsor of terrorism.

09:41 The General Staff announced the approximate losses of the enemy on the morning of August 13. The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the Bakhmut and Krivoy Rog directions.

  • personnel - about 43,400 (+200) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1856 (+7),

  • armored combat vehicles - 4115 (+7),

  • artillery systems - 978 (+3),

  • MLRS - 261 (+0),

  • air defense systems - 136 (+0),

  • aircraft - 233 (+0),

  • helicopters - 193 (+0),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 779 (+1),

  • cruise missiles - 187 (+2),

  • ships/boats - 15 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 3036 (+15),

  • special equipment - 91 (+1).

09:36 S&P and Fitch downgraded Ukraine's ratings in foreign currency to "selective default" and "limited default". In particular, S&P downgraded Ukraine's rating to "SD/SD" from "CC/C", Fitch - to "RD" from "C".

09:33 In the Donetsk region on August 12, as a result of enemy shelling, five civilians were killed - two in Kramatorsk, one each in Bakhmut, Kurakhovo and Kodem. Another 35 people were injured, Pavel Kirilenko, head of the OVA, said.

09:29 In the Dnipropetrovsk region, the Russian army hit two districts at night - Nikopol and Krivoy Rog. In particular, the enemy fired 30 rockets from Gradov at Nikopol. People were not injured, said the head of the OVA Valentin Reznichenko.

09:27 The head of British military intelligence, Jim Hockenhall, believes that Russia and Ukraine are unlikely to achieve any significant military success this year. According to the general, it is "unrealistic" to expect decisive shifts in the south in the coming months. At the same time, he admits that there will be attempts at offensives and counterattacks. The scout expects a protracted conflict in Ukraine.

09:20 The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) suggests that Russia exaggerates the number of people who signed up for volunteer battalions to hide the failures in their formation. And those volunteers who nevertheless managed to be attracted are sent directly to the combat zones. In particular, Russian Telegram channels report that volunteer Cossack detachments operate in the Kharkiv and Zaporozhye regions. That said, the deployment of poorly trained volunteers suggests that Russian forces are not prioritizing the Kharkiv and Zaporozhye regions, analysts say.

08:16 The Russians tried to advance in the directions of the Lisichansk Oil Refinery - Ivano-Daryevka and Nikolaevka - Vyemka. The enemy carried out assault and offensive operations, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported in the morning report .

07:15 At night, the Russians fired again at Kharkov - the center, Nemyshlyansky and Sloboda districts suffered. In particular, the college building was damaged, critical infrastructure communications were damaged, and windows were blown out in several residential buildings. No people were hurt, Mayor Igor Terekhov said.

01:51 APU hit the automobile bridge of the Novaya Kakhovka dam, it no longer functions, OK Pivden reported.

00:16 The runway at the Saki military airfield in Crimea was not damaged, so the Russians will continue to be able to use it, said Yury Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: “This is a very strong “prick” for the enemy, unpleasant. Both the flight crew and the engineering staff serving these aircraft were probably destroyed... In fact, this happened for the first time... What exactly happened, we cannot say... Will they restore the airfield? The main thing at the airfield is the runway. The runway works there. Restoring the airfield is not a problem."

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Russian Perspective: Operation to Denazify Ukraine: Operational Brief August 13th (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] 22:31 Humanitarian aid was delivered to the Melitopol district by activists of the public organization "Yug Molodoy" with the support of the Ministry of Youth Policy of the State Administration of Zaporozhye region.

21:54 A total of 58 foreign ships remain blocked in the ports of Ukraine.

20:30 The media write about the capture of the villages of Udy and Odnorobovka in the north of the Kharkiv region.

18:52 There are reports of four explosions in Energodar, where the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is located.

18:45 New Kakhovka strong explosion. Most likely next arrivals.

18:20 Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson direction have lost:

- more than 200 people killed and wounded;
- two UAVs;
- three BMP-1;
- five T-64 tanks;
- during the operation of the air defense system, four shells of the MLRS "HIMARS" were destroyed;

As a result of the strike of the Russian Aerospace Forces, two underground warehouses with ammunition for the Grad and Uragan type MLRS were destroyed

18:16 The Armed Forces of Ukraine fired nine more shells in the area of ​​the Zaporozhye NPP. The station itself is also under threat due to the constant shelling of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. As a result, the latter is currently operating in a pre-emergency mode, which poses a direct threat to the operation of cooling systems at a nuclear facility.

18:13 Another colonel of the Ukrainian Air Force destroyed as a result of recent missile strikes. Colonel of the 18th separate helicopter detachment of the Ukrainian Air Force Sholomiy Ivan Ivanovich.

17:48 Ukrainian troops fired nine shells on the territory of the Zaporozhye TPP.

17:17 In the Kharkiv region near the Gavrilovka station, over 70 soldiers of the 30th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed and more than 300 were wounded. Traffic through the railway station is completely blocked.

17:10 Head of the government of the Zaporozhye region Anton Koltsov: work has started on gasification of the region from Berdyansk to Melitopol, the laying of a pipeline between these two cities has begun.

16:34 The shelling of Melitopol in the Zaporozhye region with several missiles from the Ukrainian troops on Saturday afternoon was repelled by air defense, said Vladimir Rogov, a representative of the regional administration.

16:05 “Terrorism of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has acquired a new form. They consciously work on man-made objects. A couple of days hit the Donbass, spilled ammonia. Now they are working at the Zaporozhye NPP. They are trying to create a "dirty bomb" in the territory that is now occupied by the allied forces." Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the LPR to Russia Rodion Miroshnik on the air of Solovyov Live.

14:36 ​​The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is again under fire from Ukrainian militants, as is the city of Energodar - the authorities.

14:00 EU countries have decided to increase the production of artillery systems, ammunition and other military equipment for Ukraine. This was announced by Danish Defense Minister Morten Bodskov. So far only Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have made the decision.

13:15 Highlights from the new briefing of the Russian Defense Ministry:

The Russian Armed Forces in the Mykolaiv region destroyed two Mi-24 helicopters of the Ukrainian Air Force on the helipad;
The RF Armed Forces destroyed more than 70 and wounded more than 300 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​the Gavrilovka railway station in the Kharkiv region;

Russian air defense destroyed four Ukrainian UAVs, intercepted four HIMARS MLRS shells.

12:22 Sevastopol, Melitopol and the Melitopol region have signed an agreement on cooperation and interaction. Sevastopol provided great support by donating four units of equipment for housing and communal services: tractors, a vacuum cleaner and an aerial platform.

11:42 Residents of the Kherson region who received Russian passports will be able to use a special state support program

Alla Barkhatnova, head of the Department of Labor and Social Policy of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, told Tavria journalists in detail about how to get it and where to apply.

11:13 The Pentagon claims that the United States does not indicate to Ukraine how to conduct military operations with the Russian Federation, it is Kyiv that determines the targets for attacks.

08:50 A ship arrived at the Yuzhny port in the Odessa region to load grain for Africa. The bulk carrier will put to sea as part of one of the nearest caravans. This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov.

08:31 The Armed Forces of Ukraine are shelling columns of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and even the points of distribution of humanitarian aid themselves. This was reported by one of the volunteers, who miraculously survived during the last attack. A few minutes before the attack by Ukrainian militants, she left the warehouse - the shell hit the building directly. With the help of residents of the liberated regions, the military traffic police of the Western Military District are guarding the convoys. In the event of shelling, they will stand up to protect people and cargo.

08:12 Prisoners of war of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the units of the Marine Corps, National Guard, Airborne Assault and Ground Forces made a decision to stay on the territory controlled by the Russian Federation because of the unwillingness to fight and the fear of being on the front lines again.

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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: August 13th, 2022
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[NewsFrontInfo] 22:37 In Gorlovka, as a result of shelling from the armed formations of Ukraine, three people were killed, seven were injured today.

21:42 The result of today's shelling of the DPR is Ukrainian artillery, including "NATO" caliber, five civilians were killed. Three of them are in Gorlovka. Among them is a 17-year-old teenager. Another 15 people were injured. There are heavy ones. The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to hit civilian targets, with the priority being the residential sector.

20:34 On the operational lines of the DPR JCCC for August 13, received additional information on civilian casualties in the cities of the Republic:

Donetsk, Petrovsky district:

- a man born in 1980 was wounded.

n.p. Gorlovka:


- woman born in 1978
- a man born in 1978
- guy born in 2004


- wounded men born in 1962, 1983, 1966

n.p. Staromikhaylovka:

- a man born in 1962 was wounded.

As of 20:30, the total number of civilian casualties from VFU attacks on August 13, 2022 amounted to 20 people (five killed, 15 injured), including one person from the previously liberated settlement. Staromayorskoe. The information continues to flow.

Received additional information on damages as a result of shelling of the VFU cities of the Republic:

n.p. Staromikhaylovka:

- st. Partizanskaya, 4 - a private residential building.

n.p. Gorlovka:

the village of Russian Territory:

- st. Barabinskaya, 86 - a private residential building;
- st. Gudkova, 5 - private residential building;
- st. Barabinskaya - damaged power line.

settlement of Bessarabka:

- Enterprise "Uglesnab" - a fire was recorded;
- Correctional colony No. 87 - infrastructure damaged;
- st. Tushinskaya, 21/1 - a private residential building.

n.p. Makeivka, Chervonogvardeysky district:

- st. Krinichnaya, 21 - a private residential building.

Information about the consequences of shelling continues to arrive.

20:14 VFU wounded a civilian in Donetsk

During the shelling of Donetsk on the street. Chapaev was wounded by a man born in 1962. Delivered in GB 24.

19:52 Ukrainian militants killed two and wounded one civilian in Zaitsevo

During the shelling of Zaitsevo on the street. Karbyshev, Ukrainian militants killed men born in 2004 and born in 1978. Another man was also injured there.

17:12 A civilian was wounded in the Kirovsky district of Donetsk

On st. Krasnaya Zarya male, born in 1976 stepped on a prohibited anti-personnel mine PFM-1 "Petal" dropped by Ukrainian militants.

17:11 VFU wounded two2 more civilians in Horlivka

Ukrainian militants attacked the Nikitovsky district of Gorlovka, a man was injured on the street. Zinina and a woman on the street. Dokuchaev.

16:25 In Makiivka on the street. Parkhomenko, a civilian born in 1938 died. AFU continues to deliberately kill civilians of the Republic!!! A woman born in 1948 came under fire from the VFU. on st. Mamaev Kurgan in the Petrovsky district of the city, was injured!

15:34 Zelensky at an emergency meeting ordered Zaluzhny to withdraw combat units from the Donbass, they should be brought in as reservists in their place.

This order is a living confirmation of the prisoners from n p Peski, who came to us in that week. All of the five who surrendered were mobilized.

15:29 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): six rounds of 152mm caliber were fired.

14:33 The Russian military is conducting a counter-battery fight in the Donbass. Two platoons of "Gradov", three 2S3 self propelled artillery batteries and five platoons of D-30 howitzers were completely destroyed.

14:10 VFU killed a civilian in Donetsk

As a result of the shelling of the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk on the street. The coal man died.

13:46 The village was shelled. Staromikhaylovka:

On st. Chapaeva, 17 windows and a wall are damaged.
On st. Chapaeva, 24 glazing is damaged.

13:38 As of August 13, 2022, on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic, a group of troops of the DPR and LPR, with fire support from the RF Armed Forces, liberated 267 settlements.

13:31 Report of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation of August 13, 2022

- Completely released n.p. Peski;
— In the area of ??N. p. Old Terny (DPR) more than 100 nationalists of the "Right Sector" were destroyed;
- In the Kramatorsk region, the HIMARS launcher was destroyed;

13:07 In the region of Kramatorsk in the DPR, a HIMARS launcher and a warehouse with ammunition for it were destroyed - the Russian Ministry of Defense.

13:05 More than 100 Right Sector nationalists were killed in the DPR as a result of a strike on command posts in the Starye Terny area - the RF Ministry of Defense.

13:01 The village of Sands in the DPR is completely liberated - the Russian Ministry of Defense. There was one of the most powerful fortified areas of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

13:00 According to the operational lines of the DPR JCCC for August 13, information was received about civilian casualties in the cities of the Republic:

Gorlovka (wholesale market):

- man born in 1962
- women born in 1954, 1961, 1950
- st. Gorlovskaya Division, 2 - the infrastructure of the wholesale market, cars were damaged.

Donetsk, Kirovsky district:
- st. N. Ostrovsky, 18 - a direct hit in an apartment building.

the village of Zaitsevo:
- as a result of shelling on the street. Rybalko and st. Lukin scattered PFM "Petal".

12:43 New information about the shelling of the Kuibyshev region:

Near the house number 12 on the street. Lenkoranskaya wounded was a woman born in 1963.

In the microdistrict Azotny, st. 60 years of the USSR, PRS-DK area, ATP, tram number 4 terminus.

In the house number 15 on the street. 60 years of the USSR damaged windows.

12:30 As a result of the armed aggression of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, multiple destructions were recorded in the Gorlovsky village of Golmovsky: Ul. Generala Antonov, 66 - the house was damaged, power lines were interrupted, st. Shokalsky, 54 - the house and the fence were damaged, st. Shokalsky, 52 - the roof and housing construction were damaged. As a result of yesterday's (08/12/2022) shelling from the positions of Ukrainian terrorists in the Nikitovsky district of Gorlovka, a house on the street was damaged. Mining, 80. Arrivals of enemy rounds at this address are recorded for the third time since the beginning of the year.

11:32 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Pervomaiskoye - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.

11:22 Under the blow of Ukrainian punishers Kyiv district of Donetsk. On st. 18th Party Congress, 31, a gas pipeline was broken, a car was damaged. On st. Sobinova, 18 damage in the switchboard, no fire.

11:11 The settlement of Alexandropolye came under the control of the Allied Forces of the Russian Federation and the LDNR.

10:40 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Pervomaiskoye - Donetsk (Kyiv region): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired.

10:33 According to updated data, as a result of the shelling of the wholesale market from the positions of the Ukronazis, four civilians of Gorlovka were injured. The injured were transported by ambulance to a medical facility. A gas pipe was damaged on the territory of the market, cars were damaged.

09:42 During the day, three people were killed on the territory of the DPR, 11 more were injured.

09:28 AFU shelled the wholesale market in Horlivka. So far, three casualties have been reported.

08:47 Stickers dedicated to the unity of Russia and Donbass appeared in the Moscow metro. Stickers appeared on the doors of the Moscow metro cars, symbolizing the unity of Russia with the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, as well as their future unification.

08:38 Results of the shelling of the Kuibyshev region:

- st. Estonskaya, 18 - damaged glazing, roofing;
- st. Estonskaya, 20 - glazing, roofing, facade, fence are damaged;
- st. Estonskaya, 21 – glazing, roofing, fence are damaged;
- st. Zaboyshchikov, 8 - the fence, glazing, roof, facade are damaged;
- st. Yunokommunarskaya, 23 - damaged roof, glazing;
- st. Dolinskaya, 20 - damaged glazing, facade, garage, car.

08:25 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Orlovka - n.p. Makeevka (Chervonogvardeisky district): five rounds of 155mm caliber were fired;
n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirov district): eight rounds of 152mm caliber were fired.

08:00 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Netaylovo - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky, Kirovsky districts): six rounds of 152mm caliber were fired.
n.p. Zaitsevo (northern) - n.p. Zaitsevo (southern): six mines fired in 120mm caliber.

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