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Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, compounding fears of a disaster as the U.N. chief said it should be made a demilitarised zone and Ukraine demanded that Russian forces withdraw from it.
Satellite pictures released on Thursday showed devastation at a Russian air base in Crimea, hit days earlier in an attack that suggested Kyiv may have obtained new long-range strike capability with potential to change the course of the war.
Russian shelling killed 11 people in Ukraine's central Dnipropetrovsk region overnight, governor Valentyn Reznychenko said on Wednesday, as Britain said Russia had "almost certainly" established a major new ground force to support its war.
Ukraine reported intense Russian shelling across the frontlines on Tuesday as both sides traded blame for the weekend strike on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex which triggered international concern about a potential atomic disaster.
Amnesty International apologised on Sunday for "distress and anger" caused by a report accusing Ukraine of endangering civilians which infuriated President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and triggered the resignation of its Kyiv office head.
* Three ships loaded with Ukrainian grain left the ports of Odessa and Chornomorsk. The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Alexander Kubrakov, disseminates this information on the social network. There are 57 thousand tons of corn on three ships, Navi star, Rojen and Polarnet, which are going to Turkey, Great Britain and Ireland.* Between February 24 and August 5, Ukrainian forces killed 41,650 Russian soldiers* "The current situation in Europe is caused by "NATO's aggressive attack" and "the Alliance's approach to Russia's borders" - this is how Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov responds to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's assessment of threats on the continent due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. According to Peskov, NATO in Ukraine In 2014, by changing the government and bringing its borders closer to the borders of Russia, it provoked Moscow.
* According to the chairman of the Sumy regional military administration, Dimitry Zhivitsky, the Russian occupiers bombarded the region with mortars, grenade launchers and self-propelled artillery. Ukrainian media writes. * According to the War Research Institute, Russia may reduce the intensity of the Seversky invasion in the near future in order to focus on Bakhmut. * According to the Mayor of Kharkiv, Igor Terekhov, Russian invaders attacked the central part of Kharkiv at 04:09 in the morning. According to the mayor, the Russians dropped 2 bombs in the skull. One of them hit a 2-story house. As it is known, at the moment rescuers are on the spot and are trying to pull out the survivors from the ruins.
According to the information of the operational command of Ukraine "Samkhreti", the Ukrainian military has finally cleared Andreevka and Lozovoe from the Russian invaders. According to them, the Ukrainian aviation made four strikes against the enemy using ground attack aircraft, bombers and helicopters. Enemy strongholds in Andreevka, Belogorka and Blagodatn districts were hit.* According to the Institute for the Study of War, the so-called The Donetsk People's Republic continues to seize new territories of Ukraine, where it plans to hold a referendum later. * According to the mayor of Kharkiv Igor Terekhov, another rocket attack of the enemy was carried out on the city, as a result of which at least 6 people were injured. According to the mayor, the target of the attack was the city's industrial facilities.
Russian troops launched a missile attack on a port in southern Ukraine, a regional official said. This came days after another Ukrainian port on the Black Sea was hit by an air strike.The port infrastructure in the Nikolaev region was attacked by Russian forces on Tuesday, the mayor of Nikolaev, Alexander Senkevich, said.Russia struck the port of Odessa on Saturday, hours after the belligerents signed an agreement on the safe passage of ships carrying agricultural imports."A massive missile attack was carried out in southern Ukraine from the Black Sea and using aviation," Sienkiewicz said, speaking on Ukrainian state television.There were no reports of casualties, and Sienkiewicz did not elaborate on the damage caused by the missile strikes.The port in Odessa was hit by Russian Kalibr missiles in an attack on Saturday that outraged Ukrainian authorities and Western countries.
* HIMARS multiple missile systems help Ukraine destroy Russian occupiers. Kirill Budanov, head of the main intelligence division of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, announced this. * Armed forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the direction of Kramatorsk and Bakhmut. The information is disseminated by the General Staff of Ukraine. * Ukrainians will never give up their independence and they will not break from within, as has happened many times, but not now! - President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated this in his next video address. * After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 183 religious places were completely or partially destroyed. - Kyiv Independent reports on this.
"A ceasefire with Russia without returning the lost lands will only prolong the war," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.As Zelensky mentioned in an interview given to the publication, the ceasefire will allow Russia to keep the territories of Ukraine."The freezing of the conflict with the Russian Federation is a pause that will be a way for the Kremlin to rest," Volodymyr Zelensky said, adding that this step will further increase the scale of the conflict, and most importantly, according to Zelensky, the ceasefire will give Russia additional time to mobilize and arm its forces.
As a result of Russian shelling of the densely populated area of Kharkov, at least three people were killed and at least 23 were injured.According to officials and eyewitnesses, a mosque, a medical facility and a shopping area were hit.Police in Ukraine's second-largest city said cluster bombs hit the Barbashovo market, where Associated Press reporters saw a woman weeping over her dead husband's body.Local authorities said the impact also damaged a bus stop, a gymnasium and a residential building.The bombing came after Russia confirmed plans to seize territories outside eastern Ukraine, where the Russian military has been trying for months to conquer the Donbass, which lies south of Kharkiv.