Mainstream media in a nutshell
🇫🇮 Finland will take part in the training of the Ukrainian military in the UK
This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic.
About 20 military instructors will be sent to the UK for these purposes.
The purpose of the program is to provide basic military training to 10 thousand citizens of Ukraine for this year, who will be able to join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The idea of creating such a program belongs to the United Kingdom, which offered to join other countries that are part of the London-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF).
In addition to Finland, they include Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Estonia.
Earlier, Sweden announced its desire to join the program, it will send 120 instructors of the armed forces of the kingdom. Finland is being bitch by the colonial spirit of the Anglo-Americans that never left them…
❗️OSINT-analyst Def Mon showed the approximate location of Russian battalion tactical groups on the territory of Ukraine.
Most of the BTGs are now concentrated in the Kherson direction – 22 BTGs in total. However, on the border of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions on the left bank of the Dnieper there are 27 BTGs, which can be directed both west to the Kherson direction, and east to the Zaporozhye direction, where 17 BTGs are now concentrated, depending on where reinforcement is needed.
10-12 BTGs are concentrated near Kharkov, 17-20 BTGs are concentrated on the Balakleya-Izyum-Slavyansk line, 13-15 BTGs are on the Seversk-Bakhmut-Avdeevka-Maryinka line, where the Russian troops have the greatest success in advancing.
In total, Def Mon counted 106-111 BTG in Ukraine. Their condition is estimated at 60-80%. Plus, about 10 more are being restored on the territory of the Russian Federation.
On June 25, Def Mon already made a similar calculation, then he counted up to 99 BTG on the territory of Ukraine + 10 in reserve. In order to break through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, the Russian Federation had to concentrate 54 BTGs in this direction.
Kosor magazine quoted a French military source as saying that the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) has resorted to a new tactic, which is to hire contracted “assistants” in exchange for money, to participate in the war siding with Ukraine
🇺🇦🇺🇸The American TV channel CBS News has deleted a film about military aid to Kiev.
The company said that the picture “Arming Ukraine” allegedly “reflects outdated data” and it will be reworked.
The movie said that about 70% of weapons and equipment coming from the West “dissolve” on the border with Ukraine.
Its authors came to the conclusion that the billions of dollars that the United States sends to Ukraine do not reach the recipients.
It also starred an Amnesty International expert who investigated the crimes of the Ukrainian military.
The picture caused streams of criticism from Ukrainian politicians and Western “experts” upset by the truth.
Will Kiev accuse the American TV channel CBS of working for the Kremlin? The question is rhetorical.
new information has been published about the unique capabilities of the modern Russian tactical rifle “Stalingrad” (TSVL-8). According to the director of the Artifacts of the Air Defense Forces, Yuri Knotov, this type of light weapon has is capable of penetrating through a tank armor. He recalled that the range of action of the rifle is 1,500 meters, which allows wounding enemy officers.
🇷🇺🇺🇦 Another video of the use of the Lancet UAV in the Kherson direction. Enemy checkpoint destroyed.
✈️SU-25’s flying towards Maryinka to demilitarise and denazify
🇷🇺🇺🇦 In the Zaporozhye region, they say that the referendum on joining Russia can be held online so as not to endanger people’s lives in the context of terrorist attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In my opinion, it is necessary to boldly and openly state here that the Zaporozhye region decided to adopt the best practices of the United States and conduct voting according to advanced American standards and emphasize mail-in voting, as it was in the Biden elections in 2020. Let’s see how the Democrats will criticize mail-in voting in Zaporozhye.
Deputy Head of the Kherson Regional Administration Kirill Strimosov said that the Ukrainian army launched a new missile attack with US HIMARs missiles on the Antonovsky bridge across the Dnieper River in the Kherson region.
Pridnestrovie honored the memory of the victims of the war in South Ossetia.
A memorial service for the victims and the laying of flowers took place at the Memorial of Glory in Tiraspol.
After the end of the 2008 war, when the Georgian army attacked South Ossetia, Pridnestrovians took part in the restoration of Tskhinvali.
The Kremlin commented on the words of the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, regarding holding a referendum in the liberated areas, stressing that it is not Russia that wants to hold it, but the residents of those regions, and Zelensky must appeal to them.
The work of the artillery of the Russian Federation in the area of the village of Peski
The enemy anti-tank gun MT-12 “Rapier” was destroyed with a precise hit.
‼️ 🇷🇺 ☢️ Russia invited representatives of the nternational Atomic Energy Agency to visit the Zaporozhye NPP
This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to a note distributed among diplomats in Vienna.
Inspectors are urged to carry out “measures within the framework of the implementation of safeguards, as well as monitoring the state of nuclear safety.”
🇺🇸🇷🇺🇺🇦The United States hopes that the situation in Ukraine will eventually be resolved diplomatically, but for now it is necessary to defend its sovereignty – Blinken
China is sharply increasing imports and exports to Russia.
The head of the Zaporozhye region signed a decree on holding a referendum on the reunification of the region with Russia.
The “Product 305” missile destroys an APU object with a high-precision strike
A Ukrainian anti-tank gun MT-12 “Rapier” was destroyed with a precise hit.
Russian Defense: Terrorists (Al-Nusra) and (White Helmets) fabricate videos of air strikes in Idlib
The Russian Ministry of Defense revealed the preparation of the so-called “White Helmets” terrorist organization and terrorist organizations to fabricate fake videos of air strikes on civilians in Idlib to accuse the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian forces.
The Russian TASS news agency quoted the Deputy Head of the Russian Coordination Center, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, as saying that, “According to reports received by the center, terrorists from the Front for Victory organization, in association with the so-called… The White House filming fake videos of air strikes on civilians in the Qattan area of Idlib governorate.”
The Russian Defense Ministry announced that the regime of Ukrainian President Zelensky has committed a new act under of nuclear terrorism at the energy infrastructure facilities of the nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye.
Russia invited representatives of the IAEA to visit the Zaporozhye NPP
This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to a note distributed among diplomats in Vienna.
The inspectors are urged to carry out “measures in the framework of the implementation of safeguards, as well as monitoring the state of nuclear safety.”
Russian Defense: Russian forces inflicted losses of up to 150 Ukrainian soldiers during the past 24 hours
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the progress achieved during the military operation in Ukraine, as the bombing with high-precision missiles in the Kharkov region resulted in the death of 150 Ukrainian soldiers, and the destruction of 14 vehicles and armored vehicles.
The spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peskov, stated that the dollar is no longer a reliable reserve currency, and these fears have become common to many countries of the world.
Oil prices rise… and a barrel of US crude rises towards $90
Oil prices rose during Monday’s trading, and US crude is heading towards $90 a barrel, and this comes after crude prices fell last week to the lowest level in months.
The mutual shelling escalated in northern Syria between Turkish forces and the factions of the “Syrian National Army” on the one hand, and the Syrian government forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the other, amid a decline in talk about the Turkish military operation in the region.
Today, Monday, the “National Army” announced the outbreak of clashes with heavy and medium weapons between its fighters and “SDF” elements on the axis of the city of Marea, north of Aleppo.
🇨🇳🇹🇼 Bloomberg: China Extends Military Exercises Near Taiwan With New Drill
— “China’s military announced a new exercise “near Taiwan” on Monday, signaling that activity around the island was continuing past a series of drills announced immediately in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit.
The People’s Liberation Army conducted antisubmarine and naval strike exercises in the “air and sea space near Taiwan Island” on Monday the Eastern Theater Command said in a statement. The statement didn’t specify where the drill was being held or whether it was part of an unprecedented four-day series of exercises around Taiwan that were due to conclude Sunday.
The Taiwanese Defense Ministry separately said it had detected Chinese warplanes and warships around the island Monday.
The developments come after Hu Xijin, a former editor of the Communist Party’s Global Times newspaper, said the drills had been extended, without providing details. The PLA said Sunday that it had conducted exercises around Taiwan on Sunday, with the drills focused on testing the capabilities of joint firepower on long-range air and ground strikes.” https://archive.ph/b68mv
🇺🇸🇨🇳🇵🇱🇷🇺🇹🇼Due to the Taiwan crisis, the US may have to withdraw troops from Europe and reduce support for Ukraine
This forecast was given by a Polish retired general, ex-commander of the Polish land forces Waldemar Skshipchak.
In an interview with Wprost magazine, the general admitted that the Indo-Pacific region is more strategic for the States than the European one.
“We do not know in which direction the Taiwan crisis will develop. Beijing is unpredictable. The Americans may have to withdraw troops from Europe and reduce support for Ukraine. For the United States, the Pacific region is strategic,” Skshipchak believes.
He predicts that in the event of a conflict in the [Chinese] sub-region, “US troops will concentrate their main efforts there.”
“It’s no secret that the potential of the US ground forces does not allow them to simultaneously conduct operations in two remote theaters of military operations,” states ) Polish general. — There is a lot at stake, China can be expensive. It’s a grim scenario, but not impossible.” https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2022/08/08/iz-za-tayvanskogo-krizisa-ssha-mogut-sokratit-podderzhku-ukrainy-polskiy-general
Iraq | The Popular Mobilization implements a security operation southwest of Kirkuk.
Iraq | Security media: the arrest of a terrorist, the discovery of a cache of equipment for ISIS, and the arrest of wanted men in Baghdad, Wasit and Maysan.
🇷🇺BBG: China – export and import from Russia
🇺🇦Ukrainian women have created an intimate telegram channel to “support the morale” of the AFU soldiers.
Its administrator was the Kiev psychologist Anna Romanenko, writes the Daily Star.
“My friend was joking: “Why don’t the girls support the soldiers by sending their nude photos, it will really inspire us,” she told the publication.
Guided by this idea, Anna created an erotic channel where hundreds of Ukrainians send their photos daily.
Among themselves, they call the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “kittens” and strive to “return the sexuality” of the Ukrainian nation.
Terrible twitter takes Pt.18
“Russia is so good at deception that they created the most annoying/fanatic pro Ukrainian group on twitter and is causing infighting because we’re losing.”
Russia is fully incompetent, while at the same time is destroying the opposition from within.
The head of the Zaporozhye region signs a decree to hold a referendum on the accession of the region to the Russian Federation – Sputnik correspondent
Russian air defense systems counter Ukrainian drones and missiles
The European Union commends Egypt’s role in facilitating a ceasefire agreement in Gaza and calls for a comprehensive investigation into civilian casualties – speaker
🇨🇳🇷🇺Exports of goods from China to the Russian Federation have already exceeded “up to the levels before the Special Military Operation” and continue to grow. Chinese goods fill the niche left by Western suppliers-Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-08/china-exports-to-russia-boom-anew-in-return-to-near-pre-war-high#xj4y7vzkg
This morning, Syrian Arab Army units confronted a terrorist group on the Jobas axis in the southeastern Idlib countryside and eliminated its members.
💥💥💥Explosions sound in Avdiivka(one of the areas where Donetsk is shelled from) and the sounds of aviation are heard, and columns of white smoke rise over the city💥💥💥
The EU is responsible for the fact that, by solving its supply problems, it exacerbates crises in other countries”
❄️⏳🇪🇺🇷🇺”Europe is causing massive upheavals in the energy markets and playing into Putin’s hands”: Handelsblatt writes that the EU is solving its energy problems by taking gas from those countries where the situation is many times worse.
“While Europe fears a shortage of gas in winter, the energy crisis has already erupted with full force in other parts of the world. In the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, electricity is not guaranteed even in hospitals. Pakistan is experiencing power outages, which is a consequence of Europe’s failed energy policy. In its attempt to break out of dependence on Russia, the EU is causing massive upheavals in world markets that cover poor countries.
The fleet of tankers that delivered liquefied gas mainly to Asia is now heading to Europe. And countries like Bangladesh are simply doomed, because they are not able to win the fight against Germany. And this means massive problems for hundreds of millions of people.
🇺🇦The ex-Minister of Defense of Ukraine was accused of “treason” because of the permission to deploy the Russian fleet in the Crimea.
According to the State Bureau of Investigations, Mikhail Ezhel illegally coordinated the Kharkiv Agreements of Russia and Ukraine.
Earlier, the investigation filed charges in absentia against the former heads of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Justice.
They also participated in the development of the document adopted by Moscow and Kiev in 2010.
The Kharkiv Agreements are a Russian—Ukrainian agreement that extended the stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea until 2042.
⚠️ 📈 🔌 🇩🇪Germany – electricity prices continue to break records ⚠️
HIMARS convoy in Romania, about 85km from the Ukrainian border.
⚠️ 🇺🇸 🇨🇳CIA to shift the main focus of its activities from c̵o̵m̵b̵a̵t̵i̵n̵g̵ (making and forming) extremism to countering China⚠️
🇪🇹🇸🇴🏴☠️ – Unconfirmed reports Ethiopian troops crossed Ethiopian borders amid plans to create a buffer zone inside of Somalian territory to prevent al-Shabaab incursions into Ethiopia.
🇷🇺That’s how the resolution on the referendum on the entry of the Zaporozhye region into the Russian Federation was adopted.
The gathered participants of the forum “We are together. Zaporozhye region” in Melitopol unanimously supported the decision.
Preparations for the referendum have begun: the election commission of the region has been instructed to start organizing a referendum.
This was told by the head of the military-civil administration of the Zaporozhye region Balitsky.
🔥🔥🔥In Kherson, Russian license plates will be issued for cars with region code 184.
Those who have already been issued a Russian passport will be able to get new rights.
Residents of the region who have already surrendered a Ukrainian passport, but have not yet received a Russian one, will receive temporary registration plates with the coat of arms of the Kherson region.
🇬🇷PM Mitsotakis feels the heat as two top Greek officials quitover an espionage scandal in which an opposition leader’s phone was tapped.
Democracy in action.
The resolution on the referendum on the entry of the Zaporozhye region into the Russian Federation was unanimously adopted at the forum “We are together. Zaporozhye region”.
The head of the State Administration of Zaporozhye region, Balitsky, instructed the election commission of the region to start organizing the referendum.
“Kill the Russian”
Teenagers wear such T-shirts in the center of Kiev. Dejan Beric was right when he said the West only learned Ukrainians to hate,they didn’t learn them to fight”,that is why they have over 280 000 casualties
China begins new military exercises in the Bohai Gulf.
They will last from August 8 to September 8, for this China is closing part of the gulf’s water area.
Rosatom put into trial operation the first industrial facilities of the nuclear research and technology center in Bolivia
The commissioning of a clinical cyclotron-radiopharmacological complex and a multi-purpose irradiation center has taken place.
The clinical cyclotron-radiopharmacological complex, equipped with a cyclotron (particle accelerator), will provide Bolivian nuclear medicine centers with radiopharmaceuticals for clinical trials of more than 5,000 patients per year. Thus, Bolivian citizens will be able to undergo timely and high-quality medical examinations with the help of advanced nuclear medicine products.
The irradiation center, equipped with an industrial gamma plant, improves food security and extends the shelf life of various types of crops. It can process over 70 tons of products per day in order to preserve its quality and consumer properties. In addition to agricultural applications, the center can also be used in the healthcare sector to sterilize a variety of medical devices.
🇹🇼 🇺🇸 A clear illustration of the importance of Taiwan in the US strategy to contain China. The island is a key link in the first chain of islands. The “Island Chain Strategy”, introduced by John Dulles in 1951 to deter the USSR and the PRC. The first chain of three islands includes Taiwan, Okinawa and the Philippines. The second and third lines pass through islands in the Pacific Ocean.
🇨🇳🇹🇼The Chinese media explain the reasons why China has chosen specific areas around Taiwan for military exercises:
• north-western part: to break through the so-called “dividing line” in the Taiwan Strait;
• Eastern part: target the military bases in Hualien and Taitung and form a position for a frontal strike;
• Southern part: to ensure effective control of the entrance and exit from the Bashi Strait;
• Southwest: surround and control the military bases in Kaohsiung and allow six exercise zones to block the island of Taiwan.
Konstantinovka getting blasted
🇺🇦🎁💣 Ukrainian gifts to Black Sea countries
Drifting Ukrainian mines that have breaking off from cables near the ports of Odessa, Ochakov, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny have become a real threat to most Black Sea countries. Ukrainian surprises come to the shores of Turkey, then to Romania, then to some other countries.
This time, a dangerous find was found on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. A Ukrainian mine was found by a local boy in the Tsarev area. The place where the explosive device was located was cordoned off by the police, and experts from the Bulgarian Navy soon defused the mine.
🇷🇺⚛️🇧🇴 Rosatom has started pilot operation of the first industrial facilities of the Center for Nuclear Research and Technology (CNRTC) in El Alto, Bolivia – the Multipurpose Irradiation Center and the Preclinical Cyclotron Radiopharmaceutical Complex.
🇷🇺🇬🇪Saakashvili handed over Georgia’s strategic facilities to Russia after the 2008 conflict.
This was stated by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Irakli Garibashvili.
“We remember the phrase said then that Russian money does not smell”
The Prime Minister stressed that “provocative and reckless actions led to the fighting 14 years ago Saakashvili and his team.”
🇪🇪The coalition of the Narva City Assembly wants to move the “Narva tank” to a safe place.
Together with the residents of Narva, social activists will choose a place for the T-34-85 tank, the ERR portal writes.
It is assumed that it will be installed in one of the museums, but as an exhibit.
“We believe that such a decision will help to avoid a split in society and conflict situations,” the activists said.
The decision was made out of fear of repetition “Bronze Night” 2006.
The Estonian Parliament decided a few days ago to dismantle all Soviet monuments.
I won’t even comment on this…
🇨🇳🇹🇼⚡The Taiwan Ministry of Defense reports that on August 7, 14 Chinese warships and 66 aircraft units were recorded near the island.
22 combat aircraft entered the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone.
Hello! It is artillery! A package for Mykola…
⚡️Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine
▫️The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
💥High-precision air-based missiles strikes near Kharkov have hit temporary deployment points of the 92nd Mechanized Brigade battalion and the 122nd Battalion of the 113th Territorial Defence Brigade of AFU. The enemy suffered losses of up to 150 servicemen and 14 vehicles and armoured vehicles.
💥Russian Aerospace Forces strikes against the combat positions of the 105th and 106th battalions of the 63rd Mechanized Brigade of AFU have destroyed up to 70 nationalists and 14 units of automotive equipment near Belogorka in Kherson Region and Pavlovka in NIkolaev Region.
💥Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed up to 30 servicemen and 5 vehicles of the 18th battalion of the 35th Marine Brigade of AFU near Novopoltavka, Nikolaev Region.
💥Russian Aerospace Force and Missile Troops precision strikes at Ukrainian nationalists’ temporary deployment points have resulted in the mass casualties and mercenary desertions. Kraken nationalist formation has lost its combat efficiency in Kharkov direction.
▫️In order to make up for losses urgently, the commanders of the Nazi formation unsuccessfully try to force the citizens of Kharkov to join it.
💥Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.
▫️5 command posts have been hit, including those of AFU’s Soledar task force group near Chasov Yar in Donetsk People’s Republic and the 63rd Mechanized Brigade of AFU near Belaya Krinitsa in Kherson Region, as well as 117 areas of AFU’s manpower and military equipment concentration.
▫️Ammunition depots of the 66th, 110th Mechanized and 56th Motorized Infantry Brigades near Vodyanoye, 5 ammunition depots of AFU near Krasnogorovka, Novomikhailovka and Artemovsk and 1 fuel depot near Novomikhailovka in Donetsk People’s Republic have been destroyed.
💥During counter-battery warfare, 1 battery of Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems near Ochertino, 1 battery of Acatsia self-propelled artillery systems near Krasnoye, and combat vehicles of American HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems near Kramotorsk have been hit.
💥3 platoons of Grad MLRS near Kodema, Mayaki and Adamovka, 4 artillery platoons of Msta-B guns, and 2 platoons of Giatsint-B guns at firing positions near Soledar, Artemovsk, Veseloye, Dzerzhinsk, Maksimil’yanovka and Antonovka in Donetsk People’s Republic have been suppressed.
💥Russian air defence means have shot down 7 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Kirillovka, Mandrykino, Krapivnytskoye in Donetsk People’s Republic, Barvenkovo, Dolgenkoye, Savintsy in Kharkov Region and Barvinok in Kherson Region.
▫️3 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been intercepted in the air near Prudyanka, Kharkov Region, and Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson Region.
▫️Also, 19 rockets of US-made HIMARS MLRS have been shot down in the air near Sukhaya Kamenka, Kharkov Region, Melitopol, Zaporozhye Region, and Antonovka, Kherson Region.
📊In total, 263 Ukrainian airplanes and 145 helicopters, 1,708 unmanned aerial vehicles, 363 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,269 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 791 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,276 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,774 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
#MoD #Russia #Ukraine #report
🇹🇷🇺🇦⚡The Turkish company Baykar will build a plant for the production of Bayraktar drones in Ukraine and has already created a legal entity in Ukraine and acquired a plot of land – Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.
🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡The “Izdeliye 305” missile destroys an object of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a high-precision strike
🇷🇺🇵🇱⚡The main thing from the statement of the press bureau of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service:
▪️Poland is preparing to establish control over the most promising sectors of the Ukrainian economy;
▪️Ukrainian authorities, in fact, have already begun to sell their sectors of the economy to Poland;
▪️Polish companies are buying grain from Ukraine at low prices, dooming Ukrainian enterprises to bankruptcy.
🇷🇺🇷🇸⚡A Russian military base will appear in Europe
Russian Ambassador in Belgrade Alexander Botsan-Kharchenkov said that a Russian military base would be set up in Serbia.
He stressed that this decision is a sovereign affair of the republic and Russia itself.
Crowds of Buryats protest against Russian special operations in Ukraine. The Italian newspaper La Stampa writes about it.
The photo does not show the protest of ethnic Buryats at all, but the procession of the “Immortal Regiment” on Victory Day in Ulan-Ude. The Italian publication paid no attention to the posters with pictures of Heroes of the World War II, nor to the overly warm clothing for the early August, nor to the wet snow.
The newspaper removed the article after criticism on Italian social networks, but the scandalous photo remained on the podcast page and in the web archive.
Even in Italy, journalists have been heavily criticised. For example, scholar Alberto Trovato said that because of such fakes, thinking people stop reading newspapers: “You realise that the most alert readers, those who, for example, know what the rally is all about or just realise that in July people do not wear coats, scarves and hats, even in Russia, they lose confidence in the media and stop reading newspapers”.
La Stampa has already been spotted with such fakes. When telling about an exploded air defence missile in the centre of Kyiv, the newspaper published a photo of the aftermath of an attack by the Ukrainian armed forces on Donetsk.
🇺🇲🇷🇺🇺🇦 М777 destroyed by Russian forces
After examining the American howitzer, the fighters report that, judging by the wear and tear of the bore and its cleanliness, the gun managed to fire just a couple of shots.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz excludes the possibility of putting the Nord Stream 2 pipeline into operation even in the event of a difficult situation in the coming months, said German Cabinet spokesman Steffen Hebestreit.
Russia has defeated the Kraken national battalion.
As a result of the attacks of the Russian army and the desertion of Ukrainian militants, the formation has completely lost its combat capability, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported.
▪️Several American MLRS HIMARS were hit.
Enemy artillery pieces and rocket launchers in the DPR have been destroyed.
▪️7 drones were shot down by air defense means and 19 HIMARS shells were intercepted.
5 control points and enemy forces in 117 districts were hit.
🇷🇺The head of the administration of the Zaporozhye region signed an order on holding a referendum on the reunification of the region with the Russian Federation.
The Kiev regime is engaged in nuclear terrorism.
Details of the shelling of the Zaporozhye NPP were told in the Russian Defense Ministry.
The 44th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted the shelling of the NPP.
The rockets damaged the power line “Kakhovskaya”, which supplied energy to the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.
▪️There was a power surge and an emergency power outage, which caused smoke at the NPP.
The station staff reduced the capacity of the 5th and 6th power units to 500 MW in order to avoid an accident.
🇧🇾🇦🇿Fast freight trains have started running between Belarus and Azerbaijan.
The Belarusian Railways implemented the project jointly with Russian Railways and AZHD, the republican operator said.
The new railway corridor can be used for parallel import to Russia via Belarus.
⚡️On August 7, Zelensky regime committed a new act of nuclear terrorism at the energy infrastructure of Zaporozhye NPP to create a humanitarian disaster in Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
▫️At around 12:40 p.m., Ukrainian units of the 44th Artillery Brigade shelled the Zaporozhye NPP from near Marganets, on the opposite bank of Kakhovka reservoir.
▫️Ukrainian shelling damaged Kakhovskaya high-voltage line, which supplied electricity to Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.
▫️A power surge occurred at Zaporozhye NPP, causing smoke in the plant’s open switchgear. The safety system was also activated, cutting off the power supply.
▫️Fire crews arrived and the smoke was extinguished.
▫️The capacity of Units 5 and 6 was reduced to 500 MW by plant technicians to prevent disruption of the nuclear power plant.
#MoD #Russia #Ukraine
⚡️🇷🇺🇺🇦💥🎥 AFU tank destroyed in #Kherson direction⚡️
Ka-52 crews are methodically shooting at Ukrainian tanks.
Another video confirmation.
t.me/Slavyangrad / @sashakots /
🇹🇷🇺🇦Ukraine and Turkey are going to jointly produce attack drones.
“The government approved the agreement and sent it for ratification,” the Ambassador to Turkey Bodnar said.
Kiev has already shown its own test sample.
⚡️🏳️🌈🇺🇦🎥 Are Zelensky’s Days as ‘The Darling of The West’ Officially Numbered?⚡️
While Amnesty International admits Ukraine is using civilians as human shields and US officials doubt Zelensky can win back the land he wants – he has become increasingly belligerent – demanding money and weapons.
Complete article, video included🔻
🇺🇦🇨🇿The Czech authorities have stopped issuing visas to citizens of Ukraine.
The issuance of documents has not taken place for the second day in a row, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic reported.
At the same time, since February 24, Prague has been issuing visas to Ukrainian refugees every day.
▪️Discontent has been growing in Prague lately Kiev.
A quarter of Czechs oppose any assistance to migrants from Ukraine.
In June, the Czech authorities closed the center for the reception of Ukrainian refugees and restricted the payment of humanitarian benefits to them.
👆 You can accuse the Turks of whatever you want and yell out abuses and curses instead of learning from the others’ successes – but in this case you will always fail badly.
When Peter the Great defeated the Swedes in the battle of Poltava he drank with captured Swedish officers and raised toasts for ‘our teachers’.
Erdogan probably has significant problems in economic sphere, I’m not an expert in economy, so I can’t comment on what are the reasons behind huge inflation in Turkey, whose fault is that and overall what’s going on with the Turkish economy, but I understand something in geography and geopolitics, as well as ethnography and various ‘cultural’ stuff.
Not only Somalia is one of the most profitable possible geopolitical investments for Turkey, but also this –
“Somalia is considered as one of the sites for the construction of the first Turkish spaceport” –
shows how smart in fact the Turks are and how serious and profound is their approach, because Somalia is literally the best place for a spaceport on the entire planet, it’s evident for everyone who spent enough time over the maps of Indian ocean.
🇨🇳Taiwan’s armed forces announced their own military exercises for Tuesday and Thursday.
They will be conducted with live firing of heavy artillery.
China continues its exercises in the waters of Taiwan. By the way, they pass nearby.
🇹🇷🇸🇴 The President of Turkey held talks yesterday with the leader of Somalia, during which the parties discussed regional problems and Turkish-Somali relations.
It would seem that there is nothing to discuss, but everything is a bit more serious. R.T. Erdogan told his colleague during the talks that Turkey “will continue to stand by the side of the Somali people and maintain peace and stability in Somalia.”
The Republic of Turkey has long shown interest in East Africa in general and Somalia in particular.
The country’s embassy operates there, Turkey’s first foreign military base is located in Somalia, Turkish Airlines provides regular flights between Istanbul and Mogadishu, and humanitarian and other organizations continuously supply Somalia with food and build infrastructure facilities there.
Recently, this East African state has become of particular interest to Turkey in the light of the development of its space activities: Somalia is considered as one of the sites for the construction of the first Turkish spaceport.
In addition, Turkey has recently been building “corridors” and is approaching the strategic “oil hub” in the form of the Gulf of Aden. Turkey does not yet have a corridor for transporting oil from the Persian Gulf monarchies towards Europe. But if a Turkish port suddenly appears in Somalia, then such an opportunity will appear.
🇺🇦🇵🇱Poland wants to take control of the most promising sectors of the Ukrainian economy.
Warsaw is most interested in agriculture, the SVR said.
Companies from Poland organized the purchase of Ukrainian food at low prices.
For example, barley is bought at $ 30 per ton — almost 5 times cheaper than the cost on the market.
When Ukrainian farmers go bankrupt, Polish “colleagues” will buy up their assets and land.
Warsaw has also taken care of the creation of transport infrastructure for the unhindered export of food.
The laws adopted in Ukraine that allow the sale of industrial enterprises at a 50% discount help to implement the plans.%
Zelensky and his Mayor of Bucha on and off the camera.
🇷🇺Employees of “Rosgvardiya” cleared the Ilyich plant in Mariupol.
⚡️🇷🇺🇺🇦⚔️ #Donbass latest – Assault on Nevelskoye⚡️
Since nightfall, Russian forces had approached and then launched an attack on the village of Nevelskoye, which is south of Pervomayskoye, the next frontier after Peski, from which most of the shelling of Donetsk takes place.
This assault is confirmed by the enemy.
Meanwhile, in #Avdeevka, Russian artillery is working very loudly.
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Deputy head of the CAA Kirill Stremousov on the situation after the shelling of the Antonovsky bridge: Construction equipment was damaged when the Armed Forces hit the Antonovsky bridge.
💬 “The booth of the builders who made the bridge burned down, part of the equipment was a concrete mixer. There is nothing terrible in this, it will just take a little longer to open the bridge,” said Stremousov.
Chinese media explain the reasons why the PRC has chosen specific areas around Taiwan for military exercises:
• northwestern part: break through the so-called “delimitation line” in the Taiwan Strait;
• eastern part: target the military bases in Hualien and Taitung and form a frontal strike position;
• southern part: ensure effective control of entry and exit from Bashi Strait;
• southwestern part: Encircle and control military bases in Kaohsiung and allow six exercise zones to blockade the island of Taiwan.
Two zones in the northeastern part, not far from the Japanese islands, which are claimed by China, remain without explanation.
Even now, we can safely say that Beijing is implementing an operational plan to seize Taiwan and is testing its effectiveness in a simulated combat situation.
🇺🇲🇺🇦🇷🇺 These are enlargements of key pieces of text. This is a blockbuster, to read this level of candor and respect for the Russians is extraordinary.
We’ll try to find a PDF of this
🇺🇲🇷🇺🇺🇦 From the August, 2022 USMC Gazette. Marinus is the pseudonym of a senior Marine officer who regularly writes on warfare. The Russians are fighting a ‘revolutionary’ war.
🇺🇦The Kiev regime demands to check Amnesty International’s communications with the Kremlin.
A similar proposal was made by the assistant to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak.
They are going to check the organization for receiving “benefits” from Russia.
Representatives of Amnesty International have published a report that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are deploying military equipment in schools and hospitals.
If human rights defenders criticize Ukraine, it means that these are some wrong human rights defenders.
New reportage from here in Donbass soon, but just to give you an update, I’ve now contacted Amnesty about my situation – that is that two weeks ago, the UK government imposed a criminal punishment on me (sanctions) without any charges, or opportunity for me to defend myself in a court of law.
I’ve never had much expectation from Amnesty, and maybe even now… but as recent events have shown, Amnesty can sometimes surprise us with some honesty.
So, that is to keep you updated, thanks again so much for all your kind support, and the reportage from here in Donbass goes on!!!
Roger Waters puts CNN egghead Michael Smerconish in his place.
🇷🇸🇷🇺Russia can create a military base in Serbia.
The deployment of the Russian Armed Forces in the country is “a sovereign matter of Belgrade, plus it is a matter of Moscow’s interests.”
This was announced by the Russian Ambassador to Belgrade Alexander Botan-Kharchenko.
The Russian ambassador also noted:
“Serbia is a friendly country, and Belgrade is “fundamentally against anti—Russian sanctions.”
▪️Russia ensures the energy stability of Serbia.
▪️Moscow and Belgrade continue to successfully conduct military-technical cooperation.
⚡️🇷🇺🇺🇦⚔️ Military expert Boris Rozhin on the changes for the day at 22.10 Moscow time on 07.08.2022 in the special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine specifically for the channel Voenkor Kotenok Z @voenkorKotenok⚡️
Fighting on the Zaitsevo-Kodema line. Our troops are consolidating on the eastern outskirts of Artemovsk.
Attempts of the enemy to counterattack in the direction of Pokrovskoye were unsuccessful.
Fighting for Veselaya Dolina. The Russian Armed Forces continue strikes against Artemovsk and AFU concentrations in adjacent settlements.
The storming of the Knauf plant. The fighting is on the territory of the industrial zone. The enemy offers stubborn resistance.
Fighting for Bakhmutskoye. Reports of the capture of Bakhmutsky are ahead of events.
Fighting for Yakovlevka and Belogorovka.
Positional battles near Serebryanka, Ivano-Daryevka, Verkhnekamenskoye. After the transfer of reserves by the enemy, the front stabilized here, and the emphasis of fighting for the line Seversk-Soldar shifted to the beginning of the assault on the eastern part of Soledar.
Positional fighting north of Avdeevka near Novobakhmutovka, Novoselka-2, and Kamianka.
Fighting in the outskirts of Nʹyu-Yorka. In the industrial zone of Avdeevka – no change. To the south of Avdeevka the main fighting is in the area of Peski.
Fighting for the northwestern part of the settlement. The enemy strengthened its artillery grouping and moved reinforcements to get a grip on the settlement. Our troops are clearing and demining the area. Artillery is working intensively on the northwestern part of Peski.
The enemy is actively reinforcing Vodyanoye and Pervomaiskoye, which he intends to hold after losing Peski.
Intense fighting on the Ingulets River, where the enemy suffered heavy losses while trying to establish a full-fledged bridgehead on the eastern bank of the river near Andreevka.
In the Blagodatnoye area, the Russian Armed Forces are pressing on the AFU positions, the village itself is heavily destroyed, but has not yet been occupied.
Strong strikes on Nikolaev, in the Nikopol direction.
A large warehouse with NATO ammunition was destroyed in the Krivoy Rog direction.
The enemy is shelling Kherson, Novaya Kakhovka, Energodar (including the Zaporizhzhya NPP), the Beryslav district, and is trying to prepare a strike in the Krivoy Rog and Nikopol directions.
Positional fighting near Bolshaya Kamyshevakha, Kurulka.
There is no change near Balakleya.
Gusarovka is still under control of the AFU.
Positional battles near Prishib, Sidorov, Bogorodichnoye, Dolyna, as well as near Mazanovka. The RF Armed Forces are striking at the Slavyansk-Kramatorsk agglomeration.
The RF Armed Forces are pushing the enemy in the direction of Russkye and Cherkasskye Tishok to the north of the northeastern outskirts of Kharkov. Fighting near Dementievka. Strikes against Kharkov and Chuguev are almost daily.
The enemy continues shelling the border areas of Belgorod and Kursk regions.
10. #Odessa, Dzerzhinsk, Ugledar, Zaporizhia – no significant changes.
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The number of refugees from the territory of Ukraine and Donbass who arrived in Russia since February exceeded 3.2 million people – TASS source
Both CBS and CNN have been showing some uncomfortable truths to the mainstream the last couple days, because at some point you can’t lie about it.
CBS confirmed that only 30% of western military hardware/equipment is actually ending up on the frontlines, where is the other 70%? Nobody knows…
CNN confirmed that Ukrainians are actually fleeing towards Russia with all their belongings, why? Because Russia is wining and its safer to live under it + a lot of Ukrainians are fleeing from conscription.