Russian tourist visas: Nordic countries and Germany divided
If Germany is reluctant to limit the issuance of tourist visas to Russians, this is not the case with Finland. At a meeting in Oslo between the leaders of the Nordic and German governments on Monday, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said: “We have to understand that ordinary Russians did not start the war, and at the same time, they support the war.
But is it really possible to prevent Russians from traveling? We addressed the issue ICI.
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny says he is being held in solitary confinement
Enemy and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, He was imprisoned in Russia for a year and a half, said on Monday that he had been placed in a disciplinary cell after he organized an inmates’ union. “I am a model of responsible consumption. I only have a cup and a book in my cell. They only give me a spoon and a plate at meal time,” he said in a message posted on Twitter.
Ukraine’s parliament has extended martial law until November 21
The country has extended martial law for another 90 days, till November 21.
Ukraine says Russian group attacked Wagner’s base
Ukraine said on Monday it destroyed a bridge near the occupied city of Melitopol, targeting the base of a paramilitary group called Wagner, accused of fighting Russian troops.
According to the governor of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, the base of this private military company in the city of Prabhasna was “destroyed by a precision attack”. Sergui Gueda told Telegram that the shooting happened on Sunday.
Russia will do “everything necessary” to facilitate the International Atomic Energy Agency’s visit to the Ukrainian power plant in Zaporizhzhya.
According to Reuters, Moscow will do “everything necessary” for the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit the site of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. In a statement released on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Maria Zakharova insisted that Russia would be ready to “allow the IAEA to go there and report on the destruction.”
Vladimir Putin promotes Russian weapons used in “real conditions”.
Russian President said On the first day of the International Arms Exhibition A week was organized in Kubinka, Moscow region, to be ready to supply “modern” weapons to its allies. The weapons, in the midst of the military intervention in Ukraine, have ensured that they have proven themselves on the battlefield, he did not fail to praise.
Ukrainian forces targeted the Russian base occupied by the Wagner Group at Popasna
The governor of Luhansk (East) province, Serhiy Haidai, confirms in a telegram that on Sunday, Ukrainian forces targeted a Russian military base occupied by members of the Wagner Group in the city of Popasna.
“The armed forces again effectively targeted an enemy headquarters. This time, Wagner’s quarters were destroyed in a well-targeted strike,” Haidai said. An adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, which posted images of the strike on Twitter, said it was carried out using US-supplied Himars multiple rocket launchers.
Zelensky sacked the heads of security services in four regions.
President Zelensky signed decrees dismissing the heads of the branches of the SBU, the Security Service in Kyiv and Ternopil and Lviv regions. Bondarenko, head of the Lviv Region, was later appointed head of the agency in Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast.
Kyiv may face cold winter, city mayor warns
According to Vitali Klitschko, mayor of the capital, “We don’t exclude the possibility of terrorist acts, attacks on service stations,” he warned in a media interview, should the gas not run out. Babel. “We bought generators, fuel for these generators. First, they will go to hospitals, kindergartens and schools. We will do everything possible and impossible to keep the houses warm, it’s up to us. Ukrainians living in Kiev are bundled in warm blankets and clothes at home, and the temperature is 18- above normal. He asks to prepare till 19C.
Russian losses up to August 15
According to Ukrainian estimates, Russia lost 233 aircraft, nearly 44,000 soldiers, or 15 ships.
Pope asks for world peace and prays for Ukraine
Calling for world peace, Pope Francis once again dedicated a thought to the people of Ukraine, who have been suffering since Russia launched its invasion on February 24.
“We continue to ask for the intercession of the Virgin for God to grant peace to the world. We pray especially for the Ukrainian people,” the Pope said after the Angelus prayer.
Mayor says at least five civilians injured in strikes on Kharkiv
Several explosions hit the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and at least five people were injured, according to Mayor Ihor Terekov. He notes that the strikes targeted a residential area of the city between Sunday and Monday night, adding that “there are no military installations in this area.”
All the injured and civilians have been hospitalized, the mayor said in a message posted on Telegram.
Regional situation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the 173rd day of the conflict
Britain’s defense minister has released a map showing Russian-controlled areas in Ukraine.
On the map, we can observe the different axes of the Russian lines and the direction in which they advance.
Basketball player Brittney Griner has appealed her conviction
Defense team for American basketball star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia for drug trafficking He is appealing his conviction for drug possession and trafficking. Maria Blakovolina, Griner’s lawyer, told Reuters. Last week Washington announced it had made a “substantial” and “serious” offer to Russia to return Ms Griner and Paul Whelan, a former soldier.
63 explosive devices have been found in a single week in northeastern Sumin province
The devices found were artillery shells and rockets, mortars, anti-tank mines and grenades. According to Interior Minister Denis Monastyrskyi, Sumy Oblast is one of the most polluted regions of Ukraine, with about 47% of the territory filled with such substances.
Six new ships will be able to export Ukrainian grain
The Joint Coordination Center (JCC) reported that six additional vessels have received permission to export Ukrainian grain. Two of them have already passed inspection and can go to Chornomorsk port for loading. The other four are awaiting examination today.
Since 2015, 33,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained by Canadians
Ukrainian parliament member Rustem Umerov took to Twitter to thank Canadian soldiers who helped train members of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Russian forces shell Kharkiv
Kharkov Mayor Ihor Derekov said Russian forces shelled an industrial building overnight in the city’s Slobitsky district. No information about the victims has been filtered till now.
Russians impose ruble payments on occupied territories
Moscow-based authorities in the occupied city of Kherson pressure local paramedics to sign forms agreeing to work for the new occupation government and be paid in rubles.
Towards a referendum on the unification of the “Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR)” with Russia?
On August 11, Denis Bushilin, the head of the Russian administration established in Moscow, announced August 11 as the date of the entry referendum, according to Russian media. Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Russia will be announced later Full release From DPR ».
New Zealand sends 120 troops to train 10,000 Ukrainian troops
According to Guardian, during a press conference, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that 120 additional soldiers would take over the defense forces, up from 30 New Zealanders in May. The announcement, which is part of a broader package of support measures for Ukraine,
Includes over NZ$40 million in financial support and approval from 840 individuals and organizations.
Ukraine mourns its best pilot, Anton Listobat, who died in the war
In a Facebook message, Ivano-Frankivsk University announces the death of Anto Lystopad, the airline pilot who was killed in the attack.
“In 2019, Anton was recognized as the best air force pilot of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and participated in combat in eastern Ukraine,” it says. He recently received a “High State Distinction” from President Zelensky for his involvement in the Russian offensive launched in February.
Russian soldiers at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant will be targeted, Zelensky warns
“Every Russian soldier who opens fire at a factory or shoots using a factory as cover must understand that he becomes a special target for our intelligence officers, our special services and our army,” Zelensky said in a speech. Video. “As concerns over the security of the nuclear site are high, those who give orders for attacks on the site or nearby cities should be tried by the International Court of Justice,” he recalled.
Renewed Russian thrust in the East
“The Russian offensive is probably aimed at controlling the M04 highway, the main access to Donetsk from the west,” the British Ministry of Defense said.
“Since August 11, Russian forces have increased the number of their ground attacks in the Siversk region,” observes the US Institute of Warfare (ISW), which it sees as a possible attempt to force Ukraine to commit more forces and equipment there. This would distract it from possible increased counterattacks in the south.
Russian goods are threatened in the south
In the Kherson region, the first major city to fall on March 3, Ukraine has made bridges impassable. “The only way for the occupiers to cross the river is the pontoons near the Antonievsky bridge, but they cannot fully meet their equipment and ammunition needs,” reported Regional Deputy Sergiy Klan.
“If Ukrainian forces disable these three bridges and can prevent the Russians from restoring them to working condition for a long time, Russian forces on the west bank of the Dnieper will lose their ability to defend themselves even against a range of Ukrainian counterattacks”, analyzes the US Institute of War Research (ISW). .
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