Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Friday, August 4, 2023
A large Russian amphibious assault ship, the Olenegorsky Gornyak, is listing and appears to be in danger of sinking after a nighttime attack by Ukrainian sea drones near the Russian port city of Novorossiysk.
Flights in Ukraine will not be resumed until it is 100% safe, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, said on national television on Aug. 3.
The Chinese delegation is expected at the peace meeting in Saudi Arabia because China is changing its mind over the war that has dragged on for far too long, The Wall Street Journal wrote on Aug. 2.
Kyiv’s forces have made “significant advancements” in pushing against Russian forces in southern Ukraine, deputy commander of the Tavria operational-strategic group Serhii Kuzmin told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on Aug. 3.
Ukraine was involved in both attacks on Russia’s illegal Crimean Bridge, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, confirmed on national TV on Aug. 3.
Hoping to counter growing diplomatic tensions between Kyiv and Warsaw, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) secretary Oleksiy Danilov took to Twitter on Aug. 2 to remind everyone that Poland was the first country to give Ukraine heavy weapons after Russia invaded in 2022.
Recent Russian attacks on grain warehouses in Izmail, Odesa Oblast, have destroyed or contaminated nearly 40,000 tons of grain intended for African countries, China, and Israel, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said in a Facebook post on Aug. 2.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is looking at the links between the Wagner private military company (PMC) and the Russian leadership, potentially leading to a new arrest warrant for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in connection with the crimes committed by the “Wagnerites” in Ukraine, said David Scheffer, the former U.S. State Department Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, Voice of America reported on Aug. 3.
Probing attacks continue. We remember the major attack on Moscow (late May - early June) by some unknown drones. At that time, air defense was working hard in the Moscow region. That was the first wake-up call. – Prytula
Russia continues to reap the consequences of its reckless campaign to release dangerous criminals from prisons to dispatch in their illegal war against Ukraine, RFE/RL’s Sever.Realii reported on Aug. 3.
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