Drones strike Russian ship, progress in the south, new ICC warrants for Russia likely

4 August, 02:57 PM

Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Friday, August 4, 2023

Audacious Ukrainian sea drone attack at Novorossiysk leaves Russianwarship listing badly

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.

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No civilian flights to Ukraine in near future, maybe after Ukrainereceives F16s — Danilov

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.

China expected at Ukrainian Peace Summit in Saudi Arabia this week: WSJ

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.

Ukraine claims ‘significant progress’ in southern counteroffensive

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’s SBU involved in both Crimean Bridge attacks, confirms National Security Secretary

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.

NSDC secretary Danilov aims to defuse tensions between Ukraine and Poland

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.

40,000 tons of grain destroyed in Russian attack on Izmail

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.

‘High probability’ ICC issues more arrest warrants for Putin andother top Russian officials

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.

What’s next for drone attacks on Moscow

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

Former Wagner prisoner kills 5 Russians in drunken rampage after returnfrom Ukraine

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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