LIVE. War in Ukraine: army defends Soledar despite “difficult situation”.


Ukrainian army defends Soledar despite “difficult situation”.

Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Maliar said the Ukrainian military is defending Soledar despite the “difficult situation” amid “fierce” fighting with Russian forces in and around the small town in eastern Ukraine. “Today, the fiercest and fiercest battles continue in the Soledar region,” he said, adding that “despite the difficult situation, Ukrainian soldiers are fighting tirelessly.”


More electricity in the next few days

Operator Ukrenergo hopes to limit power outages in the coming days for less cold weather.

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State of emergency has been declared in nine regions

Operator Ukrenergo said emergency power cuts were implemented in nine regions to prevent power outages due to supply difficulties.

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No to the “2014 scenario”.

Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reiterated Ukraine’s position. He rejects the “2014 scenario” in which Russia annexes Crimea and consolidates in eastern Ukraine.

“1. Russia should not bet on a repeat of the 2014 scenario: we kill you, you pay us with your land, we take a break, and then come back to kill you.

2. The war will end with the 1991 borders (Editor’s note: during the collapse of the USSR)tribunal, with compensation and life imprisonment”.


Russia’s new sanctions against Britain

Russia imposed sanctions on 36 new British citizens in response to Western support for Ukraine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that advisers to ministers and journalists are especially worried.


The body of the British man was found

Two British volunteer first aiders have gone missing in eastern Ukraine. The Russian paramilitary group “Wagner” claims to have discovered the body of one of them. However, according to The Guardian, tests are to be carried out to confirm the identity of the remains.


Russia-Iran meeting on Tuesday

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that a meeting was planned between its leader, Sergey Lavrov, and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in Moscow. Iran supplies drones to Russia in particular; they are used to bombing Ukraine.


Delivery of tanks to Russia

Russia has registered a new delivery of the latest model of the T-90M tank, an improved version of the base model of the T-90. The builder managed to hand over UVZ to the state within the time stipulated in the contract.


The latest Russian report

According to the Russian authorities, Ukrainians lost 70 soldiers in Donetsk region alone within 24 hours. Russia’s Ria news agency also reports that 3 howitzers, one tank and 8 armored vehicles were destroyed.


Ukraine’s latest report

The Ukrainian authorities assure that 430 Russian soldiers were killed in 24 hours, and since the beginning of the war, their number has reached 113,390. They also report that 4 artillery pieces were destroyed, totaling 2,082. Since February 2022, a total of 3,094 tanks and 6,159 armored vehicles have been destroyed.


The wreckage at Soledar is seen from above

These two satellite images taken by the American company Maxar Technology show the damage to the city of Soledar. The top photo was taken on August 1, 2022, and the bottom photo is from Tuesday.

AFP/Maxar Technologies


Putin changes the post of deputy prime minister

The Russian president harshly attacked the deputy prime minister during the televised meeting of the ministerial council the other day. “Why are you being stupid? When will we have contracts? “Business leaders tell me that there is no contract, and you say that everything is ready.” General Dominique Trinquand explains to the Parisian that economic and military difficulties may explain why his nerves are frayed. More information in our article.


Changing the mission

The UK Ministry of Defense is leading a change in strategy regarding some Russian soldiers. In his daily update, he explains that airborne troops have so far been used primarily for long-range operations. After that, it should be used as an “elite flexible reaction force”, mostly in relation to the “supposed new doctrine”.


Battle of Numbers in Soledar

Ukraine’s special operations command announced that a strike in Soledar would kill a hundred Russian soldiers. The rocket would target a group of soldiers.


Warning in Kharkov

A weather warning has been in effect for several minutes in Kharkiv region.


Russian official in France “sealed” Soledar’s fate

The spokesman of the Russian embassy in France, Alexander Makogonov, said on BFMTV yesterday evening that, despite “several sources of resistance”, Soledar’s “fate” is “sealed”. “It’s hard to say what the situation is on the ground right now,” he said, but added.


Russia is facing opposing forces this year

The US-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) think tank believes that “Gerasimov’s appointment (Editor’s note: At the forefront of Russia’s operations in Ukraine) It is likely to support Russia’s decisive military efforts in the form of a resumption of offensive operations in 2023.” The institute adds that “the inability of the Russian defense base to cope with the lack of ammunition will likely hamper the ability of the Russians to continue offensive operations.”


Night bombing in Zaporozhye

Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine came under fire overnight. According to Anatoly Kurtev, secretary of the city council, the infrastructure was damaged and a fire broke out. “In addition, civilian houses were also damaged. According to preliminary information, there were no injuries. »


Zelesnki thanks Poland and Lithuania

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked his Polish and Lithuanian colleagues in his daily business day message. Yesterday, while in Kyiv, they offered to deliver tanks to Ukraine as part of the international coalition and provide it with anti-missile batteries. “All of us together will restore the security of Ukraine and the whole of Europe, we will restore our territorial integrity, we will restore peace. »


The German chancellor is under pressure

Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced last week that Germany will supply Marder infantry fighting vehicles and the Patriot air defense system to Ukraine. Pressure is mounting for him to go further and accept delivery of Leopard tanks. Yesterday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that, in his opinion, it is only a matter of time before Germany agrees to send tanks. “First they say no, then they fiercely defend their decision, but in the end they say yes,” he added.


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