7:22 “The turning point of the war in August”: the predictions of Ukrainian intelligence Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukrainian military intelligence, delivered his predictions on the evolution of the conflict in the coming months during an interview granted to the media. “The turning point should come in the second half of August and most of the fighting will be over by the end of the year,” he said. Azovstal site600 injured, 38 of them seriously. This is the report delivered by the Ukrainian authorities about the last defenders of the site of Azovstal, the last Ukrainian enclave in Mariupol and at the center of the negotiations between Russians and locals. These wounded, who are among the 1000 soldiers of the garrison who are resisting still there, took refuge in the underground passages of this industrial zone. And in dramatic conditions. Sviatolsva Palamar, one of these soldiers, gave his testimony in a video posted online: “We lack everything, ammunition, food and medicine”. RussiansIn his daily address a few hours ago, Volodymyr Zelensky once again sought to galvanize his people. While the Ukrainians claim the death of 27,000 Russian soldiers since the beginning of the war, their president thus affirmed that his army had retaken “1000” localities from the enemy, including “six” for the single day of Friday.6: 38Fighting rages in Donbass, but Russians stall Particularly intense fighting rages in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, on which Moscow is focusing without significant progress, while “very difficult” negotiations are taking place on the fate of the last defenders of the strategic port city of Mariupol. “There is heavy fighting on the border with the Donetsk region, near Popasna”, commented Friday evening on Facebook Serguiï Gaïdaï, Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region , reporting numerous losses of material and personnel on the Russian side. “It’s a horror but they are still trying to achieve their ends. But according to the interceptions we understand that an entire battalion refused to attack because they see what is happening,” he said. A US defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the most important Russian activity currently took place in the Donbass. “And basically we continue to see that the Russians are not making a significant hold” in this area, he said. “Ukrainian artillery thwarts Russian efforts to gain ground, including their efforts to crossing the Donest River (…) which affects their ability to send significant reinforcements to northern Donbass,” the source continued.
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