Live from Ukraine VIDEO Ukrainian President Zelensky analyzed the situation in the most acute areas of the front line, especially in the Donetsk region ONLINE Load new news 10:12 Russian troops are trying to launch offensive operations in the east of Ukraine, in the south they are preparing to defend already occupied territories, he said this morning General Staff of the Ukrainian Army. Even at night, Russian artillery, rocket and air attacks on Ukrainian cities continued, explosions were heard in Mykolaiv, Zaporozhye and Nikopol, and the Sumy region in northeastern Ukraine was also shelled. 09:44 Meta removes more than 1000 fake Russian accounts supporting the Russian war. Meta said it disabled 45 Facebook accounts and 1,037 Instagram accounts operated by a Russian troll farm targeting public figures who support Ukraine. 09:06 Russian losses according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 08:37 Russian attackers attacked a residential building in Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region at night. 08:10 The Ukrainian army destroyed 6 ammunition depots in the south of Ukraine. The “South” operational command said that on August 5 it killed 79 Russian soldiers and destroyed four tanks, two howitzers, an artillery installation, a radar station and 22 armored and military vehicles. 07:06 The USA is preparing additional military aid for Ukraine in the amount of one billion dollars (0.98 billion euros), Reuters reported, citing three anonymous sources familiar with the situation. Details of the aid package should be announced next Monday (August 8). According to Reuters, it should contain ammunition for HIMARS mobile missile systems, up to 50 M113 tracked armored personnel carriers and ammunition for NASAMS air defense systems. US President Joe Biden has not yet signed this package, and its value and specific military equipment may change by next week, the agency adds. 06:37 The deputy head of the occupying self-government in the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, denied on Friday that his superior Volodymyr Saldo suffered a stroke and is in a coma. This was reported by the Reuters news agency. In a statement on the Telegram social network, Stremousov wrote that this information is “part of Ukraine’s information war against Russia.” However, he confirmed that Saldo is sick and “resting”. Russian state broadcaster RT previously reported that Saldo was in a coma and was being kept alive by machines. Saldo is the former mayor of the city of Kherson, who was appointed by the Russian occupiers as the head of the entire Kherson region. 6:15 Russian forces are shelling Nikopol. According to Yevhen Yevtushenko, head of the Nikopol District Military Administration, Russian forces shelled Nikopol in Dnepropetrovsk at around 1:00 a.m. on August 6. No further information was provided. Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant Moscow and Kiev accuse each other of shelling Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which is occupied by Russian troops. This was reported by the DPA agency on Friday. Several Russian news agencies reported on Friday afternoon that the power plant was shelled by the Ukrainian army. In doing so, they referred to the administration of the Russian-occupied city of Enerhodar, where the nuclear power plant is located. They damaged two power lines and a fire broke out, Russian agencies said. The information could not be independently verified. The Ukrainian side said Russians shelled the plant and damaged a high-voltage line to a neighboring thermal plant, Ukraine’s state-run nuclear company Enerhoatom said. One block of the nuclear power plant was shut down. The mayor of Enerhodar, Dmytro Orlov, who fled the Russian occupation, warned the city’s residents that the residential areas were being shelled from the premises of the nuclear power plant. The approximately 50,000-strong Enerhodar has been occupied by Russian forces since March. Zelenskyi on the nuclear power plant: Russia must take responsibility for the act of terror Russia must take responsibility for the “act of terror”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said on Friday after Moscow and Kiev accused each other of shelling the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. agency AFP. Russia has previously accused Ukrainian forces of attacking the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and Zelenskyi’s government of “nuclear terrorism”. “Today, the occupiers took care of another extremely risky situation for the whole of Europe: they hit the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant twice. Any bombing of this place is a shameless crime, an act of terror,” Zelenskyy said in his video speech. Photo gallery (3) Source: SITA/Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP “Russia must take responsibility for the very fact that it creates a threat to the nuclear power plant. And this is not just another argument in favor of recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. It is also an argument in favor of applying severe sanctions to Russia’s entire nuclear industry—starting with [ruskou štátnou jadrovou spoločnosťou] Rosatom, down to all related companies and individuals,” declared the Ukrainian president. With six units and a total installed capacity of 6,000 megawatts, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. The Russians occupied it at the beginning of March. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi warned this week that Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant is “completely out of control,” and called on Russia and Ukraine to allow experts to inspect the plant in order to stabilize the situation and avoid a nuclear disaster.
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