Ukraine War ☠ Footage and Updates ⚠ Day 159
News from Ukraine
- “A dollar invested in a drone is $1,000 in losses for the enemy”: how Aerorazovdka works
- The Ukrainians have used American-supplied rocket launchers to strike bridges and military infrastructure in the south, forcing Russia to divert its forces from the Donbas in the east to counter the new threat.
- A ship carrying grain left the Ukrainian port of Odesa for Lebanon on Monday under a safe passage agreement, Ukrainian and Turkish officials said, the first departure since Russian military action blocked shipping through the Black Sea five months ago.
- Millions of Ukrainian families have fled their homes for safer parts of the country. Some children have found refuge in a summer camp.
- Well-known post-Soviet reformer Anatoly Chubais, who left Russia following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, is reported to be in intensive care in a hospital in Europe with a rare immune disorder. Chubais, 67, believes he is suffering from Guillain–Barre syndrome.
- Russian shelling was recorded near 10 settlements on the Bakhmut axis, including in the area of the city of Bakhmut itself, reported Ukraine’s General Staff in its Aug. 1 update on Facebook. Russian aircraft also struck near Kodema.
More News from Ukraine
- While Zelensky urges Ukrainian civilians to flee eastern Donetsk, under ongoing attack from Russia’s military, Putin maintains that his forces are liberating the region. Propaganda that turns conflict into salvation denies the evidence of war crimes on frontlines. But what lies behind this denial? And how can it be overcome?
- German Defense Minister Lambrecht has decided to provide Ukraine with a comprehensive package for ABC-atomic, biological and chemical defense from the Bundeswehr stocks to NATO.
- “They are increasing their troop numbers, preparing for our counteroffensive [in Ukraine’s south] and perhaps preparing to launch an offensive of their own. The south is key for them, above all because of Crimea,” Skibitsky said.
- The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today disbursed the first half of a new €1 billion macro-financial assistance operation for Ukraine.
- Reaping crops in Ukraine has become a highly risky task since the Russian invasion.