Ukraine War ☠ Footage and Updates ⚠ Day 165
- Ukraine’s Air Force is defending the sky against Russia, officials said, as Moscow continues to struggle to gain air superiority. “The Air Force reliably defends the Ukrainian sky and gives a worthy rebuff to the Russian aggressor in it,” the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a tweet early Sunday.
- On the evening of 6 August, the Russian army fired rockets at the city of Enerhodar, hitting the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant directly next to the area used for storing spent nuclear fuel.
- There are likely to be several issues in the campaign ahead of Bulgaria’s October 2022 early parliamentary elections. There is one that the Kiril Petkov-Assen Vassilev We Continue the Change (WCC) and the Democratic Bulgaria coalition are especially keen to point to – the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, as a symbol of the fight against corruption.
- The Ukrainian Armed Forces have destroyed at least four Russian S-300 air defense systems in southern Ukraine, along with 72 enemy troops, the Ukrainian military’s Operational Command South said in a Facebook post on Aug. 7.
- A Ukrainian woman has made saving animals a priority during the Ukraine-Russia War. Natalia Popova continues to travel into war zones where she has already located and rescued hundreds of animals, before she rehabilitates them and finds them a permanent home elsewhere in Europe.
- The biggest caravan of ships carrying grain and other corn products since the beginning of the Russian invasion has sailed from Ukrainian ports on Sunday, heading to Europe, Asia and the Middle East through the mined waters of the Black Sea. According to the United Nations, the four ships carried more than 160,000 metric tons — about 176,000 U.S. tons — of agricultural products.
- At least six senior Russian military officers have been sacked since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, according to a British intelligence update on Sunday. The poor performance of the armed forces during the invasion has been costly for the Russian military leadership dpa news agency quoted the UK’s Ministry of Defence as saying in its regular intelligence update.
- Anatoly Chubais, the former privatisation tsar of post-Soviet Russia who quit his post as a Kremlin special envoy due to the war in Ukraine, has been discharged from a hospital in Italy after treatment, an Italian daily reported.
- Vitaly Gura, the deputy head of the Russian occupation administration in the city of Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region, died after “an assassination attempt.” Katerina Gubareva, a spokesperson for Russian-backed authorities, confirmed Gura had “succumbed to his injuries,” on Telegram.