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Ukraine War News from August 13
- “Finland sincerely strives to help Chernihiv region. We are ready to provide partners with all the necessary information on objects in need of restoration. First of all, these are residential buildings, schools, hospitals and utility networks,” he added. The Chernihiv region needs quick restoration of more than 4,479 residential facilities: 1,029 high-rise buildings and 3,231 private houses.
- The Antonivsky road bridge and Kherson rail bridge over the Dnipro River have been heavily damaged, and are “likely unusable for heavy military vehicles” according to U.K. intelligence. The two bridges connect Russian forces in the occupied city of Kherson, on the north-west bank of the Dnipro, with the main Russian controlled area to the south-east.
- A Pentagon official praised Ukrainian troops saying that they have done things “we might not have thought were possible.” The unnamed official said that despite Russian forces being bigger than Ukraine’s, the morale of Vladimir Putin’s troops as well as their “ability to sustain themselves” had been hit hard. On a scale of zero to 10, the official put the effectiveness of Ukraine’s armed forces at a 12.
- An article RIA Novosti published on April 3 labels “the majority of” Ukrainians as Nazis, titled “What Russia should do with Ukraine” calls for the elimination of the Ukrainian elites and the “de-ukrainization” of the Ukrainian nation – even stripping Ukraine of its name, and destroying Ukrainian culture.
- Ukraine’s health minister accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied. In an interview with the Associated Press, Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko said Russian authorities have blocked efforts to provide state-subsidized drugs to people in occupied cities, towns and villages.
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- Two more ships carrying sunflower seed and corn sailed from Ukrainian ports on Saturday, Türkiye’s National Defense Ministry said. The Barbados-flagged ship FULMAR S, carrying 12,000 tons of corn, left the Chornomorsk port for Iskenderun, Turkey.
- The West should announce its intention to develop a marshall plan for Russia if Russians ultimately replace Putinism with Democracy, Gallyamov, a former speechwriter for Russian President Vladimir Putin, says.
- A research center and an advanced production center will operate on the Baykar factory’s Ukrainian territory, where construction has already begun. According to Baykar’s CEO, Bayraktar TB-2 and Bayraktar Akıncı drones will also be produced at the Ukrainian factory, RT reported.
- Oleksiy Reznikov, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, has stated that Russian responsibility for war crimes will be inescapable, and is asking the countries participating in the Ukraine Defence Contact Group to delegate military justice experts and war crimes specialists to help Ukraine punish Russian criminals.
- Victor Zhora, Ukraine’s lead cybersecurity official, made an unannounced visit to Black Hat in Las Vegas this week, where he spoke to attendees about the state of cyberwarfare in the country’s conflict with Russia. The picture Zhora painted was bleak. Ukraine had detected over 1,600 “major cyber incidents” so far in 2022.
- 6,634 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on August 10, and another 5,726 crossed from Romania, according to the national police headquarters of Hungary. The Police also revealed that they issued temporary residence permits for thirty days to 355 people, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
- Russia’s 64th Brigade has likely been destroyed in combat, possibly as part of intentional Kremlin effort to conceal war crimes that this brigade committed in Bucha, Kyiv Oblast.
- Ukraine is struggling to pay its military salaries and is being forced to print money to cover military spending, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing Finance Minister Sergei Marchenko and National Bank Deputy Chairman Sergei Nikolaychuk. “It’s a constant headache every day and night,” Marchenko said.