On the 164th day of the full-scale Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The armed forces and units of the territorial defense of Ukraine resist aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides of the conflict from independent sources. According to the UN, about 14 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW continues to follow developments Saturday, August 6 (Moscow time).
In the town Alchevsk on the territory of the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” a shell hit a residential building, as a result 10 people were injured, one resident died, representatives of the “LPR” claim, blaming the Ukrainian army for the strike. Official Kyiv has not yet commented on the situation.
Polish Ambassador: Earlier arrival of HIMARS could have prevented Russia from seizing Mariupol
If Ukraine had received American multiple launch rocket systems earlier HIMARS, the Ukrainian Armed Forces might have prevented Russian forces from capturing Mariupol. This opinion was expressed by the Ambassador of Poland to Ukraine Bartosz Cichocki in an interview with the Polska Times. “We know perfectly well that if HIMARS had arrived in Ukraine earlier, there might not have been a tragedy in Mariupol,” the diplomat said.
First batch Ukrainian grain since the start of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine will not arrive in the port city of Tripoli in Lebanon August 7, as previously expected. “Tomorrow’s arrival of the Razoni spacecraft has been postponed,” the Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon told AFP. The diplomatic mission promised to send information about the exact date and time of the ship’s arrival as soon as it becomes available. When asked why the arrival was delayed, the embassy spokesman did not answer. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni sailed from Odessa on 1 August with 26,000 tons of corn and stopped in Turkey the next day.
City Council: New explosions thundered in Energodar
In the temporarily occupied Energodar, Zaporozhye region, near Zaporozhye NPP around 17.00 Kyiv time (coincides with Moscow time) new explosions thundered, said Yana Dabizha, manager of the Energodar City Council. According to her, Russian troops continue to shell the largest Nuclear power plants in Europe.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian company Energoatom claimed that the purpose of these attacks was to destroy the infrastructure of the station and disconnect it from the Ukrainian energy system in order to de-energize the south of the country.
For the first time since the beginning of the full-scale military invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, a vessel under a foreign flag arrived at the Ukrainian port to load grain, the minister said. infrastructure of Ukraine Alexander Kubrakov. Barbados-flagged cargo ship Fulmar S is approaching the port, according to Marine Traffic. “Chernomorsk”.
Ambassador of Ukraine: Francis can visit Kyiv before traveling to Kazakhstan
Pope Francis may visit Ukraine already before the trip to Kazakhstan in September. This was stated by the Ukrainian ambassador to the Vatican Andriy Yurash. According to him, Ukraine has been waiting for the pontiff’s visit for many years, especially since the beginning of the war. “I would be happy to welcome him before his trip to Kazakhstan,” Yurash wrote on Twitter. Francis will come to the capital of Kazakhstan – Nur-Sultan – on the occasion of the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on September 14-15.
The IAEA announced the risk of a nuclear catastrophe at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
Chapter International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expressed serious concern about the shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, saying that it indicates the risk of a nuclear catastrophe. “I am extremely concerned about yesterday’s shelling of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which highlights the very real risk of a nuclear catastrophe that could threaten public health and the environment in Ukraine and beyond,” the CEO said. Rafael Grossi.
“Deputy head of administration” of New Kakhovka: Vitaly Gura died after an assassination attempt
“Head of the district administration” temporarily occupied by Russian troops New Kakhovka Vladimir Leontiev stated that his deputy Vitaly Gura died after the assassination attempt. “As far as I know, he died. He was in the hospital. Military doctors tried to save his life,” Leontyev said. Later, this information was confirmed by “deputy head of the provisional administration of the Kherson region” Ekaterina Gubareva. “It’s official: Vitaly Gura, deputy head of the administration of Nova Kakhovka for housing and communal services, died from his injuries,” she wrote.
North Macedonia will supply Ukraine with tanks and aircraft. This was announced on Twitter by the adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak. “A friend in need is a friend,” he wrote, adding that many countries today are showing “more courage than half of the G20.” “It doesn’t matter what size your country or GDP is, what matters is what kind of heart you have,” Podolyak said. “We will never forget this,” he added.
A ship with Ukrainian corn arrived in Istanbul
Vessel Navistar With Ukrainian corn arrived in Istanbul. This follows from the Marine Traffic portal data. According to him, Navistar anchored at the BOSPHORUS N ANCH parking lot, at the entrance to the Bosphorus. The vessel must be inspected in Istanbul by representatives of the Center for Control over the Export of Ukrainian Grain. The corn on board is destined for delivery to Ringaskiddy (Ireland).