Day 77 of the war. The Russian offensive, when 77 days have passed since the beginning of the invasion, continues to focus on the pro-Russian Ukrainian region of Donbas (east), the neighboring region of Kherson and in the south of the country, especially in Mariupol, the State reported on Wednesday. Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Russian invasion forces conduct offensive operations in the eastern operational zone to establish full control over the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as well as Kherson, and to maintain the land corridor between these territories and occupied Crimea. The US Director of National Intelligence, avril haineshas warned that “Putin is preparing for a long war in ukraine.
New Zealand announces sanctions on eight Russian individuals and entities
The New Zealand government announced on Wednesday a new battery of sanctions against eight Russian individuals and entities involved in Russia’s disinformation campaign in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta explained that “this Wednesday’s sanctions are the first to target Russia’s malicious cyber activity, and reflect Russia’s commitment to respond to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in all fronts”, as reported by the Stuff National NZ news portal.
Thus, he has assured that “President Putin’s propaganda machine is in full swing, spreading lies and false information to justify the illegal invasion of Russia.”
War: “21 roses” and “barrel”, the savage torture with barbed wires of civilians in Ukraine
A Russian soldier tells his mother how he tore off the skin of innocents and confesses that he feels no remorse.
The United States rules out that Moscow used hypersonic missiles on Odessa
The United States has ruled out, for the time being, the use by the Russian Armed Forces of hypersonic missiles in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, on the shores of the Black Sea, which in recent days has suffered constant attacks by the Russian side.
“There is no indication that we have seen hypersonics used in Odessa. Certainly nothing we can confirm. We have seen them use hypersonics in the past to hit buildings, but there is nothing to indicate that they were used in Odessa,” a senior US defense official told a news conference.
At least one dead and eight injured by bombings on the Ukrainian region of Zaporizhia
At least one dead and eight injured by bombardments on civilian infrastructure in Orejov, in the Zaporizhia region, after seventy-seven days of Russian invasion of the country since President Vladimir Putin announced last February a “military operation special” in the country.
“The enemy is firing along the entire line of contact and in the depths of the defense of the Ukrainian troops in the direction of Zaporizhia. The greatest activity of the squatters is observed near Polig, Orejov and Gulyaipolé”, the Zaporizhia Administration has pointed out.
The United Kingdom warns that if Russia consolidates its position on the island of Zmiinyi they could dominate the northwest of the Black Sea
The British Ministry of Defense warned on Wednesday that if Russian troops consolidate their position on Zmiinyi Island (south of Odessa), also known as Snake Island, with air defense cruise missiles, they could dominate the northwest of the Black Sea. “The fighting continues on the island of Zmiinyi”, British intelligence has transferred in its latest report, in which it has indicated that the Kremlin troops are trying “repeatedly” to reinforce their troops in that location.
“Ukraine has successfully attacked Russian air defenses and resupply ships with Bayraktar drones. Russian resupply ships have minimal protection in the western part of the Black Sea, following the withdrawal of the Russian Navy to Crimea following the loss of Moskva.” Russia’s ongoing efforts to build up its forces on Zmiinyi Island, the report continues, offer Ukraine more opportunities to wear down Russian troops and weaken its weaponry.
US: war in Ukraine could become more unpredictable and bloody
The war in Ukraine could enter a more unpredictable, volatile and bloody phase in the coming months and could extend beyond what now seems to be the intention on the part of the Russians to control only the Donbas, in the Ukrainian east, according to the director US National Intelligence, Avril Haines.
In an appearance before the US Senate Armed Services Committee, Haines said Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s strategic goals in Ukraine “probably haven’t changed” since the invasion began, local media reported.
He added that Putin could seek “more drastic means” at home and abroad to achieve his goals, including imposing martial law, shifting industrial production to sustain the war effort, and “greater military action.” wingspan”.
The United States sent weapons to Ukraine “long before the invasion” of Russia
The Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, has revealed that “the United States has told the whole world what it had seen Russia since last fall: massive troops on the border with the intention of invading Ukraine”, said the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense in an interview in foxnews.
“We said it loud and clear, from here but also all over the world, especially in Europe,” Kirby added, stressing that “not everyone believed us. But we were right about what I was gonna do Russia”.
Fighting continues to center on Donbas and Mariupol
The Russian offensive, when 77 days have passed since the beginning of the invasion, continues to focus on the pro-Russian Ukrainian region of Donbas (east), the neighboring region of Kherson and in the south of the country, especially in Mariupol, the State reported on Wednesday. Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Russian invasion forces conduct offensive operations in the eastern operational zone to establish full control over the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as well as Kherson, and to maintain the land corridor between these territories and occupied Crimea.
To secure these positions, the Russians use electronic warfare systems to suppress radio signals, the military part said, according to local agencies.
Latvia extends the state of emergency on its border with Belarus
The Government of Latvia announced this Tuesday an extension of the state of emergency in four border regions with Belarus, nine months after the measure was decreed to deal with the migration that arrived from the other side, supposedly encouraged and promoted by the authorities of Minsk.
The measure will be in force until August 10 and with it the border guards will have special powers to manage illegal arrivals from the other side of the border.
Zelensky compares the war in Ukraine to the siege of Malta during World War II
The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, spoke this Tuesday before the Maltese Parliament, where he compared the situation in his country with what happened in the framework of the Second World War and the siege of Malta at the beginning of the decade from the 40s
“Just as the fate of Europe between 1940 and 1942 depended on the resistance and courage of Malta, today it is on the resistance and courage of the Ukrainians whether freedom will win on our continent,” Zelensky said.