Timeline: day 157 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression
Today is July 30. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 157 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.
What about today?
"russia's shelling of the prison in Olenivka is a Ukrainian Katyn. The torture and killing of Ukrainian prisoners of war is a violation of the Geneva Conventions. russia is an irreconcilable terrorist state that must be defeated on the battlefield," Oleksiy Reznikov stressed.
Ukrainian law enforcement agencies demand from the UN and the ICRC to immediately react to the terrorist attack in Olenivka, during which 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed. In a joint statement, the military and security agencies and the ombudsman recalled that the format of the evacuation of the "Azov" provided for the establishment of a regime of silence and the surrender of Ukrainian servicemen as prisoners, with subsequent exchange under the guarantees of the UN and the ICRC.
"The atrocities committed by the Russians against our prisoners of war are infuriating. The Ukrainian military will take revenge for every dead or maimed comrade," said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valery Zaluzhny.
HIMARS forced the occupiers to change their tactics on the battlefield, the Ministry of Defense states. Thanks to the destruction of Russian warehouses with ammunition, Ukrainian soldiers could not only defend themselves but also advance in one direction. The intensity of shelling of Ukrainian positions by the russians has significantly decreased. The enemy began to save ammunition and changed tactics, no longer having the opportunity to fire around the clock.
Fighting continues in Donbas: the occupiers are storming from different directions without success, the Armed Forces are holding the defense, the General Staff reports in the morning summary.
Our soldiers do not stop cutting off the russians in Kherson from the means of supplying weapons. Yes, another bridge in the Kherson region is tired of the filigree work of our defenders. It is about the one next to the Antonivsky bridge. It is also called Antonivsky, but it is a railway bridge. Now it is impossible to move with him, – reported OK "Pivden".
More than 5,600 children forcibly deported to the russian federation have already been identified. "As of today, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been forcibly deported to the aggressor country. According to the National Information Bureau, more than 5,600 children who were forcibly deported to russia have already been identified. The actual number is higher. And today, the mechanism for returning these children is being worked out," said the Deputy Minister of the Interior of Ukraine Kateryna Pavlichenko.