Timeline: day 165 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression
Today is August 7. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 165 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.
What about today?
Today is the Day of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Air Force reliably defends the Ukrainian skies and gives a worthy rebuff to the Russian aggressor. Great respect and gratitude to our guardian angels. Eternal glory and memory to all who have gone to heaven forever…
It is thanks to the Air Force that Sunday morning begins with good news: the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out 9 airstrikes against the Russians, reports OK "Pivden". Aviation struck 3 strongholds, 4 enemy concentrations and, accordingly, BC and the radar station.
"Missile and artillery units completed more than 200 fire missions, including under the strength of the enemy's anti-aircraft defense," added the "South" Operative Command.
The russian military mines critical infrastructure in the occupied territories. In particular, we are talking about the Zaporizhzhia NPP and Kherson region, the intelligence informs. In the Kherson region, they undermined gas, water and electricity supply networks. And the russians actually set up a base for their troops at the ZANEP, and also replaced some power units.
"The Russians are preparing to withdraw from Kherson" – this was the statement made by the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Andriy Yusov. According to him, the occupiers are undermining critical infrastructure in order to follow scorched earth tactics in case of retreat.
The terrorist act in Olenivka was a special operation of the russian federation against the supply of weapons to Ukraine, said Andrii Yusov, a representative of the State Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, a member of the coordination staff for the treatment of prisoners of war. "From the beginning of this terrible tragedy and terrible farce that we saw on the part of the russians, it was a falsification.
russia is using the nuclear power plant to play on the West's fear of a nuclear catastrophe, ISW believes.
As analysts note, the occupiers are actively trying to undermine the will of the West to provide military support to the Ukrainian counteroffensive. In addition, they use the Energodar nuclear power plant as a nuclear shield to prevent strikes against russian forces and equipment.
At the Zaporizhzhia NPP there are collaborators among the employees, and Ukrainian intelligence already knows about them. It is also known by name about all Rosatom employees who have been at the ZNPP since March, – independent nuclear safety expert Olga Kosharna reported. According to her, all of them have already been entered into the "Peacemaker" database.