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What's Happening 12:17 10 Aug 2022

Timeline: day 168 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression

Today is August 10. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 168 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.

What about today?

Key points

168 день війни

Головне

The main news yesterday was the epic explosions at the airfield in Crimea. In this photo, 37 planes and six helicopters were estimated to be destroyed. It is possible that yesterday was the most significant one-time loss in russian aviation history.

russia doesn't accuse Ukraine of strikes on Crimea not to recognize the powerlessness of its air defense, American analysts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) report. "The apparent simultaneity of explosions at two distinct facilities likely rules out the official Russian version of accidental fire, but it does not rule out either sabotage or long-range missile strike," analysts from ISW noted.

That night, the enemy, trying to take revenge for his losses, shelled the peaceful settlements of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Mykolaiv, and Zaporizhzhia with artillery and rockets. More than two dozen people were killed and wounded. Our anti-aircraft defense shot down two missiles near Zaporizhzhia.

"This russian war against Ukraine and all of free Europe began with Crimea and must end with Crimea, its liberation. russia has turned our peninsula, which has always been and will continue to be one of the best places in Europe, into one of the most dangerous places. But we will return to Ukrainian Crimea. From Kharkiv region to Kherson, Donetsk to Enerhodar, Stanytsia Luhanska to Yalta, Berdiansk to Novofedorivka—all these are parts of our country, all of this is a Ukraine that will be completely free," Zelensky assured in his daily address.

168 день війни втрати окупанта

42,800 personnel of the russian forces have been eliminated since the beginning of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine! It is also reported about nine "damaged" russian planes per day.

In the Kherson region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out seven devastating airstrikes against the occupiers, their equipment, and warehouses, the South Operational Command reports.

russian troops are trying to advance in the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. The Ukrainian forces are pushing them back, Ukraine's General Staff says. The main summary for the morning of August 10:

  • In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy conducted offensive battles in the Veterynarne–Udy axis to improve the tactical situation, but was unsuccessful, suffered losses, and retreated. Fighting continues in the Bayrak-Husarivka direction.
  • In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy attempted to conduct assaults on the axis of Novoluhanske–Spirne, Volodymyrivka–Yakivla, and Striapovka–Soledar. They had no success and left.
  • The enemy is trying to resume the offensive in the direction of Donetsk–Pisky in the Avdiivka direction; the fighting continues. The enemy led an offensive in the directions Mineralne–Avdiivka and Spartak–Avdiivka. They had no luck, suffered losses, and left.

The Verkhovna Rada plans to extend the term of martial law, People's Deputy Yaroslav Zhelezniak said. This may happen at the next plenary meeting.

Humanitarian missions  

More than 3,500 people have already left the Donetsk region during the mandatory evacuation, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk region, said.

Nuclear facilities

russia cynically convenes a meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with the shelling of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Enerhodar. It will make excuses and shift the blame for shelling to Ukraine. The meeting should take place in the afternoon of August 11.

At the same time, the United States called on russia to return complete control over the Zaporizhia NPP to the Ukrainian authorities. White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said that Washington intends to work with the IAEA on this issue.

Who's coming to Ukraine? 

On financial and informational aid, weapons, and politicians

168 день війни

In Canada, the resident of Ternopil and the UHelpUkraine public organization organized a fundraiser for the Bayraktar TB2 attack drone for the Ukrainian army.

Ukraine will receive $4.5 billion from the World Bank and another $89 million from the United States.

  • Funds from the World Bank will be used for the payment of pensions and separate social assistance programs, in particular for the payment of housing and communal services, support for low-income families, children with disabilities, IDPs, as well as for the payment of medical services under the medical guarantee program, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine noted.
  • As for the financial assistance from the USA, the money will go to the training of sappers who will be engaged in demining the territories.

The co-founder of the Swedish Amnesty International, Per Wästberg, is leaving the organization. He does not agree with the Amnesty report, which states that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are endangering civilians in an attempt to repel the russian invaders.

News from partners

168 день війни

In the Polish city of Malbork, a monument to the Red Army was dismantled due to russia's attack on Ukraine. The Polish authorities announced that it was the end of the decommunization of Malbork, which began in 1989. The decision to dismantle the Red Army memorial in Poland was made back in February after russia's attack started on Ukraine. However, this monument was entered into the voivodeship register and, therefore, could be liquidated only by the decision of the voivodeship authorities.

On the territory of Lithuania, many russian trains are accompanied by helicopters, The Wall Street Journal reports. As the publication reports, it is done to ensure that they do not stop and are not loaded or unloaded with anything.

Biden signed the protocols on the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. "putin thought he could break us apart.  When this all started, he believed he could break us apart, in my view, weaken our resolve. Instead, he's getting exactly what he did not want," Biden said.

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Latvia, where the issue of military aid to Ukraine will be discussed. "I look forward to a meeting with the top leadership of the Latvian government to discuss security issues in the region and the importance of continuing to support Ukraine," he said.

Sanctions against the aggressor!

Sanctions imposed by the West against Moscow are "crippling" the russian economy, a team of experts from the Chief Executive Leadership Institute (СELI) at Yale University concluded, publishing the first scientific work on the consequences of anti-russian sanctions. Scholars write that the lack of information from the russian public about the fatal consequences of sanctions is explained by successful russian propaganda. "The Kremlin is revealing less and fewer data about the state of its economy," says the CELI report.

A ban on russian coal's purchase, import, or transit transportation came into effect in the European Union on August 10. The European Union found a replacement for russian coal in Colombia and Australia. Imports of this raw material to the EU from Colombia quadrupled to 1.2 million tons in June. Australian coal supplies reached 1.1 million tons, the highest in history.

Life considering hostilities

On August 9, the testing of two new documents in the Diia application, a pension certificate, and a temporary or permanent residence permit, will begin, it was reported on the website of the state services portal.

Ukraine expects $20 billion from grain exports. Currently, Ukraine has dozens of applications from other countries, and it is a confirmation that ship owners and traders believe that the grain agreement will be implemented under international patronage. The three ports of Greater Odesa will be able to serve 80 vessels per month.

Over 370,000 tons of agricultural products were exported from Ukrainian seaports during the nine days of the "grain corridor" operation.

Reuters reported that the United States would provide Kyiv with $89 million in demining assistance.

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