Timeline: day 171 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression
Today is August 13. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 171 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.
What about today?
After all that the occupiers have done in Ukraine, there can be only one attitude towards russia – as a terrorist state. It is from this point of view, – emphasizes President Zelensky, – that the attitude towards the citizens of Russia should be determined.
Zelensky thanked the Czech Republic, the Baltic states and other European countries, which brought the issue of visas for citizens of a terrorist state to the official level of discussion in the European Union. "You can't destroy the very idea of Europe, our common European values, that is, you can't turn Europe into a supermarket where it doesn't matter who comes in. The main thing is that people simply pay for the goods," the president said.
The head of British intelligence gave a forecast about the war in Ukraine. He notes that although there will be counterattacks and counteroffensives, it is not believed that any of the parties will take decisive action this year. He expects that the war in Ukraine will be prolonged. "Russia has to redeploy part of its troops from Donbas to the south, where it is under significant pressure from Ukrainian forces in and around Kherson," says the head of British military intelligence, Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull, and adds: "It is unrealistic to wait for a decisive shift in south in the coming months."
News from partners
Finland (after joining NATO) and Estonia intend to integrate coastal defense capable of blocking Russian ships' access to the Baltic Sea and making it NATO's internal sea, Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur said. The Georgian opposition proposes to limit the rights of Russians to buy real estate, stay in the country and do business, reports local News Georgia.