Volodymyr Zelensky: Ukraine and our people, our capabilities are more powerful than any Russian missiles

Today, one of the most brutal shellings of Mykolaiv and the region over the entire period of the full-scale war took place. Dozens of missiles and rockets… The occupiers hit residential buildings, schools, other social infrastructure, and industrial facilities.

The Russian attack took the lives of Oleksiy Vadaturskyi and his wife Raisa, the founder of one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural companies “Nibulon”, the Hero of Ukraine. My sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of the Vadaturskyi couple.

It is exactly such people, such companies, our Ukrainian south that have guaranteed the world’s food security. It has always been so. And it will be so again. The Russian terrorists should not even hope that they will be able to destroy the social and industrial potential of Ukraine and walk through the ruins.

Ukraine and our people, our capabilities are definitely more powerful than any Russian missiles and shells.

Now the Russian army is trying to strengthen its positions in the occupied areas of the south of our country, increasing activity in the relevant areas. Part of the Russian forces from their positions in the east are moved to the south – to the Kherson region and the Zaporizhzhia region… But this will not help them there.

None of the Russian strikes goes unanswered by our military and intelligence officers. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready to respond to any new activity of the occupiers.

And today I want to thank every resident of Mykolaiv for their indomitability, for protecting the city and the region. I also thank Nikopol, Kharkiv, Kryvyi Rih and the entire Dnipropetrovsk region, the strong people of Zaporizhzhia and the region, all Ukrainians of the Kherson region, everyone who defends the outskirts of Odesa and the region… Thank you for your courage!

Strategically, Russia has no chance of winning this war. And it is necessary to hold on, so that even at the tactical levels, the terrorist state feels its defeat. We have to hold on in the south, in the east and everywhere. We have to hold on in defense, diplomacy and politics. To preserve our unity – and not only until the victory, but also after it, in order to qualitatively restore everything destroyed by the occupiers. I believe that we will do all this.

I signed several important laws today, in particular the law on providing additional guarantees of protection to media representatives working in the areas of hostilities. This will strengthen the protection of our journalists.

The law on ensuring the rights and freedoms of IDPs is eliminating bureaucratic barriers that limited assistance to people.

The law on the protection of the civilian population in the event of emergency situations and hostilities.

Also, the law that creates conditions for comprehensive thermal modernization of buildings and simplifies the process of restoring the residential sector damaged by the strikes of the occupiers.

Important ratification laws, some other acts as well.

We are preparing for a new week – as always, full of international activity. Already tomorrow there will be important negotiations with European partners. In a few days I will continue delivering speeches to the international community, communicating with different audiences – it is very important, in particular with the student audience.

No matter what happens and no matter what the occupiers’ plans are, we must do our job – protect our state and take care of each other.

The more effective we are in this – all of us, all citizens of Ukraine – the faster we will achieve victory.

Thank you to everyone who fights for Ukraine!

Glory to Ukraine!

Bellingcat Investigator: Russia prepared graves for executed Ukrainian soldiers in Yelenovka in advance

The Ukrainian military could have been killed before the explosion.

Independent OSINT researchers analyzed satellite images published on the network of the territory of the Yelenovskaya colony, where more than 50 prisoners of war were executed, and came to new conclusions.

So, OSINT researcher Alexander Oliver, referring to a video analyzed by the founder of Bellingcat, noticed fresh graves in the pictures, which were dug, probably before the explosion, near the northern wall of the colony.

Old footage shows that the POWs were housed in the main cell block away from the collapsed building, which appears to be outside the inner perimeter.

The graves were dug a week before the explosion, according to the founder of Bellingcat. Oliver writes that the graves could have been prepared two days before the explosion.

@Maxar image from the Olenivka Prison where 50 PoWs were killed seems shows possible graves dug near the north wall

If these are graves, then this is further evidence that this was a pre-planned Russian war crime,” Oliver wrote.

He admitted that there might be dug graves in prisoner-of-war camps, but this particular case speaks of the real intentions of the occupiers to execute the fighters.

“The number of possible graves that appear fresh in these pictures and the scale of war crimes seem more than a coincidence. I believe the POWs may have been killed before the explosion, which was later used as cover to blame Ukraine,” Oliver added.

@Maxar image from the Olenivka Prison where 50 PoWs were killed seems shows possible graves dug near the north wall

Tanu Muino’s music videos received 9 nominations at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

Ukrainian director Tanu Muino’s music video for Harry Styles’ song “As It Was” received four nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 – “Video of the Year”, “Best Direction”, “Best Cinematography,” and “Best Operator Work”. Nikita Kuzmenko is the video operator.

Harry Styles – As It Was (Official Video)

Tanu Muino’s other videos are also up for awards, including Post Malone & The Weeknd’s “One Right Now” for “Best Collaboration” and Normani & Cardi B’s “Wild Side” for “Best R&B Video”, “Best Choreography” and “Best Cinematography”.

Post Malone, The Weeknd – One Right Now

In addition, cinematographer Nikita Kuzmenko can win the award for “Best Cinematography” for two clips — for Harry Styles and Normani & Cardi B.

Normani – Wild Side (Official Video) ft. Cardi B

In total, Ukrainians are represented in 9 nominations of the MTV Video Music Awards 2022. The award ceremony will take place on August 29.

We will remind, at last year’s award, Tanu Muino’s music video for the song Montero “Call Me by Your Name” by the rapper Lil Nas X was recognized in three nominations – “Best Direction”, “Best Visual Effects” and “Video of the Year”.

New missile attack on the Odessa region

Information about the victims is being specified.

This was reported by the Odessa State District Administration.

A rocket attack was carried out on the territory of one of the communities in the Odessa region. They hit a quarry, and information about the victims is being specified

Odessa State Administration

Tonight, an air raid alert was announced in the Odessa region, before which residents of different districts of Odessa heard the sounds of several explosions.

Operational Command “South” reports:

“Odessa region was attacked by 2 Iskander-type missiles fired from the temporarily occupied Crimea. The so-called heat traps flew over the territory of the Odessa district after the explosion of rockets in the air. They look like an unexploded projectile or are dart-shaped with an orange tail. This is quite a dangerous thing, as it has a high burning temperature and can cause large-scale burns. Several such traps caused dry grass to catch fire. Rescue services respond promptly, extinguishing fires.”

17 Russian warships and boats are maneuvering in the Black Sea off the Crimean coast from Cape Tarkhankut to Novorossiysk. Among them are six carriers of Kalibr cruise missiles (44 missiles), as well as four large landing ships.

Operational information on 31.07.2022

The one hundred and fifty-eighth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian nation to the Russian military invasion continues.

The situation has not changed in the Volyn and Poliske directions, units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are carrying out the task of strengthening the protection of the section of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border in the Brest and Gomel regions.

In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Gai and Senkivka in the Chernihiv region and Shevchenkove, Ryzhivka, Bilopillia, Iskryskivshchyna and Romashkovye in the Sumy region with barrel and rocket artillery. He also conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the UAV near the Iron Bridge in Chernihiv region.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Duvanka, Udy, Dementiivka, Petrivka, Prudyanka, Pytomnyk, Pryshyb, Pushkarne, Ruski Tyshki, Protopopivka, Verkhnya Rohanka, Korobochkine, Borschova, Stary Saltiv, Ruska Lozova, Slatine, and Sosnivka. Made an airstrike near Stary Saltov. The occupiers unsuccessfully tried to advance in the direction of Husarivka. They were repulsed and left.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy used artillery to shell the areas of the settlements of Slovyansk, Andriyivka, Dolyna, Dovgenke, Kurulka, Husarivka, Adamivka, Bogorodichne, Krasnopillya, Karnaukhivka, Chervone, Semilanne, Hrushuvaha, and Chervona Polyana.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy fired from the barrel, rocket artillery, and tanks in the districts of Siversk, Kalenyky, Pereizny, Zvanivka, Viimka, Verkhnyokamyansky, Kryvya Luka, Spirny and Serebryanka. Airstrikes near Spirny and Hryhorivka.

In the Serebryanka region, a reconnaissance group tried to identify the positions of our troops but was unsuccessful and withdrew. Used for reconnaissance of BpLA near Hryhorivka.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the areas of Kodem, Vershina, Travneve, Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Soledar, Yakovlivka, Pokrovske, and Bilogorivka settlements.

Under cover of aviation, he tried to improve the tactical position in the areas of Vershyn, Soledar, Yakovlivka, and Pokrovsky. Our soldiers thwarted these plans with accurate fire. After unsuccessful assaults, the occupiers retreated.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy, using the available means of fire damage, fired at Nevelskyi, Umansky, New York, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Piskivy, and Novobakhmutivka.

Russian attack and army aircraft cynically struck the settlements of Avdiyivka, Novoselyvka, and Yuryivka.

The occupiers tried to advance in the districts of Kamianka and Piski. Here the assault failed. In the Avdiivka area, individual units of the enemy have partial success.

In the Novopavlivskyi direction, shelling was recorded in the areas of Maryinka, Prechistivka, Velyka Novosilka, Novopil, Novosilka, Vremivka, Biloghirya, Zelene Pole, Pavlivka, Olgivske, Vugledar, Novoukrainka, Temyrivka, Stepnohirsk, Gulyaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, Zaliznychne, Nesteryanka and Mali Shcherbaki. Attack and army aircraft of the enemy struck near Maly Shcherbaki, Stepovoy, Maryinka, and Yehorivka. The enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs near Stepnohirsk and Myrny.

The movement of individual units of the enemy from Sloviansk to Zaporizhzhya was recorded.

In the South Bug direction, the enemy is concentrating on holding the occupied lines and preventing the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive.

Uses available means of fire damage to attack the positions of our troops, and destroy civilian and military infrastructure along the contact line and in the depth of the defense.

The enemy’s naval group in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas focuses its main efforts on blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea and damaging military facilities and infrastructure elements deep in the territory of Ukraine.

Four sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready for strikes with high-precision weapons.

We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine!

Oleg Zhdanov: When Russia announce mobilization. “Chechen scenario”

Can Russia announce mobilization if no one attacked it?

Even the Russian Federation cannot announce mobilization without reason. According to Russian legislation, martial law must be introduced for this.

This was told by military expert Oleg Zhdanov.

“Russia has powerful anti-terrorism legislation. The Russian Federation has three levels of terrorist threat: green, yellow, and red. In the border areas with Ukraine, the level of the terrorist threat is already yellow. These are Belgorod, Kursk, Bryansk and Rostov regions. Another terrorist attack in one of these areas – such as they themselves organized against themselves, like a missile attack allegedly from the territory of Ukraine, and the degree of a terrorist threat turns red, which suggests the introduction of martial law in this territory,” the expert said.

According to him, in Russia, they can arrange several terrorist attacks throughout the territory and start a military mobilization campaign.

“Remember how the second Chechen campaign began – 10 explosions of houses in Moscow and Volgodonsk,” Zhdanov reminded.

In the Kherson region, the Russian echelon of more than 40 cars was destroyed: the Ministry of Internal Affairs named new losses of the enemy

The train arrived in the Kherson region from the occupied Crimea, said the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region destroyed a railway train of more than 40 wagons with manpower, equipment and ammunition of the Russian invaders.

Also, according to intelligence, all the machinists and engineers of the Russian Railways company, who transported military cargo from the Crimea to the Kherson region, died. This is not the first case of the death of Russian Railways drivers in Ukraine. And not the last.

This was announced by Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko on the social network Facebook.

“On the night of Friday to Saturday, a high-precision HIMARS strike destroyed a train of more than 40 wagons, which arrived from Crimea with manpower, equipment, and ammunition at the Brilevka railway station, Kherson region,” Gerashchenko said.

According to him, as a result, the manpower of the occupiers “turned into coals, equipment into piles of scrap metal, and the BC flew into the air.”

“Each echelon with military equipment, personnel and ammunition is tracked in real-time from space, day and night. If your relatives work as machinists in Ukrainian Crimea or in the regions of the Russian Federation from which trains with ammunition are delivered to the territory of Ukraine, you should know that they are potential suicide bombers!” Gerashchenko said.


80 personnels died, 200 injured

Vereshchuk said the Russian Federation does not respond to the demand to return the bodies of the murdered prisoners in Yelenovka

She named the events in Yelenovka a terrible tragedy and a crime against humanity.

Main photo: InformNapalm

Russia has not yet responded to Ukraine’s demand to return the bodies of the murdered prisoners in Yelenovka.

Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, spoke about this during a briefing in Kremenchuk.

She named the events in Yelenovka a terrible tragedy and a crime against humankind and humanity.

There should be a personal punishment for this. We demand that Russia be recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism. This is an international crime. Upon the return of the phone, the Ombudsman made a statement, we, as commissioners, also made inquiries. So far, there has been no response from Russia

Irina Vereshchuk
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevičs, called on the EU to recognize the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism

She believes that the entire community should react to the Russian crime in Yelenovka and take decisions to stop Russia and its terrorist activities.

So far, our civilization is under threat

Irina Vereshchuk

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