On the 161st day of the full-scale Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The armed forces and units of the territorial defense of Ukraine resist aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides of the conflict from independent sources. According to the UN, about 14 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW is watching developments Wednesday, August 3 (Moscow time).
Dry cargo ship Razoni, carrying Ukrainian corn, passed the inspection of the grain export control center and is ready to go to its destination – the port Tripoli in Lebanonreport Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the Turkish Ministry of Defense. The Ukrainian department continues to accept applications for the entry of new ships into Ukrainian ports to load agricultural products. According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, 17 ships have already been loaded, awaiting permission to leave the harbors.
Russian forces destroyed a storage base with weapons from Poland and foreign-made ammunition near the village of Radekhiv, Lviv region. This was reported Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. In addition, four warehouses of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the Mykolaiv region and on the territory of the self-proclaimed “DNR”.
Checking dry cargo vessel Razoni with Ukrainian grain
International inspectors began inspection of the cargo ship Razoni – the first ship with Ukrainian grain that left the harbors of Ukraine since the beginning of the war, according to the Turkish Ministry of Defense. A ship with 26,000 tons of corn on board, which arrived in the Bosphorus, is heading from Odessa to the Lebanese port of Tripoli.
The Security Service of Ukraine detained a resident of the Dnieper, whom he considers Russian FSB agent. The man is suspected of treason. According to the investigation, he collected and transmitted to the FSB via the Telegram messenger information about the deployment of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the movement of military equipment, the location of railway stations and airfields on the territory Dnipropetrovsk region.
A batch of “reconnaissance” drones Fly Eye arrived in Ukraine
The first control complex and 4 unmanned reconnaissance aircraft Fly Eye, reported the Vinnytsia regional administration. According to her, the drones will go to the front line in the coming hours. The funds raised through the United24 platform have already signed contracts for the purchase of 2 control systems and 20 “reconnaissance” drones, and by the end of August Ukraine expects to purchase 200 such devices, the regional administration added.
Chapter Sumy regional administration Dmitry Zhivitsky reported about shelling by Russian forces of the Krasnopol settlement community. According to preliminary data, no one was hurt. According to Zhivitsky, the fire was fired from self-propelled artillery mounts.
The ETS organization that conducts international exam in English TOEFL, will allow Russians to take the test in centers abroad or online, writes Mediazona, citing ETS spokeswoman Stephanie Winters. Starting August 4, ETS will amend its rules to allow test takers in Russia and Belarus to register for remote versions of the TOEFL iBT Home Edition, TOEFL Essentials and GRE home versions of the test, the organization said in a response. “Due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, examinees from Russia will still not be able to take the exam at test centers within the country. Examinees who prefer personal testing will be able to take the exam in other states,” ETS noted. The day before, a number of users found in their accounts in the TOEFL system a warning about restricting access to exam services.
AT Russian-controlled Kherson region began accepting applications from Ukrainians without a local residence permit for obtaining Russian citizenship. This was reported by the representative of the local “military-civil administration” Ekaterina Gubareva.
Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, chairman of the German Bundestag Defense Committee, called for a vision long-term arms supplies to Ukraine. “Today we must decide how we can support Ukraine in the fall,” Shtrak-Zimmermann said on air on RTL and n-tv. The war will not stop in the autumn months, the German politician believes. She again criticized the bureaucratic delays in the office of the federal chancellor, preventing the immediate delivery of weapons.
In the Belgorod region will close schools and kindergartens in the border areas
Schools and kindergartens Belgorod regionlocated in the five-kilometer border zone in the municipalities of Krasnaya Yaruga, Grayvoron, Borisovka, as well as Belgorod and Shebekinsky districts and districts, will be temporarily closed, announced the governor of the region Vyacheslav Gladkov. At the same time, in the municipalities of Rovenki, Veydelevka, Valuyki and Volokonovka, the authorities are preparing the work of these institutions in the usual format by September 1.
Rosaviatsiya once again extended the ban on flights to airports in the central part and south of the Russian Federation, as well as to the territory of the annexed Crimea. Restrictions on flights to Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Elista and Simferopol in Crimea are valid until August 11, the agency said. The measures were introduced on February 24 – the day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.