On the 159th 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 continues to follow developments Monday, August 1 (Moscow time).
Four more MLRS HIMARS arrived in Ukraine from the USA
Four multiple launch rocket systems HIMARS arrived in Ukraine. This was announced on Twitter by the Minister of Defense of the country Alexei Reznikov. The minister thanked US President Joe Biden, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin and the citizens of the United States for their help.
Earlier, the minister announced arrival in Ukraine from Germany MLRS MARS II.
General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine accused a citizen of the country of treason due to the disclosure of the home addresses of the military in the Buchansk region. According to consequences, during the occupation of the Kyiv region in March 2022, he handed over to the Russian military “information about the places of residence of participants in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine and other persons who used firearms and could resist.” “Having such data, Russian servicemen used torture against one of the participants in the ATO,” the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine said in a statement. In addition, “in order to further cooperate with the enemy and obtain information,” the accused tried to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but was exposed, the prosecution believes. The prosecutor sent the indictment to the court.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked the Turkish authorities for their “key role” in the resumption of Ukrainian food exports by sea. NATO member countries “strongly support the full implementation of the agreement in order to mitigate global food crisiswhich was caused by the Russian war in Ukraine”, wrote Stoltenberg on Twitter.
welcomed in Berlin exit from the port of Odessa the first dry cargo ship with Ukrainian grain. “This is a glimmer of hope,” he said. official representative of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin. Now it is important that the Black Sea ports of Ukraine be able to leave other ships with grain, he stressed. In addition, it is necessary to work on alternative routes for the export of Ukrainian food, the representative of the German Foreign Ministry further pointed out.
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov announced the arrival in his country of the German long-range MLRS MARS II. “Thanks to Germany and personally to my colleague Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht for these systems. Our gunners welcome German partners,” Reznikov wrote on Twitter.
New Zealand extends sanctions against Russia
New Zealand announced new sanctions against Russian army and the Russian military-industrial complex. “Russia’s illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine is possible thanks to its vast military-industrial complex, which includes a large network of defense enterprises. These organizations create and develop weapons, technology, communications systems and other equipment, as well as provide services such as insurance and transport,” he said. Foreign Minister of New ZealandNanaia Mahuta. He stressed that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian military “are responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, which is a gross violation of the basic norms of international law.” In accordance with this, a number of military-industrial complex enterprises, the SOGAZ and Russian Railways companies, as well as certain types of troops of the RF Armed Forces and defense structures that provide them with weapons and equipment, have been blacklisted.
According to the results of the survey Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), the majority of Ukrainians (79 percent) are in favor of a visa regime with Russia. Only 11 percent of respondents said both countries should be independent but friendly states without visas or customs, the KIIS said, citing data from a July poll. Back in February, 44 percent of Ukrainians supported the introduction of visas with the Russian Federation.
Kyiv announced the payment of 1 billion financial assistance to the EU
European Union provided Ukraine with exceptional macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1 billion euros, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said. According to him, the first tranche in the amount of 500 million euros has already been received by the NBU, and the second tranche is expected on August 2. “1 billion euros is part of a large package of support for Ukraine in overcoming the financial consequences of the war for a total of 9 billion euros. The funds will help finance priority budgetary needs,” he wrote. Shmygal on Telegram. He thanked the EU for this assistance, calling it “a significant investment in our common economic and financial stability and a secure future.”
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