On the 160th 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 Tuesday, August 2 (Moscow time).
In response to the recognition of the Azov regiment in the Russian Federation as a terrorist organization The military said that Russia “after the public execution of prisoners of war of the Azov regiment in Yelenovka is looking for new reasons and explanations for its war crimes.” Azov once again called on the US and other countries to recognize Russia as a “terrorist state.” “Russia has been proving this status with its daily actions for many years. Every day, its army and special services commit war crimes. Connivance or silence is complicity,” the statement reads. statement “Azov”
In the Nikolaev region since the beginning of the war 403 people were killed, 1435 residents were injured, TV channel reportsHromadske”with reference to the head of the region, Vitaly Kim. He stressed that at the moment there are no plans to announce a mandatory evacuation in the region. “Our Armed Forces are now moving forward, so this is not a question. Therefore, we do not plan a forced evacuation. We have three evacuation routes out of four from the city open,” Kim said.
Former Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andrey Melnik said he would like personally apologize to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Olaf Scholz) and sent a request to Scholz’s office about the possibility of meeting before leaving from the country. In May, Melnyk called Scholz “an offended liverwurst” because of the unwillingness of the chancellor to go to Ukraine after they refused to receive German President Steinmeier. “Offended liverwurst” is a literal translation of the enduring German expression “beleidigte Leberwurst spielen”. The correct translation into Russian is “to pretend to be offended.”
In a conversation with Bild, Melnyk stressed that, despite the desire to apologize to Scholz, he considers his criticism of the German authorities justified, whom he reproached for insufficiently active assistance to Ukraine. “Sometimes, at least for me, I got the impression that it was necessary to raise one’s voice and perhaps also to criticize. Without this, I think the German society might not have fully realized the seriousness of the moment,” he explained.
Spain will not transfer Leopard tanks to Ukraine due to their technical condition
Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles said: Spain will not send Leopard tanks to Ukraine from their stocks, as they were inspected to be in a “deplorable condition” and their use could be dangerous. This is reported by the Spanish agency EFE. Robles stressed that on August 3 she would consult with Kyiv on the necessary additional military assistance.
Ministry of Defense of Russia accused the United States of direct involvement in the war in Ukraine. “The Russian Ministry of Defense has recorded and is taking into account for the future the official recognition of the Deputy Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian military department, General Skibitsky, about Washington’s direct approval of each target for Kyiv before strikes from American HIMARS multiple rocket launchers,” the statement reads. message departments. “All this irrefutably proves that Washington, contrary to the statements of the White House and the Pentagon, is directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine,” the DoD said.
Earlier in an interview with the British The Telegraph The representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vadym Skibitsky said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine use the information that they receive in real time to strike with the help of HIMARS. But American specialists are not engaged in direct goal-setting, since the United States does not want to be considered a participant in the conflict, he stressed.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian military destroyed six American MLRS HIMARS in Ukraine. On July 22, the Ministry of Defense announced that four HIMARS launchers had been destroyed between July 5 and 20. The Armed Forces of Ukraine called these messages “fakes”. Representatives of the Pentagon also called the statements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation erroneous, adding that they do not have data confirming the loss of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at least one such installation. In July The US Department of Defense announcedwhich transferred 12 out of 20 HIMARS systems to Ukraine.
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