On the 159th day of Russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, Russian troops continue their attempts 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 following developments on Monday, August 1 (Moscow time).
In the occupied by Russian troops Skadovsk near Kherson On the evening of July 31, powerful explosions thundered. Chairman of the Kherson Regional Council Yuri Sobolevsky said on television that it was a strike by Ukrainian forces. “The Armed Forces of Ukraine worked very cool there. The detonation of ammunition is underway,” Sobolevsky said. According to him, after the failure of the Antonovsky bridge, the Russian army is carrying out the transfer of troops and equipment through the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, to which forces are sent from Skadovsk.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the recent shelling of Nikolaev by Russian troops and announced retaliatory measures from his army. “Today, the most massive shelling of Mykolaiv and the region was carried out,” Zelensky said in his traditional evening video message, stressing: “Not a single Russian attack will go unanswered by our military and intelligence forces.”
In this regard, Zelensky expressed condolences in connection with the death of Oleksiy Vadatursky, the owner of one of the largest grain trading companies in Ukraine, who was killed the day before in Nikolaev. Vadatursky was 74 years old. His wife Raisa also died.
As previously reported by the Ukrainian General Staff, Zelensky also announced the transfer of Russian troops to the occupied regions in the south of the country. Part of the Russian forces will be transferred from positions in the east to the south – in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, but this will not help them there, the Ukrainian leader pointed out. Moscow refrained from commenting on the possible deployment of troops.
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