Reports of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, testimonies of correspondents, international reaction
Russia sent UN Secretary General António Guterres additional materials on the mining of civilian objects in the Donbass by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On August 1, US President Joe Biden signed a memorandum on the allocation of another $550 million military aid package to Ukraine. Read online of the previous day of the special operation here.
Photo: Donetsk News Agency
12:48 Along the "grain corridor" passed the first ship that exports grain from the port of Odessa. According to the Ukrainian edition of Ukrainian Shipping Magazine, the Razoni ship entered a safe zone near the Romanian port city of Sulina. After that, the ship will sail through the Bosphorus Strait and head to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon.
12:40 According to a Gallup poll, the vast majority of Americans do not view Russia as a threat to the United States. Only 1% of the country's inhabitants hold the opposite opinion.
12:34 The acting head of the OSCE, Zbigniew Rau, has arrived in Ukraine on a visit. This is reported by the Ukrainian edition of “European Truth”.
12:25 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the possibility of introducing a simplified and quick acceptance of Belarusian citizenship to residents of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. As the Belarusian leader pointed out, the authorities are now rapidly granting citizenship to IDPs from Ukraine.
12:05 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that six settlements of the DPR have recently been liberated during a special military operation in Ukraine. According to him, the liberation of the republic is going according to plan. Shoigu also named the number of air targets intercepted by the RF Armed Forces. As it turned out, the Russian army shot down 34 aircraft in July, and also intercepted 39 Tochka-U missiles. and 226 MLRS shells.
Shoigu also emphasizes that the Russian Armed Forces destroyed six launchers, and more than 200 HIMARS MLRS missiles. 33 M777 howitzers and five Harpoon installations were eliminated. At the same time, Ukrainian troops lost 396 Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missile systems in 2 weeks.
12:00 President of Ukraine Zelensky changed the provision on the service of foreigners and stateless persons in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He increased the term of a possible contract to 10 years, as well as suspension from service to 2 months in the case of criminal proceedings. These are the data of the Judicial Legal Newspaper.
11:55 German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to defend Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Togo was criticized for the decision to return “Gazprom”; repaired turbine for Nord Stream. Scholz stressed that he considers criticism of Trudeau and his government completely unjustified. "The decision to send the turbine can hardly be called a favor to"Gazprom", — he said. According to him, it contributes to the strengthening of Germany and other European countries.
11:42 Ukraine exports documents from the state bodies of Dnepropetrovsk to cities bordering Romania and Poland. This was stated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR.
11:20 The Chinese Foreign Ministry warned that the United States is going beyond what is permitted. Now Beijing will deprive “separatists and their accomplices” little chance of Taiwan independence.
10:58 The special forces of the Russian Guard destroyed 13 UAV drone operators in the LPR. The operators were destroyed by artillery fire. And during the search activities in the settlements of the LPR, a large number of weapons were seized.
10:45 Lithuanian presidential adviser Kestutis Budrys said that the lack of Russian gas creates problems, but strengthens national security. According to him, blue fuel was an important component, “but the region will survive without Russian gas,” Budrys is sure.
10:22 Business Insider, citing Bank of America research, reports that the European gas crisis is getting worse. Winter fuel storage facilities are said to be empty soon. So, over the past month, “the gas situation in Europe has quickly moved from” bad “to script to “terrible”.
10:15 Dmitry Medvedev's aide commented on a strange post that was published and then deleted on the page of the deputy chairman of the Security Council on VKontakte. It said that Georgia and Kazakhstan owe their existence to the Russian Empire. It was also claimed that with the “parades of sovereignties” it's time to finish. In addition, it was stated that the Russian Federation would allegedly go on “the next campaign to restore the borders of our Motherland.”
Now it is noted that the last post in VK, allegedly published by Medvedev, was about the Navy. The post about Kazakhstan and Georgia appeared as a result of hacking the page of the ex-premier. The administration of the social network and “those who are supposed to” will deal with those who did this.
9:52 Archpriest Sergiy Ilyushchenko, Secretary of the Berdyansk diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, said that the Orthodox churches on the territory of the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine, which got out of control of Kyiv, continue to work. Among other things, they took on some of the work of receiving and distributing humanitarian aid.
9:36 The China Times reports that two Chinese aircraft carriers have been taken to sea amid a possible visit by Pelosi to Taiwan.
9:24 Former national security adviser to the former US president Donald Trump John Bolton believes that the indecision of the current leader Joe Biden in the conduct of American foreign policy does not bode well for Kyiv. It also causes concern in European countries, reports TASS.
9:18 Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he still considers the long-term support of the Nord Stream 2 project, which was never certified, by ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrong.
9: 12 Taipei Taoyuan Airport received threats about three planted explosive devices. It probably happened to disrupt Nancy Pelosi's visit. However, she must arrive at another airport in Taiwan.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to help unlock €9 billion in macro-financial assistance to Kyiv. “These are our pensions, salaries, support for IDPs,” he said. Zelensky also instructed Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal to work out the issue of handing subpoenas on the street, gas stations and roadblocks.
Meanwhile, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine accused the Office President in the theft of HIMARS. Preparation of a “large-scale counter-offensive” Ukraine in the Kherson region did not put an end to the contradictions between the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Office of President Zelensky. On the contrary, pushing the military to blunt “frontal attack” gives them an incentive to resist.
Resident Vladimir Putin, in his greeting to the participants and guests of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference, reminded that there are no winners in a nuclear war. He also stressed that he stands for equal and indivisible security for all states of the world, and Russia has always strictly adhered to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.