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Russo-Ukraine War - 02 August 2022 - Day 160

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On 24 February 2022, Ukraine was suddenly and deliberately attacked by land, naval and air forces of Russia, igniting the largest European war since the Great Patriotic War. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation" (SVO - spetsialnaya voennaya operatsiya) in Ukraine in response to the appeal of the leaders of the "Donbass republics" for help. That attack is a blatant violation of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Putin stressed that Moscow's goal is the demilitarization and denazification of the country. The military buildup in preceeding months makes it obvious that the unprovoked and dastardly Russian attack was deliberately planned long in advance. During the intervening time, the Russian government had deliberately sought to deceive the world by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

"To initiate a war of aggression... is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." [Judgment of the International Military Tribunal]

The UK Ministry of Defence reported that the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship RAZONI left the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa on 1 August, headed to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon loaded with 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain. This marks the first grain shipment from a Ukrainian port since the invasion began, enabled by an agreement on a grain export transit corridor between Ukraine, Turkey, the UN, and Russia on 22 July.

The reported strike on Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol on Navy Day is the latest setback for the Black Sea Fleet in the five-month-old war against Ukraine, which included the loss of its flagship, the cruiser MOSKVA, in April 2022.

Following the reports of cancelled parades, it is unlikely that the Black Sea Fleet can manage high profile public events alongside its wartime activities.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that, in the Volyn and Polissya directions, the composition, condition and position of the units of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus in the Brest and Gomel regions remain without significant changes. According to available information, the Republic of Belarus continues to supply certain types of ammunition for the needs of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. The threat of missile strikes from the territory of the Republic of Belarus remains.

In the Siversky direction, Russian forces do not stop shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops from the territory of the russian federation and conducting aerial reconnaissance in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.

In the Slobozhansky direction, Russian forces continue to conduct hostilities with the aim of holding the occupied lines and preventing the Defense Forces from creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive. They have taken measures to replenish losses of personnel, as well as weapons and military equipment.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russian forces shelled the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv, Dementiivka, Protopopivka, Husarivka, Chepil, Pytomnyk, Cherkaski Tyshki, Petrivka, Rtyshchivka, Staryy Saltiv, Skrypali, Sosnivka, Tsirkuny and Svitlichne from tanks, barrel and rocket artillery. They also conducted an airstrike near Verkhniy Saltiv.

Russian troops retreated after failing to improve their tactical position in the direction of Ternov - Bayrak.

In the Slavyansk direction, Russian forces fired barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Kurulka, Hrushuvakha, Dibrivne, Adamivka, Dolyna, Krasnopillya, Mazanivka, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Vasylivka Persha and Khrestyshche settlements, and conducted an airstrike near Dibrivne. Russian reconnaissance groups were active near Dovhenke and Dolyna, but withdrew.

In the Donetsk direction, Russian forces are concentrating their efforts on conducting an offensive in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. By systematic use of means of fire damage, they are trying to restrain the actions of Ukrainian troops and prevent them from moving in threatening directions.

In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Siversk, Serebryanka, Verkhnokamyansk, Zvanivka, and Donetsk. Russian forces launched an airstrike near Serebryanka, conducted UAV aerial reconnaissance near Kryva Luka. They tried to advance in the direction of Novoluhanske - Ivano-Daryivka, but were rebuffed by Ukrainian soldiers before leaving.

In the Bakhmut direction, artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Zaytsevo, Pokrovsky, Vesele, Kurdyumivka and Zalizne. Russian forces increased the intensity of aviation in the indicated direction and carried out airstrikes near Yakovlivka, Pokrovske, Soledar, Bakhmut and Kodema.

All Russian attempts to advance in the directions of Roty - Vershyna, Volodymyrivka - Yakovlivka, Klynove - Zaitseve and Pokrovske - Bakhmut were successfully repulsed, suffering losses in the process.

Some Russian units met with partial success in the direction of Vidrodzhenya - Kodema.

In the Avdiyivka direction, Russian forces shelled the areas of Avdiyivka, Netaylove and New York settlements. They also carried out airstrikes near Avdiyivka and Novobakhmutivka.

Russian forces carried out assaults in the direction of Mineralne - Avdiyivka, but did not succeed and had to retreated. They did meet with partial success in the Donetsk-Pisky direction.

On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling was recorded near Novomykhailivka, Pavlivka, Zaliznychne, Kamianske, Poltavka, Chervone, Novoandriivka, and Maryinka. Russian forces also launched an airstrike near Maryinka, and conducted aerial reconnaissance of the UAV in the area of ​​Olhivske.

In the South Buh direction, Russian forces are concentrating its efforts on holding the occupied lines and preventing the offensive of units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces. Trying to regain lost position.

The areas of Mykolaiv, Trudolyubivka, Osokorivka, Ivanivka, Olenivka, Zorya, Blagodatne, Pryshyb, Tokareve, Novovorontsovka, Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Vesely Kut, and Yavkine were shelled from tanks, barrel artillery, and multiple rocket systems. An airstrike was conducted near Zorya. Russian forces conducted aerial reconnaissance to clarify the results of fire damage and identify the position Ukrainian our troops.

Two sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.

Russian forces continue to suffer losses in manpower and equipment. Among the russian occupiers, there is an increase in alcohol abuse, as a result - disobedience to officers and inter-ethnic conflicts.

The Russian Ministry of Defense in a daily briefing reported that as a result of the strike of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the positions of the 54th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Maryinka region (Donetsk People's Republic, DPR), more than 50 nationalists of the 2nd battalion of this formation were killed. Also, high-precision weapons of the Aerospace Forces struck at the temporary deployment point of the "Foreign Legion" in the Nikolaev region, up to 250 mercenaries and more than 20 pieces of military equipment were destroyed. In the settlements of Merefa and Chuguev (Kharkiv region), up to 500 nationalists of the 92nd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were eliminated by high-precision airborne strikes.

More than 130 nationalists were liquidated during the defeat of the combat positions of the 16th battalion of the 58th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Bakhmut area. The remaining servicemen of the battalion, numbering up to 70 people, left for Konotop (Sumy region), where they were disarmed and recognized as deserters. Having suffered significant losses in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Peski, the 21st battalion of the 56th motorized infantry brigade, retreating to the Vodiane area, was subjected to shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and was almost completely liquidated.

Aviation, missile forces and artillery hit 5 command posts in a day, including the 36th Marine Brigade in the Nikolaev area, the 92nd mechanized brigade in the Tsirkunov area (Kharkiv region), manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 142 districts. 7 ammunition depots were destroyed in the areas of Bakhmut, Konstantinovka, Ocheretino (DPR), Trudovoe (Zaporozhye region) and Nikolaev.

As part of the counter-battery fight, 2 artillery batteries of Giacint howitzers were hit in the areas of Dzerzhinsk and Novgorod (DPR). 4 platoons of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) "Grad" and 9 artillery platoons at firing positions in the areas of Seversk, Kirovo, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Pesok, Orlovka, Shakhtersky, Velyka Novoselka (DPR), Dobropolye (Zaporozhye region), Shiroky, Bereznegovatogo (Nikolaev region), Russian Lozova and Nortsovka (Kharkiv region).

During the day, 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were shot down by means of air defense (air defense) in the areas of the settlements of Moskalevka, Petropavlovka, Kopanki, Volkhov Yar (Kharkiv region) and Sergeevka (Kherson region). Intercepted 2 shells of the MLRS "Hurricane" in the Kherson region.


The people's militia of the DPR in the evening report reported that since the beginning of the day, Ukrainian armed formations have fired more than 300 shells from the Uragan MLRS, barreled artillery with a caliber of 155, 152 and 122-mm, 120-mm mortars across the territory of the republic.

The fire was fired at the districts of 10 settlements. As a result of the attacks, a civilian was killed and 17 others were injured, including a child. 22 residential buildings and 10 civil infrastructure facilities were damaged.

Having entrenched themselves in Peski, the allied units are developing an offensive in Avdiivka and Maryinka. Progress in these areas was reported by the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin . He noted that the forces of the republic had not been so close to Avdiivka for 8 years. According to Pushilin, the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was broken through the highway in the direction of Konstantinovka.

The head of the Ministry of Reintegration of Ukraine, Irina Vereshchuk, announced the start of the mandatory evacuation of the population from the liberated territories of Donbass, the first train with people arrived in Kropyvnytskyi. According to Rodion Miroshnik , Ambassador of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) to the Russian Federation , Kiev may begin to forcibly remove people from the DPR in order to delegitimize the upcoming referendum on joining Russia. At the same time, the Ukrainian authorities do not care about the fate of the citizens themselves, the ambassador is sure.

In the DPR, the trial of the members of the group of Ukrainian militants "SS Bears" began. The first meeting on this case has already taken place, a representative of the Supreme Court of the republic told RIA Novosti .

The Russian Guard reported that 13 Ukrainian UAV operators were liquidated on the territory of the LPR.

Harvesting continues on the territory of the People's Republic. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the LPR, farmers harvested winter crops by 67%.

The government of the LNR announced changes to the rules for making cross-border transfers, removing a number of restrictions for individuals. In addition, at the regular meeting, the procedure for providing one-time financial assistance in connection with the loss of essential property was approved. A one-time payment is provided in the amount of 100 thousand rubles per household.

Employees of the Russian Railways (RZD) company handed over humanitarian aid in the form of building materials to the railway workers of the Republic. The head of the LPR , Leonid Pasechnik , called the delivery of cargo from Russian Railways another example of Russian support for the inhabitants of the republic.

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