Kyiv continued its counter-offensive near the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine and hit the Antonovsky Bridge, a strategic axis occupied by Russian forces, threatening to cut off their supply lines. For their part, the occupying troops announced that they arrested 21 “accomplices” of the Ukrainian army, in the regions of Kherson and Zaporijjia.
12:43 sh: More than 100,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Britain
More than 100,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Britain under two aid programs for people who fled the country after the Russian invasion on February 24, the British government said.
According to United Nations data, almost 6.2 million Ukrainian refugees were registered in Europe on July 26, more than half of them applied for temporary residence programs. Poland alone has taken in more than 1.2 million Ukrainians.
11:56 am .: a military base near kyiv was hit by Russian missiles, informed the Ukrainian general staff
Russian cruise missiles targeted a military base near Kyiv, partially destroying it, the Ukrainian general staff announced on Thursday.
“Around 5 a.m. the enemy launched an attack by firing six Kalibr cruise missiles at a military unit in Lyutij, Kyiv region,” senior state official Oleksy Gromov said in reporters. -major.
According to him, one building of the base was destroyed and two others were destroyed, while one of the six missiles was shot down by the Ukrainian air defense. It was expelled from Crimea, a peninsula annexed in 2014 by Moscow, according to the same source.
Several other rocket launcher bombardments targeting the Cherniguiv region in northern Ukraine were fired from neighboring Belarus, an ally of Moscow, Mr Gromov added, citing the “disappearance” of the Ukrainian military.
10:13 am: Russian occupation forces arrest 21 “accomplices” of the Ukrainian army
Russian occupation forces announced the arrest of “accomplices” of the Ukrainian army in the occupied regions of Kherson and Zaporizhia, in southern Ukraine, during a Ukrainian counter-offensive in this zone .
The Russian National Guard arrested “in Kherson and Zaporizhia region 21 accomplices of the Ukrainian armed forces”, the occupation administration of Kherson said in a statement on Telegram.
Thirteen grenade launchers, more than 31,000 cartridges of different calibers, 53 grenades and more than 24 kilos of explosives were seized from these people, according to the same source.
In addition, seven mines and artillery shells were defused, the statement added, without further details.
7:32 am: Ukraine’s counter-offensive is gaining momentum in the city of Kherson
Ukraine’s counter-offensive is intensifying in the southern Russian-controlled city of Kherson, the British Ministry of Defense said.
“Ukrainian forces are likely to build a bridge south of the Inhoulets River, which forms the northern border of the Russian-occupied city of Kherson,” he said in a regular intelligence bulletin on Twitter. .
The 49e The Russian army, located on the west bank of the Dnipro, now looks very weak, according to the British military, adding that Kherson is almost cut off from other Russian-occupied territories.
4:25 am: Antony Blinken talks about failure in Moscow
As the war dragged on for more than six months, Antony Blinken painted a negative picture for Moscow. “President Putin is determined to conquer a country. He has failed in his goal. Ukraine is not and cannot be conquered. It will retain its sovereignty and independence”, requested the head of American diplomacy in a Tweet .
Before that, the head of American diplomacy announced that he will soon talk with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, a first since February 24. This telephone interview “is not a negotiation about Ukraine”, but should be primarily dedicated to Americans detained in Russia, including basketball player Brittney Griner and ex-soldier Paul Whelan.
1:49 am: Coordination Center for Ukrainian grain transport control was inaugurated in Istanbul
The Joint Coordination Center (JCC), which is responsible for the control of Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea, operates in Istanbul, in accordance with the agreements signed on July 22.
The center, located in a military academy, is run by an equal number of “representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the UN, as well as Turkey, both military and civilian”, i.e. about twenty in total, Turkish said. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar during a short ceremony.
1:48 am: Ukraine attacks a strategic bridge to block Russian forces
Fighting continues to rage on land in Ukraine despite efforts to revive port activity. kyiv hit the Antonovsky Bridge, near Kherson, a strategic axis on the Dnipro River, to cut supply lines for Russian troops.
Ukraine’s defense ministry said on Twitter that the strikes on the Dnipro bridges created an “impossible problem” for Russia: “withdraw or destroy the Ukrainian military”.
Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the regional administration installed by the Russians in Kherson, confirmed that the bridge was hit during the night and that traffic was disrupted.
theWith AFP and Reuters