Al Jazeera looks at key events marking week 25 ukraine war:
The Ukrainian General Staff said its troops repelled Russian ground attacks near the cities of Slovensk, Bakhmut and Avdivka in Donetsk province.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine “will not ignore” the death of 13 civilians in the shelling on the north bank of the Dnieper, opposite the north bank. Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Civilians were killed during A series of 80 rockets The governor of Dnipropetrovsk province said Russian troops attacked 20 houses.
Ukrainian military intelligence reports that in Russian-occupied Melitopol, large companies were instructed to tell their employees that Ukraine had been divided, with the following message: “Ukraine has been divided. In the western region, the Polish zloty began Circulation, most stores have double price tags. Russia has nowhere to go. Ukraine is not what it used to be.”
Washington post Report Ukraine lost some $12.4 trillion in energy, metals and mineral wealth to Russia in the occupied Luhansk and Donetsk regions, which explains why Russian President Vladimir Putin has listed these areas as invaded priorities.
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says the country’s creditors, led by the G7, have agreed moratorium on debt repayments At least until 2024, and possibly another year. He said the moratorium on payments would save Ukraine $6 billion and help stabilize the economy and strengthen its defense.
The Ukrainian General Staff said their forces had repelled a Russian ground attack on the town of Piski near Avdivka in southern Donetsk province, causing damage. In northern and central Donetsk, Russian troops attempted ground attacks on the cities of Seversk and Bakhmut, respectively, but were forced to retreat.
The Ukrainian Southern Command said its forces destroyed Russian artillery ammunition depots in the village of Balvinok, 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of the city of Kherson, and the 126th 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of the city of Kherson. Guards Coastal Defense Brigade Command Post.
Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian National Security Council, visits the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) to discuss the reconstruction of Ukrainian nationalists and alleged crimes. He was accompanied by members of the Russian cabinet and the head of Russia’s main security agency, the FSB.
Latvia’s parliament lists Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism due to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Estonia banned Entry rights of Russian nationals Hold a visa issued by Estonia, except for diplomatic, humanitarian and transport personnel.
Ukrainian Brigadier General Oleksi Gromov said that 60 percent of Russia’s fighting force in Ukraine is made up of volunteers on short-term contracts. Russia began seeking volunteers on a contract basis long after hostilities began on February 24. Gromov said most of the original Russian fighting forces in Ukraine had been killed, wounded or evacuated.
Donor countries participating in Copenhagen, Ukraine in 2022 Pledges $1.55 billion in military aid to Kyiv. Denmark committed $112 million.
The Ukrainian General Staff reported that the Russian attack on the city of Khorlivka and the settlement of Zaitsev in Donetsk had been partially successful and had repelled a series of ground attacks close to Bakhmut. Russian troops also fought against the city of Seversk in the north of Donetsk and pushed outward from the city of Donetsk controlled by Russian-backed forces to the south of the region.
Ukrainian partisans near the occupied village of Upper Kamenska are still successfully fighting the Russians, said Luhansk Governor Serchy Heyday.
Donetsk military chief Pavlo Kirilenko said Russian troops fired 11 rockets into the city of Kramatorsk, damaging homes and forcing people to flee to safety.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said the new M270 multiple rocket system had arrived in Ukraine from the UK, without specifying the number. The firepower of each M270 system is equivalent to two HIMARS rocket launchers. The first M270 system Arrived July 15th. The MARS II system, the European variant of the M270, arrived on 1 August. In each case, Ukraine did not specify the number of systems it received.
The Ukrainian General Staff said their troops had defeated the Russian offensive in the settlements of Lozova and Sherlock in central Donetsk, causing losses. They also defeated the Russian advance at Avdivka, south of Donetsk, and a separate advance at Novosirka in Kherson province.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the occupation of Piski in Donetsk.
Ukrainian military intelligence said Russian troops shelled the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant from the direction of the village of Vodiany, partially destroying the plant’s fire station and the first pumping station of the thermal and underground communications workshop.
Vladimir Rogov, member of Russia’s military administration in the Porozhsky region Ukrainian troops under shelling The nuclear power plant and the neighbouring city of Enejodar. The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic ambassador to Russia, Rodion Miroshnik, said Ukrainian troops fired nine rounds of ammunition at the plant.
The government of Ukraine’s Kherson province says pensions will again be paid in settlements liberated from Russian occupation. Ukraine said it had liberated 53 settlements since August 2.
Andrey Yermak, adviser to the Ukrainian president, said that the Zuzana 2 self-propelled artillery had arrived in Ukraine from Slovakia.
Ukrainian commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny said on Facebook that he and U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley estimated that one-fifth of Russia’s troops deployed to Ukraine had been defeated. He also said “we desperately need artillery fire”, stressing that Ukraine has often asked for more rocket launchers.
Alexander Dalchiyev, head of the North American Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, called the legislative proposal Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism Could lead to a complete breakdown of diplomatic relations with the United States — something that didn’t happen even during the Cold War.
“If it is implemented, it will mean that Washington has crossed the point of no return, causing the worst collateral damage to bilateral diplomatic relations, or even a decline or even a disruption. The party has been warned,” Darciyev told reporters.
Darchiev also said that Russia would respond to further shipments of advanced weapons to Ukraine by expanding the war.
“Regarding the connection between the large supply of Western weapons to Kyiv and the process and timing of special operations, Sergey Lavrov made it clear. The delivery of more long-range weapons systems to Ukraine will lead to further delays in the geographic missions of special operations,” He says.
It is unclear whether Darchiev meant to spread the war beyond Ukraine.
The Ukrainian General Staff said they had defeated Russian offensives against the cities of Soledad, the villages of Kodma and Yakovlevka, and the settlements of Virhiny and Zaitsevo in central Donetsk. However, the Russian army was partially successful. Further south, near Avdivka, the Ukrainian General Staff said they had defeated Russian offensives in the cities of Piski (which Russia said a day earlier) and the city of Krasnokhorivka. In northern Donetsk, the Ukrainian General Staff said they had defeated Russian attempts at Spielny, Ivano-Darifka and Serebryanka.
Ukrainian military intelligence said Russian occupation authorities in Kherson were collecting census information by handing out questionnaires to pensioners, utility workers and anyone who questioned their authority. They also allegedly threatened to fire health workers who refused to be paid in Russian rubles.
The governor of Luhansk, Shershi Heyday, said the Russian occupying forces were pressuring people made homeless by the war to take part in a referendum on the future of the region.
The Ukrainian General Staff said its troops had defeated Russian reconnaissance forces in Flemivka, south of Donetsk. They also said Ukrainian defenders repelled attacks in Soledar and Kodma near Bakhmut in central Donetsk. Khadai said fighting was ongoing in the occupied Luhansk province, with Ukrainian partisans forcing Russian troops to retreat six times that day.
Further south, near Avdivka, Ukraine’s General Staff said its forces had defeated the Russian offensive in Piski, which Russia claims had occupied Piski two days earlier, as well as in Kharkiv. Province of Pervomayski.
Dnipropetrovsk Governor Velntyn Reznichenko said Russian troops shelled settlements far from the front lines overnight, causing damage to power lines, gas pipelines, houses, shops and a school destroyed.
Ukraine said it destroyed Russian equipment and ammunition in the village of Novi Petrivka and Kherson province in Zaporozhye province.
The Ukrainian General Staff said their forces repelled Russian ground attacks near Bakhmut and Avdivka, but fighting continued. In Kherson, Ukraine said it successfully prevented Russian flanking maneuvers by using reconnaissance forces around the village of Osokorivka.
Russia has again accused Ukraine of firing at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuri Ignat said Russia’s invasion force had about 430 aircraft at its disposal, down from 700 at the start of the invasion in February. The number of available Russian helicopters was increased from 250 to 350.
Ukraine says it has so far destroyed 233 Russian fixed-wing aircraft and 196 helicopters in the war.