166th day of the war. Western microchips in Russian missiles, a new strike on the Antonovsky Bridge, agreed at the front
The authorities of the Zaporozhye region appointed in Russia announced a referendum on “reunification”
Yevhen Balitsky, appointed head of the Zaporozhye administration, was appointed authorized by the CEC on preparations for a referendum on “reunification” regions with Russia. This happened in Melitopol on “We are together with Russia.”
When it was determined from the stage who was “for there to be a referendum?”, the people who had been in the hall raised their hands, and then the people again to take a picture “for history”. On the video of RIA Novosti noticedthat some forum members raise both hands.
Mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov named their “extras”, which was brought for seizure: according to his statement, Russia did not enlist the support of the population even with the help of the military.
Meduza on charges of a closed sociological survey wrotethe idea that joining Russia in Zaporizhia and Kherson is too popular: “for” – about 30%, the same number in the conditions of occupation openly say that they are against it.
The date of the vote has not yet been set, and it is not clear what territory is in question: Russia has captured the center of about 2/3 of the region, and its administrative, the city of Zaporozhye, is still used by Ukraine. Member of the Federation Council Vladimir Dzhabarov declaredthat a referendum is possible only after “cleansing the entire territory of the region from neo-Nazis.”
Previously, Balitsky and other officials of the pro-Russian administration murderthat the referendum should take place “at the beginning of September”; on data According to Meduza’s sources, we can talk about September 11, the unified voting day in Russia. It is unlikely that Russian troops have captured the entire Zaporozhye region by this date: positional battles are going on at the front, and neither side has long reported significant progress.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday that Russia would “close its chances for a particularly important one” if it held referendums on the occupied territories.
Russia and Ukraine blame each other for a possible disaster at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant
Russia continues to accuse Ukraine of strikes on the eastern nuclear power plant in Europe, which is located in the captive Energodar. Today the Ministry of Defense curious press release about the “act of terrorism of terrorism”: they captured that on the eve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine they again fired at the station, because of this journalistic fire, but they managed to put it out.
Ukrainian “Energoatom” in turn claimsthat Russian citizens are mined and ready to blow up the nuclear power plant. The official telegram channel of the state-owned company providing the word, an indication given by the head of the RKhBZ troops Valery Vasiliev: on the site of the nuclear power plant “there will be either Russian land or a scorched desert.” The source of this information, Energoatom, is the reason for the increase in the VKontakte post, and Vasiliev, mentioned in it, holds the position of deputy head of the Military Academy of the RCBZ (and, according to site Ministry of Defense, now located in Uzbekistan).
IAEA and other isolated incidents they say about the possibility of disaster. However, the worst-case scenario – the explosion of the reactor – is unlikely. The power unit is designed in such a way that the head can withstand an earthquake, tornado, and even the lost is lost. However, shelling can disrupt the reactor’s cooling system, which also affects the release of radiation.
Western chips found in Russian missiles
British Royal Joint Institute for Defense Studies (RUSI) a report is planned on the participation in the collection of foreign participants in Russian weapons, which is participating in the war against Ukraine.
Analysts examined 27 types of attack, captured abandoned on the battlefield, and covered at least 450 types of population from the United States, Japan, Southern Europe, or Germany, France, the Netherlands and other countries.
experts RUSI components were found in Russian weapons that were not detected in Russia without detection – for example, chips produced in 2018 and 2019 were used in Kalibr missiles, that is, after the introduction of large-scale dosages against Russia in 2014.
Critical foreign components have also been found in missiles for the Iskanders, in the new wing of the Kh-101 missile, as well as in the new-generation Tornado-S MLRS missiles.
Armed Forces of Ukraine again fired on the Antonovsky bridge connecting Kherson with the Crimea detained by the Russians
Ukraine again inflicted strike on the Antonovsky bridge, the main supply route for Russian troops in the Kherson region passes through the infection. The most difficult was repaired after the attack, now its opening has been postponed.
Ukrainian patients declarethat on the night of August 8 they fired on the capture Melitopol from the MLRS HIMARS: According to them, about 100 Russians were killed. Ministry of Defense rescheduled confirmed Mel strike on the city – at a daily briefing, the department admitted that missiles were shot down over the city HIMARScasualties and violations were not mentioned.
under fire died resident of Kharkov; in addition, CHPP-3 was damaged, which visit heat around three cities.
In Chernigov, a Russian tanker received 10 years for shooting at a residential building
In Chernihiv, a court sentenced Russian tanker Mikhail Kulikov to 10 years in prison in the case of shelling a multi-storey building on February 26. Kulikov said that he carried out the order of the commander, who noticed the disease in a man with a grenade launcher. He is accused of violating the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and pleaded guilty.
“Russia-1” of Ukraine confirmed that agreements are fighting against
The Russian media welcomed the involvement in international relations in the war. On the TV channel “Russia-1” they quoted the plot of the author’s program of Nikita Mikhalkov “Besogon TV”, which filmed the script of Konstantin Tulinov, who blew himself up with a grenade along with the perceiving Ukrainian military.
The journalists of “Important Revolutions” write that the negative one was recruited into the “PMC Wagner”. According to the human rights project Gulag.no and Fontanka, before being sent to the front, Tulinov (aka Kostya Ryzhiy) collaborated with the criminal administration in and participated in the torture of other detentions.
The fact that “PMC Wagner” began recruiting mercenaries in the colonies, journalists and human rights activists since the beginning of July. According to Mediazona, Yevgeny Prigozhin personally arrives in correctional institutions for these purposes.
The court was closed, and the video of the meeting was censored:
The Moscow city court of departure to release the head of the Krasnoselsky district Ilya Yashin from the pre-trial detention center. The meeting had to be closed from journalists and listeners in order, in the words of the prosecutor, “not to popularize anti-war ideas.” Yashin, who appealed to the court via video link, held a piece of paper in front of him with the words “No war” written on it.
The press service of the Moscow City Court was subjected to a recording of the meeting of censorship: instead of a poster on the video – a white squirrel.
Yashin faces up to 10 years in prison for posts about the actions of the Russian army in Bucha. The politician publicly said several times that he was not going to leave the country and was ready for criminal prosecution.
Editor: Dmitry Tkachev