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If you want independent news
reports --- from the frontline

- watch eva bartlett - below
links to a new video by her:

eva bartlett report re ukraine killing civilians destroying infrastructure

Image: All-Russia is moving to liberation

 (only on youtube)

'come and see'

- a partisan film

 

Watch this film --- and you

will - finally - understand.

 

https://www.youtube.com/

watch?v=NJYOg4ORc1w

 

Some in the West are fond

of a loose use of words...

 

''stunning'', for example, to describe

a work of art... but believe me

when I say - this film about a

lad of 14 - made me laugh

and cry and - by the end 

- I was left stunned.

A recent attempt on youtube by an obvious
anti-Russian, to pour scorn on this film's
historical accuracy, tries to point out
that the nazi troops state they are
members of a unit that was not
there.. but can't bring himself
to see that they might have
been lying!


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

WHY THE WAR BETWEEN

RUSSIA AND UKRAINE 

BEGAN.

 



+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox 

Spiritual Care Centre


 


THE TRAGEDY IN UKRAINE


 


"Veterans and children of the Great Patriotic War:
to the Government 
and people of Germany".




 


By events in Ukraine


 


Today, when the German government decided


to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons, the


world has changed — the silhouettes of a 


new world war are more than clearly 


outlined! And again - Germany! 


 


But there are honest people in Germany, anti-


fascists, and we hope that this Message will 


fall into their hands. People born between 


1927 and 1945 have the status of "war 


children" in Russia.


 


All those who survived that war can subscribe to this letter.
We think that actual signatures are not necessary, we
suggest that veterans
 
(or "war children") read them
this letter, 
independently or with someone's help, 


and send us (at the coordinates indicated
below) something like 
the following: 


 


Moscow, Ivanov Ivan Ivanovich, 90 years old, disabled
war veteran (or otherwise), Hero of 
the Soviet Union
(or Holder of the Order of 
Glory... or otherwise),
was repatriated to
 Germany during the war
(or otherwise). 



Or just the city, full name, and age. The 


main thing, is that they should be real 


people who are familiar with the text.


 


 


MESSAGE TEXT


 


We, the last veterans and all the peoples of 


Russia who survived that great and terrible


war, are now on the verge of death! Our 


time is already running out. For a huge 


part of our lives, we hoped we would 


come to the end of it, in peace - 


without all-destroying hatred! 


 


For the painfully long decades after the Second World War,
we overcame our righteous anger! I 
long for retribution for
the innumerable wounds, spiritual and physical, that we
still carry in our bodies and our hearts! And most of us
have forgiven! And not in a small way due to the fact
that Germany for many years has demonstrated its
repentance its understanding of what it has done!
And we have overcome, not only ourselves, but
also the voice of the blood of 
our barbarically
exterminated relatives! 
By whom?
Germans ...fascists! 


 


We have forgiven... following the laws of human


coexistence! So it was... until 2014. And then,


in 2014, when everything began in Ukraine... 


we looked with hope at Germany and at the


then Chancellor Angela Merkel. We couldn't
imagine that after all that the Germans did 


in Ukraine, after Babi Yar, after mountains 


of mutilated corpses, they would still look 


with lust at the Ukrainian fields that can 


feed Europe today! Or they, the Germans, 


who have covered the Crimea they once 


promised with blood, will still somehow
be interested in turning the Crimea 
into
an American and in general a NATO 
base, ideal for aggression against
Russia! 
Which would be clearly


aimed at a future war. 


 


After all, only fools do not understand the meaning and
goals of the entire coup in 
Ukraine... in the conditions
of which 
Russia behaved in the only possible way! But
the Germans are not fools! 
We the Russians, know for
certain 
your psychology, as "brothers in blood" - our
blood, which you 
"prudently" shed in rivers! 


 


We remember your "systematic methods of


population reduction"! Our population! Until


now, in different parts of our once united


Homeland, where the boot of German 


fascism was trodden, we find hidden 


mass graves of our civilians: in the 


Novgorod region, in the Kuban, in 


the Rostov region, in Karelia. In 


Belarus, in 2021... hundreds of 


civilian remains... were found 


in Brest    ...on the site of the 


Jewish ghetto the Trostenets 


concentration camp....  near 


Minsk terrible in its tragedy


revealed the secret of the 


remains... of thousands of 


tortured and killed people! 


 


We are talking about tens of thousands of newly
discovered victims of Nazism! This blood - still
cries out for revenge - and for decades the
memory of the barbarously destroyed 


Russian people, and monuments to 
Russian soldiers, liberators, have 
been desecrated with impunity! 


 


And the new Nazis are marching in the Baltic


States and Ukraine, in front of the entire


"civilized" world!  But in 2014, we were 


sincerely convinced -- that in this new 


Nazi demarche it's the Germans who 


will be our associates in preventing 


this meanness! 


 


We hoped that, guided by an elementary


conscience, the Germans would not 


participate..  in an obviously fascist 


anti-state coup in Ukraine! After all 


...the subsequent catastrophe of 


modern Ukraine was committed 


by direct descendants of those 


who were special bastards in 


the German army! Clearly, 


openly! 


 


Americans and Canadians have only hidden and preserved
this diabolical heritage, feeding this 
generation, but the
product of this evil... is Germany! Hitler's Germany! And
it was impossible for us to believe that it was 
Germany
that would again give a 
"road map" to these inhumans!
But 
we were wrong! Germany has once again allowed
these fascist geeks 
to enter the world! 


 


The support of modern Germany - in the face of


the new government of Ukraine-Bandera, the


heirs of the SS division " Galicia ", the thugs 


of the UPA OUN and all other abominations;


is simply unthinkable for us! This is beyond 


all that is human!  But you, Germany, have
already done it and continue to do it! You 


have, once again, set your sights on the 


Slavic world and these geeks are blood 


from the blood of German Nazism! And 


again to Russia! 


 


Only, even more despicable: inciting our closest
Ukrainian brothers against us! And you know it!
 
You know this as well as we do! You killed one
nation in that Great War! Yes, we are
one people! 


 


The truth is written and often spoken about 


by your own Steinmeier, who at the same 


time viciously took a direct part in the 


Kiev coup of 2014 — fascist in fact! 


 


This American may not be clear about some-


thing, but it's more than that, for you!  And 


after all, it was your vykormysh..  that got 


ready..  for their torchlight processions in 


Kiev! The living shadow of Nazi Germany 


is behind all this. It was only temporarily


covered up by sly diplomacy — "helmets 


instead of guns"! But that's it, "masks 


are reset"! Your supply of German 


weapons to Ukraine today, is 


natural, it is in the logic of 


your policy of recent 


decades. 


 


Today it is clearly pro-fascist! You have taken 


this step: German weapons will kill Russians 


again! Keep killing. During the years of the 


conflict in the Donbas, your professional 


killers have already killed Russians, at 


least by teaching them...  "how to kill 


correctly"! Only now -- it's even more 


despicable — you're teaching this to


- your blood brothers!  Donbass is on 


your conscience! Thousands of lives 


of its peaceful citizens --- again your 


handiwork! We do not care about the


role of Americans, in everything that


happens: there, is money-God!  We, 


veterans of that war, its children, 


are concerned about the role of 


the Germans! Because it is you 


who know -- exactly -- who the 


Ukrainian "national battalions" 


consist of --- and could have 


prevented and stopped, this 


new fascism !  But they did


not do it! And just by doing 


this — you are once again, 


responsible to history! 


 


And you are definitely participating -- in the 


preparation of Ukraine for war with Russia! 


You can't help but understand the purpose 


of everything that happened --- from the


unconstitutional coup in Kiev ....to the 


bloodshed in the Donbass!  But, in fact


this is preparation for the Third World 


War! And again, you are Germans... 


Germany!  We hear from the high 


German rostrum in Berlin today: 


"Russia will pay a high price"!!! 


This is the German Chancellor's 


speech! Unthinkable! We have 


already paid the price — 27 


million of our lives! Isn't that 


enough for you?! What price 


are you still talking about? 


 


There is no home --- in Russia, Ukraine and


Belarus - where "this price" isn't paid! And


there is no home in Germany, that did 


not participate in that terrible, bloody 


barbarism!  It's scary!  It's wild! And 


today, there are, already, more than 


13 thousand dead Russian people 


in the Donbass at the hands of 


the new Nazis! 


 


The German Chancellor's public mockery of the


Russian genocide in the Donbas is a crime in


itself! How much can the lessons of history 


be misunderstood and discredited!  The 


scariest story in the world! Do you want 


to be even scarier?! After all, this new 


"Dranch nach Oschtern" ..may lead to 


the fact that the 2nd Nuremberg trial 


over you will no longer be - there will 


simply be no humanity! You won't be 


here! But a special Ecumenical trial 


of you Germans is inevitable! Over 


all aggressors — but over you 


ESPECIALLY!


 


World justice will be served! And we, the last


veterans of that terrible war, are leaving this


world as witnesses!  Witnesses for the 


PROSECUTION! And today the victory 


will be ours, but those who died 


yesterday, or those of us who 


will die today, already bear 


witness to the role of the 


German people, in the 


history of the human 


world — a bloody 


history! 


 


German weapons are back in the 


hands of Nazi thugs! Please stop!


 


 


Email addresses for information:


veterans1945@yandex.ru


 


https://t.me/Veteran_v_stroy_chat


 


- Russian Union of Veterans: organizing


 questions and collecting signatures of


 veterans and children of the Second 


World War


 


 


****************************


 


veteran1944@yandex.ru -questions about 


this publication to its author: Monk John
(Adlivankin), Deputy Head of the Russian
Orthodox Church. head and ved. 


specialist of the St. Peter's 


Orthodox Counseling Centre. 


St. John of Kronstadt.


 


 


__________________________________



If you want the truth about
the massacre of civilans
in Bucha - paste the
web address below
into your browser

https://www.bitchute.com/video/6ZHPL2pTuadJ/







The video above is of a pro-Russia cavalcade
in Germany
 and it surely brought heart-
bursting tears!

More than 5,000 cars in just one campaign
in support of Russia --- in Germany !!!!!!!!!



NATO has a Scandinavian
'leftist' as its head - WHY?

THIS VIDEO EXPLAINS A LOT ABOUT TODAY'S NORWAY








REQUIEM

Efran and Poet's tribute to
 all those killed by wars

________________________________



THE LATEST
NEWS





  
 

Latest on the Special 

Operation in Ukraine

August 19th (Gazeta.ru)

 

11:54pm

 

Kissinger warns against prolonging

 the conflict in Ukraine. 

 

11:46pm

 

Portuguese Foreign Ministry opposes

 EU travel ban for Russians. 

 

 11:25pm

 

S&P upgraded Ukraine's credit 

rating from ' SD ' to 'CCC+'

 

9:54pm

 

The operator of the Ukrainian gas transport 

system announced the possibility of 

compensating for supplies via 

Nord Stream in other ways.

 

9:50pm

 

The total amount of US military assistance to 

Ukraine under the Biden administration 

exceeded $10 billion, Secretary of 

State Anthony Blinken said.

 

9:47pm

 

Germany has handed over three more Gepard anti-

aircraft self-propelled guns plus 11 M113 tracked 

armoured personnel carriers and a thousand 

dry rations to Ukraine, the German 

government's website reports.

 

In general, Ukraine has already received 15 Gepards, 

44 M113 armoured personnel carriers and more 

than 400 thousand dry rations from Germany.

 

9:43pm

 

The Minister of Education of the Russian Federation

 Sergey Kravtsov said.. that more than 14 thousand

 volunteers are involved in supporting the families 

of teachers arriving in Russia from the DPR 

and LPR.

 

9:26pm

 

Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin did not 

rule out that builders from the DPRK will be

 involved in the restoration of 

the Donbass.

 

"I want to say that North Korean workers are very

 productive, they work in our country, we know 

them. They know how to work," 

Khusnullin stressed.

 

9:10pm

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 

said that Canada will not be able to 

help Europe with gas supplies in

 the near future.

 

8:46pm

 

British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, said that 

"Russia has no moral right to attend the 

G20 summit" in Indonesia, while the 

military operation in Ukraine 

continues. (Lol)

 

8:27pm

 

Air defense systems repelled a missile attack on

the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station,

in the Kherson region, head of Kakhovsky 

district administration, Vladimir 

Leontyev, said.

 

8:06pm

 

The Russian economy is coping with sanctions 

better than expected in the West, writes the 

Financial Times.

 

The publication suggested that in the long term, the

 Russian economy may face serious difficulties due 

to the lack of access to Western technologies that 

China or other partners of Moscow, will not be 

able to offer. (Lol)

 

7:47pm

 

"I am currently working in the Government. As well 

as many of the townspeople, I heard clapping in 

the centre. Similar sounds were heard earlier in 

the area of Strelka. In the bay...  practiced air 

defense. The story is the same as yesterday. 

According to preliminary UAV data. The 

targets have been hit. We remain calm. 

The military is doing a great job. We 

will support them," said the 

governor of Sevastopol.

 

7:40pm

 

Statement of the Interdepartmental Coordination

 Headquarters of the Russian Federation for

 Humanitarian Response:

 

In Artemivsk, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are

 stationed in the dormitory of the agricultural school, 

roadblocks and firing points are deployed in the

 immediate vicinity;

 

In Slavyansk, Ukrainian military personnel are stationed

 at the Lokomotiv sports complex, and artillery and 

MLRS are located on the adjacent territory;

 

In Prelestne on the territory of the museum complex,

 the Ukrainian military equipped a stronghold and an

 ammunition depot;

 

In Novoukrainka, on the territory of private houses, 

the Ukrainian military has placed strong points 

and artillery positions, from which they are 

firing at the positions of the Russian 

Armed Forces;

 

14,275 people evacuated to Russia

 from Ukraine and Donbas;

 

6:35pm

 

The Council of Ministers was formed in the 

Kharkiv region, headed by ex-Mayor of 

Krasnodar Alekseyenko, the regional

 administration reported.

 

6:22pm

 

To feel confident, Russia needs a strong rear 

in the form of a reliable and developing 

democratic political system, 

Vladimir Putin said.

 

6:16pm

 

The transition of the LPR and DPR to the same

 educational programs with Russia, will take

 five years, said the Minister of Education 

of the Russian Federation,

 Sergey Kravtsov.

 

 

6:05pm

 

Denis Pushilin said that Russia, Belarus and Syria are

ready to send observers to the tribunal of foreigners 

accused of mercenary activities.

 

The DPR and North Korea discussed Pyongyang's

 participation in the trial of the Ukrainian military.

 

5:57pm

 

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine announced

 the seizure of assets of the company, which, 

according to the supervisory authority, 

is connected with Gazprom.

 

4:40pm

 

Senator Eduard Isakov said that he stopped

 communicating with his daughter because

 of her "anti-Russian position" about the

 military operation in Ukraine.

 

4:30pm

 

The Ukrainian authorities said that 10 

more grain ships are preparing to 

leave the country's ports.

 

"There are also more than 40 applications for 

calling at Ukrainian ports," said the Minister 

of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Alexander 

Kubrakov.

 

4:25pm

 

Employees of the Zaporizhia NPP recorded

 a video with a request to stop the shelling.

 

12:40pm

 

Consolidated units of the Armed Forces of the 

Russian Federation and the People's Militia 

of the Republics of Donbass left the 

industrial zone of Soledar and 

entered the city, under the 

control of several streets.

 

 

11:48am

 

Turkey will continue to make efforts to resolve 

the Ukrainian crisis through diplomacy and 

negotiations - Erdogan.

 

11:22am

 

Russian Foreign Ministry: we do not accept Kiev's

 thesis --- about "self-defense", Ukraine is already 

openly talking about an attack deep in Russian 

territory, this is an escalation at the instigation

 of the United States.

 

9:30am

 

Head of the Naval Academy Viktor Sokolov announced 

that he has been appointed acting Commander of the 

Black Sea Fleet.

 

9:13am

 

Russia is fighting the puppet regime in Kiev, 

and the Ukrainian people will be the main

 beneficiary of its defeat — Patrushev.

 

9am

 

The fire at an ammunition depot in the Belgorod

region is localized, there are no serious 

damage to households, the head of 

the Valuysky gorokrug, Alexey 

Dybov, told RIA Novosti.

 

8:36am

 

The West does not stop preparing for an open armed

 conflict with Russia — Secretary of the Russian

 Security Council, Patrushev.

 

8:24am

 

Germany would be wise to negotiate with Russia on

 gas, so as not to suffer from their own sanctions, 

wrote on Twitter the head of the Bundestag 

Committee on Energy, Klaus Ernst.

 

8:12am

 

Rescuers remove abandoned and damaged vehicles

 from the streets of Lisichansk. The Armed Forces 

of Ukraine often put up barrages of cars taken 

from local residents.

 

7:58am

 

The FSB detained a Russian agent of the SBU in

 Krasnodar, for espionage. For a fee, he illegally

 received and transmitted abroad information

 that could be used against the security of 

the Russian Federation.

 

7:18am

 

It will be difficult for Western companies that have

 announced their withdrawal from Russia to return, 

because according to the laws of the market, 

their niches are occupied by competitors, 

Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry 

and Trade, Viktor Yevtukhov, told

 RIA Novosti.

 

7:08am

 

The heating season in Ukraine may be disrupted due to 

the projected lack of electricity caused by the shelling 

of the Zaporozhye NPP and subsequent power 

outages from the station to the territories 

controlled by Kiev, Vladimir Rogov, a 

member of the main council of the 

Zaporozhye administration, 

told TASS.

 

6:57am

 

The US, making sweeping statements on the situation 

around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, does not 

disdain outright lies in unrestrained attempts to

 denigrate Russia, the Russian Embassy in

 Washington said, in a statement.

 

 

____________________________________




A unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

surrendered in the DPR --- after

correspondence in Telegram

August 19th, 11:31pm 
(Lenta.ru)


One of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU)

 laid down its weapons in the DPR. This is reported by

 the press service of the People's Militia (NM) of the 

republic in its Telegram channel.

 

According to the military, in the village of Zaitsevo, an

 artillery strike was made on the fortifications of the

Armed Forces of Ukraine, after which an offer to

 surrender was sent to the servicemen via 

Telegram. 

 

After the correspondence in the messenger, the fighters

 of the unit surrendered, and its positions came under 

the control of the DPR People's Militia.





_______________________________________________



Biden ordered --- to allocate 

new military aid to Ukraine

August 19th, 8:07pm 

(Lenta.ru)

 

President of the United States, Joe Biden, officially 

ordered the allocation of a new package of 

military assistance to Ukraine. This is

 reported by RIA Novosti.

 

In a memorandum sent from the White House to the 

Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, Biden said to 

have delivered $775 million.

 

Earlier it became known that Washington will transfer a
set of ammunition for the HIMARS MLRS, 15 unmanned

aerial vehicles, Harm anti-radar missiles, TOW anti-

tank missiles, as well as about a thousand
Javelin 
ATGMs.

 

Later, a high-ranking representative of the Pentagon,
said that the US wanted to supply Ukraine 
with new
types of weapons, and thereby, change the 
state of
affairs "on the battlefield." 

 

According to her, the United States needs to... "ensure

 the success of the Ukrainian army" on the battlefield 

in the southern and eastern regions of the country.

 

 

__________________________________________

 

 

 

The DPR recorded a shortage 

of ammunition in the 

Ukrainian army

August 19th, 7:46pm

(Lenta.ru)

 

The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that the

 Ukrainian army is experiencing a "hunger"

 in ammunition.

 

Head of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) 

Denis Pushilin said that the Ukrainian army 

is experiencing "a certain hunger" in shells 

in certain areas of the front. His words
are 
quoted by RIA Novosti.

 

He said.. that the lack of ammunition was recorded by

intelligence. "These are the data that our intelligence 

gives us, and in fact what we feel in certain areas of

 the front, where our units no longer face such 

serious resistance," Pushilin explained. 

 

The head of the republic also noted that the Ukrainian

artillery has changed its strategy and is already

working more precisely, and not "in areas",

as before.

 

Earlier, Pushilin announced a possible death penalty for

 five foreign mercenaries who fought on the side of the

 Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), emphasizing that
the
 decision will be made by the court.

 

Five foreign mercenaries were charged on August 15th, 

in the DPR court. Four of them are charged with being
mercenaries, and one is charged with recruiting
mercenaries. None of the defendants 

agreed with the charges.

 

 

_____________________________________________




Russia, Belarus, Syria to send 

observers to tribunal against 

mercenaries — DPR leader

August 19th, 6:59pm (TASS)

 

 Russia, Belarus and Syria --- are ready to send
their
 observers to a tribunal against foreign 

mercenaries that the Donetsk People’s 

Republic (DPR) plans to hold, DPR

 leader, Denis Pushilin, told the 

Rossiya-1 TV channel 

on Friday.

 

"We sent requests to a number of countries. 

Russia, Belarus and Syria have confirmed 

their plans to send observers," he noted.

 

Pushilin said earlier that Ukrainian nationalists would

 have to face a tribunal. According to him, one of the

 trials will take place... in the city of Mariupol. The 

DPR Foreign Ministry, in turn, said that work on

 the necessary documents --- was underway. 

 

Militants from nationalist units such as the Azov

 (outlawed in Russia) and Aidar battalions, as 

well as Ukrainian service members, are 

expected to be brought before

 the tribunal.

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

Over 3.5 million refugees arrive 

in Russia from Ukraine, Donbass

 since February

August 19th, 6:14pm (TASS)

 

More than 3.5 million refugees have arrived in Russia 

from Ukraine and Donbass, since February, law 

enforcement agencies told TASS on Friday.

 

"According to updates, 3.5 million refugees, including

 almost 500,000 children, have arrived in Russia 

since February," the spokesperson said.

 

Citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s

 Republics make up 50% of the internally 

displaced persons, over a million are 

Russian citizens... and the rest are 

from other countries. Russia has 

already paid 6.5 billion rubles to

 them in one-time aid payments.

 

 

______________________________________

 


 

Security to be tightened --- at 

Zaporozhye energy facilities

 — authorities

August 19th, 6:13pm (TASS)

 

 Security will be tightened at the Zaporozhye Region’s

 energy facilities after the Ukrainian special services 

blew up a high-voltage power line pylon in Melitopol 

on August the 17th, a member of the Zaporozhye 

Region military-civilian administration’s 

council, Vladimir Rogov, told TASS 

on Friday.

 

"Yes, of course, [security will be tightened], to the

 extent that human and other resources permit," 

said Rogov, the chairman of the movement
We are
 with Russia.

 

At the same time, Rogov noted that enhanced security

 measures were already effective at the region’s 

energy facilities, but the law enforcement and 

security personnel available, was still not 

enough to guarantee the security of 

energy facilities 100%.

 

On Friday, Rogov said that on August 17th, Ukraine’s 

special services blew up a high-voltage power line

 pylon in Melitopol. Another sabotage attempt was

 upset. The explosion’s aim was to disrupt the 

operation of the unified energy system of
the
 Zaporozhye Region.

 

Earlier, Rogov said that in July 2022, up to 12 terrorist

attacks were prevented in the Zaporozhye Region. 

The region’s authorities stress that Kiev is trying 

to interfere with the efforts to restore life
to normal. 

 

Recent months saw assassination attempts against 

officials and explosions near the head office of the

 Zaporozhye Region’s police force and at a power 

plant in Berdyansk.

 

 

_________________________________________

 

 

 

UN chief Guterres speaks for 

demilitarization of Zaporozhye

 nuclear power plant in Ukraine

 August 19th, 4:48pm (TASS) 

 

The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP) in 

Ukraine, needs to be demilitarized, UN 

Secretary General Antonio Guterres 

said on Friday.

 

"First of all, what is true is that if it is demilitarized as

 we propose, the plant, the problem will be solved," 

the UN chief’s press office quoted him as saying

 to journalists upon a visit to the city of Odessa.

 

"Obviously, the electricity from Zaporozhye [NPP] is

 Ukrainian electricity, and it's necessary, especially

 during the winter for the Ukrainian people, and
this
 principle must be fully respected,"
he added.

 

Guterres arrived earlier in the day in the Ukrainian city

 of Odessa --- where he is scheduled to hold talks on 

grain exports with Ukrainian President, Vladimir 

Zelensky, and the Turkish leader, Recep 

Tayyip Erdogan.

 

The Zaporozhye NPP is under the control of the 

Russian army. Over the last few days, the Kiev 

regime has delivered numerous strikes against 

the station’s territory --- using drones, heavy 

artillery & multiple launch rocket systems. 

 

In most cases, the attacks are repelled by Russian 

air defense systems. However, some rockets hit 

the NPP’s infrastructural facilities, including 

nuclear waste storage sites.

 

 

_____________________________________

 

 

 

Ukrainian special services

 blow up transmission tower

 in Melitopol — authorities

August 19th, 4:47pm (TASS)

 

 Ukraine’s special services blew up a power

 transmission tower in Melitopol -- while a 

second sabotage attack was prevented, 

Vladimir Rogov, a member of the chief 

council of the Zaporozhye Region's 

military-civilian administration, 

reported on Friday.

 

"A terrorist attack by special services [of Ukrainian

 President Vladimir] Zelensky, was thwarted in 

Melitopol. Around noon on August 17th, the 

police of the Zaporozhye Region received

 information - about a blast 500 metres 

from the "Yuzhny" post in Melitopol. 

As it turned out, one of the four 

power transmission towers 

was destroyed by blast, 

but the power supply 

was not disrupted," 

Rogov wrote on his 

Telegram channel.

 

Police cynologists found another explosive device 

with a timer set to 12:40 on one of the three 

remaining towers. The explosive device 

was neutralized, he blogged.

 

The aim of the attack was "to disrupt the unified 

energy system of the region and prevent the

 flow of electricity from the [Zaporozhye] 

nuclear power plant," he said.

 

Earlier, Rogov said that up to 12 terrorist attacks 

were thwarted in the Zaporozhye Region in July. 

The regional authorities point out, that Kiev is

 trying to hinder the return to peaceful life
in
 the region.

 

 In recent months, there have been assassination

 attempts on officials, explosions near the 

region’s main directorate of the Interior 

Ministry, at a power station in 

Berdyansk... and 

other incidents.

 

 

________________________________

 

 

 

Some NPP workers may be 

Ukrainian intel agents, 

Zaporozhye regional 

official says

August 19th, 4:12pm (TASS)

 

Ukraine’s intelligence agencies, actively worked to set

up an agent network at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power 

Plant, so there may be many sleeper agents, member 

of the main council of the Zaporozhye Region’s 

military-civilian administration, Vladimir 

Rogov, told TASS on Friday.

 

"Two fire spotters have already been caught. The NPP

 has a large staff --- and the SBU [Ukraine’s Security

 Service] other intelligence agencies and punitive 

bodies of the (Ukrainian President Vladimir) 

Zelensky, and the (former President Pyotr) 

Poroshenko regimes, have been active

 here for years," he pointed out.

 

According to Rogov, Kiev’s law enforcement agencies

 often sought to intimidate the plant’s workers to turn

 them into their agents. "The odds are high that there

 still are people who have links to Ukrainian intel 

agencies and cooperate with them," the 

official noted.

 

"These two people (fire spotters - TASS) knew that

 the targets of attacks included the peaceful city 

[of Energodar] and the very nuclear power plant

 where they work. One of them even suffered a

 minor wound. Still, they did not stop working 

for Kiev," Rogov noted. He added that 

security measures had been 

tightened at the facility.

 

Two employees of the Zaporozhye plant were 

detained for directing Ukraine’s artillery fire 

on August 17th. They are facing a sentence

 of between 10 years and a life in prison 

on terrorism charges.

 

 

____________________________________________




Ukrainian attacks
kill 29 civilians, 

injure 58 over
the week

 — Morozova

August 19th, 2:43pm (DAN) 

 

Ukrainian attacks on Donbass have claimed 29 civilian 

lives and left 58 people injured across the DPR, over 

the week, the Republic’s Ombudswoman, Daria

 Morozova, said.

 

“Over the week, from August 12th till August 18th, 127 

members of the defence and law enforcement were 

killed, 368 members of the defence and law
enforcement were injured. Twenty-nine 

civilians were killed and 58 injured,” 

she said. 

 

The war in Donbass has claimed at least 8,661 

lives since 2014, of those... 119 were children.

 

 

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Russian aviation eliminates

 50 Azov and Aidar militants

 in occupied DPR

August 19th, 12:11pm (DAN)

 

The Russian Aerospace Forces.... eliminated over

50 militants of the Azov and Aidar armed groups 

(banned in the DPR), in the DPR's northern 

occupied territories, the official 

representative of the Russian 

Defence Ministry, Igor 

Konashenkov said.

 

“High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace

Forces, hit the temporary deployment locations of 

units of Azov nationalist formations in Nikolaevka

area... and the Aidar nationalist formations in the 

Soledar area of   the Donetsk People’s Republic. 

Over 50 nationalists were liquidated, as well as 

12 pieces of military equipment,” he said.

 

Konashenkov added that the Russian army also hit six 

command posts of the Ukrainian armed formations, 

including the 115th mechanized brigade, in the

 Artemovsk region, in 24 hours. The personnel 

and military equipment of the enemy was 

destroyed in another 247 areas.

 

Russia started a special military operation to denazify 

and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24th. Russian

 President, Vladimir Putin, said that the decision 

had been made after the DPR and LPR Heads

addressed him asking for help.

 

The Russian leader said that the only goal is to 

protect people who have been continuously 

shelled and subjected to other forms of 

genocide by Ukraine, for eight years. 

 

 

____________________________________

 

 

 

MoD: 'Kraken' Nationalists 

Gun Down 100 Ukrainian 

Servicemen - Who Fled 

Amid Russian Forces' 

Advance

August 19th, 11:55am (FNA)

 

A commander of the 'Kraken' regiment had previously 

admitted to seizing homes in the private sector, 

after the Russian Defense Ministry stated 

that the nationalists have set up firing 

positions in residential buildings,

thus endangering civilians.

 

Nationalists from Ukraine's 'Kraken' regiment have

 gunned down 100 Ukrainian servicemen, who fled 

their positions amid the Russian Armed Forces'

 advance in the Kharkov region, the Russian 

Defense Ministry said on Friday, 

Sputnik reported.

 

The said servicemen were part of the 58th Motorized

 Infantry Brigade -- whose divisions were eliminated 

by the Russian forces. The remaining servicemen 

fled their positions, the ministry added.

 

"As a result of the offensive actions of the allied forces 

in the Kharkov region, on August 14th, 2022, units of

 the 58th Motorized Infantry Brigade of the Armed

 Forces of Ukraine in the area of the settlement 

of Udy, were defeated. Amid the onslaught of 

Russian troops, the remnants of the unit fled 

from their positions, and left the settlement.

 In order to suppress panic -- and intimidate 

personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces 

-- the nationalists of the armed group 

"Kraken" --- demonstratively gunned

down 100 servicemen of the 58th 

Motorized Infantry Brigade.. who 

left their positions," the Russian

 MoD elaborated.

 

During the Friday briefing, the ministry added that 

the Russian forces had destroyed more than 100

 Ukrainian servicemen of the 14th Mechanized 

Brigade in the area of Stary Saltov, in the 

Kharkov region.

 

In addition, the Russian forces conducted a precision

 strike targeting a warehouse storing weapons and

 military equipment of the 65th Mechanized 

Brigade, destroying more than 15 units
of 
armoured and motorized vehicles.

 

The ministry then added that the Russian forces had 

destroyed the positions of Azov & Aidar Battalions

 in Nikolaev and the Donetsk People's Republic,

 killing over 50 nationalists.

 

As for the Kherson region, the Russian air defense

 systems have intercepted 12 HIMARS MLRS 

shells over the past day, the Russian 

Defense Ministry stated.

 

"A Tochka-U ballistic missile was intercepted near 

the village of Yubileinoye, 12 shells of the HIMARS

 multiple rocket launcher system, were repelled in 

the area of Novaya Kakhovka, in Kherson region, 

two shells of the multiple launch rocket system 

were destroyed - near Topolskoye settlement 

and Suligovka settlement in Kharkov region 

plus two anti-radar missiles manufactured 

by the US, were intercepted in the area of

the settlements of Alchevsk & Stakhanov 

of the Lugansk People's Republic," the 

ministry said.

 

In addition, Russian air defenses shot down 

13 Ukrainian drones in the Kharkov and 

Nikolaev regions, over the past day.

 

A total of 1,770 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, 

as well as 267 warplanes, 148 helicopters, 366 anti
-
aircraft missile systems, 4,347 tanks and other 

armoured combat vehicles, 807 MLRS, 3,315

 field artillery guns and mortars, and 4,958 

units of special military vehicles, have 

been destroyed since the launch of 

the special military operation 

in February.

 

 

 

____________________________________


 


 


Palestinian Succumbs to


 Israeli Gunshot Wounds 


in West Bank


August 19th, 11:36am (FNA)


 


 A Palestinian on Friday succumbed to his gunshot


 wounds inflicted by Israeli soldiers in the 


Northern West Bank city of Tubas, 


according to the Health Ministry.


 


The Ministry confirmed in a press statement that Salah


 Tawfiq Sawafta, 58, suffered a critical injury in the 


head and later succumbed to his wounds at a 


hospital, WAFA news agency reported.


 


Sawafta was shot by Israeli soldiers in the head
as 
he was walking out a local mosque after 


performing the Fajr prayer, during a


 raid in Tubas city.


 


A young man, who remained unidentified, was hit


by a live round in the thigh, in the course of the


 ensuing confrontations.


 



 


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Ammunition Depot Catches 

Fire --- in Russian Region 

Bordering Ukraine

August 19th, 11:35am (FNA)

 

An ammunition depot caught fire on Thursday night

 near the village of Timonovo, the governor of

Russia's Belgorod Region, Vyacheslav 

Gladkov, confirmed. There are no 

casualties, he said. The area

is just across the border 

with Ukraine.

 

"An ammunition depot caught fire...  near the village of

 Timonovo in Valuysky urban district. According to the 

latest reports, there were no casualties, no injuries. 

The head of the district is taking the residents of 

the villages of Timonovo and Soloti, to a safe 

distance," Gladkov said, on his Telegram 

channel, RT reported. 

 

Emergency services are on the scene and the 

cause of the fire is under investigation, 

he added.

 

Since the start of Moscow’s military operation 

in Ukraine, Kiev’s forces have carried out 

numerous strikes on settlements and 

border checkpoints --- in Russia’s 

regions of Belgorod, Bryansk 

and Kursk.

 

The attacks, which mainly involved drones and

mortars --- have hit both infrastructure and 

residential areas, resulting in destruction, 

injuries, and several civilian deaths.

 

An adviser to Crimea’s governor, also said on 

Thursday evening, that Air defense systems 

have been activated in the city of Kerch, 

in the vicinity of the Crimean Bridge.

 

Videos circulating on social media, showed 

what looks like a missile piercing the night 

sky, and sounds of explosions.

 

Oleg Krychkov posted a short message on his 

Telegram channel, saying that according to 

preliminary information, “Air defense 

systems have been activated in 

Kerch. No danger for the city 

and the bridge”.

 

There was a sound similar to that of thunder, 

with car alarms going off as a result, 

Russia’s TASS news agency 

reported, citing the Kerch

 city council.

 

Social media users have been sharing videos 

which purportedly depict the incident. The 

footage features a bright object moving 

across the night sky that looks like a 

missile, with some videos also 

capturing the sound of one 

or several explosions.

 

The operator of the Crimean bridge, which links 

the peninsula with the Russian mainland, told 

journalists that there have been no traffic 

disruptions along the transport artery.

 

Vladimir Rogov, member of the Russian military-civilian 

administration in Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Region, said 

on his Telegram channel, that “according to 

preliminary data..  a Ukrainian drone was 

shot down, far away from the Crimean 

bridge”. He added that no casualties 

or material damage, have 

been reported.

 

Thursday evening’s activity comes amid 

a series of incidents in Crimea, recently.

 

On Tuesday, a temporary ammunition depot in 

Northern Crimea was targeted in what the 

Russian Defense Ministry called an act 

of sabotage.

 

Ammunition stored at the site exploded, causing

 damage to power lines, a power station, a 

railroad and several residential houses.

 

Last week, a fire at a military airfield near the resort 

town of Novofyodorovka and a subsequent wave of 

explosions claimed the life of one civilian and

 left 14 more people injured.

 

Russian authorities did not report any findings 

that would indicate foul play behind the fire.

 

While stopping short of claiming responsibility, several

 top officials in Kiev have hinted that Ukrainian forces 

may have been behind the incidents. They also 

warned that more such fires and explosions 

could be expected in Crimea in the near 

future, and also threatened to target 

the Kerch bridge.

 

The US government has given Ukraine the 

go-ahead to target Crimea, the outlet 

POLITICO reported, citing a Joe 

Biden administration official.

 

 

_______________________________






Coalition liberates Zaitsevo 

on Gorlovka outskirts

August 19th, 10:28am (DAN)

 

The Russia-led coalition has liberated the 

northern part of the Zaitsevo township, 

the DPR Territorial Defence HQ said.

 

“As of August 19th, the group of DPR and LPR 

forces, with the fire support of the Russian 

army, has liberated 270 localities,

including Zaitsevo and Dacha,” 

the report reads.

 

The township of Zaitsevo....  is located north 

of Golrovka and is within its administrative 

boundaries. It has remained one of the 

hottest spots, since 2014, as the 

northern part was occupied 

by Ukrainian forces -- and 

the southern part.. came 

under fire, continuously.

 

The operation to denazify and 

demilitarize Ukraine began 

on February the 24th.

 

 

____________________________________

 

 

 

Seven killed, 23 injured in 24 hours

 as Ukraine shells DPR 60 times

August 19th, 9:01am (DAN)

 

Ukrainian militants shelled the DPR 60 times 

in the past 24 hours, the Republic’s Mission 

to the JCCC said.

 

The enemy used heavy artillery, including of NATO 

calibres, MLRS systems, and mortars, to target

 11 townships.

 

One civilian was killed in Donetsk, four were killed

 in Gorlovka, two in liberated Svetlodarsk.

 

Twenty-three were injured, including two children; 

21 houses and three infrastructural facilities 

sustained damage.

 

On Friday morning, multiple damage 

was reported in Gorlovka.

 

 

_____________________________________





Foreign Affairs names scenarios

 for US intervention in Ukraine

August 19th, 8:41am

https://en.news-front.info/

 

Professor Mierschmeier has said in a piece for Foreign

 Affairs, that there is a risk of US intervention in the

 conflict, in the event of a major Russian victory

 in Ukraine.

 

University of Chicago political science professor 

John Mearsheimer, concluded in an article for 

Foreign Affairs magazine, that the situation 

surrounding Russia’s special operation in 

Ukraine could turn into US intervention

 in the conflict.

 

According to the expert, there are several scenarios

for US intervention. If the situation is not resolved

within a year, official Washington, may consider

introducing small contingents of ground troops

 to help Ukraine, the author suggested.

 

A more likely scenario of U.S. intervention is if the

 Ukrainian army starts to collapse, and Russia 

gains a major victory. In this case, given the 

intention of the US President Joe Biden’s 

administration.. not to allow such an 

outcome, the United States could 

try to turn the situation around 

by getting directly involved 

in the fighting.

 

The final scenario of US intervention... involves an 

unintended escalation: Washington is unwittingly 

drawn into the military conflict by an unforeseen

 event, that unfolds in an upward spiral, 

concludes Mearsheimer.

 

 

 

_______________________________________






Russian lawmaker says talks

 in Lvov didn’t guarantee

 Ukraine will stop 

‘nuclear blackmail’

August 18th, 11:34pm (TASS)

 

 State Duma Committee on International Affairs

 Chairman Leonid Slutsky said the talks of UN

 Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, 

and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan 

in Lvov, on Thursday, didn’t provide 

guarantees... that Ukraine will
halt 
its "nuclear blackmail."

 

"The situation around the Zaporozhye NPP is only

 heating up. And the talks in Lvov, have not yet 

given clear guarantees, of an end to nuclear 

blackmail from the Ukrainian side," he said.

 

According to the lawmaker, Kiev "repeats false

 accusations against Russia, like mantras --- 

completely distorting the picture of what 

is happening today in Zaporozhye."

 

"In this situation, it’s really necessary to compare

 notes. And, quite likely, it could be the format of 

an extraordinary meeting of the Duma Council,"

 he said.

 

The lawmaker said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav 

Volodin, has indicated that he would discuss with 

the leaders of parliamentary factions on Monday 

the possibility of holding that meeting.

 

Zelensky, Guterres and Erdogan held talks in Lvov on

 Thursday. It was decided that the UN would support 

the mission of IAEA inspectors to the Zaporozhye 

NPP if Moscow and Kiev agreed to the visit. 

Turkey will help to rebuild Ukraine's 

infrastructure that was destroyed.

 

According to statements by the sides, the prospects 

for development and settlement of the Ukrainian

conflict were discussed at the talks. However, 

the office of the UN Secretary General said 

that there’s still a long way to go before 

negotiations to halt the hostilities 

could start.

 

 

____________________________________




Ukrainian military’s shelling

 kills five, leaves 23 wounded 

in DPR on Thursday

August 18th, 9:51pm (TASS)

 

 The Ukrainian military’s shelling killed five civilians 

and left another 23 wounded, in the Donetsk 

People’s Republic (DPR) on Thursday, the 

DPR mission to the Joint Centre for 

Ceasefire Control & Coordination, 

said in a statement on Telegram.

 

"A total of 28 civilians, among them four children, were

 affected -- by the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ attacks on

 August 18th, 2022. Five were killed and 23 suffered

 wounds, including 14 people in the previously 

liberated city of Svetlodarsk," the
s
tatement reads.

 

According to the mission, the Ukrainian military fired

 353 munitions, particularly using Grad multiple 

rocket launchers and heavy artillery.

 

 

____________________________________

 

 

 

Ukrainian militants organize

 munitions depot in music 

school of DPR’s Toretsk

August 18th,  9:49pm (TASS)

 

 Units of the Ukrainian armed forces have organized

 munitions depots in a music school, in the town of

 Toretsk in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), 

with artillery and multiple rocket launchers 

deployed nearby -- to shell local populated 

areas, Mikhail Mizintsev, chief of Russia’s 

National Defense Management Centre, 

reported on Thursday.

 

"In Toretsk, the Donetsk People's Republic, Ukrainian

 army units organized strongholds, and ammunition

 depots in a music school and a palace of culture, 

deploying artillery and MLRS positions to the 

adjacent territory, from where they shell on 

a regular basis the nearby settlements. At 

the same time, civilians are not allowed 

to leave their homes, and nationalists 

actually use them as human shields,"

 said Mizintsev, who also heads the 

Russian Joint Coordination HQ, for 

Humanitarian Response in Ukraine.

 

According to his data.. nationalists have organized 

firing positions on the territory of school No. 23 in 

the Donetsk settlement of Kurakhovka, deploying

 heavy armour, artillery guns, and MLRS. The

 approaches to the school - were mined, but

 the local population was deliberately not 

warned about it, he said.

 

 

_____________________________________

 

 

 

Ukrainian troops move into

 university dormitory
in Kharkov, 

Russian military says

August 18th, 9:41pm (TASS)

 

 Ukrainian troops.. have moved into a university

 dormitory in the city of Kharkov, setting up an

 ammunition depot there, Head of Russia’s 

National Defense Management Centre,

 Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, 

said on Thursday.

 

"In Kharkov, Ukrainian troops moved into a university

 dormitory. An ammunition depot was set up there, 

and there also are numerous armoured vehicles 

nearby," said Mizintsev, who heads Russia’s 

interagency coordination centre for the

humanitarian response in Ukraine.

 

According to him, Ukrainian troops established combat 

positions for heavy armoured vehicles & ammunition

 depots, near private houses in the city of Dnepr, 

without evacuating civilians from the area. In 

Nikolaev, nationalists turned an industrial 

college building.. into a barracks and a 

stronghold, establishing checkpoints 

and firing positions around it.

 

 

____________________________________




Blood Spilling In
Ukrainian Steppe

August 18th (SouthFront)

 

The warring sides continue fighting in Ukraine.

 

There is a slow advance... of the Russian army, on the 

eastern outskirts of the city of Soledar. Units of the

 6th Cossack Regiment of the Luhansk People’s 

Militia are fighting in areas near the Knauf 

plant, weakening the enemy’s defenses.

They
 reportedly managed to take two
fortified 
strongholds of the Armed
Forces 
of Ukraine.

 

On the Ugledar front lines, a Russian advance 

was reported near the village of Vladimirovka.

 

The Russian Ministry of Defense reports daily, 

on the heavy losses of the Armed Forces
of 
Ukraine --- on all the front lines.

 

According to the Ministry, the Russian Aerospace

 Forces (VKS) hit the 37th battalion of the 56th

 Motorized Infantry Brigade of the AFU 

deployed near Avdiivka. As a result 

--- it completely lost its combat 

capability. Losses of personnel 

exceeded 60 percent.

 

More than 80 Ukrainian servicemen of the Ukrainian

 18th Battalion of the 35th Marine Brigade, were 

killed, and more than 50 others wounded, by 

strikes by the VKS in the areas of Belaya 

Krinitsa and Velikoye Artakovo.

 

Russian artillery killed over 250 Ukrainian

 servicemen of the 95th Airborne Assault 

Brigade, in the area of the settlement
of 
Mazanovka, of the Donetsk 

People’s Republic.

 

Russian forces hit a temporary base of foreign

mercenaries --- in the city of Kharkiv. As a 

result, more than 90 militants were killed.

 

In the Mykolaiv region, about 60 Ukrainian soldiers and

 8 units of military equipment were destroyed by the

 VKS, near the town of Posad-Pokrovskoye.  The 

strikes hit the temporary deployment point of 

the 1st battalion of the 28th Mechanized 

Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

 

It was reported last night that Russian missiles struck

 at the Ukrainian facilities in the town of Zatoka in the

 Odessa region. According to unconfirmed reports, 

about 300 Ukrainian servicemen and foreign

 mercenaries, were killed.

 

The Ukrainian military.. is responding with strikes 

on the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics,

 including on civilians.

 

Over the past day, 379 Ukrainian munitions hit the

 territory of the DPR. As a result, one civilian 

died in the village of Krasny Liman.

 

Ukrainian forces also hit the village of Pervomaiske

 using the US HIMARS MLRS. One civilian was killed

 and three others were injured as a result of the

 shelling. In total, 80 civilians have been killed

 and 253 injured in the LPR, in 6 months.

 

The Ukrainian military continues shelling the city of

 Energodar. More shells hit dangerously close to the

 Zaporozhie nuclear power plant. On August 17th, 

two employees of the NPP were detained in 

Energodar --- for adjusting Ukrainian fire
on
 the facility.

 

 

________________________________________




Sevastopol, Crimea: UAV 

shot down near Belbek

 airport by means of

 air defense

August 18th, 9:12pm

https://en.news-front.info/

 

Recently, according to preliminary data, an unmanned

 aerial vehicle was shot down near Belbek airport, by

 means of the air defense -- Governor of Sevastopol 

Razvozhaev.

 

There is no damage. No harm done.

 

He added that it is necessary to remain calm
and
 receive information from trusted sources.

 

 

__________________________________




UN, Kiev, Ankara, coordinate 

actions on grain exports, 

NPP issue -- Ukrainian

 top diplomat

August 18th, 6:11pm (TASS)

 

Presidents Vladimir Zelensky of Ukraine and Recep

Tayyip Erdogan of Türkiye and the UN Secretary 

General, Antonio Guterres, coordinated their 

actions on Ukrainian grain exports, and the 

situation around the Zaporozhye Nuclear 

Power Plant, Ukrainian Foreign Minister 

Dmitry Kuleba, said on Thursday.

 

"The presidents and the secretary general coordinated
- not only their positions, but also their actions - on key
issues, that is, the grain corridor, the Zaporozhye NPP
and - certainly - the release of our prisoners. It means
that they did not just talk about something, but made
agreements --- on who will do what next," he said in
a video on Facebook (an Internet platform banned
in Russia since it is owned by Meta corporation 

deemed extremist by Russian authorities) 

following a trilateral meeting in the 

Ukrainian city of Lvov.

 

 

__________________________________


 


 


Zelensky discussed the situation 


around the Zaporozhye NPP 


with UN Secretary General


August 18th, 5:08pm


https://en.news-front.info/


 


The President of Ukraine said that at a meeting 


in Lviv he discussed the situation around the 


ZNPP... with the UN Secretary General.


 


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said 


that he had discussed the situation around 


the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, with 


UN Secretary General António Guterres 


in Lviv.


 


“The UN... must ensure the security of this strategic


 facility,” Zelensky wrote on his Telegram channel,


 adding that a “demilitarization and complete 


liberation from Russian troops” should be


 carried out at the station.


 


Zelensky said that he agreed with Guterres, the 


parameters of a possible IAEA mission to the


 Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.


 


“The President and the Secretary General of the UN


 have agreed on the parameters of a possible IAEA


 mission to the Zaporozhye NPP,” the Ukrainian 


leader said, in a statement published on the 


website of the Ukrainian leader, following 


his meeting with Guterres on Thursday


 in Lvov.


 


It also states that the trip of the IAEA representatives


 to the nuclear power plant “should be carried out in 


a legal way” ...through the territory free from


 Russian troops.


 


Zelensky and Guterres agreed to continue 


coordination on the grain initiative.


 


 


_____________________________________


 


 


 


Ukrainian President’s Advisor says 


with capabilities of Ukraine, the 


Crimean bridge can only be 


“scratched”


August 18th 4:58pm


https://en.news-front.info/


 


Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of Zelensky’s


 office, now says that Ukraine would - technically -
not be 
able to destroy the Crimean bridge


 


According to Arestovich, the Crimean bridge can
be
 “scratched”, but not destroyed. With the 


capabilities of Ukraine, only a symbolic 


blow can be delivered, which, apart 


from rejoicing in Kyiv, will
give 
nothing. 


 


Today, nothing threatens the Crimean bridge from


 Ukraine, because there is - simply - nothing.


 


“You can hit it with a symbolic blow --- everyone is


 terribly happy. But we see: how hard and long the


 Antonovsky bridge is, being destroyed and it has


 not yet been destroyed. Kerch, is several times


 stronger, bigger, stronger. You can shoot, the 


question is, whether it will fly. Shooting just 


to hit the Crimean bridge and do nothing 


serious, is a dubious story,” 


said Arestovich.


 


Just a month ago, Arestovich claimed that Kyiv would


 strike at the Crimean bridge at the first opportunity 


-- as soon as there was a chance to hit it. He also


 stressed that Ukraine’s “partners” from the US,


 forbid strikes on Russian territory, but Crimea 


is “originally” Ukrainian territory, and the 


bridge passes over the “territorial 


waters of Ukraine.”


 


 


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Serbian president to address 

nation over fruitless talks 

on Kosovo

 August 18th, 4:58pm (TASS)

 

 Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, will address the

 nation on Friday, over fruitless talks with Albin Kurti,

 the prime minister of the unrecognized Republic of 

Kosovo, the Tanjug news agency reported on 

Thursday, citing a member of 

Serbia’s delegation.

 

"President Vucic.. will make a public address upon 

his return to Belgrade tomorrow. It will be one of
his most important addresses," Director of the
Office 
for Kosovo and Metohija, Petar
Petkovic said.

 

Earlier, Vucic and other members of the Serbian

 delegation, declined to make comments to the 

press, after the talks with Kurti in Brussels. 

 

"We thought that reaching a compromise, was 

possible. None of our delegation’s members.... 

will make any statements," Petkovic stressed.

 

The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign

 Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borressl said after 

the meeting that the EU, Serbia and Kosovo had 

failed to reach a solution to the issue of 

Serbian license plates and IDs in 

northern Kosovo.

 

 

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Israeli Forces Martyr Another 


Palestinian Youth - During 


Incursion Near Nablus


August 18th, 4:17pm (FNA)


 


 Israeli troops killed another Palestinian youth 


during an incursion on a holy site, near the 


city of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.


 


The 18-year-old, Waseem Nasr Abu-Khalifa, 


succumbed to injuries he sustained after 


being hit by Israeli gunfire, at Joseph's 


Tomb, East of Nablus, presstv reports.


 


It came after Palestinian resistance fighters 


exchanged fire with Israeli forces during 


the raid on the holy site.


 


Dozens of Palestinians were wounded in the clashes.


 According to Palestinian media, three Palestinians 


injured by the Israeli live fire, are in a 


critical condition.


 


Earlier this week, a young Palestinian was shot dead


 during an Israeli Army raid in occupied Al-Quds.


 


Mohammad Ibrahim Shaham, in his twenties, was 


killed by a bullet to the head, early after Israeli 


forces violently broke into his family home in 


Kafr 'Aqab neighbourhood of East Al-Quds.


 


Tensions have been running high in the occupied


 territories after the Israeli regime carried out a 


new massacre in the Gaza Strip on August 5th, 


killing nearly 50 Palestinians, including Taysir 


Al-Jabari, a senior commander of the 


Palestinian Islamic Jihad 


resistance movement.


 


The Israeli airstrikes prompted the Al-Quds Brigades,


 the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, to respond by firing


 hundreds of rockets toward the occupied territories, 


pushing the regime forces onto the back foot. 


 


The strong retaliation, as was pledged by the


 resistance group, forced Tel Aviv to accept 


an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, which


 took effect late on August the 7th.


 


 


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 Russia committed to opposing 

nuclear war, diplomat assures

August 18th, 3:10pm (TASS)

 

Russia has no intention to backtrack from the principle

 of the inadmissibility of an armed conflict between

 nuclear powers, but allows for a nuclear response

 solely as a counter-measure to any aggression

 involving weapons of mass destruction, 

Russian Foreign Ministry Deputy 

Spokesman Ivan Nechayev 

told a press briefing 

on Thursday.

 

"For its part, [Russia] is committed to the principle that

there can be no winners in a nuclear war and it must

never be unleashed --- as was enshrined in the joint

statement by the presidents of Russia and the 

US on strategic stability at the Geneva 

summit on June 16th, 2021," the 

diplomat stressed.

 

"The Russian military doctrine allows for a nuclear

 response, only as a reaction to aggression 

involving the use of weapons of mass 

destruction or when the state’s 

existence is endangered," 

he pointed out.

 

As the Russian diplomat specified, "Russia can employ

 its nuclear arsenal, only as a response to an attack as

 part of self-defense in extraordinary circumstances."

 

"Russia has never indulged in saber-rattling, let 

alone with nuclear arms," he emphasized.

 

"However, the events in Ukraine, when 

the Americans and their allies, have 

been involved up to their eyeballs, 

supplying the Kiev regime, with 

various arms -- including heavy

firepower and strike weapons, 

vividly shows - confrontation 

with the collective West, is 

quite real," the diplomat 

cautioned.

 

 

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Zelensky asks Latin America 

to break off relations 

with Russia

August 18th, 1:45pm

https://en.news-front.info/

 

According to Volodymyr Zelensky, such measures 

will help Russians realize the cost of what is 

happening in Ukraine.

 

Volodymyr Zelensky, during a video conference in

 front of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 

tried to enlist the support of Latin America,
six 
months after the start of the Russian 

operation in Ukraine, writes Hispantv.

 

“I ask you to spread the truth about this war -- in your

country and in your region. Do not trade with Russia 

so that the Russians understand that a high price is

 paid for this,” Zelensky said, in his message to
the
 countries of Latin America.

 

Asked what he expects from the Latin American

 community regarding the measures that other

 governments have taken against Russia, the 

Ukrainian leader asked that they “join the 

policy that the United States is pursuing 

in order to make this sanctions policy 

more effective.”

 

Zelenskiy listed a number of measures that could help

 Ukraine, such as stopping all commercial activity
with
 Russia, or preventing Russian tourists
from entering
 Latin America.

 

At the same time, Russia is increasingly strengthening

 relations with Latin American countries in various
fields, including technological, 
economic
and military.

 

Several Latin American countries, including Cuba, 

Venezuela and Mexico, have shown their direct 

support for diplomacy, as a solution to the 

conflict in Ukraine and have rejected the 

imposition of sanctions against Russia, 

as well as expressed opposition to the 

supply of weapons from the West

to Ukraine.

 

 

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The American Conservative: 

Ukrainian crisis is drawing 

the West into a trap

August, 18th, 1:28pm

https://en.news-front.info/

 

The US magazine, The American Conservative, reports

on the failure of the policy of the US and EU countries

regarding the conflict in Ukraine. Kyiv’s demands --- 

are, increasingly, running counter to the interests 

of Western states - which creates an unfavorable

configuration of forces for the US and Europe, 

and increases the risk of a major war.

 

In recent months, Russian forces have been slowly but

surely, advancing in the Donbas, occupying a fifth of

Ukrainian territory, the newspaper writes. Ukraine 

and its allies are threatening a counteroffensive 

against Russia’s supposedly exhausted army. 

Many conflicting statements were made, but

 the situation today is not in favour of Kyiv, 

the magazine concludes.

 

“Ukraine treated information as an independent

battlefield. Little of what is said in public can 

be relied upon uncritically. Fake stories 

of heroism, and unconfirmed reports 

of Russian casualties - were one of 

Kyiv’s most important strategies. 

 

“This is not surprising, but it is very important that US

 politicians base their decisions on reality, and not on

 topics raised by Kyiv”, the material says.

 

The publication suggests that the agreement between

Washington and European capitals, is that Kyiv will

decide how long to fight and for what purpose, 

and that everything that Kyiv considers 

necessary --- will be provided by the
US 
and Europe. But Washington’s 

responsibility --- is to pursue 

policies -- in the interests 

of the American people. 

 

“Washington should not pass these decisions on to

 another government, but, unfortunately, it does 

this often, the author of the material believes.

 

Washington cannot afford to make such a mistake in

the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Any US assistance, 

according to the publication, must be consistent 

with US interests, which means --- that US policy 

makers must decide whether it is in the national
interest to support Ukraine’s goals and strategy.

 

For example, at the start of the conflict, Zelensky

called on the US to establish a no-fly zone over 

Ukraine. This would be tantamount ------- to a

declaration of war. He - recently - called on

the US to declare Russia a terrorist state

even though Moscow does not commit 

terrorism, the author believes.

 

The publication emphasizes - that Washington must

determine the extent of its support & its ultimate 

goals. Kyiv is free to set any goals, but the US 

& Europe are not obliged to support them: it's 

not in the interests of the West, to wage an 

endless, indirect war - to preserve every 

inch of Ukrainian territory. Sympathy.. 

for Ukraine should not blind the eyes 

of the US and others --- to the real 

threats of further development 

of the conflict.

 

 

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 Russia denounces arms 


trafficking from Florida 


------- to Haiti


by Ana Luisa Brown


August 18th, 12:35pm


 (Prensa Latina) 


 


The Russian Embassy in the United States charged on


 Thursday that arms trafficking from South Florida is 


feeding Haitian criminal gangs that "terrorize" the 


Caribbean nation.


 


“The US Government’s lackadaisical attitude to this


 obvious problem, undermines the White House’s


 claim ...of being the guarantor of regional 


stability and security,” the Russian 


Foreign Ministry noted in a 


communiqué published


 by the Embassy.


 


Russian diplomats explained that a meeting of the


 Council of the Organization of American States 


(OAS) addressed the problem of the growing 


“smuggling of arms from abroad, to the 


internally devastated Republic 


of Haiti.”


 


This situation, according to the organization, 


hinders the efforts by Haiti and the inter-


national community for “domestic 


political normalization”.


 


Last month, the United Nations warned about the


 worsening violence between Haitian gangs, 


mainly in the capital, and about increasing 


abuses by heavily armed gangs against 


vulnerable local communities.


 


According to the international body, violence in Haiti 


left at least 934 people killed, 684 injured and 680 


kidnapped in Port-au-Prince in the first half 


of 2022.


 


 


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3 civilians including child killed

 as water queue in Svetlodarsk 

comes under Ukrainian army fire

August 18th, 12:01pm (DAN) 

 

Ukrainian armed formations have shelled the centre of

 Svetlodarsk causing civilian casualties, the Lugansk

 People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for

 Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported 

on Thursday.

 

“According to preliminary information, Ukrainian

 gunmen fired at the centre of Svetlodarsk when 

water was distributed to the population in the 

school and town hospital area,” the JCCC 

said. “Three civilians including a child 

were killed and another 12 people 

were wounded.”

 

Fire was delivered with 155mm artillery pieces at 9:50.
The enemy expended five projectiles. No more details
were immediately available.

 

Svetlodarsk is located 18 kilometres north of 

Debaltsevo. It was founded in 1968. The town 

accommodates the Uglegorskaya thermal 

power plant, one of the largest in Europe.

 

On April the 29th, 2014, a rally in the town.... adopted a
resolution, in support of the Donetsk People’s Republic
independence referendum. Ukrainian troops occupied
the town in the summer of 2014. The Russian 

coalition liberated the town
in late May, 2022. 


Svetlodarsk --- was included in the 

Debaltsevo responsibility zone.

 

 

________________________________________

 

 

Ukrainian forces fire at 

rail link with Russia in 

Makeyevka, disrupt 

train traffic

August 18th, 10:06am (DAN)

 

Ukrainian gunmen have shelled the Krinichnaya
settlement... in northwestern Makeyevka,

damaging railway tracks, a Town Hall 

official said.

 

“The Krinichnaya settlement area in Sovetsky

 district took damage,” the official said. 

“Projectiles have hit Pushkin Street -- 

and a train tunnel between Pushkin 

and Donetskaya Streets; the tunnel 

has a through hole --- tracks and 

supports have been damaged.”

 

The train service on this stretch 

has been suspended, he added.

 

The Krinichnaya railway station is located 

on the route that links the DPR with Russia.

 

The Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported

 that Ukrainian forces had fired three NATO standard

 155mm projectiles at the district. The strike was

 delivered from the Ukraine-held village of 

Orlovka outside Avdeyevka at 

approximately 8:40, the 

JCCC said.

 

 

____________________________________________

 

 


One civilian killed, nine wounded 

in Ukrainian aggression against 

DPR over 24 hours

August 18th, 8:52am (DAN)  

 

Ukrainian gunmen have opened fire at the Donetsk

 People’s Republic 67 times, over the past 24 hours

 (from 6:00, August 17 to 6:00, August 18), causing 

new civilian casualties --- and damage to infra-

structure, the Joint Centre for Control and 

Coordination (JCCC) said on Thursday.

 

“Over the past 24 hours, one civilian was killed in the

 liberated Krasny Liman settlement, ” the JCCC said. 

Nine civilians were wounded... in the Kirovsky, 

Petrovsky and Kuibyshevsky districts of the 

DPR capital, Gorlovka and the recently 

liberated Staromlinovka and Krasny 

Liman, and 27 houses and four 

infrastructure facilities 

were damaged.

 

Ukrainian army units delivered fire at 6 of the 6

districts of Donetsk, Makeyevka, Yasinovataya 

and Gorlovka ----- as well as at their outskirts: 

Mironovsky, Novobakhmutovka, 

Verkhnetoretskoye, Yelenovka

and Mikhailovka. The enemy 

used the “Uragan” multiple 

rocket launchers,155mm, 

152mm and 122mm 

artillery, tank guns 

and mortars.

 

In the previous 24-hour period, the JCCC recorded 

65 Ukrainian strikes at the DPR, in which two 

civilians were killed another 12 

were wounded.

 

 

____________________________






Russian Foreign Ministry: 

IAEA delegation can't 

visit Zaporizhia NPP 

until Kiev stops shelling

by Andrey Chernenko

August 17th, 10:04pm

(Komsomolskaya Pravda)

 

TO SHARE

 

Igor Vishnevetsky, Deputy Director of the Department

 for Non-Proliferation, and Arms Control of the Foreign

 Ministry, said that the delegation of the International 

Atomic Energy Agency cannot visit the Zaporizhia 

NPP ------ until the Ukrainian side stops firing.

 

"For this to happen, the first thing that must be done is

to stop the shelling of the NPP, by the Ukrainian side.

The delegation cannot arrive there as it is from there

shelling is underway, it is dangerous," he said, at 

the NPT Review Conference.

 

As previously described by the site KP.RU on August 

12th, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria

 Zakharova, commenting on the results of the UN

 Security Council meeting, said that the position 

of UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, 

raises questions. In particular... Zakharova

noted that the head of the UN ''either can
not recognize the reality --- or does 
not
want to do so --- how else 
to explain
his "lack of will'' --- 
bordering on
connivance, 
to the Ukrainian
attacks 
on the nuclear
power 
plant?"

 

On the same day, the deputy head of the Russian

 Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, reacting to 

the accusations against us about the nuclear 

power plant crisis, writes, "this is obvious
nonsense, even the UN 
does not believe
--- no one 
actually supported --- the 

delusional Ukrainian version."

 

 

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Latest on Special Op'


by Andrey Chernenko


August 17th, 9pm
(Komsomolskaya Pravda)


 


TO SHARE


 


The Armed Forces of Russia... destroyed the reservists 


of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Ukrainian military 


equipment that arrived at Kalinidorf railway station 


for unloading.


 


The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed


 Forces, Valery Zaluzhny, said that the Armed 


Forces of Ukraine are in a difficult situation 


due to intense shelling by Russian artillery. 


 


The military are in a difficult situation due to intense
shelling by Russian artillery. The military clarified 


that the positions of the Ukrainian army are 


attacked by Russian artillery 700-800 


times a day.


 


Specialists of the signal forces of the Western Military


 District relay Radio Zhizn to the Ukrainian military 


and call on them to lay down their weapons. The 


relay involves mobile radio complexes based on 


the Tiger armoured vehicle, which are capable 


of transmitting a signal within a radius of 


15 kilometres.


 


The Armed forces of Ukraine are suffering huge losses,


 due to which military personnel are fleeing from units


 in the combat area in Soledar and Marinka in the DPR.


 


8:49pm


 


President Zelensky says Kiev is ready to 


skip the IAEA mission to Zaporizhia NPP.


 


8:14pm 


 


Russian gunners put down the fire of the 


CAESAR artillery system, near Kharkiv.


 


11:35am


 


The Ukrainian side may attempt to strike the Crimean


 Bridge --- in order to raise the morale of the armed 


forces, but the object is being reliably protected, 


its security is being strengthened --- so it is 


virtually impossible to damage it, said the


Senator from Crimea, Sergey Tsekov.


 


8:49am 


 


The main thing from the new briefing


 of the Russian Defense Ministry:


 


The Russian Armed Forces destroyed more than 


3 thousand artillery shells of 122 mm calibre, 


mines, and more than 30 nationalists in the 


area of Slavyansk;


 


The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed more than 


40 nationalists in the areas of Lozove, Belogorka, 


and Belaya Krinitsa.


 


The Russian Armed Forces destroyed nine warehouses


 of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition of the


 Armed Forces of Ukraine in the DPR, near Kharkiv,


 Zaporozhye and Nikolaev;


 


More than half of the servicemen of the 66th


 mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of 


Ukraine voluntarily left their combat 


positions near Marinka in the DPR 


and left the combat area;


 


The Russian Armed Forces hit nine command posts, 


including the 46th airmobile brigade, the 56th 


motorized brigade and the 28th motorized 


infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces 


of Ukraine;


 


More than half of the servicemen of one of the


 battalions of the 66th SMB of the Armed 


Forces of Ukraine deserted, due to a 


lack of ammunition.


 


6:30am 


 


Ukrainian troops shelled Pervomaisk with HIMARS, 


1 person was killed and 3 wounded, including a 


4-year-old child, a criminal case was opened 


under the article "genocide", the LPR said


 


4:41am 


 


Four vessels with agricultural products left the ports


of Ukraine, the Turkish Defense Ministry stated.


 


 


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The military of the LPR 
told UN representative 

AFU fighters executed

 and tortured prisoners

by Anton Demidov

August 17th, 8:59pm

(Gazeta.ru)

 

Military personnel of the Luhansk People's Republic,

 who were held captive in Ukraine, then released, 

told the representative of the Office of the UNs' 

High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 

Dina Mytku, about the fact that the military 

of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) 

executed and tortured prisoners. 

 

This was reported by the Commissioner for 

Human Rights in the LPR, Victoria 

Serdyukova, reports TASS.

 

She pointed out that Mytku arrived in the republic on

 a working visit, where he met with LPR servicemen

 released from Ukrainian captivity.

 

"Defenders of the republic told (the UN representative

- Gazeta.En) about the executions of prisoners in front 

of their eyes by Ukrainian punishers - about tortures 

and psychological and physical measures - to which 

they were subjected in captivity in Ukraine, as well 

as of "guilty verdicts" for committing particularly

 serious crimes, without conducting a judicial 

investigation," Serdyukova said.

 

According to her, the revelations of the republic's

 military - prove violations by the Ukrainian 

authorities - of the norms of international 

humanitarian law contained in the acts 

that Kiev has ratified.

 

"The testimonies of victims of Ukrainian aggression,

 recorded by the OHCHR staff, about the outrages of

 the VFU (armed formations of Ukraine - Newspaper.

Ru) will form the basis of relevant reports and UN

 reports," the LPR Ombudsman concluded.

 

Earlier, the head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring

 Mission in Ukraine, Mathilde Bogner, reported that 

the UN has received reliable information that the

 Ukrainian Armed Forces are torturing 

Russian prisoners.

 

On February 24th, President of Russia, Vladimir Putin,

 said that he decided to conduct a military special

 operation in Ukraine in response to a request for 

help from the heads of the LPR and DPR.

 

The decision to conduct the operation... was the reason 

for new sanctions against Russia by the US & its allies.

 

 

________________________________________________________



..



Detained gunners from 


Energodar told about 


their motives


August 17th, 8:29pm


(Izvestia.ru)


 


The gunners detained in Energodar, said during the


 arrest, that they "thought it would be all right." 


This was announced on Wednesday, August 


17th, by a member of the Main Council of 


the Zaporozhye region Administration


 (CAA), Vladimir Rogov.


 


He stressed that the detainees were local residents 


and worked at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, 


but this did not prevent them from targeting the 


city and the nuclear power plant.


 


"During the detention, they began to bleat, behave like


schoolchildren who have committed a crime: "I'm not


myself," "I thought it would be fine," "I have nothing 


to do with it." Naturally the investigative authorities 


are now dealing with them," Rogov said on the 


Rossiya 1 TV channel..


 


Earlier in the day, it was reported that two artillery


gunners of the armed Ukrainian Armed Forces 


(APU) were detained in Energodar. It is noted, 


that they passed information to the Ukrainian 


military to correct artillery strikes. During the


interrogation, they tried to justify themselves 


by saying that "they are not interested in 


politics." Both face 10 years in prison 


and up to life in prison.


 


Also on Wednesday, Rogov said the UN leadership


does not actually respond to appeals about the


shelling of nuclear power plants from the side


of Ukrainian nationalists.


 


Prior to that, on August 15th, it became known that


Ukrainian troops inflicted about 25 heavy artillery


strikes on Energodar and on the NPP area. It was 


clarified that the strikes were carried out using


multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) and heavy 


artillery from the right bank of the Dnieper, 


as well as from Dnipropetrovsk region's 


territory of the settlements of Nikopol, 


Marganets and Tomakovka, controlled 


by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


 


In addition, the regional authorities noted that, from 


the outside, provocations are possible for Ukraine. 


A high level of danger remains in the region.


 


Zaporizhia NPP was taken under the protection 


of Russian forces, as part of a special military 


operation (SVO). 


 


As Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN,


Vassily Nebenzia, noted - on August 11th, during 


a meeting of the UN Security Council, the with-


drawal of the Russian military from the 


facility could turn into a disaster, as 


Kiev could then use the station,


for monstrous provocations.


 


 


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Ukrainian troops fired at least 

six shells at Zaporozhye NPP

on Wednesday: administration

August 17th, 7:54pm (TASS)

 

At least six incoming shells were recorded on

Wednesday -- in the area of the Zaporozhye 

nuclear power plant as a result of shelling 

by Ukrainian troops, Vladimir Rogov, a 

member of the chief council of the 

Zaporozhye Region military-

civilian administration,

 told TASS, on

 Wednesday.

 

"At least six incoming shells have been recorded, 

all in the area of the nuclear plant and adjacent
territory," 
he said.

 

Earlier, the military-civilian administration of Energodar

 reported massive shelling of the city by the Ukrainian

 military. Rogov specified, that the area where the

 nuclear power plant is located, came under fire.

 

 

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Skadovsky district, Kherson region,


prepares for referendum on joining 


the Russian Federation


August 17th, 5:05pm


https://en.news-front.info/


 


A large-scale forum “We are together with Russia!” 


was held in Skadovsk where over 500 delegates 


from the entire district took part – from
the 
leaders of the military and civil 


administration of Skadovsk to


 ordinary representatives 


from all the localities
of
 the district.


 


“The forum was brilliant. Today is the moment when 


we can really make our choice. This forum is an


 indicator that the course chosen by the 


citizens of Skadovskiy district is the 


only right one”, – said the deputy 


head of the Skadovskiy district 


administration, Sergiy Kletskiy.


 


Special attention at the forum, was paid to the 


referendum on becoming a part of the Russian 


Federation. Anatoliy Yarovoy, Chairman of the


Public Council of the Skadovskiy Rayon State 


Administration, addressed the regional 


authorities from the stage, with a 


request to hold a referendum on


 the Kherson region joining the 


Russian Federation.


 


 


_____________________________________







AFU commanders granted the


 right to certify soldiers’ wills


August 17th, 4:38pm


https://en.news-front.info/






The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has voted for a 


resolution allowing Ukrainian commanders and 


chiefs of military formations to certify the 


wills of AFU soldiers.






The Ukrainian Justice Ministry said on its website that


 the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers was relevant,


 specifying that previously only notaries had this right.






The report says that after a will is certified, it should be


sent through the General Staff of the Armed Forces of


Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry or a law-


enforcement agency to the Justice Ministry for


a notary to approve its registration in the 


inheritance register. The Cabinet of 


Ministers’ adopted innovation also


stipulates the terms for dealing 


with such wills.








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  Kiev forces --- fire Tochka-U 
ballistic missile at Gorlovka

August 17th, 4:05pm (DAN)

 

 A civilian was killed last night as Kiev forces 

shelled Gorlovka with Tochka-U, the local 

administration head Ivan Prikhodko said.

 

“Gorlovka. Panteleimonovka. As a result of 

shelling by Ukrainian neo-nazis a man was

 killed at 2:35 a.m. at Karla Marksa 15,”

 he said.

 

The JCCC said that the Tochka-U rocket

 was laucnhed from Krasnogorovka.

 

Multiple destruction was reported. 

 

 

__________________________________




US military expert states 

critical position of 

Ukrainian army

August 17th, 2:28pm

https://en.news-front.info/

 

German magazine Der Spiegel has interviewed 

US military expert Michael Kofmann, in which 

he highlighted a number of problems which 

the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) have 

already faced, or will soon face.

 

Kofman told the Spiegel journalists, that Kiev
is 
afraid of losing because of the increasing 

pressure, from some EU countries.  He is 

convinced that the Ukrainian authorities 

hoped to quickly demonstrate success 

in order to secure further support from 

the West. Nevertheless, in more than 

three months the results of the 

Ukrainian counterattacks, 

according to the expert, 

“are not impressive 

at all”.

 

“The Ukrainians have a lot of personnel -- but this does

 not translate into offensive capabilities. Because the

 number of units actually trained and equipped for 

that, is very limited,” he noted.

 

The analyst noted that Ukraine was concerned that it 

would soon lose support from the West if it failed to

 show an opportunity to -- “change the dynamics” in 

its confrontation with Russia. In his opinion, Kiev 

is also aware that the West has already provided

 Ukraine, with most of what it could give. This 

raises many times the risk of a reduction in 

military supplies --- especially against the 

backdrop of collective frustration with 

the Ukrainian army.

 

“I’m sure the Ukrainians suspect that the Europeans 

have already given them most of the weapons they 

are willing to give. The Ukrainians are likely to go 

on some kind of ‘ammunition diet’,”

 the expert said.

 

In his opinion, the Ukrainian government seriously 

fears that if the current situation persists between 

the beginning of winter and the beginning of next 

year, it may come under pressure that will 

eventually force it to “accept a 

stalemate” and capitulate.

 

 


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Intelligence reports: mass 

defection of Ukrainian 

troops in Soledar 

and Maryinka

August 17th, 2:24pm (DAN)

 

Servicemen of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade and

 the 3rd Battalion.. of the 66th Mechanized Brigade of 

the Ukrainian army began to abandon their positions

 in Donbass without permission due to heavy losses

 and lack of ammunition, the official representative 

of the Russian Defence Ministry, Igor 

Konashenkov, said.

 

“In Soledar, during the re-stuffing of the 10th mountain 

assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, more 

than a third of the mobilized citizens abandoned their 

units, departing in an unknown direction,” he said.

 

According to the Russian intelligence, this brigade is 

currently hardly half-equipped, a similar situation is 

observed near Maryinka, adjacent to Donetsk 

from the west.

 

“In the Maryinka area, due to heavy losses and a

shortage of ammunition, more than half of the

servicemen of the 3rd battalion of the 66th 

mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces 

of Ukraine, left their combat positions, 

without permission, and left the area 

of  hostilities,” Konashenkov added. 

 

Russia started a special military operation to denazify

 and demilitarize Ukraine.. on February 24th. Russian 

President Vladimir Putin said that the decision had 

been made after the DPR and LPR Heads 

addressed him asking for help.

 

The Russian leader... said that Moscow's only goal 

is to protect people who have been continuously
shelled ---- and subjected to other forms of

 genocide by Ukraine, for eight years.

 




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Spanish political scientist: 

US needs only protracted 

conflict in Ukraine

August 17th, 2:10pm

https://en.news-front.info/

 

The US benefits from the protraction of the conflict

 in Ukraine because it is convinced that it weakens

 Russia, Spanish political scientist and military

 correspondent, Alberto Garcia Watson,

 told HispanTV.

 

“The main interest of the US in this fictitious war 

invented in Europe - was to weaken Russia, an 

attempt they have been making for years,”

 the political scientist said.

 

The expert is convinced that the US plan is to damage 

Russia’s image and weapons capabilities; here,

 Washington intends to -- “stretch the war over 

time, as it has already been done” in various

 parts of the world. This is, also, what the

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in

 his speech at the opening of the 10th 

Moscow Security Conference, saying

 that the US is only prolonging the

 conflict in Ukraine.

 

 

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Coalition liberates Vershina 

on Artyomovsk outskirts

August 17th, 12:40pm (DAN) 

 

The Russia-led coalition has liberated the township 

of Vershina, the DPR Territorial Defence HQ said.

 

“As of August 17th, the group of DPR and LPR forces

- with the fire support of the Russian army - has 

liberated and established full control of 268 

localities, including Vershina,” the 

report reads.

 

The township is just a few kms away from

Artymovsk, and between two highways 

connecting Svetlodarsk and Gorlovka.

 

The operation to denazify and demilitarize

Ukraine, began on February the 24th. 

 

 

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Syrian Military Stages 


Retaliatory Attack 


on Turkish Forces


August 17th, 12pm


(al Manar)


 


The Syrian military -- attacked Turkish positions inside


Syria following two bouts of airstrikes by Turkey that 


targeted different locations across the Arab country.


 


The Syrian armed forces launched a retaliatory attack 


on Tuesday, causing material and human losses at


 some Turkish military sites inside the Arab 


country, according to Syrian state media.


 


The army also targeted some armed groups’ 


positions, destroying their training facilities.


 


The retaliation came after a Turkish airstrike near
the
 western city of Aleppo killed at least three
Syrian
 soldiers and injured six others.


 


Syria’s state television specified the target of the 


Turkish blitz as “military positions,” saying the 


Turkish warplanes had struck the target 


between 14:37 p.m. and 15:00 p.m. 


local time (11:37 and 12:00 GMT).


 


The developments come as the Turkish military 


has stepped up its attacks on Syrian border 


areas in recent days.


 


Earlier in the day, a Turkish aerial offensive had 


claimed the lives of at least 11 people in the 


war-torn country’s Kurdish-majority north.


 


Source: Agencies


 


 


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Chinese experts ridiculed 


Zelensky --- issuing 


“warnings” to 


Moscow


August 17th, 11:21am


https://en.news-front.info/


 


The arrogant Zelensky has mistakenly flattered 


himself, by daring to dictate terms to Russia, 


the PolitRussia publication cites 360kuai 


experts as saying.


 


Recall that former Ukrainian comedian, Volodymyr


Zelensky, dared to issue a warning to Moscow --


ambitiously claiming that holding referenda in 


the successfully denazified regions -- would 


nullify Ukraine’s chances of participating


 in the negotiation process.


 


“In this regard, many online users believe the 


comedian has really flattered himself,” the


 Chinese publication’s authors wrote.


 


According to Chinese analysts, arms and financial aid 


generously provided by the West to Ukrainian fighters


will not save the latter - from a complete defeat on 


the battlefield: the powerful Russian army has an 


excellent opportunity - to wipe out all Ukrainian


stocks of overseas weapons and ammunition. 


 


According to foreign experts, Ukrainian affairs are 


so bad, that Zelensky had no choice: but to make


 a loud statement to Russia.


 


“Faced with such a situation --- the comedian should 


naturally do something about it. If he does nothing, 


the outside world will suspect that he is afraid of


 Russia, even despite NATO’s ‘support’. Even if 


this warning doesn’t work, it’s better than 


nothing, for the comedian Zelensky,” 


the PRC experts say.


 


At the same time, according to Chinese journalists,


 Zelensky is being quite deceptive: the criminal 


regime in Kyiv has long been deprived of any


dialogue with the Kremlin, even though the


plebiscites have not yet been organised 


in the liberated regions.


 


Meanwhile, as it was stated earlier, by the post-


representative of Kazakhstan, to the president 


Georgiy Muradov, the question of recognition 


of Kherson region and the Azov regions, as 


Russian lands --- will put an end to further


 negotiations for Bankova, – the speaker 


reminded about the Taurida region 


-- created back by the decree of 


Catherine II -- which included 


not only the Kherson region, 


but also, all the lands of the


present Zaporozhye region 


(Priazov region). 


 


''Zelenskyy will not go for dialogue, because one of


 Moscow’s first conditions will be to recognize the


 territories as Russian,'' the speaker said. 


 


''The active integration of Kherson and Zaporozhye


 regions, into the Crimean economic space, is


 continuing, which is easily proved by the 


rapidly increasing cargo turnover and 


the resumption of transport links, 


playing an enormous role --- in 


selling agricultural products 


by the inhabitants of the 


liberated territories.'' 


 


''Soon both regions, successfully Ukrainized by the


 Russian army, will be integrated into the Russian 


Federation, becoming part of a large united 


civilized family,'' – he stressed.


 


According to an anonymous source in the official


 apparatus of the Zaporizhzhya region -- directly 


related to preparations for the plebiscite -- it
is 
most likely, that the act of the will of the 


citizens will take place, on a single day 


of voting in the Russian Federation –


 September the 11th.






 


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AFU faces: severe


 lack of officers


August 17th, 10:27am


https://en.news-front.info/


 


Personnel starvation. Ukraine’s armed forces are 


undergoing a catastrophic shortage of officers: 


rank-and-file fighters on the front line are 


effectively deprived of commanders, 


military correspondent Alexander 


Kots told KP in an interview.


 


As the military correspondent clarified, according to


 Ukrainian POWs --- the actions of militants on the


 front line are often led either by sergeants or 


contracted privates.


 


“POWs who fall into the hands of both Luhansk and


 Donetsk troops always say the same thing: that 


they have not seen the commanders in their 


eyes, that they were brought to their 


positions at night, not told where 


they were --- and given one 


command – to hold on 


and not to retreat a 


single step.


 


 “At the same time, among the commanders they see


 either non-commissioned officers replacing officers


 due to their absence, or slightly more experienced


 contracted privates around them.


 


As the expert notes, Ukrainian commanders, due 


to their acute shortage, now prefer to give 


orders remotely.


 


“He is standing at the reserve control point. And there 


with a map he tries to somehow deploy the defence 


of the area entrusted to him. But there aren't even 


platoon or company officers, among the soldiers. 


Who should be there. But they are not. It's clear 


that a squad leader can be a sergeant, but a 


company commander must be at least a 


lieutenant and a major, and there are 


practically none of them in the 


Ukrainian army right now – 


there are not enough, for 


all sections of the front.


 


It should be recalled that, according to US experts from


 The New York Times - the morale of Ukrainian fighters


 is declining more and more rapidly, which, in turn - is 


beginning to pose a major problem for the Ukrainian


 command. With no commanders on the front line, 


Kiev, obviously, can only dream of any kind 


of “overmatch”.


 


The Russian special military operation in Ukraine,


 which was launched on February 24th, to force


 peace on the country, is continuing.


 


Its main aim is the denazification and demilitarization


of the criminal regime in Kyiv, which for eight years


has subjected the peaceful population of Donbas 


to harassment, abuse and genocide ---


with impunity.


 


 


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Syrian Soldiers Killed, Wounded 


in Turkish Aggression on Aleppo


August 17th, 9am


(al Manar)


 


Three soldiers were killed and six others were 


injured in an attack on several locations in 


the Aleppo countryside by the 


Turkish occupation.


 


Turkish airplanes hit several military positions in the


 Aleppo countryside, between 14.37 and 15.00 pm on


 Tuesday, killing three troops and injuring six others, 


according to a military source.


 


The attack is part of the Turkish regime’s continuous 


support for armed terrorist groups, according to


 the source.


 


“The Syrian armed forces --- responded to that 


aggression and targeted its sites, destroyed 


some of them, and inflicted human and 


material losses on the aggressors,” 


the source said.


 


They added that several sites of terrorist 


organizations -- have also been targeted.


 


“With the escalation of the provocations of


the Turkish regime and the recurrent 


attacks on different regions of the 


Syrian lands, we stress that any 


attack on a military point of our 


armed forces, will be met with 


a swift response on all fronts,” 


the source added.


 


Source: Agencies (edited by


 Al-Manar English Website)


 


 


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US inciting Saudi-led aggression


on Yemen despite peace-loving 


gestures, Top Ansarullah 


official says


August 17th, 7:54am


(PressTV)


 


A member of the political bureau of Yemen’s popular


 Ansarullah resistance movement has sharply 


criticized the US --- for stirring up the brutal 


Saudi-led military campaign and blockade 


against the impoverished country, stating 


that the practice comes at the same time 


that us officials pretend to be supportive


 of the United Nations-sponsored truce.


 


 “What is currently happening in the occupied Yemeni


 areas is a direct result of US President Joe Biden’s


 visit to Saudi Arabia last month -- and his meeting
with
 senior Saudi officials, including tthe Crown
Prince, 
Mohammed bin Salman, in the Red
Sea port 
city of Jeddah,” Ali al-Qahoum
told 
Lebanon’s Arabic-language 


al-Mayadeen television 


news network, on 


Tuesday evening.


 


He added, “Lately -- there has been a great influx 


of US forces, armoured vehicles and battleships. 


They have been deployed in many Yemeni 


regions, including Socotra Island.”


 


“The doors of Sana'a are open - to anyone with 


whom we can confront the Saudi and Emirati 


projects that serve Washington,” 


Qahoum said.


 


“We cannot accept the presence of foreign forces on


 Yemeni soil, divisive scenarios, occupation and 


foreign guardianship over our territories,” the 


senior Ansarullah official noted.


 


“While Americans openly speak about supporting


the Yemen truce, they exhibit an aggressive 


behaviour towards Yemeni people and are


 fueling the [Saudi-led] aggression 


against them.


 


“We are aware of the intensity of this battle. There


will be no peace [in Yemen] until all colonists


withdraw and control over our national 


assets is restored,” Qahoum said.


 


He stressed that “Yemeni people will not remain silent


 in the face of foreign companies' looting of Yemen's


 natural wealth. Recent military parades are a 


direct and warning message to the countries


 involved in the all-out aggression 


against Yemen.”


 


Earlier, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council


 warned members of the Saudi-led coalition that


 barrages of missiles will rain down on them 


should they continue the war and siege 


against the Yemeni people.


 


“Our missiles and drones will rain down on you if you 


insist on continuing your aggression and siege 


against the Yemeni people,” Yemen’s Arabic-


language al-Masirah television network 


quoted Mahdi al-Mashat as saying.


 


He said the military hardware that the US is selling to 


Saudis and Emiratis would be of no use against 


attacks by the Yemeni armed forces. “They 


will not protect you from our strikes,” 


Mashat stated.


 


The top Yemeni official also said that the so-called


 “Anger Maneuvers” conducted by US and Saudi 


forces in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden are


 ineffective, adding that the Yemeni forces 


will make them “Escape Maneuvers.”


 


Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen


 in March 2015 -- in collaboration with its Arab allies 


and with arms and logistics support from the US


 and other Western states.


 


While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any 


of its objectives --- the war has killed hundreds of 


thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s


 worst humanitarian crisis.


 


 


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Ukrainian army suffering 

huge manpower losses 

near Ugledar, DPR 

official says

August 17th, 00:01am (TASS)

 

 Ukrainian troops - stationed near the city of Ugledar - 

are suffering huge manpower losses as the Russian

 army and the forces of the Donetsk People’s 

Republic (DPR) are advancing in the area, 

DPR Deputy Information Minister, Daniil 

Bezsonov, said.

 

"The Ukrainian Armed Forces are suffering huge

 manpower losses," he wrote on Telegram.

 

Donetsk leader, Denis Pushilin, said on July 13th, 

that the troops are advancing in four directions, 

including towards Ugledar.

 

 

_______________________________________________




Ukrainian Armed Forces launched

 a missile attack on Pervomaisk - 

from the HIMARS MLRS system

August 16th, 10:21pm

(Izvestia.ru)

 

The Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a missile attack

on Pervomaisk, from the HIMARS multiple launch 

rocket system (MLRS). This was announced on 

Tuesday, August 16th, in the representative 

Office of the Luhansk People's Republic 

(LPR) in the Joint Centre for Control 

and Coordination of the 

Ceasefire regime.

 

"From the side of the armed formations of Ukraine

 (VFU), an attack was recorded at 22:20, on the 

village of Pervomaisk with the use of MLRS 

HIMARS (three rockets)," the report says.

 

Earlier, on August 12th, the official representative 

of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lt-General Igor

 Konashenkov, said that the Russian air defense 

forces shot down two HIMARS MLRS missiles 

in the area of Novaya Kakhovka.

 

Earlier, on August 10th, Deputy commander of the first

 corps of the People's Militia of the Donetsk People's 

Republic, Eduard Basurin, said that Kiev already
has
 missiles for the HIMARS MLRS --- with a
range of 120 
and 150 kms.

 

Meanwhile, on August 8th, Ukrainian Armed Forces

 launched a missile attack on Gorlovka, from the

 HIMARS MLRS. On that same day, the mayor of

 Gorlovka, Ivan Prikhodko, said that as a result 

of shelling of the Vostochny microdistrict, in 

the Kalininsky district of the city, a civilian

 was killed.

 

According to the Prosecutor General's Office of the

 LPR, as a result of a shell hitting a residential 

building in Alchevsk, fired by the Armed 

Forces of Ukraine, one person was 

killed, 14 more were injured. 

 

Four children were among the wounded. It was 

reported that the type of ammunition from 

which the strike was made --- is 

being established.

 

 

____________________________________________




Military special operation 

in Ukraine --- Latest

by Andrey Chernenko

August 16th, 8:01pm

Komsomolskaya Pravda

 

In Kherson, security forces detained members of the

 organization -- "Civil Corps Azov", created under the

 eponymous Ukrainian nationalist battalion banned

 in Russia. Members of the  "Azov Civil Corps" had

 collected data  --on the deployment of Russian

 troops in Kherson -- and transmitted them to 

the Main Intelligence Directorate of the 

Ukrainian Defense Ministry. 

 

On the orders of the Ukrainian authorities, they

 conducted surveillance of representatives of 

local authorities who worked with the 

Russian Federation.

 

As a result of a concentrated fire strike on the positions

 of the 72nd motorized infantry brigade - in the area of

 the settlement of Artemivsk, of the Donetsk People's

 Republic, more than 50 nationalists were destroyed

 --- as well as six units of military equipment.

 

Russian aircraft disabled about 50 Ukrainian 

nationalists with strikes on a command and 

observation post, and a temporary 

deployment point of the 46th 

airmobile brigade of 

Ukrainian troops.

 

 According to the Ministry of Defense, as a result of

 the strikes, up to 30 opponents were injured.

More
 than 20 servicemen of the Armed
Forces of 
Ukraine (AFU),
were destroyed.

 

 

______________________________________________




Ukrainian troops shelling Zaporozhye

 NPP’s cooling system from heavy

 weapons — authorities

August 16th, 7:56pm (TASS)

 

Ukrainian troops - are shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear 

plant’s cooling system from heavy weapons, Vladimir 

Rogov, a member of the Zaporozhye region military-

civilian administration’s council, said on Tuesday.

 

"The Zaporozhye NPP’s reactor needs to be cooled. 

<…> Several dozen shots were made from heavy

 weapons, at the cooling system. It is not 

protected in a way the reactor is, and 

our enemies do have a possibility to 

damage it and hamper the proper 

cooling of the reactor" -- he 

said -- in an interview with 

Solovyov Live TV channel.

 

According to Rogov, Ukraine is targeting the plant’s

 cooling system. Any damage to it may lead to the

 reactor’s overheating, which is fraught with a

 catastrophe that can be worse than the 

Chernobyl accident.

 

Located in the city of Energodar, the Zaporozhye

 nuclear power plant --- is controlled by Russian 

troops. In recent days, the Ukrainian forces 

delivered several strikes at its territory - 

using unmanned aerial vehicles, heavy 

artillery and multiple rocket launch 

systems.

 

 

___________________________________

 

 

Russian Foreign Ministry: 

Ukraine's security guarantees 

for the IAEA's trip to the ZAES 

across the front line

 are ephemeral

by Andrey Chernenko

August 16th, 7:54pm

(Komsomolskaya Pravda)

 

TO SHARE

 

Igor Vishnevetsky, Deputy Director of the Department

 for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian

 Foreign Ministry, said that security guarantees from 

the Ukrainian side for the IAEA's trip to the 

Zaporozhye NPP (ZAES) across the
front 
line --- are ephemeral.

 

"Even if, relatively speaking, Zelensky declares that he

 guarantees [the safety of the trip], but he does not

 control all his military formations, does not 

guarantee [the exclusion of] accidents, 

does not guarantee that all mines 

along the front line will be 

removed. This is a race 

through the front line.'' 

 

''The risk for the international mission is colossal
in 
any scenario," TASS quoted him as saying.

 

According to him, the mission of international officials

 should not be jeopardized, since the IAEA Director 

General is going to personally lead the mission.

 

Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the

 planned trip of the IAEA mission to Zaporizhia 

NPP was disrupted at the last moment by 

the UN Security Department.

 

As previously described by the site KP.RU in the city of

 Energodar, Zaporozhye region, every day, there is
a
 special operation to repel the attacks of the 

Ukrainian army on the Zaporozhye nuclear 

power plant (ZAES). 

 

Its attacks are conducted daily and are 

only getting stronger --- every day. 

 

 

_______________________________________




Over 14,000 children evacuated 

from Ukraine, DPR, LPR to 

Russia in past day

August 16th, 7:48pm (TASS)

 

More than 25,000 people, including more than 14,000

children, were evacuated from dangerous regions in

Ukraine, and from the Lugansk & Donetsk People’s
Republics, to Russia, during the day, Mikhail 

Mizintsev, chief of Russia’s National 

Defense Management Centre, 

said on Tuesday.

 

"Despite the difficulties and obstacles created by the

 Kiev regime, during the day, as many as 25,501 

people - including 14,242 children - were 

evacuated from the dangerous zones in 

various Ukrainian regions, and from 

the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s 

Republics to Russia, without the

participation of the Ukrainian 

side," he said. 

 

"Since the beginning of the special military operation, 

as many as 3,420,866, including 555,902 children, 

have been evacuated."

 

According to Mizintsev, who also heads the Russian

 Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian

 Response in Ukraine, 5,262 private cars crossed 

the Russian border in the past day and 574,387 

since the beginning of the operation.

 

He also said that nearly 30 evacuation requests came

 during the day from people in Ukraine who want to 

be evacuated to Russia, the Donetsk and Lugansk

 People’s Republics or to Russia-controlled 

territories in Ukraine. 

 

 

________________________________________

 

 


Containers with nuclear waste 

at Zaporozhye NPP, shelled by 

Ukrainian troops — authorities

August 16th, 7:16pm (TASS)

 

 Ukrainian troops have shelled containers with nuclear 

waste at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, with 

one of the shells exploding ten metres from such 

a container, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the

 Zaporozhye region military-civilian 

administration’s council, said 

on Tuesday.

 

"One of the guided shells hit the ground ten metres 

from them. Others fell down slightly further - 50 

and 200 metres. As the storage area is open, 

a shell or a rocket may unseal containers: 

and kilograms --- or even hundreds of 

kilograms, of nuclear waste, will be

emitted in the environment --- and 

contaminate it. To put it simply, 

it will be --- a ‘dirty bomb,’" he 

said --- in an interview with 

Solovyov Live TV channel.

 

According to Rogov, another vulnerable place is the

 plant’s cooling systems, which are also targeted by

 Ukrainian troops. Any malfunction or damage to
the
 cooling systems are fraught with disaster,
whereas 
the nuclear unit as such can be
destroyed --- only by
 tactical
nuclear weapons.

 

Located in the city of Energodar, the Zaporozhye

 nuclear power plant ---  is controlled by Russian 

troops. In recent days --- Ukrainian forces have

delivered several strikes at its territory using 

unmanned aerial vehicles, heavy artillery 

and multiple rocket launch systems.

 

 It most cases, such attacks are repelled by air 

defense systems but several shells hit 

infrastructure facilities and the 

vicinity of the nuclear

 waste storage.

 

 

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Daily Express reports on 

Putin’s “scare warning”

 to the West

August 16th, 7:04pm

https://en.news-front.info/

 

The Daily Express writes of growing concern in 

the West following Vladimir Putin’s words 

about possible arms deliveries to 

Russia’s allies.

 

Author, Matthew Dooley, quotes Vladimir Putin’s
words 
at the Army 2022 forum where he issued
“frightening warning”: about the possibility 

of providing arms to its allies, according 

to the Daily Express columnist.

 

“The West has long tried to prevent countries like Iran

or North Korea from obtaining modern and powerful

weapons. However, Putin has made it clear, that

Moscow is ready to help these states,” the 

publication noted.

 

Dooley recalled.. that Vladimir Putin offered Russia’s

allies to buy the most modern weapons: from small

arms to armoured vehicles, artillery, combat 

aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles. 

 

He stressed that all military samples 

had already been used --- in real 

combat conditions.

 

 

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DPR files criminal case against 


Ukrainian gunmen ------ over
Donetsk 
Botanical Garden
mass wildlife death


August 16th, 6:39pm (DAN)


 


Donetsk People’s Republic prosecutors instituted


 criminal proceedings against servicemen of the


 Ukrainian army’s 56th Separate Motorized 


Infantry Brigade whose actions led to the 


mass death of animals.. in the Donetsk 


Botanical Garden, the DPR Prosecutor


 General’s Office press service 


reported on Tuesday. 


 


Ukrainian armed formations fired multiple rocket


 launchers, at Donetsk’s Kalininsky district, on 


August the 10th. Projectiles hit the Donetsk 


brewery causing an ammonia leak. 


 


The Russian Defense Ministry said the Ukrainian


 gunmen’s attack was proof of the genocide 


committed by the Kiev regime.


 


“These actions - exceeded the maximum permissible


 ammonia levels in the air of the inshore zone in the 


territory of the Donetsk Botanical Garden - by ten 


times, and in the water body by 40 times, which 


led to the destruction of the flora and fauna


in the territory adjacent to the leak and 


ammonia spread area,” the PGO said.


 


Prosecutors filed a criminal case under DPR Criminal


 Code Article 429 (ecocide). It covers mass death of


 wildlife, the poisoning of air and water bodies, 


and the commission of other actions that
can 
provoke an environmental disaster
in the 
Republic’s territory.


 


The penalty envisions punishment 


of up to twenty years in prison.


 


 


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Russian Defense Ministry ready 

to develop relations with Mali

 in defense sphere

August 16th, 6:30pm (TASS) 

 

Russia’s Defense Ministry is ready to develop relations

with Mali’s military, to help strengthen the country’s

defenses, and to enhance the effectiveness of the 

struggle against illegal armed groups, Russian 

Deputy Defense Minister... Colonel-General 

Alexander Fomin said, at talks with Mali’s 

Minister of Defense & Veterans Affairs, 

Colonel Sadio Camara, on Tuesday.

 

The meeting took place on August 16th, on the 

sidelines of the 10th Moscow Conference on

 International Security.

 

"We are ready, in every possible way, to furnish

assistance in the development of relations 

between our countries, in the defense 

sphere. We would like to emphasize 

- once again - your personal 

contribution.''

 

''Of course, we are certain that this joint work of ours

 will help strengthen the defense capabilities of your

 country's armed forces, and thereby increase the

 efficiency of the struggle against illegal armed

 groups," Fomin said.

 

The two sides discussed in detail the existing defense

 cooperation projects, as well as regional security
in 
West Africa. Fomin noted the importance of 

Russian-Malian cooperation and confirmed 

the Russian Defense Ministry’s readiness 

to continue the constructive dialogue.

 

Camara thanked Fomin for assistance in 

equipping Mali’s national armed forces.

 

 

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Kursk NPP’s power units in service 

according to operation schedule
 Rosenergoatom

August 16th, 6:24pm (TASS)

 

The Kursk nuclear power plant (NPP), is operating in

line with the operation schedule and no disturbance

in the plant's functioning process was recorded,

 Rosenergoatom Company said on Tuesday.

 

"The Kursk NPP: power units No. 2 and No. 3 have the

 load under the operation schedule; power unit No. 1 

undergoes scheduled maintenance," the 

company said.

 

The total capacity was lowered, from August 4th, to the

12th, in view of a fault at a substation outside the NPP. 

 

The power unit No. 4 undergoes scheduled

 maintenance since May 31st. The power 

unit No. 1 is in the mode of operation 

without power generation -- since 

December 19th of the last year. 

 

The radiation background at the power plant and the

 adjacent territory, is at the level corresponding to

 normal operation of power units and is not above

 natural background values, Rosenergoatom said.

 

The Russian Federal Security Service informed earlier, 

about blasts on six high voltage electric poles, used

to supply power from the plant, to users.

 

 

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Ukraine to teach children that
the Russian Federation 
is
carrying out 
“genocide”


 of Ukrainians


August 16th, 6:01pm


https://en.news-front.info/


 


Ukrainian schoolchildren will now be taught that 


the USSR was a country with an “imperial-type


 government” that “appropriated the 


sovereignty” of Ukraine.


 


The country’s Ministry of Education 


and Science said so, RT reported.


 


The history programme for grades 6-11 will focus on 


the Ukrainians’ resistance... to “oppression”. Such


concepts as “Russian world”, “Rashism”, and


“collaborationism”, will be introduced.


 


 Children will also be taught that the Russian 


Federation is carrying out a “genocide” 


of Ukrainians.


 


Such a subject as the Russian language, will be


 removed from the curriculum, and works of 


Russian writers... will be replaced with 


foreign ones, except for the works 


of Nikolai Gogol, Vladimir 


Korolenko and Mikhail 


Bulgakov, who were


 born in Ukraine.


 


For extracurricular reading, they decided to keep


 “Twelve Chairs” by the Odessans Ilf and Petrov.


 


 


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Russian and Syrian Forces 

Defeating International 

Terrorism: Russian 

Defense Minister

August 16th, 5:42pm 

(al Manar)

 

Russian and Syrian forces are successfully fighting

 against international terrorism, Russian Defense

 Minister, Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, at a 

meeting with his Syrian counterpart, Ali 

Mahmoud Abbas, on the sidelines of 

the 10th Moscow Conference on

 International Security.

 

“It is very important for us when we are visited by our 

friends, with whom we are not only fighting side by 

side, but also defeating international terrorism, 

which hardly anyone has been able to do in

 recent times. At least, the various US-led 

coalitions - have failed to do it, but we 

did it, jointly, with the Syrian armed 

forces,” he said.

 

Shoigu congratulated Abbas on taking the office of

 Syria’s defense ministry in April and thanked him 

for taking part in the Army-2022 forum, the 

International Army Games and the 

Moscow Conference on 

International Security.

 

Source: Agencies

 

 

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Ministry of Defense:


 Ukrainian nationalists 


were distributed to 


psychiatric hospitals


by Alexander Boyko


August 16th, 5:30pm


Komsomolskaya Pravda


 


At the same time, the medical staff and patients
were driven out of the hospital, by the
militants of the Kiev regime


 


TO SHARE


 


The Russian Interdepartmental Coordination


 Headquarters for Humanitarian Response, 


continues to record the facts of criminal 


actions of the Kiev regime against 


civilians, as well as the use of 


civilian medical institutions, 


by Ukrainian armed forces 


for military purposes:


 


"Ukrainian armed formations are 


concentrated - in the hospital 


building (Dzerzhynskoho St.) 


in Oleksandrivka.''


 


''Armoured vehicles, are stationed on the 


adjacent territory, while the evacuation 


of residents of nearby houses was 


not carried out."


 


"In Artemivsk, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are


 stationed on the territory of the tuberculosis hospital 


(Mariupol Street), roadblocks and firing points, are


 deployed, approaches to the building are mined, 


but the local population is deliberately not 


warned about this."


 


"In Kramatorsk, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


 equipped barracks in the city psychiatric hospital 


(ye. Belokur Street).''


 


''There are also weapons depots, artillery, and multiple


 rocket launchers -- have been placed on the territory 


of the institution, from which nearby settlements 


are systematically shelled."


 


"In Novy Sanzhary, Poltava region, in the medical centre


(Kurortnaya St.), militants of the Azov battalion are


stationed, an ammunition depot is equipped, and


the nationalists have cynically expelled medical 


personnel and patients, from the 


medical institution."


 


"Such actions of the criminal Ukrainian authorities


 demonstrate complete indifference to the fate of 


their own citizens and absolute disregard for all 


moral norms and principles of international 


humanitarian law," said Colonel - General 


Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the Russian


 Interdepartmental Coordination HQ 


for Humanitarian Response and 


head of the National Defense 


Management Centre of the 


Russian Federation.


 


After that, he once again called on international 


organizations, first of all, the World Health 


Organization, "to influence official Kiev 


and take effective measures aimed at 


preventing the use of medical infra-


structure facilities for military 


purposes."


 


"More than 9,5 thousand temporary accommodation


centres have been prepared to receive refugees in 


the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.''


 


''Individual work is carried out with arriving citizens,


 they are promptly assisted --- in resolving issues 


related to further placement and employment, 


providing children places in kindergartens 


and educational institutions -- as well as 


providing social payments and benefits."


 


"For a significant part of Ukrainians, who are actually


 betrayed by their own criminal authorities, Russian


 humanitarian aid remains the only way to survive. 


Over 58.4 thousand tons of basic necessities


food, medicines and medical devices, were 


prepared at the collection points."


 


"55,978. 2 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered to


 the republics of Donbass and Ukraine (since March


 2nd, 2022), 1,458 actions were held, including 6 in
the past day in the Donetsk & Luhansk People's
Republics, Zaporozhye, Kharkiv, and Kherson


 regions, 585.4 tons of humanitarian aid were


 transferred to the civilian population."


 


 


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Russian Military Says 


Military Supply Depot 


in Crimea Damaged


 in Sabotage Attack


August 16th, 1:51pm (FNA)


 


The ammun