Dispatches from Ukraine, provided by the editorial team of Forbes Ukraine.
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues and war rages on, reliable sources of information are essential. Forbes Ukraine journalists collect information and provide updates on the situation.
Tuesday August 2. Day 160. By Dmytro Aksyonov
According to the United Nations, 5,327 Ukrainian civilians were killed and 7,257 others injured since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in late February. The UN human rights agency reported that in July alone, 1,455 civilian casualties were recorded in Ukraine: 355 civilians killed and 1,100 injured.
Lviv. A large-scale fire broke out at a military installation in the Lviv region following a Russian rocket attack, reports regional governor Maksym Kozytskyi. Although Ukraine’s western provinces have largely been spared the worst of the war, with fighting mainly in the eastern and southern regions of the country, Russian forces occasionally strike northern and southern regions. west of the country.
Kharkiv. During a Russian artillery attack on Kharkiv, one person was killed at a bus stop. Russia practices the bombing of public transport stops during public travel hours.
Russian forces fired 8 missiles at Ukraine from the Caspian Sea around 5 p.m. on Tuesday August 2. Ukrainian Air Defense Forces shot down 7 of the 8 missiles, according to the press service of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Since the start of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian aggressors have committed 450 war crimes against Ukrainian cultural heritage, according to the press service of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
August 2the Ukrainian air defense forces shot down two Russian missiles in the Vinnytsia region, said Serhii Borzov, head of the Vinnytsia regional military administration
The Ukrainian Azov Regiment urges the world recognize Russia as a terrorist state. “After the public execution of POWs of the Azov Regiment in Olenivka, Russia is seeking new reasons and explanations for its war crimes,” the Azov Regiment said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Supreme Court has designated the Azov Battalion as a terrorist organization, preparing to hold a propaganda trial against captured Ukrainian prisoners of war after their heroic defense of Mariupol, a southern Ukrainian port city under siege during 80 days.
Russian troops shelled a Ukrainian evacuation minibus near the village of Dovhove in the Beryslav district of the Kherson region on August 1. Three people were killed in the attack and 5 were injured, oneaccording to the Ukrainian operational command “South”.
According to the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Valentyn Reznichenko, the shelling damaged 200 residential buildings, several hospitals, schools and kindergartens in Nikopol. Russia fired on Nikopol 1,100 times with MLRS ammunition in the last 3 weeks.
The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain from Ukrainian ports since the beginning of the war anchored near Turkey, announcement the Turkish Ministry of Defence. In accordance with the procedure established by the grain export agreement signed by Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN, the ship will now be inspected for prohibited cargoes by the joint monitoring group, which includes Ukrainian and Russian officials.
Ukraine has received the first €1 billion grant of a larger €9 billion aid package approved by the EU. The funds are intended to help the country finance basic expenses. Some Ukrainian officials have alleged that several EU member states, including Germany, were behind the slow arrival of financial aid, saying some EU members are reluctant to provide more funding to Ukraine in times of financial crisis for the bloc.
The Ukrainian public gas company, Naftogaz, Finished a new debt payment freeze plan on Tuesdayy, a week after becoming the first government entity to default since the Russian invasion began in late February. Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers previously decided not to allow bond payments for the company and demanded further negotiations with bondholders. Naftogaz’s new plan offers additional incentives, including extra interest payments, in a bid to secure support for a two-year debt payment moratorium. Holders have until Aug. 12 to vote on the solicitation, the document says.