DrThe Ukrainian military reported new intense Russian missile attacks in the east of the country. This is the city and the region Kharkiv On Saturday, the Ukrainian authorities announced that they had been subjected to severe bombardment. It added that three people, including a 13-year-old child, were injured in the Kharkiv region and taken to hospital.
According to the Ukrainian Military Intelligence, Russian forces also have a nuclear power plant site Zaporizhia I was shot. Intelligence said on Saturday that the bombing came from a village a few kilometers away and damaged a pumping station and a fire station. Earlier, Russian troops brought people to the power plant and raised the Ukrainian flag on the outskirts of the city of Enerhodar, on the territory of which the station belongs.
„It is clear that it (the power plant) will be used for another provocation to put the blame on the Ukrainian armed forces,” the intelligence agency said, without elaborating. Ukraine has repeatedly said that Russian forces are using the nuclear power plant as a shield while bombing cities across the Dnieper River, knowing full well that the Ukrainian military will not fire back for fear of a nuclear accident.
The Ukrainian side said that the Russian bombing on Friday evening killed a woman in the city of Zaporizhia. Two other civilians were wounded. In the Zaporizhia region, the authorities have warned people not to take to the streets because Russian forces will shoot in the direction of the nuclear power plant. The information cannot be independently verified.
In light of the fighting over the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the West to impose sanctions on the Russian nuclear industry. Silinsky said in a video speech distributed in Kyiv on Saturday evening that punitive measures should be taken by the nuclear industry of the aggressor country. Nuclear Energy Russia is building nuclear power plants in many countries and also storing radioactive waste.
Russia is using a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine to frighten people and blackmail the Ukrainian leadership and the world at large. For days, Kyiv and Moscow have accused each other of being responsible for the bombing of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. Russia has a sprawling facility in the city Innerhodar busy for months.
Zelensky accused the Russian forces of using the area as a fortress from there to the small towns on the other bank of the Dnipro Dam. Nikopol And the Marhanese to shoot fire. “Any Russian soldier who shoots at the facility or shoots from its cover should know that it has become a special target of our secret agents, of our special forces, of our army,” Zelensky said in his evening speech. He warned that the deployment of Russian forces at the nuclear power plant site „increases the radioactive threat to Europe to a level not seen even in the most difficult moments of confrontation during the Cold War.”
Russia: You have complete control of the suburb of Donetsk-Pesky
Russian forces also regained control of the area annoying On the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city Donetsk claimed for himself. Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted the Moscow Defense Ministry as saying that it had taken full control of the Pesky district.
The Ukrainian army denied Russian information about the allegations of the capture of the village of Pesky. Ukraine’s General Staff said heavy fighting was continuing there. „The occupiers are trying to break through the defensive lines of our forces in the direction of Oleksandropol, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Marinka and Pesky,” the statement said.
A little over a week ago, Russian and pro-Russian forces announced that they had taken full control of the village. The ministry also said, according to Interfax, that Russian forces had deployed the US-supplied HIMARS missile system near the Ukrainian city. Kramatorsk And they destroyed the ammunition depot of this weapon system.
After taking over the area Luhansk Russia is also trying to occupy the neighboring Donetsk region. Both regions make up Donbass, which is the center of the Ukrainian coal and steel industry.
London sees the Russians weakened by the damaged bridges of Dnipro
Meanwhile, in southern Ukraine there is a land bridge to the Nova Kakhovka Dam in the region Kherson According to Ukrainian information, it can no longer be used as a result of several attacks. The Southern Ukrainian Army Command announced on Facebook on Saturday that the bridge was deliberately disabled due to missiles and artillery. The administration of the Russian occupiers confirmed the bombing. At the same time, she warned of damage to the dam wall, which could lead to disaster. The information cannot be independently verified.
According to the operators, the output of the connected hydropower plant has been reduced to an emergency. „We are working in a very dangerous situation,” the deputy head of the power plant, Arseny Zelensky, was quoted by the Russian TASS news agency as saying. State TV channel RT reported repeated bombing of the bridge over the ship’s canal and the dam itself.
According to British intelligence, the Russian position in the occupied Cherson region in southern Ukraine was significantly weakened by counterattacks on strategically important river crossings. Britain’s Ministry of Defense said on Saturday that it may no longer be possible to transport significant military equipment to the Russian-occupied areas west of the river via two major bridges over the Dnipro River.
in the important Antonivka Bridge Only in the past few days has the Russians been able to make superficial repairs. Another important bridge has become impassable for heavy military vehicles due to Ukrainian attacks with precision weapons in the past few days. The main railway bridge near Cherson is said to have sustained further damage. In order to organize military supplies, Moscow has recently relied mainly on the ferry connection near the bridge.
Even after further repairs, the bridges are likely to remain a weak point for the Russian military. Supplies and provisions were provided to thousands of Russian troops on the western side of the Dnipro It depends on two temporary gateway connections.
Since the start of Russia’s aggressive war on Ukraine at the end of February, the British government regularly releases intelligence about its progress. Moscow accuses London of launching a purposeful disinformation campaign.
Ukraine calls for help in prosecuting Russian war crimes
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov called on the United States and other Western countries to help prosecute Russian war crimes. Reznikov said on Facebook on Saturday that Ukraine needs experts in military law and war crimes investigation specialists to punish the Russian attackers.
He sent a request to this effect through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyiv to the Ukrainian Contact Group, which includes Germany and Great Britain as well as the United States of America. The minister stressed the need to form an international coalition to follow up on the bloody actions.
Resnikov also referred in particular to the fate of Ukrainian prisoners of war who were killed and tortured en masse in Russian custody. „I have no doubt that after Ukraine’s victory in this war, we will, one way or another, hunt down all those involved in the barbaric killings and torture,” Reznikov said.
Not only the perpetrators themselves should be punished, but those who gave the orders and those who justified such crimes. He cited the Nuremberg Trials for war crimes against the National Socialists after World War II as a model.
Resnikov demanded after the killing of about 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war at the end of July Olinivka prison In Donetsk again the arrival of independent international experts to clarify the issue. The United Nations also has a duty to urge Russia to allow Red Cross officials access to the remaining prisoners.
Amnesty wants to work through Ukraine’s controversial report
Human Rights Organization AI After severe criticism of her report on the conduct of the war by the Ukrainian army, she wants to review the process of its creation. External experts will conduct a thorough examination of the process, according to a statement from the organization made available to the German News Agency on Saturday. The results of this examination are very urgent.
Next week, Amnesty International’s board will outline details of the process after various national organizations were able to make their contributions – including Ukrainian Amnesty, whose chief Oksana Pokalchuk resigned in protest of the report.
In the report, Amnesty International accused the Ukrainian military of stationing themselves in residential areas, thus unnecessarily endangering civilians. Kyiv He criticized that the NGO had carried out the opposite of the perpetrator and the victim by focusing on misconduct by the army of the country that was attacked. Critics also partly questioned the report’s methodology.
Amnesty International’s report on abuses committed by the Ukrainian army was widely covered in the Russian state media, which rarely reported on the alleged crimes committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine. Amnesty International continued to defend the report but regretted the „pain and anger” it had caused.