Three ships carrying a total of 58,041 tonnes of corn have been authorised to leave Ukrainian ports as part of a deal to unblock grain exports. Meanwhile, the European Union intends to put together another financing package for Ukraine by September that will amount to about EUR 8 mln, a German government source said.
⚡️Head of Amnesty International Ukraine resigns.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
Oksana Pokalchuk resigned after Amnesty International published a report accusing Ukraine’s military of endangering civilians, saying the head office had no reaction to the Ukrainian office's opposition to the report.
❗️#Bulgaria has stopped issuing tourist visas to Russians and visas for property owners. This was reported by the Association of Tour Operators of #Russia. Earlier, the Russian Federation declared 14 Bulgarian diplomats persona non grata. pic.twitter.com/MRM1NuPknf— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 5, 2022
The Insider and Bellingcat identify the Russian soldier who cut off the genitals of a Ukrainian prisoner of war and killed him.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 5, 2022
As the investigators found out, it was Ochur-Suge Mongush, born in 1993, a mercenary from the Akhmat battalion.
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There is a high risk of fire, as well as hydrogen and radioactive leakage, according to the operator.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
On Aug. 5, the plant shut down one of the three operating power units as Russia continues to “terrorize and endanger the entire civilized world,” the statement reads.
Russian forces also unsuccessfully tried to advance near the towns of Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Pisky.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
#Russia and #Turkey switch to partial payment for Russian gas in rubles— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 5, 2022
An agreement on this was reached at the talks between the presidents of the two countries, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak said. pic.twitter.com/pKpN9WWWAd
⚡️Kubrakov: 13 cargo ships waiting to depart from Ukraine's ports.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
Infrastructure Minister Kubrakov said that with the help of international guarantors Ukraine expects to export 3 million tons of agricultural products per month from the Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdenniy ports.
#Russia turned to #Turkey for help in circumventing Western sanctions, writes The Washington Post with reference to the #Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 5, 2022
According to them, Putin is urging Erdogan to be allowed to buy stakes in Turkish refineries, oil terminals and tanks. pic.twitter.com/ykNRijLivj
⚡️ Update: 22 injured in Russia’s shelling of Mykolaiv, including 14-year-old boy.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
According to the Mykolaiv authorities, Russia shelled Balabanivka and Korabelnyi neighborhoods of Mykolaiv from the direction of occupied Kherson earlier on Aug. 5.
Ozzy Osbourne supported Ukraine. The legendary rock musician will release his new album in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, and the proceeds from sales will go to charitable assistance to #Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/Km7Q6ooSoQ— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 5, 2022
Mykolaiv Oblast Governor Vitaliy Kim reported that over 10 people were wounded just in one of the locations. Some people were killed, Kim said. He did not provide details. The rescue operation is ongoing.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
⚡️ Poland provided over 60,000 Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war with temporary protection statuses in June.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
According to the data published by the European Commission, Poland is followed by Romania (10,360), Ireland (6,985), and Bulgaria (6,920).
⚡️ Mykolaiv imposes extended curfew after recent attacks.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
According to Mykolaiv Oblast Governor Vitaliy Kim, the extended curfew will hold from 11 p.m. on Aug. 5 to 5 a.m. on Aug. 8. Russia has shelled Mykolaiv multiple times this week. At least 10 people were injured on Aug. 5.
EU countries have finally adopted plan to reduce gas demand by 15% this winter— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 5, 2022
"The goal of reducing gas use is to save money ahead of winter in order to prepare for possible disruptions in gas supplies from Russia which constantly uses energy as a weapon."
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The Embassy of #Latvia in the Russian Federation announced that it would stop issuing visas to Russians for an indefinite period, except for entry to the funeral of close relatives. https://t.co/aAFwO6l8C3— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 5, 2022
The talks between Erdogan and Putin have started. pic.twitter.com/WfLUic2qz5— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 5, 2022
However, the EIU, which expects the war in Ukraine to “continue until at least the end of 2022,” has decreased its global growth estimates by 1.1%, to 2.8% year-on-year, which means that Russia’s war in Ukraine “has taken $1 trillion off this year’s forecast for global GDP.”— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
By blocking Ukrainian ports since February, Russia has denied millions of people access to Ukrainian food. Simultaneously, Russian propaganda has been blocking their access to facts. We’re breaking through both blockades now. Share our new online-platform��https://t.co/zfoi9gdjSr— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) August 5, 2022
⚡️ First cargo ship heads to Ukraine since Feb. 24.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, Barbados-flagged cargo ship Fulmar S is heading to Chornomorsk where it will be loaded with grain.
�� The position we stand on is that the prosecution of Russia's crimes in Ukraine is of the utmost importance. Those responsible for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on ���� territory must be held accountable.— Ministry of Foreign Affairs ���� (@PolandMFA) August 5, 2022
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A new satellite that Russia will launch on Iran’s behalf on August 9 will greatly enhance Tehran’s ability to spy on military targets—but first, Moscow will use the spacecraft to assist its own war effort in Ukraine—Washington Post referring to its sources https://t.co/EmttAphTap— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) August 5, 2022
⚡️ Governor: Russian militants forcibly conscript teachers in Luhansk Oblast.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
According to Governor Serhiy Haidai, the Russian proxies are calling teachers in from the summer break to issue them forced draft notices.
It takes a lot to make Vladimir Solovyov sound like a liberal, but Maria Butina managed it the other night— Francis Scarr (@francis_scarr) August 4, 2022
She told him that if Russian children are using a VPN to access Western social networks, their parents should be jailed pic.twitter.com/56HvOQNUBb
Ukraine's ambassador called Canada to refuse to service Russian turbines for Nord Stream after Russia did not pick up a repaired turbine from Germany.— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) August 5, 2022
Germany asked a sanctions exception for this turbine on Russian demand to resume gas supplies. https://t.co/F13LNLt4cQ
⚡️Washington Post: Russia will launch a spy satellite for Iran, use it against Ukraine first.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
Russia will launch the “Khayyam” satellite on behalf of Iran so that the latter can spy on sensitive facilities in the Middle East.
Nazar Vernyhora, 21, led his tank crew in battle with four Russian tanks in March.— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) August 5, 2022
They were in grave danger but destroyed 3 Russian armored personnel carriers and damaged one tank.
Nazar is from a military family, his dad is fighting in the East now. Imagine how proud he is. pic.twitter.com/TTs6akaIsd
Ukrainian missiles & artillery attacked Russian air defense & ammunition, destroying 4 S-300 systems— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) August 5, 2022
This is one of the most effective strikes against the Russian air defense. A radar station & 3 depots near Kherson were also destroyed, South Command said https://t.co/1GqFsBKzhZ
Russia accusing the West of exacerbating food insecurity is yet another offensive intended to further its poisonous objectives.— Ministry of Foreign Affairs ���� (@PolandMFA) August 5, 2022
Moscow’s goal is to make the world suffer and to shift blame onto those who oppose its aggressive policies.#PutinHungerGames #HungerMadeInRussia pic.twitter.com/CmBRPO5g0M
⚡️Institute for the Study of War: Ukraine likely forces Russia to change priorities due to Ukrainian counteroffensive.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 5, 2022
Russia is burning gas in a giant torch that is visible from Finland— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) August 5, 2022
Flames have been burning at Gazprom's Portovaya compressor station every day since June 17. This could be happening because there is nowhere to deliver surplus gashttps://t.co/mWcXAUmfMa pic.twitter.com/Z6U1WvY9kF