LIVE: 176th day of Russian aggression against Ukraine

A coffin with the body of an unidentified person killed in the Bucha district at the time of the Russian occupation, lays during the burial at a cemetery in Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

The war in Ukraine continues into its 176th day as Russia does not stop shelling civilian targets in Kharkiv and elsewhere. The missile fire, described as a "Caliber cruise missile" by a witness, hit a dormitory building block in Kharkiv.

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A well-known Ukrainian TV host has crowdfunded a gift to help Ukraine's armed forces beat back Russia's invasion: usage rights to a radar satellite that can see through clouds. TV star Serhiy Prytula and Finnish satellite company ICEYE confirmed the deal in separate statements on Thursday.

"The contract signed with the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation will initially provide the Government of Ukraine with the full capabilities for one of ICEYE's satellites already in orbit," the company said.

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Russia and Ukraine on Thursday to show a "spirit of compromise" to ensure the continued success of a U.N. brokered deal that enabled Ukraine to resume grain exports from its Black Sea ports.

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Ukraine's main military intelligence agency accused Russia on Thursday of preparing to stage some kind of "provocation" at the Russian-controlled nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region on Friday.

The intelligence agency made the statement hours after Moscow said there was a risk of a man-made disaster at the nuclear power plant, Europe's largest, and accused Kyiv and the West of planning a "provocation" there on Friday.

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Relations of Azov Regiment POWs held a demonstration in the city of Lviv, demanding the return of their imprisoned soldiers.

Russian Defence Ministry stated that three MIG-31 warplanes equipped with Kinzahl hypersonic missiles relocated to bases in the Kaliningrad area.

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UN Chief, Antonio Guterres, during his current visit to Ukraine praises Lviv university contributions to UN charter and genocide studies

Russian Defence Ministry stated that if an accident should happen at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, radioactive substances would cover Poland, Germany and Slovakia. Estonia has repelled "the most extensive cyber attacks since 2007" it stated, shortly after having removed Soviet monuments. An Estonian government official said the impact of the attack was limited. Russia's Defence Ministry accused Ukraine of planning a "provocation" at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Aug. 19 when UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is due to visit, RIA news agency reported. The ministry maintained that there are no Russian heavy weapons at the Russian-controlled nuclear power plant, or in the nearby districts.

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Ukrainian forces said they had beaten back a Russian attack in the southern region of Kherson, while shelling by Kremlin forces in Kharkiv in Ukraine's north killed seven people on Wednesday night as the near six-month war grinds on with no let up in fighting.

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