Ukraine    Russia, news from the war today.  Moscow asks for a meeting of the UN Security Council on Zapo …

Ukraine Russia, news from the war today. Moscow asks for a meeting of the UN Security Council on Zapo …

The attack on a Russian base in Crimea marks a turning point in the war. In his late-night speech, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy emphasized: “The war that started with Crimea will end with their release,” he says. Although Kyiv officially denies being responsible for the raid. But there is another always hot front in the conflict. That of Zaporizhia. With Moscow calling a Security Council meeting on the nuclear power plant and accusing Kyiv of the “recent attacks”. The meeting could take place as early as tomorrow.

Important points

  • 00:42 Zelenskyy: “The war will end with the liberation of Crimea”

  • 00:38 Moscow calls for a session of the UN Council on Zaporizhia

08:46

US Experts: “Moscow Doesn’t Blame Kyiv on Crimea for Not Showing Signs of Weakness”

Moscow does not blame Kyiv for the explosions that took place yesterday at the Crimean military base because that would be an implicit admission of “the ineffectiveness of its air defenses.” This is the analysis of the American think tank “Institute for the Study of War” reported by the Kiev Independent.

08:44

Kyiv: Moscow wants to connect Central Zaporizhia with Crimea

Russian troops occupying the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in south-eastern Ukraine are preparing to connect the power plant annexed by Moscow in 2014 to Crimea and damage it, diverting its electricity production: their plan is to damage all the nuclear power plant’s lines and the connection to the Ukrainian power grid.” This was announced by the Ukrainian operator Energoatom, quoted by the Guardian.

07:42

Kyiv: “We have nothing to do with explosions in Crimea”

The government of Kyiv has declared itself alien to the explosions that took place yesterday at a Russian military base in Crimea. Answering a question to Dozhd Online TV, Mykhailo Podolyak, an influential adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, denied any wrongdoing. “Of course not. What do we have to do with it?”, his words.

07:14

Russian attack in Zaporizhia region, one woman killed

A woman died in a Russian attack in the Zaporizhia region. Andriy Kurtev, secretary of the local city council, wrote by telegram. Unian reports it. The bombings took place on the town of Kushugum, where “unfortunately a woman died”. In addition, “three houses were destroyed and another 30 damaged”.

06:49

Russian night bombing raid on Dnipro: at least 11 dead

It was a “tragic night” in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine. Local governor Valentin Reznichenko writes in the telegram. In fact, the bombing of the Nikopol district left at least 11 dead and 13 wounded. “They intentionally hit residential areas when people were sleeping in their homes,” he said.

05:34

Kyiv: “Moscow wants to connect Zaporizhia with Crimea”

Russian troops occupying the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in south-eastern Ukraine intend to connect the plant to Crimea’s power grid, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014, Ukrainian operator Energoatom president Petro Kotin said the trial would say salvage many pitfalls and could cause serious damage to the facility. “To do this, you must first damage the plant’s power lines, which are connected to the Ukrainian power system. From August 7 to 9, the Russians have already damaged three power lines. Currently the plant works with only one production line. an extremely dangerous way of working,” he added.

02:55

Zelensky adviser: “Strangers on explosions in Crimea”

Half confirmations, rejections. “Ukraine bears no responsibility for the explosions that took place yesterday at a Russian airbase in Crimea.” The denial of the rumors spread over the past few hours comes from Presidential Advisor Mykhailo Podolyak. “Of course not. What do we have to do with it?” he said in an interview with online TV channel Dozhd.

00:42

Zelenskyy: “The war will end with the liberation of Crimea”

“This Russian war against Ukraine, against all free Europe, began with Crimea and must end with Crimea, with its liberation. Today it is impossible to say when that will happen, but I know we will return to Ukrainian Crimea.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said so in his usual evening address to the nation, hours after the – unalleged – attack to a Russian base in Crimea. The world, the president added, is beginning to realize that “it was wrong not to respond with full force to Russia’s first aggressive moves” in 2014 by annexing Crimea.

00:38

Moscow calls for a meeting of the UN Council on Zaporizhia

Moscow has asked for a UN Security Council meeting “on the recent Ukrainian attacks on the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia and the catastrophic consequences they could have.” A source from the Russian mission to the United Nations told TASS agency. Moscow wants the meeting to take place on August 11th. For days Moscow and Kyiv have been discussing who is responsible for the attacks near the plant.