War with Russia: Ukraine imposes southern curfew over search for saboteurs

War with Russia: Ukraine imposes southern curfew over search for saboteurs

Abroad looking for saboteurs

Ukraine imposes two-day curfew in southern Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv

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“It’s a war of attrition – there is little progress on either side”

“Russia is preparing new offensives in the south,” said WELT reporter Steffen Schwarzkopf. This is aimed at weakening Ukraine’s new attacks as much as possible. However, the front barely moves and at the moment it is not ready for negotiations.

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Ukrainian authorities shut down a town in search of saboteurs. British intelligence said it feared the safety of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. According to President Zelenskyy, Donbass resembles “hell” for Ukrainian soldiers. An overview.

In the port city of southern Ukraine Mykolayiv will look for Russian army aides more than two day curfew imposed. “On weekends the city will be closed, buy water and groceries on time. We are working, including on collaborators,” Governor Vitaly Kim said in a video message on Friday. The general curfew is therefore in effect from 11pm on Friday local time Central Europe) until Monday at 5:00 am local time (4:00 am Central European Time).

The governor had already announced the lockdown in July. The 41-year-old also offered a bonus equivalent to nearly 100 euros for information about artillery spotters directing Russian fire at objects in the city.

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Ukrainian National Guard soldiers take up positions in central Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Mykolaiv is attacked almost every day by the Russian army from a distance of about 25 kilometers fired with rockets. According to the authorities, civilian objects are hit almost exclusively. The city had almost 500,000 inhabitants before the war.

Ukrainian nuclear plant threatened by Russian actions

According to British intelligence services, the actions of the Russian armed forces are likely to jeopardize the security of the Ukrainian. Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Moscow’s intentions for Europe’s biggest nuclear plant are still unclear five months into the war, the British Defense Ministry said in an update on Friday.

The Russians are believed to have used artillery units in the areas adjacent to the plant to attack Ukrainian regions west of the Dnipro River. They may have used the high-security status of the plant site to protect themselves and their equipment from Ukrainian counterattacks at night, sources said.

With six blocks and a power of 6 thousand megawatts, the plant is located in the city of energize Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia Oblast. Russian troops occupied the facility in early March. After that, the nuclear plant continued to be operated by Ukrainian personnel, but was monitored by Russian nuclear experts.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) described the situation at the nuclear plant as extremely unstable and fragile. “All nuclear safety principles have been violated in one way or another,” Rafael Grossi said in New York this week. An IAEA inspection to verify technical safety is urgently needed

Ukraine under pressure in Donbass – Kharkiv bombed by artillery

The eastern city of Ukraine Kharkov was fired on by Russian artillery on Thursday night, officials said. Three parts of the city were targeted by the attacks, Mayor Ihor Terekhov wrote on the Telegram news channel. According to the first findings, three people were injured.

“I urge everyone to stay in shelters and be as careful as possible!” he wrote. The Ukrainian army drove Russian troops away from the country’s second-largest city; but it is not entirely beyond Russian artillery range.

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SENSITIVE MATTER.  THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Burnt bodies of detainees lie among rubble after bombing at a pre-trial detention center during the Ukraine-Russia conflict, in Olenivka settlement, Donetsk region, Ukraine, May 29, 2022. REUTERS / Alexandre Ermochenko

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described the pressure his armed forces are facing in eastern Ukraine. Donbass were exposed, however, as “hell”.

He spoke of fierce fighting across the city of Avdiivka and the fortified village of Pisky, where Kyiv has had to admit “partial successes” by the Russian enemy in recent days.

Opposite the city of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainians and Russians are engaged in intense fighting. Troops loyal to Moscow are trying to drive the Ukrainian military from its positions in the suburbs, according to military reports from both countries. The city of Donetsk itself has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014, but the Ukrainian army continues to hold much of the eponymous area.

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The current situation in Ukraine

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Russian troops also continue to try to blow up the defensive ring around the Sloviansk-Kramatorsk conurbation in the Donetsk region. Increasingly, however, they are forced to take care of material and soldiers. Kherson and Zaporizhia in response to Ukraine’s counteroffensive there. According to an analysis by the Institute for the Study of War, the more violent this is, the more Ukraine could slow Russian advance elsewhere.

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