"Months after the Russian military retreated from Kyiv Oblast, a 21-year-old Russian soldier confessed to killing a civilian man in the then-occupied village of Andriivka on March 12 by order of his commander.
Speaking to a journalist from Russia-focused investigative news site iStories, Daniil Frolkin confessed to committing atrocities during his service as part of the 64th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade, stationed in Andriivka at the time.
Danilov said that as far as he knows, captured civilians suspected of sharing information with Ukrainian sources were taken as prisoners and handed over to superior authorities.
Frolkin said that he left his home in Russia for a military exercise in Belarus on Jan. 11, not knowing that he would later be going into Ukraine. He is now back in Russia."
"We urge the Russian Federation to immediately withdraw its military forces and all other unauthorised personnel from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, its immediate surroundings, and all of Ukraine so that the operator and the Ukrainian authorities can resume their sovereign responsibilities within Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders and the legitimate operating staff can conduct their duties without outside interference, threat, or unacceptably harsh working conditions. This will also enable the IAEA to carry out its verification pursuant to Ukraine’s safeguards obligations under safe and secure conditions and in a timely manner."
Joint Statement dated 12 August 2022 on
the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
Institute for the Study of War: "Iran is providing weapons and possibly conducting cyberattacks to support the Russian invasion of Ukraine"
Ukraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom says a worker was wounded when Russian forces shelled the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant again.
The site of the plant’s dry storage facility, where 174 containers with spent nuclear fuel are stored in the open air, was hit by rockets, Energoatom said on the Telegram messaging app.
Yesterday. Energoatom said Russia is aiming to “destroy the infrastructure of the station and damage all power transmission” to cut off electricity in the south of Ukraine. “Hence, the shelling of the power plant is likely to continue”.
Battle to end the war: Ukraine's chance to get edge over Russia
`State Duma Defense Committee Head Andrey Kartapolov said on Russian state-controlled television on August 1 that “the biggest problem [Russia faces in Ukraine] today is people … If we want these territories to be with us, to have a future as part of the Russian Federation … we need to deal with the children.” Kartapolov advocated for taking Ukrainian children from their homes to Russian military boardings schools and universities. He argued that the Kremlin ”has to do this because then people will believe we are serious and that Russia is here for a long time—forever."`
<old shitbag> "We will definitely help the Ukrainian people to get rid of a regime that is completely anti-people and anti-historical."
"A quarter of the world’s 200 largest companies (47 multinationals, including gas giant BP and aircraft manufacturer Boeing, who have remained in Russia) are at risk of having key assets seized by the Russian government [..] firms are caught between staying and losing billions to expropriation or selling them off"
"Russia's demand for the mandatory return of the turbine to continue gas transportation is blackmail that has no technical justification."
President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 9 fired Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk after controversial comments last week from the outspoken ambassador about Stepan Bandera put him in the spotlight in a negative way.
On the 134th day of the war, Putin decided to "intimidate" Ukraine: "We haven't seriously started anything yet"
Putin lacks troops in Ukraine but fears mobilization in Russia
According to the National Resistance Center, a Ukrainian government website, Russia started preparing to forcibly conscript men into the Russian Armed Forces in occupied Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. The center added that the pace of illegal mobilization is increasing in occupied Luhansk, where recently all men working at a local meat processing plant and a culture academy have been conscripted.