FSB officers detained a Ukrainian military intelligence agent in the city of Kursk
1 Ukraine The power from the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant is no longer being delivered to the Kiev-controlled areas, since the Ukrainian forces cut off the last transmission line on 25th of August. Currently the energy is being supplied only to the liberated areas of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions — Vladimir Rogov reported. There are only 4 power lines leading towards the Ukrainian-controlled territories. 3 of them were destroyed due to the on-going intense fighting in the area. Vladimir Rogov noted that «on 25th of August, the last, 4th line was destroyed. The physical means to transfer the energy to the right bank of the Dnieper river is gone» — he explained. Rogov specified that several times the workers from the liberated regions tried to repair those power lines, but it became too dangerous today. According to him, the situation around the NPP is «being controlled. The electricity is being generated, and it is being delivered directly to the liberated territories of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions».
2 Russia The FSB detained a Ukrainian spy in the Russian city of Kursk. According to the FSB — the man collected the data about the Russian military facilities. During the interrogation he admitted that he was hired at the start of 2018. His general task was to observe the Russian military officers, in particular, from the local air base, and their families as well. His mission was to collect the compromising evidence to blackmail the servicemen. The spy had special devices from his Ukrainian curators. His computer and mobile phone had manuals on sniper training and survival.
3 The Republic of Donbass The Ukrainian forces shelled the LPR town of Stakhanov — they fired about 10 rockets from US-made MLRS. The city of Donetsk was attacked as well — the Ukrainian Nazis hit the Kievski and Kuibyshevki districts of the city. The DPR was attacked more than 40 times over the past day. 2 civilians died, several people were injured. 6 settlements in total were attacked. Tens of houses and civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged. The fire at the ’’Stirol’’ chemical plant in Gorlovka was finally extinguished on 25th of August. The fire started after a direct hit of a Ukrainian shell or a rocket. The factory’s director stated that there is no risk of chemical contamination.
4 Russia — Latvia The Russian Foreign Ministry has responded to the calls from the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, to isolate the Russian-speaking residents who are disloyal to the country. The Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, stated that the statements of Egils Levits are unacceptable. They violate all the generally accepted moral, ethical, and humanitarian norms. «There is a clear plan to stimulate the chauvinist and xenophobic mood in Latvia, and start a witch hunt against the Russian community» — Maria Zakharova stated. The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed a hope that the «representatives of international human rights structures will find the courage and integrity to assess the statements of the Latvian president». On 24th of August, Egils Levits made a call to isolate a part of the Russian-speaking society that is disloyal to the state.
5 Syria The US forces reported that they were able to inflict casualties on the pro-Iranian Shia Muslim militias in Syria. The ’Al-Hadath’ reported while citing a statement from the US Army Central Command that on 25th of August there were attacks on the pro-Iranian bases in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. The decision to strike was made in accordance with the order of Joe Biden, made in a response to the shelling of the American facilities in Syria.
6 Ukraine On 26th of August the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Ukrainian 53rd and 93rd Mechanized Brigades suffered huge loses of manpower. They left their positions in the DPR and in the Kharkov region. The ministry also reported about the destruction of 1 fuel depot, and 5 weapons depots. Over the past day, the Russian air forces hit 9 Ukrainian control points. The Ukrainian 25th Airborne Brigade near Seversk, and the Ukrainian 101st Territorial defense brigade near Yakovlevka were hit by the Russian forces. Ukraine lost 50 servicemen. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS