Shells «Gradov» hit the hospital and train station in Donetsk // Beijing will stop cooperation with the United States
Starting from 5th of August, the Ukrainian forces shell Donetsk with MLSR ’Grad’. The hospital in the Kuibyshevski district, and local train station, were hit — the ’Donbass Today’ reported and specified that the hospital Number 17 was hit by the Ukrainian attackers. 155mm rockets from MLRS ’Grad’ were aimed exactly at the hospital. Some of the visitors with children and women in labor were wounded. Earlier the Ukrainian forces had attacked the Petrovsky district of the city. A local little girl and a woman were wounded by the shrapnel. Artillery attacks on the central railway station in Donetsk took place on 5th of August. A Ukrainian shell hit the roof of the central building of the Donetsk railway station — a fire broke out as the result. The eyewitnesses reported about one wounded person on the forecourt.
The artillery plays the key role in the confrontation in Ukraine. Along with the modern artillery systems — some obsolete artillery guns also take part in the battles. The 1st Army Corps of the DPR use ’MT-12 Rapira’ anti-tank guns near the town of Avdeevka. The main attention of the mass media that covers the events in Ukraine is currently concentrated on the suburbs of Donetsk. The DPR forces, supported by the Russian forces, are fighting for the settlements of Avdeevka and Peski. Artillery is being actively used in the battles. The DPR forces use ’MT-12 Rapira’ anti-tank guns to destroy the Ukrainian fortifications. Those 100mm guns have been in the mass production for over 70 years.
The command posts of 2 Ukrainian brigades, located near the town of Seversk, plus weapons and ammo depots, located near the towns of Seversk, Konstantinovka, and Artemovsk, were destroyed by the Russian air force — the Russian Ministry of Defense reported. «Over the past day, 4 command posts of the 58th motorized infantry brigade, located in Artemovsk, and the 54th mechanized brigade, near Seversk, were hit» — the ministry stated and added that 2 depots of rocket and artillery weapons and ammo, located near Konstantinovka and Artemovsk, were destroyed as well. During the counter-battery fight near the towns of Dzerzhinsk, Novgorodsky, and Nikolaevka, 3 platoons of ’D-30’ artillery were suppressed on their firing positions.
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan had negotiations in Sochi — the RIA NEWS reported. At the beginning of the meeting, Vladimir Putin noted that the ’Turkish Stream’ is working properly and without any failures, unlike all other pipes used to sell the Russian gas and oil. Putin thanked Erdogan for resolving the issue of the grain supplies from Ukraine. Erdogan replied that the presidents will have to open a new page in the matters of cooperation. «I include the issues of the energy cooperation, issues of the grain exports in the Black Sea, the tourism, and the regional matters in that cooperation» — Erdogan explained. The Press Secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, stated that Putin and Erdogan will pay attention to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and Syria. The presidents are expected to discuss in details the matter of the Russian-Turkish cooperation, including the possible further expansion of trade and economic connections. An another topic could be the military-technical cooperation.
China announced the plan to cancel the cooperation with the USA in a number of areas, including the high-level military dialogue, and the contacts between the regional commands. All because of the visit of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan. China has imposed sanctions against Nansi Pelosi and her family. The Chinese Foreign Ministry noted that China is ending the climate change negotiations with the USA, suspends the cooperation on cross-border crime, and the repatriation of the illegal migrants. Beijing also canceled a working meeting between the representatives of the Chinese and US defense ministries.
6 Israel — The Gaza Strip
The IDF conducts counter-terrorism operation in the Gaza Strip — the IDF press service reported. «The IDF gave a permission for the publication of the name of the operation, ’Dawn’. It is being conducted against the terrorists of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad» — the report stated. The IDF strikes their targets in the Gaza Strip. A state of emergency was announced until 20:00 of Saturday in the 80-kilometer zone around the sector. Gathering of more than 10 people in an open area is forbidden. Gathering of more than 50 people indoors is forbidden. Educational activities are canceled. The «Islamic Jihad» reported the death of one of their commanders as a result of an Israeli air strike. The enclave’s Ministry of Health reported about 2 dead and 19 injured people from the attacks — the RIA NEWS reported. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS