The Belgorod region was shelled. There are dead and wounded
1 Russia The Ukrainian forces shelled an ammo depot in the Belgorod region — the Russian Investigative Committee reported. «After a Ukrainian shelling of the village of Oktyabrsky, in the Belgorod region, an ammo depot exploded due to an ammo detonation. According to the preliminary data — there are dead and wounded» — the press service of the Investigative Committee reported. The law enforcement agencies reported that some National Guard servicemen were among the dead. A criminal case was opened on the fact of the attack. The Russian air defense forces shot down some rockets above Novooskolsky district — the TASS reported. Pieces of rockets fell near the local railroad. Some power lines were damaged. The train traffic has been suspended for a while. There were no casualties.
2 Donbass The Russian forces took the initiative in the Krasnolimansky direction, and are holding the liberated settlements. The Ukrainian forces tried to cross the Zherebets River in order to capture the villages of Stelmahovka and Rozovka, in the LPR. The Russian artillery and air force repelled the Ukrainian attacks near the river. The group ’’Bars-13’’ took control of the dominant heights in Chervono-popovka and Peschanny. Ukraine still could send the main forces to the town of Svatovo for an attack on the flank of the Kremensky front. So far the Ukrainian attacks at Olshan, Kislovka, and Raigorodka were unsuccessful.
3 Ukraine The Russian air force has carried out air strikes against the military command and energy facilities in the Kiev and Kharkov regions — the Russian Defense Ministry reported. «The Russian air force used high-precision weapons in the Kiev and Kharkov regions to destroy the military command and energy system facilities» — the Russian Ministry of Defense specified. The Russian forces hit an arsenal in the Lvov region — the RIA NEWS reported and added that Ukraine kept significant stocks of weapons, military equipment, and ammo, received from the Western countries, in that exact area. The Russian Ministry of Defense clarified that the strike was carried out with long-range high-precision sea-based weapons. 6 warehouses of ammo, rockets, and artillery weapons were destroyed in the Kharkov and Nikolaev regions of Ukraine, and in some areas of DPR and Zaporozhye region, currently occupied by Ukraine.
4 Russia — Ukraine The deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, stated that the residents of the Kherson region should move to a safe distance from hostilities to other Russian regions in order to not complicate the tasks of the military. “The presence of a large number of civilians makes it difficult for the military to operate. The civilian population should be located at a safe distance from the hostilities in order to not interfere with the military» — he stated on his Telegram channel. He added that on the right bank of the Dnieper, the Russian forces are holding back the daily attempts of the Ukrainian forces to break through the defenses and launch an attack on the settlements of the Kherson region, including the city of Kherson — the RIA NEWS reported. At the same time, the Acting Governor of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, underlined that he gives a recommendation — anyone can leave at free will.
5 Ukraine The results of the negotiations between IAEA Director General, Rafael Grossi, and Vladimir Putin became known. Rafael Grossi made a statement that it is necessary to ensure the safety of the Zaporozhye NPP. He called the shelling of the energy facility to be unacceptable. During the meeting with the head of the IAEA, Vladimir Putin explained the situation with the nuclear power plant, which is the biggest in Europe. Rafael Grossi noted the progress in the intensive consultations with Moscow and Kiev on the issue of the safety of the nuclear facility. He is sure that the creation of the ZNPP protection zone became closer. He didn’t name any specific proposals of the parties.
6 Turkey After the meeting in Astana, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that an international gas hub will be built in Turkey as soon as possible. Erdogan noted that Turkey already has a hub for a gas distribution all over the country, but the new project will be international. Erdogan added that he and Putin instructed the delegations of the two countries to quickly begin the work on the project. «Our Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, as well as Russia, will work on this issue and present it to us. Then we will take the next step. There is no need to wait» — Erdogan explained. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS