The Kakhovskaya HPP was attacked with HIMARS
The deputy head of the new military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, reported that the Ukrainian forces shelled the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. «There was a shelling. In general, the attack was repelled. There were hits, but they were not critical. The Information is being specified» — he stated to the RIA NEWS. He added that the MLRS ’HIMARS’ were used during the attack. It wasn’t the first attack on the hydro-station in Novaya Kakhovka by the Ukrainian forces. For instance, a very strong attack from the night of 11th to 12th of July exploded the local saltpeter warehouses. Some people were killed and injured, at least 400 residential buildings were damaged.
The Russian Deputy Representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, reported that during the recent meeting of the UN Security Council, no country supported the Ukrainian version of the events at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The Ukrainian troops often shell the power plant, while blaming Russia. “We hope that after the recent discussion, during which, for all the obsession with accusations of Russia — no-one really supported the delusional Ukrainian version. Hopefully it’ll deter the Ukrainian leadership from new reckless provocations. The visit of the head of the IAEA, Grossi, to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant will still take place in the very near future. Neither the Ukrainians nor the UN Secretariat will interfere with this visit, no matter how much the Secretariat denies such attempts» — Polyansky reported on his Telegram channel.
The representative of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, Vladimir Rogov, stated that due to the shelling — the energy production at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is minimal. If the strikes continue — the conservation of the station might take place. «There are constant damages to the 750-kilovolts power lines. There is no doubt that the post-Ukrainian territory, controlled by Zelensky, is facing a problem with the electricity. The load on the nuclear power plant is minimal because of them. The power generation is minimal. We try to preserve what is left, so nothing bad happens. Soon the Ukrainian authorities won’t receive anything, because, of course, we will save the nuclear power plant, mothball it, and transfer the energy to the liberated territories» — Vladimir Rogov stated on-air of the ’Russia 24’ TV channel.
The Russian and the DPR forces are conducting successful offensive operations near the towns of Artyomovsk and Soledar. Yevgeny Poddubny, a military reporter, reported that the assault brigades had already took positions near Artyomovsk, where the urban fighting is taking place. The Ukrainian forces are being slowly pushed into the town. The advance on the Ukrainian positions near Soledar continues. According to the intelligence data, a large group of Ukrainian forces is stationed in the town. «Some Ukrainian groups put up some resistance by hiding in the vast salt mines» — the reporter reported.
Ukraine has received an additional batch of MLRS ’M270B1’ from the UK — the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Aleksey Reznikov, reported. «The UK promised, and the UK delivered! More MLRS ’M270’ have arrived to Ukraine» — he stated on Twitter. He also stated that Ukraine will soon receive more «gifts» from the Western countries. Earlier, the UK authorities announced their plans to supply Ukraine with 3 additional MLRS ’M270B1’, on top the transferred batch of 3 same MLRS. The ’M270B1’ is a US-made MLRS on the tracked IVF ’Bradley’. In addition to common rockets, it can also fire tactical missiles.
6 Russia — China
The Chinese Ambassador to Russia, Zhang Hanhui, assured that China will continue to increase the exchange of money in national currencies in trade with Russia — the RIA NEWS quoted his words. «Currently, the sanctions imposed by the USA and other Western countries on Russia have caused some interference in the business cooperation between Russia and China. The authorities of the both countries need to optimize the coordination and the interaction, in order to solve the difficulties of the use of money in trade. China will continue to increase the use of national currencies in trade with Russia. China is ready to make a full use of the financial infrastructure and financial institutions to ensure the stable development of the trade» — Zhang Hanhui concluded. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS