Russian sappers cannot start demining in Artemivsk due to shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Photo: Alexander KOTS
The nationalists are being hit in all directions.
The grouping of troops “South” in the Donetsk direction destroyed the ammunition depot of the 24 mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, up to one company, four armored vehicles, two pickup trucks, self-propelled guns “Akatsiya”. The grouping of troops “Vostok” in the South-Donetsk direction inflicted such damage on the enemy: up to 150 nationalists, five armored personnel carriers, two cars, two D-20 howitzers. The “Western” grouping of troops in the Kupyansk direction disabled more than 65 militants, infantry fighting vehicles and two vehicles. More than one platoon and eight vehicles were destroyed in the direction of Kherson. Air defense forces intercepted five S-200 air defense missiles and 8 Ukrainian drones.
Why can’t they start clearing mines in Artemovsk?
Denis Pushilin, head of the DPR, said that Russian sappers could not start clearing mines in Artemovsk (Bakhmut) due to shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On the air of Russia-24, the head of the republic said: “Artemovsk continues to be shelled rather chaotically. So far, the civil services have not started their work and the planned demining. The enemy is trying to delay this process as much as possible. Now a subdivision has been transferred there, which can avoid this delay.
The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Lugansk direction are huge
Andrei Marochko, a retired LPR People’s Militia lieutenant colonel, said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces suffered heavy losses of personnel and equipment over the past week in the direction of Lugansk. In the past seven days, Russian troops have repelled some 72 nationalist attacks and stopped the actions of 16 sabotage and reconnaissance groups. In addition, the Russian army liquidated 2.6 thousand Ukrainian and foreign fighters in the Lugansk tactical direction, destroyed 92 vehicles, 13 tanks, and also destroyed 54 armored fighting vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Mom told you, Jan, don’t go to the Luhansk region, they will get hurt.
Militants drive prisoners to minefields
A Russian volunteer with the call sign “Topaz”, who was in Ukrainian captivity, said that our prisoners of war were being driven in front of the Kiev units advancing to “clear the mines” in the direction of Zaporozhye. “Topaz” was captured by the “Rock” unit in the Donetsk direction. He said that the Ukrainian sadists constantly humiliated and beat him, forced him to dig defensive structures. Then the “Rock” unit moved in the direction of Zaporozhye. Topaz told RIA Novosti: “They woke me up at three in the morning and sent me on a mission with a group of Ukrainian soldiers. They took two of us as demining. For us to move on, and if someone suddenly exploded, then I and the second prisoner who was walking behind me would explode. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are following in the footsteps of their “German colleagues” from the punitive units that set foot here 80 years ago.
The Ukrainians adapted the S-200 air defense system for attacks on objects in Russia
Viktor Afzalov, chief of the General Staff of the Aerospace Forces, informed the commander of the joint group of troops Valery Gerasimov that one of the S-200 missiles launched by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on July 9 was aimed at the Crimean bridge. According to the colonel general, Russian air defense systems destroyed two S-200 missiles, and two more of the same missiles were repulsed by electronic warfare. There are no casualties and no destruction, Afzalov emphasized. Army General Gerasimov instructed to pay special attention to the identification and destruction of S-200 positions. And it is easier to deal with them than with the S-300 – it cannot be quickly transferred from one place to another.
‘Russian spies’ caught with Ukrainian passports in Poland
The press service of the Polish Internal Security Agency reported that a citizen with a Ukrainian passport was detained, suspected of spying for … the Russian Federation. The suspect was arrested on June 21, but for some reason they decided to notify him 20 days later. He became the fifteenth to be charged by the Polish authorities with “participation in an organized criminal group associated with espionage activities.” The detainee has been in Poland since 2019. According to investigators, he supervised “the country’s critical infrastructure and military installations.” Also in June, a Russian hockey player was arrested in Poland, also suspected of spying for Russia. Yes, the Polish secret services also want to eat and need to somehow justify the gloomy existence of him.
Young Ukrainian refugee murdered in Bergen, Norway
The Nettavisen publication reports that a 30-year-old Ukrainian refugee was killed in a hotel in Bergen, Norway. The crime took place at the Magic Hotel Solheimsviken. Ukrainian refugees live there. The woman was found by hotel staff in one of the rooms. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. She died an hour and a half later. A native of Azerbaijan, also 30, is suspected of the murder. He and the victim have a common child. The suspect denies his guilt. He was sent for a forensic medical examination. The friendship of the peoples did not work out.
The Germans are going to supply kyiv with ammunition.
Armin Papperger, head of defense company Rheinmetall, said his company will increase ammunition production to meet 60% of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ needs for shells. Papperger said that the concern intends to increase shell production from 100,000 to 600,000 per year by 2024. He noted that increasing ammunition production now remains a priority, more important than the production of new military equipment. And Kyiv will be happy.
Italian sappers will help the Ukrainians.
Italy is ready to help the Independents with the cleansing of the independent territory. Deputy Prime Minister Antonio Tajani said: “Italy will make its knowledge available. During missions in Afghanistan, Lebanon and other countries, mines, including improvised ones, were used, making them more difficult to clear.” And the Italian sappers are ready to share their experience. He just didn’t say where exactly they will share it. Maybe start from Odessa?
Electronic cigarettes are prohibited in the independent
As of Tuesday, July 11, a law that prohibits the sale, production and import of cigarettes, tobacco and flavored e-liquids will enter into force in the Independent. The document establishes an exception for the production of said products, allowing their manufacture in order to export them later. I won’t poison myself, so let others smoke ’til they’re blue?