International edition Federal News Agency reports on the situation in Ukraine and Donbass by the evening of 6 August.
Statements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Defense of Russia in a daily briefing reported that during the day in the area of Belogorka (Kherson region), the deployment point of the 46th Airmobile Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was hit by air strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces and fire from artillery units. As a result, over 400 nationalists were killed. Also, the positions of the 63rd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of Andreevka, Lozovoye and Dolgovy (Kherson region) were hit by high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces, more than 70 nationalists were killed, about 150 were injured.
In Vyvodovo (Dnepropetrovsk region), a precision strike was carried out on the stronghold of the “Foreign Legion”, more than 80 foreign mercenaries and 11 units of special equipment were destroyed.
It is noted that against the backdrop of heavy losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Nikolaev direction, servicemen of the units of the 59th motorized infantry and 61st infantry brigades, as well as the 35th marines brigade, refused to carry out the order to attack, leave their positions and desert.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile forces and artillery hit the command post of the 10th mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Druzhkovka region (Donetsk People’s Republic, DPR), manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 135 districts. 2 warehouses of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the areas of Trudovoye and Soledar (DPR). In Zaporozhye, a fuel depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with more than 50,000 tons of fuel for the operational group of troops “Dnepr” was destroyed.
During the counter-battery fight, a platoon of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) “Alder” and American HIMARS in the Pyatigorsk area (Kharkov region) were destroyed. 5 platoons of Grad MLRS, 3 platoons of Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mounts, an artillery platoon of Giacint-B guns and 4 platoons of D-30 howitzers were suppressed in the areas of Avdeevka, Soledar, Seversk, Serebryanka, Bakhmut, Novgorodskoye, Georgievka, Velikaya Novoselka, Laces (DPR), Kalinovka and Dobroe (Nikolaev region).
The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed two Su-25s of the Ukrainian Air Force in a day. One Su-25 was destroyed in an air battle in the Solntsevo area (Kirovograd region), another was shot down by air defense (AD) in the Radgospny area (Kherson region). Also, air defense forces shot down 8 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Kharkiv and Zaporozhye regions in the air. 26 MLRS shells were intercepted in the areas of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, Antonovsky Most, as well as settlements in the Kherson and Kharkov regions.
The People’s Militia of the DPR in the evening report reported that since the beginning of the day, Ukrainian armed formations have fired more than 150 shells from the Grad MLRS, 155, 152 and 122-mm cannon artillery, as well as 120-mm mortars across the territory of the republic.
Areas of 10 settlements were under fire. As a result of the attacks, 2 civilians were killed and 6 more were injured. 16 residential buildings and 4 civil infrastructure facilities were damaged.
Allied forces are mopping up the settlement of Peski, according to information RT, in the morning, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the liberated part of the village with Grad MLRS shells with Petal mines. The offensive is developing in Marinka and Avdiivka. Deputy Minister of Information of the DPR Daniil Bezsonov stated that allied forces drove out Ukrainian units from positions in the south of Maryinka, from where they fired at residential areas of Donetsk.
Investigators of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation examined the place of shelling of a passenger bus in Donetsk, which was hit by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on August 5. As a result of this attack, 3 people were killed, 5 more were injured.
From the beginning of the day, Ukrainian armed formations opened fire on the private sector in Pervomaisk. About shelling informed Izvestia correspondent from the scene. According to him, there were no reports of casualties.
About the shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported and residents of Alchevsk. Mayor Albert Apshev stated that the shell hit a 9-storey residential building. As a result of the attack, 10 people were injured, including 4 children.
People’s Militia Officer Andrey Marochko reported that more than 10 hidden positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were revealed in the area of responsibility of the LPR units per day. The coordinates of the targets were transferred to artillery units for strikes.
Ambassador of the LPR in Russia Rodion Miroshnik commented on reports of the confiscation of Russian assets in Ukraine. According to him, Kyiv’s decree will only spur the active withdrawal of capital from other foreign governments.
Representatives of the Popular Front, with the support of the People’s Militia of the LPR, delivered food packages for the residents of Severodonetsk. In addition, materials were handed over for the restoration of the village of Borovskoye.
Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Alexey Danilov urged “to be patient” in the issue of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He stated that the terms of the operation are set by the military command, and not by “couch” experts who do not have “information about the real situation.”
The European Commission has prepared a new project of assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 8 billion euros. According to the publication Politico, up to 5 billion will be allocated in the form of long-term loans under guarantees provided by the EU countries, the remaining money will be sent in the form of grants.
Dry cargo ship Navistar with grain under the flag of Panama, which left the Ukrainian port the day before, was the first of three ships to arrive in Istanbul and anchored in the Sariyer area. It is expected to be followed by the arrival of the dry cargo ship Polarnet and the ship Rojen under the flag of Malta.
An attempt was made on the life of the deputy head of the local administration in Nova Kakhovka (Kherson region) Vitaly Gur. It was decided to transport the official, who was in serious condition, to the Crimea, but subsequently the media reported the death of the victim. This information was confirmed by the deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region Ekaterina Gubareva.
Ukrainian troops fired on the border settlements of the Kursk region. As the governor of the region Roman Starovoit, the village of Korovyanovka and the Otruba farm were attacked. Not a single projectile, according to him, reached the target, there were no casualties or damage, the points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were suppressed by return fire from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Head of Office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak reported that Kyiv had received tanks and aircraft from North Macedonia. At the same time, he did not forget to reproach the G20 countries for the delay in providing military assistance.
“Many nations today show more courage than half of the G20. Like North Macedonia, with a shoulder in the form of tanks and planes. We will never forget this,” he wrote.
Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi expressed concern over the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which took place on August 5. According to the head of the IAEA, the actions of the Ukrainian troops underlined the “very real” danger of a nuclear catastrophe.
Head of the Nikolaev Regional Council Anna Zamazeeva reported that the authorities of Nikolaev, where a 2-day curfew had been introduced the day before, organized door-to-door tours of all houses in order to identify pro-Russian citizens. According to Zamazeyeva, the residents’ documents and mobile phones are being checked.