Al Jazeera appears to be like on the primary occasions that marked the twenty third week of the conflict in Ukraine:
In Ukraine’s japanese Donetsk province, Russian forces concentrate on attacking Siversk and Bakhmut. Ukrainian normal employees report unsuccessful Russian makes an attempt to assault Verkhnokamyanske, east of Siversk. The overall employees additionally say Ukrainian forces repelled Russian efforts to advance on Bakhmut in Soledar, Semihirya and Berestove.
Within the north, the Derhachi metropolis council experiences heavy combating in varied settlements north of the town of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest.
Ukrainian forces harm the Antonivka car and rail bridges utilizing HIMARS rocket artillery, rendering them unusable for heavy army transport. This helps minimize off ahead Russian positions in Kherson, in Ukraine’s south.
Additionally within the south, Russian forces try restricted offensives in Davydiv Brid and Bilohirka however withdraw.
Ukraine’s normal employees say its forces pushed again a Russian assault on Bakhmut within the japanese Donetsk area and inflicted losses. In addition they report a Russian reconnaissance-in-force northwest of Sloviansk, which is repelled.
Russian forces are redeploying from Luhansk and Kharkiv to Kherson within the south, in keeping with the final employees. Ukrainian forces repel an assault at Brukivka-Bikohirka in Kherson. Ukraine’s southern command says Russian forces unleashed a barrage of S-300, Hurricane, Grad and Kalibr missiles in a single day towards principally non-military targets.
America Senate passes a nonbinding decision calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to recognise Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, alongside Iran, North Korea and Cuba.
Ukrainian defenders cease a Russian reconnaissance-in-force mission exterior Verkhnokamyansk on the Donetsk entrance line.
Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai says Ukrainian defenders additionally repelled six Russian assaults within the province, which Russia declared conquered on July 3. Haidai says HIMARS rocket artillery has gone a good distance in direction of defanging the Russian offensive and says it has “misplaced momentum”.
Ukraine’s normal employees say defenders additionally inflicted heavy losses on Russian forces which unsuccessfully tried to storm Soledar, Vershyn and Semihirya, all east of Bakhmut. Additional south, Ukraine repelled assaults on Avdiivka and different settlements in Donetsk.
Ukraine’s southern command says its forces destroyed two Russian ammunition warehouses in Berislav and Kherson districts.
Russian forces south of the Dnieper river hearth rocket artillery into Nikopol in a single day. The hearth is prone to have come from Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant, the place Russian forces are utilizing radioactive amenities as cowl.
Fifty Ukrainian prisoners of conflict are killed when their detention facility is blown up in Olenivka, in Donetsk. Russia says Ukraine focused its personal males. Ukraine says Russia blew up its personal penal colony “to cowl up conflict crimes”.
Vadym Skibitsky, deputy head of Ukraine’s army intelligence, tells Kyiv tv channel that Russia’s lack of educated and skilled officers is hampering its efforts to lift a brand new military corps and new battalions.
Suspected Russian Iskander missiles hit the city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk, killing at the least one civilian and wounding 5 others.
Ukraine’s normal employees say a three-pronged assault on Semihirya in japanese Donetsk failed, as did a collection of floor assaults alongside the japanese entrance. They report “systematic shelling” alongside the complete entrance.
Ukraine’s air pressure says it destroyed two Russian command posts and ammunition depots in unspecified places, killing dozens.
Haidai says Ukrainian saboteurs destroyed a switching management field at Svatove on a railway line utilized by Russian forces to maneuver ammunition, demonstrating that native resistance just isn’t quashed deep inside Russian-controlled territory.
Russia’s power big Gazprom cuts off pure fuel provides to Latvia, after the nation refuses to pay for the fuel in roubles to a Russian financial institution, as specified by President Vladimir Putin.
Al Jazeera experiences that 16 ships are loaded with grain and able to go away Odesa port.
On the japanese entrance, Ukrainian defenders thwart Russian makes an attempt to “enhance their tactical place” underneath air cowl within the Bakhmut space.
A hail of a dozen Russian missiles hits Mykolaiv. One in all them kills Oleksiy Vadatursky, a Ukrainian grain tycoon who performed a key position in negotiating the resumption of grain shipments, in what many native officers advised Al Jazeera was a focused assassination. Ukraine’s southern command says Russian forces additionally fired two cruise missiles and 50 Grad missiles into Nikopol.
A presumed Ukrainian drone flies into Russia’s Black Sea fleet headquarters in Sevastopol on Russia’s Navy Day, wounding 5 individuals.
Putin indicators a brand new naval doctrine casting the US as Russia’s principal rival. He publicizes the deployment inside a number of months of Russia’s new Zircon ship-launched missile, which travels at 9 occasions the velocity of sound. As a part of the brand new doctrine, Russia intends to strengthen the Black Sea fleet and its infrastructure in Crimea.
Ukraine’s normal employees say their troopers repel Russian assaults on Avdiivka and Pisky, cities within the enamel of the Russian entrance line in japanese Donetsk. Russian forces launch an assault on Bakhmut. There are not any assaults on Siversk or Sloviansk for the primary time in days, probably a results of troops’ redeployments to the southern entrance.
The commander of Ukraine’s floor forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, tells troops within the east they’ve inflicted such losses on Russia’s seventeenth battalion tactical group, it needed to be despatched again to Russian for restoration and replenishment.
Third brother within the Lengthy Hand household – MLRS MARS II from Germany – has arrived in Ukraine.
Thanks to Germany and personally to my colleague #DefenceMinister Christine Lambrecht for these programs.
Our artillerymen salute our German companions!
— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) August 1, 2022
Ukrainian defence minister Oleksyi Reznikov says 4 HIMARS programs have arrived, bringing the Ukrainian complete to 16. The US had introduced it was sending the programs on July 20. Reznikov additionally says items of the MARS II MLRS system have arrived from Germany. It is a European variant of the M270 rocket artillery system, which is the same as two HIMARS programs.
Russian forces shell Mykolaiv metropolis in a single day, hanging dozens of properties, places of work and public buildings, and inflicting an unspecified variety of deaths and accidents, say Ukraine’s police. Russian forces additionally shell civilian areas of Dnipropetrovsk in a single day, damaging eight homes and injuring two individuals.
In a counterattack, Ukrainian marines seize 9 Russian troopers, a lawyer and an officer on the southern entrance.
Ukrainian infrastructure minister Oleksandr Kubrakov says the primary ship with Ukrainian grain following a July 22 settlement to raise a Russian blockade is to go away port. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni is to hold 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian corn from Odesa to Tripoli in Lebanon.
Ukrainian army intelligence says Russia hid losses from a Ukrainian strike towards the resort Krasnii Luch, within the city of Khrustalnyi in occupied Luhansk, the place Russian troopers had been billeted.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk says the federal government has begun obligatory evacuations of civilians in Donetsk.
The top of Mykolaiv’s state administration Vitaly Kim says Russian forces shell Mykolaiv metropolis twice in a single day with Smerch and S-300 anti-air rockets. A safety guard is wounded.
Vadym Skibitskyi, Ukraine’s deputy head of army intelligence, says Russia has despatched a battalion tactical group of paratroopers to Crimea, aspiring to deploy them in Kherson and Zaporizhia. Ukrainian partisan teams in Crimea have gotten more and more energetic, he says, anticipating a return to Ukrainian management.
Russian forces shell Dnipropetrovsk area in central Ukraine in a single day, inflicting accidents and harm to homes, vehicles and an influence line.
In an interview with the Livy Bereg web site, the pinnacle of the Ukrainian Defence Procurement Company, Denys Sharapov, says the physique is working to create clear fee and procurement mechanisms to hurry up the availability of weapons to Ukraine. The company was arrange in early July for this objective, suggesting that transparency points could have dogged Ukraine’s skill to utilize beneficiant monetary army help from the US and the European Union. “I’m creating an company that can work in keeping with NATO requirements and make any ‘tough’ schemes unattainable,” Sharapov says.
The US publicizes a brand new $550m package deal of army support, together with 75,000 155mm shells and HIMARS rockets.
Russian defence minister Sergey Shoigu says Russian forces have destroyed six US-supplied HIMARS launch programs through the conflict. Ukraine’s southern commander Andriy Kovalchuk denies the declare. Ukraine and the US have denied comparable claims prior to now.
The Razoni anchors off Turkey’s coast 36 hours after leaving Odesa.