News & Events
Ukrainian Freedom Digest: August, 12
- Posted by: Admin
The stronger is the spirit of the people, the stronger is our country!
Greetings from Ukraine! We, the Training Center of the QATestlab, continue to inform you about the war happening in Ukraine. As the brightest moments come after the darkest ones, Ukrainians are full of hope that the dawn of victory is soon happening.
Here are the digest of the events that happened in Ukraine for the last two weeks:
On the morning of 29 July, Russian-aligned propaganda media reported the shelling of a prison camp in Olenivka, Donetsk Oblast, reporting that at least 53 PoWs were killed. Later on the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) disclosed intercepted telephone conversations in which Russian occupiers confirm that Russian troops were responsible for the explosion in the prison camp in Russian-occupied Olenivka, which killed at least 53 Ukrainian PoWs.The former commander of the Azov Regiment, Maksym Zhorin reported that the identities of killed in the explosion in occupied Olenivka have been confirmed. Azov Regiment itself has reacted to such a rather non-human action done by the occupiers side, promising to make them pay back. Zhorin also believes that the UN and the ICRC, as guarantors of the health and lives of military personnel who have been transferred from Azovstal and detained in Olenivka later, must find an opportunity to affect this situation.
The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic announced the Azov trials on which Ukrainian captives are to be trialed. “The first tribunal will take place in Mariupol, and it will be organized before the end of summer,” stated Denis Pushilin, head of the self-proclaimed DPR. Pushilin also said that a trial in Mariupol would be open to media and to international representatives: “The task is to hold the most open trial possible, so that no one has any doubts”. Moreover, there have been photo materials that depict cells built in the building of Mariupol’s Philharmonics that have been built specifically for the Azov captives and according to the opinion of the ordinary citizens of Ukraine over this, this is an extremely insane thing to experience in 21-th century.
Around 500 Russian troops are currently at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant with heavy vehicles and moreover the plant is being used as a base. Energoatom’s chief, Petro Kotin, confirmed in an interview that last week’s Russian shelling had damaged three lines that connect the Zaporizhzhia plant to the Ukrainian grid and that Russia wanted to connect the facility to its grid. The shelling landed near storage facilities for spent fuel, which is an area that has 174 containers of highly radioactive material. It seems like the whole world understands the seriousness of the situation, except the occupants army, whose commander of the garrison Major General Valeriy Vasiliev recently stated in his post: “We do not hide this from the enemy [Ukrainian forces]. We warned them. […] We are ready for the consequences.” Due to the 11-th of August, the UN chief as well as G7 members urge immediate halt to military activity near the Ukraine nuclear power plant.
Fate of Grains
A senior U.N. official stated on the 10 of August that a deal to move stranded Ukrainian grain that had been blocked in silos and Black Sea ports is working well, with more than 370,000 tons of food stuff moved in the first week.The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni is on its way from Odesa to Lebanon with more than 26,000 tons of corn on board.
It all became possible due to the deal among the officials from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations.The shipping agreement mentioned abocalls for safe passage of cargo ships traveling from ports in southern Ukraine through waters of the Black Sea that Russia has controlled since its invasion of Ukraine.
The world continues to support Ukraine
U.S. President Joe Biden has said he wants Ukraine to defeat Russia and has supplied billions of dollars of arms to Kyiv but U.S.officials do not want a direct confrontation between U.S. and Russian soldiers. American support is as noticeable as European one. Beside that, on August 8, the Ambassador of Ukraine in Turkey, Vasyl Bodnar, announced the construction of a Bayraktar factory in Ukraine. He confirmed that the owner of the Turkish company, Baykar, had already established a company in Ukraine, purchased land and developed a manufacturing plant project.
However, each token of help is important for us. It doesn’t matter whether it is some big donation or small; or whether it is a post share or an actual research project. You help us win this war. And your help won’t be forgotten.
Glory to Ukraine!
Glory to its heroes!