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Ukrainian Freedom Digest: July, 8
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It has been 4 months and 1 week since Ukrainians woke up in the harsh reality of «brotherhood love». Some fled, some remained in the motherland, some headed to defend their country, however all of them clearly understood what Ukraine means to them and how they can be helpful. We continue sharing the truth about what is happening in Ukraine, by posting our digest on the media battlefield. As for the 4-th months of the war, there are the following highlights:
As Russian forces consolidate their hold on the Luhansk region, they are also stepping up artillery and other forms of bombardment in Donetsk, with the area around Sloviansk a major target. Here are more detailed highlights: Russian troops are trying to conduct an assault on areas north and northeast of Sloviansk, with several settlements coming under fire from artillery and multiple rocket launchers.
Occupants forces are within 6 or 7 kilometers (3-4 miles) of Bakhmut, which they would have to take in order to launch a concerted offensive against the roughly 45% of Donetsk region that is still in Ukrainian hands. There is rather tense air caused by shelling in the settlements around the city of Kharkiv. Local authorities said a boarding school was hit by shells overnight but reported no casualties. Fights, in order to protect recent gains, continue in Kherson. The General Staff said in the Dobryanks region “our soldiers almost completely destroyed the enemy’s sabotage and reconnaissance group and successfully repelled the enemy assault that followed it”. The Odesa military regional administration stated that two missiles had been fired at Ukrainian infrastructure, destroying two agricultural storage sites.
Brave hearts defend Ukraine:
As the Russian raid hits Kramatorsk and a lot of casualties are reported, the Ukrainian army continues to fight back bravely and non-frightened. As it was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy – Ukrainian forces advancing in Russian-occupied areas. Zelenskyy has told Ukrainians his troops are advancing in areas of the country occupied by Russian forces, particularly in the southern regions of Kherson and Zaporizhia. Beside that, the Western weapons are “working”, the President of Ukraine said the Western artillery they have received has “started working very powerfully.” In his nightly address on Wednesday, the President said the military was able to strike “depots and other spots that are important for the logistics of the occupiers,” and this “significantly reduces the offensive potential of the Russian army”.
The Ukrainian flag is again up above the Zmiiny Island in the Black Sea, days after Russian troops left, stated Serhii Bratchuk, spokesman of the Odesa military administration. The reclaimed island has hoisted the flag with a direct message to the occupants, it says: “Remember the Russian warship … Zmiiny [Snake] Island — this is Ukraine!”. Russian forces left Snake Island last week after it was heavily bombarded and its air defenses destroyed.
For months, Ukraine and allied countries have been trying to soften a growing food crisis caused by Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports, with Moscow being accused of using food as a weapon of war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said up to 60 million tons of grain could be stuck in the country by the fall if it continues to face blocked exports. Russia has repeatedly denied it is blocking the ports or stealing grain.
The Russian merchant ship, Zhibek Zholy, had carried the grain from the occupied port of Berdiansk to the Turkish port of Karasu. Turkey ignored a request to arrest the vessel and cargo and the ship was released on July 6, according to a ministry statement on Thursday.
As Ukrainian allies come together to buy weapons for Ukraine, as Ukrainians crowd-fund it and the International Government supports our side, we believe that victory is coming. It might feel as if it is far, but we are the only ones who measure the distance by fighting on the battlefield in Severodonetsk, by donating money, by sharing the post or simply by educating ourselves about the war situation in Ukraine. Help us make one step closer to victory.
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