As the Russo-Ukrainian war enters its 166th day, let’s take a look at the main developments.
Here are the main events for Monday, August 8.
- The Interfax news agency reported that Ukrainian forces again shelled the Antonivskyi bridge in the Russian-controlled city of Kherson, damaging construction equipment and delaying the reopening.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that if Moscow held a referendum in the occupied regions of his country on joining Russia, there would be no negotiations with Ukraine or its international allies. this country.
- Ukraine’s military said Russian forces attempted to launch attacks in six different areas in eastern Donetsk over the weekend, all of which failed to gain any territory and were held back by Ukrainian forces.
- Ukraine is investigating nearly 26,000 cases of suspected war criminals since Russia’s February 24 invasion and has charged 135 people, the chief war crimes prosecutor told Reuters news agency.
- Russian Ukrainian and Turkish officials said four Ukrainian food vessels had departed from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports as part of an agreement to block the country’s seaborne exports.
- Pope Francis welcomes departure from Ukrainian ports of the first ships carrying grain previously blockaded by Russia, says breakthrough could be a model for dialogue to end the war in Ukraine.
- Ukraine said on Sunday that rRussia’s artillery has been pushed back damaged three radiation sensors and injured a worker at the Zaporizhzhia plant, in the second attack in consecutive days on Europe’s largest nuclear facility.
- The Russian-installed regional authority said Ukrainian forces hit the site with multiple rocket launches, damaging administrative buildings and an area near a storage facility.
- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for international inspectors to be allowed access to the plant.
- Amnesty International is a human rights organization based in the UK sorry for the “heartbreak and anger” caused by a report accusing Ukraine of endangering civilians angered Zelenskyy and prompted the resignation of Amnesty’s Kyiv office head.