The departure of the first caravan of ships with grain and provocative shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant by Russian Forces. The Main News on August 5

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TOP NEWS: Russian Forces shelled two districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region overnight and are relentlessly attacking Mykolaiv. In the south, the Ukrainian military eliminated 39 personnel of the Russian Forces and destroyed four S-300 systems. Canadian instructors will train the Ukrainian soldiers in Britain. The EU introduced new sanctions against Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The first caravan of ships with Ukrainian corn leaves the port of Ukraine


The first caravan of vessels with Ukrainian grain departed from the ports of Odesa and Chornomorsk

There are 57,000 tons of Ukrainian corn on board three bulk carriers NAVI STAR, ROJEN, and POLARNET. Grain goes to Turkey, Great Britain, and Ireland.

Russian Forces shelled two districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region overnight

Russian Forces shelled with “Grad” MLRS, “Uragan” MLRS, barrel artillery, and there was also a hit by a Kh-59 missile. Residential houses, farm buildings, and civilian vehicles were damaged.

Russian Forces continue to shell Mykolaiv

Overnight, the city was shelled with cluster munitions, and in the morning – with “Pion” long-range artillery. Residential buildings were damaged.

In the afternoon, Russian Forces struck the city again. The shelling led to the significant destruction of residential quarters. At least twenty-two civilians were injured.

A long curfew is being introduced in the city. The restrictions apply for two days: from 11 PM on August 5 to 5 AM on August 8.

Russian Forces are provocatively shelling the ZNPP and Enerhodar

Three hits were recorded at the Zaporizhzhia NPP site, near one of the power units. Russian Forces have seriously damaged the nitrogen-oxygen station and the combined auxiliary building, and have also hit the high-voltage line of the autotransformer. There is a risk of hydrogen leakage and sputtering of radioactive substances.

Russian Forces fired on the residential quarters of the temporarily occupied Enerhodar from the ZNPP.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces eliminated 39 personnel of the Russian Forces and four S-300 systems in the south

In addition, the Ukrainian military destroyed a radar station, a mortar, armored vehicles, and three warehouses storing the ammunition of Russian Forces. The Ukrainian Armed Forces also destroyed a Russian stronghold in the temporarily occupied part of the Mykolaiv region.

Canadian instructors are going to Britain to train Ukrainian soldiers

Up to 225 military instructors will train recruits from Ukraine in patrolling tactics, first aid, and weapons handling.

The European Union introduced new sanctions against Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr

The decision on sanctions against Yanukovych was adopted because of “their role in undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine and the stability and security of the state.”

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