Events, politicians' statements, Defense Ministry reports
The Armed Forces of Ukraine dealt another blow in the area of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Europe needs a new strategy in the Ukrainian conflict, aimed at peace. In the Zaporozhye region, a decree was signed on the creation of a commission that will hold a referendum on joining Russia. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the export of grain via the Black Sea will begin in the coming days. The US is ready to provide Ukraine with as many HIMARS as needed. Read online of the previous day of the special operation here.
Donetsk News Agency
12:19 Chapter In Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov urged Ukrainians to “get rid of the Zelensky noodles of pseudo-patriotism” in order to avoid a declaration of war by Russia.
12:06State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that the regions of the LPR would be assigned to the Russian deputies. People's deputies will receive voters in accordance with the concluded patronage agreements.
11:16 Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Andriy Yermak announced the US intention to transfer 25-30 rocket systems to Kyiv salvo fire HIMARS and MLRS, spare parts and other equipment.
11:11Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that a Ukrainian military boat was destroyed by a Kalibr missile in the port of Odessa.
10:47 and Kherson regions. Rosgvardeytsy ensured the safety of nine humanitarian convoys of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation. 330 tons of food were distributed in settlements of Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. More than 45,000 civilians received food and basic necessities.
10:21“Gazprom” through Ukraine supplies gas in the volume confirmed by the Ukrainian side to the GIS “Sudzha”. As of July 24, this is 41.2 million cubic meters. Application for GIS “Sohranivka” was rejected. The data were reported by the official representative of “Gazprom” Sergey Kupriyanov.
9:45 Kyiv again shelled the area of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station in the Kherson region. There is damage to the bridge, the power plant itself was not damaged. The shelling was carried out from the American HIMARS MLRS.
9:24 Four foreigners who fought on the side of the Ukrainian military were killed in the Donbass in a week, Politico reports. These are Swedish citizen Edward Patrignani, Americans Luc “Skywalker” Lucishin and Brian Young, as well as Canadian Emile Antoine Roy-Sirois. They died as a result of shelling on July 18 near the village of Grigorievka. The data on two dead US citizens was confirmed by the US State Department.
9:00 Former US President Donald Trump said that the States continue to withdraw money from the country and help Ukraine, despite external debt of $35 trillion.