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Russian ammo dump in Nova Kakhovka destroyed, Moscow's cooperation with Iran: last night's highlights
12 July, 2022

In Nova Kakhovka, Ukrainian defenders obliterated a Russian ammunition depot, and the White House announced that Iran was preparing to provide Russia with combat drones. Here is what you may have missed from the previous night.

Russia's probable cooperation with Iran

The US President's national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, stated that Iran is preparing to provide Russia with combat drones and is getting ready to train the Russian military to use them as early as this month.

"Our information indicates that the Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline," said the adviser to the US president on July 11.

Agreement between Russia and Brazil

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said that soon his country will conclude the contract with the Russian side on the purchase of diesel at low prices. However, it is currently unclear how Brazil will be able to buy Russian diesel without facing Western sanctions.

Destruction of ammunition dump in Nova Kakhovka

In the temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka, Kherson Oblast, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the occupiers' depot.

Also, on July 11, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed more than 50 invaders and struck ammunition warehouses in the districts of Snihurivka and Lyubymivka in the Mykolayiv Oblast in southern Ukraine.

The situation in Belarus

The American Institute for the Study of War says that the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, is likely to continue giving Russia access to Belarusian airspace. However, analysts believe that the probability of direct participation of Belarus in the war in Ukraine is low — all because this participation can affect the stability and even the survival of the Lukashenko regime.

At the same time, Ukrainian border guards have so far found no signs of the creation of offensive groups in Belarus and the Bryansk and Kursk regions of Russia.

Russian agent in Odesa

The Security Service of Ukraine detained a man in Odesa who was scouting for the Russians the positions of units of the Armed Forces, anti-ship systems and air defense in the Black Sea region of the country.

The spy was suspected of unauthorized dissemination of information about the movement, redeployment and location of the Armed Forces, committed under martial law. This is punishable by 5 to 8 years in prison.

More casualties in Chasovyi Yar

The number of people killed as a result of the shelling of a residential building in Chasovyi Yar in Donetsk Oblast has risen to 33. Among the fatalities is a child born around 2013. Also, rescuers have already recovered nine people from under the rubble. Work is currently ongoing.

Trial over air raid alarm in Lviv

The court of the Shevchenkivskyi district of Lviv decided to compensate the doctor for the average salary for the period of forced absenteeism in the amount of more than 98,000 hryvnias ($3,350). He was dismissed for refusing to go to shelter during an air raid.