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Sanctions against Yanukovych, Ukrainian successes in the south, Amnesty report: last night's highlights
5 August, 2022

The European Union has introduced new sanctions against Yanukovych and his son. The Armed Forces destroyed 39 Russians, four S-300 systems and other equipment in the south, and a Russian attempt to storm in Kherson Oblast was repulsed. Zelenskyy condemned the one-sidedness of the Amnesty International report. Here is what you may have missed from the previous night.

Successes of the Armed Forces in the south

The Ukrainian army repelled an attempted assault by the occupiers in Kherson Oblast and destroyed a Russian stronghold in the temporarily occupied part of the Mykolaiv Oblast. Russian invasion forces lost 39 soldiers, four S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, and 9 units of armored and automotive equipment on August 4 in the south.

Sanctions against Yanukovych

The EU Council introduced new sanctions against fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr in response to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

It is noted that the new restrictions were imposed on the Yanukovych "for their role in undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, the stability and security of the state."

Shelling of Kharkiv

On the evening of August 4, the Russian troops struck the Shevchenkivskyi and Industrialnyi districts of Kharkiv City once again. The regional governor Oleg Synegubov noted that emergency medical aid teams had gone to the scene. Preliminary reports indicate three victims.

Amnesty report sparks criticism

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, condemned the one-sidedness of Amnesty International — in his opinion, the organization is trying to amnesty the terrorist state and shift responsibility from the aggressor to the victim. In response, the Amnesty chief said that criticism of their reports "will not change the facts".

Collaborator Saldo transferred "powers"

Collaborator Volodymyr Saldo, appointed by the occupation authorities as the "head" of the occupied territory of Kherson Oblast, said that he had fallen ill and needed hospitalization. He transferred his "powers" to Sergey Yeliseyev.

Spy satellite

On August 9, the Russian Federation plans to launch the Khayyam satellite from the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan on behalf of Iran. This will expand Tehran's ability to spy on military targets in the Middle East, but first Moscow intends to use the spacecraft against Ukraine, according to Washington Post sources.

Preparation for the cold season

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported that as of August 4, Ukraine is on average 60% ready for the cold season. He reminded that according to the plan, by October 15, 2.5 million tons of coal should be provided at the warehouses of the thermal power plants.

"As Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko reported, 1.8 million tons of coal are currently stored in TPP and CHP warehouses, and the process is going according to schedule," the official stressed.

Soviet monuments in Estonia

The Estonian government decided to remove Soviet monuments from public space "as soon as possible". "A tank is an instrument of murder, not a memorial object, and people are killed from these tanks on the streets of Ukraine," said the Estonian Prime Minister.