Editor’s Note: Of course, much of this “news” stems from military “news sources” which, pardon me, are not to be trusted. That being said, please scan the “news” below,use your own understanding for these news “events, and then BE in…
Devastation in Kherson: Ukrainians’ biggest losses since 2014 – “Scrap” 60 Polish tanks – Ukrainians hold Andreevka & Lozove with 2,000 dead
The biggest losses since 2014 and the battle in Ilovaisk are recorded by the Ukrainian Army with the entire Nikolaev-Kherson line of confrontation burning for the third day in a row. In 2014, in the region of Ilovaisk, Ukrainian forces were ambushed, losing 1,000 soldiers.
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Biden says “determined to ban assault weapons” in US
Taiwan military fired warning shots at Chinese drone
Taiwan vows to counterattack if China’s forces enter its territory | Reuters
U.S. Army Grounds Entire Fleet Of Chinook Helicopters – due to danger of engine fires
Video from Ukraine’s 108th Mountain Assault Battalion of a UAV dropping a VOG-17 grenade and artillery fire on Russian troops.<a href="https://t.co/Q0fV4g3b6zhttps://t.co/Q0fV4g3b6z> pic.twitter.com/ztfjRZNA8z— Rob Lee (@RALee85) August 31, 2022
Ukrainian President: The war was started by Moscow in the Crimea and must end there by expelling its forces outside our recognized borders. (Not entirely true)
Zelensky, tonight: “Our defenders will destroy all warehouses, headquarters of the [Russian] occupiers, their equipment, wherever they are located … This is Ukrainian land, and the occupiers can do only two things – flee or surrender. We leave them no other options.”
(Big talk, I wonder if he can back it up. Both sides are taking tough and taking losses. But how much longer can Ukraine sacrifice troops to make token victories?)
Media: Powerful explosions reported in Russian-occupied Kherson.
US gave so much weaponry to Ukraine that its munitions stockpiles getting ‘uncomfortably low’:
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un contracts COVID
Hungary signs contract with @GazpromEN about max. 5.8 million m3 extra natural gas on a daily basis, on top of the contract quantity already in force. Hungary’s energy supply is safe.
Gazprom has fully halted Nord Stream 1 pipeline, says until 3rd September
GAZPROM SAYS IT WILL HALT [gas]SUPPLIES….UNTIL IT RECEIVES ALL PAYMENTS IN FULL
As expected, Russian natural gas flows into Europe via the key Nord Stream 1 pipeline stopped completely this morning. Gazprom has said the “maintenance” will last 3 days.
Russian forces captured Ukrainian saboteur team, armed with western weapons and equipment, near Zaporozhye nuclear plant.
The maps and blueprints captured show the target was the Nuclear power plant.
I’m not allowed to link it here, but the article and video are available at S Front.
Also at TASS:
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British sailors accidentally gave out the exact coordinates of nuclear submarines using a mobile application
This happened when trying to use a mobile application that allows you to track physical activity, including with reference to GPS coordinates. In addition to the fact that the sailors gave out the exact coordinates of objects at the Clyde naval base, where submarines with nuclear missiles are based, the sailors managed to give out GPS coordinates of their movement. Despite the fact that this happened much later than the movement was recorded, this creates a threat to the further use of the military base, as well as the routes of movement of submarines.
– IAEA team to enter Zaporozhye NPP today for short ( 2 day) visit. UN source indicates that it includes representatives from ten countries: Albania, China, France, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, and Northern Macedonia. The delegation is headed by Rafael Grossi, IAEA Director General. Representatives of Russia and Ukraine were not included in the mission to ensure its neutrality and impartiality. UN source also noted that the inspectors would deal with the study of nuclear safety at the plant, but not with political and military issues. (UN, Tass)
– Team has traveled from Kiev through Uke-controlled territory of region.
Russians are not issuing them special passes to enter their controlled area ( in which the NPP is located). They are making the IAEA and accompanying press bots wait in the same hours-long queue as all the refugees trying to evacuate into or return home to the Russian-controlled territory. Brilliant move. Kinda damages the official narrative of desperate Ukrainians fleeing Russian occupation.
– The IAEA Director General Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi confirmed today plans to establish permanent presence of Agency’s specialists at the ZNPP
Russia welcomes this intention ( MFA)