Units of the Russian Army Group Dnepr foiled two attempts to deploy Ukrainian militants to the mouth of the Dnepr River were foiled by fighters, its press center chief Roman Kodryan told TASS on August 8.
The Ukrainian military tried to deploy their soldiers to the mouth of the river on three boats. However, they were detected and destroyed by small arms fire and grenade launchers. There were 15 Ukrainian militants on the boats.
In addition, soldiers of the Russian Army Group Dnepr discovered and destroyed a 120mm Ukrainian mortar and its crew near Kherson.
The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics asked Russia for help in repelling aggression by the Ukrainian regime to avoid civilian casualties and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
The Ukrainian armed units conducted shelling of residential neighborhoods of the cities of the republics. Infrastructure facilities were damaged. For example, the water supply system in Donetsk was partially disrupted.
The republics began evacuating the civilian population to the territory of Russia. Russia recognized the independence of the republics and soon launched a military operation against the Ukrainian armed units.
Military facilities on the territory of Ukraine were struck, and Russian troops were introduced.
The United States and other Western countries supplied weapons to Ukraine. In particular, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States would supply Ukraine with 10 Javelin anti-tank systems for each Russian tank.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency