The Russian military claimed that anti-aircraft forces stopped a Ukrainian “terrorist attack” and shot down drones aiming at Moscow, however one of the downed drones hit a tall building that had already been bombed earlier in the week. There were no casualties reported.
Russia claimed to have successfully repulsed a nighttime drone attack by Ukraine that was made against its Black Sea patrol boats. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s advisor, Mykhailo Podolyak, told Reuters that Kiev did not assault and would not strike civilian ships in the Black Sea, calling Russian charges “fictitious.”
According to local authorities, drones in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv destroyed two floors of a hostel for students. The second-largest city in Ukraine, Kharkiv, had been the target of three distinct attacks, according to mayor Ihor Terekhov.
Russian targets in Kherson, according to Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, are residential districts and hospitals. A doctor was killed and a nurse was hurt in shelling at the Kherson City Clinical Hospital, according to Yermak.
Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said on the messaging app Telegram that Ukraine has prevented a Russian sabotage group from crossing its northern border throughout the course of the night. “Last night, border guards in the Chernihiv area prevented an enemy saboteur-reconnaissance force from crossing the state border of Ukraine.
Ali Hashem of Al Jazeera reported from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine and claimed that the city was the target of “continuous” shelling. “Every now and again, explosions can be heard. These recent days have seen a pattern of this.
According to the regional governor appointed by Moscow, Russia shot down a drone over a section of Sevastopol, the city on the Crimean Peninsula that houses the nation’s Black Sea naval fleet.
According to a Ukrainian intelligence report, pro-Ukrainian citizens of the Crimean peninsula that Russia has occupied have been “systematically” attempting to target Russian military installations with Molotov cocktails.
Hanna Maliar, the deputy minister of defense for Ukraine, claimed that Russia has been trying “quite persistently” to halt Kyiv’s push toward Bakhmut but has been unsuccessful.
As of July 26, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), at least 274 cultural sites had suffered damage as a result of Russia’s conflict in Ukraine.
Poland’s ambassador to Ukraine was called into a meeting by the Ukrainian foreign ministry after Marcin Przydacz, the president of Poland’s foreign policy advisory board, made some “unacceptable” remarks. Przydacz has stated that Ukraine “should start appreciating the role that Poland has played for Ukraine in recent months and years”.
According to a top official in Kyiv, Saudi Arabia is getting ready to host a meeting to talk about Zelenskyy’s idea for peace in his country amid the ongoing Russian assault.
After two Belarusian helicopters breached Poland’s airspace, the Polish defense ministry announced that it will boost the number of troops stationed at the country’s border with Belarus. The Belarusian defense ministry disputed that there had been an incursion, calling the accusation “farfetched and made by the Polish military and political leadership to justify the build-up of forces and means at the Belarusian border.”
John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House, stated that the US is not aware of any specific threat that Poland or other NATO partners may face as a result of the Wagner Group forces’ deployment in Belarus.
During a meeting with the chief of staff of Algeria’s armed forces, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that Moscow is prepared to assist in enhancing Algeria’s combat readiness.