War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 157 [10.00 am, 30.07.2022]

Russian forces held a false flag attack on Olenivka penal colony, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were held and accused Ukraine’s Armed Forces for the shelling. Russian invaders showed a video of a burnt-out barracks in a colony in Olenivka, where at least 53 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, including Azov fighters, and more than 100 injured. Ukraine’s Armed Forces denied responsibility, saying deliberate shelling of the penal colony aimed reportedly to hide the mistreatment of those held. Series of reports indicate that the colony was blown up by mercenaries from Russian private military company ‘Wagner Group’. No one from the penal colony staff was injured or killed.

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 155 [10.00 am, 28.07.2022 🇯🇵]

‘Good morning’ in Ukraine started today around 4am when the air raid alarms went off. At least 20 missiles were launched this morning from three different directions – Belarus, Russia, and the Black Sea.  Numerous missile attacks were recorded in 5 regions this morning – in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Mykolayiv regions. In the Kyiv region, the infrastructure has been destroyed. In the Kharkiv region, the Russian occupiers launched rocket attacks on the Nemyshlyansky and Kyiv districts of Kharkiv.

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 154 [10.00 am, 27.07.2022 🇯🇵🇨🇵🇦🇪]

European Union countries are bracing for further cuts in Russian gas supply. On Tuesday, European Union Energy Ministers approved a weakened emergency plan to curb demand, after striking compromise deals to limit reductions for some countries – reported by Reuters. According to the deal, Cyprus, Malta, and Ireland will not be required to save gas as long as they are not directly connected to another member state’s gas network. Also the proposal envisages for all EU countries to voluntarily cut gas use by 15% in the August-March period from the average from 2017-2021.

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 153 [10.00 am, 26.07.2022 🇯🇵🇨🇵🇷🇸🇭🇷🇨🇿]

Russia is considering prosecution of the crimes against humanity. Alexander Bastrykin, the head of Russia’s Investigative Committee, told government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Monday that Russian authorities had enacted more than 1300 criminal investigations against more than 400 Ukrainian nationals. At least 220 individuals are suspected of committing ‘crimes against the peace and security of humanity’, while 92 members of the Ukrainian forces have reportedly already been charged.