The Visit of the President of Korea to Ukraine and the Shelling of Kharkiv by the Russians: News Over the Weekend

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On Saturday, the leader and first lady of South Korea arrived in Kyiv. And on Sunday, Russia throughout the day struck at Kharkov and the region.

News for July 15

invaders attacked the south of Ukraine with drones at night

The speaker of the defense of the south of Ukraine, Natalya Gumenyuk, confirmed that three Shahedas were shot down in the Nikolaev region.

“There was powerful work (in the Zaporozhye region, – ed.). The air defense forces were working. Unfortunately, there are hits, but the results of the night attack are still being summed up,” the speaker emphasized.

Russian officers are seriously unhappy with Shoigu and Gerasimov

British intelligence analyzed the situation with the dismissal of Russian General Ivan Popov, who commanded the forces of the 58th occupying army in the Zaporozhye direction. It is noted that his statements speak of serious discontent among the officers of the Russian army.

“Direct criticism from subordinates is likely to be an increasing problem for Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff General Gerasimov,” the statement said.

Cherevaty spoke about the situation in the Bakhmut direction

According to the speaker of the Eastern Group of Forces, 15 combat contacts took place near Bakhmut during the day. The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 77 invaders, wounded 170 and captured two more.

Partisans attacked Russians in the Kherson region

According to “Resistance”, on July 14, a member of the “ATESH” resistance movement committed sabotage in the village of Bolshie Kopani, Kherson region.

The purpose of this sabotage was the vehicles of the invaders.

The activist organized an explosion near this equipment, as a result of which 6 Russian servicemen were eliminated and two military trucks were damaged.

South Korean President Yoon Sok El arrived in Ukraine

The leader and first lady of South Korea arrived in Kyiv. The delegation also visited Irpin. The President of South Korea and the Prosecutor General of Ukraine visited Bucha together.

Zelensky met with President and First Lady of South Korea

Yun Sok Yol visited Ukraine for the first time in the history of bilateral relations.

Zelensky noted that he discussed with the leader of South Korea the return of deported Ukrainians, the formula for peace, the Global Peace Summit, food and energy security and economic cooperation.

Wallace may step down as UK defense minister

Ben Wallace, who has held office for three prime ministers, believes he has already “answered a number of military crises” and that his time in office is coming to an end, British newspaper sources said.

Ben Wallace has confirmed that he will step down as UK Secretary of Defense. In particular, during the next reshuffle in the Cabinet of Ministers.

“I came into politics from the Scottish Parliament in 1999. This is 24 years old. I spent more than seven years with three phones by my bed,” Wallace said.

Serbia allocated a new tranche of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

The Serbian government has allocated humanitarian aid to Ukraine aimed at overcoming the humanitarian catastrophe in the Kherson region after the explosion of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station.

The new tranche will include goods and medicines from the Republican Directorate of Commodity Reserves, as well as the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration.

News for July 16

In Russia, they still cannot decide the future of the “Wagnerites”

” The Russian security apparatus has entered a period of confusion and negotiation following the Wagner group’s mutiny on June 24, 2023. In recent days, an interim agreement has begun to form over the future of the group,” says British intelligence.

It is noted that a number of groups on social networks associated with Wagner have resumed their activities. They focused on PIK activities in Africa.

Armed Forces of Ukraine advanced a kilometer in the Berdyansk direction

This was stated by the speaker of the group of troops “Tavria” Valery Shershen.

” In the Melitopol direction, the situation is unchanged, but in the Berdyansk direction we have an advance into the depth of the enemy’s defense by more than one kilometer along a certain front line,” he said.

APU worked on the Russians in the area of ​​Belogorovka

Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexander Syrsky published the work of “The Raven” from the 54th Motorized Brigade.

“The orcs fled somewhere. As a result, 200 and 300,” Syrsky wrote.

The General Staff spoke about the situation at the front on July 16

The enemy continues to concentrate his main efforts on the Kupyansky, Limansky, Bakhmutsky, Avdeevsky and Maryinsky directions, heavy battles continue. During the day there were 20 combat clashes.

During the day, the aviation of the defense forces inflicted 15 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, one of which was on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile system.

During the day, missile and artillery units hit the area of ​​​​concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, nine artillery weapons in firing positions and two enemy air defense systems.

Attacks on Kharkov

On the night of July 16, the Russian invaders resorted to rocket attacks on the territory of Kharkov . Two rockets exploded in the air. The enemy launched 4 S-300 air defense missiles at about 01:30 from the territory of the Belgorod region.

Also on the afternoon of July 16, they attacked the Osnovansky district of Kharkov . As a result of the shelling, seven people were injured. One victim is also known.

The third time in Kharkov and the region, the alarm was announced at about 21:40. According to Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov, the Osnovansky district is under fire again.

Hungarian President to visit Ukraine in August

Katalin Novak is present at the Crimean Platform, which will take place on August 23 in Kiev. She can meet with Zelensky.

Before visiting the capital of Ukraine, the Hungarian president will visit Transcarpathia. She, along with the Hungarians, will celebrate the feast of King Stephen on August 20.

Ukraine’s future is in NATO and it’s non-negotiable – White House

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the United States intends to provide Ukraine with the necessary support for as long as it takes.

“And this is the message that sounded at the NATO summit. And, finally, yes, we very simply said in NATO that the future of Ukraine is in NATO. We had this in mind. This is not negotiable. This is what all 31 allies have now pledged to do,” he stressed.

Source РБК-Україна