(CNN) — The Ukrainian army says that it repelled Russian advances in the eastern region of Donetsk, near the strategically important city of Bakhmut. Meanwhile, Ukraine says that Russia is redistributing some troops from the Donbás before reinforcing its sur flank.
En tanto, the first ship that transported grain under an export agreement negotiated by the UN departed on Monday from the Ukrainian port of Odesa, which generated hopes that it could alleviate the global food supply crisis caused by the invasion of Russia.
But on the other hand, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, urged Russia to comply with its nuclear control commitments and accused Moscow of making an “imprudent and dangerous nuclear noise” as part of its war in Ukraine
Mira las principales noticias de la guerra de Rusia en Ukraina de este martes 2 de agosto.
Ukraine says that Russia maintains the offensive in Donetsk with bombings on the eastern front line
The Russian forces have continued their offensive towards the cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka in the eastern region of Donetsk, according to the Ukrainian army.
“Continúan los combates en las areas de los asentamientos de Bakhmut y Zaitseve”, said the State Mayor of the armed forces in its morning update on Tuesday. “Ukrainian soldiers repel attacks in the areas of Yakovlivka, Vershyna, Kodema and Travneve”.
Russia “lederó assaults in the area of Avdiivka, no tuvo éxito, se retreató”, aggregated the Estado Mayor. “La lucha continúa cerca de Pisky”.
The Ukrainian army also reported intense bombardments on the entire Eastern Front line, accusing Russia of attacking both military and civilian infrastructure.
En otros lugares, tanto en el flanko norte como en el sur, las fuerzas ucranianas dicen que las tropas rusas se han centrado principalo en mantener sus posiciones
Brittney Griner appears again before the tribunal in Russia
The trial in Russia of WNBA star Brittney Griner will continue on Tuesday while the United States officials intend to negotiate a prison exchange before their release.
The scheduled appearance in a tribunal near Moscow will be Griner’s seventh hearing. The Russian prosecutors accused her of attempting to smuggle less than 1 gram of cannabis oil in her equipment while traveling to an airport in Moscow in February
During the trial, Griner testified that he had a medical prescription for the use of medicinal cannabis and had no intention of introducing the drug to Russia. Después de su detención en febrero, se le hizo una prueba de drogas y estaba limpia, dijeron earlier sus abogados.
Griner se declarado culpable el mes pasado, una decision que sus abogados esparan que la corte tome en cuenta y que potentially resulte en una sentencia menos severa. Se emfrenta a hasta 10 años de prison.
The proposed prisoner exchange: In the midst of this pressure and after months of internal debate, the Biden administration proposed a prisoner exchange with Russia, offering to release a convicted Russian arms trafficker in exchange for Griner and another American detainee, Paul Whelan , according to people informed about the matter told CNN.
The Russian officials responded to the American offer according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, requesting that, in addition to the arms trafficker Viktor Bout, the EE.UU. it also included a convicted murderer who was formerly a colonel of the FSB, the Russian espionage agency, Vadim Krasikov.
The American authorities did not accept the request as a legitimate counteroffer, sources told CNN, partly because the proposal was sent through an informal secondary channel of the FSB. The release of Krasikov is also a complicated series because it is currently under German custody.
Zelensky da la bienvenida al primer envío de cereales pero dice que no se puede confiar en Rusia
The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, welcomed the first shipment of cereals from the port of Odesa since the beginning of the Russian invasion in February.
“The port began to function, the export traffic began, and this can be called the first positive signal that there is the possibility of stopping the development of the food crisis in the world,” said Zelensky in his daily video speech.
At the same time, he warned: “No podemos hacernos illusiones de que Rusia simply will abstain from attempting to interrupt Ukrainian exports. Rusia constantly provoked famines in the countries of Africa and Asia, which traditionally imported significant quantities of Ukrainian food. And now, in conditions de calor extremo, como este año en Europe, la menace de una crisis de precios y certa escasez de alimentos también está presente para algunos países europeos”.
Zelensky said that 16 boats are waiting for their turn before being sent and “we are ready to make an adequate contribution to the stabilization of the world food market”.
He also said that more than a million jobs in Ukraine depend on the resumption of traffic.
Zelensky said that he had talked with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, about agricultural exports and defense issues, and also about financial support to Ukraine.
Do you know that Macron asked “que nos ayude to unblock macrofinances, which have stagnated in Europe. I want to remind all the leaders that there are 9 billion euros. They are not small things before us, but important social things… estas son nuestros pensiones, estos son nuestros salaries, apoyo a los immigrantes”.
The Ukrainian army affirms that it has rejected multiple attempts by the Russian troops to advance to Donetsk
All attempts by the Russian forces to advance in the eastern region of Donetsk in the last 24 hours have been rejected, according to the Ukrainian army.
In his last update on the situation of the battlefield, the Ukrainian State Mayor said that the Russian reconnaissance units suffered losses and retired in various areas.
Una vez más, el foco de los espejosos rusos se centró en la ciudad de Bakhmut.
“The enemy tried to improve the tactical position in the areas of Soledar, Vershyna and Bakhmut with assault actions, but they did not succeed and they retreated,” said the Mayor.
Another Russian effort to advance around Avdiivka, north of the city of Donetsk, was also repelled and continued hostilities in the area, aggrego.
To the north of the city of Sloviansk, the Russians continued to bombard various settlements, most of them empty except for the military positions. But “las Fuerzas de Defensa exposed and neutralized a un grupo de recognimiento enemigo”, said the State Mayor.
En gran parte de la línea del frente, los rusos recurrieron a la tillillería pesada y al fuego de tanques, pero parece que no advanceron mucho. The State Mayor affirmed that the lack of Russian success on the ground led to “significant loss of work, military equipment and low morale” of the enemy troops.
En el frente sur, los militares dijeron que hubo bombardeos generalizados a lo largo del río Inhulets, donde los rusos intendan detener los avances ucranianos.