A Russian military special operation has been going on in Ukraine for more than 17 months.
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In some regions of the country, hostilities are underway, while issues of the exchange of prisoners, humanitarian aid and the evacuation of civilians are being resolved.
We talk about the most notable events that occurred by the morning of July 31.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Kyiv attacked Moscow and the Moscow region with drones. One of them was shot down by air defense, two more were suppressed by electronic warfare systems.
Also, the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to hit the Crimea with 25 UAVs – all the drones were destroyed.
Russia hit the retraining center and the point of storage, maintenance and repair of Ukrainian UAVs in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
During the day, the Russian military liquidated almost 200 fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donetsk direction.
In the Krasnolimansky direction, the Russian army destroyed up to 140 enemy fighters, in the Zaporozhye region – up to 250.
In the Kupyansk direction, the Russian troops advanced 300 meters, destroying over 80 fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Over the past day, Kyiv shelled the Belgorod region at least 80 times, – Governor Gladkov.
Russian troops are destroying the enemy in the area of the Antonovsky bridge in Kherson, the situation there is changing in favor of the Dnepr group of troops, – a representative of the Russian Defense Ministry.
In the Zaporozhye direction, the Russian army stopped two attempts by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to conduct reconnaissance in force.
There, a Leopard tank, several infantry fighting vehicles, an M777 howitzer and an electronic warfare station of Ukrainian troops were destroyed there in a day.
The Russian military shot down a Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Armed Forces over the DPR.
The mayor of Donetsk reported about the massive shelling of the Kuibyshevsky district of the city.
According to him, there are victims, one of the shells hit an apartment building. A man died.
It is reported that during the day the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired 239 shells at the DPR, making 60 attacks.
Pushilin instructed to award the crew of the tank, which stopped the attack of the column of armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye direction.
Three people were injured after the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Klimovsky district of the Bryansk region – Governor.
The drone fell on the Daraganovka farm (near Taganrog) in the Rostov region, its ownership is being established, – the governor.
According to him, as a result of the incident, the roof of a private house, outbuildings and a car were damaged.
The head of the administration, Danilenko, said that there were no wounded or dead.
Lavrov called Zelensky’s “peace formula” a “set of ultimatum demands on Russia.”
A new surge in the incidence of coronavirus infection in Russia is expected in the autumn – Rospotrebnadzor.
The failure occurred in the work of the Telegram messenger in Russia.
Combat training centers for joint training of the Russian and Belarusian military will operate on the basis of military units.
This year, Almaz-Antey will begin testing and supplying the first imported equipment for gas production on the country’s continental shelf.
Air raid sirens sounded throughout Ukraine last night.
Local media wrote about a possible missile attack on the Kharkiv region. There were no reports of damage or casualties at that time.
They also reported explosions in Kyiv-controlled Kherson: in the city center and in the Ship District.
Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Yermak confirmed the holding of a meeting of advisers to the leaders of states in Saudi Arabia to discuss the Ukrainian “peace formula”.
It is noted that the abstracts are planned to be discussed with representatives of more than 50 countries.
He also announced the imminent negotiations between Kyiv and Washington on security guarantees for Ukraine.
Zelensky threatened to bring down the “negativity” on objectionable deputies.
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The Czech Republic blocked the accounts and seized the assets of Russian businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov in the amount of about $4.6 million.
In Tallinn, the police detained a man who threw eggs at the building of the Russian embassy.
Local media write that the journalist Arkady Babchenko*, who was previously included in the register of foreign agents by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, was detained.
The head of the British Foreign Office spoke of the need for London to cooperate more actively with African countries, planning a visit to Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia.
Italy allowed a political, not a military, decision on Ukraine.
The United States proposes to create a structure comparable to NATO to solve the problems of the 21st century.
The State Department said that the threat of nuclear war is no worse than climate change.
Several people protesting in the port of Batumi against the arrival of a cruise ship with Russians tried to break through the police cordon. They were detained.
* An individual acting as a foreign agent