Contemporary history

Ukrainians shelled Gorlovka; The first foreign ship arrived; Russian agents detained?

Kyiv and Moscow accuse each other of the attack on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi agreed that part of the payment for Russian gas should be in rubles.
Ukrainian officials announce that Russian forces from Kherson shelled Nikolaev.

Day 164 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv and Moscow Accuse Each Other of Shelling the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Russian forces are massing in southern Ukraine, expecting a counteroffensive. The war is entering a new phase

"Ukraine endangers civilians"; Harsh message: "Disgusting"; Theater in Donetsk bombed

The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that airstrikes destroyed five Ukrainian drones as well as a warehouse of foreign weapons in the west of the country.
On the other hand, the Ukrainian military command says that Moscow is preparing troops to attack Zelensky's hometown.

Some 33 ISIL suspects detained in three provinces

Anti-terror security teams have detained some 33 suspects linked to ISIL in separate operations held in Istanbul, the capital Ankara and the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.

Late on Aug. 2, the gendarmerie raided three neighborhoods of Şanlıurfa and detained some three people, alleged to supply ammunition and weaponry to the terror organization.

Conviction Challenged in ‘Sarajevo Romeo and Juliet’ Case

The defence lawyer for Veljko Papic, the wartime commander of the Third Company of the Bosnian Serb Army's Sarajevo-Romanija Corps' First Battalion, told BIRN that an appeal has been filed against the verdict jailing him for two years for crimes against the civilian population in Sarajevo in 1993 and 1994.

The prosecution has also appealed, asking for a longer sentence.

Putin's friend announced "good news": The end of the war?

He added that last month's wheat delivery agreement could be a step in that direction.
"The good news is that the Kremlin wants an agreed solution. The first success is the wheat agreement, which could perhaps be slowly extended to a ceasefire," Schrder told Stern weekly and RTL/ntv, adding that he met Putin in Moscow last week.

Day 143 of the Invasion of Ukraine: At least 3 Killed in a Russian Rocket Attack on Dnipro

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

At least three killed and 15 injured in a rocket attack on the Ukrainian city of Dnipro

At least three people were killed and 15 injured in a rocket attack last night on the Ukrainian city of Dnipro.