Ukraine LIVE: Russia mutiny as banner strewn across navy building: ‘Kremlin is the enemy!’

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Ukraine LIVE: Russia mutiny as banner strewn across navy building: ‘Kremlin is the enemy!’

Ukrainian military strike Russian vehicles in Kharkiv Invalid emailWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoThe UK Ministry of Defence wrote in its daily intelligence update: “The poor performance of Russia’s armed forces during its invasion of Ukraine has been costly for Russia’s military leadership, highly likely resulting in the dismissal of at least six Russian commanders since the start of hostilities in February 2022.The commanders of Russia’s Eastern and Western Military Districts have highly likely lost their commands. General-Colonel Aleksandr Chayko was dismissed as Commander of the Eastern Military District in May 2022.”General-Colonel Aleksandr Zhuravlev, who has commanded the Western Military District since 2018, was absent from Russia’s Navy Day in St Petersburg on 31 July 2022 and has highly likely been replaced by General-Lieutenant Vladimir Kochetkov.”General Aleksandr Vladimirovich Dvornikov has subsequently been removed after being given overall command of the operation in Ukraine, and General Sergei Surovikin has assumed command of the Southern Grouping of Forces from General Gennady Valeryevich Zhidko.”These dismissals are compounded by at least 10 Russian Generals killed on the battlefield in Ukraine.”The cumulative effect on consistency of command is likely contributing to Russian tactical and operational difficulties.”FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES: Ukraine LIVE: Vladimir Putin has likely dismissed at least six Russian commanders (Image: GETTY) 37 mins ago11:26 Paul WithersUkraine says worker wounded in latest Russian strike on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plantUkraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom has said a worker was wounded when Russian forces shelled the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Saturday evening.The site of the plant’s dry storage facility, where 174 containers with spent nuclear fuel are stored in the open air, was hit by rocket attacks, according to a message on its Telegram page.The power plant in southeastern Ukraine is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world. 58 mins ago11:05 Paul WithersRussian rouble now useless as Putin’s propaganda torn apartThe performance of the country’s currency this year is not representative of the bleak reality the Russian economy faces under sanctions, according to experts from Yale University.Russia has been hit by several rounds of sanctions from the West aimed at crippling the country’s economy.But experts have questioned whether the punishments were having the desired impact on the rouble after it hit its highest value against the US dollar for seven years in June.The soaring performance of the rouble has led Vladimir Putin to brag that this showed the sanctions were not working.However, economists have explained how the currency’s strong exchange rate was not representative of the wider Russian economy.READ MORE 2 hours ago09:45 Paul Withers’Poor performance of Russia’s armed forces has been costly for military leadership’The UK Ministry of Defence tweeted in its daily intelligence update: “The poor performance of Russia’s armed forces during its invasion of Ukraine has been costly for Russia’s military leadership, highly likely resulting in the dismissal of at least six Russian commanders since the start of hostilities in February 2022.”The commanders of Russia’s Eastern and Western Military Districts have highly likely lost their commands.”General-Colonel Aleksandr Chayko was dismissed as Commander of the Eastern Military District in May 2022.”General-Colonel Aleksandr Zhuravlev, who has commanded the Western Military District since 2018, was absent from Russia’s Navy Day in St Petersburg on 31 July 2022 and has highly likely been replaced by General-Lieutenant Vladimir Kochetkov.”General Aleksandr Vladimirovich Dvornikov has subsequently been removed after been given overall command of the operation in Ukraine, and General Sergei Surovikin has assumed command of the Southern Grouping of Forces from General Gennady Valeryevich Zhidko.”These dismissals are compounded by at least 10 Russian Generals killed on the battlefield in Ukraine.”The cumulative effect on consistency of command is likely contributing to Russian tactical and operational difficulties.”u2014 Ministry of Defence ud83cuddecud83cudde7 (@DefenceHQ) August 7, 2022 3 hours ago08:46 Paul WithersUN’s nuclear watchdog warns about shelling at Ukrainian plantThe head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a warning about shelling at a nuclear power plant in the country, with its military claiming Russian forces had attacked dozens of front-line towns.Fighting over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine, which was captured by Russian forces in the opening stage of the war but still run by Ukrainian technicians, has fueled fears of a huge disaster.IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said in a statement: “I’m extremely concerned by the shelling yesterday at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which underlines the very real risk of a nuclear disaster.Both sides have accused each other of engaging in “nuclear terrorism”. 4 hours ago08:22 Paul WithersFour cargo ships with foodstuffs sail from Ukraine – Turkish and Ukrainian officialsThe vessels sailed from Ukrainian Black Sea as part of a deal to unblock the Ukraine’s sea exports.A quartet of bulk carriers were loaded with more than 160,000 tonnes of corn and other foodstuffs.The continuation of grain exports is being overseen by a Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) in Istanbul where Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and United Nations personnel are working.Last month, the UN and Turkey struck a deal after warnings from the UN of possible outbreaks of famine in parts of the world due to a halt in grain shipments from Ukraine that had squeezed supplies and sent prices skyrocketing.Read More

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