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July 31 Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reportedthat the Russian side invited experts from the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to take part in the investigation into the death of prisoners of war in Yelenovka. At the ICRC declaredthat they did not receive notifications of an invitation to an investigation from the Russian side, and the employees of the organization were not allowed into Yelenovka the day before. At the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol happened an explosion that injured six people. The explosive device, according to local authorities, was delivered by a drone. In the city was announced “yellow” level of terrorist threat, festive events in honor of the day of the Navy canceled. In Nikolaev as a result of shelling died the head of the agricultural enterprise “Nibulon”, one of the richest people in Ukraine Oleksiy Vadatursky. In Donetsk on the streets were discovered anti-personnel mines – “petals”: local authorities said that they were dropped by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian side has not yet officially commented on this. Meduza shows the main photographs of the 158th day of the war.
Important warning. Every day since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Meduza’s editors have selected key shots taken during the previous day of the war. These pictures contain scenes of gore, violence and death, but most of them not placed under a special plate, which the editors usually hide such images. In this series of photo stories, we try to document the war as it is.
North of Donbass
Photos taken on the previous – one hundred and fifty-seventh – day of the war, can be viewed on this link.