War.  One hundred and sixty-first day.  Photo.  Crossing the Dnieper near Kherson.  Ukrainian military in positions in the Donbass.  Consequences of strikes in Kharkov and Nikolaev

War. One hundred and sixty-first day. Photo. Crossing the Dnieper near Kherson. Ukrainian military in positions in the Donbass. Consequences of strikes in Kharkov and Nikolaev

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On August 3, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder returned from Russia, where he met with Vladimir Putin, and said that the Kremlin was ready for peace talks with Ukraine. In Istanbul, the first ship that left Ukraine after the grain deal was successfully inspected. Russian troops continue to shell Mykolaiv and try to advance into the Donbass, where Ukrainian forces are bolstering defenses. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that Moscow and Kyiv exchanged prisoners of war and the bodies of the dead 27 times. Ramzan Kadyrov became the “Hero of the LPR”, and the head of the self-proclaimed LPR received the Kadyrov order in return. The UN will create a mission to establish the facts of the shelling of the pre-trial detention center in Yelenovka. Meduza has collected the main photos of the 161st day of the war.

Important warning. Every day since the start 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 a series of these photo stories, we try to document the war as it is.

Kherson

Cars on a pontoon ferry during the crossing of the Dnieper near the Antonovsky bridge in the Kherson region. The bridge was damaged by Ukrainian shelling, so the Russian army launched ferries. According to investigators (for example, the Conflict Intelligence Team), they are used to transport civilian and military equipment at the same time. So, white minibus may belong FSB of Russia

Nikolaev

A building destroyed by Russian shelling in Nikolaev. On the night of August 3, the city was shelled several times. According to the head of the regional military administration Vitaly Kim, the pier, an industrial enterprise, residential buildings, a garage cooperative, a supermarket and a pharmacy were damaged
A woman against the background of a destroyed building in Nikolaev

Kharkov region

A factory for bottling drinking water in Chuguev near Kharkov, destroyed by a Russian strike. August 3 in the city messages local authorities, as a result of Russian shelling, a 58-year-old Russian citizen was killed
Aleksey, 56, stands outside his makeshift store in Saltovka, one of the hardest-hit districts in Kharkiv. Russian troops attacked the city from the first day of the war. In May, Western military experts announced that Ukraine had won the “battle for Kharkiv”
A mannequin among the rubble of a building in Kharkiv’s Saltovka, which is often subject to Russian shelling
Public utilities workers examine the crater left after the Russian shelling in Kharkov on the night of August 2-3
Ukrainian military next to a machine gun of the Maxim system in positions near Kharkov

Sumy region

Ukrainian military build defensive fortifications two kilometers from the border with Russia in the Sumy region

North of Donbass

The defensive line of the Ukrainian army in the Donbass, where the Russian army, according to of the Ukrainian General Staff, is trying to advance in the Bakhmut direction
A man and a woman see off their granddaughter, who is leaving on an evacuation train. At the end of July, the authorities of the Donetsk region announced a mandatory evacuation of residents. More than 200 thousand people are planned to be taken out of the region so that they do not freeze in winter due to lack of heating

Photos taken on the previous one hundred and sixtieth day of the war can be viewed at this link.

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