The explosion that occurred in Crimea in southern Ukraine, which Russia unilaterally annexed, seems to have damaged the Russian military's air force, and the Ukrainian side continues to counterattack with the aim of recapturing the controlled areas, mainly in the south.
On the other hand, the Russian side is preparing for a referendum on the annexation of the areas seized by military invasion, and the offense and defense between the two sides is expected to become even more intense.
On the 9th, there was a large-scale explosion at a Russian military base in Crimea, which Russia unilaterally annexed eight years ago. claim.
On the other hand, the Ukrainian government has not officially acknowledged its involvement, but several influential American newspapers reported that the Ukrainian side was involved in the attack. lost," emphasizing that the Russian army suffered heavy losses.
In addition, the Ukrainian army continues attacks that are believed to have targeted the supply routes of the Russian army, such as announcing that they attacked a bridge at a key point in the southern province of Kherson, which Russia claimed to have seized due to a military invasion, making it impassable. .
On the other hand, in the southeastern Zaporizhia province, where the Russian side claims to have controlled more than 70%, a local pro-Russian cadre said in an interview with the Russian newspaper "Izvestia" on the 11th that it would be incorporated into Russia. Regarding the referendum asking for pros and cons, he said, "It would be desirable if it could be held on September 11, when local elections will be held in Russia."
On the other hand, pro-Russian factions have also discussed holding a referendum simultaneously in the two eastern provinces and southern Kherson province, which the Russian military is currently taking control of. He also points out that he is not making progress.
The Russian side wants to establish a fait accompli for the annexation of the southern and southeastern regions it claims to have seized, but it faces a counterattack from the Ukrainian army aiming to recapture the controlled areas, and the residents of the Ukrainian side are deeply rooted. It is pointed out that they are resisting, and it is expected that the offense and defense on both sides will become even more intense.
Ukrainian President Zelensky calls for more help
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video released on the 10th that the Russian military lost nine fighter planes in Crimea, emphasizing that the Russian military suffered heavy losses in Crimea as well.
He then said, "If Ukraine receives more weapons and financial support, the people of Ukraine and Europe will be able to live a peaceful and stable life again sooner." I once again appealed to each country.
Zaporizhia nuclear power plant “attacked again on the 11th”
Regarding the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, which has been attacked one after another since August, the Ukrainian nuclear power company Energoatom announced on the 11th that the nuclear power plant was attacked again.
Meanwhile, pro-Russian officials in the Zaporizhia region also claimed the attack, with both Ukraine and Russia accusing each other of attacking the other.
Energoatom updated its SNS and said, "On the 11th, the Russian army attacked the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant again." It was revealed that there was also a shelling inside.
Although it said there was no change in the radiation dose in the surrounding area, the situation is worsening as some sensors that measure radiation dose were damaged by the attack.
On the other hand, pro-Russian officials in Zaporizhia also claimed on SNS that there was shelling by the Ukrainian side on the premises of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
There have been a series of attacks on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant since August 5, with both Ukraine and Russia repeatedly accusing each other of attacking the other, ensuring the safety of Europe's largest nuclear power plant. concerns are growing.