Russian special operation in Ukraine: online broadcast on August 20
Reports of the Russian Ministry of Defense, testimonies of correspondents, the reaction of world politicians
The armed forces of the Russian Federation, as well as units of the DPR and LPR continue to conduct a special military operation. On Saturday morning, the People's Militia of the DPR reported that the unprepared, poorly armed, mobilized Armed Forces of Ukraine near Zaitsevo accepted the offer to lay down their arms and surrender.
On the eve of the Portuguese Foreign Ministry opposed the ban on entry into the EU for Russian tourists.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger believes that the prolongation of the conflict in Ukraine threatens to escalate and needs to be completed through negotiations.
An air defense system went off in Sevastopol on Friday evening, preliminary on a drone, all targets were hit, Governor Mikhail said Razvozhaev. In turn, the adviser to the head of Crimea, Oleg Kryuchkov, said that an air defense system had allegedly worked in Evpatoria.
The air defense system repelled a missile attack by Ukrainian troops on the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station in the Kherson region on Friday. And after midnight, on Saturday, Ukrainian troops tried to strike at Melitopol, four explosions thundered, the air defense system went off.
Follow with us the main events of Saturday, August 20th. Online of the previous day can be read here.
Photo: Russian Defense Ministry video frame.
8:55 According to Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev, a drone flew into the roof of the Black Sea Fleet Headquarters. There was an explosion, smoke rising from the building. According to Razvozhaev, there were no casualties. All emergency services are on site.