26 Aug. Energodar administration: Ukrainian forces continue firing at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, four hits were recorded in the area of the storage of radioactive isotopes. Radiation background remains normal". (Those incidents, by now numerous, are close calls, nothing excluded, responsibility is on Ukraine and the backers).
Ukrainian strike with "Tochka U" on Rovenki, LPR, over 100 km from the front line is reported. It is said that buses and trucks repair shop is hit. At least two people are killed.
RU DM Shoigu stated that slowed pace of Russian advances is intentional decision aimed at minimizing civilian deaths.
20 Aug. Darya Dugina, daughter of Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin, was killed in a car explosion in Moscow region. Alexander Dugin was the apparent target. Russian investigators blamed Ukrainian services as organizers and a Ukrainian woman who moved to Russia this July. The woman escaped to Estonia after the car exploded. Darya was a journalist and philosopher herself. She, as her father, supported Russian causes, as philosophers.
In the past weeks, there have been multiple Ukrainian attacks of targets in Crimea, Donbass, and mainland Russia.
10 Aug. As a result of Ukrainain shelling of a brewery in Donetsk, an ammonia tank was damaged and a poisonous substance was released. Warning is issued, with damage zone of 2 kilometers.
Numerous other reports of shelling in Donetsk. Also 36 cases of people injured by "petal" anti-personnel landmines dispersed by Ukraine over Donetsk have been reported so far, including a child; one person is killed.
- Satellite photos: 1 (overall view, appears to support ammunition explosion; ammo was behind some kind of earth wall or similar); 2 airbase (shows a destroyed building and suggests likely damage to some aircraft). Noted, Ukrainian media showed (a non-geolocated) photo of one destroyed aircraft; while pro-Russian sources (Oleg Tsarev) claimed no or little damage to aircraft and damage to localized parts of a nearby settlement, due to ammo explosion (later clarified that apparent damage is in the area behind a fence, from an area where his friends were doing firefighting). Nothing seems really excluded, sabotage, accident, or Ukrainian and co strike with undeclared long-range weapon, or Ukrainian or saboteurs strike on ammo storage from somewhere nearby.
6 Aug. Kherson region. Deputy head of the administration of Novaya Kakhovka for housing and communal services Vitaly Gura died from his injuries after Ukrainian assassination attempt, one of the many attacks on Russia-backing officials.
4 Aug. Ukrainian artillery strike on opera theater in central Donetsk where memorial for "Korsa" was to be held. It is reported that people were evacuated but there are wounded and killed.
More Ukrainain strikes on central Donetsk; it is reported that at least 5 civilians are killed, 6 wounded.
3 Aug. Well-known female DPR defender, Colonel Olga Kachura "Korsa" is killed. Her car came under artillery fire on the Gorlovka-Yasinovataya highway. She was awarded with Hero of DPR title posthumously. Formerly she was in Ukrainian police force for 16 years.