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Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 02-08-2024

Stay on top of Russia-Ukraine war 02-08-2024 developments on the ground with KyivPost fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated war maps.

Ukraine Breaking News Today Live on 02-08-2024

Powerful CV-90 Fighting Vehicles to Be Beefed Up on Front Line

Powerful CV-90 Fighting Vehicles to Be Beefed Up on Front Line
Undated photograph of a Swedish CV90 Strf 9040C with Barracuda camouflage. Ukraine’s 21st Mechanized Infantry Brigade is the sole formation operating the vehicle. Photograph published by the Ukrainian WarLive military information platform.
Ukraine’s 21st Mechanized Infantry Brigade is the sole formation operating the vehicle, deploying it to months of combat in the eastern Bakhmut and north-eastern Kupyansk sectors.

War in Ukraine - Economy Holds Up, Finances Take a Hit

War in Ukraine - Economy Holds Up, Finances Take a Hit
This photograph taken on July 21, 2022 shows passers-by walking on the streets in the center Kyiv, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. St Andrew's Church is an Orthodox church in Kyiv, constructed between 1747 and 1754 to a design by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, a rare example of Elizabethan Baroque in Ukraine. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)
The country's economy must remain dynamic with less human capital. Companies have lost 10-20% of their workforce due to mobilization.

Russia Recruiting Syrian Mercenaries for ‘Meat Assaults’ – HUR

Russia Recruiting Syrian Mercenaries for ‘Meat Assaults’ – HUR
Syrian recruits are being granted Russian citizenship and given Russian passports before being subsequently mobilized into assault units for Moscow’s “special military operation.”

UN Panel Demands Russia Halt ‘Forcible Transfer’ of Ukrainian Children

UN Panel Demands Russia Halt ‘Forcible Transfer’ of Ukrainian Children
The ICC issued an arrest warrant against Putin in March 2023 on the war crime accusation of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children.

Germany’s Scholz Urges EU, US to Do More on Ukraine Aid

Germany’s Scholz Urges EU, US to Do More on Ukraine Aid
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz addresses a joint press conference with the French Prime Minister after talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on February 5, 2024. (Photo by Stefanie LOOS / AFP)
Scholz’s visit to key ally the United States comes as a $60 billion aid package for Kyiv pushed by Biden has become held up in the Senate amid Republican chaos.

Russian Infantry ‘Banned from Using Armored Vehicles’ to Attack Dnipro Bridgehead

Russian Infantry ‘Banned from Using Armored Vehicles’ to Attack Dnipro Bridgehead
A Ukrainian official said Moscow’s assaults were now only being carried out by unsupported infantry in what they described as groups of “suicide bombers.”

Russia Storming Avdiivka with ‘Very Large Forces’

Russia Storming Avdiivka with ‘Very Large Forces’
Photo:libkos
Russian forces are mainly employing artillery, airstrikes, and infantry in the assault, because Russian tanks and armoured vehicles can not pass on the soft ground.

‘Legitimizing Hell on Earth’ – Ukrainians on Tucker Carlson’s Upcoming Putin Interview

‘Legitimizing Hell on Earth’ – Ukrainians on Tucker Carlson’s Upcoming Putin Interview
US conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson speaks at the Turning Point Action USA conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 15, 2023. (Photo by GIORGIO VIERA / AFP)
Tucker Carlson announced, on his Instagram account on Wednesday, that the sit-down interview would be broadcast at 6 pm Eastern (2300 GMT) on his website.

Austria Opens Probe Into Ukraine Central Bank Ex-Chief

Austria Opens Probe Into Ukraine Central Bank Ex-Chief
Kyrylo Shevchenko. Photo: Ukrinform.
A key player in efforts to ensure Kyiv's financial and economic stability following Russia's invasion, Kyrylo Shevchenko stepped down as head of the bank in October 2022 and sought asylum in Austria.

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, February 7, 2024

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, February 7, 2024
Image: ISW.
Latest from the Institute for the Study of War.

Russia Launches Attack on Kharkiv Civilians Using North Korean Missiles

Russia Launches Attack on Kharkiv Civilians Using North Korean Missiles
The house, which was destroyed by a missile, was manufactured in North Korea. Photo: Serhii Bolvinov.
The Ukrainian National Police reported that two of the five missiles fired by Russia at Kharkiv in Wednesday’s attack were of North Korean origin.

‘We Don’t Need an Interview With Putin To Understand His Brutality’ – War in Ukraine Update for Feb 8

‘We Don’t Need an Interview With Putin To Understand His Brutality’ – War in Ukraine Update for Feb 8
Ukrainian soldiers fire main tank gun as they check it after maintenance conducted not far from Bakhmut in the Donetsk region on Feb. 5, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)
Celebrity right-winger cozying to Putin with interview infuriates White House as House Republicans kill Ukraine aid deal; Russians gain in Donetsk; EU boosts artillery shell promises to Ukraine.

White House Says the US ‘Can and Will’ Deliver More Ukraine Aid

White House Says the US ‘Can and Will’ Deliver More Ukraine Aid
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan addresses the assembly at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 16, 2024. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)
In Brussels, Biden’s National Security Advisor and NATO chief press US Congress to pass aid proposals before them