Situationsbericht Tag 174
August 16, 2022 -
Die russische Verwaltung von Kherson Oblast plant ein Referendum zur russischen Annexion am 11. September, separate Volksabstimmungen sind auch für Donetsk, Luhansk und Saporischschja Regionen geplant.
Moscow denies it has anything to do with the vote, saying it is up to the will of the local residents, although the ballots are widely regarded as illegitimate and extremely unlikely to win any international recognition.
An estimated 100 Russian mercenaries were killed in an Aug 14 Ukrainian missile attack on the headquarters of the Wagner Group private military company in Popasna, potentially having a significant impact on its capabilities.
Activists in Belarus have reported that Russia is amassing significant forces in preparation for a massive missile attack on Ukraine from the north.