Situationsbericht Tag 523 infographic
Grafik zeigt Lagebericht für Tag 523 der russischen Invasion der Ukraine.


Russische Invasion: Situationsbericht Tag 523

By Phil Bainbridge

July 31, 2023 - Präsident Seleskyi der Ukraine sagt "der Krieg kehrt auf russisches Gebiet zurück", nachdem drei Drohnen über Moskau abgeschossen wurden, dabei wurden Gebäude zerstört.

Hostile drones have reached the Russian capital several times in recent months, including near the Russian Defence Ministry a week earlier and the Kremlin in May, although so far they have not causes major damage. Kyiv did not claim responsibility for any of these attacks.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Chinese and African proposal for ending the war could form the basis for peace, but blamed Ukraine’s counteroffensive as inhibiting prospects for negotiations. Russia has continued its own offensive operations throughout the Ukrainian counteroffensive.

Former president Dmitry Medvedev says Russia would be forced to use a nuclear weapon if the Ukrainian counteroffensive was successful. Russia's nuclear doctrine sets out that nuclear weapons can be used in response to aggression against Russia carried out using conventional weapons which threatens the existence of the Russian state. Russia unilaterally annexed Ukrainian territory, and the Russian narrative paints Ukraine as a NATO proxy, thereby making the successful recapture of Ukrainian territory a direct attack on the Russian homeland.

PUBLISHED: 31/07/2023; STORY: Graphic News