Ukraine Russia Military Operation 8252310 13.08.2022 Service members of the LPR forces are seen near a 2B9 Vasilek automatic 82-mm gun-mortar as they prepare to fire at the Ukrainian positions in the course of Russia s military operation in Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Viktor Antonyuk / Sputnik Kharkiv region Ukraine PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxONLY Copyright: xViktorxAntonyukx

As the American military think tank Institute for the Study of War (ISW) writes, pro-Russian separatists from the Luhansk region apparently refuse to continue fighting for Russia in the neighboring Donetsk region. The ISW refers to a video of a corresponding military battalion. There, the soldiers call their work done, as they had already completely conquered their region on July 3rd.

Although the authenticity of the video could not be proven, it follows the recent trend, according to which fighters from Luhansk in particular are showing ever lower morale and combat readiness, the analysts write. This development is particularly dangerous for Russia’s plans to continue recruiting soldiers from Luhansk. (tsp)

According to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store, Norway currently has no way of expanding its gas supplies to Germany and Europe. “Norway delivers at most what we can deliver,” Store said on Monday in Oslo after a meeting with Chancellor Olaf Scholz. This means that after Qatar, another country’s hope of quickly finding additional suppliers to replace Russian gas has been dashed. Scholz thanked Store for Norway being a very reliable supplier.

The Norwegian Prime Minister emphasized that production had already been increased by almost ten percent after the Russian attack on Ukraine. It is also not up to the Norwegian government to decide whether production can be safely expanded. “We can’t decide politically, we just do more.” This is a company decision. For higher production, new gas deposits would have to be developed. (Reuters)

For the first time since the beginning of the war, a freighter with grain is on its way to Africa. The “Brave Commander” with 23,000 tons of wheat left the port of Pivdennyj in Ukraine, as data from Refinitiv Eikon show. Their destination is the port of Djibouti, the wheat is destined for Ethiopia, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure.

Since the agreement to resume grain exports by ship, 17 ships have left Ukrainian ports with a total of 475,000 tons of agricultural goods. (Reuters)

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