7 February: The Armed Forces repulsed the Russian attack near Bakhmut, Gazprom is creating a private army

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Situation summary of war in Ukraine by region for Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
Kherson region / Photo: Associated Press

Kherson region / Photo: Associated Press

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Donetsk Region

During the day, the enemy carried out 4 attacks on Kurakhove, Kurakhivka and Uspenivka of the Kurakhove community, reported the head of Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.

In the Volnovakha direction, Vuhledar was under intense fire – 5 buildings were damaged, no information was received about the victims.

During the day, the occupiers fired heavily at Mariinka. In the evening, there was a mortar shelling of Mykolayivka village of Kostiantynivka community. Private houses were destroyed.

In the Lysychansk direction, Torske and Zarichne of the Lymansk community came under fire again – without casualties.

In just one day, the Russians killed one resident of Donetsk region and injured 5 more people.

Kharkiv Region

Yesterday, the occupiers continued to fire tanks, mortars and artillery on populated areas of the Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Kharkiv districts bordering the contact line, said Oleg Synehubov, head of the Regional Military Administration.

In the Kupiansk district, two 5-story residential buildings, a private house and farm buildings were damaged by shelling.

In addition, as a result of shelling of the city, a civilian car was burned, a private house and a transformer pole were damaged.

In Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district, an enemy projectile hit the city hospital. There were no casualties. 8 people were evacuated from the bomb shelter of the hospital.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

At night, the occupiers fired at Marhanets – they damaged the power line and cut off the power to the pumping station. As a result, 60,000 homes from 9 settlements are currently without water, the head of the regional council, Mykola Lukashuk, said.

In addition, the Russians mutilated four private residential buildings, an outbuilding, electricity networks and a gas pipeline.

In addition, the past day seemed restless for the Nikopol district. the Russian occupiers hit the community with heavy artillery and rocket launchers.

Zaporizhzhia Region

During the past day, the occupiers shelled the civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Novomykolaivka, Preobrazhenka, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipole, Kamianske, Novodanilivka, Olhivske, Mali Shcherbaki, Charivne, Poltavka, Zelenyi Hai, Novoandriivka, Zatyshsha, Shcherbaki, Orikhiv, Stepove, Pavlovka.

According to the Regional Military Administration, citizens received 22 reports about the destruction of houses (apartments) and infrastructure facilities as a result of shelling by Russian military personnel.

Kherson Region

According to the Regional Military Administration, the Russian invaders attacked the region 31 times during the day. Peaceful settlements of the region suffered from shelling from artillery, MLRS, mortars and tanks.

As a result of seven attacks on the city of Kherson, residential buildings were damaged, two people were injured of varying degrees of severity.

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«Gazprom» is creating its own private military company: intelligence reported the details

Intelligence explained that the «arms race» continues in the Russian Federation among the main political players who are actively creating private armies.

The Russian «Gazprom Nafta» is creating its own private military company, and the relevant order was signed by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mykhailo Mishustin.

This was reported in the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, publishing an image of the order of the head of the Russian government.

«The energy monopolist Gazprom Nafta is creating its own private military company. The relevant order was signed by the head of the government of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin,» the Ukrainian intelligence agency said in a statement.

They specified that the signed document establishes that the founders of the organization will be Gazprom Nafta with a 70% share in the authorized capital of the organization and the private security organization Staff Center with a 30% share.

Regarding the creation of the organization, the Russian government refers to the law «On the safety of facilities of the fuel and energy complex», which states that enterprises of the industry «may be granted the right to establish a private security organization.» The size of the share of such an enterprise in the authorized capital of the newly created organization cannot be less than 50%.

«In this way, the «arms race» continues in the Russian Federation among the main political players, who are actively creating private armies, following the example of Eugene Prigozhin’s «Wagner» Group» the Main Directorate of Intelligence summarized.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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