As both sides report heavy fighting along the front lines, Kyiv claims it has intercepted a phone call that shows Russian saboteurs were behind the dam attack, while the Kremlin says flood victims have been killed by shelling.
Moscow and Kyiv both reported heavy fighting in Ukraine on Friday, with bloggers describing the first sightings of German and U.S. armour, signalling that Ukraine's long-anticipated counterattack was under way.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced an additional $2.1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine on Friday, including air defense and ammunition capabilities, amid signs that Kyiv had begun its long-awaited counteroffensive against Russia.
Waking to a flooded house in the middle of the night, Viktoria was in despair at the prospect of getting her elderly parents to safety without the help of the Russians occupying her town. Then a friend came to the rescue.
Social networks were hot with discussions about the last events on the battlefield. I saved this short video from Master Sergeant Valery Markus as a reminder to armchair warriors myself.
"Shut up... It's better just to shut up. So you don't have to apologise later". View: https://youtu.be/RoO_Yj2iMeU