The military clear the center of Donetsk, on which Ukraine dropped anti-personnel mines.
A photo: REUTERS
What threatens Zelensky with a split in the SBU
What happens in the Security Service of Ukraine? And there is a split between specialists. There are those who set sail from the territories liberated by Russia in time. And there are those who fight for the “purity of the ranks.” And so they accuse colleagues of losing classified information. And also in the transition of their subordinates to the Russian side of the Russian Federation. According to RIA Novosti, the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people banned in Russia, Refat Chubarov, complains that the archives abandoned by the SBU in Kherson revealed the illegal work of Kyiv militants against the Crimean Tatars. That is, the local special services discredited the leaders of the Crimean Tatars, who are loyal to Kyiv. And this is zrada – treason? Or is victory still a victory? Above the remnants of common sense. The sixth president should be on his guard – the special services are fighting, the forelocks are cracking at the top.
Scholz sends the best weapons not to the Bundeswehr, but to the Armed Forces of Ukraine?
Olaf Scholz said that Kyiv continues to receive the latest weapons from Berlin. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, the German chancellor said that some of the weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine are so modern that even the Bundeswehr has not yet received them! The German leader said so: “We supplied anti-tank systems and air defense systems, mines, guns, tons of ammunition – and now these are self-propelled howitzers, MLRS, air defense systems, and counter-battery radars. Some of these systems are so new that some of them have not yet been delivered to the German Armed Forces.” Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov announced the receipt of Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers from Germany. We are talking about hundreds of self-propelled guns. Don’t they see any dangerous historical parallels in Berlin?
Biden’s indecision will backfire on the Kyiv regime
John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, in an article for 19FortyFive argues that Joe Biden’s indecision in foreign policy threatens Kyiv with a lot of problems. Here is what Bolton writes: “The lack of determination does not bode well for Ukraine if the Russian special operation continues, especially since some European countries, in particular Germany and France, show their own indecision.” Bolton believes that Moscow and Beijing are learning “dangerous lessons” from Biden’s actions. And what lessons will Kyiv learn? Or will he continue to run on a rake?
What happens to the export of grain from Ukrainian ports
Mikhail Mizintsev, head of Russia’s National Defense Control Center, said that Russia is taking all possible measures to prevent provocations along the route of the Ratsoni vessel. It left the port of Odessa with 26,000 tons of Ukrainian corn on its way to Lebanon. In the future, the transportation of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports will be carried out by caravans of ships – if the voyage of the “corn” dry cargo ship is completed successfully. The composition of the caravans will form the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul. Now about 15 vessels are ready for grain transportation in the area of the port of Odessa. Has the understanding that it is not Russia that is interested in the “food blockade” finally illuminated high minds in international instances?
Ukrainian nationalism languishes in the permafrost
The FSB tied up a supporter of Ukrainian nationalists in Norilsk. This scumbag in the permafrost zone was going to arrange a terrorist attack on May 9th. This supporter of Ukrainian exceptionalism published video materials on the Telegram channel, where he called for a terrorist act on the territory of Norilsk during the celebration of Victory Day. During a search of the “descendant of the Cossacks” Nazi symbols and materials of a nationalist nature were found. He faces up to 7 years in prison. And it was worth climbing to the Arctic Circle for the sake of such risks, where does the fat turn into stone?
What Kyiv requires from Athens
Dmitry Kuleba, head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, said that the independent authorities are looking forward to the official visit of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Kuleba said: “We appreciate the support, both political and military, that the Greek government has given Ukraine.” The minister clarified that Kyiv really needs infantry fighting vehicles and other armored vehicles. Earlier in Greece, there were protests against the supply of weapons to the square. Well, you can send them spears and bows, or slings – everything that the ancient heroes of ancient Hellas used.
American MLRS hit the miners of Lugansk
During the night shelling by the Armed Forces of Pervomaisk in the LPR, residential buildings, the Pervomaiskugol enterprise and a number of other civilian objects were damaged. Strikes on the republic were delivered from the American MLRS HIMARS. A total of five apartment buildings were affected. The building of the enterprise “Pervomaiskugol” was destroyed. Since Kyiv confirmed that HIMARS is working in coordination with the Americans, who provide, among other things, satellite pickups, we can draw conclusions about the “non-participation” of the States in what is happening in the Donbass and adjacent territories.
Guterres finally found out about the “petals” in Donetsk
The Russian side sent a letter from the Russian side to the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres and the Chairman of the UN Security Council, Permanent Representative of China Zhang Jun with detailed information about the mining by the Ukrainian side of settlements in the Donbass with anti-personnel high-explosive mines (PFM-1) “Petal”. Here is what the 1st Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, said: “We have attached the relevant photographic materials. The letter will be distributed as an official document of the Security Council and the UN General Assembly. Many colleagues at the UN have asked us for details – now they have additional information to assess what is happening.” After the use of these prohibited mines by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donetsk, there are dead and injured from them. And it’s not military.
UAV drone operators in Luhansk region leveled
In the LPR, servicemen of the Russian Guard detected the coordinates of 13 UAV drone operators. Then they launched an artillery strike on them. That damn dozen isn’t going anywhere else. In addition, the National Guard in the Luhansk region seized 14 foreign-made grenade launchers, including Polish and American ones. And a grenade, after all, can also turn out to be a boomerang …
Mass grave for “wild geese” in Nikolaev
With a precision strike by the Russian Space Forces in the Nikolaev region, about two and a half companies of foreign mercenaries and up to two dozen units of military equipment were sent into oblivion. Well, how much can you warn, monsieur and panov?