The head of the European Commission called the moral duty of Europe to restore Ukraine

Europe has a “moral obligation” to Ukraine, various European countries will participate in its restoration, the head of the European Commission said. Previously, she said that the condition for financial assistance to Ukraine would be reforms “The head of the European Commission called the restoration of Ukraine a moral duty of Europe” />

Ursula von der Leyen

The restoration of Ukraine is a moral obligation of Europe, said the head of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen. Her words, spoken during a speech at the MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, are quoted by the Italian agency ANSA.

Von der Leyen said that she had planned “a discussion with the mayor of Mariupol and with Ukrainian architects”, as European countries will “restore Ukraine.” “We must do it, and we will do it,” & mdash; she said, adding, “It's our moral duty.”

Von der Leyen performed at the opening of the international festival New European Bauhaus, and before that— at the opening of the conference “Reconstruction of the future for people and the planet— new European bauhaus initiative organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

The head of the European Commission said that the EU is launching an initiative whose goal, according to her, is to “create a circular economy that values ​​nature and human health.” Buildings and architecture play an important role in this, because, according to her, “buildings account for almost 40% of carbon dioxide emissions in Europe”— “More than the carbon emissions of the entire Japanese economy.” “The new European Bauhaus is working as an incubator for this plan. We need to bring nature back to our cities»,— said the head of the EC.

Bauhaus— direction in architecture and design that originated in Germany after the First World War. The name comes from two German words: Bau— “construction” and Haus— “house”. The Bauhaus school influenced the formation of various concepts of art of the 20th century: such trends as modernism, minimalism and functionalism were inspired by the ideas of the Bauhaus.

In design, the hallmark of the Bauhaus— simple geometric shapes and straight lines. Furniture items should be as functional as possible.

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At the end of May, von der Leyen said at a press conference that the leaders of the European Union held intensive negotiations on the restoration of Ukraine, but this process is directly related to the reforms carried out by the Ukrainian authorities.

According to her, we are talking about reforms of the system administration and the judiciary, as well as the fight against corruption, in order to create a “positive environment” for business. She also added that the EU is working on a mechanism for providing Ukraine with an emergency package of macro-financial assistance in the amount of €9 billion

Following the meeting, it was decided to consider the creation of a platform for the restoration of Ukraine, which will unite the authorities of the country, the EU, the European Investment Bank, international partners, financial institutions and other “stakeholders”, according to the website of the European Council.

According to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, $600 billion will be needed to restore Ukraine.

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The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine appreciated the strengthening of the coast “Neptunes” with “Harpoons”

American Harpoon anti-ship missiles along with Ukrainian Neptune missiles are deployed on the coastline, Ukrainian Defense Minister Reznikov said

Harpoon anti-ship missile

American Harpoon anti-ship missiles entered service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and are located on the coastline, where the Ukrainian Neptune complexes are also deployed, head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Oleksiy Reznikov said.

“Coastal defenses reinforced with extremely effective Harpoon systems,” — he wrote.

At the end of May, the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, announced that Denmark would supply Ukraine with Harpoon and launchers for them. “I am extremely grateful to Denmark, which today announced the supply of launchers for Harpoon missiles and missiles for them in order to help Ukraine protect its coast,” — Austin said.

The Harpoon anti-ship missile was developed by McDonnell Douglas and manufactured in the US by Boeing Corporation. It was adopted by the United States in 1977. It is used in more than 30 countries around the world. The maximum firing range depends on the modification and ranges from 90 to 220 km, in some modifications— up to 280 km.

In addition to ships, missiles can hit ground defense infrastructure and targets, as well as air targets within sight.

The Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde also announced plans to transfer anti-ship missiles to Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on June 6 noted that Kyiv is working on obtaining anti-ship systems.

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Ukraine has repeatedly turned to the United States with a request to transfer multiple launch rocket systems. The New York Times reported that Washington intends to comply with this request. According to US President Joe Biden, missile systems will not be able to reach Russian territory. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed that Kyiv had assured Washington that there were no plans to use MLRS to strike Russian territory.

The Kremlin has repeatedly pointed out that the supply of weapons to Ukraine threatens the security of the continent and leads to instability. On June 2, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that pumping weapons into Ukraine would cause it “more suffering.” He added that this does not change the parameters of the special operation and its goals “will be achieved in any case.”

Russia launched a military special operation in Ukraine on February 24th. Russian President Vladimir Putin called its goals “denazification”; and demilitarization of the camps.

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London called the verdict on the British in the DPR a fictitious justice

British Foreign Minister Truss condemned the sentence of British citizens to death in the DPR, calling this court decision fictitious and illegitimate. The verdict was passed on June 9 by the Supreme Court of the DPR, in addition to the British, a Moroccan citizen was convicted alt=”London called the verdict on the British in the DNR a bogus justice” />

Saadoun Brahim, Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner

The decision of the Supreme Court of the Donetsk People's Republic to sentence British citizens Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin to death is fictitious and has no legitimacy. This was announced by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

The British Minister categorically condemned the sentencing of British subjects. “They are prisoners of war. This is a fictitious judgment with absolutely no legitimacy,— she emphasized.

Earlier on June 9, the Supreme Court of the DPR sentenced Pinner and Aslin to death, as well as the Moroccan Saadoun Brahim, accused of participating in hostilities on the side of Ukraine as mercenaries.

The punishment was imposed on the accused “according to the totality of crimes.” The court noted that Pinner was wanted in the UK for participating in hostilities in Iraq and Syria.

The trial of them began on June 7, they were charged under Part 2 of Art. 34 of the Criminal Code of the DPR (“Commission of crimes by a group of persons”), Art. 323 of the Criminal Code of the DPR (“Forcible seizure of power or forcible retention of power”) and Art. 430 of the Criminal Code of the DPR (“Mercenarism”).

The defendants partially admitted their guilt.

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The investigation into Pinner's case was completed at the end of May. According to 48-year-old Pinner, he worked as an instructor in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was taken prisoner in April along with soldiers from the 36th Separate Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Mariupol. According to the Zvezda TV channel, 27-year-old Aslin was among those who “voluntarily laid down their arms.” Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Mariupol.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Russia to show humanism towards the British captured in Ukraine. He added that Aslin had previously served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and therefore cannot be considered a mercenary.

In early May, the Investigative Committee opened criminal cases in Russia against 75 mercenaries who participate in combat actions on the side of Ukraine. According to the committee, the mercenaries arrived from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Norway, Georgia and other countries.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on February 27 that Ukraine intends to involve foreign volunteers in the hostilities, and announced on the creation of the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine.

In early June, a fighter of the Russian Guard, Sergeant Adam Bisultanov, died in the Donbass during a clash with foreign mercenaries, among whom was the son of a member of the British Parliament, Ben Grant.

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Rector Bublik compared the Bologna education system with a “cesspool”

Vladimir Bublik, rector of the USGUU, compared the Bologna education system to a cesspool Rejection of the Bologna education system will help protect young people from “that ideology” and raise “normal citizens” “within the framework of Russian Orthodoxy, within the framework of Islam,” believes Vladimir Bublik

Vladimir Bublik

Russia's rejection of the Bologna system of education will allow young people to grow up as “normal people, normal citizens,” says the rector of the Ural State Law University named after M. V.F. Yakovleva, President of the Association for Legal Education Vladimir Bublik. He expressed this opinion in an interview with the portal.

“We will fight for our children, we will not send them there, to this European cesspool that exists and attracts us. Our leaders are talking about it, but we are not shy and say yes. We will resist this and will not give up our children,— Bagel said.

In Yekaterinburg, an agreement was signed on the creation of a consortium “European-Asian Law University” with the participation of universities in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia. Then higher educational institutions of India, Mongolia and China will join it, the portal writes.

According to the rector of the Ural State University of Law, after studying in the West, “the guys who literally were subjected to that ideology are returning.” “Both sexually and in terms of liberal values, these are different people. As a father, I would not like my daughter (she plans to study art, so she will go to European universities, where art and architecture are) returned as a different person, professing other values, — he noted.

Bublik is convinced that “within the framework of Russian Orthodoxy, within the framework of Islam, within the framework of our natural values” will be able to ensure the “normal development” young people, which parents themselves are interested in.

On May 24, Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov announced Russia's intention to withdraw from the Bologna system, which aims to ensure comparability of standards and quality of higher education qualifications. It allows students, among other things, to continue their studies in their specialty at another educational institution, while their grades obtained at another university were not lost during the transition. As part of the introduction of this system in Russia, a two-level education system was introduced (four years of undergraduate and two years of master's degree instead of a five-year specialty).

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The country should switch to “its own unique education system” based on “the interests of the national economy and the maximum space of opportunity for each student,” Falkov believes.

Later, Falkov, in an interview with the newspaper “Kommersant” clarified that the restructuring of the system of higher education does not mean the abolition of bachelor's and master's programs. However, “artificially suppressing the possibility of developing a specialist and creating advantages for bachelor's and master's programs,” in his opinion, is not necessary. Speaking about the flaws of the Western model of education, he cited as an example cases when “a person without a specialized education enters a completely different magistracy.” “There needs to be more order here,” considers the minister.— I am not saying that it is necessary to establish direct trajectories, that only a lawyer can enter law. Probably, economists can also go into marketing, but it’s rather strange if we have a journalism graduate going into power engineering.

According to Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Dmitry Afanasyev, a national education system will be created in return, taking into account « positive experience” Bologna. A return to the Soviet model in universities is out of the question, he noted.

In early June, Afanasiev announced that Russian universities were excluded from the Bologna system.

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Kadyrov reported on the “deficit” Western weapons abandoned by the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the flight

The head of the Chechen Republic said that the settlement of Kamyshevakh was cleared, and the Ukrainian fighters fled, leaving “scarce” Western weapons *

Ramzan Kadyrov

Fighters of the special police regiment named after. The Hero of Russia Akhmat Kadyrov of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Chechnya and the 6th Cossack regiment cleared the village of Kamyshevakh, and the Ukrainian military and mercenaries flee, leaving “deficient” Western weapons, says the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov in Telegram.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

“Good news arrives from the village of Kamyshevakh, where success was achieved under the command of his dear brother, Hero of Russia Zamid Chalaev. The entire territory was systematically cleared by the efforts of the fighters of the special police regiment. Hero of Russia Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Chechen Republic and the 6th Cossack Regiment,— Kadyrov wrote.

According to him, now the surviving fighters have settled in the village of Vrubovka, where they “are awaiting their inglorious end.”

This week, the chapter Chechnya announced the transition to a “massive offensive” on the position of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Lugansk People's Republic. “Using new tactics, they have become much more effective in destroying enemy equipment and defensive positions,” — he reported.

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More than 10 people were hospitalized in an accident with a tourist bus in Sochi

service of the Ministry of Health of the Krasnodar Territory.

According to the prosecutor's office, in Sochi on Thursday there was an accident on the way to Krasnaya Polyana, a sightseeing bus and a truck collided there.

“Out of 19 victims, 14 were evacuated to hospital. There are no serious patients. Registration of all victims is underway,” the agency's interlocutor said.

She added that there were two pregnant women on the bus, they also did not suffer, refusing the help of doctors.


British mercenary Aslin sentenced to death speaks of ‘God’s judgment’

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British mercenary Aiden Aslin, who was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of the Donetsk People's Republic on June 9 after the verdict that he was counting on a fairer decision of the court. This is reported by Sky News.

Aslin spoke to reporters and noted that he hoped for a fairer sentence, as he helped the investigation and voluntarily surrendered to the People's Militia of the DPR.

Aslin stressed that wanted a different outcome of events, but “only God will judge.”

Recall that today the Supreme Court of the DPR sentenced British citizens Aiden Aslin and Sean Pinner, Moroccan citizen Saadoun Brahim to death. They were accused of terrorism, mercenarism and an attempt to overthrow the government.

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US Treasury Secretary recognizes “shooting himself in the foot” as sanctions against Russia


According to the New York Times, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged the negative impact of anti-Russian sanctions on the US economy, saying

Yellen also warned during the discussion that they should not be expected to drop significantly in the short term.

"Our restrictions on Russia, indeed, have an impact on the cost of food and fuel,” said the head of the Ministry of Finance.

She added that due to these negative effects, it should be expected that US economic growth will slow down.


Nebenzya: DNR and LNR may soon be released

According to Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, the special operation of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine “demonstrates progress”: the DPR and LPR can be fully released in the near future.

“The special operation is proceeding in accordance with the plans that were originally formulated. Of course, small tactical changes are being made, since it is difficult to predict what will actually happen in the combat zone. However, the plan is being implemented,” Nebenzya explained to the BBC TV channel.

The Russian diplomat is confident that the liberation of the DPR and LPR will happen soon. “You will be able to see the complete liberation of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. I hope this will happen soon,” Nebenzia added, stressing that the special operation “demonstrates progress.”


Few halves: Zakharova ridiculed Biden’s speech about the “hemisphere” with the words of Buzova

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in her Telegram channel ridiculed the strange statement made by US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas.

The American leader said that the Western Hemisphere in the next 10 years will develop into the most democratic hemisphere in the world.

“We have everything for this. There are people, there are resources, there are more democracies in this hemisphere than in any other hemisphere,” Biden said.

“I'm afraid to ask, how many of these hemispheres are there? Olga Buzova looked into the water – few halves,” – Zakharova commented on this speech.


Zelensky and Macron discussed security guarantees for Ukraine


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with French leader Emmanuel Macron. The parties discussed work on security guarantees for Ukraine and steps towards the country's accession to the EU.

During the conversation, Zelensky informed Macron about the situation on the fronts. The two leaders discussed arms deliveries and work on security guarantees. Zelensky spoke about this on his Twitter.

Earlier, Macron, in an interview with The Guardian, said that the decision to start hostilities in Ukraine was a “historical and fundamental mistake” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Macron, he informed Putin about this.


Named hidden weapon of Russia against the West

Moscow can influence the global food market

The fertilizer market can become a hidden weapon of the Russian Federation against the West. This point of view was expressed by Tobias Burns, a columnist for the American edition of The Hill.


According to the expert, analysts are confident that Moscow has hidden leverage over Kyiv and global food exports. Thus, the quotas introduced by Russia for the supply of fertilizers cause concern. They can lead to an even greater increase in world food prices, experts shared their forecasts.

Burns noted that changes in the Russian fertilizer policy could lead to problems with food transportation and production. “Without the supply of fertilizers, the world will produce less products,” explained leading economist Maximo Torero.

Earlier, the Russian Cabinet extended restrictions on the export of mineral fertilizers, which will be in effect from early July until the end of 2022. As explained in the Russian government, the decision is connected with the need to prevent a possible shortage of fertilizers within the country and prevent the rise in food prices. At the same time, quotas will not apply to the DPR, LPR, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Sea grain deliveries were stopped due to mines laid by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the waters near the country's ports. At the same time, the West accuses Russia of blocking the export of grain, which has been conducting a special operation in Ukraine since February 24. The Russian side denies all accusations against it.


“They threw grenades from quadrocopters”: Russian intelligence agent revealed the wrong side of the special operation

Our special correspondent reports from Donbass

Military intelligence officers are a specialty. Their faces do not fall into the lenses of TV cameras, and the stories of feats are “withstood” by time. My acquaintance with a serviceman of one of the Russian intelligence units with the call sign “Krakow” happened in Donbass.

His consent to a conversation, even with all the restrictions, came as a surprise to me. The face of the interlocutor, as expected, is hidden by a balaclava. Photo and video shooting under the strictest ban.

Russian intelligence agent at the liberated nationalist base near Krasny Liman. Photo: Press Service of the Ministry of Defense

According to the serviceman, he joined the Armed Forces five years ago. At first, however, I wanted to serve in foreign intelligence.

– A childhood dream, – the interlocutor laughs, – from films about Stirlitz.

Then life itself put everything in its place, the young man signed a contract to serve in military intelligence. To participate in a special operation, he was sent to one of the units. About the details – what, where specifically – of course, not a word.

– Initially, I didn’t even imagine where I would end up. I took my combat equipment and headed to another city.

Already on the spot, the scout found out where and why they were going to go: “There is an order – it’s necessary, then it’s necessary.”

– When we stopped in, it was a little unusual. I could not believe at first that everything was for real, – the military admits. – It seems that the convoy is going and going. We almost reached Kyiv itself. And when the first shelling and the first casualties began, everything fell into place in my head.

Then the deployment changed.

– Ukrainian soldiers were well trained, it is clear that they were trained by foreign instructors . In the positions taken, we often found foreign equipment and weapons. Even the banal dry rations they had at the beginning of the special operation were purely English.

Now, apparently, Ukraine has concluded an agreement  with the UK. The packages no longer have the British flag, but it is written that it was made in Great Britain, but the flag is already Ukrainian and the inscription – “Glory to Ukraine”.  They also found Korean dry rations. Equipment and anti-tank weapons are mostly American. What can I say, they are sponsored in abundance.

If we evaluate Ukrainian soldiers precisely as warriors, then, in my opinion, they are not very good. Their artillery is strong, but again, this is not a man's thinking. Our servicemen correct the fire themselves, and on their tablet the program shows a point and prescribes where and how to hit. They are afraid to engage in direct combat with us and retreat. As far as we have already passed, Ukrainian troops are sitting in almost every forest belt, and they flee from each as soon as there is a risk of direct contact.

– Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – “Veseushniks” – usually based at the end of the landing, and observers sit at the beginning. As a rule, from among the mobilized. Roughly speaking – civilians with weapons in their hands. They were driven in and no longer allowed to retreat. Those who manage to surrender admit that from the very beginning they wanted to voluntarily lay down their arms. But they are not allowed to do so. They threaten death or reprisal against the family…

The intelligence officer also had to meet with foreign mercenaries fighting on the side of Ukraine. According to him, the difference is felt immediately. From equipment to professional skills.

– Foreigners have different tactics of warfare. Unlike simple “Veseushnikov”, who often get lost during the battle and do not understand how to act, these people are prepared. In case of contact, they immediately deploy in battle formation and act competently.

Several times, according to the interlocutor, we had to deal with enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups.

– Since they do not find us , and we have them – yes, it means that they have less professionalism, – the military man smiles not without pride.

– We must pay tribute to the military personnel with whom I had to deal with here – and we interacted not only with intelligence, but also with other units. The army is strong, people are persistent. But there are situations that affect the picture as a whole. Not everything can be predicted and planned. Sometimes even the terrain affects the speed of advancement. Need time, preparation.

If we talk specifically about intelligence, although we try to be ahead all the time, we are all people. Sometimes you need to rest and heal. Because of this, there are some changes in the composition of the group, or the groups themselves change. This means that the deadlines for completing the task may increase slightly. Well, and of course, we should not discount the fact that the settlements that we liberate are not a village of three streets.

– It seems to me that I am still learning. And I'm not the only one with this feeling. I had a chance to communicate with an officer from another unit who said: “I have eight years of fighting behind me, but even I study here.” No fight is the same.

According to the scout, the enemy uses a lot of prohibited weapons and rather vile tricks. “Gentleman's War” comes only from one side – from the Russian side.

– Personally, mortars, large-caliber artillery, hailstones, shrapnel, phosphorus have worked for me and for my guys more than once. It got to the point that they are just throwing grenades at us from quadcopters.

– Personally, I have never heard anything bad, although I know different stories. We try to help people with food, cigarettes. From many we hear words of gratitude. People just say, “Thank you for coming.”

Case one was very indicative, crashed into memory. We went into one settlement, and in the building in the basement, people were washing things. When we got down, they moved away from the basins, stood facing the wall, feet shoulder-width apart, arms raised. We passed by, and then one of the women says: “Thank you for not hitting us.” Later it turned out that people initially did not understand what kind of military men came and thought that they were the National Battalion, who, according to the stories of the villagers, did not disdain to engage in assault.

– A lot of things, – the interlocutor answers after a short pause. – It seems to me, first of all – culture and politeness. We even have a motto: “Be polite even with the enemy.” Of course, good physical skills. We have to walk a lot, run, jump, shoot.

According to Krakow, a scout is not born, but made. In his opinion, everything can be learned, there would be a desire.

– I go in the head patrol, we have the greatest responsibility. We must see everything that is happening around, as they say, 360 degrees, so as not to miss the enemy, stretch marks, mines. Plus, choose the most convenient route so that the personnel following us can advance.

– I will tell my children and grandchildren that I served as a clerk at the headquarters, – the scout laughs. – And I will remember, perhaps, the support and support that we have become for each other here. The trip showed who is who. Who is ready and who is not.

I will remember the comrades whom we lost forever, and those who were seriously injured and will no longer be in service. Their families are now our families, and we are responsible for them.

When my commander was wounded, I saw him fall, I was very scared. No, not for myself. Just for him. And when the group and I had already pulled him out of there, it turned out that he was still alive. I was very happy. Now, at least the connection with the “big world” happens infrequently, we try to call his family whenever possible and find out how his condition is.

And there is so much to tell, but you can’t, you yourself understand …

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The Minister of Defense of Ukraine called the figures of the daily losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov reported on his social media page about the daily losses of the Ukrainian military.

“The situation at the front is difficult. We lose up to a hundred of our soldiers killed and up to 500 wounded every day,” he said. he.

Reznikov added that the Ukrainian military is putting up strong resistance, but so far Russian troops are advancing.

The Minister of Defense urged to maintain concentration. He thanked the countries that support Ukraine, but at the same time expressed dissatisfaction with the pace and quality of weapons supplied by the West.

In turn, Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar said in an interview with CNN that Western countries must understand that assistance cannot be one-time and that, first of all, Ukraine needs air defense and heavy weapons.


Ukraine strengthened the coast with American “Harpoons”

This was announced by the Minister of Defense of the Republic

The Ukrainian coastline of defense has been strengthened by American-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles (ASMs). The corresponding statement was made on the social network by the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov.


“Beregovaya defense is reinforced with extremely effective Harpoon systems,” Reznikov wrote in his publication.

The Pentagon reported that about 20 members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (APU) are learning to use Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The United States is providing assistance in their The fact that Denmark will provide the Ukrainian army with the old Harpoon anti-ship missiles was reported on May 25. It was noted that Copenhagen would transfer to Kyiv anti-ship missiles received from the United States in the 1990s and decommissioned in 2003.

Earlier, military expert Dmitry Boltenkov, in a column for Izvestia, said that the Harpoon anti-ship missiles that Denmark is transferring to Ukraine could pose a threat to for the Russian Black Sea Fleet. However, from his point of view, the risks can be minimized by creating reliable air defense and missile defense zones.


Ukrainian made a scandal in Berlin because of the name of the cafe

Photo: Ostap Zhukov cafe in the Charlottenburg district. The fact is that many immigrants from the former USSR and Russia live in this area. And there, for a long time, a cafe and a shop with the name “Russia” were opened for them. The Ukrainian refugee didn't like the sign at all.

“What a horror. How could the cafe be called 'Rossiya'! What a nightmare! How could this be allowed!” When the store administrator refused the Ukrainian woman's demand to change the sign, she turned to her compatriots on social networks: “Guys, if you are from Berlin, can you give them a kipish there?”.


Conditions for China’s invasion of Taiwan revealed

Washington and Beijing hope to ease tensions at weekend summit

The United States has approved a possible $120 million sale of spare parts to Taiwan to help the island upgrade its warships. The need for this, according to the Taiwanese Minister of Defense, arises in the light of the growing military activity of Beijing in coastal waters. The latest round of tensions is once again suggesting a possible hot phase of conflict between mainland China and the US-backed rebel island. We looked into the positions of the parties and what could be the immediate cause for hostilities.

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The US Agency for Security Cooperation once again ignored Beijing's demands not to help Taipei with weapons. According to Reuters on June 9, the agency approved the sale of parts for warships to Taiwan; while the deal requires congressional and state department approval to go into effect, past experience shows that they will not block the deal.

Taiwan's defense minister said the new treaty would come into effect within one month and expressed his gratitude Washington for assistance in light of the growing activity of the PRC. However, Taipei had no other options for “protection” – the Taiwanese navy consists of American-made ships, so spare parts from the USA are needed.

The PRC reacted immediately to the deal. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian criticized the sale of ship parts at a briefing in Beijing and said Washington should cancel it. There has been no response from the US yet.

The White House believes that the National Liberation Army of China is preparing for a direct invasion of Taiwan. In the spring, US President Joe Biden, speaking during his first Asian tour in Japan, said that Washington was ready to respond militarily to attempts to resolve the Taiwan issue by force.

Anxiety is also felt in Taiwan. Thus, on June 8, the South China Morning Post reported on the increase in the staff of the local intelligence center, and with serious requirements: residents of mainland China and even Hong Kong will not be able to become employees.

In parallel with this, Taiwan is also increasing its diplomatic activity. It is known that in the near future a French delegation will arrive on the island, now representatives of Slovakia are visiting there. Although such contacts are incomparable with US support, and therefore do not excite Beijing so much, they may indicate that Taipei is preparing a “safety cushion” in the form of long-term investments and loans – in case of an aggravation that will certainly hit the island's economy.

The United States and China are expected to use this week's Asian summit to trade blows on everything from Taiwan sovereignty to the war in Ukraine, though both sides have indicated a willingness to discuss governing differences.

Canceled optimism However, the upcoming meeting of the so-called “Shangri-La Dialogue”, scheduled for June 10-12, causes observers. This annual intergovernmental security forum involves the participation of representatives of the military departments of 28 states, including both the United States and China. For the defense ministers of both countries, the meeting will be the first since 2019, as the summit had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

“From our perspective, we expect the agenda for this meeting to focus on 'managing competition' in regional and global issues,” the senior US official was quoted as saying by the Bangkok Post.

Chinese media also said that Beijing will use the meeting to discuss cooperation with Washington and reduce tensions, including around Taiwan. However, judging by the rhetoric of both sides, breakthroughs are not to be expected here. The maximum is to consolidate the status quo.

At the same time, as Andrei Ostrovsky, deputy director of the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences, noted in a conversation with MK, despite the mutual provocative actions of Beijing, which is increasing activity at sea, and the United States , increasing supplies, a significant aggravation of the situation should not be expected.

“The transition of the conflict around Taiwan to a hot stage is possible only under one condition – if the island declares independence,” the expert believes. Otherwise, this option is excluded. The United States can and will supply anything to the island, and, in fact, the Chinese are also able to take countermeasures of this kind: increase patrols in the Taiwan Strait, etc. But without declaring independence by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, the situation will change radically will not”.

“The Americans have recognized Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan in at least three agreements, and there is no reason to, say, tomorrow. a full-scale conflict has begun,” Andrey Ostrovsky continues. – In Taipei, they are unlikely to go to the declaration of independence. Even with all the “frostbite” of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, the ruling force of the country, headed by the president), it will not do this.”

As the expert recalled, Tsai Ing-wen, known for her radical desire for the independence of the island, after she tried to officially announce her victory in the elections, but then her ardor was cooled just by the Americans, who said that they would not send their troops to help Taiwan in the event of a conflict with mainland China.

“Such a position of the United States has been known for a long time, it is unlikely to change. Arms deliveries will continue, deals, exercises, too, but this is comparable to the Ukrainian situation, where Washington is also actively helping, but without the option of direct participation in hostilities. As for China, it will not invade Taiwan itself without declaring independence. There is nothing new here for analysts, Beijing has repeatedly indicated its position,” the expert concluded.


Zelensky pulled off a grand deception with Ukrainian grain and mines near Odessa

The captain of the 1st rank explained who benefits from the situation with the port of Odessa

Russia and Turkey have previously agreed on a scheme for the export of Ukrainian grain from the port of Odessa. Ankara even offered to help clear the sea and ensure the safety of grain carriers, Bloomberg reported. Kyiv was skeptical about these initiatives. Who and how plans to export grain from Odessa and who will have to mine the Odessa coast, clarified a military expert, captain 1st rank in the reserve Vladimir Gundarov.

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According to Bloomberg, the Russian-Turkish grain supply plan is going to be carried out under the auspices of the UN, which, according to Ankara, should ensure the safety of its implementation. For this, a special coordination center should be created in Istanbul, whose representatives will lead this mission.

– The scheme proposed by Turkey, which was previously agreed upon, – Vladimir Gundarov explains, – looks something like this: the Ukrainians clear everything that they have mined, then Turkish ships come to the ports to load grain on them. Along the sea fairway, freed from mines, these ships go to sea. On this site they are accompanied by Ukrainians. Then the grain carriers are transferred under the protection of Russian ships, which accompany them further along the route in the Black Sea.

– As it is paradoxical, but the mined approaches to Odessa are favorable to all. But first of all Zelensky. So he can always say to his handlers: guys, how can I provide you with grain supplies in exchange for weapons if there is a threat of an attack on Odessa? Because of this, we had to mine all sea approaches to it. Russian ships are at sea. We say there is nothing we can do. And if we start clearing mines, they will shell us.

– Yes, but it is beneficial for Zelensky to deceive his curators. In this way, he can blackmail the West for a longer time without paying with grain for the supplied weapons.

But it is also beneficial for the West, since it creates a very convenient excuse to accuse Russia of organizing the global “Holodomor”.

This is beneficial even to the local Ukrainian authorities in Odessa, and especially in Nikolaev. In Nikolaev almost famine begins. No supplies, no work. Problems began with the humanitarian aid. The people are pissed off. His dissatisfaction must be channeled somewhere. And where to? A great reason to send to Russia: they say, she is to blame for everything – blocked approaches from the sea, does not want to open humanitarian corridors, that's why you are starving here.

– How to say. After fighting, there is always peace. Ukrainians will have to be fed with something. And what to feed, if now all Ukrainian grain is taken out in exchange for the supply of weapons?

In addition, the scheme for transporting grain involves the organization of posts of our border guards. They will check in the Black Sea not only those vessels that are already exporting grain from Ukraine, but first of all those that are only moving along the fairway to the port of Odessa for this grain. This is necessary in order to prevent the supply of weapons.

Border guards will stand on their boats along the route, disembark inspection groups, inspect holds, and only after that let ships enter the port. In the same way – on the way back.

– Demining the fairway itself for the passage (not the entire coast as a whole) can take a maximum of a week. Unless, of course, there is a desire for it.

– No one has a desire. So it's hard to talk about timing. Negotiations are underway, but more “a good face for a bad game” is being created, pardon the pun. Therefore, we, I think, will not forget so quickly about real mines off the Odessa coast.  


The Russian military seized the T-72 transferred by Poland in Ukraine

A photo of a captured car has appeared

During a special operation in Ukraine, the Russian military seized a Polish T-72 tank, which Warsaw had previously handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). This is reported by the Military Informant Telegram channel.


The authors of the channel note that this is a modernized version of the vehicle, which received dynamic protection.

In addition, in the published picture of the tank, you can see that the front of its hull is painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Where and when the photo was taken is not specified.

Earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda said in an interview with Bild that Warsaw handed over more than 240 tanks and about a hundred armored personnel carriers to Kyiv. We are talking about vehicles that, according to Duda, Ukraine is able to service.

In addition, Poland supplied Ukraine with ammunition, small arms, ammunition and other equipment. According to President Duda, the total volume of military assistance that Warsaw provided to Kyiv is two billion dollars.


The Minister of Defense of Ukraine declared the impossibility of restraining the Russian army

Aleksey Reznikov complained about the acute shortage of weapons

The weapons that the Ukrainian army currently possesses would be enough to fight any army in Europe, but not the Russian one. This was stated by the Minister of Defense of the country Alexei Reznikov.

Alexey Reznikov. Photo: Global Look Press

“We have already received from partners, purchased on the market, manufactured and transferred to the armed forces a significant amount of weapons. It would be enough for a victorious defense against any army in Europe. But not from Russia,” Reznikov wrote on social networks.

The Minister added that now Ukraine desperately needs heavy weapons, and as soon as possible.

Earlier, Reznikov said that the Ukrainian the army daily loses as a result of hostilities up to a hundred people killed and up to 500 wounded. He described the situation as “difficult.”

In turn, The Independent reported on the total superiority of the Russian army in artillery compared to the Ukrainian one.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are faced with an acute lack of ammunition, which against the background of the actions of Russian artillery undermines the morale of the Ukrainian military. The publication also noted the superiority of the Russian side in the air.

The report indicates that the number of deserters in the Ukrainian army is growing. The publication connects the failures of Kyiv with the slow supply of weapons from Western countries.


The political scientist explained why it is impossible to speed up the completion of the special operation in Ukraine

The best example is the liberation of Azovstal

State Duma deputy Adam Delimkhanov said on June 9 that Russia's special operation in Ukraine could end by the end of 2022. Domestic experts believe that it is impossible to accelerate the course of its implementation, because we are talking about saving people's lives.


In an interview with, Vladimir Olenchenko, a senior researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, explained that hostilities cannot go quickly or slowly. According to the expert, they always have their own specific rhythm, which, in turn, comes from a specific situation.

The political scientist stressed that at the moment Russia is conducting a special military operation, and there is no point in “strive for speed.” Olenchenko believes that in the current situation it is necessary to save people and strength, as well as act wisely.

The expert cited as an example how the liberation of the Mariupol metallurgical plant Azovstal was carried out. The political scientist noted the wisdom of the decision not to storm the enterprise, because otherwise there was a high risk of losing people and equipment. Olenchenko added that the gain in time would be insignificant compared to the surrender of the militants.

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Borodai revealed the meaning of the battle for Slavyansk

“We are talking about closing the encirclement around the enemy's Donbass grouping”

The battle for Slavyansk can be described as decisive in the issue of the liberation of the DPR. So the deputy head of the Duma Committee for CIS Affairs Alexander Borodai assessed the significance of the fighting on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic.

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“We are talking about closing the encirclement around the Donbass grouping of the enemy. A significant part of it is concentrated in the Slavic-Kramatorsk agglomeration. And yes, this battle can be called important and decisive,” the Russian deputy shared the details.

As Borodai noted, it has been going on for a long time, and at present, the unions of Donbass volunteers are fighting on all fronts and in all parts, including parts of the LDNR, and in various power structures.

Volunteer unions are attacking Slavyansk from the north of the Kharkov region, added the deputy head of the State Duma committee. “This is also, in general, the battles for Slavyansk and Kramatorsk,” he summed up.

Earlier, the headquarters of the DPR’s territorial defense previously announced the start of battles for Slavyansk. The Russian Federation launched a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February. Russian President Vladimir Putin called its goal the demilitarization and denazification of the republic, as well as the protection of the people of Donbass. For this, according to the Russian leader, it is planned to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in the region. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Russian army strikes only at the military infrastructure and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).


The new Prime Minister of the DPR Khotsenko found an influential father

Experts assessed the meaning of appointing Moscow officials to the governments of the Donbass republics

Serious changes have taken place in the leadership of the Donetsk People's Republic – proteges from Moscow have replaced local cadres. Denis Pushilin dismissed the government headed by Prime Minister Alexander Ananchenko. He was replaced by Vitaly Khotsenko, who previously headed the Department of Regional Industrial Policy and Project Management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation – where he oversaw interaction with the regions. We discussed the meaning of the permutations with a political scientist.


Vitaly Khotsenko is a native of Ukrainian Dnepropetrovsk, but he studied in Moscow. A graduate of Moscow State University with a degree in sociology, as well as a graduate of the RANEPA with a degree in state regulation of the economy.

The new Prime Minister of the DPR has a rather influential father – Pavel Khotsenko, who was the head of the department for combating organized crime of the district Ministry of Internal Affairs in Yamal, the director of the Utrish National Park and Reserve in the city of Sochi, and also headed the directorate for the development of the hotel complex of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (New Urengoy). Khotsenko Jr. himself also built a successful career. Starting as an assistant to a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, at the age of 28 he was already the Minister of Energy, Industry and Communications of the Stavropol Territory and held this position for six years – from 2013 to 2019.

Former Prime Minister of the DPR Alexander Ananchenko has held this position since 2018. Denis Pushilin thanked him for his work and offered to lead the development of the public sector.

In addition to the appointment of Khotsenko, two more significant personnel changes took place in the DPR, forming a team of a new manager: the former assistant to the Minister of Construction and Housing of Russia Evgeny Solntsev became the deputy head of the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, and Alexander Kostomarov, who previously held the post, became the first deputy head of the administration of the head of the DPR First Deputy Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region.

The appointment of a team from Moscow to senior positions will be a continuation of the rapprochement between the DPR and Russia, as well as the unified legal field announced earlier. Moskovsky Komsomolets asked experts to assess the meaning of these appointments.

“The current change of government suggests that the integration of the DPR into the economy of the Russian economy is proceeding at an accelerated pace,” says political scientist and specialist on Ukraine Alexander Dudchak. experts says that Russia has big plans for the Donbass.

We need professionals who know the realities of the Russian economy, the specifics of interaction with the regions. This practice will be transferred to the territory of the DPR. In addition, there is a task to restore enterprises, a significant number of which were destroyed even before the start of a special military operation. They should be useful, and Donbass should be integrated into the economy of Russia and the entire Eurasian association.”

– And what is unrealizable here? After the Second World War, they returned to the level of pre-war production already in 1947 – in 1.5 years. Nothing is impossible, even if the mobilization opportunities are not the same now.

– The situation is really extremely difficult, and you need to work in this position 24 hours 7 days a week. And there are people, patriots of this land, who understand and know this region and are ready to work there. Now we will see whether the new cabinet of ministers will be virtual, just to divert eyes, or it will really be a team of professionals capable of turning the tide in the republic.

– Nobody took this question. The DPR and LPR have existed for eight years, and why haven’t new industrial enterprises appeared during this time? Why were those enterprises that worked before 2014 not launched? This is a question for the leadership, the cabinet of ministers and the heads of the republics.

It often seems that the key goals of these people are not related to effective work for the benefit of the region and the population, but to personal gain and self-enrichment. During this time, there were so many materials in the republics associated with corruption schemes, with theft of Russian budget money, that I consider it relevant to conduct an audit.

We need to rethink the situation around the republic. There are mechanisms, approaches and tools on how to correct this situation. So that the population of these republics does not consider themselves abandoned and abandoned, but, on the contrary, sees the work that is being done in their interests, and not in the interests of a narrow circle of people.

– When I talk about approaches, I mean, first of all, openness. For people to see the work of officials and ministries every day, there was feedback.

Our main military secret is the annual budget of the republics. But this cannot be, therefore, relapses associated with corruption appear.

Secondly, the blatant isolation of the authorities from the people. Our ministers and officials consider themselves the elite of the region, they get decent money, they drive good cars, they dine in good restaurants, but the vast majority of the population cannot even afford it.

And thirdly, using the resources and capabilities of the Russian Federation, you can both restore industrial facilities and create new, agricultural clusters, for example, and show a success story. It's hard, but necessary. And only in this case, people who live in Donbass, especially young people, will see at least some image of the future, because the lack of a clear image of the future predetermines that young people will leave the region. This is a systemic problem that is very difficult to solve, but possible.


The Washington Post revealed the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the Dnieper

According to the publication, more than 700 Ukrainian soldiers died in the region

Priest of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) Dmitry Povorotny spoke about the funeral of the dead soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) in the Dnipropetrovsk region, writes the Washington Post.

Photo: AP

In an interview with the publication, the archpriest specified that every week he spends 1-2 mourning events. According to Povorotny's estimates, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this region amounted to more than 700 soldiers.

“You see how the war has changed. And this is just one cemetery, one of thousands of cemeteries in Ukraine,” he said, adding that a total of 293 military graves appeared in the cemetery in three months, compared to 175 in the previous eight years.

On June 9, Head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov stated the difficult situation with the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the minister, the Ukrainian army loses up to 100 soldiers killed and up to 500 wounded every day.

The Russian Federation launched a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February. Russian President Vladimir Putin called its goal the demilitarization and denazification of the republic, as well as the protection of the people of Donbass. For this, according to the Russian leader, it is planned to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in the region. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Russian army strikes only at the military infrastructure and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).


The expert called the revolutionary qualities of the “inconspicuous” Su-57 fighter

He chooses the target and the right weapon himself

Russian media, citing unnamed sources, reported the use of two pairs of stealthy Su-57 fighters during a special operation in Ukraine. The expert explained why this aircraft is valuable and what its capabilities are yet to be used.

Photo: Alex Beltyukov.

According to media reports, four Su-57s in the sky over Ukraine tested an integrated information exchange system that allows them to detect and destroy enemy air defense objects.

Unfortunately, while the Russian Aerospace Forces cannot widely use this type of fighter in a special operation. Only about ten of them were made. In addition, there remains a risk that the remnants of the Ukrainian air defense will contrive to shoot down our 5th generation aircraft. And this is a rather valuable trophy that can give out some technological secrets. Actually, the use in the special operation for this aircraft — a kind of stage of testing for combat use. 

Military expert Mikhail Khodarenok named those qualities of a fighter that could have an effect in the future.

In general, the main differences between 5th generation aircraft and 4th generation aircraft are and “4+” (family “Su-27” and “Su-30”) — these are reduced radar visibility, supersonic cruising speed (the predecessors can only fly supersonic for a short time), as well as the placement of weapons inside the fuselage. This is different, for example, from the American F-35s, of which the states have already riveted hundreds.

But as Khodarenok noted, our Su-57 will differ in something else. For example, intellectual capabilities, including the detection and selection of targets. The Su-57, according to him, is capable of almost autonomously performing combat missions — he flies along the route, finds targets himself, selects those that need to be hit first and assigns the weapon that is advisable to use in this case. The pilot can only confirm the decisions made by the on-board computer, the expert notes.

Moreover, according to Khodarenko, the electronic capabilities of the Su-57 will allow it to interact with other reconnaissance and strike weapons, for example, with drones, air defense systems, marine , rocket and space systems.

“Intellect” and situational awareness will allow you to instantly respond to newly identified targets and destroy them. True, to realize all this potential will have to wait a little more. «Information Synergy — the main path for the development of modern weapons systems. And Russia has every chance to be the first to achieve tangible practical results in this direction. Su-57 — one of the successful examples of this work”, — concluded Khodarenok.


China predicted a global change in the world after the end of the special operation


Chinese expert Wu Xinbo said that the system of international relations is expected to undergo significant changes as a result of the Ukrainian crisis.

As he noted in a column in the Huanqiu Shibao newspaper, large-scale sanctions imposed by the West against Moscow undermine the established rules, as a result, this will have a huge impact on the world order.

The expert believes that the world is waiting for the transition from globalization to consolidation, as the great powers began to weaponize interdependence. Thus, the analyst emphasizes, the countries will be divided into trade, technology and currency blocs. And the use of the US dollar as a weapon against Russia in the long term will weaken Washington's international credit and encourage many countries to move away from the dollar.

The expert also believes that there will be a split in the global governance system, which will be noticeable in the activities of the UN, World Bank, IMF. And in the system of international relations there will be a reorganization and instead of cooperation and the search for consensus, the countries will unite into two opposing camps and one neutral one.


The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia reprimanded the Deputy Prime Minister for words about Lavrov

The Minister approved the disruption of the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister to Belgrade

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Serbia, Alexander Vulin, criticized the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy of the country, Zorana Mihajlovic, who approved the disruption of the visit to the republic Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

Photo: Global Look Press our guests and who are our friends,” the website of the Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs quoted Vulin as saying.

The message emphasizes that Lavrov has been proving for decades that he is a friend of Serbia, unlike those who made his visit to Belgrade impossible.

Mihajlovic previously commented on the cancellation of Lavrov's visit to the Serbian capital, saying that this could complicate the situation for Belgrade and President Alex ndra Vučić.

“I think it is good that the Russian minister has not come to visit Serbia now, and we should think about our future path, and Serbia has clearly decided on the path to the EU, which President Vučić also said ”, she said in an interview with

Lavrov was supposed to fly to Belgrade for a two-day visit on Monday, June 6. However, on the eve of Montenegro, Bulgaria and North Macedonia closed their airspace for the minister's plane.

Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botan-Kharchenko said that this demarche could be associated with a visit to Belgrade by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who should visit the country on Friday, June 10.


Putin named one of the main areas of attack on Russia

Vladimir Putin. Photo: Frame from video.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with young entrepreneurs and scientists, named in which direction the West is delivering one of the main blows to Russia.

According to the Russian leader, restrictions in microelectronics are one of the main areas of attack on Russia

The head of state noted that the Russian government has been trying to recreate and create a microelectronic industry on a new basis for several years.

He called this topic one of the most difficult and difficult.

< p>“One of the main areas of attack on Russia from the entire set of restrictive measures,” the president said.

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The State Duma called for the destruction of Ukrainian statehood

Alexander Borodai stated this

Deputy head of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Alexander Borodai, in an interview with, stated that the main goal Russian special operation is the elimination of Ukrainian statehood.

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“We just need to destroy what is called Ukrainian statehood. At some point it will collapse, disappear, it will not exist. And then the world will be arranged somehow in a new way, I think, more correctly. That's all,” the parliamentarian told the publication.

At the same time, the liquidation of the Ukrainian state, according to Boroday, does not mean the end of the Ukrainian people. According to him, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, who is determined to fight “to the last Ukrainian”, is “coping” with this.

Borodai added that the Russian special operation, in his opinion, will end with the “evacuation” of Zelensky and his entourage in Miami.

“And we will achieve the result that we were going to achieve: Russian flags will fly over Zaporozhye, and Odessa, and over Nikolaev, and over Kyiv too,” the deputy concluded.

Speaking of western Ukraine, the parliamentarian said that her fate remains unknown. He did not rule out that a new state would be formed on this territory.

Earlier, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksandr Reznikov said that a country with the weapons it now has could resist any state in Europe, but not Russia.


The head of the department added that Kyiv desperately needs weapons, especially heavy ones. He also cited data according to which the Ukrainian army daily loses up to a hundred people killed and up to 500 wounded.