Lavrov: The American Crusade Against Russia
“Everyone understands that the Americans declared a crusade against the Russian Federation, against its legitimate interests, against Russian culture and Russian traditions, and chose the Nazi regime in Kiev as the tip of the spear, and injected it with new weapons systems.” This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during his visit to Cuba. The Kremlin defines the Ukrainian authorities as “neo-Nazis,” but these accusations — among the pretexts Moscow uses to start the conflict — are seen by many observers as clearly false.
Zelensky: “NATO must now allow Ukraine to enter the war”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged NATO to invite his country to join the alliance during his visit Stoltenberg in Kyiv. “I am grateful for the invitation to participate in the summit” in Vilnius in July, “but it is important that Ukraine also receives a similar invitation. He said that there is no objective obstacle preventing political decisions regarding Ukraine’s invitation to the coalition. It is time to take appropriate decisions. He noted in a statement that he The security of the Euro-Atlantic region is no longer conceivable without Ukraine, and people understand that.
British intelligence: great losses of the Russian army in the Dnipro
“It is – the report continues – one of the first indications of the presence of the Dnieper group of forces. In fact, Russia uses the term “group of forces” specifically, referring to a large operational formation organized by missions. At the beginning of the invasion, the Russian forces were organized into groups of forces each named after their respective military districts in Russia, for example, the Western and Central groups of forces. It concludes that the presence of a new group apparently indicates that the original organization of forces has evolved, possibly due to heavy losses. The report concludes that the task of the new group should be to defend the southern sector of the occupied area, particularly the southwestern flank, which is characterized by Currently on the Dnipro River.
After the European Union, Switzerland imposed sanctions on the Wagner Group
Similar to the European Union, Switzerland has decided to sanction the Wagner Group – made up of mercenaries active in Ukraine alongside the regular Russian army – and the RIAFAN news agency, which is sanctioned by the European Union for spreading pro-government propaganda and disinformation. The measures will come into effect at 18.00. On April 14, Brussels imposed sanctions on the Wagner Group for its active participation in Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. It is – confirms a note from the Swiss Federal Department of Economics, Training and Research (Defr) – a Russian military organization, led by Evgenij Prigozhin, that acts as a tool of hybrid warfare.
Mattarella: Support Kiev as long as necessary
“We talked a lot about the war in Ukraine – he explained – the subject sees our countries in harmony on the defense of Kiev’s territorial integrity. Italy will provide support as long as it is necessary and required from all points of view, because not only independence is at stake but also the future of peace in Europe. It will follow. Other aggressions and we cannot allow this: therefore we will ensure that we comply with each measure », stated the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, speaking from Bratislava.
Putin reintroduces pioneers
Vladimir Putin insists that the youth organization founded last December be renamed the First Movement, with the Soviet term Pioneers, which was initially abandoned. “What are we talking about? – said Putin, interrupting an offer made by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova in reference to the movement of the former. “This is the adage,” answered Golikova. “The old way, the new way, as it was and is, is inevitable. The term, this name, is devoid of any ideological connotation, in contrast to the Komsomol, the Youth Code of the Communist Party. “Think about it,” replied the chief. Putin said: “I know that another name was chosen, but when we use it now we have to think about it and consult with young people, right?”
ISW: “Moscow is making a change in the security services”
Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, is conducting a “wide-ranging shake-up of the domestic security services” after news leaked about the war in Ukraine, the Institute for the Study of War, ISW, a US think-tank, reports in its current update. Russia’s state news agency TASS reported on April 19 that the FSB and the Main Directorate of the Security Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) conducted mass searches at the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Central Moscow Region and several police offices in the Moscow region. After the “leakage of data by Russian security forces at the request of Ukrainian citizens” in recent weeks. Russian media reported that police officers leaked personal data on Russian security forces to outside personnel, some of whom were citizens of Ukraine. Alleged raids by the FSB and MVD on Moscow police stations are taking place against the backdrop of a series of arrests and expulsions of senior members of the Rosgvardia (Russia’s National Guard) leadership.
Moscow, maximum salaries to recruit 400 thousand professional soldiers
The Russian Army has launched a video campaign to recruit more professional soldiers to fight in Ukraine, challenging you to prove you’re a “real man” and changing mundane civilian life for the adrenaline of the battlefield. The announcement, set to an impressive rock soundtrack, follows a British military intelligence report indicating that Moscow is seeking to recruit up to 400,000 professional soldiers — on a voluntary basis — to bolster its forces in Ukraine. The Guardian reported that. The advertisement has so far been published on major Russian social media sites. He invites you to sign a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for a starting salary of 204,000 rubles ($2,495) per month (twice the standard salary), and begins by showing a man in a supermarket in military uniform and carrying a heavy machine gun. . “Is this the kind of defender you dreamed of becoming?” is the question. Later in the video, a man walks through the fog with other soldiers on what appears to be a battlefield.
“You’re a man,” the ad concludes. In recent weeks, posters have appeared in the Russian capital looking for professional soldiers declaring, “Our profession is to defend the fatherland.”
The first visit by the Secretary General of NATO to Kiev
Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Kiev for the first time since the beginning of the war. The Kiev Independent wrote about this by publishing two photographs of the NATO Secretary General in the city. Stoltenberg “was seen by an independent journalist from Kyiv on the morning of April 20 while eulogizing fallen Ukrainian soldiers in St. Michael’s Square,” the center of the Ukrainian capital, the portal wrote on Twitter.
Denmark and the Netherlands will deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
Denmark and the Netherlands will deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. This was announced by the Danish news agency Ritzau. Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen spoke of a “very significant contribution,” according to what was reported by Danish radio, Dr. Copenhagen Defense Minister Trolls Lund Poulsen specified that the tanks in question could arrive in Ukraine in early 2024.
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant stops production
The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, which Russia seized last year, will stop using US-made nuclear fuel as soon as possible. This was written by the Interfax news agency, citing a Russian official. Rinat Karcha, advisor to the CEO of the Russian nuclear energy company Rosenergoatom, who now heads the plant that Russia occupied and seized in March last year, said that the plant has reserves of American-made fuel for about four years, according to Interfax. But the Russian leadership will try to replace the fuel with Russian fuel as soon as possible, because it believes that its own technologies are superior.
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