Ukrainian forces are besieged in Severodonetsk and “those Ukrainian military units that are there”. Two choices: follow their colleagues’ example and surrender or die. They have no other choice. “This was stated in an interview with the press, reports RIA Novosti, deputy head of the People’s Militia Department of the Donetsk People’s Republic Eduard Basurin. The Ukrainian armed forces blew up the last bridge connecting Severodonetsk and Lysichanssk, and now they cannot leave the city.
According to the Ukrainians, it was Russian troops who destroyed the bridge between Severodonetsk and the neighboring twin city of Lyschansk. Thus effectively preventing the possible evacuation of many civilians along this path. In particular, the governor of the Lugansk region, Serhiy Gaidai, said that a bridge connecting the two cities was destroyed by the Russian army and that at the moment, only one of the three bridges connecting the two cities is still viable.
Russia deploys reserve forces in the Donbass to support the offensive on the city of Severodonetsk, “where very fierce fighting is going on every meter”, as well as in Lyschansk, Bakhmut and other regions. This came in his traditional video address at night, as reported by the BBC, the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky Who claimed that Russia is spreading in the eastern Donbass region?Untrained recruits And collected in secret mobilization.”
For Zelensky, Russia could surpass the 40,000 soldiers lost as early as June. The Ukrainian leader stressed that “they have not lost much in any other war in many decades”, accusing the Russian generals of being their own people.cannon fodder“.
Since February 24, Russia launched 2606 cruise missiles in Ukraine. This was stated in the traditional nighttime video of Volodymyr Zelensky, who stated that on the 109th day of “all-out war” Ukraine “requests one simple thing from our partners: Ukraine needs modern missile defense systems.”
Putin removes Poklonkaya
Russian President Vladimir put it inMeanwhile, he signed a decree that Natalia Poklonskaya teases From the position of Deputy Director of the Federal Agency for Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Citizens Overseas and International Humanitarian Cooperation. Interfax reports. The presidential decree, published on the official Internet portal of legal information, “orders to relieve Natalia Vladimirovna Poklonskaya from the post of Deputy Director of the CIS Federal Affairs Agency, Citizens Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation.”
Poklonskaya, a naturalized Russian citizen of Ukraine, was the Prosecutor of Crimea and was elected in 2016 with the Federation of Russia for membership in the State Duma. In April, he criticized the Russian invasion of Ukraine, arguing that the “letter” Z “symbolizes the tragedy and pain of both Russia and Ukraine.”
Moscow: Open a dialogue with the Vatican
Russia welcomes the Holy See’s mediation efforts in the conflict in Ukraine. This was stated in an interview with RIA Novosti by the Director of the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Alexei Paramonov. “The leadership of the Vatican has repeatedly declared its readiness to provide any possible assistance to achieve peace and end hostilities in Ukraine. These statements have been confirmed in practice. We maintain an open and confidential dialogue on a number of issues, primarily related to the situation in Ukraine,” he said. Paramonov.
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