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  Representatives of the All-Russia People's Front

(only on youtube)
'come and see'
- a partisan film

Watch this film --- and you
will - finally - understand.


Some in the West are fond
of a loose use of words...

''stunning'', for example, to describe
a work of art... but believe me
when I say - this film about a
lad of 14 - made me laugh
and cry and - by the end 
- I was left stunned.

US sets up Europe against China and Russia

St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox 
Spiritual Care Centre
"Veterans and children of the Great Patriotic War:
to the Government 
and people of Germany".
By events in Ukraine
Today, when the German government decided
to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons, the
world has changed — the silhouettes of a 
new world war are more than clearly 
outlined! And again - Germany! 
But there are honest people in Germany, anti-
fascists, and we hope that this Message will 
fall into their hands. People born between 
1927 and 1945 have the status of "war 
children" in Russia.
All those who survived that war can subscribe to this letter.
We think that actual signatures are not necessary, we
suggest that veterans
(or "war children") read them
this letter, 
independently or with someone's help, 
and send us (at the coordinates indicated
below) something like 
the following: 
Moscow, Ivanov Ivan Ivanovich, 90 years old, disabled
war veteran (or otherwise), Hero of 
the Soviet Union
(or Holder of the Order of 
Glory... or otherwise),
was repatriated to
 Germany during the war
(or otherwise). 

Or just the city, full name, and age. The 
main thing, is that they should be real 
people who are familiar with the text.
We, the last veterans and all the peoples of 
Russia who survived that great and terrible
war, are now on the verge of death! Our 
time is already running out. For a huge 
part of our lives, we hoped we would 
come to the end of it, in peace - 
without all-destroying hatred! 
For the painfully long decades after the Second World War,
we overcame our righteous anger! I 
long for retribution for
the innumerable wounds, spiritual and physical, that we
still carry in our bodies and our hearts! And most of us
have forgiven! And not in a small way due to the fact
that Germany for many years has demonstrated its
repentance its understanding of what it has done!
And we have overcome, not only ourselves, but
also the voice of the blood of 
our barbarically
exterminated relatives! 
By whom?
Germans ...fascists! 
We have forgiven... following the laws of human
coexistence! So it was... until 2014. And then,
in 2014, when everything began in Ukraine... 
we looked with hope at Germany and at the
then Chancellor Angela Merkel. We couldn't
imagine that after all that the Germans did 
in Ukraine, after Babi Yar, after mountains 
of mutilated corpses, they would still look 
with lust at the Ukrainian fields that can 
feed Europe today! Or they, the Germans, 
who have covered the Crimea they once 
promised with blood, will still somehow
be interested in turning the Crimea 
an American and in general a NATO 
base, ideal for aggression against
Which would be clearly
aimed at a future war. 
After all, only fools do not understand the meaning and
goals of the entire coup in 
Ukraine... in the conditions
of which 
Russia behaved in the only possible way! But
the Germans are not fools! 
We the Russians, know for
your psychology, as "brothers in blood" - our
blood, which you 
"prudently" shed in rivers! 
We remember your " systematic "methods of
population reduction"! Our population! Until
now, in different parts of our once united
Homeland, where the boot of German 
fascism was trodden, we find hidden 
mass graves of our civilians: in the 
Novgorod region, in the Kuban, in 
the Rostov region, in Karelia. In 
Belarus, in 2021... hundreds of 
civilian remains... were found 
in Brest    ...on the site of the 
Jewish ghetto the Trostenets 
concentration camp....  near 
Minsk terrible in its tragedy
revealed the secret of the 
remains... of thousands of 
tortured and killed people! 
We are talking about tens of thousands of newly
discovered victims of Nazism! This blood - still
cries out for revenge - and for decades the
memory of the barbarously destroyed 
Russian people, and monuments to 
Russian soldiers, liberators, have 
been desecrated with impunity! 
And the new Nazis are marching in the Baltic
States and Ukraine, in front of the entire
"civilized" world!  But in 2014, we were 
sincerely convinced -- that in this new 
Nazi demarche it's the Germans who 
will be our associates in preventing 
this meanness! 
We hoped that, guided by an elementary
conscience, the Germans would not 
participate..  in an obviously fascist 
anti-state coup in Ukraine! After all 
...the subsequent catastrophe of 
modern Ukraine was committed 
by direct descendants of those 
who were special bastards in 
the German army! Clearly, 
Americans and Canadians have only hidden and preserved
this diabolical heritage, feeding this 
generation, but the
product of this evil... is Germany! Hitler's Germany! And
it was impossible for us to believe that it was 
that would again give a 
"road map" to these inhumans!
we were wrong! Germany has once again allowed
these fascist geeks 
to enter the world! 
The support of modern Germany - in the face of
the new government of Ukraine-Bandera, the
heirs of the SS division " Galicia ", the thugs 
of the UPA OUN and all other abominations;
is simply unthinkable for us! This is beyond 
all that is human!  But you, Germany, have
already done it and continue to do it! You 
have, once again, set your sights on the 
Slavic world and these geeks are blood 
from the blood of German Nazism! And 
again to Russia! 
Only, even more despicable: inciting our closest
Ukrainian brothers against us! And you know it!
You know this as well as we do! You killed one
nation in that Great War! Yes, we are
one people! 
The truth is written and often spoken about 
by your own Steinmeier, who at the same 
time viciously took a direct part in the 
Kiev coup of 2014 — fascist in fact! 
This American may not be clear about some-
thing, but it's more than that, for you!  And 
after all, it was your vykormysh..  that got 
ready..  for their torchlight processions in 
Kiev! The living shadow of Nazi Germany 
is behind all this. It was only temporarily
covered up by sly diplomacy — "helmets 
instead of guns"! But that's it, "masks 
are reset"! Your supply of German 
weapons to Ukraine today, is 
natural, it is in the logic of 
your policy of recent 
Today it is clearly pro-fascist! You have taken 
this step: German weapons will kill Russians 
again! Keep killing. During the years of the 
conflict in the Donbas, your professional 
killers have already killed Russians, at 
least by teaching them...  "how to kill 
correctly"! Only now -- it's even more 
despicable — you're teaching this to
- your blood brothers!  Donbass is on 
your conscience! Thousands of lives 
of its peaceful citizens --- again your 
handiwork! We do not care about the
role of Americans, in everything that
happens: there, is money-God!  We, 
veterans of that war, its children, 
are concerned about the role of 
the Germans! Because it is you 
who know -- exactly -- who the 
Ukrainian "national battalions" 
consist of --- and could have 
prevented and stopped, this 
new fascism !  But they did
not do it! And just by doing 
this — you are once again, 
responsible to history! 
And you are definitely participating -- in the 
preparation of Ukraine for war with Russia! 
You can't help but understand the purpose 
of everything that happened --- from the
unconstitutional coup in Kiev ....to the 
bloodshed in the Donbass!  But, in fact
this is preparation for the Third World 
War! And again, you are Germans... 
Germany!  We hear from the high 
German rostrum in Berlin today: 
"Russia will pay a high price"!!! 
This is the German Chancellor's 
speech! Unthinkable! We have 
already paid the price — 27 
million of our lives! Isn't that 
enough for you?! What price 
are you still talking about? 
There is no home --- in Russia, Ukraine and
Belarus - where "this price" isn't paid! And
there is no home in Germany, that did 
not participate in that terrible, bloody 
barbarism!  It's scary!  It's wild! And 
today, there are, already, more than 
13 thousand dead Russian people 
in the Donbass at the hands of 
the new Nazis! 
The German Chancellor's public mockery of the
Russian genocide in the Donbas is a crime in
itself! How much can the lessons of history 
be misunderstood and discredited!  The 
scariest story in the world! Do you want 
to be even scarier?! After all, this new 
"Dranch nach Oschtern" ..may lead to 
the fact that the 2nd Nuremberg trial 
over you will no longer be - there will 
simply be no humanity! You won't be 
here! But a special Ecumenical trial 
of you Germans is inevitable! Over 
all aggressors — but over you 
World justice will be served! And we, the last
veterans of that terrible war, are leaving this
world as witnesses!  Witnesses for the 
PROSECUTION! And today the victory 
will be ours, but those who died 
yesterday, or those of us who 
will die today, already bear 
witness to the role of the 
German people, in the 
history of the human 
world — a bloody 
German weapons are back in the 
hands of Nazi thugs! Please stop!
Email addresses for information:
- Russian Union of Veterans: organizing
 questions and collecting signatures of
 veterans and children of the Second 
World War
veteran1944@yandex.ru -questions about 
this publication to its author: Monk John
(Adlivankin), Deputy Head of the Russian
Orthodox Church. head and ved. 
specialist of the St. Peter's 
Orthodox Counseling Centre. 
St. John of Kronstadt.

If you want the truth about
the massacre of civilans
in Bucha - paste the
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The video above is of a pro-Russia cavalcade in Germany
yesterday --- and it surely brought heart-bursting tears!

More than 5,000 cars in just one campaign
in support of Russia --- in Germany !!!!!!!!!

NATO has a Scandinavian
'leftist' as its head - WHY?


Efran and Poet's tribute to
 all those killed by wars



LPR forces make further gains,
 liberate Toshkovka township 
May 25th, 12:37pm (TASS)
Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) forces have taken 
Toshkovka, a small town with a population of about 
4,000 people, under their control, Spokesman for 
the LPR People’s Militia, Ivan Filiponenko, said 
on Wednesday.
"We are in Toshkovka," Filipenko said in a video post 
on Telegram. "The People’s Militia forces have 
kicked the enemy out of the town."
Retreating Ukrainian forces destroyed civilian
 infrastructure and residential buildings 
before leaving the town, he added.
LPR forces continue to move ahead in liberating the
republic’s territory, "pinning the enemy down in the
area of Lisichansk and Severodonetsk," 
Filiponenko said.

DPR servicemen eliminate 
36 Ukrainian nationalists
May 25th, 9:56am
DPR servicemen eliminate 36 Ukrainian nationalists
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy fired 292 shells 
and mines from 122 mm BM-21 Grad multiple 
rocket launchers, 152 and 122 mm barrel 
artillery, 120 and 82 mm mortars.
Areas of ten settlements in the Republic were shelled.
 Four civilians were wounded as a result of the
 Ukrainian aggression. Fifteen residential 
buildings and one civilian infrastructure
 facility were damaged.
Materials on civilian injuries and damage to civilian
 infrastructure were submitted to the DNR 
Prosecutor General’s Office to be 
included in the criminal cases 
initiated against the 
AFU commanders.
Soldiers of the Donetsk People’s Republic together
with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
 continue to liberate populated areas of our 
Republic from the Ukrainian occupants. 
Over the past 24 hours our servicemen destroyed, 
thirty-six Ukrainian nationalists, one 120mm 
mortar firing position, two tanks, and four 
cargo vehicles. 
One 122 mm BM-21 Grad multiple rocket 
launcher and three armoured vehicles 
were captured.
Ukrainian militants try to 
escape from Privolya 
and Shepilovoye
May 25th, 9:28am
Locals are reporting that last night some Ukrainian
 militants were trying to flee the town of Privolye 
and the village of Shepilovo, all suburbs 
of Lysychansk.
Rodion Miroshnik’s Telegram 
Channel writes about this.
Given that the main roads are under the fire control 
of the allied forces, the militants are trying to 
escape in small groups from the fields and 
country roads, hitting minefields.
It is not yet known which part of the Ukrainian 
military formations has left these settlements 
and which part has remained, but the trend is 
clearly visible.

Kiev forces plant explosives 
at grain elevator near Dnepr
May 24th, 9:14pm (TASS)
 Ukrainian military and security officers have planted
 explosives at a grain elevator near the city of Dnepr
 and deployed multiple-launch rocket systems at a
 grain processing facility in the Lugansk People's
 Republic (LPR) with the purpose of accusing the
 Russian forces of indiscriminate fire, the chief 
of Russia’s National Defense Management 
Centre, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, 
said on Tuesday.
The official said the information was obtained from
captured Ukrainian servicemen. Officers of 
Ukraine’s security service... SBU, following 
the instructions of their Western curators 
are staging more provocations at grain 
storage facilities with the purpose of 
accusing the Russian military... of 
indiscriminate strikes at civilian 
infrastructure, he continued. 
According to Mizintsev, those moves follow the
 scenario already tested in the LPR city of 
Rubezhnoye and the city of Orekhov
 in Zaporozhye.
"In the settlement of Prosyanaya of the
 Dnepropetrovsk Region, militants of 
nationalist units --- have planted 
explosives at the Prosyansky 
Grain Elevator, planning to 
blow it up soon.'' 
''Multiple-launch rocket systems of the Ukrainian
 armed forces were deployed at grain processing
 works, in the settlement of Vrubovo, of the 
Lugansk People’s Republic. In the mean-
time... nationalists systematically shell 
positions of the Russian armed forces, 
provoking them to return fire," said 
Mizintsev, who also heads the 
Russian Joint Coordination 
H.Q., for Humanitarian 
Response in Ukraine.
In his words, Ukrainian nationalists often employ the
 scorched earth policy, used by Nazi forces during 
the Second World War. This... contradicts the
principles of international humanitarian 
law and runs counter to universal 
moral principles, he said.

Krasny Liman residents 
report fighting in town
May 24th, 6:46pm (DAN) 
Clashes have begun in Krasny Liman located
 northeast of Slavyansk, residents of the 
Ukraine-occupied town confirmed to
 the Donetsk News Agency.
Russian army units are currently in town,
they don’t have full control of it as
several residents said.
Artillery, is actively delivering fire. 
Residents have hidden in shelters 
amid ubiquitous impacts. 
Krasny Liman (Liman settlement until 1938) is 
located in the north of the Donetsk People’s 
Republic. It is a district centre and a 
railway hub. 
The town had a population of more than 20,00 
before the fighting began. Settlers came to 
the town area in the 17th century, when 
the Russian state was strengthening 
the border service on the Seversky 
Donets, to defend against 
Crimean Tatars.

Canada to send more than 
20,000 rounds for M777 
Howitzers to Ukraine 
— ''defense'' minister
May 24th, 6:26pm (TASS) 
Canada is sending Kiev an additional shipment of
 more than 20,000 rounds for 155-mm M777 
Howitzers that were given to Ukraine by 
Western countries earlier, Canadian 
Defense Minister Anita Anand said 
in televised remarks on Tuesday.
"Work is already underway to deliver this aid 
to Ukraine as quickly as possible," she said.
The minister said the shipment is valued 
at 98 million Canadian dollars, 
or $76.3 million.
Western countries including Canada and the US 
earlier provided Ukraine with US-made M777
 Howitzers... that have the range of up to 
30 km. Ottawa sent four of these guns.


Palestinian infant, parents 
pepper-sprayed by Israeli 
settlers in occupied 
West Bank
May 24th, 6:22pm (PressTV)
A Palestinian infant has been seriously injured 
after extremist Israeli settlers attacked his 
parents’ car with pepper spray in the 
occupied West Bank.
Palestine’s official Wafa news agency, citing local
 officials, said the infant was seriously hurt late 
on Monday when Israeli settlers attacked his 
parents’ car on a road linking Jenin and 
Nablus districts.
The infant’s father said after the incident that four
 Israelis opened the door of their car after he 
stopped near the West Bank outpost of 
Homesh and pepper-sprayed him,
wife, and his infant son.
The infant was rushed to a medical centre near 
Jenin for treatment, where he was reported in
serious condition.
Settler violence is rampant in the 
occupied Palestinian territories.
Settlers, protected by Israeli forces, regularly attack
 Palestinian commuters and villages in the occupied
 territories. Despite the damage and injuries they
 cause, no one is prosecuted or even arrested 
while Palestinians who throw stones at 
Israeli cars are quickly arrested, 
sometimes even shot, and 
sentenced to long 
prison terms.
Moreover, various attacks on Palestinian property,
 including arson and graffiti, have become a daily
 occurrence throughout the occupied territories,
 particularly in the West Bank.
However, the vast majority of such criminal files 
are closed, due to a deliberate police failure to
 investigate properly.
Gaza children traumatized by 2021 Israeli war
In a report published on Tuesday, Lebanon’s Arabic-
language al-Mayadeen television news network
focused on the consequences of the war on 
children in the besieged Gaza Strip after 
Israel unleashed its war on the coastal 
enclave in May 2021, killing at least 
232 Palestinians, including more 
than 60 children.
“Without a doubt, it is impossible to discuss children’s
 psychological situations without considering the
 political context. There is no doubt that the 
most recent aggression, which is part of
series of aggressions, has led to a 
catastrophic situation,” Dr. Sami 
Owaida, Adolescent Psychiatrist 
and Mental Health consult in 
WHO, told al-Mayadeen.
Owaida stressed that prior to the Israeli aggression 
in May last year, children in Gaza had already been
 under the regime’s occupation and suffered from
 a 15-year blockade.
“Any aggression against children leaves very difficult
 psychological effects. The difficulty lies in the fact
 that we are restoring the psychological situation 
of children as much as possible, but in the event 
of renewed aggression, we relapse to zero,” 
Owaida said.
About 91% of Gazan children currently suffer from
 some form of trauma to say the least, according 
to a new report from the Euro-Mediterranean 
Human Rights Monitor, a Geneva-based 
independent, nonprofit organization 
that the Israeli occupation 
government outlawed 
in 2016.
On May 10th, 2021, Israel launched a bloody bombing
 campaign on the Gaza enclave following weeks of
 violence against Palestinians.
Before May 2021, approximately 33% of children in
 Gaza required mental health support as a result 
of trauma, the same study reported.
“You’re talking about over a million and a half children,
 and children are the weakest segment because their
 cumulative experiences are still limited. These 
cases are very difficult, based on the cases 
that have come to the centre and the fact 
that our psychological centre is one of 
many in the Gaza Strip. Cases that 
primarily suffer from the loss of 
parents, loved ones, relatives, 
and friends... there is no 
house in Gaza, where 
there is no loss in 
lives,” Owaida 
The health expert said some of the most common
 signs of childhood trauma include nightmares, 
insecurity, and poor academic and 
social relationships.
Owaida told al-Mayadeen that “what is new, in recent
 times is children suffering from severe poor appetite,
 which is caused by their refusal to eat during the 
May aggression in order to avoid going to the
bathroom [they are terrified and frozen]. 
As a result, some symptoms of trauma 
lingered even after the aggression.”
The Gaza Strip, home to some two million people, 
has been under a blockade imposed by Israel 
since June 2007.
In recent years, the enclave has been receiving 
its bare essentials, through the Kerem Shalom 
crossing, as well as two others, including one 
with Egypt, which is being strictly controlled 
by the government in Cairo.

Russian Defense Ministry
announces completion 
of mine clearance of 
Mariupol port 
by Dmitry Kaverin
May 24th, 4:10pm
Russian Defense Ministry: sappers of the Black 
Sea Fleet and engineering troops have cleared 
the port of Mariupol.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in its Telegram
channel that the sappers of the Black Sea Fleet 
and Engineering Troops of the Russian 
Federation, have completed the 
demining of the territory of 
the port of Mariupol.
According to the Defense Ministry, the specialists
 carried out a set of measures to eliminate mines,
 inspect and bring into working condition, 
structures and navigation equipment 
on the approaches and in the water 
area of the port of Mariupol.
"Russian sapper units have cleared the area of the
 coast of the Sea of Azov, adjacent to the seaport 
of Mariupol, from explosive objects," the 
Defense Ministry said.
In addition, the specialists lifted two floating cranes 
and transported the Ukrainian border patrol ship,
which, according to the ministry, was sunk by
the military of the Ukrainian Azov regiment.
Earlier, the Defense Ministry said that sappers had
surveyed more than 50 kilometres of the coast of 
the Sea of Azov and neutralized more than 300
different ammunition pieces.
On May 23th, it was reported that the territory of the
 railway station in Mariupol was cleared of mines 
and transport routes were restored.

Group of five saboteurs is 
detained in Energodar — 
Zaporozhye Region official
May 24th, 2:54pm (TASS)
 A subversive group of five people was detained in
 Energodar, Alexey Selivanov, deputy head of the
 Interior Ministry’s department for Zaporozhye 
Region, said on Tuesday.
"A subversive group of five people was detained in
 Energodar of the Zaporozhye Region," he said on
 Channel One television. "It consisted of two 
convicts and three territorial defense 
members, one of whom was
up by force."
Selivanov said that the group included a person who
 had previously informed Ukraine forces about the
 movements of Russian troops and equipment. 

"Obviously, the reserve of saboteurs at the 
Ukrainian special services is running out, 
because they are now putting at risk 
their informers, who should be 
valuable to the Ukrainian 
special services," the 
official said.
 According to him, the organizers of subversions 
seek to set up explosions and kill troops.
On May 22nd, Andrey Shevchik, mayor of the 
new administration of Energodar, where
Zaporozhskaya nuclear power plant
located, and his two security guards
were injured in an explosion in the 
entrance way of a house. 
A homemade directed charge explosive device was
 planted in an electrical box. According to local law
 enforcement agencies, Shevchik had repeatedly
 received threats from Ukrainian nationalists, 
after he took a pro-Russian stance. 
The Investigative Committee of the Russian
 Federation started looking into the 
circumstances of the incident. 
Energodar has stepped up 
security measures.
The "cauldrons" have already 
started cooking: What has 
changed since Mariupol's
and surrender
of Azovstal?
by Alexander Kots
May 24th, 2:20pm
(Exclusive kp.ru)
Special correspondent for kp.ru Alexander Kots
 lists the boilers that the Ukrainian army 
can get into, in the Donbass.
What does "Azovstal" and Mariupol have to do
with it? This was not only a military victory, 
but also a psychological one. Which gave 
confidence to our fighters.
Do you feel the front buzzing after the final 
liberation of Mariupol and the surrender 
of its entire garrison?
From Avdiivka to Izyum, from 
Liman to Severodonetsk.
A huge military machine was set in motion - which, 
it seemed, over the past month "got bogged down 
in positional battles", "rested against the enemy's
 defenses", gnawing out, literally, a metre or so,
new territories.
During the special operation, the command of the
 allied forces of Russia, with the republics of 
Donbass, and we, reporters, had enough 
opportunities to study the tactics of the 
Ukrainian troops. We must give them 
their due – they know how to defend 
themselves. Small maneuverable 
groups, with Western anti-tank 
weapons & US counter-battery 
systems that allow us to open 
up our artillery positions, in 
the shortest possible time, 
saturation with drones and 
powerful fortified areas, 
that allow us to wait 
out the bombing…
While the confrontation is at the level of artillery duels
 (therefore 95% of all losses are from shrapnel) and
some partisan attacks with Javelins from forest 
plantations, the Ukrainians are holding on
 to their positions with their teeth. But as 
soon as it comes to a direct collision, 
they prefer to roll back to prepared 
second and third lines of defense. 
They do not like close combat and "shooting",
especially as 80% of Ukrainian soldiers are 
mobilized reservists & teroborona fighters 
who took up arms for the first time. So
write ultimatums to Zelensky -
refusing to 
"perform combat tasks
in inhumane 
working conditions."
From Mariupol, battalions are released that will 
go to recapture the rest of the lands of the 
people's republics.
How will the battle for Donbass unfold after 
the surrender of the garrison of Mariupol?
Let's try to predict it.
It is hardly worth waiting for rapid marches with
 movement along the entire front. But since 
2014, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have 
been known to be allergic to boilers -- 
which Ukrainian troops fell into with 
fatal persistence 8 years ago. After 
all... in addition to the Ilovaisk and 
Debaltseve cauldrons, there were 
smaller encirclements. But they 
also ground up the most 
militant, passionate, 
Ukrainian units at 
that time.
I would venture to assume that even now 
the fate of the Donbass will be decided
 in such firebags.
The most obvious one today is the Severodonetsk
 boiler. It is actually issued. The city (by the way,
 formally-the capital of the part of the Luhansk 
region that remained under Kiev's control) is 
already blocked from the North, East and 
South. And its communication with the 
neighboring Lisichansk, is actually 
One bridge was blown up, the second - under the fire
 control of the Allied artillery. On the third, you can
 only escape. And this will not be the worst option 
for the 2-thousandth Ukrainian garrison
of Severodonetsk. 
Polimorsos (political, moral state) he's obviously
 not in combat right now, and there are already
 skirmishes going on in the city itself. The very 
option that is so disliked in the APU. Thus, 
we can assume.. that the Severodonetsk 
garrison will at some point, roll back to 
Lisichansk, where it will join up with 
a larger group. (The total number of
 the enemy in these two cities is 
about 16 thousand people).
But there will be no escape here either, because
 Lisichansk... is also close to encirclement. Yes, 
this city is on high ground and very convenient 
for defense. But the roads to Slavyansk and 
Bakhmut (formerly Artemivsk) -- which are 
still controlled by Ukraine, are being shot 
through by Allied artillery. And they're 
about to be cut. Without the supply 
of ammunition, the Lisichansk 
garrison... is doomed.
And an important point — with the capture 
of Lisichansk and Severodonetsk, the 
territory of the LPR will be 
completely liberated.
To the north of Donetsk, Avdiivka is gradually being
 surrounded, where a Ukrainian garrison of up to 6
 thousand people is settled. It is from this city that
 Donetsk itself, Gorlovka, and Yasinovataya have 
been shelled in recent years. And they are still 
being shelled...
Storming Avdiivka head-on is difficult – for 8 years 
the most powerful fortifications have been built 
here. Most likely, the allied forces will bypass it 
on the flanks, block and squeeze the ring. The
 liberation of Avdiivka, will finally allow the
residents of Donetsk and its suburbs, to 
breathe easy, forget about the shelling 
and start building a peaceful life.
And the final liberation of Donbass will be decided,
 apparently, in the battles for Slavyansk and
 Kramatorsk, where about 10 thousand 
Ukrainian soldiers are holed up. 
However, Kiev may have time
 to increase this figure, by 
bringing reservists here.
The offensive against these cities is now proceeding
 in several directions at once. From the north – from
 Raisins and from the east – from Krasny Liman. 
From the south-east, after clearing the newly 
captured Svetlodarsk, the released forces 
can join them. From the south, the allied 
forces will start propping up, after the 
issue with Avdiivka is resolved.
There is no need to wait for a quick victory. In 2014,
the Ukrainian troops failed to break through the 
defenses of Slavyansk, which was occupied 
by Strelkov's militia. But everything was 
decided by the complete encirclement 
of the city. As a result, Strelkov then 
broke through with his garrison to 
Donetsk. But the Ukrainians now 
have nowhere to go. Only 
being captured.
The "small cauldrons" tactic, allows optimal use of
 the forces of the republics of Donbass and a group 
of Russian troops. Minimize the losses that can be
 incurred during the storming of cities, block and
 destroy the main nodes of the Ukrainian 
defense and its supply routes. 
The most efficient formations of the Armed Forces of
 Ukraine in the Donbas.. are fragmented into several
 fragments that are not connected with each other. 
As you know, it is difficult to break a broom 
through the knee. And one twig at a 
time - quite.
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Denazification of Ukraine: 
operational summary 
(May 24th, updated 11:24am)
Source: eadaily.com
10:20am  Melitopol children’s sports school 
number 3 recruits children for the handball 
section. Boys and girls aged 8-13 are 
welcome. Classes are held at: 
st. Lomonosov, 199.
Also, the recruitment of young talents is carried out 
by the art school at 7a 30th Anniversary of Victory 
Boulevard and the children’s music school at 135 
Lenina Street.
9:56am A strong explosion thundered in Kherson,
the circumstances are being investigated. 
Residents report problems with Vodafone
mobile communications after explosion.
9:30am Secretary of the Security Council of the
Russian Federation, director of the FSB, Nikolai 
Patrushev, on the situation in Ukraine 
and geopolitics:
The ideal scenario for US-led NATO is an endlessly
smoldering conflict in Ukraine. Nazism must either 
be 100% eradicated, or it will rear its head in a few
years, and in an even uglier form.
Ukraine, if it had remained an independent country, 
and not controlled from outside, “would have long 
ago expelled all Nazi evil spirits from its land.”
Moscow will be obliged to respond to the entry of
Sweden and Finland into NATO, which is a direct 
security threat to Russia. Finland and Sweden 
will be accepted into NATO, despite the 
objections of Turkey and Croatia, 
“because Washington decided 
The West is doing its best to obscure Russia’s
contribution to the preservation of other 
states, in different historical periods.
8:50am Russian military base may appear in Kherson
region. This was stated by the head of the region, 
Kirill Stremousov.
Earlier, the authorities of the Kherson region declared
 their desire to become part of the Russian Federation.
7:38am Governor of the Kursk region Starovoit
 extended the “yellow” level of terrorist threat 
in the region until June 8th.
6:27am The main results of the SVO
in Ukraine, for May 23rd, 2022:
* Allied forces launched a full-scale assault on Liman: 
the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated to the 
southern outskirts.
* Street fighting continues in Severodonetsk.
* In the Golden Armed Forces, they were knocked 
outof the fortified areas, the battles are going on 
in the southern districts of the city.
* There is a cleansing going on in Kamyshevakh, 
the battles for Vrubovka continue.
* North-west of Popasnaya, allied forces attack
 Vasilevka, the Bakhmut-Lysichansk highway 
is cut. Mironovsky is occupied, Russian 
forces have reached the outskirts 
of Lugansk.
* Ukrainian Armed Forces tried to undermine 
the dam of the Uglegorsk reservoir.
* In Avdiivka, allied forces are inflicting massive
 artillery strikes on the positions of the 
Armed Forces.
* In the Krivoy Rog direction, the RF Armed Forces
 delivered strikes against enemy manpower.
* Three Ukrainian SU-25 attack aircraft 
were shot down in a day.
6:12am In Kharkiv, subpoenas are already being
handed out, right on the street. “People are 
already missing,” as the author of the 
video comments.
LDPR military summary: 
situation on contact line
(May 24th, updated 11:05am)
Source: RBC
10:19am Release of Luhanskoye 
settlement is confirmed.
9:36am Artillerymen of the allied forces 
liquidated the command post of the 
Armed Forces of Ukraine, equipped 
in the Lysichansk gymnasium.
9:10am The Armed Forces of Ukraine forced our 
troops to take Svetlodarsk, carrying out the 
extraction procedure, in order to show 
Zelensky how to do the extraction – 
before the encirclement, and 
not after.
Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine are still standing in
the area of the thermal power plant and are covering
the already ongoing withdrawal of troops from
positions near Novoluganskoye.
In fact, after the loss of Popasnaya, there was a 
direct threat of encirclement of the Svetlodar 
group (especially after the Russians took 
Novozvanovka and Troitskoye) and a 
strong-willed decision was made to 
retreat, abandoning positions.. that 
had been preparing for a long-term 
defense for more than 7 years.
8:45am Over the city administration of Svetlodarsk
in the Bakhmut district of the DPR, the Ukrainian
flag has been replaced by the flag of Russia.
8:25am Ukrainian MLRS BM-21 “Grad” from positions
in Avdiivka, continue to strike at the residential 
areas of Yasinovataya.
8:21am The People’s Militia of the LPR, together with
 volunteers, continues to establish a peaceful life 
in Rubizhne.
280 food packages were brought to the city. One such
set, is enough for a person, for a week. They brought
 water, baby food, hygiene products, and diapers.
Doctors from Moscow have arrived in the city, who are
 examining all the people who are in Rubizhne. The
 necessary medicines were delivered to 
the residents.
It should be noted that literally one day before the
 arrival of the next humanitarian cargo, the 
Ukrainian security forces again fired at
 residential areas.
7:43am Updated information was received through 
the operational line of the DPR JCCC – as a result 
of Ukrainian Armed Forces shelling of 
Yasinovataya settlement, a civilian 
born in 1968 was wounded.
7:13am A civilian was wounded in Yasinovataya. As 
a result of the shelling of the Ukrainian Armed 
Forces on Timiryazev Street, a woman was 
wounded. She is currently receiving 
medical attention.
7:10am Shelling was recorded from the side of the
Ukrainian Armed Forces in the direction of the
settlement Avdiivka – settlement 
Yasinovataya: fired 5 minutes
in 120 mm calibre.
6:44am The Russian Armed Forces and the LPR forces
occupied the entrance to the city of Zolote, knocking
out Ukrainian neo-Nazis from a large stronghold. The
city itself is a key point on the way to Lisichansk &
Severodonetsk, for which, active battles are now 
underway. Nikolai Dolgachev, the military 
commander of the All-Russian State 
Television and Radio Broadcasting 
Company, found out... how the 
combat missions are being 
carried out.
6am Shelling from the side of the Ukrainian Armed
 Forces was recorded in the following directions:
settlement Avdiivka – settlement Yasinovataya: 
10 missiles fired from the BM-21 Grad.
settlement Sands – settlement Donetsk
 (Kuibyshevsky district): 5 shells of 
122 mm calibre were fired.
settlement Avdiivka – settlement Yasinovataya: 
fired 3 mines with a calibre of 120 mm.

Kiev gunmen fire 268 
ammunition rounds at 
DPR over 24 hours
May 24th, 10:17am (DAN)
 Ukrainian armed formations have fired 268 rounds 
of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic 
territory over the past 24 hours, the Joint 
Centre for Control and Coordination
 (JCCC) reported on Tuesday.
Fire was delivered at Donetsk’s Kuibyshevsky and
 Petrovsky districts, Lozovoye and Yasinovataya, 
on the Donetsk axis, and Golmovsky, Zaitsevo,
Shakhta Gagarina and Ozeryanovka, on the 
Gorlovka axis, the JCCC said.  The enemy 
used ''Grad'' multiple rocket launchers, 
152 mm and 122 mm artillery, 120 mm 
and 82 mm mortars and armoured 
personnel carrier cannons.
The JCCC said that a 75-year-old man and 48-year-old
 woman had been wounded in Donetsk’s Petrovsky
 district over the past 24 hours. Four houses and 
three civil infrastructure facilities in Donetsk 
and Gorlovka were damaged in the shelling.
Reports on Monday said that two civilians 
had been wounded in liberated areas.
In the previous 24-hour period, Ukrainian armed
 formations fired 170 rounds of ammunition at 
the DPR.
The JCCC morning report does not include the
 information on strikes, or damage to civil 
infrastructure in liberated areas or areas 
where fighting against Ukrainian armed 
formations is ongoing.

 “Ready for anything”: expert 
evaluates Ukraine’s desire for 
close friendship with Poland
May 24th, 9:58am
Source: Rusvesna.su
An expert in the field of political science, Igor
Shishkin, found, in the new allied sentiments 
of the heads of Ukraine and Poland, a great 
resemblance to the agreement between 
Petliura and Pilsudski, which the 
historian told the Free 
Press about.
The next Warsaw-Kyiv aspirations for unity reminded
the political scientist of a document that took place
in history, signed by the UNR and Poland, at the 
height of the Soviet war, in the 1920s.
Today, Ukraine, the expert has no doubts, in a 
desperate desire to keep the last positions, is 
ready for any concessions, to both Poland
 the West. The main thing in what
happening, is a joint ardent 
anti-Russian course.
“Ukrainian separatists agreed to an alliance with the
Poles. I am talking about Petliura, and Pilsudski. At 
the same time, Petliura paid Pilsudski with Galicia
...for such an alliance. They were united by one 
thing ---- opposition to Moscow. For the 
Ukrainian separatists, the main thing 
was to secede from Moscow, and 
they were ready to pay for this.. 
with anything”, the Free Press 
quotes the political scientist.
But Warsaw is not so simple, the political scientist
 notes. Its main task, in close friendship with Kyiv, 
is to completely “crush” the neighboring country.
Recall, as Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko
said, in a conversation with Vladimir Putin, the day
before, NATO and Warsaw are hatching a joint
insidious plan to seize the Western lands of 
Ukraine, for this purpose: simply 
dismembering the latter.
“We - and you, too - should be concerned: that 
they (politicians) are already taking steps to 
dismember Ukraine. We are concerned 
that they are ready --- the Poles, the 
NATO members --- to leave, to
in this way, take away
--- as before 
1939 ---
Western Ukraine.
This worries us, not only from the point of view of
today’s security. And, as I said, the Ukrainians 
will also have to ask us, not to allow this 
western part and other parts, to be 
separated from Ukraine,” 
BelTA quotes.
Lukashenko also stated.. that he was extremely wary 
of what was happening, noting that a similar strategy
 could well take place in relation to Western Belarus.
Confidence that Warsaw is hatching plans to establish
 Polish control over part of the Ukrainian territories,
 was expressed, we recall, by the director of the
 Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian
 Federation, Sergei Naryshkin.
This, according to him, is about the jointly developed
 military strategy of Poland and the United States.

DPR engineers wounded in 
''Azovstal'' mine clearance
May 24th, 9:55am (DAN)
 Four Donetsk People’s Republic engineers 
have been wounded in a mine clearance 
operation at the ''Azovstal'' works in 
Mariupol, the DPR Emergencies 
Ministry said on Tuesday.
''Four Emergencies Ministry Fire Department
personnel, were wounded in an explosion 
as they were searching an outdoor area 
at Azovstal for hazardous objects,”
Ministry said. 
One of the victims had surgery and is currently 
in a critical but stable condition; another two
 are in a satisfactory condition and the 4th 
will receive outpatient treatment.
Mariupol is the largest city on the Sea of Azov shore.
 Fighting for the city began... in late winter. By mid-
April, the surviving Ukrainian armed formations 
had been blocked on the premises of the 
''Azovstal'' metallurgical works. Back 
then, Russian President Vladimir 
Putin said that the assault on 
Azovstal was inexpedient 
and ordered to block the 
gunmen inside. 
The humanitarian operation to evacuate civilians 
from the plant, was completed in early May. 
Demining works at Azovstal was launched 
after complete liberation of the plant’s 
area from Ukrainian gunmen.

Kherson region wants to 
join Russia by the end 
of 2022
May 24th, 9:27am
Source: Moscow 24
The Kherson region plans to become part of Russia,
and not become a separate independent republic.
This was announced by the deputy head of the local
military-civilian administration, Kirill Stremousov. 
At the same time, he noted that there is no 
point in holding a referendum yet.
“According to our plan... for integration into Russia, 
we must complete the process of transition to all 
the standards of Russian legislation by the end 
of the year, and only then we can decide on a 
referendum and our future status,” said the 
deputy head of the local military-civilian 
Stremousov also added that the authorities of the
Kherson region, will ask to place a Russian 
military base in the region --- which will 
become a guarantee of security for 
its residents.

Zelensky's party wants to 
allow commanders to 
shoot their soldiers
by Sofia Goncharova
May 23rd, 10:13pm
(Komsomolskaya Pravda)
Deputies from the Party of the President of
 Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky's " Servant of 
the People", made a proposal to amend 
the charter of the internal service of 
the Armed Forces of Ukraine which 
will allow the commanders of 
Nezalezhnaya Square.. to 
shoot Ukrainian service
-men who surrender or 
leave their positions.
In particular, the document proposes to replace 
the text fragment "in a combat situation, the
 commander (chief) can use weapons or give
 subordinates an order to use them, if there 
is no other way to stop a criminal offense, 
while not causing death to a serviceman." 
It is the provision on the inadmissibility of causing
 death to a serviceman... that is proposed to be 
removed in the new version of the document. 

Thus, the AFU commanders will have the 
opportunity to shoot to kill soldiers to 
prevent criminal offenses, including 
...unauthorized abandonments of 
positions and refusals to obey 
the commander's order.
The corresponding draft law No. 7351
published on May 23rd, 2022
the official website,
Verkhovna Rada.
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Russia says Ukrainian forces 
set up heavy weapons,
 armoured vehicles, at 
two Odessa schools
May 23rd, 9:46pm (TASS) 

Mikhail Mizintsev, head of Russia’s National Defense
 Management Centre, on Monday said the Ukrainian 
armed forces are using two schools in Odessa to 
set up heavy weapons, armoured vehicles and
 multiple launch rocket systems.

"Militants of nationalist battalions and units of the
 armed forces of Ukraine, hiding behind the 
civilian population as a human shield, 
continue to use social infrastructure 
facilities to set up strongholds and 
deploy heavy weapons," he said. 

The armed forces of Ukraine set up firing positions
 in the buildings of Odessa schools No. 14 (56A, 
Krymskaya St.) and No. 71 (17A, Paustovsky 
St.), placing armoured vehicles, artillery 
and MLRS nearby.

The general stated, in Konstantinovka, of the Donetsk
People's Republic, at school No. 1 (58, Evropeiskaya
 St), in the educational and administrative buildings
 and the hostel of vocational school No. 39 (19 and
 21, Gromova St.), units of the armed forces of 
Ukraine --- set up strongholds and placed 
artillery and MLRS --- and keep residents 
of nearby houses on the premises of 
the educational institutions, under 
the pretext of ensuring 
their security.


Erdogan says Turkey didn’t 
take part in ‘Ukraine 
settlement show
ANKARA, May 23rd, 6:45pm (TASS)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday
said Turkey didn’t take part in a "show to settle 
the situation in Ukraine" and instead, gave
serious and useful aid.
"Instead of a show... that didn’t help the settlement 
of the Ukrainian crisis, we made the most sincere 
efforts to halt the fire and establish peace," he 
said, following a cabinet meeting. "We have 
provided serious, concrete and useful 
assistance to Ukraine. We boldly 
expressed our position 
to Russia."
Turkey also continues to develop 
its relations with Russia, 
Erdogan said.

Nebenzia said that the Western 
media - recognized the guilt of 
the Ukrainian military - in the 
deaths of residents of Bucha.
by Abdulla Shakirov
May 23rd, 6:22pm
(Komsomolskaya Pravda)
Nebenzia said that the Western media recognized 
the guilt of the Ukrainian military in the deaths of 
residents of Bucha.
Western media recognized that the murder of
 residents of the city of Bucha, was the work 
of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and not of 
Russian soldiers, said the Permanent 
Representative of the Russian 
Federation to the UN, Vasily 
Nebenzya, at a meeting of 
the UN Security Council.
"Under the pressure of facts, as a result, even the
 Western media were forced to admit that many 
civilians in Bucha died, not from gunshot 
wounds, as claimed by Ukraine, but 
from outdated artillery shells used 
by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in
 the bombing of this city," the 
diplomat said.
The accusations of the Russian military in 
the murder of the Buchi population were 
"promoted by the Western media at the 
request of their governments," 
Nebenzia said.
 As Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN
 noted, the media hushed up all objective facts 
and evidence.
Recall that the day after the incident in Bucha,
 Nebenzia showed journalists evidence of its 
staged nature. In particular, the diplomat 
showed a video showing the mayor of 
the city, where he does not say a 
word about the "killed".
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No schools in Yasinovatay 
escaped Ukrainian shelling 
— mayor
May 23rd, 3:58pm (DAN) 
Not a single school in Yasinovataya has escaped 
the hits of Ukrainian barrages, the local 
administration head, Dmitry 
Shevchenko, said.
''There is not a single school that does 
not bear marks of damage,'' he said.
Shevchenko added that barrages just 
intensified over the past weeks.
''We consider it Ukraine’s agony, powerlessness
 — just to cause as much damage as possible, 
for all it’s worth.''
Currently, a local hospital is being reconstructed, 
where a recent shelling left the windows 
shattered. Emergency teams are 
sealing the thermal contour
the building.
The situation in Yasinovataya has hit its lowest since
 2014 and has become even worse, as nearly 700
 objects are damaged by Ukrainian shelling.


LDPR military summary: 
situation on contact line 
(May 23rd, updated 2:45pm)
Source: TASS

1:59 A captured militant of the Armed Forces 
of Ukraine, a native of Lugansk, met with 
his mother.
12:22pm According to the operational line of the 
JCCC DPR, information was received about the
wounding of two civilians – a man born in 1947
and a woman born in 1974, as a result of the 
shelling of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of
 the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
The victims with severe shrapnel wounds 
were taken to City Hospital No. 14.
12:08pm Ukrainian militants attacked
 Yasinovataya from positions 
in Avdiivka.
War criminals continue to use MLRS rockets 
and cannon artillery against civilians. 
Detailed information is being 
9:51am On the operational line of the JCCC DPR, 
information was received about damage to the
 Donetsk sports complex “Dolphin” as a result 
of the shelling of the village of the mine 
“Oktyabrsky Rudnik” of Kuibyshevsky 
district of Donetsk at the address: 
st. Marshal Zhukov, 2.
9:14am LPR fighters in Popasna help 
the residents of the city and bury 
abandoned Ukrainian soldiers.

9:12am According to the operational line of the JCCC
 DPR, information was received about damage as a 
result of the shelling of the Ukrainian Armed 
Forces of the Kuibyshevsky district of 
Donetsk at the address: st. Stepnaya, 
1 – a private residential building.
9:11am On the operational line of the DPR JCCC, 
information was received about damage as a 
result of the shelling of the Ukrainian Armed 
Forces of the Kuibyshevsky district of 
Donetsk at the following addresses:
– st. Town planners, 98 – apartment building;
– st. Town planners, 1, MBDOU “Nursery-garden
 of the combined type No. 229 in Donetsk”.
8:14am LPR fighters in Popasna help the residents 
of the city & bury abandoned Ukrainian soldiers.
8:10am Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked the
Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk. Fixed 
damage to housing construction on 
Steppe street.
7:39am The DPR army took full control of 
the village of Novoselovka, in the 
Gorlovsky direction.
7am Over the past day, the Representation reported 
37 instances of firing by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used – MLRS
 “Grad”, artillery 152 and 122 mm, mortars 
120 and 82 mm.
On Gorlovsky – 122 mm artillery, 120 mm mortars, 
RPGs, AGS, small arms were also used.
By releasing 170 units of various ammunition.
Under enemy fire were areas of 13 settlements 
of the Republic: the capital city of Donetsk
 (Kuibyshevsky district), Makeevka
 (Chervonogvardeysky district), 
Gorlovka (settlement of mines 
6/7, Gagarina, Gorlovka check-
point), Zaitsevo, Zheleznaya 
Balka, Panteleymonovka, 
Mikhailovka, Ozeryanovka, 
Yasinovataya, Volnovakha, 
Vasilievka, Aleksandrovka, 
and Lozovoe.
According to official data of the JCCC of the DPR, 
on the territory within the borders, before the 
start of the special operation:
Over the past day, information was received about 
the death of two women born in 1947 and 1952. in
 Volnovakha and Vladimirovka. Six civilians were
 injured of varying severity: men born in 1951, 
1959, 1965 and 1978, women born in 1948 
and 1976, in the Kuibyshevsky district of 
Donetsk, Makeevka and Volnovakha.
6:24am Sapper groups of the Armed Forces of the
 Russian Federation, together with the People’s 
Militia of the DPR, are demining the Azovstal 
plant and the territories adjacent to 
the plant.
Demining works are carried out with the
 involvement of specialized equipment.
6:22am Over the past day, from 08:00 on May 22nd to
08:00 on May 23rd, 257 people, including 30 children,
were evacuated from Mariupol to Bezymennoye,
Novoazovsky District.
Currently, they are at the point of assistance to the
 evacuated population, which is deployed by the
 forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations 
of the DPR.
In total, for the period from March 5th to 08:00 on 
May 23rd, 35,504 people were evacuated to the
 Bezymennoye PPN.
6:14am The Sea of Azov has now become a sea for
joint use by Russia and the DPR, Deputy Prime
Minister of the Crimean government,
Muradov, told RIA Novosti.
6:13am Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked
 Yasinovataya from positions in Avdiivka. 
War criminals continue to use BM-21 
Grad MLRS against civilians.


Finland should not join NATO 
says – 'The National Interest'
May 23rd, 2:26pm
It is time for the US to leave Europe,
... and not expand there even more.
The desire of Finland and Sweden, which followed it, 
to join the Alliance can be justified by the desire to 
improve the defense security of these countries, 
and perhaps, even justified. But for the US this
 “project” ...will become even worse than the 
project to grow anti-Russian Ukraine. Why?
The Finnish army has a maximum of 23 thousand
people, in reserve with full mobilization – a little
less than 300 thousand people. The only skills 
they have, are in territorial defense. 
The composition has neither weapons nor 
technologies worked out during training. 
With such a sad baggage, Finland will 
not be able to do anything for NATO, 
outside its own country, but for the
US its maintenance in the Alliance 
will cost from 1 to 5 billion dollars
in advance and from 550 to 730 
million dollars a year. With this 
situation.. the poor population 
of the United States, mired in 
the abyss of the economic 
crisis... can already stop 
hoping for something... 
at all.

Denazification of Ukraine: 
operational summary
(May 23rd, updated 2:23pm)
Source: avatars.mds.yandex.net
2:01pm Full-fledged battles for Liman began. At the
 moment, the RF Armed Forces have occupied 
several streets in the northern part of the city
 (Podstepnaya, Yubileinaya and Kazatskaya).
2:01pm Artillery is actively working in the Krasny 
Liman area. There are reports of continued 
fighting in the city, as well as shelling of 
the northern quarters... by Ukrainian 
artillery – they are trying to prevent 
the advancement of the Russian 
Armed Forces in the southern 
part of the city.
1:36pm Successful development of the attack on 
Lisichansk. Russian units occupied the entrance 
to the city of Zolote in the LPR, the enemy was 
driven out of a powerful stronghold. The 
occupation of Zolote will be a key 
moment in the destruction of a 
large grouping of the Armed 
Forces of Ukraine, 
in Severodonetsk 
and Lisichansk.
1:36pm The Russian army broke into Liman with
 battles, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were 
driven out of a large part of the city. 
Ukrainian militants are retreating, the artillery of 
the Armed Forces of Ukraine is hitting the lost 
city blocks, trying to slow down the advance 
of the allied forces of Russia and Donbass. 
Local authorities report a halt to the 
evacuation due to the loss of the 
northern part of the city.
1:35pm A document that will determine how 
the tribunal will take place over Ukrainian 
nationalists who left the Azovstal 
Mariupol plant may appear within
 a month, said Viktor Vodolatsky, 
First Deputy Chairman of the 
State Duma Committee on 
CIS Affairs, Eurasian 
Integration and 
Relations with 
1:34pm Captured servicemen of the Russian side 
must be saved at any cost, said the head of the 
LDPR faction in the State Duma, a member of 
the negotiating group with Ukraine, 
Leonid Slutsky.
“For us, the lives of our prisoners, Russian ones, 
are very valuable. They must be saved at any 
cost”, the politician said during a meeting of 
the Liberal Democratic Party with war 
veterans. Prisoner exchanges are 
underway, he added. According to 
Slutsky, “Russian prisoners of war
 in captivity have an extremely 
difficult time.”
1:34pm In the Kherson region, liberated from 
Ukrainian occupation, a ruble zone is 
officially introduced from May 23rd – 
while the Russian currency will go 
on a par with the hryvnia, but later 
it will completely replace it.
12:34pm The Ukrainians will have to ask Minsk 
and Moscow to prevent the “separation” of 
western Ukraine - Lukashenko.
12:34pm Heroes of Donbass Avenue appeared in
 Nizhny Novgorod. The decision to perpetuate 
the memory of the heroes of Donbass in the
 name of one of the streets of the city was 
made by the city administration in April. 
At the same time, a place was chosen 
– a prospect under construction in 
the Sovetsky district, between 
Academician Sakharov Street 
and General Ivliev Street.
It should be noted that the official opening of the
 avenue has not yet been – however, the avenue 
has already been marked on Yandex.Maps. At 
Google. The maps of this update have not
 yet appeared.
12:33pm Lukashenko said that the West 
is taking steps to dismember Ukraine.
12:32pm SBU stated that Medvedchuk gives 
“important information” for the continuation 
of the investigation on the coal trade with 
the DPR and LPR, and “confirms” 
Poroshenko’s key role in this.
12:32pm A RIA Novosti correspondent found
abandoned, burnt-out, Ukrainian military 
pickup trucks with German numbers on 
the border of Kharkiv... and the north of 
Donetsk region near Rubtsy. Retreating 
-- the militants were forced to abandon 
their cars and burn them. At the same 
time, judging by the found things and 
weapons, cars with Brandenburg 
numbers were left - in a hurry. As 
the fighters of the People’s Army 
of the LPR said, these could be
 foreign mercenaries.
11:33am Zelensky announced the number of 
Ukrainian soldiers killed as a result of a 
Russian strike on the Desna training 
centre in the Chernihiv region.
“Today we have finished work in Desna. 
Unfortunately, 87 victims were found 
under the rubble there. 87 killed,” 
Zelensky said during a speech 
in Davos.
11:31am The Verkhovna Rada allowed foreign troops
to enter Ukraine, for joint military exercises in 2022. 
318 people’s deputies voted for the corresponding
presidential bill. Thus, about 11.5 thousand NATO
servicemen, with their equipment... will visit 
Ukraine in 2022, for joint military exercises.
10:29am The head of the Sumy region complains 
that Russian artillery and aviation were working 
all night in the vicinity of Belopolye settlement.
10:28am Russia does not prevent the export 
of Ukrainian grain through Poland.
10:27am Volodymyr Zelensky’s parents received
Israeli citizenship, and became owners of a 
country house in the city of Rishpon worth 
$8 million. The area of the house is 950 
square metres, a small pool for 9 tons 
of sea water and a 120-metre house - 
for security. Four ex-SAS bodyguards 
guard the elderly Zelensky couple 
at a security company’s monthly 
cost of £12k plus the upkeep of 
two armoured Lexus LXs. The 
relatives of Igor Kolomoisky 
and Gennady Bogolyubov.. 
became neighbours of the 
parents of the President 
of Ukraine, and Mikhail 
Prokhorov, settled in 
10 minutes on foot.
10:26am Moscow is ready to return to the 
negotiating table with the constructive 
position of Kyiv – Deputy Foreign 
Minister of the Russian 
10:25am A new disaster for the Armed Forces 
of Ukraine. If the personnel of the regime 
formations do not leave the 
Severodonetsk bag in the 
near future, then the 
grouping will be 
destroyed or 
US military experts are already hinting at this 
to the Kyiv regime. The enemy has one, 
logical way out, to leave the city and 
retreat to Slavyansk. Otherwise –
“evacuation 2.0”.
10:24am The Kremlin does not see the possibility 
of exchanging Medvedchuk for those who 
surrendered from Azovstal.
10:23am Ukrainian sources report that in the
 Zaporozhye region, 9 commandos of the 
Kord special forces unit from Vinnitsa 
were liquidated by a missile strike. 
The Korda personnel were trained 
in the USA, through the FBI and 
the DEA.
9:20am Aerocosmic Forces of the Russian 
Federation destroyed more than 230 
nationalists, per day.
9:10am Russian air defense shot down 
3 Su-25 aircraft and 2 Tochka-U 
missiles in a day.
9:10am Aviation of the RF Armed Forces hit 
39 areas of concentration of manpower 
and military equipment, more than 
230 nationalists were killed.
9:09am Russian air defense systems intercepted 
two Ukrainian Tochka-U missiles, and eight 
Smerch MLRS shells in the Kherson region.
9:08am Rocketeers and artillerymen hit over 680
 targets of the Armed Forces of Ukraine per day.
9:07am The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
 destroyed the weapons and military equipment of 
the 10th mountain assault brigade of the Armed 
Forces of Ukraine transferred to the Donbass 
in the Zhytomyr region.
7:42am Artillery duels continue between 
Nikolaev and Kherson.
8:41am In Zaporizhia, a blow was struck at
 the base of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
8:41am In the north of the Kharkiv region, fighting 
continues in the region of Liptsy and Rubizhne.
8:40am The military administration of the Odessa
 region reported that the Russian cruiser “Admiral
 Makarov” entered the water area. According to 
OVA speaker Sergei Bratchuk, in the Black Sea 
“the enemy is trying to gain a foothold on 
Zmeiny Island”, pulling air defense 
systems there. Also in this area 
there is a regrouping of the 
forces of the Black Sea 
Fleet of the Russian 
Federation. They're 
joined by “Admiral 
This ship can become the flagship of the Russian
Black Sea Fleet in the place of the Moskva 
missile cruiser.
8:38am A battery of self-propelled guns “Hyacinth-S”
destroyed the Ukrainian unit of US  M-777 howitzers.
8:38am The air defense forces of the Russian
 Federation did not allow a provocation by the 
Armed Forces of Ukraine at night in the 
Rylsky district of the Kursk region – 
the head of the district, 
Andrey Lisman.
8:37am Zelensky signed a law on the confiscation 
of assets of Ukrainians who supported Russia’s 
invasion of Ukraine – Office of the President
 of Ukraine.
6:23am Medics of the Russian Guard delivered
 medicines to the village of Borovaya, Kharkiv 
region. Footage shows the military unloading 
several large boxes of medical aid. Senior 
paramedic, Irina, thanked the staff of the 
Russian Guard, for their support.

Ukrainian militants from Azovstal 
spoke about their salary during 
the battles for Mariupol
May 23rd, 2:19pm
Source: Ura.ru
The mass surrender of the neo-Nazis of the extremist
 formation “Azov”* has been completed. Ukrainian
 radicals have completely left the underground 
labyrinths of the Mariupol industrial zone, 
and laid down their arms. Now they are 
giving evidence to Donetsk 
investigators... on the 
territory of the DPR.
One of their ardent representatives, the founder of the 
nationalist battalion - known by the nickname “Aspid”,
 revealed the details of how much money the criminal 
Kyiv elite paid him, for staying on the territory of 
the plant.
According to KP special correspondent Dmitry
Steshin, 80 days in the dungeons of a meta-
llurgical plant brought the neo-Nazi about 
190,000 hryvnia, which is approximately 
380,000 rubles.
The people of Azov*, according to the radical, 
until the last moment did not give up hope for
 their own liberation --- as a result of a break-
through --- or an agreement at the political 
level. However, neither of these happened.
Any De-blockade... 
also failed.
On May 16th, the situation was quite gloomy: the
 neo-Nazis did not eat for about 9 days, and all 
the reserves of the medicines necessary for 
the wounded... also came to naught. The 
attempt to get into the collapsed ware
house also failed – the forces of the 
RF Armed Forces prevented it
 doing so.
Recall that a total of 2439 neo-Nazis 
raised the white flag at Azovstal.
Now the territory of the plant is completely empty. 

The joint forces... of the Armed Forces of the 
Russian Federation.. and the People’s Police 
of the LPR and DPR, now direct their efforts 
towards the main task of the operation – 
the elimination of the manpower of the 
national battalions and the 
territorial defense.
Andrey Kartapolov, head of the State Duma Defense
 Committee of the Russian Federation, noted that 
the West will try with all its might to drag out
 Ukrainian confrontation, and therefore
enemy will be destroyed - until he 
understands the futility of 
further resistance.
“This will continue until the last fighter of the Armed
 Forces of Ukraine has a click in his head, like those
 who decided to surrender at Azovstal,” he said.
A special military operation started on the territory 
of Ukraine on February 24th. Its main goals are the 
demilitarization and denazification of the criminal 
Kyiv regime.
Case of sovereignty. Zelensky legalizes 
seizure of Ukraine by Poland
 Russian Foreign Ministry
May 23rd, 2:07pm
Source: news2.ru
The official representative of the Russian Foreign
Ministry believes that President Zelensky has
legalized the seizure of Ukraine by Poland.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign
Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commented on the 
news... that Ukrainian President Vladimir 
Zelensky at the legislative level draws 
up a special status for Polish
 in Ukraine.
“The president of the state asks the national
parliament... to approve the special rights
citizens of another state, essentially 
allowing them everything,” 
Zakharova said.
She explained that Poles and Ukrainians in 
Ukraine, are equal in rights, but they do 
not have the right to vote.
The diplomat believes that this can be called 
an incident of sovereignty, since it is not the
separatists who transfer the rights to their 
territories to the citizens of another 
country, but the president of 
the state himself, without 
introducing them into
 the citizenship of 
“If the Kyiv regime is so actively throwing away its
independence, then what kind of claims can the
Ukrainian administration have, against the 
Crimeans?” Zakharova asked.
It led to the fact that for 8 years now the Kyiv regime,
under the guise of preserving its own identity, has
completely destroyed it, legalizing the “de facto
seizure of its country.”


Crimea head says case of 
Russian serviceman 
convicted in Kiev 
was fabricated
May 23rd, 2pm (TASS)
 Crimea Head, Sergey Aksyonov, has said the case of
 the Russian serviceman that was convicted in Kiev
 was fabricated, which is shown by how fast the
 investigation and trial went down.
Earlier on Monday, it was reported that a court in Kiev
had sentenced a Russian armed forces soldier, Vadim
 Shishimarin, to ife in prison. He is the first Russian
soldier since the start of the special 
to be sentenced by a 
Ukrainian court. 
Ukrainian Prosecutor General, Irina Venediktova,
asserted that Shishimarin was accused of killing 
a civilian in the Sumy Region. She stated that 
about 13,000 cases were started against 
Russian servicemen in the country, and 
49 servicemen were charged.
"The high speed with which the investigation was
 carried out and the verdict passed, speaks for 
itself: The case was fabricated, no one 
bothered to search for evidence," 
Aksyonov said, on Telegram,
comments on the trial. 
"The Kiev regime is in a hurry -- realizing that
doesn’t have long to create lawlessness."
He called for trials of the Ukrainian prisoners who
now in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's 
republics, to be held as soon as possible. 

He said that’s the only "reliable way to 
protect our servicemen who have been 
taken prisoner and to make sure they 
don’t stay in Ukrainian prisons long."
"There is more than enough evidence of their
 [Ukrainians'] guilt in war crimes, so 
sentences should be tough," 
Aksyonov said.
He noted that, after the verdicts are passed, 
the "exchange pool" ...needed to get back 
the servicemen who had been captured 
by Ukraine, to Russia, would 
also increase. 
The most odious characters shouldn’t be used for
exchanges, he said. "And the conveyor... for the
sentencing of our guys, will stop immediately," 
Aksyonov said.


Huge amount of allocated 
U.S. money will settle in 
Zelensky’s offshore 
accounts as well 
as his henchmen
May 23rd, 1:57pm
The lion’s share of the allocated US money will end
 up in the offshore accounts of Zelensky and his
 henchmen. The allocation of huge funds,
 indicates political problems and a deep 
economic crisis in the United States, 
which they hope to solve... in the 
chaos of war.
Artem Bobrovsky, head of the Department of 
Political Science at Donetsk National 
University, stated this to DAN.
“Weapons, as always, will be delivered overdue 
and at inflated prices. This deal will serve to 
enrich the elite, but will be paid for with the 
blood of ordinary Ukrainians. Billions will 
be spent on the next political campaign 
of Joe Biden’s party. Europe, acting on 
orders from Washington, will worsen
its economic situation --- and open 
the door to big politics for neo-
fascists,” Bobrovsky added.
Recall that the Senate of Congress on Thursday
approved a bill ..on the allocation of additional
assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $40.1 
billion. Biden himself, had previously sent a 
request to Congress for additional funding. 
About $20 billion for military assistance, 
including for training and supplying 
Ukrainian Armed Forces militants, 
as well as for replenishing US
 stocks of weapons.
The G7 countries also decided to send 
$18.4 billion in financial assistance
to Ukraine.


“Another defeat”: militants of 
the Armed Forces of Ukraine 
are forced to flee from 
May 23rd, 1:37pm
Source: The Day newspaper
With its last effort, the General Staff of the Armed
Forces of Ukraine persuades Zelensky to approve 
the organized retreat of Ukrainian militants from
Severodonetsk, the approaches to which, are 
actively stormed by the RF Armed Forces. 
Russian forces form a fiery cauldron, 
thus cutting off the last opportunity 
for the Nazis to withdraw.
The complex situation was dejectedly 
acknowledged, by the odious adviser 
to Zelensky, Arestovich. He called 
the current state of affairs... an 
unliterary word -- meaning the 
fifth point, noting the extreme 
degree of exhaustion, of the
Ukrainian militants.
“There are no forces, people are in continuous 
battles, and with losses, and with broken 
weapons, we have a nuisance,” 
he said.
The situation was commented on by the military
expert, Konstantin Sivkov. According to the 
doctor of sciences, Kyiv’s attempt to avoid 
the mass surrender of the Nazis according 
to the Azovstal scenario, by withdrawing 
them, is unlikely to improve the situation. 
The Ukrainian flight will be accompanied by 
the active operation of Russian air aviation
--- the analyst noted.
“The General Staff of Ukraine, wants them to 
withdraw. It must be borne in mind that when 
troops withdraw to other areas, those areas 
no longer have the system of fortified areas 
that exists here.” 
“When they leave for other areas, then, even if they
reach there, it will be much easier to solve the 
problem of destroying them, than if they fight 
here, in fortifications already prepared over 
8 years.”
“It must be borne in mind that a significant part of 
the troops that leave these fortified areas... will 
die on the march. Yes, they will run from town 
to town, it will take two or three hours, at 
which time, of course, they will be hit by 
air strikes, artillery strikes --- because 
they will be outside the residential 
buildings, and nothing will fetter 
us, they will bear losses. Quite 
a large part will die, in this 
case”, the expert said.
The defeat in Severodonetsk will further undermine
the morale in the ranks of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine, Sivkov has no doubts.
“They are sacrificing the most combat-ready units,
 Zaluzny understands this very well. Therefore,
is trying to pull out in order to create
the back-
bone of a new army.”
“He has two problems.  Firstly, leaving this area is a
political defeat in the eyes of the West, and this is 
a likely curtailment of military assistance, the 
second point, is an undermining of morale. 
Under these conditions, political losses 
may outweigh the losses of personnel. 
One more thing:- when these units 
come out of there, they will also 
tell others... what happened 
there”, the analyst said.
“After cleaning the Donbass from the Ukrainian Nazis,
the forces of RF will proceed to the liberation of the
largest Russian port of Odessa and will go to the
lands of Transnistria.”
“After the defeat of that group, the liberated troops 
willbe thrown here (Nikolaev, Odessa, – ed.). They 
will simply go through these fields... surrounding 
Nikolaev & Odessa, before joining Transnistria.
And this zone, 
including the isolation of 
Chernomorsk, Belgorod, Izmail, all
these regions”.
“Then... the issue with Nikolaev and Odessa, will be
resolved calmly, that is, we will resolve the issue 
of the de-blockade of Transnistria, and then... 
Odessa and Nikolaev will be resolved. After 
that, the issue of the supply of weapons 
ammunition and fuel and lubricants 
through Romania... will be 
completely closed.”
Recall that last weekend the Russian military
managed to destroy the largest batch of 
weapons & military armoured vehicles 
in the Zhytomyr region, sent by the 
collective West to the Ukrainian 
Nazis... for fighting in 
the Donbass.
The operation was carried out with Kalibr 
high-precision sea-based missiles.

China says US shipped $70 bln 
worth of weapons to Taiwan
May 23rd, 1:28pm (TASS)
The total value of US weapons shipments to Taiwan
 has exceeded $70 billion, Chinese Foreign Ministry
 Spokesman Wang Wenbin said, at a news 
conference on Monday.
"US arms sales to Taiwan are incessantly growing in
 both volume and quality," he said. "Their total value
 has already exceeded $70 billion."
"That violates the US commitment to gradually reduce
 arms supplies to Taiwan," the spokesman continued.
Taiwan has been governed by its local administration,
 since 1949, when the Kuomintang’s remaining forces
 headed by Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975), were
 defeated in the Chinese Civil War and
refuge on the island. 
Taiwan has preserved the flag and several other
symbols of the Republic of China, that had 
existed before the Communists took over 
the mainland. Beijing regards the island 
as one of its provinces.
The US broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan 
in 1979... and established them with China. 
Acknowledging the policy of one China, 
Washington continues to maintain a
'partnership' with the island.
Weapons supplies
The US is Taiwan's main arms supplier. In April of this
 year, the State Department approved a $95 million
 deal to service Patriot anti-aircraft 
missile systems.
In the coming years, Washington promised to sell
Taipei, M2A2 Abrams tanks, F-16V fighter jets, 
HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, 
drones, cruise missiles, sea mines and 
other equipment.

“Saves the world”: expert 
evaluates Kremlin’s goal 
to denazify Ukraine
May 23rd, 12:48pm
Source: Sib.fm
The West should, hand in hand with Russia, begin the
 total denazification of the criminal Kyiv regime, and
 not create all sorts of obstacles for Moscow, 
thereby provoking a further escalation of 
the Ukrainian conflict that could turn 
into a global world confrontation.
This opinion was expressed by military expert
 Alexander Sladkov, who noted that the 
denazification announced by the 
Kremlin saves not only Ukraine, 
but the whole world 
from Nazism.
“From the point of view of reason, now Ukraine should
 be jointly denazified by at least Russia, the US, New
 Zealand, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. In
 reality, history has decided to go in a spiral, and so
 that the current round does not repeat the 
previous one – in the 1930s and 1940s – 
Russia needs to do it on its own.” 
“By denazifying Ukraine, to a certain extent, we are
saving not only ourselves, but also many people
around the world, although they will not be 
grateful to us again for this,” 
PolitRussia quotes.
Ukrainian Nazism, according to the expert, is not a
single sectarian “Azov”*, but a complex system
created in the best traditions of the 3rd Reich, 
aimed at transforming ordinary Ukrainians 
into ardent neo-Nazis.
“Today, Azov is the most powerful force bloc, the largest
children’s organization, the largest and 
most active
youth organization in Ukraine, a 
mass political
movement and party.

“To this, we can add a network of veteran and volunteer
organizations, fight and sports clubs, crime and a
number of controlled businesses, 
including large ones. This is a state
within a state, and if 
someone did
not recognize 
the prototype, then
the Nazis 
themselves do not hide
they took the structure of
 the NSDAP (National Socialist
Workers’ Party – 
as a model”, 
the publication 
It was the ultra-right, originating from the Ukrainian
street punks, who successfully & most importantly
quickly reached... the parliamentary portfolios, 
creating a considerable threat to the entire 
world community.
“Behind what is happening...  the shadow of the West
clearly flickers”, – the expert emphasizes. Moscow, 
he said, launched a much-needed operation 
to force peace in Ukraine.

Ukrainian forces fire 170
rounds on DPR in 24 hours,
killing two
May 23rd, 10:26am (DAN)
Two civilians have been killed, six injured over the
past day... as Ukrainian forces fired 170 rounds at
 the DPR, the Republic’s Mission to the JCCC said.
The enemy used heavy artillery, MLRS systems,
 mortars, and grenade launchers. 
«Two civilians have been killed,
 six injured,» the report reads.
Nineteen households and infrastructure facilities 
have been damaged, as a total of 15 cities and 
towns came under fire. 
The morning reports issued by the JCCC exclude
 information on casualties in the areas where
 active military action is ongoing.
Russia started a special military operation to denazify
 and demilitarize Ukraine, on February 24th. Russian
 President Vladimir Putin said that the decision was
 made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him
 asking for help.
The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning
 to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to
 protect people who have been continuously 
shelled and subjected to other forms of 
genocide by Ukraine, for eight years. 

 Biden announces
his readiness for 
war over Taiwan
May 23rd, 10:20am
Source: Finbi.ru
The US President Joe Biden, at a joint press
 conference with Japanese Prime Minister 
Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo, announced his 
readiness for war over Taiwan.
“We remain committed to maintaining the peace 
and security of the Taiwan Strait and are 
determined to ensure that its status 
quo is not unilaterally changed,” 
Biden added.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry reacted to Biden’s
 comment and urged the United States to be 
careful in what it says about Taiwan.


“Absurd politics”: expert 
announces inevitable 
of Europe
May 23rd, 10:04am
Source: Gazeta.ru
Europe has long lost any independence in decision-
making, meekly fulfilling the political will of the US
leadership, says Alexander Babakov, Deputy
Chairman of the State Duma of the 
Russian Federation.
Blindly following the course imposed by Washington
inevitably destroys the Europeans themselves, the
politician is sure.
“What is the self-destruction of Europe? The fact that
 they have lost complete independence in decision-
making. Today they blindly follow the instructions
- first of all - of the Americans,” he said.
As an example, Babakov cited the gas tricks 
of Warsaw, which refused to supply
blue fuel.
“Look what Poland has done? This also defies common
sense. That is, the pipeline laid 
through the territory
of Poland supplies 
gas to Germany. The Poles say
don’t want to take gas from this pipe, they
want to take it from
 the Germans. I think even
schoolboy would ask the 
teacher: “Did I
the problem correctly?”. 
“What... is the logic? They buy the same Russian 
gas, but from the Germans. It does not become
German from this… it becomes, not German, 
but it becomes the German price for 
Russian gas”, he said.
At the same time, the politician offers Russia to give
 Europe complete freedom of action in the matter of
 shaping its future destiny. Babakov urges Moscow
 to remain completely calm, in response to the 
absurd European situation.
“If people do not understand this, moreover, they put
 it today, as the main state policy in the field of the
 economy, what can we talk about with them? We 
must calmly give them the opportunity to reach 
the end to the point of absurdity”, the 
politician summed up.
Recall, as the head of the Institute for Socio-Economic
 Research of the Financial Institute under the
 Government of the Russian Federation,
 Oleksiy Zubets said earlier, the West 
no longer believes in the long-term 
nature of the current Ukrainian
The Ukrainian confrontation, according to the 
expert’s forecasts, will end next winter – Kyiv 
simply will not have enough strength for a 
longer period.

 “Morale is weakened: Russian 
Colonel evaluates situation in
 the ranks of Ukrainian 
Armed Forces
May 23rd, 9:29am
Source: Warfare
The mass surrender of neo-Nazis, who spent almost
 three months in the underground labyrinths of the 
Azovstal plant, dealt a crushing blow to the 
morale of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 
and psychologically weakened the 
Ukrainian regime as a whole.
Panic moods also reign... in the ranks of the defense.
Now the Ukrainian militants are trying with all their
 might to hold on to the Donbass salient, the 
southern face of which is shaking with 
fierce battles – the forces of the RF 
Armed Forces are advancing 
steadily in stages. 
According to a military expert, colonel from Kharkov,
Gennady Alekhin, the Ukrainian side is suffering 
huge human losses.
''The “holes” are being plugged with poorly trained
reservists and volunteers of the territorial 
defense from different regions of the 
central and southeastern regions. 
But the “example” of Mariupol 
will have a deafening effect 
on Ukrainian soldiers and 
''Despite the sophisticated notions of propagandists
 Arestovich and other officials of the Kyiv regime,
 including President Zelensky,'' 
PolitNaviator quotes.
“The farce of what is happening, contrary 
to Zelensky’s dodgy false propaganda, 
is clearly realized in the Mariupol 
trenches, even now,” the 
expert believes.
“In the coming days, the combat activity of the allied
forces will only increase. In the ensuing street 
battles, as a result of fire strikes on fortified 
areas and strongholds, areas where 
equipment and weapons are 
concentrated, the role of 
engineering, missile 
troops and artillery 
is increasing.”
“According to reserve officers who have gone through
more than one hot spot and have vast combat
experience behind them, it is important, 
having new types of weapons, to 
actively use old models, as well 
as proven methods and 
methods of warfare”, 
the publication leads.
The colonel also notes that the actively publicized
 large-scale counter-offensive of Ukrainian 
militants to the north-east of Kharkov, 
despite the loud Kyiv promises, did 
not start. Alekhin revealed the 
essence --- of the massively 
publicized “breakthroughs” 
of the Armed Forces 
of Ukraine.
“The DRGs come in ahead, the national battalions
 (who usually fight in the media sphere) go in the
 second echelon, they take pictures against the 
background of some border post & immediately
comment that they allegedly occupied some 
border village. Given their rich criminal 
experience (many were released from 
the Kharkiv pre-trial detention centre 
and colony), with a “track record” of 
10-15 years & up to a life sentence, 
they are engaged in their usual 
business – rob, kill, rape.” 
“Particular attention is paid to civilians, pro-Russian, 
who managed to cooperate with the military-civilian
 administration”, said the expert.
As for the Ukrainian national battalions, the expert 
is sure that they are not at all eager to participate 
in battles with the RF Armed Forces.
As is clearly seen from the state of affairs in the
 Kharkiv direction, Russian troops are actively 
building up forces and reserves, as well as 
increasing their pressure in the so-called 
gray zone.
Israel: EU Parliament Official 
Focused on Palestine
Denied Entry
May 23rd, 9:16am (FNA)
 A European Parliament delegation has been forced
 to cancel a trip to the occupied Palestinian 
territories after the group’s chairperson, 
Manu Pineda, was denied entry
 to Israel.
The Spanish member of the European Parliament, and
 chair of the parliament’s delegation for relations with
 Palestine, was scheduled to travel to the occupied
 Palestinian territories with a group of European
 lawmakers --- to review the situation on the 
ground --- after the killing of Al-Jazeera
 journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, DPA 
news agency reported.
Abu Akleh was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers 
while reporting on an Israeli military raid in 
Jenin in the occupied West Bank.
“Israel is blocking the work of the European
Parliament,” Pineda said on Sunday, as he 
shared a decision from the Israeli Foreign 
Ministry denying him entry to the country, 
adding that the delegation had also been
denied access to the besieged 
Gaza Strip.
The letter from the foreign ministry said Pineda’s 
entry was not approved, due to “information 
received from the competent authorities
 in Israel”.
Fellow delegation member Grace O’Sullivan said the
 decision by Israel “was an unprecedented move” 
and that the group would be calling for a strong
 response from European Parliament President
 Roberta Metsola.
Metsola, who is also visiting Israel and Palestine, 
said on Twitter, that she regretted the decision 
and would “raise the issue directly with the
 authorities concerned”.
The European Parliament’s delegation for relations
 with Palestine has 18 members and informs the 
European Union legislature about political, 
economic & human rights developments 
in the territory.
The delegation to Palestine also reviews projects
 funded with EU aid such as schools and shelters,
 as well as maintaining relations with political 
and civil leaders.

 DPR servicemen killed 30
 Ukrainian nationalists
May 23rd, 8:20am
The military personnel of the Donetsk People’s
 Republic, together with the Armed Forces of 
the Russian Federation, continue to liberate 
the settlements of our Republic from the 
Ukrainian occupiers. 
Over the past day, our servicemen destroyed thirty-five
 Ukrainian nationalists, two infantry fighting vehicles,
 two armoured personnel carriers, and one KrAZ
 Spartan armoured car. 
Two MT-12 Rapira anti-tank guns and one command
 and staff armoured vehicle, were captured.
Eight servicemen of the 25th Airborne Brigade 
voluntarily laid down their arms and went 
over to the side of the Donetsk 
People’s Republic.


Iran’s President
for Assassination of
IRGC Serviceman
May 23rd, 7:51am (al Manar)
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi pointed the finger at 
the global arrogance for the assassination of IRGC 
member, Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, in Tehran, 
pledging that Iran will exact revenge for 
the terrorist attack.
Speaking to reporters before leaving Tehran for Oman
 for an official visit on Monday, Raisi expressed his
 condolences to the Islamic Revolution Guards 
Corps (IRGC) and the family of Khodaei, who 
was martyred in an assassination attack
Tehran, on Sunday.
The Iranian president said an investigation into the
 attack would reveal that the global arrogance
 undoubtedly behind the criminal act.
He said those who have been defeated in the
 battlefield, by the forces defending the holy 
shrines of Shiite Muslims in Syria, are 
expressing their frustration through
such assassination attacks.
The president emphasized the need for Iranian
 security officials to pursue the case seriously, 
adding, “No doubt, revenge for the blood of
the great martyr against the criminals, 
will definitely be taken.”
On his official visit to Muscat, the president said 
Iran and the Sultanate of Oman, are determined
to broaden ties in various fields, such as trade, 
the energy sector, and tourism.
Unveiling plans to sign a series of agreements 
during the trip, Raisi said he will focus on 
efforts to promote bilateral and regional 
cooperation with Oman.
“The remarkable key point in the region is that
 dialogue and cooperation among the regional
 countries will create security. The presence 
of foreign forces in the region does not 
create security by any means, and 
could even threaten regional 
security,” he added.
His one-day visit is being made at the official 
invitation of Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin 
Tariq Al Said.
It is the Iranian president’s fifth foreign 
trip, after taking office in August 2021.
Last week, a 50-strong delegation of Iranian
 businesspeople and economic activists 
visited Oman to pave the way for the 
expansion of trade relations 
between the two nations.
Source: Iranian media (edited
 by Al-Manar English Website)

Russia says ready to 
resume peace talks, 
but Ukraine rejects 
May 23rd, 6:48am (PressTV)
The Russian government is ready to resume peace
 talks with Ukraine, Moscow’s chief negotiator 
said on Sunday, adding that the initiative 
must come from Kiev.
In an interview with Belarusian TV, Kremlin aide
Vladimir Medinsky, said Russia has never 
refused talks to end the war, that will 
enter its fourth month on Tuesday.
“For our part, we are ready to continue the dialogue,” 
Medinsky said. “Freezing talks was entirely Ukraine's
 initiative, and the ball is completely in their court.”
Talks between the two warring sides have been held
 regularly both in person and via video link, since
 Russia launched its military operation in 
Ukraine, on February the 24th.
Earlier, Ukraine’s lead negotiator Mykhaylo Podolyak
 said that talks with Moscow were "on hold" after 
being held regularly in the earlier stages of the 
conflict, without producing a breakthrough.
Russia’s offer to resume talks comes after Ukrainian
 presidential chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, said on 
May 22nd, that Kiev won’t give any concessions
 to Russia.
"The war must end with the complete restoration of 
Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty," he
said. "That is our victory. Our common victory... 
with the civilized world. After all... today 
[Ukraine] is defending not only itself.”
His remarks came after Polish President Andrzej 
Duda, in a surprise visit, urged Kiev not to give 
in to the demands of the Russian government.
The Polish president told Ukrainian lawmakers 
that only Ukraine must decide its own future.
Despite calls from US Defense Secretary Lloyd 
Austin, for an immediate ceasefire, Podolyak 
made it clear that Ukraine would not accept 
any deal with Russia that involves territorial 
concessions to Moscow.
“Any concession to Russia, is not a path to peace, 
but a war postponed for several years. Ukraine 
trades neither its sovereignty nor territories 
and Ukrainians living on them,” 
Podolyak said.
“Well, we have a better idea. The world has to agree
on the transfer of multi-launch rocket systems to
Ukraine and other necessary heavy weapons to
unblock the Black Sea. Then we will do every
thing ourselves.”
Fanning the flames of war, EU’s top diplomat Josep
 Borrell also said that “the time to push forward
 European defense is now.”
He confirmed that the EU’s stockpiles were depleted
 due to its military support to Ukraine, and urged
 strengthening the support and military 
“Depleted stockpiles resulting from EU military
 support to Ukraine point to shortfalls and
 underinvestment in the EU’s defense 
industry for a number of years,”
 Independent News
agency cited 
as saying.
Western governments including the US and the EU
 have caused the prolongation of the conflict - by
 sending military support to Ukraine - which has, 
in many cases, been used against civilians.
Ukraine’s president advocates diplomacy as means 
of ending the country’s conflict -- but his advisor, 
says no concessions should be given to Russia.
US Special Forces being deployed to Ukraine
Meanwhile, the US government is set to deploy
 members of its Special Forces, to guard its 
reopened embassy in Kiev, as the conflict 
in eastern Ukraine rages on.
“We... are in close touch with our colleagues at 
the State Department about potential security
 requirements, now that they have resumed 
operations at the embassy in Kyiv,” 
Pentagon press secretary John 
Kirby said in a statement.
“But no decisions have been made, and no specific
proposals have been debated at senior levels of 
the department about the return of U.S. military
members to Ukraine, for that.... or any 
other purpose.”
Last month, Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s
 foreign intelligence services, said that US forces 
sent to Kiev under the guise of a “peacekeeping
 contingent”, were part of a plot to seize 
Western Ukrainian territory for 

 Woman killed as a result of 
shelling of DPR settlement 
by Ukrainian troops
May 22nd, 9:46pm (TASS) 
A woman was killed in the settlement of Vladimirovka
 in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), which came
 under shelling by Ukrainian troops, the DPR’s 
mission to the Joint Control and
Centre (JCCC),
said on Sunday.
"According to the latest reports, a woman born 1952
 was killed as a result of shelling of the settlement 
of Vladimirovka by Ukrainian troops," it said.
Earlier in the day, it reported the death of a
in Volnovakha, which also was
shelled by the
 Ukrainian army.
NATO expansion ------ to create 
conditions for growing tension
- post-Soviet security bloc chief
May 22nd, 8:14pm (TASS) 
NATO’s expansion will lead to growing tension and, in
no way, will help ensure the security of its member 
nations, Stanislav Zas, secretary general of the
Collective Security Treaty Organization 
(CSTO), a post-Soviet Russia-led 
security bloc, said on Sunday.
"Naturally, we consider this extension as a breeding ground
for the aggravation of tension and a further militarization
of the region. As a matter of fact --- it 
will not help to
enhance anyone's security, including of the 
member states," he said, in an interview 
theBelarus-1 TV channel.
According to Zas, the CSTO is capable of adequately
responding to NATO’s possible expansion. "Should 
we reinforce our potential... in this situation? We 
have enough forces to respond to any possible 
threats that may emerge in this situation. 
The issue isn't on the agenda now.'' 
''Now, the CSTO is an accomplished international
organization, and a quite effective one. It means 
that it is not merely a military political bloc, but
it is also a multi-function organization, which 
offers protection against other threats. And 
what is also very important, we have 
created strong mechanisms and a 
legal basis -- we have forces and 
means, and a crisis response 
Today, the CSTO, "has all the possibilities to serve as a
security guarantor for our countries,"
he stressed. "And
I think we are really a good shield for our 6 countries."

Three DPR soldiers killed, 
24 wounded in past day 
- People’s Militia
DONETSK, May 22nd, 5:47pm (TASS)
 Three servicemen of the Donetsk People’s Republic
 (DPR) were killed and 24 more were wounded in
 combat operations against Ukrainian forces, 
during the past day, Eduard Basurin, deputy 
chief of the DPR People’s Militia, reported 
on Friday.
"We regret to inform that three soldiers of the Donetsk
 People’s Republic were killed and 24 more were
 wounded, while fighting for independence," 
the press service of the People’s Militia 
quoted him as saying on its 
Telegram channel.
According to Basurin, nine DPR settlements came
under shelling by Ukrainian troops during the day. 
One civilian was killed and four were wounded. 
Ukrainian troops used multiple rocket launcher
 systems, artillery systems, and mortars.

US Indo-Pacific strategy 
geared to instigate 
confrontation ---- 
China's top diplomat
May 22nd, 4:40pm (TASS) 
The United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy is a strategy
 of instigating confrontation and undermining peace,
 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday 
after talks with his Pakistani counterpart,
 Bhutto Zardari,
in Guangzhou.
"The United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy causes
 serious concern in the world, especially in the
 countries of the Asia Pacific region," the 
Chinese foreign ministry quoted him 
as saying.
According to the Chinese top diplomat, the actual aim
of this strategy is to try to contain China, and make
Asia Pacific countries act as pawns, amid the 
United States’ hegemony.
"Facts will demonstrate that the so-called Indo-Pacific
strategy, is a strategy of creating artificial gaps, a
strategy of instigating confrontation, a strategy 
of undermining peace," he said, adding that 
whatever strategy may be presented, it
doomed to failure, in the long run.

Energodar mayor’s life 
out of danger after 
explosion - source
May 22nd, 3:35pm (TASS)
The life of the Energodar* Mayor, Andrey Shevchik, 
who was wounded in an explosion in his house 
earlier on Sunday, is out of danger. 
He is receiving treatment in Melitopol, a source in
 the local law enforcement agencies told TASS.
"The Ebergodar mayor received a minor wound. 
He is in hospital in Melitopol. His life is out of 
danger," he said.
*Energodar is a liberated town 
West of Dnieper water course.

SBU agent liquidated 
during arrest in 
Kherson region
May 22nd, 1:25pm
Source: newinform.com
In the Kherson region, an SBU agent was killed 
during the arrest, according to the Telegram 
channel of the military-civilian 
administration of
the region.
“When trying to detain him, he was liquidated.
An F-1 grenade was found on him, which 
he could use against Russian military 
personnel”, the statement says.
The man was recruited into the SBU in 2014
in the Luhansk region. After that, for a long 
time he served his sentence in one of the 
colonies of the Kherson region. And after 
the start of Russia's military operation,
he was given the task of collecting 
data on the locations of military 
personnel and transmitting the
coordinates for a subsequent 
missile attack on positions 
of the Armed Forces. 
One of these strikes, the report says, 
was inflicted on Naked Pristan city.
Russian Foreign Ministry 
calls aspiration of
and Sweden
to NATO: alarming
May 22nd, 12:43pm
Source: eer.ru
Nikolai Korchunov believes that the Arctic 
can become an international theatre
of war.
The Arctic can become an international theatre of 
war, due to the increased military presence of 
different states, said Nikolai Korchunov, 
Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian 
Foreign Ministry, & Chairman of the 
Committee of Senior Officials of 
the Arctic Council.
“This, of course, is a very disturbing trend 
the transformation of the Arctic region --- 
into an international theatre of military 
operations. This --- cannot but 
worry us,” the diplomat said.
Military of DPR and LPR
 have already liberated
 216 settlements
May 22nd, 12:12pm 
 Source: RIA News
The grouping of troops of the DPR and LPR - with fire
 support from the Russian Armed Forces - liberated 
and established full control over 216 settlements 
on the territory of the Donetsk People’s
 the headquarters of the
territorial defense of 
republic reported.
“As of May 22nd, on the territory of the Donetsk
 People’s Republic, a grouping of DPR and LPR 
troops, with fire support from the RF Armed 
Forces, liberated and established full 
control over 216 settlements,” the
 headquarters’ Telegram 
channel reports.

Damascus Reacts to “Biased” 
US Report: Get Out of Syria 
--- Now!
May 22nd, (teleSUR)

Syria’s permanent mission to the UN stated the US
must withdraw its troops from the country and 
pay reparations for the deaths of dozens of 
civilians in a 2019 airstrike in Baghuz.

Syria claims the U.S. must be held accountable for 
its crimes and retreat from the country, after a 
recent Pentagon probe cleared its troops of 
a 2019 deadly attack on Syrian civilians.

The U.S. Department of Defense (Pentagon) decided
 not to hold anyone accountable for the 2019 air-
strike in Baghuz, in Syria's eastern province of 
Deir Ezzor, which killed multiple civilians, 
including women and children. 

The decision was revealed in a recent release of the 
results of its investigation on Tuesday. The reason
 claimed was that U.S. troops did not violate the 
laws of war, nor did they act negligently.

In reaction to the indicated report, Syria's permanent
 mission to the United Nations, addressed the U.S.
 magazine Newsweek --- asserting that "these 
biased investigations cannot deny the fact 
that a crime against humanity took
in Baghuz."

"Any justification provided by the U.S. Administration
 concerning not violating the law of war, or the rules 
of engagement --- is dismissing the fact that U.S. 
forces deployed in Syria are illegal and launch 
military strikes --- under the pretext of 
combating terrorism --- without the 
approval or coordination of the 
Government of the Syrian 
Arab Republic" --- the 
mission's response 

The mission called the U.S. report a "clear attempt 
to absolve the U.S. occupation forces in Syria, of 
their direct responsibility for civilian casualties."

It further considered the Pentagon's 
recommendations... for clearer 
guidelines, to prevent further 
civilian casualties... as: "an 
admission of negligence 
--- that demands 

"It is time for the U.S. forces to immediately withdraw
 from the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, to 
hold them accountable for their crimes, and to
force them to compensate the victims,"
 response stressed.


LDPR military summary: 
situation on contact line 
(May 22nd, updated 11:13am)
10:46am The All-Russian People’s Front 
has delivered a humanitarian cargo
 to the settlement Bulgakovka.
10:36am   As a result of the shelling of the
Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk, houses 
are damaged at the following addresses: 
st. Kuibysheva, 155, 157. The fire of three
cars was also recorded in the courtyard 
of these apartment buildings. Information
about the consequences of the shelling
continues to arrive.
9:33am Representation of the LPR in the JCCC: 
as a result of artillery shelling of Pervomaisk, 
three residential buildings were damaged.
9:32am The mobilized servicemen from the 
Donetsk People’s Republic are adequately 
fulfilling their military duty on the territory 
of the Kherson region and helping the 
Russian Armed Forces in carrying 
out combat missions.
9:08am The National Guard destroyed the stronghold
 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Lugansk region. 
A pickup truck and a group of infantry of the Armed
 Forces of Ukraine in the shelter were discovered
 during aerial reconnaissance in one of the 
districts. The fire platoon of the Russian 
Guard preempted a possible attack and 
destroyed the stronghold, up to 20 
personnel and an enemy vehicle 
with mortar fire.
9:07am Ukrainian troops over the past day lost 14 
personnel during clashes with units of the Lugansk
 People’s Republic, six more people laid down their 
arms, the People’s Militia of the republic reports.
“In the course of clashes with units of the defense
 department, over the past day, the enemy suffered
 losses in manpower and military equipment, 
namely: 14 personnel; 2 tanks; 7 units of 
automotive equipment; 6 servicemen of 
the Armed Forces of Ukraine made the
 right decision, laid down their arms 
and thus saved their lives,” the 
people’s militia said, in 
a statement on the 
Telegram channel.
8:41am The servicemen of the Donetsk People’s 
Republic, together with the Armed Forces of the 
Russian Federation, continue to liberate the
settlements of our Republic from  Ukrainian
occupiers. Over the past day, our service-
men destroyed 23 Ukrainian nationalists, 
5 firing points, 1 firing position of 152-
mm towed artillery installations 
2A65 “Msta-B”, 3 infantry 
fighting vehicles and 1 
cargo vehicle.
1 122-mm BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket system, 
4 82-mm mortars and 3 cargo vehicles were captured.
8:40am Over the past day, the Armed Forces of
 Ukraine fired 247 shells and mines across the
 territory of the DPR from 122-mm BM-21 Grad 
multiple launch rocket systems, 122-mm 
cannon artillery, 120 and 82-mm mortars. 
Areas of 11 settlements of the Republic were fired
 upon. As a result of the Ukrainian aggression, 
THREE civilians, including 1 child, were 
injured. Damaged 1 residential building,
 and 1 object of civil infrastructure. 
Materials on the fact of wounding 
civilians, damage to infrastructure 
were transferred to the General 
Prosecutor’s Office of the DPR 
for inclusion in criminal cases: 
initiated against the command 
of the Ukrainian nationalists.
8:38am  Shelling was recorded from the Ukrainian
 Armed Forces in the direction: 08:00 — settlement 
Georgievka – settlement Aleksandrovka: 4 shells 
of 122 mm calibre were fired.
7:40am Civilians are again suffering from Ukrainian
 Armed Forces shells. As a result of night shelling 
of the town of Staromikhaylovka, a direct hit was
 recorded on a private residential building on the 
street. Artem, 24, which provoked a fire. A man 
living there, born in 1954. received a contusion 
of the brain, and a woman born in 1954. 
poisoned by combustion products. 
Both victims were hospitalized in 
city hospital No. 24.
6:13am 2,439 people who surrendered at Azovstal are
 in custody, 78 of them are women. This was stated by
 the head of the DPR Pushilin on the air Solovyov Live. 
Previously, there are foreign mercenaries among the 
prisoners. Before the surrender, 6 militants tried to 
blow up ammunition depots, but died. Now, the
territory of Azovstal can still hide Ukrainian 
neo-Nazis. The Republic's forces are 
conducting a thorough check of 
each room, so they will 
find everyone.
6:05am Shelling was recorded from the side of the
Ukrainian Armed Forces in the direction of the
settlement Novgorodskoye, and the 
8 122 mm rounds were fired.


 Defense for Children: 
IOF Used 16-Yr-Old 
Palestinian Girl as 
Human Shield
May 22nd, 8:53am (al Manar)

Israeli occupation forces have used a female
Palestinian teenage girl --- to shield them-
selves from incoming bullets --- during a
raid last week in the northern part of 
the occupied West Bank city... of 
Jenin, an international children 
rights organization says.
Defense for Children International (DCI) recounted 
the development involving Ahed Mohammad Rida 
Mereb, 16, in gruesome detail, Palestinian Wafa 
news agency reported... on Saturday, citing a 
Wednesday report by the rights organization.
According to the organization’s Palestine offshoot 
(DCIP), the incident happened when the forces 
raided Ahed’s house in the city of Jenin to
 arrest her 20-year-old brother.
Israeli occupation forces besieged Ahed’s home
about 6 a.m. on May the 13th, in order to arrest 
her 20-year-old brother, according to the
documentation collected by DCIP. 
Israeli forces ordered Ahed, her parents, and her two
 younger brothers to leave the house - and to move to 
a yard across the street. The forces exchanged fire
 with Ahed’s older brother...  who remained in the 
house. Around 8 a.m., an Israeli military vehicle 
came under gunfire, which is when the Israeli 
occupation forces, ordered Ahed to stand 
outside the military vehicle.
“Bullets were being fired at the military vehicle
 from all directions,” Ahed told DCIP.
“I was trembling and crying and shouting to the
 soldiers to remove me because the bullets 
were passing over my head, but one of 
them ordered me in Arabic, through a 
small window in the military vehicle, 
‘Stay where you are and don’t move. 
You’re a terrorist. Stand in your 
place - until you say goodbye 
to your brother.”
The Israeli occupation forces would not even let 
Ahed tilt her head to dodge the bullets, but one 
of the Israeli soldiers ordered her to stand up 
straight, she added.
After several hours, the Palestinian girl finally
 managed to run to a nearby tree, where she 
dropped unconscious to the ground.
‘War crime’
“International law is explicit and absolutely prohibits
the use of children as human shields by armed 
forces or armed groups,” stressed Ayed Abu 
Eqtaish, Accountability Program director 
at the DCIP, adding, “Israeli forces 
intentionally putting a child in 
grave danger in order to 
shield themselves --- 
constitutes a 
war crime.”
The Israeli occupation forces also fired barrages of
 rocket-propelled grenades at the house, -- which 
caused it to catch fire -- and unleashed volleys 
of live bullets at it. They left the area about 
several hours later... after detaining 
Ahed’s brother.
Ahed was transferred by private vehicle to Jenin
 Hospital and was treated for “intense mental 
stress and a severe lack of oxygen,” the 
official Palestinian news agency 
WAFA reported.
Since 2000, DCIP has documented at least 26 cases 
involving Palestinian children being used as human 
shields, by the Israeli army. Only one of those 
cases led to the conviction of two soldiers 
for “inappropriate behaviour” and 
“overstepping authority.”

were demoted in rank and 
given 3-month (suspended) 
Source: Al-Manar English Website 
and WAFA News Agency

The admission of Finland 
and Sweden to NATO... 
will destabilize Europe
May 22nd, 8:47am
The accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO 
could destabilize Europe. This is published
the US edition of The Hill.
The author of the article is Diana Albaum, former
foreign policy adviser to the US Congress, head 
of the Washington-based Centre for 
International Policy.
In her opinion, Russia did not pose a real threat to 
either Sweden or Finland. However, the stockpiles 
of weapons that will inevitably arise as a result of 
their accession to NATO, may create incentives
 for Russia to respond.
The risk of an exchange of nuclear strikes will
 increase significantly. In general, in her 
opinion, “the inclusion of the former 
Warsaw Pact countries in NATO 
after the end of the Cold War, 
was already a mistake.” 
This reinforced the feeling in Russia that she 
was surrounded, and that this posed a 
threat to her security.
“The US Senate, which must agree to the ratification
 of protocols that add new members to the alliance, 
should think carefully, before stamping the 
admission of new candidates,” 
Olbaum said.

US Joint Chiefs of Staff chair
says risk of conflict between
great powers - is increasing
May 22nd, 7:04am (TASS) 
General Mark Milley, chairman of the US 
Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Saturday, said 
the risk of a serious conflict between 
the great powers... is increasing.
"We are facing, right now, two global powers: 
China and Russia, each with significant 
military capabilities.. and both fully 
intend to change the current rules
-based order," he told a class of 
the U.S. Military Academy, in 
West Point, at a graduation 
''The United States is entering a world that's 
becoming more unstable. The world you 
are being commissioned into, has the 
potential:  for serious international 
conflict between great powers,'' 
he continued. 
"And that potential is increasing, 
not decreasing."
On February 24th Russian President Vladimir Putin
 announced a special military operation in 
response to a request for help by the 
heads of the Donbass republics. 
He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying
Ukrainian territories, but aims to demilitarize and 
de-Nazify the country. The US and its allies... 
retaliated by imposing sweeping sanctions
on Russia --- and boosted their arms 
supplies to Kiev.


Islamic world treats Russia’s 
military operation with 
- spiritual leader
May 22nd, 02:21am (TASS)
The spiritual leader of Russian Muslims, the Chair 
of Russia’s Muslim Spiritual Administration, Ravil
Gainutdinov, said on Saturday, the Islamic world 
understands Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 
decision to hold a military operation in Ukraine.
"The entire Islamic world, the Arab world, treats our
president’s decision with understanding. They are
looking for the victory of Russian politics, and 
they have absolutely no interest in the 
hegemony of one country, in the 
creation of a unipolar world," 
he said.
"That is why no country in the Arab world imposed any
 sanctions on Russia. This is very important. Even as
 NATO members, even being under pressure, they
 refrain from imposing sanctions against our 
country," he said, in an interview with
Rossiya-24 television channel.
"This means that the Islamic world has deep respect
 to our country and our Muslims," the official said.
On February 24th, Russian President Vladimir Putin
launched a special military operation in response
to a request for help from the heads of the 
Donbass republics. He stressed.. that 
Moscow had no plans of occupying 
Ukrainian territories, but aimed 
to demilitarize and denazify 
the country. 
The US and its allies responded, with severe 
sanctions and ramped up weapons supplies
 to Kiev.

A journalist from Peru - 
uncovered fakes about 
the Russian special 
operation in Ukraine
by Andrey Chernenko
May 22nd, 2:13am
FPP: Western media with financial assistance 
from the United States and NATO, spreads 
false information about the special 
operation in Ukraine.
A journalist from Peru uncovered fakes about 
the Russian special operation in Ukraine.
Journalist, RicardoSanchez Serra, said that the
Western media... with the financial assistance 
of the United States and NATO, are spreading 
false information about the Russian special 
operation in Ukraine.
"It is worth noting --- that most of the anti-Russian
propaganda comes from the influential English
marketing company, PR Network --- which 
supplies the Western media with content 
against Russia and in favour of Kiev. 
This company... is funded by NATO, 
and the United States, " he stated 
at a conference on the situation 
in the former Soviet republic, 
which is published... on the 
website of the Federation 
of Journalists of Peru.
The journalist noted that the inhabitants of the
Western hemisphere are "brainwashed" by 
fake news -- which is why people can not 
distinguish false reports from the truth.
"It turned out, that the buildings that the Russians
allegedly destroyed in Kiev were actually taken 
down in the Gaza Strip. The destruction in the 
Donbass was attributed to Russia, but in fact 
they were hit by a Ukraine Tochka-U missile. 
They said that the tank that crushed the 
car was Russian, but it turned out that 
it was Ukrainian, " he stated.
Recall.. that Russia launched a military operation in
Ukraine on the morning of Thursday, February 24th, 
2022. President Vladimir Putin said that its goal is: 
"to protect citizens who have been suffering 
mockery and genocide by the Kiev regime 
for eight years."
The situation in the Donbas is still difficult, and the
Ukrainian military continues its senseless shelling
the residential sector, from positions that still 
remain under their control. As a result,
civilian population suffers.

Chechen units storm Ukrainian 
positions near Kamyshevakha
 - Kadyrov
May 21st, 11:01pm (TASS) 

Chechen military units have launched an assault on
 Ukrainian fortified positions in the settlement of
 Kamyshevakha on the territory of the Lugansk
 People’s Republic (LPR), Chechen leader 
Ramzan Kadyrov wrote in Telegram
 channel on Saturday.

"Following a recent rotation, fighters of Chechen
 special military units ---  have already started 
destroying fortified positions of nationalists 
near the settlement of Kamyshevakha. 
Following a successful liberation of 
Mariupol, our fighters under the 
command of Zamid Chalayev, 
head of the Akhmad-Khadzhi 
Kadyrov Special Police Unit 
of the Interior Ministry’s 
Chechen Republic Dept, 
moved to the Lugansk 
front," Kadyrov wrote 
in his Telegram channel.

He added that the storming of Kamyshevakha may
 entail certain risks for the civilian population, 
since the Ukrainian military keeps using 
civilians as a human shield.

"This time, firing positions were set up at a school 
and in private sectors. A large windbreak behind
the settlement... where the enemy’s artillery is
 positioned, should also be taken into account.
However, there are no doubts that the tasks 
will be fulfilled promptly and in full," the
 Chechen leader said.


Six militants killed at Azovstal 
plant while trying to blow up 
ammo depots - DPR leader
May 21st, 10pm (TASS)

Six Ukrainain servicemen were killed on the territory
of the Azovstal Plant in Mariupol when they tried 
to blow up their ammunition caches, before 
surrendering, Donetsk People’s Republic 
(DPR) leader Denis Pushilin, told the 
Soloviev Live YouTube channel 
on Saturday.

"It is unclear who did this, no one is assuming
 responsibility, but... after the main group 
walked out, someone ordered to blow 
up ammunition caches. This was 
done in haste, and orders were 
unclear, so, as a result, six 
people died immediately, 
and, as far as I know, 
four were injured," 
he said.

According to Pushilin, an unknown number of
Ukrainian servicemen could still be on the 
plant’s territory. In his words, they have
stock of food and water, but are
on medicines.

The DPR leader went on to say that "every room, 
every nook and cranny" of the plant, are 
currently being thoroughly searched.

On Friday, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Maj. 
Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that Defense Minister
 Sergey Shoigu, had informed President Vladimir 
Putin that the operation to liberate completely 
the Azovstal plant and the entire city of 
Mariupol from Ukrainian militants,
been completed. 

A total of 2,439 Azov battalion nationalists and
 Ukrainian service members, who were holed 
up inside the plant since April 21st, have laid 
down their arms and surrendered, since 
May the 16th.


Ukraine’s denazification operation: 
operational summary on May 21st
(updated 3:44pm)
3:42am Unless Sweden and Finland clearly
 demonstrate their solidarity with Turkey, 
Ankara will not support their accession 
to NATO – Erdogan
3:20am Kiev continues its war on Pushkin’s
 monuments. A sculpture of the great 
Russian poet was removed in 
Mykolayiv today. And the 
dismantling was carried
 out covertly, at night.
 Not so long ago, local militants from the “war on
 terror” asked for all “Russian” monuments to be
 demolished. The war on Pushkin in Ukraine has 
been going on since the end of April. The great 
Russian poet has already been removed from
 Chernihiv, Ternopil and Mukachevo.
3:15pm The result of yesterday’s “calibration” 
of facilities in the Odessa region.
2:39pm Mera supermarket was opened in Akimovka,
Melitopol district. Products on the shelves of the 
shop are not only Crimean, but also local. More
over, the supermarket will sell products at 
cost price to Akimovka kindergartens. 
The prices are presented in rubles 
and the hryvnia equivalent.
2:38pm In Kherson and the region, Radio Krym 
now broadcasts on the 107.8 FM frequency.
1:55pm Poland has handed over to Ukraine 
almost its entire reserve of spare parts 
and weapons for MiG-29 aircraft 
– Onet.
1:15pm A journalist from the Netherlands, Sonja
 Vantende, has verified that the Kakhovskaya
 hydropower plant, which the Western media 
had written about destroying, is operational.
“I read a lot about this hydropower plant and many 
Western media wrote that it was destroyed. That 
the Russian army destroyed it completely. But 
now we are here and we see that everything 
is working. Crimea now has water and 
electricity. And I can’t say anything 
except that Western propaganda 
just lied to us.”
1:10pm Registry offices have been opened in Mangush
 and Volodarskoye. At present, the civil registry offices
 are organizing work to receive and serve the
 population residing in the territories of the 
villages. Besides, the population is 
regularly advised on the applicable 
legislation in the sphere of the
state registration... of civil 
status acts, as well as on
the state registration of 
births and deaths.
11:13am Briefing by the Russian Ministry of Defence
 21.05.2022 The Russian Armed Forces continue a
 special military operation in Ukraine.
High-precision long-range sea-based Kalibr missiles
 near the Malyn railway station in Zhytomyr region
 have destroyed a large batch of weapons and 
military equipment delivered from the US and 
European countries for a grouping of 
Ukrainian forces in Donbas.
Near Odessa, at the Odessa Port Plant, Russian
 airborne high-precision missiles of the Russian
 Aerospace Forces destroyed fuel storage 
facilities intended for the Ukrainian 
nationalists’ armoured vehicles. 
In addition, high-precision airborne missiles hit three
command posts, including the command post of the
109th Territorial Defence Brigade near the settle-
ment of Bakhmut, 36 areas where AFU man
power and military equipment were 
concentrated ---- as well as eight 
ammunition depots, in the settle-
ments of Halytsynove, Mykolaiv 
Region, Nyrkove of Luhansk 
People’s Republic, Krasny 
Lyman & Ochertino of 
Donetsk People’s 
Operational and army aviation hit four command posts,
 47 areas where the AFU manpower and military
 equipment were concentrated, and destroyed 
an ammunition depot near Drobyshevo.
A total of 270 nationalists were destroyed and 
52 pieces of military equipment were put out 
of action as a result of the air strikes.
Also, a Ukrainian Su-25 aircraft was shot down 
by fighter aircraft during an aerial battle near 
the village of Belitskoye in Donetsk Region.
Russian air defence forces shot down.. another 
Ukrainian Su-25 aircraft, nr Novoaleksandrivka
Kherson region. Also.. 14 Ukrainian unmanned 
aerial vehicles were shot down in the air in the
areas of Slavne, Krutaya Balka, Oleksandrivka, 
Krasnogorovka, Petropavlovka, Pervomaisk of 
the Donetsk People’s Republic, Popasna of the