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
"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,"
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
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
One 122 mm BM-21 Grad multiple rocket
launcher and three armoured vehicles
Ukrainian militants try to
escape from Privolya
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
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
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 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,
but they don’t have full control of it as
yet, 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
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
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
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
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,
his wife, and his infant son.
The infant was rushed to a medical centre near
Jenin for treatment, where he was reported in
a 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
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
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
a 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,”
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
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
The health expert said some of the most common
signs of childhood trauma include nightmares,
insecurity, and poor academic and
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
of mine clearance of
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
signed 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
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
the Zaporozhskaya nuclear power plant
is 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
The "cauldrons" have already
started cooking: What has
changed since Mariupol's
liberation and surrender
by Alexander Kots
May 24th, 2:20pm
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.
PARTISAN GROUPS WITH JAVELINS
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,
of 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
they write ultimatums to Zelensky -
refusing to "perform combat tasks
in inhumane working conditions."
WHO SHOULD GET READY AFTER MARIUPOL
From Mariupol, battalions are released that will
go to recapture the rest of the lands of the
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
Ukrainian units at
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
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
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
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.
SLAVYANSK AND KRAMATORSK
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
DO NOT STORM HEAD-ON,
BUT BREAK IT IN PARTS
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.
Denazification of Ukraine:
(May 24th, updated 11:24am)
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
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
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,
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
* 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
* 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
* 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
LDPR military summary:
situation on contact line
(May 24th, updated 11:05am)
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
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
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
It should be noted that literally one day before the
arrival of the next humanitarian cargo, the
Ukrainian security forces again fired at
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
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
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 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
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
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
and the West. The main thing in what
is happening, is a joint ardent
“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
“help” in this way, take away
--- as before 1939 ---
“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,”
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,”
the 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
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
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
Zelensky's party wants to
allow commanders to
shoot their soldiers
by Sofia Goncharova
May 23rd, 10:13pm
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
was published on May 23rd, 2022
on the official website,
The Verkhovna Rada.
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
Erdogan says Turkey didn’t
take part in ‘Ukraine
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
Kiev 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
Turkey also continues to develop
its relations with Russia,
No schools in Yasinovatay
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
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
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,"
As Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN
noted, the media hushed up all objective facts
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".
escaped Ukrainian shelling
May 23rd, 3:58pm (DAN)
Not a single school in Yasinovataya has escaped
the hits of Ukrainian barrages, the local
administration head, Dmitry
''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
of 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)
1:59 A captured militant of the Armed Forces
of Ukraine, a native of Lugansk, met with
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
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
7:39am The DPR army took full control of
the village of Novoselovka, in the
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
Gorlovka (settlement of mines
6/7, Gagarina, Gorlovka check-
point), Zaitsevo, Zheleznaya
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
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,
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
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...
Denazification of Ukraine:
(May 23rd, updated 2:23pm)
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,
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
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,
“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
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
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
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
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
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 –
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
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
joined by “Admiral
This ship can become the flagship of the Russian
Black Sea Fleet in the place of the Moskva
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,
8:37am Zelensky signed a law on the confiscation
of assets of Ukrainians who supported Russia’s
invasion of Ukraine – Office of the President
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
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
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
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
from 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
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
the Ukrainian confrontation, and therefore
the enemy will be destroyed - until he
understands the futility of
“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
Case of sovereignty. Zelensky legalizes
seizure of Ukraine by Poland –
Russian Foreign Ministry
May 23rd, 2:07pm
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
citizens in Ukraine.
“The president of the state asks the national
parliament... to approve the special rights
of citizens of another state, essentially
allowing them everything,”
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
convicted in Kiev
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 operation,
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,
in comments on the trial.
"The Kiev regime is in a hurry -- realizing that
it doesn’t have long to create lawlessness."
He called for trials of the Ukrainian prisoners who
are 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,"
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
The most odious characters shouldn’t be used for
exchanges, he said. "And the conveyor... for the
sentencing of our guys, will stop immediately,"
Huge amount of allocated
U.S. money will settle in
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
“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
“There are no forces, people are in continuous
battles, and with losses, and with broken
weapons, we have a nuisance,”
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
“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,
he 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
“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
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 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
took 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.
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
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
“Saves the world”: expert
evaluates Kremlin’s goal
to denazify Ukraine
May 23rd, 12:48pm
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 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,”
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
huge 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
this: they took the structure of
the NSDAP (National Socialist
German Workers’ Party – ed.)
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
“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,
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.
his readiness for
war over Taiwan
May 23rd, 10:20am
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,”
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
May 23rd, 10:04am
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
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
Russian 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
they don’t want to take gas from this pipe, they
want to take it from the Germans. I think even
a schoolboy would ask the teacher: “Did I
understand 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
“Morale is weakened”: Russian
Colonel evaluates situation in
the ranks of Ukrainian
May 23rd, 9:29am
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,''
“The farce of what is happening, contrary
to Zelensky’s dodgy false propaganda,
is clearly realized in the Mariupol
trenches, even now,” the
“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
troops and artillery
“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
of the Armed Forces
“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