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Colonel Douglas MacGregor. AT HIS BEST

All-Russia is moving to liberation

 (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.

A recent attempt on youtube by an obvious
anti-Russian, to pour scorn on this film's
historical accuracy, tries to point out
that the nazi troops state they are
members of a unit that was not
there.. but can't bring himself
to see that they might have
been lying!




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
web address below
into your browser


The video above is of a pro-Russia cavalcade
in Germany
 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


Junior Sergeant Mongush 
restored communication -
& helped defeat militants 
attacking the Russian 
Armed Forces 
June 1st, 10:14pm
Junior Sergeant Achyn Mongush provided uninterrupted
communication to the battalion tactical group - which 
gained a foothold in the forest when the enemy tried 
to push out and began firing at the positions of the 
Russian Armed Forces. 
During another mine attack, a communications module was
 damaged, without which the advancing Russian units are
 deprived of tactical flexibility. Then -- Junior Sergeant
 Mongush, risking his life under incessant shelling -- 
moved out to repair the damaged module. He 
was able to quickly restore the work of the
 communication module and set up the
 radio station.
Through the newly organized communication channels, the
tasks of the units were clarified and the coordinates of the
enemy's firing positions... were transmitted. This allowed 
the enemy to be dealt a crushing blow --- and forced
 them to retreat.
In turn, Lance Corporal Alexander Pereverzev, as part 
of the battalion tactical group of Russian troops, 
performed the task of taking control and 
holding positions in a strategically 
important settlement.
He managed to open the position of an anti-tank missile
system located in the enemy stronghold ---- and destroy 
the crew with a well-aimed shot from an anti-tank gun.
As a result of the detonated ammunition, which was 
located at the firing point, the explosion damaged
 the enemy's equipped fortifications --- which 
forced the militants --- to quickly change 
their positions. The Militants escaping 
from the shelter were eliminated by
 Russian servicemen.
The actions of Lance Corporal Pereverzev helped Russian
 units gain a foothold in a strategically important area 
and create conditions for a further offensive.

Odessa resident... left his car 
& ran away from employees 
of a military registration 
and enlistment office 
....across a field
June 1st, 10:01pm
In Odessa... a man ran into a field from the staff of the
 military enlistment office, leaving the car right on the 
road. The corresponding video was published by the
 Telegram channel "Voenkory Russkoy Vesna".
The footage taken by the girls on a mobile phone shows
a man running across a field, and several people in 
military uniforms chasing him. According to the 
girls, the resident of Odessa left his car right 
on the road.
Earlier, former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, 
said that - during the mobilization - military commissars
in major cities of Ukraine... became dollar millionaires.
 He named the military commissars from Kiev, Odessa, 
Dnipro, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lutsk,
Ternopil and Transcarpathia - as
"who made a fortune".
On May 2, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine extended 
martial law and general mobilization. Martial law 
was extended from May 20 to August 18, 2023, 
that is, for 90 days.

Medvedev spoke about... the 
fantastic level of production 
of military equipment 
in Russia
June 1st, 8:49pm
Russia has reached a fantastic level in terms of most 
parameters of military equipment production. This 
was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Russian 
Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev.
"We have reached the level... that some time ago, seemed 
fantastic, in terms of most parameters of the production 
of military equipment, special equipment, and weapons
 of destruction," Medvedev said, during a visit to the
Volgograd Region.
According to him, more than 134 thousand people 
were accepted into the ranks of the Russian 
Armed Forces from January the 1st, to 
May the 31st, 2023.
Medvedev also said, that more than 600 
tanks will be produced in Russia in 2023.
Earlier, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said that 
Russia confidently retains its status as one of 
the leaders in the global arms and military 
equipment market.
According to him, Russia successfully exports 
significant amounts of weapons, despite 
sanctions and unfair competition
from the US.

Russian Ambassador: BAE Systems' 
UK offices in Ukraine to become 
legitimate targets for strikes
June 1st, 6:19pm
The British offices of the arms company BAE Systems,
if placed on the territory of Ukraine, will become
 legitimate targets for the strike of the Russian 
military, Russian Ambassador to the UK 
Andrey Kelin said on the Rossiya 24 
TV channel.
"Such facilities for the production of Western equipment, 
even if it once takes place, will become our legitimate
 targets for strikes, probably still in the early stages,"
 TASS quoted him as saying.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier held 
talks with Charles Woodburn, the executive director
of a large British 
military-industrial enterprise,
BAE Systems
They discussed the creation of facilities in Ukraine for
 the production and repair of the company's products.
As became known, the German concern Rheinmetall 
- together with Ukroboronprom - will create an 
enterprise for the repair and production 
of tanks in Ukraine.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry 
Medvedev, said that if the plant is built, the Russian 
forces will mark this event, with  "a salute from 
Kalibr and other pyrotechnic devices."


The Ministry of Defense reported on
 the destruction of AFU fighters 
near Shebekino
June 1st,  5:55pm 
Russian forces have eliminated more than 50 Ukrainian
soldiers involved in the attack on Shebekino, in the 
Belgorod region. This was reported by the
Defense Ministry, in Telegram.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the enemy was hit
 by heavy flamethrower systems, rocket troops and artillery 
of the Western Military District. Ukrainian soldiers had to 
withdraw in the direction of the village of Zhovtnevoe, 
Kharkiv region of Ukraine.
"From 07: 00 to 09: 50, the retreating terrorists and enemy 
reserves ---- were hit by nine air strikes of the Russian 
Aerospace Forces in the areas of the settlements 
of Ogurtsovo, Pletenevka, Staritsa and 
Volchansk," the Defense 
Ministry added.
On June 1, the governor of the Belgorod region Vyacheslav
 Gladkov said that the city of Shebekino was subjected to
 massive shelling from Ukraine. The head of the border 
region noted that, in the city of Shebekino and the
surrounding villages, the administration is 
organizing the removal of people, 
and denied information about 
an ''urgent'' evacuation.

 Hungary opposes training 
of Ukrainian servicemen 
under a NATO flag
 Foreign Minister
June 1st, 5pm (TASS)
Hungary opposes the training of Ukrainian servicemen
under NATO's aegis, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter
Szijjarto said ----- 
after the meeting with his NATO
counterparts in Oslo, adding 
that such training
should be carried out by individual 
states - on a unilateral basis.
"We must not allow a conflict between NATO and Russia, so
Hungary does not support the combat training of Ukrainian 
servicemen by the alliance," the Foreign Minister said, 
according to Hungary’s M1 TV channel.
He noted that Hungary is ready to take part in certain events
with Ukrainian soldiers, like the provision of medical aid, on
its territory, but opposes training them.
"We consider it unacceptable to carry out combat training
under the NATO flag," Szijjarto underscored, pointing out
that such decisions... as well as the shipments of 
weapons to Ukraine, could only be carried out  
on a unilateral basis.

Gorlovka artillery strike aftermath: 
child wounded, schools damaged
 June 1st, 4:53pm (DAN) 
A child has been wounded in a Ukrainian artillery attack on 
western Gorlovka on International Day for the Protection 
of Children, and damage has been caused to a 
secondary school and children’s sport 
school football pitch.
The enemy shelled Gorlovka 11 times, since Thursday
 morning mostly using 152mm artillery pieces. In the 
afternoon, Ukrainian forces fired a multiple rocket
 launcher at the town.... damaging a car
 maintenance facility, apartment 
buildings and a bus. 
A Donetsk News Agency correspondent who arrived at 
the scene of shelling saw car maintenance centre 
workers sealing a punctured wall and starting
 repairs of the damaged vehicle.
Windows and the frontage of a local school were damaged; 
one of the projectiles exploded at the Olymp stadium --- 
hitting the football pitch of the children’s sport school.
 In the Gorlovka attack on June 1 which marks International 
Day for Protection of Children, a ten-year-old child was
 wounded in the street. According to preliminary 
information, Ukrainian forces used a Turkish 
counterpart of the “Grad” multiple launch 
rocket system.
On Thursday afternoon, Gorlovka mayor Ivan Prikhodko 
reported damage to a petrol station and boiler house, 
as well as a partial outage in the Komsomolets and 
Shakhta Gagarina neighborhoods. 
The Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of issues
 related to Ukraine’s war crimes said in updated reports
 that at least seven houses in Gorlovka have been 
damaged by Ukrainian artillery strikes.

Possible participants of the 
Ukraine Tribunal named
June 1st, 4:35pm
Since one of the ideas of a special military operation on the 
territory of Ukraine is to fight fascism, after the conflict is 
over, states that suffered from this ideology during the 
Second World War, can also become participants in 
the tribunal. Such countries may include... Israel, 
Belarus and others. About this, in conversation 
with Lenta, spoke the State Duma member,
Svetlana Zhurova.
"Those countries that have already suffered from fascism or
 may suffer from it, can take part in the tribunal. These are 
the CIS countries, the same Belarus, exactly Israel. What 
is important to us is that fascism has spread its wings 
again --- and is moving across the planet, and we 
condemn this genocide. I don't know, if Israel 
will be our partner during the tribunal, but it 
certainly suffered during World War II. On
 the other hand, Poland, which also 
suffered, is unlikely to take part
 in it," Zhurova said.
The MP also did not rule out the participation of Hungary,
 which has quite different opinions on the Ukrainian 
conflict. "Serbia, could also participate in the 
tribunal. Partly China, which, at one time, 
was seriously affected by Japan,"
politician admitted.
Earlier, Deputy Speaker of the Federation, Konstantin
Kosachev, announced the preparation of proposals
for the creation of an international tribunal for 
Ukraine. The senator also said --- that the 
conduct of a special military operation
is conditioned --- by countering the
aggression from Ukraine and 
the NATO military bloc 
behind it.

Alaudinov announced: release 
of 70% of Maryinka in the DPR
June 1st, 4:01pm

Apti Alaudinov, an assistant to the head of Chechnya, 
commander of the Akhmat special forces, reported 
that Russian units had liberated about 70% 
of Maryinka.
"These two units-the 150th Division and the 5th Division — in
 total, it turns out, liberated about 70% of Maryinka itself," 
RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
According to Alaudinov, the rest of the territory will 
be cleared by special forces, together with the 
150th division.

Attempts to push Kiev... into further 
confrontation with Russia doomed
 to failure — diplomat
June 1st, 3:37pm (TASS)
Any attempts by the West to send weapons to Ukraine - or 
encourage Kiev to continue its confrontation with Russia 
- will fail, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria
Zakharova said in a comment on Thursday.
"No matter how hard the collective West tries to supply
 Ukrainian troops with weapons or encourage the 
Ukrainian authorities to continue their 
confrontation with Russia --- these 
attempts are doomed to failure,"
 she emphasized. 
The Russian diplomat reiterated, with confidence, that the
 goals of protecting civilians, denazifying & demilitarizing
 Ukraine, as well as eradicating threats being posed from
 Ukrainian territory "will certainly be attained" as part of
 the special military operation.
Meanwhile, the United States and its NATO allies continue to 
"pump the Kiev regime with the latest weapons," Zakharova 
noted as she referred to the online Ukraine Contact Group
 meeting last week, where a decision was made to
 establish an international coalition to provide 
Kiev with fighter jets.
 According to the diplomat, Denmark and the Netherlands
 may lead this coalition and send F-16s to Kiev, as well 
as train Ukrainian pilots on the aircraft.
Zakharova slammed the initiative as a move by Washington 
to capitalize on the Ukraine conflict. "Ultimately, it is the
Europeans who follow the US’ lead in [foreign] policy, 
rather than the Americans, who will reap the bitter 
fruit --- of the reckless escalation in Ukraine," 
she warned.

DPR head says all of Ukraine
 needs to be liberated
June 1st, 3:26pm (TASS) 
Interim head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin 
said the entire territory of Ukraine needs to be liberated in
 order to protect people from enemy strikes.
"Is it possible to imagine that, according to our goals 
--- we liberate the territory of the entire DPR, LPR,
Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, and that's
where it all stops? Will our opponents stop? 
Can anyone imagine this? I cannot," he 
said at a conference titled What Kind 
of Ukraine Do We Need?
Pushilin expanded on the topic, saying the enemy will still
 strike the civilian population. The official also said that, 
contrary to popular belief, western territories should 
not be given away to other countries.
"Do not squander away these territories. They came at 
a high cost. If such a decision is made, it will be a 
springboard for the next attack on Russia," 
he said.

US --- passed off footage of 
Iowa house collapse ---- as 
drone attacks on Moscow
June 1st, 2:18pm
The US TV channel Newsmax brazenly deceived its viewers
 by passing off footage of a house collapsing in Iowa as
 aftermath of a terrorist attack by Ukrainian
drones on 
the Russian capital.
Remarkably, the house shown is in the US state of Iowa and
 has nothing to do with the Moscow region or Moscow itself.
 This six-storey house partially collapsed and several 
people were never found after the collapse.
“This morning, there was an attack in Moscow, a city of 
21 million people, just before dawn. Drones hit several 
buildings,” the broadcaster reported, pointing to a 
destroyed house in Iowa.
What is also interesting is that this house has been shown 
repeatedly, by both the US state media and Iowa state
 authorities. This is a clear demonstration of the way
 the Western news media cover the Ukrainian crisis.

Special Military Operation  
June 1st, at 11:45am
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress
 of the special military operation (1 June 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 
continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, aviation and artillery of the Zapad
 Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on the units of the 
Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) close to Timkovka and
 Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Stelmakhovka 
(Lugansk People's Republic).
In addition, actions of three sabotage and reconnaissance
 groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were thwarted 
near Sinkovka and Kislovka (Kharkov region) and 
Rozovka (Lugansk People's Republic).
During the day, up to 45 Ukrainian servicemen, three motor
 vehicles, one Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, and
 one D-20 howitzer have been neutralised.
In Krasny Liman direction, Operational-Tactical and Army 
aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems of 
the Tsentr Group of Forces engaged the units of the
 Armed Forces of Ukraine close to Karmazinovka, 
Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People's Republic),
 and Grigorovka (Donetsk People's Republic).
One sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Armed 
Forces of Ukraine has been disabled... close to 
Kremennaya (Lugansk People's Republic).
The enemy's losses amounted to up to 80 Ukrainian troops, 
two pick-up trucks, one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery 
system, and one D-20 howitzer during the day.
Moreover, an ammunition depot of the 125th Territorial 
Defence Brigade was neutralised close to Antonovka.
In Donetsk direction, units of the 1st Army Corps
are fighting close to Avdeevka (Donetsk 
People's Republic).
The assault units of the 5th Motorised Rifle Brigade and 
the Akhmat special forces unit continue their offensive
 in the Maryinka tactical direction.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation and artillery of the 
Yug Group of Forces have inflicted fire damage on the
 enemy's manpower and hardware, close to 
Georgiyevka, Lastochkino, and Tonenkoye 
(Donetsk People's Republic).
In the past 24 hours, the enemy has lost up to 395 Ukrainian
 troops, one tank, two infantry fighting vehicles, three 
pick-up trucks, and two D-30 howitzers.
An ammunition depot of the Ukrainian Armed Forces 
has been destroyed near Udachnoye (Donetsk 
People's Republic).
In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aviation and
 artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces inflicted fire 
damage on AFU units close Vodyanoye and 
Pavlovka (Donetsk People's Republic), and 
Malaya Tokmachka and Shcherbaki 
(Zaporozhye region).
Up to 120 Ukrainian troops, two motor vehicles, and 
one Msta-B howitzer have been neutralised in these
 areas during the day.
In Kherson direction, up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen, 
two pick-up trucks, one Grad MLRS, and one D-30 
howitzer have been neutralised by fire.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and 
Artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have engaged 103 
AFU artillery units, manpower, and hardware in 149 areas 
during the day.
Command and observation posts of the 81st Airmobile
 Brigade and 108th Territorial Defence Brigade of the 
Armed Forces of Ukraine have been eliminated 
close to Seversk (Donetsk People's Republic) 
and Gorkoye (Zaporozhye region).
Russian air defence facilities have shot down one Su-25
 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Novoandreyevka 
(Zaporozhye region).
In addition, 16 HIMARS and Uragan projectiles 
have been intercepted during the day.
Moreover, 17 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were 
shot down close to Ploshchanka, Kuzemovka, 
Makeyevka (Lugansk People's Republic), 
Tonenkoye and Georgiyevka (Donetsk 
People's Republic).
In total, 430 airplanes & 235 helicopters, 4,407 unmanned 
aerial vehicles, 424 air defence missile systems, 9,352 
tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 1,105 
combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 4,954 field 
artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 10,587
 units of special military equipment have been 
destroyed in the special military operation.


 Two civilians killed ------ in
artillery strike
at western Donetsk
June 1st, 10:38am (DAN)
Two civilians have been killed in a Ukrainian artillery attack 
on the Petrovsky district of Donetsk on Thursday, said the 
Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of issues
 related to Ukraine’s war crimes (JCCC).
“The men, aged 23 and 20, were killed
 in Petrovsky Street,” the JCCC said.
The enemy has fired 16 ammunition rounds from NATO-
supplied artillery at the western part of the city
Wednesday night.

US postpones Ukrainian
June 1st, 9:55am
The coordinator of strategic communications at the US
 National Security Council, John Kirby, has revealed 
when to finally expect the much-publicized AFU 
counteroffensive, which should bring the 
Russian army to its knees: the 
offensive will definitely begin
 this summer.
Mr Kirby seems to have borrowed the parable of the donkey, 
the padishah and Khoja Nasreddin; he might as well have
 declared an imminent counter-offensive this year or this 
five-year period. If one compares past statements of 
the talking heads in the West with this one, one 
sees an intentional streamlining of language 
and a desire to broadcast anything 
resembling determination, 
confidence -- and having 
at least some concrete 
plans backed by real 
Mr Kirby’s statement contrasts particularly with the hysteria 
that has been reigning lately in the mainstream Western
 media. Here are just a few examples of headlines 
from the main pages:
May 1: “Ukraine prepares for decisive counter-offensive”;
May 9: “Ukrainian authorities hope for counter-offensive against Russia”;
May 12: “Ukrainian counter-offensive: decisive moment in the war”;
May 27: “Ukraine’s successful campaign could force President Putin into total defeat”;
May 28: “Ukraine ready to launch long-awaited offensive”;
May 29: “Exclusive: Ukraine prepares counteroffensive at the front near Bakhmut”;
May 30: “Ukrainian killing blow ready.
We can see that the Western establishment directly, indirectly,
officially, unofficially, from the side, from
 above & completely
to its face --- demanded and 
demanded from Ukraine a
victorious counter-
offensive --- which is just around
the corner – 
but it is still not even close. Moreover,
Ukrainian officials ....are dragging their feet, 
inventing excuses - and setting new conditions:
they need a specific 
and obviously unrealistic 
number of tanks, they need American planes, 
they need more time, and so on.
But western creditors show Ukraine a ticking clock, special 
services shake dossiers with compromising information, 
and military advisers actually poke Ukraine in the back 
with a stick and drive it into battle.
And just yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron
 voiced a collective black mark to Ukraine: “The West 
will reconsider its support for the AFU if the counter-
offensive fails.”
So what are Zelensky, Syrsky, Podolyak 
and Zaluzhny’s ghosts to do?
And so someone – most likely the head of Ukraine’s State
 Security Department, Budanov – at the instigation of his
 handlers came up with the great idea: Let’s counter-
attack on the Internet, if we don’t want to and
prone to it, on the ground.
And in the course of developing this brilliant idea, PR actions
 aimed at a Western audience and disguised as military
 operations were carried out. These included: several 
DRGs entering Russian territory, drone flights to the 
Kremlin, shelling of Russian border settlements 
with civilians, and an attempt to attack 
Moscow with a swarm of drones. 
This was passed off as a high-
profile counter-offensive.
However, the attacks had about zero military effect and it is 
highly doubtful that they will be taken “into account” in the
 West. According to the same Kirby, the US “does not want 
and does not support (Ukrainian) attacks on Russian
 territory”. These words are of course a pittance, 
but they clearly mean that they will not be 
added to Ukraine’s report on the use 
of multibillion-dollar funds, in the
 “counteroffensive” column.
What we will lend to our files, however, is the terrorism of 
the Ukrainian authorities. Unable to defeat Russia on the
 battlefield, they decided to go to war with civilians - and
 one way or another, it will do them a great disservice.
In the light of recent events, there are often opinions that we
 should “mirror”, that is, stop being white knights on a noble 
horse and answer with an eye for an eye.
But the Russian army is not the AFU, we will never engage in 
the annihilation of civilians. Every day we learn (sometimes 
anew) and grow stronger, and we do not need to be equal 
to the terrorists.
According to recent classified reports to the US leadership --- 
by the RAND Corporation and the Centre for a New American
Security --- training the AFU to NATO standards and pumping 
Ukraine with the latest Western weaponry.... benefits the
Russian Armed Forces, as we have the opportunity to
train “on cats” ...and practice skills against Western 
combat equipment, NATO standards of operational
 command and military tactics.
In essence, NATO is teaching us to fight them, while they are 
not getting this experience themselves, and now -- there are 
demands “to stop training the Russians”. Did you think you
 were in a fairy tale?
And as for the counterattack by the AFU, regardless of 
whether it remains in the form of beautiful headlines
in the Western media, or the gang in Kiev still 
decides to rush.... into a suicide raid this 
summer, this Autumn, or this century,
it will not affect the goals and 
objectives of the SAF,
 “in any way”.
Kirill Strelnikov, RIA

The authorities of the Belgorod region 
reported the shelling of Shebekino
 by Ukrainian ultra-nationalists
June 1st, 12:24am
According to preliminary information, as a result of the
 shelling of the town of Shebekino in the Belgorod 
region by Ukrainian nationalists, two people 
were injured. This was announced... on 
Thursday, June 1st, by the governor 
of the region, Vyacheslav Gladkov.
"One man with a traumatic amputation of the left upper
the condition is serious. The second victim, with
concussion, went to the central district hospital 
on his own. The man.. is in a state of moderate
severity," the text of the message published 
in the Telegram channel of the head of
region, says.
All necessary assistance was provided to the victims. 
They were sent to Belgorod for further treatment in 
the city hospital No. 2, said Gladkov.
Operational and emergency services are working at the
 scene of the incident. A courtyard tour of the territory
 is planned.
The day before, on May 31st, Shebekino also came under fire,
 as a result of which four people were injured. Shells fired
 from the Grad multiple launch rocket system shattered
 windows, damaged facades, roofs in apartment 
buildings, private households, and schools 
and administrative buildings of the city.
Amid the attacks on Shebekino, the authorities of 
the Belgorod Region took 300 children from the 
Shebekinsky and Grayvoronsky districts,
 to Voronezh.
The special operation to protect the Donbas, which Russian
 President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24th last
 year, continues. The decision was made, against the
 background of the aggravation of the situation 
in the region, due to increasing shelling
by the 
Ukrainian military.

Russia's Armed Forces advanced
 near Avdiivka and Marinka
by Bogdan Stepovoi
Alexey Ramm 
Andrey Fedorov
& Yulia Leonova
May 31st, 10pm
On May 31st, the Russian Armed Forces conducted successful
attacks in the Avdiivka and Marinka area. Our units knocked 
out the VFU from a number of important positions near 
these cities. 
Experts note that the battles near Avdiivka are of particular
 importance - during them, Russian troops are moving the 
VFU artillery to the west, not allowing it to conduct 
effective fire on Donetsk. On the same day, the 
last warship of the Ukrainian Navy, the Yuriy 
Olefirenko, was destroyed in the port 
of Odessa.
Successful attacks
In the special operation zone, the fiercest fighting is taking
 place in the area of the settlement of Avdiivka. During the
 active actions of the assault detachments and units of 
the 1st Army Corps, the enemy was knocked out of 
their positions in a number of areas in the 
Krasnogorovka and Yasinovataya 
districts of the DPR. 
The attacks were carried out with the support of aviation, 
artillery fire and heavy flamethrower systems of the 
Southern Group of troops, the Russian Defense
 Ministry said, on May 31st.
"The strikes of operational-tactical and army aviation hit the
 AFU units in the area of the settlement of Avdiivka and in 
the village of Khimik," said the official representative of 
the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant General 
Igor Konashenkov.
In addition, according to him, a warehouse of rocket and
 artillery weapons of the 110th mechanized brigade of
 the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was destroyed.
Assault detachments of the 5th motorized Rifle Brigade and
 the Akhmat special forces unit are conducting a successful 
offensive in the Maryinsky tactical area, the Defense 
Ministry said.
Sources familiar with the situation told Izvestia that the
 Akhmat special forces are already taking an active 
part in the assault on Marinka. The fighters 
were able to capture several important 
Ukrainian facilities.
The battles near Avdiivka.. are of particular importance, 
military expert Vladislav Shurygin explained to Izvestia.
"They are being conducted as part of an operation to oust 
the enemy from Donetsk, so that it is less shelled,"
he said. 
''Any progress in this direction becomes a plus. After all, the
 task is not just to take Avdiivka, but to push the Ukrainian 
forces away from it. Then, from this direction, the artillery
 attacks on Donetsk will cease to be so dense & effective. 
Now they work from the border of Avdiivka. If we occupy
 the city -- and can control the next 5-6 km, then, the 
Ukrainian artillery will be moved 30-40 km away 
from Donetsk. Then they will be able to get this
 city with artillery only at the maximum range 
and with great risk to themselves.''
 "Gvozdika" continue to destroy the defensive areas of
the armed formations of Ukraine. Izvestia military
 correspondent Daniil Levin spoke with Russian 
soldiers, on this section of the line of
combat collision.
The crew leaves the firing position at maximum speed, which
 is allowed to develop a relatively good quality of dirt roads.
 It remains to drive a few hundred metres, and the fighters
 will be in place.
The eyes and ears of artillery in modern realities are drones. 
They help you find your goal. Our soldiers, using a drone, 
were able to find out that two militants were holed up 
in a dugout.
''The firing range can vary, the range is very large. It can be
 either 5 or 10 km. Goals are often transmitted. As a rule, 
these are pickup trucks, American or German armoured 
vehicles," says the senior gunner of the Gvozdika self-
propelled gun, with the call sign, Conjurer.
As soon as our soldiers have received intelligence, the VFU
fortifications are covered with fire. The count starts to 
run for minutes.
On May 31st, the VFU lost at least 595 people and 44 units of
military equipment, including howitzers, self-propelled guns
and armoured vehicles, in the special operation zone in 
all strategic directions, the Russian Defense Ministry 
said, on May 31st.
In the Kharkiv region, the actions of 3 Ukrainian sabotage
 and reconnaissance groups were stopped. In addition,
 ammunition depots of the 60th mechanized brigade 
of the VFU, were destroyed.
In the Zaporozhye region --- the control point of the 33rd 
mechanized brigade of the VFU and ammunition depots 
of the 65th mechanized brigade of the VFU were hit. In 
the area of Avdiivka in the DPR -- a command and 
observation post of the Skala assault battalion 
of the VFU, was destroyed. The Russian air 
defense system shot down one long-range 
cruise missile Storm Shadow, during
 the day.

 Troops will receive a
new jamming system
by Roman Kretsul
& Alexey Ramm
May 31st, 10pm
The Parodist electronic warfare system has already
 started entering the Southern Military District.
The south of Russia closed the Parodist radio-electronic
 complex. The Ministry of Defense has begun deploying 
the latest electronic warfare system (EW). New items 
are already being received by the Southern Military 
District. The system works on radars and aircraft
 communication systems. 
Experts note that Russian developments are considered 
advanced and are being upgraded, taking into account
combat experience.
New "Parodist"
The decision to equip the troops with the latest electronic
 warfare system "Parodist" was made, sources in the 
military department told Izvestia. The first samples 
have already been sent to the electronic warfare 
units of the Southern Military District.
Parodist is one of the most secret electronic warfare
 systems. It is designed to suppress the operation 
of aircraft on-board radars, as well as aviation 
communication systems and automated 
control systems. The characteristics of 
the complex are not publicly available, 
it is not even known what it looks like.
According to military expert Alexey Leonkov, Russian
 developers have succeeded in creating advanced 
electronic warfare systems for various purposes.
''We have every electronic warfare system tailored to specific
 tasks," he told Izvestia. ''Their main impact is on the
 communication and data transmission systems of 
combat control, which, as is known, operate at 
different frequencies for different carriers.'' 
''There are different ranges that are distributed between
 sources. Radars, aircraft, communications equipment, 
data transmission equipment, and satellites have their 
own ranges. You can, of course, push all the ranges at 
once, but the efficiency in this case is low. It's easier 
to work specifically on goals. And we have, in the 
development of electronic warfare gone this way. 
That is, each complex operates in its own range, 
but at the same time effectively crushes any 
radar or radio engineering sources, 
interferes with them and, by 
increasing the signal, can
 disable them.''
The expert noted that the Krasukha-4 complex developed
in the 90s, which works on aviation control systems, is
 still considered to be a completely modern system.
''According to the interim results of the special military
 operation, what we used there is being improved. 
When we participated in the fighting in Syria, the 
Krasukha-4 was being finalized. We are faced 
with new types of weapons from the enemy 
and with the fact that he is protecting his 
equipment, and it is clear that we need 
to create more selective electronic 
warfare systems. Perhaps this -- is 
the reason for such modernization. 
I think when we test Parodist in 
combat, we will know its 
Over the past decade, electronic warfare troops have
regularly received innovative weapons systems. The
Krasukha-4 electronic warfare system operates on 
aircraft radars, communication and information 
transmission systems. It can.. effectively 
suppress the signal of all modern radar 
stations. In addition -- "Krasukha-4" 
jams the radio control channels 
of drones.
The mobile automated complex "Murmansk-BN" can
suppress military radio communications within a 
radius of hundreds of kilometres, and --- under 
certain conditions, even at a greater distance.
 It can disrupt the operation of command posts located in 
the deep rear of the enemy, disorganize the management 
of troops, disrupt the work of naval forces and aviation.
The Borisoglebsk-2 complex --- is used to disrupt
 communications in the tactical level. Promising
 Polye-21 systems are capable of suppressing
 all major foreign satellite navigation systems 
within a radius of tens of kilometres.
Automated jamming station R-330ZH "Resident" is designed 
for detecting, bearing and radio suppression of satellite and
 cellular communication stations, as well as satellite
 navigation systems within a radius of 20-30 km.
Mobile complexes "Divnomorye" suppress locators and other 
on-board electronic systems of aircraft, helicopters and
 drones --- and also create powerful interference for 
"flying radars" of the E-3 AWACS type. The system 
includes a high-tech command post, a radio 
intelligence station and powerful means of
 suppression. However, it only fits on one 
machine. The complex is brought into 
combat position in a few minutes. 
At the same time, it is able to cover objects in a section 
of several hundred kilometres with an "umbrella" of 
interference from radar detection.
Last year, it was reported about the formation of entire
 electronic warfare battalions in the formations of the 
Western Military District. They must protect troops, 
social and industrial facilities from the impact of 
high-precision weapons. The battalions are 
equipped with complexes capable 
of suppressing the enemy's 
GPS, communication and 
navigation systems.
Today, the development of marine modular mobile electronic
 warfare systems is underway. They can easily be installed 
on open deck areas. The system should reliably protect 
naval forces from anti-ship missile strikes. 
The first novelty will receive patrol ships of the project 22160
 type "Vasily Bykov". The new system will be installed in
 standard 40-foot sea containers, which will make it 
easy to mount it on the deck of various 
representatives of the Russian 
Navy's surface forces.

The Ministry of Defense announced --- 
the targeting of US Air Force combat 
systems --- against the Russian 
Aerospace Forces in Syria 
May 31st, 8:13pm
The US continues to violate the protocols of deconfliction
 -- and the bilateral Russian-American memorandum on 
flight safety in Syria. This was stated on Wednesday,
 May 31st, at a briefing by the deputy head of the 
Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Warring 
Parties in Syria (CPVS), Rear Admiral 
Oleg Gurinov.
"As before, the activation of weapons systems by US Air 
Force pilots when approaching in the air with Russian
 Aerospace Forces aircraft performing scheduled 
flights in eastern Syria, is noted," he said.
A memorandum on flight safety in Syria was signed between
 the Russian Defense Ministry and the US Department of
 Defense in October 2015. The document regulates the
 actions of all aircraft and drones in the airspace of 
the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) and is designed 
to ensure flight safety.
The US... has violated the terms of the memorandum before.
So, on May 5th, Gurinov said that the activation of weapons 
guidance systems by US aircraft was recorded by Russian
pilots, during scheduled flights in the eastern regions of 
the SAR.
On April 24, the CPVS reported that the US-led anti-terrorist 
coalition was deliberately violating deconfliction protocols. 
Oleg Gurinov noted that since the beginning of 2023, 665
 violations related to flights of unmanned aerial vehicles
 and coalition aircraft - have been recorded. Of these, 
213 were registered in April. In March of this year, 
210 cases of violations were recorded.

Suicide mission --- WION on the 
possible appearance.... of F-16 
aircraft in the skies of Ukraine
May 31st, 2023 
(WION The original
retold by InoTV)
"With great bravado, the West banded together, to provide
Ukraine with fighter jets," writes the author of the article
in WION. But he wonders why the US is asking its EU
allies to supply Ukraine with US--made aircraft ---
instead of doing it themselves. And why are 
Western countries so eager to transfer 
their F-16s to Ukraine?
A coalition of Eu countries will train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-
16 aircraft and eventually start delivering them to Ukraine. 

This coalition includes the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, 
Denmark and Poland. Typically, pilot training takes more
than a year, but a recent US Air Force report, indicated
that training Ukrainian pilots on the F-16, can actually
 take... as little as four months.
Most Western countries, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, 
Norway and Poland, are now decommissioning their F-16s. 
They will be replaced by more advanced us F-35 Lightning
II fighters. So, when the US calls on its Western allies, to
support Ukraine, it is essentially dumping its old fleet of
decommissioned F-16s in Ukraine --- to buy new ones.
And the biggest beneficiary of this process is the US military-
industrial complex, which will continue to thrive, by raising
 sales of fighter jets.  "Just assess the situation: on the one
 hand, Ukrainian pilots flying F-16 fighters decommissioned
 by the West, and with minimal pilot training. And on the 
other hand, Russia with its S-400 surface-to-air missile 
system, against which, the F-16 will, probably, have
no chance."
Some military experts say that the F-16s will not change the
 course of the game, despite all the hype. But at the same 
time, Russia may consider their delivery to Ukraine, an
 aggravation of the situation and deploy its aircraft in
 response. As a result, the author of the article in 
WION calls it a "suicide mission for Ukraine."

The US called on Zelensky: to
 recognize the impossibility 
of Ukraine's victory
May 31st, 7:36pm 
It is time for Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky to recognize his 
country's inability to win in the confrontation with Russia.
 This opinion was expressed by the former analyst of the 
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Philip Giraldi, in 
an interview with the YouTube channel, 
Judging Freedom.
According to him, the US authorities do not seek a peaceful
 resolution of the conflict --- preferring to encourage the
 Ukrainian leader.. in his provocations. "Ukraine has 
no chance of winning. Everyone would welcome 
a cease-fire and the start of serious 
negotiations," Giraldi said.
According to the military, the best scenario for Kiev was 
a political settlement of the crisis, with subsequent
negotiations on territorial issues. But, thanks to 
the actions of the US administration, which 
continues to insist on helping the 
Ukrainian army... until "victory
itself", Giraldi believes there 
is a risk ---- of a dangerous 
escalation of the conflict.

Head of the State Duma Committee 
on Health Protection, Khubezov, 
decided to leave the post 
to participate in the SVO
May 31st, 7:16pm
Dmitry Khubezov, head of the State Duma Committee on 
Health Protection, decided to resign from his post to
 participate in a special military operation (SVO). 
He announced this on Wednesday, May 31, 
at a meeting of the General Council of
 the United Russia party.
"I ask to be relieved of my position as chairman of the 
health protection committee so that I can go to the
 front," Khubezov said.
At the same time, he recommended appointing 
State Duma deputy Badma Bashankayev instead.
"I recommend my deputy Badma Nikolaevich Bashankaev,
 who, I am sure, will do better than me," said Khubezov.
The chairman of the party, Dmitry Medvedev, wished 
him success and noted that it is necessary to 
discuss this issue.
The party's press service also reported that Health Minister
 Mikhail Murashko thanked Khubezov for working together
 with the ministry. He also supported Bashankayev's
 candidacy for the post of chairman of the State 
Duma Committee on Health Protection.
Earlier, Khubezov had already taken part in the SVO.
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a special operation to
 protect the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR 
and LPR).

It was preceded --- by the aggravation of the 
situation in
the region, the appeal of the leadership 
of the republics
of Donbass --- to the Russian 
Federation, with a request
for help --- and the 
subsequent recognition by Russia,
of the 
independence of the DPR and LPR. 
Kiev has been conducting a military operation against the
 residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the 
results of the coup in Ukraine, since 2014.


 Kosovar ''prime minister'' urges 
Serbian protesters to return 
to Serbia ---- or go to jail
May 31st, 4:10pm (TASS) 
Prime Minister of the unrecognized republic of Kosovo, 
Albin Kurti said on Wednesday that Serbian protesters 
should either be put in Kosovo prisons or sent back 
to Serbia.
"The violent mob must go - either back to Serbia or to 
the Kosovo prison," he said at the Globsec forum in 
Bratislava, according to a live broadcast on 
The situation in the Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan 
municipalities in northern Kosovo and Metohija 
escalated on May the 26th, after Kosovo law 
enforcement officers tried to seize local 
administrative buildings ----  in a bid 
to enable the new mayors of these 
municipalities - who were elected
despite nearly the entire Serbian
population boycotting the 
elections, to take office. 
On May 29, KFOR cordoned off the administrative 
buildings, clashing with Serbian protesters.
According to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, 52 Serbs
sought medical assistance in Kosovska Mitrovica. Three 
of them were badly wounded. KFOR said that 40 of its 
troops - servicemen from the Italian and Hungarian 
contingents - were wounded.

Vucic asks Erdogan to support Serbia
 in situation in northern Kosovo
 — statement
May 31st, 3:42pm (TASS) 
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic asked his Turkish 
counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a telephone
conversation... to help Serbia stabilize peace in
the region, the Serbian leader’s press service 
said in a statement on Wednesday.
"President Erdogan asked about the current situation in
 Kosovo and Metohija, and President Vucic briefed him 
on the events that led to the escalation of violence 
against Serbs. He also asked the Turkish head 
of state to use his country’s reputation 
and influence, to maintain peace 
and stability in the region,"
the Serbian president’s 
press service said.
"President Vucic invited President Erdogan to visit Serbia,"
 the statement pointed out. The Serbian side says that 
Vucic congratulated Erdogan, on his victory in the 
presidential elections held in Turkey, "wishing 
him to successfully lead the country on the 
path of development and during this term." 
"On this occasion, President Vucic noted, that Turkey is 
an extremely important partner for Serbia, not only in 
bilateral relations, but also in the international 
political arena," the statement said.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday, said that it was
concerned about the deteriorating situation in northern
Kosovo and called on the sides to avoid steps that 
could lead to a further escalation of tensions
the region.

The Zionist Attacks on Palestinians 
Continue in Occupied West Bank
May 31st, 3:06pm
(al Manar)
The Israeli occupation forces, on Wednesday, launched 
an arrest campaign against five Palestinian locals in 
Nablus city, north of occupied West Bank, raiding 
Al-Assira town in southern Nablus and storming
 houses there.
The enemy troops topped the buildings roofs in 
Al-Qabaliyah and fired gas bombs, suffocating 
a number of Palestinians.
Zionist Settlers Attack Palestinian Houses
The Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian houses
in Nablus, in the occupied West Bank as well. 
Clashes erupted, in the aftermath.
Al-Aqsa Mosque Desecration
Meanwhile, guarded by Israeli occupation forces 
dozens of Zionist settlers stormed Al-Aqsa 
Mosque courtyards.
The Zionist occupation forces, meanwhile, rejected a
 request to release the ill prisoner, Walid Al-Dakka.
 Dozens of Palestinians gathered off the Israeli 
court  --- in solidarity with Dakka.
Finally, the Zionist government approved the reconstruction 
of the religious school, in Homesh settlement, in the
occupied West Bank, 18 years after taking the 
decision of evacuating it.
Source: Al-Manar English Website

The head of intelligence of Ukraine 
helped the accused deputy
 leave the country
May 31st, 2:34pm
Vladislav Trubitsyn, a Ukrainian MP from the Servant of the
 People party of President Volodymyr Zelensky, was able 
to leave the country thanks to a letter from the head of
 the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of the republic 
Kirill Budanov. This is reported by the publication 
"Ukrainska Pravda" with reference to the 
journalistic investigation.
It is alleged that on May the 13th, thanks to Budanov's letter, 
Trubitsyn left Ukraine for Poland through the Rava-Russkaya 
checkpoint in his own Mercedes S 600 car. This happened
 three days before the meeting of the Supreme Anti-
Corruption Court, where the deputy appears as
 the recipient of a bribe.
In the letter itself, which, according to the journalists, they
 were able to read, Budanov asks the head of the State 
Border Service of Ukraine, Serhiy Dein, to "freely 
cross the border" to Trubitsyn for a business 
trip until May the 25th.
However, the deputy did not return to Ukraine, having missed
 three court sessions, which is why the Ukrainian authorities
 intend to put him on the international wanted list.

UAE Withdraws from US-
Led Maritime Coalition
May 31st,  2:03pm (FNA)
 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) withdrew from a US-led 
Middle East Maritime Security Alliance two months ago
 after an assessment of its security ties, the Persian 
Gulf state announced, on Wednesday.
"As a result of our ongoing evaluation of effective security
 cooperation with all partners, two months ago, the UAE
 withdrew its participation in the Combined Maritime
 Forces," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, 
presstv reported.
The Combined Maritime Forces is a 34-nation task force,
 headquartered at the US Naval Base in Bahrain that 
claims to work on security, counter-terrorism, and 
counter-piracy in the Red Sea and Persian 
Gulf regions.
The region includes some of the world's most important 
shipping routes, which have seen a series of attacks 
on vessels since 2019, during a time of tension 
between the United States and Iran.
The statement said that the UAE is committed to dialogue
 and diplomatic engagement to promote security and 
stability in the region and is committed to ensuring 
the safety of navigation in its seas in accordance 
with international law.
The UAE statement said that the Wall Street Journal's report
 on Tuesday, which cited US and Persian Gulf sources as
 saying the UAE was disappointed by the lack of US 
response to the recent seizure of oil tankers, is a
 "mischaracterization" of talks between the 
two countries.
The Persian Gulf — which spans some 251,000 square
 kilometres — is bounded by the Arvand River in the 
North, which forms the frontier between Iran and 
Iraq, and the Strait of Hormuz in the South, 
which links the Persian Gulf to the Sea 
of Oman and the Indian Ocean.
The inland sea is an international trade route 
connecting the Middle East to Africa, India, 
and China.
Iran has made it clear that it views US military vessels 
lurking in the waters of the Persian Gulf as a threat 
to its national security and a source of tensions 
and instability in the region.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly vowed to give 
a decisive response --- to any hostile move by 
Washington that would disrupt the security 
of the strategic waterway.
Ex-General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 
accused Zelensky of 'biased' assessment 
of the forces of the Russian army
May 31st, 1:38pm
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky's miscalculations 
in assessing the strength of the Russian army have led to
 disastrous consequences for the republic. This was 
stated by Major General of the Armed Forces of 
Ukraine (AFU), retired Sergey Krivonos, in
 interview with the TV channel 
"Fabrika Novostei".
He pointed out that previous such miscalculations --- "have 
become a great disaster for Kiev," calling on the Ukrainian
 leadership "not to relax" and remember that Russia has
 an advantage in manpower and equipment, and its
 troops are well trained.
The general also drew attention to the fact that Ukrainian
 officials regularly assess the state of the Russian Armed 
Forces, while refusing to discuss the state of affairs in
 the Armed Forces of Ukraine, where there are 
enough unresolved problems of their own.
Earlier, Krivonos predicted the loss of two cities to Ukraine
 due to Zelensky's desire - to launch a counteroffensive. In
 his opinion, the fate of Artemovsk (the pre-revolutionary 
name adopted in the republic - Bakhmut) may soon be
 repeated by Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.


The military expert: named
the consequences
 for Kiev,
of their loss of the ship
"Yury Olefirenko"
May 31st, 12:58pm
Former special forces officer, retired Colonel Anatoly
 Matviychuk, on May 31, in an interview with Izvestia, 
called the destruction by the Russian Aerospace 
Forces of the last ship of the Ukrainian Navy 
"Yuri Olefirenko" one of the tasks of the 
Russian special operation.
"The demilitarization of Ukraine continues..... as Russian 
President Vladimir Putin said. This ship didn't pose any 
threat to us, the fact is, that we completed the task
in one of the directions. Now, if Ukraine wants 
to do something in the sea, it will need
to rent a fleet 
from its allies,"
the expert said.
The medium landing ship of Project 773 "Yuri Olefirenko" was
laid down in 1970 in the Polish city of Gdansk, and in 1971 it 
was accepted into the Soviet Navy. Since 1996, the ship 
was listed in the Ukrainian Navy. Until 2016, the ship 
was named "Kirovograd".

Special Military Operation
May 31st (10:35am)
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress
 of the special military operation (31 May 2023)
On May 29th, as a result of a high-precision strike launched 
by the Russian Aerospace Forces against a military berth 
in the port of Odessa, the last of the Ukrainian warships, 
Yuri Olefirenko was destroyed.
In Kupyansk direction, assault detachments, Operational-
Tactical aviation, artillery, & heavy flamethrower systems 
of the Zapad Group of Forces have inflicted fire damage 
on troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) -- close
 to Tabayevka, Molchanovo, Novomlynsk, Berestovoye 
(Kharkov region), and Novoselovskoye and 
Stelmakhovka (Lugansk 
People's Republic).
Three sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Armed
 Forces of Ukraine has been disabled close to Timkovka,
 Sinkovka, and Kotlyarovka. Up to 70 Ukrainian 
personnel, two armoured vehicles, and four 
pick-up trucks were neutralised.
Moreover, ammunition depots of the 60th Mechanised Brigade
 of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was destroyed close to Liptsy
 and Sinelnikovo (Kharkov region).
In Krasny Liman direction, aviation and artillery of the Tsentr 
Group of Forces engaged the units of the enemy close to 
Makeevka, Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People's
 Republic), Torskoye, Yampolovka (Donetsk
 People's Republic) and the 
Serevryansky forestry.
Over 50 Ukrainian personnel, two armoured fighting vehicles, 
three motor vehicles, one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery
 system, two D-20 howitzers, one D-30 howitzer, and one
 Grad MLRS system the enemy has lost in this direction.
In the Donetsk direction, the fiercest hostilities
 are taking place near Avdeevka.
In the course of active operations by assault detachments of 
the 1st Army Corps supported by aviation, artillery fire, and
 heavy flamethrower systems of the Yug Group of Forces, 
the enemy was dislodged from occupied positions in
 a number of areas near the settlements of 
Krasnogorovka and Yasinovataya 
(Donetsk People's Republic).
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation launched strikes to 
engage AFU units near Avdeevka and Khimik. In addition, 
a warehouse of rocket and artillery weapons of the 
110th Mechanised Brigade of the Ukrainian 
Armed Forces has been obliterated.
The 5th Motorised Rifle Brigade and the Akhmat Special 
Forces Detachment are carrying out successful 
offensives in Maryinka direction.
In this direction, the enemy has suffered losses of over 200 
Ukrainian troops, three armoured fighting vehicles, 
12 motor vehicles, one D-30 howitzer, and two 
Grad MLRS vehicles during the day.
In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aviation and
 artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces inflicted fire 
damage on the AFU units close to Velikaya 
Novosyolka, Pavlovka, Vladimirovka 
(Donetsk People's Republic) and 
Malinovka (Zaporozhye region).
Up to 185 Ukrainian servicemen, two armoured fighting
 vehicles, and four motor vehicles have been eliminated 
in this direction during the day. ?? Moreover, ammunition 
depots of the 65th Mechanised Brigade of the Ukrainian
 Armed Forces were wiped out close to Preobrazhenka
 and Chervonaya Krinitsa (Zaporozhye region).
In Kherson direction, up to 30 Ukrainian troops, two 
armoured fighting vehicles, and two motor vehicles 
have been destroyed.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and
 Artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have engaged 103
 AFU artillery units, manpower and hardware in 149 areas
 during the day.
Moreover, a command post of the 33rd Mechanised Brigade 
of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was destroyed close to 
Trudovoye (Zaporozhye region).
A command and observation post of the 'Skala' assault 
battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was 
eliminated close to Avdeevka (Donetsk 
People's Republic). 
Air defence forces have intercepted 12 HIMARS MLRS
 projectiles and one Storm Shadow long-range cruise 
missile during the day. 
Moreover, 11 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were 
shot down close to Verkhnekamenka, Zaliman 
(Lugansk People's Republic), and 
Pokrovskoye (Donetsk 
People's Republic).
In total, 429 airplanes and 235 helicopters, 4,390 unmanned 
aerial vehicles, 424 air defence missile systems, 9,345 
tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 1,103 
combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 4,946 field 
artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 10,574 
units of special military equipment have been 
destroyed in the special military operation.
Actual information about 
the situation on 
the front line: 
May the 31st 
(updated 10:16am)
9:55am The Afipsky oil refinery in Krasnodar Territory, 
was attacked this night, a video shows.
9:42am Tyotkino in the Glushkovsky district
 of the Kursk region came under fire.
According to the governor, information 
about two arrivals is confirmed.
Light power lines were damaged, as well as 
shrapnel cut roofs and facades of houses.
There are no victims.
9:25am Consequences of the shelling of the village 
of Karpaty (LNR), as a result of which 5 people 
were killed and another 15 people were 
injured, a video shows.
8:54am Statement by the head of the
 press centre of the Vostok group:
In the South-Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok 
group opened and, with the support of mortar 
crews, destroyed a reconnaissance group 
of militants, south of Vodiane.
As part of the counter-battery fight, a mortar crew 
south of Ugledar was opened and fired by the 
Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mount.
The calculation of the anti-aircraft missile system “TOR” 
destroyed the unmanned aerial vehicle “Valkyrie”.
In the Zaporozhye direction, howitzer and mortar crews
 destroyed enemy manpower in two strongholds and 
one observation post in the Novodanilovka area.
The calculation of the self-propelled artillery installation
 “Acacia” destroyed a mortar crew in the 
Novoandreevka area.
Two “Fury” unmanned aerial vehicles ---  
were destroyed by means of air defense.
8:25am It should be noted that today the Ukrainian Nazis
 specifically hit a residential area in Shebekino in the 
Belgorod region -- where there is not only no military 
equipment, there are not even critical infrastructure
 facilities. Stupidly, in a residential area.  Pure
 military terror. Such as they stage in Donetsk.
8:11am Investigators of the Investigative Committee of
 Russia will investigate the next crimes of the armed 
formations of Ukraine against civilians in the 
Donetsk People’s Republic.
In the Yasinovataya Donetsk People’s Republic, the building
 of the Fixik children’s centre was shelled. An employee
 was wounded in the central branch of the bank.
As a result of the recent shelling of the Kirovsky district 
of Donetsk, a civilian was injured, he was hospitalized.
7:31am Official summary of the DPR Representative Office 
in the JCCC from 00:00 05/30/2023 to 00:00 05/31/2023:
Over the past day, the Representation 
reported 40 facts of firing by the AFU.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy made 24 
shellings from the MLRS, 155 mm artillery.
On Gorlovsky 11 attacks from MLRS, 
artillery 155 and 152 mm.
On Yasinovatsky 5 shelling from 155 mm artillery.
Having fired 264 units of various ammunition.
Under enemy fire were areas of six settlements 
of the Republic: Gorlovka (Nikitovsky district),
Verkhnetoretskoye, Luhansk, Yasinovataya,
 the capital city of Donetsk (Proletarsky, 
Budyonnovsky, Kuibyshevsky, Kirovsky, 
Petrovsky districts), Staromikhaylovka.
Over the past day, information was received about the injury 
of four civilians, incl. child born in 2011 #ChildrenNotTarget, 
in the Kirovsky, Budyonnovsky and Proletarsky districts of 
Donetsk, Yasinovataya.
7 residential buildings were damaged in the Kuibyshevsky
 and Proletarsky districts of Donetsk, as well as 3 civilian
 infrastructure facilities.
In the previous day, 33 shellings were
 recorded from the side of the VFU.
7:30am Over the past day, Ukronazi militants fired 112 
shells at settlements on the left bank of the Dnieper
 in the Kherson region. Of these, during the day
 – 75 shells, including on settlements:
Kardashinka – 19
Aleshki – 16
Korsunka – 11
Cossack Camps – 9
New Zburyevka – 7
Peschanovka – 7
Pots – 6

Four killed, 16 injured 
in Ukrainian shelling of 
Lugansk People’s Republic
 May 31st, 4:34am (TASS) 
Four people were killed and 16 injured when the armed forces
 of Ukraine shelled the territory of the Lugansk People’s
 Republic (LPR) early on Wednesday, the LPR mission 
to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of 
issues related to Ukraine’s war crimes said.
"Early on May 31, 2013, Ukrainian armed groups shelled
 a poultry farm in the settlement of Karpaty (LPR’s 
Perevalsky district)," the mission said 
in a statement posted on its 
Telegram channel. 
"According to preliminary information, four construction
 workers were killed. Another 16 people were injured."
The poultry farm's building, 
was damaged in the attack.


Grossi: The IAEA is ready to study the 
consequences of the use of uranium 
shells in Ukraine
May 30th, 11:03pm
The IAEA is ready to study the consequences of the use 
of depleted uranium shells in Ukraine if such a request 
is received, the agency's Director General Rafael 
Grossi said.
He noted that there was talk about radiation from 
such projectiles and the situation is being studied.
Earlier, British Deputy Defense Minister James Hippy said 
that the United Kingdom is not obliged to participate in 
the elimination of the consequences of the use of 
depleted uranium shells that London supplies 
to Kiev.


Kadyrov announced the preparation
 of the special forces "Akhmat" for 
combat ops in Donetsk direction
May 30th, 10:56pm
Special forces "Akhmat" have been relocated to the Donetsk
 direction and are preparing for combat operations, Chechen 
leader Ramzan Kadyrov said.
"Chechen units have received a new order to redeploy their
 forces. The territories of the Donetsk People's Republic 
are becoming our zone of responsibility," Kadyrov 
wrote on his Telegram channel.
According to him, the fighters of the units should 
start active military operations and liberate a 
number of settlements.

China urges resumption of peace
 talks between Russia and Ukraine
May 30th, 10:33pm
China supports the resumption of peace talks between
 Russia and Ukraine. This was stated at a meeting of 
the UN Security Council by China's Deputy 
Permanent Representative to the 
organization Geng Shuang,
 on May the 30th.
"We look forward to and support the resumption of peace
talks between Russia and Ukraine, as soon as possible. 
This requires the joint efforts of the international 
community, as well as the creation of 
conditions for this, by the parties," 
he said.
He also added that Beijing always stands 
on the side of peace and dialogue.
Something went wrong: why the
 Ukrainian Armed Forces don't
 launch a counteroffensive
by Bogdan Lvovsky
May 30th, 10:02pm
Spring is ending, and the Ukrainian army has not launched 
its long-promised counteroffensive. Among the possible
 reasons for the pause, experts call the successful 
work of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the 
enemy's rear, difficulties with mobilization, 
and insufficient supplies of Western 
 Izvestia was trying to figure out when the 
Ukrainian Armed Forces might launch 
an attack.
What is known about the fighting
After the occupation of Artemovsk (Bakhmut) by Russian
 forces... a relative calm was established in the combat
 zone. Fighters of the Wagner private military company
 are completing the sweep of the city, as well as 
transferring their positions to units of the 
Ministry of Defense. Ukrainian forces 
are trying to put pressure on the 
city from the flanks.. but, they 
have no noticeable success. 

At the same time both sides 
talk about reducing the 
number of collisions.
In other parts of the front... the situation is also relatively 
stable. In the LPR, Russian troops are conducting limited 
offensive operations northeast of Kupyansk and south 
of Kremennaya, and have taken Belogorovka town in
 a semi-ring.
 In the Zaporozhye region, periodic arrivals from the 
Ukrainian side are recorded, but the AFU is not 
expected to launch a counteroffensive soon. 
"The situation continues to be stably tense, and is under 
the control of the Russian army, "says Vladimir Rogov, 
chairman of the We Are Together with 
Russia movement.
At the same time, earlier representatives of Kiev promised to
 celebrate an unconditional victory at the end of this spring. 
Thus, adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine
 Mykhailo Podolyak, said, that at the end of May he 
would definitely take a walk along the Yalta 
embankment. "I'll turn on the phone there 
and we'll talk. By that time, all the 
Russians will have left," he told
 Ukrainian journalists. 
The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Kirill Budanov,
 who is considered one of the most astute forecasters in 
Kiev, also promised that the Armed Forces of Ukraine 
will enter Crimea --- by the end of spring.
A large-scale attack on Russian positions, however - did not
 follow. At the same time... representatives of the Ukrainian 
authorities are making increasingly restrained statements.
 For example, the same Podolyak believes....   that "a long
 time" will pass before the start of the counteroffensive. 
NSDC Secretary Alexey Danilov promises that the Ukrainian
 military will move forward... when the commanders decide 
that they can achieve the "best result", but does not give 
specific dates. President Zelensky has repeatedly said, 
since the beginning of May, that the Armed Forces of 
Ukraine need "a little more time."
There may be several reasons for the pause. On the one hand,
 the Russian Aerospace Forces are actively working behind 
enemy lines. According to a number of reports, the highest
 military leaders of Ukraine.. have recently been put out of
 action. Most often.. it is said about the death or injury of 
the commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
 Valery Zaluzhny --- but other generals also disappeared 
from the field of view, for example, the commander of 
teroborona, Igor Tantsyura, disappeared. If the 
Ukrainian Armed Forces are decapitated --- 
then Kiev, Washington and Brussels... 
need time to replace those who 
have left.
In addition, the Russian Aerospace Forces... are actively 
working on weapons depots and clusters of equipment. 
The most impressive strike --- was in the vicinity of 
Khmelnitsky, and Ternopil. According to reports, 
shells containing depleted uranium were blown
 up there, followed by huge explosions. 
Residents of Western Ukrainian regions discussed the 
sharp smell in the air, and the increase in radiation 
levels. Secretary of the Russian Security Council 
Nikolai Patrushev, said that the radioactive 
cloud, moved towards Europe.
This version may be supported by the constant statements 
of the Ukrainian leadership about the lack of equipment 
and ammunition. This, in particular, was stated by 
President Zelensky during a tour of European 
countries --- and at the G7 summit in Japan. 
According to the statements of Ukrainian 
officials, Kiev needs aviation and air 
defense systems most of all.
Another possible reason, is a lack of personnel. Observers
 note the constant tightening of conditions for mobilization 
in Ukraine. So, on May 26, Zelensky signed two laws. One
 of them... expands the list of medical institutions where 
men can pass a medical examination, the other allows 
employees of military registration and enlistment 
offices, to hand over summonses to men, 
regardless of the place of their 
military registration. 
In addition, 17-year-olds are no longer allowed
leave the country, because they need to 
register for military service, at the age
 of 16.
At the same time, there are more and more stories in social
 networks ...about the tricks resorted to by employees of 
military registration and enlistment offices. So, in the 
Kiev, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv 
regions, men are abducted from private homes,
then forcibly held in shopping centres
recruitment centres). 
On weekends, military commissars go to the parks of major
 cities ...and catch conscripts who decide to go out with 
friends for a picnic. There is also a lot of evidence of 
physical abuse in social networks. So, in Cherkasy, 
after a short altercation, two soldiers knocked the
 future soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to 
the ground, and the third one hit the man 
several times in the face.
The third possible reason is that the Ukrainian Armed Forces 
continue to look for gaps in the Russian defense. It is known 
that Ukrainian servicemen periodically make attempts to
 conduct combat reconnaissance, search for the joints 
of various Russian units, and check the level of
 interaction and communication. However... 
Western analysts admit that the Russian 
army -- has built an extensive system
defensive lines, which greatly 
complicates sorties.
One way or another, but in the West, recently, there sound
restrained estimates. For example, the head of the US
 General Staff, Mark Milley, said that Ukraine will not 
be able to achieve its goals in the short term. 
According to him, the bloody fighting in 
Ukraine will continue, but at some 
point, both sides will return 
to negotiations. 
The head of the General Staff of the Czech Republic, 
Karel Rzechka, said that no one can predict how the 
AFU counteroffensive.. will end. "The outcome of 
military operations depends not only on tanks 
and armoured personnel carriers. There are 
too many unknowns here. Personally, I 
believe that we should also prepare 
for a bad scenario — a long war," 
he said.
What the experts say
Andrey Koshkin, head of the Department of Political 
Science and Sociology at the Plekhanov Russian 
University of Economics, claims that the 
counteroffensive was not canceled, 
but postponed.
''The reasons are clear. Organizing a large-scale attack is a
 big and difficult task. We need to remove equipment from
 storage, repair some things, and ship them to Ukraine 
and --- in parallel --- recruit and train personnel, and
combat coordination. This is a complex,
factor event. Not surprisingly, the dead-
has shifted. I think that in the end,
offensive of the Armed Forces
Ukraine, will begin before
June the 
12th to 15th,"
the source said.
Retired colonel, and military analyst, Anatoly Matviychuk,
 believes that there will be no offensive by the Ukrainian
 Armed Forces at all.
''Western countries supplied only 60 tanks, about 20 cannon
 artillery pieces, and did not provide aviation. These are not
 the forces with which you can go on a large-scale attack. 
There is no fire or air superiority. I think that Ukraine will 
continue to ask for new supplies and additional 
financing, but it will not launch a counter
offensive," he stressed.
Political analyst, Dmytro Solonnikov, says that one should 
not take seriously the statements of Ukrainian politicians
 and military leaders about a particular date of 
the counteroffensive.
''First of all, this is disinformation, creating a "gray noise" that
 is designed to prevent the Russian side from preparing well 
for an attack. We see that the terms of the Armed Forces of 
Ukraine have shifted, but nothing critical for Ukraine has 
yet happened. The attack will probably start in the 
summer. The Russian command must not relax, 
but must remain focused and continue to 
prepare for combat operations," 
he concludes.

Gladkov met with commanders 
of self-defense battalions 
of the Belgorod region
May 30th, 9:15pm
The Governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov,
met with the regimental commander and commanders of
self-defense battalions, as they discussed proposals for 
the continuation of military rallying & their equipment.
"Training takes place both in the region and in other regions. 
Another group of 100 people will go there in the near future," 
he wrote in Telegram.
He stressed that there is a desire to improve the equipment of
the self-defense battalions, adding that the authorities will
solve the problems, consistently.
Earlier, Gladkov said that the regional authorities are 
studying the idea of arming territorial defense units.


Nebenzia warned that Russia will 
respond extremely harshly to 
Kiev's attacks on the ZAES
May 30th, 9:08pm
Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily 
Nebenzia ---- warned that Russia will respond 
extremely harshly to possible attacks on 
the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant 
(ZAES) by the Armed Forces 
of Ukraine.
Nebenzia said this during a meeting of the 
UN Security Council, RIA Novosti reports.
"Russia will respond extremely harshly to 
any attacks by Ukraine on the Northern 
Nuclear Power Plant," the 
diplomat stressed.
Nebenzia added that it is also about 
protecting the city of Energodar,
 located near the station.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said 
that the Ukrainian authorities are trying to 
disorganize work at the Zaporizhia NPP.
The head of the public movement "We are together 
with Russia" Vladimir Rogov reported that the 
Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing an 
operation - during which, they will fire at
and try to seize, the Zaporozhye NPP.

The Russian Armed Forces destroyed 
up to 200 military units of the Armed 
Forces of Ukraine and 50 pieces of
 equipment, in 10 days
 May 30th, 8:58pm
In just 10 days, Russian aircraft and artillery of the Dnepr
 group, on the right bank of the Dnieper, destroyed about
 200 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and
 50 pieces of equipment. This... was reported on 
Tuesday, May 30th, by the TASS news agency, 
citing a representative of the region's
 emergency services.
According to him --- T-64 Bulat tanks, BMP-1, YPR-765
 armoured personnel carriers, Dingo ATF, AMZ Dzik-2, 
Kozak-7 armoured vehicles, M1224 MaxxPro, 
and HMMWV M1151A, as well as four 
ammunition depots, were hit.
In addition, M777 howitzers, Osa-AKM and Strela-10 
anti-aircraft missile systems, were destroyed by 
barrage ammunition.
Earlier, on May 29th, a representative of the security 
forces of the Donetsk People's Republic, said that 
Russian air defense systems have become more 
effective in destroying long-range Storm 
Shadow missiles. These munitions
 are supplied to Ukraine by the 
United Kingdom.
Mexican President criticizes 
arms supplies to the parties 
to the conflict in Ukraine
May 30th, 8:29pm 
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador 
has criticized countries that supply weapons
the parties to the conflict in Ukraine. 
According to him, this hinders the 
achievement of peace,
 reports TASS.
"It is not necessary to encourage it by feeding weapons 
and support to either side. We need to achieve peace,
soon as possible," he said.
The Mexican leader clarified that Mexico City had 
previously made a proposal to the UN's Antonio 
Guterres, Indian Prime Minister Modi and Pope 
Francis to mediate in negotiations between 
Russia and Ukraine.... but no one was 
interested in this initiative. 
He added that Mexico remains neutral, and looks 
forward to achieving peace between the parties 
to the conflict.
Earlier, the US Department of Defense announced
 Washington's intention.... to announce on 
Wednesday, May 31st, the allocation 
of a new package of military 
assistance to Ukraine
 - in the amount of 
$300 million.

 One killed, two injured, in Ukrainian
 attack on shelter for evacuees
 in southwest Russia
May 30th, 8:12pm (TASS) 
One person was killed and two were injured when 
Ukrainian troops shelled a shelter for evacuated 
residents in southwestern Russia’s Belgorod 
Region, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov 
wrote on his Telegram channel 
on Tuesday.
"A security guard of the facility was killed. Two people were 
injured and admitted to intensive care in serious condition. 
One victim suffered a penetrating wound to the stomach,
 the other sustained penetrating wounds to the chest. 
They have been operated on and are now receiving 
the required treatment," the official said.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces - 
simultaneously fired 35 MLRS
rockets at 2 DPR settlements
May 30th, 7:26pm
The Ukrainian military fired 35 rockets from multiple launch
 rocket systems (MLRS), at two settlements in the Donetsk
 People's Republic. This was announced, on May 30th, at
the DPR representative office, in the Joint Centre for 
Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War 
Crimes, in Ukraine.
The strike of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) was carried
 out at 20:10. At the same time, 15 rockets were fired at the 
city of Gorlovka ---- and another 20 rockets at the village 
of Verkhnetoretskoye.
According to the mayor of Gorlovka Ivan Prikhodko, Ukrainian
shells exploded in the Nikitovsky district of the city, as well 
as behind the Gorlovka-Yasinovataya highway.
Earlier on May 30th, it was reported that Ukrainian
 nationalists again fired MLRS rockets at Donetsk,
 firing five rockets at it. The shells were fired at 
10:45, in the direction of Netaylovo village, 
in the Kievsky district of the city.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces also shelled the village 
of Umanskoye, in the same area of Donetsk. In the 
morning, they struck Gorlovka with five 152 mm 
shells, as well as Orlovka and Yasinovataya, 
firing a total of 18 155 mm shells.

Nebenzia recalled that the US is
 creating a "Free Syrian Army" 
to fight Damascus
May 30th, 7:19pm
Russia has information that the US is creating a 
"Free Syrian Army" in the vicinity of Raqqa - to 
use militants against the official authorities
 in Damascus, the Russian Permanent 
Representative Vassily Nebenzia 
said at a meeting of the UN 
Security Council.
"We would like to point out, once again, the destructive line 
of the US, which, apparently, is no longer enough to pump
 weapons into the illegal armed groups created by them 
in the Trans-Euphrates and At-Tanf. According to our
 information ---- Washington has started creating a 
"Free Syrian Army" ---- in the vicinity of Raqqa in 
Syria with the participation of representatives
 of local Arab tribes, ISIL militants, and other 
terrorist organizations," RIA Novosti quoted 
him as saying.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov earlier also noted 
that the Americans have begun creating the so-called 
"Free Syria Army" with the participation of 
representatives of local Arab tribes 
and militants.
* "Islamic State" — IS, ISIL) - the organization
 is recognized as a terrorist organization by
 the decision of the Supreme Court of the
 Russian Federation of 29.12.2014.
Kadyrov spoke about the need to
 introduce martial law in Russia
May 30th, 7:05pm
Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, after a drone attack 
on Moscow, on May 30th, spoke out about the need
 introduce martial law in Russia.
"In my opinion, it is so necessary to declare martial law 
in Russia, use all the combat resources intended for 
this, in order to sweep away this entire terrorist 
cell at once," he wrote in Telegram.

 APU fired at a temporary 
accommodation centre 
for residents of the 
Belgorod region
May 30th, 4:25pm 
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have shelled a 
temporary accommodation centre for residents of
 resettled villages in the Shebekinsky city district 
of the Belgorod Region. This was announced on 
Tuesday, May 30th, by the head of the Russian
 border region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, in his
 Telegram channel.
"People were killed and injured," the governor said, 
adding, that he went to the scene of the incident.
Earlier, Gladkov published a summary of the attacks 
of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the region, over 
the past day.  According to him, 155 arrivals were
recorded in the Shebekinsky city district.
Also, according to the head of the region, as a result 
of the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 
the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka, a power 
transmission line was damaged.

"We know what needs to be done": 
Putin described the capital's air 
defense system's regular work
dealing with attacking drones
by Roman Shimaev
May 30th, 4:19pm
The raid of Ukrainian UAVs on residential buildings in 
Moscow is a clear sign of the Kiev regime's terrorist 
activities, Vladimir Putin said. In his opinion, Kiev is 
counting on a response, provoking mirror actions. 
The Russian leader stressed -- that Moscow "does not use 
the means that Ukrainian bigwigs use." Putin also noted
 that the air defense system in the capital... worked 
normally. At the same time, work will be carried 
out to seal the air defense line of the capital, 
the president added.
The Kiev regime has chosen to intimidate Russia and its
 citizens by targeting residential buildings, which is a 
clear sign of terrorist activity. This was stated by 
Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting 
on the UAV raid on Moscow and the 
Moscow region.
"The Moscow air defense system, worked normally, 
satisfactorily, although there's something to work
 on. We faced the same problems at Khmeimim 
airfield in Syria....  and the territory of our 
Khmeimim air base itself - and Moscow, 
a huge European metropolis, is simply 
not comparable. But in general, it is 
clear what needs to be done, to 
strengthen the air defense of 
the capital, and we will do 
it," Putin said.
At the same time, the Russian leader stressed 
that in this way Russia is provoked to respond.
"Apparently, it is designed for this — they provoke
us, to mirror actions. Let's see what we can do 
about it," the Russian president stressed.
In this regard, Vladimir Putin addressed the citizens 
of Ukraine, noting that Kiev unleashed total terror
 against them.
"No matter what we say, they will always look for the 
culprits in Russia, but this is not so: we did not 
unleash this war, I repeat - in 2014, the Kiev 
regime unleashed a war in the Donbas — 
and we do not use the means that the 
Ukrainian bigwigs use. And another 
proof of this --- is the attack on 
peaceful objects in Moscow''. 
''But I repeat once again: the air defense system in our capital 
worked normally. We have something to work on, I will repeat 
it again, and we know what needs to be done," the head of 
state concluded.
"The Kiev regime carried out a terrorist act"
The aim of the terrorist attack by unmanned aerial vehicles 
launched by Kiev was civilian objects in Moscow. This was
 stated by Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, during 
a conference call.
"This morning, the Kiev regime carried out a terrorist action 
in the Moscow region. I will note, on civil objects. It involved
eight unmanned aerial vehicles of an airplane type. All of 
them are neutralised," Shoigu said.
According to him, in Moscow, three drones were suppressed
 by electronic warfare, the drones lost control and deviated
 from their intended targets. Another five.. were shot down
 in the Moscow region, by the Pantsir anti-aircraft missile 
and gun system.
On the fact of the attack of unmanned aerial vehicles on
 behalf of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee
 Alexander Bastrykin, the Main Investigation 
Department of the Department opened a 
criminal case under Article 205 of the 
Criminal Code of the Russian 
Federation ("Terrorist act").
"The investigation involved experienced investigators and
 criminologists of the central office of the Investigative
 Committee of Russia, as well as experts of the 
department's SES," the Investigative 
Committee said, in a statement.
The Prosecutor General's Office of Russia stressed that on
behalf of Igor Krasnov, the departments of the capital and
the Moscow region, control the investigation of incidents
in residential buildings in Moscow, & the Moscow region.
At the same time, the Moscow Prosecutor's Office 
warned of responsibility for the public 
dissemination of deliberately 
false information.
"Administrative and criminal liability is provided for public 
dissemination under the guise of reliable deliberately 
false socially significant information, including 
circumstances that pose a threat to the life 
and safety of citizens," the report says.
"There is no panic"
According to the acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, the
 attack indicates  the absolute hysteria of the Ukrainian
 military and political leadership." He also pointed out
 that "Moscow turned out to be more protected than
 the enemy imagined," and the emergency services
 showed "an example of cohesive work."
"If Ukraine's aim with this chaotic and clumsy attack, was 
to rally the Russian people, then it did it well," he wrote
 on Telegram.
RT military correspondent, Valentin Gorshenin, visited the 
scene of an emergency on Leninsky Prospekt in Moscow, 
where a drone flew through the window of one of the
 apartments. According to him, local residents: "are 
very resistant to all these events, there is no panic."
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that residents
 evacuated after the Ukrainian drone attack,
re beginning to return to their homes.
"Emergency services have carried out all necessary
 measures to study the circumstances of buildings 
damaged by UAVs. Residents evacuated for the 
purpose... of the unhindered work of special 
services, are beginning to return to their 
homes. The residents of the house on 
Leninsky Prospekt, will be the first 
to return to their apartments,"
Sobyanin wrote, in his 
Telegram channel.
He also instructed specialized specialists
 to eliminate minor damage in buildings, 
as soon as possible.
Earlier, Sobyanin reported that as a result of the UAV attack, 
no one was seriously injured, 2 people applied for medical 
assistance. At the same time, the governor of the 
Moscow Region, Andrey Vorobyov, pointed out 
that several drones were shot down on the
 approach to the capital.
Russian presidential press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov,
commenting on the attack of Ukrainian UAVs, noted 
that the authorities of Moscow, the Moscow region,
 the Russian Defense Ministry, and the air defense 
systems, all worked properly.
"It is absolutely clear, that we are talking about the response 
of the Kiev regime to our very effective strikes on the centre 
- one of the decision-making centres. This strike took place 
on Sunday," he explained.
According to him, this once again confirms the need 
to continue this special military operation - and 
achieve its goals.


Special Military Operation
May 30th, 1:35pm
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress
 of the special military operation (30 May 2023)
During the day, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
 carried out group strikes using long-range precision air-
based weapons against central decision-making points 
where terrorist attacks against Russian territory were 
being planned under the guidance of Western 
intelligence experts.
All the assigned targets have been engaged.
In Kupyansk direction, the Zapad Group of Forces has hit the
 units of the enemy close to Timkovka (Kharkov region) and
 Novoselovskoye (Lugansk People's Republic).
In addition, actions of one sabotage and reconnaissance
 group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been 
thwarted near Sinkovka (Kharkov region).
The enemy's losses amounted to up to 40 Ukrainian troops,
 three motor vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled 
artillery system during the day.
One U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare 
radar has been destroyed near Moskovka (Kharkov region).
In Krasny Liman direction, Army Aviation and artillery of the
 Tsentr Group of Forces engaged the units of the Armed
 Forces of Ukraine close to Chervonaya Dibrova, 
Kuzmino (Lugansk People's Republic), and 
Yampolovka (Donetsk People's Republic).
Over 85 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, 
two pick-up trucks, one D-20 howitzer, and one Gvozdika 
self-propelled artillery unit have been eliminated in this 
direction during the day.
In Donetsk direction, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, 
units, and artillery of the Yug Group of Forces have 
eliminated up to 145 Ukrainian troops, two 
armoured fighting vehicles, three motor 
vehicles, and one D-30 howitzer 
during the day.
An ammunition depot of the 54th Mechanised Brigade of the 
Ukrainian Armed Forces has been hit close to Krasnoye 
(Donetsk People's Republic).
In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aviation and 
artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces inflicted fire 
damage on the AFU units close to Velikaya 
Novosyolka and Vremevka (Donetsk 
People's Republic).
One sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Armed 
Forces of Ukraine has been neutralised close to 
Vladimirovka (Donetsk People's Republic).
Over 40 Ukrainian military and four motor vehicles 
were hit in these directions over the past 24 hours.
In Kherson direction, up to 30 Ukrainian troops, five motor 
vehicles, and one Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system,
 and D-30 and Msta-B howitzers have been eliminated 
over the past 24 hours.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, and artillery of the
 Russian Group of Forces have engaged 88 AFU artillery
 units, manpower and hardware in 96 areas during 
the day.
Air defence forces shot down seven HIMARS MLRS shells 
and one HARM anti-radiation missile during the day.
In addition, eight Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were 
obliterated in the areas of Inzhenernoye (Zaporozhye 
region), Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People's 
Republic), Kolomyichikha (Lugansk 
People's Republic), and Veliky 
Vyselok and Petrovskoye
 (Kharkov region).
In total, 429 airplanes and 235 helicopters, 4,379 unmanned 
aerial vehicles, 424 air defence missile systems, 9,328
 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 1,100 
combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 4,941 field 
artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 10,544 
units of special military equipment have been 
destroyed, in the special military operation.

The Ministry of Defense announced:
 the destruction of decision-making
 points in Ukraine
May 30th, 1:23pm
During the day, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 
carried out group strikes on the central decision-making
 points, where terrorist acts were planned on the 
territory of Russia ---- under the guidance of 
specialists from Western special services. 
This was announced by the official representative of the 
Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant General, Igor
Konashenkov, on May the 30th.
According to him, the strikes were replicated with the 
use of high-precision long-range air-based weapons. 

All assigned objects, are affected.

Child wounded in Kiev artillery attack 
on Donetsk backwater district
 May 30th, 12:07pm (DAN)
 A 12-year-old girl has been wounded in Ukrainian gunmen’s 
artillery strike at the Proletarsky district of Donetsk, the 
Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of issues
 related to Ukraine’s war crimes (JCCC), told 
the Donetsk News Agency.
The girl sustained a shrapnel wound; she was rushed to
the Republican Children’s Clinical Hospital, the JCCC 
said, adding that a single family home in the district 
had been damaged in the attack.
The enemy fired two multiple rocket launcher rounds at the 
Proletarsky district at 11:15, supposedly from the Selidovo 
settlement.  A DAN correspondent, visited the scene of 
the shelling.

Russia: US Preparing Terrorist 
Attacks on Syria's Crowded 
Places, Gov't Institutions
May 30th, 10:16am (FNA)
 The United States is preparing terrorist attacks on crowded
 places and government institutions in Syria, the Russian
 Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), said on Tuesday.
"As an habitual tool for the implementation of their subversive 
plans [in Syria], the US intelligence services again intend to
 use extremists," the SVR said in a statement, adding that
 "crowded places, shops and government agencies, are
 among the priority targets", Sputnik reported.
The SVR also said that direct control of such operations is 
conducted from the US At Tanf military base, located on 
the territory controlled by the Syrian militants, where 
"dozens of Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) 
militants being trained".
US special services coordinate attacks, primarily in 
the Southern provinces of Suwayda and Daraa, the
 intelligence service said. US-controlled militants 
also target a strategically important highway 
between the cities of Palmyra and 
Deir Ezzur.
China Urges US ---- to Destroy 
Chemical Weapons Stockpile
May 30th, 9:19am (FNA)
 A Chinese defense spokesperson on Monday urged the
 United States to fulfill its commitments and adhere to
 the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by taking 
concrete actions.
Tan Kefei, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National
 Defense, made the remarks during a press conference
 while addressing the US claim of destroying its 
chemical weapons stockpile by autumn this
 year, Xinhua news agency reported.
Tan said that, since the CWC came into effect 26 years ago, 
over 99% of the world's chemical weapons stockpiles have
 been eliminated. Seven out of the eight countries that
 declared chemical weapons stockpiles have 
completed the destruction of their 
chemical weapons.
As stipulated by the Convention, the destruction of stockpiled
 chemical weapons should be completed within 10 years of
 its enactment in 1997.
Tan also said the destruction process of Japan's abandoned
 chemical weapons in China is severely lagging behind, and
 the destruction plan has been overdue many times.
China urges Japan to enhance its sense of urgency and step
 up actions to ensure these abandoned chemical weapons' 
early destruction in a clean and thorough manner, 
Tan said.

Russia's Navy will receive
- up to 30 vessels in 2023
May 30th, 3:23am
By the end of the year, the Russian Navy will receive 
up to 30 warships, boats and support vessels. This 
was reported at a meeting of the Military Council 
of the Navy on Tuesday, May 30th.
"Since the beginning of the year.. the Navy has received six
 ships and vessels of various classes. As planned, about 30
 more warships, boats and support vessels, are expected
the end of 2023," the Defense Ministry said, in a
on its website.
It is noted that an important task of the command this year 
was an unscheduled inspection of the Pacific Fleet in April.
The meeting also stressed that, in February, within the
 framework of international military cooperation, joint
 exercises were held.. with the naval forces of South
 Africa and the People's Liberation Army of China, 
and in March — with ships of the Iranian Navy.

Zelensky announced the approval 
of the timing.. of the start of 
the counteroffensive of the 
Armed Forces of Ukraine
May 30th, 3:09am
The Ukrainian authorities have decided on the timing of the 
start of the counteroffensive of the country's armed forces
 against the Russian Armed Forces. This... was announced 
on Monday, May 29th, by President of Ukraine Volodymyr 
Zelensky, in a video message.. following the meeting of 
the Supreme Commander's Headquarters, published 
in his Telegram channel.
"We.. have approved the terms of the beginning of the
 movement of our troops. Decisions have been made, 
thanks to the teams that prepared for this," he said.
The President also added that at the meeting of the Stavka,
 they determined the directions for the counteroffensive 
and touched upon the issues of providing the military 
personnel..... with ammunition.
On May 25th, Igor Zhovkva, a top adviser to Vladimir
Zelensky, said that the Ukrainian counteroffensive
against the Russian army.... will begin, when Kiev 
receives the necessary weapons, from its allies.
Russian Ministry of Defense: 
"Sunbeams" hit 2 strongholds
 of Ukrainian Armed Forces 
in the Donetsk direction
May 30th, 3:05am
The crew of heavy flamethrower systems "Solntsepek" 
- hit two strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
 the Donetsk direction, said the head of the press 
centre of the Vostok group, Oleg Chekhov.
His words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
Earlier it became known that the "Sunbeams" - destroyed a 
Ukrainian stronghold with enemy personnel in the Svatovo
 direction --- with one thermobaric projectile.

RIA Novosti: a new Russian satellite 
will conduct reconnaissance of 
military facilities in Ukraine
May 30th, 1:46am
The new Russian radar satellite "Condor-FKA" will
 conduct reconnaissance of military facilities in
 Ukraine up to twice a day. This was reported 
to RIA Novosti, by an informed source.
The interlocutor of the agency, reminded that the 
satellite was put into orbit on Saturday, May 27th.
"On average, it will pass over Ukraine twice a day, 
and is capable of shooting military objects in the 
radar range with a resolution of 1 m," he said.
It is noted that the satellite will be able to conduct
 surveillance, regardless of the time of day and 
weather conditions.
Earlier it was reported that the Soyuz-2.1 rocket 
was launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome
with the Condor-FKA No. 1 satellite.

Air alerts: Russian Aerospace 
Forces hit Ukrainian airfields
by Andrey Fedorov
Roman Kretsul &
Bogdan Stepovoi
May 29th, 10:01pm
On the night of May 29th, the Armed Forces of the Russian
 Federation launched a group attack on enemy airfields, 
targeting command posts, radar posts and aircraft 
equipment, storage facilities with weapons and
 ammunition of the VFU, the Russian Defense 
Ministry said. 
Experts note that our troops are now disabling the remnants
 of the Ukrainian air force. In particular, long-range missile
 carrier aircraft delivered to Ukraine by NATO countries 
and of particular value to the enemy were hit. 
The task of constant and massive strikes is to exhaust the
 VFU, disable their air component, logistics, control points
 and communications, experts are sure.
Strike for airfields
On the night of May 29th, the Russian Armed Forces launched 
a group strike on enemy targets at airfields. At the same time,
 high-precision long-range air-based weapons were used, the
 Russian Defense Ministry said.
''The target of the strike has been achieved. All designated 
facilities have been destroyed," Russian Defense Ministry 
spokesman, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, said.
According to him, as a result of the strike, command posts,
radar posts and aviation equipment, and storage facilities 
with weapons and ammunition of the VFU, were hit.
Sources familiar with the situation, told Izvestia that the
 strikes destroyed several aircraft converted for the
of Western aviation weapons... including
missiles and guided aerial bombs. 
The command centres and communication centres 
that provide flights of these aircraft were also hit. 

In addition, the strike was carried out on the 
storage sites of foreign aircraft weapons 
transferred to Kiev.
''The Russian armed forces need to disable the remnants 
of the Ukrainian air force, including those aircraft that 
can carry British-made cruise missiles," military 
expert, Vasily Dandykin, told Izvestia.
''In addition, there was another Patriot complex near the
 Zhuliany airfield. Apparently, he was also hit. This is 
due to the fact --- that we, of course, are on the 
defensive... but we are thinking about the 
offensive," he said.
''Now, it is necessary to exhaust the enemy, disable its air
 component --- logistics, control points, communications. 
This has been going on for 2 weeks - and will continue.
The hysteria... of the head of 
Ukrainian intelligence,
Kirill Budanov, 
after the latest strikes --- suggests 
that all this.... is happening effectively.''

China has officially denied the US
 a meeting of defense ministers
May 29th, 9:57pm 
China has officially denied the US a meeting of defense
ministers on the sidelines of the upcoming Singapore
regional security forum "Shangri-La dialogue". This 
is reported by the Wall Street Journal.
According to a source in the Pentagon, the Chinese side
 declined the invitation that US Secretary of Defense 
Lloyd Austin sent to his Chinese counterpart,
 Li Shangfu, in early May.
Washington "strongly believes in the importance of
 maintaining open channels of communication 
between the US and Chinese militaries" in 
order to avoid an escalation of conflict 
between the two countries, a US 
defense source said.
In February, Austin tried to contact the Chinese Defense
 Minister to talk about the situation with the downed 
Chinese balloon, but the request was rejected by 
Beijing. As stated in the Pentagon, after the 
balloon was shot down, Washington 
issued an application for a secure 
conversation with the Chinese 
side, but Beijing rejected it.

Italy has announced the desire of 
the US and EU to end the conflict
 in Ukraine by the end of the year
May 29th, 9:55pm
The US and EU countries want the conflict in Ukraine to 
be over by the end of this year, and the topic of how to
 achieve a "just peace" was discussed at the last G7
 summit in Hiroshima. The Italian newspaper la 
Repubblica writes about this, on May 29th, 
noting that the West offers Ukraine to 
make concessions on the issue of
 the peace plan.. proposed by its 
President, Vladimir Zelensky.
According to sources of the publication, the G7 countries
are secretly developing "security guarantees" that will 
help contain Russia - and intend to offer them to Kiev 
in the event of an agreement on peace. They mean.. 
in particular, an "impenetrable defense mechanism" 
for Ukraine. The idea of creating a NATO-Ukraine 
Council, is also being discussed, which would 
strengthen military support for Kiev.
At the same time, it is no secret that Kiev's allies in the
US, France, Germany and Italy, are running out of 
political, financial and military resources... the 
newspaper notes. In addition, the authorities 
of these countries, are increasingly losing