In Poland, they announced a new
stab in the back - from Ukraine
September 25th, 11:34pm
TVP: The West plans to overthrow the
Polish government with the help
Dominika Kosic, a journalist with the Polish state TV channel
TVP, said that Germany and France have promised Ukraine
a quick entry into the European Union (EU) if Kiev helps
"overthrow" the current Polish government.
She wrote about this on the social network X
(formerly Twitter), citing her own sources.
According to Kosic, Germany and France justify their plans by
saying that the EU cannot be expanded without changing the
treaties, and it is Poland that blocks these changes.
The US announced the possibility
of helping Ukraine for another
couple of weeks
September 25th, 10:41pm
The US has enough money for military supplies to Ukraine for
several more weeks. This was stated by the coordinator of
strategic communications at the National Security
Council of the White House, John Kirby, in
an interview with CNN.
Kirby noted that further aid to Kiev may suffer, without a
Congressional decision - on additional appropriations.
Kirby urged lawmakers to hurry with the allocation
of $ 24 billion, while at the front according to him,
favorable conditions remain...... for the
"The lack of additional funding that we have requested will
absolutely affect our ability to support Ukraine in the
fall and winter months," Kirby said.
Earlier, it was reported that almost 30 Republicans told the
White House that they will reject a request for assistance
to Kiev for $ 24 billion, if Biden's administration cannot
reply to their request for more information.
"It would be an absurd disclaimer to grant this request
---- without knowing the answers to these questions,"
the parliamentarians said.
Can beat: Russian missiles bypassed
the air defense system armed with
Western air defense systems
by Andrey Fedorov,
Yulia Leonova and
September 25th, 10:01pm
The Russian Armed Forces attacked the locations of foreign
mercenaries and training of saboteurs in the Russian
Federation, the Russian Defense Ministry said
on September 25.
To repel the attack, the Ukrainian command, for the first time,
used the newly formed tactical air defense group, armed with
Western IRIS-T anti-aircraft systems and organized according
to NATO standards. However, it was not able to repel the
attack of Russian missiles and UAVs.
Experts note that the Ukrainian air defense system ---- having
lost most of the radar stations of the Soviet S-300 complexes,
has become less effective.
The IRIS-T and Patriot anti-aircraft systems perform much
worse against many types of missiles --- and cannot
compensate for the losses.
SVO fighters repel a mortar attack
by the Ukrainian Armed Forces
September 25th, 10pm
On September 26, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian
Federation told about military personnel performing
combat tasks -- in the zone of a special military
operation (SVO), despite heavy fire from the
Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
According to the ministry, the positions where a company of
Russian servicemen held their defenses were subjected to
massive mortar fire from Ukrainian militants. As a result,
the unit's combat vehicles were damaged.
Being under enemy attacks, senior ensign Yevgeny Mylnikov
promptly brought the necessary spare parts to the damaged
vehicles and, together with the crews, promptly repaired the
vehicles, which made it possible to resume fire support for
the defending units.
After the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.. the senior
ensign evacuated and repaired four armoured vehicles and
one vehicle, ensuring the combat readiness of his unit.
Meanwhile, in another position, the squad under the command
of Sergeant Yevgeny Abramov also came under artillery fire.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the sergeant discovered
an enemy observation post of the enemy, from which the fire
of enemy artillery was corrected, and then transmitted the
coordinates of the object to the command post.
The Russian military delivered an accurate artillery strike on
the point. The defending enemy resisted, but its observers
were destroyed, and the Russian troops continued to
move deeper into the enemy's defenses.
As a result, the squad under the command of Abramov was
able to dislodge the enemy from their positions and gain
a foothold on an important tactical line.
WSJ: birth rate in Ukraine may fall
to the lowest level in the world
September 25th, 9:13pm
The birth rate on the territory of Ukraine was the lowest in
Europe, before the start of the special operation of the
Russian Armed Forces, but soon... this figure risks
becoming the lowest in the world.
This is stated in the publication
of The Wall Street Journal.
It is noted that the birth rate for the first six months of this
year, was 28% lower than in the same period before the
start of the special operation.
"Ukrainian demographers now predict that this indicator
will be the lowest in the world," the publication wrote.
Earlier, Academician Ella Libanova from the National
Academy of Sciences said, that Ukraine risks being
in a "death spiral" due to the demographic crisis.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin noted,
there is a violent mobilization in Ukraine.
Governor Razvozhaev: an air alert
is announced in Sevastopol
by Ekaterina Kosobokova
September 25th, 7:36pm
The Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev,
on Monday, September 25, said that an air alert
was announced in the city.
"Attention, everyone. Air alert,"
Razvozhaev wrote on his
While the air raid alarms are sounding... the
city has temporarily stopped the movement
of land and sea transport.
Earlier, Razvozhayev said that the regional authorities
discussed mechanisms for prompt notification in
emergency situations. He said that at the time
of receiving the signal, there are from 30 to
50 minutes to take measures to ensure
safety - go to shelters or stay at home,
following the instructions.
The governor also added that as soon as the military
receives information about the air alert, he will
personally give the command to launch the
The Pope's position on
the Ukrainian conflict
has become known
September 25th, 6:47pm
More and more Western countries see the futility of
supplying weapons to Kiev - and the continuation
of the Ukrainian conflict, Pope Francis believes,
which gives him hope for peace talks.
The position of the Pontiff in an interview with RIA Novosti
was announced by the chairman of the World Union of
Old Believers (WCC), Leonid Sevastyanov.
Sevastyanov met with the pontiff at the Vatican
and discussed the peace plan between Russia
"The Pope is optimistic, as he sees that more and more
Western countries are leaning towards the idea of the
futility of the conflict in Ukraine and the supply of
weapons to [Ukraine]," he said.
The Pope is convinced --- that any victory should be achieved
at the negotiating table, not on the battlefield. An algorithm
should be developed that will suit both sides of the conflict
- the head of the SCC noted. According to him the head of
the Catholic Church --- urged Moscow not to break ties
with the West, and also, opposed sanctions and
Earlier, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of
Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolyak -- said that Kiev excludes the
possibility of mediation by the Vatican in resolving the
military conflict on Ukrainian territory. He also
criticized Pope Francis' appeal to young
Christians in Russia.
McGregor announced the ability of
the Russian Federation to destroy
airfields in Western Ukraine
September 25th, 4:23pm
Former adviser to the head of the Pentagon, Colonel Douglas
McGregor, suggested that the Russian Armed Forces could
destroy airfields in Western Ukraine, from which Ukrainian
Su-24 bombers take off. On Monday, September 25, he
announced this in his blog on the YouTube channel.
"Su-24s, which fired Storm Shadow missiles, took off from
runways on the western borders of Ukraine. There are
several such lanes in Western Ukraine. I am sure that
now the Russians are watching all these airfields,"
McGregor offered his point of view.
In addition, according to the expert, at some point the
Ukrainian army will find that all its military aviation
infrastructure has evaporated, because the
Russian Armed Forces destroyed it.
Military expert named weak
points ------ of Abrams tanks
September 25th, 2:08pm
Abrams tanks are easy to hit, they are quite heavy and easily
get stuck, especially in the rainy autumn period in the
Ukrainian soil. This was stated by a military expert,
retired Colonel Viktor Litovkin, on Monday,
"These tanks have nothing outstanding. Their calibre
is 120 mm, ours is 125 mm. There is no automatic
charging. A crew of four, instead of three, as we
have. It has good armour, but it can't withstand
our "Chrysanthemums", "Cornets", "Bassoons",
- he said, in a conversation with Lenta.Ru.
The colonel called the weak point of the tank its weight -
over 60 tons. According to him, it easily gets stuck on
Ukrainian soil, especially in autumn during the rainy
period. As a result, it becomes: a stationary, very
convenient target for artillery, anti-tank shells
and grenade launchers.
"Abrams is quite easy to hit. They burned in Iraq, in Syria.
They will burn in the Ukrainian steppes. Nothing will
change in our theatre of operations. Only the
image of US weapons will be shaken,"
the expert concluded.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that the first
US-made Abrams tanks were delivered to
Ukraine on September 23.
According to The New York Times, this is the first batch
of M1 Abrams tanks that the administration of US
President Joe Biden promised to send to
Ukraine, reports RT.
In addition, according to representatives of the Ministry of
Defense, even more units of Abrams military equipment
will be sent in the coming months, while officials did
not say in what quantity the delivery will be.
In turn, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, expressed
the opinion that Abrams tanks "will not last long" in a
He added that, to change the situation, the United States
will have to supply - at least - hundreds of long-range
projectiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine,
360 TV channel reports.
Earlier, on September 22, Biden approved a new package
of assistance to Ukraine with air defense and artillery.
He added that the new defense assistance package
will include.. a second Hawk air defense battery.
The President stressed that the US will supply
Ukraine with similar systems, every month,
during the winter.
On the same day, the US leader, at a meeting with Vladimir
Zelensky, at the White House, said that Abrams tanks will
be transferred to Kiev next week, reports NSN. The first
batch of tanks will consist of 10 vehicles. Prior to this,
the assistant to the US President for National
Security, Jake Sullivan, announced a new
package of weapons to Ukraine "with
significant air defense systems."
New data on missiles that
attacked the Black Sea
Fleet HQ - released.
September 25th, 2:07pm
Mash: the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in
Sevastopol, was attacked by the Ukrainian
Armed Forces, with French Scalp-EGs
The Armed Forces of Ukraine --- attacked
the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet
in Sevastopol, on September 22, with
French Scalp-EG cruise missiles.
The new data is provided by
Mash Telegram channel.
The publication notes that the missiles were developed
according to the same project with the British Storm
Shadow. According to Mash, two Scalp-egs hit the
Black Sea Fleet headquarters building, but one
of them did not detonate and flew towards
the Lunacharsky Theatre.
Experts loaded the device onto a car and took it to the
landfill, away from the city. There, the French cruise
missile was disposed of. Later, the wreckage of
other warheads was treated similarly.
Earlier, Kommersant found out that the missiles that
attacked the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in
Sevastopol were launched from two Su-24
aircraft belonging to the Armed Forces
According to the Defense Ministry, during the repulse of
the attack on Sevastopol, air defense systems shot
down five missiles.
Russian Interior Ministry, puts
ICC president, vice-president,
judge, on wanted list
September 25th, 1:10pm (TASS)
The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Piotr Hofmanski, has been declared wanted, under a
criminal article, according to the Russian Interior
Ministry’s data base.
"Hofmanski, Piotr Jozef. A Pole. Wanted under an article of
the Russian Criminal Code," the database says, without
mentioning the article involved.
ICC First Vice President Luz del Carmen Ibanez Carranza
and Judge Bertram Schmitt, are also wanted on
On March 17, the International Criminal Court issued arrest
warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria
Lvova-Belova, the Russian presidential commissioner
for children's rights, on charges of their alleged
involvement in war crimes, such as "illegal
deportation of the population," including
children, and their illegal transfer
On March 20, Russia’s Investigative Committee opened a
criminal case against ICC Prosecutor Karim Ahmad
Khan and judges Rosario Salvatore Aitala, Sergio
Gerardo Ugalde Godinez and Tomoko Akane for
taking knowingly illegal action, as there were
no grounds for bringing Russia's president
and children's ombudsman --- to
In May, charges were brought against Karim Khan and
Rosario Aitala. Both were put on the wanted list.
Later, Tomoko Akane, was also declared
Under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment
of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons of
December 14, 1973 --- heads of state enjoy absolute
immunity from the jurisdiction of foreign countries.
Special Military Operation
September 25th, 12:15pm
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of
the special military operation (25 September 2023)
Last night, the Armed Forces of the Russian
Federation launched a group strike with
long-range precision weapons and
strike drones against temporary
deployment sites of foreign
mercenaries and sabotage
groups training points of
All the facilities have been neutralised.
The goal of the attack has
In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, in
cooperation with aviation & artillery, have successfully
repelled seven attacks by AFU assault groups close
to Spornoye, Berestovoye, and Mayorsk
(Donetsk People's Republic).
The enemy losses were up to 445 Ukrainian servicemen
killed and wounded, one tank, three infantry fighting
vehicles, and 11 motor vehicles.
In addition, in the course of counter-battery warfare,
one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system and
two D-30 howitzers have been destroyed.
One ammunition depot of the 10th Mountain Assault
Brigade of the AFU has been also destroyed near
Zvanovka (Donetsk People's Republic).
In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian grouping
of troops, aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower
systems have repelled two attacks by the 71th
Jaeger Brigade of the AFU close to
Verbovoye (Zaporozhye region).
In addition, AFU 21st and 65th mechanised brigades'
manpower and hardware clusters have been hit
close to Malaya Tokmachka, Novodanilovka,
and north of Rabotino (Zaporozhye region).
The enemy losses were up to 100 Ukrainian servicemen,
one tank, three armoured fighting vehicles, and three
During the counter-battery warfare, one U.S.-manufactured
M777 artillery system, one D-20 gun, one Gvozdika self-
propelled artillery system, and four D-30 howitzers
have been destroyed.
In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of coordinated actions
of units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, Army Aviation and
artillery, two attacks by assault groups of the 67nd
Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine have been repelled north of
Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk
In addition, one manpower and hardware concentration area
of the 12th Azov Special Purpose Brigade has been hit near
The enemy losses were up to 55 Ukrainian servicemen, two
infantry fighting vehicles, two pickup trucks, one Akatsiya
self-propelled artillery system, and two D-30 howitzers.
In South Donets direction, aviation and artillery of the Vostok
Group of Forces have struck manpower and hardware of the
56th Motorised Infantry Brigade of the AFU and the 110th
Territorial Defence Brigade close to Urozhainoye and
Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People's Republic).
In addition, two sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the
AFU have been eliminated near Marfopol (Zaporozhye region)
The enemy losses were up to 125 Ukrainian servicemen, two
motor vehicles, one D-20 gun, and two D-30 howitzers.
In Kupyansk direction, aviation and artillery of the Zapad
Group of Forces have hit manpower and hardware
clusters of 14th, 43rd and 66th mechanised
brigades of the AFU --- near Sinkovka,
Peschanoye, and Cherneshchyna
The enemy losses were up to 25 Ukrainian servicemen,
two motor vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled
In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 90
Ukrainian servicemen, two tanks, two motor
vehicles, and two D-30 howitzers.
In addition, one ammunition depot of the 126th Territorial
Defence Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has
been destroyed close to Nikolayevka
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and
Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
have eliminated command and observation posts of
105th, 122nd territorial defence brigades near
Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People's Republic),
and Kherson, as well as enemy manpower
and military hardware in 116 areas
during the day.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed
one Mig-29 fighter of the Ukrainian Air Force
close to Dolgintsevo airfield
Air defence facilities have shot down 7
projectiles launched by HIMARS MLRS.
In addition, 33 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have
been hit close to Belogorovka, Lisichansk (Lugansk
People's Republic), Aleksandrovka, Berestovoye
(Donetsk People's Republic), Shevchenko,
Novoye, Ilchenkovo, and Tokmak
In total, 478 airplanes, 250 helicopters, 7,115 unmanned
aerial vehicles, 438 air defence missile systems, 12,135
tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,155
fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 6,533 field
artillery cannons and mortars, as well as
13,449 special military motor vehicles
have been destroyed during the
special military operation.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine
Shoigu reported to Putin about
battle for Urozhaynoye village
September 25th, 11:15am
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir
Putin about the battle near the village of Urozhaynoye in the
DPR. This was announced by Presidential press Secretary
In addition, the Minister of Defense awarded the title of Hero
of Russia to Ivan Kalashnikov, deputy commander of the unit
under the call sign Bolshoy, who participated in this battle.
"Defense Minister Shoigu reported in sufficient detail to
the president about the heroic battle near the village
of Urozhaynoye, which our guys gave together with
their commander --- deputy platoon commander
Ivan Kalashnikov," the press secretary said.
"Shoigu told Putin, all the details about
what was happening there," he added.
Earlier today, the Defense Ministry reported that the deputy
commander with the call sign Bolshoy was presented with
the title of Hero of Russia. Ivan Kalashnikov, along with
4 other fighters, engaged 12 Ukrainian soldiers at
A video of the battle between Ivan Kalashnikov and the
Ukrainian military, taken from a drone, was published
by the press service of the Ministry of Defense.
"The main onslaught of the assault -- was taken over by
the commander of the unit with the call sign Bolshoy.
Throughout the entire battle, he was in full view of
the enemy and conducted targeted fire,"
the press service said.
Participants in the battle received the Order of Courage.
For Ivan Kalashnikov, this was the second such order.
Russian forces expand gray zone
near Rabotino, Verbovoye —
September 25th, 10:52am (TASS)
Russian forces have expanded the gray zone near Verbovoye
and Rabotino in the Zaporozhzhye Region, the head of the
Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, has said.
"The situation over the past two days has improved a little bit
in the area that is important to us, because it is adjacent to
the Ugledar area. I am referring to the Rabotino-Verbovoye
section of the frontline."
"North of Verbovoye and also in the southwest direction from
Rabotino, the Russian forces have managed to increase the
gray zone by about 200 metres as a result of counterattack
operations," he said on the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
On Monday, Vladimir Rogov, the chairman of the We
Are Together With Russia movement --- told TASS
that Russian units had repelled several attacks
by the Ukrainian military in this area in the
evening of September 24 and during the
night and dispersed and rolled back up
to six companies of Ukrainian infantry.
As the Russian Defense Ministry has said, the Ukrainian army
has been making unsuccessful offensive attempts since
June 4. On September 12, Russia's President, Vladimir
Putin said that Ukraine lost 71,500 troops, 543 tanks
and almost 18,000 armoured vehicles, of various
classes, during this period. He stressed ------
that the Ukrainian counter-offensive,
has produced no results.
Russian forces --- push Ukrainian troops
out of village northwest of Artyomovsk,
September 25th, 10:14am (TASS)
Russian forces have pushed Ukrainian troops out of
the village of Orekhovo-Vasilyevka, located north-
west of the city of Artyomovsk (known as
Bakhmut in Ukraine), Vladimir Rogov,
chairman of the We Stand With
Russia movement, said.
"Russian soldiers active on the northern flank of the
Artyomovsk frontline have pushed the Ukrainian
armed forces’ fighters out of the settlement of
Orekhovo-Vasilyevka. Our guys took the Nazis
by surprise; they had not been expecting an
attack and were forced to flee," he wrote
According to Rogov, the liberation of the village has
significantly improved Russian forces’ tactical
positions along this stretch of the combat
line of engagement.
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier that the
Ukrainian armed forces had been making
unsuccessful attempts at a counter-
offensive, since June 4.
admitted to large losses of
military equipment nr the
villages of Rabochino
September 24th, 1:14am
Ukraine lost a large amount of military equipment during
the fighting in the area of the villages of Rabochino and
Verbovoe, in the Zaporizhia region, writes The
Washington Post on September 23, citing
the commander of the airborne assault
unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to the Ukrainian commander, near Verbovoye, a
small village located a few miles from Rabochino, Russian
troops have erected significant defensive structures,
such as those surrounding Tokmak about 25 miles
(40 km) southwest of Verbovoye.
The commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine admitted
that sending German Marder infantry fighting vehicles
and US Stryker armoured fighting vehicles... to this
part of the front, cost the Ukrainian army dearly.
"A lot of military equipment was lost
there," the Ukrainian soldier admitted.
He added that the Russian military literally littered the
specified territory with anti-tank mines, and in the
direction of Rabochino and Verbovoe, there is a
constant movement of assault detachments.
On September 19, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
repelled three attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the
area of the village of Rabochino in the Zaporozhye region,
said the chairman of the movement "We are together with
Russia" Vladimir Rogov. He added that Russian troops
are holding their positions and preventing enemy
attempts to break through the defenses.
Also on this day, Acting Governor of the Zaporozhye region
Yevgeny Balitsky, reported the destruction of a column
with armoured groups of the Ukrainian army, moving
in the direction of Rabochino, in the
Prior to this, on September 17, former intelligence officer
of the US Armed Forces (AF) Scott Ritter stressed that
Russian troops were destroying the last reserves of
the AFU, near the village of Rabochino.
US presidential candidate Desantis:
Washington does not need Kiev's
participation in NATO
September 24th, 1:14am
US presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron
Desantis has spoken out against Ukraine's joining
NATO. This is reported by Bloomberg.
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
"I don't think that membership (of Ukraine.
- RT) in NATO meets our interests," he said.
According to Desantis, this would only add
more obligations to the United States.
He noted - that Washington should not give Kiev
carte blanche, unless the Ukrainian side uses
the opportunity to end the conflict.
Earlier -- Colonel of the US Armed Forces Lawrence
Wilkerson on the YouTube channel Dialogue Works
said that NATO's assistance to Ukrainian troops,
can be considered an act of aggression against
the Russian side.
In May, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin
said that one of the conditions for achieving peace
is Ukraine's refusal to join NATO and the EU.
Izvestia published footage of a sweep
of Zaporozhye region --- clearing it
of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
September 23rd, 11:44pm
Izvestia published drone footage showing soldiers of
the 70th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment clearing
the Zaporozhye region of Ukrainian militants.
Video footage shows how a soldier of the Russian
Armed Forces discovered a detachment of the
46th separate airborne assault brigade of
the Ukrainian army, consisting of
It is noted that the Ukrainian servicemen were in
the vicinity of the village of Novopokrovka,
hiding behind a concrete wall.
A fighter of the Russian Armed Forces destroyed
the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
with several shots, Izvestia writes.
Earlier, RT special correspondent Alexander Piskunov
reported.. that a separate reconnaissance battalion
of the 42nd Division of the Russian Armed Forces,
destroyed an assault group of the 46th Airmobile
Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which
was trained in the UK, near the village
Osman special forces showed
footage of the battles
by Danila Titorenko
September 23rd, 11:42pm
Soldiers of the Russian special forces "Osman"
destroyed a US armoured car MaxxPro in the
area of Verbovoye, RIA Novosti reports.
The published footage shows how an MRAP International
MaxxPro armoured vehicle was blown up by an anti-tank
missile near the village of Verbovoye in the Zaporizhia
direction. The armoured vehicle received a missile in
the side, after which, it began to smoke, and then
exploded. The footage was shot by a
MRAP International MaxxPro is supplied to Ukraine by the US
— this machine with mine protection is designed to transfer
units in conditions of shelling and being on mined terrain.
Earlier -- Russians destroyed a German Leopard tank
with a crew of Bundeswehr soldiers in the SVO zone.
According to the commander of the reconnaissance
groupwith the call sign "Legend" - after the new
"meat assault" of the enemy was stopped by
an anti-tank guided missile -- the Russian
military went to the burned equipment
...hoping to take someone prisoner,
to get information.
Earlier, a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
stated that he did not understand the causes
of the conflict in Ukraine.
Ex-CIA analyst Johnson: the US
does not supply Patriot APU
after the Dagger strike
September 23rd, 9:02pm
Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson, in an interview with
journalist Stephen Gardner, said that the United States
stopped supplying Patriot to the Ukrainian side after a
Russian Kinzhal missile destroyed one of the
batteries in Kiev in May.
"We haven't heard any news about this
installation in months," he said.
He noted that the system was sent to
Ukraine, after which it was blown up.
"It looks like it was either destroyed, or
is under repair, but definitely not used
on the battlefield," the expert noted.
Johnson added that, after that, the US stopped
sending these complexes to the Ukrainians
and transferred only less significant
On May 16, the Russian Defense Ministry reported, that
the Russian military hit the Patriot anti-aircraft missile
system in Kiev with a high-precision strike of the
Kinzhal hypersonic missile system.
Pushilin named one of the key
tasks as head of the DPR
September 23rd, 8:59pm
The head of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR)
Denis Pushilin called one of the key tasks facing
the leadership of the region, assistance to the
front. This is reported by TASS.
"The first priority is to help the front, first of all.
Helping the front is a huge layer of work:
supporting military personnel and
their families," Pushilin said.
He stressed that there are plans to make the republic
a self-sufficient, and prosperous region of Russia.
On September 23, Denis Pushilin was elected head of
the DPR, at the plenary session of the People's
Council (similar to the parliament).
On October 5, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin
signed laws on the admission of four new regions to
Russia: the Donetsk & Luhansk People's Republics,
& the Kherson & Zaporizhia regions. On that day,
Denis Pushilin was appointed acting head of the
DPR, by presidential decree.
Ex-intelligence officer of the US Armed
Forces Ritter announced huge losses
in Ukraine's Armed Forces' ranks
September 23rd, 8:45pm
Former US intelligence officer Scott Ritter in an interview
with journalist Garland Nixon told about the huge losses
in the ranks of the Ukrainian military.
"When a unit's losses are between 50 and 69%,
it loses its combat capability. And almost all
Ukrainian brigades --- have lost it," he said.
Ritter noted that during the counteroffensive, the
Ukrainians suffered and still suffer huge losses.
A number of units, according to him, had to
replace their dead soldiers three times...
during the summer/autumn campaign.
"They lose an awful lot of people," he concluded.
Earlier, the network published a video of the
violent mobilization process, in Lviv region.
Kulemzin: two residents of Donetsk
were wounded due to the shelling
of Ukraine's Armed Forces
September 23rd, 7:47pm
Two civilians were injured, during the shelling of the
Kirovsky district of Donetsk by the Ukrainian army,
said the mayor of the city Alexey Kulemzin.
In his Telegram channel, he said that the incident occurred
in the Tekstilshchik microdistrict. In addition, according to
him, the kindergarten building was destroyed due to the
shelling of the Kuibyshev district.
"As a result of the shelling of the Kuibyshev district in the
building of kindergarten No. 305 on Kuibyshev Street,
the roof and glazing were damaged. There are no
casualties," Kulemzin added.
Earlier it was reported that units of the Armed Forces
of Ukraine opened fire on the city of Shebekino, in
the Belgorod region.
Russia ready for talks on Ukraine,
but without ceasefire --- Lavrov
September 23rd, 7:45pm (TASS)
Russia is ready for talks on Ukraine, but will not consider any
ceasefire proposals because Moscow has already been
deceived once, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey
"We are working in the real situation that has developed.
In March and April 2022, there were negotiations, and
everything.. was already initialed. But two days later
-- there was Bucha (the events in the Ukrainian city
of Bucha -- TASS), because, I think someone in
London or Washington does not want this
war to end," the top diplomat said, at a
press conference - following the 78th
session of the UN General Assembly.
"That is why now, when we hear about negotiations, Putin
commented on it, he said very clearly: yes, we are ready
for negotiations, but we will not consider any proposals
for a ceasefire, because we’ve considered it once, but
you deceived us," Lavrov pointed out.
The top Russian diplomat pointed out that the West had
forbidden Kiev --- to negotiate with Moscow. "We were
not only ready, we agreed to negotiate, we reached
an agreement in April 2022. And after that, as I
understand it, Vladimir] Zelensky was told:
since they agreed so quickly, let's
exhaust them," the foreign
Earlier, Lavrov said that the longer Kiev delays negotiations
with Moscow, the harder it will be to negotiate later.
According to him, the first step for such contacts
should be the abolition of Zelensky's decree
prohibiting dialogue with Moscow.
Lavrov warns at UNGA: it’s in line
with global interests to avoid
sliding into all-out war
September 23rd, 7:41pm (TASS)
The task of preventing the slide into an all-out war -- and the
ultimate collapse of international cooperation mechanisms
is in line with global interests, Russian Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov said at the United Nations General
Assembly in New York.
"Nowadays, humanity is once again, as many times before,
at a crossroads. It depends only on us to determine how
history will evolve. It is in our shared interest to prevent
spiraling down into a major war as well as the eventual
collapse of international cooperation mechanisms that
were created by generations of our predecessors,"
the minister said during the General Debate.
Lavrov recalled that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
called earlier for holding "a summit of the future" in 2024.
"The success of this endeavour may be secured exclusively
by forming a fair balance of interests among all member
states while respecting the intergovernmental nature
of our Organization," the Russian foreign minister
continued. "At their meeting on September 21,
members of the ‘Group of Friends in Defense
of the UN Charter’ agreed to facilitate
such a result."
"As Guterres said at a press conference prior to the current
session, ‘If we want a future of peace and prosperity based
on equity & solidarity, leaders have a special responsibility
to achieve compromise in designing our common future
for our common good’.''
''It is a good answer to those who divide the world into
‘democracies’ and ‘autocracies’ and merely dictate
their neocolonial rules to everyone," the
FT: The US --- decided to send ATACMS
to Ukraine even before Zelensky's visit
September 23rd, 7:39pm
Washington decided to transfer ATACMS long-range
missiles to Kiev even before Vladimir Zelensky
arrived in the United States, but did not
make public statements.
This is stated in the publication of
the Financial Times newspaper,
According to the publication, the US goal was to give
Ukrainian troops a chance to 'surprise' the Russian
Armed Forces with new missiles and, thus, push
the Russian army away from the front line.
Sources of the newspaper... confirmed the reports of
the US press -- that the US promised to send a batch
of long-range missiles to Ukraine in the near future.
Earlier, White House Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre
said that the United States ''allows'' sending ATACMS
missiles to Ukraine.
Lavrov called out - a new
of NATO's expansionism
September 23rd, 7:19pm
Attempts to extend the bloc's area of responsibility to the
entire Eastern Hemisphere -- under the sly slogan of "the
indivisibility of the security of the Euro-Atlantic and Indo-
Pacific regions" are a new dangerous manifestation of
NATO's expansionism. This was stated by Russian
Foreign Minister Lavrov at a press conference at
According to him, for this purpose, Washington creates mini-
military and political alliances under its control. The
diplomat cited AUKUS --- as an example. In addition,
the US creates trilateral and quadrilateral blocks,
such as the US — Japan — South Korea and
Tokyo — Seoul — Canberra — Wellington.
According to Lavrov, in this way the White House
encourages the participants of these alliances,
to engage in practical cooperation with NATO.
The Russian Foreign Minister added that the undisguised
focus of such efforts against Russia and China, on the
collapse of the inclusive regional architecture that
has developed around ASEAN, creates risks of a
new explosive hotbed of geopolitical tension.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out
the "shame" of the United States, in light of the fact that
representatives of the US authorities "travel around
the world... persuading others not to meet with
Russian diplomats and representatives."
Lavrov declared..... the US war
against Russia: with the hands
and bodies of Ukrainians
September 23rd, 6:21pm
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that the US is actually
fighting against Russia, doing it with the hands and bodies
of Ukrainians. He stated this at a press conference at the
UN, the correspondent of Lenta.ru reports.
In response to the question of when the US will become an
official party to the conflict, the Russian Foreign Minister
said that Western countries are actually fighting against
Russia through the Ukrainians. "I think everyone here
knows this very well," he said, pointing out that the
Russian side... calls it a hybrid war.
Lavrov cited the fact that Western instructors work on the
territory of Ukraine in large numbers as an example.
"There are also mercenaries, a significant part of
whom, are regular military personnel,"
the minister said.
Also on the sidelines of the UN, Lavrov said that the
formula for peace of Ukrainian President Vladimir
Zelensky, is unrealizable.
"Zelensky and those who lead him, say with one voice, that
there is no other basis for peace --- other than Zelensky's
formula. It is absolutely unrealizable, and everyone
knows it," the minister said.
The US Air Force plane was again
spotted near the Crimea amid an
attempted missile strike by the
Ukrainian Armed Forces
September 23rd, 3:07pm
A long-range electronic reconnaissance aircraft was
spottedagain off the coast of Romania -- amid an
attempted missile strike -- by the Ukrainian
Armed Forces in Crimea.
Lenta.ru knows about this, on Saturday September
23, from the data of the air travel tracking
According to Flightradar, the Lockheed EP-3E Aries II of
the US Air Force with the call sign QW89 took off from
the Chania dual-use airport in Greece -- and reached
the coast of Romania at about 10:30 Moscow time.
Over the next five hours, the aircraft cruised around the
coastal zone, including the border with Ukraine, and
moved towards the sea, approaching the Russian
peninsula at a distance of about 300 kilometres.
Earlier in Sevastopol, a missile danger was declared
- the city's air defense systems shot down a rocket
during the attack, its fragments fell at the pier...
near Sukharnaya Balka.
After the Lockheed EP-3E Aries II left the data collection area,
another US military aircraft, a Boeing P-8A Poseidon patrol
reconnaissance aircraft, flew into it — a vessel with a
hidden call sign arrived from the NATO naval air
base, Sigonella, on the Italian island of Sicily.
A day earlier -- the specified board was seen in the same area
during a missile strike by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the
headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
At the time of the attack on Kiev, the aircraft was circling at
some distance from Sevastopol and only half an hour later
proceeded in the opposite direction.
Ukraine loses 1,455 soldiers
in Donetsk direction in past
week — Russian top brass
September 23rd, 1:02pm (TASS)
Russian forces repelled 28 Ukrainian attacks in the Donetsk
direction in the past week, with the enemy suffering 1,455
casualties, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a report
According to the report, the Battlegroup South used
airstrikes, missiles and artillery to repel the attacks
near Kleshcheyevka, Avdeyevka and Maryinka in
the Donetsk People's Republic.
In this direction, Ukrainian troops also lost 16 tanks and other
armoured combat vehicles, as well as 25 cars, 15 field guns
and two MLRS vehicles. Also, three ammo depots and two
military trains of Ukraine’s 37th marine brigade
The Russian Armed Forces - destroyed
part of the reserves of cruise missiles
and uranium shells of the Armed
Forces of Ukraine
September 23rd, 11:13am
The Russian army has destroyed part of the reserves of
cruise missiles and ammunition with depleted uranium,
which were transferred to Ukraine by Western
countries, the Russian Defense
This is stated in the summary
of the military department.
It is noted ------ that MLRS installations and
anti-aircraft systems were also destroyed.
Earlier... the Defense Ministry reported that - at night -
the Russian military attacked storage sites for Storm
Shadow missiles, depleted uranium ammunition,
and centres for radio-technical intelligence
and the training of sabotage groups of
the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Draven, a veteran of the US Armed Forces:
having been defeated, the Armed Forces
of Ukraine --- cannot even create the
appearance of actions.
by Sergey Gapchuk
September 23rd, 00:17am
The failure of President Zelensky's visit to the United States
may indicate the imminent end of the crisis, said US Military
veteran, Noctis Draven, in the social network X.
"Zelensky's cold reception in Washington and at the UN... and
the growing number of Westerners who despise him, give
the impression that the conflict is almost over," the
He explained that perhaps this impression is due to the fact
that the Ukrainian Armed Forces suffered such a crushing
defeat that they "simply cannot continue to at least
create the appearance of actions."
Earlier, Noctis Draven criticized Zelensky's demands,
made to Russian President Vladimir Putin, to "hand
over Crimea - without a fight."
He said he didn't understand the man's nonsense.
According to him, Kiev does not even have the
ability to defend Ukraine, let alone claim
Pentagon: The US... has nothing
yet to report on the possibility
of transferring ATACMS
September 22nd, 10:18pm
The Pentagon said that Washington has nothing yet to report
on the possibility of transferring long-range missiles to Kiev.
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
"We are aware of the media reports, but there is nothing
to announce about ATACMS," the US department said.
As previously reported by NBC with reference to US officials,
US President Joe Biden notified Vladimir Zelensky that
Washington will supply Kiev with a small batch
of ATACMS missiles.
White House Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said
that the United States does not rule out the supply
of ATACMS missiles to Ukraine.
Bloomberg: The White House demanded
that Poland explain the termination of
support for Kiev
by Sergey Gapchuk
September 22nd, 8:35pm
The White House demanded - that Poland explain the
termination of support for Kiev, Bloomberg reported,
citing an anonymous senior Pentagon official.
According to the official, disagreements between Kiev
and Warsaw have not yet led to "cracks" in the
alliance that supports Ukraine.
The interlocutor noted that nevertheless, Poland's
specific position on supporting Ukrainians....
As the KP EN website wrote, on September 20th, EU Affairs
Minister, Szymon Szynkowski wel Senk -- said that Poland
can stop both financial and military support for Ukraine.
The official stressed that everything will depend on
the readiness of the Polish people to help Kiev.
According to him, the Polish authorities would like to continue
supporting Ukraine, but for this to be possible, we need the
support of Poles in this matter. If it does not turn out, it
will be difficult to support Ukraine as before.
At the same time, the minister added, that Kiev's actions
in the agricultural sector significantly reduce the desire
of the Polish population to help Ukraine.
CNN: Lula da Silva told Zelensky
- there are no military solutions
September 22nd, 8pm
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said at a meeting
with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky on
September 21 that there is no military solution to
the conflict in Ukraine. This was reported by
CNN Brazil, citing diplomatic sources.
According to the TV channel, during the meeting, Mr. Lula
da Silva noted that Brazil takes into account the position
of Ukraine, but the "ideal way" to end the conflict is to
"negotiate peace". At the same time, he expressed
readiness to participate in the peace settlement
as a mediator.
Vladimir Zelensky supported Brazil's desire for peace,
sources say, but he said that he could not be sure
that the terms of any peace agreements would
be fulfilled. According to CNN, the Ukrainian
president said... that he could not take on
other obligations - besides the return of
territories occupied by Russian forces.
Mr. Lula da Silva said that the actions of Europe and
the United States, contribute to the continuation of
hostilities in Ukraine. Among other things... he
suggested that Ukraine would have to cede
Crimea to Russia, in order to achieve
peace. Zelensky rejected
Gagin: by transferring ATACMS to
the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the
US ---- is escalating the conflict
September 22nd, 7:55pm
Taking the decision to transfer ATACMS missiles to Ukraine,
the US continues to escalate the Ukrainian conflict, said
Yan Gagin, an adviser to the acting head of the DPR.
"The United States continues to escalate Ukraine's conflict
with Russia. In some ways, this is beneficial for the United
States -- absolutely unprofitable for Europe," RIA Novosti
He noted that ATACMS missiles will be used by the
Ukrainian Armed Forces, against Russian territory.
According to him, there is a split in NATO
between the US and European countries.
The fire in the fleet HQ building
in Sevastopol..... is localized
September 22nd, 7:30pm
Firefighters localized a fire in the building of
the HQ of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.
This --- was announced by the
Governor, Mikhail Razvozhaev.
"Firefighters managed to cope with the flames,
the fire in the fleet headquarters is localized,
the situation is under control," he wrote
On the afternoon of September 22, the Ukrainian army
launched a missile attack on Sevastopol. In the
course of repelling the attack, five missiles
were shot down.
The historical building of the headquarters of the Black
Sea Fleet was damaged, and one soldier, is missing.
Biden promises Zelensky
a ''small batch'' --- of
September 22nd, 5:02pm (TASS)
US President Joe Biden has promised Ukrainian President
Vladimir Zelensky, that Washington will provide a ''small
batch'' of ATACMS tactical missiles to Kiev, NBC
No details as to when the decision would be announced
officially, or the dates of deliveries, were mentioned.
The Washington Post reports that the US administration
is close to authorizing the delivery of ATACMS missiles
armed with cluster warheads.
ATACMS missiles, capable of hitting targets at a distance
of up to 300 kilometres, can be launched with HIMARS
multiple rocket launchers. Kiev has repeatedly
asked Washington for these weapons.
Latest news about the military
operation in Ukraine from
Sepember 22nd, 3:48pm
3:39pm Explosions occurred in Kremenchug, Poltava region
of Ukraine, where an air alert was previously issued, the
Ukrainian newspaper Strana reported.
3:23pm The Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev
warned residents of the city about the neutralization of
the rocket that fell near the Lunacharsky theatre.
3:21pm "In the Belgorod region, our air defense system
worked — a UAV was shot down on approach to the
city," said Governor Gladkov.
2:15pm Governor Gladkov reported that the village of
Terebreno of the Krasnoyaruzhsky district came
under fire. There were no injuries. There is
destruction: windows were broken in one
private residential building, two cars
were hit by shell fragments.
1:55pm A collective claim of Crimean residents to the
Ukrainian authorities for compensation for damage
caused by the water blockade will be filed by the
Public Chamber of the republic — Chairman of
the State Council of the region, Konstantinov.
1:49pm The movement of private and public transport to
the centre of Sevastopol is restricted, territory of the
Black Sea Fleet headquarters is cordoned off within
a radius of two blocks — TASS / Directorate for the
development of road and transport infrastructure
of the city.
1:27pm Russia plans to sharply increase military spending in
2024 --- up to 6% of GDP against 3.9% in 2023 --- Bloomberg.
1:13pm The Supreme Court of the DPR sentenced a fighter of
the Azov unit (recognized as a terrorist organization in the
Russian Federation and banned) Andrey Barabanov to 22
years in a high-security penal colony for the murder of
a civilian in Mariupol — regional prosecutor's office.
1:02pm Crimean authorities have reported an unprecedented
cyberattack on Internet service providers, Internet outages
are being recorded, and work is underway to fix problems —
12:37pm In the autumn draft of 2023, the main reason for
appearing at the military enlistment office will remain
a paper summons, there are no plans to fine for non-
appearance on an electronic summons, head of
the State Duma Defense Committee, Andrey
12:33pm There is no missile or air danger
12:26pm Ukraine will spend more than $54 billion
on military spending this year, Prime Minister
11:44am The EU has provided Ukraine with €1.5 billion
under the macro-financial assistance program, for
the current year, the (unelected) EU Commission
President, Ursula von der Leyen, said. Thus, the
total amount of financial assistance provided
by the EU to Kiev in 2023, reached
11:40am Ten Leopard 1A5 tanks already sent by Denmark to
Ukraine have ''minor defects'', the Ukrainian Armed Forces
are now eliminating them ---- the Danish TV2 channel with
reference to Danish Defense Minister Truls Lund Poulsen.
10:53am The Ukrainian military over the past day fired 125
shells at six border areas of the Belgorod region ---- the
governor of the region, Gladkov.
10:47am Russian air defense systems destroyed a Ukrainian
guided missile off the western coast of the Crimean
Peninsula, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
9:16am The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia --- has put
on the wanted list, the Ukrainian generals Mikhail Drapaty
and Viktor Nikolyuk, who, in 2017 and 2019, commanded
operations of the joint forces of Ukraine in the Donbas -
referenced by data from the departmental database
of wanted persons.
On September 22, the Investigative Committee reported
that Nikolyuk and Drapat were charged in absentia.
9:09am The Investigative Committee has opened criminal
cases against 200 foreign citizens who are fighting on
the side of Ukraine.
8:20am The Supreme Court of the DPR has sentenced
Ukrainian serviceman Vitaly Katranich, who shot a
civilian in Mariupol, to 24 years in prison, the Main
Military Prosecutor's Office of Russia reports.
8:04am The Ukrainian Armed Forces are concentrating
forces in the area of the settlements of Sacco and
Vanzetti and Razdolovka, north of Artemovsk
(Bakhmut), but they are not taking any
active actions yet — acting head of
the DPR, Pushilin.
7:28am The Central District Military Court - has received a
criminal case against Viktor Rastorguev, who is accused
of preparing a terrorist attack on Uralvagonzavod in
Nizhny Tagil. In 2014, Rastorguev moved to the
Urals from Ukraine, he was detained in
7:15am At the annual meeting with Putin, the Human Rights
Council intends, among other things, to raise the issue of
benefits for the wounded, during the special operation,
the head of the Council, Fadeev, said.
6:33am The Pentagon will continue to support Ukraine,
despite the possible shutdown/suspension of the
work of the US government --- Politico, with
reference to.. the representative of the
Ministry of Defense, Chris Sherwood.
6:15am Air defense forces destroyed two Ukrainian drones -
near the coast of the Crimea and in the Tuapse district of
the Krasnodar Territory, there is no information about
the victims and damage — the Ministry of Defense
of the Russian Federation.
Russian Armed Forces destroyed more
Poland to send older weapons
to Ukraine to fulfill existing
September 22nd, 2:58pm
Poland’s president says his country will fulfill existing arms
supply agreements with Kiev but it may only send more
of its older weapons to the country.
President Andrzej Duda made the remarks to walk back
his prime minister’s comments about not providing
Kiev with more weapons.
Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, said on
Wednesday that the country is “no longer transferring
weapons to Ukraine because we are now arming
Poland with more modern weapons."
Duda said on Thursday that Morawiecki’s remarks
were “interpreted in the worst possible way.”
"In my opinion, the prime minister meant that we won't
be transferring to Ukraine the new weaponry that
we're currently buying, as we modernize the
"As we receive the new weaponry from the US and South
Korea, we will be releasing the weaponry currently used
by the Polish army. Perhaps we will transfer it to
Ukraine,” the president added.
Poland, one of Kiev’s closest allies, is also a key transit
country for weaponry that the United States and other
Western supporters are sending to Ukraine. Poland
has already sent Ukraine 320 Soviet-era tanks
and 14 MiG-29 fighter jets.
It has also signed multiple arms deals - including with the
United States and South Korea, from whom it ordered K2
"Black Panther" tanks and K9 howitzers.
Warsaw's latest announcement about sending its outdated
weapons to Ukraine comes amid a bitter spat with Kiev
over a temporary ban on Ukraine’s grain imports to a
number of European countries.
Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine has closed off
Black Sea shipping lanes used before the war, resulting in
the European Union (EU) becoming a major transit route
and export destination for Ukrainian grain.
The EU agreed to restrict exports to Bulgaria, Hungary,
Poland, Romania and Slovakia in May, seeking to
protect farmers there who blamed the
shipments for a slump in prices
on local markets.
The EU Commission announced last week that it would
let existing restrictions expire. But Poland, Slovakia
and Hungary said they will extend the ban.
In response, Kiev said it would file a complaint with the
World Trade Organization (WTO) against the ban.
Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's President, told the UN General
Assembly on Tuesday that “it is alarming to see how some in
Europe, some of our friends in Europe, play out solidarity in
a political theatre – making a thriller from the grain.”
Zelensky said that the nations involved “may seem to play
their own role but in fact, they are helping set the stage
for a Moscow actor.”
His comments sparked immediate condemnation from
Poland, with the foreign ministry summoning the
Ukrainian ambassador to convey its
than 300 soldiers of the Armed Forces
of Ukraine in Donbass & Zaporozhye
during the day
September 22nd, 2:18pm
The enemy suffered more than half of its losses in the Donetsk
direction, in the area of responsibility of the "Southern" group
of Russian troops.
During a special military operation, units of the Russian Armed
Forces destroyed more than 300 Ukrainian soldiers and
officers in three operational areas over the past day.
This was reported --- by the press service of the
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
According to the ministry, the enemy lost up to 200 Ukrainian
soldiers killed and wounded in the Donetsk direction - in the
area of responsibility of the "Southern" group of Russian
troops. Its units, in cooperation with aviation & artillery,
repelled four attacks, by assault groups of the Armed
Forces of Ukraine (AFU), in the areas of Vodiane and
Marinka, in the Donetsk People's Republic.
In addition to manpower, the enemy lost two infantry fighting
vehicles and three vehicles. In addition, an American M777
howitzer, a Hyacinth-B gun, and a US-made AN/TPQ-36
counter-battery radar station were hit during the
In the South-Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok group
of Russian troops, supported by aviation and artillery,
attacked concentrations of AFU personnel and
equipment in the areas of Elizavetovka,
Novodonetsky and Staromayorsky in
the DPR, as well as Priyutnoye in
the Zaporozhye region.
Up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat
vehicles and three pickup trucks - were destroyed. In
addition an ammunition depot of the Ukrainian tank
brigade was hit in the area of Zelyony Gai (DPR).
In the Zaporizhia direction, Russian fighters with the support
of aviation and artillery defeated concentrations of AFU
personnel and equipment in the areas of Rabochino and
Verbovoye in the Zaporizhia region. Up to 20 Ukrainian
servicemen were killed ----- as well as two armoured
combat vehicles and two vehicles were destroyed.
During the counter-battery fight, the US-made
M777 artillery system, the Gvozdika self-
propelled howitzer, and three
D-30 howitzers, were hit.
Special Military Operation
September 22nd, 2:15pm
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of
the special military operation (22 September 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
continue the special military operation.
In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, in close
cooperation with aviation and artillery, repelled four attacks
launched by AFU assault groups near Vodyanoye and
Maryinka (Donetsk People's Republic).
The enemy's casualties were up to 200 Ukrainian personnel
killed and injured, two infantry fighting vehicles, and three
In addition, in counter-battery warfare, one U.S.-made M777
artillery howitzer, one Giatsint-B gun, as well as one U.S.-
made AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar station
In Krasny Liman direction, the Tsentr Group of Forces,
helicopter strikes, and artillery fire repelled two
attacks launched by assault detachments of
the 12th Special Forces and 5th Territorial
Defence brigades of the Ukrainian Armed
Forces close to Grigorovka (Donetsk
People's Republic) ....and
Up to 30 Ukrainian personnel, three armoured fighting
vehicles, two pickup trucks, and two D-30 howitzers.
In Zaporozhye direction, the Russian Group of Forces in air
strikes and artillery fire defeated a cluster of manpower
and hardware of the enemy near Rabotino and
Verbovoye (Zaporozhye region).
Up to 20 Ukrainian personnel, two armoured fighting
vehicles, and two motor vehicles were eliminated.
In counter-battery warfare, the Russian troops hit one U.S.-
made M777 artillery system, one Gvozdika self-propelled
artillery system, and three D-30 howitzers.
In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Group of
Forces, air strikes and artillery fire delivered strikes
against clusters of AFU manpower and hardware
near Staromayorskoye, Novodonetskoye
(Donetsk People's Republic) ....and
Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).
Up to 110 Ukrainian personnel, two armoured fighting
vehicles, and three pick-up trucks were eliminated.
An ammunition depot of the AFU 1st Tank Brigade has been
hit close to Zelenyi Gai (Donetsk People's Republic).
In Kupyansk direction, the Zapad Group of Forces supported
by aircraft and artillery inflicted fire damage on the enemy
near Artyomovka (Lugansk People's Republic) and
Sinkovka, Berestovoye, and Ivanovka
The enemy's losses were up to 20 Ukrainian troops, two
German-made Leopard tanks, and three motor vehicles.
In counter-battery warfare, the Russian troops hit one
Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery system, one
German-made Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled
howitzer, two Msta-b howitzers, one D-30 gun,
and a Rapira anti-tank gun.
Moreover, an ammunition depot of the 113rd Territorial
Defence Brigade was neutralised close to Liptsy
In Kherson direction, up to 80 Ukrainian servicemen,
seven motor vehicles, and one D-30 howitzer have
been neutralised during the day.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and
Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have engaged
AFU manpower and hardware in 124 areas
during the day.
P-18, ST-68, and PRV-16 radars for detecting and tracking air
targets were destroyed near Novopetrovka (Kherson region).
Five command posts of the AFU's 24th, 28th, and 67th
Mechanised, 100th Territorial Defence brigades, and
15th National Guard Regiment were hit near
Serebryanka, Druzhba, and Dyleyevka
(Donetsk People's Republic).
Air defence systems have intercepted 10
HIMARS MLRS projectiles during the day.
Moreover, 15 unmanned aerial vehicles of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine were shot down near Verkhnekamenka, Lisichansk
(Lugansk People's Republic), Staromikhailovka, Gorlovka
(Donetsk People's Republic), plus Ocheretovatoye,
Chistopolye (Zaporozhye region) and Novaya
Kakhovka (Kherson region).
In total, 475 airplanes and 249 helicopters, 7,035 unmanned
aerial vehicles, 438 air defence missile systems, 12,027
tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,154
combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 6,488 field
artillery cannons and mortars as well as 13,301
units of special military equipment, have been
destroyed in the special military operation.
Kiev regime redeploys 10,000
troops to Rabotino in
September 22nd, 2:06pm (TASS)
Ukraine’s armed forces have redeployed more than
10,000 troops from other sections of the combat
line of engagement in the Zaporozhye area to
the vicinity of Rabotino and Verbovoye,
Vladimir Rogov, leader of the We Are
Together With Russia movement,
"Near Rabotino and Verbovoye, the Ukrainian army has
redeployed reinforcements, from the Vremevka and
Vasilyevka sections of the Zaporozhye area. They
redeployed over 10,000 militants to the Orekhovo
area in addition to those already there. It seems
like the adversary is dispatching everyone
capable of holding a weapon,"
According to his assessment, reinforcing the Ukrainian
grouping in this area may be a sign of preparations for
"If we look at the number of units present here, it is more
than we have seen throughout the entire so-called
Ukrainian counteroffensive:-- 11 brigades, air
assault regiments, special-op forces, three
air reconnaissance groups. This means
that they are getting ready
for something," the
According to Rogov, some of these units, including the
Ukrainian army’s 46th airmobile, 71st jaeger and 82nd
air assault brigades "are not fully staffed brigades,
they have already been battered."
On Thursday, Zaporozhye Region Acting Governor, Yevgeny
Balitsky, said that Ukrainian troops were completing the
redeployment of their units near the village of Rabotino.
In his opinion, the situation will escalate but the enemy
has little chance of success given that "the morale of
the Ukrainian armed forces is very low."
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier that the Ukrainian
armed forces had been making unsuccessful attempts at a
counteroffensive since June 4. On September 12, Russian
President Vladimir Putin said that since then, Ukrainian
troops have lost 71,500 people, 543 tanks and almost
18,000 armoured vehicles of various types. The
Russian head of state noted that the
Ex-adviser to Kuchma: Kiev's authorities
hide information about Russian strikes
September 22nd, 1:32pm
Russia is delivering colossal strikes all over Ukraine, the
destruction is huge, said Oleg Soskin, a former adviser
to the ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.
However, according to him, the Kiev
authorities hide the information
"There is a lot of damage, destruction of various objects, a
powerful blow to Kiev. In other areas, they started hitting
energy facilities," Soskin said, on his YouTube channel.
He accused the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr
Zelensky of not only hiding information about the destruction,
but also persecuting ordinary Ukrainians for spreading
"There is a concealment of information about the
consequences of strikes. Kiev was very badly
affected, entire districts were disconnected,
electricity has not yet been fully restored,"
"Retaliatory strikes" on infrastructure facilities were launched
by Russian troops in October last year, after the terrorist
attack on the Crimean Bridge. Moscow claimed the
involvement in the organization of the attack,
by the Ukrainian special services.
The targets of the Russian military, are objects of
energy, the defense industry, communications
and military administration centres.
Medvedev said that the allies... "do not
put Ukraine even on the Polish penny"
by Yulia Baranova
September 22nd, 1:23pm
Medvedev said that even the closest allies
"no longer put Ukraine on a penny"
Even Ukraine's closest allies have long ceased
to consider it an equal partner. This opinion
was expressed by Deputy Chairman of
the Russian Security Council, Dmitry
Medvedev, in his Telegram channel.
"It is obvious to everyone, that even the closest allies
have not seen Ukraine as an equal partner, for a long
time," he stressed.
He noted that, as soon as a partnership becomes
unprofitable, Ukraine is "turned away from
Medvedev noted that countries "chewed" literally "for a
crust of stale bread": Warsaw extended the ban on the
supply of Ukrainian grain, contrary to the instructions
of the EU Commission. The example of the Poles....
was quickly followed by the Slovaks and
On September 15, Medvedev visited a training ground in the
DPR, near the contact line. He made his visit on behalf of
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Deputy Chairman of the Security Council got acquainted
with the course of training and conditions of service of the
Earlier -- in Warsaw -- they said that Poland is
preparing for war --- against the background
of the defeat of Ukraine.
The head of Ukrainian intelligence Budanov
told about ancestors who "burned Moscow"
September 22nd, 1:13pm
The head of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry
of Defense of Ukraine (GUR), Kirill Budanov, recalled "the
glorious history" of the republic, and spoke about the
ancestors -- who "burned Moscow". He made such
statements in an interview with 1+1 TV channel.
According to Budanov, only Ukraine can claim the status
of the heiress of Kievan Rus. He also accused Russia
of trying to "substitute" history.
"We are the Kievan Rus. From here everything went. It was our
ancestors who burned Moscow in their time. Kievan Rus also
entered Constantinople. We need --- to reclaim our history,
and it is a glorious one," the head of the State Security
Prior to this, Budanov said that Kiev is aware of the state
of weapons stocks.. in Western warehouses. According
to him, while the Western partners have no reason to
refuse Kiev support, he stressed that the Ukrainian
intelligence agency sees this..... "very clearly".
He also stated that the Russian economy
in the context of the continuation of the
conflict in Ukraine.... will last only
Earlier, it became known.. that the head of the State
Security Service of Ukraine decided to go to study
as a political scientist.
Ministry of Defense: Russian serviceman
was killed -- as a result of the AFU strike
on the building of the fleet headquarters
September 22nd, 12:49pm
As a result of an attack by the Ukrainian military on
the historic building of the headquarters of the
Black Sea Fleet, one serviceman was killed,
the Russian Defense Ministry said.
"As a result of the attack, the historical building of the
Black Sea Fleet headquarters was damaged.
According to available information, one
serviceman was killed," the ministry
said in a statement.
The city has declared a stand-off for missile and aviation
hazards, but it is better not to go to the city centre yet,
the authorities said. Roads are closed, and a number
of special events are underway.
Razvozhaev: civilian infrastructure
around the fleet headquarters in
Sevastopol is intact
September 22nd, 12:33pm
In Sevastopol, work continues to extinguish a fire at the
headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet, which arose after
a missile strike. There are enough forces and
resources, said the governor,
"Please - remain calm. The situation is under
the control of emergency services," he said.
According to preliminary information, the civilian
infrastructure around the fleet headquarters
was not affected.
People who were on the street at the time of the
impact were also not injured, the mayor noted.
"Even broken windows have not
been recorded," he wrote
Aksenov: air defense forces
- shot down cruise missiles
over the territory of Crimea
September 22nd, 12:23pm
Over the territory of Crimea, the air defense forces
shot down cruise missiles, said the head of the
republic, Sergey Aksenov.
"Stay calm and trust only official sources
of information," he wrote.
On September 22, the Ukrainian military launched a missile
attack on the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in
Sevastopol, near the Lunacharsky Theatre,
a fragment fell.
Employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are working
at the site of the strike, an airmobile group has been put on
alert and backup equipment has been introduced.
The authorities also reported that everything is calm in
Bakhchisarai, a rocket was shot down by air defense
forces outside the city, grass caught fire from the
wreckage, and now the Ministry of Emergency
Situations is working on the site.
Zelensky threw a tantrum at
the UN General Assembly
September 22nd, 12pm
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was "very
emotional" at the UN General Assembly. This is
reported by the information and analytical
This week, at the UN General Assembly, the Ukrainian
leader's dispute with one of his biggest allies spiraled
out of control, only hinting at the tensions building
behind the scenes.
"During this discussion, he was sometimes very emotional
and fiercely criticized countries that, according to him,
do not supply weapons --- quickly enough," said a
source who participated in the conversation
As the journalists emphasized, the Ukrainian leader began
to suspect his Western curators -- primarily the US --
that their intention to support the Ukrainian
authorities... is beginning to weaken.
The UN General Assembly's High-level Week is being held in
New York from September 19 to 26. The Russian delegation
is headed by Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov.
Earlier, Hannah Kramer, a columnist for the Polish online
publication NiezaleÅ¼ny Dziennik Polityczny, expressed
the opinion that, without the support of NATO, the
fighting in Ukraine will end within a week.
General Qaani Inspects
Military Fronts in Syria:
USA “Root of
September 22nd, 11:40am
Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’
Quds Force Brigadier General Esmaeil Qaani visited Syria,
meeting with several military commanders and popular
figures in Damascus.
General Qaani, also, inspected the various military fronts
witnessing the escalation, and underlining the strategic
relations between Iran and Syria.
The Iranian general stressed that the United States of
America is the root of corruption, anarchy and terror
in the world.
It is worth noting that General Qaani had visited
several countries in the region --- in support of
the resistance groups.
IOF Fatally Shoot Palestinian in Jenin,
Injures Several in Nablus Raid
September 22nd, 10:43am
Early this morning, tragedy struck in Jenin and Nablus as
Israeli occupation forces conducted violent raids in both
cities. In Jenin, a young Palestinian man was fatally shot
and in Nablus, seven civilians were injured and over
130 suffered from tear gas exposure.
Abdullah Abu Hassan, the victim from Jenin, was a resident
of Al-Yamoun town. Reports suggest that occupation forces
opened fire during a raid into the neighboring town of Kafr
Dan, leading to Hassan’s untimely death.
Meanwhile, in Nablus, chaos erupted during an incursion by
Israeli occupation forces into the Rafidiya neighbourhood.
The special forces surrounded a residential building amid
intense gunfire and sent additional reinforcements, as
attacks were reported near the besieged house.
The occupation forces --- then targeted the building
with around four Energa shells, leading to injuries
in scores of civilians.
Source: Israeli and Palestinian media
(translated and edited by Al-Manar
Mirage, F-16 jets - unable to
challenge Russian fighters
— senior legislator
September 21st, 5:53pm (TASS)
Foreign fighter jets Mirage 2000 and F-16, will not be able to
challenge modern Russian fighters in air combat, while the
US-made F-16s, are also hard to maintain and repair, the
head of the State Duma’s defense committee, Andrey
Kartapolov, said about the possible supplies of such
equipment to Kiev.
"Now it's the turn of the Mirage planes. As a platform, yes, it
is capable of performing certain tasks. It has nine mounting
points for weapons. But as an opponent of our modern
fighters in aerial combat the Mirage has absolutely
no chances. Take it from me. The F-16’s results
will be approximately the same," Kartapolov
said on the TV channel Rossiya-24.
He also remarked that the US F-16 fighter is quite
difficult ---- in terms of repairs and maintenance.
"A pilot can be trained, especially the one who already has
flying experience. The most important thing is to train
technical personnel. The F-16... is a rather complex
airplane and hard to maintain and repair. It can't
be serviced with tools as simple as a wrench,"
According to the French portal... Intelligence Online, Kiev and
Paris are close to concluding an agreement -- on the transfer
of Mirage 2000 fighters - from the French Air Force to
Ukraine. In particular, the issue on the agenda is the
acquisition of... an as yet undetermined number of
used fighter jets Mirage 2000D, designed for air
strikes against ground targets.
In addition, in late August, Pentagon spokesman Brigadier
General, Patrick Ryder, announced that a course of
training for Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 fighters,
would begin at a base in the state of Arizona
in October. At the same time, US Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans
and Capabilities Mara Karlin essentially
made it clear in early August that the
F-16s would be handed over to Kiev
only when the Ukrainian army...
is ready to use them.
A woman was injured as a result
of the Ukrainian Armed Forces'
shelling a bus stop in Donetsk
September 21st, 4:47pm
A woman was injured as a result of shelling by the
Ukrainian Armed Forces, at a public transport
stop in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
This is evidenced by the data of the DPR
representative office in the JCCC.
"Donetsk (Petrovsky district) a woman born in 1975
was seriously injured at a public transport stop on
Rationalizatorov Street," the report says.
Earlier, the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav
Gladkov, said that Ukrainian troops shelled the village
of Novaya Tavolzhanka, in Shebekinsky city district.
September 21st, 4:38pm
BBC: Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine, Zaluzhny, is questioned.. in the case
of treason and negligent service.
The BBC Ukrainian Service has learned the details of the
investigation of a criminal case under articles on high
treason and negligent attitude to service (Part 1 of
Article 111 and Part 3 of Article 425 of the
Criminal Code of Ukraine), which was
initiated on April 11, 2022, upon the
rapid advance of the Russian army
in the south of the country in
February of that year.
Sources of the publication reported that in this case,
investigators talked with the commander-in-chief of
the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny. It
doesn't have a procedural status -- but it may
appear, over time. According to the BBC, in
"narrow political circles" this investigation
is called the "Zaluzhny case".
Investigative actions are carried out by the State Bureau of
Investigation of Ukraine. The group also includes members
of the country's Security Service. The BBC contacted both
these agencies with the question of whether Zaluzhny's
name appears in the materials, but the SBU and SBU
refused to provide information.
Journalists note that Mr. Zaluzhny answered questions about
the surrender of the south in the Verkhovna Rada committee
(no date is given). The participants of that conversation
..conveyed the words of the commander-in-chief from
that meeting as follows: in the history of the south,
"everyone will have their own truth."
Valery Zaluzhny has been serving as Commander-in-Chief
of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ------ since July 2021.
According to investigators, in February 2022, mining of bridges
and dams was improperly organized in the Kherson region,
which allowed the Russian army to quickly move from
Crimea.... deep into the Ukrainian south.
Since the beginning of the investigation, according to the
BBC --- more than 50 people have been questioned in the
case - military personnel, SBU officers and former heads
of the Kherson region administration.
Commander of the Defense Forces Sergey Nayev;
Former commanders of the South group of forces,
Generals Andrey Kovalchuk and Andrey Sokolov;
commanders of military formations
that are part of the Yug group;
former Chief of the General Staff,
General Ruslan Khomchak;
former head of the Kherson region — former head of
the regional military administration Hennadiy
Laguta. On September 16, he was found
dead in Kiev;
ex-commander of the 59th separate motorized
infantry brigade, which defended the south,
Colonel Alexander Vinogradov.
According to the BBC, no one has yet been charged
in the case, but "it is likely that this may happen
in the near future."
The material of journalists refers to another case related
to the surrender of the south— in relation to the former
head of the Main Directorate of the SBU in the Crimea,
Oleg Kulinich. He was arrested in July 2022.
Officials of the investigative bodies of Ukraine stated that
the fact of cooperation between Mr. Kulinich and the
Russian special services had been established.
On October 17, 2023, the court will start
considering his case.
Speaker of the Ukrainian Air Force:
Kiev does not need outdated
September 21st, 2:07pm
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) do not need French Mirage
2000 fighters and other outdated models of military aircraft.
This was stated at a briefing in the media centre "Ukraine"
by the representative of the Air Forces of Ukraine,
"Any help is important to us, but not in the form of Mirage
2000. We have already talked about this, many times,"
said Mr. Ignat (quoted by TASS).
He added that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not
interested.... in US A-10 attack aircraft, either.
"We can't afford to take anything from the aviation
fleet right now. This is simply not rational, it will
simply exhaust the work of our people,"
Yuri Ignat said.
The Mirage 2000 is a French multirole fighter aircraft
developed in the 1970s. It has been in service since
1984. It was the main combat aircraft of the French
Air Force, but since 2006 -- it has been replaced.
The Mirage 2000 assembly line was shut down in 2007.
It is in service with several countries in Asia, Europe
and Latin America.
The representative of the Air Force also denied the
information that Ukrainian pilots are currently
undergoing training in France. Earlier, the
publication Intelligence Online (IO),
wrote that the Armed Forces of
Ukraine are mastering Mirage
2000s, in France.
According to IO, Paris and Kiev were also close to transferring
Mirage 2000 fighters from the French Air Force arsenal to the
Ukrainian Armed Forces. This process took place within the
framework of the agreements that the countries reached
In early September, the presidents of France and Ukraine held
a telephone conversation, following which Vladimir Zelensky
announced that an "important agreement" had been
reached on training Ukrainian Armed Forces pilots
to fly the Mirage 2000.
Military chronicle reported: what