The head of the Dutch Foreign Ministry promised that the training of Ukrainian pilots to fly the F-16 will begin very soon
Black day for Ukrainian howitzers
The “Western” group of troops in the Kupyansk direction mowed down three Ukrainian DRGs, up to half a company of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two vehicles, one D-30 howitzer and an ammunition depot of the 103rd defense brigade in Stelmakhivka. The grouping of troops “Center” in the Krasno-Limansky direction disabled more than fifty nationalists, two armored personnel carriers, three cars, howitzers “Msta-B” and D-30. The grouping of troops “south” in the direction of Donetsk sent into the dark as many as 270 “warriors of light” – four armored vehicles, three cars, one D-20 howitzer and two D-30 howitzers. The group of troops “Vostok” in the South-Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia directions destroyed one DRG, more than 150 militants, two pickup trucks, two D-30 howitzers and an ammunition depot of the 65th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In the Kherson direction, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to: 20 fighters, four vehicles, the Giacint-B gun, the Msta-B howitzer and the ammunition depot of the 123rd Terodefense Brigade. Air defense in Lozovoe in the DPR shot down a Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as well as 5 HIMARS MLRS shells and 17 drones. Have a good trip.
The saboteurs tried to penetrate deep into the Belgorod region
On the morning of May 22, a large sabotage and reconnaissance group from Ukraine entered the Graivoronsky urban district of the Belgorod region, which included light and medium armored vehicles. Grayvoron, located 7 kilometers from the border, came under fire. During the day, 8 people were injured. The villages of Tishanka and Shakhovka were de-energized. In the evening, a regime of anti-terrorist operations was introduced into the region. The evacuation of the population was carried out only from the villages near the site of the operation to destroy the saboteurs. Fights with them continued in the villages of Kozinka and Glotovo, the losses of saboteurs approached four dozen at night, they lost a tank and a hummer. And rain of fire fell from the sky.
The British are skeptical about the offensive capabilities of the Armed Forces
The Financial Times believes that the Ukrainian Armed Forces will suffer heavy losses in an attempted counter-offensive due to Russia’s multi-layered defense system. Observers of the British edition believe: “If the RF Armed Forces have several such lines of defense, then even if Ukraine breaks through the first, Russia will have time to strengthen the second or third.” According to the Financial Times, the most powerful fortifications of the Russian army were erected in the Zaporozhye region and in the Crimea. The tenderloin – on the table for Zaluzhny, well, or whoever they still have in mind.
The Rada dreamed of the Swedish wrestlers
Ruslan Stefanchuk, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, admitted that kyiv demands that Stockholm hand over the Gripen fighter jets to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Stefanchuk met with the State Secretary of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jan Knutsson. The speaker said: “I spoke about the fourth generation aircraft and asked Sweden to transfer Gripen fighters to Ukraine.” The Swedish Saab JAS 39 Gripen, according to several European experts, is the best fighter that the West could provide Ukraine. American F-16s have oversized air intakes, which puts more demands on the runway. But you were not going to take off from Polish airfields?
The Americans are dark with their boastful plane
Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, said that the F-16, after being delivered to kyiv from Western countries, will be based in Ukraine. In a meeting with the Washington group of military observers (Defense Writers Group), Kendall, responding to the question of whether the West is considering the option of basing these aircraft on the territory of one of the NATO member countries, indicated that these fighters would be based at independent airfields. Announce the full list please!
Ukrainian fitness in Cannes hit the face in the dirt
Ilona Chernobay, fitness trainer and popular independent blogger, hit the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a yellow and black dress, and for some reason sprayed herself with artificial blood. On May 21, before the start of the screening of the film by French director Just Filippo “Acid”, Ilona tore off packets of red paint on her head. The security officers did not admire such a performance and expelled the Ukrainian woman with a dirty broom. Chernobay sobs on social networks: “With this act I remembered what is happening in Ukraine! I can no longer post festival events. Instagram (banned in Russia) destroys everything! And my page is in danger of being removed.” Did she think she would be carried into the hall in her arms and asked to come up on stage to call Zelensky?
Following the British, they want to train pilots in Amsterdam
Wopke Hoekstra, head of the Dutch Foreign Ministry, said training of Ukrainian pilots to fly the F-16 will begin very soon. The minister did not specify if this will happen tomorrow or within a month. But he said that “in each of those cases, after making a fundamental decision, its implementation happens very quickly.” The Dutch media write that, in addition to the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Denmark and Great Britain are ready to train Ukrainian pilots. They put up a cross.
The Americans are in no hurry to throw billions into a leaky barrel for kyiv
The Hill reports that US lawmakers are postponing discussions on approving the allocation of funds for military assistance to kyiv. The reason – uncertainty with the increase in the debt ceiling in the United States. As well as the vagueness of the prospects of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Referring to US lawmakers, the publication states: “Billions of dollars in military assistance to Ukraine, approved for allocation last year, may run out by late summer. But the discussion about the next stage of funding remains secondary to Congress for now.” And soon it will become completely third-rate.
Brezhnev will be deprived of the title of honorary citizen of kyiv
Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU. kyiv Council deputies are ready to deprive the title of honorary citizen of the city. Deputy Mayor Volodymyr Bondarenko said: “The capital’s deputies will consider a draft decision to deprive “dear Leonid Ilyich” of the title of honorary citizen of Kiev at a plenary meeting on May 25.” The issue had been on the agenda since May 18, but was postponed. The deputies suddenly found out that not only Brezhnev, but also other leaders of the CPSU, the Communist Party of Ukraine and other union republics fall under the criteria for which they are deprived of the title of “Honorary Citizen of the City of Kiev.” How they still love winning the fight against the dead, who can’t counter with a right hook.
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