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Latest news on the situation around Ukraine on January 18, 2023: The offensive on Maryinka, a turning point in the battle for the total liberation of the DPR and the shame of the West

Date: June 1, 2023 Time: 17:25:30

Aleksey Arestovich wrote a letter of resignation from the post of adviser to the office of the President of Ukraine.

Saboteurs and paratroopers destroyed

According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, in the Kupyansk direction, the artillery of the Western Military District struck the positions of the 14 and 92 mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the 103 brigade of the territory. defense in the areas of Dvurechnaya, Timkovka, Ivanovka, the Kharkov region and Novoselovsky in the LPR. In the Liman Pervy area of ​​​​the Kharkov region, the Ukrainian DRG was destroyed. In this direction, enemy losses exceeded 50 fighters. In the Krasno-Limansky direction, the artillery of the Central Military District fired on accumulations of manpower and equipment of the 71 Jaeger, 80 and 95 airborne infantry battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 15 National Guard Regiment near from Grigorovka, Serebryanka in the DPR and west of the village of Chervonaya Dibrova in the LPR. More than 70 combatants died there. In the Donetsk direction, the units of the Southern Military District, in cooperation with the paratroopers, continued the offensive. More than 60 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, three armored fighting vehicles and six vehicles were destroyed during the day.

Skyscrapers in Maryinka under Russian control

Denis Pushilin, head of the DPR, said that all high-rise buildings in the city of Marinka, west of Donetsk, are controlled by Russian forces. He also pointed out that the Russian army was clearing the territory meter by meter. And he expressed the hope that in the very near future Maryinka would come completely under the control of the DPR. Earlier, Pushilin reported that a turning point had come in the liberation of the entire territory of the republic. According to him, Maryinka was almost completely under the control of the Russian army, but the enemy managed to gain a foothold in the suburban residential sector. Now the outskirts have been cleared.

Arestovich admitted the curvature of the air defense and got out

An adviser to Zelensky’s office, Arestovich, wrote a letter of resignation after the scandal because he admitted that it was the air defense of the square that was to blame for the explosion at a high-rise building in Dnepropetrovsk. In this city, Ukrainian media reported on Saturday, the entrance to a residential building collapsed. Arestovich, airing one of the YouTube channels, said that a rocket fell and exploded on the building, which was shot down by self-propelled air defense systems. After that, the head of Zelensky’s office faced a wave of criticism. Rada deputies began to collect signatures for Arestovich’s resignation, and Boris Filatov, the mayor of Dnepropetrovsk, called the politician bad words and asked the SBU to check him for lice. The aide to Zelensky’s office chief quickly went back on his words, issued an apology and promptly resigned. There is no doubt: Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners never miss, they aim at their own.

The IAEA is trying to control the Ukrainian atom

Rafael Grossi, IAEA director general, said the organization creates permanent missions at all nuclear power facilities in Ukraine. In particular, such a mission has already been organized at the nuclear power plant in South Ukraine. According to Grossi, IAEA representatives came to the square “to stay and help ensure nuclear security during the current conflict.” He also stated that “despite all the difficulties”, the IAEA is in Ukraine, working with the Ukrainian side: “And now we are establishing our permanent presence here.” Well done, he takes a cake from the shelf.

Klitschko blows up Davos with his proposals

Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, noted that at the Davos International Economic Forum he was honored with a meeting with Robert Habek, Vice Chancellor – Minister of Economy of Germany. The former boxing champion on his telegram channel said that further support and assistance from Germany was discussed during the negotiations. In particular, it concerned the transfer of weapons. “Positive decisions have been made,” Klitschko rejoiced. And he promised that “good news” would come soon. Well, for whom?

Delivery of heavy tanks to Kyiv is a disgrace for the West

Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, called it shameful to discuss the supply of armored vehicles instead of discussing global economic problems at the World Economic Forum in Davos. So he wrote: “Shame, to say the least. There is a capacious Russian word for the same letter. At the Davos forum they are discussing… the supply of tanks to Ukraine. Medvedev believes that “it is good that there are no Russian or Chinese businesses today.” And he noted that in the Old World, probably, they are counting on the fact that the “tank coalition” will bring the “division of Ukraine into parts” closer. The air is fresh in the Swiss Alps, the wind of my hopes drifts there…

Why Chelsea are crazy about the Ukrainian star

Former coach of the Russian national team, CSKA and Rubin, Leonid Slutsky, commented on the transfer of Ukrainian midfielder Mikhail Mudrik from Donetsk Shakhtar (which is based in Lviv) to London Chelsea for 100 million euros. Slutsky said: “100 million for a player who entered the field in several Champions League matches, how is that in general? Chelsea is not a team for the future, it is a team for the present. A future player cannot be worth 100 million. So far, Mudrik is a player who just runs very well.” Mudrik’s contract with Chelsea is for 8.5 years. This season, the 22-year-old midfielder has scored 7 goals in 12 league appearances. Well, in London, for Of course, it will blossom and begin to ozonate the air with live sterling and endless goals.

The Swedes offer to give Russian money to Kyiv

Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU, declared the priority of supporting Ukraine for EU countries. And he proposed using frozen Russian assets in the West to restore the Ukrainian economy. Christersson spoke in Strasbourg: “We must ensure that the union maintains its economic, political, humanitarian and military support for Ukraine. We must ensure that reforms continue in Ukraine on the road to EU membership. And we must work to solve the problems of resuming economic life and restoring Ukraine together with all our international partners.” As they said politically incorrectly in the famous Soviet western: “work, blacks, the sun is still high”.

What Kyiv is preparing the city of Zaporozhye

Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, said that Ukrainian troops are preparing the city of Zaporozhye for street fighting. According to him, work is underway to create fortified areas in the suburbs of the regional center, and infrastructure facilities in the city itself are being mined. Serious engineering work is underway at various factories to create shelters for militants, ammunition depots, and military equipment. Rogov said that the Ukrainian army is building several lines of fortifications at once. You can dig into the ground, but you can’t get out of there…

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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