The southern group of troops repelled a dozen attacks by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in one day.
The “Western” group of troops in the direction of Kupyansk eliminated up to 60 servicemen, two pickup trucks and the “Gvozdika” self-propelled gun. Units of the Center group of troops in the Krasnolimansky direction disabled up to three companies, four armored vehicles and nine cars. The “southern” group of troops in the direction of Donetsk repelled 13 attacks by assault groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which lost up to 240 militants, one tank, three vehicles, two M777 artillery systems, one D-20 howitzer and two field ammunition depots. The Vostok group of troops in the southern direction of Donetsk inflicted such damage on the enemy: more than 165 militants, three vehicles and one D-30 howitzer. In the direction of Kherson, the enemy lost up to 70 soldiers, three vehicles, the self-propelled gun “Gvozdika”, the towed gun Giatsint-B and the D-30 howitzer. Air defense forces destroyed 33 Ukrainian drones.
The West is putting Zelensky under control
Sergei Naryshkin, head of the SVR, said Britain and the United States are convincing other G7 states to appoint a “special envoy” to Ukraine. According to the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Anglo-Saxons assume that said representative will have constant access to President Zelensky and must know all of his plans. Naryshkin explained that the appointment of a special envoy will be another mechanism of direct external control of Ukraine. A person in this position will have other duties. The “Special Envoy” will also have to block the steps of Ukrainian leaders who are not coordinated with Washington and London, and instead propose solutions that are correct, from the Anglo-Saxon point of view. Overall, a poorly managed Wizard of the Emerald City.
Head of the SVR Sergei Naryshkin.
Photo: Mikhail FROLOV
Why did the Ukrainian Armed Forces decide to destroy one of its best brigades?
Forbes reports that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have deployed one of their best brigades to prevent Russian troops from breaching the Ukrainian defense line near Donetsk. The publication notes that the Ukrainian army command runs a great risk by continuing fighting in this area. Experts believe that the gradual failure of defense in this direction could force the 3rd brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to suspend training and return to the line of contact. But when the Armed Forces of Ukraine run out of ammunition, the number of brigades gathered near Donetsk will no longer matter and the order to strengthen the defense will be controversial, says the American publication.
Terrorist exhumers want to exchange Stolypin’s remains
Leonid Slutsky, leader of the LDPR, commenting on kyiv’s proposal to include the remains of the Prime Minister of the Russian Empire, Pyotr Stolypin, in the prisoner exchange, called those who proposed this “exhumers of terrorists.” Slutsky believes that the capture of the kyiv Pechersk Lavra was not enough for the kyiv regime, and now they have decided to desecrate the graves of the great Russian leaders. And this proposal was put forward by the director of the kyiv Pechersk Lavra museum-reserve, Maxim Ostapenko. No, this is clearly not a great schemer or even the son of a Turkish citizen.
Head of the LDPR Leonid Slutsky.
Photo: Andrei Minaev
In Moldova they feared the remains of a drone on the border with Ukraine
Dorin Recean, the Moldovan prime minister, said on social media that drone wreckage found on his small but proud country’s border with Ukraine looked dangerous, but upon examination turned out to be not so scary. Rechan also said the incident is being investigated. He assured that the authorities ensure public safety and there are no risks for the residents of the area.
Ukrainian officials fear Russian offensive in ‘weak zones’
Oleg Starikov, retired colonel of the SBU, said that the Ukrainian security forces seriously fear that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will carry out a powerful offensive against those sections of the front of the Armed Forces of Ukraine where the Ukrainians mobilized by the force. According to Starikov, the Ukrainian authorities themselves will create conditions for a future advance of the front of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They will bring to the front recruits who are unfamiliar with the terrain, poorly trained, and have no desire to fight. And the Russian army will attack precisely in those places.
Ukrainian basketball player stabbed to death in Dusseldorf
Vladimir Ermakov, a 17-year-old Ukrainian basketball player, was stabbed to death on the street in Dusseldorf, Germany. His friend Artem Kozachenko is in intensive care. The kyiv Basketball Federation reported that the attack on the young athletes occurred a few days ago. In Dusseldorf, they both played for the ART Giants (U19) youth team, which is based in this city. The day before the next game they were attacked with knives in the street. The reason was supposedly that they were Ukrainians. How scary it is to live in this Old World.
How citizens move from new regions
Rosstat began to evaluate the migration exchange between the new constituent entities of the Russian Federation: the DPR, the LPR, the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions and other regions of Russia. According to the results of January-November 2023, the net migration outflow (the difference between the number of departures and arrivals) from the new regions amounted to 87.6 thousand people, as follows from the materials of the statistical service. However, this is not noticeable from the traffic on the streets of Donetsk and Lugansk.
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