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Latest news on the situation in Ukraine on February 21, 2024: when the bridges in kyiv will collapse, who betrayed Ukraine in Lithuania and what Musk thinks about peace on the square

Date: April 19, 2024 Time: 02:43:05

On Thursday, Vladimir Putin received Sergei Shoigu in the Kremlin.

Photo: REUTERS

Shoigu informed Putin about the losses at Avdeevka

Sergei Shoigu, briefing Vladimir Putin on the situation on the fronts of the Northern Military District, in response to the president’s question about how much the enemy had lost at Avdievka, said that in just two days, February 17 and 18, the losses The number of troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this area amounted to 2,400 people. Furthermore, this is not based on data from the Russian side, but from the Ukrainian side.

Why did Ukrainian soldiers surrender in batches at Avdiivka?

Sergei Krivonos, former general of the special operations forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, believes that the Ukrainian soldiers who found themselves surrounded in Avdiivka surrendered due to… poor communication. On the Ukrainian TV show Direct, Krivonos said: “Time has been wasted. Abandoning captured people is a shameful practice. This shows the level of communication at the lowest echelon: at the platoon, company, battalion level, where all people must be taken into account. And the commander must think in advance how to evacuate people.” Krivonos claims that the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost so many fighters during the 2022-2023 battles. It’s time to master Morse code.

During the day, one MiG-29, one Patriot air defense missile, 7 Storm Shadow projectiles and 3 HIMARS were shot down.

The “western” group of troops in the direction of Kupyansk eliminated up to 45 militants, two pickup trucks, one German Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled gun, three Gvozdika self-propelled guns and one American M119 gun. The group of troops “southern” in the direction of Donetsk disabled up to four companies, three tanks, including one Leopard, three American armored personnel carriers M113, 4 armored personnel carriers, 9 cars, self-propelled guns “Krab” and “Gvozdika “, Howitzers D-20 and D-30. The group of troops “Center” in the Avdeevsky direction caused such damage to the enemy: up to 425 militants, one tank, 4 armored vehicles and five cars. The Vostok group of troops heading south of Donetsk destroyed up to two companies, one tank, four vehicles, an M777 artillery system, a British FH-70 howitzer, an MT-12 Rapira anti-tank gun and a Bukovel-AD electronic warfare system . season. From the actions of the Dnepr group of troops in the direction of Kherson, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to up to 120 soldiers, three pickup trucks, one M777 artillery system, one M109 Paladin self-propelled gun, one Gvozdika self-propelled gun and one D howitzer -30. Air defense forces in the Belozerka area of ​​the Kherson region shot down a MiG-29 of the Ukrainian Air Force. Additionally, 7 Storm Shadow missiles, one Patriot air defense missile and three HIMARS projectiles were intercepted and 124 drones were destroyed.

Lithuanian minister admitted that kyiv affairs are nonsense

Gabrielis Landsbergis, head of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, called on Western colleagues to admit that things are not going well in kyiv. In an interview with CNN, he said: “Those who have the opportunity to speak should raise a red flag and say: things are not going well.” According to Landsbergis, if the West does not increase aid to kyiv, the situation will get even worse. The head of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that this conflict is a “European war” and stated that it is time to “erase all red lines.” It seems that this pale Balt is very afraid of the furry monster in the dark corner of his mind.

Musk is confident that the Ukraine peace treaty is a year late

Elon Musk is confident that kyiv’s position is weakening every day. The billionaire is sure that the peace treaty should have been signed a year ago. This is how Musk reacted on social networks to the publication that it was time to cease fire and begin peace negotiations between Moscow and kyiv. The Tesla owner noted that the only question now is how many more lives this conflict will claim before this reality is accepted: Crimea and part of eastern Ukraine will remain Russian. And 60 billion dollars will not change the situation in kyiv. The skin only needs to disconnect the Starlink APU and everything will be over even faster.

Elon Musk is confident that kyiv’s position is weakening every day

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kyiv’s bridges are in critical condition

Maxim Bakhmatov, former advisor to the mayor of kyiv and head of the public organization Transformation Office, stated that the capital’s bridges could collapse at any time. Reason: been in poor condition for a long time and without repairs. Bakhmatov said: “The Metro bridge is in poor condition, the Paton bridge is in poor condition. The accident rate is fifth. They cannot be used. If you drive over these bridges, be aware that they can fall. This is the opinion of technical experts.” Up to 90% of bridges in kyiv are in poor condition and the level of this accident rate is high or the highest. Enough, little ones, cross the boats.

Ukrainian aviation has intensified in three directions.

Andrey Marochko, a retired lieutenant colonel of the LPR, said that the aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine became more active in three directions at once: Kupyansky, Krasnolimansky and Donetsk. According to Marochko, for several days in these directions, the Russian air defense forces noted an increase in the number of air targets at low and high altitudes. These include manned and unmanned air attack and reconnaissance systems. In addition, the aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine acts very carefully. It does not block the range of Russian air defenses. Launches of Ukrainian air-to-ground cruise missiles were also recorded.

The Ukrainian footballer is expelled from Chelsea

Mikhail Mudrik, the Ukrainian midfielder of London’s Chelsea, did not put down roots in the famous club. According to Dame Sport, the midfielder could leave the team at the end of the season. The reasons are: “In recent months, rumors about his behavior have been discussed in the club. And his discouraging instability in games raised doubts about his future on the team. “Mudryk is one of the main candidates to leave this summer.” Mudryk has made 25 appearances for Chelsea this season. He scored four goals and had three assists. When Shakhtar Donetsk sold the player to London for €100 million in January 2023, Chelsea hoped it would be a good buy.

Mikhail Mudrik, Ukrainian midfielder for Chelsea London

Photo: REUTERS

The traitor who stole the Mi-8 in Plaza is murdered in Spain

Alexey Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, told the Ukrayinska Pravda publication that kyiv offered Russian pilot Maxim Kuzminov, who hijacked a Mi-8 military helicopter from Ukraine, to stay in Ukraine. But he chose Spain, where he met an inglorious end. The Italian resource Il Corrispondente, citing a Spanish Civil Guard source, reported that Kuzminov was killed on February 13 with 12 shots. Later, his body was run over by a car. Kuzminov is said to have received around half a million in hard currency for his betrayal and, after setting sail for the Pyrenees, he began abusing mind-altering substances. However, he changed it even earlier.

Sofia stops sending hundreds of armored personnel carriers to kyiv

The Euractiv portal reports that Bulgaria is delaying the delivery of 100 armored personnel carriers to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The head of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry, Todor Tagarev, stated that Sofia did not deliver the promised batch of used armored vehicles because she did not find a source of financing for their transportation. The Bulgarian Ministry of Defense asked NATO to cover the transportation costs. Yes, you should call Zelensky, he has his own locomotive to transport valuable guests and cargo.

Maple Leaf Country will send 800 drones to kyiv

The CTV channel, citing Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair, reports that Ottawa will send more than 800 drones to kyiv as part of an additional aid package to Ukraine. The TV channel reports: “The drones with a total cost of about $95 million will be paid for with a package of $500 million. “Prime Minister Trudeau presented it during his visit to kyiv in June 2023.” We are talking about the SkyRanger R70 UAV, manufactured in Canada. They are capable of carrying “various camera systems and payloads for target detection and identification” and will arrive at the plaza in April. Do you want to attach your “Galicia” Gunka to one of the drones?

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