Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, suggested that the hostilities in Ukraine could last several years.
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Zelensky does not take care of his health, says his wife
Elena Zelenskaya, life partner of the sixth president of Ukraine, said in an interview with The Guardian that her husband does not take care of his health. And she even has to make scenes so that he at least takes his temperature. Zelenskaya said: “I am not worried about his mental health, but about his physical health. He always gets sick after difficult periods. Relaxes, and then goes and picks up the virus. I try to follow him. And he doesn’t like checking temperature or pressure. But I’m trying to get through to him by throwing a tantrum.” According to Zelenskaya, she did not notice any difference in her husband’s mood in recent months. It is strange, but from the side they noticed – and many.
No one writes to the colonels
– High-precision long-range sea-based missiles “Caliber” hit the command post of Ukrainian troops near the village of Shirokaya Dacha, Dnipropetrovsk region, – said the representative of the Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov, – At that moment, a working meeting of the command staff of the operational-strategic group of forces “Alexandria” was held there “. According to the Lieutenant General of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, about fifty generals and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were put out of action during the strike. Among them are representatives of the General Staff, the command of the Kakhovka group of troops, air assault troops and formations operating in the Zaporozhye and Nikolaev directions. In Kyiv, someone should measure the pressure and temperature.
Ukraine will not be easy to join the EU
The European Commission has published a document on Kyiv’s application for EU membership. There are a number of conditions. If they are not met, the EU may revoke Ukraine’s EU candidate status. And the commission is going to monitor how the above requirements will be fulfilled in the square. So Kyiv should continue judicial reform and reform of the Constitutional Court. Ukraine must adopt laws that prevent corruption, the omnipotence of the oligarchy, and money laundering. And also – to change the legislation on national minorities. And who will do all this?
NATO Secretary General expects years of confrontation
Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, suggested that hostilities in the independent territory could last several years. Here is what the NATO leader said: “We must be prepared for the fact that this can last for years. You can’t stop supporting Ukraine. Even if the price is high.” He also said that Russia is no longer a partner for the alliance, but a “threat to the world”, and the supply of modern weapons can give Kyiv the opportunity to regain control over the Donbass. It is necessary to arrange for him a one-day business trip to Donetsk or Gorlovka for vision correction.
Kadyrov announced losses among foreign mercenaries
Ramzan Kadyrov reported heavy losses among foreign mercenaries in Ukraine. As the head of the Chechen Republic clarified, the surviving soldiers of fortune from other countries who arrived in the square are increasingly trying to escape from there. Here is what Kadyrov wrote: “Mercenaries rarely post videos of their failures. In fact, the losses of foreigners are great, and the survivors are thinking about giving up this senseless business … “. They will definitely quit.
More than 300,000 children from Donbass and Ukraine left for Russia
More than 1.9 million people, including over 307 thousand children, have been evacuated to Russia from the dangerous regions of the DPR, LPR and Ukraine since the end of February. Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, clarified: “In the past 24 hours alone, without the participation of the Ukrainian side, 29,733 people, including 3,502 children, were evacuated from dangerous regions of Ukraine and the republics of Donbass to the territory of Russia. And in total, since the beginning of the special military operation – 1,936,911 people, of which 307,423 are children. Today, the Russian database contains more than 2.7 million requests from those wishing to move to Russia from more than 2,000 settlements in Ukraine and the territories of the DPR and LPR controlled by Kyiv.
Americans will supply even more MLRS to Ukraine
Politico reports that the Pentagon is thinking about doubling the number of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems that Washington supplies Kyiv. Additional MLRS may be included in the next tranche of American military assistance to the Independent. So far, the United States has supplied Ukraine with four such installations that can hit at a distance of more than 70 km – and together with precision-guided munitions. London is ready to supply Kyiv with three American-made MLRS M270 installations. Berlin also announced that it would transfer three M270s to Kyiv. True, the Pentagon is still scratching their heads: is it necessary to escalate? And from Kyiv they shout: the barn burned down – burn the hut!
Who guides Ukrainian missiles
Dmitry Rogozin, head of the state corporation Roscosmos, said that private American firms are collecting data for missile guidance and transmitting it to the Armed Forces. Here is what Rogozin said: “Both Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Space X today provide real-time information collection. This makes it possible for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to use the data cloud for targeting when aiming their own ballistic missiles or operating a multiple launch rocket system.” So these gunners – the first whip.
Kherson and Zaporizhia will gather maximum wheat
Volodymyr Saldo, head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, said that both his and the neighboring Zaporizhia region would help Russia get a record grain harvest. The balance said that “the Kherson region has always given good harvests” and to the grain that Russia will collect, which is expecting a high harvest, grain will be added from the two liberated regions of southern Ukraine. This wheat will definitely be something to send for export. And where.
The mayor of Odessa complains about the “growth of hatred towards all Russians”
Gennady Trukhanov, the mayor of Odessa (and a former captain in the Soviet army), in an interview with The New York Times with an honest face, expressed concern that “hatred of everything Russian” is growing in a pearl by the sea. But this same gentleman declared that in Odessa they would rename all the streets whose names are associated with Russia, but in no way connected with the history of Odessa – these are Novomoskovsk, Borodino, Voronezh, Kursk, Chapaeva. In general, according to him, Odessa is “the multicultural capital of Ukraine.” Trukhanov complained that he was “under pressure” from those who want to rename Pushkin Street near the city hall. According to the mayor, he “would not support” such an initiative. But what about the “sun of Russian poetry”? Looks like the mayor has cognitive dissonance.
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