The latest news about the situation around Ukraine on June 2, 2022: Avdiivka garrison is being dried up, a referendum on joining Russia is expected, the supply of air defense systems from Berlin is in doubt

Lysychansk group is cut off from Ukrainian supplies

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Lysychansk group is cut off from Ukrainian supplies

Rodion Miroshnik, the LPR ambassador to Russia, announced that the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic had taken control of the only road from Seversk to Lisichansk. A grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is senselessly trying to keep the defense there. Between 5,000 and 7,000 Ukrainian fighters have actually found themselves surrounded. The road towards Seversk, through which the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried ammunition and changed personnel, under the guns and fire of the allied forces. After the allied units occupied a number of settlements south of Lisichansk, this formed a cauldron in the area of ​​Gorsky and Zolote. Kyiv, taking into account the experience of Mariupol, needs to take care of the “correct” photo and video sequence of the “organized evacuation” from Lisichansk and Severodonetsk in advance. And then surrender has already begun along the entire front line. And then you have to admit to landing in a puddle. That’s how a habit develops.

In Russian captivity, the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister counted 2 thousand “warriors of light”

Irina Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, said that about 2,000 military forces of the country were captured (problems with arithmetic – about 2,500 surrendered in Mariupol alone). According to the politician, the Ukrainian side regularly appeals to the International Red Cross with letters of appeal to promote “humane treatment” of prisoners and their speedy release. Yes, everything is already humane, and everyone, the time will come, will be returned – well, except for those who go to the tribunal and either sit down deeply or lie down completely.

Passenger ships will go from Berdyansk and Mariupol to Crimea

Georgy Muradov, Crimea’s permanent representative to the Russian president and deputy prime minister of the republic’s government, said that it is interested in restoring maritime passenger and cargo communications with ports. He announced the plans of the Crimea to establish maritime communication with the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol. And he stressed that these routes are historical. Said it was part of economic integration. Muradov said: “Sea communication will definitely work, because the need to transport goods and people will increase.” It is good when roads are open to people not only by land, but also by sea.

Ukrainians are trying to destroy the granaries of Donbass

In the LPR in the city of Rubizhnoye, after shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, an elevator for 30 thousand tons of grain caught fire. The elevator complex opened in 2020. It was hit by shells fired from Lysychansk. The population of Rubizhne comes to pick up their grain, since there are only a few shops in the city, many people do not have money, Ukrainian cards are not valid in the village. Earlier, the grain from the elevator in the Mariupol port was spoiled by militants – they tried to burn it. There have been attempts to damage granaries in the Kherson region, in Melitopol. The well-known principle is “if you don’t eat it, I’ll bite it.”

Kyiv “almost captured Kherson” – but only in its imagination

Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian, mocked Kyiv’s statements that the heroic offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine allowed them to “recapture Kherson.” Stremousov said: “They have zero prospects for an offensive. All their counteroffensives are purely informational. All attempts in recent months have ended in nothing. And how do the inhabitants of the region react to such horror stories? Stremousov believes that people are tired of these constant threats of offensives. Streumosov added that any advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine towards the Kherson region, where the steppe is all around, ends for the Ukrainians in defeat and significant losses.

British mercenaries ask for mercy

British mercenaries Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin, as well as Moroccan Saadun Brahim, sentenced to death in the DPR for mercenarism and participation in hostilities on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, are preparing an appeal against the verdict. They also began to prepare petitions for clemency. This was announced by Sean Pinner’s lawyer Yulia Tserkovnikova. Earlier, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that he sees no reason for a pardon. In the DPR, capital punishment is carried out by firing squad. This greatly angers Americans who humanely put suicide bombers in the electric chair or inject poison into a vein.

Ukrainians dislike American and Turkish drones

According to Foreing Policy, Ukrainian pilots believe that using American MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones is dangerous, and Turkish Bayraktar TB2 is useless. There are contradictions between officers and chiefs of staff regarding the use of UAVs. In the square, they are increasingly concerned that Russian air defenses can detect and shoot down the Gray Eagle without big problems. According to Ukrainians, American drones are capable of working out one, maximum, two missions. Moreover, on the eve it became known that Washington suspended the deal for the sale of MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Kyiv – the Yankees fear that their equipment may end up with the Russian military. There is also an opinion that there are problems with training officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to work with these UAVs, as well as with logistics. The Turkish drones of the Ukrainians were completely disappointed. They did not bring victory to the lads on their wings, they burn like kites.

Urals thank Macron for “Caesars”

At the famous Uralvagonzavod, French President Macron was thanked for the Caesar self-propelled guns. So the company commented on the message about the capture by the Russian armed forces of guns in good condition. According to the French politician Régis de Castelnau, the captured guns were sent to Nizhny Tagil for study. “Good afternoon, Mr Regis. We ask you to convey our gratitude to President Macron for the donated self-propelled guns. The equipment, of course, is so-so … Not like our MSTA-S! But, in the economy it will come in handy. Send more – we’ll figure it out, ”the UVZ commented on the news. On June 16, France handed over 12 CAESAR (Caesar) howitzers to Ukraine.

Jet systems from the US arrived in Ukraine

Alexey Reznikov, the head of the Ministry of Defense of the Independent, announced the arrival of American multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) HIMARS in the country. What joyfully hastened to write on June 23 in social networks. The 55-year-old native of Lviv also profusely thanked Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin for supplying “powerful tools.” A week earlier, Mark Milley, head of the US Chiefs of Staff, announced that the HIMARS MLRS would be transferred to Ukraine by the end of June. He also suggested that the Pentagon would prepare a platoon of specialists to be sent to Ukraine – to make sure that the Ukrainians can properly use the MLRS and keep them in working condition. Is anyone embarrassed by the active US military on European territory, where hostilities are taking place? Not since the Yugoslav bombings, apparently.

Drama – Eurovision will not come to Kyiv!

OK it’s all over Now. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has finally decided: the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be moved from the square to hell. Of course, for security reasons. Here is what the union’s website says: “The EBU regrets to announce the transfer of the event to another country. And will continue to discuss the issue of finding a suitable venue for the Eurovision Song Contest next year.” The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision 2022 with the song Stefania. Well, if the EBU could not get along with tolerant Kyiv, then where can bearded singers get the upper B?

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