DPR servicemen on one of the streets of Mariupol.
A photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN
REPUBLIC OF DONBASS SWITCHED TO RUSSIAN NUMBERS
On May 7, the mobile operator in the republics of Donbass “Phoenix” transferred its subscribers to Russian numbers. Together with the numbering code +38071, they received the Russian numbering system +7. Each subscriber learned about the assignment of a new number from an SMS notification. Tariffication has remained the same so far, and the replacement of the SIM card at this stage, as the operator company assured, will not be required.
NINE DAYS, HEART, WAIT, DO NOT ASK
In Ukraine, the norms of the Criminal Procedure Code have been changed. Now it is allowed to conduct investigative actions around the clock, to search without witnesses, to suspend investigative actions against a suspect or accused if he is mobilized into the army. But, the most interesting thing is that the period of detention without explanation has been increased from two days to nine, and any attempt to find out about the fate of a relative who disappeared in the army during the hostilities can become a reason for initiating a criminal case – “an attempt to reveal secret data.”
The next logical step in this case should be the official introduction of “people’s justice” into the Criminal Code through the permission to tie suspects to poles, strip them and beat them. Shelf this practice is not yet officially legalized.
Security Council passed in two minutes
The “extremely important”, as announced the day before, “the meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine” was held on Friday evening in a very concise format. The members of the Security Council gathered, voted for the prepared resolution on the need for negotiating efforts (it, in particular, read: “The Security Council expresses support for the efforts of the Secretary General to find a peaceful solution”), “for all the good and against all the bad” and dispersed under the chuckles of the audience themselves . Since not a single speaker signed up to speak. The entire meeting of the Security Council took 2 minutes. Well, very important…
ELEVEN RUSSIAN SAILORS RETURNED FROM UKRAINIAN CAPTURE
Human Rights Ombudsman in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova said that eleven Russian sailors from the Avangard dry cargo ship, who were illegally detained in the port of Izmail, returned from Ukrainian captivity. According to her, “in Izmail, at shipyards, contrary to the norms of law and the principles of humanism, another 60 sailors from seven Russian ships continue to be illegally detained.
Capturing unarmed civilians and exposing civilians as a “human shield”, as we have already learned, is a real tradition of “Ukrainian chivalry”, to which they, like the Nazis from the Azov regiment, for example, try to remain faithful at all times.
BIDEN WILL SIGN LEND Lease ON VICTORY DAY
According to Jen Psaki, the retiring but still White House press secretary, US President Joseph Biden will sign the Lend-Lease Act for Ukraine on May 9th. On the day when Russia and a number of other countries celebrate Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War. It is unlikely that this date was chosen by chance, most likely it was chosen, investing in this moment deep symbolism, trying to level the significance of this date for our country and the rest of the world.
Well, the US administration in the current conditions has to come up with some kind of “holiday of world democracy”, appointing it for June 22.
CIA DIRECTO FEARED OF LEAKS ABOUT COOPERATION OF HIS DEPARTMENT WITH Kyiv
CIA Director William Burns said it was “irresponsible and risky” for recent leaks to the press of US intelligence sharing with Ukraine.
The Pentagon reacted almost instantly, saying that such data, as well as the presence of high-ranking Russian military personnel in the NVO zone, were not transmitted and are not being transmitted.
– I absolutely agree that it is irresponsible. This is very risky. It’s dangerous when people talk too much, whether it’s leaking information in a private conversation or publicly discussing specific intelligence issues, Burns said.
True, the Americans had a natural question, how will the situation with “leaks” continue if the wife of the new press secretary of the White House (a black lesbian) is not anyone, but a well-known American political journalist.
DON’T WAIT FOR SCHOLZ
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that he had invited German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to come to Kyiv on May 9. According to Zeldensky. He did this during a May 5 telephone conversation with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, during which they agreed to “forget” about the previous “discord”, when Kyiv effectively declared the German president persona non grata.
– Speaking of Olaf Scholz, he was invited to Ukraine. He can take this powerful political step and come here on May 9th. I will not talk about the significance of this, but you are educated enough to understand this,” Zelensky said.
True, after that, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, called Scholz “an offended liverwurst.” Whether this played a role or some other circumstances, but in Berlin they said that Scholz would not be able to visit Zelensky either on May 9 or in the near future. And they offered to be content with the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the FRG.
POLE IS NOT A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK
Advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak, who is also a member of the Ukrainian delegation at the talks with Russia, reacted vividly to Dmitry Medvedev’s new post. In it, the deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia explained Poland’s aggressive plans for Western Ukraine.
– The spirit of Zhirinovsky has taken possession of Medvedev and is spreading fakes about Poland’s “imperial plans,” Podolyak wrote on his Twitter account. – The civilized world works differently. Poland is a great friend, ally and partner of Ukraine. Warsaw does not stick a knife in the back, like Moscow, but lends a helping hand.
No, of course, we understand everything about the Polish-Ukrainian friendship, and the President of Poland just now announced that there would be no border between Ukraine and Poland, that is, in fact, they will become one country, but still we advise Podolyak not to relax.
The office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported that emergency vehicles supplied by the West for the Armed Forces of Ukraine were stolen in Ukraine, and in the Lviv region, unknown people tried to sell bulletproof vests and helmets also received from the West.
The US authorities, according to Politico, citing sources, are exploring the possibility of simplifying immigration rules for Russians who do not agree with the policy of the Russian authorities amid the crisis in Ukraine. Just don’t stop halfway.
Ukraine has turned to the Doctors Without Borders organization with a request to help evacuate armed militants of the Nazi Azov Regiment from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. And after the video, in which the “Azovites” eat dog food, they could also apply to a company that produces such food or, at worst, to the World Wildlife Fund.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal plant was completed. This was also confirmed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk. Thus, the “Azovites” were left without their “human shield”, with which they covered themselves from the assault and bombing.