Komsomolskaya Pravda


May 25, 2022

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the possibility of exchanging Medvedchuk is not considered

Deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Russian Federation Andrey Rudenko said that Moscow is not considering the option of negotiations with Kiev on the exchange of MP Viktor Medvedchuk.

“No, it is not being considered. I have already spoken about this topic, we do not have such information in the Foreign Ministry,” Rudenko stressed, answering a relevant question from journalists.

May 23, 2022

Sweden intends to increase military assistance to Ukraine

The Swedish authorities have decided to increase military support to Ukraine, reports the office of the government of the kingdom.

“This assistance is confidential and will not be commented on for the time being. Confidentiality is necessary, among other things, so that help arrives and can be used by the Ukrainian defense forces, ”the website of the Swedish government says.

May 22, 2022

Zelensky announced an agreement with Poland to simplify border crossings

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the leadership of the republic had reached an agreement with the Polish authorities to simplify border crossings between the two states.

“We are relatives, and there should be no borders or barriers between us. The Ukrainian and Polish peoples mentally do not share borders for a long time. Therefore, we have decided to translate this into an appropriate bilateral agreement in the near future,” the Ukrainian leader said during a speech in the Verkhovna Rada.

May 21, 2022

Zelensky counts on the exchange of Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered at the Azovstal plant

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said he hopes for an exchange of Ukrainian servicemen who surrendered at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Zelensky said that the Ukrainian military blocked at the plant received a signal that they have the right to leave and save their lives, noting that now the situation with prisoners of war will depend on the fulfillment of promises by international organizations and Moscow.

May 20, 2022

Elon Musk announced the appearance of a self-driving car Tesla in a year

American billionaire and businessman Elon Musk announced that self-driving Tesla cars, which do not need the presence of a driver, will appear in a year.

At the moment, the name of the self-driving Tesla model is not known.

May 19, 2022

NATO has brought the number of forces in a state of high alert to 42 thousand

ATO has brought the number of forces in a state of high combat readiness to 42,000, aircraft to 120, ships to more than 20. This was stated today, May 19, during a press conference in Brussels by the Supreme Commander of the Joint Armed Forces (JAF) of NATO in Europe, American General Todd Walters.

“Under my leadership as Supreme Commander in Europe, we currently have over 42,000 men and 120 aircraft on high alert, with over 20 ships on alert,” he said.

May 18, 2022

US authorities will ask G7 partners to increase financial support for Ukraine

The American authorities intend to ask the G7 partners to increase financial support for Ukraine. This statement was made by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday, May 18, on the eve of the meeting of the heads of the Treasury and the governors of the Central Bank of the G7 countries.

Yellen said she will work with her G7 colleagues over the next two days to ensure that the joint “advocacy for common principles” continues, as well as “expand cooperation to strengthen support for Ukraine.”

May 16, 2022

Japan wants to resume operation of nuclear power plants to reduce energy dependence on Russia

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine created a “best opportunity” for Japan’s nuclear industry to recover from the 2011 Fukushima accident. This opinion was expressed by the head of the nuclear division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Akihiko Kato.

According to Kato, from the point of view of geopolitics, nuclear energy is a safer alternative to Russian energy.

May 15, 2022

The head of the German Foreign Ministry said that Sweden and Finland have de facto become part of NATO

Sweden and Finland are de facto part of NATO. This was stated on Sunday, May 15 by German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock.

“They are already members of NATO without formal membership,” Burbock said during a press conference following an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin.

May 13, 2022

The EU is working on the possibility of using frozen Russian assets to help Ukraine

EU countries are working on the issue of using the frozen assets of Russia and its citizens to provide assistance to Ukraine, said a senior EU official.

“We have not yet reached a result, but we not only do not rule it out, but we are also working to make it possible,” the EU representative told reporters.

May 12, 2022

The President of Germany allowed the possibility of visiting Ukraine and meeting with Zelensky

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier did not rule out the possibility of visiting Ukraine and meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in the future. He stated this today, May 12, in an interview with the MDR TV channel.

Steinmeier also expressed satisfaction with the fact that the diplomatic differences between Berlin and Kyiv were eliminated. This, he believes, was facilitated, among other things, by the recent visits to the Ukrainian capital of Bundestag Chairman Berbel Bas and German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock, as well as the resumption of work of the German embassy in Kyiv.

May 10, 2022

Kyiv puts ex-deputy of the Rada Ilya Kiva on the international wanted list

Ukraine put the former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Ilya Kiva on the international wanted list . He is accused of high treason, war propaganda, encroachment on territorial integrity, calls for the seizure of state power and the dissemination of communist symbols.

“At the initiative of the investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), former people’s deputy Ilya Kiva has been put on the international wanted list,” the SBI’s Telegram channel reports .

May 9, 2022

EU plans to discuss obtaining Ukraine candidate status for accession in June 2022

The European Commission is waiting for Kyiv to receive the second part of the questionnaire on admission to the European Union, and the decision whether to give Ukraine candidate status will be made in June this year. This statement was made on Monday, May 9, by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“I look forward to receiving the second part of the questionnaire. Europe intends to make its decision in June,” the President of the European Commission wrote on Twitter, recalling that the granting of candidate status to the country launches the process of negotiations on the conditions for admission to the European Union.

May 8, 2022

US President Biden’s wife traveled to Ukraine

Jill Biden visited Ukraine on Sunday May 8th. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the information of the press pool of the first lady of the United States.

It is reported that the visit of Jill Biden was not announced. The wife of the American president visited Uzhgorod and met with the first lady of Ukraine, Elena Zelenskaya.

May 7, 2022

NATO sees no signs of increased readiness of Russian nuclear forces

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the North Atlantic Alliance sees no signs of increased readiness of Russian nuclear forces.

– No, we do not see signs of this, – he said, answering the corresponding question of a journalist from the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag .

May 6, 2022

France did not invite Russia to the event on the occasion of the end of World War II

Representatives of Russia have not received invitations to events in France, which will be held on May 8 on the occasion of the end of World War II. This was announced on Friday, May 6, by Russian Ambassador to Paris Alexei Meshkov after laying flowers at the monument to the Russian heroes of the French Resistance movement at the Père Lachaise cemetery in the French capital.

“On May 8, France will traditionally celebrate the victory in World War II. This year we didn’t find a place on the podium,” the Russian diplomat said, recalling that “ambassadors and military attaches – first of the Soviet Union, then Russia, Belarus, as countries that made a decisive contribution to the victory over fascism, were always invited.”

May 5, 2022

The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine announced the withdrawal of Russian literature from the libraries of the country

The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine reported that the department is working on the removal of Russian literature from the country’s libraries.

“The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine is working on the removal of propaganda Russian literature from Ukrainian library funds in order to replace it with high-quality Ukrainian-language literature and books from Ukrainian publishing houses,” reads the message of the Ministry of Culture.

May 4, 2022

The American corporation Emerson Electric leaves Russia

The American corporation Emerson Electric has decided to withdraw from its business in Russia and is therefore exploring various options for the sale of its subsidiary Metran. This was reported in the financial statements of the company, presented on Wednesday, May 4.

“Today, Emerson announces its decision to exit the Russian business, and as part of this exit, we are exploring strategic options for the sale of Metran, our Russian manufacturing subsidiary,” Emerson Electric CEO Lal Karsanbhai said in the release.

May 3, 2022

Ukraine’s ambassador to Britain says time for talks with Russia is over

The Ukrainian ambassador in London, Vadim Prystaiko, believes that the time for negotiations with Russia has passed.

“We have already passed the stage when we had the opportunity to negotiate with them and look for some neutral points (contacts),” he said in an interview with ITV .

Prystaiko added that negotiations stalled “for obvious reasons.” According to him, most Ukrainians “can’t even think” about dialogue with Russia.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Russian side in negotiations with Ukraine, among other things, discussed the issue of lifting sanctions. Moscow will continue to adequately respond to sanctions, maintaining the stability of the economy, the minister is sure. Russia, he noted, will be able to “reconfigure the economy and protect itself from possible illegitimate hostile actions of opponents in the future.” In response to sanctions restrictions, the Russian Federation will focus on moving away from the dollar, import substitution and increasing technological independence, Lavrov said.

May 2, 2022

The Pentagon announced US plans to make the situation in Ukraine a “strategic failure of Russia”

The United States plans to ensure that the situation around Ukraine turns into a “strategic failure” for Russia. This was stated today, May 2, by Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Celeste Wallander.

“The challenge for the United States government in relation to Russia, as well as to European security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, is for this crisis to end in a strategic failure for Russia,” a Pentagon official said at a seminar at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

April 30, 2022

Used cars have risen in price in Russia by almost 20%

Since the beginning of 2022, passenger cars in Russia have risen in price by 19%. From January to April, a monthly increase in prices was recorded. If at the beginning of the year, on average, a used car cost about 1.049 million rubles, but by April it had to pay 200 thousand rubles more – 1.249 million rubles.

If we compare this amount with the one recorded in April 2021, it turns out that the prices for used cars have skyrocketed by 72%, the Avtostat analytical agency reports .

April 28, 2022

Medvedev said that the decision of the Bundestag on the supply of heavy weapons to Kyiv could end sadly

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev commented on the decision of the Bundestag to support the initiative to strengthen military assistance to Ukraine through the supply of heavy weapons.

“Apparently, the German legislators are haunted by the laurels of their predecessors, who sat in the German parliament under a different name in the last century,” Medvedev wrote on his Telegram channel . “This is sad for the parliament. It ends sadly.”

April 27, 2022

EU plans to abolish quotas and duties for goods from Ukraine

The European Union is considering the possibility of abolishing quotas and duties for Ukrainian goods. Bloomberg writes about this , citing informed sources.

The union may announce its decision as early as this week. The measure is aimed at supporting Ukraine. In particular, the decision may affect the supply of steel, industrial and agricultural goods, which currently do not fall under the terms of the trade agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

April 26, 2022

The head of the Pentagon allowed new attempts by Ukraine to join NATO

Ukraine may again try to become a member of NATO in the future, said US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin .

“I really believe that in the future, if there is such an opportunity, Ukraine will try to reapply for NATO membership,” the head of the Pentagon said at a press conference.

April 25, 2022

Biden said he tried to call Macron, but he did not answer due to being busy

US President Joe Biden told reporters that he wanted to call French President Emmanuel Macron the day before, but he was busy celebrating his victory in the presidential election.

“I appreciate the French elections well, firstly. Secondly, I wanted to talk with him last night. I talked with his assistants, and he himself was at the Eiffel Tower, celebrating,” Biden said.

April 24, 2022

Macron and Le Pen vote in second round of French presidential election

The current President of France Emmanuel Macron and the head of the National Unity party Marine Le Pen visited the polling stations where they cast their votes in the second round of the presidential election, which takes place on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

So, Macron came to the vote, accompanied by his wife Bridget Macron, in the seaside town of Le Touquet, which is located in the northern part of the country. They were not wearing medical masks.

April 23, 2022

The Polish government announced that Ukraine received $1.6 billion worth of weapons

Poland has supplied Ukraine with arms worth more than $1.6 billion. This was announced by the press secretary of the Polish government Piotr Muller.

“Poland transferred military equipment worth about 7 billion zlotys to Ukraine. That’s over $1.6 billion,” Mueller tweeted on Saturday April 23.

April 22, 2022

Medinsky confirmed that Russia and Ukraine had several conversations on April 22, 2022

The head of the Russian delegation at the talks with Ukraine, Vladimir Medinsky, confirmed that the parties had several conversations on Friday, April 22, 2022.

This was announced by a TASS source in the Russian negotiation group. However, he did not disclose the details of the conversation.

April 20, 2022

The head of the European Council Michel arrived in Kyiv for talks with Zelensky

The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, arrived in Kyiv for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. This was announced by the Ukrainian leader in social networks.

“Today, a great friend of Ukraine, President of the European Council Charles Michel, is in Kyiv,” he wrote.

April 19, 2022

The European Commission plans to make a preliminary decision on Ukraine’s application for EU membership in June 2022

The European Commission (EC) plans to make a preliminary decision on Ukraine’s application for EU membership at the end of June this year.

According to Bloomberg , the EC expects to prepare the necessary documents for the meeting of EU leaders, which is to be held on June 23-24, 2022. It is expected that at this meeting they will discuss the issue of granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for joining the European Union.

April 18, 2022

Zelensky submitted a completed application form to the EU for Ukraine to obtain the status of a candidate for joining the European Union

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky handed over to the EU representative in Kiev a completed questionnaire for Ukraine to obtain the status of a candidate member of the European Union. This was reported on Monday, April 18, on the official website of the Ukrainian president. Zelensky also spoke about this on social networks.

April 16, 2022

CNN: US fears Ukraine could run out of artillery ammunition

The US administration fears that the resources available to Kiev will be used up in the coming days, CNN reports, citing an unnamed representative of the US administration.

“With the United States supplying Ukraine with 18 155mm howitzers and 40,000 artillery shells as part of the new military aid announced by the Biden administration, even this amount could be used up in days, raising the possibility of Kyiv’s ammunition depletion,” he said. is he.

April 15, 2022

Ex-deputy of the Rada Kiva allowed the transfer of Medvedchuk to the United States

The deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, deprived of his mandate, Ilya Kiva , believes that the Ukrainian authorities intend to hand over to Washington the detained head of the political council of the Opposition Platform – For Life party, Viktor Medvedchuk.

According to Kiva, the United States wants to use Medvedchuk in the investigation of alleged Moscow interference in the American elections. The former deputy said that, according to his information, the FBI had already flown for the detained politician, and the State Department considers the head of the political council of the Opposition Platform for Life to be “a convenient hostage in possible bargaining with Russia.”

April 14, 2022

The United States is ready to discuss the lifting of a number of sanctions against Russia if agreements are reached by Moscow and Kiev

The United States authorities are ready to discuss the possibility of lifting sanctions against Russia if Moscow and Kiev reach an agreement, said Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security .

Speaking at a press conference, Joe Biden ‘s adviser noted that the American side does not directly participate in the negotiation process between Russia and Ukraine. According to Sullivan, the Ukrainians should be at the head of the negotiations, and Washington should support them.

April 13, 2022

Britain imposes a ban on the import of iron and steel from Russia from April 14, 2022

The British authorities impose a ban on the supply of steel and iron from Russia. The embargo comes into effect on Thursday, April 14.

“From tomorrow, we are banning the import of Russian iron and steel, as well as the export of quantum technology, which Putin so desperately needs ,” according to the website of the United Kingdom Foreign Office.

April 12, 2022

Zelensky refused to receive German President Steinmeier in Kyiv because of his ties with Russia

Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky refused to receive German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Kiev “because of his close ties with Russia” in recent years, the tabloid BILD reports today, April 12, citing Ukrainian government circles.

According to the publication, Steinmeier planned to visit Ukraine on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Now he is on a visit to Poland. But Zelenskiy “doesn’t want to meet with Steinmeier in Kyiv at the moment” while “other politicians from the EU may arrive,” the anonymous source told BILD.

April 11, 2022

Hungary announced its readiness to pay for Russian gas in rubles

Hungary announced its readiness to pay in rubles for Russian gas supplies. This was announced on Monday, April 11, by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto during a press approach during a break in the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

Szijjarto stressed that such an option to pay for natural gas supplies from Russia would not be a violation of the sanctions.

April 9, 2022

British Prime Minister Johnson arrives in Ukraine to meet with Zelensky

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hold talks in Kiev on Saturday April 9. Andriy Sibita , deputy head of Zelensky ‘s office, announced this.

“Right now , Boris Johnson’s visit to Kiev began with a tete-a-tete meeting with President Zelensky,” TASS quoted Sibita as saying.

April 8, 2022

Lavrov said that the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine are not easy

The head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, said that Russian-Ukrainian negotiations are underway

“They are not going easy, but we will ensure that all the tasks that these negotiations face are fulfilled,” he said after the talks with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan.

April 7, 2022

Mishustin suggested that the App store and Google play will stop working in Russia

The app store and Google play may soon stop working in Russia, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin suggested during the 2021 performance report in the State Duma. The event is broadcast on the website kp.ru.

The head of the Cabinet of Ministers stressed that the Russian Federation needs to create an alternative platform that, if necessary, will replace these application stores.

April 6, 2022

Hungarian PM invites Putin to peace talks with Zelensky in Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he had invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to peace talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Budapest. Reuters writes about this .

– Orban said he invited Putin to peace talks in Hungary with the participation of the Ukrainian and French presidents, as well as the German chancellor, the agency said.

April 2, 2022

In Italy, the yacht owned by the Russians was arrested for 3.3 million euros

The customs service and the port service of the Italian Empire arrested the New Vogue yacht, “belonging to Russian persons.” The cost of the vessel is more than 3.3 million euros.

According to the Italian Coast Guard, the yacht was arrested after an in-depth investigation by the court and the police, which took place in March this year. All this time, she was under surveillance in the port of the Empire. The report notes that she stood under the flag of “one of the non-European countries.”

April 1, 2022

Zelensky said he wants to see China on the side of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said he would like China to be on the side of the Square.

“I would like China on our side. But the choice is theirs,” he said in an interview with Fox News .

March 31, 2022

Al Jazeera TV channel accidentally removed the disguise of Ukrainian security forces

The journalists of the Arabic TV channel Al Jazeera accidentally removed the disguise of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The channel filmed a story in Ukraine, where it showed how wounded soldiers are being helped. The camera panned to the right and accidentally filmed an ambulance, from which armed Ukrainian security forces in helmets and bulletproof vests were exiting.

March 30, 2022

Italy’s prime minister plans to talk to Putin over the phone “in the next few hours”

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio expects a telephone conversation between Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming hours.

“In the next few hours, Prime Minister Draghi will talk to President Putin,” the head of the Italian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, March 30, at the end of his visit to Berlin.

March 27, 2022

Britain suspends scientific cooperation with Russia

The British authorities have imposed new sanctions against Russia. This time, the restrictions affected scientific cooperation between the two countries.

As follows from the statement of the Deputy Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom, George Freeman , posted on the agency’s website, London is suspending “financially supported cooperation in the field of research and innovation with Russian universities and companies of strategic value to the Russian state.” According to him, the goal of the British authorities is “to introduce measures that will have a negative effect on the Russian state, organizations and individuals closely associated with the Kremlin.”

March 26, 2022

Turkey discussed with Russia and Ukraine the discovery of a mine in the Bosphorus Strait

Turkey discussed with representatives of Russia and Ukraine the discovery of a mine in the Bosphorus Strait, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told reporters on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

“We have discussed this with both the Russian and Ukrainian authorities,” Akar said. “Our coordination continues.”

March 24, 2022

South Korea fires ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan in response to North Korean tests

The South Korean armed forces launched several ballistic missiles towards the Sea of ​​Japan in response to similar launches by the DPRK. This was reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea.

In particular, Seoul launched a Hyunmoo-2 surface-to-surface missile, an army tactical missile system, and a Haesung-II ship-to-surface missile. In addition, two JDAM air-to-ground missiles were launched, Yonhap News Agency reported .

March 23, 2022

Japan to consider new sanctions against Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the country would consider imposing new sanctions against Russia.

“From the position of our country, I would like to consider the issue of introducing additional sanctions,” he said, adding that the country’s authorities would also consider the possibility of providing financial and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.

March 16, 2022

The Spanish authorities have suspended the issuance of “golden” visas for Russians

The Spanish government has decided to temporarily suspend the issuance of “golden” visas to Russian citizens, which was issued with investments in the country’s economy.

According to TASS with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, we are talking about the opportunity to obtain a residence permit in the kingdom for citizens of countries that are not part of the European Union, in exchange for large investments.

March 12, 2022

Zelensky’s adviser announced the loss of two billion dollars from Ukraine’s gold and foreign exchange reserves

Ukraine has lost $2 billion in gold and foreign exchange reserves over the two-week period that has passed since the start of Russia’s military special operation to demilitarize and denazify, Oleg Ustenko , economic adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky , said in a statement.

He clarified that as of February 24, 2022, when the operation of the Russian Armed Forces began, the gold and foreign exchange reserves amounted to $29.5 billion.

March 10, 2022

The Russian government has compiled a list of goods temporarily prohibited for export from the country

The Russian government has determined a list of goods that are temporarily prohibited from being exported from the country. These goods were previously imported into Russia from abroad.

“The list includes technological, telecommunications, medical equipment, vehicles, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment – more than 200 items in total, including railway cars and locomotives, containers, turbines, metal and stone processing machines, monitors, projectors, consoles and panels. This measure is necessary to ensure stability in the Russian market,” reads the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

March 7, 2022

Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine on March 7, 2022: live online broadcast

On Monday, March 7, 2022, the third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine will take place. The meeting of the delegations of the two countries will again be held on the territory of Belarus.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that the situation with the prospects for negotiations between Kiev and Moscow looks strange, as representatives of the Ukrainian side are constantly inventing pretexts to postpone the next meeting. According to him, Russia has clearly outlined its goals in negotiations with Ukraine.

March 3, 2022

Three possible scenarios for the future structure of Ukraine after the Russian special operation

The situation in Ukraine continues to develop and change with kaleidoscopic speed. But one thing is clear: the former Ukraine will never be again.

And although the operation to demilitarize and denazify the independent continues, the question already arises: what’s next?

When will the operation in Ukraine end, how many prisoners, dead and whether conscripts are fighting in it: Viktor Baranets answers

You can’t prepare such a large-scale operation in an hour or even three hours. Photo: Press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation/TASS

1. What was the main reason for the military special operation in Ukraine?

– There were three such reasons. Preparation of the armed forces of Ukraine for an attack on the DPR and LPR. Zelensky’s statement on the revision of the non-nuclear status of Ukraine. And the refusal of the West to negotiate with Russia on security guarantees and Ukraine’s refusal to join NATO.

Putin: Russia seeks to demilitarize Ukraine

2. The military operation began immediately after Putin signed the Decree on this. So the operation was prepared in advance?

– Yes, it is. You can’t prepare such a large-scale operation in an hour or even three hours. For it was necessary to first obtain intelligence about military facilities in Ukraine (and NATO bases in Ukraine), which required strikes in the first place. And so that civilian objects do not suffer from it. With filigree accuracy. All this work took time.

3. Do conscript soldiers fight in our units in Ukraine?

– No. Orders of the Minister of Defense of Russia and the Chief of the General Staff categorically prohibit the involvement of conscripts in hostilities. In the combat formations of our troops – only officers and contract soldiers. These are people who have been serving for 3-4 years or even 5-10 years.

Today, the Russian Armed Forces have almost 500,000 soldiers and contract sergeants, and a tenth of them are involved in the special operation – about 50 thousand. So there is no need to involve boys who came to the army on conscription for 12 months in hostilities.

4. Ukrainian media report thousands of “killed” Russian military. Is it true?

– It’s nonsense. A volley of information war against Russia. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation does not hide that there are both killed and wounded on our part. But not in such unthinkable quantities. Why aren’t the exact numbers called? Yes, because during the fighting, data on losses is a military secret. The U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan for 10 years, and data on personnel losses have not yet been disclosed.

If Ukrainian data on such a number of killed Russians were true, all roads from the front would be clogged with sanitary machines. And dozens of hospitals would be filled with the wounded.

And U.S. space intelligence satellites wouldn’t smirt this. And the West would “delay” to the fullest. But they don’t see the mass deployment of field hospitals. Even on the turned Ukrainian sites there are no photos of such hospitals.



5. How many Ukrainian and Russian military personnel have been captured and how are they treated?

– Accurate data is unlikely to appear soon. We can only say roughly: there are already more than 1,000 captured Ukrainian military personnel, and several dozen Russians. Moreover, Ukrainians are often captured by whole units of 50-100 people. There’s no such thing on our part.

Ukrainians bully Russian prisoners, keep them in cattle conditions, do not feed them, make them shout on the video camera “Glory to “Ukraine!”

We have a completely different attitude. You have seen Russians treat Ukrainian Marines captured on Snake Island. They were politely taken to Sevastopol, fed, taken a receipt that they would no longer take up arms and took them to the border with Ukraine. However, once at home, some Ukrainian warriors begin to lie about the “atrocities” of Russians.

6. Footage of burned columns of Russian armored vehicles flash on Ukrainian and Western sites. What is it?

– There are no “burned columns” of armored vehicles. There are shots on which, for example, a couple of our armored vehicles are burning.

Yes, the Ukrainians managed to hit and light several IFVs or APCs. After that, they were not too lazy to pile up this burning armored vehicles, write a tactical sign “Z” on them and call journalists. Staged videos are a banal reception of disinfectants.

7. Some Ukrainian media report that the “Moscals” have only 3-4 days left of stocks of missiles, ammunition and fuel. Is that so?

– This lie most likely refers to the Ukrainian army. Many of his groups are already surrounded, the ways of supplying them with ammunition and fuel have been cut. Every day the shortage of this “good” is getting sharper. And we must not forget – our missile strikes disabled many Ukrainian weapons depots and tank farms. Soon they will have nothing to shoot, and the tanks of combat vehicles will be empty.

As for the Russian army, even before the start of the operation, all the logistics of the transfer was thoroughly calculated. In this regard, we have a lot of experience. Remember the operation in Syria. For thousands of kilometers, our military was put there everything necessary for long-term fighting. Operations of this level are prepared by the General Staff and the rear for several months, everything is calculated and reserved with a reserve.

8. How the tactics of the Russian army differ from NATO.

– Anyone who watched the U.S. army when captizing cities (for example, in Iraq) knows that Americans will first “ill” the city. If the enemy resisted, his positions in the city were turned into “breasts of rubble.” On the principle of “the more bombs, the more alive your soldiers.”

We have a completely different tactic – to protect cities from devastation. Don’t hit residential buildings, schools, hospitals… The task is not to anger the local population, not to make it an enemy. Therefore, Russian troops do not use mortars to strike cities.

9. Why did our deminers blow up the dam of the North Crimean Canal?

– This is a preventive measure for the benefit of Crimea. Now we can manage the supply of water to the peninsula. Otherwise, “water sabotage” and “flood” could happen.

10. What can the uncontrolled distribution of weapons to the population turn out for Ukrainians?

– Such a criminal decision carries “universal” troubles. First of all, the black arms market has become sharply saturated. As Kiev sites write: “I sell AK-47 and 500 cartridges for it. Inexpensive.”

Secondly, thousands of trunks have already fallen into the hands of crime. Attacks on banks, shops, ordinary citizens began. It’s already Makhnovshchina.

11. When will the special operation end?

– Today there is no Nostradamus or Baba Vanga in the world who could accurately answer this question.

Too many factors affect the progress of the operation.

Kiev is delaying negotiations, drawing time for regrouping forces and waiting for military assistance from the United States and NATO. If such assistance goes through Poland or Romania, we will have more high-precision “Calibers” to break the caravans of weapons. After all, the main task of the operation is the demilitarization of Ukraine.

But the operation could have ended at least tomorrow if Zelensky ordered the Ukrainian army to cease fire, announced the formation of a government of popular trust, and his resignation himself. Maybe that would be the best way out. Well, so that the Russians do not have to accept the surrender of Ukraine not in Kiev, but in German Karshorst – where Marshal Zhukov accepted the unconditional surrender of fascist Germany…

The Ministry of Defense explained what the letters Z and V mean on equipment

The Russian Ministry of Defense published on its Instagram photos of the fighters of the Special Operations Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, on which you can see the Latin letters that are found on Russian military equipment that is participating in the operation to denazify Ukraine . They form inscriptions on the picture: For Victory! The task will be completed, because the power of V is true!

Earlier, some readers of Komsomolskaya Pravda saw ancient Slavic runes in these letters, others suggested that Z would hunt Zelensky, and then go to the West.

March 1, 2022

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demanded a complete embargo on trade in Russian gas and oil

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba demanded from the world community a complete embargo on trade in Russian gas and oil. Kuleba published the corresponding statement on his page on the social network Twitter.

“I welcome the first decisive steps of a number of European states in this regard and call on others to act decisively and without delay,” the head of the foreign affairs department, Nezalezhnoy, stressed.

February 28, 2022

The delegation of Kiev travels through Poland

Negotiations between the delegations of Russia and Ukraine may begin on the morning of February 28, 2022. They must pass in the Gomel region, on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border at the Alexandrovka-Vilcha checkpoint.

The Belarusian side is very interested in peace between our countries – between Russia and Ukraine. Therefore, we are ready to agree to all the conditions of the Ukrainian side, reasonable conditions for organizing negotiations. And we are using it, and we are showing the whole world that we are using this chance for a peaceful resolution of the conflict, – said Belarusian political scientist Yury Voskresensky, close to the organizers of the negotiations, on Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda.

February 27, 2022

Letters from Ukraine: We have been waiting for the arrival of Russia for 8 years. If only not back

My Telegram channel is broken. Hundreds of messages from subscribers from all over Ukraine who want to help the Russian forces People send maps showing the positions of the Ukrainian army, geographical coordinates of checkpoints, photographs of columns going to the front, data on the leaders of territorial defense … Russian Ukraine has taken up its usual business – partisanship, albeit virtual .

I was afraid that with the beginning of the operation, those people who wrote to me about our common history and culture would not understand the objectives of this campaign and would turn away. But they quickly realized what was happening. And they try their best to help

February 26, 2022

“The main thing is to have good power. For people to live”: What Ukrainian soldiers who laid down their arms say

Washed, shaved, dressed in clean clothes – five Ukrainian soldiers from the 53rd motorized rifle brigade entered the room with their hands clasped behind their backs. Every day, dozens of Ukrainian servicemen voluntarily leave their positions in the DPR and surrender to the republican troops. These decided to end their war the day before.

We meet with them at the temporary accommodation point. I had a chance to communicate with prisoners in 2014-2015. Their stories are monotonous, like a blueprint. Therefore, I did not expect much from the upcoming conversation. However, she painted not so much a portrait of Ukrainian warriors as an image of modern Ukraine, in which people are killed out of desperation.

February 25, 2022

Merkel called the operation in Ukraine a turning point in the history of Europe

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel spoke publicly about the situation in Ukraine for the first time. The politician called the Russian special operation a turning point in history since the Cold War.

“This marks a far-reaching turning point in post-Cold War European history,” she told DPA.

January 18, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: Moscow and Minsk are ready to full military potential for the sake of security.

“The Russian and Belarusian armed forces are preparing for a situation in which all military potential will have to be used to ensure the security of their states, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told reporters on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. “A situation may arise when the forces and means of the Regional Group will not be enough to guarantee the security of the Union State, and we must be ready to strengthen it,” Fomin said.