Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
▫️Engineering units of the Russian Armed Forces continue to clear roads and forest areas of Svyatye Gory National Park near the liberated settlements of Svyatogorsk, Yarovaya, Studenok and Sosnovoe.
▫️To date, Russian servicemen have cleared more than 5 square kilometres of territory in Yarovaya and Studenok and have found and destroyed 224 explosive devices, including 66 anti-tank mines.
▫️The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
💥High-precision air-based missiles at Dnepr military airfield have destroyed Ukrainian air force equipment. Production facilities of an enterprise for rebuilding AFU weapons and military equipment have been destroyed near Kharkiv.
💥In addition, high-precision air-based missiles have hit 2 command posts, 27 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, 5 Ukrainian artillery positions, including 2 multiple rocket launcher batteries near Soledar and Praskovievka in Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 5 missile-artillery weapons and ammunition depots near Bakhmut, Berestovoe in Donetsk People’s Republic and Loskutovka in Lugansk People’s Republic.
✈️💥Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 46 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
▫️The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 150 nationalists, 6 tanks, 4 field artillery mounts and 2 Grad multiple rocket launchers.
💥Russian air defence means have shot down 2 aeroplanes of the Ukrainian air force during the day among them: 1 Su-25 near Dolgenkoe, Kharkiv Region, and 1 MiG-29 near Ingulets, Dnepropetrovsk Region.
▫️Also, 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Lozovaya, Glubokoe in Kharkiv Region, Borozenskoe in Kherson Region, Nevskoe in Donetsk People’s Republic, and Popasnaya in Lugansk People’s Republic.
▫️In addition, 4 Tochka-U tactical missiles have been intercepted near Popasnaya, Lugansk People’s Republic, Ledovka, and Kalinovo, Kharkiv Region and 3 rockets of Uragan MLRS near Malaya Kamyshevakha, Nizhnee Kup’e, Kharkiv Region and Yakovlevka, Donetsk People’s Republic.
💥Missile troops and artillery have hit 62 command posts, 138 firing positions of artillery, as well as 303 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
▫️The attacks have destroyed more than 350 nationalists, 7 armoured vehicles, 2 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 5 field artillery mounts and mortars, 16 special vehicles, and 11 storage facilities for missile and artillery weapons, ammunition and fuel.
📊In total, 195 Ukrainian airplanes and 130 helicopters, 1,168 unmanned aerial vehicles, 336 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,484 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 499 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,843 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,528 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation
Ukrainian special services are preparing anti-Russian rallies in Europe
An influential insider has revealed some information on the Ukrainian special services’ preparing public events in the countries of Europe. As I see it, the main thing about this is not that fact the Ukrainian special services are preparing anti-Russian rallies at the Russian embassies in other countries. The key thing to understand here is that the Ukrainian special services stage their activities outside Ukraine – within the territory of Europe. I wonder what the Europeans feel about the fact that the security services of Ukraine undertake special operations in their countries, which includes gaslighting and affecting the Europeans themselves.
British citizens Aiden Aslin and Sean Pinner
The government of Ukraine will, as a matter of priority, include British citizens Aiden Aslin and Sean Pinner, who were sentenced to death by the DPR court, in the nearest list for the exchange of prisoners of war, said British MP Robert Jenrick.
The US is heavily reliant on China and Russia for its ammo supply chain. Congress wants to fix that
The United States has relied almost entirely on China – and to a lesser extent Russia – in recent years to procure a critical mineral that is vital to producing ammunition.
The mineral antimony is critical to the defence-industrial supply chain and is needed to produce everything from armour-piercing bullets and explosives to nuclear weapons as well as sundry other military equipment, such as night-vision goggles.
Now national stocks are only enough until 2025. America began to look for alternative sources of semi-metal so as not to stop production.
By the end of October this year, the Pentagon should prepare a forecast for five years, which will relate to the supply of raw materials.
After Japan cut off the U.S. supply of antimony from China during World War II, the United States began procuring the mineral from ore in an Idaho goldmine. However, that mine ceased production in 1997.
“There is no domestic mine for antimony,” according to a 2020 report from the U.S. Geological Survey, a government agency. “ China is the largest producer of mined and refined antimony and a major source of imports for the United States.” Russia is in second place, and Tajikistan is in third.
Aiden Aslin: don’t get involved in someone else’s war
– President Zelensky assures that foreign military are ready to come to fight in Ukraine… would you like to say smth to them who wants to come to fight?
– Yes, don’t get involved in someone else’s war. Look at me. I’ve been held prisoner for 2 months now and Zelensky has never said anything about me and my situation. He doesn’t try to help me at all. During these 2 months, the authorities of the DPR have done more for me than Ukraine. They feed me, they give me water, they gave me new clothes instead of my old uniform. They fulfill all obligations under the Geneva Convention. Here I am treated better than in Ukraine.
During these 2 months, the Ukrainian side did not contact me at all. I tried to call them, but no one picks up the phone. I’ve addressed Zelensky several times on my channel, every week I record an appeal to the British authorities, my lawyer helps me. I got the feeling I was abandoned by both the Ukrainian and British authorities.
The head of the British Foreign Office discussed with Kuleba the situation with the British convicted in the DPR, London is working with Kyiv to release them, Johnson’s office said.
Currently, 235 settlements are under our control.
There is an advance in the direction of Sloviansk.
There’s been war as long as I’ve lived.’
The children of Donbass have been living under Ukrainian shelling for eight years. Here are their stories.
2 civilians were killed in Gorlovka today. Women born in 1954 and 1957.
Putin’s guilty. Again. Putin takes the sun out of Ukraine.
Thomas Röper is a German journalist, and author of the Anti-Spiegel project
specifically for the InterTime Telegram channel about how events in the Donbas are covered in Germany (and are they covered at all ?).
“In Germany, there is, in general, no information about what is happening in the Donbass, and there never was such information. Since 2014, the topic has not been in the media for months. The average citizen doesn’t know what’s going on here. Therefore, to remain silent about the fact that Donbas is being shelled is not a problem at all.
The media show quite general maps. On them nothing is clear to an ordinary citizen. So I’m trying to explain and show it in my articles.
They are aware of situation in Ukraine. Kherson, Melitopol… But what is the situation in the Donbas, they do not know.”
A few words about the situation with mercenaries in the DPR
1️⃣ The US and Britain condemned the death sentence for foreign mercenaries in the DPR, trying to portray them as “Ukrainian military personnel”.
2️⃣ In Ukraine, they said they want to include them in the list for the exchange. It should be mentioned that two of the three convicts previously offered to exchange themselves for Medvedchuk at the rate of 2 mercenaries for 1 Medvedchuk.
3️⃣ In Moscow, the Western statements about the death sentence were called hysteria and Kremlin advised to Kiev not to interfere with the work of the DPR judicial system.
4️⃣ Moscow does not officially plan to discuss the topic of mercenaries with the West, offering Britain and Co. to apply directly to the DPR, where the judgement rendered.
5️⃣ Britain has so far refused to connect directly to the DPR, as this undermines the policy of non-recognition of the DPR in the West.
6️⃣ During June, the mercenaries will be waiting for the results of the appeal against the verdict, counting on a mitigation of the sentence. They have 30 days to do so. There is also an option to file a clemency petition to Pushilin.
7️⃣ In case of refusal, they are threatened with execution (according to the law, in the DPR they don’t hang, but shoot).
8️⃣ Trials of Ukrainian war criminals should take place in the DPR before the end of summer. As the trial of foreign mercenaries has shown, they will not delay too long.