Not sure, should this actually be posted in.... 'Great Cultural Revolution?'
[Breitbart] Twenty-three people were shot, five fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
Yesterday, Breitbart News reported at least 15 people were shot Friday into Sunday morning alone in Chicago. The .victims included two fatalities, both of whom were killed on Saturday.
ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times notes the number of shooting victims for the entire weekend rose to 23 by Monday morning, and there were three additional shooting fatalities.
The first additional fatal shooting occurred Friday night around 7:45 p.m., when 37-year-old Michael Conrad was shot while sitting "in a white Chrysler in the 4400-block of North Hamlin Avenue." Conrad tried to drive from the scene but crashed. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The second additional fatal shooting occurred Sunday at 7:44 p.m., when a 20-year-old man "in the 1200-block of West 72nd Place" was shot in the head during a drive-by incident. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
The final fatal shooting of the weekend occurred at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, when another 20-year-old man was struck by gunfire while standing in this kitchen "in the 2100-block of West Maypole Avenue." The gunfire came from outside of his home. The man was taken to the hospital, where he died.
[FoxNews] Alleged subway shooter Frank James has been indicted after authorities say he shot multiple people on a Brooklyn train station last month.
According to the indictment from the United States District Court Eastern District of New York, a grand jury indicted James with carrying out a terror attack against a mass transit system as well as discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
New York City Police, left, and law enforcement officials lead subway shooting suspect Frank R. James, 62, center, away from a cop shoppe, in New York, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The man accused of shooting multiple people on a Brooklyn subway train was arrested Wednesday and charged with a federal terrorism offense.
If convicted on the first count, James faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. If convicted on the second count, James faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison with a maximum of life in prison.
No date has been set for the arraignment.
James is accused of injuring 29 people in a Sunset Park, Brooklyn, subway station around 8:25 a.m. on the morning of April 12. James was allegedly aboard a Manhattan-bound N train during morning rush-hour when he placed a gas mask on his face, activated a smoke canister and opened fire inside the train and on the platform of the 36th Street subway station.
[Breitbart] The New York Times published a lead editorial on Sunday in which it warned that overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion law, would mean ending interracial marriage, repeating an erroneous argument the left has spread for days.
As Breitbart News reported last week, some Democrats reacted to the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft decision by claiming that all other social rights were at risk if Roe were to be reversed, and states could even ban interracial marriage.
But Justice Alito specifically distinguished abortion from all other cases, because it involves a potential human life, adding: "Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion."
Nevertheless, in an editorial titled "America Is Not Ready for the End of Roe v. Wade," the Times argued:
Roe Vs. Wade (RvW) was owned by many on both sides of DC Swamp in the early 1970s and the still then prevailing older generation racist atmosphere that America was finally putting behind itself.
However, as the abortion moral question evolved it became a Democrat vs. Republican Political agenda item.
Some argue that the Democrat Party and some elites adopted RvW and still champion RvW because it has been a very efficient tool in the Population Control of the Black or African American & other Minority community populations.
--------------------------- According to:
CURE POLICY REPORT
THE EFFECTS OF ABORTION
ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
Presented to Congress in 2015 urbancure.org - blackcommunitynews.com
Black women have the highest abortion ratio in the country, with more than 19 million Black or African American babies aborted since 1973.
Note: 2020 US Census estimated the Black or African American alone population at about 41.1 million. Which accounted for about 12.4% of all people living in the United States. Given 49 years since Roe vs. Wade's "abortion on demand". It has reduced the potential Black Community growth by roughly 46.2%.
“The abortion industry kills as many Black people every four days as the Klan killed in 150 years.” -John Piper
...A metric sh!t ton of chickens are coming back to roost with a vengeance, and PDQ at that.
One thing so many people seem to suddenly be noticing over the last week or so is that neither party, during any of the times they switched off control of Congress and the Presidency, ever bothered to either enshrine Roe into law (which, agree or disagree with it, they had/have the right to do) or completely ban it (ditto). They failed to do so because SCOTUS gave them a fig leaf that meant they wouldn't have to stand up and make a decision that, no matter which way it went, would end up sending a bunch of them home next election.
Well, they gotta make a stand now, one way or the other. If it wasn't for the cities that are going to burn, this would be fun to watch.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
05/09/2022 10:16 Comments ||
He's be the only right wing justice that wouldn't.
There are GOP operators who have lamented the interacial marriage rules recently.
Marsha Blackburn wants to outlaw the pill as well.
NYTs is pushing non sequiturs in addition to its usual garbage. Not suitable even for the bottom of the parrot cage. The Old Gray Lady ain't the lady she used to be. She has become a tarnished harpy.
[RollingStone] DONBAS, Ukraine — Just outside the city limits of Slovyansk, an Eastern Ukrainian city not far from the frontlines, the driver in the lead van switches on the hazard lights and pulls over. "They’re going to put on their [bulletproof] vests," says Ihor Koval, pulling in behind them. Ihor is the driver of the van I’m in and the organizer of this trip to deliver supplies to the Ukrainian Army Forces, among them volunteers who have signed up to fight one of the largest armies in the world. It’s the last leg of a 20-hour drive across nearly the entire width of Ukraine, and we’ve long since entered the Donbas, the flashpoint region in the east.
Despite the billions in heavy weaponry and materiels pouring into Ukraine, many fighters tasked with holding the line are still lacking in necessary supplies like body armor, consumer drones, and nighttime optics. So-called volunteers and informal networks like those organized by Ihor have taken it upon themselves to raise donations and sort out these logistics, sourcing supplies from all over the world. And as Russian forces now regroup and focus their efforts here in the east, Ihor is feverishly trying to ensure that those fighting them, including his cousin, are not left wanting for anything that could give them an advantage or save their lives.
Right now, though, Ihor is dead-set on making sure the Ukrainian volunteers awaiting this push from Russian forces at the very least have their share of traditional sausages and pastries for Easter this weekend. "I don’t care, man. I feel like I owe these guys big time," Ihor leans over to me and says, referring to the fighters at the front. "And I don’t care what’s gonna happen to me. One way or the other I’m gonna die, why not die doing this?"
The last few weeks have seen the Russian invasion of Ukraine begin a shift to a new stage. After failing to encroach on multiple fronts and encircle Kyiv due to strong resistance from Ukrainian forces, the Russian military has pulled back to concentrate their shattered forces in an effort to fully capture and annex the Donbas region, where the initial invasion began eight years earlier. This is where many fear the war will enter a new, even more brutal phase as two entrenched armies fight a modern day war of attrition with tanks and artillery blitzing everything in their path. It will be grinding, and it will be bloody, and there will be destruction and death visited on these lands that will take generations to heal.
[BenarNews] Russia’s arms sales to Southeast Asia have plummeted because of international sanctions imposed since the start of the Ukraine crisis in 2014 and the ongoing war will likely lead to a further decline, creating market opportunities for China and other countries, a new report says.
An article in the bulletin ISEAS Perspective published by the ISEAS —Yusof Ishak Institute, a Singapore-based research institution, has found that Russia’s defense industry has been hit hard, with export values reduced from U.S. $1.2 billion in 2014 to just $89 million in 2021.
Cumulatively Russia has been on top of the list of arms suppliers to Southeast Asia over the last two decades but the sales are likely to fall further and regional countries will look to divert their weapons contracts to other countries, the report says.
Data provided by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show that in 2021 alone, Russia slipped behind the United States and China.
According to the ISEAS Perspective article’s author, academic Ian Storey, the biggest reason behind the fall is sanctions and export controls that the U.S. and Europa ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... imposed on Russia’s defense industry since its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
Those restrictions haven’t necessarily prevented Southeast Asian nations from buying Russian arms, but there is less on offer as Russian manufacturers face difficulties in conducting financial transactions and accessing technologies and critical components.
"The conflict brought to an abrupt end longstanding and extensive cooperation between Ukrainian and Russian defense companies, especially in the production of engines for surface ships, helicopters and aircraft," Storey said.
Another factor is a pause in the military modernization program in Vietnam, Russia’s biggest customer in Southeast Asia. Hanoi began the program in the late 1990s and in the period 1995-2021, it bought weapons and military equipment valued at $7.4 billion from Russia. That accounted for more than 80 percent of Vietnam’s total arms imports.
Another wishful article…Not sure the writer realize that after this so called special operation in Ukraine, Russia will hit a jackpot selling missile technology to south east Asia, India, Iran, Gulf countries etc.
Every one of them is in line and publicly interested
For peoples interested on an alternative to the American and British fake news the daily news … “good” YouTube channel hosted by an analyst from Singapore named “Defense Politics Asia” does good daily analysis of what is really going on in the Ukraine war,
Maps paired with geolocation movies and graphics on daily basis
Posted by: Frank A ||
05/09/2022 1:32 Comments ||
A bigger factor than sanctions is the poor performance of the Russian military. If the originating country can't get decent performance from their weapons...
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
05/09/2022 6:43 Comments ||
The old argument was that 'others' had been operating the equipment and that the problem was in the users implementation not the product. Now the manufacturer is actually using the goods and its still below contemporary standards in the field. Well, its still good enough to keep the peasants down and cheaper than the competition as long as you're not going to engage in first world warfare.
The SU-35 sales have been tanking for a while after Egypt got their hands on some and found they were shit and canceled the orders. Same with the S-300 after Israel bombed the shit out Syria at will.
Russia will still be able to sell missiles, guns and anti-tank weapons like usual but their "high tech" stuff is taking hits as the world sees it as the crap it is.
The principal selling point of Russian arms is "no questions asked". That's a pretty big deal, given all the political conditions imposed by Western arms manufacturers.
The other selling point is kickbacks/commissions to the people the purchasing country has deputized to acquire weaponry. The Russians will gladly tack on the cost of these add-ons to the final price tag. Western arms sales people might provide non-cash incentives, but cash on the barrelhead to purchasing reps is generally a no-no, and risks prison terms for the sales team, thanks to the FCPA.
Buying agents don't really care if the weaponry works - only that they get their commissions/kickbacks. As long as palm-greasing continues to be standard practice in the Russian arms industry, Russian weaponry will continue to have a market.
by Karolina Hird, Mason Clark, and George Barros
[UnserstandingWar] Russian forces did not make any significant advances on any axis of advance on May 8. The Ukrainian counteroffensive northeast of Kharkiv City has likely forced Russian troops to redeploy to Kharkiv instead of reinforcing stalled Russian offensive operations elsewhere in eastern Ukraine. Russian forces are continuing their attempt to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts but have not made substantial territorial gains since securing Popasna on May 7.
Russian forces are likely amassing in Belgorod to reinforce Russian efforts in northern Kharkiv to prevent the ongoing Ukrainian counteroffensive from pushing closer to the Ukraine-Russia border.
Russian forces near Izyum focused on regrouping, replenishing, and reconnoitering Ukrainian positions in order to continue advances to the southwest and southeast of Izyum.
Russian forces continued their ground attacks to drive to the borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts but did not make any territorial gains
Russian troops continued to assault the Azovstal Steel Plant and advanced efforts to economically integrate occupied Mariupol into the wider Russian economy.
Russian troops may be preparing for a renewed offensive on the Southern Axis but are unlikely to be successful in this endeavor.
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Korrespondent] 23:22 Canada has lifted all trade barriers for Ukraine for a year, Zelensky said.
23:19 Zelensky: "I'm sure today in Ukraine has shown that we are already a full part of the free world and a united Europe. This is an obvious contrast against the backdrop of Moscow's loneliness in evil and the hatred that everyone will see tomorrow."
"Russia has forgotten everything that was important for the victors in World War II. But Ukraine and the entire free world will be reminded. So that later no one will forget. So that the really important words "never again", which are repeated throughout the free world, regain their weight. world every year in the days of memory of the victims of World War II. I am grateful to all our defenders and defenders who hold the defense and save Ukraine from the modern offspring of that old evil."
23:12 The first minute of peace for Ukraine will certainly come.
23:09 Arestovich said that the situation at the front “now you can’t really turn around”: “Lend-lease, at such a pace, until weapons reach us, the Russian Federation will have time to mobilize, and then a second offensive is quite possible, including an attack on Kiev, Sumy, Kharkiv. Covert mobilization is already underway."
23:07 In Berlin, the police detained a man who was handing out Ukrainian paper flags, writes Bild. The publication also reports that several people unfurled the 25-meter flag of Ukraine, the police rolled it up.
22:46 Evacuation from the Lugansk region is not yet possible, the invaders are shelling the "road of life", the Lisichansk-Bakhmut highway, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai.
22:41 The Mariupol City Council reported that another 173 people arrived on ten buses from Azovstal and Mariupol to the territory controlled by Ukraine today.
22:36 The Azov Regiment declares that during the last evacuation from Azov, the invaders separated the woman and her four-year-old daughter Alice. The mother remained in the filtration camp on the territory of the “DPR”, and only her daughter arrived at her destination in Zaporozhye today, the mother’s whereabouts are unknown. Azov asks the world community to intervene and return the mother to the child.
22:20 Arestovich said that Popasnaya is already "virtually out of our hands." According to him, the Ukrainian troops withdrew and occupied the lines to the west. "There is nothing left to take in Popasna, there is practically no city left," the adviser to the head of the Office of the President explained.
22:18 YouTube removed all videos featuring Rogozin from the Roscosmos Media channel, the Russian state corporation reported. In total, 20 videos were removed from the channel with a total number of views of about 5 million.
22:14 Arestovich believes that there will be no nuclear strike on Kiev - American diplomats answered this question with their return to the Ukrainian capital. "You don't have to fall for these horror stories," the adviser to the head of the OP said.
22:11 Zelensky, in an address to the leaders of the G7 countries, again stated that Ukraine needs three things to win: weapons, anti-Russian sanctions and financial support for recovery.
22:09 The G7 countries in today's statement demanded that Putin end the naval blockade of Ukraine - "failure to comply with this requirement will be considered as an attack on food throughout the world." Ukraine will be helped to export grain by alternative routes.
21:51 Zelensky, during a joint press conference with Trudeau, said that it is still impossible to unblock Mariupol by military means due to the lack of heavy weapons: "It is impossible today. These are not opinions, these are the conclusions of the leadership of our army. Russia changes the military only if they are prisoners "on prisoners. This is the situation. This is the answer that we have from the Russian Federation. There are no other answers."
Unblocking Mariupol by military means, according to the president, is possible only with heavier weapons. Zelensky assured that Ukraine will return all its temporarily occupied territories when there is such a possibility from a military point of view.
21:46 The United States has made it clear that it is ready for sanctions that could stop the trade in Russian gas, writes Reuters. For example, Washington imposed sanctions on top managers of Gazprombank, thereby demonstrating that it no longer intends to avoid restrictions that could stop Russian gas supplies to Europe. Sanctions have been imposed on some of Gazprombank's top executives as the US wants to create a deterrent effect.
21:41 Scholz, after a meeting of the leaders of the G7 countries, said that peace cannot be accepted on Russia's terms: "There should be no dictate of peace from Russia. Ukrainians will not accept it, and we will not accept it either." According to the chancellor, he does not know how much longer the hostilities in Ukraine will last, but he is confident that "Ukraine will stand."
21:39 In Berlin today, at a demonstration in honor of the end of World War II, the police took away the Ukrainian flag and rolled it up. Earlier, the city authorities warned that in 15 locations of the German capital on May 8 and 9, there is a ban on any flags. The goal is to prevent clashes between Russians and Ukrainians.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk called such a move "a huge shame for Berlin," and Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that "this is an attack on everyone who is now defending Europe and Germany with this flag in their hands from Russian aggression."
21:36 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that in Kramatorsk "Ukrainian units have equipped firing positions in a school and a kindergarten, civilians are being held in basements, all approaches to buildings are mined." In Kharkiv, "right in the building of a children's hospital," the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly equipped an ammunition depot, and in Sloviansk, "they mined the railway and road bridges, they plan to blow it up and blame the Russian forces for this."
21:29 State Duma Speaker Volodin believes that the statement of the G7 countries about their intention to prevent the victory of the Russian Federation in Ukraine "can be regarded as their recognition of the success of the special operation." In his opinion, "Russia has destroyed the plans of the West to expand NATO to the east."
21:27 Biden on today's G7 meeting: "Today I spoke with the leaders of the G7 and President Zelensky about our unwavering unity and desire to continue to strengthen Ukraine and increase Putin's pain."
21:24 Zelensky, in the presence of Justin Trudeau, awarded Ukrainian sappers who mastered Canadian mine clearance technologies. Among them is the famous dog Patron.
20:51 The head of the UOC, Metropolitan Onuphry, asked Putin to give the opportunity to leave Mariupol to everyone who wants it, both civilians and the military. He reminded the President of the Russian Federation that his parents survived the siege of Leningrad, and said that "the inhabitants of Mariupol and its defenders are in the same position today."
“We hope that you will agree in a Christian way to the Extraction procedure for the Ukrainian garrison in Mariupol and give the encircled civilians, policemen, border guards and military an opportunity to enter the territory controlled by Ukraine or the territory of third countries,” the metropolitan urged. He also invited the Kremlin to choose any of the intermediary countries for this mission.
20:23 For the duration of the long curfew, all trains in Zaporozhye have been canceled, Ukrzaliznytsia reported.
20:22 The head of the Odesa OVA Maxim Marchenko said that four rockets were shot down in Odessa today, but there was a hit in a residential building, a girl was wounded. A substation was destroyed in the Bolgradsky district, there is no electricity in six settlements. Damaged civilian facilities and infrastructure.
20:17 The White House released a statement following the G7 summit, in which Zelensky took part. The leaders of the G7 countries assured the president of their full solidarity and support for Ukraine. The G7 countries will continue military and defense assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and will protect Ukrainian networks from cyber incidents.
Zelensky said that the main goals of Ukraine remain the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from the entire territory of the state and ensuring the ability to defend itself in the future. The G7 countries promised Ukraine to help bring Putin and Lukashenko to justice, as well as all those involved in war crimes.
In addition, the G7 countries have pledged to phase out or embargo Russian oil imports, impose sanctions on pro-Putin financial elites, step up measures against Russian banks, and “in memory of all those who fought for freedom in World War II.” continue to fight for it today, for the people of Ukraine, Europe and the world community."
20:13 Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Marat Khusnullin arrived in Mariupol together with Pushilin today, they "inspected" Azovmash and the Sea Port. As Piotr Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, said, citing his sources, the main announced goal is to take an inventory of what can be taken to Russia. So, Azovmash left equipment that can be used as scrap metal, and metal belonging to the metallurgical enterprises of Mariupol remained in the port. All this is planned for export.
20:07 The Cannes Film Festival has refused accreditation to Russian journalists. This was reported by the media workers themselves, who filed relevant requests. The head of the press service of the film festival, Agnès Leroy, said that the organizers waited until the last moment for an improvement in the situation in the Russian-Ukrainian war, but it did not happen, so all Russian journalists were denied.
20:05 The Kremlin has no reason to celebrate May 9, says US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield: "They have nothing to celebrate tomorrow. They failed to defeat the Ukrainians, they failed to divide the world or divide NATO."
The diplomat also recalled the numerous war crimes committed by the Russians in Ukraine. And she promised that the United States would facilitate the collection of relevant evidence and its transfer to international courts.
20:00 The Armed Forces of Ukraine are making extra efforts so that the possibility of a military deblockade of Mariupol appears in the visible future, but so far there is none, Podolyak said at a briefing. He stressed that the authorities are doing everything possible to save the Ukrainian military from Azovstal:
"In my opinion, the energy of society today should be directed not to appealing to the military-political leadership within the country, because we are focused as much as possible on finding solutions, but to the societies of Western countries, world leaders and international organizations. So that they also put pressure on Russian side. Especially those who have had excellent business and lobbying relations with them for years. Stand next to us. Become mediators. Prove to the Russians that reputation, humanism matter."
19:55 Ukrzaliznytsia has canceled all trains to Odessa for the curfew period, which will last from 22:00 Sunday, May 8, until 05:00 Tuesday, May 10. The train station in the city will also be closed.
19:53 Today, Russia continued to launch missile attacks on the Odessa region. According to OK Pivden, at 16:20 three rockets fired from aircraft from the Black Sea were directed at Odessa. One was shot down by air defense, the other two hit a residential area, destroying recreation areas. A 15 sq. m, it was eliminated. There were no casualties.
19:47 The Pivden operational command reported that on May 7, the Russians fired rockets at the Odessa airport.
19:44 The US Treasury ordered American companies to complete accounting and consulting work with Russia from July, audit services - from August.
19:23 Russian troops destroyed the Georgievsky Skete of the Svyatogorsk Lavra in the Donetsk region with an aimed strike, Yuriy Kochevenko from the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said.
19:19 Kuleba said that he discussed with Blinken steps to bring Ukraine's victory closer, ways to unblock Ukrainian food exports and ensure global food security. "New tough US sanctions against Russia are on the way," the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry wrote.
19:12 The G7 countries are going to cut or ban oil imports from Russia, the White House said.
19:11 The US has imposed new sanctions against Russia. In particular, visa restrictions have been introduced against the leadership of Gazprombank. The sanctions will also affect the Moscow Industrial Bank and its subsidiaries.
In addition, sanctions have been imposed on TV channels First, Russia 1 and NTV. The United States also banned the export of nuclear materials, industrial equipment and bulldozers to Russia. Accounting, advertising, management and consulting services fell under the new sanctions.
19:05 The fate of the Crimean bridge has already been decided - it will definitely be destroyed, it's only a matter of time, adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Viktor Andrusiv said in an interview with Channel 24: "We don't have such weapons for this yet. More precisely, we have, but we need to move much closer to coast of the Sea of Azov.
19:02 In the Sumy region, the Russians launched rocket attacks on the territory of the Shostka region, said the head of the OVA Dmitry Zhivitsky.
18:59 According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the main efforts of the enemy focused on the destruction of the airfield infrastructure in order to prevent the actions of Ukrainian aviation, including the Bayraktar UAV, support the actions of air units in the zone of responsibility of the Joint Forces group and in the Black Sea operational zone.
There is still a possibility that units of the RF Armed Forces will carry out missile and bomb strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure facilities from the territory and airspace of Belarus.
18:53 Russian troops are regrouping, building up air defense systems and material support in order to intensify hostilities in the areas of Lisichansk and Severodonetsk, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports. Unsuccessful attempts continue to capture Rubizhne, and the enemy is also trying to take positions in Popasnaya and take control of the Popasnaya-Bakhmut road section.
In the Mariupol direction, the intensity of hostilities has been reduced.
18:49 The Russians once again fired at an oil refinery in Lisichansk, said the head of the Lugansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai. As a result of the impact of shells, the production facilities of the plant caught fire, namely the sulfur recovery unit and the substance mixing station. Fire area - 360 sq. m, there is a threat of an explosion of a neighboring group of tanks. It is impossible to put out the fire, because the shelling does not subside.
18:45 In the Kharkiv region, as a result of today's attacks by the occupiers, five people were injured, three were killed, the OVA reported. In particular, in the city of Bogodukhiv and the Bogodukhovsky district, three people were injured, two died, in the Kharkiv region two people were injured, one died.
18:39 Zelensky has been invited to today's G7 summit. According to Yermak, as a result of the meeting, "a very powerful joint statement will be adopted, which will contain not only general phrases about supporting Ukraine's right to self-defense, but also the announcement of very specific actions."
18:28 The Russian war in Ukraine will be one of the reasons for the worst famine since the Second World War, said German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze.
18:05 The US Embassy announced the return to Kiev of Chargé d'Affaires Christina Quinn and other American diplomats.
18:04 The Embassy of Canada has resumed work in Kiev. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in the raising of the Canadian flag outside the embassy today. According to journalist Paul Workman, Trudeau spent most of today with Zelensky.
17:58 The occupying "authorities" of the Kherson region "allowed" local residents to temporarily not pay for housing and communal services, because "payments still go to Ukrainian banks." Prices will be recalculated in the future.
17:56 Russia's general offensive in the Donbass has not yet begun, and so far the Russian army is using a limited number of available troops, Stoltenberg said in an interview with Welt am Sonntag. According to him, in the coming weeks, Ukraine should be ready for a major Russian offensive and an increase in the intensity of hostilities and new destruction of critical infrastructure.
17:50 Johnson, in his congratulations on Victory Day in Europe, compared the feat of those who liberated the world from Nazism with the feat of Ukrainians: "On Victory Day in Europe, when we remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and our future, we also "Thinking of those killed or injured by the Russian illegal invasion of Ukraine. Our respect and gratitude for those who fought in previous conflicts strengthens our determination to support the people of Ukraine in their struggle. We will not forget the sacrifices made by generations to ensure peace and freedom in Europe" .
17:47 The Berlin police will severely suppress all attempts on May 8 and 9 to glorify Russia's war against Ukraine, Interior Minister Nancy Fraser said. “Especially in these days, we are carefully monitoring that Russian military propaganda does not leak out,” the minister stressed and added that the Kremlin’s allegations of “growing Russophobia” in Germany are lies and part of Russian disinformation.
17:45 Zelensky held meetings in Kiev with the head of the Bundestag, Berbel Bas, and with the President of the Norwegian Storting, Masoud Garakhani.
17:43 In the village of Borovaya, Kharkiv region, the invaders are conducting a "census" of household appliances in individual houses, the village council said. Why is unknown.
Also, the village council said that, despite the absence of hostilities, the occupiers are losing heavy equipment. So, in the village of Boguslavka, the Russians decided to check whether they could cross the shallowed Oskol on tanks. As a result, they could not even reach the riverbed - two enemy tanks were so mired in silt that they could not be pulled out.
17:36 Gas reserves in the Black Sea will be enough for the whole world for 45 years, said the deputy head of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey, former Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim: "The Black Sea reserves in natural gas are now estimated at 540 billion cubic meters. This is just the beginning will be continued. The Black Sea is able to cover the world's gas needs for 45 years."
17:32 The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, addressed the Europeans: "The invasion of Ukraine reminds us why we celebrate Europe Day tomorrow. The birth of a peaceful and prosperous Europe. After 72 years, Europe is united with our Ukrainian friends who strive for a free future. European future."
17:19 In the Zaporozhye direction, the invaders, using the Solntsepek heavy flamethrower system, used it against their positions and "actually burned the Russians out of the Ukrainian land," the 97th Infantry Battalion of the 60th Separate Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said.
17:13 Russian invaders in Melitopol are preparing provocations during the May 9 celebrations with the execution of people in order to accuse the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Mayor Ivan Fedorov said.
17:11 British Foreign Secretary Liz Thrus condemned the airstrike on a school in Belogorivka and said that the Putin regime will be held accountable: "Horrified by the latest Russian attack on a school in Luhansk, which killed innocent people hiding from Russian shelling. Deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure amount to war crimes. We will ensure that the Putin regime is held accountable."
16:52 U2 soloist Bono wrote on Twitter after a concert in the Kiev metro that Zelensky personally invited him to perform in Kiev as a sign of solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
16:43 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Irpin.
16:29 EU Permanent Representatives on Sunday, May 8, did not reach an agreement on sanctions against Russia, in particular, because of the position of Hungary, which opposes the oil embargo. The discussion will continue in the coming days, writes Bloomberg.
15:46 The Russian invaders are engaged in racketeering in the Kherson region, and in their "free time from work" they drink heavily, after which they arrange shootouts and "stabbing" among themselves, the occupants say in a telephone conversation that the SBU managed to intercept.
15:45 The Embassy of Croatia in Ukraine resumes work in Kiev, the ambassador has already returned to the capital, Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovich said during a visit to Kiev.
15:42 Ilya Samoilenko, intelligence officer of the Azov Regiment, said that the military at Azovstal received an order to hold the line. The fighters will "stand for as long as necessary ," he assured.
15:40 US First Lady Jill Biden visited Uzhgorod, where she visited a center for evacuees and met with Olena Zelenska, Transcarpathian journalist Vitaliy Glagola said. By now, she has already left the territory of Ukraine.
15:37 Commander of the Azov Regiment Denis Prokopenko, in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda, told details about how the commander of the 36th brigade of Ukrainian marines Volodymyr Baranyuk decided to escape from the encircled Mariupol and as a result was captured:
“Suddenly, the commander of the 36th brigade decided, without warning anyone, to simply go to a breakthrough in an unknown direction and thereby lost many people. Also, many were left to their own devices, and they were simply captured. If this had not happened, With this brigade, we could have kept the defense on the right bank for a long time, but the flank was exposed, and after the completion of the clearing of the Ilyich plant, the enemy threw all his forces into our direction - this gave him the opportunity to attack us from the flank and rear.
15:29 In Mariupol, the occupiers opened "republican employment centers of the DPR", where people are offered to get temporary jobs: "information support, city improvement, removal of rubble and collection of bodies of the dead (wages - from 10 to 32 thousand rubles. "As the adviser said Mayor Pyotr Andryushchenko, earlier people were recruited to work for food, but due to the massive refusal of local residents to participate in the removal of rubble, the occupiers changed tactics and now promise money.
15:22 The famous dog Patron fell asleep at a briefing held in his honor by Chernihiv rescuers:
15:20 As a result of the shelling of the Russian army, the capacities of the Popasnyansky water utility were damaged, a million residents of the Luhansk region were left without water, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai.
15:18 A cruise missile launched by a Russian SU-35 fighter and a Forpost drone were shot down in the Odessa region today, the Pivden operational command reports.
15:16 Soldiers of the Azov Regiment cannot surrender, because for Russians and propaganda of the Russian Federation this "will be a gift," Ilya Samoylenko, intelligence officer of the Azov Regiment, said. He said that on April 25, the Russians captured one Azov man with the call sign Deng. He was used in propaganda, and then strangled. The mother of this fighter received a photo of her dead son from the Russians.
15:14 Deputy commander of the Azov regiment, Captain Svyatoslav Palamar, said that the commander of the Marines of the 36th brigade was trying to escape from the city with a small group in armored vehicles, trying to break through. Today, the Russian media reported that he was a prisoner of the "DNR".
Palamar called several options for the development of events for people at the blocked plant: “The first is to lay down their arms and just wait for death from a bomb or from starvation. The second is to run away like a coward, thinking only of yourself, forgetting about the duty, the oath that you took. This happened with the commander of the Marines of the 36th Brigade - he tried to escape from the city with a small group in armored vehicles, trying to break through. Third, lay down their arms and surrender. Fourth, prolong your life, stand and fight."
15:07 There is no certainty that all civilians were evacuated from Azovstal , Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Svyatoslav Palamar Kalina said: “Over the past three days, civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal plant. an international organization or a power structure, our Ukrainian politicians did not come here, to the territory of Azovstal. There is no special equipment to sort out all the rubble."
14:53 In the Sinelnikovsky district of the Dnipropetrovsk region, a 12-year-old boy found ammunition from a Russian cluster projectile and brought it home. The explosives detonated, the child died, said the head of the OVA, Valentin Reznichenko. This is the sixth death in the region due to such ammunition.
14:51 Intelligence officer of the Azov Regiment Ilya Samoilenko said that Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol killed 2.5 thousand Russians and wounded another 5,000 - and all this without the support of aviation and artillery. In Mariupol, the Russians lost 15% of the troops that invaded Ukraine.
14:50 In Mariupol, 25 thousand people, mostly civilians, were killed, said the deputy commander of the Azov regiment, Captain Svyatoslav Palamar.
14:48 Zelensky met with Croatian Prime Minister Andriy Plenkovic, discussed increasing sanctions pressure on Russia, protecting Europe's energy freedom and Ukraine's integration into the EU.
14:46 Anton Gerashchenko reports that, according to preliminary estimates, about 300 servicemen from the 64th brigade of the Russian army, which committed atrocities in Bucha, have already been destroyed near Izyum, where they were transferred by the Russian command. "That's how the orcs think they'll cover their tracks," said an adviser to the interior minister.
14:43 An investigation by the British edition of iNews has revealed at least 66 camps in remote parts of Russia, where citizens of Ukraine were forcibly taken from the occupied territories. They were scattered throughout the country: Siberia, the Caucasus, the Arctic Circle and the Far East.
While Moscow claims that "liberated" Ukrainians have "chosen" life in the Far East, those who want to get out of there face an almost impossible task: they have no belongings, no phones, no money, no documents.
14:41 Bono from U2 performed at the metro station in Kiev .
14:35 Occupants in the occupied territories of the Kherson region are looking for candidates for "service in the people's militia" among convicts serving sentences in penitentiary institutions of the region to "replenish the ranks of personnel," the IS group said.
14:30 In Mariupol, the Russian invaders are using the silence regime in order to strengthen their positions and continue the assault on Azovstal. Mayor's adviser Pyotr Andryushchenko said that the Russians had set up a point on Slag Mountain in order to correct the shelling.
14:28 Defenders of Mariupol give a press conference with Azovstal:
14:07 As a result of rocket attacks on Odessa on May 7, 252 apartments were damaged, the City Council reported. Utilities clean up areas of broken glass and frames. 1800 square meters were spent on tightening the windows. m of film. As of the morning of May 8, work has been completed in 75% of homes.
13:49 The invaders are taking out sunflower oil from the Zaporozhye region, the press service of the Defense Forces of the Zaporozhye Territory reports. The finished products that Russian soldiers seized from the Slavia plant in Pologi were destined for shipment abroad, where there is already a shortage of oil.
13:40 Attempts to build a common European home with Russia's participation have failed, Steinmeier said: "We all supported Mikhail Gorbachev's great 1980s concept of building a common European home. However, today we must state that these efforts have failed."
The German President stressed that this does not mean that attempts to participate in the construction were wrong. But what really was a mistake, according to him, was the political support that he provided for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
13:32 Adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vadym Denisenko, in a commentary to the Country, called misform information that Russia is allegedly transferring troops from Syria to Ukraine. According to him, these rumors are as much a myth as the past news that 16,000 Syrian mercenaries arrived in Kyiv: “Remember the rumor from a month ago? But in fact, only 300 arrived. Imagine that they are withdrawing all troops from Syria, - this is nonsense, because they received these bases on lease for 49 years. It makes no sense to leave these places.<...> There are two thousand real soldiers there, at best. The maximum that they can do is to transfer a thousand people And that's it. No need to panic and fan a far-fetched myth."
13:19 Russia is pulling anti-aircraft missile forces to the north of Crimea. The satellite recorded the pulling together of the anti-aircraft missile forces of the Russian army in the village of Filatovka, located near the Kherson region, Schemes (Radio Liberty) report. The images show a cluster of Russian military equipment, including anti-aircraft and missile systems.
12:52 The head of the Luhansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai, said that due to an air strike by the Russian army, the light went out first in Lisichansk, and then in Severodonetsk.
12:34 Putin, in his message addressed to the veterans of the "Great Patriotic War" and the citizens of Ukraine, stressed "the inadmissibility of revenge on the ideological heirs of those who were defeated in the Great Patriotic War." He also "sincerely" wished the Ukrainian veterans "mental fortitude, good health and longevity", and all the inhabitants of Ukraine - "a peaceful and just future."
At the same time, he declared that "as in 1945, victory will be ours."
12:18 Ukraine is completing questionnaires on the status of a candidate for EU membership. How the consideration of her application will proceed, what the conclusion of the European Commission may be and why the EU summit in June is important - in the material Ukraine's accession to the EU .
12:06 The war unleashed by Russia also affects the Ukrainian oligarchs. How and what they are doing to help Ukraine - in the material How the war affects the Ukrainian oligarchs and what role they play .
11:46 Rogozin threatened Elon Musk that he would "have to answer in an adult way" for supplying the Ukrainian forces with military communications: "According to our information, the Pentagon delivered and transferred Internet transmission and reception boxes to the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Starlink. The mask will have to answer like an adult."
11:40 The American Institute for the Study of War notes that the Ukrainian counter-offensive northeast of Kharkov has made significant progress and is likely to move towards the border with Russia in the coming days or weeks. And the bridges blown up by the Russians mean that in the near future the occupiers are unlikely to start operations to return the north-eastern outskirts of Kharkov liberated by Ukrainian troops.
This Ukrainian offensive is likely aimed at pushing Russian troops out of range of artillery fire for Kharkov and towards the border of Russia's Belgorod region, analysts say. The Ukrainian counter-offensive is thus forcing Russian units intended for deployment elsewhere to redeploy to the Kharkov Front. The Ukrainian counter-offensive demonstrates "promising opportunities" and may create conditions for further offensive operations in the north-east of the Kharkiv region.
11:19 The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the approximate losses of the invaders on the morning of May 8. The enemy suffered the greatest losses over the past day in the Novopavlovsk direction.
personnel - about 25,500 (+400) people liquidated,
tanks - 1130 (+8),
armored combat vehicles - 2741 (+28),
artillery systems - 509 (+0),
MLRS - 179 (+7),
air defense systems - 86 (+2),
aircraft - 199 (+0),
helicopters - 156 (+1),
automotive equipment and tankers - 1961 (+27),
ships/boats - 12 (+1),
UAV operational-tactical level - 360 (+19),
special equipment - 39 (+1),
cruise missiles - 92 (+2).
11:14 Every fourth migrant of working age from Ukraine found a legal job in Poland, said the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Poland, the authorized government for Ukrainian refugees Pavel Shefernaker. According to him, 400,000 people of working age from Ukraine are registered in the PESEL database (identification number); more than 100 thousand of them managed to find work.
Shefernaker also said that Ukrainian migrants are trying to be as independent as possible, in particular, they are looking for separate housing for rent.
11:10 Kuleba announced the need to create a special tribunal: "We need a special tribunal for aggression against Ukraine to call the Russian leadership to account. Yesterday I spoke at the first International Conference on this issue in Vilnius. I thank the organizers and repeat my call to support the creation of the tribunal ".
11:03 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that the Aerospace Forces during the night destroyed the command post of the Ukrainian mechanized brigade in the Kharkiv region and the communications center of the military airfield Chervonoglinskoe near the village of Artsyz. Also, a project 1241 corvette of the Ukrainian Navy was allegedly destroyed in the Odessa region, and two more Ukrainian Su-24 bombers and one Mi-24 helicopter were destroyed over Zmeiny Island.
10:58 The head of the German Bundestag, Berbel Bas, has arrived in Kyiv , said Enrico Brissa, head of the Bundestag secretariat. She will commemorate the victims of World War II and National Socialist tyranny and hold political talks.
10:54 Taiwan after Russia has limited the export of high-tech goods to Belarus. The export control list contains equipment for the production of semiconductors, as well as lasers and navigation systems.
10:27 The Russians are suffering huge losses, the hospital in Luhansk is crammed with the bodies of the liquidated occupiers and the seriously wounded, the head of the Luhansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai, said during a telethon. According to him, due to the lack of medicines, "the wounded have a high chance of becoming 200." Gaidai noted that each attack of the RF Armed Forces ends with dozens of liquidated occupiers.
10:24 Zelensky said in an interview with Fox News that Kiev is aware of individual countries that have shown interest in Russia's proposals to sell them grain stolen from Ukraine, and will "respond properly" if they conclude such agreements.
10:22 Ukrainian fighters retreated from Popasna to take stronger positions, the head of the Luhansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai said on the air of the telethon: "Unfortunately, our military really retreated a little from Popasna. Because the city was shelled for more than two months, as long as the invasion has been going on, constantly shelled, everything was destroyed there. Therefore, ours retreated to stronger positions that were prepared in advance. "
Earlier today, the Russian media reported, citing Kadyrov, that "most of the city of Popasnaya has been taken under the control of the Russian armed forces."
10:17 AFU showed how they destroyed an enemy helicopter with a landing force on Snake Island:
10:15 Biden and Trudeau had a telephone conversation in which the central topic was Russia's war against Ukraine.
10:08 Germany will increase the volume of emergency humanitarian aid to Ukraine from 122 to 185 million euros, said Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze. The increased funding will allow for the supply of drinking water, as well as the restoration of destroyed apartments, schools and kindergartens. "Where bombs no longer fall, Germany will invest billions in reconstruction," Schulze promised.
10:04 British intelligence notes that Russia is transferring high-ranking commanders to the battlefield, but this is unlikely to help her. Difficulties with command and control, as well as the poor performance of the Russians on the front line, dragged senior commanders onto the battlefield, who presumably took personal control of operations. Russian commanders rarely delegate operational authority to their subordinates, who in turn do not gain vital command experience.
However, it is not clear whether the presence of these commanders on the battlefield led to an improvement or change in the operational concept. Planning errors and failures continue to undermine RF progress.
Placing commanders on the front line exposes them to significant risk, resulting in a disproportionately high loss of Russian officers in this war. Accordingly, forces react slowly to setbacks and cannot change their approach on the battlefield. These challenges are likely to remain unchanged given the relative lack of operational command experience among assigned officers.
09:47 Zelensky: "This year we say 'Never again' differently. We hear 'Never again' differently. It sounds painful, cruel. Without an exclamation, but with a question mark. You say: never again? Tell Ukraine about it" .
09:26 On the night of May 8, two more cruise missiles were fired at Odessa, both were shot down, OK Pivden reports.
09:24 The invaders fired at Shipilovo at night in the Luhansk region, 11 people were under the rubble, said the head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Sergei Gaidai. He also added that the group of occupying troops continues offensive operations in the Popasnyansky and Severodonetsk directions.
09:13 In Poland, almost 57% of the population is in favor of sending peacekeeping troops to Ukraine. These are the results of an IBRiS survey commissioned by the newspaper Rzeczpospolita. 32.5% of Poles were against.
08:56 The "DNR" stated that they captured the highest command staff of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Ukrainian troops. The brigade commander, Hero of Ukraine Colonel Volodymyr Baranyuk and Chief of Staff Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov were captured after they tried to leave the Azovmash plant.
The fact that Baranyuk was taken prisoner was confirmed by the interlocutors of Ukrainska Pravda among the Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol.
08:54 Zaporozhye was closed for exits, the OVA reported. Such measures were introduced in connection with the tense security situation. The entrance to the city remains open.
08:35 Russians are trying to create a "picture" of celebrations on May 9 in the Zaporozhye region by deceit: in Energodar, documents are taken away from the locals and they promise to give it back on May 9, and in Kamenka-Dniprovska they are forced to come to work on Monday and take part in the parade, reports Zaporozhskaya OVA.
08:20 Bayraktars near Zmeiny Island destroyed a Russian landing boat of the Serna type and two landing assault boats of the Raptor type, the Pivden Operational Command reported.
08:11 Zelensky, in an interview with FoxNews, commented on Putin's possible declaration of war against Ukraine on May 9: "This will not change anything for us. For us, the war has been going on for eight years, a full-scale war has been more than 70 days."
According to the president, the victory that the Russians are striving for is the defeat of the civilized world. Zelensky added that May 9 may be remembered by the world as a tragedy, a bloody day and as a day that should not be forgotten.
07:50 From an air strike on a school in Belogorovka, 60 people were previously killed , said the head of the Luhansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai. The Russians launched an airstrike on a school where people were hiding on May 7 at 16:37. As a result, a fire broke out in the school building on an area of about 300 square meters. m and in the house of culture.
The fire was extinguished for almost four hours, then during the analysis of the rubble, the bodies of two dead were found. Evacuated from the rubble 30 people, seven of whom were injured. Most likely, all 60 people who remained under the rubble of buildings died.
07:42 In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is trying to stop the advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine towards the state border of Ukraine to the north and northeast of Kharkov, the General Staff said. The Russians shelled the settlements of Prudyanka, Slatino and Tsirkuny.
Russia is also preparing a continuation of the offensive on the Izyum-Barvenkovo and Izyum-Slavyansk directions. For this, two battalion tactical groups from the 35th army of invaders were additionally deployed from the territory of Russia.
In the Donetsk region, the invaders are advancing in the Limansky, Popasnyansky, Severodonetsky and Avdeevsky directions. In the Kurakhovsky direction, they are trying to resume offensive operations towards the settlement of Novomikhailovka. In the Liman direction, as a result of assault operations, the enemy captured the northern outskirts of Shandrigolovo.
The troops in Transnistria are in full combat readiness, the situation in the Bessarabian direction is tense.
07:03 Great Britain will provide additional military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 1.6 billion dollars. This is almost double Britain's previous spending commitments to Ukraine. Additional funds will come from the reserve in case of emergencies after agreement with the Treasury, reports The Guardian, citing Johnson's statement.
In particular, the package includes counter-battery radar systems, GPS jamming equipment and night vision devices. This is the highest level of military spending in Britain since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the newspaper notes.
06:20 The Russian authorities do not abandon their plans to destroy Ukraine as a state and openly declare their military aggression - this is how Podolyak, on the air of Ukraine 24, commented on the words of the Vice Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy about their intentions to continue the war until the troops reach the Polish border.
“In my opinion, this is a brilliant statement. It is on the same line as Mr. Lavrov’s statement regarding the state of Israel. All this really shows what the political elite of the Russian Federation is thinking about. Putin is not just thinking about this, they are thinking about it, they live in this, they boil in it. These are their blood vessels, through which these infectious bacteria travel, the desire to destroy everyone," the adviser to the head of the OP said.
05:04 Supporting a full-scale invasion of Ukraine at this stage could cost Russia about $900 million a day. Such an assessment in an interview with Newsweek was expressed by Sean Spunts, editor-in-chief of the military publication SOFREP.
01:30 In occupied Berdyansk, Russians abducted ambulance volunteer Alexei Poddubny, and a week ago, the head of the ambulance station, Olga Savvon, disappeared, the press service of the City Council reports.
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[RIA Novosti] Captured Croatian citizen Vekoslav Prebek, who fought in the ranks of the Ukrainian security forces, said that he had an order not to let civilians out of Mariupol, according to the Telegram channel of the People's Militia of the DPR.
As the Croatian national television channel HRT reported on Saturday, the Croatian Foreign Ministry confirmed the detention by the Russian Armed Forces of a Croatian citizen in Mariupol .
According to the People's Militia of the DPR, a Croatian mercenary told how the security forces took up positions on the territory of the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. According to him, besides him, there were also foreigners in the unit - three British citizens , they deserted.
"When we were standing at the plant, we had an order not to let civilians out of Mariupol. The order to this was given by the battalion commander, Yevgeny Petrovich Bova. The reason? Like, we don't know who is coming out and what information can be passed on to the enemy," Prebek said.
Earlier, Croatian media, on condition of anonymity, repeatedly reported on the participation of "volunteers" from the republic in the armed conflict on the side of Kiev.
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[RIA Novosti] The commander of the special purpose company of the main department of the national police of the Kherson region, Lieutenant Colonel Nikolai Salamakha, after meeting with Russian security forces on the eve of Victory Day, voluntarily handed over a disguised warehouse with dozens of Kalashnikov assault rifles, machine guns, hundreds of grenades, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
After inspecting the base of the special forces of the Kherson police on Sretenskaya Street (the former "Berkut"), Russian security forces found 120 boxes of ammunition (80 boxes of 7.62 caliber cartridges, 40 boxes of RGD-5, F-1, RGM grenades) and 50 small arms AK-74 , AKSU, Ukrainian-made police shotguns, 2 NSV "Utes" machine guns with a hundred boxes of rounds.
As Russian security officials told RIA Novosti, Salamakha also said that, at the direction of the Kiev authorities, he was to lead a special unit to carry out "sabotage operations" on the territory of the Kherson region.
At the same time, he stated that "being the heir of a WWII veteran who honors the memory of his ancestor," he voluntarily shared "the plans of his leadership against his Russian brothers and the civilian population of Kherson."
In addition to what was said, Salamakha named the names of former employees who were responsible for the safety of the warehouse: Gennady Ivanenko, Andriy Gladkiy and Yuriy Turchenko, as well as Artem Redchem and Vitaly Chaika, Ukrainian intelligence liaison officers.
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." ― Sun Tzu
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[NewsFrontInfo] 23:31 970 evacuated from dangerous areas of the Donetsk, Luhansk People's Republics and Ukraine to the territory of the Russian Federation.
22:09 The Russian Ka-52 demilitarizes the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Izyum direction from a roll-up.
18:20 Air raid sirens sound in the central and eastern regions of Ukraine. Local sources also reported the possible launch of cruise missiles from the Black Sea.
17:17 Several explosions sounded in the town of Bogodukhov northwest of Kharkov. There is a railway junction in the village, through which supplies of weapons and equipment of NATO countries for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine go.
15:51 In the Kharkiv region, the Russian military congratulated veterans and "children of the war" on the eve of Victory Day.
15:50 The Russian military discovered and seized a cache with weapons and ammunition left by Ukrainian saboteurs in one of the forest belts on the outskirts of Berdyansk.
15:33 In the city of Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, a peaceful life is being established. Small business is being restored in the city, there is electricity, two currencies are in use - hryvnia and rubles. There was fuel at the gas station. Residents of the city are actively preparing for the celebration of Victory Day, which they have been waiting for 8 years to freely celebrate it, proudly carrying the St. George ribbon in their hands.
13:53 Shoigu presented the gold stars of the Hero of Russia to the participants in the operation in Ukraine: the commander of the attack air regiment Litvinov and the navigator of the air regiment Dudin, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
13:20 The soldiers of the National Guard destroyed the caches with mines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 120mm mortar rounds were found at an abandoned Ukrainian military unit in the Zaporozhye region.
13:01 Russian Defense Ministry: A corvette of the Ukrainian Navy was destroyed by high-precision airborne missiles of the Aerospace Forces near Odessa.
12:42 Vladimir Putin sent congratulatory messages to foreign peoples and leaders on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War:
— Today, the common duty is to prevent the revival of Nazism, which brought so much suffering to people from different countries.
- In messages to the leaders of the DPR and LPR: today our servicemen, like their ancestors, are fighting shoulder to shoulder for the liberation of their native land from Nazi filth. As in 1945, victory will be ours.
— In his message to veterans of the Great Patriotic War and citizens of Ukraine, the president emphasized the inadmissibility of revenge on the ideological heirs of those who were defeated in the Great Patriotic War.
12:40 MelitopolreadySee you on May 9th! Fountains are working, billboards with congratulations, St. George ribbons and banners are everywhere) But the most important thing is that people on the streets are smiling!
11:51 The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine. In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:
765 unmanned aerial vehicles;
297 anti-aircraft missile systems;
2927 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles;
335 rocket launchers;
1393 field artillery and mortar guns;
2746 units of special military vehicles.
11:40 in Melitopolwill passmarch of the Immortal Regiment.
11:05 High-precision missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed a corvette of the Ukrainian Navy in the Odessa region - the Russian Defense Ministry. Highlights from the briefing:
In total, 4 Ukrainian aircraft, 3 UAVs and 4 helicopters were destroyed in the Odessa area in a day, including those with troops on board.
Rocket troops and artillery hit 56 command posts, 32 artillery firing positions, 415 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The command post of a mechanized brigade in the Pyatikhatka area of the Kharkiv region and the communications center of the Chervonoglinskoye military airfield were also destroyed.
10:49 Two more Ukrainian Su-24 bombers and one Mi-24 helicopter were destroyed over Snake Island - the Russian Defense Ministry.
10:30 Konstantin Knyrik on the Walk of Fame in Kherson, which is decorated with portraits of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War from the Kherson region. The posters were made in Crimea by order of News Front. The EU flag came in handy as a cleaning cloth. For the last 8 years, portraits of the "heavenly hundred" have been hanging here.
10:10 EffectsAPU strike on the city of Naked Pristan in the Kherson region. The servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched a criminal missile strike with the Tochka-U tactical missile system, endangering civilians. One house, where a family with a child lived, was completely destroyed. Ten more buildings were damaged, including the home of a labor veteran. Local residents suffered. Currently, the municipal services of the city have begun to eliminate the consequences of the missile attack.
10:02 For the second day in a row, the RF Armed Forces have been attacking air defense position areas in Odessa and its environs. Along the perimeter of the city there are four stationary batteries of the S-125 Pechora-2D air defense system. By May 7, three batteries had three launchers each, and another had four launchers. As a result of yesterday's strikes, two launchers were destroyed. The loss of personnel of the Ukrainian air defense forces amounted to 11 people killed and 18 people wounded. Today, Novaya Dofinovka and another air defense position area were struck, this time to the east of Odessa.
10:00 Losses of the Ukrainian side as a result of a special military operation of the RF Armed Forces on May 8, 2022:
During the day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 425 people killed, wounded and captured. The total losses in killed, wounded and captured in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, NGU and State Border Service are over 52 thousand people.
10 tanks, 22 armored vehicles, 25 field artillery and mortar guns, 1 MLRS, 31 vehicles and special equipment, 3 aircraft, 3 helicopters, 11 UAVs and 1 boat were lost.
09:43 Zaporozhye was closed for exits. The administration reports that such a measure was introduced in connection with the tense security situation.
09:04 Ukrainian troops launched a missile attack on civilians in the city of Golaya Pristan in the Kherson region. As a result, there are victims - the Russian Ministry of Defense.
08:20 Yesterday in Konstantinovka, the headquarters of the nationalists was destroyed by a missile strike. Command staff died.
08:12 An air raid alert is sounding almost throughout Ukraine.
Some weeks back, there was a pic of a low-level diplomatic meeting between Rus and Ukr . The Russians, all dressed in business suits, looked like accountants and gangsters. Or gangster accountants. The Ukrainians were dressed in hoodies and track suits, and looked like a bunch of gopniks.
/\ Yes, the real tragedy. Young men and women on both sides who absolutely have no interest in war. Old people and children caught in the shredder. All because of some lunatic, power hungry politician. Absolutely sickening.
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[NewsFrontInfo] 22:11 NM DPR captured one 122-mm multiple launch rocket system BM-21 "Grad", three 120-mm mortars and four enemy cargo vehicles.
21:14 On the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about another injured civilian as a result ofshellingVFU n.p. Verkhnetoretskoye - to a woman born in 1957Previouslya man born in 1954 was wounded in this locality.
Information was also received about the wounding of a civilian born in 1946. as a result of the shelling of the VFU n.p. Novobokhmutovka, Yasinovatsky district, at the address: st. Forest, 30.
Thus, the number of civilian casualties for May 8, 2022 is 7 people (1 killed and 6 injured).
20:25 VFUshellingcivilians of Donetsk
Ukrainian militants continue to fire on residential areas of Donetsk. So, as a result of terrorist shelling, a residential sector in the Petrovsky district was damaged. One civilian was killed.
19:35 Information was received through the operational line of the DPR JCCC about the wounding of a civilian born in 1954. as a resultshellingVFU n.p. Verkhnetoretskoye at the address: st. Red, 48.
There were also reports of damage as a result ofshellingVFU n.p. Verkhnetoretskoye at the addresses:
- st. Red, 48, 50.
Information about the consequences of shelling continues to arrive.
19:12 On the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about the injured civilian, born in 1971. on st. Arkhipova, 14, as a resultshellingVFU Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
There were also reports of damage as a result ofshellingVFU in Donetsk at the following addresses:
- st. Arkhipova, 14/10 - apartment building.
- st. Revyakina, 33 - Boarding school No. 28.
18:30 Decree of the Head of the DPR No. 196 dated May 8, 2022 amended Decree No. 45 dated March 3, 2022. The liberated settlements, previously temporarily under the control of Ukraine, are included in the zone of influence and responsibility of the regions of the Donetsk People's Republic. According to the changes, included in the zone of influence and responsibility:
- The administration of the city of Yasinovataya:
- The village of Troitskoye.
Also temporarily included in the zone of influence and responsibility:
- Administration of the Novoazovsky district:
- The village of Radyanskaya Ukraine.
– Telmanovsky district administrations:
– Valeryanovka village;
- The village of Blagoveshchenka;
- Egorovka village;
- Kirillovka village;
- Zachatovka village;
- Lidino village;
- The village of Lazarevka;
- Novonikolaevka village;
- The village of Shevchenko (Volnovakha district).
– Administration of the city of Donetsk:
- The village of Evgenovka;
- The village of Staromlynovka;
- The village of Novopetrikovka;
- The village of Krasnaya Polyana.
18:22 According to preliminary data, the Russian Army has liberated the village of Nizhne in the LPR. Ukrainian fighters fled.
18:10 The village of Nizhne in the LPR has been taken, an exit to Lisichansk has been opened for our troops, - Kadyrov. Together with the fighters of the LPR, our soldiers took complete control of the urban-type settlement of Nizhnee. The Russian troops got a lot of trophies, which the Bandera people left in a hurry in their headquarters.
18:08 AFU fires at civilians in Donetsk. Ukrainian militants continue to fire on residential areas of Donetsk. So, as a result of terrorist shelling, a residential sector in the Petrovsky district was damaged. One civilian was killed.
18:00 Destructionfrom ATGM firing positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Peski. The Nazis use the abandoned houses of civilians to fire at the positions of the NM DNR.
17:35 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Krasnogorovka - n.p. Staromikhailivka: 5 LNG grenades fired.
17:22 A strong fire in Gorlovka - houses and a kindergarten are on fire. Local residents believe that incendiary shells from Ukraine may be to blame. The burning area of the city is shelled all day long. On the ground, hexagonal bars with a pronounced smell are found.
17:02 Prikhodko: Ukrainian nationalist gangs shelled the Gorlovsky village of the Gagarin mine. As a result of the aggression of the VFU, many fires were recorded in housing construction in the lane. Makeevsky, 2, on the street. 40 years of October, 3, Grechko, 11, Longitudinal, 14, Aktobe, 7, Pereyaslavskaya. Emergencies Ministry brigades went to the scene of incidents. Information about fires continues to arrive.
16:15 The operational line of the DPR JCCC receivedinformationabout damage resulting fromshellingVFU of the mine village named after Gagarin N. p. Gorlovka at the following addresses:
- per. Makeevsky, 2 - fire of a private house was recorded;
- st. 40 years of October, 3 - fire of a private house was recorded.
Information about the consequences of shelling continues to arrive.
15:43 In Kherson, a photo exhibition of the history of Donbass over the past 8 years "Truth from Donbass" was held.
15:40 Information was received through the operational line of the DPR JCCC that as a resultshellingVFU n.p. Gorlovka de-energized the upper and lower pumping stations of the water supply unit No. 2.
Without water supply, the microdistrict "Kvartal 88", settlements: mines named after. V. I. Lenin, Ruduch, Maisky, Nizhny Khutor, New Quarter, Bessarabka, Nikitovka, Zaitsevo, Mashzavod im. Kirov, Kochegarka (from Internatsionalnaya St. to Pilipenko St.), the Solnechny array lived.
There was also information about damage to an apartment building as a result ofshellingVFU of the village "Administrative" of the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk at the address: st. Miner's Glory, 10, apt. 45.
15:30 The first products from the DPR will be shipped through the port of Mariupol in May - Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin.
15:20 An inconvenient truth for the Ukrainian authorities from the deputy commander of the Azov regiment, captain Svyatoslav "Kalina":
➖our government failed to protect Mariupol, failed to prepare the defense of Mariupol
➖we received neither air, nor ground, nor artillery support
➖we are actually left to the mercy of fate.
15:04 Deputy commander of the Azov regiment says they have many wounded soldiers, begs them to be evacuated - Reuters.
15:02 Head of the DPRvisitedin Mariupol with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin visited Azovmash, as well as the Mariupol commercial port. Work is in full swing there - more than 400 employees have already been hired.
14:40 Kuibyshevsky district was subjected to a daytime strike:
- st. Luzina, 12 (settlement "Oktyabrsky mine") - the glazing is damaged;
- st. Stepnaya, 97 (settlement "Administrative") - the roof burned down;
- st. Stepnaya, 75 and 98 (settlement "Administrative") - the glazing is damaged.
14:20 A woman was wounded in Gorlovka. As a result of the shelling of the VFU on the street. Oleko Dundich was injured by a woman. She is currently receiving medical attention.
14:10 On the eve of the holiday "Victory Day" in the Great Patriotic War, the servicemen of the NM LNR in the village. Muratovo, Trekhizbenka and Grechishkino organizedfilm screeningpatriotic materials and distribution of treats to civilians and refugees.
14:00 Information was received via the operational line of the JCCC of the DPR about damage as a result of the shelling of the VFU in Donetsk at the following addresses:
settlement "Administrative": st. Stepnaya, 75, 98 - private residential buildings.
13:50 Storycaptured soldiers of the 36th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine about a breakthrough from Mariupol. Since February 25, the Ukrainian military have been sitting in the basements of Azovmash, covering neo-Nazis who have settled on the neighboring Azovstal. On April 15, the marines decided to break out of Mariupol so as not to "be nannies" for the colonels. They were blocked by Russian special forces, who quickly defeated the group. Part of the Ukrainian servicemen laid down their arms.
13:45 According to the operational line of the JCCC DPR, information was received about a fire as a result of a direct hit of VFU ammunition in a private residential building at the address: st. Stepnaya, d. 97, the village "Administrative" of the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk.
13:00 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Avdiivka - n.p. Yasinovataya: fired 6 shells of 122 mm caliber.
12:47 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Dzerzhinsk - n.p. Gorlovka: 40 missiles fired from BM-21 Grad.
12:46 As a result of the shelling from the positions of the VFU, the village of Maisky, in the Central City district of Gorlovka, was left without electricity.
Also on st. Lemesheva, 3, a Ukrainian shell hit a farm building. Good without sacrifice.
12:45 As of May 8, 2022, on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic, a group of DPR troops, with fire support from the RF Armed Forces, liberated and established full control over 184 settlements, including Komsomolsky and Lesnoye (Volnovahsky district). Mariupol is under full operational control.
12:34 As a result of the shelling of the Petrovsky district:
- Vostochny microdistrict, st. Worsted, 89 - the gates and glazing of 4 windows of a private house were damaged;
- st. Velikoanadolskaya, 17/7 - the roof of a 2-storey building was damaged.
12:06 Candidate for US SenatevisitedFrontier.
12:05 Over 3,300 subscribers remain without power supply in DPR
As a result of the shelling of the VFU in the Donetsk People's Republic, 44 transformer substations, 1 hospital, 2 educational institutions and over 3,300 household subscribers were de-energized, the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.
Take care of yourself and your family, try not to leave the house unnecessarily. During the shelling, do not leave the shelter.
12:00 “People were shelled, killed, houses were destroyed. What for?". Residents of the village of Yelenovka, Donetsk regiontoldon the behavior of the APU militants during the retreat from the settlement.
“Here and there they robbed, robbed shops, smashed everything. It's all very scary."
11:55 According to the operational line of the JCCC DPR, information was received about damage as a result of shelling of the VFU of the following settlements:
Donetsk (Petrovsky district, Vostochny microdistrict): st. Worsted, 89 - a private residential building.
n.p. Gorlovka (village of the Gagarin mine): Kindergarten No. 51.
11:50 Fire was detected from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Dyleevka - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of sh-you named after Gagarin): 7 shells of 122 mm caliber were fired.
11:45 Activists of the Young Guard of United Russia and the "Volunteer Company" handed out 100 thousand St. George ribbons in Mariupol. For the first time, United Russia is holding the St. George Ribbon campaign in the Donbass and in the liberated territories.
11:40 Over the past day, our servicemen destroyed 32 Ukrainian nationalists, 1 firing position of a 152-mm self-propelled gun 2S3 "Acacia", 1 firing position of a 122-mm self-propelled gun 2S1 "Gvozdika", 4 armored personnel carriers and 2 field warehouses with ammunition. 1 towed 152-mm howitzer gun, 2 infantry fighting vehicles and 1 truck were captured - Eduard Basurin, deputy head of the department of the NM of the DPR.
11:36 According to updated information, as a result of the shelling of the Gorlovsky village of the Gagarin mine from the positions of the VFU, the glazing of the house building on the street was damaged. Stozhka, 142, 14. The roof of the garage near the house was also damaged. The shelling of the village continues. A convincing request to the residents of the village to leave the streets and go to shelters - Prikhodko.
11:03 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:
n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of sh-you named after Gagarin): 7 shells of 122 mm caliber were fired;
n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Gorlovka (microdistrict "Builders"): 8 shells of 122 mm caliber were fired.
10:48 As a result of the barbaric shelling of the Gorlovka village of the Gagarin mine, the building of kindergarten No. 51 was damaged by the VFU. Fortunately, no casualties were reported. Once again, one can be convinced that Ukrainian nationalists are fighting against the civilian population of Donbass, against children. War criminals will suffer their well-deserved punishment - Prikhodko.
10:47 AFU attacked the street. Worsted, on the border of the Kirovsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk, a civilian born in 1974 died.
10:15 For all the time, 182 people were evacuated from the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. This was reported at the headquarters of the territorial defense of the DNR.
10:12 445 people were evacuated from Mariupol to Bezymennoe per day, including 67 children - the headquarters of the DPR's territorial defense.
10:10 Statement by the official representative of the NM of the LPR, Captain Filiponenko I.M. according to the situation as of 05/08/2022. During the clashes with units of the defense department, over the past day, the enemy suffered losses in manpower and military equipment, namely:
➖1 armored personnel carrier;
➖2 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine made the right decision, laid down their arms and thus saved their lives.
10:07 Javelin is useless in urban battles, constantly "something interferes", follows from the testimony of the captured commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Vladimir Baranyuk, a video of which was filmed in one of the settlements of the DPR.
09:40 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Leninskoye - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement sh-you named after Gagarin): heavy machine guns were used.
09:36 AFU attack Horlivka again. Explosions of Ukrainian shells are recorded in the fields near the Galaktika shopping center, which is in the Stroitel residential area. Residents of this housing estate are urged to be extremely careful and limit movement along the streets as much as possible.
09:34 Russia and Ukraine announced the completion of the evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal plant. According to the DPR, a total of 176 civilians were withdrawn, in Kyiv they say that more than 300.
09:30 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Zheleznaya Balka: 8 LNG grenades and 29 AGS grenades fired.
09:20 Armed formations of Ukraine struck in the direction: N of the item. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Gorlovka: 8 shells of 122 mm caliber were fired.
09:10 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Iron Beam: fired 40 mines in 120 mm caliber.
08:57 AFU fired from the settlement Novomikhailovka - n.p. Lugansk: fired 10 mines with 120 mm caliber and 12 mines with 82 mm caliber, fired 8 LNG grenades.
08:45 Our military in Popasna, the Armed Forces of Ukraine went to Bakhmut. Now the troops of Russia and the LPR will go to Lisichansk, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine are, encircling the group located there. Yesterday was a very successful day. Glory to the Russian army and the LPR militia.
08:40 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:
n.p. Metalworker - n.p. Golmovsky: fired 5 mines in 120 mm caliber;
n.p. Sands - Donetsk: 20 missiles were fired from the BM-21 Grad.
08:00 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:
n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): 4 shells of 122 mm caliber were fired.
n.p. Novoluganskoye - n.p. Golmovsky: 8 shells of 122 mm caliber were fired.
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[REGNUM] Armament and military equipment from the United States and Western countries were destroyed by the Russian Aerospace Forces in the area of the settlement of Soledar on May 8, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov told reporters.
During the special operation in Ukraine, "the weapons and military equipment delivered to the Sol railway station from the United States and Western countries, as well as the personnel of the reserve units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, were destroyed," a representative of the Russian Defense Ministry noted.
He also added that the Russian Aerospace Forces hit 19 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
They also destroyed a pontoon crossing of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Chuguev region and six depots of rocket and artillery weapons in the DPR (in the regions of Krasnaya Gora, Verkhnekamenka, Mayaki), in the LPR (Novodruzhevsk), in the Kharkov region (Reznikovo and Nikolaevka).
The modern context is drawn from the shifting support of the English for the French Revolution, which seemed to change with the emergency of that pesky affinity the French had for industrial-style decapitation of the nobility by the dozens daily.
"Perfidious signifies one who does not keep his faith or word (from the Latin word perfidia), while Albion is an ancient and now poetic name for Great Britain."
Planes loaded with military equipment loaded on aircraft and sent over the weekend. I was told Monday but happened Saturday and Sunday at Dulles. One vet said old equipment but I don't believe that. So oil from National reserves to three countries and all this equipment most likely given away leads me to believe no restocking of National reserve or military hardware.
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[REGNUM] Cossacks of the Terek Cossack Army will take part in the Victory Parade on Red Square for the first time. Together with them, the Cossacks of the Kuban Cossack Army will march on May 9. This was reported to IA REGNUM by the press service of the All-Russian Cossack Society.
On Victory Day, 105 Kuban and the same number of Terek Cossacks will walk along the cobblestones of Red Square, representing the Russian Cossacks. The ataman of the All-Russian Cossack Society Nikolai Doluda will lead the procession of the Cossacks .
"Two months of training at the Alabino training ground were not in vain. At the dress rehearsal, the Cossack ceremonial calculations demonstrated combat coherence and a sense of shoulder. For the Cossack brotherhood, this is a genetic feeling. It is acquired not only by sports training, but also by the unity of spirit," said the Cossack general.
The Cossacks will march in memory of the Cossack heroes of the Great Patriotic War, as well as in honor of compatriots participating in Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
Recall that the triumph of the Cossack Guards was the Victory Parade in Moscow on June 24, 1945. For courage and heroism shown in the fight against the Nazi invaders, about 100,000 Cossack cavalrymen were awarded orders and medals.
[DW] A device that was discovered Friday in the basement of Ria Novosti's office in Berlin's Steglitz district was "probably incendiary," according to police. An investigation into the "dangerous object" is still ongoing.
A device found in the building of a Russian news agency in Berlin was "probably" explosive, German police said Saturday.
Police had initially been called to the location on Friday afternoon after an empty beer bottle was thrown at the building's facade.
The device was discovered in the basement of a place "housing the office of a Russian press agency," Ria Novosti, in the city's Steglitz district, police said Saturday.
"Yesterday, emergency services found a dangerous object at the building of a Russian news agency in Steglitz, which was probably an incendiary device," Berlin police tweeted. "It was destroyed by specialists."
Whether it was a deliberate attack was initially unclear, a police spokesperson told German news agency DPA.
"There are also offices of other companies in the building," the spokesperson said. "The background is not yet known, the investigation is ongoing."
RIA NOVOSTI CLAIMS 'POSSIBLE TERROR ATTACK'
The Russian state-owned news agency reacted on Telegram by saying that the placing of the device constituted "a possible terrorist attack against Russian journalists and their families" in Berlin.
The incident came as Russia prepares to hold traditional Victory Day festivities on Monday to mark the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany while tensions endure over its invasion of Ukraine.
Regarding the May 9 commemorations, domestic intelligence in Germany is expecting "car parades and demonstrations" in support of Russia, and possibly the invasion of Ukraine, to take place in Berlin and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti is headquartered in Moscow.
[GatewayPundit] A state-owned public transport operator in Gay Paree, La Belle France, the Régie Autonome des Transports Gay Pareeiens, has pulled out 149 electric buses from its fleet after two of them spontaneously went kaboom! within the same month.
The RATP decided to temporarily retire the electric vehicles after the second explosion occurred around 9 a.m. on April 29 near the Francois Mitterrand Library, according to reporting from the local newspaper Le Gay Pareeien and a RATP news release.
Footage of the bus engulfed in flames in Gay Paree’s 13th arrondissement was widely circulated on social media.
A video by VIXX compiling the viral videos showed smoke emanating from the top of the bus, where the battery is located. The smoke gave way to a kaboom and a shower of sparks that covered the vehicle’s mid-section and nearby areas.
In the video there was a *pop* in the roof mounted battery pack and within 5-to-6 seconds it had burned through to the cabin. It was a *cough* Energetic Reaction *cough* that looked like a thermite burn -- made me a believer that the technology isn't viable yet, truly.
We don't call 'environmentalists' watermelons for no reason. Green on the outside and red inside when they spontaneously combust. The buses were just doing their part to cull as the greenies want to do.
Take a few seconds. Now, after the combustion you see what most people would think to do when unprepared and ignorant - something I believe we can agree on over the last 2 years - go get some water ASAP and douse the flame..dude was lucky he slipped. Watch how quickly fumes fill that room, and these ain't old campfire smells, this is the same aisle as mtth production fumes. Lucky it wasn't raining.
Maybe the bus driver can give us a little egress safety spiel before engaging the clutch. Something like: “Hail Mary full of grace…”
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If SNL was funny they might do a skit about this.
Have a 'stewardess' go thru the two-minute safety, drop-down-oxygen, and exit protocol with every stop. And of course the oxygen for the drop-down masks is stored in the ceiling panels close to the batteries... perfectly safe.
[KhaamaPress] According to the developer company, the receivers will be able to manage the computer merely with their thoughts thanks to the technology.
According to Bloomberg, the American company Synchron, the major competitor of Elon Musk’s Neuralink, has begun testing its brain implant in humans.
The paperclip-sized implant will be put in six patients with acute paralysis in New York and Pittsburgh. The device should assist people in managing digital devices simply through the power of thinking.
The stentrode implant (named after the terms stent and electrode) is a type of brain-computer interface. A stent is a malleable metal frame containing electrodes that record neural signals in the brain.
The prosthesis is placed through a puncture in the jugular vein in a minimally invasive operation that does not necessitate accessing the skull. Once in a blood artery above the motor cortex — the portion of the brain responsible for movement — it stretches, the electrodes are close to the walls of the blood vessel close to the brain, and it could record neural signals.
Signals are transferred from the brain to a device placed beneath the skin in the chest. Hands-free activities such as texting, email, online shopping, and accessing medical services are possible thanks to the translation of brain activity into a standardized digital language.
A clinical trial should be conducted to determine how efficacious and useful the implant is. The Stentrode could be commercially available if the trials are successful.
Neuralink, Elon Musk’s business, is also working on a small device that can connect the human brain to a machine interface. Musk claims that an implant for patients with severe traumatic brain damage will be available in four years, and that the technology would be accessible to anybody in ten years.
People will be able to boost their productivity by multiple times, command the digital world with the power of thought, connect with the dead, and so on, Musk claims.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.