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Russia's Admiral Makarov warship 'on fire after being hit by Ukrainian missile'
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
The CDC Spied on Americans by Purchasing Location Data for Tens of Millions of Phones
[Red State] “I always feel like somebody’s watching me,” sang Rockwell in his catchy ‘80s hit. If you feel the same way, you’re probably right.

A Vice Motherboard report published Tuesday claims that the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) bought cell phone data for tens of millions of phones owned by Americans to track compliance with COVID lockdown orders and vaccination efforts.

You know things have jumped the shark when a government organization ostensibly set up to control disease resorts to spying on Americans.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/06/2022 02:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The CDC may have let the contract, but someone else was likely the end-user of the collected data.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/06/2022 2:27 Comments || Top||

#2  This is the future of the regressive progressive liberal. Everything electronic digital currency future. Location, spending, vacations, diet and anything else monitored and controlled. You are denied service if diabetic purchasing anything restricted. Denied vacation if you owe taxes, child support and so on. Electric vehicle will not operate if trip is not pre planned and approved adventure. Vaccinated and proper political views. Abortions at any age. Life termination at approved site mandatory state requirement. Politicians have priority longer approved life cycle. Politcals as deemed complementary to human kind approved point of views. All monitored and reviewed by Elites such as the View,Biden AOC contol authorities. Supreme court issues daily proper attitude prayers. That being their primary approved function.
Posted by: Dale || 05/06/2022 4:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Learned Wednesday I must have smart phone app to pay to park in New Orleans lots.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/06/2022 10:07 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ The smart phone app will have to do until until the wrist chips are implanted.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/06/2022 10:12 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Massive brawl between at least 30 students and an adult breaks out at Tucson high school 'after parent walks onto campus to confront kids attacking his son'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Tucson High School was placed on lockdown for several hours after the fight

  • Footage of the incident posted on social media shows the disturbing scene as students punch, kick and blast each other

  • An adult wearing a red shirt and jeans can also be seen taking part in the fight and laying on top of a teenager as the older man grabs him by the neck

  • Tucson police said that at least one person was taken into custody

  • No weapons were used in the fight and no injuries were reported, police said

  • However, parents' posts on social media alleged that some children were pepper-sprayed before the school entered lockdown
The fight began after a parent, wearing a red shirt and jeans, reportedly walked onto campus to confront a group of kids attacking his son. He had received reports that his son, who has special needs, was going to 'get jumped' outside of school.

When he arrived, he found kids attacking the boy's brother who was sticking up for him, a relative told DailyMail.com.

Tucson police said that the parent was taken into custody but his name has not been released.

Rosalinda Martinez, the sister of the man, told DailyMail.com that her brother had been released Tuesday night and had only been charged with class disruption.

'The judge had seen all the videos and understood the circumstances and told him they could have done things differently and avoid it all,' Martinez said.

'I'm sure the kids are going to need some kind of counseling. That was too much trauma. One of my nephews had a concussion.'
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/06/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  'The judge had seen all the videos and understood the circumstances and told him they could have done things differently and avoid it all,' Martinez said.

No. If the school administrators and teachers did their job it could have been avoided. Really no different than Loudoun County administrators.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/06/2022 10:37 Comments || Top||

#2  been charged with class disruption.

I was told that gets you terrorism charges.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 12:04 Comments || Top||

#3  This is what you need, yo.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/06/2022 15:10 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
The fake hypersonic plane in 'Top Gun: Maverick' looked so real that China moved a satellite to see it
[BusinessInsider] The long-awaited "Top Gun: Maverick" will fly into theaters later this month, and while most of the movie features very real US Navy aircraft, there's one exotic platform aviation buffs might not recognize: the hypersonic Darkstar.

Darkstar may not be a real airplane, but it certainly looks the part — so much so that the Navy apparently told Top Gun's producer, legendary filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer, that China re-oriented spy satellites to get a glimpse of the full-size mock-up they built for filming.

"The Navy told us that a Chinese satellite turned and headed on a different route to photograph that plane. They thought it was real. That's how real it looks," Bruckheimer told Sandboxx News.
As we've discussed before, Darkstar bears a striking resemblance to artist renderings of Lockheed Martin's long-awaited follow-up to the SR-71 Blackbird, the hypersonic SR-72. As it turns out, that may not have been by happenstance.

According to Bruckheimer and Joseph Kosinski, the film's director, they actually worked with engineers out of Lockheed Martin's famed Skunk Works on the design.

"Joe worked with Skunk Works and Lockheed [Martin] to design the plane that's in there. So they had a lot of fun doing Darkstar," Bruckheimer said.
Kosinski, who previously helmed sci-if action flicks like "Tron: Legacy" and "Oblivion," partnered with the aviation firm not only to design their Darkstar aircraft, but to actually build a full-scale mockup.

The finished product looked awfully believable, which the director credits to support the film received from Skunk Works.

"The reason we approached Skunk Works is because I wanted to make the most realistic hypersonic aircraft we possibly could. In fact, as you saw, we built it full-scale in cooperation with them," Kosinski told Sandboxx News. "But the reason it looks so real is because it was the engineers from Skunk Works who helped us design it. So those are the same people who are working on real aircraft who helped us design Darkstar for this film."

If any firm could make a fake aircraft seem real enough to fool the Chinese military into re-orienting a spy satellite to snap pictures of it, it would be Lockheed Martin's legendary Skunk Works. The firm has specialized in designing groundbreaking classified military aircraft for literally decades.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/06/2022 05:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...This has actually happened twice before - with the Hammerhead fighter mockups from Space: Above And Beyond and then with the Eddie mockup from the film Stealth.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/06/2022 6:32 Comments || Top||

#2  It's easy to make fun of this. It could also be looked at as erring on the side of caution. See: dummy tanks in Britain during WW II.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/06/2022 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems likely to me the US used 'fake plane for a movie' disinformation more than once as cover for a real plane. They'd be fools to not check it out. That is what the satellites are for.
Posted by: ruprecht || 05/06/2022 10:31 Comments || Top||

#4  And Fang Fang.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 11:52 Comments || Top||

#5  It's not so much satellite coverage of a fake plane, as they wanted to see if it actually moved. 'Cause then it's not a fake.
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/06/2022 12:41 Comments || Top||


Man finds black bear inside mother-in-law's car in search of food
[GEO] Seeing animals in their natural habitat is normal, however, a video of a black bear went viral on social media for breaking into a car in search of food.

A US man noticed his mother-in-law's car lights switched on, upon which he decided to check it. When the man went outside, he saw a black bear trapped inside the car, NDTV reported.

According to NDTV, the man named Cody Gillotti said that he saw the car lights being turned on which felt strange to him.

"It looked like a teenage kid that passed out in his car after a long night of partying and his mom caught him," said Gillotti.

The man said that the bear went through his truck looking for food and later moved on to his mother-in-law's car. He said that the incident was funny until the bear started panicking, after which he decided to call the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

"It was really, really scared when we got close to it. It was almost like a deer in headlights, it was stunned," said Gillotti, adding that "the bear's eyes didn't really move, but rather stayed focused on him and the officer while they tried to get out of the truck."

The bear bravely ran away and no one was injured during the incident. However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
the man believes that the animal will come again.
Posted by: Fred || 05/06/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's always in the last place you look.
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/06/2022 12:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Ok.. has anyone seen the mother-in-law lately?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/06/2022 13:29 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
At least one dead and 5,000 hospitalised with breathing difficulties as vast sandstorm sweeps across Iraq
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
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-War on Police-
NYPD overtime projected to surpass allotted budget by $142M+ in 2022 amid 'unprecedented' crime climate
[FoxNews] The NYPD – said to be the largest police force in the country – is projected to surpass its budgeted overtime expenditures by $142.7 million for fiscal year 2022, which runs through June, according to IBO data provided to Fox News Digital and first reported by Bloomberg. If the office’s projections ring true, the NYPD will have spent the second-highest amount of overtime, behind 2020 with $837.5 million, in the six years provided by IBO.

A spokesperson for the office noted that the statistics reflect all NYPD overtime, including that for civilian members, but more than 80% comes from uniformed officers.

But what is causing such high overtime expenditures?

"I would guess that this fiscal year, with the violence being up as high as it has been, they’ve been doing more and more of that violence reduction overtime. It’s putting the extra cops out on the streets," said Terence Monahan, who served as the NYPD's Chief of Department – the highest-ranking uniformed police officer – from 2018 to 2021, under Police Commissioners Dermot James O'Neill and Dermot Shea.

"Plus, now events are happening. Parades are happening again. Parades always come into overtime because it takes a lot of personnel," he added.

Monahan, who spent just months shy of 40 years with the department, told Fox News Digital it is not unusual for the NYPD to go over budget in terms of its overtime spending, but noted that OT costs in 2021 were as low as they were – $480.50 million – because there was "such a squeeze on everything we did."

"Plus, there were no events, there were no parades – everything was canceled, which helped somewhat on the overtime," he said. But the department also "didn’t do any of our violence reduction overtime that summer, which led to the most violent summer the city’s ever seen."

Asked if he had a response to those who might say the officers are trying to take advantage of the department’s overtime system, he said, "Absolutely not."

"Sometimes, we gotta force cops to take the overtime," he explained. "You know, they work on a schedule and occasionally they get Friday and Saturdays off, and now they're being told they gotta come in because we need extra coverage."

He added: "So, sometimes you're forcing people to come in to work that don't want to be there to make sure that everything that needs to be covered is covered."
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/06/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
18 Corpses Recovered As Katsina Boat Conveying Passengers For Sallah Capsizes
Posted by: Fred || 05/06/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia's Admiral Makarov warship 'on fire after being hit by Ukrainian missile'
[UK Mirror] Russia's massive Admiral Makarov warship has reportedly been hit by Ukrainian missiles causing it to burst into flames.

The Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate was on fire this morning in what would be a fresh blow for warmonger Vladimir Putin, a number of unconfirmed reports suggest.

It was said to be close to Snake Island in the Black Sea, where a rescue operation was underway involving multiple aircrafts and rescue boats.

Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko took to his Telegram channel to report the ship had been hit by Ukrainian neptune missiles.

He said that the ship had been hit by Ukrainian attacks and was "badly damaged", but remained afloat for now.

In his post, he wrote: "Yes, yes, you understood everything correctly! The God of the seas takes revenge on the offenders of Ukraine.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/06/2022 08:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11814 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Release the kraken trolls!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/06/2022 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  ...And now Admiral Makarov sleeps with the fishes.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/06/2022 10:03 Comments || Top||

#3  The Mirror: The Heart of Britain
https://www.mirror.co.uk

Get the latest news, sport, celebrity gossip, TV, politics and lifestyle from The Mirror. Big stories with a big heart, always with you in mind. I will hold off on this gossip.
Posted by: Dale || 05/06/2022 10:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Biden will soon claim credit.
Someone send Putin a package of those Biden "I did That" stickers.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 05/06/2022 10:21 Comments || Top||

#5  How does this ship compare to the one sleeping with the fishes from a few weeks back?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/06/2022 10:39 Comments || Top||

#6 
Posted by: Hope USA will be nuked || 05/06/2022 10:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Not massive, Mirror, only 4,000 tons.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/06/2022 10:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Yeah, small ship. The bigger story is that Russia cannot replace the losses it is taking. It simply doesn't have the industrial capacity even with no corruption. Even if by some miracle Ukraine is defeated, Russia's military strength died there.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/06/2022 11:04 Comments || Top||

#9  If the ship was hit, there are a lot of intelligence assets there that could have passed on the intel.

Reconnaissance of allies over Black Sea: US Navy P8 Poseidon AE681B; Turkish Navy ATR C-72-600TMPA MARTI07; RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint RRR7236; USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE11
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/06/2022 11:06 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ and Ukrainian spy dolphins, don't forget those
Posted by: Frank G || 05/06/2022 11:10 Comments || Top||

#11  You saying it got hit on porpoise?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 11:20 Comments || Top||

#12  This is starting to sound a bit fishy.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/06/2022 11:39 Comments || Top||

#13  Holy Mackerel. Don't let the puns Flounder.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/06/2022 11:44 Comments || Top||

#14  Don't see how many soles lost.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 11:51 Comments || Top||

#15  Ever hear the one about the one armed fisherman?
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/06/2022 12:30 Comments || Top||

#16  Sounds like codswallop to me!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/06/2022 12:58 Comments || Top||

#17  Andrei... you've lost another... ?
Posted by: European Conservative || 05/06/2022 13:49 Comments || Top||

#18  This story could be a red herring...
Posted by: Nero || 05/06/2022 14:23 Comments || Top||

#19  Only thing worse would be General Mills tiktok dancing The Popeye.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 15:47 Comments || Top||

#20  Or Darth Lunch, with The Mackerelana.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 15:59 Comments || Top||

#21  You people are absolutely a palling! Every single one of you to your rooms — maybe the same room, maybe a bar, I don’t know.

I’ll just quietly sit here giggling…
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2022 17:50 Comments || Top||

#22  Glad I had nothing to add. I prefer face down on the living room floor on the weekend. My room is too confining.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/06/2022 18:06 Comments || Top||

#23  Peskov says it ain't true.
Posted by: badanov || 05/06/2022 18:09 Comments || Top||

#24 
Another fake news article
Rantburg dailly theme marshaled is to “prove” that Russia is failing in its war with Ukraine is that Russia failed to quickly take Kiev and, in fact, was forced to retreat from Kiev. In addition, the military analysts that populate the cable news channels in the United States insist that the Russians are bogged down and not making the rapid progress they (the Russians) expected.
This is nonsense. I defy anyone to show me one statement by Putin or the Russian General Staff where a specific timeline was established or identified. This is a construct of western military analysts who do not have access to Russia’s military plan and are projecting their own wishful thinking as “evidence” of a flailing Russian military.
Russia is not sitting on its haunches licking its wounds. Rather than send troops against fortified positions, Russia continues to hit targets throughout Ukraine with precision missiles.
“… I am offering an alternative explanation for Russia’s ground strategy. They are under no deadline. They are not going to send their military units into head-on assaults and risk unnecessary casualties. What Russia is doing now on the ground by saying they are raining a curtain of steel.
A summary:
The US and its allies spent 8 years building up the military the Ukraine had at the beginning of Russian military operations in February 2022. This Ukrainin military failed to prevent Russian forces now from shaping the battlefield in Donbas creating the conditions for Ukrainian forces there to be cut off, encircled, and systematically destroyed.
After 8 years – this was the best the US and its allies could do to prepare Ukraine. Despite the urgent (reported) flood of weapons and money into Ukraine now along with remedial training programs – nothing now can be done better or quicker than over the past 8 years – Russia is removing Ukrainian combat capabilities off the battlefield faster than the Ukraine and its allies can replace or regenerate it. Take a look at the Readovka report:  https://readovka.news/news/96041
Yandex will give you the best translation.
Another rantburg linked canard needs some debunking.  RT (bless their socks!) had a headline that Putin apologized for Mr.Lavrov’s comments on Jewishness.  And this is being passed around (by our own FUD delivering colleagues) as how bad Mr. Putin is.  Well, here is the readout.  Confirm for yourselves, there is no apology there. http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/68356
And it would be a good thing to question all the various announcements and pronouncements on new weapons being supplied to the Ukraine.  Frequently the announcement and the presser are done to the applause of the collective west, but the weapons never make it to reach the hohol.
Ps:
Ukraine is not getting the 40-year old Gepard tanks as it was promised.  Reason, no ammo.  Switzerland makes ammo for these, but they cannot supply to conflict zones.  (Or perhaps, they have none?).
Posted by: Lee S. || 05/06/2022 18:10 Comments || Top||

#25  Well, I can see you don't have an axe to grind.
Posted by: Matt || 05/06/2022 18:32 Comments || Top||

#26  How can he when it gets ground down to nothing?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/06/2022 18:35 Comments || Top||

#27  ....so you are saying it is not floundering off the coast?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 18:40 Comments || Top||

#28  ...If not for the courage of the fearless crew...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/06/2022 18:46 Comments || Top||

#29  Thanks "Lee S." - totally your name, I'm sure.
Posted by: Frank G || 05/06/2022 20:19 Comments || Top||

#30  If we are helping with targeting, it would be nice if Biden and his handlers would shut up about it. The rules of our half century proxy wars with Russia and Iran do not include press releases. We ignored the suspiciously blond Korean pilots. That’s the way it should stay unless war with Russia is Joe’s re-election gambit.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/06/2022 20:37 Comments || Top||

#31  Precisely one minute before Mr. S’s post, badanov gave us this link, which he and Mr. S can read, but I, I’m afraid, cannot, as my university kept canceling the Intro Russian course for lack of interest. It was 1979-‘80, and the general consensus was that the Cold War was close enough to over that only six of us still were interested, while the university required eight students in order to supply a professor.

Peskov says it ain't true.

I assume that’s Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov, President Putin’s press secretary.

Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2022 22:10 Comments || Top||

#32  I assume that’s Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov, President Putin’s press secretary.

Yes.

He said he's received no information about the sinking of the RFNF Admiral Makarov.

Which could be his way of asking, "Why ask me?"
Posted by: badanov || 05/06/2022 22:21 Comments || Top||

#33  Fuck Peskov and you. We all know Ukraine is kicking your corrupted Russki ass.

Try raping some 11 year old Russian boys if you need to get off like a pagan male in 2000 BC. Leave the rest of humanity out of your ass sucking culture.
Posted by: Omaing Stalag1261 || 05/06/2022 23:59 Comments || Top||


Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: May 5th, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Korrespondent] 23:41 In the northwestern part of the Black Sea, there is a threat of a landing by the Russian army, OK Pivden reported. The command urges not to visit the beaches and not to go to sea on boats.

23:21 Vereshchuk announced the evacuation from Mariupol on Friday, May 6, gathering near the Port City shopping center at 12:00.

23:18 Russian troops continue to uninterruptedly fire at the Mariupol metallurgical plant from heavy weapons both from the sky and from the ground. Details about what is happening - in the material Storming Azovstal - how the occupiers broke into the plant .

22:50 Jen Psaki will leave her position as White House press secretary on May 13, and her deputy Karine Jean-Pierre has been appointed in her place.

22:36 Ukraine asks the UK for long-range artillery to prevent the bombing of civilians in cities. This was discussed during a telephone conversation between President Zelensky and Johnson, the press service of the British Prime Minister reported.

22:34 Arestovich believes that Putin wants to "finish off" Azovstal by May 9 and present it as a victory - "that is why they have been mercilessly hitting the plant for the third day in a row."

22:32 The Russian Federation has made "little progress, especially in the northern part of Donbass," US Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby said: "In Donbass, we still assess that the Ukrainians are putting up very tough resistance. And that the Russians have not made the progress that, as we believe they counted. But that doesn't mean they haven't made any progress."

22:28 In the near future, the problem with the shortage of fuel will be resolved, but it will rise in price, said the head of the humanitarian headquarters of the Kiev region, Alexei Kuleba. He explained the rise in price by the fact that the only supplier of fuel will be the European Union, and prices will be the same as in the EU.

22:27 Russia has decided to postpone the holding of "referendums" on joining the "LDNR" for two or three months, but preparations for them continue, writes the BBC. According to the publication, the decision to postpone was made after the visit of the "curator" of ORDLO from the Kremlin, Sergei Kiriyenko, to Mariupol.

21:57 Kuleba said in an interview with Sky News that all NATO countries "want to kick Russia's ass, but no one dared, and we simply had no choice."

21:53 The Pentagon denied the NYT information and said that the United States does not transfer information to Ukraine about the whereabouts of Russian commanders on the battlefield.

21:52 Putin may announce the annexation of Ukrainian territories on May 9, Vadim Denisenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs, believes. According to him, two groups have now formed in the Kremlin: one insists that on May 9 it is necessary to announce the annexation of the already partially occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, the second believes that in the event of annexation, Russia will have no chance in future negotiations with Ukraine . Now, according to Denisenko, it is being decided whether Putin will make a statement about the annexation of the occupied territories to Russia.

21:47 Scholz and Biden agreed not to recognize the legitimacy of Russia changing the borders of Ukraine, writes Reuters.

21:45 Podolyak commented on media reports about the Kremlin's refusal to use the term "denazification", which the Russians do not understand: "Now is the time to learn how to write, pronounce and interpret this term correctly. Because denazification is what awaits Russia en masse in the near future We must destroy Russian Nazism."

21:40 There are no serious signs of mobilization in Russia, despite regular reports of subpoenas, according to the Conflict Intelligence Team. Analysts note that one could talk about preparations for mobilization when transporting equipment from mobilization warehouses to repair enterprises for its reactivation (and this is now happening on a small scale), withdrawing some officers from the combat zone to train mobilized, which is not happening, and when preparing training grounds for exercises - which is also not observed.

However, the CIT does not exclude that all these steps to prepare for mobilization may begin after Russia declares war and imposes martial law.

21:33 Georgia is in solidarity with Ukraine in its fight against Russian invaders, but will not open a second front and help with weapons, President Salome Zurabishvili said in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

She suggested that Kyiv wants to drag Georgia into the war: “Yes, they also want to get weapons from Georgia, and for Georgia to open a second front, this is all impossible. I think the government is more realistic about what Georgia can do at this stage, having these two occupied territories [Abkhazia and South Ossetia], one of which [South Ossetia] is talking about a referendum to enter Russia."

Zurabishvili added that Georgia will not be able to win the war against Russia, so Tbilisi sympathizes with the Ukrainians, but seeks to join the EU and NATO to ensure its own security.

21:27 Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin said that Russia will not be the first to launch a nuclear strike - it is possible only as a response: "As for the Russian Federation, we have it in place only as an opportunity to respond to the strike ... Only within the framework of defense if they do, we will respond."

21:09 Orban said that neither Hungary nor the EU as a whole are ready to accept and implement the sanctions proposed by the European Commission against Russian oil.

21:06 The EU wants to propose personal sanctions against Alina Kabaeva, writes Bloomberg. According to the publication, representatives of EU member states will discuss this and other points of the sixth package of sanctions on Friday, May 6.

20:53 Zelensky held a video meeting with George W. Bush, the OP said. "Your courage is very important for your continued success. If you continue to do what you are doing, you will always have our support if you continue to fight as you are now," Bush said. "Your country has been taken over by forces that want to kill innocent people. And the fact that you stand firm inspires Americans."

20:48 President of Poland Andrzej Duda said that there would be "virtually no" border between Poland and Ukraine: "For decades, or maybe, God forbid, for centuries, a brotherly state for Poland, and as, I hope, Vladimir Zelensky prophetically said, between our countries - Poland and Ukraine - there will be no more borders ... So that we live together on this earth, building and rebuilding together our common happiness and common strength, which will allow us to repel any danger or any possible threat.

20:19 80% of Europeans support both financial assistance to Ukrainians and economic sanctions against Russia and its oligarchs, a study by Eurobarometer showed.

20:05 German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock will soon visit Ukraine, Scholz said.

20:04 The assault on Azovstal continues, the defenders are holding the defense of the plant under heavy fire. The enemy uses aviation, artillery and infantry, the Azov regiment said.

20:03 NBU banned Russians from managing financial companies in Ukraine. The ban applies to citizens and residents of the Russian Federation, who are owners of 10% of such companies. They cannot participate in the management of insurance, leasing, financial, factoring and other companies in the non-banking sector. They are also prohibited from directly or indirectly exercising voting rights as shareholders. Such bans will remain in effect until martial law in Ukraine is lifted or terminated.

19:43 Lukashenko said that the sudden check of the reaction forces of Belarus is connected with the actions of NATO, and not the "operation" in Ukraine. He also stated that the "provocation" in Bucha was organized by "the British who arrived from Lvov."

19:41 The Fiji authorities, at the request of the United States, confiscated the superyacht of the Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, Reuters reports. The $300 million yacht Amadea arrived in Fiji last month after an 18-day sailing from Mexico.

19:33 Israeli Prime Minister Bennett's office said that Putin, in a telephone conversation with him, apologized for Lavrov's words about "Hitler's Jewish blood." Bennet accepted the apology and thanked for the clarification.

In turn, the Kremlin also published a message about Putin's conversation with Bennett, but there is not a word about an apology for Lavrov's remarks. Moreover, the Kremlin, when asked by Russian journalists about whether Putin and Bennett discussed Lavrov's resonant words, said that "all the topics of the conversation are indicated in the press service."

19:19 Johnson discussed with Zelensky the provision of "longer-range weapons" to Ukraine, Sky News writes with reference to the British government.

19:12 Bulgaria will demand from the EU to postpone the imposition of an embargo on Russian oil, Bulgarian Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov said.

19:09 Scholz said that Germany will allocate an additional 125 million euros for humanitarian support and measures to increase the resilience of Ukraine against Russian aggression.

19:07 France will increase support for Ukraine to $2 billion, Macron said. He recalled that in total France allocated $1.7 billion for Ukraine in 2022.

19:00 The donor conference in Warsaw should be the starting point for the start of the restoration of Ukraine. Details about today's event - in the material Marshall Plan for Ukraine .

18:58 Peace talks between Ukraine and Russia have been put on hold, press secretary of the President of Ukraine Serhiy Nikiforov said in a comment to the Country. According to him, the delegations agreed on those issues that they could, the presidents should agree on the rest.

18:56 The impact of the oil embargo on the economy of the EU countries will, on average, be equal to a decrease in income by 0.2-0.3%, or about 100 euros per adult European, Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko says.

18:52 The war against Ukraine is becoming more and more expensive for Russia. As the German edition of Focus has calculated, instead of the expected six-month high of $12.23 billion, Moscow has already spent $34 billion on aggression against Ukraine, and this is just in two months. Every two days, another $1 billion is added to that amount.

18:48 According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy provokes tension in Transnistria and on the territory of Belarus. In the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus, individual units are brought to the highest levels of combat readiness for the purpose of verification.

18:45 NATO will increase its presence near the borders of Sweden and in the Baltic Sea, while a potential application for joining the Alliance is being considered, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

18:26 A National Council for Reconstruction after the war with Russia has been created in Ukraine, the Office of Reforms of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.

18:11 As a result of hostilities in Ukraine, more than 32 million square meters have been destroyed or damaged. m of housing, said the Minister of Social Policy Marina Lazebnaya. More than 1,400 educational institutions and about 250 medical institutions were destroyed or damaged.

18:08 The Center for Strategic Communications found a woman who allegedly "boldly opposed the nationalists" and went out to the Ukrainian military with a Soviet flag, after which she became a symbol of "pro-Russian Ukraine."

Anna Ivanovna explained that she went out with a red flag to, as she thought, the Russian military, so that they "did not smash Ukraine." And in the Russian Federation, her motives were distorted, which is why she now feels like a traitor. The woman is in one of the city hospitals in Kharkov with her husband, and her grandson is saved in Poland.

17:57 Reuters journalists have established that during the occupation of part of the Kiev region in Bucha, a unit of the Russian Guard Vityaz, the 76th paratrooper division from Pskov, as well as military personnel from Chechnya, operated. It was possible to identify them thanks to the documents found.

During three weeks in the city, journalists interviewed more than 90 local residents, and also studied the photos, videos and documents provided by them. They talked about the atrocities of the Russians and how the Kadyrovites executed a local man.

17:41 Kadyrov boasted that his fighters occupied the village of Svetlichnoye. In fact, this village has been occupied by LPR militants since 2014. The distance from Svetlichny to the line of contact, where the fighting with the Armed Forces of Ukraine is taking place, is about 135 km.

Also today, Kadyrov published a video and said that another batch of Chechen "volunteers" was going to fight in Ukraine. The media found out that this was footage from the same event that he showed on April 23, only from a slightly different angle.

17:35 McDonald's will not work in Ukraine until the fighting ends. At the same time, 10,000 network employees continue to receive salaries, the company said. All food stored in restaurants has been handed over to humanitarian headquarters.

17:34 Japan introduces additional sanctions against the Russian Federation, freezes the assets of 140 individuals, said Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

17:33 Even after the defeat in the war against Ukraine, Russia will pose a danger to NATO and Western countries, Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak is convinced. In his opinion, NATO should prepare for Moscow's attempts to weaken the alliance.

17:28 The UN and the Red Cross sent another humanitarian convoy to evacuate Azovstal, UN Deputy Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said. According to him, the convoy is now on its way to Azovstal, where it should arrive tomorrow morning.

17:26 Deputy commander of the Azov regiment Svyatoslav Palamar denied Arestovich's statement that the Russians were kicked out of the Azovstal plant. "No one knocked out anyone, they are at the factory. There are heavy battles," Palamar said in a comment to Channel 24.

17:24 Venediktova asked to refrain from emotional statements about Shariy, especially this request concerns government officials - from law enforcement officers to deputies of all levels. Any such statements by representatives of the Ukrainian authorities may affect the decision of the Spanish court, said the Prosecutor General.

She explained that Shariy, with the help of his legal advisers, could resort to various defense tactics, including trying to convince the court of the exclusive political basis for bringing him to criminal responsibility.

17:21 Zelensky commented on the conversation with Steinmeier: "Had a good, constructive, very important conversation with the Federal President of Germany, Mr. Steinmeier. He thanked for the powerful support of Ukraine. We expect it to be strengthened. Germany's leadership position is important to counter Russian aggression. He reported on the situation at the front, critical state of affairs in Mariupol".

17:15 Russia has developed clear plans for the invasion of Moldova. The likely success of the RF Armed Forces will lead to the opening of a second front in the South-Western direction, Channel 24 sources in the Ukrainian counterintelligence said. According to them, Russia plans to carry out an airborne landing on Il-76 planes and helicopters in Transnistria. Planes and helicopters will fly from the occupied Crimea. True, they can become a target for Ukrainian air defense.

The date of Russia's invasion of Moldova may be May 9 or one of the coming days. On Victory Day, Putin may announce Russia's recognition of the independence of Transnistria, do not rule out counterintelligence.

17:08 The Helsinki Commission of the US Congress held hearings on Russia's war crimes in Ukraine. Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova testified about the atrocities committed by the Russian army on Ukrainian soil: "Targeted bombing of civilian targets, murder and torture, the use of rape as a weapon. More than 9,800 war crimes in 70 days of the war - and this is just the tip of the iceberg. The de-blockade of Mariupol and the de-occupation of territories open up more terrible cases for us to investigate."

According to her, the whole world sees calls for genocide, is convinced that the Russians are killing Ukrainians simply for their nationality, and the deportation of children is direct evidence of a plan to destroy Ukraine.

17:02 Japan will reduce its dependence on Russian energy resources through the development of nuclear energy and the use of renewable sources, said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

17:00 During the Russian invasion, 324 Ukrainians were exchanged, a total of nine exchanges took place, the SBU reported.

16:51 More than 220 Ukrainian military have already learned how to use American artillery installations, primarily M777 howitzers, and the United States is increasing the pace of training of Ukrainians. According to The Hill, the defenders of Ukraine are learning to use Western weapons, in particular howitzers, attack drones and radars.

On May 1, 20 UAF soldiers completed a week-long training course on the use of Phoenix Ghost drones. More than 50 Ukrainians are expected to start training courses this week. All of them, upon their return to Ukraine, will pass on their knowledge to other military personnel.

In total, according to the head of the 7th Army Training Command in Europe, General Joseph Hilbert, over the past seven years, the United States has trained about 23,000 Ukrainian soldiers in Ukraine, for which $126 million has been spent. However, at the beginning of the year, American instructors were withdrawn from Ukraine.

16:45 Diya launched a new service - entrepreneurs can receive 6,500 hryvnias for employed internally displaced persons.

16:40 Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukraine has received weapons and financial assistance worth more than $12 billion, Shmyhal said.

16:39 Scholz, in an interview with Stern magazine, said that sanctions against Russia can be lifted only after agreement with the Ukrainian side. According to him, Moscow "will have to reach an agreement with Ukraine."

16:31 Kuleba said that he had spoken with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. According to him, Israel promised not to help Russia circumvent sanctions and support Ukraine during the post-war reconstruction.

16:29 Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk Ruslan Martsinkiv called on local residents not to walk the streets on May 7, 8 and 9, but to leave the city for three days if possible. All public events in the city have been cancelled. The authorities have information that the Russian troops can launch missile strikes.

16:27 The Spanish court released Shariy on his own recognizance - this information was confirmed to El País by the National Judicial Collegium. From now on, Shariy is forbidden to leave Spain, his passport was confiscated, he is obliged to report to court twice a month. However, these measures will cease to operate within a month if Kyiv does not formally submit an extradition request.

16:24 Yermak confirmed that Zelensky had a conversation with Steinmeier today: "Germany remains a strong ally of Ukraine. There will be an official announcement about the details, I can only say that the hope of the Russians for a split in the unity of Europe in support of Ukraine is useless."

16:23 Shell officially withdraws from the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project.

16:15 In Zaporozhye, a curfew is introduced from 19:00 Sunday, May 8, until 5:00 Tuesday, May 10, said Anatoly Kurtev, secretary of the City Council.

16:09 During the donor conference in Warsaw, 6.5 billion dollars were raised for Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said. Poland itself will additionally allocate 100 million euros of humanitarian aid to Kyiv.

16:07 Germany has begun construction of the first terminal for liquefied natural gas, writes Spiegel. Construction is underway in the port city of Wilhelmshaven. By the end of this year, according to plans, the first tankers with deep-freeze gas will moor to the floating terminal.

16:06 In Kharkiv, a major of the National Police was detained, who turned out to be an FSB agent. According to the SBU in the Kharkiv region, the collaborator handed over the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the invaders, photographed the premises of local authorities and law enforcement agencies. He received assignments from members of the Russian special services through his relative, a pensioner from the Belgorod OMON.

15:48 In the Black Sea, three enemy missile ships and a submarine are ready to launch a missile attack, but the Ukrainian defense forces and air defense systems are monitoring the situation around the clock in the water area, in the air, and in all strategic directions, said OK Pivden officer Vladislav Nazarov.

15:44 The Office of the Prosecutor General has seized 33,000 tons of mineral fertilizers with an estimated cost of UAH 650 million, owned by Russian and Belarusian enterprises.

15:43 Finland will allocate 70 million euros in aid to Ukraine and send additional military equipment, said Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

15:42 The President of the European Council Charles Michel said that now the EU cannot refuse Russian gas: "The oil market is global, and there are other suppliers. Gas is a different problem. It is not only an energy resource. Gas cannot be replaced by any other petrochemical product. Closing the Russian gas valve is not discussed now."

15:35 Zelensky had a telephone conversation with Steinmeier , Bild deputy editor Paul Ronzheimer said. "The parties agreed to leave the past behind to focus on future cooperation," he wrote.

The DPA also reports that Steinmeier discussed the "misunderstandings of the past" with Zelensky, who invited the German president to Kyiv.

15:32 Shmyhal, during a donor conference in Warsaw, named the conditions due to which Ukraine will win the war against Russia: weapons, sanctions, financing and European integration.

15:30 The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on Brussels to grant Moldova the status of an EU candidate.

15:29 In the Mykolaiv region, they abandoned plans to restore railway communication, the head of the Mykolaiv OVA, Vitaliy Kim, said in an interview with Ukrinform: "The enemy is now hitting the railway infrastructure. Therefore, we will not restore the railway communication so as not to provoke."

15:23 Hungary is ready to participate in the restoration of the destroyed infrastructure in the Kiev region and will accept the Ukrainian military for treatment, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at an international donor conference for Ukraine in Poland.

15:19 Lukashenka called the possibility of using nuclear weapons unacceptable: "The globe can be torn off orbit, and we will fly away to no one knows where."

15:08 Former US Special Representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker said that Georgia is no longer a regional leader, and the West is looking forward to new elections in the country. At the same time, Ukraine, he said, "looks more like a sovereign, independent and European state." Consequently, their opportunities on the way to membership in NATO and the EU are greater than before, and now Ukraine is in the lead," he concluded.

15:06 Deputy commander of the Azov regiment, Captain Svyatoslav Palamar, called on the world community and Zelensky personally to evacuate civilians and take care of the wounded soldiers, "who are dying in terrible agony from inadequate treatment." He also asks to be given the opportunity to pick up the bodies of the soldiers so that the Ukrainians can say goodbye to their heroes.

14:52 A team of volunteers and employees of the Feldman Ecopark in the Kharkiv region came under enemy fire during the evacuation of African buffaloes on May 5. One person died and two were seriously injured, Feldman said.

14:47 SBU counterintelligence detained one of the leaders of Medvedchuk's Ukrainian Choice party. According to the investigation, he was preparing to overthrow the constitutional order in Ukraine, coordinating his actions with the Russian special services.

In addition, the activity of a powerful proxy center of the Russian special services, which was used for cyber attacks on the state information resources of Ukraine and the dissemination of enemy propaganda, was blocked, the press service of the SBU reported.

14:33 A monument to the Red Army soldiers was demolished in Vinnitsa.

14:27 Arestovich on the shelling of the railway: "You have to understand that attempts to stop the railway are unrealistic. Even if they immediately launch all the missiles they have, they will not stop our railway. This is not a means that can destroy the railroad. You don't even have to worry about that."

14:23 Ukraine needs to get the status of a candidate member of the EU as soon as possible, Zelensky said during a video conference speech at the International Donor Conference in Warsaw: "Ukraine's membership in the European Union must be an absolute reality, not just promises or prospects, but practical steps. I I know that we are ready for these steps, and you know it, I am sure that most of you understand this very well, Ukraine needs to quickly move into the European Union, acquiring the status of a candidate, which must be granted right now, in conditions of war and under a special shortened procedure".

The President stressed that Russia's war against Ukraine was planned as a preparation for a strike on Europe - "so strengthening unification would be a powerful response to all this."

14:21 Ukrainian troops will be able to launch a counteroffensive no earlier than mid-June, when they receive a sufficient amount of Western weapons, Arestovich said.

14:17 The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to repulse the assault on Azovstal , but at the moment fighting continues in the area of ​​the plant. The Ukrainian military continues to hold back the superior forces of the enemy, Arestovich said.

14:13 Russia destroyed or damaged about 15 oil depots with its missile strikes, head of the Verkhovna Rada committee on energy and housing and communal services Andriy Gerus said. According to him, this was one of the factors in creating a shortage of fuel in Ukraine, along with a shutdown as a result of shelling of the Kremenchug refinery.

However, the temporary deficit is also associated with the reorientation of the entire market to fuel supplies from Europe, in the absence of such supplies from Russia and Belarus, as well as Russia's blocking of fuel supplies by sea, Gerus specified.

14:02 The EU will allocate 200 million euros for internally displaced persons in Ukraine, said the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

13:59 In the Sumy region, a cruise missile of the invaders was shot down today over the Romensky district, the head of the OVA Dmitry Zhivitsky said.

13:57 Strong forest fires started in the Liman area of ​​the Donetsk region due to enemy shelling. The Liman forestry reported that as of May 5, 935 hectares were on fire. Large-scale foci - in the Limansky and Yampolsky forestries.

13:49 The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine announced that it is working on the exclusion of Russian literature from Ukrainian library funds in order to replace it with high-quality Ukrainian-language literature and books from Ukrainian publishers.

13:36 Representative of the President in the Constitutional Court Fyodor Venislavsky about the detention of Shariy: "He was detained within the framework of international legal assistance, as part of the search for a number of serious criminal offenses on the territory of Ukraine. Western countries are following the procedure very carefully. I am sure that Shariy's lawyers will to appeal against all actions, so hoping that he will be in Ukraine tomorrow is too optimistic, but I have no doubts that he will definitely enter the territory of Ukraine and be brought to justice.”

13:33 One of the Starostinsky districts of the Lozovsky community of the Kharkiv region was subjected to rocket fire, local authorities reported.

13:26 Poland has built the first 50 km of the wall on the border with Belarus.

13:22 In the Kherson region, Chernobaevsky village head Igor Dudar, after searches by Russian invaders, was hospitalized in serious condition, his deputy Yevgeny Rodionov disappeared, the village council said.

13:19 The Polish Foreign Ministry is concerned about the Pope's statements about the war in Ukraine, RMF24 reports. The diplomats received the Pope's last words about the war "with disgust and surprise." So far, Francis has had trouble identifying the aggressor directly, but in a recent interview with the Italian press, he bluntly stated that "NATO is barking at Russia" and that the Alliance could have provoked Moscow into attacking Ukraine.

13:18 State Border Service Speaker Andriy Demchenko said that about 4 million Ukrainians left Ukraine since February 24, 1.5 million returned.

13:14 Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament Igor Grosu visited Bucha and called the actions of the Russian occupiers a genocide: "To understand what happened here, this genocide, this suffering, you need to come, because a camera, a photograph cannot convey this." He added that the Ukrainian people are now fighting for the whole world, so Moldova will continue to support Ukraine.

13:08 Shariy has been released on bail, from Madrid he can now return home to Catalonia, where he will wait for the completion of the extradition process, the correspondent of the Russia-1 TV channel Anastasia Popova said.

13:05 Lukashenka said in an interview with Associated Press that the Russian "special operation" in Ukraine was "protracted": "I'm not so immersed in this problem to say, according to the plan, they are going there, the Russians, as they say, or as I I feel it. I emphasize it again: I feel it in such a way that this operation dragged on."

Lukashenka also assures that he is doing everything "to stop the war," and the Ukrainian authorities are "not interested in negotiations." "Why? The answer to this question can be found in Washington," he added.

13:03 Peskov said that the transfer of intelligence data by the United States and NATO to Ukraine "does not contribute to the rapid completion of the special operation, but will not interfere with its completion."

13:01 The Spanish police confirmed the detention of Shariy on an international warrant.

12:57 In Saint-Tropez, the villa of the family of Alfa Bank founder Mikhail Fridman was arrested. The billionaire rented it out and earned from 180 to 440 thousand euros per month, writes The Insider. Recently, Friedman complained that his bank card was blocked and he could not pay for the cleaning of his mansion.

12:56 Austria will allocate 41.96 million euros of humanitarian aid to Ukraine as part of a fundraising campaign in connection with the humanitarian catastrophe in the country as a result of Russian aggression.

12:54 In the Buchansky district, the police found the body of another civilian who was tortured by the Russian invaders and then killed.

12:52 In the occupied Energodar, due to the lack of coal, the work of the Zaporizhzhya TPP had to be stopped, Mayor Dmitry Orlov said. However, he stressed that this will not affect the provision of public services. It is only possible to lower the temperature of hot water by a few degrees.

12:49 UK will allocate an additional £45 million to charities and UN agencies working in support of war-affected Ukrainians. Thus, the UK humanitarian aid package for Ukraine has grown to 220 million pounds, according to Sky News.

12:47 The war in Ukraine "devastated food supplies, disrupted the energy and financial systems of developing countries," UN Secretary General António Guterres said: "In reality, there is no real solution to the problem associated with global food security, unless the agricultural producer Ukraine is returned to the world market, as well as manufacturers of food products and fertilizers in Russia and Belarus".

12:45 The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has presented a new mobile application called Russian ship, go fuck it ! This is a mobile occupier's loss tracker that reflects the latest statistics on the losses of personnel and military equipment of the Russian Federation in live mode and contains a set of convenient widgets. On the iOS platform, the application was launched on May 5, the version for Android devices is expected later.

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12:40 Zaluzhny told the head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, about the operational situation in Ukraine. In particular, about the shift of the main efforts of the enemy to the Luhansk direction, where fierce battles continue in the area of ​​Popasnaya, Kremennaya and Torsky, as well as the transition of the Ukrainian defense forces to counter-offensive operations in the Kharkov and Izyum directions.

Zaluzhny also noted the resumption of the use of cruise missiles by the Russians, so the issue of providing Ukraine with M142 HIMARS and M270 MLRS multiple launch rocket systems is very relevant.

12:29 The UK Revenue Service has revoked the status of the Moscow Exchange as a recognized stock exchange.

12:17 In Kramatorsk, as a result of enemy shelling, the workshops of PJSC Energomashspetsstal were damaged. It is the largest manufacturer of special cast and forged products for metallurgy, shipbuilding, energy and mechanical engineering. This is the second blow to the enterprise, which belonged to Rosatom, said the people's deputy, the president of this joint-stock company Maxim Yefimov.

12:14 Zelensky announced the launch of the United24 global initiative. Its first component is an online platform for fundraising in support of Ukraine. Soon other projects and programs will join it. You can make a donate in one click from any country in the world.

12:09 Russian occupiers are awarded with distinctions for World War II veterans. According to Ukrainian intelligence, on the eve of May 9, servicemen of the 54th control brigade of the 35th combined-arms army of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation (military unit 53790), stationed in the city of Belogorsk, are awarded medals of Zhukov, Suvorov, "for courage" and orders of "courage" .

11:54 Gazprom announced that it will use the onshore capacities of Nord Stream-2 to supply gas to the North-West of the Russian Federation. Now, even if Germany allows the gas pipeline to be launched, only one line will work, and the second one will not be available until 2028, the company warned.

11:51 Lukashenka said that checking the reaction forces of the Belarusian army does not threaten anyone, "The West can calmly fall."

11:46 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that the responsibility for breaking Japanese-Russian diplomatic relations lies entirely with Moscow, and the ban on the entry of Japanese politicians and officials is unacceptable: "Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a clear violation of international law, and the murder of a large number of innocent civilians is a serious violation of humanitarian law and a war crime. It was the Russian side that resorted to military means and caused this situation. The Russian side bears full responsibility for the severing of Japanese-Russian relations."

The day before, the Russian Foreign Ministry imposed sanctions against 63 Japanese citizens, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and a number of government members, banning them from entering the Russian Federation.

11:40 The Ukrainian military liberated several settlements on the border of the Kherson and Nikolaev regions, said the speaker of the Odesa OVA Serhiy Bratchuk.

11:26 Russia has conducted military exercises in the Kaliningrad region, which borders Poland and Lithuania. According to the press service of the Western Military District, Russia tested the Iskander complexes, which are used to launch cruise and ballistic missiles, including those with a nuclear warhead.

11:24 Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, six Russian businessmen have committed suicide at once, writes the Daily Mail. Four of them are oligarchs, two more are representatives of the top management of Gazprom. The latest was Ukrainian-born gas tycoon Mikhail Watford, who shortly before his death admitted to friends that he was afraid of Putin's hit list, "which he himself has been on for two years." He was found hanged on his estate in Britain.

11:22 In the Nikolaev area intensification of hostilities is observed, the head of OVA Vitaly Kim reported: "Bombing is condensed by May 9. But as of 10:30 there are no victims, there is a lot of material damage".

11:17 The General Staff announced the approximate losses of the enemy on the morning of May 5. The enemy suffered the greatest losses over the past day in the Popasnyansky direction.

  • personnel - about 24,700 (+200) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1092 (+15),

  • armored combat vehicles - 2651 (+41),

  • artillery systems - 499 (+8),

  • MLRS - 169 (+6),

  • air defense systems - 83 (+2),

  • aircraft - 196 (+2),

  • helicopters - 155 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 1907 (+40),

  • ships/boats - 10 (+0),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 312 (+9),

  • special equipment - 38 (+0),

  • cruise missiles - 89 (+2).

11:09 Ukrainians are learning to handle weapons faster than some governments decide to provide them, Kuleba said: “Soviet-era stockpiles of weapons are declining, but Russian aggression is not. Therefore, Ukraine is switching to modern equipment. Training is needed, but we are learning quickly. in fact, we are learning how to manage modern weapons faster than some governments decide to provide them."

11:07 In Nikolaev as a result of night attacks gas pipelines on several streets of the Ingulsky area are damaged. There are now more than 290 subscribers without gas in the city, Mayor Alexander Senkevich said.

11:04 The Cabinet of Ministers plans to send 70,000 tons of gasoline and about 40,000 tons of diesel fuel to the Ukrainian market to reduce the shortage of fuel, said Economy Minister Yulia Sviridenko. According to her, the tangible shortage of fuel is temporary, it arose due to the destruction of the capacities of the Kremenchug refinery and oil depots by Russia.

Now market operators have 22.5 thousand tons of gasoline and 41.4 thousand tons of diesel left. Some of their volumes are contracted in Europe.

10:56 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that aviation equipment at the Kanatovo military airfield was destroyed in the Kirovograd region, a large ammunition depot in Nikolaev, and a fuel storage in the Zhovtnevoy region of the Nikolaev region. Also, two warehouses at a military airfield near Kramatorsk were allegedly destroyed.

10:49 The governor of the Belgorod region announced the shelling of the villages of Zhuravlevka and Nekhoteevka allegedly from Ukraine. There are no casualties among the civilian population, the shelling continues.

10:47 Russian troops fired at a residential building in Pologi, a woman was killed, Zaporizhia OVA reports.

10:42 Anatoly Shariy , a propagandist blogger, leader of the Sharia Party, was detained in Spain, the SBU reported.

10:40 a.m. Zelensky asked the United States to transfer reusable high-precision drones, long-range multiple launch rocket systems and anti-ship missiles to Ukraine to unblock Ukrainian ports, US Senator Jason Crowe told NBC.

10:37 In Zhytomyr, a tank monument was dismantled from the central square of the city. The dismantling was planned for May 9, but in order to avoid crowds, they did it earlier. Now the tank will take its place next to the Monument of Eternal Glory, where annually on May 8 the memory of those killed in World War II will be honored, Mayor of Zhytomyr Sergey Sukhomlin said.

10:23 President of the European Council Charles Michel intends to put on the agenda of EU leaders the consideration of Ukraine's application for membership in the European Union when "the best moment comes for this." In an interview with Interfax-Ukraine, he explained that the European Commission would first hand over its conclusions in June, and then the issue would be considered by the European Council.

10:12 In Kherson, road access to the territory controlled by Ukraine is blocked, First Deputy Head of the Regional Council Yuriy Sobolevsky said: "You can leave for Crimea, but tough filtration camps, checkpoints and so on have been created there - humanitarian corridors will also not be allowed to be created."

According to him, preparations for the "referendum" are not being carried out, "they did not succeed - they are only preparing for the celebration of May 9, for example, they are installing monuments that are found somewhere."

10:09 In Mariupol, the Russian occupiers are planning to change into Ukrainian uniforms almost two thousand men whom they keep in the so-called filtration prison in order to involve them in the "parade of prisoners" on May 9, Mariupol Mayor's adviser Petr Andryushenko said on the air of the telethon.

10:05 The Pentagon believes that the Russian Federation has not abandoned plans to capture Kharkov. According to a spokesman for the US Department of Defense, the Ukrainian military managed to push Russian troops back to a distance of about 30-50 kilometers from the city, but Russia "did not leave Kharkiv alone."

09:57 Today, you can drive your own transport from Energodar to Zaporozhye via Vasilyevka-Kamenskoye or in the opposite direction, Energodar Mayor Dmitry Orlov said.

09:53 Japan will not ban Russian oil supplies due to its own limited resources, but Tokyo supports such a sanction in general, the country's Ministry of Economy said.

09:27 It is impossible to restore Mriya, but there is a chance to create a new one, said the commander of one of the crews of the legendary aircraft, Dmitry Antonov. According to him, the new plane can be made from the unfinished part of Mriya's "sister". However, the cost of this project will be rather big, the amount ranges from 800 million to 3 billion dollars.

09:13 Petr Andryushchenko posted a video from the filtration camp in Bezymenny, which is a real ghetto. For the fourth week, the men are forcibly detained, not allowed to leave the school grounds without a Russian military escort. The conditions of detention are horrendous - people are forced to sleep on the floor in the corridors, medical assistance is not provided. The first case of tuberculosis was recorded among people at a school in Bezymenny. The men's documents were taken away, during the day they are driven out to work on "beautification".

09:10 In Trostyanets, Sumy region, which survived a month of occupation and was released at the end of March, they found the headquarters of the Russians at the station, and in the basement near the toilet - a torture chamber, said a member of the Supervisory Board of Ukzaliznytsia Serhiy Leshchenko.

09:04 President of the European Council Charles Michel advocates the confiscation of the assets of Russians who are under sanctions in order to further use them to repair the damage caused by Russia in the war against Ukraine. He stated this in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

08:58 On May 5, Poland will host a donor conference to raise funds for Ukraine. The conference should be the starting point for the European "Marshall Plan" for Ukraine, President of the European Council Charles Michel said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

08:55 At least 25 civilians were wounded as a result of an air-rocket attack inflicted by the Russians on Kramatorsk tonight, six of them required hospitalization. The missiles damaged nine residential buildings, a school and numerous civilian infrastructure facilities, Pavel Kirilenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military District, said.

08:52 Russian missile strikes did not affect the supply of Western aid to Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. According to him, the US and other Western countries have "many ways" to transport the necessary aid to Ukraine.

08:46 "Authorities" of Crimea said that there is no more transport blockade from Ukraine, the occupiers began to restore communication between the peninsula and southern Ukraine.

08:33 In the Kherson region, the invaders intend to close access to Instagram and Facebook in the near future, said the deputy head of the CAA Kirill Stremousov.

08:30 Ukraine and the UK have legally secured the abolition of import duties and tariff quotas in bilateral trade, the Ministry of Economy reports. The agreement will be valid for 12 months, but can be extended by agreement between the parties for a new period.

08:29 In the Luhansk region over the past day, five people died from shelling, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai.

08:28 According to British intelligence, Belarus has withdrawn troops for field exercises - this is a regular event at this time of the year. Russia will promote the thesis that these exercises threaten Ukraine in order to tie down the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the northern direction. At the same time, London believes that so far these exercises do not pose any threat to the neighbors.

08:24 Americans help Ukraine kill Russian generals, writes The New York Times. The United States provides Kyiv with real-time intelligence about Russian troops. Including about the movements of Russian senior officers in Ukraine.

08:16 Today at 22:00 Kyiv time, the UN Security Council will meet to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. The meeting was called by the United States. The meeting will be attended by the UN Secretary General and a representative of Ukraine.

08:10 Mariupol was visited yesterday by the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Kiriyenko and Secretary of the General Council of United Russia Andrey Turchak - curators of Mariupol's integration into Russia. They were accompanied by collaborators Ivashchenko ("mayor") and Kharmyshev ("community secretary").

According to the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petr Andryushchenko, they opened a "monument" to an old woman with the flag of the USSR on the Liberators Square, which the occupiers call the Lenin Komsomol (the name before decommunization). During his speech, Turchak acknowledged that the war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for eight years, and once again announced the holding of a parade in Mariupol on May 9.

Andryushchenko also said that in Mariupol they launched the first bus route from one bus and announced the second - also from one bus. Both buses miraculously survived the destruction of the city. The invaders have a big personnel problem, they cannot find drivers and repairmen for public transport.

According to Andryushchenko, the announced "improvement" and "restoration" of Mariupol, which the occupiers are talking about, should be carried out through the supply of building materials by sea from the Russian port of Yeysk. However, this is also a hoax: the fact is that in the water area of ​​​​the port there is a submerged ship Meotida, which makes it impossible for any cargo ships to enter the port. The occupiers cannot unblock entry into the port.

07:51 At night, the invaders shelled Kramatorsk, hit residential areas and the city center. Three five-story houses, a school and a kindergarten were damaged. Previously, six wounded, said the mayor of the city Alexander Goncharenko.

07:35 The Russian Federation does not stop the offensive in the Eastern Operational Zone, in particular, the assault on the Azovstal plant in Mariupol has resumed. In addition, the enemy is regrouping troops in certain directions, and also provokes tension in the Transnistrian region of Moldova, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in the morning summary .

03:23 The authorities of Ukraine are considering the possibility of easing restrictive measures for the travel of men abroad during the period of martial law, Arestovich said. At the same time, the adviser noted that the solution of this issue will take some time, since amendments to the legislation are required: "It is very difficult both morally, and organizationally, and legislatively. But the discussion continues daily and becomes more intense. After all, the economy also needs to be launched."

01:02 Arestovich confirmed information about the critical situation at Azovstal: "These comrades decided to finally defeat Azovstal and launched a steep ground assault. The main idea is to announce the capture of Mariupol by May 9. They went on the attack, our guys knocked them out "But this situation is extremely critical. The President has thrown all the forces of diplomacy to solve the problem."

Also, the adviser to the head of the Presidential Office believes that, judging by the active missile attacks, the Russians are "planning something big": "In the next few days, we should expect an intensification of hostilities in key areas: Kryvyi Rih, Zaporozhye, the JFO zone. The Russians have a lot of reserves. They will try to squeeze at least some kind of "victory" until May 9th.

00:34 A ban on Russian oil will destroy the European economy, Slovak Energy Minister Richard Sulik said in an interview with Politico. According to him, the embargo on oil from the Russian Federation will cause damage to a number of countries, including not only Slovakia, but also Austria, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.

00:18 Zelensky addressed the Danish people on the anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from the Nazis and expressed the hope that after the victory of Ukraine in the current war, representatives of Denmark will also address the Ukrainian people when they celebrate the anniversaries of the onset of peace.

00:12 In 2022, on May 9, Putin is preparing a parade that no foreign leader will attend. There were also rumors about a parade in Mariupol destroyed by the invaders. But the whole world is still waiting for some important announcements from Putin on May 9th. Read more in the article What Putin is preparing for May 9 .
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Russia faces 'sabotage' epidemic after arms manufacturers, chemical plants and a military enlistment office are all destroyed
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Several military or industrial facilities in Russia have mysteriously blown up

  • Among the buildings damaged or destroyed was a military enrolment office

  • There is growing speculation that Vladimir Putin will impose a mass mobilisation
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#1  Daily mail, NY times, Post, they are all the same. Just different faces of CNN. The public has stopped following this garbage. I see it every day. News circulation only decreasing. Question the public and they couldn't care less.
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#2  During the Vietnam war, we experienced sabotage of rail lines around Seattle and destruction of recruiting offices. So what's new?
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Russian ruble hits highest level since March 2020
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Russian ruble briefly reached its highest level against the dollar since March 2020 on Thursday, supported by capital controls, while stock indexes also climbed as the market watched developments around possible new sanctions against Moscow.

The volatile currency hit a high of 65.31 per dollar in early trading on the Moscow Exchange but by 1339 GMT was at 66.14, which was 0.2 percent stronger than its Wednesday closing level.

The morning peak level had not been seen since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.
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Belarus admits Russia's war 'drags on'
[An Nahar] Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko defended Russia's invasion of Ukraine in an interview Thursday with The News Agency that Dare Not be Named, but he said he didn't expect the 10-week-old conflict to "drag on this way."He also spoke out against the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine but wouldn't say if Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
had plans to launch such a strike.

Lukashenko said Moscow, which launched the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 — partly from his territory — had to act because Kyiv was "provoking Russia."
Continued on Page 49
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#1  "No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy."
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Mariupol steel mill battle rages as Ukraine repels attacks
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#1  One day after Putin ordered Russian military to not let a fly get through to the Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol, a Ukrainian military helicopter made a night time landing in the steel plant to resupply the Azov defenders.
Posted by: Bugs McGurque4586 || 05/06/2022 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Piloted by Brian Williams, no doubt.
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Russian oligarch puts million-dollar bounty on Vladimir Putin's head | 60 Minutes Australia
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#1  If Ukraine's special ops could only capture Putin somehow the war would come to a sudden stop immediately.
Posted by: Bugs McGurque4586 || 05/06/2022 5:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Thinks he is at a safe distance to be brave.Brave, no stupid.
Posted by: Dale || 05/06/2022 7:15 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Yes. Certainly tops the list of unwise pronouncements.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/06/2022 7:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Billionaires with controversial political leanings. He can hang out with Musk.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/06/2022 7:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Hope he has a food taster that can likes Polonium dressing...
Posted by: magpie || 05/06/2022 12:35 Comments || Top||

#6  There are usually reasons for taboos.

But I guess there is Snoop Lion and Kathy Griffin who only offered Likes.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 16:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Putin is worth less than Twitter? Who knew.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/06/2022 18:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Fine with YouTube, I see.
Posted by: KBK || 05/06/2022 22:31 Comments || Top||

#9  For world's most superfluous kill
(except you-know-who), a cool mil!
Or, if you have scruples,
Make twice that, in rubles,
By shooting the bird at his ZiL.
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Russians Billionaires Flee To Dubai To Avoid U.S., Others’ Sanctions
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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#1  Dubai has been a mecca for the wealthy for several years now. The wealthy can live wherever they want. These people have properties all over the world. You want to see wealth it is here.
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From the Russian Perspective: Operation on Denazification of Ukraine: operational summary May 5th (updated)
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[NewsFrontInfo] 23:57 Deputy UN Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths said that on May 5, under the auspices of the UN, the third operation began to evacuate civilians from Mariupol and from the territory of the Azovstal plant.

21:04 The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case on the fact of shelling by the Ukrainian military of a convoy of refugees in the Kharkiv region.

20:39 The armed forces of NATO countries have already become involved in the conflict in Ukraine - Lukashenka.

19:54 Lukashenko said that the provocation in Ukrainian Bucha was organized by the British, who arrived from Lvov.

18:04 In the village of Vodiane, Zaporozhye region, above the building of the village council develops Russian tricolor.

17:00 In the Nikolaev area explosion has thundered.

16:30 The authorities of Ukraine seized six wagons of fertilizers belonging to Belarusian companies in favor of the state under martial law. This was reported by the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine.

16:16 A long curfew is being introduced in Zaporozhye. It will last from 19:00 on May 8 to 5:00 on May 10, - Anatoliy Kurtev, secretary of the Zaporozhye City Council.

15:44 Employees of the National Guard eliminated the leader of the territorial defense cell of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region.

15:43 In the liberated territories of the Kharkiv region getting ready for the celebration of Victory Day. Municipal services put in order the monuments to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. It is also planned to light the Eternal Flame in the cities.

15:41 Zaporizhzhya TPP sat down to zero. The coal has run out.

15:09 Heard explosions in Severnaya Saltovka in the northeast of Kharkov.

14:53 The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine announced that it is working on the removal of "propagandistic Russian literature" from the country's libraries.

The department does not name specific authors and books, but gives the criteria by which they will be withdrawn in the first place.

Among them are works, "the content of which is aimed at eliminating the independence of Ukraine," as well as authors who publicly supported the special operation.

14:49 Places for Ukrainians are running out in Lithuania.

The republic, which has received more than 50,000 refugees from Ukraine, can accommodate no more than 4,000 additional people, the Ministry of Social Protection and Labor reported.

14:10 A new detachment of volunteers left Chechnya for Ukraine - Kadyrov.

13:13 Russian servicemen handed out St. George ribbons to residents of the Kherson region. According to local residents, the Kyiv regime forbade wearing St. George ribbons and the Order of the Red Star. And in the school curricula there was not even a mention of the Great Patriotic War. Now residents of the liberated cities can freely move around the city with symbols of the Victory, no longer afraid of the repressions that the Ukrainian Nazis inflicted on civilians.

13:04 Humanitarian aid has been delivered to residents of Novonikolayevka, Melitopol district. First of all, large families, single mothers, and the elderly received assistance. For those who could not come to the place of distribution of humanitarian aid, targeted delivery of products was organized.

12:19 Ukrainian militants who shot a convoy with refugees in the Kharkiv region fired both small arms and heavy weapons, said RIA Novosti eyewitness.

11:37 The fight against monuments in Ukraine continues. In Zhytomyr, the T-34-85 tank was dismantled. "Tank-winner" was installed in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Victory over the Nazi troops in the Great Patriotic War and the liberation of Zhytomyr from occupation. Its grand opening took place on the eve of May 9, 1965.

11:15 Residents of Velyka Belozerka, Zaporozhye region delivered humanitarian aid from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia. Dozens of tons of food and essentials were distributed to local residents within a few hours.

10:45 In the Zaporozhye region, the Kadyrovites captured a sniper of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

10:40 There is shelling from the Ukrainian side of Zhuravlivka and Nekhoteevka. According to the report of the duty group of the DND, a house and a garage were destroyed in Nekhoteevka. There were no casualties among the civilian population. The shelling continues.

10:20 Shariy was detained by law enforcement agencies of Spain at the request of the SBU. In Ukraine, the politician is accused of high treason.

10:18 In Pridnestrovie, it was possible to neutralize a drone with explosives, the danger of terrorist acts remains - PMR Foreign Minister

09:15 Ukrainian prisoner of war told on the use of military drugs. Preparations for the suppression of fear were also used in the nationalist battalions.

08:53 In Kharkiv region getting ready for the celebration of Victory Day. Utilities are putting in order the monuments to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War, reported

08:15 Composition of the offensive grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Izyum. For many days now, the Ukrainian command has been trying to force the Seversky Donets River and gain a foothold in this position for a subsequent offensive.

Earlier, it was reported that personnel and equipment were being pulled into the area of ​​​​the settlements of Protopopovka, Zavgorodnee and Petrovskoye. Moreover, in Pervomaisky and Razdolie, additional units from the 14th Ombre and 4th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were deployed. In total, more than 2,500 people and 80 armored vehicles, as well as several dozen artillery mounts and MLRS, were involved in the attack on Izyum.

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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: May 5th, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited
[NewsFrontInfo] 00.25 - Petrovsky district of Donetsk is again under fire from the VFU.

00.23 - Information was received through the operational line of the DPR JCCC about damage to residential buildings as a result of the shelling of the AFU of the Kievsky district of Donetsk at the address:
- st. Pevtsova, 14 - a residential building is on fire; Information about the consequences of shelling continues to arrive.

00.14 — It is reported that as a result of arrivals in the Kyiv district of Donetsk at 23.29 hits were recorded in the area of ​​the Gladkovsky cemetery. We continue to refine the details.

23:49 Information was received through the operational line of the DPR JCCC about the wounding of a civilian born in 1937. as a result of the shelling of the VFU of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk at the address st. Krasnoselskaya, 19

A teenage boy born in 2009 was also wounded. as a result of the shelling at the address of the street. Lvovskaya, 65.

22:15 Kiev security forces fired on Pervomaisk from a 122mm artillery gun, the LPR office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC) reported . At 21:45, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired four shells into the city.

21:53 According to the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about damage to residential buildings and infrastructure as a result of shelling:

— Mira Boulevard, 8 — multi-apartment residential building;
- st. School, 1, 2, 7 "a" - multi-apartment residential buildings;
- microdistrict Zorka, 3, 9, 19, 20 - multi-apartment residential buildings;
- st. Ordzhonikidze, 173 - apartment building;
- st. Molodyozhnaya, 17 "a" - an apartment building;
- st. Kubanskaya, 1 "a", "b" - residential private houses;
- st. Krymskaya, 10, 12 - residential private houses;
- st. Obelinsky, 22, 24 - residential private houses;
- st. Dimitrova, 19, 19 "a" - residential private houses;
- st. Chkalova, 24 - residential private house;
- st. Zoya Kosmodemyanskoy, 24, 25 - residential private houses;
- st. Babushkina, 17, 19, 23, 26 - residential private houses;
- st. Warehouse, 1 "c" - the infrastructure of the fuel and lubricants warehouse of the Donetsk railway;
- st. Artema, 31 "a1" - infrastructure of the 56th fire and rescue unit of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR (https://t.me/mchs_dnr/6682).

21:16 According to the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about the wounding of five civilians as a result of shelling of the previously liberated territories of the Republic by the AFU:

n.p. Mariupol:
- men: born in 1948, 1975, 1993;
- women: 1943, born in 1988.

19:56 On the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about the death of a civilian - a man born in 1981. as a result of shelling at st. 40 years of October, 35.

As a result of the shelling of the VFU n.p. Gorlovka recorded damage at the following addresses:

settlement sh-you im. Gagarin: st. 40 years of October, 14, 35 - private sector.
settlement sh-you im. Lenin: - st. Karpinsky, 23 - the private sector.

As a result of the shellin of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, the building of the City Children's Clinical Hospital No. 4 at the address Karamzin, 8.

19:45 The mayor of Horlivka announced the death of a man on the western outskirts of the city. This is the fourth victim in a day in the DPR.

18:54 As a result of the shelling of the village “Mine im. Chelyuskintsev" Petrovsky district recorded the following damage:

- st. Kirovogradskaya, 59/2: damaged windows in the house and the summer kitchen, the roof;
- st. Kirovogradskaya, 59/4: one wall was destroyed in the summer kitchen, a slate fence was broken.

18:50 At the moment, Ukrainian Nazis are shelling the Gorlovka villages of Panteleymonovka and the mine. Gagarin. As a result of shelling from the side of the VFU, the Gorlovsky village of Shirokaya Balka was de-energized. All residents are strongly advised to go to shelters - Prikhodko.

18:29 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Wide Beam: fired eight shells of 122 mm caliber.

17:51 According to the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about damage to residential buildings as a result of the shelling of the AFU in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk at the address:

- st. Kirovogradskaya, 59 - a private residential building.

17:39 Mariupol has finally become Mariupol - updated road signs have appeared at the entrance to the liberated city. Today, at the entrance to Mariupol, which is controlled by Russian troops, information signs in Russian were installed - the work was carried out under the control of the Ministry of Transport of the DPR. The other day, updated road signs appeared in other liberated settlements - Volodarsky, Kremenevka, Kasyanovka and Pervomaisky.

17:28 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): five shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

17:22 Deputy commander of the Nazi Azov Regiment * (organ banned in the Russian Federation Svyatoslav Palamar denied Arestovich’s lie that the Russian military had allegedly been knocked out of the Azovstal plant. The adviser to the Zelensky administration continues to shamelessly and thoughtlessly lie, but some numbers do not work. “Once again : no one knocked out anyone, they are at the factory. Heavy fighting is going on, ”Palamar told one of the Ukrainian channels.

17:04 Fire was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): three3 shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

16:22 The village of Troitskoye (Gorlovka direction) came under the control of the DPR.

16:21 The first department of the State traffic inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the DPR opened in Mariupol

“In Mariupol, on Makara Mazaya Street, 16, the traffic police department began its work. Law enforcement officers provide legal support to road users, advise residents of the liberated territories on the procedure for operating vehicles, and assist in organizing the registration of citizens' vehicles,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted.

16:07 VFU launched a massive artillery strike on Yasinovataya. As a result of the shelling, a number of apartment buildings were damaged in the Zorka microdistrict, along Shkolnaya and Ordzhonikidze streets. Dozens of private residential buildings along the streets of Oktyabrskaya, Krymskaya, Belinsky, Dimitrov, Chkalov, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Babushkina, Kubanskaya and Molodyozhnaya were also hit. Ukrainian shells also damaged medical facilities in Yasinovataya along Molodyozhnaya and Shkolnaya streets. As a result of the shelling, all the houses were left without glazing, the roof was broken and the walls were destroyed!

15:18 During the shelling of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk VFU perished a peaceful resident.

15:12 As a result of shelling from the side of the VFU, the Gorlovsky village of Shirokaya Balka has been de-energized. Residents of the village to go into hiding - Prikhodko.

13:50 Shelling was recorded from the VFU in the direction: n.p. Avdiivka - n.p. Yasinovataya: 10 missiles fired from the BM-21 Grad.

13:46 From the side of the armed formations of Ukraine shelling from the direction of N of the item is recorded. Orekhovo in the settlement Golubovskoye using 120mm mortars (four mines) - Representation of the LPR in the JCCC.

13:44 In the liberated territories, the real names are returned to the settlements.

13:20 Ukronazis attacked the Hladkivka microdistrict in Donetsk.

13:14 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): three shells of 122 mm caliber were fired.

13:07 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Vodyane - Donetsk (Kyiv district): two shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

12:39 According to the operational line of the JCCC DPR, information was received about the death of two civilians as a result of shelling of the VFU:

n.p. Yasinovataya: male, born in 1952
Petrovsky district of Donetsk: woman born in 1955 at the address st. Sokolovsky, 3.

Also in n.p. Yasinovataya was wounded by a civilian born in 1962. on st. Chkalova, 44.

As a result of the shelling of the VFU of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, damage was recorded at the address of the street. Leninopolskaya, 9 - residential building.

12:18 On May 4, rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR in Mariupol issued humanitarian aid to the population in the form of 10,267 sets, of which:

- food packages — 6,558 units;
- hygiene kits — 3,645 units;
- children's sets - 64 units.

11:44 Of the 90, about 70 were killed: a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine spoke about the huge losses and meanness of the commanders. Many bodies were abandoned by their own, the command treats the fighters like cattle.

11:23 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Avdiivka - n.p. Yasinovataya: four missiles fired from BM-21 Grad;
n.p. Novomikhailovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): four shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

11:22 During the day, 536 people were evacuated from Mariupol, including 64 children. Currently, they are at the point of assistance to the evacuated population, which is deployed by the forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR. In total, for the period from March 5 to 08:00 on May 5, 27,818 people were evacuated to the Bezymennoye PPN.

11:20 The fire at the oil depot in Makiivka has been eliminated. To extinguish the fire, 36 pieces of equipment and 149 personnel were involved from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR.

11:18 "They came in, people were evicted. I say that they would give at least an icon, and they would not give the icon. Inhabitant of Novotroitskoye village, Donetsk region told how the Nazis behaved with the civilian population of Donbass in Ukraine."

11:14 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Avdiivka - n.p. Mineral: 10 missiles fired from BM-21 Grad.

09:21 On May 4, a monument to my grandmother with the Banner of Victory was opened in Mariupol. The monument is located in the Primorsky district on Leninsky Komsomol Square next to the memorial sign to the Heroes of the Soviet Union.

09:02 Marines of the Russian Federationbeatfrom D-20 guns against the Nazis who settled at the Azovstal plant.

08:48 Militants from Azovstal spontaneously chose those who would come out of the civilians they were holding - RIA Novosti with reference to eyewitnesses.

08:10 A woman died in Yasinovataya as a result of morning shelling. This was announced by the head of the city Dmitry Shevchenko.

08:08 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleymonovka: six shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

n.p. Avdiivka - n.p. Yasinovataya: six missiles fired from BM21 Grad.

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Musk gets $7B backing for Twitter bid from tech heavyweights, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin
[AlAhram] Billionaire Elon Musk has strengthened the equity stake of his offer to buy Twitter with commitments of more than $7 billion from a range of investors, including Silicon Valley heavy hitters like Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison.

The Thursday filing also said that Musk is in ongoing talks with other parties including former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who is the second largest individual stakeholder in the company after Musk.

Other investors include Sequoia Capital Fund, which pledged $800 million, and VyCapital, which pledged $700 million, according to a Thursday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. But Ellison, who is also a and Tesla board member, is making the biggest contribution, pegged at $1 billion.

Technology venture capitalist Ben Horowitz said his firm, known as Andreessen Horowitz or a16z, is investing $400 million because it believes in Musk's ``brilliance to finally make it what it was meant to be.''

``While Twitter has great promise as a public square, it suffers from a myriad of difficult issues ranging from bots to abuse to censorship,'' Horowitz tweeted Thursday. ``Being a public company solely reliant on an advertising business model exacerbates all of these.''

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud has pledged 35 million in Twitter shares in support of Musk, according to the filing.

Musk in earlier regulatory filings revealed that he has sold roughly $8.5 billion worth of shares in Tesla to help fund the purchase. Musk later tweeted that he doesn't plan any further sales of the company's shares, meaning he would need outside commitments to help fund the $44 billion deal.

Because of the new funding listed in the SEC filing Thursday, Musk will cut the $12.5 billion in margin loans against his Tesla shares in half, to $6.25 billion. The transaction is also now being funded by $27.25 billion in cash and equities, up from $21 billion.

Shares of Twitter Inc. have remained below the per-share offering bid by Musk of $54.20 because there are still doubts on Wall Street about whether the deal will go through.

The new round of funding pushed the price of Tesla shares closer to what Musk is paying, with the stock jumping almost 4% at the opening bell, to $50.85.

``In this game of high stakes poker the Ellison and impressive list of backers will remove more of an overhang from Tesla shares as the Musk leverage of shares now becomes less onerous,`` wrote analyst Dan Ives who follows Twitter for Wedbush. ``This was a smart financial and strategic move by Musk that will be well received across the board and also shows the Twitter deal is now on a glide path to get done by the end.''
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#1  They all need to buy in now if they want to gang up and oust him later.
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Economy
USA Labor Productivity Decline in 1st Q is Horrible
[CNBC] Worker Productivity fell 7.5% in first quarter. Fastest decline since 1947.

At the same time, labor costs as measured against productivity increased 11.6%, the fastest rise in about 40 years.

Weekly jobless claims increased to 200,000, well above the Wall Street estimate
The year 1947 had some massive labor strikes as did 1946. Labor had voluntarily avoided striking during WWII. In addition, the disruption of soldiers returning to the labor force and other factors made this a nasty year for labor productivity.


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#1  How does Putin do it?

Snark O'The Day
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/06/2022 1:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Tell that to Carville.
Posted by: Dale || 05/06/2022 4:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Which will accelerate inflation by increasing labor costs.

And the Fed has announced that they are not serious. 1975 (with all the painful but ineffective anti-inflation measures), here we come!
Posted by: Tom || 05/06/2022 12:42 Comments || Top||


Europe
New gas pipeline reduces dependence on Russia
[AlAhram] A 500-million-euro ($530 million) Lithuanian-Polish natural gas transmission pipeline was inaugurated Thursday, completing another stage of regional independence from Russian energy sources.

The Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania pipeline that runs more than 500 kilometers (310 miles), comes ``at a time when Russia has once again tried to blackmail us using gas,'' Polish President Andrzej Duda said at the inauguration.

Lithuania's Prime Minister Ingridas Simonyte added that ``any reduction or disappearance of this source of funding would have a very significant impact on the Russian economy and the ability to continue financing the war in Ukraine.''

The Lithuania-Poland leg is integrated with pipelines in the other two Baltic states _ Estonia and Latvia _ and Finland, and into the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
gas transmission system. Before the pipeline was built, the four countries could only receive pipeline gas from Russia.
It’s not clear to me who is supplying the gas that’s to fill this pipeline, except that it is not Russia. Any ideas, dear Reader?
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Finland is prepared for the possibility of its eastern neighbor Russia cutting off its gas deliveries
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#1  Cross the red line and you will pay. Introduce missiles Putin will introduce missiles. No confusion here. Alternate delivery to users already operating. Create your wall and sleep in your cold bed NATO provided. Listen to Biden's praises. When Biden's money runs out and it will. You will be just have his lectures to listen to. As the power shift occurs reality will set in. Russia, China, India, Latin America, African markets, Arab and so the Asian NATO to deal with. The tide has turned. Years of abuse and neglect. A new world order. No guarantee of being any better.
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#2  Finland and Norway are oil/gas exporters..
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NATO will increase its presence around Sweden’s borders and in the Baltic sea while a potential application to join the alliance is processed
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Home Front: Politix
Carville: Americans Don't Understand How Good the Economy Is Right Now
[Breitbart] Democratic strategist James Carville said Thursday on CNN’s "OutFront" that the average American does not understand how good the U.S. economy is doing.

Burnett said, "So mentioned a new CNN poll that found two-thirds of all Americans now disapprove of how President Biden specifically is handling the economy, two-thirds of all Americans. That’s bad. On top of that, more than 50% of Democrats think the economy is in poor shape, up 16 percentage points from December. Eighty-one percent of independents think the economy is in poor shape. These are all bad, no good numbers in this entire thing. How big of a problem is this for the president?"

Carville said, "Well, it’s a huge problem. Let me tell you another thing. A plurality of Americans think no jobs have been created under Joe Biden, and I think in his first 16 months it’s the best opening 16 months of any president since World War II in job creation."

He continued, "We have supply chain issues causing a great deal of grief. Shanghai is probably the leading port in the world in terms of supply chain. So they have formidable problems but understand we’ve had real good job creation and we have had a real reduction in child poverty."

He added, "I don’t think people, I think there is an entire picture of an economy here. I don’t think the people in America are understanding completely where it is. There are bad things, but if we’re making these decisions on the assumption, no jobs created, that’s just not true. Jobs are being created left and right."
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#1  Such is the life of a liberal junkie. Like a wind up doll spewing propaganda that only a liberal would believe.
Posted by: Dale || 05/06/2022 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2  If there was any real justice in the world, people who lie like this would spontaneously combust.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/06/2022 5:27 Comments || Top||

#3  How good it is compared with next year …
Posted by: Slenter Panda4300 || 05/06/2022 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Amazing how long someone can survive with no flesh.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/06/2022 7:51 Comments || Top||

#5  And at percentage level of income does Mr.Carville live at? "Let the eat cake"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/06/2022 10:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Very strange all this 12 year old pee-pee touching obsession with WW11.

And yeah, winning message, this is good compared to next year month.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2022 11:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Good if you live in the Washington DC Beltway.
Posted by: magpie || 05/06/2022 12:37 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two women killed by brothers in name of honour
[GEO] Two women were murdered in the name of honour by their brothers in separate incidents in Punjab.

The first incident took place in Chichawatni, a rural area of the province, where a man killed his sister in the name of honour. Police started the paperwork but haven't done much else and launched probe and search operation to arrest the suspect.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his other leg......
another woman was killed by her brother for working as a fashion model in Okara.

According to the police, 22-year-old Sidra's mortal remains have been shifted to the hospital for an appointment with Dr. Quincy, while a case has been registered against the suspect.

Police said that a search for the suspect is underway.
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Olde Tyme Religion
Russian President Putin apologized to Israeli Prime Minister Bennett about Foreign Minister Lavrov's Hitler comments
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