The British edition of the Daily Express has published material setting out Russia's three probable goals in deciding on the use of nuclear weapons.
The author of the material states that the first target of any nuclear strike by Russia is undoubtedly the United States, because it is the largest nuclear power after the Russian Federation, which has about 5,600 units of such weapons.
The material emphasizes that such a strike against the United States could force NATO countries to abandon actions against Russia. At the same time, he notes that, on the other hand, Moscow will take into account Washington's nuclear power, which may force it to choose a different target for the strike.
The second target in the article is the UNITED KINGDOM. It is this country that is now providing significant military assistance to Ukraine, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has personally visited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenský. In addition, the United Kingdom is considered one of NATO's key members. However, the attack on the United Kingdom also carries great risks for Moscow.
The third target is one of NATO's 28 member states. This is the opinion of the author of the material.
The material emphasizes that such a strike could force some allies to leave the alliance and others to refuse to join it.
Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Dmitry Medvedev, vice-president of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, said the authorities would take tough action against foreign agents in a special military operation who were continuing their activities against the country and receiving “money from enemies”.
Russia's former president wrote in his Telegram channel that if a Russian citizen set up an NGO in the United States to raise awareness of issues such as non-white police weapons, inciting social hatred, such an organization would be “beaten” throughout the day “Praised American Democracy.”
“We, it turned out, are much more liberal than American lawmakers. And more humane in his convictions, “said the deputy head of the Security Council, adding that even with the adoption of legislation on foreign agents, Russia interfered slightly in their activities.
“Medvedev writes, calling for restoration of order.
“Stop bullshit,” Dmitry Medvedev said, proposing at the legislative level the introduction of a more precise classification and stricter responsibilities of foreign agents. He added that a bill that would allow it had already been submitted to the State Duma.
According to Medvedev, the response to foreign agents should include a “ban on public activity and prosecution.” “
At the same time, he recalled the film” Aide of His Excellency “and the fate of the protagonist & nbsp; the hero & nbsp; Pavel Kolcov, an intelligence officer” The Reds “. >
A law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, previously passed by the State Duma and the Federation Council, has appeared on the official legal information portal, except for the age limit for Russians and foreigners at which they can enter into their first military service agreement.
В The explanatory note states that highly professional specialists in the use of high-precision weapons and other military equipment become such at the age of 40-45. Based on the contract, it will be possible to attract specialists for the required expertise for military service. In addition, specialists in medical support, engineering, communications, etc. can join the soldiers.
Now the first contracts with Russians and foreigners will be concluded when they reach the age of 50. Previously, the upper limit was 40 years for Russians and 30 years for foreigners.
Ukrainian refugee camp in Warsaw. Photos: Snapshot from the video.
Deputy Minister of the Interior and Administration, Polish Government Commissioner for Refugees Pavel Shefernaker, said that Warsaw spends billions of euros on the maintenance of more than 3.6 million Ukrainian refugees. He noted that the EU should take this order of numbers into account when offering compensation to Poland. “The assistance we provide is in the billions of euros, not millions,” Schaefernaker said, adding that the Polish authorities had spoken.
According to the PAP agency, the deputy head of the Polish Ministry of the Interior emphasized that EU aid to countries that help refugees should also be in the billions. According to him, the European Commission's proposal is “far adequate” today
The Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Civil Society Development, Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov, named the period that may be needed for the demilitarization of Ukraine.
“Yes, the demilitarization of Ukraine can take 5 to 10 years , “he said. He added that today there is clearly a desire to solve the problem of Donbas” in full “and the available funds allow it to be done.
” No acceleration in the foreseeable future, “Don't do it,” Shaman said, adding that the military should be allowed to deal with the assigned tasks without interfering. At the same time, he agreed that world practice shows that the longer such operations last, the more important they are, which affect the mood in society. really aware that the longer he will spe operations will continue, making it “more difficult for us to resist the collective West.”
TOS-2 “Tosochka” at the show in Moscow. Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The Russian army used the latest heavy flamethrower system TOS-2 “Tosochka” during a special operation in Ukraine, says TASS, referring to a source from the armed forces. The agency noted that it did not have official confirmation of this information.
“TOS-2 systems were used in the direction of Kharkov,” the source quoted from the publication. According to him, during the special operation in Ukraine, the Russian armed forces are testing many military innovations.
It was previously announced that the Russian Ministry of Defense plans to deploy heavy rocket systems TOS-1A “Solntsepek” and TOS-2 “Tosochka” in the south Military District covering the Caucasus, Crimea and the Russian border with Ukraine. Many experts considered this a reaction to the preparation of the Ukrainian armed forces for possible military operations against the Russian Federation.
Russian Ambassador in The United States, Anatoly Antonov, said that active arms supplies to Ukraine were contributing to increased risks of escalation in the conflict. Recall that the US presidential administration has approved the delivery of US Multiple Missile Systems (MLRS) to Ukraine.
Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko tried to leave Ukraine for Poland, but the border guard did not allow him to pass, said Council representative Irina Gerashchenko (banned in Russia; owned by Meta, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation) on Facebook.
“Without explaining the reasons,” Gerashchenko commented on the situation.
As reported, Poroshenko was on his way to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly through the Rava-Russkaya Lviv customs checkpoint. Range Rover passenger car.
It was previously reported that businessman Viktor Medvedchuk, who was arrested in early April, testified against Poroshenko and gave details of the 2014-2015 coal purchase scheme. Ukraine's security service has summoned former Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, former Prime Minister Arseniy Yachenuk, and former National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.
During the performance before graduates of the US Naval Academy, US President Joe Biden said that Vladimir Putin is trying to erase the identity of Ukraine.
to schools, kindergartens, hospitals, museums with the sole purpose of destroying culture, “said Biden.
But even before the start of a special army operation, President Putin has repeatedly stated that Russians and Ukrainians – one people. On the contrary, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted that his country had its own path and rejected the fact of unity.