Medvedev marked the borders of Ukraine for the first time, which will suit Russia

Hundred-kilometer belt without heavy weapons

Surprisingly, when I took the sentence from Medvedev's interview “if you need to get to Lviv, you need to get to Lviv”, many missed the point. Indeed, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council, perhaps for the first time, issued a very specific description, apparently according to Russian tastes, of what is necessary to stop hostilities. How it will look on earth.


Until now we have heard about the need for denazification and demilitarization. But what's behind it, in our physical, real world, wasn't very clear. And so Dmitry Anatolyevich pronounced the conditions out loud, up to kilometers.

According to Medvedev, it is therefore “necessary to achieve all the goals that were set to protect our territories, i.e. the territory of the Russian Federation. Throw out all the foreigners who are there in the broadest sense of the word. It is clear that we are talking about the regions of Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye.

This is the first point of reference in hypothetical negotiations — the liberation (if it does not happen by this time by the power of Russian arms) of our countries.

The second point — the creation, in Medvedev's terminology, of a “sanitary belt”. It is a demilitarized zone “that will not allow the use of any types of weapons that operate at medium and short distances, that is, 70-100 kilometers.” This means that no heavy weapons should be deployed on the side of Ukraine a hundred kilometers from the border.

Of course, the question of controlling such a location is very complex. But as we know, Russia is clearly not going to negotiate with Ukraine.

In any case, what Medvedev said already outlines a possible future for Ukraine. It is obvious that this is one of the options for a possible freeze (and possibly even a deep one, as in the case of the two Koreas) of the conflict. It obviously does not suit the current Ukrainian government, which talks about “returning to the borders of 1991”. But no one is interested in her opinion at all, and the words “nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine” are pronounced in the West “out of politeness”. . At least draw a map: here is the Donbass, here is the land corridor to Crimea, here is the Kherson region, here is Zaporozhye, here is the demilitarized zone…

Ukraine, not with the Ukrainian semi-Nazi or Nazi regime — our country is at war with the NATO army, with countries “with 800 million inhabitants that supply the Kiev regime with equipment, weapons and money.” not enough, so make some other decisions. Nothing can be ruled out here. If you need to get to Kyiv, then you need to go to Kyiv, if you need to go to Lviv, then you need to go to Lviv to eradicate this infection.


Zelenskyy sent an official proposal for negotiations to Xi Jinping

Vladimir Zelensky. Photo: A still from the video.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he has sent an official proposal to Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“I have not received an offer from China to mediate,” he said in a statement. interview with the Japanese edition of The Yomiuri Shimbun.

Zelensky also said that he had not received any offers to meet with the leadership of the PRC.

“But I gave direct messages through diplomatic channels that I want to talk to by the Chinese leader Xi Jinping, “- said the Ukrainian leader.

In addition, he expressed skepticism about the possibility of solving the crisis on the basis of the Chinese plan, consisting of 12 points. Zelenskyy explained that respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine should come first.


“Country”: the Ukrainian army began to drink more often on duty

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Ukrainian Internet publication “” cited data that military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine began to drink alcohol more often on duty.

Ukrainian journalists made such a conclusion based on data obtained from the number of convictions carried out by courts to the army for drinking alcohol on duty.

At the same time, the publication emphasizes that the courts impose a standard fine of 17,000 hryvnias (approximately 35,190 rubles) in the vast majority of cases.


Medvedev announced an increase in the army to 1.5 million people

Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Security Council of the Russian Federation.

The Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, said in an interview with Russian media that the size of the Russian army should increase.

“Our army should increase,” Medvedev said.

< p>He added that the size of the army had already been determined. “That is at least 1.5 million people,” Medvedev emphasized.

Recall that former Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the number of soldiers in the Russian Armed Forces should be increased to 1.5 million people. According to him, 695,000 contract soldiers are planned to be recruited.


Italian Expert: Uss Jr. he had 7 minutes to escape

The son of the governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss Artem proved turn off the electronic bracelet in a very short time. It will be almost impossible to find it in Italy. In an interview with RIA Novosti, the general secretary of the trade union of prison police employees, Aldo Di Giacomo, stated this.

According to him, the bracelet is attached to a central console inside the job and has a limited range. In the case of exceeding or attempting to switch off, the police will be alerted and it will take an average of seven minutes for the carabinieri to arrive. Most likely, the Russian fell into it at this point. But according to Di Giacomo, seven minutes in Italy is a great time to get away. “In Milan, you can move so far in 7 minutes that you can't be found, especially if you have the money and the preparation,” says the expert. He does not rule out that he will use a private plane or car to escape, which, thanks to the proximity of the border, can reach several neighboring states at once.

Artem Uss' name is included in the database of wanted persons. There was no evidence that he could leave Italy.

In 2022, Artem Uss and five other Russians were indicted in the United States for money laundering and sanctions evasion, transfer of dual-use products and oil smuggling. On October 17, he was detained on an American arrest warrant at the Milan airport, from where he planned to fly to Turkey. He was transferred from prison to house arrest in early December.

On Tuesday, March 21, the Milan Court of Appeal allowed the extradition of Artem Uss to the United States. On March 23, the son of the Krasnoyarsk governor left the rented apartment in an unknown direction after breaking his electronic bracelet.


The Russian army controls 29 settlements in the Kharkiv region

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Russian army under control now there are 29 settlements in the Kharkiv region. In an interview with TASS, this was stated by the head of the military-civilian administration of the region, Vitaly Ganchev.

According to him, humanitarian aid is regularly sent to cities and towns, and the goods are accompanied by the officials themselves If possible. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to visit all settlements due to regular shelling.

Over the past month and a half, the situation in the region has changed significantly. On February 15, Ganchev announced that Russian troops were holding about 20 settlements.

In September 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced a realignment of troops stationed near Izjum and Balaklej to increase efforts in Donbass. The military-civilian administration of the Kharkiv region carried out the evacuation.


The data center of the Chinese social network knocked out the energy of the arms manufacturer for Ukraine

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Norwegian arms manufacturer Nammo identified the Chinese social network as the main reason for not increasing ammunition production, including for Ukraine, the Norwegian newspaper VG wrote about it.

We are talking about production in the territory of a business park 100 kilometers from Oslo. According to the company, it needs additional electricity to deploy additional capacities. But there is nowhere to take it from, as local energy companies have allocated most of the capacity to the TikTok data center under construction nearby.

“Officers have to choose between keeping video of cats and securing critical tasks,” the arms company's CEO Morten Brandtseg said in a statement. Other senior Nammo executives, as well as the management of the business park, noted that Norway would become a laughing stock in the eyes of NATO partners if the production of weapons for allies and the “square” hindered the growth of the Chinese social network, which is accused in the West of espionage.


Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the conclusions of the UN mission on the facts of the massacre by the Russian army are unacceptable

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Accepted in Kyiv they take into account the report on the human rights situation of the UN mission in Ukraine, but at the same time they consider it unacceptable to bear responsibility for the “victim of aggression”. This is stated in a special statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the department thanked the mission for its work in documenting violations of international law allegedly committed by the Russian side.

The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine has previously reported on the revealed cases of Russia's massacre. prisoners of war. Head of Mission Matilda Bogner announced this at a press conference in Kyiv. “We are deeply concerned about the documented cases of arbitrary executions of approximately 25 Russian prisoners of war and non-hostilities by Ukrainian armed forces,” she said.

According to Bogner, the killings often occurred immediately after capture. At the same time, the mission does not have information about the criminal prosecution of the perpetrators by the Ukrainian authorities.


Xi Jinping does not want to talk to Biden – Reuters

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President Xi Jinping -Ping “Not interested” in talks with US President Joe Biden, Reuters reports citing sources.

Earlier, the White House said Biden “really wants to talk” with the Chinese president. In response to attempts by Chinese diplomats to arrange telephone conversations, the Chinese side “showed no interest” in the proposal, according to Reuters.

Biden and Xi Jinping last spoke at the G20 summit last November.



Containers with Indian cargo for Russia have been lying in the port of Antwerp for a year

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Five Containers Ind Jindal Stainless sent to Russia was held in the port of Antwerp for a year for no apparent reason. This follows from the company's statement.

Its representative specified that the containers were transporting approximately one hundred metric tons of stainless steel. The shipment was sent in February 2022, but was delayed due to anti-Russian sanctions. The company emphasized that stainless steel is not included in the sanctions list and must be cleared for transportation further down the route.

Reuters drew attention to the strange situation. The agency's corresponding request to the port of Antwerp was forwarded to the Belgian Federal Customs Administration.

A year ago, the Belgian Customs and Excise Administration announced that more than 1,500 containers with cargo bound for Russia had been blocked in the country. the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge. The head of the department, Christian Vandervaeren, specified that the containers can be sent to the addressee after the interested parties present documents confirming that the cargo does not fall under EU sanctions.