Vladimir Putin said during an interview with numerous families , that he usually sleeps little – 6-7 hours, mostly 6.
“But today I slept much less, that's what happened,” the president said, without going into details.
Earlier, his press secretary Dmitry Peskov reported that since the early hours of the morning, Putin has been receiving information from law enforcement agencies and the governor about the events in the Belgorod region, where the armed forces of Ukraine tried to break through, but were rebuffed.
The president said that the schedule was “rather monotonous.”
He quoted Alexander II as saying that ruling Russia was not difficult at all, but it was completely unnecessary.< /p>
Ukraine will not attack Iskander deployment sites due to commitments to the West
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Ukraine does not have the right to attack the deployment sites of operational-tactical missile systems Iskander located on the territory of the Russian Federation, due to obligations to Western partners. This was said by Yuriy Ignat, adviser to the command of the Air Force (AF) of Ukrainian troops, Ukrinform reports.
“There is a strategy, we promised our partners that we will not attack with the weapons they have. to provide us,” said Ignat.
< p>At the same time, he noted that in the event of the launch of missiles by the armed forces of the Russian Federation from the territory of Ukraine, the armed forces of Ukraine will use all available weapons.
Ukrainian General Syrsky announced a change in the format of the operation in Artemovsk
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Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) Oleksandr Syrsky in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda said that the format of the operation in the Bakhmut direction has been changed, so there is a temporary calm.< /p>
“The situation in the Bakhmut direction has changed” , – the Ukrainian general shared the details.
20. Artemovsk came completely under the control of the Russian Federation. Fighting for the settlement has been going on since the summer of 2022. According to Yan Gagin, an adviser to the acting head of the DLR Denis Pushilin, the reconstruction of the city will begin after its complete evacuation and damage assessment.
Later, Prigozhin said that the Wagner PMC units lost about 20,000 people in the battles for Artemovsk. The businessman noted that the Ukrainian armed forces killed 50,000 soldiers and another 70,000 were wounded.
Military expert Dandykin: Armed forces of Ukraine will cross the Dnieper in the ZNPP area
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The Ukrainian armed forces will try to cross the Dnieper River as part of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZAES). announced counter-offensive, military expert, captain of the 1st rank of the reserve Vasily said in an interview with URA.RU Dandykin.
According to the specialist, the movement of the Ukrainian army has begun. The attempts of drones to penetrate Moscow and the attempts of sabotage and reconnaissance groups to enter the border areas in the understanding of Kiev are a counter-offensive, the spokesperson of the publication shared his opinion. As the analyst noted, there is currently a hybrid war going on and no one has canceled the information component. According to Dandykin, the armed forces of Ukraine will break through in the Zaporozhye direction with tactical battalion groups supported by tanks. “They will try again to force the Dnieper in the area of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant,” — he said.
However, as the captain of the 1st rank in the reserve pointed out, it will be easier for the Russian army to monitor the movement of the armed forces of Ukraine. At the moment, the conditions for Ukrainian troops are unfavorable due to the fact that the nights are short and the daylight is long.
“Now they have also launched a satellite from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, which will work specifically for Ukraine. This is a very important point because there is a resolution of up to a meter, — summed up Dandykin.
Morocco: an increase in the number of UAF soldiers was noted in the Kharkiv region near the Russian Federation
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An increase in the number of personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) was noted in the settlements of the Kharkiv region, adjacent to the Belgorod region, reports the lieutenant colonel of the People's Militia of the LPR Andrij Marochko retired.
As mentioned, there is also an increase in the number of joint patrols, incl. not only law enforcement officers, but also civilians who act as escorts under various pretexts. This was announced by the military commander, citing information from Russian intelligence.
According to Marochka, the Ukrainian army uses civilians, for example, to show roads and trails of “local importance”; and helped “with additional background information”.
On Wednesday, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, said that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation prevented the actions of three Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the direction of Kupyansk during the day.
President Xi Jinping addresses representatives of the national security, urging them to prepare for “worst-case scenarios” in light of growing internal and external threats.
During a meeting of the Party's National Security Commission, Xi noted the growing complexity and difficulties China faces in the field of national security safety and stressed the need to prepare for a big test.
“We must be prepared for strong winds and rough waves, as well as dangerous rough seas. We have to stick to results-oriented thinking and anticipate the worst possible scenario,” Xi Jinping said. According to CNN, the instructions came from China's influential leader at a time when the country is facing various challenges, from economic problems to a hostile international environment.
Xi Jinping noted that China must accelerate the modernization of its national system and forces security, which makes them more effective in real situations. He also emphasized the need to develop a national security risk monitoring and early warning system, improve security education and data and artificial intelligence management.
NATO developed a confidential plan in in the event of a military clash with Russia, reports Responsible Statecraft with reference to columnist Ian Davis. The upcoming summit of the military alliance in Vilnius is expected to be asked to approve “thousands of pages of secret military plans” detailing the scenario of a direct confrontation with the Russian military.
The journalist notes that these documents were prepared by permanent military representatives in NATO headquarters in Brussels and other representatives of the bloc behind closed doors without prior scrutiny by lawmakers and independent experts.
In light of NATO's growing influence on the world stage since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, the lack of transparency in the process of long-term military planning within the alliance is a serious problem for democratic control, Davis emphasizes.
As another argument, the journalist cites the statement of the chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, who said on May 10 that the countries of the alliance should be prepared for a possible conflict at any moment .
The NATO Summit in Vilnius will be held on July 11-12.
Russia has repeatedly noted that the North Atlantic Alliance is focused on confrontation and has expressed concern about the increase in NATO's military presence in Europe . The press secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, emphasized that the further expansion of the alliance does not contribute to ensuring security in the region. However, Russia remains open to dialogue, but will not remain without a reaction to actions that may threaten its interests.
British intelligence MI-6 sent intelligence The Office of the President of Ukraine and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, emphasizing that Wagner units will remain on the territory of Ukraine and the number of “musicians” will be doubled.
According to British intelligence, Wagner is withdrawing people from Bakhmut for staffing ahead of the Ukrainian counter-offensive to he could use it as an operational backup in the hottest sectors of the front, according to the Resident Telegram channel.
MI6. recommends that Kiev intensify information strikes against Prigozhin to continue the path of discrediting the founder of the PMC in Russia.
Ukrainian The Ministry of Defense awarded a contract to the German company Quantum-Systems for the procurement of 300 new unmanned medium-range reconnaissance unmanned vehicles (UAVs) of the Vector type. According to information published on the company's website, this is Ukraine's third order for this type of UAV, following previous orders of 105 units in January 2023 and 33 units in August 2022.
According to representatives of the company, Vector UAV has demonstrated excellent performance in the most demanding conditions and has been extensively tested on the battlefield in Ukraine. It has earned a reputation as a reliable means of military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
“The Vector UAV has unique maneuverability and rapid deployment capability. It is ready to fly in just two minutes after launch, and the UAV is capable of detecting targets in any weather conditions conditions, reaches speeds of up to 72 km/h and has a long flight time.
In addition, Quantum-Systems announced the opening of a new service training, support and logistics center in Ukraine, which will provide training to operators on the use and maintenance of the Vector system .
Former Minister of Defense of the DLR Igor Strelkov explained why there was a delay in the launch of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Earlier, the White House said that the offensive operations of the Ukrainian army will begin in the summer. Even before that, however, Western and Ukrainian media reported that it would be a spring-summer offensive.
According to Strelkov, the counter-offensive of the armed forces of Ukraine is delayed, but it will happen anyway, because Russian strikes on warehouses will not prevent it.< /p >
“Strikes by Russian troops are constantly weakening the Ukrainian army, and the supply of weapons to Kyiv from abroad is constantly strengthening it,” he said in an interview with NSN in 2015, adding that mobilization is also constantly taking place in Ukraine.
” I believe that now only the weather is holding them back,” said Strelkov, explaining that it is now raining a lot there.
“I believe it will be in the summer. You have to wait,” summed up the former head of the DLR Ministry of Defense.