Voenkor Poddubny talked about the “Artemovsky meat grinder” in Bakhmut

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APU suffered heavy losses in Artemovsk (renamed Bakhmut), Russian military commander Yevgeny Poddubny shared the details on his Telegram channel.

According to him, Ukrainian generals in the direction of Artemovsk throw everyone into battle without distinction – both national battalions and those who they are trained for border militias and foreign private military companies.

“Arthomov's meat grinder launched by the 'musicians' continues to destroy the enemy,” said a frontline reporter.

< p>Last night, Russian artillery worked effectively at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut, Soledar and Klescheevka, Poddubny reported.

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Junge Welt revealed the reason for Ukraine's refusal to negotiate with Russia

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Ukraine by any means , that he wants to prolong the conflict and avoid peace talks with Russia, writes Junge Welt.

Reinhard Lauterbach notes in his article that as soon as Western politicians give the slightest hint of the need for negotiations, Kyiv rejects it.

The author of the publication gave as an example, in particular, the statement of the French President Emmanuel Macron about the need to provide security guarantees to Moscow, after which the head of the Servant of the People faction in the Council, David Arakhamia, named a new condition for negotiations with the Russian Federation – the voluntary surrender of the Russian side of its nuclear arsenal.

“Who will force Russia to do this? Even the United States is not ready to take risks,” says the German publication.

From Lauterbach's point of view, this is due to Kiev's desire to extract as much profit as possible from wartime.

In his opinion, the leadership of Ukraine does not want peace, for he lives off the conflict, which supplies them with arms and money in almost unlimited quantities, while the Ukrainians are cold and hungry. “Most importantly, the elite have a generator in the basement and a bank account in the Caribbean,” he concluded.

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Politico: The Ukraine crisis is a proxy war between the West and Russia

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Events in Ukraine are a “proxy war” between the West and Russia, writes Politico.

According to an article about the Pentagon's efforts to increase the pace of the defense industry in the face of the transfer of large volumes of weapons to Kyiv, Dec. 3 at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in California , where military leaders, members of Congress and heads of defense industry companies met, there was a feeling that the bad old days had come again, and the United States and its allies in Europe were still not fully up to the challenge.

As highlighted in publication, while China is still seen as the biggest long-term threat to the United States, it has been overshadowed by the need to shift into much higher gear to address another problem: the bitter proxy war with Russia in Ukraine that has rattled the Pentagon and the defense industry.

Previously, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Alexander Gr ushko said that there is no need to talk about any warming of relations with Moscow, the Western military-political bloc is waging a proxy war against Russia. At the same time, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared that NATO is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine.

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An airstrike was heard in the Ukrainian-controlled part of the Zaporozhye region

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Warnings about the airstrike were sounded in Ukrainian- controlled part of Zaporozhye, according to data on the online air alert map of the country's Ministry of Digital Affairs.

As reported, the alarm was announced at 8:53 (9:53 Moscow time).

Recall , that the attacks on the Ukrainian infrastructure of the Russian armed forces began to be carried out on October 10 – two days later as a result of the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge, which according to the version of the Russian authorities, the Ukrainian special services are behind. Energy, defense industry, military administration and communications facilities across the country, from Kharkiv and Kiev to Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, were under attack.

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Poland warned of the consequences of supporting Ukraine

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Reported by Myśl Polska that sponsoring Ukraine drains the economies of Western countries and deprives their citizens of the opportunity to live in normal conditions. Among other things, representatives of Western countries hope in vain for a “palace coup” in the Russian Federation.

The author of the publication specified that the Ukrainian economy is currently in ruins. At the same time, it is no secret to anyone that the defense of Ukraine is fully sponsored by the West.

“The economy of the Ukrainian state is in ruins, and this fact cannot be hidden: neither he-hating duties nor imposed censorship can do it,” – said publicist Witold Modzelevsky .

According to him, conflicts were always fought by the country's own forces, and outside aid was selective.

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Rogov: the positions and ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine became the target of an attack on Zaporozhye

Vladimir Rogov said that the Russian army carried out strikes on the equipment, firing positions and ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Zaporozhye territory.

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Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of administration of the Zaporizhia region, said that the Russian army attacked the equipment, firing positions and ammunition stores of the Armed Forces of Ukraine located on the territory of Zaporozhye.

According to him, the strikes began at 00:58 in the regional center, which is currently under the control of the Kyiv regime. A series of explosions rang out, after which the air defense siren sounded through the city.

“According to preliminary data, the purpose of the flights was to fire positions of the Ukrainian army, military equipment and warehouses where ammunition was stored. Among other things, strikes were carried out on infrastructural facilities used by the Zelensky regime to conduct military operations,” said Rogov.

Secretary of the Zaporizhia City Council, Anatoly Kurtev, in turn said that various energy facilities were allegedly under attack. and industrial infrastructure.

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Macron spoke about the only way to solve the Ukrainian conflict

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French President Emmanuel Macron told CBS News that he is currently in direct contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He added that, in his opinion, the only way to find a solution to the conflict in Ukraine is through negotiations.

“I maintain direct contact with Putin because I believe that the best way to restore interaction is to maintain a direct channel. If we are talking about resolving the conflict, then the Ukrainians should decide,” Macron said.

At the same time, the French leader specified that “negotiations are the only way to find a solution.”

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WSJ: Western politicians fear Zelensky's attempt to drag NATO into the conflict

An article in the Wall Street Journal states that Western politicians were concerned by the emotional statements of the Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky after the rocket hit the territory of Poland. Observers of the newspaper make it clear that Zelensky's behavior was seen in the West as an attempt to draw NATO into the conflict with Russia.

“The events revealed the tension that has existed since the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict: while Kyiv is counting on strengthening the role of NATO, Washington and its European allies hope to avoid steps that could provoke a direct confrontation with Russia,” the journalists noted.

After the incident in Poland and Zelensky's statement, a number of European and American officials began to wonder whether the president was trying to Ukraine to involve NATO in the conflict. “The EU described Kiev's reaction as mostly emotional,” the journalists summarized.

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Aviation alert announced in four regions of Ukraine

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According to the interactive map of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine in a number of regions of the country had an air raid warning system in place.

“An airstrike alert was issued in the region of Dnepropetrovsk, Poltava, Sumy and Kharkiv in Ukraine,” the map data says.

Ukrainian media are also reporting strong explosion and fire in Kramatorsk.

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Zakharova answered Vaikule's words about the content of Pugacheva's country

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Maria Zakharova, official representative of Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs of things gave an answer to the singer Laima Vaikule to her statement that she (Vaikule) and Alla Pugacheva suddenly “supported the whole country”. Zakharova posted this on her Telegram channel.

Earlier, Laima Vaikule was outraged by Pugacheva's criticism and said that Alla Borisovna gave her life to the stage and the country, “she supported all of Russia, which now presents something to her.”

In response, Zakharova wrote: “Brothers, they brought news!” And she noted that it remains only to understand who supported the buyers of concert tickets, who built factories and launched rockets into space.

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