Prisoners of war told how Kherson lost Kherson

Ukrainian prisoners of war said during the interrogation that on the first day of the special operation, February 24, the command in Kherson did not set them any specific task. The RIA Novosti writes about it.

According to the publication, there are now two Ukrainian contract soldiers and one military soldier at the hospital in the city of Aleshki in the Kherson region. They were wounded on February 24 and are now undergoing intensive care under the supervision of Russian military doctors.

After recovery, they are scheduled to be placed on POW exchange lists.

“Absolutely, I don't know what we are they had homework. We were told to go. That means everything happened so fast that I didn't understand what we were supposed to do at all, “said the contractor.

Russia continues its special operation in Ukraine. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense There are 23,367 people in Ukraine and foreign mercenaries, and the Russian department has also issued an ultimatum to the Azovstal crew in Mariupol, which must surrender by 6 a.m. on April 17. The EU will consider new measures against the banking sector and energy in the Russian Federation./p>


Former Czech President Klaus: he is ashamed of Europe's attitude towards Russia


Podle býv. The Czech President Václav Klaus regretted that the attitude towards the Russian Federation in Europe has long been insufficient. And this explains the phenomenon of the outbreak of “love for Ukraine.”

“Everyone literally radiates love for Ukraine and Ukrainians. Doesn't this love just serve as a screen for “hatred of Russia”? … Hatred for whom something is a bad motive, “says Klaus.

operations in Ukraine testify to the double meters of Europeans. .


WSJ: Yemeni president resigns under pressure from Saudi Arabia

Former Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Credit: Global Look Press

Saudi Arabia has forced Yemeni President Abd Rabbah Mansour Hadi to step down and hand them over to the presidential board. The president is now under house arrest, the Wall Street Journal said, referring to Saudi and Yemeni government officials.

during the transition period the presidential board of leadership, which included eight prominent politicians. The creation of the council was announced on the basis of the results of the intra-Yemen consultations in Riyadh, whose participants called on the new institution of power to enter into negotiations with the Hussi.

According to the American edition, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud delivered a “written decree” to the Yemeni president, which explained the conditions of his transfer of powers to the council. Mohammed told the head of Yemen that the other participants in the consultations had agreed on the need for his resignation, the newspaper wrote, referring to interviews with government officials.

In an effort to persuade Hadadi to relinquish power, the Saudi authorities threatened him with publications about the evidence of his corrupt activities. A Yemeni ex-president is now under house arrest at his Riyadh residence without access to communications, a Saudi official told the daily. Another Saudi official said in an interview that some Yemeni politicians had been allowed to visit Hadi. negotiations.

At the same time, a representative of the new Yemeni Presidential Council stated that Hadi does not remain under house arrest. However, former spokesman Hadi Mukhtar al-Rahbi noted that the president's removal from power violated the country's constitutional provisions.

negotiations to end the bitter seven-year war in accordance with the Constitution and the Gulf Initiative. and its executive mechanism, “Hadi told Riyadh State Television.

At the same time, Riyadh announced $ 3 billion in financial assistance to a government backed by Saudi Arabia, following an announcement by President Hadi.

The Yemeni warriors agreed to a two-month ceasefire, which began on Saturday for the first time since 2016. The agreement eased the coalition blockade of Houthi-controlled areas, which overthrew Hadi's government from the capital Sana'a in late 2014. Snakes took the helm of Yemen ten years ago as part of a Gulf-supported crossing plan following protests that overthrew and later assassinated President Ali Abdullah Saleh.


Medvedev threatened Europe with “stinky tire bells” because of Ukrainian refugees.


Deputy Head Council Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation commented on the statement by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, who expressed her opinion on the inevitability of Russia's collapse. Medvedev outlined his vision of the situation and criticism of von der Leyen on the social network, and the contribution began with the phrase “semantic hallucinations.”

“European Aunt Ursula began to actively publish texts …” – writes Medvedev. According to him, “their main purpose is no longer suffering”, a solution to the situation in Ukraine and the like, but the collapse of the Russian economy. “What is the deep strategy of the European Union, the secret intention of the masochists,” Medvedev continues. – Only two obvious points. Russia's default can turn into a European default … “

Medvedev believes that a” European default “can be both” moral “and” substantial “, that” the EU financial system is not completely stable “and that” people's trust is declining “. He recalled during his presidency: “And even in that memorable year 2008 it did not shake so much and then it was very difficult.”

The second “moment” according to Medvedev – “wait for the powerful gratitude of ordinary Europeans for hyperinflation” , also “on the lack of basic products” and “for the influx of refugees”. The author of the article believes that the latter will start riots.

& quot; Overcome the “euro; Europe!”


Kadyrov announced the launch of a “specific special operation” in Ukraine

PHOTO: VK.COM/RAMZAN special operations, “said the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.

“Now a specific special operation is beginning, now there will be a concrete result, the Ukrainians have asked for it, so to speak,” Kadyrov said in his Telegram.

The Chechen leader also offered the Ukrainian army to surrender to federal troops.

“Leave your positions. Escape to where the federal troops are: you will be received, fed and watered,” he added.


Kadyrov did not find anyone to deal with in Ukraine

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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov recorded a video report on a special operation in Ukraine. It was published on his Telegram channel. The head of the republic expressed the opinion that there is now no one to negotiate with in the neighboring country, because first a new vertical of power needs to be created.

According to him, it is first necessary to appoint an acting head of the region. Then, as in the Chechen Republic, you have to start forming branches of power.

“Ask people what they want, how they want to live, what their main problems are,” he added. According to Kadyrov, there is now no vertical power in Ukraine. In this regard, he does not understand the statements that it is necessary to negotiate or withdraw troops from Donetsk and Luhansk. Kadyrov is sure that there is no power in Ukraine, only a “bandit group”.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the chances of successful negotiations with Russia were diminishing. “Our company does not want us to continue negotiations,” he added.

Before that, Zelensky said that Kyiv would stop negotiations with Moscow if military personnel surrounded in Mariupol were destroyed. In an interview with the Ukrainian online media, he also noted that the peace agreement with the Russian Federation could consist of two separate documents. One would deal with security guarantees for Ukraine and the other with its relations with Moscow.

Earlier, Russian leader Vladimir Putin noted that Ukraine had changed its position and the status of Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbas after the Istanbul Round. It was originally said that these areas would not be covered by security guarantees.


RIA Novosti: “Militants in Mariupol refused to lay down their arms”


Managed Kiev formations in Mariupol have ignored the Russian Federation's proposal to voluntarily surrender and stop fighting from 6:00 on Sunday, April 17.

According to RIA Novosti, the Russian Armed Forces and DPR units are currently fighting near two factories. – named after Ilyich and Azovstal.

The agency correspondent quotes the commander of one of the DLR units, who said that although the situation in the conflict zone is tense, progress in enemy-held territory continues smoothly: the power plant named after Ilyich is practically under control, Azovstal moves across the territory.

“What truce? What to talk about? They ignored our initiative and received a response, “said the source.


Italian Prime Minister Draghi expressed Putin's words about negotiations with Zelenský


Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi spoke about how, during a telephone conversation with him, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about possible talks with Vladimir Zelensky. According to him, “the time has not yet come.”

In an interview with Corriere Della Sera, Draghi said that in a telephone conversation he urged Putin to quickly organize a meeting with the Ukrainian leader. According to him, the Italian prime minister urged his Russian partner several times. But Putin kept saying that “the time has not yet come.”

In addition, Draghi said Italy had proposed a cap on Russian gas prices. He added that Europe buys more than half of the gas exported by Russia. And the EU's bargaining power over Moscow is a weapon to be used.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has previously said that Kyiv will stop talks with Moscow if soldiers surrounded in Mariupol are destroyed. In an interview with the Ukrainian online media, he also noted that the peace agreement with the Russian Federation could consist of two separate documents. One would concern security guarantees for Ukraine and the other & nbsp; its relations with Moscow. Zelensky also emphasizes the readiness of the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy and Turkey to become Ukraine's security guarantors. However, no one has yet given a final answer.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin noted that Ukraine had changed its position after the Istanbul Round and included a separate “option” on the status of Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbas. It was originally said that these areas would not be covered by security guarantees.


Peskov explained why Putin stayed in Vostočny after a failed start

Photo: Sergey Ivanov

Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said during an interview on channel “Russia-1” in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on the situation with the first failed launch at the Vostočny spaceport in 2016 and the reaction of the head of state to what happened.

The first launch from the new spaceport was to take place on the 27th, but the launch vehicle. “Soyuz-2.1a” did not take off with three Russian satellites, the automatic canceled the launch.

According to Peskov, members of the group accompanying the head of state & nbsp; then recommended that he return to Moscow to & nbsp; at work according to a previously scheduled schedule, & nbsp; but & nbsp; the president & nbsp; yet & nbsp; late & evening attended a meeting of the Roscosmos inspection group.

& quot; They are hard-to-imagine specialists. “He decided to stay because there was a certainty that the launch would be successful,” the head of state spokesman said.

startup was due to a failure of one of the sensors.