Russian Ministry of Defense: Mariupol is completely cleared of Ukrainian troops


Ministry of Defense official Russia, Major General Igor Konashenkov said that Mariupol was completely cleansed of the militants of the Azov Regiment, which was banned in the Russian Federation and recognized as a terrorist, blocked on the territory of the metallurgical plant “Azovstal”. Konashenko stressed that they had to voluntarily lay down their arms and surrender.

A representative of the Ministry of Defense said that during the liberation of Mariupol, 1,464 Ukrainian soldiers had already surrendered and that the number was increasing every day. According to the agency, the total number of Ukrainian soldiers who took refuge in Azovstal exceeds 2.5 thousand people, and the losses of the Ukrainian group in Mariupol today reached more than 4 thousand.


The Language Ombudsman of Ukraine has proposed abolishing the Russian language for schoolchildren

Taras Kremin. Source: Wikipedia

The Language Ombudsman of Ukraine Taras Kremin said that since the beginning of the new academic year, there has been a proposal to exclude the Russian language from the school curriculum and replace it with Ukrainian, as well as from Ukrainian history and literature.

program in foreign literature, then, according to Kremin, “too much attention is paid to the study of Russian writers.”

Kremin himself changed several political parties, previously teaching English and Ukrainian literature. He “became famous” as a co-author of the law on the transition to Ukrainian-speaking schools, demands for annulment of decisions taken by various regional authorities on the functioning of “regional languages” (including Russian, of course), and the fact that he insisted on translating the Odessa anthem from Russian into Ukrainian. , which was opposed by the local mayor.


Russian Ministry of Defense: Russian air defense shot down Ukrainian military planes near Odessa


Official Defense Office Igor Konashenkov, Major General of the Russian Federation, said that Russian air defense systems in the Odessa region had shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane that carried a large batch of weapons supplied to Ukraine by Western countries.

Also, summed up the overall results of the MO . According to him, 67 areas of personnel concentration and Ukrainian military equipment were destroyed today. He added that two Ukrainian drones had been shot down over the town of Lozovaya and the village of Veselaya.

field depots of fuel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, states TASS.


Naval Commander Evmenov met with the crew of the cruiser Moscow

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Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov in Sevastopol, as well as the command of the Black Sea Fleet, met with the crew of the Moscow missile cruiser.

During the meeting, Evmenov informed the ship's crew that officers, ensigns and sailors would continue to serve in the navy. In addition, the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy emphasized that the traditions of the “Moscow” Guard Missile Cruiser will be carefully preserved and will continue in the same way as has always been the norm in the Navy.

The “Moscow” crew was delivered to the city on April 15.

On Thursday night, the Ministry of Defense announced that a fire broke out on the Black Sea Fleet missile cruiser “Moscow”. to which the ammunition exploded. The crew members were not injured because they were evacuated to nearby ships in time.

The Russian military department also assured that the cruiser's main missile armament had not been damaged. The Ministry of Defense later announced that the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet had sunk during a campaign in port due to a loss of stability in storm conditions.


Butina spoke about the future of Durov, who “renounced” his citizenship of the Russian Federation


State Duma Representative Maria Butina commented on Forbes, saying that some Russian businessmen, including Telegram creator Pavel Durov, were allegedly asking them not to be called “Russian billionaires.”

In her Telegram channel, she noted that similar stories had taken place before. According to her, they will not be accepted as “friends” in the West, “no matter how much you renounce” your country. When trouble comes, “abandonment” begins to “spread rot” and “rush to their formerly condemned homeland.” she is an enemy. “

In this context, she recalled the story of Svetlana Lokh, a British scientist from Russia. She renounced her citizenship, but then” the British betrayed her as a “spy” when Russiagate was promoted./p>

Earlier, Forbes said a number of businessmen in the Russian Federation had reportedly asked the American magazine not to name them “Russian billionaires. Such a claim is said to have been made by Telegram founder Pavel Durov. He now lives in Dubai and has French and Saint Kitts and Nevis And with a similar appeal, Nikolai Storonsky, Igor and Dmitry Buchman, Evgeny Shvidler, Leonard Blavatnik and Yuri Milner came to the editorial office.


Zacharova responded to Medvedchuk's wife's statement about the captured British

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Official representative of the Ministry Russia's Foreign Affairs Officer Maria Zakharova said London should respond quickly to a request from the wife of the opposition platform leader; For life “Viktor Medvedchuk Oksana Marchenko. She previously announced the capture of British mercenaries in the Donbas and called for their exchange for her husband.

In her channel Telegram Zakharova noted that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who so long ago traveled to Kiev, he should know the fate of his subjects in the United Kingdom, which means he should not hesitate to answer.

In addition, Zakhar is now waiting for British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to explain “what the British Earlier on Saturday, Medvedchuk's wife announced the capture of British mercenaries Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner in the Donbas. to ask British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “influence the Ukrainian leadership” in order to replace Aiden and Sean with Medvedchuk, who was detained by the Kiev authorities.


Putin and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia have discussed further cooperation in OPEC +

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. source: Wikipedia

The Kremlin press service on Saturday reported on a conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, reports TASS.

President and Crown Prince appreciated working together in OPEC + format and expressed their intention for further cooperation.

According to the communication, politicians considered “current issues of bilateral cooperation, including in the trade and economic field” and expressed “mutual attunement”. to further develop mutually beneficial relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia. “

During the telephone conversation,” joint work in the OPEC + format aimed at ensuring the stability of the world oil market was praised. “

Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud also discussed the settlement in Yemen and the situation around Ukraine.


The Russian armed forces destroyed the production buildings of the armored plant in Kiev

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Russian Armed Forces destroyed the production buildings of the armored plant in Kiev and also the repair shop of military equipment in Nikolaev. This was done using high-precision long-range weapons from the air.

As the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, Russian missiles and artillery hit another 811 objects by the Ukrainian army. Among them are 43 command posts of Ukrainian troops.

On the eve of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that high-precision air-launched missiles hit ten enemy targets. Specifically, there are three areas of concentration of units of the 81st and 93rd Independent Mechanized Brigades of Ukrainian units, as well as two concentration points of Ukrainian military equipment and weapons. In addition, missile and artillery depots as well as deployments of nationalist formations were destroyed.

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The Russian air defense shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter near the city of Izjum


Russian air defense systems 15 kilometers south of the village of Izjum in the Kharkiv region were able to shoot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter in the air, said the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov. February 24. It has previously been revealed that the crew of the Moscow rocket cruiser, which sank as a result of the fire, was delivered to Sevastopol. In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense has promised to respond with missile strikes if Ukraine attacks Russian territory.


The media reported a delay in the delivery of a batch of Russian S-400 air defense systems to India


Delivery A new batch of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) India, scheduled for June, may be delayed by a month, the Times of India reported, citing a source in the Indian Ministry of Defense.

According to the daily, the first batch of Russian air defense systems are already in operation in the north-western part of the country. According to a source from the Indian Ministry of Defense, Russia sent simulators and other training equipment for missile systems to the Indian Armed Forces. The agreements with Moscow suggest that the Indian Armed Forces should receive five batches of S-400 at six-month intervals.

Another Indian publication & mdash; India Today newspaper & ndash; referring to senior government officials, another S-400 batch was delivered to India without delay, despite an ongoing special operation in Ukraine, and New Delhi continues to accept its cargo without delay.

Recall that India announced its desire to acquire the Russian S-400 in 2015. A contract for the supply of five regimental S-400 Triumph complexes worth $ 5.43 billion was concluded during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India in October 2018.