VSU is threatened with collapse, 25% of the composition has been eliminated; Carpet bombing of Azovstal; 176 settlements in DNR liberated (VIDEO)

The special operation of the Russian army in Ukraine entered its 72nd day today.

(LIVE) WAR IN UKRAINE: VSU collapses, 25% of staff eliminated;  Carpet bombing of Azovstal;  176 settlements in DNR liberated (VIDEO)

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Representatives of EU member states will discuss a new package of sanctions for Moscow today, it was announced yesterday from the French presidency of the EU Council. As it is specified in the announcement, a discussion on the sixth package of sanctions and the situation regarding food security is planned on the agenda for today.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed yesterday the possible provision of weapons of greater range to the Ukrainian armed forces by Britain.

German Foreign Minister Analena Berbock will visit Ukraine soon, after the two countries improved diplomatic relations, which cooled due to Kiev’s refusal to receive German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said yesterday.

The President of Ukraine invited his German colleague to visit him in Kiev, during their telephone conversation yesterday.

Shelled Lozovoje

At 12.40 (Moscow time), Ukrainian troops fired on Lozovo in the Donetsk People’s Republic, firing four 122-mm grenades, the DNR office at the Joint Ceasefire Control and Coordination Center (ZCCC) said.

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A Ukrainian prosecutor has summoned Russian officials for questioning

Today, the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Ukraine invited the representatives of the highest Russian leadership to report for a hearing in Kiev on May 16, 17, and 18 with Prosecutor Alexander Kleshchenko.

They are the head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, the deputy president of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev, the President of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, the President of the Russian State Duma Vlocheslav Russia to Sergei Shoigu and other leaders.

As many as 75 percent of Austrians are against NATO membership

Austrians are clearly opposed to Austria’s possible membership in NATO, according to a public opinion poll on the occasion of the upcoming Europe Day.

While the mood due to the conflict in Ukraine in neutral countries such as Sweden and Finland has changed in favor of NATO, in Austria, citizens continue to speak out against any military alignment.

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Zaitsev: Russia will not use nuclear weapons

Russia does not intend to use nuclear weapons during the special military operation in Ukraine, said the Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Alexei Zaitsev.

– On several occasions, we had to deny insinuations about the possible use of nuclear weapons during a special military operation. These are intentionally told lies, Zajcev said at a press conference.

Balance of civilian victims of war in the DNR

In the 79 days since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict in the DNR, 105 civilians were killed and 460 were wounded, the DNR Representation in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Ceasefires announced.

Rocketed settlement in LNR

The Ukrainian army shelled the settlement of Zoloto-5 in the Luhansk People’s Republic again today, firing 40 122 mm caliber projectiles from the “Grad” multi-barrel missile system, the LNR Representation at the Joint Ceasefire Control and Coordination Center announced.

Surrender of Ukrainian soldiers (VIDEO)

A new tour of captured Ukrainians. VSU soldiers laid down their arms and surrendered to Russian troops.

“Carpet” bombing of Azovstal

The bombing of the Azovstal factory, the last refuge and fortification of the Nazi Azov regiment, continues.

He wants to know the number of dead

The command of the Ukrainian troops is hiding the real losses of Ukraine, said the former member of the Verkhovna Rada, Alexei Zhuravko.

– People simply cannot get a funeral for a month, and the team claims that their relatives are alive to hide the real losses, he wrote on his Telegram channel. According to him, according to the Ukrainians themselves, the losses are “less than 50 thousand people”.

Zhuravko mentioned that “relatives of military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine go out in brigades (in protest – author’s note) with requests for rotation, clarifying the fate of relatives.”

He also appealed to relatives of soldiers and officers in the 57th Brigade (17th, 34th, 42nd Battalions) to gather on May 5th in the central square in the town of Kropyvnytskyi, Kirovohrad Oblast, to address issues such as “lack of rotation” , lack of water, irresponsible command and possible written complaint to the commander-in-chief.

Johnson promised help

Britain will help Ukraine more and more, and that will last as long as it needs help, said the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the London donors’ meeting called “Brave Ukraine”.

Oboren MiG-29

Russian air defense systems shot down one Su-25 and one MiG-29 of the Ukrainian Air Force in the area of ​​the settlement of Preobrazhenoye, Luhansk People’s Republic, and they also intercepted four point-U ballistic missiles.

In addition, thirteen Ukrainian drones were destroyed over the settlements of Barvenkovo, Balakleya, Kharkiv region, Staromihajlovka, Yasinovataya, Donetsk People’s Republic, Pervomaisk, Luhansk People’s Republic, and Chernobaevka, Kherson region.

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The collapse of the Ukrainian army is threatening, 25 percent of the composition has been eliminated

Internal data show the losses of the Ukrainian side as a result of a special military operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on May 6, 2022.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 754 killed, wounded and captured during the day. The total losses of the dead, wounded and captured in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, NGU and the State Border Service are over 52 thousand people.

Ukrainian offensive near Kharkov

Kharkiv Front: The Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to attack, but without success. The parties exchange artillery strikes.

Lugansk front: battles for Liman and Popasna.
Zaporozhye Front: Ukrainian troops attacked Pologi Castle. There are civilian casualties.

Hungary is against sanctions against Patriarch Kirill

Hungary opposes the decision of the European Union to put Russian Patriarch Kirill on the black list, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today, emphasizing that it is “a question of religious freedom”.

– We will not allow church officials to be included in the list of sanctions, Orban told state radio and added that he received a letter from the Orthodox community in Hungary with a request to fight against such restrictions, reports TASS.

Destroyed ammunition depot in Kramatorsk

Russian forces used high-precision missiles to destroy the Ukrainian ammunition depot on the territory of the “Energomashspetsstal” factory in Kramatorsk, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Igor Konashenkov.

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The LNR army liberated 93 percent of the territory

According to the data of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, 93% of the former Lugansk region, within whose borders the republic was proclaimed, has been liberated since March 25.

The People’s Militia of the DNR liberated 176 settlements

The DNR forces, with the fire support of the Russian Armed Forces, liberated and established full control over 176 settlements, the headquarters of the territorial defense of the republic announced on Friday.

Earlier, the headquarters reported that the DPR forces liberated 175 settlements.

-Since May 6, 2022, on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, a group of DNR troops, with the fire support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, liberated and established full control over 176 settlements, including Troitskoye, according to the Telegram Channel.

The LNR army expelled 12 Ukrainian soldiers

In clashes with LNR forces, Ukrainian troops lost 12 members, two armored personnel carriers, one tank and six vehicles during the day, the People’s Militia of LNR announced.

“In the clashes with the units of the Ministry of Defense during the past day, the enemy suffered losses in manpower and military equipment: 12 members of humanity, two armored personnel carriers, one tank, six vehicles,” the ministry’s Telegram channel states.

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London: Russia continues attacks on Azovstal because of the parade

Russia continues to try to completely occupy the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, according to a new intelligence report from the British Ministry of Defense, and estimates that it is connected with the upcoming celebration of the Victory Day in the Second World War, on May 9.

The EU is imposing sanctions on Kabayev and the Russian patriarch

The European Union plans to impose sanctions on former gymnast Alina Kabayeva, allegedly a close person with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports the Guardian.

He will also add Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, to the EU blacklist, according to the British paper.

Russian aviation destroyed 45 Ukrainian military facilities

Operational-tactical and military aviation of the Russian forces hit 45 military facilities of Ukraine yesterday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced.

“Among them are two command posts, 41 positions of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment, as well as a warehouse for rocket and artillery weapons in the Vojevodka region of the Luhansk People’s Republic,” ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, TASS reports.

According to him, the missile forces hit the artillery battery at the firing positions in the area of ​​the settlement Zarozno, the battery of multi-barrel missile systems “Hurricane” in the region of Nikolaev and four areas where Ukrainian humanity and military equipment are concentrated.

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Destroyed Ukrainian army

Since the beginning of the Russian military action in Ukraine, a total of 149 planes, 112 helicopters, 729 drones, 288 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,846 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 327 multi-barrel rocket launchers, 1,323 artillery weapons and mortars, as well as 2,662 special forces units have been destroyed. vehicles, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, according to TAS S.

There is no “Cheetah” for Kyiv

Germany failed to deliver the promised anti-missile systems “Cheetah” to Ukraine, reports the newspaper “Welt”, referring to sources in Kiev.

“The delivery of ‘Cheetah’ anti-missile systems to Ukraine was stopped eight days after it was announced by the Minister of Defense, Kristin Labmrecht. “Until Tuesday, the federal government did not manage to get the appropriate ammunition,” the paper writes.
Germany announced the delivery of these systems on April 26. The paper states that the choice of these devices is unexpected, since the German government knew at the end of February that there was a lack of ammunition for them.

The Ukrainian army shells Yasinovatay

The Ukrainian army shelled the town of Yasinovataya for the fourth time during the morning, firing four 122-millimeter caliber projectiles, the DNR Representation in the Joint Ceasefire Control and Coordination Center announced.

The United States delivered the location of “Moscow” to Kiev for a missile strike

According to CNN, citing well-informed sources, the United States provided Ukraine with intelligence that allegedly enabled the country’s forces to launch a missile strike on the Russian ship “Moscow”. As it is stated, the Ukrainian forces, after seeing the Russian warship in the Black Sea, called the American contacts in order to get confirmation from them that it is really a command ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet “Moscow”.

Zelensky launched a platform to help Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has launched a global fundraising platform to help Ukraine defeat Russia and rebuild the country’s infrastructure.

– With one click, you can donate funds for the protection of our defenders, for the rescue of our civilians and for the reconstruction of Ukraine – said Zelenski, announcing the launch of the “United 24” platform – reports the Guardian.

“Only together do we have the potential to stop the war and renew what Russia destroyed,” the Ukrainian president said, adding that all funds would be transferred to the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated to the competent ministries.

Zelenski outlined three areas for which the collected funds will be used: defense and demining, humanitarian and medical aid and renewal of critical infrastructure, according to the British paper.

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