Kiev: “We will ask the inhabitants of Luhansk to evacuate before the counter-offensive”
In the near future, residents of the Luhansk region will be asked to evacuate due to the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian armed forces. This was announced by the head of the regional state administration of Lugansk Serhei Gaidai on Telegram, as reported by the Ukrainian media. “In the near future we will ask people to leave the big cities for other settlements, where they can wait for the counter-offensive. In big cities like Rubizhne, Lysychansk and Severodonetsk, we will not let people in freely after the liberation. It is impossible to guarantee heating there – everything is broken. Despite all the financial possibilities, the restoration of heating will take several months ”.
Kiev: “Moscow bombs villages on the border with Kherson”
The Russian army bombed villages along the front line in the southern Kherson region, according to police there are civilian casualties. Ukrinform reports it. “Active hostilities continue in the region, especially the enemy used heavy artillery to bomb Khreshchenivka, Osokorivka and Novovorontsovka. Residential buildings and power lines were damaged, ”police said.
Sources Western defense: “No indication on Russian nuclear movements”
“We have no indication that the Russian armed forces are mobilizing means or personnel connected to their nuclear arsenal: everything is normal at the moment”. This was claimed by a senior Western defense official commenting on recent “speculations” in various international newspapers regarding possible Russian maneuvers.
Kremlin: “We do not take part in Western nuclear rhetoric”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia does not want to “take part” in the “nuclear rhetoric” of “Western media and politicians”. “In the Western media, Western politicians, heads of state now have many exercises in nuclear rhetoric. We do not want to take part in this “, said Peskov, quoted by Tass, commenting on the news in the Times which, citing a report sent by NATO to member states, argues that Vladimir Putin could theoretically prepare his armed forces to carry out a test nuclear power plant on the borders of Ukraine.
Kremlin: “If Zelensky does not want to negotiate, we will wait for another president”
“To negotiate we need two parties, we will wait for a change in the position of the current president, or we will wait for the future president of Ukraine, who will change his positions in the interest of the Ukrainian people”. Thus the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by Ria Novosti, after the Ukrainian President Volodymy Zelensky imposed the decision of the National Security and Defense Council according to which it is impossible to negotiate with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The director of the nuclear power plant expelled from Zaporizhzhia: “Links with the Kiev services”
The director general of the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power plant Igor Murashov, arrested by the Russian occupation forces and then released, was expelled from Energodar for “links with the Ukrainian security services”. The Rossiya-24 television channel has released a video showing Murashov admitting his ties to the Ukrainian security services. This was reported by the Russian state press agency Interfax. “The management of the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power plant can be formed by employees of the plant,” said Renat Karchaa, adviser to the head of Rosenergoatom, the operational branch of the Russian Atomenergoprom plants.
Shoigu: “200 thousand people mobilized”
More than 200,000 people entered the armed forces of the Russian Federation as part of the mobilization decided by President Putin. This was stated by the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Ria Novosti reports it. According to Shoigu, “the competent officials have been instructed to provide the mobilized with the necessary clothes and to appoint them to military positions”. “Personnel training of the trained units is carried out in 80 training camps and in six training centers,” added Shoigu.
Kremlin: “There is no peace if our conditions are not met”
“Achieving peace in Ukraine is impossible without meeting Russia’s demands.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said this, quoted by TASS.