Briefing by the official representative of the RF Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov as of 11.00 May 1, 2022 on the progress of the special operation in Ukraine
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.
– High-precision missiles Onyx near ODESSA destroyed at a military airfield hangar with weapons and ammunition received from the United States and European countries, and the runway was destroyed.
– High-precision air-launched missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces inflicted defeat seven military installations in Ukraine. Among them: four the area of concentration of manpower and military equipment, as well as three warehouse of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition in areas of settlements BIRCH Donetsk People’s Republic, SALTINO I BARVENKOVO Kharkov region.
– Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed two Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile systems S-300 in the areas of settlements ZAPORIZHIA I ARTEMOVSK.
Amazed two depot of ammunition and fuel in areas of settlements FREE I SHEVCHENKO Zaporozhye region, and fifteen strongholds and areas of concentration of manpower and equipment.
As a result of the strikes, up to 140 personnel and nineteen units of armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
– Missile troops and artillery struck during the day 786 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 24 control point and three warehouse of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition in the area PEARS.
Destroyed before 200 a person of personnel, a battery of multiple launch rocket systems and up to 20 units of military equipment.
– Russian air defense systems in the area PETROVSKOE Kharkov region shot down two Su-24m bomber Air Force of Ukraine.
Also destroyed during the night 12 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in areas of settlements BOUNDARY, NOVOBOGDANOVKA, MIROGRAD, WIDE BEAM, SHELTER, TORSKOE, STAROMIKHAILOVSKAYA, BALAKLEYA I CHARCYZK.
Above the village TOKMATS Zaporozhye region shot down two Ukrainian ballistic missiles “Tochka-U”.
Also above the village SEMYONOVKA Kharkov region destroyed two Ukrainian missiles of the Smerch multiple launch rocket system.
– Total Since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed: 145 aircraft, 112 helicopters, 672 unmanned aerial vehicles, 281 anti-aircraft missile system, 2703 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, 312 installations of multiple launch rocket systems, 1203 field artillery and mortar guns, as well as 2514 units of special military vehicles.
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Statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the evacuation of civilians from Azovstal:
“Thanks to the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, 80 civilians, including women and children, who were held by Ukrainian nationalists, were rescued from the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
The units of the Russian Armed Forces and the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic opened a humanitarian corridor for the safe evacuation of civilians and ensured a “silence regime”.
All released civilians were evacuated to the village of Bezymennoe in the Donetsk People’s Republic, where they were provided with accommodation, food and the necessary medical assistance.
Civilians evacuated by Russian servicemen from the Azovstal plant who wished to leave for areas controlled by the Kyiv regime were transferred to representatives of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross..
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Voenkor Kitten pays attention for adjustment “the information policy of the Nazi regime, which confirms the lifting of the ban on the publication of visual and textual materials about the consequences of Russian strikes on military and dual-value targets.
Military administrations are recommended to provide more information to the media about the destruction caused by enemy actions no later than 1 day after the incident,” the joint statement of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, the Ministry of Defense and media representatives reads.
In Kyiv, a decision was made to bring the propaganda version of what is happening closer to reality.
First, to avoid a complete loss of audience confidence, which the Zelensky office considers tantamount to a complete loss of control over the situation. Secondly, try to prevent the gap between the ideal picture and the cruel reality from being used by Zelensky’s political opponents. That same Poroshenko already trying play on the this».
Source legitimate reports that the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine decided to reduce the number of mobilized reservists in the rear, who categorically refuse to go to the front. The reason is the burden on the budget. Expenses for the last 2 months, only for salaries, amount to billions of hryvnias. The decision was made to save money.
However, in the General Staff itself, the premiums are supposed not to be reduced, but, on the contrary, to be increased. As the source points out, for each “fictitious” Chernobaevka, our top officials receive a good bonus, because dozens of affected military equipment of the Russian Federation are indicated in the reports, which looms as beautiful bonuses to the leadership.
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Military commissars of the Russian Spring presented a video review of the result of the destruction of 4 S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a 30N6 RPN guidance illumination radar based on the Ukrainian GAZ-66.
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The United States can only spend $250 million on military aid to Ukraine, the last of the $3.5 billion allocated by Congress in March, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
Earlier, Biden sent a request to the US Congress to allocate an additional $33 billion to Ukraine for security, economic and humanitarian assistance.
It is always worth reading between the lines, write “Welders” in this regard. Ukraine is one of the items on the list of what it was planned to spend money on. Most of it is for the creation of the infrastructure of the US Armed Forces in Eastern Europe.
Meanwhile, a batch of reconnaissance UAVs RQ-20 Puma was delivered to Lviv from Rzeszow in Poland tonight, reports Rybar. 20 drones were transferred to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After arriving in Lviv, the UAVs were sent to training centers in the western part of Ukraine to train control teams.
The theme continues TOGARMA:
“No one should be surprised that large-scale deliveries of Western weapons have begun to Ukraine. In inciting the conflict in Ukraine, in addition to pursuing geopolitical goals, there is a large share of economic goals. The conflict is as multifaceted as possible, and the restart of the Western military-industrial complex is one of its facets. To restart it, you need to get rid of stocks, and the biggest conflict since the Second World War is a great place to do this.
The US military-industrial complex is extremely interested in the conflict in Ukraine and the endless duration, the fighting is deliberately dragged out by the lobbyists of the American arms companies. They are making every effort to ensure that the situation around the conflict remains uncertain for a long time, with the help of the Pentagon and the huge machine of Western information propaganda.
The first goal is to drain Ukraine of all obsolete Soviet weapons from the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. The countries of Eastern Europe in return will receive new counterparts from Western weapons.
The second goal is to drain Ukraine of stale stocks (including old ones) in Western warehouses and provoke the release of new and larger batches. For example, at the moment, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received more than 7,000 anti-tank systems from the United States. According to various estimates, the United States had from 20,000 to 25,000 units in warehouses, which means that more than a third of the stocks went to the needs of Ukraine. Therefore, it is necessary to produce as many new anti-tank systems and ammunition for them as possible, which means installing new production lines, because the output per year is currently limited to 6480 units per year with a delivery time of 32 months.
Rub and the most important goal is the militarization of Europe. European countries are already making adjustments to their military budgets, against the backdrop of information hysteria and public fears, this is becoming a new need and lobbying by military companies is not even required. In parallel with this, NATO bases in Europe are increasing many times over and weapons depots are being replenished. A militarized Europe is a storehouse of financial prosperity for the US military-industrial complex. Yes, not all European countries rely on US products, but Washington’s share is huge and will increase. Recently, the Pentagon posted a request for information (RFI) from industry on the federal contract website, the goal is to obtain the necessary information from all enterprises involved in the production of air defense systems and means, anti-tank and anti-personnel weapons, coastal defense equipment, counter-battery systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as communication equipment. In fact, the collection of information from young military companies begins, for their future stimulation from Washington. Ukraine is a great place to test new models – a military showcase.
The military-industrial complex has been one of the most important drivers of the dollar since the Second World War. And judging by the incoming information, a “gold rush” for arms companies is starting in the West. Everyone is lined up and waiting for new orders. Ukraine in this story is an important link that provokes a large-scale militarization of Europe, and it, in turn, will spur a new arms race and huge profits for military companies and their lobbyists.”
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The Ukrainian military said that there was a mercenary general at the Azovstal plant who was in touch with Vladimir Zelensky, an Azovstal employee told reporters Natalia Usmanovataken out during the evacuation from the plant on Sunday.
“The military came and said that “we have some general sitting there somewhere in the bunker, he was appointed, he is an Azov man, he seems to be from mercenaries and he is personally in touch with Zelensky.”
Meanwhile, the commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a certain Serhiy Volyn, who, along with other members of Ukrainian terrorist groups, is still on the territory of the Azovstal enterprise, turned to Turkish President Erdogan.
He asked for a safe corridor to Turkey under the guarantee of Erdogan himself. Ukrainian militants do not want to evacuate to the territory controlled by the Zelensky regime.
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Yulia Chicherina gave a concert in the Russian “Palmira” – at “Azovstal”
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From today, the Kherson region of the former Ukrainian SSR is moving into the ruble zone. The countdown of economic integration of the Kherson region with Russia has begun. In the coming months, the turnover of the hryvnia in the territory of the Kherson region will be reduced, and social and trade payments will be converted into rubles. By abandoning its obligations, Ukraine is simply speeding up the process, as it has already been in the Donbass.
The shutdown of Ukrainian cellular communications is also pushing the region to switch completely to Russian operators. All these blockades, which are well known to us from the various blockades of Crimea (water, trade, transport, energy), in fact, lead only to the isolation of the territories that have fallen away from Ukraine.
Header photo: the consequences of another shelling of Yasinovataya by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, May 1, 2022, photo: PE Donetsk
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