He suddenly flew to the Kherson region. The official goal of the voyage is to visit the Crimean border – for us the state border, for him – the administrative one, and to meet with the military. As stated, the supreme commander-in-chief will get acquainted with the operational situation in the extreme south of the Kherson region. At the same time, they will discuss the situation in the Zaporozhye, Odessa and Nikolaev regions, where pro-Russian sentiments are especially strong.
For this purpose Zelensky visited the forward positions on the cordon “with the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula.” The Kherson regional administration specifically informed that regional journalists would not be invited to the current presidential tour: “There was no such team – to organize the coverage of the trip”… Local joke: watch the Crimean Ze-jogging “in the trenches with shooting” tonight.
He actually went down into the trenches and examined the dugout at the Chaplinka checkpoint. Although, unlike the last Donetsk voyage, I did not wear my branded bulletproof vest – “bra” here. That is, I am confident in my own safety at the gunpoint of the Russian troops. By the way, even last fall, this checkpoint was going to be closed altogether due to the small number of people passing through. Further, according to the protocol, there were visits to the sleeping and sanitary modules, as well as the field gym in the base camp of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Chaplinka.
But seriously, the head of the office arrived in Kherson together with the president Andrey Ermak, whom Zelensky himself instructed to organize a meeting with Putin…
Let us recall his high-profile interview with the Financial Times and a passage about his readiness to talk to the leader of Russia “anywhere”. Like the essence of the meeting is important, but “where exactly it will be – these are the details.” In response, Vladimir Putin offered Moscow. However, do not go to the grandmother, the Kherson residents argue – both partners will not give up the Crimea either.
Moreover, in Kiev they continue to assert that #Cream tseUkraina, and the first lady of the country Elena Zelenskaya remains the owner of a luxurious penthouse in Yalta Livadia. The Crimean real estate of the Zelensky couple is in complete safety, because it is formalized in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and all utility payments to the “occupation authorities” are paid on time. So there will be no problems with ukroresideniya on the “annexed South Coast”.
“It is clear that Zelensky cannot come and declare about the recognition of Crimea as Russian, or that he is solving the issue of water for Crimea. But there are many issues that can be resolved there. We must start moving towards common sense “, – emphasizes one of the most authoritative Ukrainian political scientists, director of the Kiev Center for Political Studies and Conflictology Mikhail Pogrebinsky…
Meanwhile, at today’s meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CSTO member states in Tajikistan Sergei Shoigu defiantly did not recall the provocative actions of the Ukrainian troops in the Donbass and on the Crimean border. According to the head of the Ministry of Defense, the largest exercises that ended in Crimea are Russia’s response to NATO’s activity.
A typical detail of these April events. The command of the Southern Military District refused to comment on the reports of the Kiev media about the deployment of the 104th Airborne Assault Order of Kutuzov of the Red Banner Regiment of the 76th Pskov Airborne Division on the Crimean Peninsula. But the officers of the Southern Military District proposed to develop the creative idea of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov new hashtag # Scary, b?
The army elite, the best of the best – this is a well-deserved characteristic of the Pskov landing party. Last fall, they took part in the Belarusian-Russian anti-terrorist exercises “Slavic Brotherhood-2020”, held at the “Brestsky” training ground. No one was surprised that now the Pskovites arrived for large-scale maneuvers in the northern Crimea.
Let’s dwell on the information of the Ukrainian Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), which “showed the deployment of a huge camp of Russian troops in the northeast of the peninsula”… In particular, it is argued that the columns of the 104th regiment unloaded at the Crimean station Nizhnegorskaya.
“We and other researchers have observed, probably, more than 10 such trains, which went from Pskov to Simferopol. It was a tank battalion of the Pskov division, other units of the same division. “, – the Kiev activist frankly panicked Kirill Mikhailov… He calculated that the distance from Nizhnegorskaya to the border with the Kherson region near the village of Ataman is only 100 km. A little more will turn out if you go along the roads to the border Kherson Chaplinka, where Zelensky himself is heroic today.
The Conflict Intelligence Team portal indicated that the Russians were transporting new BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and BTR-D amphibious armored personnel carriers by railway platforms: “There were also Strela-10 anti-aircraft missile systems and the Infauna electronic warfare system. This is a fairly new complex, there are only 12 of them throughout Russia, and all of them are in service with airborne units. “
The most interesting thing is that the Pskov paratroopers did not even bother to cover their equipment with camouflage covers. They walked openly, like in a parade. At the most, the numbers on the armor of combat vehicles were casually painted over.
“Russia has completed the formation of an assault group in Crimea” – says the “Ukrainian military portal Defense Express”, listing the echelons of the Airborne Forces, the “Super Rooks” detachment of assault aircraft and the united grouping of large landing ships of the Black Sea, Baltic and Northern fleets. They even mentioned the T-72B3 tanks of a separate coastal defense brigade of the Black Sea Fleet. “With installed mine trawls”…
As they say, Kiev knows better, although for some reason the Russian side has no special objections. On the contrary, our military department informed in advance and quite frankly about the deployment on the peninsula of the formations of the 58th combined-arms army, which worked “Combat training tasks as part of heterogeneous tactical groups”… The headquarters of the army is located in Vladikavkaz, from where the Crimean bridge is, so to speak, a stone’s throw.