DISCLOSURE: Sourced from Russian government funded media
SVPressa: The Russian army continues to launch missile attacks on the military infrastructure of Ukraine, destroying military equipment and manpower of the enemy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin , commenting on the course of the special operation, said that a clash with anti-Russian forces in Ukraine was inevitable, and it would be carried out “rhythmically and calmly” in order to achieve all the goals, minimizing losses. He also agreed with the opinion, sounding both in the Russian Federation and in the West, that Washington is ready to resist Moscow “to the last Ukrainian.”
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the United States wants Ukraine to win and restore its territorial integrity, but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky must achieve all this . The Pentagon also stressed that a “significant number” of the loitering shells promised to Kiev had been delivered to Ukraine, and the delivery of military aid to Ukraine in the amount of $800 million was almost completed. According to Western media, the US authorities are ready to organize additional deliveries of weapons for another $750 million.
According to French reporters, from the very beginning of the Russian special operation, elite units of the British Special Air Service (SAS) and the First Operational Unit of the Delta Special Forces of the US Army have been in Ukraine.
According to Russian military correspondents, there are also two US officers at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol with Ukrainian militants, most likely not active Pentagon employees, but acting as carriers of information that is extremely sensitive for Washington. Also on the territory of the plant are several dozen Afghan mercenaries who previously worked for the pro-American government of Ghani , and after the withdrawal of NATO troops, they entered the service of the Academy PMC.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky offered Russia to exchange Viktor Medvedchuk , head of the political council of the Opposition Platform – For Life party, who was allegedly detained on his behalf, for all Ukrainians who were captured.
A petition has appeared in Germany calling for the expulsion of Ukrainian Ambassador Andriy Melnyk from Germany, who “went too far” by making “ungrateful and groundless in relation to the German population” statements provoking NATO to take an active part in hostilities in Ukraine.
The European Union is trying to put pressure on Nigeria in the hope of getting it to increase the supply of natural gas to European countries. However, the Nigerian side claims that it is not able to increase gas production against the backdrop of a lack of investment in the industry and an underdeveloped infrastructure.
Kenya, which is currently a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, ignored Ukraine’s request that its ambassador address the Kenyan parliament. The country’s authorities are afraid of being drawn into a conflict that could harm Nairobi’s bilateral relations with Kiev and Moscow.
World Bank President David Malpas said that the events in Ukraine have led to an increase in energy and food prices, which will worsen the situation around poverty and hunger, as well as exacerbate debt problems around the world. According to him, this will “turn people against each other and their governments.”
In the Shebekinsky district of the Belgorod region, railway tracks were allegedly damaged as a result of sabotage, and several kindergartens were also evacuated due to a wave of reports of “mining”. Against this background, the authorities of Belgorod announced the recruitment of local residents over the age of 18 without a criminal record and medical contraindications to a voluntary people’s squad, whose duties include patrolling the streets in the evening and at night, as well as helping the police to maintain law and order.
A bill has been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to ban Russian music (performed by Russian citizens and residents) on the radio, in cafes and public transport. Also, the mayor of Zhytomyr proposed to outlaw the Russian language in educational institutions “for decades to come.”
18.15 Member of the Servant of the People party Fyodor Venislavsky on the air of the telethon: There will be an initiative of the President of Ukraine to extend martial law, which was introduced until April 26.
October 18 Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov: “Fighters of special units from the Chechen Republic continue to control a significant part of Mariupol. At the moment, they carry out all operational activities on busy firing lines, ensuring the complete safety of the local population. In parallel, work is underway to organize checkpoints to prevent the entry and exit of Bandera and nationalist groups. The main role in this activity is assigned to a separate battalion of the Grozny PPSP and units of the Russian Guard from the Chechen Republic. Thanks to the competent distribution of forces and means, as well as areas of responsibility, the effectiveness of the work of our fighters is beyond doubt. The guys clearly and harmoniously fulfill their military duty, which cannot but arouse admiration and respect. Keep it up!”
18.05 The head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik decided to ban the work of the OSCE mission on the territory of the republic from April 30
18.00 Briefing by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova , the main thing:
– Zelensky’s proposal to exchange Medvedchuk for the Ukrainian military is an extremely dangerous trend;
– negotiations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine continue in an online format, the Ukrainian side in contacts with the Russian Federation continues to make efforts to delay the negotiation process;
– Russia, during a military special operation, strikes only at military facilities in Ukraine, doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties;
– no intimidation and propaganda from the West will interfere with the fulfillment of the goals of the Russian special operation in Ukraine;
– now Kyiv is preparing new productions in the settlements of Seredina-Buda and Nizhnyaya Syrovatka in the Sumy region, where Russian troops were previously stationed, the Russian Federation urges not to succumb to these and other provocations;
– the seizure of Russian diplomatic property in Warsaw is a flagrant violation of international law, Russia will respond to this.
17.50 War criminal Mamuka Mamulashvili , who heads the Georgian Legion, whose fighters tortured and killed Russian soldiers and threatened that they would not take them prisoner, again called for the execution of Russian servicemen on the page of the Georgian Legion in foreign social networks.
17.40 Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin : Moscow considers the freezing of Russian assets by the authorities of the Netherlands an unfriendly and illegitimate step, such actions are fraught with serious consequences for the economy of the kingdom itself.
17.30 Viktor Medvedchuk’s wife Oksana Marchenko appealed to Vladimir Zelensky on her YouTube channel with a request to immediately release her husband, and also asked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to assist in the release of the politician.
17.20 Special Commission on Recording and Collecting Evidence of War Crimes in the LPR: More than 1,600 civilians who have lived in the Luhansk People’s Republic since 2014 have become victims of the armed conflict, only those citizens whose death was documented were included in the lists.
17.10 Headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR: The forces of the republic took 109 people from Mariupol to Bezymennoe in 8 hours.
17.00 Kyodo Agency: The Government of Japan has begun to consider the possibility of using aircraft of the country’s Air Self-Defense Forces to deliver humanitarian aid to the territory of Poland to refugees who were forced to leave Ukraine and resettle in neighboring countries.
16.50 The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov : Before being sent to Ukraine, volunteers undergo preliminary training in the basics of combat, and also receive tactical and fire training on the basis of the Russian University of Special Forces, the best instructors of the Chechen Republic are engaged in the preparation.
16.45 Ukrainian social networks are enthusiastically spreading information that the Russian national team, as well as the Russian clubs Spartak, CSKA and Lokomotiv, have been removed from the FIFA 22 football simulator. The Otkritie Bank Arena stadium also got into the ban list. If the user has chosen a Russian club as his favorite team, he is automatically replaced by the French PSG.
16.40 Investigative Committee of Russia: A criminal case has been initiated against the mayor of the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on incitement to genocide.
16.30 French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen : If I am elected president, France will leave NATO, it is not my goal to withdraw the country from the EU, but I really want this structure to evolve.
16.25 According to Donbas military correspondents, tank carriers with Polish T-72M tanks are moving towards Ukraine.
16.20 Bank of Russia: As of April 1, the external debt of the Russian Federation has decreased by $26.5 billion since the beginning of the year, to $453.5 billion.
16.10 Briefing by Dmitry Peskov, main statements:
– Moscow and Donbass are grateful to Medvedchuk for organizing the exchange of detainees with Ukraine in recent years, if Kyiv had listened to his ideas about not expanding the conflict in Donbass, there would be no military special operation now, the Kremlin will monitor the further fate of the politician and calls on European politicians to this;
– Putin’s meeting with the Duma factions is possible in the future, but it is not in the plans for April 14;
– Putin and Lukashenko did not discuss a possible trip of the Belarusian leader to Crimea;
– a conversation with Macron is not yet on the schedule of the Russian president;
– the AUKUS alliance is a “narrow cabal”, unable to become a security platform in the Asia-Pacific region;
– while there is no information about whether foreign leaders will be present at the Victory Parade on May 9;
– There are no results in the negotiations with Ukraine yet, hard work continues.
16.05 Switzerland adopted the fifth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus.
16.00 The head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation , Alexander Bastrykin , instructed to investigate the preparation of the Ukrainian military for an attack on the border regions of Russia. According to the department, such data is at the disposal of the Belarusian law enforcement agencies.
15.50 Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov : Medvedchuk never had behind-the-scenes relations with the Russian Federation, his trial was carried out under far-fetched pretexts, but he made the difficult decision to stay in Ukraine. Medvedchuk is not a citizen of the Russian Federation, and the Kremlin does not know if the politician wants Moscow to participate in the situation around him.
15.30 Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko : “Today there are attempts to denigrate the Russian army, to denigrate Russia, to imitate this kind of alleged actions of Russia with allegedly used chemical weapons. This, of course, is all lies. Russia does not have chemical weapons, Russia fulfilled its obligations, in 2017 we completed the complete destruction of chemical weapons, unlike the United States, which still has not destroyed their chemical weapons.”
15.20 Governor of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit : A border detachment was fired from the side of Ukraine from a forest belt with small arms. By return fire, the border guards suppressed the point from which the shooting was carried out. On the part of the Russian Federation, there are no casualties and destruction.
15.10 Political expert Bassam Al-Bunni : Russia is able to support itself under sanctions, while Europe depends on Russian grain. The Russian people, when sanctions are imposed on them, prefer to preserve their dignity, rather than chasing a piece of bread, and if the Russians live poorer than before, then the Europeans simply will not have food.
14.55 The city council of Ivano-Frankivsk decided to rename more than 20 streets named after Russian writers and scientists. Dostoyevsky Street will become the street of Heroes of Chernigov, Lermontov – Heroes of Mariupol, Przhevalsky – Teofil Bedriy, political educator of hundreds of UPA **, Repin Street will get the name of Nikolai Arsenich-Berezovsky, who was a member of the nationalist organization and a general of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Also, Mendeleev Street will be renamed Heroes of Popasna, Nekrasov – Heroes of Akhtyrka, and Tchaikovsky – Vasily Slipak Street, a Ukrainian security officer who participated in the battles in the Donbass.
14.50 TASS: A border checkpoint was shelled in the Kursk region.
14.45 Statements by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov , the main thing:
– the United States seems to have learned that the expulsion of Russian diplomats will inevitably be punished on the basis of reciprocity;
– the invitation of US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland to Russia to clarify questions about the work of American biological laboratories in Ukraine is being worked out, the United States has not yet responded to calls to provide information about its activities in them;
– Moscow sees no point in full-scale contacts with Washington on the situation in Ukraine, while the United States without looking back supports Kyiv and pumps it with weapons;
– attempts by the United States and Western countries to slow down the Russian special operation in Ukraine will be stopped;
— The West blocks investment opportunities in Russian government securities in an attempt to provoke a default in Russia, Moscow remains among the leaders in the field of high and advanced technologies, Washington’s sanctions pressure may complicate the development of Russia, but not stop it;
– the stability and effectiveness of measures to stabilize the ruble exchange rate demonstrated by the Russian economy against the backdrop of inflation in the United States infuriate Washington;
– The United States is ready to sacrifice the interests of its own companies, which occupied a leading position in terms of capital investments in the Russian economy;
– Russia considers US and NATO vehicles transporting weapons on the territory of Ukraine as legitimate military targets;
– The United States abandoned the security dialogue with the Russian Federation under the pretext of events around Ukraine, Moscow took note of this.
– Russia in the current conditions is not closed from the outside world and is still open for dialogue with American business.
14.35 Operational situation in Ukraine: The Armed Forces of Ukraine lost the battle with the Russian military in the Pohovsky district of the Zaporozhye region, which lasted about 5 and a half hours. As a result, the Ukrainian army retreated from its position. The fact of the defeat of the Kiev military was confirmed by the speaker of the Zaporozhye Regional Military Administration, Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ivan Arefiev .
14.30 Aftonbladet: The party leadership of the ruling Social Democratic Workers’ Party of Sweden (SDRPSH) announced a special meeting on May 24, where representatives of 26 party districts will discuss the position of the SDRPSH on the country’s entry into NATO against the backdrop of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.
14.20 Adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovich : There was no surrender of 1026 marines of the 36th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and everything that happened was a “cunning plan” of the leadership to “as a result of a complex and very risky maneuver” of the unit of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine broke through and connected with the Azov Regiment *, strengthening the line of defense.
14.10 TASS: From April 14, the UK will ban the import of iron and steel from Russia.
14.02 The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov in social networks appealed to the Ukrainian military with an appeal to stop senseless resistance. He noted that the surrender of a thousand soldiers in Mariupol is the largest event of its kind since the beginning of the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine. “I am sure there will be more such events in the future. I call on the Ukrainian military to stop the senseless resistance. The Bandera government will abandon you just as it abandoned the Mariupol garrison, because its goal is “to fight to the last Ukrainian in the interests of the United States,” he wrote.
14.00 The Federation Council approved the law on responsibility for identifying the USSR and Nazi Germany. According to the document, for public identification of the role of the USSR and Nazi Germany in World War II, Russians can receive a fine of up to 5,000 rubles or arrest for up to 15 days. The fine for legal entities is up to 100 thousand rubles.
13.55 RT, citing its own sources in law enforcement agencies: Among the Ukrainian marines who surrendered in Mariupol were the British. 28-year-old native of Nottingham Eslyn Aidin Daniel John commanded a mortar battery. He is badly wounded. Another British citizen – Pinner Shawn , born in 1973 – was detained on the morning of April 12, when he tried to break through the encirclement.
13.45 Alexei Kudrin : Inflation in Russia by the end of the year may reach 17-20%, if Western sanctions remain the same, the Russian economy will be rebuilt in 2 years.
13.40 Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia Alexander Vulin : Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia after the elections held in the country.
13.35 US Treasury: America and its partners will not remain indifferent to actions that undermine sanctions against the Russian Federation.
13.30 In Germany, Ukrainian refugees are settled in sports halls, hastily converted into a kind of hostel. Given the already existing number of refugees, Europeans will worsen accommodation options every day
13.25 Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Alexei Kudrin : The management of Russia’s gold and foreign exchange reserves was carried out in strict accordance with the law, it was efficient, Russia should express disagreement with the arrest of gold reserves and work to resolve the situation.
13.20 Great Britain added 206 more individuals and legal entities from the Russian Federation to the sanctions list.
13.15 “Yandex.Music” removed the podcast “BBC Russian Service” “What was it” at the request of Roskomnadzor. In recent months, the podcast “What was it” discussed the events in Ukraine.
On May 13 , Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev published a warning on social networks to the Ukrainian authorities, who are going to extort testimony from Viktor Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian politician close to Vladimir Putin. He called such figures “freaks” and advised them to “carefully look around and firmly lock the doors at night so as not to be among the exchanged persons.”
12.57 Russian President Vladimir Putin : The refusal of a number of Western countries from normal cooperation, including in the energy sector, hit the Europeans and the United States, inflation there is going through the roof. As a result of the actions of unfriendly countries, a number of transport and logistics chains have been disrupted, and some foreign companies do not fulfill their contractual obligations.
12.55 The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation will conduct investigative actions with Ukrainian servicemen who surrendered in Mariupol.
12.50 As of noon on April 13, on the stock exchange for one dollar they give 79.46 rubles, 22 kopecks less than at the opening, and for the euro – 85.69 rubles. The European currency fell by 56 kopecks.
12.45 A court in Germany sentenced a researcher at the University of Augsburg to a suspended sentence for spying for Russia.
12.40 The cosmonauts on the ISS invited their foreign colleagues to the service module of the Russian Zvezda segment to celebrate Cosmonautics Day. All 11 people who are at the station gathered in the Russian module.
12.25 All- Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company reporter Alexander Sladkov : The first batch of captured military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was like in suspended animation: complete disorientation, they did not even know that the LDNR was recognized by Russia. Now they are veterans of the movement, they feel comfortable in the rear of the DPR. The second batch, 267 Marines, are organized, tidy, well-fed people, controlled by commanders. They gave up on their own decision. The third tried yesterday to get out of the encirclement and hide. They were beaten and killed, their commanders abandoned them – it was not difficult to catch and force them to surrender. They are dirty, from them amber, as if from a landfill, dressed somehow. Another party, 1,000 Marines, motley, aged 20 to 55. Many in neat civilian clothes – they say the uniform burned down. Many of the identity cards have been torn out.
12.20 Member of the Bundestag: The ruling coalition of Germany has agreed on the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine.
12.10 The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov in the tg-channel: Chechen special forces have begun large-scale work to eliminate mercenary groups in the LPR, which mainly include the so-called Ichkerian, Georgian and other battalions of criminals. According to Daniil Martynov, First Deputy Head of the UFSVNG for the Chechen Republic, the main front unfolded in the town of Popasnaya. To maintain the shattered morale of the mercenaries, the Ukrainian leadership is forced to massively pump them with drugs. Our fighters are in a sober mind, in excellent spirits and are ready to advance to Kyiv even now.
12.00 The British channel BBC distributes a video in which it is directly stated that the serial number of the rocket that fell at the Kramatorsk railway station confirms its belonging to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which previously used this type of weapon in the shelling of Donbass, and also suggests that the Kiev regime is deliberately spreading fakes of the world scale on the situation in Ukraine.
11.50 Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov : The vast majority of foreign companies want to stay in the Russian Federation, and although Russia is being provoked to “sharp actions” with respect to the property of companies that left the country due to sanctions, a balanced position is needed here.
11.30 Operational situation in Mariupol: On the borders of the Azovstal industrial zone, the allied forces meet a lot of “civilians”, among them there are more girls and women, in which clearly unlike local behavior exposes snipers dressed in civilian clothes in national battalions.
11.25 Co-chair of the parliamentary commission to investigate the activities of US biological laboratories in Ukraine, Vice Speaker of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya : Russia will carefully study information about drones with liquid containers and sprayers abandoned in one of the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Judging by the findings, they [the United States] are using Ukraine as a bacteriological and chemical testing ground, with all the ensuing dangerous consequences for Ukrainians and neighboring countries,” she said.
11.23 Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Oleg Syromolotov : “Taking into account the fact that more than 4 million refugees have already left Ukraine for other countries in the absence of proper migration control, including more than 600 thousand people for Russia, it is impossible to guarantee the absence of terrorists and criminal elements among them no one can.”
11.20 Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Shalva Papuashvili : “I have already had communication with my [Ukrainian] colleague [Ruslan Stefanchuk], and I confirmed to him my readiness to visit Ukraine”
11.15 Head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov : Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who surrender are aware that our soldiers treat prisoners like human beings, do not torture them, do not kill or humiliate them, our army and our country have always been distinguished by a humane attitude towards prisoners. Those who mock the prisoners, who rejoice in the killing of civilians, sign their own verdict. In reality, the peoples of Russia and Ukraine have one common enemy – the criminal Kyiv regime and its Western masters.
On May 11 , users in Russia filed a lawsuit against Netflix for 60 million rubles for refusing to provide services.
11.00 Head of the temporary military-civilian administration of Kakhovka Pavel Filipchuk : “On the 24th, at night, all the security forces, all state employees were taken out of here. They simply left people face to face with those military men who came to our region. And now we are being declared traitors, criminals… I consider our government to be traitors, which left us, abandoned the region, and now calls on local residents to go to war. I believe that civilians should be engaged in peaceful affairs.”
10.50 Russian military on the territory of one of the military units abandoned by the Armed Forces of Ukraine found a UAV with liquid containers and sprayers. Presumably, these aircraft could be used to spray poisonous substances to harm both the Russian Armed Forces and the civilian population and farmland. Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation published Ukrainian documents indicating that representatives of Motor Sich were interested in the Turkish manufacturer Bayraktar about systems and mechanisms for spraying aerosols from them.
10.40 Statement by the official representative of the NM DPR on the situation at 10:30 on April 13:
– over the past day, the enemy fired more than 100 shells and mines from 122-mm BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems, 152-mm and 122-mm cannon artillery and 120-mm mortars;
– the areas of 8 settlements of the republic came under shelling, 2 civilians were killed, 9 more, including a child, were injured, 65 residential buildings and 5 civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged;
– The forces of the DPR, together with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, continue to liberate the settlements of the republic from the Ukrainian occupiers;
– over the past day, 85 Ukrainian nationalists, 1 tank, 2 122-mm self-propelled artillery mounts 2S1 “Gvozdika”, 2 armored and 3 cargo vehicles were destroyed, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 1 self-propelled artillery mount 2S1 “Carnation”, 4 120-mm mortars were captured and 3 cargo vehicles with ammunition.
10.30 Russian sappers ensure the safety of Ukrainian farmers in the Kharkiv region during the sowing season – RT.
10.25 Headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR: The authorities of the republic during the day evacuated more than 600 people from Mariupol to Bezymennoe.
10.20 Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova : The active involvement of members of the pseudo-humanitarian organization “White Helmets” in the situation in Ukraine leaves no doubt.
10.15 NM DNR: With the support of the forces of the republic, a large humanitarian cargo arrived in Donetsk from Moscow from the Popular Front [ONF], it will be promptly distributed and delivered to the final recipients. Assistance also arrived for the Ministry of Health of the DPR
10.10 Morning briefing of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, main points:
– 1,026 Ukrainian servicemen of the 36th Marine Brigade surrendered in Mariupol, including 162 officers and more than 40 women;
– The Russian Armed Forces destroyed 2 weapons depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 4 Ukrainian helicopters at the Mirgorod airfield with high-precision sea and air-based missiles;
– Over the past night, aircraft of operational-tactical aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit 46 military facilities of Ukraine.
10.08 The dollar and euro exchange rates did not change at the opening of the Moscow Exchange, remained at the level of 79.68 rubles and 86.25 rubles, respectively.
10.05 Statement by the official representative of the NM of the LPR, Captain Filiponenko I.M. according to the situation on the morning of April 13:
– over the past day, the enemy lost 135 personnel, 15 armored personnel carriers, 20 vehicles;
– Over the past day, VFU fired 35 shells from artillery guns of 152-mm and 122-mm caliber, MLRS BM-21 “Grad” and mortars of 120-mm caliber, the settlements of Donetsk, Pervomaisk, Irmino, Zolote-5 were shelled, civilians were injured persons affected residential buildings and a nursery-garden;
– during the recording of the consequences of shelling in the village of Frunze, a group of journalists from the LPR and the Russian Federation came under artillery fire from the VFU;
– The forces of the NM of the LPR, together with volunteer organizations, continue to deliver humanitarian aid to residents of the liberated territories.
10.00 Permanent Representative of Crimea under the President of Russia Georgy Muradov on the possibility of holding referendums in the regions of Ukraine: “Any region cannot exist in a state of anarchy. The will of the people, of course, in a normal society is always fixed by democratic procedures, for example, such as a referendum, which was held in 2014 in the Crimea. Only these procedures, in my opinion, can determine the final position of people regarding their future. The population has the right to self-determination”
9.55 Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov : “The smoke screen of the ‘struggle for civilized values’ has been thrown away. Josep Borrell publicly equated the European Union, NATO and the Bandera people.”
9.50 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov : “We cannot rule out a scenario in which nuclear material could be brought to Ukraine from third countries.” He also warned about the threat of terrorist attacks in the Donbass using chemical materials that could be arranged by nationalists and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine controlled by them.
9.46 Representatives of the DPR in the JCCC: In the morning, shelling was recorded from the side of the armed formations of Ukraine (VFU) in the direction of n. n. Avdeevka – n. Yasinovataya village, ten missiles were fired from the BM-21 Grad.
9.45 RT military commander Andrey Filatov : Russian troops are attacking near the administration of the Left Bank district of Mariupol.
9.43 Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk : There will be no humanitarian corridors on April 13, as Russian troops “violate the ceasefire in the Luhansk region and blocked evacuation buses in the Zaporozhye region.”
9.40 Headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR: Another 1,009 Ukrainian soldiers surrendered to the forces of the republic in Mauripol.
9.35 Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov: In the city of Popasnaya in the LPR, Chechen fighters under the command of Anzor Bisaev and Magomed Tushaev, together with the security forces of Russia and the LPR, are conducting cleansing operations from the surviving Bandera rabble, Nazis and shaitans. Our warriors check every house, every building for the presence of bandits, weapons and ammunition. ⠀
9.30 Operational summary of the situation in the Donbass: Soldiers of the reconnaissance battalion “Sparta” are dismantling the dugouts of neo-Nazis near Avdiivka, this event will help break the enemy’s main line of defense. Obviously, after the liberation of Mariupol, all the combat attention of the NM DPR will be switched to this powerful fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, located in close proximity to the capital of the republic.
9.25 Former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Ilya Kivva : The Kiev regime needed the arrest of the leader of the “Opposition Platform – For Life” as “a high-profile informational occasion that will interrupt the drain and death of Azov * and marines in Mariupol.” Zelensky became a terrorist a long time ago, and The hostage trade is the norm for him.”
9.20 French President Emmanuel Macron : I am doing my best to end the conflict in Ukraine and restore peace there.
9.10 Political scientist Marat Bashirov : Zelensky, without explaining where Medvedchuk came from (by the way, why he was beaten, but looks into the lens in a clean manner), says that he is ready to exchange “all prisoners in Mariupol” for him. And who are these prisoners? Only Ukrainians? Or are there non-Ukrainians in their composition? We suspect that the NATO officers sitting in the cellars of Azovstal are up for auction against Medvedchuk.
At 9:00 a.m. , the Russian Defense Ministry published footage of the actions of a group of Mi-24, Mi-28N and Ka-52 attack helicopters to destroy air defense firing positions and armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
8.00 Representative of the Office of the President of Poland Jakub Kumoch : The heads of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have left for a visit to Ukraine and are already on their way to Kiev.
6.00 Russian Embassy in Washington: “Noted the provocative statements of State Department spokesman Ned Price during a briefing on April 12 about the possibility of our country using chemical weapons in connection with the alleged failures of the special military operation in Ukraine. Ned Price once again distinguished himself by empty chatter, not backed up by a single piece of evidence.
3.00 US President Joe Biden: “Yes, I called it [the events in Ukraine] a genocide, because it is becoming increasingly clear that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is simply trying to destroy even the very idea of being able to be Ukrainian.”
2.00 Palestinian Ambassador to Moscow Abdel Afiz Nofal : The countries of Europe and the G7 exerted strong pressure on the leadership of Palestine, urging him to condemn Russia’s position on the situation in Ukraine, but President Mahmoud Abbas rejected these calls
1.00 Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov : More than 1,000 Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including hundreds of wounded, surrendered in Mariupol.
0.00 Information portal The Washington Free Beacon: “The White House settled on a new message in connection with soaring inflation: criticism of President Joe Biden means you are on the side of Russia.”
* Images of chevrons of the Azov Battalion were recognized as extremist by the decision of the Frunzensky District Court of Vladimir on November 30 , 2015 and included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials under item 3269.
** By the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of November 17 , 2014 , the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) was recognized as an extremist organization, its activities in Russia are prohibited.