DISCLOSURE: Sourced from Russian government funded media
Vladimir Putin’s refusal to storm the dungeons of Azovstal, where up to 2,000 Ukrainian fighters are blocked for the sake of saving the lives of our military, made it possible to release forces for the final liberation of Donbass. The Somalia battalion has already returned to Donetsk. The Nazis of “Azov” * hoped for a de-blockade from the sea by the forces of the West, but the Pentagon said that the US Navy would not agree to this.
Eyewitnesses note a change in the tactics of our troops. First, fire suppression of the enemy with artillery, heavy flamethrowers, aircraft, and only then the offensive. In the case when the enemy is covered by civilians, he is surrounded and offered to surrender. So the Armed Forces of Ukraine themselves are held hostage by their behavior. There was also evidence that the RF Armed Forces began to destroy bridges across the Dnieper, preventing the delivery of military cargo.
19.00 At least two-thirds of the inhabitants of southern Ukraine, in particular, the Kherson region, parts of the Mykolaiv region and Zaporozhye will vote for joining Russia if a corresponding referendum is held – Senator from Crimea Sergey Tsekov .
18.50 The Crimean Federal District may be formed after a special operation in Ukraine, citizens of the liberated territories will become its residents – State Duma deputy Dmitry Belik .
18.45 Former chief of staff of the anti-terror group “Alpha” Sergey Polyakov :
The blockade ring around the [Azovstal] plant is now saturated with technical intelligence equipment, drones are constantly in the air. If someone leans out of the ground through the exits from bunkers or storm sewers, and even with a mortar, artillery fire opens on him. At least during the day, at least at night… Today they took over the plant management of Azovstal. And so it will continue: the positions of the enemy will be gnawed out meter by meter.
18.40 Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation about Russian heroes:
During the battle, motorized riflemen under the leadership of Captain Nikolai Zubets destroyed 4 enemy tanks, 6 infantry fighting vehicles and 2 equipped machine-gun points, and the settlement was liberated. Later, Zubets personally destroyed the enemy’s manpower squad and 3 armored personnel carriers in battle, and also organized the evacuation of the wounded.
At 18.35 , the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled Horlivka three times in four hours, as well as the settlement Shirokaya Balka in the DPR, firing five AGS grenades, four 82 mm caliber mines, three RPG grenades, and small arms were also used.
18.30 Military correspondent Kitten:
A detachment of volunteers from Kalmykia arrived on the territory of Ukraine to take part in a special military operation for denazification. The team has experienced fighters. Among them is the deputy of the Elista City Assembly Chimid Dzhangaev , who went through many hot spots as part of the special forces of the Airborne Forces.
18.25 Letters about the danger of traffic on the Crimean bridge are fake, the information does not correspond to reality and is thrown by the Ukrainian special services – the authorities.
18.20 The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a case against the management of detention centers in Kiev, Poltava, Kropyvnytskyi on the facts of ill-treatment of the Russian military captured.
18.10 Readovka: The Americans announced a week of rallies against the world’s largest arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin, which benefits the most from war and bloodshed. Activists demand to redirect production to a more peaceful and useful industry, as well as to stop the endless injection of US budget money into the production of weapons for Ukraine and wars in other countries.
18.00 The United States is ready for any steps to “hold Russia accountable” for the situation around Ukraine, except for a direct military confrontation – the White House.
17.50 The base station of mobile Internet and mobile communications was launched in Mariupol of the Ministry of Communications of the DPR.
17.40 Secret charters and training manuals of the US Army were found at the Azov base near Mariupol, in particular, for intelligence units – RIA Novosti.
17.30 A criminal case has been initiated on the fact of mining by the Ukrainian military of the coastal strip of the Sea of Azov in the DPR, from which six people were killed – Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
17.20 In the liberated Berdyansk, political life wakes up: local residents with red flags in their hands held a rally in the city center in honor of the birthday of Vladimir Lenin .
17.10 The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, published a video in which an elderly resident of the village of Staraya Krasnyanka of the LPR asks to give him a Chechen flag with the image of the first president of Chechnya, Akhmat-Khadji Kadyrov , promises to “worthily preserve” it and pass it on to “children”.
17:00 Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian answered a press question on the US biological program:
The US has yet to provide a convincing explanation for its biological warfare. There are many unclear and contradictory points in the US speeches, which further increases the concern of the international community. For example, how many US biological collaboration centers are there in the world? How many biological samples did the US take under the agreement with Ukraine? What’s the use? What kind of secret information should the Uzbek side not disclose under the agreement? Has the US done any dangerous research abroad that is banned in the US?
16.50 Lavrov : statements by Ukrainian representatives of various sorts, including the president and his advisers, which suggest that they do not need these negotiations at all, that they have resigned themselves to their fate.
16.40 In Nova Kakhovka (Kherson region) the Banner of Victory, the flags of Russia and the USSR were raised. The region is under the full control of the Russian Federation. Earlier, the Banner of Victory was installed on the Walk of Fame in Kherson.
16.30 At one of the largest arsenals of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Europe, which passed to the Russian troops in the NVO zone, in Balakliya, NATO 60-mm mines were found – military commander Alexander Kots.
16.20 About 3 thousand prisoners of war of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently being held in the DPR – Minister of Justice of the Republic Yuri Sirovatko .
16.10 The Kiev regime distributed 300,000 small arms to the civilian population, this could lead to uncontrollable chaos – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova .
16.00 During the week, the National Guard in southern Ukraine detained 91 members of the nationalist movement.
15.50 All TV channels included in the first and second packages of the Russian multiplex became available in Kherson on April 22. In particular, Channel One, all channels of the VGTRK (Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24, Kultura), Match-TV, NTV, Channel Five, Karusel, OTR and TVC were launched from the first multiplex, and also REN-TV, Spas, STS, Domashny, TV-3, Friday, Zvezda, Mir, TNT, Muz-TV – from the second package. In addition, the radio “Vesti FM” works.
15.40 The 36th Marine Brigade of Ukraine lost more than 700 people killed, wounded and missing in Mariupol, the head of the medical service of the brigade, who decided to lay down his arms, told RIA Novosti.
15.35 Putin, in a conversation with European Council President Charles Michel , drew his attention to the actions of the leadership of most EU countries, which indulges Russophobia, including in culture and sports.
15.30 The Guardian, citing British Prime Minister Johnson:
Dozens of Ukrainian soldiers are undergoing military training in the UK and learning how to use British armored personnel carriers. In addition, British instructors have begun training Ukrainians in Poland on the use of the Starstreak air defense system, which is reportedly scheduled to be handed over to Ukraine in the near future.
15.20 The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is investigating the fact that Tochka-U was shelled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine at a field hospital in Donbass.
15.10 Lukashenka said that, in his opinion, the West’s sanctions against the Belarusian side would be strengthened.
15.00 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation published a video of the launch of high-precision Caliber missiles at the military infrastructure of Ukraine. The military delivered a high-precision strike with four cruise missiles from the side of the frigate from the Black Sea.
14.55 The historical appearance of Red Square must be preserved. Statement of the people’s patriotic organizations of Russia:
The purpose of Russia’s actions is to protect the citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and liberate Ukraine from the yoke of Bandera. In fact, the special operation of the Russian army in Ukraine can be considered as a continuation of the events of the Great Patriotic War… Distortion of the appearance of Red Square leads to the fact that the grave of the Supreme Commander of the victorious Red Army I.V. Stalin . At the same time, the burial places near the Kremlin wall of outstanding Soviet generals, great scientists, the first cosmonauts, and remarkable organizers of the national economy are hidden. We call on the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin to preserve the historical appearance of Red Square during the celebration of the Victory Day of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War.
2.50 pm Senator Kosachev does not rule out that Russians may need to be evacuated from Western countries in the face of growing Russophobia.
14.40 One of the mines set by the Ukrainian security forces in the Black Sea turned out to be nailed by waves to the coast of the city of Yuzhnoye, Odessa region – media.
14.30 Macron : France will send 155-mm Caesar self-propelled artillery mounts to Ukraine.
14.20 Refugees from Ukraine in Warsaw were offered to give false testimony about the crimes of Russian military personnel in Bucha, Kiev region, for a comfortable stay in the European Union, said Tajik citizen Timur Khagainazarov , who left Ukraine for Warsaw.
14.15 In Gostomel, the temple of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate was set on fire – military commander Kots.
14.10 Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation about Russian heroes:
A separate motorized rifle brigade under the command of Colonel Azatbek Omurbekov defeated the enemy and occupied the line of defense. Within three weeks, under the leadership of Omurbekov, more than 50 enemy attacks were repelled on the occupied line using tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy artillery.
14.00 About 15% of the housing stock of Mariupol, which was damaged during the hostilities, cannot be restored – the mayor of the city Konstantin Ivashchenko . The Ministry of Construction of the DPR has begun assessing the condition of houses and civilian infrastructure. The first will be to restore houses with minimal damage.
13.50 An OSCE employee detained in the LPR confessed to transferring classified information to foreign intelligence services, a case of treason was initiated – the Ministry of State Security of the LPR.
13.45 The Russian Federation is ready at any time to introduce a regime of silence for the evacuation of citizens, if they are at Azovstal, the beginning of a humanitarian pause will be the raising of white flags by Ukrainian formations – the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
13.40 Putin discussed with the permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation issues of cooperation in the post-Soviet space.
13.30 Voenkor Kotenok about an attempt to break through the tanks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Ukraine is trying to counterattack in the Kharkiv-Belgorod direction, acting in small groups according to tactics and strategies developed by the Pentagon specifically for Ukraine. Small autonomous mechanized groups reinforced with armored vehicles have satellite communications, UAVs tied to artillery to correct fire break through and operate autonomously.
13.20 Borrell: Putin says no to talks on Ukraine.
13.10 A criminal case has been opened against liberal oppositionist Vladimir Kara-Murza for spreading fake news about the Russian army.
13.00 Ministry of Communications of the DPR: a base station of the operator “Phoenix” has been installed in Mariupol, improvements in communications in the city are expected in the coming weeks.
At 12.55 p.m. , the Armed Forces of Ukraine at 12.00 p.m. and 12.15 p.m. fired at the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk and Yasinovataya, firing five 120 mm caliber mines and five rockets from the Grad MLRS.
12.50 Deputy Commander of the Central Military District, Major General Rustam Minnekaev:
The media is now talking a lot about some failures of our Armed Forces. But it is not. In the first days of the war, the tactics of the Ukrainian units were calculated on the fact that, having pulled ahead, separate groups of Russian troops fall into pre-prepared ambushes and suffer losses. But the Russian Armed Forces very quickly adapted to this and changed tactics.
12.40 Voenkor Kotenok publishes the first details about the attempt to break through the tank column of the Armed Forces of Ukraine into the territory of Russia:
Today at 6.30 am, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attempted to break through in the area of Goptovka. Equipment moved from the settlement. Svetlichnoye towards Kazachya Lopan. The armed forces of the Russian Federation recorded a column of up to 15 armored vehicles. Fire was opened, as a result of which 6 units were hit and destroyed by anti-tank missile systems, the remaining ones are being aimed at from MLRS.
12.30 DPR forces took control of the television center in Mariupol, broadcasting will be conducted to the south of the republic and to the territory of Zaporozhye.
12.20 Head of the regional national-cultural autonomy of the Crimean Tatars Eyvaz Umerov :
Residents of the Kherson and Azov parts of the Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine, who once belonged to the Taurida province together with Crimea, and earlier to the Crimean Khanate, declare their desire to return to Russia, as they no longer want to be under the yoke of Ukrainian nationalists. Crimea plays a central role in the economic and legal integration of the southern regions of Ukraine. Therefore, I see that it is necessary to restore the Crimean Federal District, which in the future may include the regions of southern Ukraine.
12.10 Deputy Commander of the Central Military District, Major General Rustam Minnekaev: “Apparently, we are now at war with the whole world, as it was in the Great Patriotic War, all of Europe, the whole world was against us. And now it’s the same, they never loved Russia.”
12.00 Voenkor Kotenok : information is received about an attempt to break into Russia by Ukrainian tanks. The incident occurred in the Goptovka area (a border checkpoint on the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Dergachev district of the Kharkiv region). 10 Ukrainian tanks were involved, 8 were destroyed, 2 turned back.
At 11:50 a.m. , the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the area of the village of the Komsomolets mine in Gorlovka, firing six mines with a caliber of 120 mm – the DPR representative office in the JCCC.
11.40 Control over the south of Ukraine will give the Russian armed forces one more outlet to Transnistria, where “there are facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population” – Deputy Commander of the Central Military District Rustam Minnekaev.
11:35 a.m. DPR NM: Over the past 24 hours, DPR servicemen destroyed 59 Ukrainian nationalists, one BM-21 Grad 122-mm multiple launch rocket system, one BMP and one armored personnel carrier. One tank, two 120mm mortars, one armored vehicle and one cargo vehicle were captured.
11.30 Azov founder Andriy Biletsky threatens to kill civilians who will come out on May 9 to the Immortal Regiment rally in Mariupol: “Ukrainian long-range missiles, such as Tochka-U, sometimes reach there. Therefore, I would not risk holding “Immortal Regiments” and the like.
11.30 FOM: The majority of Russians (81%) positively assess the work of President Vladimir Putin, 10% negatively assessed the work of the president, about the same number found it difficult to answer. A week earlier, 77% positively assessed the work of the president, 12% negatively. 79% of Russians trust Putin (76% a week earlier), 12% of the population rather do not trust him (14% last week), 9% found it difficult to answer.
11.20 The Russian Armed Forces during the second phase of the special operation plans to establish full control over the Donbass and Southern Ukraine, to provide a corridor to the Crimea – Deputy Commander of the Central Military District, Major General Rustam Minnekaev .
11.15 Russian Defense Ministry: Operational-tactical aviation hit 58 military facilities of Ukraine, including 4 command posts.
11.05 Ex-Speaker of the Parliament of Novorossiya Oleg Tsarev about Kiev’s threats to hit the Crimean bridge:
Given them an opportunity, they will apply these systems without hesitation. And not only along the Crimean bridge, but also on the territory of the Crimea itself, as well as in the interior regions of Russia, up to large cities. Optimal for Kyiv, in terms of creating a propaganda effect and maximum satisfaction of sponsors – in both capitals, primarily in Moscow and the Moscow region. Far away, but it will look very symbolic.
11.00 In the area of Aleksandrovka, the command post and the area of concentration of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment were defeated, up to 80 nationalists were destroyed, 23 units of armored vehicles and vehicles – Konashenkov.
10.55 Russian universities have accepted more than 400 students from foreign universities who dropped out due to “politically motivated pressure.” Most students returned to their homeland from the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Poland, Great Britain and the USA.
10.50 Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: A Ukrainian S-300 was destroyed near Novoselka.
10.45 RT military correspondent Murad Gazdiev about nationalists blocked in Mariupol:
Now they [the nationalists] are sitting in the perimeter, inside Azovstal, they have nowhere to go. They no longer have the strength, resources, water, or ammunition to attempt a breakthrough. They understand that their situation is hopeless… The question is how much longer they will be able and willing to hold on.
10.40 High-precision missiles “Caliber” in the area of the railway station Meliorativnoye destroyed up to a battalion of enemy personnel with weapons and equipment – the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
10.35 A Ukrainian military transport plane An-26 crashed in the Zaporozhye region.
10.30 Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation about Russian heroes:
Lieutenant Oleksiy Zelensky , together with his crew, launched a missile attack on the positions of Ukrainian militants, destroying up to 50 pieces of enemy military and special equipment, as well as up to 200 nationalists. The next strike destroyed 2 enemy helicopters, 8 tankers and 23 nationalists.
10.20 APU in clashes with units of the LPR lost 12 people and 3 armored personnel carriers per day – NM LPR.
10.15 There is no unity among the EU member states on the issue of imposing an embargo on imports of Russian energy carriers – Borrell in an interview with the newspaper El País.
10.10 The DPR forces have been evacuated from Mariupol to N. p. over the past day. Nameless 547 people, including 91 children – Headquarters of the republic’s defense.
10.05 Gazprom continues to supply Russian gas for transit to Europe through the territory of Ukraine in the regular mode – Sergey Kupriyanov, official representative of the holding.
At 10:00 a.m. , the FSB of Russia, during a special operation, prevented a terrorist attack by Ukrainian saboteurs against a Russian humanitarian convoy, which was being prepared on the instructions of the SBU, a car bomb, an arsenal of explosives, grenade launchers, MANPADS and other weapons were seized.
9.55 am The Ukrainian authorities refused to open on 22 April humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians.
9.50 A discussion has begun in Russian society about the possible mobilization of civilian contract soldiers for service in the rear and support units of the army operating in Ukraine, by analogy with the US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the number of such “contractors” was comparable to combat units.
9.45 Last Wednesday, representatives of the central banks of Russia and India discussed options for payments in the national currency – RIA Novosti.
9.40 a.m. The largest arsenals of Ukraine in Balakleya, Kharkiv region, were transferred to the disposal of the NVO forces – military commander Alexander Kots .
9.30 RT: the Russian military evacuated large families from the Kharkov region to the Belgorod region. In the last two months, only Russia helped them.
9.20 UAF shelled the DPR more than 20 times in a day, 4 civilians were wounded – the representative office of the republic in the JCCC.
9.15 Moscow is open for an honest and mutually respectful dialogue with the United States, communication channels are preserved even in the current conditions – Deputy Director of the North America Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Koshelev .
9.10 The Russian Ministry of Defense published a video from the fortified area left by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with weapons abandoned there and the bodies of the dead Ukrainian military.
9.05 Former editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy, Alexei Venediktov , refused to be nominated to the new composition of the Moscow Public Chamber – TASS.
8.50 Britain has issued a license for payments for gas to Gazprombank and its “daughters” for a period up to May 31.
8.40 After a serious fire at the Institute of Troops of the East Kazakhstan region in Tver, as a result of which at least 7 people died, a criminal case was initiated.
8.30 State Duma deputy from Crimea Sheremet : henceforth we advise the Kiev regime not to stutter about strikes on the territory of Russia, and even more so on the Crimean bridge, any such provocation on their part will entail retaliatory measures at the decision-making center in Kiev, while these measures will be in scale hundreds of times worse.
8.00 Over 6,000 residents of the liberated territories of Ukraine received lump sum payments. Among them are pensioners, public sector employees and elderly citizens, whose payments are made at home.
7.30 Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov : Now I’m lying and reading such nonsense. That I undertook to kill Zelensky . Me or my group, so they write. Zelensky, run, run. They do this © spoiled material. You have not justified the trust, you are finished. You will soon be poisoned by your own… But you don’t bother us, you’re just a good player of the KVN team… Come on, run wherever your eyes look.
7.00 Russian security forces received full information about the entire staff of the SBU department in the Kherson region, including special forces who commit sabotage – RIA Novosti.
6.00 Kiev authorities are experiencing a panic fear of the integration of the liberated regions of southern Ukraine with Russia – Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea Georgy Muradov.
5.00 Former US President Donald Trump : Right now, in my opinion, the most dangerous period in the history of our country. Never before has our world been in such danger.
4.00 Rosaviatsia recommended airlines to prepare for flights without GPS – Izvestia.
3.00 German gas spending in 2022 could double from 8.8 billion to 17.6 billion euros compared to last year.
* 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.