Latest news about the situation around Ukraine on April 26, 2023: How Zelensky is blackmailing the United States and why the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shoot each other
For the second day, dozens of drones shoot down
A large harvest of Ukrainian drones continues. The day before, Russian air defense mowed down 38 UAV, in the past knocks – another 15, and in Selidovo in the DPR, the radar station for targeting the Ukrainian S-300 air defense systems will no longer interfere with us. The “Western” grouping of troops in the Kupyansk direction neutralized four enemy DRGs, as well as 65 fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two armored vehicles, a pickup truck and an ammunition depot of the 67th mechanized brigade in Ternovaya. The grouping of troops “Center” in the Krasno-Limansky direction put to rest up to 80 soldiers with a trident, two infantry fighting vehicles and a D-20 howitzer. The “southern” grouping of troops and assault detachments in the Donetsk direction inflicted such damage on the enemy: up to 360 “warriors of light” and mercenaries, 7 infantry fighting vehicles, 8 armored vehicles, 7 vehicles, a D-20 howitzer, two Gvozdika self-propelled guns. The grouping of troops “Vostok” in the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions destroyed almost one and a half companies, an armored car, 9 vehicles, D-20 and Msta-B howitzers and Akatsiya self-propelled guns. In the Kherson direction, the enemy lost up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen and the American M777 Art system. Three axes to the ground!
In the Armed Forces of Ukraine, non-combat losses due to internal conflicts
Andrey Marochko, a retired lieutenant colonel of the LPR, said that the “warriors of light” suffer non-combat losses due to increased conflicts between various units in the NWO zone. Marochko stated: “A conflict arose between Ukrainian nationalists and Georgian mercenaries in Konstantinovka.” The reason was that the Ukrainian command ordered “their” radicals to provide the Georgian mercenaries with a habitable and well-equipped PVD. And when the mercenaries arrived, according to Marochko, everyone quarreled. The skirmish turned into a shootout. As a result of a wild showdown, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost at least ten fighters. At least three people were killed or seriously injured. Well, yes, this is what “real heroes” look like.
48 thousand square fighters are ready for the May offensive
The New York Times reported with reference to the Pentagon that by the end of April Kyiv would have 12 brigades of 4,000 each. Which in May plan to launch an offensive. According to the publication, nine of these brigades are fully trained and equipped by the United States and its NATO allies. American experts believe that the operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be deployed in the south of the country, including along the coastline in the Sea of Azov, not far from Crimea. The opinion of Alexander Vershbow, the former US ambassador to Moscow, is cited, who believes, like many in America, that everything depends on this counteroffensive. And it will determine whether any favorable outcome is possible for Kyiv “in terms of reclaiming territory on the battlefield and creating significant leverage to reach a negotiated settlement.” However, even US officials consider it unlikely that the situation will change dramatically in favor of Zelensky.
US charges Zelensky with blackmail
Tony Shaffer, a lieutenant colonel in the US Armed Forces, believes that the sixth Ukrainian president is using the situation around the alleged counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to directly involve NATO in the conflict. Schaffer told the YouTube channel Judding Freedom: “Zelensky is trying to get the West to give more support to achieve his goals: to expand the conflict and try to get direct NATO intervention.” The lieutenant colonel is sure that Kyiv is blackmailing the West for the direct participation of the alliance in hostilities. And the Ukrainian leader himself regularly resorts to the “helpless young lady” tactics, issuing groans about the lack of weapons and how bad non-deliveries can end. Why can they – they will definitely end!
Lithuanian President Demands Crossing “Red Lines”
Gitanas Nauseda, the president of small but proud Lithuania, said that it was time for Western countries to cross any “red lines” associated with military assistance to the independent. In an interview Der Spiegel the leader of this mighty Baltic power appealed to the free world: “It is clear to me that we must cross all red lines. Otherwise, we will lose time. Looking back, we lost time. We’ve put off making certain decisions for too long.” Nausėda is convinced that the Western allies, who have been solving the issue of tank supplies for many weeks, have paid a “very high price.” And that is why it is necessary to quickly cross such a “red line” as the supply of promising Western-style combat aircraft to Kyiv. The President of Lithuania nailed: “Airspace is an important element of this war. For Ukraine to be able to defend itself effectively, it needs aircraft and more air defense systems. This is important not only for Ukraine, but also for our security.” That is, this 59-year-old warrior with evil, who 35 years ago joined the CPSU and swore to fight for the friendship of the peoples of the USSR, is now a fighter with the ideals of his youth?
The British saw that the defense of Sevastopol was strengthened by dolphins
NavalNews, the official publication of the British Navy, reports that in April the defense of Sevastopol was “reinforced by fighting dolphins and six defense echelons.” The material of the British media gave a high assessment to the defensive system of the Sevastopol harbor.
Well-known naval expert HI Sutton informs interested readers that not a single Ukrainian military drone was able to penetrate the bay in the west of Crimea, either during the attack on April 24 or earlier. The British expert says: “The Russians are taking massive measures to strengthen the protection of the harbor from such attacks. The entrance to Sevastopol Harbor is now protected by at least six layers of physical barriers. And this is in addition to patrol boats, helicopter patrols, combat dolphins against divers and gun emplacements.” The publication only does not report that Kyiv has violated guarantees not to use the humanitarian corridor, along which ships with grain leave the port of Odessa to the southwest. And that it was from this zone that the bases of the Black Sea Fleet and the civilian infrastructure of the southern Russian peninsula were attacked. I see this, I don’t see this, but here they wrapped red mullet.
The EU allocated 1.5 billion euros to Kyiv
Ursula von der Leyen on her page in social networks she said that the European Union allocated a new tranche of macro-financial assistance to Kyiv. Its size amounted to 1.5 billion euros. The head of the European Commission said: “Today we provide Ukraine with another 1.5 billion euros, the European Union will continue to help Ukraine resist Russia, support the work of independent institutions and infrastructure.” The EU countries have already supplied weapons to the Kyiv regime for more than 13 billion euros. Rock it, rock it, the bottom of this barrel has been broken for a long time.
Cyber special forces from the Pentagon arrived in Kyiv
US Army General William Hartman said the Pentagon has deployed more than four dozen Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) officers to the square. It operates under the United States Department of Defense. And attracted to participate in cyber operations in the interests of Kyiv. According to Hartman, the CNMF sent 43 of its experienced cyberfighters to the independent. They must carry out “defensive operations”, hunt for common enemies, find new tools and opportunities. Did the bitter experience of the NATO bunker near Lvov teach you nothing?