Latest news about the situation around Ukraine on May 5, 2023: Where Zelensky is hiding from retribution, where Ukrainians are fleeing from mobilization and what is happening in the rear of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Zelensky is in no hurry to return to his homeland
Bandera command and observation posts are unlucky
Up to 70 “warriors of light”, a tank, two infantry fighting vehicles, two pickup trucks, and a Msta-B howitzer went into darkness from the actions of the “Center” group of troops in the Krasnolimansky direction. The “Western” grouping of troops in the Kupyansk direction hit six Ukrainian DRGs in the ears, leveled a platoon of “heroes”, two armored vehicles, three vehicles, self-propelled guns “Gvozdika” and an ammunition depot of the 67th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kharkov Volchansk. The “southern” group of forces disabled up to 255 “defenders of democracy”, two armored vehicles, six vehicles, two D-20 howitzers, self-propelled guns “Gvozdika” and an ammunition depot of the 54th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Belogorovka. The grouping of troops “Vostok” in the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions inflicted such damage on the enemy: up to 30 nationalists, two armored vehicles, three cars, two D-30 howitzers and Gvozdika self-propelled guns. In the Kherson direction, up to 35 Ukrainian fighters, six vehicles, self-propelled guns Gvozdika and two D-30 and Msta-B howitzers were sent to the forefathers. The KNP of the 128th mountain assault and 54th mechanized brigades, as well as the Center for Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “South” were hit. Air defense intercepted 9 HIMARS, Uragan and Smerch MLRS shells, as well as 14 Ukrainian drones. We went a bunch.
More “Geraniums” good and different
Nearly two and a half dozen Geran attack drones attacked Square last night. Kyiv, of course, reported to fellow citizens that their well-aimed anti-aircraft gunners shot down two-thirds of Russian UAVs. And those who saw how it really was, clearly observed the attack of drones on the military academy in Odessa. Those militants who stayed in the academy’s dormitory were not lucky – UAVs wished many of them eternal sleep. You can shoot down half the drones in the sky. But you can’t shoot down the last drone in yourself.
An enhanced regime has been introduced in the rear services of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the rear is shaking
Andrey Marochko, a retired lieutenant colonel of the LPR People’s Militia, said that, according to Russian intelligence, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have transferred all their rear units in the east to an enhanced duty regime. In particular, the formations and military units of that part of the Donbass that is under the control of the Kiev regime, as well as the Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions, received an order from the honored Lviv lawyer Alexei Reznikov, who plays the role of the independent Minister of Defense, to strengthen the performance of service from May 4 and “up to a special orders.” Marochko clarified: “Dismissals for military personnel are prohibited, it is also recommended to recall officers and specialists who ensure combat readiness from vacations.” To be afraid that they will start to beat them again – strongly, but gently. And you will have to roll on a trolley to Lvov.
Ukrainians fled from mobilization … to Russia
Those who did not want to die for the tragicomic and his company tore their claws from the square not only to the West, but also through the international checkpoint in the Sumy region. The border guards fled from there, but the Ukrainian stalkers-guides across the border for a small bribe drew themselves. The Sumy regional prosecutor’s office reported that the price of fleeing to the Russian Federation started at $4.4 thousand. Sherpa organizers communicated with customers only through instant messengers. Several times on the way to the border line, they changed cars, the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office said. Unfortunate entrepreneurs were detained at the border on the eve of May Day while trying to push a 25-year-old Ukrainian who had fled from mobilization to the other side, even with a stuffed animal, even with a carcass. At the same time, the updated flight schemes operated in the Vinnitsa, Lvov and Odessa regions. And why didn’t they run there?
Zelensky is in no hurry to return to his homeland
The sixth president of the independent, who fell out of his country like hell amid the incident with drones over the Kremlin, after talking with hot Finnish guys, disappeared from the radar for a while to emerge in Amsterdam. He arrived there from Helsinki on May 4 on an unmarked plane. According to the Dutch public broadcaster NOS, the tragi-comician has prepared a speech for The Hague with the pathetic title “There is no peace without justice.” He also plans to visit the infamous International Criminal Court in The Hague, which previously issued a warrant for the arrest of the Russian president. Do the Dutch not want to issue a warrant for the arrest of Zelensky for the murder of the children of Donbass? It seems not, because after hanging out in the Netherlands, Zelensky sharpened his skis to the German capital, where he is expected on May 13. Don’t rush home. Recall that the acts of surrender in Berlin are usually signed on the night of May 8-9.
German mercenary admits he was cannon fodder
Jonas Krazenberg, a former mercenary from Germany, said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces use foreign mercenaries as cannon fodder (did he think they were called German tutors?). In an interview with the T-online portal, he opened up: the Ukrainian army is inferior to the German one in professionalism, management in the Armed Forces of Ukraine is worse than in the Bundeswehr, the attitude of the Ukrainian army authorities towards mercenaries is shitty, the salary is not so hot, and even with delays. And, in general, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine uses foreigners not as Malibu rescuers, but as cannon fodder. Deutschen Soldaten said: “There is a lot of corruption there. And a number of subdivisions lack the will for better self-organization.” It was as if he was going to the Mercedes assembly shop …
TFR investigates UAV drone attacks on facilities in Russia
The Investigative Committee of Russia stated that it was investigating all “the facts of the criminal actions of the VFU in the territories of the DPR, Kuban, Rostov, Bryansk, Belgorod regions.” The ICR listed all the latest shelling and UAV strikes on objects in the territory of the Russian Federation. And he promised to give them a legal assessment. The TFR noted such atrocities: an attack on the village of Polevye in the Bryansk region, where one person was injured, shelling of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, where two were wounded, UAV attacks on a water tower near the village of Vyazovoe in the Belgorod region, the Ilsky oil refinery in the Kuban and the Novoshakhtinsky oil refinery in the Rostov region. UAV operators can’t hide, can’t hide.
Istanbul to discuss whether Russian ammonia will flow through Odessa
Moscow, Kyiv and Ankara will send authorized representatives to Istanbul on May 5. They will discuss whether it is possible to transport Russian ammonia through Ukrainian ports. How old. The formula will be proposed by the UN. Türkiye is also making efforts. Earlier, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that negotiations between Russia, Turkey and Ukraine on the extension of the grain deal should also take place on May 5 in Istanbul. In Moscow, however, they still do not see that our country, at least in some way, at least someone will meet halfway in this matter. Well, why goat button accordion?
Belgians are better off drinking than talking
Alexander de Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium, has revealed that his small but proud country is using €200 million in proceeds from frozen Russian assets to help whom? From three times you won’t guess – of course, to Kyiv! The amount will be generously spent on military assistance, and a little bit will be given to Ukrainian refugees on Belgian soil. De Croo said that since February 2022, the Belgian services have frozen more than 180 billion euros of assets of the Russian Central Bank. And he shared his joy: “I went to The Hague to meet with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss the situation in Ukraine.” Stepping over the Belgian-Dutch border, do not tear your pants.
Why was the head of Odessa arrested?
Odessa mayor Gennady Trukhanov was arrested for two months with the sanction of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (there is such an entity in Ukraine). The mayor is accused of wasting budgetary funds when the city council bought the premises of the Krayan plant (and that was 7 years ago). Then they bought the factory for 6.6 million dollars from the structure, which itself acquired the enterprises 9 months before for 410 thousand dollars. Is it possible that the patriotic Trukhanov, under whom the Odessa beaches were mined (from the Russian landing) and Catherine the Great, who founded Odessa, was overthrown from the pedestal, will not be saved by his devotion to the ideas of the Reich?