May 30, 2023
The Western allies are still undecided about who will supply Kyiv with air-to-air missiles for F-16 fighter jets.

The Western allies are still undecided about who will supply Kyiv with air-to-air missiles for F-16 fighter jets.


Storm Shadow is intercepted like gorged pigeons

The grouping of troops “Center” in the Krasno-Limansky direction neutralized more than 60 nationalists, two armored vehicles, two pickup trucks, self-propelled guns “Acacia” and howitzers D-20 and D-30. The “Western” grouping of troops in the Kupyansk direction knocked down two Ukrainian DRGs, more than a platoon of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, three vehicles and a Msta-B howitzer. The “southern” grouping of troops in the Donetsk direction put out of action up to 190 militants, two armored vehicles, three pickup trucks, a D-30 howitzer and an ammunition depot of the 54th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Verkhnekamenskoye. The grouping of troops “Vostok” in the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions inflicted such losses on the enemy: over 120 fighters killed and wounded and four vehicles. And in the Kherson direction, up to 30 militants, five vehicles, a D-30 howitzer and an Acacia self-propelled guns were destroyed. In the area of ​​​​Novonikolaevka, the ST-68UM radar for detecting and tracking low-altitude targets was unlucky. Our air defense intercepted the Grom-2 missile, 10 HIMARS MLRS shells, two British Storm Shadow missiles and 20 Ukrainian UAVs. Not the first storm warning.

Who will start supplying Kyiv with missiles for the F-16 – and why

Edward Stringer, British Air Marshal who led the Kingdom’s Defense Academy until 2021, says Western allies are still undecided about who will supply Kiev with air-to-air missiles. for F-16 fighters. The Financial Times cites Stringer’s opinion that AMRAAM medium-range missiles from the United States or longer-range European-made Meteor missiles can be provided for the Armed Forces of Ukraine – but when and by whom? Since these models are very expensive, and the Patriot has already been burned, the question is not idle. Marshal says: “While the volume of national military stocks is officially classified, it is no secret that most NATO countries are experiencing a shortage of ammunition.” That’s surprised. And he did not answer the question: why does Kyiv need missiles for these aircraft, if no one gives Zelensky the aircraft themselves, but only promises.

Scholz is “against” freezing the conflict, but “for” calling Putin

The German Chancellor believes that there can be no question of freezing the Ukrainian conflict. But at the same time, Olaf Scholz going to have a phone conversation with the Russian President. The German leader says: “Moscow must understand that there can be no question of concluding a kind of cold peace. The condition for a just peace is only the withdrawal of Russian troops. And it is not our business to formulate the conditions that it wants to put forward instead of Ukraine.” And how much did you formulate in 1945?

Poland hit by Ukrainian alcoholism

The Polish radio station TOK FM reports that the social workers of Lublin often forced to deal with Ukrainian families due to their lack of proper child care. As well as alcohol abuse and cases of violence. According to Małgorzata Rabczewska, Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Department, social workers are increasingly receiving reports of problems in families. According to Rabchevskaya, there is “more tolerance for alcohol” in the Ukrainian community. Including women who come to the pool with a one-year-old child, “having in the body three ppm of alcohol.” Cases of transferring children to foster families and boarding schools have become more frequent, since some Ukrainian women cannot be helped. The social worker is indignant: “There is often resistance on their part. We often hear: “But here, in Ukraine, this is possible.” Ukrainian women do not understand what is so terrible about beating children. And what do you want: Ukraine is Europe.

Drunk Kiev judge knocked down a soldier of the National Guard at a checkpoint to death

Aleksey Tandyr, head of the Makarovsky District Court of the Kyiv region, shot down a National Guard fighter at a checkpoint in the Ukrainian capital. Ukrayinska Pravda reports: “At about midnight, the chairman of the Makarovsky District Court, Oleksiy Tandyr, in a Lexus car, moving along Beresteisky Avenue, killed a 23-year-old serviceman to death.” The driver was under the influence of alcohol. The judge refused to undergo an examination in the hospital to determine the state of intoxication.

Parliamentarian from the Vatican has not yet reached Moscow

The Russian Foreign Ministry reports that Moscow positively assesses the plans of the Pope to send an envoy to Russia as part of the peace initiative for Ukraine. However, so far the Vatican has not taken steps to do so. In early May, Pope Francis announced that he was participating in a peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, but information about it has not yet been disclosed. On May 18, Il Sismografo reported that the Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Conference of Italian Bishops Matteo Zuppi, as part of the peacekeeping mission of the Vatican, should go to Kiev to meet with the Ukrainian leadership. And in Moscow, according to the publication, another envoy of the Pope, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, was going to go. Well, it’s clear that you won’t get to the Russian capital from Italy in a week. Wait, we’re in no hurry.

Ukraine received $50 billion in 14 months

Daniil Getmantsev, head of the Verkhovna Rada’s Finance and Tax Committee, said that more than $50 billion of independent budget revenues come from international aid – starting from February 2022. Getmantsev explained: “International support for budget financing has reached $18.4 billion since the beginning of 2023, and $50.5 billion since the start of the Russian military operation. Of these, 19.2 billion dollars are grants – non-repayable financial assistance. He noted that only this week Ukraine received another tranche in the amount of 1.5 billion euros from the European Union. This is the fourth tranche since the beginning of the year. Current receipts are $7.5 billion, for all of 2023 $18 billion. Dollar addiction? No, we haven’t.

The Swedes think they are bringing the world closer with their BMPs

Edition Breaking Defense reports that in a few days the Swedish CV90 infantry fighting vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be able to use at the front. The crews of such machines were trained not only in Sweden, but also in the Netherlands and Denmark. The number of infantry fighting vehicles delivered to Kyiv from Stockholm is not reported, but presumably we are talking about several dozen. Forgot about Poltava.

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