Insider from the President's Office Ukraine announced that during the exchange, which took place on June 29, Russia received two colonels and several GRU agents.
This was announced in its TG channel of Israeli politician Yakov Kedmi. He added that the crew of the downed Su-30SM fighter of the Russian Armed Forces and seven other pilots could return home. Russian officers captured near Kiev, Nikolayev and Kharkov will also get home.
Informed sources claim that Russia has agreed to exchange only the wounded with Azovstal. Moscow has agreed to extradite militants from the Azov Battalion, which is banned for terrorism in Russia, only on the condition that the captured officers and pilots be released.
All “Azovs” who returned home by mail arrived the day before “Almost all, 99%, without hands, without legs. Some do not hear, some do not see, but their eyes are happy,” sister commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergei “Volyn” Volynsky told military commander Alexander Kots Tatyana Khark.
US journalist Keith Olbermann previously proposed arresting Russian striker and Washington Capitals National Hockey League club (NHL) captain Alexander Ovechkin and replacing him with two-time Olympic basketball winner American Britney Grney who was detained in the Russian Federation.
Alexei Gromov, Deputy Chief of the General Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said at Thursday's briefing that the plans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine include “the establishment of direct physical control”; over Snake Island.
According to Gromov, the Ukrainian army currently controls the island with long-range artillery, missile forces and aircraft.
He also stressed that there is currently no Ukrainian soldier on the island.
Recall that the Russian Ministry of Defense announced earlier that the Russian crew had left the island of Zmeina. The statement emphasized that it was an act of goodwill to show that Russia is not interfering in UN efforts to organize a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian grain exports.
As a military expert, Captain 1st Position in Reserve Vasily Dandykin noted in a commentary “MK”, in his opinion, in the coming weeks the main direction of movement of Russian troops will be directed to Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk, so there is no need to spend energy to defend Zmeinoy. He also stressed that Russia, with the help of the & quot; Bastion & quot; or “ball” from the Crimea will be able to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian forces on the island. In addition, he suggested that there may be some high-level agreements with Turkey that offer mediation in the export of Ukrainian grain.
Russian Foreign Intelligence Director Sergei Naryshkin said the Polish leadership had begun working on a scenario for the de facto dismantling of Ukraine. According to him, the SVR receives such data.
The head of the Russian intelligence service noted that Warsaw had come to a “painful conclusion” that it could not prevent Russia's “victory on the battlefield.” Naryshkin stressed that Poland sees the prospects for the political survival of the Green regime as disappointing. In this regard, the head of the foreign intelligence service continued, Poland decided to implement the previously planned option with the deployment of a Polish “peace contingent” in western Ukraine./p>
proxy state controlled by Poland, & nbsp; said Naryshkin, adding that this state will be “under protection”; Polish Armed Forces.
The Russian television channel “Zvezda” reported in its telegram channel that in Lisichansk, soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine got into a fight with fighters of Ukrainian volunteer battalions, which act as barrier units.
“Ukrainian the army is trying to withdraw from the city and national battalions are slowing down the flight by executions, “the report reads.
that the ring around Lysichansk is still shrinking.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrij Marochko, Lieutenant Colonel of the People's Militia of the People's Republic of Lugano, previously noted that the Ukrainian army was trying to leave Lisichansk in small groups.
Sergei Obukhov, a member of the State Duma from the Communist Party. Photo: Global Look Press
Sergei Obukhov, a member of the State Duma from the Communist Party, called for an accelerated ceremonial meeting of Russian fighters, pilots released from Ukrainian captivity. Otherwise, according to the Communists, success should not be expected on the information front.
At a meeting of the lower house of parliament, Obukhov was outraged that Ukrainian channels had shown how they met “Azov” from captivity. (“Azov” is an extremist organization, banned in Russia): “Joy and triumph. Plus joy, because Russian troops have voluntarily left the island of Zmeina,” Obukhov said emotionally.
Obukhov explained his statement by wishing to “neutralize the negativity associated with the exchange of those to whom they promised not to change.” It is also important to show the world the thousands of captured Ukrainian militants publicly, he added.
The President of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, objected to Obukhov that “only the seriously injured are replaced, those who are in such a situation. to state that it is right to take them and exchange them for our men “. No one doubts, he added, “Azov nationalists are inhumans with blood on their hands.”
Russian Armed Forces The Federation (RF Armed Forces), performing assigned tasks on the island of Zmeina in the Black Sea, completely abandoned it. This was announced by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, during a briefing.
Konashenko said. The officer also noted that in this way the Russian side had shown the world community that it was in no way interfering in United Nations (UN) efforts to establish a humanitarian corridor for the export of agricultural products from Ukraine.
In addition, Konashenko stressed that “now is the word on the Ukrainian side.” According to him, Ukraine has still not cleared the Black Sea coast near its shores, including port areas.
Deputy Minister of Russia Federation Council Alexander Venediktov said the country did not plan to “close the window to Europe”. At the same time, according to a representative of the Security Council, the country will do its utmost to “get nothing out of this window that could hurt Russia.”
Venediktov added that the country plans to develop other regional areas, with “without tried to classify it in a specific region. ” He also said that Peter I was actively establishing contacts with China and Persia and was also preparing expeditions to the Pacific coast of America.
Russian President of the Parliament Vyacheslav Volodin V In response to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's words that the Russian Federation “will get more NATO” at its borders, he wrote in his Telegram channel that he was “rejoicing soon.”
“He did not teach geography at school. If Finland and Sweden join the NATO bloc, there will be more Russia at its borders, “wrote the President of the State Duma in his speech.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on June 28 that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who insisted on the refusal of the military-political bloc to expand, achieved the opposite effect.
The Russian Federation launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the demilitarization and denazification of the republic its goal, as well as the protection of the people of Donbas. For this, according to the Russian leader, it is planned to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in the region. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Russian army intervenes only on the military infrastructure and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU).
Polina Kubiak commented on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's call for Russia to be expelled from the UN General Assembly.
According to her, such exclusion decisions are taken by the Security Council.
on the Ukrainian crisis. At the meeting, Zelensky called for the exclusion of Russia from all existing UN structures for violating the principles of the organization.
“Such decisions are considered and decided through the Security Council,” Kubiak stressed. in this case, such a decision cannot be made because the Russian Federation has a veto in the Security Council.
Journalist Milan Vodička in his column for iDNES.cz, he said that in the event of a military conflict between NATO and Russia, Moscow would be able to occupy the territory of the Baltic states within about 15 days. At the same time, the Alliance's forces will not be able to come to the rescue.
He specified that NATO's Rapid Reaction Force currently has about 40,000 people in Eastern Europe. According to the current counter-terrorism plan, Alliance troops would enter into hostilities within 15 days of their launch.
The camels will enter battle after the snow melts. The armed forces of the Russian Federation can fully develop the Baltic in 15 days, “Vodička said.
According to him, the new strategy of the alliance, which was adopted at the NATO summit the day before, has 300,000 fighters. , but now it is not possible to implement it.