Events, statements by politicians, reports of the Ministry of Defense
Vladimir Zelensky has replaced the commander of the special operations forces. Grigory Galagan's place was taken by Viktor Khorenko. In addition, he appointed the head of the main intelligence department, Kirill Budanov, to the post of head of the intelligence committee under the President of Ukraine. Meanwhile, an oil depot caught fire in Donetsk due to the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Sergei Lavrov said that Russia, within the framework of the grain deal, did not assume any obligations that prevented the continuation of the special operation. Read online of the previous day of the special operation here.
Photo: Donetsk News Agency
10:46 The Polish authorities support the voluntary reduction of gas consumption as part of the European Commission's plan. This was announced by the Minister of Climate and Environment.
10:28 Deputy head of the Kherson Regional State Administration Kirill Stremousov said that the referendum in the region will be held despite intimidation from Kyiv.< /p>
10:26 Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said that “the entire EU policy towards Russia is a disgusting cocktail of arrogant rudeness, teenage infantilism and primitive stupidity.” In his Telegram channel, he emphasized that “yellow-black hysteria provoked severe diarrhea from fear of freezing in their cold dwellings, looking out the frosty window at fading production.”
“True, to be treated for diarrhea are European smart people offer a proven cure: increasing the supply of weapons to the Kyiv regime and the war to a victorious end. Oh well. The cold will come soon…",” Medvedev said.
10:22 Donetsk Mayor Kulemzin said that the fire at the fuel depot in the Budyonnovsky district was eliminated. No one was injured.
9:58 First Deputy Minister of Information of the DPR Danil Bezsonov said that the territory of the republic would be completely freed from the presence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine until the end of August 2022. At the same time, the official explained that he was expressing only his personal conviction on this matter.
9:44 Maria Zakharova notes: Moscow regrets that Israel has taken an unconstructive and biased position on the situation in Ukraine in recent months.
9:30 The British newspaper Financial Times warns that Ukraine has practically spent its budgetary resources and may soon be on the brink of financial disaster.
9:22 According to the telegram channel Baza, a 74-year-old pensioner died in Moscow, who was injured as a result of the shelling of a village in the Bryansk region. We are talking about an attack that took place back in April 2022, when two helicopters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine invaded Russian airspace. They made several blows, hitting residential buildings. As a result of the shelling, 7 people were injured.
9:14 State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that the dollar is increasingly losing its position in the world. According to him, the de-dollarization process has already been launched. There is no way to stop him.
9:06 In Donetsk, a fire was localized at an oil depot. The spread of fire to the private sector was prevented, as reported by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR. The extinguishing continues.
German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck asked citizens to realize that the country has a difficult situation with gas supply. Meanwhile, the DPA agency reports that the European Union has agreed on a plan to reduce gas consumption by 15%.
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that sea-based precision weapons in the Khmelnytsky region managed to destroy a transshipment base with US-supplied ammunition for MLRS HIMARS. In addition, the RF Armed Forces, as part of counter-battery combat, suppressed four platoons of Grad multiple launch rocket systems. APU in the DPR. And Russian aviation, missilemen and artillerymen destroyed four armories of the Armed Forces of Ukraine together with the S-300 air defense radar.
Israel may join Western sanctions if the representative office of the Jewish agency "Sohnut" in Russia is closed. This was stated by former Israeli Ambassador to Moscow Zvi Magen. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has already instructed the country's Foreign Ministry to prepare a series of “political measures” in relation to the Russian Federation.