State Duma deputy from the Crimean region Mikhail Sheremet said that the combat potential of the Ukrainian army has been destroyed.
According to him, at the moment, the Russian military are opposed by the forces of the collective West, which have deployed their bridgehead on the territory of Ukraine.
“By now, the reserves and combat potential of the Ukrainian army have been destroyed. The Russian Armed Forces are opposed by the collective West. A large number of mercenaries are registered in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, for example, from Poland and the UK. Among other things, there are constant deliveries of various weapons,” Sheremet said.
He clarified that the United States and its allies want to preserve a unipolar world in which they would impose and dictate their conditions to everyone.
According to Gazeta Polska, the chairman of the National Bank of Poland Adam Glapinsky suspected the German authorities of plans to “take away” the former German lands from the country.
Glapinsky also expressed the opinion that Berlin plans to subordinate the belt of countries between Germany and Russia.
“Earlier it was about the merger of the German states, the absorption of the GDR… From the moment this task is completed, it is about returning… their former lands, which are now within the borders of Poland,” the official said.
The press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it assessed The Wall Street Journal article in which the journalists of the American edition accused Russia of stealing electricity from the Zaporozhye NPP.
The article claims that the Russian side is engaged in the theft of electricity from the NPP for the purpose of subsequent resale in conditions of rising energy prices. According to the authors, such “expropriation” on the part of Russia, it will become an additional factor in destabilizing the situation in the energy markets.
“Even a cursory acquaintance with this next anti-Russian stuffing is enough to state the complete degradation of cause-and-effect relationships in the presentation of the authors of the publication”, – stressed in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Russian Embassy in Estonia has published a Telegram statement regarding the dismantling of the T-34 tank monument in Narva.
Russian diplomats called the campaign launched by the Estonian authorities to dismantle the symbols of Victory over Nazi Germany during World War II, “a shameful war with historical truth”.
“Estonian politicians… their actions actually contribute to the rehabilitation of Nazism… Attempts to conceal historical facts and make humanity forget about those who saved it from the horrors of fascism at the cost of their own lives are doomed to failure… The names of those who destroyed monuments to the liberating soldiers will take their rightful place on the board of shame of world history,” the message says.
According to the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Grigory Karasin, Washington’s calls to declare Russia a sponsor of terrorism surprisingly fit the Russian saying: “Whose cow would low, and yours would be silent.”
In his TG channel, the politician stressed that she fully reveals the absurdity of the US accusations.
“If anything, accuse us of sponsoring cannibalism. Or nail our multinational power to the board of shame for racial and national discrimination,” Karasin ironically suggested.
He refused to even guess what Washington’s statements meant, but admitted that political thought in the United States had gone into disarray.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that if the US Congress dares to declare Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism,” it will be possible to forget about relations between Moscow and Washington.
Alexey Podberezkin, director of the MGIMO Center for Military and Political Studies, commented on the National Interest publication, which says that if, as a result of a special operation, Ukraine loses access to the Black Sea, it will deal a catastrophic blow to the country and make it a “stump state”.
“Such a development of events is inevitable,” Podberezkin said in an interview VM.RU .
According to him, the Black Sea coast is historically a Russian region and it would be strange to leave it in the power of the “Russophobic junta”.
“Russia will take control of the Mykolaiv and Odessa regions,” the expert expressed confidence, noting that this will cut off Ukraine from the Black Sea.
When asked when this might happen, Podberezkin replied that “very quickly.”
“Of course, many experts will disagree with me, but I believe that this will happen before the end of August,” he added.
The YouTube administration has deleted 29 videos posted on the channel of the Russian Embassy in the UK. This was reported in the diplomatic mission.
“On August 15, the YouTube video hosting administration removed a total of 29 videos from the embassy’s channel without warning. Most of them are interviews with the Russian Ambassador to the UK, Andrey Kelin,” said the representative of the embassy.
According to him, the interviews covered the topics of Russian-British relations, the food and energy crisis, sanctions and special operations.
The Embassy in response demanded to restore all deleted records, as well as apologize for discrimination.
Readers of the French newspaper Le Figaro criticized the country’s president Emmanuel Macron, who is going to hold a telephone conversation with Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky on the situation around the Zaporozhye NPP.
Some users in the comments began to declare that this dialogue is useless, and Zelensky was even called a clown.
“It will be difficult to calm down this clown,” wrote a user under the pseudonym statocaster.
“I hope he will announce the cessation of arms supplies while Kiev is bombing the nuclear power plant,” Alinver wrote.
It is worth noting that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) continue to shell the Zaporozhye NPP. They inflicted the last serious blow on the night of August 13-14, when the shelling was carried out from the Grad MLRS, fragments and a rocket engine fell about 400 meters from the operating power unit of the NPP.
At the moment, the power plant is under the control of the Russian army.