Russian troops destroyed foreign weapons of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Lviv region

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The Russian Defense Ministry reports that a storage base with foreign-made weapons and ammunition received by the Kiev regime from Poland was destroyed near the settlement of Radekhov in the Lviv region of Ukraine. The Russian troops struck with high-precision long-range air-based missiles.

And, as the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, pointed out, four warehouses of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition were destroyed. The storage of fuel for military equipment has been eliminated.

In addition, Russian troops managed to hit three control points, including a battalion of the 72nd Mechanized Brigade and the 65th mechanized Brigade. The manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were eliminated in 133 districts.

The day before, on August 2, it was reported that the Russian Aerospace Forces struck with high-precision weapons at the AFU bases in the area of the settlements of Merefa and Chuguev, Kharkiv region. As a result of the strikes, up to 500 soldiers of the Ukrainian army were eliminated.

In addition, a significant amount of military equipment was destroyed during the strike, Konashenkov shared details.


Zakharova ridiculed the White House statement on Zelensky’s condition

Vladimir Zelensky, video frame. source: social networks

The statement of the coordinator for strategic communications in the National Security Council of the White House John Kirby that the behavior of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky is explained by the fact that he is in “stress”, the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova commented on her telegram channel.

“What a wonderful alternative to all sorts of rudeness and vulgarity,” the diplomat wrote. And she noted that such a dialogue sounds “more beautiful”.:

– How’s he doing?

– He is stressed.

She also stated with a hint that this is “an elegant replacement of the physiological location with a piquant state.”

Earlier, at a press conference at the White House, Kirby was asked to clarify in connection with the publication in The New York Times of the opinion of journalist Thomas Friedman that “there is a deep distrust” between the White House and Zelensky – “much more than reported.”

Friedman said that US officials are “much more concerned about the Ukrainian leadership” than they show in public speeches. The fact that Zelensky dismissed the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and the head of the SBK from his duties, Friedman called “fun things” and noted that he had not met “messages that would convincingly explain what the point is here.”

The journalist thinks that it looks like “as if we did not want to dig deeper into what concerns Kiev, because we are afraid of what kind of corruption and what kind of tricks we will see when we have invested so much in it.”

Kirby did not confirm Friedman’s statements, but neither did he deny them. He said Biden “has spoken many, many times about his admiration for President Zelensky’s leadership qualities and courage.” Kirby also said that Biden “knows, understands the stress President Zelensky is under,” will respect him and is “committed to further support Ukraine.”


“Wild action”: The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

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The visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan demonstrated that the US does not put other countries in anything, and with this event they also “sacrificed the remnants of their reputation.” The corresponding statement was made by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on Sputnik radio.

According to the Russian diplomat, the visit of the American politician to Taiwan is a “wild action”. She noted that for the sake of momentary benefits, for the sake of momentary conjuncture, “notorious PR”, the United States is ready to sacrifice everything, including “the remnants of its own reputation.” As Zakharova clarified, if there is still something left from the category of “US interests”, for example, in the Asian region, then yesterday it was destroyed.

She also added that such a “wild action” was needed for the political conjuncture.

Recall that Nancy Pelosi’s plane landed at Taipei airport last night. The leadership of the People’s Republic of China warned that this visit is extremely undesirable. They stressed that “playing with fire risks getting burned.”


White House: Biden knows about Zelensky’s stress

The US presidential administration, against the background of a number of media publications about the deep distrust between Washington and Kiev, said that American leader Joe Biden understands the stress his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky is under, and admires his personal qualities and courage. This was announced by the coordinator for strategic Communications at the National Security Council, John Kirby.

During the briefing, journalists asked Kirby to comment on a publication in The New York Times newspaper, which reported “deep distrust between the White House and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.”

Kirby did not confirm or refute the conclusions given in the article. He recalled that Biden “spoke many, many times about his admiration for the leadership qualities and courage of President Zelensky.”

The White House spokesman also added that Biden “had a lot of personal talks with Zelensky and understands the stress the president of Ukraine is under right now.” According to Kirby, Biden respects Zelensky and is “fully committed to continuing to support Ukraine.”


China has suspended sand supplies to Taiwan since August 3

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The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China announced the termination of the supply of natural sand to Taiwan, according to an official statement on the department’s website.

“According to the relevant regulations, it was decided to temporarily stop the export of natural sand to Taiwan. The corresponding measure comes into force on August 3,” the text of the document says.


The Russian Foreign Ministry explained what is fraught with Ukraine obtaining nuclear weapons


The representative of the Russian delegation, Alexander Trofimov, speaking at the NPT Review Conference, which is being held in New York, spoke about the risks associated with Kiev’s desire to acquire nuclear weapons.

According to him, such a development of events would be a violation of Ukraine’s obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which would grossly undermine the implementation of this document.

“The statements of representatives of Kiev are of concern,… capable of being interpreted as an application for revision of the nuclear-free status of Ukraine”, – said Trofimov.

At the same time, he noted that the Ukrainian side has not been complying with its obligations under the Budapest Agreements for many years, for example, in terms of countering the growth of aggressive nationalism and chauvinism in Ukraine.


Medvedev wrote a fairy tale about an old woman, a hammer fish and a sickle fish


The Deputy Head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev published the first post since the removal of the previous scandalous entry that appeared on his page in the social network and became, as it was claimed, the result of a hacker attack. In his telegram channel, he posted a free interpretation of the “Fairy Tale of the Goldfish”.

“The old man loved to fish, casting a seine in the most unexpected places, often with neighbors…” – Medvedev begins the story.

He goes on to say that the old man’s neighbors did not like that he was fishing with them, but for a while they endured because they “respected the old man for his past merits, cunning and strength.” However, “fishing happiness began to change him” and “in unconsciousness, the old man went to someone else’s land”, where he decided to force local fishermen to fish for him in exchange for supplies of fishing rods and other fishing equipment.

“But he is very ill, he thinks hard, he gets confused in his thoughts…” – Medvedev continues his story.

Then the plot develops rapidly: the old man demanded that the fishermen get him the biggest fish, but they were not able to do it, and then the old man sent his old woman to them. She, already like Alexander Pushkin, wanted the goldfish itself to be on her parcels, but the old woman’s plan failed.

“A fish swam out of the ocean. Not simple, but golden, oriental,” says Medvedev. – And with her there is also a whale fish, a sickle fish and a hammer fish…”

The result of the fairy tale – the fish waved their tails and washed away the old woman, she returned to her old man, who was waiting for her at the broken trough.

“This is not the end yet,” Medvedev promised.

In social networks, users discuss versions about whom Medvedev wrote about in this “fairy tale” and who is this greedy old man fishing with his neighbors. The majority came to the conclusion that this is how the ex-prime minister and ex-president commented on the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.


The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed 250 mercenaries of the “Foreign Legion” near Nikolaev

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The Russian Aerospace Forces struck a high-precision weapon at the “Foreign Legion” in the Nikolaev area. As a result, up to 250 mercenaries were destroyed. In addition, more than 20 pieces of military equipment were destroyed.

In addition, the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed more than 50 nationalists with a high-precision weapon strike on the positions of the AFU brigade in the DPR Marinka.

According to the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Armed Forces hit the positions of the 16th battalion of the 58th Motorized Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Artemovsk. This allowed the destruction of more than 130 nationalists.

Earlier it became known that the soldiers of the special forces of the Russian Guard destroyed the positions of 13 operators of drones of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR). The coordinates were recorded as a result of reconnaissance.


A military expert told where the United States will unleash a new war

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The United States has been preparing crisis situations around the world for a long time, he said in an interview with the portal military expert Boris Rozhin.

The interlocutor of the publication cited Serbia as an example, where it is clear that such a situation can be created in a couple of days. The only question is whether the Americans can force such situations, the expert shared his point of view.

According to Rozhin, before the midterm elections, the United States will attempt to unleash another conflict, since it is necessary for the Joe Biden administration to present some kind of victory in the foreign policy direction. Currently, as the expert noted, Washington has nothing much to show.

Rozhin added that the administration of the American leader needs a small victorious war, for which crisis situations are created.

Earlier, the Taiwanese edition of China Times said that the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will visit the island on Tuesday evening. In addition, it is expected that a special board with a delegation after departure from Malaysia will enter the identification zone of the Taiwan air Defense Forces from the north.


China said that the US had crossed the “limits of what is allowed”


Washington is crossing all the “limits of what is permissible” on the Taiwan issue, Beijing is confident. Because of this, the PRC intends to firmly defend its sovereignty. It will not leave the separatists and their foreign accomplices the slightest chance of Taiwan’s independence.

As stated by the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying, the United States on the Taiwan issue “constantly challenges China.” The Chinese diplomat added that Beijing has repeatedly protested to Washington because of the actions of the American authorities. Chunying added that if the US continues to act in the same way on the issue of Taiwan, it will lead to “serious consequences.”

The Chinese Foreign Ministry also reports that the PRC will take decisive measures to protect state sovereignty and territorial integrity if the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi comes to Taiwan. The warning was made against the background of Pelosi’s expected arrival on the island on Tuesday evening.

It was also noted that China and the United States maintain close contacts at all levels and through various channels.

In the last week, the Chinese army has been conducting regular exercises, including live firing. Many experts associate China’s military activity with Pelosi’s Asian tour.