The Government of Canada announced the expansion of the list of legal entities and individuals subject to sanctions related to the conduct of a special military operation. This time the list has expanded by 22 positions.
The additional list included, in particular, the management companies of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Russian Venture Company, Rosselkhoznadzor and Investtorgbank.
Alina Maratovna Kabayeva, born in 1983, is included in the list of individuals to whom the government of the North American state has extended restrictions. These data coincide with the data of the chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding “National Media Group” Alina Kabaeva.
Earlier it was reported that the UK imposed sanctions against a number of individuals, among whom Alina Kabayeva was also listed.
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev said that Poland and other Western partners of Ukraine “have special plans for Ukrainian lands”. He said this at a meeting on national security, which is taking place in the Volga region.
“A vivid confirmation of this was the visit to Kiev of Polish President Duda, as well as his statements that the Polish-Ukrainian border will soon cease to exist,” he said.
Patrushev believes that Poland is “moving to actions to seize” Western Ukraine.
According to life.ru , the attempts of the AFU counteroffensive near Kherson, made on May 28, were unsuccessful due to the “jumping” PTKM-1R mines. Reportedly, these mines are also called anti-roof mines, since they primarily destroy the roof of a tank tower or hull.
The principle of operation of the mine was shown in a video recently published by the Russian Defense Ministry.
Among other reasons, the publication calls the actions of Russian intelligence
At the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, they found “lost” Ukrainian militants who were sent to their comrades. This was announced by the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin on the TV channel Solovyov Live.
“Several people who got lost [Ukrainian militants in Azovstal] were identified. They are sent to their comrades. I think there are 3-4 people there,” Pushilin said.
It is worth recalling that after the surrender of all Ukrainian militants at Azovstal, representatives of the Investigative Committee of Russia began checking the territory for mines. As a result of the inspection, a box with explosive devices was found
Source: video of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The Russian Ministry of Defense commented on the published video of the actions of the airborne artillery combat crews that destroyed the mortar positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The defense ministry explained that the video shows a battery of 122-mm howitzers, which “took up a firing position immediately and struck at the identified firing position of the APU mortars.”
The video captures all the stages of preparation and use of guns.
“The Airborne troops destroyed the firing positions of mortars, military equipment, as well as the defensive structures of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with fire from D-30 howitzer guns,” the result of the artillery work was clarified in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia (IC RF) found improvised explosive devices in the location of Ukrainian militants at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
It is noted that a box with improvised explosive devices of various complexity was found in the location of Ukrainian militants on the territory of the plant during the inspection.
According to one of the investigators’ versions, the militants could have planned to use these devices by sabotage and reconnaissance groups on the territory of Mariupol, since they had various factory-made mines and other explosive devices at their disposal to mine the corridors and premises of the plant, and the production of improvised explosive devices did not make sense. As specified, all the findings were recorded.
When the DPR was proclaimed in 2014, Mariupol, with a population of about 450 thousand people, was the second city of the republic after Donetsk, but in June of the same year, Ukrainian security forces were able to take Mariupol. On May 20, 2022, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the complete liberation of the territory of the Mariupol metallurgical combine “Azovstal”, where the Ukrainian military and soldiers of the Azov regiment (an extremist organization banned in the Russian Federation) were hiding.
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said at a press conference after the EU summit that the European Union is ready to provide financial assistance to Ukraine in the future, which will be aimed at restoring the country, only in exchange for appropriate reforms.
According to her, representatives of the European Union and the United States should develop a way to attract investments for the restoration of Ukraine. At the same time, financial assistance must necessarily be accompanied by reforms.
“It is necessary to create positive conditions for business in Ukraine. It is possible to carry out reforms in the sphere of governance of the country, the fight against corruption and increasing the independence of the judicial system,” von der Leyen said.
The head of the EC did not specify when the United States of America and the European Union will be ready to provide these funds and how much money is in question.
She added that in the near future the European Union will consider options for allocating emergency macro-financial assistance to Kiev. At the moment, experts are working on creating a mechanism according to which nine billion euros will be allocated to Ukraine.
Trophies captured by the Russian military in Ukraine in 2022, including a flag, a patch and a medallion, a license plate with the symbols of “Azov”, are on display at the State Central Museum of Modern History of Russia in Moscow. Photo: Global Look Press.
The Ukrainian paramilitary formation “Azov” (battalion “Azov”, regiment “Azov”) refused the symbolism stylized under that which during the Great Patriotic War was used by units of the SS troops of nazi Germany. The British edition of The Times wrote about this on Monday.
The newspaper builds its conclusion based on the details of the formation of new units of the special operations forces “Azov”, which was held on Sunday in Kharkiv. The article says that at the ceremony, the new Azov fighters were given armbands, which lacked a logo in the form of a modified Nazi symbol “wolf hook”, which was used by Azov as a badge of distinction since 2014. Instead, a yellow trident on a blue background was used on the chevrons – the symbol of Ukraine.
At the same time, The Times article does not say whether the emblem of the entire Azov armed formation has changed or only in its new unit.
On May 26, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation decided to postpone to June 29 the consideration of the Prosecutor General’s Office’s request to recognize the Ukrainian paramilitary association “Azov” as a terrorist organization and ban its activities in Russia.
The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov posted a video on which Chechen servicemen interrogate three captured Ukrainian soldiers.
On the video, the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine declare that it became clear to them that resistance was useless, but they had no way back. According to them, when they retreated, they were hit by their own attacks from the Grad multiple launch rocket system.
“Enemy units are demoralized. Their own command opens fire to defeat at their own positions in order to prevent the escape of the AFU soldiers during the offensive of the Russian army. Therefore, more and more bandits prefer to surrender than to experience the “friendly fire” on their own skin. And this is logical. No one wants to die for Zelensky,” Kadyrov said in his Telegram channel.