Senator Tsekov called the embassies of Ukraine “military enlistment offices for mercenaries”


Member of the SF Committee on International Affairs Sergey Tsekov in an interview He said that in some Western countries, the embassies of Ukraine are instructing those citizens who wish to become mercenaries and will go to the front on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to him, such diplomatic missions are “military enlistment offices for mercenaries.” Among other things, Ukrainian embassies coordinate the actions of recruited mercenaries in the states in which they are located. They take over information functions and tell those who want to get to Ukraine and what to do next.

“These are military enlistment offices for citizens of Ukraine who are on the territory of other countries, and for foreign citizens,” Tsekov said.

He clarified that now the main activity of such embassies is not the search for mercenaries, but begging. In particular, representatives of Ukrainian diplomatic agencies are asking the governments of different countries for financial, military and humanitarian assistance for the Zelensky regime.


RT: published footage of the shooting of a Russian prisoner of the Armed Forces by a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


RT in its Telegram channel reported that a video was published on the network showing the shooting by the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of a surrendered Russian serviceman.

In the footage, a soldier with a machine gun in his hands asks the prisoner which unit he is from. He did not answer the question, then the Ukrainian military shot at him.

At the same time, there were two more prisoners on the ground nearby. From the conversation of the Ukrainian fighters, it becomes known that one of them has a grenade in his hand.

The place and time where and when this video was shot is currently not specified.


A captured fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine spoke about the ongoing forced mobilization in Ukraine

Boris Rozhin, an expert at the Center for Military and Political Journalism, published a video on his Telegram channel in which a Ukrainian serviceman who was captured by the Russians announced the details of mobilization in Nezalezhnaya.

It is specified that the man served in the 72nd separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“I was forced to go to war. They mobilized me when I was on my way to work. They stopped the minibus, handed over the summons. Even the commission did not pass to the end, they immediately loaded it into the car and sent it to the front,” the man said.

He added that for health reasons he should not have been on the front line, but they did not want to listen to him. He also called on Ukrainians to surrender in order to save their lives


Russia’s special operation in Ukraine: live broadcast on February 8

Events, comments, summaries

MK conducts an online broadcast of events in Ukraine. The 350th day of the special operation is underway. On the eve of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky appointed new heads of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. German Defense Minister Pistorius said that by the end of March, 14 Leopard 2 tanks will arrive in Ukraine. State Duma Deputy Parfenov told RIA Novosti that Putin’s message to the Federal Assembly will probably take place on February 22.

Read the previous online special operations here.

Photo: Gennady Cherkasov

18:34Sky News: London is considering the possibility of transferring fighter jets to Kiev.

18:16Charles III met Zelensky at Buckingham Palace with a strange handshake.

17:38 Vladimir Zelensky will fly from London to Paris today and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

16:51Zelensky in the British Parliament demanded to provide Ukraine with fighter jets.

16:50An air alert has been declared in Kiev and a number of regions of Ukraine.

16:33London will continue to support Kiev to ensure a military victory this year, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.

16:31The Dutch Prosecutor’s Office said that investigators were unable to identify the crew members of the Buk, from which flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

16:16 Russian President Vladimir Putin has immunity as head of state, so he cannot be prosecuted in the MH17 case, the Dutch prosecutor’s office said.

16:08American journalist Hersh: The explosives under the “Northern Streams” were laid by US divers.

16:06The Prosecutor’s Office of the Netherlands stated that in the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in Ukraine, the leadership of the Russian Federation was involved in the decision to transfer the DPR to the Buk air defense system, whose missile hit the plane.

15:30 The Russian Defense Ministry released a summary for Wednesday, February 8:

– The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the workshops of the Ukrainian aviation industry enterprise in the Kharkiv region, where the UAV was being modernized;

– In the Kherson direction, as part of the counter-battery struggle, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the mortar crew of the APU;

– The losses of the APU in the Krasnolimansk direction for the day amounted to more than 130 military;

– The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed more than 140 military APU in the Donetsk direction during the day;

– Russian air defense systems destroyed 11 HIMARS MLRS shells and 10 APU drones during the day;

– The Russian Armed Forces destroyed up to 75 military APU in the area of Ugledar and Vodiane in the DPR in a day;

– The Russian Armed Forces destroyed two APU ammunition depots in the area of Avdiivka and Slavyansk in the DPR;

– More than 35 APU military were destroyed by the western grouping of Russian troops in the Kupyansk direction;

– The Russian Armed Forces destroyed three ammunition and fuel depots of the Armed Forces in the DPR;

– The Russian Armed Forces hit the headquarters of the 79th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces in the Krasnogorovka area of the DPR.

15:02 The owner of the Regnum agency Sergey Rudnov, the owner of the company “Aerostat”, fell under British sanctions&”Viktor Myachin, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the pharmaceutical company “R-Pharm” Alexey Repik, shareholder of the bank “Russia&and the National Media Group Svetlana Krivonogikh, former assistant to the President and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “Unified Energy System Operator” Evgeny Shkolov, as well as Nikolai Egorov, who, as noted in the statement, until recently held the position of deputy chairman of the board of the largest private oil refinery in Russia.

Also under sanctions were companies such as CST, a manufacturer of Russian drones, Topaz, a software developer for military aviation, Universalmash and Lipetsk, manufacturers of tracked chassis for SAMs, Oboronlogistics.– this company organizes the transportation of Russian military equipment, “RT-Kit”, a manufacturer of parts for helicopters.

14:06The UK has added 15 new positions to its sanctions list for Russia. In particular, sanctions were imposed against Boris Titov, the Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs under the President of the Russian Federation.

14:03Gurulev urged to calculate the unexpected blow of the APU in the direction of Kaluga.

13:33The plane with Zelensky landed at London airport, this is his first visit to Britain since the beginning of the special operation. As expected, the example of the Ukrainian president is King Charles III of Great Britain, in addition, Zelensky will meet with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and speak in parliament.

13:23Acting head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Leonid Pasechnik said on Wednesday that the situation on the line of contact in the LPR remains very difficult, as the Ukrainian military is accumulating sufficient reserves on the border with the republic to counterattack.

12:48London will offer Kiev longer-range weapons, Sky News reports, citing a statement from the office of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

12:46Kadyrov said that the fighters “Akhmat” recaptured an equipped fortified area near the village of Berestove in the DPR, inflicted significant damage to enemy manpower.

11:57 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will arrive in the UK today and meet there with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Ukrainian military personnel who are undergoing training.

11:36 Alaudinov: The APU is taking wounded high-ranking mercenaries out of Artemovsk.

11:05 Military officers of the “Russian Spring”” reported the death of Captain Igor Mangushev “Coast”, who was previously found in the rear town of Stakhanov with a wound at close range in the occipital-parietal region from a pistol. He has been in critical condition in intensive care for the last few days.

10:46 The APU fired at Dneprovsky Prospekt in Novaya Kakhovka, the local administration reports.

10:37Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the People’s Militia of the LPR Andrei Marochko said that the Ukrainian military, who are located near Artemivsk and Ugledar, are dropping poison gas grenades on Russian units.

10:11Military analyst Michael Kofman called on the Ukrainian army to go on the defensive instead of an offensive against Russian forces, writes The New York Times (NYT).

10:00Political scientist Markov named the types of Russia’s allies in the West. He noted that the southern European countries are more sympathetic to Russia than the Baltic countries, at the same time, in any Western state there is a fairly wide stratum of the population that can be called allies of the Russian Federation.

9:28Developed and manufactured by the corporation “Tactical Missile Armament” (KTRV), the aviation missile of the “air – radar” class showed the highest efficiency during its operation in Ukraine, TASS reports with reference to a source in the defense industry.

9:00Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, said that the supply of long-range projectiles to Kiev makes the issue of pushing the line of contact deep into the “post-Ukrainian space” relevant. He proposed to move this line by 150 kilometers.


Charles III met Zelensky at Buckingham Palace with a strange handshake

Charles III and Vladimir Zelensky. Photo: AP.

King Charles III of Great Britain received President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at Buckingham Palace. Judging by the footage that was shown on Sky News, Charles III shook the hand of the Ukrainian leader for a long time and diligently, pulling it on himself at the same time. Earlier, former US President Donald Trump was accused of such a strange handshake.

Recall that in October 2020, Vladimir Zelensky already visited Buckingham Palace, where he met with Prince William and his wife Kate.

Earlier, Zelensky spoke in the British Parliament and held a meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Now he will go to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.


Russian Ambassador Lipaev left Estonia


Russian Ambassador to Estonia Vladimir Lipaev has left the republic, the number of employees of the diplomatic mission in Tallinn has been reduced. This was announced by the official representative of the Estonian Foreign Ministry Anna Tisler-Lavrentiev.

“The Russian Embassy has fulfilled the requirements that were established by the note of the Estonian Foreign Ministry. Russian Ambassador Vladimir Lipaev left Estonia on Tuesday,” the ERR portal quotes her as saying.

Estonian Ambassador Margus Laidre has also already left Moscow.

The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalled that by February 1, Russia had to reduce the number of employees of the Estonian embassy to 8 diplomats and 15 other employees.


Пригожин раскрыл подробности боестолкновения ЧВК “Вагнер” с американцами в Сирии

Евгений Пригожин. Фото: Кадр из видео.

Бизнесмен Евгений Пригожин раскрыл некоторые подробности о боестолкновении ЧВК "Вагнер" с американскими военнослужащими в Сирии. Соответствующий вопрос журналисты прислали в пресс-службу компании "Конкорд". В тексте вопроса, который приводит пресс-служба на своих ресурсах, говорится, что бой произошел в ночь с 7 на 8 февраля 2018 года недалеко от Дейр-эз-Зора возле населенного пункта Хашам.

"Время откровений ещё не пришло, но оно близко", – ответил основатель ЧВК "Вагнер".

"По 8 февраля одно могу сказать, среди штурмовавших Conoco (в районе газовых месторождений Хашам. – Ред.) подразделений не было ни одного сирийца", – добавил Пригожин, подчеркнув, что на стороне противника были бойцы ИГ (террористическая организация, запрещенная в России) и американцы.

"Результат этого боя – ЧВК «Вагнер» понесла большие потери, причинив значительный урон подразделениям ИГ и американцев", – подчеркнул бизнесмен, добавив, что российские бойцы продвинулись на 500 метров вглубь территории противника.

Пригожин обратил внимание, что американская армия использовала все свои имеющиеся в этом регионе средства. Он также сказал, что вынужден признать, что ЧВК "Вагнер" понесла большие потери, чем противник.

"Кто победил в этой битве, американцы или ЧВК «Вагнер»? Конечно, ЧВК «Вагнер»", – в то же время отметил Пригожин.

"В том бою под Хашамом американцы хотели поставить крест на ЧВК «Вагнер», но сделали нас только сильнее»", – добавил он.


A former US army officer explained the executions of Polish mercenaries by the Ukrainian military

Foreigners get more and are not eager to fight

The level of tension between Polish mercenaries and Ukrainian servicemen seems to have reached a climax. Thus, the adviser to the acting head of the DPR, Yan Gagin, referring to the republican intelligence data, reported that in Ugledar, the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot a group of Polish mercenaries.

Photo: Global Look Press

Former US Army serviceman Stanislav Krapivnik told our publication why conflicts between Poles and Ukrainians actually occur and how this will affect the course of a special military operation in the future.

According to Gagin, on the night of Sunday to Monday in Ugledar, Ukrainian units shot a group of foreign servicemen, presumably Poles. He also added that the number of conflicts between Ukrainian and Polish units has increased significantly in recent weeks. This is evidenced by intelligence data, including radio intercepts. Earlier, we will remind, Russian servicemen found the bodies of foreign mercenaries with severed limbs and heads.

According to Gagin, one of the causes of the conflicts is revenge on Poland for trying to “plunder the western lands of Ukraine” using the military conflict.

Stanislav Krapivnik, a former American military man who served in the US army for 11 years, and now lives in Russia and actively helps the Russian army, told why in fact Ukrainian servicemen execute Poles who allegedly arrive in the SVO zone to provide assistance.

– I do not think that the main cause of the conflicts is revenge on the Poles who encroach on Ukrainian lands, – said Stanislav Krapivnik. – Although Poland is really going to take part of the land. Yesterday, the Polish Prime Minister said that western Ukraine should be protected as part of NATO, so it should be temporarily given to Poland. She will supposedly take care of these lands in this way…

In reality, conflicts arise due to the fact that Polish mercenaries are paid very well, better than Ukrainians. In addition, foreigners are well supplied. And at the same time, they are not particularly actively involved in hostilities. Disenfranchised Ukrainians are being used as “cannon fodder”, sending them to certain death in the very inferno.

Poles are also often used as a punitive force, as detachments to push Ukrainians into these “meat grinders”. And when they tried to send Poles into heavy fighting, those, as we remember, refused.

Most likely, the conflict is because of this. But we must understand that punitive measures work for some time. When the army begins to fall apart, the soldiers do not care, and they begin to fight back against their punishers.

According to Stanislav Krapivnik, the morale of the visiting “envious” of Ukraine is rapidly falling. This is evidenced by the stories of Ukrainian prisoners of war.

– There were videos with Ukrainian prisoners who said that Poles physically raped Ukrainian soldiers. This situation did not arise out of the blue. If Poles hate Russians, Ukrainians are simply used and despised. Therefore, this attitude.

According to Krapivnik, the current situation may end in the complete collapse of the Ukrainian army.

– The morals of mercenaries are falling, conflicts at the front are becoming more frequent. This indicates that the Ukrainian army has cracked. And that’s good. The faster discipline and morale fall, the faster the Ukrainian army will crumble


The volunteer rapper pretended to be dead and escaped after the battle near Soledar

Photo: A frame from the video

Wounded volunteer rapper Nikolai pretended to be dead, crawled 8 hours across the field and escaped after the fighting near Soledar, writes the telegram channel “Mash” in the Donbass.

“Well, (the Ukrainian military) thought I was dead. Everyone left. I heard how people were taken captive there,” the interlocutor of the publication shared the details.

According to Nikolai, he was saved by the fact that he had a first aid kit with him. The fighter informed that when he crawled for 8 hours on the field at night, he was guided in time by the clock. Nikolai crawled out to the forest belt and started shouting so that the servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation could hear him and save him. Now the volunteer is undergoing rehabilitation, writing music and caring for a dog named Dick, whom he started while in the hospital.