Moscow confirms Putin’s participation in G20 summit
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Russia to host Caspian Economic Forum in October — Kremlin
MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Russia will host the Caspian Economic Forum in October of this year, Yury Ushakov, a presidential aide, told reporters on Monday.
“At the initiative of Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the former president [of Turkmenistan], a Caspian Economic Forum took place in Turkmenistan in 2019,” the official said. “Now we are picking up the baton of hosting this [event] and plan to hold the forum in Russia in October of this year.”
Regarding another Caspian-related event, Ushakov said that Moscow is hoping the Caspian summit happening on June 29 will reaffirm the strategic manner of multilateral cooperation in the region.
“We expect that the talks in Ashgabat will lead to a reaffirmation of the strategic nature of multilateral cooperation in the Caspian Sea, and most importantly, the commitment to the principles of interaction that were enshrined in the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea will be reaffirmed,” he said.
The Kremlin official highlighted that thanks to the collective efforts of all littoral states, the Caspian region as a whole is characterized by stable, conflict-free development, and a very high level of trust and mutual understanding is maintained between neighbors. “In general, the atmosphere of friendship and cooperation reigns in the Caspian,” he said.
Russia favors BRICS enlargement, wants candidate criteria first — Kremlin aide says
MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Russia favors the enlargement of the BRICS association (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) but suggests defining procedures and criteria for future candidates first, Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov told a press briefing on Monday.
“In principle, we look positively at the issue of the association’s potential enlargement, although we understand that it is necessary to approach this issue very carefully,” Ushakov said.
“What do we propose? Frist of all, we propose defining the procedures and requirements for potential candidates for joining BRICS,” the Kremlin aide said, adding that, in the first place, it was necessary to find some formats that would make it possible at the initial stage to cooperate with the association in the capacity of observers.
As the Kremlin aide stressed, “it is important to work out these rules of the potential enlargement and after that consider specific candidates.”
Moscow has its ideas about the candidate states that should be admitted to the organization in the first place, he added. “But this depends not only on Russia but also on our partners,” Ushakov emphasized.
Lithuania responsible for consequences of ban on transit to Kaliningrad — Medvedev
MOSCOW, June 28. /TASS/. Lithuania bears full responsibility for the repercussions of its decisions regarding a ban on cargo transit to Kaliningrad, yet Vilnius does not pause to think about it, according to Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev.
In an interview with Argumenty i Fakty newspaper, he said that this is yet another indication that “Lithuania does not think at all about the consequences of its own moves. And even explanations that Lithuania only obediently implements the decisions made by the European Union do not help here,” he said.
He said “the EU didn’t even insist” on such radical steps as a transit ban, realizing possible problems. “Yet Lithuania obsequiously bowed before its American benefactors, once again showing its moronic Russophobic attitudes,” the official said.
Medvedev added that “the decision to ban the transit of Russian goods with their list alone amounting to 60 pages is so obnoxious that it makes no sense to comment on it.”.
Moscow confirms Putin’s participation in G20 summit, details are being finalized — Kremlin
MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Indonesia’s invitation to take part in a summit meeting of the Group of 20, but the details are still being specified, presidential aide Yury Ushakov told the media on Monday.
“Yes, we have confirmed. Our participation is due,” he said.
At the same time, he was uncertain whether Putin would attend the meeting in person or participate by video link.
“I do not know. For now, they have invited to participate personally, but there is much time left. I hope that the pandemic situation will permit to hold this important forum face to face. I’d like to avoid guessing,” he said.
Some countries, he remarked, remained closed in the context of the pandemic.
“We have received an official invitation, which is very important in the light of the pressure the Indonesians have been and still are exposed to,” he added. Ushakov stressed that this issue would be on the agenda of the Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to Moscow on June 30.
“We thanked him for the invitation and said that we would be interested to participate. There is much time left. We’ll see,” Ushakov concluded.
He recalled that Widodo had invited Putin to participate in the G20 summit on Bali on November 15-16.
Russia may redirect precious metal exports
MOSCOW. June 27 (Interfax) – Moscow views the plans of certain Western countries to ban Russian gold imports as unlawful, and believes it can redirect the supplies of precious metals, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
“The precious metal market is global, it is quite large, capacious and very diverse. Same as it happens to other commodities, indeed, whenever a market stops being attractive due to illegal decisions, the commodities are redirected to where they are in demand and where the economic decisions are more comfortable and lawful,” Peskov said in response to a journalist’s question on how Moscow would assess the plans of the UK and some other countries to ban Russian gold imports and whether Russia will turn to other markets in this case.
According to a statement published by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office on Sunday, the leaders of the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and Canada are set to declare a ban on Russian gold imports at the G7 summit in Germany on June 26-28.
Russian govt to allocate over 770 bln rubles for program to develop air transport through 2030 – Mishustin
MOSCOW. June 27 (Interfax) – The Russian government has approved a program to develop the air transport sector through 2030, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Monday in a meeting with deputy prime ministers.
The Russian government will allocate over 770 bln rubles for the program, more than 150 billion rubles of it by the end of 2022, he said.
First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov will oversee the fulfillment of the program, with Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov in charge of aircraft manufacturing.
Rosnedra to allocate 2.5 bln rubles for exploration of hydrocarbon potential of Eastern Arctic shelf through mid-2024
MOSCOW. June 27 (Interfax) – The Russian Research Geological Oil Institute (VNIGNI), a Rosnedra entity, has announced two tenders to study the oil and gas potential of the Arctic Shelf for a total of 2.5 billion rubles, procurement materials indicate.
The first tender, for 1.564 billion rubles, is for “comprehensive geological and geophysical works to study the geological structure and oil and gas potential of the junction zone of slope structures of the Arctic Ocean’s Gakkel Ridge and Nansen Basin with the shelf structures of the Laptev Sea”. Work on the site will be carried out until Q2 2024, with the area to be studied totaling 203,477 square km.
The second tender, for over 918 million rubles, is for “clarification of the geological structure and assessment of the oil and gas potential of the De Long prospective oil and gas province of the East Siberian Sea”. Works at this site will be carried out until Q4 2023, with an area to be studied totaling 146,496 square km.
The Natural Resources Ministry told Interfax that these works are due to be performed at the expense of the federal budget within the framework of the Russian state program for “Replacement and use of natural resources” for regional geological study.
“In accordance with the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, all states, regardless of their geographic location, and competent international organizations have the right to conduct marine scientific research, subject to the rights and obligations of other states stipulated in this Convention,” a spokesperson for the Natural Resources Ministry said.
The purpose of the work is to clarify the geological structure of the eastern Arctic seas on the basis of complex marine geophysical studies. In it’s course, there are plans to clarify the cross section of the sedimentary cover and the regional structural and tectonic plan.
Kremlin: US Didn’t Notify Russia of Plans to Provide Ukraine With Long-Range Missile Systems
Earlier, sources told Western media that the United States was planning to deliver medium- and long-range anti-air missile systems to Kiev. Moscow has repeatedly warned of the dangers of the billions of dollars-worth of Western military equipment flowing to Ukraine ending up on the international arms black market.
Washington has not informed Moscow on any plans to deliver long-range anti-air missile systems to Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.
“There were no notifications as far as this matter is concerned. As for actions that will be taken to protect [our] interests, they are taken on an ongoing basis,” Peskov said, speaking to reporters on Monday.
Later in the day, Biden national security advisor Jake Sullivan confirmed that Washington plans to send medium and long-range air defense systems to Kiev.
Earlier, the Associated Press and CNN reported that President Biden was planning on announcing the delivery of an advanced surface-to-air missile to Ukraine known as NASAMS, along with additional artillery support.
Developed by Norwegian weapons giant Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, the Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System, or NASAMS, has been deployed to protect the airspace over Washington, DC. The system has nearly a dozen other operators, including Spain, Finland, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Australia, Chile, and Indonesia. Oman, Hungary, and Qatar have ordered it, with India expressing interest. The system reportedly has a per-unit price tag of about $40-$50 million, depending on configuration, and has undergone two major modernizations since its introduction in the late 1990s.
The United States and its allies have so far delivered Strela, Stinger, Starstreak, Mistral and Piorun shoulder-fired man-portable surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine, with Germany committing but not yet delivering 50 refurbished Flakpanzer Gepard anti-aircraft tanks. Slovakia donated one of its Soviet-era S-300 air and missile defense systems to Ukraine, but it was reportedly destroyed shortly after arrival (although Bratislava has contested these reports). The US and NATO have hesitated in sending more advanced and costly air defense systems to Ukraine amid fears that they will immediately become a priority target for Russian aviation and missiles as Moscow fights to maintain total local and regional air superiority.
Russia and Iran accelerate work on a transport channel — Readovka.world
It should become an alternative to the Suez Canal
Russia and Iran seek to accelerate the construction of a new North-South transport route, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports. It runs from Mumbai to the Baltic through Iran, the Caspian Sea, Southern and Central Russia.
The route is a shorter and cheaper alternative to the standard route through the Suez Canal. The project was launched in 2002, and became particularly relevant after the imposition of sanctions on Russia and the forced turn of the economy to the East.
The recently signed memorandum of understanding between Iran and Russia to facilitate financial and commercial transactions also provides for the acceleration of the North-South international transport corridor project. Now the infrastructure necessary for the route is being built – ports, railways and highways.
According to the estimates of the Indian Register of Shipping, the new transport route will reduce the cost of transportation between India and Europe by a third. The delivery time of goods will also decrease (23 days instead of 45-60 days via Suez).
Western media celebrates ‘Russian default’
Moscow settled interest payments in rubles after sanctions blocked it from foreign currency transactions
As the grace periods on two Russian Eurobond coupons expired on Sunday night, multiple Western media outlets rushed to announce that Moscow is now in a state of default on its foreign currency-denominated debt for the first time in over a century.
Bloomberg called it a “a grim marker in the country’s rapid transformation into an economic, financial and political outcast,” while the BBC called it a “major blow to the nation’s prestige.”
The Wall Street Journal even invoked the specter of the “Bolshevik Revolution when Vladimir Lenin, the newly installed communist leader, repudiated the debt of the Russian Empire.”
The bond holders themselves have yet to declare a default or start any proceedings, and the publications noted that the label is “mostly symbolic for now,” while the situation is “expected to pose unique legal challenges,” because “Russia has the money and intent to pay.”
Moscow has repeatedly accused Washington of trying to engineer an artificial default in recent months, as the country has the funds and willingness to pay its debts, but was intentionally cut off from foreign currency payment mechanisms. After the Russian Central Bank’s foreign reserves were frozen, Moscow continued to service its sovereign debt with new cash it receives from energy and other exports, so last month, Washington ended a bond payments waiver.
Russia’s Finance Ministry announced on Thursday that it settled two issues of dollar-denominated Eurobonds maturing in 2027 and 2047 “in full” by sending 12.51 billion rubles ($234.5 million) in coupon payments to the National Settlement Depository, under a new mechanism.
Investors will now need to open a ruble account to receive the funds, and deal with any Western sanctions that might prevent them from moving the money out of Russia by themselves, the ministry explained. “Thus, obligations on servicing the state securities of the Russian Federation were fulfilled by the Finance Ministry in full,” the statement said.
President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on this temporary procedure for Eurobond payments on Wednesday. The document states that Moscow will now consider its obligations completed “if they are fulfilled in rubles in an amount equivalent to the value of obligations in foreign currency” at the exchange rate on the day the funds are transferred to the central depository (NSD), through which they will be paid to creditors.
Hungary doesn’t want to discuss ban on Russian gas with EU — foreign minister
VIENNA, June 27. /TASS/. Hungary doesn’t even plan to discuss with other countries a ban on Russian gas supplies because the curbs would ruin the country’s economy, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Monday.
The minister made the remarks as he attended a European Council meeting on transport, telecoms and energy in Luxembourg.
He said he came to the meeting “with a clear mandate, whereby Hungary doesn’t want to hold talks on a gas embargo.”
“That would practically incapacitate our economy and the entire country,” he said on Facebook (banned in Russia as it’s owned by Meta Corporation, which is designated extremist in Russia).
On the issue of creating a joint EU gas purchasing platform, which was planned for discussion at the Luxembourg meeting, the Hungarian minister said: “We see no issues if the European Union is looking for new sources of gas, but participation in that can only be voluntary, and the member states may not be subject to any obligation in relation to purchases.”
Szijjarto also said the supply of Russian gas to Europe was significantly reduced due to serious technical problems with the equipment of the Nord Stream pipeline, which arose due to Western sanctions. Hungary expects the European Commission to investigate whether this is really due to the fact that the equipment that was sent for maintenance didn’t return from Canada. “If this is true, then we expect some action from the European Commission to ensure that gas supplies to Europe don’t end up in a crisis situation in the short term,” Szijjarto said. He said that the lack of gas leads to further price increases in the European energy market.
On June 14, Gazprom announced that it had to lower natural gas supplies over the Nord Stream pipeline as some gas pumping units weren’t returned from repair by Siemens in due time. The German company said it was unable to ship the units from Canada because that country imposed sanctions on Russia.
NATO number one threat to global peace, says French politician
PARIS, June 27. /TASS/. NATO is the biggest threat to global peace since it is pushing the European Union toward confrontation with Russia and China and is seeking to destroy the “buffer zone” by forcing neutral states to take sides in this confrontation, a French member of the European Parliament told TASS on Monday.
“Thanks to widespread NATO propaganda, it is becoming clear that the organization, which was once described by [French President] Emmanuel Macron as brain dead, is morphing from a trans-Atlantic alliance into a global structure,” Herve Juvin, a member of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), said ahead of a NATO summit due to be held in Madrid on June 28-30.
According to Juvin, NATO considers the European Union as “a registration office of its members” and, being guided by this logic, is mounting pressure on such countries as Georgia, Armenia, and Ukraine, “which have never been part of Europe either geographically, or politically, or in humanitarian terms,” as well as on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Kosovo with an eye of admitting them to the US-led military bloc.
“This is a dangerous step because it eliminates the entire security space, the buffer zone the great powers have given each other as a price for their security. NATO is the number one threat to peace in the entire world because it is encircling Russia and is getting prepared to encircle China. And the European Union’s kowtowing to NATO, which, as a matter of fact, is serving Anglo-American interests, radically alien to Europe. This is the result of the shocking ignorance of European governments and those who were installed there by them at the helm of European institutions,” he stated.
He compared the current security situation with the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis when the United States deployed intermediate-range missiles in Turkey and the former Soviet Union deployed its military in Cuba. However, “diplomacy won the upper hand” back then and the sides recognized mutual concerns in the security sphere, the French lawmaker noted, adding that in the current situation Washington should reckon with Moscow’s concerns and withdraw its intermediate-range missiles from Poland and Romania, and shut down its biolabs and chemical weapons research centers at Russia’s borders.
“But American diplomacy, which used to respect other powers, has fallen into the hands of a tribe of neoconservatives, who dream of biblically crushing any enemy. The key danger lies in disregarding the reality, so characteristic of American and, hence, European politics today. There is nothing more dangerous in foreign politics than to divide people into bad and good guys,” he added.
SPECIAL MILITARY OPERATION IN UKRAINE
Military Experts: CIA & NATO Commandos Deployed in Ukraine Show Kiev is Proxy in US War on Russia
By Ekaterina Blinova, SPUTNIK
CIA personnel and commandos from the UK, France, Canada and Lithuania have been operating in Ukraine since the outset of the Russian special operation despite the US and NATO denying deploying their forces there, according to the New York Times. Are the West’s covert efforts worth the pain as Ukrainian troops are increasingly outgunned?
“I believe the New York Times report is correct in every detail,” says Philip Giraldi, a former CIA station chief and military intelligence officer. “It is what I have been hearing. There is considerable training at the Grafenwoehr, Germany army base to familiarize the Ukrainians with the new weapons arriving. Meanwhile there are cadres of special operations soldiers and intelligence personnel operating primarily in western Ukraine. They are not in uniform and many of them are working under various cover designations, including sometimes loose affiliations with foreign embassies and NGOs. All of which means that Biden and other Western leaders are lying about their active participation in the conflict.”
Ahead of the Russian special operation to demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine, the US withdrew its own 150 military instructors. However, some CIA operatives continued their service in the country secretly, directing most of the intelligence flow the US is sharing with Ukrainian forces, according to the NYT. In addition to that, commandos from Washington’s NATO allies have been managing the flow of weapons and equipment in Ukraine and providing training. The NYT specifies, citing American and other Western officials that the commandos are not on the front lines with Ukrainian troops.
Even though the US and NATO member states do not acknowledge that their personnel are operating in Ukraine, Russia and other intelligence services around the world are aware of this, according to the newspaper.
“The potential downside for the president comes when some of these soldiers in mufti get killed or, worse, captured and start to talk about their role,” says Giraldi. “The Biden Administration has staked its reputation and possible political future on enabling Ukraine to survive without succumbing to Russian demands.”
Deploying CIA personnel (which encompasses military as well as intelligence operatives) “is completely typical of the initial stages of a US-backed long war, and for long-term political manipulation of the target country,” according to retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, a former analyst for the US Department of Defense.
“This is the future that neoconservative ‘strategists’ in DC and their British and European allies imagine for Ukraine,” Kwiatkowski highlights. “Rather than a negotiated conclusion, with a new Ukrainian role as a neutral and productive country, independent of both Russian and US political influences, the US government and CIA see Ukraine as an expendable yet useful satrap in its competition with the Russian Federation.”
The ex-DoD analyst emphasizes that the effort is serious, given that the funding for CIA operations and arms sales and support and training has been flowing freely from Congress and President Biden. It also means that the intel operations in and around Ukraine are “of critical importance” to Washington, according to her.
Russia to face ‘attacks & sabotage operations’ – Kiev
“Partisan activities” are emerging in territories controlled by Russia, the Ukrainian military intelligence chief has said
Russia should brace for “attacks and sabotage operations” within its territory, Ukrainian military intelligence head Kirill Budanov told the Financial Times over the weekend. He mentioned the murder of a local official in Kherson Region as an example of these attacks, which was treated as an act of terrorism by the city’s authorities.
“Partisan activities” have been emerging within the territories Russia seized since the start of its military operation in Ukraine in late February, Budanov said, pointing to two explosions in Kherson Region, which borders Crimea, Russia.
The region has seen two attacks apparently targeting local officials. On June 22, a roadside bomb went off in the town of Chernobayevka as a local administration head was driving by. The official survived, sustaining only light shrapnel wounds. Two days later, the head of the Kherson Region Department of Family, Youth and Sports was killed in a similar attack. An improvised explosive device was planted in his car. On June 24, the local authorities said they were treating the incident as a terrorist attack.
According to Budanov, these types of attacks will not be limited to territory that was once under Ukrainian control. Attacks and sabotage operations “are held everywhere, and they were and will be held in Russia and many other places,” he told the Financial Times. He did not say if Kiev is behind any of the incidents.
The military intelligence chief also said he has “little hope” that Russian forces will retreat and leave the positions they currently hold. “They will fight as much as they can,” he said, adding that Russia has “no other option” but to “fight to the end.”
Budanov slammed the Western military aid to Ukraine as insufficient, saying Kiev needs “more than … yesterday or the day before yesterday.” Ukraine recently received the first batch of US-made HIMARS multiple-rocket launch systems, as well as a dozen German PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers and 12 French Caesar artillery systems.
According to the Financial Times, Ukraine is still heavily outgunned by Russia. Russian troops have 10 artillery systems for each one on the Ukrainian side, the outlet said, citing “western assessments,” while adding that shelling duels kill around 100 Ukrainian troops per day. Budanov also said Russian forces leveled Ukraine’s defensive positions in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) city of Severodonetsk, and forced the Ukrainian troops to retreat to avoid becoming entrapped. “This was absolutely the right decision … a tactical regrouping,” he insisted.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported the “freeing” of Severodonetsk – one of the two major cities in the LPR that had remained under Ukrainian control – on June 25. Now, Lisichansk – Severodonetsk’s sister city just across the river – remains the only major city still held by Ukrainian troops in the LPR.
Russia attacked Ukraine in late February, following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered protocol was designed to give the two regions special status within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.
Zelensky’s office moves to terrorist tactics? — Readovka.world
«Successful policy of controlled terror» or how a victim of Russian imperialist aggression followed the path of terrorism against its own citizens equally with ISIS and Al-Qaeda
It would be naive to believe that the Office of President Zelensky will easily come to terms with the peace that has begun to be established externally in the cities of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions liberated by the Russian army. Back in February, these were exclusively Ukrainian territories, and already in June, newly formed Russian civil-military administrations are working there. But the most important is that residents of these territories apply massively for Russian passports, not assuming to relate to Ukraine anymore. In any case, this is a painful punch to the image of the Ukrainian authorities and, obviously, it is impossible to eliminate the consequences of it by public promises alone about the imminent attack on Kherson and the return of it and nearby settlements under the Ukrainian flag. But then how are Zelensky and his supporters trying to solve this problem?
Meanwhile, two days ago in Kherson, an employee of the pro-Russian military-civil administration, Dmitry Savluchenko, was killed in an explosion. His death did not look like an accident in any way – by all indications it was a planned murder of an official. An explosive device went off, Savluchenko’s personal car exploded and caught fire, the official died on the spot from his injuries. And today in Kakhovka, an attempt was made on the life of a local MCA official Irina Makhneva, responsible for education, culture and sports – the woman’s car blew as a result of an explosive device, Makhneva herself was not in the car and not injured. The Russian side qualified the incident as terrorist attacks organized by forces directly subordinate to Kyiv. The accusation could be unfounded and politically natural, and the real killers could be anyone and for any reason – from autonomously acting «partisans» to personal enemies of the deceased. But one coincidence speaks against this version.
A day before the murder occurred in the Telegram channel «Legitimate», whose content is based mainly on «insiders» allegedly from the Office of President Zelensky, a message appeared about the following. «The SBU reports to the President’s Office that the territories controlled by Russia are beginning to adapt to the new reality, and more and more of the local political and economic elite of the region are switching to the Kremlin’s side. Seeing all this, the local common people also went massively to get passports of the Russian Federation, as they were disappointed and stopped waiting». All this breaks Kiyv’s propaganda, which claims that where the situation is controlled by the Russian military, there are no living conditions, chaos and hunger reign. And according to Insider, the OP decided to fight this as follows: «It was decided to make these regions life-threatening, not to let them develop, so that after they declare that there is «no life for people, everything is bad there». At a closed meeting with Zelensky, it was decided to increase the number of “terrorist attacks” in the name of democracy, and the security forces were also given the go-ahead to undermine urban communications and other infrastructure in order to complicate life in these cities and districts».
Any channel, chasing a hype, can present any rumor as an insider from a reliable source close to the situation. But the insiders of this channel have been repeatedly confirmed in practice, and, moreover, this one was, as it were, confirmed by the death of Savluchenko in Kherson the day after this message. And this is not the first terrorist attack on the territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
On June 22, an attempt was made on the head of the civil-military administration of the village of Chornobaivka , Yuri Turulev – a high-explosive shell was in the way of his car, the politician escaped with light shrapnel wounds.
On June 18, an explosion occurred next to the car of the head of the Kherson FSIN Yevgeny Sobolev – an explosive device was attached to a tree where the car was parked, Sobolev was injured in both legs and was hospitalized.
On June 14, information about a successful attempt on the head of the Kherson Regional State Administration, Vladimir Saldo, by blowing up his car, was distributed according to Ukrainian sources, but it turned out to be fake.
Earlier in Melitopol, the temporary center of the Russian-controlled territory of the Zaporizhzhe region, on June 12 there was an explosion at the Interior Ministry building, two civilian passers-by were injured, and on May 30 a civilian car was blown up by a bomb planted in a street hatch, two volunteers were injured, and according to one version, the head of the Zaporizhzhe CAA Yevgeny Balitsky was the target of the assassination.
Correlating together these facts and the «inside» of the channel «Legitimate», a logical assumption arises that the inside is justified, and the Office of President Zelensky embarked on the path of terrorism against its own citizens, which in the recent past were actually all officials of the new administrations. This can be considered retribution for betrayal – but it is not a sniper’s bullet or poison spiked to someone specific from officials who defected to Russia. This is an explosive device, from which not only the target of the attempt is more likely to suffer, but also any persons, including civilians, who will be nearby. That is, these are terrorist attacks against the population, without any difference who should be eliminated from the “traitors”. In addition, unlike Saldo and Sobolev, Savluchenko did not solve important political problems, his field of activity was youth policy issues. From this it follows that the purpose of the terrorist attack was precisely the frightening effect, and not the elimination of a specific person.
To top it all off, yesterday «Legitimate» published a new insider – about a closed meeting of the President’s Office, where the «successful policy of controlled terror» was discussed, the results of which President Zelensky was satisfied and approved its continuation, in order to keep the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions at bay. In other words, it is practically no longer hidden that the state of Ukraine, presented in its own and pan-European propaganda as a victim of Russian imperialist aggression, is following the path of terrorism against its own citizens and is on a par with ISIS and Al-Qaeda. The initiative of the terrorist attacks is not private on the part of the “patriots” who remained in the cities lost to Ukraine, it is a vertically given order going in a straight line from top to bottom. But the official Western media are silent about this, just as they were silent about all the terrorist attacks that took place in Kherson and Melitopol. The question of whether there is a direct connection between the actions of Zelensky and the journalists of Europe and the United States remains open.