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Vladimir Putin is “very ill” with cancer – Observer

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The head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kirill Budanov, assured this Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “very ill” with cancer: “He is in a very poor physical and psychological condition.” The official also foresees a change of power in Russia, which, as he admits, can occur through a coup d’état, emphasizing that “the process [de transferência] already going.”

In an interview with Sky News, Kirill Budanov believes that the defeat in the war in Ukraine can also accelerate the coup d’état and – as a consequence – the departure of Vladimir Putin from power.

Showing “optimism” about the outcome of the war, the head of Ukrainian military intelligence points out that the conflict can be resolved by the end of the year, stressing that the “turning point” could happen as early as mid-August. “Most of the fighting will be over by the end of the year,” he says, predicting a Ukrainian victory that could reclaim “the territory it lost,” including Donbass and Crimea.

Kirill Budanov says that Russian tactics have not changed on the battlefield. Despite the turn to the east, official signals that the Moscow forces suffer “great losses” both in terms of soldiers and equipment, still denouncing that many Russian forces are deserting.

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By assuring that Ukraine knows “everything” about Russia, including its plans, Kirill Budanov devalues ​​Russian military power. “Europe sees Russia as a serious threat. They are afraid of aggression”he fired, adding that “the highly publicized Russian government is a myth.”

“They’re not that powerful”the official points out, showing that Russian troops have been pushed back to the border near Kharkiv, a region in which Ukraine has recaptured villages and towns that were temporarily occupied by Russia.

Faced with the possibility of spreading pro-Ukrainian propaganda, Kyrylo Budanov dismisses it, claiming it is “his work”. “If it’s not me, who knows these things?”he asked.

The rumor that Vladimir Putin is ill is not new. Also this Friday New Lines magazine access to an audio recording of a conversation between a Russian oligarch close to the Kremlin, in which he says that the Russian president is “severely ill with blood cancer.” The entry does not specify whether it was leukemia, lymphoma, or any other type of cancer.

The specialized website Bellingcat assures that the Russian special services sent a memorandum classified as “secret” with a request to refute this information.

“The memo told the regional authorities not to trust rumors about the president’s terminal illness,” Bellingcat’s Kristo Grozev explained. “Instructions have also been given to refute these rumors in their local units. According to a source in one of these units who saw the memo, this unprecedented instruction backfired: most FSB officers began to believe that Putin was indeed seriously ill.

Putin to miss hockey tournament for the first time as rumors mount about his health

Vladimir Putin was not present at the hockey tournament he organized, which raised doubts about his well-being.

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“We are doing everything possible to save the crew” – Observer

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The Ukrainian Armed Forces shared on their Facebook account an audio recording of the last moments of the crew aboard the Moskva, the Russian warship that successfully attacked Ukraine.

Moscow-1, two holes! The propeller has stopped! The ship is sinking and lying on its side“, His one of the crew members can be heard speaking in the audio, according to the New York Post. Russian warship was April 14 blowin the Black Sea, eventually sank.

The first pictures of the ship “Moskva” after the Ukrainian attack. Sailor’s mother reveals ‘terrifying’ scenario

On the recording, so far according to the New York newspaper, the sailor reports that a hole in the ship’s hull below the waterline will cause the ship to turn 30 degrees.

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There is no way to get to the tugs. We are doing everything we can to save the crew.”

The battleship Moskva, built during the Soviet Union, was one of the main assets of the Russian fleet. Ukrainian forces provided the ship was hit by Neptune missiles.. Then the Russians said that the flooding was due to a fire on board, without specifying the cause of the fire.

Rocket “Neptune”: Ukrainian ace who sank the “Moscow”, the pearl of the Russian fleet

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Captured Russians say commanders are killing wounded soldiers

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WithRussian soldiers captured by Ukrainian troops accused their commanders of killing the wounded instead of sending them for treatment.

In accordance with Mirrorthe statements of these soldiers are heard in a video recorded by Ukrainian journalist Volodymyr Zolkin for Open Media Ukraine.

After the soldier said that the commanders were “finishing off their wounded,” the journalist asked him what he meant, and the man answered clearly: “The wounded soldier is lying on the ground, and the battalion commander killed him with a gun,” he said. . “It was a young man, he was wounded (…) He was lying on the ground and they asked him if he could walk, so they shot him,” he added.

“Most importantly, this was not an isolated case,” said another serviceman.

At the same time, a third soldier says that this commander did the same with “four or five” wounded soldiers, “all young.”

“They could have been saved, helped, taken out. He just shot them,” he said.

It should be noted that it was not clear where these deaths occurred or where these soldiers were taken prisoner or in which unit they served.

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Separatists claim evacuation of over 300 civilians from Mariupol, Kyiv announces offensive in eastern Ukraine

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This was announced on Monday by pro-Russian separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic. evacuated more than 300 citizens on Sunday from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, to two Russian-controlled cities. Ukrainian army demands reconquest of territory in Kharkov, the second largest city in Ukraine, which managed to force the “enemy” to retreat close to the Russian border. In the north of the country, a Chernihiv regional official said authorities had already begun rebuilding electricity and plumbing infrastructure, hospitals and kindergartens destroyed by Russian bombing.

President of Ukraine dismissed Commander of the Territorial Defense Forces armed forces,
at a time when negotiations to rescue soldiers stranded in the Azovstal tunnels in Mariupol remain difficult.

Minister of Foreign Affairs (MNE) of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba today participates in Brussels in the meeting of heads of EU diplomacy (EU) to discuss a Russian military invasion of the country when the 27 try to approve new sanctions.

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