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Ukraine fired Russian commander Roman Berdnikov due to “mass defeats” – Observer

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In connection with the “mass defeats” that Moscow suffered in Ukraine, the head of the Western Military Command of Russia, Lieutenant General Roman Berdnikov, was removed from his post, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reports.

It was a short transition to Berdnikov, who appointed on 26 Augustreplacing Lieutenant General Sychevoi, who, according to Ukrainian authorities held this position for only three weeks. They say that the next head of the Western military command should be Lieutenant General Alexander Lapin, but for now Russia neither confirmed nor denied any of these changes.

According to IndependentBerdnikov served as commander task force Russian Armed Forces in Syria, and then led the troops in the Donbass.

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Last weekend, Ukraine announced significant progress in the territories occupied by Russia, having recaptured two large cities of the Kharkiv region: Izyum and Kupyansk. With the justification that the army is “regrouping” troops, the Ministry of Defense confirmed the departure of the military from Izyum, an important supply point for Russia. However, he assures that the intention remains to “intensify efforts in Donetsk” to “achieve the goals of a special military operation” and “liberate” Donbass.

Russians admit leaving bastion city in northeastern Ukraine, but say it’s a ‘regrouping’ of forces

Recent progress has been the result of the military’s strategy to deceive Russian troops. To this end, Ukraine launched a counter-offensive in the south of the country to defeat the Russian military in Kharkov, in the northeast of the country. Spetsnaz sources revealed The keeper who, spreading false information for several days – and which was even broadcast by the media around the world – organized and deployed a plan to surprise the Russian military at the opposite point. The plan culminated in the recapture of a third of the occupied Kharkiv region in just three days.

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This Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainian troops had already recaptured six thousand square kilometers territory from the beginning of September. However, Russia remains optimistic about victory. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured that the country will achieve the goals set for the self-proclaimed “special military operation” in Ukraine. When asked if the president would step up mobilization in the face of Ukrainian offensives, the spokesman declined to answer, citing the Defense Ministry.

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Vladimir Putin has delayed the invasion of Ukraine at least three times.

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Putin has repeatedly consulted with Russian Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about the invasion, Europa Press told Ukraine’s chief intelligence director Vadim Skibitsky.

According to Skibitsky, it was the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), which is responsible for counterintelligence and espionage work, that put pressure on Gerasimov and other military agencies to agree to launch an offensive. .

However, according to the Ukrainian intelligence services, the FSB considered that by the end of February sufficient preparations had already been made to guarantee the success of the Russian Armed Forces in a lightning invasion.

However, according to Kyiv, the Russian General Staff provided the Russian troops with supplies and ammunition for only three days, hoping that the offensive would be swift and immediately successful.

The head of Ukrainian intelligence also emphasized the cooperation of local residents, who always provided the Ukrainian authorities with up-to-date information about the Russian army, such as the number of soldiers or the exact location of troops.

The military offensive launched on February 24 by Russia in Ukraine caused at least 6.5 million internally displaced persons and more than 7.8 million refugees to European countries, which is why the UN classifies this migration crisis as the worst in Europe since World War II (1939-1945). gg.). ).

At the moment, 17.7 million Ukrainians are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 9.3 million are in need of food aid and housing.

The UN has presented as confirmed 6,755 civilian deaths and 10,607 wounded since the beginning of the war, stressing that these figures are much lower than the real ones.

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Life sentence for former Swedish official for spying for Russia

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A Stockholm court on Monday sentenced a former Swedish intelligence officer to life in prison for spying for Russia, and his brother to at least 12 years in prison. In what is considered one of the most serious cases in Swedish counterintelligence history, much of the trial took place behind closed doors in the name of national security.

According to the prosecution, it was Russian military intelligence, the GRU, who took advantage of the information provided by the two brothers between 2011 and their arrest at the end of 2021.

Peyman Kia, 42, has held many senior positions in the Swedish security apparatus, including the army and his country’s intelligence services (Säpo). His younger brother, Payam, 35, is accused of “participating in the planning” of the plot and of “managing contacts with Russia and the GRU, including passing on information and receiving financial rewards.”

Both men deny the charges, and their lawyers have demanded an acquittal on charges of “aggravated espionage,” according to the Swedish news agency TT.

The trial coincides with another case of alleged Russian espionage, with the arrest of the Russian-born couple in late November in a suburb of Stockholm by a police team arriving at dawn in a Blackhawk helicopter.

Research website Bellingcat identified them as Sergei Skvortsov and Elena Kulkova. The couple allegedly acted as sleeper agents for Moscow, having moved to Sweden in the late 1990s.

According to Swedish press reports, the couple ran companies specializing in the import and export of electronic components and industrial technology.

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The man was again detained at the end of November for “illegal intelligence activities.” His partner, suspected of being an accomplice, has been released but remains under investigation.

According to Swedish authorities, the arrests are not related to the trial of the Kia brothers.

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Ukraine admitted that Russia may announce a general mobilization

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“They can strengthen their positions. We understand that this can happen. At the same time, we do not rule out that they will announce a general mobilization,” Danilov said in an interview with the Ukrainska Pravda online publication.

Danilov believed that this mobilization would also be convened “to exterminate as many as possible” of Russian citizens, so that “they would no longer have any problems on their territory.”

In this sense, Danilov also reminded that Russia has not given up on securing control over Kyiv or the idea of ​​the complete “destruction” of Ukraine. “We have to be ready for anything,” he said.

“I want everyone to understand that [os russos] they have not given up on the idea of ​​destroying our nation. If they don’t have Kyiv in their hands, they won’t have anything in their hands, we must understand this,” continued Danilov, who also did not rule out that a new Russian offensive would come from “Belarus and other territories.” .

As such, Danilov praised the decision of many of its residents who chose to stay in the Ukrainian capital when the war broke out in order to defend the city.

“They expected that there would be panic, that people would run, that there would be nothing to protect Kyiv,” he added, referring to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The military offensive launched on February 24 by Russia in Ukraine caused at least 6.5 million internally displaced persons and more than 7.8 million refugees to European countries, which is why the UN classifies this migration crisis as the worst in Europe since World War II (1939-1945). gg.). ).

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At the moment, 17.7 million Ukrainians are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 9.3 million are in need of food aid and housing.

The Russian invasion, justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the need to “denazify” and demilitarize Ukraine for Russia’s security, was condemned by the international community at large, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and imposing political and economic sanctions on Russia.

The UN has presented as confirmed 6,755 civilian deaths and 10,607 wounded since the beginning of the war, stressing that these figures are much lower than the real ones.

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