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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Carjacker dumps baby boy along busy road in New Orleans
[NYPOST] A 1-year-old baby boy was abandoned on the side of a busy road in New Orleans after his mother’s SUV was carjacked at a gas station.

The infant was miraculously found unharmed sitting near the Almonaster Boulevard overpass late Wednesday morning.

Motorist Brian Stewart told the station WDSU he was headed to a landfill when he spotted what he initially mistook for "an object" or a "baby doll" on the side of the road.

"As I got closer I realized that was a real person there," Stewart said. "I pulled to the side of the road. Walked back. The baby started kinda crawling toward me. I called 911."

Police rescued the tot and later arrested the suspected carjacker, 21-year-old Johnathon Perkins, in New Orleans. He now faces charges of auto theft, aggravated kidnapping of a child and illegal possession of stolen property.

Posted by: Fred || 07/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's still kidnapping.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/05/2022 7:45 Comments || Top||


5-year-old killed, 8-year-old injured in Houston drive-by shooting
[NYPOST] A drive-by shooting in Houston, Texas left a 5-year-old child dead from gunshot wounds and an 8-year-old child injured early Sunday.

Houston police said a woman was waiting at a stoplight in the 13500 block of Northborough Drive in the Greenspoint neighborhood at around 1 a.m. when a dark-colored vehicle passed by.

Two people inside the vehicle opened fire, shooting multiple rounds into the woman’s car carrying her two children inside, reported Click2Houston.

The mother immediately drove her maimed children to an area hospital, where the 5-year-old was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the 8-year-old victim was expected to recover. The children have not been named as of Monday afternoon.

Investigators with the Houston Police Department said it is unclear at this time whether the vehicle or the mother were the intended targets of the button men.
Posted by: Fred || 07/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under:


Florida man with 'hustle eat sleep repeat' tattoo charged with throwing wiener at police officer
[NYPOST] A Tampa Bay area man was arrested Saturday for allegedly throwing a hot dog at an officer who warned him he was violating a city ordinance, according to a local report.

Jason Stoll, 47, is charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer without violence.

Around 12 a.m. Saturday, a St. Petersburg police officer told Stoll he could no longer sell hot dogs in the roadway after his street closure permit ended, according to court documents obtained by WFLA.

An officer asked Stoll to close up shop, but he continued to try selling a hot dog, the court documents say. Stoll became frustrated and threw a hot dog at the officer, who was in full uniform at the time of the incident, according to the station.

Stoll, who lives in New Port Richey, was booked into the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Online court records show he is out after posting $2,500 bail.

The court records note he has many tattoos, including the phrases "hustle eat sleep repeat," and "what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger," among many others.

He faces a minimum of three years in jail if convicted.
Posted by: Fred || 07/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Somewhere, Charles Darwin looked down upon a man who decided to challenge a trained and armed police officer with a hot dog, and said, "See? I told you so."

Mike
Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 07/05/2022 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  He is probably sitting in jail devising a way to deliver hotdogs by drone to people stuck in traffic. Everyday he’s hustling.
Posted by: Super Hose || 07/05/2022 10:18 Comments || Top||

#3  If jail doesn't kill him it'll make him stronger.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/05/2022 12:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Lots of hot dogs in jail. Fudge sicles too...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/05/2022 12:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Poor fcuker. Sometimes you have to wonder what their stories are...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/05/2022 14:28 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
'City gonna burn': Akron police fire tear gas to quell rioters
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] On the fourth day of protests on Sunday after the shooting death of Jayland Walker, police in Akron fired tear gas on protesters outside of a courthouse

  • Walker was shot dead on June 27 after being hit 60 times by police officers following a traffic stop

  • One reporter said that cops used at least 'a dozen' tear gas cans on protesters

  • Following the deployment of tear gas, most of the protesters dispersed

  • A statement from the Fraternal Order of Police said that the car that Walker was driving was involved in a police chase the day before he was killed
Posted by: Fred || 07/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  I really think at times the police should ditch tasers, beanbags, pepper spray, batons etc. If you run or resist, you get shot. You stop getting shot when you stop and start complying.

Think of it as evolution in action.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/05/2022 10:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Certainly he made a mistake. Akron police don’t have a reputation for malfeasance. There isn’t a history of bad race relations there to my knowledge. There was more BLM garbage in Cleveland and Youngstown as I remember. The city had been undergoing a refurb lately. Before Covid, I volunteered in a soup kitchen in the city on some Saturdays. The poor were a mix of black and white with few issues that I saw. Not sure how busting windows in struggling businesses will help. I expect it is outsiders doing the same, but it looks like the crowds were pretty small as compared to the BLM Cleveland hijinks.
Posted by: Super Hose || 07/05/2022 10:29 Comments || Top||

#3  I'd be surprised if riots are not quickly suppressed while Brandon is in the White House and especially with mid-terms coming in a few short months. The optics are not good. Riots are for when Trump is in the White House.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/05/2022 11:33 Comments || Top||

#4  A statement from the Fraternal Order of Police said that the car that Walker was driving was involved in a police chase the day before he was killed

It's always the same basic story: Black guy breaks the law, resists arrest and ends up getting himself killed. Then the mainstream media goes into breathless hysterics about it as if it's news when it's really nothing new at all. Yawn.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/05/2022 11:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Analysis -

Investigators and experts on the use of force will sort out this incident, and I don’t know what the final conclusion will be. In the meantime, I have some comments and questions.

* Two facts that are repeated endlessly in the press are that Walker was black, and he was unarmed. He was unarmed because he left his gun on the seat of his car when he fled police on foot. And would the case have made national and international news if Walker had been white?

* What happened here was that police officers tried to pull Walker over for a traffic violation. Instead of pulling his car over like anyone else would do, he led the police on a long chase at high speed. The videos appear to show that along the way, he fired his gun out his window at the pursuing police vehicle. In any event, the police certainly thought he did.

* Police officers had every reason to believe that a suspect who flees a routine traffic stop and fires on officers is engaged in serious criminality, above and beyond those acts.

* Eventually Walker’s vehicle was pursued by multiple squad cars. He finally was cornered but still did not surrender. He pulled his car off the street and continued moving on a boulevard next to a park. While still moving, he exited his car on the passenger side and ran away from the officers. They had every reason to think he may have been carrying his gun, but in fact he had left it on the driver’s seat of his car.

* Multiple officers chased Walker, and one or more tried to tase him. That effort failed. It was dark and it is not easy to see what is going on in the videos; no doubt it was hard for the officers to know what was happening, too. But Walker, having ignored numerous demands that he stop and surrender to the police, turned toward them. Officers thought he posed a threat, that he would fire at them again, and they shot him.

- Powerline
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/05/2022 13:27 Comments || Top||

#6  What, no astute and articulate comment from LeBron James yet? (unless I missed it)
Posted by: DooDahMan || 07/05/2022 13:29 Comments || Top||

#7  And if you look at the video on this, he's wearing a ski mask. You can't tell he's black until they put him on the ground and take it off.

So no, they couldn't even tell who was in the car. On the other hand, he'll only commit vote fraud in the future.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/05/2022 16:20 Comments || Top||

#8  Days ago Akron cancelled its usual 4th of July festival due to this competing & soon-to-occur festivity.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/05/2022 16:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Stupid way to break up a riot. Use claymores.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/05/2022 22:14 Comments || Top||


Halifax Bank Tells Non-woke customers to leave
Canada, eh?
[TheLiberal] In a bizarre attempt at virtue signalling how over the top woke and progressive they are Halifax Bank has advised customers who do not agree with the current hysterical transgender ideology running rampant in the west should cease their business with the institution.

The bank's official twitter account tweeted on Tuesday in reply to those questioning if an announcement regarding employees at the bank having their preferred pronouns displayed on their name tags was parody,

The righteously indignant reply came swiftly from Halifax:

"We strive for inclusion, equality and quite simply, in doing what's right. If you disagree with our values, you're welcome to close your account. ^AndyM"
Halifax is part of the Lloyds Banking Group conglomerate. LYG stock took a 90% hit back in ~2008 and hasn't really recovered much at all.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I suppose the Halifax Bank didn't get the memo: "Go woke..."
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/05/2022 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2 

If there is any justice and normalcy in Canada still?

The lawyers are gonna get richer and this bank is gonna be facing a Customer account Drain/Run shortly.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/05/2022 6:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Related to wokeness: expecting announcements from TX and FL ceasing business with UPS for state parcel handling.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/05/2022 13:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Joke's on the customers. Banking (especially in Canada) is increasingly being treated as a privilege. Cut yourself off from the banks and watch as how you are reduced to a 1980s tech level and are unable to buy or sell. Good luck with your fax machine and handwritten letters sent by post office.
Posted by: Albemarle Snerert7268 || 07/05/2022 15:01 Comments || Top||

#5  ...seem to recall after Trudeau froze a couple of bank accounts and consequently there was a major run on the banks (who in turn communicated with the government "WTF").
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/05/2022 15:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Banking (especially in Canada) is increasingly being treated as a privilege.

Better to get one’s money out now, then, and make one’s investments privately and in cash, or with a private bank not swayed by such fashionable nonsense. Or put together a private credit union for a few like minded friends - I believe that’s known as micro-banking in the Third World, and very popular in charitable circles.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/05/2022 21:54 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
A Side-By-Side Revival A new generation of classic shotguns roars back
[G&G] I don’t know if my pal Scott Wood is ahead of his time, or just plain hardheaded. After thirty years of hunting and friendship, there’s evidence for the latter. But as for his affinity for side-by-side shotguns—he has carried a pre—World War II Belgium-made 16-gauge Francotte for decades—he explains it this way: "I like the balance of a side-by-side because it comes up quicker," he says. "There’s a significant advantage to double triggers—I can make a split-second decision to drop back to the rear trigger if I have a long shot. And you’re looking down a wide plane over both barrels, which lends itself to true instinctive shooting. If we were meant to shoot over-and-unders, we’d have one eye on top of the other."

In other words, Wood wields a side-by-side because it’s as functional as it is lovely, and that’s a perspective finding new traction in the field these days. There’s a genuine revival of interest in side-by-side shotguns, with manufacturers filling in the price-point gap between heavy, soulless, and correspondingly cheap models and the five-digit bespoke guns that have long defined the breed.

Part of the fuel driving the side-by-side love is the general rise in interest in upland bird hunting. It’s hard to put a number on the increase, but everyone from outfitters to gun dealers to kennel owners reports a bump in the number of people newly intrigued with chasing quail and woodcock. In addition to Wood’s list of advantages, these shotguns are trimmer and can weigh less than over-and-unders and other shotgun actions. That makes them keenly suited for pulling through the South’s more iconic landscapes—hellish cutovers, cane thickets, and briar-knotted brambles.

The newer models are also quite handsome. Whereas less expensive side-by-sides—think sub-$600—tended to be ugly and clunky, more recent offerings put greater emphasis on aesthetics and build quality.

The Fabarm Autumn is a perfect example. The Italian gunmaker began producing side-by-side shotguns at its founding around 1900, and while a few Fabarm shotguns found their way stateside, the company never gained much of an American following. That could soon change. In 2011, the venerable gunmaker Caesar Guerini announced its purchase of an equity stake in Fabarm, and last year began importing the first Fabarm side-by-side shotgun made with American shooters in mind.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2022 06:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under:


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Woke employee who refused to work while 'mourning' Roe v. Wade fired
[NYPOST] A woke Universal Music Group worker claims he was fired for "speaking up" about child sacrifice abortion rights — after he admitted he refused to work because he was in "mourning" over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Michael Lopez, a production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises, blasted the company as "anti-gay" for terminating a "queer brown person" during Pride Month for "speaking up in defense of child sacrifice abortion rights," according to a lengthy note on LinkedIn that went viral last week.

"Last Friday, like countless other folks, I was devastated by the news of the supreme court’s [sic] attack on child sacrifice abortion rights," Lopez wrote.

"Paired with the flood of anti-queer and anti-trans legislation, it’s been hard to process how company’s [sic] expect us to be productive while our rights are being stripped away."

Lopez then went on to explain that each Friday "one of my tasks was to process reports for upcoming releases" and then to email his work to 275 people.

But instead of doing the usual process reports, he wrote an email that read: "I didn’t do them today."

"I’m in mourning due to the attack on people with uteruses in the US. Federally guaranteed access to child sacrifice abortion is gone," the email continued.

Posted by: Fred || 07/05/2022 00:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Suck it up, buttercup.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/05/2022 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Universal Music has exactly two priorities: making money and counting that money. Sugarplum here should have known that.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/05/2022 4:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Hmmm, people are starting to get tired of the snowflakes bullshit, good.
Posted by: Chris || 07/05/2022 9:43 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ They will never really get tired of it. But the C-suite guys are tired of the calls from Accounting and PR.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/05/2022 9:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Now he can mourn two things.
Posted by: Super Hose || 07/05/2022 10:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe the White House is still hiring...

Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/05/2022 10:16 Comments || Top||

#7 
Liberals and Generation "?" Lessons Learned.
1. When you work for a Business, focus on doing its Business.

2. Never bite the hand that feed you, because you are likely to no longer get fed.

3. Better not list them on your resume.

4. If you are true blue Rainbow GAY, what does abortion matter to you any way, other than just playing a Liberal Persona Role for other Liberal screwballs.


Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/05/2022 11:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Dr. Raymond Stantz speaking to Dr. Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters, 1984):

"You don't know what it's like. I've worked in the private sector. They expect results..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/05/2022 12:03 Comments || Top||

#9  I think a big part of what's happening is the people at the top see a string of bad earnings quarters coming, and they are trying to get out ahead of analysts and shareholders asking why all this non-germane to the corporation's business stuff is being allowed.

It would be great if the coming (already here) recession killed the corporate "mission statement" bullscrit.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/05/2022 12:10 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Not possible to evacuate all those who wanted to leave Lysychansk, - Valery Shibiko
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Oleksandr Kravchenko

[LB] It was not possible to evacuate everyone who wanted to leave Lysychansk in Luhansk region in time.

This was reported by the head of the Lysychansk Regional Council Valery Shibiko in a comment to Radio Svoboda.

"As much as we would like to take everyone out, the flow has increased a lot in recent days, and the shelling has also increased. We took out those we could, but I think we were unable to reach some areas in the depths of Lysychansk," he said.

According to Shibiko, some of the people who remain in the city were really waiting for the arrival of the Russian army . These are older people who still remember the Soviet Union, they are waiting for it and have waited.

"They believe that the Soviet Union has come to them now," he said.

As previously reported, the occupiers gained a foothold in Lysychansk . They also managed to force their way through Siverskyi Donets in order to capture Beilohorivka in the fifth month of the full-scale invasion. In addition, they occupied Zolotarivka.

The main thing for the day. Monday, July 4

[LB] Ruined Luhansk region, HIMARS at work, our national idea and Spinraza in Ukraine. How will the 131st day of the full-scale war be remembered.

The Russian invaders, in order to justify the destruction of civilian objects - churches, schools, hospitals - make information about the location of Ukrainian military units there.

The command urged Ukrainians to trust information only from verified sources and not to spread Russian fakes and disinformation.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian defenders, as the General Staff said, continue to inflict losses on the Russians and repulse many enemy attacks. Thus, in the Kharkiv direction, Ukrainian fighters stopped the enemy assault in the direction of Sosnivka and pushed back the Russians, and in the Kramatorsk direction, they repelled the assault in the settlement of Bilogorivka. The occupiers left.

The head of the Luhansk regional military administration , Serhiy Gaidai , said that a small part of the territory of the Luhansk region still remains under the control of the Ukrainian military.

"We are defending a small part of Luhansk region so that our military has time to build defensive redoubts. Fighting continues in the Belogorivka area," Gaidai noted.

A total of 90 percent of Luhansk region's infrastructure is destroyed, 60 percent of buildings cannot be restored.

Journalists of the French TV channel FRANCE 24 came under fire while working on a story about Ukrainian rescuers in Donetsk region.

Together with the French journalists, the rescuers and local residents who came to collect water delivered by the State Emergency Service workers were under fire.

The journalists did not cut the shots of the Russian shelling from the plot.

In the Izyum direction, the Ukrainian military struck enemy warehouses with ammunition for the occupiers' artillery.

The military released a video of the destruction of enemy stocks.

Our defenders also published a vivid photo of the operation of the HIMARS missile systems in the Zaporizhzhia direction.

"Combat work of HIMARS. Zaporizhzhia direction. Nice, fast, accurate," the military emphasized.

Posted by: badanov || 07/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under:


Shelling of Slavyansk: 6 dead, including a 10-year-old girl
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Vesti] Another 19 people were injured

In Slavyansk, as a result of shelling on Sunday, July 3, six people were killed, including a child, and 19 more were injured.

This was announced on Facebook by the head of the military-civilian administration of Slavyansk Vadim Lyakh.

"The results of yesterday's shelling of the city: 6 dead, including a ten-year-old girl, 19 wounded. I offer sincere condolences to everyone who lost loved ones and relatives," Lyakh wrote.

He urged the townspeople not to forget about the evacuation.

"Today we send a flight to the Rivne region. Tomorrow the buses will go to Pokrovsk, on a train to Lviv. On Wednesday, July 6, there will again be a group to the Rivne region with resettlement," the head of the CAA wrote.

Slavyansk has become a front-line city: the Russian army is 7-10 kilometers away

[Vesti] The mayor noted that now it is important to evacuate as many people as possible

As of today, Slavyansk in the Donetsk region has become a front-line city: Russian troops are at a distance of 7-10 kilometers. This was stated by Mayor Vadim Lyakh on the air of Espreso .

"The city has already become front-line. Now it is important to evacuate as many people as possible, yesterday's event (shelling, - ed.) became a marker and people began to leave the city more actively ," the mayor said.

Lyakh noted that the enemy in different directions is a few kilometers from Slavyansk.

"If you take it in the direction of Liman to Raigorodka, it's 7-10, if you take it in the direction of Izyum, Dolyna, it's 30. If you take it in the direction of Svyatogorsk, it's up to 20. Artillery is already hitting the city, the enemy has such an opportunity," the mayor added.

Posted by: badanov || 07/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under:


Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: July 4th, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Korrespondent] 23:20 The world is talking about the possible creation of a Middle East analogue of NATO - a deterrent military alliance designed to maintain stability in the region and, mainly, to resist Iran. Read more in the NATO material for the Middle East .

23:14 Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky proposed introducing fines for violating the curfew. According to him, not everyone complies with the curfew, which is not a whim, but a security issue and a measure necessary to deal with enemy sabotage groups.

23:10 Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Digital Transformation Oleksandr Fedienko denied the information about the ban on conscripts to travel outside their place of residence: "I checked the information, I want to reassure the public that neither the Ministry of Defense, nor the General Staff, nor the Cabinet of Ministers prepare such documents, and drafts of such documents were not considered.

23:08 Zelensky said in an evening video message that Ukraine needs at least 25 new and modern technologically advanced waste processing plants: “They are able to provide both energy and secondary raw materials, and, finally, solve the outdated problem of landfills and landfills, the inability of many communities find a solution for waste."

23:03 Zelensky said in an evening video message that the restoration of Ukraine is not only about what needs to be done later, after the victory, but also about what needs to be done now. Thus, the Ukrainian forces liberated more than a thousand settlements from the invaders - all of them were subjected to large-scale destruction. And we also need to prepare schools and universities for the new academic year, prepare for winter, and so on. After all, a significant part of the economy has been destroyed by hostilities and Russian strikes, thousands of enterprises do not work: "And this means a high need for jobs, for social benefits, despite the decrease in tax revenues."

22:14 More than 8 million Ukrainians left the country - mostly women and children; about 3 million people have returned, Cabinet Minister Oleg Nemchinov said on the air of the telethon. At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that it is summer now, and there is a shuttle movement: returning, people evaluate the state of their property and housing, and if shelling continues and property is destroyed, they, as a rule, leave the country again.

Nemchinov stressed that there are no completely safe regions in the country, but the right-bank regions are better covered by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and normal life resumes there.

21:52 Speaker of the Odesa OVA Serhiy Bratchuk announced massive fires at railway infrastructure facilities in Donetsk. Meanwhile, local publics report allegedly "massive shelling" of the city and publish photos and videos of the consequences .

21:39 14 new military administrations have been formed in the Donetsk region - Zelensky signed a corresponding decree.

21:37 Podolyak confirmed the destruction of Russian warehouses and command posts with the help of HIMARS: “Russian warehouses and command posts were destroyed, Serpent Island was liberated ... HIMARS have already proved that American weapons are head and shoulders above everything that Russia has. Ukrainians have proven that they can learn quickly and effectively manage modern western weapons. Conclusion: more weapons = more victories."

21:34 NATO has completed negotiations with Sweden and Finland on their accession, and already on Tuesday, July 5, the countries will sign the accession protocols. After that, they will be submitted to all member countries for ratification in accordance with their national legislation.

21:26 To leave the place of residence, those liable for military service must now obtain permission, the Zaporizhzhia District Police Department said. Citizens who are registered with the military can leave their district or city only with special permission from the head of the district or city territorial recruitment and social support center.

21:22 Ukraine is negotiating with Turkey and the UN on security guarantees for the export of Ukrainian grain, Zelensky said at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Sweden.

20:49 The summit of first ladies and gentlemen - wives and husbands of heads of state - will be held on July 23, Olena Zelenska said in a video conference speech at a conference in Lugano. According to the wife of the Ukrainian president, one of her top priorities at the summit is the absence of barriers, since the war cripples dozens of people every day. They will also talk about the mental health of the victims. This will be the second such summit - the debut event in this format took place in August 2021.

20:38 Zelensky, following a meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, said that the countries in a joint statement fixed key issues for both states - defense cooperation, cooperation in the fields of nuclear energy and energy efficiency, financial support for Ukraine. "This is the first such document in the history of bilateral relations between Ukraine and Sweden," Zelensky stressed.

20:26 In Ukraine, 315 railway containers with Russian and Belarusian mineral fertilizers were arrested for a total amount of about $12 million. According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, the wagons entered Ukraine, violating the country's customs legislation. The wagons were seized "in order to ensure the safety of this property as material evidence and their possible confiscation in the future."

20:17 The flag of Ukraine was delivered to Zmiiny, but it was not raised or installed there, Natalya Gumenyuk, press secretary of OK Pivden, said: "The flag was delivered to the island by helicopter. It will wait for the troops to arrive, and then it will fly. No one is on the island landed. Who will install it, stick it in, lift it? And no one will risk people for the sake of a photo for the media."

20:12 In Lugano, Switzerland, Ukraine presented a post-war reconstruction plan worth over $750 billion, which will include 850 projects to rebuild the country. More about it - in the material Plan for the restoration of Ukraine .

19:38 The Armed Forces of Ukraine stopped the advance of the Russians in three directions. So, in the Kharkiv direction, the Ukrainian military stopped the assault towards Sosnovka and threw them back, the General Staff said. In the Kramatorsk direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulsed the assault on Belogorovka, and in the Bakhmut direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine forced the Russians to move away from the Uglegorsk TPP and the surroundings of Berestovo. In the Slavic direction, the enemy attacks in the direction of the Mazanovka point, with partial success.

In the Black Sea, three carriers are ready for missile strikes, their total salvo is up to 20 Caliber cruise missiles.

19:12 Former deputy of the Servant of the People, collaborator Alexei Kovalev has been appointed "deputy prime minister for agriculture" of the Kherson region, said the "head of administration" of the region Vladimir Saldo. The "government" was headed by Sergei Eliseev, who previously held the post of first deputy head of government in the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. Another of his "deputies" was Vladimir Bespalov, who also came from the Kaliningrad region. Mikhail Rodikov, deputy head of the administration of the city district of Kashira, Moscow Region, became the "Minister of Education and Science".

18:36 Ukrainian troops left the last major city of the Luhansk region. About what the reason is and how it will affect the further development of the war - in the material Exit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Lysichansk .

18:10 The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not need forced mobilization of women, there are no restrictions on crossing the border for women and are not planned, said the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar. According to her, information about the mobilization of women in Ukraine is a Russian fake.

17:58 An enemy helicopter from the territory of the Russian Federation fired two missiles at the Esman territorial community of the Sumy region, the school premises were damaged, there were no casualties, the Pivnich Operational Command reported.

17:23 From tomorrow, Great Britain introduces new sanctions against Belarus - a ban on the import of iron and steel from there and on the export of luxury goods to Belarus, including works of art and designer bags.

17:19 Russia "appointed" First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation Sergey Eliseev as the head of the "government" of the Kherson region.

17:17 Ukraine presented a plan for the restoration of the country in Lugano. It is provided for ten years and is aimed at accelerating sustainable economic growth. In total, there are 850 projects in the plan, their implementation requires funding of approximately $750 billion. Within the framework of the project, a list of National Programs was determined to achieve key results:

  • Strengthening institutional capacity (restarting SAP, NABU, completion of corporatization of state enterprises) - $0.1 billion;

  • Digital state - $0.1 billion;

  • Strengthening security and defense - $50 billion;

  • The desire for integration into the EU - $ 1 billion;

  • Restoration of a clean and protected environment - $20 billion;

  • Energy Independence and Green Deal - $130 billion;

  • Improvement of the business environment - $5 billion;

  • Ensuring competitive access to capital - $75 billion;

  • Ensuring macro-financial stability - $60-80 billion;

  • Development of sectors of the economy with added value - $50 billion;

  • Expansion and integration of logistics with the EU - $120-160 billion;

  • Restoration and modernization of housing and infrastructure in the regions - $150-250 billion;

  • Restoration and modernization of social infrastructure - $35 billion;

  • Development of the education system - $5 billion;

  • Modernization of the healthcare system - $5 billion;

  • Development of culture and sports systems - $20 billion;

  • Ensuring an effective social policy - $ 7 billion.

17:12 Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson visited Bucha and Borodianka and said after that: "President Volodymyr Zelensky says that Ukrainians are fighting not just for Ukraine, but for the civilized world and democratic values. And this is the absolute truth."

16:58 Zelensky, during his online address at a conference in Lugano, thanked the European Commission for the initiative to create a special European platform for the restoration of Ukraine, however, all initiatives, plans, ambitions, according to him, should be in a single system: "Therefore, Ukraine offers its national a recovery plan on which each initiative can be built."

Among the key principles are: safety, manufacturability, compliance with environmental standards, the use of green technologies, maximum transparency and the implementation of the restoration project in the real economic life of Ukraine in order to create new jobs and new industries.

16:47 To restore Ukraine, $750 billion is needed, Kiev sees the confiscated assets of the Russian Federation as the main source of funding, Shmyhal said.

16:42 Zelensky spoke at the Conference on the Restoration of Ukraine in Lugano: "With its aggression, Russia wants to prove that it is allegedly subject to not just territory, but life as such, and that it can decide for everyone whether they will have life at all. Therefore this war is not just ours, not just a local one - somewhere in the east of Europe. This is Russia's attack on everything that is of value to you and me. Therefore, the restoration of Ukraine is not a local project, not a project of one people, but a common task of all democratic world - all countries that can say about themselves: we are civilized. Rebuilding Ukraine means restoring the principles of life, restoring the expanse of life, restoring what makes people human."

16:17 The EU is ready to create an international platform for the restoration of Ukraine after the war, said the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

16:12 Lithuania has acquired a combat drone Bayraktar Vanagas (Hawk), for which the Lithuanians have collected more than 5 million euros. Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas said that after the presentation on July 6, Bayraktar will be handed over to Ukraine.

16:09 Mariupol was left without doctors: 17 doctors who arrived from Russia worked in the city, but from today they have been sent home, Mayor's adviser Petr Andryushchenko said. According to him, there are no own doctors in the city, "that is, it can be stated that from today there is no medical care in Mariupol."

16:05 Putin is convinced that he is already at war with Europe, Podolyak said: "Gas blackmail, rising prices, migration crisis, cyber attacks, propaganda ... Each element is part of a larger picture: from Putin's point of view, he is already at war with "Europe. Many EU leaders understand this. For the rest, it's better to say goodbye to dangerous illusions."

16:02 A possible visit of the Pope to Kiev will support the spirit of Ukrainians and strengthen the peacekeeping mission of the Holy See, said the speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleg Nikolenko.

15:58 Russia pays Bulgarian public figures for spreading propaganda, Lena Borislavova, government spokeswoman and head of the Bulgarian Prime Minister's Office, told Euractiv. According to her, local public figures, journalists and politicians receive 2,000 euros a month for forming a positive public opinion about the Russian Federation: “To all of you who spit on the EU and NATO for free, and also support Putin’s actions in Ukraine, know that you screwed up. who inspire you to do it, get paid. Monthly."

15:55 The EU is seeking to agree on the seventh package of sanctions against Russia by the end of July, Rikard Jozwiak, a European journalist for Radio Liberty, said. According to him, the seventh package will close some loopholes not taken into account by previous sanctions, and will also impose an embargo on Russian gold.

15:53 ​​The Economist's information that Ukrainian units are located a kilometer from the outskirts of Kherson is untrue and harms the military operation, said Natalya Humenyuk, head of the joint coordination press center of the Pivden operational command: "Only the military can comment on the advance of troops. Any analysts , deputies, other political and just active figures at the moment only harm with such statements.Firstly, it does not correspond to reality, and secondly, it disorients our people, the local population, it harms not only the military operation, but, in the end , and the image of those who claim it."

15:45 Ukrainian border guards have not yet recorded the formation of a strike group of Russian troops for an offensive from the territory of Belarus, Transnistria or through the Sumy and Chernihiv regions, said Andrei Demchenko, spokesman for the State Border Service. According to him, the Russian Federation continues to hold separate units of the armed forces in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions - this is done to demonstrate the presence and constrain the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time, the Russians do not stop shelling the territory of Chernihiv and especially Sumy regions.

15:36 The EU is discussing the creation of a single body for the implementation of the sanctions policy. High-ranking officials in Brussels are discussing the creation of such a body, as more stringent and consistent application of sanctions is needed, writes the FT.

This can be a really effective solution, allowing sanctions decisions to be made faster than it is now according to the formula of seeking consensus among all EU members, Yermak believes.

15:33 In Mariupol, the invaders are preparing for the Ukrainian counteroffensive. Thus, the Russians are installing anti-tank hedgehogs in the city center and digging in equipment almost in the middle of Mira Avenue, suddenly reinforcing the regime again and re-locating stationary checkpoints around the city, said Petr Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor. Also, the Russians, according to him, are building fortifications at an accelerated pace, hiding behind a residential area, guarding the railway line throughout the city and not allowing Mariupol residents to work there. In addition, mining is carried out in the fields in the direction of Novoazovsk.

15:27 A "natural exchange" of goods is being introduced in the stores of occupied Kherson. According to Ukrainian military intelligence, sellers each time separately agree with buyers on the rate of such an exchange. Numerous cases of food loans are also recorded, when sellers sell goods on credit at 10-20%.

Cases of abductions of former heads of communal institutions and organizations, mid-level heads of local executive authorities who do not want to cooperate with the occupiers have become more frequent in the city. And about 20 boxes of materials about voters living on the territory of Kherson were taken out from institutions that kept records of voters during the election campaigns. Probably, this is connected with another attempt to hold the so-called "referendum", notes the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Moscow Region.

15:22 In Moscow, a territory has been chosen by voting for a name in honor of the "Luhansk People's Republic" - near the British Embassy.

15:09 The world's first full-scale cyber war is now underway in Ukraine, said Yuriy Shchigol, head of the State Special Communications Service. According to him, Russian hackers often work outside official state structures, but are deeply integrated into the Russian intelligence services, and their activities are coordinated with other military activities.

At the same time, just as the Russian army systematically ignores the rules of war, Russian hackers behave quite unscrupulously in cyberspace. Their targets are critical infrastructures such as energy and utilities, hospitals and first responders, the financial system, logistics that assist organizations. During the period of the largest flow of Ukrainian refugees, hackers also attacked humanitarian organizations, Shchigol said.

15:04 In wartime conditions, full-time education will be introduced in Ukraine in agreement with the authorities, said the head of the Ministry of Education and Science Serhiy Shkarlet. So, if there is a danger, educational institutions will switch to a distance or blended learning format. If in the shelter at the educational institution there are not enough places for everyone, then in this case it is recommended to divide the training into several shifts.

An option is also being considered in which some of the subjects can be taught offline, and some online. If parents are afraid of full-time education, then they will be able to choose another form of education for the child - remote, individual or external.

14:55 Putin said that the units that took part in the battles in the Lugansk region "must rest, increase their combat capabilities." In addition, he announced that he would sign a decree conferring the title of Hero of Russia to Generals Lapin (who commanded the troops advancing on Lisichansk) and Abachev. According to Putin, Generals Lapin and Surovikin (commander of the Aerospace Forces) reported to him proposals for continuing the "special operation" in Ukraine.

14:47 In the Donetsk region, journalists of the French television channel France 24 came under fire. TV crews, along with rescuers, were delivering water to civilians, the State Emergency Service reported.

14:41 Arestovich explained why the retreat from Lysichansk is good for Ukraine. So, according to him, thanks to the operation, it was possible to pin down the main enemy forces, inflict damage on them, buy time for the supply of Western weapons and improve the second line of defense, and also create conditions for offensive operations in other sectors of the front.

According to the adviser to the head of the Presidential Administration, one of the main achievements of this operation was "the broken Red Army stereotype" not one step back ", which for eight years by inertia put pressure on the military opinion of Ukrainians and cost Ukraine and Ilovaisk, and the fall of the DAP, the 32nd checkpoint." He stressed that "breaking the stereotype is very expensive, it is the birth of a national military school."

14:30 Energoatom reports that the massive missile strikes of the RF Armed Forces in the area of ​​the Uglegorsk TPP, which the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported in the morning report, occurred on the line of contact with the thermal power plant. Also the day before, local media reported about the fire of tanks with fuel oil due to shells.

14:24 Ukraine and Switzerland have signed an agreement providing for "green" investments in projects in energy, heat supply and industry, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said. According to him, in exchange for these investments, Switzerland will receive verified results from Ukraine on climate change mitigation.

In turn, Energy Minister German Galushchenko said that Ukraine wants to build 7.1 GW of new green energy capacities. At the first stage, in order to increase the stability of the energy system, it is planned to build 750 MW of storage capacities. The Ministry of Energy is also exploring the possibility of exporting 10 GW of hydrogen to the EU.

13:46 The military operation on Zmeinoye has been completed, the Ukrainian flag has been installed there , said Natalya Gumenyuk, head of the press center of the Southern Defense Forces.

13:15 The "Supreme Court of the DPR" received a cassation complaint from the convicted Moroccan Saadun Brahim, who fought for Ukraine, Russian media write.

13:13 70 Russian diplomats and members of their families were expelled from Bulgaria. According to the Bulgarian press, the total number of passengers who have left the country is more than 180, writes Euroactiv. "We are expelling 70 Russian diplomats. Anyone who works for foreign interests will be called to return to the country they came from," outgoing Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said, congratulating the Bulgarian security services on a job well done.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Bulgaria had reduced "to a minimum, even to zero" the possibility of the functioning of the Russian embassy in Sofia.

12:58 Stories about "Nazis" in Ukraine have become the central theme of Kremlin propaganda only since February 24, writes The New York Times and cites data from the analytical company Semantic Visions. She has analyzed nearly 8 million articles about Ukraine collected from more than 8,000 Russian websites since 2014. The study found that the number of references to Nazism was relatively flat for eight years before rising sharply to an unprecedented level on February 24 and has remained high ever since.

12:53 According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russia is working on several scenarios for the occupied territories of Ukraine - from annexation to the creation of quasi-republics, said Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, in an interview with RBC-Ukraine. He confirmed that the Russians are preparing pseudo-referendums for September 11 in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, but a single scenario has not yet been determined.

"They are preparing to join, but in parallel with this there are other options. The creation of new "people's republics", the creation of one large "people's republic", the annexation of a vast territory to Russia, the annexation of a separate territory to Russia - all this will be decided, as always in Russia , on the last day," Budanov said.

12:47 The leader of the "LPR" Pasechnik said that after the "liberation" of the territories, it is necessary to "push the enemy further for safety, the task of denazification of the territory of all Ukraine has not been canceled."

12:44 Borrell said that the EU is actively reducing gas and oil imports from Russia, and by the end of 2022, the union countries expect to reduce oil supplies by 90%. He stressed that such decisions will free the EU from the dependence and political pressure of "Putin's aggression." Borrell is also convinced that the sanctions have already proved their effectiveness and "strongly hit Putin and his accomplices." Thus, Russia for all technologies is 45% dependent on Europe and 21% on the United States, while on China - only 11%.

12:40 Occupants in Crimea are preparing for forced mobilization, reports the Representation of the President of Ukraine in Crimea. So, recently a decree of the so-called "head of the Republic of Crimea" appeared, which created a "draft commission for the mobilization of citizens." Ukrainians in the occupied Crimea are urged to sabotage the decision of the occupiers and do everything possible to avoid mobilization.

12:37 Peskov said that the Russian "special operation" in Ukraine "is going according to plan, moving forward in accordance with existing plans and adjustments." He also stressed that Putin this year will not congratulate Biden and the Americans on Independence Day, because "this year has become the culmination of an unfriendly policy on the part of the United States."

12:26 The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the four largest ammunition depots in the Donetsk region in two weeks, Girkin said. Earlier today, the media reported that one of the largest Russian ammunition depots in Snezhnoye had been destroyed.

12:23 Ukrainian troops left Lisichansk without loss, head of the Lugansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai said in an interview with the BBC: "Our military could hold the city for a long time, but now Russia has a huge advantage in artillery and ammunition. They would simply destroy the city from afar, so there was no point in staying. We would have been surrounded and had to sit there while the city was shelled. So we decided not to allow the encirclement. We decided to withdraw to ready-made fortified positions further west, occupy them and continue the fight against the Russian army from there. As a result , all left without loss.

12:07 In the Black Sea, Russian ships with 28 Caliber class missiles on board are on alert, said Sergey Bratchuk, speaker of the Odessa OVA. He also noted that the enemy tried to activate aerial reconnaissance, but the Defense Forces prevented the operation.

12:01 In Mariupol, up to 3% of local residents have access to water - this is now the main problem of the city, said Mayor's adviser Petr Andryushchenko. According to him, Mariupol residents are forced to overcome kilometers in the morning to get into queues at water collection points. Water is collected everywhere, including sewer wells, where water appeared after experiments with water supply.

11:58 State budget expenditures in June amounted to UAH 232 billion, People's Deputy Yaroslav Zheleznyak said: "This, of course, is still a very large amount, but already less than it was in May (UAH 251 billion). But given the volume of foreign aid in June, the gap completely closed."

11:56 SBU neutralized Russian agents reconnaissance of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in southern Ukraine. During a special operation in the Nikolaev region, three deeply concealed enemy agents were detained. They reconnoitered the combat positions and movements of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the geolocation of strategic critical infrastructure facilities in the region.

11:29 "Soft" Ukrainization will begin in Krivoy Rog, head of the city's VA Oleksandr Vilkul said. According to him, from July 1, the military administration has organized clubs We communicate in Ukrainian in every district of the city, classes will be free. They want to invite writers, artists, specialized specialists on various topics to the clubs for communication. In addition to offline courses, there will also be an online program We speak Ukrainian correctly .

11:24 In Severodonetsk, the occupiers are trying to resume administrative activities, said the mayor of the city Alexander Stryuk. So, they have already created a commandant's office, they are looking for specialists in housing and communal services, they are going to conduct a census of children. Stryuk also said that if the Russians succeed in restoring electricity, it will not be enough even to launch pumping stations.

11:10 Pope Francis said that after a trip to Canada on July 24-30, he would like to visit Moscow and Kiev.

10:47 Russia's activation of the use of missiles against Ukraine is connected with the change of the head of the "special operation", Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine: "The head of the, as they say, "special military operation" in Ukraine has changed, he became the commander of the air forces He knows how to fight with bombers and missiles, so he does what he can."

According to Budanov, Russia clearly understands where, plus or minus, their missiles will hit: “Yes, there are questions regarding their low accuracy, but they understand that these will be attacks on the civilian population. They are absolutely fine with this, you can even see it on official rhetoric, what they say is, in principle, not very justified.

Budanov also does not believe that Russia will use nuclear weapons. In his opinion, the Kremlin clearly understands that the use of nuclear weapons will simply hasten the collapse of Russia.

10:39 Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albaniz, after a visit to Ukraine, expressed support for our country: "President Zelensky has demonstrated the courage and leadership characteristic of his people in the face of Russia's brutal and illegal invasion. My visit to Ukraine sends a clear message that democratic countries, such as Australia will support the Ukrainian people in difficult times."

10:36 Steinmeier predicts the beginning of a "new era" after the war in Ukraine. In his opinion, no one will be able to return to normal politics and business after the war, and countries should now reduce their dependence on authoritarian regimes. Now the world needs a political, military and economic reorientation, Steinmeier said: "We must make our democracies, our economies sustainable, without losing sight of our goals: a rules-based world order and a liberal, fair and climate-friendly global economy."

One of these goals should be independence from authoritarian states, while it is necessary to find new partners, Steinmeier urged. According to him, these could be countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and African countries.

10:33 British intelligence reports that Ukrainian forces have left the last major settlement in the Lugansk region, which is under the control of Ukraine. Now the attention of the Russian Federation will almost certainly switch to the capture of the Donetsk region. The fight for Donbas "was stubborn and exhausting, and this is unlikely to change in the coming weeks," experts say.

Analysts also note that, despite the abandonment of the Serpent's Island, Russia continues to have a destructive influence on the agricultural sector of Ukraine. Exports of Ukrainian agricultural products in 2022, according to their forecasts, are unlikely to exceed 35% of the total volume in 2021.

10:24 The war in Ukraine will end in 2023 - such an opinion was expressed in an interview with RBC-Ukraine by the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Kirill Budanov. According to him, the first visible results of the turning point in the war will be already in August this year, and by the end of 2022, active hostilities will significantly decrease. He predicts the end of the war next year, and Budanov considers the end of the war to be “reaching the borders as of 1991”.

He also noted that at this stage there is no threat from the Belarusian army to Ukraine: there are very few Russian troops on the territory of Belarus, and what is happening near our borders are planned activities, preparations for the offensive are not being carried out.

10:18 The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine warns that today there are a large number of cases when Russian special services, under the guise of authorized state services or "public organizations", contacted the families of Ukrainian defenders in order to allegedly "provide information" about the military or "facilitate release from captivity ". In fact, this is done in order to obtain information. Ukrainian intelligence asks not to transfer any data to unverified persons and reminds that only state authorities and responsible institutions or organizations are engaged in the exchange of prisoners or the search for missing defenders.

09:47 In the Luhansk region, the defense of the remaining territories is still underway, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai. According to him, this is necessary so that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have time to build fortifications in new positions. Gaidai added that about 8,000 people remained in Severodonetsk, and 10,000 in Lisichansk.

09:34 The General Staff studied the estimated losses of the enemy on the morning of July 4. The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the Slavic and Donetsk directions.

  • personnel - about 36,200 (+230) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1589 (+5),

  • armored combat vehicles - 3754 (+10),

  • artillery systems - 804 (+3),

  • MLRS - 246 (+0),

  • air defense systems - 105 (+0),

  • aircraft - 217 (+0),

  • helicopters - 187 (+0),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 658 (+4),

  • cruise missiles - 144 (+0),

  • ships/boats - 15 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 2629 (+11),

  • special equipment - 65 (+1).

09:07 According to the updated information of the mayor of Slavyansk Vadim Lyakh, as a result of yesterday's massive shelling of the city, six people were killed, including a ten-year-old girl, another 19 were injured.

08:49 This morning, the Russian army attacked the Shevchenkovsky district of Kharkiv, as a result of which a comprehensive school was destroyed, Oleg Sinegubov, head of the OVA, said. Three people died in the area in one day.

08:28 In the controlled part of the Donetsk region over the past day, nine civilians were killed by Russian shelling: six in Slavyansk, one each in Avdeevka, Bakhmut and Zaitsevo, said the head of the OVA Pavel Kirilenko. Two children were among the dead. Another 25 people were injured.

08:25 Today, the official part of The Ukraine Recovery Conference 2022 begins in Lugano, Switzerland, at which the "Marshall Plan" for the restoration of Ukraine will be presented. In the EU, they talked about contributing 500 billion euros to implement the plan.

08:22 The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) predicts that after the capture of Lisichansk and the settlements around it, the Russians will advance on Seversk , or intensify attacks on Bakhmut or Slavyansk.

08:19 The Russians entrenched themselves in Lisichansk, they also managed to force the Seversky Donets River and capture Belogorovka and Zolotarevka, said the head of the Luhansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai.

08:13 The New York Times writes, citing military experts and interlocutors from Ukraine, that after the restoration of forces and regrouping, the Russians are likely to attack Bakhmut, a strategic hub of the Ukrainian armed forces. They will attack there from the direction of Popasnaya. In the meantime, they will storm Bakhmut, the forces of the Russian Federation to the north and west will conduct holding battles so that the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot transfer forces to the south. At the same time, the ultimate strategy here will be the creation of another "cauldron" around the large industrial cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, experts say.

07:58 Russian troops are conducting assault operations in the Slavyansk, Kurakhovsky and Avdeevsky directions, are fixed in the areas of Lisichansk and Belogorovka, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in the morning report . In the Donbas, the invaders are trying to push the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the Seversk-Fedorovka-Bakhmut line. The Russians moved 17 wagons with ammunition from the Crimea to the Kalanchak railway station in the village of Mirnoye, Kherson region.

07:46 The Russians fired artillery at two communities in the Krivoy Rog region - Zelenodolskaya and Shirokovskaya, said the head of the Dnepropetrovsk OVA Valentin Reznichenko. They beat on cities and villages, but people were not injured. In Shestern, the windows in the kindergarten were shattered by the blast wave.

07:41 In the Nikolaev region, the Ukrainian military opened fire on two enemy ammunition depots in the Bashtansky and Snigirevsky districts, OK Pivden reported. There is confirmation of the liquidation of one warehouse, the rest of the results are being explored. The enemy UAV Orlan-10, which was reconnoitering the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region, was also eliminated.

05:13 The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reports that Lisichansk and the region to the west of it were in charge of the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel General Alexander Lapin and the commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces, General of the Army Sergei Suvorikin (who also commands the "southern" group Russian troops in Ukraine). Analysts note that the involvement of two such high-ranking officers involved in the same case on a small sector of the front is noticeable and probably indicates the importance Putin attaches to the capture of Lysychansk and the border of the Luhansk region, as well as his distrust of junior officers.

03:20 G7 plans to halve the maximum price of Russian oil, said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida: "We will set an upper limit at about half of the current price and create a mechanism that will not allow you to buy it more expensive."

01:36 Great Britain in 2023 will hold a conference URC2022 dedicated to the restoration of Ukraine, said Foreign Minister Liz Truss. She also said that London is considering the possibility of confiscating frozen Russian assets in order to transfer them to Ukraine. That would likely require legislation, but not necessarily, to do so, Truss said.

01:08 More than 400 bodies of dead defenders have been returned to Ukraine, Vereshchuk said on the air of the telethon. At the same time, she emphasized that there are much more bodies.

00:49 Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albaniz, after a visit to the Antonov airfield in Gostomel, said that the world community must certainly help Ukraine build the world's largest aircraft.

00:35 In the evening, the Russians fired mortars at the territory and the premises of the Ata psycho-neurological boarding school in the Sumy region, after which they covered it with artillery. At least three people were injured - these are patients of the institution who are in the hospital, said the head of the Sumy OVA Dmitry Zhivitsky. As a result of the shelling, a fire broke out in the dining room of the institution, the administrative building and the hostel were destroyed.

00:27 The Melitopol airfield as a military base of the Russians no longer exists, the mayor of the city Ivan Fedorov said on the air of the telethon. According to him, after the first night shelling, the invaders began to evacuate all personnel, and after the second strike at about 6:00, they began to take out all the surviving equipment. According to Fedorov, several dozen Russian soldiers were injured as a result of these strikes.

00:14 Until the end of the year, Ukraine can receive up to $30 billion in financial lend-lease, Vasily Forman, deputy head of the NBU, said on the air of the telethon. At the same time, he highly appreciated the financial stability in Ukraine since February 24, noting that commercial banks can balance exchange rates. "Prices are rising all over the world, we have a factor of war, the destruction of supply chains - these factors do not depend on the government," he said, paying special attention to the fact that the National Bank is taking measures to pump out excess money supply so that inflation does not accelerate.

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Putin awarded the title of Hero of Russia to Generals Lapin and Abachev
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[RIA Novosti] Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree conferring the title of Hero of Russia on Major General Esedulla Abachev and Colonel General Alexander Lapin.

They were awarded for courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty.

A proposal to award the commander of the Center group and the deputy commander of the Eighth Army of the Southern Military District was made by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The agency said Russian troops under Lapin and Abachev had closed the ring around Lisichansk.

Earlier, Shoigu reported to the President on the liberation of the Lugansk People's Republic . Russian troops, together with units of the People's Militia of the LPR, established full control over Lisichansk and nearby settlements. The total area of ​​the liberated territories, as of July 3, was 182 square kilometers.

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#2  Lincoln went through a few generals before he found one that worked, too.
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#3  T least he didn't award himself medals like Stalin did in WW2
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Arestovich called the surrender of Lysichansk a successful operation of the Ukrainian troops
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[RIA Novosti] Aleksey Arestovich, an adviser to the head of Volodymyr Zelensky's office, called the surrender of Lisichansk and Severodonetsk a successful operation by the Ukrainian military.

"The defense of the Lisichansk-Severodonetsk agglomeration is a successful military operation. Its main tasks were: to pin down the main enemy forces, inflict losses on them, buy time for the supply of Western weapons and improve the second line of defense, create conditions for our offensive operations in other sectors of the front," — wrote Arestovich in the Telegram channel. According to him, "all tasks of the operation have been completed." He is convinced that Ukrainian troops will be able to take Lysichansk back under their control.

"Today is a holiday in the city": the liberation of Lisichansk

“One of the main achievements of this operation is the broken Red Army stereotype “not a step back”, which for eight years, by inertia, dominated our military thought and cost us both Ilovaisk and the fall of the DAP (Donetsk airport. - Approx. ed.), 32- And the breaking of a stereotype is worth a lot. This is the birth of a national military school... For once, we made them beautiful again," Arestovich said.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the liberation of the Lugansk People's Republic . As a result of successful military operations, the Russian Armed Forces, together with units of the People's Militia of the LPR, established full control over Lisichansk, the last city in the republic in which Ukrainian troops were stationed, as well as over a number of nearby settlements, the largest of which are Belogorovka, Novodruzhesk, Maloryazantsevo and Belaya Gora.

Leaving the city, Ukrainian militants blew up and destroyed some of the important administrative buildings, including the city hall. The correspondent of RIA Novosti reported that the military allied forces, having entered the city, hoisted the Banner of Victory on the destroyed administration building. Earlier, another large city of the LPR was liberated - Severodonetsk , in which the important chemical plant "Azot" is located.

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#1  The defense of the Lisichansk-Severodonetsk agglomeration is a successful military operation.

The operation was a success, but the patient has 'expired'.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/05/2022 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Just like Brandon's withdrawal from Afghanistan, right?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/05/2022 12:27 Comments || Top||

#3  blew up and destroyed some of the important administrative buildings, including the city hall

So. Portland. Minneapolis. Kenosha.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/05/2022 12:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Well.... it wasn't a disaster like Stalingrad.
Posted by: magpie || 07/05/2022 19:46 Comments || Top||

#5  ....or The First Anglo-Afghan War (1842) or US-Afghan War(under Biden)
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Russian Perspective: Operation to Denazify Ukraine: Operational Brief July 4th (updated)
Direct Translation via Google Translate.

Kindly note that several entries in this article were removed because they included discussions of the grand strategic level.

[NewsFrontInfo] 23:14 Ukrainian militants blocked the residents of Kharkiv in houses on Rymarskaya Street, where they equipped firing positions, said the head of the National Center for Defense Control of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev.

It is noted that the Ukrainian armed formations stop the attempts of local residents to move to the safe zones of the city.

21:50 Ukrainian nationalists intend to blow up bridges in the Sumy region across the Kryga River in order to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of allegedly indiscriminate strikes, said Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the Russian National Defense Control Center.

18:34 Polish mercenaries of the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to break through the defense of the RF Armed Forces near Nikolaev. The counterattack turned out to be extremely unsuccessful, about a hundred mercenaries were eliminated.

18:06 Local sources report that air defense has worked over Kursk.

18:04 Russian artillery attacked the location of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinity of Novovorontsovka in the Krivoy Rog direction. After two hits on the position, a fire started.

17:27 The head of the CAA of the Kherson region Vladimir Saldo formed the government of the region. Sergei Eliseev, an ex-official from Kaliningrad, has been appointed chairman.

16:18 The first humanitarian center of the United Russia party opened in Melitopol

Volunteers provide assistance to anyone who needs it. Food, basic necessities, as well as medicines were delivered to the city.

Soon the population will be provided with legal assistance in paperwork. United Russia volunteers plan to help not only our city, but also villages that are difficult to reach.

The volunteer headquarters is located at the address: 36, 50th Anniversary of Victory Avenue

15:01 "Most of the soldiers are depressed." Wife of a captured soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine told about the difference in the treatment of Russian and Ukrainian servicemen.

13:40 Groupings "East" and "West" must carry out their tasks according to the previous plan - Putin.

13:35 Losses of the Ukrainian army in two weeks amounted to 5,469 people - Shoigu at a meeting with Putin.

13:15 In the Kursk region, a drone dropped a bomb on a private house near the border with Ukraine, there is a victim - Baza.

13:13 Video with the use of tactical air missiles "Product 305" at the warehouses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region.

13:03 Highlights from the new briefing of the Russian Defense Ministry:

APU suffer significant losses in all directions;

The Russian Armed Forces destroyed about 200 Ukrainian soldiers and 19 units of military equipment with high-precision weapons in a day;

The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed seven command posts, two ammunition depots and two Ukrainian Grad MLRS batteries;

Kyiv, due to the successful offensive of the Russian troops, lost control of units of three brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the territorial defense brigade;

The Russian Aerospace Forces hit the points of temporary deployment of the 92nd Mechanized and 40th Artillery brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kharkov.

11:56 Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered, tell about the criminal orders of their commanders, who abandoned them and fled, leaving them without provisions and ammunition.

11:55 The Ukrainian command lost control of the retreating units of the 10th Mountain Assault, 72nd and 115th Mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the 118th Territorial Defense Brigade, the Russian Defense Ministry reported

11:40 An asphalt-concrete plant starts working in Melitopol. Employees of the utility company make a list of streets that require repair in the first place.

11:20 The situation in the Nikolaevsko-Krivoy Rog direction as of 11.00 July 4, 2022:

▪️In the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attempted an offensive at the Snigirevka-Lozovoe-Belaya Krinitsa line, as well as on Kirovo-Posad-Pokrovskoye.
▪️Before this, units of the 63rd and 35th Infantry Regiments cleared the area in the direction of Lozovoye - Belaya Krinitsa.
▪️At least three sabotage and reconnaissance groups were sent to the gray zone in the vicinity of Snigirevka. The cover of the DRG was carried out by several calculations of the Stinger MANPADS.
▪️In reserve, ready to join the battle and provide support in the offensive, were the forces of the reserve corps and 241 brigades of the defense.
▪️A few hours before the offensive, Aleksandrovka, Shirokaya Beam, Kiselevka, Lozovoye, Ishchenko, Belogorka, Lyubimovka, Kreshchenovka, Davydov Brod, and Vysokopolie were shelled.
▪️Russian units, having revealed the intention of the Ukrainian side, launched massive strikes on the areas of concentration of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kirovo, Shevchenkovo, Olenivka, Mirny, Novoaleksandrovka, Bereznogovat, Shiroky.
▪️There were clashes in the vicinity of Novogrigorovka and at the turn of Lozovoye - Belaya Krinitsa. The situation was monitored by two Bayraktar UAVs from the Kanatovo airfield.

Over the past day, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine again attempted an offensive. However, just as in the case of the attack on Ivanovka, Ukrainian forces are trying to gain a foothold in the gray zone and present it as a victory.

Such aspirations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are connected with the desire to demonstrate success in other areas due to the loss of the LPR. For this reason, Ukrainian troops are attacking with limited forces against positions that mean nothing from a strategic point of view, while wasting huge resources.

This is the main reason for the belligerent statements of Ukrainian authorities and pro-Ukrainian Telegram channels about the approach of the front to Kherson, which is not true. However, the Ukrainian command will try to compensate for the losses in the Donbass with an important informational occasion, so the Armed Forces of Ukraine should be expected to continue the offensive in different sectors of the front in search of the weakest points.

10:35 The air town was left without electricity, water and sewerage after Ukrainian missiles that were sent to Melitopol

The military-civilian administration provided the residents with water. Municipal services delivered several tanks with drinking water to the microdistrict. Infrastructure damage surveys are being carried out for repair work.

09:31 Two Brazilian mercenaries have been killed in Kharkiv. As a result of a missile strike in Kharkov, two mercenaries from Brazil, Douglas Burigo and Talita do Valle, were killed. It happened on the morning of July 2nd. Russian missiles hit the room where the mercenaries were located.

09:21 The number of refugees who arrived in Russia from the territory of Ukraine and Donbass exceeded 2.3 million people, a source in law enforcement agencies said.

09:09 The Russian Guard has discovered evidence of the work of OSCE observers in the interests of the Ukrainian special services. This was announced by the department.

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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: July 4th, 2022
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[NewsFrontInfo] 23:40 To date, Ukrainian militants have fired 730 ammunition of various types, including the BM-27 Uragan and BM-21 Grad MLRS, as well as artillery ammunition with a caliber of 155mm, 152mm and 122mm - DPR in the JCCC

23:39 Additional information was received through the operational lines of the JCCC DPR about the wounded among civilians as a result of the shelling of the AFU in Donetsk:

Kuibyshevsky district: - man, born in 1970; - woman born in 1975

Kyiv district: - male, born in 1961

Also, during the execution of an editorial task, the operator of the TV Center TV channel, born in 1985, was wounded.

According to updated data, the total number of victims among civilians from the attacks of the VFU for July 4, 2022 is 34 people (three died and 31 injured).

Additional information has been received about the damage caused by the shelling of the VFU of Donetsk:

Kyiv district:

- Privokzalnaya Square, 2 - fire in the warehouse of the State Enterprise "Post of Donbass";
- st. Artemovskaya, 105 - ignition of a private residential building.

Petrovsky district: - as a result of shelling, without power supply, about 500 subscribers in the settlement. Lugansk and Signalnoe.

22:29 Additional information was received through the operational lines of the DPR JCCC about civilian casualties as a result of the shelling of the AFU in Donetsk:

Kirovsky district:
- a man born in 1981 was wounded.

Kievsky district:
- a man died (personal data is being established);
- a man born in 1984 was wounded.

Kuibyshevsky district:
Injuries of varying severity were received by:
- ​​a teenage boy born in 2006;
- a guy born in 2000;
- girl born in 2002;
- women born in 1951 and 1975;
- men born in 1971, 1966 and 1975

Thus, the total number of victims among civilians from the attacks of the VFU for July 4, 2022 is 30 people (three died and 27 injured).

Additional information has been received about damage as a result of the shelling of the VFU in the following settlements:
Donetsk:

Petrovsky district:
- st. Zamoisky, 6 - a private residential building;
- 27 transformer substations were de-energized, without power supply to 3,400 subscribers of the village of sh-ty Briketnaya, the village of mine No. 12, the village of mine No. 7, the village of mine No. 11, the village of Trudovskaya mine, housing.

Kirov district:
- Str. Chekalina, 40/2, 42/1, 44/1 - private houses.

Kievsky district:
- Novosennaya 37 - a private residential building.
- st. Commodity - 10 trading pavilions were destroyed, the following were damaged: the police station, the Svet, the Seafood stores.

Kuibyshevsky district:
- ul. Krasnoznamennaya, 86 - MBOU «School No. 21 g. Donetsk ”;
- st. Artemovskaya, 208 - MBU "Palace of Culture and Technology" Donetsk ».

n.p. Gorlovka, the village of the mine. Gagarin:
- st. Sukhumskaya, 17, 19 - private residential buildings.

n.p. Yasinovataya:
- st. Oktyabrskaya, 184 - a fire was recorded in 17 cars on the territory of the railway station of the settlement. Yasinovataya.

n.p. Alexandrovka:
- st. Kirov, 141 - the house burned down completely.

As of today, as of 18:00, the enemy fired 730 ammunition of various types, including the BM-27 Uragan and BM-21 Grad MLRS, as well as artillery ammunition with a caliber of 155mm, 152mm and 122mm.

21:43 A TV Center journalist was wounded in Donetsk.

21:42 For the first time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine used American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems during shelling of the territory of the DPR, said Ruslan Yakubov, head of the DPR representative office in the JCCC. From these MLRS, an ammunition depot in Snezhnoye was fired upon. Now investigators from the Russian Federation have arrived there. They will study the circumstances of the missile strike, as a result of which residential buildings and a kindergarten were damaged.

21:33 Strong smoke is observed in the area of ​​the Donetsk railway station, burning continues.

21:21 As a result of today's shelling of the AFU in the Donetsk People's Republic, three people were killed, another 27 civilians were injured.

20:12 For 4 hours, from 15:00 to 19:00, 100 shells of 155mm caliber were fired from the positions of Ukrainian militants in Pervomaisky in the Kyiv and Kuibyshevsky districts of Donetsk - Headquarters of the TerO DPR.

19:16 During the shelling of the Donetsk railway station by Ukrainian militants, a civilian was killed.

18:00 According to updated information, as a result of the shelling of the Kuibyshev region, it is known about four civilians who were injured:

- st. Krasnaya, 85 - male, born in 1984;
- st. Luzina, 4/58 - woman born in 1939;
- st. Horovodnaya, 22/1 - a woman born in 1949;
- st. Mirgorodskaya, 63 - woman born in 2001

Data on the victims continues to flow.

In addition, damage was recorded:

- st. Grigorovicha, 17a, 17b - the facade, roof and glazing were damaged;
- st. Teslenko, 26 - a civilian car, the roof of the house and the gas pipeline were damaged;
- st. Artemovskaya, 210 - the facade, roofing and glazing were damaged;
- st. Uspensky, 31a - damaged gate, fence;
- st. Uspensky, 31 - damaged gates, glazing;
- st. Uspensky, 32, 34, st. Tsimlyanskaya, 5, 6, pr. Ofitsersky, 69a - the glazing was damaged;
- st. Uspensky, 36 - the roof is damaged;
- st. Tsimlyanskaya, 9 - damaged roof, glazing;
- st. Kalinina, 270 - damaged wall, roof, glazing;
- st. Mirgorodskaya, 16 - the household was damaged. building.

17:31 A fire in the Kievsky district of Donetsk as a result of air attacks on residential areas of the city from heavy artillery.

17:09 VFU continue to fire at the Kyiv district of Donetsk, on the street. Artem, a woman is wounded. In addition, the building of the kindergarten on the street was damaged. Sochi.

16:07 The operational lines of the DPR JCCC received additional information about civilian casualties as a result of shelling of the cities of the Republic by AFU:

Donetsk:

Petrovsky district:

- a woman born in 1946 was wounded.

Kuibyshevsky district:

- a woman born in 1939 was wounded.

Receivedadditionalinformation on damages as a result of shelling of the VFU of the following settlements:

Donetsk:

Petrovsky district:

- st. Glazunova, 24 - a private residential building.

Kuibyshevsky district:

- st. Luzina, 4 - apartment building;
- st. Vasilchenko, 31, 29 - private residential buildings.

Kyiv district:

- 67 Kyiv Ave. - a fire was recorded.
- st. Mountain - trade pavilions of the market are damaged.

For today, as of 16:00, the enemy fired 456 ammunition of various types, including MLRS BM-27 "Hurricane" and BM-21 "Grad", as well as artillery ammunition with a caliber of 155mm, 152mm and 122mm.

Information about the consequences of shelling continues to arrive.

15:37 British mercenary Aiden Aslin, sentenced to death in the DPR, filed a cassation appeal.

15:36 VFU wounded a civilian in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk. During shelling from the positions of Ukrainian militants on the street. Glazunov was wounded by a civilian.

15:18 The area near the British embassy along the Smolenskaya embankment in Moscow will be called the LPR square.

15:12 They report arrivals at the food market near the Donetsk railway station.

15:10 The shelling of Donetsk continues, under fire from Ukrainian militants Petrovsky, Kuibyshevsky and Kyiv districts of Donetsk. The city administration reported that on the territory of the Petrovsky district hits were recorded in the villages of mines No. 5, No. 7, No. 13 and in the Zhilploshchadka area. There was also a fire in the car park.

The DPR representation in the JCCC recorded shelling:

n.p. Sands - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky and Kyiv districts): eight shells of 152mm caliber were fired;
n.p. Sands - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky and Kyiv districts): 10 shells of 152mm caliber were fired;
n.p. Sands - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky and Kyiv districts): seven shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

15:07 As a result of the shelling of the Petrovsky district at 14:00, private sector houses were damaged:

- st. Glazunova, 10 - the roof, walls, windows and households were damaged. The buildings;
- st. Gaidara, 3 - a wall, three windows and a fence were damaged in the house, windows and a door in the summer kitchen.

14:27 As a result of shelling of VFU in Gorlovka, the number of victims of shelling increased

On st. Sukhumi wounded a civilian. In just one day, one civilian was killed in Gorlovka, seven people were injured.

13:51 VFU wounded another civilian in Horlivka. During shelling from the positions of Ukrainian militants on the street. Mushketovskaya in Gorlovka, a civilian was wounded. Delivered to city hospital No. 2.

13:49 In the battles for Lisichansk, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 12 aircraft, six anti-aircraft missile systems, and also left 39 tanks and armored vehicles of Shoigu in the city

13:48 N.p. Klinovoye came under the control of the DPR.

13:47 Units that took part in the liberation of the LPR should rest, increase their combat capabilities - Putin

13:42 VFU attacked the Kievsky district of Donetsk using the Uragan MLRS. eight rockets were fired.

13:41 "It's good that you came, don't go anywhere else!" —citizens of Lisichansk meet soldiers of the allied forces.

13:33 Demining of the city of Lisichansk-Shoigu is underway.

13:30 "You chase them!". In liberated Svyatogorsk. The city of Svyatogorsk in the north of the DPR is liberated by Russian troops. People hid in basements without electricity under shelling and are just getting used to living without dictate, pressure and persecution of everything Russian.

13:11 According to updated information, as a result of the shelling of the village of Aleksandrovka, a woman born in 1955 died, and men born in 1959 and 1951 were also injured. — Kulemzin.

13:10 A fire is reported on a field in the Petrovsky district.

13:05 As a result of the punitive shelling of the Kyiv region, there was a hit in the food unit of kindergarten No. 392 on the street. Aristova, 11. This is the third arrival in recent times. Also, Ukrainian shells made a devastating effect in the economic yard and the hydraulic workshop of the mine named after. Zasyadko. Luckily, no one was hurt.

13:01 VFU shelled the village of the Gagarin mine, in the Nikitovsky district of Horlivka. On st. Sukhumskoy, 14/2, a civilian from Gorlovka was wounded. An ambulance left for the scene - Prikhodko.

13:00 The main task is to feed and provide water to the residents of Lisichansk. The Ambassador of the LPR in Russia, Rodion Miroshnik, told the Donbass channel about this.

“One tenth of the population remained. The rest have left. Soon the Ministry of Emergency Situations will enter the city, then the military-civilian administration should appear, which will already take up the improvement of life,” he said.

11:31 Alas, the number of wounded civilians as a result of the shelling of the village of Golmovsky (Nikitovsky district of Gorlovka) by the VFU has increased to five. All the victims receive qualified medical care - Prikhodko.

11:22 Almost the center of Donetsk. Area Donetsk-Cityexposedart on the fly from VFU.

11:11 As a result of the armed aggression of Ukrainian nationalists along the street of the Soviet Army, 9/4, a peaceful resident of the village of Golmovsky was killed.

11:10 As a result of the shelling of the VFU in Oleksandrivka, on the street. Lenin, a woman was killed and a man was wounded – Tero DNR HQ.

11:02 “It's good that you came. Never leave her again!” —resident of Lysychanska

10:38 The people's militia of the LPR will continue the offensive, "until it liberates the territory from Ukrainian Nazism," its official representative said.

10:34 According to the official data of the DPR JCCC since the beginning of the escalation as of 10:30 07/04/22

During the 138 days of the escalation, 215 civilians died, incl. 12 children.

Complete data on the dead civilians in the territory liberated during the NWO are being established.

On the territory within the borders before the start of the NMD, 997 civilians received injuries of varying severity, including. 77 children.

In the territory liberated during the NMD, 1,466 civilians were injured, incl. 83 children.

Total: 2,461 including children, 160.

Damage:

— 5,114 residential buildings;
— 1,106 civil infrastructure facilities, including 66 medical institutions, 207 educational institutions, 395 social security facilities, 31 critical infrastructure facilities, 407 electricity, water and gas supply facilities. VFU is under attack at Kuibyshevsky, Kirovsky and Leninist districts of Donetsk, Alexandrovka, Makeevka and Yasinovataya.
- 591 vehicles.

At the moment, it is impossible to establish for certain the data on damage and destruction of residential housing constructions and civil infrastructure facilities in the territory liberated during the NWO.

During the 138 days of the escalation of the DPR JCCC, 5,264 cases of firing were recorded, of which 4,936 were using heavy weapons.

In total, the enemy fired 44,688 ammunition of various calibers, including 31 rockets from OTRK "Tochka-U", 14 MLRS missiles BM-30 "Smerch", 121 MLRS missiles BM-27 "Hurricane" and 8,016 MLRS missiles BM-21 "Grad".

10:16 As a result of shelling of the VFU in Alexandrovka, on the street. Lenin, a woman died.

10:13 As a result of the shelling of the long-suffering Gorlovsky village of Golmovsky from the VFU on the street. Soviet Army, 20 wounded two civilians, on the street. Gardin was wounded by an employee of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

09:51 AFU from positions in Krasnohorivka continues shelling Oleksandrivka, Petrovsky district, Donetsk. 122mm artillery is used against the population.

09:37 Large-scale housing construction continues in Mariupol to replace the destroyed one.

09:30 AFU fired at the Kyiv district of Donetsk, something is on fire.

09:03 Artillerymen of the 9th Regiment are destroying a cluster of Ukrainian equipment in the Avdievka direction. Artillery units of the 9th Regiment of the NM DPR continue to strike at the detected concentrations of enemy manpower and equipment in the Avdievka direction.

08:23 As a result of yesterday's shelling of the VFU DPR, four people were killed and another 10 civilians were injured.

08:16 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Leninskoye - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of the Gagarin mine): five mines were fired with a caliber of 120mm.
n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka: six shells of 152mm caliber were fired.
n.p. Ceramic - n.p. Novobakhmutovka: 12 mines fired in 120mm caliber.
n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: fired five shells of 122mm caliber.

08:00 At night, the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit massively on the settlements of Torez and Snezhnoye. They beat me with something very long-range, since it is a deep rear, somewhere from 70 km from the line of contact. They hit various objects, including the Khimmash plant

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70 foreign ships remain blocked in Ukrainian ports
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[REGNUM] Dozens of foreign ships are still unable to leave the Black Sea ports due to mines and the threat of shelling from Ukraine. This was announced at a briefing on July 4 by the head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev .

"In six ports (Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhny), 70 foreign ships from 16 states remain blocked. The threat of shelling and the high mine danger created by official Kiev do not allow ships to freely go to the open sea," said the Colonel General.

Mizintsev stressed that the Russian Armed Forces have created the necessary conditions for the operation of two maritime humanitarian corridors, which are safe lanes for the movement of ships. Detailed information about the order of their functioning is transmitted every 15 minutes via VHF radio on international channels in English and Russian.

Meanwhile, the Kyiv authorities "continue to do everything possible to evade interaction with representatives of foreign states and ship-owning companies in resolving the issue of ensuring the safe exit of blocked ships to assembly areas," said a representative of the Ministry of Defense.

At the same time, he emphasized, there is still a danger to navigation and damage to port infrastructure from the drift of Ukrainian mines torn from anchor along the coast of the Black Sea states.

"The Russian Federation is taking the whole range of measures to ensure the safety of civil navigation in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas," Mizintsev said.

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China-Japan-Koreas
As tech companies pull back from Russia, China looks on with concern
[NBC] Chinese consumers have criticized Apple and others that have cut business ties with Moscow, and say Beijing should prepare for similar tactics if it were to invade Taiwan.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2022 03:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Tech companies should be more concerned because they are next. Alternates in the works.
Posted by: Dale || 07/05/2022 4:13 Comments || Top||


#3  But I was assured the Soviets Russians would find a way to make everything better than those stoopid westerners?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/05/2022 9:46 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 - Under New Management
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/05/2022 13:18 Comments || Top||

#5  China does have something of a single point of failure sitting on the Yangtze River. I'd wager the target folders are updated weekly.

Be a shame it, well you know.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/05/2022 13:51 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ "I keep the coordinates on a Post-it stuck to my monitor"
-- anonymous guy at anonymous agency
Posted by: SteveS || 07/05/2022 13:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Moldy burger's probably a delicacy in certain circles in Russia. And Beijing won't attack shit.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/05/2022 14:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Friends is friends and bidness is bidness. Right now the bidness of China is exporting nearly $600 billion worth of stuff annually to the US of A. No American market, no Mandate of Heaven.
Posted by: Matt || 07/05/2022 14:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Moldy product galore here. Food poisoning now common. Product too expensive to throw away. Help doesn't rotate food stored. Chinese restaurant brings in pigeons for white meat, tastes like chicken. Help gets wet socks so he puts them in the oven to dry out. Steak falls on floor manger says pick it up and put it on the plate. On and on. Problems too numerous to mention.
Posted by: Dale || 07/05/2022 20:14 Comments || Top||


Europe
NATO launches ratification process for Sweden and Finland's membership in wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
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#1  NATO Expands, Responding to War Caused by NATO Expansion”
Posted by: Aca Joe || 07/05/2022 17:00 Comments || Top||

#2  NATO expands because Putin choose war.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/05/2022 17:29 Comments || Top||

#3  It sounds dramatic, but I doubt Putin gives a poot about Finland joining NATO. Finland would already be on the Other Side if general festivities break out (see History), but Western tanks will not be streaming across the Fin-Rus border and the area is easily defended.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/05/2022 18:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Fall down Metropolitan hole
For Rooskie reversal of role:
"White Polak is jerk,"
Sez batyushka. "Is Turk
Who will save Petersburg from the Pole."
Posted by: Chemp Bluetooth8500 || 07/05/2022 19:25 Comments || Top||

#5  All we have here is a politicians wet dream. Asia is the powerhouse. There is the future. Smiles and back slaps will not security make. Besides who needs them. The energy and natural resources are in Russia. Russia, China, India, Africa, Arab world and Latin America. Israel would be the pearl to add to this necklace. As the west grows weaker and indecisive with a weak leader such a Biden leaves the door open for new people who can lead. I don't see that happening in the west. The EU are mere shadow of their former selves.
Posted by: Dale || 07/05/2022 19:28 Comments || Top||


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Guts 'n Gunships: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam
[Amazon] Straight from college, to the US Army, to command pilot of a four-ton gunship with a four-man crew in Vietnam. From college chess games to a game of life and death. It was surreal to say the least. In this book I pour my heart out and bare my soul to tell you what that was like, from basic to Vietnam and back.

Synopsis

In the summer of 1967, Mark Garrison had dropped out of college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, just before entering his third year. He had run out of money and had to work for a while. These were the days before the lottery and the draft soon came calling. In order to somewhat control his own future, he enlisted in the U.S. Army’s helicopter flight school program. Little did he know that this adventure would be the most profound experience of his life.

Garrison flew hundreds of missions for the 119th AHC, stationed in the Central Highlands at Camp Holloway in Pleiku, Vietnam. He was awarded twenty-five Air Medals, four campaign Bronze Stars, and The Distinguished Flying Cross among numerous other awards. His narrative takes you through the whole process, from basic training, flight school, flying combat in Vietnam, and his return to the United States. His description includes many incidents in combat flight, including being hit by rocket-propelled grenades and being on fire in the air, over hundreds if not thousands of enemy troops. But this is not all. He elaborates on the daily lives, emotions, and nuances of the pilots and what they considered their mission to be.

Actual audio recovered from one of the missions Garrison callsign Pigpen flew in Vietnam.
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