According to the Russian government, 200,000 men have already joined the Russian Armed Forces as part of the 300,000 called up for “partial mobilization”
On top of the 200,000 — the Russians claim that 70,000 volunteers that had not been issued summons have turned up for military service. This means that Russia could potentially deploy 370,000 men to Ukraine, instead of the original figure of 300,000 — if the information is accurate.
Ukrainian armed forces positions in Nikopol are getting hit by Russian MLRS.
According to pro-Russian telegram channels, the positions from which the Ukrainian forces target Energodar and Zaporozhie NPP — are now being hit by the Russian army
Russian Armed Forces kamikaze drones, obtained from Iran, are currently hitting the Kiev region and Odessa. Targets unknown. Ukrainian air defense systems reportedly (unconfirmed) attempted interceptions — without success at the moment.
Japan to expel Russia consul as ties worsen over Ukraine
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday ordered the Russian consul in the northern city of Sapporo to leave the country within six days in retaliation for Moscow’s expulsion of a Japanese diplomat
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Kremlin comments on Kadyrov’s call to use “low-yield nuclear weapons” in Ukraine
An article by the Russian state media TASS agency:
-> The heads of Russia’s regions have the right to express their own opinion, but even in the most dramatic moments emotions must not prevail, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
He was speaking in response to a remark by Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov to the effect that in the special operation in Ukraine "more drastic measures are needed, including the declaration of martial law in the border areas and the use of low-yield nuclear weapons."
"The heads of Russia’s regions have the authority to express their point of view and to make assessments. After all, they are the heads of entire Russian regions, including Ramzan Kadyrov, who, as you know, has done a great deal from the very beginning of the special military operation and made a very big contribution to the campaign. And he continues doing so," Peskov said.
It is reported that only 500 Lugansk Cossacks and Cuban Cossacks (volunteers from Russia) were defending Lyman / Krasny Liman for around 2 weeks.
Russian Armed Forces 20th Guards Combined Arms Army were providing long range artillery support without any frontline presence, according to Russian reports over the weeks.
Ukrainian forces attacking the settlement were numbering 6 to 9 thousand troops.
Lyman / Krasny Lyman has received a disproportionate amount of attention. We have never focused on this settlement, not in May, not in September. We never reported on it in depth. In our opinion, there’s one far more important battle taking place, and that is the battle for Bakhmut.
Lyman is another Snake Island. At the moment, it is the only place where the Ukrainian armed forces offensive succeeded: so it is being reported on extensively. The offensive has failed everywhere else along the entire frontline; especially in Kherson. This can always change, but factually, the on
Russia's frontline has collapsed in the south of Ukraine with dozens of towns liberated in a matter of hours
Kyiv said its troops are 'confidently advancing to the sea' as city of Davydiv Brid is now under their control
Pro-Russian military bloggers said their forces had retreated around 10 miles down the Dnipro River
It comes just days after Putin declared the Kherson region - along with three others - to be part of Russia