War in Ukraine: The victory that Putin wants on May 9

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May 9 is a symbolic day for Russia and is believed to be a critical date for the development of the war in Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian government, Russia plans to seize the Azofstal steel plant in Mariupolthe last enclave of Ukrainian resistance in the port of strategic importance, by Monday.

Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, explained that Russian forces want the vast steel plant to fall into their hands on the day marking the 77th anniversary of the May 9th victory over Nazi Germany.

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Their “ambition” is “to seize Azovstal and give (Russian President Vladimir) Putin the” victory “on May 9”, said Mr. Arestovic, according to the UNIAN news agency. “They really want it, but to see if they can do it,” he added.

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According to Ukrainian imgs, Ukrainian troops and hundreds of civilians are trapped in the facility. Efforts are being made to evacuate civilians with the help of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The great military parade in Moscow

It will take place in Moscow big military parade on Monday to mark the anniversary of the anti-fascist victory. According to reports, a parade is expected to take place in Mariupol, which was visited this week by Sergei Kiriyenko, a top Kremlin official, according to Dennis Pushilin, leader of the pro-Russian separatists in Daniec’s self-proclaimed People’s Republic.

Kyiv expects a large Russian amphibious operation on the shores of the Black Sea

Κατεστραμμένα σπίτια στην ΟδησσόΚατεστραμμένα σπίτια στην ΟδησσόDestroyed houses in Odessa

At the same time, the Ukrainian army anticipates that a large Russian amphibious operation is imminent on the Ukrainian shores of the Black Sea, near Odessa, a port of high strategic importance.

Citing a statement from the regional military administration, the Ukrainian newspaper Pravda reported on Thursday that Russian UAVs had increased flights to the region. In addition, the presence of a strong Russian naval force off the coasts controlled by Ukrainian forces continues to be recorded.

Residents of the area are advised to stay away from the coasts and military zones and to avoid traveling by small boats. They are also asked to immediately report any suspicious activity to the military authorities, as broadcast by international agencies and the Athenian News Agency.

Moscow v. West for support in Kyiv

Ντμίτρι ΠεσκόφΝτμίτρι ΠεσκόφDmitry Peshkov

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peshkov said on Thursday that military aid and intelligence provided by Western countries to Ukraine were preventing Russia from completing what it calls a “special military operation” on Ukrainian territory “quickly.” set by Moscow will be achieved.

“The United States, the United Kingdom, NATO as a whole share permanent data collected by their intelligence services with the Ukrainian armed forces. “In conjunction with arms supplies (…), these actions do not allow the operation to be completed quickly,” Peshkov told the New York Times, citing US intelligence reports in Ukraine. His army allowed him to target high-ranking Russian officers near the fronts.

The article was refuted yesterday by the US Pentagon.

In any case, the actions of the West “will not prevent” the achievement of the goals set by Moscow, the Kremlin spokesman assured.

“Information provided by the US allowed the sinking of Moskva”

H ρωσική ναυαρχίδα MoskvaH ρωσική ναυαρχίδα MoskvaThe Russian flagship Moskva

Meanwhile, intelligence provided by the US intelligence service has allowed the Ukrainian armed forces to to sink the Russian missile cruiser Moskva in mid-Aprilaccording to US media reports yesterday Thursday.

However, the US government was not aware of the plans of the Ukrainian forces to hit the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Washington Post and the New York Times claim, citing anonymous imgs close to the US intelligence services.

The United States has given Kyiv information on the exact location of the cruiser, NBC News explained.

The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet sank in the middle of last month. Ukraine has said it hit the Neptun surface-to-air missile cruiser. Moscow denied this, announcing that the ship sank due to fire and explosion of part of the armament it brought to the deck.

The Soviet-designed cruiser was put into service in 1983, when it was called Slava (“Glory”). It was renamed (“Moscow”) after the dissolution of the USSR. Equipped with sixteen P-1000 Vulcan surface-to-air missile launchers, anti-submarine weapons and anti-aircraft systems (the naval equivalent of the S-300 surface-to-air system), the cruiser was deployed in the Black Sea to guarantee anti-aircraft defense and the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

Source: News Beast

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