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Developments in Ukraine | Warning about the danger of direct conflict between the US and Russia

Condemnation of attacks on Russian soil, destruction of 80% of Ukraine's energy facilities, the possibility of evacuating the people of Kharkiv, changing the age of enlistment in Ukraine from 27 to 25 years, the possibility of replacing America with NATO to maintain support for Kiev, and the performance of the Russian army in March are some of the important events. are war
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According to the international group Tasnim news agency, Anthony Blinken Last night, the US Secretary of State warned about the risk of direct conflict with Russia in case of sending American troops to Ukraine and emphasized that for this reason, the United States is not interested in sending its ground forces to this country.

Blinken pointed out that “there will not be even one American soldier on the territory of Ukraine”, assured that a wrong political decision could provoke the reaction of other NATO members and cause a direct conflict with Russia, which The situation will not be in the interest of any of the coalition countries and can threaten their national security. Russia is not interested in expanding the military conflict in Ukraine, especially the conflict with NATO member countries. Even as small as a centimeter or a millimeter.”

Meanwhile, Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the Russian Security Council, reminded yesterday that NATO military trainers in several European countries They are training mercenaries and saboteurs to participate in anti-Russian operations. According to him, NATO is systematically strengthening its military potential along Russia’s borders from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea.

In mid-March, French President Emmanuel Macron said he was committed to the position that there would be no red lines regarding support for Kiev, including the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine does not exist. In response to Macron’s words, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that a direct conflict between NATO member states and Russia is not in their interest, and Western leaders should think carefully about the consequences before taking any action.

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Blinken: The United States does not support Ukraine’s attacks on Russian territory

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced last night, Tuesday, in a joint press conference with French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejournay after their bilateral meeting in Paris, that Washington officials in no way They do not support the attacks of the Ukrainian army on areas of Russian territory.

Blinken, in response to a journalist’s question about whether Washington attacks Kiev on Russian oil refineries and other Russia’s energy establishment is correct, he said: “We have had our policy on Ukraine since the first day (of the war) and we still believe that we will do whatever it takes to help.” But at the same time, we do not support the attacks of Ukraine outside the territory of this country (Ukraine) and we do not approve such action.”

In response to this question, he emphasized: “Ukraine has the right to legitimate self-defense”.

The United Nations condemned attacks on civilian infrastructure

United Nations Spokesman Stephane Dujarric stressed that the attacks on civilian infrastructure must stop. and the United Nations is against such attacks.

In response to the request of Tass reporter, he said: “We are against such attacks and on the need to stop any attack on the infrastructure Civilians, we emphasize.” Tatarstan authorities announced on Tuesday the attack of Ukrainian drones on an oil refinery. Despite being targeted, the drone hit a technical facility, causing a fire that was immediately extinguished.

Destroying Ukrainian drones Russia’s Kursk and Belgorod regions

The Russian Defense Ministry reported last night that the air defense systems on the evening of April 2, another attempt by the Ukrainian army to carry out attacks Terrorist targets in Russia were neutralized using drones.

According to this information, the air defense systems on duty intercepted a Ukrainian offensive drone over They destroyed the Belgorod region and four other drones in the sky of the Kursk region.

On Tuesday morning, the air raid warning siren sounded in the Kursk region. Later, the governor of the region announced that a Ukrainian drone was shot down by the air defense.

Ukraine’s largest energy holding lost 80% of its capacity

Ukrainian Energy Holding DTEK, which is the largest energy company in the country, has admitted that it has lost 80% of its capacity.

The company’s press office announced: “80 percent of the company’s production capacity has been destroyed. Five of our six thermal power plants have been seriously damaged and the conditions for continuing work have become very difficult.”

According to this report, Russian attacks during March 22-29 have led to this situation.

Previously, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the armed forces They have carried out extensive attacks using long-range precision weapons against energy facilities, military industrial complex, railway connections of Ukraine, as well as arsenals and locations of Ukrainian forces and foreign mercenaries, as a result of these attacks, the functioning of industrial companies manufacturing and repairing weapons, military equipment and ammunition is impaired.

The semi-exempt status for military service in Ukraine has been revoked

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law that will abolish the country’s semi-free status for military service. This issue was revealed last night based on the information published on the official website of the Supreme Parliament of Ukraine. This bill was sent to Zelenskiy’s office for signature on March 29.

According to one of the members of the parliament, an amendment was added to this bill that limits the health status of soldiers. taking into account and thus, soldiers who are treated due to injuries, are required to undergo a medical examination again within 9 months.

Thus, this The law has reduced the opportunity for treatment, which, including in other countries, for 12 months without the need for a medical examination. Military personnel

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law to create an electronic registry of people eligible for military service, entitled “The Law to Create “Electronic Service Office” signed.

The document, published on the official website of the Supreme Parliament of Ukraine, states that the electronic database collects all data on Ukrainian citizens, including information It will reveal their phone number, email, weapons license, knowledge of foreign languages, availability of driver’s license and many other personal data, including details of their domestic and foreign passports.

Zelensky lowered the age of mobilization in Ukraine from 27 to 25 years

Vladimir Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, signed a law according to which the age of mobilization of men in this country will be reduced from 27 to 25 years. It was approved by the Supreme Parliament of Ukraine in May 2023, but since then it has remained without the President’s signature for several months. It is recalled that this initiative was supposed to be announced along with other changes in the bill to intensify the Basij law, which is now preparing for the definitive approval of the parliament.

According to the media, Zelenskiy decided to sign the law, which is almost a year old, because he is not sure if the bill to strengthen Basij will be approved. Meanwhile, the country still needs to increase the mobilized forces to fill the ranks of the army.

According to military experts, the lack of personnel in combat units on the front is the main reason. The age of mobilization is decreasing in Ukraine, and despite the close cooperation of the Ukrainian army with the North Atlantic Alliance, the central military command and control bodies still operate according to the tyrannical laws of the Soviet era.

Poroshenko plans to participate in the presidential elections of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the fifth president of Ukraine, plans to participate in the next elections in this country. . He announced this in an interview with the English-language Qatari channel Al Jazeera and said: “In order to hold presidential elections, Kiev must first be able to achieve success in the military conflict. And if you ask me if I plan to participate in the next elections, the answer is yes.” led, if Ukraine joins the European Union, he plans to run for representation in the European Parliament.

The presidential election in Ukraine was scheduled for March 31, 2024. To be held. But in November 2023, the current president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said that in a war situation, it is not a good time to hold elections and it will only lead to the escalation of the situation in the country.

The mayor of Kharkiv announced the existence of a plan to evacuate the residents of this city

Igor Terkhov, the mayor of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, announced last night that the local authorities Ukrainians have prepared a plan to evacuate the residents of this city, although this action is not yet necessary.

He said in an interview: “I believe that there is no need to escalate at this time.” The situation is not around this issue. We have the necessary experience in this field, we believe in the ability of the armed forces of Ukraine to defend the city, and we believe that there is no need to talk about mass evacuation.”

Mayor Kharkiv reminded that almost all the vital energy infrastructures in the city have been destroyed as a result of the recent large-scale attacks of the Russian army. There are 1,300,000 people, he added: “The people of the city are working and shopping peacefully. Our shops, pharmacies, gas stations and markets are open and active and everything is available for people’s life and work at the moment.”

In mid-March, Vladimir Zelensky, The president of Ukraine said that if the armed forces of Ukraine fail to push back the Russian troops, they will not be able to defend the city of Kharkiv. He advised the residents of Kharkiv not to return to their homes. According to him, the people will receive the necessary signal from the army when they can return home. Ukraine Aid Group

Politico newspaper wrote,, due to the re-election of former US President Donald Trump, NATO may instead of the US To take the leadership of the contact group to help Ukraine. In this case, it will be possible to maintain the flow of military aid to Kiev.

According to this analysis, the transfer of the chairmanship of the contact group to NATO is an important step towards strengthening the support of the West. from Ukraine for the foreseeable future will be among European concerns about the possibility of Trump returning to the White House.

This article states that in the near future, domestic politics The United States and other countries have threatened to stop financing the shipment of weapons to Kiev. This publication added, if the leadership is transferred to NATO, the military aid to Ukraine will be protected against the change of power in the European Union and the United States.

Intention NATO to create a fund of 100 billion dollars to buy the weapons needed by Kiev

Bloomberg news agency, citing its news sources, reported that during the upcoming summit meeting NATO in the United States, Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of the alliance, will propose the creation of a fund with a capital of 100 billion dollars to pay for sending military weapons to Ukraine over the next five years.

In addition, during this summit, NATO may also take responsibility for the group call for the defense of Ukraine led by the United States, which coordinates the delivery of weapons to Kiev from 50 countries. Russia’s “tsar bombs”

Ben Hodges, a retired NATO general, expressed in an interview that Russian “smart” bombs that have been modified and reprogrammed are a threat to the armed forces of Ukraine and the strategic infrastructure of this country.

This former American military official paid attention to the superiority of the Russian army in the field of drones and electronic warfare and said: “Tsarist bombs of Russia cause a lot of problems for the Ukrainian army will create Of course, they will be directed against infrastructure and energy facilities.” Hodges, referring to Ukraine’s need for continued US military assistance, said: “They cannot face Russian airstrikes. resist Russian “smart” bombs can not only destroy vital structures in Ukraine, but also weaken the morale of the country’s army. which is the only suitable answer to the Russian air weapons of Western fighters that are capable of fighting Russian aircraft, but their active use is not possible soon due to logistics and difficulties in pilot training.

Estonia’s support for the Czech plan to supply ammunition to Ukraine

Margus Tsagna, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia at a press conference announced that this country may join the Czech plan to buy cannonballs for Ukraine.

According to him, Tallinn authorities supported this initiative and The work is on its specific proposals.

Estonian Foreign Minister added: Two weeks ago, the government decided to prepare a new military support package worth 20 million euros for Ukraine. Most of it will be ammunition.

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, in turn, thanked his Estonian counterpart for his interest in the Prague plan, adding that “adequate defense of Ukraine is the defense of all European countries.”

Furthermore, the foreign ministers of the two countries supported anti-Russian sanctions because, according to them, the focus on combating threats The combination is important.

In late March, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski confirmed that Warsaw’s contribution to the Czech plan to buy ammunition for Ukraine would be doubled. However, he did not specify what specific amount he was talking about. He had previously said that Poland will take over logistics duties for the delivery of ammunition purchased outside the European Union to Ukraine.

192 missile and drone attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities in March

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Tuesday at a thematic conference at the ministry that during the month of March, Using precision weapons and drones, the armed forces of this country carried out 192 missile and drone attacks against military structures and energy facilities in Ukraine in response to the terrorist attacks in Kiev.

He assured that the Russian forces will continue to push the enemy back from the contact lines of the battle front and reduce their combat power, and reminded that during the month of March, the control of several residential areas and villages in different directions fell into the hands of the Russian military forces. .

Shoigu: There is no plan to use conscripts in military operations

Sergei Shoigu, the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense, announced in this conference that the recruits who will join the army during the spring 2024 conscription will not be sent to participate in special military operations in any way. He said: “I want to emphasize that conscripts will not participate in special military operations.” It started on the first of April, it is done according to the time stipulated in the law. For its implementation, 2,646 conscription commissions have been formed in the regions of the country, and 150,000 people are subject to military service based on the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Shoigu added: Most of them receive military expertise and then are sent to their service in different regions of Russia.

On March 31, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the spring call-up of Russian male citizens for compulsory military service. This period will run from April 1 to July 15, 2024.

Joining three missile-carrying ships to the Russian navy

The Russian Defense Minister also announced that by the end of 2024, the country’s Black Sea fleet will receive three new ships capable of carrying high-precision missiles.

Sergei Shoigu said: “With the aim of increasing the combat potential of the country’s naval fleet, we will continue to equip it with ships capable of carrying long-range precision weapons.”

The lowest level of contact between Russia and America in the fight against terrorism

Sergei Naryshkin, director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, announced that the current level of contacts between Russia and the United States on the issue of combating terrorism has reached a very low level.

He reminded that The anti-terrorism channel between Russia and the United States is operational and active, but it is very limited. He added: the performance of this channel is of course affected by the unfavorable international situation and above all by the actions of the American side, due to which the level of intergovernmental cooperation is very low. It is very low.

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