Two men were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Gladkov blamed Ukrainian soldiers for the attack. This initially could not be checked independently. Drone attacks and explosions were previously reported in the Kursk, Bryansk, Smolensk and Kaluga regions. According to observers, the escalation of attacks on Russian territory could serve to prepare for the long-awaited Ukrainian offensive.
London: Russia is in a dilemma
According to British intelligence experts, the Russian military leadership is in a dilemma due to attacks by “pro-Ukrainian partisans” on Russian territory. Moscow must decide whether to strengthen the defense of its own border areas or positions in Ukraine, according to a daily intelligence report from the Ministry of Defense in London. Moscow blamed Ukraine for the attack, but Kiev denied this.
Chechen ruler Kadyrov spoke of attacks
The head of Russia’s Chechen republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced on Telegram that his combat unit “Achmat” had begun an offensive in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Most of the city of Marjinka was captured with regular Russian troops, he wrote. This cannot be independently verified.
Kadyrov recently caused a stir when he offered to send his troops to the conquered city of Bakhmut to free the fighters of the Wagner mercenary group stationed there. But it doesn’t come to that.
Blinken: War is a case study of strategic failure
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has proved the strategic failure of Russian President Vladimir Putin. There is no doubt that Russia is in a much worse position today militarily, economically and geopolitically than before the invasion of Ukraine, Blinken said in a speech at the city hall of the Finnish capital Helsinki today.
Putin has significantly weakened Russia’s power and influence over the years. The Kremlin often claims to have the second most powerful military in the world, and many believe it. Today, many consider the Russian military the second most powerful – in Ukraine. The Russian approach is a “case study of failure,” says Blinken.
Baerbock about the possible arrest of Putin
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock insisted on international law given the possible arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin on his way to a political summit in South Africa. “International law is clear at this point. International law makes it clear: war criminals, those responsible for waging an aggressive war, will eventually be held accountable,” said the Green Party politician in Wismar.
South Africa has invited all the heads of state from the Brics countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to a summit in Johannesburg in August. Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Putin and South Africa signed on to the ICC law, that country is obligated to arrest Putin.
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