How is Russian state TV reporting the war in Ukraine? Here are the top news stories on Channel One from June 12 to June 19, 2022, summarized and translated by NewsGuard.
Russian Defense Ministry reports successes in the Severodnetsk region
On June 18, a Russian attack destroyed more than 50 generals and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including the General Staff, troops commanding the Kakhovka Group, air raid troops, and units near Nikolaev and Zaporozhye.
The strike also affected more than 100 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 30 tanks and armored fighting vehicles in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In the early hours of June 19, the Russian army destroyed more than 200 militants of the 56th Motorized Infantry Brigade, including foreign mercenaries who were part of this brigade in the village of Selidovo.
The Ministry of Defense has confirmed that participants of the Aidar Battalion – an extremist organization banned in our country – along with their leaders, have surrendered in the suburbs of Severodnetsk. Meanwhile, other Ukrainian groups are increasingly abandoning their positions on the front lines.
Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov gave the reason. He said: “The Ukrainian army has suffered heavy losses, forcing untrained personnel into combat, who lack the necessary skills in handling weapons and military equipment … individual units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Due to their low moral and psychological condition, lack of ammunition and lack of support, they leave the zone of hostilities.”
The Ukrainian army continues to open the Donetsk People’s Republic from Avdiyvkas
Attacks on the Donetsk People’s Republic continue from Ukrainian positions in Avdivika near Donetsk. After all, this is the main area that uses both Grad and NATO-caliber artillery. On June 19, Makeyevka and Yasinovtaya were under attack. The day before, Donetsk had been attacked like never before in the past eight years. In total, settlements in the Donetsk People’s Republic were attacked 60 times. More than 20 people were injured. About 40 houses and the Topaz radio electronic plant were damaged.
Lugansk People’s Republic forces and the Russian army besieged a large industrial area
In the Lugansk People’s Republic, Allied forces have laid siege to a large industrial area. [Channel One correspondent] Alexei Kruchinin is there and is confident that the events that took place in Severodnetsk last month will eventually be repeated in another part of the Donbass.
Kruchinin said: “The source of the constant shelling is the Ukrainian army and soldiers from different countries … and civilians were taken hostage.”
Tamar Chusova, a resident of the Lugansk People’s Republic, said: “There was no light, food or water. Children and the elderly were crying. There was nothing. They fired at us for 15 minutes.” His companion sitting next to him says, “Yesterday I was almost killed.”
Another resident said: “Ukrainian soldiers came to us … they looted the city and opened fire on houses. We saw it with our own eyes. We waited, we knew that the LPR and the Russian army did not behave like this. will do.”
Five of the six US mercenaries in Ukraine are either killed or imprisoned
They are anti-heroes. Since the end of February, about 7,000 delegates from 64 countries have arrived to fight on the Kyiv side, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. Since then about two thousand have been destroyed. A few hundred have fled. Polish citizens make up the majority of these mercenaries.
Canada with its large Ukrainian diaspora is in second place, with the US in third and Romania in fourth.
Five out of every six American mercenaries are either destroyed or captured.
Two of them were caught near Kharkiv. Now, they are complaining that Ukraine’s intelligence has failed and that their unit is not fully prepared. Of course, they want to go home as soon as possible. Joe Biden is already aware of this. He said that he does not recommend other US citizens to visit Ukraine.
Two British subjects and a Moroccan citizen were sentenced to death in the Donetsk People’s Republic. The laws of the Republic give one month for the appeal. Ten days have already passed.
Watch the movie “Bioweapons of the Devil’s Laboratories” about the deadly projects
The official clarification from the US regarding the funding of 46 biolaboratories in Ukraine is a “prosecutor’s dream”, said Igor Kirilov, the head of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops of the Russian Armed Forces, commenting on a statement, which was published on was. Pentagon website.
This is how Americans justify themselves: they say they wanted to reduce the threat of global terrorism by attracting scientists from former Soviet republics to conduct biological research. But, to be more precise, it was to develop biological weapons. How else can we understand the Pi-268 project, which involves the University of Colorado and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv dealing with pathogens carried by Aedes mosquito species. The viral preparation was made at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv and taken to the US for field testing.
In its statement, the Pentagon acknowledged that it oversaw a project carried out by the Science and Technology Center of Ukraine.
According to our defense ministry, Andrew Hood, executive director of the Ukrainian Science and Technology Center, wrote to Washington, “more than 30% of participants are former scientists with experience in the development of weapons of mass destruction.”
Since 2015, when the Pentagon began large-scale financing of Ukrainian projects, several cases of infectious diseases have been recorded among military personnel, as well as among residents of Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics.
According to a report by the Ministry of Health of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the incidence of tularemia in 2016 increased by 9.5 times compared to 2007.
More information about the deadly work carried out by the Pentagon in the strictest secrecy and on the borders of Russia can be found in the film “Bio-weapons of the Devil’s Laboratories”. Watch today, June 19, right after the Verma program.
Arming Ukraine has become the main trend in EU foreign policy
The flaws of the unipolar model will appear on Thursday and Friday, 23 and 24 June, when the European Union discusses applications from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia for candidate status with the EU.
In the first days of spring, five thousand bandits were released from prison in Ukraine. And there were more than 5 million guns in the black market. And now, thanks in large part to unchecked military aid, Ukrainian illegal arms smuggling is already a terrorist threat internationally.
Yuri Kot, a journalist, said: “Europe and Ukraine long ago lost the ability to think about the interests of their citizens. They thought that by choosing the path of Russophobia, Nazism in fact, they would become stronger and more secure. “
Channel One journalist Ivan Konovalov said: “Human rights groups in many European countries have sounded the alarm over Nazi elements in the Kyiv regime but their governments have refused to listen.”
[The program features a clip from French news channel BFM, in which lawyer Arno Klarsfeld says:] “To join the European Union on an equal footing, Ukraine must stop glorifying those who killed Jews during World War II… Europe has economic, legal and moral norms. Both of these Jews killed during the war. Can’t remember, and can’t commemorate. Those who killed Jews. That’s why Ukraine has no place in the EU.”
Heat bills are increasing in European countries, thousands of homes are in danger
Not learning from the lesson is a habit in the EU. In the spring, gas prices rose sharply, then returned to normal. The first month of summer is almost over, and Europe is already using up stored gas for the winter.
[The segment quotes an article in the Spectator, titled: “Is the western boycott of Russian oil backfiring?”, saying:] “At some point we have to start asking: is the pain on European industries and consumers through higher energy prices really worth it? Especially when the rest of the world, far from following Europe’s example, is actually consuming Russian. Is increasing fossil fuels?”
[It then quotes an article on the German site, Focus Online, titled, “The West is only hurting itself. Seven reasons why the anti-Putin alliance is cracking,” saying:] “The coalition against Putin is smaller, more fragmented and less effective than expected. Putin alone could not have provoked this global energy, food and economic crisis. The Western sanctions regime has been his voluntary assistant.”
US oil workers urge Biden not to blame Vladimir Putin for petrol price hike
Biden wrote a letter to oil workers asking them to increase production and show patriotism in general.
[The channel quotes a letter from American Petroleum Institute responding to Biden, stating:] “Today’s situation did not happen overnight and will not be resolved quickly. Although Russian aggression is undoubtedly aggravating the situation, today’s challenges are largely the result of 1) supply/demand imbalances, 2) logistics reshuffle As emerges from the global pandemic, strong consumer demand, restrictions on Russian products, and 3) policy decisions made by the administration over several years and at the federal and state levels, and successively.
A leading US expert explains why it is necessary to reach an agreement with Russia
The influential Politico magazine has published an op-ed by Georgetown University professor Charles Kupchan, one of the most renowned experts in international politics. It clearly reaffirms why the US is obliged to encourage Ukraine to reach a peaceful resolution to the conflict, even at the cost of territorial concessions. They argue that Ukraine has irrevocably lost the Donbass, as well as Crimea, and the world has not collapsed from it. He wrote that Putin is still a strong leader, and Russia is a strong opponent. It is therefore necessary to negotiate, and not to encourage unrealistic expectations of Kyiv.
[The show quotes Kupchan, stating:] “This conflict represents arguably the most dangerous geopolitical moment since the Cuban missile crisis. A heated war is underway between a nuclear-armed Russia and a NATO-armed Ukraine, with NATO territory adjacent to the conflict zone. Determining these bets requires direct American engagement. When and how this war ends. Instead of offering weapons unconditionally, effectively leaving the strategy to the Ukrainians, Washington has been forced to turn to the Allies. Also, there needs to be a frank discussion about ending the war with Kyiv and eventually with Moscow. To prepare the ground for that pivot, the Biden administration must stop making claims that have their hands on the negotiating table. can bind.”
Everyone can help the defenders of Donbass through the portal “Victory to Everything”
All the information is presented on the portal pobeda.onf.ru, Fundraising is done by war correspondents, including Channel One.
You can transfer using bank card or QR code. The portal emphasizes that the aid is targeted. A unit’s special needs will be delivered to the front line.
And the United Russia party organized a lot of activities on International Donor Day. Thousands of people including youth workers, students, public representatives and volunteers reached the blood donation centers. It will be sent to the victims of the attacks in Ukraine.