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Weapons incoming

Russia have struck a major artery for the shipment of NATO weapons from Europe via the Beskidy railway tunnel. The Beskidy Tunnel is a railway tunnel under the Volovets Pass in the Carpathian Mountains. Confirmed by Ukraine itself.

High-precision long-range air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed industrial buildings of the smithy-mechanical plant on the outskirts of Lozovaya (Kharkov Region), where the AFU armoured vehicles were being rebuilt and repaired.

The consequences of the arrival at the Darnitsa car repair plant, which was converted for the repair of equipment and the preparation of Polish tanks for shipment to the front

Russian Mod states that an An-26 military transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force carrying weapons and military equipment was shot down in the Odessa region.



The stream of weapons that are being sent into the Ukraine, is not even a replacement of what they had and it gets destroyed as fast as possible.

The signs are there:  Ukraine is now an orphan.  Nobody wants it any longer.  Yet, nobody is calling a ceasefire or peace.  The opportunity for the west to snatch victory on any axis at all, is fast disappearing.

Today, for the detail, we look at the Military Summary Channel, Readovka news as of the end of the 5th of June, and the Russian Mod Briefing of early morning on the 6th.

You may see how fast the information changed over the previous two days, how territories changed hands, and how mapmakers and reporters could not keep up.

Here is a short form video:

And here is some additional description of what happened around the Severodonetsk / Lysychansk area but kindly check the detail thoroughly for over and under statements:

Readovka – evening of June 5 – frontlines

In the Kharkiv direction, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a counteroffensive on the positions of the Russian Armed Forces to the north. Fighting has been going on in Tsupovka since yesterday. On the eastern flank there are battles in the area of Ternovaya and near Stary Saltov;

Severodonetsk-Lisichansk-Zolotoe heavy fighting continues. Ukrainian units were forced to retreat immediately 20 kilometers to the rear, in the area of the village of Nagornoye.

There are fights for Vrubovka;

Kamyshevakha is under the control of the Russian and LPR troops. The fighting was heavy, but now the enemy has been driven out of the village;

Artemivsk (Bakhmut). The fight for the Artemivsk-Lisichansk highway is of key importance for all these battles. If the initiative is successfully seized on this transport artery, a huge group of Ukrainian troops and foreign mercenaries will actually be left without supplies in Lysychansk and Severodonetsk.;

The southern Front today was not marked by fierce battles and the advance of troops-there are sluggish positional battles.

Calibration. In the Kiev region, six strikes were carried out. Some of them are related to infrastructure facilities in Darnytskyi, Dnipro and Brovary districts of the capital. The leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine decided to place T-72 and other military equipment.

In the Mykolaiv region, the Russian Armed Forces inflicted at least five strikes. Strong explosions thundered about five in the morning in Nikolaev and Ochakov. One “calibration” was recorded in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. In the Kharkiv region, strikes were carried out at the Korotich airfield, where MiG-29 aircraft were transferred according to intelligence data.

Ukrainian militants continue their massive shelling of Donetsk. As a result of a strike by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Chelyuskintsev mine was destroyed. MLRS shells were observed arriving in the Vostochny microdistrict in Makeyevka. Kremennaya also suffered from the Ukrainian militants-about 30 mines of 120-mm caliber were fired.

The latest Russian Mod Briefing is here:

Human Interest

And a day ago, Russian General Kutuzov was killed in the battles. He personally led his unit into battle.  During his service, Roman Vladimirovich was awarded the Orders of Kutuzov, Courage, “For Military Merit”, Honor, as well as the medal “For Courage”.

Today, in the area of Severodonetsk, Russians killed the battalion commander of the 24th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Clearly payback judging by the wide distribution of the news).

A Serviceman of the DPR army Viktor was seriously injured while in Ukrainian captivity. The APU literally slashed the head, neck and chest of the prisoner of war with a bayonet knife. He miraculously survived and now the marine from the 36th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmitry Evgan, is a captive of the Russian military.

A major fire broke out at an Orthodox monastery located near the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) town of Svyatogorsk on Saturday. The area is controlled by the Ukrainian military and intense fighting has been reported from the area over the past few days.

Footage from the scene circulating shows the Skete of All Saints engulfed in flames. The sprawling wooden structure was constructed in the late 2000s at the site of the former All Saints Church, which had been destroyed during the Soviet era. Who dun it? Both sides are blaming the other.

Wider World

Rally in Rome – raising the issue of Italy’s withdrawal from NATO.

Israel – local residents remove Ukrainian flags, returning Israeli ones to their place. (While we note this, we also have to express abhorrence against the latest killings of journalists and the grabbing of more territories by the Israelis).

Erdogan states that EU members and other European countries are in a state of “panic” over the influx of refugees from Ukraine.

Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui:  We must put an end once and for all to the hegemony of the United States, with its eternal desire to interfere in the affairs of sovereign states

Medvedev:  Russia’s achievement of the goals of the special operation in Ukraine should lead to the creation of a new non US centric system of international security.

Russia Could Soon ‘Break’ Ukraine’s Defenses – Spiegel: Russian troops could soon wrest the remainder of the Donbass region from Ukraine’s forces, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, has warned. (Spiegel)

An interesting report on why Germany will not supply tanks to the Ukraine. Generally someone has remembered some history and they say they cannot again have German tanks on Russian territory:

Our general expectation and still forming at the Saker Blog, is that we are going to see very huge changes in Europe first.  The expectation of Gonzalo Lira, that there already may be different blocs trying to negotiate with Russia, and seriously trying to get out of the tentacles of Uncle $cam, has relevance.

It is then also necessary to note the serious games of provocation being played in the South China and East China Seas.  PLA aircraft deal with Canadian, Australian provocative close-in recon in East and South China Seas

Enjoy your discussion.

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