Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
▪️The grouping of troops of the Lugansk People’s Republic, developing the offensive, are moving forward from several directions inside Severodonetsk.
▪️Units of the Donetsk People’s Republic are fighting for the capture of Maryinka. The advance was 2 kilometers.
▪️On the morning of March 16, high-precision long-range weapons attacked Ukraine’s military infrastructure. As a result of the strike, communication, retransmission and switching hubs were disabled in Vinnytsa.
💥 During the day, aviation and air defence means of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down 1 Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter Sarany, as well as 6 unmanned aerial vehicles.
✈️💥 Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 34 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Among them: 1 multiple launch rocket system, 3 command posts, 1 electronic warfare station, 7 ammunition depots and 19 areas of military equipment concentration.
💥 In total, 180 aircraft and helicopters, 166 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,367 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 132 multiple launch rocket systems, 502 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,156 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.
❗️We know for sure that with the support of Western countries, the Ukrainian Security Service is preparing a provocation with the use of toxic substances against civilians.
▪️The purpose of the provocation is to accuse Russia of using chemical weapons against the population of Ukraine.
▪️I want to officially state that the units of the Russian Armed Forces involved in the special military operation do not have chemical munitions.
▪️The Russian Federation, unlike the United States, has long fulfilled its international obligations by completely destroying all chemical weapons stockpiles.
▪️To prevent any provocations of Ukrainian nationalists with toxic substances, Russian servicemen in the liberated territory take dangerous objects under control and ensure their safety.
▪️I will add that among the combat documentation captured by us in the 4th brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard, there is a detailed map of the territory of Ukraine with objects and types of toxic substances stored on it. Therefore, any attempt of Ukrainian Security Service provocation with the use of toxic substances will be revealed.
❗️We have repeatedly mentioned facts about the atrocities of nationalists terrorizing civilians for any disobedience or attempts to leave settlements.
▪️Today, footage of civilians killed in Chernihov, who were supposedly “shot by Russian servicemen,” was circulated on all propaganda resources of the Kiev regime. It was stated that all victims were allegedly queuing for bread.
▪️I would like to stress the absence Russian servicemen in Chernihov.
▪️All units of the Russian Armed Forces are outside Chernihov, blocking roads, and are not conducting any offensive actions on the city.
▪️There are no traces of ammunition explosions on the video footage replicated by Ukrainian propagandists. All windows in nearby buildings are intact. There is no damage to the walls, there are no other traces of an explosion on the ground.
▪️Thus, all the dead people – victims of the terror of Ukrainian nationalists or these video footage – are another stage of the Security Service of Ukraine. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that simultaneously with Ukrainian Internet resources, this fake was published on the official pages of the US Embassy in Ukraine on social networks without any verification and obtaining evidence.
▪️At the same time, the embassy itself, as you know, has already been relocated from Kiev, to Lvov. And it does not notice how Russian servicemen deliver and distribute hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid to residents of Chernihov region in settlements liberated from nationalists.
Africa undertstands Russia’s position. Here this this strong defence of the Russian position in the South African parliament.
thank you Rutamira Bitongo, good to see this sane response to issues.
Thank you for that Rutamira. I don’t know if you come from there, but it is a country that I follow. If you do come from there, perhaps you all should go and take a look at how the Russians protect their minorities because South Africa is not doing so good really, to say it mildly. Also get done with the state capture, and please do not take another IMF loan. One can take a strong position but if your own house is not in order, well, it is just talking.
Check the latest video of Kemi Seba on his channel on youtube. He is fighting for the right of the Africans… in other words, the complete decolonization of Africa.
Russians should add one more demand in case of capitulation of Ukraine. Ukies should publicly recognise that they created thousands of fakes and apologise.
The Russians have said that there will be a separate tribunal to deal with war propaganda.
The precedent for that is the case of Julius Streicher.
The theatre in Mariupol – what’s the story there?
Azov Nazis have blown up building of Drama Theatre with explosive devices planted in the basement. Also in the very same basement, they kept civilian hostages. Now, they are putting the blame on Russians for deaths of those hostages.
Most likely Azov blew it up with the civvies inside. Likely ‘disloyal’ civvies
According to Telegram Channel Colonelcassad the Theatre had been taken by Azovites as headquarters, also trapping there numerous civilian hostages. The location was revealed by one Azovite that flee to the DPR forces, then the butchers of Azov relocated quarters and blow the building. Inmediately western MSM blamed russians, same for the alleged “russian massacre” Chernihiv (were currently there is not RF in the city itself)
Information available in
(in russian but with option of automatical translation to english, at least in my equipment)
I think Russia should have kept the info on the Drama Theater and the civilian hostages top secret because then the Ukronazis probably wouldn’t have moved away and blown it up.
Thank you for the post ! The Empire of lies and their vassals will certainly live up to their name!
Will Russia and Putin be able to roll up the oligarch-warlords and their TV stations? Kolomoisky lives in Switzerland Israel? What about Pinkchuk and the rest? This vermin needs to be arrested if possible and any money or assets in the Ukraine need to be seized. George Webb on Twitter and formerly youtube for years has been exposing Kolomoisky, Bidens, and all the others involved in looting the Ukraine and Kolo’s Azov nazi batallion.
It’s been over 3 weeks. I think it’s high time the Russian forces cleared out at least the DPR/LPR areas immediately. This tip toeing around is CAUSING the Western powers to get interested in sticking their noses in where they don’t belong!
Why does Russia bother to record the truth about all the atrocities committed by the Ukrainian Nazi’s and their political handlers in the west? It’s not like the U.S./NATO/EU syndicate will ever allow the facts in evidence be submitted for examination in the court of public opinion. So what is the point?
The salient point is this; when the United States is neutered by Russia and can no longer wage war, then the evidence will bear witness to the numerous machinations of the western cabal of evil.
We see the U.S. has not abated the amount of vitriol against the Russian Federation but instead, magnified its intensity. Even the Papist in Rome tries to seduce the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church with secret promises that betray our belief in the Blood of Christ. In this time we have to choose either God or Satan, whether to bow in servitude to the Prince of Darkness, or sacrifice our human mortality to save our souls on our personal Day of Judgment.
As of today, March 16, 2022, there are 69 days left until May 24, 2022. On the 90th day, Russia will have to make a decision depending upon the survival of the economy, the integrity of the State and the security and health of her people to preemptively launch the Doomsday Option against the U.S. Continent to save itself.
Day 90 is not that far away.
Let us pray for the right outcome and ask the Lord to give us strength through his power of salvation, to help us have the courage to persevere against these most heinous men who would dare to take the breath of life founded in our Holy Orthodox Church and our faith in Christ our Shepherd, for we cannot enter the gates of Heaven unless we keep the Logos of God, the Father, in our hearts and minds.
I have been taking a stronger interest in events around and in Chernihiv.
As this is the first major conurbation south on the way to Kiev it was inevitable that it would be a major base for NATO operations…and the Russian military found stiff resistance there and then decided to bypass the city but leave it surrounded to essentially block any supplies from going in.
So far so good.
But then i became confused by the Russian military briefings.
At the same time that they stated that they were negotiating and opening corridors to allow civilians out, but here were local reports that civilians were being attacked by Ukrainian units, with the Russian military keeping strictly to the ceasefire and simply observing and recording events. That meant, in essence that civilians were being killed but the Russians did not intervene.
That was not a formula that encouraged Chernigiv residents any hope…so inspite of all the nice words that there would be 3 hot meals and full medical support once they reached the Russian or Byelorussian border, many residents decided to stay put in their homes.
But, they were subjected to small arms and missile attacks and stayed indoors for 20 days now, without electricity, food, water, gas.
The civilians have been exposed to mercenaries and Neo-Nazis and many lost old school-friends to rapists, looters and murderers.
“There have been some confusing reports recently.
– One action has been for the Russians to negotiate with the Ukrainans, to allow people to depart from the city but i am confused first of all why this is being suggested. They state that if people are able to depart from the city, they can receive food and medical help. So if this is being arranged, then logically the destination would be Byelorussia and Russia…but i hear that the Ukrainian side, will only allow an evacuation to the Western side and not East.
Now…in many situations where such an evacuation takes place, the people have been attacked and killed by terror groups along the evacuation route. The problem is that the Russians only observe what is developing but do not seem to intervene to protect the civilians. This situation is not clear to me.”
“So i am confused why there is a need for evacuation.
I have heard that the need for evacuation is because now, there is a House-To-House clearance in progress, so the Russians want that the civilians are safe…
But at the same time, they say that there are now trucks entering the city and they are now distributing food and medicine by coming INTO the city…
so this means that the ‘House-Cleaning-Programme has been successful? if the Russians are already now entering my city?
Maybe this explains the damage to buildings: so the Cleaning-Operations have maybe now stopped?… i do not know the exact situation.
It is said the Chechen troops that are given the task to go from House-To-House but they also distribute the food and medicines…
so i still cannot understand why they say that it is best for the civilians to evacuate by bus, to Russia or Byelorussia.
Maybe you will receive some better information about the exact situation but here when i try to understand the developments, this aspect is confusing. Obviously if there is the possibility to receive support, it is a positive development that these food convoys are now entering the city but i do not understand why they offer the evacuation to Russia or Byelorussia…”
The latest briefing clarifies the situation to ME, that Russian troops have NOT entered Chernigiv…
but it gave false hope to Chernigiv residents when there was talk of all the “hundreds of tons of food that was being distributed to Chernigiv” No resident inside the City has seen any support. This was viewed cynically as Russian propaganda.
The civilians are terrified of the prospect of the Chechens entering and going house-to-house. They have been told that Kadyrovs men are brutal…and have already experienced friends being killed by Chechen militants. They do not know the difference between Kadyrovs troops and the militant Chechens.
So the civilians are being starved alongside all the ‘militants’ who then attack the civilians with total impunity….and im thinking, if the USA has ‘Reaper Drones’ that can target what they deem to be malevolent individuals, why do the Russians not employ such?
Other info found on Chernigiv >
The source below is interesting for the fact that it comprises of US War Veterans.
Here’s some refreshing news: Blackwater Mercenary Teams Eradicated in Precision Russian Strike on Luxury ‘Skivvy’ Hotel
The Russian military carried out a precision missile attack on the Ukraina Hotel in Chernihiv.
This is reported by Russian war correspondents accredited by the Ministry of Defense in the combat zone.
“The so-called “Foreign Legion” was based in the “Ukraine” hotel in Chernihiv.
As part of the legion, on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, mercenary militants fought, who came from different parts of the world to confront the Russian Armed Forces.”
This was the NGO group that slaughtered 17 Iraqi civilians, Erik Prince, founder of the private military company Blackwater, was given a presidential pardon by Donald Trump…
As a general rule, US War Veterans appear to be supportive of the Russian perspective on Geo-Politics.
The War Veterans are enlisted men serving the US Military but disillusioned by the knowledge that they are not fighting to defend the USA but rather to protect the malevolent interests of the Deep State. That comes across in their articles.
So…their attitude to mercenaries, whether home-grown or not, is that mercenaries are total trash as they operate purely for money.
As regards the City of Chernigov (Chernihiv in Ukrainian), it is one of the jewels of the Russian Orthodox world and has a long history and charming architecture…BUT, it is located north east of Kiev and is the first city when entering the Ukraine, south from Byelorussia.
That makes it a strategic asset and not unnaturally, NATO planners placed many Ukrainian Army assets there, bolstered by the Neo-Nazi units and Mercenaries who trained, supported and directed them…
Thus when the Russian moved south, they met stiff resistance in Chernigiv. The Russians decided to skirt around this city and move to other more important areas of operation further south…but, the Russians kept a battalion to encircle the city and just sat there, not allowing any traffic to get into the city.
Daytime the Russian sent in Drones to observe who was doing what…and then at night, they stated that they sent in teams of Chechens to aim at known hotpots where Neo-Nazis were based. The aim was to keep as much of the cities infrastructure intact and avoid harm to the population. One devastating missile within Chernigiv attack killed 33 civilians. The western media claims it was done by the Russians but at that point in time, the Russians were simply ‘parked’ outside the City, waiting to move in once the population had been starved for a while. So it is quite possible that the Ukrainian Neo Nazis or the Ukrainian Army fired off a missile that then hit a block of flats (a similar incident in Kiev last week, was also ascribed to the Russians by western media but the Russians were at opposite end to where the missile came from, and the Ukrainians themselves later admitted it was one of theirs)
Currently citizens in Chernigiv are without electricity, gas or water. To prevent any communication between any resistance elements, the Russians use Electronic Warfare to suppress all communications, so no one can contact family or friends. Civilians mentioned on the 24th that they had completely run out of food…so two weeks on and the situation must be dire.
In addition, there are now Neo-Nazi and Ukrainian Military walking around, they raid homes for food, they kill civilians, they take over their homes in blocks of flats, to position themselves as snipers…they use civilians as human-shields…the Ukrainian government released criminals from prisons and gave them guns…
This further reduces the chances for a civilian to survive…
Even in more ‘peaceful’ times, the Neo-Nazis roamed around and killed people with impunity…
The main base of the mercenaries appears to have been the Ukraina hotel in Chernigiv and no doubt the missile attack eliminated a few of the mercenaries..
…but here is a Twitter link of ‘the defiant citizens of Chernigiv’
There is no info clarifying whether the claims made by the citizens of Chernigiv are true. They state for example that the Russians have been bombing churches, hospitals and schools. The Russians would ONLY do this, if their latest drone runs confirm the presence of Neo-Nazis holed up inside.
A similar situation happened in Mariupol, where again the western media made claims that the Russians bombed a hospital. A Ukrainian nurse is on record as stating that the Neo-Nazis ordered all medical staff and civilians out of the building beforehand and when the Russians destroyed the building, there were no medical staff or patients inside. However, some ‘acting’ was done with ‘patients’ dressed as if they had just been pulled from the rubble injured. the injuries shown do not correspond with a real-world attack…this was all staged by western mercenaries.
” I do not understand what you don’t understand”? 1. The Mod said they surrounded the city of Chernigiv, but the region of Chernigiv ; food was being distributed.
2. An evacuation corridor was open to allow civilians to leave. Why do civilians not leave? Well, because they are not allowed to. 3. Why ask them to leave? The food supply is down, and they can eat in Russia, and go back when the war is done.
4.why do the Russians not go in now? Most likely, it’s because of planning the best way to minimize army casualties and civilians before doing so. In addition, they have other wider nets to encircle. Yes, civilians are starving and dying, but not from Russians, but from the zion USA supplied Nazis.
In regards to your other news postings, maybe to say we are on the same page: It is old news. We learn that days previous. Right now, Russia has the backing of China, India, all of central Asia, the east and most of the middle-east, Africa and South America, we will be on the outside looking in! That is what we exactly deserve.
I would hope the Russian MOD would announce that any use of chemical weapons in Ukraine by the Ukrainians or (and) their Western sponsors will be considered by Russia a war crime and those involved will be caught and punished for it.
They also might want to start hitting communications stations in Western Ukraine. That would turn off some of the Western propaganda being created there. And limit the Western Embassies, now that they have relocated there.
Like I’ve said before,the only way to gain true victory in this war is for the regime in Kiev to be changed. No matter what they may be saying to the Russians,they still have a lot of fight in them.They refuse to see the writing on the wall. First Zelensky say’s they might “talk” about not being a part of NATO (they aren’t a part now,but see the damage they have done without that). But then he says Ukraine needs an alliance with a nuclear power like Russophobic Britain. And now today he gives a televised speech to the Russophobic US Congress calling for them to impose a no fly zone over Ukraine. There is zero chance that Russia can or should trust in any dealings with the Ukrainian regime in power today. https://www.rt.com/news/552072-zelensky-ukraine-us-congress/
I completely agree about Zelensky. No trust in this psychopath. How, then, to end this conflict if nobody there will surrender? See? Ukarine has become a no man’s land.
I´ve been utterly disappointed with the “Sceptics” on Youtube, they all have taken the 30 pieces of Silver, except Carl “Sargon” Benjamin, here he shows some backbone.
Until the US suffer significant losses little will change in their psyche. Everyone else gets to die bar the perpetrators. That ain’t cricket my friends!