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The situation in the Ukrainian SMO on May 30 2023

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An attack of up to 25 drones recorded in Moscow and Moscow region this morning.

Most were shot down by air defense – others got caught on trees and wires, as they flew at ultra-low altitude.

Two people require medical assistance, no other casualties reported. Moscow region airports are operating as normal.

UPDATE: A total of 32 attack drones have been reported – 19 shot down by defences, 10 stuck in trees, 3 hit residential complexes without serious injuries. 

One of the types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that attacked Moscow earlier is reportedly the UJ-22 Airborne, an attack and reconnaissance UAV, made by Ukraine.

It is capable of flying up to 800 kilometers and carry 15-20 kilograms in weight, such as 30 F1 grenades.

Russia’s President says Ukraine’s drone attacks are intended to draw a reaction out of Moscow.

“Well, we will see what to do about that”.

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🗣 There are no military and politicians in Ukraine, only terrorists; for me, it is so necessary to declare martial law in Russia, to use all the combat resources intended for this in order to sweep away this entire terrorist cell at once – Kadyrov 

Ukraine ‘playing with fire’ and has ‘a lot to lose’ if it is behind Moscow attack, experts warn
If Ukraine is found to be behind the drone attack in Moscow then it is “playing with fire”, security and defence analyst Michael Clarke has told Sky News.

Looking at the latest strike in the Russian capital, Clarke said if Ukraine was behind the strike then militarily they “could get something out of this”.

“It proves to the Muscovites that this war is not something going on somewhere else,” he said.

“It’s embarrassing for the Russian military to have let these things through. So there is a little bit of military logic to that.”

However he said if Ukraine is behind the attack then politically “Kyiv can lose an awful lot by this”.

“This will disquiet Kyiv’s backers in the West. It will increase the narrative that Putin and people around him can use to prove the Ukrainians are trying to destroy Russia,” he said.

“They will also say – though it isn’t true- that NATO is behind this.

“None of that is true but that narrative will be given credibility by this. It therefore risks driving a wedge between Kyiv and its Western backers.

“So Ukrainians have got a lot to lose if it turns out they are behind this.”

Meanwhile, Sky’s international correspondent John Sparks said that Moscow “do not like to appear weak”.

“Their failure to defend the airspace over Moscow – if this was a Ukrainian attack- makes them look weak,” he said.

“It tells the residents of Moscow that they are no longer insulated from the physical realities of this war. They are involved.”

Sky news

Russia is preparing a powerful combined attack of the fleet and “Shahids”, — Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “South”

“The enemy has not used sea-based missiles for a long time, and therefore can prepare a combined attack using Kalibr and kamikaze drones. The total salvo from ships can reach 16 missiles,” Gumenyuk said. 

The Russians are “in for a rude awakening” when the Ukrainian counteroffensive begins, Sen Graham told NatSec Daily following a weekend trip to Kiev.

The lawmaker received a “deep dive” briefing on Ukraine’s military plans from President Zelensky and his team, he said in a phone interview during his return home. “In the coming days, you’re going to see a pretty impressive display of power by the Ukrainians.” – Politico

 ( timing of the Ukrainian counteroffensive has repeatedly shifted and continues to shift. Earlier in May, Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of Vladimir Zelensky’s office, Podolyak, said on Italian TV that the counteroffensive of Ukrainian troops had been going on “for several days.”

Putin confirms Russia struck Ukrainian military intelligence headquarters

RF Armed Forces carried out group strikes on central decision-making points where terrorist attacks were planned on Russian territory under the guidance of Western special services - Russian Defense Ministry

The Kremlin said that the drone attack on Moscow was the result of effective strikes by the Russian Armed Forces on military facilities in Ukraine and one of the decision-making centers (what exactly the object was attacked, Peskov did not specify – earlier reports were published in the media that during one of the strikes some buried object was struck, which explains Budanov’s hysteria). They also noted the good work of air defense forces and means in repelling an attack by drones

According to Peskov’s explanation, the attack on the decision-making center in Kyiv took place during a rocket attack on Sunday, May 28. What exactly it was for the object, Peskov did not specify. Judging by the tantrum of Budanov and Co., the object was important.

Nevertheless, it can be noted that this is the first official statement about the defeat of the decision-making center, which was threatened with a strike last year.

On the recent Strikes in #Kiev⚡️

According to my Data, the headquarters was covered in #Kiev, which included the Western supervisors  of the operation in #Ukraine.

The second time we hit the bull’s-eye. The first time such a headquarters was destroyed by “Daggers” in the #Lvov region. At that time about two hundred foreign soldiers died.

Reporter Rudenko V
RF MoD: During the day, the RF Armed Forces carried out group strikes using long-range precision air-based weapons against central decision-making points where terrorist attacks against Russian territory were being planned under the guidance of Western intelligence experts

In Kyiv, the Havansky Bridge, which connects Rybalsky Island with Podil, has been blocked for traffic since the morning. Yesterday and last night the enemy worked on the island… And on the island there is an office of the Main Intelligence Directorate and the Kuznya plant. Of course, there is no information about the results and possible arrivals at these objects, but … remember Budanov’s angry video, where the mask of composure could hardly hide the anger. I don’t think it just happened..

Either the SDG building was indeed hit very seriously and the bunker there collapsed, or they suddenly decided to make repairs and dug up a huge amount of earth right into the courtyard and car park

That explains the rumble that Klitschko said was weapons being moved to the front.

The “Akhmat” special forces have relocated and are preparing for active operations in DPR, the task is to liberate several settlements, Kadyrov said.

“Friends, Chechen units have received a new order to redeploy forces. The territories of the Donetsk People’s Republic become a zone of responsibility. According to the order, the fighters of the Chechen units must begin active hostilities and liberate a number of settlements. However, the first stage has been going on for several days now – the command staff of the units is developing plans for the movement and liberation of settlements, receiving new intelligence.” – Ramzan Kadyrov

The Russian army hit another Patriot in Kyiv – Shoigu spoke about the course of the special operation

 ▪️In recent days, large arms depots in Khmelnitsky, Ternopil and Nikolaev have also been destroyed, Shoigu noted.
▪️Air defense forces intercepted 29 Storm Shadow missiles in a month.
▪️The Armed Forces of Ukraine have lost over 16,000 militants, 16 aircraft, 466 UAVs and more than 400 tanks over the past month;
▪️Western curators demand that Kyiv go on the offensive, despite the significant losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;
▪️The Russian Aerospace Forces are improving the use of aviation at the front, mastering new equipment and weapons;
▪️The army monitors the supply routes of Western weapons to Ukraine and strikes at them;
▪️Measures to ensure flight safety allowed the Russian Aerospace Forces to practically eliminate accidents due to the human factor.

According to unconfirmed reports, as a result of a series of attacks on targets in Odessa, the Ukrainian landing ship “Yury Olefirenko” was destroyed – the last large ship of the Ukrainian Navy on the Black Sea.

A Polish military aircraft is flying to Chisinau to pick up the Polish wounded and/or killed during the attack on the port of Odessa.

A reader from Moldova specified that Polish military aircraft have been flying to Chisinau for the fourth day under the pretext of preparing for the summit of the European Political Community, which will be held on June 1. But their cargo is weapons, which remain in the country, and their further fate is unknown. Tellingly, airport civilian personnel are not allowed to unload and load these planes

In Odessa, they suddenly announced the need for donor blood of all groups

Usually such posts appear on social networks during the period of active hostilities, which are not conducted after the “Bakhmut meat grinder”.

Apparently, Odessa blood transfusion stations are preparing for something…

In the Baltic states, strong interference with GPS navigation is noted in the border areas of Russia and Belarus. It will be very interesting if the UAV in Moscow was launched from Poland or the Baltic states

Network coverage disappears all over Ukraine – the largest providers did not explain the reason for this

Citizens of Ukraine panic because of the massive blackouts of mobile communication. Popular cellular operators Vodafone and Kyivstar stopped working in several regions.

The problems were reported in different regions of Ukraine – Dnepropetrovsk, Sumy, Kharkov and others. The inconveniences affected Kiev. Vodafone has not yet explained what happened, but said that they are “doing everything possible to solve the problem”.

Powerful explosion at “three sisters” – at the junction of the borders of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia
A Ukrainian road was blown up on a tank-hazardous direction near the “three sisters” – the place where Ukraine (Chernihiv region), Belarus (Gomel region) and Russia (Bryansk region) meet.

At the border in the Chernihiv region, the path of the enemy, which they might once have tried to use to attempt attacks, is destroyed.

The Russian army is advancing in the LPR, taking Belogorovka in pincers

 Ukrainian military analysts again report a difficult situation for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a report.

◼️ Operational situation in the Belogorovsko-Kremenskoye direction:
During the offensive, Belogorovka recently found itself practically in a semi-encirclement.
◼️ To the northeast and southeast of the village, the Russian infantry is attacking, trying to break through and gain a foothold in new positions.
◼️ In the southeast of the Kremensky forest, Russian DRGs continue to search for weaknesses in the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There is an increased activity of Russian artillery, aviation and drones (including kamikaze UAVs).
◼️ Offensive operations in this direction are being carried out – to the Seversky Donets River and are aimed at taking under fire control a section of the Serebryanka-Grigorovka-Belogorovka road.
◼️ The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirms the information: In the Lugansk direction, Russian troops launched air and artillery strikes on the area of Belogorovka, Seversk and Oputnoye

#Chronicle of the Special Military Operation for 30 May 2023⚡️

🔹 Yesterday’s Key Event was a massive attack by Ukrainian drones on #Moscow. Most of the aircraft were intercepted by air defense over the Odintsovo, Krasnogorsk and Istra districts of the #Moscow region.

🔹 Several Drones reached the territory of the capital, three of them hit residential high-rise buildings in the south of the capital. As a result of the incidents, two people were injured.

🔹 Earlier in the Morning, Russian units carried out massive strikes on enemy targets in #Kiev by the use of “Geran-2″ Kamikaze Drones.

🔹 Meanwhile, Ukrainian formations continued to shell border settlements in the #Belgorod region. As a result of the 👉 shelling ( of a temporary refugee accommodation in #Shebekino, one person was killed and two others were injured.

Special Operation, 30 May 2023, Main; pub. 21:50⚡️

▪️ The RF Armed Forces have carried out high-precision, long-range airborne weapons strikes on central decision-making points where terrorist attacks in #Russia were planned under the direction of Western intelligence services, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said;
▪️ Kiev has lost over 120 servicemen in the #Kupyansk and Krasny #Liman directions, MoD said;
▪️ The RF Armed Forces Vostok grouping in the #SouthDonetsk and #Zaporozhye directions has hit more than 140 Ukrainian servicemen;
▪️ Losses of the Ukrainian army in the #Donetsk direction amounted to 145 military personnel, in the #Kherson direction – up to 30 militants;
▪️  This month, the total losses of Ukrainian troops amounted to over 16,000 troops, 16 aircraft, 5 helicopters, 466 UAVs, over 400 tanks and other armoured vehicles, Shoygu said;

▪️ On Tuesday morning, according to MoD, #Ukraine launched a terrorist drone attack on #Moscow, involving eight aircraft-type UAVs. Putin, referring to the attack, said it was terrorist activity, with the air defence system working smoothly;

▪️ #UN said it condemns strikes on civilians and infrastructure;

▪️ Peskov, commenting on the drone attack, said it was the Kiev regime’s response to #Russia’s effective strikes on Sunday against a decision-making centre;

▪️ Putin confirmed that #Russia struck Ukraine’s military intelligence headquarters two days ago.

War Map and the Situation on the Fronts in the Evening of 30 May 2023; pub. 00:05⚡️

⚡️ Aleksandr Bichaev, an Officer from #Smolensk, was today presented with the title Hero of Russia ( The Russian soldier was heroically killed on 15 February during an attempted breakthrough by the AFU in #Donbass. A subdivision under Aleksandr’s command advanced ( towards numerous units of militants, disrupting the enemy offensive. Senior Lieutenant Bichaev continued to cover his comrades in arms at the cost of his life.

⚔️ The Situation on the Fronts over the past Day:

🔹#Svatovo – #Kremennaya Direction:

▪️ An Ukrainian SRG was destroyed near #Sinkovka. The entrenchment at the #Oskol River near #Masyutovka continues.
➖ The Russian army continues to encircle #Belogorovka.

🔹#Donetsk Direction:

▪️  In the #Avdeyevka sector no serious changes occurred during the day. Artillery continues to cover the AFU positions in the city, as well as in #Pervomayskoye.
➖ In #Maryinka, our fighters continue to storm the western outskirts.

🔹#Zaporozhye Direction:

▪️ Our fighters attacked the militants’ positions near #Ugledar, also ours are advancing in the direction of Bolshaya Novosyolka. At the same time, we had to withdraw from the occupied positions to the southwest of #Nikolskoye dacha.

💥 The AFU launched ( a massive UAV raid on #Moscow and the #Moscow suburbs. Only three drones made it directly to the capital, one of which crashed ( into an apartment building. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured ( Largely thanks to the work ( of our air defence and electronic warfare.

Quick Update 30/05/23 | Heavy Shelling Across The Whole Front

Russian Defence Ministry Report on the Progress of the Special Military Operation (30 May 2023)⚡️

⚠️ During the day, the RF Armed Forces carried out group strikes using long-range precision air-based weapons against central decision-making points where terrorist attacks against Russian territory were being planned under the guidance of Western intelligence experts.

💥 All the assigned targets have been engaged.
◽️ In Kupyansk direction, the Zapad Group of Forces has hit the units of the enemy close to Timkovka (Kharkov region) and Novoselovskoye (LPR).

◽️ In addition, actions of 1 AFU SRG have been thwarted near Sinkovka (Kharkov region).

💥 The enemy’s losses amounted to up to 40 troops, 3 motor vehicles, and 1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system during the day.

💥 One U.S. AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Moskovka (Kharkov region).

◽️ In Krasny Liman direction, Army Aviation and artillery of the Tsentr Group of Forces engaged the AFU units close to Chervonaya Dibrova, Kuzmino (LPR), and Yampolovka (DPR).

◽️ Over 85 troops, 2 AFVs, 2 pickup trucks, 1 D-20 howitzer, and 1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery unit have been eliminated in this direction during the day.

💥 In Donetsk direction, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, units, and artillery of the Yug Group of Forces have eliminated up to 145 troops, 2 AFVs, 3 motor vehicles, and 1 D-30 howitzer during the day.

💥 An ammunition depot of the AFU’s 54th Mechanised Brigade has been hit close to Krasnoye (DPR).
◽️ In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aviation and artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on the AFU units close to Velikaya Novosyolka and Vremevka (DPR).

💥 1 AFU SRG has been neutralised close to Vladimirovka (DPR).

💥 Over 40 troops and 4 motor vehicles were hit in these directions over the past 24 hours.
◽️ In Kherson direction, up to 30 troops, 5 motor vehicles, and 1 Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, and D-30 and Msta-B howitzers have been eliminated over the past 24 hours.

💥 Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, and artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have engaged 88 AFU artillery units, manpower and hardware in 96 areas during the day.
◽️ Air defence forces shot down 7 HIMARS MLRS shells and one HARM anti-radiation missile during the day.

💥 In addition, 8 AFU UAVs were obliterated in the areas of Inzhenernoye (Zaporozhye region), Staromayorskoye (DPR), Kolomyichikha (LPR), and Veliky Vyselok and Petrovskoye (Kharkov region).

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    • Daughter of the Church

      The words by Senator Lindsey Graham are certainly enraging the Russians. Those irresponsible words by a high ranking American politician were followed by a symbolic bombing of Moscow. Short of being an open declaration of war, this is one step further into the escalation of a total war between the collective West and Russia. The scriptures (Daniel’s prophecies) speak of what appears to be The USA & the UK’s armed forces destroyed “as in a whirlwind by the king of the north”. We might have reached this point of the prophecy.

    • Fake News = The False Prophet

      People being tortured and beaten in public view…
      Crowds sing the Ukrainian National Anthem as Ukrainian soldiers tie civilians to posts. Then the public beatings begin.

      Interesting photo of yesterday’s clashes between KFOR “Peacekeepers” / ROSU “Special Forces” and Serb peaceful protesters.
      101st Airborne member and a ROSU operator with a rifle, which suggests that the claims that ROSU opened fire on Serb civilians are real.

      Media still saying Serbs start the violence,
      Here is the evidence, who start the violence?

    • Fake News = The False Prophet

      In Ukraine, the court ordered the State Bureau of Investigation to open a criminal case in connection with possible treason on the part of President Vladimir Zelensky, as well as members of his team.

      Western governments and politicians today, one after another, condemn the Kosovo Serb attack on KFOR.‼️
      Imagine, Serbs “attacked” KFOR by sitting peacefully in front of their municipal administration buildings.

      Another curious post which is still unconfirmed, claims that a group of wounded NATO soldiers in serious condition in Ukraine has just been evacuated to Berlin from Rzeszow

    • Fake News = The False Prophet

      BREAKING “The Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at a temporary accommodation center with resettled residents of the Belgorod region, there are wounded and dead” — Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov

      NATO will send 700 extra troops to Kosovo and put another battalion on high alert, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said

      Maria #Zakharova: We are calling the West to finally silence its false propaganda, to stop blaming the incidents in Kosovo on the desperate Serbs who are peacefully, without weapons in their hands, trying to defend their legitimate rights & freedoms.

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