On the Telegram channel MoD Russia, you can find briefings that include reports of air attacks, bombings, humanitarian aid to Ukrainians, investigation results and more. It’s a fascinating read… at least I think so. Of course, we should be skeptical of the truthfulness in these reports yet I tend to think we are being shown the reality of what and why Russia is “taking care of business” in the criminal parts of Ukraine. If you’re on Telegram, I think you’ll agree that MoD Russia is revealing much in its postings.

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🇷🇺🇺🇦 Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry – March 31

▫️Units of the Lugansk People’s Republic continue their offensive on the outskirts of Severodonetsk, advancing 2 km deep into the defence of the 57th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade.  More than 40 Ukrainian brigade personnel, 3 IFVs, 3 vehicles of various purposes and 2 field depots for missile and artillery weapons were destroyed.

▫️The grouping of troops of the Donetsk People’s Republic, continuing an offensive, has taken control of part of Novobakhmutovka. They are fighting units of 25th Ukrainian Airborne Brigade on the outskirts of Novoselovka II. During the day, more than 50 nationalists, 1 tank, 4 IFVs, 1 field ammunition depot and 1 fuel convoy of five vehicles were destroyed.

✈️💥During the day, operational-tactical and army aviation hit 28 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Among them: 4 command posts, 3 field depots of missile and artillery weapons, as well as 6 areas of military equipment concentration.

💥Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter 30 kilometres west of Izyum city and 4 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Tamarino, Lisichansk and Volnovakha.

❗️On the morning of March 31, the Kiev regime attempted to evacuate the command staff of the Ukrainian nationalist Azov regiment from Mariupol by 2 Mi-8 helicopters.

▫️1st Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by a crew of portable anti-aircraft missile system of the People’s Militia of the Donetsk Republic, using a trophy US Stinger system, and crashed near Rybatskoe

▫️2nd Ukrainian Mi-8 – damaged by a missile hit, dodged towards the sea, but crashed 20 kilometres off the coast.

📊In total, 124 aircraft and 80 helicopters, 345 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,826 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 195 multiple launch rocket systems, 702 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,704 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.

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🇷🇺🇺🇦 Statement by Russian Defence Ministry

▫️As part of a tour through Western parliaments to collect weapons for ‘defending Europe and democracy’, Zelensky, speaking to Norwegian Storting MPs on March 30, accused Russia of allegedly ‘mining the sea’ and blocking foreign ships in Ukrainian ports.

▫️Given Zelensky’s ignorance of the real situation outside Kiev and the activities of his own subordinates, we officially inform.

▫️Between February 25 and March 4, the remnants of the Ukrainian navy’s mine clearing forces planted about 420 sea anchor mines of the YaM-1 type in the waters of Black and Azov seas, 370 in the Black Sea and 50 in the Azov Sea.

▫️As a result of stormy conditions in the Black Sea and due to poor technical condition, about 10 Ukrainian mines have had their bottom anchor wires broken.

▫️Since then, under the influence of wind and surface flows, the Ukrainian mines have drifted freely southwards in the western part of the Black Sea.

▫️One Ukrainian mine was recently discovered and neutralised by Turkish sailors. The second Ukrainian mine is neutralised in Romanian territorial waters.

▫️No one can know where the remaining Ukrainian mines are drifting today. The leadership of the Kiev nationalist regime, which by its criminal actions has created a direct mine threat to the transport and cargo ships of all Black Sea countries, is even more so.

▫️As for Zelensky’s lie about allegedly blocking around 100 foreign ships in Ukrainian ports, we explain.

▫️Ukrainian authorities are currently forcibly detaining 68 vessels belonging to Turkey, China, Switzerland, Greece, Malta Panama, Marshall Islands, Sierra Leone, Comoros, Belize, Liberia, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Syria in Chernomorsk, Odessa and Nikolaev ports .

▫️At the same time, the Russian Federation daily from 08:00 to 19:00 Moscow time opens a safe corridor of 80 nautical miles wide for these vessels to leave the territorial waters of Ukraine in the south-western direction.

▫️However, the crews of the ships in question told us in radio conversations that any departure of a foreign vessel from Ukrainian ports was forbidden by the Ukrainian authorities under threat of immediate sinking.

#MoD #Russia #Ukraine 

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