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Nothing but technological problems hindering gas supplies to Europe : Kremlin 

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  • Updated on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Nothing but technological problems hindering gas supplies to Europe : Kremlin 

 

 

Dhaka August 31 2022 :

 

Inside Russia : Outside Russia : News Digest by the Embassy of Russian Federation in Bangladesh on August 31 2022

 

INSIDE RUSSIA

Putin, Lukashenko discuss situation in Ukraine — Kremlin

MOSCOW, August 30. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on his birthday by telephone. The two men also discussed the current agenda, including Ukraine, the Kremlin’s press service said.

“In a telephone conversation, Russian President Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated the president of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, on his birthday,” the news release reads. Earlier, Putin sent a message of congratulations.

“Some crucial issues on the bilateral agenda as well as the situation in Ukraine were discussed,” the Kremlin said.

In the congratulatory telegram, uploaded to the Kremlin’s website, Putin noted Lukashenko’s great personal contribution to the development of relations between Russia and Belarus.

“You make a great personal contribution to the development of friendly, allied Russian-Belarusian ties and partnership in countering threats and challenges to our common security,” Putin said. “I highly appreciate our good, comradely relations, which allow us to discuss the most complex issues frankly and thoroughly. I am looking forward to continuing a constructive dialogue and close joint work to step up bilateral cooperation in all spheres and to further develop integration within the framework of the Union State.”

The Russian leader pointed out that this “undoubtedly meets the fundamental interests of our fraternal peoples.”

“I sincerely wish you good health, happiness, prosperity and continued success,” Putin said.

 

Russian financial system needs adaptation in sanctions environment — PM

MOSCOW, August 30. /TASS/. The Russian financial system requires “serious adjustment” in conditions of sanctions, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Tuesday.

“Our financial system requires serious adjustment in the environment of sanctions and restrictions, primarily to establish efficient mechanisms that will make possible to saturate our economy with sufficient liquidity, ensure stable operations of our business and entire industries, and keep jobs,” Mishustin said.

The main task at present is “to take midterm measures aimed at recovering the growth rates, and this needs comprehensive development of all sectors: stock, banking, insurance and pension ones,” Mishustin noted. “Owing to joint decisions with the Bank of Russia, we managed to stabilize markets and the banking system and lower inflation risks, which is positively influencing consumer sector dynamics at present,” he added.

 

Kremlin: Nothing but technological problems hindering gas supplies to Europe

MOSCOW. Aug 30 (Interfax) – Russia remains a dependable supplier of gas to Europe, with nothing but technological problems getting in the way of deliveries, Dmitry Peskov, the Russian president’s spokesman, told reporters.

Peskov was asked whether there were guarantees gas supplies by the Nord Stream pipeline would resume following three days of maintenance.

“There are guarantees that nothing but technological problems caused by sanction is hindering the supplies,” he said.

“Russia has been and remains ready to honor all of its commitments,” Peskov said.

 

OUTSIDE RUSSIA

‘Return money stolen from Afghans’: Russia tells US to pay for 20-year occupation

UNITED NATIONS, August 30. /TASS/. Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya called on his US counterpart Linda Thomas-Greenfield to return the money stolen from the Afghan people, instead of trying to make others pay for someone else’s bills during the UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan.

Thomas-Greenfield claimed during the meeting that Russia allegedly contributes too little to funding the restoration of Afghanistan.

“From the long-winded speculations of our US colleagues, this could be perceived as a call to Russia and China to pay for the restoration of Afghanistan. Allegedly, it is the US and its allies who are paying for everything, while all that Russia and China only do is just empty talk.”

“The cynicism of such claims is simply shocking. We are being called upon to pay for restoring the country, whose economy was effectively destroyed by the 20-year-long occupation by the US and NATO,” the diplomat noted. “Instead of admitting it’s own mistakes and trying to fix them, we are being accused of being unwilling to pay for someone else’s bill. It is an interesting proposal.”

“No, our dear former Western partners, it is you who must pay for your own mistakes,” the diplomat specified. “And, for starters, it is necessary to return the money stolen from the Afghan people back to them. We have been helping and will help Afghanistan. And we suggest that you focus on paying the bills to the Afghan people for the 20 years of [your] pointless occupation, which destroyed Afghanistan and which put its people on the brink of survival.”

“Not everything can be measured in money. The lives of those who died during your imposition of democracy in Afghanistan cannot be measured with money; nor can money buy the loyalty of the people of Afghanistan, which the US has completely lost, apparently,” Nebenzya insisted.

 

Only one ship for Ethiopia – Readovka.world

Western media happily reports a ship carrying Ukrainian grain arrives in Djibouti port

Apparently, it did not take much grain to save Africa from starvation — just one ship. That’s how many vessels have gone to Africa since the beginning of the grain corridor. And the rest, almost two dozen of them, went to the Mediterranean countries of the European Union. Apparently, they, too, were on the brink of famine.

 

SPECIAL MILITARY OPERATION IN UKRAINE

Ukraine accused of targeting possible route of nuclear inspectors

Kiev’s forces have hit the Zaporozhye plant’s resort house where the delegation could stay, a local council member has claimed

Ukrainian forces are shelling a route that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspection mission could take to reach the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant this week, local authorities claimed on Tuesday.

Zaporozhye Region council member Vladimir Rogov told RIA Novosti that “Ukrainian nationalists are targeting locations that could be visited by the IAEA mission in Energodar,” where the plant is located. He added that “[Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky’s regime also started a military operation in the south of the country,” which raises concerns for the safety of the IAEA mission.

Rogov also said Kiev’s forces have shelled the NPP’s resort house that could accommodate the IAEA delegation.

On Monday, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi announced that an expert group would visit the NPP this week to assess the damage sustained by the plant and check the safety and security systems. Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant has been under Russian control since March.

Moscow has repeatedly accused Ukrainian forces of attacking the plant, while warning that the shelling could trigger a disaster that would eclipse the Chernobyl incident. Kiev insists, however, that Russian forces are shelling the site while stationing military hardware there.

On Sunday night, Ukrainian forces shelled Energodar, the city where the plant is located, local officials said. They claimed that the attack, which injured nine people and deliberately hit a number of residential houses, was meant to torpedo the upcoming IAEA mission. “This provocation by Kiev-controlled militants is aimed at derailing the visit of the IAEA chief to the Zaporozhye NPP,” they said at the time.

Also on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Kiev’s forces attempted a counter-offensive in Kherson in southern Ukraine, but “failed miserably.” The ministry went on to say that the Ukrainian army had attempted to attack in three directions, but made no gains and suffered “great losses,” which included dozens of tanks and armored fighting vehicles.

 

EU Hatched Ukrainian Army Training Mission Idea Long Before Escalation of Conflict, Borrell Admits

Ilya Tsukanov, Sputnik News

NATO countries sent billions of dollars in weaponry and engaged in the training of tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops between 2014 and early 2022 to bring the Ukrainian Armed Forces up to alliance standards for Kiev’s war against Donbass. Since February, the US alone has committed more than $47 billion in additional assistance.

The European Union discussed the creation of a Ukrainian Army training mission long before the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell has admitted.

“Several member states will have different ideas, but this idea of a training mission is an old idea. We had been discussing that even before the war started. So, member states put this idea on the table. So, it is the moment to act, it is the moment to take decisions,” Borrell told reporters after arriving at a meeting of EU defense ministers in Prague on Tuesday.

The official did not delve into any details about what kind of training assistance Brussels plans to provide Kiev, saying the bloc has already “done a lot of training missions,” and that the Ukrainians currently “need everything.”

“We are providing big amounts of military capability. Certainly, Russia will not be happy. They are not happy with the idea that we are providing all kinds of military equipment. And we will continue providing more military equipment,” Borrell assured.

Russia’s “unhappiness” with Western arms shipments to Kiev boils down to its implications for the security crisis, with officials saying more weapons will prolong the conflict and delay peace negotiations. Moscow has also expressed concerns about the fate of Western weapons once they’re in Ukraine, pointing to the dangers of arms ending up on the international illegal arms black market.

Earlier this month, an exclusive investigation by Sputnik Arabic uncovered a Ukrainian arms smuggling operation on the dark web, with enterprising businessmen taking advantage of the bonanza of Western guns flooding Ukraine by offering to illegally ship American-made automatic rifles to Yemen. Separately, a CBS News documentary on Western assistance to Ukraine was deleted earlier this month after revealing that a mere 30 percent of the aid was actually reaching the front lines.

In his remarks Tuesday, Borrell expressed hope that that the defense ministers’ meeting would result in an informal, political agreement among bloc members on an EU training mission for Ukraine. “We have a – procedure a quite complex one – in order to identify the objectives and the purposes, the dimensions, the resources. But today I hope we will have a green light, a political green light for this mission,” he said.

The official indicated that the issue of ways to boost Europe’s military-industrial complex, including getting bloc members to buy more equipment to replenish stocks sent to Ukraine, would also be discussed.

The US and its allies spent billions of dollars and millions of man hours training and equipping Ukrainian troops in the aftermath of the 2014 Euromaidan coup d’état, which sparked the current security crisis in eastern Ukraine. The United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada have trained tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops over the years, among them members of the National Guard – a controversial reservist volunteer force which includes thousands of ultra-right nationalist fighters.

 

Kiev regime sacrificed hundreds of its soldiers’ lives for sake of media hype — DPR head

DONETSK, August 30. /TASS/. Ukraine’s statements about major successes spread in the Ukrainian mass media and social networks have proved to be shallow media stunt, which cost hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers their lives, head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pishilin said on Tuesday.

“Yesterday, we saw a large-scale media campaign in Telegram channels and the Ukrainian mass media. It failed to enroll big support from the Western media, because the Ukrainian regime is losing confidence. In principle, it is quite justified because the major success so widely promised yesterday have led to at least 560 killed soldiers and numerous wounded – it is even impossible to say now how many. A lot of weapons were destroyed. And that was that with the Ukrainian regime’s loud victories,” he said.

According to Pushilin, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and his team “are ready go any length to continue to picture Ukraine as a victim. They care little about civilians on the liberated territories and their own soldiers.”

He also stressed that Ukrainian troops continue to shell the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to wreck the visit of IAEA mission “so that they cannot stop what is going on”.

 

Ukraine’s military suffers over 1,200 casualties in failed offensive — Russian top brass

MOSCOW, August 30. /TASS/. Ukraine’s military lost over 1,200 personnel in the past day upon its attempt to launch an offensive in the Nikolayev-Krivoi Rog and other areas on order by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Tuesday.

The enemy suffered heavy casualties as a result of the rout of the Ukrainian military’s offensive in the Nikolayev-Krivoi Rog and other areas, the spokesman said.

“In the past 24 hours, in their effective operations the Russian forces eliminated 48 tanks, 46 infantry fighting vehicles, 37 other combat armored vehicles, 8 pickup vehicles with large-caliber machine-guns and over 1,200 Ukrainian servicemen,” the general reported.

In repelling the enemy’s advance, the Russian forces routed the units of the Ukrainian army’s 128th separate mountain assault brigade redeployed from western Ukraine to participate in the offensive, Konashenkov said.

“Five servicemen of that brigade laid down their arms and surrendered,” the spokesman said.

The Russian forces delivered strikes by ground-based precision weapons, eliminating over 200 Ukrainian militants and about 40 foreign mercenaries in the Dnepropetrovsk Region, Konashenkov reported.

“The strikes by ground-based precision weapons in the area of the settlement of Aleksandrovka in the Dnepropetrovsk Region destroyed the following targets: the temporary deployment site and an ammunition depot of the Ukrainian army’s 1st tank brigade. The strikes eliminated over 200 militants, including about 40 foreign mercenaries, more than 20 armored vehicles and a large amount of artillery shells,” the spokesman said.

Over 100 militants of the Ukrainian army’s foreign legion and Kraken armed formation were killed in Russia’s strikes in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Konashenkov reported.

“In the area of Konstantinovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, concentrated fire strikes were delivered against the temporary deployment site of mercenaries from the foreign legion and against the command post of the Kraken nationalist formation. The strikes eliminated over 100 militants and also seven items of military hardware,” the spokesman said.

Russian combat aircraft, missile and artillery troops struck five Ukrainian army command posts in the past day in their special military operation in Ukraine, Konashenkov reported.

“Operational-tactical and army aviation aircraft, missile troops and artillery continue striking military sites on Ukrainian territory. In the past 24 hours, they hit five command posts, including those of the 108th and 65th mechanized brigades near the settlements of Vodyanoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic and Veselyanka in the Zaporozhye Region, the 35th and 36th marine infantry brigades of the Ukrainian army in the area of Nikolayev and a nationalist formation in the city of Kharkov,” the spokesman said.

The strikes destroyed 52 Ukrainian artillery units, manpower and military hardware in 142 areas. The Russian forces also wiped out three missile/artillery arms and ammunition depots near the settlements of Sarny in the Rovno Region, Krivoi Rog in the Dnepropetrovsk Region and Vernopolye in the Kharkov Region, the general added.

The Russian Aerospace Forces obliterated the production workshops of the Intervzryvprom factory in Krivoi Rog in the Dnepropetrovsk Region, which produced explosives for the Ukrainian army, Konashenkov reported.

“In the city of Krivoi Rog in the Dnepropetrovsk Region, precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces wiped out the production workshops of the Intervzryvprom factory that produced explosives and other items for the Ukrainian troops,” the spokesman said.

In all, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 278 Ukrainian combat aircraft, 148 helicopters, 1,837 unmanned aerial vehicles, 370 surface-to-air missile systems, 4,539 tanks and other combat armored vehicles, 822 multiple rocket launchers, 3,357 field artillery guns and mortars and 5,136 special military motor vehicles since the beginning of their special military operation in Ukraine, Konashenkov reported.

 

INSIGHTS

March of combat schizophrenics — Readovka.world

Allegations against Russia are basing on the principle that Ukraine is allegedly good, and cannot do anything outrageous

One of the most startling accusations against Russia and the republics of Donbas in the current conflict is the continuous shelling of themselves. If Ukraine and the Western press are to be believed, the insidious villains are so evil and dumb that they continually shell their own positions and their own cities. Moreover, personal observations of these self-fires lead us to go further in our accusations: the damned Moskals (Russians) also shoot down their own missiles with their own air defenses!

Especially spicy, if not extravagant, are the allegations that the Russian forces shelling the Zaporizhzhia IAEA experts finally go to Zaporizhzhia NPPShelling from Kyiv did not help to disrupt the mission to the nuclear power station NPP. Instead of simply shutting off electricity to the foe, we are launching an entire operation and start shelling a national economy facility that we control, and, according to the Ukrainian side, we also have troops at the plant (to make it sound even scarier). Instead of simply pulling the damn switch, we are destroying the wires that supply power to Ukraine with artillery fire. Why we are doing completely escapes our minds.

No one has believed the accusations against Ukraine for a long time, because Ukraine is good, and since it is good, it cannot do anything bad on principle, and everything it does is fine. So we are left to assume that Russia is shooting itself up simply for the love of art.

During an open conflict, of course, the cosine may reach even 19 degrees, but in the picture of the world that Kyiv is serving to an appreciative audience with a shovel, Russia reaches the heights of noble madness as it is allegedly ready to destroy its own cities and nuclear facilities simply out of respect for fire. On the one hand, nothing can be said about the level of mental development of people who seriously believe (and even seriously discuss) these constructions. On the other hand, since we are an internationally recognized to be punk pyromaniacs anyway, let’s at least do something in this direction, just for the fun of it.

 

Kherson – an example of false propaganda and a successful psychological warfare operation — Telegram channel ASB Military News

Undoubtedly, Ukraine has been preparing for this war for a long time, many methods and approaches were developed back in 2015, and possibly even earlier.

Today, in many Western media there is information that the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the very beginning use the “Operational concept of resistance”, which was developed by the United States and allies in the North Atlantic Alliance back in 2013, and allows you to counteract superior enemy forces. This concept provides for an unconventional approach to warfare and total defense, in which both military personnel and the civilian population take part.

As for the civilian population, we are talking not only about the use of mobilized territorial defense, but also about the promotion of important information and psychological warfare. And in Ukraine, all of that is going well.

The pumping of panic into Kherson, Kakhovka, Nova Kakhovka and a number of other Russian Armed Forces-controlled settlements did not begin yesterday, but several months before the “counteroffensive” itself.

There is no doubt that the disinformation crackdown on the topic of “breaking through the Russian defences”, lmassive artillery and rocket attacks”, as well as the activation of the DRG, which began yesterday in the Ukrainian telegram channels & took place simultaneously.. all at once— there’s no doubt that these are links of the same chain — coordinated from one “decision-making center”

Yes, the lie was total – Ukraine’s MSM unanimously announced the “evacuation” from Kherson, the predetermined future of the entire region, the “historical moment” of the NWO.

Later, when it became clear that the offensive had stalled, no one was even attempting to refute anything.

This is a psychological warfare operation, and Kiev has succeeded in it.

Ukrainian Dominance in the operational information field really caused panic among the Russians and a feeling of “overcoming” among the Ukrainians.

Although, in fact, there were no Ukrainian tanks near Kherson and Kakhovka.

The enemy must not be underestimated, modern warfare cannot be viewed solely from the standpoint of military tactics. Ukraine is weaker than Russia in terms of weapons, but they have excellent mentors and good manuals.

Therefore, the question is: where is Russia’s answer, where are the photos of corpses in the Kherson region which should be released to the public, where is the psychological warfare? Russia still does not have an offensive initiative in the informational space of warfare.

It is where Russia lacks and Ukraine excels, thanks to western manuals and a great propaganda network thanks to western media. NATO states, especially US and UK are undefeated masters at informational warfare.

This op-ed is from Boris Rozhin, we added our own bits into it and rewrote it so it’d make sense in English. We were in fact writing something very similar to this but he beat us to it, so all credit goes to Boris.

 

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