Russian special operation in Ukraine: online broadcast July 18

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky removed Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova and SBU head Ivan Bakanov from office. This is allegedly connected with the facts of treason on the part of employees of departments. Another mercenary from Britain surrendered at Azovstal. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an article that the European Union will not lift sanctions from Russia unless peace is concluded in Ukraine on Kyiv's terms. Read online of the previous day of the special operation here.

Photo: Donetsk News Agency

9:22 Russian Foreign Ministry Speaker Maria Zakharova commented on the statement by British Foreign Minister Liz Truss about her readiness to “besiege” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to her, “the besieger with the caller did not grow up.” She also recalled that the attempt of a “poorly educated woman” "call to talk and besiege" Lavrov in Moscow ended with the disgrace of Truss.

9:14 According to Bild, the German authorities allow a scenario in which gas supplies via Nord Stream (Nord Stream) will not resume to its previous volumes after the completion of the annual maintenance of the pipeline.

9:06 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu gave instructions to the commander of the Vostok group for the priority engagement of long-range missiles and artillery by high-precision weapons of the enemy. We are talking about those from which shelling of settlements in the Donbass is carried out, as well as deliberate arson of fields with wheat and storages of grain.

NATO MLRS gunners, apparently, are leading the Ukrainian military “on the ground”, You need to be aware of the implications of this. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in an article for Izvestia.

Former Channel One editor Marina Ovsyannikova was detained by the police. As her lawyer said, the woman was detained at her home. “I assume that this has something to do with her picket,” he said.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said that Europe should be patient amid sanctions imposed against Russia and counter-sanctions in response . In his opinion, the prohibitive measures against the Russian Federation are working, and “to allow Russia to prevail — is to allow it to destroy our democracies and the very foundation of the international order.”


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