Moscow – Former Russian president and current deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, has once again evoked the “apocalypse” in an editorial on the war in Ukraine written for the newspaper Izvestia. “If the question of the very existence of Russia arises, it will not be decided on the Ukrainian front but together with the question of the existence of the entire human civilization. There should be no ambiguity here: we don’t need a world without Russia”, declared the former president, underlining that “our enemies” could “continue to pump weapons towards the neo-fascist regime in Kiev and block any possibility of reviving the negotiations, not wanting to understand that their goals obviously lead to a total fiasco. To a defeat for all. To an accident. To the apocalypse. In which you can forget your previous life for centuries, until the rubble stops emitting radiation”.
Meanwhile, Russia’s attacks continue, according to the Ukrainian army, with Iranian-made Shahed drones. During the night at least 14 unmanned aircraft were launched from the north towards Ukrainian territory. Of these 11 were destroyed by the air defense forces. Particularly targeted the area around Kiev, where the air raid alert lasted almost all night. At least one person was killed and four others injured in Khmelnytskyi, a city located about 322 kilometers southwest of Kiev.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced that the commander of the joint forces operation, General Mykhailovich Moskalov, has been removed from his post. The local media reported it, recalling how Moskalov had assumed office in March last year with the simultaneous appointment of general Oleksandr Pavliuk as head of the regional military administration of Kiev. The reasons that led to Moskalov’s dismissal are not clear, nor if his name is involved in the investigations into corruption that have already led to the dismissal of numerous government and army officials. (source Adnkronos)