The UN reported the death of almost 4.5 thousand civilians in Ukraine

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Since the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine on February 24, 4481 civilians have been killed, 5565 injured, reported the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is the updated data as of June 16th. Among the dead were 284 children.

2,611 civilians were killed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, 3,103 were injured. According to the UN, 175 of them died in the regions controlled by the DPR and LPR, and 719 people were injured.

On the territory of the regions previously controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, 2,436 and 2,384 people were killed and injured, respectively.

In other regions of Ukraine, 1,870 civilians were killed and 2,462 were injured.


UN figures do not include military casualties. On June 1, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that up to 100 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine die every day in the country as a result of hostilities. “The situation is very difficult. Every day we lose from 60 to 100 soldiers killed and about 500 wounded in battle, — he said. On June 16, the head of the Ukrainian delegation, David Arakhamia, said that the Ukrainian army loses from 200 to 500 people a day.

The Russian Ministry of Defense last reported on losses among the Russian military on March 25. Then it reported that 1,351 and 3,825 Iranian servicemen were killed during the hostilities in Ukraine.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

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The Russian Defense Ministry revealed the number of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine

The Russian Ministry of Defense revealed the number of foreign mercenaries fighting on the side of Ukraine. Statistics collected by the department, published on Telegram.

According to the Ministry of Defense, most of the mercenaries arrived in Ukraine from Poland— 1831, Canada— 601, USA— 530.

In total, mercenaries and specialists in the operation of weapons from 64 countries arrived in Ukraine, while out of 6956 mercenaries who arrived in the country, 3221 remain in the country.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operations in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

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Peskov responded to Macron’s wish to visit Putin in Moscow

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Dmitry Peskov commented on the words of French President Emmanuel Macron, who announced his readiness to come to talks with Vladimir Putin on Ukrainian issues, if appropriate signals come from Moscow.

According to him, in Russia they know that President Macron is a supporter of discussing the most conceptual differences at the negotiating table and appreciate his position.

“As for Ukraine, then Russia is open to the negotiation process, Putin is open to the negotiation process,” the Kremlin speaker stressed. He recalled that Russia's position is well known, put on paper and handed over to the Ukrainians. However, since April, “the Ukrainian side has left communication on the topic of negotiations.” “It would be great if European leaders influenced the leadership of Ukraine and encouraged them to take a sober look at the situation,” Peskov said.

After a visit to Kyiv on June 16, Emmanuel Macron said that he did not excludes the possibility of his visit to Moscow. “In order to go to Russia now, preconditions are necessary, signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin,” — he clarified.

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Kedmi revealed the fate of Kyiv at the end of the special operation: “Encirclement and the end”

Yakov Kedmi. Photo: Frame from video.

Political scientist Yakov Kedmi said that the recent successes of the Russian troops, as well as the formations of the DPR and LPR, indicate that the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass will soon be defeated. After that, the final stage of the special operation will begin. The former head of the Israeli service “Nativ” revealed how Russian troops will deal with Kyiv and Kharkov at this stage.

Kedmi, on the air of the Full Contact program on the “Looking” platform, said that after they were taken under control of all the territories of the DPR LPR, Russian troops should first take control of Ochakov, where the construction of the US base was underway, which has already been destroyed by now.

“After that, you need to take not Kharkov, which is actually not has no military significance, but the Volyn and Zhytomyr regions,” the political scientist expressed his opinion.

He noted that if the special operation develops in such a way that Kharkov, Kyiv and Dnepropetrovsk will be cut off from supplies.


“It will be just a strategic environment and the end. That's it. Finita la comedy,” Kedmi added.



Putin recognized the demographic situation in Russia as difficult

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the demographic situation in the country as extremely difficult. The head of state called on the Cabinet of Ministers to keep under control the development of measures to support families with children.

Putin said that the future of the country should be provided by families with at least two or three children.



Tokayev supported the idea of ​​creating “Greater Eurasia”

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President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev supported the idea of ​​the Greater Eurasia project. He said this at the SPIEF.

According to Tokayev, Kazakhstan has a positive attitude towards the creation of the Greater Eurasian Partnership. The CIS can become the basis for its implementation, he believes.

Tokayev also said that instead of counter-sanctions, which are unlikely to be productive, it is necessary to pursue a more active trade policy with a wide coverage of the markets of Asia and the Middle East. He proposed to develop a new trade strategy in the EAEU in the changing conditions in the world.



“Home is safer”: Putin called on SPIEF-2022 to abandon business inspections forever

The President of Russia assessed the current situation in world politics and the economy, saying that the United States declared itself to be God's messengers on Earth.

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in SPIEF-2022.

During his speech, he, in particular, criticized the West and anti-Russian sanctions.

At the same time, he stated that the Russian Federation has nothing to do with the energy crisis in Europe.

In his opinion, Western politicians “did things themselves and are looking for the guilty”. As the reason for the difficult energy situation, Putin pointed to the failed policy in this direction.

The head of state also criticized the speed of the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions and their volume. In his opinion, these indicators are unprecedented for the world.

“The calculation [of the imposition of sanctions] was clear: impudently, with a swoop to crush the Russian economy”, – Putinn said, calling the restrictive measures against our country insane and thoughtless.

He also noted that the United States declared itself to be the messengers of the Lord on Earth, without obligations, but with interests.

< p>He noted that the elites in the West do not want to notice the changes and live in an illusion, while the countries of the “gold billion” continue to consider other states as their colonies and second class.

Speaking at the SPIEF, Putin also gave recommendations to Russian business. He called on entrepreneurs, in particular, to work at home.

“At home – more reliable”, – he said, noting that those who thought otherwise lost a lot of money.

Vladimir Putin also suggested that many inspections of Russian business be permanently abandoned.

“There is every reason to take another cardinal step forward – permanently refuse to conduct inspections of all Russian businesses whose activities are not associated with high risks of harm”, – said the head of state.

At the same time, he called for a careful approach to the decriminalization of economic crimes.

In addition, the president said that he considers it possible to reduce mortgage rates to 7 %. He noted that the program will remain valid until the end of this year.

Recall that the Central Bank of the Russian Federation lowered the rate on preferential mortgages to 9%.


Putin’s speech at SPIEF 2022 postponed for an hour due to DDoS attacks

The President of Russia will speak at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.

Putin's speech at SPIEF 2022 will take place on June 17

Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg on June 17, 2022.

During his speech, he will assess the situation in the economy and politics in the world.

According to Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov, Putin will talk about the problems of the world economy, including competition between states, sanctions and other difficulties.

Putin's speech at SPIEF 2022: speech had to be postponed due to DDoS attacks

Initially, Putin's speech at SPIEF 2022 was scheduled for 14:00 Moscow time. However, a few minutes before the start, the Kremlin's official speaker, Dmitry Peskov, announced that the speech would be postponed by an hour – until 15:00 Moscow time – due to a DDoS attack on SPIEF 2022 accreditation systems.

According to Peskov, the problems are expected to be fixed within an hour, and the president will make a speech at the forum.

Putin's Speech at SPIEF 2022: VIDEO Live Stream

Recall that SPIEF-2022 opened on June 15.

Vladimir Putin's speech will be moderated by the head of RT Margatira Simonyan.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that Peskov spoke about rumors that Putin intends to announce mobilization at SPIEF-2022.

According to the Kremlin speaker, this information is not true.

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Gref told when the Russian economy can return to the level of 2021

The head of Sberbank described the situation as paradoxical, but not dramatic.

The head of Sberbank German Gref said that the Russian economy will be able to return to last year's figures only within 10 years if no action is taken.

Speaking at a business breakfast of Sberbank, which discussed the construction of the economy countries in the future, he said that anti-Russian sanctions affected many sectors of the economy, including finance and industry, fuel and technology sectors.

As RBC writes with reference to his words, the countries that have imposed sanctions receive 56% of exports and 51% of imports of the Russian Federation, which constitutes a threat to 15% of Russian GDP, but, nevertheless, the restrictive measures of the West turned out to be milder than world experts believe.< /p>

Even now, Gref notes, we can talk about the strengthening of the national currency, the impact of this on inflation.

“Reducing rates and resuming lending to the economy is the most important factor her stability”, – the expert explained.

We can even talk about the re-strengthening of the ruble, which manifested itself as a result of many factors in recent months. Among them are a trade surplus, a decline in demand for foreign currency and a drop in the flow of imports to Russia. It turns out, the analyst notes, that “currency… no one needs” in Russia”.

Thus, Gref describes the situation in the Russian economy as “paradoxical”, but in general, but not “dramatic”.

According to RIA & #8220;News”, within the framework of the SPIEF, the decline in the country's GDP amid sanctions was discussed. Against this background, the forecast of the Central Bank looks the most stringent, forecasting an 8-10% decline in growth back in April.

Now the adjustment looks more optimistic, and in July, the Bank of Russia is likely to present other indicators.

The relevant department, the Ministry of Economic Development, believes that the gross product will decrease by 7.8% by the end of 2021.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that German Gref himself was blacklisted as part of the next package of EU sanctions .

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Which new version of the MiG-31 was highly appreciated by foreign experts?

Foreign journalists note that Russian aircraft manufacturers have recently been qualitatively modernizing successful Soviet aircraft, constantly improving their performance. In particular, we are talking about the modern version of the MiG-31BM, deep modernization has actually made it possible to create a modern aircraft with outstanding performance. At the same time, missile weapons were improved for this fighter, including long-range R-37 missiles, and the aircraft also got the opportunity to use Kinzhal hypersonic missiles for strikes on the ground, which have sniper accuracy at distances up to 2000 kilometers.

The Soviet MiG-31 high-altitude interceptor took to the air in 1975 and became one of the world's first fourth-generation combat aircraft with an extremely high speed of Mach 3. The MiG-31 is one of the military developments that have never been delivered abroad, which also speaks of its special status. At present, the Russian Aerospace Forces have 370 fighters of this type at their disposal and are not going to abandon them in the foreseeable future. Its modern version of the MiG-31BM received network-centric control, a phased array radar, equipment for real-time data exchange with the AWACS aircraft, the ability to work at any time of the day and fly in the stratosphere. 

Basic Version

Even in its original version, the MiG-31 has decent performance. First of all, its carrying capacity deserves attention. Due to the fact that the takeoff weight of the interceptor exceeds 30 tons, the troops call it a “combat airship”. It is a two-seat, supersonic, high-altitude, long-range, all-weather fighter-interceptor. The MiG-31 is designed to intercept and destroy air targets at extremely low, medium and high altitudes, day and night, in simple and difficult weather conditions, when the enemy uses active and passive radar interference, as well as false thermal targets. A group of four MiG-31 aircraft is capable of controlling airspace with a frontal length of up to 1,100 km.


According to official statements, almost all aircraft available to the troops have been upgraded to the level of the MiG-31BM. Due to the improvement of on-board radio-electronic equipment and weapons, the efficiency of the MiG-31BM has increased by 2.6 times. Modernization improves the combat power of fighters several times, which increases the ability to perform assigned tasks. Thanks to unique radars, the aircraft sees both high-altitude targets flying at hypersonic speeds and cruise missiles hiding at ultra-low altitudes. The aircraft is capable of detecting targets at a distance of up to 320 kilometers and simultaneously hitting 6 and tracking up to 10. Now the fighter, using air-to-air missiles, is guaranteed to destroy targets at a distance of up to 280 km. Ammunition with even greater reach is being developed. 

New features 

The new equipment expands the capabilities of the MiG-31BM, turning it from a highly specialized interceptor into a multifunctional combat unit that effectively interacts with air defense anti-aircraft missile systems. In particular, a powerful radar can be used to target air targets with guided missiles launched from other fighters approaching the enemy at the distance of a missile salvo in radar silence mode. The aircraft can also be used as a kind of air command post, coordinating the actions of other types of fighters equipped with less powerful radars.

Currently, MiG-31BMs are used to carry out combat duty for air defense both in Kamchatka and in the regions of the Far North. This aircraft is well suited for flights in the Arctic, it confidently copes with work in the temperature range from −50 to +50.

Terrible MiG-41

Meanwhile, the designers are already working on a new high-altitude interceptor, MiG-41. It will have outstanding performance in all respects — fly at speeds greater than Mach 5, approach the edge of space, have artificial intelligence and be able to use anti-satellite weapons.

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Sergey Brilev appeared at SPIEF and denied rumors about emigration

The host of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, who was suspected of emigrating from Russia after the start of a special military operation, became the host of one of the key sessions of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. The journalist became the moderator of the discussion on the topic of the global energy balance, which was attended by such functionaries as Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak and the head of Gazpromneft & nbsp; Alexander Dyukov.

After the session ended, Brilev explained why he had not been on the air for a long time.

“All these are rumors. I don't really want to discuss them. Was busy filming a movie. I am now being shown on TV even more than before,” the journalist said.

Sergey Brilev refused to develop this topic and asked the journalist who was trying to film the answer to his mobile to remove the camera.

Recall that the journalist stopped broadcasting the news shortly after the start of the special operation in Ukraine and left Russia. The media associated this fact with Sergey Brilev's British citizenship. 

At the end of March, it became known that Brilev was included in the British sanctions list.

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How did Russian tanks learn to defend themselves against American Javelins?

Plot Russian special operation in Donbass and Ukraine

Russian tanks deployed in Ukraine received an ERA system to counter the US-made FGM-148 Javelin systems. New means of defense are capable of detecting and destroying missiles moving at a speed of 360 km/h on approach. These systems led to a serious overrun of anti-tank missiles supplied to Ukraine from the United States and other NATO countries.

The use of the system in combat conditions can be seen on footage from Mariupol, where an anti-tank missile fired at close range was destroyed by the system, while the tank retained its full combat capability, having received minor damage. The operation of the tank protection system is also described, it detects an anti-tank missile moving at a speed of 100 m/s and destroys it at a safe distance for an armored combat vehicle. 

For the first time “Arena”

Last year, it was reported that the Russian T-72B3 and T-90M tanks will receive a new active protection against Javelin and Spike anti-tank missile systems called Arena-M, which is capable of repelling an attack from any direction. This Russian active defense system can destroy almost all homing missiles, including the most advanced anti-tank systems that attack the weakly protected top of the tank. To combat them, the system received a modern radar and maneuverable ammunition to destroy the attacking projectile.

How it works

“Arena-M” works in automatic mode. At the first stage, the radar of the active protection complex detects missile launches towards the combat vehicle and accompanies the target. Having detected a danger, the system fires a protective projectile at a distance of 20 to 50 m, it turns towards it. Ammunition “Arena” are equipped with special impulse correction engines, which allow, if necessary, to change the trajectory in a minimum time. When approaching an attacking ammunition with a combat vehicle, an explosion occurs, and a directed stream of fragments destroys an enemy missile.

Other systems

It was also reported that other systems of dynamic tank protection under the name “Relikt” are being developed in Russia. and “Malachite”. The latter is used on the most modern Russian tank T-14 “Armata”. It is stated that “Malachite” able to protect armored vehicles from an anti-tank missile attack at an approach angle of up to 60 degrees. This makes it possible to repel a missile attacking from above into the most unprotected part of the tank.

In addition, the Afghanit active protection complex is being developed, which can destroy incoming projectiles with protective ammunition and release smoke-metal aerosols that mask the tank from guidance channels ATGM.


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Putin: Russia possesses hypersonic weapons, which have no analogues in the world

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Thanks to the development of high technologies Russia possesses hypersonic weapons, which still have no analogues in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his speech at the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17.


The Russian leader stressed that it is necessary to create our own technologies and be one step ahead. 

“This is what Sergei Pavlovich Korolev did, who did not follow the path of copying foreign developments. Thanks to such approaches, Russia has hypersonic weapons,” the President noted.

Recall that the Admiral Golovko frigate project 22350 will become part of the Northern Fleet and become the first regular carrier of hypersonic weapons at sea. in the Barents Sea.

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How do Russian electronic warfare systems reduce the effectiveness of Switchblade drones by 80%?

Russian electronic warfare systems have made American kamikaze drones completely ineffective. Thanks to their work, the efficiency of using American kamikaze drones Switchblade has dropped below 20%.


It was previously reported that the Ukrainian army received 100 kamikaze drones. We are talking about Switchblade drones in two main variants — Switchblade 300 and Switchblade 600, previously announced in USA.

Switchblade 300 are designed to destroy manpower and non-armored vehicles. The Sitchblade 600 is more powerful, designed to destroy even heavy armored vehicles. However, even then there were suspicions that drones might not be too effective in the hands of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The  Ukrainian army simply has no experience with Switchblade kamikaze drones. By the way, the Armed Forces of Ukraine prefer to use commercial drones equipped with explosives, which are more convenient to use.

Further, it turned out that the Ukrainian military has a serious overrun of American kamikaze drones. The latter are actively launched, but and did not hit their targets. This is due to the use of powerful electronic jamming systems, information about the active use of which was confirmed by Rostec.

How do they work?

Most often, drones deviate from their targets due to disrupted operation of the satellite navigation system and therefore simply cannot hit the selected targets.

< p>Today, Russia is the only country in the world that has long-range electronic warfare systems capable of carrying out electronic suppression of enemy systems in a wide range.

In cases with small drones that can be controlled by terrorists, the main the method of struggle is the creation of “electromagnetic interference that can disrupt the operation of the drone itself or block its communication channel with the” operator or coordination center “. A more complex type of countermeasure is an attempt to spoil the electronic “brains” drone.

What complexes are used?

Perhaps the most powerful among all electronic warfare — “Kurasukha-4”. Earlier there were reports that this complex destroyed 9 Turkish drones in two days in Armenia. The full characteristics of the electronic warfare station are classified, but it is known that its radius of action is 400 kilometers. In addition, the electronic warfare systems of the “Krasukha” family were actively used in Syria.

With & nbsp; the suppression of control channels for drones, the EW system “Silok-01”, the automatic jamming station R-934BMV and the advanced radio jamming station “Pole-21” do an excellent job. The latter device is capable of creating a dome that is impenetrable to enemy electronic equipment. Also “Field” effectively crushes subscriber satellite navigation equipment.

“Silock” allows you to automatically detect airborne objects, determine their coordinates and suppress on different operating frequency ranges. Control channels and communications of drones are suppressed at a distance of up to 4 km from their home base. The performance characteristics of this unit have not been published in the public domain.

At the exercises held a year ago, the electronic warfare complexes “Borisoglebsk” and "Resident" in the exercises proved their effectiveness against attacks by attack drones. They completely disabled combat drones, and also suppressed the command posts of a mock enemy.

In Concern "Constellation" created an automatic complex of electronic warfare against unmanned aerial vehicles “Solaris-N”. This system “provides protection against drones on area up to 80 sq. km. “Intellectual” Solaris-N system protects the territory from the penetration of drones in automatic mode. The reconnaissance equipment detects a flying object, analyzes the trajectory of movement and the structure of the signal, after which it independently determines whether it is a drone, and makes a decision on further actions.

There is also a "gun" against UAVs. This device is a portable electronic warfare system, which in its shape resembles small arms: it has a “muzzle”, “butt” and “trigger”, although in this case they perform completely different functions than in firearm systems. REX-1's strengths include minimal set-up time, ease of use,  2 kilometer range (the highest in its class), and 3 hours of continuous operation.

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