Moscow says no to Kadyrov on nuclear power and admits defeat: “Kyiv beyond our lines”

Moscow says no to Kadyrov on nuclear power and admits defeat: “Kyiv beyond our lines”

Moscow admits that Ukraine “with its overwhelming armored units” has managed to “penetrate the defensive lines”. Meanwhile Peskov dismissed the Chechen leader Kadyrov’s request to use nuclear weapons as “emotional”.

After days of substantial silence after the breakthrough of the Ukrainians in the east, the Kremlin has returned to admit a new defeat on the battlefield of the war in Ukraine, speaking of a new strategic retreat of Russian troops also to the south.

This time it was the spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov who spoke. Faced with a new advance announced in the past few hours by Kyiv in the southern region of Kherson, Konashenkov in fact admitted that the enemy “with his overwhelming armored units” managed to “penetrate the lines of our defense” in the area of ​​the villages of Zolota Balka and Oleksandrivka.

As a result, Moscow’s troops relocated to a new, more backward front. “Russian troops have taken control of a defensive border prepared in advance and continue to inflict heavy damage on the enemy with their firepower”, added the Moscow spokesman, quoted by Tass.

A new setback for Putin who is seeing other newly annexed areas parade after the pro-Russian referendum.

Annexes and referendums that the State Duma unanimously approved today by voting in favor of the treaties for the annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Kherson, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Luhansk. “The entry of these people’s republics into the Russian Federation is the only way to save the lives of millions of people from the criminal regime in Kiev,” said its president, Vyacheslav Volodin.

Russian state TV has admitted that the war in Ukraine is not going well for Moscow, with resources and men in short supply. In fact, during a well-known broadcast, the vice-president of the Defense Committee Dmitry Sablin, said that we should stop to reorganize.

We have to stop, reorganize, prepare and accumulate reservists. It will take time but we are obliged to reorganize” said Sablin, adding: “We are playing a long game, the war has been going on for 30 years and only now has the mask been removed”. “We must understand that industries do not rebuild quickly, we need new equipment, tools and factories but also to train men” added Sablin, who however said he was sure of victory.

Meanwhile, there are two good news items on the nuclear danger. On the one hand, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, dismissed as “emotional” the request of the Chechen leader Kadyrov to use low-power nuclear weapons, explaining that “The use of nuclear weapons by Russia is possible only in agreement with the his doctrine “. On the other hand, the IAEA announced the release of the director of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, Ihor Murashov, who was detained last week by Russian forces.

Kyiv, for its part, wants more weapons from the US and offers veto power over Russian targets. Ukrainian officials quoted by CNN reported this. In fact, the Ukrainian move gives veto power on targets to the Biden administration which has so far opposed supplying Kiev with Army Tactical Missile Systems (Atacms), surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, arguing that the Himars are currently sufficient. Washington’s fear is that sending Atacms could be seen by Moscow as crossing a red line.

In the meantime, Kyiv is being announced that France is accelerating the dispatch of new armaments: Paris plans to supply Kiev with about twenty “Bastion” armored vehicles and 6 “Caesar” guns, in addition to the 18 already sent.