Month: March 2022
Russian invaders are going to leave the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and Slavutych
The Russian invaders are going to leave the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the city of Slavutych, the press service of the Energoatom National Nuclear Energy Generating Company reports.
“The information was confirmed that the occupiers, who seized the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and other facilities in the exclusion zone, set off in two columns towards the Ukrainian border with the Republic of Belarus,” the report says. “The invaders announced their intentions to leave the Chernobyl nuclear power plant this morning to the Ukrainian personnel of the station.”
At the same time, a small number of Russians still remain at the facility.
In addition, information about fortifications, trenches that the Russians built in the Red Forest, which took on the largest share of the release of radioactive dust during the reactor explosion in 1986, was confirmed. This is the most polluted part of the Exclusion Zone.
“It is not surprising that the militants received significant doses of radiation and panicked at the first sign of illness. And she showed up very quickly. Almost a riot began among the military, and they began to go,” the Energoatom clarifies.
In addition, there is evidence that a column of Russian Nazis besieging Slavutych is forming in the direction of Belarus. Recall that the invaders entered the city on March 26, but they retreated to its outskirts after a mass protest of local residents.
The Russian Federation captured the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on February 24th. Only on March 20 was it possible to carry out a partial rotation of personnel, heroically serving the nuclear power plant continuously for almost a month.
“Metinvest” started production of plates for body armor
Also, since the beginning of the aggression, the company has transferred more than 40,000 hedgehogs and more than 10,000 special spiked chains against wheeled vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The company “Metinvest” has started the production of plates for body armor for soldiers of the Ukrainian army and the defense industry. The company’s CEO Yuri Ryzhenkov reports it.
“We have mastered the production of armor plates for bulletproof vests at our production sites, and today we have transferred more than 2,000 such plates – they have already been used to make bulletproof vests for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, thero armor and the national police. We also carry aid purchased from abroad – mainly helmets, first aid kits, body armor,” he said.
Also, according to him, since the beginning of the aggression, the company has transferred more than 40,000 hedgehogs to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, more than 10,000 special spiked chains against wheeled vehicles.
“The company also transfers metal so that contractors and partners also make anti-tank hedgehogs and chains at their enterprises,” Ryzhenkov shared.
It was also reported that Metinvest allocated 10 million euros to purchase helmets, bulletproof vests and first aid kits for Ukrainian territorial defense fighters: the first batch of purchased goods has already been distributed among the soldiers.
Another 500 thousand dollars the company allocated for the purchase of protective equipment for the defense of Zaporozhye.
Security Service of Ukraine liquidates new intelligence network and neutralizes gang that attacked Territorial Defense units
In the Dnipropetrovsk region:
During a special operation, The Security Service of Ukraine neutralized RAM, which attacked one of the leaders of the local Defense Forces. He prevented the illegal transportation of weapons through the checkpoint.
In the Lugansk region:
The Security Service of Ukraine has opened criminal proceedings against a group of memebers of the State Duma of the Russian Federation who carried out propaganda actions in Lugansk, motivating members of the so-called “LPR” armed groups to take active hostilities against Ukraine.
In the Rivne region:
The Security Service of Ukraine has exposed an agent of the Russian special services gathering intelligence information, including the location of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
An enemy Internet agent was detained who called for an aggressive war, threatened the Ukrainian military, and justified the crimes of the russian army.
The Security Service of Ukraine exposed a local woman who justified Russia’s aggression against Ukraine on social media and called for recognizing the so-called “independence of the L / DNR.”
Ukrainian intelligence: the military from South Ossetia refused to participate in the war against Ukraine
By the materials of Ekho Kavkaza
The Department of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that the military personnel of the 4th Guards Military Base of the Russian Federation from the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia refused to participate in the Russian war against Ukraine.
“A few days ago, almost the entire personnel of one of the battalion tactical groups (two motorized rifle companies and a mortar battery), which were formed from the 4th military base of the RF Armed Forces (military unit 66431, Tskhinvali, South Ossetia) and were involved in Donetsk direction, refused to participate in the military aggression against Ukraine,” the Ukrainian ministry said in a statement.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, even a conversation with the deputy commander of the Russian 58th Army for military-political work did not influence these soldiers’ decisions.
Part of the contractors returned from the combat zone. The information was confirmed by the ex-president of the self-proclaimed republic, oppositionist Eduard Kokoity.
Regarding soldiers who refuse orders to join Russia’s war against Ukraine, the Russian leadership, according to Ukrainian intelligence, applies disciplinary sanctions, rather than criminal prosecution, as usual.
The reason is the fear of possible publicity of real sentiments in the troops and riots in military unitsUkrainian intelligence
Russian hackers attacked the armed forces of several Eastern European countries and the NATO Center of Excellence
The Russian hacker group COLDRIVER, also known as Calisto, attacked the armed forces of several Eastern European countries and one of NATO’s centers of excellence. Reported by Google.
During the attacks, the hackers used newly created Gmail accounts.
They sent phishing emails to non-Google emails, so the success rate of these attacks is unknown, the report says. The group also launched phishing attacks targeting several U.S.-based non-governmental organizations and think tanks, the military of a Balkan country, and a Ukrainian-based defense contractor.
“Curious Gorge, a group TAG attributes to China’s PLA SSF, has conducted campaigns against government and military organizations in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. While this activity largely does not impact Google products, we remain engaged and are providing notifications to victim organizations.
COLDRIVER, a Russian-based threat actor sometimes referred to as Calisto, has launched credential phishing campaigns, targeting several US based NGOs and think tanks, the military of a Balkans country, and a Ukraine based defense contractor. However, for the first time, TAG has observed COLDRIVER campaigns targeting the military of multiple Eastern European countries, as well as a NATO Centre of Excellence. These campaigns were sent using newly created Gmail accounts to non-Google accounts, so the success rate of these campaigns is unknown. We have not observed any Gmail accounts successfully compromised during these campaigns.
Ghostwriter, a Belarusian threat actor, recently introduced a new capability into their credential phishing campaigns. In mid-March, a security researcher released a blog post detailing a ‘Browser in the Browser’ phishing technique. While TAG has previously observed this technique being used by multiple government-backed actors, the media picked up on this blog post, publishing several stories highlighting this phishing capability.”
Operational information on 30.03.2022
The thirty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion is coming to an end.
The threat of using missile weapons on the objects of our State’s defense-industrial complex and logistics infrastructure remains. Ships equipped with cruise missiles naval base Kalibr in the Black Sea. The replenishment of the Kalibr anti-aircraft missile system on the Admiral Makarov frigate has been completed at the Sevastopol naval base.
Additional units of the armed forces of the russian federation are being relocated to Ukraine to take part in the war.
According to the available data, the vast majority of the Eastern Military District conscripts remained in the permanent deployment points of military units and subdivisions, which indicates the exhaustion of opportunities for the formation of additional units.
To control the temporarily occupied territories of Southern Ukraine, the enemy is trying to create military-civilian administrations and has begun preparations for a referendum on a quasi-state entity in the Kherson region (the so-called “Kherson People’s Republic”).
In the Volyn direction, in the areas of the settlements of Pinsk, Luninets of the Republic of Belarus, units of the airborne troops of the armed forces of the Russian Federation were recorded, which were probably withdrawn from the territory of Ukraine.
The planned regrouping of the Eastern Military District units continues in the Polissya direction. These units are expected to move to other areas.
The enemy did not take active action in the northern direction. The occupiers have focused on sabotage and reconnaissance activities and continue to take measures to establish logistics. In the near future, it is expected that the fire on Ukrainian units will intensify in order to ensure the movement of their troops, with the further task of blocking the city of Chernihiv.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy continues to block Kharkiv, conducting artillery shelling of the city. Carries out the movement of artillery units in the area of the city of Izyum, creates strike groups, in particular from the previously withdrawn troops.
In the Donetsk direction, the main efforts of the occupiers continued to focus on taking control of the settlements of Popasna, Rubizhne, as well as the capture of the city of Mariupol.
The enemy tried to carry out assault operations in Popasna, Rubizhne, Novobahmutivka, Marinka, and Zolota Niva. He was not successful.
In Mariupol, the occupiers continue to carry out assault operations. Attempts are expected to launch an offensive in the directions of Kramatorsk and Pokrovsk and concentrate efforts in the direction of Svitlodarsk.
In the South Bug area, the enemy is taking measures to restore combat capability and replenish supplies.
Units of the Defense Forces restored control over the settlements of Orlove, Zagradivka, and Kochubeyevka.
In order to restore the previously lost position, the enemy is trying to conduct offensive operations in the direction of Alexandrovka.
According to available information, the command of the armed forces of the Russian Federation with the beginning of the armed aggression against Ukraine lost several military leaders from among senior officers, namely: Commander of the 1st Panzer Army Lieutenant General Serhiy Kisel, removed from office; Commander of the 6th General Army Lieutenant General Vladislav Yershov, removed from office and arrested; Chief of Staff – Deputy Commander of the 35th All-Military Army, Major General Sergei Nirkov, was seriously wounded; Chief of Staff – Deputy Commander of the 36th General Army, Major General Andrei Seritsky, was seriously wounded; Deputy Commander of the 41st All-Military Army, Lieutenant General Andriy Sukhovetsky, died; Commander of the 49th General Army Lieutenant General Yakov Ryazantsev, died; Commander of the 58th All-Military Army, Lieutenant General Mykhailo Zusk, was removed from office and arrested.
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Border guards detained more than 50 border trespassers
In the western part of the border there is an increase in attempts to violate the state border
Offenders try to cross the border every day on the basis of false documents – forged certificates, invalid or foreign passports. And there are those who “pack themselves” in personal belongings, try to bribe border guards, or check the vigilance of border guards at the “green” border.
Dozens of attempts to cross the border illegally were stopped at the Mukachevo detachment last night alone, as a result of which 53 people were detained. 20 citizens provided invalid documents at checkpoints. Another 16 citizens of Ukraine stormed the Ukrainian-Hungarian section of the “green” border. Their border guards detained the Bodalovo branch in cooperation with the police during the implementation of information received from operatives of the Mukachevo detachment.
Another 17 men were detained by border guards of the Kosino, Tyachiv, Dilove and Dyakove departments while patrolling the state border outside the checkpoints.
All detainees were charged with administrative offenses and cases were sent to court. As for citizens who knowingly used forged documents and certificates, the border guards sent the relevant reports on the detection of signs of crimes to the competent law enforcement agencies, which will establish a measure of responsibility.
“Don’t be indifferent”: Andriy Shevchenko called to continue helping Ukraine
The coach thanked everyone who supports the Ukrainian people.
Former head coach of the Ukrainian national team Andriy Shevchenko thanked the world community for supporting Ukraine and called for stopping the Russian occupiers.
I want to say a big thank you to all the people who support Ukraine and allow me to speak on behalf of my country during this terrible war. Please, continue contributing to Ukraine, donate, spread truthful information online, attend demonstrations. Don’t be indifferent, play your part for Ukraine. Together we will win! Stop the war NOW! Save Ukraine!Andriy Shevchenko wrote on Instagram.
Shevchenko coached the national team of Ukraine for five years. Last year, the national team under his leadership reached the quarterfinals of the European Championship.