The commander of the 128th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was suspended from his post during the investigation; Zaluzhny’s assistant died from a grenade explosion on his birthday. Athletistic highlights yesterday’s key events.
The death of the soldiers of the 128th brigade
The commander of the 128th separate mountain assault brigade has been suspended pending an investigation into the deaths of 19 soldiers in a Russian missile attack on personnel during a ceremonial formation. This was announced by President Vladimir Zelensky. He promised to establish who specifically violated the rules for the safety of people in the enemy’s aerial reconnaissance access area, and no one would escape responsibility.
The 128th separate mountain assault brigade confirmed the death of 19 servicemen during a Russian attack on a formation in the Zaporozhye region.
The State Bureau of Investigation has opened criminal proceedings on the fact of a missile strike by Russian aggressors on 128 soldiers. The DBI said that an official investigation has now been initiated into the actions of military officials who organized an event for the Day of Rocket Forces and Artillery near the front line.
Zaluzhny’s assistant and friend died
In the village of Chaiki near Kiev, a military man and assistant to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny was killed by a grenade explosion. He receives a package for his birthday in which an explosive device goes off. “Indescribable pain” at the death of a friend expressed the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny.
Law enforcement officials said that the death of Gennady Chastyakov, Valery Zaluzhny’s assistant, was not an assassination attempt or sabotage, but an accident as a result of careless handling of weapons. The source said he was given live grenades for his birthday, one of which exploded when careless.
Ukroboronprom launched a series of analogues of “shaheds” and mastered the production of FPV drones
The state company “Ukrainian Defense Industry” has launched a series of an analogue of the Iranian-Russian kamikaze drone Shahed and specializes in the licensed production of FPV drones. According to the company’s general director German Smetanin, the Ukrainian analogue is more powerful and capable of flying greater distances. According to him, the record for combat range with these drones is about 1000 km. In addition, the licensed production of three models of FPV drones from private companies was launched at the facilities of Ukroboronprom.
France will transfer arms to Ukraine
The French Verney-Carron signed a contract for the supply of small arms to Ukraine with a total value of 36 million euros. The agreement provides for the supply of 10 thousand assault rifles, 2 thousand sniper rifles and 400 grenade launchers. The first deliveries are planned to start six months after the signing of the framework contract.
Recruiting instead of conscription. The Rada explained the innovation of the Ministry of Defense for peacetime
People’s Deputy and Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Yegor Chernev said that the recruiting system instead of conscription service will be used in peacetime. The recruiter will select people from the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine based on their education so that they can be as useful as possible. He noted that one of the goals of such a transition is the introduction of NATO standards. Chernev added that the goal in Ukraine is for almost everyone to have basic military skills.
Law enforcement officials exposed the former Deputy Minister of Defense for embezzlement of almost 1 billion UAH
We are talking about the criminal activities of an official who held a relevant position from 2021 to 2023. So, in 2022, this official, entering into a conspiracy with his subordinates, bought low-quality military uniform from a private company for almost 1 billion UAH. The investigation established that the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot use the specified uniform, as it is not suitable for use in cold weather under the conditions of intense combat operations.
People’s Deputy Dubinsky received a 24-hour house arrest
The Pechersky District Court of Kyiv chose a preventive measure for the People’s Deputy of Ukraine Alexander Dubinsky in the case of a scheme for illegal border crossing for men. The politician was sentenced to 24-hour house arrest. He will wear an electronic bracelet and will be required to surrender his passport and other documents for travel abroad to law enforcement officials for safekeeping. The prosecutor in court justified the need for house arrest for Dubinsky by the fact that he could travel abroad during the investigation, since he was not subject to mobilization as a representative of the people.
Consequences of the Russian missile and drone attack on Odessa: the museum was damaged, people were injured
As a result of a massive Russian missile and drone attack on Odessa, eight people were injured by shrapnel, and the building of the local national art museum and a mothballed industrial building were also damaged. The blast wave damaged several multi-storey residential buildings.
The authorities of the city of Odessa showed the consequences of a night attack on the national art museum, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the center of the city. The blast wave damaged the walls of the room and shattered the glass. The museum was attacked a day before its 124-year foundation.
The purge of “Wagnerites” is being carried out in Sudan, probably by Ukrainian special forces
The Kyiv Post has published two new videos that allegedly show Ukrainian special forces hunting down militants of the terrorist Wagner Group in Sudan. A source of the publication in the security and defense sector of Ukraine reported that an operation is currently underway in this African country to “clean up PMC Wagner, local terrorists and Russian special services.” Ukraine has not officially recognized the use of units in Sudan and the conduct of operations against terrorists of the Wagner Group there.
Polish carriers began blocking the border with Ukraine
An announced strike by Polish carriers began on the Polish-Ukrainian border, demanding the abolition of the visa-free transport regime for Ukraine. The State Border Service of Ukraine reported that truck traffic became more difficult at the three largest checkpoints. Protest organizers plan to allow one truck per hour through. The strikers are demanding the return of the system of commercial permits for Ukrainian carriers and limiting their number to the level in place before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
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