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Tomconroy's Journal
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June 26, 2023

First General Shoigu sighting.


Apparently not fired. Putler and Prighozhen haven't been seensince the mutiny. Putin hasn't said anything about any bargain.
There was an interview with putler shown on Russian TV on Sunday but was taped 6/21.

June 25, 2023

President Zelenskyy's nightly address:


Meanwhile no one has seen or heard from putler since his panic address Saturday morning.
June 25, 2023

There are Russian reports that Ukraine has established

A position on the left bank of the Dnipro River opposite the city of Kherson. A relatively small body of troops so far but they are being resupplied by small fast river craft which the russians can't hit. Apparently Ukraine has held the position for 3 days and is seeking to expand the bridge head:

Antonivskyi bridge.

"The enemy holds a small foothold on our coast for at least three days. The units of the Russian Armed Forces withdrew from the area, as the constant action of enemy artillery and SOF of the enemy created a threat of encirclement of our forces. They retreated with battles, neighboring units came to the rescue. As a result of the fighting, the Russian Armed Forces suffered losses. At 18:00, the enemy, with forces of up to 50 people, operates on our territory, in the dark, builds up a group and supplies it with ammunition and technical equipment. Trying to expand the zone of control. A short distance across the water (up to 1 km) does not allow prompt artillery strikes against enemy high-speed boats.




Ps: you won't read this in the NY times.

June 24, 2023

New statement by President Zelenskyy just released:


Володимир Зеленський
Today, the world saw that the bosses of Russia do not control anything. Nothing at all. Complete chaos. Complete absence of any predictability.

First, the world should not be afraid. We know what protects us. Our unity.

Ukraine will definitely be able to protect Europe from any Russian forces, and it doesn't matter who commands them. We will protect. The security of Europe's eastern flank depends only on our defense.

Ukrainian soldiers, Ukrainian guns, Ukrainian tanks, Ukrainian missiles are all that protect Europe from such marches as we see today on Russian territory. And when we ask to give us the F-16 fighters or the ATACMS, we're enhancing our common defense. Real defense.

Second, everything must be real. It's time for everyone in the world to frankly say that all of Russia's criminal actions against Ukraine were and are unprovoked. And we all have to focus exclusively on our common security priorities. NATO is not just a word or a set of formal promises. These are reliable guarantees for everyone that peace won't be destroyed. Without Ukraine, such guarantees are worthless. Already in July at the summit in Vilnius, it is a historic chance for real decisions without looking back at Russia. Any nation that borders Russia supports this.

What will we, Ukrainians, do?

We will defend our country. We will defend our freedom. We will not be silent and we will not be inactive. We know how to win – and it will happen. Our victory in this war.

And what will you, Russians, do?

The longer your troops stay on Ukrainian land, the more devastation they will bring to Russia. The longer this person is in the Kremlin, the more disasters there will be.
1:47 PM · Jun 24, 2023
June 24, 2023

New statement by Prigozhen:


New statement by Prigozhin:

"We are turning our convoys around and are leaving in the opposite direction to field camps according to plan.

Wagner PMC was to be closed off. We went out on 23rd June to the 'Justice March'. In 24 hours we walked short on 200 km from Moscow. Durinf this time we haven't shed a single drop of blood of our fighters. Now a time has come when blood might be shed. Understanding all the responsibility for spilling Russian blood, we are turning our convoys around and are leaving in the opposite direction to field camps according to plan."

Who knows?
June 24, 2023

Good news from Bakhmut?


Call me crazy but I think this is the beginning of the end of the war.

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