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Tomconroy's Journal
Tomconroy's Journal
June 30, 2023

Russia is reducing personnel at the occupied nuclear plant in Ukraine.

From Reuters:

"According to the latest data, the occupation contingent is gradually leaving the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant," Main Directorate of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence (GUR) said on the Telegram messaging app.

GUR said that among the first to leave the nuclear power station were three employees of Russian state nuclear firm Rosatom who had been "in charge of the Russians' activities".

It said Ukrainian employees who have signed a contract with Rosatom had also been advised to depart.

Employees should leave by July 5, it said, and preferably head for the Crimea peninsula, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014.

GUR said the number of military patrols was also gradually decreasing on the plant's vast territory and in the nearby city of Enerhodar, and personnel remaining at the plant had been told to blame Ukraine "in case of any emergency situations".

And then there is this:


Having blown the dam on the Dnipro, the russians are preparing to blow up the nuclear reactor. Will the West do anything?

June 30, 2023

The Washington Post has a rare interview with Ukraine's Commander. General Zaluzhny

I was able to read the article through the link in the tweet.


He complains about a lack of F16s and ATACMs. So have I.

June 30, 2023

The latest from Ukraine on the crossing of the Dnipro near Kherson


The bridgehead continues to hold but it remains small. Although I have read reports that Ukraine troops have gotten tanks across and are in the town of Oleshky I have seen no video proving that. Basically I don't know very much for certain.
June 29, 2023

CNBC: Wagner soldiers will no longer fight in Ukraine

CNBC reports:

Wagner mercenaries will no longer fight in Ukraine after Prigozhin refused to sign contracts
Wagner mercenaries will no longer fight in Ukraine after the group’s leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, refused to sign contracts with the Kremlin, the head of the Duma defense committee, Andrei Kartapolov, said Thursday.

Kartapolov said that a few days before the attempted rebellion, Russia’s ministry of defense announced that “all [groups] that perform combat missions must sign a contract” with the ministry, state-owned news agency Tass reported.

Kartapolov said Prigozhin did not sign the contracts and was informed that “Wagner would not take part in a special military operation.”

— Karen Gilchrist

So minus the Wagner army and minus the forces putler has to keep in russia to protect his regime. Hmmmmmmm.

June 28, 2023

A couple of days ago I mentioned Russian reports that Ukraine had crossed the Dniro at Kherson.

Then it was 50 to 100 Ukrainian soldiers. Looks like it's not just a raid. Things are getting serious. Reports that Ukraine has transported tanks across by pontoon. They might have occupied the town of Oleshky.
This is good.


June 27, 2023

The Washington Post has lowered its paywall through

Thursday, if anyone is interested in reading their current or past articles.

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