Progress of the liberation of Ukraine. Rossa Primavera News Agency’s report. April 25 (5:00 pm)

25.04.2022, Moscow.

Rossa Primavera News Agency publishes a summary of events in Ukraine as of 5 p.m. on April 25.

Two significant fires in Bryansk are reported. The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that tanks on the territory of an oil depot and an ammunition warehouse were on fire. The railroad was also damaged. Several schools in Bryansk were evacuated.

Two Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 drones were shot down in Kursk region. Governor of Kursk region Starovoyt, “Today at 4.15 am in the village of Borovskoye, Rylsk district, Russian air defense teams shot down 2 Ukrainian drones. There were no casualties, injured persons or destruction. The situation is completely under control.”

Russia does not consider the option of establishing a ceasefire in Ukraine possible now, Kiev does not use humanitarian corridors – first deputy ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UN.

Russian Ministry of Defense:

  • High-precision, long-range weapons on the northern outskirts of the city of Kremenchug destroyed oil refinery fuel production facilities as well as storage facilities with oil products to supply military equipment to a group of Ukrainian troops.
  • Throughout the night, high-precision airborne missiles hit six Ukrainian military facilities. These included three strongholds and locations where manpower and military equipment were amassed, as well as three ammunition depots in the districts of Barvenkovo and Novaya Dmitrovka in the Kharkov region.
  • Operational and tactical aviation and army aviation of the Russian Air Force hit 56 military facilities in Ukraine. Among them: two command posts, 53 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and military equipment, and a fuel storage facility near the village of Novaya Dmitrovka. Up to 160 personnel were killed, and 23 armored vehicles, artillery and vehicles were destroyed.
  • Rocket forces conducted 19 strikes during the night. Four command posts of the nationalists, including the 81st Independent Airborne Assault Brigade and the 110th nationalist territorial defense brigade, and three ammunition depots were destroyed. Twenty-one areas of concentration of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment were hit. Over 240 personnel, as well as 28 armored vehicles, artillery pieces and vehicles were destroyed.
  • Artillery units carried out 967 firing missions during the day. Thirty-three command posts, 929 strongholds, areas of accumulated manpower and military equipment, and five rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition depots were hit.
  • Russian air defense assets shot down 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of Mezhurino, Balakleya, Borodoyarkoye and Nevskoye settlements in the Kharkiv region, as well as Vysokoye and Chornobaevka in the Kherson region. In addition, a Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile system shot down a Ukrainian Tochka-U rocket and 18 shells of a multiple-launch rocket system over Chernobaevka.

Russian Armed Forces hit 7 traction substations in western Ukraine

The morning strikes hit 7 traction substations:

▪️Zdolbunov-Tyaga (trains stopped near Dubno, and this is the service area of this very station. In addition, the train to Kovel was delayed)

▪️Kazatin-2 (confirmed)

▪️Krasnoye (confirmed)

▪️Podolskaya-Tupik (confirmed)

▪️Sknilov (trains are up on the DC line, disabling of Krasnoye only would not be enough)

▪️Slavuta (indirectly confirmed by the disbling of the entire branch line at between Zdolbunov and Slavuta stations)

▪️Fastov (confirmed)

The task of partially paralyzing the railway network of western Ukraine has now been accomplished.

A total of 141 aircraft, 110 helicopters, 566 unmanned aerial vehicles, 265 surface-to-air missile systems, 2,526 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 283 multiple rocket launchers, 1,096 field artillery guns and mortars, and 2,362 special military vehicles have been destroyed since the start of the special military operation.

Liberation of the LPR and DPR

During the joint operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the DPR and the LPR to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, a group of DPR troops continues to liberate towns and villages of the Donetsk People’s Republic that were previously under the control of the Ukrainian armed units.

167 towns and villages are under the control of the DPR People’s Militia. Mariupol is under full operational control of the grouping of DPR troops and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the remnants of paramilitary Nazi fighters are hiding in the catacombs of the industrial zone of Azovstal.

Kadyrov, “Assistant to the head of the Chechen Republic Apta Alaudinov, who is responsible for the Luhansk direction, reports the complete liberation of the town of Rubezhnoye from the Ukrainian nationalists.”

LPR head Pasechnik gave an interview in Rubezhnoye, “The town of Rubezhnoye is one of those for which the LPR military has been fighting fiercely for more than a month. For eight years the enemy has strongly fortified its positions on this direction, and with the beginning of the military operation, the Kiev nationalists equipped firing points in residential yards and right in the houses of local residents. Of course, this slows down the advance of LPR People’s Militia units.

Today I visited the part of Rubezhnoye that is under the control of the republic and has been completely liberated from the Ukrainian nationalists. Talked to the servicemen who are courageously and confidently liberating the city.”

Mariupol

Russian Defense Ministry: The Russian Armed Forces and DPR units at 2:00 p.m. cease hostilities to allow civilians to leave Azovstal.

Pushylin: Between one and two and a half thousand Ukrainian nationalists are at Azovstal.

The new mayor of Mariupol (the DPR) Konstantin Ivashchenko stated that the Azovstal plant could not be restored, “Unfortunately, yes. I confirm it. There were very serious strikes on it.” At the same time, Illich plant and Azovmash may resume work sooner or later. “I think the Ilyich plant and Azovmash will be restored,” the mayor of Mariupol added.

During the day on April 25, from 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 161 people, including 30 children, were evacuated from Mariupol to Bezymyonnoye in Novoazovsky district. At present, they are in an evacuation assistance point, which has been deployed by the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Situation on the territory of LPR and DPR

The enemy opened fire on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic using 122 mm BM-21 “Grad” multiple rocket launchers, 152 and 122mm artillery, 120 and 82mm mortars. Areas of eight towns and villages in the republic were hit by the shelling.

According to the DPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Ceasefire Control and Coordination, 22 residential buildings and seven civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged. The Ukrainian militants fired a total of 255 rounds of ammunition.

The DPR

As a result of the shelling of the Donetsk People’s Republic by the Ukrainian army, 50 transformer substations, 2 boiler houses, 2 educational facilities, 1 hospital and over 4,500 household customers were left without electric power.

Pushilin said that it will only be possible to talk about a full water supply in Donetsk when Slavyansk comes under the control of the DPR.

As a result of the shelling, a house and a gas pipeline in Kirovsky district of Donetsk were damaged on Lozovaya Street. On Tchaikovsky Street, a house caught fire, a local resident was wounded by shrapnel and a man was wounded.

As a result of the shelling of Makeevka from Uragan MLRS, 10 residential buildings were damaged. As a result of the shelling by the Ukrainian army using Uragan MLRS, one person was killed and another one was wounded in Makeevka. In addition, 10 buildings were damaged, including the building of Hospital No. 2.

Ukrainian militants from their positions in Novomikhaylovka shelled Yelenovka with 122mm artillery. Details are being clarified.

As a result of the shelling of Gorlovka by the Ukrainian army, a woman was wounded, a gas pipeline was damaged, and about 10 houses were damaged in the village of Gagarin mine.

As a result of the shelling of Aleksandrovka by the Ukrainian army, houses on Shkolnaya Street and Lenina Street were damaged and there was a fire. Details are being clarified.

The LPR

The western filtration station of the fourth lift (ZFS-4) was left without power supply as a result of shelling. This was reported by the press service of the LPR Ministry of Emergency Situations.

“On April 24, as a result of shelling, the western filtration station of the fourth lift was emergently de-energized. The repair work is scheduled for April 25.”

More than 1.8 thousand customers in the towns of Pervomaysk and Kalinovo were left without a power supply due to the emergency situation. Armed formations of Ukraine shelled Kalinovo from Grad multiple rocket launchers.

Over the past 24 hours, Ukraine’s armed units fired 14 shells from 122mm artillery and 120mm mortars on the towns of Pervomaysk and Zolotoye-5. Ukrainian armed units fired 152mm artillery shells at the town of Donetskiy.

Liberated territories

In the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, previously liberated by a group of DPR troops, six civilians wounded as a result of Ukrainian militants’ shelling received medical treatment.

The DPR authorities continue to carry out priority activities aimed at restoring the social and humanitarian sphere.

Employees of the DPR Ministry of Labor and Social Policy in the Starobeshevo district received 52 applications for the resumption and assignment of payments.

The employees of the DPR Ministry of Health continue to receive citizens in the liberated territories. 410 patients received qualified medical assistance. One person was evacuated to medical institutions in Donetsk. There are 53 pregnant women supervised in the medical facilities, and one birth was delivered in Mariupol.

Employees of the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations surveyed more than 6 hectares of territories and 1000 square meters of premises. 596 explosive objects were found. 11,440 humanitarian kits were distributed in Mariupol.

Political situation

Unknown persons fired several shots from grenade launchers at the building of the Ministry of State Security of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in Tiraspol. There were casualties. Three explosions were heard.

The number of refugees arriving in Russia from Ukraine and Donbass approached 1 million people.

In Stavropol Krai, a terrorist attack on a transport facility was prevented, the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) informed.

Bryansk, Kursk and Belgorod regions have extended the “yellow” level of terrorist threat.

Governor of Belgorod region Gladkov, “There was shelling from the Ukrainian side of Nekhoteevka. There are damaged residential buildings and personal vehicles. There were no civilian casualties.”

The FSB detained a group of members of a neo-Nazi terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation, who were planning to assassinate Vladimir Solovyov at the request of the Security Service of Ukraine (Ukrainian: SBU). During the search, they confiscated an improvised explosive device, eight Molotov cocktails, six Makarov pistols, a rifle, an RGD-5 grenade, over one thousand cartridges, narcotic substances, forged Ukrainian passports, nationalist literature and paraphernalia.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry called as disinformation the statements about “China’s desire” to build a military base in the Solomon Islands near Australia.

Liberated territories of Ukraine

National Guard of Russia raised the Victory Banner in Kherson.

Two men were detained in Kupyansk (Kharkov Oblast) who are suspected of setting fire to a car, as well as attempting to set fire to military equipment. They also tore the Russian flag from the city building. One of them was found to have tattoos with “runes” on his body, similar tatoos are common among members of banned Ukrainian nationalist gangs.

Ukraine

This morning 5 railway stations in the center and west of Ukraine came under fire – the head of the Ukrainian Railway.

In Kiev, almost three hundred streets, alleys, avenues, parks, avenues and subway stations will be renamed. All of them bear the names of Russian or Belarusian writers, scientists, artists and political activists or are linked to the history and cities of Russia and Belarus. The renaming terms have not been announced yet. Meanwhile, the Kiev City Council has begun collecting proposals for renaming all of these sites.

Representative of the Zaporozhye Regional Military Administration, “Russia] is preparing for an offensive. Russian troops have amassed much equipment and personnel on the Bolshaya Novoselka-Novovorovka-Malinovka section of the front line.”

Interest in Ukraine has dropped tenfold, according to Google Trends data. The popularity of search queries “Ukraine” at the end of February is estimated at 100 points. From April 17 to April 23, the popularity of the Russian-language query fell to 32 points, and the popularity of the English-language query fell to 14 points. In the US the popularity of “Ukraine” fell to 10 points, in France and Britain is estimated at 13 points.

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian Parliament] Ruslan Stefanchuk on Ukraine’s readiness to write “neutral status” in its Constitution:

March 18 Stefanchuk, “The fact is that, since the path to Euro-Atlantic integration is prescribed in our Constitution of Ukraine, it is quite a high level of legitimization of this direction. That is why we will see which way the negotiators will go, and then already look for that model, which either will not contradict the Constitution, or will change it in this part”.

April 24 Stefančuk, “We will not [change the Constitution]. Changing the Constitution is not and never will be an end in itself. It is a toolkit. No one has ever made a good thing out of it. Well, they made some changes, others. They are only effective when they have an effect. We can write anything into the Constitution 150 times, but if it has no effect, it’s declarative norms.

And anything written in the Constitution on NATO, on the EU is our forward-looking vision for the future. We need guarantees now, not in the future. We have already signed the Budapest Memorandum for the future, which has failed.”

Western countries

Austria is preparing to buy gas for rubles. Minister of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler said that “a gas embargo is impossible.” “Austria is 80 percent dependent on Russian gas. As painful as it is, a gas embargo is impossible for us now, as it is for some other countries. The point of sanctions is that we can stand longer than Vladimir Putin, and we can’t do that with gas. You have to be honest,” she said.

Finland is slowing down the process of joining NATO, while Sweden is speeding it up so they can do it at the same time.

Pakistan’s new prime minister has sent a letter to Putin stating Islamabad’s desire to strengthen bilateral ties.

The US is preparing to send Stinger anti-aircraft systems, Javelin anti-tank missile systems and other equipment to Ukraine in April.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on the delivery of American M777 howitzers to Ukraine.

The UK will transfer Stormer self-propelled anti-aircraft guns with Starstreak missiles to Ukraine.

Turkey seeks to keep its NATO allies from accidents in the Black Sea, the country’s Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar said. He said Turkey does not share US plans to create a NATO deployment force in the Black Sea (proposed by the Pentagon last year). Ankara also calls on Bulgaria and Romania not to hurry with a decision on this issue.

He also noted that in conversations with NATO colleagues he advises third countries not to enter the Black Sea. “The balance here must not be disturbed by the principle of coastal dominance. If it is violated, events can get out of hand. You can’t turn the Black Sea into a space of competition,” Akar said. Akar also stressed that there are currently no warships in the Black Sea that do not belong to coastal countries.

“Turkey has closed the straits to Ukrainian and Russian ships. And NATO supports Ukraine in this conflict. Accordingly, the passage is also closed for them. Any action could be perceived as a threat to the opposite side and have serious consequences. This must be avoided,” the minister added.

Iran is polemicizing with Turkey. Iranian Foreign Ministry: Some countries of the region made a mistake in their calculations regarding normalization of relations with Israel and Palestine, the problem of peoples is still relevant. Efforts by some countries in the region to normalize relations with Israel will not shake the support of the Islamic peoples for Palestine.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin revealed the US strategy toward Russia, “We want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things” like the actions of Russia in Ukraine.

Biden said that he tried to call Macron yesterday, but he was busy celebrating his election victory.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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