January 9, 2023
1. Kiev: Russia offered a ‘Korea-style‘ peace deal. No, it is a political fake
Aleksey Danilov, the head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, on January 8 said that Russia wanted to impose a truce that would split Ukrainian lands into two states, similar to how the Korean Peninsula is divided. "They [Russians] are currently offering us a Korean option. On one side we will have certain Ukrainians, and on the other side we will have different Ukrainians," Danilov said in a TV interview according to Ukrainian news channel TSN.
"I know for certain that one of the options they could offer us is the ‘38th parallel,'" Danilov said. He claimed that Dmitry Kozak, the deputy head of Russia’s Presidential Administration, has been speaking to EU politicians and conveying the message that they are ready for many concessions in order to recognize the status quo and to force Kiev into some kind of truce.
The 1950–53 Korean War ended with a truce that formalized the 38th parallel as the de-facto official border between North Korea and South Korea.
Some Russian experts made critical remarks to Danilov’s allegations. As one of them has put it: “The implementation of this plan would mean one thing. There will be a permanent armed confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, unless there are sane, non-corrupt, and friendly leaders in Kiev who are friendly to their own citizens and to the Russian Federation. If there are "two Ukraines," as there are two Koreas, then the pro-Western part of Ukraine will join NATO, deploy U.S. nuclear and anti-missile weapons, and continue to destabilize Europe and the world as a whole.” [See original at: https://ukraina.ru/20230109/1042467118.html. The whole text of the interview will be posted in English on January 10]
2. Emergency statement by Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine. Note: not to be read by too emotional persons
Intelligence services of Ukraine have prepared a new large-scale anti-Russian provocation aimed at discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and accusing Russian servicemen of allegedly committing war crimes.
On the eve of the Orthodox Christmas, representatives of the State Bureau of Investigation and the Security Service of Ukraine arranged for opening graves in cemeteries near Kazachya Lopan, Velikiy Burluk, Shypovatoye and Khatnoye (Kharkov region), where local citizens, who died of natural causes during the deployment of Russian troops in these areas from February 24 to September 6, 2022, were buried.
After the exhumation, the bodies of Ukrainian citizens were further disfigured and thrown into specially prepared ‘pits’ on the outskirts of these settlements to create false ‘evidence’ of ‘torture’ and ‘shooting’ of civilians allegedly committed by Russian servicemen.
Representatives of the Ukrainian intelligence services and law enforcement agencies are currently photographing and videotaping the bodies of the dead Ukrainian citizens, as well as are imitating the work of ‘forensic experts’ and other ‘legal proceedings’ in the presence of fake ‘witnesses’.
With these inhumane methods, the Kiev regime, amid the absence of any success on the battlefield, seeks to keep the attention of Western audiences and convince foreign partners of Kiev regime of the need to continue supporting it. The same way as Kiev did in Bucha, Kramatorsk, and many other places controlled by AFU. Disseminating false-flag news is a constant method of Ukrainian propaganda.
3. Violation of a proposed Russian ceasefire by Ukraine
The combined grouping of Russian troops observed the ceasefire along the entire line of contact from 12:00 AM on January, 6 until 24:00 PM. on January 7, 2023 in the areas of the Special Military Operation.
Within the ceasefire, not observed by Ukrainian president and his NATO bosses, the AFU continued to conduct heavy shelling of residential areas in DPR and LPR and other regions.
In Kupyansk and Krasniy Liman directions, the AFU has fired 78 artillery and mortar shells. In Soledar, Avdeyevka and Maryinka directions, the enemy used large-calibre artillery fire 155 times. More than AFU 160 large-calibre shells and 20 multiple-laucnh rockets have been fired at residential areas of Donetsk. The enemy opened artillery fire 89 times in Zaporozhye Region. In Kherson and Krivoy Rog directions, Ukrainian artillery has been used 55 times.
So, totally, AFU has violated the proposed unilateral Russian truce 557 times
Russian forces had to use a return fire to suppress AFU artillery that had been firing on residential areas in these areas during the Orthodox Christmas.
4. A justifiable vendetta
As a result of the criminal attack of Kiev regime, in the first minutes of January 1, 2023, against Russian military personnel near Makeevka, not far from Donetsk city (Donetsk People's Republic), where 89 Russian have been killed by AFU intentional bombardment, the command of the combined group of Russian troops carried out a retaliatory operation.
Over the past 24 hours, Russian reconnaissance units have uncovered and reliably confirmed through several independent sources the temporary deployment sites of the AFU in Kramatorsk controlled by Ukrainian side. There were over 700 Ukrainian servicemen in dormitory No 28 and over 600 servicemen in dormitory No 47.
More than 600 Ukrainian servicemen have been eliminated as a result of a massive missile strike on these AFU units.
Written by Vladimir P. Kozin