A soldier using a drone in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine.
Photo: ‘The New York Times’
- An attempt of the Kyiv regime to commit a terrorist attack against facilities on the territory of the Russian Federation was successfully prevented. The number of fixed-wing drones downed on November 26 climbed to 24.
Early in the morning on that day, the Russian Defense Ministry informed that all these drones over the territory of Moscow, Tula, Kaluga, and Bryansk Regions have been destroyed or downed by ECM. 18 more Ukrainian UAVs were destroyed in another areas, namely Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republic and in Kherson Region.
One person suffered minor wounds after a downed drone crashed into an apartment building in the Russian city of Tula, the regional Government said in a public statement.
- Kyiv allows for discriminatory statements against Russians living in Ukraine that are characteristic of a regime and not an authority, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview on the Rossiya-1 federal TV Channel.
"This is the essence of the Kyiv regime. This is why we call it the regime; it is telling that we call it the regime, because there can be no such statements from the normal leadership of the country. In the country where millions of Russians are living. Therefore, such statements can only be made under the regime," Peskov said, commenting on the statement of speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk that rights of the Russians in Ukraine should be impinged upon.
A number of Ukrainian politicians has intensified their ballyhoo by claiming that ”there are no Russian minorities in Ukraine”, though around 75 percent of the Ukrainian population still speak Russian. Some MPs proposed to ban Russian language completely, leaving only Ukrainian and English as two official languages in the country.
- Recently, a number of Western politicians and military men have increased their voices to begin much wider war with Russia than the current once conducted since April, 14, 2014 by Ukraine alone, and later unleashed together by Ukraine and NATO against Russia in 2022.
E.g. Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov at the European Parliament urged Europe to go to war with Russia.
Czech President Petr Pavel said at a meeting of the Visegrad Four that he was ready to attack Russia. In his opinion, Russia is losing its military capabilities due to the conflict in Ukraine. Therefore, Petr Pavel believes that it is high time that Europe should move to a "high-intensity conflict" against Russia right now.
According to German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, Germans need to get used to the idea of a clash with Russia. The goal for war preparations with Russia is included in the new German Defense Policy Guidelines.
NATO’s European JSEC or Joint Support and Enabling Command chief Lieutenant-General Alexander Sollfrank on November 21, 2023 has urged NATO to establish a “military Schengen” zone in Europe to allow for the rapid movement of troops, equipment, and ammunition with the aim to conduct a war with Russia. The Command was established in 2021 by NATO to streamline preparations for a potential war with Russia. The JSEC HQ is located in the German town of Ulm.
Note: this NATO map does not mention several dozens of nuclear-capable F-35A already deployed in Europe.
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