The DPR authorities may abolish the death penalty for foreign mercenaries
On 27th of June, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, stated on-air of the ’’Rossiya 24’’ TV channel that the DPR forces have intensified their counter-battery fight. In recent days, the Ukrainian forces have been shelling only the outskirts of the city of Donetsk, and only a part of the town of Gorlovka. «Regarding the current problem — namely the shelling of almost all of Donetsk, Makeevka and Gorlovka by the Ukrainian forces — the situation has changed for the better. Measures are being taken to ensure that the Ukrainian forces are physically unable to use their artillery» — Denis Pushilin concluded.
«On 26th of June, the Russian air force used 4 high-precision missiles to hit the workshops of the ’Artem Rocket Corporation’, located in the Shevchenkovskii district of Kiev. The factory produced rockets for the Ukrainian MLRS» — the Russian Defense Ministry reported. According to the objective control data, all the missiles reached their target. The local civilian infrastructure wasn’t damaged. The Ukrainian military tried to intercept the Russian missiles by firing more than 10 anti-aircraft missiles from ’S-300’ and ’Buk M1’ missile systems. 2 missiles, fired by S-300s, shot down Ukrainian missiles launched by Buk M1 missile systems. 1 missile could have hit a residential building — the RIA NEWS reported.
A member of the People’s Council of the DPR, Elena Shishkina, stated during an interview to the TASS that the authorities of the DPR could abolish the death penalty immediately after the end of the special military operation, and right after the tribunals over the foreign mercenaries. The laws of the DPR do not rule out that the death penalty for criminals can be replaced with a life-long sentence, or other punishment. Elena Shishkina specified that the death penalty could also be abolished after the DPR joins Russia, after a referendum. After that — the Criminal Code of Russia will operate on the territory of the DPR.
4 Italy — Ukraine
Italy is preparing to send a new batch of military aid to Ukraine — some armored vehicles and artillery. The list remains classified for now. However, according to some Italian journalists, it is planned to send a new batch of FH-70 artillery pieces, some unspecified armored vehicles, small arms and ammo to Ukraine. In particular, the delivery could include machine guns ’Beretta MG42/59’. Italy can also donate camping tents and medical equipment. The main list of supplies will be agreed upon after the NATO summit in Madrid, scheduled from 28th to 30th of June. In addition to sending the weapons and equipment, Italy could train the Ukrainian servicemen in handling of the Western weapons. The military support of Ukraine by Italy causes very notable contradictions within the Italian government.
The ’France Presse’ reported, while citing the Elysee Palace, that Vladimir Zelensky told to the G7 leaders that “now isn’t the time for negotiations. Kiev will negotiate with Russia when Kiev has, once again, the position of strength” — end of quote. «Zelensky has made it very clear that now isn’t the time for negotiations. Ukraine will negotiate when it has the capacity to do so — once it will restore the position of force» — the ’France Presse’ quoted the statement of the Elysee Palace. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, stated that Moscow doesn’t see the possibility of Ukraine being allowed to return to the negotiations with Russia — the RIA NEWS reports.
The Moldova’s Prosecutor General’s Office has charged the ex-president of Moldova, Igor Dodon, of embezzlement of funds during the purchase of electricity in 2008 by the state-run company ’Energocom’ — the TASS reported. The investigators believe that, as the Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Dodon facilitated the signing of the contract for the purchase of electricity. As a result, Moldova suffered damage of almost $12 millions of dollars. The ex-president of Moldova was placed under a house arrest at the end of May. He was charged with illegal enrichment, corruption, illegal financing of the party, and treason. Igor Dodon stated that the cases against him were opened for the political reasons. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS