The settlement Sladkoe was liberated
The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, stated that Ukraine is trying to delay and undermine the course of negotiations with Russia. He made such comment on the information that Ukraine had prepared a new draft agreement with changed proposals. According to Sergei Lavrov — Ukraine has demonstrated its own inability to negotiate. According to him, Moscow will promote the Russian draft agreement, which contains all the initial requirements. Including the issue of holding military exercises in Ukraine. The Russian version of the treaty states that in order to conduct such training on Ukrainian territory, Ukraine must obtain a consent from Russia. There are some other changes in the Ukrainian version of the treaty.
2 The DPR
The DPR forces liberated the village of Sladkoe from the Ukrainian nationalists. The DPR forces continue their offensive. Over the past day, the DPR has been shelled by Ukraine 20 times. Mortars, artillery and MLRS were used during the attacks. The cities of Donetsk, Aleksandrovka, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Makeevka, Yelenovka and Dokuchaevsk were under fire. More than 30 civilians, including children, were injured. Earlier, the DPR representatives spoke about the situation in the city of Mariupol. The main battles in the city center are over. During the day, more than 500 residents were taken out from the city to the village of Bezymennoye. 100 people were evacuated from a local hospital, who were held hostages by the ’’Azov’’ extremists.
Over the past day, the Russian Air Force destroyed 29 Ukrainian military facilities. 2 command posts, a targeting and guiding radar for an S-300 AA missile system, 7 artillery batteries, a warehouse for rockets, artillery pieces and ammo. Plus 10 Ukrainian strongholds and areas of concentration of Ukrainian military equipment. The Russian air defense forces shot down 5 UAVs near the villages of Novoselovka Vtoraya, Chernovaya, Novogradovka, Ilovaisk, and Khartsizsk — Igor Konashenkov reported.
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, stated that a special operation was carried out in Ukraine to free the captured Belarusian drivers. Alexander Lukashenko promised to answer «differently» if the remaining drivers won’t be returned to their homeland. It was specified that 1,500 trucks, driven by Belarusian drivers, were arrested in Ukraine. According to Alexander Lukashenko, requests to release the drivers remained unanswered, which led to the special operation. On 7th of April Alexander Lukashenko stated that the negotiations on the situation in Ukraine are impossible without Minsk. Earlier, he called on «three Slavic peoples» to sit down at the table and negotiate.
The Russian Investigative Committee has identified the persons, involved in the murder of two Russian PoWs in the Kiev region, the press service of the Investigative Committee reported after a meeting, held in Donetsk, by Alexander Bastrykin. During the meeting, he heard a report on the progress and results of the investigation of the criminal case against two men, Khizanishvili and Antonyuk, from the Ukrainian nationalist groups. After the report, the head of the department gave a number of instructions to consolidate the evidence, and bring the criminals to justice.
The supply of weapons to Ukraine from the USA won’t contribute to the success in the negotiations between Moscow and Kiev — the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, told today to the reporters while commenting on the US bill on the supply of weapons to Ukraine under a Lend-Lease. On 6th of April the US Congress approved a bill on the supply of weapons to Ukraine under Lend-Lease in order to simplify the provision of military help to Kiev. The website of the upper house of Congress noted that the document was adopted unanimously. To become a law, the project must receive the approval of members of the House of Representatives, and a signature from Joe Biden. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS