Author: Petr Ermilin

Petr Ermilin (Pyotr Petrovich Ermilin) is a journalist working for Pravda Russia. Covering local news from Russia, updates on the ongoing military operation in Ukraine, as well as international stories.

Moscow Open to Negotiations with Kyiv and Zelensky Moscow is willing to engage in negotiations with Kyiv, even under President Zelensky, under certain conditions, according to Kremlin official spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. Despite some initial hurdles such as questions about Zelensky’s legitimacy and his decree banning negotiations with Russia, Moscow remains open to discussing potential peace talks. Photo: commons.wikimedia.org by kishjar, CC BY 2.0 “Different options are possible for achieving our goals through negotiations,” Peskov stated, emphasizing the importance of clarifying issues surrounding Zelensky’s presidency and the ban on negotiations. Putin has also raised concerns about Zelensky’s legitimacy, highlighting the need…

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NATO’s top military leader in Europe, General Christopher Cavoli, has reportedly acknowledged that Russia is likely to emerge victorious in the Ukraine conflict. According to Irish journalist Chay Bowes, Cavoli’s remarks suggest a potential Russian advance towards NATO’s borders. Photo: dvidshub.net by Pvt. Randy Wren is licensed under U.S. federal government “He basically accepts that the Russians will win in Ukraine and ‘End up on NATO’s borders,’ the journalist wrote on social media. Bowes highlighted Cavoli’s warning of a looming “big Russian problem” in Europe post-Ukraine conflict. Cavoli emphasized the importance of swift resolution in conflicts like Ukraine to avoid…

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Russian military personnel are pushing back against a new bill that bans the use of smartphones in special military operation zones. The State Duma passed the bill on July 24, which would result in disciplinary action for soldiers caught using gadgets while on duty. The ban, yet to be approved by the Federation Council and signed by the president, has sparked criticism from Russian military men who argue that smartphones are essential for communication and strategic planning during combat. Photo: минобороны.рф by Olga Balashova, Vadim Savitsky, CC BY 4.0 Smartphones Crucial for Modern Military Operations Soldiers rely on smartphones to…

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Recent statements by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic have raised concerns about the possibility of a direct military confrontation between the West and Russia. Vucic believes that Western countries are actively preparing for war with Russia, evident from their military preparations and strategies. Photo: flickr.com by European People’s Party, CC BY 2.0 Vucic also expressed concerns about the conflict in Ukraine and the growing tensions between Russia and the West. He emphasized the need for a truce while acknowledging the escalating preparations for war by Western countries. Reports suggest that NATO has put over 500,000 troops on high alert, indicating a…

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NATO countries continue encircling Russia NATO countries are continuing to encircle Russia with their infrastructure, as stated by Kremlin’s official spokesman Dmitry Peskov. This comes after Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic remarked on active Western preparations for a conflict with Moscow. Photo: defense.gov by сержант Джон Кросби, PDM “The North Atlantic Alliance continues to advance its military infrastructure towards our borders, continues to surround us with its military infrastructure, which poses a danger to us,” Peskov stated, RIA Novosti reports. NATO is functioning as a confrontational bloc, said Peskov, highlighting the ongoing tension between NATO countries and Russia. \ Source link

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After Joe Biden dropped out of the presidential race, European leaders had varying reactions. Some approved of his decision, some expressed support for Trump, and others remained neutral. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk showed support for Biden’s decision, while British Prime Minister Keir Starmer and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez also acknowledged his choice. Photo: flickr.com by Гейдж Скидмор, CC BY-SA 2.0 However, Nigel Farage and Maximilian Krach had different opinions, predicting Trump’s victory regardless of Biden’s withdrawal. Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics maintained a neutral stance on the matter. Despite concerns, the Kremlin stated that…

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US Journalist Evan Gershkovich Sentenced to 16 Years for Espionage On Friday, July 19, the Sverdlovsk Regional Court sentenced US citizen Evan Gershkovich to 16 years in a maximum security colony. Gershkovich was accused of espionage and detained in late March 2023 in Yekaterinburg. Photo: flickr.com by Blogtrepreneur, CC BY 2.0 The 32-year-old journalist maintained his innocence throughout the trial. The case against him was the first time since the Cold War that an American journalist was detained on espionage charges in Russia. Despite the closed-door trial, journalists and diplomats were allowed in to hear the verdict. The prosecution had…

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NATO is planning to develop new long-range missiles with the capability of hitting Moscow. Four European NATO countries, including Germany, France, Italy, and Poland, have expressed their intention to develop Deep Precision Strike high-precision long-range weapons. These missiles will be capable of accurately hitting targets in Russia, including Moscow. Photo: commons.wikimedia.org by Боевая машина, CC BY-SA 3.0 The new missiles will have a range of more than 1,000 kilometers and can be either cruise missiles or ballistic supersonic missiles. The French Defense Minister emphasized that these weapons are intended to serve as a deterrent. The technical specifications, including the flight…

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Moscow is prepared to respond militarily to the deployment of US long-range missiles in Germany, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. The Russian Defence Ministry is already taking this threat into account and will develop a professional and calm military response. Photo: by U.S. Department of Defense/Scott Howe In 2026, the United States plans to deploy long-range weapons in Germany, including SM-6 and Tomahawk systems. Russia accuses the US of stirring up a missile arms race and warns of uncontrollable escalation. This move will only deepen the trust deficit in missile weapons, contrary to Russia’s calls for joint…

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German politician and member of the German Bundestag Sarah Wagenknecht slammed the US plans to deploy long-range weapons in Germany as “insane,” according to Der Spiegel. Photo: flickr.com by Paul Korecky, CC BY-SA 2.0 “The deployment of American long-range weapons on German soil does not raise our security, but, on the contrary, increases the risk for Germany to become a theatre of war with dire consequences for everyone who lives here. This madness must stop,” Wagenknecht noted. Wagenknecht emphasized the need for a government that prioritizes Germany’s interests over the wishes of the US, warning that the US would not…

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