Espreso. Global

Victorious news of 588th day of war: Russia prepares to escape from Tokmak, intelligence launches special operation in Crimea

4 October, 2023 Wednesday

Ukrainian artillery works very hard in the Melitopol direction, and the Ukrainian Special Forces conducted an operation in the temporarily occupied Crimea

IMF resumes work of its permanent office in Kyiv

On October 3, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, announced the reopening of the permanent office in Kyiv, which had been closed since the start of the full-scale war in 2022.

She wrote about it on Twitter.

"I am delighted to announce the reopening of the IMF Resident Representative Office in Kyiv, as we further deepen our engagement with Ukraine," Georgieva wrote.

Russian troops prepare to flee Tokmak

This was reported by the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov.

"There is no panic," but there is panic. Russian occupiers in the Melitopol sector are preparing for a hot autumn. It is already hot in Tokmak," he wrote on Telegram.

According to him, a few weeks ago, Russian occupiers began to take out the "authorities", and a few days ago, Russian officers began to intensively evacuate their families.

In addition, the Russian occupiers have switched to educational institutions – they are taking away schools, a college, and a technical school. In addition, on the evening of 3 October, the so-called administrative building, shops and market were closed in Tokmak.

The EU is preparing for negotiations on Ukraine's membership

This was confirmed to Suspilne by Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna.

"The big issue is that we have to start the negotiation process, the official negotiation process with Ukraine on joining the European Union at the end of this year. This is a very specific, very precise process that is ongoing," said Tsahkna.

Partisans found a secret Russian military depot near Simferopol

This was reported by the Atesh partisan movement.

Agents have discovered a hidden warehouse of the Russian occupiers in the village of Mazanka, Simferopol district. It is equipped in an abandoned vegetable depot.

The entrance to the facility is fortified with shell rock and temporary fortifications. Tents with personnel are located downstairs from the main entrance. At the entrance to the village, military police posts have been set up to inspect civilian vehicles and local residents.

"Coordinates: 45.0066749337001, 34.26194089114725 Probably a very good target that requires a Hrim missile. All the information has been given – we are waiting for the results," the partisans wrote.

Ukrainian drones hit Russian Triumph air defence system near Belgorod

On the night of 3 to 4 October, Ukrainian drones hit the S-400 Triumph air defense system near the Russian city of Belgorod.

This was reported by Ukrinform, citing sources in the Security Service of Ukraine.

Residents of the Belgorod region posted videos on the Internet showing about 20 explosions from the Triumph air defense system. At the same time, neighboring settlements lost power.

The price of such a complex is $1.2 billion.

Ukrainian troops landed in Crimea and targeted the enemy

This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate.

"The Stuhna and Bratstvo special forces as part of the Timur special forces unit of the Main Intelligence Directorate landed on the territory of the Crimean peninsula and inflicted fire on the Russian invaders," the statement says.

A video released by the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine shows boats with special forces approaching the coast. The military intelligence did not disclose the time of the landing operation.

Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, told Suspilne that a group of special forces that landed on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea suffered losses and retreated after completing the mission. He added that Ukrainian special forces also suffered some losses.

Ukrainian Armed Forces advance in the Melitopol sector, Russian forces abandon a number of positions

Legion of Freedom fighter Konstantin Denysov reported on the advance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Melitopol sector and the active work of Ukrainian artillery.

He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"Our artillery is working very hard in the Melitopol sector. Over the past two days, they have worked very well on the occupation forces. This is especially true for the concentration of enemy troops and their logistics routes. Our infantry is also working. There are some tactical advances. The Russian forces have abandoned a number of positions, which has created a grey zone. Now they are trying to counterattack to regain their lost positions," Denysov said.

Netflix has invested several million dollars in Ukrainian content

The co-founder of FILM.UA Group, Serhiy Sozanovsky, estimates that Netflix's investments in Ukrainian content are worth more than several million dollars.

This was reported by Forbes Ukraine.

"I can't give you more precise figures, but these are very large sums," added Sozanovsky.

According to him, large investments in national content mean not only respect for Ukraine.

"National content has reached a level where it works well on different platforms and is commercially attractive. Perhaps one day Netflix will publish data on views of national content. They are impressive," said the co-founder of FILM.UA Group.

US to hand over weapons seized from Iran to Ukraine

The United States will hand over thousands of confiscated Iranian weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, which could help overcome the critical shortage faced by the Ukrainian army.

This was reported by CNN.

According to officials, the US Central Command is expected to announce its decision this week.

It is unclear what legal authority the US will use to facilitate the transfer of weapons – the UN requires that seized weapons be destroyed or stored. The Biden administration has been weighing for months how to legally send the weapons stored at CENTCOM (US Central Command) facilities in the Middle East.

Read also:
  • News
2023, Monday
11 December
Kherson region: Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy Russian army's command post
SBU shows photos and video of collaborator Kyva’s elimination site
Russians push westward from Bakhmut on multiple fronts
Belarus continues joint military drills with Russia - Belaruski Hayun
Extreme fire in occupied Feodosia preceded by sounds of explosion: video
Slovak carriers set to impede movement of trucks departing Ukraine
British government sets up unit to fight companies avoiding sanctions against Russia
Russian missile attack on Kyiv: houses damaged, 4-meter-deep crater appeared
EU leaders' summit to consider options for security guarantees for Ukraine — Borrell
Number of combat clashes reaches top levels - military expert Zgurets
Night attacks on Ukraine: air defense forces destroy 18 drones, 8 ballistic missiles
Reducing dependence on Russia: Bulgaria, Serbia complete 170 km gas pipeline
Map of fighting near Avdiivka
Russia's goal in Avdiivka is to capture large number of Ukrainian military — military expert Stupak
Russia loses 1,030 troops, 19 tanks and 31 armored vehicles per day - General Staff
Russia claims troops advance 1.5 km near Kreminna and 3.5 km near Vesele — ISW
Britain, Norway create maritime coalition to support Ukraine
2023, Sunday
10 December
Fire at factory in Moscow, drone attack, and explosion at oil depot in occupied Makiivka: This week's blasts in Russia
Presidents Zelenskyy, Macron discuss France's next aid package
How Russia wages political war in Europe. Conversation with Anton Shekhovtsov
Russian troops shell Kherson residential building injuring civilian
Expecting change after Putin's death is naive - political analyst Fedorchuk
Zelenskyy meets with presidents of Uruguay, Paraguay and Ecuador in Argentina
Why didn't the Russian army flee behind the Urals when they saw Leopards?
Russia deploys new corvettes to Black Sea, replacing destroyed Askold in Kerch - media
Netanyahu talks to Putin for second time since start of war against Hamas
In Melitopol, invading Russia forces prepare sham elections by bussing in supporters, jamming communications
Occupying Russian army reinforce positions, pull up reserves in southern frontline
Missile strike on Ukraine, December 7: UK intel suggests Russia is starting broader campaign on Ukraine's energy infrastructure
Map of fighting near Avdiivka
Russian forces launch assaults from three directions in attempt to encircle Ukrainian troops in Avdiivka sector
Russian troops cut ground attacks in Tavria direction, fall back on aviation
Russia will go further
Sweden considers Gripen aircraft, tested by Ukrainian pilots, for Ukraine - Ihnat
Blackouts in Ukraine due to Russian attacks will be temporary - Ukraine's Energy Minister
We'll understand EU summit decision's significance later; right now, the focus is on weaponry
Russia uses decoy missiles in war of attrition on Ukrainian air defense – ISW
Hungarian truckers announce new blockade on Ukrainian border
Sweden's Chief of Defence General Micael Bydén visits Ukrainian artillery units
Russia loses 10 armored vehicles, 4 tanks, and 700 soldiers in one day of war in Ukraine – General Staff 
ISW: Russian forces escalate offensive to gain momentum ahead of presidential elections
Russian police raid Kherson region, searching for underground group
More news