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Rails Sabotaged and Freight Train Derailed: A Prelude to Ukraine's Counteroffensive?




In recent events, two separate explosions caused the derailment of freight trains near the Russian border with Ukraine. Russian Railways RZD reported that both incidents occurred in the Bryansk region, with the latest explosion causing a locomotive and approximately 20 wagons to veer off course. According to Bryansk Governor Alexander Bogomas, an unidentified explosive device was responsible for the most recent derailment, but no injuries were reported.

This uptick in attacks on Russian infrastructure coincides with the anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive. In addition to these incidents, an unconfirmed report mentioned a drone dropping an explosive device near a defense facility under construction in the Belgorod region, injuring one person.

With the conflict between Russia and Ukraine now stretching beyond 14 months, these incidents may be part of Ukraine's preparations for an imminent counteroffensive. Last weekend, a drone attack set a fuel storage facility in Crimea ablaze, further indicating the rising tensions in the region.

As the NATO summit in July approaches, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is urging Western nations to stand together for European security. While Ukraine seeks membership in NATO, it remains uncertain whether key members, such as the United States, will support their bid.

Zelensky also expressed dissatisfaction with the United States' handling of a recent data leak involving secret documents related to the conflict with Russia. The Ukrainian president claimed he had not been informed of the leak beforehand, which contained information on arms deliveries, assessments of the war, and alleged US spying operations against partners.

Meanwhile, the EU Commission has placed temporary restrictions on the import of certain Ukrainian agricultural products, such as wheat, corn, rapeseed, and sunflower, due to pressure from several EU states. This decision comes as Ukraine faces challenges in exporting goods through the Black Sea due to the ongoing war.

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Unknown member
May 07, 2023

My name is Tomas, I am from Slovakia bordering with Ukraine... I am really fed up by this Brussels policy. A year ago everything started to be expensive. Inflation was 20% or more. Now when the prices should go down since the cheep things from UA they place restrictions on food from UA. It just bugless the mind.

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Unknown member
May 07, 2023
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Looks like I was commenting on the wrong story...


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Unknown member
May 03, 2023

Taking out the trains rather than just the tracks, smart move. Partisans?

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Unknown member
May 03, 2023

What does the EU have against importing Ukrainian ag products? Doesn't make sense to me since most/all are NATO members and are supposed to be supporting Ukraine.

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May 07, 2023
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Didn't u just contridic yourself Thomas, in what u said in your 1st post? The 1 post u made by mistake under THIS report from Paul?🤔🤦🏽‍♀️

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