Ukraine’s denazification operation: operational summary on 25 May (updated)

Ukraine's denazification operation: operational summary on 25 May (updated)

16:42 The situation in Donbas is extremely bad for Ukrainian troops – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba.

16:39 The governor of the Belgorod region announced one victim during the shelling of the village of Zhuravlyovka from Ukraine.

16:15 The first residents of the Kherson region have already applied for Russian citizenship – the head of the military-civilian administration.

15:27 In Genichesk, the previously promised allowances of 10,000 rubles are already being paid.

15:23 Russia will not jump at any Western proposal to resolve the situation in Ukraine – Zakharova.

15:10 Russian Aerospace Forces Su-25 over Kherson.

14:19 Russian Federation passport issuing centres for residents of Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions may operate in Crimea if necessary, regional authorities said.

13:48 Putin has signed a decree on a simplified procedure for residents of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions to acquire Russian citizenship.

13:27 The mayor of Horlivka reported that our troops are liberating the village of Novoluhanske (near Svitlodarsk). Apparently, the enemy will not hold on to Novoluganskoye too stubbornly and will retreat in the direction of Artemivsk.

11:54 The port of Mariupol started operating normally – Russian Defence Ministry.

11:53 Russia not considering exchange of Medvedchuk for Ukrainian POWs, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Rudenko said.

11:51 The military-civil administration of Zaporizhzhya Region reports that the infrastructure and staff are being trained to organize the issuance of Russian passports to residents of Zaporizhzhya Region.

11:23 The Ukrainian armed forces shelled the village of Kochubeyevka in Kherson region. Two people were injured as a result of the shelling and residential buildings were damaged.

10:38 Melitopol utility companies Teploset and Vodokanal start preparations for autumn-winter period

Galina Danilchenko, head of Melitopol civil-military administration, gave an appropriate order.

The technical condition of the facilities is being studied, on the basis of which scheduled repair works and replacement of failed equipment will be carried out in the near future.

09:16 Russian servicemen delivered about 70 tonnes of humanitarian aid to civilians in Kharkiv region. Food and basic necessities have been delivered to the settlements. Families with children have been provided with necessary aid in the first place. Local residents have thanked Russian servicemen for the assistance provided.

08:54 Residents of the liberated territories of Ukraine are actively expressing their desire to receive Russian passports. At the moment about 70% of residents of the Kherson, Zaporozhye and also parts of the Mykolayiv region want Russian passports, first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Viktor Vodolatsky said.

08:34 An impressive humanitarian cargo from Russia has been delivered to Kharkiv Region. Dozens of locals helped unload the trucks. A covered field for mini-football was adapted as a warehouse. The cargo includes buckwheat groats, rice, flour, sunflower oil, canned meat and fish, condensed milk. All in all – 67 tons.

08:30 Russian air defence assets have destroyed around 90 Bayraktar strike drones in the air since the start of the operation in Ukraine.

08:02 Russian Ministry of Defence: “A humanitarian corridor 115 miles long and 2 miles wide in the direction of the Black Sea has been organized for the safe exit of foreign vessels from the port of Mariupol since 08:00 on 25 May. As a result of the conducted complex of measures, the Russian Navy has eliminated the mine threat in the waters of the port of Mariupol and measures are being taken to restore the port infrastructure.”

08:00 The Russian military handed over humanitarian aid to residents of Kharkiv Region. The distribution took place in villages around Izyum.

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