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Now is the Time to Test Ukrainian Weapons on Russian Cities; Russia's Defense Ministry Braces for Major Defeat in Ukraine; UKR Air Defense Downs 21 Missiles Over Ukraine, 11 Over Kyiv; Russia Murders Ukrainian Civilians as They Slept, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

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Now is the time to test Ukrainian weapons on Russian cities – military expert:
Ukrainian weapons could have been used for recent explosions near the Russian city of St.Petersburg, Center for Military Legal Studies head, Oleksandr Musiienko, told Radio NV on April 27.
"Now is probably the golden (opportunity), because it opens up prospects for strikes on enemy military targets in Russia," Musiienko argued.
He explained that Russia has no reliable air defense around its cities in vast areas of the country not near the border.
"Occupied Crimea is probably more saturated with air defense systems than St. Petersburg," Musiienko said.
"Russia has brought everything it can bring – quite a lot of equipment [onto the peninsula] and so they have virtually 'exposed' the territory of Russia, which, in my opinion, is very vulnerable today. If we are going to test [Ukrainian weapons], the best prospects are open now."
Several explosions were heard across St. Petersburg on April 26.
City authorities have not commented on the situation, but there are reports of explosions near the 20th Aviation Repair Plant, which currently houses military aircraft, on social media.
Earlier, the airspace over the city was closed for several hours due to an unknown object in the sky. --->READ MORE HERE
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Russia's Defense Ministry braces for major defeat in Ukraine, expert says:
The dismissal of Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, signals that Moscow is preparing to blame a handful of scapegoats for anticipated military defeats in Ukraine, military expert Roman Svitlan said in an interview with NV Radio on April 27. Mizintsev is known as the “Butcher of Mariupol,” for his command of the brutal, months-long siege of the Ukrainian city in the opening act of the war.
“This is preparation; not only are information resources being prepared, but also the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation,” said Svitlan.
“They are already starting to move (personnel), removing from certain positions generals who can be held accountable for failures and, possibly, war crimes."
Svitlan adds that Russia is bracing for a major breach of its defensive lines in Ukraine.
“At least two fronts will implode; and it needs to be somehow covered up, redirected, and obscured from the media space,” he said. --->READ MORE HERE
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