Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated an enormous Ferris wheel in Moscow at a time when his army obtained beautiful setback in Ukraine. According to a report in Russian information company Tass, Mr Putin and Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin attended the ceremony through video convention the place revolving statement wheel named Moscow Sun was inaugurated on Saturday. “It is a unique (construction), 140 meters high. There is nothing like that in Europe,” Mr Putin was quoted as saying by the Russian information company. “It is very important for people to have a chance to chill out with their family and friends.”
The Tass report mentioned that the Ferris wheel “is the tallest in Europe” and has 30 cabins with clear flooring in a few of them. “The air conditioning, lighting and heating systems as well as an emergency button and audio system are installed in the cabins. “One full rotation of the Moscow Sun takes about 18 minutes 40 seconds, with capability of as much as 450 passengers.”
Further, fireworks lit up the sky over Red Square in Moscow to celebrate the city’s founding in 1147.
This comes as Ukrainian forces made rapid advances in the Kharkiv province to regain control of the territory and forcing Russian military to abandon its main bastion.
“His troopers are dying on the battlefield and he is opening a ferris wheel….whole madness, the man is 3 sheets to the wind!” a supporter of Ukraine tweeted.
According to news agency Reuters, the swift fall of Izium – an important logistics hub – was Russia’s worst military defeat since its troops were forced to move back from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in March.
Ukrainian Army Chief General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi said in a post on Telegram channel on Sunday that his troops had taken back 1,158 square miles of territory since the start of the month, according to New York Post. He added that two-thirds of these gains have come since Thursday.
“In the Kharkiv course, we started to advance not solely to the south and east, but additionally to the north,” the general said on Telegram, according to Post. “There are 50 km to go to the [Russian] border.”
The retreat has induced Mr Putin’s allies to induce him to make speedy modifications to make sure final victory within the Ukraine.
“If right this moment or tomorrow modifications should not made within the conduct of the particular army operation, I can be compelled to go to the nation’s management to elucidate to them the state of affairs on the bottom,” Chechen chief Ramzan Kadyrov mentioned in a Telegram message, in keeping with Reuters.
Moscow’s nearly whole silence on the defeat – or any clarification for what had taken place in northeastern Ukraine – has additionally provoked important anger amongst some pro-war commentators and Russian nationalists on social media.