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  • Russia’s ammo ‘rapidly dwindling,’ may begin to run out in early 2023: Pentagon

    12/12/2022 12:17:24 PM PST · by familyop · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2022 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Russian military is quickly running out of artillery and rocket ammunition, Pentagon officials said Monday, and the Russian army can only sustain its current rate of attack in Ukraine until early next year. A senior U.S. defense official told reporters on a conference call that Moscow is increasingly turning to Iran and North Korea to replenish its “rapidly dwindling” stockpiles of rocket and artillery rounds,...
  • Five Wonders of the Ukraine-russia War: How the Ukrainians Did What Seemed Impossible

    12/12/2022 9:13:09 PM PST · by · 102 replies
    Defense Express ^ | 12-11-2022 | Інформаційна агенція Staff
    Five examples when the Ukrainian warriors proved there is nothing impossible for Ukraine Since the first days of the russian full-scale invasion, Ukrainian defense forces have not only been deterring russian offense against multiply overwhelming force, but also doing it the way that writes the modern history of warfare. Defense Express has gathered five examples of when the Ukrainians made what'd been seen impossible. *Read more: [The russians Brought the Most Powerful Artillery Systems to Bakhmut, But They May Run out of Ammunition-] The Terms of Mastering New Weapons Nowadays it is taken for granted: the allies give some...
  • Update from Ukraine | The Critical Ruzzian Supply was Cut | Melitopol will be taken back by Ukraine

    12/12/2022 2:54:56 PM PST · by · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-12-2022 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | The Critical Ruzzian Supply was Cut | Melitopol will be taken back by Ukraine Follow on Instagram up to date uploads. SUMMARY & MAPS Military maps & comment here: Ukrainian reinforcements heading to Donbas
  • Explainer: Why is Russia Trying So Hard to Capture the Small Ukrainian City of Bakhmut?

    12/12/2022 2:04:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 125 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | December 12, 2022 | James Beardsworth
    Russian forces have been attempting to seize Bakhmut in Ukraine’s Donetsk region for at least seven months. But in recent weeks, the battle in and around the city has become one of the fiercest of the nine-month war in Ukraine. Bakhmut, which sits above a vast salt mine and is famed for its Soviet-era winery, has been badly damaged — and in parts totally destroyed — by constant shelling. Russia’s determination to take Bakhmut has puzzled many observers, who question Moscow’s huge commitment of resources to the fight despite the city’s relative lack of strategic significance. The Moscow Times considers...
  • Russia’s army is so ineffective it will probably not be able to take much territory in Ukraine for ‘the next several months’, UK intel says

    12/12/2022 1:33:15 PM PST · by dennisw · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-12 | sbaker@businessinsider
    NATO's head said earlier this month that Russia may want the fighting to slow, seeking a "freeze" in the fighting so it can better prepare for a bigger assault next year. "What we see now is Russia is actually trying to have some kind of 'freeze' of this war at least for a short period of time so they can regroup, repair, recover," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "And then try to launch a bigger offensive next spring." The UK Ministry of Defence predicted on Monday that Russian forces will not see any big gains over the winter, even...
  • 'They are just meat to Putin… and we are the meat grinder': Ukrainian soldier says 'conveyor belt' of Russian troops are being cut down as Battle of Bakhmut descends into 'First World war hell'

    12/11/2022 9:49:31 AM PST · by dennisw · 110 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 9 December 2022 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Putin promised the Russian people that Donbas would be liberated. And the path to that goal - however fantastical - lies through Bakhmut. So the show must go on. The battle is more symbolic than practical. Analysts agree the blood price that Russia has paid trying to take Bakhmut - thought to be more than 100 troops per day - is not worth the value of capturing it. 'They are just meat to Putin,' a commander named Kostyantyn told the FT on a visit to the front. 'And Bakhmut is a meat grinder. For what? A f****** metre of our...
  • Vladimir Putin To Spend A Third Of Russia's Budget On Defence As Ukraine War Continues

    12/11/2022 10:26:56 AM PST · by dennisw · 43 replies
    MSN---HuffPo ^ | Dec 11 | Kevin Schofield
    Russia will spend around a third of its total budget on defence, security and law enforcement next year as the Ukraine war continues, UK intelligence has revealed. Vladimir Putin last week signed into law measures which will see an astonishing £117.5 billion - or 9 trillion rubles - spent in those areas in 2023. According to the ministry of defence (MoD) “this is a significant increase compared to prior years and will represent over 30 per cent of Russia’s entire budget”. In their latest intelligence update on the war in Ukraine, they added: “The budget approved by Putin is likely...
  • Vladimir Putin 'having surgery after fall at home as he moves family to bunker'

    12/10/2022 2:33:50 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 60 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 12/9/2022 | Will Stewart
    Vladimir Putin is reportedly set to have surgery following a fall and is also preparing to move his “loved ones” to a huge bunker facility to celebrate New Year's Eve. Russian President Vladimir Putin, 70, allegedly slipped coming down stairs at his Moscow home and bruised his tailbone, but his office has denied the claims. The Russian leader was seen overnight walking gingerly but unaided down the steps of his aircraft in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, for a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union. -snip- Putin, 70, was also seen awkwardly climbing steps in light snow to meet summit...
  • Behar: All Republicans ‘Do Is Hang Out with Nazis and White Supremacists

    12/09/2022 11:51:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/09/2022 | Pam Key
    Joy Behar told her co-hosts Friday on ABC’s “The View” that all Republicans do was “hang out with Nazis and white supremacists.” Behar said, “So Democrats didn’t get to enjoy their Senate victory for very long because this morning, Kyrsten Sinema announced that for her, the party’s over.” She continued, “It is an interesting thing she is going through in her head. It’s like this party has nothing. They have no platform, nothing. All they do is hang out with Nazis and white supremacists. The other party is actually doing something for people like us, for working families, for gay...
  • Moment ‘critically ill’ Putin’s feet twitch and spasm during tense meeting in ‘possible sign of Parkinson’s Disease’

    11/28/2022 1:04:09 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 36 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 11/28/2022 | Imogen Braddick
    THIS is the moment Vladimir Putin's feet appeared to twitch and spasm during a meeting in a possible sign of Parkinson's disease. The Russian president, 70, who is reportedly "critically ill", met with Kazakhstan president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, 69, on Monday. During the tense talks in Moscow, Putin's feet twitched and spasmed - a symptom of Parkinson's disease. Footage showed his legs jolting and his feet tapping as he spoke to the cameras about the "special significance" of the meeting. He was also seen gripping his right arm with his left hand throughout the talks - months after he was pictured...
  • Russia Denies Reports That It Will Withdraw from Embattled Nuclear Plant

    11/28/2022 9:02:35 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2022 | Marc Santora and Maria Varenikova
    Following a string of Ukrainian military successes in the south, the Kremlin sought on Monday to tamp down speculation that Russian forces would withdraw from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex, with President Vladimir V. Putin’s spokesman saying that Moscow has no plans to end its military occupation of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. “One should not look for signs where there are none and cannot be any,” said the spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov. Mr. Peskov’s comments came after some pro-Russian military bloggers wrote posts suggesting that Moscow’s forces would withdraw from the area, and after Ukrainian officials said there were indications...
  • Russian troops looting at Zaporizhzhia plant in anticipation of retreat

    11/28/2022 12:23:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 28, 2022 | ED MORRISSEY
    The Kremlin denies it, but right now, it only looks like a matter of time. Russia wants to keep the nuclear power facility in Zaporizhzhia for its own energy needs as well as nuclear hostage in its failing war in Ukraine. The question is whether they can hold it, and for how long. As the New York Times points out, the fallback from Kherson hasn’t bolstered their forces in Zaporizhzhia enough to sustain its seizure in the long run: Following a string of Ukrainian military successes in the south, the Kremlin sought on Monday to tamp down speculation that Russian...
  • Belarus minister who acted as secret go-between with the West 'WAS killed by Kremlin assassins' and 'shaken' dictator Lukashenko now fears for his life, reports claim

    11/28/2022 12:25:37 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/28/2022 | Will Stewart
    Belarus's foreign minister Vladimir Makei was poisoned in a Kremlin sting operation, extraordinary new reports have claimed. The veteran diplomat and former spy died suddenly yesterday amid claims he was in secret contact with the West concerning the war in Ukraine and preventing Belarus from being incorporated into Russia by Vladimir Putin. A video shows Makei, 64, looking healthy on a Belarus military cargo plane last week shortly before he died. He wasn't known to suffer from any chronic illness. -snip- Makei was this week due to attend an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in Poland...
  • Russia has carried out more than 16,000 strikes on Ukraine, 97% of targets are civilians, - Reznikov

    11/28/2022 10:27:03 AM PST · by · 98 replies ^ | 28.11.22 16:47 | Staff
    Over the past nine months, Russia has launched more than 16,000 missile strikes on Ukraine. This was announced on Twitter by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, Censor.NET informs. "97% of Russian targets are civilians. We are fighting against a terrorist state. Ukraine will win and bring war criminals to justice," he writes.
  • Russia secretly moves 100 missiles sparking fears Vladimir Putin may use dirty bomb

    11/18/2022 12:20:34 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 153 replies
    The Mirror ^ | November 18, 2022 | Chris Hughes
    Moscow's commanders have secretly moved almost 100 air defence missiles from Belarus to Russia sparking fears of a bigger escalation in Ukraine including whether Vladimir Putin would use a dirty nuke bomb. Air-freighting scores of S-300 and S-400s is either a precaution against a retaliation from Ukraine for Russia’s recent blitz - or a sign of a much bigger atrocity yet to come. One Russia expert told the Mirror: “Whatever Russia has in mind to inflict on Ukraine the Kremlin appears to be expecting retaliation on its own soil from Ukraine or the West. “Analysts believe with these missile moves...
  • Moment ‘critically ill’ Putin wheezes and gasps through meeting days after being spotted with purple hands

    11/26/2022 9:58:15 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 33 replies
    Sun U.S. ^ | 11/25/2022 | Will Stewart
    THIS is the moment Vladimir Putin appears to wheeze and gasp through a meeting with grieving mums whose children were killed in Ukraine. Russia's president - who is reportedly "critically ill" - met with a carefully selected group of parents as he sat down with them to have tea, cakes and fresh berries. Putin appeared physically uncomfortable and breathless as he spoke - stopping to clear his throat on multi occasions and struggling with his words. "I would like you to know that, that I personally, and the whole leadership of the country - we share your pain," Vlad told...
  • Putin’s war empties arsenal of 20 NATO nations after U.S.

    11/27/2022 1:31:14 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 85 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 11/27/22 | Staff
    In a huge setback to Ukraine's fight against the Russian offensive, most NATO members have run out of weapons. According to a report published in the New York Times, at least 20 of the alliance's 30 members are "pretty tapped out." A NATO official also said that smaller countries have exhausted their potential. Even the U.S. military is rushing to replenish the arms stock it has supplied to Kyiv. ...
  • Exposed! Vladimir Putin Allegedly Staged Meeting With Mothers Of Fallen Russian Soldiers In Ukraine

    11/27/2022 12:52:00 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    Radar Online ^ | November 26, 2022 | Radar Staff
    Mothers and wives of slain Russian soldiers were left furious after controversial President Vladimir Putin allegedly staged a meeting with a group of ultra-loyalist women claiming to have lost loved ones in the war. Putin is believed to have specifically chosen a group who would not complain or ask him difficult questions, while many Russian women were left heartbroken and wanting answers about their fallen relatives. During the televised meeting, Putin insisted their country "will achieve" their goals "in the end," accusing Ukraine of attempts to "devalue, [and] compromise" Russia's war tactics. However, shortly after the conference, Russian media was...
  • Putin on war deaths: 30,000 people die in road accidents and from alcohol in Russia

    11/27/2022 9:13:54 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    Ukrainska Pravda, via Yahoo! News ^ | November 25, 2022 | Ukrainska Pravda
    Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, has pretended he has nothing to do with the deaths of Russian soldiers in the war he had waged, comparing losses on the front line to deaths from road accidents and alcohol. Source: video recording of Putin’s conversation with "soldiers’ mothers" Quote from Putin: "Of course, this is a huge tragedy [the death of a relative - ed.]. It is a void that cannot be filled with anything when a loved one is gone, especially a son. But you know what comes to my mind: in our country, about 30,000 people die...
  • Ukrainian women have started learning a crucial war skill: how to fly a drone

    11/27/2022 7:07:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | November 26, 2022 | ASHLEY WESTERMAN
    Ukrainian women have played a crucial part in their country's resistance to Russia's full-scale invasion. Now, a new school is training women to play a vital new role. The Female Pilots of Ukraine is the country's first school dedicated to solely teaching women — both civilians as well as those serving in Ukraine's security forces — how to fly drones. Both the Ukrainian and Russian militaries have been using drones in the war in Ukraine, for reconnaissance and fighting. Ukraine has many women in the military but they rarely work as drone pilots, according to the school's administrators. The school,...