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  • Russia sustains up to 30,000 casualties in ongoing Battle of Bakhmut

    03/07/2023 5:39:19 PM PST · by familyop · 40 replies
    Army Technology, GlobalData ^ | March 7, 2023 | Richard Thomas
    Russia’s ongoing offensive around Bakhmut has cost Moscow between 20,000-30,000 casualties, with the private security contractor Wagner Group sustaining the majority of the losses in human-wave assaults against entrenched Ukrainian positions.For its part, Ukraine has opted to defend the city rather than pulling out, with President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly stating recently that Ukrainian forces would bolster troops numbers in the region. Russian efforts to undertake a renewed offensive in early-2023 have so far stalled, with any capture of Bakhmut offering a tactical but not strategic victory, according to western officials. It is unclear what casualties the Ukrainian forces have sustained...
  • Russian media claims 11,000 Ukrainian troops killed in February

    03/07/2023 5:46:27 PM PST · by familyop · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MARCH 8, 2023 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    Russian state media organization Interfax reported that 11,000 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the month of February alone, allegedly 40% more than in January. The legitimacy of Interfax's report is highly questionable, as in Russia it is illegal to share anti-war or anti-government opinions...The Jerusalem Post previously reported that 200,000 Russian troops had been killed or wounded and Russian forces had retreated on three occasions under Shoigu's command.
  • Tucker Carlson said he ‘passionately’ hated Donald Trump, new Fox News lawsuit filings show

    03/07/2023 6:11:38 PM PST · by semimojo · 155 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/7/2023 | Josh Marcus
    Tucker Carlson “passionately” hates Donald Trump and fantasised in 2021 about the day he would no longer have to cover his fellow conservative, new messages released as part of a defamation lawsuit against Fox News reveal.“We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights,” Mr Carlson told an unknown Fox News employee just two days before the January 6 Capitol riot, according to the court documents. “I truly can’t wait.”“I hate him passionately,” he added.
  • Ukraine claims Bakhmut battle is Wagner’s ‘last stand’

    03/07/2023 7:57:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2023 | Andrew E. Kramer and Anatoly Kurmanaev
    KYIV, Ukraine — Russia’s Wagner mercenary group has been forced to use more of its professional recruits in Bakhmut to replace its depleted supply of enlisted prisoners, who are perishing by the thousands in the longest battle of the war, a Ukrainian official said on Tuesday. The claim suggested that Ukraine sees an opportunity, despite the heavy casualties it has suffered in the eastern city, to exhaust Wagner’s nearly suicidal prisoner assaults, which Ukraine’s commanders regard as one of Russia’s most effective tactics. “This is their last stand,” Col. Serhiy Cherevaty, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s eastern group of forces, told...
  • Zelenskyy vows not to retreat from Ukrainian city of Bakhmut

    03/06/2023 2:50:57 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 120 replies
    AP ^ | March 6, 2023 | MSTYSLAV CHERNOV
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed Monday not to retreat from Bakhmut as Russian forces encroached on the devastated eastern city they have sought to capture for six months at the cost of thousands of lives. Less than a week ago, an adviser to Zelenskyy said the defenders might give up on Bakhmut and fall back to nearby positions. But Zelenskyy on Monday chaired a meeting in which top military brass “spoke in favor of continuing the defense operation and further strengthening our positions in Bakhmut.” Later in his nightly video address, the president reported that his advisers unanimously agreed to...
  • Update from Ukraine | Wagner may be encircled around Bakhmut | Prygozhyn felt the trap

    03/06/2023 5:37:31 PM PST · by · 55 replies ^ | 3-6-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Wagner may be encircled around Bakhmut | Prygozhyn felt the trap Follow on Instagram up to date uploads. ****NEW SUMMARY Military MAPS & COMMENTS here: March 6, 2023 Invasion Day 374 – Summary The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). This is Militaryland Website recap of – February 2023
  • Wagner Official Barred From Russia Military HQ as Feud Escalates

    03/06/2023 6:21:10 PM PST · by familyop · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 6, 2023 | JON JACKSON
    Prigozhin made the claim on the Telegram channel for the press service of his legitimate business, Concord Management and Consulting. The accusation follows months of public criticisms that Prigozhin has leveled at Russian military officials..."On March 5, I wrote a letter to the commander of the SMO [Special Military Operation] grouping about the urgent need to allocate ammunition. On March 6, at 8 a.m., my representative at the headquarters had his pass canceled and was denied access," Prigozhin said in his Telegram message.
  • Horrific video shows Ukrainian POW taking one last drag from a cigarette and saying 'glory to Ukraine' before being 'executed by Russian troops' as Kyiv slams 'heinous war crime

    03/06/2023 7:19:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 06 Mar 2023 | Miriam Kuepper
    This is the moment a man, said to be a Ukrainian prisoner of war, takes one last drag from a cigarette next to a shallow grave before reportedly being executed by Russian troops. The chilling video has emerged as Kyiv described the death of the soldier as a 'heinous war crime'. In the grim footage, a man - who can be seen smoking a cigarette in a small hole in the ground - says 'Glory to Ukraine' - while a group of unseen soldiers are heard sneering in the background. He is then shot to death with automatic weapons in...
  • Pompeo Dunks On Trump Over Debt, Suggests Former Boss Isn’t ‘True’ Conservative

    03/06/2023 11:34:07 AM PST · by thegagline · 70 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 03/05/2023 | Daniel Chaitin
    Mike Pompeo is openly casting doubt on the conservative bonafides of his one-time boss, former President Donald Trump, ahead of a potential face-off in 2024. During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Pompeo talked about how a conservative president is needed to tackle the nation’s budget deficit and debt after years of neglect, including during the Trump administration. Anchor Shannon Bream then asked Pompeo if he was saying Trump was not a “true conservative leader,” using her guest’s words to describe the kind of president he argued is necessary to attain fiscal responsibility. Fox's Shannon Bream: "Are you saying that...
  • Russians execute Ukrainian POW for ‘Glory to Ukraine’ salute

    03/06/2023 11:44:06 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 143 replies
    Telewizja Polska World ^ | 3/6/2023 | Telewizja Polska
    Russian soldiers executed an unarmed Ukrainian military man - a prisoner of war - for the words “Glory to Ukraine.” The video of this crime has appeared on various social media. Ukrainska Pravda, a Ukrainian online newspaper, wrote on Monday, that it is unclear where and when the video was made. The video shows a military officer being taken into Russian captivity. As he utters the words “Glory to Ukraine,” a Russian military officer shoots him with a machine gun.
  • Russian mercenary leader complains of critical ammunition shortage in battle of Bakhmut (Wagner Waagh!)

    03/06/2023 9:22:36 AM PST · by jerod · 69 replies
    CBC news ^ | Mar 06, 2023 | Thomson Reuters
    The founder of Russia's Wagner mercenary force has said his troops now tightening their grip on the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut are being deprived of ammunition and that, if they are forced to retreat, the entire front will collapse. Yevgeny Prigozhin had said on Friday that his units had "practically surrounded Bakhmut," where fighting has intensified in the past week after months of attritional warfare, with Russian forces attacking from three sides. Wagner often appears to operate autonomously from the regular army, or even in competition with it, and in a video published over the weekend, Prigozhin complained that the...
  • Top Putin ally Ramzan Kadyrov 'seriously ill from suspected poisoning'

    03/06/2023 7:23:07 AM PST · by dennisw · 46 replies
    Metro ^ | 3-3 | Tom Sanders
    Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov – a close ally of Vladimir Putin – is reported to be seriously ill with kidney problems amid fears of ‘poisoning’. The fanatical pro-war zealot who has advocated using nuclear weapons against Ukraine is rumoured to have summoned a leading doctor from the United Arab Emirates because he ‘does not trust’ Moscow doctors. Several opposition sources have claimed kidney illness accounted for Kadyrov’s surprising absence from Putin’s state of the nation speech on 12 February, and a recent ‘bloated’ appearance, as seen at a recent meeting in his palace in Chechen capital Grozny with Denis Pushilin,...
  • Attack On Europe: Documenting Russian Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

    03/06/2023 5:13:56 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 74 replies
    ORYX ^ | Since February 24, 2022 and daily | ORYX
    This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here. Small arms, ATGMs, MANPADS, loitering munitions, drones used as unmanned bait, civilian vehicles, trailers and derelict equipment are not included in this list. All possible effort has gone into avoiding duplicate entries and discerning the status of equipment between captured or abandoned. Many of the entries listed as 'abandoned' will likely end up captured or destroyed. Similarly, some of the captured equipment might be destroyed if it can't be recovered. When the...
  • Wagner mercenary chief warns the entire Russian frontline is at risk of COLLAPSING if his troops fail to take Bakhmut and are forced to retreat

    03/06/2023 5:34:15 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/6/2023 | David Averre
    The founder of Russia's Wagner group of mercenaries has warned the entire frontline will collapse if his troops in the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut do not receive more ammunition. Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose organisation has played a significant part in Russian military successes in recent months, said his ammo-starved forces were the 'cement' holding the frontline together and the last line of defence to win the war. 'Today, Wagner is the cement that, as I've said previously, is holding the Ukrainian army in place – grinding it down, destroying it and preventing it from deploying to other regions and occupying other...
  • Russia's Wagner chief warns of frontline collapse if forced to retreat from Bakhmut

    03/05/2023 10:30:30 PM PST · by familyop · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 6, 2023 | Lidia Kelly, Nick Starkov, Stephen Coates
    "If Wagner retreats from Bakhmut now, the whole front will collapse," Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a video published over the weekend. "The situation will not be sweet for all military formations protecting Russian interests."...the ammunition that his forces were promised by Moscow in February had not yet been shipped. "For now, we are trying to figure out the reason: is it just ordinary bureaucracy or a betrayal," Prigozhin said on his usual press service Telegram channel.
  • New batches of upgraded T90M tanks

    03/05/2023 9:08:59 PM PST · by ganeemead · 184 replies
    Totally new batches of one of Russia's most modern tanks arriving on trains, again totally new.I mean, you read all this noise about the West sending tanks to Ukraine as if they were modern, they were in new or like-new condition, they were going to arrive tomorrow morning, and Ukrainian HMFIC Commodamir Ichabodovich Zelenski was going to start to win by using them beginning at noon on the same day...And what do we see in real life??
  • Update from Ukraine | Bakhmut Holds | Can Ukraine Counterattack?

    03/05/2023 2:28:45 PM PST · by · 60 replies ^ | 3-5-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Bakhmut Holds | Can Ukraine Counterattack? Follow on Instagram up to date uploads. ****SUMMARY Military MAPS & COMMENTS here: March 5, 2023 Invasion Day 374 – Summary The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). This is Militaryland Website recap of – February 2023
  • Shocking pictures reveal how Ukrainian city which once housed 10,000 people has been reduced to a dystopian wasteland by Vladimir Putin’s Russian forces

    03/05/2023 6:25:19 PM PST · by dennisw · 55 replies
    Shocking pictures reveal how Ukrainian city which once housed 10,000 people has been reduced to a dystopian wasteland by Vladimir Putin's Russian forces Footage reveals ruins left of Maryinka, in Donetsk, where front line runs through Grey ruins surrounded by debris create illusion of lifeless dystopian landscape Shocking pictures revealed how a Ukrainian city has been reduced to a dystopian wasteland by Vladimir Putin's Russian forces. Aerial footage reveals the ruins left of Maryinka, in Donetsk, where the front line runs through the little that is left of the town. Grey ruins surrounded by mountains of debris create the illusion...
  • Russian FM Lavrov: We Will Always Remember Hugo Chavez

    03/05/2023 8:37:29 AM PST · by lodi90 · 35 replies
    TeleSUR ^ | 3/5/203 | TeleSUR
    "He really left us with a very deep impression about the principles that, without ceasing to be an earthly man, he promoted in the international arena," the Russian diplomat said. On Friday, Russian Federation's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov evoked the historical figure of Commander Hugo Chavez, the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution whose death anniversary Venezuelans will remember next Sunday. "We pay tribute to Hugo Chavez, who passed away 10 years ago, leaving a deep mark not only in the history of his country and Latin American, but also in the history of the world community," Lavrov said, pointing...
  • 'Putin has STOLEN our Ukrainian children': Distraught parents tell how THOUSANDS of youngsters never returned from 'summer camps' they went to

    03/05/2023 8:00:17 AM PST · by dennisw · 50 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 4 March 2023 | By ELIZABETH HAIGH
    'Putin has STOLEN our Ukrainian children': Distraught parents tell how THOUSANDS of youngsters never returned from 'summer camps' they went to after being rounded up by Russian troops in 'campaign' likened to ISIS abduction of Yazidi girls Ukraine says it has confirmed that more than 16,000 children have been taken Parents have being tricked into allowing their children to attend 'summer camps' Ukrainian parents have shared their heartbreak at not knowing where their children are or if they will ever see them again after Russian forces kidnapped thousands of youngsters and transported them to 're-education camps' in Russia - in...