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  • Large Russian Missile Attack on Ukraine

    12/16/2022 12:52:36 AM PST · by Cathi · 44 replies
    Telegram Channels ^ | December 16, 2022 | Telegram Channels Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:47 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦❗️Air alert declared throughout Ukraine. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:48 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions in the Kharkiv region. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:48 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions in the Kiev region. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:57 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions in the Nikolaev region. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:57 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦 Explosions are also heard in Kharkov itself. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:58 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions also in Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:58 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡Explosions in Kiev. Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:59 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️A powerful explosion in the Kirovograd region Intel Slava Z, [12/15/2022 10:59 PM] 🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️Explosions...
  • Russian military expert urges preparation for a potential war with NATO in spring 2023

    12/16/2022 4:40:29 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 36 replies
    oh my via msn ^ | 12/16/2022 | Story by Luan Trimi
    Speaking as a guest in a debate on Russian state TV, Konstantin Sivkov, who is a military expert, says war with NATO might begin as soon as the spring of 2023 and according to him Russia must start preparations. The clip of Sivkov’s commentary was posted by an advisor of Ukraine’s Internal Affairs Minister on Twitter, Newsweek reports. Sivkov says Russia must prepare missiles for the impending war with NATO: We need to produce more powerful and modern weapon systems, given the inevitability of a clash with NATO in the near future. Sivkov also suggests there will be a war...
  • Russian Assault Units Have Entered BAKHMUT!

    12/13/2022 12:32:03 PM PST · by Cathi · 83 replies
    HistoryLegends ^ | December 12, 2022 | HistoryLegends
    Very good YouTube 17 min. video from HistoryLegends on the ongoing battle in Bakhmut. They do an excellent job (complete with pictures and maps) to spell out the pros and cons for both sides in this fierce battle. Also spells out KIA casualty figures for both sides to date in the Ukraine war. Over 100,000 KIA Ukrainians; 15,000 KIA Russians. The presenter has a sense of humor and does a good job mimicking neocons complete with accents...:-)
  • EU has depleted its military stockpiles by providing weapons to Ukraine

    12/13/2022 8:29:07 AM PST · by JonPreston · 29 replies
    AZ Geopolitics ^ | 12/11/22 | AZGeopolitics
    The EU announced the depletion of European military stocks.According to Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the military actions have served as a “wake-up call” for the European Union. The European Union, according to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borell, has depleted its military reserves by supplying weapons to Ukraine.“This war has also served as a wake-up call to all of us in terms of our military capabilities. We provided weapons to Ukraine, but as we did so, we realized that our military reserves had been depleted
  • 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...
  • The Civil War begins in Russia! Russian Soldiers Revolt Against Putin!

    12/12/2022 3:19:09 PM PST · by · 84 replies
    İslam News/TV Broadcasting ^ | Dec 12, 2022 | İslam Elizade
    Dec 12, 2022 Russian leader Vladimir Putin made the biggest mistake of his life by invading Ukraine! Reactions against Putin's rule in Russia are growing every day! Soldiers in the Russian army have also started to revolt. Russia is experiencing the most chaotic period in its history! Experts say Russia is in grave danger! So how did the process turn out like this? How is Putin, who wanted to bring about the end of Ukraine, bringing about the end of Russia? What danger is Russia in? Let's answer these questions one by one! First of all, we need to rewind...
  • Kiev imposes sanctions against property management of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, heads of 4 dioceses - media

    12/12/2022 7:41:41 PM PST · by elpadre · 28 replies ^ | December 12, 2022
    MOSCOW. Dec 12 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian authorities have imposed sanctions for five years against some prominent figures of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church who Kiev believes are pro-Russian. Among them are seven clergymen, including Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary, manager of affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Panteleimon of Lugansk and Alchevsk, Metropolitan Luka of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, and Metropolitan Meletiy of Chernovtsy and Bukoviny, the Ukrainian media reported. The Security Service of Ukraine's sanctions lists also include Archbishop Paisiy of Konstantinovsky (vicar of the Gorlovka diocese), Archimandrite Ioann (Prokopenko) of the Zaporozhye diocese, and Archimandrite Alexiy (Fyodorov)...
  • Moscow aims to ‘flood’ Europe with another wave of refugees, Ukrainian PM says

    12/12/2022 11:45:11 AM PST · by JonPreston · 26 replies
    New Voice of Ukraine ^ | 12/12/22 | New Voice of Ukraine
    By attacking the energy infrastructure of Ukraine, Russia is trying to 'flood' Europe with a new wave of refugees, Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal told French broadcaster TF-1 on Dec. 12. Shmyhal was arguing for Ukraine to be given access to Patriot anti-air systems, suggesting the batteries are needed to protect the country from Russian attacks, which routinely leave millions of Ukrainian without power, water, or heating.
  • 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,...
  • Ukraine needs extra gas and weapons: Zelensky to G7

    12/12/2022 1:15:16 PM PST · by C210N · 61 replies
    Insider Paper ^ | 12/12/22 | AFP
    Ukraine needs “about two billion cubic meters” of additional gas to get through the winter, President Volodymyr Zelensky told G7 nations on Monday.During a video conference he also urged the G7 to send more weapons to Ukraine, including “modern tanks” as well as “rocket artillery and more long-range missiles”. “Unfortunately, Russia still has the advantage in artillery and missiles. This is a fact. These capabilities of the occupying army are the ones to fuel the Kremlin’s arrogance,” Zelensky said.
  • 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...
  • 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...