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  • European Commission: It is estimated that more than 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have died since the start of the war

    11/30/2022 5:36:43 PM PST · by Kazan · 47 replies
    News.az ^ | 30 Nov 2022
    “Ukraine lost more than 100 thousand servicemen since the war started,” said the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, News.az reports citing UNIAN.He stressed that Russia should pay for the crimes it committed: “Occupation of Ukraine by Russia led to death, destructions, in short, sufferings that can not be expressed with words. All of us remember Bucha events. It is estimated that more than 20 thousand civilians and more than 100 thousand Ukrainians. Russia should pay for these horrific crimes.”
  • Ukraine's forces strike power plant in Russia's Kursk region

    11/29/2022 6:19:44 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 153 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 29, 2022 | Reuters Staff
    Ukrainian forces struck a power plant in multiple attacks on Russia’s Kursk region on Tuesday, causing some electricity outages, a local governor said. “In total, there were about 11 launches. A power plant was hit,” Roman Starovoyt, the governor of the Kursk region, said on the Telegram messaging app. “Because of this, there are partial power outages in the Sudzha and Korenevo districts.” The districts are part of Russia’s Kursk region and sit over Ukraine’s northeast border. There was no immediate information on possible injured or casualties, he added.
  • Ukraine Makes US and NATO Run Out of Weapons

    11/28/2022 4:53:08 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 45 replies
    Firstpost via Youtube ^ | 11/28/22 | Staff
    Kyiv relies entirely on its allies for weapons. That’s not a position any country fighting a war for its existence should be in – relying on others for its defense needs. NATO was unprepared for a big war, especially with Russia. ...
  • European officials say US profiting from Ukraine war, call Inflation Reduction Act 'very worrying'

    11/27/2022 9:39:36 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 26 Nov 2022 | Chris Pandolfo |
    Top European officials have attacked President Biden's actions amid the ongoing war in Ukraine and have even questioned whether the United States remains an ally as gas prices soar and U.S. green energy policies have put Europeans into "full-blown panic mode," according to a report. European officials, speaking anonymously to Politico, accused the U.S. of "profiting" off of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and complained that green subsidies and taxes included in the Inflation Reduction Act have deteriorated relationships between the U.S. and European allies....
  • Russia has a last laugh as West-supplied Howitzers are breaking down in Ukraine - report

    11/26/2022 1:04:44 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 150 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 11/26/22 | Staff
    Ukraine is facing technical problems with western artillery amid war with Russia. According to New York Times, one-third of the howitzers sent to Ukraine have developed snags. A U.S. official said that a third of the 350 howitzers sent by the west to Ukraine are out of action. The New York Times reported that the United States Department of Defense is concerned over the development. The U.S. reportedly set up a repair facility in Poland to fix "faulty" weapons, the NYT reported. ...
  • What do Americans care about? Not a cold war

    09/26/2022 4:21:19 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 21 replies
    Asia Times ^ | By KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL
    US President Joe Biden’s administration will soon release its National Security Strategy, which is being revised in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The document will no doubt trigger a renewed debate about how the United States should gear up for a new cold war against Russia and China. But before we plunge into a global great-power competition, it’s worth recalling Biden’s promise to create a “foreign policy for the middle class” and take a look at what most concerns Americans.US President Joe Biden’s administration will soon release its National Security Strategy, which is being revised in the wake...
  • Ukraine 'shells' occupied areas amid vote

    09/25/2022 8:27:06 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 57 replies
    Yarrawonga Chronicle ^ | 9/26/22 | Staff
    Voting in internationally criticised referendums for four Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories to become part of Russia has continued into its third day despite shelling by Ukrainian forces. ...
  • From respect to resentment: My history with the CIA The US Central Intelligence Agency recently turned 75. I have my reasons to wish it doesn’t see another birthday

    09/25/2022 7:30:40 PM PDT · by Cathi · 47 replies
    RT News ^ | September 25, 2022 | Scott Ritter
    My initial introduction to the CIA was through the medium of film and literature. The spy versus spy mystique was alluringly romantic, with a definite ‘good versus evil’ vibe. I grew up, after all, during the Cold War, where the ‘red menace’ permeated every fiber of American popular culture. I opted to serve my country in the military, and not as a spy, receiving a commission in the Marine Corps in 1984 as an intelligence officer. My specialty was combat, not espionage, and it seemed that my path and that of the premier American intelligence agency were never to cross....
  • Zelenskyy: Europe Cannot Be Stable with Putin in Power

    09/25/2022 10:46:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2022 | Pam Key
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation” that there can be no stability in Europe until Russian president Vladimir Putin is removed from power. Zelenskyy said, “Yesterday, President Putin said they will win Ukraine in three days, but now it’s seven months. Today, it’s seven months since Russia occupied- tried to occupy Ukraine, but they couldn’t.”
  • Putin was 'pushed' into Ukraine war - Berlusconi

    09/25/2022 6:21:29 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/23/22 | MSM
    Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has defended Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, saying Russia's leader was "pushed" into the conflict."The war in Ukraine is the tip of the iceberg of a conflict aimed at reshaping the world order," she said earlier this month. "So we have to fight this battle."
  • President Putin’s speech marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood

    09/24/2022 6:50:36 PM PDT · by delta7 · 25 replies
    The Saker ^ | 21 Sep22 | Saker
    Gala concert devoted to the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood Vladimir Putin made a speech at a gala concert marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, Today, we are marking the 1160th anniversary of Russian statehood. I would like to congratulate you on this momentous historical date that is of key importance for Russia. Veliky Novgorod, Rurikovo Settlement, Staraya (Old) Ladoga and Izborsk are the cradle of Rus, the source of our civilisation and our state, our culture and education. It is from here, from the north, that the guards of the first Russian...
  • Republicans WON’T Fund Ukraine War! Dem Senator Threatens

    09/24/2022 12:25:02 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 114 replies
    Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is worried that if the GOP takes over either house of Congress in the midterm elections, that will spell the end for funding the war in Ukraine. Journalistic servants of empire Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent dutifully repeat Murphy’s words in the pages of the Washington Post, raising the alarm and fearmongering about the calamitous lack of war that might ensue if Republicans win an electoral victory. ...
  • Will Ukraine Survive Intact?

    09/24/2022 8:57:59 AM PDT · by Kazan · 165 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2022 | Alexander G. Markovsky
    The war exposed Ukraine to two of her most critical vulnerabilities – questionable legitimacy and extreme nationalism. Legitimacy derives from acceptance and recognition. However, Ukraine’s neighbors Russia, Poland, and Romania do not accept their current borders with Ukraine.###After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Ukraine got its borders within which she achieved independence and millions of Russians, Poles, Hungarians and Romanians were trapped in a newly created country.The Ukrainian problem is greatly exacerbated by the fact that unlike pluralistic societies such as the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Russia, which are tolerant of different cultures, religions, and languages, Ukraine is not....
  • As Russian Losses Mount in Ukraine, Putin Gets More Involved in War Strategy

    09/24/2022 9:50:40 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 216 replies
    NYT ^ | 23-SEP-2022 | Julian E. Barnes, Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and Michael Schwirtz
    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has thrust himself more directly into strategic planning for the war in Ukraine in recent weeks, American officials said, including rejecting requests from his commanders on the ground that they be allowed to retreat from the vital southern city of Kherson. A withdrawal from Kherson would allow the Russian military to pull back across the Dnipro River in an orderly way, preserving its equipment and saving the lives of soldiers. But such a retreat would be another humiliating public acknowledgment of Mr. Putin’s failure in the war, and would hand a second major victory...
  • Putin can call up all the troops he wants, but Russia can’t train or support them

    09/24/2022 7:56:10 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 211 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | 22-SEP-2022 | Brad Lendon
    Vladimir Putin can call up all the troops he wants, but Russia has no way of getting those new troops the training and weapons they need to fight in Ukraine any time soon. With his invasion of Ukraine faltering badly, the Russian President on Wednesday announced the immediate “partial mobilization” of Russian citizens. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Russian television that the country will call up 300,000 reservists. If they end up facing Ukrainian guns on the front lines, they are likely to become the newest casualties in the invasion Putin started more than seven months ago and that...
  • Putin Ally Dies After Falling Down Stairs on Day of Russia Mobilization

    09/23/2022 7:41:21 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/21/22 | Giulia Carbonaro
    Former head of the Moscow Aviation Institute died after falling down "several flights of stairs," the institute reported. Scientist Anatoly Gerashchenko, 72, "fell from a great height," in the Russian capital as an accident. At the moment, a commission is being formed to investigate this fact, which will include representatives of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, the State Labor Inspectorate in Moscow and the Moscow Aviation Institute. Gerashchenko had been the rector of the Moscow Aviation Institute, which has links to the Russian defense ministry, from 2007 to 2015. Recent reports in the Russian media said Gerashchenko had...
  • Ukraine War Planned YEARS AGO Documents Reveal

    09/21/2022 7:56:03 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 117 replies
    A 2019 Rand Corporation study commissioned by the US Army laid out exactly what the plan to undermine and weaken Russia through military support would be. The study suggested arming Ukraine, imposing sanctions on Russia, ramping up economic warfare, and taking a more aggressive and militaristic posture toward the United States international rival - all while warning this could lead to a military invasion of Ukraine. ...
  • The Duran -- Russian economy strengthens. EU economies in tatters

    09/21/2022 10:41:46 AM PDT · by Cathi · 47 replies
    The Duran ^ | September 21, 2022 | The Duran
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v1_39yAQkI The Duran Russian economy strengthens. EU economies in tatters Alex: All right, Alexander, let's take a look at the Russian economy. We haven't done an update in regards to the Russian economy for a while now. And my question to you is has it collapsed yet? Has the Russian economy collapsed as we have been hearing? Ursula von der leyen in her State of the Union address, the EU State of the Union address thing that they do. She said, and she actually said this, that the Russians are removing chips from their dishwashers and using them in military...
  • Navalny Slams Putin's Mobilization Order As Opposition Group Calls For Protests

    09/21/2022 10:23:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | September 21, 2022 | RFE Staff Report
    The imprisoned Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has slammed Vladimir Putin and an opposition group has called for nationwide protests after the Russian leader ordered a military mobilization amid the country's recent military losses in Ukraine during a Ukrainian military counteroffensive. Putin, in a televised address to the nation aired earlier on September 21, also warned the West that he isn't bluffing over using all the means at his disposal to protect Russia's territory. Navalny said Putin was sending more Russians to their death for a failing war in a video message recorded from prison and released on social media...
  • ‘I Don’t Want to Be Cannon Fodder’: Panic and Fear as Russia Begins Mobilization

    09/21/2022 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    https://www.themoscowtimes.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 | By Anastasia Tenisheva
    Alexander Avilov / Moskva News Agency Thousands of conscription-age Russian men appeared to be attempting to flee the country Wednesday as others planned how to avoid being sent to the front after President Vladimir Putin declared a partial military mobilization for the war in Ukraine. “I don't want to be cannon fodder,” one 30-year-old Muscovite who asked for anonymity to speak freely told The Moscow Times. The most obvious way for men to avoid conscription is to leave the country and Wednesday’s direct flights from Russia to Armenia, Turkey and Azerbaijan — nearby countries that allow Russians to enter...