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  • Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian biggest mistake | Ukraine takes more ground with new tactics

    08/13/2023 6:28:10 PM PDT · by · 108 replies ^ | 8-13-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ruzzian biggest mistake | Ukraine takes more ground with new tactics The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 13th August 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). *** Great interactive maps with viewer controlled Map magnification tool to use for each Front!
  • NATO Special Forces enter Ukraine battlefield; Direct clash with Russia on the cards?

    04/14/2023 1:18:58 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 34 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 4/14/23 | Staff
    NATO Special Forces are already present in Ukraine, leaked Pentagon documents have revealed, raising the fear of direct clash between the Russian forces and the Western military bloc. There is no clarity regarding the exact role of the NATO forces in Ukraine, but Moscow has been repeatedly saying that the military bloc is directly involved in the conflict. ...
  • China's Xi plans 'peace speech' on Ukraine invasion anniversary, Italy says

    02/19/2023 10:27:14 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/2023 | Gianluca Semeraro
    China's President Xi Jinping will deliver a "peace speech" on the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, Italy's foreign minister said on Friday, apparently continuing Beijing's line of urging peace while avoiding condemnation of its ally Russia. Antonio Tajani told RAI Radio 1 that he used a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Rome on Thursday to urge Beijing to use all its powers to persuade Russia to end the war while ensuring Ukraine's independence. "He told me that Xi will deliver a peace speech on the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine," Tajani said.
  • ...Biden is now literally selling investments of US pensions to fund Ukrainian pensions. [Tr]

    02/18/2023 12:54:52 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/18/2023 | Rep Thomas Massie
    Biden bragged about paying pensions for Ukrainians, But we hit the debt limit and his Treasury Secretary is taking “extraordinary measures,” Which means Biden is now literally selling investments of US pensions to fund Ukrainian pensions. [CNN Politics and referenced at the URL].
  • U.S. gives Ukraine OK to drone strike Russia Colonel Douglas MacGregor

    12/13/2022 9:55:59 AM PST · by Cathi · 21 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | December 12, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
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  • Tucker Carlson: Zelenskyy's cabinet is devising ways to punish Christians

    12/08/2022 7:57:09 AM PST · by euram · 133 replies
    Tucker Carlson Tonight ^ | Dec 7 2022 | Tucker Carlson
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson gives his take on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and American worship of Zelenskyy on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' #FoxNews #tucker
  • I admit it: I was fooled by Zelensky and Ukraine

    12/08/2022 8:20:58 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 131 replies
    WND ^ | 12/08/2022 | Joseph Farrah
    I was fooled about Volodymyr Zelensky.Yes, even I. When I'm wrong, I like to admit it. And I was horribly wrong.How wrong was I and about the entire war in Ukraine?Last March, I called Zelensky a courageous "Hebrew warrior." How's that? Worse yet, I jumped to conclusions about his war.I apologize.I even compared him to biblical heroes from the book of Judges. Sheesh! Was I ever wrong about him.I was too quick to believe the media – something I rarely do. My whole career trained me against it.But today, seeing is believing.So what has he done wrong? It's legion. Zelensky...
  • Nigeria’s President Says West-Supplied Weapons In Ukraine Are ‘Filtering’ Into Africa

    12/03/2022 8:32:40 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 18 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 12/3/22 | Staff
    The Nigerian government says that foreign-supplied weapons transferred from the West to the Ukrainian government have begun to proliferate in the west African region. The illegal arms have begun to “filter” to the region, Nigeria’s president said. An urgent warning was recently issued by President Muhammadu Buhari himself. ... It marks the clearest confirmation yet that weapons intended for Ukrainian forces are exiting the country in large numbers, precisely as many observers feared given the billions of dollars worth of arms that have been pumped in over the course of the nine-month war. ...
  • Ukraine Recovery and Reconstruction Needs Estimated $349 Billion

    12/02/2022 4:35:11 AM PST · by JonPreston · 53 replies
    world bank ^ | 9/9/22 | World bank
    In a joint assessment released today, the Government of Ukraine, the European Commission, and the World Bank, in cooperation with partners, estimate that the current cost of reconstruction and recovery in Ukraine amounts to $349 billion (€349 Billion). This figure is expected to grow in the coming months as the war continues.The report found that recovery and reconstruction needs across social, productive, and infrastructure sectors total $349 billion, which is more than 1.5 times the 2021 GDP of Ukraine. Over the next 36 months the RDNA assesses that $105 billion is needed to address urgent needs such as restoring education...
  • Ukraine War: Captured Russian documents reveal Moscow’s 10-day plan to take over the country and kill its leaders

    12/01/2022 8:42:10 PM PST · by Salohcin · 71 replies
    Russia planned to start the invasion with a "massive missile and airstrike campaign" against Ukrainian military targets, RUSI says, with a list also showing who should be killed, who would be intimidated and who would be targeted as a collaborator. A British defence and security think tank has revealed details of Moscow's pre-invasion plan for Ukraine, based on captured Russian documents apparently signed off by Vladimir Putin. Russia had planned to take over Ukraine over 10 days and annex it by August this year, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) said.
  • 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 ^ | 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, 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 · 159 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
    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."