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  • Poland to Invest $2.5 Billion to Build Up Border Fortifications with Russia and Belarus

    05/18/2024 9:31:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications has already begun. Poland is on the eastern flank of NATO and of the European Union and Tusk stressed it bears additional responsibility for Europe’s security.
  • Poland Reinforces Border Wall With Belarus to Deter Hybrid Warfare Immigration

    05/09/2024 8:53:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland’s defense minister said Thursday his country is strengthening the metal barrier along its border with Belarus to deter illegal migration. “We are mending the barrier on the Polish-Belarusian border, we are strengthening this barrier,” Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said on private Radio Zet. “The spending on these purposes is the highest in (Poland´s) history.” Kosiniak-Kamysz said the increased presence of Polish and allied military forces in regions close to the border is also helping to tighten the eastern frontier of NATO and the European Union. That presence has been increased since Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in 2022.
  • Only 6 Months Between These Headlines

    04/21/2024 8:18:19 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 38 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter X ^ | April 20, 2024 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Poso 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec Only 6 months between these headlines 7:34 AM · Apr 21, 2024
  • Transport Fuels Exclusive: Russia increases gasoline imports from Belarus as domestic supplies shrink

    03/27/2024 11:52:42 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/27/2024 | Staff
    Russia has increased gasoline imports from neighbouring Belarus in March to tackle the risk of shortages in its domestic market because of unscheduled repairs at Russian refineries after drone attacks, four industry and trade sources said on Wednesday. Usually Russia is a net exporter of fuel and a supplier to international markets, but the disruption of Russian refining has forced oil companies to import. Already Russia banned gasoline exports from March 1 to try to secure enough fuel for its domestic market after repeated Ukrainian drone attacks on Russian refineries since the start of the year. Russia normally imports very...
  • Blundering Belarus dictator Lukashenko destroys Putin's evidence that Zelensky was behind ISIS attack by revealing the terrorists first tried to flee to HIS country, not Ukraine

    03/26/2024 10:06:07 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/26/2024 | Perkin Amalaraj
    Belarus' strongman dictator Alexander Lukashenko has seemingly undermined Russia's claims that Ukraine was behind the deadly Moscow massacre, after revealing the four terrorists tried fleeing to Belarus, not Ukraine.
  • Russia Detains Suspects with Tajik Passports – Death Toll Rises to 143

    03/23/2024 6:48:35 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 111 replies
    Times of Central Asia ^ | 3/23/2024 | Staff
    Russia has announced the arrest of eleven individuals, including four who are suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at a concert hall near Moscow, marking the most lethal incident of its kind in the country in two decades. -snip- The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has reported the apprehension of the “four terrorists” as they were allegedly attempting to cross into Ukraine, repeatedly mentioning that the suspects had connections within Ukraine. They are currently being transported to Moscow for further investigation. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, expressed on Telegram that the suspects had intended...
  • Lukashenko offers condolences to Putin after terror attack

    03/23/2024 8:13:56 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 41 replies
    Baha Breaking News ^ | 3/23/2024 | Christian Baha
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko conveyed his condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the recent terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed. In a phone conversation with Putin, Lukashenko expressed Minsk's commitment to collaborating in combating terrorism, with Peskov highlighting the mutual readiness of Belarus and Russia to work together in addressing such threats.
  • Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Are Now in Belarus

    03/14/2024 9:19:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies ^ | 3/14/2024 | Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer
    The move sends a clear political message, but some experts downplay its military significance. Russia has moved tactical nuclear weapons from its own borders into neighboring Belarus, several hundred miles closer to NATO territory, Western officials confirmed to Foreign Policy, as Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens a wider military showdown with the alliance over its continued support for Ukraine. The move, which Putin first announced in June of last year, is likely aimed at ramping up pressure on NATO’s eastern flank. It follows years of nuclear saber-rattling intended to scare the West into paring back its support for Ukraine, now...

    02/28/2024 3:04:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Inside Russia ^ | 29/2/24 | Konstantin
    Europe's not freezing, natural gas is at record low price, ethnic Russian is now head Ukrainian general, Belarus has abandoned space program to make potato storage house--with air conditioning! Russian expats are leaving Turkey. Secondary sanctions on banks in China and Turkey, analysis. Russia intends to annex occupied (65 Russian soldiers have garrison there) Trans Istria from Moldova...
  • (Video) The end of a superpower - The collapse of the Soviet Union

    02/14/2024 8:32:49 AM PST · by MeganC · 32 replies
    DW You Tube Channel (German Television) ^ | Mar 3, 2022 | Deutsche Welle
    Russian President Vladimir Putin described the collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century." This documentary from 2021 shows the path Russian foreign policy has followed under Putin. [This documentary was originally released in 2021. In February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.] On December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. Along with it came hope for the end of the Cold War, for independence and freedom for the former Soviet republics. But for many it also brought poverty and war. What remains of the dreams of that time? The...
  • Polish-Belarus border: The Water Cannon

    02/11/2024 2:05:28 AM PST · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Feb 11 | @DaveAtherton20
    @DaveAtherton20 Today's feel good video. This is the Polish-Belarus border where 3rd world migrants, many Middle Eastern, gathered to enter the EU. The water cannon is supremely effective.
  • Putin Ally Gives Himself Lifetime Get Out of Jail Free Card

    01/06/2024 6:04:34 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 88 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/4/2024 | Jon Jackson
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, signed a law on Wednesday that grants him lifelong immunity from criminal prosecution. -snip- the law signed by Lukashenko on Wednesday states that once a president leaves office, they "cannot be held accountable for actions committed in connection with exercising his presidential powers." The law also gives former presidents and their families lifelong protection, along with medical care, life and health insurance. AP also said that former presidents will now also receive a lifelong seat in the upper house of parliament upon resigning.
  • Belarus claims to have received tactical nuclear weapons from ally Russia

    12/27/2023 9:31:27 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/2023 | Timothy Nerrozi
    Russia maintains that it is in control of all nuclear weapons stored in Belarus, its closest international ally. The president of Belarus announced this week that the country has received tactical nuclear weapons transported from Russia. President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday that the intensely-regulated weapons were brought to Belarus in October.
  • Putin’s seven-word retort to dictator who mocked Russia’s egg shortage

    12/26/2023 8:23:29 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 71 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 12/26/2023 | Sarah Hooper
    Vladimir Putin has been mocked by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko over Russia’s shortage of eggs. Mr Putin’s ally confronted him over the skyrocketing prices of the kitchen staple, with the entire exchange caught on camera at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session in St Petersburg. At the event Mr Putin, 71, was also spotted bizarrely stretching his feet as he waited to greet several fellow ex-Soviet republic leaders, including Mr Lukashenko, 69. Former farm boss Mr Lukashenko teased the Russian leader that Belarus’s agricultural industry was in better shape than Russia’s. He said: ‘We have achieved a high level of...
  • Putin ally Lukashenko turns on him and urges fighting in Ukraine to 'stop' immediately

    10/30/2023 6:30:33 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Express UK ^ | 10/30/2023 | Paul Withers
    Vladimir Putin meets Alexander Lukashenko in September Vladimir Putin's close ally Alexander Lukashenko has made a huge intervention after warning Russia and Ukraine are locked in a "serious stalemate" as he called for sit-down peace talks and an end to the brutal war. -snip- He said in a question-and-answer video posted on the website of the Belarusian state news agency BelTA: "There are enough problems on both sides and in general, the situation is now seriously stalemate - no one can do anything and substantively strengthen or advance their position. "They’re there head-to-head, to the death, entrenched. People are dying....
  • Belarus' Lukashenko Says Ukraine-Russia War at Stalemate, Urges Talks

    10/29/2023 3:06:00 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 9 replies
    US News ^ | 10/29/2023 | Reuters
    Russia and Ukraine are locked in a stalemate on the frontlines of their war and the two sides need to sit down and negotiate an end to the conflict, Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian leader of Belarus and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said over the weekend. "There are enough problems on both sides and in general the situation is now seriously stalemate: no one can do anything and substantively strengthen or advance their position," Lukashenko said. "They're there head-to-head, to the death, entrenched. People are dying." -snip- "We need to sit down at the negotiating table and come...
  • Hamas delegation, Iranian deputy FM meet Russian officials in Moscow

    10/26/2023 9:29:22 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/26/2023 | LAZAR BERMAN
    Hamas representatives are in Moscow, according to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. “I can also say and confirm that representatives of the relevant Palestinian movement are on a visit to Moscow,” she says in a briefing, reported by the Russian RIA Novosti outlet. The outlet had earlier reported that Hamas politburo member Moussa Abu Marzuk was leading the delegation. Zakharova says that Iranian deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani is in Moscow as well.
  • Belarus expects Russia to pay $640 mln in compensation for refineries - RIA

    10/23/2023 4:16:30 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 23, 2023 | Vladimir Soldatkin
    Belarus expects to receive $640 million from Russia in 2024 to compensate for losses sustained by its oil refineries, Russian state news agency RIA reported on Monday, citing the Belarusian Finance Ministry. Belarus used to import discounted oil from Moscow for years and resold some of it, as well as oil products refined from the Russian crude, on to Europe. Russia stopped the practice in 2019 amid changes to its tax policy, resulting in costs of $330 million to Belarus that year, according to Minsk's estimates. The row between the two states even led to major Russian oil companies suspending...
  • Chinese fighter intercepts highlights America's collapse

    10/18/2023 9:11:22 AM PDT · by fugazi · 22 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 18, 2023 | Chris Carter
    The Pentagon disclosed that Chinese fighters have conducted more dangerous intercepts of American military aircraft in the last two years than that of the past decade. This is because China knows we are led by a very weak and compromised president who will do nothing to stop them. These incidents are a tool to show the world China can do what it wants to the United States and there isn't a damn thing we will do about it. China and Russia have sent fighters dangerously close to our aircraft during every presidential administration. One Chinese fighter even collided with an...
  • Another Neighbor Turns Back on Russia

    09/29/2023 3:24:31 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 29, 2023 | Isabel van Brugen
    Relations between Kazakhstan and Russia, have deteriorated since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022... "Kazakhstan has unambiguously stated that it will follow the sanctions regime," Tokayev said following talks during an official visit to Berlin to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Timothy Ash, an economist and associate fellow in the Russia and Eurasia program at British think tank Chatham House, said the statement was significant and shows Moscow is losing influence. "Wow, huge move. Just shows weakening grip across region of Russia because of Putin's idiotic invasion of Ukraine. He lost Armenia in recent weeks on Russia's...