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  • Ukraine shelling continues in Russia's Belgorod as thousands relocated, governor says

    06/04/2023 11:08:40 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/4/2023 | Reuters Moscow Bureau
    Ukrainian forces continued to shell Russia's border region of Belgorod overnight into Sunday after two people were killed the previous night and hundreds of children were evacuated away from the border, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said. "Overnight, it was quite restless," Gladkov said on the Telegram channel, adding that the Shebekino and Volokonovsky districts had suffered "lots" of damage from the latest shelling. Gladkov later wrote that fires had broken out in the town of Shebekino after Ukrainian forces shelled a market area in the centre, adding that nobody had been injured. Shebekino is about 7 km (4 miles) from the...
  • Russia-Ukraine war – latest: Putin’s troops unlikely to hold onto Bakhmut, says military expert

    06/04/2023 12:44:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies ^ | Sun, June 4, 2023 | Vishwam Sankaran,William Mata and Martha McHardy
    Vladimir Putin’s troops “may not hold on to Bakhmut,” a military analyst has said. Michael Kofman of the Center for Naval Analyses, a US research group, said Russian forces will “find it difficult to defend” Bakhmut now Wagner mercenary fighters are withdrawing from the city. “And so they may not hold on to Bakhmut, and the whole thing may have ended up being for nothing for them down the line,” he told the War on the Rocks podcast in an interview on Tuesday. Russian forces declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut last month after a nine-month battle...
  • Russia says it thwarted major Ukrainian offensive, killed hundreds

    06/04/2023 5:09:38 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 32 replies
    MOSCOW, June 5 (Reuters) - Russian forces have thwarted a major Ukrainian offensive in the southern Ukrainian region of Donetsk and killed hundreds of pro-Kyiv troops, the defence ministry in Moscow said on Monday. In a statement, the ministry said Ukraine had launched the attack on Sunday using six mechanised and two tank battalions. "On the morning of June 4, the enemy launched a large-scale offensive in five sectors of the front in the South Donetsk direction," the ministry said on the Telegram messaging app. Reuters was unable to immediately verify the Russian statement. There was no immediate comment from...
  • Zelensky aide reveals severe weapon shortage in Ukraine; Why Counteroffensive Is At Risk

    06/04/2023 7:05:01 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 23 replies
    The idea might be to stop selling off all the weapons and ammo nato gives them on the black markets...
  • Russia says it thwarted major Ukrainian offensive, killed hundreds

    06/04/2023 7:37:47 PM PDT · by elpadre · 28 replies ^ | June 5, 2023 |
    MOSCOW, June 5 (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday that its forces had thwarted a major Ukrainian offensive at five points along the front in the southern Ukrainian region of Donetsk and killed hundreds of pro-Kyiv troops. It was not immediately clear whether or not the reported attack represented the start of a Ukrainian counteroffensive which Kyiv has been promising for months to recapture territory taken by Russian forces after the invasion of February 2022. Russia's defence ministry said Ukraine had attacked with six mechanised and two tank battalions in southern Donetsk, where Moscow has long suspected Ukraine would seek...
  • Republican White House hopeful Nikki Haley attacks Trump, DeSantis over Ukraine

    06/04/2023 11:19:54 PM PDT · by McGruff · 59 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | June 4, 2023 | Tim Reid
    Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley, U.N. ambassador under former President Donald Trump, went after her ex-boss and 2024 rival Ron DeSantis on Sunday over their refusal to say whether they want Ukraine to win its war against Russia. In recent town hall events, Trump, the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, said that he wanted the war to end, but that he would help Ukraine and Russia negotiate a settlement. Florida Governor DeSantis, Trump's nearest rival for the Republican nomination, said recently that he supports a settlement to the war, and that he hopes fighting will end by the time...
  • Reporting from Ukraine 6/4

    06/05/2023 12:13:12 AM PDT · by dominusobiscum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/4/2023 | Reporting from Ukraine
    Good Moring to lovers of FREEEDOM! A lot of good news. The Bologrod liberation grows (200 Sq kilometers), Ukraines advances on Bahkmut, Ukraine performs reconnaissance in advance of the counter offensive.
  • SUPER DUPER UBER UKRAINE OFFENSIVE BEGINS; Russia attacks too [ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 465-466 (3-4/6) Video-34 min

    06/05/2023 4:40:14 AM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/5/2023 | DPA War
    This is the FULL Summary / SITREP of Day 465-466's development in the Ukraine-Russia war as we start off the day in the morning (ukraine time) of Day 467 of Russian's "Special Military Operation" against Ukraine.

    06/03/2023 12:08:36 PM PDT · by delta7 · 25 replies
    Sonar 21 ^ | 2 June 23 | Larry Johnson
    Russia continues to pummel Ukrainian positions throughout the country and Ukraine continues to insist that it is shooting down Russian missiles and that the Russian attacks are inconsequential. Well, as Chris Berman of ESPN was fond of saying, “let’s go to the video tape.” The following video provides clear evidence that Ukraine’s air defense system is not working (you can see the launches from Patriot or IRIS batteries) and that Russia is blasting the Ukrainian air defense system into smithereens. Focus on the lower left hand quadrant of the video. Ukraine launched a few missiles and they disappeared into the...
  • Ukraine is ready to launch long-awaited counteroffensive, Zelenskyy says

    06/03/2023 12:17:06 PM PDT · by McGruff · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3, 2023 | Peter Aitken
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that his forces stand ready to launch their long-promised counteroffensive to reclaim Russian-occupied territory. "We strongly believe that we will succeed," Zelenskyy told The Wall Street Journal. "I don’t know how long it will take." "To be honest, it can go a variety of ways, completely different," he said. "But we are going to do it, and we are ready."

    06/03/2023 12:34:28 PM PDT · by delta7 · 21 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | June 2 2023 | Erik Kramer
    Our instructors were training a Ukrainian national guard unit near the Moldovan border. When we arrived at the range, a Ukrainian unit was already on the range throwing hand grenades in an open field less than 200 meters from us, then just dropping to the ground and watching them explode without any cover. These soldiers then proceeded to conduct machine gun training, shooting from positions from the left range berm across the range (not against the backstop). Our instructors were conducting round-robin training about 150 meters behind the range, and the rounds were whistling over our heads. When we approached...
  • Zelenskyy says Ukraine is ready for its counteroffensive but warns that 'a large number of soldiers will die'

    06/03/2023 2:14:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 83 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | June 3rd, 2023 | Peter Gelling
    President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the WSJ that Ukraine is ready for its counteroffensive.But he warned that Russian air superiority would exact a heavy toll on Ukrainian soldiers. Zelenskyy said he would like to wait for more support from allies but isn't willing to wait "for months."Ukraine's long-awaited counteroffensive may be near.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told The Wall Street Journal that his country was ready to start re-taking territory from the Russians. "We strongly believe that we will succeed," he told the outlet.
  • Putin no longer has the money or the kit to sustain a high-tech modern war

    06/01/2023 11:05:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    MSM Telegraph ^ | 5-31 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Sanctions against Russia are the success story of the advanced democracies. Vladimir Putin’s ability to wage military war against Ukraine, geo-ideological war against the liberal world, is being ground down systematically with each month. Earnings from Russia’s oil and gas exports fell 52pc over the first four months of this year, and hydrocarbon rent is what funds two-fifths of the Kremlin’s budget. Last year, Putin had no difficulty financing his invasion from the windfall gains of the energy price spike, caused in large part by his own actions. He raise pensions by 10pc and scatter enough money to shield Russia’s...
  • Ukraine Claims to Have Shot Down a Wave of Russia’s ‘Unstoppable Hypersonic’ Missiles For First Time

    05/16/2023 5:53:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Ukraine claimed “another unbelievable success” on Tuesday morning, stating it had shot down six ‘hypersonic’ missiles over Ukraine overnight, stating that the damage on the ground in Kyiv this morning was caused by falling missile debris. Six Kinzhal (Dagger/Killjoy) ‘hypersonic’ missiles were shot down over Ukraine overnight, as well as nine cruise missiles, three ballistic missiles, six suicide drones, and three reconnaissance drones, the Ukrainian government claimed Tuesday morning.
  • US announces new $400 million Ukraine security aid package

    03/03/2023 11:43:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-03-2023 | Brad Dress
    The U.S. on Friday announced a $400 million security aid package for Ukraine, providing more ammunition, equipment and munitions for Kyiv in its fight against Russia. The State Department said the latest package includes munitions for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and howitzer artillery guns, as well as ammunition for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles the U.S. first announced for Ukraine in January. The latest round of security aid also includes demolitions munitions, equipment and other material, as well as services for maintenance, training and support of Ukrainian troops, who have been fighting against a Russian invasion for...
  • Crowd erupts in laughter at Russia's top diplomat, Sergey Lavrov, after he claimed the Ukraine war 'was launched against us'

    03/03/2023 2:01:20 PM PST · by dennisw · 64 replies / MSN ^ | 3-3 | Rebecca Cohen,John Haltiwanger
    A crowd laughed at Russia's top diplomat when he said the Ukraine war "was launched against us." An audience member at India's G20 summit shouted "come on!" at Sergey Lavrov during the event. He was answering a question about Russia's energy strategy moving forward. Sergey Lavrov, Russia's top diplomat and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a conference in India Thursday said that the war in Ukraine "was launched against us," prompting the crowd to erupt in laughter. Lavrov was a speaker at India's G20 Summit in New Delhi, leading a session that was part of a...
  • Questioning Biden’s Ukraine Policy Doesn’t Make You An ‘Isolationist’

    03/01/2023 7:34:11 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 1st, 2023 | David Harsanyi
    If the cause of Ukraine is righteous, there is no reason to chill debate.It’s not exactly a sign of a healthy democratic discourse that it’s virtually impossible to ask a critical question about the United States’ role in the Ukraine-Russia conflict without being smeared as a Putin apologist or an “isolationist.” We’ve been bombarded with bromides about a civilizational struggle that pits the forces of autocracy and liberalism against each other. “It’s not just about freedom in Ukraine,” Biden tells us. “It’s about freedom of democracy at large.” Yet Ukraine — which, before the war, regularly slotted in somewhere beneath...
  • VIDEO: Rep. Matt Gaetz Grills DOD Inspector General On Oversight Of Ukraine Aid

    02/28/2023 1:50:12 PM PST · by Conservativetpa · 7 replies
    The Free Press-Tampa ^ | 02/28/2023 | Mike Jenkins
    During today’s House Armed Services Committee (HASC) hearing on “Oversight of U.S. Military Support to Ukraine,” U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) grilled Department of Defense Inspector General Robert Storch on whether the Biden Administration is conducting rigorous oversight and ensuring military equipment is delivered to the correct recipients in Ukraine. Since the onset of the war a year ago, the United States has been the top contributor of military equipment and aid to Ukraine, sending over $113 Billion of taxpayer money to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
  • San Francisco debates reparations: $5 million each for Black residents?

    02/27/2023 2:49:50 PM PST · by KingofZion · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2023 | Emmanuel Felton
    ***In the 1960s, city leaders demolished part of the Fillmore District, a neighborhood once known as the Harlem of the West, displacing 883 businesses and 20,000 people, most of them Black. Decades later, thousands of people remain displaced and the neighborhood has turned into a predominantly White enclave of multimillion-dollar homes. To compensate for that and other instances of racial discrimination, the city’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee recently recommended that qualifying Black residents receive $5 million each in reparations. ***The proposed reparations program is not a recompense for slavery, which was never legal in San Francisco, but instead, the...
  • Zelensky sacks commander of Ukraine’s joint forces

    02/27/2023 7:54:53 AM PST · by JonPreston · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/27/23 | Lauren Sforza
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a decree Sunday removing the commander of the military’s Joint Forces Operation (JFO), which is involved in the ongoing counteroffensive in the eastern Donbas region of the country.Zelensky announced Eduard Moskalyov’s dismissal in a one-line decree without any explanation, according to Reuters. Moskalyov had been appointed to the position last March.The JFO was launched as a resistance force in 2014 after Russia’s seizure of the Crimean peninsula and parts of the Donbas, and has been heavily involved in fighting since Moscow’s full invasion a year ago.Moskalyov’s dismissal is the latest in a series of changes...