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  • Russian journalist is locked up in Siberian psychiatric hospital after posting ‘sane people are for peace in Ukraine’

    07/04/2022 12:22:51 PM PDT · by libh8er · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7.4.2022 | Will Stewart
    A Russian journalist accused of posting 'sane people are for peace' about Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine has been locked in a Siberian clinical psychiatric hospital. Maria Ponomarenko, a 44-year-old mother of two, claims the authorities are seeking to gag her because of her opposition to the war. She is accused of spreading 'fake' news concerning Putin’s 'special military operation' in Ukraine. One comment seen as against the law by prosecutors said: 'It is impossible to remain silent, knowing about the death of thousands of innocent people.' Her 'fake' Telegram posts also included critical comments about the Russian bombing of...
  • Avoiding a Russian Quagmire, the Improbable Ukrainian Peace, and the Risk of Direct Russo-NATO War

    07/03/2022 8:40:45 PM PDT · by delta7 · 34 replies
    Gordon Hahn ^ | June 30 22 | Gordon Hahn
    Ukraine is losing and will lose its war with Russia. For Moscow not to lose the peace, it is unfortunately the case that a rump Ukraine may no longer provide in Russian eyes the security from the NATO/Ukraine threat it understandably (to some) seeks. Time is running out to avert a larger, truly Ukraine-wide war carried successfully by Moscow into the country’s more anti-Russian western regions and Kiev, putting an end to the Ukrainian state in lieu of NATO military intervention. However, a Russian-occupied Ukraine will simmer with partisan warfare and neofascist terrorism for some time, leaving the risk of...
  • US watching ‘very closely’ for signs of Chinese attack on Taiwan, says genera

    07/03/2022 3:02:48 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 77 replies
    Independent.co.uk ^ | 7/3/2022 | Namita Singh
    The US is watching “very, very closely” for signs of an attack by China on Taiwan, the chief of the US military has said. “There’s no indications or warnings of anything imminent at this time,” General Mark Milley, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, told BBC News. “But again, we watch it very, very closely.” He said that a decision to attack by Beijing would be a “political” and policy choice, and based on China’s view of the “cost risk-benefit at the time”, as he acknowledged the repeated threats made by president Xi Jinping to reclaim the...
  • Ukraine confirms Russia captured eastern city Lysychansk

    07/03/2022 1:06:45 PM PDT · by McGruff · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | July 3, 2022
    Ukraine's military has confirmed that the eastern city of Lysychansk has fallen to Russian forces. "After heavy fighting for Lysychansk, the defence forces of Ukraine were forced to withdraw from their occupied positions and lines," the army general staff said. Earlier Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said his forces had captured Lysychansk and taken full control of Luhansk region. Its general staff said that "in order to preserve the lives of Ukrainian defenders, a decision was made to withdraw".
  • Russia’s capture of the last major holdout in Luhansk means it can shift its focus.

    07/03/2022 5:44:12 PM PDT · by McGruff · 93 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 3, 2022 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    Russia’s capture of the strategic city of Lysychansk means the front line in Ukraine’s east will shift as Russian forces regroup before pushing further south and west, military analysts and Ukrainian officers said Sunday, ensuring that the next phase of the battle will be just as bloody as the last. To take Lysychansk and its neighboring city of Sievierodonetsk, Russian forces moved in from the north, east and west and created a pocket of territory that became indefensible toward the end of June. Now those Russian forces are in a position to attempt a similar maneuver on other Ukrainian-held cities...
  • Putin pushes toward Russia, Belarus unifying after NATO expansion

    07/02/2022 1:08:04 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 36 replies
    https://news.yahoo.com ^ | July 1, 2022 | Caitlin McFall
    Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Friday that western alliances in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine are "pushing" Russia and Belarus to unite. Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has thus far been able to keep Minsk’s direct involvement out of the war in Ukraine, but comments by Putin posted to the Kremlin’s website suggest this may not be the case for long. "The unprecedented political and sanctions pressure from the so-called ‘collective West’ is pushing us to speed up the unification processes," the Kremlin chief said according to Russian media outlet RIA. "After all, together it is easier to minimize...
  • Putin Says Russia and Belarus Moving Towards Unification

    07/01/2022 7:39:40 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 99 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/1/2022 | ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the Western response to his war in Ukraine is pushing Russia and Belarus towards unification. "Unprecedented political and sanctions pressure from the collective West is pushing Russia and Belarus to speed up the unification process," Putin told a bilateral forum in the Belarusian city of Grodno on Friday. "After all, it is easier to minimize the damage from illegal sanctions, it is easier to master the production of demanded products, develop new competencies and expand cooperation with friendly countries," the Russian leader added.
  • Russian Ministry of Defense Release on US Biological Activity in Ukraine 06/16/22

    06/30/2022 6:17:39 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 55 replies
    Substack ^ | June 16, 2022 | BioClandestine
    Russian Ministry of Defense Release on US Biological Activity in Ukraine 06/16/22 Clandestine Jun 16 🚨NEW BIO BRIEF FROM RUSSIA🚨Russian Ministry of Defense releases new official briefing, slides and documentation pertaining to US biological malfeasance! Direct accusations of violation of the Nuremberg Code and more direct evidence against Hunter Biden!I will break this into parts to explain each slide.1) Experiments on mentally ill people:
  • Russia Accuses CNN of Conspiring With Ukrainian Nazis to Film Staged Attacks Against Civilians

    06/29/2022 11:53:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 64 replies
    The Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) on Thursday accused CNN of conspiring with the Ukrainian military’s neo-Nazi Azov fighters to film a staged attack on civilians.In a press release on their Telegram, the MOD specifically claimed Ukraine’s 72nd Centre for information and Psychological Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in Kharkov are preparing a false flag.The statement, titled, “Statement of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response,” said “professionals of the 72nd Centre for Information and Psychological Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in Kharkov are preparing another cynical provocation with deaths...
  • Russia warns Norway over restricting supplies to settlements on Svalbard

    06/29/2022 7:05:53 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29-JUN-2022
    Russia said on Wednesday that restrictions imposed by Norway were blocking the transport of goods to Russian-populated settlements on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and called on Oslo to resolve the issue as soon as possible or face consequences. The ministry said that it summoned Norway's Chargé d'Affaires to protest the restrictions, which it said were blocking the transport of food and medical equipment. Svalbard is part of Norway, although Russia has the right to exploit the archipelago's natural resources under a treaty signed in 1920 and maintains a diplomatic presence in the largely Russian- and Ukrainian-populated settlement of Barentsburg.
  • China says NATO 'making enemies' in Asia

    06/28/2022 3:08:14 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 45 replies
    Washington examiner msn.com ^ | 6/28/2022 | Joel Gehrke
    China accused NATO of “making enemies” as the alliance acknowledged the “challenge” presented by the rising communist power amid the war in Ukraine. North American and European officials have negotiated a statement on China that is expected to be modest in substance but nonetheless significant for an alliance that historically has focused on security in the trans-Atlantic area. Yet Beijing marked the occasion with a sharp criticism of the Western powers, mirrored by an extemporaneous rebuke of China delivered by NATO’s top civilian. “China’s development presents an opportunity for the world, not a challenge for anyone,” Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry...
  • Ukraine bombed Donbas for 8 years?

    06/28/2022 2:12:36 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 44 replies
    Operator Starsky YouTube channel ^ | June 28, 2022 | Operator Starsky
    Let’s debunk the biggest fake widely used by kremlin to justify the russian invasion in Ukraine. You hear it from russian media, you read it in the commentaries left by russian bots, but what do the official numbers say? Let’s check out the report of the OHCHR that russians themselves are often referring to. ----- InformNapalm’s database of russian regular units identified in Donbas between 2014-2021: https://informnapalm.org/db/russian-aggression/#lang=en&page=m_unit ----- StopFake’s investigation on the staged russian shelling in Donietsk:https://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-military-shelled-bus-station-in-donetsk/ ----- Bellingcat’s research on russian artillery shelling Ukrainian forces across the border in 2014:https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2015/02/17/origin-of-artillery-attacks/The research on russian propagandists forging videos:https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2015/02/17/origin-of-artillery-attacks/Debunking dubious footage forged...
  • Putin confirms his attendance at G20 summit in which Zelenskyy is set to participate

    06/27/2022 3:32:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | 6-27-22 | Ukrayinska Pravda
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the invitation extended to him by Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, to participate in the G20 summit in November. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine is set to attend the summit. Source: Interfax, a Russian news agency, quoting Yuri Ushakov, an aide to Vladimir Putin Quote from Ushakov: "Yes, we have confirmed that we will participate [in the G20 summit - ed.]. For now, they have invited us to attend in person. There’s plenty of time [until the summit - ed]. I hope that the pandemic will allow this meeting to take...
  • Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output

    06/27/2022 2:21:07 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 16 replies
    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) - Two top OPEC oil producers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, can barely increase oil production, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had been told by the UAE's president. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been perceived as the only two countries in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) with spare capacity to boost global deliveries that could reduce prices. "I had a call with MbZ," Macron was heard telling U.S. President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G7 summit, using shorthand for UAE leader Sheikh Mohammed bin...
  • Roscosmos Boss Dmitry Rogozin Calls for Wiping Out Ukraine {calls for genocide of Ukrainians}

    06/26/2022 2:28:21 PM PDT · by Cronos · 68 replies
    Parabolic arc ^ | 14th June 2022 | Doug messler
    Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos and former Russian deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry, sent a shocking call on his Twitter account on Monday night, calling for a genocide in Ukraine, “for the sake of our grandchildren.”“In general, what has happened in place of Ukraine poses an existential threat to the Russian people, Russian history, the Russian language and Russian civilization,” “It simply came to our notice then [pe ucraineni] now, unfortunately, our grandparents did not finish it with them, we will have to die, but at an even higher cost for our grandchildren. So let’s...
  • 6 cruise missiles destroyed NATO mercenaries 10 kilometers from the border with Poland

    06/26/2022 1:11:52 PM PDT · by delta7 · 77 replies
    Avia Pro ^ | 25 Jun 22 | Avis Pro
    6 cruise missiles hit the border of Poland and Ukraine. At least six cruise missile strikes were carried out on a base of foreign mercenaries just 10 kilometers from the Polish-Ukrainian border. As a result of the strikes, facilities that could contain several hundred foreign mercenaries, as well as ammunition and Western weapons delivered a few days ago, were destroyed. The blows, among other things, became indicative for Poland - Warsaw was directly pointed out to the fact how active support for Kyiv could end. On the presented video frames, you can see the moment when six cruise missiles of...
  • Ret. Army Col. Douglas MacGregor says Russia has already won its war with Ukraine

    06/24/2022 6:47:13 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 66 replies
    SHTF News ^ | 6/23/22 | Arsenio Toledo
    Retired Army Col. Douglas MacGregor believes Ukraine has already lost its war with Russia. But he thinks many Western leaders want to keep supporting Ukraine to accomplish their real goal of pulling the United States into a direct conflict with Russia. “Ukraine has lost this war. I would argue it lost it some time ago,” said MacGregor during an appearance on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s podcast, “Judging Freedom.” (Related: Ukraine is running out of ammunition as Russia continues to overpower its military.) “It’s now becoming so apparent that even the most ardent supporters of Ukraine’s war on Russia in London, Berlin,...
  • In energy-strapped Europe, coal gets a Greek encore

    06/21/2022 8:55:55 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies
    https://abcnews.go. ^ | June 16, 2022 | ByDerek Gatopoulos Associated Press
    At Greece's largest coal mine, controlled explosions and the roar of giant excavators scooping up blasted rock have once again become routine. Coal production has been ramped up at the site near the northern Greek city of Kozani as the war in Ukraine forced many European nations to rethink their energy supplies. Coal, long treated as a legacy fuel in Europe, is now helping the continent safeguard its power supply and cope with the dramatic rise in natural gas prices caused by the war. Electricity generated by coal in the European Union jumped by 19% in the fourth quarter of...
  • Peecycling: could donating your urine to farmers help feed the world?-Thanks to the war in Ukraine, there is a shortage of agricultural chemicals. As each adult produces enough pee annually to fertilise 145kg of wheat, perhaps bodily waste is the answer

    06/23/2022 8:16:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 106 replies
    Name: Peecycling. Age: As a term, dates to about 2006; as a practice, centuries old. Appearance: All yellow. If this is about peeing while riding a bicycle, I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work. This is about saving and storing your urine. Why would I want to do that? So the CIA can’t get it? So that it can be recycled. Recycled as what? Fertiliser. Human urine is a rich source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. According to the Rich Earth Institute of Vermont, the urine one adult produces in a year – 125 US gallons (473 litres) – is...
  • Nolte: Watch Joe Biden Melt Down Over Putin and Gas Prices

    06/23/2022 7:31:24 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22June | Nolte
    For all Republicans criticizing me for high gas prices in America, are you now saying we were wrong to support Ukraine and stand up to Putin? Are you saying that we’d rather have lower gas prices in America than Putin’s iron fist in Europe? I don’t believe that?