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  • Ukraine stages massive counter attack on Putin's forces with missile barrage hitting Crimea

    05/24/2024 5:25:29 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 34 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 5/24/2024 | Will Stewart
    Ten separate locations across Crimea were reportedly hit, including a key radar and air defence facility. Ukraine staged a massive missile attack on Putin-occupied Crimea overnight, striking a key radar and air defence facility of the Russian army ‘where high-ranking officers were present’. Explosions were reportedly heard at ten separate locations around the peninsula amid long-range ATACMS attacks in one of the heaviest bombardments of the war. Russia also claimed to have destroyed attacking marine drones off the Crimean coast. Ambulances were reported rushing to Semidvorye, near Alushta where at least six ATACMS ballistic missiles reportedly hit a key communications...
  • (Russia) Tempers flare as pundits argue democracy does not work

    05/23/2024 4:29:14 PM PDT · by MeganC · 64 replies
    Russia Media Monitor ^ | 23 May 2024 | Russia 1 state television
    Synopsis: A panel of Russian commentators discusses the failure of democracy and representative government in Russia. The discussion immediately descends into angry invective and personal attacks. One member of the panel storms off. Quote of the Day is from the host Vladimir Solovyov: "German Nazism is the highest level of development in this line of German society"
  • Russian spies tried to meddle in wild biopic about nappy-wearing Putin, director says

    05/23/2024 10:16:07 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 39 replies
    Daily Star UK ^ | 5/23/2024 | LEIGH MCMANUS
    The film features an artificial intelligence depiction of the Russian President in a series of compromising positions, like an affair in his office or the floor of a hospital after soiling his diaper. Russian spies tried to curtail the making of a wild movie that shows an artificial-intelligence created Vladimir Putin in diapers, its director has claimed. 'Putin' serves as an alternative biopic about the Kremlin leader by Polish box office director Patryck Vega, who now goes by the artistic name Besaleel. -snip- Ahead of being shown at Cannes, the depiction is reportedly attracting a great deal of attention from...
  • Putin humiliated as Russia mistakenly bombs its own town four times in a single day

    05/22/2024 8:32:03 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 46 replies
    Express UK ^ | 5/22/2024 | Oli Smith
    Vladimir Putin faces yet another military farce after Russian bomber planes mistakenly dropped four bombs on a Russian village near the Ukrainian border - and it is far from the first time this has happened. Vladimir Putin's military force dropped four glide bombs intended for attacks on Ukraine's Kharkiv region on the Russian village of Shebekino instead last week. Shebekino is a village in the border region of Belgorod region, which has often borne the burnt of Ukrainian drone strikes. The Belgorod region houses several Russian military bases and training grounds. It has recently been rocked by near-daily explosions as...
  • Attack On Europe: Documenting Russian Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine (2 year anniversary)

    02/24/2024 5:59:01 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 2,581 replies
    ORYX ^ | Since February 24, 2022 and daily | ORYX
    This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here. Loitering munitions, drones used as unmanned bait, civilian vehicles and derelict equipment are not included in this list. All possible effort has gone into avoiding duplicate entries and discerning the status of equipment between captured or abandoned. Many of the entries listed as 'abandoned' will likely end up captured or destroyed. Similarly, some of the captured equipment might be destroyed if it can't be recovered. When a vehicle is captured and then...
  • Iran exports batch of eggs to Russia for the first time

    05/18/2024 7:05:55 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 43 replies
    TV BRICS ^ | 5/8/2024 | Staff
    Iran will send a batch of eggs to Russia for the first time next week, said Hamidreza Kashani, chairman of the republic's poultry farmers' union. "The first batch of eggs (to Russia) will be sent next week," said Hamidreza Kashani. Kashani hopes that Iran's exports to Russia will get better thanks to Islamic Republic President Ebrahim Raisi's visit to Moscow on 7 December and the signing of an agreement to establish a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries and Iran. This is reported by IRNA, a partner of TV BRICS. He noted that now "strict quarantine...
  • Crimea Video Shows 'Massive' ATACMS Strike on Belbek Airbase

    05/15/2024 3:40:12 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/15/2024 | Brendan Cole
    Ukraine used U.S-supplied missiles in an attack that sparked blazes at a Russian military air base in Crimea, according to reports. The Astra Telegram channel posted images of flames at the Belbek airfield near the city of Sevastopol following the strikes overnight Tuesday. Belbek airfield has been operated by the Russian defense ministry since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014. -snip- Open-source X user OSINT Technical posted NASA satellite images, which the account said showed large fires raging at the airfield located more than 160 miles from the frontline in Ukraine. "Ukrainian forces reportedly carried out a massive missile strike...
  • Russian general Yuri Kuznetsov dragged out bed at 5am by cops as three more defence chiefs resign after Shoigu sacked

    05/14/2024 3:57:49 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 61 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 5/14/2024 | ALIKI KRATEROU
    Lt-Gen Yuri Kuznetsov was arrested "on suspicion of criminal activity" just after Putin dismissed his Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. A RUSSIAN general was dragged out of his bed at 5am to be taken into detention facing "criminal charges over state secrets" in Vladimir Putin's latest purge. Lt-Gen Yuri Kuznetsov, 55, was arrested by heavily armed cops in balaclavas who smashed their way into his home using crowbars. The top MoD official was reportedly “dragged out of bed and taken away for interrogation”. The arrest of the military chief comes a day after Vladimir Putin oversaw major changes in Russia's defence,...
  • Video Shows Ukraine Blow Up 10 Russian Vehicles in Single Strike

    05/13/2024 11:15:08 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/13/2024 | Gabe Whisnant
    A video posted Monday on social media shows the Ukrainian military destroying 10 Russian military vehicles in a single strike. The video was posted by the 63rd Separate Mechanized Brigade on Telegram. Reportedly, five Russian BMP-1s, an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle, along with five tanks, were burned in the strike. The 63rd Brigade said that at least one vehicle was a Russian T-90M battle tank. The Ukrainian defense effort reportedly occurred near Terni in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. The 63rd Brigade said it destroyed the vehicles "with the help of artillery and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drops."
  • Putin's Crown Jewel Forced Into Fire Sale Amid Record Losses

    05/13/2024 3:16:33 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 118 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/9/2024 | Brendan Cole
    Gazprom, the energy giant at the heart of Russia's economy, has announced it is selling property in Moscow, one week after posting record losses linked to restricted supplies to Europe linked to Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The company said on Wednesday that the properties include office and non-residential buildings, a car parking lot in the capital, and the Imperial Park Hotel and spa sanatorium and resort complex in Rogozino village, just outside of Moscow. "Gazprom is engaged in a fire sale. They had their worst year in decades, and their production has fallen precipitously, down to what it was...
  • Putin Taps Economist to Run Defence, Replacing Shoigu in Unexpected Move

    05/12/2024 7:39:02 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 42 replies
    US News ^ | 5/12/2024 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin tapped a civilian economist as his surprise new defence minister on Sunday in an attempt to gird Russia for economic war by trying to better utilise the defence budget and harness greater innovation to win in Ukraine. -snip Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the change made sense because Russia was approaching a situation like the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, when the military and law enforcement authorities accounted for 7.4% of gross domestic product (GDP). That, said Peskov, meant it was vital to ensure such spending aligned with and was better integrated into the country's overall...
  • Russia's Putin proposes sacking Defence Minister Shoigu, parliament says

    05/12/2024 11:39:15 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/12/2024 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed replacing his defence minister and long-term ally, Sergei Shoigu, more than two years into the Ukraine war, the upper house of parliament said on Sunday. Putin proposed Andrei Belousov, former deputy prime minister, as the new defence minister.
  • Putin vows his nukes are ‘always’ ready & snubs UK in WW2 rant at snow-blasted Victory Day parade with ONE TANK

    05/09/2024 4:46:55 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 62 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 5/9/2024 | Iona Cleave
    There was a striking lack of military hardware on display after major losses in Ukraine. VLADIMIR Putin has vowed Russia is "always" ready to strike the West and snubbed Britain in a snarling World War 2 rant at Russia's annual Victory Day parade. The Russian tyrant instead lavished praise on China and declared Russia was "combat ready" in these "difficult" times as nuclear missiles rumbled through Moscow's streets. -snip- However, today was a much pared-down parade indicating the strains of war. For the second year in a row, it featured just one measly tank - reportedly an 80-year-old T-34.
  • How Reagan and Thatcher would have defeated Putin in Ukraine

    05/03/2024 7:35:04 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/3/2024 | ROBERT PITTENGER AND OLEG DUNDA
    A bipartisan majority in the U.S. Congress recently took the noble and necessary action of devoting a fresh round of aid worth $61 billion to Ukraine. Now that the U.S. has stepped up militarily, the West needs to ramp up a line of effort that has been lacking in its Ukraine strategy: intensifying economic warfare. It’s a tactic that President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher would have embraced — and one that will undermine the Russian military and the Vladimir Putin’s regime’s stability. Reagan came into office perceiving the Soviet Union’s economic weakness, and resolved early in...
  • Russia on the brink as desperate Putin scrambles over major Ukraine road block

    05/03/2024 5:39:33 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 53 replies
    Express UK ^ | 5/3/2024 | Alessandra Scotto di Santolo
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with an ally of the Wagner Group signals his struggle to address setbacks in the Ukraine conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking decisive steps to address growing challenges as he seeks to regain control over his struggling military campaign in Ukraine. On May 2, Putin met with Alexei Dyumin, the governor of Russia's Tula Oblast, and a known associate of the Wagner Group, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow Oblast. The meeting has raised questions about the stability of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's position, signalling Putin's increasing desperation in the face of unmet...
  • Moment more than 100 of Putin's troops 'are wiped out' in long-range strike with newly supplied US ATACMS ballistic missile

    05/03/2024 4:24:14 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/3/2024 | Chris Jewers
    This is the moment more than 100 Russian troops are believed to have been killed in an ATACMS tactical ballistic missile strike on occupied Luhansk. A military training ground was seen being hit by multiple explosions typical of an ATACMS strike in footage captured by a drone flying high above. The strike targeted a group of 100-plus soldiers who were seen in aerial images, say OSINT analysts in what would be the single largest loss of Russian stories in months. The ATACMS (Army Tactical Missile System) showered the troops with hundreds of M74 APAM mini-bombs which are carried by the...
  • Russia Needs 'More and Better' Weapons to Sustain Ukraine Offensive: Shoigu

    05/02/2024 5:40:45 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/1/2024 | Ellie Cook
    Russia needs to up the number and quality of its weapons heading for Ukraine to maintain Moscow's push on Ukraine's defensive lines, Russia's top defense official has said, ahead of a likely summer offensive expected to start in the coming weeks. "To maintain the required pace of the offensive and ensure the build-up of the combat strength of troop groups for further actions, it is necessary to increase the volume and quality of weapons and military equipment supplied to the troops," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, according to comments published by Moscow on Wednesday.
  • Gazprom plunges to first annual loss in 20 years as trade with Europe hit

    05/02/2024 10:01:21 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/2/2024 | Reuters
    Kremlin-owned gas giant Gazprom said on Thursday it plunged to a net loss of 629 billion rubles ($6.9 billion) in 2023, its first annual loss in more than 20 years, amid dwindling gas trade with Europe, once its main sales market. The results highlight the dramatic decline of Gazprom, which since the collapse of the Soviet Union has been one of Russia’s most powerful companies, often used as a leverage to solve disputes with its neighbors, such as Ukraine and Moldova. Analysts had expected net income of 447 billion rubles, according to Interfax news agency. According to Reuters analysis, it...
  • Putin’s inauguration to take place on May 7, senator says

    05/02/2024 8:33:34 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 18 replies
    APA ^ | 4/23/2024 | Staff
    The inauguration of Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place on May 7, Andrey Klishas, chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation and Statehood in the upper house Federation Council, said, APA reports citing TASS. "The inauguration will be held on [May] 7. There will be additional information about the [PCR] tests for [senators attending the inauguration]. This is a standard procedure, it will take place once, on [May] 6," Klishas said at a committee meeting.
  • Military briefing: Ukraine battles to hold vital stronghold Chasiv Yar

    05/01/2024 3:53:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 5/1/20254 | Fabrice Deprez
    Russia is intensifying its efforts to seize Chasiv Yar, a crucial stronghold in eastern Ukraine, as exhausted and under-equipped Ukrainian brigades struggle to hold the line while waiting for US military aid. -snip- Chasiv Yar is seen as a key prize for Moscow, with senior Ukrainian commanders claiming the Russian general staff has ordered its forces to seize it by May 9 when Russia celebrates the end of the second world war. -snip- It took the Russian military nearly a year to advance six kilometres from the ravaged city of Bakhmut to the edge of Chasiv Yar.