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  • Rattled By Russia, Finns Flock To Military Training

    05/17/2022 12:14:27 PM PDT · by Cronos · 37 replies
    Stairs times ^ | 17th may 2022 | Alessandro RAMPAZZO
    On a windy military island off Helsinki, people from all walks of life are spending their weekend doing military training, as volunteer numbers soar and Finland readies to join Nato to protect itself from Russia. Finland's defence forces only have around 13,000 employed personnel but the country of 5.5 million boasts an impressive 900,000 reservists with a wartime strength of 280,000 troops. Finland shares a 1,300km border with Russia. For many of the participants attending this weekend's training course on Santahamina Island, Moscow's Feb 24 invasion of another neighbour, Ukraine, was the deciding factor that got them to sign up....
  • Italy’s Salvini Warns Food Shortages Could Cause 20 Million African Migrants To Enter Europe

    05/17/2022 4:49:13 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-17-2022 | Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,
    Italian League party leader Matteo Salvini has warned that if the war in Ukraine does not end soon, chronic food shortages will cause an immigration wave that will lead to 20 million African migrants trying to enter Europe.If Ukrainian grain supplies continue to be impacted, Salvini cautions, “Significant hunger is expected on the African continent, which will be a humanitarian, then a social, and finally an Italian problem.” “Without peace there will be famine in the autumn and 20 million Africans will be ready to go,” he added. Salvini predicts that a new migrant crisis will unfold if a ceasefire...
  • Europe Predicts Full-Blown Stagflationary Shock If Russian Gas Supplies Disrupted, Folds To Putin’s Payment Demands

    05/16/2022 1:55:39 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-16-2022
    Almost two months after Europe rushed to declare it would impose unprecedented sanctions on Russia in response to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine with no regard for how such sanctions would boomerang and cripple its own economies, the old continent which was and still remains hostage to Russian energy exports, is finally grasping the underlying math which was all too clear to Vladimir Putin long ago. According to new projections from the European Commission, the euro area’s pandemic recovery would grind to a halt, while prices would surge even more quickly if there are serious disruptions to natural-gas supplies from Russia....
  • Journalists identify Russian soldier who bragged to his wife about killing civilians

    05/16/2022 7:28:45 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 70 replies
    https://news.yahoo.com ^ | May 14, 2022 | Staff
    Dmytro Ivanov is a Russian who bragged to his wife about the killings of civilians in Ukraine According to SBU, Russian troops are suffering from psychological effects of the atrocities they carry out in Ukraine. Their wives are becoming audibly afraid of the kind of people their husbands are turning into. “I can take a person and then ‘bam’ – (shoot them) in the head, from a machine gun, or a Kalashnikov (assault rifle), mowing down a hundred people in one go,” the soldier can be heard saying in the recording. “You don’t believe me? Nastya, I’ve become a f***wit,...
  • Attack On Europe: Documenting Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine (16-MAY-2022)

    05/16/2022 6:36:28 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 38 replies
    ORYX ^ | 16-MAY-2022 | ORYX
    A detailed list of the destroyed and captured vehicles and equipment of both sides can be seen below. This list is constantly updated as additional footage becomes available.
  • Ukrainian soldiers 'pose on the Russian border' after pushing invading Moscow troops back from Kharkiv as NATO chief insists Kyiv can WIN the war

    05/16/2022 2:57:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 10:02 BST, 16 May 2022 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Ukrainian troops have reached the Russian border to the north of Kharkiv, the regional governor said today Video showed soldiers carrying a border marker to the frontier after pushing Putin's forces out of the country Russia has now all-but abandoned efforts to seize Ukraine's second-city, having already failed to take Kyiv Jens Stoltenburg, head of NATO alliance, said on Sunday that Kharkiv failure shows Ukraine can 'win' the war Ukrainian troops have reached the Russian border after successfully pushing Putin's forces away from the country's second-city of Kharkiv, as Putin's invasion continues to falter. Soldiers carrying a border marker painted...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 183: The Legislative Election Campaign, Le Pen Says This Was Her Last Presidential Campaign But..

    05/14/2022 6:44:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/14/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    The various factions big and small moving towards the two rounds of voting for the National Assembly (June 12th and 19th). "Left" leader Jean-Luc Melenchon riding high in polls for the first round of voting leading other factions but after the consolidation of support in the second round his united "Left" faction will best get 165 of the 577 seats according to the polling. The National Rally of Marine Le Pen trails both the "Left" faction and the faction supporting President Emmanuel Macron. Her best outcome in the second round polling data is 80 seats. The polling data as it...
  • Attack On Europe: Documenting Equipment Losses During The 2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine (14-MAY-2022)

    05/14/2022 6:50:13 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 51 replies
    ORYX ^ | 14-MAY-2022 | ORYX
    A detailed list of the destroyed and captured vehicles and equipment of both sides can be seen below. This list is constantly updated as additional footage becomes available.
  • 'Ukraine launches counteroffensive in Izyum' - official

    05/14/2022 6:15:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | May 14, 2022 | Sophie Williams Reporting from Lviv
    Ukrainian forces have launched a counteroffensive in Izyum, according to Oleh Synegubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration. Speaking in a video posted to telegram, he said that Russian forces were retreating in some directions. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has not confirmed the move. Russia seized control of the city of Izyum on 1 April and has occupied it since.
  • Russia is resorting to putting computer chips from dishwashers and refrigerators in tanks due to US sanctions

    05/13/2022 6:21:40 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 80 replies
    https://www.businessinsider.com ^ | May 12, 2022 | Bill Bostock
    Russia is having to use computer chips intended for home appliances to repair its military hardware due to the impact of US sanctions. "We have reports from Ukrainians that when they find Russian military equipment on the ground, it's filled with semiconductors that they took out of dishwashers and refrigerators," commerce secretary Gina Raimondo told the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Raimondo recently met with Ukrainian officials who told her that they found parts from refrigerators and commercial and industrial machines when searching captured or abandoned Russian tanks. Raimondo told the committee that exports of US technology to Russia have fallen...
  • Great Replacement: EU Children’s Propaganda Brochure Features Hijabi Girl – ‘You Are The Future!’

    05/12/2022 4:11:12 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    usaanews ^ | 5/11/22 | Usaanews
    On April 14, 2021, the official European Union Commission released a propaganda pamphlet aimed at children 12-15 years old. The booklet, which consists of pictures with Islamic girls in sharia covering, is globalists’ latest tool to brainwash children to celebrate their population replacement scheme, known as the Great Replacement. The pamphlet, titled: “Discovering Europe,” description states: Target audience: 12-15 years old. We come from different countries and speak different languages ​​on the European continent that we share. Since the very beginning of the European Union (EU), countries have worked together to help each other and to ensure that they coexist...
  • A Reckless Policy Of ‘Bleeding Russia’ Risks Getting The United States Into A Foolish Foreign War

    05/12/2022 12:32:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 12, 2022 | John Daniel Davidson
    What began as a straightforward U.S. policy of arming the Ukrainians has expanded into a dangerous and rapid escalation.The New York Times on Wednesday published an op-ed by Tom Stevenson arguing what some of us have been arguing for a while now: the Biden administration is openly — and recklessly — pursuing a policy of escalation in Ukraine that represents a new and very dangerous phase in the war.Stevenson, a journalist who reported from Ukraine in the opening weeks of the war, argues that initially the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies responded to Russia’s invasion...
  • Putin's latest battlefield humiliation: Ukraine thwarts Russian battalion's river-crossing and destroys at least 58 vehicles

    05/12/2022 3:13:24 AM PDT · by dennisw · 27 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 12 May 2022 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    as Donbas offensive stalls and Kyiv's troops counter-attack Russia was attempting to cross the Donets river at Bilohorivka to surround the city of Lysychansk, in Donbas But Ukrainian engineer claims to have successfully guessed where they would try to cross and laid a trap Sound of tugboats putting temporary bridge in place triggered a massive artillery and airstrike barrage Satellite images show bridge was destroyed along with dozens of Russian vehicles, inflicting heavy casualties Russia has suffered yet another battlefield humiliation after Ukraine successfully thwarted its attempt to cross a river in Donbas, destroying dozens of vehicles and inflicting heavy...
  • Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Has Broken Russia’s Siege Of Kharkiv

    05/11/2022 8:00:07 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 11, 2022,10:45pm EDT
    Ukraine’s counteroffensive may have broken Russia’s siege of the strategic city of Kharkiv, in northeast Ukraine. If true – and if Ukrainian troops can maintain their momentum – then this could outflank and threaten the main Russian offensive in the south. While premature to claim that this is a turning point in the war, it would force the Russian high command to divert forces northwards, and to juggle fighting on multiple fronts. “The Ukrainian counteroffensive north of Kharkiv City has forced Russian troops onto the defensive and has successfully alleviated artillery pressure on Kharkiv City,” according to the Institute for...
  • Ukrainian Troops Appear To Have Fought All The Way To The Russian Border

    05/11/2022 2:39:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 10, 2022,08:54pm EDT | David Axe
    Ukrainian forces around Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, appear to have pushed Russian troops east past Ternova, a settlement on the Russian border. If confirmed, the Ukrainians’ liberation of Ternova could mark an inflection point in Russia’s 10-week-old wider war in Ukraine. In late March, Ukrainian forces drove Russian invaders from northern Ukraine. Now it appears they’re driving the invaders from northeastern Ukraine, too. Heavy fighting continues around Izium, south of Kharkiv—and also around Kherson on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. The Russians late last month briefly advanced around Kherson before stalling out. And Russian battalions more recently have captured a few...
  • Ukraine declares "force majeure", sanctions Europe

    05/10/2022 4:20:43 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 28 replies
    The Saker ^ | Amarynth
    The only logical/honorable way out of this **** for Zelenski is sepuku...
  • No Surrender To Russians Says Besieged Azovstol Plant Defender

    05/09/2022 3:29:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 73 replies
    The Drive/The Warzone ^ | MAY 9, 2022 3:09 AM | HOWARD ALTMAN
    Despite weeks of ceaseless attacks from the air, the ground and recently inside, Ukrainian forces say they still control most of the sprawling Azovstal steel plant. And they plan to fight until there are no defenders left. But with food, water and ammunition supplies dwindling, holding out is getting more difficult every day, Bohdan Krotevych, a major in the National Guard of Ukraine and chief of staff of the Azov Regiment, told The War Zone in an exclusive interview from inside the steel plant conducted over social media messaging apps. “We are still struggling,” Krotevych, chief of staff to...
  • Spain expected to produce the lowest volume of fruit in 40 years

    05/08/2022 6:39:28 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    Watchers.News ^ | 5/7/22 | Agriculture Editor
    Spain is expected to produce its lowest volume of fruit in the last 40 years due to frost that hit its fruit-production regions in early April1, 2, especially the Ebro Valley – one of Europe’s most important producing areas of sweet fruit. Manel Simon, the general director of the Catalan fruit association – Afrucat, said producers must plan their summer very well in the face of this decrease in production, adding that he hoped Spanish companies would prioritize exporting their production to the closest destinations and that there would be a significant decrease in exports to the third countries.3 Expectations...
  • Is Ukraine conducting a sabotage campaign inside Russia?

    05/08/2022 3:03:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    AFP via The Citizen ^ | SUNDAY MAY 08 2022
    Washington. A deadly fire at an aerospace research institute in Tver, northwest of Moscow. Another blaze at a munitions factory in Perm, more than 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the east. And fires in two separate oil depots in Bryansk, near Belarus. Coincidences, or a sign that Ukrainians or their supporters are mounting a campaign of sabotage inside Russia to punish Moscow for invading their country? Since the blaze at the Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Forces in Tver on April 21, which killed at least 17 people, social media has leapt on every report of a...
  • Ukraine’s Air Force Is Back! But Who Knows For How Long

    05/08/2022 1:09:08 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 7, 2022,07:03pm EDT | David Axe
    Ten weeks into Russia’s wider war on Ukraine, Kyiv’s tiny, aging air force is in much better shape than anyone should have expected prior to the invasion. Videos that have circulated on social media in the last week depict each of the Ukrainian air force’s manned fighter and attack types, at least some of them while in action near the front line in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. The videos underscore what U.S. defense department officials said in mid-April: that an influx of spare parts from Ukraine’s allies helped the air force to repair around 20 grounded jets. As a...