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  • NATO Officers and Soldiers Began To FLEE From The Western Armies En MASSE┃

    03/24/2024 9:49:21 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 41 replies
    NATO begins to crumble Nato fops and neocon wankers have engineered the biggest military debacle since the HMFIC of Tangut called Genghis Khan a plastic man, very much worse than either Little BigHorn or Dunkirk.You saqy you've never heard of Tangut?? That is because Genghis Khan ordered his commanders to remove every trace on the planet of Tangut ever having existed. Scholars finally started finding written documents in caves in the region towards the middle of the last century; prior to that, they had regarded the tale of Tangut as some sort of a fairytale or a cautionary story for...
  • Two Russian warships hit by Storm Shadow missiles as dramatic vid shows massive Ukrainian strike on Crimea

    03/24/2024 2:40:07 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 94 replies
    The Sun ^ | March 24, 2024 | Ellie Doughty & Henry Holloway
    Enormous infernos ripped through the night sky in the occupied port city of Sevastopol. And as dawn broke this morning, Ukrainian forces announced they had hit two large Russian warships- Yamal and Azov. Both damaged vessels are Ropucha-class landing ships, 370ft long, 4,000 ton behemoths designed for D-Day-style amphibious assaults. Ukraine has attacked this type of ship before - sinking sister ships Tsezar Kunikov and Novocherkassk. Kyiv is reported to have used British Storm Shadow missiles in the strike - 600mph long-range weapons which have proved effective against the Russians. Putin's crony in Crimea, Mikhail Razvozhaev, was forced to admit...
  • The truth always prevails and these remarks by Nuland will be analyzed to the nth degree because of her use of the word “asymmetric”

    03/23/2024 8:55:23 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 111 replies
    X ^ | 3/23/24 | Michael Flynn
    Victoria Nuland: "With this money, Ukraine will be able to accelerate the asymmetric warfare that has been most effective on the battlefield. As I said in Kiev three weeks ago, this supplemental funding will ensure Putin faces some nasty surprises on the battlefield this year."
  • Mass production of super-powerful three-ton FAB-3000 aerial bombs has begun in Russia.

    03/21/2024 3:59:59 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 46 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | 3/21/24 | Ilya Vedmedenko
    It is not reported whether UMPC control modules will be installed on them. The Russians began mass production of three-ton FAB-3000 aerial bombs . This was reported to the Russian Ministry of Defense following the results of Minister Sergei Shoigu’s trip to the enterprises of the military-industrial complex in the Nizhny Novgorod region. “Sergei Shoigu was informed that mass production of FAB-3000 has been organized at the enterprise since February of this year,” the Russian department said in a statement.
  • Macron in private conversation claims Ukraine could be defeated in near future - Politico

    03/21/2024 2:57:15 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 88 replies
    Ukrainian News ^ | 3/21/24 | Tatiana Herasimova
    French President Emmanuel Macron, in a private conversation, said that in the near future, the confrontation between Ukraine and russia could end in defeat for Kyiv. Politico reported this, citing unnamed participants in a conversation with Macron. The first interlocutor of the publication said that during a private conversation in the Elysee Palace, Macron considered a quick defeat of Ukraine possible. "Ukraine can fall very quickly," Macron allegedly said.
  • Russia fires 31 missiles at Kyiv in the first attack in 44 days, and 13 people are hurt

    03/21/2024 4:30:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2024 | HANNA ARHIROVA Associated Press and ANTON SHTUKA Associated Press
    Russia fired 31 ballistic and cruise missiles at Kyiv before dawn Thursday in the first attack on the Ukrainian capital in 44 days, officials said. Air defenses shot down all the incoming missiles, though 13 people including a child were injured by falling wreckage, they said. Ukraine’s air force said Russia launched two ballistic missiles and 29 cruise missiles against the capital. Kyiv has better air defenses than most regions of the large country. The missile interception rate is frequently high, rendering Russian attacks on the capital significantly less successful than during the early days of the war. Even so,...
  • Putin orders FSB to hunt down Russians who joined Ukraine's army

    03/20/2024 9:03:23 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    Sky News ^ | Mach 20 | Sky News
    Vladimir Putin has ordered his security services to track down Russian citizens fighting in Ukraine's military. Speaking at a meeting of the Federal Security Service's (FSB) board today, the Russian leader said those who fought for Ukraine were "traitors" and there would be "no mercy" for them. "I request, as has always been the case in our history, that we do not forget who they are, identify them by name. We will punish them without any statute of limitations, wherever they may be located," he said, according to Politico. He also compared Russians fighting for Ukraine to the Russian Liberation...
  • THE US INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ASSESSES THE STATE OF THE RUSSIAN MILITARY

    03/20/2024 6:54:19 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 59 replies
    Sandbox ^ | 3/18/24 | STAVROS ATLAMAZOGLOU
    More than two years after the whole-scale invasion of Ukraine, is Russia still a near-peer threat to the United States? What are the capabilities of the Russian military after 24 months of heavy fighting against a determined Ukrainian military equipped with Western weapon systems? How soon can the Russian armed forces replenish the devastating losses they have been taking in the fighting? These are just some of the questions the U.S. Intelligence Community analyzes in its latest annual threat assessment. Released every year in early spring, the annual threat assessment delves into the most acute threats to U.S. national security...
  • Russia election: Putin hails illegal annexation of Crimea after claiming election win

    03/19/2024 5:07:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | March 18, 2024
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has hailed the "return" of Crimea to Russia at a concert marking the 10th anniversary of the illegal annexation of the territory from Ukraine. He said Crimea had "returned to its home harbour" and that it would move forwards with Russia "hand in hand". ... On Monday, Mr Putin said the "return" of those four Ukrainian regions to Russia had turned out to be "much more grave and tragic" than Crimea. "But in the end we did it. It is a big event in the history of our country," he said, describing the occupied territories as...
  • How Does Russia Keep Hitting High Value Targets?

    03/16/2024 12:37:13 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 15, 2024 | Preston Stewart
    Here is a very good assessment of recent Russia successes in targeting and destroying high value Ukrainian assets. Preston Stewart is perceptive and objective observer and analyst. He has recent experience as an American army artillery officer who has held a number of artillery slots and it is evident that is knows this subject well.
  • Putin warns again that Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty is threatened

    03/13/2024 6:15:26 AM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    AP ^ | March 13, 2024
    President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty or independence is threatened, issuing another blunt warning to the West just days ahead of an election in which he’s all but certain to secure another six-year term. The Russian leader has repeatedly talked about his readiness to use nuclear weapons since invading Ukraine in February 2022. The most recent such threat came in his state-of-the-nation address last month, when he warned the West that deepening its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine would risk a nuclear war. Asked in an interview with Russian...
  • As Civilian Deaths Continue, Zelenskyy Calls for More Western Air Defense Systems to 'Save Lives'

    03/02/2024 12:34:00 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 115 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 2, 2024 | AFP (Frog Agent Press)
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday urged the West to deliver more air defense systems after at least six people were killed in the latest Russian strikes. Ukraine is currently on the back foot in the two-year war as a crucial $60-billion aid package is held up in the U.S. Congress. Kyiv also appeared to have had launched its own overnight drone attack that damaged a residential building in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second city. Kyiv has admitted it is heavily outgunned and outnumbered, facing ammunition shortages amid aid delays. Half of all promised Western ammunition arrives in the country late,...
  • Shooting Down 11 Jets In 11 Days, Ukraine Nudges The Russian Air Force Closer To Organizational Death-Spiral

    03/01/2024 5:24:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 127 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/19/2024 | David Axe
    The Russian air force lost another Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber on Thursday, the Ukrainian air force claimed. If confirmed, the Thursday shoot-down would extend an unprecedented hot streak for Ukrainian air-defenses. The Ukrainian claim they’ve shot down 11 Russian planes in 11 days: eight Su-34s, two Sukhoi Su-35 fighters and a rare Beriev A-50 radar plane. But those 11 claimed losses are worse than they might seem for the increasingly stressed Russian air force. In theory, the air arm has plenty more planes. In practice, the service is dangerously close to collapse.
  • Russian TV Avoids Mention of Ukraine War Anniversary amid 'Failures'

    02/28/2024 11:35:18 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 26, 2024 | Isabel van Brugen
    "Russian officials and state-run and state-affiliated TV channels likely refrained from commenting on the two-year anniversary of the start of Russia's full-scale invasion to avoid drawing attention to Russia's failures to achieve its stated strategic goals in Ukraine and its more immediate goals of seizing all of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, while also suffering high personnel losses," the ISW said... The think tank said a recent opinion poll, conducted by independent Russian opposition polling organization Chronicles between January 23 and 29, suggests that "Russian sentiments about the war in Ukraine have largely remained unchanged in recent months and that most...
  • Putin threatens to go nuclear — because his military is suffering badly in Ukraine

    02/26/2024 1:07:28 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 25, 2024 | Jonathan Sweet and Mark Toth
    But upcoming Biden administration and German decisions concerning the deployment of precision deep-strike weapons — namely ATACMS and the Taurus cruise missile — are likely weighing heavily on Putin’s mind, along with the coming introduction of F-16 fighter jets. Ditto bilateral security guarantees, some signed just days ago, with the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Canada — and Sweden’s and Britain’s announcements last week of additional military assistance. Europe is not giving up on Ukraine. Propaganda wins aside, it was a losing week for Putin... As many as 65 soldiers from Russia’s 39th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade...
  • Russia's Top 5 Blunders in Two Years of Ukraine War

    02/24/2024 6:47:08 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 24, 2024 | David Brennan
    For Russia, the battlefield situation is a testament to systemic failure. "Russia could not win this war at all," he continued. "No chances. Nothing to fix... Everything is wrong: Russia's strategy, Russia's ideology, decision-making process, education system, etcetera." Moscow's war effort has become more costly, more brutal and less ambitious over the past two years. The Kremlin's plodding devastation doctrine is still laying waste to front-line areas, but a goal of total victory was abandoned—like so many Russian soldiers—in the churned approaches to Kyiv in the spring of 2022... "Russia's army was unable to win anyway," Luzin said. "Russia put...
  • Russian army captures "certain number" of Ukrainian soldiers, Ukrainian military official says

    02/17/2024 5:36:46 AM PST · by hardspunned · 115 replies
    Ukrainska Pravda ^ | 2/17/24 | Ukrainska Pravda
    Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, Commander of the Tavriia Operational and Strategic Group of Forces (OSGF), has reported that Ukraine will appeal to international humanitarian organisations and intermediary countries over "a certain number" of Ukrainian soldiers captured in the war-torn town of Avdiivka. The withdrawal of personnel from Avdiivka took place in accordance with a plan developed with due regard to various scenarios and possible changes in the operational situation. Nevertheless, at the final stage of the operation, under the pressure of the enemy's superior forces, a certain number of Ukrainian soldiers were captured."
  • Russia Loses Two Prized Pantsir Systems As Ukraine Mocks 'Leaky' Defenses

    01/07/2024 2:15:18 PM PST · by Apparatchik · 75 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7 January 2024 | Ellie Cook
    Ukraine has destroyed two of Russia's Pantsir-S1 air-defense systems, officials said on Sunday, in the latest push by Kyiv to take out key Russian assets and ground-based weaponry. Fighters with Ukraine's intelligence agency, the GUR, took out two Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft systems in Russia's Belgorod border region on Saturday, the agency said in a statement on Sunday. Russian air defenses close to the country "turned out to be leaky," added Ivan Fedorov, the exiled Ukrainian mayor of the southern Moscow-controlled city of Melitopol.
  • Right-wing politician Javier Milei wins Argentina's presidential elections, promises pro-Ukrainian stance

    Javier Milei: "I brought the Ukrainian flag because those of us who support the ideas of freedom cannot tolerate or support an invasion like Russia has done to Ukraine,” Milei said before the Argentinian legislative assembly. When questioned about the Argentinian government’s stance on Russian aggression in Ukraine, Milei criticized it, stating that the government's position is weak, and that it has been complicit in supporting the worst dictatorships.
  • Putin Bristles as Other Leaders Criticize Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine

    11/23/2023 7:08:44 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2023 | Ivan Nechepurenko and Mujib Mashal
    In his first address to officials from the Group of 20 leading economies since his invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir V. Putin on Wednesday rebuffed criticism that the war’s aggression was “shocking” and accused Western nations of a double standard because of their response to the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Appearing at a virtual meeting of the G20, he called the war in Ukraine “a tragedy” that must be stopped and said Russia had “never refused” to engage in peace negotiations. For Mr. Putin, it was a rare interaction with Western leaders since the start of the war last...