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  • Watch: Warehouse With 900 Tonnes of Recycled Lithium Car Batteries Bursts Into Flames

    02/18/2024 9:30:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/18/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    A massive fire broke out at a French industrial site used for recycling hybrid and electric car batteries on Saturday, sending thick clouds of smoke into the air. The town of Viviez in the department of Aveyron in Southern France was shrouded by black clouds of smoke after a fire broke out at a warehouse used to hold hybrid and electric car lithium batteries. Overall, the site held an estimated 900 tonnes of lithium batteries, however, officials claimed that the cause of the fire has still not been determined, Le Figaro reports.
  • Brazil man dies after shocking video shows 'wife setting him on fire in the middle of a store before watching him run out in flames'

    12/09/2023 2:09:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/08/23 | Adry Torres
    This is the horrifying moment a man's wife allegedly flew into a jealous rage and set him on fire at a fish market she owns in Brazil. André Chapeta, 50, died on Friday less than a week after sustaining devastating burn injuries. The incident took place Monday at a store in Rio de Janeiro when Ana María Paixaõ spotted Chapeta sitting at a table. A surveillance camera showed Paixaõ walking past the counter and appearing to open a bottle before dousing a flammable liquid over his body. The woman allegedly then flicked a lighter and set him on fire. Chapeta...
  • Russia's only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov catches fire

    12/24/2022 1:47:39 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies ^ | 12/22/22 | Nataliya Vasilyeva
    Russia’s only aircraft carrier caught fire on Thursday, only a matter of months before it was meant to return to sea after lengthy repairs.The Admiral Kuznetsov was close to being released back to the Russian navy after years of repairs when it caught fire, Alexei Rakhmanov, head of the state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), told Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.“There has been a little problem during repairs,” Mr Rakhmanov said. “The blaze has been put out. All fire alarms worked normally. There are no casualties or damage.”About 20 people were evacuated from the ship that caught fire at the drydock...
  • Five Wonders of the Ukraine-russia War: How the Ukrainians Did What Seemed Impossible

    12/12/2022 9:13:09 PM PST · by · 102 replies
    Defense Express ^ | 12-11-2022 | Інформаційна агенція Staff
    Five examples when the Ukrainian warriors proved there is nothing impossible for Ukraine Since the first days of the russian full-scale invasion, Ukrainian defense forces have not only been deterring russian offense against multiply overwhelming force, but also doing it the way that writes the modern history of warfare. Defense Express has gathered five examples of when the Ukrainians made what'd been seen impossible. *Read more: [The russians Brought the Most Powerful Artillery Systems to Bakhmut, But They May Run out of Ammunition-] The Terms of Mastering New Weapons Nowadays it is taken for granted: the allies give some...
  • Russian military convoy has advanced from Ivankiv to outskirts of Kyiv, satellite images show (17 miles long)

    02/28/2022 8:10:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 6,565 replies
    CNN ^ | February 28th, 2022 | Paul P. Murphy
    A Russian military convoy that was outside of Ivankiv, Ukraine, on Sunday has since made it to the outskirts of Kyiv, satellite images show.On Sunday, the convoy was roughly 40 miles northwest of the Ukrainian capital, according to images provided by Maxar Technologies.Maxar said that roughly 17 miles of roadway is chocked full of the convoy, which consists of armored vehicles, tanks, towed artillery and other logistical vehicles. The private US company said the convoy was located on the T-1011 highway at Antonov air base around 11:11 a.m local time.Antonov is roughly 17 miles from the center of the Ukrainian...
  • WATCH: Horrifying Video Shows Man With Gasoline Backpack Burst Into Flames After Being Tased By Police

    10/27/2022 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Breaking 9-1-1 ^ | October 26, 2022 | Staff
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KHBS) – A police chase with a motorcyclist in Little Rock, Arkansas, earlier this month ended in flames. Arkansas State Police troopers tased the driver of a speeding motorcycle without knowing his backpack was filled with gasoline. Christopher Gaylor is in the hospital and expected to recover. He faces several charges, including felony fleeing, failure to register a vehicle and reckless driving. VIDEO AT LINK..............
  • Fleeing Felon Bursts Into Flames After Getting Tased

    10/25/2022 1:57:46 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 19 replies
    PJMedia ^ | October 24 2022 | Kevin Downey
    FIREBALL! One minute you’re on your motorcycle with the wind in your hair, fleeing cops at over 100 miles per hour, and suddenly, BOOM! You look like a Buddhist monk with an ax to grind. Dash-cam video has surfaced of a highspeed chase on October 13 at roughly 1:11 a.m. involving Arkansas State Troopers and a man on a motorcycle who refused to pull over. A state trooper noticed the motorcycle didn’t have a license plate so the cop lit him up—oops, I mean turned on his police lights. The biker decided to hit the blast and a high-speed...
  • Cornered like a rat, Vladimir Putin is more dangerous than ever, warns Russia expert

    10/10/2022 8:03:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 143 replies
    The horrifying attacks on Ukraine yesterday– are a sign that the Russian president is, if not yet desperate, getting nearer to it. They represent a highly significant psychological shift for the beleaguered leader. He is no longer trying to win the war: now he is simply trying not to visibly lose it. Previously he could have defined victory however he wanted. But by annexing Ukrainian regions, he has upped the already high stakes. If he cedes so-called ‘Russian’ territory, he will become the Tsar who gave away Russian land instead of the strongman who restored the empire. And by ordering...
  • West has now set a course on total terrorist warfare

    10/09/2022 1:26:16 PM PDT · by Vlad0 · 132 replies
    The Saker ^ | 10/9/2022 | Andrei
    From what I have read, a truck filled with explosives blew up, killing three people in a car nearby, and then the flames took over a train also crossing the bridge. That train was full of fuel. It is only thanks to the amazing speed at which the bridge crews reacted that the damage was limited to only 9 wagons and, therefore, to a much shorter segment of the rail tracks.Looking at the video, one would imagine that the bridge is in ruins. In fact, traffic was reestablished on both rail tracks and the road in less than 24 hours...
  • Massive explosion destroys the only bridge between Russia and Crimea in suspected attack by Ukrainian saboteurs (Kerch Bridge)

    10/08/2022 1:11:46 AM PDT · by dennisw · 240 replies
    that threatens to cut off annexed peninsula from Putin's reinforcements A huge explosion has hit the only bridge between Crimea and Russia, a crucial supply line for Putin's forces Footage shows the blast following the rail bridge engulfed in flames and the road bridge next to it collapsed The cause of the explosion is not known but Ukraine has been targeting Russian logistics in recent weeks Footage appears to show a truck exploding on the road section of the bridge as sabotage is suspected A crucial bridge linking Russia and Ukraine has caught fire in a spectacular explosion in a...
  • Russian forces in Kherson cut off from supplies from Crimea after bridge attacks

    08/31/2022 9:58:41 AM PDT · by · 32 replies
    30 August, 06:46 PM
    According to Yanushevich, Ukrainian strikes have completely decommissioned almost all the major bridges in the region - Antonivskyi (road and railway), as well as the Nova Kakhovka Dam Bridge. “As a result of these actions, the Russian army was cut off from the supply of weapons and personnel from the territory of Crimea and the left-bank part of Kherson Oblast,” Yanushevich explained. He also confirmed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have launched an offensive in all directions in southern Ukraine, but added that the authorities can only provide official information from the military. “We must remain calm and not...
  • The Kerch Bridge is on Fire

    10/07/2022 8:57:17 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 220 replies
    @KyleWOrton ^ | 107/2022 | Kyle Orton
    Breaking: The Kerch Bridge, which connects occupied Crimea to Russia, is on fire.
  • Key bridge linking Crimea to Russia hit by huge explosion

    10/07/2022 11:00:25 PM PDT · by Cronos · 133 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8th October 2022 | Peter beaumont
    The Kerch bridge from Russia to Crimea, a hated symbol of the Kremlin’s occupation of the southern Ukrainian peninsular, has been hit by a massive explosion on the span that carries railway traffic. Images from the bridge showed a fiercely burning fire engulfing at least two railway carriages from a train on the bridge, accompanied by a vast column of black smoke. The explosion, which witnesses said could be heard kilometres away, took place around 6am on Saturday while a train was crossing the bridge, although it was not immediately clear what caused it. Some images appeared to show a...
  • Putin Has 'Lost Control' as Infighting Breaks Out Among Russia's Elite

    10/06/2022 9:02:04 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/6/2022 | ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    ideos have emerged on social media that appeared to show infighting among Russia's elite, with mobilized Russians allegedly complaining about accommodation conditions before being sent to fight in Ukraine. On Wednesday, the pro-Russian Telegram channel Rybar published a video that appeared to show Russian soldiers standing in front of a passenger train. The clip has been geolocated to Russia's Belgorod region near the Ukraine border. "We are now in the Belgorod region. There are about 500 of us. Material support, monetary allowance...Absolutely nothing!" the cameraman states, panning the video to his fellow soldiers. The majority have their face covered with...
  • Ukraine takes back dozens of towns in ‘annexed’ regions; Putin is ‘out of moves,’ ex-CIA chief says

    10/05/2022 6:39:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies ^ | October 5, 2022 | Holly Ellyatt
    Ukrainian forces have counted more gains on the battlefield, with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailing more “good news from the front lines” in his nightly address Tuesday. Rapid and significant gains have been counted in Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the south in particular, with advances in the Kherson region. Now, dozens of settlements have been liberated this week across four regions that Russia “annexed” last week, Zelenskyy said. Moscow’s hold on “annexed” territories (Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Donetsk) looks increasingly tenuous, with none of the regions fully occupied by Russian forces, and as Ukraine’s counteroffensives in the east and south maintain their...
  • Ukraine forces break through Russian defences in south, advance in east, Seizing more territory in areas annexed by Moscow and threatening supply lines for Russian troops

    10/04/2022 7:36:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Apple News via Reuters ^ | 10/03/2022 | Jonathan Landay and Tom Balmforth
    SVIATOHIRSK/KYIV (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces have broken through Russia’s defences in the south of the country while expanding their rapid offensive in the east, seizing back more territory in areas annexed by Moscow and threatening supply lines for Russian troops. Making their biggest breakthrough in the south since the war began, Ukrainian forces recaptured several villages in an advance along the strategic Dnipro River on Monday, Ukrainian officials and a Russian-installed leader in the area said. The southern breakthrough mirrors recent Ukrainian advances in the east, even as Moscow has tried to raise the stakes by annexing land, ordering mobilisation,...
  • Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov blames Russian commander Alexander Lapin for loss in Lyman (Update: Lapin responds to Kadyrov)

    10/03/2022 3:05:40 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 19 replies
    Euro Weekly News ^ | 10/1/2022 | Matthew Roscoe
    CHECHEN leader Ramzan Kadyrov has immediately taken to Telegram to blame Russian commander Alexander Lapin for Russia’s retreat in Lyman, Ukraine. Ramzan Kadyrov blamed Colonel General Oleksandr Lapin, who commanded the defence of this section of the front, for the loss of Lyman. “I have always said: there is nothing better than the truth, however bitter and hurtful, but the truth,” he said. “It is the only way to move forward. That is why I cannot keep quiet about what happened in Krasny Lyman.” He added: “The commander of the Central Military District Colonel-General Alexander Lapin was in charge of...
  • Chechen President Kadyrov prepares his 14-16yo children for the frontlines

    10/03/2022 3:23:54 PM PDT · by philman_36 · 56 replies
    RT ^ | 10/3/22 | RT
    You will NEVER see this in America.
  • Russian T-80 Tank With Improvised Anti-Drone Armor Reportedly Appears In Crimea

    12/07/2021 5:26:00 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 25 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2021 | BY THOMAS NEWDICK
    mid growing concerns about a potential new large-scale Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory, at least one Russian T-80 tank has apparently been sighted in occupied Crimea with a bizarre-looking ad hoc armor fit. Armor of this type has been increasingly appearing on Russian tanks as of late and appears to be primarily intended to defend them against attacks by loitering munitions and other armed unmanned aircraft. The solution, which is part of a wider trend of improved defenses for Russian tanks, may well have been inspired by the destruction wrought by drone-launched munitions during last year’s conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, although...
  • Putin’s hubris in Ukraine recalls Russia’s disastrous war with Japan

    09/11/2022 11:26:45 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2022 | Gordon F. Sander
    Vladimir Putin has taken to comparing himself to some of his czarist predecessors, invoking their military triumphs. In June, he praised Peter the Great for “taking back and reinforcing” territory in the Baltics in the Great Northern War in the 18th century. But as Putin’s effort to conquer parts of Ukraine slogs into its sixth month, some historians feel he more closely resembles Nicholas II, whose 1904-1905 war against Japan was an unmitigated disaster. The parallels between the two conflicts are undeniable. Just as Nicholas underestimated his Japanese adversary, so did Putin, who was convinced that his invasion of Ukraine...