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  • WW3 fears as Putin prepares to go all in on Ukraine: Russia paves the way for conscription and scrambles to annex Ukrainian territories, warning the West 'all forces' will be used to defend them

    09/20/2022 9:45:32 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 481 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/20/2022 | Chris Pleasance
    Vladimir Putin appeared poised to go all-in on his war in Ukraine today, sparking fears of an escalation in fighting that could drag in NATO and spark World War Three. In a day of rapid-fire developments, Kremlin stooges in Ukraine's Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions simultaneously announced referendums on becoming part of Russia between September 23 and 27, with the sham votes expected to easily pass. Dmitry Medvedev, a staunch Putin ally, then vowed 'all forces of self-defence' will be used to protect what he called 'Russian territory' - teeing up a new phase in the conflict involving weapons...
  • Iran to become full SCO member at September summit in Samarkand

    09/07/2022 7:34:20 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 2 replies
    Tehran (AsiaNews) – Iran will become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) with the signing of the memorandum of obligation at a summit in Samarkand, on 15-16 September. “This year, within Uzbekistan's chairmanship, Iran, as an observer state will ... become a full-fledged member of the SCO,” RIA Novosti quoted Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov as saying yesterday during a meeting in Moscow. Iran took one step closer to full membership on 17 September last year when its application was accepted 15 years after it was made. On that date, SCO began the country's accession, which usually...
  • REPORT: FBI ‘Point Man’ Timothy Thibault Suppressed Intel Provided by Hunter Biden

    09/05/2022 9:59:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 09/05/2022 | Kari Donovan
    Tony Bobulinski, one of Hunter Biden’s former business associates, is worried that former elite FBI agent Timothy Thibault may have helped hide information he provided the bureau about his relationship with the Biden family, directly familiar sources told The Washington Free Beacon. Except that wasn’t supposed to happen: “Someone please remind Democrats that according to the precedent established during Alexander Vindman, nobody gets to question the veracity, the motives and the integrity of great Patriot and naval veteran Tony Bobulinski while giving testimony to the Senate tomorrow. Check and mate.” Bobulinski was brave enough to give his story to the...
  • Most successful UAV in the world, Turkish TB2 destroyed more than 800 targets in Russia-Ukraine war

    09/02/2022 9:21:46 AM PDT · by · 53 replies ^ | September 2, 2022 | admin@defenceview
    Turkish Bayraktar TB2 have destroyed more than 800 Russian targets in ongoing war between Russian and Ukraine including two Ilyushin IL-76 strategic airlifter and more than 120 tanks Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial reconnaissance and strike vehicles turned out to be quite an effective weapon in the fight against various kinds of targets. As it turned out, these drones showed the greatest efficiency in the fight against MLRS, air defence systems and tanks, destroying more than 120 units of heavy combat vehicles and more than 280 missile launchers, although drones even account for combat aircraft and helicopters. According to statistics published...
  • VIDEO: Kazakhs Confront Russian Tourists Over 'Z' Stickers On Cars

    08/31/2022 11:41:22 AM PDT · by MercyFlush · 25 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | August 29, 2022 18:17 GMT | Radio Free Europe
    Russian tourists in Kazakhstan have faced anger from locals and even fines from police for sporting pro-war Z stickers on their cars.
  • Liz Cheney’s Husband Is Partner At Law Firm Representing Hunter Biden

    08/08/2022 3:58:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | AUGUST 08, 2022 | TRISTAN JUSTICE
    Philip Perry, who is married to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, is a partner at the same law firm representing President Joe Biden’s scandal-ridden son, Hunter. Last week, the Daily Mail reached out to Hunter Biden’s attorney for comment on a story unearthing new details to the extent the younger Biden leveraged the family name for lucrative overseas business ventures. In 2014, the paper reported, then-Vice President Biden met with a pair of Chinese energy executives connected to Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals. An attorney named Christopher Clark, who is listed with the firm Latham & Watkins as partner, responded to...
  • Kazakhstan reportedly boosting defence spending amid ‘Russian ambition’ jitters {Putin wants to slice up Kazakhstan now that he's lost Ukraine war}

    08/04/2022 7:57:14 PM PDT · by Cronos · 41 replies
    Intellinews ^ | 26 July 2022 | In
    Kazakhstan has significantly boosted its defence spending while seeking to strengthen ties with China and Nato nations amid anxieties that Moscow could expand its geopolitical ambitions beyond Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported, citing a Kazakh official. The ex-Soviet state is committing an additional Kazakhstani tenge (KZT) 441bn ($918mn) to its defence budget, marking a nearly 1.5-fold rise from last year’s budget of $1.7bn, the newspaper reported. Part of the money would go to increasing Kazakhstan’s military reserves, according to a the quoted senior official, who added that Kazakhstan has learned lessons from Ukraine’s fierce resistance to the...
  • Kazakh President Steps up Purge of Security Agency After Mass Unrest

    01/09/2022 2:32:38 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies ^ | 1/9/2021 |
    Kazakhstan's president fired two more top security officials on Sunday after the worst unrest in three decades of post-Soviet independence and authorities said the situation was stabilising, with Russian-led troops guarding key facilities. The sacked officials were deputies to former intelligence chief Karim Massimov, who was arrested on suspicion of treason after violent protests swept the oil- and uranium-producing Central Asian republic that borders Russia and China. Thousands of people have been detained and public buildings torched during mass anti-government protests in the past week. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued shoot-to-kill orders to end unrest he has blamed on bandits and...
  • Putin’s Unexpected Challenge: Snubs From His Central Asian Allies

    07/27/2022 10:46:38 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 24-JUL-2022 | Evan Gershkovich
    At the start of the year, Russia dispatched more than 2,000 troops to its longtime ally Kazakhstan to help put down violent antigovernment unrest. Six weeks later, when Russian troops stormed into Ukraine, Kazakhstan had an opportunity to repay the favor by supporting the invasion. It didn’t.
  • Kazakh President Hits Out Over Sugar Crisis

    07/14/2022 6:39:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Inquirer ^ | July 14, 2022
    Kazakhstan’s president on Thursday blasted his government for its handling of a sugar crisis as shortages and price spikes contributed to chaotic scenes in supermarkets. Rising living costs since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic have helped fuel unrest in Central Asia, including in the region’s richest country, Kazakhstan, where bloody turmoil in January left 238 people dead. Demonstrators attend a rally in memory of victims of the recent country-wide unrest in Almaty on February 13, 2022. Hundreds gathered in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty on February 13, 2022 to commemorate victims of the deadly unrest last month, defying an official...
  • Russia Working on Taliban Ties, Putin Says in Tajikistan

    06/28/2022 1:09:19 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 8 replies
    US News ^ | 6/28/2022 | AP
    President Vladimir Putin says Russia is trying to build relations with the Taliban and that Russia wants to see all the ethnic groups in Afghanistan take part in running the country. Putin's statement Tuesday came in a meeting with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan during the Russian leader's first trip abroad since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict.
  • Putin to make first foreign trips since launching Ukraine war (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus)

    06/26/2022 2:53:28 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/26/2022 | Reuters
    Vladimir Putin will visit two small former Soviet states in central Asia this week, Russian state television reported on Sunday, in what would be the Russian leader’s first known trip abroad since ordering the invasion of Ukraine. -snip- Pavel Zarubin, the Kremlin correspondent of the Rossiya 1 state television station, said Putin would visit Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and then meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo for talks in Moscow. In Dushanbe, Putin will meet Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon, a close Russian ally and the longest-serving ruler of a former Soviet state. In Ashgabat, he will attend a summit of Caspian nations...
  • Russia's 'outdated weapons' no match for Ukraine as 55% of forces WIPED OUT in Donbas

    06/22/2022 10:12:16 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 109 replies
    Express UK ^ | 6/22/2022 | James Lee
    RUSSIA's "outdated weapons" have proven to be no match for Ukrainian defences as the latest intelligence report from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) shows 55 percent of Russian-backed forces have been wiped out in the Donbas region. With the focus of the conflict heavily concentrated in the Donbas region in and around the strategic industrial city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine has called on the west to supply extra weapons to defend the territory. Russia has announced it has all but captured the city as heavy shelling continues, however, the cost of the operation has taken its toll on Russian personnel, with...
  • Russia ally Kazakhstan refuses to recognise Donetsk, Luhansk as 'independent republics'

    06/19/2022 3:04:03 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 22 replies
    India Today ^ | 6/28/2022 | Geeta Mohan
    Kazakhstan, an ally of Russia, has refused to recognise the Donetsk and Luhansk as independent republics. Both the leaders of the disputed Donbas region, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik, were present at the 25th St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). But even Russian allies for now are apprehensive to recognise them as ‘Heads of Government’. On Friday, one of the key dignitaries, Kazakhstan President President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, while sharing the stage with President Putin at the plenary session, hit a rare discordant note from Kremlin’s position. “If the right to self-determination is put into practice all over the world, then...
  • Putin ‘threatens action’ against ex-Soviet states if they defy Russia (Kazakhstan in particular)

    06/19/2022 6:57:39 AM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 6-19-2022 | Zaina Alibhai
    Vladimir Putin has issued a thinly-veiled threat to former Soviet Union countries – warning they could share the same fate as Ukraine for defying Russia. Vladimir Putin’s words came after Kazakhstan denied the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk (Picture: Getty) The Russian President made clear he would not hesitate to take the same action against them should they turn against the Kremlin, and would no longer ‘be allies’ with the country. Mr Putin’s comments followed those of the president of Kazakhstan, who had described the pro-Russian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in the Donbas as ‘quasi-states territories’. As Kassym-Jomart Tokayev...
  • British YouTube star arrested near Russian space launchpad in Kazakhstan

    05/07/2022 2:41:09 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 27 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | May 7, 2022 | Ryan Fahey
    A British YouTuber has been arrested in Kazakhstan close to a rocket launch pad rented by Russia. Benjamin Rich, who is known for visiting risky and remote destinations for his Bald and Bankrupt YouTube channel, has been arrested at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. News of the arrest was announced by the head of Russia's space agency, Roscosmos. In an online post Dmitry Rogozin wrote that Rich - who has 3.53 million followers - and a woman by the name of Alina Tseliupa were being held by one of the launch pads at Baikonur, which Russia rents from Kazakhstan. Local...
  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • Putins goals and philosophy: Timothy Snyder: If Ukrainians hadn’t fought back, the world would’ve been a much darker place

    04/26/2022 2:24:22 AM PDT · by · 21 replies ^ | 2022/03/31 | Sławomir Sierakowski
    “If the Ukrainians hadn’t fought back, the world would’ve been a much darker place.” [In an interview with the Polish magazine Polityka, prominent American scholar of Central and Eastern Europe Professor Timothy Snyder explains Putin’s ultimate goal, why Russia’s war against Ukraine is akin to genocide, why Putin has a more radical perspective than Stalin and why only Hitler had a similar plan, and why the fact that Ukrainians are fighting is so important for the whole world.] Putin’s goals and philosophy Sławomir Sierakowski: What is Putin’s ultimate goal in this war? Timothy Snyder: That’s no big secret: to destroy...
  • Kazakhstan slowly backing away from its Russian ally Nur-Sultan says it won’t be ‘tool’ to circumvent Western sanctions while Moscow subtly squeezes Kazakh oil shipments through its territory

    04/24/2022 9:20:15 PM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Asia times ^ | 19 April 2022 | Nikola mikovic
    Kazakh authorities have not openly supported Russia’s invasion and are making moves that could, at least to a certain extent, distance Nur-Sultan from the Kremlin. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his “special military operation” in Ukraine, Kazakhstan has tried to cling to a neutral stance. Although Nur-Sultan is a member of the Moscow-led Eurasian Union, as well as its Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the energy-rich Central Asian nation has supported Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and openly stressed that it does not intend to recognize the Russia-backed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. On the other hand, Kazakhstan did not...
  • Russian Soldiers install Lenin Statue in occupied Ukraine

    04/18/2022 3:26:38 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 120 replies
    Russian soldiers have installed a Lenin statie in captured Ukrainian territory per twitter.