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  • Large explosion at Iran's aviation and space force headquarters in Tehran

    12/18/2023 1:12:53 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 43 replies
    Large explosion at Iran's aviation and space force headquarters in Tehran. These headquarters supply missiles and UAVs to regime proxies in the region.
  • 55 Presumed Dead After China's Nuclear Sub Gets Caught In Trap Meant For US, Its Allies: Reports

    10/07/2023 6:23:55 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 59 replies
    IBT ^ | 10/5/2023 | initha Jacob
    A Chinese nuclear submarine got caught in a trap intended for U.S. or British submarines in the Yellow Sea, killing 55 people on board, multiple reports claimed. However, Beijing has not yet released any information to corroborate or deny the catastrophic accident. The news outlets, citing a British intelligence report, said 22 officers, seven officer cadets, nine petty officers and 17 sailors were killed in an accident involving a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) nuclear submarine on Aug. 21. International Business Times could not independently verify the information. If true, the incident "reflects poorly on the PLA Navy's capabilities," Niranjan...
  • Russia blocks US arms control inspectors in blow to milestone treaty, State Department says

    02/01/2023 6:43:06 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 1, 2023 | Joel Gerhke
    Russia is flouting its obligations under a major arms control treaty with the United States, according to State Department officials. “Russia is not complying with its obligation under the New START Treaty to facilitate inspection activities on its territory,” a State Department spokesman said Tuesday. "Russia’s refusal to facilitate inspection activities prevents the United States from exercising important rights under the treaty and threatens the viability of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control.” Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s team outlined that breakdown in a notification to key congressional leaders on Tuesday. The assessment points to the degeneration of the last major arms...
  • ‘Hero’ Spy Was Executed By Mistake – Zelensky Aide

    01/19/2023 11:43:15 AM PST · by navysealdad · 23 replies
    The extrajudicial execution of Denis Kireev in March 2022 was due to a lack of coordination between security services, the top aide to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said on Thursday. Mikhail Podoliak was responding to a Wall Street Journal feature describing the 45-year-old banker as an asset of Ukrainian military intelligence, who supposedly helped save Kiev from Russian attack.
  • 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...
  • Current European Natural Gas Storage Data (14-DEC-2022)

    12/16/2022 6:50:01 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 11 replies
    Celsius Energy ^ | 14-DEC-2022 | Celsius Energy
    European natural gas inventories fell by -163 BCF over past week. EU nat gas storage 86% full. Current inventories at 3304 BCF.
  • 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 · 6,215 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...
  • How Ukraine Uses Obsolete Soviet Grenades To Destroy Russian Tanks From Above

    05/06/2022 6:51:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 123 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | May 05, 2022 | By RFE/RL
    Ukrainian fighters have found a new use for outdated grenades that is proving spectacularly effective at destroying Russian tanks and other armored vehicles. This photo released by Aerorozvidka, an organization that develops Ukraine's use of small drones in warfare, shows a Ukrainian-made octocopter drone with two bomblets mounted beneath it. Videos recently released by Aerorozvidka show what appears to be the same, tail-finned explosives being dropped by drone before destroying armored vehicles with catastrophic explosions. Weapons trackers following the conflict in Ukraine have identified the bomblets as modified Soviet-era RKG-3 anti-tank grenades with 3D-printed tail fins attached to stabilize...
  • Raid Russia’s ‘huge pot of gold’? Europe grapples over confiscating frozen assets to pay for rebuilding Ukraine

    10/25/2022 2:17:16 PM PDT · by dennisw · 78 replies
    MSN ^ | 10-25 | Christiaan Hetzner
    Can Brussels raid the tens of billions of euros in Russian assets frozen by the European Union to pay for Ukraine’s recovery? This thorny legal question is currently under examination by the EU Commission as the cash-strapped bloc looks for potentially €18 billion ($18 billion) next year to keep Ukraine afloat as it fends off Moscow’s invasion. Ursula von der Leyen, the EU Commission's president, told reporters on Tuesday in Berlin that she had set up a task force to both map what assets exist as well as the preconditions that must be met to seize them. “The will is...
  • Did You Know? Europe now has a natural gas oversupply (if you include ships waiting to unload)

    10/24/2022 8:18:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2022 | John Sexton
    We all know how this has played out. This summer Russia started monkeying with the natural gas supply to Germany and the rest of Europe, claiming there was some technical problem that required maintenance. Then they cut the gas off completely and not long after that someone blew up the Nord Stream pipeline. The result of all this has been a huge spike in energy prices in Europe and concern that there might not be enough gas to heat homes this winter.But here we are in late October and the situation is looking very different. For one thing, Europe has...
  • Wave of LNG tankers is overwhelming Europe in energy crisis and hitting natural gas prices

    10/24/2022 7:46:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies ^ | October 24, 2022 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    The U.S. is exporting more LNG to Europe as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine and cuts made to natural gas supplies ahead of winter, but there has been a buildup of LNG vessels waiting to unload at ports with European infrastructure unable to handle the increased LNG shipments. Sixty LNG tankers have been idling or slowly sailing around northwest Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Iberian Peninsula, according to MarineTraffic. One is anchored at the Suez Canal. Eight LNG vessels that came from the U.S. are underway to Spain’s Huelva port. ... European gas prices had soared above 340...
  • Germans cut gas consumption amid war, warm weather {down by 31% year on year}

    10/20/2022 8:53:07 PM PDT · by Cronos · 37 replies
    DW ^ | 21 October 2022
    Germany's national network regulator says gas consumption last week was down 31% compared to figures from 2018-2021. Officials say that has to do with unseasonably warm weather as well as heightened consumer awareness. According to the Bundesnetzagentur, Germany's federal network regulator, households and light industry in the country consumed less gas last week than the average for the same period between 2018-2021. The news followed a similar find from the week prior. Agency President Klaus Müller said households consumed an average of 608 gigawatt-hours per day in calendar week 41, compared to 881 GWh/day in previous years — a drop...
  • Germany Could Run Out of Gas by February, Must Cut Consumption by Up to 30 Per Cent

    10/21/2022 6:40:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2022 | Peter Caddle
    Germany could be completely out of gas by February, the country’s gas agency has said, with some experts saying that the country needs to cut consumption by 30 per cent to make it through the crisis intact. A reduction in gas consumption of up to 30 per cent may be required if Germany wants to make it through the coming winter intact, some experts have claimed, while the country’s gas agency has expressed concern that the nation could run out of the hydrocarbon by February.
  • China has stopped sales of LNG to Europe to make sure its own households have enough gas for the winter, report says

    10/17/2022 8:04:49 AM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    Market Insider ^ | 10/17/22
    China told state-owned natural gas importers like Sinopec and CNOOC to halt LNG sales to Europe, per Bloomberg. The order to halt resales comes as Beijing looks to protect domestic gas supplies for the winter. China has been a crucial supplier of gas to Europe as the region faces a Russia-driven energy crisis. Beijing has reportedly told state-owned natural gas importers to halt resales of cargoes to buyers in Europe and Asia, to make sure China has enough supply for domestic needs this winter. The National Development and Reform Commission has spoken to Chinese energy giants PetroChina, Sinopec and CNOOC...
  • Russia’s Gazprom Releases Photos of NATO Seafox Mine Destroyer Found Next to Nord Stream Pipeline in 2015 – NATO Tried to Blow It Up At Least Once Before

    10/11/2022 6:22:15 AM PDT · by dila813 · 31 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | October 11, 2022 at 7:30am | Jim Hoft
    Russia’s TASS News Service released photos on Tuesday of a NATO Seafox mine disposal unmanned underwater drone was found during a scheduled visual inspection of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in November 2015. Russia accused NATO of attempting to blow up the pipeline in 2015. The incident made international headlines at the time. Via KimDotCom.
  • 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...