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  • Why Iran Has Decided To Arm Russia, And The Price To Pay

    04/15/2024 10:28:03 AM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 47 replies
    So what changed the policy in Tehran? Mikhail Podolyak, the head of the Ukraine Presidential Office, blamed Iran for agreeing to be "directly complicit in the mass murder of Ukrainians." Why?, he asked: "Russia offered something important to Iran in exchange for killer drones and a ballistic missile contract. It is one of these options: uranium and other materials; nuclear technology; regional guarantees from the Russian Federation."
  • Sweden finally joins NATO in expansion spurred by Putin’s Ukraine war

    03/07/2024 9:52:55 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2024 | Emily Rauhala
    Sweden officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Thursday, a historic shift that highlights how Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is transforming European security in ways he may not have foreseen. At a meeting in Washington, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson deposited the final paperwork with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the last step needed for the former militarily nonaligned nation to become NATO’s 32nd member. Sweden’s neighbor, Finland, joined last year. To justify his aggression in Ukraine, Putin cited the possibility of NATO expansion. Now, in one of the conflict’s many twists, his war has brought a...
  • 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 Ally Vows Nuclear Strike on Washington if Ukraine Wins

    02/18/2024 1:52:59 PM PST · by JonPreston · 83 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/18/24 | Aliss Higham
    Aclose ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened the use of nuclear weapons on the U.S. if it fails in its invasion of Ukraine.In a Telegram post on Sunday, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia, has claimed the Moscow would use nuclear weapons in the event that "Ukraine with its allies" managed to push Russia out of the war-torn country. make nuclear threats against key U.S. and European capital cities. "Against Kyiv, Berlin, London, Washington. Against all other beautiful historical places that have been long ago included in the flight targets of our nuclear triad,"...
  • Putin Says He Prefers 'More Predictable' Biden Over Trump

    02/14/2024 2:54:00 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 120 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/14/2024 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that he preferred Joe Biden to Donald Trump but was willing to work with any U.S. president. Putin was asked by interviewer Pavel Zarubin who was "better for us" out of Biden, a Democrat, and Trump, a Republican. Putin replied: "Biden. He is a more experienced, predictable person, a politician of the old school. But we will work with any U.S. president who the American people have confidence in.”
  • Tucker Carlson Is Wrong About Moscow — And The United States

    02/14/2024 7:48:45 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 122 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/14/2024 | David Harsanyi
    At the World Government Summit, Tucker Carlson told a gathering of world leaders that Moscow “was so much nicer than any city” in the United States. “It’s radicalizing for an American to go to Moscow,” Tucker went on. “I didn’t know that. I’ve learned it this week, to Singapore, to Tokyo, to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, because these cities, no matter how we’re told they’re run and on what principles they’re run, are wonderful places to live -snip- If you’re wealthy, I imagine, Moscow is pretty great. This is true of most European cities. When you’re an American tourist, you...
  • Putin claims Russia-Iran alliance has turned tide of Ukraine war

    12/10/2023 4:35:04 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 48 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/7/2023 | Joe Barnes
    Vladimir Putin has said that his alliance with Iran has turned the tide of the war in Ukraine, with Tehran’s support giving his forces momentum. Steady supplies of Iranian kamikaze drones, artillery shells and bullets have arrived in Russia since the invasion began, with Tehran quickly becoming one of the Kremlin’s closest military allies as both countries attempt to weather the impact of sanctions. “Our relations are developing very well. Please convey my best wishes to leader [Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei,” Putin told Ebrahim Raisi, the Iranian president, in Tehran on Thursday. Thanks to the Iranian head of state, Putin said,...
  • Putin pardons Satanist killer after the criminal fought in Ukraine

    11/25/2023 8:22:01 PM PST · by Cronos · 45 replies
    Euronews ^ | 22nd November 2023 | Saskia O"Donoghue
    More Programmes Live NewsWorldRussia Putin pardons Satanist killer after the criminal fought in Ukraine Putin, pictured here last year, has drawn criticism for the move By Saskia O'Donoghue with AFP Published on 22/11/2023 - 15:37 Share this article Comments Nikolai Ogolobyak was given the reprieve after fighting for the notorious Storm Z unit of the Russian army in their war against Ukraine. The Kremlin has announced it will maintain its policy of presidential pardons for prisoners who agree to fight in Ukraine. The news comes following reports by Russian press revealing that a man convicted of Satanist and cannibalistic murders...
  • Putin pardons Satanic cannibal that beheaded four teens after he fought in Ukraine

    11/23/2023 2:39:39 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 21, 2023 | Snejana Farberov
    A Russian cannibal in a Satanic cult that slaughtered four teenagers — beheading and partially eating two of them — has been pardoned by President Vladimir Putin after fighting against Ukraine in a notorious unit of convicts. Nikolai Ogolobyak, 33, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2010 for murder and desecrating corpses over a series of horrifying ritualistic murders that rocked the Yaroslavl region — where the then-teenager was known as “Count.” Ogolobyak and other Satan worshippers, including one nicknamed “Hitler,” beheaded two of their four victims — then cut out their hearts and tongues which they then...
  • Russia's Gas Production Collapses to Late-Stage USSR Levels

    09/30/2023 8:26:44 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 30, 2023 | Brendan Cole
    The country's state energy giant Gazprom said in its latest report that gas production in the first half of 2023 was 179.45 billion cubic meters (bcm). Gazprom added that this represents a year-on-year decrease of nearly a quarter (24.7 percent), and a 26.5 percent drop in gas supplies to the domestic and foreign markets... The invasion also pushed Europe to cut purchases of Russian oil and gas drastically. The continent overcame an energy crunch last winter, in part by reducing energy consumption and finding other suppliers, such as sellers of seaborne liquefied natural gas (LNG)... Independent Russian-language news outlet Agentstvo...
  • Russia tortured some Ukrainian victims to death, UN inquiry says

    09/25/2023 6:25:00 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2023 | Emma Farge
    Russian occupiers tortured Ukrainians so brutally that some of their victims died, and forced families to listen as they raped women next door, members of a U.N.-mandated investigative body said on Monday, in their latest findings from the field. Erik Møse, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva his team had "collected further evidence indicating that the use of torture by Russian armed forces in areas under their control has been widespread and systematic". "In some cases, torture was inflicted with such brutality that it caused the death of the victim,"...
  • Russia general says Ukraine just ‘stepping stone’ to invade Europe: ‘Won’t stop'

    09/12/2023 5:35:40 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | September 10, 2023 | Mallika Soni
    A key Russian general who Russian president Vladimir Putin promoted this week said that Moscow's invasion of Ukraine is a mere "stepping stone" to further conflict with Europe. Vladimir Putin promoted lieutenant general Andrey Mordvichev to the rank of colonel-general after he had already been serving in the role of commanding the central military district and Russian central grouping of forces in Ukraine. In an interview with Moscow's state-run Russia-1, Andrey Mordvichev said that he believes Vladimir Putin's war will last quite a long time and expand in the future. "I think there's still plenty of time to spend. It...
  • North Korea’s Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia ahead of meeting with Vladimir Putin

    09/12/2023 5:40:59 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/12/2023 | Lawrence Richard
    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un reportedly arrived in Russia Tuesday ahead of an expected meeting with President Vladimir Putin, officials said. The two leaders, flanked by their top military officials, are set to negotiate a potential arms deal to help resupply Moscow’s military drained by its war in Ukraine. North Korea may have tens of millions of artillery shells and rockets that could give a boost to the Russian army, analysts say. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency previously said Kim boarded his personal train Sunday afternoon en route to Russia, accompanied by unspecified members of the country’s ruling...
  • North Korea's Kim En Route to Russia for Talks With Putin

    09/11/2023 12:43:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 11 Sep 2023
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has set off for Russia aboard a special train, a South Korean source said, as Pyongyang and Moscow on Monday (Sep 11) confirmed a summit with President Vladimir Putin amid Russia's deepening isolation over the war in Ukraine. Kim will visit Russia in the coming days at the invitation of Putin, the Kremlin said, while North Korean state news agency KCNA said the two would "meet and have a talk", without elaborating. US officials have said the pair would discuss possible arms deals to aid Russia's war in Ukraine and provide North Korea with...
  • Putin is developing a sinister new plan for victory

    09/05/2023 11:51:48 AM PDT · by Mariner · 116 replies
    The Telegraph via Yahoo ^ | September 5th, 2023 | Colonel Richard Kemp
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s planned meeting with Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, as revealed by US intelligence, gives us a new insight into Russia’s strategy in Ukraine as well as a warning of wider dangers for the world.As Kyiv’s offensive wears on into its fourth month, with only limited success and a few Russian counter attacks, it is becoming clear that Moscow’s plan may be to allow Ukraine to exhaust its men, tanks, shells and missiles against the Surovikin Line’s hardest edge. The thinking could be that, once Ukraine’s Western equipped and trained manoeuvre forces have been ground down, Russia...
  • Ukraine counteroffensive against Russia finally showing signs of progress

    09/01/2023 5:05:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 88 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 1st, 2023 | Alexander Nazaryan·Senior White House Correspondent
    Throughout the summer, Ukraine has struggled to mount a counteroffensive that could puncture defenses Russia had spent months erecting. Allies watched in frustration as the Ukrainian military used sophisticated weaponry from Western Europe and the United States to seemingly little effect. The Russians were dug in and, it seemed, going nowhere.But this week, the Ukrainians appeared to be showing signs of forward momentum in the Zaporizhzhia region. The village of Robotyne was liberated earlier this week. Since then, Ukrainian forces have advanced toward nearby Novoprokopivka and Verbove.The recent advance does not mean the counteroffensive can be deemed a success —...
  • Russian central bank jacks up interest rates to 12% at emergency meeting after ruble plunge

    08/15/2023 6:19:59 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/15/2023 | Elliot Smith
    Russia’s central bank on Tuesday hiked interest rates by 350 basis points to 12% at an emergency meeting, as Moscow looks to halt a rapid depreciation of the country’s ruble currency. The ruble slumped to near 102 to the dollar on Monday, as President Vladimir Putin’s economic advisor, Maxim Oreshkin, penned an op-ed in Russian state-owned Tass news agency that blamed the plunging currency and the acceleration of inflation on the “loose monetary policy” of the central bank.
  • Russia vows retaliation for Ukraine's 'terrorist attack' on Crimean Bridge

    08/12/2023 9:14:07 PM PDT · by Cronos · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 August 2023
    Russia's Foreign Ministry condemned on Saturday what it called Ukraine's "terrorist attack" on the Crimean Bridge, ..."There can be no justification for such barbaric actions and they will not go unanswered," ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on the Telegram messaging app
  • Ukrainian troops on front line admit Russians tougher than expected in ongoing counteroffensive

    08/01/2023 2:16:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/01/2023 | Patrick Reilly
    Ukrainian troops admitted that the Russians have put up a tougher fight than expected as they continue pushing into enemy-controlled territory. Troops at the vanguard of Ukraine’s long-planned counteroffensive in the southeast region of the country said that a fierce battle last week revealed that the Russian troops are better prepared than originally anticipated. “The Russians were waiting for us,” a 29-year-old soldier using the call-sign Bulat told Reuters in the Southern Donetsk Province. “They fired anti-tank weapons and grenade launchers at us. My vehicle drove over an anti-tank mine, but everything was ok, the vehicle took the hit, and...
  • Lone Russian Tank Defeats Ukrainian Armored Convoy By Itself

    07/30/2023 6:19:30 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/30/23 | WEEB UNION
    Russian RAMBO, YOU BE THE JUDGE. go to 4:25 to see video