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  • Ukraine Claims it Has Halted Russian Advance Into Vovchansk, For Now

    05/16/2024 6:18:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian units locked in street battles with the Kremlin´s forces in a key northeastern Ukraine town have halted the Russian advance, military officials in Kyiv claimed Thursday, though a senior Moscow official said the frontline push had enough resources to keep going. Russian attempts to establish a foothold in the town of Vovchansk, which is among the largest towns in Ukraine´s northeastern Kharkiv region with a prewar population of 17,000, “have been foiled,” Ukraine´s general staff said in a midday report. It was not possible to independently verify the claim.
  • Pictures: Ukrainian Village Battered as Russian Forces Advance

    05/04/2024 6:04:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/04/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – The Ukrainian village of Ocheretyne has been battered by fighting, drone footage obtained by The Associated Press shows. The village has been a target for Russian forces in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Russian troops have been advancing in the area, pounding Kyiv’s depleted, ammunition-deprived forces with artillery, drones and bombs. Ukraine’s military has acknowledged the Russians have gained a “foothold” in Ocheretyne, which had a population of about 3,000 before the war, but says that fighting continues.
  • Ukrainians ‘Killed by Russian Citizen’ in Germany Knife Attack Were Soldiers, Says Kyiv

    04/29/2024 10:51:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/29/2024 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Two Ukrainian citizens stabbed to death in Germany on Saturday were wounded soldiers recuperating away from the front lines, Kyiv says. A Russian citizen was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday after two men were stabbed to death at a shopping centre in southern Germany, close to a U.S. Army base. The victims, both Ukrainian citizens, are now revealed to have been convalescing Ukrainian soldiers. The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said per state media that: “the deceased citizens were soldiers undergoing medical rehabilitation in Germany”.
  • Former Air National Guardsman allegedly defected to Russian military after child porn charges

    04/06/2024 6:06:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 4/06/24 | Landon Mion
    A former Air National Guardsman facing child pornography charges defected and joined the Russian army in its war against Ukraine, the Rhode Island attorney general's office alleges. Wilmer Puello-Mota, 28, a former security forces technical sergeant with the Massachusetts Air National Guard, allegedly fled the country following charges of possession of child pornography. "We are aware Mr. Puello-Mota left the country in response to civil criminal charges filed against him," Don Veitch, a spokesperson for the 104th Fighter Wing in Massachusetts, told, emphasizing that the charges are "very serious." The charges prompted Puello-Mota's removal from the National Guard in...
  • Panetta: Biden Has to Get Tougher on Russian Spies to Free Detained Americans, ‘We Don’t Have That Much Leverage’

    03/30/2024 9:20:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/30/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” former Defense Secretary and former CIA Director Leon Panetta called for the Biden administration “to get tough” with Russian espionage in the U.S. to help give the U.S. leverage that it lacks to free Americans detained by Russia and “We’ve got to basically shut him down by playing hardball with Putin with regards to the spies he’s got in this country.” Panetta said, “We have got to play a tough game with Putin to make clear that he’s not going to get away with this kind of game.”
  • Ukrainian Claims a Third of Russian Warships in Black Sea Have Been Destroyed or Disabled

    03/26/2024 12:56:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/26/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine has sunk or disabled a third of all Russian warships in the Black Sea in just over two years of war, the navy spokesman said Tuesday, a heavy blow to Moscow’s military capability. Ukraine’s Navy spokesman Dmytro Pletenchuk told The Associated Press that the latest strike on Saturday night hit the Russian amphibious landing ship Kostiantyn Olshansky that was resting in dock in Sevastopol in Russia-occupied Crimea. The ship was part of the Ukrainian navy before Russia captured it while annexing the Black Sea peninsula in 2014. Pletenchuk has previously announced that two other landing...
  • The reason the “Jihadist” terror attack in Moscow was postponed from 3/8 until 3/22 is revealed3/22 revealed

    03/25/2024 8:29:19 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/25/24 | Alastaire Crooke
    “Quite interesting was that one of those assailants that participated this Friday in the attack on the concert thing was there on 7 March and photographed by one of the security staff there. They matched that up and it looks a little bit as if maybe the act was intended for 8 March, when a very famous singer, Shaman, was due to sing. An icon of Russian nationalism, he’s famous for his rendition of the national anthem. It really is striking if you ever listen to it, anyway what happened was that at the time the son of the owner...
  • Ukraine Claims Responsibility for Blowing Up Railway Bridge Deep in Russian Interior

    03/04/2024 7:23:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/04/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    Ukraine has taken responsibility for “disabling” a railway bridge in the Russian mainland region of Samara after explosions were seen in the early hours of Monday morning. Apparently continuing with the strategy to take the war closer to home for Russians, the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU) confirmed “disabling railway bridge in Russia’s Samara region,” state media Ukrinform reported. In a post on social media, the Ukrainian intelligence service wrote: “The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine confirmed the fact that the railway bridge over the Chapayevka River in was disabled.”
  • 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.
  • Biden told Russian oligarch, ex-Moscow mayor to ‘be good to my boy’ during phone call while VP: Hunter associate

    02/24/2024 9:17:38 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Msn ^ | 02/23/2024 | Steven Nelson, Miranda Devine
    WASHINGTON — Then-Vice President Joe Biden allegedly told Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina and her husband, ex-Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, to “be good to my boy” during a 2014 speaker phone conversation, according to a former Hunter Biden business associate who was interviewed Friday in the House impeachment inquiry. Jason Galanis, a federal inmate who defrauded an American Indian tribe, said from his Alabama prison that on May 4, 2014, the sitting vice president called into a party in southern Brooklyn featuring his son, business partner Devon Archer and the Russian power couple. “I was present when Hunter Biden called his...
  • Vladimir Putin rival and Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny dies in prison

    02/16/2024 3:50:24 AM PST · by deks · 142 replies
    The Mirror ^ | February 16, 2024 | Liam Buckler
    Vladimir Putin's fierce rival and critic Alexei Navalny has died, according to the prison service. The Russian opposition leader, who was the most prominent and persistent domestic foe of President Vladimir Putin, had been serving a 19-year sentence on an extremism conviction. He had been incarcerated in central Russia’s Vladimir region, 140 miles east of Moscow. Navalny has been behind bars in Russia since January 2021, when he returned to Moscow after recuperating in Germany from nerve agent poisoning that he blamed on the Kremlin. Before his arrest, he campaigned against official corruption and organized major anti-Kremlin protests.
  • Huma Abedin's Cousin Convicted of Fraud and Sent Directly to Jail

    01/02/2018 8:27:31 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    The Declaration ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    A cousin of former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin was convicted of fraud and sent immediately to jail on Tuesday. In addition to fraud, Omar Amanat is accused of trying to tamper with potential evidence by allegedly asking his brother in an email to “delete all of my emails from the yahoo site” because he was afraid of a subpoena. Amanat, who did business with a man known as the “Russian Donald Trump,” was reportedly determined to be a flight risk by a judge. The indictment charges that Amanat convinced people to invest millions of dollars in a tech...
  • (Video) The end of a superpower - The collapse of the Soviet Union

    02/14/2024 8:32:49 AM PST · by MeganC · 32 replies
    DW You Tube Channel (German Television) ^ | Mar 3, 2022 | Deutsche Welle
    Russian President Vladimir Putin described the collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century." This documentary from 2021 shows the path Russian foreign policy has followed under Putin. [This documentary was originally released in 2021. In February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.] On December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. Along with it came hope for the end of the Cold War, for independence and freedom for the former Soviet republics. But for many it also brought poverty and war. What remains of the dreams of that time? The...
  • EXCLUSIVE Charles McGonigal sends top FBI bosses into a frenzy as they're now trawling through 22 years of high-level investigations for fear they were compromised by convicted bureau spy

    01/27/2024 1:22:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/24 | Greg Woodfield
    Anxious FBI chiefs are trawling through 'numerous' top-level investigations spanning 22 years for fear they were compromised by convicted bureau spook Charles McGonigal, can reveal. The forensic clean-up operation ranges over the entire time the philandering former head of counterintelligence in New York worked for the agency. McGonigal, 55, has already been sentenced to four years and two months in prison for taking money and conspiring with a sanctioned Russian oligarch who is a crony of despot President Vladimir Putin. But the full possible repercussions of his treachery are outlined in a sentencing memorandum by the US government for...
  • Russian Parliament Speaker Accuses Ukraine of Shooting Down Plane Carrying 65 POWs

    01/24/2024 3:21:51 AM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    In a tragic incident, a Russian military transport plane crashed near the Ukraine border. Conflicting reports mention 65 captured Ukrainian military onboard and, separately, cargo related to air defense systems.
  • Footage of Hunter Biden Complaining to a Prostitute that a Russian Drug Dealer Stole his Laptop for Blackmail

    01/20/2024 11:16:39 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    X (formerly Twitter) ^ | 01/21/24 | Mario Nawfal
    Footage of Hunter Biden complaining to a Prostitute that a Russian drug dealer stole his laptop computer for blackmail. (video in link below)
  • Russian journalist promising to release details of ‘gigantic corruption’ found dead on side of the road

    01/15/2024 7:32:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/24 | Fox News
    A journalist who took aim at Russian officials and promised to release details of “gigantic corruption” was found dead near a roadside over the weekend, but the circumstances of his death remain shrouded in mystery. “It will be almost impossible to determine whether foul play was involved Rybin’s death or whether he died of heart disease as some Russian media outlets claim,” Rebekah Koffler, a strategic military intelligence analyst and the author of “Putin’s Playbook,” told Fox News Digital. Alexander Rybin, 39, was found near a highway some 130 miles outside the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, where he had spent...
  • Kiev Shells Russian City Donetsk During New Year’s Celebration

    01/01/2024 3:50:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 37 replies
    For people who don’t know, Christmas in Russia/Ukraine is a more traditional advent thing, and it’s not commercialized like in the West. It’s also on the 7th of January, because the Eastern Church uses the Julian (solar) calendar. So, New Year’s is the bigger celebration day of the period. They’ve even started with the Western-style gifts, but they do it on New Year’s, not on Christmas.
  • Ukraine Claims to Have Destroyed Large Russian Warship With Storm Shadow Cruise Missile

    12/26/2023 6:01:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Russia acknowledges a missile attack on warship Novocherkassk, which Ukraine claims to have destroyed in a cruise missile strike in the early hours of Boxing Day. Ukraine appears to have come out of Christmas Day determined to make an impact, as they claim to have destroyed another Russian warship, this time with an air-launched cruise missile strike. Russia acknowledged the attack on the Ropucha-class Novocherkassk, a 1980s-vintage landing ship similar in size to the U.S.-made Freedom-class warship, saying that one person had been killed in the strike. Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk of the Ukrainian Air Force thanks his pilots for...
  • CNN’s Tapper: ‘Empirically Stunning’ Trump Repeats Russian Propaganda

    12/17/2023 12:39:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/2023 | Pam Key
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Sunday on his show “State of the Union” that it was “stunning” former President Donald Trump was quoting Russian President Vladimir Putin on persecution of political rivals. Saturday, at a rally, Trump said, “Vladimir Putin, of Russia, said that Biden’s persecution of his political rival is very good for Russia because it shows the rottenness of the American political system, which can not pretend to teach others about democracy.”