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  • Jon Meacham: Mock Me, But Biden Has Handled Ukraine Crisis With 'Immense Skill'

    12/21/2022 9:54:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Okay, Jon Meacham, we're going to take up your invitation, and mock you, you shameless hack! On today's Morning Joe, discussing Ukrainian President Zelensky's visit to D.C. today, Meacham said: "I think President Biden has led with immense skill throughout this crisis. It's reminiscent of the senior President Bush during the first Gulf War, and then back to the great World War II leadership. And I say that without, people can mock that, perhaps, but David [Ignatius] can check me on it. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • ‘This isn’t war. It’s the destruction of the Russian people by their own commanders’

    12/20/2022 7:39:44 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec. 17, 2022 | Anton Troianovski , MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ , Thomas Gibbons-Neff , Adam Entous , Yousur Al-Hlou, Masha F
    They never had a chance. Fumbling blindly through cratered farms, the troops from Russia’s 155th Naval Infantry Brigade had no maps, medical kits or working walkie-talkies, they said. Just a few weeks earlier, they had been factory workers and truck drivers, watching an endless showcase of supposed Russian military victories at home on state television before being drafted in September. One medic was a former barista who had never had any medical training. Now, they were piled onto the tops of overcrowded armored vehicles, lumbering through fallow autumn fields with Kalashnikov rifles from a half-century ago and virtually nothing to...
  • Russia: Parolin Apologises for Francis’ Ill-Considered Words

    12/15/2022 3:25:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 15, 2022 | Gloria TV
    Russia: Parolin Apologises for Francis’ Ill-Considered WordsRussian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on December 15 that Russia had received an apology from the Vatican's Secretary of State over Francis' comments against Chechens and Buryats (en)."This incident is settled," she said, after Francis's claim that Russian soldiers from these two nations where the "cruellest" fighters in Ukraine.
  • Russia, Ukraine can’t negotiate their way out of war. One side has to lose | Guest Opinion

    12/01/2022 3:25:44 PM PST · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Miami Hearald via Yahoo ^ | December 1st, 2022 | Eugene Finkel
    We have seen an increase in calls for a negotiated solution of the war in Ukraine. From the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, from progressive members of Congress and from leading international relations scholars, a growing number of voices urge the United States to invest in negotiations between Russia and Ukraine and to give peace a chance. According to some reports, the Biden administration is also warming up to the thought.It’s a dangerous idea.Fears of nuclear escalation between Russia and NATO drive many to argue for negotiations, and although the impetus is well-intentioned, the suggestion is naive and impractical. In...
  • Russia's New Secret Weapon Against Ukraine? 75 Year Old Biplanes! [Mark Felton Youtube]

    12/13/2022 1:15:40 PM PST · by Pilsner · 69 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 13, 2022 | Mark Felton Productions
    Russia appears to be about to use a new secret weapon against Ukraine - but it's not a jet or missile, but rather a 75-year-old biplane transport plane. Find out the bizarre story here...
  • Ukrainian forces damage key bridge near Melitopol, reports say

    12/13/2022 1:08:36 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 13, 2022 | Peter Beaumont
    Ukrainian forces have reportedly damaged a key bridge outside the southern occupied city of Melitopol, a key objective in the region. The crossing over the Molochna River is situated between Melitopol and the village of Kostyantynivka just to the east of the city on the M14 highway and was struck overnight. Video posted online showed two supports of the bridge had been damaged during the attack, with the span partly collapsed by the blast, making it reportedly unusable for heavy military traffic.
  • 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...
  • The Civil War begins in Russia! Russian Soldiers Revolt Against Putin!

    12/12/2022 3:19:09 PM PST · by · 84 replies
    İslam News/TV Broadcasting ^ | Dec 12, 2022 | İslam Elizade
    Dec 12, 2022 Russian leader Vladimir Putin made the biggest mistake of his life by invading Ukraine! Reactions against Putin's rule in Russia are growing every day! Soldiers in the Russian army have also started to revolt. Russia is experiencing the most chaotic period in its history! Experts say Russia is in grave danger! So how did the process turn out like this? How is Putin, who wanted to bring about the end of Ukraine, bringing about the end of Russia? What danger is Russia in? Let's answer these questions one by one! First of all, we need to rewind...
  • Russia’s ammo ‘rapidly dwindling,’ may begin to run out in early 2023: Pentagon

    12/12/2022 12:17:24 PM PST · by familyop · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2022 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Russian military is quickly running out of artillery and rocket ammunition, Pentagon officials said Monday, and the Russian army can only sustain its current rate of attack in Ukraine until early next year. A senior U.S. defense official told reporters on a conference call that Moscow is increasingly turning to Iran and North Korea to replenish its “rapidly dwindling” stockpiles of rocket and artillery rounds,...
  • Russia’s army is so ineffective it will probably not be able to take much territory in Ukraine for ‘the next several months’, UK intel says

    12/12/2022 1:33:15 PM PST · by dennisw · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-12 | sbaker@businessinsider
    NATO's head said earlier this month that Russia may want the fighting to slow, seeking a "freeze" in the fighting so it can better prepare for a bigger assault next year. "What we see now is Russia is actually trying to have some kind of 'freeze' of this war at least for a short period of time so they can regroup, repair, recover," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "And then try to launch a bigger offensive next spring." The UK Ministry of Defence predicted on Monday that Russian forces will not see any big gains over the winter, even...
  • 'They are just meat to Putin… and we are the meat grinder': Ukrainian soldier says 'conveyor belt' of Russian troops are being cut down as Battle of Bakhmut descends into 'First World war hell'

    12/11/2022 9:49:31 AM PST · by dennisw · 110 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 9 December 2022 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Putin promised the Russian people that Donbas would be liberated. And the path to that goal - however fantastical - lies through Bakhmut. So the show must go on. The battle is more symbolic than practical. Analysts agree the blood price that Russia has paid trying to take Bakhmut - thought to be more than 100 troops per day - is not worth the value of capturing it. 'They are just meat to Putin,' a commander named Kostyantyn told the FT on a visit to the front. 'And Bakhmut is a meat grinder. For what? A f****** metre of our...
  • Vladimir Putin To Spend A Third Of Russia's Budget On Defence As Ukraine War Continues

    12/11/2022 10:26:56 AM PST · by dennisw · 43 replies
    MSN---HuffPo ^ | Dec 11 | Kevin Schofield
    Russia will spend around a third of its total budget on defence, security and law enforcement next year as the Ukraine war continues, UK intelligence has revealed. Vladimir Putin last week signed into law measures which will see an astonishing £117.5 billion - or 9 trillion rubles - spent in those areas in 2023. According to the ministry of defence (MoD) “this is a significant increase compared to prior years and will represent over 30 per cent of Russia’s entire budget”. In their latest intelligence update on the war in Ukraine, they added: “The budget approved by Putin is likely...
  • Sickly Putin CANCELS major press conference for first ever as he ‘battles cancer & faces coup over Ukraine war disaster’

    12/12/2022 5:44:16 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 57 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 12/12/2022 | Henry Holloway
    VLADIMIR Putin has cancelled his annual press conference for the first time in 10 years and axed his New Year's Eve party at the Kremlin. It comes amid ongoing rumours about his poor health and his struggles with Russia's disastrous war in Ukraine. Putin has been speculated to be suffering ailments from cancer to Parkinson's - and has repeatedly appeared unwell on camera. And meanwhile, there is growing dissatisfaction with his failing war as Russia fast approaches 100,000 casualties in Ukraine. Since 2012, the final press conference of the President of Russia has always been held in December. The seemingly...
  • Ukrainian forces attack hotel where Russia's Wagner mercenaries were holed up, with Kyiv claiming another 200 troops killed in separate missile strike

    12/12/2022 5:58:15 AM PST · by dennisw · 63 replies
    Governor of Luhansk region said Ukrainian forces attacked a hotel in Kadiivka Serhiy Gaidai said survivors face inadequate medical services to treat them Ukrainian officials also claim up to 200 Russian troops were killed in Melitopol But President Zelensky said situation 'remains very difficult' in frontline cities Serhiy Gaidai (pictured), the governor of the Russian-occupied Luhansk region, told Ukrainian television that Ukrainian forces have attacked a hotel where members of Russia's brutal private Wagner military group were based Ukrainian forces have attacked a hotel where members of Russia's brutal private Wagner military group were based, killing many, a local leader...
  • Ukraine Repels Russian Assaults in Bakhmut as Battle Reaches Impasse—ISW

    12/12/2022 2:09:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | Dec 11 | Anders Anglesey
    Igor Girkin, a Russian army veteran and former defense minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, was among those who "directly" criticized the Russian leader. According to the ISW, Girkin "specifically criticized" Putin's statement on December 9 that described the progress of the "special military operation" as "stable." In a Telegram post, Girkin said: "[Putin] "assured us that the Special Military Operation was proceeding normally, calmly, according to plan (however, this time he did not add anything about being ahead of schedule)." In addition, the ISW added in its assessment that Russian authorities planned to launch programs in Russia and...
  • Putin cancels annual briefing as suspicions grow he is sick, running from war

    12/12/2022 9:30:41 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/12/2022 | Isabel Keane
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold his annual year-end press conference for the first time in a decade, prompting speculation that the Russian leader is sick or running scared from answering questions about Ukraine as the war enters its 10th month. “As for the big press conference, yes, it won’t happen before the New Year,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday. “But we hope that the president will still find an opportunity to talk with [journalists], as he regularly does, including during foreign [visits],” Peskov added. While Peskov gave no reason behind the move, the war in Ukraine...
  • Putin disappointed by Merkel's words about Minsk agreements

    12/10/2022 8:13:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    yahoooooo ^ | Fri, December 9, 2022 at 6:08 AM | Ukrayinska Pravda
    Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, has been disappointed by the statement of German ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel, where she claimed that the Minsk agreements of 2014 enabled Ukraine to prepare for war with Russia. For me, it was completely unexpected. It is disappointing. I did not expect to hear something like that from the ex-Chancellor. I always hoped that the German leadership was genuine. Yes, she was on Ukraine’s side, supporting it. But nevertheless, I genuinely hoped that German leadership expected a settlement based on the principles achieved, among other things, during the Minsk negotiations." "It appears to me that...
  • Russia's oil exports plunge on EU price cap and latest round of sanctions

    12/08/2022 6:15:39 PM PST · by dennisw · 47 replies -- MSN ^ | 12-8 | (Jennifer Sor)
    Russia's oil exports have plunged amid the latest round of western sanctions. According to data from Kpler, Russian seaborne oil shipments fell 16% on Tuesday. Russia's central bank has called the sanctions "new economic shocks" that could derail the economy. Russia's oil exports have plunged amid the European Union's price cap on Russian crude and the latest round of sanctions, squeezing revenues for Moscow's wartime economy. According to data from the analytics firm Kpler, Russia's seaborne oil shipments fell by 16%, or about half a million barrels per day on Tuesday this week., another analytics site, recorded an even...
  • Russians are angry Putin is spending billions on an unpopular war as they freeze back home

    12/03/2022 8:47:07 AM PST · by dennisw · 63 replies
    MSN ^ | 12 4 | sankel
    Russians are accusing Putin of ignoring domestic problems while focusing on the war in Ukraine. Some Russians are complaining about a lack of heating in their homes, The Daily Beast reported. Forbes Ukraine estimated last week that Russia has spent around $82 billion in war. People living in the remote regions of the country, where conditions are at their worst, have been complaining about a lack of heating in their homes and burst water pipes, The Beast reported, citing social media posts. Remote regions including Tyumen and Yakutia are among the worst affected, reporting many victims of frost in the...
  • Russia says it won't accept oil price cap and is preparing response

    12/03/2022 7:10:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2022 | By Caleb Davis and Mark Trevelyan
    (Reuters) -Russia "will not accept" a price cap on its oil and is analysing how to respond, the Kremlin said in comments reported on Saturday, in response to a deal by Western powers aimed at limiting a key source of funding for its war in Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow had made preparations for Friday's price cap announcement by the Group of Seven nations, the European Union and Australia, the Russian state news agency TASS reported. "We will not accept this cap," RIA news agency quoted him as saying. He added that Russia would conduct a rapid analysis...