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  • Battle for Avdiivka could decide the Ukraine war

    10/22/2023 2:50:51 PM PDT · by elpadre · 34 replies ^ | October 19, 2023 | by Stephen Bryen
    While the world is focused on Israel and the Gaza war, the war in Ukraine grinds on. Russian leader Vladimir Putin gave a brief press conference during his China trip and from that we can conclude the following: firstly that the Russians are concerned about the use of the US ATACMS missile against Russian forces, and secondly that the Russians are worried about the arrival, probably around January, although no one is certain, of F-16 fighter aircraft. The Russians understand that the F-16s will challenge Russian air superiority, at least to a degree, and complicate their operations. Meanwhile, on the...
  • Biden makes first public comments on Wagner revolt in Russia: 'We had nothing to do with it'

    06/26/2023 12:41:22 PM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2023 | Anders Hagstrom
    President Biden addressed the Wagner Group's revolt against Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime for the first time on Monday, saying the top priority for the U.S. and NATO was to establish that they had "nothing to do with it. Biden says he asked for hour-by-updates on the situation throughout the weekend, in addition to holding virtual meetings with key allies. He clarified that the U.S. is still assessing the fallout from the weekend's events and went on to affirm that the U.S. is continuing its full support for Ukraine, "They agreed with me that we had to make sure…we gave...
  • Putin says Wagner mutineers ‘betrayed’ Russia, offers non-participants contract with Ministry of Defense

    06/26/2023 2:15:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 26, 2023 | Bradford Betz
    Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed his country Monday for the first time since the end of a short-lived mutiny of Wagner mercenary troops led by Yevgeny Prigozhin over the weekend. In a short speech, Putin said the mutineers "betrayed the country, their people and those who they dragged into this affair." "The enemies of Russia wanted, the Nazis in Kyiv and their Western sponsors and various assorted traitors, wanted bloodshed. They wanted Russian soldiers to kill each other. They wanted peaceful civilians and military personnel to die so that in the end Russia is defeated, our society is fractured and...
  • Prigozhin Just Got Double-Crossed by Duplicitous Putin

    06/26/2023 9:50:35 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 152 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jun. 26, 2023 | Nico Hines
    On Saturday night, with his heavily armed mercenaries closing in on Moscow, Yevgeny Prigozhin abruptly announced that he was shutting down his insurrection after a negotiated settlement that would allow him to walk away peacefully. Just two days later, the Russian authorities leaked word that the agreement was already toast. After one of the most extraordinary days in modern Russian history, which saw Prigozhin seize the military’s southern command HQ in Rostov-on-Don before a column of his fighters sped toward Moscow virtually unopposed, it was announced that the former Putin confidant would be granted an amnesty and allowed to head...
  • Chechen leader offers to help put down Wagner mutiny

    06/24/2023 8:34:38 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/24/2023
    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on Saturday his forces were ready to help put down a mutiny by Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin and to use harsh methods if necessary. Kadyrov in a statement posted on Telegram called Prigozhin's behaviour "a knife in the back" and called on Russian soldiers not to give in to any "provocations." He said that Chechen units were moving towards the "zones of tension" and would act to "preserve Russia's units and defend its statehood".
  • Has Putin fled Moscow already? Reports claim plane linked to Russia's leader flew north 'then switched off its transponder' after Wagner Group boasted: 'Soon we will have a new president'

    06/24/2023 6:49:49 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 130 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/24/2023 | Katherine Lawton
    A presidential plane linked to Vladimir Putin flew north from Moscow towards Tver and switched off its transponder, according to multiple reports. Other business jets were seen making an exodus from the capital towards St Petersburg. Earlier there were reports from Ukrainian intelligence indicating Putin had left from Moscow by helicopter for his palace at Valdai, between Moscow and St Petersburg. It comes as a sinister message posted on the Wagner Telegram channel on Saturday said: 'Putin made the wrong choice. All the worse for him. 'Soon we will have a new president.' Sources close to Putin insisted he was...
  • VIDEO: The REAL Reason for Wagner Group Leader Prigozhin's Rebellion

    06/24/2023 8:00:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    Rumble ^ | June 24, 2023 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOMany people are a bit confused about the rebellion by Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. This video therefore reveals the shocking reason why Prigozhin and the Wagner Group are now heading to Moscow to take revenge against the hated Shoigu and Gerasimov. When you find out you will see that Prigozhin is absolutely right to be so enraged.
  • Prigozhin says Moscow strikes kill ‘huge’ number of Wagner forces, vows to avenge

    06/23/2023 12:33:06 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 25 replies
    Alarabiya News ^ | 6/23/2023 | Alarabiya News
    Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin on Friday accused the Russian military of destroying his fighters, without explaining his accusation, and vowed to stop the “evil” of the military leadership. The Defense Ministry quickly issued a statement saying Prigozhin’s accusations “do not correspond to reality and are an informational provocation.” The chief accused Moscow’s military leadership of ordering strikes on their camps and killing a “huge” number of forces. “We were ready to make concessions to the defense ministry, surrender our weapons,” Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a furious audio message released by his spokespeople. “Today, seeing that we have not been...
  • Vladimir Putin was tricked into invading Ukraine, claims Wagner leader

    06/23/2023 12:07:27 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 42 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 6/23/2023 | Max Seddon
    The Russian warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin has said Russia’s defence ministry concocted false pretences to trick Vladimir Putin into invading Ukraine and said Moscow could have avoided the war entirely. In a half-hour tirade Prigozhin, founder of the notorious Wagner mercenary group, claimed Russia had faced no immediate threat from Ukraine when Putin began his full-scale invasion last year and accused the army’s top brass of deceiving the Russian president for their own personal gain. The extraordinary rant, posted on social media on Friday, was the former caterer’s latest salvo in a long-running spat with defence minister Sergei Shoigu, who Prigozhin...
  • A video has been published with a convoy of Chechen military heading towards Rostov-on-Don

    06/24/2023 8:56:35 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    Rostov Chief ^ | June 24, 2023
    A large convoy of military equipment is moving in the direction of Rostov-on-Don, the Rostov Glavny telegram channel reported. The video in which she was filmed was sent to the channel by a subscriber. According to him, the convoy, which included armored vehicles, cars and military trucks, stretched for several kilometers. “Everyone is going to Rostov. All Chechens,” the man says in the video. He also added that the video was filmed near the village of Matveev Kurgan. This is about 50 kilometers from Taganrog. The distance from Taganrog to Rostov-on-Don along the highway is 75 kilometers. Later, another video...
  • Rebel Russian mercenaries barrel towards Moscow

    06/24/2023 8:21:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 179 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24th June 2023 | Kate Vygorina
    Mutinous Russian mercenary fighters barrelled towards Moscow on Saturday after seizing a southern city overnight, with Russia's military firing on them from the air but seemingly incapable of slowing their lightning advance. Facing the first serious challenge to his grip on power of his 23-year rule, President Vladimir Putin vowed to crush an armed mutiny he compared to Russia's Civil War a century ago. The fighters of the Wagner private army run by former Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin were already most of the way to the capital, having captured the city of Rostov and set off on an 1,100 km...
  • Moscow prepares for war: Soldiers hurriedly build defences and armoured vehicles take to the streets as feared Wagner militia forces head towards Putin's capital and warlord Prigozhin dubs his coup attempt a 'march of justice'

    06/24/2023 7:53:32 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 109 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/24/2023 | Elizabeth Haigh
    Moscow is preparing for war and battening down the hatches as soldiers build outposts and military vehicles flood the streets ahead of the expected arrival of Russia's Wagner militia forces. Wagner chief Yevgney Prigozhin initiated a military coup against Putin overnight, which has seen the group take key cities and threaten the President, who called them 'traitors'. Putin addressed the Russian people on Saturday, warning that the military leader had 'stabbed him in the back', as Moscow prepares to enter into lockdown, with troops digging in in preparation to defend the city. Prigozhin and his feared 25,000-strong Wagner militia took...
  • Who IS “Wagner Group” ?

    06/24/2023 6:01:53 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 39 replies Notwithstanding this stub wiki page about the so-called “Wagner-Group” This thread is not so much about WHAT the “Wagner Group” does but rather the WHO is behind the group in terms of $$$$$$$ This is just a conversation starter Breaking News hopefully does not get pulled. Please limit posts to the WHO and post the WHAT they do stuff elsewhere ie “invading Moscow” or fighting Iranians who support Putin etc etc etc.
  • The rebellion in Russia is really happening (Update: Putin calls it treason)

    06/24/2023 6:11:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2013 | JOHN SEXTON
    Normally I don’t work this late but there are potentially world-changing events happening tonight. For those that need a quick primer, you can go back and read these four posts for the longer version. This has been building up for months: (snip) So now let’s catch up on events of the past few hours. Prigozhin’s troops have been fighting with the army in and around the Russian town of Rostov. (snip) They attacked the headquarters of the defense ministry in Rostov.(snip) They apparently have taken control of the city. (snip) Prigozhin’s forces are already headed to Voronezh which is about...
  • Russia Charges Wagner Chief with ‘Armed Uprising,’ Fortifies Moscow amid Rumors of Coup

    06/24/2023 5:30:44 AM PDT · by · 33 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 23 Jun 2023 | Frances Martel
    The government of Russia confirmed late Friday that it had opened an investigation into and filed charges against the leader of the Wagner paramilitary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, for calling “armed rebellion” against Moscow. Prior to the announcement by the Federal Security Service, Prigozhin published several video messages on Friday claiming that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ordered an attack on Wagner positions in Ukraine and killed “a large number of our fighters.” He later reportedly claimed he entered Rostov-on-Don, Russia, allegedly with little resistance. The city is home to important military installments and the Wagner chief reportedly claimed Shoigu was...
  • We're coming to get you! Wagner forces head to Moscow as tanks are spotted on highways and oil depot goes up in flames as militia's chief Prigozhin mocks Putin call for 'traitors' to give themselves up

    06/24/2023 5:19:13 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/24/2023 | Elizabeth Haigh
    Russia's Wagner militia forces are headed towards Moscow on Saturday after chief Yevgney Prigozhin initiated a military coup against Putin and his regime, which has seen the group take key cities and mock the President, who called them 'traitors'. Putin addressed the Russian people on Saturday, warning that the military leader had 'stabbed him in the back', as Moscow is on lockdown as troops dig in in preparation to defend the city.
  • Security and Anti-Terrorist Measures Introduced in Moscow Region

    Anti-terrorist measures are being taken in the Russian capital of Moscow aimed at strengthening security and additional control has been introduced on the city roads, Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said. "In connection with the received information, anti-terrorist measures are being taken in Moscow aimed at strengthening security. Additional control on the roads has been introduced. The holding of mass public events could be restricted. Please be considerate of the measures taken," Sobyanin said on Telegram on Saturday morning. Security and anti-terrorist measures have also been introduced in the Moscow Region, regional Governor Andrey Vorobyov said on Telegram on Saturday, adding that...
  • Military convoy on motorway connecting Moscow and southern Russia - regional administration

    06/23/2023 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/24/2023 | Reuters
    The government of the southern Russian Voronezh region urged residents to avoid the M-4 north-south motorway connecting Moscow to southern regions because a military convoy was on the move there, after the leader of the Wagner private militia suggested that he planned to oust Russia's military leadership. The government said on its Telegram channel that the situation was under control and that measures were being taken to ensure public safety.
  • CIVIL WAR STARTS IN RUSSIA! Current Ukraine War Footage And News With The Enforcer (Day 485)

    06/23/2023 8:35:54 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 189 replies
    The Enforcer ^ | June 23, 2023 | The Enforcer
    Civil War Starts in Russia after Russian forces attacked the Wagner PMC, which has now led to outright war being called between the Russian government and forces loyal to Prighozin. Contact with Vladimir Putin has been lost for now with military blockades being set up around Moscow, and firefights breaking out in the Rostov region of Russia. Meanwhile Ukraine has declared a General offensive across all fronts and is reported to be making massive progress.
  • Russian mercenary chief says his forces are rebelling, some left Ukraine and entered Russia city

    06/23/2023 7:36:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 23rd, 2023 | Unattributed
    The owner of the Wagner private military contractor made his most direct challenge to the Kremlin yet on Friday, calling for an armed rebellion aimed at ousting Russia’s defense minister. The security services reacted immediately by calling for the arrest of Yevgeny Prigozhin.In a sign of how seriously the Kremlin was taking the threat, security was heightened in Moscow and in Rostov-on-Don, which is home to the Russian military headquarters for the southern region and also oversees the fighting in Ukraine.While the outcome of the confrontation was still unclear, it appeared likely to further hinder Moscow's war effort as Kyiv's...