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  • Ukraine bombed Donbas for 8 years?

    06/28/2022 2:12:36 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 11 replies
    Operator Starsky YouTube channel ^ | June 28, 2022 | Operator Starsky
    Let’s debunk the biggest fake widely used by kremlin to justify the russian invasion in Ukraine. You hear it from russian media, you read it in the commentaries left by russian bots, but what do the official numbers say? Let’s check out the report of the OHCHR that russians themselves are often referring to. ----- InformNapalm’s database of russian regular units identified in Donbas between 2014-2021: https://informnapalm.org/db/russian-aggression/#lang=en&page=m_unit ----- StopFake’s investigation on the staged russian shelling in Donietsk:https://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-military-shelled-bus-station-in-donetsk/ ----- Bellingcat’s research on russian artillery shelling Ukrainian forces across the border in 2014:https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2015/02/17/origin-of-artillery-attacks/The research on russian propagandists forging videos:https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2015/02/17/origin-of-artillery-attacks/Debunking dubious footage forged...
  • Why US-NATO can’t let Russia win

    06/28/2022 4:54:59 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 42 replies
    NATO meets in Madrid on June 28. As the West’s peace camp increases its din, it’s a good moment to consider the consequences of a Ukrainian defeat. They would be catastrophic. Any peace that secures Russian assent will be tantamount to Russian victory. Russian victory will divide and in time destroy the Atlantic Alliance, severely weakening the United States’ long-term position in Eurasia. Putin may not have entered this war with grandiose ambitions vis-a-vis NATO. But his war has become his defining policy action. The West should understand that Russian victory would fundamentally transform the Eurasian order.
  • Putin confirms his attendance at G20 summit in which Zelenskyy is set to participate

    06/27/2022 3:32:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | 6-27-22 | Ukrayinska Pravda
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the invitation extended to him by Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, to participate in the G20 summit in November. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine is set to attend the summit. Source: Interfax, a Russian news agency, quoting Yuri Ushakov, an aide to Vladimir Putin Quote from Ushakov: "Yes, we have confirmed that we will participate [in the G20 summit - ed.]. For now, they have invited us to attend in person. There’s plenty of time [until the summit - ed]. I hope that the pandemic will allow this meeting to take...
  • The De-NAZIfication Claim by Russia is Factually Wrong -- 300 Historians

    05/06/2022 8:18:38 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 102 replies
    DW News DW.com ^ | May 6 2022 | DW News
    The De-NAZIfication Claim by Russia is Factually Wrong -- 300 Historians Claim is made at 4:42 in the video DW's head of fact checking Joscha Weber Also, in the last parliamentary elections in 2019 right wing parties won just 2% of the vote. ---------------------------------------------------------- Here is the statement he is referring to. https://jewishjournal.com/news/worldwide/345515/statement-on-the-war-in-ukraine-by-scholars-of-genocide-nazism-and-world-war-ii/ Statement on the War in Ukraine by Scholars of Genocide, Nazism and World War II Izabella Tabarovsky Eugene Finkel February 27, 2022 Protestors with banners rally in front of Parliament in support of Ukraine, demanding that Putin ends this war and protesting that the Georgian Prime Minister,...
  • Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output

    06/27/2022 2:21:07 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 16 replies
    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) - Two top OPEC oil producers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, can barely increase oil production, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had been told by the UAE's president. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been perceived as the only two countries in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) with spare capacity to boost global deliveries that could reduce prices. "I had a call with MbZ," Macron was heard telling U.S. President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G7 summit, using shorthand for UAE leader Sheikh Mohammed bin...
  • Russia Is Running Out Of [Whatever The Media Claim]

    06/26/2022 8:13:02 PM PDT · by Kazan · 28 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | 6/26/2022
    This 'Russia is running out of ...' thingy is by the way a recurring scheme:Is Russia Running Out of Money? - Apr 26, 2022 - Trustnodes Russia needs to sell oil. It's running out of options - May 9, 2022 - CNN Business Russia running out of weapons, can be defeated by Ukraine – UK Secretary - May 9, 2022 - Daily Trust 'Russia is running out of manpower' and Putin may have to shrink his war aims more: national security analyst - May 16, 2022 - Raw Story Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is running out of steam, again -...
  • Putin to make first foreign trips since launching Ukraine war (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus)

    06/26/2022 2:53:28 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/26/2022 | Reuters
    Vladimir Putin will visit two small former Soviet states in central Asia this week, Russian state television reported on Sunday, in what would be the Russian leader’s first known trip abroad since ordering the invasion of Ukraine. -snip- Pavel Zarubin, the Kremlin correspondent of the Rossiya 1 state television station, said Putin would visit Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and then meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo for talks in Moscow. In Dushanbe, Putin will meet Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon, a close Russian ally and the longest-serving ruler of a former Soviet state. In Ashgabat, he will attend a summit of Caspian nations...
  • Roscosmos Boss Dmitry Rogozin Calls for Wiping Out Ukraine {calls for genocide of Ukrainians}

    06/26/2022 2:28:21 PM PDT · by Cronos · 68 replies
    Parabolic arc ^ | 14th June 2022 | Doug messler
    Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos and former Russian deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry, sent a shocking call on his Twitter account on Monday night, calling for a genocide in Ukraine, “for the sake of our grandchildren.”“In general, what has happened in place of Ukraine poses an existential threat to the Russian people, Russian history, the Russian language and Russian civilization,” “It simply came to our notice then [pe ucraineni] now, unfortunately, our grandparents did not finish it with them, we will have to die, but at an even higher cost for our grandchildren. So let’s...
  • 6 cruise missiles destroyed NATO mercenaries 10 kilometers from the border with Poland

    06/26/2022 1:11:52 PM PDT · by delta7 · 76 replies
    Avia Pro ^ | 25 Jun 22 | Avis Pro
    6 cruise missiles hit the border of Poland and Ukraine. At least six cruise missile strikes were carried out on a base of foreign mercenaries just 10 kilometers from the Polish-Ukrainian border. As a result of the strikes, facilities that could contain several hundred foreign mercenaries, as well as ammunition and Western weapons delivered a few days ago, were destroyed. The blows, among other things, became indicative for Poland - Warsaw was directly pointed out to the fact how active support for Kyiv could end. On the presented video frames, you can see the moment when six cruise missiles of...
  • How Reagan, Thomas, Trump, and Putin Remade the World

    06/26/2022 10:51:11 AM PDT · by Pollard · 23 replies
    Larry Schweikart on substack ^ | 6/26/22 | Larry Schweikart
    Each has played a critical, if unconventional part, in a freer, more democratic 21st century<.h4> At first glance, one might not see the connections between the Gipper, Ronald Reagan, Justice Clarence Thomas, President Donald Trump, and Soviet President Vladimir Putin. Yet over a 40-year period, these four have combined to radically transform the world, ensure—-over time—-greater prosperity, re-establish national sovereignty, and elevate life and family. I. RONALD REAGANRonald Reagan came into office in 1981 with the two-fold mission of restoring the American economy from the pre-Joe Biteme, the hapless Jesus Carter. In just four years, Carter took a bad economy...
  • Zelenskiy says Ukraine will win back lost cities, admits war is tough to bear

    06/25/2022 6:51:34 PM PDT · by Mariner · 75 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | June 25th, 2022 | Unattributed
    (Reuters) -Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday said Ukraine would win back all the cities it had lost to Russia, including Sievierodonetsk, and admitted the war was becoming tough to handle emotionally.In a late-night video address, he also said Ukraine had been hit by 45 Russian missiles and rockets over the previous 24 hours, which he described as a cynical but doomed attempt to break his people's spirits."Therefore all our cities - Sievierodonetsk, Donetsk, Luhansk - we'll get them all back," he said.It was the only time in the address that he mentioned Sievierodonetsk, which finally fell to Moscow's forces...
  • Ukrainian Forces May Withdraw From Final Luhansk Village As Russia Continues Artillery Onslaught

    06/25/2022 3:49:00 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    TsarIsm ^ | June 24, 2022 | Tsarizm Staff
    Ukrainian forces are now withdrawing from Sievierodonetsk and may be ordered to also withdraw from Lysychansk, the last remaining holdout for Ukraine in the Luhansk region of Donbass. On June 24, the head of the Luhansk regional military administration which is under Kiev’s control claimed that Ukrainian forces will have to withdraw from Severodonetsk. The Ukrainian military has been ordered to withdraw from the city, reported SouthFront.The territory of the Azot plant remains under the control of Ukrainian armed formations. Severodonetsk itself and the airport in its vicinity are under control of the allied forces of the Russian Federation and...
  • BREAKING: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Kremlin at 23:00 with his full security detail for an unknown reason.

    06/25/2022 2:57:24 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 175 replies
    @BNNRU ^ | 6/25/2022 | BNN Newsroom
    BREAKING: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Kremlin at 23:00 with his full security detail for an unknown reason.
  • Ret. Army Col. Douglas MacGregor says Russia has already won its war with Ukraine

    06/24/2022 6:47:13 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 66 replies
    SHTF News ^ | 6/23/22 | Arsenio Toledo
    Retired Army Col. Douglas MacGregor believes Ukraine has already lost its war with Russia. But he thinks many Western leaders want to keep supporting Ukraine to accomplish their real goal of pulling the United States into a direct conflict with Russia. “Ukraine has lost this war. I would argue it lost it some time ago,” said MacGregor during an appearance on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s podcast, “Judging Freedom.” (Related: Ukraine is running out of ammunition as Russia continues to overpower its military.) “It’s now becoming so apparent that even the most ardent supporters of Ukraine’s war on Russia in London, Berlin,...
  • U.S. long-range rocket systems arrive in Ukraine - says minister

    06/23/2022 4:31:01 PM PDT · by dennisw · 104 replies
    MSN ^ | June 22, 2022
    - Ukraine said on Thursday it had received U.S. supplies of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), a powerful long-range weapon system that Kyiv hopes can help turn the tide on Russia's invasion. "Thank you to my U.S. colleague and friend Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for these powerful tools! Summer will be hot for Russian occupiers. And the last one for some of them," Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov tweeted of the HIMARS delivery. He did not say how say many of the systems had arrived. Ukraine says it needs the HIMARS systems to better match the range of Russian...
  • In energy-strapped Europe, coal gets a Greek encore

    06/21/2022 8:55:55 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies
    https://abcnews.go. ^ | June 16, 2022 | ByDerek Gatopoulos Associated Press
    At Greece's largest coal mine, controlled explosions and the roar of giant excavators scooping up blasted rock have once again become routine. Coal production has been ramped up at the site near the northern Greek city of Kozani as the war in Ukraine forced many European nations to rethink their energy supplies. Coal, long treated as a legacy fuel in Europe, is now helping the continent safeguard its power supply and cope with the dramatic rise in natural gas prices caused by the war. Electricity generated by coal in the European Union jumped by 19% in the fourth quarter of...
  • Russian ruble is the best-performing currency of 2022 despite sanctions

    06/23/2022 11:24:31 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/23/22 | Ariel Zilber
    Since the start of the year, the ruble has soared 40% against the dollar — outperforming every other currency in the world.Russian President Vladimir Putin has touted the ruble’s robust recovery as proof that his economy has successfully withstood the onslaught of Western sanctions. “The idea was clear: crush the Russian economy violently,” Putin told an economic forum in St. Petersburg last week. “They did not succeed. Obviously, that didn’t happen.”
  • Peecycling: could donating your urine to farmers help feed the world?-Thanks to the war in Ukraine, there is a shortage of agricultural chemicals. As each adult produces enough pee annually to fertilise 145kg of wheat, perhaps bodily waste is the answer

    06/23/2022 8:16:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 106 replies
    Name: Peecycling. Age: As a term, dates to about 2006; as a practice, centuries old. Appearance: All yellow. If this is about peeing while riding a bicycle, I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work. This is about saving and storing your urine. Why would I want to do that? So the CIA can’t get it? So that it can be recycled. Recycled as what? Fertiliser. Human urine is a rich source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. According to the Rich Earth Institute of Vermont, the urine one adult produces in a year – 125 US gallons (473 litres) – is...
  • Nolte: Watch Joe Biden Melt Down Over Putin and Gas Prices

    06/23/2022 7:31:24 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22June | Nolte
    For all Republicans criticizing me for high gas prices in America, are you now saying we were wrong to support Ukraine and stand up to Putin? Are you saying that we’d rather have lower gas prices in America than Putin’s iron fist in Europe? I don’t believe that?
  • Lithuania has extended the blockade on goods heading for Kaliningrad sanctioned by the EU to also include road transports and not just rail. The U.S. has announced that it is backing Lithuania in its spat with Russia over the blockade.

    06/22/2022 7:22:39 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 141 replies
    Visegrád 24 ^ | 22-JUN-2022
    Lithuania has extended the blockade on goods heading for Kaliningrad sanctioned by the EU to also include road transports and not just rail. The U.S. has announced that it is backing Lithuania in its spat with Russia over the blockade.