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  • Exclusive: Russian soldiers 'literally running' for their lives as chain of command collapses

    09/11/2022 3:13:57 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 84 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2022 | Campbell MacDiarmid
    Panicked Russian soldiers are abandoning their tanks, weapons and even clothes as they "literally run from their positions" in the face of a shock Ukrainian offensive, soldiers have told The Telegraph. A Ukrainian intelligence unit on the front line said the Russian chain of command was broken and soldiers were fleeing without putting up a fight, many of them changing into civilian clothes to avoid detection. A drone operator returning from the front line on Sunday also told The Telegraph that the speed of the offensive had even taken their own army by surprise, with troops struggling to recover the...
  • US: Russian Military Facing 'Severe Manpower Shortages'

    09/01/2022 6:54:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 1, 2022 | The Associated Press, via Newsmax
    The United States has determined that Russia is suffering "severe manpower shortages" in its six-month-old war with Ukraine and has become more desperate in its efforts to find new troops to send to the front lines, according to a new American intelligence finding disclosed Wednesday. Russia is looking to address the shortage of troops in part by compelling soldiers wounded earlier in the war to return to combat, recruiting personnel from private security companies and even recruiting from prisons, according to a U.S. official who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity to discuss the downgraded intelligence finding....
  • By the end of the year, Russia will almost run out of shells, artillery and armored vehicles – the Insider

    08/31/2022 9:42:17 AM PDT · by · 96 replies ^ | 31.08.2022 | Marina Pogorelko
    More than six months of war in Ukraine have led to huge losses of manpower and military equipment of the terrorist state of Russia. By the end of this year, the Russian Federation will run out of shells for artillery and armored vehicles, there are also very few guided missiles, and the state of military aviation does not allow for a full-scale air campaign. According to the Insider, due to Western sanctions, Russia cannot continue full-fledged industrial production of weapons and replenish supplies that are rapidly being depleted. It is noted that the Arsenal left in the Russian Federation since...
  • The U.S. is sending ‘VAMPIRE’ kits to Ukraine. Here’s how they work.

    08/31/2022 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 31, 2022 | Niamh Cavanagh
    The Biden administration announced that Ukraine would receive $3 billion in military assistance — the largest amount it has sent since Russia began its invasion in February. The Department of Defense said that it was meeting both Ukraine’s “immediate and longer-term security assistance needs.” Among the 245,000 rounds of artillery ammunition and the laser-guided rocket systems listed in the Pentagon’s security assistance for Ukraine under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) were the VAMPIRE Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems. VAMPIRE is an acronym for “Vehicle-Agnostic Modular Palletized ISR Rocket Equipment.” In short, the system transforms pickup trucks and other vehicles into mobile...
  • Russian mercenary plays with Ukrainian skull, says will make into goblet -shocking video

    08/29/2022 4:48:34 AM PDT · by tlozo · 22 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 29, 2022 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    A shocking video of a Russian mercenary playing with the skull of a Ukrainian fighter while declaring the objective of killing as many Ukrainian soldiers as needed to "de-Ukrainize Ukraine" was published by Ukrainian journalist and writer Denis Kazansky on Sunday. The fighter, identified as Moscow native Igor Mangushev by Kazansky, gave a speech in what appeared to be a club, holding the skull in the fashion that William Shakespeare's Hamlet held the skull of Yorick. "We're alive, and this guy's already dead," Mangushev reportedly said. "Let him burn in hell. He wasn't lucky. We'll make a goblet out of...
  • Turns out it's not just the Secret Service's text messages from January 6 that have gone missing

    07/29/2022 10:49:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2022 | AllahPundit
    The further this story develops, the more suspicious the actions of DHS’s own inspector general get. The IG is supposed to be the “internal affairs” wing of a federal agency, charged with investigating possible malfeasance by department personnel — like, say, the mysterious deletion of text messages before and during the attack on the Capitol despite multiple warnings that those records should be preserved.The IG investigating the Secret Service’s missing text messages is Joseph Cuffari, who serves under Biden but was appointed by Trump. Last week news broke that his office knew back in February that the Secret Service had...
  • Amid Ukraine War, Russian Parliament to Hold Extraordinary Session

    07/11/2022 3:12:30 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 44 replies
    US News ^ | 7/11/2022 | Reuters
    The lower house of the Russian parliament will gather on July 15 for an extraordinary session, its council decided on Monday, just days after President Vladimir Putin warned that he had not even started to get serious in the war in Ukraine. Putin used a meeting with parliamentary leaders on Thursday to dare the United States and its allies to try to defeat Russia in Ukraine, which Russia invaded on Feb. 24. Parliamentary leaders all thanked Putin for his decisions.
  • Russia Resorting to Soviet-Era Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Hit Land Targets

    07/10/2022 12:37:23 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/10/2022 | THOMAS KIKA
    Russian forces are reportedly relying on Soviet-era munitions for certain tasks as the invasion of Ukraine labors on. The Russian government has, in recent weeks, increasingly ordered its forces in Ukraine to repurpose outdated anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles for use on land-based targets, according to a Tuesday report from iNews. In Mykolaiv, a city in Southern Ukraine, six strikes over the last weekend have been attributed to Russian S-300 missiles, anti-aircraft munitions introduced roughly 40 years ago with a range of 75 miles. Two Kh-32 missiles, originally designed to sink aircraft carriers, were also credited with the strike on a...
  • Watch Furious Squirrel Try to Fight off Freeloading Bear Stealing Its Nuts

    07/07/2022 10:59:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | July 1, 2022 | Jessica Thomson
    An angry little squirrel has been filmed trying to scare away a black bear 1,000 times bigger that was trying to steal its nuts in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. In a clip from new Disney+ documentary series America the Beautiful, a hidden camera captures the moment when a bear tries to raid the squirrel's stash of nuts that it has been gathering for the winter, and the squirrel does its best to chase it away. This camera trap footage is part of the documentary crew's approach, capturing fly-on-the-wall behavior that the animals might never have done if there was...
  • Bungling Russian spetsnaz tries to destroy an enormous Ukrainian S-300 missile from yards away with his gun - only to be engulfed by enormous blast when it explodes

    07/06/2022 6:47:55 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/6/2022 | David Averre
    Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a Russian soldier attempted to destroy a Ukrainian missile launcher from close range with dramatic and potentially lethal consequences. The clip, shared on a pro-Russian channel on social media and messaging app Telegram, shows one of Putin's fighters taking aim at an abandoned Ukrainian S-300 missile launcher sitting mere yards away. After taking a few moments to compose himself, the soldier squeezes the trigger of his PKM machine gun, presumably expecting to damage the hardware or perhaps set off a minor explosion to render it inoperable. A split second later the missile launcher...
  • For the first time, Ukrainian column joined the #IndependenceDay parade in Washington DC.

    07/05/2022 2:29:04 AM PDT · by · 39 replies
    Facebook ^ | 7-04-2022 | Stand with Ukraine
    VIDEO Respect and thanks to America This is a war of darkness against light, not a conflict. Ukraine is on the side of light and truth. Russia lies and promotes goals of Communism. Scripture tells us to call black black and white white. Russia is an aggressor that created a propaganda system of its own lies, slandered the Ukrainians, and treacherously attacked a peaceful state. Ukraine is defending its national territory. Thousands of civilians and soldiers are dying from the aggressive actions of Russia. Please understand for us praying for peace between Ukraine and Russia is like: - pray for...
  • Ukraine invasion turning into protracted war that Russia will win, experts warn

    07/05/2022 6:44:38 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 83 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 7/4/22 | Kate Buck
    The war in Ukraine risks turning into a protracted conflict that Russia will eventually win, a leading think-tank has said.The report by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) warned that current Russian advantages and Ukrainian weaknesses are leading to a style of conflict that favours Moscow.The capture of the city means that Russia has essentially gained control of the entire Luhansk region, marking Russia's biggest victory since it captured the southern port of Mariupol in late May.Ukraine's military intelligence chief Kyrlo Budnov said his defence forces had withdrawn "to advantageous positions in order to gain tactical superiority" after the Russians...
  • Wakey! Wakey! Putin health FEARS escalate as bleary-eyed tyrant appears to fall asleep at Kremlin meeting

    07/05/2022 6:08:51 AM PDT · by · 29 replies ^ | 4 Jul 2022 Updated: 13:32, 5 Jul 2022 | Louis Allwood
    VLADIMIR Putin health fears have escalated after the tyrant appeared to fall asleep during a meeting at the Kremlin with his defence minister. The Russian leader appeared bloated and is rumoured to be undergoing debilitating cancer treatment. He was seen slumped over and bleary-eyed in the incredible footage - which mysteriously cut away as he appeared to drift off. Putin, 69, is seen in the Kremlin hunched over his desk as he unenthusiastically congratulates his troops on "liberating" the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Sitting in a staged televised meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, a worn-out Putin tells his...
  • Reports in press about troop positions in Kherson could harm military operations, Ukrainian military says

    07/04/2022 9:24:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The New Voice of Ukraine ^ | Mon, July 4, 2022
    During a briefing, the head of the press center of the security and defense forces of the operational command of the South, Nataliya Gumenyuk, said that only the military can comment on the advance of the Ukrainian troops. “Any analysts, deputies, other political or just active figures at the moment only do harm with such statements…” Gumenyuk said. “Firstly, it does not correspond to reality, and secondly, it disorients our people, the local population. It harms not only the military operation, but the image of those who say such things.” Earlier, the UK weekly newspaper The Economist reported, citing a...
  • Ukraine's LGBTQ+ community fights for freedom on the frontline

    07/04/2022 7:44:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 76 replies
    CBS via MSN ^ | 7-4-2022 | staff writers
    Kyiv Pride was never supposed to be held outside of Ukraine's capital, but among the rainbow flags at Warsaw Pride in neighboring Poland, Ukraine's ubiquitous blue and yellow stood out. "I'm here because I can't go to Pride in Ukraine," one participant said. "We're all people regardless of who you love." Central Europe's biggest Pride march kept a focus on Ukraine's fight against Russia, as well as its LGBTQ+ community's fight for equal rights. ...
  • World War 3 is already underway as EUROPE does the unthinkable | Redacted with Clayton Morris (Video)

    07/04/2022 3:51:37 PM PDT · by Boomer · 132 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2022 | Clayton Morris
    NATO just announced a new commander and a massive troop increase as the U.K. puts troops on high alert. World War 3 is unfolding before our eyes, they're just not calling it that yet.
  • Germany’s union head warns cutting off Russian gas could topple major industries

    07/04/2022 9:47:43 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 35 replies ^ | 7/4/2022 | y Bradford Betz FOXBusiness
    The head of the German Federation Trade Unions (DGB) warned Sunday that major industries in the country were at risk of collapsing if Russian natural gas were to be cut off. "Because of the gas bottlenecks, entire industries are in danger of permanently collapsing: aluminum, glass, the chemical industry," Yasmin Fahimi told newspaper Bild am Sonntag in an interview. "Such a collapse would have massive consequences for the entire economy and jobs in Germany." Fahimi’s dire warning came a day ahead of an expected round of crisis talks between Fahimi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in...
  • Putin's Belarusian ally Lukashenko threatens missile attacks on West in chilling warning

    07/04/2022 8:11:58 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 85 replies
    Express UK ^ | 7/4/2022 | MICHAEL CURZON
    Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday that if Belarus were to come under “attack”, its army would respond immediately. The West has speculated over the level of involvement of Belarus in Russia’s ongoing “special military operation” in Ukraine since late February. Lukashenko said his state stood fully behind Russia in its invasion as part of its commitment to a “union state” with Moscow. But he has previously suggested his own armed forces will not themselves enter Ukraine, pointing to Minsk’s potential role of helping to create a peace deal instead. The Belarusian President was, however, clear that his country would not...
  • Germany's second-largest city is preparing to ration hot water as the Russia energy crisis escalates

    07/04/2022 6:04:45 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/4/22 | Grace Dean
    Hamburg, the largest non-capital city in the European Union, has warned that it could ration be forced to hot water as the Russian energy crisis causes chaos.Jens Kerstan, environment senator for Germany's second biggest city, told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag on Saturday that Hamburg could restrict availability of hot water to certain times of days "in an acute gas shortage.""We are in a much worse crisis than most people realize," Kerstan said in a separate interview with the Hamburger Abendblatt on Sunday. He urged people to take shorter showers, avoid full baths, and install modern thermostats and water-saving shower...
  • Anatomy of a Coup: How CIA Front Laid Foundations for Ukraine War

    07/03/2022 6:47:43 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 69 replies
    Kit's newsletter ^ | July 1st, 2022 | Kit Klarenberg
    Obvious examples of Central Intelligence Agency covert action abroad are difficult to identify today, save for occasional acknowledged calamities, such as the long-running $1 billion effort to overthrow the government of Syria, via funding, training and arming barbarous jihadist groups. In part, this stems from many of the CIA’s traditional responsibilities and activities being farmed out to “overt” organizations, most significantly the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Founded in November 1983, then-CIA director William Casey was at the heart of NED’s creation. He sought to construct a public mechanism to support opposition groups, activist movements and media outlets overseas that...