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  • Russian TV Alarmed by Ukraine's Pending Counteroffensive

    04/28/2023 6:47:58 PM PDT · by familyop · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 28, 2023 | FATMA KHALED
    The Russian TV guest continued: "The enemy is saturating the line of contact with electronic warfare and electronic suppression, as well as with reconnaissance equipment. This is also a sign that the Kyiv regime is actively preparing for counter-offensive actions. All in all, it is alarming along the entire line of contact." Later on during the segment, a TV host warned Russian troops against relaxing because Ukrainian forces are "colossal for the current times,"
  • Danish military took photos of Russian ship near North Stream pipelines

    04/27/2023 2:59:31 PM PDT · by familyop · 58 replies
    Welt (Germany) ^ | April 27, 2023 | Welt
    [familyop: the following is a translation to English courtesy of Welt.]The Russian special ship „ SS-750 “ is designed for underwater actions and has a mini submarine with gripping farms. The Danish Defense Command now confirms that a patrol ship observed the „ SS-750 “ a few days before the Nord Stream explosions.A few days before the Nord Stream explosions in the Baltic Sea, according to the Danish military, a Russian special ship was located near the detonation sites. The Danish Defense Command confirmed the newspaper „information“ that a patrol ship on 22. September 2022 east of the island of...
  • It's over and NATO is finished | Redacted with Clayton Morris

    04/22/2023 4:41:51 PM PDT · by Kazan · 82 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 22, 2023 | Clayton Morris
    NATO is looking for a way out of Ukraine according to recent reports. These claims come on the heals of mysteriously timed document leaks showing the war in Ukraine is unwinnable for NATO unless it wants to launch WW3. The news also follows recent independent reports showing that Russia just destroyed a heavily fortified underground bunker that housed over 300 top NATO and Ukrainian leaders. Why is the media silent on this story? Video at link.
  • Russia Says Surveillance System Helping to Find Draft Dodgers

    04/18/2023 6:09:35 AM PDT · by dennisw · 54 replies
    The Russian military has begun using Moscow’s vast video surveillance system to find conscripts who evade compulsory service, Moscow’s chief draft officer Maxim Loktev told state-run news agency TASS on Tuesday. Russia Says Surveillance System Helping to Find Draft Dodgers “Moscow’s video surveillance systems are being used to determine a conscript’s residence,” said Loktev. He added that workplaces and educational establishments will also provide information on those required to perform military service. Russian President Vladimir Putin last week signed a controversial law that seeks to tighten Russia’s military call-up system, replacing paper summons with electronic summons, creating a new digital...
  • Ukraine says it keeps finding Chinese-made parts in Russian weapons, undermining its claim not to be helping Putin fight

    04/18/2023 6:02:27 AM PDT · by dennisw · 66 replies
    MSN== Insider ^ | 4-17 |
    A growing number of Chinese parts have been found in Russian weapons, Ukraine told Reuters. Chinese-made parts have been found in Russian aerial drones and tanks, the outlet reported. China has repeatedly denied sending military equipment to Russia. Ukraine said it has found Chinese parts in captured Russian weapons, a senior advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Reuters on Monday. Vladyslav Vlasiuk, who is also a sanctions expert, told the outlet that Ukraine "continues to find different electronics" in Russian weapons that have been used in Ukraine. "We're picking [up] a lot of different stuff, China-made," Vlasiuk said. "The...
  • Father of girl who drew anti-war art extradited to Russia

    04/12/2023 12:26:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 12, 2023 | AP News
    The father of a a Russian girl sent to an orphanage after drawing an antiwar sketch at school has been extradited from Belarus back to Russia...He faces two years in prison...Alexei Moskalyov fled house arrest just before his sentencing hearing last month in the town of Yefremov, south of Moscow. He was detained in Belarus...
  • Lavrov has not been granted a visa to the United States [Lavrov har inte beviljats visum till USA]

    04/12/2023 1:21:19 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 32 replies
    Expressen ^ | 12 April 2023 | Alicia Heimersson
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov may not be able to attend when the UN Security Council meets in the United States later in April. He has not yet been granted a visa to enter the United States writes Svenska Dagbladet with reference to the Russian news agency Tass. "No visa has been issued yet. Not a single visa has been issued," Lavrov told the news agency. The Security Council has a rotating presidency, and Russia currently holds the presidency and Lavrov is the chairman. [Original text in Swedish - translation by SB]
  • Is WWIII about to begin in Poland, not in Ukraine?

    04/03/2023 6:43:43 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 142 replies
    Vanity | 4/3/23 | Vanity
    MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Aggressive developments around Russia make it necessary for Moscow to use the armed forces in a preventive manner, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told media on Monday, while commenting on the adoption of the updated Foreign Policy Concept. "Many countries, in the first place, the countries of the collective West, have widely resorted to the preventive use of their armed forces," Peskov stated. "The current developments, aggressive developments around us just make it necessary to reserve such a right as well." He stressed that "the concept itself has been updated in the light of the new...
  • Moment Putin war propagandist 'is handed statue containing bomb minutes before it blows him to bits in St Petersburg café' - as Russian puppet regime in eastern Ukraine blames Kyiv for blast that killed blogger and wounded 25

    04/02/2023 3:00:18 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 111 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/2/2023 | Natasha Anderson
    A Russian war propagandist who called for the destruction of Ukraine was killed in a bomb attack in St Petersburg. Video shows the moment pro-Putin cheerleader Vladlen Tatarsky, whose real name is Maxim Fomin, was handed a statuette of himself by an unnamed woman that was believed to have contained the explosive just minutes before he was blown to bits at the political event in the cafe. -snip- It is not known if the woman who handed him the statue, which Russian media said was a gold-coloured likeness of Tatarskiy and contained 200g of TNT, was aware of its contents.
  • Russia says Ukraine ceasefire now would not achieve Moscow's goals

    03/31/2023 8:18:07 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2023 | Staff Report
    Russia said on Friday that a ceasefire in Ukraine would not enable it to achieve the goals of its "special military operation" at the moment. The Kremlin was reacting after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko - Russia's closest ally - called for an immediate ceasefire, without preconditions, and for both Moscow and Kyiv to start negotiations on a lasting peace settlement. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Russia had noted Lukashenko's comments and that President Vladimir Putin would discuss it with him next week. But he said Russia's goals in Ukraine could not be achieved at the moment through a halt...
  • In New ‘Violation’ of Arms Control Treaty, Russia Won’t Provide Nuclear Warhead Numbers

    03/29/2023 2:27:08 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies ^ | MARCH 29, 2023 | 4:19AM EDT | PATRICK GOODENOUGH |
    A month after Russia informed the U.S. that it is suspending participation in the last remaining nuclear pact between the two countries, a senior Pentagon official said on Tuesday that Moscow is now refusing to hand over data on its nuclear warheads, due at the end of this week. In response, the U.S. will not provide Russia with data on its deployed strategic warheads, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy John Plumb said on Capitol Hill. Plumb told a hearing of the House Armed Services subcommittee on Strategic Forces that the U.S. had pressed the Russians on the issue...
  • German Leopard 2 tanks have reached Ukraine

    03/27/2023 4:14:57 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2023 | Staff Report
    The 18 Leopard 2 battle tanks pledged by Germany to support Ukraine in its war against Russia have arrived in Ukraine, the German Defence Ministry said on Monday. Germany agreed in January to supply the tanks, regarded as among the best in the West's arsenal, overcoming misgivings about sending heavy weaponry that Kyiv says is crucial to defeat Russia's invasion but Moscow casts as a dangerous provocation. "I'm sure that they can make a decisive contribution on the front," German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said in a tweet. Besides the 18 tanks, 40 German Marder infantry fighting vehicles, and two...
  • Vladimir Putin forces his cannon-fodder conscripts to remain at frontline with threat of a bullet in the head from his 'retreat-blocking detachment' if they flee to save their lives in Ukraine

    03/26/2023 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2023 | Oliver Price
    Vladimir Putin's commanders are forcing his conscript soldiers at gunpoint to remain at the frontline. They are using a brutal Stalin tactic to prevent Russian reservist troops leaving their positions, say men who have seen the horror of the cannon-fodder killing fields. 'People are abandoned in the trenches as if homeless and littered with corpses,' complained Russian reservist draftees in a new video appealing directly to Vladimir Putin. 'Retreat-blocking detachments were set up against us and they did not let us out of positions.' They are forced at gunpoint to remain in position, a tactic used by Stalin's cruel SMERSH...
  • Russian Tanks Can Escape Depleted Uranium Rounds by Leaving Ukraine: NSC

    03/24/2023 3:44:53 AM PDT · by dennisw · 97 replies
    MSN-Newsweek ^ | 3----21 | David Brennan
    The U.S. National Security Council spokesman has suggested the best way for Moscow's tankers to avoid the British depleted uranium munitions being sent to Ukraine would be to retreat back across the border. London announced on Monday that it would send depleted uranium tank rounds—which are particularly effective in piercing enemy armor—along with the Challenger 2 main battle tanks being provided for Kyiv's use. The news touched off a furious reaction in Russia, where President Vladimir Putin falsely equated the munitions to nuclear weapons. NSC spokesman John Kirby on Wednesday dismissed the Kremlin's concerns about the depleted uranium munitions during...
  • Russia Will ‘Respond Accordingly’, Threatens Putin, After UK Announces Depleted Uranium Rounds For Ukraine

    03/22/2023 9:59:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    b ^ | 3/22/2023 | oliver jj lane
    The EU is sending one million artillery shells to Ukraine at the eye-watering price of two billion Euros, meanwhile the United Kingdom has confirmed it would be sending depleted uranium anti-tank rounds along with the main battle tanks it is donating to the country. A long-anticipated arms procurement deal by EU members-plus-Norway through the European Defence Agency to procure and send one million 155mm artillery rounds [pictured, above] to Ukraine has been agreed, ending months of discussion. The €2 billion ($2.15 billion) price tag will be divided in two tranches, the EU said, with the first billion used to compensate...
  • Has Ukraine made a big mistake by refusing to retreat from Bakhmut?

    03/18/2023 12:07:32 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 16, 2023 | Mithil Aggarwal
    Ukraine says its future may depend on the brutal battles raging around Bakhmut, but there are growing splits between officials in Kyiv and some Western military analysts over the best approach to what could be a decisive period in the conflict. For months, Ukraine’s defense of the eastern city has held up and worn down Russian forces while serving as a potent symbol of the country’s defiance. Now, as Moscow’s assault intensifies, a number of observers have questioned whether Kyiv's decision to reinforce the area rather than retreat is being driven more by the political desire to avoid a high-profile...
  • Best analogy for Ukraine starting war with Russia

    03/18/2023 7:31:02 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 74 replies
    The analogy with the present crisis in Ukraine and the story of the Chinese Tangut kingdom
  • President Erdogan Announces Turkey To Approve Finland’s NATO Bid, But Sweden Left Behind

    03/17/2023 10:04:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 03/17/2023 | Tyler Durden
    The "NATO membership train is moving" - as one Friday headline out of Europe states enthusiastically, after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Turkey will ratify Finland’s NATO membership application prior to the Turkish elections in May.Erdogan said in a Friday press briefing while standing alongside Finnish President Sauli Niinisto the he's asked Turkey's parliament to approve ratification. However, it also became clear that Sweden's bid will not be approved.JUST IN: Turkey to greenlight Finland's NATO membership bid. "We have decided to initiate the ratification process in our parliament", Turkish President Erdogan said after meeting his Finnish counterpart Niinisto in Ankara....
  • Syria's Assad offers Putin support in Ukraine conflict

    03/15/2023 11:11:32 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    TRT World ^ | 3/15/2023 | Staff
    Syria's Bashar al Assad has offered Russian President Vladimir Putin his support in the conflict in Ukraine. In a televised meeting with Putin in the Kremlin on Wednesday, Assad said Russia was fighting "neo-Nazis and old Nazis" in Ukraine, according to a Russian translation.
  • Russia Denies It Downed US Military Drone

    03/14/2023 1:11:03 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 97 replies
    US News ^ | 3/14/2023 | Reuters
    Russia's defence ministry said on Tuesday that its fighter jets did not come into contact with a U.S. drone that crashed into the Black Sea earlier, claiming instead that the drone crashed due to "sharp maneuvering". "The Russian fighters did not use their onboard weapons, did not come into contact with the UAV and returned safely to their home airfield," the defence ministry said.