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  • Trump vows to halt ‘never-ending’ payments to Ukraine

    06/16/2024 7:10:50 PM PDT · by pigeoninthepark · 18 replies
    Ex-US President Donald Trump promised to put an end to "never-ending" multi-billion payments to Ukraine in case he wins the presidential election in November. "I think [Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is maybe the greatest salesman of any politician that's ever lived," Trump said when speaking before his supporters in Detroit. "Every time he comes to our country, he walks away with $60 billion," TASS quoted him as saying. "And he gets home and he announces that he needs another $60 billion. It never ends. It never ends. I will have that settled," he added. Trump repeatedly stated earlier that he...
  • U.S. Warns: Dual Citizens May Be Stuck in Ukraine Under Mobilization Law

    06/05/2024 5:51:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/05/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    The United States government warned that dual citizens of Ukraine and the U.S. who are within the age of conscription may face the possibility of being stuck in the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky instituted martial law in February 2022 in response to an ongoing Russian invasion. Under martial law instituted in Ukraine, men with dual Ukraine-U.S. citizenship who are between the ages of 18 and 60, “may no longer be able to depart the country,” the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv explained in a statement on Tuesday.
  • Ukraine 'fires first US missile into Russia' just days after President Joe Biden gave permission for the High Mobility Rocket Artillery System to be used to strike inside Russia....

    06/04/2024 4:58:59 PM PDT · by caww · 148 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/4/2024 | Mark Nicol defence editor
    Ukraine last night claimed it successfully hit a missile system inside Russia using U.S. weapons. It said the country’s forces destroyed Russian missile launchers with a strike in the Belgorod region. Senior politician Yehor Chernev claimed Ukrainian forces used a High Mobility Rocket Artillery System, or HIMARS, The New York Times reported. It comes just days after the U.S. granted permission for Ukraine to fire American weapons into Russia.
  • Biden allows Ukraine to hit some targets in Russia with US weapons

    05/30/2024 6:20:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 148 replies
    BBC ^ | 05 30 2024 | Staff
    US President Joe Biden has given Ukraine permission to use American-supplied weapons to strike targets in Russia, but only near the Kharkiv region, US officials say. One told BBC News his team had been directed to ensure Ukraine was able to use US weapons for "counter-fire purposes" to "hit back at Russian forces hitting them or preparing to hit them". Russian forces have made gains in the Kharkiv region in recent weeks after a surprise offensive in the area, close to the border with Russia. On Friday, Ukrainian officials said three people had been killed and 16 injured in Russian...
  • Western intelligence agencies predict more losses of territory for Ukraine by the end of the year – Welt

    05/26/2024 11:22:08 AM PDT · by Kazan · 32 replies
    Euromaidan Press ^ | 25/05/2024 | BY MARIA TRIL
    According to a media report by Welt, current intelligence reports warn of “larger” territorial losses due to Russian superiority by the end of the year. The assessment states that the “overall picture” for Ukraine is “darkening” due to Russian dominance.MP Ralf Stegner, a committee member, said the intelligence assessment is “essentially accurate” and aligns “with what I know.” The report expects Ukraine will not “regain the initiative” in 2024 and will likely suffer “significantly larger territorial losses” than since January.It cites Russia’s “significantly” stronger artillery deployment and ability to “more than compensate” for losses, while Kyiv cannot recruit enough new...
  • Mike Johnson Backs Allowing Ukraine to Strike Russia with U.S.-Provided Weapons

    05/22/2024 1:14:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/22/2024 | SEAN MORAN
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday appeared to back allowing Ukraine to use American-provided weapons to strike Russia or Russian-controlled territory. One reporter asked Johnson about a House Intelligence Committee letter calling on the Biden administration to allow Ukraine to strike Russia with American-supplied weapons. The letter stipulates that this would allow Ukraine to strike “Russian-controlled territory” as well as Russian territory and represents a significant escalation in America’s seemingly endless proxy war against Russia.
  • Ukraine’s Maginot Line is about to crumble

    05/17/2024 4:27:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    The Telegraph via Yahoo ^ | May 17th, 2024 | Robert Clark
    They say one week is a long time in politics. Those same people have never been to war.Six days ago, Ukrainian forces were just about hanging on across the near-1,000 kilometre front. Recent territorial losses to Russia – most notably the town of Avdiivka – in addition to recent delays in both US and EU military aid packages, had caused mounting concern for Ukraine’s fate in 2024.Despite these recent battlefield set-backs, and delays in aid, it still felt as though Ukraine was buying time to rearm, reorganise, and redeploy an offensive counter-attack this summer.That was six days ago, before up...
  • Ukraine Mobilization Law in Effect as Russia Closes in on Kharkiv

    05/18/2024 9:31:33 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 18, 2024 | Associated Presstitu
    A divisive mobilization law in Ukraine came into force Saturday, as Kyiv struggles to boost troop numbers after Russia launched a new offensive that some fear could close in on Ukraine's second-largest city. The legislation, which was watered down from its original draft, will make it easier to identify every conscript in the country. It also provides incentives to soldiers, such as cash bonuses or money toward buying a house or car, that some analysts say Ukraine cannot afford.
  • Russia could increase Ukraine attacks, says Zelensky

    05/18/2024 10:14:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | May 18, 2024 | Kathryn Armstrong
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says Russia could increase its attacks in Ukraine's north east following its recent gains near the city of Kharkiv. Mr Zelensky admitted that there were issues with military staffing and morale, saying a number of existing brigades were empty. He also told the AFP news agency the country's air fleet was lacking and renewed calls for allies to send more air defence and fighter jets. "Today we have about 25% of what we need to defend Ukraine," Mr Zelensky said of Ukraine's air capabilities.
  • NATO considers mission to train Ukraine’s troops in the country — report

    05/16/2024 3:24:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 64 replies
    The New Voice of Ukraine ^ | May 16, 2024 | Eric Malinowski
    “NATO allies are inching closer to sending troops into Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces, a move that would be another blurring of a previous red line and could draw the United States and Europe more directly into the war,” the newspaper wrote. Journalists add that Ukraine lacks the resources to train its troops, and the situation on the battlefield has worsened due to the Russian offensives. Consequently, Ukrainian officials have asked their U.S. and NATO counterparts for help in training 150,000 soldiers closer to the front lines for quicker deployment. The United States refused to send even military advisers to...
  • Ukraine in ‘Fierce’ Fighting With Russia at Eastern Border, Zelensky Says

    05/13/2024 6:03:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/13/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian troops are locked in intense battles with the advancing Russian army in two border areas, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, while the death toll from a Russian apartment building collapse blamed on Ukrainian shelling rose to 15. Zelenskyy said “fierce battles” are taking place near the border in eastern and northeastern Ukraine as outgunned and outnumbered Ukrainian soldiers try to hold back a significant Russian ground offensive. “Defensive battles are ongoing, fierce battles, on a large part of our border area,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address Sunday.
  • Putin says advance of Russian forces in Ukraine is going to plan

    05/15/2024 12:13:03 PM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | May 15th, 2024 | Guy Faulconbridge
    MOSCOW (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian forces were improving their positions every day along the front in Ukraine in all directions and that the advance was going to plan.Russia has been pushing Ukrainian forces back at various points in recent months despite hundreds of billions of dollars worth of aid from the United States and its allies.Putin, at a meeting in the Kremlin with new Defence Minister Andrei Belousov, Secretary of the Security Council Sergei Shoigu, and top generals, said the work of the military was "proceeding according to the plan" approved by the General Staff."The...
  • "Ukrainians SURRENDERING like never before" & Putin hasn't even STARTED the full invasion | Redacted

    05/13/2024 7:20:31 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 41 replies
    What amounted to a probing attack or skirmish on the part of Russian forces has caused chaos amongst the ukies
  • Thousands Flee From Kharkiv as Russians Push Forward in Northeastern Offensive in Ukraine

    05/11/2024 6:32:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/2024
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began a renewed ground assault on Ukraine’s northeast, killing and injuring several and forcing more than 1,700 civilians to evacuate from the Kharkiv region, local officials said Saturday. Artillery, mortar, and aerial bombardments hit more than 30 different towns and villages, leaving at least three people dead and five others injured, said Kharkiv governor, Oleh Syniehubov. Ukraine rushed reinforcements to the Kharkiv region on Friday to hold off a Russian attempt to breach local defenses, authorities said.
  • Russians try to break through Ukrainian defence lines north of Kharkiv

    05/10/2024 3:33:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 74 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 10, 2024 | Dan Sabbagh and Andrew Roth
    Russian forces have attacked across the Ukrainian border to the north of Kharkiv in a potential effort to open a new front in the war and intensify the pressure on Ukraine’s second city. Ukraine’s defence ministry said there had been “an attempt by the enemy to break through our defence line using armoured vehicles” at about 5am on Friday near the town of Vovchansk, and the initial attacks had been repelled. There were also reports of fighting in the border villages of Strilecha, Pylna and Borysivka farther west, and that Russian forces had advanced by about 1km around Vovchansk, though...
  • Russian Attacks Knock Out 2 Ukrainian Hydropower Plants

    05/09/2024 10:31:34 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 9, 2024 | Rooters
    Two hydropower plants in Ukraine were severely damaged and were no longer in operation after Russian bombardments earlier this week, the state energy company Ukrhydroenergo said Thursday. "As of today all hydro generation has suffered devastating damage," it said in a statement on the Telegram messaging app, adding that significant financial resources and efforts would be required to repair the damage and restore the plants' operations. Ukraine plans to double electricity imports Thursday after the powerful Russian attack on Ukraine's energy system, the energy ministry said.
  • Putin’s crushing new offensive could be the end of Ukraine

    05/07/2024 8:14:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 2, 2024 | CON COUGHLIN
    Missiles from North Korea, drones from Iran, and a massive amount of technical assistance from China. Russian President Vladimir Putin may complain about the backing Ukraine is receiving from Nato allies, but it is doubtful that Russia would be able to maintain its military offensive without the help it is getting from its motley collection of autocratic friends. In the latest indication of the support Moscow is receiving for its war effort in Ukraine, a team of UN investigators has concluded that debris from a missile that landed in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on January 2 was from a...
  • Russian Armed Forces deliver massive strike on strategic targets across Ukraine

    05/08/2024 6:51:07 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 33 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 5/8/24 | Sputnik
    Russia launched a barrage of missiles and drones targeting energy and military-industrial facilities across Ukraine in the early hours of May 8. The strikes reportedly targeted five Ukrainian regions – Poltava, Kirovograd, Lvov, Ivano-Frankovsk, and Vinnitsa – as well as part of the Zaporozhye region currently under the Kiev regime’s control. Air defense systems were also operating in Kiev and the capital’s environs.
  • The Great Ukraine Robbery is Not Over Yet

    05/08/2024 9:23:11 AM PDT · by delta7 · 43 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | 6 ma6 25 | Ron apaul
    The ink was barely dry on President Biden’s signature transferring another $61 billion to the black hole called Ukraine, when the mainstream media broke the news that this was not the parting shot in a failed US policy. The elites have no intention of shutting down this gravy train, which transports wealth from the middle and working class to the wealthy and connected class. Reuters wrote right after the aid bill was passed that, “Ukraine’s $61 billion lifeline is not enough.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell went on the Sunday shows after the bill was passed to say that $61...
  • A peace deal between Russia and Ukraine was possible 2 years ago — and still is today

    05/08/2024 3:41:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/24 | MARK EPISKOPOS
    As the West struggles to define its strategy in Ukraine, politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have long insisted that the only path to a “just and lasting peace” is to support Ukraine until Russia unconditionally admits defeat. They dismiss calls for a negotiated settlement as naive, dangerous and futile, claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not relent unless stopped by force of arms — Ukrainian or otherwise. More than two years into the conflict, Western leaders remain unfazed in their commitment to Russian military defeat, even as the fighting tilts decidedly in Moscow’s favor. The West’s continued...