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  • U.S. lifts weapons and training ban on Ukraine's Azov Brigade

    06/11/2024 9:43:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2024 | Anhelina Shamli
    The United States has lifted restrictions on providing weapons and training for the high-profile Ukrainian military unit the Azov Brigade. The U.S. State Department confirmed Monday that the unit, which has played a significant role in Ukraine's effort to repel the ongoing invasion launched by Russia in February 2022, could now be trained by U.S. military personnel and use U.S.-provided weapons. The State Department's move reversed a decade-old prohibition imposed on the Azov forces under the Leahy Law, which prohibits the U.S. from supplying weapons or financial assistance "to units of foreign security forces where there is credible information implicating...
  • Macron and Biden Now Lying Russian Assets at Zelensky’s Feet

    06/11/2024 10:00:47 AM PDT · by delta7 · 34 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 11 June24 | Martin Armstrong
    Macron and Biden do not represent their respective nations as they act in ways that are an utter detriment to national interests. The French and American leaders have agreed to surrender frozen Russian aid to Ukraine in the form of a loan. The West confiscated around $280.9 billion from Russia, which Reuters believe generate up to 3.5 billion euros in annual profit. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been pleading to release these stolen funds to Ukraine. “It is necessary and urgent for our coalition to find a way to unlock the value of these immobilized assets to support Ukraine’s...
  • Russian ship Admiral Levchenko on fire in Barents Sea, Ukrainian official claims

    06/11/2024 11:04:51 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 28 replies
    Kyiv Independent ^ | June 10, 2024 | by Chris York and The Kyiv Independent news desk
    Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Levchenko is burning in the Barents Sea after an engine malfunctioned and caught fire, Dmytro Pletenchuk, press chief for the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine's Armed Forces, said on June 10.
  • Two hours of non stop 'Western values' in Ukraine.

    06/11/2024 7:33:33 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 58 replies
    X ^ | FactFactory X
    Two hours of non stop 'Western values' in Ukraine.
  • "The 'Putin system' is beginning to collapse"

    06/10/2024 6:03:54 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 89 replies ^ | June 10, 2024 | Staff
    According to the mathematician [Immanuel Niven], the "Putin system" is beginning to collapse, exactly what he predicted mathematically already in March: "The announced drastic tax increases in Russia (the highest tax increases in the history of modern Russia) as well as Putin's recently published slogans (according to which "everyone must work as if they were at the front") are dramatic signs that the toxicity of the Russian war economy is reaching a critical level." In a post on X some days ago, he explained what this 'toxicity' means: "If the cost of replacing material losses (in such a way that...
  • Dramatic moment Ukrainian kamikaze drones blow up Putin’s hodgepodge ‘Franken-tanks’ as vids show brutal infernos

    06/10/2024 9:34:54 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 34 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 6/10/2024 | Juliana Lima
    Watch the incredible clips of Kyiv's powerful drones annihilating Mad Vlad's tankers as debris and flames take over the battlefield. THIS is the dramatic moment Ukrainian kamikaze drones blow up Russian tanks in the latest blow to Putin's failing forces. Spectacular footage shows Kyiv's fierce determination as the drones reduce the hodgepodge "Franken-tanks" to fiery wreckage. The drones are seen in the daylight mission smoothly descending until they hit Mad Vlad's tinderboxes with pinpoint accuracy. The clunky military vehicles are then seen engulfed by bright orange flames in a brutal inferno. As smoke was blown away, what once was a...
  • Ukraine is a gold mine US senator

    06/10/2024 6:36:18 AM PDT · by McGruff · 119 replies
    Big News Network ^ | June 10, 2024
    Allowing a Russian victory in the conflict would deprive America of access to vast mineral resources, Lindsey Graham says In an interview with 'Face the Nation' on CBS on Sunday, Graham accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being a "megalomaniac" who is attempting to "re-create the Russian Empire by force of arms," starting with Ukraine. He further claimed that if Moscow wins the current conflict, it will then take over Ukraine's wealth and share it with China. Graham described that prospect as "ridiculous," suggesting it would be better if this "gold mine" were available to the US instead. "They're sitting...
  • Spanish munitions business triples workforce to help war effort in Ukraine

    06/10/2024 7:20:52 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    SUR ^ | Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | Mercedes Navarrete
    At a time when ammunition is being used in Ukraine at a faster rate than the West is able to manufacture it and when the geopolitical situation has boosted the defence industry worldwide, the Fábrica de Munición de Granada (Granada ammunitions factory) has increased its activity to the highest levels in its recent history. The El Fargue facility is working at full capacity to meet demand since the increase in contracts resulting from European defence aid being sent to Ukraine. "Due to the current geopolitical situation, all defence factories have increased their activity and we are a reference in ammunition,...
  • Ukraine Opens New Front Against Russia's Beleaguered Black Sea Fleet

    06/10/2024 4:33:31 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/10/2024 | Brendan Cole
    Ukrainian drones are threatening Russian vessels in the Sea of Azov, it has been reported, signaling an intention by Kyiv to target Moscow's infrastructure beyond the Black Sea. -snip- British outlet Sky News reported Ukrainian forces had carried out a "coordinated strike" against a Ropucha-class landing ship overnight Saturday, which had moved to the Sea of Azov, connected to the Black Sea by the Strait of Kerch. Ukrainian Telegram channel Crimean Wind and Ukrainian Mariupol mayoral adviser Petro Andryushchenko gave more details, saying a ship was hit near the port of Yeysk, located in Krasnodar. But there are conflicting reports...
  • Ukrainian warplane fires weapon at target inside Russia for first time

    06/09/2024 8:29:24 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 79 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6/9/2024 | Artem Lysak
    A Ukrainian warplane has for the first time fired a weapon that struck a target inside Russia, a Ukrainian military source has told Sky News. The source said a "Russian command node" was hit on Sunday in the area of Belgorod, western Russia. Belgorod is close to the border with northeastern Ukraine. -snip- Speaking on condition of anonymity, the military source told Sky News: "A Ukrainian Air Force (UAF) mission has struck a Russian command node in Belgorod. "Whilst damage assessment is still occurring, it is confirmed as a direct hit. This is the first UAF air-delivered munition delivered against...
  • Ukraine Hits Top Su-57 Fighter Jet Inside Russia

    06/09/2024 4:46:08 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 33 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/9/2024 | Ellie Cook
    Ukrainian forces have damaged an advanced Russian Su-57 jet hundreds of miles away from the front lines inside Moscow's internationally recognized territory, Kyiv's military spy agency said on Sunday, adding this is the "first such case in history." An Su-57 jet was struck on Saturday at the Akhtubinsk airfield, in the southern Russian republic of Astrakhan, Kyiv's GUR military intelligence agency said in a statement. The site is around 365 miles from the current front lines in eastern Ukraine, according to the GUR. One of Russia's influential military bloggers—often considered sources for information on losses in lieu of official commentary...
  • Baltics join the ammunitions race

    06/08/2024 6:55:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    DW ^ | June 7, 2024 | Henry-Laur Allik
    With a shortage of mortar shells in reserves across Europe, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are setting up their own ammunition factories to be ready in case of a potential attack from Russia. In Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia — three Baltic states on the edge of the European Union that all share a border with Russia — defense is a key concern. All the more so, since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine in February 2022. According to NATO statistics, the defense spending of the three states greatly exceeded the minimum 2% of GDP in 2023, and...
  • Ukraine could launch 'terror campaign bombing schools' if Russia wins war

    06/08/2024 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 60 replies
    MSN - Daily Express ^ | June 8, 2024 | Charlie Bradley
    Ukraine is planning "terrorist activity" which would see Russian schools and other civilian infrastructure targeted, an expert has claimed to the Daily Express. But Nicholas Drummond, a defence and security analyst, tells the Daily Express that Ukraine is planning much more damaging attacks. He says Ukrainians could launch terrorist activity in Russia, including the bombing of schools.
  • Watch dramatic moment Ukrainian drone destroys Russia’s ‘indestructible turtle tank’ after crew ‘forgot to close hatch’

    06/08/2024 11:12:12 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 70 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 6/8/2024 | Juliana Lima
    THIS is the dramatic moment a Ukrainian drone destroys Russia's "indestructible" turtle tank in the latest blow to Putin's failing forces. Footage shows the sturdy military vehicle suddenly blowing up in flames after its crew left the hatch wide open in a fatal mistake. The drone is seen in the daylight mission smoothly descending until it enters Mad Vlad's tanker, hitting it with pinpoint accuracy. Bright orange flames engulf the turtle tank, reducing it to debris and melted metal. The precise attack was recorded by the Ukraine's 93rd Mechanized Brigade. Ukraine's Ministry of Defense confirmed the blow on X, writing:...
  • Vladimir Putin reeling after crack Russian unit is 'totally destroyed' in brutal battle

    06/08/2024 5:25:10 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 49 replies
    Express UK ^ | 6/8/2024 | John Varga
    A crack Russian unit of fighters was almost totally destroyed during intense fighting near Kharkiv, rendering it inoperable, according to reports from the frontline. The devastating massacre took place last weekend during fighting for Vovchansk, a city located 73 km (45 miles) northeast of Kharkiv. The city has become the focus of heavy fighting after Russian troops launched a surprise attack in the Kharkiv region in early May. As of last week, the Russians claimed to control around and half of the city - but the situation on the ground remains very fluid. After making initial gains, the Russians have...
  • Where Did Russia's Black Sea Fleet Go?

    06/08/2024 6:50:02 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 99 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/7/2024 | David Brennan
    A large part of Russia's mauled Black Sea Fleet was seen leaving the port of Novorossiysk this week, with satellite images suggesting the berths of the southern Russian port had been largely emptied despite the ever-present threat posed by Ukrainian maritime drones and missiles. The intentions of the vessels departing Novorossiysk—further from Ukrainian-controlled territory and considered safer than the Crimean ports repeatedly bombarded by Kyiv's forces—remain unclear. -snip- The Black Sea Fleet has been forced to largely abandon its traditional bases of choice on the occupied Crimean Peninsula because of numerous—and ever more sophisticated—Ukrainian long-range attacks. Despite having no conventional...
  • Attacks in Russian-occupied Ukrainian regions leave 28 dead, Moscow-backed officials say

    06/08/2024 8:00:27 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 8, 2024
    Russia-installed officials in the partially occupied Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Luhansk said Ukrainian attacks left at least 28 people dead as Russia and Ukraine continued to exchange drone attacks overnight into Saturday. A Ukrainian attack Friday on the small town of Sadove in Ukraine's partially occupied Sadove region killed 22 and wounded 15 people, Moscow-backed governor Vladimir Saldo said. Russian state news agency Tass cited Saldo as saying that Ukrainian forces first struck the town with a French-made guided bomb, then attacked again with a U.S.-supplied HIMARS missile. He said Ukrainian forces had "deliberately made a repeat strike to...
  • Are They TRYING to Start a Nuclear War?

    06/07/2024 7:56:25 PM PDT · by delta7 · 96 replies
    The Dalit Reckoning ^ | 7 June 24 | James Rickards
    The steady path toward World War III continues. U.S. and NATO support for Ukraine in the war with Russia has been one long failure, but that hasn’t stopped them from escalating the war with new weapons and tactics. Russia has met the escalation with its own escalation every step of the way. At what point do rational leaders in the West (if there are any left) pause, consider that the war is lost in Ukraine, deescalate and seek a treaty to end the war? There’s no sign of that yet. In fact, all of the signs point to further escalation,...
  • The regime is cooking up its biggest and bloodiest election plot yet and Americans are sleepwalking right into it…

    06/07/2024 12:43:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    Revolver News ^ | June 7, 2024 | Revolver
    Distracted and confused—that’s exactly how the regime wants the American people. When everyone’s attention is scattered in a hundred different directions, it’s much easier for them to roll out their sweeping plots. Imagine standing in a room filled with TVs, each blasting a different message, and you’re trying to make sense of it all. Meanwhile, the powers that be are quietly making epic chess moves that will alter our lives and change the country—and the world—forever. We’ve said it a thousand times: the regime will stop at nothing to hold onto power. Nothing. That could mean unleashing a so-called “pandemic”—courtesy...
  • Ukraine desperately wants more F-16 trainees since it's only getting 20 pilots to fly 85 warplanes: report

    06/07/2024 9:06:02 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 6, 2024 | Matthew Loh
    Ukraine is urgently pressing the US and its allies to free up seats at their F-16 training schools so Kyiv can use the dozens of warplanes gifted by NATO members, Politico reported. But the outlet reported, citing three anonymous sources familiar with the situation, that Ukraine's Western allies cannot train all the pilots Kyiv is asking for. Politico reported on Wednesday that Ukraine is expected to field about 20 F-16 pilots this year and is asking the US if it can train an additional 30. Yet, the F-16 school in Tucson, Arizona, can at most accept only 12 Ukrainian trainees...