Posts From Scott

Ukraine’s state piracy and the Sea of Azov development

by Scott Humor “Ukraine will detain all the ships travelling to and out of Crimea without Kiev’s consent, ” said Ukrainian Border Service Spokesman Oleg Slobodyan commenting on the arrest of Russia’s Nord, a fishing boat from Kerch. Claiming that the Kiev regime is in the “legal framework,” he said that Ukraine will continue hijacking vessels of other nationalities and kidnapping people on board of those vessel and imprison those

Syrian War Report – April 4, 2018: Fresh “U.S. Casualties” In Syria

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-4-2018-fresh-u-s-casualties-in-syria/ On April 3, another convoy of militants and their families departed the district of Douma in Eastern Ghouta under the agreement with the government. According to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA, the convoy consisted of 24 buses, included 1198 militants and their families, and was set to move to the northern part of Aleppo province, which is controlled by Turkish forces. On April 4, another batch of militants

Ah, the roads (Ekh, dorogi) (Эх, дороги)

Dear friends, Over the past few years one of my main efforts was to try to convince as many people as possible that Russia was preparing for war.  I also tried to caution about the completely misguided notion that because the Russian people feared war (they do!) they somehow were not ready for it (they are!).  I tried logical, rational arguments.  They I switched to an angry rant.  Now I

Syrian War Report – April 3, 2018: Government Forces Liberate 5 Settlements In Rastan Pocket

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-3-2018-government-forces-liberate-5-settlements-in-rastan-pocket/ On April 2, government forces established control of the town of Taqsis and the villages of Zour Abu Dardah, Jamaqiliya, al-Mishyah, Imarah in the Rastan pocket in northern Homs. These villages had been controlled by local militants under the influence of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda). However, the SAA reached an understanding with the locals and was able to enter the area without

Syrian War Report – April 2, 2018: Militants Start Their Withdrawal From Key Town Of Douma

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-2-2018-militants-start-their-withdrawal-from-key-town-of-douma/ On March 31, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies established a full control over the southern part of the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta after units of Faylaq al-Rahman and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) had fully withdrawn from the area. The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria revealed that a total of 41,126 militants and their family members had left the

The Russian party’s questions for the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat regarding the UK’s fabricated “Skripal case”

The Russian party’s questions for the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat regarding the UK’s fabricated “Skripal case” On April 1, the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) sent the following questions regarding the fabricated “Skripal case” to the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat: What kind of assistance has London requested from the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat? Will the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat, acting in accordance with

Russia’s questions to France regarding the Skripal case fabricated against Russia by the United Kingdom

Russia’s questions to France regarding the Skripal case fabricated against Russia by the United Kingdom On March 31, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Paris delivered to the French Foreign Ministry a note with a list of questions to the French side regarding the Skripal case fabricated against Russia: On what grounds did France become involved in the technical side of the United Kingdom’s investigation of the incident in

Lavrov about Russia’s retaliation against the expulsion of Russian diplomats

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s reply to a media question about Russia’s retaliation against the expulsion of Russian diplomats, Moscow, March 29, 2018 http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3145578 Question: Will you retaliate against the expulsion of Russian diplomats using tit-for-tat methods or something stronger? Sergey Lavrov: We will retaliate in kind, but there will be more. Virtually right now, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman is at the Ministry and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 29, 2018

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 29, 2018 29.03.1818:29   Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali’s working visit to Russia Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali will pay a working visit to Moscow on April 2 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. It is planned that the ministers will review the current state of

“Putin” – the Documentary Sure to Change Everything You Thought You Knew About Russia’s President

A groundbreaking new film by Andrei Kondrashev. “Putin” dives into depth about the man who we all hear so much about, but who we know so little about. From the early tumultuous days of the presidency – dealing with the terrorist situation, the Kursk tragedy and a demoralized Russia – to Putin now, the leader of a reenergized and recovered Russia. A year in the making with personal stories that

“This terrible Russian youth”

“Generation Putin” gives the West a boot Ivan Danilov for RIA NEWS Translation by Scott Humor Leading American, British, and Australian publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, the Australian, and the Daily Telegraph, almost simultaneously published materials with the same message: “A new generation of Russia chooses Putin, not iPhones. This generation is terrible, there is no hope for it.” Similar titles for the articles of three different publications

Syrian War Report – March 23, 2018: Militants To Withdraw From More Areas In Eastern Ghouta

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-march-23-2018-militants-to-withdraw-from-more-areas-in-eastern-ghouta/ On March 22, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Baay, Basufan, Kafr Nabu and Burj Haydar south of the city of Afrin from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). According to unconfirmed reports, the TAF’s artillery even shelled positions some of the Syrian Arab Army north of the city of Aleppo. Since the fall of Afrin on March 18, the

Syrian War Report – March 22, 2018: Syrian Army Gets Control Of Harasta, Militants Withdraw

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-march-22-2018-syrian-army-gets-control-of-harasta-militants-withdraw/ About 1,500 Ahrar al-Sham militants and 6,000 civilians, mostly families of the militants, are set to leave the Harasta area of Eastern Ghouta under an evacuation agreement with the Syrian government on March 22. Under the agreement militants surrender all of their heavy weapons and get an open corridor towards the militant-held part of the province of Idlib. Late on March 21, a source in the 4th Armoured Division

Syrian War Report – March 21, 2018: Three Chemical Weapons Attacks Are Prevented

Three attempts by militants to use chemical weapons in Syria were prevented last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on March 20. “Despite attempts by militants to disrupt peace initiatives in East Ghouta, we are negotiating with the leaders of the armed groups in order to stop fighting and prevent a humanitarian disaster,“ Shoigu said adding that a humanitarian operation in the area is ongoing. The Defense Minister also

Syrian War Report – March 19, 2018: Eastern Ghouta Battle Enters Final Phase, Afrin Falls

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-march-19-2018-eastern-ghouta-battle-enters-final-phase-afrin-falls/ On March 18, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) established full control over the city of Afrin. The city had been the main stronghold of the YPG in northeastern Syria. However, the YPG had withdrawn from it almost without fighting. A notable part of civilians had also fled to the government-held area in the province of Aleppo. According to Turkish sources, the TAF and

The British Spy Skripal hoax

by Scott Humor In regards to the British government-staged hoax around the persona of retired British spy Sergey Skripal: If TV police dramas told us anything it’s the principle of Corpus delicti, or “no body, no crime.” It’s the principle that a crime must be proved to have occurred before a person can be convicted of committing that crime. Since February, the British government has been staging a bizarre theater

Syrian War Report – March 16, 2018: Army Evacuated Over 12,500 Civilians From Eastern Ghouta

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-march-16-2018-army-evacuated-over-12500-civilians-from-eastern-ghouta/ On March 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the village of Hamuriyah in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta from members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and Faylaq al-Rahman. The liberation of Hamuriyah allowed the SAA to open a new humanitarian corridor there. Over 12,500 civilians were evacuated from Hamuriyah and nearby areas. Additionally, the SAA once again

Syrian War Report – March 15, 2018: Militant Advance In Northern Hama Ends In Failure

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-march-15-2018-militant-advance-northern-hama-ends-failure/ On March 14, ten so-called “moderate opposition” groups launched a large-scale attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and captured the villages of al-Hamamiyat and Karnaz. According to a released statement, the attack was dubbed “Wrath of Ghouta” and aimed at assisting militants suffering setbacks in battle against the SAA in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. Later, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham also announced via

Syrian War Report – March 14, 2018: Government Forces Liberate Key Area In Southern Damascus

  https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-march-14-2018-government-forces-liberate-key-area-in-southern-damascus/ On March 13, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the area of al-Qadam in southern Damascus after local militants had been evacuated from it. Militants had been forced to sign an evacuation agreement with Damascus after ISIS units operating in the Yarmouk Camp had mostly overrun their defenses. ISIS launched an attack on al-Qadam seeking to capture the area before it could be fully secured by the SAA.

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