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Ukraine SITREP 26th January

I have been trying to wait as long as possible to get some facts confirmed, but at this point in time I am confident enough to say that there are numerous and convergent signs that things are going extremely badly for the Kiev junta. Just look at the following recent headlines: ​Kiev urgently summons NATO-Ukraine meeting in Brussels Junta officers get the right to shoot their man in case of

Europe’s addiction to Russian gas: How long before withdrawal symptoms set in?

by Leonid Krutakov for Odnako (translated by: Robin)   In mid-January, EU Energy Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič held talks with Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow. After the talks, Mr. Šefčovič expressed surprise at three circumstances. First, Gazprom has no intention of building the South Stream pipeline. Second, in the future natural gas will be delivered to Europe via Turkey. And, third, Russia is not

Important blog news: we are getting stronger, much stronger

Dear friends, I have some important issues to bring to your attention:   1) Domain names: We are trying to fix the domain name problems and also making some major changes in our IT architecture. As of right now, please note that the following Saker Blogs are still functioning normally: French Saker: http://lesakerfrancophone.fr German Saker: http://www.vineyardsaker.de/ Oceania Saker: http://www.vineyardsaker.co.nz/ Latin American Saker: https://vineyardsakerlatam.wordpress.com/ the following Saker Blogs are down due

Glorification of terrorism: a teenager prosecuted in France because of a cartoon on Facebook

by numerama, 17/1/2015 Translated by Jenny Bright for Tlaxcala   A 16 year-old teenager in France was indicted for glorifying terrorism after he published a cartoon representing a character with the Charlie Hebdo journal, hit by bullets, with an accompanying ironic comment. The current situation is, to say the least, paradoxical. Last weekend, following the terrible attacks that took place right in the middle of Paris, large rallies were held

Putin’s counter-intuitive 8 point peace plan for the Ukraine

There is a lot of speculation about Putin’s end goal. They range from “Putin wants ton conquer the Ukraine and then Moldova, the Baltic States and (who knows?) even Poland” to “Putin’s wants to back-stab Novorussia and sell it in exchange for Crimea”. And these are not just empty speculations, because your assessment of what is happening today will largely depend on what you believe Putin’s end goal is. For

Hungary: Next Stop on the Putsch Express

Submitted by Andrew Kahn for Voice of América (Twitter @akahnnyc)   Once is a conspiracy theory. Twice is a coincidence. Thrice gets people wondering. Four times and the polished denials begin as conspiracy theory has become neoliberal reality. So it is in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet regions. Yugoslavia, Croatia, Chechnya, Georgia, Ukraine. And where next? The number has gone way beyond four – the time

A key day in the Ukrainian Conflict?

by Alexander Mercouris   This may turn out to be a critical day in the evolution of the Ukrainian conflict. 1. The Russian Security Council met today. We do not (obviously) have a full account but Putin’s website has provided some details. Strikingly, Putin referred to the junta as “official Kiev” and not “the Ukrainian government” or “the Ukrainian side”. He also referred to the two east Ukrainian republics as

Novorussian SITREP January 23

Over the past 48 hours not much has changed.   Donetsk: The airport is confirmed fully in Novorussians hands and the main combats are in the towns of Peski, Avdeevka, Krasnogorovka and Marinka which are shown in black on the map below: In all these locations the Novorussian Armed Forces are on the offensive in order to push back the Ukrainian Repression Forces. If the Novorussian succeed in booting the

False flags and how to start a ‘colour revolution’ in Argentina

by Mario   How it starts: 1987–88 Iran signed three agreements with Argentina’s National Atomic Energy Commission. The first Iranian-Argentine agreement involved help in converting the U.S. supplied Tehran Nuclear Research Centre (TNRC) reactor from highly enriched fuel to 19.75% low-enriched uranium, and to supply the low-enriched uranium to Iran. December 1992: The US Embassy in Buenos Aires informs the Argentine government that a continuation of the Iran-Argentine nuclear cooperation

Oh how much these Poles hate Russia…

Amazing. I mean – everybody knew that Iatseniuk is an evil congenital liar, but that he represents a regime of freaks anyway. But Poland, I had assumed, was a civilized country, run by by mentally sane, if a tad subservient to the USA, people. And then this bombshell: Asked on Polish radio on Wednesday why Putin was not invited to the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Foreign Minister

Annual press conference of Sergey Lavrov

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Mindfriedo SITREPs to resume!

Touching Base by Mindfriedo   Commitments and hard times in “Meat Space,” as Saker calls it, have kept me from contributing to the Saker and his unrivalled dedication to the truth. Having said that, I will try and sift as much as I can, from whatever news is out there and post it as often as I can, which I hope to be at least once a week.   Iraq:

Givi Nets a Big Fish

By Yurasumy Translated from Russian by J.Hawk for FortRuss Commander of the 93rd “Zhitomir” Brigade, Oleg Mikats, taken prisoner at the airport.   At first he was described as a battalion commander. But it’s not so. Oleg Mikats is the commander of the 93rd Brigade. He was the third on the Right Sector party list during the recent Rada elections [he is shown in illustration above in the top row,

Who Stands to Benefit From Terrorist Attacks in France?

by Mikail Khazin   translation by: Mikhael (thanks a lot Mikhael!! The Saker) The scale of the events in France and the intensity of the ensuing panic turned out to be so massive that even the most politically unprepared people realized that the stability of EU is facing an enormous threat. And it doesn’t even matter if the French authorities are successful in neutralizing the current situation – it may

Novorussian SITREP January 20th

I have to admit that what happened in the past 24 hours has been a surprise for me. For one thing, I expected an attack later in the year because right now the weather conditions are bad and very much favor the defenders. I also expected a heavy fire preparation of the battlefield (meaning that the Ukies would shell Novorussian positions) followed by a push by Ukie armor along several

Blog Business – my updated public key

For technical and other reasons, I had to generate a new public key linked to my secondary email thesaker@unseen.is   Please ONLY use this key and not any older key and IF you email me an encrypted message, please ONLY send it to the email address thesaker@unseen.is and NOT to my regular email address vineyardsaker@gmail.com   This key can be downloaded by clicking here or simply copied from here: —–BEGIN

Ukraine Goes to War – and Always Will as Long as Maidan Holds Power

by Alexander Mercouris for Russia Insider As the economic situation in Ukraine goes from bad to worse the response of the Ukrainian government’s attention is focused instead on resuming the war in the Donbass. Over the last few weeks we have heard boasts from President Poroshenko that the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian military have been fully restored since its defeat last summer and that all its losses in armour

Short update from the Saker

Dear friends, First, I know the German and Russian Saker blogs are down. Please do not worry, we are transferring domain names and we even have fallback options. Please be patient. Second, today there are A LOT of news out of the Donbass, all of them very bad for the Nazis. So stay tuned for a SITREP tonight. Third, I cannot answers emails right now, I am way too busy.

Trolling Russia

By Israel Shamir   The edifice of world post-1991 order is collapsing right now before our eyes. President Putin’s decision to give a miss to the Auschwitz pilgrimage, right after his absence in Paris at the Charlie festival, gave it the last shove. It was good clean fun to troll Russia, as long as it stayed the course. Not anymore. Russia broke the rules. Until now, Russia, like a country

Novorussia SITREP: Intensive combat operation all over the line of contact in Novorussia

Things look very bad today and very intensive combat operations, in particular artillery strikes, are reported everywhere in Novorussia. At the very least, in the following locations: 1) Donetsk Airport: the Ukrainians attacked with a fairly large concentration of armor and under heavy artillery fire. As for tonight (local time) all of these attacks have been successfully repelled but intelligences sources are reporting a sharp rise in the number of

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