SITREPs

East Med Sitrep May – June 2018

by Kakaouskia for The Saker Blog Greetings to the Saker community and readers. Cyprus: Reports in the press show that the Cypriot government has signed an agreement with France for the provision of four SA-342M Gazelle helicopters from the reserves of the French Army. These helicopters are the modernised version of the SA-342-L1 of which Cyprus already operates four since 1988. The upgraded version has night fight capabilities as well

Ramzan Kadyrov personally commands rescue of Orthodox hostages in a church in Gronzy

RT reports: Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechen Republic, which left a worshiper and two police officers dead.  The terrorist group took the credit for the attack, issuing a statement through its online mouthpieces, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Sunday. Four terrorists, armed with blades, incendiary devices and guns, stormed the Church of Michael the

Victory Day Parade in Syria

Russian and Syrian troops based in Latakia’s Khmeimim Air Base in held their own Victory Day parade on Wednesday, celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.       Syrian troops took part in the Victory Day parade. Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan, the commander of The Tiger forces was present at the Khmeimim Air Base Victory Day parade. In August 2017,

Syria SITREP: How the Russian General Staff is fooling the US and Israel

How the Russian General Staff is fooling the US and Israel Source: https://cont.ws/@vitimbabi4ev/928860 Translated by Eugenia The day before yesterday, the world media have published the new of the meeting in Sweden of the Western European UN representatives regarding implementation of the UN general Assembly resolution 377 “Uniting for Peace”. The meeting made clear the strategy of the West to exclude Russia from discussions of all critical political and military

The best media money can buy!

Today the Russian held an extraordinary briefing and press conference at the OPCW, which featured the boy which supposedly was gassed in Douma, his father and other witnesses: Here is the Russian language video of this 2 hour long press conference: and here is the BBC’s front page today: Do I need to say anything more? The Saker

On sanctions

by Scott Humor On Monday April 16, a well-oiled machine of anti-Russian sanctions experienced a major hiccup. This day the US Treasury promised to announce new sanctions against Russia’s companies and persons, if  the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to be believed. Why would the US Ambassador to the UN do such things as announcing the US Treasury’s plans is everyone’s guess, especially since this Monday, when it

SITREP: A false flag attack on a USN ship next?

by Nick for the Saker blog The USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group left the east coast Naval Station Norfolk, VA on 11th April. The aircraft carrier is accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy, the guided-missile destroyers USS Burke, Bulkeley, Forest Sherman and Farragut, and the destroyers USS Jason and The Sullivans. The strike group carries 6,500 sailors and Carrier Air Wing One. Recent announcements about Russia’s hypersonic

Syria SITREP – three useful sources to debunk the nonsense (UPDATED)

Frankly, my blog is aimed at an adult audience with a graduate-level college education or equivalent, capable of critical and logical thought and free from the kind of mental prolefeed the media is serving the zombified masses.  So I would not normally bother posting info debunking the latest nonsensical lies of the AngloZionist propaganda machine.  But since the Hegemony is vociferously insisting that a gas attack did take place in

SITREP: US missile attack on Syria – Russian statistics

The following are the official results of the US missile attacks on Syria as reported by the Russian General Staff on this video: TRANSLATION (all names phonetically translated from Russian, not the original Arabic, by me. The Saker) Target Attacking cruise missiles Defeated cruise missiles Diuvali 4 4 Duimeir airbase 12 12 Blei airbase 18 18 Shairat airbase 12 12 Tifor airbase 2 2 Mezze airbase 9 5 Khoms airbase

Russia’s Defense Ministry briefing on situation in Syria and investigation of Douma hoax

Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Ministry of Defense spokesman, had a briefing for journalists on situation in Syria and said that MOD has proof of UK’s involvement in Douma chemical incident Russia’s Defense Ministry has found those who took part in filming the rent-a-mob chemical attack in Syria’s Douma. Russia’s defense ministry has evidence proving the United Kingdom’s direct involvement in the organization of the provocation with the alleged chemical attack in

Naval Eastern Med SITREP

by LeDahu for the Saker blog The US and Russia are now closer to a direct collision between their military forces than at any time since the Cold War. The world anxiously waits to see what the US has on the table, in the way of military options. A quick tour of the situation as it stands, using OSINT sources, of what has happened over the last couple of days.

East Med Sitrep March – April 2018

by Kakaouskia for The Saker blog Greetings to the Saker community and readers. This sitrep covers a series of events in recent weeks in Eastern Mediterranean that point to a possible arms race. Note that I deliberately do not cover the recent Douma affair as it has been extensively covered elsewhere and merits articles of its own. Greece: 22nd March 2018 – U.S. Congress announces the provision of $460,000,000 as

Ukraine v. Russia: Passage through Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov

by Scott Humor On 15th September 2016, Ukraine has instituted arbitration proceedings against the Russian Federation under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”) to vindicate its rights as the coastal state in maritime zones adjacent to Crimea in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait. According to the Permanent Court of Arbitration website the case is still pending:  Dispute Concerning Coastal State

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

SitRep: SPACE and the Double Helix (a briefing)

by Larchmonter445 for the Saker Blog GLONASS + Beidou Satellite Systems are to be joined as a unitary global navigation satellite system. It will cover well beyond Russia and China, as it will be the Eurasian satellite system. Of course, both are global systems tuned heavily to Russian and Chinese requirements and available to any public user anywhere on Earth. Two-thirds of world’s population will no longer be dependent on

Kosovo SITREP: Terrorism in Legal Form

by Nemanja B. for the Saker blog Kosovo Government takes harsh action after months of threats to numerous political members of Serbian governmental body named Office for Kosovo. Today on 26th of March at 17:50 in Kosovska Mitrovica Serbs were doing their 15th meeting of the round table to discuss current situation regarding their southern province. Special police forces named ROSU who are controlled by Albanian politicians in this disputed

“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

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

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