Thousands of people are being evacuated from Balakleya in the Kharkov region
Anatolii Matios, a Deputy Prosecutor-General of Ukraine, posted on his FB account a message saying that the fire was the result of the sabotage and that the depot had about 138,000 tons of munition.
Not to rain on his parade, but historically it’s an established practice for Ukraine to blew up their munition depots after everything inside had been appropriated illegally.
For region’s sake, let’s hope that everything has been sold to Donetsk, before this fire.
Lavrov said something we all have been thinking for a very long time: “We will judge by deeds and not by statements in order to figure out if our Israeli counterparts abide by these agreements.“ He meant an agreement between Russia and Israel on its conduct in Syria.
— Alexandra Halaby (@iskandrah) March 18, 2017
March 20 2017, Ukraine – NATO armed forces continue their assault of the territory of Donbass that is currently under their occupation. A video of the Ukraine shelling a village of Vodyanov by the GRAD missiles.
On March 21, Ukrainian armed forces undertook an attack on town Kominternovo. but were forced to retreat abandoning several of their own. Eduard Basurin , a Deputy Defence Minister and defence spokesman of the Donetsk People’s Republic, said that the blood test of the killed Ukrainian servicemen revealed a high level of mind-altering substances.
Federica Mogherini of the EU has not expressed any outrage over the Kiev authorities killing the population currently under its control.
As a reminder to our esteemed Western readers about the crimes their governments and nations perpetuated against the Russians in 20th and 21rst century.
About 130,000 of Italian army soldiers and officers were captured near Stalingrad in 1943. They were what’s left of the 8th Italian Army.
“First, Italy deployed the Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia (Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Russia, or CSIR), in 1942 Italia decided to increase its war on Russia with additional armies with the ARMIR.
Like the CSIR, the ARMIR included an Aviation Command (Comando Aereo) with a limited number of fighters, bombers, and transport aircraft. This command was part of the Regia Aeronautica (lit. “Royal Air Force”) and was also known as the Corpo Aereo Spedizione in Russia (“Air Expeditionary Corps in Russia”).
The ARMIR was subordinated to German Army Group B (Heeresgruppe B) commanded by General Maximilian von Weichs.
In February 1943, after its near destruction during the Battle of Stalingrad the remains of the Italian 8th Army and the surviving Italian troops were unceremoniously brought home from Russia.
Altogether, Italia sent seven new divisions to Russia for a total of ten divisions. Four new infantry divisions were sent: the 2 Infantry Division Sforzesca, the 3 Infantry Division Ravenna, the 5 Infantry Division Cosseria, and the 156 Infantry Division Vicenza. In addition to the infantry divisions, three new mountain divisions made up of Alpini were sent: the 2 Alpine Division Tridentina, the 3 Alpine Division Julia, and the 4 Alpine Division Cuneense. These new divisions were added to the 52 Motorised Division Torino, 9 Motorised Division Pasubio and 3 Cavalry Division Amedeo Duca d’Aosta which were already in Russia as part of the CSIR.”
Italy had never apologized for its war crimes against Russian people and never paid any restitution to Russia.
Battle for Stalingrad 1942-1943
Two of the perpetrators were arrested, one is still at large.
The Belorussian border guards discovered explosives and weapons.
The Ukrainian response was to claim that this incident was staged.
Speaking of legal issues. Here, I found some interesting statistic on the Russian courts.
In 2016, in criminal courts in Russia were filed 1 016 322 cases.
Decided on 961,000 criminal cases;
772 920 people were convicted;
216 297 people got real jail sentences;
3 739 people got non-guilty verdicts;
231 954 cases were closed for different reasons;
Interesting enough, some unconfirmed sources report that about 10,000 of former Donbass militia fighters are currently being incarcerated on the territory of the republics and also on the territory of Russia.
The same number, of about 10,000 of participants of the war on Donbass in 2014-2016 is being incarcerated currently in Ukraine, allegedly.
All those people were convicted for the war crimes against civilian population like murder, rape, kidnapping, torture, extortion, robbery and theft.
Japan: Entire Russian perimeter will be protected from the sea and the air – Shoigu
It’s would be nonsensical to leave parts of our border without protection
Mar 20, 2017
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a joint press conference with Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, Monday.
Tomomi Inada, Japanese Defence Minister (Japanese): “Security challenges are becoming more complex and diverse. And no country in the world can ensure its security for the benefit of itself alone.”
Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister (Russian): “A division has been created over the last six years. It has formed along the lines of three territories in the Russian Federation: the Primorye territory, the Sakhalin region and the Amur region. It has been created exclusively for the protection of the Russian Federation. Its borders are secured from the sea and from the air. Concerning the second question, this year we will finish implementing a missile system around the entire perimeter of the Russian Federation, from the sea and from the air. Leaving unprotected space hardly makes sense. The entire perimeter of the Russian Federation will be protected from the sea and from the air.”
After Kiev banned a disabled Russian singer Yalia Samoilova from entering Ukraine to participate in the Eurovision 2017, Russia decided not to broadcast the show on its territory.
On March 16, Poroshenko imposed sanctions against five banks with Russian state capital operating on the Ukrainian market.
Russian banks, privately and state owned, might lose about $30 billion in cash and investments, as a result of Ukraine’s raid on the banks.
On March 21st, Russian Black Sea Fleet warships land troops on Crimean coast in large-scale drills
Interesting development in the US today
Freedom Watch Notifies Congress of “Deep State” Intelligence Whistle-Blower – full pdf
“Freedom Watch notifies congress of a “Deep State” intelligence community whistle blower, Dennis Montgomery, with hundreds of millions of documents showing CIA and FBI and Intelligence Committees where spying on, and conducting surveillance on, American citizens for political purposes.
Mr. Montgomery is trying to use a legal “whistle-blower” process and not follow the same approach as Edward Snowden.”
This is for my research of the war in Ukraine.
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