For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff
After the Russian forces took POPASNA, the pace increased. There are still battles, but the Russians are now rolling over everything else in the Donbas. The Ukrainians are being annihilated, more and more soldiers are refusing to fight, reports of mass surrenders pour in, and the Russian strategy of cauldrons and partial cauldrons is proving incredibly effective. It is a bloody war in that area exacerbated by the Ukrainian leaders because orders for a sensible retreat are not forthcoming.
Two videos today – both quite detailed:
This first video from Military Summary on Rumble, describes the logjam against sensible retreat.
This second video describes some of the very recent battles and how these brought the Ukraine to this point. Very detailed and he draws his maps on the fly as he talks.
A few hours ago reports started filtering in of huge forces of the Russian Aerospace Forces passing over Lugansk towards the front, and powerful explosions thundered everywhere. The correspondent of “Russian Spring” rusvesna.su from the capital of the LPR reports that he sees this for the first time, a lot of combat aircraft and helicopters swept over the city in several waves. Of course we do not know yet the what, why and where of this, excepting the Russian MoD report of this morning tells the story of the increased pace.
Take a look at the numbers:
💥High-precision air-based missiles have hit 48 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, 2 artillery batteries, and 2 ammunition depots near Nikolaevka and Berestovoe in Donetsk People’s Republic during the day.
▫️1 Ukrainian electronic reconnaissance centre near Dneprovskoe, Nikolaev Region, has been destroyed, including 11 servicemen from the combat unit, as well as 15 foreign engineering specialists who arrived with security guards.
▫️In addition, 1 Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile system launcher has been destroyed near Nikolaevka in Donetsk People’s Republic, and 1 radar of the Ukrainian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system near Chuhuev in Kharkov region.
✈️💥Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 49 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, 2 mortar crews, as well as 1 depot of missile and artillery weapons and ammunition.
▫️The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 350 nationalists and up to 96 armoured and motor vehicles.
💥Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter over Husarovka, Kharkov Region. 1 Ukrainian Air Force military transport aircraft delivering ammunition and weapons has been also shot down in mid-air near Kremidovka, Odessa Region.
▫️In addition, 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Zelenyi Gai in Kherson Region, Bolshie and Malye Prokhody, Gavrilovka, Veseloe in Kharkov Region, and Epifanovka and Kirovsk in Lugansk People’s Republic, including 2 Soviet-made Tu-143 Reis jets near Melovatka in Lugansk People’s Republic.
💥Missile troops and artillery have hit 62 command posts, 407 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, 47 artillery and mortar units at firing positions, as well as 3 ammunition depots.
▫️Units and military equipment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ 10th Mountain Assault Brigade, which arrived to reinforce the Ukrainian grouping in Donbass, have been destroyed during unloading near Pokrovsk railway station in Donetsk People’s Republic.
Ukrainian General Staff says “The invaders are actively advancing in several directions at once.” — Specifically, the Russians are advancing simultaneously in Severodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdeevsky, Novopavlovsk and Liman directions.
We also had a short explanation of why the perceived slow down in the Russian operation. The slowdown of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine is intentional with a view to evacuating the population and avoiding casualties among civilians, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. Russia’s Armed Forces are creating humanitarian corridors and announcing ceasefires to ensure the safe evacuation of residents from encircled settlements, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu explained, despite this approach stalling the progress of the country’s forces. “Of course, this slows down the pace of the offensive, but it is being done deliberately to avoid civilian casualties,” he explained at a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Council of Defense Ministers.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev spoke on the Ukraine specifically and geopolitics:
▪️All the goals set by the President of the Russian Federation during the special military operation will be achieved, it cannot be otherwise. Russia is not chasing deadlines in the course of a special military operation in Ukraine.
The ideal scenario for US-led NATO is an endlessly smoldering conflict in Ukraine.
▪️Nazism must either be eradicated by 100%, or it will raise its head in a few years, and in an even uglier form.
▪️Ukraine, if it had remained an independent country, and not controlled from outside, “would have long ago expelled all Nazi evil spirits from its land.”
▪️Moscow will be obliged to respond to the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, which is a direct security threat to Russia. Finland and Sweden will be accepted into NATO, despite the objections of Turkey and Croatia, “because Washington decided so.”
▪️The West is today obscuring Russia’s contribution to the preservation of other states in different historical periods with all its might.
The political and geopolitical situation is heating up and at the same time becoming more surreal.
They’re even dusting off Kissinger at Davos. (Note Pepe Escobar’s ascerbic entry to his telegram channel at the end.)**
There is a small window of opportunity to wind down the armed conflict in Ukraine and find a peace settlement, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has told a gathering of Western elites in Davos, Switzerland. Beyond that, Russia may break from, the rest of, Europe for good and become a permanent ally of China, he said on Monday during a speech at the World Economic Forum.
“Negotiations on peace need to begin in the next two months or so, [before the conflict] creates upheavals and tensions that will not be easily overcome,” the 98-year-old veteran diplomat said of the crisis. The outcome will determine the rest of Europe’s relationships with Russia and Ukraine alike, he said. “Ideally, the dividing line should return to the status quo ante,” he said.
“I believe pursuing the war beyond that point would turn it not into a war about the freedom of Ukraine, which had been undertaken with great cohesion by NATO, but into a war against Russia itself,” he added.
There are more voices from Europe asking for a peace process to start but first, the Ukrainian response:
Ukrainian presidential advisor Alexey Arestovich resorted to obscene language to criticize those in the West urging Kiev to cede part of the country’s territory to Russia for the sake of peace.
“Go f**k yourselves with such proposals, you dumb f**ks, to trade Ukrainian territory a little bit! Are you f**king crazy? Our children are dying, soldiers are stopping shells with their own bodies, and they are telling us how to sacrifice our territories. This will never happen,” Arestovich said in an interview on Wednesday.
Soros calls for Putin’s defeat: George Soros told the World Economic Forum in Davos the West needs a quick victory over Russia in Ukraine so it can focus on climate change
The process of ‘disowning’ the Ukraine has started.
Gen. Milley notes that the US has reopened military-to-military level talks with the Russians. His call to his Russian counterpart last week was “important” and it was “purposeful”
Of course, the talk of another peace plan is not born of care for people or human rights or democracy or deep held care for the Ukrainian people. It is driven by desperation and is a desperate grasp at avoiding a psychological defeat bigger than Afghanistan.
TASS/ Russia’s State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin took to his Telegram channel to highlight that the US and its partners do not plan to provide real assistance to Ukraine.
- Ukraine will only get 15% of the $40 billion promised by the US, he said.
- “Washington and Brussels do not really intend to help Ukraine, or solve its economic and social issues. They only need Ukraine to fight Russia till the last Ukrainian,” Volodin said.
- According to the recent aid to Ukraine legislation signed by President Joe Biden, 35% of the $40 billion is going to finance the US Armed Forces, he explained. Meanwhile, 45.2% of that amount is set to be spent on other countries, not Ukraine, while another 4.8% will be earmarked to support refugees, and restore the US diplomatic mission in Ukraine. “Ukraine will only receive 15% of the allotted sum,” the speaker revealed.
- But Ukrainians will have to pay off the whole sum, he said. The US is aware that Kiev will not be able to service the debt in the future. “That is why they are seizing Ukraine’s last reserves, including grain, which is what we are seeing right now”.
Quo Vadis Ukraine?
A list of those that want a piece of the pie is shaping up. Of course, Poland is not suddenly in love with the Ukraine without a reason. They want their piece of the land pie. I suspect Hungary is also not innocent in this matter. Will the Ukraine be apportioned? Or will it lose its nation-state status completely, and cease to exist? Nobody knows because nobody knows the Russian plan. In Europe and the US/NATO, fear is taking hold. Nobody knows where Russia plans to stop after liberating the two new Republics, Donesk and Luhansk. Is this the moment that they will choose to push NATO back to its agreed borders?
Maria Zakharova noted that these peace proposals that are appearing (talking about the Italian one specifically) could show that Rome is perhaps “beginning to think about the depressing consequences of the military psychosis that was caused by the reaction of the West to the special military operation of Russia in Ukraine” – and the supposed plan could be an attempt “to offer some alternatives to the current escalation, which threatens to develop into a full-scale military conflict between Russia and NATO.”
The deputy chair of the Russian Security Council, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, said that “any peace proposal built purely in the interest of NATO and the Western world order should simply be ignored.”
“Or rather, their authors should be told to go in a certain direction,” Medvedev said.
Russia is ‘building back better’ and major reconstruction is starting as well as President Putin signed a decree relaxing rules for granting Russian citizenship to residents of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye and Kherson Region.
The amendments are added to the decree that previously introduced a similar procedure for residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR).
Russia continues to do business. Delegations from over 90 countries have confirmed their participation in the 25th edition of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) scheduled for June. Russia and Iran also agreed to implement the MIR payment card system in Iran.
That is it for today. Enjoy your discussion and careful on the Ukie propaganda. It is still everywhere.
**Escobar Telegram Channel:
THE PLIGHT OF DR. K – IN ONE MINUTE
War criminal Kissinger’s performance at Davos should be summed up as yet another massive failure of his master’s trademark Divide and Rule.
Ukraine/404 has always been a sort of Rubicon in terms of downsizing Russia (think Brzezinski).
It consumed A LOT of capital – physical and political. It was THE red line – success or failure – setting the stage for the triumph of the NWO and its top secretion, The Great Reset.
Kissinger – even as a mere Rockefeller messenger boy – was at the center of this racket for DECADES. It was Kissinger, under Rockefeller’s orders, that groomed cypto Dr. Evil Klaus Schwab to build the WEF and the Davos ethos.
Even if Davos is a mere outlet for the people who really run the show, the WEF remains the premier Influence Scoundrels club on the planet bent on forcing their agenda all across the spectrum. Still toxic after all these years. Yet now even Kissinger knows it’s bound to fail.
Very nice article. Keep the good work guys! Greetings from Brazil!
Thank you for an excellent sitrep.
While I won’t speculate about how long it will ultimately take, the general collapse of the Ukrainian Army on the Donbass front appears imminent, if not in progress. Any benefit that NATO aid might have provided has already passed its freshness date.
Given Dr. Kissinger’s statements, it is also increasingly clear that the Western Establishment is realizing that it needs to ‘sue for peace’ on any terms it can get.
Most probably Kissinger was asked to say that…about giving in to Russian demands… :)
It makes my blood boil seeing the 98 year old war criminal Kissinger presented at the WEF.
Henry Kissinger has been an Agent for the Rothschild Dynasty all his life.
The Rothschild´s are one of the most prominent dynasties forming the shadow government controlling the US.
For more than 60 years, when the US have entered yet another war, we have seen agent Kissinger on TV pretending to be the mediator for peace, while actually being send by the Rothschild to scramble the US to war.
Kissinger suggested (ordered) the 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong to President Nixon, and the 12 day raids killed 2500 civilians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRyXr7jMmzw
So when we see Kissinger today suggesting to Ukraine to sue for peace and hand over parts of Ukraine, you can be certain that the Rothschild´s have realized that they are going to loose the war in Ukraine, and that the consequences might not only be the downfall of the Zelensky Regime, but that it is threatening the Rothschild Dynasty.
May he not rest in Peace, when they cant keep him alive anymore.
I agree with you Dane. This man was directly responsible for many destruction and deaths for decades. I think perfect the Russian strategy to hide its intentions until put them in action. The speed of the SMO seems to me also very correct, avoiding unnecessary deaths of troops and citizens. Certainly Putin has already a plan to reconstruct Dombass so that its people can return to their lives in safe, connecting the region in an integration plant involving the state of Russia. Slava Russia!
The Rothschild Criminal Banking Syndicate that has spread death and destruction for over a hundred years in finished because too many people know the truth. The only thing remaining is justice for the vile and evil perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity.
Given his actual words, “I believe pursuing the war beyond that point would turn it not into a war about the freedom of Ukraine, which had been undertaken with great cohesion by NATO, but into a war against Russia itself,” which maintains the original lie about ‘freedom of Ukraine’ rather than provoking Russia as the reason for the conflict. I agree.
If you investigate his original thoughts about Ukraine, following the collapse of the USSR, there are hints and suggestions that, in retrospect, provided the roadmap that turned Ukraine into 404. The particular quote is “wise U.S. policy toward Ukraine would seek a way for the two parts of the country to cooperate with each other. We should seek reconciliation, not the domination of a faction.” If one ignores ‘reconciliation, not’ the message was clear to Yankee plutocrats and their imperial lackeys.
@ Lantern Dude
They way Kissinger and US diplomacy works is by claiming peace and security to the Public, while planning the opposite behind closed doors.
Regarding the Christmas bombing in Vietnam, Kissinger as US secretary of state was negotiating for the release of captured US soldiers in Vietnam, a process unsuccessful till the Christmas Bombing took place. After the bombing North Vietnam sign an armistice with the US.
And Guess who signed the armistice on behalf the US.
The man who suggested the Christmas Bombing, killing 2500 civilians.
If we transpose his former actions into the present action.
Does Kissinger publicly propose peace negotiations with Russia while simultaneously suggesting a bomb attack behind closed doors.
We have a bigger problem than pursuing the interests of PTB, that is not pursuing the interests of US and Europa.
Soros’ attitude seems to be to create a long term war in Ukraine … that as unintended consequence will cement the Russia-China alliance – creating a block that will defeat NATO ….
The collapse of the Ukrainian armed forces will not be reported. Other countries may push their mercenaries in Ukrainian uniforms. America is ready to fight Russia to the last mercenary available, not just to the last Ukrainian. Of course I remember the macho mercenary from Canada who had “seen action” in Syria, went to Ukraine, and cried and cried, but there is virtually an endless army of the stupids.
Interesting point….I suppose there is an upside to it: Mercs of questionable character “seeking their fortune” in a free fire zone.
Mercs and NATO units will form the revived Kiev military, plus gang pressed Ukrainians living in NATO countries.
Only so many mercs and fools out there. The US ran out of them in Iraq and that was a pretty comfy gig compared to the meat grinder that is the Ukraine. It’s the perfect blender for Russia to chop up and liquefy whatever NATO throws at them. Ukraine will be bleeding the west to death, not the other way around
Powerful, perceptive, karmic, and yet tragic observation. The populations of the US/West don’t have a clue as to why their governments can spend trillions of dollars on military operations and adventures (typically to no where) and yet avoid a draft.
Bring back the draft Mohammad and the Anti-War Movement Obama was elected to sideline gets resurrected.
I agree Mohammad. Russia controls the air, ground and sea. NATO mercs are used to having these AO’s controlled by the US. This ain’t your uncle sam’s paid for merc holiday retreat. This is Russia’s no man’s land where anything that moves is subject to die.
The US spent 2.2 trillion in Afghanistan and 2 trillion in Iraq. $53 billion is chump change. Pay enough money and idiots will serve. For the western banking system this is their first threat to their superiority in 500 years. Do not underestimate what these people will do.
America will not have a draft. The lesson of Vietnam is that when there is a draft, Americans get critical thinking skills when skin is in the game. But there are suckers all over the world.
Every AUMF of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars sailed through Congress. I expect this to be the same. The western banks will let the US borrow money till the cows come home and the Americans will have no say since the banks own us. We owe thirty trillion dollars? To whom? The western banks.
The collapse of the Ukrainian armed forces will not be reported.
It isn’t even now. If I polled my normie friends and about 95% think Ukraine is winning and Moscow will fall in the upcoming “Summer Offensive”. I could never share this sitrep with any of them.
Having relatives killed in the GPW and having studied it extensively, the Germans were doing the same thing in their press. Moscow was “sure to fall” and even when the Winter counterattack happened the German press kept on going with the fictional narrative. However, soldiers returning from the front told a very different story and rumors began to circulate wildly. That caused newspaper sales to plummet massively. Finally Goebbels decided to change tactics and realized that some truth had to be reported or people would quit buying newspapers.
I expect we are about to see something similar in the Western press? Maybe with the same devices used by Goebbels where retreats were classified as “shortening the lines” and other such euphemisms. This type of nonsense has already occurred with the Azovstal surrender being referred to as an evacuation, etc.
“The Ukrainian Army is victoriously advancing to Kiev”. Wait for it.
Reminds me of a US university economics paper that was publishing nothing but optimism right up till the stock market crash, after which never a publishing from that entity again.
It’s all a bit humorous until you realize that many of these same minds have the ability to push THE BIG BUTTON (in the case of media- indirectly [refer to the New York Times’ track record of supporting every single war and for helping push propaganda]).
“Given Dr. Kissinger’s statements, it is also increasingly clear that the Western Establishment is realizing that it needs to ‘sue for peace’ on any terms it can get.”
Say what? While murmurs of discontent are appearing amongst the elites that make up the western establishment (and in some of the media organs they own or control) there are no serious calls for peace negotiations or anything of the sort. A few statements and articles here and there are hardly indicative of the west facing up to reality. The western establishment hasn’t taken Kissinger seriously in ages and his utterances don’t carry much weight.
The Ukies are getting their behinds handed to them so some members of the NATO/US/EU political clown show are a bit flustered and worried but the western establishment is famous for its blinkered outlook and its inability to take responsibility for its actions so it will likely be a while yet before reality sets in for them.
Currently all the major players are still telling their public that inflation and goods shortage are the fault of Putin (and China) and that the Ukies are facing a “tough battle” but still winning the war. Until this tune begins to change it is safe to say that they are still living in la la land and detached from reality.
“Nazism must either be eradicated by 100%, or it will raise its head in a few years, and in an even uglier form.” what is the difference in this statement compared to one made by the US in regards to their War on Terror? Both are clearly un-winnable battles so why make such a stupid statement?
It assumes people can’t think and if they can they will stay quiet met with such an idiotic idea that makes a mockery of human intelligence. Futile tactic in the finish.
All terrorism and Nazi-ism are funded by exactly the very same Western slush funds.
Look up Thatcher’s Al Yamamah deal…
Of course it is winnable, if one targets precisely the control.
Same with the War on Drugs – guess who protected the Afghan opium croppers?
And the War on Inflation – guess who printed $trillions liquidity especially since 2019?
And the War on Autocracy – guess who set up the Disinformation Governance Board – it looks like that battle was a slaughter.
Yes, make it hybrid! Dr K comes up for air at Davos, 2 mos window. Hope he’s still sharp by Aug so he can view the carnage. (was this an emergency session of cong…er, Davos?)
Emergency, or politely, moved.
Hybrid it is!
+1 I usually swap the word on, with of, to get a better meaning. i.e. It’s The War of Terror, War of Drugs, War of Poverty etc.
As long as one understands the difference between Rhetoric and Dialectic, and the utility of both, it’s not stupid at all.
Most people cannot either be instructed or inspired by Dialectic. It makes for poor rallying cries.
‘The Mexican Government is a far removed, alien and authoritarian entity that uses violence to suppress the natural rights of Anglo Saxon people residing in Texas!’
“Remember the Alamo!”
I speak in pictures, not in words…
“As long as one understands the difference between Rhetoric and Dialectic,…”? I would add anotehr more important word for what the Atlantisist stupid-endocracy relies and rests upon: item est “demagogy”,
The term “nazism” no longer has anything to do with its historical meaning. Nothing at all.
It’s used as a general reference to extremists groups whereby in the specifics of the ucr regime it refers to deep and violent russiaphobia (instead of anti-semitism). Sure, the ucr “nazis” have adopted the traditional nazi symbols, but not the ideology as it was known in germany. The nazis of ucr are controlled by jews.
windwaves, you are absolutely ignorant of what happened, 1945-2022. The Nazis in the Ukraine are the genuine article. Not farb, not even neo. They are the same organization as the OUN that, under German command, murdered and even torture to death about 2.5 million people in Belarus, and then, mostly on their own and even without Nazi encouragement, committed the Wolyn massacres of 1943. Before WW2 ended, the American OSS had already taken German General Gehlen under its protection and started The Gehlen Organization. Those Nazis killed about 100,000 people 1945-1956. Gehlen ran West German intelligence, the BND, until he retired in 1968. You need to do your own search on “Gehlen Organization” and eradicate your own total ignorance. The widow of Stepan Bandera ran the Nazi OUN until it was re-branded as Svoboda Party in 1995, probably at the urging of American marketing consultants who understood the need to hide the Nazi stuff.. So the Ukrainian Nazis have a single continuous organization from the 1930’s until today. Windwaves, you know less than nothing. Go get yourself informed.
100% correct. Same happened in the War to Destroy Yugoslavia. The War Party found a bunch of decrepit fascists from WWII to lead new political parties and media channels.
Cosimo, many thanks for important detailed info on the wartime and postwar UkroNazis, something I had a general idea of for personal reasons but not specifics. Copied your post into my Diary for reference by fourth generation (and later) survivors of the Nazi holocaust, which consumed 30 Million people in East Europe alone.
Wake the f*ck up, dude. The Ukro-Nazis are nothing more than Live Action Role Players serving Jews, international finance, and globalism enabled by Uncle Shmuley and his obsequious western European butt-boys – not real blood and soil national socialists.
The Ukrainians are Nazis and fulfill every criteria needed to identify them as such. There is an enormous amount of evidence including deep links with Nazi groups in other countries and a direct lineage from the “historical Nazis” to Ukrainian Nazis.
Also, there is more than ample evidence to confirm that both are hideously anti- semitic and Russophobic.
In fact, it indicates ignorance of the subject to suggest otherwise.
“Nazis” used to be “Fritz” / Waffen SS / supporter of Germany and Hitler. Without any Waffen SS / Germany / Hitler any more the meaning of “nazi” has to be redefined
No need to redefine meaning of ‘nazi’. To us who lived through WW2 the word Nazi meant a regime, an army, and an ideology devoted to bullying, to false propaganda and to genocide. All of which are in plain sight since the 2014 Biden / Nuland “Cookie coup” in Ukraine. Jewish-American Victoria Nuland-Kagan spent $5 Billion in bribes and weapons to install in Ukraine a regime of bullies; with Jewish-only Presidents, a Jewish oligarch senate, and avowedly Nazi Azov battalions to begin bodily and cultural genocide against Russian speaking Ukrainians. The Biden / Nuland Jewish regime in Ukraine fits every UN criterion of genocide: from hate speech through holocaust (burning alive) to systematic destruction of civilian life, culture and infrastructure.
Anyone who questions the Nazi credentials of Ukraine since the Biden / Nuland “cookie” regime of 2014 is being disingenuous (“hidden agenda”).
Agree 100%, but this is obviously a motivational battle cry for the morale of the troops and citizens.
The Bolsheviks tried to destroy the Orthodox Church but it came back stronger than ever. Ultra-nationalism based on ethno-cultural identity is not going away any time soon.
I knew some former nazis, but they were too ashamed to speak about….soon the nationalist in my country will be, too.
The Orthodox Church is something else, entirely. They held to the truth of the gospel- that you can’t kill.
The US created the war on terror, but Russia didn’t create nazism? That’s the one obvious.
Not really. It is well known who forment, use and maintain the majority of both Terror and Nazi organisations. How come the Nazi issue in Germany is mainly located in the former socialist East ?
The East German ‘Nazis’ are not really Nazis in the pejorative sense of wanting to emulate the brutality of the SS against jews and Russians. Rather, their core is a group of unemployed, unemployable youths who had a certain level of comfort under the DDR socialist system which organised their lives and gave them jobs…and since 1990 have had to live in a western system which has been predatory, arrogant and aggressive in disenfranchising every aspect of East German life. The East German movement was then seduced by the widow of a former Nazi who explained how much more orderly, directed and fulfilling life was under the Nazi movement from 1933 to 1939. the East German youth found some ‘comfort’ in the patriotic imagery of a Germany that wanted to right all the wrongs of WW1 and the message of a more socialist and collectivist society…ie a mix of many different ‘ideals’ which sprung up from a rejection of the western capitalist model introduced from 1990. The East German ‘Nazi; movement then has no similarity to the Ukrainian one,…in fact these East Germans have a strong respect for Russia – ‘The Ostalgie part’ and are not inherently a violent movement, even if some elements have advocated violence towards the German government as a means of redress against their hopeless situation…so it is a confusing mix of influences and indeed these kids are totally confused and ruderless…but at their core, they are well-meaning and looking for some direction… The Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party gained a lot more members from these disaffected circles and this opened the AfD to fierce criticism that they were a Nazi party but i have yet to find any ‘real’ Nazi ideology in any of the AfDs political statements
. There is too much confusion surrounding words like Democracy or Fascism, Nationalism or Socialism and people read into them whatever positives or negatives suits their own worldview. For example: the word Fascist is essentially the same as our western capitalist model of government but politicians who like to use it in a negative sense are incapable of understanding the irony. Similarly we look on National-Socialism as ‘bad’ because we identify it with the 1933-1945 regime of Germany, but there is nothing wrong with Nationalism or Socialism per se.
The difference then is the use of violence as a means of Statecraft….and then the German experience of 1933-45 is a much closer match to the USA from 1945-2022…a ‘totalitarian’ system with an elite that is entirely self-serving and prepared to use violence as a means to subjugate others…one can then argue about the degree of tolerance to dissent that these systems have applied….IMO…
The War on Terror is misdirection: the US uses terror organizations that it creates, funds, arms, and directs in attempts to achieve their strategic (economic) objectives.
After WWII the US protected a number of Nazis from prosecution and put them to work in the intelligence services. The Khmer Rouge, ISIS, death squads throughout Central and South America, Corsican gangsters, African despots and warlords, and many many more – all are tools of the CIA (Capitalism’s Invisible Army).
– After WWII the US
Before WWII US promoted the nazis in Germany.
“1939 Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden”
(what we understand here is the nazis at Madison Square Garden were = freemason)
And the US response? A special season in the library on Ramstien airforce base for the kiddies to be read stories by transvestites. https://voxday.net/2022/05/24/checkmate-putin/
You cannot make this shite up. It is too priceless for words.
See, if Russia would just allow cross-dressing pedophiles access to their children, they would be welcomed by the West.
It’s just criminal that Russia is in the process of denying Ukrainian parents and their children the same benefits of modern Western culture.
Well, actually Kissinger came through as a sane voice in Davos – speaks volumes!
Except that, as a voice of the Western establishment, we can take it as read that anything Dr Kissinger proposes is automatically unacceptable to Russia. Otherwise he wouldn’t be proposing it. The main purpose is to make the West and NATO appear reasonable and open to negotiation, when they use negotiation purely as a delaying tactic.
Any credence given to the soulless decrepit war criminal regarding a solution in Ukraine is absolutely ludicrous – sheep asking two wolves what’s for dinner.
The globalist platform is to suppress the human spirit and advance the agenda of those who wish to rule.
Perhaps, or maybe he is concerned about his few remaining years left on earth being cut short by a nuclear holocaust.
Being such a smart crafty cookie as he’s always been, perhaps he’s making this suggestion because he or rather his handlers hope there’s still the possibility that Russia could go back to the unipolar world order and the universal dollar- including the Swift transfer- system after winning some pieces of lands from Ukraine as a trophy for all the sacrifices made. And he thinks Russia should be happy with the deal.
They can forget about this. Russia will never accept to return to the previous situation.
I read it differently. Kissinger, the ‘de-facto’ adult it the room, senior, statesmen, etc., realizes that the current course of action means suicide for the west. Ergo, feign defeat now, play dead, act conciliatory, reasonable, even, and if the big bear bites, you can declare victory and go home, with some of your testicular tissue in tact. Then plot revenge and plan for the rematch. When Kissinger offers diplomacy I see treachery.
You are more correct. Some hope and believe that the united west can beat Russia, but I tell you that it is a fantasy. Kissinger’s negotiations is a ploy for the west to save face and most of all the Jewish hold over the west.
Soros , another Jew cannot hide his utter rabid hatred of all other people’s. Some think they see different views from these people, but they all work together. The NGO’s, the media , academia all work together.
Did you ever really hear these people condemn the sad state of USA. No, because they don’t give a fu.k! These select few see their world falling apart, and they will run and hide again, as they have done through centuries past.
This time there is nowhere to hide. Soros and his NGO’s are completely banned from China..
I believe Russia banned him years ago, and classified his Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation as “undesirable” back in 2015.
I think the reason Soros and Kissinger are both still alive is because the Devil doesn’t want them in Hell :)
Soros is a Jew, but he really hates Jews, big time. He even reported Jews to Germans, when young. And he is anti-Israel too. He is just an evil man.
“And he is anti-Israel too.”
So Soros is en evil man because he is anti-Israel?
As being SS his job was to confiscate Jewish property.
Dmytro Kuleba in Switzerland said that NATO as an institution “does literally nothing” to support Ukraine in the war unleashed by Russia. – During a war, masks always fall off and the real faces appear. We saw the revolutionary, innovative actions of the European Union supporting Ukraine, and we also saw NATO, which literally did nothing – said the head of Ukrainian diplomacy Dmytro Kuleba in Davos
According to the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, the activities of the North Atlantic Alliance lack clear and specific political decisions that would allow for more decisive action for Kiev. – If there is no such decision, then you hear hundreds of arguments why something is impossible to do. We understand how it works, but it seems to me that many NATO countries have lost their moral and professional foundations to comment on Ukraine in any way, he added.
– Gazeta Wyborcza, Polish Newspaper (machine translated)
Maria Zakharova’s post today (machine translated)
Zelensky: “Mr. Kissinger, for example, emerges from the deep past and says that supposedly it is necessary to give Russia a piece of Ukraine. So that supposedly there was no alienation of Russia from Europe. It seems that Mr. Kissinger’s calendar is not 2022, but 1938. And he thought he was speaking to the audience not in Davos, but in what was then Munich.”
The monster began to lash out at his creators.
“Dmytro Kuleba in Switzerland said that NATO as an institution “does literally nothing” to support Ukraine in the war unleashed by Russia. – During a war, masks always fall off and the real faces appear”.
Now, what movie sequence does that remind me of? Oh, yes:
[after the Scorpion King grabs Hafez]
Baltus Hafez, the Curator: My lord! Save me! Save me!
Imhotep: [in Ancient Arabic] Why?
And the German chancellor Scholz said in Davos:
Putin can never win in Ukraine because it is already obvious, that he could not achieve a single one of his goals in Ukraine.
Is that desperation or plain stupidity speaking?
Russia’s 2 publicly stated goals are de-nazification, and de-militarization.
Scholz announced $100 billion arms money – likely up to the required NATO 2%, and for sure knows the Azov crowd. As long as these 2 policies continue, Scholz is right.
If Scholz it is plain stupidity speaking. If a Green it is convoluted stupidity plus plain malice.
Scholz is packing offshore accounts with CIA funds.
Jintao Plain stupidity. It shows he is hand in glove with Ursula von delooney who told such whopping porkies she should be Sectioned under the MBA. She also pretty much echoed this sentiment.
So supreme commander president Zelensky in single person is solely responsible for refusing to issue the order for retreat of the UAF. Or is ‘supreme commander’ Zelensky doing nothing but personally abiding the order from the Pentagon/NATO not to issue any order for retreat? Thanks to this mess on the Ukrainian/US/NATO side: who is factually ordering who? — the SMO is so successful. It seems that the coming days the SMO will attain an unforeseen Blitzkrieg character with swift movement on the battlefront(s). THX for this sitrep & the links!
It seems inexplicable, as by condemning the troops in the surrounded areas to death or capture, Mr Zelensky is only accelerating the inevitable defeat of his regime. If he had ordered hasty withdrawal in good order some time ago, he would have preserved a large number of fairly competent troops to fight again another day.
It almost sounds as if he is operating on his own, without Western orders, and channelling the spirit of Hitler with his WW1 “Festung” ideas.
Although… having seen the second video (which is every bit as good, and in fact complements the first one perfectly) It occurs to me that Kiev may want to keep as many troops as possible in big cities, so that the Russians have to grind them down, causing as many civilian casulaties as possible – and, importantly, as many burned-out buildings as possible. So that they can push their story of how the Russians are deliberately carpet-bombing cities – which is exactly the opposite of the truth.
It can’t work, because as they did in Mariupol, the Russians can just cut off the cities and wait. With UAF morale as low as it is now – and it will get much lower once the surrounded troops realise that they are to be sacrificed just for the sake of some propaganda pictures – they won’t hold out for long. Die for Zelensky, or surrender and live? Especially when the Russians are offering generous terms to honest Ukrainian soldiers.
the Nato vassal ucr regime is may be attempting to extend the Donbass fighting as long as possible while it builds up an “army” in the west, well trained and well armed ? I have doubts about this – I do not know they even have acccess to sufficient man power. Also, as I pointed out elsewhere, if 8 years of NATO training result in what we seem to see in the East/South, a military debacle (I am assuming this is indeed the case), then how could they possibly train efficiently an army in the west (or Poland or Germany) ? unless in truth it will not be a ucr army.
Yeah ask anyone in the army how one qualifies to join it , how much time it takes to complete basic training, then how much time it takes to specialise in specific regiments. Then how much time training and practice it takes to become competent part of a Unit.
No you cant take reluctant people off the streets and magically transform them in couple of months. Yes you could probably get the numbers but modern war is not like ww2 that you need lots of infantry men with just rifles.
This is basically a stand off war with specialised fighting machinery you need a full complement of diffrent types of machinery and skills and over all battle field competence to integrate it all into a fighting machine which can deliver results.
If what is happening to battle hardened for years best armed and trained groups is any indication then newly trained conscripts will fare much much worse.
Russia is degrading all major hardware steadily.
Its a fantasy to think that after having degraded the huge quantity of military armour and capability to repair replenish Transport that any country can rebuild its military in few months or even a few years.
Remember Russia is mainly in areas where local population supports it so it will simply move the troops on russias borders to new borders so not much of an effort unlike US which has to maintain what essentially a foreign presence thousands of kilometres away.
from newly consolidated borders it will keep moving time to time to degrade portions of Ukranian military with very little expense or losses.
Russia surrounds the cities, but maintains a humanitarian corridor for civilian evacuation. Moving slowly also gives civilians time to evacuate before the cauldron closes.
Cheney & Rumsfeld promised America that Iraqis would greet American “liberators” with flowers & Iraqi oil would pay for their “liberation”.
Looks to me like Putin is the one delivering grateful citizens & record oil profits..
“It almost sounds as if he is operating on his own, without Western orders”. The opposite is surely true. Zelensky is just doing as he’s told by Washington and its lapdogs in Londont. For me, the most interesting part of the Miliary Report video was the speculation about a military coup by the Ukrainian high command, which would certainly be in the best interests of both their troops and their people. However, they are bound to be aware that western intelligence agencies are watching them like hawks, which would make planning such a move very difficult indeed. They wouldn’t want to end up like those behind the July 1944 plot to kill Hitler – at the end of piano wires. I just pray that Zelenski and the criminals backing him don’t get off scot free with their ill-gotten gains after the inevitable collapse. As for the western regimes and their puppetmasters, divine justice is about all we can hope for. Ughh!
Tom Welsh spot on. I am sickeen of hearing how Zelensky is a puppett. He is making those decisions himself. Just like the Polish citizenship decree and others. He is the President of the Ukraine and is responsible for the safety of his troops. What his sole interest is appropriating as much money as he can for himself. You know, the USD 8m house in Israel the USD 34m house on Florida the several luxury mansions he owns in Italy and London and of course the USD 2BN in offshore holdings. The Ukraine and it’s people? He couldn’t give a damn. The UAF Hell he doesn’t care if they live or die. Kuleba’s speech To Davos shows the West they have created monsters in Zelensky Kuleba and Arestovitch. They should all be arrested as War Criminals and charged. Arestovitch’s speech with the obscenities should be deeply concerning to anyone with a modicum of respect for International Relations and Diplomacy. The best thing for Ukraine at the moment is either for there to be a military couple to oust this most corrupt of Governments and negotiate with Russia or they Command the Uki Armed Forces personnel to surrender their Arms to the RF and for RF to assist in setting up a new Government in Ukraine which will behave in a more responsible manner. They must be able to see how lifeasy in the East is significantly improving for the areas that are now under Russian control.
Well, yes. It was not so a week ago, but Zelesky is now being sold down the river. The new dictate is ..
NATO says Ukraine to decide on peace deal with Russia — within limits
These people are beginning to realize that Russia may just have the ability to nail some Nato or US feet to the fire or call them parties to the conflict. They’re rolling over backwards and letting Zelesnky carry the can.
I think it’s clear Zelensky is just playing a role. It’s just that there’s a new script and he’s having to adapt. Or maybe he’s about to be written out? I don’t think he cares a dam for Ukraine or the soldiers in its rmy. Whatever happens, he will expect to cash in far far away from his supposed homeland. Of course, like any actor, he’s disposable – and that must be his main fear. There never was any honour among thieves. If the situation was not so tragic for Ukraine, we could all enjoy the mental contortions in which western leaders are about to tie themselves in knots, as they seek to divert attention elsewhere. Enter “monkeypox”?
” It’s just that there’s a new script and he’s having to adapt.”
After all, Z is an actor; and a very well paid one ($100M homes in Israel, Florida and I forget where else, plus a stash of cash). No skin off his nose if he orders a fight to the last non-Jewish Ukrainian. After his starring role in the dismantling of Ukraine (with Russia playing its usual Hollywood role as villain) Z will retire to wellpaid appearances on the Anglo Zionazi Capitalist Lecture Tour circuit.
Add to that he barely spoke the language when he was selected, made fun of Ukraine on his comedy tours and is hoping that he can escape to either Florida or TelAviv…I somehow doubt he will be safe in either place.
I somehow can’t see Ron DeSantis welcoming Elenskyy into Florida!!
They read your “hot potato” Sitrep and yelled, “Turnabout!” (Congrats for the more than 460 comments.)
That Washington post article is an inventory of the confusing, unintelligible, gibberish that passes for strategic thinking from among the best minds in the west.
Compare the strategic fog which the west is offering to Zelenski to the simple clarity of the war objectives Putin has laid out for Zelenski to consider.
I’m thinking Zelenski has done that. And, he concluded long ago to put more trust in what Putin says than to trust the blather coming from collective west.
Who ever hold eleskys bag of coke is probably holding the army in his grip also. The president is only collecting as much money as possible before he runs- he must have at least three passports to go with his foreign assets.
If I hear another person mention some magical ukrop super army armed to the teeth and trained in NATO countries that is going to sweep through ukraine to Donbass in July or mid August, I will personally hunt them down and punch them in the face. Where are people getting this shit from? What makes them think such a force exists? Are people that naive, or just chronically desperate?
ooops, I just made a comment about this. Don’t punch me ! Anyway, I am not expressing the view that it could be done, I am just wondering if that is something the “west” is thinking/considering/doing. I do have some doubts but ultimately what do we really know ? we can only try to make “rational” hypothesis.
Terrorist insurgency is a specialty of US war tactics, when all else fails.
As usual the American blind-spot is deafening :
Dr. Henry Kissinger, was appointed an Honorary Knight Commander in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG), and TWICE publicly said he always served the British Crown, in FOUR US Administrations.
Whether the good Knight’s latest statement reflects the Crown’s position is not clear.
16 Three Major Summits: Development or War EIR June 11, 2021
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), also known as Chatham House has already moved to a war with China.
Maybe Sir Henry wishes Chatham House’ Plans are not delayed by Ukraine?
In the words of Edgar Poe, it sure looks like Zelensky is all used up, and Alexey Arestovich’s outburst means they are being hung out to dry.
Pertinent info- thank you.
Thank you very much indeed for this helpful article, and especially the two videos. I have watched the first one so far, and it is probably the most useful single item I have yet seen about the SMO. The combination of intelligent, articulate English speech and a simultaneous detailed map with colouring, pointers, etc., makes everything suddenly perfectly clear.
I hope that you will continue to provide these video summaries!
Exactly. If these streps regularly featured visualizations from liveuamap, arches, google earth, etc. when they are describing granular level detail content, it makes it assessable for most readers.
“Our children are dying, soldiers are stopping shells with their own bodies”
-What pathetic melodrama. Ukrops have killed pretty much all the ukrainian civilians up to date with their ISIS tactics and criminal behavior.
Nothing personal, but it will be a good day on earth when US war criminals start being hanged. Or blown up.
From an American veteran, may God bless you, President Putin, for your resolve to fight the Empire of Lies and Chaos! Thank you for stopping the Nazi genocide of your citizens!
I pray that you demilitarize and denazify the US and NATO!
And thank you for your work to unite the worlds nations in a multipolar, economical win-win arrangement! I’m so sick of my country murdering civilian populations in order to steal their countries’ gold and natural resources. It’s a grievous evil. Thank you for saying, “No more!”
Patrick thank you
Add my voice to yours
I am the off spring of a multi generational Navy clan. I myself did not serve as Vietnam taught me that the US does nothing for it’s people just rapes and pillages around the world. I have been considering leaving yet I love my home in the west I love being on the ocean and in the mountains. I love producing my own food and I love my bees.
My family is so conflicted
Patrick and Susan, add me, that’s my story too. As a military brat Vietnam taught me never to trust these lying murderous sons a beaches.
@Susan and Patrick, two voices from the better part of the U$ people. Thank you. I often think of you all, and wish you well. Nice to have heard from you.
better to be a few years early than 1 day too late. It takes about 3-5 years of planning to finally escape. Our forefathers left their homeland when they decided greener pastures lay elsewhere. We can too.
Starting with heads of the military complex, CIA / NSA, and pretty much the entire US government.
That would go a long way towards denazifying the US.
Kissinger, Soros, Gates and the rest of the Davos/wef crowd are the true useless eaters on this planet. While they’re eating the last lobster in existence, they want you to eat dog food or worse. They’ve used their mostly ill gotten gains and power to stomp their Jackboot on the face of humanity. You will own nothing, eat shit and be happy. In a sane world they would’ve already faced the guillotine or gallows by now.
What will it take to eradicate Naziism 100% ? Taking the Donbas will certainly not suffice.
To do a complete job, they would have to destroy Washington, London, Paris, Berlin…
But they can get rid of the most obvious and blatant “Nazis” in their immediate neighbourhood. You can’t kill all the cockroaches in the world, but you can do a reasonable job on your own house.
Incidentally, calling those people “Nazis” is flattering them. Compared to them the original German Nazis were proud, smart, and (some of them) idealistic. Unfortunately thier ideals were wrongheaded, but that is often the case with ideals.
I do agree that the Nazis obsession is unhelpful. If security and the plight of the Donbas were paramount, the war would be almost over.
… and with Kings :
You forgot the Rothschields, and Tel Aviv.
Unfortunately no one can defeat an ideology.
Talk of eradicating AskeNazis is pure antisemitism. Why blame Jews for this Ukraine mess?
Sir….Pornoschenko and elensky are both “jewish” …… many believe Khazarian mafia need new “lebenraum” in doorstep of Russia???
Google the flag of Khazaria…
Blinken, Nuland, Kagan are of Ukrainian Jewish back-ground – even John Kerry is one (Cohen became Kerry).
@T.Kaku: “Why blame Jews for this Ukraine mess?”
Only certain Jews: U$ agent Nuland (Nudelman-Kohen), Ukraine Presidents Yatsenuk. Poroshenko, Wotzizname and Zelensky, Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky, and 2 Rockefeller messenger boys to the POTU$ (Blinken and Kissinger) for example.
Putin was asked in Moscow, there are neo-nazi’s in Russia too. Putin replied, not in the government.
That is why Zakharova replied when asked about Finland and Nato – they do not have a Nazi government.
(even when Finland had an Air-force swastika until 2020!).
Kiev’s nazi junta was put in place with a color revolution – even when Banderistism was rampant it still took foreign money.
And these are exactly like the SS, and openly show it. Bankers boys, as always.
I suspect, as I have stated earlier, that denazification, like the war on terror, is merely a pretext for occupation or whatever the real justification is as part of the “great game”.
I suspect you don’t know much. The Russians are dead serious about it. All of them.
Well Forbes Inc. is so kind to produce an annual kill list in the form of the world’s 1000 richest humans. We can start with them.
No please, NOT E.M.!
A Kalibre dropped on Davos this week would be a good start.
Telegram channels are full of first hand videos from both sides in the conflict. Intelslava have a few vids of fireworks produced by Katyusha 300 mm MRLs near Izyum and Thermobaric mushrooms from TOS 1A on Popasna region.
Ukrainian presidential advisor Alexey Arestovich…
Ahh yes, Aleksey Arestovich, the Ukraine’s equivalent of Joe Biden’s teleprompter handler. He sets the Ukraine regime’s agenda and his use of foul language on the West’s ‘leaders’ betrays the fact that he is well aware that both he and they ultimately work for the same boss, the transnational cabal who control the money. How else could the Ukraine act like a belligerent beggar without any fear of the consequences? Talk about chutzpah.
Speaking of chutzpah, the zionist project in Palestine has just realised that an irritated Russian Bear is not to be trifled with and has vetoed the transfer of Spike ATGM to the Ukraine. Very rare for the criminal apartheid state to display humility and, frankly, fear of another country seeing that it has a big say in the employment of US ZOG military.
Here the Baghdad Bob from Kijev shows how much he hates common people. The psycho must really be fascinated by Propaganda, a book written by another psycho, Edward L. Bernays.
Thanks again for timely and thorough sitrep
“Go in a certain direction…”.
Very polite way of saying “idi na…..”.
Sputnik Near abroad
Russian troops destroyed the Ukrainian center of electronic intelligence in the Nikolaev region.
In the same place, 15 foreign specialists who arrived with the protection of the facility, as well as 11 military personnel of the combat crew, were destroyed, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.
▪️In addition, at the Pokrovsk railway station in the DPR, units and equipment of the 10th Ukrainian mountain assault brigade, which arrived to reinforce the AFU grouping in Donbass, were destroyed.
▪️Air defense systems of the Russian Federation shot down a military transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Odessa region. The plane delivered weapons and ammunition. A Mi-24 helicopter was also shot down in the Kharkiv region.
The front of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas is collapsing faster than expected, and the HOT SUMMER has not even begun yet! Latest news from Ukraine – morning of May 26 (16 videos)
In the morning, huge forces of the Russian Aerospace Forces passed over Lugansk towards the front, powerful explosions thundered. The correspondent of “Russian Spring” from the LPR reports that he sees this for the first time, a lot of combat aircraft and helicopters swept over the city. They went in several waves. Soon, deafening explosions thundered in the distance, windows and even the walls of houses trembled.
The situation in Rubizhne: the entrance to the city is only for those who are registered in the city, the connection does not work, it is impossible to shoot video on the streets.
Late last night it was reported that the Ukrainian troops withdrew from Liman to Shurovo.
The West is waiting for the denouement of the battle for the Donbass, massive deliveries of heavy weapons to Ukraine have noticeably thinned out. At the front, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have little artillery and air defense, which makes it impossible to keep the situation without urgent help from the United States and Great Britain. The situation is so critical that the front may collapse in the coming days.
Voenkor Kitten Z
Morning briefing of the Russian Defense Ministry. Most importantly:
— 53 targets were hit by air-launched missiles;
— In the area of N. p. Dneprovskoye, the Ukrainian center of electronic intelligence was destroyed;
— In the area of N. p. Nikolaevka was hit by the installation of the Osa-AKM air defense system;
– In the Chuguev area, the radar for illumination and guidance of the Ukrainian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed;
– Air strikes were carried out on 52 targets;
– Above the n.p. Gusarovka shot down Ukrainian Mi-24;
– In the Odessa region, a Ukrainian military transporter was shot down;
– 13 Ukrainian UAVs were destroyed, incl. two Tu-143 “Flight”;
– Rocket troops and artillery hit 519 targets.
Yes I noticed the mention of “15 foreign specialists” being “destroyed”. Very precise indeed. Any ideas where they came from? There’s a defintely a message here and I wonder how long it will be before “foreign specialists” in , say, Kiev, find themselves in the crosshairs? A really excellent sitrep today – and I am very grateful for the link to the second video, the clearest breakdown of the current state of the battlefield I’ve seen (the first one was a bit beyond me).
Hungary declared a State of Emergency this week, citing Ukraine, and equating an EU Russian oil embargo with an economy atomic bomb. Now Kiev resorts to it’s old tricks –
Ukraine has threatened Hungary that something will happen to the Druzhba oil pipeline
And The Verkhovna Rada is considering a law on the forced expropriation of property in Belarus
And yet again at Davos a warning of missing Ukrainian plutonium. This is the second time since the SMO, and I cannot believe IAEA has not already checked!!!
Mr Grossi added that the IAEA is seeking to visit Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, under occupation by Russian forces, to verify that the 30,000 kg of plutonium and 40,000 kg of enriched uranium stored there have not been deviated for other uses.
Desperation not to be underestimated!
This is fake news!!!
It took 9 reactors at Hanford Washington dedicated to plutonium production for over 20 years to produce 67.4 tons of plutonium. This plutonium was concentrated and made into plutonium pits at the Hanford 325 building.
How could Ukraine produce almost 20 tons of Plutonium without a plutonium processing plant? Ukraine lacks fuel reprocessing facilities to extract plutonium from fuel rods. In the US this was done using the PUREX process created by three senior scientists at the Hanford 325 building with level 2 security clearances (better than top-secret)Besides, the Ukrainian reactors are used for power generation!
All nuclear weapons in Ukraine were turned over to Russia for dismantling. Much of the uranium is sold to the US to fuel the US commercial reactors. Same with much of the plutonium, with the “hottest” isotope used to fuel US deep space probes.
See also these posts at MOA:
The Zaporizhzhia reactor complex depleted fuel rods were replaced with new fuel rods from Russia and the spent fuel rods were returned to Russia to be reprocessed until 2014.
Posted by: lemoyne | May 26 2022 17:36 utc | 53
Only recently have Westinghouse fuel rods (round) been substituted for the Russian hexagonal rods, with poor results.
Further details by Paveway IV:
“Russia suggested that Ukraine indeed had active plans to produce nuclear weapons and had already obtained enough weapons-grade plutonium directly from the U.S. for building something like six or eight thermonuclear warheads. The engineering work was being done in Kharkiv with some activity at Zaporozhye.”
PavewayIV | May 26 2022 20:39 utc | 95
However, it would be hard to transfer plutonium from highly guarded federal facilities without US intelligence agency knowledge. Then again about 100 kilograms of bomb-grade uranium went missing from the US commercial Apollo, Pennsylvania, plant of the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC). “Carl Duckett, then-CIA deputy director for science and technology, told the NRC group the CIA believed the missing highly enriched uranium ended up in Israel.”
Krollchem on May 26, 2022 · at 11:47 pm EST/EDT
My post should read 30 tons (metric) of plutonium, not 20 tons!
Besides any nuclear storage facility must have several layers of security, spaced storage, and routine auditing to the nearest milligram. Where are the IAEA inspection reports and auditing data?
It is their very own Grossi at the link.
Excellent info within sitrep, your efforts appreciated
There should be a special operation to neutralize Arestovich. He probably is the one supplying Zelenski with cocaine
to keep him high while he get ” Stalingradized” 2022 style hmmmm
Fighting rages in east of Ukraine
Russia’s offensive in the eastern regions grinds on, with attacks reported on 40 towns.
Well, even BBC is now using the word “grinds”…
Something else is also going on – is Kiev being also ripped off? It gets the full bill, or rather Brussels will.
Twice as many weapons as those used in Ukraine are stored in Kosovo and Albania before being sent to another theater of operations. Soon about 18 billion dollars of weapons will be available in Kosovo and Albania.
This electonic reconnaissance centre is this what Bryen wrote about? If so very very important. NSA, CIA and military intelligence organizations must have been hit. Check out reddit map. Horribly long article but might help shed light on what was taken out. Russia should have smoother sailing, if they were dead wrong it seems they fixed things.
??1 Ukrainian electronic reconnaissance centre near Dneprovskoe, Nikolaev Region, has been destroyed, including 11 servicemen from the combat unit, as well as 15 foreign engineering specialists who arrived with security guards.
The fatal failure of Russia’s ERA cryptophone system
Russia’s military-use encrypted phone system has been cracked wide open on the battlefield, costing several generals their lives
By STEPHEN BRYEN -writes for Asia Times, American Thinker, the Jewish Policy Center
MAY 26, 2022
Russia’s military-use ERA encrypted phone system has proven less-than-secure during the Ukraine War. Image: Tass
Russia’s military-secure ERA cryptophone system has failed in the Ukraine war, raising crucial questions about why Moscow committed to a system that was so badly flawed from the start.
Cell phones have played an outsized role in the Ukraine war. In particular, they have been used to geolocate sensitive military sites, giving the Ukrainians the ability to target Russian ships, ammunition depots, troop clusters and weapon locations.
A phone-derived “heat map” of “Russian phones” has recently revealed mass troop locations and movements. Ukraine has tapped Russian phone calls from the battlefield revealing information on the location of Russian officers, including generals. In one case, a Russian general’s conversation on a cell phone resulted in his killing, according to reports.
Ukraine claims it has set up a special unit to track Russian military leaders and, wherever possible, to liquidate them. More than 40 senior Russian officers have been killed so far in the war, including at least 12 generals.
The US reportedly is helping Ukraine target Russian officers, meaning that the powerful NSA, CIA and military intelligence organizations are supplying the Ukrainians with near real-time intelligence.
Theoretically, Russian troops are not supposed to be using unsecured cellular phones. Yet that rule seems to be flouted, and it is undermined by Russia’s encrypted ERA phone system.
ERA is actually an adapted ruggedized cellular phone based on the Russian-made MIG C55V smartphone, which was developed for Russia’s intelligence agencies. Technically, the C55V has an 8-core Qualcomm processor, a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a shock-resistant covering.
Its operating system runs on Android’s 7.1 version, which is widely known for its massive security shortcomings. Unlike regular cellular phones that have both analog and digital channels, it appears the MIG C55V uses the data channel for voice communications – like commercial apps such as WhatsApp and Signal, both of which claim to be secure.
However, the C55V itself is not encrypted. (Whether the normal voice channel is usable or disabled isn’t clear.)
Russia’s ERA encrypted phone system has been cracked in the Ukraine war. Image: Twitter
However, the Russian military version of the ERA phone is encrypted but is also capable of non-encrypted communications. It is assumed that the normal voice channel isn’t operational, which means that the control center can see all calls incoming and outgoing.
Encryption that is implemented on cellular phones can be done purely with software, firmware or encryption chips mounted in the phone. Moreover, encryption can be based on either symmetrical or public key algorithms.
The ERA phone, therefore, is capable of both non-encrypted digital voice communications and encrypted voice calls over the same digital channel. It is unlikely the ERA system would be permitted to encrypt on the fly in direct calls as this would undermine Federal Security Bureau (FSB) control of military and political operations.
An ERA phone probably “talks” to a Russian control center, which then passes the call to the intended recipient. This means that an encrypted call would be decrypted in the control center and then connected to the receiving party, either in encrypted or non-secure format.
For example, in a secure landline, the call would be forwarded by the control center to the secure landline possibly using a different encryption, although when the process is reversed the control center would change the encryption back to the secure cell phone.
The ERA system is highly risky because it tries to combine non-encrypted and encrypted communications and requires a control center (probably in Moscow) to handle all ERA traffic. (Encrypted apps like Signal and WhatsApp also use a control center connected via the Internet.)
If the call is in any way disrupted, even by the slightest amount, it will fail as the synchronization would stop. This would hand an adversary, such as the Ukrainians, a significant advantage.
Selective data jamming hitting only encrypted calls would force the Russian military user to go to an unencrypted channel. When operating on Ukrainian territory, the Russians would then need to use Ukraine’s cellular network, which is fully under the command of Ukrainian intelligence.
Russia’s military communications have been tapped on Ukraine-controlled cell phone towers. Image: Twitter
There have been numerous press reports that supposedly secure Russian cellular phones failed because they depend on 3G and 4G data channels. In Kharkiv, for example, the Russians reportedly destroyed many of the 3G and 4G cell towers and so could not use their phones.
This may be intentional disinformation. To begin with, there is a great amount of cellular data traffic in the war zone, undermining the case that the Russians blew up cellular towers on purpose. Moreover, it is widely reported that many Russian soldiers are stealing Ukrainian cell phones and using them to call home. This suggests the cell towers are operating.
Furthermore, Ukrainians are using cellular features such as the Apple “Find My iPhone” app, which can help to locate stolen phones but only works if the phones have access to cell towers.
It is also reported that the Russians are using StingRay systems, a US phone tracking system and International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catcher made by the US L3-Harris Corporation. The Russian StingRays are unlikely to be from the US, though they could be a Russian clone or even more likely a Chinese copy.
Using StingRay-type devices suggests that the cell phone systems and their towers are operating. StingRay pretends to be a cell tower and mobile phones close to a StingRay will automatically select and use the StingRay to relay calls instead of a commercial cell tower, which may be farther off. Cell phones automatically pick up the nearest strong signal.
Along with StingRays, the Russians are also using a specialized type of drone that intercepts cellular phone calls. The system is known as Leer-3 and it does essentially what a StingRay does, except it is airborne and can move over enemy formations or government command centers and offices. The Leer-3 system is installed on three Orlan-10 drones (providing triangulation), which are controlled by a control post in a KamAZ-5350 truck.
The system can either intercept or jam wireless systems in a range of about three miles from the drone’s location. The Leer-3 can collect telephone numbers and call these numbers while blocking other people’s signals. The Leer-3 was originally fielded in 2015 and has since probably been upgraded as 4G became more widely available in Russia and nearby countries.
The Russians also have highly effective jamming systems such as the Krasukha-4 (Belladonna), which can jam GPS (and was used near the tail end of the Nagorno-Karabakh war to try and stop Turkish Bayraktar drones) and probably cellular phones. It is a large system and has been used in Syria to target US surveillance drones. Parts of a Krasukha-4 system were recently found near Kiev.
A Russian Krasukha-4 electronic warfare system. Photo: Mil.ru / Wikimedia Commons / Attribution
Ukraine has come up with directives for its soldiers on cell phone use. Troops are directed:
1. Leave your own SIM card at home.
2. The best place to obtain a SIM card is in the zone of conflict itself.
3. If you plan to make a phone call, do it at least 400-500 meters from squad positions.
4. Don’t walk away alone, take an armed friend with you for cover.
5. The best place to make a phone call is in locations with a lot of civilians, preferably in recently liberated towns.
6. Always keep your phone off. Your life depends on it. Grad missiles will hit your whole squad.
7. Do not accept refill codes or cards from the locals. The young woman that brings you a refill card from the neighbouring village may be working for the enemy. Right now FSB and SBU [Ukrainian security services] have to process enormous amounts of data to identify the mobile phones of our own people and of the enemy. Do not make their job easier.
8. Watch over your comrades – a friend calls his girlfriend and an hour or so later your position gets shelled or attacked.
9. Remember, the enemy could be listening to your conversations regardless of which SIM card or which telecom operator you are using.
If Russia made a major mistake, it was probably in using the ERA system in battlefield deployment. It is inadvisable to combine secure and non-secure communications on one platform.
Likewise, it is inadvisable to use cellular phones for any communications in a war because they all have SIM cards and can be located even when they are physically turned off – most phones keep broadcasting a low-level signal even when they are off to satisfy national requirements for geo-location.
It is also the case that using enemy cell phone networks is a non-starter, something one would have expected Russia to understand. Similarly, it is inadvisable to send encrypted messages to a remote command post, as ERA appears to do, as it makes it trivial to intercept them or block all calls.
What is surprising and almost inexplicable is that Russians trusted their military communications to a cellular system (even with encryption) and to insecure cellular phones and foreign-owned networks.
Perhaps the Russians saw using inexpensive commercial components living off a foreign cellular phone network as a cheap solution. They were dead wrong.
(Great post from Lodestar! More needs to be done like the below and also destroying Musk’s Star Link satellites)
The Rus #hacker group “XakNet Team” via a DDoS attack disabled the Kropiva system for correcting artillery fire in Ukr
This application is installed on a smart phone & is used to transmit the location of Russian troops directly to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
<<<… This application is installed on a smart phone & is used to transmit the location of Russian troops directly to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.<<<
If they were thinking this through,, they’d spoof the location to show Ukraine positions.
“Friendly fire” has the most sting.
Right you are. It would not be logical to take out the electronic intelligence centre in Ukraine and not address Starlink’s thermal imaging. So Roscosmos has decided to deploy an orbital grouping over Ukraine.
Roscosmos decided to deploy an orbital grouping over Ukraine
May 26, 2022, 15:44
Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS
Text: Kristina Tsytsura
Roscosmos intends to monitor the fighting in Ukraine, for this purpose a large-scale orbital grouping will be deployed, said the head of the state Corporation Dmitry Rogozin.
“For us now, the most important topic is the deployment of a large-scale orbital grouping. We want to build, as they say, the entire food chain. The more satellites there are, this is extremely important for the army today. It should see, hear almost in 24 hours, constantly monitor the theater of military operations on the territory of Ukraine,” Rogozin said at the summit “Industrial Policy in New Realities,” Interfax reports.
According to Rogozin, there are already 161 spacecraft, including those of the Ministry of Defense.
Earlier, Rogozin called the EU’s thesis about the possibility of replacing Russia in space ridiculous.
Kristina Tsytsura has used Kedmi in her research
In the 21st century, Kedmi became high profile lecturer about geopolitics, and from 2014 also became a regular participant in Russian TV shows. He has participated in televised round tables on Russian television sporting a relatively pro-Kremlin position.
Article cites sources – Reddit (Atlantic Council), Daily Beast, and NYT.
Your point that these “news” sources are not to be believed, is well taken.
But you also say Reddit is controlled by the Atlantic Council. Probably you mean people or an organization that is on the Atlantic Council. Can you please provide a source for this, because it’s news to me, probably to most others as well.
In 2017, a foreign policy hawk from NATO’s Atlantic Council think tank, Jessica Ashooh, was appointed Reddit’s Director of Policy. Prior to her promotion to Reddit, Ashooh was Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force, working with and under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley. Albright considered the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children a “price” that was “worth it,” while Hadley was Condoleezza Rice’s deputy national security adviser—at the times of the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq—and from 2005 to 2009 was George W. Bush’s National Security Adviser.
Syria was the give away. That’s from Jun 2021 already.
Some friends of mine pointed this out – Reddit has been taken over.
Asia Times is already at war with Pepe Escobar. The only decent report I see comes from Goldman (Spengler) on economics. The rest looks like a Nato megaphone.
@BonBon, thanks for revealing the sinister reason behind star reporter Pepe Escobar’s second disappearance from Asia Times.
“To lose your best reporter once counts as a misfortune. To lose him twice looks like carelessness” — with apologies to Oscar Wilde.
What a load of crap
This smells a lot like psyops. It casually throws guesses as facts, and, for the grand finale, it was authored by “STEPHEN BRYEN -writes for Asia Times, American Thinker, the Jewish Policy Center“…
I don’t think this report is worth the time to read.
Ukraine **claims** it has set up a special unit to track Russian military leaders and, wherever possible, to liquidate them. More than 40 senior Russian officers have been killed so far in the war, including at least 12 generals.
That’s… a lot of military leaders and generals…..Almost Ghost of Kiev level of incredible.
These russian generals have the curious habit to resurrect soon after their liquidation. Some witty minds have praised Putin’s army formidable competence in necromancy.
That is a basic Ukrainian intelligence / propaganda mistake:
71 Allied officers escaped Stalag Luft III in March of 1944
50 were shot/killed trying to escape
18 were returned to captivity in good condition
3 made it back to England
What category is missing above that tells the “real story” about what happened to the 50 officers?
The Great Escape – Audiobook by Paul Brickhill
Lying is a lot more difficult than one first thinks and it is the details that do you in. (lol)
How did this bullshit fake news get through? Please reconsider. Thanks.
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“By STEPHEN BRYEN -writes for Asia Times, American Thinker, the Jewish Policy Center
MAY 26, 2022”
No sources, nor evidence for anything in the article. You need to be more critical!
Forty ranking officers, tracked by hacked phone, then killed, by the time the second or third officer got hit, just like car accidents, a pattern would emerge and people would be checking call logs for an explanation……
Guys, this is overt Ukie propaganda.
Indeed the Ghost of Kiev and all of the so-called killed Russian generals walk among us. /end sarc
Sorry, Lodestar, you should know better.
Good to do a litmus test now and then – some are sleeping on the job!!!!!
Not good on the front!
I thought russian troops not allowed cellphones in combat
Let me explain to you one thing. When you mention Asia, remember that it consists of many people not all Chinese. The Asia Times was a Hong Kong based newspaper, with western support owned by a Thailand mogul, just like Arestovich- the Ukrainian billionaire
When you make a certain amount of money(billions) all over the world, due to your personal greed; you are then approached by the ” cabal”. They tell you how you can multiply your money by backing and creating unrest in your respective countries.
I think that Arestovich- owned the Avostal plant and is waiting on the 40 billion that USA promised. That is just part of a maniacal system over the earth.
The fact that Pepe Escobar gets air time on Asia Times is just a way of saying ” look, we are impartial”. In reality they have a western agenda, which is accurately portrayed by the Jew you listed above.
You can also see the dilution of RT which is just trying to not get banned. There are many reasons for the Russians allowing Ukrainians to talk freely, instead of destroying the entire communication system.
What I research everyday is how much more Russia is destroying the Ukrainian army and I see progress every single day. Some look to Blinken, Boris, scholz etc.for fighting words to back up their stories.
But you might as well just listen to them alone, for the sh.t is endless. That is all you have. Prior, the negotiations was a joke and Russia played along with it.
Soon, negotiations will be back forcefully on the table, and then you can blabber how you prevented WW3.
But the rest of the world will see through you and nobody gonna buy your ignorance and bullying anymore.
Obviously, you do not know much about warfare or about Russian military tactics.
Stop reading western News sources. You only get fictive propaganda.
If you want to get a lot of Westeners pissed off keep mentioning George Soros. We know what a force for evil he is, he is behind so much that is wrong in the West and wrought so much pain. And yes, despite their best efforts the videos of his 60 minutes interview still linger on the net. The most exciting time of his life was looting jews.
Nothing more need be said, he is pure evil.
“I suspect Hungary is also not innocent in this matter. Will the Ukraine be apportioned?”
Apportioned among Hungary and Poland too? No. Russia has made clear that it won’t allow that. When its top spy and then Lukashenko and Putin are talking or warning about such apportioning, it is not pure commentary. It means Russia will not allow it.
Of the 4 comments made by Patrushev, only this one is becoming of his position (or known role) in his government: “▪️All the goals set by the President of the Russian Federation during the special military operation will be achieved, it cannot be otherwise. Russia is not chasing deadlines in the course of a special military operation in Ukraine.”
“…it cannot be otherwise”, the key part…
I’m sorry but the other 3 make me wonder when will Putin put him in some other position or say good-bye (as in, “Hello, as I told you many times, I am the president, not you”).
Still dreaming of Regime Change – a coup?
Even JFK had to remind his ‘friends’ who was in charge.
Who ever said this is a cake walk?
A coup is only more likely every day. If it continues like this, a coup to spare lives and the country remains more likely than not before the final surrender, no?
I think so.
Modern trench warfare. Analyzing 7 videos from Ukraine War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5l6LY0QShY
Come summer, there would be a new wave of immigrants from Africa to Europe…and, there could be a new Arab Summer in the Middle East and in North Africa, especially against the US backed regimes. There’d be much less tourists around the world, due to high prices, and lack of safety. Come Autumn, there would be food shortage in the world, only safe countries would be friendly ones of Russia. Come winter, there’d be a real heating problem is all unfriendly countries. Most of the vehicles would sit in the parking lots.
The YT Channel the SECOND piece of footage originates from is a very easy hit from google …. you can do better than this … who is this person? Why is he so popular? What are his motives? (I have no idea BTW?).
I guess we get an incomplete on our report card. Rather than judge, you could have filled in the blanks yourself, instead you act either as if, you had paid money for the service and they underperformed, you are a teacher lecturing a lazy student or they are your employees and you’re just cracking the whip.
Three reasons. Maps, maps, maps!
Ukr is the prime example of a situation where a cartoon gets elected as the president via reality TV and Social Media. This is the “Rules-based new world order” ? :)
If the devils(K, S and Sch) are waking up from their deep slumber then their empire must certainly be in mortal danger.
Coup will be a mercy for deluded stupid civilians of ukr if it removes the joker and brings someone sane to power.
Comparison is very much mistaken. Terrorism is a very vile “fighting method” used by many ideologies, and Fascism is an ideology.
War against fascist state is not unwinnable. Berlin 1945 anyone??????
Love Russia from Poland. Z!!!!!!!!!!
The Zelensky Project has a been a disaster. A masquerade. He is not capable of deciding peace.
We knew that the moment he met the Asovs. But this isn’t a reality show, it’s dark comedy.
Good One – Thanks!
Can you list the Telegram Sourced Links in the Future, Please?
Very nice balanced sitrep, thanks for this new concise style.
“A list of those that want a piece of the pie is shaping up. Of course, Poland is not suddenly in love with the Ukraine without a reason. They want their piece of the land pie. I suspect Hungary is also not innocent in this matter.”
Agreed. A partition of Ukraine was long in the works, and there may be time-sensitive agreements. Many suspected something was in the works between the Kremlin and Poland & Hungary in the weeks before the start of Operation Z.. I wrote of some early consensus on Day 2 of Op Z (A.H.H. on February 25, 2022 · at 4:33 pm EST/EDT)
However timing is everything. If Poland or others of NATO invade NOW, before the Donbass and/or Novorossiya has been cleansed, it will be attacked. It is a vulnerable moment until Phase 2 is concluded. Thereafter, and with perhaps a fracturing of NATO, prior understandings can be resumed.
Poland’s complaint in the last day that its tanks and armory are depleted (supplying Ukies) and pointing finger at Germany for lack of resupply is a good sign that it is taking a step back and will not invade now. Poland got the message. Perhaps a quid pro quo was also reached between the Pentagon and Shoigu’s team last week. In conjunction with war criminal Kissinger’s words, and rapid roll-up of the Donbass, the entire UkroNazi campaign may be on the back-burner as the crazies turn their baleful gaze towards China.
“It was THE red line – success or failure – setting the stage for the triumph of the NWO and its top secretion, The Great Reset.”
This is why we love Pepe. Such a way with words. Secretion, excretion, many phrases come to mind regarding Papa Schwab’s outfit..
Military commander Maxim Fadeyev battle documentary on Mariupol, a narrative of his time with Russian marines and DPR “Somalia” battalion. The result is a documentary titled
“The Battle for Mariupol: A Look From The Inside”
Watch a 2+ minutes intro video below. It is also in YouTube and Telegram. If anyone finds out how to get the complete documentary, please share info here. Thanks.
THE BATTLE FOR MARIUPOL: A Look from the Inside. The TOUGHEST military chronicle of this year! 4 Weeks with assault squad (2022)
Military commander Maxim Fadeyev spent 4 weeks on the front line with Russian marines and “Somalis”. He shot every day and every hour, risking his life many times. Many call him the best documentarians of the war in the Donbass. Maxim is always in the thick of things.
During two months of heavy fighting, the personnel of the assault group “Sparrow” cleared house after house, street after street, pushing the numerically superior enemy to Azovstal. Together with the “Somalis”, Maxim Fadeev also went through this path at the forefront of attacks.
Today he posted a teaser of his big new film “The Battle for Mariupol: A Look inside”. A short but epic video. Already from the teaser it is clear that the film is definitely worthy of the Oscar and the highest awards.
Great Article on The gateway Pundit: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/talk-game-changers-ukraine-future/
Let’s Talk Game Changers in Ukraine and the Future
By Larry Johnson
Published May 26, 2022 at 7:00am
Let me give you the bottom line up front–Ukraine’s military units in the Donbass in the area of Lysychansk are now essentially encircled, which means Ukraine is facing the loss of at least 15,000 troops unless they are able to retreat.
Whats facing the Ukrainian army in Donbass looks very much like what happened to 55,000 german troops in August 1944,they were trapped in a cauldron in the Falaise pocket in Normandy and were annihilated,my Dad was there he said it was carnage thousands of dead,if the Ukrainians had sense they would turn their guns on the criminal regime or just stop fighting.
Re: The Falaise pocket, i feel more sorry for the many thousands of dray-horses that were requisitioned by the Wehrmacht and slaughtered along with the German troops. Montgomery did not do his job well there – he allowed thousands of Germans to escape east, which regrouped in Aachen…then Cologne and finally surrounded and kettled in Hamm….each time, extending the war by a further month…
Looks like Youtube blocked War Gonzo. I went to the usual https://www.youtube.com/c/WarGonzo/videos and Youtube responded with an insulting little monkey stating the page is not available, so try another one instead. So Youtube doesn’t even have enough respect for the truth to say they blocked a journalist whose reports they can’t tolerate.
Can anyone tell us where War Gonzo will be posting his material ? I know he doesn’t have a channel on Bitchute although a few of his videos seem to be reposted by other people.
You can follow War Gonzo on Telegram. Use the translate function to translate their messages because they’re all in Russian.
Extraordinary article,,,, a lot of congratulations.
And thanks for doing this.
re: “Russia continues to do business.”
I ran across a sober analysis of the real economic position of Russia and how the U.S. and its allies have shot themselves in the foot:
Is America the Real Victim of Anti-Russia Sanctions?
By misjudging the size and importance of Russia’s economy, the West might have taken steps toward its own isolation
Seldom has the West so grossly misjudged an economy’s global significance…the war in Ukraine has “made us realize that the Russian economy is considerably more important than what we thought.”…one big reason for this miscalculation is exchange rates. If you compare Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by simply converting it from rubles into U.S. dollars, you indeed get an economy the size of Spain’s. But such a comparison makes no sense without adjusting for purchasing power parity (PPP), which accounts for productivity and standards of living, and thus per capita welfare and resource use. Indeed, PPP is the measure favored by most international institutions, from the IMF to the OECD. And when you measure Russia’s GDP based on PPP, it’s clear that Russia’s economy is actually more like the size of Germany’s, about $4.4 trillion for Russia versus $4.6 trillion for Germany…
Russia, like few other countries on the planet, is in many respects a linchpin of the globalized production chain…
A tally of the countries participating in current sanctions on Russia, in fact, makes it hard to say whether a new Iron Curtain is being drawn around our adversaries or around the West itself. Countries and nominal U.S. allies as significant as India and Saudi Arabia have been particularly vocal in their refusal to take sides in the conflict in Ukraine…
If Russia is still able to sell oil around the world, countries like India are able to negotiate for below-market prices, and Western consumers are being hammered with inflated prices, who is really being sanctioned? A similar principle applies to the weaponization of the U.S. dollar and the Western financial system in general: If non-Western countries are increasingly told that access to dollars and transaction systems like SWIFT are conditional on policies made in Washington that may not necessarily be in their own self-interest, the result may be a de-dollarization of the global economy, not a strengthening of the Western order.
Perhaps it will (too late) dawn on the neocon idiots (like Victoria Nuland) who pushed the senile Biden into going all-in on Ukraine that instead of economic sanctions harming Russia their whole scheme has backfired. Whether they like it or not their exercise of U.S. “soft power” has only served to isolate the U.S. and Europe. These monumental dopes, as usual, did not think anything through and we are all paying the price.
This is what happens when you have, as Kurt Vonnegut called them, a bunch of “upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography” running the show.
You will enjoy Mr Putin and the other leaders of the First Eurasian Economic Forum then. The transcript is almost out. I caught it live this morning.
As an American, I don’t enjoy any of this. It could all have been avoided, but the U.S. doctrine of “full-spectrum dominance” pronounced by the so-called “elites” is a religion to them. They view the world through this distorted lens and only take in information that supports their grandiose view of themselves as masters of mankind. This mentality sprang up with the creation of the CIA and the rise of the military-industrial complex, about which President Eisenhower warned us. President Kennedy was assassinated because he had the temerity to suggest that the U.S. and the (then) USSR could get along; that “We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”. That was anathema to the dark fascist forces in the U.S. that want to rule the world with American weapons of war.
What I worry about now is that as the U.S. becomes more isolated and economically depressed these same psychopathic morons still control its vast military arsenal and will increasingly want to use it to bring about compliance with their insane goal of global domination.
After the unconditional surrender of Azov in Mariupol and the measure of the progressive collapse of the Ukrainian armed forces in the Donbass, one must ask: what will happen next?
For the global plutocracy (of which both Russian oligarchs and Chinese billionaires are part) the future is controversial.
The ultra-mega-rich are divided. The recent statements of Kissinger and Soros in Davos are an example of this.
While one advocates the agreement, including ceding territory from Ukraine to Russia, the other announces the end of civilization if Russia and China are not defeated.
It is obvious that the “civilization” of the plutocrats has been the barbarism of us all – the rest of us.
The current conjuncture has points of contact with the period after the Crisis of 1929, with even the rise of neo-Nazism.
Only with the massive destruction of productive forces (machinery, equipment and human beings) that occurred in World War II did the world economy recover.
Only now a globalized war would quickly escalate to the nuclear level. And after it no economy will exist.
On the other hand, if the fall of the current hegemonic power is inexorable, China tends to be an even worse hegemon than the U.S. was, just as the latter was more nefarious than England.
What is Russia’s role in this time of immense dangers and unprecedented challenges?
Noting> “The ideal scenario for US-led NATO is an endlessly smoldering conflict in Ukraine.
▪️Nazism must either be eradicated by 100%, or it will raise its head in a few years, and in an even uglier form.
▪️Ukraine, if it had remained an independent country, and not controlled from outside, “would have long ago expelled all Nazi evil spirits from its land.”
The implication is that denazification is a global project.
Most people in Zone AZE would be quite happy to be rid of these parasites.
I see that in Pakistan the ruling cadre has been given 6 days to surrender. Well, some place had to be first. SMO-404 and the utter defeat of nazi armies may well be seen as triggering anti-nazi populist rebellions in many places, especially since the common decent people are been impoverished by their nazi overlords.
Kudos! Such a great report! You guys are working it!
Alexei Arestovich: ““Go f**k yourselves with such proposals, you dumb f**ks, to trade Ukrainian territory a little bit! Are you f**king crazy? Our children are dying, soldiers are stopping shells with their own bodies, and they are telling us how to sacrifice our territories. This will never happen,” Arestovich said in an interview on Wednesday.”
I first watched Arestovich’s transvestite dance video when Nightvision gave it to me in a comment. I had never heard of him and would be meeting him today. He said he didn’t know why so many in the leadership are like Arestovich. This is the video he linked for me:
18+: Blonde Wig, dress, fake eyelashes, hatred in disguise.
It’s not in BitChute anymore! His allies took it out. (It has historical importance.)
Found it. https://www.bitchute.com/video/dGc8b21bYL4w/
Ukraine’s president has his own transvestite dance video on many platforms. Arestovich is the “Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.” He predicted in 2019 that war with Russia was inevitable (Wikipedia). They gave him the “Commemorative badge of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine” (July 2014). He was awarded the “Medal of the Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces ‘For Special Service'” (July 2019). They must not have seen this video; some videos can’t be ignored.
The noose is tightening on the cannon fodder of the Ukro-N.A.T.O. army. They picked a fight with a REAL country, with a REAL army. How arrogant of them, now reality is setting in for the demons in human form. Do the Ukrainian people realize now, that they’ve been stabbed in the back? Like every other country that made a deal with the devil’s who own the west, Ukraine is learning the hard way.
Zelensky and other criminals in Ukraine like Kolomoisky, Pinchuck and others are murderers. They are sending untrained young and old men into battle with no weapons, protecticve gear, ammo, food, etc. The criminals in Kyiv are reselling food that was donated to help Ukrainains. The best thing for the Ukrainian military is to lay down your weapons. Don’t die for that criminal Zelensky. He has a $34 million mansion in N Miami Beach, villa in Italy and a $8 million mansion in Israel.
Zelensky does not care about the average Ukrainian. They abandon their troops and their dead. The Russians, DPR,LPR troops are giving their dead troops decent burials. The Russians medically treat, feed, house and provide clean clothes to Ukrainian troops. Kyiv is a criminal gang of theives.
To sum up: The tables have turned. Reality is hitting home. The psycho war is no good. And that’s why the oligarchical leadership is slinkering away. As the war since Syria has demonstrated you’ve got to have the military technology and a real developed economy to back it up, if you want success in contemporary battle. Trillion dollar trash and psyched-up troops and populace cannot get the job done if there are no real technological tools to do it.
Phase I the Azov battalion surrenders after a show of words. Phase II the cauldron cracks at Popasna and Russia unleashes a flurry of attacks.
This is the beginning of bigger events and behind it all is scientific technology and real economic development, that which is needed to support the rigors of 21st-century war.
Russian technological progress goes back to Soviet times, and real economic development was worked out by Putin and his team.
So the moral of the story is you better have a scientific edge, technological progress and a developed economy if you want to survive in the 21st century.
Oh reality, it always teaches a lesson. And this is a lesson the Russians have learned.
– Russian technological progress goes back to Soviet times,
Here we can the link between Tsar times and “Soviet times”
I do not believe for one second that Kissinger now sees the error of his ways! The real motive for his proposal, I believe, is that Russia is delaying the completion of the Great Reset, which the Schwabites are in a hurry to finalize for our total enslavement. Soros let the cat out of the bag when he said he also wants an end to the conflict so that they could proceed with the “climate change” agenda.
Anyone who doesn’t understand that “Climate Change” is a euphemism for the NWO at this point is lost.
This is why Stuart Kirk at HSBC got fired over his comments. It’s a political agenda.
If they were really serious about sustainable development they’d have gone hard into nuclear,
and we’d be talking more about adaptation strategies and less about dreamy solar/wind schemes that will leave most of us starving, cold, poor, or dead.
“Who cares if Miami is six metres underwater in 100 years? Amsterdam has been six metres underwater for ages and that’s a really nice place.”
Be very careful if waiting too eagerly fast sudden collapse of Ukie forces. Instead the RX/DPR/LPR progress even if fastening 50% will take likely several months than weeks to liberate big cities like Kharkiv and especially Odessa. Besides some of Ukies might think that after Donbas RF forces are in raid. There has been several times big “breaking news” of mass surrendering in Donbas but in reality what has happened is quite moderate numbers of mostly 20-50 Ukie troops given up here and there. Far from Bagration kind of total collapse. Mariupol was small scale Stalingrad and it too took 2-3 months as its famous role model.
When these old faces are put on display i ask myself, “are these body doubles or latex faced impersonators or clones or cgi or ???” because we live in a world of lies, murder and deception. Also, putting on my armchair general hat, i wondered why russia did not, at least, grab a land bridge to crimea in 2014. Maybe needed the time for finishing touches on that plan. And lastly, make more babies and raise them righteously in order to occupy the land with blessings.
As far as I am aware there was no land bridge from Russia to Crimea in 2017.
The Russians built a bridge in 2016
The bridge was built by Russia after it occupied and claimed Crimea at the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War. It has a length of 19 km (11.8 mi), making it the longest bridge Russia has ever built, and the longest bridge in Europe. Besides transportation, Russia intended the bridge to support its claims to Crimea.
I was thinking, remember armchair general here, that with the reports of mariupol under control that it would be clear to finish the path to crimea.
Very comprehensive analysis, military tactics and strategies pass me by, but the lucid and clear analysis makes it easy to understand.
I believe we are at the doors of a new, more human world order, where Nazis wouldn’t be welcome.
The Russians and LDNR are working hard on getting evidence ready for the War Crimes Trials of Ukrainian nazis:
All military forces always tend to exaggerate their success and enemy losses. And military operations are never really brilliant skillful art of warfare. More likely chaos of rival armed forces mostly won by side not so much confused than other and having better while not excellent logistics and resources enough. I have no reasons to take claims of RF (hitting targets destroying them) as face value and using realistic reduce of 30-70% of claims follows the legacy of military history. Even more when it comes to claims of AFU.
I totally agree with Mr. Medvedev. The interests of Russia and by consequence all “non-US lackeys” countries, must be taken into consideration. Enough Unipolar world. It is time for a multipolar one where economy, society, environment, development are discussed and defined in a serious and democratic agenda.
Here is the difference between a jerk and a gentleman. The Americans thought they were so smart when they installed a bunch of jerks to run their coup government. The latest, (Z)Elenski, when addressing his fickle patrons who never gave a wit about him or Ukraine except as a knife at Russia’s throat, when realizing how he was getting shafted, said, “Go F*ck yourself”
On the other hand, Medvedev, whose had to put up with American perfidy for twenty years said the same thing but differently. ” the Western world order should simply be ignored….should be told to go in a certain direction”
“Go F*ck yourselves” vs. “Go in a certain direction”. That is the difference between a Ukrainian jerk and a Russian gentleman. I am sure there are also Ukrainian gentlemen, but the US would never allow such a person to rule.
The West’s plans to destroy Russia has blown up in their faces, but they don’t really care, because it’s the Ukrainian people who will bear the consequences, as well as their own populations, whom they also don’t care about.
It’s useful to not forget the population map of these province now at least partly under control of RF or LPR or DPR:
(Crimea: 2,033,700 (2001 census))
(Sevastopol: 509,992 (2021 estimate))
The total population of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kherson is more than 7.3 million using 2019 numbers. It’s around 17% of 41 million of Ukraine. More than Baltic States.
Worthy of its own post, Gonzalo goes all human with what the truth really is.
Hahaaa …. I told you they are scared. Really if we were not a ‘good site’ I would say (shittin’) in their boots. Martyanov said so … he said they have no clue what modern warfare is about. Check it out … Tabaqui howling – looking for a law of gravity. Nothing is keeping him in his boots.
(sometimes I love it! – this geopolitical game)
Sure shows how Borrell is a snake, after all his drumming for war.
It’s a good day when both Soros and Schwab’s plans are crumbling into dust. I’m still amazed at their audacity tranforming the House of Russia in Davos into the House of Russia Warcrimes. These old ghouls have no shame.
I thought I saw big uptick on Intel Slava Z the last few days.
“Yet now even Kissinger knows it’s bound to fail”. Best news yet!
Tangential topic: Biden has quietly opened a new front. See coup in Pakistan.
American advisor in Ukraine.
https://t.me/warfakes/3341 This “War on Fakes” post was re-posted in the Russian Ministry of Defense Telegram page on May 24.
Listen to the audio. The voice is of an American.
Here is the machine-translated text that accompany the photos and video: “Fake: The Russian military shelled the Church of the Ascension in Lukyanovka from a tank. The temple burned to the ground. Ukrainian media write about it. Truth: The church was destroyed after the departure of the Russian military from Lukyanovka. This is confirmed by the telegram channel “Copper Bell” (thanks for the information). The forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine entered Lukyanovka on March 24. On March 25, Ukrainian military men with blue armbands pose against the backdrop of an absolutely unharmed church, a T-72 tank stands near it.”
Hope the Russian Armed forces continue going until the whole of Ukraine is under Russian control. No point in leaving this security problem half taken care of.
Report from Military Chronicle, https://voenhronika.ru/
These are a series of reports and videos capturing events in Battlefield Ukraine during the last two days, mostly. The reports are full of information re: the latest battles and troop movements, towns taken or in dispute, battle lines across the entire battlefield, and videos with maps showing the main axis of troops displacement. The maps are easy to follow if you know the geography of Ukraine, and by now, we are all supposed to be familiarized with it, if we have been following this conflict during the last 8 years. The cauldrons are easy to see, the video maps show the main axis of troop movements along the line of contact.
Phase 2 of the SMO on the Ukraine side has taken place in the context of a tactical contradiction with strategic consequences, between clown Zelensky and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi. In general, Zaluzhnyi’s sound advice has been to avoid the encirclement of Ukrainian troops, to retreat to fortified areas and consolidate the defense along the Dnieper, e.g., Severodonetsk. His advice coincides with that of NATO brass, however, clown Zelensky is tied up to his CIA masters, and their decisions are to fight to the last Ukrainians, to use a phrase that has become so common in the unbiased covering of the Ukraine conflict.
One of “Military Chronicle” reports covers the conflict between Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi/NATO generals, while others describe the Russian strategy in Phase 2, which we could appropriately called “ASPHYXIA.” Quote,
“Curators from Washington are demanding that Zelensky increase the number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to 1 million people by August in order to send more “cannon fodder” to the Donbass, and possibly launch a counteroffensive.
But the APU is affected by an acute shortage of fuel, ammunition and weapons. Western supplies do not have time to cover the needs of the front.”
As Pepe (there is only one Pepe, no need for last name) stated at the end of his latest article posted yesterday, “NATO vs Russia: what happens next,” (https://thesaker.is/nato-vs-russia-what-happens-next/),
“Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir “the new Hitler” Putin is in absolutely no hurry to end this larger than life drama that is ruining and rotting the already decaying west to its core. Why should he? He tried everything, since 2007, on the “why can’t we get along” front. Putin was totally rejected. So now it’s time to sit back, relax, and watch the Decline of the West.”
Russia’s deliberate pace in the destruction of Ukraine’s army, men and materiel, reveals theirs is a long-term strategy, in which the involvement of US/NATO had already been considered, the use of Ukraine as a proxy beach head for a war against Russia taken into account, and the beating of Ukraine will be the easy part, just a glitch in Russia’s confrontation with the US/NATO’s weaponry, tactics (or, to use Martyanov’s language, “logistics”), and strategies. Poland is itching to join the fray, and Russia is more than willing to oblige.
What we are witnessing is the beginning of Ukraine’s long agony, Russia will always keep them one step away from reaching their goals, asphyxiating them in a shortage of weapons, fuel, ammunition, food, medical supplies, and men, a tantalizing strategy. Infrastructure will only be targeted as needed, to break the US/NATO rat line, or Ukraine’s army logistics, transportation, and communications. Once LDNR consolidates, southern Ukraine is next, with Odessa vital in the Transnistria corridor, then Russia will be ready along a north/south front for Phase 3, Dnieper in sight.
Ukraine will be Russian, again, no doubt.
Mark my words.
And that was not in Russia’s initial goal at the beginning of the SMO, it was the result of the CIA/MI6/Mossad/NATO intel decision to use Ukraine as cannon fodder against Russia.
The front of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas is collapsing faster than expected, and the HOT SUMMER has not even begun yet! Latest news from Ukraine-morning of May 26 (16 videos)
“…Late last night, it was reported that Ukrainian troops had withdrawn from the Estuary in Shurovo. Toshkovka is completely cleared: control over the Gorskoye — Lisichansk highway has been established. Fighting continues in Kamyshevakha and Vrubovka, the ring of encirclement around Zolotoye and Gorsky is closing in.
Russian units entered the Bakhmut-Lisichansk highway northeast of Soledar. The People’s Militia of the DPR continues its offensive on Novoluganskoye from Gorlovka.
The West expects the end of the battle for the Donbass, and the mass supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine has noticeably thinned out. At the front, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have little artillery and air defense, which makes it impossible to maintain the situation without urgent assistance from the United States and Great Britain. The situation is so critical that the front may collapse in the coming days, as Zelensky warned his Western partners. By the way, the video of the work of Ukrainian artillery or MLRS has not been seen for almost a month. The tanks hadn’t been lit up in three weeks. It seems that the APU has very little of this equipment left…”
Excellent video of a trench battle. Kill the stupid music to watch it, only an idiot will add music to see people dying.
Storming of the Ukrainian stronghold “Comb” by intelligence of the 1st motorized rifle battalion of the 4th motorized rifle brigade of the LPR (2022)
“Admin” and “Vladlen” about Mauripol and “Aziv”. New valuable experience of city fights, which will be useful in Dnipro (2022)
“…”Admin” and Vladlen ” tell about the new experience gained during the storming of Mariupol-from adjusting the fire to the elements of mistakes made by regular military personnel trained in academies…”
The beginning of the collapse of the entire defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine! The front from Svitlodarsk to Avdiivka IS BURSTING AT THE SEAMS (2022)
“Good news is coming from the Donbas – a broad front is finally beginning to pour in from Svitlodarsk to Avdiivka. Ukrainian troops began a hasty retreat, fearing to be surrounded. Even now we can talk about the formation of several small cauldrons, in which Kiev left the personnel units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to die, deliberately sacrificing them in a bloody sacrifice…”
How does the Russian army, without numerical superiority, smash the APU in the Donbas? Military expert gave the answer (2022)
“Defense is a type of warfare in which it is necessary not only to hold the terrain and inflict maximum losses on the enemy, but also to save your strength, while creating conditions for going on the offensive – to gain time.
Defense can be positional, mobile, active, or mobile.
At the same time, to storm the enemy’s defenses, the attacker must have an advantage of 3 to 1. In the Donbas, the Russian army does not have a numerical advantage and most often the APU has a numerical superiority in infantry. However, do not forget that the ABC ratio of 1 to 3 for the attacker must be achieved in the direction of the main attack, and not along the entire front. This most important advantage of the offensive is designed to be countered by mobile defense – by maneuvering troops…”
“Asphyxia” strategy at work.
Also, look at how Ukronazis “cared” about their own dead, left to rot like dead animals in plastic bags. They said there were 200 of them, actually 300 have been found, and counting.
A TERRIFYING find at Azovstal. Video of the stampede of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from Krasny Liman. Yuri Podolyaka Reports-evening of May 25 (17 videos)
“…Now we are in a difficult situation and this situation will get worse,” Ukraine’s chief military ideologist Arestovich said today. He says that it is necessary to wait one and a half to two months before mass deliveries of Western weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Ukrainian artillery, according to him, is not able to conduct a counter-battery fight against Iskanders, Tornadoes and Hurricanes that destroy the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.: “Our guns simply do not reach and do not have the ability to make a breakthrough with the help of mechanized parts, which raises big questions.” The APU needs a new miracle weapon, the old one doesn’t work.
The head of the occupied part of the LPR (5%), Sergey Gaidai, said that Severodonetsk is not completely surrounded. Russia has taken control of 95% of the territory of the Luhansk region, ” he said.”
War in Ukraine: Why the Ukrainian Armed Forces do not want to withdraw from the Donbass? Yuri Podolyaka (2022)
“The Kiev regime, despite heavy losses, is trying to hold the borders in the Donbas, although NATO generals have long recommended that the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine withdraw troops to new defensive lines near the Dnieper and Zaporozhye.
But Zelensky persists, his conflict with the commander – in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Zaluzhny, which also requires the withdrawal of troops, has been going on for the second month.
The answer is on the surface. For most soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the residents of Donbass are a hostile population that can be used as human shields. This was clearly seen in the battles for Mariupol, when the Ukrainian side refused to evacuate the population.
In Bucha, near Kiev, the situation was exactly the opposite: at the first suggestion of the Russian side to evacuate local residents, the Kiev regime immediately agreed, stopped firing and opened the corridors…”
AGONY of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Severodonetsk pocket: the situation is getting worse by the hour! Reports from the fronts of Ukraine on May 25: Liman, Severodonetsk (17 videos)
“Local sources report that a Red Victory Flag has been raised over the Liman City Council.
To the east, the countdown for the Armed Forces of Ukraine went literally for hours to try to save their troops in the area of Lisichansk-Severodonetsk. And to do this, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine must already receive an order to withdraw to the Seversk-Soledar-Bakhmut line, where they can create a new line of resistance or there will be a new Mariupol.
Zaluzhny warned Zelensky that in a week the operational environment of the Severodonetsk direction will turn into a cauldron, in which the 4000th group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will find itself. Reserves are currently completely depleted on the eastern front, and additional forces without heavy weapons will not be able to break through the blockade of Severodonetsk…”
“…At the moment, the war has turned into a competition between Ukraine’s superiority in army size and Russia’s superiority in salvo weight, with the Ukrainian leadership apparently hoping that Western arms supplies will become substantial before losses turn critical…”
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine IS IN HYSTERICS! The front is collapsing, Ukrainian soldiers are fleeing from Lysychansk in the fields! Updates from Ukraine on the morning of May 25 (16 videos)
“The situation in the Severodonetsk direction is critical for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but political strategists on Bankova think differently, for them it is a new symbol of resistance to Russian aggression. Zelensky refuses to give an order to retreat from the city, although it is too late – the highway to Bakhmut is already being shot through and cut. Reinforcements to the future cauldron are now only available in the fields. According to local residents, the Ukrainian military abandon their positions in the suburbs of Lysychansk (LNR) and run through fields and country roads, where they run into minefields.
It is reported that this night a meeting was held in Kiev, at which it was decided to leave the cities on the eastern front with the threat of a complete encirclement…”
“As Pepe (there is only one Pepe, no need for last name) stated …”
You might as well say his last name since otherwise you’d have to give this longer clarification every time.
“Ukraine will be Russian, again, no doubt.
Mark my words.
And that was not in Russia’s initial goal at the beginning of the SMO, it was the result of the CIA/MI6/Mossad/NATO intel decision to use Ukraine as cannon fodder against Russia.”
Putin all but said it long before the war started and said it again after the war started independent of any “CIA/MI6/Mossad/NATO intel decision.” The second time his point was that if Ukraine continued to respond the way it was responding, it could “lose its statehood.” Knowing Putin is candid, I always took him on his word regarding this and thought I was the only commenter to do so. I noted that the explanation he gave on Feb. 25 about Ukraine being part of historical Russia would only be valid if he took all of Ukraine and would become invalid if he took less than all (putting him in Trump’s league, where “to the victor belong the spoils”). It would be a surprise if Ukraine does not lose its statehood. The West would have to give him things of value if this can be averted, because Ukraine has a lot of value. (Welcome to the club, it has been growing fast.)
Exactly – is some Ukrainian Plutonium, 300kg, gone missing?
The IAEA is obviously very worried . Second report since the SMO, and at DAVOS no less!
Ukraine signed the NPT, Budapest Treaty, never actually had any button on Soviet nukes, but has nuclear expertise – although strongly expected to have emigrated. To Where – the US, Britain?
Russia takes this as seriously as US Bio-Labs.
Russia did immediately secure Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia .
A lot of commentertati seem to have swallowed, hook, line and sinker, and puke this Khazarian stuff ad nauseam.
The Shocking Truth about the Khazarian Mafia myth, the Rothschilds and Manifest Destiny
Time for some serious homework folks, that Greta Thunberg never does ’cause she can SEE CO2!
I have to question Ehret’s scholarship. It seems that Russia(Kievan Rus at that time) did indeed put an end to the Khazarian empire, that Khazaria engaged in a constant belligerence against Constantinople and Eastern Orthodoxy, and that one of their main sources of income was the slave trade. All the other stuff about Babylonian Talmudism and Satanic practices, I have not been able to find any grounds for.
I see, Ukrainian forces are still fighting an dying.
What motivates them?
That a Nieder Untermensch, mere non-humans, could pulverize them, and their Nazi back lines who will shoot them in the back if they give in to mere sub-humans.
I can sympathize – it is hard for Yurpeans and Wokies to grasp this – but they are Woke, and the rest are sub-human, sorry deplorable.
Not a helpful remark. Fortunately for the future of Ukraine and indeed Russia, the highly professional RU forces seem to be treating captured Ukrainian regulars with dignity. Dismissing everyone who believes they are fighting to defend their country, as a “Nazi” is really descending to the level of the worst of the western MSM propagandists. Stay above them.
Easy to say with no Nazi gun pointed at your back.
I’m afraid you have no inkling for what these soldier’s face.
Of course RF is professional – Russia dealt with this before!
The deputy chair of the Russian Security Council, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, said that “any peace proposal built purely in the interest of NATO and the Western world order should simply be ignored.”
“Or rather, their authors should be told to go in a certain direction,” Medvedev said.
All this rhetoric supposedly calling for “peace talks” with Russia from American war criminals like Henry Kissinger or General Mark Miley is about as sincere as a shyster lawyer.
These criminals cannot be trusted.
This newest propaganda line is really about: a self-serving tactical maneuver to save the American Empire from an utterly humiliating (and fully deserved) defeat in Europe, while also preparing for the escalation of threats in other war theaters against China.
Even when Americans pretend to advocate “peace” in one area, it is only in preparations for wars somewhere else around the world.
America and its allied crime partner nations are indeed the Empire of Lies.
Quad summit in Tokyo ramps up confrontation with China
The leadership void in the West, and indeed the entire globe is alarming. For now only a few, are able to see the dire situation the world is facing. Without wishing to take sides, Russia, China,India and a few others, seemingly out of nowhere stand out as morally/strategically sensible and brave compared to the rest of the world. Why would it have to take a 98 year old retired diplomat to make sense of things when there should be far more young talent all over the world today to make sure that the world is safer for all of us? It just goes to show that too much education isn’t wisdom. All of a sudden, the whole UN chorus on many issues of concern around the globe has gone mute as if there wasn’t any danger hovering over the entire planet. There are far more eaters in these hollow world institutions than there is a sense of purpose. The US scored big when they atom-bombed Japan at the end of WWII. Since then, the whole world, we kept the tail between the legs until Putin said no more.
I would like to offer two important links to Russian speaking vloggers who bring breaking sitrep news:
‘Alexander in Florida’ / Саня во Флориде (788k subscribers)
Alexander daily offers sitrep info on the SMO as well as info on political developments in the US/NAVO.
Igor Panarin / Профессор Игорь Панарин (180k subscribers)
Professor Igor Panarin just released a vlog (he releases three to four vlogs a day) with the breaking news that Israel is changing its policy towards Russia and the Ukraine by not sending any missiles anymore to UA.
Syria, the ally of Russia, has issued a not to be misunderstood warning to the pilots of Israel’s fighter planes that are about to enter Syria’s air space, that they will be shot down (by Russian anti-aircraft missiles).
This warning has been understood by Israel, who immediately changed its supportive policy towards UA.
Professor (& former employee at the KGB – he has a wiki page) Panarin also relates that Israel has become very worried about Russia’s support towards Israel’s archenemy Iran. So the breakdown of UA/US/NATO power in the Ukraine is already producing geopolitical repercussions in the Middle East, with Russia’s position strenghtening and the USA’s position weakening.
Noooooo Ukies, don’t retreat, I want to see more videos of these cool Russian toys in action on built up areas
” as well as 15 foreign engineering specialists who arrived with security guards” i.e; You are *Not* safe if you take the Devil’s 30 pieces of silver and come to make a buck waging war on the “Russkies”, this is *Not* Iraq or Lybia.
Good on our Russian brothers, make every Western prostitute feel unsafe when they put their nose where it has no business being.
Elensky’s special advisor likes to talk the talk. He must have taken lessons from John McShitstain before his demise. He says Ukrainian forces are using only their bodies to defend/deflect against incoming missiles, therefore, he’s admitting that they’re being used as cannon fodder.
Upon Russia’s victory he’ll be one of the first to leg it to some other neo-Nazi hellhole before the regular UAF get their hands on him.
The descendants of Genghis Khan are sending their children to fight in Donbass against the UkroWermacht.
In the Ukrainian army, they SHOOT their soldiers EN masse! The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is rushing around trying to save the troops in the Donbas. News from Ukraine (17 videos)
Fighting Buryats. Volunteers from Buryatia go to protect the Donbass and liberate Ukraine from the Nazi regime
Info on Buryatia
BURYATIA (Republic of Buryatia), a subject of the Russian Federation. It is located in the South Asian part of Russia, in Transbaikalia. It borders Mongolia to the south. It is part of the Far Eastern Federal District. Area 351.3 thousand km2. The population is 986.1 thousand people (2019; 972.0 thousand people in 2010; 981.2 thousand people in 2002; 1041.1 thousand people in 1989; 812.3 thousand people in 1970; 673.3 thousand people in 1959). The capital is Ulan-Ude. Municipal structure (2017): 2 urban districts (cities of national significance Severobaikalsk and Ulan-Ude), 21 municipal districts (including Bauntovsky Evenki district), including 16 urban settlements and 248 rural settlements.
This is a fight between good and evil. USA will drop Ukraine like a box of rotten tomatoes when they see Russia prevail. Their only concern not to be hit by the splash, or skid in the mess.
But they will. They are losing.
And much more than just another lost war.
Is it only me that gets that Cherkassy/Korsun-44 feeling?
This is so insane, it emulates the Eastern front when the OG Nazis also had a “No retreat” order and it´s in the same neighborhood as well. History really does rhyme after all.
I hope the Ukro´s shot the Nazi “Barrage battalions” that threaten them with death if they retreat/surrender and then lay down their arms, our Hohol friends have shown courage but its over and why die for the Zio-Anglo menace when there´s no hope of winning or even manage a “White peace”.