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President Putin’s Speech at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Heads of State Council Meeting

June 14, 2019 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/60750 President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President of Kyrgyzstan, colleagues, I certainly agree with the positive assessments of the activities of our organisation, the SCO, which have just been voiced here. The SCO is indeed successfully developing and strengthening its positions in regional affairs, making a significant contribution to ensuring peace, security and stability in Eurasia. Given that at the end of today’s meeting, Russia will take over the Presidency of the SCO, I would like to outline Russia’s vision of the most promising areas of the organisation’s work in 2019–2020. We believe that

The Technology War I: why Putin declared it first

By Ivan Danilov Translated by Scott Humor   Vladimir Putin’s speech at SPIEF 2019 is, on the one hand, a sequel to his famous “Munich speech”, and on the other hand, a claim for Russia’s most active participation in reforms (or even a takedown) of the existing international order, at once–in politics, economy, and technology. Also, the Russian leader once again turned out to be the only world politician who

Ukrainian Nazi State Drops Its Mask

by Ruslan Ostashko Translated by Scott and subtitled by Leo.   In Kharkov far-right extremists knocked down a monument to Marshal Zhukov illustrating a simple fact that the Nazi state of Ukraine no longer needs a mask. The election of an oligarch’s protégé for president marked the transition to an even more open brown dictatorship. Less than a month has passed since the day when the comic hetman Vladimir Zelensky

Zelensky Showed That He Doesn’t Care About Donbass Residents

By Ruslan Ostashko Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC to turn on English captions. From the translator: “A very important debunker to anybody who still believes Zelensky is trying to stop the war in Donbass.” The disregard for the residents of Donbass was shown by the recently inaugurated president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. During the trip to the line of demarcation, the comic-hetman spoke with the

War Propaganda And US Military Buildup Against Iran

https://southfront.org/war-propaganda-and-us-military-buildup-against-iran/ Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber strike force to the region claiming that this is a needed measure to deter Iran, which allegedly prepares to attack US troops and infrastructure. On May 21, Acting Defense

Israeli Military Intensifies Attacks On Syria

Syrian War Report – June 3, 2019: Israeli Military Intensifies Attacks On Syria Overnight on June 2, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a missile strike on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) targets in the  southern part of the country. According to the IDF, the missiles hit 2 artillery batteries, observation and intelligence posts and an SA-2 (S-75 Dvina) aerial defense battery. The IDF says that the strike was conducted

Army Takes Back Kafr Nabudah, Delivers Blow To Militants

Syrian War Report – May 27, 2019: Army Takes Back Kafr Nabudah, Delivers Blow To Militants On May 26, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and the National Defense Forces launched a surprise attack on the town of Kafr Nabudah in northwestern Hama, which had been recently captured by Hayat Tahir al-Sham (the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria) and its Turkish-backed allies. The attack began

Putin Shreds Ukrainian Ultranationalists in a Powerful Press-Conference

by Ruslan Ostashko Translated by Scott, subtitled by Leo. During a recent press conference in China, president Vladimir Putin made a statement on the possible simplification of the issuance of Russian citizenship not only to residents of Donbass, but also to all Ukrainians. This news ripped Ukrainian ultranationalists to shreds. Having received a sword as a gift from Kim Jong-un [on April 25th], the President of Russia left the sword

The Next Economic Crisis and the Looming Post-Multipolar System

https://southfront.org/next-economic-crisis-and-looming-post-multipolar-system/ Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson; Voiceover by Dermot Arrigan The Impending Crisis At one time, specifically during the post-World War 2 Bretton Woods era, it looked like as if the capitalist model could be indefinitely sustainable and avoid plunging the world into major world conflicts. That era began to come to an end during the stagflation crisis of the 1970s, and came to a complete end at the end

Hama Ceasefire Initiative Failed. Clashes Ongoing

Syrian War Report – May 20, 2019: Hama Ceasefire Initiative Failed. Clashes Ongoing On May 17 and May 18, the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) intercepted several unidentified aerial objects over Damascus and the southern part of the country. In both cases, the intercepted targets came from the southern Syria border, near the contact line with Israel. Some sources speculated that the SADF was repelling Israeli strikes. However, no explosions

Syrian Army Liberates Another Town In Northwestern Hama

Syrian War Report – May 8, 2019: Syrian Army Liberates Another Town In Northwestern Hama By May 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies had repelled a series of counter-attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces keeping control of all the positions captured in northwestern Hama. Especially intense clashes took place near Tell Ottman where, according to pro-government sources, the SAA eliminated at least 5 militants. Despite this, the SAA

Multiple Casualites Reported Amid Clashes In Northwestern Hama

Syrian War Report – May 7, 2019: Multiple Casualites Reported Amid Clashes In Northwestern Hama On May 6, air defenses of Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Syria repelled two militant rocket attacks intercepting at least 36 projectiles, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. According to the defense ministry, the attacks caused no damage or casualties. Militants had used a unmanned aerial vehicle to direct their fire. The shelling came from the Idlib

Turkey-led Forces Suffer Casualties In Failed Attack On YPG Positions

Syrian War Report – May 6, 2019: Turkey-led Forces Suffer Casualties In Failed Attack On YPG Positions The Idlib de-escalation zone and the northern part of Aleppo province are now two main sources of instability in Syria. On May 4, the pro-Turkish National Syrian Army (NSA), backed by Turkish special forces, launched a surprise attack on positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Aleppo. The NSA briefly

How Germany Humiliated Ukraine in the UN

by Ruslan Ostashko Translated by Scott Humor and subtitled by Leo. Irritated by stormy activities of the Euro-Ukrainians, Germany showed it publicly twice in one month. At the beginning of April ‘Ukraine-is-Europe’ supporters complained that the German delegation crashed them in PACE, now it’s the UN’s turn.     Remember how recently ‘Ukro-deputy’ Bereza, or Blyakher according to his real name, squealed that Germans were very arrogant towards the “fighters

U.S. Hybrid War On Venezuela Entered Hot Phase

https://southfront.org/u-s-hybrid-war-on-venezuela-entered-hot-phase/ The US hybrid war on Venezuela has now entered a hot phase. On April 30, Juan Guaido, US-declared ‘Interim President’ of the country appeared in a video calling for a military uprising. Guaido, accompanied by heavily armed men, claimed that he had backing from the military and that the video was filmed at the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base in the capital, Caracas. Opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, who had been

Haftar Forces Launch Push To Encircle Tripoli

Libyan War Report – Apr. 30, 2019: Haftar Forces Launch Push To Encircle Tripoli The new battle for Tripoli entered its fourth week. Since April 4, when Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar officially announced its Operation Flood of Dignity, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has reached Ayn Zara, but has not been able to capture it and reach the city itself. At the same time, the LNA has gained control of

Lukashenko Declares a “Gas War” on Russia After Putin’s Free Loan

Lukashenko Declares a “Gas War” on Russia After Putin’s Free Loan by Ruslan Ostashko Translated and captioned by Leo. A new turn in difficult Russian-Belarusian relations occurred at the end of last week. Rosselkhoznadzor (Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision) announced a ban on the import of apples and pears from Belarus from April 12. In response, Alexander Lukashenko effectively declared a “gas war” on Russia.     In

Russian, Syrian Forces Rain Hell On Idlib Militants

Syrian War Report – Apr. 29, 2019: Russian, Syrian Forces Rain Hell On Idlib Militants ISIS and al-Qaeda have used the recent break in counter-terrorist operations across Syria to re-group and expand their activity. Over the past two weeks, ISIS cells operating in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert carried out several successful attacks on positions and convoys of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies. At least two dozens of

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