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IMHOclub launches an international campaign to save monuments in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.

by Mira Terada for the Saker blog IMHOclub launches an international campaign to save monuments in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland. Today, before our eyes, illiterate, embittered people are destroying the legacy of the past. Many have given up, because the most important monuments have already been destroyed, but we ourselves did not defend our shrines, we were indifferent. If this continues, we will soon be “demolished” from the face

Banderastan SITREP by Faina Savenkova

by Faina Savenkova for the Saker blog For three years now I have been telling you about what is happening in Lugansk. About the war in which I live, about sorrows and joys. A year ago, the Peacemaker website published my personal data. I have written many letters to world leaders and artists in Western countries. I had only two requests: to delete the personal data of all the children

Italian journalist Mattio Sorbi almost became a new victim of Ukrainian nationalists from “Mirotvorets”

by Meera Terada for the Saker blog Italian journalist Mattio Sorbi, who was reporting from Ukraine, almost died due to the fault of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and he is still in danger. Sorbi managed to escape, and now he is in intensive care. However, the story does not end there. After the announcement in the media about his rescue, the Ukrainian nationalist website “Mirotvorets” added him to its “execution

SITREP: Ukronazi forces attempt a 2nd “counter-offensive”

This time the Ukronazis have attacked north of the city of Balakleia.  Here is a summary of events on that front: (machine translation) Today, the Armed Forces of the Ukraine, after prolonged artillery preparation on Balakleya, Izium, logistics routes and warehouses, launched an offensive on Balakleya from the west from Andreevka. Due to its geographical location, it is difficult to secure the north-western flank of the group based in Izyum

The IAEA releases its “non-report” about the ZNPP

So the IAEA has released its so-called “report” which is a 52 pages “nothing burger” and not something worthy of being called a “report”.  You can read the entire thing here: but, frankly, it is a waste of time.  Just one example: Notice how this report presents Ukronazi information about Ukronazi shelling as it the Ukronazis were not Ukronazis.  They even included that touching photo: Bottom line: it was

Russian MoD updates the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces after the failure of their counter-offensive

source (machine translation, emphasis added) The Russian Defense Ministry said that the APU lost more than 1,200 people in an attempt to attack The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), while trying to conduct an offensive in Mykolaiv-Krivoy Rog and other directions, suffered heavy losses, more than 1,200 soldiers were destroyed. This was reported to journalists by the Ministry of Defense of Russia. According to the ministry, Russian troops destroyed 48

Ukraine SITREP: the promised “major Ukrainian counter-attack” ends in disaster

source (machine translation) The Defense Ministry called the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces during the failed offensive of Ukraine near Kherson Ukrainian troops attempted an offensive in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions, as a result, the AFU units suffered heavy losses, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters. “Today, during the day, on the direct instructions of Zelensky, Ukrainian troops attempted an offensive in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions in

And now a word from a true Saker hater (Troll “SITREP” of sorts)

The mods have to intercept a lot of plain ugly and sophomoric (or even semi-literate) comments.  The trolls go especially crazy when I post any appeals for support (I guess the thought of somebody actually helping me *really* pisses them off).  So today I decided to share with you one such comment, which is so typical in its mediocrity, that it could be in a dictionary next to “troll”.  Here

Taiwan is a distraction

By Amarynth for the Saker Blog The current hot war of words regarding Nancy Pelosi’s announced visit to Taiwan is reaching a dangerous nexus and threatening to spill over into military action. China considers this belligerent approach as a threat to their stated One Country, Two Systems policy as well as a threat to the 1992 consensus. The two sides of the Taiwan Strait reached the consensus in 1992 that

Sitrep Operation Z: collapses and progress

By Saker Staff for the Saker Blog Military Summary Channel reports on the collapses and the progress.  Soon after the start, he relates the sorry story of the sorry Ukrainian attempt to bribe Russian pilots to fly their battle aircraft out of Russia, in an attempt to steal them and stage a media victory for the Ukraine. Defense Politics Asia Channel has more information. The SMO is making steady but

Operation ZOV: quagmire and fog

By Saker Staff for the Saker Blog Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine ▫️The enemy is suffering considerable losses of armament delivered by Western countries. ▫️From July 5 to 20, 4 launching ramps and 1 reloading vehicle for the U.S.-manufactured HIMARS MRLS delivered to Ukraine were eliminated by high-precision ground- and air-based armament. ▫️Among them, 2 launching ramps were destroyed near Malotaranovka,

A multipolar presentation: President Putin and Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

By Amarynth for the Saker Blog The blog received a very special photo from the meeting of Pres. Putin and Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.  The deep regard that these two men display toward one another in a photo not really used by the press, is palpable and it reminds me of the iconic photo of President Raisi praying in the Kremlin. The commentary accompanying the photo describes so well the

Sitrep Operation Z0V: Shifting sands and changing rhetoric

By Saker Staff for the Saker Blog The question went out .. what are the most important actions over the last week, and how do we present those? Mr Shoigu was number one, and this is how we present that by a machine translation from ON ANY HIMARS THERE IS A POSEIDON. THE US QUICKLY UNDERSTOOD SHOIGU’S STATEMENT The tactical pause that the Russian military took a little over

Sitrep Operation Z0V: Back to Hot Steel Rain

By Saker Staff for the Saker Blog The Ukraine conflict is in fact already a world war, given that the West is fighting Russia via its proxies in Kiev, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told local media on Wednesday. Serbian President Vucic: “I know what awaits us. As soon as Vladimir Putin has done his work in Seversk, Bakhmut and Soledar, after reaching the second line Slaviansk-Kramatorsk-Avdeevka, he will come up