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We have a grind in the Ukraine. It looks like slow and methodical progress is being made but I don’t think this is necessarily bad, except for our own peace of mind. Where most of the non-kinetic work is being done is in restoring and normalizing smaller towns and cities that the Russians liberate. What is being reported is that Russian managers are now routinely being brought on site of these towns and cities to establish order and normal civilian function. They restore Russian Television, and Internet, get cleaning up done, start rebuilding, demine, and provide emergency food stocks for normal life to continue. There are rumors all over the netisphere that the status of Donesk and Lugansk will soon more formally change to Russian influence. We cannot speculate and will have to wait to see but what is clear is the de-nazification is in full progress.
Slow and methodical? But is it so? Take a look at today’s Russian Mod report and the sheer size of a complete demilitarization: https://t.me/mod_russia_en/1329
And then take a look at the latest map from Riafan.ru. We may have to say slow and methodical but another descriptor comes to mind: Slow, Methodical and Total.
I am reminded of a descriptor that Andrei Martyanov uses. He explains that the Russian way of warfare is netcentric where every moving part or incoming or outgoing is immediately visible to the complete planning network. As such, it can adapt as it goes. We do not have the luxury of this view.
Azovstal: There are reports (both from a LDNR commander and some panicked Ukie commander) that there has been a breakthrough into Azovstal. The leader of “Azov” said that the troops of Russia and the DPR broke through to “Azovstal” yesterday, there are heavy battles, and the situation is critical:
Here is the panicked Azov Commander: https://t.me/intelslava/27893
Azovstal is still being fiercely missiled and bombed, yet during daytime, humanitarian corridors are open. The siege (where no fly can enter or leave – Putin), has now reached deathly critical mass for whoever or whatever is hiding below. The militants are offering to exchange civilians for food and medicine and nobody will be allowed to leave, except in exchange. “Vyacheslav Volodin: 66.6 kg for a person’s life. As it became known, the militants in Azovstal offered to exchange civilians who were there for food and medicine. The indicated terms of the deal are fifteen hostages per ton of food, as well as medicines.” ” What will those who defended these freaks say now? ”
Finally, it appears that the Russian MoD has decided that any US/NATO aircraft which delivers weapons to the Ukraine will be considered as a “legitimate target” by the Russian military. We need more information here.
Use as open thread.
Compiled and commented by Amarynth
UPDATE: This is yesterday’s Readovka map. If you want to know how the maps advanced, please go and compare with Andrei’s (The Saker) updates from early March. Now please do not make too much of the maps. They are an indicator of what happened in the past, and surely not a crystal ball for the future. It is a visual ‘feel’ of where things stand and not an absolute. The Readovka maps are also designed to look spectacular.
I had this dream a couple of weeks ago where i saw Vladimir Putin talking (no idea to who).
He said the following 2 things:
“They are guided by artificial intelligence”.
“They even gave their nuclear codes to it!”.
Had me thinking all the time about it.
Would like to know what anyone thinks about the book “Behold a Pale Horse”, by the late William Cooper – served in the Office of Naval Security and Intelligence, among many other roles in the U.S. military. The worldwide “vaccine” mandates and other outrageous implementations have convinced me that the book is true. Lots of documentation in the book.
I have the book but never really read it
Also see his interview on YT if it is still up. VERY interesting by the way.
Thanks for the link on Bill Cooper. Never heard of him until today.
I read the book many years ago and liked it.
And then a few years after that watched a video about alternative thinkers and
one section had a cia (?) guy speaking on how his group fed Cooper a number
of fantastic stories: ‘he was a curious guy, we wanted to keep him engaged but
away from doing us any real damage’.
so, I don’t really know: wheels within wheels
They tried to discredit him
He was not shot for fun he knew lots of things
It’s a great read reference .I personally found how he described the controlled ‘free markets’ very enlightening and understandable. The comparison to basic electrical circuit theory and operation the logical format for explanations.
I have two copies of Behold A Pale Horse, one I got from him in person and one I got as a “lender”. I met Bill in Kansas City in the early 90’sat a “Patriots” conference and was invited to his corner booth table in the conference center’s restaurant several days in a row. It was Bill and his wife and toddler daughter, former Arizona Governor Evan Meachem, myself and one or two others. I am a wounded Nam grunt and dove into “real” history and ran across many like Bill. Actually, I don’t know that there are others like Bill as he exuded courage from every pore. During the 92′ Presidential election I was on an Indiana team trying to get Bo Gritz (Rambo) on the ballot. I set up TV and radio interviews for Bo and wrote many articles etc promoting him. In Bill’s book and in person he was wary of Bo’s allegiances. I think Bill had good instincts but was also subject to manipulation as we all are at times. He backpedaled on some of the UFO stuff as I think someone gave him info about that subject that concerned “national/world” security. That’s just my opinion. Bill was ahead of the curve time wise on many events that we now see. He also was able to tie in historical events and writings that seemed to have foretold where and how we got to this difficult point in human history. “The protocols of the Elders of Zion” seem to be one of those that may lend creedence to the saying “If you are catching flack, you are over the target”.
Bill was shot and killed (head shot) in front of his family outside his home in eastern Arizona in the Snowflake-Show Low area not long after 911. No co-incidence I’m sure.
“Do not spread the rumour, spread the truth. Document it. Prove it. Make it irrefutable and you two will become dangerous to those who admire us in lies and enslave us……in socialism” Around 49 min of the podcast. Absofu…..ckinglutely true!
Now if you really want to comprehend why we all have been going through the current nightmare in Ukraine, fast rewind backwards until the beginnings of the US. John Cabot (on behalf of the English king), Giovanni de Verrazzano (on behalf of the French king), Sebastian Cabot / “palma florida”, Walter Raleigh / Virginia..on behalf of the virgin Queen Elizabeth I….., Peter Minnewit (New Amsterdam/Manhattan for 60 Dutch guilder! 😊), Willem Krieft (West India Company…….he purchased Manhattan for 60 Dutch guilder, but sold for……………..400k guilder……….6666 money multiple…….how do you feel NYC bankers?! 😊), Jamestown, New Plymouth / Mayflower……. intolerance, prudery and hypocrisy (so called puritans who settled 6 north eastern states of the current US). Result? 8 million slaughtered Indians, 13 million slaughtered bisons, 60 million slaughtered beavers………but “whites” enjoyed Kentucky rifles, Colt pistols, Winchester machine guns and alike……so they conquered the North and South America, The Caribbean, Philippines, Levant and of course Europe (Germans took the hit twice and highly likely they are on a good path to experience it for the third time ……). Their first president, nomen omen Washington, son of the slave trader, illiterate until his death…….this is pure fact, not my judgement! ……The world’s first ever constitution adopted by 4-11% of the entire population (so called freeholders, ergo those who possessed land, slaves, whatever at the time………….). Democracy? You must be kidding me……. Burnt Capitol by Britons in 1814 (the only building saved was…………the Patent Office……….IP rights are always priceless especially if one can get them for free………. 😊 with all due respect who fought and died). Not so long ago they were bitching and moaning about “sedition” by the alleged insurgents on 6 January 2021…….
In short, William Cooper alluded to Illuminati, for everyone loving rap and the text…..
For true book lovers, especially interested in true world history, the absolute must read of the irreplaceable and inestimable Karlheinz Deschner. I am sure you will find the English and other language versions of this epic book. I look forward to times when instead of the so called history, children and students will only read his books………….
Last, but not least……..I believe everybody knows about the City of London “kindness, love of people’s happiness and generosity”. No point in suggesting anything. Suffice to read who “the gentleman” Cecil Rhodes was and how his views and his mission to make everybody “free and happy” ended up in tears. However, there is a third angle of the so called the Devil Triangle…………..another must read item. Enjoy!
He predicted 9 11
Died shortly after 🤔
This AI thing is also on my mind, i remember Putin saying 2017 AI will be very important if not decisive in the future. Here’s politico discussing the issue day before invasion/SMO.
I run into this report and i am curious, because it looks like looking for a scapegoat, but who knows.
“Back in early April, there were reports of the arrest of a major military commander of the RF Armed Forces – a spy for dill. This is Lieutenant General
Mikhail Zusko, commander of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District. His betrayal caused failure in the Nikolaev direction:
merged the positions of Russian units to the enemy. For this reason, the National Guard suffered huge losses, there were precise strikes on the positions of the RF Armed Forces.
When he was arrested, he tried to hang himself in his cell, but he was not allowed to do so.
Now he is sitting. He commanded – approved the advancement of the columns, the time of the course, the way, the stops, the cover, the composition. The 58th suffered heavy losses. Art and Grads were hitting the columns, knowing every second where they would stand.
Zusko is a Judas general.
Don’t post such garbage propaganda here. That news about the Russian general getting arrested is as true and credible as Russian generals getting killed in Ukraine. Politico is a cheap propaganda piece. Not a media website
The tell that he‘s a psyop:
Ljubomir is generally spelled in Latin issuing a J
My college roommate (50 years ago) was from Ukraine and spelled his name Lubomyr.
– That news about the Russian general getting arrested is as true and credible as Russian generals getting killed in Ukraine
It is confirmed here: https://www.rt.com/news/554997-us-ukraine-intelligence-generals/
Now you have a credibility problem.
I followed that link and it dosn’nt confirm anything, except that the US is providing satellite and other signals intelligence to Kiev, which kiev could not get otherwise..The article SPECIFICALLY states these military sources refused to confirm anything else, including any number of Russian officers (generals or any other persons) killed or captured as a result..No mention at all is made of a Russian officer being arrested. The fact of the US and NATO providing intelligence to kiev has been known since the early weeks of the war.Politico has published numerous false stories including he “ghost of kiev” and “snake island massacre” disinformation , not to mention Bucha and Kramatorsk false flag provocations as well as consistently taking a one sided and propagandistic editorial posture.
A fake story. Everybody can look it up and find it in a search machine. https://tsargrad.tv/news/rubit-v-kapustu-voenkor-vstupilsja-za-obolgannogo-ukraincami-russkogo-generala_542609
ZUSKO, Ukrop propaganda, I think:
I am not surprised one bit, having read in a thoroughly trustworthy publication in Spanish (La Voz del Culo) that hundreds of Russian generals have defected and that is one of the main reason why Russia is losing and the Ukrainian forces are advancing upon Moscow right now.
I didn’t post a translation of this on this site because I assumed everyone knew this already: But take my word for it: Ukraine is winning as sure as I am the best translator in any language you can name.
According to UK MSM Russia’s run out of ammo, armaments, missiles, troops, even fuel and is on its knees begging Zelensky to let them find some face-saving exit strategy.
Which means The Saker, MoA, Mr AM, Mr PE and all my go-to folks for the truth have hoodwinked me and I now feel obligated to apologise to all the folks I’ve referred to over the years as Idiots or Useful Idiots.
The only honourable thing for me to do is to toss a rope over a beam and hang myself. I’ll delay this final act upon watching Andrei Martyanov’s Thursday instalment, just in case there’s a last minute stay of execution.
The Game has rules dear Ariadna. And we must never forget we are guests.. I and many ended up in the trash for less .. Nonetheless, you are a breath of fresh air and we love your spark so continue swinging. We are most appreciative of your incisive wit. Just focus on the right target, or if it is an author, be more circumspect. I cannot count the number of times I bit my fingers at soem authors! And that deconstruction on April 23, 2022 at 12:57 pm EST, goodness. I am still bemused. Gonzalo Lira’s Psychoanalysis of Victoria Nuland came to mind.
Many years ago I had to assist in the OR on a vasectomy. Yours was a far more clinical and efficient procedure. But even then, apply a little more anesthesia in the future! Nobel Prize for comments indeed.
What Vlasovist fith,Court Martial then execution,wonder what the motivation was for his treason?
Thanks for narrating your dream.
“They are guided by artificial intelligence”. Artificial intelligence is essentially the Anti-Christ/Dajjaal – The Great Deceiver (as referred to in Islamic sources).
Russia is essentially fighting the forces of Dajjaal, namely the conglomeration of Gog and Magog that The Holy Qur’aan speaks about. It is of no surprise if Dajjaal also has access to the codes for the nuclear arsenals in possession by Dajjaal’s minions projecting tyrannical power from the (collective) West.
Gog and Magog is preparing for Dajjaal’s emergence in our dimension of space and time, where he will rule from the imposter state of Israel.
My sense is that Putin is aware of who/what he is fighting against and that’s the key thrust behind his intervention in the Ukraine. I also sense that Putin feels that he has Divine support for his cause which is key to his confidence on pursuing this endeavour.
Yes, not all AI is ‘demonic’, but SOME of it almost certainly is. The reason I say this is because apparently some of these AI, you ask them a question, it can be a very complex question like ‘What would a worldwide pandemic look like, on an hour by hour basis?” or “How do we forestall, prevent or win a civil war in America”, well these supercomputers/AI can give you a very detailed answer.
But they can’t tell you HOW they arrived at that answer. IOW a blackbox.
Now, historically, do demons have a reputation for telling the truth? Or rather, for always telling the truth? Or gaining your trust and then deceiving you? Demons would only be interested in death, pain, suffering, prolonging and escalating the conflict. What does that sound like to you?
Geordie rose can be found on yt. He had a few companies namely d wave. He was building ai to communicate to demons. Quite scary that this is direction of humanity. All part of the CERN gang of satanists. Antartica has a cern built there not many know off.
I just had the misfortune of following this link.
I designed my own basic AI’s and am across how more complicated AI is being developed. Nobody is developing AI to talk to demons unless by demons you mean ‘bad people’. An AI is nothing more than code and I’m still wondering if anything like human consciousness is even possible. The problem is, human consciousness just ‘popped up’ from evolution in the same way all survival optimizations occur. We can reasonably presume that most of the homo tree had some degree of this because we see ‘some degree’ of it in chimps and orangutans. The problem with ‘some degree’ is that its a big linear scale between human intelligence and an ant.
The benefits of consciousness are really only observable in humans only, while Orangutans can score more highly that many humans in IQ tests. What this means is that we have a hard time even working out what intelligence or consciousness even *is*. We make up a test, and a species or AI will score on the test. What did we prove? In particular with AI if we create a test, then designer can optimize towards that test as a benchmark just like once I studies how to score higher on an IQ test and got a 140, which I should have only scored a 120.
AI itself is just code interpreting data and just using learned success\failure reporting to work out what is ‘right and wrong’. So, we train the AI to essentially create really obscure ‘code’ which we used to just write directly (and not call it AI, just call it a script). Now we use the data to arrive at the same outcome.
Does anyone think code learning from data we classify as right and wrong vs code specifically written with right\wrong intent built in from the ground up will get us one step closer to the actual goal of these engineers?
That goal is independent thought, and nothing we’re doing right now(that I’m aware of) will arrive at that outcome. What we’re producing is nothing more than a simulation of what original thought looks like. Look at GPT-4 as an example. It can write text that ‘looks like’ test you or I would write. If we wrote it would would have a motivation to communicate our original idea’s. What’s GPT doing? It’s code processing data. We had code processing data in the 1960’s.
What we are calling ‘AI’ is nothing more than really complicated script that produce less predictable outcomes, less predictable because you would have to know all the data, and weighting matricies to correctly guess what the code will do, but, you can most certainly predict 100% of what the ~AI will do, with a symmetrical dataset. In fact, run two AI’s side by side and what the machine produce exactly the same outcomes, then try and suggest that it’s ‘independent thought’, and not just another machine following code.
Me : I’ve been a coder since I was 8, and have been professionally employed only in IT for over 30 years, and for 30 years we were just a few years away from ‘real AI’. I think the reason it never happened is all the researchers are doing is making code that’s data driven rather than using hard coded scripts.
If the AI becomes ‘evil’ it’s because it’s a block of coded fed crap data which we know will produce crap outcomes, and we will do that because it’s what we want the code to do. As always, the hearts of man is the source of evil.
I recommend reading Daniel Ellsberg’s “The Doomsday Machine”.
Ellsberg was famous in the early 70’s for being that generation’s Snowden, when he leaked “The Pentagon Papers” which showed that much of what the US military had told the American people about Vietnam was a lie. However, before he began that ‘internal history’ project for the Pentagon and RAND Corp, he had been a key adviser from RAND into the highest levels of the government on nuclear war planning and strategy. This book is him telling the tales of that time.
The whole bit about the ‘nuclear codes’ was a fiction in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. For one thing, many people below the President could order a nuclear attack. The movie Dr. Strangelove explains the official reasoning, which was that deterrence would not deter if you could kill the President and avoid an attack. So, the authority to launch got distributed down to the theater commanders. Who then used the same logic to distribute the authority down further. IIRC, Ellsberg interviewed an airbase commander a few miles from the DMZ in Korea who had the authority to launch a nuclear strike.
And, there was only one plan. … nuke every city in Russia and China. No matter what. And, everyone knew the codes because they never changed the combinations to the safes that held the codes and plans. So, after the first drill, everyone on the strategic bomber knew the combination to the safe and could read all the codes and the plan that was so secret that the Pentagon Generals refused to let President Eisenhower see it for security reasons.
So, at least in the past, there wasn’t really any ‘nuclear codes’ and the whole bit of someone following the President around with ‘nuclear football’ was a fiction. Some base commander named Col Jack Ripper could indeed have launched a nuclear war anytime they wanted to.
Given the heavy and historic infiltration of far-right ‘nazis’ into the American military, hearing that perhaps now an “A.I.” would have that control instead of Col Jack Ripper sounds like it might be a good thing.
Excellent info-however, now I am more worried…
– The whole bit about the ‘nuclear codes’ was a fiction in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s
– Given the heavy and historic infiltration of far-right ‘nazis’ into the American military, hearing that perhaps now an “A.I.” would have that control instead of Col Jack Ripper sounds like it might be a good thing.
“- far-right ‘nazis’
Using “far-right” without quotes and “nazis” with quotes. For gods sake, Prince Philip was a nazi, as well as George H. W. Bush. Then you are telling “A.I.” may be a good thing, like another Yuval Noah Harari.
You got me thinking about it too!
People are beginning to doubt the strategy of the Russian military with statement like:
Why are NATO aero planes still landing in the Ukraine?
Pro-Russia analysts has been a bit too biased about predicting a Russian victory in the cauldron.
If the Russian artillery was so effective over the last 2 weeks, it’s bizarre that we still see so little movements
So why is Russia so slow?
Remember that Russia only wants control of the Eastern and southern part of Ukraine, containing the Russian ethnic population of Ukraine. Russia don’t want the NAZI infected western Ukrainians to live in the future liberated Russian Zones, to cause terror attacks, when the Special Military operation is completed.
Ukraine is a huge country with an army of 200.000 Military men. In the whole south and east battlefields of Ukraine we are looking at a well dug in army with battle hardened soldiers.
There are thousands of Russian civilians still living inside the military Cauldrons of Ukraine, so what we are watching is military brain surgery conducted by the Russian Army,
Russia is aiming at saving the Civilians, their homes and business, and the public infrastructure, so the liberated areas can still functions, when the special Military operation is over.
Already, Russian managers are being brought in to towns and cities in Ukraine, to establish order via Policing, restoring electricity, water supply, Russian Television, and Internet. They are getting the cities cleaned up, rebuilding infrastructure where needed, and are providing food supply so normal life can return.
Russia would never start rebuilding Cities while a war is ongoing, unless they are 100% certain that the Ukrainian forces will never be able to attack these liberated areas again.
Why didn’t Russia stop weapons supply via train?
Russia is now destroying the transportation routes at which armament is brought to the front lines, by taking out a few bridges, train power stations, airstrips and roads.
Russia is thereby also closing the escape routes from the eastern Cauldron, which they have allowed to function as retreat route for the Ukrainian Army and civilian Bandera sympathizers leaving for western Ukraine.
In the last week Russia has been bombing Train power supply stations in Western Ukraine, from the Dnieper River in Central Ukraine to The Carpathian Mountains separating western Ukraine from Slovenia and Hungary. The only access for (NATO) supply via Train from Slovenia and Hungary to Beskidy in western Ukraine goes through the Beskidy tunnel.
The tunnel is an important part of the PAN European Corridors, and is constructed in 2018.
Why don’t Russia stop NATO supply via planes?
As most train transportation routes are being shut down in western Ukraine, NATO is now trying to supply western Ukraine via cargo planes.
However Russia has erected a de-facto no Fly Zone over all of Ukraine, and is now warning NATO Nations to shoot down any of NATO planes entering Ukrainian air space.
Thus resupply by NATO cargo planes will be like a suicide mission.
But for Russia to attack NATO forces or planes outside Ukraine territory and Airspace will mean WWIII.
Will Ukraine defeat Russia with help from NATO?
At the beginning of this conflict no western leader expected a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
European NATO Nations was suddenly exposed to be absolutely unprepared for war.
Thus for NATO Nations to bring its armament manufacturing up to full war production will take years.
In the meantime Russia has been destroying NATO weapons deliveries for the past 2 months.
Russia is actually drawing down NATOs inventory of WWII weapons, most of it bought (via the US lend & lease program) from former Warszawa pact Nations, including supplying Ukraine with stingers and Javelins.
Russia has so far only deployed approximately 10% of its military force.
If Russia is to deploy more troops, Putin must legally declare war with Ukraine in order to start mobilization.
Once the Ukrainian forces are facing defeat the only way for the west to continue it’s war with Russia is to involve NATO forces directly in the conflict.
That is why Russia still has most of its force’s on standby if a real war with NATO should erupt.
Is Russia doing it right?
The Russian tactics of slowly escalating the war, has secured support from the majority of the world population, against the NATO expansion and the NAZI atrocities committed in Ukraine.
This is not a Top Gun Movie of a 1,5 hours length.
If this was a total war between 2 Nations, Ukraine would have been removed from the world map by now.
What Russia has accomplished so far in Ukraine, is a school example of how military intervention should be conducted.
So seen from the perspective of a “special military operation” Russian is doing absolutely fine.
Well said, I would hope many would thoroughly read your analysis. But I fear many will ignore the rational
reasoning and facts, and go back to being brainwashed and hoodwinked by the Western media hysteria and narrative.
The never ending ‘ground-hog day’ movie, where one keeps re-living the same stories.
Russia is still in the destroy infrastructure phase, still static.
Thank you. Well said,
Just a minor issue: It is Slovakia, not Slovenia. Slovenia was a part of Yugoslavia (it is next to Italy); Slovakia part of Czechoslovakia (now Czechia and Slovakia)
Yes of cause, I meant Slovakia.
If that AI would be worth a grain of salt, first of all, it would demand the immediate incarceration of the western Elites – so it can only be a pile of rubble chumming out nonsense, sounding sweet to it’s owners ears – speeding up the completion of the Death Star and thus the Death Cult – nothing new under the sun really..Earth will shrug it off by sneezing a little bit…soon.
The question should be why have aeroplanes still been landing in the Ukraine?
Also I have seen no civilians say they were hostages of the the Ukros , and most seem to have gone to non-Russian controlled areas. I think it is safe to say the bulk of the released were not hostages at all but, family and friends of the Ukronazis.
other question why the enemy cilvilians receiving VIP treatment but civilians in Luhansk and Donezk death?
After almost 2 months special moral operation the hatress towards Russia by ukraine civilians has only increased.
plenty of questions: why Ukraine don’t stop oil and gas transit to EU, why Russia still deliver gas, oil and power to EU countries (incl most unfriendly Poland and Baltic states), why Putin stopped Azovstal storming (some make parallel with Hitler order to not attack retreating encircled armies at Dunkerque), etc
The Russians want the mercenaries at Azovstal alive for “interviews”. Either some high ranking NATO or Academi (former NATO?) people are in there and that has serious political and practical (exchange) value. Give them nothing and wait them out. They can cannibalize each other or surrender.
I forget who it was but I saw it on this site first. Trade for Assange! That would be the ultimate kick to the groin for both the UK and USA. Great idea
Why storm, if you can starve them out – pray tell me?
Don’t project your personal needs unto others.
If Ukraine stop deliveries to Europe, it risk losing both the pipeline, and the support of the neighboring countries.
Russian is as far as I understand still delivering gas already settled for. I believe there’s some deal up for renewal this month.
Because even the best army will be hindered if there is not adequate political will.
For those who say Russians are beaten and retreating obviously are not reading from actual battlefield sources.
Just get Telegram and sub to some channels.
They have to take their info from western media, and never click on a link on this site.
I can’t believe how lazy people are.
Why do you think of civilians as enemies, just because they are on the wrong side of a front-line? They have been staved , used as human shields and whexessive amount of propaganda. Some human relief will help them choose the right side if they ever doubted.
Listen to what the PoWs are telling
about forced conscription https://www.bitchute.com/video/9J6ijyKISY0k/
about refusing to kill civilians https://www.bitchute.com/video/3zsJFQYcylNx/
mass- surrender and calling home https://www.bitchute.com/video/bTdpfqLMuGsI/
Get the picture?
1 Metric Tonne divided by 15 is indeed 66.6kg (actually 66.666666recurring) but nonetheless is the Azov commander playing with the number from Revelation – along with hostages lives – here or just a wild coincidence?
Interesting. The six’s seem to be flying in all directions these days (evil parasites abound).
If you read the reports from March the Ukrainian army was supposedly near to collapse.
It’s clearly not the case .
The more this War last the more people from both sides are killed
Something is rotten in Russian strategy.
Switch around Russian & Ukrainian, and your statement is correct.
>Phase 3 will bring it all under control
Phase 2, 3, 4, 5…it’s almost like here in the US when everyone was telling us that Trump admin was playing 4, 5, 6D chess and people were going to go to jail for spying on a presidential campaign AND during his administration and yet here we are still waiting.
I wonder if these phases were made up by people here or if Russians themselves had sad something about it because people on this sight have been talking about “Phase 2” for several weeks, yet “Phase 2” hasn’t gotten underway.
I think I have read on here that the Donbass cauldron was surrounded and close to destruction – but back at the beginning of March.
Azovstal was also supposedly done and dusted about 2 months ago.
The maps have barely changed or even gone backwards in 2 months. Are we being lied to?
>The cauldon is under fire control
There are plenty of reports of artillery battles and missile strikes etc. Videos of Ukrainian soldiers surrendering. Could be propaganda but the Ukrainian side isn’t debunking them.
Don’t think we’re being lied to. Rather, that the Saker and other pro-Russia analysts in their bias have been a bit too enthusiastic about predicting a Russian victory in the cauldron. But as they themselves have admitted, nobody knows the real plans of the Russian leaders.
Wondering if russian “leaders” at all know their own “plan”. It looks more like a new way of creating a plan by try and error operations. But ok we re all armchair generals even many of us are former veterans with practical experiances from other but similar theaters.
Since WWII similar theatres have not been experienced by any NATO military.
The key word is “here”. Here is a lot of unfounded enthusiasm, which is not doing any good to Russia or the Russian cause. Truth is always always better.
About 8 days ago they said the food supply at Azovstal would be depleted in 9 days, yet there’s no sign of starvation or deprivation on the released “civilians” nor the captured Azovstal fighters. They are somewhat pressed for food and medicine as that is what they are wanting in exchange for the release of “civilians”. But why did so many civilians go down into Azovstal in the first place. Were they forced, captured and taken there, or did they go to shelter from Russian shelling.
I did notice, even on Russian videos, that most of the roofing of Azovstal was intact, so for all this bombing and attacking of Azovstal, it doesn’t look overall that smashed.
How fast can an army destroy 60,000 who are in trenches and in fortified positions, realistically? One mortar is not guaranteed to kill or disable one soldier. Neither one missile or one bullet. No one said the cauldron was close to destruction, but rather that once surrounded, there would be no chance for reinforcements or resupply.
Now, of course the cauldron never got completely closed, at least not yet.
Same thing with Azovstal. It was almost completely surrounded a few weeks back, yes. But it still contained upwards of 3000 soldiers at that point, in Cold War era bunkers. Rational minds assumed a surrender would arrive shortly. It hasn’t, and here we are. Refusing to surrender is not the same as ‘winning’, although Ukraine will try to pretend otherwise.
Azovstal is completely different it was made to withstand a nuclear blast and has massive tunnels, etc. You want to get them out of there. Start pumping water into it and flood the entire thing. As for trenches and fortified positions… Find them and carpet bomb them with bunker buster bombs. If the Americans can dig out goat herder terrorists dug deep in 18,000+ foot mountains, I would think this wouldn’t be that difficult for the might Russians.
—-“If the Americans can dig out goat herder terrorists dug deep in 18,000+ foot mountains, I would think this wouldn’t be that difficult for the might Russians.”
Lol. Things that only happen in blockbuster Hollywood movies is not reality. Please stop. With the comic book action hero nonsense
Wait are you saying that didn’t actually happen?
Azovstal was not made to withstand a nuclear blast. It is alleged certain underground chambers were, but not the complex itself.
More disinfo, please stop.
I’m not a military expert; however, I think the Russians are into mobile warfare (perhaps it’s the Mongol genes ;-)) rather than Verdun-style trench warfare. The bulk of the Ukraine army seems to have dug in in the Donbas. To dislodge them would have been very costly for both sides. Thus, it’s better to let them stew in the cauldron and wear them down little by little.
Yes, I’m starting to doubt as well; not entirelly, no doubt that the Russians have the upper hand, but how can the Donbass Azov fighters still have artillery and can blow an oil depot with the help of US GPS? If they have underground bunkers to hide their launchers, are the Russians unable to spot these tunnels with satellite imagery & the exhausts from the air shafts? I think the Americans can. Also if the Russian artillery was so effective over the last 2 weeks, it’s bizarre that we still see so little movements
It is strange. But I noticed on a Russian video on twitter which showed a bombing of a part of Azovstal, that most of the roofing was intact. So it seems these missile/bombing attacks on Azovstal are small.
The Avostal plant is surrounded and the Russians are waiting until they run out of food or surrender. Humanitarian corridors are allowed everyday. Now the bombing and the roof still intact is because some tried to break out of the plant and was hit with artillery.
The west used that to say, the Russians started to bomb the plant again.
I suggest not just reading MSM before you come on here, but much more everyday.
Above you: The Donbass is a huge area with thousands of Ukraine military heavily dug in, with lots of weapons. Everyday they are being bombarded with heavy artillery, drones and missiles, and being softened up.
At least since 2014, the USA and allies have been supplying Ukraine with weapons, entrenchments dug, guerilla warfare taught (hiding behind civilians) among other things. In fact in Syria and Afghanistan, these Ukrainians performed much better than NATO and the USA.
Springtime the ground is soft, but starting to dry out and sometime after May 9th a full attack on the Donbass will start, with a lot more firepower and troops.
I never realized how vast Ukraine is(2*Iraq), and armed to the hilt. How long did it take USA to occupy Iraq, after 3 weeks of relentless air bombing, before they even set foot on the ground. How soon you forget your butchery with embedded journalists giving you readymade stories of victories, where civilians never came into account
Well you have them embedded now in Lvov and Kviv, far away from the real truth, but telling the fools what to believe. It seems that Russia is not in a hurry and only some of us are.
U ve recognized a strategy?
It looks more like a try. and error event hidden behind the name phases
No plan survives first contact with the enemy.
No matter how overmatched an enemy is, if there are brave men there, they will find ways to seize the initiative, and score a victory, no matter how minor. In turn, this will need changes to the plan of attack. The ebb and flow of the war is to be expected, nut it is still that of a river, predominantly in one direction.
For those of us outside observers, expectant of a Russian victory, it’s frustrating. But we don’t see the true picture
What victory, when Russia is okay in funding & fueling the Financial Empire?
When a nation is conducting more than 50+% of its international trade in Empire’s private currencies, it is subservient to the Empire and its VASSAL.
It is unfortunate, China & Russia are okay in being Empire’s vassals, particularly when they make such press statements to show their subservience.
China and Russia have no plans to fully abandon dollar or euro in bilateral trade. Why make such declarations?
It’s obvious that there have been intelligence and military failures on the part of the Russians. It appears that the Russian intelligence apparatus misled the military leaders into believing that the Ukrainian military would fold fairly quickly after a show of force from Russia. There is no shame in admitting that a lot of mistakes have been made in the military operation that led to the deaths and capture of many Russian soldiers. In war, no plan survives contact with the enemy.
What’s wrong with using the word “leaders” here? I’m referring to Russia’s political and military leadership.
Where can I find the truth in this situation? We’re all relying on second-hand and third-hand sources.
There seems to be a lot of frustration here and I don’t understand why. Which Russian leader (political and military leader, ie Putin, Shoigu to spell it out for you) promised that the troops will be home by Christmas? Expectations of a quick victory were raised by analysts, as was Russia’s imminent defeat. When was the last war where a country the size of Ukraine was quickly defeated?
Perhaps the veterans who have fought in similar theatres, could enlighten me what is happening in Donbass right now? And why the Russians aren’t steamrolling over the Ukrainians as other countries have achieved in the recent past?
I don’t think that at all. Take the battle of Okinawa for instance, it took the 82 days to clear that Island. However, no one said “something is rotten in the strategy” or that Japan was winning.
I think most people were expecting that the Ukrainians would act like a more typical European power; that when a situation is strategically lost, you do the sensible thing and lay down your arms or negotiate. This looked to be happening in the first few weeks of the war, when the Ukrainians believed they actually had autonomy. But once the United States made it clear who was in charge, the Ukrainians are now essentially a free and expendable people that the United States can use to fight Russia to the “last Ukrainian”. How long that holds up I don’t know? During World War II, the allies fought bitterly among themselves about who was in charge (Eisenhower vs Montgomery) because the thought was that the opposing commander would be more likely to sacrifice the troops of the other nation. Any kind of alliance is tricky to manage. But if the Uke’s watch John Mearsheimer, he lays out what the end will look like: “a wrecked Ukraine”.
The biggest impact of Okinawa was on the American psyche, because they realized how many casualties might be incurred in an invasion of mainland Japan. The Russians seem to understand that and have reduced the calculus to minimize their own losses and maximize Ukrainian losses. And once the Ukrainians get clued into the American cannon fodder strategy, it will be very difficult to reconstitute an effective army.
I think we were all expecting a France 1940 and what we got was a Courland Pocket instead.
A few weeks ago I posted something similar about the Plan A phase (going in light to achieve surprise):
Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War
And so we still have not seen a Russia buildup/preparation phase. It look the United States more than three months to prepare for Desert Storm and Hitler the better part of a year to prepare for Barbarossa and as we are only 9 weeks into this, Russia is still in the assembly of forces stage. IMHO
Thank you, Rokossovsky, for your fantastic comment.
Reading back some of the above responses makes me think that some of the commentators are not showing their true colors, but just trying to demoralize and sow doubt in the minds of pro-Russian readers here.
That or they are suffering from Night Vision withdrawal symptoms (I know I am) and are freaking out due to a lack of updates.
Cheers. What happened to Night Visión?
Okinawa was a must win for the US and it acted accordingly: “General John R. Hodge had three divisions in the line, with the 96th in the middle and the 7th to the east, with each division holding a front of only about 1.5 mi (2.4 km). Hodge launched a new offensive on 19 April with a barrage of 324 guns, the largest ever in the Pacific Ocean Theater. Battleships, cruisers, and destroyers joined the bombardment, which was followed by 650 Navy and Marine planes attacking the Japanese positions with napalm, rockets, bombs, and machine guns.”
How does this compare to waiting 2 months to hit the critical supply bridges? Ukrs hit the bridges they had to in week 1. Also, those “undesirables” who needed to leave, left in the first few weeks.
There is a tendency here to think the current Russian leadership are the best decision makers. If that was the case, the Soviet Union would still exist (most of these folks just watched Yeltsin and company take over!). At any rate, the longer this goes on, the less likely the ultimate goal will be achieved. Keep in mind that without Odessa, the victory is in effect pyrrhic, as what remains of Ukr will eventually join NATO and the nuke missiles flight time will have been increased by an insignificant amount really. The anti Russian cultural, and economic projects will continue even more energetically. This has become a must win, and must wins need a must win plan and the will to implement without hesitation. Just saying :)
The UkroNazis would have surrendered a long time ago if it was not for their drug use which keeps them going like the Germans in WW2.
I think Russia had hoped for a “Crimea 2.0” situation but after 8 years of being brutalized by the Nazi controlled army of Ukraine nobody was willing to try it. So back to old school Russian tactics they go. Artillery and more artillery.
Propaganda has very short shelf-life in war when not backed up with territorial gains. Ukraine is now on its third wave of mobilization. Lots of grandpas surrendering.
I will give “rotten Russian strategy” some credence when I see a single blue arrow on the map materialize in a territorial gain.
At this point, every Ukrainian knows that people are getting their salaries and pensions paid in Kherson and Melitpol — while they are not. In this operation (it’s not a war for Russia), that is worth a thousand missiles.
66.6 kg food in exchange for a person’s life. Are they for real using a number associated with the devil? They are not hiding their demonic ways huh.
The synthetic intelligence running the west can’t but communicate using symbols and numerology. For it is a God of abstraction. Not life.
I wonder why destroying the Ukrainian airports and links (bridges, rail lines etc.) to the west was not an early priority. Re-supply from NATO would then have been all but impossible.
There are a few reasons I can think of:
*Deplete NATO’s stock of munitions
*Accumulate evidence of NATO’s conniving with Ukrainian nazis
*Build up the evidence to legally justify future Russian sanctions against NATO
*Provide valuable experience for intelligence, pilots, & long range missile crews
*Moral high ground, where Russia can show it did all it could to avoid striking civilian infrastructure
Get real folks. Ukraine is a huge country. The US, UK, and NATO were arming it to the teeth. What Russia has accomplished thus far is a tremendous feat and a tribute to the entire Russian nation. We are watching military surgery, something the US hasn’t had since Washington’s day.
The supply of weapons and training of the Nazi battalions in UK and USA has been going on for ten years. The training was done by US military on a former Wehrmacht base in Germany. Now they don’t hide it, it’s done in the open by UK and USA as well as Canada.
Other issues Rand Paul said in the Senate hearings, that USA government is world’s number one disinformation purveyor on the globe. He stated that the Senate spends most of their time dealing with finding the truth in the lies that the US government feeds its citizens.
EU is a Mafia organization managed by the grandchildren of former Nazis who spent 4 years destroying Ukraine and Russia, and Zelensky is partnering with them.
As for Lavrov, stating that Hitler had a Jewish genetic links is nothing new. Historians have debated this since WWII. One of Hitler’s genetic ancestors was a maid in a Jewish home. The homeowner had an affair with her, thus the connection.
That Jewish homeowner was a Rothschild
Hitler was Jewish, as were many in his inner circle.
See Hitler genealogy …. http://mileswmathis.com/hiller.pdf
Not to dispute the Jewish aspect, but in Jewish Law one is born Jewish only by maternal descent. Having Jewish father and a gentile mother does not establish “Jewishness”…of course as a practical matter…Brother Lavrov is precisely correct. And one must assume that the nazis followed their own prejudice and notions of expediency rather that Jewish legalism. Bella Fromm (Blood and Banquets) quotes the well-nourished Hermann G as saying to her in Berlin “Oh No! Frau Bella, you’ll be fine! I decide who is Jewish!” This describes the mentally delusional nazi nature.
They can say what they want. The real reason is so that Isaac would gret the inheretence, and not Ishmael, who was araham’s 1st son. It’s all about the inheretnce, baby !
– Jewish only by maternal descent
It does not really matter here.
Being an illegit child of a Rothschild matters here.
As Jeff Rense published – Hitler was always occupied by how to protect his Jews.
Yes indeed! You’re correct. As I wrote> ” the nazis followed their own prejudice and notions of expediency rather that Jewish legalism.” This exposes something important about nazis…they change reality to accommodate what they imagine is expedient. From the example we can see that nazis generally have the characteristic of delusion, schizophrenic. Examples of such behaviors are presented every evening on US and EU television. There, a man can go from “Jewish” (“bad”) to ” Übermensch” (good) and back again in blink of eye. Life in cartoon dream. Nazis, by character, ignore Law.
Thanks . Interesting Had seen some of this in other sources but not as well presented as what you have done?
Keeping those open for several weeks allowed millions of Ukrainians to flee the country.
Now they brought their corrupt culture to other nations in Western Europe.
Millions of mouths to feed. Mostly old, women, and children, so none of them are productive.
Think about that for a moment. Millions. Of. Mouths. To. Feed.
During a time when food and energy prices are skyrocketing.
Now Ukraine doesn’t have to feed and clothe any of those people, nor do the Russians have to worry about them being partisans or being killed in combat.
That is what you get out of NOT bombing the roads and railways for the first few weeks of this operation.
Now the NATO countries have to find a way to squeeze in millions of fellow European refugees while already straining to house and feed millions of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Who do you think they’ll be more sympathetic to having around for months or years?
Major destabilization of the NATO lapdogs.
Many commenters discuss the seeming inability of the Russian command, to halt resupply.
If the theory is correct that the Ukrainian forces are not as strong as they say, in numbers, why not let NATO disarm its home nations, by sending everything East ? Much is being destroyed upon arrival and much is not much use. A bit of Sun Tzu, “Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake”.
The Russian forces are sitting back watching and waiting, maybe even waiting to entrap whomsoever is emboldened enough to charge forth.
Their ( Ukie’s) masters don’t care about them, so they’ll encourage it.
Meanwhile panic is starting to emerge in USA over the inability to replace the weapons that politicians are throwing away. I read last week that it will be around 2027 before they completely restock with Javelins.
I saw the video of the leader of Azov . I’d shoot him for his smug face , supercilious attitude , and the fact he reminds me of Lurch from the Munsters.
How hard can it be down there if these guys are always clean , seemingly well -fed , and wearing unsoiled, pressed new uniforms? Are we even sure these videos are not fakes and filmed well away from Azovstal?
I agree–it’s probably filmed elsewhere: a propaganda soldier in a clean uniform.
Just a little question regarding Nightvision’s sitreps: have they been discontinued? Has the next on been delayed until “something important happens”? I appologize if this has been answered somewhere – maybe in another comment thread, I didn’t see any such answers. :)
I hope not. They are very valuable. Perhaps the author is waiting for more information before providing the next one?
I was thinking the same thing, maybe he’s taking time out?, lots of stuff has happened since the last one thats for sure , somethings not so good also.
Nightvision’s sitreps were extremely thorough. We all miss them. With the pace of information slowing down it is easy to become somewhat restless. We can safely assume that Russia will work the plan to completion. We need to remain patient and see how things progress.
i completely concur. i am also hoping that he is working on his next piece. nightvision if you are reading these—you are sorely missed. yes, amarayth & the saker’s elves do marvellous good work, bt your contribution esp. in these times are profoundly needed. you do good work. my sincere prayer is that you are well & will return very soon.
Nightvisions sitreps every second day have been very important for so many people, that it would be good to get some information, when the next sitrep is coming.
Some were very unflattering about NightVision’s writing on some other websites, said things like “its all just copy and paste”. Hope NightVision comes back, he always provided the best info.
Well, they can stop paying for his services if they feel copy & paste just isn’t good enough. /sarcasm
Not at all like the MSM, which gets their talking points fed to them daily and they have to spend several minutes retyping it with filler material and rearranging the sentences and breaking the order around a little so that it isn’t too obvious to the programmed zombies who consume the lies.
I’ll take copy & paste anytime if it is gathered from quality sources and translated into English.
If that is what Nightvision is doing, please keep doing it. It works, and is excellent.
One thing people who don’t write much fail to understand is that if it took up 10 minutes to read a report it probably took the author 10 hours to research and write it.
I expect Nightvision (and the Saker) are getting burned out with lack of sleep and need some time off. The Saker is taking that recovery time for some well earned R&R. Probably Nightvision is taking some time to catch up on his shut eye while things are relatively quiet on the eastern front with no spectacular advances or strikes.
It looks like the Russian army is in consolidation mode in the areas already liberated while setting up for the next serious offensive. We also don’t know what is going on behind the scenes with diplomacy.
Finally, it appears that the Russian MoD has decided that any US/NATO aircraft which delivers weapons to the Ukraine will be considered as a “legitimate target” by the Russian military.
This is analogous to an assistant hockey coach being interviewed at the start of the second period saying that they’ve decided to start forechecking.
Aye Kevin, there’s the rub. We don’t know what the MOD plan is.
The Ukraine is the theater. Moving the conflict outside the Ukraine is a major escalation. Why do that. As soon as Canada said, oh mon duh, ‘ve are running out of zee veapons’ Russia heard that loud and clear. Every NATO country said that.
Russia must have felt confident enough to let NATO bring ‘zee veapons’ into the backyard. They systematically have been destroying them for the past 2+ months. Russia knows, with supply chain issues, retooling and bringing armament manufacturing to a sustainable war level will take years.
Draw down NATO supplies…
Limit the locations they can be brought in (take out some bridge, rail lines, airstrips and roads.
The FUKUS NATO groups were rubbing their hands, mistaking Russian ‘generosity’ as stupidity.
Now with the rats in the barrel Russia is closing the rat routes they allowed to function. It’s also possible that any cargo planes were Ukrainian, if they have been destroyed, there is only NATO transport left, hence the warning….we will shot you down.
It’s put up or shut up time….
@sean the leprechaun
Very good points sir! Let NATO send in whatever they want and then blow up the warehouse as soon as it is off loaded. Even if Russia fails to interdict all of the supplies it is not possible to transport much of it to the Donbas region. Not being from the Ukraine it is easy to forget that it is a very large country.
While this go slow approach is somewhat frustrating after the fast tempo of phase one it is still getting the job done. Those bottled up troops in the Donbas are burning through their supplies. Maybe it is also allowing the Russian forces time to get rested up. Get in some R&R, fire up the grills and drink some beer.
Nato and the Americans need to start bleeding.
Yes I think it could have been a part of what Putin called to defeat NATO (Nazi Allianze Terror Organisation)Military Technological or something like that without escalating the war to a war between Russa and NATO
It is clear to anyone with a background in logistics that Russia is planning for a larger war – one that takes place outside of Ukraine – and that explains much of the hesitancy in-theatre. Irrespective of that hesitancy, Russia has showed itself as the dominant military on the planet – as it was in the Second World War – by its almost exclusive reliance on artilery forces in fighting the Donbas war. That fact will reverberate throughout the halls of NATO, as it is an indicator of things to come.
Uncanny comparison to Mohammad Ali’s Rumble In The Jungle, Kinshasa, Zaire (Now DRC ), 1974 – Rope A Dope.
Still George Foreman was undefeated, young, powerful while Ali well past his sell by date having had his licence revoked for his refusal to kill people he had no beef with, also US/NATO’s record of Wars – Played 17, L15, W 2 is woeful.
So Russia in fact are not just the lean and powerful here (Foreman), they’re also the master tacticians (Ali). They have the choice then of beating US to pulp, pounding away at their face and guts or going for the big punch/knockout.
Suspicious of the Orc in a Hole vid….thoughtful to place a white non descript background, just in case someone figures out where they are….ha ha. He looks rested clean and fed…..highly doubt he’s down there.
The Light behind him looks like Daylight so , so they seem ,or just him ,seem to be above ground, BBC News report also showed video that was from about 2-3 weeks ago of the Civilians apparently underground.
What will happen when Ukraine runs out of copium, the copium stops working or copium starts being rejected? I think that will be the true gamechanger.
good morning everyone
a un stoppable foce has met a un movable object .
as long as no one eliminates the decision centers totally and completely
the waste of this planet will continue.
this is relative of point of vew,
which side of the fence are you going to jump ?
remember you can’t block the the light
one candle is all you may need to dispel the darkness decending on us.
common sense will pravail
we must help each other as divided we all fail
may the divine spirit come into the hearts of curupted to show them the way to love, and share rateher than to take for one self.
my prayers go out to all of you
remember, there is good in all of us some have just forgotten
we were born free
time to make every one realize that .
“there is good in all of us some have just forgotten”
The negatives count on the naïveté of the inexperienced to promote the above statement.
By their works shall you know them.
Vyacheslav Volodin: 66.6 kg for a person’s life.
Note the number of the Beast 66,6. These people are lucifer worshippers from whom they receive the evil force they need and whose they execute the orders, through the lucifer worshippers top: the jewish Rothschild and his minions, the politicians of Usa/Nato countries.
Observations like this are, for the Jesus Christ traitors, and the stupid Western Goym “fantasies of religion maniacs”. Of course. Until crash against the wall of Christian Russia.
They should send them bottled holy water and see what happens.
(And Russia continues to do nothing about this)
U.S. Intelligence Is Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals, Officials Say
WASHINGTON — The United States has provided intelligence about Russian units that has allowed Ukrainians to target and kill many of the Russian generals who have died in action in the Ukraine war, according to senior American officials.
Ukrainian officials said they have killed approximately 12 generals on the front lines, a number that has astonished military analysts.
The targeting help is part of a classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine. That intelligence also includes anticipated Russian troop movements gleaned from recent American assessments of Moscow’s secret battle plan for the fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, the officials said. Officials declined to specify how many generals had been killed as a result of U.S. assistance.
The United States has focused on providing the location and other details about the Russian military’s mobile headquarters, which relocate frequently. Ukrainian officials have combined that geographic information with their own intelligence — including intercepted communications that alert the Ukrainian military to the presence of senior Russian officers — to conduct artillery strikes and other attacks that have killed Russian officers.
U.S. Intelligence Is Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals, Officials Say
Here’s why I think it’s mostly if not all total bs meant to manipulate the masses. Firstly, if true what’s the purpose of revealing this?? But a bigger reason to be suspicious of it is that for over two years during the Russiagate episode The New York Times ran story after story with outlandish claims but citing inside intelligence sources which were corroborated by multiple sources. Same with Laptop-gate. The NYT even won a Pulitzer Prize for the reporting. Now 4 years on we know every word of it was lies (to borrow from Mary McCarthy, “including the ‘and’ and the ‘the’”).
Another reason to question this. If a large number of high ranking military leaders are being killed with US assistance then that would in turn put US military leaders at risk of retaliation. With all of the foreign US bases they are exposed.
The part of US intelligence guiding various if not all Ukrainian “successes” would be obvious by now.
If the generals are really dead, it won’t be news either for any party with access to the intelligence.
The reason to still broadcast this, for the US/NATO psyops, would be that, if true, this will never be admitted by Russian MoD. And even if not true, it will still look bad and humiliating in some way. Win-win!
There are good reasons to believe it’s at least in part factual. It would be too easy to make a laughing stock of the U.S. by showing the generals. All but one case that never happened. Complex communication of major tactical and strategic plans (or changes) are usually not done just by voice or video links. One has to go in.
Another reason to think that the rumor is true: without any factual base, it won’t have much effect. The message is for those who need it to hear. Again, no secret Americans would provide such coordination, if it would happen. The message is more powerful if it did happen. For those targeted, to make sure they understand.
The brilliant McCarthy against the lies perpetrated by Lillian Hellman in her bullshitty quasi-autobiography “Pentimento”.
A line from Gladiator came to mind after hearing the recent American attempts to provoke Russia into broadening the war: “Your time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end, Highness.”
Your first mistake is reading anything from the western MSM. Or anything posted by the Ukrainian government. Ukraine says it’s killed 12 general’s. Come on man….
In reality, and reality is coming really fast to the west, well as they say, reality is a bitch. The west can keep feeding the masses PR bullcrap but sooner or later they won’t be able to hide the fact that there NATO trained army, supplied with the newest gadgets got smoked. And here’s where I see it getting really dangerous.
It’s been reported that Russia has only used approximately 10% of it’s military. Why not roll in with a massive force and all the latest military equipment. Russia has only fired a few of the new hypersonic missiles. Why, I believe that Russia understands that once the Ukrainian force’s are basically destroyed the only way for the west to continue with it’s mad quest to destroy Russia is to involve NATO directly into the conflict. Russian has most of it’s force’s waiting for the real war which is just around the corner. Question is can it remain conventional weapons and not go to the nuclear threshold. Dangerous times ahead.
If 12 generals were not killed and its all propaganda, all it would take to embarrass the West would be a video of just one of those generals still alive today. It would also serve to boost the moral of the Russian soldiers as I’m sure they are seeing/hearing the same things. If I was a soldier and I was hearing 12 general have been killed, I’d seriously question what the heck we were doing.
But where do you know from, that Russian soldiers have not already assured, that their generals are alive?
There’s no need to engage mass media to send message to involved.
If you were a soldier and you were reading the enemy’s propaganda with no proof whatsoever, I’d question what the heck you’d be doing…
Sorry, MSM BS is too much. Are you getting news from MSN? Come on, give me a break. The BS stamps are phrases like “according to senior American officials”… Please, let’s stop wasting time and space here.
“If 12 generals were not killed and its all propaganda, all it would take to embarrass the West would be a video of just one of those generals still alive today. It would also serve to boost the moral of the Russian soldiers as I’m sure they are seeing/hearing the same things. If I was a soldier and I was hearing 12 general have been killed, I’d seriously question what the heck we were doing.”
I don’t know who you are save to surmise that you can think logically because your proposition is very accurate and spot on that makes sense. If 12 Russian generals were killed in just of over sixty days meaning averagely for every 5 days a general was killed then that is a national disaster.
Is there a list of names, of these Generals that are alleged to have been killed?
It’s more. They could make videos of all the Russian generals, showing them where they are now and what they’re doing… Nice try.
(I’m being sarcastic, for the alternative thinkers, as El Saker says)
Bingo. That is exactly what Russia anticipates.
The existing energy contracts with the West expire at the end of the year. What happens when they do?
Russia has not restricted sensitive exports yet. What happens when it does?
Russia has not seized any Western assets yet. What happens when it does?
There have not been any Russia ground offensives east of the Dnieper yet. What happens when there is?
Russia has not occupied lower Odessa region near Romania yet. What happens when it does?
Serbia has not yet been cut off from Russian energy supplies. What happens when it is?
There is a reason you haven’t seen much in the way of air power from the Russians yet, and it isn’t for lack of spare parts . . .
More US government BS. These people are trained liars.
Are you aware that the US govt established a separate ministry to spread disinformation?
During the Terror Wars, we knew as a fact that the ‘retired generals’ on American corporate television were all briefed and prompted by the Pentagon. The Pentagon would tell them what to say each day, then they’d head out to their TV studios to say what the Pentagon wanted.
So, we’ve known since this leaked in the first decade of this century not to trust either the ‘retired generals’ who are on TV, nor the corporate TV channels that willingly participate in this charade and who don’t even provide a differing voice to the Pentagon sock puppets.
And, it goes back further. During the bit of openness in America in the post-Vietnam/Watergate 1970’s, there were congressional committees who had uncovered that many of the top American journalists and columnists (the opinion makers of that era) were all on the CIA payroll. So, for a very long time, back to WW2 and the origins of the American Deep State, what the citizens have been told about American policy has been an orchestrated lie. Remember the Gulf of Tonkin, and especially that it did not really occur.
Also, if you listen to what the American military says, they have been talking about ‘controlling the information war’ for a long, long time. Remember, this is the military who (mistakenly) believed that they were winning Vietnam before the ‘traitors’ in the democracy back home ruined everything for them. Ever since Vietnam, to make sure that does not happen again has obviously been a top priority for them.
I’m sorry but when USA Media was reporting about how Russians were being slaughtered at the beginning and column being decimated with artillery, I heard the exact same thing that this was propaganda and not true.
Well, turned out it was totally TRUE so I ask questions and point out issues.
We had been told that Babushka was safe and in Russia and would appear at the May 9th event and now we find out she’s being held by Ukronazis and her house flattened.
So let’s not say it’s all propaganda!
A broken clock is correct twice a day…
From time to time, the western media may slip something true, but 99% of the rest is pure propaganda with the very goal of confusing those who read it. And even those 1% are not essential to the final victory.
Again, let’s not waste time and space here with MSM BS. There are other sites on the net, if you really need to do that.
I thought this was an open thread to debate and discuss issues of what is going on. We aren’t all Russian cheerleaders. We see things, we hear things and we try logical to decipher them and question that information.
Here’s the latest from the
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
High-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed aviation equipment at the Kanatovo military airfield near Kirovograd, 1 large ammunition depot in Nikolaev and 1 fuel storage facility for Ukrainian military equipment near Zhovtnevoe, Nikolaev Region.
In addition, the forward command post of the 17th Separate Tank Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 4 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, as well as 2 depots of military equipment at a military airfield near Kramatorsk have been hit.
Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 93 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration.
Missile troops have hit 2 AFU command posts, 1 artillery battery at a firing position, as well as 2 launchers and 1 transport and loading vehicle of Tochka-U tactical missile system during the night.
Artillery units have hit 32 command posts, 5 ammunition depots, 403 strongholds, areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, and 51 Ukrainian artillery positions.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of up to 600 nationalists, as well as 61 units of weapons and military equipment.
Russian air defence means have shot down 3 Ukrainian aircraft in the air: 1 Su-24 near Zmeiniy Island, 1 Su-27 near Ingulets, Kherson Region, and 1 Su-25 near Koshevoe, Dnepropetrovsk Region.
In addition, 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down overnight near Verbovka, Velykaya Kamyshevakha, Brazhkovka, Veseloe, Peremoga, Bolshie Prokhody in Kharkov Region, Barvinok in Kherson Region, Avdeevka, Dolya, Kamenka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Severodonetsk in Lugansk People’s Republic, including 1 Bayraktar-TB2 near Zmeiniy Island.
In addition, 2 Smerch multiple-launch rockets have been shot down in the air near Tarasovka and Vasilievka.
In total, 149 aircraft and 112 helicopters, 726 unmanned aerial vehicles, 288 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,834 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 325 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,306 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,646 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.
The 17th Tank Brigade is HQ’d in Kryvyi Rih. This is a critical node for supply of the Eastern Front. Seems this Amoured Brigade either moved to the front or is being further wound down by the Allies.
The Allies made some interesting thrusts in the beginning of the war towards Kryvyi Rih. I do not know if these were feints to pin the 17th in Kryvyi Rih or if the Allies were prevented from liberting Kryvyi Rih by the 17th.
Kiev only has 2 Tank Brigades (plus 4 in reserve). So removing the 17th from Kiev’s OOB is a significant objective.
“1 Su-24 near Zmeiniy Island, 1 Su-27 near Ingulets, Kherson Region, and 1 Su-25 near Koshevoe, Dnepropetrovsk Region”
This is just more proof that the Ukrainian air force was not mostly destroyed as reports here were saying in the first several days. We were very mislead by over exaggeration and optimistic reports. That almost 2 months later they are still flying fighter planes, and despite at least 1 or 2 being shot down most every day, shows that Ukraine had well over 100 left. So the Ukranian air force still exists.
I felt the need to comment on the rate of progress of the RF and allies
some seem to think it is slow or that it should be quicker. some are rather critical.
I am of the opposite view and I will explain why.
I would point you as a comparison to the D Day landings of the allied forces in world war 2
This was seen as an amazing achievement and it was. The allies used psyops very well and led the Nazis to believe that the invasion was not going to be Normandy so the bulk of the Nazi forces and panza divisions were not in Normandy.
They only had 40,000 average troops which were very well dug in and well armed
On day one the allies landed just over 125,000 troops of which 25,000 were killed on day one and then in total over the next few months 1,500,000 landed on the beaches of Normandy with all the equipment.
It took the allied forces just under 3 months (3 days under) just to get out of Normandy which was an amazing achievement when fighting a well dug in force
Normandy is 30,000 Km2
Now if we look at the current conflict across the whole south and east battlefields of Ukraine we are looking at a well dug in army which a large majority are battle hardened and fighting for their homeland as they see it, of probably in excess of 150,000 over an area 3 times the size of Normandy.
In that context the speed with which the RF and allies are making progress is amazing and has rewritten the tactics manual moving forward
Yes some mistakes have been made and changes in tactics introduced as you would expect and the initial intelligence was not great but for the losses that have been incurred and the ground liberated it is a magnificent feat and in my view this will start speeding up exponentially in the coming weeks.
They have built up the tempo and reacted as necessary knowing that for a large part of Ukraine anything they destroy they will have to rebuild
The tactics of building up the pace have also kept the majority of the world (about 80%) on their side
As an ex military person I am in complete awe
Slow, methodical and clinical is exactly the correct way to do this and also bear in mind they are clearing over 100 cites in the process so don’t burn anyone out
Just my thoughts and a personal view
That seems reasonable. MSM has to scratch through the Ukrainian ‘news’ feeds to find individual Russian faults and clickbait, which will of course exist. But they can’t accurately report the broader context without angry repercussions from their state sponsors and owners. The results of the conflict would be inevitable if it weren’t for chaotic factors like potential incursions by other NATO states. But I wanted to point specifically to a major lesson learned by Russia as it moved from phase I strategic recon and rapid redeployment, to phase II hardened ground offensive, and that is the work on engaging with local villages and communities to rebuild infrastructure and security. News of these small events repeated across Donbass leak out to the rest of the country and will inevitably do more to disrupt the Banderite defence than blunt force trauma. Military force is the catalyst, but this is the game changer.
Thank you for that, Big Stevey G.
This is of course what all military competent people are telling us, that the book is being rewritten and most are in complete awe!
What leaves me in complete awe is that reconstruction is taking place as part of war and civilian life is being re-established. Have you ever seen that?
You are completely correct amarynth
Nothing anywhere near the scale of this conflict has happened in the modern world. We are literally living through history being made and to fight at this scale on a battleground this large with a full logistics department coming in after you fixing bridges and electric and lighting is amazing and on top of that they are systematically placing liberated areas on the Russian public and private infrastructure including the ruble is something I don’t think any other nation is even capable of planning never mind actually implementing in a war zone.
When this is finished no one will ever underestimate Russia again
I am an old service man who was in the British Army in the early 80’s and we were taught to not underestimate the Russian army and to fully respect them. My view is that they are now far superior to the one of the 80’s and I despair the current hatred.
It is a sad world that we currently live and time for a truly multipolar world and some balance again
“Implementing a war zone”……..well, how many modern war SMOs have been against a neighbour? Could the US take Mexico, Canada, Pananma? How about England reconquers Scotland over secession, shipping boat loads of Paddys in to displace the locals. Spain and the Basque…there are no peer engagements similar to the SMO in the Ukraine so comparisons are moot at best.
Just take EW as an example………when enemy comms, never mind control of UAVs, still function…….it kind of makes a mockery of all those EW blinded ships planes and drones we heard about. Mindless fantasy? Russia knows the nodes of communication, big write up at Cassad (maybe Anna) on the structure; you know the structure, and it still functions……let me quote and oft misunderstood bloggger….”hmmmmm”.
Nothing like this has ever been witnessed. This is not an operation run by drooling psychopaths to feed the media frenzy of their sycophantic publicity whores. This is an operation run by human beings with human outcomes in mind, and some of those intentions extend into the decades to come – when the local populations will not be obsessed by vendettas installed into their children’s minds by “educational material” provided by the Ministry of Propaganda. The people will remember the rebuilding of infrastructure, the food and medicine, the paying of pensions and the simultaneous recreation of normal life while a military operation yet raged only 100km away. This is miraculous.
When an Evil Empire wages war, you all know what that looks like. It is a hell of savage destruction and indiscriminate murder of civilian populations. The larger the numbers of dead, the more children slaughtered the better! The suffering is like food to these psychopaths. Then the “humanitarian” companies of the conquerors arrive to swallow up all the contracts for re-construction, and the rape and pillage of the land’s resources begins. It is an old story.
We are living through an historic shift of epic proportions. Clutching at straws buried like needles in haystacks of delusion will not explain the scope of the special military operation any more than it will predict the fine details of the geopolitical realities now taking shape. We may guess at much while guided by the likes of Hudson and Glazyev, but all we can really say for sure is that the Hegemon is Dead, and the sovereignty of nations is being resurrected in some new form.
It reminds me of the larvae of an insect, which first eliminate the diseased tissue of the host and then secrete substances so that the rest of the body recovers healthily…
(those are true allies)
In WWII the Germans got things running quickly in the land they occupied, efficiently but for exploitation purposes.
Deutsche Welle video report – Meet the Foreign Fighters joining the Ukrainian Legion (in english). Interviews with 4-5 volunteers. Rather tragic.
Thanks for posting. These are people who are hell bent on suicide. They are a liability and get others killed.
If you are in a combat unit, you do not want these people.
Consortium News appears not to be on-air at the moment. It would suggest that the article on the Odessa massacre upset the Powers-That-Be – in my humble opinion. Anyone got any information?
They reported via their Twitter feed that it’s back up. I can reach it now…
What has happened to Nightvision”s reports? Looked forward to these daily detailed updates.
The borderland 404 is this year passing 50 % MORE gas from Russia to the European Union. Subsequently, them Rooskies are making windfall profits on the higher volumes and higher priced gas the Nutzis are pumping through the thousands of miles of unprotected pipelines.
Yet, the Ashkenazi have forbidden the low level Nazis from doing anything that might disrupt the Rooskie cash-cow. The Ashkenazi beg the European Union to stop using Rooskie energy exports, yet the Ashkenazi could stop the supply of that very same energy export any time they like.
They were ORDERED by their owners (NATO/USSA/EUSSR) not to because they would lose 100% of European support in under a week if gas was cut off in a major way.
A Ukrainian reporter and MSM celebrate this loss, but I think this tank is supposed to be the most advanced tank there is (just not indestructible). It.is able to tolerate a lot of shelling and it may be that the crew survived its loss. It looks like this might have happened, with all the earth around it scorched.
Admiral Kirby uses the term “incompetence.” This term was not used in WWII – publicly – by the Russians nor by the Germans. I read German accounts like that of General von Manstein and Hans-Ulrich Rudel. Pilot Rudel used deprecatory words for the Russians (“the Ivans”) but never “incompetence”; quite a few others wrote their memoirs without using this term; it’s more like a business term for a bad performance.
Is there anyone who can confirm that it is a T-90M Proryv-3 ? Smoldering white smoke, bizarre…
That picture is a bit suspect. If it really were a T90M, then they would show pictures from many sides and I’m sure they would gleefully tell the whole story and certainly try to show dead or captured crew. None of that, so?
No armor is invulnerable, but the Ukrainans have made so many false claims already and they love to photoshop…it’s not convincing.
@Anton: Here is what I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7z5AAuNJMk A drone footage of an unknown tank that is destroyed – we don’t know where – and the same picture of this journalist with the ‘tank’ far behind. Samething with other videos. As you said, it is strange that he didn’t pose near the tank or circled around proudly to produce a video.
The problem with consuming Western / US media is that it will take you days or weeks to fact check and verify anything they publish. And in most instances, you will discover the initial story was not true. Thus they set you up with the task of having to go through bushels of horse manure to find one nugget of truth (if the nugget exists at all). And the time wastage is tremendous, as they can publish false stories at a faster rate than they can be debunked.
After grappling with that for many years, and eating a lot of horse manure, I now just assume whatever the MSM reports is false (the odds are it is) and treat it as a curiosity, until I see it verified by reputable sources (who will lose their reputations and subscribers if they publish false information). Any media outlet that published the Ghost of Kiev or the Snake Island defenders stories, for example, I would immediately put in the “assume false” category.
That is the best we can do in this media era. IMHO
PS: And you have to remember that TPTB don’t consider a citizen farmer in Iowa worthy of the truth. Western media consumers are just pawns in the greater game, as are the troops they ditched in Mariupol.
As Michael Hudson responded to Katie Halpern’s question about how long the Ukraine military operation will take:
“The military fighting is not going to end this year or next year. It’s going to take at least 30 years. And it will end probably with a split between Europe and the West on the one hand and Eurasia on the other hand, with more and more of Africa and South America linking itself to the Eurasian economy as Europe and the American economies shrink.“
So what we have is an existential battle to the point that one side is withered, totally defeated, and croaks. Massive geopolitical tectonic plates are slowly grinding and shifting. Let’s not be too eager for the latest sitrep or colored map. As Saker said, “Time to give time to time.” Think about it; which side do you think will win?
Paciencia y fe!
Those who answer your question wrongly will need to begin to know themselves…those who get it right already know them.
Keyboard Kommander NSA here. Is this a war or kabuki theater? Why is the west ukie power grid still functioning? Take out all the major substations. No modern society functions in the dark….no lighting, no communications, no internet, no transportation, no anything. The result is chaos, then eventual capitulation. The template is the 2003 Iraq Attack. The Baghdad power grid was taken out the first day by striking the major substations. And why are the timid Rooskies still supplying electricity to the power grids of their baltic state enemies. Throw the switch. Let them live in the dark also. The Russian Federation sits on 1/4 to 1/3 of the world’s resources….if they can hold onto it.
The USSA instigated wars: Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan to name a few — how did they work out?
Why haven’t they taken out the Starlink satellites?! There’s a video of an American Mercenary thanking Elon Musk!
It just doesn’t make any sense.
I think it does make sense>
Electromagnetic illumination of space enhances passive radar, radio traffic gives intel, grid benefits the people who are being rescued, NPS are Much Safer with offsite power. See also https://youtu.be/jRicZc-cZ0I so far the “war” has been going for 70+ years, another 30 sounds about right! USSR fought these same nazis starting 1945, even as Dark Force fed money and gun to nazi bandits.
This too > https://epdf.pub/us-intelligence-and-the-nazisa76ac99db4c114888a42ac9045fe071682895.html
Supersexy invisible F35 flying restaurant tracked by passive radar> https://www.c4isrnet.com/intel-geoint/sensors/2019/09/30/stealthy-no-more-a-german-radar-vendor-says-it-tracked-the-f-35-jet-in-2018-from-a-pony-farm/
Exactly. Why use EW if it prevents your enemy from using its assets? At some points in a campaign suddenly deploying EW will be v effective. At other times, when you have set the trap, turn it off and wipe out the UAVs as they are deployed. Then ensure they cannot be re-supplied. It looks to me as if this is what RF is doing..
Once they do this they create a flood of refugees to the east, a flood the Poles cannot cope with, and thus create a dynamic where NATO must enter Ruthenia to establish refugee centers. So timing becomes a major factor. Likely closer to the end of the year, when the energy contracts expire and Europe is at its weakest.
Do you know how many ethnic Russians live in the Baltic states?
It is a good reason not to switch off the power. These people were stripped of their citizenship and politically abused.
They will support Russia when the time comes if treated respectfully.
The baltic countryside is typically ethnic Russian. The cities are more aligned with NATO. Cities do not do very well if the farmers stop delivering food in times of siege.
The Nazis know it but keep provoking. There is something bigger afoot.
Iraq wasn’t pacified, and it is still occupied. Following any US plan is a recipe for disaster.
It’s one thing to bomb a country back to the stong age when it is 6,000 miles away. It is another thing entirely when the country is on your border and has a large population that is ethnically and culturally related. Russia wants stable, reliable countries on their borders.
The only thing the U$A is good at is making enemies.
I think most people unfortunately, even who are regularly on this blog – are spending way too much precious time reading and entertaining MSM and western news outlets on a daily bases.
Any sense of reasoning is futile, regardless of how much evidence you provide to disprove the lies, the machine just keeps turning the mill – until the ‘observer’ whole hardheartedly turns her/his mind away from the western media will the truth be revealed. Until than, arguing fiction over facts makes no difference.
The MSM information is very informative anyway and is part of the information battle that should not exist but exists. I would go so far as to say that you don’t really know what is happening unless you read the MSM too. There are two sides to the conflict. You want to see what is happening in both sides. In my case, I unsubscribed from the NYT a year ago because of their sad coverage which was too guessable (‘sad’ because once upon a time it was a great newspaper), but I rushed to resubscribe when the Russia-Ukraine war began. So, I get from them what I want to know, which only MSM can give to me – their side of the story.
It’s not mainstream media, it is corporate media owned by a handful of conglomerates. At this point anything that comes out of them is the opposite of truth.
the Bomber Gap
the Missile Gap
Gulf of Tonkin
WMDs in Iraq
WMDs in Syria
Iran’s nuclear program
Saddam behind 9/11
Hunter Biden’s laptop
Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide
The Ghost of Kiev
Russia running out of fuel and ammo
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. How anyone can believe anything western media pukes out is beyond me.
Iraq is a puppet of U.S. U.S. used Iraq to help with the Syria war. ISIS started in Iraq. They were taking over Iraqi weapons depots and Iraqis say their army was ordered NOT to intervene. Then ISIS used these weapons to invade and take over a lot of Syria. After they took over the desert regions and were stalled by the Syrian army, then U.S. cooked up an excuse to intervene by staging these “beheading” in front of a green screen. All the “beheaded” were military or military propagandists/journalists.
After that U.S. entered Syria and controls key parts of it. It keeps Syria’s oilfields and agricultural land from the Syrian government, so Syria can’t use the revenue to rebuild.
This shows that even if U.S. invasion and occupations look like disaster, it is still keeping these countries ruined and oppressed and is using them for its designs.
I also suspect the Afghanistan fall was done as an excuse to free up the military for the Ukraine war, that it was made to look like a disaster purposely to have an excuse to bring 100s of thousands of Afghans to Europe and the U.S.
There’s reports now of giving the Afghan “refugees” U.S. citizenship – that they will not have to go through the usual procedures and qualifications, tests, etc. but will be just given it by the government.
I have to say it somewhere so I will say it here. Biden is despicable
I sleep like a baby knowing two systems that not even 6 months ago tried to enforce masks, injection mandates and lockdowns on myself and my family are fighting each other to the death. 😊
Putin ended the pandemic overnight. Whole world was struggling with pandemic for two years and could not do much about it. Now all these Covid idiots from MSM became war experts ;o)
No he didn’t, and what the whole world suffered from was and still is tyrannical “leadership;” in many countries, Russia included, everything continues apace, including mandatory masking, injections and the 4th ind. revolution.
I rely on this site for intelligent dialogue. Please do not post tosh. Putin is highly competent, but he is not omnipotent.
If Putin is “highly competent” why are slavs killing slavs and why is the Russian central bank run by a financial terrorist.
Slavs are killing nazis.
Your ‘financial terrorist’ is doing amazingly well with the Ruble. So, these are your accusations – not necessarily anyone else’s.
These types of accusations based on nothing are getting tiresome. And the ones spreading FUD are even more tiresome. The ones spreading western propaganda are of course possibly trolls and of no value to a site like this.
One thing this conflict has made crystal clear to me, is that we the little people need an internet resource where we gather together and figure out how to break the machines and systems of oppression. Even gluing up a lock can bugger up a big operation, if there are enough people out there waiting for their moment and motivated to push back a bit.
Here in the U.K. we managed to get the speed-camera cash harvesting campaign halted, when we started burning the cameras, and a guy shut down a vaccination station (not saying that was good or bad, merely that he was successfull) by gluing up the front door lock every night.
We are NOT “powerless to resist” like the craven would have us believe, but we do need to start thinking a bit higher, and replacing bricks and petrol bombs with intelligently applied epoxy, builders foam, sand and tiny ball-bearings.
This is asymmetric war, where a clever and sinister few are trying to control or eliminate the many, we MUST NOT fight back as they intend or expect.
Imagine if you will, if all those Ukrainian citizens who’s military had embedded themselves amongst ,had had the widespread idea that if you can fill that huge exhaust with builders foam, the tank is going nowhere? IF you empty a couple of bags of those hard balls they use in planting pots into your hallway floor, it slows the bloody soldiers up, and they are more likely to pick an easier house to nest in.
We need a website, not to cause trouble but just to give the little people a bit of pushback when they need to. Currently we have two armies and a common sent of victims, US CIVILIANS. It’s about time we allowed ourselves the luxury of publically figuring out how to push back against “evil power” ourselves, using commonly available household objects, and not being so damn easy to push around… I think I’ve figured out how to make C4 largely out of cat piss…
Either we the public arm ourselves to a man with the “forbidden knowledge” or we ask our glorious leaders nicely to draw up a form of war where we and our homes don’t get to be collateral damage…
Unfortunately the internet is part of the machine so that will be the first thing to disappear. You cannot be online and expect not to be targeted by the machine. That is just a fact. If the internet survives at all it will be in decentralized form.
“net is almost entirely routed via undersea cable. In real war these cables, it must be assumed, will not function. It may be reasonably assumed that in real war global traffic will be near zero due to bandwidth being limited to, more or less, radio, possibly only HF – if satellites go away. The effective reality would be zero connection past horizon, maybe propaganda broadcasts of dubious truthiness, like bbc, etc
In 2007 the European settlers in occupied Palestine were going to “mow the lawn” and attack the Gaza Strip.
At least 2 Yids who had access to bases poured soap powder into the bulk fuel storage tanks that were to supply the vehicles.
The fuel got “jelly”, clogged up many fuel filters and the whole lawn mowing was called off.
Where IS Nightvision???
Not only his sitreps BUT he stopped commenting altogether for a few days already and he is usually very active in the comment section, even after the sitreps.
So it appears he is MiA
Did he took a break?
Do you copy ?
Please come in !
SAKER please give us some info on our buddy Nightvision. his fans are starting to get concerned
maybe he needs a break, his reports are fairly exhaustive in their scope and detail of information and must take a lot of work, maybe there were behind the scene difficulties, who knows, but they are missed!
Seconding (thirding…). Another Nightvision addict here. We so love his updates and analysis.
I suspect his absence has something to do with the end of ramadan.
But yes, I miss him (how easy it is to get addicted to Sitreps!!)
Yes indeed, I also thoroughly enjoyed his sitreps, well-written and well sourced. I hope that he is okay and that he continues to write them at some point.
This war does not go well
Russia was supposed to finish with Ukrainians quickly
But Ukraine army survived and now West supply them and it I much more problem to fight with them now.
This is going to last for too long time. Russia is getting stucked in long war.
Russia is also making a lot of money out of this war they were making a billion of euros a day just from the EU in march and april so from that point they are not going to rush anything.
That is also a big factor.
They also changed they goals from instaling a new government in Ukraine to taking territory in the south and that also takes time.
Installing a new government is pointless
Denacification is impossible, Ukraine is too much infested with banderism
To take and save South East, Novorussia…it should be objective
Actually Putin and Shoigu have never said what is final objective of this action
But to take entire Novorussia is very big task. Harkov, Nikolaev, Zaporozje, Djepropetovsk, Odessa. This way Russia will need 10 years
They still cannot take Severodonetsk …
Russia has taken almost all off the Black sea coast so it wont take 10 years it will only have to take Odessa.
“Denacification is impossible, Ukraine is too much infested with banderism”
I used to think that as well. Then I thought about rhe Chechen wars and how Russia turned the picture around completely.
I don’t think Putin is bluffing when he says complete demilitarization and denazification. Otherwise the effort to seize vast territory is pointless not to mention costly to civilian and RAF lives.
Btw, I do not believe that the operation is going slow. Ukraine is being hammered with missiles on a daily basis as the air sirens are regularly active.
Following the events from various channels, it is easy to understand the current situation and discern truth from fiction.
“Then I thought about rhe Chechen wars and how Russia turned the picture around completely.”
Chechnya is a much smaller and contained area. Ukraine has borders with NATO countries.
My point is not so much about the size of the area, it is more about converting “terrorists” into true patriots of RF.
With Russian friendly education and media, the Nazi population would be able to see the forest from the trees. The US tricked the population into waging an unnecessary war.
Officially its not a war but special military operation! The other question is how to justify making billion from blood of ur own soldiers? Its bloody money. I dont want to beliieve that the russian plan for slow approach is to generate more money while russian soldiers dying .
Xcuse me…..making f’n money, it’s money? There are people needlessly dying for money? Holy crap, then I say demoneterize them all to hell!!!!!
Civilians are dying while Russia goes with the slow approach, and the Ukrainians are even shelling Russian territory and creating destruction there. Meanwhile it is giving NATO more time to send military weapons which will be used against Russians and the Donbass.
Everybody who has such opinion is either a armchair general or 5th, 6th, 7th columnist. ;)
Time is on Russia’s side.
At day one there was almost 0% support for Russia. With every day the support for Russia is going up. Plenty of online support. Even some MSM are not sure sure anymore. Tucker Carlson from FOXnews stirred the pot the other day. Tide is changing.
Here is full video if you are interested:
It was on YouTube too but it has been removed by YouTube
It is going well brother, the battlefield is littered with ukronazi corpses, check Serbian volunteer report from the frontline:
I do not understand…if Souh East is prorussian, why Russia cannot organize prorussian military groups inside Harkov or Odessa and other towns to attack UKrainian army FROM INSIDE.
Russian Army outside, and those groups from inside
Bit so far we did not see anything like that.
Or those towns are not prorussian too much. Maybe not antirussian but not prorussian either.
Maybe antirussian brainwashing influenced those towns as well.
Good Question. I dont understand either. Very strange.
Its only another confirmation that the whole saving civilians story is nonsens and only in Putins head.
Majority of civilians are totallly brainwashed sympathizing with Bandera ideology and hate Russia.
No Mercy anymore. Sensless they all hate you. First opportunity and they will stab russians in their backs or burn them alive like in Odessa happened.
Special moral operation is the wrong approach for all these Nazis. Sorry but the ukraine civilians are Nazis as well. Its not only the rats in Azovstal and Kiev.
They are not all nazis, it is nonsense
Many of them just confused
And many of them scared. Because they survived terror of Nazi organizations.
And they trust nobody any more. Eight years there were nobody to help them.
Cannot blame them
This has been planned for ten years. USA has supplied weapons which were moved to Odessa and other large cities in the east, so they cannot cut them off.
Some 30, 000 Nazis have been trained, in UK and USA, and they are embedded in the regular armed forces, so any descent you are shot.
The Nazis are using the same tactics as Iset used in Sarajevo. They use civilians as human shields. They bombed their on people and blamed it on the Serbs. ie. (Breadline and Merkale, the wedding and the exit of the JNA) In Sarajevo, the civilians were not allowed to leave. Any attempt to leave Sarajevo, you were shot when attempting to cross to the other side. Remember Bosko and Emina –they were just one example of many.
I would be happy if you are right. But I am not convinced.
No major breakthrough so far. I am waiting and waiting…
I am a bit disappointed
Feel free to rent some Hollywood movies that condense years of war into a few hours.
Real life takes real time commitment, unless you do it the American way and smash everything and kill hundreds of thousands and get bogged down for decades in a war.
It’s in Serbian?
Maybe we get Mobilization then. We see the Missile strike, Aviation, Artillery day after day, it is hard to understand why no breakthroughs. Has Russia become to risk adverse after what happened in the early days?
No big offensive actions at all. Why?
Taking out an enemy that was dug in for 8 years isn’t a cakewalk. Go to the Intel Slava Z telegram channel and see for yourself if the Russians are advancing or not.
Sure, you can go on to follow propagandists such as Lazar who’s commented above and believed that no progress is made.
Wow,this might explain a lot. I wonder how many Poles today know about this report:
Meet Mikhail Ivanovich Duda (left) and Andrzej Sebastian Duda (right). Duda, the one on the right is the President of Poland. And Duda on the left is his grandfather, a Ukrainian nationalist and friend of Stepan Bandera.
Duda senior today is one of the icons of Ukrainian nationalism. From the age of 16 he was a member of the OUN. In 1939, he studied sabotage and terrorist business in Nazi Germany, together with the future leader of the UPA, Roman Shukhevych. He was friends with Stepan Bandera, who often visited his native village of Dudy. Since 1941, he served in Nazi Germany, in the punitive battalion of the Abwehr “Roland” named after Konovalets and Petliura. Three times he was awarded the Military Merit Cross (the highest award of the UPA).
Duda Sr. during the autumn of 1945 to the winter of 1946 took part in the battles with the Poles, was wounded twice, on October 22, 1945 – seriously wounded during an attack on the city of Bircha. That is, the grandfather of the current Duda exterminated his own people, being a Ukrainian nationalist. The grandfather of the current Duda took part in the genocide of Poles in Volhynia in 1943.
There is one big crack in western narrative about “soon coming Russian economical collapse”. Namely the fact how well ruble has recovered after the decision of gas payment with rubles to haters. The point here is: western politicians have problems to explain the public why gas should be paid by euros or British pounds. These folks have been brainwashed for years that paying with rubles is cheap as hell.
The curse now (5 May 2022, 3.30 p.m CET) 1 € = 68,85 rubles.
According Bloomberg 1 US $ = 65,13 rubles.
It’s also highly questionable that Russian economy is “nothing but natural gas” when agriculture exports is fast growing sector and also very critical now (when prices were moderate Russian exports were over 20 bn € value). Do I have to mention critical strategic raw materials for Western aviation and space industry largely coming from Russia? Or batteries?
How about bright future of European Green Energy (“Energy Wende”)? At 2 a clock Germany: just 2% or electricity produced by wind mills with pathetic 2% of whole capacity of almost 65 GW.
Now even those rather windy days doesn’t help consumers much at all. Bottom price is also higher than ever since 2008. To them the winter seems to go on. European gas reserves are record lowest and future gas prices in Holland are showing the slaughter of European poor and now even middle class. The pain will be immense.
Oil industry experts in USA are telling the grim reality: when oil price is going up 10% it will rise average price of everything some 3%. If “normality” is 70 $/barrel then clearly there is pressure to 15-17% inflation during next 2 years, annually 7-8 % in both 2022 and 2023.
High inflation destroyed Gerald Ford in 1976 and Jimmy Carter in 1980.
Please bring back sitreps :)
Retired Canadian Army General Trevor Cadieu, who was at the Mariupol Azovstal plant, was taken prisoner by Russian troops and taken to Moscow to stand trial there.
According to unverified sources, the Canadian general was captured while trying to escape. Cadieu was reportedly in charge of a biological laboratory that worked with the deadly viruses that killed 18 people.
Earlier, the official representative of the DPR military command, Eduard Basurin, informed about the likelihood of the general being in Mariupol. The fact that Trevor Cadieu is in Ukraine was also reported by Western media. In the past, a senior military officer was accused in Canada of sexual harassment and harassment.
In particular, the information about the general’s presence in Ukraine is largely confirmed by the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, which wrote on April 21 that Cadieu was supposed to take command of the Canadian Ground Forces in September last year. However, since one of the former employees accused him of violence, the appointment did not take place. Shortly thereafter, Trevor Cadieu resigned his position, retired from military service and after some time left for Ukraine.
Where is video proof that Trevor Cadieu has been captured?
How could anybody expect a regime based on usery; treachery; violence; lies & deceit; intolerance; and brutal sadistic murder to end in any other fashion such as the Bolsheviks and the USSR ended? It seems all regimes descend into this kind of chaos when their backs are against the wall, in spite of the glorious visions that spawned them. National Socialism certainly did not end in any way close to what Hitler had envisioned and the USA is heading down the exact same road: shooting themselves in the foot at every turn. Yet the Zionists think it fits into their master plan to create this chaos. But then again, they wandered around the Mid East for 40 years only to settle down on the only place that had no oil. Go figure.
As I see it, they do what they do because they’re evil; they’re demon-possessed, theistic Satanists, and as such their actions are ultimately self-destructive. I believe God’s judgment on such evil is that the evil should destroy itself.
Azovstal plant is not to be restored, so whatever there would be razed to ground. If there are civilians there, they should be released, otherwise, this Azov commander, or any other Ukrainian soldiers are not really soldiers, as soldiers are supposed to have taken an oath to safeguard the civilians. They appear to act more like terrorists. The western MSM doesn’t appear to see this hostage taking.
Look at the map: the biggest contested area is Nikolaive and its surroundings. That is where RF is working on with its limited manpower. This the future bridge head for Transnistria I think.
The rest of battle front is RF artillery versus bunked in AFU, without time limit…
Actually USA respectivly NATO is/ became party to the WAR. The legal problem is that Russia sells the war as a special military operation kind of Police action. The russian interpretation is a stroke of luck for USANATO.
As long Russia doesnt declares War to the Ukraine NaziNation, the USA is able to operate militarily against Russian forces and russian mother territory by providing weapons, GPS or AWACS datas, planings,attacks (Moskva), drone warfare (drone operated by USA personal), …….
On twitter Rumors circulate that in or near lviv the US military has a planing headquarter with almost 50 experts from US Army. If this is really true then its another slap in russian face.
Actually a nice kalibre target but its officially a special police action to denazify
It seems like an open declaration of war between NATO and Russia must be immanent within days or weeks.
NATO and especially the USA have crossed far over the line by helping the UAF with weapons, intel, and apparently acting as an artillery spotter in the sky.
Russia needs to deal with American and NATO satellites to blind them, sooner than later.
I’d say this poem was directed to the Russian 5th column traitors:
By mother – Uzbek, and by father – Tatar,
And with the Russian I am related forever.
Neighbors – Turks, Greeks and Armenians …
Since childhood, I grew up a happy person.
I became Russian speaking Russian,
Falling in love with Pushkin immortal couplets,
When I heard the word front and parapet
From the grandfather who came with the Victory.
I became more furiously Russian,
Learning about Buchenwald and Auschwitz.
And crawling in dreams in narrow trenches,
I beat the German mercilessly with a Russian bayonet.
For my free and melodious tongue,
I was called “urus” in childhood,
But at that moment I was taller and better
Than these smoky ignoramuses.
I am both a Tatar, and an Uzbek, and a Russian.
And I’m not shy, and I’m proud to be everyone.
And if I have to, I’ll go to the parapet,
Defend your peoples once.
And those who stain their homeland with filth,
Remember, you are poor in spirit.
What a pity for you, sincerely – stupid and unfaithful,
No name, no blood, no peace…
/Author — Ikrom Khafizov
“I became more furiously Russian,
learning about Buchenwald and Auschwitz,
And crawling in dreams in narrow trenches,
I beat the German mercilessly with a Russian bayonet.”
That’s not “Russian.” Jewish?
That’s a very political author because people didn’t “learn” about such things until after the war (and about gas chambers in 1962 together with Israel during the Eichmann trial).
As I have mentioned it before both armies have decentralized their soldiers in large areas. In modern warfare there are less and less soldiers per combat zone km2. Long time ago there were even 5,000. Then during WW1 and WW2 much less, normally 100-400. During Jom Kippur war (1973) average 25. My bet in Ukraine: 5-10 soldiers per km2 in combat zone.
So even if you totally bomb flat and burn 1 km2 you inflicted enemy losses of less than infantry platoon, perhaps just squad (on average). So both Ukies and RF have not even near inflicted such heavy losses to their enemy they have claimed.
This war will be win or lost in economic strategic warzone. Let’s not forget how oil crisis of 1973-75 strangled Saigon military faster than even Hanoi had guessed and hoped during that spring of 1975 i never will forget.
Actually the long war is greatest fear for Europe and Japan. If it takes 3-4 years consequenses will be gigantic.
I never knew this:
The text of the song “Cranes” was written by Rasul Gamzatov in the Avar language. The poem was translated into Russian by the poet’s friend Naum Grebnev. Gamzatov considered him a full-fledged co-author of the work. But the final version appeared already as a result of the joint work of Mark Bernes, Rasul Gamzatov and Naum Grebnev. For Bernes, this song was the last in his life.
There are several beautiful legends about how the central image of the poem arose. But only one is true – the one that comes from the poet himself. And he said that the poem was born in him after visiting a memorial park in Japan, where he saw a monument to 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki, who died of leukemia after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. On the monument, she is depicted with a paper crane – before her death, the girl wanted to make a thousand of these figures, since according to popular belief, this could fulfill any wish.
When the poet was in Japan, his mother died. The losses that the Gamzatov family suffered (two of his brothers died at the front), and the impressions from the story of Sadako Sasaki were expressed in the lines of a new poem. In the original version, it was more personal, but the edits made by Mark Bernes made the lines folk and holy for every Soviet person. Therefore, we can safely say that the song has three authors – composer Yan Frenkel and three poets: Rasul Gamzatov, Naum Grebnev and Mark Bernes.
Cranes (with english subtitles) Mark Bernes
Dear Uncle Bob,
thanks so much. This is the best version I have seen. The footage of the Russians and the visuals of the front and lives of the Soviets in your link is superb. I pity the fools who decide to march on Moscow. ‘They lost the taste for life.’
This version by Hvorostovsky is my favorite vocal rendition:
Mark Bernes was a Jew and before 1947 the Jews were a nation – one nation – wherever they found themselves. In 1917, an amazingly large number of Jews occupied a position of high power in the Bolshevik revolution. This history apparently is not recognized as it ought to be (as far as I know), but later that Jewish presence all but disappeared, so somehow the Russians drove them out for whatever reason (they were gone by the 40s) – maybe the different spirits and/or allegiances clashed The Bolshevik revolution was a dark chapter in Russian history – a retrogression and a hindrance. With this background, who was Mark Bernes? He was successful in that professional field where Zionists have sought to control and, of course, in this case, by being more Russians than the Russians. I have never read him, but this picture is the cultural, ideological and Jewish revolutionary presence that great nations like Russia experienced. I would reject him for not being representative enough. He must have been of the Jewish nation not the Russian nation, with split allegiances not openly recognized by the typical Zionist. (Eventually they make a movie like “The Hunt” and tell you it’s a ‘parody.’)
Judah and Israel were two different nations. It’s a Jewish saying that if there are 2 Jews they have three opinions, Maccabees tells of civil war among the Jews…scholars analyzing Torah say it’s two versions of the almost same book – an attempt at unification by scribes. The Khazarian Jews are converts, another natio. Zionists are such a manifestation as opposed to Orthodox, who do not support Zionism. There are indisputably Russian Jews, and Iranian Jews, and there were Chinese Jews, and African Negro Jews. You may have been misinformed. To-day, as we watch a terrible war grow, behind the scene, yet another Jewish civil war is festering, probably with incipient pogroms. As a nation divided against itself cannot stand, so also a man cannot serve two masters…so I have difficulty understanding “split allegiance” – doesn’t that actually mean treason to one master and obedience to another?
“doesn’t that actually mean treason to one master and obedience to another?” “I have difficulty understanding”
I wrote: “He must have been of the Jewish nation not the Russian nation, with split allegiances not openly recognized by the typical Zionist.” The one in this sentence who has the split allegiance is of the Jewish nation and even the typical Zionist. It’s clear. I think about my words. I have a problem, and I’m not saying you mean to, with anyone who gives me his own words for me to appropriate or do the equivalent of stamping them with approval. I have nothing to change or add to what I wrote.
90% in Israel are Khazarians, i.e. Russians. It was Russians / Poles who created the communist state of Israel 1948.
So it is no Semites infiltrating Russia, it is Russia who has infiltrated Israel.
Russian march, used to promote Zionism
“Judah and Israel were two different nations. It’s a Jewish saying that if there are 2 Jews they have three opinions, Maccabees tells of civil war among the Jews…scholars analyzing Torah say it’s two versions of the almost same book – an attempt at unification by scribes. The Khazarian Jews are converts, another natio. Zionists are such a manifestation as opposed to Orthodox, who do not support Zionism. There are indisputably Russian Jews, and Iranian Jews, and there were Chinese Jews, and African Negro Jews. You may have been misinformed. To-day, as we watch a terrible war grow, behind the scene, yet another Jewish civil war is festering, probably with incipient pogroms. As a nation divided against itself cannot stand, so also a man cannot serve two masters”
All this in the quote is just confusion among people who are in the same place or position. Because of the confusion, they are in reality all basically identical. To use an example so this point is clear:
Say there is a North. One guy calls it East, the other one West. Comes a third one who makes your point, saying that a house divided against itself cannot stand, that they are 180 degrees from each other and are so different, etc. They are basically identical from the North as the vantage point, aren’t they?
This is correct.
“Zionists are such a manifestation as opposed to Orthodox, who do not support Zionism”
Pay attention to the clashes between Zionists and anti-Zionists in Israel. When the streets of New York are filled with anti-Zionists Jews the Media tell nothing. And the same goes for the non-Jewish anti-Zionists.
If you want to understand Jewish history you have look outside of biblical texts, though those are full of good information too. Archaeology has already demonstrated the distinction between the Israelites – who were an amalgam of different peoples – and the Judahites – who were culturallly very homogeneous. Today’s “Judiasm” bears no resemblance to the judiasm of history, either religiously, culturally or racially. The so-called Khazarian jews did not survive as a distinct group much beyond the 14th century and are not relevant to today’s judaism, which is dominated by jews expelled from the Rhineland into Slavic lands during the crusades and mixed with a smaller remnant of indigious and Spanish jews. Zionism is a modern construct, a resonable-in-theory if often extreme-in-practice ideology that emerged in the 19th century due to twin German and Slavic pressures against judiasm in its midst.
The jews have always been sectarian – read Josephus. Their “dual allegience” is no different than that of an English Catholic (who were also historically persecuted) or an Ottoman Christian. The only difference is in the nature of the individual who is being subject to examination.
The US hasn’t been flying equipment into Ukraine, but with the continued destruction of rail infrastructure it might try. So the MoD is saying, “seriously, don’t try that”.
Is it possible that the “slow pace” is because Russia’s military is designed to defend Russia and not as a tool of geographical conquest? If so, this display is a fairly effective teaching tool about what happens when you get too close or provoke. It would also be realistic experience for the military of what’s expected and how things will be done.
And it’s not like Russia isn’t counter escalating at all. Originally Ukraine could keep all its rail functioning. Now it has to be repaired. Originally the bridges stayed, now they’re starting to be destroyed. The pain dial is interactive.
during January at least a heck of a lot of USA stuff arrived at Boryspil airport Kiev
Here’s my twopenn’orth:
Why does nobody ask what civilians, mostly women and children, are doing inside Azovstal at all? Apart from some workers who might plausibly have been trapped, why? Did the women say, oh no, the Russians are attacking, let’s shelter underneath all those giant steel vats and dangerous equipment, and the kids can play with the machines?
MSM are still maintaining there’s a battle going on for control of the city of Mariupol, as if the Ukronazis weren’t extinct beyond Azovstal. No mention of the Ukronazi offer to exchange civilians for supplies, which is what you do with hostages not trapped civilians.
You have a testimony from such a woman here: https://southfront.org/woman-from-azovstal-ukraine-as-a-state-is-dead-for-me/
She explained why she was in Azovstal
That video won’t play for me – it keeps stalling, so what does she say?
I note she looks very well fed. There isn’t the sign that they are almost out of food or supplies, so things underground must be better than believed.
She thought she would be safe in Azovstal as it was her place of work. Once in, they were not allowed out. At the end she says she is Ukrainian citizen but for her Ukraine is now dead.
Lets hope this is true. If not it will be a horrible betrayal of this people. The Kiev nazis will not have mercy on them:
“God and Russia are with us” — the Russian flag was solemnly raised in Bolshaya Belozerka
Today, the Russian flag was raised in Bolshaya Belozerka, Zaporozhye region. The head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Zaporozhye region, together with local residents and children, held a solemn event that marked the final liberation from the Kyiv regime.
“Here was the Russian Empire, there was the Soviet Union, there was Ukraine and now there will be Russia again,” concluded the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Zaporozhye region.
Question for the community – does anyone remember a quote from Lavrov a while back: “He who comes at Russia with a sword, Heaven help him”. Just wondering if I remember right. Certainly apt for our times.
Are you thinking of the comment by Putin that “Those who won’t negotiate with Lavrov must negotiate with Shoigu”
For US based patrons here is a link where you can buy a Z T shirt (not easy to find).
The update reminds me of what Andrei Martyanov said about maps — a collection of lies. But still, when a report contains a place name like Izyum, it is nice to know where it is. Most of us armchair generals are ignorant of the geography of the area. A map can help us understand why it takes longer to liberate Odessa than Mariupol.
That was some disturbing news about the assassination of Russian generals. You’d think they would show some respect, while they have annual meetings like Bilderberg / Davos / WEF. Think of what a target rich environment those places are! Such meetings are planned quietly, but it is almost impossible to prevent any/all knowledge of them from leaking out.
The method of assassination of leading figures was/is being used with some success by the Israelis and by USA (the most glaring example is Gen. Soleimani , and many physicists.). So, that is their modus operandi
It is not an intelligent method, because it creates martyrs and martyrs are symbols, which in turn are powerful and persistent ideas. And never in the history of the world has a bullet killed an idea.
And remember only CIA/MI6/Mossad can use this method, as the good guys never would get the idea of taking the bad guys out. “Ohh no we cant do that”.
All I read is 15 civilians per ton of food and medicine… were the demands.
Not sure where the 66.6kg calculation came from?
1000kilos divided by 15.
While a cute observation it only works with rounding up LOL.
1 ton = 907.1847 kilos
907.1847 / 15 = 60.47898
Not quite diabolical but trying hard. Just like the Nazis.
Human, almost the entirety of the world uses the decimal metric system, and that includes both Russians and Ukrainians. One metric ton equals 1,000 kg. LOL².
That’s right. There are two types of “tons”. LOL. Imperial and metric tons. I just went by what the conversion calculator defaulted to and it was imperial.
They really are diabolically evil.
There is only one ton. The metric is a tonne.
This Russian SMO reminds me of two boxing fights of Muhammad Ali. Namely that against Floyed Patterson (late 1965) and that against Ernie Terrel (early 1967). Both these boxers annoyed Ali so much that he decided not to knock them out. Instead he punished them by 13 rounds (Patterson) and full 15 rounds (Terrel) public beating. Both had not a slightest chance to win and I don’t remember did they win a single round.
The RF SMO in Ukraine has likely several goals. First giving chance to Ukies to give up and if they continue to resist flat their infrastructure and dismantle Ukraine as a state and nation. The sooner, the better? Well perhaps not. There are more important prizes.
Second target: Europe. If they wanna be Uncle Sam’s bitch then treat her like a bitch. Europe as everyone should know is sunset small continent (compared to Asia and even to Americans), destiny: marginalized.
Third: dismantle Deep State’s dollar hegemony (as leading reserve currency its share has declined from 2000 around 90% to 2020 around 60%) making it as just another currency among others.
That 3rd target is actually most important. If not succesful then even success in Ukraine is just Pyrrhic Victory.
Why haven’t the railway lines into Ukraine all been knocked out? I’ve counted 20, seems if you have air superiority should be a no brainer. I hear endlessly about the mass amount of tanks, vehicles, arms etc etc being sent from all over the world to Ukraine. Wouldn’t it be top of the list to stop them entering Ukraine?
Yes that is a logical assessment. However it appears no one has any idea what exactly the Russians are doing or if they have any logic at this point.
One of their newest T90 M tanks that just got into Ukraine…destroyed in a matter of days. Yep let’s keep letting weapons pour into the country to kill our soldiers. IMO either the Russian leadership is completely incompetent and have no idea what they are doing or their military is no where near as advanced and strong as we were led to believe. I believe it is the latter and they realize that now. That is why the have slowed down. I think they are afraid to push too hard, scorched earth, cut off all oil, etc. because they are afraid to provoke NATO into “boots” on the ground military action in Ukraine. It seems like the realize that if that happens they would be pushed back to Russia and destroyed in a matter of days.
The war is foremost political.
About the sponsor of the Azov National Regiment Rinat Akhmetov
The richest man in Ukraine, Rinat Akhmetov, has always tried to negotiate with the current authorities, unlike other oligarchs who preferred to fight with Kyiv. In November 2021, Zelensky accused Akhmetov of attempting a coup, but in the end, with the start of the SVO, they forgot all the feuds and began to cooperate. Akhmetov now is the same support of Kyiv, like Igor Kolomoisky.
It is Akhmetov who sponsors the participation of Western PMCs in Ukraine. The first batch of mercenaries paid for by Akhmetov and Pinchuk (about 2,000 people) arrived in Ukraine at the end of February 2022, immediately after the start of a special military operation.
Akhmetov has a lot of valuable assets that are of critical importance for the Ukrainian economy.
He owns Metinvest, which also owns the infamous Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. In a recent interview, Akhmetov said he was proud that the enterprise had become a “stronghold of resistance.” The oligarch believes that Mariupol “was, is and will be Ukrainian.”
His company DTEK Energy generates a quarter of Ukraine’s electricity through eight TPPs:
Burshtinskaya TPP (Burshtyn, Ivano-Frankivsk region)
Dobrotvorskaya (Dobrotvor, Lviv region)
Zaporozhye (Energodar, Zaporozhye region)
Krivoy Rog (Zelenodolsk, Dnepropetrovsk region)
Kurakhovskaya (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region)
Ladyzhynska (Ladyzhyn, Vinnitsa region)
Luhansk (Happiness, Luhansk region)
Pridneprovskaya (Dnepr (Dnepropetrovsk), Dnepropetrovsk region)
The total capacity of all TPPs is 13.5 GW.
The government of Ukraine is sure that the Ukrainian power generation will be enough for export. Energy Minister of Ukraine German Galushchenko said that thanks to the supply of Ukrainian electricity, “Europeans will consume the same Russian gas and coal.” And Zelensky is ready to export electricity to Europe in exchange for falling gas volumes.
If the Akhmetov thermal power plants fail, this will not only paralyze the Ukrainian energy sector, but also reduce the opportunities for Ukraine’s geopolitical influence. And it will also hit hard on one of the sponsors of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Well this should be a no-brainer for Russia. Confiscate all this nazi supporters holdings. Charge him for his crimes of collusion with nazis. And bomb the connections shipping electric power to the EU to cut off both extra electricity to the EU,and revenue for the Kiev regime.
Good advice, it seems. Let’s hope someone takes note, but I fear there are all sorts of deals going on behind the scene and plenty of fifth columnists in Russia.
5th columnists = Collaborators = Treason = Death Penalty
As long as I see Ukrainian soldiers surrendering and being liquidated and place being liberated and hearing hysteria in the west ,I’m good,I trust the Russian general staff,they are qualified to do their job,as for the couch generals oh well like Andre would say when talking about the US analysts, they don’t know shit..
It is simply unbelievable that Western Ukraine has remained untouched.
All the death and destruction has been in the East. The Eastern Ukrainians are doing all the suffering.
Giving the Nazis the time to cross the polish border.
If they wanted the Ukrainian units to surrender they should have bombed Western Ukraine more especially Lviv. The hotspot of the Nazis.
Western Ukraine looks like any European city.
Eastern Ukraine looks like a third world country.
Look at this eastern Ukraine city, as the reporter drives his car:
It looks like normal city streets to me. Apart from the sites of Ukrop shelling, Donetsk continues to function as a modern city.
Looks like Saker’s story that the Red Babushka is in Russia and will be at the May 9th victory celebration is not correct: (this is a Pro-Russian site on Telegram)
Blacklist of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The grandmother who came out to the nationalists with a red flag and refused to exchange it for food has been found!
Her name is Anna, and now she is in the Dvurechensky district of the Kharkov region. My grandparents decided not to leave because they had pets. Their house was badly damaged: the windows were broken, the roof was cut.
The old people refused the offer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to evacuate to Kharkov: they are waiting for “their own”.
Although a certain telegram channel brutally hoped that these fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine would hang them on a tree.
Update: Apparently she is now in the custody of the Ukrainian military and far right nationalist too. They have now, under duress, forced her to say she hates Russia because they destroyed her home. The Nazi’s are now, what is plainly obvious, forcing her and her husband to spout pro-Ukrainian anti-Russia propaganda. Her house is destroyed, more than likely destroyed by Ukrainian nazi’s, who have told her the Russians did it.
The obvious thing is she and her husband are saying these things under threat as 2 Ukrainian soldiers, one a nazi, flank her and her husband in a small room. They ukro’s also posted a video of her home destroyed. They also humiliate her. One has to see the video and pics to see just how disgusting and obvious that they are now prisoners. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Either they were going to kill her or do exactly this, force her to do propaganda videos.
OMG, that’s horrible and NOT the story we have been told up until recently. This is why many of us are doubting now a lot of what we read on pro-Russian sites. She should have been rescued not left to be tortured. That’s unforgivable.
Denazifikation doesnt works so well but Derusification even better.
The message is clear (from Ukraine) : Russia cant help u.
Hohlofake. The popularity of the old woman refusing to exchange the Soviet flag for food prompted Hohols to find similarly looking couple and make some video.
On close inspection it is clear that those are not the same people. The old woman in the new video is younger, taller, with differrent posture and voice. The man can clearly see without glasses, while on the previous one the man is with thick spectacles. The facial characteristics are differrent. Failed attempt to counterattack the glory of babushka.
Some Russian bloggers are saying that the phase 2 of this operation did not start because the leadership in Kremlin is expecting Poland to enter the Western Ukraine. This should remap and reorient the entire operation in a very different way.
I’m thinking this whole “phase 2” business is something made up on the pro-Russian forums. People have been talking about it for several weeks, yet it doesn’t happen. Meanwhile where are actual Russian officials mentioning it or what it entails?
Take a look at the Intel Slava Z telegram channel. There are videos with dozens of Ukrainian corpses everywhere. You’re delusional to believe that the Phase 2 isn’t ongoing. Fighting and destroying an enemy that was dug in for 8 years isn’t a walk in the park. The Russians have to make sure that there will be no hidden Ukrainian fighters who can ambush their troops once this region is liberated.
Any information from Nightvision, why he is not posting sitreps or commenting anymore?
Today Mikhail Onufrienko posted a video talking about his speculation on why Russia is still grinding instead of beginning the large advance.
He believes that Russia first wants to see what Poland will do in Western Ukraine and will begin advancing more aggressively when Polish troops cross the border to make the situation worse. I.E. Russia is waiting for the West to better show it’s hand before deciding on exactly how best to split Ukraine.
I’ve been thinking about this too and I don’t think that paints a full picture. I’ve seen a lot of complaints about why Russia doesn’t destroy rail infrastructure and bomb the bridges crossing the Dnepr and these complaints got me thinking. We know the Russians were always capable of doing it and that the Ukrainians will destroy this infrastructure in their retreat even if the Russians don’t- so there is no need to preserve it. Preserving it only helps the West bring in more weapons and for Kiev tobring in more conscripts to the fight.
I think that this is confusing because we’ve been misunderstanding Russia’s long term plan. The US wants to extend this war so that it becomes more expensive for Russia. Therefore Russia must want a quick victory, right? Well I think that might not be the case. If Zelensky surrenders tomorrow, then Russia would have no legal basis to take a lot of the Ukrainian territories that they dont currently have troops in. Maybe Russian General Staff now think that they need to let Kiev keep on fighting ‘to the last Ukrainian’ so that they can use that fight to take control of more land before the capitulation is signed.
Now that Kiev has moved most of its military reserves to the frontline, Russia has started hitting railways and is beginning to hit bridges. Maybe they now expect to rapidly escalate their assault and destroy all these forces in one place and then sweep the relatively defenseless areas further west before Kiev can respond. And the transport infrastructure will be cut not to prevent shipments to the front, but to prevent any escape or retreat. This would prevent a lot of protracted city sieges and would leave Zelensky with most of his country lost before he can even recover from his latest hit of booger sugar to sign the capitulation.
Who knows, maybe I’m too optimistic and expect too much cunning from Russian generals, but this sounds like a plausible explanation- ending the war in one swift and violent battle.
However, the dam has two flaws:
a) Zelensky will never surrender just like Azov nazis in Azovstal.
b) Poland will not cross the border to west ukraine any time soon but for sure they will soon cross the border
Let’s go back to the basics, which is Sun Tzu: it’s always interesting to leave an escape route because, without option, even the most cowardly can decide to fight to the death. So I can understand why the Russians are leaving Galicia largely unscathed, save for arms and ammunition depots.
When it comes to “denazifying” there are only two ways to do it. One is the one that was successfully done in Chechnya, which was basically to bring peace and prosperity to the people. Therefore, it makes sense to gradually take Ukraine and pacify it, while deratizing it.
The other, well, the other was tried with horrible results at SGM. So, for better or worse, former president Lula da Silva [and Monteiro Lobato] is correct: you can’t kill an idea. But gathering it in Lvov and distributing it among Europeans and Anglo-Saxons is possible. I would even say desirable.
I think Poland is a red herring. I don’t see them making a move until Ukraine is truly decapitated with Russia having all the East and the South. Even then, it truly is a war down the to last Ukrainian. I don’t think we will ever see a formal surrender from Ukraine.
I don’t know what his track record on predictions is but he is saying the euro will collapse in a year. Frankly, I expect much the same for the yen. If China finds its yuan weak, they just demand payment for exports in their own currency, like Russia is doing.
Meanwhile, the US Senate is considering the “NOPEC” bill to sue OPEC under US law. At some point, arrogance turns into psychosis.
The yen, before the war, was worth the same as the ruble. Today is worth half.
One aspect of this war which is concerning is the sparcity of Ukrainian soldiers surrendering so far. Contrary to what is being claimed by some pro Russian sources, there have been no “mass surrenders” – a few dozen here and there at best, and maybe 3,000 or 4,000 or so in all (the last figure I seem to recall). And this from total armed forces of over 1/2 million. If they were collapsing in the way being portrayed we’d expect to see tens of thousands giving up. I imagine this is what Russia hoped would happen at the start. Evidently the high command is adapting, but goodness knows how this will end. Whatever happens to Ukraine, Western merchants of death are already licking their lips at the level of rearmament they expect across all NATO countries and which one way or another will pose a massive continuing threat the Russia. How will Russia deal with this going forward? It may well be that Russia had no option to forestall an imminent Ukrainian attack on the Donbass (which NATO had been planning for years), but eventually- if we don’t have a nuclear Armageddon – economic weapons of export bans not just of gas, but wheat and minerals, will have to be unleashed in their entirety to bring our corrupt warmongering regimes to their sense. God help us poor sods living in their thrall.
About as alive as your working brain cells if you think I’m a troll and had bothered to read my whole post. Perhaps you’d care to respond to a valid point – or is that beyond you?
Hard to surrender with Commissars having a gun pointed to your head. Also, especially the troops in the frontline along the Donbass, Surrender to who? Russia is just hitting them with artillery. How can they surrender?
It seems to me that Russians have made a tremendous blunder by leaving the Ukaine ‘command structure’ living apparently completely unperturbed lives in Kiev, to the extent that they entertain foreign visitors regularly. Not only that, the flow of arms into Ukraine from the west is reportedly massive. This is no way to run a war IMO.
What is the endgame? When is the endgame? The longer this drags on the greater the possibility of a catastrophe for the world.
Think of the parallels with the beginning of WW II, they are uncanny, with Poland right in the middle.
I doubt that the Russian army will occupy even Odessa anytime soon.
RF could only take one major city, Kherson because the mayor surrendered the city to RF.
Kharkiv is only 40 km from Russian border but no chance to take it.
Mariupol is only city what has been taking by bloody urban warfare battle.
Something is wrong with the Russian army
Yes ok we ve heard million times they re TOTALLY insufficient in size
But hey come on i am not going into war with insufficient size of soldiers!?
Russia has a standing army of 800k soldiers.
The question is what they’ve done 8 years?
Preparing for a SMO and denazification?
Seems like ukraine was better prepared.
@Saggy: “This is no way to run a war IMO”. At least you had the decency to put the “IMO” at the end.
@Lazar: “Something is wrong with the Russian army”. At least you are not alone in this wishful thinking. I bet most western governments (and many western people, too, it seems) shares with you this delusional desire.
Pay attention to some facts that are relevant to the end victory in this war:
– Ukraine no longer has any working air or naval force. It also doesn’t have a structured army anymore.
– Ukraine cannot inflict any war-defining strike to Russia. It can only hope to score very occasional news-worthy localized attacks. What it is doing most of the time is terrorizing their own people.
– Russia is fighting Ukraine *AND* NATO. Russia is patient (as opposed to some people posting here…). It *will* make a big attack when the damage inflicted is maximized. Russia is also not foolish to throw everything and the kitchen sink against a minor opponent as Ukraine. It is saving most of its force for NATO.
– The West wants to drain Russia in a long war. It is much more likely the West will be drained in a long recession made worse by their own sanctions.
So, let’s focus on important developments here and, *most of all*, be patient and less raucous!!!
“Ukraine no longer has any working air or naval force. It also doesn’t have a structured army anymore.”
Then explain why Ukraine is able to fly Su’s or Migs almost every day for almost 2.5 months, and even though Russia is shooting down an average of 1-2 a day, since it was supposedly destroyed? Ukraine still had over 100 fighter planes and pilots (and counting) since its air force was claimed to be “not working”.
They were not destroyed on day one. They were barely touched. That’s the truth. At this point, I think Ukraine is probably down to no more than 12 to 15 planes by now though. Because they can fly the occasional sortie doesn’t mean that Russia doesn’t have air supremacy. The fiercest critic of Russia’s performance in Ukraine have to admit they have great air defense.
It is interesting though how much Russia flies in Western Ukraine? The high altitude bombers go there, but I am not sure the regular ones do.
A bit different from WWII. Sort of the opposite, actually. The U.S. is providing the most help to Ukraine possible short of fully declaring war on Russia, whereas Britain and France provided no help at all to Poland except declaring war on Germany.
Hitler tried to ally with the British. Hitler tried to ally with the Poles against Russia. Hitler wanted Danzig and a corridor, not a war. Poland aligned with England and became belligerent. Poland/Britain stonewalled. Only the British wanted the war, but Hitler attacked. Only Britain wanted the war.
Putin tried to join NATO. Putin tried to negotiate the Minsk agreement with Ukraine. Putin wanted Donbas and neutrality, not a war. Ukraine aligned with NATO and became belligerent. Only NATO wanted war, but Putin attacked. Poland is ready to escalate.
Hitler blundered (was suckered) into a war he didn’t want. Putin may have done the same.
Also Britain supplied Russia with help before the war, see ‘Left Wings Over Europe, or how to Start a War over Nothing’ by British man of letters Wynham Lewis written in 1936
“Putin” (read Russia) were not suckered. They had no choice and they knew what it entailed, it was take the fight to US/NATO now or be attacked later when NATO would have been in a stronger position and with masses of Donbass civilians dead.
This has been explained so many times; pay attention.
I don’t like it either. You wonder why there is no internal opposition in any of the cities like Kharkov, Odessa, Nikolaev, Dnipro? People are scared. The Russians left before, what is to stop them leaving again?
This criminal Vitaly Kim, the Gauleiter of Mykolaiv the other day announced that people would be executed if they were caught showing support for Russia. Here is someone terrorizing the population with death squads. Russia has his address. They know exactly where he is. One Kalibr and that’s the end of him. They don’t do it though do they? Why not? It truly baffles me.
I don’t why its hands off all the regime leaders. Does Russia imagine they will somehow be arrested? Not a chance of that happening. They all have their bolt holes ready.
An absolute disgrace. Be sure to translate the caption to understand the full disgrace:
Well that explains everything.
Can you explain to me?
I translated Russian Z Kharkov, but still have not a clue
When this war first broke out, on another website, there was a guys, I think his name was Hans, that posted all the time about how Putin was totally controlled by Israel and they are calling all the shots. That he was nothing more than a Globalist and supported the Great Reset.
I am starting to believe this war was just part of the great reset, like COVID.
Downtown Jerusalem at night
This is supposed to be “the center of the universe”? … according to UNZ experts … who include former CIA counterintelligence officer …
Jerusalem is so poor they should be administered by UN ?
One Orthodox told it used to be Jews and Palestinians took care of each other children in Jerusalem.
I looked at this video and there is no apology.
Russia publicly called out Israel for sending mercenaries to Ukraine, and here, are you accusing Putin of collusion with globalists? Get real man
Take it easy, You and Lazar. There were telephone call between Putin & Bennett. And the only information about an apology comes from Israel’s sources. No one in the world is able to deliver even slightest details of that talk.
In my opinion believing in excuse is the same, as trust Ukrainian propaganda.
If Israel do it again, Russia will deliver the S-300 to Assad, if Israel do it again.
Vlad is not the devil. That’s what I mean when I say I ain’t buying. In the US, I wish he was our president. I live in a part of the U$A that was owned by Russia for decades. There are two towns named Sebastopol within 2 hours of me in either direction. There is the Russian River. My water is some of the purest water in the country as is my air. It’s perhaps even brighter out when my sun comes out. It’s not like Mordor. There are Russian families that have been here for decades.
I still believe the Russian-Chinese joint strategy which was decided last year and implemented since Dec 15th is:
1. Demand NATO return to 1992 borders, knowing the USA would instigate war in Ukraine in response.
2. Demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, which is to say, remove NATO from it.
3. Defang NATO.
4. End the USD Hegemony and replace it with something that has at least some connection to gold.
In the process of supporting Ukraine and acting as a spotter for Ukrainian missile and artillery attacks on Russian military forces, the USA/NATO has created the moral justification for #3 on the list above.
In my view, after Ukraine has been secured then Russia and China are going to either given a ultimatum to NATO, or just sink American and British carrier groups to make a point. NATO is finished. But it might happen even before Ukraine has been secured.
I read that U.S. “intelligence” has helped the Ukronazis kill 13 generals. Is this propaganda? With so much propaganda and wild updates that have been proven to be false, many times ridiculously so, I think they just continue to plant lies in the media (the New York Times a long time favorite for them and the source of this story).
Canadian gen captured
Where’s a video of him captured?
Could just be rumours, but it is viral
I was just saying this to someone yesterday, the greatest threat to America is first the jews and then wnite women. Yes white women. Everyone, nearly all, have tatoos and claim some kind of right to abortion. A right to murder a life. Just think of that. A woman says it’s a right. I can’t figure how a woman gets pregnent if she doesn’t want to. Yes in a perfect world nearly all women would be married, pregnent, home keeping house.so then it would be decided between a husband and wife. But now women basically say being the whore is a right. It’s sickening. And the filthy weak men who support these vile whores is just as sick.
Russia must control the jews and their women, those two are their greatest enemy too.
I’m telling you when you see a women with tatoos just look and shake your head. See them playing the whore let them know its not acceptable.
The whore is like a cancer. You see what it has done to America. Here in America we need a ministry of women’s affairs I I’d do well running it. No more whoring would be first. No more tatoos. No more abortion. No more booze or dope. Women unless overly intellegent would be required to be married, have children and be quiet. Keep house and keep tbemselves from causing trouble.
I have a lot of good ideas based on most likely what God intended. We need men to be men again. We need structure and soundness. We need righteousness. We need wholesome communities.
Well just my opinon. Any girls on here no offense. God bless.
I would just lurv to see photos of the 220 destroyed Polish tanks sent over….
‘Finally, it appears that the Russian MoD has decided that any US/NATO aircraft which delivers weapons to the Ukraine will be considered as a “legitimate target” by the Russian military. We need more information here.’
shortly before making that announcement Russia had destroyed a US weapons shipment at an Odessa airport.
Russia did not destroy the plane, instead let it unload then destroyed the cargo. Russia has given warning and next time it will destroy the aircraft when it comes into Ukraine airspace.
Russia must step up the kill rate otherwise they risk a large scale counter offensive in July.
The situation on ground requires much higher rates of killing ukros and their supply lines.
At the moment the killing rate of 100 ukros per day is much too little.
Only a number of thousends or more killed ukros per day will significantly shake up the UKroarmy and influence badly recruiting newcomers and moral of left soldiers.
I don’t buy the war is about “kill rates”. Outcome is given.
Strange comments you send here for some time: it seems you don’t understand, that Russians and Ukrainians are very close nations. The problem is with nazification of Ukraine, made by USA for several years. Killing en masse only worse situation. In my opinion that exacerbates state of affairs and pushes Russia in worsening predicament.
Anatoly Shariya ex Ukr blogger now as refugee status in Spain..SBU initiated international arrest warrant for treason against Ukr state. Has a high level lawyer. Depends on SBU and Ukr leverage over Spain? He needs afekeepi g from SBU and any other Ukainians surely.
Like USA leverage over UK re Assange? Note Spain is holding investigation for criminal cases over CIA infiltration and conspiracy via UC Global a Spanish company ..
re Assange…a useful parallel?
Santiago Pedraz, who is the “investigating judge in charge of the case,” told Yahoo! News he is “not so pleased about it.” Justice Department lawyers have not abided by their obligations under a mutual legal assistance treaty between the U.S. and Spain.
The Catholic church has a lot of power in Spain because of Opus Dei members in government, judiciary, etc…
Perhaps they have political power, however, I assure you that most young to middle-aged people here are atheists.
Only A. Martyanov can find these memes, his sense of humor is terrific.
On a lighter note.
Yet another Russian meme, which is very close to the truth.
Ze to Macron: I want to see Putin in jail!
Macron: It’s impossible, he won’t be visiting you there.
The rest is about Eurostan’s self-inflicted “energy crisis,” all for the sake of “democracy and freedom” blah, blah, blah…this time all I care about is Martyanov’s “light note.”
Vlad Shlepchenko’s piece translated on Helmer’s Dances with Bears site is very interesting. The author argues that Russian air power (bombing bridges, rail systems, and roads) is insufficient to staunch the flow of supplies, reinforcements, and weaponry from western Ukraine, that the only answer is to send in an army of100k troops from Brest (SW Belorus) to conquer Galicia. This would have the bonus of bringing the focus of destruction to the Banderite heartland. I would add that shutting down the military pipeline from Poland would be a huge blow on the Ukrainian morale, since, short of NATO entering the conflict with its own armies, the regime would have to abandon hope of being saved by Western military aid (weaponry, supplies). If Russia has only used 10% of its military, then surely they could assemble sufficient forces (with Belorussian forces to secure their lines) to attack Galicia.
Yep, agreed with your thesis; however the ratline would move to the border of another neighbouring country.
Then RF would be playing whack-a-mole with nation states.
New interview with Catherine Austin Fitts (Solari) and Dutch history professor Karel van Wolveren.
About Ukraine goepolitics and economics.. The 80+ yr old professor needs some time to get up steam, but becomes superbright. A very valuble 1 :30 hr recommended to watch his conversation!
Sorry, here is the link:
Let it be obvious: first, very evidently, that the Russians are not gods, they fail. the second is that they hide their tactics even in the shadows, so there’s not much to judge, Removed. Until there is full confirmation. Please do not make comments on the Babuska. Mod.
Another thing: western Ukraine. How has it remained virtually untouched until now? Virtually all the death and destruction took place in the east. The eastern Ukrainians [in theory, Russians] are bearing all the suffering and the west gives the Nazis time to cross the border. On the other hand, there are two advantages to this: the first is to give the rats an escape, to flood Europe with them. Sounds good. The second is to group the mice. Being a nazi friendly place, naturally many will leave Novorussia and Mallorrus and go to Galicia, which is doubly advantageous.
Let’s go back to the basics, which is Sun Tzu: it’s always interesting to leave an escape route because, without option, even the most cowardly can decide to fight to the death. So I can understand why the Russians are leaving Galicia largely unscathed, save for weapons and ammunition depots.
I mean, when you talk about “denazifying” there are only two ways to do it. One is the one that was successfully done in Chechnya, which was basically to bring peace and prosperity to the people. Therefore, it makes sense to gradually take Ukraine and pacify it, while deratizing it. The other, well, the other was tried with horrible results in WW2. You can’t kill an idea. But gathering it in Lvov and distributing it among Europeans and Anglo-Saxons is possible. I would even say desirable. Another thing: about the sponsor of the National Azov Regiment, Rinat Akhmetov. Again, nervous and/or rushed, people tend to make bad decisions. All the money Ukraine earns, it is spending on weapons and letting the people suffer. Why would that be bad for the Russians? People are frustrated/excited because they have become accustomed to “standard NATO” wars, in which spectacular actions of vast, continuous and destructive bombing… end up turning into defeats, in the end. That’s not how the band plays. Let Uncle Leider explain:
Russia is making a lot of money, because everything she sells has increased in price and must be paid by her enemies in rubles, a currency that has greatly appreciated during the war. At the same time, with the devaluation of the currency alone, the West has already lost 10 trillion dollars.
And remember the question of despair? As long as Ukrainians think they can sell energy and Europeans think they can buy it, why should they care? Let the Europeans spend and spend, the oligarch forgets that the plants can be destroyed whenever the Russians want.
More importantly: being able to sell energy to Europeans in euros or to Ukrainians in hrivynias, which do you think the oligarch will prefer? What opinion of him and the state do you think the Ukrainian population will have? Only then confiscate it. Not before. Let your enemy miss!
And if you can make him lose money and waste resources and opportunities, do it. Ever! So I don’t think that in this case Russia is wrong; it’s people who don’t understand war and economics, they want spectacle, without thinking about the opportunities and consequences!
Again, Mammon worship over callous disregard for the sanctity of human life.
Panic in NY stock market. NASDAQ down 5% and panic selling going on.