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This is an open thread for today as I see many threads go seriously off-topic. Use as commentary for everything Saker Blog related that does not fit into currently running essays, sitreps, updates and threads. All moderation rules are in full effect and it would be good for new commentators to please read the moderation policy. Amarynth
This is today’s open thread for The Saker Blog discussion points. All moderation rules are in effect. For all the new readers and commentariat, please read the moderation policy. Updates on the Ukraine Mariupol has been declared liberated and it is being called the 2nd Liberation of Mariupol. Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu, during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, announced that “The Total Liberation of Mariupol by
All things Russia and the Ukraine. There are a few pieces from Andrei Martyanov that should be taken into account, specifically this: http://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/03/sadly-only-in-russian.html The video that he quotes is frustrating, but with a little perseverance and patience, can be parsed and understood with English sub-titles turned on. Moderation policy ‘rules’, and if you post in a language other than English, you are welcome but also provide a machine translation for
This is meant for all the many reports from Saker commentators on the daily progress in the Ukraine. Also, for all other comments that cannot find a home in the current live threads but contain Saker Blog content. Moderation policy is in full effect. New commentators must kindly update themselves on the rules for commenting here. For those that post in languages other than English, kindly provide us with a
This open thread for today will act as a catch-all for all of the many comments that our current threads don’t specifically handle. Note, Saker Blog related content only please. Moderation Rules are in full effect.
This is today’s open thread. Kindly keep on topic in the other threads and use this one for extraneous comments related to Saker Blog discussions. Moderation rules apply.
Note by Andrei: Boris Alexandrovich Rozhin blogs under the alias Colonel Cassad. He is based in Crimea and reports about the events in the Ukraine on a daily basis. I don’t necessarily agree/endorse everything he said here (or elsewhere) and I don’t share his ideological views (he is a Communist). In in the interview he just gave to a Russian outlet he gives a lot of interesting information. So what
Today, no special topic. It will be a pure open thread (but moderation rules still apply). Cheers Andrei
Dear friends I have to leave my home for a few hours. In the meantime, make sure to please see this: http://thesaker.is/ukrainian-front-strategy-without-tactics-must-see/ “See” you later Andrei
Today is a major day in the Russian military operation. Why? Because Russian forces are now on the outskirts of many major Ukrainian cities. If yesterday was “standoff weapons” day, today is the first day when Russian forces can now begin to degrade Ukrainian artillery dispositions, engage Ukie armor and break through Ukrainian fortifications. Today is also the last day for US PSYOPs to try to present a counter-narrative (Ukies
It was quite a day today, and something tells me that tomorrow won’t be boring either. I will be able to get to my keyboard tomorrow late morning (EST). Until then, I leave you with an open thread. Not just to vent or post “stream of consciousness” kind of posts. Please try to limit comments to NEWS FROM THE LDNR and MAJOR POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS. Thank you, Andrei
As the other threads are getting unwieldy with comments, please use this open thread today for comments and reporting facts. As you can see from the header, the ‘Russia is going to invade imminently’ meme even has a euphemistic campaign name to cover the extremely dangerous information warfare and psychological warfare against Russia and, against the Ukraine as well. One can think of them what you want, but they are
There is so much info (good and bad) about the Putin Xi summit that I decided to create this informational thread. Please try to prioritize sharing factual information and please refrain from 1) offering opinions (it is too early to analyze anything) and 2) making predictions (it is too early to predict anything). Thank you Andrei CLARIFICATION: the point of this post is ONLY to collect facts. Not options, not
It appears that the united West is preparing what I would call a “negotiations zoo” which would include not only Russian-US talks, but also NATO and even the OSCE. True, the US-Russia summit would take place 2 days before, at least that is the idea, but I still get the impression that the US has decided to use the Europeans like a kind of a political fig leaf behind which
There is, amongst some, a strong sense of relief: Defense Minister Shoigu has declared that the formations deployed by Russia to western Russia will now return to their regular bases. Of course, the Ukrainians claim that they “deterred a Russian attack” while the Russians say that “the West got the message”. Is that so and, if yes, who is right? Well, I think that we can dismiss the Ukie nonsense
This is an excerpt of the (relatively short) part of Putin’s speech dealing with foreign issues: “We really want to maintain good relations with all those engaged in international communication, including, by the way, those with whom we have not been getting along lately, to put it mildly. We really do not want to burn bridges. But if someone mistakes our good intentions for indifference or weakness and intends to
The story about the attempt to murder Lukashenko in much the same manner as Anwar Sadat (during a military parade) broke over the week-end, but even I was too tired to report it. But on Monday I wrote a reasonably detailed column about it under the title “Did the US just try to murder Lukashenko“. Much more relevantly, the Kremlin fully confirmed the story and the Russian media discussed it
Amazing news over the week-end: President Lukashenko has declared that Biden gave the order to kill him in a coup organized by the CIA. Now, we all know that Lukashenko says all sorts of things, many of them false or plain silly. Except that the Russian FSB has confirmed it all! According to the Russians, a joint operation of the (Bielorussian) KGB and the Russian FSB has uncovered the plot
Frankly, Biden’s address to the US nation (the first one in his life) was probably the lamest most clueless political speech I ever heard. And I am not referring to Biden calling Putin “Clutin” or confusing “deescalation” with “vaccination”, I am talking about the actual contents of his speech. I would sum it up as so: we will continue to constantly hurt and humiliate you, we will treat you like