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The Saker blog is still not showing up in my newsfeed. I used Andrei Martyanov’s link to get here. I am glad Russia is so proficient at outpacing and out thinking her brain dead want to be parasites … US, UK and other present and former colonialists. Meanwhile, a new data dump from a new Hunter Biden phone … they must keep the pressure on in Ukraine to keep low IQ Americans attention diverted …
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I tried to comment on your post but nothing happened. It just loads and gets loaded but no ability to comment, even when I checked in via Google as it requests. Sorry… but your post was good.
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Military Summary Channel told that Ukraine Army has sold one of the US HIMARS System to the Russian Army!!! Time Mark on his video is 17:30. If this turns out to be true this will have a very serious fallout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaMuiX1aBgQ
There’ll be a whole team of scientists and engineers all over this . . . . . gamechanger. lol
Business is business, after all.
Halturnerradioshow.com just reported that a Russoan base was hit with Himars missiles at 719est and that there are 7 dead 40 injured with casualties rising.
Further after the news report of attack Henry Kissinger said we…the USA…will be in full fledged war with Russia by mid-August!!
If and when the US gets into “full fledged war” with Russia, well, there goes Taiwan.
If and when the US gets into “full fledged war” with Russia, well, there go Washington DC, New York, LA, Chicago… London, Paris, Berlin… and, sooner or later, all of us.
WarNews 24/7 reporting the same. I still believe Hal Turner gets his info from this website. It is in Greek and you can run it through a translation program to read the articles. Address is https://warnews247.gr
Horse Hockey!!! (Colonel Potter yelling this)
I am on the MoD Russia Telegram channel and there is nothing that says this. Hal (write propaganda for the masses) Turner routinely spews misinformation that can’t be verified or just flat out lies. Do not trust this hooligan.
The casualty figures are the same as the saltpetre warehouse …about 2 days old news
The Ukraine attacked a civilian saltpeter storage facility in Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson Oblast, resulting in the deaths of, and injuries to, a large number of civilians, children amongst them. A war crime.
Western press are crowing about the use of HIMARS and saying that Russian military were the targets, all in the hope of portraying HIMARS as a ‘game changing’ wunderwaffe and disguising a war crime, the narrative to be swallowed whole by the clueless and gullible Western public.
RF reps at the UNSC are mulling a meeting of the SC to discuss the issue.
Zelensky has just made a monumental mistake in attacking the facility. He has just endangered Kiev and western Ukraine and hastened the demise of the country. The facility was practically untouched when Russia marched on Kherson. The AFU also attacked (unsuccessfully) an NPP in Zaporozhye.
Maria Zakharova is correct. A direct confrontation between RF and the US will lead to nuclear exchange — the reason being, fUKUS/Nato will get hit so hard they’ll have to unzip their fly to see where they’re going and have to resort to first use of nuclear weapons to turn the tide.
Hal turner. = bullshit
If you follow it back through the maze of sites all copying each other, you will find that this originated with the Ukrainian ministry of lies.
If you are trying to get here via a bookmark, try deleting it, resave with http address.
Great video but obviously the Russians either kill more of these HIMARS or failing that make rapid gains before these HIMARS can be used in concentration by professional crews that can be resupplied.
What other crap will the Outlaw US Empire provide that requires little training to use? Ah, I know–MREs!
I see Ukraine is trying to draw Russian troops away to Kherson.
Until the Luhansk and Donbass theatre is brought to within artillery strike of Kremenchuk and Dnipro the Eastern theatre will not be finished.
Russia has to prepare itself for the one million man march!
Don’t ask me how Ukraine are going to feed supply and move such a number? I suppose Zalenski will have to go busking around Europe with his comedy routine to fund it.
Don’t underestimate them. Ukraine already has 10 soldiers and only 999,990 to go. Hide your grannies.
Forget Ukrainie recruitment. Look at the troop build up in Poland. It’s substantial. Likelihood of NATO popping in and pooping pants is increasing.
How about the air force and missiles? Once a target is accurately located, it can be eliminated from the Black Sea or even the Caspian.
Rumor has it they bought a complete functional one too. ROTFLMAO.
What is Russia waiting for? For a very long time Russia knew that America has been providing intelligence to Ukraine, America has CIA operators in Ukraine. Reconnaisance aircrafts and drones fly along the coast of Romanian to gather data for Ukraine resulting in strikes on Snake Island ,oil drilling platform which is operated by Chernomorneftegaz , and several others but Russia didn’t do anything or react. Despite several warnings to strike decision making targets in Ukraine and west America does it again and again thinking all were just empty talks so then America has been piece-mealy testing Russia’s reactions with the perception that Russia will do nothing. Next time it will be Crimea proper. Sorry to say this , because what one permits will always continue.
Russia has lately flying attacking american positions in Syria, this could be as a warning I suppose. A few weeks ago several, around 50 officials and generals of the Ukr army were killed in a russian attack. Russia does respond undeed.
I think, you are greatly underestimating the Russians.
They are clever and show the Americans only what they want to show.
If the Russians had answered to each and any provocation, they might have laid open their cards prematurely.
The Americans are provocating over and over again and probably tremble in anticipation from WHAT might come and WHEN.
They walk pretty much in the dark and will be blinded by the sudden light of (Russian) revelation.
Russia could give captured arms to Iran.
Well nothing stops the US giving HIMARS systems to Ukraine, they are a proxy puppet after all. Perhaps Russia could consider sending Iran a pile of S-400 systems? That should evoke a response from Israel and the US, a double win. And no doubt Syria would be interested in any number of systems that might warm up the occupying US troops?
“Well nothing stops the US giving HIMARS systems to Ukraine,”
You mean there is no way to know when and how those HIMARS cross the Ukrainian border and how they move around and are used?
Problem is not 777, much to slow to run away.
Problems are french and german howitzers wich can shoot six rounds from 40 or 50 km and go away in less than one minute. They go before the first shell strikes.
And the true headache is the US himars wich could become next a true game changer.
Already 12 russian supply warehouses and oil depots destroyed with the 84km range missile.
And there’s only 4 working.
Thre’s 17 already in Ukraine in preparation. And douzains others to come.
And US senators want the 150 and even the 300km range shell.
It’s a big, big, big problem.
In the chess party, Russians made this relentless chopper .Considering they had all the time for them.
Then US send himars and if Russians can’t deal with this real threat, they will have no time .
Otherwise everything you say sounds like the Voice of Kiev.
I love how sources are only asked for opinions against or which don’t line up with Russian media. Sources for what even? Range of howitzers? Use a search engine.. How many depos hit (https://www.businessinsider.com/us-himars-help-destroy-20-depots-of-russian-artillery-ammo-says-ukraine-2022-7?international=true&r=US&IR=T) , how many Himars in Ukraine,(https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/8/us-to-send-more-himars-advanced-rocket-systems-to-ukraine) how many more coming, but I doubt U.S would release real figure on how many they sent to Ukraine…
The most crucial question now is has Russia been able to produce much more military material including missiles during first half of 2022 than year before. Because if production is near the same level it will have serious consequences during this second half of 2022.
A valid concern, but are you sure they did not produce enough to have a large amount in store? We know that they have prepared for at least 8 years.
Do you have any info about them having to rely only on what is produced on a daily basis?
HIMARS are a great weapon and enough of them in Ukraine will make an impact. They are extremely accurate,800km range. You have to be naive to think these machines don’t matter. They do and they do pose a significant threat.
The plus side is that they are expensive and can’t be churned out.
Yes Russia can destroy them but much of the Russian weapons systems are better at stationary targets and there seems to be caution at using air and other attacking systems to take the machines out.
What can HIMARS do,. Destruction of infrastructure. General terror. As Russian troops advance and Ukies retreat get ready to see infrastructure destruction from Ukie side designed to slow advance.
I think we have seen the relative calm before the storm. If the West is going to attack they need to do it before winter. A fast ground attack taking Odessa and the South.
Will Russia fight for the South? Not sure.
Will Russia fight for the South? would they have a choice? the Russians should also take out all the railways in Ukraine and the airports,then nothing will move unless its by Donkey.
Truth Seeker, you are currently “very cold” indeed. Keep trying.
They have maximum of 300km, right there alone you are BS so called truthseeker, they don’t have an 800km rage.
Russia has full control of the Ukrainian skies. Shouldn’t it the task of their airforce to take care of weapons like HIMARS? Locate by satellite when they’re firing, and send out some jets to take care of their destruction.
Russian President is to visit Iran next week. This is a complete game changing development since the invention of the steam engine in the 18th century. Now some say it was James Watt the British inventor who did it but people shouldn’t be surprised to find out if it was done by someone else, perhaps even a Russia scientist who invented it first, like the television or the telephone amongst so many other inventions, scientific discoveries that was stolen by the crafty British or American thieves. Anyway, it means the west has completely lost its foothold in the most strategic region of the world. For over 200 years, the crafty British did manage to draw a solid rift between Russia and the countries of the ME and block her access to the Indian Ocean, using weak regimes in Iran from Qajar Dynasty to the former Pahlavi who served as western stooges in return for pounds and dollars, allowing that tiny resource deficient island nation somehow rule the world from India to Europe for over 200 years. But that’s no longer the case. It seems they have completely lost their once thriving fifth and 6th columnists in Iran. Today, nobody cares about the American dollar or the British pound anymore, which is surprising given the current inflationary trend right now. It’s very unlikely that all the other countries of the ME, particularly SA, would be willing to risk their future by siding with the declining west. Also, in the news, Iran will officially join the SCO during the upcoming September session. Frankly, if I were the big Joe or soon to be designated British prime minister, I would look for another line of business, which means instead of asking Saudi Arabia for more oil, I would ask if the Arabs would allow the US and UK sell chestnuts during the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
James Watt dramatically improved the efficiency of early stream engines. i don’t think anyone claims he invented them.
Is there any difference between USA supplying HMRS to Ukr than say Germany and Netherlands and others for example supplying those giant self mobile howitzers? And what about those Bayractars armed with missiles that Turkey has and will continue to sell to Ukraine..
.but Turkey Uk and Russia are due to meet to discuss release of the grain . Should Russia bring down all those starlight satellites as terminals are supplied to Ukr troops…or pointless as USA still has its satellites…bring these down as well?
It is now proven in an article by an analytical website author Drago Bosnic we cannot name or provide link to….that Turkey has supplied hundreds of militants from Idlib to Ukr.. plus other western countries deliberately recruited others from iraq.
….”Lithuania, Italy, Germany and the UK, arrived in Iraq to recruit mercenaries for the Kiev regime forces. Two US bases, Ain el-Assad (Iraq) and Al-Tanf (Syria), were used as headquarters for this operation. Residents from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Turkey, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, etc. were given a chance to fight “for democracy”, with priority given to specialists in large-scale urban combat….”
Russia reports few days ago
Over the past three weeks, the number of mercenaries in Ukraine has decreased from 3,221 to 2,741 as a result of the offensive actions of the units of the Russian Armed Forces and people’s militia of Lugansk and Donetsk republics.
During this time, despite the arrival of another 151 mercenaries, 391 militants have been killed. Another 240 “wild geese” rushed to flee outside Ukraine.
Poland again tops the list in terms of the speed and number of fighters killed during the period, with 166 Polish fighters killed. Among the Georgian representatives, 50 “soldiers of fortune” were killed, UK lost another 23 mercenaries in Ukraine. Also, 21 Romanian and 15 Canadian fighters were killed in three weeks.”
Russia constrained to only fight within Ukraine’s borders….so far ..
and seems to not really hit the antagonists outside hard and firm….just more relying on the economic situations they have self imposed?
@JJ:”UK lost another 23 mercenaries in Ukraine. Also, 21 Romanian and 15 Canadian fighters were killed in three weeks.””
The problem with these figures is that there is no evidence by independent sources with names of mercenaries really have deceased in Ukraine. At least not as high as Russian sources are claiming. Few weeks ago Russian MoD claimed 20 Finnish mercenaries killed. So far not a single name mentioned by Finnish or Ukrainian sources. Few days later Finnish YLE interviewed Finnish mercenaries mentioning there were around 50 in Ukraine, none have been in frontline duties, none have died or wounded.
All those Mercs from the ME must work in the rear, making coffee, tossing eggs……I have yet to see any mention of ME terrorists from RF MOD, maybe I missed it, but since the RF give an accounting of dead Mercs country by country, (rumour has it they will now publish deceased’s names) they’d get special mention…..just to stay on point.
The RF only mentions dead Mercs, arriving Mercs and leaving Mercs, no mention of injured Mercs?????
Larch just had a nice graphic from the MoD.
“The RF only mentions dead Mercs, arriving Mercs and leaving Mercs, no mention of injured Mercs??”
I would think these are categorized among the ones who left. Or conveniently incinerated like in Azovstal; why devote precious medical resources and risk of exposure for the lowest on the totem pole?? They live by the law of the jungle, and without honor.
I wonder how many mercs from “ME” are actually ETIMs, Kurds, Turkomen, Afghan Northern Alliance-men, and other AZE proxies relocated from Idlib and Iraq. There is one now from Morocco on death row, along with the two Brits. There’s a long historical trail – taking Al Queda from Afghan to Yugoslavia, Libyans who helped overthrow Qhaddafi to Syria, etc.. there’s a pipeline and pool of mercs ready to be shuttled around on Air America and nighttime Black Hawk joyrides.. And some of these are among most hardened ruthless mercs, so if anything it is Canadians and Danes making the coffee, lol! Also let’s not forget for the Ukrainian war, there are even more nazi proxies from their global “brotherhood,” especially frmo eastern europe Gladio networks, Latin American/Canadian former ratlines, etc..
There are swamps within the swamps..
From your Link the number of foreign mercs in Ukraine is miniscule, compared to the 1/2 Million ISIS that NATZO poured into Syria.
Top countries for number of mercs Sent/Remaining:
USA sent 500 / 90 remaining
Attrition rates are high; around 1/2 to 4/5 already dead or gone.
this is a good point. I do not understand all the intricacies and how the Russian MoD is using language. It may be understating the real merc #s, to not call NATO an open belligerent (for now)..
(1) most of the real terrorists (the ISIS of this campaign) were already subsumed into the AFU, such as Azov and Right Sector, which numbered 100-200,000+ according to various estimates. I defer to Nightvision, Lone Wolf and others here.
(2) it doesn’t include thousands upon thousands of “instructors, trainers, minders” from NATO. Many of which actually man the machinery of war and openly run the C&C.
(3) it doesn’t include the many who once Russian MoD started giving these numbers were quickly moved into AFU rolls.. How many since early March were given new identities and have now joined Bandera in the incinerated trenches??
But yeah you are right, it is no longer profitable to be a merc and those official numbers are minuscule. Nevertheless it appears, like the stupendous amount of arms and money and PR funneled to the killing fields, a massive manpower exceeding even Syria was sent and prepared for the Ukraine. Most of those were already established on site in Novorossiya in the 8 years leading to the war. The UkroNazi AFU is the largest and best trained terror proxy ever fielded by the West. Not as many needed to come join them after Feb 24
The satellites without which the himars cannot geolocate their targets must be destroyed. There is no other way.
Without that Russia will be defeated and I don’t want to live any longer to see that. Rather World War III and H-bombs!
A daily sitrep on video in Russian:
Please calm down everyone. It seems that while all of the pro-Russian Telegram channels are explaining that HIMARS are not that big of a deal, all of the commentors from america are freaking out over them. So many are speculating about what Russia should do- take out the airports and railways, hit the satellites, and so on. While they should indeed do that, I am confident that their security council has decided to do those things at a certain time, which is not yet. Whenever Russia’s leaders decide to turn it up a notch, they will. It just hasn’t happened yet.
As far as the captured howitzer above, I don’t see why they bothered to haul it away at all, unless they want all of the free magnesium. Oh yes- metals…just wait until they stop selling all metals and minerals to the West, including uranium.
RT says 4 way talks UN Turkey Ukr and Russia just finished re grain…coordination centre to be set up in Istanbul. no mention of 200000tons Ukr destroyed in Mariupol and comments today Ukr has destroyed fields which would have harvested 200000 tons?
errata…20000 tons in Mariupol