05/19/24

05/18/24

Permalink Ukraine asks US to help locate targets in Russia

Ukrainian lawmakers are also pushing for the use of US weapons in cross-border strikes, the New York Times said | Kiev has urged Washington to provide intelligence on targets on Russian soil, as the Ukrainian Armed Forces lose ground on the battlefield, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, saying US administration officials have begun “to review” the request.  In addition, members of Ukraine's parliament have approached lawmakers in Washington, requesting the green light to use US-provided weapons in strikes on Russia, the paper wrote, citing US and Ukrainian officials.  The Russian offensive in Kharkov Region was facilitated by the US restrictions, which are “handcuffing the Ukrainian war effort,” Kiev’s delegation told Congress, according to [the CIA's] news website Politico Despite such requests being turned down in the past, administration officials are now reviewing the latest requests, the NYT wrote.

As Russia Advances, NATO Considers Sending Trainers Into Ukraine (New York Times)
West ‘playing with fire’ – Moscow (RT.com)
Russia warns US, EU, Kiev they are playing with fire — MFA about Ukrainian strikes (TASS)


Permalink Yemeni army shoots down fourth advanced US drone

Yemen’s Armed Forces continue their pro-Palestine naval operations and remain undeterred despite continuous US airstrikes on the country | Yemeni Armed Forces announced on 17 May shooting down a US MQ-9 Reaper over the country’s Marib province the day before, the fourth drone of its kind shot down by Sanaa’s army.  “Yemeni air defenses were able to shoot down an American MQ9 aircraft yesterday evening, Thursday, while it was carrying out hostile actions in the airspace of Marib. It is the fourth aircraft that was shot down during the Battle of the Promised Conquest and the Holy Jihad in support of Gaza,” said military spokesman Brigadier-General Yahya Saree.

💬 “The plane was targeted by a locally made surface-to-air missile,” Saree added. The MQ9 is worth around $30 million.  “The Armed Forces confirm their full readiness at all levels, land, sea and air, and confirm that all attempts of the enemy will fail.”

The downing of the drone came a day after the Yemeni army announced targeting two ships in the Red Sea, one of them a US warship.

Houthis Take Down Another US Reaper Drone, Reiterate Threat to Target Ships in Mediterranean (Sputnik News)
Yemeni air defenses shoot down US MQ-9 drone over Marib: YAF Spox (Al Mayadeen)
US spy balloon crashes in northeast Syria (The Cradle)


05/17/24

Permalink Ansarullah downs US MQ-9 Reaper drone

Ansarullah downed a US MQ-9 Reaper drone in Yemen's northeast. | The US drone was downed in the Wadi Ubaidah region in Marib province. Ansarullah's official sources claimed responsibility for downing the US drone.  Yemenis have declared their open support for Palestine’s struggle against the Israeli occupation since the regime launched a devastating war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian Resistance movements carried out a surprise retaliatory attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the occupying entity. Yemeni Armed Forces have said that they won’t stop their attacks until unrelenting Israeli ground and aerial offensives in Gaza, which have killed at least 27,948 people and wounded another 67,459 individuals, come to an end.  The United States and Britain in December announced a military coalition to target Yemen in support of Israel.

Yemeni air defenses shoot down US MQ-9 drone over Marib: YAF Spox (Al Mayadeen)
US spy balloon crashes in northeast Syria (The Cradle)


Permalink The Gavrilo Principle In Reverse...

Dmitry Medvedev (Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council) (Дмитрий Медведев)

  Is it surprising that for the first time in decades, an assassination attempt in Europe was made on a politician with a sensible stance towards Russia? By the way, by no means pro-Russian. Just pragmatic and non-Russophobic.

  Of course not. R. Fitzo, and I have been in contact with him since 2008, represents that part of the European establishment that has not lost touch with reality and does not want its citizens to turn into grey radioactive ashes. And of course, he was the target. There are only a few people like the Slovak prime minister in Europe. And they urgently need to address their security.

  Yes, the perpetrator of the attack is a rabidly marginalized intellectual. A kind of Gavrilo Principle in reverse. Yeah, he didn't like Fitzo. He wrote all sorts of rubbish. But what he did was the quintessence of the new Europe - moronic, Russophobic, vassal-like, unbridled and completely headless. Unwilling to realize basic things. Willing to throw its citizens into the furnace of self-serving American policies. A Europe of vile degenerates who don't know their history.

  So, [like a pack of dogs] Macron, Sunak, Scholz, and Von der Leyen are still not home dry—can't shake their hides just yet, too early for that.

  And I wish Robert Fitzo gets well soon from his serious injury!

  PS. Here it turns out that the perpetrator participated in anti-government rallies in Slovakia. He insulted the authorities and shouted: "Long live Ukraine!" Not surprised at all. Now supporters of the Banderites are trying to assassinate European leaders as well. — There's more to come! (Translation by DeepL + Grammar check by Grammarly)

Slovakia's Fico Remembers Circumstances of Assassination Attempt - President-Elect (Sputnik)


05/16/24

05/15/24

Permalink US plans to send $1bn in new military aid to Israel: Reports

The package, which is yet to be approved, includes about $700m for tank ammunition, $500m in tactical vehicles and $60m in mortar rounds, congressional aides told The Associated Press news agency. | The Biden administration has told Congress that it plans to send a $1bn package of military aid to Israel, according to media reports, despite the United States’s opposition to a full-scale invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza and concerns about rising civilian deaths.  The US Department of State on Tuesday moved the package into the congressional review process, Reuters news agency reported, citing two unnamed US officials.  The package, which is yet to be approved, includes about $700m for tank ammunition, $500m in tactical vehicles and $60m in mortar rounds, congressional aides told The Associated Press news agency.

War on Gaza: US to send $1bn more in weapons, ammo, to Israel despite Rafah tensions


05/14/24

Permalink Blinken makes unexpected visit to Kiev amid Russian offensive

The US State Department's spokesperson says Blinken will highlight ongoing US support to Kiev and discuss battlefield developments with Ukraine's top officials. | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Ukraine on Tuesday and will hold a series of meetings with the country's top officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. The trip comes as Russian forces continue to advance in Kharkov after launching an unexpected offensive across several regions last week.  Russia's Defense Ministry announced last weekend that Russian armed forces managed to take control of another four villages across the Kharkov region. The areas were captured within 24 hours, the ministry said. It stated that Ukrainian forces suffered major losses, both in manpower and military equipment.

Blinken promises Zelensky new US weapons will be game changer (RT.com)
US promises Ukraine military aid to make ‘real difference’ on the way (Al Jazeera)
Russian Army Crushes Ukrainian Defense In Kharkiv Region (South Front)
Frontline situation ‘on the edge’ – Ukrainian intel chief (RT.com)
Scott Ritter: The Russians Advance and Ukrainians Can't Stop Them (Sputnik News)
Ukraine SitRep: An Army And Country At Their End (Moon of Alabama)


05/13/24

Permalink Lavrov: If the West wants to fight for Ukraine with weapons in its hands, Russia is ready

Lavrov: If the West wants to fight on the battlefield - it will be on the battlefield

💬 "It is their right if they want to fight on the battlefield - it will be on the battlefield," (Lavrov said these words within the walls of the Federation Council as part of consultations on his reappointment as Foreign Minister.)

The minister also mentioned the upcoming conference in Switzerland on Ukraine, to which Russia was not invited. Lavrov said that the conference...

💬 "...boils down to once again formulating an ultimatum to Russia. You know, like a colonel - a pedagogical advice. They kicked him out (out the door - "RG"), and decided everything among themselves, then they summoned him and announced the verdict." (Lavrov believes that) "this is no way to talk to anyone, much less us."
(DeepL)

If West Wants to Settle Ukrainian Conflict on Battlefield, Russia Ready - Lavrov (Sputnik News)
West chooses to prolong fighting in Ukraine – Lavrov (RT.com)


Permalink At Least 22 Civilians Killed, Wounded In Ukrainian Attack On Russia’s Belgorod (Videos)

At least 22 civilians were killed or wounded on May 12 after Kiev forces shelled the Russian region of Belgorod, which is located on the border with Ukraine. | “The city of Belgorod and the Belgorod Region were subjected to a massive shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” the region’s governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, wrote on Telegram. Gladkov added that “an entire section of an apartment building – from the tenth to the first floor – collapsed as a result of a direct hit by a shell” in the Kharkovskaya Mountain residential area of Belgorod city.  Videos from the scene showed a whole section of the ten-story building collapsing as a result of a strike and first responders digging through the rubble. The Telegram news channel 112 said that at least 20 people could be trapped under the rubble. It added that residents were being evacuated from the apartment block, as there is danger that its other sections may also collapse. There have so far been no official announcements about casualties, but Mash Telegram news channel reported that at least seven people were killed and 15 others wounded in the Ukrainian attack.


05/12/24

Permalink First F-16 Fighters May Arrive in Ukraine Within Weeks - Reports

The first F-16 fighter jets are expected to be supplied to Ukraine in just a few weeks, UK newspaper The Standard reported, citing a high-ranking military source. | The fighters should be delivered to Ukraine by June or July, the report said on Saturday, adding that the source did not specify from which countries these jets would arrive.  The Netherlands and Denmark were among the first countries to agree to supply F-16s to Ukraine. The White House later confirmed that Kiev would receive the US-made jets from third countries once Ukrainian pilots complete the training to fly them. Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren said the Hague planned to deliver the first batch of F-16s to Ukraine in 2024, although the ministry announced in early January that the delivery would be delayed by up to six months.

German MPs suggest NATO impose no-fly zone over western Ukraine (RT.com)
Ukrainian militants conduct mass shelling off Russia’s Belgorod, 28 injured and one dead (RT.com/Telegram)
Ukrainian government warns citizens of possible full mobilization (RT.com)
Ukraine sounds alarm: Full mobilization warning issued to citizens (Al Mayadeen)
Eric Denécé : “War in Ukraine, NATO and the USA Wanted to Overthrow Putin. Mission Failed” (South Front)
US regime-change operation in Ukraine exposed in leaked diplomatic phone call (Patrick O’Connor) (02/07/14)



05/11/24

Permalink Ukraine using British weapons for terror attacks – Moscow

London is supporting Kiev in an attempt to boost its role in NATO, a high-ranking Russian diplomat has said | Ukrainian forces are actively using weapons supplied by Britain to carry out terrorist attacks against Russian regions, Foreign Ministry official Sergey Belyaev has said.  London remains one of the largest donors of weaponry to Kiev, providing £7.1 billion ($8.9 billion) in assistance since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in February 2022, Belyaev, who heads the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second European Department, said in an interview with TASS news agency, published on Saturday.

💬 "UK-supplied weapons are being actively used by the Ukrainian military in terrorist attacks on civilian infrastructure and the civilian population of Donbass, as well as other Russian regions.”  "The British acted in a similar manner when they began deliveries of Storm Shadow cruise missiles and Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine,” becoming one of the first countries to provide Kiev with such types of hardware, he explained.

The strained relationship between Russia and Britain deteriorated further last week after Foreign Secretary David Cameron said Ukraine has the “right” to use UK-provided weaponry to strike targets deep inside Russia, if it decides to do so.

Russia issues military ultimatum to UK (RT.com)


05/09/24

Permalink The Victory Day Parade in Moscow is now over

The Victory Day Parade in Moscow is now over. Key takeaways from President Putin’s May 9 speech:

  The truth about WWII is being distorted as history hinders those who build colonial policies on lies
  The justification of Nazism is now a part of the Western elite’s policy
  The Russian Armed Forces are combat ready but we will do everything to prevent a world war
  Russia is going through a difficult period and the fate of the country depends on “each of us”
  We will never forget the common struggle and traditions in the fight against Nazism
  The participants of the special military operation are heroes and “the whole of Russia is on your side”

Russian military parade celebrates victory over Nazi Germany (VIDEO) (RT.com)


05/08/24

Permalink ‘West Governments Need War Because Their Debts Are No Longer Sustainable’ — Interview with Martin Armstrong by Piero Messina

  At the end of the 1980s, the reference geopolitical model was the unipolar world, based on Western primacy. What cultural, military, and economic pillars is the Washington Consensus based on? Is it true freedom? – The military in economic pillars that dominate Washington today have nothing to do with freedom. They have to do with people who were unwilling to accept the collapse of communism. Whereby the enemy was transformed by communism to ethnic racism.

  With the birth of the BRICS, is it possible to talk about a multipolar option? What are the limits that you see in this geopolitical dimension? – The birth of the BRICS was caused by these people we call the neocons who engaged in ethnic racism and targeted Russia by removing them from the world economy under SWIFT. This woke up many in the world, realizing that the dollar was now being weaponized and was no longer a monetary instrument exclusively. Nations began to realize if they did not conform to the commands of Washington, then they to could be removed from SWIFT. Thus they have divided the world economy bringing to an end globalization.

  Is it still possible to avoid a large-scale world conflict? – It is unlikely that we can avoid world war. Governments need war because their debts are no longer sustainable. They will use the war as the excuse for defaults – as was the case for WWII. They will create Bretton Woods II with the IMF digital currency as the reserve.


05/07/24

Permalink France not at war with Russia — Macron

"We are also not seeking a change of power in Russia," the French leader underscored | France is not at war with Russia, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a joint news conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "We are not at war with Russia or the Russian people," he said in comments webcast on the Elysee Palace's X account. "We are also not seeking a change of power in Russia." Macron said EU countries are ready to "support Ukraine as long as it takes."

Climbing the 'Escalation Ladder': French, British Threats Provoke Russian Warning (Sputnik News)
Macron Again Struts Feathers, NATO Troop Paranoia, & More (Simplicius The Thinker)


05/06/24

Permalink Russia Warns British Ambassador - Russia May Strike British Forces Anywhere

Russia Warns British Ambassador - Russia May Strike British Forces Anywhere | Both the French and British Ambassadors to Russia were Summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry this morning. When they came out, they were pale with nothing to say to the Press. INTEL Source reveals what the British were told. A strong protest was expressed to the British ambassador in connection with the country's Foreign Minister David Cameron's statement about Kiev's right to strike Russia with British weapons. (Reported HERE 3 days ago) The Ambassador was warned that "the Russian response to Ukrainian strikes using British weapons on Russian territory, could be any British military facilities and equipment on the territory of Ukraine and beyond."

EXTRAORDINARY: Russia delivered a three-point "nuclear ultimatum" to France and Britain: "We will bomb your countries directly"! (War News 24/7)
  Russia delivered a three-point "nuclear ultimatum" to the ambassadors of France and Britain regarding the arrival of F-16s, a possible strike on the Russian mainland with NATO weapons, and the presence of NATO forces in Ukraine. The French and British ambassadors have just left the Russian Foreign Ministry building in a sullen mood.
  Pierre Levy stayed at the Russian Foreign Ministry for about 40 minutes. The British ambassador in Moscow, Nigel Casey, was also summoned there. Half an hour after his arrival, the British ambassador left without a word to the media, Sputnik's correspondent reports. The head of the French diplomatic mission also refused to speak to reporters. Also today, the German government announced that it was recalling its ambassador to Moscow, Alexander Lambsdorff, to Berlin for consultations.
  Within 24 hours there has been a rapid escalation of NATO-Russia relations. This was preceded by statements by Cameron and Macron about striking the Russian mainland with NATO weapons as well as sending NATO forces to Ukraine. Following these statements, the Russian Federation started exercises on the use of tactical nuclear weapons. (Translation: DeepL + Grammarly)

French Ambassador "Warned" By Russia (Hal Turner)(Updates 05/07/24)
Nuclear weapons drills a response to ‘escalation’ – Kremlin (RT.com)
‘Russia’s Not Bluffing’: Tactical Nuke Drills are Deafening Warning to NATO to Stay Out of Ukraine (Ilya Tsukanov)
Signal to NATO Powers ‘Playing War in Ukraine’: Why Russia is Drilling Its Tactical Nuclear Forces (Ilya Tsukanov)

Kyiv given the green light for NATO weapons attacks on the Russian mainland (War News 24/7) | NATO member countries, including Britain, have given the green light to Ukraine to strike the Kerch Bridge and other strategic targets inside Russia with Western-origin long-strike weapons. This is the first time since the war began that NATO member countries such as Britain-Estonia-Lithuania have openly threatened Moscow with striking the Russian mainland in an attempt to break the last Russian "red line". This is the information that War News 24/7 revealed a few days ago.  The last ten days have seen a rapid escalation between NATO and Russia. Lithuania's ambassador to Sweden, Linas Linkevičius, has hinted that there is an imminent attack on the Crimean Bridge by making a post on the social network X (formerly Twitter). He even posted a collage with a picture of the bridge and a picture of a missile fired at it. He accompanied the photo with the caption: "If someone didn't get a chance to take a photo on the Crimean Bridge, there is still time," he said. Dmitry Polyansky, Russia's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, responded by saying:

💬 "It seems that (Polish Foreign Minister) Radosław Sikorski's infamous tweet about sabotage on Nord Stream, which he later timidly deleted, inspires the submissive Baltic-American dogs. They are barking desperately now, but they will cry later, when the Day of Judgement comes they will repent for all these mistakes." (Translation: DeepL + Grammarly)


Permalink US-NATO Chinook Helicopters inside Ukraine Air Space Near Odessa

Video (paywall) shows two US/NATO Chinook (Double-prop) Helicopters, flying about 100 feet above the waters of the Black Sea, INSIDE Ukrainian air space, near Odessa.  It is important to realize that what you're seeing is the US/NATO operating in an area where they are considered a legitimate military target by Russia!  It is also important to point out the long air-refueling pipe protruding from the front of both helicopters indicates these are MH-47G helicopters; for "SPECIAL FORCES."

Nuclear weapons drills a response to ‘escalation’ – Kremlin (RT.com)
French Foreign Ministry denies France sent troops to Ukraine (TASS)
US not to send troops to Ukraine — Department of State spokesman (TASS)
France Sends Combat Troops into Ukraine [?] (Hal Turner)(05/05/24)
‘Russia’s Not Bluffing’: Tactical Nuke Drills are Deafening Warning to NATO to Stay Out of Ukraine (Ilya Tsukanov)
Signal to NATO Powers ‘Playing War in Ukraine’: Why Russia is Drilling Its Tactical Nuclear Forces (Ilya Tsukanov)

Russian paratroopers killed French and German soldiers in Chasov Yar — A "signal" was sent for the deployment of NATO forces Russian paratroopers late last night informed Russia's Supreme Military Command that during fighting in Chasov Yar, they engaged and killed seven French soldiers of the Foreign Legion and an undetermined number of Germans. Russian casualties are not mentioned.  Paratroopers and Spetsnaz forces that had penetrated deep into Ukrainian defensive fortifications reaching the Seversky Donets - Donbas canal were clear: "NATO forces have gathered in the area. They are not mercenaries, they are regular NATO troops! This is one of the two reasons why Putin this morning ordered the Southern Military District to prepare for the use of tactical nuclear weapons. (Translation: DeepL + Grammarly)


Permalink Ukrainians are God’s chosen people – Zelensky

Amid nationwide persecution of Orthodox Christians, the Ukrainian president claimed that God is his nation’s “ally” | Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has proclaimed that God is an “ally” of Ukraine in the conflict with Russia. Despite his invoking of the Almighty, Zelensky has led a crackdown on the Orthodox Church for the last two years.  As Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday, Zelensky released a video address from Kiev’s Saint Sophia Cathedral, in which he accused Russia of “breaking all the commandments.” [...] Zelensky’s appeal to Christians came as Ukraine’s parliament examines legislation that would close down the country’s largest Christian church, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). While the law has sat in parliament for months, Zelensky’s government has moved to restrict the Church’s activity since the conflict began in 2022.

Moscow ridicules Zelensky’s claim about God and Ukraine (RT.com)
Multiple dead in Ukrainian drone raid on Belgorod Region (RT.com)


05/05/24

Permalink France Sends Combat Troops into Ukraine [?]

France has sent its first troops officially to Ukraine. They have been deployed in support of the Ukrainian 54th Independent Mechanized Brigade in Slavyansk. The French soldiers are drawn from France’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, which is one of the main elements of France’s Foreign Legion (Légion étrangère). | These troops are being posted directly in a hot combat area and are intended to help the Ukrainians resist Russian advances in Donbas. The first 100 are artillery and surveillance specialists. For months French President Emanuel Macron has been threatening to send French troops to Ukraine. He has found little or no support from NATO countries outside of support from Poland and the Baltic States. Allegedly the US opposes sending NATO soldiers to Ukraine (other than as advisors).  One of the questions to immediately arise from France’s decision to send soldiers from its 3rd Infantry Regiment is whether this crosses the Russian red line on NATO involvement in Ukraine? Will the Russians see this as initiating a wider war beyond Ukraine’s borders?  A key question is how NATO will react to the French decision to deploy. As France is acting on its own without NATO’s backing, the French cannot claim support from NATO under its famous Article 5, the collective security component of the NATO Treaty.

French Foreign Ministry denies France sent troops to Ukraine (TASS)
Nuclear weapons drills a response to ‘escalation’ – Kremlin (RT.com)


Permalink Hand of Soros: Georgian Prime Minister Denounces US Color Revolution Tactics

John Miles | The leader of the country of Georgia has criticized US efforts to interfere in the country dating back several years. | A major scandal emerged in 2016 over the disproven conspiracy theory of Russian interference in the United States presidential election. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Americans were told, had spent vast sums of money to influence the outcome of the vote via social media. According to the conspiracy’s most dedicated adherents, US democracy had been near-fatally wounded by the pernicious meddling of a hostile foreign power.  What adherents of the unfounded Russiagate narrative failed to acknowledge is that the United States is guilty of precisely the same type of political interference it accuses others of, and on a far larger scale.

USAID, DoS, CIA Begin Structured Color Revolution on Russia’s Border in Georgia (05/03/24)


Permalink 👉 Russian forces carry out 25 group strikes at energy, military industrial facilities

The Russian Defense Ministry noted that the strikes also hit temporary deployment locations of Ukrainian neo-Nazi militias and foreign mercenaries, as well as concentrations of military vehicles | In the past 7 days, the Russian Armed Forces carried out 25 group strikes via precision weapons and drones, hitting Ukrainian energy and transportation infrastructure facilities and Ukrainian military-industrial complex enterprises, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

  "Between April 28 and May 4, in response to the Kyiv regime’s attempts to inflict damage to Russian energy and industrial facilities, the Russian Armed Forces carried out 25 group strikes via precision weapons and drones, hitting Ukrainian energy and transportation infrastructure facilities, military-industrial complex enterprises, missile and ammunition storage areas, as well as unmanned speedboats and drone manufacturing workshops," the ministry said.   The ministry noted that the strikes also hit temporary deployment locations of Ukrainian neo-Nazi militias and foreign mercenaries, as well as concentrations of military vehicles.


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