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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:28 pm    Post subject:

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(Ukrainian Defense Minister: Written military orders were recovered from dead Russian officer)

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In an exclusive interview, Ukraine's Defense Minister tells CNN's Matthew Chance about the state of his country and how US officials assured him military aid against Russia "will never stop."
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:23 am    Post subject:

CNN
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(Hear ex-CIA director's prediction about who will win in Ukraine)

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David Petraeus, retired US Army general and former CIA Director, discusses where the war in Ukraine stands now and who will win.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:51 am    Post subject:

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‘In public there are only jingoistic voices’
How Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to divide Putin’s elites
10:29 am, June 17, 2022

Nearly four months into Moscow’s all-out war against Ukraine, Russian troops are making relative gains in the Donbas. By all appearances, however, the Kremlin has failed to realize the invasion’s original goals. And peace talks with Kyiv have ground to a halt. Meanwhile, back in Moscow, Russian elites have splintered into three camps — a “peace party,” a “war party,” and a “silent party” that somehow includes heavyweights like Moscow’s mayor and the prime minister. Meduza’s special correspondent Andrey Pertsev reports.

There are still a fair number of people among the Russian elite who support ending the war against Ukraine. According to three sources close to the Putin administration and one source close to the Cabinet, this “peace party” is currently hoping for Moscow and Kyiv to return to the negotiating table — despite the fact that talks have been virtually frozen since early April.

Prominent members of the “peace party” include VTB Bank CEO Andrey Kostin, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov, and Sberbank CEO Herman Gref, Meduza’s sources said. Two sources also noted that this group’s position aligns with that of brothers Mikhail and Yury Kovalchuk, who are said to be members of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

These five members of the “peace party” have all come under a variety of international sanctions following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. But their hope is that some sanctions would be lifted if peace talks resumed, allowing Russia to re-enter international finance and tech markets.

That said, the two sources close to the Putin administration stressed that the “peace party” is in no way a united front, and that its members aren’t making any joint efforts to lobby for diplomatic negotiations: “All they have is a common understanding that the ‘special operation’ needs to end as soon as possible and [that they need] to look for some common ground in the West.”

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In early June, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin visited Luhansk and held talks with Leonid Pasechnik, the head of the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” (Moscow announced its “patronage” over both Luhansk and Donetsk at the end of May). However, according to two sources close to the Putin administration, the Moscow mayor “didn’t have a burning desire” to visit the LNR: “Sobyanin doesn’t want to associate himself with this, he tries to act like ‘I handle Moscow — the rest is none of my business.’ He had to be forced [to go] to Luhansk. Putin advised him to go, after that Sobyanin gave in.” Sergey Sobyanin and Mikhail Mishustin did not respond to Meduza’s questions prior to publication.

For the time being, the president's support has the “war party” advocating for a push to seize as much Ukrainian territory as possible. While the “peace party” has faith in the “pragmatic attitude” of Western countries and the Ukrainian authorities, who, Kremlin officials believe, may sacrifice the Donbas for the sake of peace. Kyiv officially rejects the possibility of any such agreement with Russia.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:28 am    Post subject:

If we still give Israel 9 billion per year is it possible they skip a year and let us give it to Ukraine?

I know it is isn't all cash and is tied to defense purchases etc.. just wondering..

Just read we have already promised like 5.6 Billion in aid to Ukraine..
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Do we have hacking potential to takeover a missile midflight and reroute it to its orignal launch point?
Or at least with whatever AWACS is now.. immediately find its launch point via heat signal tracing?

Get some drones with advanced jet propulsion hybridized in with whatever is common now

20 years in Iraq/Afghanistan and no Mass Graves found caused by Americans
A few weeks to a month in and Russia had slaughtered enough civilians Ukraine had to dig trenches to bury the dead so Cholera wouldn't break out

How did Humanity become so separate and afraid?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:23 am    Post subject:

BBC News
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(Russia blockading Ukrainian grain is a 'real war crime' says EU - BBC News)

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Russia's blockade of millions of tonnes of Ukrainian grain is a "real war crime", says EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

Western countries have demanded Russia stop blockading Ukraine's Black Sea ports and allow vast stores of grain to reach world markets.

The blockade has sparked warnings that tens of millions of people are at risk of famine and has sent food prices soaring.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:28 am    Post subject:

CNN
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(Daughter of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny speaks out)

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Dasha Navalnaya, the daughter of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, speaks with CNN's Jim Sciutto about the conditions her father faces after he was transferred to a maximum-security prison.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:13 pm    Post subject:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/nobel-sold-ukrainian-kids-shatters-record-1035m-rcna34466


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Nobel Peace Prize winner Dmitry Muratov, center, the editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, auctioned off his 23-carat gold Nobel medal for a winning bid of $103.5 million Monday in New York City, with the proceeds going to UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts to support children and families forced to flee Ukraine and those internally displaced.

It was Muratov’s idea to auction off his prize, having already announced he was donating the accompanying $500,000 cash award to charity.

Muratov has said the proceeds will go directly to UNICEF in its efforts to help children displaced by the war in Ukraine. Just minutes after bidding ended, UNICEF told the auction house it had already received the funds.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:18 am    Post subject:

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
Do we have hacking potential to takeover a missile midflight and reroute it to its orignal launch point?
Or at least with whatever AWACS is now.. immediately find its launch point via heat signal tracing?

Get some drones with advanced jet propulsion hybridized in with whatever is common now

20 years in Iraq/Afghanistan and no Mass Graves found caused by Americans
A few weeks to a month in and Russia had slaughtered enough civilians Ukraine had to dig trenches to bury the dead so Cholera wouldn't break out

How did Humanity become so separate and afraid?


We've had the ability to immediately detect launch points of missiles and artillery for decades. IIRC, we've been sharing that with the Ukrainians from the start of the war.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:22 am    Post subject:

Dr. Laker wrote:
ContagiousInspiration wrote:
Do we have hacking potential to takeover a missile midflight and reroute it to its orignal launch point?
Or at least with whatever AWACS is now.. immediately find its launch point via heat signal tracing?

Get some drones with advanced jet propulsion hybridized in with whatever is common now

20 years in Iraq/Afghanistan and no Mass Graves found caused by Americans
A few weeks to a month in and Russia had slaughtered enough civilians Ukraine had to dig trenches to bury the dead so Cholera wouldn't break out

How did Humanity become so separate and afraid?


We've had the ability to immediately detect launch points of missiles and artillery for decades. IIRC, we've been sharing that with the Ukrainians from the start of the war.


Yeah, the entire purpose of the new weapons systems we are sending them is the ability to hit those targets deeper and faster. Right now Russia is willing to trade artillery pieces for land because they have so many, launching 10-15 times the shells and more at times.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:04 am    Post subject:

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The ‘LLC Invest’ connection

Meduza and OCCRP uncover ‘network’ of companies holding $4.5 billion in assets linked to Vladimir Putin

8:06 am, June 20, 2022

Vladimir Putin is undoubtedly a very rich man. Journalists and anti-corruption activists have linked him to a luxurious palace on the Black Sea, surrounding vineyards, the Igora Ski Resort, and Villa Sellgren north of St. Petersburg. But documents evidencing Putin’s ownership of these assets have proven impossible to find.

Indeed, after each major investigation, one of Putin’s old friends has stepped forward to claim the assets linked to the Russian president as their own. Putin’s billionaire buddy Arkady Rotenberg, for example, claimed to own the lavish residence on the Black Sea, whereas the villa north of St. Petersburg is owned by Sergey Rudnov, the son of Putin’s old friend Oleg Rudnov, who died in 2015.

However, all of these assets linked to Putin have at least one thing in common: they are formally registered to companies and nonprofits that are secretly connected by technical infrastructure under the email domain LLCInvest.ru.

Reporters from the Russian weekly newspaper Sobesednik first linked this email domain to a network of nonprofits founded by Putin’s friends back in 2017. Now, Meduza and OCCRP have found dozens of companies and nonprofits whose staff and owners also use email addresses on this mysterious domain. What’s more, these interconnected entities hold assets worth at least $4.5 billion in total.

LLCinvest.ru is hosted by Moskomsvyaz — an IT company closely linked to Bank Rossiya (also known as “Putin’s bank”). A large cache of Moskomsvyaz email metadata leaked to Meduza and OCCRP revealed that managers, owners, and employees of these seemingly unrelated companies regularly discussed common business using email addresses on this domain.

In total, Meduza and OCCRP managed to identify 86 companies and nonprofits that appear to be part of the LLCInvest network. Together, they hold at least $4.5 billion in assets, including mansions, business jets, yachts, and bank accounts containing huge sums of cash.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:06 am    Post subject:

BBC News
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(Russia has 'almost captured' city of Severodonetsk in Ukraine - BBC News)

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Russian forces have almost captured the key city of Severodonetsk, a senior Ukrainian official said.

Capturing the city has been a top military goal for Russia and a key battle ground in the fight in the Donbas region.

Thousands of civilians are trapped with many of them sheltering in bunkers beneath the city's Azot chemical plant and essential supplies are running out, the United Nations has warned.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:13 pm    Post subject:

BBC News
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(Half Russian separatist force in Ukraine 'dead or wounded' - BBC News)

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Russian and Russian-backed separatist forces in the Donetsk region of Ukraine have suffered heavy casualties, according to UK intelligence officials.

They estimate the Donetsk militia alone has lost 55% of its original force.

UK military intelligence said Russia was very likely aiming to deploy a large number of reserve units to Ukraine's eastern Donbas, which is made up of Donetsk and Luhansk.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:30 am    Post subject:

So Zoolander went to meet Zelensky last week.. I just read why
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-06-21/ben-stiller-ukraine-volodymyr-zelensky-interview



Ben Stiller is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency.. Good on you Ben!
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To celebrate the actor’s commitment to the UN Refugee Agency and the people it serves, we are shouting out the top five ways he has stepped up in solidarity with refugees.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:58 am    Post subject:

So it's now four months in. Ukraine is withdrawing from yet another key city and there's no end in sight . . .
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:52 am    Post subject:

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So it's now four months in. Ukraine is withdrawing from yet another key city and there's no end in sight . . .

The war is slowly going Putin's way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:00 pm    Post subject:

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So it's now four months in. Ukraine is withdrawing from yet another key city and there's no end in sight . . .

The war is slowly going Putin's way.


He is willing to murder 100000 of his own people so he can steal natural resources
The whole world prays daily for Putin's death
He is never going to be safe again in public
Hopefully a Ukrainian child kills him for what he did to it's mother and father
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:51 pm    Post subject:

BBC News
https://youtu.be/1m007HfP0hI
(Inside the secret training bases for foreign soldiers fighting for Ukraine - BBC News)

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Thousands of foreign fighters have joined Ukrainian armed forces since Russia invaded the country in February.

BBC correspondent Olga Malchevska gained access to a secret training camp, the International Legion of Territorial Defence of Ukraine, for those arriving in the country to fight.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:26 am    Post subject:

CNN
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(Russian missiles hit Kyiv as world leaders meet)

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Russia targeted the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv with a series of missile attacks Sunday, as leaders of the G7 nations gather in Germany for the first day of their annual summit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:59 am    Post subject:

CNN
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(Is Putin winning? Hear secretary of state's response)

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discusses Putin's invasion of Ukraine and where the war stands now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:31 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
So it's now four months in. Ukraine is withdrawing from yet another key city and there's no end in sight . . .

The war is slowly going Putin's way.


Slowly means Putin has lost. Russia likely goes bankrupt by the end of the year. Sanctions will only get worse. Russia will become a bigger version of North Korea if the war last 2 years.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:53 am    Post subject:

Horrible.

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Ukrainian President Zelensky says over 1,000 people were inside a mall in Kremenchuk when a Russian missile hit. "The number of victims is impossible to imagine," Zelensky says.

https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1541433742488657920?t=whoG_G3AXJwXC54KYUw5Dg&s=19
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Dr. Laker wrote:
jodeke wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
So it's now four months in. Ukraine is withdrawing from yet another key city and there's no end in sight . . .

The war is slowly going Putin's way.


Slowly means Putin has lost. Russia likely goes bankrupt by the end of the year. Sanctions will only get worse. Russia will become a bigger version of North Korea if the war last 2 years.


Kinda like Russia would not be able to fight after another 10 days back in March?

If it goes another 2 years, there won't be much of Ukraine left to celebrate their "victory".
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:09 am    Post subject:

Russia is starting to default on its debts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:11 am    Post subject:

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Russia is starting to default on its debts.


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Russia defaults on foreign debt for first time in more than a century

The Kremlin, which has the money to make payments thanks to oil and gas revenues, swiftly rejected the claims, and has accused the West of driving it into an artificial default.

Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, as sweeping sanctions over its war in Ukraine effectively cut the country off from the global financial system and rendered its assets untouchable to many investors.

Russia faced a deadline of Sunday night to meet a 30-day grace period on interest payments originally due May 27. Some bondholders said they had not received the overdue interest on Monday following the expiry of the key payment deadline.

The Kremlin, which has the money to make payments thanks to oil and gas revenues, swiftly rejected the claims, and has accused the West of driving it into an artificial default.

The U.S. Treasury Department ended Russia’s ability to pay its billions in debt back to international investors through U.S. banks earlier this year. A Treasury Department spokesperson told Reuters at the time that the action was meant to force Russia to draw down its domestic dollar reserves to further curtail its spending on its war against Ukraine.

Russia says any default is artificial because it has the money to pay its debts but sanctions have frozen its foreign currency reserves held abroad.

Russia’s finance ministry said it made the payments to its onshore National Settlement Depository (NSD) in euros and dollars, adding it had fulfilled obligations.
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