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May 03, 2022

Ukraine Open Thread 2022-59

Only news & views related to the Ukraine conflict ...

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British Soldier tells the gruesome truth about the people fighting for Ukraine and he meantions war crimes

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIacAIqN6QU

Posted by: Dean Oneil | May 3 2022 16:49 utc | 1

it seems russia is bombing the metal plant in mariupol again...

Posted by: james | May 3 2022 17:04 utc | 2

Going along with the prior week's discussion about the origins of WW2, revisionism, "who started it?" I see now we have the Catholic Pope admitting that NATO antagonized Russia with regards to its current mission in the Borderlands.

Oh man, first Roe v. Wade potentially being overturned and now the Pope signalling the west's culpability in starting this war.

With trepidation, I say what a wonderful day it is to be a Catholic. And anti-Empire! I will take back all the bad things I have said about you, Francis!

God willing!

Posted by: NemesisCalling | May 3 2022 17:05 utc | 3

Russia would bomb it as long as there is something/someones to bomb. Not muc hof a news actually

Posted by: Arioch | May 3 2022 17:10 utc | 4

Posted by: Dean Oneil | May 3 2022 16:49 utc | 1

So the British murderer asks to be forgiven and let go home. I have this bad feeling that he's not going to spend much time in jail. After WW2 several of the worst Nazis was let out after merely 10 years.

And regarding the Canadian general, I fear he'll be home for Christmas. If he's not, expect the Empire to incarcerate a random Russian or two and make a trade.

Posted by: Sarmat | May 3 2022 17:12 utc | 5

¿La guerra ha terminado?

Posted by: Felipe | May 3 2022 17:14 utc | 6

Unconfirmed rumour: a Canadian General who brew bio-weapons was captured.
https://m.vz.ru/news/2022/5/2/1156659.html

Posted by: Arioch | May 3 2022 17:43 utc | 7

https://t.me/intelslava/27738

— 5 Missiles reportedly landed in Lviv, Western Ukraine, near the Polish-Ukrainian border
— Reports of a massive wave of Missile Strikes in almost all Ukrainian Territories

— Reports from Ukrainian Media Channels say that almost every major provincial capital in Central and Western Ukraine is being hit by Cruise and Ballistic Missiles right now

— Video published by an Ukrainian Media channel shows a Kalibr cruise missile flying over Lviv, Western Ukraine minutes ago

— Video from Cherkasy region shows a Kalibr cruise missile flying towards Vinnitsa, Central Ukraine

Eyewitnesses say that the rockets passed by the region in the direction of Kiev

Posted by: Norwegian | May 3 2022 18:04 utc | 8

It doesn't really matter who you vote for. Take a look at England.

One year England votes socialist, and gets a socialist government. Bush says to Blair: to Iraq. And we go to war with Iraq.

Another year England votes conservative (US readers: in England 'conservative' is the local brand name of the republicans) and gets a conservative government. And Biden says to Johnson: to Russia. And off we go, to war with Russia.

Voting is about as useful as pushing on a string.

Posted by: Passerby | May 3 2022 18:06 utc | 9

Ceasefire and evacuation corridors at Mariupol on hold as fighting resumes.


"Fighting has resumed at the Azovstal plant in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, several media outlets reported on Tuesday, with footage circulating on social media featuring plumes of smoke billowing from the steelworks. The escalation appears to put an end to the evacuation ceasefire declared earlier by Russian forces.

The Donetsk People’s Republic accused the Ukrainian military and members of the neo-Nazi Azov regiment holed up at the industrial facility of taking advantage of the evacuation ceasefire and using the lull in the fighting to change positions."

Posted by: Republicofscotland | May 3 2022 18:07 utc | 10

Passerby (8).

England hasn't voted for a socialist government since 2005, and even then it was a champagne socialist government under Blair.

England has voted Tory (Conservative) ever since, in 2019 they had a chance to vote in a real socialist in Jeremy Corbyn, but a concerted attack on him by the media (much like the anti-Russian rhetoric that's consumed the West) smeared him, and even ex-mining villages and towns that Thatcher destroyed voted for the Tories (Boris Johnson).

Posted by: Republicofscotland | May 3 2022 18:14 utc | 11

Re: Azovstal- Well then I guess it's biznuss time! I certainly hope all the civilians got out, because its going to get ugly. Who knows what they have brewing down there. Would be handy if they were able to capture some of the NATO brass. But by all means, man those firing positions and go all the way which is what it seems they intend to do.

Posted by: Chevrus | May 3 2022 18:15 utc | 12

Captured/surrendered Ukrainian troops provide intel to Russian forces.

"Russia is holding about 2,000 Ukrainian servicemen “who have voluntarily laid down their arms,” including five brigade commanders who “were fighting against the Donbass population,” the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin announced on Tuesday.

In an interview with RT, Bastrykin said that investigators were working with prisoners of war and were getting “many details about the circumstances of the Ukrainian regime’s crimes.”

“Everyone sees that Ukrainian servicemen, no matter how it sounds in the Western media and propagandist social media, prefer to surrender when a good opportunity arises. They understand the futility of resistance,” Bastrykin claimed.

The testimonies of those captured have provided the Russian authorities with information about the Ukrainian forces’ work with foreign advisors, as well as about foreign mercenaries, the Investigative Committee’s head revealed."

Posted by: Republicofscotland | May 3 2022 18:21 utc | 13

On the thread “Why Shouldn't Russia Threaten US Carriers?” Republicofscotland posted the following comment at #130: I replied to it there, very late in the day, as I still try to read every posting here on this site. So, I’m reposting my response on this thread and hope it will be read here:

Somehow, I always get further and further behind…

Republicofscotland wrote:

"While multiple European leaders have publicly proclaimed they won’t buy Russian gas in rubles as Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded, 10 EU countries are technically going along with Putin’s plan…”

* * *

Of course, they are. What these countries “publicly proclaim” and the reality on the ground are clearly diametrically opposed. The main thing is that they get their gas/oil because if they don’t their economies will come to a screeching standstill. Case in point is Germany.

However, what struck me in particular, with regard to Republicofscotland’s comment, was the “selbstverständlichkeit” or “matter of factness” with which the European Union has clearly allowed itself to be subjugated by the likes of Britain and the U.S. (who are NOT members of the EU) and are now dictating EU foreign policy, its military policies, economic policies and its strategic energy policies.

As a citizen of the EU, I have to ask myself how this can be the case, as it certainly isn’t happening in my name and we, the citizens of the EU, were never even included in the decision making process which predicated and has led to the current fiasco.

This is another “red line” that both Britain and the U.S. have crossed without considering the consequences. Accordingly, although it will presumably be considered “inappropriate” by some, the time may have come to openly state that both Britain and the U.S. should be thrown permanently out of the EU and that we should reassert our rights, as sovereign nations, to determine out own foreign, military, economic and energy related policies.

In other words, Get out. Stay out. And don’t fuc*ing ever come back.

Cheers!

GreyRaven

Posted by: GreyRaven | May 3 2022 18:22 utc | 14

Bad, very bad, really very bad.

https://mobile.twitter.com/PezntJournalist/status/1521501721352192001

Posted by: Roberto | May 3 2022 18:23 utc | 15

Sarmat @4--

Those Nazis were freed by a clandestine US Nazi who was part of the State Department and an administrator of the German zone controlled by the US who also commuted several death sentences after which those freed were clandestinely taken to the USA, provided citizenship and employment. At the moment I can't recall his name or recall where I read that info, but he was part of a larger US operation that began in 1944 to recruit Nazis for future employment against the USSR and staffing for the nascent CIA.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 18:27 utc | 16

Good question from Imran Khan

https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1521085880823431170
My question for the Biden Administration: By indulging in a regime change conspiracy to remove a democratically elected PM of a country of over 220 mn people to bring in a puppet PM, do you think you have lessened or increased anti-American sentiment in Pakistan?

Posted by: Norwegian | May 3 2022 18:29 utc | 17

An attack on Transnistra foiled.


"A weaponized cargo drone was intercepted overnight near a large telecom center located in the village of Mayak, the Interior Ministry of the self-proclaimed republic of Transnistria said on Tuesday.

The intercepted drone appeared to be a home-made contraption, jury-rigged from different parts, the ministry said.

“The drone with a diameter of one and a half meters was assembled from various components. The equipment was so powerful it could move loads of up to 20 kilograms to a distance of some 30 kilometers from the operator who controlled it,” it added.

The drone carried a canister containing “unknown brown liquid” and a small barrel containing two kilograms of plastic explosives with radio detonators attached. Imagery released by the Transnistrian authorities suggest the drone was also fitted with a payload release system to drop its deadly cargo."

Posted by: Republicofscotland | May 3 2022 18:29 utc | 18

Arioch | May 3 2022 17:43 utc | 6

(Yandex translate from French)
"On June 24, 2019, Cadieu is appointed director of staff, strategic kingdom (Strategic Join Staff)11 of which the aspect information is essential to conduct strategic analysis."
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Cadieu

I doubt he had much to do with bio weapons. Most likely to do with strategy in the planed war against the republics and Russia. I see the first reports of him resigning was after all rescue attempts had failed and the end was inevitable.
The investigation on the 'sexual misconduct' charges seemed genuine as there is media reports from that time frame and prevented his rise to top job. With that promotion out, he may well have been offered the job of running the war in Ukraine or at least Nato's main person on the ground there.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 18:41 utc | 19

@Passerby 8

Are you seriously claiming that Blair’s New Labour government was socialist? That’s factually wrong. When Margaret Thatcher was asked what her greatest achievement is she answered “Tony Blair.”

Labour since Blair is Tory Lite. Even Corbyn wasn’t a socialist, he’s a social democrat. There are no socialist political parties in the west. ‘Left’ in today’s mainstream parlance means neoliberal (i.e. government propping up a market society).

What prior to the mid-90s was considered run-of-the-mill social democracy is today referred to as the ‘radical left’. The political spectrum has lurched significantly to the right since then.

Posted by: Antiwar Dinosaur | May 3 2022 18:41 utc | 20

Good read:

"Putin’s old-fashioned 19th century liberal beliefs are no match for Washington’s 21st century Satanism.
Putin’s old-fashioned beliefs make him and his country sitting ducks for Washington."

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2022/05/01/putins-liberalism-means-a-wider-war-is-in-the-cards/

Posted by: Hannibal | May 3 2022 18:50 utc | 21

Roberto @14--

There's a problem with your source; it doesn't provide the entire text of the cited article. Here's what was omitted--the most critical section:

"Putin emphasized that when working on such sensitive regulations, it is necessary to take into account all the nuances and life situations. 'I ask the government, together with the State Duma, the Federation Council, employers' associations, entrepreneurs, civil society, to finalize the law on the use of vaccination certificates in public places, to take into account all the issues that concern our citizens,' Putin set the task." [My Emphasis]

Your source also omitted that fact that the initial Duma bill was withdrawn:

"'I will dwell on a topic that affects all sectors of the economy, and most importantly, all citizens of the country. We are talking about the use of so-called vaccination certificates. As you know, the bill, according to which it was planned to establish mandatory requirements for such a certificate on transport, on an airplane or train, was withdrawn from consideration by the State Duma.'"

And I'll bet if I find the transcript of the plenary session of the anniversary XXX Congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs where Putin's statement was made, that I'll find even more crucial material that was omitted. Here's the remainder of that discussion omitted by your source and by TASS:

In this regard, I instruct the Government, together with the State Duma, the Federation Council, employers' associations and representatives of civil society, to finalize the law on the use of vaccination certificates in public places, to take into account all the issues that concern our citizens. The law should be clear, precise and understandable.

I would like to add that before any changes are adopted, our colleagues from the Government must ensure full technological readiness for the certificate system. It should work reliably to protect the health of citizens, and not create unnecessary difficulties for them.

But I cannot end this passage on such a note expected by some public organizations and figures. Not for moral reasons, nor because of their official duties. Because the situation in the fight against coronavirus remains very serious and tense.

Look, we recently had 41,000 cases a day. Today it is 26-28 thousand. It seems to be a reduction of almost half. But that's a lot for us. Mortality has grown in the country. To a large extent, this has to do with Covid in one way or another. Not because someone is hiding something, it is even impossible to calculate these consequences. And look at what is happening in relatively prosperous countries, I mean the spread of the so-called new omicron strain. The consequences are still unclear. Some researchers say that this is a milder form, while others talk about the possible serious consequences after people get sick with it. The number of children sick with coronavirus has increased sharply, and with serious consequences. We just have to know.

And in relatively prosperous countries in terms of protecting people's health, what happens? In the Federal Republic, as far as I can see, oddly enough, firstly, the vaccination rate is quite low compared to other European countries, and then, now, they have already begun to talk about the fact that there are not even enough vaccines for revaccination, a booster. By the way, our Sputnik V – as it seems today, experts will give a final assessment within a week – is working well, perhaps even more effectively in combating Omicron than other vaccines used in the world. Within the next few days, experts will give a final assessment, but it seems that this is the case.

In this regard, of course, we can even share the drugs we already have, I mean for booster vaccination, including for European countries. Unless, of course, they have such a need and desire. Of course, we need to work more actively and more substantively with the World Health Organisation, listen to their recommendations, to the recommendations of specialists.

But once again I will return to the European countries. The UK – 67.2 million people now have a population. We have 146. As I have already said, we have 26,000-28,000 people a day getting sick, and in the UK, according to their official figures, 88,000. The population is almost two times smaller, and the number of cases is three times more.

Why am I saying this now? On the nose of the New Year holidays, the movement will be very large. Some enterprises, your enterprises are enterprises of a full, non-stop cycle, will work on holidays. I would like to address you and remind all our citizens once again: of course, the New Year holidays are a special period in the life of every person, every family, and I want to meet with our loved ones and talk. The New Year's holiday always causes some positive, fabulous expectations for the future. And this is good, and it should, of course, be noted. But we need to listen to all the recommendations of specialists and follow them if we want to have a really happy future. This is a serious matter.

We know how: after the first toast, everyone already forgets about all sorts of precautions. That's not the case today. We need to take a close look at these recommendations and do everything in order to comply with them.

As I have already said, We are ready to provide Sputnik Light for those countries that would like to use it for booster vaccination, we have accumulated enough space for us to share with other countries.

By the way, our specialists, as you know, are now working in the Republic of South Africa, and I would like to thank our colleagues from South Africa for receiving a delegation of our specialists. They, together with colleagues from South Africa, are studying the features of this strain. By the way, 75 percent of cases in South Africa are just those who fell ill with a new strain of "omicron".

There we go. I have just mentioned one separate bill. But the requirements of high quality and clarity apply to all our legislative and legislative activities, to regulatory practice. This is important for every person, and this is the most important condition for the growth of business and investment activity in the country.

With your direct participation, we have already done a lot to improve both legislation and law enforcement practice. But of course, there are still many problems. I'm sure you're still facing this. But life is complicated and diverse, as they say in such cases, we will have time to talk a little more and exchange views on the practice of applying what has been developed, and perhaps on those issues that need to be regulated by law.

Therefore, of course, we will continue this work together with you, to use and fine-tune the best international and domestic practices to support investment activity and private initiatives.

Why the long discussion? IMO, the bill is opposed by business and wider public. I did a search to see if the Duma ever passed a rewritten version of the bill and found nothing. So your attempt at smearing Putin as a secret Globalist failed yet again. But then trolls can't disobey their orders and must continue their efforts.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 19:02 utc | 22

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 18:27 utc | 15

I guess you're referring to those involved with the Gehlen network. There were some unsavory people there, Klaus Barbie, Emil Augsburg, etc. I came across this little article:

https://ips-dc.org/the_cias_worst-kept_secret_newly_declassified_files_confirm_united_states_collaboration_with_nazis/

"Many Nazi criminals “received light punishment, no punishment at all, or received compensation because Western spy agencies considered them useful assets in the cold war,” the IWG team stated after releasing 18,000 pages of redacted CIA material. "

Posted by: Sarmat | May 3 2022 19:06 utc | 23


Posted by: Norwegian | May 3 2022 18:29 utc | 16....

"Good question from Imran Khan
My question for the Biden Administration: By indulging in a regime change conspiracy to remove a democratically elected PM of a country of over 220 mn people to bring in a puppet PM, do you think you have lessened or increased anti-American sentiment in Pakistan"?

Thanks for posting Imran Khan's view. Seems many others countries are coming to the same conclusions. The hypocritical exceptionalists ignore them at their peril:

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/05/02/these-countries-are-willing-to-risk-us-ire-over-russia-ukraine/

Posted by: Paul | May 3 2022 19:10 utc | 24

I have been following the course of the war via a dozen telegram channels.

I do not feel that the precision of Russian missiles and artillery is appreciated.

Today's cruise missile attack is a case in point. Targets over 1000 km away were destroyed via cruise missiles, which hit their intended target(s) and destroyed them.

Artillery, guided by laser designator, fielded on a mini-drone, hits pill boxes, and bunkers from 40 km away.

No longer is wheel to wheel artillery required. A much smaller number of tubes does the job.

INDY

Posted by: Dr. George W Oprisko | May 3 2022 19:18 utc | 25

MoA software is blocking comments with Kremlin website URLs, which makes my refutation of the concern troll @14 difficult. So, I'll cut out the URL and the text it provides, and barflies will just need to just what I write.

Roberto @14--

There's a problem with your source; it doesn't provide the entire text of the cited article. Here's what was omitted--the most critical section:

"Putin emphasized that when working on such sensitive regulations, it is necessary to take into account all the nuances and life situations. 'I ask the government, together with the State Duma, the Federation Council, employers' associations, entrepreneurs, civil society, to finalize the law on the use of vaccination certificates in public places, to take into account all the issues that concern our citizens,' Putin set the task." [My Emphasis]

Your source also omitted that fact that the initial Duma bill was withdrawn:

"'I will dwell on a topic that affects all sectors of the economy, and most importantly, all citizens of the country. We are talking about the use of so-called vaccination certificates. As you know, the bill, according to which it was planned to establish mandatory requirements for such a certificate on transport, on an airplane or train, was withdrawn from consideration by the State Duma.'"

And I'll bet when I find the transcript of the plenary session of the anniversary XXX Congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs where Putin's statement was made, that I'll find even more crucial material that was omitted. And it was 16 paragraphs worth of additional discussion by Putin dealing with the bill's merits. Why the long discussion? IMO, the bill is opposed by business and wider public. I did a search to see if the Duma ever passed a rewritten version of the bill and found nothing. So your attempt at smearing Putin as a secret Globalist failed yet again. But then trolls can't disobey their orders and must continue their efforts.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 19:24 utc | 26

A view from China that supports my previous assertion that this Russian (with his half-swastika Z) is definitely not in the same league as myself. A mere inferior copycat.

Now I am pleased to see (which is why I high tailed it over here from Hades) that even the Chinese intellectuals agree.

https://www.readingthechinadream.com/qin-hui-ukraine-3.html

What is interesting is that the West, as part of their appeasement efforts, has consistently attempted to separate Putin’s 24-day blatant assault on Ukraine from his previous local aggression against Crimea and Donbass, so that their earlier leniency will not look like appeasement. This is like separating Hitler's full-scale attack on Poland from his previous annexation of the Sudetenland, or separating Japan's 1937 full-scale invasion of China in 1937 or even the 1941 Pacific War in 1941 from Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931—and it’s just as wrong! In fact, the "Russo-Ukrainian War" did not start in 2022, but in 2014. But the irony is that Putin, while fooling the West into not talking about appeasement, has himself been talking about how the war didn't start just a few days ago, but in 2014, which means he is putting his foot in it! So for once he’s not wrong, which only makes his crime even greater.

And there is this bullshit:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashi_(youth_movement)

Seriously? This guy makes a putin-jungen outfit and calls it NASHI? A serious violation of our copyrights!

Posted by: GhostOfAdolf | May 3 2022 19:26 utc | 27

Sarmat @21--

Thanks for your reply. Yes, that's the general relationship, but the source I read provided the specifics, which is what I wanted to find and include it in my comment.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 19:28 utc | 28

Hannibal | May 3 2022 18:50 utc | 20

PCR is a typical American - every problem is a nail. Very shallow reactionary thinking.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 19:31 utc | 29

French documentary "Ukraine, Masks of Revolution" 54 minutes, English subtitles, thanks to Xymphora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfD_CaSIxmQ

Posted by: Paul | May 3 2022 19:38 utc | 30

Posted by: Passerby | May 3 2022 18:06 utc | 8
"Voting is about as useful as pushing on a string."

As we anarchists say, "Don't vote. It only encourages them" and "If voting could change the system, it would be illegal."

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 19:45 utc | 31

For your agenda's:

Presidency of the UN Security Council:

last month: United Kingdom
currently: United States
June 2022: Albania
July 2022: Brazil
August 2022: China


Posted by: bjd | May 3 2022 19:49 utc | 32

Posted by: Republicofscotland | May 3 2022 18:29 utc | 17

Almost certainly a Ukraine contraption. I suspect Poland or the CIA or whoever would have used something less contrived.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 19:49 utc | 33

Dunno if this is legit, can others check for confirmation.

The first (Russian) missile strike since the beginning of the war was carried out in Transcarpathia

https://www.perild.com/2022/05/03/the-first-missile-strike-since-the-beginning-of-the-war-was-carried-out-in-transcarpathia/

Going after weapons shipments outside Ukraine?

Posted by: anon2020 | May 3 2022 20:10 utc | 34

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 19:24 utc | 24

Dear Karlof1, thanks god i am, my source, wrong.
I am no a troll.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Roberto | May 3 2022 20:14 utc | 35

@32

Sorry, that’s *inside* Ukraine =)

Posted by: anon2020 | May 3 2022 20:14 utc | 36

@ karlof1 | May 3 2022 19:24 utc | 24

thanks karl... it seems omission is a key part of the propaganda process.. omit important details to convey something completely different... thus omission is a necessary part of the process of propaganda... have some facts, but make sure to leave out other facts which would have great bearing on any conclusion that could be made.. i was speaking about this with a friend this morning.. it is not so much that the western msm is lying, as that they typically leave out critical information which would cast a completely different light on the facts... omission is a key part of this process of propaganda... thanks for your posts..

Posted by: james | May 3 2022 20:21 utc | 37

Me @33 Thanks God.

Posted by: Roberto | May 3 2022 20:21 utc | 38

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 19:24 utc | 24

《《《E x h a l i n g》》》...for now.

Thank you.

Posted by: Circe | May 3 2022 20:26 utc | 39

anon2020 | May 3 2022 20:10 utc | 32

I think electrical substations for the railway.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 20:34 utc | 40

Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 19:45 utc | 29

Like the cheap home made looking drones AQ were using to attack the Russian airbase in Syria, the electronics to run it may tell a different story.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 20:41 utc | 41

What is this story about the Ukrainians pushing the Russians back 40 kilometers from Karkhov? Is it true or is it a propaganda scam?

Posted by: Theophilus | May 3 2022 20:54 utc | 42

Many of you have likely seen the bravado statements yesterday by very high Ukrainian security and executive officials. (Below, copied from RT.) There have been others in the past, of course, about how "Moscow will burn.” Coupled with statements from the coterie surrounding our semi-senile emperor about how the war may last 10 years, and from a leader of our European vassals that only a military solution is possible, there can be no doubt that the Empire has now opted indubitably for war, turning general if necessary. For those of you old enough, it’s very reminiscent of the run-up to Viet Nam: JFK's assassination (who'd announced a withdrawal), the Tonkin Gulf incident, ground forces, rolling thunder, etc., etc., leading to helicopters on the roof. For the rest of you, it’s something your grandfathers may have told you. I’m too old to see it through all the way again, as I did once before, but the handwriting is on the wall.


"During an TV interview on Monday, Alexey Danilov, the head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), was asked about international security assurances for Kiev and possible peace with Russia.

"Danilov replied: “With Russia we can only sign an act of its capitulation. The sooner they do it, the better it will be for their country.”

"Later on Monday, Zelensky’s adviser Alexey Arestovich brought up Danilov’s remarks during a chat with activist and YouTuber Mark Feygin. “The statement is very simple: there will be no peace treaty with Russia. There will only be the capitulation of the Russian Federation,” Arestovich said."

Posted by: Seward | May 3 2022 20:56 utc | 43

@boo - as many said thanks a lot for this discussion :)


but well we enter stage two of the bullshit what they ever call it so chill - stage 3 will be different again ,)

Posted by: Macpott | May 3 2022 21:25 utc | 44

The latest Andrei Maryanov "talking head" (as he refers to himself)...

War Realities, Top Gun Romantics, Mercenaries, the reality of a wall socket.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=12&v=yXmavAD9KFQ&feature=emb_imp_woyt

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 21:34 utc | 45

Larry Johnson on "Deception In Operation Z"...
https://sonar21.com/deception-in-operation-z/

The following article is written by Helmholtz Smith. You don’t know him. I do. This is a pen name. Enjoy {...]

Deception. The Soviets were probably the greatest masters of battlefield deception that there has ever been. I recommend David Glantz’s book for those who want to make a real study of it and for those who want a shorter introduction I suggest this essay (“one is awed by the magician’s illusions of objects disappearing and appearing”). Some in the West may remember D-Day’s ghost army but, as far as I know, this was the only time the Western Allies did deception on this scale. As the references above make clear, the Soviets did deception operations on this scale all the time – dummy vehicles, faked tank tracks, silent movement, lights moving at night, loudspeakers making engine noises, feint attacks, radio traffic, carefully encouraging the enemy to see what he wanted to see; as House says, they almost always fooled the Germans. And not just then – the 1939 attack at Khalkhin Gol stunned the Japanese – “we had no prior clue“. One may be certain that the Russian Army has inherited this talent.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 21:37 utc | 46

From The Saker... Do note that Martyanov dismisses him as a "wannabe analyst" and doesn't like his weak support for Donbass...

Yuri Podolyaka: Good vs Evil

Yuri Podolyaka is an analyst who recently had his channel terminated on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQSxUJb4zH1SEpzNerSLLg) There is an English dubbed unofficial channel version made by one of his subscribers: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2z16SQZAUlHBxPelmh-Wg/about) He can also be found on VK (https://vk.com/id291496944) and Telegram (https://t.me/informdefense)

This transcript is from his Telegram Channel. The translators felt that his presentation style is very fast and will present his more important work in transcript style.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 21:39 utc | 47

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 18:41 utc | 18

Re General Cadieu, I imagine Afghani prosecutors might have some questions to put to the general about his reported activities in Afghanistan.

If Julian Assange can be extradited to the US for publishing documents obtained as a journalist and publisher in another jurisdiction and then post facto deemed as justification for Assange to be put before a US court, why can't Cadieu be extradited and put before an Afghan court for his activities in Afghanistan ?

Welcome to the great unraveling!

Posted by: Paul | May 3 2022 21:42 utc | 48

A Twitter thread by Michael Kobs explaining how the Nazi salute paired with the “Slava Ukraini! Heroyam slava!” exclamation was adopted as OUN-B greeting:

https://twitter.com/MichaKobs/status/1520447504948645888

Send this to your clueless friends who keep mindlessly chanting “Slava Ukraini! Heroyam slava!”

Posted by: S | May 3 2022 21:44 utc | 49

Martyanov's latest talking head video where he talks about the possibility of the Canadian General being captured. I think at one point he mentioned Lavrov stating that there were Nato officers trapped in the steel works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXmavAD9KFQ

One thing he mentioned was the high value of Nato personal as bargaining chips.

To me that is negotiated settlement on Russia's terms in Ukraine and if not, very public trials publicized to the world for the Nato prisoners. It may be a very log time if ever before there is any official confirmation of the identities of the Nato prisoners.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 21:44 utc | 50

Chronicles Of The Conflict Telegram channel has published the crime reenactment video of Sergey Bratynskiy, an AFU serviceman who has confessed to raping a Mariupol woman in front of her husband, then killing him—all for the crime of being suspected of sympathizing with Russia:

[video of the crime reenactment]

[The Investigative Committee] of the Russian Federation charged a fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who raped a woman in front of her husband

During the investigation, Sergei Bratynsky fully admitted his guilt. The man explained his criminal act by the fact that the couple was "suspected of sympathizing with the Russian Federation." During the investigative experiment, he showed how it all happened.

Earlier it was reported that in the vicinity of Mariupol, the Russian military detained a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It turned out that he had raped a woman some time ago in front of her husband. After the husband tried to stop what was happening, the rapist killed him.

Posted by: S | May 3 2022 21:45 utc | 51

From Pepe Escobar's Telegram channel...

Chief of Ukrainian intelligence claims that his highly positioned source in the Kremlin confirmed to him that Putin has stomach cancer and is about to undergo extensive surgery — apparently Putin already picked his replacement — the ex chief of FSB Nikolai Patrushev. According to Ukraine, He will be tasked with defeating Ukraine while Putin undergoes this alleged surgery.

Edit: just remember guys, Kim Jong Un was a vegetable, his aunt was killed, Shoigu “highly likely” died 5 weeks ago and Putin already had: Alzheimer’s, brain cancer, thyroid cancer, degenerative nerve disease, Parkinson’s.

LOL You gotta love Pepe...

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 21:50 utc | 52

Posted by: S | May 3 2022 21:53 utc | 53

Also from Pepe's Telegram channel... This is for all those having trouble dealing with their friends over Ukraine...

LIFE DURING WARTIME


I always have to come back to the same point.

In my 37 years as an old school pro foreign correspondent - a dying profession - living and working everywhere that matters, including 28 years mostly in Asia and frequently commuting with the West, I thought I had seen it all.

Until the coming of the current psycho neocon/neoliberalcon-induced hysteria/Russophobia/McCarthyism on steroids that surpasses everything Lillian Hellman depicted in 'Scoundrel Time’.

I’m back in NATOstan after a long stint in Istanbul - where I could discuss everything with everybody - to feel, in my bones, the extent of how the Empire of Lies and its Euro-chihuahuas are turning everything upside down to build a new environment totally geared AGAINST Russia, not caring for even a semblance of partnership in any area. They don’t even consider the possibility of dialogue with Russia.

Even some of my friends across Europe - not braindead zombies like their American counterparts - insist that talking to Putin is "a waste of time” UNLESS a "Russian defeat" in Ukraine (pathetic Kiev propaganda completely disconnected from the facts on the ground) make him "more realistic”. For all his faults, Le Petit Roi Macron/McKinsey has been an exception: he’s just spent two hours on the phone with Putin.

Still, the 24/7 Hitlerization of Putin reduces him even among the so-called Euro-inteligentzia to the status of dictator of a nation chloroformed into its 19th century nationalism. Forget about any semblance of historical/political/cultural analysis.

At best they preach and pray - chihuahuas yapping to His Master’s Voice - for a hybrid strategy of "containment and engagement” to be unleashed by the Empire of Lies, clumsily parroting the scribblings of some denizens of that intellectual no-fly zone, Think Tankland.

Yet in fact they prefer “isolating” Russia - as in 12% of the world’s population “isolating” 88% (of course: their Westoxified “vision” completely ignores the Global South). “Help” to Russia will only come when sanctions are effective (as in never: blowback will be the norm) or - the impossible dream! - there’s regime change in Moscow.

And these are your friends. What to tell them? To ridicule them in style would take too much effort. So you either ignore them - or dismiss them with a verbal Hellfire.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 21:54 utc | 54


An excellent article by Victor Kornilov in Defend Democracy Press via A socialist in Canada.

http://www.defenddemocracy.press/the-west-is-very-afraid-of-a-russian-victory-in-ukraine/

This article by Anatole Lieven, a US based Academic is, like the curate's famous egg good in parts. He warns against current US policies.

"To judge by its latest statements, the Biden administration is increasingly committed to using the conflict in Ukraine to wage a proxy war against Russia, with as its goal the weakening or even destruction of the Russian state.

"This would mean America adopting a strategy that every U.S. president during the Cold War took great pains to avoid: the sponsorship of war in Europe, bringing with it the acute risk of escalation towards direct military confrontation between Russia and NATO, possibly ending in nuclear catastrophe. The U.S. and NATO refusal to support armed rebellions against Soviet rule in eastern Europe was obviously not based on any kind of recognition of the legitimacy of Communist rule and Soviet domination, but simply on a hard-headed calculation of the appalling risks involved to America, Europe and humanity in general.

"A note of caution, however, while there is considerable unease in sections of Russian society about an aggressive war against Ukrainians —whom Moscow after all claims to be a “brotherly people” — a war against American attempts to harm and subjugate Russia has much stronger public appeal..."
"
http://www.defenddemocracy.press/the-horrible-dangers-of-pushing-a-us-proxy-war-in-ukraine/

RSHack: These links might interest you. The North African Campaigm was famous for lots of things including Maskelyne's self promotion and tricks.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/jasper-maskelyne
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/jasper-maskelyne-the-magician.html?chrome=1

Posted by: bevin | May 3 2022 21:55 utc | 55

Paul | May 3 2022 21:42 utc | 46

As I put in my post after yours @48 we may never get official confirmation on identities if Nato people are used as bargain chips.

A further thought I had after posting that comment was that Nato personal as bargaining chips also throws more light on Putin's orders to starve them out rather than storm the tunnel and bunker system (Russia had interviewed many prisoners at that stage they will have a very good idea of who and how many).
Fighting is still ongoing on the surface so I take it Russian forces will try and cover every entrance to the tunnel system to prevent them from any communications or even seeing daylight until they surrender.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 22:03 utc | 56

Also from Pepe's channel...

WHAT RUSSIA WANTS

Lavrov, in his itvw with Xinhua, all but gave away what Operation Z deeply is all about. Everything that happens next is conditioned by this concise paragraph packing extremely precious information:

"Russia is interested in a peaceful, free, neutral, prosperous and friendly Ukraine. Despite the current administration's anti-Russian course, we remember the many centuries of all-embracing cultural, spiritual, economic and family ties between Russians and Ukrainians. We will definitely restore these ties."

That's EXACTLY what the Empire of Chaos, Lies, Cowards and Plunderers will do everything to prevent.

What's interesting to me is that Lavrov's statement is self-contradictory. Ukraine can not both be "neutral" and "friendly" to Russia. And it most certainly can not be both with the current regime in power, which means his previous statement about "no regime change" is also contradictory.

Martyanov or Lira made the point in The Duran live stream yesterday that perhaps when Putin and Lavrov refer to "Ukraine" they are referring to whatever rump district remains after the current Ukraine is carved up into separate statelets, about which they couldn't care less. But obviously Russia isn't going to get a "friendly, neutral" Ukraine from the existing Ukraine or a Kiev-limited "Ukraine".

Which leads me to the conclusion that this is all smoke and mirrors - Russian deception. One of the secrets to security is that no one knows your purpose or intentions. I believe this applies to everything Russia has said about their goals in Ukraine to date, with the exception of "de-militarization", "de-Nazification", and security for Russian-speaking Ukrainians. Those last 3 are true - but they are not the primary reasons. IMO the over-arching reason is Russia's security needs. The other goals are just the necessary antecedents for achieving that security.

And the biggest part of that is in fact regime change - including in western Ukraine.

Martyanov made the point yesterday, when asked by Lira whether Russia would allow Poland to take western Ukraine, that "it depends on the timing." He said if Poland tries it some time after Operation Z is done, say in a few years, Russia might allow it. But if Poland tries it now, or attempts to go further than Galicia, Russia will annihilate them. If what I think is true, Russia will indeed prevent Poland from seizing western Ukraine.

As always, this is pure speculation. As Martyanov also reiterated yesterday for the hundredth time, no one knows the Russian plan except Putin and the General Staff.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 22:09 utc | 57

Peter AU1 @48 & 54

Thanks for your clarification.

Here is an interesting read:

"Ukraine and the failure to implement the Minsk Agreements".

With good links to excellent articles by Colonel Jacques Baud of Swiss intelligence.

https://johnmenadue.com/ukraine-the-failure-to-implement-the-minsk-agreements/

Posted by: Paul | May 3 2022 22:11 utc | 58

From the Russian MoFA Telegram channel...

We noted the statement by Foreign Minister of Israel Yair Lapid, which contradicts history and largely explains the policy by the current Government of Israel to support the neo-Nazi regime in Kiev. The Israeli minister said, to quote him verbatim: “Jews did not murder themselves in the Holocaust. The lowest level of racism against Jews is to accuse Jews themselves of antisemitism.”

For some reason, the Western press, and some of our own liberals, still debate the question of whether there are neo-Nazis in Ukraine, with Vladimir Zelensky’s origin cited as a substantial argument. Of course, not only does this argument not hold water, but it is also misleading.

<...>

Unimaginable only recently, crass antisemitism and Roma-phobia have become rampant in Ukraine, even if we set the frenzied Russophobia and efforts to eradicate everything Russian aside.

FACTS (https://telegra.ph/Regarding-antisemitism-05-03) 👈

Ukraine does have a law on preventing and countering antisemitism, signed by Vladimir Zelensky in 2020, but it has remained dead letter. Nothing is done to stop antisemitism in everyday life and politics. Instead, it is being encouraged. The government and the law enforcement agencies take anti-Jewish chants during Banderite marches in stride, just because the current Kiev regime is so confident in its infallibility.

For a country that lost 1.5 million Jews during the Holocaust, and whose capital is home to a memorial to the victims killed at Babi Yar, ‘nation building’ along these lines is especially immoral.

Telegraph (https://telegra.ph/Regarding-antisemitism-05-03)

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 22:14 utc | 59

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 21:50 utc | 50

Pepe forgot to list Putin's cosmetic surgery. It's not as deadly as the other diseases mentioned, but still.

Posted by: Martina | May 3 2022 22:20 utc | 60

Just watched an interesting video on Telegram showing a Russian SU-24m coming at extremely low altitude and dropping bombs on a Ukrainian position in some forest, then firing off flares as it withdrew.

What was interesting is that the bombs landed - and then nothing for quite a few seconds. Then suddenly they went off. I'm unfamiliar with "delayed-action bombs", so had to look it up on Wikipedia: Delay-action bomb - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delay-action_bomb

https://t.me/polkovnik_hodarenok/2307

Footage of objective monitoring of the air strike by the crew of the Su-24m aircraft on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Bombing of the long-term structures of the fortified area was carried out from a free maneuver from an extremely low height.
After performing the bombing, the crew performed an anti-missile maneuver with firing off heat traps.

#Ministry of Defense #Russia #Ukraine @mod_russia

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 22:23 utc | 61

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 22:09 utc | 55
RSH - actually I believe VP suggested what the plan for the former Ukrainian state is on Feb 21st:

"Actually, as I have already said, Soviet Ukraine is the result of the Bolsheviks’ policy and can be rightfully called “Vladimir Lenin’s Ukraine.” He was its creator and architect. This is fully and comprehensively corroborated by archival documents, including Lenin’s harsh instructions regarding Donbass, which was actually shoved into Ukraine. And today the “grateful progeny” has overturned monuments to Lenin in Ukraine. They call it decommunization.

You want decommunization? Very well, this suits us just fine. But why stop halfway? We are ready to show what real decommunizations would mean for Ukraine.

Posted by: the pessimist | May 3 2022 22:29 utc | 62


US hired Hitler's best such as Wernher von Braun:

"Wernher von Braun, a rocket engineer, was instrumental in developing the first U.S. ballistic missile, the Redstone, and later the Saturn V rocket while serving as director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. As a Nazi ideologue and member of the SS, he traveled to the Buchenwald concentration camp, where he "handpicked slaves to work for him as laborers," said Jacobsen in a 2014 interview with NPR....

By the fall of 1945, German scientists starting arriving on U.S. soil. Not all the men recruited were Nazis or SS officers but the most prominent and valued among them were, having worked either directly with Hitler or leading members of the Nazi Party, such as Heinrich Himmler and Herman Göring."...USA today, Sept. 16, 2020...https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/09/16/fact-check-nazi-scientists-brought-u-s-operation-paperclip/5690870002/

Posted by: susan mullen | May 3 2022 22:29 utc | 63

From Anna News Telegram channel...

Infrastructure strikes gain momentum
Sources loyal to the Kyiv regime report that electrical substations were damaged as a result of rocket attacks on the Lviv region.
Part of the city is de-energized, the work of Ukrainian railways is disrupted.
@anna_news

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 22:30 utc | 64

Interesting post on the Rybar Telegram channel from @econopocaypse... On the consequences of Russia cutting the US off from uranium supplies...

On the situation in the world uranium market

We all remember very well the Russian-American agreement on the processing and supply of uranium, which was signed in February 1993 by Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and Vice President Al Gore. Russia pledged to supply the United States with low-enriched uranium (LEU) obtained from 500 tons of highly enriched uranium (HEU) for 20 years. The Americans also pledged to accept, place on the market, pay for the work of separation and the natural uranium component of LEU. The first delivery of low-enriched uranium to the United States was made in May 1995, and the last on November 14, 2013. In total, 14,446 tons of LEU were exported under the Gor-Chernomyrdin deal. This far exceeds the total amount of uranium produced in the United States in history.

An agreement was also signed between the Russian Federation and the United States on processing part of weapons-grade plutonium into fuel for nuclear power plants. At the time of its conclusion, there were 125 tons of plutonium in the Russian Federation, and 100 tons in the USA. It was supposed to process 34 tons on each side. The Russian side fulfilled its part of the agreement, and the United States, in violation of the agreements, changed the technology and retained the possibility of "recovering" reprocessed plutonium into weapons-grade plutonium, in connection with which Russia withdrew from the agreement.
The situation led to huge financial losses, approximately $8 trillion. Russia lost its position in the uranium market for decades.

Sanctions have not yet affected uranium supplies from Russia. The United States continues to want to receive this raw material. If supplies stop, all US nuclear power will have to stop in a year. The consequences will be catastrophic for the States. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that by the end of 2020, about 90% of the uranium used in the United States is imported. Of these, 47% - for supplies from Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan. For American nuclear power plants, 48.9 million pounds of uranium oxide U3O8 were purchased. Of this volume, the United States produced only 5 million pounds on its own.

The uranium market in the US is controlled by two large groups of suppliers. Canada and Australia supply 34%. Russia and Kazakhstan 38.6%. In the state corporation Kazatomprom, controlling stakes in uranium mines in Kazakhstan belong to Rosatom. Kazakh uranium is enriched at Russian plants.

Of the 440 power units in the world, 93 are located in the United States. And the only commercial uranium enrichment facility in New Mexico was commissioned in 2010. It is owned by Urenco (https://www.urenco.com/contact) headquartered in the UK. Most of the uranium processed for industrial use in the United States is supplied by Urenco. It is impossible to quickly increase production and enrichment of uranium.

The officially explored uranium reserves in America are only 1% of the world's, although some of the reserves may not be "declared". The prospect of imposing sanctions on uranium supplies could cut off the EU and the US from nuclear fuel from Russia.

Fuel for nuclear power plants in the United States will last for about a year. What's next? Only an uncontrolled rise in the cost of uranium on the "free" market. Rosatom accounts for 35% of the world production of enriched uranium. 55 American nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 95.5 GW generate 19.7% of electricity in the United States. There is nothing to compensate for this volume, since there are no spare capacities in the USA. For the time needed to increase production and enrichment, nuclear power plants will still have to be closed. And stopping so many reactors at the same time and safely is a very difficult task.

Since a full-scale economic war is now being waged against Russia, it is necessary to consider all possibilities for protection, including cutting off uranium supplies to the US and the EU. Of course, for Russia this will mean the loss of a large market. But one should not repeat Chernomyrdin's mistakes for the sake of short-term gain. A new market will be formed on more favorable terms for Russia, among the potential participants of which are India, China and Iran.

#USA #Russia #uranium
@econopocaypse

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 22:51 utc | 65

This is extremely strange, you really can't make this stuff up:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/03/russia-accuses-israel-backing-neo-nazis-kyiv-diplomatic-row-grows

What need is there for the Russian diplomatic corps to get into these pointless, at best academic, arguments with Israel? What serious chancellery engages in these gratuitous self-inflicted distractions and outright pitfalls?! This is abstractly reminiscent of the sinking of the Moskva--is it really the case that basic self-guarding mechanisms could not have been better followed to defend against such cases respectively? It seems to me there is something very strange, verging on Orwellian, about all these faux pas.

Posted by: MallardB | May 3 2022 22:58 utc | 66

US hired Hitler's best such as Wernher von Braun:

"Wernher von Braun, a rocket engineer, was instrumental in developing the first U.S. ballistic missile, the Redstone, and later the Saturn V rocket while serving as director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. As a Nazi ideologue and member of the SS, he traveled to the Buchenwald concentration camp, where he "handpicked slaves to work for him as laborers," said Jacobsen in a 2014 interview with NPR....

By the fall of 1945, German scientists starting arriving on U.S. soil. Not all the men recruited were Nazis or SS officers but the most prominent and valued among them were, having worked either directly with Hitler or leading members of the Nazi Party, such as Heinrich Himmler and Herman Göring."...USA today, Sept. 16, 2020...https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/09/16/fact-check-nazi-scientists-brought-u-s-operation-paperclip/5690870002/

Posted by: susan mullen | May 3 2022 22:29 utc | 60

Ja! And so did the Russians. Yuri Gagarin, come over and say "Z"ig heil to Papa!

https://warontherocks.com/2019/10/the-forgotten-rocketeers-german-scientists-in-the-soviet-union-1945-1959/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Gr%C3%B6ttrup

Meet Helmut Gröttrup, susan.

Posted by: GhostOfAdolf | May 3 2022 23:04 utc | 67

From ColonelCassad Telegram channel...

Map of hostilities and the situation on the fronts in the evening of May 3, 2022

The main delight of today is the mass evening "calibration" of the Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Vinnitsa, Odessa and Kyiv regions. During the evening, six railway stations (https://t.me/readovkanews/32742) in the central and western regions of Ukraine, and other strategically important objects were subjected to missile strikes. According to the head of Ukrzaliznytsia Alexander Kamyshin, the damage is severe, the movement of 14 trains has been delayed. There were no injuries among railway workers and passengers. A missile attack was also carried out on an infrastructure facility in the mountainous region of Transcarpathia (https://t.me/readovkanews/32738).

Directly on the fronts, the picture, unfortunately, is not changing as quickly as we would like:

It is restless in Kharkov. The enemy has drawn and continues to draw large forces here. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, after an unsuccessful attempt to attack Cossack Lopan, switched to the tactics of shelling this settlement using nomadic self-propelled guns and mortars. Our gunners do not remain in debt either. Also, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, northeast of the city, are making attempts to push through our flank, and in some places they succeed, which, of course, creates a threat to our rear and supplies. So far, the situation seems to be under control.

Izyum direction - Russian troops and units of the People's Militia of the DPR and LPR are strengthening the bridgehead for the offensive on Barvenkovo, and are conducting successful battles in the Krasny Liman area. And we remind you that in Yatskovka and Rubtsy, about a thousand servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine remain surrounded.

In Popasoy, the united group of allies continues to crush the enemy with heavy fighting. The excellent work of the attack aircraft of the PMC "Wagner" during the assault (https://t.me/boris_rozhin/46703) of the village was captured on video.

In Mariupol today was not up to the holidays. In the morning, intensive work began on the demilitarization of the remaining garrison of Ukrainian troops at the Azovstal plant. The units of the Azov Battalion and the Armed Forces of Ukraine took advantage of the silence (https://t.me/readovkanews/32706) to regroup the remaining fire weapons in order to strike at our allied forces. The result of these actions was the accompaniment of our artillery and aircraft guns. Our fighters continued to finish off the “center of evil”.

In Pridnestrovie, a terrorist attack (https://t.me/readovkanews/32712) was prevented using a quadrocopter carrying twenty kilograms of explosives in order to strike at a television and radio center in the Mayak village.

For border areas:
At night in Belgorod, according to tradition, "pops" were heard. This time there were no official comments from senior officials, but the source of the sound was probably the same as the previous day. Also during the day, a video of the operation of the air defense system (https://t.me/readovkanews/32693) appeared on the network over the villages of Tavrovo and Nikolskoye. Residents of the Belgorod region report an incident in the sky near the city of Alekseevka. Suddenly, an unidentified aircraft appeared in the sky, firing off heat traps and flying from the border with Ukraine. After some time, two more aircraft appeared in the sky, which flew towards the first aircraft.

From interesting:
According to unconfirmed reports, Canadian General Trevor Kadier was arrested while trying to escape (https://t.me/readovkanews/32703) from the territory of Azovstal in Mariupol. According to rumors, the general was in charge of biolaboratory No. 1, where 18 people worked with deadly viruses.

In addition to foreign fighters in Ukraine, a video appeared on the network of an American mercenary hiding from the arrival (https://t.me/russianonwars/329) of Russian shells and trying to hide fear behind a fake smile.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 23:18 utc | 68

This is the level of delusion on the Ukrainian side... From Donbass Insider Telegram channel...

The head of the GUR (main intelligence department) of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, outlined the conditions under which the war could be ended:

"The first is the division of Russia into three or more parts. The second is the relative preservation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation when the country's leadership changes. In the latter case, the new leader will say that the Russian Federation has nothing to do with all these processes, he was a sick dictator. In this case, Russia will give all the territories occupied by it - from the islands of Japan to Koenigsberg, the current Kaliningrad, which belongs to Germany"

@olegtsarov (https://t.me/olegtsarov/1779)

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 23:23 utc | 69

RSH @55--

Seems you had an epiphany!

Those last 3 are true - but they are not the primary reasons. IMO the over-arching reason is Russia's security needs. The other goals are just the necessary antecedents for achieving that security. [My Emphasis]

Now perhaps more barflies will have similar realizations that will aid them in framing current events. Also take note of what Xi has said recently--the whole Ukraine affair is all about Russia's valid security needs. And that was also said prior to the SMO's launch.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 23:31 utc | 70

Latest Russian MoD briefing from the Telegram channel...

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.

During the day, high-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed 3 Ukrainian S-300 anti-aircraft missile radars, 1 Tochka-U tactical missile system, 1 OSA-AKM missile system and 3 BM-21 Grad multiple-launch rocket systems near Nikolaevka, Volcheyarovka and Lisichansk.

In addition, 4 air target detection radar stations, 6 ammunition and missile-artillery weapon depots, as well as 1 US-made counter-battery radar station were destroyed near Krasniy Liman, Kramatorsk and Kamyshevakha.

Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 39 military assets of Ukraine.

Among them: 2 command posts and 36 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.

Artillery units have hit 11 command posts, 54 firing positions of Ukrainian artillery units, 2 fuel depots, as well as 342 strongholds, areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.

The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 190 nationalists and up to 31 units of AFU weapons and military equipment.

Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle near Rudya, Chernigov Region.

In addition, 1 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile have been shot down in the air near Novaya Dmitrovka and 9 Smerch multiple-launch rocket systems have been intercepted near Aleksandrovskoe, Kamenka of the Donetsk People's Republic and Semenovskoe, Donetskoe, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Chervonyi Shakhtyor of the Kharkov Region.

In total, 146 aircraft and 112 helicopters, 697 unmanned aerial vehicles, 287 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,793 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 319 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,267 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,598 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.

#MoD #Russia #Ukraine #Briefing
@mod_russia_en

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 23:33 utc | 71

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 23:31 utc | 67
"Seems you had an epiphany!"

As Andrei says, "I am on record for many years..." Well, months anyway. I've said repeatedly that people who think this is all about Ukraine or Donbass are getting it wrong. Literally everyone has forgotten those security proposals from December, but their purpose hasn't gone away. Ukraine is just the first and perhaps primary steps of the "military-technical measures" Russia promised if those proposals were ignored.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 23:37 utc | 72

>>>>: Norwegian | May 3 2022 18:04 utc | 7

5 Missiles reportedly landed in Lviv, Western Ukraine, near the Polish-Ukrainian border — Reports of a massive wave of Missile Strikes in almost all Ukrainian Territories

Any idea how many missiles Russia produces each day? Are they maintaining stock levels or are they being slowly drawn down?

Any idea how much each one (Kalibr or Iskander) costs Russia in roubles?

Seen suggestions that they cost about $5million each from American sources but that most likely reflects US pricing of equivalents.

I know this information is highly secret but just hoping.

Posted by: Ghost Ship | May 3 2022 23:37 utc | 73

Declan Hayes's article, "NATO’s Wars on Citizen Journalists", where the Outlaw US Empire is most but not all of NATO in this regard, is quite good and provides a different POV regarding Lira. There are others Hayes deems more important than Lira, but since barflies seem more interested in him, here's what Hayes wrote, which is spiced by many links:

That bring us to the more important case of Gonzalo Lira López, a 54-year-old Chilean-American citizen journalist who had been reporting from Kharkiv since the start of the current Ukrainian war, up to Good Friday, 15 April 2022 when he was arrested, and widely presumed to have been tortured and murdered, before being released on 22 April.

Gonzalo was showing what he saw and making comments for viewers to make their own minds up on who were Ukraine’s white hats and who were its black hats. Although I had seen some of his previous videos, his work was not of major import to me, as I distil my views from a variety of other, weightier sources and experiences.

Although the Daily Beast maligned López by traducing his previous work, López’ relevance is that, as he was “our man on the spot,” he could ask if anyone had been raped and speaks English. Before the Nazis hijacked his twitter account, López began his last tweet “You want to learn the truth about the Zelensky regime? Google these names: Vlodymyr Struk, Denis Kireev, Mikhail & Aleksander Kononovich, Nestor Shufrych, Yan Taksyur, Dmitri Djangirov, Elena Berezhnaya.” The tweet finished with this sombre message: “If you haven’t heard from me in 12 hours or more, put my name on this list.” As Ukrainian Nazis and American citizen journalists allied to them wrongly claimed Gonzalo Lira was captured, tortured and executed by Sergei ‘Chili’ Velichko from the special unit Azov-affiliated Kraken unit, which are also implicated in violating the Geneva Convention by shooting Russian prisoners, we now move on to their handiwork.

If you haven't read any of Hayes work yet, please do as he's rather good, IMO, particularly "The Rise and Rise of the Sino-Russian Strategic Energy & Metals Market".

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 23:44 utc | 74

(machine translate)

https://t.me/sashakots/32146
Zelensky appeared in parliament for the first time since February 24 and addressed deputies: "You are people's deputies of the greatest power of our time! People's Deputies of Ukraine! Key words-people and Ukraine. Deputies and politicking should be forgotten until peaceful times, and it is better to forget forever. The agenda of the Verkhovna Rada is obvious. The keyword is order. I think that there is no time for spam, quarrels and PR, everyone already knows you. Wise rationalism and healthy nationalism are important

Today we have one batch. Ukraine. One faction. Ukraine. We have one mono - majority-Ukraine. The only one, strong, independent. Anything that doesn't help her or God forbid is worse: harms, weakens or splits should be-no! "not outnumbered. This should be a thing of the past."

You don't even need to translate it into German, so it's clear where this speech was copied from.

Ukraine ambassador to Germany making himself very unpopular treating Germany with open contempt for not supporting Ukraine more. Zelensky treating any European country he thinks is not supporting Ukraine enough with open and public contempt. Two European leaders have now been added to Ukraine's website hit list.
These Ukraine brown shirts are just miles out of their depth. This stuff may go down well with the Baltics and Poles, but the US will have a hard time maintaining support for nazi Ukraine in much of the rest of Europe. Just a matter of ensuring an adequate supply of substances and The nazi's of Ukraine will collapse the whole shit show in on top of themselves.

Another angle also is Russia and the Republics treatment of genuine POW's and them being allowed to phone their families. A huge amount of soft power there that will only gain momentum. Mothers/families will be talking to each other and word will get around. Usually the best recommendation is word of mouth.
Information warfare where it counts.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 23:44 utc | 75

Just wanted to pass along this link. Alexander mercouris gave it high rating and i agree..
Watching rome burn is the name of the blog …..i blew it trying to copy the url …search for it …worthwhile …

Posted by: James j | May 3 2022 23:51 utc | 76

Just wanted to pass along this link. Alexander mercouris gave it high rating and i agree..
Watching rome burn is the name of the blog …..i blew it trying to copy the url …search for it …worthwhile …

Posted by: James j | May 3 2022 23:51 utc | 77

RSH @69--

Thanks for your reply. Good that you recall as many have forgotten. The same will be true when the military technical operation goes beyond Ukraine's borders. I commented about Putin's "decommunization" statement when he made it in a related article, and that may very well be the plan as all the signals are that Zelensky will remain the head of the government of whatever remains of Ukraine. IMO, we need to rediscover the historical governing district names of what wasn't added by Lenin or Stalin so we can refer to them properly.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 3 2022 23:52 utc | 78

Any idea how many missiles Russia produces each day? Are they maintaining stock levels or are they being slowly drawn down?

...

I know this information is highly secret but just hoping.

Posted by: Ghost Ship | May 3 2022 23:37 utc | 70

I helpfully suggest to my wanna-be mini-me to ask the "Anglo-Saxons" for LEND-LEASE and war materials. Ach, that really messed with my plans for the glorious Reich. Alas.

Btw, I see Prof. Karl is in. I have a technical geopolitical questions:

You keep mentioning dying empires but I like your opinon of Zombi Empires. You know, empires long dead and gone (like twice) that refuse to accept the fact that they are DEAD?

Posted by: GhostOfAdolf | May 3 2022 23:58 utc | 79

Ghost Ship @70--

Here's what I found:

"Gundarov suggests each Kalibr cost $6.5 million; but he concludes that the 44 missiles sold domestically to the Russian defense ministry and fired off last October amounted to 2.7 billion rubles ($41 million—approximately $980,000 per missile) (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, July 22, 2019)."

The $5million seems to be the export price for a container of four based on what India purchased. Production levels are classified, but IMO probably are about the same for Tomahawks.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 4 2022 0:05 utc | 80

Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 22:09 utc | 55

As for Russia's intended result for Ukraine per the quote - I think Russia can pull it off. It may mean palming the off nazi dunghill to Poland but after that, the main ingredient is the word prosperous. Central Ukraine from what I can make out was more or less neutral prior to 2014.

Matyanov believes Galacia will eventually go back to Poland. OUN began life when it was part of Poland prior to WWII and will probably take up where it left off when the Soviet Union annexed that territory and go back to fighting the Poles.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 4 2022 0:06 utc | 81

GhostOfAdolf @76--

What in particular about "Zombi Empires"? Many European nations are such entities, and their elites all seem to retain an exceptional air/attitude as shown by their condescending mien toward other nations. I'll be back later to read your response.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 4 2022 0:12 utc | 82

What in particular about "Zombi Empires"? Many European nations are such entities, and their elites all seem to retain an exceptional air/attitude as shown by their condescending mien toward other nations. I'll be back later to read your response.

Posted by: karlof1 | May 4 2022 0:12 utc | 79

Attitude. Oh dear, it's true. Hell had no fury like a Russian scorned. Oh dear. Hurt feelings. Frustrated ambitions. Demands for having a seat and being "Respected".

Respect is earned. Russians apparently think it is their god given due. Nyet.

But yeah, the last DEAD empire was the British Empire. They went rather quietly modulo Suez, agreed? Before that the French. And the Spanish. But those are all DEAD empires.

Here is a definition of Z:

"A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, Haitian Creole: zonbi) is a mythological undead corporeal revenant created through the reanimation of a corpse.

Sounds oddly familiar, geopolitically speaking ..

Posted by: GhostOfAdolf | May 4 2022 0:24 utc | 83

Richard Steven Hack and karlof1

Just a thought but - US has tried to wreck Russia's economy but at the moment, sanctions have boomeranged, Russia is strengthened and using the sanctions to bring about full self sufficiency, the war and sanctions has tied the Russian federation into a nation and nation that has huge support for their leader. That part may well boomerang too with collapsing western economies causing regime changes.
The Russian security picture may be completely different by the time the Ukraine operation is finished.
Perhaps a reasonable number of the current coalition of the will wanting some sort of negotiated settlement to get out from under their own sanctions plus Russia's soon to come return sanctions. Just the ban on fertilizer alone has driven up all western food prices. US dumped the fertilizer sanctions but with the extended Russian ban on export to unfriendly countries, that hasn't helped. Just the US sanctions on Russia oil drove fuel prices right up, not because US stopped of cut back o Russian oil, US have to buy even more oil from Russia plus release a good portion of its strategic reserve to try and keep fuel prices from continuing to climb.
I don't know if they will do it or not but Russia can certainly cause economic induced regime changes in US and Europe.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 4 2022 0:35 utc | 84

@ Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 3 2022 23:44 utc | 72

I think those are execellent points - nazis being nazis and the Russians showing a better way. I sense the msm and the jewish community have to be gagging on the support of nazis - not a proud moment.

I dont think Biden will by riden this horse to victory - if he is aware that there is an election on the horizon.

Posted by: jared | May 4 2022 0:52 utc | 85


Apparently, the brave grandma has not been rescued yet:

"AFU Soldiers Again Visit The Now-Famous Patriotic Grandmother"
https://www.bitchute.com/video/POAQiItaRt5K/

Posted by: Krollchem | May 4 2022 0:54 utc | 86

Posted by: Ghost Ship | May 3 2022 23:37 utc | 70

Yes , im very concerned about russ drawdown of standoff weapons. A remark by usa general to the effect taht they were just waiting for russ to reduce its weapons inventory ….im concerned about how many the russ have in stock, how many theycan manufacture, and how long is the effective shelf life? Im concerned about the reference that the usa used 1000 plus rockets the first night of the iraqui attack. Do they have such a huge inventory?

Posted by: James j | May 4 2022 0:57 utc | 87

@ Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 4 2022 0:35 utc | 81

I think that is part of why the Russians have been unhurried - they have weather the worst of the sanctions, but the impact to the west is going to be slower and more devastating.

Posted by: jared | May 4 2022 0:58 utc | 88

…..i consider most of the data put out by the usa to be total bs …… they have been bombing 3 rd world countries for so long, thay don’t really know how to fight a real contender such as russ. My only fear is it will go nuclear / biological …. Other than that, the west will lose, is losing as we speak, for lacl of honest leaders.

Posted by: James j | May 4 2022 1:01 utc | 89

…..i consider most of the data put out by the usa to be total bs …… they have been bombing 3 rd world countries for so long, thay don’t really know how to fight a real contender such as russ. My only fear is it will go nuclear / biological …. Other than that, the west will lose, is losing as we speak, for lacl of honest leaders.

Posted by: James j | May 4 2022 1:01 utc | 90

@72 "Mothers/families will be talking to each other and word will get around. Usually the best recommendation is word of mouth."

Word of mouth is about the only thing left. I imagine the Russians have pretty much given up on the MSM. Look for the BBC to call it a cunning propaganda ploy.

Posted by: dh | May 4 2022 1:14 utc | 91

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 3 2022 22:23 utc | 58

An aircraft making a low level bomb run is at risk of damage from the explosion of its own bombs.

Delayed fuzing of the ordinance reduces the possibility of damage by giving the aircraft time to exit the area.

Posted by: Sushi | May 4 2022 1:15 utc | 92

Getting civilians and mercenaries to fight is a sleek way of committing war crimes against enemies. There is no clear command structure and these elements are untrained on war crimes.

Russia must do same.

Posted by: Jason | May 4 2022 1:18 utc | 93

Posted by: Peter AU1 | May 4 2022 0:35 utc | 81
"I don't know if they will do it or not but Russia can certainly cause economic induced regime changes in US and Europe."

Quite possible, once the butthurt of the boomerang sanctions takes full effect, certainly by the EU winter. The German government may well collapse.

Not sure about the US, however. Certainly Biden will go away in the next election, and the Dems will lose both houses this year. That will put the US in gridlock for the next two years. It's unclear to me how that will affect the Russian situation.

Whether Trump gets in is still uncertain, but given his flaws it won't help. Most likely the Deep State will go after him again, as someone mentioned in an earlier thread, and he will end up in gridlock which is basically where he was stuck last time. Anyway, he's a mess and anything he does is a mess. Also there's the issue of whether the Dems will use the current Russophobia to tie Trump to it again and prevent his reelection.

Too soon to speculate in my view on Trump.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 4 2022 1:19 utc | 94

LOL! The patriotic Ukie grandmother follows Ukie army. Waiting to be liberated!

Posted by: Jason | May 4 2022 1:21 utc | 95

Posted by: Sushi | May 4 2022 1:15 utc | 89

Yes, read that at Wikipedia. Never thought of that before. I guess I always figured they could outrun the blast. Maybe with less powerful munitions they can, but today's stuff is extremely powerful and thus the blast wave and fragments could be dangerous.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 4 2022 1:21 utc | 96

Posted by: James j | May 3 2022 23:51 utc | 74

Can't find the link with Google search. Can you specify in more detail? Which Mercouris video was it mentioned in?

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 4 2022 1:24 utc | 97

Latest Scott Ritter at Energy Intel Web site...

Europe’s Long, Hot Summer Ahead
https://www.energyintel.com/00000180-8ae2-d231-a995-afe2eb390000

Any consolidation of Russian control over this region could, however, be just a means to a larger goal of creating a new security framework in Europe that addresses Russian security demands. This requirement was spelled out by Russia in a pair of complementary draft treaties delivered in mid-December 2021, which demanded that Nato “shall not deploy military forces and weaponry on the territory of any of the other states in Europe in addition to the forces stationed on that territory as of May 27, 1997” — meaning most of Eastern Europe, including Poland, the Baltic states and Balkan countries. [...]

If the twin Russian draft treaties were not, in fact, a negotiating ploy, but rather a stark statement of Russia’s position, then the invasion of Ukraine is just the start of a larger move by Moscow to pressure Nato and the US to eventually accede to its demands.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 4 2022 1:28 utc | 98

Let's recap.
Imperial gifts to worldwide financial "democratization" and "price stability"
Great Depression I: 1831 (or 1833) - 1839
Great Depression II: 1873-1896 (or 1891)
Great Depression III: 1929-1948
Great "Recession" (FKA Depression) IV: 2007 (or 2008) - 2016

Food Shortages In Six Months – The Globalists Are Telling Us What Happens Next

In mid 2007 the Bank for International Settlements (The central bank of central banks) released a statement predicting an impending “Great Depression” caused by a credit market implosion. That same year the International Monetary Fund also published warnings of “subprime woes” leading to wider economic strife. I started writing alternative economic analysis only a year earlier in 2006 and I immediately thought it was strange that these massive globalist institutions with far reaching influence on the financial world were suddenly starting to sound a lot like those of us in the liberty movement.

This was 16 years ago, so many people reading this might not even remember ...

LOL!

Posted by: sln2002 | May 4 2022 1:31 utc | 99

Interesting post on the ColonelCassad channel... Apparently slavery has returned to Ukraine...

Operational summary from the Dnepropetrovsk Partizans (02.05. - 03.05.2022)

[02.05. - 05/03/2022] On May 2, in Dnepropetrovsk, the air raid siren sounded from 01:49 to 02:26, ​​from 05:01 to 06:03, from 08:14 to 08:21, from 08:24 to 08:35, from 16:33 to 16:59; May 3 - from 05:12 to 05:52, from 07:59 to 08:22, from 08:47 to 09:12, from 18:15 to 18:20, from 18:22 to 21:37.

[02.05. - 05/03/2022] Another cases were added to the collection of "looting which does not exist". So, in Dnepropetrovsk, on Geroev Avenue, two robbers tore off a gold chain from a man, after which they handed it over to a pawnshop; at the Red Stone f/m in one of the stores, a man stole a cake while his girlfriend was distracting the seller; in the Dolgintsevsky district of Krivoy Rog, another thief stole a bicycle from a local resident.

[03.05.2022] [22.35] Two missile strikes of the Russian Armed Forces in the Kamensky district of the Dnepropetrovsk region destroyed the railway infrastructure. Train traffic has been stopped. The head of the Dnepropetrovsk regional military administration, war criminal Valya Reznichenko, reported one wounded.

[05/03/2022] [13:03] In the Dnepropetrovsk region, slave owners abducted homeless people and forced them to work on their farms in the Petrikovsky and Magdalinsky districts. People literally worked for food and were in labor slavery. Future slaves, mostly socially unprotected people, were found by slave owners at railway stations or bazaars in various regional centers. Then they soldered people and took them to the Dnepropetrovsk region. There people lived in terrible conditions and worked for food. In total, about 60 people ended up in slavery in this way. The Ukrainian State (UG), in the process of its rapid and inevitable degradation, has already reached the Middle Ages and continues to march by leaps and bounds into the Stone Age.

[02.05.2022] [22.35] High-precision strikes by the Russian Armed Forces in the area of ​​the settlement of Mezhevaya destroyed four launchers of the S-300 air defense system and a reconnaissance and guidance radar station.

[05/02/2022] [11:19 and 13:57] In the Dnipropetrovsk region, a Ukrainian warehouse with rocket and artillery weapons was destroyed by high-precision weapons of the Russian Armed Forces. The head of the Dnepropetrovsk regional military administration, war criminal Valya Reznichenko, is trying to tell fairy tales for housewives that “just an elevator, just a warehouse with grain, just a pig complex” was destroyed, which, by the way, is quite expected: the Head of the military administration cannot publicly admit that his " zahistniks "hide like rats in barns and pigsties ...

@dnepr_partizani
#DnepropetrovskPartisans #Dnepropetrovsk #Dnepr #Mozgovoy Detachment #WarZ #CountryZ #Reports

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | May 4 2022 1:34 utc | 100

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