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    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #5

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    Post  Ispan Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:29 am

    Ispan wrote:No war report today but I revised the translation of a letter from Kharkov underground about yesterday events

    https://guerraenucrania.wordpress.com/2022/03/09/carta-desde-kharkov/

    And here's the report just a copy paste but nothing much happening

    https://guerraenucrania.wordpress.com/2022/03/09/parte-de-guerra-09-03-2022/

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    Post  Arkanghelsk Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:56 am

    https://t.me/istorijaoruzija/41666

    Grad strikes kharkov

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    Post  d_taddei2 Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:58 am

    As for the Chernobyl issue that western media made a big sing and dance about. See below issue now null and void

    "But the UN nuclear watchdog said the loss of power at the site does not have any critical impact on safety, adding there is "sufficient" cooling water for spent nuclear fuel."

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    Post  kvs Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:01 am

    d_taddei2 wrote:As for the Chernobyl issue that western media made a big sing and dance about. See below issue now null and void

    "But the UN nuclear watchdog said the loss of power at the site does not have any critical impact on safety, adding there is "sufficient" cooling water for spent nuclear fuel."

    All NATzO propaganda is illogical. Russia occupied the plant almost two weeks ago but is shelling the plant power feed now?
    WTF for? This is pure hate projection.

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    Post  kvs Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:08 am

    I have been listening to informed analysis on Youtube but it is not available in English. The regime forces are actually attempting
    to stage counter attacks on Russian forces in the Kharkov area and elsewhere. They are failing and blowing their last wad. I think
    that when Mariupol is liberated it will start a collapse process. Once Kharkov is liberated it is game over. Russia is leaving Odessa
    for the right moment. No point in wasting soldiers when regime forces are still under the illusion they can achieve something.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:09 am

    kvs wrote:
    d_taddei2 wrote:As for the Chernobyl issue that western media made a big sing and dance about. See below issue now null and void

    "But the UN nuclear watchdog said the loss of power at the site does not have any critical impact on safety, adding there is "sufficient" cooling water for spent nuclear fuel."

    All NATzO propaganda is illogical.   Russia occupied the plant almost two weeks ago but is shelling the plant power feed now?
    WTF for?   This is pure hate projection.


    Makes about as much sense as placing hundreds of foreign bases several thousand kilometers away from your borders, your MIC/military outspending most countries military's combined, and accusing the bordering nation state of aggressive military expansion. Wink

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    Post  d_taddei2 Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:24 am

    Point 10) this explains a lot lol! lol! lol! lol!

    Sanctions sanctions sanctions USA still can't survive without Russia resources. Bluff and bluster the USA and UK have been on these so called sanctions packages.

    Point 8 ) will ensure companies will return once everything calms down nice move Russia.

    Updates

    1) UK confirms a "small number of soldiers" may have gone AWOL to fight in Ukraine. @BritishArmy spokesman: "We're aware of a small number of individual soldiers who have disobeyed orders & gone absent without leave, and may have travelled to Ukraine in a personal capacity"

    2) Sec Lloyd Austin stressed to his Polish counterpart "that we do not support the transfer of additional fighter aircraft to the Ukrainian air force at this time, and therefore have no desire to see them in our custody either," per @PentagonPresSec

    3) Russia will send to OPCW information on coming provocations with chemical weapons in Ukraine - Russian envoy

    4) Russian army started to move towards Kryvyi Rih from Kherson/Mykolaiv regions

    5)Evacuation column from Enerhodar, Dniprorudne and Vasylivka arrived in Zaporizhiye

    6) US Ban on Russian Energy Excludes Key Item to Avoid Rolling Blackouts Across American Cities
    US imports of Russian uranium won’t be affected by President Biden’s ban on Russian energy, a source familiar with the situation has told Reuters.
    America has no active uranium production or processing facilities, leaving it entirely dependent on imports.

    46 percent of the uranium used by the US’s 56 operational nuclear power plants is imported from Russia and its Kazakh and Uzbek allies, with 22 percent coming from Canada, 11 percent from Australia, and five percent from Namibia. The US purchased about 10.2 million kg of uranium from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in 2020, according to data extrapolated from US Energy Information Administration figures

    7) Russian MoD: 90% of Ukraine's Military Airports Containing Majority of Its Air Force Knocked Out. Part of its fleet of aircraft has flown to Romania and is not taking part in any combat
    "At the start of the special operation, the Ukrainian Air Force had as many as 250 serviceable combat aircraft and helicopters. Russia's Aerospace Fores have destroyed 89 combat aircraft and 57 helicopters on the ground and in the air,.

    8 ) Gov't Commission Backs Tools to Nationalize Assets of Foreign Firms If They Permanently Exit Russia.
    The measures, designed “to support the Russian economy in the face of sanctions, provides for the introduction of a mechanism for the nationalization of the property of foreign organizations,” the party wrote in a statement. So far, while dozens of foreign companies have announced plans to "pause" or "temporarily suspend" their Russian operations, few if any have said that they intend to permanently leave the lucrative Russian market.

    9) Moscow: US-funded Biolabs in Ukraine Engaged in Development of Components for Biological Weapons
    US Department of Defence controls some "336 biolabs across 30 countries. Russian security officials and the Foreign Ministry have spent years expressing serious concerns about the activities of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine and other post-Soviet republics, including Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Georgia

    10) Leaded Gas Likely Dealt Severe Blow to US Population's IQ, Study Warns.
    A new study conducted by researchers from Florida State University and Duke University sheds light on the use of leaded gasoline in the United States – banned since 1996 – and it likely causing significant IQ losses in the country’s population.
    The authors of the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week estimate that “170 million Americans alive today were exposed to high-lead levels in early childhood,” and that lead is “responsible for the loss of 824,097,690 IQ points” in the US population as of 2015.

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    Post  Vann7 Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:32 am

    kvs wrote:I have been listening to informed analysis on Youtube but it is not available in English.   The regime forces are actually attempting
    to stage counter attacks on Russian forces in the Kharkov area and elsewhere.   They are failing and blowing their last wad.    I think
    that when Mariupol is liberated it will start a collapse process.   Once Kharkov is liberated it is game over.   Russia is leaving Odessa
    for the right moment.   No point in wasting soldiers when regime forces are still under the illusion they can achieve something.


    not really..


    Odessa , kharkiv and mariupol ,all the borders with russia and all the coast of ukraine up to odessa need to be captured before any agreements for ending the conflict.. finishing the war too soon , will be a mistake.. odessa is more important to kiev ,because it can block NATO from a port there ,for their warships,  that they can use to supply heavy weapons to ukraine. also oddesa is super important because allows russia to connect to transnistria to supply their soldiers there.  ideally russia will benefit from capturing all western borders of ukraine so that russia can create a land bridge and air bridge for russian airforce with help of friendly hungary in case nato attacks serbia
    this also allows russia to sell energy to central europe with hungary as main hub bypassing poland and turkey as hubs.

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    Post  DerWolf Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:47 am

    https://www.rt.com/russia/551550-russia-ukraine-regime-change/

    Russia not seeking regime change in Ukraine – Foreign Ministry

    Moscow is not aiming to overthrow the current leadership in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, amid the ongoing military campaign in the neighboring state.

    Its objectives don’t include occupation of Ukraine, destruction of its statehood, or the toppling of the current government. It’s not directed against the civilian population,” Zakharova told reporters at a regular press conference on Wednesday.

    The spokeswoman reiterated that Moscow wants to defend the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which broke away from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. She added that Russia seeks the “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine.

    Zakharova accused NATO of “flooding” the country with weapons, which has created “a military threat” to Moscow.

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    President Volodymyr Zelensky, meanwhile, repeatedly said that Ukraine had never posed a threat to Russia. Kiev stated that the Russian attack was entirely unprovoked and denied claims that it was planning to retake the rebellious republics by force.

    Russia claims that it is only hitting military sites, such as airfields, air defense units, and radar stations. Ukraine, however, has accused Moscow of heavy shelling of residential areas in Kiev, Kharkov, and other cities.

    Many countries, including the US, UK, and EU member states, imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia.


    So what do u think about this?
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    Post  Big_Gazza Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:52 am

    Great example of Big Tech propaganda - an obviously fake vid (alleging to be Tucker) which although blocked as inauthentic, still appears on Tucker google search....

    These fckers just have no shame or a sense of morality.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:00 am

    DerWolf wrote:https://www.rt.com/russia/551550-russia-ukraine-regime-change/

    Russia not seeking regime change in Ukraine – Foreign Ministry

    Moscow is not aiming to overthrow the current leadership in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, amid the ongoing military campaign in the neighboring state.

    Its objectives don’t include occupation of Ukraine, destruction of its statehood, or the toppling of the current government. It’s not directed against the civilian population,” Zakharova told reporters at a regular press conference on Wednesday.

    The spokeswoman reiterated that Moscow wants to defend the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which broke away from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. She added that Russia seeks the “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine.

    Zakharova accused NATO of “flooding” the country with weapons, which has created “a military threat” to Moscow.

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    President Volodymyr Zelensky, meanwhile, repeatedly said that Ukraine had never posed a threat to Russia. Kiev stated that the Russian attack was entirely unprovoked and denied claims that it was planning to retake the rebellious republics by force.

    Russia claims that it is only hitting military sites, such as airfields, air defense units, and radar stations. Ukraine, however, has accused Moscow of heavy shelling of residential areas in Kiev, Kharkov, and other cities.

    Many countries, including the US, UK, and EU member states, imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia.


    So what do u think about this?

    Zakharova is just keeping these bastards guessing. Russia isn't going to reveal its cards to the rats and jackals that are nipping at the Bears heels.  Nothing will satisfy the greedy corrupt feckless pricks who run the Western cabal except unopposed global hegemony, and Russia (as a major soure of resistance) has been in their crosshairs for decades.  Putin and co are smart enough to know that any hint of a climb-down would be massively counterproductive, so this doesn't represent any change of plan.

    Russia would be probably be OK with a puppet like Zelensky running an interim admin as long as he takes his orders from Moscow, not Washington. He is just a puppet after all, and his strings can easily pass from one master to another.  A puppet never complains....

    No compromise on the de-nazification however.  Every last far-right ultra-nationalist jack-booted whackjob is going to meet his maker, and the Horned One doesn't look kindly upon his minions when they fail in their alloted tasks... Twisted Evil

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    Post  Kiko Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:19 am

    DerWolf wrote:https://www.rt.com/russia/551550-russia-ukraine-regime-change/

    Russia not seeking regime change in Ukraine – Foreign Ministry

    Moscow is not aiming to overthrow the current leadership in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, amid the ongoing military campaign in the neighboring state.

    Its objectives don’t include occupation of Ukraine, destruction of its statehood, or the toppling of the current government. It’s not directed against the civilian population,” Zakharova told reporters at a regular press conference on Wednesday.

    The spokeswoman reiterated that Moscow wants to defend the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which broke away from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. She added that Russia seeks the “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine.

    Zakharova accused NATO of “flooding” the country with weapons, which has created “a military threat” to Moscow.

    Russia claims to have discovered Ukrainian Donbass attack plan
    Read more Russia claims to have discovered Ukrainian Donbass attack plan
    President Volodymyr Zelensky, meanwhile, repeatedly said that Ukraine had never posed a threat to Russia. Kiev stated that the Russian attack was entirely unprovoked and denied claims that it was planning to retake the rebellious republics by force.

    Russia claims that it is only hitting military sites, such as airfields, air defense units, and radar stations. Ukraine, however, has accused Moscow of heavy shelling of residential areas in Kiev, Kharkov, and other cities.

    Many countries, including the US, UK, and EU member states, imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia.


    So what do u think about this?

    If by stating that Russia isn't seeking regime change Maria meant that the objective is to reinstate Viktor Yanukóvich, who's the legitimate President of Ukraine and was violently overthrown by a coup, then you can strictly say that there's no regime change in view. Petro & Volodymir can't be called Presidents but instead might be called junta leaders.

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    Post  Isos Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:27 am

    miketheterrible wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:

    I somehow don't think anyone who joins up will get that kind of money.  My guess is, they expect anyone they send to die and anyone who does flee and survive won't see a dime.

    Flee ? Haven't you seen what they do to civilians trying to flee ? Those foreign fighters will fight to death, whether they want it or not... as soon as they get in the combat area they are traped with nazis that will use them to the end.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they stick bombs on them and use them for suicide attcks. After all it's the same who trained and controled ISIS that are controlling ukrainian nazis.

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    Post  ucmvulcan Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:51 am

    Did someone take down SouthFront?

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    Post  flamming_python Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:19 am

    Russia's judo kick to the western financial gut

    Washington's sanctions on Moscow will destroy Europe, not Russia
    By Pepe Escobar
    March 08 2022

    The battlefield is drawn.

    The official Russian blacklist of hostile sanctioning nations includes the US, the EU, Canada and, in Asia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore (the only one from Southeast Asia). Notice how that ‘international community’ keeps shrinking.

    The Global South should be aware that no nations from West Asia, Latin America or Africa have joined Washington’s sanctions bandwagon.

    Moscow has not even announced its own package of counter-sanctions. Yet an official decree “On Temporary Order of Obligations to Certain Foreign Creditors,” which allows Russian companies to settle their debts in rubles, provides a hint of what’s to come.

    Russian counter-measures all revolve around this new presidential decree, signed last Saturday, which economist Yevgeny Yushchuk defines as a “nuclear retaliatory landmine.”

    It works like this: to pay for loans obtained from a sanctioning country exceeding 10 million rubles a month, Russian companies do not have to make a transfer. They ask for a Russian bank to open a correspondent account in rubles under the creditor’s name. Then the company transfers rubles to this account at the current exchange rate, and it’s all perfectly legal.

    Payments in foreign currency only go through the Central Bank on a case-by-case basis. They must receive special permission from the Government Commission for the Control of Foreign Investment.

    What this means in practice is that the bulk of the $478 billion or so in Russian foreign debt may “disappear” from the balance sheets of western banks. The equivalent in rubles will be deposited somewhere, in Russian banks; but western banks, as things stand, can’t access it.

    It is debatable whether this straightforward strategy was the product of those ‘non-sovereignist’ brains gathered at the Russian Central Bank. More likely, there has been input from influential economist Sergei Glazyev, also a top former advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin on regional integration. Here is a revised edition, in English, of his groundbreaking essay Sanctions and Sovereignty, which I have previously summarized.

    Meanwhile, Sberbank confirmed it will issue Russia’s Mir debit/credit cards co-badged with China’s UnionPay. Alfa-Bank, the largest private bank in Russia, will also issue UnionPay credit and debit cards. Although only introduced five years ago, 40 percent of Russians already have a Mir card for domestic use. Now they will also be able to use it internationally, via UnionPay’s enormous network. And without Visa and Mastercard, commissions on all transactions will remain in the Russia-China sphere. De-dollarization, in effect.

    Mr Maduro, gimme some oil

    The Iran sanctions negotiations in Vienna may be reaching the last stage – as acknowledged even by Chinese diplomat Wang Qun. But it was Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who introduced a new, crucial variable into Vienna’s final discussions.

    Lavrov made his eleventh-hour demand quite explicit: “We have asked for a written guarantee … that the current [Russian sanctions] process triggered by the United States does not in any way damage our right to free and full trade, economic and investment cooperation and military-technical cooperation with the Islamic Republic.”

    As per the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement of 2015, Russia receives enriched uranium from Iran and exchanges it for yellowcake and, in parallel, is reconverting Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant into a research center. Without Iranian enriched uranium exports there’s simply no JCPOA deal. It boggles the mind that US Secretary of State Blinken does not seem to understand that.

    Everyone in Vienna, sidelines included, knows that for all actors to sign on the JCPOA revival, no nation must be individually targeted in terms of trading with Iran. Tehran also knows it.

    So what’s happening now is an elaborate game of Persian mirrors, coordinated between Russian and Iranian diplomacy. Moscow’s Ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, attributed the fierce reaction to Lavrov in some Iranian quarters to a “misunderstanding.” This will all be played out in the shade.

    An extra element is that according to a Persian Gulf intel source with privileged Iranian access, Tehran may be selling as many as three million barrels of oil a day already, “so if they do sign a deal, it will not affect supply at all; only they will be paid more.”

    The US administration of President Joe Biden is now absolutely desperate: today it banned all imports of oil and gas from Russia, which happens to be the second largest exporter of oil to the US, behind Canada and ahead of Mexico. The US big Russian-energy ‘replacement strategy’ is to beg for oil from Iran and Venezuela.

    So, the White House sent a delegation to talk to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, led by Juan Gonzalez, the White House’s top Latin America adviser. The US offer is to “alleviate” sanctions on Caracas in exchange for oil.

    The United States government has spent years – if not decades – burning all bridges with Venezuela and Iran. The US destroyed Iraq and Libya, and isolated Venezuela and Iran in its attempt to take over global oil markets – just to end up miserably trying to buy out both and escape from being crushed by the economic forces it had unleashed. That proves, once again, that imperial ‘policy makers’ are utterly clueless.

    Caracas will request the elimination of all sanctions on Venezuela and the return of all its confiscated gold. And it seems like none of this was cleared with ‘President’ Juan Guaido, who since 2019, has been the only Venezuelan leader “recognized” by Washington.

    Social cohesion torn apart

    Oil and gas markets, meanwhile, are in total panic. No western trader wants to buy Russian gas; and that has nothing to do with Russia’s state-owned energy behemoth Gazprom, which continues to duly supply customers who signed contracts with fixed tariffs, from $100 to $300; (others are paying over $3,000 in the spot market).

    European banks are less and less willing to grant loans for energy trade with Russia because of the sanctions hysteria. A strong hint that the Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 may be literally six feet under is that importer Wintershall-Dea wrote off its share of the financing, de facto assuming that the pipeline will not be launched.

    Everyone with a brain in Germany knows that two extra Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals – still to be constructed – will not be enough for Berlin’s needs. There is simply not enough LNG to supply them. Europe will have to fight with Asia over who can pay more. Asia wins.

    Europe imports roughly 400 billion cubic meters of gas a year, with Russia responsible for 200 billion of this. There’s no way Europe can find $200 billion anywhere else to replace Russia – be it in Algeria, Qatar or Turkmenistan. Not to mention its lack of necessary LNG terminals.

    So, obviously, the top beneficiary of all the mess will be the US – which will be able to impose not only their terminals and control systems, but also profit from loans to the EU, sales of equipment, and full access to the whole EU energy infrastructure. All LNG installations, pipelines and warehouses will be connected to a sole network with a single control room: an American business dream.

    Europe will be left with reduced gas production for its dwindling industry; job losses; decreasing quality of life standards; increased pressure over the social security system; and, last but not least, the necessity to apply for extra American loans. Some nations will go back to coal for heating. The Green Parade will be livid.

    What about Russia? As a hypothesis, even if all its energy exports were curtailed – and they won’t be; their top clients are in Asia – Russia would not have to use its foreign reserves.

    The Russophobic all-out attack on Russian exports also targets palladium metals – vital for electronics, from laptops to aircraft systems. Prices are skyrocketing. Russia controls 50 percent of the global market. Then there are noble gases – neon, helium, argon, xenon – essential for production of microchips. Titanium has risen by a quarter, and both Boeing (by a third) and Airbus (by two thirds) rely on titanium from Russia.

    Oil, food, fertilizers, strategic metals, neon gas for semiconductors: all burning at the stake, at the feet of Witch Russia.

    Some westerners who still treasure Bismarckian realpolitik have started wondering whether shielding energy (in the case of Europe) and selected commodity flows from sanctions may have everything to do with protecting an immense racket: the commodity derivatives system.

    After all, if that implodes, because of a shortage of commodities, the whole western financial system blows up. Now that’s a real system failure.

    The key issue for the Global South to digest is that the ‘west’ is not committing suicide. What we have here, essentially, is the United States willfully destroying German industry and the European economy – bizarrely, with their connivance.

    To destroy the European economy means not allowing extra market space for China, and blocking the inevitable extra trade which will be a direct consequence of closer exchanges between the EU and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s biggest trade deal.

    The end result will be the US eating European savings for lunch while China expands its middle class to over 500 million people. Russia will do just fine, as Glazyev outlines: sovereign and self-sufficient.

    American economist Michael Hudson has concisely sketched the lineaments of imperial self-implosion. Yet way more dramatic, as a strategic disaster, is how the deaf, dumb and blind parade toward deep recession and near-hyperinflation will rip what’s left of the west’s social cohesion apart. Mission accomplished.

    Truly it seems like Russia outplayed the West here

    The one who wins in chess is generally the one who has thought even just one extra step ahead

    And judging by the clown-show of the sanctions regime against Russia, the West didn't even bother thinking more than 1 step ahead. Russia has already deployed a counter to most of the measures the West has taken. Maybe one or two measures have blindsided it, and on the military front as well - but on the whole they're winning this bout

    Putin used his opponents own strength against him. Classic judo.

    Now global south leaders and journalists are all busy blasting Washington and the EU




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    Post  Arkanghelsk Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:10 am

    It is correct to say the world has shifted, in a way Washington did not imagine

    At the same time it is very possible that Washington is attempting to discharge its responsibility as imperial overlord

    The scorched earth policy , is a tool being used to reduce American obligation as world policeman

    The Americans themselves are fomenting this process, the burdens are heavy and they must rearrange their own house, put things in order.

    They understand it is a multipolar world, and that is why Russia gets out of its den, and noone goes to meet it, in fact can we begin to think that this entire situation was wanted? Even desired...?

    It's absolutely understood, the world shall be fragmented and partitioned

    Cooperation will resume, but how? Under what terms and under what new world order will such cooperation transpire ?

    It is all going for Russia exceedingly well, regaining its lands , regaining its sphere of influence in the colloquial backyard, has been achieved at a price, not a deadly one, but at a price.

    But in the end, we can say fully , it was worth it, the losers here are many

    Russia has paid a great price, but it walks away with more than a simple "we told you so"

    With Ukraine, the power balance of Eastern Europe has shifted indefinitely to Russia, seeing the Poles climb down from their Mig29 offer was the greatest revelation to any watcher of the Russia NATO standoff

    The weight of power is felt, with Belarus and Ukraine under the mighty power of Great Russia, to exercise influence on the entire region.

    The balkans, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Baltics , Poland all of these bodies are pulled into the orbit of the de facto large planet , who's gravity is sinking the rest into a new orbit.

    Europe has lost, it has paid the biggest price, for no return at all. Its economy destroyed, and the lebensraum of the 4th reich, lost in operation Z

    With Ukraine anchored into Russia, the black sea is a true Mare Nostrum. Turkey in this situation always was allied with the west, but even Turkey due to its actions in the last decade, has found itself in the position where Moscow is the arbiter of affairs that Turkey must acquiesce to , faced with Russia in Odessa, Crimea, Azov, Abkhazia, and Krasnodar... well the situation has changed... quite dramatically

    Russia is a nation that will not be talked to or pushed from a position of threats,  Russia must be respected in the words of Macron

    And it will always be so. The template for Russian leaders has been established in the last 20 years by the Greatest Leader, we can truly give him this title. He has established a precedent,  a rule book, that any leader in future times can revisit should they need to.

    Eastern Europe has been secured, issues remain, but as Operation Z moves into phase 2, the outcome is all clear. Ukraine, the black sea, Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern mediterranean bounded by Latakia and soon to be Sudan, gives Russia the keys to Africa and in the words of the late Brzezinski.. I say this with some cynical glee, Russia is an EMPIRE

    Central Asia with rapid action in Kazakhstan, and Nagornoh Karabakh, is also in a stasis even with Taliban in Afghanistan. Trade plans for this region are huge. India and Pakistan have felt the tectonic shift in the region.

    China itself understands Russia is the most geopolitically self aware and proactive force on the planet.

    Operation Z is but a template of what they hope to play out in Taiwan. They can improve upon it, but they must learn from its pioneers.

    Latin America also, has been changed indefinitely by this. The VMF has a new mission, and it includes the Carribean, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans,  Russia must secure its interest no matter what, operation Z once again,  lays the template for future action in every direction.

    The possibilities are endless, for Great Russia

    And the most significant of all this, was the internal changes for Russia itself.

    Seeing Deripaska, Khodorkovsky,  wiping tears from their eyes, seeing zelensky with his eyes bloodshot and sunken in

    Seeing Russian forces in the suburbs of Irpen and Brovary, paints a vivid picture replete with the gravest realism

    This , is not your grandfather's or even fathers Russia, we most definitely are not in kansas anymore


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    Post  Arkanghelsk Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:38 am

    https://sputniknews.com/20220309/govt-commission-backs-tools-to-nationalize-assets-of-foreign-firms-if-they-permanently-exit-russia-1093727101.html

    Russian authorities have already taken a series of steps aimed at easing the economic impact of Western sanctions pressure, including a requirement for companies to sell 80 percent of their foreign currency, and a presidential decree allowing overseas creditors to be temporarily paid back in rubles.

    A Russian government legislative commission has put together a second package of proposed measures in support of the economy, including the creation of a mechanism for the nationalization of the property of foreign firms which decide to leave the country, United Russia, Russia’s ruling party, announced on its Telegram page on Wednesday.

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    Post  Vann7 Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:57 am

    evo morales (formen bolivian president ) asked this..



    Evo Morales tells the @PartidoPSUV congress that it's time to think seriously about how to put an end to NATO and U.S. imperialist policies.


    the answer ,is to challenge American most high tech global business from silicon valley with superior business , and modernize latin american cultures to the digital /internet era, finally to create a military alliance a latin nato ,armed by russia and china independent of the northern one and start also to compete with US in space. and build a technology alliance to counter taiwan monolopy in high tech,  is with business leadership ,softpower ,how monopolies and empires can be defeated.


    now more evidence why Russia is not fighting the war in ukraine correctly.




    is on spanish , but there is english translate ,but at min 4:40 , the video and the journalist speak about how azov batallion are fighting the russians using civilians residences as human shields. It shows one nazi with an anti tank
    weapon ,deployed in the roof of a building and he was not even aware of spy drone watching him from above. Laughing


    unfortunately if Russia did not wasted so much money is olympic bullshit , that now are museums since russia will never again will be without sanctions. Russia could have used that money , up to 100billions $ dollars for full modernization of its military ,with a world class attack drones force , not only in quality but in numbers too , so that the russian military ALWAYS get many attack close air support 24 hours .  you can build kamikazi drones with a very small charge grenade explosive and wipe out all those nazis that hides on roof of buildings with anti tank weapons or even enter inside a window and blow up a sniper hiding there..   in summary RUSSIA needs at least 20x times more a bigger drone force , from high altitude attack drones to cheap kamikazi drones..

    the psychological impact of russia releasing videos  ,showing how their attack drones wipe out
    nazis and caught them by surprise from above ,will force the nazis to not go outside ,and avoid any attempt for ambush for fear of drones.


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    Post  Arkanghelsk Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:13 pm

    https://www.rt.com/news/551589-lavrov-kuleba-turkey-meeting/

    Russia’s and Ukraine’s FMs arrive in Turkey ahead of talks

    Sergey Lavrov and Dmytro Kuleba touched down in Turkey ahead of most high-profile talks since the start of the military conflict in Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba have reportedly landed in Turkey, which offered to mediate the talks between the top diplomats of their respective countries.

    Moscow’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that Lavrov was set to depart for the Turkish city of Antalya on Wednesday, with local media reports later noting that both he and Kuleba had arrived for the peace negotiations, set for Thursday at the Regnum Carya Hotel.

    Spokesperson for the Ukraine Foreign Ministry Oleg Nikolenko has confirmed Kuleba’s arrival to the resort on Twitter.

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu first announced the planned meeting on Monday, voicing hopes it would mark “a turning point and...an important step towards peace and stability.” He said the talks were brokered following “intensive diplomatic efforts” by Ankara, and that he would be present for the dialogue.

    Again , this leads nowhere, but it's necessary from the informational aspect

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    Post  GarryB Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:34 pm

    From 90s I can hear form US propaganda machine about imminent bankruptcy and collapse of Russia. s Russia collapsed already so many times how now is so important for US? and their biological weapons' programme?


    Bio weapons to target the Russians so when they move to their living space in the east it will not be populated... sounds like the Nazis who moved to the west after WWII are getting a second go.

    Do the fifth columnist Russians who want the west to win understand that their genes make them vulnerable to bioweapons too?

    I mean the US can eat the EU lunch money for a while but it will weaken the EU, which in turn will weaken the collective west.

    Has this been thought out by the US?

    The EU thinks Russia is the enemy and feeding the real big bully your lunch money to protect you from Russia makes sense to them.

    Stockholm syndrome...

    It appears that they are using the An-2's to trigger air defense radars - not confirmed though.

    More likely to use the drones we saw posted before, they are drones used to test their own air defence systems and can be fitted with corner reflectors to make them look any size you want... they are also super cheap with a very simple buzz bomb type jet engine so it does not matter if they get shot down... unlike An-2s.

    Forget the geopoltical after-shocks from Russia invading Ukropistan. This financial eathquake at Richter 11.5 is going to shake the world to its fricking foundations, and the US is going to discover (to its endless horror) that it resembles a house of cards more than an impregnable financial fortress.

    Either the west is going to be losing control of international organisations, or alternative parallel orgs will be created to offer the same service without the western control... this is a good step towards a multipolar world... which does not require the destruction of any particular country, but would of course require the west to grow a pair and stop blinding doing what the US orders them to do and to start thinking of their own interests instead.

    3,000 Americans have applied to join the Ukrainian military:

    And if they make it home alive the media will ignore them because they wont be telling the same story that the media is telling...

    They will still sell to US. Chavez did even though he was anti American. It's fine, they can do it and benefit Venezuela. Doesn't mean they become friends.

    They should know they have the US by the balls so I hope they get the best terms and best price possible...

    Russia still sells gas to the EU.

    He should demand the 2 billion in gold reserves in London be moved to Moscow or Beijing.

    India is starting to tilt more towards the Russia-China axis, albeit its careful to keep neutral publicly

    India is going to be a power... its future with the west will be under the US and probably also under all the other countries of the west, where China and Russia were supposed to sit. Indias future with China and Russia will be as India... not getting orders from Russia or China and not giving orders either.

    F-16's destroyed a Canadian convoy in Afghanistan during the earlier days of the war. Canadians even kept saying the F-16 was attacking Canadian forces. Pilot ignored and there was an engagement by Canadian forces. Of course at best they had their Lav 3 and in end they were all killed.

    There was an incident in the middle east where a US A-10 hit a British vehicle and killed about 7 or 8 British soldiers... the first message from the Americans was that it was during combat and in a dust storm where it was hard to tell one side from the other and was an accident.

    Then video footage from the Brits was released and the soldiers were standing around with their body armour off and no weapons just standing and sitting around, beautify sunny day, no wind, certainly no combat going on at all.

    Were they lying on purpose?

    I suspect the people being asked didn't know and were just guessing at the main reasons mistakes could be made, but they should not have made such speculations public if they didn't actually know. Reporters certainly should not have been reporting it if they couldn't say for certain what actually happened instead of what might have happened.

    Being here in America I don't know if this is true or not but is it true that a law has been passed that if anybody calls this conflict between Russia and Ukraine a "war" in Russia that they will receive 15 years of prison time? If true that is pretty ridiculous.

    For a while the US demanded everyone accept their description of the Vietnam war as being a police action...

    Easier to justify your own craziness by suggesting the other side is crazy too... no evidence required most of the time.

    We ban Russian news but they are the crazy censorship nazis...


    Seen this earlier, yes, recipe for disaster. Judging by the cars, civilians seem to be in the area too.

    Actually that is just fine... Nazi ATGMs on tops of buildings will be nice and easy to pick off from long range with Helicopters launching ATGMs with HE warheads... no need to bring down the whole building.

    But these events aside China doesn't want India in any RUSSIA-CHINA axis because it sees India as a competitor and a rival to China's ally Pakistan.

    Not at all, China sees India as an independent state that can do as it pleases, just as it sees itself and Russia as being the same way. The EU and Japan and South Korea and Australia et all however are not and are all dictated to from Washington, and India joining that will make it more powerful... but I don't mean it will make India more powerful, it will make the US more powerful with more bodies to throw at countries that annoy her like they are now with Ukrainian bodies.

    India needs to work out what it wants and work together with China and Russia to make things better for Indian and Russian and Chinese people... the people the US doesn't give a shit about.

    It directly contradicts what Putin said 1/2 days ago. He will not be happy.

    He wont be happy but what will it change?

    I am sure if they didn't want to go they could have refused because they are conscripts.

    Putin also said he wouldn't invade the Ukraine.

    As some Chilean dude sitting in Harkov basement noticed - Ukraine wins PR war, Russia wins war war.
    And former is not less important then the latter nowadays.

    The west has rendered the PR war in the west as being meaningless, it holds no water.

    When you win a court case because the other side was not allowed to speak or defend themselves what have you actually won?

    The western media have made themselves ridiculous, they are propaganda instruments not interested in the real story or the truth, which means they can and do win nothing.

    Currently here in New Zealand the war in the Ukraine is about 3 minutes with this or that new terrible Russian war crime and then it is normal news... floods in Australia, all sorts of other BS.

    BTW if they do survive they should expect to hear "Oh did we mean $60,000 USD? We really meant to say 60,000 Ukrainian hernia...err Hryvnia!"

    They will be the cannon fodder for the higher up nazis and on their last mission of their last tour as they leave the trenches to head back to the US of A they will get a bullet in the back of their head because the company also pays the locals to get their mercs killed before they can come home and collect... 2K to the Nazis is much cheaper than 60K to the mercs.

    1) UK confirms a "small number of soldiers" may have gone AWOL to fight in Ukraine. @BritishArmy spokesman: "We're aware of a small number of individual soldiers who have disobeyed orders & gone absent without leave, and may have travelled to Ukraine in a personal capacity"

    Plausible deniability... I suspect they will demand they be treated as POWs if captured?

    The scorched earth policy , is a tool being used to reduce American obligation as world policeman

    World policeman was the term the US used, but it followed no rules or ethics or honour... at best it was the leader of a lynch mob of the willing to crush smaller countries to their will... not something police do very often.

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    Post  Vann7 Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:01 pm

    It looks the west is planning a false flag accident in ukraine ..
    with their nuclear reactors and using the fake comedians , comedy shows in the west
    to brainwash society , telling them ,that is Russia the one that turned mad and crazy and is attacking
    the nuclear reactors of ukraine. Rolling Eyes





    The reality of what happened is the ukros,, likely at the orders of the west , attacked the electric system of the nuclear reactor..

    Ukrainian nationalists attempted to cut power to Chernobyl, Russia claims  by RT

    https://www.rt.com/russia/551583-ukraine-nationalists-chernobyl/

    if you can't see it.. here is sputnik.news too


    Ukrainian Nationalists Have Attacked Substation Supplying Power to Chernobyl NPP, Russian MoD Says

    https://sputniknews.com/20220309/ukrainian-nationalists-have-attacked-substation-supplying-power-to-chernobyl-npp-russian-mod-says-1093725311.html

    it looks like the west fake news media and fake comedians that are not funny at all ,are trying to create the image that russia is desperate to provoke a nuclear accident in ukraine. and shelling the same nuclear power plants their military provide protection.   Rolling Eyes

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    Post  diabetus Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:51 pm

    What's happening in Sumy?
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    Post  ahmedfire Thu Mar 10, 2022 2:00 pm

    Hole wrote:Russian special military operation in Ukraine #5 - Page 23 Kadyro10
    Kadyrov about McDonalds and Coca-Cola leaving Russia. Very Happy

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #5 - Page 23 Fnzsud10

    This is so true , i already stopped most of these things and my life has changed so far , the western lifestyle just makes people stupid and dump .

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    Post  ucmvulcan Thu Mar 10, 2022 2:07 pm

    ahmedfire wrote:
    Hole wrote:Russian special military operation in Ukraine #5 - Page 23 Kadyro10
    Kadyrov about McDonalds and Coca-Cola leaving Russia. Very Happy

    Russian special military operation in Ukraine #5 - Page 23 Fnzsud10

    This is so true , i already stopped most of these things and my life has changed so far , the western lifestyle just makes people stupid and dump .

    I second that, I gave up Facebook back after they censored my post about the 8 years of Ukrainian genocide in the Donbass because I could see where they were going and frankly it's like a weight off my shoulders. McDonald's? Well.Russian friends, if you wonder what the secret sauce is its two parts mayonnaise and one part mustard. Seriously that's it. As for the rest of McDonald's food, why would you do that to yourselves? Yeah you don't need it and I haven't had a meal from the clown in about 7 years. Coke? Not sure how I would do without that one, but yeah it would probably make me healthier to Nix it

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