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U.S. Marines and Moldovan soldiers integrated to conduct an Anti-Armor Workshop in Balti, Moldova
The situation in Transnistria at the moment is quite complicated and tense. The AFU (Armed Forces of Ukraine) hold several military detachments on the border, which control the territory. The border with Moldova is one of the supply roads of equipment from Europe and a place of accumulation of Ukrainian resources for further redistribution to different fronts. However, it is impossible to state with absolute certainty that no combat operations will take place on this territory.
On May 24, three military transport planes were seen flying from Romania in the direction of Moldova. As the planes were approaching, they turned on their transponders, so it is not clear where exactly the planes landed. According to one version, the planes were carrying weapons for Ukraine. And for about a month already all civil aircraft have been avoiding flights in the Moldovan airspace because of the danger of flights near Ukraine. The crews of the civil planes were afraid of the deteriorating situation in Transnistria.
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On May 26, Polish military equipment was spotted in the Romanian town of Brielle. The town is located near the Ukrainian and Moldovan borders. In addition, Polish troops have been spotted on the border between Romania and Moldova. This is no secret, since Polish tanks were previously spotted near Kryvyi Rih, and material aid is being brought in through Poland to Ukraine.
Bucharest recently filmed a video of four M777 howitzers imported into Ukraine from Canada. These variants of the howitzers were modified to the Excalibur M982 version with automatic target correction.
Important political process is underway in Moldova itself at the moment. The Moldovan authorities detained the former president and one of the oppositionists, Igor Dodon. Dodon’s position is opposed to the Chisinau regime regarding the events in Ukraine, so he is now being attacked by the authorities. He is also accused of corruption and called to leave the country. The Kremlin commented on his detention and said that the Russian side was alarmed that the practice of detention was being used against people who have friendly relations with Russia. Dodon, on the other hand, said that no one would be able to scare him. Activists gathered outside the parliament building demanding the release of Igor Dodon and an end to his prosecution under the article on the betrayal of the motherland. Dodon had previously advocated a neutral status of Moldova in the conflict in Ukraine.
After the Dodon’s detention, Moldovan President Maia Sandu will be able to dictate her policies without fear of criticism from the opposition. The issue of Transnistria will also be decided by her without any room for discussion. Thus, Moldova will be able to engage in combat operations or provide troops for Ukraine, not to mention the fact that Moldova has previously supplied military equipment to Ukraine.
Tensions persist in Transnistria, although some troops have been redeployed inland. The local population is increasingly concerned about the problem of sending the local territorial defense units to the front.
The Russian control over the southern Ukrainian regions would let the Russian military to reach the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic (a self-proclaimed state). The Russian peacekeeping forces have been deployed in Transnistria since 1995. On May 18, Maia Sandu demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria because they reportedly violate the sovereignty of the republic.
While Moldova is still playing an uncertain game in the Ukrainian conflict, Romania is openly condemning the Russian Federation for the special operation.Sandu stated the following: “Today there is no imminent threat of Moldovan involvement in the war, we are a neutral country, but for this purpose, we call for the withdrawal of the Russian military from the territory of Transnistria, because their presence violates our neutrality.” The question of the Russian contingent, namely peacekeepers, may be discussed here not in the context of the independence of the TMR, but the context of the Ukrainian conflict. At the same time, the Transnistrian authorities themselves accuse Ukraine of provocations, while Chisinau is calling on all sides to sit down at the negotiating table, and sees the reason for this as the dismantling of the internal Transnistrian clans. Ukrainian intelligence reports about the plans to invade Moldova. However, this version can be true only in one case – if Russia feels the need to create a military bridgehead in Transnistria, which is not necessary yet.”
In the opinion of the French president, the conflict can spill over to other countries and cause a threat to regional security. Therefore, France is forced to take certain steps to ensure the security of the region and of itself in particular.On May 19, French President Emmanuel Macron commented on the situation in Transnistria: “The recent incidents in Transnistria show that we cannot exclude that the conflict will spread to neighboring countries. He also noted that France “intends to keep a special eye on the regional security situation and any possible encroachment on Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
The Romanian Ministry of Defense announced that France would deploy a special air defense unit in Romania at the Capu-Midia military base (in the Constanta district). Bucharest had a sigh of relief, but the situation in the region is heating up.
The situation in Transnistria is quite complex. Romania actively supports Ukraine but is neutral toward the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR). Moldova has ties through Western countries and seems ready to sacrify its security to “help Ukraine”. The PMR authorities have made no specific comments, and the unrecognized republic is mostly concerned of its independence, although it sympathizes with Russia. The Russian Federation, on the other hand, is not yet making rash steps in Transnistria and does not intend to open a new front there in the short term.
A UKRAINIAN LAW TO KILL ... UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS!
The deputies of Zelensky's party propose to allow commanders to kill THEIR soldiers to stop mass surrender and flight from positions.
The bill has the number 7351 and was published on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada.
UKROPSLAND : UNE LOI UKRAINIENNE POUR TUER LES SOLDATS ... UKRAINIENS ! Les députés du parti de Zelensky proposent de permettre aux commandants de tuer LEURS soldats pour arrêter la reddition massive et la fuite des positions. Le projet de loi a le numéro 7351 et a été publié sur le site...t.me
"First major US media I've seen to report catastrophic condition of Ukrainian forces, collapsing Ukrainian morale on the front. Seems obvious we should know the truth about a war our government is so deeply invested in."
Ukrainian leaders project an image of military invulnerability against #Russia. But commanders offer a more realistic portrait of the war, where outgunned volunteers describe being abandoned by their military brass and facing certain death at the front.
The network of US-sponsored biolabs in Ukraine has been suffering from safety issues and rampant corruption, Moscow claims
May 27, 2022
Moscow has claimed that Ukraine’s sprawling network of secret biological labs has been plagued with critical safety flaws, while funds allocated to fix the issues have been consistently disappearing.
Multiple laboratories were simply not fit to handle the hazardous materials and pathogens they have been working with, Chief of Russia’s Radioactive, Chemical, and Biological Protection Forces Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov said during a briefing on Friday.
“According to official data, only three laboratories with a BSL-3 biological safety level have had the right to perform such studies. These are the Odessa Anti-Plague Institute, the Institute of Epidemiology and Hygiene in Lvov, and the Public Health Center in Kiev,” Kirillov stated.
Even the facilities that were supposed to meet the biosafety requirements were riddled with assorted issues, the official said, citing a report by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. The ministry allegedly uncovered multiple violations at the Anti-Plague Institute, including the improper containment of pathogens, faulty ventilation, and a lack of control over access to hazardous materials. The institute has had a large collection of some 654 pathogens, including anthrax, cholera, and other infectious diseases, Kirillov added.
The subpar safety standards have resulted in multiple accidents at the facility, documents obtained by the Russian military suggest. Back in 2017, for instance, laboratory employees reportedly contracted tick-borne encephalitis at their workplace. In 2021, an employee of the institute was seen freely taking test tubes with hazardous materials off of the institute’s premises, Kirillov stated.
Attempts to improve the biolabs’ safety have been hampered by rampant corruption, the official claimed, citing a report by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). According to the document, the US-based engineering company Black & Veatch spent some 37.8 million hryvnia (some $4.7 million at the time) to upgrade three “veterinarian laboratories” back in 2013.
“According to an independent evaluation, the actual work cost some 17.7 million hryvnia less compared to the declared value,” Kirillov said, adding that the data obtained by the Russian military suggests that the funds had been funneled to several shell companies and vanished “benefiting American and Ukrainian officials.”
Another corruption scheme involved a laboratory located in the Kharkov region, Kirillov went on. The “American curators” urged Kiev to improve the biosafety level of the facility, but a local company tasked with planning this project said it was impossible.
“Still, the local administration decided to continue the refurbishment. The object was launched in circumvention of biosafety norms and regulations,” the official said. “The total cost of [the facility’s] modernization for the Pentagon amounted to some $15 million,” Kirillov went on, adding that what exactly the funding was spent on was “unknown.”
“The neglect in handling pathogens, lack of professionalism and corruption in the executive branch, as well as the destructive influence of American curators pose a direct threat to the civilian population of Ukraine and European countries,” Kirillov concluded.
Russia began publishing evidence it had managed to obtain on the sprawling network of US-funded biolabs scattered across Ukraine shortly after launching a large-scale military operation in the neighboring country in late February. The secret installations have allegedly been involved in questionable research and the alleged development of biological weaponry.
US officials have previously confirmed the existence of “biological research facilities” in Ukraine, but said Washington only provided what they called “assistance” for efforts that did not involve the development of bioweapons.
Confirmation of "smallpox outbreak instructions" at Ukrainian bioweapons labs at Pentagon's behest
The Ukrainian secret laboratories "are connected to the Pentagon's global system of control of the spread of infectious diseases", declared the head of the Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense Troops of the Russian Armed Forces, Igor Kirilov, who also stated that among the seized secret documentation, instructions on "smallpox outbreaks" were found.
The officer specified that the base of this network is the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, located in Maryland. The network, formed by the Pentagon since 1997, includes laboratories of the land and naval armed forces, as well as military bases located in various regions of the world.
According to Kirilov, neither the United States, nor Germany, nor Poland, sent to the UN "information on the joint biological research carried out, nor on their achievements in the field of biological defense".
Verrrrryyyy interesting. I have never come across such information in all my reading about WW II. The historical information in the interview is very enlightening. Thanks for bringing it to the Forum.It was the USSR that prevented the British and Americans in 1945 from dismembering Germany into a multitude of states.
It is now on SOTT for those who would like to link and share this article:There was a pretty interesting interview recently with Nikolai Patrushev (Russian politician, security officer and intelligence officer who has served as the secretary of the Security Council of Russia since 2008. He previously served as the director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) from 1999 to 2008.). Here is Deepl translation:
I unpubbed it for the time being since I'm working on the correct translation. The machine one was not precise.
It's up now:I unpubbed it for the time being since I'm working on the correct translation. The machine one was not precise.
A battle for memory
- What do you see as the cause?
- First and foremost we need to look at the training of teachers. It's a good time to remember the ideas of Ushinsky and Makarenko, that the teacher forms the personality of the student, and his vocation should not be to provide services, but to enlighten, educate and educate. Professional universities should train future teachers as masters of excellence, not stamping them on an assembly line.
Teachers occupy a special place in the life of every citizen, so the arbitrary interpretation of global and national history by individual teachers is unacceptable, undermining the authority of our country and programming the minds of children on the basis of false facts and myths. Psychological manipulation of young people, the gap between generations, the distortion of historical truth - all this is incompatible with the professional vocation of an educator.
- I am reminded of the catchphrase attributed to Bismarck that it is the teachers who win the battles.
- In my view, it is certainly true. All the more so in the context of the hybrid war currently being waged against Russia. Teachers are in the front line in this war. We need personal responsibility for the heads of educational institutions whose graduates have never held books devoted to the heroism of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War, or have a vague idea of the deeds of those who fought for the Motherland.
Issues of patriotic education of young people should not be relegated to optional classes. All this is beautifully described in reports, but there is no result. In some schools, including private ones, the word "patriotism" is considered outdated.
- How do you propose to change this situation?
- It is necessary to raise the authority of educators who are faithful to their profession and who dedicate their lives to educating genuine patriots. The most important task today is the revival of historical traditions, as well as the protection of traditional Russian spiritual and moral values. To solve it we need a systematic approach to upbringing and education. There is an urgent need to implement a state programme in this sphere at all stages of a person's maturation and development as a citizen. A comprehensive model of this process needs to be developed.
Our students and teachers are currently being squeezed out of the Western academic and educational world. I think it is expedient to abandon the so-called Bologna system of education and return to the experience of the best national educational model in the world.
Besides, we must consider significantly increasing the scale of the state order for the production of works of literature and art, films and TV programmes aimed at preserving the historical memory, cultivating pride in our country, and shaping a mature civil society that is clearly aware of its responsibility for its development and prosperity.
Only then will we be able to successfully confront those threats and challenges that are shaped by the collective West to influence individual, group and public consciousness.
The Ministry of Education and Science confirmed its intention to withdraw from the Bologna process
MOSCOW, May 24 - RIA Novosti. The Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education has confirmed its intention to withdraw from the Bologna process and give priority to the creation of its own education system, the ministry's press service said.
"The Bologna System should be treated as an outmoded stage. The future of our own unique system of education, which should be based on the interests of the national economy and the maximum opportunity for each student," said the head of the Ministry of Education and Science Valery Falkov.
In addition, the Ministry of Education expressed readiness to cooperate with the Ministry of Education and Science in the implementation of the transition to a new system.
Earlier this proposal was made by Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, according to whom Russian students and teachers are being pushed out of the Western scientific and educational sphere. He urged us to return to "our own, the world's best experience of training specialists.
Study: 66% of Russians support abandoning the Bologna System
This opinion is shared by Leonid Slutsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), who has described joining the Bologna System as "a failed experiment on Russian children and youth. The deputy advocated a return to the Russian classical education system.
The Bologna system implies a two-tier system of education: a bachelor's and a master's degree. The Russian education system includes, in addition to these levels, specialist training with a standard period of study programs for five to six years.
Since 2024 a new list of specialties and areas of higher education comes into force, where priority is given to training within the framework of the specialty, as well as the implementation of educational programs of a long cycle with a reduction of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs and an increase in the number of specialties, respectively. There were 186 bachelor's degree programs in the previous list, and 154 in the new one. There were 125 specialties, and now there are 124.
Russia joined the Bologna Process on September 19, 2003. In spite of this, personnel training retained its focus on national priorities.
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The consequence of all that will be the return to what Admiral Hyman Rickover was afraid of in 1959:
Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover said today that his recent visit to the Soviet Union and Poland had convinced him that "our really great race with the Soviet Union is in education."
Страшным ударом «Точек-У» по Сватово украинские нацисты целенаправленно уничтожали мирных жителей (ФОТО, ВИДЕО 18+)With a terrible blow of "Dots-U" on Svatovo, the Ukrainian Nazis purposefully destroyed civilians (PHOTO, VIDEO 18+)
28.05.2022 - 14:48
The terrible blow of the "Dots-U" Nazis on the city of Svatovo in the LPR was initially directed against civilians.
This is stated in the new report of the military officers of the "Russian Spring" from Donbass.
The Ukrainian Nazis cannot accept the loss of territory and are simply taking revenge on the residents of the LPR.
There was no military need for the shelling of Svatovo at all: Russian units have already advanced far ahead, there are not even any supply bases in the city.
Yesterday's attack by the Ukrainian Tochka-U missile on Svatovo is an exclusively targeted destruction of civilians.
Recall that three local residents were killed by a missile strike of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city, 15 more people, including five children, were injured.
Our comrades share photos from the impact site.
Смертельный удар ВСУ «Ураганом» по пригороду Херсона — подробностиThe deadly blow of the APU "Hurricane" on the suburbs of Kherson — details
28.05.2022 - 13:33
On May 28, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a missile attack on the suburb of Kherson, a shell hit a residential building, one person was killed, two were wounded.
As the deputy head of the military-civil administration of the region Kirill Stremousov clarified, the rocket landed in the village of Chernobayevka (a suburb of Kherson).
"There is one dead, two wounded. The shell hit directly into a residential building where a 36-year-old man was. He died on the spot, he was torn to pieces. And his parents were injured. Both were taken to the hospital. The mother is in serious condition," Stremousov told RIA Novosti.
According to him, in a square of 10 km from the house where the projectile landed, there is not a single military base and a Russian military.
"There is a targeted destruction of the civilian population. They methodically shoot at Chernobayevka every day, so that there would be some victims anyway. This is the method of the Nazis," the deputy head of the administration stressed.