Putin Recognizes Donbass Republics, Sends Russian Military to 'Denazify' Ukraine

youlik

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@thornbjorn That's really "mentioned", so "mentioned"! Amazing!:clap:

19:23 15.08.2022 (updated: 19:42 15.08.2022)

The DPR announced the accusation of five foreign mercenaries who fought on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

DONETSK, Aug 15 — RIA Novosti. Five foreign mercenaries who fought on the territory of Donbass on the side of Ukrainian militants were charged in the court of the Donetsk People's Republic, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
They are charged with committing the following crimes:
—Mathias Gustavsson (Sweden) — participation in military operations as a mercenary and training for the violent seizure of power;
—Vekoslav Prebegu (Croatia) — participation in military operations as a mercenary and training for the violent seizure of power;
—John Harding (Britain) — participation in military operations as a mercenary and training for the violent seizure of power;
—Andrew Hill (Britain) — participation in military operations as a mercenary;
—Dylan Hill (Britain) — recruitment of mercenaries.
The first three face the death penalty.
When asked by the judge whether everything is clear regarding the charges, all five foreign citizens answered in the affirmative. At the same time, none of them agreed with the accusations.
In Donetsk, three foreigners captured in Mariupol were sentenced to death earlier: two British citizens — Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin, as well as a Moroccan citizen Saadoun Brahim. All three pleaded guilty to participating in the armed aggression of Ukraine aimed at seizing power in the DPR.
В ДНР огласили обвинение иностранным наемникам, воевавшим на стороне ВСУ

16:18 15.08.2022 (updated: 17:08 15.08.2022)

The FSB prevented a terrorist attack on an oil pipeline being prepared by Ukraine in the Volgograd region

MOSCOW, Aug 15 — RIA Novosti. In the Volgograd region, a terrorist attack was prevented, which the Ukrainian special services were preparing at an oil and gas complex facility, the FSB Public Relations Center reports.
"During the detention during an attempt to blow up an oil pipeline, two Russian citizens who were part of the right—wing radical group "Restruct", created by the neo-Nazi video blogger Martsinkevich Maxim (nickname Cleaver), were neutralized," the release says.
At the scene of the crime, the security forces seized a homemade high-power bomb and two traumatic pistols converted for firing live ammunition.
As it was established, the planned terrorist attack was supervised by members of the "Restruct" — a Russian Andrey Chuenkov, born in 1986, who is now participating in the battles in Ukraine as part of the national battalion "Hurricane", and a Ukrainian Yuri Ionov, born in 1988, a fighter of "Azov"*, closely associated with its founder Andrei Biletsky.
The FSB added that the security forces are taking measures to curb the criminal activities of Chuenkov and Ionov and to search for their accomplices in Russia.
В Волгоградской области предотвратили готовившийся Киевом теракт
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I would have liked to edit my previous post better, but I pressed two keys, and it posted too early. The format of the Russian MoD Telegram slides was first the text, then the slide. In the third slide, about Cuba and Venezuela, there was no text. But it follows:
▫️I would like to give another example from the US military biology dossier. In 1997, the Cuban government brought to the attention of the world community the fact that the United States had violated the requirements of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. The charge was based on the testimony of a Cuban pilot who recorded the spraying from a US aircraft of a quarantine biological agent, the palm thrips, which could damage one of Cuba's key agricultural industries.

▫️Although it was possible to initiate an extraordinary meeting of BWC States Parties on this issue, the incident was not investigated due to the lack of a Convention verification mechanism, which the Russian Federation insists on establishing.

▫️Such impunity has contributed to the continued use of bioweapons technology by Washington in Latin America, including the assassination of undesirable politicians.

▫️On July 18, 2022, the President of the Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, publicly declared the involvement of the United States in the assassination of former head of state Hugo Chávez.

▫️According to information available to Venezuela, U.S. security services have been working since 2002 on possible ways to eliminate the Venezuelan leader, who has pursued an active anti-American policy. Numerous assassination attempts involving members of the US embassy in Caracas were uncovered and thwarted.

▫️In violation of international law, the United States has been involved in the development of drugs that, when administered in the short term, cause chronic disease and develop various forms of cancer. According to the Venezuelan side, a similar drug was used to poison Chávez by Claudio Díaz, a member of the presidential entourage. She fled Venezuela with the assistance of US intelligence agencies and was subsequently removed to the US to avoid possible publicity about the details of her cooperation with US intelligence agencies.

▫️A causal link between the Venezuelan leader's death and the development of biological weapons is confirmed by forensic evidence and the testimony of Cuban doctors who treated Chavez about the atypical course of the disease and its resistance to the use of medicines.

▫️Thanks to the special military operation, the threats posed by US bio-objects have come to the attention of many international and governmental organisations.

▫️Mass demonstrations against Pentagon-funded biolaboratories have taken place in a number of countries around the world. The Eurasian Economic Union's civil society organisations have passed a resolution to close such biosites.

▫️In this context, we are already seeing a change in the approach of the US military's work in the biological field in other countries. For example, states in which the US conducts dual-targeted research have been asked to sign a collective statement of cooperation with the US solely to "...enhance global health security and reduce the impact of infectious diseases on populations...". It is the word "global" and the rest of the text that draws attention: "led by the United States".

▫️However, additional funding will be available through the Biohazard Reduction Programme for countries loyal to the US initiative.

▫️The Russian Ministry of Defence will continue to analyse the documentary evidence of the US bioweapons programme in Ukraine and will keep you informed of the results.
And here is the slide again:
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Actors like elements of the US Government, perpetrating murder by bioweapons are like bad criminals.

While doing the last two posts, I was reminded of the antagonists in the romance novels by Georgia Le Carre, discussed in this thread, The Consortium, the Quorum, the alien interface, depicted in 'romantic' fiction - what the heck?! Here and there, the novels reveals what might be going on behind the scenes. See also discussion in Session July 17, 2021.
 

hlat

The Living Force
FOTCM Member

Zelensky fires security chiefs amid crackdown​

"The Ukrainian president has dismissed the heads of SBU offices in Kiev, Lviv, and Ternopol"

"President Vladimir Zelensky on Monday fired the heads of three regional offices of the nation’s Security Service (SBU), Ukraine’s successor to the KGB. Earlier, he dismissed the top official in the agency, citing widespread treason among agents."

"Zelensky claimed the shakeup was due to rampant “treason” "


"according to US media, White House officials have said privately that there is growing mistrust in Washington over Zelensky’s increasingly authoritarian rule."

Article below:

Zelensky is going to end up like Fire Lord Azula firing the security.
 

youlik

Dagobah Resident
The range of weapons supplied to Ukraine continues to expand

AIM-120 AMRAAM aircraft missiles delivered to Ukraine for the first time

After the United States handed over the AGM-88 cruise anti-radar missiles to Ukraine, and according to a number of data, DATM-88 training missiles, it became known that AIM-120 AMRAAM cruise missiles have already been delivered to Ukraine. There is no official information about the use of the latter yet, however, such missiles, depending on their modification, can hit air targets at a distance of up to 180 kilometers.

Sources report that the first batches of AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles have arrived in Ukraine. The total number of the latter is not disclosed, however, as stated, the total number of the latter is up to 150 units, which is one of the largest shipments of missile weapons sent by the United States of America to Ukraine. It is known that such a large batch of missiles is intended for NASAMS systems, however, given the fact that Ukrainian MiG-29 fighters have switched to using AGM-88 cruise missiles, there is a risk that Ukrainian combat aircraft will be able to launch AIM-120 AMRAAM cruise missiles.

It is not specified which type of AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles arrived in Ukraine, however, apparently, we are talking about a variant with a short range of hitting air targets, since basic versions of the NASAMS air defense system were delivered to Ukraine, having a limited coverage area due to both weak radars and missiles.
На Украину впервые доставлены авиационные ракеты AIM-120 AMRAAM
 

Ben

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FOTCM Member
There's been another ammunition depot explosion in Crimea.


After initially claiming that it was an accident, BBC are now claiming that Russia has described it as an act of sabotage.

 

Adobe

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FOTCM Member

SVR spokesman Matveyev said that the West has begun preparations for the division of Ukraine​


"MOSCOW, Aug. 16 — RIA Novosti. Western curators have practically written off the Kiev regime and are already planning the division of Ukraine, Said Colonel-General Vladimir Matveyev, a representative of the Foreign Intelligence Service, at the Moscow Conference on International Security."

"It is obvious that the West is not concerned about the fate of the Kiev regime. As can be seen from the incoming Svr Western curators have almost written it off and are in full swing developing plans for the division and occupation of at least part of the Ukrainian lands," he said."

"However, according to the general, there is much more at stake than UkraineFor Washington and its allies, it is about the fate of the colonial system of domination over the world."

Article below:


Also...

"Poland wants Ukraine to admit genocide"​

"A deputy culture minister says the 1943 Volhyn massacres fit the definition of genocide and Kiev will have to recognize that"

"They have to acknowledge it because it’s a fact. It’s simply a fact. A political decision was made and implemented for ethnic cleansing, the extermination of the entire national minority that has lived there for centuries,” Sellin told the Polish Press Agency (PAP) during a TV interview."

“This is genocide, it fits all the parameters of the definition of genocide, so there is no discussion here. This is a historical fact. Sooner or later, the Ukrainians will have to recognize it,” he added."

"Poland has put together a proposal"

"Poland has put together a proposal for a joint working group and sent the list of its members to the Ministry of Culture in Kiev, Sellin told PAP. The working group would start the search for mass graves, organize exhumations and proper burials, and put up monuments to commemorate the dead."

“We are waiting for a personnel proposal from the Ukrainian side,” he said."

"Bandera and the UPA are national heroes in present-day Ukraine, officially established as such in 2010 by the US-backed government of President Viktor Yushchenko."

Article below:

 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
There's been another ammunition depot explosion in Crimea.
It is tempting to recall that during WWII the Red Army took over territories, but there was also sabotage behind their own lines, which hindered progress, just as sabotage continued in some areas of Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic States after the end of the war. From what I understand, it was supported by the Western intelligence in the countries like the UK, the US and Germany. It looks like they will repeat their strategy. I imagine, it is going to backfire, as in general misery related due to broken economies, internal disruptions and totalitarian like administrations. Could the EU enter a misery like that of Ukraine, or even worse?
 

Deliverance

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member


PATRIOT PARK /Moscow Region/, August 16. /TASS/. Western countries are desperately clinging to their "vanishing hegemony" but the unipolar world order is becoming a thing of the past, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his address to the audience of the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security on Tuesday.

The head of state noted that the West needs conflicts in order to stay in power, so the US and its allies are actively meddling in the affairs of other countries, whipping up all sorts of provocations and civil wars. The West’s hegemony spells stagnation for the entire world. However, it is possible to reduce tension and overcome common threats by bolstering the system of a modern multipolar world. Russia will continue to take steps towards building a more democratic world and refining the existing mechanisms of international security.

TASS put together Putin’s key statements.

On multipolar world order

The contours of a multipolar world order are being actively shaped. "Increasingly more countries and peoples are choosing the path of free sovereign development based on their uniqueness, traditions and values."

The objective processes of shaping a multipolar world are being "opposed by Western globalist elites who stoke chaos by igniting old and new conflicts and implementing the so-called containment policy, which essentially undermines any alternative sovereign paths of development."

The globalist elites are "at all cost, trying to cling to hegemony that is slipping through their fingers, and seek to keep countries and peoples in the grip of the neocolonial order." "Their hegemony spells stagnation for the entire world and for all of civilization, and it includes bigotry, cancel culture, and neoliberal totalitarianism."

The era of a unipolar world order is vanishing into the past. "Only by substantially bolstering the system of a modern multipolar world it is possible to diminish tensions worldwide, overcome threats and risks in the military and political sphere, increase the level of trust between countries and ensure their stable development."

On Ukraine

The West needs conflicts "to hold on to their hegemony." "This is precisely why they planned to use the people of Ukraine as cannon fodder, implemented the ‘anti-Russia’ project, turned a blind eye to the spread of neo-Nazi ideology, to the mass slaughter of the Donbass residents, and have been flooding and continue to flood the Kiev regime with armaments, including the heavy weapons."

Under these conditions, Russia decided to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine in full compliance with the UN Charter. "The goals of this operation have been clearly defined - it is to ensure the security of Russia and our citizens, and the defense of the Donbass residents from genocide."

"The situation in Ukraine testifies to US attempts to prolong this conflict. And it acts exactly the same way by igniting a conflict potential in Asia, Africa and Latin America."

On West's actions

"The US and its vassals are grossly interfering in the domestic affairs of sovereign states. They organize provocations, state coups and civil wars. Using threats, blackmail and pressure, they attempt to force independent states to bend to their will and live according to rules that are alien to them."

The West’s goal is to "hold on to its domination, using this model that enables it to feed off the entire world as it has done for centuries and such a model can only be sustained by force."

The West brushed aside Russia’s proposals for mutual security measures. Meanwhile, NATO is expanding eastward, beefing up its military infrastructure. "Verbally, it is hypocritically explained by the necessity to bolster security in Europe, while just the opposite is occurring in reality."

Aggressive military political unions, such as AUKUS (Australia, the UK and the US) are being formed by the West in order to "spread to the Asia-Pacific region its bloc system analogous to NATO in Europe."

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was a carefully planned provocation. "Once again, the US deliberately attempted to add fuel to the fire to destabilize the situation in the Asia-Pacific region. The American scheme with regards to Taiwan is not just a trip by one irresponsible politician but part of a deliberate conscious US strategy to destabilize and sow chaos with the situation in the region and worldwide, [this is] an obnoxious display of disrespect to the sovereignty of other countries and to its own international obligations."

By acting this way, Western states attempt to distract their citizens from critical socio-economic problems by shifting the blame on to Russia and China for their own failures. "The so-called collective West is deliberately destroying the system of European security."

On Russia's plans

Moscow and its allies will continue to "refine the existing mechanisms of international security together with its allies, partners and associates and create new ones, consistently bolstering national armed forces and other security structures, and boosting their level of being outfitted with modern armaments and military equipment."

Russia will also continue to ensure its national interests as well as the protection of its allies, and "take other steps to build a more democratic world."

It is necessary to "restore respect to international law, and to its fundamental norms and principles." It is important to bolster the positions of the UN and other international dialogue venues.

"The UN Security Council and the General Assembly, as it was initially conceived, should serve as effective instruments to decrease international tension and prevent conflicts, while working to guarantee reliable security and the well-being of countries and peoples."
 

Avala

The Living Force
Seems that the western wishful thinking is stucked in the 1990s and sees Russia as they saw tiny Serbia and the Balkans then. That is clearly visible with the made up "situation" around NPP Zaporozhye. Russia suposedly should back up, let the "observers" in, "negotiate". All the games which destroyed Yugoslavia. It tells that the West actually doesnt know what they are doing, Russia is not Yugoslavia.

So, at some point Russia is going to loose its patience. We can hope - soon.
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
In this post, I take a look at an anti-tank mine type that was reported by the Russian side, followed by a different map of the conflict activity, and a look at the situation from the Ukrainian perspective including statistics from the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and finally a report from the LNR DNR new agency.

Anti-tank mines that can't be defused
From MoD Russia
▫️On August 14, Russian servicemen found more than 50 French-made EMP F2 anti-tank mines at positions abandoned by units of 72nd Mechanized Brigade of AFU south of Artemovsk in Donetsk people's republic.

ℹ️ These mines, after being placed and armed, cannot be removed or defused. Their use is in direct violation of the requirements of the Second Protocol "On Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices", part of the Geneva Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Non-Violent Weapons, adopted in New York on October 10, 1980.
For technical details, when activated:
Moving metal objects (shovels, weapons, etc.) near the mine may cause an explosion.
The search for a mine using an electromagnetic metal detector (metal detector) definitely leads to the explosion of a mine.
Moving the mine or tilting it causes the mine to explode.
Voltage drops (reduced performance) of power supplies cause the mine to explode.

From the authors. Thus, the mine is structurally anti-mine-detecting and its use by the French Army violates the requirements of Protocol II (3 May 1996) "On Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices", which is part of the Geneva Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects Action (New York, October 10, 1980). France signed and ratified this Protocol.

Self-neutralization of mines is carried out after 30 days using the built-in timer.

The design of the mine allows you to remove it after self-neutralization and send it to the factory for reloading. At the same time, to guarantee safety, you need to press the side button and turn the handle to bring it into the firing position to the left until it stops.
This means that in the area where this mine had been activated, the advancing troops might have to wait 30 days, before advancing. From the images, I have seen on this page, there may be a way to disarm them, at least they show a mine.

Another map, but from Ukraine/Western perspective
Having watched some videos from the YouTube channel, Ukraine Military Summary and Analysis, I looked for more maps and found this which gives a more Ukrainian/Western perspective: Ukraine Interactive map - Ukraine Latest news on live map - liveuamap.com
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I don't know how long the alerts show up, but the map changes.

What does the Ukrainian side say about their achievements?
Looking up the news from the Twitter account of the General Staff of Ukraine, you can find the daily gains.
As an example, see their picture of what they have inflicted on the Russian Armed Force below to the left
Below and to the right, there is one of the images from MoD Russia showing what Russia claims to have inflicted on UAF. Notice that they do not claim a number of enemy soldiers killed, though they do give numbers in their reports. Interesting that blood has such a high star in UAF.
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The page of the Ukrainian Armed Forces issues reports twice a day in Ukrainian. Their English page has little to offer. Next is a translation to give an idea of how the UAF talk about their activity to the Ukrainian public. It reveals that although the front does not move much, there is a fair amount of activity, and more than the Russian sides claims to have achieved. I did not highlight anything.
Operational information as of 18.00 16.08.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
August 16/17 :00 ID:62fc66ac4909af001370acf5

Glory to Ukraine! The one hundred and seventy-fourth day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian nation to the Russian military invasion continues.

The enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, maintaining temporarily occupied areas of the Kherson and parts of the Kharkiv, Zaporizhia and Mykolaiv regions, creating favorable conditions for resuming the offensive in certain areas, as well as blocking Ukraine's sea communications in the Black Sea. Air and missile strikes on civilian objects of our state continue.

There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus in the Volyn and Polessky directions. The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of Belarus remains.

In the Seversky direction, the enemy launched artillery attacks near Kamenskaya Sloboda in Chernihiv region and Khodiny and Svarkovoye in Sumy region. Enemy UAV reconnaissance flights continue.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy carried out fire damage in the areas of the settlements of Odnorobovka, Sosnovka, Duvanka, Dementiivka, Nursery, Russkaya and Cherkasskaya Lozovaya Cherkasskye Tishki, Petrovka, Verkhny Saltov, Mospanovo, Ivanovka, Korobochkino and Chepel.

It launched air strikes near Verkhny Saltov, Gusarovka and Sosnovka. Remote mining of the area near Pobedy and Ukrainka was recorded.
In the Slavyansk direction, the enemy used tanks, cannon and rocket artillery to fire near Grushuvakha, Krasnopolye, Virnopillya, Rodny, Mazanivka and Dolina.

In the areas of the settlements of Novaya Dmitrovka Dibrovnoye and Russian invaders used incendiary ammunition.

Near Mazanivka, the enemy tried to conduct an offensive battle, had no success, and retreated.

In the Donetsk direction, the main efforts of the enemy are focused on conducting active offensive and assault operations in the Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions.

In the Kramatorsk direction, enemy units fired from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Kramatorsk, Verkhnekamenskoye, Grigorovka, Perezne and Razdolovka. Near Ivano-Daryevka, with the support of aviation, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations. Suffered losses and retreated.

In the Bakhmut direction, shelling of military and civilian infrastructure was recorded in the areas of Konstantinovka, Soledar, Shumov, Yakovlevka and Mayorsk. The enemy also launched airstrikes near Yakovlevka and Soledar. It tried to conduct reconnaissance by fighting at the top, but after a fire defeat, it ran away. Offensive and assault actions of the invaders in the areas of Soledar, Zaitseve, and Mayorsk ended with losses and withdrawal.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy, in addition to shelling near Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Alexandropol, Vodiane, Opytne, Novokalinove and Novobakhmutovka, launched an airstrike near Maryinka. Led an offensive in the Nevelsky area, fighting continues.

In the Novopavliv and Zaporizhia directions, artillery attacks were recorded near Vladimirovka, Novoukrainka, Pavlovka, Ugledar, Novoselka, Magic, Vremivka, Kamenskoye, Dorozhnyanka and Novopol.

The enemy launched air strikes near Novoandreevka, Pavlovka and Poltavka. Leads an offensive near Novomikhailovka, fighting continues.

In the South Bug area, the main efforts of the enemy are focused on preventing the advance of our troops and conducting aerial reconnaissance of UAVs.

The enemy continues firing from tanks, cannon and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Stepnaya Dolina, Novaya Zarya, Pribugskoye, Shevchenko, Kiselevka, Blagodatnoye, Shirokoe, Kobzartsi, Andreevka, Dobryanka, Osokorovka, Potyomkin, Trudolyubovka, Bolshaya Kostromka and Krasnogrigoryevka.

It carried out air strikes in the areas of Posad-Pokrovsky, Bely Kolodets and Lozovoye. An inept attempt at an offensive battle near Novogrigoryevka ended with significant losses and flight for the invaders.

We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together we will win! glory to Ukraine!
In the above report, there are many names, which one can look up on a map to find out where the front is. By following them day for day, people could probably have an idea, even if that was the only source.

From LNR|DNR information aligned site, NewsFront, they write:
AFU chief complains of critical state of army and total domination of Russian artillery

The Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) chief, Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, has reported about the critical state of the Ukrainian army in Donbas and complained about the terrible damage caused by continuous fire of the Russian artillery.

Speaking to journalists, Zaluzhnyy said that the AFU’s situation in the east of the country was catastrophically difficult. According to him, the Russian Army’s main efforts are focused on pushing Ukrainian forces out of the DNR, and the most difficult situation for the Ukrainian militants has developed in the previously seemingly impregnable Avdeevka – Peski – Marinka direction, from which a huge bastion was created during eight years of civil war in the Donbass. Zaluzhnyy said that an assault was already under way in the centre of Marinka.

The AFU chief noted huge losses from Russian artillery, which the Ukrainian army, despite all the bravura statements about “Western assistance”, has nothing to counter. He said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ positions were shelled 700-800 times a day and that the Russian army was using up to 60,000 rounds of ammunition daily.

We shall remind you that The Washington Post earlier reported that Ukraine was finding it increasingly difficult to find in the world scarce ammunition for old weapons, which make up the bulk of its artillery fleet.
If there are 800 strikes, it is a lot, considering how much Russian artillery they claim to have hit in their daily report. 60,000 round could mean 60,000 shots fired with various types of guns.
NewsFront had another article:
Spanish political scientist: US needs only protracted conflict in Ukraine
17.08.2022 16:10
The US benefits from the protraction of the conflict in Ukraine because it is convinced that it weakens Russia, Spanish political scientist and military correspondent Alberto Garcia Watson told HispanTV.

“The main interest of the US in this fictitious war invented in Europe was to weaken Russia, an attempt they have been making for years,” the political scientist said.
The expert is convinced that the US plan is to damage Russia’s image and weapons capabilities; here, Washington intends to “stretch the war over time, as it has already been done” in various parts of the world. This is also what Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his speech at the opening of the 10th Moscow Security Conference, saying that the US is only prolonging the conflict in Ukraine.
With a prolonged war, the US can weaken Europe, and probably more than Russia. Weakening Europe is an advantage for the US. The article above is a way of telling people to prepare for a long conflict.
Another article:
US military expert states critical position of Ukrainian army
17.08.2022 16:28
German magazine Der Spiegel has interviewed US military expert Michael Kofmann, in which he highlighted a number of problems which the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) have already faced or will soon face.

Kofman told the Spiegel journalists that Kiev was afraid of losing because of the increasing pressure from some EU countries. He is convinced that the Ukrainian authorities hoped to quickly demonstrate success in order to secure further support from the West. Nevertheless, in more than three months the results of the Ukrainian counterattacks, according to the expert, “are not impressive at all”.

“The Ukrainians have a lot of personnel, but this does not translate into offensive capabilities. Because the number of units actually trained and equipped for that is very limited,” he noted.

The analyst noted that Ukraine was concerned that it would soon lose support from the West if it failed to show an opportunity to “change the dynamics” in its confrontation with Russia. In his opinion, Kiev is also aware that the West has already provided Ukraine with most of what it could give. This raises many times the risk of a reduction in military supplies, especially against the backdrop of collective frustration with the Ukrainian army.

“I’m sure the Ukrainians suspect that the Europeans have already given them most of the weapons they are willing to give. The Ukrainians are likely to go on some kind of ‘ammunition diet’,” the expert said.

In his opinion, the Ukrainian government seriously fears that if the current situation persists between the beginning of winter and the beginning of next year, it may come under pressure that will eventually force it to “accept a stalemate” and capitulate.
If the US/UK realize that the UA is not able to keep going, they may be more willing to trigger activity in another area along the Russia-EU/NATO border. This would create a situation where the citizens of the EU/NATO could be put into a bind to give more than they have been willing to so far.
 

youlik

Dagobah Resident
The range of weapons supplied to Ukraine continues to expand
From the missile weapons, in my opinion, it remains for Ukraine to transfer only Tridents and Minutemen, the rest is already all there. But this, who understands, is a completely different quality.

Ukraine for the first time struck with American AGM-114 "Hellfire" missiles

AGM-114 Hellfire missiles were used to deliver high-precision strikes on the Energodar. This is evidenced by the discovered fragments of American-made missiles. The latter, remarkably, are capable of launching only foreign combat helicopters or unmanned aerial vehicles MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, which the US previously wanted to transfer to Ukraine.

Officially, the supply of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles was not reported, however, the discovered fragments of these missiles indicate that the latter were actively used to shell the territory of Energodar and, more likely, the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP. The missiles have a short range, but are not designed to strike from the ground, since the target must be captured beforehand.

It is noteworthy that we are talking about the basic version of the AGM-114 Hellfire missile, which are no longer used by the US military due to the appearance of modern variants.

"Upon a detailed study of the electronic circuit boards from the rocket found at the site of the impact in Energodar, it turned out that it was a rocket based on the first generation of American AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, which were discontinued about 30 years ago (in the 92nd year). It has nothing to do with the advertised Brimstone, although it has similar features externally," the Telegram channel Military Informant reports.

Experts note that if the United States did transfer AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and tactical strike drones to Ukraine, this could create a number of problems in those areas that are not covered by air defense means.
Украина впервые нанесла удары американскими ракетами AGM-114 "Hellfire"

The Minister of Defense of Ukraine announced the delivery of ATACMS missiles into service

As it became known, during the ongoing negotiations between Ukraine and the United States, an agreement was reached that the American weapons supplied to the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not be used for strikes on the territory of Russia (with the exception of Crimea). Previously, this was a key factor in delaying the delivery of American tactical missiles ATACMS for the Himars MLRS, which suggests that the United States may send these long-range missiles to Ukraine in the near future. This, by the way, was previously actively promoted by the United States of America.

A few weeks earlier, the United States actively promoted the idea of sending ATACMS tactical missiles to Ukraine, noting that the key problem of delaying the delivery of these missiles is the fears on the part of Washington and the American president that the APU may use missiles for uncontrolled strikes against Russia.

There are no official statements regarding the upcoming deliveries of ATACMS missiles by the current hour, however, the United States has not previously announced the delivery of AGM-88, AGM-114 and AIM-120 missiles. This does not exclude the possibility that if tactical weapons are delivered, it will be done secretly, especially since at least six other states have such missiles.
Министр обороны Украины анонсировал поставку на вооружение ракет ATACMS
 

youlik

Dagobah Resident
It is tempting to recall that during WWII the Red Army took over territories, but there was also sabotage behind their own lines, which hindered progress, just as sabotage continued in some areas of Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic States after the end of the war. From what I understand, it was supported by the Western intelligence in the countries like the UK, the US and Germany. It looks like they will repeat their strategy. I imagine, it is going to backfire, as in general misery related due to broken economies, internal disruptions and totalitarian like administrations. Could the EU enter a misery like that of Ukraine, or even worse?
In general, everything happened as you describe. I will give one, in my opinion, illustrative example of how long the struggle against this phenomenon prolonged in the USSR. The fate of a man who is considered the last "forest brother".

"Hid until 1978": how the last "forest brother" was liquidated

August Sabbe was born on September 1, 1909 on a farm in Vyrumaa (Estonia). After graduating from school, he worked on this farm. With the arrival of the Russians, he disappeared into the forest to avoid mobilization into the Red Army. During the period of the German occupation, he was a member of the collaborationist squad "Omakaitse".

With the restoration of Soviet power, he and his friend's wife left the forest and lived legally for a year, working at a mill. State security officials tried to recruit him. Sabbe refused and went back to the forest, where he successfully hid until 1978.

On September 27, 1978, two men — KGB officer Erwin Horace and police inspector Neeme Taavel - were sailing on the Vykhand River, which flows along the Vyrumaa. On the shore they noticed an elderly man fishing. They landed on the shore. Taavel approached the angler and asked how he was biting. Horace photographed them. Then I asked the fisherman to tell me the address where I could send the card.

Sensing a trick, August Sabbe pulled out a pistol, and all three rushed into the river. Then the fisherman rushed to swim to the middle of the river, sank under the water and did not come up again.
So the last "forest brother" died.

By chance, Horace and Taavel came out on Sabbe, who was on the All-Union wanted list as a dangerous criminal, or was it a planned operation? Is unknown. But they were awarded orders.

August Sabbe was buried in Tartu in the part of the cemetery where the unknown are buried: Sabbe was not officially identified. He had no family of his own.

According to Estonian researcher Eerik-Niles a Cross, he was identified by his cousin, but did not dare to admit it.
https://www.rubaltic.ru/context/300...a-kak-byl-likvidirovan-posledniy-lesnoy-brat/


В общем все происходило как вы описываете. Приведу один, на мой взгляд, показательный пример того как долго продолжалась борьба с этим явлением в СССР. Судьба человека, считающегося последним "лесным братом".
 

f1esk

Jedi
❗️The main thing from the new statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense:

▪️On August 19, Kiev is preparing a resonant provocation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant during a visit to Ukraine by Guterres;

▪️Kyiv plans to strike at the Zaporozhye NPP with the forces of the 44th artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on August 19 from positions in Nikopol;

▪️The Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing to demonstrate the alleged liquidation of the consequences of the accident at the Zaporozhye NPP;

▪️The RF Armed Forces are taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the Zaporozhye NPP;

▪️The command of the "Dnepr" group for provocation is deploying radiation observation posts in the Zaporozhye region by August 19;

▪️The Regiment of the RCBZ of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will concentrate at the Zaporozhye NPP in order to record the consequences of the fact of the accident after the planned provocation.
 

Adobe

Dagobah Resident
FOTCM Member
And this from RT:

Ukraine planning nuclear provocation on Friday – Moscow​

'Kiev is set on attacking the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant during a visit by the UN chief, the Russian military claims'

'The Russian ministry said it has detected movements of Ukrainian troops, indicating a looming “provocation.”'

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