RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 11.01.2023
Including geopolitical issues affecting the balance of power in the ongoing end game war to establish our common future, a closely monitored prison planet or tolerance for diverse modes of governance.
THE ROAD TO THE ULTIMATE CONCLUSION OF WORLD WAR III RUNS THROUGH HERE.
*** SOLEDAR, BAKHMUT, SIVERSK, KRAMATORSK, SLAVYANSK ***
“Ukraine. What is the truth...?
Why won’t western media tell both sides…?”
Latest update on events within Ukraine and their knock-on effects on the western world, by Alexander Mercouris of ‘The Duran’. (194k subscribers):
Russia Claims Soledar Captured, Ukrainian Troops Surrounded; West Debates Sending Tanks to Ukraine.
‘The Left Lens with Danny Haiphong’ (38.1k subscribers):
Ukraine in TROUBLE as Russia Prepares for LONG WAR w/ Brian Berletic.
Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris of ‘The Duran’ discuss geopolitical events of the day. (325k subscribers):
How will they spin Soledar?
‘Hindustan Times’ (5.08 million subscribers):
Russian airborne units corner Zelensky’s men; Putin’s Wagner Group sweeps Soledar mines | Watch:
Russia mocks Ukraine after Zelensky's aide cribs; 'No one has done enough'.
Russia carpet-bombs Ukraine after massive gains in Soledar.
Putin’s secret Army ‘gains control’ of Soledar; Ukraine rebuffs claims, ‘Kyiv holding ground’.
Russia releases dramatic footage of precision strike on Ukraine Army | Watch:
‘Info Defense’ (78 subscribers):
Poroshenko confirms that Minsk Agreement was used just to buy time for Ukraine?
‘Judge Napolitano - Judging Freedom’ (80.7k subscribers):
How Far will Biden go to Weaken Russia?
‘BORZZIKMAN’ (120k subscribers):
NATO Intends to Hold an Urgent Meeting┃Russians Captured Soledar┃Bakhmut & Maryinka are Next in Line.
Latest update from Alex Christoforou of ‘The Duran’ on the geopolitical events of the previous 24 hours (154k subscribers):
Biden classified docs, why Ukraine? Soledar cauldron. G7 double oil price caps. Ban gas stoves. U/1
'FINANCE MAIL' (23.8k subscibers):
Scott Ritter: Conflict In Donbass Is On Fire !!! MINSK Agreement Is To Buy Time Against Russia.
'Garland Nixon' (41.7k subscribers):
BATTLEFIELD UPDATE WITH SCOTT RITTER - SOLEDAR HAS FALLEN - NEOCON PROJECT CRASHING.
'The Dive with Jackson Hinkle' (207k subscribers):
Russia CONQUERS Soledar, 400 Ukrainians ENCIRCLED.
Latest update by Brian Berletic of 'The New Atlas' (203k subscribers):
What (more reasonable) Western Analysts Say Comes Next for Ukraine.
‘David Gornoski’ (3.51 subscribers):
Col. Douglas Macgregor on Bakhmut Battle.
'Defense Politics Asia' (51k subscribers):
[ LIVE DISCUSSION ] Soledar on the verge of falling; troops encircled, retreat to be cut off.
Hindustan Times’ (5.07 million subscribers):
Russia's big warning to US-Led NATO amid Ukraine war; 'Won't allow you to erase us from the map'.
'Putin's Paradox': Macron on Russian Pres; Contradicts Ukraine's 'verge of victory' claim.
‘MudRogue’ (1.1k subscribers):
Soledar & Bakhmut defeat is near: Zelensky prepares people for failure.
'Redacted' (1.6 million subscribers):
Putin EXPOSES biggest NATO lie yet with devastating military victory | Redacted with Clayton Morris.
‘TIMES NOW’ (2.82 million subscribers):
War For Bakhmut Live: Russia Close To Taking Control Of Ukraine's Soledar After Months-Long Battle.
Battle Of Bakhmut Live: Russia Renews ‘Powerful Assault’ On Soledar, Shifts Focus From Bakhmut.
‘Emil Cosman’ (42.3k subscribers):
Panic attack. Russia's breakthrough in Soledar. Advances towards Bakhmut.
Why Russia wants Bakhmut. Big underground cities can hold tanks and troops, and 100 miles of tunnels.
‘THE MILITARY DAILY’ (196k subscribers):
All-out war (Jan 11) Russian Wagner Group Mercenaries destroy Ukrainian Foreign Legion in Bakhmut.
‘NäköKulmaPulma’ (239 subscribers):
Russian tank crew in Bakhmut.
‘TeleTruth’ from 2 weeks ago. (15.2k subscribers):
Foreign mercenaries terrified under Russian attack and Ukrainian losses in Bakhmut.
‘BORZZIKMAN’ (120k subscribers):
Russia can Turn off the U.S. with one Click┃The U.S. found itself in Critical Dependence on Moscow.
‘U.S. Tour of Duty’ (21.8k subscribers):
Scott Ritter 2-Minute Topic: Contending with HIMARS.
'VRevelations' (423 subscribers):
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev: This War Is against NATO The U.S. And Britain.
‘The Grayzone’ (252k subscribers):
Populist revolt against McCarthy fuels war party freakout.
‘Master B Editor’ (163 subscribers):
PMC "Wagner" shows the first video from the salt mine in Soledar.
☠️Russian drone operators watching Ukrainians trying to escape from Soledar.
'iAFRICAN' (99 subscribers):
◾The horrors of Ukrainian captivity: a finger was cut off during interrogations.
‘Itapirkanmaa2’ (24.9k subscribers):
Drones as close support tactical weapons.
#Master B Editor’ (169 subscribers):
Ukrainian escapee in Soledar jumps out of windows to bypass PMC Wagner forces.
‘Through the eyes of’ (72.5k subscribers):
Reflecting on my trip to Russia.
‘MintPress News’ (33.1k subscribers):
The Truth About Ukraine.
Article from Russia Today (RT) - 11th January 2023:
Wagner group claims full control of Soledar.
Ukrainian troops are reportedly trapped in the key Donbass town.
Units of Wagner Group have taken control of the “entire territory” of Soledar, the head of the private military company Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed on Tuesday evening. Fighting is still going on in the center of town, where an unknown number of Ukrainian soldiers has been encircled.
“There is a cauldron in the center of town, where urban fighting is taking place,” Prigozhin said in a statement released to the media. “We’ll announce the number of prisoners tomorrow.”
He added that only Wagner “and no other units” had taken part in the storming of Soledar.
A video showing two Wagner fighters standing calmly outside the town administration building was released on social media earlier in the day. Such recordings, usually accompanied with geospatial coordinates, have commonly been used during the conflict to announce territorial control.
Named after its salt mines, Soledar had around 10,000 residents before the conflict. The Ukrainian army turned it into a strongpoint after being pushed out of Popasnaya in mid-2022. Russian control over the town creates problems for Kiev’s forces in the embattled bastion of Artyomovsk, which Ukraine has renamed Bakhmut.
Prigozhin said last week that his objective was not necessarily to take the towns, but “the destruction of the Ukrainian army and the reduction of its combat potential.”
On Sunday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky acknowledged that the situation in Soledar was “very difficult” and called it “one of the bloodiest spots along the front line,” but vowed that Ukrainian troops would continue to hold “no matter what.”
Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”
Moscow demands that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc.
Article from Russia Today (RT) - 11th January 2023 : Wagner group claims full control of Soledar
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
LATEST UPDATE FROM DIMA OF THE MILITARY SUMMARY CHANNEL (79.4k subscribers):
Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 11.01.2023.
KEEP IT SECRET NEWS CHANNEL (1.02k subscribers):
Wagner Took Soledar, Ukraine Russian War, Rybar Map for January 10, 2023.
LATEST UPDATE FROM THE 'DPA War’ MAPPING CHANNEL (12.8k subscribers):
[ Battle of Soledar ] Encirclement of Ukraine troops; retreat road threatened @ Silj & Krasnopolivka.
LATEST UPDATE BY ‘NEW WORLD ECONOMICS’ (28.7k subscribers):
UKRAINE WAR MAP | Ukraine has 2 Options, RETREAT or COUNTER ATTACK.
LATEST UPDATE BY THETI MAPPING (15.7k subscribers):
Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian Soldiers ENCIRCLED In Soledar - January 10th.
LATEST UPDATE BY ‘BALKAN MAPPING’ (134k subscribers):
Ukraine [11 Jan 2023] 'Today' -RU claim full control of Soledar.
LATEST UPDATE BY THE ‘MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS NETWORK’ (55.8k subscribers):
No update posted so far today
LATEST UPDATE FROM ‘RYBAR’ via ‘Itapirkanmaa2’ channel. (24.6k subscribers):
No update posted so far today
LATEST REPORT FROM VREVELATIONS: (294 subscribers):
No update posted so far today
LATEST UPDATE FROM ‘M MAPPING’ (4.39k subscribers):
Ukraine:Day 322 [11 January]Russian forces try to capture whole of Soledar.
LATEST UPDATE FROM WEEB UNION WAR UPDATES (40.5k subscribers):
86 THOUSAND Ukrainian Troops Around Bakhmut | Possibility Of Russia Opening A New Front.
Bakhmut & Soledar Front Update & Analysis | What Comes Next?
Full Front Update | Bakhmut Front | Soledar Front.
Detailed situation reports can be found on a daily basis concerning events in Ukraine over the past 24 hours at the ‘A SKEPTIC’ Substack account:
Link to 'A SKEPTIC' Substack channel.
SUPPORTING SCOTT RITTER
I've been listening to Scott Ritter describe how things are for him and I suspect have been for him for quite some time now.
He has been doing a LOT of unpaid work with a great many interview requests coming in that he has been ready and willing to agree to. But the work where receives some pay for have suffered due to this, being left until the wee small hours of the night to complete work on.
Scott, I think you will agree, has been one of the most influential voices out there on Russia and Ukraine.
I was moved by Scott's words to take an annual subscription to his Substack account that he runs in coordination with his colleague on 'U.S. Tour of Duty', Jeff Norman. This is the main way that Scott recommends to help him with finances with which to upgrade his delivery of comment on Russia and Ukraine, via a better microphone etc. and perhaps the creation of a recording studio in his basement to create a more professional and impressive look. To invest in these things he would like to be sure that this has a viable financial future.
Would you also like to help by subscribing at one of the various levels to Scott's Substack account? I hope so. If so the link is here:
Below you'll find the edited part of the video where Scott talks of his commitments to get the facts out on events in Ukraine and of the finances that would come in handy to enhance their delivery:
VICTORY BELONGS TO RUSSIA: IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
Each day that passes makes a conclusive Russian victory in the Donbass and beyond more certain. As Russia bolsters her forces, and weaponry, those of Ukraine decrease. Russian forces gain ready access to rest and recuperation as troop numbers increase. The increasingly exhausted and demoralised Ukrainian troops have an ever decreasing prospect of such respite. This situation is likely to bring them to complete breakdown as Russia unleashes the firepower of the more modern and advanced weaponry that is arriving with the newly mobilised Russian troops.
The various Ukrainian offensives are now weak when confronted by the reinforced Russian lines. A few futile efforts achieve quite miserable results before fire reigns down on the Ukrainian troops and they are forced back to their starting positions.
And now, all this being said, we have arrived at the wet, and later, freezing conditions where these pathetic Ukrainian forces will be subject to myriad forms of abject misery with death and injury all around them while they lie sodden or frozen, abandoned to their fate by Kiev.
The pitiable young and old of Ukraine have been frogmarched to their deaths as cannon-fodder while the bestial elites of the collective West urge their "president" to add more to their number there at the gates of Hell and their doom. We must feel for the majority of them as they are not the Nazis we revile, in most part they are decent men, fathers, sons, brothers, husband and uncles, who no doubt saw through the coup of 2014 for what it was. But sadly, their fate seems sealed.
Nothing will stop Russia now. Every factor favours them. Victory will be Russia's. In Donbass and beyond and in due course across the world.
Victory belongs to Russia: It is now only a matter of time.