RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 17.03.2023
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.
*** THE COLLAPSE IN UKRAINIAN MORALE IS IMMINENT ***
“Ukraine. What is the truth...?
Why won’t western media tell both sides…?”
VIRTUALLY UNREPORTED ATROCITY IN LUGANSK, 2nd JUNE 2014
A lot has been said about atrocities in the western media claimed to have been perpetrated by the Russians, for example at Bucha and Mariupol among others. These assertions are conveyed on the say so of the Ukrainian authorities. How willing though are western news broadcasters to convey atrocities attributed to the Ukrainians? The following will I think provide the answer.
If anyone wonders if they are receiving accurate coverage of the conflict in Ukraine I would suggest watching the video below of an event which occurred on the 2nd of June 2014 and ask themselves if they recall hearing about it on any mainstream media news channel at the time.
The video is harrowing to watch. The bodies (five women and three men) are real. Yet across western media there was only one single news report that occurred a day later. This was from CNN and occurred only because a CNN team happened to be nearby at the time of the atrocity and so the network could hardly ignore it as all others so obviously did.
The video below shows the unvarnished truth that was not considered newsworthy in western mainstream news.
THE SINGLE WESTERN MSM REPORT ON THE LUGANSK ATROCITY, 3rd JUNE 2014
The video at the CNN link below is the crime scene sanitised by CNN, though played straight with honest reporting on the scene not playing things to Kiev’s tune.
(There was a time early in the war in the Donbass when CNN were not afraid to contradict the Ukrainian regime in Kiev.) Watch because it's the first and last time you will see this.
5 women and 3 men died, all civilians.
Air attack on pro-Russian separatists in Luhansk kills 8, stuns residents.
Latest update on events within Ukraine by Alexander Mercouris of ‘The Duran’.
Russia Donbass Advance Bakhmut Defence Crumbles, Avdeevka Cauldron Develops; US Alarmed Kiev Losses.
Telegraphing the spring offensive.
Latest update from Alex Christoforou of ‘The Duran’.
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Ukrainians Are Taking Horrific Casualties. Battles Flare Around Bakhmut.
Do you trust the media? This is SHOCKING, Operation Mockingbird is back | Redacted w Clayton Morris.
️Morning Briefing of The Ministry of Defense of Russia ( March 17, 2023).
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DEATH OF THE DOLLAR COMING SOON.
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Taiwan separatists lose key ally, Honduras recognizes China - just 12 small countries remain.
THE CONVO COUCH
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
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Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 17th March 2023:
Syria wants more Russian troops.
President Bashar Assad says he would welcome any proposals from Moscow to set up new military bases in his country.
Russia’s military presence in Syria should become permanent, President Bashar Assad suggested in an interview with RIA news agency on Thursday. He made the comments after meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow the day before.
Assad said he would welcome any Russian proposals to set up new military bases and boost troop numbers in the country, adding that Moscow’s presence in Syria is “a good thing” and does not need to be temporary or limited to just fighting terrorism.
“The war against terror is today’s topic, but it is temporary,” Assad said, adding that “Russia’s military presence in any country should not be based on anything temporary.”
Instead, the Syrian leader pointed out that the issue is about “international balance” and that Russia’s presence in Syria “is important in terms of the balance of power in the world as a country located on the Mediterranean Sea.”
He added that, in his opinion, superpowers today cannot defend themselves or fulfill their proper roles on the world stage if their presence is limited only to their state territories. “They should work outside of [their territories] through their allies in the world or through military bases,” Assad said.
“We believe that if Russia has a desire to expand the bases or increase their number, then this is a technical or logistical issue. If there is such a desire, then we believe that the expansion of the Russian presence in Syria is good,” Assad told RIA.
He noted, however, that the topic of bases has not been discussed by the two sides “from a military point of view” and that announcements on this kind of cooperation are rarely made due to the inherent secrecy of military issues. But he stressed that both Russia and Syria have a common view on the topic in both political and military terms.
Moscow and Damascus have had close ties since the Soviet era. In 2015, Russia sent its military into Syria to help Damascus fight against Islamic State and Western-backed jihadist groups opposing Assad’s government. In 2017, Russia deployed a navy logistics center in the city of Tartus for 49 years, which in the future is expected to be able to host up to eleven Russian warships, including nuclear vessels, at the same time.
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 17th March 2023 : Syria wants more Russian troops
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
MILITARY SUMMARY UPDATE
Bakhmut aftermath. Mobilization. Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 2023.03.17
KEEP IT SECRET NEWS UPDATE
Ukraine Russian War Update, Rybar Map, events and analysis for March 16, 2023.
NWE WAR REPORTS UPDATE
Russian Forces Quickly Encircling Avdiivka.
DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA UPDATE
No update posted so far today
DPA WAR UPDATE
UKRAINE BROKE TOWARDS VASYLIVKA (ZAPO); Kamyanske likely captured [ Ukraine SITREP ] Day 385 (15/3).
THETI MAPPING UPDATE
No update posted so far today
WAR IN UKRAINE UPDATE
No update posted so far today
BALKAN MAPPING UPDATE
Ukraine front update [17 March 2023] 'Today'.
MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS NETWORK UPDATE
No update posted so far today
Rybar military highlights of special military operation in Ukraine 16.03.2023.
M MAPPING UPDATE
No update posted so far today
WEEB UNION UPDATE
Full Front Update 17/03/23 | Ukraine Prepares For Zaporizhzhia Offensive While Russia Advances.
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.
UPDATES TO BE ADDED HERE AS AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
UPDATES TO BE ADDED HERE AS AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
MASKS AND GLOVES ARE NOW DISPENSED WITH - LET BATTLE COMMENCE.
In recent years as the West has conducted a massive media campaign against Vladimir Putin there has been little by way of reciprocal response. Vladimir Putin has continued to refer to his attackers as Russia’s “partners”. This has irked quite a number of those who would have liked to have seen an equally aggressive response to Putin’s attackers. Well, now we are seeing that response and true to Putin’s nature it has come in the form of measured but deadly words of criticism of the West’s elites and a reluctant operation to civilise the regime of Ukraine.
In his speech at the opening of an exposition some months ago Putin pulled zero punches. He accused his enemies in the West of spreading chaos to advance their aims. Putin described them as globalist elites which I take to mean that they conceive themselves to have a God-given right to assume power over all nations worldwide and to adjust their economic and foreign policy in respect of this. This right includes, as we have seen in recent decades the right to intervene anywhere the globalists wish to and to whatever depth and at whatever cost they deem necessary.
Putin made it clear once again, as he did in his famous Munich of February 2007 that in his view the interests of nations are best served through the agreements made under the auspices of the United Nations and in line with International Law. He further evinced a strong belief that only when the sovereignty of law-abiding nations is respected can there again be the degree of trust in the world that engenders stability and peaceful and economically beneficial relationships between states.
As Putin stated in Munich in 2007, while the USA and its allies act as a supra-UN power with no laws governing it except those it chooses to be governed by, contravening the strictures of the United Nations and International Law as it please, trust in such authority as constituted by the USA and its allies is almost impossible and security within sovereign states cannot possibly be guaranteed. Putin was clear that such an “authority” though professing to avow democratic principles was in fact a de facto dictatorship that demanded all others obey its demands… or else.
It was the Munich speech of 2007, spoken in moderate but clear terms, that took Putin from being a widely accepted statesman, which he had been from 2000 to that time, to being public enemy number one in the West. This because the collective West had agreed among itself that largely due to 9/11 that it was imperative that the USA in particular and those who aligned themselves with it have overarching control of any and all aspects worldwide that might precipitate another such attack.
The end result of such a project whereby the collective West and the USA in particular gained ‘full spectrum dominance’ over the entire world would be of course a virtual prison planet observed from space and ground telecommunications 24/7. All nations would require to be subservient and compliant to the requirements of the USA in effect and subordinate to its closest allies. These are the globalist elites who naturally enough do not see things in these terms. They put an altogether different face on this project.
For the globalist elites of the western world and their allies and proxies the policy they are forwarding is about spreading freedom and democracy within a package that includes a rules based system along with what they call western values. This they conceive as, or at least portray as, a wholly benign regime whereby all are guaranteed their rights under the rule of laws defined by the needs of those who are bringing this new global paradigm into being. To what degree it is narrowly focused on the imperative to provide total security for the USA post 9/11 is not talked of.
It is left up to the reader to discern the motives of those who have been pressing for the above policy and to estimate to what degree the serial regime change wars we have seen over the past two decades have brought the envisaged new world order closer or damaged the prospects for its arrival. No U.S. spokesperson will ever enlighten us on these matters regarding the full range of motivations behind this policy. We are meant to take their assurances on trust,believing that they mean only the best for all of us.
Clearly however, Vladimir Putin does not believe a word of these assurances that putting the entire world in the hands of these globalist elites and blithely assuming they know best, signing away all sovereign rights and the protection of the United Nations into the bargain. Putin has clearly taken on the mantle of leader to all nations who have understandable fears for the independence of their sovereign states which would be at the whim of officials never elected to have any say in their governance.
We are thus in the end game war, the last world war to decide under what parameters we will be governed. As independent, sovereign states that have their rights invested solidly within the laws, societal customs, traditions and mores of those nations or nations subordinated to an unelected but supremely powerful entity, the USA and its allies. The sides in this war are in flux currently with apparently more and more nations, especially in what is called ‘The Global South’ moving from the camp of what could be called ‘The Collective West’ to that of ‘The Eurasian Collective’, the latter being Russia, China and their allies.
Concurrent with the shift away from the West to the East we have the dramatic weakening of the western camp while in the case of Russia in particular we see a rise in fortunes, some of the advantages of which are being passed to its allies by way of reasonably priced natural resources such as oil, gas and grain as well as a basket of other commodities, minerals and fuels. This trend is set to stymie western plans seen among the globalist elites as vital to their interests and will tend to exacerbate the effect of their subsequently desperate attempts to remedy their position.
So far, the weapons in play have mainly been financial and economic, though Russia’s operation in Ukraine and the coming failure of the collective West to counter it, has seen the western powers progressively send ever more high-tech weaponry to Ukraine. This will inevitably lead to further and further escalation, quite possibly including the eventual use of nuclear weapons.
For Putin and Xi along with their allies however, this is the fight of their lives, with the entire fate of their nations and the principle of truly sovereign states remaining free and independent in perpetuity at stake, and they will not and cannot, back down. The globalist elites of the West clearly feel they cannot back down either. The years to come therefore will arguably be the most crucial humankind has ever known as it is the end game war, the last world war, a war which will clearly be fought to the bitter end.