RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 02.01.2023
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.
*** UKRAINE: COUNTDOWN TO RUSSIA’S WINTER OFFENSIVE ***
“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’. (192k subscribers):
Russia Drone Strikes, Losses in Makeyevka, Advances in Zaporozhye; Lavrov Hints At Offensive.
‘Redacted’ (1.57 million subscribers):
NATO Will Be Humiliated Because Of This.
Latest update from Alex Christoforou of ‘The Duran’ on the geopolitical events of the previous 24 hours. (152k subscribers):
Khmelnitsky strike. Makeyevka strike. FT, Hungary bad blood. Croatia enters Eurozone, Schengen. U/1
Latest update by Brian Berletic of 'The New Atlas'. (201k subscribers):
New Year Missile & Drone Strikes Continue Across Ukraine as NATO Recognizes Scale of Conflict.
‘The Greyzone’ (252k subscribers):
How Ukraine's far-right, with NATO backing, block peace.
'Multipolarista with Ben Norton' (39.7k subscribers):
CIA and NATO are waging sabotage attacks inside Russia.
‘Firstpost’ (182k subscribers):
WATCH: Vladimir Putin Ends 2022 With Scathing Attack On Ukraine And Its Allies.
‘usefulidiots’ (67.8k subscribers):
Useful Idiots 2022 Special plus Mick Wallace & Claire Daly Unlocked.
'ShanghaiEye魔都眼' (121k subscribers):
Russia: Ukraine's military drone facilities destroyed.
‘BORZZIKMAN’ (118k subscribers):
This is Putin's Victory┃Syria and Turkey are Preparing Together to Stand against U.S. and Israel.
‘Das ist Berlin Bitch’ (63.5k subscribers):
The wonderful West? Berlin at New Year.
‘RSFSR’ (17k subscribers):
Russian Anthem - New Year 2022-2023.
‘ShanghaiEye魔都眼’ (121k subscribers):
'West lied about peace but we'll go forward and win' Putin addresses Russia on NYE.
‘The Dive with Jackson Hinkle’ (205k subscribers):
Ukrainian Woman EXPOSES Zelensky's LIES At United Nations.
‘Jeffrey Sachs’ (3.52k subscribers):
Donbass autonomy can save Ukraine.
'TFIGlobal' (430k subscribers):
CEPA’s non-sensical claims get fact-checked.
‘iEarlGrey’ (109k subscribers):
The Mayor of Mariupol - Rebuilding A Destroyed And Devastated City.
‘Douglas Macgregor’ (75.2k subscribers):
‘Tara Reade’ (2.04k subscribers):
Dmitry Polyanskiy & Dan Kovalik: Serious Danger over Whitewashing or Hiding Nazis in Ukraine.
‘George Galloway’ (236k subscribers):
The Norwegian tailor’s NATO / Ukraine War with Russia.
‘AFRICAN’ (61 subscribers):
Russian direct hit...
Canceling the Orthodox Church in Ukraine is kinda like canceling Islam in the Middle East.
Latest posting from Alex Christoforou of ‘The Duran’ on the geopolitical events of the previous 24 hours. (152k subscribers):
Clown World 2022.
‘Sean Foo’ (64.8k subscribers):
Russia’s All In With Gold & Yuan - Putin's Breaking Away From The West.
‘U.S.’ Tour of Duty’ (21.1k subscribers):
Scenes from the Evolution Ep. 17
‘Canadian Prepper’ (904k subscribers):
CHINA ENTERING WW3: In 30 Days Everything Changes.
Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris of ‘The Duran’ answer susbscribers questions asked on a recent livestream. (322k subscribers):
Q & A: Truth and transparency. Secrets and disinformation.
Q & A: Zelensky's victory speech to Congress
Article from Russia Today (RT) - 2nd January 2023
Confessions by Hollande and Merkel are ‘formalization of betrayal’ – top Russian senator.
The West has proven it only cares about territory in Ukraine, not people, Konstantin Kosachev says.
Thousands of people have lost their lives in eastern Ukraine since 2014 because the West treated the Minsk agreements as scrap paper, the vice speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament said on Saturday.
Senator Konstantin Kosachev was reacting to an admission by former French president Francois Hollande that the Minsk agreements were actually a ploy to buy time for the Kiev government to strengthen its military. This move should be credited for Ukraine’s “successful resilience” to Russia in the ongoing conflict with its neighbor, he added.
Hollande was echoing a statement by former German chancellor Angela Merkel, who described the Minsk accords in December as “an attempt to give Ukraine time” to build up its armed forces.
The Minsk-1 and Minsk-2 deals were signed in 2014 and 2015 following mediation by Germany, France and Russia. They were designed to put an end to fighting between Kiev and the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk by giving them special status within the Ukrainian state. Kiev’s failure to implement those agreements has been cited as one of the reasons for Moscow launching its military operation on February 24.
“For the West, the territorial integrity of Ukraine is all about control over land and not about achieving social consensus. It’s about territory, not people. It’s about violence, not negotiations,” Kosachev wrote on Telegram.
This approach “directly contradicts so-called European values,” he said. The senator noted that Western attitudes towards the territorial integrity of the UK and Spain have been completely different in the face of Scotland and Catalonia’s push for independence.
“The confessions by Merkel and Hollande are a formalization of betrayal… The price of this betrayal is thousands of human lives lost over the past eight years of civil war in Ukraine. The civil war that the West didn’t stop by treating the Minsk agreements as scrap paper,” Kosachev wrote.
According to the UN estimates, more than 14,000 people were killed in Donbass between 2014 and early 2022.
The only co-author of the Minsk agreements that genuinely tried to act as a guarantor was Russia, the senator claimed. Moscow sided with the people and left the territorial issue aside for as long as “it was still possible to implement the Minsk accord,” he added.
READ MORE: Merkel doubles down on Ukraine peace revelations
The People’s Republic of Donetsk and Lugnask, as well as Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, joined the Russian state in autumn after holding referendums. Kiev and its Western backers have called the votes a “sham” and refused to recognize the results.
Article from Russia Today (RT) - 2nd January 2023 : Confessions by Hollande and Merkel are ‘formalization of betrayal’ – top Russian senator
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
LATEST UPDATE FROM DIMA OF THE MILITARY SUMMARY CHANNEL (76.2k subscribers):
Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 02.01.2023.
KEEP IT SECRET NEWS CHANNEL (815 subscribers):
No update posted so far today.
LATEST UPDATE FROM THE 'DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA' MAPPING CHANNEL (50.7k subscribers):
Ukraine HIMARS strike on Russian "base" in Makiivka, Donetsk caused massive casualties and hysteria.
LATEST UPDATE BY ‘NEW WORLD ECONOMICS’ (28.2k subscribers):
UKRAINE WAR MAP | Russia And Ukraine Deal each other Heavy Blows to start New Year | HIMARS | GERUN.
LATEST UPDATE BY THETI MAPPING (14.7k subscribers):
Ukraine Advances On Svatove, Retakes Novoselivske - January 1st.
LATEST UPDATE BY ‘BALKAN MAPPING’ (134k subscribers):
Ukraine [2 Jan 2023] 'Today'.
LATEST UPDATE BY THE ‘MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS NETWORK’ (55.7k subscribers):
No update posted so far today.
LATEST UPDATE FROM ‘RYBAR’ via‘Itapirkanmaa2’ channel. (24.6k subscribers):
No update posted so far today
LATEST UPDATE FROM ‘M MAPPING’ (4.4k subscribers):
No update posted so far today.
LATEST UPDATE FROM WEEB UNION WAR UPDATES:
Full Front Update | Kurdyumivka Tactical & Topographic Analysis | New Azov Brigade.
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.