RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 21.04.2023
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 WORLD IS CHANGING AND NOT IN THE WEST’S FAVOUR ***
“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.
ALEXANDER MERCOURIS of THE DURAN
Russia Claims Bakhmut Road Cut, Ukraine Troop Cauldron; G7 Russia Blockade as Russia Economy Surges
Ex-CIA Mike Morell reveals, Blinken behind 'Intel officials Russia disinfo' letter.
ALEX CHRISTOFOROU of THE DURAN
Ex-CIA chief rats out Blinken. Medvedev, Ukraine joins NATO in parts. Hillary, blue check gone. U/1
THE CONVO COUCH
Russia-Ukraine, China, Surveillance & Multipolarity with Brian Berletic.
BRIAN BERLETIC of THE NEW ATLAS
New Atlas LIVE: US Builds Consensus for War with China & a Closer Look at Taiwan w/Carl Zha.
A new world order is being born.
We’re witnessing the death of empire.
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO - COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
Ukraine & the Globalist War Mongers.
Russia CPI decelerated to 3.51%, cenbank says inflation risks must ease to make room for rate cut.
THE JIMMY DORE SHOW
“Stop Encouraging War!” – Brazil’s President Scolds The U.S.
RUSSIA AND CHINA WIN BIG, US HEGEMONY DIES W/ GARLAND NIXON, DR. WILMER LEON, AND MARGARET KIMBERLEY.
AFRICAN DIASPORA NEWS
NATO Destroyed Libya, Arrest Bush,Blair & Obama Before You Lecture Africa's Relationship With Putin.
THE NEW ATLAS
The Critical Hour: US Sells 400 Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles to Taiwan + Update on Ukraine Fighting.
France Protests, NATO, Ukraine, French Publisher Detained, Middle East.
"Ukraine Facing Maidan 2.0?" Politico.
Russian Military Base In Sudan SPARKS Us Proxy Civil War.
The Role of the Russian Mi-24 Attack Helicopter in Modern Warfare.
Lula to China, Putin to South Africa: BRICS Reshape Global Power Dynamics.
THE CONVO COUCH
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Visits Brazil.
REPORTS ON CHINA
Am I biased? Yes! Let me explain...
Ukraine SCALPING Russian Soldiers. SU-34 Drops Bomb On Belgorod. Putin Confidence Hits 80.1%
Lavrov Visits Cuba. Ukrainian Sorcerer Accused Of Spying For Russian Witches. LGBT Battalion.
China MoFA LIVE: Chinese Foreign Ministry Holds Daily News Conference
NO ONE is ready for what Putin is doing in the Arctic, GET READY! | Redacted with Clayton Morris.
This is TOTAL BULLSH*T and Norway better get ready | Redacted with Clayton Morris.
Seymour Hersh just EXPOSED the truth, Facebook labeled him 'false news' | Redacted w Clayton Morris.
Biden JUST Made A BIG MISTAKE!
TRENDS IN THE NEWS.
Putin has the last laugh as EU is 'done' imposing sanctions on Russia amid war | Report.
Russian Foreign Minister ends successful tour of Latin America in Cuba.
Presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia strengthen bilateral cooperation.
PENTAGON is Shocked! Russian Su-57 and Su-35 Fighters were Recognized as the Best in the World!
THE PLAIN BAGEL
Let's Talk De-Dollarization - Why the Dollar Isn't Going Anywhere Anytime Soon.
Jim Rickards: Russia & China Ready to 'BUY-OFF' Entire Precious Metals Market Next Month!
How Latin America Is Drifting Away from The U.S.
Den Krieg in der Ukraine verstehen - mit Katrina vanden Heuvel (TEIL 1)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
PROFESSOR JOHN J MEARSHEIMER: WHY IS UKRAINE THE WEST’S FAULT?
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 21st April 2023:
Biden is willing to damage US economy to counter China – Yellen.
The Treasury secretary has conceded that protecting America’s national security may come at an economic cost.
President Joe Biden will stop at nothing to protect America against security threats posed by China, even if the actions he must take damage his own nation’s economy, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has claimed.
“National security is of paramount importance in our relationship with China,” Yellen said on Wednesday in a speech in Washington. She gave the example of blocking China from obtaining certain technologies, adding, “We will not compromise on these concerns, even when they force trade-offs with our economic interests.”
Yellen accused China of “unfair” economic practices and of “taking a more confrontational posture” toward the US and its allies in recent years. Washington has a “broad set of tools” to deal with security threats from China, she added, such as export controls and sanctions against entities that provide support to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
The Treasury Department has sanctions authorities to address threats related to cybersecurity and China’s military-civil fusion,” Yellen said. “We also carefully review foreign investments in the United States for national security risks and take necessary actions to address any such risks. And we are considering a program to restrict certain US outbound investments in specific sensitive technologies with significant national security implications.”
The Biden administration has already taken steps to block Chinese companies from securing advanced semiconductor technologies, such as restricting exports of chip-making equipment. Yellen insisted that Washington doesn’t take such actions to gain an economic advantage or to stifle China’s growth and modernization.
Yellen also scolded China for alleged human rights abuses and alleged “no limits” support for Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. She warned that consequences would be severe if China provided material support or helped Russia evade sanctions, and she added that the US would use its “tools” to deter human rights abuses.
“Like national security, we will not compromise on the protection of human rights,” Yellen said. “This principle is foundational to how we engage with the world.”
READ MORE: China calls US a ‘direct threat’ to the world
Beijing has balked at US accusations, suggesting that Washington should “make more effort in solving its own human rights problems.” Chinese leaders also have faulted Washington for a “Cold War mentality” in which Beijing is demonized as a security threat as Biden’s administration tries to contain its economic progress.
“Containment and suppression will not make America great again, nor will it stop China from moving towards national rejuvenation,” Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang told reporters last month.
READ MORE: Top economist frets that US is getting ‘lonely’
Yellen admitted earlier this week that Washington’s use of its leverage over the global financial system to sanction other countries could diminish the role of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Asked about “weaponization” of the US currency, she told CNN that such tactics “could undermine the hegemony of the dollar.”
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 21st April 2023 : Biden is willing to damage US economy to counter China – Yellen
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
MILITARY SUMMARY UPDATE
Few Days Before Bakhmut Cauldron. UA Strategical Forces. Military summary and analysis 2023.04.21
Drone attack. The Russians are advancing in Khromovo. Military summary and analysis 2023.04.21
NWE WAR REPORTS UPDATE
No update posted so far today
DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA UPDATE
No update posted so far today
DPA WAR UPDATE
No update posted so far today
THETI MAPPING UPDATE
WAR UPDATE: Russia CUTTING Key Supply Line To Bakhmut.
BALKAN MAPPING UPDATE
Bakhmut Front Update [21 April 2023]
PROJECT GREAT UPDATE
No update posted so far today
MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS UPDATE
Battlefield Ukraine Operation Event Horizon.
No update posted so far today
M MAPPING UPDATE
Ukraine:Day 421 [ 21 April ]Russians Are Attempting To Advance Near Khromove.
Sudan Crises [ First Week ]
HISTORY OF MAKUS ENG
No update posted so far today
WEEB UNION UPDATE
Nonstop Russian Advance | 3 to 1 Numerical Advantage in Bakhmut | Full Front Update & Recap 21/04/23
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
WHAT IN HELL'S NAME HAS HAPPENED TO THE WEST?
As if we hadn't realised it before we see now after an entire year of fighting Russia just how absolutely important winning is for the collective west. This endeavour of theirs is SO important that they are clearly willing to throw EVERYTHING at it, no matter the consequences for themselves or their populations.
The closest approximation to this is some absolutely dire situation where someone sees that they are about to be killed and throws absolutely all caution to the wind, whether that means death or at the very least grievous injury. It is as if they are dying and in a sense they are, or at least in very close proximity to it. They see their influence, their leverage, their power to dominate and manipulate that they have gathered to themselves over the last two hundred years at least and see it all going up the spout leaving them vulnerable and unable to pressurise or threaten anyone anymore. For them that's death and so they are so desperate that they are willing to kill themselves to a massive extent in the driving need to kill those who are killing them.
This campaign against Russia that began after Putin's speech in Munich in 2007 is truly a fight to the death. One side WILL die. That is why we are seeing all we are witnessing now and will continue to witness into the near future if not longer.
Though the plan of the western leaders was kick started after Putin's Munich speech in 2007 9/11 was the event that put rocket boosters under the determination to eliminate all persons, groups and governments that presented ANY opposition to the USA and its allies governing the world. It was 9/11 also that lost western news media its independence.
The pressure from 9/11 was SO immense that it shattered ALL barriers between the news media and the state. Henceforth they worked as essentially one unit in matters of western national state interests. Of course once you lose your virginity you can't get it back. No one should be surprised that what was virginal is now certainly not. Not at all... in fact the term presstitute fits precisely.
The mission, seen as utterly crucial by the USA and obediently acquiesced to by its allies, to eliminate every single element both large and small that opposed them or reduced to be dominated by them is the same fight that is occurring now, in Ukraine.
The pressure was relentlessly applied to Russia in an effort to undermine its stability and cause an insurrection to occur in order to unseat and replace Putin. However, after spending fruitless years attempting to resolve the problem in Ukraine that the West had no intention to have resolved, Russia finally exploded out of the trap laid for her. This act of defiance by Russia has set in motion all the other parts of the equation that we have seen unfold over the last year.
The western powers saw the chance they had campaigned for with its pressure relentlessly applied to Russia. Now they would strike with every economic and financial sanction available to them and in this way undermine the Russian president and entire system of governance and replace both. Unfortunately, even as they had been laying their plans to undermine Russia over the eight years where the Ukrainian question was debated, Putin had been preparing Russia to be as invulnerable as possible economically, financially and militarily.
In Ukraine the western powers had used every possibility including NATO to build the Ukrainian military and to lay siege to the Russian-speaking Donbass region in the east. They shelled the civilian population there relentlessly for eight years and more with some 15, 000 dead as a result. Nothing that Russia has painstakingly agreed to and carried out in the hope of peace worked. It was never meant to. The end goal had always been to take back the Russian-speaking Donbass by military force.
On February 24th Russia belatedly, and quite possibly through being goaded directly into doing so, crossed over the Ukrainian border into the Donbass and set about its liberation from those who had laid siege to it and who had murdered thousands of its population. The world would never be the same again while the West saw the chance that it had willed to come to be at least since 2007 if not 2001. However, things did not go according to the western plan.
The Russian economy more than withstood the financial and economic weapons directed at it, it began to prosper, it took the blows, staggered for some months and then set about putting into practice the economic, financial and military armour it had long prepared for these moments. Russia began to show that it would not fall, that it was going to stand and progressively stand tall against its western adversaries. And it was about to get help from others to do so.
The nations of the global south and of South America, along of course with China finally stepping right up to the plate to join the fray are now making Russia's stand against the West all the more solid. Now, instead of the western allies marching forward in triumph they are reeling from a succession of self-inflicted blows. While Russia incrementally wins in Ukraine she wins across the entirety of the globe outside of the firmly bordered coalition of states known as the collective west, i.e. the USA, UK and the nations of the EU. Virtually all others are arrayed against these warmongering three. China, first and foremost. Then India. Russia and an expanding array of others who see that the time is now ripe to face down the aggressive abusing bullies of the West.
What will be the final outcome we are facing in the war that has its reflection in Ukraine, the overarching war, what I call the 'End Game War', the very last world war?
On one side, the North Americans and their cronies will, if they win this war, march onward to the creation of a virtual prison planet just as you fear. We will be monitored from space and terrestrially 24/7 for unacceptable thoughts and actions. But what if all those now gathering around china and Russia win out, what do we get then? In my view we will move toward a planet where agreements and not aggression are foremost, where dialogue reigns supreme over threats of death and destruction. Tolerance for diverse forms of governance will be the rule, not this 'One Size Fits All' form of "democracy" that the western powers (USA, UK, EU) insist upon and demand that all others follow. We will have a multipolar world where we can finally hope for a true global civilisation to emerge, a world where sane policies prevail and freedom, sovereignty and diversity are truly inalienable and not provisional as we experience now with the western powers in control.
Everyone not duped by the U.S. neocons needs to get energised and join the fight against them. That means supporting Russia to the hilt. To fail to do so risks us all eventually arriving in what will be a virtual prison planet, monitored and punished night and day for "incorrect" and "unallowed" thoughts and actions. This is what is at stake. A western world with leaders who see their ability to remain as world dictator's failing in front of them. They are losing their controlling grip and they know it. It has turned them into the most immoral and unethical of men and women as a result. They are willing to do ANYTHING to retain the status they have known for so long now as imperialists, as colonists, as genocidal occupiers and as warmongering invaders. These power-junkies are losing their fix and have become insanely desperate to get it back.
This, in short, is what in hell's name has happened to the West.