RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 27.11.2023
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.
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*** LOSING PLAY: MORE BAREFACED LIES WON’T HELP UKRAINE NOW ***
“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.
ALEXANDER MERCOURIS of THE DURAN
Zelensky Zaluzhny Feud, Without Military Plan, Ukr Coup Warning; Storm Stops War; NATO Blocks Talks.
ALEX CHRISTOFOROU of THE DURAN
Putin sleeper spies. Zaluzhny must resign. Pentagon wants tanks back. Netanayhu two-front war. U/1
THE DURAN - ALEX CHRISTOFOROU & ALEXANDER MERCOURIS
Peace and security in a world at war w/ Jeffrey Sachs.
Putin launches DEVASTATING assault as Ukraine ammo supplies collapse.
Ray McGovern (former CIA): Ukraine war latest analysis.
Zelensky is LOSING CONTROL as NATO Warns of Ukraine's Coming Surrender.
Revisiting Maidan with Kit Klarenberg.
COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
"Ukraine is essentially a wasteland. Zelenskyy is running away.
BRIAN BERLETIC of THE NEW ATLAS
The New Atlas LIVE: Danny Haiphong & The Rise of China.
The War In Ukraine Is Over.
UKRAINE ISRAEL - THE CRUMBLING EMPIRE REQUIRES GREAT SACRIFICE.
Why Ceasefire In Gaza Must Continue | How Boris Johnson Scuppered Ukraine Peace Deal.
GEOPOLITICAL WITH DR
Germany's urgent Warning To Russia Sparks Fears Of An Impending EU Economic Collapse.
Israel's punitive action against the Gaza Strip resulted in unprecedented bloodshed! Nebenzya Russia.
Putin challenges West: "What right do you have to warn anyone?"
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO - LARRY JOHNSON (EX-CIA)
How the West Misjudged Russia.
JUDGE ANDREW NAPITANO - JUDGING FREEDOM
COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
PROFESSOR JEFFREY SACHS
US-China Relations and Ukraine Conflict..
Gen. Zaluzhny accused of Incompetence. Zelensky will fire Zaluzhny for having NO plan for 2024.
Russia and Allies create joint air defense scheme to counter NATO. "Warsaw Pact" is back.
Baltic States (6 mil) prepare for War with Russia (145 mil).An instigator, Al Capone's Lithuanian FM.
Videos-Massive Ukrainian drone (35) and missile (S-200s) attack on Moscow on Sunday.
Attackers seize an Israel-linked tanker off Yemen, 3rd assault.
HINDUSTAN TIMES - UKRAINE/RUSSIA
NATO Nation Threatens Revolt If More Arms Sent To Ukraine; 'Reality Is Russia Won't Lose'.
Ukraine Dumped By U.S.-Led West? Zelensky Scrambles To Retain Financial Support Against Russia.
Putin 'Embarrasses' Zelensky; Ukraine Fails To Strike Moscow After 'Biggest' Drone Assault On Kiev.
The WEST Is Roaring and Raving! Putin Declared Russia's Complete Victory In The Economic WAR.
MILITARY TUBE TODAY
Russian Paratroopers dismantle the Ukrainian stronghold of Artemovsk.
Save Syria, Russian troops stationed in Golan Heights.
Scott Ritter: "The US has switched sides and now supports Palestine! Israel is panicking..."
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO - ALASTAIR CROOKE
Is Israel Losing the War?
Pregnant with Meaning.
HINDUSTAN TIMES - ISRAEL/GAZA
Gaza To Get Elon Musk's Starlink Internet As Truce With Israel Nears End But Not Without...
Israel Violates Ceasefire; 3 Separate Attacks Kill 1, Hurt 8 In Gaza: Palestinian Claim | Hamas War.
Hamas Flays 'Liar' Netanyahu; Asserts 'Full Control' Over Gaza As Fighting Set To Resume.
Qassam Brigades' Video Shows Dozens Of Fighters In Gaza, War Memorial & Support For 'Resistance'.
Quiet In Gaza, Gunfire In Lebanon; UN Scolds Israel For 'Attack' On Peacekeeping Force.
Syria 'Tears Down' Israeli Missiles; IDF Strikes Damascus Airport Amid Gaza Ceasefire | Watch:
Al Qassam Lauds Putin; Netanyahu Visits Soldiers In Gaza; Iran Warns U.S. | Top Updates.
Spain Hits Back At Israel Amid Diplomatic Tiff Over Gaza War | 'Question Of Being Humane'.
MIDDLE EAST EYE
Released Palestinian prisoners welcomed in the West Bank.
Man who lost family in Gaza celebrates prisoners' release in West Bank.
Turkish Political Expert Reveals TRUTH About Israel War.
The Creation of Israel and the War on Palestine | Ash Meets Rashid Khalidi.
Unforgivable and unforgettable.
CEASEFIRE - MOATS with George Galloway Ep 294.
What REALLY Happened On October 7? With Noura Erakat.
Trudeau AGAINST Israel?!? You're not going to believe this!
HINDUSTAN NEWS - ISRAEL/GAZA
Israeli Protesters Storm Outside Netanyahu's House; Fume Over Hostage Crisis, War In Gaza.
'Shukran': Israeli Hostage Thanks Qassam Brigades; Gaza Militants Say 'Goodbye' To Freed Captives.
Israel Doesn’t Care About the Hostages | Trust in Netanyahu Plummets.
MIDDLE EAST EYE
Aerial footage shows the massive scale of destruction in Gaza.
Valérie Lecasble on CNEWS: ‘There is a reversal of roles, an inversion of the balance of power’.
DEMOCRACY AT WORK
Economic Update: American's Self Image VS Reality.
THE END OF PETRODOLLAR. China-Saudi Currency Swap Challenges Dollar Hegemony.
Biden Humiliated. China Hand Over Big Win to U.S Military.
Japan's Unforeseen Chip Dilemma: Once Firmly Supporting the US, Now Abandoned by China and America.
THE HAGUE PEACE PROJECTS
Time to Talk: Hoe komt er vrede in Oekraïne - Verkiezingsdebat 2023.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
AMBASSADOR CHAS FREEMAN
The Neocon's Biggest Defeat Since Vietnam And There Is Nothing They Can Do.
Articles by Russia Today (RT) - 27th November 2023:
Ukrainian military leadership has no plan for 2024 – senior MP.
Ukraine’s military leadership wants to draft tens of thousands every month without a clear strategy, Mariana Bezuglaya says.
The Ukrainian military leadership has absolutely no strategic plan for the ongoing conflict with Russia in 2024, Mariana Bezuglaya, the deputy head of the Ukrainian parliament’s security, defense and intelligence committee, said on Sunday. The top brass only want to mobilize tens of thousands of people every month without a clear understanding of what should be done in Kiev’s ongoing conflict with Moscow, she added.
“The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been unable to provide a [strategic] plan for 2024,” Bezuglaya wrote in a post on her Facebook page, referring to Ukraine’s top military commander, General Valery Zaluzhny. The general has absolutely no concept of further conflict, she claimed, adding that he has no plan for any type of warfare, “either large or small… asymmetrical or symmetrical.”
Such a stance by the military leadership has been a major setback for the lawmakers planning the nation’s budget for the next year, the senior MP said. The problems had been growing both in parliament and at the military leadership’s HQ, at least since the summer, Bezuglaya revealed.
At that time, the Ukrainian military was in the midst of its much-touted large-scale military offensive launched in early June. The operation was largely unsuccessful as it did not allow Kiev’s troops to gain any major territories but led to heavy losses on the Ukrainian side in both personnel and equipment, including dozens of Western-supplied hardware like tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.
According to Bezuglaya, Zaluzhny and other top commanders have so far failed to present any detailed plans for future training, troop rotation, or for the funding needed for some new brigades they supposedly planned to form.
Instead, the Ukrainian military “simply said they would need to draft no less than 20,000 citizens every month,” the senior MP added.
“If the military leadership cannot provide any plan for 2024 and all their proposals for mobilization boil down to the fact that more people are needed without any … changes to the Armed Forces system, then this [military] leadership has to go,” Bezuglaya, who is a member of President Vladimir Zelensky’s ‘Servant of the People’ party, said.
The presidential party’s faction in parliament refused to provide any comments on Bezuglaya’s words when approached by the Ukrainian ‘Pravda’ newspaper.
In early November, Zaluzhny admitted in an interview with The Economist that the situation on the frontlines was essentially a World War I-style stalemate. He also said that Russia had an upper hand in that sort of warfare due to its superior personnel reserves and vast material resources. This assessment was later rejected by Zelensky.
The president also warned the nation’s military leadership to stay out of politics or risk harming “the unity of the nation.”
Earlier this week, Russia’s foreign intelligence service (SVR) reported that Ukraine’s Western backers have encouraged Kiev to expand draft efforts and enlist the elderly, teenagers, and women into the army. The new draft is supposedly needed to replace the heavy losses Kiev’s troops suffered in the largely unsuccessful summer counteroffensive.
West ‘screwed over’ Ukraine – ex-Zelensky aide.
“Stupidity and corruption” in Kiev paved the way for it, Aleksey Arestovich has said.
The West has essentially thrown Ukraine under the bus in its conflict with Russia by failing to provide Kiev with the necessary amount of military aid, Aleksey Arestovich, a former aide to President Vladimir Zelensky, has claimed.
Writing on Telegram on Sunday, Arestovich weighed in on the differing views of Ukrainian officials as to why Kiev’s conflict with Moscow is still in full swing despite several major attempts at peace.
According to the former presidential aide, the West bears most of the blame for the situation.
The real responsibility lies with those who promised Ukraine real support for waging a real, big war and did not provide it. In other words, they screwed us over.
Arestovich claimed that Ukraine “had won its war” by managing to survive in the first few months of the conflict. “This war of ours could have well ended with the Istanbul Agreements,” he suggested, referring to the talks in the Turkish city in the spring of 2022, which initially made some progress but stalled after then-British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Kiev. The negotiations collapsed but Russia maintains it is open to diplomatic engagement with Kiev.
After the Istanbul talks, the conflict entered another phase in which Ukraine had no chance of winning without securing massive Western arms supplies, including warplanes and long-range missiles, the former official continued. “But nothing came. We paid a huge price for that.”
Arestovich suggested that the West would now try to force Ukraine to accept the loss of several regions, which overwhelmingly voted to join Russia in a series of public referenda last autumn.
He also suggested that, while Kiev found itself in a tough spot mostly due to the West’s inaction, the Ukrainian leadership’s “stupidity and corruption has given them many formal and informal reasons to screw us over.”
Arestovich’s remarks came amid Ukraine’s faltering counteroffensive, which has been underway since early summer but has failed to gain any significant ground. Last month, Moscow said Kiev had lost more than 90,000 troops since the start of the push, with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu claiming that Ukrainian casualties had reached more than 13,000 soldiers in November alone.
Earlier this month, Valery Zaluzhny, Ukraine’s top general, admitted that hostilities had reached a stalemate, an assessment rejected by Zelensky. Meanwhile, on Sunday, Mariana Bezuglaya, a senior Ukrainian MP, blasted Zaluzhny over the lack of a strategic plan for 2024 and called on the military leadership to step down.
Moscow explains why it calls Kiev government a ‘regime’.
No sane administration can seriously speak about discriminating against part of its own population, Dmitry Peskov has said.
Moscow refers to Kiev as a “regime” because of its treatment of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine, which it considers to be discriminatory, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview published on Sunday.
The political forces that came to power in the wake of the 2014 Western-backed Maidan coup have been “dangerous” for a significant part of the Ukrainian citizens, Peskov told Russian journalist Pavel Zarubin, commenting on some recent statements made by senior Ukrainian officials.
Earlier this week, the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk told the state-controlled broadcaster that persons who identify as Russian shouldn’t be granted any minority rights in Ukraine and should be de facto discriminated against for their implied lack of respect for the Ukrainian state. He also denied them a right to be called a minority in Ukraine at all.
“There are no Russian ethnic minorities in Ukraine as of now, and there can be none,” Stefanchuk said at that time. On Wednesday, Ukraine’s language ombudsman, Taras Kremin, doubled down on the issue by telling the US state-run Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) that there are no Russian-speaking Ukrainians. He claimed that “Russophones” in Ukraine were nothing but a notion coined by the Russian “ideology” and “propaganda.”
In Moscow, Dmitry Peskov said this “is the very essence of the Kiev regime,” adding that Stefanchuk’s call for discrimination was also “the very reason we’re calling them a regime.” Russia does not just do that for nothing, the Kremlin spokesman explained. “A sane national leadership cannot make such statements,” he told Zarubin, adding that “only a regime can do that.” Peskov also pointed to the fact that “millions of Russians” are still living in Ukraine.
According to a March 2022 poll by Sociological Group Rating, about 20% of Ukraine’s population of almost 44 million considered Russian to be their native language. A Social Monitoring survey in 2021 suggested that more than 50% of Ukrainians were willing to read books and watch movies in Russian.
The Maidan coup opened the way to power for “ultranationalist” forces in Ukraine, Peskov said, adding that this eventually led to the rise of “openly Nazi sentiments.” Rejection of the coup results by the two former eastern Ukrainian territories that then declared independence from Kiev in the form of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics had led to a prolonged conflict in Ukraine.
Russia initially sought to resolve the issue through the later-derailed Minsk Agreements, which envisaged a special status for the two Donbass republics with a predominantly Russian-speaking population. Moscow also cited the need to protect the people of Donbass from continued persecution by Kiev as one of the major reasons it launched its military operation in February 2022.
The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as two other former Ukrainian territories, eventually joined Russia officially, after each held a referendum.
European country imports ‘banned’ Russian gold.
Switzerland is reportedly using loopholes to bypass its own sanctions .
Switzerland imported more than 14 tons of gold from Russia last month for processing, taking advantage of the fact that it was shipped through third countries, and thus did not violate Western sanctions, the latest data from the Swiss Federal Council has revealed.
In October, the Alpine country’s gold imports totaled CHF776 million ($879 million), of which $875.7 million worth of the precious metal originated from the sanctions-hit country and was delivered through the UK and Moldova, data showed.
In August 2022, Switzerland joined the EU’s seventh package of Ukraine-related restrictions, which included a ban on the “direct or indirect purchase, import or transfer of gold and gold jewelry” originating from Russia, and also prohibited exports from Russia to the bloc. Sanctions also target exports of gold items processed in a third country.
However, the Swiss regulation states that gold that was produced in Russia before the embargo is not subject to sanctions, meaning that the commodity can be legally imported from third countries.
Since the ban took effect, the questions of where and how Switzerland, a major global hub for processing the precious metal, sources its gold have been the subject of growing media and public attention. Some media outlets have been suggesting that the EU ban apparently had little impact on Swiss imports of gold from Russia as its refineries continue to buy and re-melt the metal, making it virtually impossible to trace its origin.
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
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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.