RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 14.05.2023
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.
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*** WILL UKRAINE’S OFFENSIVE BE ABANDONED AS HOPELESS? ***
“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 Repels Flank Attacks; Russia Loses 2 Jets, Destroys 2 Ukr Jets, Big Ammo Dump, Ze Meets Pope.
ALEX CHRISTOFOROU of THE DURAN
Elensky visits Pope & Meloni. WaPo, invade Russia & blow up Hungary pipeline. Turkey elections. U/1
Imran Khan released, but troubles in Pakistan remain.
COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
Either you attack the Russians now or you might as well surrender.
Morning briefing of the Ministry of Defense of Russia (May 14, 2023).
Russian armored group assisted by drones storms the main stronghold of Ukraine in Spornoe.
Colossal explosion heard at NATO supplied ammunition facility in Khmelnytskyi.
Ukraine crisis: Civilian targets allegedly hit by UK-supplied missiles as Zelensky continues tour.
Russia claims Bakhmut gains as Ukraine says counteroffensive delayed due to lack of Western weapons.
Elections in Turkey, Stabilization of the Bakhmut front, Zelensky in Europe, Russian missile strikes.
Russia destroys US howitzers in Ukraine; Claims victory in Bakhmut 'quarter' but loses commanders.
Russia destroys two Ukrainian fighter jets involved in attack on Lugansk civilians | Watch:
'Ukraine won't attack...': Zelensky reaches out to Putin & Russia with message on counteroffensive.
China to send special envoy to Ukraine and Russia.
THE JIMMY DORE SHOW
The Imprisoned Journalist The U.S. DOESN’T Want You To Know About.
What's Happening In Bakhmut Will SICKEN You.
The Unity That Defeated the Nazis in 1945 - Why Aren't We Celebrating?
The Epic Failures of U S Foreign Policy
THE JIMMY DORE SHOW
Proof 911 Hijackers Were CIA.
Twitter’s New CEO Is a WEF Tool & Social Justice Warrior.
Turkey Elections 2023: Erdoğan or Kılıçdaroğlu?
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SHOCKING new Epstein papers reveal CREEPY targeting of children for medical experiments.
CCTV VIDEO NEWS AGENCY
Kazakhstan Supports Xi's Initiatives for Better World: President.
Russia And China JUST ANNOUNCED A NEW Mega Pipeline Route.
Dr. STEVE TURLEY
Will Social Media COLLAPSE As Restrict Act Advances?
AFRICAN DIASPORA NEWS CHANNEL
AFRICOM Exposed For Training Africans That Would Later Overthrow Their Governments.
Elites Use 'Financial Literacy' To DISTRACT From Broken Economy | Breaking Points w/Spencer Snyder.
The Banking System is Breaking | They Are Losing Control & Blaming Everyone Else.
A Drug Shortage is Killing People in the US: Does Biden Have a Plan?
THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ESCALATION IN UKRAINE: UK Delivers Even Longer-Range Missiles | liusivaya. (InSpanish.)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
MICHAEL ROSSI: THE DECLINE OF AMERICAN GLOBAL HEGEMONY AND THE RETURN OF MULTIPOLARITY
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 14th May 2023:
Ukraine lying about taking down hypersonic missile – Izvestia.
Kiev’s radar surveillance systems have failed to detect most Kinzhal launches, military sources have told the Russian newspaper.
Kiev’s claims that it intercepted a Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile with a US-made Patriot air defense system are not true, several sources within the Russian military and defense industry told the newspaper Izvestia on Saturday. Ukrainian forces have failed to hit a single such missile to date, the sources added.
Most Kinzhal launches are not even detected by either Ukrainian or NATO radar surveillance systems, the Russian media outlet claimed, citing the same anonymous sources.
Izvestia also reported that the remnants of what was claimed to be a Kinzhal displayed by Kiev on May 10 might have belonged to another Russian missile – the 9M723 – launched by the ground-based short-range ballistic missile system Iskander-M. Some elements of the two missiles’ construction are similar, although the Iskander-M has been used much more frequently by Russian forces during the ongoing campaign in Ukraine, a military expert told reporters.
Kiev showed on May 10 the remnants of what it said were several missiles, one of which it claimed was a Kinzhal. However, Izvestia’s sources said that, judging by the looks of what was displayed, all of the missiles had fulfilled their aims rather than being intercepted.
On Thursday, another source within the Russian military also called the reports about an interception of the Russian Kinzhal missile by the Patriot system “an attempt to substitute a wish for reality.” The hypersonic missile has a speed exceeding the maximum interception capabilities of any air-defense systems used by Ukraine, including the Patriot, the source told TASS. The Kinzhal also executes a special maneuver to avoid interception and makes an almost vertical approach to the target, the source added.
Kiev reportedly inflates the number of Russian missiles its forces intercept to justify such heavy use of ammunition for the air-defense systems supplied by the West. “The number of interceptions is two-three times higher than the number [of missiles] we really launch,” the source said, adding that sometimes Kiev reports intercepting missiles that Russia did not even launch.
Last week, Ukraine’s Air Force commander, Lieutenant General Nikolay Oleshuk, claimed on his Telegram channel that Kiev's forces had intercepted a hypersonic Kinzhal missile. On May 9, the Pentagon press secretary, Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, told journalists that the US Defense Department “can confirm that the Ukrainians took down this Russian missile with a Patriot missile defense system.” He said, though, that he would not “get into the specifics” or try to “characterize” the missile supposedly intercepted by Kiev.
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 14th May 2023 : Ukraine lying about taking down hypersonic missile – Izvestia.
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
MILITARY SUMMARY UPDATE
Donbass Zugzwang | Fierce Fighting On The Bakhmut Flanks. Military Summary For 2023.05.14
NWE WAR REPORTS UPDATE
No update posted so far today
DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA UPDATE
[ Bakhmut Front ] WAGNER REINFORCE NORTHERN FLANKS - Prigozhin say VDV (Airborne) Forces is M.I.A.
Bakhmut-Siversk Front SITREP by Prigozhin, Wagner PMC's Boss | Use Closed-Caption for translation.
DPA WAR UPDATE
[ DPA Open Mic 29 ] GEOPOLITICAL / MILITARY / ECONOMICS / POLITICS / FINANCE / MULTIPOLAR WORLD.
THETI MAPPING UPDATE
No update posted so far today
BALKAN MAPPING UPDATE
No update posted so far today
FREE RUSSIA UPDATE
No update posted so far today
THE RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE UPDATE
No update posted so far today
PROJECT GREAT UPDATE
No update posted so far today
MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS UPDATE
Battlefield Ukraine Battle of the Fields.
Rybar military highlights of special military operation in Ukraine 02.05.2023.
M MAPPING UPDATE
Recent Russian Gains l Expected Ukrainian Counteroffensive.
HISTORY OF MAKUS UPDATE
No update posted so far today
WEEB UNION UPDATE
Wagner Gains Important Foothold In Bakhmut | Ukraine Intensify Attacks | Bakhmut Update 14/05/23.
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
HARD FACTS ON THE GROUND HAVE TRUMPED MEDIA/POLITICAL SPIN ON UKRAINE
Since Russia set herself free of the constraints put upon her by the western powers she became free to assert the rights she has protecting all national interests within her local sphere of influence.
The virtual stranglehold that western power has had over the world in general has been vastly loosened in recent years. China was first to effect this to any major extent. Now Russia has followed suit. Many other nations, including those in the Global South and Latin America are joining what has become a rejection of U.S./Western hegemony.
Ever greater numbers of nations are increasingly obdurate against western influence due to waning western power to harm them. Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Syria are among many examples. Others still, who until recently could be considered strong or relatively secure western/U.S. allies or at least friendly/neutral toward these are now wary of commitment or are increasingly negative. Saudi Arabia, Turkey and India are a few examples.
The western powers sought to exercise their accustomed ability to shape global events in response to Russia’s seemingly reckless invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. In light of the until then apparently still powerful ability of the West to respond it did indeed appear reckless. The expectation was (and the threat had already been made) that the western powers would wreak havoc in the Russian economy through the mother of all sanctions policies. However, Russia had clearly prepared the ground carefully as we now see.
The situation we now find ourselves in is quite extraordinary. In just a few short months what was supposed to be a devastating series of attacks that was meant to render Russia a bankrupt supplicant crawling to the West for mercy has resulted in an outcome that has turned the tables completely on the West. It is the western world that reels in agony with successive boomerang blows from a supremely counteractive sanctions policy on Russia.
Meanwhile, as the West rather than Russia succumbs to economic and financial turmoil Russia’s campaign in Ukraine is very close to achieving most of its goals. Concurrently the Russian economy is beginning to prosper, its currency has hardened in extraordinary fashion, it has a new, robust payments mechanism replacing SWIFT, prices are stabilising and reducing, Russian entrepreneurs are filling the corporate slots abandoned by western enterprises and new trading partners are being found at what must be an alarming rate for western onlookers.
While all this was going on we had what appeared to be the unstoppable rise of Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy, backed by the assistance of the entire panoply of western power alongside that of every western mainstream media outlet and a vast array of ad hoc social support organisations created from outrage, sympathy and anger with over fifty public relations companies adding to and coordinating the charge, was on a roll.
Money and weaponry flowed in what appeared to be an endless waterfall into Ukraine. There appeared to be no limit to the help that was to be extended. The sky was the limit. Politicians agreed that Ukraine should receive all it needed with few voices urging any caution or accountability in this respect. The many spin machines in operation were working overtime. That of the Ukrainian regime itself was no exception. Whatever stories were required were produced, one following the other to keep the weapon and cash jamboree running at top speed.
Purported atrocities by Russia came one after another, or better said, created for western public consumption. News from the front was adjusted, turned through 180 degrees to produce headlines that gave the right impression and spun the required tale. The Ukrainian fighters were lionised, portrayed as shining heroes bravely combating evil (meanwhile ignoring their torturing of Russian POWs and their use of schools, hospitals and Ukrainian homes as their bases).
The spin all turned in one direction only, that which was positive for Ukraine, negative for Russia and that which generated a constant flow of weaponry and money into Ukraine. This was all grist to the western military complex mill also. Weapons stocks being rapidly depleted in the USA and across NATO allies would have to be replaced, new and very profitable contracts signed and the downward graph of profits seen after U.S. military withdrawals in the Middle east reversed.
This circle of advantageous events for both Ukraine and those who profited from the assistance given, appeared likely to run successfully until it seemed inevitable according to western mass media that there would be a Ukraine victory. That is until relatively recent times when the triumphant jamboree bubble began to rapidly deflate. Ukraine, as opposed to triumphantly beating Russia with every passing day in chest-thumping splendour was suddenly and very shockingly perceived in reality to be losing heavily and at a level that could no longer be denied.
In recent days we have had articles across the collective west, undoubtedly informed by some in elite political and military circles, that indicates the Ukrainian spin machine has even turned against them. The articles indicate that the top brass of the West were also manipulated along with western population as a whole. It seems, according to these articles, that Ukraine had supplied the West’s elites with what was deemed useful rather than that which was truthful. The arch manipulators of the West had been skillfully manipulated.
Now that what appears to have been a campaign of wholesale deception on at least two levels, to the western elites and thence to the western populace, the backlash cannot help now but be underway. I predict a souring of the relationship with Zelenskyy and with the Ukrainian regime project in general. This in addition to a softening of attitudes toward Russia to obviate further devastating consequences across western economies.
As it becomes clear that Russia is winning in every field, political, media and military a widening gap will be seen between Washington, Whitehall and the Zelensky regime. The weaponry and money from the West is fast drying up as is the goodwill expressed. Zelensky is insatiably asking for more while his reputation and the war that he was urged by the West to fight becomes less and less appealing.
This all in a matter of months. We truly live in extraordinary times.
And arguably the primary moral of this tale?
HARD FACTS ON THE GROUND ALWAYS, EVENTUALLY, TRUMP MEDIA/POLITICAL SPIN