RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 21.03.2023
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.
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*** IS UKRAINE DESTINED TO BECOME LAST WEEK’S NEWS? ***
“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
Russia Claims More Bakhmut, Prigozhin Warns of Ukraine attack; China Russia Go For Full Integration.
Final Chapter in the Donbass front w/Dima from Military Summary Channel (Live).
China-Russia meeting; deepening economic, energy and military cooperation.
ALEX CHRISTOFOROU of THE DURAN
Depleted uranium to Ukraine. Putin, Russia forced to react. Lavrov, this will end badly for UK. U/1
GLENN DIESEN - COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
The Gathering Storm: Limited US Resources & the Collapse of Ukraine.
Putin and China just named a COMMON THREAT to their sovereignty | Redacted with Clayton Morris.
Col. MacGregor: The GATHERING storm in Ukraine spells doom for the West | Redacted w Clayton Morris.
DANNY HAIPHONG - BRIAN BERLETIC
Xi and Putin Meet in Moscow and the US is VERY WORRIED.
Update on Ukraine, Chinese leader in Moscow, Turkey under Western pressure, Russia bans SWIFT…
Antiwar News With Dave DeCamp
Putin and Xi to Discuss China's Peace Proposal, Taiwan's Former President to Visit China, and More.
Iraq War Hawks BEAT DRUM On Ukraine | Breaking Points.
Media REPEATS Iraq War Failures On Ukraine | Breaking Points.
Morning briefing of the Ministry of Defense of Russia (March 21, 2023).
Why Xi Jinping's meeting with Vladimir Putin may change the world as we know it.
COLONEL DOUGLAS MACGREGOR
Interview: We Will No Longer Support This War Against Russia.
White House CAUGHT in Web of Lies
Australia ‘snubs’ U.S.; AUKUS partner refuses to join Biden in ‘war against China’ over Taiwan.
Russia detonates 92 Ukrainian units hours after Putin's show of strength in occupied Mariupol.
Ukraine Army unit rebels against Zelensky after Commander’s demotion over Bakhmut | Report:
The Long Way Around
On 20th Anniversary of Iraq War, AOC Hosts Military Recruitment Event.
Iraq 20 years after U.S. invasion.
LIVE : Russian FM Lavrov Hosts Armenian Counterpart Mirzoyan in Moscow.
#TheNewWorldOrder : MIR turns US' CATSA threats into a pathetic joke | World News.
President Xi Jinping talks with Vladimir Putin about the shift of world power to the East.
THE CONVO COUCH
Trump Incoming Arrest, US Refuses Ceasefire in Ukraine, Xi Meets Putin in Moscow, Praises Russia.
JUDGE NAPOLITANO - JUDGING FREEDOM
Trump to be Arrested?
JEFFREY SACHS, SEYMOUR HERSH & NOAM CHOMSKY
What you won’t hear in the media!
U.S. on Civil War watch over Trump arrest as Putin and Xi hold summit on Ukraine | Redacted News.
US LOSES IT At China's Ukraine Peace Deal | Breaking Points.
NICARAGUA says it's Joining BRICS+, believes in BRICS+ potential.
THROUGH THE EYES OF…
THE BLOOD, THE FLAG, THE CUCUMBERS.
POLISH AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE: "POLAND WILL ENTER THE WAR W/ RUSSIA IF UKRAINE DOES NOT COPE." ?!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The dark truths WikiLeaks revealed w/Stefania Maurizi | The Chris Hedges Report.
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 21st March 2023:
Shift to multipolar world ‘irreversible’ – China’s Xi.
The Chinese president has previewed his visit to Moscow by declaring that “no single country should dictate the international order”.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has set the tone for his visit this week to Moscow by touting improving relations with Russia in the ten years since he took office and vowing that the transition to a “multipolar world” liberated from US domination will not be stopped.
“The world today is going through profound changes unseen in a century,” Xi wrote in an article published on Sunday by Rossiyskaya Gazeta. “The historical trend of peace, development and win-win cooperation is unstoppable. The prevailing trends of world multipolarity, economic globalization and greater democracy in international relations are irreversible.”
Xi, who is scheduled to arrive on Monday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, noted that the world faces “traditional and non-traditional security challenges,” as well as “damaging acts of hegemony, domination and bullying.” He added that countries around the world are “eager to find a cooperative way out of the crisis” as they try to get through a “long and tortuous global economic recovery.”
The international community has recognized that no country is superior to others, no model of governance is universal, and no single country should dictate the international order. The common interest of all humankind is in a world that is united and peaceful, rather than divided and volatile.
Xi made the comments amid escalating tensions with Washington over the Ukraine crisis and US interference in China’s sovereignty over Taiwan. Beijing has resisted Western pressure to condemn Russia over the Ukraine conflict, maintaining neutrality on the issue and promoting a 12-point peace plan to end the hostilities. Washington has dismissed the peace proposal and accused China of mulling military aid to Russia.
“We believe that as long as all parties embrace the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and pursue equal-footed, rational and results-oriented dialogue and consultation, they will find a reasonable way to resolve the crisis, as well as a broad path toward a world of lasting peace and common security,” Xi said. He added that China’s plan takes into account the “legitimate security concerns of all countries.”
China and Russia have cemented mutual trust and fostered a “new model of major-country relations” over the past decade, as evidenced by a doubling of trade between the two nations, reaching $190 billion in 2022, Xi wrote. “We have been active in practicing true multilateralism, promoting the common values of humanity, and championing the building of a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind.”
Xi called for increasing the quality and quantity of investment and economic cooperation between China and Russia, as well as stronger policy coordination. “We have every reason to expect that China and Russia, as fellow travelers on the journey of development and rejuvenation, will make new and greater contributions to human advancement.”
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
MILITARY SUMMARY UPDATE
Uranium blackmail. Wagner continue the assault on Bakhmut. Military Summary And Analysis 2023.03.21
KEEP IT SECRET NEWS UPDATE
Ukraine Russian War Update, Rybar Map, for March 20, 2023, One last big push for Ukraine.
NWE WAR REPORTS UPDATE
No update posted so far today
DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA UPDATE
[ BAKHMUT ] UKRAINE WITHDRAW FROM SALIENT IN SOUTH BAKHMUT - counter attacking near city centre.
DPA WAR UPDATE
BATTLE OF STEPOVE NOT OVER! - Russian forces held at the SW outskirt of Avdiivka (9th District).
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 [21 March 2023] 'Today'.
MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS NETWORK UPDATE
No update posted so far today
Rybar Daily Digest of the Special Military Operation: March 20, 2023.
M MAPPING UPDATE
Ukraine: Day390 [ 21 March ]Russian forces controls 70 percent of Bakhmut.
WEEB UNION UPDATE
[ BAKHMUT ] UKRAINE WITHDRAW FROM SALIENT IN SOUTH BAKHMUT - counter attacking near city centre.
Full Front Update 21/03/23 | Quick Rundown Of Latest Developments.
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:
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.
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
BOTH WESTERN & UKRAINIAN LEADERSHIPS READY THEIR MUD FOR SLINGING
The truth cannot be tolerated, it is too awful to face, therefore some form of fiction that shields the guilty must take its place. In tandem with total avoidance of the truth many excuses blaming the other side will have been long-readied, a generous supply of mud for ‘those over there’.
The entire panoply of western leaderships are continuing to surround themselves in mirages of misinformation and fact-avoiding breast-beating over Ukraine rather than facing anything as onerous as the facts.
Those facts are of course incredibly hard to face considering the assumption of western leaders that they are hugely righteous, amounting to the greatest collective global power in existence to whom the concept of defeat is entirely unknown. And that defeat, now rushing up to meet them in Ukraine therefore is entirely unthinkable.
Ukraine is going from one defeat to another, talking all the while of an eventual victory. Its political and military are as self-inflictedly blind to the stark reality facing them as their counterparts in Washington. That reality is imminent defeat and complete humiliation.
Therefore, happily for all of them (for the time being) everything is wished away by means of one total fantasy or another including copious amount of fake narrative and outright propaganda.
Unfortunately for them however, reality has a nasty habit sooner or laterof smashing headlong into even the most beloved of fantasies And, if you look closely you will now see those fantasies beginning to leak at the seams, this being evidenced by signs of an inevitable blame game starting to occur.
The first example concerns Joe Biden, who for no evident reason, brought up the fact that Zelensky had initially been unwilling to accept the fact that Russia was about to initiate a campaign in Ukraine. It was a purely gratuitous criticism about a situation more than three months earlier that had no current context to explain it, except an indication from Biden (and perhaps a warning to Zelensky) that if things carried on as they appeared wont to do mud-slinging would not be one-sided in the event of an eventual debacle.
Then there was the article in the New York Times which bemoaned the fact that the western powers knew much more about Russia’s military tactics and activities than about those of Ukraine, giving the distinct (and false) impression that they were to some degree in the dark due to Ukraine not providing adequate information. I predict we will hear more of this kind of talk in due course.
On the Ukrainian side we can also see the mud being gathered ready for slinging. The USA, UK and Europe failed to supply the weaponry that Ukraine needed to win. Despite all the fervent pleading they simply refudsed to give Ukraine what it so desperately required.
Neither Zelensky nor any of those in the front line of Ukraine’s leadership are going to capitulate. They are going to act in defiant fashion, forever calling for more assistance by way of heavy weaponry, never for a moment suggesting any desire to come to any agreement with Russia, always ready to fight to the last man. However, the western world is rapidly diminishing in its ability or willingness to supply what the Ukrainian leadership demands.
Zelensky and his people cannot change their tune now, to capitulate for them means almost certain death, or at least perpetual ignominy. A much safer strategy is to keep breast-beating, keep posturing heroically, keep insisting on eventual victory and most important of all, keep demanding more weaponry from the West.
This latter point is vital as it provides the mud to sling later when the protective spin for them will be that they fought like devils for Ukraine but were let down by those promised so much but then failed to deliver.
There is no way Zelensky and his minions can agree to talks with Russia now. This route, offered by Russia, was taken only a few weeks into Russia’s campaign. It was even bearing some fruit. Ukraine agreed to some important aspects that provided some hope that continued talks might bring a meaningful breakthrough. Then the western leaders convinced Zelensky to break off these talks and renege on the progress made. Chief of those who convinced Zelensky to do this was Boris Johnson. Undoubtedly Joe Biden had a hand in it also. It seems Zelensky was told that if he abandoned talks with Russia he would be delivered overwhelming firepower with which to defeat Russia.
This defeat of Russia is now obvious by its absence. Yet both the western leaders and Ukraine make a pretence of confidence in an ‘if only’ notion. If only the West had provided the number of weapons required and if only Ukraine had informed the West of the true facts of how things were going.
It is becoming ever more clear however that both of these ‘if only’ factors are also going to be obvious by their absence. The logistics of providing the arms, ammunition and training necessary by the West make the first part of the task unattainable and the decimation of Ukrainian troops via tactical incompetence by Ukraine make the second part unattainable also. Besides, Russia has the manufacturing base to supply and resupply both men and materiel on such an unlimited basis to defeat Ukraine no matter what is done now.
We will no doubt see this theatre of the absurd continue whereby both the western powers and the Zelensky regime talk pie in the sky while that sky increasing falls down upon them. Neither of them appears willing to face reality. Too much is at stake for them personally if they do.
Meanwhile Ukrainian troops die in their droves.
The politicians of Kiev, Washington, London and Brussels are doing their level best to save their own necks while the abominable suffering in Ukraine drags ever on.
No talks. No concessions. More deaths. More territory taken.
But, despite everything the heroic status of Zelensky will be determinedly retained until the end with a finger resolutely pointing at the foot-draggers of the West who let his country down. In the USA and across the western world we will hear a different refrain however, one that talks of Ukrainian officials providing “inaccurate information”, officials who talked up victories that had no reality to them but that conjured up only in their own minds.
So it will go, I predict.