RUNNING UPDATES ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE - 15.04.2023
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.
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“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 Captures 2 Bakhmut Districts, Prigozhin Claims Bakhmut Ground Ukraine Army Down.
Russia-India Strategic Partnership w/ Ambassador Venkatesh Varma, Alexander Mercouris & Glenn Diesen.
ALEX CHRISTOFOROU of THE DURAN
Baerbock lectures China. Protests in France. Nord Stream & Jack Teixeira. Orban regime change. U/1
Morning Briefing of The Ministry of Defense of Russia (April 15, 2023)
Lavrov on Russia - Ukraine conflict: 'Ukraine used as spending material by the West’.
Update on Ukraine, Brazil criticizes US-EU, Putin's approval rate, Attack on Japanese prime minister...
DANNY HAIPHONG - MICHAEL HUDSON
The END of the Dollar is Here as Russia and China Offer Viable Alternative.
AFSHIN RATTANSI’S GOING UNDERGROUND
Anas Alhajji on Energy War: US Sanctions on Russia a JOKE, a Game of Musical Chairs.
Ukraine Pulls Back In Bakhmut: As Russia Launches "Re-energized" Assault UK Says.
THE CONVO COUCH
The US Intent w "Pentagon Leaks" w/ Mark Sleboda, Brazil Calls to Ditch Dollar, New Deals w China.
Season of the Snitch - The Grayzone Friday Live.
NEW Biden Crime Details Exposed by WHISTLEBLOWER.
Is the Biggest Leak of Pentagon Documents a SCAM?
U.S. Hawks Beat War Drums in Bid to Target BOTH China and Russia.
TARA READE - RAY MCGOVERN
The Politics of the CIA Whistleblowers.
Kherson Frontline Under Fire Russia Ukraine War Special Report.
China's Saudi-Iran Deal is a Problem for the War Mongers.
Leopard Tank Captured? Pacific Fleet at HIGHEST READINESS. Baerbock Opens Her Mouth In Beijing.
Who you going to trust, Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, not to blow up the world?
Understanding the War in Ukraine - With Katrina vanden Heuvel (PART 1)
Leaked Pentagon docs reveal Ukraine has little chance of winning & NATO involvement (PART 2)
Hungarian PM says Ukrainian conflict will end when the West stops funding it.
GEOPOLITICAL ECONOMY REPORT w/ BEN NORTON
Brazil’s Lula travels to China and calls to end US dollar dominance.
Putin's Wagner fighters advance north and south of Bakhmut | Allies losing faith in Zelensky?
Putin's popularity reigns supreme; Nearly 80% Russians 'trust' president amid Ukraine war | Report.
Zelensky to lose Ugledar? Ukrainian units go up in smoke as Russia rains hell | Watch:
Beijing elaborates on its position on the Taiwan question and the Ukraine issue to German FM.
Peace in the Middle East is sending Western Globalists and Israel into a tailspin.
Vanessa Beeley on Damascus, Assad’s popularity and horses.
EXCLUSIVE | Interview with Mexico’s Leading Presidential Contender Claudia Sheinbaum.
Russian Pacific Fleet goes on high alert for snap drills, 'nothing to do with' NATO's presence.
Russian Spetsnaz Eliminated Two of the Most Dangerous Mercenaries from the U.S. and Poland.
2023.04.15 About That Nurse . . .
US Left Red Faced as 21-Year-Old Airman Responsible for Intel Leak.
Brazil’s President Lula Declares War on US Dollar, While in China.
Award Winning CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Breaks Down Inner Workings of America's Spy Agency.
Macron Reveals A Shocking Split In The West - Is Europe Breaking Out?
The Disinformation Hoax of the Century.
Shooting anyone who moved in Jenin.
The Scamster president bites Biden.
Russia Launches its Newest Minesweeper for the Russian Navy and Will Enter the Service.
U.S. TOUR OF DUTY
Scott Ritter on his upcoming book tour in Russia.
BREAKING NEWS | Intense gunfire was reported from the capital of Sudan.
PMC WAGNER AND WAR CRIMES: the video commented on by all the western media | liusivaya. (In Spanish.)
¿QUÉ OPINÁIS? ¿Son reales las filtraciones del Pentágono o es una maniobra para despistar a Rusia?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
GLENN DIESEN: GLOBAL CHANGES NOT SEEN IN A 100 YEARS.
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 15th April 2023:
Top economist frets that US is getting ‘lonely’.
Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has warned that America is losing global influence as other powers form trading blocs.
Globalization and the American-led financial order are giving way to a more fragmented world economy in which other powers are aligning in trading blocs that diminish Washington’s global influence, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has claimed.
“There’s a growing acceptance of fragmentation, and – maybe even more troubling – I think there’s a growing sense that ours may not be the best fragment to be associated with,” Summers said on Friday in a Bloomberg News interview. He made his comments following a week of World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings in which finance chiefs reportedly discussed efforts to “reshape supply chains away from China and other strategic competitors.”
Summers, a former World Bank chief economist who was an adviser to President Barack Obama and served as treasury secretary under Bill Clinton, suggested that US tactics have alienated some governments. “Somebody from a developing country said to me, ‘What we get from China is an airport. What we get from the United States is a lecture. We like your values better than we like theirs, but we like airports more than we like lectures.’”
The emergence of competing economic blocs has accelerated amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the US-led sanctions campaign against Moscow. As financial officials of the US and its allies gathered in Washington, Brazilian President Lula da Silva was making a state visit to China and calling for developing nations to move away from the US dollar. China brokered last month’s normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, while Russia, the Saudis and OPEC announced a cut to their oil-production quotas, portending more inflation struggles in the West.
“We are on the right side of history – with our commitment to democracy, with our resistance to aggression in Russia,” Summers said. “But it’s looking a bit lonely on the right side of history, as those who seem much less on the right side of history are increasingly banding together in a whole range of structures.”
Policy makers face a bigger challenge than the normal World Bank-IMF issues like debt relief and promoting sustainable development, Summers said. What’s at stake, he added, is “what the broad structure of the system is going to be.”
READ MORE: Brazil calls for 'move away' from dollar
The current system – born out of the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement that pegged other currencies to the US dollar, which was then linked to gold – is under threat, Summers said. “If the Bretton Woods system is not delivering strongly around the world, there are going to be serious challenges and proposed alternatives.”
READ MORE: BRICS carries greater economic weight than G7 – study
Article published by Russia Today (RT) - 15th April 2023 : Top economist frets that US is getting ‘lonely’
* Updates will be added here as and when they become available.
MILITARY SUMMARY UPDATE
Secret Climate Weapon. The Battle for Seversk has Started. Military Summary And Analysis 2023.04.15
The Russians storm Bakhmut, Bilohorovka, Uhledar, Nevelske. Military Summary And Analysis 2023.04.15
NWE WAR REPORTS UPDATE
No update posted so far today
DEFENSE POLITICS ASIA UPDATE
[ BAKHMUT ] NORTHERN FRONTLINE COLLAPSED - Railway Station confirmed captured by Russian forces.
DPA WAR UPDATE
[ DPA Open Mic 25 ] WAGNER SHOVELS ARE OVERPOWERED!!! We need a UN resolution to ban SHOVELS!!!
THETI MAPPING UPDATE
No update posted so far today
BALKAN MAPPING UPDATE
Bakhmut Front Update [15 April 2023]
PROJECT GREAT UPDATE
Russia's Biggest Breakthrough In Northern Part Of Bakhmut | Russia-Ukraine Conflict.
MILITARY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS UPDATE
Battlefield Ukraine Breaking Bakhmut.
Rybar Daily Digest of the Special Military Operation: April 14, 2023
M MAPPING UPDATE
Ukraine: Day 415 [ 15 April ] Ukranian Collapse in Northern Bakhmut.
FREE RUSSIA CHANNEL UPDATE
No update posted so far today
WEEB UNION UPDATE
Significant Russian Advances In NW Bakhmut | Bakhmut Update 15/04/23.
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
THIS IS NOT A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL WORLD
Those who run the western world now and those who preceded them may well have set themselves goals to transform the entire world into their image of what is right, fit and proper. I would argue however that this was an outrageously dangerous project from the outset.
This for many reasons.
Perhaps the primary reason of all is that the two main protagonists in this global act of many parts were most unsuited to this task. Those whose histories included genocide of a native population and slavery imposed on another. Those who had acted as legalised pirates and licensed drug dealers, exploiting, enslaving and endlessly enriching themselves.
Now they self-interestedly and conveniently ignore their past and have indulged in new excesses against others in the recent past. Virtually ignoring an institution that the entire world agreed would enable a more stable and peaceful world to exist, they forced through their demand to exist as exceptional and superior entities with some God-given right to administer punishments including mass death and destruction to others.
The above was assumed to be theirs by inalienable right, with full powers of judgment and delivery of whatever punishment was decided upon whether that be an imposition of financial penalties, draconian economic sanctions or the ultimate sanction of invasion, war and total destabilisation of societies.
What global right were given to these powers representing only a fraction of the world’s population. Where are the signatories to the death certificates for hundreds of thousands given as a blank cheque to the USA, UK and their proxies? Who designated them the ultimate arbiters of right and wrong? The answer is of course no one. They took these powers unto themselves and guard them jealously with all the levels of threat they now wield.
What are the effects we see from the ambitions of these relatively few nations (by comparison with all nations of our planet)? Do we see increased peace, prosperity and stability for all? Or do we instead see increasing levels of war and dispute, poverty and hunger, and an instability each and every one of us feels more and more strongly on a planet going wrong?
The effort to make everyone else conform to the self-set standards of this cabal of nations led by the United States is the primary cause of so many ills recognised ever more clearly in these recent years. Their desire to make others conform to their needs, desires and wishes is bringing nothing good to our world but only destabilising efforts that left alone would have a much greater chance of achieving equilibrium over time.
This is a world of great diversity where the everyday man and woman desires to live in harmony with others and believe in the right of sovereignty of their native home, their nation, their country. They do not want in my considered opinion to see interference exerted from outside their nation by powerful other nations who have some compulsion to change them, their ways of life or modes of governance.
The political (and often too the religious) elites of the USA and collective west see it as some kind of holy duty to do exactly that which the majority of populations in other nations do not want. The western powers insist however that it is their prerogative, one granted by no one however, to assert their self-given right to do as they please and those resisting should instead be grateful.
There is no enlightenment possible it seems which might change the minds of these interferers and potential invaders. The privacy and rights of others are ignored and constantly abused by them. They are spied upon, judged and categorised, labelled and libelled, talked of as lesser beings and made subject to the powers their “betters” impose upon them while they talk of “human rights”.
These nations, led by the USA and UK cannot succeed in this utterly wrong-headed task. All they will create is further disastrous conditions as their attempt to create the perfect “solution” in their terms creates only ever more problems.
It appears that they feel they would rather have no world at all than a world they cannot control and that they will NEVER come to understand the level of their hubris, arrogance and inevitably catastrophic fixed ideas on this issue. They appear fixed-mindedly decided upon following this path to the bitter end where we end with either a nuclear war or a world split in two. In the first case almost all is of course lost. In the second and more hopeful outcome, resistance to their efforts reaches a point where nations resolve to fully defend themselves and in so doing quarantine the West for the good of all.
It is clear that until then they are incapable of understanding any of this however.
Until the bitter end (for them or for all of us) they appear unable in particular to understand the following:
THIS IS NOT A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL WORLD