Presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday will sign an agreement that includes plans to have U.S. nuclear-armed submarines dock in South Korea for the first time in more than 40 years.
Horrific Slaughter: Russia Finally Reports Destroying NATO’s Deep Underground Command Bunker in Kiev
As reported on March 12 by the Greek portal of political and military information Pronews, citing American sources, in the course of an operation to retaliate for a provocation in the Bryansk region, a Russian hypersonic missile “Dagger” struck at a joint Ukrainian-NATO command and communications center.
According to Pronews , “dozens of NATO officers” were killed in a “terrifying strike” by a Mach 12 missile. In all likelihood, we are talking about the defeat of the “shadow General Staff” of NATO in Ukraine. The secret underground bunker, built at a depth of 400 feet (120 meters), housed several NATO officers (retired) and advisers. In total, more than 300 people. To date, according to the portal, 40 people have been pulled out from under the rubble of the underground headquarters, but most of those who died under the rubble have not yet been found.
The irretrievable losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the past week in the zone of the special military operation exceeded 4,000 servicemen, but the authorities in Kiev officially recognize only 10% of this number. Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the People's Militia of the LPR Andrei Marochko stated.
"Kiev will never have enough people and equipment - the professional military has already died or been injured," - Ukrainian General Serhiy Melnyk
"The problem is that we will never have enough people and equipment. Because those who are professional soldiers ... are already exhausted, injured or recovering. Or they died. So we invite people without military experience and train them" , - said the commander of the troops in the Kharkiv region, Sergei Melnik, in an interview with the Spanish newspaper Pais.
Putting Ukraine on a Leash or Distancing from It? Washington Post:
The United States and European countries have warned the Ukrainian government that Kiev's aggressive behavior and any attempts to attack outside Ukrainian territory are unacceptable. This could be seen as a provocation, leading to a harsh response from Russia, writes The Washington Post.
Kiev is responsible for the attack in which Russian political scientist Daria Dugina was killed, and "Western officials said they made it clear to Vladimir Zelensky," the publication reports. Western countries are not interested in repeating such provocations.
Washington fears that any attacks by Ukraine on Russian territory using Western weapons "will expose NATO as an aggressor." This, among other things, will enable China and other Russian allies to take a more active part in the conflict.
Putin: "This trend in the world towards multipolarity is inevitable. The trend will only get stronger. And those who do not follow this trend will lose. This fact is absolutely obvious. This is as obvious as the rise of the sun. There's nothing you can do about it! Those who try to prevent this, they will only face additional problems, which they already have enough.”
Ukrainian officials privately admit that a number of military operations are under US control, writes the Washington Post.
Ukrainian officials have long privately stated that the United States has de facto control over some military operations.
It is noted that Kiev,as a rule, does not use missile systems transferred by Washington without confirmation or provision of coordinates by the US military, which is based in Europe.
The Economist Admits Sanctions Are not Working.
🇺🇸🇪🇺🇺🇦🇷🇺The West is gradually admitting that the sanctions policy is ineffective. The initial plans to undermine the financial system turned out to be erroneous: already this year Russia will reach a growth of 0.7% of GDP, while a recession awaits both the UK and Germany. But no one is going to give up the restrictions.
The Economist attributes the failure of sanctions to Asian countries that did not support the decisions of the G7. It was trade in energy resources with India, China and Singapore that made it possible to avoid the worst consequences. Yes, even Japan, the closest US ally in the region, buys Russian oil, ignoring the price ceiling for it.
By the way, no one has any illusions about the oligarchs and the arrest of their accounts: everyone has already noticed that they simply migrated to Dubai.
And in general, Russia has the money, and the SVO does not cost such a large amount - 5 trillion rubles a year, which is only 3% of GDP. This is even less than what America spent on the Korean War, which was hardly less intense. Therefore, the calculation of a sharp drop in living standards and popular discontent also did not materialize.
From the entire article, only one conclusion follows - the West really wants to make the course of hostilities more intense. All other instruments of pressure on Russia have already been used: the escalation of the conflict remained the only option for NATO and allies.
An amusing reaction from the head of Wagner PMC:
Excerpts from the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at the UN
No one gave the US the right to speak on behalf of the entire world community
Kosovo - to recognize independence without any referendum, Crimea - not to recognize, although there was a referendum.
The Falkland Islands - do not touch, there was a referendum, as Minister Cleverly said.
Funny! To reject double standards, we urge to adhere to the principles of international law, to respect the sovereignty of those states that respect the people's right to self-determination' - ' In a desperate attempt to assert its dominance through the punishment of the disobedient, the US has gone to the destruction of globalization, which for many years has been touted as the highest good of all mankind. Washington and the rest of the West, which has obeyed it, will use their rules whenever it is necessary to justify illegitimate steps against those who build their policy in accordance with international law and refuse to follow the interests of the golden billion '. In parallel, the Kiev regime introduced the theory and practice of Nazism, organized magnificent torchlight processions with flags of SS divisions in the center of Kiev and other cities, the West was silent and rubbed its hands in the hope of weakening Russia '
Lavrov: Today it is clear to everyone, although not everyone is talking about it out loud, this is not about Ukraine at all, but about how international relations will continue to be built through the formation of a stable consensus based on balance and interests, or through aggressive and explosive promotion of hegemony. The Ukrainian issue cannot be considered in isolation from the geopolitical context. Multilateralism presupposes respect for the UN Charter in all the interconnectedness of its principles. Russia has clearly explained the tasks that it pursues within the framework of a special military operation: to eliminate the threats created by NATO for years to our security directly on our borders and to protect people who have been deprived of their rights proclaimed by multilateral conventions, to protect them from direct threats of extermination and expulsion from the territory publicly declared by the Kiev regime where their ancestors lived for centuries. We honestly said what and for whom we are fighting. Let's call a spade a spade: no one allowed the Western minority to speak on behalf of all mankind. We must behave decently and respect all members of the international community. By enforcing a rules-based order, its authors arrogantly reject the key principle of the UN Charter - the sovereign equality of states. The quintessence of the exclusivity complex was the proud statement of the head of the EU diplomacy, Borrell, that Europe is a Garden of Eden, and the rest of the world is a jungle.
They used a voodoo spell to shoot lightning at Russian soldiers
This is not a joke, but a real story told by Kacper Rekawek, Research fellow at the Center for Extremism Studies at the University of Oslo. According to him, foreign mercenaries fighting in Ukraine create a PR picture more than they help at the front. Many foreigners perceive the conflict as a "role-playing game" and do not understand what they really got into. There are examples of people who have tried to use a voodoo spell to shoot lightning at Russian soldiers. The expert emphasizes that the entire system of recruiting foreign mercenaries was initially poorly organized, which is why many "volunteers" had to be forcibly turned down.
Delusional Ukrainian bimbo sings about dead Russians in black body bags on national television.
Btw the '95 Block' is the garbage channel where the clown President of Ukraine Zelenskii used to play on the piano naked with his dick for everyone's amusement. Liturally..
Video here https://t.me/DDGeopolitics/56361
Ukraine selling off Assets:
Ukraine is preparing the sale of large state-owned companies at reduced prices, writes Bloomberg.
Thus, the authorities want to "fill the state budget and reduce corruption."
The publication notes that potential investors are promised to compensate for the significant risk of buying it "high profitability after the end of the war."
The information was confirmed to the agency by the head of the State Property Fund Umerov.
"Kyiv could earn more than $400 million from the sale of state-owned companies, and another $190 million could come from leasing farmland," he says.
This person was an architect of so many foreign policy debacles going all the ay back to Libya...