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Roe v Wade: Done deal.
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Armed Robber Confronts Dollar Store Clerk With Gun, Clerk Shoots Him Dead — The Robbers' Siblings Are Angry
[DefiantAmerica] A 23-year-old Ohio man was shot and killed while trying to rob a Dollar General store at gunpoint.

Roosevelt Rappley entered the Dayton-area store, produced a firearm, and started demanding money. One of the store clerks was a concealed carry permit holder and was legally armed. Once the suspect pointed his weapon at this clerk, he drew his own weapon and fired, striking the subject in the chest.

Rappley returned fire, hitting no one, before stumbling outside and collapsing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The clerk placed a 9-1-1 call.

"He pointed a gun at me," the caller said. "I had a firearm on me. I pulled my firearm and I shot him in self-defense."

According to police, witnesses confirmed that the assailant pointed his weapon at the clerk, prompting him to draw and fire, fearing for his life.

Shortly after the failed robbery attempt, two members of Rappley’s family spoke with news hounds outside the store where he was shot and killed. Their thoughts: it is the fault of the clerk for being legally armed and acting in self-defense.

Rappley’s sister went on record as saying that even though her brother was wrong...it was all the clerk’s fault. Here is what she said:

"He’s got some responsibility, but not all. [Right is] right and wrong is wrong. That was wrong for that clerk to shoot my brother in the chest. Yes, he’s robbing them. OH, WELL (emphasis by the speaker)! Call the police, that’s what you’re supposed to do. You’re not supposed to take matters into your own hands."

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10806 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shoot the siblings too. The rot is deep.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/24/2022 1:47 Comments || Top||

#2  From the link:

According to the siblings, this is the second of ten siblings killed by gunfire. We don’t know under what circumstances the other died
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2022 2:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Older story, but now Ohio is Constitutional Carry.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/24/2022 6:21 Comments || Top||


Sounds kinda like the typical "Not my Baby" line we too frequently hear.

Interesting to note:
This happen back Oct. 2019, and it seems the DA for "Social/Racial Justice" political reasons did not just determine it was a justified shoot based on the police reports and video. He used the Grand Jury to Cover His A$$.

Given the area it might have headed off a RIOT/LOOTING peaceful protest with wealth redistribution.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2022 6:23 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Mob rule in Dayton isn't a thing, yet. You might remember, in 2019 it was Dayton cops running towards the shooter.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 06/24/2022 7:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe the siblings should tell their other siblings to find new lines of "work".
Posted by: Chris || 06/24/2022 8:58 Comments || Top||

#7  Armed robbery can’t be very lucrative with everybody using debit cards. Criminals need to see the value of staying in school in hopes of becoming politicians.
Posted by: Super Hose || 06/24/2022 12:30 Comments || Top||

#8  https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/grand-jury-declines-indict-dollar-general-worker-who-shot-killed-man-during-robbery/bcw6KO7A40MvJDdAXjjtZM/
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 06/24/2022 12:37 Comments || Top||

#9  The sibs are upset because Roosevelt was the fambly breadwinnah.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 12:43 Comments || Top||

#10  As others have said, the only difference between armed robbery and murder is trigger pressure.
Posted by: Matt || 06/24/2022 13:08 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Hand, ear and neck tattoos now OK for soldiers amid recruiting crunch
[Army Times] The military is struggling to find recruits right now, and the Army is no exception. With three months remaining in fiscal 2022, the service has only attained 40% of its enlisted recruiting goal, according to Army G-1 spokesperson Maj. Angel Tomko.

And that’s part of why Army Secretary Christine Wormuth issued a new policy authorizing troops to have small tattoos on their hands, ears and necks, Army officials explained Thursday morning.

Wormuth signed a directive Wednesday that expanded the service’s acceptable tattoo policy. The changes will be incorporated in the next update to AR 670-1, the Army’s appearance regulation.

The following tattoos are now authorized, according to the directive:
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stop the fucking indoctrinating of leftist ideals and stop all the fucking SHARPS complaints. You will see middle American youth come back.

If you don't you will lose most the people that made the military great.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/24/2022 1:59 Comments || Top||

#2  This will work out so well.

I have noticed the number of neck and facial tattoos shown by the criminals and mentally unhinged almost as if it were a warning. Much like the markings on poisonous or dangerous animals.
Posted by: Torquemada || 06/24/2022 5:33 Comments || Top||

#3  I have tattoos but I would never hire anyone with a neck tattoo. That simply shows extremely poor judgement that probably carries over to other future decisions
Posted by: Slenter Panda4300 || 06/24/2022 6:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Know the locations
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2022 7:30 Comments || Top||

#5  All branches of military services. CIA, DOD, FBI, Fema, ATF, police, NSA, you name it. Age perhaps also a factor. Baby boomers are moving out. Work environment has changed dramatically. Why fight it, leave it. I know of several asked to come back to fill in the holes. That began since 9/11. Example, just transferring military hardware requires warm experienced bodies with clearances to supervise. I understand getting clearances these days is not cheap.
Posted by: Dale || 06/24/2022 7:40 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Mystery as at least 118 Grand Canyon tourists 'are struck down with highly contagious norovirus' in two months: Woman describes calling chopper after finding group violently vomiting
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Navaho ghost dust - Chindi
  • Health officials have recorded at least 118 illnesses resembling the contagious norovirus in the Grand Canyon National Park since May

  • The norovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea, body aches and fevers, and is spread through close contact with someone with the virus

  • It is currently unknown how many of the recent cases have been caused by the virus, which is difficult to detect if samples aren't collected in time

  • The debilitating illness can cause chaos out in the park, as one hiker came across a sick party that needed a rescue chopper
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What's mysterious? This is the "cruise ship virus", and it really is easily spread.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/24/2022 6:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, there goes the grand reopening. Like yelling shark at the beach.
Posted by: Dale || 06/24/2022 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Welcome to the Four Corners, the home of the plague and hantavirus among the exotic encounters you can experience. Do not wear shorts if you are out of any developed urban areas.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2022 7:38 Comments || Top||

#4  City folks getting 'exotic diseases' in strange lands. Who guessed?
Posted by: magpie || 06/24/2022 11:50 Comments || Top||

Vlogger Jeff Wittek, 32, sues YouTube millionaire David Dobrik, 25, for $10 MILLION after suffering 'broken skull and face' when he was swung on rope attached to an excavator for a stunt
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Wittek said that his skull was left shattered in nine places by the accident, that he almost lost his eye, broke his foot and hip, and tore a ligament in his leg

  • The lawsuit claimed that the stunt was Dobrik's idea, and that his negligent operation of the excavator lead to Wittek's extensive injuries

  • Dobrik has previously insisted that the stunt was Wittek's idea, and that Wittek asked him to promise never to tell anybody that
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dear Jeff - May I call you Jeff? Thank you so much.

See, here's the thing: this was, even by 2022 standards, a remarkably stupid thing to do. I, and most people with working higher brain stem functions, would never think about doing anything like this. But you somehow got it into your head that taking a piece of heavy equipment governed by Federal safety regulations six inches thick, tying yourself to it, and then having an equally logic-challenged friend spin you around, was a Good Idea. Spoiler - it wasn't.

I'm going to offer you a bit of advice: Darwin always comes out ahead, Jeff - you cannot beat the house. His rules are as ironclad as those of Newtonian physics. Now, he may or may not swat you down with the ultimate sanction, and I cannot explain why that is, but you will know it when he addresses you...and Brother, you been addressed. In this case, I shall assume that you have been given the Karmic equivalent of a two-minute warning, and you should heed it.

Reflect upon your sins, Jeff. It may well be your only - and last - opportunity to avoid what surely waits for you if you do something this moronic again.

Best Regards,

Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 06/24/2022 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  most people with working remaining higher brain stem functions
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2022 10:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Skull shattered in nine places. Apparently he wasn't using it
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2022 10:40 Comments || Top||

#4  governed by Federal safety regulations six inches thick

Not nearly thick enough, apparently.
Posted by: Matt || 06/24/2022 16:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Wait. His skull was thick enough to think that stunt was a good idea.

I don't get it...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 16:33 Comments || Top||

#6  In the brass balls department, apparently there's a lawyer who (1) agreed to represent this guy and (2) wrote the number $10 million in the complaint.
Posted by: Matt || 06/24/2022 16:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Perhaps there was Roundup, Talcum Powder, or Asbestos present?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2022 19:37 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ The laws of physics have a disparate impact on Moron-Americans.
Posted by: Matt || 06/24/2022 19:44 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Roe v Wade: Done deal.
Decision was just handed down. Roe v Wade is overturned.
The Wall Street Journal is liveblogging the 6-3 decision. Some articles paywalled — try dropping the headlines into the Google search app to read.

Courtesy of Beavis, to keep all the discussion in one thread:
Supreme Court overturns constitutional right to abortion

[SCOTUSBLOG] The Supreme Court on Friday eliminated the constitutional right to obtain an abortion, casting aside 49 years of precedent that began with Roe v. Wade.

The 6-3 decision by Justice Samuel Alito will set off a seismic shift in reproductive rights across the United States. It will allow states to ban abortion, and experts expect about half the states to do so.

In one of the most anticipated rulings in decades, the court overturned Roe, which first declared a constitutional right to abortion in 1973, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which re-affirmed that right in 1992. The decision followed the leak in early May of a draft opinion showing that a majority of the justices were privately poised to take that step. On Friday, they made it official.

The decision came in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a challenge to a Mississippi law, passed in 2018, that bans virtually all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The law carves out exceptions for medical emergencies and cases involving a "severe fetal abnormality" but does not make exceptions for cases involving rape or incest. It has never gone into effect, however, because the lower courts — including the conservative U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit — blocked the state from enforcing the law. [fill in day of week, possessive] decision reversed those rulings and upheld the law.

But by overturning Roe and Casey, the decision also opens the door for states to enact far more dramatic abortion restrictions, including outright bans on the procedure. Mississippi itself has indicated that it will enforce a different state law, passed in 2007, that prohibits virtually all abortions, except to save the life of the mother or in cases involving rape. A dozen other states have passed similar legislation, known as "trigger laws" because they were drafted to go into effect if Roe and Casey were overturned. An analysis by the Guttmacher Institute predicts that 26 states are likely to ban all or nearly all abortions. The Supreme Court on Friday eliminated the constitutional right to obtain an abortion, casting aside 49 years of precedent that began with Roe v. Wade.

The 6-3 decision by Justice Samuel Alito will set off a seismic shift in reproductive rights across the United States. It will allow states to ban abortion, and experts expect about half the states to do so.

In one of the most anticipated rulings in decades, the court overturned Roe, which first declared a constitutional right to abortion in 1973, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which re-affirmed that right in 1992. The decision followed the leak in early May of a draft opinion showing that a majority of the justices were privately poised to take that step. On Friday, they made it official.

The decision came in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a challenge to a Mississippi law, passed in 2018, that bans virtually all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The law carves out exceptions for medical emergencies and cases involving a "severe fetal abnormality" but does not make exceptions for cases involving rape or incest. It has never gone into effect, however, because the lower courts — including the conservative U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit — blocked the state from enforcing the law. [fill in day of week, possessive] decision reversed those rulings and upheld the law.

But by overturning Roe and Casey, the decision also opens the door for states to enact far more dramatic abortion restrictions, including outright bans on the procedure. Mississippi itself has indicated that it will enforce a different state law, passed in 2007, that prohibits virtually all abortions, except to save the life of the mother or in cases involving rape. A dozen other states have passed similar legislation, known as "trigger laws" because they were drafted to go into effect if Roe and Casey were overturned. An analysis by the Guttmacher Institute predicts that 26 states are likely to ban all or nearly all abortions
Posted by: badanov || 06/24/2022 10:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10812 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in landmark opinion
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2022 10:27 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Gonna be a loooong weekend.

Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 06/24/2022 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Snowflake tears are flooding Washington DC streets.
Posted by: Chris || 06/24/2022 10:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Back to States' rules, as it should have been. Emanations and penumbras = bullshit
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2022 10:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Now let the abortion insurrection begin.
Posted by: Glalet Slaiger2825 || 06/24/2022 10:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Will 'replacement people' still be needed ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 10:45 Comments || Top||

#8  Watching the protest on Fox right now. From the screamers I see on teevee, I have no problem with them NOT reproducing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 10:51 Comments || Top||

#9  Good thing I ordered another 300 rounds. In case any rioting spills out of Downtown Houston. Really unlikely they'd make it far. Cops were very concerned about rioters vs citizens there:p (Would end poorly for rioters)
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/24/2022 10:57 Comments || Top||

#10  Interesting it was 6 to 3. I figured it would be 5 to 4.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/24/2022 11:03 Comments || Top||

#11  Interesting it was 6 to 3. I figured it would be 5 to 4.

Agreed. Roberts is a strange duck. Fine with Obamacare and stolen elections, then votes to overturn Roe. WTF?
Posted by: Angstrom || 06/24/2022 11:09 Comments || Top||

#12  Yeah, when's Roberts going to come back down to Earth and side with the socialist judges?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2022 11:16 Comments || Top||

#13  Roberts is a grandstander. If he can't be the all powerful swing vote that stabs conservatives in the back, he hides behind Thomas while flaunting his pretend conservative credentials.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/24/2022 11:38 Comments || Top||

#15  How long until the Court gets expanded to 13 justices? And how long until a civil rights case is filed that blacks have to travel too far from some states to get abortions?
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/24/2022 12:01 Comments || Top||

#16  Will 'replacement people' still be needed ?

Yes. No worries, people. Abortions will always be available in California, New York, Massachusetts, etc., etc. Call it abortion tourism if you will.

Catholic churches need to start posting armed guards ASAP.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/24/2022 12:06 Comments || Top||

#17  18 USC 1507 (I know, I'm naïve.)
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2022 12:11 Comments || Top||

#18  Not to worry, in Democrat states abortion will still be legal, and they will keep aborting black babies at a tremendous rate.

A trend that Democrats refuse to acknowledge is blacks being out-populated by immigrants. They're becoming less and less important as time passes.
Posted by: Albemarle Snerert7268 || 06/24/2022 12:23 Comments || Top||

#19  How long until the Court gets expanded to 13 justices?

That would require a constitutional amendment. Really will not happen.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 12:40 Comments || Top||

#20  “Protest” concerns:

Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2022 12:44 Comments || Top||

Likely to be over overturned the next time the LSD's stack the SCOTUS.

Remember despite always playing the race card for votes,the LSD's have a long history of demeaning, enslaving and killing Black Americans. An abortion has eliminated over 14 million black births.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2022 12:44 Comments || Top||

#22  Begs the question. If you and your crazed brother-in-law travel from Georgia to California and you murder him there, will you be charged with murder in Georgia ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 12:52 Comments || Top||

#23  As a strict constructionist, the charge must happen in the jurisdiction it occurred, but that's just me.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law,...
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2022 13:10 Comments || Top||

#24  Trump filled as many court vacancies as possible with conservative judges during his 4 years as POTUS. Now the judicial community has a very conservative mindset that lives even after the big WH steal.
Posted by: Black Charlie Slairt1430 || 06/24/2022 13:11 Comments || Top||

#25  M Murcek, no, I don’t believe it does require a Constitutional amendment , Congress is given the authority to establish the structure of the Court, and I think has previously expanded the number of justices, though not in a very long time.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/24/2022 13:17 Comments || Top||

#26  Ask Michael Flynn (and ask Sussman).
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2022 13:18 Comments || Top||

#27  Besoeker, I think what MM meant is that, yes, there is no "set" number for the amount of judges on SCOTUS, but that it would take something to etch a particular number in Constitutional stone. The current nine is just a arbitrary as seven or thirteen.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2022 13:20 Comments || Top||

#28  If they pack the court, next we just bump it up to 287. Play their game to the max.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/24/2022 13:46 Comments || Top||

#29  "Packing" is really watering down, just as "choice" is actually killing.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 13:47 Comments || Top||

#30  And, to clarify, I did think that 7 was specified in the Constitution. So I was wrong.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 13:52 Comments || Top||

#31  In fact, I'm not even sure these hearings for justice nominees are "required".
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2022 13:52 Comments || Top||

#32  You only need to "fix 3-4 states to rig a Presidential election. They will not be able to rig all 50 states in November. What they will do is target some of the newcomers for co-option. Unfortunately, some state GOP organizations are sending people who will be ripe to be blackmailed outright or manipulated because they are weak.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 13:55 Comments || Top||

#33  ^ Dammit, I am the "oops, wrong thread" guy this week. Sorry.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 13:55 Comments || Top||

#34  Some wag at Last Refuge. We can hope this is correct: The greatest downstream benefit of today's supreme court decision will be to keep the most annoying leftists from moving to red states and regions.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 14:39 Comments || Top||

#35  Could anyone forsee the lies and misinformaton from the leftists and media in the wake of this and the 2nd amendment decision? (sarc)
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/24/2022 14:57 Comments || Top||

#36  They are lying, but much more, they are spotlighting their own ignorance of the document itself and its ramifications.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 15:06 Comments || Top||

#37  Notice they released the concealed carry decision before this one.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2022 15:15 Comments || Top||

#38  now if we can just get some of those GOP politicians who enjoy gracefully losing to realize that gracefully winning is a far better option.
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/24/2022 15:28 Comments || Top||

#39  For information, from badanov’s WSJ liveblog link:

Four Important Supreme Court Opinions Still to Come

Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

A school district in Washington state says a high-school football coach was improperly using his public employment to promote his religion by kneeling in silent prayer on the 50-yard line after games, with some players coming over to join him. The former coach, Joe Kennedy, said his actions amounted to a protected act of private speech because he played no favorites with the students who participated in the prayer circle.

Biden v. Texas

In this case, the Supreme Court will rule on whether the Biden administration can be compelled to maintain the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program, which denied entry to asylum applicants from Central America while their cases were being processed. The Biden administration said the law exposed asylum applicants to unsafe conditions, and that it was pursuing other measures to ease the burden on the immigration system; Missouri and Texas said the government was obliged either to deny entry to these applicants or imprison them within the U.S. until their claims were resolved.

West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

A coalition of Republican-leaning states and small coal producers argue that EPA’s power to combat greenhouse gases is limited to measures within the fence lines of specific power plants, excluding broader measures the agency says are more effective. The case, argued in February, could lead to new limits on the executive branch’s regulatory power.

Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta

Oklahoma argues it retains concurrent authority on Indian reservations with the federal government to prosecute nontribal citizens even when a crime’s victim is Native American, seeking to reverse one consequence of the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision recognizing nearly half of the state as Indian country. That decision transferred many criminal cases from state courts to federal jurisdiction. Should the court agree with Oklahoma, other states with Indian reservations could find themselves with authority for prosecuting crimes over swaths of territory that for generations have been the U.S. Justice Department’s sole responsibility.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2022 15:39 Comments || Top||

#40  Sounding like some teefer types may self-abort (with a little help) in DC tonight.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 15:56 Comments || Top||

#41  Tonight, a lot of people who can't even get pregnant are in a funk, thinking "my life is ruined." Those are the people we have to out-vote.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 16:42 Comments || Top||

#42  I'm always astonished that they can, with a straight face, call the murder of an unborn child 'reproductive rights'.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/24/2022 18:34 Comments || Top||

#43  If "Roberts is being blackmailed by the left" and "Kalorama Kompound" actually runs the country, how did this happen?

Sober up.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 19:10 Comments || Top||

#44  Protesting at the homes of Justices recently didn't help the Dem's causes.
Posted by: Cletle Shinese1880 || 06/24/2022 21:14 Comments || Top||

#45  I predict Biden will blame Putin for this, too.
Posted by: Omump Grusoque5444 || 06/24/2022 23:32 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Diplomats and intelligence officers who suffered from mysterious ‘Havana syndrome' while serving in Cuba are to receive six-figure payouts from US
Now about those TBIs...
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] United States diplomats and intelligence officers suffering from the mysterious Havana Syndrome will receive six-figure payouts from the federal government.

The payouts for the stricken officials, ordered by the Biden Administration, will range between $100,000 and $200,000 to each recipient, according to a Washington Post report that outlined the compensation plan.

Symptoms for the mysterious condition - which first surfaced among staffers at the US embassy in Havana in 2016 and has since afflicted hundreds of Americans around the world - include headaches, tinnitus, memory loss and nausea.

The payments will reportedly go to those determined to have suffered the most significant setbacks, such as job loss or career derailment, as a result of the illness.

The news likely comes as a welcome reprieve for sufferers like Tina Onefur, Kate Husband, and Husband's partner Doug Ferguson, all former workers at the US embassy in Havana - and some of the earliest known victims of the condition.

The vast majority of those stricken have been US diplomats, spies, and others employed by the government - spurring many to believe the disease is the work of a foreign entity, such as Russia.

The theory has put further pressure on the government - which largely ignored the rash of cases under former President Trump - to address the surge.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cash "Payouts" as opposed to VA style disability payments? Hush money for self-inflected advanced technical monitoring and surveillance injuries? Strange, very strange.

Cell-Site Simulators/IMSI Catchers
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  I always wondered if there was some sort of active (sonic? microwave?) anti-surveillance system that (a) combined (heterodyned) with some other US system, (b) combined with some other Soviet / Cuban active spy system, or (c) both happened to some degree?

I wonder if we will ever know...
Posted by: magpie || 06/24/2022 0:34 Comments || Top||

#3  That little electronic SOB we all carry around with us is not our friend.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 0:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Magpie, there are articles (and some photos of odd new antennas/projectors mounted on sensitive buildings) out there regarding a new 'surveillance deterrent system' implemented around 2016.

Yes Besoeker, that form of a one-time payout is very odd indeed.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/24/2022 7:16 Comments || Top||

#5  One must wonder if the payment was contingent upon the signing of a NDS (Non-Disclosure Statement) by the injured party ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 7:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Surely under the cloak of confidentiality. Hmmmm.

Now, are any apologies to the Cubans forthcoming?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2022 8:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Thatlittle electronic SOB we all carry around with us is not our friend.--Besoeker
IMO carrying around a device that is controlled by (potentially hackable) software that can clandestinely listen to you is hardly 'secure'. Faraday Cage or assume it could be listening you if you are trying to have a confidential conversation...
Posted by: magpie || 06/24/2022 16:02 Comments || Top||

#8  Time for us all to carry burners and trade them around with strangers. Some sort of system would need to be devised, but I'm sure it could be done.

Call them HunterPhones.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 16:12 Comments || Top||

The fight to contain Britain's polio outbreak: Search for virus source begins and NHS starts contacting parents of unvaccinated children - as it emerges it was first detected in February
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The virus was detected at the Beckton sewage treatment works, which covers a population of four million in north and east London

  • Great Britain was pronounced clear of polio in 2003 with last case found in 1984

  • Now the NHS are launching a campaign to contain the disease by contacting the parents of unvaccinated children after health chiefs declared a national incident

  • The UK's health service is starting up a major drive of children's polio vaccines
The UK Health Security Agency believes a traveller, possibly from Pakistan, Afghanistan or Nigeria, shed the virus in their faeces after being given a live oral polio vaccine during an outbreak.

It is likely they then infected relatives by failing to wash their hands properly and contaminating food and drink. Officials are looking at the possibility that just one family – or an extended family – may be affected.
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Given the influx of people from 3rd & 4th World locations due to our Open Borders and LSD invites.
I am somewhat surprised the USA isn't seeing huge increases.
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#2  Rantburg usually posts the reports of shot/killed polio workers in a rather 'exciting' part of the world. Wonder if there is a correlation with the population of similar background now in Londonstan Britain.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2022 7:32 Comments || Top||

#3  A mystery so mysterious, Rotherham has their detectives working in shifts.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/24/2022 11:26 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Ecuador Declares State of Emergency as Indigenous Riots Engulf Nation
[Breitbart] Several thousand people marching on behalf of a powerful native tribe lobby within Ecuador called the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) entered Quito on Monday night demanding financial concessions from the nation’s federal government, Semana magazine reported Tuesday.

The week-long march to the national capital precipitated violent riots across six Ecuadorian provinces prompting the government to declare states of emergency nationwide, the Colombian magazine relayed.

Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso declared a nighttime curfew in Quito on June 20 as the indigenous lobby’s caravan arrived in the national capital. The conservative leader additionally extended a state of emergency in place since June 18 “in the provinces of Pichincha (whose capital is Quito), Cotopaxi and Imbabura, to the Andean Chimborazo and Tungurahua, and the Amazonian Pastaza,” Semana reported on June 21.

“This decision protects the well-being of citizens against violence. At the same time, the rights of those who demonstrate peacefully are protected,” Ecuador’s federal government said of the measures via its press secretary.

“We cannot allow a few violent people to prevent millions of Ecuadorians from working. We are not going to allow people to face off against people. I am here to defend Quito, every family in the capital and the country,” President Lasso said in a nationally televised address on Monday night, as quoted by the Buenos Aires-based news outlet Infobae.

Lasso referred to an indefinite nationwide strike ordered by CONAIE on June 12, ostensibly to demand several financial concessions from Ecuador’s federal government, including “setting the price of a gallon of diesel at $1.50 and that of regular gasoline at $2.10,” according to Infobae.

CONAIE’s dictate included a demand for several thousands of mainly indigenous people to march on Quito. This massive march has caused violent riots in at least six provinces over the past eight days and forced the closure of at least “80 sections of highways blocked by the protests,” Infobae observed on Monday.

The Argentine news outlet described caravans of indigenous protesters carrying “weapons including sticks and shields” marching near Cutuglagua, a parish located 18 miles south of Quito, on their way to the national capital on June 20.

“This Monday, Ecuador celebrates a week since the strike began and has already left millions in losses for the productive and tourist sectors, which have been mainly affected by road closures,” Infobae reported on June 20.

“The roadblocks have prevented the trucks that transport vegetables and fruits from the Sierra [mountain range] to the Ecuadorian coast from circulating. The consequences, after seven days of route closures, are beginning to be felt in the supermarkets of Guayaquil, where the hangers of these products are empty,” according to the news outlet.

CONAIE’s caravan escalated its demands on Monday night, calling for President Lasso’s ouster despite his efforts to meet the influential lobby group’s requests. The organization’s 10-point ultimatum includes calls for “food price controls and a commitment to renegotiating the personal bank loans of about four million families” in addition to the call for fuel price decreases, according to Agence France-Presse.

“The powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) — [is] credited with helping topple three presidents between 1997 and 2005,” the news agency noted on Monday.

CONAIE’s influence on Ecuadorean politics seems outsized considering native people account for a minority (one million) of the country’s population of 17.7 million.
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#2  ^ Riiiiight. The only interest group that the powers that be wish to not protect but to actively harm.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 14:17 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Ukraine: 35 Slovenian M80A infantry fighting vehicles, Panzerhaubitze 2000s, HIMARS arrived in Ukraine

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#1  HIMARS? They really are trying to kick this off.

When I was growing up, WWIII, that's WW111 for you influencers, was to be fought by steely eyed men of war, so intent on domination they spent years in the Central American jungles training paratroopers and directing aircraft carrier operations as F-14s fall onto the deck.

Instead, we get Reznikov tweeting like a teenage girl tik-toker.

"Lloyd J. Austin, the Third" in snooty English butler voice. Guess we aren't supposed to remember Lunch Vader's March of the Sprocket.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/24/2022 11:09 Comments || Top||

Russians started a war of attrition - Malyar
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
By Anna Steshenko

[LB] In the future, the enemy plans to focus its efforts on capturing Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. The threat of resumption of the offensive from Belarus remains. But the Armed Forces are ready for any development.

This was announced at a briefing by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar , reports LB.

"The security situation around Ukraine remains difficult. Russia has been waging a full-scale war against our state for the fourth month in a row.

According to Anna Malyar's forecasts, in the near future Russian aggression troops will try to capture Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.

“Because they need an excuse to announce to the command that the task of establishing control over Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts has been fulfilled. Or to reach the geographical borders of these areas. In the future, the enemy plans to focus its efforts on capturing Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready for any development, ”she stressed.

The painter added that "there is a threat that the enemy will resume offensive actions against Ukraine from the Belarusian direction."

Recall that according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as of the morning of June 23, the enemy is focusing on establishing full control over the city of Severodonetsk, conducting offensive operations to surround our troops near Lysychansk and blocking major logistics routes.

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Russians struck at Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Irina Gamaliy

[LB] The Russian military struck at the city of Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region.

The mayor of the city Ruslan Trebushkin reported about it in Telegram .

"There was an explosion. The information is being clarified. Please do not post photos or videos from the scene, so as not to correct the enemy's shelling!” He emphasized.

We will remind, on June 21 Russians fired at Donetsk region 29 times . 18 settlements were affected.

On June 23 Russians killed 6 civilians of Donetsk region, - Kirilenko

Alexander Kravchenko

[LB] Today, June 23, the Russians killed six civilians in the Donetsk region .

This was announced by the head of the Donetsk OVA Pavlo Kyrylenko .

The Russians killed three civilians in Pryshib, two in Avdiivka and one in Chasov Yar.

"Currently, it is impossible to determine the exact number of victims in Mariupol and Volnovakha ," said the head of Donetsk region.

We will remind, the Russian military struck at the city of Pokrovsk in Donetsk region.

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Russian troops threw all their forces into the capture of the Luhansk region - Gaidai -- UPDATED
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Vesti] Fighting continues on all fronts.

Russia has thrown all its forces to occupy the entire Lugansk region in the near future. This was stated by the head of the Lugansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai.

"Many protective structures have already been destroyed in the Severodonetsk industrial zone, we do not exclude the possibility of leaving for new, more fortified positions," the head of the region noted.

He added that now Lisichansk is under heavy shelling.

“We continue to support the life of the city, humanitarian cargo is delivered daily, the “quiet” evacuation continues - about 40 people left today,” Gaidai said.

If Severodonetsk is occupied, the people hiding in Azot's shelters will become hostages of the Russians. The exit will be only to the occupied part of the Lugansk region.

According to the head of the OVA, the Russians have already begun the so-called "filtering" in the recently occupied territories.

"The hunt for activists and people involved in military affairs, relatives of such categories of people are also in sight. Men are forced to go to war against Ukraine, that is, they are used as" cannon fodder," - added the head of the Luhansk region.

Russian troops capture two more villages in Luhansk region - Gaidai

[Vesti] Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to restrain Russians in Severodonetsk and Sirotin.

The Russian military captured two more settlements in the Lugansk region. Loskutovka and Rai-Aleksandrovka have been under the control of the Russian army since yesterday.

This was announced by the head of the Lugansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai in Telegram.

According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to restrain the Russians in Severodonetsk and Sirotin, repel attacks from Zolote and Volcheyarovka.

"The invaders are destroying industry in Severodonetsk. This time, the territories of a brick factory, Stekloplastika, as well as a factory of chemical non-standardized equipment were hit by fire. The building of the second entrance was damaged," writes Gaidai.

Also, Lisichansk was shelled several times during June 22. Destruction was recorded in one of the city's schools.

The head of the region said that over the past day three people were injured, they were hospitalized in hospitals in Kramatorsk and Pavlograd.

“Late the day before yesterday, the body of a man was found with no signs of life, with injuries received during shelling. New destructions were counted in Novoivanovka (eight houses), Gorny (eight), Zolotoy (nine),” Gaidai notes.

In addition, yesterday the Russian army carried out air strikes on Verkhnekamenka, Severodonetsk and Sirotin, air and missile strikes on Gorny.

From Ukrainian military journalist Yuri Butusov
[Facebook] We left Severodonetsk. Tonight Ukrainian units organized left part of the industrial zone of Siverodonetska. In the area of the front where I was, the departure came under fire, but no casualties.

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#1  The fact the Russians haven't captured Severodonetsk despite having thrown the bulk of their army at it speaks volumes to their abilities.

Now they could very well cut it off with their attack from the south and turn it into a Ukrainian Stalingrad, but the fact that thrust has so far been blunted again speaks well of their abilities.

We'll see if the Russians have more men than Ukrainian bullets to accomplish this.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/24/2022 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^They'll push their Luhansk and Donetsk conscripts in first to deplete the Ukrainian bullets, Darth.

That's what the Bear has done in all the major offensives against entrenched UA positions.

Russian law prohibits the use of their own conscripts in combat (the law which they sometimes follow), but the 'separatists' are not considered of the same cloth.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/24/2022 7:09 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Not an entirely new concept. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders after their heavy casualties as part of the Highland Brigade at the Battle of Magersfontein on 11th December 1899 in the Boer War.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 7:14 Comments || Top||

#4  This is starting to have the feeling of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th....12th Battle of the Isonzo.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2022 7:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Severodonetsk has fallen. The Ukrainian governor Gaidai announced this am that Ukrainian troops have been ordered to abandon the city.

Lysychansk will fall in the next couple of days. The "order to abandon Lysychansk could come at any moment," according to a Ukrainian officer holed up there.

in the last two days the Russians have taken three major towns in the immediate area - Severodonetsk and the "Mountain cauldron" of Gorsky and Zolotoye - and have killed up to 1,000 Ukrainian troops. Some 100 or so western soldiers of fortune are also trapped along with 180 "Right Sector" neo-Nazi shock troops.

Captured Ukrainians report almost total disarray on the Ukrainian side, including officers abandoning their men and fleeing, replacements in the form of civilians-in-uniform given a rifle and sent after 5 days of training from their homes in the west to the meat grinder in Luhansk.
Posted by: Palmerston || 06/24/2022 7:54 Comments || Top||

#6  The Russians are controlling the tempo and are taking their sweet time. As Col. Douglas MacGregor put it this week on Andrew Napolitano's programme, they are "calmly and methodically annihilating any Ukrainian force that shows up" in Luhansk.

So long as Zelensky keeps ignoring his general Zaluzhny and throws Ukraine's remaining forces into kessel after kessel, the Russians will continue this slow, steady annihilation.

Who is inducing Zelensky to be so foolish?

Posted by: Palmerston || 06/24/2022 8:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Could it be...
Posted by: Elmoluting Jones2816 || 06/24/2022 14:30 Comments || Top||

#8  PUTIN?
Posted by: Elmoluting Jones2816 || 06/24/2022 14:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Nothing is as funny today as how totally distracted from Ukraine American leftists are right now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 14:43 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ "I Support the Current Thing"
Posted by: Oye Como Va || 06/24/2022 15:17 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ "I Support the Current Thing"
Posted by: Oye Como Va || 06/24/2022 15:17 Comments || Top||

Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: June 23rd, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Korrespondent] 23:41 Ukraine and Moldova have agreed to restore railway communication between the two countries, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Moldova reported. In particular, the route of freight trains on the railway section Berezino (Ukraine) - Bessarabka (Moldova) will be opened this autumn. Moldova plans to export and import goods after the resumption of railway communication through the Ukrainian port of Izmail on the Danube. And Ukraine will be able to establish imports to Moldova and the EU, the department notes.

23:38 The Pentagon revealed the details of a new package of US military assistance to Ukraine: four HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, 18 boats, 36,000 artillery shells, 1,200 grenade launchers, 2,000 machine guns.

23:36 The European Council, following the results of the first day of the summit, called on the European Commission to "work quickly to further increase military support" to Ukraine. And Russia was urged to "immediately stop targeting agricultural facilities and grain exports, as well as unblock the Black Sea, in particular the port of Odessa, to allow grain exports and commercial shipping operations."

23:33 The head of the Donetsk OVA, Pavel Kirilenko, said on the air of the telethon that the Slavic direction remains one of the most dangerous, the enemy is concentrating battalion-tactical groups in order to go in a straight line to Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. The Bakhmut direction on the border with the Lugansk region also remains dangerous. The entire front line is under constant round-the-clock shelling.

On the Donetsk direction in Marinka, Krasnogorovka, Avdeevka, the enemy is making attempts to move from Konstantinovka and take the groupings into a "ring". One of the main directions of the enemy's offensive is Avdeevka - Parinka - Krasnogorovka.

23:25 Zaluzny on the situation at the front: "It's very difficult for us, because fire superiority is on the side of the enemy. Despite everything, we are holding on. The situation is difficult, but controllable. We are forced to conduct a mobile defense, take up more advantageous lines and positions."

23:17 The EU will immediately launch preparations for Ukraine's integration into European structures and eventual membership in the union, Borrell said in a joint video message with Kuleba. He stressed that the Ukrainian people belong to the European family, and the future of Ukraine is with the EU: "This is a key moment for us, the EU, and also for Ukraine, and for peace and democracy on our common continent, because we share the European continent. "Russian military aggression will not deprive people in Europe of the right to live a normal, decent life. Ukraine will win. Europe will win."

23:15 Podolyak on the decision of European leaders: "The end of the Russian peace project in Ukraine and the era of the Russian lobby in Europe. Ukraine is an official candidate for the European Union, and Europe is united like never before. Ahead is a difficult path, but the main thing is proved: we are part of the civilized world, we are not on the way with the Russian Zombieland."

23:13 Kuleba said on the air of the telethon that just a week ago "everything was shaky, but - they squeezed it." According to the Foreign Minister, Germany was in the camp of skeptics along with the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Portugal. At the same time, Macron played a very important role - it was under the French presidency of the EU that a historic decision was made.

Kuleba stressed that the turning point was the visit of four European leaders to Kyiv last week and their conversation with Zelensky. The minister added that the main task for the Foreign Ministry now is to ensure that the interests of Ukraine as a future EU member are taken into account in the reform of the European Union, which is taking place now.

23:09 Negotiation procedures for Ukraine's EU membership are expected at the beginning of 2023, and the expected entry date is 2029, Natalia Forsyuk, Director General of the Government Office for the Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, said on the air of the telethon: "Earlier, it is unlikely, because of the huge number legislation that needs to be adopted and implemented, we must live according to European laws."

Now, according to her, Ukraine's obtaining the status of a candidate member of the EU legally consolidates the European perspective and opens up access to structural funds. Only EU candidate countries have access to these funds, the money is provided on preferential terms, "practically free of charge." In addition, the status of a candidate will strengthen Ukraine's position in the peace negotiations, Forsyuk stressed.

23:04 The United States is allocating a new tranche of $450 million in military assistance to Ukraine , the White House said. The new military aid package includes MLRS, patrol boats, artillery ammunition.

22:27 President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola: "The peoples of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia look to Europe as their home and destination. Because their values ​​are our values: freedom, democracy, justice. We will not return to the world until February 24" .

22:20 Zelensky addressed the participants of the EU summit after granting Ukraine candidate status: "One of the most important decisions for Ukraine in all 30 years of independence of our state. However, this decision is not only for Ukraine. This is the biggest step towards strengthening Europe that can be was to be done right now, just in our time and precisely in such conditions, when the Russian war is testing our ability to preserve freedom and unity.

21:59 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen: "Today is a good day for Europe. Congratulations to the Presidents of Ukraine, Moldova and the Prime Minister of Georgia. Your countries are part of our European family. And today's historic decision of the leaders confirms this."

21:45 Zelensky commented on the decision of the European Council: "I sincerely welcome the decision of the EU leaders to grant Ukraine candidate status. This is a unique and historic moment in relations between Ukraine and the EU. I am grateful to Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen and the leaders of the EU states for their support. The future of Ukraine is in the EU ".

21:42 More than 30 European integration bills will be voted on by the Rada by the end of the year, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna said: "We will demonstrate progress all this time in order to start the next stage of joining the EU in the format of negotiations as soon as possible."

21:28 The European Council supported the granting of candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova , said the head of the European Council, Charles Michel.

21:09 The EU can settle the issue of transit of goods for Kaliningrad, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said: "I think that the explanation will be published in the very near future. I will not comment on its content, because I do not want to comment on the content of documents that have not yet been published" .

20:47 For June 23, as a result of Russian shelling, six civilians of Donbass were killed - three in Prishib, two in Avdiivka and one in Chasovoy Yar, said the head of the OVA Pavel Kirilenko. Another five people were injured.

20:38 Johnson said in an interview with Reuters that he is ready to provide assistance in clearing the coast of Ukraine for the safe export of grain through the Black Sea: "There is a lot of work to be done. We are working with the Turks and other European friends and allies to see what we can do." At the same time, the British prime minister noted that London is considering the possibility of providing sovereign guarantees for insuring ships that will export Ukrainian grain.

20:34 Talks between EU leaders on the status of a candidate for Ukraine are "somewhat more difficult than originally planned," as some countries want to grant the status of a candidate also for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak writes.

20:28 The head of the Lugansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai, said that the fighting continues in all directions, Lisichansk is under heavy shelling. At the same time, the authorities continue to support the life of the city, humanitarian aid is delivered daily, "quiet" evacuation continues - today 40 people were able to be taken out. In the recently occupied territories, the invaders force men to go to war against Ukraine, that is, they use them as cannon fodder.

20:07 Zaporozhye and Kherson regions met the invaders with numerous pro-Ukrainian rallies. When the Russian military began to harshly disperse peaceful actions, detentions and arrests of activists, journalists, ATO participants and public figures began, the resistance also became radicalized. The main targets of the partisan struggle were collaborators - those who went to cooperate with the Russians in the occupied areas. More details - in the material Partisanism in the South - how they resist the invaders .

20:01 The head of the Lugansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai, did not rule out the retreat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Severodonetsk: "Many defensive structures have already been destroyed in the Severodonetsk industrial zone, we do not exclude the possibility of leaving for new, more fortified positions." He added that in the event of the complete capture of Severodonetsk, civilians hiding in the bunkers of the Azot plant would only be able to enter the occupied territory.

19:54 Deputy head of the Defense Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Yuri Shvytkin called for a strike on the US embassy in Kiev because of the supply of MLRS to Ukraine. He also said that by supplying HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, Washington "is bringing a third world war closer."

19:30 With the current NATO strategy, in the event of an invasion, Estonia will be wiped off the map, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said in an interview with the Financial Times. According to her, the existing defense plans of the alliance for the three Baltic states involve their liberation within 180 days: "If you compare the size of Ukraine and the Baltic countries, this means the complete destruction of the countries and our culture."

19:21 The invaders can approach Lisichansk, which is a couple of kilometers from Severodonetsk, in the very near future. The Russians in recent days have captured several settlements in the Lugansk region. Read more about the situation in the East in the article Threat of the Boiler for the Armed Forces of Ukraine .

19:19 In the southern direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine neutralized a group of saboteurs and struck at the command and observation post and the accumulation of equipment of Russian troops, said the speaker of the Odesa OVA Serhiy Bratchuk.

19:16 The invaders are conducting a "census" in Mariupol. According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, during the procedure, people are required to provide identification documents, and they also carry out a fingerprinting procedure (fingerprints are taken). Local residents are prohibited from leaving the city. At the same time, several film crews of Russian TV channels are working here, whose task is to demonstrate "the establishment of a peaceful life."

The prices of goods and services are constantly rising. So, the cost of a 1.5 liter bottle of water is about 100 hryvnia, a kilogram of pork - 600 hryvnia. Also, private funeral teams from the Russian Federation work in the city, the price of their "services" is 10,000 hryvnias per body.

19:12 The Armed Forces of Ukraine stopped the enemy advance in the direction of the southern outskirts of Lisichansk, inflicted losses and forced them to retreat. To resume the offensive, the enemy troops put forward reserves. The offensive actions of the enemy near Borovskoye were also suspended by the Ukrainian defenders, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports. At the same time, Russian troops captured Nikolaevka in the Donetsk region, they are trying to establish control over Gorsky. The attack of the Russians near the Valley and Bogorodichny was repulsed.

In order to identify weaknesses in the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the occupiers activated the DRG in the districts of Vremovka, Novoselok and Neskuchny of the Donetsk region. Ukrainian defenders successfully discovered them, the enemy retreated with heavy losses.

18:38 The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) confirmed its decision that Eurovision 2023 will not be held in Ukraine: "The EBU fully understands the disappointment of the society caused by the decision of the organizers to refuse Ukraine to host the contest. In the first place for the EBU was and is the fulfillment of the conditions ensuring the safety of all those working and participating in the event."

18:35 Russians today fired at the Chernihiv and Sumy regions from their territory, including phosphorus shells, OK Pivnich reported. Explosions were recorded in the area of ​​Gremyach and Buchka in the Chernihiv region and in the Yunakovskaya community of the Sumy region. One of the villages of the Yunakovskaya community was fired upon with phosphorus shells.

18:27 The summit of the leaders of the EU and the countries of the Western Balkans could not break the deadlock on the issue of the entry of North Macedonia and Albania into the EU, writes Reuters. The leaders of six Balkan countries - Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia - have expressed disappointment that accession talks have not started or stalled years after they were promised possible EU membership.

18:21 Zelensky, in conversation with Israeli students, said that Ukraine could change the rules of conscription - in the future it could affect young men who plan to enter higher educational institutions. According to the president, Ukraine is considering a conscription model like in Israel: most of the future students there are called up to serve in the army or do alternative service. The average age of a first-year student is about 23 years old.

18:15 The United States today intends to announce a new aid package to Ukraine worth up to $500 million, CNN reports. According to the publication, the aid package will consist of HIMARS MLRS and artillery ammunition.

17:58 Zelensky, during a conversation with students and professors of leading Israeli educational institutions, said that "after winning the Great War unleashed by Russia, Ukraine will build a European state with significant liberalization of many areas and processes, but with a powerful security and defense system like Israeli".

17:49 Ukraine will receive the latest air defense from Germany, which is not even in service with the Bundeswehr, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk said in an interview with Ukrinform. He said that he hoped for support from Berlin in the purchase of ten IRIS-T air defense systems, which are considered among the coolest in the world, and added that the diplomats managed to achieve a contract for the purchase of the first air defense system worth 178 million euros at the expense of the German government .

17:37 Shoigu, at a meeting with Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin in Moscow, stated the need to "urgently strengthen the defense capability of the allied state": "Circumstances dictate the need to take urgent joint measures to strengthen the defense capability of the allied state, increase the combat readiness of the regional grouping of troops and the unified regional air defense system" .

17:31 In Kiev, they continue to detain saboteurs, said Alexei Gromov, deputy head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. So, two detained citizens of Ukraine found a photo of the railway infrastructure of the capital. And in the Shevchenko district, a woman was detained who had photos of checkpoints. In the Dnieper region, a man was detained, who is suspected of collaborating with the LDNR militants.

17:16 In Mariupol, the occupiers appoint "educational work" from 14 to 30 days for throwing garbage into an impromptu landfill (despite the fact that there is nowhere else to throw it), as well as for cutting down trees for firewood for cooking, Mayor's adviser Petr Andryushchenko said: "If you seen with an ax, a saw or just viscous firewood - the happiness of revenge on the street is guaranteed. This ensures the mass character of the work. Free labor is always there. "

16:51 Belarus can provide Russia with its weapons and military equipment, which in the future the enemy can transfer to the Donetsk or Kherson direction to strengthen their groups, said Alexei Gromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: "According to reports, under the pretext of conducting classes, training , prefabricated events at the bases for the storage of weapons and military equipment, maintenance and removal of this equipment from storage is being carried out.

Also, according to Gromov, Belarus is actively building military infrastructure on the territory of the former Zyabrovka airfield in the Gomel region. The General Staff does not rule out that in the future Lukashenka may give it away to host another military base of the Russian aggressor.

16:27 The Turkish company Onur Group will build a new bridge in Irpen instead of the destroyed old one - it will be turned into a war memorial, Anadolu reports. According to a company representative, the construction of the bridge will be completed "in a short time." He added that Turkish specialists are also involved in the work on the architectural aspects of the memorial.

15:48 McDonald's plans to open its restaurants in Ukraine in August, writes Forbes. According to the publication, the company is now working on updating security protocols: McDonald's will not return to cities where there are hostilities and rockets regularly arrive. Also, establishments near which there are no shelters will not open their doors. McDonald's will not operate during air raid alerts.

15:45 Peskov said that a peace plan for Ukraine is possible, but only if Kiev fulfills all the requirements of the Russian Federation. When asked what exactly the requirements were, Peskov replied: "Ukraine knows everything very well."

15:41 Yesterday Putin signed a decree establishing a temporary procedure for payments on external foreign currency government debt, according to which obligations on government Eurobonds will be considered fulfilled after payment in rubles. Today, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation announced that it had paid coupons in rubles on two issues of Eurobonds maturing in 2027 and 2047 for a total of 12.51 billion rubles.

Also, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation stated that the transition to the ruble scheme does not mean a default, since this is due to force majeure. And foreign holders of Russian Eurobonds were offered "to receive payments in rubles, convert them into foreign currency and withdraw them abroad without restrictions," but only if "they sign a written waiver of all potential claims against the issuer for this payment in the future."

15:18 From July 1, Russians who want to obtain Ukrainian visas will be able to apply for them through VFS Global visa centers in eight cities of the Russian Federation - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don and Samara, reported at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Russians who are in third countries will be able to apply to foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine in these countries.

At the same time, the Foreign Ministry stressed that the presence of a Ukrainian visa will not be a guarantee of entry into the country - the decision will be made by the Ukrainian border guards.

15:16 Zelensky talked with students and professors of leading educational and research institutions in Israel: "I am grateful to the Israeli people. But we would like more support from your government. Unfortunately, Israel has not yet joined the sanctions. However, thanks for the medicines that you sent to our country. It's a pity, but on most points of necessary assistance, I don't know what to say about Israel. At the same time, remember how connected we are. How close we are. How we should understand each other. And how it feels that your society understands Ukrainian needs. What about the authorities then?"

15:07 Border guards see no signs of Russia preparing for an offensive in the regions of Chernihiv and Sumy regions, spokesman for the State Border Service of Ukraine Andriy Demchenko said: "Russia continues to deploy separate units of the armed forces in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions, this is done to demonstrate the presence and constrain the actions of our units and defense forces. The formation of a strike force to resume the offensive is not observed at the moment."

At the same time, he added that Russia does not stop shelling the territories of the Chernihiv and Sumy regions - "such actions pose a threat to civilians and destroy civilian infrastructure."

14:38 The head of the Kharkiv OVA, Oleg Sinegubov, said that "the military situation is difficult, but absolutely controllable," so there is no need to evacuate the inhabitants of Kharkov yet. He urged not to ignore air raid signals and reminded of the dangers of being on the street.

14:32 HIMARS have already arrived in Ukraine, Reznikov said: "Thank you to my colleague and friend Lloyd Austin III for these powerful tools! The summer will be hot for the Russian occupiers. And the last for some of them."

14:31 Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu detailed the plan for the export of Ukrainian grain. Thus, if a consensus is reached at the talks in Istanbul, a command center and a safe zone will be created immediately outside Ukrainian territorial waters. Vessels going to Ukrainian ports will be checked in this zone "to make sure that they do not have weapons or something like that," Cavusoglu said. On the way back, he said, there will also be a check to make sure the ships are carrying grain. To reach an appropriate agreement, Turkey is negotiating with the UN, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

14:28 The enemy hit the Nikolaev region with three cruise missiles that were launched from the territory of the Kherson region, the Operational Command Pivden reports. As a result of the shelling, a civilian was injured, industrial and social infrastructure was destroyed.

14:27 About 13 thousand Ukrainians who are in Israel on legal grounds will be able to find a job from July 1, writes Haaretz with reference to the country's authorities. We are talking about Ukrainians who arrived before the start of the Russian invasion and whose tourist visas had expired. In addition, for citizens of Ukraine who arrived after the start of the Russian invasion, the residence permit was extended until the end of July.

14:25 Ukraine, as a candidate for the EU, will have access to the Union's funds, Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanyshina said: "These funds are absolutely incomparable to those that we had before. These funds will be used to restore Ukraine and build a sustainable economy. Speech we are talking about hundreds of billions of euros that will become available after obtaining candidate status."

14:20 Speaker of the Odesa OVA Serhiy Bratchuk announced two downed missiles over the Odesa region.

14:16 Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that if Moscow and Kiev agree on the grain problem, a "security zone" will be created outside Ukrainian waters.

14:06 The mayor of Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ruslan Trebushkin, said that an explosion had occurred in the city. He has not yet provided any other details.

13:47 Peskov, when asked about the possibility of abolishing Russia's border with the Zaporozhye region, said that "this is out of the question."

13:36 The city council approved a decision that will allow the process of arranging the simplest shelters in those educational institutions of the capital where they are not to be started. As Klitschko said, they will be repaired or reconstructed, provided with the necessary means of shelter in communal schools and gardens.

13:28 The city council banned the use and sale of fireworks in the capital, as well as driving vehicles that make a loud sound , Klitschko said. The first decision provides that for the period of martial law and 30 days after its termination or cancellation in the territory of Kyiv, the sale of fireworks, salutes and pyrotechnics, as well as their launch, is prohibited.

The second decision provides for a ban on the movement of vehicles in the capital that use the "forward flow" exhaust system and other exhaust systems where there is no noise absorber in their design until martial law is ended or lifted.

13:02 The European Parliament adopted a resolution in support of granting Ukraine and Moldova the status of a candidate for joining the European Union. The final decision is to be taken by the EU summit today.

"An unequivocal and strong position of the European Parliament. Today, the European Commission must grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova and the same way for Georgia," European Parliament President Roberta Metsola wrote on Twitter. She is confident that this will demonstrate leadership, determination and vision in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine. "The EU remains a reliable partner and a credible geopolitical player," she added.

12:54 The Kyiv Regional Council adopted two programs that will help people who were left without homes as a result of the war get housing faster, head of the OVA Oleksiy Kuleba said: "Thanks to these programs, we will be able to start building 560 houses and buy out 2,000 apartments in the near future. 2,500 families will receive housing ".

12:52 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that the Aerospace Forces destroyed near Nikolaev "49 tanks with fuel for Ukrainian military equipment and up to 50 MLRS combat vehicles (in hangars), including those of foreign production." Also near Nikolaev, "three bases for the repair of armored vehicles, four command posts and manpower" were allegedly hit.

12:48 Germany is developing a draft "Marshall Plan" for Ukraine - it will be discussed at the upcoming G7 summit, Scholz said. According to him, the restoration of Ukraine will be a matter of generations, and it will require billions of dollars, and the implementation of the plan will become possible only with the joint work of the EU countries, major donor countries and international organizations. Scholz also announced a conference of experts on the restoration of Ukraine, which will be held under the auspices of Germany in the G7.

12:45 Greece is no longer a safe place for Russians to relax, Yury Pilipson, director of the fourth European department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in an interview with TASS: "In the context of continuous anti-Russian rhetoric from Greek officials and the dissemination of disinformation about events in Ukraine in local media, and Russian Information sources have been blocked for a long time - reports continue to be received about facts of discrimination and even direct aggression against Russians and Russian-speaking citizens. In addition, according to Pilipson, Greek banks most often "freely interpret" the restrictive measures introduced by the European Union and "block the accounts of Russians on a national basis."

12:42 US Congressman Adam Kinzinger announced that he had introduced a bill that would allow the United States to train Ukrainian pilots on F-15 and F-16 combat aircraft.

12:40 Great Britain announced the introduction of new sanctions against Russia regarding the export of goods and technologies from the oil refining and aviation industries, as well as the use of the pound sterling and EU banknotes in the Russian Federation.

12:28 Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama advised Ukrainians to "have no illusions" about the status of a candidate for EU membership: "North Macedonia has been a candidate for 17 years, if I have not lost count, Albania - eight, but I welcome Ukraine. It's good, that she was given a status. But I hope that the Ukrainian people will have no illusions."

12:13 World leaders must resolve the grain crisis in Ukraine within a month, otherwise the consequences for the world will be devastating, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said during a visit to Turkey: "We support the negotiations at the UN, but we cannot allow the Russian Federation to delay and evade. It is necessary to urgently take action before the next harvest."

With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, they discussed measures that could help unlock grain exports. Cavusoglu, in turn, said that Turkey takes seriously the allegations of the theft of Ukrainian grain by the Russian Federation and is investigating these allegations. According to him, Turkey will not allow the import of stolen grain into the country.

12:10 A group of search dogs will leave for Ukraine from the UK to detect the remains of bodies, writes The Guardian. In the group - a Springer Spaniel and a mestizo of a Labrador and a Springer Spaniel, accompanied by two handlers. Prior to travel confirmation, they will be in Italy for additional training. According to the publication, Ukraine asked for help in finding the bodies. Also, the British will involve a partner team from the Czech Republic with dogs and handlers in search work.

12:08 Zelensky said that he had held talks with the President of Cyprus: "Thanked for the willingness of the Republic of Cyprus to support Ukraine's acquisition of the status of a candidate for EU membership. We discussed the participation of Cyprus in the upcoming restoration of Ukraine."

11:49 Germany fears a complete halt in Russian gas supplies, so it announced an "alarm level" - the second of three stages of response to an energy emergency, writes Reuters. The second level of risk means problems with supply, the third and last - physical shortages and the need to save gas up to selective shutdowns under state control.

11:37 Ukraine received M777 howitzers without a GPS system, writes LIGA.net, citing a source in the Ministry of Defense. This system allows howitzers to be combined into one reconnaissance and strike complex using a drone and counter-battery radar stations. The GPS was confiscated due to the Russians' concerns about technology theft by the Russians if the occupiers seized the weapons.

11:18 Mayor of Nikolaev Alexander Senkevich reports loud explosions in the city. Local publics report that explosions are also heard in Kherson.

11:06 The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, is sure that on June 23 the EU leaders will officially grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova.

11:04 Ukrainians raised funds for two Bayraktar drones in a day. On June 22, Ukrainian host and volunteer Serhiy Prytula announced a nationwide fundraiser, during which Ukrainians raised 296 million hryvnias, which, with an additional contribution from the Prytula Foundation, is equivalent to two Bayraktars.

11:00 The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) notes signs of a "radical transformation of the Russian command structure." And Focus.de reports that just the other day the commander of the Russian Airborne Forces was replaced - Colonel-General Mikhail Teplinskiy, a traitor to Ukraine, took his place. The next to leave is the commander-in-chief of the Russian campaign in Ukraine, Alexander Dvornikov, who distinguished himself in Syria, but failed the special operation in Ukraine, the newspaper notes.

10:49 Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar criticized two former people's deputies, as well as one current parliamentarian for disseminating false information about the situation around Kherson. By doing this, they harm the operation to liberate the city, Maliar stressed.

10:35 The US Army will give Ukraine one of two robotic dogs from Boston Dynamics, writes Foreign Policy. The sappers will use the robot dog Spot to neutralize mortar shells and cluster munitions in Bucha and Brovary, Kyiv region. Spot can help carry and stack unexploded ordnance in pits - this will allow them to be safely detonated away from people in batches of 50 to 100 shells. The robot will also help neutralize Russian POM-3 anti-personnel mines. Experts believe that the only way to deal with such mines is to use machines.

10:13 The United States is increasing its defense spending and spending to help Ukraine. The profile committee of the House of Representatives of Congress amended the draft national defense budget for 2023. Together with an increase in military assistance to Ukraine from the previously proposed $450 million to $1 billion, the country's defense budget will be increased by $37 billion.

10:09 The Czech government has decided not to issue visas and temporary residence permits to Russians and Belarusians until the end of March 2023. Such a measure is designed to protect foreign policy interests and ensure the security of the Czech Republic, namely, to put pressure on the Russian Federation and Belarus supporting it. The exception to the rule is cases of a humanitarian nature.

10:07 In the Akhtyrsky district of the Sumy region, a police car was blown up by a mine while patrolling the territory, two officers were injured. When explosive experts and investigators were working at the scene, a second explosion was heard, as a result, five more were injured, one person died on the spot, said Dmitry Zhivitsky, head of the OVA.

10:03 In the Chuguevsky district of the Kharkiv region, the Russians fired at the village of Pechenegy at night, a private enterprise was damaged, a fire broke out. The shelling continued in the morning. Private houses were destroyed, according to preliminary data, seven civilians were injured, two of them were children, Oleg Sinegubov, head of the OVA, said.

In Kharkiv, there were shelling of the Industrial District, a fire broke out in warehouses, also at night the RF Armed Forces shelled the city of Dergachi, and an office building was partially destroyed.

09:47 After 108 hours, rescuers extinguished a fire at an oil depot in the Novomoskovsky district of the Dnepropetrovsk region, which arose due to missile attacks by the RF Armed Forces, said the head of the OVA, Valentin Reznichenko. As a result of the shelling, three people were killed, 14 were burned and injured, eight of them were hospitalized.

09:21 Ukrainians are waiting for "an extremely difficult winter", so you need to prepare for the cold "right now", said the head of the Ministry of Regional Development Alexei Chernyshov. According to him, heating will be "fastened" for Ukrainians this winter: "The optimum temperature in the house should fluctuate between 18-20 degrees, as in the thrifty countries of developed Europe. But in no case below 16 degrees."

The minister stressed that the heating season will start on time, "but we must unlearn how to live in winter with open windows and heat the street." He also assured that the tariffs will remain at the same level.

09:16 The General Staff announced the approximate losses of the enemy on the morning of June 23. The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the Bakhmut direction.

  • personnel - about 34,430 (+200) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1504 (+8),

  • armored combat vehicles - 3632 (+18),

  • artillery systems - 756 (+4),

  • MLRS - 240 (+1),

  • air defense systems - 99 (+0),

  • aircraft - 216 (+0),

  • helicopters - 183 (+1),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 620 (+6),

  • cruise missiles - 137 (+0),

  • ships/boats - 14 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 2548 (+5),

  • special equipment - 60 (+0).

09:10 NATO countries should continue to supply Ukraine with weapons as much as necessary, Stoltenberg said: "I can't say exactly how long this war will last. But I'm just telling people who make decisions in NATO capitals ... that we have a political and moral obligation provide substantial support over the long term."

The Secretary General stressed that NATO countries should support the supply of "modern weapons, heavy weapons, as NATO allies have been doing for a long time." He also urged to be prepared for a long standoff, because the world cannot allow Putin to be rewarded for the brutal use of force.

09:05 On June 22, the Russian army captured the village of Loskutovka and the village of Rai-Aleksandrovka in the Luhansk region, having captured Toshkovka, Podlesnoye and Mirnaya Dolina a day earlier, the head of the Luhansk OVA Sergey Gaidai said and published a photo. He also said that as a result of the shelling of Lisichansk, three people were injured, one died.

08:52 The head of the Donetsk OVA, Pavel Kirilenko, said in a commentary to Radio Liberty that the Armed Forces of Ukraine currently control about 45% of the territories of the Donetsk region, where hostilities are now taking place: "Accordingly, 55% - with complete destruction - are under the control of illegal armed groups, I mean under the control of the occupier, including the dilapidated Mariupol and Volnovakha." He stressed that the situation along the entire front line is very difficult.

08:47 Moldova cannot fully support EU sanctions against Russia due to the weakness of its own economy, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Nicolae Popescu said: "At the current stage, the degree of stability and the ability of our country to solve the whole range of problems do not allow us to join large package of restrictive measures.

08:43 A two-day EU summit starts on June 23 in Brussels. The main topics of the meeting are the Russian invasion and granting Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for EU membership. The decision will probably be announced tonight.

08:41 British intelligence reports that since June 19, Russian forces have most likely advanced more than 5 km to the southern approaches to Lysichansk. At the same time, some Ukrainian units withdrew - probably in order not to be surrounded. Russia's improvement in this sector is likely the result of the unit's recent reinforcement and strong concentration of fire, analysts said.

Russian troops are putting increasing pressure on the Lisichansko-Severodonetsk pocket with their creeping advance along the outskirts of built-up areas. However, their efforts to achieve a deeper encirclement to capture the western part of the Donetsk region remain unsuccessful, intelligence notes.

08:32 Yulia Tserkovnikova, a lawyer for the British and Moroccans "sentenced" to death in the "DPR", who fought for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, announced that she had filed an appeal, and if she was not satisfied, then the petitions for "pardon": "Currently, my colleagues and I are in the interests of we are preparing the full text of the appeal against the verdict for our clients. Undoubtedly, if the complaint is denied and the verdict comes into force, a petition for pardon will be filed."

07:45 In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy took control of the settlements of Loskutovka and Rai-Aleksandrovka. Now the enemy is storming Sirotino and preparing to cross the Seversky Donets, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports in the morning report . In the Bakhmut direction, the military of the Russian Federation are conducting offensive operations in the directions of the settlements of Zolote and Volcheyarovka. The Russians moved tank units and one BTG to the Slavic and Bakhmut directions.

07:43 At night, the enemy hit the Krivoy Rog district six times, hit residential areas. Two people were injured in Apostolovo, they were hospitalized, according to the head of the Dnipropetrovsk OVA, Valentin Reznichenko. There is destruction of housing, the city is partially without electricity and water.

07:26 The leaders of the G7 countries and NATO will meet next week to develop new ways to increase pressure on Russia in connection with the war in Ukraine, while emphasizing their concern about China's position, Reuters reports citing sources.

06:33 Over the past day, the enemy attacked the Odessa region twice with missiles, both missiles were destroyed by air defense units, said Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman for the OVA. He also said that on Zmeiny Island, the Ukrainian military hit another enemy anti-aircraft missile and gun complex Pantsir C1.

05:48 Because of enemy shelling in Nikolayevshchina in one day burned down more than 80 hectares of wheat. Thanks to the operational work of the rescuers, the transfer of fire to 215 hectares of grain crops was prevented, the State Emergency Service reported.

03:47 The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) suggests that the Russians may capture Lisichansk in the coming days, but are unlikely to quickly take control of the Severodonetsk-Lysichansk area. Russian air defense systems in eastern Ukraine limit the effectiveness of Ukrainian drones, so the Armed Forces of Ukraine have reduced air operations to 20-30 sorties per day. However, the Ukrainian Air Force and armed drones remain active in other war zones, having carried out several successful strikes against hostile targets in the Kherson region over the past week.

Citing Russian sources, analysts report that "Russian troops lack the numbers and strength to succeed in the battles in Ukraine," and the Russian leadership continues to carry out forced partial mobilization, which contributes to limited changes, but negatively affects the morale and discipline of those forcibly mobilized. .

Arminya RF continued its offensive against Slovyansk and made little progress. The invaders stepped up their efforts to cut off Ukrainian communication lines on the T1302 Bakhmut-Lysichansk highway in order to support their operations towards Lysychansk. Along the Southern Axis, Russian forces concentrated on defensive operations and may have made little progress within Mykolaiv Oblast.

00:54 Briton Aiden Eslin, convicted in the "DNR", told his relatives that he would soon be executed, writes Telegraph. He called his mother and said that "his time is running out" because the British authorities did not try to negotiate with Russia and the "DNR" about his release. The "DNR" informed Eslin that the sentence would be carried out and that no one from London had contacted him.

00:18 Zelensky said in an evening video message that he had spoken with the leaders of 11 countries during the day: "Bulgaria, Latvia, Greece, Sweden, Estonia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Moldova, again talked with Lithuanian President Nauseda - expressed his full support in connection with the situation around the Kaliningrad region of Russia. I will continue this marathon - we must provide maximum support to our state. We expect a key European decision in the evening."

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LNR forces blockaded Gorskoye and Zolote
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[RIA Novosti] The Ambassador of the LPR in Russia, Rodion Miroshnik, on the air of Rossiya 24, said that Gorskoe and Zolote were taken under blockade.

The territory of the republic was shelled from these settlements for eight years, he added.

“Now there are reports, I can’t confirm the exact numbers, but (there are. - Ed.) reports that the fighters of the armed formations of Ukraine are already giving signals, and there are a certain number who are ready to lay down their arms, because they understand the futility of resistance ", Miroshnik said.

According to him, there are about one and a half to two thousand Ukrainian fighters there, they are dispersed along Gorsky and Zolote.
The street leading to the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk - RIA

Miroshnik stressed that the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were in a "full boiler", and quite serious equipment was concentrated in this area.
In addition, Andrey Marochko , Lieutenant Colonel of the People's Militia of the LPR , spoke about the release of Zolotoy-3 and Zolotoy-4 this morning.

On the eve of the Luhansk security forces specified that the enemy grouping in Gorsky and Zolote was in a "complete encirclement", and Lisichansk and the industrial zone of Severodonetsk were in an "operational encirclement". According to Miroshnik, there are about five to seven thousand Ukrainian soldiers in Lysichansk.

Now the fighting is going on in the villages of Volcheyarovka, Mirnaya Dolina and Belaya Gora. In addition, the units of the republic approached the Lisichansk oil refinery, which is located southwest of the city.

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From the Russian Perspective: Operation on Denazification of Ukraine: operational summary June 23rd (updated)
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[NewsFrontInfo] 23:19 Lavrov said that we will not talk about the return of territories occupied by the Russian army in the event of resumption of negotiations with Ukraine

In an interview with Belarusian TV, Sergei Lavrov said that when Kyiv wants to resume negotiations with Russia, Moscow will proceed from the situation "on the ground" and take into account "the unwillingness of a number of liberated regions to return to the control of the Kyiv authorities."

“When they deign to turn to us with a proposal to resume the diplomatic process, which, as I understand it, the Europeans are urgently asking them, but the Anglo-Saxons do not allow this, we will look at the situation on the ground,” Lavrov said.

21:37 The EU summit has agreed on the status of candidates for the EU for Ukraine and Moldova, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg said.

21:37 In the village of Novodanilovka in the Melitopol district, a kindergarten "Solnyshko" was opened, which was closed under the Ukrainian authorities and did not work for more than 2 years.

21:37 In the north of the Kharkiv region, the Russian army has finally entrenched itself in Tsupovka and is fighting on the northern outskirts of Prudyanka, returning lost positions. On another sector of the front, clashes continue in the vicinity of Verkhniy Saltov. In addition, the RF Armed Forces continued to strike at the objects of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kharkov itself, Chuguev and the Zolochiv region.

21:37 In the Izyum direction, Ukrainian forces have not been able to cross the Seversky Donets and are holding positions at the Chepel-Petrivske line. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in turn, were able to gain a foothold on the opposite bank of the river, having occupied Nortsovka in the Nortsevsky forest, located northwest of Izyum.

21:37 The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed a field radar post near Konstantinovka in the Kharkiv region.

21:37 MiG-29 and Su-25 flights of the Ukrainian Air Force continue in the Slavyansk-Barvenkovo ​​area.

21:12 The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights in connection with a special military operation - Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denis Malyuska.

20:22 Near Nikolaev, a subdivision of the Special Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was ambushed by the DRG of the 28th Ombre of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Chernomorskoe village near Odessa). The DRG traveled in an unmarked civilian minibus. The result - the enemy has four - “200” (dead), intelligence has trophies, incl. Anti-tank systems, RPGs, rifles, documents - two, telephone - one.

20:22 Destruction of the company stronghold of the 63rd Separate Mechanized Brigade of nationalists in the Veliko Aleksandrovsky district of the Kherson region. Destroyed more than 30 Bandera admirers
Bandera is a reference to WWII Ukrainian nationalist commander Stephan Bandera, who fought with the Germans against the Soviets.
19:57 Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Zaluzhny admits that the situation of the Ukrainian army is extremely difficult.

“It is very difficult for us, because the fire advantage is on the side of the enemy. No matter what, we hold on. The situation is difficult, but manageable. We are forced to conduct a mobile defense, to occupy more advantageous lines and positions.

19:03 The United States may today announce a new package of assistance to Ukraine for at least $500 million, it will include the supply of MLRS and artillery ammunition - CNN.

19:03 Ukrainian troops will have to retreat from Lisichansk to avoid encirclement, said Gauleiter of the Lugansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Gaidai.

19:03 Four more Russian air defense missiles fired in the sky over Kherson - TASS.

18:06 Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba announced Kyiv's desire to resolve the issue of Ukrainian grain exports in the next few weeks. He stressed that Ukraine has no intention of "shooting itself in the foot" by holding back its grain exports.

18:06 Local residents of Rozovka thank the new leadership of the district for arranging the payment of a one-time financial assistance from the Government of the Russian Federation. Recall that in accordance with the decision of the government of the Russian Federation, a one-time payment of funds is organized in Rozovka, aimed at supporting the most socially vulnerable group of the population - pensioners.

17:24 In Skadovsk, Kherson region, Russian air defense forces shot down two missiles fired by the Armed Forces of Ukraine - the authorities of the city.

16:24 Today, one-time payments of financial assistance in the amount of 10,000 rubles to single mothers and large families began in Melitopol. From the very morning for social payments lined upturn, however, according to the employees of the social service, it is moving quite quickly.

16:23 Watermelons will be delivered from the Kherson region to Russia. Deliveries will start in July.

“Kherson watermelons will go massively - this is mid-July, August and up to September. We will grow and supply a large number of watermelons not only to the Republic of Crimea, but also to other regions of the Russian Federation, ”said Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the region.

15:15 The high level of terrorist threat has been extended in the Bryansk region until July 8.

14:33 Russian troops occupied Volcheyarovka. Lisichansk is now almost completely blocked.

14:30 The Minister of Defense of Ukraine announced that HIMARS missile systems had arrived in the country.

13:37 Dmitry Peskov's statements:

- It will be possible to draw up a plan for a peaceful settlement of the situation around Ukraine after Kyiv fulfills all the requirements of the Russian side;

— Russia strictly fulfills all its obligations on the supply of energy resources;

- Lukashenka is in Russia, will meet with Putin in Zavidovo;

- Relations between the Russian Federation and Japan are now at the lowest possible level, in fact, all relations have been curtailed;

— Putin will take part in the summit of the Caspian states in Ashgabat;

- Russia records all episodes of the use by Ukraine of weapons from Germany and the United States.

13:36 "There is no connection between the NWO and the food crisis. This is recognized even in the US government. It started a couple of years ago, when Western countries began to pursue populist financial policies. There are no problems to let the ships get out without piling up schemes. The Russian side guarantees security up to the Bosporus," Sergei Lavrov at a press conference after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian.

12:47 US Congressmen introduced a bill on the training of Ukrainian pilots. It will allow the United States to begin training Ukrainian pilots and crew members on F-15, F-16 and other aircraft.

12:38 Russian air defense systems intercepted a Tochka-U missile in the Kharkiv region and 22 Ukrainian MLRS shells in a day, including over Snake Island.

12:38 As a result of air strikes, missile troops and artillery, more than 650 nationalists, 17 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles were destroyed in a day.

12:38 Operational-tactical and army aviation destroyed manpower and military equipment in 96 districts in a day.

12:38 The high-precision weapon of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Nikolaev area destroyed 49 tanks with fuel for military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

12:38 The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to suffer significant losses, less than 50 percent of the personnel remain in the units of the Ukrainian 30th Mechanized Brigade.

12:20 Britain introduces new sanctions against Russia, they include a ban on the export and use of pounds sterling and EU banknotes in the Russian Federation.

12:16 “EU solidarity with Ukraine is a hoax”: The Spectator directly writes that the status of an EU candidate for Ukraine is a symbolic gesture that the EU wants to get rid of Zelensky. Nobody in Europe needs Kyiv with its problems.

“European unity is completely superficial, in practice it is limited to saying “glory to Ukraine” from a safe distance. When Friday rolls around, Kyiv will, of course, officially celebrate the EU's compliment.

But it can be assumed that Zelensky will still understand that, despite the kind words that sounded from the EU this week, this is all he will get. As far as possible EU membership is concerned, one has to wait and see, perhaps for a very long time. This is something he can safely put on the back burner."

11:34 Yesterday, a 54-year-old serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine threw a grenade at children in Dnipro from the window of a high-rise building, he was detained. Klymenko Time learned about this from a law enforcement source.

According to police, the soldier was under the influence of alcohol. An offensive anti-personnel fragmentation hand grenade flew at children playing in the yard.

Three 12-year-old boys were injured, all of them were hospitalized.

The child who was closest to the site of the explosion had an extensive mine-explosive injury, open wounds of the ear, chest, arm and lower body. During the search, several more grenades and more than fifty rounds of ammunition for various weapons were found on the detainee. Criminal proceedings have been opened on the facts of attempted murder and illegal handling of weapons.

11:33 Briton Aiden Eslin, sentenced to death in the DPR, called his relatives and said goodbye to them, saying that he would soon be executed. No one from the UK contacted the authorities of the DPR or the Russian Federation and did not try to negotiate his release, according to BBC News.

11:29 The United States began preparing HIMARS missile launchers for use in Ukraine a month before the start of the Russian special operation.

According to government procurement data, back in January 2022, the US Marine Corps announced a tender for the conversion of 223 MTVR army trucks into reloading vehicles for these installations. The cost of the contract is not indicated in the document, since it is a request for quotations (that is, the state customer is waiting for proposals from contractors, from which he chooses the most profitable one).

Earlier it was reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine began training on the first four HIMARS installations. The United States announced the delivery of cars before the end of June.

11:06 Another Ukrainian commando. It became known about the liquidation of a serviceman of the 73rd Marine Center of the MTR of Ukraine Yevgeny Tishchenko (nickname Khmara). It was destroyed on June 9th. Details are unknown. Tishchenko took part in the events on the Maidan, being in the ranks of the Cossack hundreds of self-defense. Since the spring of 2014, he fought in the Donbass.

11:02 Crimea intends to restore maritime passenger and cargo communications with the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol, the permanent representative of the republic under President Muradov told RIA Novosti.

11:01 Kyiv is responsible for the failure to comply with the Minsk agreements, Japanese parliamentarian Muneo Suzuki told RIA Novosti. In his opinion, Putin was forced to launch a special operation in Ukraine in order to protect the interests of his state. Suzuki noted that now the world, including the media, is moving towards warming up the confrontation, it is impossible to go on about it.

10:59 The Russian Defense Ministry has published footage of the work of Ka-52 helicopters to destroy Ukrainian strongholds and equipment.

09:59 The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against a Ukrainian officer who ordered to shell civilian objects.

09:29 In Dnipro, a criminal case was opened against a man who threw a grenade at children in the courtyard of a residential building. This was reported to the local police. As a result of the incident, an 11-year-old boy was injured, he was hospitalized. The 54-year-old man was drunk at the time of the incident, the department said. Now he has been detained, two more grenades and cartridges have been found in his apartment.

05:03 Pribugskoye village Mykolaiv region. Intensive Russian artillery fire destroyed the positions of the 59th brigade.

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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: June 23rd, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[NewsFrontInfo] 22:15 The Aidar militants at the Azot plant in Severodonetsk declared their readiness to surrender, Special Correspondent Kurlayeva said.

21:35 The need to save the lives of people who have become hostages of Ukrainian terrorists complicates the liberation of the Republic. This was stated by the head of the LNR Leonid Pasechnik.

“The task is (to liberate the Republic from the Kyiv security forces), the task must be completed at all costs. And at the same time, the task is complicated by the fact that we need to preserve the life and health of our citizens to the maximum, who are hostages of those terrorists who rule Ukraine today at the state level, I can’t call it any other way,” Pasechnik said.

21:35 Residents of Ukraine have become hostages of Ukrainian terrorism and propaganda, elevated to the rank of state. This was stated by the head of the LNR Leonid Pasechnik.

“(Inhabitants of Ukraine have become) hostages of Ukrainian terrorism, terrorism, which has been introduced to the rank of state. I take it that way. Our people are there (in the liberated territories), but they are really intimidated,” the leader of the Republic stated.

20:07 The world today with "Yury Podolyak" reports that the agony of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Lysychansk is an escape under fire. The situation near Lisichansk is developing rapidly, as it should be during the agony.

Zolotoye is completely cleared of the enemy, Gorskoe is almost completely. Apparently, the troops from here for the most part left on their own, and what is left without a fight surrenders. Most likely, by the morning the boiler will be finished (By the number of prisoners, we will determine how successful the exit from the boiler was)

It seems that the order for the retreat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was received and the units went on a breakthrough. Russian aviation was raised into the sky, artillery in this area is working closely along the Seversk-Lysichansk road, trying to destroy everything that moves along it. Everything is very much like the flight of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Ilovaisk, only on a much larger scale.

19:55 The consequences of the shelling of Donetsk by the armed forces of Ukraine. 38 artillery shells with a NATO caliber of 155 mm were fired at the city, the representative office of the Donetsk People's Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire said.

19:48 The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that the forces of the 1st Army Corps of the DPR have captured Nikolaevka.

Taking control of Nikolaevka means that Russian troops and the DPR army can now set up a checkpoint on the Lisichansk-Artemovsk highway and the road becomes not a travel road, even theoretically.

19:39 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Codema - n.p. Bayrak: fired five shells of 122mm caliber.

19:22 The forces of the LPR and Russia will be able to close the ring around Lisichansk within two to three days. This was stated by the head of the Republic Leonid Pasechnik.

“Roughly speaking, a couple more days, I don’t want to predict, we will close the ring. I think then the issue of the release of Lisichansk will go a little faster. We really hope so. Difficult, but worth the task"

19:00 The entire territory of the Luhansk People's Republic will be liberated, judging by the trend, in the near future. This was announced on Thursday by the official representative of the People's Militia of the LNR, Ivan Filiponenko.

“The whole situation is aimed at the fact that the territory of the LPR, judging by the trend, will be liberated, I believe, in the near future.”

19:00 According to the official representative of the NM of the DPR: since the beginning of the current day, according to information from the JCCC of the DPR, the enemy has fired more than two hundred and thirty shells from multiple launch rocket systems BM-27 "Hurricane", BM-21 "Grad", cannon artillery with a caliber of 155mm, 152mm, and 122mm.

The fire was fired at the areas of nine settlements of the Republic. As a result of the shelling, two civilians were killed and four were injured. Twenty-one residential buildings, ten civilian infrastructure facilities and three vehicles were damaged.

Additional information about injured civilians and damage to infrastructure is being specified.

During the current day, the joint actions of the military personnel of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the following enemy weapons and military equipment: one installation of the BM-21 Grad MLRS, two trucks. Two enemy firing points were suppressed in the areas of the settlement. Avdeevka and Krasnogorovka.

We regret to inform you that while performing military duty in the struggle for independence, three defenders of the Donetsk People's Republic died and eight were injured. We express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

18:38 Footage of the liberation of the village of Toshkovka(LPR) from the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The 107th motorized rifle brigade of the DPR, which is distributed in the Popasnyansky direction, is working on enemy positions.

Toshkovka is one of the villages located in the Lisichansk region. Establishing control over the village allowed our forces to organize an attack on Chikhirovo, and then on Mirnaya Dolina.

As a result, our military was able to take control of the dominant height in the area of ​​the R-66 highway (Novotoshkovskoye - Lisichansk) - this made it possible to expand the fire control of the allied forces on the southern approaches and in the vicinity of Lisichansk and finally block the neck of the mountain cauldron, in which there are about 1,500 militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

18:03 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Avdiivka - n.p. Makeevka (Kirovskiy district): three missiles were fired from the BM-27 Uragan.

17:21 Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the People's Front Sergei Gorbunov, Head of the Representative Office of the People's Front in the Luhansk People's Republic Anna Eremenko and a group of Russian journalists and journalists of the LPR came under fire while handing over to the people's militia of the LPR the gathering of the war correspondent of the media group "Komsomolskaya Pravda" Alexander Kots"

Eremenko specified that "during the direct transfer of the cargo collected by Kotz for the artillery battalion, a mortar attack began."

“Everyone managed to run into the shelter. There were no casualties. The cargo has been delivered. We are currently returning to Lugansk,” she said.

17:21 Headquarters of TerO DPR reports:

The Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the Holy Annunciation Church in the Kuibyshev region of Donetsk, a civilian was killed, two more were injured.

During the shelling by Ukrainian militants of the temple in the village. A miner in the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk, a civilian born in 1948 died. Father Victor and church warden Elena were injured.

17:19 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Kirovskiy district): four shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

17:01 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Gorlovka: eight shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

17:00 NM and deputy of the People's Council of the LPR delivered humanitarian aid collected by the volunteers of Saratov to the Rubezhansky city hospital

16:58 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Avdiivka - n.p. Makeevka (Kirovskiy district): five shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

16:52 Representatives of the All-Russian Popular Front and journalists came under mortar fire near Severodonetsk, the press service of the ONF reported.

16:34 The People's Militia of the LPR has begun a cleansing operation from Ukrainian troops in the village of Gorskoye, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports. Gorskoe is a settlement from which Ukrainian militants repeatedly shelled cities in the LPR: Pervomaisk, Zolote-5, Stakhanov.

16:30 The Ukrainian military south of Lisichansk are disoriented and captured, most of their officers fled, said Vitaly Kiselev, Assistant Minister of the Interior of the LPR. The department noted that Lisichansk will be blocked from the north in the coming days.

16:19 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleymonovka: 10 152mm shells were fired;
— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Gorlovka: six shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

16:15 The military of the LPR is expecting a mass surrender of Aidar militants from the Azot enterprise in Severodonetsk by evening, TASS reported, citing a source.

15:57 As a result of the shelling of the VFU, the village. Rumyantsevo (Kalininsky district of Gorlovka), residential buildings were damaged at the following addresses:

st. Tavricheskaya, 35
st. Kazakova, 15.

Golmovsky village is partially de-energized due to damage to the transformer.

15:53 ​​Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

— n.p. Nikolaevka the second - n.p. Dolomite: fired three shells with a caliber of 122mm;
— n.p. Pervomaiskoye - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky and Kyiv districts): 15 shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

15:33 Clarifications on the village of Gornyak. A man was killed, a priest and a parishioner of the temple were also injured.

15:26 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the following directions:

— n.p. Pervomaiskoye - Donetsk (Kirovskiy district): four shells of 122mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): four shells of 122mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Novomikhailovka - n.p. Yelenovka: six shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

15:12 The village of Gornyak in the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk is under fire. As a result of the shelling, a man was killed.

15:09 Our forces have entrenched themselves in the area of ​​the Karbonit mine in the village of Golden from the side of Kamyshevakhi.

15:02 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka: 10 152mm rounds were fired.

14:58 In Severodonetsk, the Russian military eliminated the major of the main intelligence department of the Kyiv junta, Yuri Nazaruk. Armed Forces of Ukraine have retreated from the settlement of Kodema

14:55 Donetsk a direct hit on an apartment building in the Kievsky district on Treneva street.

14:48 There are reports that Ukrainian troops in Gorsky and Zolote are signaling their readiness to surrender, there are up to 2,000 militants there. Ambassador of the LNR in the Russian Federation

14:40 "The forces of the People's Militia of the LPR took control of Zolote and Gorskoye" - Izvestia correspondent Denis Kulaga reports

14:34 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka: 10 152mm rounds were fired.

14:25 Artillerymen of the Red Banner Order of Suvorov of the Southern Military District (SMD)inflict fire damageon command posts, military equipment and manpower of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

14:13 According to preliminary information, the defense in Volcheyarovka fell down and the Armed Forces of Ukraine left the settlement. Fighting is already underway not only in Belaya Gora, but also on the outskirts of the rubber products plant in Lisichansk.

Officially: the battle for Lisichansk has begun.

14:04 Servicemen of the People's Militia of the LPR are moving deeper into Zolote. The LIC was informed about this by Lieutenant Colonel of the Defense Ministry of the Republic Andrei Marochko

“Our units have also already entered the settlement of Zolote, and at the moment the advance is going deeper into the settlement,” he said.

13:58 Footage of arrivals in the Kyiv and Kuibyshevsky districts of Donetsk. All this is happening at the moment, the shelling continues now.

13:27 The first media forum "Journalism Without Borders" has started in Luhansk

A cooperation agreement was signed between the Union of Journalists of Russia and the Union of Journalists of the Lugansk People's Republic.

A block was issued, consisting of the stamps "Union of Journalists of the LPR", "Union of Journalists of Russia", "Signing an Agreement". Its circulation is 2 thousand copies.

13:18 Headquarters of TerO DPR reports:

Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to smash residential buildings in the Kievsky district of Donetsk, a civilian was wounded

Under the attack of NATO 155mm artillery are residential buildings in the Kievsky district of the city.

On st. Artyom, Gymnasium No. 70 was damaged, residential blocks of flats were destroyed nearby. Damaged a number of houses on the street. Universitetskaya, a civilian was wounded in his apartment.

On st. Treneva, a shell from Ukrainian positions smashed an apartment, a gas pipeline caught fire.

13:13 According to unofficial data, a grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine numbering 1,200 people was surrounded in Gorsky and Zolote.

12:45 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Sands - Donetsk (Kyiv region): 16 shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

12:40 LPR forces and RF Armed Forces entered the territory of the settlement of Katerinovka, which is a very serious fortified area - officer of the NM LPR

12:29 Russian Ministry of Defense data on Ukrainian losses:

- In the 34th battalion of the Ukrainian 57th Motorized Infantry Brigade, defeated near Mirnaya Dolina in the LPR, more than 150 people were killed and about 450 were wounded in 2 days, the junior command staff abandoned their subordinates and deserted;

- In the units of the 30th Mechanized Brigade near Klinovoye in the DPR, as a result of fire damage by Russian troops, less than 50 percent of the personnel remained, more than 170 soldiers and officers of the command were evacuated with severe injuries.

12:11 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Sands - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky district): eight shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

12:10 The work of one of the battalions of the People's Militia of the DPR to destroy the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is assisted by the Veche from the direction of Novolugansky near Gorlovka. https://t.me/Doninside/14212

12:03 Fire was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— settlement Avdiivka - Donetsk (Kyiv region): six shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

11:55 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— settlement. Sands - Donetsk (Kyiv region): eight shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

11:44 A fire in the village of Illyria, Lutuginsky district, destroyed 17 hectares of dry grass near residential buildings. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LPR.

11:38 Gorlovka, Ozeryanovka village, st. Richtera, 13/2 - the place of death of a civilian, born in 1945(carefully, frames 18+!). Damage was also received by a neighboring house on the street. Richter, 13/1. Shrapnel broke the glazing of the local church.

11:18 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka; fired eight shells with a caliber of 152mm.

11:11 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Dzerzhinsk - n.p. Gorlovka (settlement of Izotov sh-ty): five shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

10:36 “As a result of another shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 22 TPs, one school, one kindergarten, 1,164 household subscribers in the villages of Luganskoye and Signalnoye were de-energized.

Emergency recovery work will be carried out as soon as the situation allows," the DPR Ministry of Coal and Energy reported.

10:30 According to the official representative of the NM DNR:

Over the past day, according to information from the DPR JCCC, the enemy fired more than three hundred shells from multiple launch rocket systems BM-27 Uragan and BM-21 Grad, cannon artillery with a caliber of 155mm, 152mm, and 122mm, as well as 82mm and 120mm mortars.

The fire was fired at the districts of fourteen settlements of the Republic. Joint actions of the military personnel of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the following enemy weapons and military equipment: a
BM-21 Grad MLRS platoon, one M-777 howitzer, one truck and more than twenty personnel. Three enemy firing points were suppressed in the areas of the settlement. Avdievka and Kurdyumovka.

10:29 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

— n.p. Nelepovka - n.p. Ozeryanovka: four shells of 152mm caliber were fired:
-- n.p. Nelepovka - n.p. Gorlovka: three shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

10:20 With the fire support of the RF Armed Forces, assault detachments of the People's Militia of the LPR are successfully advancing through the territories of the Republic occupied by the nationalists of the Kyiv regime, so during the clashes with units of the defense department, the enemy suffered heavy losses in manpower and armored vehicles.

10:12 As a result of the shelling of the Horlivka village of Ozeryanovka from the side of the VFU along Richter Street, 13, 2, a civilian was killed

10:02 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Ozeryanovka: 10 shells of 152mm caliber were fired;
— n.p. Nitailovo - Donetsk: 20 missiles were fired from the BM-21 Grad.

09:53 AFU fired at the Kyiv district of Donetsk, firing about five large-caliber shells.Video: Izvestia IZ.RU

09:40 The DPR JCCC reports: Over the past 24 hours, information has been received about the death of a girl born in 2001. and her child (boy) born in 2022 as a result of a direct hit of ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a residential building at the address: st. Oktyabrskaya, 33, Rivnopol village, Volnovakhsky district (earlier liberated territory).

Also, four civilians were injured of varying severity in the Kievsky district of Donetsk and Makeevka. 52 houses were damaged in the Kievsky district of Donetsk, Gorlovka and Makeevka, as well as six civil infrastructure facilities.

09:21 Kulemzin: As a result of the morning shelling of the territory of the DPR, residents of the village were left without power supply. Yelenovka.

09:12 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Nevelskoye - n.p. Donetsk (Kyiv and Kuibyshevsky regions): 10 shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

08:53 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Sands - Donetsk: four shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

08:48 For the period from 02/17/2022 to 06/23/2022, the Representative Office of the LPR in the JCCC recorded:

A total of 1,006 attacks on the territory of the Republic by the armed formations of Ukraine using heavy weapons.

In total, the enemy used 10,250 ammunition of various calibers, including missiles of the Tochka-U tactical missile system (23 missiles), MLRS BM-21 Grad, BM-27 Uragan and BM-30 Smerch (2,048 shells).

During the above period, 255 civilians became victims of the AFU aggression, of which 61 people died and 194 were injured. Three children died and 19 children were injured.

A total of 1,601 housing constructions in 31 settlements were destroyed and damaged.

Atotal of 147 civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged. Representation of the LPR in the JCCC.

08:48 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Sands - Donetsk (Kyiv region): eight shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

08:43 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novomikhailovka - n.p. Signal: fired five shells with a caliber of 122mm.

08:34 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Sands - Donetsk (Kyiv region): five shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

08:06 The People's Militia of the LPR took control of the only road from Seversk to Lisichansk. The Ukrainian grouping of 5-7,000 Ukrainian militants in Lisichansk is now cut off from supplies.

07:37 The Nazis struck Point U at Stakhanov. A man born in 1975 died from the explosion. and five residential buildings were damaged. This is reported by Radion Miroshnik

06:12 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Zaitsevo Severnoye - n.p. Golmovsky: 10 shells fired from BMP-1 (73mm).

06:02 In the liberated settlements in the Lisichansk direction, there is a very difficult mine situation. Ukrainian militants are even mining schools. And as soon as they leave the village, they immediately begin to compare it with the ground

06:01 In the city of Rubizhnoye in the LPR, after shelling by Ukrainian artillery, an elevator for 30 thousand tons of grain is on fire, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports. Local residents come to the scene of the fire with bags: only a few shops work in Rubizhne, many have no money because of broken Ukrainian cards

02:02 The Armed Forces of Ukraine in several places mined a dam in the village of Maloryazantsevo, which is located a few kilometers from Lisichansk, TASS reported.

04:54 After 03:00 shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction:

— n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka: eight 152mm rounds were fired.

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'Calm Down': WaPo Columnist Tells Americans Concerned About Inflation to 'Back Off'
[Townhall] A Washington Post finance columnist said to MSNBC on Wednesday while prices are higher today for commonly purchased items, there are people who are able to absorb the costs and they should stop complaining about it.

Michelle Singletary said the Americans who did well during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns should take a seat because there other Americans who might have to skip meals because of inflation. President Joe Biden has attempted to blame the historically high inflation rates on Russia's invasion of Ukraine but the rates were on the rise well before the war that started in late February.

"You know, I’m just going to say this...There’s a great deal of Americans where it is uncomfortable that they’re spending more, but they are not going to go under. You know, you got to stop complaining when there’s so many people who literally the inflation rate means they may only have two meals instead of three. There are Americans who did extremely well in the last two years in the market. You still have your job. And yeah, it’s costing you more for gas, but guess what, you’re still going to take that Fourth of July vacation. So I’m going to need you to calm down and back off," she said.

"It feeds into this fear and people making decisions that create the very thing they’re fearful of. And you’re in that category, calm down. Stop looking at your portfolio," Singletary added. "You know what you can do with that energy? Help people, put food on the table of somebody else’s house because you have extra."
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#1  When shipper can't afford to ship, those empty shelves you see are just a figment of your imagination. Welcome to the third world brought to you by Soviet Central Planning (aka Deep State Regulations).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2022 7:20 Comments || Top||


Clearly, the WaPo columnist is not on a FIXED INCOME. Ask her to donate 9% to 15% of her salary each month to see how it feels.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2022 7:39 Comments || Top||

#3  'Uncomfortable'? Uncomfortable isn't the problem. Unnecessary is the issue with some 4 centuries of oil and gas reserves under our feet. Of course that's given current and projected usage and current extraction technology.

Everything you eat, wear, touch, hold or utilize with your hands is delivered because of diesel.
Posted by: Cesare || 06/24/2022 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  They say in eight months diesel is gone. Not available. Supply chain issues. Additives not available.
Posted by: Dale || 06/24/2022 8:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah, DEF will indeed be a big problem Dale. It has increased exponentially more than diesel itself as it is becoming harder to supply.

And the diesel vehicles we make here in the states for export usually don't have the DEF requirements (or 'limp switch').
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/24/2022 9:32 Comments || Top||

#6  In 2016 we were told the World had 1,650,585,140,000 (1.650T) Barrels of Oil in reserves. Or, about 47 years according to several sources.

However, new oil deposit discoveries have increased that amount several years more since 2016.

Of course, the US Oil Production vs. Consumption means about 39.79% of our oil is imported.

OH! But in case you missed it, the US still EXPORTS 4% of its produced oil.

NOTE: STRANGE tho, the EIA Shale Oil data tells us we lost 35% of Shale Reserves in 1 year?????
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2022 9:33 Comments || Top||

#7  What a bitch. You come tell my wife to calm down.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/24/2022 10:12 Comments || Top||

#8  I'll calm down after I hang you and all your elitist ilk
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/24/2022 17:58 Comments || Top||

#9  "Its your fault I was wrong now leave me alone about it!" is not attractive.

It is now, also, not an option.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/24/2022 18:19 Comments || Top||

Nolte: Child-grooming Backlash — Disney Stock Collapsed Nearly 50% in Year
[BREITBART] One year ago, a share of Walt Disney Co. stock was worth nearly $180. Today, it’s worth — laughably — just $93.

As Red State, who first reported on this, points out: "Disney stock has plummeted nearly 50 percent as their political-infused productions continue to turn away audiences and garner angry fan reactions."

I’ll get to that in a moment, but let’s not forget Disney’s decision to come out in favor of grooming prepubescent children with gay porn in schools. As I wrote in March, that was the brand game-changer of all brand game-changers. What Disney has done is like Skippy putting dog poop in its peanut butter, like tofu putting meat in its tofu, like Charmin putting sandpaper in its toilet paper....

By openly embracing child grooming, Disney has imploded everything the Disney brand stands for. This company is no longer a safe bet. Instead, it has betrayed itself and its customer base: normal everyday American families—you know, the 99 percent of families who would never expose a small child to a drag queen.

Allow me to put it this way... When Disney can’t open the latest chapter of its most iconic animated franchise — Toy Story — it’s all over. Disney’s woketardery has already destroyed Star Wars as a film franchise, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been hit (Dr. Strange 2) and miss (The Eternals)
Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm waiting to see who gets laid off first. Bet CEO is among the last to go. Any high paid individual in every department can be let go. Go to another company, not going to happen. The brand is now toxic.
Posted by: Dale || 06/24/2022 7:48 Comments || Top||

#2  CEO is a weak-spined sellout to the most vocal radicals. I believe he'll find new challenges elsewhere soon. Perhaps a Kellogg's snack division?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2022 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Didn't take much effort to find the likely source of the cancer.

Kareem Daniel
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/24/2022 12:53 Comments || Top||

#4  LOVE IT!!! Next stop--$50...then par value, lol.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2022 17:09 Comments || Top||

Ken Griffin moving Citadel to Miami from Chicago following crime complaints
[MARKETWATCH] Billionaire Ken Griffin is relocating his big hedge-fund firm Citadel from Chicago to Miami, the third major employer to announce the move of a corporate headquarters from Illinois in the past two months.

In a letter to employees Thursday that was viewed by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Griffin said he had personally moved to Florida and that his market-making business, Citadel Securities, would also transfer. He wrote he views Florida as a better corporate environment and though he didn’t specifically cite crime as a factor, company officials said it was a consideration.

Mr. Griffin is the wealthiest resident of Illinois, so his departure will hurt state tax collections on both the individual and corporate side. Mr. Griffin has an estimated worth of $28.9 billion and is among the world’s top 50 wealthiest, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

“Chicago will continue to be important to the future of Citadel, as many of our colleagues have deep ties to Illinois,” Mr. Griffin wrote. “Over the past year, however, many of our Chicago teams have asked to relocate to Miami, New York and our other offices around the world.” The Citadel move is expected to be a multiyear process. There are currently about 1,000 employees in Chicago and many are expected to remain.
Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10805 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Miami is better than Chicago, but there are safer places.
Posted by: Super Hose || 06/24/2022 12:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Washington Free Beacon counts the tax revenue cost:

The move, which Griffin announced in a letter to employees, will deprive Democrat-run Illinois of hundreds of millions of dollars in annual income tax revenue, a company spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon.

Griffin alone—who is worth approximately $25 billion—pays over $200 million in state income taxes every year, the spokesman said, and Citadel employees have themselves funneled over $1 billion to the state over the past decade.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2022 12:41 Comments || Top||

#3  That'll be made up by abortion tourists and those who won't move to a state that doesn't allow 'kill at anytime' procedures. (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2022 13:13 Comments || Top||

Netflix Massacre: 300 Employees Axed in Largest Layoff Since Subscriber Downturn
[BREITBART] The bloodletting at Netflix continued on Thursday as the far-left-wing streamer axed an additional 300 employees worldwide, or about 3 percent of its workforce — the company’s largest layoff since its subscriber downturn in the first quarter.
Start with the Obamas. They haven't done shit
Netflix handed out pink slips to 216 staffers in the U.S. and Canada, with the remainder of the cuts coming from other regions throughout the world. according to an official statement sent to multiple news outlets.

In May, the streamer laid off 150 employees, or 2 percent of its workforce, as part of its ongoing efforts to cut spending amid a catastrophic subscriber forecast for the months ahead. Netflix said it could lose up to 2 million subscribers in the coming months after unexpectedly losing 200,000 customers in the first quarter of the year.
Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is only a small beginning. This will ripple throughout America. Occurring now massively but not reported except for something like this corporation. Disney another. People are unable or unwilling to spend. Inventories build, projected volumes not met each day. Example one major retailer projected to do $8000 Thursday was at $3000 at 4PM. Solution; cut hours, cut back stock. Next cut workers. Always those in high paying positions now actively targeted. Yes, even in research lab sciences. If not cut, cross trained. Answer phones as secretaries are gone, HA, take out the trash. Degrees and OH, vacations deleted. Look for another company; no way, they are having the same problems.
Posted by: Dale || 06/24/2022 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Is your job Safe if it can be done remotely from a call center in Mumbai? Creating tangible things locally is the only really secure job -- until the Green Warriors 'outsource' the pollution to the Third World...
Posted by: magpie || 06/24/2022 9:13 Comments || Top||

#3  And definitely a possible unintended (?) consequence of the "work from home" methods during covid. I think a lot of people are going to realize that if they can work from home, then someone from thousands of miles/kilometers away can do the same teleworking job for much cheaper.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2022 9:17 Comments || Top||


Since most of what is on NF is also on Internet streaming channels'for free, why spend the $$$$?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2022 10:26 Comments || Top||

#5  And Big Mike and the Magic Kenyan just fled to the Bezos system. How coincidental, that they bailed just as the money dried up.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/24/2022 12:57 Comments || Top||

#6  1) I won't put money in NetFlix pockets because of where it goes next.

2) Yes, There is no way they can prevent it from being pirated. That ignore the laws your don't like ain't so funny when it's your wallet that was taken, is it, Hastings?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2022 13:00 Comments || Top||

#7  I like their Spanish language and Korean language films and TV shows.
Posted by: badanov || 06/24/2022 14:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Start with the Obamas. They haven't done shit

...In fairness, they were never supposed to, other than turn out a 'special' or two, then turn over the bulk of it to the DNC. The difficulty was that Netflix couldn't just hand over that much money in a lump sum, so they had to stretch it out...and it ain't there anymore.

Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 06/24/2022 15:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Train to Busan is my favorite zombie movie. Thought Voltron: Legendary Defender was pretty tight.

There is a lot of garbage, or worse, political payoffs and pederasty.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/24/2022 15:37 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
One of the 'second order effects' of illegal immigration - increases in property taxes for new schools
[WashingtonOfficeOfTheSuperintendent] Immigrant Student’s Rights to Attend Public Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe (457 U.S. 202 (1982)) that undocumented children and young adults have the same right to attend public primary and secondary schools as do U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Like other children, undocumented students are obliged under state law to attend school until they reach a mandated age. As a result of the Plyler ruling, public schools may not:

1. Deny admission to a student during initial enrollment or at any other time on the basis of undocumented status.

2. Treat a student differently to determine residency.

3. Engage in any practices to "chill" the right of access to school.

4. Require students or parents to disclose or document their immigration status.

5. Make inquiries of students or parents that may expose their undocumented status.

6. Require social security numbers from all students, as this may expose undocumented status. (Adults without social security numbers who are applying for a free lunch and/or breakfast program on behalf of a student need only indicate on the application that they do not have a social security number.​)

A school district may not request a student's or parent's social security number unless it (1) informs the individual that disclosure is voluntary, (2) provides the statutory or other legal basis for why the district is requesting the number, and (3) explains how the district will use the number.

Districts are strongly discouraged from requesting social security numbers to avoid any chilling effect that this request may have on the enrollment of students because of their race, color, national origin, citizenship, or immigration status.

Changes in the F-1 (Student) Visa Program do not alter the Plyler obligations to undocumented children. These changes apply only to students who apply for a student visa from outside the U.S.

Finally, school personnel -- especially building principals and those involved with student intake activities -- should be aware that they have no legal obligation to enforce U.S. immigration laws. (U.S. Supreme Court, 1982)
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 06:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps you have noticed, your neighbor also has a 'single family home' and pays high property taxes. The difference is, it's a 'single family home' in name only. It's just you and your wife now, you don't really need a three bedroom, 2.5 bath. Don't be selfish, avoid the high taxes and help the gov't meet the needs of the new 'open border - replacement people.' Move into a smaller retirement condo.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2022 6:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey, that's my neighborhood!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2022 10:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Where is the boat, gotta have a boat in the front yard.
Posted by: bman || 06/24/2022 12:07 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Wild solar weather is causing satellites to plummet from orbit. It's only going to get worse.
[Space] In late 2021, operators of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm constellation noticed something worrying: The satellites, which measure the magnetic field around Earth, started sinking toward the atmosphere at an unusually fast rate — up to 10 times faster than before. The change coincided with the onset of the new solar cycle, and experts think it might be the beginning of some difficult years for spacecraft orbiting our planet.

"In the last five, six years, the satellites were sinking about two and a half kilometers [1.5 miles] a year," Anja Stromme, ESA's Swarm mission manager, told Space.com. "But since December last year, they have been virtually diving. The sink rate between December and April has been 20 kilometers [12 miles] per year."

Satellites orbiting close to Earth always face the drag of the residual atmosphere, which gradually slows the spacecraft and eventually makes them fall back to the planet. (They usually don't survive this so-called re-entry and burn up in the atmosphere.) This atmospheric drag forces the International Space Station's controllers to perform regular "reboost" maneuvers to maintain the station's orbit of 250 miles (400 km) above Earth.

This drag also helps clean up the near-Earth environment from space junk. Scientists know that the intensity of this drag depends on solar activity — the amount of solar wind spewed by the sun, which varies depending on the 11-year solar cycle. The last cycle, which officially ended in December 2019, was rather sleepy, with a below-average number of monthly sunspots and a prolonged minimum of barely any activity. But since last fall, the star has been waking up, spewing more and more solar wind and generating sunspots, solar flares and coronal mass ejections at a growing rate. And the Earth's upper atmosphere has felt the effects.

The Swarm constellation, launched in 2013, consists of three satellites, two of which orbit Earth at an altitude of 270 miles (430 km), about 20 miles (30 km) above the International Space Station. The third Swarm satellite circles the planet somewhat higher — about 320 miles (515 km) above ground. The two lower-orbiting spacecraft were hit more by the sun's acting out than the higher satellite was, Stromme said.

The situation with the lower two got so precarious that by May, operators had to start raising the satellites' altitude using onboard propulsion to save them.

ESA's Swarm satellites are not the only spacecraft struggling with worsening space weather. In February, SpaceX lost 40 brand-new Starlink satellites that were hit by a solar storm just after launch.
More solar radiation usually means more extreme weather on Earth as the energy from it powers things. 10-1 the greens shreek of global warming until the end of time
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/24/2022 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

Read somewhere, at the current rate of "Orbital Space Pollution" that in another 20 years, leaving the Planet might no longer be possible.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/24/2022 5:51 Comments || Top||

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