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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced To Death Is On Suicide Watch
[CNN] ...but isn't suicidal, may need to postpone sentencing, lawyer says

Ghislaine Maxwell has been placed on suicide watch, even though she is not suicidal, and may need to postpone her sentencing, according to a letter filed on Saturday by her attorney.

Maxwell, 60, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court after being found guilty of sex trafficking a minor and other charges related to a sprawling conspiracy to abuse young girls with the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. She is currently being held at a federal detention facility in Brooklyn.

Attorney Bobbi Sternheim said in the letter Maxwell was abruptly removed from the general population, sent to solitary confinement, and placed on suicide watch Friday without a psychological evaluation and "without justification."

"I met with Ms. Maxwell today..." Sternheim said in the letter. "She is not suicidal."

CNN has reached out to the Bureau of Prisons for comment on why Maxwell was placed on suicide watch.

It is unclear if Maxwell was placed on suicide watch because of her link with Epstein.

Sternheim said a psychologist evaluated Maxwell on Saturday morning and determined she is not suicidal. The attorney argues Maxwell is unable to properly prepare for sentencing. A spokesman for the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York declined to comment.

"If Ms. Maxwell remains on suicide watch, is prohibited from reviewing legal materials prior to sentencing, becomes sleep-deprived, and is denied sufficient time to meet with and confer with counsel, we will be formally moving on Monday for an adjournment," Sternheim said.

Federal prosecutors asked a judge in a court filing Wednesday to sentence Maxwell to 30 to 55 years in prison, arguing she "made the choice to sexually exploit numerous underage girls." Maxwell's lawyers last week asked a judge to sentence her to between 4.25 and 5.25 years in prison, saying her difficult childhood made her vulnerable to Epstein and she should not face a harsh sentence because of his actions

Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to state prostitution charges, was indicted on federal sex trafficking charges in July 2019 but died by suicide in a Manhattan federal detention facility a month later. The facility has since been closed down, possibly temporarily, to address "issues."

Maxwell, his confidante and former girlfriend, was arrested a year afterward and has been held in jail since. Prosecutors say Maxwell helped Epstein set up a scheme to lure young girls into sexual relationships between 1994 and 2004.

She was found guilty of five federal charges in December, including: sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three related counts of conspiracy. However, she will only be sentenced on three counts after the judge presiding over her case agreed two of the conspiracy counts she faced were repetitive.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/26/2022 08:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maxwell didn't kill herself
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/26/2022 11:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Frankly, I hope to live long enough to get to read the truth behind the entire Epstein saga, and how it has been so thoroughly suppressed in the media.
I am amazed she hasn't really spoken about what she knows, hoping for a deal, but once the terms are set, I expect her demise in some predictable way.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/26/2022 11:32 Comments || Top||

#3  You mean arkancide watch, don't you?
Posted by: Jatle Sinatra9653 || 06/26/2022 12:03 Comments || Top||


Last minute deal to declare Mistrial in exchange for her "protected and insured silence" maybe?
Or they still haven't found all her protection evidence
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/26/2022 12:04 Comments || Top||

Posted by: KBK || 06/26/2022 12:19 Comments || Top||

#6  #2, ditto.

I never expect to see it; but, then, I never expected to see the end of the abortion mandate.
Posted by: Tom || 06/26/2022 12:48 Comments || Top||

#7  I have a hunch none of this was in the Deep State's plan. Coming back (or being brought back) to the US to face trial and the potential of a long prison sentence, really doesn't pass the good judgment test.

I simply cannot bring this one into focus.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2022 12:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Is it too late to start a pool?
Posted by: Raj || 06/26/2022 14:02 Comments || Top||

#9  How do you know she didn't already told everything?

With the corrupt 'law enforcement' we have, they are most likely suppressing the testimonies.

And i'm willing to bet that most of the MSM heads and other highly placed people were 'clients' of Epstein.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/26/2022 16:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Pool: Maxwell will die from 'self inflected suicide' just before sentencing.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/26/2022 16:32 Comments || Top||

#11  The EffBeeEye is the place where evidence of wrong-doing goes to die if it threatens those on the left. If evidence does not exist to go after conservatives, it is fabricated.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/26/2022 16:44 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Opening Harry C Byron's WWII Footlocker
[YouTube] Harry Columbus Byron, Jr. came to Tappahannock in 1996 to join his sisters and his nephews, Phil Stinchcomb and Gary Youngling. The extended family had settled here after Phil’s employer transferred him to Tappahannock. For 20 years, Byron lived comfortably in his cherished cabin on Youngling Place in Dunnsville until he was moved to The Orchard in Warsaw, for a short time, before he passed away in 2016. At the age of 98 his physical health was poor but his mental health was sharp as ever.

He served as a U.S. Army Private First Class and Technician 5 during World War II and kept a neat footlocker of his clothes, photos, and treasured memorabilia. After he died, his nephews, Phil and Gary, discovered his WWII footlocker under a pile of blankets in a closet. They agreed to donate the footlocker and its contents to the Essex History Museum to be shared as it saw fit. The footlocker and its contents will be on display at the Essex History Museum in the Historic District of Tappahannock, when the museum reopens after coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, this video not only opens the footlocker, but it opens the treasurers of a young Army soldier during World War II.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Two things struck me: how many ties he had packed away, and how neatly folded and organized everything was. Mr. Wife packs like that, but he spent a large part of his career far from home. Despite being a member of the supposedly more appearance-oriented s3x, I don’t put nearly that much thought and effort into mine.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2022 12:41 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ First rule of overseas travel:

"Never whistle while you pack."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2022 12:59 Comments || Top||

Why it took 57 years to replace jungle boots (Video)
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Woodrow || 06/26/2022 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Why it took 57 years to replace jungle boots (Video)

...Because if you let DoD try and figure it out, you get a one-size-fits-all that doesn't, and falls apart after ten minutes in a light drizzle, weighs 50 pounds per shoe and 40k per pair.

You're welcome. ;)

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/26/2022 7:50 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Space Force establishes intelligence unit to put sharper focus on orbital threats
[Space News] Space Delta 18 will run the National Space Intelligence Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base

The Space Force on June 24 established a new unit, Space Delta 18, responsible for providing "quality intelligence" to U.S. policy makers about the space domain, Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, commander of Space Operations Command, said at a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio.

Space Delta 18 will run the National Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Whiting said it’s important for the Space Force to have a unit focused on threat analysis to help inform national defense policy and space systems acquisitions.

Space intelligence analysis was previously under the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. Space Force leaders pushed to have a separate organization co-located with NASIC.

"The question is why do we need to stand up a National Space Intelligence Center and the truth is that we needed a sharper focus on the space threat that is here today," Maj. Gen. Leah Lauderback, Space Force director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, said at the ceremony.

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines called the standup of the NSIC a "critical step to shape the future of the Space Force, improve acquisitions and drive innovation across the community."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2022 05:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Subsaharan
More than dozen found dead in South Africa nightclub: Police
[Aljazeera] Police say at least 17 patrons were found dead inside a popular club in a township in East London, police say.

At least 17 people have been found dead at a nightclub in a township in South Africa’s southern city of East London on Sunday, police said.

Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said police were alerted by members of the public to the incident at Scenery Park, about 3km (1.9 miles) from the city centre.

"The circumstances under which they died are under investigation," Kinana told Reuters news agency, adding it was too early to determine the cause of death of the young adults aged between 18 and 20 years.

Local television showed police officers trying to calm down a crowd of people gathered outside the club in the city, which lies on the Indian Ocean coast, nearly 1,000km (620 miles) south of the commercial capital, Johannesburg.

The Eastern Cape provincial community and safety department official Unathi Binqose, speaking from the scene, ruled out a stampede as cause of death.

"It’s difficult to believe it’s a stampede as there are no visible open wounds to those dead," Binqose told AFP news agency by telephone.

"Parents whose children did not sleep home are gathered here and they want to enter the tavern to look for their loved ones," Binqose added.

He said he understood the patrons were students "celebrating pens down, a party held after writing (high school) exams".

A regional local newspaper, DispatchLive, reported "bodies are lying strewn across tables, chairs and on the floor; with no obvious signs of injury".

More soon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2022 05:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Evil.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2022 12:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Faulty recipe? Contaminated beer baskets ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2022 12:54 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian rockets rain on Kyiv for first time in three weeks: Missiles continue to pound Ukrainian capital today after many injured in overnight strike - as desperate Putin plans to send nuclear-capable arsenal to Belarus
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Russia launched 14 missiles at Kyiv and surrounding areas early Sunday that hit two residential blocks

  • Kyiv major Vitali Klitshko said they had 'a lot of injuries' as emergency services rushes to rescue people

  • The strikes were the first attacks on Kyiv since June 5 - three weeks - and an attempt to 'intimidate' the city

  • Meanwhile Putin agreed with president of Belarus to station nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles there

  • Putin reported to have sacked 'Butcher of Aleppo' in overall charge of Russian forces over slow progress

  • He will be replaced by a general 'dogged by allegations of corruption and brutality for over 30 years'

  • Yesterday Ukrainian forces gave up strategic city of Severodonetsk to Russian army in small victory for Putin

Russian ally Belarus unleashes rocket air strike into northern Ukraine
[NYPost] Twenty rockets targeted the village of Desna in the northern Chernigiv region in “a massive bombardment,” according to Ukraine’s northern military command. There were no casualties reported Saturday.

Belarus has provided logistical support to Moscow since the beginning of the Feb. 24 invasion, according to a report.

“Today’s strike is directly linked to Kremlin efforts to pull Belarus as a co-belligerent into the war in Ukraine,” the Ukrainian intelligence service said.

'It's more of their barbarism': Biden slams Russian attack on Kyiv after promising that Vladimir Putin will not divide G7 leaders as they keep pressure on for its invasion of Ukraine
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Biden slammed Russia for its bombing of Kyiv

  • 'It's more of their barbarism,' he said

  • As the G7 leaders gathered in Germany, Russian forces bomb Ukraine capitol for the first time in weeks

  • President kicked off his first day at G7 meeting with German Chancellor Scholz

  • His message was one of unity, particularly on Russia's invasion of Ukraine

  • 'We have to stay together,' Biden said

  • Biden will spend day formally and informally meeting with leaders Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the European Union

  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine will top the list of agenda items

  • Fallout from the invasion - including high gas prices, food insecurity and inflation - will also be on the agenda
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/26/2022 07:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

Operational summary of the General Staff on June 25
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Vesti] In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops and elements of the infrastructure of settlements. At the same time, in the Slavic direction, Ukrainian soldiers stopped an attempt by an enemy offensive in the area of ​​​​Bogorodichny and an assault in the direction of Mazanovka - the Russians withdrew with losses. This is stated in the operational summary of the General Staff as of 18:00 Saturday, June 25.

In the Seversk direction, the Russians continue to improve defense positions in the border areas of the Russian Federation. The enemy fired artillery at the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Khrinovka and Yanzhulovka in the Chernihiv region. Also in the Slobozhansky direction , the enemy is taking measures to provide his units with ammunition and is taking measures to make up for losses.

In the Donetsk direction , the enemy is concentrating his main efforts on holding occupied lines and regrouping troops.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy did not conduct active operations. He carried out shelling in the areas of settlements Mayaki, Piskunovka and Seversk. In order to identify the positions of our troops and adjust the fire, he conducted aerial reconnaissance with drones.

In the Lisichansk direction , the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Volcheyarovka, Loskutovka, Belaya Gora, Verkhnekamenka, Verkhnekamenskoye, Vyemka and Zolotarovka.

In the Bakhmut direction, Russian military invaders carried out enemy shelling from mortars, cannon and rocket artillery near the settlements of Konstantinovka, Pokrovskoye, Nikolaevka, Vershina, Berestovo, Zaitsevo, Klinovo, New York, Vladimirovka and Ivano-Daryevka.

At the same time, our defenders successfully repelled all offensive and assault actions of the enemy in the directions of the settlements of Pokrovskoye, New York and Marinka , the Russians retreated. The enemy launched air strikes with Ka-52 and Mi-24 helicopters near Pavlovka.

After the withdrawal of units of our troops, the enemy is fixed in the areas of the settlements of Severodonetsk, Sirotino, Voronovo and Borovskoye .

In the South Buzh direction , the enemy is concentrating his main efforts on holding the occupied lines. In order to deplete the personnel and destroy the fortifications, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops from mortars, cannon and rocket artillery along the line of collision.

In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas , in readiness for launching missile strikes against targets in Ukraine, the Russians are holding two carriers of high-precision weapons - a total salvo of up to sixteen Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles. Note that yesterday there were four carriers, and the day before yesterday - five . That is, the Russians withdrew part of the Black Sea Fleet.

Posted by: badanov || 06/26/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

Captured Severodonetsk 90% destroyed
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Vesti] Russians do not hesitate to show such photos today, signing them "Severodonetsk is completely liberated from Ukrainian neo-Nazis"

Severodonetsk is completely occupied.

"After the withdrawal of units of our troops, the enemy is consolidated in the regional center of Severodonetsk and satellite villages: Sirotin, Voronovo and Borovskoye," head of the Lugansk regional military administration Sergei Gaidai said on Saturday evening, June 25. He noted that now it is possible to leave Severodonetsk only through the temporarily occupied territories.

"The Rashists establish their own rules in the city, appointed a "commandant", shoot propaganda stories with people leaving Azot's shelters. The city is 90% destroyed, it will be very difficult to survive there, the orcs will not be able to restore communications," Gaidai notes.

The head of the region added that "this is not for long, we will return our city, Severodonetsk is Ukraine."

The fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will have to move away from Severodonetsk, since there is no point in being in broken positions, Gaidai said yesterday . At the same time, in the morning and afternoon reports of the General Staff it was reported that the fighting for Severodonetsk was continuing. In the meantime, the defenders of Severodonetsk withdrew from the city to new, more fortified positions.

Earlier, Gaidai claimed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could recapture Severodonetsk, although this city has no special strategic significance.

Posted by: badanov || 06/26/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Earlier, Gaidai claimed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could recapture Severodonetsk, although this city has no special strategic significance.

So typical of Zelensky and his handlers to waste their best troops in pointless last stands of no strategic value whatsoever. Their entire approach is focused on winning the propaganda war: every battle is to be portrayed as another Stalingrad; the struggle is between the forces of light & goodness and the forces of totalitarian darkness, the Shire vs the Orcs. All of it an absurd theater cal show staged by the little comedian playing a T-shirted De Gauls.

All throughout this farce the western peoples have been lied to repeatedly. Billions in aid have been squandered or stolen. Thousands have been killed.

This is the worst catastrophe since the Vietnam War. Even worse than Iraq. A total, crushing failure.
Posted by: Jean-Paul || 06/26/2022 3:28 Comments || Top||

#2  * an absurd theatrical show staged by the little comedian playing a T-shirted De Gaulle
Posted by: Jean-Paul || 06/26/2022 3:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Back on the timeclock JP?
If today is Sunday, in what time zone is it Monday?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/26/2022 7:38 Comments || Top||

#4  It's 1500 hrs Moscow time,
1400 hrs ZULU
Posted by: badanov || 06/26/2022 9:08 Comments || Top||

#5  It beats totin' a Mosin, right J-P?
Posted by: Nero || 06/26/2022 9:14 Comments || Top||

#6  We see the "Skidmark" back to his usual tricks of posting spin, lies and other garbage from the British tabloids.

The war has been a total shitshow for the Ukrainians. Everything we were told was a lie. Lies from by Biden and Johnson's spin doctors, the propagandists at "Institute for the Study of War," the neocon wackos, Vindman and the other foreign agents ... all of it ridiculous lies.

Biden and his incompetent foreign policy crew have fucked up literally everything they've touched. Afghanistan fiasco. Border collapse. Oil policy facepalm. Pushing China and India closer to Russia. Sucking up to Venezuela and literally begging Mohammed Bin Salman for favors.

In Ukraine they took a bad situation and poured gasoline on the fire. Now they're actually depleting our own missile stocks for this total waste. Impeach this asshole. Overthrow Zelensky and hustle his little ass out to Miami.
Posted by: Billy Budd || 06/26/2022 10:10 Comments || Top||

#7  We see the "Skidmark" back to his usual tricks of posting spin, lies and other garbage from the British tabloids.

Nope. It's Skid have fun at your expense.
Posted by: badanov || 06/26/2022 10:32 Comments || Top||

#8  *shrug* badanov has the spin, lies and other garbage from Russian and Ukrainian sources taken care of, so Skidmark and others are providing other sources to help us triangulate on what is actually happening.

As are our visitors, who really have no business being upset that we take everything they post under advisement as well.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2022 13:12 Comments || Top||

#9  I think the 90% destroyed is actual fact based on satellite imagery.

Shouldn't be 'opinion'
Posted by: lord garth || 06/26/2022 18:33 Comments || Top||

Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: June 25th, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Korrespndent] 23:52 The decision on the status of a candidate for Ukraine was made "in 30 seconds," Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Olga Stefanishyna said on the air of the telethon. According to her, immediately after the discussion about the Balkan countries, there was a mood for a difficult consideration of the issue of Ukraine - and suddenly information came that the decision had been made.

The Deputy Prime Minister named the third country that hesitated over Ukraine - this is Portugal, which has long maintained skepticism. As for Hungary, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, Zelensky's conversation with Orban on the eve of the EU summit played an important role.

22:59 Zelensky said in an evening video message that “Russian missile strikes are not just the destruction of our infrastructure, they are also very cynical, calculated pressure on the emotions of our people, able to break the spirit of Ukrainians."

The President recalled that the fifth month of a full-scale war began today: "The occupiers were going to capture most of our country on the fifth day, but they were forced to arrange such a missile display for the fifth month, which strategically does not change anything for Russia."

The head of state also said that on Monday, June 27, he would participate in the G7 summit: "The NATO summit will also be held this week. 45 missiles in half a day - and just on the eve of the meetings. Everything is clear. Another confirmation of our position. This is confirmation, that sanctions packages against Russia are not enough, more armed assistance is needed for Ukraine, and air defense systems - modern systems that our partners have - should not be in training grounds or in storage, but in Ukraine, where they are needed now.

22:47 The status of a candidate member of the EU gives Ukraine access to financial assistance and support programs totaling 14 billion euros, Adviser to the Prime Minister Kirill Kryvolap said on the air of the telethon. According to him, Kyiv will also get access to EU structural funds: "Ukraine can count on 90 billion euros a year of international assistance for 2-2.5 years."

22:45 Ukrainians who have entered Russia will be allowed to cross the border even without documents, Vereshchuk said on the air of the telethon: "We have an agreement with the border guards - if the Ukrainians manage to reach the border with Ukraine, we will let them through without passports, without identity documents.” "The main thing is to find a way to return home. Call us, we will help with tickets, help with passport documents."

According to her, the Russian-Ukrainian border is closed, so now people get back to Ukraine through third countries - mainly Estonia and Latvia. The Ministry of Reintegration intends to launch free buses from these countries.

22:39 Switzerland can start providing consular services to Russia and Ukraine, Swiss President Ignazio Cassis said, BBC reports. According to Kassis, Ukraine asked Switzerland for such a service - to provide consular assistance to its citizens who now live in Russia. And now, according to him, retaliatory negotiations are continuing with Moscow.

In a similar pattern - in the absence of diplomatic relations after the 2008 war - Switzerland helps Georgian citizens in Russia and Russians in Georgia. The Swiss embassy in Tbilisi has a department of Russian interests, and the embassy in Moscow has a department of Georgian interests.

22:06 As a result of today's attacks by Russians on the city of Sarny, Rivne region, three people were killed and four injured, said the head of the OVA Vitaliy Koval. Rescue robots continue.

22:03 Russia is not ready for serious negotiations, Igor Zhovkva, deputy head of the Presidential Office, said on the air of the telethon: "The main 'negotiations' are taking place on the battlefield." Zhovkva is sure that the topic of negotiations with the Russian Federation will not be the main one either at the OSCE summit or at the G7 summit.

21:57 Russia must respect all the rights of British citizens Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin "sentenced" in the "DNR", British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons said: "This is a fictitious case. It is completely unacceptable to talk about them as mercenaries. They are not mercenaries. "They are prisoners of war. They fought on the basis of the same contract as the Ukrainians, on the same terms as the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They have rights that Russia violates. That is why Russia must respect their rights." Simmons assured that everything possible is being done to free the British.

21:46 The leaders of the G7 countries have previously agreed on an embargo on Russian gold, Reuters reports citing sources. Gold exports are the second largest source of profit in the Russian state budget after energy exports. The 48th G7 Leaders' Summit will be held at the Bavarian castle of Elmau in Germany from 26 to 28 June.

21:34 In the Krasnopolsky community of the Sumy region this afternoon, two Russian helicopters, without flying into the territory of Ukraine, fired six missiles at one of the villages, said the head of the OVA Dmitry Zhivitsky. As a result, civilian infrastructure was destroyed and damaged - a hospital, a cultural center, a library, a school. The enemy also dropped two munitions onto the territory of the community from a drone. In all cases, there were no casualties.

21:12 Ukrainian troops withdrew from the destroyed Severodonetsk in the direction of Lysichansk, Major General Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said in an interview with Reuters: "The actions taking place in the Severodonetsk area are a tactical regrouping of our troops. This is a retreat to advantageous positions to obtain a tactical advantage .Ukrainian forces are moving to higher ground to continue defensive operations."

20:47 Ukraine does not intend to take steps towards joining NATO, realizing the futility of such efforts because of the positions of individual countries of the alliance, Igor Zhovkva, deputy head of the OP, said in an interview with the Financial Times.
So much for Turkey’s attempted quid pro quo with Sweden about the Kurds.
20:16 On the territory of the Rivne region, the Russians launched two missile strikes in the evening, hit infrastructure facilities. Previously without casualties, said the head of the OVA Vitaliy Koval.

18:51 Lukashenka told Putin at a meeting in St. Petersburg that Lithuania's isolation of Kaliningrad is "actually a declaration of war." Lukashenka also asked Putin to help with a "mirror response" to NATO air flights with nuclear weapons near the borders of Belarus and said that Minsk is concerned about the "confrontational policy" of Poland and Lithuania: "We are very stressed by the confrontation policy pursued by the neighboring states of Poland and Lithuania. The policy is disgusting, the behavior is aggressive."

In turn, Putin told Lukashenka that the Americans have 200 nuclear tactical munitions in Europe, and 257 aircraft have been prepared for their possible use: “We must take care of our security. over the next few months, we will transfer the Iskander-M RTK to Belarus."

18:37 After the withdrawal of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russians are fixed in the areas of Severodonetsk, Sirotinoye, Voronovoye and Borovsky, the General Staff reports. At the same time, their assaults in other places were repulsed.

18:34 As a result of another shelling of Kharkov, the nuclear subcritical installation Source of Neutrons was damaged. The buildings and infrastructure of the industrial site were damaged, the SNRCU reported. The radiation background in the experimental hall of the building is within the normal range, the installation itself has been transferred to a deep subcritical state.

18:07 The Russian army occupied Severodonetsk, the Ukrainian military retreated to more fortified positions , said the head of the military administration of the city Alexander Stryuk: "The city is completely under the occupation of the Russian Federation, which is already trying to establish its own rules there - a commandant has been appointed, he is collecting some kind of asset. The city so destroyed that it will be difficult for people to cope with this situation."

According to Stryuk, the civilians who were on the territory of the Azot plant are partially leaving it, and propaganda videos are being filmed with them. Now there is no opportunity to leave the city for the territory controlled by Ukraine - only for the occupied ones.

Kadyrov said that 800 civilians had been "liberated" from the territory of the Azot plant. The head of the Lugansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai, said a few days ago that 568 people remained at Azot, including 38 children - mostly employees of the enterprise and their families, they refused to evacuate.

17:56 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation confirmed the data of British intelligence that the Southern Group of Russian troops in Ukraine is commanded by General of the Army Sergei Surovikin. According to DW, this was reported by a representative of the Russian ministry. Earlier, British intelligence reported that since the beginning of June, the Russian high command could remove several generals from key operational command positions, including the commander of the Southern Group of Forces, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov.

17:28 Russia's war against Ukraine is forcing NATO to reconsider the issue of building up its military potential, said the head of the British armed forces, Admiral Tony Radakin. According to him, NATO is assessing its resources, as well as how quickly it can respond in the event of an escalation with the Russian Federation.

16:49 At the NATO summit in Madrid, Poland will raise the issue of increasing the alliance's grouping on its territory, said Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak. According to him, the NATO grouping needs to be increased to the size of a brigade, that is, about 8,000 people. The minister also expects the summit to strengthen coordination on military assistance to Ukraine.

16:13 Rogozin said that Roskosmos has begun mass production of the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles. According to him, by the end of the year, one of the regiments of the Uzhur missile formation, which is deployed in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, will receive new Sarmatians.

15:50 Culeba announced support for Moldova in its plans to join the EU sanctions: "We support the people and the government of friendly Moldova against the backdrop of regular threats from Moscow. Threats to other states are all that Russia has left after decades of a failed policy based on aggression, coercion and disrespect. It only shows Russia's weakness."

14:55 At the request of the SBU, about 500 pro-Russian YouTube channels with an audience of more than 15 million subscribers have been blocked. The topics of the channels were "absurd fakes about "biological laboratories" and radio-controlled geese." 1529 Telegram channels and bots, 426 accounts on Instagram, 93 on Facebook, 1050 on TikTok were transferred for blocking.

13:47 A new stamp from Ukrposhta will be released on June 28, it will depict the Mriya plane. The illustration was drawn by an eleven-year-old schoolgirl from Volyn last year for the contest What is Ukraine for me?

13:20 The command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine told the details of the night massive missile attack on Ukraine. Russian troops fired more than 50 missiles of various types - air, sea and land-based. So, for the first time from the territory of Belarus, the enemy used Tu-22M3 long-range bombers. The Russians also resumed shelling of Ukraine with the use of Iskander complexes based in Belarus.

Kh-22 missiles launched by Tu-22M3, as well as missiles of the Iskander and Tochka-U complexes flew from Belarus in the northern direction. In the southern direction, the Russians used Onyx missiles of the Bastion operational-tactical complex, which can be based in the Crimea. And Caliber cruise missiles launched from ships hit targets in western Ukraine.

The command noted that Kh-22, Oniks, Iskander missiles are extremely difficult targets for air defense. Onyx and Kh-22 fly at a speed of more than 3000 km / h, and Iskander - along a ballistic trajectory (canopy).

12:37 The Ministries of Finance of Ukraine and Germany signed an agreement on providing Ukraine with 1 billion euros in grant funding, the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance said. The funds will be directed to the state budget to finance priority social and humanitarian spending during martial law.

12:13 Johnson said that he could resign if he had to stop helping Ukraine due to growing economic problems in his own country, but so far he does not see such a scenario: "If it so happened that I had to to abandon the Ukrainian case, because it would become too complicated, and the cost of supporting these people would become too high against the backdrop of inflation, economic harm - then I would have to admit that I had lost a very important argument, and I would have left."

11:39 It made no sense to hold Severodonetsk, Khariton Starsky, press officer of the Rapid Response Brigade of the National Guard, said on the air of the telethon: "The point of the withdrawal is to save the lives of our soldiers, who are now responsible for the defense of this city. The situation in Severodonetsk resembles the situation in Rubizhne, which was practically wiped off the face of the earth by Russian bombs and Russian shells, and to keep it, despite the fact that it is more than 90% destroyed, does not really make much sense."

11:37 Klitschko said that yesterday, allegedly on his behalf, the mayors of several European capitals were sent requests for communication via ZOOM from a fake postal address. "Since our friends respond quickly and support us, the mayors of Berlin and Madrid agreed to talk. And with the help of DeepFake technology, the attacker spoke to them, posing as Klitschko," the mayor of Kyiv wrote and urged law enforcement to investigate these cases.

11:33 Today's missile strikes from the territory of Belarus are a large-scale provocation of the Russian Federation with the aim of further drawing Belarus into the war against Ukraine , the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense said. This is the first case of an air strike on Ukraine directly from the territory of Belarus.

For today's missile strikes, six Tu-22M3 aircraft were involved, which launched 12 Kh-22 cruise missiles. The launch line is a district of the city of Petrikov, not far from Mozyr, approximately 50-60 kilometers from the state border of Ukraine. The bombers took off from the Shaikovka airport in the Kaluga region of the Russian Federation. Further through the territory of the Kaluga and Smolensk regions they entered the airspace of Belarus. After the launch of the missiles, they returned to the Shaikovka airport on the territory of the Russian Federation. The blow was inflicted on the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy regions.

11:04 Berlin police are investigating the incident with the deepfake "Klitschko", with whom the mayor of the German capital Franziska Giffay spoke via video link, writes DW. The mayor said that the first 15 minutes of a conversation with an impostor posing as the mayor of Kyiv did not arouse her suspicions. But then the fake “Klitschko” asked to talk about Ukrainian refugees trying to get benefits, to assist in the return of young Ukrainians to their homeland, and finally asked if the Berlin authorities could help Kyiv to hold a gay pride parade.

Later, in a comment to Bild, the real Vitali Klitschko said that he did not call Giffey and expressed the hope that he would still be able to talk to her in person, to which Giffey replied that with pleasure.

11:01 In the Donetsk region, Russians were actively shooting this night in the Bakhmut district - in the Bakhmut, Toretsk, Soledar and Svetlodar communities. It is known about one dead and two wounded in Bakhmut, said the head of the OVA Pavel Kirilenko.

10:57 In the Zhytomyr region this morning, the Russians fired about 30 missiles, of which about ten were shot down, said the head of the OVA, Vitaly Bunechko. The shelling was carried out by Russian aircraft from Belarus, the missiles were aimed at infrastructure facilities in the region. There is information about minor damage to the military infrastructure, one soldier was killed, one was injured.

10:55 BBC journalists, together with colleagues from the Mediazon publication and volunteers, verified the death of 4,010 Russians in Ukraine from open sources. Leadership in losses continues to hold Dagestan (218), Buryatia (174) and Krasnodar Territory (134).

10:44 Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar criticized those who announced the withdrawal of troops from Severodonetsk, because military operations were disrupted because of this: "Public demonstration by civilians of awareness of the course of military operations and reporting this on social networks before the official statements of the General Staff partly disrupts military operations - as it was yesterday and the day before yesterday in Severodonetsk. When they simply did not let the Armed Forces of Ukraine finish what was planned."

10:42 The war in Ukraine will end with peaceful negotiations, but first the West wants to ensure the strongest possible negotiating position for Kiev, Stoltenberg said in an interview with El País: "Most likely, this war will end at the negotiating table. Our responsibility is to ensure the strongest possible position of Ukraine and help it to remain a sovereign and independent European nation. And the best way to do this is to provide strong military support, economic support and tough sanctions against Russia."

The Secretary General noted that "peace can always be achieved if you give up," but the Ukrainians are "ready to pay a very high price, to sacrifice themselves" for their freedom and the right not to submit to Russian rule. "It is not for us to tell them how far their sacrifices must go," he added.

10:36 As a result of rocket attacks in the Zhytomyr region, at least one military man was killed, said the head of the OVA Vitaliy Bunechko.

10:34 The Russians will need at least 3-4 weeks to return to Belarus a powerful strike group capable of resuming the offensive on the northern border of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitsky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine. At the same time, he added that an offensive from the north depends on how successful the enemy is in the eastern and southern directions: “Especially in the east, how quickly he can complete the tasks that he sets for himself. And the enemy’s immediate task is to reach the administrative borders Lugansk, and then - Donetsk regions".

10:25 In the Khmelnitsky region, air defense forces shot down two enemy missiles, said the head of the OVA, Serhiy Gamaly. Fragments of one of them fell in the forest in the Kamenetz-Podolsk region, the second - in the rural garden of one of the communities of the Khmelnytsky region. There were no dead or wounded; windows and doors in several residential buildings were damaged in the Khmelnytsky region.

10:21 Starting from August, certain events will take place that will demonstrate to the whole world that a turning point is beginning, Major General Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said on ITV News. "Ukraine will return to the borders of 1991, and we are not considering any other scenarios. By the end of the year, active hostilities will drop to almost zero. We will regain control over our territories in the foreseeable future," he stressed.

Budanov acknowledged that part of the success of the Ukrainian army now depends on international support, and noted the recent UK offer to train 10,000 Ukrainian troops.

10:13 Part of the group of Russian Black Sea Fleet ships returned to their bases due to a storm, but the likelihood of a missile strike from the Black Sea in Ukraine is still present. Now there are two missile ships and a large landing ship of the Russian Federation near the borders of Ukraine, OK Pivden reported.

10:11 In the Luhansk region, as a result of the shelling of the village of Maloryazantsevo, a mother with two children was wounded, they are in the hospital, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai. The enemy shelled Severodonetsk with artillery, hits were recorded on the Azot and Fiberglass plants. A dead man was found in Lisichansk, and there were numerous damages to houses in the city.

10:07 NATO countries at the summit in Madrid on June 28-30 will agree on a full package of assistance to Ukraine, Stoltenberg said in an interview with El País.

10:03 The General Staff announced the estimated losses of the enemy on the morning of June 25. The enemy suffered the greatest losses in the Bakhmut and Kurakhovsky directions.

  • personnel - about 34,700 (+170) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1511 (+4),

  • armored combat vehicles - 3645 (+8),

  • artillery systems - 764 (+5),

  • MLRS - 241 (+0),

  • air defense systems - 99 (+0),

  • aircraft - 217 (+1),

  • helicopters - 184 (+1),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 626 (+4),

  • cruise missiles - 137 (+0),

  • ships/boats - 14 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 2560 (+7),

  • special equipment - 60 (+0).

09:37 In the Kharkiv region, nine people were injured in a day, one person died, Oleg Sinegubov, head of the OVA, said. The enemy launched rocket attacks on the Kievsky and Nemyshlyansky districts of Kharkov, and fired at the Bogodukhovsky, Kharkovsky, Izyumsky and Chuguevsky regions on the territory of the region.

09:31 British intelligence notes that Ukraine can rebuild the defense in the Severodonetsk-Lysichansk sector, as Russian armored units continue to advance on the southern outskirts of the concentration area.

Intelligence also reports that since the beginning of June, the high command of the Russian Federation could remove several generals from key operational command posts, including the commander of the Southern Group of Forces, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov. His place may be taken by Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin.

08:55 The Russians fired at a military facility in the Yavoriv region tonight, the head of the Lviv OVA, Maxim Kozitsky, said. According to preliminary information, two missiles were shot down, four more flew. Four people were injured.

08:39 Russians fired 20 missiles at the Desna village in the Chernihiv region, OK Pivnich reported. The missiles were launched from the territory of Belarus, from aircraft and from the ground. It is known about the destruction of infrastructure facilities, previously without casualties.

08:29 In the Zhytomyr region, the enemy fired 24 rockets tonight, military facilities around the city were fired at, Zhytomyr Mayor Sergei Sukhomlin said.

08:12 Massive nighttime missile strikes on Ukraine were carried out by Russian aircraft from the territory of Belarus, reports Belaruski Gayun. According to the monitoring group, the scheme looks like this: "aircraft take off from the airfields of the Russian Federation, enter the airspace of Belarus, fly close to the border with Ukraine, launch missiles until the plane is over Belarus (so that it is not shot down), turn around, and also return back to RF".

07:49 The Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the assault of the Russians in the direction of Vladimirovka - Pokrovskoye and in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Udy, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in the morning report . In the Severodonetsk direction, the occupiers fired from cannon artillery at the areas of the settlements of Lisichansk, Spornoe and Volcheyarovka. They launched an airstrike in the Lisichansk area, they tried to block the city from the south.

07:43 At night, the enemy again fired at the Krivoy Rog region - Shirokovskaya and Zelenodolsk communities fell under artillery strikes, said the head of the Dnipropetrovsk OVA Valentin Reznichenko. A woman was injured in Zelenodolsk, a country house was damaged.

07:41 In the Black Sea, four Russian ships are in readiness for missile strikes, said Sergey Bratchuk, the speaker of the Odesa OVA. According to him, in the southern direction, the enemy is trying to regain lost positions, but suffer losses.

05:25 Mayor of Nikolaev Alexander Senkevich reports explosions in the city.

04:10 The head of the Chernihiv OVA, Vyacheslav Chaus, announced the rocket attack on the village of Desna.

02:17 Turn Alive Foundation purchased 20 PD-2 drones with mobile ground stations for a total of $8.5 million. "This technique, purchased with public money, is already on the way to professional, experienced pilots," said Taras Chmut, director of the fund.

00:42 The US Department of Defense approves the withdrawal of troops from Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region, Sky News writes with reference to a representative of the department. "By leaving Severodonetsk, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in a position where they can better defend themselves," the Pentagon official explained.

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From the Russian Perspective: Operation on Denazification of Ukraine: operational summary June 25th (updated)
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

Kindly note that several entries in this article were removed because they included discussions of the grand strategic level.

[NewsFrontInfo] 23:39 The RF Armed Forces have intercepted the operational initiative in the direction of Kharkov and are putting pressure on the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​Uda, Tsupovka, Dementievka and Verkhniy Saltov. A direct threat to Kharkov and Chuguev has not yet been created - so far, the UAF is gradually taking away what was lost in May during the counteroffensive of the UAF to the border.

22:31 A total of 284 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hit by Russian operational-tactical and army aviation, as well as missile forces and artillery.

15:40 A new head of the village of Kardashinka, Kherson region, has been appointed. The head of the Golopristan CAA, Gennady Nedyalkov, introduced the new head of the village administration, Tselorungo Victoria, to the residents of the village of Kardashinka.

13:02 In Ukraine, low-quality body armor was sold to the Ukrainian military, the country's prosecutor general's office said. According to the department, the suspect posted advertisements for the sale of bulletproof vests, which allegedly have armor plates made of high-quality factory steel, on social networks.

In fact, the protection elements were made in a handicraft way using low-quality metal plates that do not meet the stated quality standards, are pierced by bullets and are ineffective even from shrapnel.

12:00 More than 300 Ukrainian military and foreign mercenaries and 35 units of heavy weapons were destroyed in the Nikolaev area in a day.

11:02 Combat work calculation of the Kornet anti-tank missile system of the Airborne Forces unit. The crew of an unmanned aerial vehicle discovered a camouflaged firing position of armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at an abandoned enterprise. Having received the task, the Kornet mobile anti-tank system arrived in the designated area, deployed weapons and, according to the received target designations, destroyed the detected firing point.

09:40 Ukraine will receive an additional batch of MLRS HIMARS from the United States in mid-July - CNN.

08:12 Russian servicemen delivered more than 150 tons of humanitarian aid to civilians of the liberated settlements of the Kharkiv region.

08:10 On objects of the Ukrainian insurgents in the Lvov area some rocket strikes were put. Location - presumably, the area of ​​​​the Yavorovsky training ground.

08:04 Rocket strikes were carried out on targets in the Kyiv region.

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#2  The war was lost months ago. It is foolish and criminal to prolong it by even one day. Biden must force Zelensky back to the negotiating table -- without preconditions and with no more of this nonsense about how Ukraine "will" win because it "must" win and all that bullshit.

The European people see that the US led war against Russia is a total failure. The sanctions are hurting the West far more than they hurt Russia. The Ukrainians have suffered vastly greater losses than the Russians have. Ukraine as an independent self-sustaining nation has been utterly extinguished.

A totally predictable but nonetheless astonishing disaster. Truly amazing, for both its speed and its scope.
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#3  I am reminded of two old heavyweight boxers, wearily punching once more, and once more, and once more again in the third round, hoping to be the last one standing when the bell rings.
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#4  A heavyweight vs a flyweight.
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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: June 25th, 2022
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[NewsFrontInfo] 22:11 Severodonetsk is completely liberated, including the entire industrial zone of the Azot plant. All civilian hostages have been released. Borovskoye, Voronovo and Sirotino were liberated. The remnants of the enemy forces from Severodonetsk withdrew to Lisichansk.

21:24 ONF with the support of the NM LPR submitted humanitarian aid to the liberated cities of Zolote and Gorskoye

20:16 The head of the DPR has settled the issues of leasing state property in the liberated territories

The State Property Fund of the DPR, as the lessor of state property and other property under its management, and other lessors of state property located in the liberated areas, is instructed to ensure the conclusion of preliminary lease agreements for such property when potential tenants apply.

18:44 As a result of the shelling of the Kuibyshevsky district, apartment buildings on the street were damaged. Slepneva, 82, 83.

18:28 The LPR army reports that the industrial zone of the Azot plant has been taken under the full control of the RF Armed Forces and the LPR army. The liberation of Severodonetsk is coming to an end. Lisichansk is next in line, where fighting has already begun today.

18:15 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleymonovka: seven shells of 152mm caliber were fired.
n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Makeevka (Chervonogvardeisky district): eight shells of 155mm caliber were fired.

17:40 Decree of the Head of the DPR No. 319 of June 25, 2022 amended the Decree of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic of March 26, 2022 No. 104

"On the temporary procedure for using Ukrainian hryvnia in cash on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic." According to the changes, the conversion of cash Ukrainian hryvnia into a non-cash Russian ruble with crediting no later than the next business day to a bank account in Russian rubles at the rate of 1.5 Russian rubles for one Ukrainian hryvnia. Also, Decree No. 104 is extended until October 1, 2022. The document comes into force on June 25, 2022.

17:30 The head of the military-civilian administration of Severodonetsk Alexander Stryuk said that the city itself has completely come under the control of the RF Armed Forces.

17:25 According to the operational lines of the DPR JCCC, information was received about damage as a result of shelling of the VFU of the following settlements:

Donetsk, Kuibyshevsky district:
- st. Slepneva, 82, 83 - apartment buildings.

n.p. Yasinovataya:
- st. Svobody, 14, 15, 16, 31, 33, 35 - private residential buildings;
- st. Petrovsky, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19 - private residential buildings;
- st. Kalinina, 25, 27 - private residential buildings;
- st. Chkalova, 83 - a private residential building;
- st. Lesnaya, 68 - a private residential building.

17:15 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Pervomaiskoye - Donetsk (Kirov, Kuibyshevsky districts): six shells of 152mm caliber were fired.
n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Mikhailovka: eight shells of 152mm caliber were fired.

15:42 Bad news is coming from Svyatogorsk. As it turned out, the Svyatogorsk Holy Dormition Lavra has not been liberated. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are located near it, on the mountain near the monument to Artyom, their military equipment is located on the territory of the Lavra. Monks and pilgrims are being held hostage. The bridge that leads to the Lavra has been blown up on both sides. Whether the monks and the laity have food is unknown. They didn't have electricity. How the hostages feel now is also unknown ...

16:08 Fixing the consequences of shellingPetrovsky district of the city of Donetsk 06/24/2022

Military experts of the JCCC DPR confirmed the fact that the enemy shelled the Petrovsky district of Donetsk from their positions located in the area of ​​the settlement. The desired Second with the use of artillery systems with a caliber of 152mm.

Responsibility area of ​​the 54th OMBR (commander - Colonel Maistrenko Alexey Sergeevich, head of artillery of the 54th OMBR - Lieutenant Colonel Golenko A.S.).

As a result of the shelling, a woman born in 1983 died.

Damage was also recorded at St. Revyakina, 37 (multi-apartment residential building).

15:35 The referendum on the entry of Donbass into Russia will be held on a light breath:

“We have been waiting for eight years when we return to the Russian Federation, when we return home,” said the head of the city of Torez.

15:32 Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar said that due to premature publications about the withdrawal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Severodonetsk, the operation was disrupted. According to an official from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, "these publications made on social networks simply did not allow the troops to complete what was planned in Severodonetsk."

It is noteworthy that the loss of control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over Severodonetsk was previously confirmed not only by Ukrainian propagandists like Yuriy Butusov, but also by the Ukrainian governor Sergei Gaidai, as well as the US Department of Defense.

15:18 The Armed Forces of Ukraine used the American MLRS M142 Himars for the first time in Donbass at 80 km.

15:16 Kulemzin: Yesterday, a boy born in 2009, who received numerous shrapnel wounds during the shelling of the Petrovsky district by the Ukrainian Nazis, replenished the Alley of Angels. He died in the intensive care unit of the RCCH.

15:13 Forces of the LPR and the Russian Federation took control of the mine in Lisichansk and one of the factories - People's militia in an interview with RIA Novosti

15:02 TASS: Forces of the LPR and the Russian Federation entered Lisichansk, fighting is going on inside the city.

14:49 The mayor of Severodonetsk Alexander Stryuk said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine 'almost left' the city.

13:30 Report of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine (06/25/2022)

Operational tactical and army aviation, missile forces and artillery hit manpower and military equipment in 284 districts, two ammunition depots and rocket and artillery weapons in the Volcheyarovka area of ​​the Luhansk People's Republic, as well as artillery and mortar units in 43 districts.

As part of the counterbattery combat, precision-guided weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Donetsk direction hit: eight artillery platoons of the Uragan MLRS in the areas of Kurakhovo, Ukrainsk, Novoselovka Vtoraya, Vozdvizhenka and two artillery platoons in the areas of Ukrainsk, Yasnobrodovka, which shelled the city of Donetsk and other settlements of the Donetsk Narodnaya Republic.

As a result of air, missile and artillery strikes, more than 780 nationalists, eight tanks and other armored combat vehicles, three Uragan MLRS combat vehicles, 10 field artillery guns and mortars, 13 special vehicles were destroyed.

13:23 The RF Armed Forces destroyed a platoon of artillery pieces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Reconnaissance of the positions of Ukrainian nationalists was carried out by UAV crews.

13:17 A total of 800 civilians released from the territory of the Azot plant - Ramzan Kadyrov.

13:15 The Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to escape from the cauldron in Gorsky and Zolote. The remnants of the neo-Nazi group defeated in Gorsky and Zolotoy are trying to break out of the encirclement through the northeastern outskirts of Gorsky in the area of ​​​​ul. Steppe. This is according to project sources.@wargonzoon the Donbas front line.

Separate detachments of Ukrainian militants go through the fields, where they are massively undermined by their own mines.

13:10 Kadyrov: The industrial zone of Severodonetsk and the airport are completely free! I thank my dear Brother, assistant to the Head of the Chechen Republic Apta Alaudinov and the commander of the second corps of the people's militia of the LPR "Adler".

A total of 800 civilians were liberated from the territory of the Azot plant. The airport is being cleaned from the remnants of gangs, its entire territory is controlled. Also, work is underway to clean up the settlement of Borovskoye. One of the difficult points of the Ukrainian defense did not last long!

12:58 VFU shelled Vladimirovka, a man was wounded.

11:57 The Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the buildings of the Megatex plant in Konstantinovka, destroying up to 80 Polish mercenaries, eight Grad installations -- Statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

11:54 Fire was detected from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement.
-- Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: three shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

11:30 Ukrainian military who surrendered in Zolote told that he was trained under the guidance of English and American instructors. According to him, many Ukrainian military want to surrender, but are afraid.

11:26 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement.

--Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: six missiles were fired from the BM-21 Grad.

11:12 Full restoration of Mariupol will take from three to five years - Chairman of the Public Chamber of the DPR Alexander Kofman.

11:05 Kulemzin: According to updated information, as a result of night shelling, the glass windows, the canopy of the 1st entrance, as well as the asphalt pavement near the apartment building on the street were damaged. Revyakina, 37.

11:00 DPR forces, with the support of the Russian Armed Forces, continue to break the positions of Ukrainian formations. In the areas of Avdievka, Kamyshevka and Pervomaisky, three BM-21 Grad MLRS, two M-777 howitzers and one tank were destroyed. Three enemy firing points were suppressed.

10:40 The US Department of Defense approved the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Severodonetsk - Sky News

10:38 According to official data of the DPR JCCC since the beginning of the escalation as of 10:30 06/25/22

During the 129 days of the escalation, 199 civilians were killed, incl. 12 children.

Complete data on the dead civilians in the territory liberated during the NWO are being established.

On the territory within the borders before the start of the NMD, 929 civilians received injuries of varying severity, incl. 69 children.

In the territory liberated during the NMD, 1,440 civilians were injured, incl. 78 children.

Total: 2369 including children - 147.


— 4,906 residential buildings;
— 1,062 civil infrastructure facilities, incl. 64 medical institutions, 202 educational institutions, 378 social security facilities, 30 critical infrastructure facilities, 388 electricity, water and gas supply facilities. The VFU is under attack from Petrovsky and Kuibyshevsky districts of Donetsk, Makeevka, Gorlovka and Signalnoe.
- 577 vehicles.

At the moment, it is impossible to establish for certain the data on damage and destruction of residential housing constructions and civil infrastructure facilities in the territory liberated during the NWO.

During the 129 days of the escalation of the JCCC of the DPR, 4,908 facts of firing were recorded, of which 4,587 were using heavy weapons.

In total, the enemy fired 42,048 ammunition of various calibers, including 30 rockets fromOTRK "Tochka-U", 14 MLRS missilesBM-30 "Smerch", 112 MLRS missilesBM-27 "Hurricane"and 7,368 BM-21 Grad MLRS missiles.

10:24 The JCCC of the LPR reports: the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked Svatovo in the LPR from the Tochka-U tactical missile system.

10:15 Daily official summary of the DPR JCCC from 03:00 June 24 to 03:00 June 25

Over the past day Representationreportedabout 30 facts of firing by the VFU.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used - MLRS "Hurricane", "Grad", a tank, artillery 152mm and 122mm, mortars 120mm.

On Gorlovsky - artillery 152mm and 122mm, mortars 120mm, RPG/SPG.

Having fired 169 units of various ammunition.

Under enemy fire were areas of ten settlements of the Republic: the capital city of Donetsk (Kyiv, Kirov, Kuibyshevsky and Petrovsky districts), Gorlovka (settlement of Gagarin sh-ty, settlement of Izotov sh-ty, microdistrict Komarova, settlement sh -ty Rumyantsev), Makeevka (village dugout), Golmovsky, Panteleymonovka, Mikhailovka, Yelenovka, Yasinovataya, Aleksandrovka, Signalnoe.

Over the past day, information has been received about death of four civilians, incl. boy born in 2009 in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.

Two civilians received injuries of varying severity in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk and Yasinovataya.

Damaged nine houses in Petrovskyi, Kuibyshev districts of Donetsk, Makeevke, Gorlovka and Signaloye.

AT previous 34 shellings were recorded from the side of the VFU per day.

09:19 As a result of the night shelling by the Nazis of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, a girl born in 1983 was killed.

09:11 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement.

--Krasnogorovka - n.p. Staromikhaylovka: fired six mines in 120mm caliber.

08:17 Deputies amended the Law of the DPR "On the social protection of war veterans." According to the changes, persons taking part in the SVO on the territory of Ukraine will be endowed with the status of a participant in hostilities.

08:05 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement.

--Victory - n.p. Kremenets: fired five shells of 122mm caliber;

08:00 Night in Donetskworked PVO.

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Thank You SCOTUS? Stock Market Rallies After Court Overturns Roe
[Free Beacon] The stock market rallied on Friday in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade, with all three major Wall Street indexes snapping monthlong losing streaks.

The Dow Jones spiked early in Friday's session just as the Supreme Court announced its groundbreaking ruling. It remained strong and rallied into the close up more than 800 points, capping off the first week of gains this month. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted gains on Friday of about 3 percent.
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#1  Waiting to see how it responds to nationalization of US oil companies.
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The Grand Turk
Turkey's banned musicians sing the blues in run-up to 2023 vote
Totalitarians gotta total.
[Rudaw] A tattooed pop star banned for her slinky dresses and support for women's rights. Kurdish artists blacklisted and concerts cancelled out of concern for alcohol-fuelled frolicking between boys and girls.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
's summer festival season is off to a politically charged start that foreshadows the cultural battles brewing in the polarised country in the run-up to next year's election -- the toughest of President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
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#3  Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First must have seen this in a re-run, having serious nightmares...

Posted by: Bigfoot Spairong8002 || 06/26/2022 10:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Perfect, Bigfoot Spairong8002. Absolutely perfect.
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PA frees 14 of its security officers accused of beating Abbas critic to death
Green on green.
[IsraelTimes] Risk of COVID outbreak cited as reason for releasing on bail those on trial for Nizar Banat’s death; rights advocate says move ’illegal’ without judicial order

Fourteen Paleostinian security force members on trial over the killing of prominent activist muppet Nizar Banat, whose death sparked rare protests against the Paleostinian Authority, have been released on bail, multiple sources said Wednesday.

The group formally asked for their release on Tuesday, which was granted by the prosecution on the condition that they attend their court hearings, a top Paleostinian security official who requested anonymity told AFP.

The risk of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
spreading in the West Bank prison where they were held was cited as grounds for their release in a letter seen by AFP, written by the prosecutor responsible for oversight of Paleostinian security forces, Abdelnasser Jarrar.

Banat’s widow slammed that justification and further charged that Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
...aka Abu Mazen, a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial. While no Yasser Arafat, he has his own brand of evil, just a little more lowercase....
’s administration could not credibly judge her husband’s accused killers.

"The murderer cannot be a judge," Jihan Banat told AFP, describing the decision to release the suspects on bail as "political."

"If the Paleostinian Authority is worried about the spread of the coronavirus, why doesn’t it release all the other prisoners held on charges?"

Banat died in June last year after security forces stormed his home in the flashpoint city of Hebron and dragged him away.

A post-mortem found he had been beaten on the head, chest, neck, legs and hands, with less than an hour elapsing between his arrest and his death.

The top Paleostinian prosecutor has accused the 14 security force members of beating Banat to death. The PA has promised accountability through a military trial in the West Bank.

The Independent Commission for Human Rights, a Paleostinian public body, said there were "irregularities throughout the release process."

"Preventing the spread of coronavirus does not justify departing from the rule of law," it said.

Majed al-Arouri, a Ramallah-based legal expert and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
advocate, told AFP that the release of the suspects without a judicial order was "illegal" and pointed to wider concerns about the PA’s handling of the case.

"The last six months have revealed an intentional procrastination in court procedures with regard to the people accused of killing Nizar Banat," Arouri said.

"There is real concern about the lack of legitimate court procedures in this case," he added.
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