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Uvalde, Texas school shooting: 18 students, one adult killed, suspected shooter dead
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Uvalde, Texas school shooting: 18 students, one adult killed, suspected shooter dead
[FoxNews] Salvador Ramos,18, killed multiple children and a teacher at an elementary school in Uvalde, a small city located 80 miles west of San Antonio, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said

A mass shooting at a Texas elementary school killed 18 children and one teacher Tuesday and the suspected gunman was killed, Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Abbott identified the suspect as Salvador Ramos, a Uvalde resident, who is also dead and acted alone, authorities said. He had a handgun and possibly a rifle when he opened fire at Robb Elementary School, he said. Two police officers were shot and wounded but were expected to survive, Abbott said.

"Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering," he said in a statement.

The shooter was likely killed by responding officers but the investigation was still ongoing, authorities said.

As the incident unfolded, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News that the shooter had become barricaded inside. The school, located 80 miles west of San Antonio, serves students in the second, third and fourth grades.
PJ Media was liveblogging the story, and adds:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott identified the shooter as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at the local high school.

According to reports, Ramos first killed his grandmother and then proceeded to the school, where he began shooting. He eventually barricaded himself in a room and was later killed by police.
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#4  Uvalde shooter ID'd as Salvador Ramos
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/24/2022 17:15 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ A White Hispanic™
Posted by: Frank G || 05/24/2022 19:32 Comments || Top||

#6  32 people shot, including children, in Dem gun controlled Chicago this past weekend.
Posted by: Crons Tholush7614 || 05/25/2022 1:52 Comments || Top||

#7  ...At least a couple early reports were suggesting that this was a shootout between the shooter and the Border Patrol gone wrong. The reality was bad enough, but I can only imagine the demands that would have been made.

Mike
Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 05/25/2022 7:13 Comments || Top||

#8  19 children and two adults dead. Gavin Newsome blaming Republicans.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/25/2022 9:09 Comments || Top||

#9  Too bad someone hasn't shot Newsomes ass yet.
Posted by: Chris || 05/25/2022 9:13 Comments || Top||

#10  latest report: the guy who killed Ramos was a federal border guard who was himself injured during the incident
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/25/2022 9:49 Comments || Top||

#11  ..and a gun free zone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||

#12  Radio hype guy was pissing all over my seats this morning about this story and gun control. I'll bet a half remaining roll of paper towels the media pimps are not going to like this story in about 6 hours.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 10:22 Comments || Top||

#13 
#7 ...At least a couple early reports were suggesting that this was a shootout between the shooter and the Border Patrol gone wrong. The reality was bad enough, but I can only imagine the demands that would have been made.

Mike


...I spoke too soon:

CNN National Security Analyst: Suspend immigration Enforcement in Uvalde

Mike
Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 05/25/2022 10:50 Comments || Top||

#14  Well that is a spicy take.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 10:59 Comments || Top||

#15  The grave dancing by the Dems is disgusting as it is predictable. They're still trying to piece the bodies together, let alone a decent burial and the Dems are out there with a list of all their most extreme agenda items. Suspend the 2nd Amendment and all border enforcement? Meanwhile Chicago is an open shooting gallery as is NYC, as the latest NYC subway shooter was out on $1 bail. I don't mind the country coming together in grief, but this is being pimped by the media to provide cover to all those Dem run shithole shooting galleries and the POS pols who oversee this carnage every week. Grotesque.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/25/2022 11:24 Comments || Top||

#16  Reports from locals are he escaped apprehension and ran to the school after police responded to the shooting of his grandmother. I hope they sort it out, I would be interested in knowing the entire event. Not that it matters much to the end.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 05/25/2022 11:29 Comments || Top||

#17  Totally agree Rex, was thinking the same thing when I saw a clip of Bidens statements.
Posted by: Chris || 05/25/2022 12:08 Comments || Top||

#18  Various sources are saying second hand the kid was the classic moody loner who sometimes acted out. None of them pointed to any reliable evidence, though.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 12:32 Comments || Top||

#19  Seen a couple things which suggest a bit more than that; like an interest in a particular very trendy lifestyle.

Also, he had some $5K in kit?

All unconfirmed, but I guess others noticed a smell too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 13:14 Comments || Top||

#20  The guns were nice. I'd expect the results he got were the result of serious practice. You could give the same hardware to a couple Chiraq bangas and get 200+ rounds fired, 26 wounded and three maybe four kills.

Which says the human element is the main deal. Just don't expect lefties to agree unless it's a what supremacis.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 13:52 Comments || Top||

#21  And right on cue, Beto just lays a stinking self serving pile of $h!t on every Texan during the ongoing live statements by TX officials. This is pure evil. This is what the face of Godlessness looks like. Not just the shooter, but those who attempt to profit off the corpses of our children.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/25/2022 13:57 Comments || Top||

#22  The people who want to vote for Beetle will, no matter what he says or does. On the other side, leftists will try to turn every word out of Abbott or Paxon's mouth into an impeachable offense.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 13:59 Comments || Top||

#23  Sure he'll pass the hat thrice.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 15:07 Comments || Top||

#24  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: "There is no such thing as being “pro-life” while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place."
Show me one law that lets children be shot in their schools moron.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/25/2022 15:30 Comments || Top||

#25  Single, troubled mother, bullied since childhood for stuttering, increasingly unstable…

Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos once cut up his face with knives ‘just for fun,’ friends say

The gunman who slaughtered 19 kids and two teachers at a Texas elementary school reportedly exhibited increasingly bizarre behavior leading up to the rampage – including cutting up his face with knives just “for fun,” friends said.

Gunman Salvador Ramos’ friend Santos Valdez Jr., 18, said the two had been close, playing video games and basketball regularly, until his friend’s behavior began to “deteriorate,” the Washington Post reported.

At one point, he recounted, Ramos showed up at a park with scratch marks across his face and said he had been attacked by a cat.

“Then he told me the truth, that he’d cut up his face with knives over and over and over,” Valdez told the newspaper

“I was like, ‘You’re crazy, bro, why would you do that?’” he said. Ramos told him it was just “for fun,” Valdez said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2022 16:18 Comments || Top||

#26  Seriously. More to a book than its cover, but I was thinking Richard Ramiriz as soon as I saw his picture.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 16:35 Comments || Top||

#27  And again, the type that will vote for him not only approves of his behavior but expects it. Oh, and check the reporter pronouncing it Beh-to...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 16:47 Comments || Top||

#28  Firearm makers' stocks up...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 17:02 Comments || Top||

#29  Democrat Politicians continue to terminate on campus police in order for school shootings to rise so they can come after your 2nd Amendment Rights. In the meantime, THEIR kids will continue to attend private schools which have much better security than public schools.
Posted by: Cletle Shinese1880 || 05/25/2022 20:22 Comments || Top||

#30  Apparently they gave this subhuman 45 minutes before going into the school after him. One of the first responders said they heard shooting inside for 45 minutes.

Every worthless cop outside should be charged as an accessory.

45 minutes of shooting
Posted by: Silentbrick || 05/25/2022 22:32 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Charlie Kirk interviews Jack Posobiec after he's detained by WEF police
[PostMillennial] Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec appeared on the Charlie Kirk Show on Monday following his detention at the World Economic Forum (WEF) event in Davos, Switzerland.

Posobiec says that he had shown police his passports and press badge an hour prior, and said that he was asked by authorities what Turning Point USA was, and why they were in Davos.Posobiec told Kirk that authorities asked him to turn over video and tried to separate him from his crew, but he did not do so.

"Never once did they explain to us why we were targeted. I want to be clear on something, we had already given our name, our passport, and our press pass, about an hour prior," said Posobiec who then speculated that authorities had independently looked him and his team up after showing them their info.

"We have the First Amendment within the United States of America, however, I am not in the confines of the United States of America right here. So, these police have the ability if they want to, to confiscate things from us... confiscate our cards, start deleting things, and before we can even get legal involved, they could have taken down all of the footage that we've already filmed today for this project... this docuseries to go along with the book that's coming out that's called 'The Great Global Reset.'"

Unlike the experience @JackPosobiec had at #DAVOS, we spent a lot of time with reporters at #CPACHungary. @breeadail https://t.co/eKLNlhba56 pic.twitter.com/nktzlHc2NA— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) May 23, 2022

"We've been filming all day for this, we've been doing live vids, my own Human Events podcast, and the idea that they would come in, take down all of the stuff that we were doing, delete it, and the potential detain me even further. My wife wasn't with me, my brother wasn't with me, we didn't know where everybody was, I didn't even know when the next time I'd be able to get contact out, because again they do not have the First Amendment here, they do not have freedom of the press the same way we do in the United States, with that kind of latitude."

"Unfortunately where you are right now, the most dangerous thing where you are is the government," said Kirk in response, saying that the US wanted to put a similar system in place.

Posobiec signed off from his appearance by giving a direct message to WEF chairman Klaus Schwab, saying: "Mr. Schwab, we're not going anywhere."

This is bullshit, #FREEPOSO https://t.co/iIavOSmULE
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
New Museum With Largest Private Collection Of Military Vehicles Set To Open Memorial Day Weekend
[Travel Awaits] If you’d like to see more than 500 fully restored military vehicles, artillery pieces, naval vessels, and aircraft dating from 1897 to the present, it’s time to start making plans for a trip to Wyoming.

The National Museum of Military Vehicles, a world-class military history museum just outside Dubois, Wyoming, opened in August 2020, but COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions delayed its grand opening. The situation now, however, is different, and the museum’s grand opening will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.
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#1  Go see it soon, because a year from now when the founder dies, his daughter is going to sell it all.
Posted by: Bertie Lumumba1577 || 05/25/2022 2:16 Comments || Top||

#2  After visiting the museum, head west up Hgy 26 to Moran through the Tetons.

Beautiful drive, but watch out for Elk, Moose and falling rocks.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/25/2022 7:11 Comments || Top||

#3  I've been to Bovington, seen Tiger 131 driven around. Everything else is a pale shadow.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/25/2022 8:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Drive?
At these prices?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2022 15:36 Comments || Top||


Ulysses S. Grant revolver set sold for $5.17M at auction
[FoxBusinessNews] Two Remington New Model Army revolvers belonging to Ulysses S. Grant were sold by the Rock Island Auction Company.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Spoke to a Vietnam vet today and he proclaimed that Grant, Carter and Biden were the best USA presidents ever. No way to talk about this. I have seen this mindset several times.
Posted by: Dale || 05/25/2022 15:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Thinking like that ought to be worth at least a 40 percent VA disability Dale.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 15:06 Comments || Top||

#3  What they generally don't talk about Grant as president is that the yellow press was running for 'war over Cuba'. Grant wanted nothing to do with it for the obvious reason he knew the cost of war.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 20:55 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Court sentences 9 men to death for 2011 vendetta shootings that killed 11 in Minya
“The al-Hatfieldullahs and the al-McCoyallahs have been feuding for two millennia, Effendi. The only thing we can do now is hang all of them and shoot the rest.”
[AlAhram] The Minya Criminal Court sentenced on Tuesday nine men to death for killing 11 others in a 2011 vendetta shooting in the governorate.

The court sentenced the nine men to death by hanging and one other to life in prison for the killings that took place in the city of Maghagha, located in the north of the governorate.

The victims were reportedly killed in retaliation for the killing and mutilation of one of the defendants’ relatives.

The court also sentenced another defendant in the trial to 15 years in prison.

Vendetta shootings and blood feuds between families or tribes are not uncommon in Upper Egypt. To deal with the violence the government has enlisted the help of religious institutions like al-Azhar, which launched an initiative for reconciliation between families.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2022 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Our 'betters' will never understand that it took hundreds of years to move feuds from the playing field into the court room where the state was to act as an impartial judge to end the cycle of vendetta. Now that our governmental bodies are no longer competent in delivering such justice, it'll revert back to this.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 7:20 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Artemovsk-Lysichansk highway cut
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

Commentary by Russian military journalist Boris Rozhin

[ColonelCassad] The Artemovsk-Lysichansk highway is cut.

It is reported that our troops took Belogorovka on the Artemovsk-Lysichansk highway, as well as the village of Nagornoye located near Belogorovka (other sources claim that the exit to the highway did not occur in Belogorovka, but near Belogorovka).

Thus, the main supply route of the Severodonetsk grouping was physically cut off (plus, in the Soledar area, it had been under fire control for 3 days already).

Also today Russian forces occupied Toshkovka (there are confirming videos), which posed a threat to the main supply line of the AFU grouping in the Gorsko-Zoloty fortified area. In fact, everything north of Belogorovka is actually in the operational environment, since the Ukrainian Armed Forces still have at their disposal the road through Seversk, which has a much lower capacity.

In fact, Seversk becomes a support for the neck of the Severodonetsk boiler. When moving towards Seversk from Yampol or when moving from Belogorovka to the Artemovsk-Seversk highway, the boiler from the operational one will become full. I believe that already this week we will see a large boiler, unless, of course, the Armed Forces of Ukraine urgently begin to retreat to Artemovsk and Slavyansk.

Staff propagandist Butusov confirms the loss of control over the Artemovsk-Lysichansk road and claims that the highway has been cut. Heavy fighting continues in this area. Ours are expanding the zone of control, and the enemy is trying to hold back the pressure of our troops in order to preserve the opportunity, through counterattacks, to try to push us out of the Belogorovka area.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine still have reserves in the Artemivsk area, but the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is well aware that these attacks will be costly and most likely entail irreparable losses, primarily in the material part, which will still be needed in the defense of the Slavyansk-Kramatorsk agglomeration. So if in the next 1-2 days the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not make serious efforts to regain control over the road (if they are capable of such efforts at all), then the choice is simple - either put up with the fact that the entire Severodonetsk,

It will be interesting to look at this choice - it was previously known that the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is in favor of a withdrawal, and the Zelensky gang and its owners are in favor of repeating Mariupol in Severodonetsk, with the death of the entire encircled group for the sake of delaying time.
Die in place: a time honored tactic
In general, the main intrigue of the coming days is the events to the south of Severodonetsk and Lisichansk and the struggle for control over the road.

Now the situation is more and more reminiscent of the Mariupol cauldron after the Russian marines, breaking through from Berdyansk, went to Mangush and began to bypass Mariupol from the west.

Then it was already called a cauldron, but for some time it was still possible to leave Mariupol along country roads in the north of the city, which were fired upon by our artillery. Over time, these roads were taken completely under control and the boiler became full when the troops of the DPR and the RF Armed Forces met north of the city.

This is approximately the situation that the Severodonetsk group finds itself in - the main supply line has been cut, but there are still possibilities for retreat along a secondary road. Well, or dubious supply opportunities through it.

Yuri Butuvov's remarks on Facebook:
Russian troops went out yesterday on the highway bahmut - Lysičansʹk in the area of the villages of Nagírne and Bílogorívka (this is the second Bílogorivka, a village on the highway, unlike Bílogorovki on the bank of the Siversʹkogo Doncâ).
Siversʹkogo Doncâ is the North Donetsk River
The road is blocked off.

The second day there are fights in the area. In just seven days the enemy tries to break through our defense and intercept the track. The opponent is looking to strengthen and expand the breakthrough zone.

If the opponent can strengthen, it will mean an operational environment of our troops in the areas of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.

The environment will be incomplete - but there will be only one secondary path.

Everyone sees the situation, of course. This should not become the second Mariupol.

So I am now in the area of Severodonetsk, with our troops, I have no doubt that everything necessary must be done to defeat the enemy in the area.

Our troops in Severodonetsk and Lysichansk will hold positions, all attempts of daily attacks on Severodoneck were thwarted with great losses for Russian troops. Our warriors are not going to surrender Luhansk region.

The threat from the rear can't help but cause concern, it has to be talked about to show understanding of the situation and taking action.

There is no reason for panic - it's war, and the result depends more on our initiative and competent command than on the actions of the enemy. This is why we need prudent actions, we need reinforcement. We are not victims, we have the strength and resources, the will, and the desire to win.

A separate report from a Censor.net reporter disputes that the road to Bakhmut/Artemovsk has been physically cut. Plus there is an admonition about spreading rumors. Censor.net news outlet, the Ukrainians are disputing Russia's claim they have cut off any road to Bakhmut/Artemovsk:
Luhansk region is not cut off, the route Lisichansk - Bakhmut is not blocked, - Gaidai

The information that the occupiers allegedly cut off the "Road of Life" is not true.

The head of OVA Sergey Gaidai reported about it, informs Censor.NET.

Luhansk region is NOT cut off! Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway is NOT blocked. Access to Lysychansk and Severodonetsk is available. In the afternoon the media started spreading news that the occupiers allegedly cut off the "road of life."

"Some headlines, in general, are outrageous." Russians cut off the Lysychansk-Bakhmut route. Luhansk region in the cauldron? "Irresponsibly and manipulatively. Keep your assumptions to yourself. Have you thought about what will happen to the relatives of the defenders who defend the Luhansk region and relatives of those who remained in the region when they read it? What cauldron? Think about people. Trust only official sources of information, " Gaidai added.
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Population decline in Russia: ‘Putin has no other choice but to win' in Ukraine
[France24] With a slumping birth rate, a death rate on the rise and immigration slowly falling, Russia is experiencing population decline. Despite having launched some of the most encouraging childbirth policies, Putin is now facing a "major problem for someone who believes population is synonymous with power", says French demographer Laurent Chalard.

Russia’s population has been declining at a dizzying rate for the past 30 years. The demographic trend has been steadfast since 1991, when the Soviet Union fell and Russia counted 148.2 million inhabitants within its far-reaching borders. By 2021, that number had fallen to 146.1 million, according to Russian statistics agency Rosstat. What’s even more striking is that, according to demographic projections, the country’s population will continue to fall and reach between 130 and 140 million inhabitants by 2050.

"Russia is paying the cost of the 90s," explains Alain Blum, a demographer at the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) in France. "When the Soviet Union fell, the country plunged into a serious demographic crisis. For the first time, Russia’s mortality rate significantly exceeded its birth rate, leading to a decline in its population." By the early 2000s, Russia had a population of only 143 million.

"Today, people of childbearing age are those who were born during that period, and there simply aren’t enough of them to drive population growth," the researcher explains. Especially given that Russia is also facing an increased mortality rate at the moment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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#1  Russia, California, New York, what is going on ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  How many entire generations of new citizens have the Russians lost since 1900? WW-1, Russian Civil War, WW-2 and the icing on top: state sponsored abortion under the Communists. One negative multiplier compounding the next in a failure cascade.
Posted by: magpie || 05/25/2022 2:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Industrialized world. Poor nations booming. Old news. Putin addressed this several years ago to strengthen the family. Curious negative news at this time. Just throwing mud at the wall hoping something sticks.
Posted by: Dale || 05/25/2022 3:39 Comments || Top||

#4  We China has the same problem. So expect them to invade Siberia pretty soon to snap up some dyevushkas.
Posted by: European Conservative || 05/25/2022 5:24 Comments || Top||

#5  a lot of young Russian men have died in this war and more will die

how does that help Russian demographics
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/25/2022 7:14 Comments || Top||

#6  ...a new generation of Russian mail order brides? Spread the mitochondria!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 7:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Industrialized world. Poor nations booming. Old news. Putin addressed this several years ago to strengthen the family. Curious negative news at this time. Just throwing mud at the wall hoping something sticks.

Putin appears to have addressed it the way Biden addresses the price of gas.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/25/2022 11:00 Comments || Top||

#8  Most nations are in a demographic decline. Price of modernization as more people move into cities and have less children. China is also in a terminal demographic decline and there will be 50% less Chinese by 2070 barring civil war and famine. Then move that timeline up.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/25/2022 11:13 Comments || Top||

#9  Sorry, France24, but the 'special operation' has f*ckall to do with population demographics. Dale is right - just a reporter looking for a hook to hang some Rus-bashing on.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/25/2022 13:16 Comments || Top||


Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: May 24th, 2022
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Korrespondent] 23:14 Zelensky said that the situation in Donbas is extremely difficult: "In fact, all the power of the Russian army, which they still have, has been thrown there for the offensive. Liman, Popasnaya, Severodonetsk, Slavyansk - the invaders want to destroy everything there."

23:11 Zelensky summed up the results of 90 days of the war: "15,227 Ukrainians and Ukrainian women were awarded state awards. Of these, 12,550 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 1,801 soldiers of the National Guard. 205 border guards. 182 police officers. situations.99 soldiers of the Main Intelligence Directorate.38 employees of the State Special Communications Service.And also employees of the State Security Department, the Foreign Intelligence Service, NABU, the SBI and the Judicial Security Service, who also contributed to our defense.155 Ukrainians were awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine, of which 75 - posthumously. 1016 settlements of Ukraine have already been de-occupied."

"About 30,000 killed Russian soldiers. More than 200 downed aircraft. Thousands of lost Russian tanks, armored vehicles and their other equipment. The Russian missile ammunition is almost completely used up. And they want to cover this up with a lie that they are allegedly fighting not at full strength? pitiful. And the time will come when they themselves will admit it."

22:59 The United States will not renew a key license for the Russian Federation, which expires on May 25 and which allowed Russia to make payments to American bondholders. This could bring Moscow closer to the brink of default, writes Reuters.

22:56 Zelensky, in an evening video message, announced the need to supply weapons: "The longer this war lasts, the greater will be the cost of protecting freedom not only for Ukraine, but for the entire free world. Therefore, the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine - multiple launch rocket systems, tanks , anti-ship and other weapons - this is the best investment in maintaining stability in the world and preventing many of the severe crises that Russia is still planning or has already provoked."

22:38 In Liman, Donetsk region, Russian troops either entered the outskirts of the city or captured half of it, Arestovich said on Feygin.Live. Also, according to him, the enemy is advancing in the Dronovka area, east of Liman, and plans to organize a crossing towards Seversk.

22:21 Military analyst, Professor Michael Clark said on Sky News that he expects the complete encirclement of Severodonetsk in the next 1-2 days. According to him, the Russian Federation "puts all its efforts into this particular part of the front."

"The Russians have effectively surrounded Severodonetsk, although not completely. Their northern and southern pincers to the west of the city are 10-12 miles [16-19 kilometers] apart. <...> But I expect they will close their ticks, their surroundings, in the next 24-48 hours," Clark said.

22:09 Zelensky said that on the eve of a special meeting of the European Council on May 30-31, he spoke with its head Charles Michel: "Aid to Ukraine will be a cross-cutting issue of the meeting. We coordinated steps to strengthen sanctions, food security, restore Ukraine and move towards EU membership" .

22:02 The invaders continue to shell Kharkiv and the region, said the head of the OVA Oleg Sinegubov. So, this night, the Russians attacked the city of Merefa with three missiles, one of which was shot down by air defense forces. As a result of the rocket hit, the administrative building of the substation of the Southern Railway was partially destroyed, there were no victims or injured.

Also in the morning, the invaders fired at the Dergachev community, as a result of a shell hit, a trading establishment flared up, a 69-year-old woman died, and another person was injured. In with. Savintsy Izyumsky district as a result of the shelling wounded two people.

21:54 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that the mine danger in the water area of ​​the port of Mariupol has been eliminated, "the port infrastructure is being restored." For the safe exit of foreign ships from the port of Mariupol from 8:00 on Wednesday, May 25, a humanitarian corridor is allegedly organized in the direction of the Black Sea.

21:51 In Berdyansk, Zaporozhye region, the invaders are introducing a "ruble zone", said the "acting mayor", collaborator Alexander Saulenko. According to him, as early as May 25, the payment of pensions in rubles will begin. The official exchange rate of the hryvnia against the ruble is set at 1:2.

21:49 The Russian occupiers in the last week have significantly stepped up their offensive in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Slowly, but the invader is advancing, creating a threat of encirclement of Ukrainian units in the area of ​​Severodonetsk and Lysichansk. For more details, see What to Expect .

21:26 George Soros said in Davos that Russia's invasion of Ukraine may have been the beginning of the Third World War, so it is important for the West to defeat Putin: "The invasion could be the beginning of the Third World War, and our civilization may not survive it. Best and "perhaps the only way to save our civilization is to defeat Putin as quickly as possible. That's the point."

According to Soros, Putin, declaring that the "special operation" in Ukraine is going according to plan, is already aware that the invasion was a mistake, and is preparing to negotiate a ceasefire. "But a truce is unattainable because it cannot be trusted. The weaker Putin becomes, the more unpredictable he becomes," the billionaire added.

21:22 The situation in the Lugansk region is on the verge of critical , it can be compared with Mariupol, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai on the air of the telethon. According to him, the Russians are advancing in the Luhansk region in all directions at the same time: they are attacking the Severodonetsk direction, the Gorskaya community from the side of Zolote and Yekaterinovka, near Popasnaya from the side of Kamyshevakhi, Belogorovka. Severodonetsk is “barely alive”, the regional center was bombarded with air bombs, Gaidai added. And the Lysichansk-Bakhmut highway is completely shot through, there are already enemy DRGs there.

21:15 The Russians this afternoon launched a missile attack on the Sinelnikovsky district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. There were no dead or injured, said the chairman of the regional council Nikolai Lukashuk. In the Krivoy Rog region, the occupiers from Gradov and mortars fired at the borders of the region.

20:57 Canada has purchased 20,000 155 mm NATO artillery shells for Ukraine, Defense Minister Anita Anand said. According to her, Canadians purchased ammunition from the United States for $77 million, now they will be delivered to Ukraine as aid. The 155mm shells fit the M777 howitzers that the US, UK and Canada have handed over to Ukraine.

20:51 Ukraine plans to join the EU roaming space and the single payment area in the European currency SEPA, Shmyhal said. The first will allow you to make calls between the EU and Ukraine at no additional cost, as well as use mobile Internet at home rates, the second will allow you to make transfers in euros without commissions.

20:36 Since the beginning of the war against Ukraine in Russia, there has not been a single high-profile diplomatic resignation. Boris Bondarev, an employee of the Russian diplomatic mission to the UN, was the first diplomat to decide on a demarche. More about this story - in the material Shame for the country .

20:22 Podolyak called former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger a "Davos alarmist" who said in Davos that Ukraine would have to make territorial concessions. Kissinger also said that Ukraine must become a bridge between Russia and Europe, and the war must be completed within two months, otherwise its consequences will not be easily overcome.

Podolyak wrote on his Twitter: “Just as easily as Mr. Kissinger proposes to give part of Ukraine to Russia, he would allow Poland or Lithuania to be taken away. It’s good that Ukrainians in the trenches do not have time to listen to the advice of “Davos alarmists.” A little busy, defending freedom and democracy."

20:09 In Europe, there is growing support for a naval operation to export Ukrainian grain, which provides for the escort of bulk carriers by warships, including minesweepers, Estonian President Alar Karis said in an interview with Bloomberg during a forum in Davos. Such an operation, he said, involves sending warships to the Black Sea to escort cargoes carrying Ukrainian grain.

20:06 The Sumy region was again shelled by the invaders, about 15 shots were recorded from the territory of Russia, OK Pivnich reported.

20:04 Russia is preparing for a long war, Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said: “Now their task is to encircle our troops near Severodonetsk, Lysichansk, block the highway. This will allow them to reach the administrative borders of the Lugansk region. risks to prevent this. In general, the actions of the Russian army indicate that they are preparing for a long-term military operation."

According to Motuzyanyk, the situation at the front is extremely difficult: “The hottest thing is in the Donetsk operational area and in the Slavyansk direction. The occupiers are actually hitting with artillery, aircraft around the clock, shelling residential areas. Also, Russia is now looking for new frontiers - from where and where it can launch missile strikes , including from the territory of Belarus".

Motuzyanyk said that the most active phase of Russia's full-scale military aggression is now underway.

20:02 About 10,000 civilians remain in Svetlodarsk captured by the Russians, Pavel Kirilenko, head of the Donetsk OVA, said. He confirmed that the Ukrainian troops left the city, as they regrouped in order to take up more advantageous positions for defense and further actions.

20:01 The war in Ukraine should accelerate EU enlargement, Italian and Croatian foreign ministers Luigi Di Maio and Gordan Radman said at a joint press conference. They clarified that they are talking about the Balkans - North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania.

19:58 Polish President Andrzej Duda accused the German government of breaking a promise on an agreed exchange of tanks. "You didn't keep that promise. We are very disappointed," Duda said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The Polish president recalled that Warsaw had transferred a large number of tanks to Ukraine. According to him, this weakened the military potential, and the country hoped for the support of NATO, the United States and Germany. He added that most of the tanks are German Leopards.

"If Germany supported us, if we received a replacement, then we would be very happy," Duda said, adding that the German government is doing too little to support Ukraine.

19:56 Putin made the final decision on the invasion on February 23 around 15:00, said the head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kirill Budanov. Until that time, according to him, "there were still certain hesitations, preparations, and so on." According to Budanov, Putin made the decision personally: "I want to emphasize this. No one had much influence on the adoption of this decision."

The head of the GUR MO said that intelligence knew the exact date, and this information was brought to the top leadership: "Society was being prepared for war, and the main thing was not to sow panic in society. This is exactly what was achieved."

19:53 In Ukraine, on September 1, it is planned to open schools only with bomb shelters, but everything will depend on the situation in the country, Deputy Minister of Education Andriy Vitrenko said. According to him, schools are now being audited to see if they have bomb shelters to ensure the safety of children and teachers. In addition, the school curriculum will be revised, the changes will affect the courses of literature and history.

19:42 In the Zaporozhye region, the occupiers re-captured the head of the Kirillov community Ivan Maleev, as well as his deputy Igor Korobko and the director of the local house of culture Svetlana Shiyan, the OVA reported.

19:39 The Armed Forces of Ukraine are retreating from settlements, in particular from Svetlodarsk, Donetsk region, in order to avoid a cordon or a large number of losses, Viktor Andrusiv, adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, explained: "Our army implements mobile defense. This means that we do not hold on to specific settlements, but we strive to inflict maximum losses on the enemy while preserving our forces.

19:38 Ukraine is already exporting its electricity to Europe after joining ENTSO-E in mid-March. Thus, in April, electricity exports to Poland increased by 35% compared to pre-war January, Shmyhal said. According to him, by the end of the year, Ukraine plans to expand the capabilities of energy companies and will be able to export about 800 MW of electricity per day to the EU.

19:36 The head of the Kherson OVA, Gennady Laguta, said that 50% of the population left the territory of the region, because people do not want to live in occupation. At the same time, the occupiers and collaborators do not let people out so that they have someone to "work" with.

19:34 Venediktova does not rule out that Russian military Vadim Shishimarin, sentenced to life imprisonment, could be exchanged: "Our scenarios for the development of events can be completely different. I said then that he could be exchanged after the verdicts of the courts. Yes, technically this is possible."

19:27 Orban announced a state of emergency in Hungary, which will allow "immediate response" to the consequences of the situation in Ukraine, writes Bloomberg.

19:25 EU leaders at the May 30-31 summit will not be able to agree on the adoption of an embargo on Russian oil imports, Ursula von der Leyen said in an interview with Politico: "I think this is not an appropriate topic for a decision in the European Council, because what we very technical we are talking about landlocked countries that need alternative pipeline supply so you have to talk about investment in pipelines to increase supply and we are talking about refineries that need to be upgraded as well about investments and renewable energy sources".

19:21 Germany will lose the confidence of its allies if it does not support Ukraine's application for granting it the status of an EU candidate, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said at a meeting with his German counterpart Annalena Berbock in Berlin. According to him, Germany should take a leading role in building a system of security and peace protection in Europe, including Ukraine, but directed against Russia.

19:16 Ukravtodor put up a road sign for the occupiers for a charity auction. According to the highway agency, this road sign is from the Sumy region, so there are bullet marks on it. The starting price per lot is UAH 50,000 or $1,500. The pointer will be sold on June 2 at a charity online auction in the Prozorro.Sales system.

19:14 According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the Donetsk direction, the enemy today launched air strikes on Kramatorsk, Liman and Slavyansk, and in the Seversky direction - also on military infrastructure in the Sumy region. In the Liman direction, the enemy, supported by artillery and aviation, is conducting an offensive in the direction of Liman. The enemy is also advancing in the direction of Severodonetsk, the fighting continues.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy is advancing in the areas of the settlement. Lipovoe and Belogorovka. In the Avdiivka, Kurakhovsky, Novopavlovsky and Zaporozhye directions, the occupiers attacked with assault and army aircraft. In the Yuzhnobuzhsky direction, the enemy launched an air strike in the area of ​​the settlement. Nikolaevka.

19:09 Five people have already died in the Lugansk region today, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai. Only two people were saved, from Belogorovka.

19:06 Ukrainian defenders destroyed the 58th army of the enemy in the south of the country, which the Russians themselves called one of the foremost in the Russian Federation, the SBU reports, citing the interception of conversations between the invaders. In 2018, this army was re-equipped with the latest weapons and equipment.

19:02 In Melitopol, the Russians captured the acting. director of the Melitopol multidisciplinary center for vocational education Oles Dorokhova, said the Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova. Dorohova from the beginning of the war, on the basis of the educational institution, organized a center for assistance, which was the only Ukrainian humanitarian headquarters in the city to help the residents of Melitopol and immigrants from Mariupol.

18:56 In the near future, Ukraine plans to sign a "customs visa-free" and an agreement on the liberalization of road freight transport with the EU. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal spoke about plans for European integration at a government meeting.

18:53 The army of Belarus is buying 20,000 tokens for the army. The corresponding tender appeared on the public procurement website. The media note that such tokens are issued only to those who serve under the contract and reserve officers. They are designed to identify the body of a dead soldier.

18:51 Yermak announced during his speech in Davos the creation of an international advisory group that will develop proposals for security guarantees for Ukraine. He will lead this group together with former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Leading figures in the field of security, politics and diplomacy, as well as scientists will be invited to the group.

"Our goal is to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, preparing the future for a sovereign and free Ukraine," the head of the President's Office said.

18:46 Kuleba said that "there are four letters" that can help Ukraine:

  • repel the Russian offensive in the Donbass;

  • frustrate Russia's plans to occupy the Kherson region;

  • stop Russian war crimes in the occupied territories;

  • unlock Ukrainian exports and prevent global famine.

  • These are the letters P, C, Z, O - multiple launch rocket systems (or in English - MLRS - Multiple Launch Rocket System).

18:44 The number of burials in Mariupol is constantly increasing, new locations are being added, Mayor of Mariupol Vadim Boychenko said in an interview with Babel: "The statistics are very sad. During the two years of occupation - from 1941 to 1943 - Nazi troops killed 10 thousand people in Mariupol, and Rashists over 20,000 Mariupol residents were killed during two months of occupation in 2022. And these are very cautious numbers, because we believe that this figure is higher.” According to him, there may be six mass graves in Mariupol.

18:40 Thousands of Mariupol residents who were detained either by the Russian FSB or by the DPR MGB are in prison - in Olenovka or Dokuchaevsk, Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boychenko told Babel in an interview: "The Russians are holding back our civil servants, municipal workers, military. <...> I saw people who passed this camp, these are destroyed people. "

He also spoke about torture and bullying: “There are witnesses who give information about how they were bullied. How they shot guys in the knees and tried to get some information. <…> One of the local leaders sat on a chair for 32 hours - his 32 interrogated for hours, continuously. No toilet, no food, no water."

18:38 The mayor of Mariupol, Vadim Boychenko, spoke in an interview with Babel about the evacuation from Mariupol. According to him, on March 1, the city was already in the ring. The authorities made announcements while communications were working, then it became difficult to inform the population. “Thousands of people began to die. We managed to agree that Mariupol residents would be released without a regime of silence on their own vehicles. The first evacuation was on March 13, and Mariupol residents left without filtering, without lists, without these humiliations. And almost 100 thousand Mariupol residents left for the controlled territories of our states," he said.

As for the evacuation from Azovstal, then, according to Boychenko, "Zelensky and the negotiating group are directly involved in this mission." The mayor is yet to give details.

18:29 Ukraine will begin the phased construction of a narrow European gauge to connect its railway with the European one, said Prime Minister Denys Shmygal. According to him, at first it will be a connection of large hubs and large cities, and then a gradual expansion throughout the country.

18:27 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the completion of the "demilitarization" of the port of Mariupol and the release "of sunken ships and other obstacles" of its approach channels and inland waters. According to Moscow, a previously flooded Ukrainian border patrol ship was removed from the port fairway and two floating cranes were lifted.

18:22 The erotic content subscription service OnlyFans transferred funds to the state budget of Ukraine for the first time. The amount amounted to 305 thousand dollars, said the head of the tax committee of the Rada Daniil Getmantsev. According to him, these are the first revenues to the budget from the tax on Google.

18:17 Ukraine will sit down at the negotiating table with Russia after it returns its territories lost since February 24, Zelensky said.

18:14 Stoltenberg is confident that Turkey's concerns about Finland's and Sweden's applications to join the alliance will be resolved.

17:58 The speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleg Nikolenko considers it unfair to tie the granting of the status of a candidate member of the EU to Kiev to the progress in the integration of the Western Balkans. "We fully support the European integration of the countries of the Western Balkans, but each country deserves an individual approach based on its own virtues. Granting candidate status for Ukraine and the countries of the Western Balkans does not contradict each other. On the contrary, it should be a complementary process," he said in a statement. comments on European truth.

17:49 Russia held the first joint military exercises with China after the invasion of Ukraine. According to The Guardian, citing a US official, the US government recorded military exercises in northeast Asia when Biden met with the leaders of Australia, India and Japan in Tokyo. Later, South Korea confirmed that two Chinese military aircraft and four Russian combat aircraft entered the air defense identification zone.

17:31 Not a single batch of Western weapons was damaged as a result of shelling of the railway infrastructure of Ukraine, Arestovich said. He added that if it is not necessary to teach the Ukrainian military to use one or another weapon, then it immediately falls into specific units. Otherwise - first to the landfill.

17:22 The Basmanny Court of Moscow has arrested in absentia the head of the Odessa Regional Administration Maxim Marchenko. The investigation accuses him of using prohibited means and methods of warfare. In addition to him, Sergey Baranov, commander of the 44th Ukrainian artillery brigade, was on the list.

17:17 Reznikov told what weapons Ukraine will receive: 155-mm artillery; anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery mounts Gepard; Harpoon anti-ship missiles and launchers for them. At the same time, the minister hinted that this is not all, but "more on that later."

16:50 Orban refused to discuss the ban on Russian oil imports at the summit of EU leaders next week, writes the Financial Times.

16:21 Czech President Milos Zeman did not allow 11 citizens of the country to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine to fight on the side of Ukraine, the press secretary of the head of state Jiri Ovchacek said.

16:13 The Armed Forces of Ukraine have the strength to liberate Kherson, Major General Dmitry Marchenko, who at the beginning of the full-scale military aggression of the Russian Federation commanded the defense of Nikolaev, is convinced. According to him, the disadvantage is that during the occupation, the Russians were able to equip defensive positions in the city and its environs. Therefore, in order for the operation to liberate Kherson to be successful, it is necessary to put forward a whole battalion of Ukrainian forces against a company of Russian military.

16:10 Retired Russian Air Force Major General Kanamat Botashev was shot down and killed in the sky over Ukraine. Information about the death of the pilot was confirmed to the BBC by three former subordinates of Botashev, who kept in touch with him after the end of the service. The publication notes that from open sources it is known about the death in Ukraine of at least 31 Russian military pilots.

16:04 The Russian military fired at the Nikolaev area therefore for the past day 15 people got wounds, the head of a regional council Anna Zamazeeva reported. According to her information, Nikolaev itself and settlements on the border with the Kherson region were shelled.

16:02 UK has no plans to send Royal Navy warships to the Black Sea to help export food from Ukraine, government spokesman says: "Putin's vile blockade of Odessa is hindering access to food for the needy. We will continue to work intensively with international partners to find ways to reopen grain exports from Ukraine. However, there are no plans yet to deploy British warships in the Black Sea."

16:00 The Office of the Prosecutor General revealed the murder of headman Motyzhin near Kiev, Olga Sukhenko, and her family. Eight Russian occupiers are involved in it: five soldiers of the Russian army and three mercenaries from the PMC Wagner, Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova said. According to her, they committed at least 14 crimes, and only three people survived after their torture.

15:54 The authorities of Svetlodarsk, Donetsk region, have confirmed that invaders have entered the city.

15:50 Cyber ​​police detained a pro-Kremlin blogger with an audience of 10,000 in Kiev. According to the police, the 33-year-old resident of the capital regularly conducted streaming broadcasts on social networks, where he strongly supported the actions of the Russian Federation, and also posted propaganda content. He was charged under Part 2 of Art. 436-2 of the Criminal Code (justifying or denying the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine), which provides for up to five years in prison.

15:42 In Mariupol, the occupiers have launched mobile TVs that broadcast Russian propaganda, according to Petr Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of the city.

15:25 The Ministry of Defense presented a training project on the rules of warfare by the Ukrainian army. This is a cycle of programs with the rules of international humanitarian law for military personnel. Compliance with these rules makes the Ukrainian army not only strong, but also civilized, the department explained.

15:22 Promissory notes will be issued under the guarantee of the arrested Russian assets, the proceeds from the sale of which will immediately be directed to the restoration of Ukraine, said presidential adviser Oleg Ustenko.

15:14 The representative of the "People's Militia of the DPR" Eduard Basurin said that the militants of the "DPR" did not enter and do not plan to enter Avdiivka - they intend to block the logistical routes of the Ukrainian forces there and start negotiations. According to Basurin, the problem of Avdiivka is that Koksokhim, one of the largest chemical production facilities in Europe, is located there - the Ukrainian military is firing from there "in the hope that we will destroy their crews with return fire and Koksokhim will suffer at the same time."

“We are going the other way, we have the experience of Mariupol, the Luhansk residents have the experience of Rubizhne, so we will bypass, close logistics, and only after that we will talk with them,” he explained.

15:06 The EU Council has completely abolished all duties on Ukrainian goods - during the year, Ukrainian companies can supply their products to the EU without duties.

15:03 In Odessa and the region, from May 25, a curfew will be in effect from 23:00 to 5:00, said the head of the OVA Maxim Marchenko.

15:01 In Severodonetsk, the Azot enterprise was shelled in the morning, four people were killed, said the head of the Luhansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai. According to him, bomb shelters are located on the territory of the plant. A man in the center of the city was also seriously injured, they tried to help him, but they could not be saved.

14:58 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who previously openly called Putin his idol and friend, now sharply criticized the head of the Kremlin: "Many say that Putin and I are both murderers. I really kill. But I kill criminals, not children and the elderly. We are in two different worlds." He stressed that Russia is not waging a "special military operation" in Ukraine, but in fact a full-scale war against a sovereign nation.

Rodrigo Duterte is resigning on June 30. During his presidency, he led a brutal drug crackdown that resulted in the deaths of more than 6,000 people, mostly petty suspects.

14:54 The damage to Ukraine from Russian aggression has already amounted to about a trillion dollars. According to Oleg Ustenko, presidential adviser on economic issues, since the beginning of a full-scale war, the aggressor has been destroying Ukrainian assets quite quickly: in the first week alone, damage to assets amounted to about $100 billion. In total, losses for Ukrainian assets reach $650 billion.

“If you look at this figure more comprehensively, then we also have indirect losses - we also lose from lost GDP and underfunded funds. We planned growth at the level of 4-4.5%, which is about $10 billion to GDP. As a result, we have fall. The total cost of damage to Ukraine is about one trillion dollars," he explained.

14:32 Finland and NATO signed a technical agreement on mutual support. The Finnish Ministry of Defense said that the goal is to ensure the effective receipt of military assistance.

14:28 Shoigu said that the Russian offensive in Ukraine is allegedly slowing down “deliberately”: “In order for residents to leave the surrounded settlements, silence regimes are announced and humanitarian corridors are created. Of course, this slows down the pace of the offensive, but this is done deliberately in order to avoid casualties among peaceful population".

14:26 The EU approved the fourth tranche of military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 500 million euros, Yermak said.

The funds will go to military equipment designed to deliver lethal strikes for defense purposes, according to the press service of the EU Council. This is the fourth tranche of this amount that Ukraine will receive from the EU as part of military assistance.

14:18 Refugees from Ukraine spent at least $2 billion in April, Forbes Ukraine writes, citing data from the National Bank. According to the NBU, 80% of the funds are payment for goods in pos-terminals of the trading network and cashing out.

14:07 Kuleba said that he spoke with Blinken and thanked the United States for its support: "More and more weapons, including heavy ones, are being sent to Ukraine, while Russia continues its devastating attacks in the Donbas. We also discussed ways to unblock Ukrainian exports and ensure global food security".

The head of the Foreign Ministry also spoke about the theft of Ukrainian grain by Russians: “Russian thieves steal Ukrainian grain, load it on ships, pass through the Bosphorus and try to sell it abroad. I call on all states to remain vigilant and refuse any such offers. Do not buy stolen goods. become accomplices in Russian crimes. Theft has never brought good luck to anyone."

13:53 The special services of the Russian Federation use games on smartphones to recruit Ukrainian children in order to lure photos of strategic facilities, the SBU reported. In particular, the Russians used a popular game in which participants must search for virtual prizes. During the route, children take pictures of the area, including critical infrastructure. The application was found in teenagers who photographed objects in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

13:48 The representative of the "People's Militia of the DPR" Eduard Basurin said that the port and water area in Mariupol have been cleared of mines, and in the near future the port will allegedly be able to receive cargo. In turn, the director of the Mariupol Commercial Sea Port, Igor Barsky, told the EP that Russia cannot yet operate the port - to launch it, the water area still needs to be cleared of sunken vehicles.

13:36 Ursula von der Leyen admitted that the seized Russian assets could be used to finance the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war: "We need the participation of everyone. This has already been called the Marshall Plan for Ukraine. And we must attract all opportunities - including, if possible , Russian assets".

13:15 In the Kharkiv region, the railway substation of the city of Merefa is damaged due to a missile attack. According to People's Deputy Dmitry Makisha, the strike was carried out by Iskander missiles fired from the territory of the Belgorod region. There were no casualties, the victims refused hospitalization.

13:09 According to a new KIIS poll, 82% of Ukrainians consider territorial concessions for the sake of peace unacceptable. Of the remaining 18% - 10% of those polled are ready for territorial concessions, and 8% are not ready to answer. Most of all those who disagree with territorial concessions are in the center (85%), the least in the east - 68% of the respondents.

12:57 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said at a forum in Davos that Ukraine must win the war, and Putin's aggression must be a strategic defeat for him. According to her, Russia launched aggression against Ukraine "according to the manuals of the last century - to treat millions of people not as people, but as a faceless population that can be moved or controlled, or used as a buffer between warring parties, trying to stifle the aspirations of an entire nation tanks."

"Now the question is not only about the survival of Ukraine, and not only about European security - this calls into question the entire world order. And therefore counteracting Russian aggression is a task for the entire international community," said Ursula von der Leyen.

12:45 Head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev said that Moscow "is not chasing deadlines" in the war against Ukraine - hostilities will continue until the goals set by Putin are met: "We are not chasing deadlines. Nazism must either be eradicated 100%, or he will raise his head in a few years, and in an even uglier form.

12:22 The chances that Ukraine will become a candidate for EU membership in the near future are small. The European Union may limit itself to calling the country a potential candidate, said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. According to him, too many EU members do not like the idea of ​​granting candidate status for Ukraine. In addition, in his opinion, such a quick process would be unfair to the countries of the Western Balkans, which waited much longer for a similar status.

12:11 An audio recording of the conversations between the crew of the still whole Russian cruiser Moskva and the defenders of Snake Island has appeared on the network. The defenders of Ukraine were offered to surrender, and in return they were promised "normal salaries and pensions, apartments and an honest life without participating in another fratricidal war."

12:10 Blinken visited the Ukrainian Institute in New York, after which he said: "Part of Putin's war is an attempt to erase Ukrainian identity. I visited the Ukrainian Institute, an organization that preserves and promotes the vibrant and vibrant culture of Ukraine, to emphasize - the Kremlin's war against Ukraine cannot erase what makes the country and its people so unique."

12:08 During the three months of the war, Russia lost $13 billion worth of equipment in Ukraine. The most expensive destroyed Russian military facility was the missile cruiser Moskva ($750 million), writes Forbes. Also among the expensive losses are the Il-76 transport aircraft (86 million) and the large landing ship Saratov (75 million). Over the past seven days, about $400 million worth of equipment has been destroyed.

12:06 Special operations forces for the first time showed the impact of a kamikaze drone on a Russian tank. At this time, the invaders were drinking alcoholic beverages on the armor of the car. The drone destroyed two crews. The MTR fighters noted that this is the first time they publish such a video in the public domain, but they specified that they use such drones all the time.

12:02 In the port of Mariupol, there is metal left for $170 million, which the invaders are going to take out. To do this, they are trying to partially restore the port, on the territory of which Ukrainian metal and grain are located, director of the Mariupol Commercial Sea Port Igor Barsky told the EP.

12:01 Anonymous hackers declared cyber war on the Russian hacker group Killnet, which on May 16 declared cyber war on the governments of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine. And already on May 20, Killnet carried out cyber attacks on the websites of Italian departments, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture.

"The Anonymous Collective is officially waging a cyber war against the Russian hacker group Killnet," the group said in a statement. Anonymous added that it had already hacked and released a list of emails and passwords used by pro-Kremlin Killnet hackers.

11:58 After Finland joins NATO, Russia will talk about the need to strengthen a new section of the border with the alliance, but due to lack of resources it will not be able to do this, says Colonel Esapekki Vehkaoja, head of the intelligence center of the Finnish Defense Forces. In his opinion, in the coming years, the Russian Federation will not be able to take practical steps in this direction, since its army will be weakened by the war in Ukraine.

Vehkaoja also claims that Finnish military intelligence is well aware of what is happening and planned in Russia.

11:54 Until the end of the year, the Ukrainian military should enter the territory of Crimea, the head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kirill Budanov, said in an interview with the UP. According to him, for Russia there are two options for ending the war: a change in political leadership while formally maintaining the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation - then everyone will personally blame Putin for the war, they will withdraw troops from all occupied territories around the world; or the division of Russia into three or more parts, these will be new independent states.

11:52 The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said in an interview with MSNBC that it is not profitable for the European Union to abandon Russian oil right now. Since, in her opinion, if Russia cannot sell its oil to the EU, it will redirect it to the world market and bail out large sums there thanks to rising prices. In this case, the complete and immediate refusal of the EU to purchase Russian oil could play into Moscow's hands and bring in big money.

11:49 Since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, the area of ​​the occupied territories of Ukraine has almost tripled. According to Forbes Ukraine, Russia has occupied 20.9% of Ukraine's territory. In general, about 125 thousand square meters are under occupation. km against 43 thousand before the invasion on February 24.

11:42 The war will reach a turning point in August, and the active phase will be completed by the end of the year, Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, said in an interview with the UP. According to him, until August, there will be no weapons in the quantity that the Ukrainian troops need. But from August, the weapons will already be in military units and will be actively used in hostilities.

At the same time, according to his forecasts, the active conduct of hostilities, when entire settlements change hands, should be significantly reduced by the end of the year and be reduced to almost zero.

11:36 The "DPR" said that Svetlodarsk came under the operational control of their forces, "the cleansing continues." It is also reported that the Ukrainian flag was removed from the city hall building and the Russian one was raised.

10:55 Zelensky said during an online communication at the Ukrainian House in Davos that the most pressing humanitarian issues for Ukraine today are the exchange of prisoners, the unblocking of Ukrainian ports and the export of grain, as well as the search and establishment of the whereabouts of Ukrainians illegally deported by Russia.

10:54 Turkey proposes to organize a medical corridor in Ukraine for the evacuation of the sick and wounded from the combat zones. Ankara is ready to take on the relevant obligations for the organization, said the head of the Turkish Ministry of Health Fahrettin Koci at the 75th session of the World Health Assembly.

10:50 In Kropyvnytskyi, a judge ordered a 19-year-old guy who campaigned for the "Russian world" to study the anthem of Ukraine, a section of the Constitution, a song about Bandera and a poem Love Ukraine , said the head of the Kirovograd Regional Council Serhiy Shulga. Also, according to him, "to consolidate the material" the court ordered the defendant to read the story of Nikolai Gogol Taras Bulba and the novel by Anatoly Dimarov And there will be people.

10:38 By unleashing a war against Ukraine, Putin set all the Russian elites against him, the Kremlin is already thinking about replacing him , writes Meduza. The Russian elite and top officials are discussing possible candidates for Putin's successors, but they understand that he will leave only because of a serious illness.

10:35 In Kharkiv, three months after the start of the war, the subway started working again. According to the mayor of the city, Igor Terekhov, at first the trains will run at intervals of half an hour. With an increase in the number of passengers, this interval will decrease. The first week will be free.

10:32 Russian sailors refuse to carry out combat missions due to the emergency state of the ships. According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, due to sanctions, spare parts from Chinese-made household appliances were installed on some ships instead of the original blocks. Now the command of the Caspian flotilla, fearing inspections and prison, hides the facts of the incompetence of the ship's composition and threatens to accuse of treason and sentence to 15 years in prison those who surrender them.

In turn, the sailors of the 106th brigade, participating in the war against Ukraine, refuse to carry out combat missions due to the emergency state of the ships and decided to secretly write letters to Putin and Shoigu, in which they complained about the machinations of the command.

10:25 Due to the lack of people willing to buy Russian oil, about 62 million barrels of Urals are in the sea, Reuters writes.

10:22 Podolyak reports that on the sidelines of the Davos Forum, participants are discussing a ceasefire in Ukraine: "They say there is enough talk on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, isn't it time to cease fire, negotiate with the Kremlin and return to business with Russia. Is this a new virus of blindness? Ukraine does not trade sovereignty so that someone can fill their wallet. The shortest way to end the war is weapons, money, an embargo."

10:01 In Mariupol, during the analysis of the rubble of a high-rise building in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe suburban gas station-2 on Mira Ave., about 200 bodies of the dead with a high degree of decomposition were found in the basement. Due to the refusal of the locals to collect and pack the bodies of the dead, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation left the place of work. The bodies of the dead remained in place, because of the partially dismantled rubble, the smell is heard almost in the entire quarter, according to the adviser to the mayor of the city, Petr Andryushchenko.

He also said that the process of reburial from the yards of high-rise buildings has actually been stopped. The so-called "state corporation" Ritual from Donetsk should deal with the burial. For the “official” free reburial, you need to wait in line, bring the body of the deceased to the “morgue” yourself, saying that the body has just been found, or agree to record a video where the applicant says that the deceased was killed by the Ukrainian army. Due to such conditions, a large number of corpses are stacked in bags in the street in an impromptu "morgue" near the Metro, the city has turned into a solid cemetery.

09:55 The head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, said that planning for the return of US troops to Ukraine in any capacity - including guarding the embassy in Kiev - is still only "at a relatively low level." According to him, these plans have not even reached the defense minister yet, and the final decision will be made by the president. "We're far from something like that, we're still developing courses of action and none of that has been presented to the secretary yet," Milley added.

09:50 The enemy fired at the Zelenodolsk community in the Dnipropetrovsk region from Hurricanes in the morning, the head of the OVA, Valentin Reznichenko, said. They hit Velikaya Kostroma, there is destruction, but people were not injured. In the Shirokovskaya community, the enemy hit the fields.

09:46 Kuleba said that Kiev is not yet receiving all the necessary weapons: “It is too early to conclude that Ukraine already has all the necessary weapons. The Russian offensive in the Donbass is a merciless battle, the largest on European soil since World War II. I urge our partners to expedite the supply of weapons and ammunition, especially MLRS, long-range artillery, and armored personnel carriers."

09:40 During the demining of Azovstal, four Russian sappers were blown up by a mine: one in serious condition, two in moderate condition, and one was slightly injured, Mariupol Mayor's adviser Petr Andryushchenko said.

09:09 The Orthodox Church of Ukraine wants to receive part of the premises of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The Synod asked the primate to apply to the Cabinet of Ministers with a request to transfer one of the temples of the Upper Lavra and its individual premises for use for worship and monastic activities of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk UOC.

09:03 Estonia transferred a third of its military budget to Ukraine, Podolyak said: “Instead of a thousand promises: in three months, Estonia transferred 1/3 of the military budget to Ukraine - the most in the world. This proves once again: you can be a small country, but have a big heart , but to be second in size, but not to have it at all. A victory for Ukraine will be a victory for the Estonian people as well."

09:01 The American Institute for the Study of War reports that the Russians could capture the northeastern suburb of Severodonetsk - Shchedrishchevo. Russian troops stormed Zolote and took control of the entrances to the city, which allowed them to move north and complete the encirclement of Severodonetsk from the south.

Ukrainian forces have withdrawn westward from Vladimirovka towards Soledar, indicating that Russian forces are advancing westward from Popasna rather than northward towards Severodonetsk. Also, Russian forces took control of Mironovsky, southeast of Bakhmut. This will allow the enemy to advance towards Bakhmut both from the south and from the west. However, it is unlikely that the Russians will be able to quickly capture Bakhmut - "if at all," analysts say.

08:59 The head of the Lugansk OVA, Serhiy Gaidai, announced another hit in the Lisichansk oil refinery.

08:57 British intelligence reports that Russia has increased the intensity of operations in the Donbass, seeking to surround Severodonetsk, Lisichansk and Rubizhne. Currently, the northern and southern directions of this operation are separated by approximately 25 km of Ukrainian-held territory.

Ukrainian forces offered strong resistance, taking up well-fortified defensive positions. The long-established OOS probably retains effective command and control over this front. However, the Russian Federation has achieved some local successes, thanks in part to the concentration of artillery units, intelligence reports.

The capture by Russia of the Severodonetsk pocket will lead to the fact that the entire Luhansk region will be under Russian occupation. Although it is now the main effort of the Russian Federation, this operation is only part of its campaign to seize the Donbass. If the front line in Donbas shifts west, it will lengthen Russia's lines of communication and likely lead to its forces having difficulty resupplying, analysts say.

08:55 The head of the Dnepropetrovsk OVA, Valentin Reznichenko, said that a rocket in the Pavlograd region hit the field.

08:54 The General Staff announced the approximate losses of the enemy on the morning of May 24th. The enemy suffered the greatest losses over the past day in the Severodonetsk direction.

  • personnel - about 29,350 (+150) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1302 (+9),

  • armored combat vehicles - 3194 (+28),

  • artillery systems - 606 (+2),

  • MLRS - 201 (+0),

  • air defense systems - 93 (+0),

  • aircraft - 205 (+1),

  • helicopters - 170 (+0),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 480 (+4),

  • cruise missiles - 112 (+2),

  • ships/boats - 13 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 2213 (+7),

  • special equipment - 43 (+0).

08:46 Severodonetsk was subjected to powerful attacks by the enemy, four people were killed, said the head of the Luhansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai. According to him, the Russians are chaotically and almost continuously shelling the regional center. Gaidai noted that Russian troops intend to encircle Lisichansk and Severodonetsk. With the support of artillery, they conduct assault operations in the directions of Toshkovka and Ustinovka.

08:36 The French Foreign Ministry said that Macron's initiative to create a European political community is not a substitute for EU membership: "On the contrary, it will help accelerate the establishment of relations with all neighboring European countries, and with those who are candidates, strengthen our support in all spheres with a view to their accession".

The French Foreign Ministry also assured that they welcome Ukraine's application for EU membership and see Ukraine as part of the European family.

08:33 The occupiers launched a missile strike in the Pavlograd region at night, the head of the Dnepropetrovsk Regional Council, Nikolai Lukashuk, said.

08:31 The former head of British intelligence Mi-6, Richard Dirlav, said in an interview with Frankfurter Rundschau that Putin could soon leave his post, and Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council, would replace him. According to the expert, the environment will remove Putin and "probably send him to a sanatorium, from which he will no longer emerge as the leader of Russia."

08:29 Britain is negotiating with allies to send warships to the Black Sea to protect cargo ships carrying Ukrainian grain, writes the Times. The coalition will seek to break the Russian blockade in a few weeks by providing a protective corridor from Odessa through the Bosphorus.

08:27 The speaker of the Odesa OVA, Sergei Bratchuk, said that Russia is deploying S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in the north-west of Crimea in order to strengthen the naval blockade of the Odessa ports. Also in the Black Sea, the maneuvering of ships of the Russian fleet, including those with missile weapons, continues.

08:16 In the occupied territories of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, the Russians opened the first branches of the IRB - the International Settlement Bank, Russian media write. Now communal enterprises and legal entities directively transfer to settlements in this bank. ATMs have also been installed. Later, they will start issuing cards of the Russian payment system MIR, to which salaries and social benefits will be transferred.

At the same time, the MRB began work in the "LDNR", where residents can now issue cards and use ATMs.

07:41 The threat of missile and air strikes against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus is growing, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports in the morning report . In particular, the enemy moved the Iskander-M OTRK division to the Brest region at a distance of up to 50 km from the state border of Ukraine.

In the Slavic direction, enemy units are preparing to resume the offensive. In the southern part of Izyum, Russian forces have deployed additional cannon artillery units. In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is concentrated on the encirclement of Lisichansk and Severodonetsk.

In the Limansky direction, it is not excluded that the Russian troops will force the Seversky Donets River in the Dronovka-Belogorovka section. In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy improved the tactical position in the Vasilievka area. On Severodonetsky - conducts assault operations in the direction of Toshkovka and Ustinovka. In the Zaporozhye direction, the invaders are reinforcing the grouping of troops to resume the offensive in the Vasilyevka-Kamianske area.

07:38 Colombia will send specialists to train the Ukrainian military in demining, said Minister of National Defense of the Republic Diego Molano. 11 military engineers of the army of the Latin American Republic will train Ukrainian servicemen.

07:36 On Sunday, May 22, nine fighters of the Vinnitsa special forces KORD were killed. The regional department of the National Police does not provide details, but there is information that the detachment died while on a mission in the Zaporozhye region.

07:31 In the Nikolaev region, the invaders sent people who tried to evacuate through the mined area, and then shot the survivors after the explosion. Two children were among the dead, OK Pivden reported.

06:25 Satellites recorded Russian ships in the port of Sevastopol, which are likely to be transporting grain stolen in Ukraine. Images from Maxar Technologies dated May 19 and 21 show the Russian ships Matros Pozinich and Matros Koshka, which are moored next to a grain silo. Grain is poured from the belt into the open hold. According to the ship tracking website MarineTraffic.com, both ships have left the port: Matros Pozinich is sailing in the Aegean Sea, while Matros Koshka is still in the Black Sea.

04:33 "Authorities" of the Kherson region will ask to place a Russian military base in the region, this will guarantee its security, said "deputy head of the military-civilian administration" Kirill Stremousov. He also stressed that the Kherson region does not plan to be a separate independent republic, "the goal is to become a subject of the Russian Federation."

03:16 The Russian language, along with the Ukrainian language, will receive the status of "state" in the Kherson region, said the "deputy head of the military-civil administration" Kirill Stremousov.

"The Russian language, along with Ukrainian, will become the state language in the Kherson region. The Russian language will become the main language for office work, communication and all issues of national importance. We do not prohibit the Ukrainian language and will not somehow play some kind of language stories," he specified he added that "the expediency of giving the status of the state language to the Crimean Tatar language, as it was done in Crimea, we will discuss in detail at a meeting with the community."

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Rostov security forces detain teen preparing terrorist attacks in schools
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[KavkazUzel] A teenager was detained in the Rostov region for preparing terrorist attacks in schools in various regions of Russia, a source in law enforcement agencies said that the young man was recruited by the SBU.
... the Security Service of Ukraine (Служба безпеки України)...
The detainee himself said that he intended to go to Moscow to prepare terrorist attacks.

A teenager who is suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in schools was detained in the Rostov region. "A teenager who was preparing terrorist attacks in schools in different regions was detained. He was recruited by the SBU," TASS quoted a source in power structures as saying.

The detainee said that even before the start of the special operation of the Russian troops, he planned terrorist attacks in schools in Tatarstan and, possibly, Perm.

According to him, a trip to Moscow was planned in January, a certain Vlad told him about this, the detainee said in an interview with the Don TR television company.

“You and Lis will go to Moscow, you will be met by a man named Sergei. I don’t know him. He will give you weapons, and Lis should teach me how to make Molotov cocktails. We should arrange Columbine *. Columbine * - I know from the news - these are explosions in schools, the murder of children. Perm was ... no, Tatarstan. And somewhere else. I don’t remember, honestly. He had to give us money, 15 thousand each: I was 15 and Lisa was 15, as well as some instructions. We had to rent either an apartment or a room. The man had to give weapons, get in touch on VKontakte. According to him,

As follows from the video, the young man is sitting in his office, he is dressed in a tracksuit and shoes without laces, his hands are handcuffed, and there are a lot of tattoos on his hands.

The young man came to the territory of the  Rostov region as a refugee, but was detained by the security services. On instructions from the SBU, he recruited young people into the Azov battalion,
Ahhh. We’re about to be informed that he is a REAL NAZI!!!!11!!
the video says. 

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#1  Now there's a job for the FBI.
Oh,,,wait!
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2022 15:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Russian school terrorists got nothing on Texas school terrorists. Salvador Ramos took out 21 innocent souls unaided.
Posted by: jpal || 05/25/2022 17:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Everyone rallied around the Chechens after Beslan...
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From the Russian Perspective: Operation on Denazification of Ukraine: operational summary May 24th (updated)
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[NewsFrontInfo] 21:59 Since March 2, the Russian Federation has delivered 22,430.8 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

21:59 According to information received from captured Ukrainian servicemen, SBU officers, at the suggestion of Western curators, prepared another provocation at grain storage facilities in the cities of Rubizhne, LPR and Orekhov, Zaporozhye region. The goal is to accuse Russian military personnel of allegedly indiscriminate strikes on civilian infrastructure.

17:28 The Russian military for the first time used the latest Su-57 in operations in Ukraine.

What you need to know about the latest fifth generation fighter?

▪️The Russian Su-57 surpasses all similar foreign models - the F-22 from the USA and the J-20 from China.

▪️Armament - 15 types of the latest air-to-air, air-to-surface missiles, including hypersonic Kinzhals.

▪️Its "chip" is artificial intelligence, which allows the Su-57 to independently perform 90 percent of the tasks.

▪️Another plus is its cost, which is several times lower than that of the American F-22 - $164 million against $410 million per unit.

▪️The first serial fighter of the RF Armed Forces received in December 2020. In total, by 2027, the Aerospace Forces will receive 76 aircraft.

17:15 Humanitarian Party help from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia came to Akimovka. A total of 700 packages with targeted humanitarian aid from the Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived in Akimovka.

The set includes products and personal hygiene products. Humanitarian aid was packaged and brought to the settlement with the assistance of the Melitopol district administration, Akimov settlement administration and the Melitopol Cossacks.

16:43 Residents of Melitopol can pay for utilities both in hryvnia and in rubles. Invoices are issued in both currencies - the head of the military-civilian administration of the city Galina Danilchenko.

15:30 Deputy and member of Volodymyr Zelensky's "Servant of the People" party Maryana Bezuglaya introduced a bill to the Rada that allows officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to kill soldiers who refused to follow orders or deserted. Changes are proposed to be made to the statute of the internal service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Its current version states that “in a combat situation, the commander (chief) may use a weapon or give an order to his subordinates to use it, if it is impossible to stop a criminal offense in another way, while not causing death to a soldier.”

15:18 In Odessa and Kharkov publicwritethat the military began to hand out mobilization notices to men right on the street.

15:07 A recruiter to the Ukrainian national battalions was detained in the Rostov region, he was given the task of preparing terrorist attacks in schools in Russia.

15:04 Residents of the liberated districts of the Zaporozhye region seal up Ukrainian code on license plates. Instead, there is a new symbol - the Taurida Governorate - the historical name of the region within the Russian Empire. And instead of the yellow-blue flag - the historical coat of arms of the city of Zaporozhye.

15:01 Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation dragged a wounded soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for two kilometers through the minefield. His own people abandoned him, and the Russian soldiers dragged the wounded Ukrainian to the field hospital and saved his life. Even in war, a Russian soldier always remains, first of all, a person with high moral principles.

14:55 Air defense went off in Kherson.

13:45 An explosion occurred in Sinelnikovo, east of Dnepropetrovsk. There is a large railway junction in the settlement, through which the supply of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas passes. According to preliminary information, the Sinelnikovo-1 station became the target of the attack.

13:42 NATO will not be a party to the conflict in Ukraine, will not send troops there, as it intends to avoid war with the Russian Federation - Stoltenberg.

13:27 Nine fighters of the special police unit of Ukraine "Kord" from Vinnytsia were liquidated on an unidentified sector of the front.

13:25 A member of the Right Sector, a neo-Nazi and US citizen Dalton Kennedy, was liquidated in the Kharkiv region.

13:11 The main thing from the statement of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Shoigu:

▪️Shoigu took part in a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CSTO, the parties discussed the situation in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization;

▪️The situation in the Eastern European region has deteriorated significantly;

▪️The United States has set a course for the complete dismantling of the existing architecture of international security;

▪️US bioprogram research in Ukraine was carried out in secret, in violation of international commitments;

▪️Fearing the defeat of the Ukrainian troops, the West urgently organized the supply of lethal weapons;

▪️The number of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine has exceeded six thousand people, military advisers and PMC employees are sent to the country;

▪️The West refuses to acknowledge the numerous facts of torture and brutal murders of Russian prisoners of war;

▪️Russian troops, unlike the Armed Forces of Ukraine, do not strike at civilian infrastructure where civilians may be;

▪️The special operation in Ukraine will continue until the tasks are completed, despite the sanctions and large-scale assistance to Kyiv from the West;

▪️There is a real threat that Ukraine will create nuclear weapons and their means of delivery;

▪️The West is purposefully working to undermine relations between the CSTO countries, and Russia's allies are under serious pressure.

▪️It is necessary to improve the collective forces of the CSTO, as well as the decision-making mechanisms within the organization;

▪️Russia will continue to provide the necessary assistance to its allies in neutralizing emerging threats and upholding sovereignty.

13:02 Russia will continue the special operation until the tasks are completed, despite sanctions and Western assistance to Ukraine - Shoigu.

12:20 Melitopol children's sports school number 3 recruits children for the handball section. Boys and girls aged 8-13 are welcome. Classes are held at: st. Lomonosov, 199.

Also, the recruitment of young talents is carried out by the art school at 7a 30th Anniversary of Victory Boulevard and the children's music school at 135 Lenina Street.

11:56 A strong explosion thundered in Kherson, the circumstances are being investigated. Residents report phone problems after explosion Vodafone

11:30 Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, director of the FSB Nikolai Patrushev on the situation in Ukraine and geopolitics:

➖The ideal scenario for US-led NATO is an endlessly smoldering conflict in Ukraine.

➖Nazism must either be 100% eradicated, or it will rear its head in a few years, and in an even uglier form.

➖Ukraine, if it had remained an independent country, and not controlled from outside, “would have long ago expelled all Nazi evil spirits from its land.”

➖Moscow will be obliged to respond to the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, which is a direct security threat to Russia. Finland and Sweden will be accepted into NATO, despite the objections of Turkey and Croatia, "because Washington decided so."

➖Today, the West is doing its best to obscure Russia's contribution to the preservation of other states in different historical periods.

10:50 Russian military base may appear in Kherson region

This was stated by the head of the region Kirill Stremousov.

Earlier, the authorities of the Kherson region declared their desire to become part of the Russian Federation.

09:38 Governor of the Kursk region Starovoit extended the "yellow" level of terrorist threat in the region until June 8.

08:27 The main results of the SVO in Ukraine for May 23, 2022:

▪️The allied forces launched a full-scale assault on Liman: the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated to the southern outskirts.

▪️Street fighting continues in Severodonetsk.

▪️In the Golden Armed Forces of Ukraine, they were driven out of the fortified areas, the battles are going on in the southern districts of the city.

▪️In Kamyshevakh there is a cleansing, the battles for Vrubovka continue.

▪️Northwest of Popasna, allied forces attack Vasilevka, the Bakhmut-Lysichansk highway is cut. Mironovsky is occupied, Russian forces have reached the outskirts of Lugansk.

▪️The Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to undermine the dam of the Uglegorsk reservoir.

▪️In Avdievka, the allied troops are inflicting massive artillery strikes on the positions of the Armed Forces.

▪️In the Krivoy Rog direction, the RF Armed Forces delivered strikes against concentrations of enemy manpower.

▪️During the day, three Ukrainian SU-25 attack aircraft were shot down.

08:12 In Kharkiv, subpoenas are already being handed out right on the street. “People are not enough anymore” as the author comments.

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#1  Have you or any of your Russian heroes raped anyone today, Badanov?
Posted by: Omineling Forkbeard1962 || 05/25/2022 16:32 Comments || Top||

#2  So, you expect us to take you seriously now?
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#3  1st warning Omineling Forkbeard1962 Troll
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#4  I actually laughed at #1. Such a painfully stupid thing to say. 16:32 in the afternoon and already that boy ain't right.
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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: May 24th, 2022
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[NewsFrontInfo] 23:01 Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk is again under fire from the VFU. As a result of the shelling of the Grabari village, residential buildings 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 on the street were damaged. Pereyaslavskaya, as well as houses 33 and 37 on the street. Timiryazev. In addition, the bus was damaged;

22:46 According to the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about the wounding of 5 civilians as a result of the shelling of the AFU on the previously liberated territory of the Republic:

n.p. Pavlovka (temporarily attached to the administration of Donetsk):
- women born in 1946 and 1980.

n.p. Stepanovka (temporarily attached to the administration of the Telmanovsky district):
- woman, born in 1973.

n.p. Mariupol:
- women born in 1980 and 1984.

22:00 Tue the village of Prosyanaya, Dnepropetrovsk region, militants of national formations mined the "Prosyansky elevator", which they plan to blow up;

- in the village of Vrubovka of the LPR, on the territory of a grain plant, installations of the MLRS of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are located, the nationalists systematically fire at the positions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, provoking them to return fire;

- 17,586 people, including 2,246 children, were evacuated to Russia from dangerous areas of the DPR, LPR and Ukraine in a day.

20:47 A detained employee of the Lugansk team of the OSCE mission collected and transmitted secret data about the units of the People's Militia of the LPR to the US special services.

19:51 Ukrainianmilitants, leaving Azovstal, left a lot of explosive devices for our military.

19:15 The operational line of the DPR JCCC received information about damage as a result of shelling VFU Petrovsky district of Donetsk at the address:

- st. Rationalizers, 36 - as a result of a fire, the building of the administrative - household plant of the Trudovskaya mine was damaged.

18:43 Denis Pushilin, Head of the DPR: 28 settlements can already be considered liberated territories. About half of the territory of Krasny Liman is already occupied by our units. Soon Red Liman will be ours.

18:36 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: 10 missiles fired from the BM-21 Grad.

18:16 Pushilin announced the impending tribunal for Ukrainian war criminals. Representatives of various countries, including Western ones, will be invited to it, according to the head of the DPR.

"As many representatives as possible from different countries should take part in it," Pushilin said.

18:14 The Russian army took the settlement Vidrodzhennya and fighting moved north. Canadian journalist Neil Hauer reported this from the spot. Allied forces are now about 15 km from Artyomovsk.

18:03 The assault on the city of Krasny Liman in the north of the DPR - Pushilin began.

17:32 The port of Mariupol and the adjacent coast of the Sea of ​​Azov have been completely demined. More than 12,000 explosive objects thrown by Ukrainian militants have been neutralized. This is reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

17:30 VFU organized a hospital in the Mariupol Oncological Dispensary, and retreating, they mined it. As deputy head physician Nina Nedviga said, 80 patients had to be treated in the basement of a medical institution for almost 2 months.

17:26 Ivan Prikhodko, mayor of Gorlovka: Kemerovo region will help restore and rebuild Gorlovka. The delegation that is carrying out the evaluation work has been working in Gorlovka for three weeks now.

17:00 Medvedev: LNR and DNR will not return to Ukraine

“Obvious nonsense and cheap projecting. The decisions about their fate of the Republic of Donbass were made final and will not return [to Ukraine]. This is unacceptable for everyone who remembers the fate of the Minsk agreements and the killing of civilians in the LPR and DPR.”

16:37 Kemerovo region will help restore and rebuild Gorlovka. The delegation that is carrying out the evaluation work has been working in Gorlovka for three weeks now. The information was received from the Mayor of Gorlovka Prikhodko Ivan.

16:12 A sabotage group of five people was detained in Energodar - the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Zaporozhye region.

15:54 Fire was detected from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Panteleimonovka: eight 122mm rounds were fired.

15:48 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Zaitsevo (northern) - n.p. Zaitsevo (southern): 12 AGS grenades fired.

15:26 DPR forces do not plan to enter Avdievka, the city will be blocked - Basurin.

15:24 Soldiers of the 115th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who talked about the difficult situation at the front in Severodonetsk, were sent to the pre-trial detention center as deserters.

15:08 VFU attacked Donetsk. As a result of the shelling of the VFU in the Kuibyshevsky district, housing construction on the street was damaged. Belostokskaya, as well as a garage and a car of AGK Zenit-3 on the street. Tumanyan. Also damaged housing on the street. Krasnogorovskoy in the Petrovsky district.

15:04 Krasny Lyman completely came under the control of the DPR.

15:00 Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation dragged a wounded soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for two kilometers through the minefield. His own people abandoned him, and the Russian soldiers dragged the wounded Ukrainian to the field hospital and saved his life. Even in war, a Russian soldier always remains, first of all, a person with high moral principles.

14:20 As a result of the shelling of the VFU in the Kuibyshevsky district, housing construction on the street was damaged. Belostokskaya, as well as a garage and a car of AGK Zenit-3 on the street. Tumanyan. Also damaged housing on the street. Krasnogorovskoy in the Petrovsky district.

14:12 According to the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about damage as a result of shelling of the VFU of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk at the address: - st. Krasnogorovskaya, 18/37 - apartment building.

14:11 The Ukrainian front is collapsing in Krasny Liman. A huge number of soldiers and officers raise their "paws up." And in order not to get into “places not so remote”, I frankly declare that they curse Kyiv and are ready to “turn the trunks”. A reassuring fact. This suggests that the Ukrainian army continues to degrade in various forms.

13:40 Activities for demining the water area and the port of Mariupol are completed. Now work is underway to restore it, said Eduard Basurin, a representative of the NM DNR. Russian and Republican military occupied the port area on April 11th.

13:35 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): three shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

13:22 According to the operational line of the JCCC DPR, information was received about damage as a result of shelling of the VFU at the following addresses:

Donetsk (village Grabari):
st. Bialystokskaya, 1 - residential building.

n.p. Yasinovataya:
st. Repina, 25 - residential building;
- st. Timiryazev, 16 residential building.

13:20 DPR Armed Forces: Over the past few days, 50 paratroopers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered. Two platoons of the 115th Terodefense Brigade left their positions in the Avdievka area. Now allied forces are fighting fierce battles with groups of Ukrainian nationalists in the area of ​​​​Avdievka, Gorlovka, Maryinka and Novomaryinka.

13:12 The main thing from Basurin's speech:

- The port and water area in Mariupol are actually cleared of mines;
- Over the past days, 50 paratroopers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered;
- Two platoons of the 115th Terodefense Brigade in the Avdiivka area left their positions and went to the positions of the NM DPR;
- In the area of ​​​​Avdievka, Gorlovka and Marinka, there are heavy battles against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

13:06 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Sands - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky district): five shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

13:00 Ukrainian bandit formations continue to destroy houses in Gorlovka! Additional damage to civilian infrastructure was revealed in the Solnechny residential area at the following addresses: st. Proletarskaya 2, 4 (photo 1, 2, 3), 4а (photo 4), 8 (5, 6).

12:40 The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine officially confirmed the loss of Svetlodarsk: “The Svetlodar arc has been lost. Our military went out so as not to be surrounded.

12:35 As a result of the shelling of the VFU in the Donetsk People's Republic, 38 transformer substations, one hospital, four educational institutions and 2,700 household subscribers have been de-energized, the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

12:32 Deputy head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev proposed to install mobile currency exchange offices on the borders of Russia with the DPR and LPR, as well as with Ukraine.

12:19 Confirm release Lugansky.

11:36 Allied artillerymen eliminated command post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, equipped in the Lysichansk gymnasium.

11:39 Power engineers have restored power supply to 73 facilities in Mariupol. In the short term, 1,000 private sector houses in the Kurchatovo microdistrict should be powered.

11:10 The Armed Forces of Ukraine forced our troops to take Svetlodarsk, carrying out the extraction procedure to show Zelensky how to do the extraction - before the encirclement, and not after.

Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine are still standing in the area of ​​​​the thermal power plant and are covering the already ongoing withdrawal of troops from positions near Novoluganskoye.

In fact, after the loss of Popasnaya, there was a direct threat of encirclement of the Svetlodar group (especially after ours took Novozvanovka and Troitskoye) and a strong-willed decision was made to retreat, abandoning positions that had been preparing for a long-term defense for more than seven years.

10:45 Over the city administration of Svetlodarsk in the Bakhmut district of the DPR, the Ukrainian flag has replaced the flag of Russia.

10:25 Ukrainian MLRS BM-21 "Grad" from positions in Avdievka continue strikes at the residential areas of Yasinovataya.

10:21 The People's Militia of the LPR, together with volunteers, continues to establish a peaceful life in Rubizhne.

A total of 280 food packages were brought to the city. One such set is enough for a person for a week. They brought water, baby food, hygiene products, diapers.

Doctors from Moscow have arrived in the city, who are examining all the people who are in Rubizhne. The necessary medicines were delivered to the residents.

It should be noted that literally one day before the arrival of the next humanitarian cargo, the Ukrainian security forces again fired at residential areas.

09:43 Updated information was received through the operational line of the DPR JCCC - as a result of the shelling of the VFU settlement. Yasinovataya was wounded by a civilian born in 1968.

09:13 A civilian was wounded in Yasinovataya. As a result of the shelling of the VFU on the street. Timiryazev's woman was wounded. She is currently receiving medical attention.

09:10 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction of the settlement. Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: fired five minutes in 120mm caliber.

08:44 RF Armed Forces and LNR forces occupied entrance to the city of Zolote, knocking out Ukrainian neo-Nazis from a major stronghold. The city itself is a key point on the way to Lisichansk and Severodonetsk, for which active battles are now underway. Nikolai Dolgachev, military commander of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, found out how the combat missions are being carried out.

08:00 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: 10 missiles fired from the BM-21 Grad.

n.p. Peski - Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky district): five shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

n.p. Avdiivka - n.p. Yasinovataya: fired three mines with a caliber of 120mm.

Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
SCMP: China military must be able to destroy Elon Musk's Starlink satellites if they threaten national security: scientists
I wonder if this is why everyone's suddenly concerned about Elon Musk's erections.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/25/2022 09:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I'm still healing and they want me to pay money and subscribe to read their fucking piece of shit propaganda. AND there's a thunderstorm and tornado watch underway. If one of the mods wants to turn this into a real post, go ahead, I think the link is all they deserve.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/25/2022 9:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Cross-reference this with Trent Telenko's post about Starlink in Ukraine.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/25/2022 10:07 Comments || Top||


#4  Oh, and he's short Tesla. Of course.

Who exactly is Bill Gates an employee of?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/25/2022 13:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Whoever has the tapes of him diddling children.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 17:55 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Durham Trial: The Guy Who Ran FBI Counterintelligence in Trump Russia Scam Has a Really, Really Bad Memory
[PJ Media] On opening day of week two of the Michael Sussmann trial about "Trump Russia Collusion," we found out that when it comes to remembering a domestic threat to the national security of the United States — supposedly from a person who could become the President — the guy who used to run the FBI Counterintelligence department has a really, really bad memory.

The Special Counsel prosecution team put former FBI counterintelligence chief Bill Priestap on the stand to ask him about the Alfa-Bank hoax. This was a smear of Donald Trump by Hillary Clinton’s campaign that used bogus data to tie Trump to the Kremlin in order to entice law enforcement into opening an investigation before the 2016 election. Prosecutors called it an "October Surprise."

Priestap left the bureau after a 21-year career to found a security company called "Trenchcoat Advisors" in 2019, the same year the Inspector General issued his report naming the former high-level FBI man as the person who green-lighted all other investigations into Trump-Russia Collusion.

In trial testimony, Priestap produced notes from a meeting with the former FBI General Counsel, James Baker. The notes confirmed that Sussmann, a former DOJ prosecutor, did not bring the bogus information to the FBI on behalf of his clients, Hillary Clinton or the DNC, or the cybersecurity executive who produced the data. Rather, he did it because he was a concerned American and not because he was paid to do so by Hillary’s campaign. That’s important because prosecutors contend that Sussmann lied to the FBI about this material point in bringing that data to them.

Priestap didn’t remember much and seemed cagey about the Alfa-Bank debacle. He didn’t remember details of the Alfa-Bank investigation, nor meeting with reporters about it, nor thinking that the Chicago FBI field office assigned to the investigation needed to know about the provenance of the dirt. That information was kept from line officers investigating the case.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 06:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Close it down, start over.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  And you all thought Hydra was a creation of Stan Lee.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 7:27 Comments || Top||

#3  The only rational answer to official questioning by Feds is ‘I don’t remember.’
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/25/2022 9:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Two of the four-sides-of-their-mouth-on-both-their-faces of the modern American mandarin: "I'm The Expert, Respect The Authority of My Planet-Sized Brain!" and "Ooops, I don't remember, I can't be held accountable..."

And then my Dad's ghost shows up to talk about how important _attention to detail_ is in intelligence and counterintelligence.

Meanwhile, we've had a million or so murders-by-virus with the connivance of collaborators in our own bureaucracy.

"Oops, I forgot!"

SPIT!
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/25/2022 10:08 Comments || Top||

#5  If you know the rot goes higher (and it's certain it does) grant conditional immunity and threaten his pension if he then remains unresponsive and see how quickly his memory improves.
If you want to avoid the political cost of revealing the SES/Appointee criminals who led this, just accept his lie and the epidemic of memory loss that will follow.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/25/2022 11:23 Comments || Top||

#6  I think a polygraph / electric chair mash up might be the way to go.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 11:29 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
To express the seriousness of the situation in Ukraine the Pentagon decided to hoist Ukraine's blue-above-yellow flag upside down.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/25/2022 11:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under:

#1  -throws pencil onto desk-

Fucking Christ.

Worst part, walked into this with Not Bee.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 11:56 Comments || Top||

#2  We have top men. Top. Men.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/25/2022 12:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Good Lord, the patients really are running the asylum.
Posted by: Chris || 05/25/2022 12:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Was that placed above or below the BLM flag?
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/25/2022 17:09 Comments || Top||

#5  This should be an easy fix for even the GOPe: No gummint installation, federal, state or local will fly any other than the USA flag, the appropriate state and county flags.

I got no problem with my Norwegian neighbor flying a Norwegian flag. Underneath the Stars and Stripes.

No reason for the Pentagon or any other federal, state or local facility to do so. Ever.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 17:15 Comments || Top||

#6  They're serious. Every leading Ukrainian politician and military spokesman has confirmed all the reports from the Donbas that Ukraine is in "dire distress and extreme danger."

It's almost over now. Mariupol was the big defeat; now all the dominoes are falling in the East.

The local governor said the situation is desperate and that Russia controls 95% of Luhansk. The Ukrainian foreign minister said the situation is dire. Zelensky himself is preparing the nation for defeat.

There's no more talk of "victory," no more boasting, no talk of "war crimes." Just dire pessimism / realism all around.
Posted by: Jean-Paul || 05/25/2022 17:21 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ So, a futile gesture at the Pentagon is right in line.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 17:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Mise en Scene pooched it, and I'm not sure which is worse: nobody was able or willing to point it out.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 18:05 Comments || Top||


Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene edges out five competitors in GOP primary
[Washington Examiner] Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday edged out five GOP challengers in a primary election that tested the Republican firebrand and former President Donald Trump's influence in Georgia.

Greene beat out her closest challenger, Jennifer Strahan, in the crowded primary contest for Georgia's 14th Congressional District, several television networks projected.

The other Republicans in the race were Erin Cunningham, Charles Lutin, James Haygood, and Seth Synstelien.

Greene spent the weekend leading up to Tuesday's primary slamming President Joe Biden. During a "Bikers for Trump" event for former Sen. David Perdue, Greene was brought onstage to chants of "Let's go Brandon!" — a shorthand insult to the president.

She said she felt "great" about her chances Tuesday despite a growing anti-Greene sentiment in her district.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 00:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Edges"? Another report last night said she got over 40% of the ballots with 2nd hovering around 15%. The remainder were split among Unity party members running as Republicans.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 7:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be the Republican nominee for the Arkansas gubernatorial race. Not even close. Looking forward to August 16, 2022 and the Wyoming primary.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Taylor is very popular in North Ga.,
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 7:50 Comments || Top||

#4  If she had lost by a recount margin, the media would be in paroxysms of joy this morning. I still have not seen the actual numbers, and not for lack of trying.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Greene - 70% to 17% for the next closest competitor.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 7:59 Comments || Top||

#6  "Edges"... spit She beat the ever loving fuck out of her competitors.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/25/2022 8:05 Comments || Top||

#7  People down here don't like wat happened in 2020, nor do they like $4.50 gasoline. It really is the economy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 8:09 Comments || Top||

#8  And Ken Paxon kicked the Boosh dynasty's nuts up between its shoulder blades last night.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 8:36 Comments || Top||

#9  Yeah, "edges out"? That sounds like something the NY Slimes or the Wash. Compost would write.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/25/2022 19:48 Comments || Top||

#10  "Edges Out" - once you start to notice how they try to shape your perception of the news, you see it everywhere.

Last I looked, the score was MTG 71% vs Everyone Else Together 29%. What a squeaker, eh? But if all you saw was the headline...
Posted by: SteveS || 05/25/2022 19:58 Comments || Top||

#11  Unless I'm woefully mistaken, I didn't think the Washington Examiner was that bad.

I'll always remember when Ron Paul was running for president, and some slimy media outfit was using a horizontal bar-graph to show the percentages, and they intentionally shortened Paul's bar to make it look like he wasn't competitive and not correspond with his actual percentage.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/25/2022 20:19 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Day 2: State flexes its muscles to curb PTI power show
[Dawn]
  • Section 144 imposed in major cities; PTI claims over 1,200 leaders, activists ‘picked up’
    • Lahore and Islamabad sealed with containers; M1, M2 and GT Road blocked at different points

    After deciding not to allow Imran Khan
    ...aka The Great Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
    ’s ’Azadi March’ on the capital, the government on Tuesday rounded up over 1,000 PTI leaders and workers in a crackdown designed to derail the party’s plans for a massive power show in Islamabad.

    Section 144 was imposed in Lahore, the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and Bloody Karachi
    ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
    , as well as other major cities in the country, while the Punjab
    1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
    2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
    3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

    government sought the deployment of Rangers to control the law and order situation.

    Punjab Home Secretary Syed Ali Murtaza confirmed that assistance of Rangers personnel had been requisitioned.

    Traffic plying between Lahore and the twin cities was also brought to a standstill after all entry and exit points leading towards Islamabad were closed down. According to the Lahore district administration, no one would be allowed to cross its district boundary and containers and barricades were installed on all major roads including link roads leading toward motorways and GT Road.

    The government has also directed transporters not to provide buses, cars and vans to PTI workers.

    The Attock Bridge on GT Road has also been closed, while the M1 motorway has been closed near Swabi. Containers have also been placed on the Ravi Toll Plaza, leading to the M2 motorway from Lahore. According to police sources, 150 freight shipping containers have been placed on road sides to block the roads in Rawalpindi district while 4,000 police from Multan
    ...Home of the Multan Sultans...
    , Lahore, Farooqabad and Sargodha have been called to assist Rawalpindi and Attock police.

    Reacting to the government’s arrangements, former human rights
    ...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
    minister Shireen Mazari — who was detained and later released on court orders a few days ago — told a ’Meet the Press’ programme at the National Press Club that PTI never stopped protests and sit-ins while they were in power.

    "State machinery is being used to stop people from attending the march. I want to make it clear that the marchers will stand firm if the government uses violence as a tactic to disperse them," she said.

    WORKERS’ ARRESTS
    Official documents seen by Dawn indicated the authorities had prepared a list of around 2,076 PTI workers and office bearers from different areas of the province, who were to be prevented from participating in the long march.

    According to an official tally, law enforcement agencies have arrested over 1,200 PTI workers and leaders from different divisions of the province including 149 from Lahore, 93 from Sahiwal, 139 from Faisalabad
    ...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
    , 89 from Gujranwala197 from Sargodha, 32 from Bahawalpur, 183 from DG Khan, and 314 from Multan. In addition, 86 PTI workers and local leaders were picked up in Rawalpindi district, most of whom were sent to Adiala Jail.

    Separately, following a series of pre-dawn raids by the Karachi police, only MNA Saif ur Rehman Mehsud was arrested from his Sohrab Goth residence while raiding parties returned empty handed from nearly all other places, fanning anger among party ranks.

    A police officer told Dawn on condition of anonymity that they had been directed to arrest PTI workers, MPAs, MNAs and office bearers. He said every district police officer had been directed to stop PTI in their respective jurisdictions. "We have also been directed to conduct raids on houses and impound vehicles bearing pro-PTI slogans or flag and stickers," he said.

    Police are currently said to be seeking detention orders from the deputy commissioners of their respective areas so they could hold these people for violating Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, under which police can detain these individuals for up to 90 days.

    Punjab government spokesperson Ataullah Tarar rejected reports of the arrest of over 1,200 PTI workers in the province and told Dawn that around 250 workers and leaders of PTI were taken into custody for violating section 144 imposed by the government.

    It was learned that police also conducted raids in Murree, Gujar Khan, Kahuta, Taxila and Rawalpindi to detain a number of PTI workers and activists. However,
    a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
    most of the party’s top leaders have so far avoided arrest by going into hiding.

    PTI Islamabad President Ali Nawaz Awan told Dawn that police was arresting party workers and harassing them in violation of orders of Islamabad High Court (IHC).

    "According to our estimates, 1,100 houses have been raided and around 500 workers have been arrested to discourage people from attending the march," he said.
  • Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2022 02:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


    Science & Technology
    [RoundingTheEarth] Pfizer Trial Fraud: The House of Cards Shakes
    Let us summarize what is to come:

    • The trial reports should never have been read as demonstrating efficacy.

    • A trial whistleblower was buried for more than a year, then shared how poorly and dishonestly her trial site was run.

    • The FDA never checked around 94% of trial sites.

    • It appears some of the trial sites were purely fabricated. I leave my mind open for this to be incorrect, but I highly doubt it.

    • Evidence suggests that the vaccines are inducing COVID-19.

    • The method for confirming COVID-19 was both cherry-picked and inconsistently applied. Another method shows Zero Efficacy.

    • International data tells a Zero Efficacy story.

    • National data handlers seem to be "fixing" data to hide Zero Efficacy.

    A Confidence Game


    The code of the con is to know just enough about everything so you can lie about anything." -Dan Garfat-Pratt

    It took me approximately 19.3 minutes to grow tired of hearing the phrase, "Well run clinical trial" after the December 10, 2020 publication of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine trial report. If you did not recognize the insertion of that catch phrase into the daily conversation of every standard American drone model, you probably need your hearing checked. But perhaps that was a perfectly reasonable assumption for a company like Pfizer that has a well-designed logo and ample advertising budget, and gets described as a "habitual offender" in journal-speak (Evans, 2010; Hat tip LifeSiteNews). Isn't a habitual offender who you'd trust to look after your children? Or does that sound a little cra-cra?

    Document image left out to keep _me_ from going cray-cray.

    What a beautifully type-set document, don't you think?

    I remember thinking it sounded...less than classy when college football bowl games were sponsored. At least at that level we can mostly pretend there is no conflict of interest like an egotistical CEO sending a quarter of a million dollars in cash to five star recruits, or whatever the refs might get to keep the outcome of the game in line with positive association with the sponsor brand. And in bowl games, neither university gets to sponsor the game and pay the refs (legally). I wonder what it would buy them if they could?

    Let us recall from the start that Pfizer was not even presenting a document in which enough trial participants were reported on to establish the claimed results.

    That we still do not have answers as to whether all of this lopsided exclusion total represents injuries that might be fairly classified as COVID-19 stands out as criminal on its own. But this is only one of numerous serious problems that corporate and government actors seem to pretend away en route to the largest medical experiment in human history.

    On January 4, 2021, Peter Doshi published an article in the BMJ with the simple message, "We need more details and the raw data." While Doshi covered many important points, the most obvious one that stands out are the thousands of participants with "suspected, but unconfirmed" cases of COVID-19 were not even evaluated for COVID-19. This does not even include hospitalized participants from Site 1231 (and perhaps many others), which we'll talk about below.

    The trial additionally seemed to show around an 86% reduction in COVID-19 reinfection cases. This does not seem to fit reality since, which should make us wonder about the entire body of data.

    Though we were promised transparency, and presented with a beautifully type-set trial report, there have always been questions about how the data was "processed" or "laundered" or whatever word you might want to use.

    Go to the original site to see the whole thing, including all the images I don't want to deal with. The next two sections are titled "Poorly Conducted trial sites" and "Fake Trial Sites?"
    Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/25/2022 11:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Zero efficacy is half the story. Harmful side effects is the other.
    Posted by: Ebbaise Brown5939 || 05/25/2022 13:11 Comments || Top||

    #2  "World's most dangerous placebo" is bound to make it into someone's marketing literature...
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 13:29 Comments || Top||

    #3  Thank you Snowy. It is a shame in this day and age such ignorance is allowed to persist. No person pays a price. The truth does not matter anymore. Most people have turned away from most media. So as they say ignorance is bliss. The new normal.
    Posted by: Dale || 05/25/2022 14:55 Comments || Top||

    #4  ^ Where would all the diversity med school admissions work if not for that?
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 14:58 Comments || Top||

    #5  Pfizer will not sell drugs for profit in poor nations
    Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2022 15:26 Comments || Top||

    #6 
    It seems once again the Experts that Government, Deep State Elite, DC Swamp and their MSM swore by has sprung a serious Honey Wagon leak.

    Now those that they ridiculed, pigeon holed in obscurity, and blackballed, for presenting opposing research facts. Again turn out to be, in too many cases, the REAL Expert Authority that followed Science.
    Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/25/2022 15:28 Comments || Top||

    #7  The vax was approved while Trump was in office - can they hang it on him?
    Posted by: Bobby || 05/25/2022 16:41 Comments || Top||

    #8  ^They're already well down this road. However, seeing as most of the bureaucrats in charge were leftovers from the Obama admin, it's gonna be a very tough sell.
    Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/25/2022 17:08 Comments || Top||

    #9  More like Flat Earth amirite? snarf snarf snarf.

    Back when it was cool to talk in polite company about which shot is the right shot for that person and when they got it, guy in the group came up to me, looked me in the eyes, smiling, "So Kansas......you gonna go get your sugar cube?"

    I laughed. He laughed. Some earshots laughed.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 17:45 Comments || Top||


    Ukraine's Electric Cavalry: The E-Bikes Being Used In Battle
    [Radio Free Europe] Ukrainian fighters are ushering in a new era of battlefield tactics by using powerful locally designed electric bikes.

    The image below of a packaged NLAW anti-tank missile mounted to what looks like an off-road motorcycle in Ukraine is causing a buzz in tech media. The two-wheeled vehicle is, in fact, an electric bicycle, and represents a historic tactical advancement in warfare.

    Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 06:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Everything old is new again
    Posted by: Slenter Panda4300 || 05/25/2022 7:45 Comments || Top||

    #2  Am I too old for one of these ?
    Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 7:46 Comments || Top||

    #3  The two-wheeled vehicle is, in fact, an electric bicycle, and represents a historic tactical advancement in warfare

    Really?
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 7:52 Comments || Top||

    #4  Journalists -- ignorant of everything but militantly convinced of their own encyclopedic knowledge.
    Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/25/2022 8:26 Comments || Top||

    #5  Ukraine forces have adapted to the situation.

    Russian forces had, at least initially, trouble with basic things such as logistics, air/land force coordination, etc.
    Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/25/2022 9:15 Comments || Top||

    #6  Not just locally designed.
    Powerful locally designed.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 10:07 Comments || Top||

    #7  but quiet - that's a plus
    Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2022 10:35 Comments || Top||

    #8  Yeah.....too quiet.

    (starts blasting theme music to Delta Force)
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2022 10:40 Comments || Top||

    #9  You know back in college I was with my brother and we found a copy of the book BICYCLES IN WAR by Martin Caidin. Seems this book started by some comments about a joke warfare book idea. When Mr Caidin started to do research he found they have been used in every war since their invention. See also Japanese invasion of Malaya.
    Posted by: Vinegar Spolusing6485 || 05/25/2022 10:50 Comments || Top||

    #10  Martin Caidin. I read some of his books. All worthwhile.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2022 11:16 Comments || Top||

    #11  Vespa 150 TAP

    Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2022 15:31 Comments || Top||



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