Viktor Bout, the so-called “Merchant of Death” released from a U.S. jail in exchange for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner last week, has joined Russia’s ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party.
themoscowtimes.com Freed Arms Dealer Viktor Bout Joins Russia’s Ultra-Nationalist LDPR Viktor Bout, the arms dealer once dubbed the “Merchant of Death” who was released from a U.S. jail in exchange for U.S. basketball star
“They beat him & took him outside as if they were going to shoot him. They made him lie on the ground & told him to count to 10. He refused. So, they beat him with a pistol… his face was covered in blood.” How Russia treats its soldiers in #Ukraine.
Russia’s military aggression is targeting Ukraine’s cultural sovereignty. Russia has demolished over 450 monumemts and cultural sites in Ukraine. Watch our new video about aggression against cultural heritage #StopRussiaNow
In candlelight, I was composing this speech in my kitchen during the electricity disconnection. I was composing it in intervals between my working meetings. On the train, for long while I was meticulously considering what to mention in this speech. 1/6
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who helps with evacuation of Ukrainians from the frontlines. I’ll be direct: his team exists for donations and asks for them. With all respect to him I’ll add the link for his the donations in the comment
In case you missed it over the weekend, we broke down what happened with TV Rain from the time they fled Russia at the outset of the full-scale invasion all the way to the revocation of the channel’s broadcasting license in Latvia and the ensuing fallout.
UPRISING BREWING IN CHECHNYA Locals got into a fight with a traffic cop. Onlookers watched and didn’t help the cop. Grand sadist Kadyrov is now rounding up supposed onlookers, and as punishment, shipping them off to Ukraine. Now fights against authorities are spreading.
Vladimir Solovyov says he spent the weekend hanging out with Wagner fighters in Ukraine
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova couldn’t hold back her tears while reading Vladimir Vysotsky’s WW2 poem “We’re turning the earth”
BREAKING: The Moldovan government plans to introduce its own version of the Magnitsky Act by year end. This is very significant because Moldova, which has historically been Russian leaning, has decisively moved towards the Western alliance.
intellinews.com Moldova plans its own take on Magnitsky Act as UK sanctions opposition politicians Moldova’s Ministry of Justice has drawn up its own version of the Magnitsky Act as part of efforts to
Making progress with
on seizing the frozen Russian $350 billion for use in defending and reconstructing Ukraine. It’s the obvious thing to do. Russia caused the damage, Russia should pay for it.
Ukr General Staff will continue to pound Russian hq’s and lines of communication (logistics) for the next few weeks, thru February, in order to set the conditions for the decisive phase of the campaign, the liberation of Crimea. I expect them to liberate Crimea by August.
See aftermath of explosion at Wagner Group’s purported base in Ukraine
via @YouTube excellent analysis by @general_ben @RipRawlings @jmvasquez1974 @WomanVote @TRUESAY14
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Ukrainian women are an integral part of the Ukrainian army. Let’s go girls
Two of the three operational Black Sea ports in Odesa Oblast began shipping food exports again, recovering from power outages caused by Russian drone attacks over the weekend, Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) said on Dec. 12.
The most effective for shooting down Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones at night are anti-aircraft missile systems, whereas large-calibre machine guns and small arms can only work effectively in daylight. Source: Yurii Ihnat, spokesperson for the Air Force,
An art object dedicated to Mariupol was installed on Palace Square in St. Petersburg. F*cking bastards #RussiaIsANaziState #RussiaIsATerrorristState #RussiaIsBullshit #RussianWarCrimes #russiaisateroriststate
Nizhnyokamsk, #Russia BAVOVNA The warehouse of the “Nizhnyokamsknaftokhim” enterprise was completely burned down. The area of the fire was about 10,000 square meters, where rubber was stored.
The EU has accumulated the amount of gas needed to get through the winter period — the storages are more than 90% full, said von der Leyen, head of the European Commission.
Kremlin cover-up: the ruins of Mariupol Drama Theatre have been cordoned off by the Russian occupation authorities with a high fence. Hundreds of Ukrainian civilians were killed in the theatre when it was deliberately bombed by Russia during the spring 2022 Siege of Mariupol
Russian soldiers can now surrender via drone! Awesome initiative from the Ukrainian military to help save lives and end the war
Business Ukraine mag
ONLINE EVENT THIS WEEK: Special Tribunal on the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine – where are we now?
Congratulations on Land Forces Day! Glory to the service members of the largest and most powerful branch of #UAarmy. It‘s they who bear the greatest burden in this war & destroy the enemy. I’ll do my best to ensure that these brave men & women have everything they need to win