russia’s Assad regime is cynically using this horrific earthquake to steal aid and lift sanctions. I speak to Syrian expert
about West’s failed policy https://youtu.be/5oAkrAy1lJg
“The Pentagon has spent about $3.8 million on balloon projects, and plans to spend $27.1 million in fiscal year 2023 to continue work on multiple efforts” on surveillance balloons targeting China and Russia
politico.com U.S. military’s newest weapon against China and Russia: Hot air The Pentagon is quietly transitioning high-altitude balloon projects to the military services.
European External Action Service – EEAS
The evidence is clear: Russia has built networks and infrastructure to mislead, to lie and destabilise in an industrial manner. It also cooperates with China to erode trust in the institutions. Read more in the first EEAS report on FIMI threats. http://europa.eu/!JYqXgd
According to WSJ, Russia increased imports of semiconductors and microchips by 34% last year. Its biggest supplier? China. Sanctions are strengthening the relationship between Russia and China. Sanctions are for LOSERS.
wsj.com Russia Boosts China Trade to Counter Western Sanctions Trade between China and Russia boomed last year, providing a lifeline to Russia’s beleaguered economy and showing the limits of Western sanctions,
Watch: #Germany’s foreign minister calls on #Russia to help pressure #Syria into allowing humanitarian aid into the country for victims of deadly earthquakes quickly and without additional obstacles.
We got this message from
and these people after all the bombing they’ve been through by russia and assad regime in NW Syria, this earthquake came to destroy everything in NW Syria. We hope everyone RT this message so world can help them in NW Syria. #earthquake
Why are global powers ‘scrambling’ for Africa? Top officials from the US, China, Russia and Turkey have visited 14 African countries in January alone. What’s behind the flurry of visits?
UAE grants Russian lender rare banking licence. It’s time we put our foot down with this active defiance from a supposed ally. The UAE needs to stop providing sanctuary to Russians or stop doing business with us.
ft.com UAE grants Russian lender rare banking licence Move would meet growing demand for financial services from Russian expatriates in the Gulf state
British Foreign Secretary Cleverly urged to act as Swiss set to return millions in seized funds connected to the murder of Sergei Magnitsky to Russia | The Independent
independent.co.uk Cleverly urged to act as Swiss set to return millions in seized funds to Russia MPs have written to the Foreign Secretary demanding a challenge to Switzerland over a ruling to hand back laundered funds to UK-
Christo Grozev, the journalist who uncovered and exposed the Russian intelligence officers who poisoned Alexei Navalny, has been warned he’s no longer safe in Austria where “there are more Russian agents, informers and henchmen in the city than policemen”
germany.detailzero.com Investigative journalist Grozev wants to leave Austria The Russia expert uncovered the poison attack on Navalny. He no longer feels safe in Vienna, he told Falter: “I suspect that there are more Russian
The DuPont award winning, Oscar and BAFTA nominated documentary Navalny, featuring the work of Bellingcat and
, is now back in BBC iPlayer, and will be on BBC Four at 10pm tonight:
bbc.co.uk BBC Four – Storyville, Navalny In August 2020, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok.
Russian authorities have begun threatening to open new criminal cases against prisoners who refuse to join the Wagner mercenary group, according to
The tactic is reportedly most common in regions that border Ukraine.
meduza.io ‘They promise to dig up old cases’ Russian authorities are using threats of prosecution to pressure… Russian authorities are using the threat of new criminal cases to pressure prisoners into joining the Wagner mercenary group, the
Igor Mangushev, a neo-nazi captain of the Russian army who was earlier recorded holding a human skull which he claimed to be of a Ukrainian serviceman, was shot at point blank range by unknown individuals and died in hospital.
novayagazeta.eu Neo-nazi Russian army captain gets shot in head at point blank range, dies in hospital Igor Mangushev, a neo-nazi captain of the Russian army who was earlier recorded holding a human skull which he claimed to be of a Ukrainian serviceman, was shot at point blank range by unknown… ===============
Moscow bookstores have started selling maps showing the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine within their administrative borders as part of Russia.
novayagazeta.eu RBC: Moscow bookshops start selling maps showing newly occupied regions of Ukraine as part of Russia Moscow bookstores have started selling maps showing the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine within their
Twice-poisoned Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza has spent the last 302 days sitting in Russian prison for daring to criticize the war on Ukraine. We urge UN chief
This is the creative approach we need to ensure Ukraine is able to get the most effective use of the systems the West has provided. Vindman leads new push to send military contractors to Ukraine
Vindman leads new push to send military contractors to Ukraine
The Trump impeachment figure is raising money to help with vehicle and weapons repairs on the front lines.
Crimea is used by Russia to operate in places like Libya, Syria & Eastern Med. Ukraine liberating Crimea denies Russia it’s ‘springboard of instability’ while also reaffirming primacy of national borders & sovereignty. All in US interest & without a drop of American blood spilt.
Replying to @FareedZakariaand@general_ben
The general says Crimea is important to Ukraine. He didn’t say why it’s important to Americans.
Update on Bakhmut, 8 February – Kiyanyn.
And Igor Mangushev is dead.
In my absence yesterday: Does anyone remember Igor Mangushev? The Russian Nationalist PMC “Enot” co-founder who held up a skull of a possible Azovstal defender during a metal concert and ridiculed it. He is shot in the head and in critical condition in the Kadiivka hospital.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak personally met the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi at the airport. It seems like some important announcement will be made today regarding weapon supplies.
Ahead of a 2-day EU summit, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia urged the EU to work on seizing frozen Russian state assets (€300bn of frozen central bank reserves & €19bn oligarchs’ money), for the reconstruction of #Ukraine “as soon as possible.”
#Ukraine‘s President Zelensky’s chief of staff has urged the International #Olympic Committee to bar Russian athletes from participating in the
Summer games, referencing the similar Olympic shame, of having allowed the 1936
Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics…
The Russian stock market began to decline after the news of a “voluntary contribution to the budget” (ie tax) was proposed.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky (English)
Ivan Tyutrin agrees with
and Khodorkovsky’s analysis: “We see that there is a huge irrational fear in the West of what will happen after Putin: Will it create instability? Will Russia’s nukes be loose? But we’re prepared for a Putin-less world”
This is one of the most shocking statistics I have read about the war. It reminds me of what Gen. Ben Hedges says, “We have to decide we want Ukraine to win this war.”
BREAKING: The State Department has approved a HIMARS sale to Poland for USD 10 billion. Poland will be able to buy 486 HIMARS launchers, 45 ATACMS included. The State Department has assessed that the sale won’t alter the military balance in the region. Ukraine has 18 HIMARS.
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Russian athletes must be banned from the Olympic Games! Keep pushing & tell others why there must be: NO RUSSIA AT THE OLYMPICS! #RussiaIsATerroristState #NoOlympicTerrorism
Mikhail Khodorkovsky (English) Retweet
Russian Democratic Society will host a solidarity march in support of Ukraine on the 25th of February – “A Year of War, a Year of Pain.” We will gather by the Marble Arch at 13:00 and march towards the Russian embassy (6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP).
Christo Grozev is on Russia wanted list, yet according to Russian authorities he’s committed no crime, just in case you’re wondering what justice and the rule of law means in Russia.
My lawyers finally received a reply from Russia’s investigative committee. There’s no investigation against me (at least none known to Russia’s top investigative body). Yet, I am on Russia’s most wanted list for “a crime”.. Talk about a whole State based on extrajudiciality.
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