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The Propaganda War Cranks up as Radio Free Europe warns of Return to Full Scale War in Ukraine

by John Galt August 10, 2016 05:30 ET IF there is not a larger signal that the Ukrainian government is getting ready to start a late summer offensive in the Donbass region, I don’t know what there is. First there has been a dramatic increase in artillery attacks along the cease-fire line throughout the region, especially to the northeast and south of Donetsk. Then there was the assassination attempt on the head of the separtist Lugansk Republic a few weeks ago. Next there has been a large buildup of Ukrainian armor…


08.07 Russia-Ukraine SITREP: Russian Military Buildup on Ukraine Border

by John Galt August 7, 2016 16:10 ET The headline and story from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is consistent with what appears to be a buildup to a confrontation in the Southern Ukraine before the autumn rainy season begins: Russian Military Hardware Sighted Along Northern Crimea Border (excerpt) Crimean Tatar activists have reported armed checkpoints being erected at scattered sites around the Russian-occupied peninsula, and unusually large concentrations of Russian hardware in northern regions. Ukraine-s border guard service, meanwhile, reported that Russian authorities had blocked all road entry to the Black…


November 12, 2016 WW3: Over There, Over There

by John Galt July 30, 2016 23:30 ET Ah yes, the joys of war in Europe. Think it can not happen again? This fictional account is to remind everyone just how close America and NATO are to engaging in a conflict it is neither ready for nor desires. While we brag about our whiz-bang technological advantage, there is a difference between starting a conflict with Russia and finishing it conventionally on their territory. Many a nation have tried to conquer the Russians and many have failed. Without the American public being…


06.18 23:00 ET – Ukraine Civil War: Heavy Fighting in Mariupol and Donetsk Tonight (VIDEO)

by John Galt June 18, 2016 23:00 ET The video above is purported to be a firefight between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces outside of Donetsk earlier this evening. Keep in mind that it is very difficult to verify the validity of many reports posted on the internet from this region but if confirmed along with the other breaking news of the evening, then the situation is deteriorating inside the Ukraine conflict as quickly as it is along the NATO-Russian border in the West of Russia. Tonight appears to be the…


The War That isn’t Reported Continues: 9 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed, 19 Wounded on Friday

by John Galt June 12, 2016 16:35 ET The war that is not going to be reported in the Western media continues with casualties and destruction on both sides becoming quite commonplace as artillery exchanges and small arms fire intensifies. The story below demonstrates that the OSCE oversight of the Minsk Agreements is nothing more than a figurehead joke designed to support a pro-NATO/EU version of events ignoring the plight of citizens near the front lines in the Donbass region. From DNI News on Saturday: 9 Ukrainian security officers killed, 19…


Will Russia and the Ukraine go to War this Weekend?

by John Galt May 5, 2016 05:30 ET The ongoing small unit skirmishes along the line of contact in the Lugansk and Donetsk Republics has been ongoing since the first implementation of the Minsk accords. The violations are being reported to the OSCE monitors but little if any action has been taken against either side as a result. According the DNR yesterday for example, there were 60 violations including artillery and mortar attacks along with small unit engagements in Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Ozeryanovka, Zheleznaya Balka, Sakhanka and the hotly contested area of…


Meanwhile the Ukrainian Military Continues Attacks in Donbass on Easter Sunday (VIDEOS)

by John Galt March 27, 2016 13:10 ET The Ukrainian military and its pro-Nazi militias continue to violate the Minsk Ceasefire Agreements with attacks on the rebel forces inside the Donbass region. Even on Easter Sunday, there is no peace for the residents of the areas near Donetsk as the Ukrainian military attacked a vital crossroads just north of the city of Donetsk by the Yasinovatskiy industrial area. Videos of the shelling along with the sounds of the conflict demonstrate that this is no false claim by the rebels: This map…


The Truth about Putin’s Withdrawal from Syria

by John Galt March 21, 2015 04:00 ET THERE is this myth, propagated by the Western media that when Russia engages in an activity which seems counter to prior statements or actions that it is a sign of weakness or incoherent strategic goals. Sadly for the West and the new generation of so-called “Russian” experts, this is the farthest thing from the truth. At the liberal website Slate, the ‘expert’ speculated that it was due to Assad’s intransigence and the financial cost of the operations in Syria. That of course is…


08.16 Eastern Ukraine & Donbas Video of a Little Outgoing and Incoming Mail (Artillery)

by John Galt August 16, 2015 21:15 ET First some outbound shots near Donetsk hitting Ukrainian positions north of the city. By the sounds of it on the video and occasional flashes that are visible, it sucks to be them: And now some shelling of the village Sartana not far from Mariupol as Russian forces start to soften up the Ukrainian defenses: Inbound shelling of the Kirovsky district near Donetsk by Ukrainian troops who reportedly attacked some residential areas tonight also: Artillery in this video alleged to be hitting suburbs of…


08.15 Is something Stirring in the Donbas Tonight? Heavy shelling, reports of Troop Movements

by John Galt August 15, 2015 16:20 ET All of the sudden around 1 to 2 pm ET today, my Twitter feed came alive with reports of artillery duels and troop movements across the entire length of the ceasefire line in the Ukraine. In fact this was confirmed with the following video demonstrating the intensity of the exchange outside of the town of Donetsk: If this is the real deal and the war is about to begin, then these stories from the Russian News Agency ITAR-TASS may validate later on this…


04.13.15 Ukraine Civil War Update: All Hell is Breaking loose with Heavy Fighting around Donetsk (Videos)

by John Galt April 13, 2015 20:50 ET Armored vehicles in downtown Donetsk: Near Peski: Just outside the Donetsk Airport: Night battle-Sands Spartak Airport: Anti-aircraft fire from Pro-Russian forces at Ukrainian drone over city of Donetsk: Night battle near Spartak/Donetsk Airport: News and eyewitness reports have been pouring in about Ukrainian and NAF fighting all along the LOC (Line of Control) which appears to indicate the ceasefire is all but over: Also reports about the continuing fight for Peski Northwest of Donetsk which apparently has been ongoing for over 12 hours…


04.12.15 1800 ET – Ceasefire appears Over, Fighting Breaking out Throughout Eastern Ukraine (Videos)

by John Galt April 12 2015  18:00 ET As the sun set on Easter Sunday throughout Eastern Ukraine, the fighting appears to have broken out across a broad front from Donetsk to Mariupol and rumors of Russian armor massing throughout the Donbas region. If this confirms, the final offensive to liberate Eastern Ukraine could be starting tonight and erupt creating chaos in NATO and Kiev as there is little from a military perspective that the West could do to counter this move unless they declare war on Russia. First a quick…


03.16 22:00 ET – Ukraine Situation: Riots in Donbas and Is Russia Preparing an Invasion?

by John Galt March 16, 2015 22:00 ET The situation in the Donbas has been further destabilized by the Ukrainian government thanks to an unrelenting assault on Donetsk which even received Western press coverage via Reuters: Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire Meanwhile, just north of Donetsk, an 8 year old girl was killed with her infant sibling and mother being critically injured as the Ukrainian Army movements in town resulted in an armored personnel carrier driving over the family in the town of Kostyantynivka. The result was was…


02.17 16:30 ET BREAKING NEWS: Ukrainian Soldiers Ordered by High Command to Destroy Equipment, Evacuate Debaltseve

by John Galt February 17, 2015 16:30 ET The military map of the Debaltseve salient tells the tale of woe facing the Ukrainian military: The news tonight took a dire turn when the Ukrainian high command gave the order to destroy all heavy equipment (armor, artillery, etc.) and evacuate the Debaltseve pocket. This news just broke at 22:16 tonight, Kiev time and here is the translated page (Google Translate) from the Ukrainian news site, UAPress.info: General Staff gave the soldiers a Debaltseve destroy all machinery and exit paths   General Staff…


02.12 Ukraine-Russia War Update: With the Ceasefire, the Most Intense Fighting Begins (Videos)

by John Galt February 12 2015 22:00 ET While the United States mainstream media continues to pay limited lip service to the conflict in the Donbas region of the Ukraine, Europe is laser focused on the consequences of a somewhat cloudy ceasefire agreement which all but guarantees future direct Russian military involvement to preserve whatever interpretation of “peace” they determine as the Ukrainians faith in NATO and the West must now be totally shattered. The following entry is from February 11th via the English translation of the Russian blog from Colonel…


02.12 05:15 ET BREAKING NEWS: Minsk talks yield Ceasefire Agreement Effective 02.15

by John Galt February 12, 2015 05:15 ET Based on all of the information flying out of Russian and Ukrainian media, this deal appears to favor the rebels in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions providing them with a mandatory vote by the Ukraine government to allow for some type of amnesty and autonomy. Should the Rada in Kiev fail to do this within 30 days is unclear at this moment but the cessation of fighting will be a welcome relief to the European Union and civilians trapped in the battle zone….


02.09 Ukraine Crisis: Debaltseve Surrounded, Pro-Russian Rebel Offensive Intensifying (Video)

by John Galt February 9, 2015 22:00 ET As a citizen of the United States of America, I wish to apologize to all combatants in the Eastern Ukraine/Donbas region. The leftists in this nation decided to vote for an incompetent Soros financed whore from Kenya as President and around the world, and in your nation, thousands have died as a result. Satan could not have shit a better candidate to bring the end of times to many on this planet, however, our time, thankfully, has not yet come. Today the war…


There are Indications the Ukrainian Military is Breaking Down Under Russian Pressure

by John Galt February 6, 2015 05:00 ET Despite the popular propaganda of the European Union and United States media, the Ukrainian military is in a massive state of disarray which might indicate why Secretary of State Kerry and the Obama regime were unwilling to promise advanced military weapons in a meeting on Thursday, February 5th. The following stories and video, although some might be circumspect because of the sourcing, tend to indicate a disintegration of military discipline and erosion in the will to fight the might of the Russian Bear…


01.27 Debaltseve Salient & Donbas War Update: Pro-Russian Forces Intensify the Siege (Video)

by John Galt January 27, 2015 22:00 ET To say that this past few days have been uneventful in the Donbas region, especially around the Debaltseve salient is an understatement. The intense fighting has exhausted not only the Ukrainian’s ability to hold key positions around the village of Debaltseve, but has stretched Pro-Russian rebel supply lines so thin that they have run out of ammunition attacking the Ukrainian military! First, this update in text via Colonel Cassad’s live daily journal (translated via Google and re-formatted to make it more readable): Results…


01.25 1800 ET Update: The Debaltseve Salient May be Closing – Ukraine Faces Massive Loss of Troops

by John Galt January 25, 2015 19:55 ET The situation in the Debaltseve salient appears to be deteriorating with the Ukrainian military divided between hunkering down and fighting it out to some reports via the internet of Ukrainian draftees in the military switching sides and fighting with the pro-Russian rebels. This map of the situation and speculation that the pro-Russian forces may have now seized Popasnaya may indicate the salient, or pocket is closing. When one zooms in on the pocket closing, if the reports are true, then the severity of…


01.25 Over 5,000 Ukrainian Soldiers faces Encirclement and Annihilation in Eastern Ukraine

by John Galt January 25, 2015 11:00 ET News is filtering in from the internet and usually pro-Ukrainian news sources this morning of a potential disaster for the Kiev government as the strategic village of Debaltseve which reportedly has somewhere between 5,000 to 7,000 Ukrainian soldiers and militia contained within the pocket. From EMPR Media in the Ukraine: Debaltseve is surrounded by the enemy forces: another Illovaysk? The city of Debaltseve, which is located on the south west of Luhansk is obviously in a very tense situation now. The map shows…


Real War: Video of Shelling in Mariupol Ukraine Today

by John Galt January 24, 2015 14:00 ET Today, either the Pro-Russian rebels or Ukrainian forces found a target on the suburb of Mariupol worthy of a sustained Grad rocket attack. This is what real war looks like gang, and there are real dead people on the receiving end of this attack. While Obama and the Western media continue to ignore this conflict, the truth is that when Mariupol is encircled a siege will begin and the Ukrainians will be forced to surrender. At that point in the war, everything changes,…


Russia Drastically Cuts Natural Gas to Europe as Military Offensive against Ukraine Begins

by John Galt January 14, 2015 21:10 ET As America sleeps in the fog of reality television and sports aplenty, the reality of geopolitical ignorance is about to be slammed home by the actions of Russia against the Ukraine and America’s allies in Europe. On Sunday night, January 11th, a major barrage was launched on the Donetsk Airport in the Eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian forces according to numerous Ukrainian news sources and independent bloggers. The following video from RT/Ruptly via TheInterpreter tells the tale of the initial ferocity of what was…


12.01 Donetsk Airport Ceasefire Appears Over, Heavy Fighting Reported

by John Galt December 01, 2014 18:00 ET Just a little over an hour or so ago, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported the following: Ukraine Announces Temporary Truce At Donetsk Airport   By RFE/RL December 01, 2014 The Ukrainian military says its forces and Russian representatives have agreed to a temporary cease-fire at the airport in rebel-held Donetsk. The military’s press service said on December 1 the truce was agreed after talks near the airport between officials from Ukraine and Russia. Fierce fighting causing hundreds of casualties has raged at the…


11/11 20:15 ET: Russia Appears to be Preparing to Invade Eastern Ukraine

by John Galt November 11, 2014 20:15 ET The report on Lou Dobbs television program on the Fox Business Network tonight indicated that per NATO sources up to 8 tank brigades have moved towards the Russian-Ukraine border tonight in addition to towed artillery and infantry units. This is similar to a Reuters report from earlier in the day but widely reported beyond the threat of Russian nuclear-capable forces moving on to the Crimean peninsula: NATO Commander Concerned by Armoured Convoys Entering Ukraine From Russia By Reuters Filed: 11/11/14 at 12:52 PM…


09.12 18:50 ET BREAKING NEWS: Heavy Fighting Breaking out Around Donetsk Airport (Live Video)

by John Galt September 12, 2014 18:50 ET Tonight the ceasefire in the Donbas appears to be ending as heavy fighting appears to have broken out between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces around the Donetsk Airport. Heavy machine gun fire and shelling have been heard in the last hour. The following live video link is courtesy of RT/Ruptly:   Wow, so much for the sanctions! 18:56ET and this Tweet verifies this could be a serious attack: Conflict News ‏@rConflictNews 29s Reports that Donetsk People’s Republic is launching a 3 sided attack…


09.03 0530 ET BREAKING NEWS: Poroshenko Agrees to Ceasefire in Ukraine Civil War

by John Galt September 3, 2014 05:30 ET The following statement is from the official webpage of the Ukrainian President: The Kremlin’s website had the following statement also: Vladimir Putin has had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. An in-depth discussion of the military and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine was continued. The heads of state exchanged opinions on what needs to be done as a matter of priority to ensure a speedy end to the bloodshed in the south-east of the country. The views of the presidents of the…


SITREP Map of Donbas Ukraine Operations as of Aug 31 – It doesn’t look good for Kiev Government

by John Galt September 1, 2014 21:30 ET The following SITREP map is courtesy of the SLAVYANGRAD.org website: (click on thumbnail to enlarge) The bottom line is as follows: Mariupol is encircled via all land routes. Unless the Ukrainian Navy wishes to test the Russian Navy, there will be no relief for the city of 500,000 until the rebels seize control and oust the pro-Kiev government. There are now 8 pockets of Ukrainian troops and mercenaries trapped in the Donbas counting the Mariupol encirclement. Needless to say, the “no quarter” order…


09.01 Latest Videos from the Ukraine Civil War

by John Galt September 1, 2014 00:40 ET As a public service, I like to remind everyone as to what is happening within the real Civil War inside of the Ukraine which is being ignored by our President, Congress, both political parties, and the American media by and large. Just think if 1,000,000 plus Palestinian or African refugees were created from a conflict the anointed one would be on television every night demanding the Republicans help him declare war. However, since the refugees are by and large white, Christian, against LGBT…


If this Photograph is Accurate, Russia is Readying for Action in the Donbas

by John Galt July 24, 2014 21:05 ET FWIW, my sources have given me a whisper number that up to or over 54,000 Russian troops are now positioned within 5 km of the Ukrainian border near the Donbas region. I have no reason to doubt that they are either optimistic or perhaps just underestimating Russian forces as that does not include those who have already infiltrated into the Ukraine over the past several weeks. Tonight the Twitter User LIVEUAMAP posted the following picture (click on the thumbnail for full size): If…


Is Putin’s Special Session of the Duma Tomorrow to Announce De-Dollarization or a Ukraine Peacekeeping Mission?

by John Galt July 23, 2014 19:30 ET The news flow from the civil war in the Ukraine continues along with the distortions and disinformation from all sides about Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 but the one bit of breaking news which was surprising to even the most avid of old time Sovietologists and new era Russian observers was first reported by the Ukrainian news outlet, UKRINFORM: Putin convenes emergency State Duma meeting on Ukraine – source KYIV, July 23 /Ukrinform/. State Duma deputies, who are currently on a planned vacation, urgently…


07.14 ALERT: Lots of Internet Chatter about a Russian Invasion of the Ukraine Any Day Now

by John Galt July 14, 2014 16:30 ET Whether this is Moscow style obfuscation or old style KGB misinformation it appears that there is growing evidence of a Russian offensive to begin “peacekeeping” operations inside the Eastern Ukraine tonight or any day now. The internet chatter since 0430 ET has been nonstop and some of the video and photo evidence appears to indicate indiscriminate shelling by Ukrainian forces on civilian positions in Lugansk to inflict as much damage as possible before their positions are destroyed or forced to retreat. This video…


A Video Summary of the Russian-Ukrainian Buildup to the Coming War

by John Galt July 13, 2014 22:30 ET The following videos were selected from YouTube and various news sites over the last several weeks which indicate the buildup to the coming war between the Ukraine and Russian Republic. I have used the Chrome Google Translations to hopefully attribute proper credit for Ukrainian and Russian language entries where possible.   June 30th: Shelling Kramators’k militias in the shelter By: SOFA News Heavy military equipment (Ukrainian) goes to smash the front occupants By: Yury Kasyanov Simferopol. Hotel “Artek” The main point for refugees…


07.13 BREAKING NEWS 08:15 ET: Russia Vows Tough Response to Ukrainian Shelling of Russian Village

by John Galt July 13, 2014 08:15 ET The news this morning has escalated dramatically with the killing of a Russian man and wounding of several other family members in the Russian village of Donetsk. This story from RT breaks down the severity of the situation: The phrase “irreversible consequences” in the story is not just RT parlance for a massive Russian military reaction but the type of terminology often used by Putin and the old Soviet Union before military action started. From the Russian ITAR-TASS news agency: Russia vows “tough…


06.30 Latest Videos of Intense Attacks by Ukrainian Forces on Pro-Russian Positions

by John Galt June  30, 2014 20:00 ET So much for “peace” in the Ukraine or the Donbas. The Candy Dictator has followed through on his threats to annihilate all pro-Russia forces at the behest of the European Union, United Kingdom, and United States banking cartels thus hitting civilian and military positions without regard to casualties because the Western media will refuse to distribute or validate such attacks. Sadly, for my country, this is another embarrassing chapter in our history as we refuse to do anything but intervene on the side…


06.30 1600 ET BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Ends Ceasefire in East Declares Martial Law in Donbas Region

by John Galt June  30, 2014 16:06 ET UPDATED 16:40 ET: Video from Kramatorsk purported to show either Ukraine inbound artillery or attack by pro-Russian Rebels on the airport. Waiting for clarification. This just in via Twitter and now sources in the Ukraine, namely the Ukrainian Member of Parliament, Oleh Lyashko’s Facebook page: Also this right before the expiration of the ceasefire from the Russian Itar-Tass news agency: Ceasefire expires in south-east of Ukraine  KIEV, June 30, /ITAR-TASS/. A ceasefire between the government troops and the militia in the self-proclaimed Donetsk…


Putin’s Ukrainian Dilemma: Invade Ukraine Soon or Become the Obama of Eurasia

by John Galt May 26, 2014  14:25 ET The news from the Ukraine tonight continues to defy reality with this Reuters story from May 14th and the events since the election yesterday: Ukraine holds talks to end crisis, rebels not invited Really? Does anyone involved in the talks sponsored by the SorosECBFedBoE pro-multinationalist corporatist movement would invite a bunch of Russian soldiers to discuss the future of uh, well, Russian people in the Eastern Ukraine? The problem they seek to address is not the crisis in the Ukraine, it’s bankster sponsored…


Live Video from Donetsk via ANNA News Feed

by John Galt May 26, 2014 08:50 ET Courtesy of Ustream and RT for posting up the links:   Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream This could be a pivotal day in the civil war which is starting as Russia will not continue to sit idly by and watch the Donetsk-Lugansk regions take a pounding from the Ukraine military. Here is some more video from another YouTube posting by a civilian outside of Donetsk:  


05.26.14 BREAKING NEWS 0700 ET – Ukraine Renews Military Operations against Eastern Ukraine (Video added)

by John Galt May 26, 2014 07:00 ET UPDATE 08:30 ET – Video from RT’s Ruptly in Donetsk of the battle: (Ukrainian Military Helicopter near Donetsk Intl. Airport – via Ruptly @RT) The news is grim this morning with the following dispatches now being reported first from RT: 07:58 GMT: Ukrainian troops have resumed shelling of the village of Semyonovka, near the Donetsk Region town of Slavyansk, ITAR-TASS reports, citing a representative of the local self-defense forces. Gunfire, two fighter jets flying near Ukraine’s Donetsk Intl airport – witnesses May 26,…


05.04.14 1100 ET Ukraine Alert: Fighting in the East Continues, Odessa Prisoners Released, Italy willing to send Peacekeeping Force

by John Galt May 4, 2014 11:00 ET The situation after a day of utter chaos in the Eastern Ukraine is no more peaceful today than it was yesterday as the pro-Russian separatists in the Eastern Ukraine continue to move to seize territory and harden their positions against the ongoing attacks of the Ukrainian Army. This morning, the primary focus of the action appears to be around Sloviansk: From RIA Novosti: SLAVYANSK, May 4 – RIA Novosti. Firing heard near the railway station on the outskirts Sloviansk, RIA Novosti reported. Some…


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