Russia and Ukraine Exchange Dozens of Prisoners

Russia and Ukraine Exchange Dozens of Prisoners

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Dozens of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war have returned home following a prisoner swap, officials on both sides said Saturday.

Top Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak said in a Telegram post that 116 Ukrainians were freed.

He said the released POWs include troops who held out in Mariupol during Moscow´s monthslong siege that reduced the southern port city to ruins, as well as guerrilla fighters from the Kherson region and snipers captured during the ongoing fierce battles for the eastern city of Bakhmut.

Russian defence officials, meanwhile, announced that 63 Russian troops had returned from Ukraine following the swap, including some “special category” prisoners whose release was secured following mediation by the United Arab Emirates.

A statement issued Saturday by the Russian Defense Ministry did not provide details about these “special category” captives.

At least three civilians have been killed in Ukraine over the past 24 hours as Russian forces struck nine regions in the country´s south, north and east, according to reports on Ukrainian TV by regional governors on Saturday morning.

Two people were killed and 14 others wounded in Ukraine´s eastern Donetsk region by Russian shelling and missile strikes, local Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko said in a Telegram update on Saturday morning.

The casualty toll included a man who was killed and seven others who were wounded Friday after Russian missiles slammed into Toretsk, a town in the Donetsk region. Kyrylenko said that 34 houses, two kindergartens, an outpatient clinic, a library, a cultural centre and other buildings were damaged in the strike.

Seven teenagers received shrapnel wounds after an anti-personnel mine exploded late on Friday in the northeastern city of Izium, local Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said on Telegram. He said they were all hospitalized but their lives were not in danger.

Elsewhere, regional Ukrainian officials reported overnight shelling by Russia of border settlements in the northern Sumy region, as well as the town of Marhanets, which neighbours the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Kyiv has long accused Moscow of using the plant, which Russian forces seized early in the war, as a base for launching attacks on Ukrainian-held territory across the Dnieper river.

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UK Military Would Run Out of Ammo In One Day of Fighting Russia, Warns General

UK Military Would Run Out of Ammo In One Day of Fighting Russia, Warns General

The British military’s supply of ammunition would run dry in just one day in a direct engagement with Russia as a result of years of spending cuts to the nation’s defence, a former top general has warned.

General Sir Richard Barrons, who formerly served as the Joint Forces chief, claimed that spending cuts have depleted the British military to such an extent that, in a hot war with Russia, the UK would run out of ammunition and artillery shells within just one day.

According to research conducted by The Sun newspaper, the United Kingdom’s ammunition plants would need at least one year to produce the amount of shells currently used by the Ukrainians in their conflict with Russia.

“This is truly shocking. But it is true. And we must fix it,” General Barrons wrote. “The UK spends more on defence than any EU ally and our brave Armed Forces have long been one of Britain’s most influential levers around the world.”

“Yet for decades they have been hollowed out by spending cuts,” he added, saying that the government would need to spend an additional £3 billion per year on the military to fall in line with the top level of the NATO alliance.

The Ministry of Defence, for its part, said that while ammunition levels are “highly classified”, it was boosting spending on ammunition stockpiles to “more than pre-invasion levels” with an extra £560 million earmarked by the Treasury.

The MoD also suggested that judging Britain’s readiness by the current conflict’s standards was disingenuous.

“The war in Ukraine is an example of Soviet doctrine which uses vast quantities of artillery. We do not, nor ever have, used artillery in such methods, so to try and draw such conclusions is misleading,” they claimed.

Meanwhile, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace also said this week that the United Kingdom’s defence apparatus has been “hollowed out and underfunded” — although he neglected to mention who was responsible for this.

“There’s a recognition that as the world gets more dangerous, unstable, defence should continue to get a growing proportion of spend, we can then debate how much that proportion should be,” he said.

In the first seven years after the so-called Conservative Party came into power after 2010, annual defence spending fell by £6.6 billion in real terms — a reduction of 14.6 per cent compared to the 2009-10 budget.

While slashing the military budget, the supposedly right-wing government has poured billions into left-wing projects such green energy and foreign aid, ironically including money for other nations’ militaries.

However, last year the government finally promised to increase military spending, pledging £7 billion in extra funding for the 2024-25 fiscal year, which should see defence spending rise to £51.7 billion.

Despite the apparent lack of military readiness, war hawks in the Conservative Party such as former prime minister Boris Johnson and the head of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, Tobias Ellwood, have both called this week for Britain to double down on its support for Ukraine, with Mr Johnson calling for the government to send fighter jets to the Ukrainians.

Ellwood, meanwhile, said that Britain should engage “directly” with Russia in Ukraine rather than letting the local fighting force “do all the work”, despite noting that currently the British military is in a “dire” state, with 10,000 fewer troops than necessary.

“It is up to the Treasury and Number 10 to recognise the world is changing — we are now at war in Europe, we need to move to a war footing,” Ellwood said.

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Who Benefits From Our Prolonged Financing Of The Ukraine War?

Who Benefits From Our Prolonged Financing Of The Ukraine War?

As we approach the first anniversary of the Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s becoming increasingly important for Americans to ask: Who benefits?

America’s open checkbook for Ukraine is more likely to produce a long war than a swiftly decisive outcome. Three groups favor a long war in Ukraine: Vladimir Putin, the global industrial defense complex, and China.

As long as a state of war persists in Ukraine, even at a low simmer, Putin achieves his goal: Ukraine will not be part of NATO. As President Eisenhower cautioned, an overly powerful military-industrial complex risks putting its own interests and the truth at odds with America’s interests. Finally, China has greatly benefited from the ways America has squandered the post-Cold War era. American foreign policy needs strategic depth, not the same flawed approach that has left America less free, less safe, and more burdened by debt.

Pundits and intelligence professionals have attributed a host of motives to explain Putin’s unjust invasion of Ukraine. I won’t explore them here, but they all share one common theme. Putin does not want Ukraine to become a member of NATO or part of the European Union. While a state of war persists in Ukraine, neither will happen.

Providing an expectation that America will either fight or fund another endless war risks a catastrophic failure. Moreover, since our rational objectives do diverge, it provides no incentive for Ukraine’s President Zelensky to pursue more limited objectives or alternatives to America’s blank check.

Clearly, the people who make our weapons and ammunition benefit from selling more weapons and ammunition. America’s defense industrial base is and must remain the best to preserve America’s advantage on the battlefield. However, the post-Cold War era has been consumed by strategic blunders and unforced errors that have set them back and harmed our national security.

America spent nearly $7 trillion fighting a necessary but poorly focused war in response to the 9/11 attacks. We see the contrast clearly between the original war in Iraq and the much more efficient and focused effort to defeat ISIS. Finally, after years of ill-defined missions, the rational approach — using the economy of force (an enduring principle of war) — prevailed.

Finally, China employs a whole of government approach to advancing its interests that has vastly out-maneuvered America and the West in the post-Cold War era. While America has engaged in endless wars, the Chinese Communist Party has tripled its economy, grown its middle class, and focused on a global strategy that has everyone in the world except the U.S. building closer relationships with China. It’s time to focus on America’s interests — interests that empower our own government to deliver results for our own citizens.

Without succinct, principled objectives, neither our diplomats nor our warriors can be held accountable for success or failure. If not by design, certainly in effect, this lack of clarity produces long, low-grade wars rather than decisive outcomes. This same failure mode is well underway in Ukraine.

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion, having spent more than Russia on the war, what exactly is the mission? Is it regime change in Russia? No Russian troops in Ukraine? Including Crimea? Or maybe, any peaceful resolution that prevents the spread of war to our NATO allies?

We have no mission, so there can be no accountability, and this same reactionary failure mode perversely serves the interests of others at the expense of our citizens. American foreign policy needs strategic depth, not just defense spending. That begins with a cogent mission statement for Ukraine that preserves our power where it will be most needed.


Congressman Warren Davidson is a former Army Ranger, a West Point graduate, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Wagners trying to recruit US soldiers to defeat NWO

Wagners trying to recruit US soldiers to defeat NWO

By Alexandra Bruce

This latest video from Greg Reese succinctly describes the 200-year subterfuge campaign that has destroyed the US Government from within and how a Russian paramilitary company, the Wagner Group has put out a recruitment advertisement, appealing to patriotic American soldiers to join forces with the only country on the planet that is currently fighting the New World Order: Russia.

The destruction of America from within has been going on for over 200 years.

Seven years after the American Revolution, the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783 established the King of England as the Prince-Elector of the United States and America continued paying debts to the Crown.

During the War of 1812, the British torched the White House.

The Act of 1871 created a separate corporate government for the District of Columbia, allowing it to operate with its own laws, outside of the US Constitution, creating the Corporation of the United States and a new city-state for the Old World Order, with its financial capital in the City of London, its religious capital in Vatican City and its military capital in the District of Columbia.

These city-states have their own sovereignty.

In 1913, the Federal Reserve Act gave full control of America’s wealth to a private corporation beholden to the City of London.

During the Nuremburg Trials, only 19 were found guilty, while hundreds of Nazi war criminals were given jobs in the United States Military-Industrial Complex.

If you were to search online for just about any Middle Eastern country in the 1950s, you will see what the region looked like, before the British Petroleum, the CIA and the Mossad turned it into a Hellhole of radical Islamic rule.

Placing psychotic puppets in power, the Old World Order then used it as a catalyst for the War Against Terror, which was then used to destabilize the region and create the catalyst for mass-migration into Europe and America.

Many Americans refuse to recognize the endless crimes against humanity being committed by our own government. And so, by default they blindly support it – even when the American government is caught funding bioweapons labs around the Russian border. Many Americans turn a blind eye.

And so now, the majority of the world stands with Russia and see America as the main threat against humanity.

A new video produced by Russia’s Wagner private military is now recruiting Americans to join them in their fight against the United States, pointing out how the United States has become a force of evil and is no longer what our Forefathers intended it to be.

If Americans were as righteous as we think we are, then we would not stand for such a corrupt government wreaking havoc on the rest of the world in our name.

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Bakhmut has been encircled trapping nearly 25,000 Ukros and supplies cut off

Bakhmut has been encircled trapping nearly 25,000 Ukros and supplies cut off
By Cossack Colonel YURI KOMONYISKI

It would appear that Zelensky has lost favour with the west and is on the way out. His government is falling to pieces, numerous high-profile resignations are now frequent. It all started with the death of his internal affairs minister when the chopper carrying him with 9 others (presumed NATO) was shot down presumably by his own. The EU looks to be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to ammunitions, all of the old stores have been bled dry. Apparently, the EU/Germany will not be handing over planes at this time. The German chancellor was recently reminded that during WWII (1941) German tanks never reached Moscow but the Russian tanks did end up Berlin, will history repeat?

An old foretelling seems to be on track, following easter and about the 5th of May 2024 there will be a great hunger based on the foretelling the war will stop in 2024, perhaps following this war the China / US war will start!! In the meantime, Kim Jong-un officially stated that “North Korea will always stand together on the same battle field as Russia”.  Nearly 80% of the ex-convicts that joined Wagner’s to fight for their freedom and survived, have returned to their brothers to continue fighting this is the essence of the Russian fighting spirit. 

Two weeks ago, the Poles were eager to carve up the Ukraine keenly intent on reclaiming primarily the Ivano-Franko, Lvov regions that border Poland and western Ukraine. However, Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia has indicated this will not be permitted and that the RF may yet retrieve the historical lands absorbed by Poland. The US may exchange western Ukraine with Poland if Poland pays off Kiev’s debt which has amassed $150 billion (and counting).

The Ukrainians rate of surrender in Bakhmut has increased 8-fold. It is clear that the Ukros are experiencing a severe deficit of Ukro fighters Perhaps that’s why Zelensky has dictated that every male between the ages of 20 thru 55 years of age is to be conscripted, regardless of family status, profession, physical or mental health, or any other consideration. Lists are to be prepared by every employer, organization, or institution (the document concerns the Kiev region specifically).

The numbers surrendering are becoming staggering, Kadyrov has organised a psy-op where they are reconditioning the surrendering men to fight against the Ukro-NATO militants, to date 6000 Ukros have reoriented their support against NATO’s Zelensky. These men receive the same pay, treatment, equipment as the RF soldiers do. Zelensky’s conscription crews continue to kidnap people off the streets, grocery shops, medical centres etc. this only adds to the Ukros low moral on the frontline. Hence many men stay hidden indoors and the granny does the shopping on their behalf.

Bakhmut encircled

Unofficial news from the front line is that Bakhmut has been encircled. Approximately 25000 Ukros are now trapped and supplies to them cut off. Right about now they’ll be wishing they had stayed at home. The RF soldiers are finding decapitated and handless bodies of fallen soldiers, the RF believes such men are NATO soldiers and that this is how the Ukros hide the evidence. The RF had gathered many of the corpses littering the streets of Soledar. It was actually 22 trucks worth of corpses. The RF offered them up to the Ukros as a ‘gesture of good will’ providing guaranteed safe passage for the Ukros to come and collect them. Many of these corpses have been feeding the local dogs and in some instances pigs. (Cairns News has seen photos of these gruesome events.) The Ukrainian Armed Forces losses, according to data provided to the Pentagon by AFU Chief of Staff Zaluzhny, amount to 232,000 dead. According to “Stratfor Forecasting”, Ukraine’s losses have exceeded 305,000 dead.

The US has indicated that the Abrams will be delivered to the Ukraine in August. That’s interesting considering the Ukros need to be taught how to use them unless of course they intend to place NATO personnel behind the driver’s seat. We are all wondering where these guzzlers intend to find the kerosene needed to run them. They are also designed to fire Uranium depleted shell, not so good for the country. This has the Poles concerned and rightly so.

Ukraine has no defence against 9K720 Iskander (SS-26) missiles

The German and UK Leopard 2 and Challenger 2 tanks, weigh 65–70 tons each, and are not well suited for use on narrow roads or in cities. They will require significantly more fuel and maintenance, as well as new types of 120-mm ammunition, currently not in Ukraine.

Moscow will regard Ukraine’s use of uranium-tipped projectiles for Leopard 2 tanks as the use of “dirty” nuclear bombs. We know that the Leopard 2 tank, as well as the Bradley and Marder infantry fighting vehicles, are armed with uranium-core armour-piercing projectiles, the use of which leads to contamination, NATO’s gift to Yugoslavia and Iraq. If NATO supplies such shells to Kiev, we will consider this as the use of dirty nuclear bombs against Russia, with all the ensuing consequences.

One of our retired generals recently commented that all transport routes used by the enemy are identified and that the RF is ready to destroy them all ie., critical roads, rail, bridges, tunnels etc. Senior RF officials have indicated to the Poles that the RF if pushed will use tactical weapons. Such weapons can have an impact zone of a radius of 50 klm.

Some Swedish zealots have been publicly burning the Koran in their demonstrations. This is a major sin in the eyes of the Muslin world. In response the Turks will not ratify Sweden’s NATO application, the Turks may even exit NATO this would be detrimental to NATO whom will lose access to the Black Sea. Something the west is still to learn about the Turks they have a very long memory.

Moldovia recently sent an emissary to Russia to plead for Russian gas. They were kindly told to revert to NATO whom is obligated to supply you with everything you could want. The citizens of Moldavia want Sandu’s head on a spike. She now has UK special forces functioning as her personal body guards and dirty operations specialists. About 5 days ago they roughed up some locals, in response the locals later caught three of these mercs killed them and staked them on to a fence. Of course, no mention by the Main Stream Media (MSM).

The RF has strengthened the forces in Transnistria, currently the Ukrainians will not be able to manage 2 fronts unless NATO enters the fray. The Moldavians are strictly against the Romanians entering their country. Should they enter, many Romanians will die the locals remember the Romanian Marauder squads of days past. The Romanian Marauder squads served the Nazis by exterminating Slavs. Stalin gave the command not to take any of these marauders’ captive to this day the Moldavian soils are well fertilised with Romanian marauders.

The government of the Trans-Baikal Region of Russia will use the regional budget to finance and reward serviceman for the capture or elimination of the new NATO tanks during the SMO, the cap is set at USD 43,000 for an operating Leopard tank. The RF expects that at these prices the Ukrainians will personally deliver the tanks together with its NATO operator, the offer is open to Ukrainians. 17,200 Ukrainian troops are now deployed on the border with the Republic of Belarus. France and the republic of Australia agreed on joint production of shells for use in the Ukraine.

According to the west arms supplies to Ukraine do not make Paris, Germany or NATO a party to the conflict, really!! They arm the Nazis to the teeth, including heavy equipment and tanks, finance them, train them, provide intelligence, deliver ammunition, help with the repair of equipment and treat their wounded, their military advisers and mercs are fighting amongst the Nazis BUT they are not a party to the conflict, really!

With respect to SRBMs (short-range ballistic missiles) and the reason why Ukraine has no defence against them. In addition to the different trajectory (a ballistic, ie. a parabolic trajectory), whereby the missiles do not fly parallel to the surface, like cruise missiles, but come down in a steep downwards curve. The key factor is the tremendous (in comparison to most common cruise missiles) terminal velocity of SRBMs, which is the velocity on the final approach to the target. Gravity works in a ballistic missile’s favour, and it is what makes it such a potent weapon.

The terminal velocity of an SRBM like 9K720 Iskander, for instance is 2100–2600 m/s (Mach 6–7), making it hypersonic on approach to the target, whereas most common cruise missiles, like the Kalibr, are pre-sonic. Cruise missiles avoid air defences and radar detection by flying low, manoeuvring, and hugging the terrain. SRBMs have no need for this. An ICBM is even faster, reaching a terminal velocity of 3.3 km/s.

Russian Foreign Intelligence Service: “report that the Ukrainian army is stockpiling weapons and munitions provided by the West on the territories of nuclear power plants. Ukrainian NPP’s now house missiles for HIMARS and foreign air defence systems, as well as large calibre artillery ammunition. In the event that a large-scale detonation at Ukrainian NPP, Kiev will blame Moscow. The Ukro-NATOs assume the Russian Armed Forces, will not strike such nuclear power plants. Ukrainian intelligence noted the RF’s use of blowup-mockups of military equipment ie., tanks as decoys. Each decoy has a heating device that simulates a working engine, visible to infrared.

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