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Re: Re: Duginism
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2022, 08:53:23 pm »
U.S., NATO see no sign of Russian troop pullback
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There has been no diplomatic breakthrough over Ukraine as Russian forces remain stationed along the border.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYF5aowKISA

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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2022, 11:06:44 pm »
Russia claims it found mass graves in Ukraine
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Russian officials are alleging they found mass graves in Ukraine’s Donbas region -- possibly laying the groundwork for an invasion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNPsZzRRffM

Russia invasion threat may still be a ‘bluff’ by Putin: ABC News analyst
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ABC News contributor and retired Col. Steve Ganyard assesses the fallout of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyeusaNGyxs

US official: Russia adds 7K more troops near Ukraine border
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Ukrainians defied pressure from Moscow with a national show of flag-waving unity Wednesday, while the U.S. warned that Russia had added as many as 7,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders despite Kremlin declarations that forces were being pulled back from the region.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt1tyXELh-M

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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2022, 03:06:30 am »
Secretary of state warns U.N of Russia's preparation to invade Ukraine
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the United Nations that Russia is ready for a "massive military assault" on Ukraine. Plus, top White House advisers meet with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xZoOhz8Qw

BREAKING: U.S. And Russia To Meet Next Week As Long As Ukraine Isn't Invaded
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The State Department says Russia accepted an invitation to meet about the Ukraine crisis next week, provided there is no military invasion before that time. NBC News confirms that Pres. Biden will speak with key allies in a phone call on the crisis on Friday. MSNBC Political Analyst Ben Rhodes tells Lawrence O'Donnell, ultimately it all comes down to “the decision of one man, Vladimir Putin.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6-RDEvMOtU

Putin’s Poker: Everybody loses? | To the point
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Is the threat of war in the middle of Europe receding or simply at a lull? Russia says it’s drawing down the troops massed at Ukraine’s border; the West is sceptical.
With the forces and weapons still in place, Russia retains the ability to launch a full fledged invasion, according to NATO. Yet President Putin says he’s ready to give diplomacy a chance. It fell to Germany’s Chancellor to decipher the mixed messages as he visited the Kremlin this week.
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a high-stakes game. With Russian troops surrounding Ukraine, will threats get him what he wants? Our guests: Alexander Rahr, Russia expert, Regina Heller, Peace Researcher (IFSH), Roman Goncharenko (DW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-mATKUxcx0

Biden: Moscow has moved "more troops" toward the Ukrainian border | DW News
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US President Joe Biden said Thursday that there is a "very high" risk Russia will invade Ukraine in the coming days.
"We have reason to believe that they are engaged in a false flag operation as an excuse to go in," the US leader said.
Biden's comments come amid reports that Ukrainian forces and pro-Moscow separatists exchanged fire in the east of the country.
At NATO headquarters in Brussels, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that Russia was flying in more combat and support aircraft.
Amid the heightened tensions, the United Nations Security Council convened Thursday for a meeting on Ukraine.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who changed travel plans at the last minute to speak at the meeting, said that US intelligence shows Russian forces are preparing to attack Ukraine in the "coming days."
Blinken said the potential invasion is a "moment of peril" for millions of people. He said Russia's targets in Ukraine include the capital, Kyiv.
He also warned that Russia would attempt disinformation campaigns through state media to spread "false alarms" and carry out a "fake or real" attack to claim a pretext for invasion.
"Russia may describe this event as ethnic cleansing or a genocide," he said.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFkPWixbP78

Leon Panetta: ‘One Bad Decision And War Could Break Out’ In Ukraine
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Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the precarious situation in Ukraine as tension with Russia builds to a tipping point. “It could be one misjudgment, one mistake, one plane flying too close to another, one bad decision, and war could break out,” says Panetta.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vf-quvc42Y

Why would Putin be afraid of democracy when even the past U.S. narrative has been that Putin has rigged elections? Who is afraid of something they can easily manipulate if they want to, which Putin must obviously be able to do considering how long he has been president of Russia, if the U.S. narrative about "Putin being afraid of democracy" is true, correct?

What is the real escalation? Lavrov tells it like it is!  :)
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As tensions over Ukraine remain high, Russian Foreign Minister explains what in fact the REAL ESCALATION actually is.

#news #trending #worldevents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrsclD1o7WY

Expert reveals what Putin's intention is  ;D
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The Libertarian Institute director Scott Horton details why the Russian president won't invade Ukraine on 'Kennedy' #FoxBusiness #Kennedy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVHJ8-RHy9I

Scott Horton (radio host)  ??? :D
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In late 2019, Horton joined the Libertarian Party to support Jacob Hornberger’s presidential campaign.[7]
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Horton is married to investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna.[1]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Horton_(radio_host)





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Re: Re: Duginism
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2022, 07:52:10 pm »
A move has been made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d81iTqunXc4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-VX8O-yWKU

The correct response now would be for NATO to send troops into Crimea (or even other territories currently controlled by Russia). Otherwise makes it all about who controls the new disputed territories, with Russia only with territory to gain but no territory to lose, placing it into an advantageous position from the outset.

If someone starts punching you on the street and your "fighting back" consists only of blocking, you are not really fighting back. You are only seriously fighting back when you successfully make the aggressor feel that they could lose more than they stand to gain.

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Re: Re: Duginism
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2022, 03:01:36 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Bm36eUllE

If sanctions worked, Russia would have given back Crimea by now:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annexation_of_Crimea_by_the_Russian_Federation#Sanctions

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In response to the sanctions introduced by the US and EU, the Russian Duma unanimously passed a resolution asking for all members of the Duma to be included on the sanctions list.[408] Head of the Just Russia party Sergei Mironov said he was proud of being included on the sanctions list: "It is with pride that I have found myself on the black list, this means they have noticed my stance on Crimea."[409] Russian companies started pulling billions of dollars out of Western banks to avoid any asset freeze.[410]

It hasn't, because they don't. Russia is not afraid of sanctions, period. The sooner we accept this, the sooner the discussion can proceed to what measures (e.g. WMDs) are required to actually stop Russia. The longer NATO keeps talking about sanctions, the more I get the feeling that no one actually wants to stop Russia. Sanctions are nothing but performative gestures by NATO to set itself up to eventually say, "See? We tried!" and then absolve itself of having to do anything serious until next time. And when next time comes, NATO responds with..... more sanctions! Repeat as many times as necessary until Duginism wins?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3zWQkUKfVY
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Re: Re: Duginism
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2022, 08:51:20 pm »
SE Cupp: Putin is owning the far right, and they don't even know it
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In this week's episode of "Unfiltered," SE Cupp says far-right voices in the Republican Party and conservative media seem "hell-bent" on helping Russian President Vladimir Putin. #CNN #News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YjCfqmNr4M

The only way the GOP and rightists such as Carlson will not be treated harshly by history is if Putin and Duginism wins. They surely know this themselves, are any of them willing to commit actual treason to attempt to ensure the victory of Duginism and save their reputations and ideology? Rightists have already proven they have no real issue with treason as they tip-toe closer and closer to that line, have they not?

Vindman Rips GOP 'Cheerleading' Putin: They Will Own This When Blood Flows
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“When blood starts to flow as a result of them cheerleading for Vladimir Putin, they will own this,” says Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman on Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, and Mike Pompeo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDKoS7yTLgo

Wagner: Some Republicans Are Uniting Against Biden And Siding With Putin
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Alex Wagner: “The shocking thing is when these Republicans look at Russia—its repression and flouting of democratic norms and restriction of essential freedom—when they look at all that they may not see a cautionary tale, but an aspirational one.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGmH4_tO0t8

Trump On Putin Invasion Plan: ‘This Is Genius’
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Donald Trump has never been shy about his admiration for Vladimir Putin. And that was on full display in a radio interview where Trump lavished praise on Putin for his strategy in Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRpeJpBYXVs

Gen. McCaffrey: Trump, Pompeo's Support Of 'Murderous Thug' Putin Endangers America
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Former President Donald Trump and former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategy in Ukraine. Pompeo, in a February 18, 2022 interview, said Putin is "very shrewd, very capable. I have enormous respect for him" and referred to the Russian president as a "elegantly sophisticated counterpart." Trump referred to Putin's strategy in Ukraine as "genius," and wished Putin's "peacekeeper" forces could be used on the United States' Southern border.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YvfP4n4Y-Q

Col. Vindman: A Major Russian Offensive Is ‘All But Certain To Pass’
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Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman warns that Russian forces are poised for an all-out invasion of Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELV6v2JXXUY

Ukraine Set To Enter State Of Emergency | The Mehdi Hasan Show
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What is Vladimir Putin thinking as his military forces appear poised for a large-scale invasion of Ukraine? Yale professor Timothy Snyder joins the show to help understand the Russian leader's mindset.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucNKY6Sa28

Zelenskyy Makes Plea To Russians In Address On Telegram
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a plea to prevent a Russian invasion in a speech posted to his Telegram account and asked "do Russians want war?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTeSsnNCw0

Ukraine extremely vulnerable to Russian bombs and missiles
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NBC's Ken Dilanian joins Shep Smith to report on Ukraine's Soviet-era air defenses, which leave it vulnerable to Russian bombs and missiles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLcFIQlImto

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Re: Re: Duginism
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2022, 09:15:03 pm »
China criticizes sanctions against Russia as ineffective and warns of wider damage.
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China on Wednesday criticized the expansion of economic sanctions against Russia, saying that they were unlikely to solve the Ukraine crisis and that they had the potential to harm average people as well as the interests of Beijing.

“The position of the Chinese government is that we believe that sanctions have never been a fundamental and effective way to solve problems, and China always opposes any illegal unilateral sanctions,” Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s foreign ministry, said at a regular press briefing on Wednesday.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/23/world/europe/china-russia-ukraine-sanctions.html

As sanctions start, Russia's trade flow shifting towards China
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WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The United States is poised to unleash a wider array of sanctions against Russia if Moscow escalates the conflict in Ukraine, denying key Russian financial institutions and companies access to U.S. dollar transactions and global markets for trade, energy exports and financing. read more

But the United States and its allies have never before attempted to cut a $1.5 trillion economy out of global commerce, and it is unclear how much pressure even unified Western sanctions can put on Moscow.
https://www.reuters.com/business/sanctions-start-russias-trade-flow-shifting-towards-china-2022-02-23/

Russia builds financial shield against international sanctions
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CNBC's Robert Frank joins Shep Smith to report on Putin's efforts to make Russia 'sanction-proof.'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ8DxMLFXOI

So, if sanctions do NOT work against Russia and Putin, what's next?

Ukraine President Zelensky warns of major war in Europe: '200,000 Russian troops at the border'
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As tensions continue to mount over Ukraine, Russia is strengthening its troop deployment along Ukraine's borders. Ukraine President Zelensky warns of major war in Europe.

#Ukraine #Russia #Europe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRAVKza15qo

'Who in the Lord's name': Biden sounds off on Putin's moves
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President Joe Biden announced new sanctions against Russia in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering troops into two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine. #CNN #News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvFJwjnB2Ho

"Who in the Lord's name" keeps offering sanctions as a solution when everyone is saying that sanctions are ineffective against Putin and Russia, including Putin's own actions?

Ukrainian Soldiers Say Shelling From Separatist Regions Has Become More 'Professional'
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Ukrainian soldiers whom Current Time caught up with on February 23 in the Donetsk city of Horlivka -- a town on the front line with Russia-backed separatists -- said they have noticed a change since Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the separatist entities as independent states.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evVh4GEKoZI

U.S. says full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine imminent
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Former four-star Marine Corps General John Allen joins Shep Smith to discuss what to expect from a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS1JpgOEkLs


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« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2022, 10:46:58 pm »
Putin calls on Ukrainian soldiers to 'lay down their arms and go home'
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Putin calls on Ukrainian soldiers to 'lay down their arms and go home'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf8dklGyAmI

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No appeasement for Putin. Putin only understands one thing....force. Give Putin a lesson he will never forget.

Explosions in Kyiv heard live on CNN as Putin declares military operation
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A CNN correspondent in Kyiv reported explosions live on camera early Thursday morning local time, moments after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he would conduct a "special military operation" in Ukraine.

Why it matters: U.S. officials have warned that Russia could attempt an assault on Kyiv in effort to topple the Ukrainian government. Explosions in other major cities across Ukraine were also reported moments after Putin's remarks concluded.

What they're saying: "This is the first time we've heard anything. It's been absolutely silent in this city throughout the course of tonight and for the past several weeks we've not seen anything at all," CNN reporter Matthew Chance said after the explosions.
https://www.axios.com/ukraine-invasion-kyiv-cnn-explosions-d76fc021-e1ab-4334-9354-f312df7623e8.html

BREAKING: Blasts Heard In Eastern Ukraine As Russia Begins Military Operation
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NBC News' Peter Alexander reports and shares statement from President Biden as Russian President Vladimir Putin announces Russia will conduct a military operation in eastern Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00sq7Pa-AWA

Report: Cruise And Ballistic Missile Strikes Underway In Kyiv Control Centers
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NBC News’ Erin McLaughlin shares a message from the advisor to the minister of interior affairs saying that strikes are underway and describes hearing explosions in Kyiv.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Ds4S4nHLc

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Re: Ukraine
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2022, 11:11:32 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikl7qpH-AJ8

This is why we should have taken back Crimea at once.....

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« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2022, 11:56:45 pm »
Gen. Robert Abrams: Poised to see ‘massive death, destruction’ in Ukraine
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ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with retired Gen. Robert Abrams on potential warning signs of a Russian invasion, and how quickly Russia may act.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIBVSxYjy2U

Ukraine imposes state of emergency, summons citizens home
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Ukraine has imposed a state of emergency and told its citizens in Russia to leave immediately, as Moscow began evacuating its Kyiv embassy in the latest ominous signs of an all-out Russian military onslaught.

Shelling intensified on Wednesday at the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, where Russian President Vladimir Putin recognised the independence of two Moscow-backed rebel regions this week and where he has ordered the deployment of Russian troops as “peacekeepers”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbgFJWU3BMA



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Re: Ukraine
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2022, 12:07:10 am »
Bolton at least is not delusional:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J6dj1JQ3tg

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Re: Ukraine
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2022, 02:25:23 am »
'Speak directly!': Putin has tense exchange with his chief spy
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The head of Russia's spy service has a tense exchange with Vladimir Putin during a security meeting about the Russian-controlled territories in east Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9A-u8EoWcI

Comments:
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The spy chief accidentally said the overall intentions out loud.  He said “I support the 2 regions to be part of the Russian federation”. Putin had to remind him that speech is still a week away, today you just say we recognize their sovereignty.
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Putin: "Yes or no?" 
Sergey: "No."
Putin: "So, Sergey,  No or Yes?"
Sergey: "Oh, Yes, Yes, Yes!!!"
Putin: "Okay. Thanks."
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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2022, 02:49:40 am »
European Union Speaks Out Against Putin, Vows To Assist Ukraine
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High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles of the European Union offers solidarity and assistance to Ukraine after Russia launched an attack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFNnLTYWkF8

Russia: Military infrastructure being disabled in Ukraine, no threat to Ukrainian civilians | WION
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is trying to negotiate for 30 years now as he slams the NATO alliance and announces military operations in Ukraine. The latest reports suggest that explosions were heard across Ukraine after Putin's announcement. Russia said that the action is to disable Ukrainian military infrastructure.

#Russia #Ukraine #Kyiv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnZT0kmyFM8

Either everyone should have nukes or no one should have nukes. I would argue it's impossible for no one to have nukes at this point though....

Kuleba: Russia 'launched a full-scale invasion' of Ukraine | 7 dead, 9 wounded in Russian shelling
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is trying to negotiate for 30 years now as he slams the NATO alliance and announced military operations in Ukraine. Putin also called on the Ukraine military to 'lay down arms'.

#Russia #Ukraine #Shelling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqYd9LJro7I

Imran Khan faces U.S fire for his Russia visit; Biden Admin makes stand clear to Pakistan on Ukraine
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Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan is facing U.S heat as Russia hosts him for a bilateral with President Putin amid Ukraine war. Biden administration has conveyed its position to Pakistan on Russia and Ukraine and expects Pakistani PM to take a firm stand against the invasion of Ukraine. Imran Khan arrived in Moscow yesterday and is set to hold a meeting with Putin amid Russian invasion of Ukraine. Watch this video for full details.

#Imran Khan #Ukraine #Russia #Putin #Biden #USA #Ukrainewar #Russianinvasion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heh-aL2OvkQ

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Re: Ukraine
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2022, 03:16:31 am »
British optimism:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/uk-defense-secretary-boasted-british-200630577.html

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The UK defense secretary boasted of British troops defeating the Russians about 170 years ago and said they 'can always do it again'
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"The Scots Guards kicked the backside of Tsar Nicholas I in 1853 in Crimea – we can always do it again," the secretary said.

He is correct about one thing, though:

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Russia eventually lost the Crimean war to a coalition of France, the Ottoman Empire, and the UK.

Turkey should be allowed to join the EU ASAP!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tgU9sZwb50
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russian_invasion_of_Ukraine

https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-23-22/h_82bf44af2f01ad57f81c0760c6cb697c

Could it be that Belarus is another state of Russia as the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization)?

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Ukraine says it was attacked through Russian, Belarus and Crimea borders
From CNN's Tim Lister and Julia Kesa in Kyiv

Ukraine was attacked through multiple borders, the Ukrainian state border service said early Thursday.

"At about 5:00 a.m., the state border of Ukraine in the area with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus was attacked by Russian troops supported by Belarus," the service said.

It added that attacks are being carried out in Luhansk, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Zhytomyr regions — areas on the eastern and northern borders of Ukraine. The attacks are targeting border units, border patrols and checkpoints using artillery, heavy equipment and small arms, the border service said.

"In addition, the attack takes place from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea side," said the service.

Ukraine is firing back: It added that border guards, along with Ukraine's Armed Forces and National Guard, are "firing at the enemy" depending on the situation on the border.
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