Nuclear disaster?

Is Ukraine deliberately trying to create a nuclear disaster for Europe? TASS reports. Russia awaits IAEA’s reaction to Ukrainian attacks on nuclear facilities — diplomat According to Maria Zakharova, the Ukrainian attacks on the NPP confirm Kiev’s goal to create conditions for a nuclear catastrophe for all of Europe Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova... Continue Reading →

Beatles – time to let go

There comes a time when icons of the past need to be reassessed as to what they stand for and for what they stood. Paul McCartney at 80 last night enjoyed a late-in-life moment of exposure at the Glastonbury festival but disgraced himself showing partisan support for an ongoing war by waving a Ukrainian flag.... Continue Reading →

The last days of the Azot

You can be forgiven if you don’t know about it but yesterday (Saturday 25 June) news came in about the evacuation of civilians from the Azot Chemical plant. A correspondent for Izvestia, Yaraslov Bogat, reports that around 800 civilians were released. The main concern of Russia during its special operation to free the Donbas region... Continue Reading →

Priti Patel’s Five Eyes

It is more than 6 years since the UN working group on arbitrary detention found Julian Assange to be arbitrarily detained. At that time he was still in the Embassy of Equador having at least a little protection under diplomatic immunity. A change in government in Equador soon changed that, with the US pulling Lenin... Continue Reading →

Foreign mercenaries at the Azot plant

Russia, with its usual care for civilian lives, is still proceeding with caution at the Azot chemical plant. As it did with the Azovstal factory complex in Mariupol getting civilians out unharmed is the main priority. According to an Izvestia report civilians originally sheltered at the plant from the bombing but are now being held... Continue Reading →

Two British mercenaries sentenced to death

According to reports on social media two British mercenaries have been sentenced to death together with a Moroccan. While this needs independently verifying it is a strong possibility and a predictable outcome mentioned in a TASS article below. It is unlikely that a DPR court will go easy on captives considering how the people there... Continue Reading →

‘More human shields held in a basement’

It escapes me, the exact source, but I read somewhere that one of the techniques being taught by western advisors to the Ukrainian military was to use human shields because that way the "enemy" would not risk firing at them. Russia, unlike Ukraine, has been meticulous in trying to avoid civilian casualties. The Azot chemical... Continue Reading →

The Ukrainian invasion of Poland

It might come as a surprise to many, including younger Poles, that the freedom from fascist dictatorship was a costly sacrifice their ancestors made. This was at a time when Ukrainians were supporting the German Nazis in ridding the area of anybody but fascists. "The atrocities were carried out indiscriminately and without restraint. The victims,... Continue Reading →

Gifts to die for

Olga Lebedeva, writing for Pravda, picked up on the visit of the new US foreign ambassador, Bridget Brink, who met up with Vladimir Zelensky in Kiev after only one or two days in office. Like a Trojan horse she rolled into the Ukrainian capital bearing news of gifts certain to widen the eyes of the... Continue Reading →

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