The vultures are devouring Ukraine – YouTube

The vultures are devouring Ukraine


Even if more and more people every day are converting to the truth, the vast majority in the USA and in EU countries are still indoctrinated by the mass-media devoted to the “New World Order” to believe that Russia is the aggressive party to the conflict in Ukraine.
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Fascism on the rise in Ukraine. What is illegal in the EU is sponsored in Ukraine by the EU and the USA.

They are playing with fire. Nothing good have never in history come out from using extremists for political purposes.

While a certain amount of structured nationalism with a great measure of internationalism is good, pure Nazism is very bad.

Poland starts to become aware of that EU is fooled by the bankers behind the New World Order to run their errands instead of those of the Polish people.

The Ukrainian Army is killing us and our children! WHY??? – YouTube

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#SaveDonbassPeople You have probably seen this video before. If not, you should. In spite of its apparent rip-off on Larry Diamond’s and Ben Moses’ “I am a Ukrainian”, this video is, by all decent accounts, real.

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Live on Ukrainian TV a British Journalist from the Sunday Times exposes the lies told by the main stream media for the lies they really are.


#MarkFranchetti on prime time Ukrainian TV tells the true story about the “separatists” in SE Ukraine and makes Saakashvili look like he wants to chew his tie again.

Russia, Ukraine seek to build peace momentum

One more attempt at clarifying my position on Russian options

The pitfalls and risks of expressing feelings in a blog My recent rant “Please tell me my worst fears will not come true” was clearly very poorly written and my subsequent attempt to clarify what I meant did little to improve the mess I apparently had created. To be honest, I never went to “blogger school” and I am painfully learning this trade by trial and error including a lot of errors. I naively had thought that putting enough caveats would make my intentions clear:”I will thus readily admit that I might be over-reacting””my brain tells me one thing, but my gut tells me another” How could I make it more clear that 1) I was speaking from the heart/gut and not making an analysis and 2) that I was fully aware that I was over-reacting? I don’t know about others, but to me the admission of doubts and fears is never a sign of weakness. Courage and strength is not denying doubts and fears, but acting rationally in spite of such feelings. Maybe that is not done in the blogosphere, or maybe I did it on a clumsy way, but I did it the best I could and with as much honesty I could. I would have imagined that those who had called me a “Putin groupie” or “Kremlin shill” would have approved of my open admission that I truly trusted neither Putin nor the Kremlin, but somehow only those who were upset by that admission showed up. Oh well, another valuable lesson for me: expected a beating every time you show your feelings.But the “killer sentence” which I should never have written as I did was this one: “Russia has to act now and use her armed forces to liberate Novorossia. Not to do so would be a betrayal of the Russian people.” That was a “cri du coeur” (cry from the heart) which overshadowed all the caveats before it. This being said, I categorically deny that I had a change of heart. Before Poroshensko’s inauguration speech I saw a set of circumstances we can call “A” while after his inauguration speech I saw a new and different set of circumstances we can call “B”. A change of heart would be to say that a the same set of circumstances warrants a change in policy. That is not what I wrote, but I have to admit that what I did write was highly misleading: pure emotion and distress and not a rational analysis.I also know what triggered my reaction, and here I will place the blame on Putin, Lavrov, Zurabov (Russia’s ambassador to Kiev) and Peskov (Putin spoksman). What triggered my panic attack was the totally lame and lukewarm reaction of Russia to a speech which was a real declaration of war not only on Novorossia but also on Russia herself: not only was Poroshenko’s speech filled with various anti-Russian statements echoing the worst, most ignorant and most ugly Right Sector propaganda, but he even clearly spelled out that he considered Crimea has Ukrainian: that was a threat on Russian land. And what was Russia’s response? *Nothing*. Zurabov just sat there and Putin and Lavrov stayed silent. I have no heard a single word of criticism coming out of official Moscow. That is what really freaked me out. That an the *terrible* timing of the decision to strengthen the border between Russia and Novorossia. And I still think that Russia’s public policy committed a terrible “faux pas” by remaining silent in the face of such a public display of Nazi bigotry and arrogance.I have spent the last 24 hours reading many Russian articles written by very sharp analysts, I have carefully listen to all the main news shows, I have also taken the time to listen to some specialized shows (such as Igor Korotchenko’s “GenShtab” on Voice of Russia) and I have come to the conclusion that Russia will not accept a Nazi regime in Kiev nor will Russia abandon Novorossia. Frankly, this is bigger than Putin and we should not focus on personalities too much, even political giants like Putin. Why? Because even in the exceedingly unlikely possibility that Putin for some reason cave to the Empire, he would be committing political suicide, Juan is absolutely correct about that. I still think that Putin does want to do the right thing, but if not – then he will be forced to.So what do I think (rather then feel) Russia should do?I have to admit that there is one major argument against a direct Russian military intervention in Novorossia: it is an undeniable fact that the people from Novorossia themselves have not done enough for themselves. Yes, the self-defense forces of Novorossia are heroes, and yes, they are fighting very well even though the force ratios in the favor of the Nazis is anywhere between 5:1 to 100:1 (depending on the day and location). But even though more people have heard Strelkov’s appeal the numbers are still nowhere near were they should be. That is a fact that I cannot deny.The argument that the NDF are under-equipped is being addressed right now. I have seen footage shown on Russian TV of sophisticated air defense radars used by the NDF and I have it from several good sources that modern equipment is regularly showing up. I have heard that today 3 Ukrainian MBTs and at least one MRLS have been destroyed by the NDF. My feeling is that pretty soon the NDF will establish their own “no-fly” zone which the Ukies will not dare to penetrate very often (they have already lost *a lot* of their rotary and fixed wing aircraft). This no-fly zone will soon be followed by a “no drive” zone for Ukie armor (enforced by modern anti-tanks weapon systems). The problem of artillery can only be solved by providing the NDF with the means for counter-battery fire. That will be tricky, especially with long range artillery. But with no FACs on the ground or in the air, artillery strikes will not be very effective, even if still devastatingly deadly for the local civilian population. Snipers could be found and trained, I suppose (they can make the life of an artillery unit really miserable). Supplies, ammo dumps, and generally the logistics should be attacked and sabotaged. In other words, as soon as it has the means to do so the NDF has to go on the offensive.Frankly, there should be a “principle of subsidiarity” of sorts at work here: before the Russians intervene the people of the Donbass have the moral duty to to everything they can to defend themselves. Then, if needed, Russia should intervene to prevent a genocide in Novorossia. But first the locals have to do more. What Russia can and should do is to provide military, technical and financial aid to Novorossia, whether covertly or overtly (why can Russia not do exactly the same as what the USA is doing in Syria?). My understanding is that Russia is already doing that.There is, however, something that Russia is not doing or, rather, there is something which Russia is doing and which she should stop doing: smiling at Poroshenko and sticking to this silly “our Ukrainian brothers” script: what is left of the Ukraine today is no more no less than a Nazi Banderastan and Russia should not even bother pretending that there is a love fest between these two entities. No need to do anything provocative or hostile, just to stop pretending like Russia is oblivious to the kind of Banderastan is being built. As for Novorossia Russia should openly support it in the name of anti-Nazism and provide it with technical, financial, political and informational support. As for the West, it is *already* acting as if Russia was heavily engaged in a full-scale support campaign for the breakaway regions – so why not do that anyway?! Finally, the Russian should learn from their American counterparts and make the human rights issue a huge political stick. Russian diplomats should simply inundate the world media with protest about every single war crime, every single human right violation, ever single violation of the freedom of the press and every single case of corruption. Protest constantly, drown the Ukie Nazis with lawsuits on all levels, denounce them at every public events, etc. First that will take a toll on the regime in Kiev and, second, it will show the anti-Nazi forces in the Ukraine that they are not abandoned.There is a lot Russia can do besides using her armed forces.Bottom line is this: my heart and my gut tell me that Russia should intervene now: impose a no-fly zone, open humanitarian corridors and destroy the Nazi death squads. And if that happens tomorrow morning I will be elated. But my brain has to accept that the most rational way to deal with this situation is to do everything short of an over military intervention. I will readily admit that I am torn and that I have not found a way to reconcile the two. There are better people out there that have done a much better job at that then I have, but I am not sure that I envy them.One more issue: a US nuclear threat to Russia?I have no doubt at all that this is nonsense and that the US is not contemplating such a threat or, even less so, such an attack. Why? Because it is absolutely and categorically impossible for the USA to strike Russia in such a manner which would prevent Russia from executing a retaliatory counter-strike. I have already written about this and just want to repeat it here: while there probably are some politicians who dream about such an option, the US military knows that this is absolutely impossible and nothing will change that in the foreseeable future. No matter what attack scenario you consider, Russia always will have the means to basically make the USA disappear as a society. Of course, the same is true for the USA which Russia cannot disarm in a first counter-force strike. Forget it! Really. During the Cold War we have made a lot of very fancy simulations and the result has always been the same, and all the folks in command in the USA know that. Also, nothing has fundamentally changed since the late 1980s. Most of the current nuclear systems date from that period and while all sorts of progress has been made, it has not resulted in some kind of breakthrough, much less so one upon which anybody could waged the survival of the entire norther hemisphere of our planet. In fact, I would argue that the Russian nuclear forces today are both more survivable and more capable, especially the latest road-mobile ICBMs and the submarine launched ballistic missiles. So one thing I can guarantee: there is no nuclear attack threat to Russia (and nor is there one to the USA, of course). As for a US tactical nuclear strike on a Russian force entering Novorossia, it would have an absolutely catastrophic political effect on the AngloZionist Empire, not to mention that nobody in the Ukraine will be grateful for this. Even if the US used a “cleaner” neutron bomb the political fallout with be huge, even inside the USA. As for Russia, it could even win this one by not retaliating in kind (remember, war is the pursuit of politics by other means). So forget about these rumors about a US nuclear threat to Russia, even if B-2s and USN ships are moved around. They are “showing the flag” – not threatening Russia.I hope that this last effort of mine to fully clarify my position has been more successful than my previous one. I know that this blog is making a lot of people angry and that they will use this opportunity to again misrepresent what I wrote or try to ridicule me. Fine, let them. Frankly, I don’t care much about their “opinion” nor am I competing in some kind of popularity contest. Besides. I am confident that most of you will recognize these efforts for what they are.Enough about doubts and fears for now – tomorrow back to the regular daily work.Kind regards to all,The Saker

June 6th combat SITREP update by "Juan"

1. Commo around Slavyansk is busy with reports of much movement of Nats forces. 2. Semenovka is under continuous bombardment since 07:00 06.06.2014. Vast areas are destroyed. Grad missiles are used but not in salvo. 15.2 cm howitzers and 12.2 cm mortars plus heavy field guns and tank cannon. 3. Lugansk City proper is under air attack 18:05 06.06.2014. At least 2 Su25 aircraft attacked living areas. Casualties unknown.4. Nats An 30b surveillance aircraft shot down 06.06.2014 18:45 local time. First 2 vids. Donbas Army has made appeal for qualified tankists and pilots.12. Reports of heavy fighting developing outskirts of Slavyansk City proper 18:45 local Ukraine time.14. Personal conversation by phone mid day today with person living near Krasni Liman. Person states right sector is looting shops, confiscating cars, trucks and buses. A few civilian men shot down in local streets. Some young women have been outraged. Person says no food allowed in to their living area location. Person states person and children eating porridge made from stored cattle food using water from local stream. Porridge is not cooked, barley soaked in water until soft, eaten cold. Water and electric cut off. Right sector going door to door checking documents and confiscating computers and cell phones. If no one answers door right sector breaks door down. If anyone in house or flat they are beaten and sometimes shot. Citizens with Russian passports are arrested and taken away. Fate unknown. Could hear screams and shouts at not great distance from cell phone, person stopped phone in mid sentence. I did not call back for fear of endangering person.

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Ukraine SITREP June 11th, 16:28 UTC/Zulu: is something changing?

Combat SITREP by Juan 1. Nats Army offer of civilian evacuation corridors rejected. Corridors led only west in to national guard/right sector unit areas and demanded self defense units disarm and surrender. 2. Continuing heavy bombardment of Slavyansk and outlying areas. Confirmed 4 children under age 10 killed last 3 days. Living areas and industry areas targeted including 15.2 cm howitzers and Grad.3. кÑаÑнолиманÑÐºÐ¾Ð¼Ñ area confirmed 2 Grad units destroyed with crews and support vehicles 09 June 03:00 attack of Novorossiya Army units. 4. Nats suffer heavy losses last 4 days. Nats removing destroyed vehicles and armor when possible. Reason unknown. Ural tank transporters used for removal. One photo destroyed/burned T64 turret in transporter. T64 hull not seen.5. Strong explosion and short fire area Karachun Mountains 03:15 11 June.6. Unconfirmed reports of large number bodies found in deep lake кÑаÑнолиманÑÐºÐ¾Ð¼Ñ area, bodies weighted.7. Large amount ammunition found on two abandoned Kamaz transports Lugansk area. Numbers of Kamaz Nats army.8. Unconfirmed reports 10 June large number national guard/right sector troops surrounded Lugansk aerodrome. 9. 07:12 11 June heavy fighting area кÑаÑнолиманÑкомÑ.10. Additional unverified but deemed reliable reports of replacement aircraft and crew sent to Nats Army from Poland and FRG. 11. Refugees continue to arrive Rostov Oblast and Autonomous Republic of Krimea. One group 4 families detained arrival by van. Suspicions of 22 year old husbands with 8 year old children and all documents Ukraine new. Children being cared for.12. Scattered engagements areas Slavyansk and Kramatorsk growing in intensity 06:15 11 June. 13. Report of secretary general of OSCE to visit Rostov na Donu to interview refugees. Suggestion a visit to Slavyansk and кÑаÑнолиманÑкомÑ. SITREP by The SakerThere are lots of Ukraine connected news today. First, we got the confirmation that Poroshenko is a US agent. Then we have the very infulential Sergei Glazyev who is now calling for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Novorossia. And finally we have an interesting theory about the role Slavainsk is playing in the current war: according to the Russian blogger Yurasumy, Slaviansk today has the same role as Stalingrad in WWII: to tie down a large enemy force and to keep the battle going there while the “flanks” are being prepared for a counter-offensive. In this context, I have to notice that the Russian newspaper Segodnia is reporting that he Ukie HQ was moved back from Izium to Chuguev near Kharkov precisely to avoid being trapped in an encirclement. Combine that with the news that at least two Ukie MRLS have been destroyed and that at least 3 Ukie tanks have been rendered inoperable and you start getting an interesting picture: things are starting to look worse and worse for the junta in Kiev.In contrast, though the situation is still murky, there are more and more reports indicated that the critical manpower issue has dramatically improved. Only yesterday evening a Vostok battalion officer was asked by Russian reporters how many men the NDF had to which he replied “enough”. As for weapons, Juan and others are reporting that the number of “abandoned” weapons “found” in various locations is increasing and that now these weapons include more modern and more recent systems, including armor and artillery. True, the defenders of Novorossia still lack any kind of air capability, but their air defense seems to have taken a very heavy toll on the Junta forces. I have personally seen recent footage of advanced NDF air defense radars (with crews) combined with underground command posts. I think that something might slowly changing in the combat dynamic.One possible explanation for what has happened is that by openly stating that Russia will not intervene Putin has forced the people of Novorossia to realize that they will need to stand their ground on their own. The numbers are still not what they should be, but their increase has been significant to allow the Novorossians to go on the offensive in locations where this would have been absolutely impossible just a few weeks ago.The key event I will be looking for in the next couple of weeks are diversionary attacks in junta death squads outside the cities were the battles are taking place now. Fighting the Ukies in Slaviansk and Kramatorsk is the right first step, but the entire Donbass has now to turn into a no-go zone for the Kiev junta. Supply convoys, ammo dumbs, airfields, roads, bridges, train tracks, water pumping stations, and basically everything except field hospitals should now be attacked. Notice I did not say “destroyed” or “captured” – only *attacked*. The key goal here is to create chaos and demoralize the junta units and not to achieve a “victory”.In conclusion I would like to recommend a blog: No Bread and Circuses for You which has a lot of good materials in English about the war in Ukraine. Also, Club Orlov has posted a recent interview of Dmitri Orlov which I found interesting (see here).

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Partial translation of the Starikov interview

First, I think we all owe a HUGE THANK YOU!!! to “G” and “M” who did this translation literally overnight (and I know for a fact that “G” did not sleep for a full night because of that). I know that doing a rush-translation is a royal pain in the rear end which is not very different from a refined torture and that is especially true for people like “G” and “M” who have a life and a job and who do that really pro Deo or pro bono and who do not get paid a penny for their hard work. They did not have to offer their hard work – they spontaneous offered their help, and I am immensely grateful to both of them for that. There is a part missing and the translation “only” covers the first 18min and 49 seconds which is really the most interesting part.If somebody wants to finish this translation – great. If not, no problem. If somebody wants to subtitle the video – great. Is not, no problem either.One more thing: I would need somebody to translate into Russian Juan’s powerful article “Russians are sub-humans in the eyes of the West”. I have a contact who wants to send it to Russia and the Ukraine. If you can do that, please contact me.Kind regards to all,The Saker

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Media rage in Russia

It is always tricky to try to get a sense of what is happening in a country by parsings its media as there is often a big disconnect between what the talking heads say and what most of the people really feel. And yet, this can a useful exercise in the following circumstances:A) The media is pretty tightly controlled by the regime in power at which point is can be analyzed to see what kind of “consent manufacturing” or “opinion massaging” is being performed. For example, most wars are normally preceded by media vilification campaign against the other side. Thus, observing such a vilification campaign can be considered as an “indicator” or even “warning” of a possible military attack, especially is other indicators and warnings point to the same eventual outcomeB) The media is more or less independent from the regime, but primarily linked to the national elites and their agenda. Here again, because these elites, by definition, have power and access, they can use the media to put pressure on the formal leaders of the country. Think of the Israel Lobby and its use of the US media to promote the wars on Iraq, Iran and Syria.C) Finally, the media can be more or less “in tune with” the general public and its concerns, hopes and ideas, at which point it can offer a good insight into what is going on.Regardless of which of the models above applies to Russia (for what it is worth, I personally think that it is a mix of the three), it is, I strongly believe, very important to note the following fact: three of the most popular shows on Russian TV have increasingly become strident in their outrage over what is happening in the Ukraine, over the US’s hypocrisy and over the need to put a stop to the atrocities committed by the Ukrainian junta. These shows are:Sunday Evening with Vladimir Soloviev (ÐоÑкÑеÑнÑй ÐеÑÐµÑ Ñ ÐладимиÑом СоловÑевÑм)Politics with Petr Tolstoi (ÐолиÑика Ñ ÐеÑÑом ТолÑÑÑм)News of the Week with Dmitri Kiselev (ÐеÑÑи Ðедели Ñ ÐмиÑÑием ÐиÑелевÑм)I think that it is worth saying a few words about these shows.Sunday Evening with Vladimir Soloviev:This show is hosted by a very famous personality, Vladimir Soloviev, who is a very interesting guy. Soloviev is a Jew, and he is not shy about reminding his audience about it, who was even elected as a member of the Presidium of the Russian Jewish Congress. He is also a Russian patriot who categorically denies that there is anti-Semitism in Russia, much less so state sponsored, and he is a very outspoken supporter of Putin and his policies. He is categorically opposed to the junta in Kiev and to Ukie neo-Nazism and he does not mince his words about them. He has several shows where in often invites very controversial personalities, including Zhirinovsky, which he very skillfully interviews. While Soloviev’s style is definitely “popular”, he is also very smart, quick to think on his feet, well read and outspoken to a degree few Russian journalists dare to me. His position on the Ukraine is simple: he as a Jew and as a Russian has zero tolerance for Ukie nationalism, neo-Nazism or Banderism. He is a determined and total enemy of the new regime.Politics with Peter Tolstoi:I would describe this show as a somewhat more sophisticated version of the previous one, possibly addressed at a more mature audience. The host, Petr Tolstoi, and his co-host, Alexander Gordon (another patriotic Russian Jew), are more soft spoken in their style, but they are also no less anti-junta and anti-Nazi than Soloviev. Their show regularly has guest from the Ukraine, including high visibility ones like Oleg Tsarev or representatives of the self-declared popular republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.New of the Week with Dmitri Kiselev:Kiselev is often see as the “voice of the Kremlin” which has recently appointed him to run the newly created official Russian media agency “Rossiia Segodnia” (which in English translates into “Russia Today” but which should not be confused with the RT TV Channel run by Margarita Simonian). Kiselev is a very outspoken critic of the West for which he is absolutely hated by the western media which accuses him of homophobia, anti-Semitism, propaganda, lies, etc. Unlike the two previous shows I mentioned, “News of the Week” is what is called an “author’s news show” in Russia, a mix of news and personal commentary. It airs on Sunday evenings.The first thing which I noticed is that the two first shows which, in theory, are weekly shows have for a while no run special editions on a regular basis. For example, Soloviev’s “Sunday Evening” show can now regularly be seen on week days, sometimes several times in the same week, besides its normal Sunday airtime. Clearly these shows are in a full overdrive mode.Second, it is hard to convey here the level of absolute rage, disgust and frustration of most of the hosts and guests about the situation in the Ukraine. Furthermore, those few representatives of the pro-US Russian “liberal” non-system opposition (too small get make it to the Duma) or the representatives of Yanukovich’s “Party of Regions” who dare to show up often end up being literally mobbed, if not by the hosts, then by the other guests. As for the hosts, they politely but mercilessly rip apart all the arguments of these two categories of guests. Pro-junta guests from the Ukraine, they don’t dare show up on these shows anymore (they tried in the past, and got mercilessly destroyed each time). Kiselevs’ show being more of a newscast, he does feature statements or interviews made by pro-US or pro-junta people, but they are always followed by a blunt rebuttal of their arguments and a passionate denunciation of their hypocrisy.I took these three examples because of their high visibility but this also applies to the rest of the Russian TV media. Even those channels (like Ren-TV) or journalists (like Tatiana Mitkova) who used to be very “democratic” and “liberal” have radically changed their tune. Now they are almost on the frontline of the anti-junta and generally anti-western journalism in Russia. Oh sure, some liberal leftovers from the past (like that ugly old fart Pozner) still have their shows on air, and some TV (Dozhd) or radio (Ekho Moskvy) stations still parrot the “Psaki” narrative, but they are clearly struggling to survive and their audience is becoming smaller and smaller.So what does that all mean for Putin?Contrary to some of the “armchair strategist” who post comments here about Putin of selling out, being a coward or a hypocrite, something in the range of 80% of Russians support him and his handling of the events in the Ukraine. So far, his personal position and authority are as rock solid as ever. However, watching the amazing evolution of the Russian TV over the past few months, I come to one of three possible conclusions:1) If hypothesis A above is correct, then the Kremlin is engaged in a massive PR campaign to prepare the Russian public for a military intervention in the Ukraine.2) If hypothesis B above is correct, then there is a very influential segment of the Russian elites which is engaged in a campaign to force the Kremlin to militarily intervene in the Ukraine.3) If hypothesis C above is correct, then there is such a groundswell of outrage and disgust in the Russian public opinion that the Kremlin will have no other choice but to militarily intervene to stop the terror operations of the junta.As I said above, my personal feeling that the reality of Russian media today is a mix of A+B+C, in which case there is a gradual coalescing of anger and determination taking place on all levels of the Russian society which will eventually result in a Russian military intervention against the Ukrainian death squads in Novorossia.All this is to make the following point: when I wrote yesterday that the “crazies”, as I called them might, well get what they want (a Russian military intervention) – I really meant it. I still think that this would be very bad for Russia, the Ukraine and Europe, but that does not mean that I am oblivious to the fact that it might happen, very soon in fact.My sense is that Poroshenko or, more accurately his puppet-masters in Washington, have just a few days left to stop the so-called “anti terrorist operation”. From the recent meeting in France, I get mixed messages. Merkel and Hollande probably would prefer that this insanity stop now. But Obama and his puppet-masters? Simply put, and no matter how hard Putin might try, there are provocations which the Kremlin simply cannot ignore.Today I heard that there are already 12’000 refugees just in the Rostov-on-the-Don area. That means that the real numbers are way higher. Furthermore, the Ukie Air Force is now using cluster munitions and deliberate attacks on local towns and villages which are pretty much getting flattened or, at leas, burned to the ground. And I did get a confirmation that the Ukrainian death squads have executed wounded combatants in a hospital near Kramatorsk. In the meantime, Putin has informally met with Poroshenko in France, the (completely incompetent) Russian ambassador to Kiev has returned from his “consultations” in Moscow and he will attend the inauguration of Poroshenko. While I fully understand what the Kremlin is doing (denying the US the kind of “enemy” it wants) and while I fully support that goal, I am also aware that this policy cannot be sustained much longer and that something will have to happen soon, very soon. Right now, my personal hunch, my guesstimate, is that the US will over-rule the EU and that Poroshenko will not only continue, but even escalate the junta’s terror operations in the east and southeast. If that is indeed what happens, Russia will intervene, there is, alas, no doubt in my mind at all. How?What a Russian military intervention might look like Russia might pretend try to get a UNSC resolution supporting a peacemaking operation of the CSTO in the Ukraine, if only just to make sure that all legal options have been exhausted. Then I would expect to see a no-fly zone declared over the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, combined with the opening, by force if needed (it will), of humanitarian corridors towards these regions. At this point I expect the Ukie junta to fold and run, but if some units do not, they will be destroyed. The purely military phase of this intervention will take no more than 24 hours and will more or less stop at the administrative border between the Lugansk and Donetsk regions and the Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhie regions. If directly threatened, of course, Russian forces could strike deeper inside the rest of the Ukraine, targeting missile/artillery positions or enemy airpower (in the air or on the ground). At this point I would expect some EU leader to do what Sakozy did in 08.08.08 and travel to Moscow to agree to a ceasefire which Moscow would accept. Once the situation in the Donbass is more or less stabilized, I would expect Russia to pull out most of Russian forces, probably “forgetting a few “goodies” here and there, not unlike what happened in South Ossetia. Finally, and especially if the EU continues to allow the US to imposed its insane and counter-productive foreign policy (or what passes for it) on Europe, I would expect Russia to recognize the People’s Republic of Novorossia and provide it with security guarantees (again, the model of Ossetia and Abkhazia applies).Again, I would prefer if a solution could be found without an overt Russian military intervention, but obviously that does not depend on me. The Americans are stuck, they have failed at everything, and they have no other choice than to engage in a idiotic media campaign to convince the world that “Putin has blinked” and that “Obama is a tough President”. This is quite ridiculous, of course, as this is not about a John Wayne style “blinking exercise” but about the future of the European continent. But the European politicians are so corrupt, so spineless, so mediocre and so incompetent (remember how Boris Johnson, Mayor of London called some of them “great supine protoplasmic invertebrate jellies”?) that they will probably let the Americans decide the future or Europe for them.I hope that I am wrong, but chances are that a Russian military intervention will happen in the not too distant future.The Saker

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June 7th combat SITREP by "Juan"

Question by The Saker: Did the Border Control Headquarters really fall to Donbas Army? Juan’s reply: Yes, done deal since yesterday morning. Lots of vids showing Donbas Army allowing the prisoners to leave after they changed in to civilian clothes and some vids showing Donbas Army going through the building and armories. Found was a got a ton of weapons and ammo including RPG’s and MG’s, at least two BTR’s in good condition, several trucks and GAZ jeeps, at least one amphibious tracked vehicle that runs and a treasure trove of documents. It was the officers who fought, the young boys mostly didn’t or at best half heartedly. In actual fact most of the conscripts (Border Service and Militsiya are mostly draftees like the Army) were locked in a room until the fighting was over. Donbas also took two army bases that same day. So score for that day is Donbas lost Krasni Limon and took Border Control HQ, two army bases and took control of about 90 kilometers of border when the actual border guards on duty loaded up all in to their cars and went to Rostov across the border with their families. Donbas Army also disabled two T-64’s, read shot them up pretty seriously. They can be repaired even though one had a pretty substantial fire on the rear deck over the engine/trans compartment. Both had road wheels shot off with their suspension arms and one had both drive sprockets mangled by RPG fire which means the final drive from the transmission is also damaged. Another T-64 took several antitank rifle hits on his main gun. The main tube was not penetrated but the impacts will have damaged the barrel internally and it will have to be replaced. The Ukes also lost at lest 7 BTR’s, more than one BMP, several trucks including one full of national guards that was hit with an RPG and burned. Donbas Army didn’t shoot the wounded and burning boys spilling out of the truck.The Ukes also lost, confirmed, 2 Mi24’s and one Su25 with one Mi24 and one SU25 as probables. At least one other Mi24 was damaged by anti aircraft fire and was forced to land hard. Most everyone on that bird was wounded, don’t know how bad the bird was damaged. All in all the Ukes got a bloody nose. Donbas Army losses were not small especially considering their wounded being killed in hospital.We just listened to Poroshenko’s inauguration speech and it’s basically a declaration of war against Novorossiya. He intends to finish ‘cleaning Donetsk and Lugansk’ etc etc. No federalization, no negotiation. Putin has his answer. PS: If the link for the evacuations from Slovyansk is dead here’s one that works: