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War: Chronicles of 22.02.22 war
  • Special topic.

    It is expected that full scale war will begin in few hours.

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  • Mordor stock market behaved same as in 2008


    616 x 501 - 47K
  • 22.2.22 reminds me the end of maya calendar :-)

  • Putin Declares Formal Recognition Of Ukraine Separatist Regions As Sovereign States

  • Putin has confirmed the change of status recognition while warning Kiev and the West that Russia's military will act against any further aggression. He warned that Ukraine's government must now halt all military actions against Donbas or whatever happens next will be on them.

  • British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said that London on Tuesday would impose sanctions in response to Russia's recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR).

  • Putin is following the ideas of Aleksandar Dugin.

    Where does he stop?

    Will be want East Berlin back as well?

  • @AndrewReid_EOSHD

    Nope, now main idea is to help the west.

    As Mordor will gain nothing instead of huge sanctions package. And this will allow them to get energy at much lower price. This is third time after 2008 and 2014 they both are doing it.

  • MAGA

    Our colleagues, who have recently moved to Lviv, will spend the night in Poland. They will return regularly to continue their diplomatic work in Ukraine and provide emergency consular services. Our diplomatic staff will continue to support the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian government by coordinating diplomatic efforts, Blinken wrote.

  • The security of Hungary is of paramount importance, therefore, the Hungarian armed forces will move their troops into the eastern part of the country in the coming days, Defense Minister Tibor Benko said. The first units may leave this afternoon, so military traffic is expected on the roads of the country.

    The Minister said that at the morning meeting of the Cabinet of National Security, the Ministry of Defense was tasked by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to prevent the penetration of armed groups into Hungary.

    He stressed that people in Hungary do not need to be afraid, but they must be careful, the Hungarian armed forces must be ready for any surprises.

  • In Foundations of Geopolitics, Dugin calls for the United States and Atlanticism to lose their influence in Eurasia, and for Russia to rebuild its influence through annexations and alliances. The book states that "the maximum task [of the future] is the 'Finlandization' of all of Europe".

    In Europe:

    • Germany should be offered the de facto political dominance over most Protestant and Catholic states located within Central and Eastern Europe. Kaliningrad Oblast could be given back to Germany. The book uses the term "Moscow–Berlin axis".

    • France should be encouraged to form a bloc with Germany, as they both have a "firm anti-Atlanticist tradition".

    • The United Kingdom, merely described as an "extraterritorial floating base of the U.S.", should be cut off from Europe.

    • Ukraine should be annexed by Russia because "Ukraine as a state has no geopolitical meaning, no particular cultural import or universal significance, no geographic uniqueness, no ethnic exclusiveness, its certain territorial ambitions represents an enormous danger for all of Eurasia and, without resolving the Ukrainian problem, it is in general senseless to speak about continental politics". Ukraine should not be allowed to remain independent, unless it is cordon sanitaire, which would be inadmissible.

    • Finland should be absorbed into Russia. Southern Finland will be combined with the Republic of Karelia and northern Finland will be "donated to Murmansk Oblast".

    • Estonia should be given to Germany's sphere of influence.

    • Latvia and Lithuania should be given a "special status" in the Eurasian–Russian sphere.

    • Poland should be granted a "special status" in the Eurasian sphere.

    • Romania, North Macedonia, Serbia, "Serbian Bosnia" and Greece – "Orthodox collectivist East" – will unite with "Moscow the Third Rome" and reject the "rational-individualistic West".

    In the Middle East and Central Asia:

    • Azerbaijan could be "split up" or given to Iran.

    • Georgia should be dismembered. Abkhazia and "United Ossetia" (which includes Georgia's South Ossetia) will be incorporated into Russia. Georgia's independent policies are unacceptable.

    • Russia needs to create "geopolitical shocks" within Turkey. These can be achieved by employing Kurds, Armenians and other minorities.

    In the United States:

    • Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism, for instance, provoke "Afro-American racists". Russia should "introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics".

    The Eurasian Project could be expanded to South and Central America.

    Given how much of that Putin has helped happen already, these next steps seem 100% according to the playbook.

    Putin will destroy his country and communism as well.

  • @AndrewReid_EOSHD

    Andrew, sometimes you need to use your brain and look at facts.

    Each time "Russian became great" - in 2008, 2014 and now, live of ordinary citizens became worse or much worse.

    In real terms it means that US, EU and China got same or more resources and provided less good in return.

    It is exact opposite of that great means.

    It is not surprise that somehow Russian elites sell stuff for $100 and get goods back only for $30-50 (US has exactly opposite scheme). Where is all the rest money? They just never left the buyers accounts.

    Dugin here is not big influencer, instead he is more like nice funny puppet.

  • Since 2014, the Russian Embassy in Kiev and the Consulates General of our country in Odessa, Lvov and Kharkov have been subjected to repeated attacks. Provocations were regularly staged against the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Kiev, harm was caused to the health of its head, and damage was caused to the property of the Center. Russian diplomats also became objects of aggressive actions. They received threats of physical violence. Their vehicles were set on fire. Contrary to their obligations under the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, the Kiev authorities did not react to what was happening.

    In the current circumstances, our first priority is to take care of Russian diplomats and employees of the Embassy and Consulates General. To protect their lives and safety, the Russian leadership decided to evacuate the personnel of Russian foreign missions in Ukraine, which will be implemented in the very near future.

  • Dugin not a big influence? He is a foreign policy consultant to the Russian government, and special representative of the Russian president.

    There's no point looking at facts in Russia. You must watch the fantasy unfolding at the heart of the Putin government instead. Modern Russian state doesn't care about factual, objective scientific evidence and never has, in fact they are diametrically opposed to it which is why the economy is in the current situation.

    The aim of Putin is to sit there dreaming of stuff and that then becomes accepted truth.

    Yes the lives of ordinary citizens are becoming worse, because nobody in the government is following any kind of rationality. They don't care anyway as long as they continue to enrich themselves.

    All this and more is the reason Ukrainians vote the way they do. They align themselves with NATO and the EU because they don't want to have their economy burnt to the ground by Putin and his corrupt cronies.

  • @AndrewReid_EOSHD

    They align themselves with NATO and the EU because they don't want to have their economy burnt to the ground by Putin and his corrupt cronies.

    What was last time you checked statistics on Ukraine? I suggest you to do so, we have lot of it here in decommunisation topic.

    Even more fun is that it is EU who took lot of resources that had been consuming in Ukraine before 2014. It is like someone eating all your dish and telling that he helps you to not be hungry.

    I am always amazed reading your anti scientific dreams.

  • The US could restrict Russia's access to US and foreign goods - from technology to semiconductors to aircraft parts - if it escalates in Ukraine.

    "If Russia continues its offensive against Ukraine, the [U.S. President Joe] Biden administration could deprive it of a wide range of low- and high-tech goods, from commercial electronics and computers to semiconductors and aircraft parts," Reuters said in a statement, citing people familiar with sources.

    US wants to do that our local bureaucrats are dreaming of. As it'll force local business to do all this stuff.

  • Of course Ukraine is being absorbed by NATO and the EU. It's what the people want. They want to have the economic standards of Germany, not Moldova.

    At same time, with the economic side you have to balance history and culture, way of life. This is what our Western politicians don't appreciate. They want to force democracy, globalism and liberalism on all ways of live, not just in monetary terms.

    What was special for me about Berlin is that it had a perfect balance for a few short years between the value things of the Soviet culture and the value of a Western democracy. Now of course it is too far the other way, a fully global capitalist consumer nightmare.

    All of this war in Ukraine is there to prevent the previous collapse of the Soviet empire crossing a whole new line and further eroding Putin and modern Russia entirety along with the culture and all central beliefs too.

    Of course I understand his reasons and why he cannot let NATO and the EU start this process, beginning in Ukraine and ending in Moscow.

    At the same time, Putin has done jack shit for his people, let alone socialism and needs to go away.

  • @AndrewReid_EOSHD

    It's what the people want. They want to have the economic standards of Germany, not Moldova.

    I told you to at least spend 5 minutes looking at real statistics?

    Btw, Moldova also wanted to live like in Germany, but EU companies totally destroyed their economy and turned life into misery.

    So, your response is total facepalm :-)

  • EU!?

    "Russian elites sell stuff for $100 and get goods back only for $30-50 (US has exactly opposite scheme). Where is all the rest money? They just never left the buyers accounts."

    In Moldova this is exactly the situation...even a single oligarch caused an entire banking crisis in 2014, for doing exactly as you wrote earlier.

    The corruption starts at Putin and extends endlessly throughout the world.

    Get him out.

  • @AndrewReid_EOSHD

    Andrew, I like you, but you need to spend time on the subject before making conclusions.

    The corruption starts at Putin and extends endlessly throughout the world.

    We have superb post especially for guys who write things like this -

  • Invasion is expected today.

    I also see unprecedented level of attacks in logs, so cyberwarfare will be also huge.

  • Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying declined to call Russia's military operation in Ukraine an "invasion." During the briefing, she did not give a direct answer to the question of one of the journalists whether Beijing considers Russia's actions in Ukraine an "invasion."

    Hua Chunying said that the current situation in Ukraine was due to "many factors", including historical ones. Hua Chunying noted that China's position on this issue differs from the views of the US leadership.

    Russia is able to cope with the situation in Ukraine on its own and does not need military support from China. "Russia is a great power with power. It does not need the support of China or other countries," she said, answering a question from a Western journalist whether Beijing is providing military support to Moscow against the backdrop of the situation in Ukraine.

  • Analysts also degraded extremely.