This website is about Manchester and Dublin. There are concerns about the labor unions and military academies in Germany's eastern provinces. East Germany traded in East German mark. There are likely radio signals sent between Lubeck and Manchester pertaining to organized labor. Lubeck is a German port near the Gulf of Danzig. Warsaw is inland. There seem to be labor leaders in Warsaw who manage trade through Irish ports.
Archive 1, Archive 2, Archive 3, Archive 4, Archive 5, Archive 6, Archive 7, Archive 8, Notes about the Virginians, Archive 9, Archive 10, Archive 11,
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Alex is an athlete.
This is me talking about the Russian language and right wingers. 10-1-23
Ukrainian special forces operations
1) The SBU is investigating the UAF because they likely use illegal S-400 missile defense systems.
2) The Ukrainian special forces are reporting inaccurately about drone strikes.
3) It's not clear about UAF targets inside of Russia.
4) Maybe some of these claims made by both the UAF and the Ukrainian special forces desks aren't right.
5) The SBU and the Ukrainian MOD should consider the false reports, etc.
Slovakia votes in elections threatening Western unity on Ukraine Slovaks started voting on Saturday in a parliamentary election closely fought between former leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico, who has pledged to end military aid for neighbouring Ukraine, and pro-Western liberals. Final opinion polls showed the two parties in dead heat, with the winner expected to get the first chance to try to form a government to replace the caretaker administration running the country of 5.5 million since May. A government led by Fico would mean Slovakia joining Hungary as EU countries challenging the bloc's consensus on support for Ukraine, just as the European Union looks to keep unity in opposing Russia's invasion.
The head of electric carmaker Tesla Elon Musk thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his invitation to Türkiye's largest aerospace and technology festival Teknofest, as he congratulated all the teams competing in the festival on Friday. In a message he posted on Twitter (formerly known as X), Musk said he would be attending the festival in person next year. He also said he would discuss further opportunities for investment in Türkiye.
Why are some Germans turning towards the far-right?
China's Evergrande chairman put under police surveillance
1. Because a Russian plane was shot down.
2. Then the Ukrainians are in possession of illegal missile defense systems.
Russian air defences shoot down their own top fighter jet 29 September 2023 - 8:13pm Russian air defences have shot down one of the country's most advanced fighter jets in a friendly fire incident, according to reports. The Russian Su-35 was downed over Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, on Thursday where Ukraine is mounting its counter-offensive. A Russian Telegram channel with close links to the country's air force appeared to confirm the incident on Friday when it paid tribute to the pilot, who did not survive. Footage showing a fireball falling out of the sky began circulating on Friday.
Security Service of Ukraine neutralized Russian Tor-M2 and S-300VM air defense systems
Ukrainian special forces land on Crimea to take down Russian missile launcher Defence ministry says Ukrainian flag raised in occupied territory after 'special operation' Ukrainian special forces, on the country's independence day, have landed in Crimea and claimed to have killed a number of Russian troops during a "special operation" in which they destroyed a missile launcher. The operation was announced by Andriy Yusov, a spokesman for the defence ministry, who said a Ukrainian flag was raised in the occupied territory. "Troops have landed at the peninsula as part of a special operation," Mr Yusov told Suspilne, a Ukrainian broadcaster, referring to Crimea. In a post on Telegram, Ukraine's defence ministry said The enemy suffered losses among personnel, [and] enemy equipment was destroyed." War Translated, the Ukrainian conflict monitor, said the operation involved an amphibious landing on the Tarkhankut peninsula of Crimea, where Ukrainian soldiers destroyed an S-400 air defence system and eliminated "several occupiers".
(September 29, 2023)
This is me talking about the S-400. 9-29-23
A million Ukrainian refugees live in Poland.
The EC is active in the Balkans.
Maybe the Germans take too much energy for their army.
1) The failed Ukrainian counteroffensive that began June 4, 2023
2) Ukrainian mobilized infantrymen with no army training
3) Continued attacks on the regions of Russia that border Ukraine
The EU guarantees the Stay of Ukrainian Refugees until March 2025 European Union interior ministers have given the green light to extend temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees in the EU for another year. The European Commission has proposed an extension until March 4, 2025 of the reception and social benefits commitments for Ukrainian citizens fleeing the war. The Temporary Protection Directive is now triggered until 4 March 2024. There are currently over four million Ukrainian refugees from the war living in the EU. Over 1 million of them settled in Poland. Temporary protection provides that they receive: residence permit; access to the labor market; housing; medical assistance; social assistance; access to education for children. The European Commission gives member states from the EU budget 100 euros a week for maintenance, which they distribute to registered Ukrainian citizens on their territory. The decision will enter into force after it is legally formalized and translated into the official languages of the EU, the Council of the EU announced. It is not officially known how many Ukrainian citizens benefit from temporary protection in Bulgaria, as the specially created government portal has not published such information since March. This week, the government decided to extend the assistance program until the end of the year.
PM: Territorial Just Transition Plans Must Be Approved Friday, Sent to European Commission Saturday
The workers at Maritsa East mines are protesting today. The road at the Passage of the Republic (Hainboaz) near Gurkovo is blocked. There is also a protest on the Trakia highway in the Stara Zagora region, on the roads to Haskovo and between Galabovo - Dimitrovgrad. The miners from Bobov Dol mine are conducting a motorcade along the Struma highway and the main road E-79 near Dupnitsa. An action has also been announced at the crossroads near the village of Dragichevo between Sofia and Pernik. Protesters are unhappy with plans to develop coal-mining areas, which foreclose the fate of the industry. The government plans to approve the plans at an emergency meeting on September 29 at 3 p.m.
Russia's defense lines turned out to be stronger than West expected - UK defense chief In his opinion, observers should not expect successes of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the short-term perspective LONDON, September 29. /TASS/. Ukraine's counter-offensive proceeds slowly because Russia's defensive lines turned out to be stronger than the West expected, the chief of the UK defense staff, Admiral Tony Radakin, was quoted as saying by The Times. In his opinion, observers should not expect successes of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the short-term perspective. Radakin believes that "a visceral war" is now being waged, and winning it would require both military and economic might. "It's the military that wins battles, but it's the economics and that sustainability that tends to win wars," he added. Radakin went on to say that Ukraine's operations are hampered by the lack of military training for the country's mobilized soldiers. He also explained the lack of progress by "the wide variety" of military vehicles and equipment in service with the Ukrainian troops, who now have to use both Soviet-made and Western weaponry. Moreover, he hinted that the Kiev government was probably too late in launching its counter-offensive. "When you look at the start of the counteroffensive, there were points where Ukraine wanted to assure itself of a bit more equipment, more ammunition, then it went into a bad period of weather and that impacted [it]. Then you've done some of the wargaming and made assessments about Russia and then in actuality some of those Russian defences have been stronger than first anticipated," the UK admiral said after visiting Kiev with the country's Defense Secretary Grant Shapps. Ukrainian forces have been making unsuccessful attempts at an offensive since June 4. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on September 12 that Ukraine had lost 71,500 servicemen and about 18,500 tanks and other armored vehicles by that time. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on September 26 that Ukraine's losses had exceeded 17,000 people over the past month alone, while the "counteroffensive" had failed to make any significant gains.
Ukraine shells Russia's Belgorod Region more tham 100 times over day There were no casualties, but windows, facades, roofs and fences of seven private houses and three administrative buildings were damaged, along with power lines TASS, September 29. The Ukrainian armed forces fired more than 100 different munitions at Russia's Belgorod Region over the past 24 hours, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on his Telegram channel. "In the Shebekino district, three mortars and six tank shells were fired at the town of Shebekino. <...> Part of the shells hit the territory of one of the industrial facilities, there is minor damage in several production facilities. The power line was also damaged, it has now been restored. Twelve mortar shells were fired at the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka, six artillery shells at the village of Bezlyudovka, 11 at the village of Sereda and three at Murom," he wrote. According to Gladkov, five artillery shells were fired at the village of Nekhoteyevka, two at the village of Zhuravlevka, three at the village of Shchetinovka, and one drone was shot down over the villages of Dubovoye and Cheremoshnoye. IIn the Valuisky district, the village of Verigovka came under mortar fire three times, and a fixed-wing drone was shot down over the village of Karabanovo. There were no casualties or damage. "In the Volokonovsky district, six artillery shells were fired at Stary and four at Tishanka. As a result of the shelling, there was a fire of dry grass on the area of 2.5 hectares, the fire was extinguished. <...> In the Graivoronsky district, the outskirts of the village of Mokraya Orlovka were shelled eight times from mortars. There were no consequences. In the Krasnoyaruzhsky district, 40 artillery shells were fired at the village of Staroselye, three at the outskirts of the village of Zadorozhny, and four at the village of Grafovka," Gladkov wrote. The governor specified that in the Krasnoyaruzhsky district, near the village of Staroselye, the enemy attacked with a kamikaze drone. There were no casualties or damage. The village of Terebreno was also shelled 14 times. There were no casualties, but windows, facades, roofs and fences of seven private houses and three administrative buildings were damaged, along with power lines.
Ministry: Russian air defense systems destroyed 11 Ukrainian drones last night Russian air defense systems destroyed 11 Ukrainian drones over the Kursk and Kalushka regions last night, the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced. "On the night of September 29, an attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack with aircraft-type drones on objects on the territory of Russia was stopped. Air defense systems on duty destroyed 11 Ukrainian drones, one of them over the territory of the Kalushka region and 10 over the Kursk region," the Ministry announced on Telegram. Ukrainian armed forces regularly shell Russian border territories, carry out drone strikes and sabotage, reports RIA Novosti.
(September 29, 2023)
This is me talking about the Ukrainian army. 9-28-23
What does Washington, DC have to say to London today?
"Dom, if they are special forces guys they are not then the authorities." (Talking about the Ukrainian special operations forces that misreported the death of Viktor Sokolov.)
This is about the State Department.
I guess the PLA used computer warfare stuff against the DOS.
Sometimes people make fun of the bureau, for example.
Maybe they're not great at computers.
I wish the EU would stop expanding.
Notice these descriptions of the Ukrainian army.
I wish Tashkent didn't export so much.
A description of Kosovo.
[Chinese hackers who successfully attacked Microsoft's email platform earlier this year managed to steal tens of thousands of emails from US State Department accounts, a US Senate official told Reuters. The official, who attended a briefing by State Department IT experts, said they notified US congressmen of 60,000 stolen emails from ten different State Department accounts. Although the names of the victims were not released, all but one worked in the East Asia and Pacific area, the official said. The employee who is an associate in the team of sen. Eric Schmitt, wished to remain anonymous. In July, US officials disclosed that in the period since May, hackers linked to the Chinese state had infiltrated the email correspondence of accounts at about 25 agencies, including the US Department of Commerce and the State Department. The extent of the damage from the hacking attack remains unclear. US claims that China was behind the attack further strained already strained bilateral relations. Beijing has denied the accusations. The large-scale hacking attack also drew attention to the outsized role that Microsoft plays in providing IT services to the US government. That's why the State Department has begun to shift to diversifying providers and improving defenses, IT experts at the foreign policy department told the briefing.]
Greece Reconfirms Support for Bulgaria's Schengen Entry
New Bulgarian EU Commissioner Iliana Ivanova makes first official working visit
Ukrainian POW says deserters fear for safety of their families According to the captured Ukrainian serviceman, in rare cases it is possible to strike a deal with a unit commander DONETSK, September 28. /TASS/. Captured Ukrainian serviceman Yury Mikitinchuk, a gunner from the Ukrainian 79th separate air assault brigade, told TASS that the Ukrainian command is threatening harm against the families of troops who choose to desert. "The only chance of not ending up at the frontline is refusing to follow orders and going AWOL. But this carries the risk of retribution against families, children. I have already done this once, but had to return. I was afraid for my children," the POW said. In rare isolated cases, it is possible to strike a deal with a unit commander. According to Mikitinchuk, the average cost of avoiding participation in assault operations is 70,000 hryvnias (about $1,900), which is 70% of a month's wages.
Dozens of Ukrainian troops get killed near Maryinka in DPR daily, says POW A soldier of Ukraine's 79th airborne assault brigade said that the newly recruited soldiers lacked any training DONETSK, September 28. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops sustain dozens of casualties near Maryinka in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on a daily basis, a soldier of Ukraine's 79th airborne assault brigade who has been taken captive told TASS. "These are just huge casualties," rifleman Nikolay Bognyuk said. "They send groups of people [over there], and people go and never get back. <...> Every day, dozens of people get killed there [near Maryinka]," the captive said. The overwhelming majority of Ukrainian troops who had been sent for an attack near Maryinka never returned from their mission, Bognyuk specified. He also noted that the newly recruited soldiers lacked any training. On September 26, Yan Gagin, advisor to DPR Head Denis Pushilin, told TASS that seven Ukrainian troops had been killed and another two had been captured after their unit had attempted to attack Russian positions near Maryinka.
Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan Governments Discuss Transport Cooperation
Russians: So-called Kosovo? No way... Russia does not see a possibility for long-term stabilization in Kosovo, due to the inciting policy of USA and EU, said Deputy MFA Minister, Alexander Grushko.
(September 28, 2023)
[Ukraine claimed that Sokolov was killed on 22 September 2023 when the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, was hit by Storm Shadow cruise missiles fired by Ukraine in Operation Crab Trap, which has been denied by the Russian government.
Ukraine’s military has said it is “clarifying” information received about the alleged assassination of Russian commander Viktor Sokolov, after Moscow released a video that appears to show him alive and well. Kyiv claimed on Monday it killed Sokolov, the commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, in an attack on the fleet’s headquarters in occupied Crimea last Friday. But the Russian Ministry of Defense published a video on Tuesday that appears to show Sokolov participating in a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other Russian military leaders. Ukraine’s new defense minister Rustem Umerov told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday that if Sokolov is dead, “it’s good news for everybody.” In an exclusive interview from Kyiv, he neither confirmed nor denied Sokolov had been killed in the strike. “He [Sokolov] is in our temporary occupied territories … he should not be there at all. So, if he’s dead, it’s good news for everybody that we are continuing to de-occupy our territory,” Umerov told Amanpour. In the Russian footage, a man resembling Sokolov appears to join the meeting via video conference. The nametape on his uniform reads Sokolov V. N. and his screen shows the Cyrillic letters “ЧФ,” the abbreviation for the Black Sea Fleet. CNN cannot confirm this is Sokolov, when the meeting took place or where his video appearance was filmed. “Since the Russians were urgently forced to publish a response with Sokolov allegedly alive, our units are clarifying the information,” Ukraine Special Operations Forces said on Telegram Tuesday. A member of Odesa Regional Prosecutor's Office personnel inspects damage following a Russian military attack, amid the country's invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine, in this image released September 25, 2023. Ukraine says Russian ships still launching strikes after alleged death of commander as US Abrams tanks arrive “Available sources claim that the Black Sea Fleet Commander is among the dead. Many have not yet been identified due to the fragmentation of body fragments,” the statement added. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov earlier on Tuesday refused to comment on the Ukrainian claim that Sokolov had been killed. The Ukrainian Special Operations Forces had earlier said Friday’s attack – the latest in a string of bold strikes on the occupied peninsula of Crimea – killed 34 people, including Sokolov. Ukrainian Defense Intelligence spokesperson Andrii Yusov said Russia was using Crimea as a “logistics hub” and that “the ultimate goal, of course, is the de-occupation of Ukrainian Crimea.” Ukraine has increasingly been hitting strategic Russian targets in Crimea, the Black Sea region of southern Ukraine that has been occupied by Moscow since 2014. Before Friday’s attack, Ukrainians had already carried out a series of strikes on Crimea. They hit a Russian military airfield at Saky, degraded Russian air defenses on the northwest coast, and carried out a missile attack on the main dry-dock and ship-repair facility in Sevastopol, crippling an attack submarine and a landing ship. Russia appointed Sokolov as its new commander for its Crimea-based Black Sea fleet in August 2022, according to reports from state media outlet TASS at the time. Sokolov had been serving as the Naval Academy chief since 2020. He served as the Northern Fleet deputy commander from 2013 until 2020. The change of command came amid heavy losses and a string of explosions at Russian military facilities in Crimea.
The killing of an enemy admiral in a missile strike would be a coup for any military, but the celebration in Ukraine over the death of Russia’s Black Sea fleet commander may turn out to be short-lived. A day after announcing that the admiral was among 34 officers killed in a strike deep behind enemy lines, Ukrainian officials acknowledged on Tuesday that there might be some uncertainty. The Ukrainian military’s statement that it was now “clarifying” whether the admiral, Viktor Sokolov, had in fact been killed in an audacious strike last week in Russian-held Crimea came after Moscow released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the admiral attending a meeting earlier in the day.]
(September 27, 2023)
I wish the EU and the Schengen group would stop expanding.
The Ukrainians are putting a lot of pressure on the borders between Bulgaria and Romania and other borders.
The Bulgarians are reporting on Ukrainian requests for weapons systems.
I guess the Ukrainians want to come work for the Pentagon.
A report about the Russian naval commander.
Roberta Metsola on Bulgaria's Schengen membership: Expect a Positive Decision
Traffic is intense at some border crossings with Romania for trucks, the Border Police General Directorate reported on its website on Wednesday morning. The traffic is intense at the checkpoints Vidin, Durankulak, Kardam, Oryahovo and Nikopol for exiting trucks. Crossing through the joint border checkpoints Kainardzha/Lipnitsa and Krushari/Dobromir is possible between 8 am and 8 pm.
We have no intention of giving the entire S-300 missile complex to Ukraine, Bulgaria's Chief of Defense, Adm. Emil Eftimov said. The defective S-300 missiles that we are discussing to send to Ukraine are between 3 and 5% of the total quantity available in the country. The weapons that Bulgaria has provided to Kyiv so far do not affect the combat capability of the Bulgarian army. There is no direct threat to Bulgaria's security, and the actions of the army and NATO minimize the risks of the conflict in Ukraine, emphasized Eftimov. He recalled that in 2022, Bulgaria tried to modernize the S-300 complexes and the MiG-29 aircraft in Ukraine, but the war stopped the process. "We have no intention of giving the entire missile complex until we find a replacement capability - then a contract must be concluded, there must be a delivery, the staff must be trained - then we can think about this issue, but it will not be soon", specified Eftimov.
WASHINGTON, September 27. /TASS/. The US Department of Defense has confirmed its determination to strengthen Ukraine's military potential and develop partnership in the defense sector, a department spokesperson has told TASS. US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante said on Tuesday that the United States was set to create joint production of certain types of military equipment on the territory of Ukraine. He gave no further details of the US plans.
Black Sea Fleet confidently fulfills assigned tasks - commander Sokolov Earlier, a number of Ukrainian media outlets and Telegram channels spread information that Sokolov and a number of high-ranking officers were allegedly killed in a September 22 missile attack on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters MOSCOW, September 27. /TASS/. The Black Sea Fleet is confidently and successfully fulfilling the tasks assigned to it by the command, Black Sea Fleet Commander Viktor Sokolov said during a Zvezda TV broadcast. "The Black Sea Fleet is confidently and successfully fulfilling the tasks assigned to it by the command. The surface forces, the submarine forces, the naval aviation, and the front line troops," Sokolov said. On September 26, Sokolov took part in a meeting of the board of the Russian Defense Ministry via videoconference. Earlier, a number of Ukrainian media outlets and Telegram channels spread information that Sokolov and a number of high-ranking officers were allegedly killed in a September 22 missile attack by the Kiev regime on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters.
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan Strengthen Strategic Partnership
Border patrol of Serbia and Hungary assaulted: They fired from automatic weapons Viktor Orban pointed out that violence among migrants is on the rise and that the joint border patrol of Serbia and Hungary was attacked with automatic weapons. Orban emphasized on the social network "X" that it is time for everyone to face the truth that the Brussels agreement has failed in this matter. "Migrant violence is on the rise. Three nights ago, a joint border patrol of Hungary and Serbia came under fire from automatic weapons. With this, migrants have crossed the Rubicon. It's time to face the facts: the Brussels migration pact has failed," Orban wrote.
(September 27, 2023)
This is me talking about Viktor Sokolov. 9-27-23
Maybe the EC facilitates elections in Bulgaria.
The Germans might take too much energy for their army.
This might be describing a failed Ukrainian summer offensive.
I wish Tashkent didn't export so much.
Another description of the Ukrainian counteroffensive.
Central Election Commmission to Hold Breifing on Last Day for Candidate List Registration
The future of wind energy in Bulgaria to be discussed at a round table
[NEW YORK, September 26. /TASS/. Ukraine recognizes that the deliveries of US Abrams tanks are unlikely to 'significantly change' the situation on the battlefield, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing Ukrainian officials. According to the newspaper's sources, the Ukrainian counteroffensive has been going on for four months, and Kiev doubts that the new equipment will be able to turn the situation around. The newspaper said the US Department of Defense has repeatedly warned that no weapons will be able to change the course of hostilities due to the complexity of the conflict. The Wall Street Journal noted that the situation on the battlefield may also be complicated by the onset of the fall rainy season, which will make it more difficult for heavy armored vehicles to maneuver.]
[Russian forces entrench themselves near Orekhovo-Vasilevka, Berkhovka - DPR head According to Denis Pushilin, the actions of the Russian forces on this section of the line of engagement came as a surprise to the Ukrainian units MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS/. The Russian armed forces have improved their positions on the northern flank of Artyomovsk (Ukrainian name - Bakhmut) and entrenched themselves near the villages of Orekhovo-Vasilevka and Berkhovka, Head of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin said. "The next hot spot is Artyomovsk. On the northern flank, the Russian units have improved positions, now it is important to hold them. The enemy is trying to reverse the situation, <...> [but the Russian forces] have gained a foothold near the settlements of Orekhovo-Vasilevka and Berkhovka," he said during a Soloviev Live TV broadcast. According to Pushilin, the actions of the Russian forces on this section of the line of engagement came as a surprise to the Ukrainian units.]
Tashkent Air Pollution Hits 7x Limit
Alert, the attack is underway War in Ukraine - 579th day. Ukraine claims that the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Viktor Sokolov was killed in the attack on Sevastopol.
[June Offensive, also called July Offensive (New Style), Summer Offensive, Kerensky Offensive, or Galician Offensive, (June [July, New Style], 1917), unsuccessful military operation of World War I, planned by the Russian minister of war Aleksandr Kerensky. The operation not only demonstrated the degree to which the Russian army had disintegrated but also the extent of the Provisional Government's failure to interpret and respond adequately to popular revolutionary sentiment. Temporarily, it also had the effect of strengthening moderate and conservative elements in the country.]
This is me talking about the failed Ukrainian counteroffensive of the summer of 2023. 9-26-23
The whole time the Russians said other items were sent with the grain.
Also, maybe it's unethical to export it because of the production.
Maybe the Ukrainians need the grain.
Notice this mention of Sevastpol.
[Russia struck the Danube port of Izmail from the air Two people were injured after a Russian airstrike overnight on the key Ukrainian grain export port of Izmail, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Odesa Oblast Governor Oleh Kiper wrote on Telegram that a port building, storage facilities and more than 30 trucks and cars were damaged in the attack, which lasted more than two hours. Izmail is a key Danube port to which Ukraine shifted grain exports after Moscow unilaterally pulled out of the Black Sea Grain Corridor deal in July. Since then, the city has been subject to numerous air attacks, mainly targeting its port infrastructure. Ukraine's military said it shot down 26 of the 38 Iranian strike drones it said were fired by Russia overnight Tuesday. Separately on Tuesday, a Russian missile strike also damaged a local enterprise in the southern Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih, Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul said. Russia said it had repelled several attacks from Ukraine overnight, including against Sevastopol in Crimea, as well as in the Kursk and Belgorod regions bordering Ukraine. A drone attack by Ukraine against Russia's Kursk caused a power outage in about seven settlements in the region, its governor Roman Starovoit announced. Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said its air defense systems had destroyed a drone launched by Ukraine over Kursk at around 5: 30 a.m.]
(September 26, 2023)
This is me talking about Kosovo. 9-25-23
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[Three Serbs have been killed after a policeman was shot dead in the northern village of Banjska in Kosovo. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced last night that Kosovo police had killed the three and seriously wounded two Serbs. The Serbian president has made it clear that his country will never recognize Kosovo's independence, no matter how much pressure is put on it. He added that KFOR representatives assisted the Kosovo police in the operation against the local Serbs. A monastery was attacked on Sunday morning with an armored car by an armed group of 30 people who clashed with law enforcement in Banjska, killing a Kosovo policeman. Last night, the Kosovo authorities announced that the situation had calmed down.]
Turkiye Stops 178 Illegal Migrants near Border with Bulgaria
Bulgaria and USA sign memorandum on countering foreign manipulation of information
[Serbia will never recognize Kosovo’s independence, President Vucic vows Serbian President said that "Kosovo and Metohija will never be granted independence, at least by Serbia" BELGRADE, September 24. /TASS/. Serbia will never recognize Kosovo’s independence, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday. "The recent developments have strengthened by conviction that we will never recognize Kosovo’s independence. No matter what you do, we will never recognize Kosovo’s independence. Serbia will never recognize Kosovo’s independence," he said. "Many Serbs died for Serbia’s freedom and for Kosovo and Metohija as part of Serbia, and one thing can be said confidently - Kosovo and Metohija will never be granted independence, at least by Serbia. I have no problem with that, whatever external actor may be doing," he stressed. Serbia’s Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija unilaterally proclaimed independence in February 2008 and is seeking to join a number of international organizations, including UNESCO and Interpol. However, more than 60 countries, including Russia, China, India, and five European Union member states are categorically against recognizing Kosovo’s independence.]
Russian soldiers repel attack by superior Ukrainian force in south Donetsk area The Russian servicemen were presented with awards for their courage and professionalism MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. A Russian force repelled an attack by a superior Ukrainian force near Uruzhainoye in the south Donetsk direction, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. "The unit of the 37th guards separate motorized rifle brigade led by deputy commander with callsign Bolshoy repelled an attack by a far superior Ukrainian assault team near Urozhainoye in the south Donetsk direction," the ministry said in a report. According to it, as few as five Russian soldiers, out of which two sustained wounds in that battle, confronted 12 Ukrainian storm troopers. The commander of the Russian unit with callsign Bolshoy took the bulk of the fight, constantly firing at the enemy, as two more Russian soldiers supported him by attacking the Ukrainians in the flanks from dugouts. The Russian servicemen were presented with awards for their courage and professionalism, the Russian defense agency concluded.
Russian Su-34 bombers take out Ukrainian drone control centers in Krasny Liman direction According to the ministry, Su-34 crews are on combat duty round the clock as they carry out air patrol and cover missions for Russian ground force battlegroups from the air MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. Russian Su-34 bomber crews attached to the Central Military District have destroyed Ukrainian drone control centers in the Krasny Liman direction, the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS. "Crews manning Su-34 multipurpose fighter bombers of the Central Military District delivered guided bomb strikes on command outposts and drone control centers, as well as Ukrainian armored combat vehicles, in the Krasny Liman direction in the course of the special military operation. To destroy the targets, the pilots used high-precision guided weapons, which destroyed enemy constructions and equipment from a large height," the Russian defense agency said. According to the ministry, Su-34 crews are on combat duty round the clock as they carry out air patrol and cover missions for Russian ground force battlegroups from the air. "Two aircraft performed a combat patrol flight to eliminate concentrations of enemy manpower as well as vehicles and tanks, hitting all targets <…>. Our aviation, both fighter jets and fighter bombers, is ready to confront F-16s," a unit commander who goes by the call sign Solist said. A maintenance unit head with the call sign Bars said that their unit always repairs aircraft promptly "so they can continue performing combat missions." The Russian Aerospace Forces are actively deploying the Su-34, a two-seater, all-weather frontline bomber, in the special op zone.
Russian forces wipe out two Ukrainian positions in Kherson Region in past day It is also reported that a temporary Ukrainian base was destroyed in the Kherson area, with six vehicles put out of service GENICHESK, September 25. /TASS/. Russia’s Battlegroup Dnepr wiped out two Ukrainian positions in the Kherson Region in the past day, a regional emergency official told reporters. "Over the past day, Battlegroup Dnepr’s forces destroyed an enemy boat near an island (with four militants of the Ukrainian armed forces killed), as well as a Ukrainian unit’s position (with three Ukrainian service members killed and another five suffering wounds)," he specified. In addition, a temporary Ukrainian base was destroyed in the Kherson area, with six vehicles put out of service. In addition, a 120 mm mortar and its crew were wiped out. Russian forces also destroyed a Ukrainian position in the Kakhovka area, killing six troops.
Uzbek Alphabet to change
Vučić: At least three Serbs were killed, two by snipers. We have footage of incidents President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, addressed the citizens this evening regarding today's events in Kosovo and Metohija. At the beginning of his address, president said that it is one of the most difficult days for Serbia since 2004 and 2008. He apologized for not being able to address the public earlier in the day because it was necessary to determine what was happening in Kosovo and Metohija and make appropriate decisions. "This is one of the most difficult days for our country. I apologize to the citizens for not addressing them on an earlier occasion. As you know, we have not had direct control since 1999 and we had to investigate what happened so that we could tell the people the truth and prepare the ground for making decisions''. Namely, I will only talk about what happened, and then I will give an assessment. Tonight, around 2.46 a.m., a group of Serbs set up two trucks as barricades in Banjska in the north of Kosovo, then the Kosovo police came and tried to remove those barricades, and that's where the conflict started. Policeman Afrim Bunjaku was killed in it and another person was wounded. At 8:57 a.m., the Jarinje and Brnjak administrative crossings were closed, the skirmish is still ongoing. At 10:15, the Albanians announce that 4 Serbian municipalities are the zone of the anti-terrorist operation. What actually happened, for people to know. Even though we talked about it many times, even though I warned both in Brussels and in New York that this could happen, few people listened," said Vučić. "Serbs, and not people from central Serbia, but within Kosovo and Metohija rebelled, not wanting to put up with Kurti's terror any longer. Since November 3, when Kurti replaced the commander of the North region from Berlin, Djurić, they used the so-called Kosovo police 62 times against Serbs, 22 exclamatory attacks and over 40 moves directed at Serbs," Vučić pointed out and said that he does not justify the killing of an Albanian policeman in any way. „I don’t want to justify the killing of an Albanian policeman, nor is it possible to justify it. That is absolutely reprehensible“, he said. According to the president, dozens of Serbs were completely surrounded for more than an hour and a brutal attack took place. "They gave Kurti carte blanche to deal with the terrorists. According to the information we have so far, two were seriously wounded, three were killed and there is a fear that a fourth person was also killed. We intercepted what the Albanian police were doing and we are waiting for the evidence to be translated," said Vučić and added that they did not want to help one person and that is why his life was in danger, for which they possess audio recordings. "What happened next? There is one incredible thing, in just one hour and twenty minutes, those several dozen Serbs were completely surrounded, logistically, a brutal attack was carried out on them. They gave Kurti carte blanche to deal with the terrorists. At this moment, three Serbs have died, two from sniper fire, from a long distance, when it was not necessary to eliminate them, and there is a fear that a fourth person has died," said Vučić. As he said, they used snipers and hit private houses around Banjska. "In fact, they came to the monastery because they had two wounded young men whom they wanted to help. The church had nothing to do with it. Then the spin revolution started. I guess fathomed by all those who bloodied their hands against Serbia in 1999. They called this armored vehicle - a Gendarmerie vehicle... This is what our people used from 1996 to 1998, and it has nothing to do with the army, and I am ashamed to speak about such lies", said the president. Albanian portals announced that Počuča and Pavle Bihali were killed Albanian portals announced that Pavle Bihali was killed in order to make a connection with Belgrade, the president said, adding that the Albanian media released a lot of information that are notorious lies, as well as the information that the monks are being held hostage. "I will show you how, boasting that they had killed terrorists, they showed a video from Nagorno-Karabakh. It was not important how they will present lies, but that the blame for the murder of an Albanian policeman should fall on Belgrade and that they would show that they have the right to harass citizens in the north of Kosovo. They especially attacked the Serbian Orthodox Church, according to the old mantra and the notorious lie that weapons were being transferred through the church. Kurti and everyone else lied about this. It goes without saying that any normal person will condemn the murder... I'm just asking them what they would do with Dragisa Galjak and what about the investigation into his attempted murder. Because they are not interested in that, because they surrounded the Serbs with such speed and showed how they are to blame for everything," says Vučić. The only one to blame for everything is clearly Albin Kurti and part of the international community that helps him, the president said. As he says, Kurti provoked all the time and he felt sorry that part of the Serbs, unfortunately, fell for it. "No one wants conflict and war except Kurti. He wants to drag us into war and that's the only thing he does all the time. When there was this kind of conflict in North Macedonia, the world stopped it, and today they said kill them all", Vučić pointed out and added that everything is a lesson for us to know who we are dealing with. "You could hear how Serbia did all that, and that speaks volumes about their intentions. From Michael Roth to Günther Fehlinger, calling on NATO to bomb Serbia," Vučić pointed out. "We have had a session of the National Security Council all day, we will make decisions carefully, prepare them in detail, and with those decisions come before our people in the days ahead, we call on the international community to form CSM and for the Serbs to assume the roles of policemen in the north, because that is the only way that Serbs will no longer be expelled and that there will be no more conflicts," said Vučić. "These are not the uniforms of the army or the police of Serbia" When asked by a journalist about the hypocritical behavior of the international Community, the president pointed out that hypocrisy is their middle name. "All the time they were looking for a reason for this. Pressure on Serbia to recognize Kosovo is the essence. Not to mention that they destroyed our army. My most important message is that we will never recognize an independent Kosovo. You can kill us all. Serbia will never recognize independent Kosovo! The freak creation you created by bombing... we are ready and we will always negotiate, but you can forget about the recognition of Kosovo," answered Vučić. To the question of the journalist N1, Vučić mentioned that there were insinuations that the Serbian army gave the uniforms and that Serbia is to blame for today's events. "These are not the uniforms of the army or police of Serbia. The uniforms are bought on the market and it is not a problem to get them," said Vučić. He said that it is not possible to enter peacefully without the permission of KFOR. He also added that he was "in touch" with Petković all day, and that the people in the north of Kosovo and Metohija are in fear. "I don't think the problem is that people were locked up today, but that the Albanians were shooting at the surrounding houses. I didn't understand the meaning of all that," said Vučić and pointed out that the Albanians probably feared that there was someone in those houses who would resist them. KFOR is in charge of freedom of movement, they should have protected them and removed the barricades, the president reminded. "If I were to ask you what you would do in our place, you wouldn't know what to answer. We follow what's happening all the time. There were so many problems and troubles that we simply couldn't do it earlier. I can't go in front of the people with what I read in the newspaper, as others have been coming out all day with semi-information. Many Serbs died for the freedom of Serbia and for Kosovo in Serbia, but one thing is certain - Kosovo will never get their independence from Serbia. No matter how hard foreign factors try... We will make decisions in the coming days," Vucic points out. Commenting on Michael Roth, who could not even open his mouth and condemn the Albanian police when Serbian children were shot, the president points out that Roth himself is one of the main culprits for everything that is happening in Kosovo. The president also referred to the shameful name-calling by the opposition. "They didn't say a word. None of them worked to de-escalate because there was a "carte blanche" for killing Serbs after killing an Albanian, which has not been allowed anywhere until now. As for them, I am ashamed to even mention them. I guess they are starting from themselves. They worried so much about the Serbs and felt so sorry, so they only thought about how something would affect their results in the elections... For God's sake," the president concluded. When asked about the danger of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija, the president did not want to comment much and emphasized that this is unfortunately not an epilogue. "It's bad enough to be an epilogue, but I'm afraid it will get worse. I didn't accidentally say that we will make decisions in the days ahead. They lied all the time... A year and a half since Ukraine, lying about Serbia wanting to go to war. And they never said sorry. We know that the two victims are from Kosovska Mitrovica, our sincere condolences to the families and the family of the Albanian policeman. It's all Kurti's fault. If it wasn't for the Albanian police but the Serbian one, as it should be, none of this would have happened," he said. Let us remind you that the police of the so-called Kosovo announced this morning that around 2:30 a.m. last night there was a shooting near the village of Banjska in which two members of the Kosovo police were wounded, one of whom succumbed to his injuries. Also, the Diocese of Raška-Prizren issued a release stating that it strongly condemns the attack that took place this morning in the north of Kosovo, near the village of Banjska. It is a serious incident that can have major consequences, and that is why it is very important that everything be done to preserve peace and order, the Eparchy of Raška-Prizren emphasizes.
"Well, I don't work on the weekends." - the British army
"I always work all weekend every weekend." - the American army
I started work when I was 15. I'm 39. I guess that's 24 years of work. Every weekend, my whole life for the past 24 years I've worked all weekend. Because I have school or whatever and when I have time to work is the weekend.
I guess because school was the priority, work, when I would have time for that would be on the weekends.
Dom just doesn't work on the weekends.
Um. I guess like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon, he has those special forces tattoos. I have like crazy medical history stuff because I have been in intensive inpatient mental health hospitals.
I notice about mental health stuff. Dom, for example. What do I think about his mental health efforts. I can't believe he doesn't Tweet on the weekends.
The British army and how they are or are not mentally healthy.
This is me talking about Sevastopol. 9-23-23
A description of Turkish-made satellites.
China's officer corps.
Right wingers in Germany.
[Turkish technology giant Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), in addition to its responsibility in the national communications satellite Turksat 6A, is set to carry out new domestic and foreign missions with various satellites. TAI Space Systems Deputy General Manager Selman Nas told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the company developed an operational satellite for another customer by utilizing competencies gained in the course of making communications satellite Turksat 6A.]
[Do China's recent military purges spell trouble for Xi Jinping? They were trusted and favoured by Xi Jinping. Now, they seem to be vanishing. In recent months, the disappearances of several high-ranking Chinese officials have sparked intense speculation over whether Mr Xi is embarking on a purge, particularly of those linked to the military. The latest person who appears to have fallen from grace is defence minister Li Shangfu, who has not been seen in public for some weeks now. While his absence was not seen as unusual at first, scrutiny intensified when a top US diplomat pointed it out. A Reuters report later said General Li, who used to oversee arms procurement for the People's Liberation Army (PLA), was being investigated over military equipment purchases.]
[The number of right-wing extremists in Germany has tripled in recent years according to a new study, while directors of concentration camps are warning of having to deal with Nazi threats and graffiti "almost daily". The biennial "Centre Study" by the Social Democratic Party's affiliated think-tank the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung has found that eight percent of adults, one in twelve, now have a right-wing extremist worldview, up from 2-3 percent a few years ago.]
(September 23, 2023)
In my mind the French are saying there had been a warning, and weirdly these guys ignored the warning. Be afraid, Avoir peur.
[The Russian-installed head of Sevastopol in annexed Crimea warned of a possible new Ukrainian missile attack on Saturday, a day after Kyiv hit Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters in the city. "Attention! Missile danger!" Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said on Telegram. "Close your windows properly and stay away from them," he said, asking commuters to get out of cars and public transport and seek shelter in a safe place. "Close your windows properly and stay away from them," he said, asking commuters to get out of cars and public transport and seek shelter in a safe place. But shortly afterwards he said the "danger is over". Kyiv struck the Russian naval headquarters on Friday, sparking a huge fire and leaving at least one Russian serviceman missing.]
[Live: 'Senior' Russian naval officers killed in HQ attack in Crimea, says Ukraine Ukraine on Saturday said dozens of people including "senior Russian navy commanders" died or were injured when it staged a missile attack on Moscow's Black Sea Fleet headquarters in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol the day before. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments on the war in Ukraine. All time 10:10am: Ukraine says 'senior' Russian naval officers killed in HQ attack Ukraine on Saturday said dozens including senior Russian navy commanders died or were injured when it staged a missile attack on Moscow's Black Sea Fleet headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol a day earlier. Ukraine struck the headquarters on Friday, sparking a huge fire. "The details of the attack will be revealed as soon as possible and the result is dozens of dead and wounded occupants, including senior fleet commanders," the Ukrainian army said. It said the strike happened when "a meeting of the Russian navy's leadership" was going on. Kyiv's intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov claimed the attack killed "at least nine people" in comments to Voice of America, including generals. FRANCE 24 was not able to verify this information. Budanov declined to say if Western-made missiles were used in the attack and Russia has said that one of its servicemen was missing after the attack. Ukraine has vowed to take back Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014. 9:43am: 'Danger' of new Ukrainian attack in Sevastopol, says Russian-installed governor Ukraine carried out a missile strike Friday on the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, a Russian official said. The Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, didn't offer any details, saying only that emergency services had been dispatched to the site of the strike and that there was no information about casualties. Ukraine did not immediately claim responsibility for the attack.
(September 23, 2023)
This is me talking about the Crimea. 9-22-23
A real baby did come out of there. Evgeni Malkin's son came out of there, you can see it because Anna wears these bodysuits in the photos. She's from the suburbs of Moscow. Maybe she's a Polish woman. And these Russian police guys are from the same suburb even.
I've been to the Red Light District in Amsterdam. They have themes.
Anna does, '..that's where the baby came out..'
That's something Russian guys are into.
Maybe this is an urban legend.
I have heard though...
The Russian FSB hires teams and the men kind of look like Anna Kasterova, Evgeni Malkin's wife. She is from the suburbs of Moscow. She is older than I am. She's really tall. She has long black hair. She wears bodysuits. I think you can see where the baby came out. They have one kid.
Supposedly, these FSB guys and Anna are kind of Poles, they just look Russian and they are from the suburbs of Moscow.
These are protesters who want NATO to leave Bulgaria.
Maybe the Germans are taking too much energy for their army.
The EC might facilitate elections in Bulgaria.
The different NATO planes everyone sent to Ukraine.
The Kosovo police.
Maybe the Kosovars allow the Germans to use their airbases.
[Bulgaria: "Vazrazhdane" Supporters fought with Police and Attacked the Barricades in front of the Monument to the Soviet Army The protesters then headed to the Ministry of Defense building, where they again shouted "Resignation" and demanded that the NATO bases leave Bulgaria, after which they proceeded, absolutely uncontrollably, to the Monument to the Soviet Army.]
Lukoil Neftochim Burgas Warns that Abandoning Russian Crude Oil Threatens Its Stability and Creates Market Risks
Parliament establishes Machine Vote Security Committee
HONG KONG /XIANGGANG/, September 22. /TASS/. Taiwan has reported the approach of 34 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft and seven People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) warships in the region adjacent to the island, Taiwan's defense department said in a statement. According to it, "32 PLA aircraft and seven PLAN vessels around Taiwan were detected by 6 a.m. (1:00 a.m. Moscow time)."
[Mirage, F-16 jets unable to challenge Russian fighters - senior legislator Andrey Kartapolov also remarked that the US F-16 fighter was quite difficult in terms of repairs and maintenance MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/. Foreign fighter jets Mirage 2000 and F-16 will not be able to challenge modern Russian fighters in air combat, while the US-made F-16 are also hard to maintain and repair, the head of the State Duma's defense committee, Andrey Kartapolov, said about the possible supplies of such equipment to Kiev. "Now it's the turn of the Mirage planes. As a platform, yes, it is capable of performing certain tasks. It has nine mounting points for weapons. But as an opponent of our modern fighters in aerial combat the Mirage has absolutely no chances. Take it from me. The F-16's results will be approximately the same," Kartapolov said on the TV channel Rossiya-24. He also remarked that the US F-16 fighter was quite difficult in terms of repairs and maintenance. "A pilot can be trained, especially the one who already has flying experience. The most important thing is to train technical personnel. The F-16 is a rather complex airplane and hard to maintain and repair. It can't be serviced with tools simple as a wrench," he said. According to the French portal Intelligence Online, Kiev and Paris are close to concluding an agreement on the transfer of Mirage 2000 fighters from the French Air Force to Ukraine. In particular, the issue on the agenda is the acquisition of an as yet undetermined number of used fighter jets Mirage 2000D, designed for air strikes against ground targets. In addition, in late August, Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder announced that a course of training for Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 fighters would begin at a base in the state of Arizona in October. At the same time, US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities Mara Karlin essentially made it clear in early August that the F-16s would be handed over to Kiev only when the Ukrainian army was ready to use them.]
KFOR is deploying units to the north of Kosovo and Metohija KFOR mission announced that it will conduct the "Robust Ram" exercise in the northeast of Kosovo and Metohija, which will last from today until September 27. As stated, the aim of the exercise is to test operational readiness in relation to operations related to the freedom of movement of the local population. "The training is part of a wider framework of activities that are carried out in order to maintain the operational capabilities of key tactical and support units that are deployed within the KFOR mission," the announcement states. It is added that the units will be deployed to clear roadblocks near the "HARILAQ" training ground and the Novo Selo base, and at the same time reconnaissance and air assets of KFOR will be deployed. It is emphasized that KFOR conducts routine exercises in order to provide a timely response whenever necessary. KFOR notes that their mission operates in accordance with Resolution 1244 of the United Nations.
(September 22, 2023)
We're listening for the SBU, the Ukrainian Air Force, and the Ukrainian general staff. Also, kind of anything to do with Zelensky and the president's office. We're wanting to understand the Ukrainian army leadership and the intelligence community.
That's fun here in Washington, DC you met with the USSS. They work at the White House, for example. The United States Capitol Police work on Capitol Hill, etc.
I think the SSU and the SBU are the same thing.
Also, the border with Poland has a major city, Lviv.
This is me talking about the Ukrainian army. 9-21-23
The excitement, so to speak, seems to be about the winter months.
You wonder what will happen about Kiev this winter.
Poland and Bulgaria seem to want Kiev to surrender.
Notice this description of Tirana.
I wish the EU would stop expanding the Schengen agreement.
I wish Tashkent wouldn't export any energy to China.
[Poland will no longer give weapons to Ukraine Currently, Poland does not supply arms to Ukraine. This was stated by the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. His statement comes amid rising tensions over Ukrainian grain. "Ukraine is defending itself against Russia's brutal attack, and I understand this situation, but as I said, we will defend our country. We will no longer transfer weapons to Ukraine, because now we are arming Poland," he said in an interview with the Polsat TV channel. At the same time, he noted that Poland does not intend to hinder the work of the logistics center near Rzesz, through which military support is delivered to Ukraine. Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Poland has actively supported Kyiv. The country took in millions of Ukrainian refugees and provided a lot of military equipment and weapons. In total, since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Poland has sent more than 240 tanks and almost 100 armored vehicles to Ukraine. In addition, in July 2023, the media reported that Warsaw had secretly transferred about a dozen Mi-24 helicopters to Kyi. In May 2023, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced the transfer of 10 MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine. Earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda said Warsaw would provide Kyiv with all available MiG-29s]
Equipment Donated to Hospitals in Two Bulgarian-Inhabited Villages in Albania
Bulgarian PM prepares for visit to Austria regarding Schengen
GENEVA, September 21. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's peace plan has no chance of succeeding, Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said, according to the Swiss Telegraphic Agency. Cassis believes that Zelensky's proposal for a peaceful resolution to the Ukrainian conflict is flawed because it lacks support from Russia. Unilateral peace plans have no chance of success unless they are implemented by force but Western countries don't want the conflict to turn into a war of an even greater scale, the top diplomat told reporters in New York.
HONGKONG, September 21. /TASS/. The Coast Guard of the Penghu Archipelago controlled by Taiwan has said it has detained a Chinese fishing boat.
Uzbekistan to reduce gas exports to China by 40%
[Is this the beginning of the end for Zelensky? Western support for Ukraine is beginning to weaken, the signing of peace with Russia will mark the end of Zelensky, says Bulgarian historian Alexander Sivilov. "Without the help of the West, Ukraine will end its participation in the war in the near future. But a much bigger problem will arise for Volodymyr Zelensky and his entourage. If he ends the war now, their lives are over, because they will be pursued by their own Nazis, they are now the most confident people fighting on the front against Russia," the historian said. Sivilov added that Ukrainian President is therefore doing everything possible to prolong the war. "At this session of the United Nations, we saw that the world's support for Zelensky is starting to decline rapidly. This was also noticeable based on the statements of the President of Colombia, who called for the immediate establishment of peace. This was also noticeable by the announcement of the Hungarian President, who did not speak specifically about the war, although there was also a call that it is better to end the war," the expert emphasized. According to him, she criticized the Ukrainian Government for not respecting the rights of ethnic minorities in Ukraine. The historian explained that the President of Hungary pointed out that 150 thousand Hungarians live in Ukraine and that this shows a worrying trend that has been talked about for a long time. "It is the idea that Ukraine ceases to exist and that countries like Poland and Hungary tear off parts of it where people live who, from their point of view, are their ethnic population," Sivilov pointed out. He emphasized that the beginning of the end has clearly started. "It sounds strange, but it seems that events are taking place in that direction. The expected incredible visit of Zelensky to the UN can turn into a serious fiasco," underlined Sivilov. In addition, he concluded, the UN itself is beginning to turn into a serious failure. Previously, Russia's permanent representative to the UN Vasiliy Nebenzya assessed that today's UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine was nothing more than a spectacle. The session of the 78th UN General Assembly, which brings together world leaders, prime ministers and heads of diplomacy from almost 200 countries, began in New York. A special high-level meeting of the UN Security Council is being held on September 20 and is dedicated to the armed conflict in Ukraine. The Russian delegation called the event a political performance in advance.]
(September 21, 2023)
"I didn't graduate from college at all. I work as a part time cook in Oregon. My dad married a woman from Hong Kong and now I have a sister, and additionally three brothers and sisters with this new wife." - Doug Galbraith.
A literal example is Welles and Galbraith.
I'm a Welles.
I know the Galbraith family tree.
The Galbraiths don't know the Welles family tree.
Yeah but Welles is a more famous name than Galbraith.
Scottish men do this.
If I say I am a member of this prestigious group.
He'll behave as though he is too.
"I'm a member of DC Phi Beta Kappa."
He'll say something as though he is also a member.
I guess that's how they make a living because they get jobs with high salaries.
People think they're geniuses and they're members of all these social clubs.
This is a fallacy:
Because it's the UN the German chancellor can visit New York City?
This is me talking about Olaf Scholz at the United Nations meeting. 9-20-23
William is not welcome in New York City. I want Kate to stop wearing her hat.
"No hats or British people in the bar!"
Maybe this means the Ukrainian general staff is thinking about surrendering if they need air defense systems so urgently.
The Bulgarian economy and the Ukrainian economy.
I wish the Schengen group would stop expanding.
A description of the Armenian police.
Maybe the Tajiks are Chinese communists.
I wish Tashkent didn't trade so much.
The German chancellor and him traveling to New York City.
I wish he wouldn't visit American cities.
[Stoltenberg at the UN: Ukraine urgently needs air defense systems "Ukraine urgently needs air defense systems, including ammunition, spare parts and support for the systems that the Ukrainian military already has", said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, quoted by Reuters. Stoltenberg said the war, now in its second year, was a "war of attrition" but not at a "stalemate" given the progress Ukraine had made in its counteroffensive to retake territory that began in June. occupied by Russian forces. "If we want an end to the war, if we want a just and lasting peace, military support for Ukraine is the right way," Stoltenberg said in New York, where he attended the annual session of the UN General Assembly. "Ukraine needs many and different types of support," he added. "The country has an urgent need for air defense, the NATO Secretary General pointed out. Not only new systems, but also ammunition, maintenance, spare parts. We see that every day in Ukraine air defense saves the lives of many people and we must support Ukraine's air defense systems", said Stoltenberg. Earlier yesterday, a senior US State Department official said strengthening Ukraine's air defense systems is key, including protecting critical infrastructure as winter approaches. Some military analysts say Ukraine may find it difficult to maintain momentum on the battlefield as cold and wet weather sets in. However, according to Stoltenberg, the fighting may continue in the fall and winter. "What we have to do is support the Ukrainians, and it's up to them what decisions they make on the ground," Stoltenberg said. The war of attrition is turning into a war of logistics, the NATO Secretary General stated.]
Socialists Propose to Parliament to Repeal Decision on Lifting Ukrainian Import Ban
Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Croatia adopt declaration on Schengen
[Armenian police unblock building of Russian embassy in Yerevan According to the video, police gave protestors some time to leave the area, and then started to detain those who refused to do so YEREVAN, September 20. /TASS/. Armenian police units dispersed a crowd that blocked the Russian Embassy in Yerevan in the early hours of Wednesday, detaining several protestors, according to footage aired by local news portals. According to the video, police gave protestors some time to leave the area, and then started to detain those who refused to do so.]
[MOSCOW, September 20. /TASS/. Russia urges Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to refrain from harsh statements and reckless steps regarding border settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.]
Uzbekistan's august exports down 5.6%
[Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended the reception organized by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Germany's membership in the UN. He invited Scholz to visit Serbia in order to discuss in detail all issues of importance for the improvement of cooperation between the two countries.]
(September 20, 2023)
William will fly across the ocean to eat dinner. It's as though he's in New York City to visit a new restaurant.
Anthropologists talk about this. Literally in Africa, if someone saw a man walking. How could he tell if he was an American or a British guy?
Sometimes it's how they walk. Maybe he can hear it in his speech. I think the British, their brains. It's as though they really aren't thinking about anything.
"What are you thinking about?"
A British guy really isn't thinking anything. His brain is still.
1) If it were up to Moscow, what would the map look like about Ukraine?
2) How much longer do the Ukrainian general staff guys have in them here?
A few things already today.
I'm thoughtful about what the Russians are actually thinking. Is it their real intention to reclaim the whole of Ukraine as a part of Russia? I don't on my own know their ideal outcome here. Maybe they only have in mind certain regions of modern Ukraine. That's a real unknown. If it were up to Moscow, what would the map look like? Would anything remain of Ukraine as an independent entity?
I am hearing from Dom about kind of an in earnest military effort coming from the Russians. It's not clear to me their short term or long term objectives.
But, I'm also hearing about the Ukrainian general staff. I'm here in Washington, DC. I just wonder how much longer those guys can hang in there. I'm from Texas. We're pretty tough. In my mind the Ukrainian general staff would be wimpier than Americans.
This is a legitimate American perspective:
The Russias spanned from San Francisco to New England and around the Far East to Finland. Prague and Warsaw are sometimes Russian cities. Helsinki is sometimes a Russian city. Ivan was the Tsar of the Russias.
Maybe, Ukraine should have never been an independent country. Here in Washington, DC, it is a litany of crazy stuff I read about the incompetence of the Ukrainian government. Ireland is filled with Ukrainian refugees. Ukrainian refugees are refusing to leave hotels in Bulgaria. In Sophia there are now Ukrainian television stations. Isn't Ukraine kind of a German-like enclave of Russia? And then reading about their government. They would struggle with public sector stuff. Their army would have a controversial budget. How closely do they work with the German army?
September 19, 2023
I wish the EU wasn't expanding into the Balkans.
Can they wait until this round of the coronavirus is over?
Energy in Europe and if it's used for the army.
Also, energy in the winter months.
Energy for in the army in Ukraine during the winter months.
Supplying weapons to Ukraine during the winter months.
That's amazing in Tashkent they're reporting on a new coronavirus strain.
North Macedonia's Foreign Minister: Confidence in EU's Expansion to Be Restored Through 'Integration before Membership' Concept
Miners in Bulgaria will protest to preserve coal mining
MOSCOW, September 19. /TASS/. Ukraine has outpaced expectations and already accumulated enough gas, 14.7 bln cubic meters, in its storage facilities to make it through the heating season, the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy said.
UNITED NATIONS, September 19. /TASS/. Many countries are aware that Western countries supplying weapons to the Kiev authorities is hindering peaceful resolution to the Ukrainian crisis, Russia's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said in an interview with TASS.
The Sanepid Committee has responded to reports about a new coronavirus strain that has been detected in ten countries and has now entered Uzbekistan. This new strain, known as Pyrola, has been reported on social media as spreading widely.
Shocking twist: Ukrainian missile caused market tragedy VIDEO The New York Times announced that the information they have indicates that Ukraine, not Russia, is to blame for the massacre at the market in Kostyantynivka.
The Russians tell everyone to work harder when there is flu going around. We're supposed to work as though there isn't flu going around.
Tanks and helicopters in the army.
In the Vietnam War, they tried to take American infantrymen to the battle line using helicopters. And so maybe thousands of soldiers at a time would go in these short trips. It was in the jungle and there were Vietnamese, Laotians, and Cambodians opposing them.
Anti-aircraft weapons are like flamethrowers.
What if William or Harry were flying British helicopters near there?
They seem to be inherently fascist weapons.
To begin with the Ukrainians are using a lot of German air force stuff.
Surface to air missiles.
They would have fired those at American planes flying over France.
The Ukrainian Air Force here reminds of the German army in the 1940s.
Then here is the S-300.
Lots of controversial weapons being fired.
[Ukrainian Missile may have caused the Tragedy in Kostiantynivka in which 15 People Died The attack on the market in Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region on September 6, one of the deadliest since the start of the war in Ukraine, was most likely the result of a Ukrainian air defense missile being mistakenly fired. That's according to a New York Times visual investigation published last night. At least 15 were killed and 30 injured when the market was hit, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Russia two hours after the incident. The media in Moscow immediately shifted the blame to Kyiv. "Evidence collected and analyzed by The New York Times, including missile fragments, satellite images, witness accounts and social media posts, strongly suggests that the catastrophic strike was the result of a Ukrainian air defense missile fired by a Buk system", the paper reported. Witnesses are said to have heard or seen Ukrainian forces firing an anti-aircraft missile from Druzhkivka, 18km from Kostiantynivka, at the time of the strike. Evidence collected in the market indicates that precisely from this direction, i.e. from the northwest, came the missile. This, according to the media, can also be seen in the footage from a security camera, available from the moment of the explosion - the direction is from the territory controlled by Ukraine, and not from the side controlled by Russia. At the beginning of the video, passers-by even look in the direction the rocket is coming from. Ukrainian authorities initially tried to prevent "New York Times" journalists from gaining access to the wreckage. In addition, Kyiv previously said it would not investigate the incident as it was "obvious" that it was a Russian missile strike. These were two surface-to-air missiles, the launch of which was also heard by "New York Times" reporters who were in Druzhkivka at the time. Specifically, "Buk" missiles - which are used by both Ukraine and Russia - the unusually loud noise described by the locals during the launch can be connected (from their reports and publications on "Telegram" a conclusion can be drawn about the launch of missiles in the time around hit, shortly after 2 p.m. local time). In addition, the S-300 missile, used according to Ukraine, has a different warhead than the one that exploded in the Kostiantynivka market. Experts who wished to remain anonymous connect the debris on the market with a 9M38 missile fired from "Buk". An explosives expert explains that the hole formed and the damage in the area of the site also points to a northwesterly direction. "Why the missile with a maximum range of 30 km may have landed in Kostiantynivka is unclear, but it is possible that it failed and crashed without reaching its intended target," the American newspaper continued. In that case, it most likely also landed with unspent fuel in the engine, which would have exploded or burned on impact, which could explain the burn marks on the rocket. The strike coincides with an exchange of blows between Moscow and Kyiv for Kostiantynivka; the city was shelled by Russian forces the previous evening. In a Telegram group, artillery fire was reported minutes before the tragic events at the market.]
(September 19, 2023)
This is about the drones and military items in Ukraine.
It seems like it's affecting countries in the Balkans.
The agricultural stuff.
Conceptually have the events in Ukraine directly affect the Bulgarian economy.
The Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian officer corps.
More Ukrainian military action.
[A specialized team from the Navy neutralized at 11:00 a.m. today, September 18, the explosive found that night near Tyulenovo, reported the Ministry of Defense. After the received signal, the servicemen carried out a site inspection where it was determined that an 82mm high-explosive mortar was attached to the remains of the drone. It has been estimated that due to its severely damaged condition, moving and transporting the ammunition to a landfill or other suitable disposal site is impossible. It was decided to destroy the mortar high-explosive ammunition on the spot, with a controlled explosion in a secured area with a radius of 150 m. People living in the nearby buildings are warned to strictly observe the safety measures indicated to them.]
Protesting Farmers Block Major Road Junctions, Border Crossings
Bomb-carrying drone found near the village of Tyulenovo
MOSCOW, September 18. /TASS/. The Ukrainian cabinet of ministers has fired six deputy defense ministers and the agency's state secretary, Taras Melnichuk, representative of the government in the Ukrainian parliament, said.
MOSCOW, September 18. /TASS/. Russia's battlegroup Center repelled two Ukrainian attacks in the Krasny Liman area near the Torsky line of engagement, destroying up to 60 enemy servicemen, the battlegroup's spokesman Alexander Savchuk reported.
(September 18, 2023)
It's so we can learn. If in London they've been like Alex and Gino. They are like out there sick men. And then it's ignore the Russian diaspora in other major cities.
I'm having to sell here my own assessment.
The NHL and Tom Wilson and Evgeni Malkin.
They all agree that hockey players are supposed to have knee surgery.
And then after the knee surgery, even though these guys are foreigners.
They are supposed to be paid $5m and $7m annually to play.
Even though they're overweight and they drink beer.
I am trying to sell that knee surgery seems like it won't work.
It's probably illegal to go to foreign countries to get knee surgery.
It seems like a lot of money we're paying foreigners anyway to play in our league.
Evgeni Malkin is from the Ural mountains. His relatives played hockey in Russia. His wife is named Anna Kasterova. She is from Moscow.
Evgeni has a tattto and he had knee surgery.
I've never done it with a guy who had knee surgery. I think men who have knee surgery, kind of aren't supposed to anymore.
It's a deers and steers observation about Russian hockey players and women from Moscow.
What brought you to Washington, DC?
I was a Georgia Tech fellow at the Department of Commerce.
In California wealthy women spend the day at the beach.
In Washington, DC they want women to be the supreme allied commander.
Because the men live in a swamp and they're disabled.
This is me talking about the defense posture. 9-17-23
These are descriptions of the Chinese officer corps, the Chinese economy, and the German economy.
Looks like London and New York are pulling ahead in the race.
[China's Defense Minister Li Shangfu, who has been absent from public view for weeks, is currently being investigated by Chinese authorities, according to sources familiar with the matter. The investigation into Li relates to the procurement of military equipment, according to a regional security official and three people in direct contact with the Chinese military. Reuters was unable to obtain details on which equipment purchases were under scrutiny.]
[What anger over top influencer says about China today One of China's most popular influencers has come under fire for dismissing a young follower's complaint over high makeup prices as "nonsense". Livestreamer Li Jiaqi's retort - that those who couldn't afford the 79 yuan ($11) eyebrow pencil did not work "hard enough" - struck a raw nerve as China's youth struggle to find jobs in a sputtering post-pandemic economy. The 31-year-old has apologised but his remarks continue to fuel debate. "What stung people was not the 79 yuan price tag, but your attitude and opinions on us," reads a comment on Weibo, which has been liked thousands of times. "You don't know about the current economic climate. Many people are still working hard and struggling, just to keep their jobs," it read.]
[Are German cities really offering people free transport if they hand in their driving licence?]
(September 16, 2023)
This is me talking about the Chinese officer corps. 9-16-23
The world's hottest place is in California. That's how hot it is in Texas.
It's really funny to me about the hockey team and the cold weather jokes.
This seems to be about - Moscow and China, and - sanctions.
At Georgia Tech I did research on the Amur River dispute.
That's a hot topic.
It will always be a hot topic.
That's honest money.
The border between Russia and China is honest work.
1) Maybe it will assist the Russian army in the Far East if they work with Pyongyang.
2) Also, you wonder if the sanctions limit Russia' ability to defend itself in the Far East.
[Live: North Korea's Kim Jong Un inspects nuclear-capable bombers during Russia visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Russian nuclear-capable bombers and other warplanes in Russia's Far East on Saturday as he continued a trip that has sparked Western concerns about an arms alliance that could fuel Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments on the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 6:14am: North Korea's Kim Jong Un inspects Russian nuclear-capable bombers on a visit to Russia's Far East North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Russian nuclear-capable bombers and other warplanes in Russia's Far East on Saturday as he continued a trip that has sparked Western concerns about an arms alliance... ]
[Kim meets Russian defence minister, inspects missile and warship Moscow (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vladivostok on Saturday where he met Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and inspected a hypersonic aircraft missile system before boarding a warship. Kim's first official visit abroad since the Covid-19 pandemic has fanned Western fears that Moscow and Pyongyang will defy sanctions and strike an arms deal. Moscow is believed to be interested in buying North Korean ammunition to continue fighting in Ukraine, while Pyongyang wants Russia's help to develop its missile programme.]
(September 16, 2023)
Anastasia is from Zurich. She is Russian. What does she think..
She has two kids and Alex Ovechkin is the father.
Анастасия из Цюриха. Она русская. Что она думает..
У нее двое детей, отец - Алекс Овечкин.
Here in Washington, DC it's a real issue about foreigners driving. The Russian hockey wives, for example. Does Anastasia Ovechkin drive her two kids around Virginia? Does Mrs. Backstrom drive her three kids around Virginia? The Swedish hockey player Nicklas Backstrom has three kids. And so the moms, I guess drive all three of those Swedish kids to public schools in Virginia. That's Nicklas every day driving to the Kettler Iceplex. And then every day the wife driving, doing whatever she needs to do for the kids and the house all day. That's so much driving, because these men from other countries bring their wives and kids over here.
This is talking about the Black Sea.
Maybe NATO ships in the Black sea resemble U-boats.
The German navy and the NATO navy in the Black Sea.
Sending weapons to Ukraine.
NATO in Bulgaria.
That's great the Uzbeks are driving more cars.
It seems like the Kosovars allow the Germans to use their airbases.
Defense Minister: We are discussing a Response to Russia's actions in the Bulgarian Exclusive Zone in the Black Sea
Bulgaria will Not Provide S-300 to Ukraine
Agriculture Minister: Bulgaria Giving Up Ban on Imports from Ukraine Is "Not So Worrying"
[Defence Minister Todor Tagarev Thursday said that in mid-July Russia declared part of the Bulgarian exclusive economic zone unsafe because it will conduct a live fire exercise. As a result, it is dangerous for Bulgarian ships to cross this zone and the normal corridors of commercial traffic in the Black Sea are blocked, Tagarev said in an interview with the Bulgarian National Television.]
Permanent NATO military base to be constructed in Bulgaria
[HONG KONG, September 14. /TASS/. Taiwan’s armed forces have recorded 68 aircraft and 10 ships of China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) approaching the island over the past 24 hours, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said in a statement on the X social media platform (formerly known as Twitter).]
Uzbekistan's August Auto Sales Rise 24%
[In Brussels, Vučić will meet with the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, as well as with the EU's special representative for the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina and other regional issues of the Western Balkans, Miroslav Lajčak, and participate in the dialogue under the auspices of the EU, Office for media relations of the President of the Republic announced. The meeting of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić with Borrell and Lajčak began in Brussels. The High Representative of the EU for foreign policy, Josep Borrell, came down to meet the President of Serbia, which has never happened before.]
(September 14, 2023)
An extreme other example is Campbell Hatton. He's not even from Manchester. Ricky has a house in Hyde which is a suburb of Manchester.
My mom played both the flute and the clarinet. Anymore I think she doesn't have a clarinet, she only has a flute which she plays some. Her brother was in the Indiana University marching band.
And so growing up in Austin, I had some sense of music that wasn't from the locals.
Ray though. Ray would have been a big part of that because he had gone to the University of London. And of course he was a Beatles fan.
During the day I would be in music class in school and then in the evenings and on weekends I would be at soccer practice.
I could hear him talk, and then I would listen to the songs.
The Beatles are from Liverpool, but I point out most of the songs were recorded in either New York City or Los Angeles. They would sound like the people in London.
Also, Led Zeppelin for example. Bush. Supertramp.
Those are London based bands.
This is me talking about Taiwan. 9-13-23
This is a good example.
It's a peculiar dementia coming from Belgrade and Moscow.
Regardless of their environment.
There is money for Jelena to fly in the airplane to New York City.
There is money for Natalija to fly in the airplane to Colorado.
There is room for Anastasia and two kids at the Kettler Iceplex.
There is room for Varvara and her kid at the Bruins practice rink.
It's as though they are unphased by conditions as they are relentless about their relatives traveling with them.
[Water cut off across London Large swathes of homes in London have been left without water or with no pressure after a fault was reported at a plant in the capital. Thames Water said households in more than 50 postcodes across London have had supplies disrupted while parents have reported on social media that schools have been forced to close.]
Yeah but if Alex worked on a Russian submarine he should have better dental hygiene.
The team are army people, they aren't really smart about the Russian navy. They are alright Alex doesn't get dental work. They're fine everyone has wives and kids at work.
On the ships you can't have your wife and kid at work.
Why does Novak have his wife and kids at work?
Moscow will sacrifice its own navy because they are bigots against the people in the north.
Yeah, but Nikola has his wife and kids at his job.
Nikola probably doesn't care about the Russian navy either.
You can't ride a bicycle on a ship.
This is a description of the Bulgarian economy.
Maybe there are German labor unions in Bulgaria and that explains the onecoin scam.
Also, the Bulgarian agricultural sector.
It seems like the missiles the Ukrainians have can cause real damage at least locally.
If the Pentagon or the Germans are sending Kiev weapons.
They are being deployed and they are causing damage.
Also, the Ukrainians launch special forces operations inside Russia.
Maybe the Ukrainians launch the same missiles as the North Koreans.
It's hard about Kosovo because people are so mad at Novak.
Novak isn't really popular right now in Washington, DC.
Accomplice of Ruja Ignatova in OneCoin was Sentenced to 20 years in Prison in the US
Day 567 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours: Russia announced that the shipyard in Crimea is on fire, two ships were damaged in a missile attack from Ukraine - dead and wounded Russia will help North Korea to create satellites Despite the sanctions: Russia is still full of German goods Russia announced that the shipyard in Crimea is on fire, two ships were damaged in a missile attack from Ukraine - dead and wounded A missile attack in the early hours of today caused a fire at the Sevmorzavod shipyard in Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula. In the Ukrainian strike and the fire, at least 26 people were injured and 2 died, the Russian-appointed governor of the occupied city, Mikhail Razvozhayev, announced on Telegram, quoted by Reuters. Two ships were damaged after Ukraine fired 10 missiles, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Three boats were also destroyed. "All emergency services are working on site, there is no danger to civilian objects in the city," said Razvozhayev. The strategic shipyard on the peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, builds and repairs ships and submarines for the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The Navy has carried out numerous drone and missile attacks against Ukraine.
PM: Scrapping Ban on Ukrainian Grain Imports Will Lower Prices of Staple Foods
Grain producers plan protest over proposed lifting of ban on the import of Ukrainian grain
TOKYO, September 13. /TASS/. North Korea has launched two missiles, presumed to be ballistic ones, the Japanese coast guard said on Wednesday. The service urged vessels in the area to stay away from the missile's debris and contact officials immediately if they spot any fragments. According to the coast guards, the missiles were fired at 11:46 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. local time (05:46 a.m. and 05:55 a.m. Moscow time).
SEVASTOPOL, September 13. /TASS/. At least 24 people were injured in Kiev's missile attack on the Crimean city of Sevastopol on Wednesday, including four patients whose condition is moderately severe, Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhayev wrote on Telegram.
U.S. Special Envoy for the Western Balkans, Gabriel Escobar, stated that he did not receive assurances from Kurti about his commitment to the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. In an interview for Voice of America, Escobar stated that he did not receive assurances from Kurti in a recent telephone conversation that he was committed to the implementation of the normalization agreement and its annex, which Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti announced on Monday on the social network X (Twitter).
(September 13, 2023)
The border with Turkey.
The Pentagon and Ukraine.
Warsaw and the economy there.
The EU and the EC.
I wish the North Korean president wasn't going to Russia.
Also, I wish the EU wasn't sending people to Tashkent uranium sites.
Bulgaria: 14 Illegal Migrants were caught near Kazanlak
Day 566 of the Invasion of Ukraine: US could provide Kyiv with Long-Range Missiles caring Cluster Munition
Polish Tourist Hospitalized after Sightseeing Train Accident in Sunny Beach
EP to vote Iliana Ivanova's nomination for European commissioner
TOKYO, September 12. /TASS/. North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang on a special train in the late afternoon on September 10 for a visit to Russia, the Voice of Korea radio station reported. It is stressed that he will be accompanied by North Korea's high-ranking party, government and military officials on his trip.
VLADIVOSTOK, September 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will discuss the issues of bilateral cooperation between Moscow and Pyongyang in various spheres, including sensitive ones, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
EU ambassador visits Uzbekistan's uranium heritage site
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived to Russia North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived this morning for a visit to Russia, where he is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
(September 12, 2023)
A few decades ago. The State Department sent out official communiques. At the time, they thought they were really smart. It's about the One China policy. I have read them.
And then the think tanks. I've met the men at the think tanks.
It's like only they understand it.
It's simple in the sense of how we can navigate between Taiwanese independence and the CCCP. They wrote books forever and gave lectures.
There exists kind of a defunct DC policy about Taiwan.
Literally they worked at Brookings.
They have retired and some of those arguments aren't any more persuasive.
"Washington diplomatically recognises Beijing over Taipei but maintains de facto relations with democratic Taiwan and supports the island's right to decide its own future."
Beijing is the capital of China.
Taipei and Taiwan are separate but controversial parts of China.
Beijing isn't democratic.
Taipei should have a separate government from Beijing.
Some of this maybe isn't really great.
Maybe Taipei isn’t democratic.
Maybe Beijing and Taipei should have similar governments.
Sometimes Xian, Shanghai, and Chongqing, for example are the capitals of China.
What do we think is going on?
That it's not really obvious about Taiwan as a government.
And maybe Taipei and Beijing are already very similar.
This happened to me over the weekend.
I'm an isolationist, and I'm opposed to ADA stuff.
A woman like wanted deaf stuff at the gym and I told her no.
Another woman is an immigrant from New Zealand and it bothers me she flies so much to other countries.
I don't want to do deaf stuff.
I wish you could tell people to go back to the country they came from.
At the gym there is a woman from New Zealand. She is married to a man from Ireland. They live in Washington, DC. They have kids. The daughter is in college in London. They travel to foreign countries to go sightseeing.
At the gym, she wants the fans turned off and the temperature at normal levels because she is cold.
Everyone else wants it cold and the fans on.
I guess because then she is more comfortable when she exercises.
But they fly to foreign countries constantly and they themselves are foreigners.
Somehow you cannot mention this to her as a reason to ignore her requests about the fans.
Yeah, but don't you want the fans off because you're an immigrant and you travel too much on vacation?
There are strategic ports in Sudan.
I wonder about the German navy and if they trade through Sudanese ports.
Maybe the Germans sail from Poland to Sudan.
Also, they might have warships in the Black Sea and that explains this progress in Ukraine.
Are some of the NATO ships in the Black Sea German warships?
I wonder about the EU and German warships.
Notice this description of a super computer in Bulgaria.
Maybe the Germans trade through Bulgarian ports on the Black Sea.
These others are about East Asia.
Taipei and Taiwanese independence.
Seoul and weaponry going to and from the Korean peninsula.
And the Kosovar police.
It seems like the Kosovars allow the Germans to use their airbases.
At least 40 killed in Drone Attack on Khartoum market in Sudan
Day 565 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv reports Progress on the Southern Front
Bulgaria Finishes Third in 5th Sea Consuls Regatta in Poland
Directorate for Combating Organised Crime Protects Upcoming Elections' Digital Infrastructure
Bulgaria's supercomputer displayed at the Thessaloniki International Fair
HONG KONG /XIANGGANG/, September 11. /TASS/. Taiwan has reported the approach of 26 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft and 13 People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) warships in the region adjacent to the island, Taiwan’s defense department said in a statement. According to it, "twenty-six PLA aircraft and thirteen PLAN vessels around Taiwan were detected by 5 a.m. (midnidnight Moscow time - TASS) today." The department also pointed out that "from 5:40 a.m. (0:40 a.m. Moscow time), we detected 13 PLA aircraft (including J-16 [fighter jets], Su-30 [fighter jets], KJ-500 [long-range radar detection aircraft], UAVs, etc.), eleven of which crossed the median line or entered our southwestern Air Defense Identification Zone." "In addition, PLAN aircraft carrier Shandong sailed east 60 nautical miles southeast of Cape Eluanbi into the Western Pacific," the statement said.
VLADIVOSTOK, September 11. /TASS/. Russia cautions South Korea against sending weapons directly or indirectly to Kiev, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s First Asian Department Georgy Zinovyev told TASS on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.
"That is the only way to solve problems, and problems are piling up. The day after the NATO Secretary General said that he expects significant consultations for any actions of the KBS that could affect security in Kosovo, Kosovo police officers entered the Lola factory. There is no one there, but it was another way to prove that their power has no limits," said Vučić.
(September 11, 2023)
I thought to myself. That's not where that stuff is. Maybe...
And then one of them was really off.
But then it was the US Abrams tanks.
The Americans are really smart about tanks. Patton was a tank commander, for example. We're smart about cars and roads and tanks.
It was like Dom, said the word US Abrams in such a way.
Maybe he liked our stuff was over there or something.
I thought to myself is the Abrams tank...
If people here in DC. Everyone has some kind of relative in the army.
OK, the Abrams tank.
- But then he was kind of, not very rocket savvy about drone words.
It reminds me of high school English class.
Is what he said about rockets and drones, within what seems acceptable.
And then it got worse about rocket words and drone words.
Then, the comment about Maria.
This is me talking about Dom Nicholls in Virginia. 9-9-23
Maybe the EU facilitates the elections in Ukraine and they manage the borders between Ukraine and foreign countries.
The Germans might assist Beijing to build internal security software.
I wonder about the Germans and weird Russian banking stories.
Also, the Germans themselves are reporting about intrigue regarding Moscow.
[Ukraine 'ready' to organise wartime elections, Zelensky says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that Kyiv is “ready” to organise elections despite the ongoing war. Earlier, Zelensky said Russian air superiority is 'stopping' his country’s counteroffensive against occupying forces. 6:30pm: Ukraine ready to organise elections in wartime, Zelensky says President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday Ukraine was prepared to organise elections even while the war with Russia is still going on. "I am ready for the elections. I mean, we are ready if it is necessary," said Zelensky, adding he was in favour of allowing international observers because "for us the main thing is not to hold elections, but for them to be recognised".]
[Elusive Ernie: China's new chatbot has a censorship problem That is a frequent response you get from China's newest sensation, Ernie, if you ask it "difficult" questions. The chatbot, launched by search engine giant Baidu, deflects anything deemed too sensitive. Ernie, touted as Baidu's answer to ChatGPT, was introduced with great fanfare in recent weeks, pumping up the company's shares. Baidu said it had received 33.42 million user enquiries within the first 24 hours of operation, averaging 23,000 questions per minute. Another Chinese tech giant, Tencent, announced on Thursday that it had also launched a chatbot. However, that is currently only open to "invited users" - which seems to mostly mean companies.]
Russia's agricultural bank may get SWIFT access in month: UN
[Two German men been charged with high treason for gathering state secrets from Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency and passing them to Russia, prosecutors said on Friday. The pair, named as Carsten L. and Arthur E., are accused of working together with a Russian businessman to "procure sensitive information from the BND's portfolio" and hand it over to Russia's FSB security services.]
(September 9, 2023)
It's possible the Germans assist Pyongyang to build submarines.
Notice these reports about the Black Sea and the Caucasus region.
Maybe Berlin and Ankara work together to send weaponry to East Asia.
Also this description of flooding near the Black Sea.
Maybe too many NATO ships are in the Black Sea.
It seems like a lot of military items are sent to East Asia.
Another description of army stuff in the Caucasus region.
North Korea has launched its first Tactical Nuclear Submarine
Parliamentary Committee to Hear Defence Minister on NATO Regional Plans
Counting up the toll after the devastating floods on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast
TOKYO, September 8. /TASS/. North Korea is set to modernize its entire fleet of large submarines and equip them with tactical nuclear weapons, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said.
MOSCOW, September 7. /TASS/. North Korea is showing that it can ensure its defense, as it is conducting military exercises in response to provocations by the US, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said at an embassy reception marking the 75th anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The army is gathering at the border; "The situation is very explosive" Azerbaijan is massing its troops on the border with Armenia and on the demarcation line with Nagorno-Karabakh, announced Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan
(September 8, 2023)
Dom Nicholls is a retired British army officer.
I said he's not saying the places and directions right.
He's not saying the tank stuff right.
He's giving deference to special forces teams.
He's not being fair about credibility from intelligence officers.
And it's Donna doesn't know what she's talking about.
It used to be the Russians would only talk to the army.
Now it's different.
You should still only talk to the army.
Notice this description of the Caucasus region.
Maybe the Germans and Turks use the ports in the Black Sea.
The Germans seem to have labor unions in Bulgaria.
More army news about the Caucasus region.
You wonder about the Turkish military and the German military.
The EU and weird prison stuff.
Maybe the Germans maintain telecoms in Tashkent.
Armenia announced that it will hold Joint Military Exercises with the US next week
Bulgarian Foreign Minister at 3SI Summit: Better Connectivity in Region Will Be of Use to Entire EU
Bulgaria is European leader in sunflower production, yet the raw material is not reaching the processing capacities
BAKU, September 6. /TASS/. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev discussed opening roads so that cargo could be delivered to Karabakh during a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the press service of the Azerbaijani President reported.
MOSCOW, September 7. /TASS/. Countries of the European Union refused to extradite around 100 criminals to Russia in 2022 and 2023, Valery Kalachev, chief of the National Central Bureau of Interpol of the Russian Interior Ministry, said in an interview with TASS.
Telecom Services in Uzbekistan Soar 120.2% in H1 2023
(September 7, 2023)
Is Robotyne in the west or east?
Is Saint Petersburg northwest of Moscow?
Do tanks have one country of origin?
Is it illegal for Ukrainian special forces teams to cross into Russia?
Do we believe what we're hearing from the Ukrainian intelligence officers about drone strikes?
Are parts of the exploded drones shrapnel?
Dom, do the NATO ships in the Black Sea resemble U-boats?
Belarus banned its Citizens from Renewing Passports abroad Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko yesterday banned citizens from renewing their passports while abroad, which could force those who fled the country, amid a growing crackdown, to return to keep their travel documents. An estimated 200,000-300,000 Belarusians have left the country in the past three years, since mass protests against elections that returned President Lukashenko to office led to a brutal crackdown on political opposition. Lukashenko's decree states that a Belarusian passport can only be renewed if the holder was a registered resident before leaving the country. Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who fled to Lithuania after running against Lukashenko in the 2020 election, warned her countrymen that “even if your passport expires, you should not return to your homeland because you risk becoming a target of persecution”. Tsikhanouskaya said that Poland and Lithuania issue so-called "foreigners' passports" to Belarusians that allow them to stay in those countries. The Belarusian human rights group “Viasna” estimates that more than 1,500 people are currently behind bars in Belarus as political prisoners. Journalists and activists in Belarus have faced widespread repression since the August 2020 presidential vote, after which Lukashenko began a sixth presidential term.
Advancing Energy Cooperation between Bulgaria, Sweden, Finland and Denmark Discussed at Energy Ministry
Romania Hosts Three Seas Initiative Summit
Floods at Bulgaria's Black Sea coast: Two people have died, three are missing
NEW YORK, September 6. /TASS/. US Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy believes that the incumbent government’s claims that all financial and military aid to Ukraine is being carefully tracked are false. "Of course, the mainstream media and the establishment will say that any money the U.S. sends to support Ukraine is strictly 'itemized and audited,'" the politician wrote on X, a social network formerly known as Twitter. "This is a joke funnier than any Zelensky could have written in his prior career as a comedian." "Don’t forget that in June, the Pentagon itself discovered an ‘accounting error’ that artificially created an extra $6.2 billion for Ukraine without Congressional approval. The notion that all money and military equipment being sent to Ukraine is being carefully tracked is deeply dishonest," Ramaswamy added.
MOSCOW, September 6. /TASS/. A Russian air defense system shot down a fixed-wing drone above the Navlinsky district of the Bryansk Region that borders Ukraine, Governor Alexander Bogomaz wrote on his Telegram channel on Wednesday.
Shoigu: Total disaster The Ukrainian army did not achieve its goals during the three-month counteroffensive, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. "The Russian armed forces continue to operate actively along the entire dividing line. The Kyiv regime, despite huge losses, is already trying to carry out a so-called counter-offensive for the third month," said the minister at a meeting with the military leadership. "The armed forces of Ukraine have not achieved their goals in any area," Shoigu said. "The Ukrainian leadership is desperately trying to demonstrate to Western patrons at least some success in offensive operations in order to further obtain military and economic aid, which only prolongs the conflict," Shoigu said. According to him, since the beginning of the counteroffensive, the Ukrainians have lost 66,000 soldiers and 7,600 pieces of military equipment. "The Armed Forces of Russia continue to destroy the military infrastructure of Ukraine with precise strikes. In the past month alone, 34 command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the operational-tactical level of command and control have been hit," Shoigu said.
(September 6, 2023)
This is me talking about the border between Minsk and Kiev. 9-6-23
Dom, as the Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov has been fired, what does that indicate about the Ukrainian officer corps?
8 Illegal Migrant Detained near Pernik Eight illegal migrants were detained near Pernik on Monday night, Pernik police’s spokesperson Ventsislav Aleksov said Tuesday. He told BTA that the men of Moroccan citizenship rode in a vehicle on their way to Serbia.
[Young Bulgarians leave their parents' home at the age of 30 on average. This is according to data published today by the European statistical agency Eurostat for 2022. The average age of Bulgarian men on this indicator is 32.3 years and of women - 28.2 years. For 2022, the average age at which young people move out of their parents' home is 26.4 years across the EU. Bulgaria ranks fourth in the EU preceded by Slovakia, Italy and Croatia. Croatia is at the top (average age 33.4 years), while Finland is at the other extreme (average age 21.3 years).]
BEIJING, September 5. /TASS/. Taiwan has no legal grounds to have a representation office at the United Nations, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Mao Ning said.
MOSCOW, September 4. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and Yemeni Ambassador to Moscow Ahmed Salem Al-Wahishi discussed the military-political and humanitarian situation in the republic in light of the monthly consideration of the issue by the UN Security Council, according to a report published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website on the results of the meeting.
Uzbek Delegation Visits Minsk for Business Forum with Belarus
Moscow has just been seriously stabbed in the back Armenia should join NATO, said the president of the European Committee for the Enlargement of the Alliance, Günter Fellinger.
"It's a complete failure" Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu agreed with Putin's assessment, who called the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine a complete failure. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Sunday that he has decided to remove Alexey Reznikov from the post of Ukrainian Defense Minister and proposed to replace him with Rustem Umerov, who is now the head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine.
Rama made a purge in his cabinet Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has reshuffled the government and dismissed six ministers in his cabinet.
(September 5, 2023)
This is me talking about Alexey Reznikov. 9-5-23
This is from the Bulgarian news.
I wish neither Ukraine or Russia exported grain.
Why can't they keep their own food?
Also, I wish Turkey wasn't building a gas hub.
Maybe the Germans want to use that energy for their navy.
I am skeptical about Russian trade with Africa.
The Germans used to do weird military research in the African deserts.
[After the Putin-Erdogan meeting in Sochi: The grain deal remains blocked for now The grain deal remains blocked for now. In a meeting with the Turkish president in the Russian resort of Sochi, the Russian president said that there will be no agreement on Ukrainian grain until the West fulfills Moscow's demands. To revive the deal, Recep Erdogan called on Kyiv to soften its stance towards Russia. Energy - was also discussed by the two presidents. Putin announced that a gas hub is being built in Turkey. Another highlight of the meeting was the war in Ukraine. Without signing documents, without a breakthrough on the grain deal, but with a good assessment of Erdogan's diplomacy, the meeting in Sochi ended. Putin announced that Russia is starting to supply Africa with free grain - how it will be delivered, however, is not yet clear: "We are close to finalizing agreements with six African countries where we intend to deliver food for free and even do free logistics." In Sochi, the Turkish delegation is large. Erdogan was accompanied by the ministers of defense, foreign affairs, finance and energy and the governor of the Turkish central bank. The subject of Russian gas was also discussed. "We have made progress and I hope that we will soon conclude negotiations on the creation of a gas hub in Turkey," Putin said. During the 18-month war, Turkey did not join Western sanctions against Russia and emerged as Moscow's main trading partner. "Last year, trade between Russia and Turkey increased by 86%. In the first half of this year, the positive trend continues," the Russian president also said. "The volume of foreign trade between Turkey and Russia is currently 62 billion dollars. The fact that we are moving towards the goal of 100 billion dollars really makes us very happy," Erdogan said. However, Turkey also supports Ukraine. Ankara sent arms to Kyiv and stood behind Ukraine's bid for NATO membership. Erdogan has demonstrated more than once that he would play the role of mediator between Russia and Ukraine. He is meeting Putin for the first time since he was re-elected president. The last face-to-face meeting between the two was almost a year ago.]
(September 5, 2023)
This is me talking about the Ukrainian army. 9-4-23
This is me talking about Marko Djuric. 9-4-23
Marko doesn't speak Russian.
I speak Russian.
He has a wife and he is the ambassador.
He is very smart.
Марко не говорит по-русски.
Я говорю на русском языке.
У него есть жена, и он посол.
Он очень умный.
This is from the Serbian news about the digital euro. It speaks to German computer capability. German economic expansionism.
The growth of the EU and weird East German computer army stuff. How the German army integrates with European monies.
Also, in Bulgaria about German labor unions and the currency.
Agricultural products in the Balkans.
Maybe the Germans take too much energy for their army.
Maybe NATO takes too much money and energy.
NATO might cause inflation.
A weird story about seized assets in Ukraine. We sent them so much military hardware.
The Baltic Sea. It seems to be disputed between Russia and Germany. The Germans seem to misuse the ports in Lubeck and Gdansk.
[Conspiracy theory is rising: Digital Euro is a darn trap! A word on the digital version of Euro. The digital euro is "cash" that is stored and used for payments on a smartphone, as opposed to using a credit card, bank transfer, or paper and coins. The European Central Bank (ECB) hopes to introduce the digital euro in 2026. "They'll tell you: 'Hey, it's easier, more organized, you don't have to touch this dirty money, and you won't get COVID or something similar. A thief can't steal your money anymore, but you can have a chip under your skin. It's a perfect tool for surveillance and digital dictatorship, it's a damned trap," says Friedrich.]
[The EC representation in Bulgaria is launching an Information Campaign for the Adoption of the Euro]
[Bulgaria Spends BGN Several Billion Every Year on Seed Imports, Risks Becoming a Wasteland in a Crisis]
[NATO military equipment to pass through the country Servicemen and military equipment of the Bulgarian military contingent, which will join the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR), will be transported from Blagoevgrad to Gyueshevo border crossing from September 4 to 11. Troops and military equipment from the Turkish Armed Forces are expected to cross Bulgaria's road network during the same period. The contingent will be returning to Turkiye after participating in the NATO-led mission in Kosovo. It will travel from Gyueshevo border checkpoint to Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint.]
[US seeks authority to use over $1 bln in seized Russian assets to support Ukraine — CBS "We are seeking the authority from Congress to allow us to use the proceeds for the benefit of the Ukrainian people," US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco told the TV channel WASHINGTON, September 4. /TASS/. The US Department of Justice is seeking the authority to repurpose more than a billion dollars of sanctioned Russian assets for Ukraine, CBS reported on Sunday. According to the TV channel, since last February, the United States has seized Russian assets worth over $1 billion around the world. "We are seeking the authority from Congress to allow us to use the proceeds for the benefit of the Ukrainian people," US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco told the TV channel. Earlier, national security advisors in Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the United States and France warned that sovereign Russian assets in their jurisdictions will remain frozen until Russia "pays for Ukraine damage.".]
[Denmark's demand Russian diplomatic staff be reduced leads Moscow to 'draw conclusions' It was reported earlier in the day that Denmark had decided to reduce the number of Russian diplomats in Copenhagen to equalize it with the number of Danish diplomats in Moscow MOSCOW, September 1. /TASS/. Russia can not but draw conclusions from Denmark’s demand that the Russian embassy staff be reduced to five, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday. "We consider the Danish authorities’ demand that the diplomatic personnel of the Russian embassy in Copenhagen be reduced from 15 to 5 another manifestation of the Danish leadership’s hostile position toward our country," she said. "Naturally, some conclusions will be drawn here." It was reported earlier in the day that Denmark had decided to reduce the number of Russian diplomats in Copenhagen to equalize it with the number of Danish diplomats in Moscow. "This decision imposes a cap on the size of the Russian Embassy to a maximum of 5 diplomats and 20 administrative and technical staff," the Danish Foreign Ministry said in a press statement posted on its website. According to the ministry, the reduction must be completed by September 29, 2023.]
(September 4, 2023)
OK. My friend Brandon. He went to Texas Tech in Lubeck. He used to live in Fort Meade, Maryland which is where the big NSA building is.
The last time I talked to him, I was happy he mentioned it. He asked me something about cryptocurrency. And then I thought to myself that I did used to work for the Department of Commerce. Kind of most people don't know that about me. Brandon mentioned cryptocurrency, because I used to work for the Department of Commerce.
That is true. I was a Georgia Tech fellow at the United States Department of Commerce.
When I was little, my dad's friend from New York City would visit us. He would fly to Austin and I would go with my dad to pick him up from the airport. He would stay the night in our house and then the next morning we would drive to Houston.
We would stay in a hotel because we were there to see the Chicago Cubs play the Astros. And I would eat bagels at the hotel restaurant.
It was really hard for me to live in Austin. I wanted to go with Davis back to New York City.
Maybe the Germans made these drones.
The EU in the Caucasus region.
Right wingerism in Germany.
9:20am: Russia says drones downed near border, village shelled The Russian defence ministry said it downed two Ukrainian drones over Belgorod region, a border province that comes under regular attack from Kyiv's forces. Separately, the governor of neighbouring Kursk region said a village on the border had come under shelling from Ukraine, with one woman injured.
The European Union proposed a plan to "gradually reopen" the Lachin road, the Karabakh region's only land link with Armenia, and the Aghdam-Khankendi road, according to a statement released by the European Council President Charles Michel's office on Friday. Michel's team and the EU's special representative for the South Caucasus, Toivo Klaar, "have been in frequent contact with Baku, Yerevan and representatives of Karabakh Armenians to work out a solution for unblocking access" between Karabakh and Armenia, Michel's spokesperson, Ecaterina Casinge, said in a statement.
Voters reject Germany's coalition in polls as far-right AfD soars in Saxony Unemployment rises in Germany as job vacancies remain at 'high level'
[Gird your ears! Officials have announced that sirens are set to wail once again when Germany's annual nationwide alert day takes place later this month. At 11am on Thursday September 14th, people all over Germany will receive alerts as part of an annual 'warning day' (Warntag) test across multiple channels, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance announced in Berlin on Friday. "We rely on the so-called warning medium mix," said State Secretary Juliane Seifert. This includes the mobile alert channel Cell Broadcast, warning apps like Nina, alerts on radio and television, sirens, information boards in cities, as well as alerts on rail platforms and in trains.]
In Texas it's a specific point about the cheerleaders.
Who are the cheerleaders?
In towns near the border, there used to be only white women on the cheer squad.
And they wanted Hispanic cheerleaders.
There are too many Slavic cheerleaders in this city.
And so you are speaking from avarice about this issue.
Every woman from Belgrade already lives at all of the embassies with her kids.
You are speaking to the poor from a palace about this issue.
And then it's read about soldier and professor and journalist.
This is a BBC report.
It seems like because of their domestic and economic problems.
The Chinese want to annex energy reserves.
Kind of an obvious motive for their army stuff.
[Philippines stands up to Beijing in South China sea tussle "We're scared of China," fisherman Benjo Atay says as wind and rain batter his small bamboo boat on the island of Palawan in the Philippines. He shouts orders at his young crew, most of them family, as they haul on ropes to navigate out of the port. They are already bathed in salt water and sweat - but it is not the weather that frightens them. "The Chinese ships circle us and shadow us," he says. "When we are anchored... they would force us to leave. They would get rid of us." The Philippines is at the centre of a tense territorial standoff with Beijing in the South China Sea. It is among several countries that have protested against a map issued by China this week which reiterated its claim to over 90% of the sea. Where previously Manila may have softly whimpered at China's actions to block its ships, its voice has now soared to a roar, emboldened by support from Washington and its allies. "We are worried [about rising tensions], of course, but that doesn't daunt us," said Jonathan E Malaya, the assistant director general of the Philippines National Security Council. In recent months, the Philippines has given the US access to key military bases, hosted the largest-ever joint military drills between the two countries, and repeatedly called out Beijing's aggression in the South China Sea. Even as Philippine and Chinese coastguards engage in a now-familiar cat-and-mouse game on the disputed waters, Manila has announced plans to train fishermen to protect their territory out at sea. The message is clear. "If you are a Filipino, whether in government or [the] private sector, regardless of your politics, defending and making excuses for China's aggressive behaviour should deem you unpatriotic, and a traitor to the Philippines and to our people," Jay Tarriela, a spokesperson for the coastguard in the West Philippine Sea wrote on social media. China's claims, which extend to all of the South China Sea, rival not just the Philippines but also Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei. These are not new but they are getting louder - and dicier. The latest episode revolves around the remote Ayungin shoal that lies more than 620 miles (998km) from mainland China's southernmost shore, and around 120 miles from Palawan island. Chinese vessels have used water cannon and lasers to deter the Philippine coastguard from getting close to the shoal in the last six months. The boats were carrying essential water and food to troops aboard a rusting warship - named Sierra Madre - that Manila intentionally grounded on a reef in their waters. It was a determined and calculated move to try to keep a presence on the shoal. This is territory the Philippines won in an international court in 2016, after a tribunal said Beijing's sweeping claim to sovereignty over most of the South China Sea had no legal basis. These are lucrative fishing grounds and access to the shoal also means access to nearby Reed Bank, which has significant reserves of oil and natural gas.]
This is me talking about Dom Nicholls. 9-2-23
This is me talking about Dom Nicholls. 9-1-23
Why are your wives such?
Почему вы, жены, такие?
This is talking about the Bulgarian border with Turkey.
Maybe German labor unions police the border.
Generally German labor unions in Bulgaria.
Ukraine and American tanks and warplanes.
I wish the Pentagon would stop sending American weapons to Kiev.
The Baltic Sea.
You wonder about Lubeck and Gdansk.
Do the Germans misuse those ports on the Baltic Sea?
"Bulgaria: 406 people were Detained for Migrant Trafficking, 612 - for Drug Trafficking in Just One Month"
"The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office is Investigating Collusion and Illegal Schemes around TurkStream"
"Turkish Border Police Stop 53 Illegal Migrants from Crossing into Bulgaria"
"WASHINGTON, September 1. /TASS/. In mid-September, the armed forces of Ukraine may get the first ten US-made M1 Abrams tanks out of the 31 pledged to the Kiev government, the Politico newspaper wrote citing Pentagon officials. According to the report, the tanks have already been delivered to Germany and will be delivered to Ukraine after repairs."
"GENEVA, September 1. /TASS/. Russia has sent letters to various UN human rights officials, asking them to condemn Estonia's draft bill aimed at temporarily depriving Russian and Belarusian citizens residing in the country of their right to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva said."
"F-16 vs. 100 Sukhoi Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is actively lobbying Western militaries for fourth-generation aircraft, such as the F-16."
(September 1, 2023)
Do you know? In Catholicism. Women with kids. Sometimes they are not liked.
Вы знаете? В католичестве. Женщины с детьми. Иногда они не нравятся.
That's a funny joke. Belgrade and Moscow want to talk about army deployments and the sanctions debates. And Jelena Djokovic is at the tournament and people are asking where her kids are. I thought her job was her kids? Now she's a professional sports event attender?
The Pentagon and Syria.
Maybe the Germans send military items through South African ports.
A helicopter mission in Ukraine.
Notice this report about energy politics in the Balkans.
The Germans are probably taking too much energy for their army.
You wonder about Bishkek and the border with Xinxiang province.
Maybe Bishkek assists with the weird Uighur training camps.
[Day 554 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Six Ukrainian Soldiers were Killed during Helicopter Mission]
[At Least 50 Dead after Fire in Apartment Building in Johannesburg]
[Top World Lead and Zinc Experts Discuss Decarbonisation at Meeting in Plovdiv]
[Super Blue Moon to brighten the night sky over Bulgaria]
[MOSCOW, August 31. /TASS/. The US-led coalition’s fighter jets and drones violated Syria’s airspace in the al-Tanf area 18 times during the past day, Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria (a division of the Russian defense ministry), said on Wednesday.]
[MOSCOW, August 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Kyrgyz counterpart Sadyr Japarov on the republic's Independence Day, noting the successful development of bilateral relations in various spheres, according to the congratulatory message posted on the Kremlin’s website on Thursday.]
[Revealed: Warning from Serbia; That will mean war and we will respond If an attack occurs on the gas routes, Budapest and Belgrade will consider it as an intrusion into their gas supply routes for obtaining Russian gas. After the sabotage of Nord Stream, Hungary and Serbia warned the international community that any endangerment of the gas supply system from the Russian Federation would be considered a casus belli, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated in a conversation with American journalist Tucker Carlson. He reminded that Hungary immediately classified the sabotage of Nord Stream as a terrorist act, and he called Germany's lack of a strong reaction a "manifestation of lack of sovereignty."]
(August 31, 2023)
The EU and how they all want to drive cars.
German married women and then her kids drive cars.
EU men and women drive cars around Washington, DC.
In the Arab world they try to make it so women cannot drive.
It's an insatiable thirst for cars in Europe because these French women have to drive their kids everywhere.
And then a report about the German army.
Trade between Beijing and Tashkent.
German right winger stuff in Sophia.
[Postponing Bulgaria and Romania's Schengen Dream helps Russia The EU Council's vote last December to admit Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania into the Schengen area for free travel should have been a triumphant moment for the bloc. A show of unity after a year of political and economic difficulties, as well as highlighting the fact that the bloc still has the political capacity to continue integrating the Balkan countries into the European project, notes the information portal euobserver.com. Although Croatia welcomed the new year by joining the Eurozone and the Schengen area a month after its successful entry bid, its Balkan partners were not so lucky. Citing concerns about incomplete implementation of EU standards on the rule of law, as well as links between criminal groups and political institutions in both countries, the Netherlands and Austria vetoed Bulgaria's bid, while only Austria vetoed Romania's. The veto caused widespread displeasure from both politicians and the public. The Netherlands and Austria were immediately accused of blocking their Balkan partners because of domestic problems - both countries faced growing support from anti-immigrant opposition parties - rather than for sound political reasons. Bulgarians and Romanians even discussed a boycott of Austrian and Dutch products on social networks. Even some local politicians got involved, suggesting that their citizens boycott Austrian banks as well as the products of the Austrian chemical concern OMV.]
[EU New Car Market Numbers Increase in July; Bulgaria in 3rd Place in EU in Terms of Sales of Electric Vehicles]
[Protest against the amendments to the Energy Act to be held in Kyustendil]
[Berlin plans to train 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers on German soil by year-end It is also reported that munitions are a key aspect that Germany is focused on MADRID, August 30. /TASS/. Before year end 2023, Germany plans to train 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers on German soil, Siemtje Moeller, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Defense Ministry, said upon arriving at an informal meeting of EU foreign affairs and defense ministers in the Spanish city of Toledo.]
[SOFIA, August 29. /TASS/. Bulgarian politicians, in seeking to destroy monuments to Soviet soldiers, want to rewrite history and deal a blow to Russia's spirit and that of its citizens, the Russian ambassador to the country told TASS on Tuesday, commenting on the demolition of a monument to Red Army soldiers in downtown Sofia.]
[China launches new railway corridor to Uzbekistan]
[32-hour Working Week? Negotiations between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Stellantis, the owner of Chrysler and Jeep, are underway.]
(August 30, 2023)
Alex is an athlete.
And a father.
And a husband.
Therefore Anastsia and her children are at the hocky stadium.
Поэтому Анастасия с детьми находится на хоккейном стадионе.
The Romanian economy.
It might be that the EC is responsible for these infrastructure problems in Romania.
I wish the EU would stop expanding.
Maybe the Germans send navy items to Pyongyang.
The sanctions are making it so Russians are in Finnish prisons.
The Serbian economy.
Maybe the Kosovars allow the Germans to use their airbases.
Mass Inspections of Gas Stations began after the Explosions in Romania
North Macedonia’s EU Membership in 2030 Feasible - PM Kovachevski Says
Todor Tagarev to participate in an informal meeting of the EU Member States’ Defense Ministers in Toledo
North Korean Navy to become part of nuclear deterrence force — Kim Jong-Un The leader of the DPRK said that all branches of the armed forces "will receive new equipment" in accordance with the "policy of the expanded use of tactical nuclear weapons"
[Russian diplomats visit detained Russian national in Finnish prison "The embassy stays in touch with Torden and his attorney and is taking all possible measures to defend the Russian citizen’s legal interests," the embassy added STOCKHOLM, August 28. /TASS/. Employees of the Russian embassy in Helsinki visited Russian national Voislav Torden, who is being held in a prison there after being detained at Ukraine’s request, the Russian embassy said on Monday. "On August 28, consular employees of the Russian embassy in Finland accompanied by an attorney visited Russian citizen Torden (Petrovsky) at a prison in the city of Vantaa," it said. "During the meeting, Torden said that he has no complaints about the incarceration conditions or the circumstances of his detention. He expressed hope that he could return to Russia as soon as possible. They discussed the situation and prospects for its resolution." "The embassy stays in touch with Torden and his attorney and is taking all possible measures to defend the Russian citizen’s legal interests," the embassy added. Russian national Voislav Torden, born in 1987, formerly known as Yan Petrovsky, is on the US and EU sanctions lists. The Ukrainian side has accused him of allegedly committing crimes in Donbass in 2014 and 2015. He was detained at the Helsinki airport on July 20 and placed in custody for violating Finnish immigration law by a court ruling on the following day. According to the Yle television channel, Torden has a Finnish residence permit as his wife is studying in the country.]
Bad news is coming for the citizens of Serbia: Interest rates have surged
The United States, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Germany are using significant armament of Pristina to use Kosovo Albanians as a tool for NATO to discipline Belgrade. The emergence of the Kosovo army also points to potential instability in the region, according to Srđan Graovac, an analyst at the Center for Social Stability.
(August 29, 2023)
Is Robotyne a southeastern settlement or is it on the west side of the southern front?
The southern front is entirely east of Odessa.
It speaks to bad military leadership at the Pentagon.
It reminds of Hue City and Fallujah.
Obscure cities and how do we know what to do?
This is me talking about Robotyne. 8-28-23
These are descriptions of the Romanian and Bulgarian economies.
Maybe the EU, EC, French and German economies.
It's a complaint about infrastructure and the borders.
The Israeli air force.
Tanks and anti-tank weapons.
Maybe the Germans make both tank and anti-tank weapons.
Central Asian border fence items.
Maybe the EC sends them those items.
The Germans might send Kiev cluster bombs, etc.
[Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu will order an inspection of all gas stations and gas stations in the country, Agerpress reported. Ciolacu and Interior Minister Catalin Predoiu visited the village of Crevedia, Dambovita County, where two explosions at an LPG station killed 3 people and injured 56. According to initial information published by Romanian media, the company operating the gas station in Crevedia was deprived of a work permit three years ago.]
[Interior Ministry Reports 34.9% Rise in Number of Detained Migrants in July from June]
[Turkish company eyes Plovdiv for diamond manufacture]
[Israeli strike leaves Aleppo airport out of service - Syrian Defense Ministry Aleppo International Airport was targeted twice earlier this year BEIRUT, August 28. /TASS/. The Israeli Air Force carried out a missile strike on Aleppo International Airport, putting it out of service, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported, citing the country's Defense Ministry. According to the ministry, Israel "carried out another act of aggression against Syria, conducting a missile strike on Aleppo International Airport at 4:30 a.m." "The attack damaged the runway," the ministry added. Aleppo International Airport was targeted twice earlier this year. On March 7, the airport stopped operations for over two weeks following an Israeli airstrike. Humanitarian aid deliveries for people affected by the February 6 earthquake were temporarily redirected to Latakia and Damascus. On May 5, an Israeli attack damaged the runway and the airport was closed for a few days.]
[MOSCOW, August 28. /TASS/. The Triton electronic defensive suite against FPV (First-Person View) drones transmitting video images to a controller's panel in real time has been successfully tested in the zone of the special military operation in Ukraine, Head of the Industrial Espionage Counteraction Laboratory (the system's developer) Denis Oslomenko told TASS on Monday.]
[Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan approve id-cards for border crossing]
[We Warned You - What You Did in Serbia Was Inhumane Maria Zakharova warned Kyiv about the dangerous consequences of using cluster munitions, which could turn Ukraine into a country unsuitable for living. After recalling the suffering experienced by the population of the former Yugoslavia, especially Serbia, the spokeswoman then turned her attention to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine and warned that the same threat now hangs over Ukraine. As an example, Zakharova mentioned the Khmelnytskyi region in western Ukraine, not far from the border with Poland, which was known to house a stockpile of cluster munitions. In that region, after an explosion at the depot in May, a significant increase in radioactivity was observed. This is likely the reason why increased radioactivity was also noticed in certain western parts of Poland, she explained.]
(August 28, 2023)
I have a sense, that William sits on my couch and walks on my carpet.
You all. Interesting about them.
The British. They are our uncles and aunts. I am sick now because I read this.
Вы все. Интересно о них.
Британский. Они наши дяди и тети. Мне сейчас плохо, потому что я это прочитал.
Can these wealthy men who join the army. Can they think, I won't go the route of helicopter flight lessons because I need to set a good example. I want the wealthy to work hard and I want to empower men who have less money to join the army as a means of prosperity.
The British army, the wealthy take all of the flight school spots.
A Russian word that there is a clown danger around.
The Texan brain about this stuff. Dominic Nicholls and William and Harry with the helicopters and tanks. In Vietnam they tried to use helicopters to bring soldiers to the front line. And so there would be a camp, with thousands or more infantrymen. And they would use helicopters, to transport them a dozen at a time to the battle lines. Because it was the jungle. On our side, perpetually helicopters would fly from our camps to the line confronting the VC. It wasn't just the VC. It was the Vietcong, the Vietminh, the Cambodians. And then Mogadishu and the helicopters got shot down. They dragged the Americans through the streets.
And then Dom and William and Harry learn to fly helicopters in the army.
They just wanted a fun easy army job. And they don't read about American military history. They don't learn American army values.
I don't like that...
We're doing army because China is doing army.
Also, we're doing helicopter and live fire.
Also, it's because of Taiwanese independence.
This isn't a great Pentagon initiative.
Also, maybe our army is dangerous to our navy.
[Japanese troops, US marines to hold major exercises in East China Sea area According to the Sankei Shimbun, a total of about 2,320 servicemen are expected to participate in the exercises scheduled to take place between the islands of Okinawa and Kyushu TOKYO, August 28. TASS/. The Japanese armed forces and the US marines will for the first time ever hold joint Resolute Dragon drills on the Taiwan-facing islands in the East China Sea in October to China's increasing military activity in the area, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported. According to the newspaper, a total of about 2,320 servicemen are expected to participate in the exercises scheduled to take place between the islands of Okinawa and Kyushu. The servicemen are to practice joint actions, such as paratroopers' repulse and landing, emergency transfer of troops and cargo with the help of helicopters and flight envelope. There will be live-fire exercises, including the use of 155 mm howitzers and HIMARS multiple rocket launchers. The Resolute Dragon series of exercises have been held since 2021. Previously, they were held on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and the northeast of the country's main island of Honshu.]
Me and the Serbians are experts in urban warfare. Last year Grigor Dimitrov came to the Citi Open here in Washington, DC. And I was outside because I had a job working at the tournament. And our tent was in mud because it had rained. I said it was a mud tent. And I took photos of the tent in the mud.
The Russians said the whole time that illegal items were sent along with the food stuffs, maybe the S-400 the Ukrainians destroyed in the Crimea is an example of an illegal item sent between Kiev and Ankara pic.twitter.com/8zPsbfPaNQ— Donna Welles (@WellesDonna) August 26, 2023
Now the theory is that the Turks send S-400 air defense systems with the grain deal.
The whole time the Russians said they sent illegal items with the food stuffs.
German computer capability.
The Chinese economy.
[Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Friday during a working visit to Kyiv to revive the crucial Black Sea grain deal and discuss efforts to end the war with Russia ahead of a later trip to Moscow on an unspecified date. The Black Sea grain deal, which was brokered by Turkiye and the United Nations in July 2022 to help alleviate a global food crisis, allowed grain shipments from Ukraine's Black Sea ports until Russia exited the deal last month, complaining that it was unable to export its own grain and fertilizer despite commitments made under the deal.]
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These are stories from France24 about North Africa.
My working thesis here is that the EU, the French, and the Germans have questionable military bases in North Africa. They cross borders. And then there are reports about government and upheaval.
Libyan National Army led by strongman Haftar launch assault on Chad rebels Libyan troops loyal to eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an airborne assault on a Chadian rebel headquarters in the southern desert late Friday, his office said. The stop-start conflict which has gripped Libya for the past 12 years has seen its rival leaders forge alliances with various rebel factions in neighbouring Chad and Sudan. On Friday evening, the air force of Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) bombarded Chadian rebel positions on the Libyan side of the border, before launching an airborne assault, its press office said. The immediate target was an unfinished housing complex in the remote outpost of Umm al-Araneb in Murzuq district, where the more than 2,000 homes under construction have been taken over by rebel fighters and their families, said LNA chief press officer Khalifa al-Obeidi. Haftar's son Saddam, who heads LNA ground forces, was "at the Chadian border to supervise operations... to cleanse the area of armed gangs," Obeidi added. Haftar's spokesman Ahmad al-Mesmari vowed that the LNA would "no longer allow armed groups or factions to use Libyan territory to launch attacks against neighbouring countries". The LNA did not specify which Chadian armed faction was the target of its operation. A number of rebel groups operate out of the Tibesti mountains which straddle the border. Earlier this month, Chad's transitional president Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno visited the far north to rally his troops after an attack by the self-styled Military Command Council for the Salvation of the Republic (CCMSR), which has been active in the border region. Libya has rival administrations based in its east and west, with Abdelhamid Dbeibah's UN-backed government in Tripoli vying for authority with an administration backed by Haftar in the east.
Niger junta authorises Burkina Faso, Mali armies to intervene 'in the event of aggression' The officers who took power in Niger last month said Thursday they would authorise the armies of neighbouring Burkina Faso and Mali intervene in the country "in the event of aggression". The foreign ministers of Burkina Faso and Mali, Olivia Rouamba and Abdoulaye Diop, visited Niamey on Thursday, where they were received by Niger's new ruler General Abdourahamane Tiani. They welcomed the signing of orders authorising the armies of Burkina Faso and Mali "to intervene on Niger territory in the event of aggression", said a statement read out by the deputy secretary general of Niger's foreign ministry. Army officers toppled President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26, prompting the West African regional bloc ECOWAS to threaten to use force to reinstate him. Niger is the fourth nation in West Africa since 2020 to suffer a coup, following Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali. The juntas in Burkina Faso and Mali have said that any military intervention in their neighbour would be considered a "declaration of war" against their countries. And Tiani warned in a televised address on Saturday: "If an attack were to be undertaken against us, it will not be the walk in the park some people seem to think."
(August 26, 2023)
This is me talking about the Telegraph. 8-26-23
I actually don't want the Telegraph to hire Ukrainian women journalist translators. I could do her job is why.
I say this about William.
Often he says stuff, and he behaves as though this is obvious what he said.
I don't agree with what he said.
The Telegraph people do that.
Some of this stuff.
I wonder about remember in Afghanistan and they thought the Americans were the Soviet Army.
The Telegraph is the one with Ukrainians talking on the podcast.
I'm just here in Washington, DC reading the newspaper.
It was some kind of crazy hearing Svetlana talk to me about Moscow and Petersburg.
For example, Solzhenitsyn lived in Vermont for eighteen years. My dad's mom's relatives have lived in Vermont since the Seven Years War in the 1700s. My aunt had a fur coat. She bought it from a Canadian furrier. It was a furrier that Queen Victoria used. She had coats from there. And I brought it with me to Russia. And I thought if I needed to I could show this to them and explain that I am from near the border with Canada, but we are Americans on the south side of the border. This is from a Canadian furrier.
This is from Canada.
Это из Кандады.
Notice this description of the Turkish economy.
The Germans and their think tanks and their foreign ministry.
The Serbian economy.
Turkish Police Prevent 60+ Migrants from Crossing Illegally into Bulgaria
Turkish company eyes Plovdiv for diamond manufacture
VIENNA, August 25. /TASS/. The expansion of BRICS marks a strategic success for both Russia and China, Daniela Schwarzer, an executive board member at Germany's Bertelsmann Stiftung Foundation, said in an interview with Austria's Der Standard newspaper.
JOHANNESBURG, August 24. /TASS/. Making Germany and Japan permanent UN Security Council members is out of the realm of possibility, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters.
Bad news is coming for the citizens of Serbia: Interest rates have surged
(August 25, 2023)
Notice how the women army people in Ukraine seem belligerent toward Moscow.
Maybe the conflict in Robotyne stems from the Turkish army expanding north into Russia, south into Syria, and east into the Caucasus region.
[The spokeswoman for Ukraine's Southern Operational Command, Captain First Rank Natalia Humeniuk, said that Russian forces are conducting an additional lateral redeployment from Kherson Oblast to the front line in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, suggesting that Ukrainian forces have further degraded the state of Russian defense lines in the area. On August 23, Humeniuk reported that the Russians were transferring parts of the Kherson direction to Zaporizhzhia due to the large number of wounded among the forces defending themselves in the Zaporizhzhia region. Meanwhile, ISW is paying attention to ongoing Ukrainian attacks behind enemy lines in Russian-occupied territories. Ukrainian forces conducted a limited raid on the west coast of occupied Crimea on August 24. Ukraine's Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) released footage and announced that Ukrainian forces had carried out landings near Olenivka and Mayak (both 116 km northeast of Sevastopol). GUR also announced that Ukrainian forces engaged the Russians and raised a Ukrainian flag before leaving the coast. Most Russian sources dismissed the landing as minor, but popular military correspondents expressed their concern about the vulnerability of Russian defenses in the western Black Sea coast and western Crimea.]
(August 25, 2023)
This is me talking about Robotyne. 8-25-23
Zelensky will meet with FM Billstrom, I guess he wants President Vucic to impose sanctions on Moscow.
This one is about Prigozhin.
Vienna is saying the EU isn't working about the Schengen area.
There are probably other complaints about the EC and the EU.
The North Korean missile program.
Maybe the Germans send Pyongyang military items.
The Pentagon and Syria.
And the sanctions debates.
I guess Zelensky wants Vucic to impose sanctions on Russia.
He meets with the Swedish government.
They're the ones who asked about the sanctions.
Bulgaria’s Defense Minister thinks there was an Explosion on Board Prigozhin’s Plane Bulgaria's Minister of Defense Todor Tagarev admitted the possibility that an explosive device might have been planted on board the crashed plane in which Yevgeny Prigozhin was traveling. According to him, it is very unlikely that in this case, it was a missile, because the effect would be completely different. "We do not have more specific information in this short period, but what we know, and what I know, following the events in Russia for the last 20 years, is the way in which the KGB operates," Minister Tagarev also commented to bTV. "There are many opponents of the Kremlin who fall from high floors, drink inappropriate tea, are killed by bandits. The case of an airplane crash is not unique," he added. According to Tagarev, it is unlikely that the case of Yevgeny Prigozhin will affect the military conflict in Ukraine. "Part of the people employed in this so-called 'company' are already in the ranks of the Russian army. Some are in Africa and have again taken up the task with which they were created by the Russian services. There they regulate political, economic processes and some part is in Belarus," explained the minister.
Austria may stop Bulgaria from entering the Schengen area One of the main goals, justifying the alliance of the "Denkov-Gabriel" cabinet, may soon be unachievable. Bulgaria will hardly get into the Schengen area this summer or at the beginning of the next year. This became clear from the words of Austrian Minister Gerhard Karner, quoted by BTA. The red flag for Bulgaria from Austria was given during the press conference of Karner and his Romanian colleague Cătălin Predoiu in Vienna. "Our position is that the Schengen system is not functioning properly, so we don't dare to expand it. There are checks at the border. The system as a whole is not working, at this point, it is not appropriate to expand the Schengen area," Karner said. Bulgaria and Romania expect to enter the visa-free zone together. Until now, the EP and the EC have called on the member states to approve the expansion of the union several times, but the Netherlands and Austria are against the decision, which must be taken by majority vote. During the press conference, the Romanian interior minister stated for his part that "Austria does not have a problem with Romania".
TOKYO, August 24. /TASS/. North Korea is poised to make the third attempt to launch its first military reconnaissance satellite in October, the country’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
"Washington's policy aimed at maintaining a de facto occupation of vast areas in the northeast of Syria, which are rich in oil, gas, and agricultural resources, as well as ongoing illegitimate sanctions pressure on Damascus leads to a further deterioration of the social and economic situation," Dmitry Polyansky said UNITED NATIONS, August 24. /TASS/. The unlawful US military presence in Syria is among the main destabilizing factors for the situation in the republic, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky has said.
About sanctions against Russia: "Every day they ask me to impose sanctions on Russia, it's been going on for a year and a half. If you think it will be easy, no... The situation on the Ukrainian front, unless there are major events in Moscow and Kyiv, the situation won't change soon. Every day you have somebody speaking on some TV channel saying 'Vučić, impose sanctions on Russia because Serbia is suffering'."
(August 24, 2023)
This is a description of Washington, DC.
The Pentagon is in Virginia. And, often locals they will want to work for the Secret Service or the bureau. Maybe they'll want a job at the Pentagon. That might mean everyday they'll report to work at the White House, or the Hoover Building, or maybe they'll head to Arlington or McLean.
Another group people are from out of town.
For example maybe they went to Yale. Or they went to Columbia. Maybe they went to UT-Austin. When I was little, it wasn't my goal to work in the Hoover Building, for example. Or the Pentagon. I went to language school and then I studied at Georgia Tech. I did research on the Chinese provinces that border the Russian Far East.
I guess it gets weird about the locals and if they work in these buildings. Maybe they don't have much education.
How are the Libyan deserts used?
The Germans used to test warplanes in Libya, for example.
The Bulgarian border with Turkey.
The Caucasus region and the Black Sea.
Maybe the Turkish army has secretive operations in the Caucasus region.
How are the ports in South Africa used?
Are they used by the German navy?
Tashkent foreign trade.
Turkish-made and Iranian-made drones.
[UNITED NATIONS, August 23. /TASS/. Moscow is concerned that a number of Western countries are seeking to take advantage of the situation in Libya to achieve their political and economic goals, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said at a UN Security Council meeting.]
[Bulgaria: Van with Migrants Crashed after a Chase with Police Another incident with migrants after a chase with the police. The van they were traveling in crashed into a sign on the "Trakia" highway near Tsalapitsa. Around 4 a.m., a patrol signaled the driver to stop. He did not obey, tried to escape, but after 6 kilometers he crashed. 27 people were found in the car, who said they were from Afghanistan. The driver is a Bulgarian citizen with a criminal record. He and three of the foreigners were taken to hospital for examination.]
[Bulgarian light infantry platoon takes part in multinational exercises in Georgia [Multinational exercises Agile Spirit-2023 are taking place in Georgia under the command of the United States Army Europe and Africa, jointly with the Georgian armed forces, and with the participation of Bulgarian units, as well as formations from the NATO member and partner countries. The aim of the exercises, which started at the beginning of the week, is to exercise action contributing to the maintenance of a stable and secure environment in the Black Sea region. Bulgaria sent a light infantry platoon from the 61st Stryamska Light Infantry Mechanized Brigade in Karlovo, as part of the 3,500 army personnel and civilians from 25 countries and military structures taking part. The exercises will continue until 1 September and will include a computer-assisted command and staff exercise with multinational brigade training headquarters as well as battalion tactical exercises at ranges in Georgia and in Turkey.]
[MOSCOW, August 23. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday will continue to take part via video link in the 15th summit of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), which is underway in Johannesburg, as the five nations' leaders are expected to gather for a plenary session, according to the event's website.]
[Uzbekistan's foreign trade turnover reaches almost $35 bln]
[Russia is developing thousands of Iranian-designed drones at a secret military base, according to leaked documents. Engineers at the Alabuga factory in Tatarstan, around 800 kilometers east of Moscow, are attempting to produce about 6,000 upgraded drones by 2025, as reported by The Washington Post.]
This one is about the Black Sea.
Lots going on there.
The Turkish navy.
The Syrian desert.
The Russian naval base at Latakia.
The Pentagon and counterterrorism operations.
The ports in Romania and Bulgaria.
[Former Director of Bulgarian Intelligence: Russia has serious superiority in the Black Sea "Turkey is currently a major factor in the region, on the one hand because it has real military capabilities in the Black Sea. Turkey itself is willing and plays a significant role in the processes related to the war in Ukraine and the crisis in the Black Sea". Dimo Gyaurov, former director of the National Intelligence Service, commented on BNT. According to him, in recent years NATO has underestimated the importance of the Black Sea and the Russian presence has not been compensated. Russia now has serious superiority in the Black Sea, Gyaurov said. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Turkey has restricted the possibility of NATO ships being present in the Black Sea. This makes the situation unequal in favor of Russia. "Bulgaria and Romania, although they have some kind of navy, it is not a combat one, but rather a patrol one. It is possible to take measures, there are talks on the part of Ukraine about the creation of a corridor, different from the existing one and based on the territorial waters of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey", Gyaurov said. According to him, NATO can be present in the region and exercise control not so much through a fleet as through air means. Gyaurov expressed confidence that Russia would not allow itself a direct conflict with NATO.]
(August 23, 2023)
1) Regardless of army stuff, Ukraine needs to start rebuilding its economy.
2) How are the ports in South Africa used?
PM Kurti is throwing to the other team.
Did Coleen write that one?
That sounds like a Wayne Rooney sound clip.
That's not worth money.
That's not BPS.
That's not a great effort from the Kosovar politician.
It's consistent with other complaints about PM Kurti.
Can he have that one back?
This is me talking about PM Kurti. 8-22-23
[PM Denkov, President Zelenskyy Meet in Athens, Discuss Bulgarian Support, N-plant Equipment, Black Sea Security]
[Bulgaria and Romania discuss joint strategy for Schengen]
[Bulgarian Police breaks up migrant smuggling ring Police broke up a major migrant smuggling ring in Sofia. 16 illegal migrants from Afghanistan were detained. They were found in Geo Milev Park in the capital city. According to initial information, four people who were involved in organizing the transport and the accommodation of the migrants were arrested. According to BNR sources, three of the detainees were bringing food to the migrants in return for payment and the fourth detainee was the organizer of the operation. Pre-trial proceedings have been initiated.]
[PARIS, August 22. /TASS/. The Global South countries joining BRICS would make them stronger economically and politically, a South African expert said on Tuesday.]
[MOSCOW, August 21. /TASS/. Creation of payment instruments resistant to external risks and strengthening the role of national currencies in mutual transactions in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) require detailed expert study.]
[President Vučić on Greater Albania and Possible Sanctions]
["His speech was very sharp and substantial," said Vučić and added, "Andrej Plenković also gave a substantial speech, which is not easy for me to admit... I had an open conversation with Zelensky who asked about the opinions of people in Serbia, why they think that way, and I reminded him of the 90s and emphasized that Serbia respects territorial integrity and that remains the case." He mentioned that he explained the situation regarding Kosovo and discussed the future of Ukraine's development… As he expressed, he spoke with Zelensky about our approach to territorial integrity, confirming that we respect Ukraine's and that won't change, unlike those who don't respect Serbia's. He stated that Serbia supports Ukraine on its European path.]
[Kurti welcomed Ukraine's efforts to defend shared values, including democracy, human rights, world peace, and stability, and expressed condolences for the losses and suffering endured by the Ukrainian people.]
This is a report about Warsaw and Minsk.
It seems like there are right wingers in Warsaw.
You wonder about the German navy and army in Poland.
[The US Embassy in Minsk called on the Americans to leave Belarus Immediately The United States Embassy in Belarus issued a warning on Monday and urged its citizens to leave Belarus immediately. A statement noted that Lithuania had previously closed two of its border crossings with Belarus and that Poland and Latvia had indicated they might do the same. The embassy urged US citizens to leave via one of the Baltic countries or by plane, as "they are not allowed to enter Poland by land from Belarus". In the message, citizens are advised not to go to Russia or Ukraine. "Do not travel to Belarus due to the Belarusian authorities' continued support for Russia's unprovoked attack on Ukraine, the build-up of Russian military forces in Belarus, arbitrary enforcement of local laws, potential civil unrest, risks of arrest, and the embassy's limited ability to assist US citizens residing or traveling to Belarus," the embassy emphasized.]
(August 22, 2023)
Won’t Germans use energy for military purposes pic.twitter.com/njtLBW4TDs— Donna Welles (@WellesDonna) August 21, 2023
Maybe the Turks make these drones that are flying over Moscow.
Currencies in Africa and China.
Maybe the SAPO and the Germans affect currency trading.
They use their computers to manipulate exchange rates.
[LONDON, August 21. /TASS/. BRICS may discuss striking an agreement that would increase the share of trade settlements in national currencies at the coming summit in Johannesburg, the Financial Times reported, citing officials with knowledge of the discussions. However, the newspaper said, the idea of establishing a common currency or rejecting the dollar as such is not being discussed. According to the FT, South Africa's BRICS Sherpa Anil Sooklal said in mid-August that de-dollarization was not on the grouping's agenda.]
[MOSCOW, August 21. /TASS/. The Russian Air Defense Troops downed a drone flying in the direction of the Russian capital, there were no casualties, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said.]
[Russia is developing thousands of Iranian-designed drones at a secret military base, according to leaked documents. Engineers at the Alabuga factory in Tatarstan, around 800 kilometers east of Moscow, are attempting to produce about 6,000 upgraded drones by 2025, as reported by The Washington Post.]
[Serious Concerns Over Yuan in China The largest Chinese banks are buying yuan to prevent depreciation. The recent acceleration in the yuan's decline is a result of the increasing yield differentials between China and the US, as well as growing investor concerns about China's weak economic growth and rising risks of default in its real estate and banking sectors in the shadow.]
Are the Ukrainians supposed to be doing that to begin with? Give the Germans Russian energy?
I don't want Russian fuel to go to Europe.
I agree the Ukrainians should stop the transit of this fuel.
Aren't the Germans taking too much energy for their army?
Serbia will increase supplies of Russian Gas to Hungary if Ukraine stops Transit to Europe The Hungarian-Serbian joint venture for gas trading on the European market will start operating in September. Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó announced this in a video message on his Facebook page after a meeting between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who was visiting Budapest, TASS reported. The agreement to create a joint regional gas trading company was signed by the heads of the Hungarian company MVM and the Serbian "Serbiagaz" in June this year. Szijjártó noted that the two countries cooperate successfully in the field of energy, ensuring mutual energy security. He pointed out that most of the Russian gas comes to Hungary in transit through Serbia on the branch of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, and Hungary stores on its territory more than 100 million cubic meters of gas for Serbia. The Hungarian minister also announced that Vučić assured Prime Minister Viktor Orbán that Serbia is ready to ensure an increase in the supply of Russian gas to Hungary via the Turkish Stream gas pipeline through its territory, in the event that Ukraine stops the transit of Russian fuel to Europe. "The majority of Russian gas enters Hungary through Serbia, and in recent days we have heard that Ukraine intends to terminate its agreement with Russia on the transit of gas to (Europe). Today (yesterday) the Serbian president made it clear that if Hungary wants to increase the transit of natural gas through Serbia, Serbia can provide the necessary transport capacities," said Szijjártó in a video message on his Facebook page. In this regard, Szijártó pointed out that the Turkish Stream gas pipeline is a guarantee for Hungary's energy security. He also confirmed the country's intention to continue diversifying the routes and sources of fuel supplies, including through gas from Azerbaijan and, in the future, from Turkmenistan.
(August 21, 2023)
The EU and army stuff in Africa.
The German economy.
The Chinese economy.
West African bloc troops 'ready to go' to Niger, official says
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Taiwanese politicians visiting New York City.
[China launches military drills around Taiwan as 'stern warning' after US visit China launched military drills around Taiwan on Saturday as a "stern warning" after voicing anger over a stopover in the United States by the island's vice president, William Lai. Lai, who is the frontrunner in Taiwan's presidential election next year, stopped in New York and returned via San Francisco on a trip to Paraguay, one of a dwindling number of nations that diplomatically recognise Taipei. China on Saturday called Lai a "troublemaker" and vowed to take "resolute measures... to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity". The Eastern Theatre Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army "launched joint air and sea patrols and military exercises of the navy and air force around the island of Taiwan" on Saturday, state media outlet Xinhua quoted military spokesperson Shi Yi as saying. Xinhua said the drills, the scale of which was not immediately known, were meant to test the PLA's ability "to seize control of air and sea spaces" and fight "in real combat conditions". They were also intended to serve as "a stern warning to the collusion of 'Taiwan independence' separatists with foreign elements and their provocations", it added. Taiwan on Saturday said it strongly condemned "such irrational and provocative behaviour" and said it would dispatch "appropriate forces" to respond "with practical actions". "Conducting a military exercise this time under a pretext not only does not help the peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, but also highlights (China's) militaristic mentality and confirms the hegemonic nature of its military expansion," Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence said in a statement. 'New provocative move' China claims Taiwan as part of its territory and has pledged to take it one day, by force if necessary. It launched major military exercises after Nancy Pelosi, then House speaker, visited Taiwan last year and later when President Tsai Ing-wen met top US lawmakers as she transited through the United States. Washington had called for calm over Lai's transit, describing the travel as routine. But on Saturday, an official from the ruling Communist Party's Taiwan Work Office "strongly condemned" Lai's trip, calling it a "new provocative move" by his party, the DPP, "to further collude with the United States", Xinhua said. "Lai's latest 'stopover'... was a disguise he used to sell out the interests of Taiwan in order to seek gains in the local election through dishonest moves," the official was quoted as saying. "Lai's deeds have proven that he is an out-and-out troublemaker who will push Taiwan to the dangerous brink of war and bring deep troubles to Taiwan compatriots", the readout continued. At a lunch in New York during the trip, Lai vowed "to resist annexation" and continue to uphold the core tenets of Tsai's administration. Lai has been far more outspoken about independence than Tsai, to whom Beijing is already hostile as she refuses to accept its view that Taiwan is a part of China. The Harvard-educated doctor turned politician has previously described himself as a "pragmatic Taiwan independence worker".]
(August 19, 2023)