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Baerbock Solidair with UA in Kharkiv

by Oui Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 11:38:38 AM EST

How can we lengthen the war to avoid defeat #liveslost #destruction

More ammo, heavy artillery and pantser ... training in U.S. for Patriot systems ...

When diplomats fail, the cannons of destruction start thundering and fighter aircraft roar across the skies. Baerbock witnessing what a year of war has wrought ... a very stupid person not fit for her task.

Time for German top diplomacy at the frontline in Kharkiv

A few weeks ago, NATO and Ukrainian forces were "winning", recovering large swats of land ... in the real world the war has been at a stalemate for months and has become a slugfest with both sides hanging in the ropes.

Statement by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on her arrival in Kharkiv | MFA Germany |

Kharkiv - besieged, bombed out, liberated. This city symbolises the absolute madness of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and the immeasurable suffering which people, especially here in the east of the country, face every day. The border with Russia is less than 40 km away. Connected by a shared language, there were close ties and a high volume of cross-border traffic before the war. Today you can see the deep scars of Russia's destructive fury on practically every street corner. Almost 500,000 of the former 1.5 million inhabitants of Kharkiv were forced to flee.

But you knew the consequences of failure to uphold the Minsk 2 Accords, Germany partnered with France, Ukraine and Russia. You failed to reach a permanent understanding not to expand NATO responsibility to the border with Russia in the Ukraine. You were blinded by power and arrogance of the Pentagon, White House and the charm offensive of Antony Blinken in Washington D.C. You bear responsibility for the conflict ... it takes good Will from both sides to reach peace ... the bullying by NATO won over diplomacy. You don't know the word peace ☮️ and the fundament of the EU ... economic ties NOT sanctions which lead to confrontation and war.

Smiling amongst friends with Blinken in Washington DC and a sour face failing to impress Lavrov with arguments in the Kremlin. The path to war was laid out by Biden and his NSC months ahead of Feb. 24, 2022. People suffer and tens of thousands have died. We don't want these markers in history ... such a waste. Delivery immoreel weapons won't bring an end to this conflict on the contrary.

Baerbock a tool of American imperialism going to war

Repeat of UK/US/NATO narrative of regime change in Moscow ... Annalena please get legal explanation of sovereignty, UN Charter and an existential threat to a nation.

Baerbock Great Conversation in Moscow - Jan. 19, 2022 |

So Baerbock came to the Kremlin and lectured 72 year old Lavrov ... nice, what did she achieve?? ... I'm certain she has not invited Lavrov to Berlin for further talks. The Soviet Army was first in the Nazi capital to free Europe from fascism ... losing over 20 million citizens. Did Baerbock pay her respects to any Soviet War Memorial?

Annalena Baerbock's message to America: She's in sync with Biden | Atlantic Council - May 6, 2021 |

No more "behaving very passively" in world affairs

Aggression by Russian President Vladimir Putin, such as his recent massing of troops along the border with Ukraine, stems in part from a lack of an "active foreign policy" from Germany and the EU in standing up for Eastern European allies, Baerbock said. "Germany is the biggest player in the EU and it's crucial that if the EU wants to be strong, if the EU wants to play an international role and also a role in its own neighborhood, that it needs a strong, open, but active German foreign policy. It's not about Germany telling the others what to do, but if we are behaving very passively, it's hard for the others." 

On the question of whether to go forward with the Nord Stream 2 natural-gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, Baerbock is a hard "no," in contrast to Merkel.

Senators McCain, Durbin Push Congress to Sanction Russia | Atlantic Council - March 21, 2014 |

Clearly the war won't end with a Scholz, Habeck and Baerbock in power in Berlin and blind support of Joe Biden and NATO aggression. Decades of peace in Europe destroyed by tearing up the founding principles of the European Union. By refusing a final solution to East Ukraine and faking the Minsk agreements, a point of no return was passed. A new greater Cold War policy has been started.

A Brief Window War in East-Ukraine

Crucial months long battle for Bakhmut soon to be conquered by RF

What German Diplomacy has become

Breaking with the past ... EU invests in the military of NATO

Europe entering a decade into its economic demise.

#stopallwars #stopnato #arrestneocons #stopwarmongers #workforpeace ☮️

From the diaries .. the developments over the last two years do not come as a shrouded to me. Further developments depends on decisions to be made .... no, I have shed my feathers of being an optimist after 60 years.

Thus the EU was very satisfied to cozy up to Joe when he got elected ... hope it was worth it in Brussels ... war in Europe.

Claiming leadership within the EU-27 ... Scholz clearly lives in yesteryear, no vision of the present destruction happening under his watch. Been hiding under a rock? Wahnsinn

The Global Zeitenwende
How to Avoid a New Cold War in a Multipolar Era | FT by Olaf Scholz - Jan/Feb 2023 |

The Zeitenwende goes beyond the war in Ukraine and beyond the issue of European security. The central question is this: How can we, as Europeans and as the European Union, remain independent actors in an increasingly multipolar world? 

Germany and Europe can help defend the rules-based international order without succumbing to the fatalistic view that the world is doomed to once again separate into competing blocs. My country's history gives it a special responsibility to fight the forces of fascism, authoritarianism, and imperialism. At the same time, our experience of being split in half during an ideological and geopolitical contest gives us a particular appreciation of the risks of a new cold war.

Global split in a New World Order to strengthen the United States ... MAGA  


Censorship Path to War in Kyiv - Winter 2020

From my diary ... soon cabinet posts would be rearranged by a deranged president Zelensky #panamapapers #corruption #oligarchs

NATO's Battleground Ukraine v. Russia | Nov 8th, 2021 |

Ukraine: from press freedom to censorship risks | Feb. 25, 2020 |

Last January the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports presented a bill in order to change the media and disinformation law. The proposal, however, has raised criticism from the opposition, journalists, and media experts, who see their right to freedom of opinion threatened.

As required by the Constitution, freedom of speech and the press applies in Ukraine. The media are - theoretically - free to express their opinion on what is happening in the country and abroad. However, the current situation, as reported by the international human rights organisation Reporters Without Borders, is not as democratic and transparent as stated on paper: Ukraine is only in 102nd place in the 2019 press freedom ranking. [Today in 106th ranking]

The Ukrainian media belong mostly to the country's major oligarchs Viktoria Pinchuk, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Petro Porošenko, Rinat Achmetov, and Dmytro Firtaš own the main Ukrainian TV channels which, inevitably, reflect the individual interests of their owners. Corruption, lack of financial transparency, and power games affect this picture more than ever, from which some sectors of the press and online media struggle to detach themselves, offering a wider choice thanks to the freedom of the net.

Burisma Holdings was set up in 2002. Its licenses cover Ukraine's three key hydrocarbon basins, including Dnieper-Donets (in eastern Ukraine), Carpathian (western) and Azov-Kuban (southern Ukraine).

Ukraine Caught Between East and West, Red and Blue | Oct 3rd, 2019 |

A long history of a divided state, caught up in collapse of West-European and Eastern Empires and the Rise and Fall of Communism in the 20th Century. The oligarchs run the nation ...

New policy ... fighting wars on the cheap ... let others pay and shed blood ... no American should die in our proxy wars. #nobodybags #noiraqwar #nomorevietnam


UA Ministry of Defense reports MASS, GRAVE, WAR CRIMES in Bakhmut discarded by WAGNER GROUP TRRRISTS

by Cat on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 01:05:35 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 02:54:58 PM EST
Come push to shove, the Kremlin is more likely than not to open a second front from Belarus territory. Another country under heavy sanction from the West, what is there to lose ... look East, not West. 😳

As Ukraine reinforces the border and Moscow deploys planes to Belarusian airfields, President Aleksandr Lukashenko advocates speeding up the merger with Russia under the umbrella of the State of the Union.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 03:00:10 PM EST
Past Years Many Joint Military Exercises or Drills Russia and Belarus

Russia and Belarus extend military drills amid fears of new push into Ukraine | The Guardian |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 03:01:09 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 03:02:39 PM EST
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CSTO (1992 mil): AM, BY, KZ, KG, TJ, RU
SCO (2001 NGO): CN, RU, IN, PK, KZ, KG, TJ, UZ, IR, AM*, AF*, AZ*, BY*, TR*, LK*, KH*, SA*,EG*
EaEU (2012 FTA): AM, BY, KZ, KG, TJ, RU, VN*, CN*, RS*
UTLC (2018 TNC): CN, KZ, RU, BY
by Cat on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 04:23:38 PM EST
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Could have been Bradley fighting vehicles ...

Destination Poland and Baltic States for US Army 2nd Brigade participating in permanent war in Russia in Operation Atlantic Resolve. Circumvent in answer whether armored vehicles could end up in Ukraine ...

See article and video report.

90 tanks and 170 Bradley fighting vehicles, 15 Paladin 155mm howitzers and hundreds multi-wheel armoured vehickes ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 06:11:02 PM EST
American military equipment arrived in Gdynia, Poland | Dec. 3, 2022 | Video - Reuters |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 06:12:45 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 06:14:06 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 07:03:07 PM EST
Duda hands over Leopard tanks, Putin shuffles generals, Soledar holds on

How the country lived on January 11, 2022

  • Zelensky traveled to the West.
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyi came to Lviv on a working visit. There, he held a coordination meeting on the state of state border protection and the current security situation in the northwestern regions of Ukraine. It was about the situation on the border with Belarus.

    Zelenskyi listened to reports on the condition and strengthening of fortifications on the border, as well as on the material support of border guards and military personnel in those regions of Ukraine bordering Belarus.

  • Lublin triangle in Lviv.
  • A meeting of the President of Ukraine with the leaders of Poland and Lithuania Andrzej Duda and Gitanas Nauseda took place in Lviv. The heads of state signed the Joint Declaration of the Presidents of the Lublin Triangle. "We support, have supported and will support Ukraine, in particular politically. Within the EU, we are fighting for Ukraine to acquire the status of a full member. I emphasize here the extraordinary determination of Ukrainian society to join the Union," the Polish leader said. And Zelenskyi wrote: "The Second Summit of the Lublin Triangle." Productive negotiations and adoption of important decisions. With real cases, we prove the importance of cooperation between our countries not only for the eastern flank of Europe, but also for our entire Euro-Atlantic coalition of states."

    The most important thing Zelensky heard in Lviv was Duda's promise to provide tanks:

  • Duda brought Leopard tanks to Zelenskyi.
  • President of Poland Andrzej Duda announced during his visit to Lviv that Ukraine will receive a company of German Leopard tanks as part of the creation of an international coalition. Such a decision has already been made in Poland. Duda's statement was made by his office on Twitter.

    As Rp.pl reported, Duda clarified: "As part of the creation of the coalition, a company of Leopard tanks will be transferred. We want it to be an international coalition, and we have decided to contribute to it the package of the Leopard tank company, which, I hope, together with other tank companies, will soon go to Ukraine."

  • Poland has 249 Leopard 2 tanks
  • in the A4 (142) and A5 (105) versions. The tank company consists of 14 vehicles -- three platoons of four tanks each (and the command section -- 2 tanks).

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 07:06:33 PM EST
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    Soledar has fallen to Russian troops. Bakhmut (Artymovsk) will follow soon.

    This constitutes the breach of Ukraine's second defense line within the Donetzk and Lysichansk oblasts. I will discuss those lines with the maps below.

    Russia had invaded with a small force of some 100,000 soldiers supported by some 50,000 soldiers of the Donetzk/Luhansk Republics. The opposing forces were 250,000 regular Ukrainian army troops which quickly grew to 450,000 and then 650,000 by mobilization of reserve  forces plus the Territorial Defense Forces. During the first weeks the Russian forces had taken a huge amount of land that they barely had the numbers to hold.

    Today's Wall Street Journal finally noted that this Ukrainian battle tactic is not a winning one:

      Western--and some Ukrainian--officials, soldiers and analysts increasingly worry that Kyiv has allowed itself to be sucked into the battle for Bakhmut on Russian terms, losing the forces it needs for a planned spring offensive as it stubbornly clings to a town of limited strategic relevance. Some of them say that it would make sense to retreat to a new defensive line on the heights west of Bakhmut while such a pullback can still be organized in a coordinated fashion, preserving the Ukrainian military's combat strength.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 08:22:27 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 08:38:41 PM EST

    As corruption scandal unfolds, Germany's Habeck wants to keep Qatar gas | Politico |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 09:16:34 PM EST
    Zelensky congratulated the military on the Day of the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and presented awards to the defenders and families of the dead

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 11:28:35 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 11:29:32 PM EST
    Ukraine Requests Heavy Artillery ASAP ...

    ... all is well on the front and UA defensive trenches
    #WWI #verdun #nomore  #maginot

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 14th, 2023 at 06:58:04 PM EST
    Mine is bigger than yours ...

    Big Bertha von Krupp long-range howitzer WWI

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 14th, 2023 at 06:59:28 PM EST
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    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 14th, 2023 at 07:00:53 PM EST
    Needless war ... more suffering

    Rishi Sunak offers tanks to Ukraine to help 'push Russian troops back'

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 14th, 2023 at 07:01:48 PM EST
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