2022-06-15: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-06-15). Ukrainian government plans book banning on massive scale. wsws.org Oleksandra Koval, director of the Ukrainian Book Institute (UBI), estimated that more than 100 million copies of "propaganda books," including Russian classics, needed to be removed from Ukraine's public libraries.

Staff (2022-06-15). US reluctant to see peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The Russian Ambassador to the United States criticized the US' official remarks about the possibility of increasing supplies of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to Ukraine.

WSWS (2022-06-15). Amid strike wave across France, Macron calls to rearm against Russia. wsws.org Citing NATO's war on Russia, the French government is preparing a massive increase in military spending, social cuts, and laws to impose speed-up in industry.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-15). Biden Officials Concerned Russia Sanctions Hurting Ordinary People More Than Putin. news.antiwar.com Bloomberg History has shown that US sanctions and other economic pressure do little to change the targeted government and

Staff (2022-06-15). 18th Astana peace talks begins in Kazakhstan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — The18th international meeting on Syria better known as Astana peace talks kicked off in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-14). Ukraine Admits Russia Is Winning in the Donbas in Plea for More Weapons. news.antiwar.com In recent weeks, Ukrainian officials have been more candid about their losses on the battlefield as they plead with the US and other Western nations to send more arms. Ukrainian officials "In this war, the victory will be with the side that has more and better weapons. And, if Ukraine doesn't obtain enough weapons in time, it will b…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-14). Pentagon Says Ukraine Will Survive and the US Will Arm It for Years to Come. news.antiwar.com On Monday, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks "I think what we can assure ourselves today is that there will be a country called Ukraine. It will be a sovereign country and that country will have a military that will need to defend it," Hicks said at the Defense One Tech Summit. | "And so as we look ahead, we're thinking thro…

_____ (2022-06-14). The War in Ukraine Points to Major Changes in the Future Structure of Power in the World. journal-neo.org The war in Ukraine has been characterised by misinformation almost from the very beginning. The Western media has shown an amazing capacity for selective memory. Accounts of the war almost always commence with the Russian intervention in the Donbass in February 2022. It is as though the events in the preceding seven years never happened, …

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Russian Side To Secure Humanitarian Corridor From Azot Plant In Severodonetsk. southfront.org The Russian Defense Ministry announced the opening of a humanitarian corridor from the industrial zone of Severodonetsk to the city of Svatovo, which is under control of the in the Luhansk People's Republic, on June 15. The strategy of the Ukrainian military in the city of Severodonetsk is very similar to the one used at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. | According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the decision was made in response to the request of the Ukrainian side to organize…

Staff (2022-06-14). Ukraine: Lithuania to provide ammunition for Turkish combat drones. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformJune 14, 2022 Lithuania agrees on ammunition for Bayraktar drone donated to Ukraine The Lithuanian Defense Ministry has agreed on ammunition for the Bayraktar TB2 UAV for Ukraine, for which the Lithuanians raised funds but Turkey's Baykar Makina later decided to donate the drone to Ukraine. Lithuania's Minister of National Defense Arvydas Anusauskas said this …

Andrew Korybko (2022-06-14). Ukraine is Blackmailing the Global South by Officially Demanding Weapons for Wheat. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko &#1 ; Jun 8, 2022 | The so-called "deadlock" over resolving the global food crisis is just as artificially manufactured as its origins since Kiev has now officially declared that it won't resume wheat exports by sea to the Global South unless it receives anti-ship missiles first. | Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar

Staff (2022-06-14). Wounded Ukrainian soldiers treated in Norway. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com AzertagJune 14, 2022 The first wounded soldiers arrived in Norway from Ukraine The first wounded soldiers arrived in Norway from Ukraine. AZERTAC reports that the wounded will be treated in Norwegian hospitals. The humanitarian action is part of Norway's contribution to the European Union's Civil Emergency Plan (UCPM) under a pre-approved scheme for 5 patients. …

Staff (2022-06-14). German chancellor vows to supply Ukraine modern weapons, defend "every inch of NATO territory" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian News AgencyJune 14, 2022 Scholz Again Promised To Supply Ukraine With Most Modern Weapons German Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed Berlin's commitment to supply Ukraine with modern weapons.DW writes about this, European Pravda reports. "It is clear that Ukraine needs additional weapons for its defense," Scholz said, adding that Germany has been supplying Ukraine with …

Ann Brown (2022-06-14). Former Ukrainian Heavyweight Champion Puts Out Video Against Roy Jones Jr. Over Russian Ties. moguldom.com Black American boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. is being called out by former Ukrainian heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko over Jones' strong ties to Russia. On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine, and since then, a total of 3,153 civilians have been killed, the U.N.'s Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement …

_____ (2022-06-14). Ukraine Bits: No Ammo, More Casualties, And Passing The Buck. popularresistance.org Two days ago I noted that the blame game for the loss of the war has begun. Zelensky will be the one to whom the buck will be passed to. President Biden has now joined in this: | President Joe Biden, speaking to donors at a Democratic fundraiser here, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy "didn't want to hear it" when U.S. intelligence gathered information that Russia was preparing to invade. | The remarks came as Biden was talking about his work to rally and solidify support for Ukraine as the war continues into its fourth month. | "Nothing like this has happened since World War II. I know a lot of people…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Import Of Russian Fossil Fuels By Countries Since Launch Of Military Operation In Ukraine &#1 ; CREA. southfront.org The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has published an interesting graphic showing the dynamics of imports of fossil energy resources from the Russian Federation…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Military Situation In Ukraine On June 14, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Priluki with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Bakhmut with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Gorskoe with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Lisichansk with high-precision missiles; | On June 13, 3 AFU members were killed and 13 armored vehicles were destroyed by Russian forces, according to the Russian M…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On June 14, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org According to preliminary reports, the village of Bohorodychne came under Russian control; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in the Zolote area; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue near Dovhen'ke settlement; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in the Azot plant in Severodonetsk city; | Russia opens a humanitarian corridor for evacuation of civilians from Severodonetsk city in the northern direction to Svatovo in…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Russian Kalibr Missiles Destroyed Ukrainian Ammunition Depot In Chernihiv Region. southfront.org On June 13, Russian Kalibr missiles hit an ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the town of Priluki in the Ukrainian Chernihiv region. | The 332 arsenal of missile weapons and ammunition of the AFU is located in the town in the A-4245 military base. | The local authorities confirmed that 3 missiles hit the military depot. As a result, a large explosion was seen in the area. | According to local reports, the Ukrainian authorities have begun evacuating from the outskirts of the…

Alexander Rubinstein (2022-06-14). FBI: Ukraine Fighter and US Fugitive Craig Lang Armed by Colombia To Overthrow Venezuela Gov't. mintpressnews.com Lang, who is wanted for two murders in the United States, was "able to obtain firearms from law enforcement in Bogota" to fight Venezuela's government.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-14). NATO Proposes Territorial Concessions to Kiev Regime as it Seeks 'Exit Strategy'. libya360.wordpress.com Drago Bosnic On 12 June, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the US-led "defensive alliance" wants to "strengthen Ukraine's position at the negotiating table", but also added that any peace deal would involve "tough negotiations and compromises", apparently including territorial and sovereignty concessions. "Peace is possible," Stoltenberg said, adding, "The only question is what price are…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-14). Ukraine Says It Needs $5 Billion in Monthly External Aid To Avoid Budget Cut. news.antiwar.com The head of the Ukrainian parliament's financial committee "We have to borrow $5 billion monthly. If we do not get it, we will have to cut spending," Danylo Hetmantsev said, according to Reuters. | Hetmantsev said the Ukrainian government's revenues cover less than half of its expenses due to the war. He said the government spent about 2 billion…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-14). US Expects Announcement of More Weapons for Ukraine at Meeting of Nearly Nations. news.antiwar.com The US expects the announcement of more weapons for Ukraine at a meeting of nearly nations in Brussels that will take place on Wednesday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will host the meeting, convening a new forum dubbed the Ukraine Contact Group for the third time. At previous meetings, Western powers pledged to send heavy weapons to Ukraine. | On Monday, Ukrainian pr…

Anonymous765 (2022-06-14). Ukraine Continues Shelling Civilians As They Continue To Loose The War. southfront.org |

Elliott Wallace (2022-06-14). U.S. sends new round of weapons to Ukraine. america.cgtn.com The United States has pledged a further round of weapons for Ukraine this month, the 11th such drawdown of equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense since August 2021.

Staff (2022-06-14). NATO twists Sweden's arm over Turkish diktat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hurriyet Daily NewsJune 14, 2022 Amid NATO bid, Sweden vows tougher anti-terror laws Sweden takes Turkey's terrorism concerns very seriously and will bring tougher anti-terrorism legislation into force as of July 1, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has said in a joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. NATO chief held a two-day trip …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-14). Turkey Rains on NATO's Parade. libya360.wordpress.com Scott Ritter Letters of application to NATO from Finland and Sweden, presented to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on May 18. (NATO) On May 18, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a Norwegian named Jen Stoltenberg, stood on a stage, flanked by the ambassadors to NATO of Finland and Sweden, Klaus Korhonen and Axel…

Staff (2022-06-14). Central Command chief visits NATO partners Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Central CommandJune 14, 2022 U.S. CENTCOM Commander meets with Uzbekistan's Defense Officials Today, I [Central Command chief General Erik Kurilla] had a great series of engagements here in Tashkent, with President Mirziyoyev, General-Lieutenant Makhmudov, General Lieutenant Qurbonov, General Major Khalmuhamedov, and the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan. These were …

WSWS (2022-06-14). NATO-Russia war inflames conflict between Turkey and Greece. wsws.org Ankara and Athens are holding war games aimed at each other, trading accusations of disregarding treaties, and violating each others' borders with fighters and warships.

WSWS (2022-06-14). Johnson government legislates to rip up Northern Ireland protocol. wsws.org A course has been set for legal battles and trade war with the European Union.

Jason Ditz (2022-06-14). Iran: Nuclear Activities Are Fully Reversible. news.antiwar.com Last week's IAEA meeting culminated with an anti-Iran resolution. Iran retaliated by announcing increases in enrichment activities, and removing some IAEA cameras. This was condemned by the US and European nations. | Iran has issued a statement now pointing out that all of these activities That is roughly in keeping with now Iran has acted si…

_____ (2022-06-14). Afghans are Coming to the St Petersburg Economic Forum. journal-neo.org Representatives of Afghanistan have been invited to this year's St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Their delegation will be represented by Jamal Nasir Garwa, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of Kabul in Moscow. That being said, Russia shows it is not cooperating with the Taliban, who are still banned by both the UN and the Russian Federation, but with …

Staff (2022-06-14). Take Action: Join the March for Return and Liberation in Brussels, October 2022. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins in this call from the Masar Badil and encourages all to participate widely in the march for return and liberation in Brussels! Call and Statement: Join the international Palestinian popular march in the heart of Europe Together on the road to return and liberation, towards victory for Palestine! European …

Editor (2022-06-14). Intellectual prostitutes call critics foreign agents, useful idiots. mronline.org A military funded academic, working at a school launched by Condoleezza Rice, claims leftist and anti-war journalists engage in Russian disinformation. His report doesn't provide any evidence or refute anyone's argument, but the legacy media laps it up.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Military SItuation In Syria On June 14, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On June 14, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On June 14, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ain Issa; | On June 14, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Manbij; | On June 13, thé Russian Army stablished a new military post near the town of Andan in Aleppo province; | On June 13, three SAA servicemen were assassinated in Qunait…

Amarynth (2022-06-14). The World Is Looking At You. thesaker.is By Batiushka for The Saker A huge and historic injustice took place in Europe in 1914, which over the next four years left many, many millions dead. Who was responsible?>

Richard S. Dunn (2022-06-14). New Bill That Passed House Reinvokes Old Russian Bogeyman as Pretext For More U.S. Intervention in Africa. covertactionmagazine.com Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the "Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa" Act—seems like relic from bygone era …

Staff (2022-06-14). Russian envoy stresses Iran role in regional, intl. security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The Russian Ambassador to Tehran in a meeting with the Attorney General stressed Iran's role in creating security in the region and beyond and called for expanding bilateral ties in all areas.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-14). Construction of wall along Iran border nearly over: Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Turkish media has cited a report presented to the Turkish parliament as showing that Turkey has so far constructed a 1,079-kilometer-long wall along its borders with Iran and the entire construction is almost complete.

Staff (2022-06-14). North-South corridor to boost Tehran-Yerevan economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Saying that Armenia has good relations with the friendly country of Iran, the Armenian Prime Minister expressed hope that Armenia's economic relations with Iran will increase with the construction of the North-South corridor.

____ (2022-06-14). Iran, Croatia to expand coop. in intl. trade fairs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iran and Croatia will enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of trade and economy particularly in the area of international exhibitions.

Staff (2022-06-14). Ashgabat seeking more gas swap to Azerbaijan, other countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Oil Minister said that Turkmenistan asked Iran to increase gas swaps to Azerbaijan and other neighboring countries.

____ (2022-06-14). Russia imposes sanctions on 49 Britons including journalists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Russia on Tuesday said it was blacklisting 49 UK citizens, including defense officials and prominent reporters and editors.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-14). àáavu≈üoƒülu invites Amir-Abdollahian to visit Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — In a phone conversation on Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu invited his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to visit Turkey in the near future.

Amarynth (2022-06-13). Sitrep Operation Z: The Great WalkBack. thesaker.is By Amarynth for the Saker Blog Recall: We have no idea what the Russian end-point is, except for this part of the SMO, demilitarization and denazification of the two Donbass…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-13). Next 100 Days of Ukraine War. libya360.wordpress.com M. K. BHADRAKUMAR Ukrainian casualties in the conflict are running at a rate of somewhere between 600 and 1,000 a day, according to Guardian. The New York-based Council on Foreign Relations held a videoconference on May 31 titled Russia's War in Ukraine: How does it end? The president of the think tank Richard Haas chaired the panel…

Kevin Mwanza (2022-06-13). Report: More Than 1,000 Russians Are Practicing For Nuclear War Near Moscow. moguldom.com More than 1,000 Russian military service members are practicing for nuclear war near Moscow, holding maneuver drill exercises using 100-plus vehicles including Yars intercontinental ballistic missile launchers, according to reports citing the Russian Defense Ministry. The exercises involve practicing "intensive manoeuvring actions on combat patrol routes" by Russia's so-called strategic missile forces, a branch of …

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-13). Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visits Imperial to see top research. imperial.ac.uk The President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visited Imperial to meet the College's Portuguese students and staff to celebrate Day of Portugal.

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