2022-06-18: News Headlines

Anonymous811 (2022-06-18). Overview Of Russian Strikes On Targets In Ukraine On June 13-17. southfront.org Broken and abandoned fighting vehicle | The developments of June 13-17 on frontlines in Ukraine were marked by tactical successes of Russian forces in the region of Donbass amid the stabilization of the frontline in other sectors. In general, the most intense fighting is ongoing in the Severodonetsk-Lysichansk area and around Slavyansk. The situation is also tense in the Kharkiv region, where isolated clashes are ongoing in the north of the provincial capital, and in Mykolaiv and Kherson Regions. The rest…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-18). Captured US Mercenaries in Eastern Ukraine. southfront.org Alexander Drueke and Andy Huyn | In Ukraine, Russian soldiers continue to catch mercenaries from different countries. Some people claim that they are very ideological and go to fight in Ukraine to support the country. Others come to the front just to make money on 'an easy war with the Russians'. For example, two US mercenaries were recently caught. | The names of the prisoners of war are Alexander Drueke and Andy Huyn. They are both natives of the US state of Alabama. Alexander comes from the city of Tu…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-18). Report: US MQ-1C Gray Eagle Drone Sale to Ukraine Has Been Paused. news.antiwar.com Reuters reported on Friday that a Biden administration plan to sell Ukraine four MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine The MQ-1C Gray Eagle can be armed with hellfire missiles and can fly for about 30 hours. If sold to Kyiv, the drone would give Ukrainian forces the capabilities to carry out airstrikes deep inside Russian territory. | Sources told Reuters that the plan to sell the drones to Ukraine was…

Eva Bartlett (2022-06-18). Western media and politicians prefer to ignore the truth about civilians killed in Donetsk shelling. mronline.org Following intense Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk on June 13, some Western media sources, in tandem with outlets in Kiev, unsurprisingly claimed that the attack—which killed at least five civilians and struck a busy maternity hospital—was perpetrated by Russian forces.

Staff (2022-06-18). Johnson: Britain to provide more weapons, trainers for Ukraine war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineJune 17, 2022 UK ready to continue to provide military equipment to Ukraine, train servicemen using these weapons — Johnson Great Britain is ready to continue to provide weapons to Ukraine and to train the servicemen to use these weapons, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. "We will continue as we have from the …

____ (2022-06-18). Horn of Africa could face 'unprecedented' food insecurity in 2023, WFP warns. ecns.cn The Horn of Africa could face "unprecedented food unavailability problems" in 2023 due to ongoing drought and food supply shortages caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, David Beasley Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) has warned.

Staff (2022-06-18). UK offers new military aid to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered a major new military training program that includes training dozens of troops to enhance their skills and resistance.

Staff (2022-06-18). Ukraine in its previous borders no longer possible: Zakharova. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — The Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said it was no longer possible for Ukraine to return to its previous borders.

Staff (2022-06-18). U.S. Air Forces in Europe/Africa integrates with NATO allies in Baltic drills. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Air Forces in Europe — Air Forces AfricaJune 10, 2022 USAFE integrates with Arctic fighters during exercise Baltic Operations U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft integrated with Swedish, Finnish, German, and U.S. Navy fighters, June 9, during U.S. Naval Forces Europe's exercise Baltic Operations 2022 over the Baltic Sea region. Exercise Baltic Operations 2022, …

Staff (2022-06-18). U.S. military in Europe and NATO "synchronized" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. European CommandJune 10, 2022 USEUCOM, NATO Staff Talks Reinforce Collaboration and Synchronization U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Command Europe leaders met this week for staff talks, reinforcing the strong collaboration and synchronization between the two organizations.During this critical time, our ability to align and synchronize our efforts has never been more …

Staff (2022-06-18). NATO Space Command integrated into Baltic war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandJune 16, 2022 NATO Space Centre integrates with BALTOPS 22 A three-member team from the NATO Space Centre at Allied Air Command headquarters in Ramstein, Germany worked together with multiple Allied and Partner nations to integrate space capabilities within multi-domain operations during NATO's exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 22. During the exercise, the Space …

Staff (2022-06-18). Pentagon inspects Bulgarian military outpost. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. European CommandJune 10, 2022 USEUCOM Visit Highlights Value of U.S.-Bulgaria Security Cooperation Senior U.S. European Command leaders visited Bulgaria to discuss current and future security cooperation with Bulgarian defense leaders this week. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward "Hertz" Vaughan, USEUCOM's deputy director for security cooperation, policy, partnering and space capabilities, and a team …

Contributing Writers (2022-06-18). Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/ OSCE, Weaponized, not Neutral. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Amarynth (2022-06-18). President Putin: St Petersburg International Economic Forum Plenary session. thesaker.is Ed Note: This transcript is not fully complete but we post it because of the renewed DDoS attacks on Russian infrastructure. When it is complete, we will do an update.

____ (2022-06-18). WTO members agree on key issues at ministerial conference. ecns.cn The World Trade Organization's (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) closed Friday at dawn at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Staff (2022-06-18). Detention of Asadollah Assadi in Germany against intl. law. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — A senior Iranian judicial official has described the arrest and imprisonment of Iranian national Asadollah Assadi in Germany as in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

____ (2022-06-18). 1st Kazakhstan-Turkey transit train arrives in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Turkey rail transit train, carrying a containerized sulfur cargo of Kazakhstan, has arrived in Iran from Incheh Borun Border on Friday morning and will soon arrive in Tehran.

____ (2022-06-18). Eastern Chinese city sees rise in China-Europe freight train trips. ecns.cn Loaded with automobiles and auto parts, a China-Europe freight train departed on Friday from Hefei, the capital of east China's Anhui Province, heading for Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-18). Rockets Hit Turkish Base In Northern Iraq In Response To Recent Deadly Strikes (Photos). southfront.org Turkish army tanks and military personal are stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016. © Umit Bektas / Reuters | Late on June 17, a rocket attack targeted a key base of the Turkish military in the outskirts of the town of Zaylkan in Bashiqa district in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh. | The Turkish base was targeted with at least five Grad 122 mm rockets. At least two of the rockets landed near the base. However, no casualties or mat…

Victoria Torres (2022-06-18). UK Home Secretary Approves Extradition of Julian Assange to the US. orinocotribune.com On Friday, June 17, the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom, Priti Patel approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder and editor Julian Assange to the United States, where he potentially faces a 175-year sentence under the draconian Espionage Act. |

| Assange has been accused of 18 charges in the US, of which 17 are associated with espionage. He has been accused of publishing on WikiLeaks large amounts of confidential US military documents and diplomatic cables which, according to the US, have put lives at risk. However, the US authorities have not been able to provide evidence of a single US perso…

Amarynth (2022-06-18). Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's interview with the BBC TV channel, St Petersburg, June 16, 2022. thesaker.is Ed Note: This transcript is not complete and we will issue an update when it is completed. We post it now because of the renewed DDoS attacks on Russian infrastructure.

Staff (2022-06-17). Post-WWII shift: invoking Russia, Japan moves to NATO-level military spending. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsJune 16, 2022 Japan ruling party vows to boost nation's defense in election pledges Japan's ruling party pledged Thursday ahead of a House of Councillors election to "fundamentally" reinforce the country's defense capability and increase relevant spending in the next five years, as Russia's war against Ukraine has raised calls for a more robust …

Amarynth (2022-06-17). Pro-Ukrainian, but Anti-Nazi. thesaker.is By Batiushka for the Saker Blog I have noticed that there are a few reviewers of the Special Operation in the Ukraine who seem to support it only because they…

Staff (2022-06-17). Japan-S. Korea, Finland-Sweden: NATO moves against Russia, China in East and West. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com TimeJune 16, 2022 Japan and South Korea's Attendance at the Upcoming NATO Summit Could Worsen Global Tensions As the military conflict in Ukraine bogs down on a slice of the embattled nation's eastern and southern periphery, the geopolitical shift sparked by Russia's Feb. 24 invasion keeps gaining new ground. This week, it emerged that the …

Anonymous767 (2022-06-17). War In Ukraine Day 114: Defense Of Kyiv's Forces Trapped In Severodonetsk Crumbles. southfront.org Severodonetsk | The defense of Kyiv's garrison trapped in the industrial area of the town of Severodonetsk is crumbling under strikes of Russian forces. | On June 17, LPR media center reported that parts of Kyiv's units there already started to surrender."During the conduct of a special military operation on the territory of the Azot enterprise in the city of Severodonetsk, indeed, some Ukrainian troops made the right decision and began to surrender," LPR media quoted Alexander Marochko as saying. | Pro-Kyiv tro…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-17). Ukraine Bombarded Donetsk, Including Bombing a Maternity Hospital, then Claimed Russia(n) Did It/ By Eva Bartlett. marktaliano.net Eva K Bartlett 37K subscribers SUBSCRIBE On June 13, Ukraine unleashed a torrent of bombing all over Donetsk city, killing six civilians, including one child, and injuring tens more. My article on this: ingaza.wordpress.com/2022/06/… The Ukrainian shelling began late morning, resumed in the afternoon, and continued heavily for another two hours in the evening, a …

Staff (2022-06-17). New Australian PM: "I'm going to NATO as a priority" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersJune 17, 2022 Australia PM to attend NATO summit Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Friday said he would attend "an important" NATO meeting in Madrid at the end of the month as the United States-led alliance looks to further strengthen its ties in the wake of Russia's war in Ukraine. Australia, one of the …

Leo V. (2022-06-17). Ramzan Kadyrov Reads a Poem about Ukraine. thesaker.is t.me/RKadyrov_95/2289 Posted on Kadyrov's Telegram channel on June 10, 2022. Translated by Leo V. My sidenote: If I had to name this poem, it would be NaàØve –£–∫—Ä–∞—ó–Ω–∞ Ukraine,…

Editor (2022-06-17). Noam Chomsky: In Ukraine, Diplomacy Has Been Ruled Out. scheerpost.com [ By David Barsamian: Let's head into the most obvious nightmare of this moment, the war in Ukraine and its effects globally. But first a little background. Let's start with President George H.W. Bush's assurance to then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not move…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). In Video: Russian Cruise Missiles Smash Into Military Target In Ukraine's Mykolaiv. southfront.org On June 17, Russian cruise missiles hit a high-value target of Kiev forces near the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine. | Ukrainian sources shared footage of the powerful strike which saw at least two cruise missiles impacting the target at the same time. Some sources alleged that the target was an airfield near Mykolaiv where the Ukrainian Air Force was keeping two of its Mig-29 fighter jets. However, this is yet to be confirmed the by the Russian Ministry of Defense. | The cruise missil…

Maxyyjones (2022-06-17). Glenn Greenwald: The UK's Decision to Extradite Assange Shows Why The US/UK's Freedom Lectures Are a Farce. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Substack | People protest with t-shirts and easter eggs at Largo di Torre Argentina to demand Julian Assange's freedom against extradition, on April 11, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Simona Granati &#1 ; Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) | The eleven-year persecution of Julian Assangewas extended and escalated on Friday morning.The British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, approved the U.S.'s extradition request to send Julian Assange to Virginia to stand trial on eighteen felony charges under the 1917 Espionage Act and other statutes in connection with the 2010 publication by WikiLeaks of thous…

Staff (2022-06-17). World's 6th-largest military, 10th-largest economy: S. Korea can shift global balance of forces to NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com HankyorehJune 17, 2022 A weighty NATO summit invitation in the hands of president joking about inexperience Special "partner nations" have been invited to the NATO summit to be held in Madrid, Spain, from June 29-30. In addition to the leaders of the 30 NATO member states, the leaders of South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New …

Staff (2022-06-17). NATO allies working actively to accommodate Turkey's diktat: Stoltenberg. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahJune 17, 2022 'NATO allies working actively to address Turkey's concerns' NATO allies take Turkey's "legitimate concerns" related to the fight against terrorism seriously in the context of Sweden's and Finland's membership applications, the security bloc's chief said Thursday, assuring that alliance members are working "actively to find a solution." Speaking at a news …

Staff (2022-06-17). NATO HQ: Lithuania, Poland designated to groom Georgia for absorption into bloc. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseJune 17, 2022 The Minister of Defense of Georgia met with his Lithuanian and Polish counterparts at the NATO Headquarters Within the framework of the NATO Defense Ministerial, the Minister of Defense of Georgia, who is paying a visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, continues bilateral meetings. Juansher Burchuladze met with the …

Staff (2022-06-17). Baltic: NATO holds unprecedented air combat drills. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandJune 16, 2022 NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Uedem controls largest BALTOPS air play From June 5 to 17, fourteen NATO Allies and Partners Finland and Sweden are participating in the multinational maritime-focused annual exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS). NATO's Northern Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) staff ensure control of participating aircraft. *** "This …

Staff (2022-06-17). NATO HQ: Poland to more than double army, calls for increased NATO military spending. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish News AgencyJune 16, 2022 Poland advocates for bigger Nato budget Mariusz Blaszczak, Poland's defence minister, presented his country's stance at a meeting with his Nato peers in Brussels on Thursday. "…Poland advocated for increasing the Nato budget in undertakings that we will finance together," Blaszczak went on to say. *** Poland has recently revealed …

Staff (2022-06-17). Morocco backed by NATO states, with Turkish drones: Algeria dragged into worsening Western Sahara conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The HinduJune 14, 2022 The Western Sahara dispute and why Algeria-Spain ties have soured ==== Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco — sources Bayraktars And Harops: Is Morocco A Rising Drone Power? ==== Morocco has controlled the disputed Western Sahara territory for decades while the Polisario Front comprised of indigenous people continues …

_____ (2022-06-17). Governments Must Break Big Pharma-WTO Stranglehold On Medicine. popularresistance.org By acting on behalf of pharmaceutical interests and blocking WTO removal of intellectual property (IP) barriers to global vaccines, tests, and treatment access, the European Union, Switzerland and United Kingdom have betrayed the billions of people worldwide who still need access to lifesaving vaccines, medications, and diagnostics. In failing to deliver on a vaccine waiver for which it announced support and blocking the inclusion of treatments and tests, the United States has also turned its back on a planet desperate for the COVID pandemic to end. | The failure to temporarily waive the WTO's Agreement on Trade-…

Ron Ridenour (2022-06-17). Does Iceland Set Benchmark for Peaceful and Politically Engaged People? covertactionmagazine.com CAM Correspondent Ron Ridenour Gives an Insider Perspective on the Pristine Island-Nation Part I of II Contradictions in human behavior …

Staff (2022-06-17). Ahead of F-35s, Romania to buy 32 F-16s from Norway. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Xinhua News AgencyJune 16, 2022 Romania to buy 32 used F-16 jets from Norway The Romanian government is set to buy 32 second-hand F-16 aircraft from Norway, with a draft law approved on Thursday. The planes will be delivered in condition to operate for at least 10 years, during the transition period to the 5th …

Editor (2022-06-17). New Bill that passed House reinvokes old Russian bogeyman as pretext for more U.S. intervention in Africa. mronline.org Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the "Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa" Act—seems like relic from bygone era…

Staff (2022-06-17). Russian Mir Payment System to be Operational in Venezuela this Year. orinocotribune.com According to information that the president of the Central Bank of Venezuelan, Calixto José Ortega Sánchez, shared with Sputnik News, Venezuelan officials expect the Russian Mir payment system to be operational in the South American country as early as this year. | "We have the will for this system to be working this year if possible. I think that the most important thing is to have the will, that is what at this moment is determining the speed with which the project is being reviewed," said Ortega Sánchez during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). | He specified that tomorrow, on Friday, Jun…

_____ (2022-06-17). How Serbians Provoked Violence To Push Regime Change. popularresistance.org When Serbia's government was overthrown in 2000, it was the first example of a successful US-backed neoliberal color revolution. | The tactics used in this regime-change operation were subsequently repeated in countries around the world. | Journalist Brian Mier spoke with Serbian activist Ivan Zlatiƒá, a member of the presidency of the Party of the Radical Left, about this foundational experience. | Zlatiƒá explained how regime-change operatives intentionally "provoke violence" and then capitalize on the response of the government to discredit it and demand that it be toppled. "Serbia was…

____ (2022-06-17). Kiev Was About Fixing VSU Forces. It Was Recon In Force. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Douglas MacGregor gets it (Larry also got it early), Kiev was a feint. I and Vladimir (and Wera) also talked today about Douglas MacGregor, in a very positive way. I also spoke about Larry in our Russian stream today. Also, in a very positive way. Again, Military Art is called such for a reason–it is art.

____ (2022-06-17). PolitWera, Vladimir and Me. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Actually, Wera decided this time to upload the video to UTube. So, those who are not afraid of dipping in the profane intricacies of Russian slang, you are welcome))I know some browsers do provide English Closed Caption.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). Israel Threatened To Bomb Syrian President's Palace — Report. southfront.org Syrian President Bashar Assad. FILE IMAGE: Michael Klimentiev/TASS | Israel has warned Syria's President Bashar al-Assad that one of his palaces would be targeted if he continued to allow Iranian weapon transfers through his country, Saudi Elaph reported on June 13. | According to online news outlet, a senior Israeli official said that Israel is preparing for operations deep inside Syria, without informing Russia. However, the source noted that Russia was alerted before recent Israeli airstrikes on the country. | The…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). Russia Is Trying To Convince SDF To Join Syrian Army: Lavrentiev. southfront.org Russia had warned Turkey that a new military operation in Syria could push the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to establish an independent state, Special Russian Presidential Representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said during an interview RIA Novosti. | In the interview, which was published on June 17, Lavrentiev said Turkey would struggle with an independent Kurdish state on its border for the long term."We told our Turkish colleagues that this may lead to an increase in separatist se…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-17). US Deployed Military Equipment At Syria's Al-Tanf After Russian Airstrikes: Monitoring Group. southfront.org The US-led coalition had deployed addition military equipment at its garrison in the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on June 17. | According to the London-based monitoring group, a convoy of five trucks loaded with logistic supplies and military equipment entered al-Tanf garrison coming from Jordan late on June 16. The convoy was escorted by four armored vehicles. | The equipment were deployed just hours after a series of Russian airstrikes t…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). US Biowarfare: Fever-Carrying Mosquitoes Studied in Ukrainian Labs May Have Been Used Against Cuba. libya360.wordpress.com The Russian Defence Ministry earlier reported discovering files in seized bio laboratories in Ukraine which indicated that scientists were carrying out tests on dangerous pathogens with the presumed intent to use them as components in biological weapons. The ministry said these laboratories were funded by the US for over a decade. The Ukrainian biological laboratories…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). Russian Ops in Ukraine (June 16, 2022): West Sends Arms, Russia Still Gaining Ground. libya360.wordpress.com Update for Russian Military Operations in Ukraine for June 16, 2022 &#1 ; Russian forces continue to gain ground in the Donbas; &#1 ; Russia also gains ground outside Kharkov; &#1 ; Western media covers up Ukrainian shelling of civilian targets in Donetsk; &#1 ; The flood of Western weapons continues, but limitations are manifesting themselves; &#1 ; Harpoon anti-ship…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-16). US Tested Neuromodulators on Socially Vulnerable Ukrainians. libya360.wordpress.com Employees of the lab in the village of Sorokovka in Kharkov region tested highly active neuromodulators that caused irreversible damage to the central nervous system as part of the US military bio programme, Lt. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the head of the radiation, chemical and biological defense of the Russian Armed Forces, said. Sorokovka hosted a…

____ (2022-06-16). Denis Pushilin And Kharkov. Larry On NATO Support. smoothiex12.blogspot.com I don't have the link yet, but yesterday Denis Pushilin, the Head of Donetsk PR has been heard as saying that Kharkov and all of Kharkov Oblast need to be liberated. Pushilin is a very noticeable figure as, for now at least, the Head of independent and recognized by Russia DPR, but also, de facto a fully integrated Russia's political figure now. Very important at that and fully coordinated with Kremlin. So, when figure of such prominence speaks aloud on such matters then we should pay attention. This matters in so far as our assumptions on territorial goals of SMO are concerned. Now, three EU stooges talking abou…

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