2022-06-22: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-06-21). NATO's Baltic blockade opens new front in war against Russia. wsws.org Lithuania's imposition of a blockade against Russia, traditionally seen as an act of war, is part of a deliberate effort by the US and European powers to expand the war beyond the territory of Ukraine, transforming the conflict ever more openly into a NATO war with Russia.

Anonymous811 (2022-06-21). Outcome Of Ukrainian Missile Strikes On Drilling Platforms Near Crimea. southfront.org Drilling platforms in Crimea | On June 20, 109 people were working on Russian drilling rigs in the Black Sea. Quite unexpectedly, these rigs were struck from the territory of Ukraine. There were three rigs in total. An emergency evacuation was carried out at the time. As of late June 20, 94 people were successfully evacuated. Others remain missing. The rescue operation is still ongoing. | The strikes were distributed among the three towers. The first tower received the most massive blows. There were 12 people on the platf…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-21). The U.S. Is Thinking Of Doubling Shipments Of Missile Systems To Ukraine. southfront.org HIMARS | The US is considering to 4 additional HIMARS multiple rocket launcher systems to Ukraine. | The U.S. will send four additional HIMARS to Ukraine as part of an approved assistance package. However, according to the Pentagon, the U.S. needs to allocate twice as many combat vehicles. However, the agency is still weighing all options, and the decision to send four more units is not yet final. The speed of delivery will reportedly depend on Ukraine's need for vehicles. Although Ukrainian representativ…

Editor2 (2022-06-21). The Old World is Over: Key Takeaways from Putin's First Major Speech Since Russia's Military Offensive in Ukraine. orinocotribune.com Russian leader has buried the old world order and outlined his view on Russia's and the world's future, in a key address | New centers of power have emerged, the unipolar world order isn't coming back, and the "colonial" way of thinking has failed, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday, in what the Kremlin The old world order is gone with the wind | When the US declared victory in the Cold War, Americans designated themselv…

Eva Bartlett (2022-06-21). Interview on Russians With Attitude. ingaza.wordpress.com Very nice to speak with the guys behind Russians With Attitude&#1 ;very insightful (and funny, too). Follow/Support them: www.patreon.com/rwapodcast RELATED LINKS: t.me/Reality_Theories/6929 ingaza.wordpress.com/2022/04/08/they-saw-and-heard-the-truth-then-lied-about-it-media-on-donbass-delegation-omitted-mention-of-ukraines-8-year-war-on-the-republics/ opt2007.wordpress.com/category/my-entries-from-occupied-palestine-apr-dec-2007/ opt2007.wordpress.com/2007/09/05/arrested-for-protesting-illegal-roadblock/ ingaza.wordpress.com/2008/11/08/on-board-the-dignity-en-rout

Contributing Writers (2022-06-21). "The First Casualty of War is the Truth". What is Really Happening in Donbass/By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell. marktaliano.net A Conversation with Christelle Neant of Donbass Insider on the War in Ukraine By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell Global Research, June 21, 2022 To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected …

Anonymous765 (2022-06-21). Institutionalised Terrorism And Nuclear Mushroom Clouds Over Europe. southfront.org |

Newsclick (2022-06-21). Mapping Faultlines: How the West's attempt to crush Russia's economy is failing. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, NewsClick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the energy war that has been taking place alongside the conflict in Ukraine. He talks about how the US and the EU thought they could crush Russia's economy with sanctions and the reasons for the failure of this strategy. He also explains the challenges faced by European countries in obtaining supplies from other sources.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2022-06-21). West at inflection point in Ukraine war. mronline.org Henry Kissinger predicted some three weeks ago that the Ukraine war was dangerously close to becoming a war against Russia. That was a prescient remark. The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a weekend interview told Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper that in the alliance's estimation, the Ukraine war could wage for years.

_____ (2022-06-21). On Lee Jun-seok's Visit to Ukraine. journal-neo.org Every South Korean president has sent special envoys to the US, China, Japan and Russia at the beginning of his rule. These were intended to familiarize the leadership with the course of the new president and to build bridges for further cooperation. Most of them have already been appointed, but the name of the envoy …

Anonymous349 (2022-06-21). Kyiv's Forces Made Another Failed Attempt To Recapture Zmeinyy Island. southfront.org On June 21, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Kyiv's forces had made another attempt to recapture Zmeinyy Island (Snake Island) in the Black Sea.On June 20, at about 05.00 AM, the Kiev regime attempted to capture Snake Island. | The plan of the operation composed by the Kiev regime supposed to launch massive air and artillery attacks at Snake Island, to disembark troops and capture it. | The air attack has involved more than 15 Ukrainian attack and reconnaissance unmanned aerial…

Anonymous349 (2022-06-21). Military Situation In Ukraine On June 21, 2020 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Ochakov with high-precision missiles | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Tuzla with high-precision missiles | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Loskutovka with high-precision missiles | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Podlesnoye with high-precision missiles | On June 21, 520 AFU members were killed and 45 military vehicles were destroyed by Russian forces, according to the Russian MOD…

Anonymous349 (2022-06-21). War In Ukraine Day 118: More Pockets For God Of Pockets. southfront.org June 21 was marked not only by During the past week, Russian forces achieved a series of important tactical successes in Severodonetsk and its surro…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-21). US Attorney General Visits Ukraine, Throws Support Behind Investigating Alleged Russian War Crimes. news.antiwar.com In the latest high-level US visit to Ukraine, Attorney General Merrick Garland Garland met with Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova near Lviv and announced the formation of a team meant to help Ukraine with criminal prosecution, evidence collection, and forensics. | "There is no hiding place for war criminals. The US Justice Department will pur…

Roger Annis (2022-06-21). Denunciation of Vladimir Putin's Essay on History of Russia and Ukraine is Unwarranted. covertactionmagazine.com Far from condemning the national aspirations of Ukrainians, Putin defends them In July 2021, Vladimir Putin published a historical essay …

_____ (2022-06-21). The War In Ukraine Marks The End Of The American Century. popularresistance.org Here's your 'reserve currency' thought for the day: Every US dollar is a check written on an account that is overdrawn by 30 trillion dollars. | It's true. The "full faith and credit" of the US Treasury is largely a myth held together by an institutional framework that rests on a foundation of pure sand. In fact, the USD is not worth the paper it is printed on; it is an IOU flailing in an ocean of red ink. The only thing keeping the USD from vanishing into the ether, is the trust of credulous people who continue to accept it as legal tender. | But why do people remain confident in the dollar when its flaws are kn…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-21). Many Dead As Ukraine Artillery Hits Donetsk Harder Than Ever Before/ By Patrick Lancaster. marktaliano.net

____ (2022-06-21). EU calls for ceasefire in Ukraine to allow grain exports. ecns.cn The European Union is insisting on a ceasefire in Ukraine to allow millions of tons of grain to be exported, the EU's foreign policy chief said on Monday.

Alfred W. McCoy (2022-06-21). Amid New Cold War, US Playing With Fire in Ukraine. commondreams.org The geopolitical struggle over Eurasia has proven to be a relentless affair, one that, in the years to come, will likely contribute both to Beijing's rise and to the ongoing erosion of Washington's once formidable global hegemony.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-21). Britain Says Ukraine Used US-Made Harpoon Missile to Sink Russian Tugboat. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday, the British Defense Ministry backed the Ukrainian claim that Ukrainian forces sunk a Russian tugboat with US-made Harpoon missiles, an incident Russia has not commented on. Ukraine said it sank the Russian tugboat Vasiliy Bekh on Friday and released a video of what it said was the vessel being hit with two missiles. …

Staff (2022-06-21). NATO summit: first top-level U.S.-Japan-S. Korea meeting in five years. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsJune 21, 2022 Japan, U.S., South Korea eye summit on NATO fringes Japan, the United States and South Korea are planning to hold a three-way summit on the fringes of a NATO leaders' gathering in Spain next week, diplomatic sources close to the matter said Tuesday. *** It will be the first top-level meeting …

Staff (2022-06-21). New Asia-Pacific Quad to be launched at NATO summit? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com South China Morning PostJune 21, 2022 A new Quad? Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand eye four-way anti-China summit on sidelines of Nato meet Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand are considering holding a four-way summit on the fringes of a Nato leaders' gathering in Spain next week, according to a source close to …

Staff (2022-06-21). NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre in Turkey for "conflict procedures for large scale air operations" drill. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandJune 20, 2022 NATOs deployable command and control centre ready to test capabilities Personnel from NATO's Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) get started on exercise Ramstein Dust II 2022 running June 20 — 28. The DACCC based in Poggio Renatico, Italy deployed its core DARS capability to Tàºrkiye last week. The …

Editor2 (2022-06-21). Taiwan: Red Lines and Strategic Ambiguity. orinocotribune.com By New Cold War &#1 ; Jun 8, 2022 | On May 5, 2022, the State Department amended its Taiwan factsheet removing the part in which it acknowledged that Taiwan is a part of China and stated that the US does not support Taiwan's independence. | While Washington has said the update does not reflect a change in its policy, it has clearly increased both its military and political activism in the region and Biden even went so far as to say in Tokyo on May 23 that the US is ready to use military force to defend Taiwan in the event of an intervention from Beijing. | As the US-led proxy war of NATO against Russia in Ukra…

Staff (2022-06-21). NATO summons Australian, Finnish, Georgian, Japanese, New Zealand, S. Korea, Swedish heads of state to next week's summit. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rustavi 2June 20, 2022 NATO Secretary General invites Irakli Garibashvili to the Madrid Summit NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg invites the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili to the Madrid Summit. "I am writing to invite you to the NATO Summit that will be held in Madrid, Spain, from 28 to 30 June. "Specifically, I …

Staff (2022-06-21). Pan-Turkic bloc: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan sign military pact. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyJune 21, 2022 Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan sign Treaty on military cooperation A treaty on military cooperation has been signed between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and a Treaty on military-technical cooperation has been signed between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the …

_____ (2022-06-21). US Murders Europe and Other Competitors with its Gas Weapon. journal-neo.org As you know, the main driver of US geopolitics has long been the reallocation of the hydrocarbon market. For this purpose, wars, coups and other conflicts are staged. To somehow camouflage such explicit aspirations for global energy market conquest, Washington has in recent decades adopted the brand of "holy war on terrorism" in pursuit of …

Anonymous349 (2022-06-21). Lithuania Trying To Provoke War With Russia By Blocking Kaliningrad. southfront.org Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | European authorities are stopping the transit Russian goods in the Kaliningrad region, which is officially a part of the Russian territory. Such a measure tends to significantly increase tensions on the European continent and contribute negatively at a time of major concerns about international peace and security. | On June 18, the governor of Kaliningrad…

Ron Ridenour (2022-06-21). Could Icelanders Herald Path to Economic Equality with Prosperity and Peace? thiscantbehappening.net (Part II of CAM Correspondent Ron Ridenour's Perspective on Near-Pristine Island-Nation — Part 1 here in Covert Action magazine) By Ron Ridenour We can learn from the Icelandic people's sense of assuming political responsibility, their tightknit togetherness—98% know people they can rely on—and from their culture, which fosters more authors per capita than any … |

_____ (2022-06-21). How The US Could Lose The New Cold War. popularresistance.org The United States appears to have entered a new cold war with both China and Russia. And US leaders' portrayal of the confrontation as one between democracy and authoritarianism fails the smell test, especially at a time when the same leaders are actively courting a systematic human-rights abuser like Saudi Arabia. Such hypocrisy suggests that it is at least partly global hegemony, not values, that is really at stake. | For two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the US was clearly number one. But then came disastrously misguided wars in the Middle East, the 2008 financial crash, rising inequality, the op…

Andy Kroll (2022-06-21). What Difference Does a War Make? tomdispatch.com From his first days in office, Joe Biden and his national security advisers seemed determined to revive America's fading global leadership via the strategy they knew best — challenging the "revisionist powers" Russia and China with a Cold War-style aggressiveness. When it came to Beijing, the president combined the policy initiatives of his predecessors, pursuing Barack Obama's "strategic pivot" from the Middle East to Asia, while continuing Donald Trump's trade war with China. In the process, Biden revived the kind of bipartisan foreign policy not seen in Washington since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-21). Iran begins beach handball world c'ships with defeat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The national Iranian beach handball team lost to powerful Denmark at its first match at the 2022 IHF Men's Beach Handball World Championships underway in Greece.

Staff (2022-06-21). Russian military to receive first Sarmat ICBM in late 2022. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Sarmat, Russia's newest land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), will be in the military's service already in late 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-06-21). Boosting Iran-Armenia economic coop to enhance political ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Continuous cooperation between Iran and Armenia in the fields of trade and economy will lead to bolstering of political relations of both sides, the Iranian official said.

Staff (2022-06-21). Israeli air strikes on Damascus airport 'unacceptable'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky has said Israeli air strikes on the Damascus airport were unacceptable and bore potential to escalate tensions throughout the region.

Staff (2022-06-21). VIDEO: Moment Russian boat blown up by two Harpoon missiles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The video footage shows the moment a Russian boat loaded with weapons is blown up by two Harpoon missiles.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-06-21). US overlooks Saudi human rights abuses, war crimes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Clare Daly says the US has secured Europe as a new captive market for its LNG exports, adding that the White House is walking back its policy commitments regarding Saudi human rights abuses and war crimes.

Staff (2022-06-21). Russia warns UK will 'cease to exist' in nuclear WW3. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The UK will "physically cease to exist" if the new standoff in Lithuania triggers a nuclear World War 3, warned a retired Russian general and military expert.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-21). Daily Round-up | Gustavo Petro wins in Colombia, Mélenchon surges in France. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we bring you stories from the election results in Colombia and France, protests in Tunisia and the escalating economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka…

WSWS (2022-06-21). Increase in violent attacks on mosques and Muslims in Germany. wsws.org Between January 2014 and June 2021 there were a total of 768 violent attacks on mosques and Muslims in Germany.

Francesca de Gasparis, Rev. Fletcher Harper (2022-06-21). The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa Is Hurting Farmers, Not Helping. commondreams.org Signed by more than 0 African faith leaders and organizations, a letter cites the growing evidence that this model of agriculture is not serving the people of Africa nor creating a climate-resilient future for small-scale farmers…

____ (2022-06-21). China increases oil imports from Iran, Russia: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — According to foreign institutions, China has increased oil import from Russia, Iran and Venezuela in May while its oil import from Africa, Brazil and the United States has declined.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-20). Ukraine's Kill List and What Western Media Ignores About Donetsk Civilians w/Eva Bartlett. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Award-Winning Canadian Journalist Eva Bartlett on Ukraine Kill List As Canadian Government Does Nothing Western Media and Politicians Prefer to Ignore the Truth about Civilians Killed in Donetsk Shelling &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization Many Dead As Ukraine Artillery Hits Donetsk Harder Than Ever Before/ By Patrick Lancaster …

Contributing Writers (2022-06-20). Interview with persecuted German journalist Alina Lipp/ By Miodrag Zarkovic. marktaliano.net Andrew Hirst 16h ∑ Welcome to the 4th Reich: #RejectRussophobia This is the second part of the interview of German citizen Alina Lipp with her Serbian colleague Miodrag Zarkovic. Alina has already been attacked by the full power of the German "democracy" for her reports from Donbass. I was surprised and shocked by the lawlessness that the Western …

Editor (2022-06-20). Washington, Allies Plan for a Long War Against Russia in Ukraine. scheerpost.com By Kyle Anzalone / AntiWar.com The Washington Post reports the White House is planning for an extended conflict in Ukraine. Leaders in NATO, the UK and Germany have joined the US in support of a long war. However, there is anxiety among some in the Western alliance that war fatigue will set in and support for Kiev …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-20). Scott Ritter: The Ukraine Crisis Will Be the END of NATO. libya360.wordpress.com "NATO and the United States are facing the kind of moral and physical defeat at the hands of Russia that will probably mean the end of NATO," he told presenter Danny Haiphong in the video posted on Monday. "I don't think NATO survives this." Ukraine War Update and Analysis with Scott Ritter, former US Marine…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-20). Tryzub: The National Revolution Fantasized by Ukranian Nationalists. libya360.wordpress.com Laurent Brayard Among the many ultranationalist organisations with a whiff of the sulphur, there is now Trizub, referring to the Ukrainian nationalist symbol of the Trident. The Ukraine is full of such groups and parties, in what is described in the West as folklore, but its origins lie both in the history of the Ukrainian…

Elliott Wallace (2022-06-20). More than 100 million people displaced around the world. america.cgtn.com The United Nations says fighting in Ukraine has pushed the number of displaced people around the world to more than 100 million for the first time ever.

____ (2022-06-20). Douglas MacGregor On Ukraine. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Here is him with Tucker.He touches briefly on the issue of targeting for VSU, but as latest from Donetsk tells us–HIMARS were used, of course, on civilian population. A great achievement of Biden Administration. Obviously, those HIMARS will be hunted down and annihilated, but what can I say–it looks like killing civilians is a skill well developed in Western armies. Just overall good talk by MacGregor, including the brief discussion of the end-state of SMO and Russia emerging from it–a topic many are afraid to talk about in the West.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-20). Ukraine Reveals "Victory Plan" libya360.wordpress.com Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs has a plan to achieve victory for his nation. All it requires is the West creating and transferring over a full-scale army and air force-worth of heavy weapons. Reuters in their article, "UK's Boris Johnson offers Ukraine soldiers' training programme," sounds like a generous offer but in reality it doesn't…

Amarynth (2022-06-20). 'Nothing Will Be As Before'. thesaker.is By Batiushka for the Saker Blog Western Europe and North America are now in dire economic straits. Four EU leaders, from Germany, France, Italy and Romania, have just been to…

_____ (2022-06-20). The True Cost of Europe's Sanctions Upon Russia Are Now Being Revealed. journal-neo.org Last Tuesday Russia's Gasprom company announced that it was restricting the flow of natural gas via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany by 40% from previously planned levels. The restriction was justified on the basis of delays in equipment to affect necessary repairs. Those delays are directly attributable to the restrictions imposed on Gas- …

Contributing Writers (2022-06-20). Interview with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov/ Minsk Agreements and Western Duplicity. marktaliano.net

_____ (2022-06-20). Iran and Russia Revive the North-South Transport Corridor. journal-neo.org Following agreements reached during the January official visit to Moscow by Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to further develop and deepen bilateral relations between Iran and Russia, the countries have decided to jointly revive the North-South Transport Corridor. This decision has become particularly relevant against the background of the unlawful …

_____ (2022-06-20). The Future of the British Monarchy in Australia. journal-neo.org In 1952, Elizabeth II became Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the 54 members of which include Australia. On June 2, 2022, large-scale celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Elizabeth II were held in the UK. And Australian Prime Minister …

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