Daily Archives: June 12, 2022

2022-06-12: News Headlines

Anonymous587 (2022-06-12). Economic Trends After Outbreak Of War. Is Recovery Possible? southfront.org SPIEF will be organized in an era of great change | Despite the increasing influence of the military agenda on the information background in the world, business still plays the main role. It is the monetary component that determines the agenda, contrary to emotions and political gestures. | It should be noted that a situation similar to the one in which Russia is currently trapped has been occurring periodically lately. Economic sanctions have become the m…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-11). Unable To Advance, Ukrainian Forces Kill Civilians In Donbass (Photos). southfront.org The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue attack aimed at threatening the civilian population and destruction of civilian infrastructure in the DPR and LPR. | On June 11, the People's Militia of the Donetsk People's Republic reported that Ukrainian armed formations fired over 180 shells from MLRS "Grad", 155-, 122-mm caliber artillery, as well as 120 and 82-mm mortars on the territory of the DPR. Districts of 8 settlements were shelled. Four civilians were injured, 16 residential buildings and 3 c…

_____ (2022-06-11). Turkey is Changing its Opinion on the Events in Ukraine. journal-neo.org The "collective West" and many NATO countries have finally begun to receive objective information on the goals and results of Russia's special military operation to denazify Ukraine. Instead of openly Russophobic coverage of these events by representatives of the current military-political elite of the EU and NATO and, above all, the United States, the true …

Anonymous103 (2022-06-12). Military Situation In Ukraine On June 12, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russian missiles destroyed a large warehouse of foreign weapons supplied to Ukraine near Chortkov in the Ternopol region; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Slavyansk with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Krivoi Rog with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Zvanovka with high-precision missiles; | On June 11, 320 AFU members were killed and 5 armored vehicles were destroyed by Rus…

Staff (2022-06-12). Russia destroys largest depot of West weapons in Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Russia's high-precision missiles have destroyed a base of foreign mercenaries in the Kharkiv region, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.

Staff (2022-06-12). Withdrawing troops from Syria out of agenda: Russia envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Russia's ambassador to Damascus told local Syrian media that the news on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria and transferring them to Ukraine was false, condemning the Israeli regime's attack on Damascus airport.

Alexander Rubinstein (2022-06-11). Ukraine Volunteer Fighter and US Citizen Craig Lang Armed by Colombia to Overthrow Venezuela's Gov't, FBI Source Says. orinocotribune.com Craig Lang, a US Army veteran accused by US authorities of carrying out murders on American soil as well as torture and other war crimes in Ukraine, allegedly joined a band of insurgents armed by the Colombian police to overthrow the Venezuelan government. | An FBI affidavit against Lang states that he was in Colombia with an Army pal when the country's national police provided him with weapons to attack Venezuela. | Lang's history tracks closely with that of Paul Gray, a fellow US military veteran and white nationalist also fighting in Ukraine. According to new revelations by a former compatriot of US-backed Ven…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-11). Barack Obama Says Ukraine War Is 'Far From Over'. news.antiwar.com Former President Barack Obama said in a speech at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Friday that the war in Ukraine is "far from over." "Make no mistake, this war is far from over. The costs will continue to mount," Obama said. "The costs will continue to mount, the course of events … are hard to …

WSWS (2022-06-11). Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov visits Turkey as NATO escalates war in Ukraine. wsws.org Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Ankara for talks to create a "safe grain corridor" from Ukrainian ports to world markets.

Staff (2022-06-11). NATO's No. 2 touts global conflict to make the world safe for…rules-based international order. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOJune 9, 2022 Russia's war against Ukraine has "galvanised our democratic society" Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ spoke at a panel on Russia's war against Ukraine on Thursday (9 June 2022), hosted by POLITICO and presented by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. He said that the war had not just galvanized NATO and …

Anonymous103 (2022-06-11). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine, Izyum-Severodonetsk Region, On June 11, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue near Bohorodychne; | Russian forces took control of Severodonetsk Airport; | Russian forces took control of the village of Pryshyb; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in the Azot plant and nearby districts in Severodonetsk city; | Russian forces secured the area of Church of Saint George; | The DPR command announced the beginning of the battle for the city of Slavyansk; | Clas…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-11). Military Situation In Ukraine On June 11, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Maloryazantsevo with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Spornoe with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Podgornoe with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Lisichansk with high-precision missiles; | On June 10, 170 AFU members were killed and 13 armored vehicles were destroyed by the Russian Armed Forces, accor…

Editor (2022-06-11). How pre-WW II Ukrainian fascists pioneered brutal terror techniques; later improved by CIA, now ironically taught to descendants (Part 1). mronline.org The history of Ukraine is long and rich. For millennia, the fertile lands of Ukraine with their black earth and rich seas have been highly contested.

Editor (2022-06-11). How pre-WW II Ukrainian fascists pioneered brutal terror techniques; later improved by CIA, now ironically taught to descendants. mronline.org The history of Ukraine is long and rich. For millennia, the fertile lands of Ukraine with their black earth and rich seas have been highly contested.

Scorinoco (2022-06-11). China, Ukraine, and the Belt and Road Initiative. orinocotribune.com On May 21, Friends of Socialist China joined the Belt and Road Initiative Quarterly (BRIQ) journal, the Russian Cultural House in Ankara, the Turkish Students Union in China, and the Istanbul Kent University as a co-organizer of a conference themed on "The Challenges and Opportunities for BRI Under the Background of the Ukraine Crisis." It was a hybrid event, held both online and physically at Kent University. | Friends of Socialist China co-editors Danny Haiphong and Keith Bennett both presented papers, and those are reproduced here, slightly edited for publication, below. The other speakers were Adnan Akfirat,…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-11). UPDATED In Video: Russian Special Forces Entered Battle With Overwhelming Ukrainian Forces In Southern Ukraine. southfront.org

Amarynth (2022-06-11). Open Thread for today (plus comments). thesaker.is For Ukraine issues, we can still use the latest sitrep here. Please use this as open thread for all other issues pertinent to the Saker Blog. A few latest happenings…

Staff (2022-06-11). China reacts to U.S. trying to link Ukraine, Taiwan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com South China Morning PostJune 11, 2022 Chinese defence officials take aim at US' 'aggressive' Taiwan-Ukraine comparison Chinese military officials hit back at US attempts to draw parallels between cross-strait tensions and the war in Ukraine, describing the comparison as very aggressive. At the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday, Chinese Senior Colonel Zhao Xiaozhuo said …

Staff (2022-06-11). "Our great friend Ben Wallace": British, Ukrainian DMs meet. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineJune 11, 2022 Reznikov meets with UK Secretary of State for Defence Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov met with British Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace in Kyiv, and the parties had a productive discussion. "I was pleased to meet with our great friend Ben Wallace. We had a productive and frank discussion today. …

Richard Horton (2022-06-11). [Comment] Offline: Why science is not enough. thelancet.com "Listen to the science." The distinguished climate scientist, Thomas Stocker, was speaking at the Science7 Dialogue Forum in Berlin, Germany, on . The occasion was the publication of statements from the science academies of G7 nations on antiviral drugs for pandemic preparedness, decarbonisation, oceans and the cryosphere, and One Health. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb 24, 2022, the G7 has assumed greater political importance as a forum for influencing global affairs. The G20 has been paralysed by Russia's promise to attend its meeting in Bali, Indonesia, later this year.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-11). In Video: Russian Mista Howitzers Hunt Down Ukrainian Armored Vehicle. southfront.org The 15th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment's artillery exercise with 2S19 and 2S19M1 Msta-S. 25 March 2020. Source: the Russian Ministry of Defense (function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12283792@egNews). | On June 10, the Russian Ministry of Defense shared a video showing a battery of three 2S19 Msta 152 self-propelled howitzers destroying an armored vehicle of Kiev forces. | The howitzers took position and fired at the armored vehi…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-10). Ukraine Fears It Might Lose Western Support Over 'War Fatigue'. news.antiwar.com As the war in Ukraine drags on, Ukrainian officials fear that Kyiv might lose some Western support due to "war fatigue," The US and its allies have committed billions of dollars in weapons, but some Western European leaders have been calling for a negotiated solution to end the fighting, an idea Ukrainian officials have rejected. | "The fatigue is growing, people want some kind of outcome [that is beneficial] for themselves, and we want [another] outc…

_____ (2022-06-11). As US LNG Expands In Europe, A Hidden Threat Grows. popularresistance.org In March, President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a joint task force with the goal of getting Europe off Russian gas and onto more of America's fracked gas. Most Russian gas reaches Europe via pipeline, so getting U.S. gas to Europe will involve liquifying it and then shipping it across the Atlantic. And as shipments of liquified natural gas (LNG) from the United States increase, so too do the threats from an unwelcome intruder inherently part of America's natural gas mix — radioactivity. | That's because government figures indicate that much of the gas that will be…

_____ (2022-06-12). Does Turkey Intend to Replace the CSTO in Central Asia? journal-neo.org Today there are two large military blocs in the world &#1 ; NATO and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which, aside from Russia, Belarus, and Armenia, includes Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan as full members. In addition to the members of the CSTO, it includes observer status nations, and Serbia has been such since 2003. On …

Staff (2022-06-12). NATO chief: Turkey has "legitimate concerns" in feud with Finland, Sweden, war against Kurds. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahJune 12, 2022 Turkey has legitimate security concerns: NATO chief Stoltenberg Security concerns raised by Turkey in its opposition to Finnish and Swedish NATO membership applications are legitimate, the Western military alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Finland on Sunday. Stoltenberg, visiting Finland's President Sauli Niinisto, said it was important to note that no …

Editor2 (2022-06-11). Backed by Israel, US and EU Allies Submit Anti-Iran Draft Resolution to IAEA Board of Governors. orinocotribune.com The United States and the three European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, backed by the Israeli regime, have reportedly submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors a draft resolution censuring Iran's nuclear program. | The United States and the EU troika — Britain, Germany and France — submitted the draft to the 35-nation board on Tuesday, accusing Iran of failing to offer transparent responses to the IAEA's questions over nuclear activities at three sites. | According to the draft, seen by Reuters, the board "expresses profound concern that the safeguards issues rela…

Editor (2022-06-11). Chancellor Scholz in Lithuania: Germany boosts combat troops for war against Russia. mronline.org Germany is playing an increasingly aggressive role in NATO's war offensive against Russia. During his visit to Lithuania on Tuesday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Germany would increase the number of its combat troops on the ground in that country.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-11). WATCH: Bashar al-Assad: Russia Restored Lost International Balance (English subtitles). marktaliano.net Damascus, SANA— President Bashar al-Assad said that Russia is facing a war that cannot be linked to the issue of NATO expansion, but rather it is an ongoing war that did not stop even before communism or before World War I, affirming that Russia's power today constitutes a restoration of international equilibrium. "So, we can …

____ (2022-06-11). Moscow to respond appropriately to NATO threats: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — A Russian Foreign Ministry official emphasized that his country will respond appropriately to the security threats posed by NATO forces.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-10). NATO Deputy Chief Expects Permanent Bases in Eastern Europe. news.antiwar.com On Friday, NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana Under the 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act, the alliance agreed not to build permanent bases east of Germany, but Geoana suggested that the deal is now "void" because of Russia's invasion. | Geoana said that as part of NATO plans, the alli…

Rainer Shea (2022-06-12). CIA-Backed Terrorism, 'Humanitarian' NGOs, and the Cycle of War Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Jun 9, 2022 | Within Washington's current disinformation campaign targeting Russia, there are a series of traits which reflect a pattern. A pattern that becomes visible when one has studied the cycle of imperialist propaganda long enough. In the 21st century, where sanctions, online narratives, and a dynamic of reignited great-power competition define how imperialism operates, this cycle revolves around exercises in marketing which use "humanitarianism" as the selling point. A network of "human rights" organizations engage in theatrics, manufacturing dramatic stories of atrocities by the ta…

Staff (2022-06-12). Russia caves into Azerbaijan over Karabakh &#1 ; again. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com PanArmenian.netJune 10, 2022 RIA Novosti removes Karabakh story after Azerbaijan blocks website RIA Novosti has removed an interview with Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) State Minister Artak Beglaryan after authorities in Azerbaijan blocked the news website. After the interview was published, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry declared that the interview with "separatist" motifs "overshadows Russia's efforts to establish peace, …

Staff (2022-06-12). Turkish army stands behind "friendly and fraternal" Azerbaijan and Libya &#1 ; DM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azer Press AgencyJune 9, 2022 Turkish Army stands by Azerbaijan, Defence Minister says "Taking into account historical and cultural responsibility, Turkish army stands by fair issues of friendly and fraternal countries, especially Azerbaijan's and Libya's, said Turkish National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar…. According to him, the Turkish Armed Forces, ensures the security of the country's …

Ana Perdigón (2022-06-12). Venezuela and Iran Sign Cooperation Plan for Next 20 Years. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and his Iranian counterpart, Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi, presented the Iran-Venezuela bilateral cooperation plan for the next 20 years, which covers four fundamental areas. Maduro is in an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran as part of an international tour. Iran is his third stop in the tour, after having visited Turkey and Algeria. | The two presidents issued a joint statement at the Saab Abad Palace, the seat of the Iranian presidency, in Tehran, and signed the Iran-Venezuela cooperation agreement that covers the energy sector (oil, gas, refinery and petrochemic…

____ (2022-06-12). Russian PM authorizes Russia's withdrawal from UNWTO. ecns.cn Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order on Friday authorizing the country's withdrawal from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Staff (2022-06-12). Iranian wrestlers rank 1st in Italian Cup. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers have ranked first in the Italian tournament held in Sassari City Matteo Pellicone Memorial, Italy.

____ (2022-06-12). Southeastern European countries call for acceleration of European integration. ecns.cn Leaders from southeastern European countries have called for the acceleration of the European integration process and voiced commitment to jointly enhance energy security, and address security issues and climate change.

Staff (2022-06-12). Submitting resolution to IAEA BoG hasty, political behavior. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister told Secretary-General of the United Nations that the move taken by the United States and three European countries in submitting an anti-Iran resolution to IAEA BoG was a hasty and political behavior.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-12). Israeli Security Agencies Foiled Iranian Plot To Attack Israelis In Turkey — Report. southfront.org Israeli security agencies had foiled an Iranian plot to carry out attacks on Israeli targets in Turkey, KAN News reported on June 12. | Security officials from Israel informed their Turkish counterparts of the plot and asked for their assistance to foil the attacks, which were reportedly planned by an Iranian network operating in Turkey. | KAN News did not reveal the nationality of the alleged Iranian agents were, their number, or if any of them were arrested by Turkish security f…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-12). Another British Mercenary Was Killed While Fighting With Kiev Forces. southfront.org Another British mercenary had been killed while fighting in the ranks of Kiev forces against the Russian military and its allies, the British media reported on June 12. | The mercenary, identified as former British soldier Jordan Gatley, was reportedly killed while fighting in the city of Severodonetsk, where Kiev forces have been attempting to push back the Russian military and its allies for a few weeks now. | In the recent days, the Russian military managed to capture most of Severodonetsk.

Zoe Alexandra (2022-06-11). France's New Ecologic and Social People's Union presents a radical vision in parliamentary election. peoplesdispatch.org Zoe Alexandra of Peoples Dispatch speaks to Florence Roger, candidate of the New Ecologic and Social People's Union. The coalition of left and progressive parties has made major strides ahead of French parliamentary elections scheduled for June 12…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-11). The First Highway Bridge Between Russia and China. southfront.org The first bridge connecting Russia and China was opened in the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk and Chinese city of Heihe. The opening ceremony was held on June 10, 2022. The bridge was planned to open back in 2016, but the coronavirus pandemic was to blame. | The ceremony was remotely attended by Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Russian Far East; Hu Chunhua, Deputy Premier of the State Council of China; Vitaly Saveliev, Minister of Transportati…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-11). Military Situation In Syria On June 11, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On June 11, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 9 times: 6 &#1 ; in Idlib province, 3 &#1 ; in Latakia province; | On June 10, the Israeli Defence Forces attacked areas south of Damascus with several missiles; | On June 11, five civilians were killed in an IED explosion in Deir al-Adas town; | On June 11, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Manbij; | On June 10, artillery of Turkish-backed force…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-11). London Is Yet To Stop Talking And Start Acting To Safe Mercenaries From Death Penalty In DPR. southfront.org The death sentence for three foreign militants fighting along with the AFU against Russian servicemen shocked the public. The mercenaries…

WHO Watch Team (2022-06-11). World Health Assembly falls short of insulating food and alcohol plans from commercial interests. peoplesdispatch.org The health impact of alcohol and nutrition figured among the topics that delegates from various countries discussed at the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva recently. While the two are recognized as a "slow-motion disaster" in the field of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the action plans that have been adopted at the Assembly will do little to tackle the root causes of the problem. | While most countries recognized alcohol use as a public health priority and supported the proposed action plan, only a couple called for effective steps against the alcohol industry. The delegate from Estonia, for example,…

Amarynth (2022-06-11). Pitchforks soon in Europe? thesaker.is by Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog Dear Europeans For your own children ¥s sake — on my knees and with my saddened eyes humbly looking downwards — I beg of…

Staff (2022-06-11). Five people killed in helicopter crash near Tuscany in Italy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Five people were killed after a helicopter crash in Italy, a regional governor said on Saturday, and two passengers were still missing two days after the aircraft vanished from radar screens.

Anders Husby, Lars Kà∏ber (2022-06-11). [Comment] COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and myocarditis or pericarditis. thelancet.com In April, 2021, international news media first reported rare cases of young men in Israel who had developed myocarditis shortly after vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.1 Since then, many observational studies from Asia,2 Europe,3—5 the Middle East,6,7 and North America8,9 have found COVID-19 mRNA vaccination to be associated with a short-term increased risk of myocarditis. Furthermore, this association has been established using multiple types of analysis, including comparisons of observed-to-expected rates,6,8,9 case-control studies,2 self-controlled cases series,3,4 and…

TeleSUR, jaa, SH (2022-06-11). Inflación en EE.UU. alcanza su máximo valor en 40 años. telesurtv.net Debido a las sanciones impuestas por EE.UU y la Unión Europea a Moscú, el sector energético registró el mayor ascenso en su precio desde 2005.

Ferry Biedermann (2022-06-11). [World Report] Waiting for France's turn towards preventive health care. thelancet.com Health has been designated a priority by the French government, with an emphasis on disease prevention. Ferry Biedermann reports.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-11). Turkey Unveils Indigenous Radar-Killer Kamikaze Drone. southfront.org The Kargi loitering munition is showcased as part of the EFES-2022 drill, Izmir, Turkey, June 6, 2022. (AA Photo) | Turkey's engineering firm Lentatek has unveiled the Kargi anti-radiation loitering munition on the sideline of the EFES-2022 military exercise. | The EFES-2022 exercise, which was held in Izmir on the Aegean Sea, concluded on June 9 and featured more than 1,000 personnel from 37 countries. More than 40 Turkish defense companies attended the exercise to exhibit their products. | Lentatek developed the…

Henrique Lopes, John Middleton, Oliver Razum (2022-06-11). [Correspondence] Preparing for what we abhor: an obligation of public health professionals. thelancet.com The current war in Europe has increased the threats to population health, including the possible use of atomic and chemical weapons. We are entering the reality of nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare.

____ (2022-06-11). 29 painting reproductions of Prado Museum on display in Chengdu. ecns.cn An exhibition of 29 painting reproductions of Spain's Prado Museum, officially known as Museo Nacional del Prado, opened to the public on Thursday afternoon at a subway station in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

____ (2022-06-11). US sanctions policy to create new G8 group: Volodin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Russia's State Duma Speaker said that a new G8 group including Iran and Russia will be set up with the sanctions policy of the United States and its allies.

____ (2022-06-11). Iran, Russia to launch green customs to strengthen coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Russian Federation will set up a customs office entitled "Green Customs" in line with invigoration of bilateral cooperation in the field of customs.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-11). North-South corridor begins op. with 1st shipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) began operation with the first shipment from Russia to India, the head of Iranian-Russian port Solyanka in the Astrakhan region said.

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