Daily Archives: June 13, 2022

2022-06-13: News Headlines

____ (2022-06-13). EU chief vows fast reply to Kyiv on membership. ecns.cn European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the commission will provide a clear response this week to Ukraine over its quest to join the European Union.

____ (2022-06-13). Rebranded McDonald's restaurants reopen in Russia. ecns.cn The successor to McDonald's in Russia, "Vkusno – i tochka," which translates to "Tasty and that's it, reopened the first batch of 15 restaurants in Moscow and its suburbs on Sunday, three months after the U.S. fast-food chain ended its business in Russia.

____ (2022-06-13). Artists build giant picnic blanket in Swiss. ecns.cn A giant picnic blanket covers streets and squares during the BIGNIK art installation in the old town of St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 12, 2022.

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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-12). Evgueny Karas, SBU Agent and Leader of the Neo-Nazi Group S 14. libya360.wordpress.com Laurent Brayard Among the colorful fauna of Ukrainian neo-Nazism, and as a continuation of my work on the firm establishment of this ideology in Ukraine, here is an investigation into the S 14 group. For despite attempts to hide the truth about the deep and wide contamination of the Ukrainian people with neo-Nazism, the Western…

_____ (2022-06-12). Iran V UAE — 'Russia And Ukraine Gulf Edition' Coming Soon? popularresistance.org Although receiving miniscule media coverage, Thursday's announcement that Israel had deployed military infrastructure to the UAE and Bahrain in the shape of radar systems, ostensibly to counter an alleged missile threat from nearby Iran, should be a cause for concern amongst onlookers. | Coming in the same 24 hour period in which Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett paid a surprise visit to the Emirates, and in which Israeli Forces bombed Damascus International Airport, the announcement that both Abu Dhabi and Manama had agreed to host Israeli military infrastructure should be seen as the first step towards cur…

_____ (2022-06-12). Washington Starts Blame Game Over Defeat In Ukraine. popularresistance.org I do not believe for one moment that U.S. intelligence services do not know what is going on in Ukraine and in Kiev. They know that the Ukraine has lost the war and will have to sue for peace as soon as possible. | They also have told the White House that this is a case and that the whole idea of setting up the Ukraine to tickle the Russian bear was idiotic from the get go. The question now is who will take the blame for the outcome. Who can the buck be passed to? | There is always the option for politicians, as Andrei assumes is the case, to blame the intelligence and the various agencies which provide it. This…

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.

_____ (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 …

_____ (2022-06-12). France's New Ecologic And Social People's Union. popularresistance.org France is set to hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, June 12. The election for the 577-member National Assembly will be held in two stages. The first round on Sunday will be followed by a run-off round on June 19 in constituencies where it is necessary. The voting follows the presidential election in April when incumbent Emmanuel Macron won a lackluster victory. | One highlight of the presidential election was the strong showing by left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon who won close to 22% of the votes and ended up narrowly losing to the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen who contested against Macron in the s…

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 …

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.

_____ (2022-06-12). Julian Assange Extradition Rulings Could Be Annulled, Say Legal Sources. popularresistance.org UK home office minister Priti Patel is expected to rule any day on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the US to face espionage related charges. But legal sources now say that surveillance of Assange's lawyers may see the extradition case thrown out. | Meanwhile, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the UK government illegally spied on one of Assange's lawyers. | The Canary has previously listed a number of defence concerns that could be raised in court. These include Spain-based firm UC Global's surveillance of Assange's lawyers in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. | The…

____ (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.

____ (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).

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…

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…

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.

_____ (2022-06-11). 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 …

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…

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.

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…

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 …

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.

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…

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