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With the arms race, the reform of the Security Council, the world fell into the funnel of Nazism

Global transformation and militarization

RossaPrimavera.ru – The Ukrainian “trigger” launched tectonic processes for the global restructuring of the world. Old US allies in the Middle East are already openly beginning to drift towards Russia and China. Europe is split. The energy crisis provoked by anti-Russian sanctions threatens the West itself with deindustrialization, food shortages and an influx of refugees from the south.

Japan is militarizing and, against the backdrop of talk of a full-fledged army, is demanding a new collective security structure. Military budgets are growing by leaps and bounds, and stock prices of the largest arms manufacturers are growing with them. The topic of biological warfare has replaced the coronavirus.

Arms race

TOKYO, February 23 – IA Red Spring

Military spending in Southeast Asia has grown by more than 50% over the past decade, with China leading the way. But will these spendings lead to real conflict, asks Nikkei Asia.

Thus, in 2021, military spending in Asia rose by 2.8% compared to the previous year, against the backdrop of a global decline of 1.8% adjusted for inflation, according to the latest issue of the Military Balance magazine published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS ).

Japan’s military strategy is now becoming offensive. The concept of a country’s anti-missile defense may include the use of air self-defense forces to strike at targets on enemy territory. Aircraft carriers appeared in the country’s fleet. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida promised his ruling party to double defense spending to 2% of GDP, a level not seen in Japan since the 1950s.

China spent $207.3 billion on its military in 2021, and although this is small compared to the $754 billion spent by the United States, China’s actual defense spending rises to $332 billion, given its domestic purchasing power, according to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), China’s military spending has been rising for 26 consecutive years, a world and historical precedent. The pace at which China is building up its nuclear and conventional arsenal has made other countries in the region, including Japan, worried that the world’s second-largest economy is poised for war.

According to SIPRI, military spending in the region increased by 52.7% between 2010 and 2020, while in Europe it grew by 14.4%, and in North America, it fell by 10.6%.

Chong Ja Yang, a professor of political science at the National University of Singapore, fears that early 20th-century history could repeat itself: “The military build-up and defense alliances before World War I created a confusing situation that contributed to an accelerated escalation leading to conflict,  ” he said in an interview. Nikkei Asia.

BEIJING, March 5 — RIA Novosti

China will increase its military budget by 7.1% in 2022, according to the released draft budget. “National defense spending is 1.45 trillion yuan ($229.5 billion) with an increase of 7.1%,”  the document says.

The draft states that “it is necessary to implement the military-strategic course of the new era, support the acceleration of the modernization of national defense and the armed forces, and stimulate the innovative development of defense science, technology, and industry. ”

At the moment, China’s military budget in terms of volume ranks second in the world after the United States. According to the 2021 budget, military spending was to rise by 6.8% to 1.355 trillion yuan ($209 billion).

In 1997, China’s military spending was only $10 billion, roughly the same as Taiwan’s and well below the defense budgets of Japan or South Korea.

BEIJING, March 17 — TASS

The NATO-instigated crisis in Ukraine has shown the “clear frenzy” of Western countries in international politics, according to an editorial in the Chinese newspaper Global Times.

“The Ukrainian crisis was largely provoked by NATO’s aggressive eastward expansion policy,” it says. “The West has fallen into absolute madness, demonstrating complete psychosis. ”

According to the authors, the situation in Ukraine shows “growing aberrations in the international community, which operates under the coercion of the United States and its allies” . The article also points to the close historical, cultural, and geopolitical connection between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

“NATO is putting pressure on other countries to act together with the alliance against Russia. This is unreasonable and extremely low,” the authors write.

The publication reminds us that NATO is a “puppet of the United States”, “an outdated military organization that has repeatedly demonstrated its ruthless military aggression”.

“This organization should have been disbanded a long time ago,” the authors summed up.

As NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said yesterday, the heads of defense departments of NATO countries were instructed to prepare options for strengthening the system of collective defense and deterrence on the ground, in the air, at sea, in cyberspace, and in space. According to him, the new vision of security involves the deployment of much more forces, equipment, and supplies on land in the eastern part of the alliance. “More allied aviation and air defense and missile defense systems” should appear in the sky. At sea, it is assumed that strike groups of aircraft carriers, submarines, and a significant number of warships will be located “on a permanent basis. ”

PARIS, March 17 — Kommersant

French President Emmanuel Macron said that Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine has intensified NATO’s work and has become a “wake-up electric shock” for the alliance. He also said that he did not retract the statement made in 2019 that NATO was in a state of “brain death”, but noted that now the alliance has gained strategic certainty.

The French President said that he never defended the decision to withdraw the country from NATO, but regularly advocated clarifying the strategic position of the alliance. He noted that he had always considered the support of NATO valuable. “The fighting launched by Russian troops created a sufficiently serious threat on the borders of Europe, which provided a strategic clarification for NATO, returning the conditions of the conflict in which the organization was created,” he said.

PARIS, March 17 – TASS

Europe must increase defense investment to be ready for a possible high-intensity armed conflict, President Macron said as he laid out his campaign agenda at a rally in Paris.

“We must increase investment [in defense] to be ready for a high-intensity war that could come to our continent,” Macron said.

According to him, the French armed forces are “the only full-fledged army on the European continent”, and pointed to the need to strengthen the defense capabilities of Europe as a whole. Macron added that if he is re-elected as president in April this year, he will instruct the military chiefs of staff to “reassess all the needs” of the armed forces in light of the current conflict in Ukraine.

The annual funding of the French Armed Forces will grow to €50 billion by 2025, he added. “Currently, the financing of the army is €40.9 billion per year. Despite the crisis, we have kept our promise and have been spending 2% of GDP on defense needs since 2020, ” he said.

He recalled that in 2017 this figure was €32.3 billion. Macron noted that this strategy for supporting and developing the army should be reflected throughout Europe. According to him, France will play a consolidating role in strengthening European security.

“And in general, I would like to introduce a civil mobilization plan to increase our resilience. Including by reassessing our strategic reserves, assessing the capabilities of the French, who will express a desire to be mobilized in the event of a serious crisis, as well as assessing the capabilities of our key enterprises,” Macron explained.

BRUSSELS, March 21 — TASS

EU military spending currently stands at €200 billion, four times more than Russia spends on defense, EU diplomat Josep Borrell said at a press conference following meetings of the EU Foreign Affairs and Defense Council in Brussels.

“We spend four times more than Russia, but not as efficiently. And this is the same amount that China spends,” he said, stressing that the EU should increase military spending.

“We need [military] ability. We need to spend more and better, which means avoiding duplication of functions and filling in the gaps,” he added.

The Council of the EU has approved the European Union’s defense concept called the “EU Strategic Compass”, which covers the period up to 2030 and includes the decision to create an EU Rapid Reaction Force of 5,000 people. The document emphasizes that in the field of defense and security, the EU will “complement NATO”.

Borrell tweeted that the “EU Strategic Compass” will allow the community to take a “quantum leap”, that is, to reach a new level in ensuring its security, which is required by a “more hostile environment”.

BERLIN, March 16 – Bloomberg

Germany plans to take out additional loans of at least €200 billion ($220 billion) this year to finance the modernization of its armed forces, along with loans already planned for climate protection and other initiatives.

The surge in borrowing, which sees Germany violate constitutional restrictions, is now in its third year in a row and highlights how the new government is ready to allocate huge funds to deal with seismic phenomena such as the pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine.

In the 2022 federal budget approved by the German cabinet, the government plans to borrow €99.7 billion, although the final figure is likely to be even higher. Another €100 billion has been allocated for defense in a special off-budget fund.

Germany’s current total new borrowing in 2022 is already the second-highest since World War II, just short of last year’s record of €215 billion.

The US and its European allies have welcomed Germany’s move on defense spending as a welcome turnaround in security policy. It is believed that Berlin has finally entered the world stage after decades of restraint due to the role the country played in two world wars.

According to Markus Faber, a defense expert, and junior partner in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s three-party coalition, the government plans to spend €15 billion to buy 50 new fighter jets.

Another spending is likely to include around €20bn for munitions and military equipment upgrades, more than €5bn for new cargo helicopters, and around €4bn for upgrading and purchasing armored personnel carriers.

BERLIN, February 27 – RIA Novosti

Germany will increase defense spending in light of the events around Ukraine, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

“We must ask ourselves: what capabilities does Putin’s Russia have and what capabilities do we need to counter this threat today and in the future. It is clear that we must invest much more in the security of our country in order to protect our freedom and democracy in this way, ”he said, speaking at an emergency meeting of the Bundestag.

Scholz noted that the goal is “a combat-ready, highly modernized Bundeswehr that will reliably protect us. ”

“We need planes that fly, ships that plow the seas, and soldiers that are optimally equipped for their tasks. This is about it, and it is quite achievable for a country of our size and importance in Europe, ”said Scholz.

He noted that this would require significant costs, a special fund for the Bundeswehr would be created. “The budget for 2022 provides for the allocation of € 100 billion to this fund … From now on, we will allocate more than 2% of GDP to our defense year after year ,” the Chancellor said to the applause of deputies.

BERLIN, March 14 – TASS

The German government intends to purchase F-35 fighter jets manufactured by the American company Lockheed Martin to re-equip the German Air Force, DPA reported, citing sources in the German Cabinet.

According to him, the F-35 should replace the obsolete Tornado aircraft in service. It is planned to acquire 35 F-35 aircraft.

The F-35 fighter, according to DPA, is considered the most modern combat aircraft in the world and is also being purchased for Germany’s so-called nuclear participation. According to the DPA, this will be the first major procurement project for the re-equipment of the German Air Force since the start of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.

At the same time, as the agency points out, as part of the German Air Force modernization program, it is planned to purchase another 15 Eurofighter fighters. However, the manufacturer Airbus has yet to technically equip them in the next few years, which is considered an extremely difficult task.

BERLIN, March 18 – RIA Novosti

In the coming months, Germany will develop not only a new national security strategy but also a new strategy for China, said German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock, speaking at an event with the participation of experts dedicated to the start of developing a national security strategy.

“We see in connection with the Silk Road that investment in infrastructure matters in the field of security. We have defined European sovereignty in such a way that it is cooperation where possible and independence where necessary,” the minister said.

She noted that one can act independently where there is no complete dependence on others.

“And we see this not only in Europe but all over the world: in Africa, in the Indo-Pacific region. If we look at which countries China has fully invested in energy supply, we will see that it is there that issues of sovereignty, territorial integrity, international law are acutely raised, ” Burbock said.

WARSAW, March 18 — RBC

Polish President Andrzej Duda signed the law “On the Defense of the Fatherland”, the office of the head of state reports. The document implies a doubling of the size of the Polish army – up to 300 thousand people (250 thousand professional soldiers and 50 thousand soldiers of the territorial defense forces).

Now the defense of Poland is carried out by 115.5 thousand professional soldiers and 32 thousand territorial defense fighters.

The country’s defense spending will be at least 2.2% of GDP in 2022 and 3% of GDP in 2023 and beyond. The document also simplifies military recruitment and increases the number of reservists.

Duda announced the need to modernize the Polish army. The new legislation will allow “to develop the armed forces in step with the times and in accordance with the needs.”

After the start of the military special operation in Ukraine, foreign states transferred weapons to Warsaw: the United States agreed to send two batteries of the Patriot air defense system to Poland, Britain decided to deploy the Sky Saber air defense system in the country.

By the time the ruling Law and Justice party came to power, the Polish army numbered 95 thousand. Now it has tripled, but this is not the limit – the army of Poland at the time of its withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact totaled 450 thousand, so there is room for further growth. There is only one question here: with which of their neighbors are the Poles going to fight? Something tells us that once again we are talking about the division of Ukraine…

WARSAW, March 17 — Octagon.Media

Poland intends to buy several MQ-9 Reaper drones from the United States under a special accelerated procedure and is considering purchases in the future.

“We are planning to urgently purchase the first MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems … We are talking about the delivery of several sets,” said Lt. Col. Krzysztof Platek, spokesman for the Arms Agency of the Polish Ministry of Defense.

The MQ-9 Reaper is a modular reconnaissance and strikes unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for use by the US Air Force and Navy and the British Air Force. Its payload includes eight AGM-114 Hellfire missiles with high accuracy. Rockets are capable of reaching speeds of 1,600 km/h.

The United States has actively used this drone in Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq. The MQ-9A Reaper is the first UAV in the US Army, which began to replace combat manned tactical fighters in units.

On January 3, 2020, Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani was killed using this drone. The AGM-114 Hellfire missile hit two vehicles, one of which was the general.

Poland hopes that the first drones will be delivered before the end of the year. The Ministry of Defense did not disclose the amount of the planned deal.

In May 2021, Poland purchased 24 Bayraktar drones from Turkey, becoming the first NATO member to buy Turkish-made UAVs. The same drones, according to Reuters, Ukraine used against Russian troops.

WARSAW, March 5 — RIA Novosti

Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak said that the US Congress agreed to sell 250 Abrams tanks to the republic.

“The Polish Army is getting stronger! The US Congress gave its consent to the sale of 250 Abrams tanks to Poland,” Blashak wrote on Twitter.

He noted that the consent of Congress is “already the last important step before signing the contract for the purchase” of tanks. “This is the most important contract for the purchase of weapons over the past many years,” added the head of the Polish Ministry of Defense.

We are talking about the purchase by Poland of 250 Abrams tanks in the latest version of the M1A2 SEPv3. The Ministry of Defense of the republic informed that it intends to place them on the eastern border of the country.

WARSAW, January 14 – “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”

In 2022, the Polish armed forces, despite the expectation of the start of deliveries of American tanks M1A2 SEP v3 Abrams, will continue to modernize the old T-72M / M1. This equipment was produced in the country under a Soviet license back in the days of the Warsaw Pact.

According to the portal Defense24, the total number of tanks of this new modification by the end of the year will be 125 units.

According to published data, it is planned to overhaul and modernize 230 T-72s in total, to which 88 more copies may be added in the future.

The modification of the T-72M1R includes the integration of new surveillance systems (including the gunner’s thermal imaging sight), the installation of new communications equipment, an electronic launch system for a 780-horsepower engine, the installation of satellite navigation receivers, and a number of other improvements.

In addition, by July 2023, it is planned to complete the completion of all 142 Leopard 2A4. They will receive modular turret armor, new gunner’s, and commander’s sights, including KLW-1 Asteria thermal imaging.

The gun and fire control system has been modified for modern ammunition – armor-piercing sub-caliber rounds DM63A1 and programmable high-explosive fragmentation shells DM11. Some internal components and assemblies have been replaced.

As for the M1A2 SEP v3 Abrams, the delivery of the first 28 copies is expected by the end of this year.

At the moment, the Polish Army is armed with about 900 tanks, this is the 4th largest fleet of armored vehicles among NATO countries – after the USA, Turkey, and Greece. And after the demilitarization of Ukraine – the second in Europe.

WARSAW, March 17 – REGNUM

As a result of the June NATO summit in Poland, permanent US military bases may appear, Minister of National Defense of the Republic Mariusz Blaszczak said on the air of Polish Radio.

“The specifics are at the NATO summit in June in Madrid. It’s all being discussed. We are purposefully moving towards this. It is very real… so that we bring to the strengthening of the allied presence on Polish soil, ”Blashak said.

He added that more than 10,000 American soldiers are currently stationed in Poland.

MOSCOW, March 15 – Izvestia

Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs, head of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, Yaroslav Kaczynski, proposed sending an armed peacekeeping mission to Ukraine. He stated this at a briefing in Kyiv following negotiations with the country’s leadership.

“I think that we need a NATO peacekeeping mission or, perhaps, some broader composition, which will be able to defend itself, which, with the consent of the president and government of this country, will operate on the territory of Ukraine ,” he said.

According to him, this will not be an unarmed mission. Kaczynski believes that this is what Ukraine, Europe, and the entire democratic world urgently need now.

Earlier that day, Kaczynski, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa arrived in Kyiv.

It was noted that the purpose of the visit is to confirm the unconditional support of the entire European Union for the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and to present a broad package of support to the Ukrainian state and society.

The initiative to send NATO peacekeepers to Ukraine may imply the actual control of Poland over the western part of the country, NATO should realistically and reasonably approach this issue, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

“On the other side, ‘interesting’ tasks may appear. For example, Prime Minister of Poland (Mateusz) Morawiecki is now putting forward the idea of ​​sending NATO peacekeeping forces to Ukraine. I do not rule out that if suddenly such a decision was made, it would assume that the basis of such peacekeeping forces would be the Polish contingent, which would take control of Western Ukraine, led by Lvov, and there would remain a long period , ”he said. in the course of communication with the participants of the final of the track “International” of the competition “Leaders of Russia”.

As the minister stressed, “I think that’s the plan . ”

“I believe that this is such a demagogic initiative, and NATO members will understand that they still need to be reasonable and realistic ,” Lavrov said.

It is worth noting that Kaczynski (the de facto ruler of Poland) is known for the fact that he very rarely leaves the country and prefers to hold all meetings at home. And then a distant voyage to the besieged Kyiv. The second important aspect: the European Commission denied the visit, saying that the Eastern European trio did not coordinate this step with it. But if something happened to them along the way, it could become a casus belli – all three countries are members of NATO. This means that the visit was most likely coordinated with Moscow as well. Finally, of the European leaders who visited Kyiv, only Poland has the ambition to return Western Ukraine to its control. Isn’t Kaczynski’s visit with his entourage a signal to Moscow that Warsaw agrees to the division of Ukraine?

Reform of the UN Security Council or the end of the Yalta world order
TOKYO, March 14 – RBC

Russia’s actions in Ukraine have become a challenge to the international order and peace, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at the Liberal Democratic Party congress, Kyodo writes.

He condemned Russia’s “reckless” move on the Ukrainian issue, as Russia changed the status quo by force. Against this background, Kishida promised to strengthen the defense of Japan.

He noted that Russia launched a “military operation”, despite the fact that it is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, which should maintain peace and stability in the international community. The Japanese Prime Minister recalled that his country had long advocated reforming the organization and changing veto powers.

“The reform of the Security Council, including the issue of the right of veto, is not an easy task, but we would like to continue to cooperate with other countries to continue the discussion on this issue,”  Kishida said. Japan plans to discuss this with France.

ANTALYA, March 19 – Anadolu

The escalation of the Ukrainian crisis and recent developments in various regions of the world have once again emphasized the need for an early serious reform of the international system, especially the UN Security Council. Turkey and Japan are ready to make joint efforts in this direction. This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at a press conference following a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Yesimasa Hayashi in Antalya.

Cavusoglu recalled Turkey’s launch of the “Asia Reinvented” initiative in 2019 and stressed that Ankara perceives Japan as a very important partner.

“The positions of Turkey and Japan on international platforms are close. Our countries are working together. Once again, I would like to say that Ankara supports Japan’s candidacy in the UN Security Council for the period 2023-2024. We also exchanged views on the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and focused on the processes in Russia and Ukraine. I briefed my Japanese colleague on the latest situation in Ukraine and shared my assessments. In addition, he provided information about Turkey’s mediation efforts and the current state of affairs ,” the Turkish minister said.

WASHINGTON, March 15 – RT

The US Congressional Research Service believes that Russia’s alleged obstruction of the actions of the UN Security Council “gave new impetus to the arguments that the right of veto is poorly consistent with the principles of the organization . ”

“An increasing number of member states can challenge Russia’s participation in Security Council meetings and voting on the crisis (in Ukraine. – RT ), as well as its continued participation and membership in the United Nations ,” the review says.

At the same time, the Research Service noted that the United States plays a certain role in shaping policy in the UN system. Specifically, Congress provides funding, approves representatives, and oversees U.S. participation. The executive branch, in turn, represents and implements Washington’s policy in the forums of the world organization.

Russia is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council along with the US, China, Britain and France. As Victoria Fedosova, deputy director of the RUDN Institute for Strategic Studies and Forecasts, member of the MGER political council, explained in an interview with RT, the UN charter does not contain a mechanism for excluding participants with such a status.

“There is a right of veto and a permanent status enshrined in the charter. Any change to the charter can be made with the approval of all the permanent members of the Security Council, and not only if there are paid or blackmailed votes. Then China would also have to be excluded, the UN would have to be officially dismantled, equating it with the G7 and the club of American interests , ”Fedosova commented on the situation.

MOSCOW, March 17 – RT

The idea of ​​expelling Russia from the UN remains marginal despite the rise in anti-Russian propaganda in the West, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

“The idea of ​​excluding Russia from the UN, despite the rapid growth of absolutely unprincipled anti-Russian propaganda in the Western media, still continues to be classified as marginal ,” Zakharova said.

According to her, “Washington and its like-minded people, who supported the imposition of sanctions against our country, in total do not even make up a simple majority in the UN General Assembly . ”

Zakharova stressed that the rest of the countries are ready to develop constructive, mutually beneficial relations with Russia, “regardless of pressure and gross blackmail from the collective West . ”

If earlier Tokyo pursued a much more cautious policy in relations with Moscow, avoiding pushing it into the arms of Beijing, now, after the US efforts finally formed an alliance between Russia and China, Japan is trying to turn Russia into a “toxic” ally for China.

In fact, Kishida proposes to create a new collective security structure, including China, but excluding Russia. However, Japan’s revanchist plans to change the world order can only be realized after a new world war. And this is understood by all the participants in the arms race that has begun.

Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine
The world climbs into the “funnel” of Nazism after Kiev
From Russophobia to Nazism
MOSCOW, March 21 – RIA Novosti

The infringement of the rights of Russian people on the basis of nationality is observed all over the world, the scale of Russophobia is so unprecedented that this phenomenon can be called a neo-holocaust, when everything is aimed at trampling culture and man, said Tatyana Moskalkova, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation.

“March 21 has been proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Sadly, today this topic is more relevant than ever. We are witnessing around the world an unprecedented infringement of the rights of Russian people on the basis of nationality. The scale of Russophobia is so unprecedented that this phenomenon can be called a new neo-holocaust: when everything is aimed at trampling on our culture, traditions, and man himself as such. Genuine dehumanization ,” she said in a statement.

She noted that representatives of the world culture of Russian origin are discriminated against, students are expelled from universities, and patients are denied medical care.

“Countries are breaking cultural ties and even abandoning the greatest representatives of world culture, such as Gergiev, Netrebko; the disgusting expulsion of our Paralympians, men of extraordinary fortitude; Russian children abroad are not allowed to study, students are expelled from universities; Russians are forbidden to visit restaurants, they are denied medical care , ”Moskalkova said.

According to her, this “disgusting trend” continued for years and “did not start today . ”

“It was bitter to see the incessant violations of the rights of the Russian and Russian-speaking population on the territory of modern Ukraine, in which fundamental human rights were violated for years: freedom of speech and expression, the right to use their native language ,” the Ombudsman added.

KYIV, March 18 – REN TV

The head of the border service of Ukraine, Serhiy Deyneko, published a message on Facebook * in which he called for bloody reprisals against the wives, children and parents of Russian military personnel.

The REN TV official’s message itself cannot be quoted verbatim due to the fact that it violates the rules of ethics and the laws of Russia, and Deineko’s statements fall under the article “Terrorism” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The general blamed Russia for the death of Ukrainian border guards near Kharkov and promised to kill “wives, parents, children, brothers and sisters of Russian servicemen . ”

After a short time, the scandalous post was deleted. Deineko himself immediately wrote that his page had allegedly been hacked by unknown persons who, on his behalf, published materials that “were used by Russian propaganda.”

Deineko did not provide any evidence that someone hacked his page. Moreover, all the circumstances of the incident indicate that there was no hacking at all, since the official “gained control” of his page in a matter of minutes.

MOSCOW, March 21 – “Arguments and Facts”

The star of the Ukrainian TV channel “1 + 1” Natalya Moseychuk said: “I want to appeal to the relatives of especially Russian pilots, especially to their wives. You should be afraid for your husbands, who are now in Ukraine… You should be afraid and understand that sooner or later our revenge will find you… You, wives, will become widows, and your children will remain orphans… The revenge of the Ukrainian people will find you in the resorts of Egypt, and in the resorts of Turkey … Our revenge will find those women who will marry pilots … Find yourself black scarves, you will have to put them on your heads .

Due to legal restrictions, we invite readers to independently find on the Internet and get acquainted with the most scandalous Russophobic statements of Ukrainian Nazis that sound on TV channels. For example, the Ukrainian journalist Fakhrudin Sharafmal or the “doctor” Gennady Druzenko. However, judging by the lack of reaction of Europe and the UN to such incidents, it is time to replace the question of whether there is Nazism in Ukraine with the question: what to do with neo-Nazism in Europe?

MOSCOW, March 20 – TASS

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has launched a historical multimedia project dedicated to the evidence of the crimes and atrocities of Ukrainian nationalists during the Great Patriotic War.

“The Russian Ministry of Defense, on the basis of documents from the funds of the Central Archive of the Military Department, launched a new historical and educational project“ Archives remember everything … The crimes of Ukrainian nationalists cannot be forgotten, ”dedicated to the most terrible time in the history of Ukraine – the genocide of the Ukrainian population at the hands of nationalist Bandera during the Great Patriotic War and in the post-war period , ”the ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry of Defense stressed that the Ukrainian authorities over the past decades have been trying to convince their citizens that the Bandera gangs waged a so-called liberation war against both the Germans and the Red Army.

In the midst of the Proskurov-Chernivtsi offensive operation to defeat the main forces of the German Army Group “South” and to liberate part of the right-bank Ukrainian SSR, on April 11, 1944, a special commission drew up an act on investigating the case of the mass murder of civilians by Bandera in one of the villages of the Ternopil region. It testifies to the fact of the mass execution by Ukrainian nationalists of more than a hundred civilians in the village of Nova-Brikulya, Strusovsky district.

The act on the atrocities of Bandera in the village of Mogilnitsy presents the consequences of other massacres, gives the names and surnames of the victims of Ukrainian nationalists, and describes their actions: “A gang of murderers broke down doors and windows, broke into apartments, shot, cut and killed people with an ax and knives, including young children, old men and women. All these terrible atrocities were accompanied by mass robberies of property belonging to tortured families , ”the act says.

The section contains instructions from the local administration of the OUN * Volyn: “In connection with the advance of the Red Army to the west and the exit of Soviet partisans to Volyn and Galicia, to destroy the families of the Easterners (residents of the eastern regions of Ukraine), former Soviet employees and Soviet village activists” .

Ukrainian nationalists showed particular aggression against Russians, as evidenced by the following lines of the report: “In the village. Kurinov of the same district, the bandits hanged the priest’s son “because he is Russian.”

The department emphasized that the publication of documents from the funds of the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is aimed at preserving the historical memory and the truth about the bloody mass crimes and atrocities of Ukrainian nationalists against their people, which in recent years have been deliberately forgotten by the criminal Ukrainian regime.

The disclosure of the truth about the atrocities of Bandera is a very important and necessary thing. However, the question remains: how exactly does the Russian leadership intend to carry out the denazification of Ukraine, and who exactly will do it?

TEL AVIV, March 21 – “The View”

Member of the Knesset Simcha Rotman considered the theses from the speech of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to be “on the verge of Holocaust denial.”

Rotman wrote on Twitter that he does not understand the Ukrainian language and is guided by the translation, and if he is correct, then “Zelensky asked us to behave with Ukrainians the way they behaved with us 80 years ago . ”

“Sorry, I think we’ll have to turn down his request. After all, we are a moral nation. But seriously, if Zelensky is already in Israel via Zoom, it would be worthwhile to arrange a zoom tour for him to Yad Vashem (Museum of memory of the crimes of the Holocaust. – Approx. “Vzglyad”) before he speaks in the Knesset. Perhaps this would save us from comparisons that are on the verge of Holocaust denial ,” the deputy added.

Earlier, Zelensky spoke via Zoom to the members of the Knesset, as well as to his supporters on Habima Square in Tel Aviv, while during his speech he was wearing a T-shirt with the symbol of the UPA*.

Zelensky compared the current situation in Ukraine with the Holocaust and asked Israel for help. “Why don’t we get weapons from you? Why didn’t you join the sanctions against Russia?.. You are great, you know how to defend yourself. Help us protect ourselves, protect Ukrainians, Ukrainian Jews ,” Zelensky said.

Recall that the UPA * carried out large-scale ethnic cleansing in areas where the Russian, Jewish and Polish population lived, tens of thousands of people were killed, and active hostilities were waged against Soviet partisans.

MOSCOW, March 21 – RIA Novosti

More than 4.5 million civilians in major cities of Ukraine are being held hostage by neo-Nazis as human shields, including 6,825 foreign citizens, said Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation.

“Despite the daily opening of humanitarian corridors, Ukrainian neo-Nazis continue to hold hostage as a “human shield” over 4.5 million civilians in Kiev, Kharkov, Chernihiv, Sumy and more than two dozen other large settlements ,” he said. .

Mizintsev also stressed that due to the mine danger created by the Kiev authorities in the internal waters and territorial sea, the crews of 67 ships from 15 foreign countries are blocked in the ports of Ukraine.

MOSCOW, March 18 – Interfax

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that two missiles of the Iskander complex destroyed the Ukrainian Tochka-U complexes on the outskirts of the city of Zaporozhye, which fired at Melitopol.

“On the night of March 18, from the territory controlled by the Kiev nationalist regime, the residential areas of the city of Melitopol were attacked by Tochka-U missiles with cluster warheads. Russian air defense systems repelled a missile attack on civilians in the city , ”said Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.

“In order to suppress missile attacks and protect Ukrainian citizens from new attacks by the Kiev nationalist regime with two Iskander missiles, the launchers of Ukrainian nationalists were destroyed ,” Konashenkov said.

According to him, “Melitopol lives an ordinary life . ” “Shops and public transport are open. Russian military personnel deliver humanitarian aid to the city every day, which was repeatedly told and shown by media representatives , ”said Konashenkov.

On February 26, the Russian military announced that they had taken the Ukrainian city of Melitopol under full control.

DONETSK, March 18 – RT

In Dnepropetrovsk, SBU officers, having previously evacuated staff and patients, mined one of the buildings of city hospital No. 2, Major General Igor Konashenkov said.

“It was planned to blow up the mined hospital building during the flight over Dnepropetrovsk … of any Russian aircraft ,” he said.

Konashenkov stressed that Russian aviation has no combat missions to destroy the hospital building and other buildings in Dnepropetrovsk.

Earlier it became known that the Russian Armed Forces destroyed a parking lot with Ukrainian combat aircraft at an aircraft repair plant in Lviv with a strike of high-precision weapons.

MOSCOW, March 21 — TASS

Official Kyiv instructed the fighters of the national battalions in Mariupol to leave the city under the guise of civilians, including through humanitarian corridors, said Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation.

“At the same time, against the background of Kyiv’s official statement about its refusal to conduct a humanitarian operation, and the militants to lay down their arms, they hypocritically instructed the nationalist battalions to leave the city in small groups under the guise of civilians, dressed in civilian clothes, using any opportunities, including along humanitarian corridors. And the bandits immediately began to carry out this order , ”said the general.

According to Mizintsev, on March 20, militants of the Azov battalion* killed the parents of two children and, hiding behind the same children, tried to drive out along the humanitarian corridor in Zaporozhye in a car belonging to the family. “But they were identified and promptly detained by Russian servicemen, and the children were saved, they are receiving the necessary assistance ,” he said.

According to him, Kyiv refused the proposals of the Russian Federation to create humanitarian corridors for the exit of civilians and nationalists without weapons from Mariupol. “According to the official representative of Kiev, in response to the proposals of the Russian Federation, dictated by the principles of humanity, at 02:00 Moscow time on March 21, an unjustified refusal to save people was received, that “there can be no talk of any surrender, laying down of arms ,” Mizintsev said.

He noted that by blocking the corridors for the exit of civilians, the nationalists deprive them of the opportunity to escape, leaving them in the combat zone as a human shield. “And everyone who tries to evacuate on their own is bullied everywhere or vilely shot in the back ,” the general added.

On March 20, he said that Russia offered Kiev to open humanitarian corridors from Mariupol in the eastern and western directions, through which nationalists who laid down their arms could also leave. Mizintsev said that in this case, the militants would be guaranteed life.

Sanction boomerang
WARSAW, March 18 — RBC

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the development of measures to support the country’s economy called the “Anti-Putin Shield”, RFM24 radio reports. According to him, first of all, the government intends to prevent the rise in prices for food, agricultural fertilizers and fuel. As Panorama Kutna explains, earlier, the government developed the Anti-Crisis Shield to combat the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Anti-Inflation Shield to combat inflation.

The new measures include counteracting inflation, protecting jobs, supporting companies operating in the Russian market, as well as de-Russification of the Polish and European economies.

“We will be engaged in the de-Russification of the Polish and European economy, because today Poland is at the forefront of all those countries that are trying to inspire others to move away from dependence on Russian gas, oil and coal,  ” Morawiecki said.

Under the de-Russification of the economy, in particular, Morawiecki means the rejection of Russian oil and gas. As part of this program, the government will allocate more than 3 billion zloty ($702) million to Gaz-System, which operates the country’s gas pipeline network.

MADRID, March 22 – Komsomolskaya Pravda

A protest rally of local farmers took place in Madrid, more than 150 thousand people took part in it. Orange-jacketed agricultural workers staged a “march of discontent” demanding that at least something be done about the uncontrolled rise in fuel prices. The action developed like a snowball. First, the workers of the transport trade union decided to take to the streets, then truckers announced their support, and then the farmers decided not to stand aside.

“We stopped working because we can’t afford to keep losing money. But the situation has reached such an intensity that you can already notice supply problems, and factories and large companies are forced to close because they have run out of stocks,  ”said Manuel Hernandez, head of the public initiative “National Platform for Transport Protection”.

Spanish truckers also announced the start of an indefinite strike and began blocking the roads of the kingdom. As a result, there were problems with the delivery of fuel to gas stations, and some gas stations began to close because they ran out of fuel.

The difficult situation with energy resources is forcing not only Spanish farmers to take to the streets, but also people all over Europe. In France, there are “protest rallies” of tractors, trucks, taxis and ambulances, that is, all those who depend on gasoline. In Germany, “caravans of discontent” unite many truckers.

So far, the EU authorities have exactly one recipe for solving the problem – “you need to eat less and drive more slowly . ”

BERLIN, March 22 – “Country”

In Germany, due to rising gas prices, which intensified after the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, prices for utilities, food, gasoline and other consumer goods have risen sharply.

In February, food prices jumped by 24%, although the maximum increase before that was 4% in a month. The largest chain of cheap supermarkets Aldi has raised prices for 400 items of food products. Pastry, detergents and frozen foods have risen in price. The principle of Aldi was taken as a basis by others. Moreover, the growth was spurred on by the rush demand that arose.

There was a shortage of sunflower oil, which was supplied from Ukraine, as well as flour and pasta. Customers in early March reported that the shelves in Düsseldorf stores were empty. And in the city of Aachen, sugar has also disappeared from the shelves – it is completely out of stock (another “branded” export product from Ukraine).

The German authorities are urging their population to save more.

“Of course, each of us can start saving energy in everyday life. Previously, I didn’t really want to do this, but now, when it comes to Putin, we must use all means in the era of energy war , ”says the beginning of the Heute show story.

Here are the direct tips:

heat only the rooms you actually use ,
lid [pot] will save 30% ,
put on a sweater
lower the blinds and close the curtains ,
try to take a quick bath
I want to live in a world where you can drink toilet water and not get a rash .
The presenter, in response to the last wish, replied: “Well, drink.”

German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir urged Germans to stop stockpiling and eat less.

“We can make things easier by shopping responsibly and only getting what we need. Nothing needs to be “hamstered” at home, neither toilet paper nor sunflower oil. This would ensure that prices do not skyrocket ,” the minister believes.

In his opinion, “Putin’s insidious strategy is that we have bottlenecks – he needs images of empty shelves to sow uncertainty . ” In this regard, he advises “not to deliver ammunition to his propaganda . ”

He also urged the Germans to switch to plant foods.

“Even if I am a vegetarian, I will not preach that everyone should go vegetarian. But let’s put it this way: eating less meat would be a contribution to the fight against Putin ,” concluded Ozdemir.

Meanwhile, analysts suggest that the current inflation is not the limit, and prices will continue to rise in 2022.

PARIS, March 22 – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

France is ready to introduce food checks in the country that will help the poor and the middle class survive the food crisis, President Emmanuel Macron said on France bleu radio station.

According to him, the coming food crisis is inevitable. He also noted that France plans to come up with an initiative to counter rising food prices at the European level.

PARIS, March 22 – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Due to the increase in fuel and fertilizer prices, European farmers go on strike, food prices in stores are rising, shelves are empty. Due to difficulties in the export of Russian wheat, the world is rushing about in search of an alternative that cannot be found.

“The steps we are taking to impose sanctions against Russia will have to be paid here. I will not pretend that it will be easy and that the government will be able to solve all the difficulties and fully protect the people in the difficult times that will go through ,” said British Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak in an interview with Sky News.

In Europe, a sharp rise in prices and a shortage of sunflower oil and flour are recorded. In stores in Spain, Italy, Germany, they sweep away cereals, pasta and impose restrictions on the sale of products in one hand. The Washington Post reports that due to the ban on Russian oil imports and the subsequent rise in fuel and fertilizer prices, experts predict a rise in food prices in the United States.

Russia and Ukraine account for a third of grain supplies and about 80% of world exports of sunflower oil. But now deliveries are hampered not only because of the special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, but also sanctions against Russian banks and the unwillingness of logistics companies to carry Russian cargo. As a result, and so the lowest offer of grain on the world market for 14 years has shrunk to the limit.

Anti-Russian sanctions hit not only Europe and the United States. Many poor countries in Africa and Latin America, which are completely dependent on the supply of Russian fertilizers, were under attack. The rise in the cost of agricultural resources will force farmers to save on their purchase, which will lead to a decrease in harvest, and this will lead to even higher prices, says Evgenia Serova, director of agricultural policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

And the suspension of deliveries of vaccines for animals to Russia will lead to a worsening of the epizootic situation not only in Russia, but also in Europe, because the same bird flu knows no borders, the expert notes.

The Italian authorities, represented by Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, announced their intention to support the fifth package of anti-Russian sanctions, the introduction of which will primarily affect two key sectors of the country’s economy – tourism and industry.

For Italy, the tourism industry, greatly weakened by the pandemic, remains a backbone. It accounts for 13% of the country’s GDP. For many years, local hoteliers, restaurants and shops have made a significant bet on Russian tourists, who have a well-established reputation as “big spenders”.

Although Italy has resumed accepting documents for visas, one should not expect an influx of Russian citizens by Easter. There are at least two objective reasons for this: the lack of direct flights and the problem with paying for goods and services with cards due to the suspension of Visa and MasterCard. According to experts, the lack of Russian travelers to one degree or another will be felt by the entire Italian “boot”. According to Il Messaggero, the loss of Rome alone will reach €150 million.

The heads of the confederations of industrialists of the four most economically developed northern regions are sounding the alarm: Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont. In a joint statement, they warned of “paralysis” that the country’s industrial sector would inevitably face as commodity and energy prices soared as a result of restrictive measures. In their opinion, Italy and its industry are paying the highest price in Europe due to the sanctions policy.

WASHINGTON, March 21 – REGNUM

The White House discussed the introduction of gasoline cards that would help American families cushion the blow from record high gas prices, but in the end, such a plan was decided to be abandoned, CNN reports on March 21.

As the source of the channel noted, the White House fears that the cards will not work for a number of reasons, including the risks of theft and various frauds. In the past, cards were often stolen directly from mailboxes.

Recall that the average price of gasoline in the United States previously reached a record $4.35 per gallon (about 4.55 liters). The average American household currently spends an average of $65 at a gas station, up from $42 in 2021. Amid rising prices, long queues accumulate at gas stations as people try to stock up on fuel for future use.

MOSCOW, March 21 – RIA Novosti

In the US, gasoline continues to rise in price – this is another problem for President Joe Biden, showing his bad luck, writes The Guardian.

According to the authors of the article, the current situation with fuel can seriously affect the mood in society, since elections to the House of Representatives are to be held this year. Since rising prices are far from the first complication under Biden, the Democrats risk losing a significant part of the support.

As political scientist Larry Jacobs noted, the problems began from the very first day Biden took office. “Biden has a damned presidency ,” the expert believes. Biden was immediately faced with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, then with inflation that got out of control, then there was a crisis in Ukraine, and now the United States is experiencing a rapid increase in energy costs, which significantly hits the wallets of voters.

At the same time, the media clarifies, gasoline began to rise in price long before the Russian special operation, but Biden attributed all the blame to Moscow. In turn, many Republicans took advantage of the situation, accusing Biden of failing to fulfill campaign promises and trying to deny mistakes, but not correct them. In particular, there is a plan to switch to renewable energy sources, the implementation of which seems to have stalled.

Summing up, the authors of the material stated that the Democrats risk losing their majority in both houses of Congress, and then it will be extremely problematic for the president to promote any initiatives.

Our response to Chamberlain
MOSCOW, March 16 – Interfax

Slovakia has tentatively agreed to provide Ukraine with Soviet-made S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAMs), CNN reported, citing three sources.

However, according to the channel’s interlocutors, the US and NATO are faced with the question of the defense capability of Slovakia itself if it transfers the S-300 to Ukraine, so the transfer of the air defense system has not yet been finalized.

Two sources noted that instead of the S-300, Slovakia could receive Patriot air defense systems. Germany and the Netherlands have already announced the transfer of Patriot to Slovakia. However, as one of the channel’s sources specified, the integration of this air defense system into the country’s defense and the training of personnel will take time.

CNN previously reported that a number of Soviet-made air defense systems, including Osa, had already been sent to Ukraine. Bulgaria and Greece also have S-300 air defense systems among US allies, the channel notes.

On March 16, in a video address to the US Congress, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky again called on Washington to establish a “humanitarian” no-fly zone over his country, and if this is not possible, then to supply Kiev with weapons such as the S-300.

Later, President Biden announced an additional $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine. Among the aid provided by the United States is 800 anti-aircraft weapons, including long-range air defense systems.

MOSCOW, March 19 – Izvestia

The Russian Armed Forces have used Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in Ukraine, said Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.

“On March 18, the Kinzhal aviation missile system with hypersonic aeroballistic missiles destroyed a large underground warehouse of missiles and aviation ammunition of Ukrainian troops in the village of Delyatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk region ,” he said.

Air-based Kinzhal missiles are the latest type of strategic weapons. They can maneuver on the trajectory while performing the mission, and therefore their interception is extremely difficult. According to officials, intercepting a target flying at a speed of Mach 10 and maneuvering along a trajectory is an almost impossible task for today’s air defense and missile defense systems.

MOSCOW, March 21 — TASS

The combat use of the “Dagger” in Ukraine confirmed its effectiveness in the destruction of well-protected special objects, said Igor Konashenkov.

“Strikes by this aviation missile system on military infrastructure facilities of Ukraine during a special military operation will continue ,” he said.

“I would like to emphasize that the Kinzhal complex is used with a conventional warhead ,” the general added.

He also said that the underground arsenal in Ukraine was destroyed by the “Dagger” from a distance of more than 1 thousand km. “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the use of a hypersonic aeroballistic missile of the Kinzhal complex was carried out from a range of more than 1000 km. The flight time of the hypersonic missile was less than 10 minutes ,” Konashenkov said.

According to him, the missiles were used to destroy underground protected storage facilities for Ukrainian aviation weapons and warheads for the Tochka-U missile systems located in the village of Tochka-U. Delyatyn village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, as well as large fuel depots in the village of Konstantinovka, Mykolaiv region. “The destruction of a large fuel depot in the village of Konstantinovka by a hypersonic missile of the Dagger complex was due to its invisibility and invulnerability to any means of air defense and anti-missile defense of the enemy ,” he added.

The use of “Daggers” clearly looks like a warning to NATO to refrain from transferring S-300 systems to Ukraine, and most importantly, from installing Patriot in Slovakia or anywhere else.

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  1. Note how things have gone almost full circle. In the 1930s capitalists were allied with German Nazis against the Bolshevik threat in the East. Now, moving slightly eastward, it is capitalists allied with Ukrainian Nazis against the Russian threat in the East. Capitalism-ever eastward!

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