Women, children, elderly exit Neo-Nazis steel plant
…from the Washington Post
[ Editor’s Note: At first blush, I thought this might be a May Day present to Russia, but then decided…not! My second choice was that the US told Zelensky that the Azov hoodlums’ offer to sell them by the pound for food and medicine had bad optics, and it was time to get them out of the news cycle.
VT knew all along that the hostages were being saved as the ticket for the neo Nazis to get out, but they are still there, along with the mystery of what comes now. The hostages were not all Donbass people, as the city’s population were strong Yanukovych supporters before he was overthrown in NATO’s 2014 Kiev coup.
From those that were released earlier, a number of them wanted to go to Kiev controlled areas. Why the hell did the Nazis hang onto them all this time, eating up the food, when they could have lightened the load?
We may never know, as during war, both sides prefer the version that makes them look best, leaving us to decided who was the bullshitter.
That there were zero video and photos released of the event also seems strange. I will update as soon as we know more… Jim W. Dean ]
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First published May 5, 2022
The development comes as Russia aims to capture the plant — the last sliver of Mariupol still under Ukrainian control — and pressures the soldiers there to surrender. Control of Mariupol would allow Russia to establish a land bridge with annexed Crimea.
Meanwhile, fighting continued in Ukraine’s eastern region, with Kyiv accusing Russian forces Saturday of blowing up three bridges northeast of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, to prevent counterattacks.
In the south, Russian forces launched cruise missiles at the Black Sea port of Odessa on Saturday, hitting a civilian target, according to the Ukrainian military.
First lady Jill Biden, who is in Romania as part of a four-day trip to Eastern Europe, met Ukrainian refugee students and their mothers Saturday at a school in Bucharest. The first lady, who often appeared to be on the verge of tears as she heard harrowing stories of how they fled the war in Ukraine, emphasized her concern over a refugee crisis that “keeps going on and on.”
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smart thing would B to turn them bak’ loose in Kieve -w- a catered buss ride… guns N rockets in tow !
zel could attend the game, when the bench warming/romance expitidite#$# the upcoming civil war..
Jill Biden’s tears… rofl. WHat a shitshow… unbelievable decadence.
Mr. Dean, sir, what just transpired on Snake Island? Can’t believe the Forbes story of Ukrainian “Gray Ghost” type Snake Island victory. Russian MOD reports: Near Zmeinyi Island (https://t.me/mod_russia_en/1398) the following have been shot down in the air: 1 Ukrainian Su-24 bomber, 1 Su-27 fighter jet, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers and 2 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV. The Ukrainian amphibious assault boat Stanislav has also been destroyed. ??
Beyond the fog of MSM deceptions, lies, and cartoons. Russian MOD report Snake Island:
Kiev regime has made several desperate attempts to land air and sea troops on the island of Zmeiny, which is important for ensuring control of the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
▪️ As a result of the competent actions of the Unit of the Russian Armed Forces located on the island, the Ukrainian provocation was foiled. The enemy suffered heavy losses.
During the period of repelling the attacks in the area of Zmeiny, 4 Ukrainian aircraft were shot down in the air, including 3 Su-24 and one Su-27, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with a landing force on board, one Mi-24 helicopter. Within 2 days, 29 Ukrainian UAVs were shot down in the air, including 8 Bayraktar TB-2 strike aircraft. At the same time, 4 Bayraktar UAVs were shot down this afternoon.
▪️ Also, during an attempt to land troops on the night of May 8, 3 armored Ukrainian landing and assault boats of project 58181 “Centaur” with servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy were destroyed.
▪️ As a result of Zelensky’s thoughtless provocation, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs were destroyed at sea and on the coast only during the landing and attempt to consolidate on the island. On the shore of the island of Zmeiny remained 24 bodies of the dead Ukrainian soldiers.
On this Mother’s Day, it may finally be time for all the women in the world to stand up and say STOP and ENOUGH! Since they make up over half of the world’s population and effectively control the “production” of those used as canon fodder in all wars, no one else could probably stop this madness. But, nothing has really changed and women are less part of the anti-war movement now than in the 60s. I have seen Jane Fonda trying for years to deny her involvement in that movement even though it proved to be more right than wrong. Fear and intimidation still rule all of our lives.
“Words of support to all Russian soldiers!” — the candidate for US senator arrived in the LPR.
US Senator candidate John Parker has arrived in the liberated Rubezhnoye (LNR).
He has his own view of the current situation, radically different from the prevailing one in the American media, both republican and democratic.
According to Parker, more and more people are beginning to understand what evil comes from the United States government, from American imperialism.
Parker thanked all the Russian soldiers for challenging the world order, the American military and not being afraid to speak out against the world hegemon.
Parker tells how he saw with his own eyes how the Ukrainian military deliberately hit civilian objects, destroying infrastructure.
“I don’t understand why this was done, what was the purpose,” the American is perplexed.
The billions of dollars that were spent on arming and training the Ukrainian army by American specialists should have been spent on social programs in the United States, the American is sure.
Hope Parker looks under the hood of his car before he hits the ignition.
@ferdinand: idk him, but it was interesting
The fact is that in the first 2 months, the most combat-ready units of the Ukrainian army were knocked out of action. Now ordinary troops and partisans from territorial defense are being sent to the front line. They have no experience and no desire to fight. Then we will see more dead or surrendered. In many areas there is a positional, trench warfare. The Russians do not go head-on to storm the fortifications. Aviation, field guns, cruise missiles are working. There is not much information about the terrorists from Azovstal. A lot of news is not for wide publicity.
From the confessions of the Ukrainian military, it became known about the dubious quality of Western weapons supplied to Ukraine. For example, the Swedish-British NLAW ATGMs detonate right in the hands of the AFU soldiers.
This is in the material of the “Russian Spring” from the special operation zone.
The captured Ukrainian BTR-80 gunner said that the NATO NLAW anti-tank missile system explodes in his hands, from which the AFU has heavy losses at the front.
The effectiveness of Western technology in the hands of Ukrainian militants also raises a number of questions, since no one knows how to handle it.
“A high-ranking Ukrainian official said Saturday that all women, children and the elderly had been evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, where hundreds of civilians were trapped for weeks amid an intense Russian assault.” WaPo just parrots what the UkoNazis say. The Russians weren’t have been in a holding pattern there for over a week.
The story of the military build-up in Ukraine from 2014 to the intended attack on Crimea in March of this year will make for interesting reading once the high-ranking officers of the Azovstal are interrogated. To avoid a repeat of the Azovstal embarrassment all top ranking officers have been withdrawn on some spurious reason to do with new plans for the front. That says Russia is poised to make further inroads on Unraine territory. Soldiers under fire after watching their officers skip to the rear will be less inclined to face the oncoming onslaught and choose life over being ‘gorgonized from head to foot’ by the grim reaper. Maybe those still at Azovstal will surrender if they can hold out three more days to avoid the embarrassment of being front and center of the Moscow parade. How would NATO ever live it down.
On my way to Moscow i see only text info about Azov steel plant and the current situation. Probably tomorrow there will be video news.
I have a Russian speaker source now informing me that some Ukraine/Azov soldiers carrying a white flag when going out with the civilians could have trigger the ‘surrender’ of the garrison report. Zelensky was saying yesterday that he was working on getting the Azov people out, and I would imagine offering to exchange them with Russian and Donbass soldiers. But trading Neo-Nazi war criminals for regular troops would set a bad precedent.
Jim, maybe so. But why do I think there will be a point when Clown Zelensky will throw the Azov Brigade off the Zionist train. They will disappear like the ISIS head choppers.
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