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UK and USA could be part of drone attacks on Russian military airfields MikeRivero Wed, 12/07/2022 - 14:25

Military expert Konstantin Sivkov believes that London and Washington could be involved in recent drone attacks on Russian military attacks.

According to the specialist, the Ukrainian Armed Forces used Soviet-made Strizh drones that had been modernised with modern spare parts for the attacks.

"Western intelligence services could designate a flight route that would bypass the air defence zone. The Ukrainians do not have such data at their disposal," Sivkov said, the Public News Service said.

Americans support for US aid to Ukraine declines MikeRivero Wed, 12/07/2022 - 12:45

On Monday, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released the results of their latest poll regarding Americans' perceptions of the war in Ukraine, showing that support for an infinite stream of aid from W

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is TIME’s 2022 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday morning.

Zelensky, 44, shot to international recognition upon Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Almost ten months later, he remains a symbol of the nation’s stoicism and spirit in the face of incursion.

The historic TIME honor, first awarded to aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1927, annually selects the person who has had a particular impact on events of the past year.

BREAKING: Russian on High Alert MORE ATTACKS, Poland is Mobilizing For WAR! MikeRivero Wed, 12/07/2022 - 09:10

On December 5, DPR sources shared a video from a Russian quadcopter filmed near the front lines near Bakhmut. The drone filmed a group of Ukrainian servicemen killing tree unarmed soldiers in standard Ukrainian field uniform. LINK

The newly shared video showed the same incident from the point of view of Ukrainian servicemen. The second video confirmed the claims of Russian military expert.

The European Commission intends to propose restrictions in the mining industry as part of the ninth package of sanctions against Russia. This was reported by the Financial Times newspaper on Tuesday. According to her sources, we are talking about a ban on new investments within the industry. At the same time, an exception will be made for some types of mining products.

The anti-Russian strategy of Polish politicians has failed, but Warsaw no longer has the opportunity to turn back, journalist Stanislav Belen wrote in Myśl Polska. "Politicians in Warsaw have staked on an extremely confrontational policy towards Russia, leaving themselves no room for maneuver," the article says.

According to the author, the Polish authorities made a strategic mistake by trying on the role of a "buffer state", and now they are forced to fulfill the tasks of the United States and Ukraine, ignoring their own interests.

Sanctions to stay, if Russia 'dictates' terms of peace in Ukraine Scholz MikeRivero Wed, 12/07/2022 - 08:33

 Western sanctions against Russia will not be lifted, if Russia "dictates" its terms of a peace settlement in Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an article for Foreign Affairs magazine, published on Monday.

"It was clear from the outset of the war that these sanctions would have to be in place for a long time, as their effectiveness increases with each passing week," Scholz writes. He states that Moscow "needs to understand that not a single sanction will be lifted should Russia try to dictate the terms of a peace deal."

Medvedev tells West to stock up on blankets, boilers and booze as oil price cap kicks in MikeRivero Wed, 12/07/2022 - 08:31

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev took to his Telegram channel to excoriate the West’s price cap on Russian oil.

"It is merely astonishing how mankind likes to step on the same rake again and again, in an attempt to control prices for the sake of politics," the ex-president said. Such attempts have always ended with a commodity vanishing or its price soaring because the law of value remains in effect, he noted.