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[l] at 11/28/22 10:54am
After the retreat of the Russian Armed Forces, it appears that the long-awaited success in the liberation of the Donetsk People's Republic is coming: Russia will soon take the city of Artemovsk. in Ukraine, this city is referred to as Bakhmut (after the river of the same name). Denis Pushilin, Acting Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, said on Rossiya 24 TV channel that the city of Bakhmut was about to be encircled. "We can say that the situation of operational encirclement is close," he said, adding that in the Uhledar direction, the fighting was taking place in the center of the strategically important city of Marinka.

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[l] at 11/28/22 8:39am
Austrian Defenсe Ministry strategist, Colonel Markus Reisner, said that Ukraine would find itself cut off from electricity completely in a few weeks if the West stopped helping Kyiv. "If there is no powerful air defense system deployed here, Ukraine will plunge into complete darkness in a few weeks," Markus Reisner said in an interview with ZDF. According to the colonel, Kyiv was vulnerable to attacks on infrastructure after the Russian Armed Forces destroyed a third of Ukraine's air defence systems.

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[l] at 11/28/22 7:45am
When we compare humans of today to the first humans some two hundred thousand years ago, all of the fundamental biochemistry inside our present bodies (compared to prehistoric bodies) has essentially remained the same. The laws of physics that are responsible for the miracle of life (an eigenstate of the universe) generated from that biochemistry haven't changed either. Our ancestors largely saw the same stunning star-scape that we do today. They saw the same sunsets and sunrises. They endured cold and hot weather, storms, drought, flooding, earthquakes etc. The primary difference between us and our ancestors is that we somewhat better understand the physical laws governing our natural world and have used this knowledge for our benefit as well as to our detriment. This deeper understanding of the world in which we exist developed because of dedicated scientific inquiry which also prepares the inquisitive mind to benefit from serendipity. Science (natural philosophy) is a difficult teacher but the insights garnered from studying the amazing miracles occurring on a femtosecond basis in our universe are definitely worth it. We have garnered incredible insights about our world and have learned to harness nature; developing tools and machines that make our lives easier and more productive. At the same time, this knowledge, which has allowed us to become masters of Earth, has enabled us to create weapons of mass destruction (e.g. nuclear and bio weapons) that could destroy much of life on this planet. For me, understanding scientific phenomena not only helps me exist in this world filled with myriad uncertainty and challenges, but also inspires me as I better understand a beautiful created world and feel the Love that made it. Nikola Tesla warned us that science without its primary aim dedicated to the betterment (and I would add enlightenment) of all humanity is but a perversion of itself. Beyond that, Tesla, ever the visionary, presciently predicted that wars would be fought by robots and wirelessly guided missiles based largely on technology (e.g. radio/remote control) that he developed. Today, his predictions have come true as a significant fraction of the war in Ukraine is being fought with remote-controlled drones and missiles.

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[l] at 11/28/22 7:09am
Russia will not "shoot itself in the foot" by selling oil to those countries that cap prices on Russian oil, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, RIA Novosti reports. Russian President Putin has voiced Russia's position on the matter before, although there are "a lot of nuances" in it, Peskov said. On November 25, EU diplomats postponed negotiations to set restrictions on Russian oil.

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[l] at 11/28/22 5:53am
A possibility for US-based Boeing Corporation to supply new high-precision small-diameter ground-launched bombs (GLSDB) to Ukraine may lead to serious consequences, military analyst, reserve colonel Alexander Zhilin believes. "They consider making those bombs to be able to subsequently send them to Ukraine. for Russia, there is nothing critical here as they are not going to supply those bombs any time soon. Yet, this is a far-reaching trend. So far, Ukraine has been able to strike border areas only. It's not only about artillery here. I hope they will not cross the line behind which terrorist attacks may start," the analyst told lenta.ru news publication. "Ukraine already has high-precision weapons, such as HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and other complexes. As for ammunition, there is one sign here. If the ammo that they use doubles or triples the amount that military logic requires, then it means that they have more than enough of that ammo. I can see that they have been using a lot of munitions lately, they do not spare them," Alexander Zhilin also said.

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[l] at 11/28/22 5:16am
Russia's Aerospace Forces, with the use of high-precision weapons, struck a location where manpower of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) was concentrated, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, an official speaker for the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on November 28. According to Konashenkov, the Russian forces attacked the 17th tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and destroyed more than 100 of its soldiers. The manpower of the tank brigade was concentrated in the area of ​​the Moiseevka station in the Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine. The attack occurred when the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine intended to board railway transport.

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[l] at 11/28/22 4:55am
The United States has been opposing Russia for decades now. Yet, Washington is still afraid to go into direct confrontation with Moscow, Dmitry Belik, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, responded to the recent comment from Oskar Lafontaine, former chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Izvestia reports. "The United States has been confronting Russia not for just eight years, but for decades. Suffice it to recall the Cold War chronology, when the States ideologically, politically and economically sought to resist the USSR,” Dmitry Belik said, adding that the United States was involved in coup d'état in different parts world, and the Maidan coup in Ukraine was no exception. According to Belik, Washington continues to provide Kyiv with military assistance to drag out the conflict. The United States and its allies act as participants of the Ukrainian conflict, but at the same time they do not risk going into direct confrontation with Russia, Belik concluded.

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[l] at 11/25/22 11:13am
The issue is being raised in the context of ongoing US midterm elections, and the fact that over the past thirty years US presidents have been the world’s best at stirring up war and disorder. This is according to the report produced by one of Congress’ own commissions — 251 wars and military interventions since 1991 — absolutely unbeatable. Presidents during this time have been: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden. A hefty collection of warmongers, and the worst of them has been the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Barack Obama, who, among other things, has the US war against the people of Ukraine on his conscience. He was president of the United States in 2014. But let’s go back just over 100 years to get a perspective on how to start wars. In the early 1900s a group of people in power was established in London with extraordinary strength. At the group’s forefront were Nataniel Rothschild and John Rockefeller, in addition to bankers such as Paul Warburg and Jacob Schill.

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[l] at 11/25/22 9:40am
At a meeting with mothers of servicemen participating in the special military operation in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin answered a question about the continuation of mobilisation measures in the country. One of the women at the meeting told the president that her other son was 17 years old. "I am horrified to think that when he turns 18, he will go [to fight], too,” she told Putin.

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[l] at 11/25/22 8:37am
The Russian Ministry of Defence showed a video of Russian Sukhoi Su-35S multi-role fighter jets destroying an aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the zone of the special military operation. The video was published in the official Telegram channel of the ministry.  Russian fighter aircraft patrol airspace daily and around the clock. “The purpose of the mission is to cover the actions of bomber and attack aircraft, as well as army aviation helicopters during air strikes on military facilities and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

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[l] at 11/25/22 7:05am
Yevgeny Prigozhin, an entrepreneur, the owner of the Concord Company and founder of Private Military Company (PMC) Wagner shared a few details about foreign fighters in his PMC. "There are not very many Finnish citizens in PMC Wagner — about 20 people. For obvious reasons, I can not give accurate information about them. As a rule, these are highly qualified specialists, very ideological and motivated,” Prigozhin told Finnish publication Helsingin Sanomat. The businessman also said that the Finns were fighting in a British battalion of the PMC, the commander of which is a US citizen, a former Marine Corps general, Yevgeny Prigozhin's press service said.

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[l] at 11/25/22 6:32am
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with mothers of Russian servicemen, TASS reports. "For you, like for many women in Russia, whose sons are staying in the zone of hostilities, the attitude to this event [Mother's Day] is not that festive, of course, but it is rather associated with a feeling of anxiety and care about your boys. For a mother, no matter what age her son is, he is always a boy, always a child. "Clearly, life is more complex and diverse than what they show on TV screens or on the Internet — one can not trust there anything at all. It's just a bunch of fakes, deceit and lies. There are so many information attacks going on, because in the modern world, taking into account modern technologies, they have become especially relevant and effective. Information is also a weapon.

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[l] at 11/25/22 5:26am
Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said in an interview with The Guardian that instructors from Iran who were hired to train Russian military men to pilot kamikaze drones were killed in Crimea. The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council emphasized that Crimea was allegedly Ukrainian territory and no one invited foreign specialists there, so Ukrainian special services liquidated them. At the same time, Danilov did not specify the number of victims.

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[l] at 11/25/22 4:12am
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said he was ready to consider options that would ensure the return of Crimea to Ukraine by non-military means. In an interview with The Financial Times, Zelensky said that he could understand how puzzled everyone was about the situation around the peninsula. "If someone offers us a way that will help return Crimea by non-military means, then I will only be up for it. If a possible solution does not provide for all the Russian military to leave the territory of Crimea, then there is no need to waste time on this," Zelensky said.

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[l] at 11/24/22 11:36am
Experts believe that Armenia's pull out from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) is a foregone conclusion. Russia could take advantage of such a development, but it appears that President Putin does not think so. At the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the CSTO in Yerevan, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan refused to sign both the final document and the document on "assistance to Armenia." Pashinyan appealed to political assessments of the conflict with Azerbaijan that did not meet Armenia's interests. Pashinyan believes that Azerbaijan occupied the territory of Armenia (he probably means part of the Syunik region). He proposes the CSTO Security Council should "speed up the necessary political and diplomatic work with the Azerbaijani side to contribute to the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia to initial positions as of May 11, 2021".

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[l] at 11/24/22 9:52am
Military expert Viktor Litovkin believes that there are reasons why Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems will be powerless against Russian missiles in Ukraine. Kyiv has been asking for Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems several months claiming that such complexes will seriously strengthen Ukraine's air defense. However, Western countries are in no hurry to supply them. They need those systems for their own needs in the first place. Germany offered to deploy several of such complexes in Poland. After that, Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, suggested supplying those complexes to Ukraine. Germany rejected such a proposal.

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[l] at 11/24/22 8:08am
The Ukrainian authorities conduct a total mobilization of residents in the Russian-speaking regions of the country, a representative of the Russian law enforcement agencies in the Kherson region said, RIA Novosti reports. "General and total mobilisation is carried out only in the Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine — in Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy and the Kyiv-controlled part of the Zaporozhye region,” the agency said with reference to the unnamed source. Zelensky's decree on mobilization does not apply to Ukraine's western regions. For example, only 40 men were called up in Ivano-Frankivsk, and 30 — in Lviv.

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[l] at 11/24/22 6:55am
Russia would accept the remarks from French President Emmanuel Macron, who condemned the strikes on Ukraine, if Paris criticised Ukraine's strikes of the Donbass, Kremlin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reports. Ukraine has been shelling civilian targets in Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics since 2014, Peskov said. "We have not heard a single condemnation of that from the French leadership,” Peskov said.

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[l] at 11/24/22 5:51am
The upcoming winter is going to be hard for Ukraine due to Western assistance and Zelensky's actions, State Duma deputy Yuri Shvytkin said, Izvestia writes. The Ukrainian people are suffering because of Zelensky's actions. In addition, Western countries are suffering too because their governments neglect common people's interests and supply Kyiv with weapons ad various generators, the MP said. Russia is striking Ukraine's critical infrastructure in response to arms supplies and the support that the West has been providing to the Kyiv regime, Yuri Shvytkin said.

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[l] at 11/24/22 5:42am
On November 23, the Russian armed forces carried out a massive strike with the use of long-range high precision weapons against Ukraine's military command and control system and related energy facilities, the Russian Ministry of Defence told reporters on November 24. The railway transportation of reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, foreign weapons, military equipment and ammunition to combat areas was disrupted as a result of the strike. The goal of the attack has been reached. All designated objects have been destroyed,” the Ministry of Defence reported.

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[l] at 11/24/22 4:27am
The State Duma of the Russian Federation gave the third reading to the law banning the propaganda of LGBT and "non-traditional sexual attitudes". The bill provides for a ban on the dissemination of information about LGBT individuals and propaganda of pedophilia. In addition, it prohibits calls for gender reassignment among teenagers on the Internet, media, books, audiovisual services, movies and advertising. "The decision will help us protect our children, the future of the country from the darkness spread by the US and European states. We have our own traditions and values. You supported these laws. Thank you!" Parliament Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said.

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