American’s do a turnaround saying the Ukraine offense IS making gains…..
And the Ukraine IS doiung things THEIR way, eh?
It’s THEIR WAR, Right?
Of course the Ukraine HAS to make some progress as they KNOW that the West is NOT going to be able give them the level support they are getting forever….
For the American President thing’s could do cold in months as a Election looms on the horizon….
The conflict has guns, drones and hacking attacks….
Drone wars continue…..
Putin IS gonna HAVE TO figure out some way to move Ukraine grain that makes Turkey money…
Russia says it’s new ballistic missile IS ready…..
Using such a weapon WOULD escalate the conflict with missle strike to anyplace within Ukraine capability for the Russians …
The Russian have bulked up protection around the Crimea bridge….Which was the site of a previous Ukraine attack and IS bound to have more as the Ukraine makes gains in its offensive push going on now….
The US military says it’s not worried about the Russian ICBM’s range…..
Russian President is looking to meet with the Chinese President Xi Jinping….
Both countries are having economic issues ….
The Russian’s are holding elections in places they may not have in future….
The Russian’s are doing Military exercises involving more than 2,500 soldiers from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan began Friday in Belarus….You CAN bet the US and NATO military intel assets will be looking at the action….
Washington acknowledges Kyiv’s counteroffensive has advanced in the past three days.
Here’s what we’re covering:
Ukraine’s counteroffensive has made ‘notable progress’ in the last 72 hours, the White House says.
Russia claims its Sarmat intercontinental missile is on ‘combat duty.’
A U.S. official meets with a Ukrainian delegation to discuss Kyiv’s anti-corruption efforts.
Russia brands a Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist a ‘foreign agent.’
Putin and Erdogan will meet as grain talks appear stalled.
Ukrainian students begin a new school year in the shadow of war.
New Russian high school textbooks seek to justify the war in Ukraine…..
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
Ukraine’s apparent advance come after several weeks of near stalemate, which has prompted concern, including within the administration, about Ukraine’s military strategy.
Russia’s Ministry of Justice branded Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov a “foreign agent” on Friday. Muratov, the editor in chief of the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, has been a frequent critic of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The “foreign agent” designation imposes rules and restrictions relating to finances and public disclosures. The underlying law has been used to harass and burden human rights organizations and journalists in Russia.
Zelensky said Kyiv’s new long-range weapons were produced by the Ministry of Strategic Industries and, according to Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, have been under development since 2020. The Washington Post could not immediately verify the Ukrainian claims. Kirby referred all questions about Ukrainian capabilities to Kyiv and reiterated the administration’s policy of not encouraging or enabling Ukrainian strikes inside Russia’s borders. “We are focused on making sure Ukraine can win back its own territory,” Kirby said.
Yuri Borisov, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos, announced the deployment of the Sarmat missile complex on Friday, three months after Russian President Vladimir Putin initially said it would be ready, Russian state news agency Interfax reported. The Kremlin, which has claimed that it can breach “any missile defense” system, successfully test-launched one of the intercontinental ballistic missiles in April. At the time, Pentagon said it was not a significant threat to the United States or its allies.
Russia said Friday that any weapons facilities in Ukraine could become a target, a day after Zelensky’s office announced that Britain’s largest defense contractor, BAE Systems, will open an office in Kyiv to streamline support for Ukrainian forces. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that the development would not “fundamentally change the situation,” but warned: “Any weapons production facilities, especially if these weapons are fired at us, become the object of special attention by our military forces.” BAE has been providing Ukraine with weapons such as the L119 and M777 artillery systems, Zelensky said.
Putin said Friday that he would meet “soon enough” with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who the Russian president called “his friend” and “a person who does a lot for the development of Russian-Chinese relations.” The two leaders most recently met in March and held three days of talks in Moscow — a symbolic joint stand against the United States and its Western allies. Xi and Putin agreed to expand economic ties, which have become a lifeline for Russia under Western sanctions.
Moscow’s mayor reported early Friday that drones were shot down outside the city. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, according to a Telegram post from Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. Moscow’s Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports were temporarily closed in what has become a nightly occurrence. Ukrainian drones targeted two other western regions of Russia: Kursk, where local officials reported one building was damaged, and Belgorod.