http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/jun/26/russia-ukraine-war-live-kyiv-claims-advances-near-bakhmut-rouble-falls-to-15-month-low-after-wagner-rebellion Podolyak continued: “Putin’s state vertical is incurably sick, weak, fearful and ready for any concessions in order to preserve physical life and material assets. Any organised military group will be able to seize control without encountering resistance … This means the longer Putin remains a nominal president and the longer he drags out this … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Based on the latest information, I wouldn’t give credence to Putin’s bluster. Timothy Snyder, the historian, discounts Putin’s ability to hold onto power. He left Moscow when Prigozhin advanced. Prigozhin shot down 6 Helicopters and 1 plane enroute to Moscow. This is a battle for control of Russia by two Fascist Oligarchs. Besides being a Mercenary, Prigozhin owns and operates mines in Africa and was head of the Internet Research Agency, Russia’s propaganda machine. Russia has been weakened. Many of the military are out of the Ukraine. This may be an opening for Zelensky’s successful advance, given all the weapons he needs. Then Ukraine can pursue peace. Russian may be too preoccupied now, as it gets its house in order. The Elites will decide who rules Russia and the people will accept their verdict. You did notice, no one demonstrated in the streets in support of Putin? Wait and see!
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jun/25/the-guardian-view-on-prigozhins-mutiny-putins-problems-arent-over While Mr Prigozhin’s uprising looks like a desperate act to stop his private army being incorporated into regular forces, some wonder if broader intra-elite conflict lies in the background. The Wagner chief had become increasingly brazen in his attacks on the defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, and commander in chief, Valery Gerasimov. Initially there were … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Now that Prigozhin is going to Belarus, what happens next? He’s been an outspoken critic of the Russian military. Has Putin been weakened? Has Prigozhin lost too many men and blames the ineptness of the Russian military? What will be his demands once he’s in Belarus. Prigozhin runs an enormous empire of mercenaries in the Middle East and Africa. He was sanctioned for interfering in our 2016 elections. Who’s fate is on the line? Wait and see!
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/mar/30/vulkan-files-leak-reveals-putins-global-and-domestic-cyberwarfare-tactics The software engineers behind these systems are employees of NTC Vulkan. On the surface, it looks like a run-of-the-mill cybersecurity consultancy. However, a leak of secret files from the company has exposed its work bolstering Vladimir Putin’s cyberwarfare capabilities. Thousands of pages of secret documents reveal how Vulkan’s engineers have worked for Russian military … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce 11 months ago, on the eve of the invasion of Ukraine, a Russian hacker, penetrated Russian cyber networks, developed for the FSB and distributed their contents to an international consortium of Newspapers. Der Spiegel and Paper TrailMedia, have uncovered a trove of documents, linking Russia to the destabilization of Western Nations. The investigators at the The Guardian, Washington Post and Germany have shown that Cozy Bear, Fancy Bear are linked to Russian hacking, along with Sandworm, responsible for malign political acts: cyber-sabotage, election interference, dumping of emails and leaking. Sandworm disabled the Ukrainian power grid in 2015. In 2016, working with Trumps campaign team, they distributed Hilary Clinton’s emails and a year later attempted to influence the French election. #Vulcan, FSB cyber ops, formed by Putin , for Putin, to destabilize all “enemies” , to crush their will to fight back!
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/jan/15/russia-ukraine-war-live-rescuers-work-though-night-after-deadly-russian-missile-attack-on-dnipro-apartment-block The UK foreign secretary, James Cleverly, has said “now is the time to accelerate and go further and faster” in giving Ukraine the support it needs. In a column for the British tabloid the Sun on Sunday, Cleverly writes that the Russian army is on the defensive and morale among its troops is pitiful, … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Russia missiles destroy a Dnipro Apartment block, killing 100 and leaving several hundred homeless. In other regions of Ukraine, the fighting continues. The UK is committed to sending tanks now and training Ukrainian troops. Let’s hope the Ukrainian troops receive what they need, to make their counteroffensive decisive, as quickly as possible.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/jan/14/russia-ukraine-war-live-iaea-boosting-presence-to-avert-serious-nuclear-accident The governor of the central Cherkasy region warned Ukrainians that Russia could launch a massive missile strike later on Saturday and urged residents to take shelter during air raid sirens. Separately, Vitaly Kim, regional governor of the southern Mykolaiv region, said that 17 Russian Tupolev bombers had taken off from their airbases. His statement … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Russia is stepping up the pace of its bombing, using heavy missiles on Kyiv and evading detection. Infrastructure was damaged in the capitol. Soledar still encountering fierce fighting and may not be captured. Towns in Kharkiv are under attack. The Mykolaiv region is being shelled. Heavy tanks and anti missile defenses, and anti aircraft are needed now. If we want Ukraine to win, why limit their response?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/jan/13/russia-ukraine-war-live-small-pockets-of-resistance-from-ukraine-in-soledar-says-moscow-installed-official battle of Verdun in the 21st century”. The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of the first world war, and led to huge casualties. Yermak said: The situation is difficult, even very difficult. This is the battle of Verdun in the 21st century. The fighting has been going on for several months, but … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Russia is determined to capture Soledar and continues to throw manpower into the battle. The Ukrainian forces are repelling them here and in Bakhmut. It’s become a battlefield of the dead and a wasteland. No territories will be ceded to Russia. Zelensky is fighting to win. Where are his tanks? Surely, there is a strategy to end this war before Russia rearms and rebuilds their forces?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/11/russia-ukraine-war-at-a-glance-what-we-know-on-day-322-of-the-invasion Russia’s artillery fire in Ukraine has gone down dramatically from its wartime high, in some places by as much as 75%, according to US and Ukrainian officials. The drop in shelling is further evidence of Russia’s increasingly weak position on the battlefield nearly a year into its invasion, officials have told CNN. The officials … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The Russian missiles are declining and combat on the ground is increasing. It is not confirmed that Soledar has fallen to the Russians. Heavy fighting continues in Bakhmut. Ukrainian Allies, including Canada ,are sending weapons to Ukraine to ensure an effective and decisive counteroffensive. Ukraine can’t lose this War. They fight for every democracy and their victory will be a deterrent to all those Nations with imperialist notions. Our World is small and interconnected. When the entire globe is fighting for man’s survival, imperialism is an unaffordable lethal distraction.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/jan/09/russia-ukraine-war-live-updates-bakhmut-zelenskiy-putin-russian-today-latest-news Habeck has previously said the country should send “all Marders that are operational” to Ukraine after the announcement that Germany would ramp up military support for Kyiv by providing about 40 Marders. Last Updated: 06:35 Monday, 09 January 2023 2h ago Two women killed in Russian missile attack on village market, say officials The … More TheVoiceOfJoyce When will the Ukraine’s Allie’s give them the weapons they need to wipe out Russia’s missile arsenals? Russia is fighting Ukrainians by murdering civilians and destroying their homes, markets, hospitals, schools and infrastructure. Though no troops are necessary, Russian troops are continuing fighting in Bakhmut. Pope Francis calls Russia’s invasion against Ukraine a crime against God and humanity. How much suffering in Ukraine will the World watch, before arming Ukraine sufficiently and denying Putin his win? Putin is changing Ukrainian maps and Russian troops are massing on Belarus’ border. What action will stop Russian imperialism? This is Day 320 of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/jan/08/russia-ukraine-war-moscows-ceasefire-ends-with-no-let-up-in-fighting-ukraine-strikes-power-plants-in-donetsk-officials-say-live There has been growing concerns that Belarus – a staunch backer of Moscow – could be used as a staging post to attack Ukraine from the north after increasing military activity in the country and fresh transfer of Russian troops there, Reuters reports. Unofficial Telegram channels monitoring military activity in Belarus reported late on … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Marking the end of the Christmas Season with intensified bombing in many of the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Italy has been asked to provide air power to Ukraine. Is this for current support or support required when 1800+ Russian troops enter Ukraine from Belarus? Putin will not stop his offensive and Belarus appears to be a convenient ally and launching area for Russian troops. The Bradley tanks can’t get to the Ukrainian front soon enough. Here’s hoping Russia gets to pay for their destruction of the Ukrainians, the displacement of 8 million and the devastation of Ukrainian property and infrastructure.