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THE WORLD IS IN CHAOS
YESTERDAY WE HAD:
Riots in Belgium
Riots in the Netherlands
Riots in Germany
Protests in China
Protests in Iran
Protests in Brazil
Riots in Kazakhstan
War in northern Syria
War in northern Iraq
War in Ukraine
🇷🇺 🇧🇾 🇦🇲 The OSCE has proposed a range of assistance measures for Armenia, including sending a mission to the border with Azerbaijan to assess the situation on the ground.
The situation is not easy, first of all on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, there are almost daily exchanges of fire, the organization's secretary general said in an interview with the Belarusian TV channel ONT.
"On the whole, the package of measures offered by the CSTO to help Armenia, including political and diplomatic and military measures, as well as sending a mission to the border, which will really assess the situation, has generally found support from all states. The only thing that has not been achieved is a consolidated assessment of the situation there.
🇩🇪🇺🇸🇷🇺🇺🇦Former German SPD leader Lafontaine: USA has been preparing Kiev for conflict with Russia since 2014
The conflict in Ukraine began in 2014 after the Euromaidan, and the US has been actively fueling it ever since. Former chairman of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) Oskar Lafontaine told Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten.
Since then, the US and its Western vassals have been arming Ukraine and systematically preparing Kiev for a confrontation with Russia. As a result Ukraine has not de jure but de facto become a member of NATO. This background has been deliberately ignored by Western politicians and mainstream media
Ex-chairman of the German Social Democratic Party
According to the former head of a German political party, Washington has achieved a deterioration of relations between the European Union (EU) and Russia and, at the same time, eliminated Germany as a geopolitical rival. The U.S. now has the power to determine EU policy, Lafontaine noted.
They sell their dirty shale gas while the American defence industry flourishes
Former chairman of the German Social Democratic Party
However, according to Lafontaine, Washington has failed to fully implement its plans against Russia.
I have a feeling the US now realises it has bared its teeth. Despite massive arms shipments to Ukraine and sending a lot of "military advisers" there, it turns out that Russia, a nuclear power, cannot be defeated militarily. In addition, anti-Russian sanctions have boomeranged for the West
🇺🇸🇺🇦Boeing wants to set up production of small-diameter bombs and supply them to Ukraine for strikes on Russian territory, Reuters has said. Meanwhile, the company has already sent the proposal to the Pentagon.
It is about low-cost, small-sized, high-precision bombs that can be mounted on the Kiev regime's missiles.
🇺🇦🇷🇺Kiev was planning an operation to seize Crimea in 2023, the Economist has reported, citing the deputy head of the Ukrainian parliamentary committee for national security and defence, Mykhaylo Zabrodskyy, who was previously commander of the Ukrainian airborne troops and remains close to the Ukrainian military circles involved in the planning, according to the newspaper.
🇺🇸🇹🇼Wall Street Journal writes that there are not enough weapons for Taiwan because of supplies to Ukraine, and the MIC is working at its limits. So, F-16 deliveries are delayed by the mid-2020s, and Javelins, Stingers and Haimars and howitzers are being clamped down on Taiwan for Ukraine, and not enough of them for their own. The total amount of undelivered weapons to Taiwan has already amounted to more than 19 billion dollars
JUST IN - Russia has postponed talks with the United States on nuclear disarmament scheduled for this week.
NEW - National Grid system operator in the UK may activate its power blackout "prevention scheme" for the first time tomorrow evening./
❗️Zaporozhye NPP remains under Russian control, the Energodar administration said in response to media reports
"The media actively spread fakes that Russia allegedly plans to withdraw from Energodar and leave ZNPP. This information is not true," the administration said in a statement.
🇺🇦🇦🇹⚡️ Austrian MoD: Ukraine will face a complete blackout in a few weeks without Western help
The military strategist of the Austrian Ministry of Defense, Colonel Markus Reisner, in an interview with ZDF, said that Ukraine would plunge into darkness without Western help.
According to the politician, everyone underestimated the capabilities of Russia, as an example, Reisner cited the use of cruise and ballistic missiles, Iranian drones. The military strategist sees the air defense as the salvation for the country, only he immediately reports the problems that arise. Earlier, the Russian Federation had already destroyed a third of Ukrainian air defense, in October Kiev had almost no systems left to protect, and Western supplies did not allow covering the entire country.
"The sheer size of the country and a lot of objects that must be protected make defense almost impossible," the Austrian official said.
Reisner notes that Europe tries to find weapons for Kiev, but while everyone was sure that Russia was losing, the country stepped up its attacks on Ukraine.
“We have Ukrainian successes on an operational level, but these are being nullified by Russian strategic attacks. The Ukrainians are sitting in Kherson, but they are sitting there in the dark because the Russians have destroyed the infrastructure” the colonel summed up.
🇺🇦🇷🇺 Prigozhin: "Our goal is not Bakhmut, but the destruction of Ukrainian army"
The founder of the private military company "Wagner" told about the goals of the battles near Artyomovsk. According to Yevgeny Prigozhin, Bakhmut has become one of the main fortified areas of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, where Ukrainian Nazis strongly resist. But the Wagner fighters primarily seek to destroy as much manpower as possible, and not to take the city under their control.
"Our task is not Bakhmut itself, but the destruction of the Ukrainian army and the reduction of its combat potential, that has an extremely positive effect on other directions, that is why this operation was named the 'Bakhmut meat grinder'. In this regard, don't get ahead of yourself, it will happen - we will say about it, happiness loves silence," the businessman summed up.
Earlier it was reported that the fighters of PMC "Wagner" took the offensive near Artyomovsk.
🇷🇺 International trade is in crisis, Russia is reorienting its exports and imports to new markets - Vladimir Putin
🇷🇺💥🇺🇦 New York Times: Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered significant losses in the battles near Artemovsk
The New York Times reports serious losses of Ukrainian troops near Artemovsk in the DPR.
“By around noon on Friday, doctors had counted 50 wounded, many of them soldiers. The day before was even worse: 240 people had come through the hospital’s doors with everything from gunshot wounds to shrapnel injuriesand concussions,” the article states.
As The New York Times notes, citing the military, local residents and a Pentagon representative, the Ukrainian command sent new reinforcementsinto Artemovsk, including special forces and territorial defense fighters.
⚡️🗣 We urge residents of the Ukrainian capital to prepare for the fact that the blackouts will CONTINUE until spring, we do NOT exclude partial evacuation - Kiev's Mayor Klitschko.
🗣 Several thousand employees of Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, West Russia, received Russian citizenship, and several thousand more applying for it - Administration official Rogov.
UPDATE: More than 700 Ukrainian Special Forces are in the Kiev-controlled part of Zaporozhye region, being prepared to storm the nuclear power plant.
🇷🇴 NOT SO QUIET ON THE EASTERN FRONT:
Romania is reaching its highest-ever count of 5,000 NATO troops, as alliance POURS more money and resources into building up Europe's eastern flank in its war against Russia.
Meanwhile, Ukraine is in need of its ally in more ways than one, test-importing electricity from Romania for the first time. 💡
🇨🇳🇺🇸 The PLA Navy sent several anti-submarine aircraft to the South China Sea to monitor the actions of the American fleet in the area of the Spratly Island
🇲🇩 New protests in Chisinau (Moldova). 40 thousand people participate in them
🚨BREAKING - The Turkish cabinet will meet today and discuss the upcoming Syrian operation.
Meanwhile the Turkish backed fighters in Syria announced they have completed preparations for the upcoming operation.
🛢🇵🇱🇨🇾🇬🇷🇲🇹 🇷🇺 #oil #ceiling
FT: in the EU, negotiations on the introduction of a ceiling on oil prices from Russia have so far reached an impasse,
Poland wants lower than $65-70 per barrel,Malta,Greece,Cyprus with shipping companies want higher prices
🇺🇸🇪🇺🛢🇷🇺Politico: The US is putting pressure on the EU and individual countries to impose a price ceiling on Russian oil prices
According to the publication,negotiations on price ceiling will resume today
🇪🇪🇫🇮🇮🇸🇱🇻🇱🇹🇳🇴🇸🇪🇺🇦🇷🇺The Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden arrived in Kiev to discuss further support for Ukraine.
🇹🇷 🇸🇾Turkish army needs only a few days to launch a ground military operation in northern Syria.
Such a decision may be made at a cabinet meeting on Monday.
"All preparations have been completed. Now it's a political decision."-Reuters.
🇺🇸🇪🇺🇺🇦🇷🇺NATO countries are running out of weapons for Ukraine, they can no longer sacrifice Himars and Javelin systems-Italian newspaper La Repubblica
💰🌏🇨🇳🇮🇳🇧🇷🇷🇺"Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) proposed to create a payment system for the BRICS countries and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) with a common payment card.
It will be able to unite the national systems of 🇨🇳(Union Pay),🇮🇳(RuPay),🇧🇷(Elo), 🇷🇺(Mir),etc."-Izvestia https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/ru-en.en.d99ccafa-6384c662-160d888c-74722d776562/https/iz.ru/1430721/2022-11-28/v-eek-vystupili-za-sozdanie-universalnoi-platezhnoi-sistemy
🇵🇰🪖🚁💥🏴☠️Pakistani Taliban ends ceasefire and orders nationwide attacks
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) officially announces end of ceasefire and beginning of jihadi attacks all across Pakistan.
Video from Lakki Marwat where Pakistani Army Aviation helicopters can be seen attacking terrorists positions.
🇪🇺🛢🇷🇺EU will not be able to gain independence from fuel supplies from Russia until it reduces its own energy consumption-Director General of the EU Commission for Energy Jørgensen
The Director General of the European Commission for Energy, Ditte Jules Jørgensen, stressed that it will be "much more difficult" for the community to form gas reserves in March-April next year, necessary in order to survive the winter of 2023-2024 without difficulties.
The energy crisis and the fighting in Ukraine led to "serious destabilization" in the energy industry, but at the same time had a "positive impact" on the EU, stimulating the community to switch to green energy "as soon as possible",Jørgensen concluded.
This opinion was expressed on Monday by the Director General of the European Commission (EC) for Energy, Ditte Jules Jørgensen, during a video broadcast organized by the American newspaper The Washington Post.
🇧🇾 - Western reports says former Belarus foreign minister, who died today, was opposed to the Kremlin and even claim Russia is plotting a coup in Belarus in order to get Belarus to intervene.
🇫🇷 - French restorer says he'll have to close due to energy price hike. Energy price exploded, multiplying 4 to 7 times. State isn't offering much help.
🇪🇺 - The Economist projects 147k persons will die this winter due to the cold and high energy price.
🇩🇪 - German media Welt says threat of de-industrialization is looming due to high energy prices and US protectionnism.
Armored vehicles of the Chinese security forces have been pulled into Shanghai and Wuhan.
Riots are intensifying in cities amid large-scale coronavirus restrictions.
🇷🇸🇺🇸 NATO threatens Serbia with isolation if the country does not join the anti-Russian sanctions. The publication Nova published an issue with a NATO report, which states that for Serbia, the status of an EU candidate will be in jeopardy if it continues to adhere to its position. The report also notes that Belgrade is the only European capital that has hosted rallies in support of Russia, and there is great sympathy for Vladimir Putin among citizens.M
💸BlockFi, a major American cryptocurrency exchange that worked closely with the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, has filed for bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the publication, BlockFi accumulated deposits of users in cryptocurrency in the amount of approximately $14 to $20 billion and issued $7.5 billion in loans secured by them. The exchange actively attracted funding from FTX, which at some point even considered the possibility of acquiring BlockFi.
NEW: Debt-hit developer China Evergrande sells land for $1 billion
ALERT - Ukraine warns Russia preparing for a fresh wave of missiles attacks on its energy grid
NEW: Eurozone inflation is running at a record high and has not yet peaked, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Monday, signalling further interest rate hikes to come
⚡️⚡️ Key updates on Russia and #UkraineCrisis as on November 28
The head of Ukraine's state-run nuclear energy firm said on Sunday there were signs that Russian forces might be preparing to leave the vast Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which they seized in March soon after their invasion, Reuters reports. “In recent weeks we are effectively receiving information that signs have appeared that they are possibly preparing to leave the (plant)," Petro Kotin, head of Energoatom, said on national television.
As Russia Wire reported earlier, discussions around Russia withdrawing from Enerhodar, where ZNPP is located, has started emerging across Telegram channels, signalling that the government could be “preparing informational ground” for such a move.
Repeated shelling around the plant has spurred fears of a nuclear catastrophe. Ukraine and Russia blamed each other for the strikes, while several IAEA missions failed to establish which side is behind the shelling, despite emphasising the need of security zone around the plant. Last week, IAEA has revealed damage to the cooling system of the ZNPP. According to updatereleased last Monday, despite the “status of the six reactor units is stable”, IAEA experts still observed widespread damage across the site. “This is a major cause of concern as it clearly demonstrates the sheer intensity of the attacks on one of the world’s largest nuclear power plants,” Director General Grossi said.
🇮🇷Iran going SCO
The Iranian parliament on Sunday approved a bill for Iran's membership to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Mehr agency reported. The bill was approved by the overwhelming majority of the lawmakers, according to the report. Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of parliament, said that the parliament's approval of Iran's membership to the SCO contains an international message of "Iran's multilateralism tendency in the field of foreign policy."
The SCO was founded in 2001 by Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. India and Pakistan became full members in 2017.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in September that his country could join the organization sometime next year. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters the same month that he sees Ankara joining the bloc one day as well, RT notes.
The construction industry in Russia is unable to cope with the labour shortage worsened further after partial mobilisations was announced in Russia, Kommersant notes. The construction industry faced a serious shortage of labor at the height of the pandemic, when labor migrants (mainly from CIS countries) began to leave en masse for their homeland. In June 2021, the Ministry of Labor estimated the shortage of personnel in construction and agriculture at 350 thousand workers, and experts spoke about 2 million people.
Now the industry lacks almost 25% of the required number of employees. The situation worsened after the announcement of partial mobilization, the relocation of some specialists abroad and the return of migrant workers to their homeland, where the demand for labor is also growing. In the next six months, the situation will only worsen, industry players say, particularly as industry has always relied on migrants and hasn’t invested in new technologies allowing to make processes more efficiant and use less human labour.
⚔Battle of priorities
U.S. government and congressional officials fear the conflict in Ukraine is exacerbating a nearly $19 billion backlog of weapons bound for Taiwan, further delaying efforts to arm the island as tensions with China escalate, WSJ writes.
⚡️📣Russia Uses Electronic Warfare Jamming To bring Down Ukraine Drone Warfare⚡️📣
Both Drone Warfare and Electronic Warfare have become huge parts of the War in Ukraine. Drones have been used by both sides in very strategic ways such as Correcting Artillery, Kamikaze attacks, direct rocket fire, Reconnaissance and more. On the other side of this is Electronic Warfare which is any action involving the use of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum) or directed energy (Jamming) to control the spectrum, attack an enemy, or impede enemy assaults. The purpose of electronic warfare is to deny the opponent the advantage of—and ensure friendly unimpeded access to—the EM spectrum. EW can be applied from air, sea, land, and/or space by crewed and uncrewed systems, and can target communication, radar, or other military and civilian assets. I myself was an Electronic Warfare Operator In the US Navy many years ago so this report was very interesting for me to make.
In this Report, I am embedded On the Russian-controlled side of the contact line with the 206th Infantry Regiment of the (LPR ) Lugansk People's Republic Army and they walk us through the process of how they use Electronic Warfare To Bring Down Ukrainian Drones..
My name is Patrick Lancaster and I think you deserve more then what the Western main stream media is willing to show you. I think you need to see information for both sides of the contact line.
Why does the Western mainstream media think the world does not deserve to see reports from both sides of the Ukraine War frontline? Why do they only show you(almost all the time) things that are positive for Ukraine? Why when any English Speaking journalists try and show things in Russian-controlled territory they are attacked and attempted to be smeared by the Western MSM? Think about it!!
🇷🇺❗️Two power units at Zaporizhzhya NPP have been transferred to the “hot shutdown” mode, heat is supplied to Energodar — Rosenergoatom
🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡The FSB of the Russian Federation prevented the preparation of a series of terrorist attacks in places of mass stay of citizens on the territory of the Zaporozhye region.
In Melitopol, three citizens of Ukraine were detained on their way to the place of laying an explosive device in one of the city's markets. Two of them, previously convicted of committing serious crimes on the territory of Ukraine, confessed that they acted on the instructions of the Ukrainian special services in order to intimidate the civilian population of the Zaporozhye region.
Components of an improvised explosive device based on plastite and electric detonators were confiscated in the car of the detainees, two pistols with ammunition, a grenade with a fuse were found in the apartments.
The defendants were taken to Moscow, where criminal cases were initiated against them for preparing terrorist attacks and illegal trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices.
🇷🇺🇺🇦 Russia is preparing a new missile attack - Operational Command "South"
“For the first time in a long time, a launch vehicle on combat duty appeared in the Black Sea for the first time. This is a surface launch vehicle carrying eight Kalibr-type missiles on its board. This suggests that the preparations were underway,” said Natalya Gumenyuk
🇺🇦Power engineers are doing everything possible to give the people of Kiev light for 2-3 hours twice a day. This was stated in DTEK.
"Providing light to critical infrastructure - hospitals, pumping and heating points requires 58% of the remaining electricity. Only 42% of electricity is available to power household consumers. We do our best to supply light to each client for 2-3 hours twice a day."
🏳️⚧️🇺🇦❗NATO countries are running out of weapons for Ukraine, they can no longer sacrifice Himars and Javelin systems - Italian newspaper La Repubblica
🔹CEO of the Federation of 🇩🇪 German Industries said 1 in 4 German co.'s is considering moving production to other countries. CEO of chemical industry association, warns "...the gov't is willfully accepting deindustrialization”.
Now in bankruptcy:
📌🇩🇪 Nuremberg kitchen manufacturerKitchen Source after 40 years in business.
📌 North-Rhine Westphalia 🇩🇪 automotive wheel storage/logistics co. Carewheel GmbH.
📌The DRK (German Red Cross) in Goslar, Lower Saxony. 370,000 euros ofdonations forUkraine now in bankruptcy estate.
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💠 German utility Uniper, reported a 4.8 billion euros loss & faces nationalisation.
💠 BASF 🇩🇪, the world's largest chemical co. announces “permanent” downsizing in Europe.
💠 Steel manufacturers shut down acrossEurope.
💠Europe loses 📉 50% of its zinc & aluminumsmelting capacity.
💠 Ammonia fertilizer & chemical 🏭 plants shut down across Europe.
🇬🇧Britain is rocked by strikes and rallies on a scale unseen in decades. Do you know what the top story in the British media today is? Pretty chunky covid protests in China They're front page news and all the morning TV news. Sky News is reporting from Shanghai, interviewing some children and happily proclaiming: "This is a historic moment!" Then a brief mention is made of an unprecedented strike of British nurses, which threatens to bring most of the hospitals in the country to a halt—but for some reason they don't call it a "historic moment" and don't make any direct reference to it. I wonder why? 🤔
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Moldova's state electricity company says that tomorrow the country will only have 26% of the electricity they need. And that they are preparing to solve this by buying from an "external supplier" (probably extremely overpriced electricity from Romania).
Moldova's electricity shortage, contrariously to what their leadership claims, has nothing to do with Russia. Together with Priednestrovie, the two countries were supposed to be a self sufficient internal system. Moldova not just refuses to "import" electricity from Priednestrovie, but also steal gas destined to it impeding it to generate electricity.
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