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👀 Ukrainian plains will begin to freeze from the 6th - 16th of February perfect to start an offensive.
Meanwhile Canada now wakes up, the Chinese Balloon flew over their Air Space for 2 whole days, after the US noticed it then they realized it also flew over them.
🚨BREAKING - Canada’s defense ministry states it is tracking a second potential spy balloon.
As of now no location has been released.
❗🇨🇳 "China is a responsible nation and doesn’t violate the airspace of other countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning says in a statement following speculation that a spy balloon spotted over the US was sent by China.
🚨BREAKING - The alleged Chinese balloon was first spotted on Feb. 2 by civilians in a commercial airliner, US officials confirmed.
Adding more salt to injury to the US Air Defense Systems.
❗🇺🇸 US officials say the Montana Minuteman Missile Silos were targeted in the alleged Spy Balloon mission.
“Everything is fine. Everything is normal. Don’t worry about the Chinese spy ballon hovering over our nuclear silos. This is fine. This is ok. You can barely even see it. Go about your day”
🚨BREAKING - Anthony Blinkin Postpones his trip to China over the Spy Balloon controversy.
🚨BREAĶING - Chinese Foreign Ministry admits the balloon belongs to China but went out of it's path, & was carried by the westerlies wind to American Airspace.
❗🇺🇸 US is mulling to shoot down the Chinese described Weather Balloon once it reaches over the Atlantic Ocean.
❗🇺🇸 The Chinese Spy Balloon continues to move on over Central USA, currently spotted over Kansas City, Missouri.
❗🇺🇸 UPDATE - According to the Pentagon, the Chinese Spy Balloon is "maneuverable" US officials have spotted the balloon changing its path.
The current location is over Central USA.
US officials also say they are "skeptical" about the Chinese statement that the balloon strayed off it's path.
REPORTER: "Does the public not have the right to know where the balloon is?"
PENTAGON: "The public certainly has the ability to look up in the sky and see where the balloon is"
🚨BREAKING - Biden was briefed on the Chinese Spy Balloon on Tuesday - White House.
❗🇺🇸 Biden agreed with the Pentagon chief's advice that the Chinese balloon should not be shot down due to the risk to people on the ground - White House.
💩The Pentagon has stated that they are currently only tracking 1 High-Altitude Balloon which contradicts what the Canadian Department of National Defense said last night that there was a second Balloon being tracked somewhere over Canada.
This is total comedy...
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is demanding an immediate investigation into President Biden's lack of a response to China's spy balloon that is currently floating over the U.S.
"I write to request that you expeditiously convene a hearing on troubling reports that the Chinese government has launched a surveillance balloon over the United States to spy on our nuclear capabilities," Hawley wrote in a letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.
"As Members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), we have an obligation to obtain a full understanding of the surveillance that the Chinese government is currently conducting in gross violation of U.S. airspace and to understand the Biden Administration’s baffling response thus far," he wrote.
🚨BREAKING - Blinken - "We’re confident this is a Chinese surveillance balloon
🚨BREAKING - Pentagon has detected Another Chinese spy balloon over Latin America.
“We are seeing reports of a balloon transiting Latin America. We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon,” press secretary Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder says.
🚨BREAKING - Explosions reported over Montana followed by a Trail in the Sky.
🚨BREAKING - US Officials tell CNN the second balloon spotted over Latin America is headed for the United States.
❗🇻🇪 Venezuelan Channels report that locals over Maracaibo State (Western Venezuela) spotted an object similar to the Mainland Chinese Balloon over the skies of Venezuela.
🚨BREAKING - Defense officials tell Fox News that the balloon over Montana has not exploded and was not shot down by the U.S military.
🇭🇺❌🇺🇸 — The Hungarian Foreign Minister has said the opinions of the US ambassador are “irrelevant” and that he should not interfere in Hungary's internal affairs.
— ''It is completely irrelevant what (US Ambassador to Hungary David) Pressman or any other ambassador thinks about the domestic political process in Hungary because it has nothing to do with him. It is not his place to interfere in Hungary’s internal affairs,'' said Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto.
"We do not accept governors or regents. He was not sent to tell us how to live in our own country. That era is over. Hungary is a sovereign country, and no one from outside can tell us how to live," he added.
Norway has decided to procure 54 new Leopard 2A7 battle tanks, with a possibility of an additional 18 tanks.The first new tanks are expected to be delivered in 2026
Noruega ha decidido adquirir 54 nuevos tanques de batalla Leopard 2A7, con la posibilidad de 18 tanques adicionales. Se espera que los primeros tanques nuevos se entreguen en 2026.
La Norvège a décidé de se procurer 54 nouveaux chars de combat Leopard 2A7, avec une possibilité de 18 chars supplémentaires. Les premiers nouveaux chars devraient être livrés en 2026
🇹🇷 🇺🇸 Turkish Interior Minister to the US Ambassador in Ankara: "Get your dirty hands off Turkey. I'm telling you very clearly: get your dirty hands off Turkey!"
📎 AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎
🇷🇺❌🇺🇦📹 — 🇺🇦🎙 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: If We (Ukraine) falls, This will be the beginning of the Third World War
🇨🇳 China Coast Guard increases patrolling activities near the South China Sea ❗️
China Coast Guard maintained near-daily patrols at key features across the disputed South China Sealast year.
The graph shows that patrols in the waters surrounding the Vanguard Bankoff Vietnam, an area known for its oil and gas reserves, more than doubled to 310 days in 2022.
The number of days Chinese ships patrolled near Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands, where the Philippines maintains a garrison, increased to 279 from 232 days, while those at Luconia Shoals, near important Malaysian oil and gas operations, rose to 316 from 279.
China also patrolled near Scarborough Shoal, administrated by the Philippines, for 287 daysover the past year.
The patrols show Beijing’s determination to assert control over its claim to more than 80% of the South China Sea. With China Coast Guard vessels operating in Malaysian, Philippine and Vietnamese waters every day of the year, it all but guarantees tensions remain high. It also means that run-ins with those neighbors will be a regular occurrence.
However, China’s ships encounters with the US naval vessels is also likely to happen on more regular basis.
The region has become a highly-contestedone where every country has their own interests to pursue. Besides the Taiwan Strait, the South China Sea right now is one more place where a devastating confrontation may start in the near future.
‼️🇷🇺👉🇺🇸🏴☠️ The United States, by supplying Ukraine with ever more powerful weapons, is deliberately aggravating the conflict, said Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov.
"Washington sees no boundaries in the desire to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia. The transfer of ever more powerful weapons to the Kyiv regime is a deliberate escalation of the conflict by the United States," the diplomat said, quoted by the press service of the Russian diplomatic mission.
“The administration has put almost everything on the Ukrainian card: its own international authority, the money of American taxpayers and the lives of Ukrainian soldiers. At this rate, the United States can reach absolute madness, such as providing fighter jets to the republic,” he said. "Washington is de facto inciting its protégés to attack Russian regions," the Russian diplomat added.
NEW 🚨 France and Italy have agreed to deliver mobile surface-to-air missile systems to Ukraine
JUST IN - U.S. employers added 517,000 jobs in January, far more than expected, and the unemployment rate fell to a 54-year low of 3.4%, according to government statistics.
Biden says jobs report shows his economic plan is working.
💸🇺🇸🇷🇺🇺🇦 US Attorney General Garland announces transfer of frozen assets of Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeyev to Kiev
🗣 Today, I am announcing that I have authorized the first ever transfer of forfeited Russian assets ($5.4 million) for use in Ukraine - Garland.
“Legal” theft ladies and gentlemen
🇺🇸🇪🇺🇷🇺🇺🇦"US and its NATO satellites have finally undermined their reputation as reliable, negotiable international partners" - Sergey Lavrov
🇬🇧🇺🇦🇷🇺UK defence minister Ben Wallace said there was "no magic wand" that could help Ukraine in its battle against Russia
🇺🇸🇺🇦🇷🇺Biden was called upon to send 100-200 American contractors to Ukraine so that they would teach the AFU to repair equipment on the go.
Alexander Vindman, a retired US Army officer, addressed the presidential administration with such a proposal, Politico
The publication clarifies that Vindman and his associates want to send military mechanics as close to the contact line as possible and are already raising money for this.
🇩🇪🇶🇦🇺🇦🇷🇺"The German authorities have approved the delivery of "Leopard 1" tanks to Ukraine from their own reserves and are negotiating the purchase of 15 Flakpanzer Gepard from Qatar for further shipment to Kiev," - Süddeutsche Zeitung
🇩🇪🇺🇦🇷🇺Germany plans to supply Ukraine not only Leopard 2 tanks, but also Leopard 1. This was reported by the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung with reference to government circles.
It is also noted that at the moment there are problems with ammunition for these tanks. https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/ukraine-panzer-munition-bundesregierung-1.5744165?reduced=true
🇺🇸🇷🇺🇺🇦"Media claims that the US allegedly proposed a plan with the cession of 20% of the territory to Ukraine is a duck(duck means something like a rumor to test the waters)" - Peskov
🇦🇹❌🇺🇦🇪🇺The Austrian Foreign Minister opposed Ukraine's rapid accession to the EU and preferences for Kiev
Alexander Schallenberg stressed that there should be no first-class and second-rate candidates for joining the European Union
Austrian Minister for European and Foreign Affairs Alexander Schallenberg spoke out against Ukraine's entry into the European Union in an accelerated manner and granting Kiev preferences in this matter compared to the states of the Western Balkans. The head of Austrian diplomacy said this on Friday during a speech at the National Council (lower house of Parliament) of the republic.
"Schallenberg categorically rejects the "accelerated path" for Ukraine in terms of [its] accession to the European Union. He stressed that there should be no first-class and second-rate candidates for EU membership. The countries of the Western Balkans should not be at a disadvantage," the press service of the Austrian Parliament reports.
On February 3, an EU-Ukraine summit will be held in Kiev to discuss preparations for the country's accession to the EU. Earlier, a TASS source in Brussels reported that the post-Soviet republic would not be offered an accelerated procedure for joining the EU.
🇺🇸🇪🇺🛢🇷🇺"Sanctions on Russian crude oil have ‘failed completely,’ oil analyst says" -CNBC
🇺🇸🇪🇺🇷🇺☢️⚛️NATO believes that Russia does not fulfill the conditions of the START treaty
NATO called on Moscow to resume inspections of nuclear arsenals
The North Atlantic Alliance believes that Russia has not fulfilled the terms of the Strategic Offensive Arms Reduction Treaty and calls on Moscow to resume inspections of nuclear arsenals.
🤡🎪🇫🇷🇷🇺🌍The French Foreign Ministry accused Russia of a "neocolonial policy" in Africa
"Today, what we are seeing in Africa is the conduct of a neocolonial policy on the part of Russia, which specifically calls into question the sovereignty of states."
🇬🇧✈️🇺🇦🇷🇺Sunak did not rule out the transfer of fighters to Kiev, despite the long training of pilots
The British Prime Minister added that he was proud that during his 100 days as Prime Minister of the country, London's strategy for providing military assistance to Ukraine has changed and become more active.
"We are in dialogue with our Ukrainian friends about how best to support them. However, we must remember that combat aircraft are incredibly complex equipment, which will take months, if not years of training to control," Sunak said in an interview with Talk TV.
🇩🇪🪖🇺🇦🇷🇺Berlin stated that they did not consider these supplies to be "participation in the war" and that it was just "support".
🇭🇺🇺🇸Hungarian Foreign Minister: "Hungary is a sovereign country, no one from the outside can tell us how to live."
🇩🇪🪖Handelsblatt writes that in Germany, the infrastructure other than the railway is not ready and will not withstand the movement of troops and equipment of the Bundeswehr.
🇷🇺🚀💥🔥🇺🇦 AFU is catastrophically short of weapons and ammunition, a warehouse has been destroyed in Kherson - AFU complaining
Video of a night explosion of a fireworks warehouse in Kherson, high probability of ammunition that was stored there
🇸🇪🇩🇪🇺🇦🇷🇺Sweden will supply Germany with missiles for IRIS-T air defense systems in Ukraine - Bloomberg
According to the agency 's source Germany has asked Sweden to provide launchers compatible with the IRIS-T system.
Hide the cars in Kiev
🇫🇷 🇷🇺 🇺🇦 The defeat of Ukraine in the conflict can be equated with the defeat of the West – former French ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gérard Araud.
"The West has sided with Ukraine and will do everything possible to prevent Kiev's defeat. The defeat of Ukraine would be a defeat of the West and a loss of prestige in relation to the rest of the world," said ex-diplomat.
At the same time, he stressed that with the current balance of forces, the AFU is unlikely to be able to deliver a decisive blow to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
"We are doing so much on the side of Ukraine that we will not be able to accept its loss. We are very close to war with the Russian Federation, because the defeat of Kiev will be the defeat of the West and will result in the loss of its prestige in the world," the diplomat said.
Gérard Araud admitted that the issue of negotiations between Kiev and Moscow is not being seriously considered yet, so the West faces a real prospect of a protracted conflict. https://www.rts.ch/info/monde/13754295-gerard-araud-loccident-ne-peut-plus-accepter-une-defaite-de-lukraine.html
🤡🎪🇺🇸🇷🇺"The CIA is very, very diligently preparing a coup d'état in Russia," former CIA director Petraeus said in an interview with The Washington Post.
"The other alternative, of course, is regime change. And that is so hard to calculate,and he[Putin] has such a tight grip on power.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/washington-post-live/2023/01/30/transcript-politics-war-leadership-with-gen-david-petraeus/ ...He is openly saying for regime change...Imagine some foreign intelligence service director of China or Russia saying overthrowing USA goverment...Entire mainstream media will cry so much that entire Universe can hear them...
🇵🇱🇪🇺🇷🇺The Polish Prime Minister acknowledged the insufficient effectiveness of the EU sanctions imposed against Russia
As Mateusz Morawiecki noted, "Russia has learned to circumvent" sanctions, besides, "raw material prices have jumped a lot"
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki acknowledged the insufficient effectiveness of the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia. He stated this in an interview published on Friday with Interia.
🇵🇱🪖🇺🇦🇷🇺"Poland has started teaching Ukrainian soldiers how to handle Leopard tanks" — Polish Defense Ministry
Which brings the legitimate question what happened to all those Soviet type tanks that Ukraine had...
🇺🇸🪖🇺🇦🇷🇺The Pentagon will allocate a new $ 2.175 billion.package of military assistance to Kiev. It will include GLSDB ammunition
The US Department of Defense on Friday announced the allocation of another package of military assistance to Ukraine totaling
This was confirmed at a briefing for journalists by Pentagon Press Secretary Patrick Ryder.
"The Ministry of Defense announced today a significant new package of military assistance to Ukraine," he said, noting that the package consists of two parts: $425 million in aid will be allocated from the Pentagon's reserves, another $1.75 billion will be used to purchase weapons for Ukraine from suppliers.
According to the US military department, the package includes:
air defense systems
infantry fighting vehicles
ammunition for Javelin anti-tank missile systems
"conventional and longer-range missiles" for HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems
, small-diameter GLSDB bombs launched from the ground with a range of about 150 km
According to Reuters, referring to the Pentagon statement, the package includes Hawk anti-aircraft missile systems and precision missiles.
"When it comes to Ukraine's plans and operations carried out by it, then, of course, this is their decision," Ryder replied to the journalist, who noted that with the help of these shells Kiev will be able to strike at the territory of Crimea and the
🇺🇸🇷🇺🇺🇦Peskov after the US decision to supply long- ammunition[ GLSDB ammunition] to Kiev: it is important not to forget Putin's statement yesterday in Volgograd
🇪🇺🇷🇺🛢"EU is introducing a price ceiling on Russian oil products together with the G7" - nonelected Von der Leyen
🇺🇸🇺🇦🇷🇺composition of the new package of American military assistance to Kiev:
— rockets for HIMARS;
— 155 mm artillery shells;
— 120 mm mines;
— 190 large-caliber machine guns with thermal imagers and ammunition to counter UAVs;
— 181 MRAP;
— 250 Javelin anti-tank complexes;
— 2000 anti-tank missiles;
— Claymore anti-personnel ammunition;
— two HAWK air defense installations;
— anti-aircraft guns and ammunition;
— equipment for the integration of Western air defense launchers, missiles and radars with Ukrainian air defense systems;
— UAV counteraction systems;
— 20 anti-mortar radars;
— Puma reconnaissance UAVs;
— secure communication equipment;
🤡🎪🇩🇪🇺🇦🇷🇺Ukraine should receive a navy from the West.
This statement was made by Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Andriy Melnyk in an interview with the German TV channel Welt.
"Not only aviation, but also the navy should be created in Ukraine. Germany has a lot of opportunities to equip the Ukrainian fleet. It will take months, maybe years, but we have to start," Melnik said.
🇫🇷🇺🇦🇷🇺The French Defense Ministry called the timing of sending the Samp/T air defense system to Ukraine
The French Defense Ministry announced that the Samp/T air defense system will be sent to Ukraine in the spring
France and Italy will send Ukraine an air defense system jointly developed by Samp/T - Mamba this spring, according to a communique from the French Ministry of Defense.
🇨🇳🎈🇺🇸🇺🇦🇷🇺Pentagon: The United States is discussing the integration of air defense systems sent to Ukraine into its system
According to Pentagon Press Secretary Patrick Ryder, Ukraine has already done significant work to ensure the safety of the use of air defense systems available in its armament
The United States Administration is discussing with its allies and the Kiev authorities the integration of air defense systems sent to Ukraine into its defense system. This was announced on Friday by Pentagon press Secretary Brigadier General of the US Air Force Patrick Ryder at a regular briefing for journalists.
He was asked how this kind of integration would take place. "First of all, it is important to recognize that Ukraine has already done quite a lot of work to ensure the safety of the use of air defense systems available in its armament. We recognize that as they adopt these new tools, integrate them into their system, we will continue to support as needed. In this regard, we regularly consult with Ukraine, our international allies and partners on how they can best integrate these systems. So this work continues," the general replied.
🤡🎪🇬🇧🇷🇺UK Home Office preparing to proscribe "Wagner" Group as a terrorist organisation - Telegraph
🤡🎪🇪🇺🛢🇷🇺The EU countries have reached an agreement on the introduction of a price ceiling for petroleum products from Russia - the Swedish presidency of the EU Council.
The countries agreed on a price ceiling of $100 per barrel of petroleum products from the Russian Federation, traded at a premium, and $45 per barrel traded at a discount, Reuters writes in turn.
🤡🎪🇦🇺🇺🇸🇪🇺🛢🇷🇺"US and its allies have agreed on a ceiling of prices for petroleum products from Russia at $ 100 and $45 per barrel at a premium and discount to oil, respectively" — G7 statement.
🇺🇸🇹🇷🇷🇺Turkish companies exported electronics, spare parts and other American-made goods to Russia, contrary to US sanctions and in violation of US export controls.
Some of these goods are necessary to provide the armed forces of the Russian Federation, The Wall Street Journal reports.
"Turkish companies last year exported tens of millions of dollars worth of cars, electronics, spare parts and other goods needed by Russia for its armed forces," the newspaper writes.
It is reported that at least 13 Turkish firms exported goods totaling $18.5 million.
We are talking about plastics, rubber products and vehicles. They were sold to 10 Russian companies, which the United States imposed sanctions on for their role in Russia's attack on Ukraine.
Turkish firms also sent elevators, electric generators, printed circuit boards and other US-made goods worth $15 million to Russia from March to October 2022 in violation of US export controls.
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