Thought for the day

"The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon." -- Eugene Ionesco

Russian authorities reveal how many countries are providing weapons to Ukraine MikeRivero Sat, 11/26/2022 - 07:04

The Russian Investigative Committee has recorded weapons supplies to Ukraine from at least 25 countries, most of them NATO members, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Thursday following an operational meeting that took place in the city of Genichensk, in the Kherson Region, and was chaired by the Investigative Committee’s chief Alexander Bastrykin.

"Investigators continue to record evidence of weapons supplies to Ukraine by Western countries. The activities involve at least 25 countries, and 21 of them are NATO members," the statement reads.

The European Parliament voted for a ban on issuing visas for Russian passports issued in new regions of the country, as well as in Crimea and on the territory of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

It is noted that 540 deputies voted for the corresponding proposal, 6 opposed it, and 36 abstained.

Moscow is looking for ways to unpeg settlements with foreign partners from the US dollar, RBK reported on Saturday, citing sources in the financial market and the government.

Russia has stepped up efforts to switch international settlements to national currencies after a number of Western nations placed sanctions on the country earlier this year in connection with the conflict in Ukraine. As sanctions jeopardized Russia’s transactions in euros and the dollar, these currencies have been deemed compromised.

BEX ALERT - Russia is preparing a provocation at the Belarusian NPP General Staff MikeRivero Fri, 11/25/2022 - 08:28

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine appealed to the Belarusians not to allow themselves to be involved in Russia’s war against Ukraine and warned of a possible terrorist attack at the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been awarded the title of honorary citizen of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital's Mayor Vitaly Klichko said.

"The Kiev City Council has approved the decision to award former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson the title of honorary citizen of Kiev," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Klichko as saying in a social media post on Thursday.

Ukraine’s Rovno, Khmelnitsky and South Ukraine nuclear power plants and the Zaporozhye NPP lost external power for the first time ever on Wednesday, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi said in a video statement on Thursday.

Russian forces obliterated a US-made AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radar in the Donetsk People’s Republic in the past day during the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Wednesday.

"In the area of the settlement of Nikolayevka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, an AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radar of US manufacture was destroyed," the spokesman said.