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If you want independent news
reports --- from the frontline
- watch eva bartlett - below
links to a new video by her:

eva bartlett report re ukraine killing civilians destroying infrastructure

All-Russia is moving to liberation

 (only on youtube)
'come and see'
- a partisan film
 
Watch this film --- and you
will - finally - understand.
 
https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=NJYOg4ORc1w
 
Some in the West are fond
of a loose use of words...
 
''stunning'', for example, to describe
a work of art... but believe me
when I say - this film about a
lad of 14 - made me laugh
and cry and - by the end 
- I was left stunned.

A recent attempt on youtube by an obvious
anti-Russian, to pour scorn on this film's
historical accuracy, tries to point out
that the nazi troops state they are
members of a unit that was not
there.. but can't bring himself
to see that they might have
been lying!


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

WHY THE WAR BETWEEN
RUSSIA AND UKRAINE 
BEGAN.
 


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St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox 
Spiritual Care Centre
 
THE TRAGEDY IN UKRAINE
 
"Veterans and children of the Great Patriotic War:
to the Government 
and people of Germany".
 
By events in Ukraine
 
Today, when the German government decided
to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons, the
world has changed — the silhouettes of a 
new world war are more than clearly 
outlined! And again - Germany! 
 
But there are honest people in Germany, anti-
fascists, and we hope that this Message will 
fall into their hands. People born between 
1927 and 1945 have the status of "war 
children" in Russia.
 
All those who survived that war can subscribe to this letter.
We think that actual signatures are not necessary, we
suggest that veterans
 
(or "war children") read them
this letter, 
independently or with someone's help, 
and send us (at the coordinates indicated
below) something like 
the following: 
 
Moscow, Ivanov Ivan Ivanovich, 90 years old, disabled
war veteran (or otherwise), Hero of 
the Soviet Union
(or Holder of the Order of 
Glory... or otherwise),
was repatriated to
 Germany during the war
(or otherwise). 

Or just the city, full name, and age. The 
main thing, is that they should be real 
people who are familiar with the text.
 
 
MESSAGE TEXT
 
We, the last veterans and all the peoples of 
Russia who survived that great and terrible
war, are now on the verge of death! Our 
time is already running out. For a huge 
part of our lives, we hoped we would 
come to the end of it, in peace - 
without all-destroying hatred! 
 
For the painfully long decades after the Second World War,
we overcame our righteous anger! I 
long for retribution for
the innumerable wounds, spiritual and physical, that we
still carry in our bodies and our hearts! And most of us
have forgiven! And not in a small way due to the fact
that Germany for many years has demonstrated its
repentance its understanding of what it has done!
And we have overcome, not only ourselves, but
also the voice of the blood of 
our barbarically
exterminated relatives! 
By whom?
Germans ...fascists! 
 
We have forgiven... following the laws of human
coexistence! So it was... until 2014. And then,
in 2014, when everything began in Ukraine... 
we looked with hope at Germany and at the
then Chancellor Angela Merkel. We couldn't
imagine that after all that the Germans did 
in Ukraine, after Babi Yar, after mountains 
of mutilated corpses, they would still look 
with lust at the Ukrainian fields that can 
feed Europe today! Or they, the Germans, 
who have covered the Crimea they once 
promised with blood, will still somehow
be interested in turning the Crimea 
into
an American and in general a NATO 
base, ideal for aggression against
Russia! 
Which would be clearly
aimed at a future war. 
 
After all, only fools do not understand the meaning and
goals of the entire coup in 
Ukraine... in the conditions
of which 
Russia behaved in the only possible way! But
the Germans are not fools! 
We the Russians, know for
certain 
your psychology, as "brothers in blood" - our
blood, which you 
"prudently" shed in rivers! 
 
We remember your "systematic methods of
population reduction"! Our population! Until
now, in different parts of our once united
Homeland, where the boot of German 
fascism was trodden, we find hidden 
mass graves of our civilians: in the 
Novgorod region, in the Kuban, in 
the Rostov region, in Karelia. In 
Belarus, in 2021... hundreds of 
civilian remains... were found 
in Brest    ...on the site of the 
Jewish ghetto the Trostenets 
concentration camp....  near 
Minsk terrible in its tragedy
revealed the secret of the 
remains... of thousands of 
tortured and killed people! 
 
We are talking about tens of thousands of newly
discovered victims of Nazism! This blood - still
cries out for revenge - and for decades the
memory of the barbarously destroyed 
Russian people, and monuments to 
Russian soldiers, liberators, have 
been desecrated with impunity! 
 
And the new Nazis are marching in the Baltic
States and Ukraine, in front of the entire
"civilized" world!  But in 2014, we were 
sincerely convinced -- that in this new 
Nazi demarche it's the Germans who 
will be our associates in preventing 
this meanness! 
 
We hoped that, guided by an elementary
conscience, the Germans would not 
participate..  in an obviously fascist 
anti-state coup in Ukraine! After all 
...the subsequent catastrophe of 
modern Ukraine was committed 
by direct descendants of those 
who were special bastards in 
the German army! Clearly, 
openly! 
 
Americans and Canadians have only hidden and preserved
this diabolical heritage, feeding this 
generation, but the
product of this evil... is Germany! Hitler's Germany! And
it was impossible for us to believe that it was 
Germany
that would again give a 
"road map" to these inhumans!
But 
we were wrong! Germany has once again allowed
these fascist geeks 
to enter the world! 
 
The support of modern Germany - in the face of
the new government of Ukraine-Bandera, the
heirs of the SS division " Galicia ", the thugs 
of the UPA OUN and all other abominations;
is simply unthinkable for us! This is beyond 
all that is human!  But you, Germany, have
already done it and continue to do it! You 
have, once again, set your sights on the 
Slavic world and these geeks are blood 
from the blood of German Nazism! And 
again to Russia! 
 
Only, even more despicable: inciting our closest
Ukrainian brothers against us! And you know it!
 
You know this as well as we do! You killed one
nation in that Great War! Yes, we are
one people! 
 
The truth is written and often spoken about 
by your own Steinmeier, who at the same 
time viciously took a direct part in the 
Kiev coup of 2014 — fascist in fact! 
 
This American may not be clear about some-
thing, but it's more than that, for you!  And 
after all, it was your vykormysh..  that got 
ready..  for their torchlight processions in 
Kiev! The living shadow of Nazi Germany 
is behind all this. It was only temporarily
covered up by sly diplomacy — "helmets 
instead of guns"! But that's it, "masks 
are reset"! Your supply of German 
weapons to Ukraine today, is 
natural, it is in the logic of 
your policy of recent 
decades. 
 
Today it is clearly pro-fascist! You have taken 
this step: German weapons will kill Russians 
again! Keep killing. During the years of the 
conflict in the Donbas, your professional 
killers have already killed Russians, at 
least by teaching them...  "how to kill 
correctly"! Only now -- it's even more 
despicable — you're teaching this to
- your blood brothers!  Donbass is on 
your conscience! Thousands of lives 
of its peaceful citizens --- again your 
handiwork! We do not care about the
role of Americans, in everything that
happens: there, is money-God!  We, 
veterans of that war, its children, 
are concerned about the role of 
the Germans! Because it is you 
who know -- exactly -- who the 
Ukrainian "national battalions" 
consist of --- and could have 
prevented and stopped, this 
new fascism !  But they did
not do it! And just by doing 
this — you are once again, 
responsible to history! 
 
And you are definitely participating -- in the 
preparation of Ukraine for war with Russia! 
You can't help but understand the purpose 
of everything that happened --- from the
unconstitutional coup in Kiev ....to the 
bloodshed in the Donbass!  But, in fact
this is preparation for the Third World 
War! And again, you are Germans... 
Germany!  We hear from the high 
German rostrum in Berlin today: 
"Russia will pay a high price"!!! 
This is the German Chancellor's 
speech! Unthinkable! We have 
already paid the price — 27 
million of our lives! Isn't that 
enough for you?! What price 
are you still talking about? 
 
There is no home --- in Russia, Ukraine and
Belarus - where "this price" isn't paid! And
there is no home in Germany, that did 
not participate in that terrible, bloody 
barbarism!  It's scary!  It's wild! And 
today, there are, already, more than 
13 thousand dead Russian people 
in the Donbass at the hands of 
the new Nazis! 
 
The German Chancellor's public mockery of the
Russian genocide in the Donbas is a crime in
itself! How much can the lessons of history 
be misunderstood and discredited!  The 
scariest story in the world! Do you want 
to be even scarier?! After all, this new 
"Dranch nach Oschtern" ..may lead to 
the fact that the 2nd Nuremberg trial 
over you will no longer be - there will 
simply be no humanity! You won't be 
here! But a special Ecumenical trial 
of you Germans is inevitable! Over 
all aggressors — but over you 
ESPECIALLY!
 
World justice will be served! And we, the last
veterans of that terrible war, are leaving this
world as witnesses!  Witnesses for the 
PROSECUTION! And today the victory 
will be ours, but those who died 
yesterday, or those of us who 
will die today, already bear 
witness to the role of the 
German people, in the 
history of the human 
world — a bloody 
history! 
 
German weapons are back in the 
hands of Nazi thugs! Please stop!
 
 
Email addresses for information:
veterans1945@yandex.ru
 
https://t.me/Veteran_v_stroy_chat
 
- Russian Union of Veterans: organizing
 questions and collecting signatures of
 veterans and children of the Second 
World War
 
 
****************************
 
veteran1944@yandex.ru -questions about 
this publication to its author: Monk John
(Adlivankin), Deputy Head of the Russian
Orthodox Church. head and ved. 
specialist of the St. Peter's 
Orthodox Counseling Centre. 
St. John of Kronstadt.
 
 
__________________________________


If you want the truth about
the massacre of civilans
in Bucha - paste the
web address below
into your browser

https://www.bitchute.com/video/6ZHPL2pTuadJ/



The video above is of a pro-Russia cavalcade
in Germany
 and it surely brought heart-
bursting tears!

More than 5,000 cars in just one campaign
in support of Russia --- in Germany !!!!!!!!!



NATO has a Scandinavian
'leftist' as its head - WHY?

THIS VIDEO EXPLAINS A LOT ABOUT TODAY'S NORWAY



REQUIEM
Efran and Poet's tribute to
 all those killed by wars

________________________________



THE LATEST
NEWS

 
Latest on Special Op'
August 15th, at 8:40pm
(Gazeta.Ru) 
 
The FSB announced the prevention of a terrorist 
attack on an oil pipeline, in Volgograd region. 
 
Seversk is blocked by allied forces on three 
sides, says the LPR Ambassador to Russia.
 
 In the Zaporozhye region, it was proposed 
to declare a state of silence, around the 
nuclear power plant. 
 
8:21pm
 
The Razoni cargo ship – the first ship with Ukrainian
 grain - has disappeared, Zeit Online reports.
 
"Razoni has not transmitted any location data for the
 last three days. When last transmitted, the ship was
 apparently located off the eastern coast of Cyprus,"
 the newspaper writes.
 
"There was speculation that the ship could have
 headed for Syria and therefore no longer sent
 location data," the report said.
 
8:15pm
 
The Norwegian Prime Minister said that the country 
supplies Germany with maximum volumes of gas.
 
8pm
 
State Duma deputy Oleg Morozov said that the 
violation of Russian airspace by a British 
reconnaissance aircraft looks like 
a provocation.
 
7:40pm
 
Statement of the Interdepartmental Coordination
 Headquarters of the Russian Federation for
 Humanitarian Response:
 
The agency claims that the Ukrainian side is preparing
 provocations... in the area of the Zaporizhia NPP. 
A separate regiment of radiation, chemical and
 biological protection troops in the amount of
 up to 1,000 servicemen arrived in Nikopol, 
Dnipropetrovsk region, the Defense 
Ministry said.;
 
In Avdiivka, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are
 stationed in a kindergarten, checkpoints are set up
 along the perimeter;
 
The Ukrainian military equipped a stronghold and an
 ammunition depot at the Artemivsk school, and 
placed artillery and MLRS nearby;
 
In Slavyansk, the Ukrainian military deployed 
armoured vehicles, artillery pieces and 
multiple rocket launchers at 
school No. 8;
 
The ministry said that the Ukrainian military "mined
 two automobile bridges in Kurakhovka" in order to 
blow them up and accuse the Russian Armed 
Forces of indiscriminate attacks on 
transport infrastructure.;
 
56 foreign vessels from 14 countries 
remain blocked in the ports of Ukraine;
 
More than 25 thousand people were evacuated 
to Russia from the territory of Ukraine and 
Donbass in a day.
 
7:15pm
 
According to the results of the first half of the year, 
Henkel estimated the withdrawal from Russia and
 Belarus --- at €184 million. The company 
announced on April 19th that due to 
the conflict in Ukraine, it decided 
to abandon business in Russia.
 
7:07pm
 
The radiation background in the area of the Zaporizhia
 NPP is within normal limits, Vladimir Rogov, a member
 of the Main Council of the Zaporizhia region's
 administration, told TASS.
 
6:57pm
 
Latvia has donated four helicopters to the Ukrainian 
Air Force, the country's Defense Minister, Artis 
Pabriks, has said.
 
We are talking about two Mi-17 
and two Mi-2 helicopters.
 
6:50pm
 
Mathias Gustavsson from Sweden, one of five 
captured foreigners who fought on the side 
of Ukraine, said in court in the DPR, that 
he gave $700 for help in obtaining 
Ukrainian citizenship.
 
6:39pm
 
Sergei Shoigu, held telephone talks with
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
 
They discussed the situation at the Zaporizhia 
nuclear power plant, the functioning of the 
"fact-finding mission" ...on the situation 
with the pre-trial detention centre in 
Yelenovka --- and the export of 
Russian food and fertilizers.
 
6:35pm
 
Two civilians were killed and three were injured 
as a result of artillery shelling of the residential
 area "Sunny", in Gorlovka.
 
 
______________________________


Foreign mercenaries standing
 trial in Donetsk --- are not 
mentally ill, judge says
August 15th, 6:40pm (TASS)
 
 Five foreign mercenaries standing trial in the Donetsk
 People’s Republic, do not have mental disorders, the
 judge said, a TASS correspondent reports from 
the courtroom.
 
"All defendants are mentally healthy and 
have no deviations," the judge said.
 
All five taken prisoner in Donbass are charged with
 participating in hostilities as mercenaries on the
 Ukrainian army’s side. Captured at the Ilyich 
plant in Mariupol & in the Nikolaev Region, 
the Britons, Dylan Healy and Andrew Hill 
--- charged under article 430 of the 
DPR Criminal Code (Mercenarism), 
refused to cooperate with the 
investigation and testify. 
 
The Swedish citizen -- who was taken prisoner at 
the Azovstal plant -- during the investigation 
denied a charge that he had participated 
in hostilities, as a member of the 
Ukrainian forces, on the 
territory of the DPR.
 
 
_______________________________



US ex-intelligence officer told
 about new tactics of the US
 in Ukraine
August 15th, 5:42pm
(Izvestia.ru)

The United States is fueling conflicts in the world, 
in order to shift Russia's attention and complicate
 the situation in Ukraine, former US intelligence 
officer, Scott Ritter said, during an online 
broadcast on YouTube on August 10th.

According to him, the US government feels 
that the situation in Ukraine is not going 
according to plan, and is trying to 
create chaos in Europe, as, for 
example, in Kosovo. 
 
According to Ritter, the United States hopes 
that Russia will begin to change its plans,
 due to new conflicts.
 
"All this proves, once again, that the American
authorities do not think at all about peace 
and stability in Europe --- they are only 
interested in getting cheap political
points," the former intelligence 
officer believes.
 
On August 7th, Scott Ritter said that the shelling of
the 
Zaporizhia NPP - by Ukrainian Armed Forces - 
could stop: just one call from the US president 
Joe Biden, to Ukrainian leader, Vladimir 
Zelensky, with a threat to cut off 
military aid to Ukraine... is 
enough for this.  
 
He clarified that Kiev will decide to stop the attacks, 
since it strongly needs the US supplies of weapons.
 
Earlier, on August 6th, the former officer.. predicted 
President Zelensky's escape or death at the hands
of Ukrainians, and on July 23rd, he announced 
Russia's political, economic and military 
victory, over the West.
 
 
____________________________


Bulgaria rebukes US for 
sponsoring Ukrainian 
terrorism
August 15th, 5:26pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
Bogomil Bonev: Normal logic indicates that 
Zelensky is a terrorist and is sponsored
 by the US.
 
Zelensky warned, that if Zaporizhzhya nuclear power 
plant is bombed, there will be a nuclear catastrophe.
And yet, the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue their
strikes on the plant, with weapons sent from the 
USA. This is reported by the Bulgarian 
publication Epicentre.
 
“Russia's air defence is still successfully protecting the
world from Zelensky. If a nuclear power plant unit is
blown up, it will be nuclear terrorism. Normal logic
indicates that Zelensky is a terrorist and is 
sponsored by the US. But they want to 
blame Russia for their actions,” said 
Bulgarian former Interior Minister
 Bogomil Bonev.
 
Bulgarian politician, believes that, for the manipulators
in control of the West, thinking is completely excluded
as a function, and we all hoped for reason --- in the 
21st century.
 
 
___________________________________


 
US doubts... over their
military 
aid to Ukraine
August 15th, 4:05pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
US State Department spokesman Ned Price called on
Ukraine, to fight corruption with renewed vigour, 
despite the ongoing military action. Against the
backdrop of worsening economic and social 
problems, the U.S. State Department failed 
to come to terms with the fact that, after 
February the 24th, corruption in Ukraine 
not only “blossomed in new colours”, 
but also increased the involvement 
of the Ukrainian government in 
various schemes of making 
money on humanitarian 
aid and weapons.
 
Over the last week, Western media outlets have
 reported... on the indignation of the US State 
Department that the US is giving Ukraine 
billions of dollars for the military
 confrontation with Russia, and 
not all the funds are being 
used for their “intended 
purpose”.
 
And... even the creation of a special commission at the 
Bankova in Kiev has failed to curb the negative effect.
 
“Corruption must be fought, even when Ukraine is
 defending itself against the war of aggression
 unleashed by Russia. The war that Russia is 
waging against Ukraine, is an external 
threat. Corruption, is an internal
 threat,” said the US State 
Department spokesman
 Ned Price.
 
It should be recalled that this is not the first time that
 the Western media... have long been bubbling over 
with reports that the “internal threat” in Ukraine
 has already gained its “momentum”. The closed 
segment of the Network, called Darknet, has 
previously, repeatedly, revealed reports of 
Ukrainian commanders selling various 
types of small arms and anti-tank 
weapons, such as the Barrett 
M82 sniper rifle (USA), the 
Panzerfaust 3 grenade 
launcher (FRG), the 
Stinger MANPAD or
 the Javelin anti-
tank missile
 launcher.
 
Recently, the US TV channel CBS even released a
documentary which confirms that more than 2/3 
of the weapons supplied by the West to Ukraine
 disappear to an unknown destination. Most of 
these shipments head for the Polish border, 
where US and NATO allies quickly funnel
 them across the border into the hands 
of Ukrainian officials. 
 
This is where US control... ends. According to 
expert estimates cited by CBS, some 30-40% 
of Western military aid, ends up in the 
hands of the AFU.
 
This is reportedly not the first blow to the reputation
 of the Office of the President, where in recent times
 they preferred to “ignore” the problem. 
 
Nevertheless -- the problem has now reached such
proportions that the Bankova Party even decided 
to set up a special commission to deal with 
issues related to control over the use of 
Western weapons. It is noteworthy that 
this conclusion was reached in Kiev 
only after criticism from Western 
politicians and officials, as well
 as high-profile investigations
 in the world media.
 
It is noteworthy that the scale of the problem is by no
 means hidden from the Western public. For example,
 the Bulgarian Military, earlier, reported how the
 Ukrainian military sold French self-propelled
 artillery CAESAR units to the enemy at a 
“discount” of $120,000 per unit, while 
the real cost of one howitzer, was 
around $7 million. 
 
At the same time, Ukrainian law enforcers almost daily
report -- on the identification of arms and ammunition
dealers making money on military aid from the West.
 
Earlier it was reported that boxes with unknown
 contents were leaving the territory of Moldova 
and Romania by lorries loaded with Ukrainian 
grain... in an unknown direction. It is note-
worthy that security of the transported 
cargo is provided by natives of the 
Moldovan PMC, ARGUS-S.
 
It is known that ARGUS-S belongs to Ukrainian oligarch
 Plahotniuk --- who is now in hiding in Turkey and has
- repeatedly - been accused of organizing smuggling 
to pro-Turkish militants and even to ISIS terrorists. 
 
Notably, after the start of Russia’s special operation 
in Ukraine, Idlib militants started bragging on the 
Net --- about Western military novelties --- in 
particular: the Javelin and the Belgian 
SCAR-L anti-tank rifle.
 
It is noteworthy, that the danger of uncontrolled 
arms supplies to Ukraine, especially MANPADS, 
was previously stated, even by the head of 
Interpol and representatives of Europol, 
who said that the uncontrolled arms 
shipments to Ukraine, threaten a 
new surge of terrorist activity
 in the world.
 
 
_____________________________



US Occupation Loots 
100 More Tankers 
of Syrian Oil
August 15th, 2:40pm
(al Manar)
 
US occupation forces intensified their operations 
of stealing the resources of the Syrian people 
and transferring them to their bases in Iraqi 
lands, as SANA’s camera observed dozens 
of tankers loaded with stolen Syrian oil -- 
heading to an illegitimate Mahmoudiya 
border crossing -- on their way to 
northern Iraq.
 
“Over the past hours, the US occupation forces brought
 out a convoy of 100 tankers filled with Syrian oil, from
 Hasaka countryside, to its bases in the Iraqi lands
-  through the crossing.” local sources from 
Al-Yaarubiyah countryside told 
SANA's reporter.
 
The US occupation transferred, Saturday, a convoy of 
89 tankers loaded with stolen oil, to its bases in the
Iraqi territories, through the same crossing, which 
is dedicated -- to looting oil from the Syrian fields.
 
Source: SANA
 
 
_____________________________
 
 
 
Hezbollah’s precision strike missiles 
can hit any target across occupied
 territories: Nasrallah aide
August 15th, 2:11pm
(PressTV)
 
A senior aide to the secretary general of the Lebanese
 Hezbollah resistance movement, says the precision
 strike missiles that the movement possesses, are
 capable of hitting any Israeli target at sea or on
 land, stating that the Tel Aviv regime is well 
aware of such military prowess.
 
Mohammad Yaghi, the executive assistant of Sayyed 
Hassan Nasrallah, emphasized that the movement 
has an arsenal of precision-guided missiles that 
can strike all designated targets inside the 
occupied territories, the Arabic-language 
el-Siyasa news website reported 
on Sunday.
 
Yaghi went on to comment on the upshot of a potential
 military confrontation, between Hezbollah and the 
Israeli military, saying, “I think the situation will 
be fully determined in the sea, on land and in
 the air --- within the initial hours.”
 
He stated that the Israeli regime is well aware 
of the military capabilities of the Lebanese
 resistance movement.
 
“We (Hezbollah) really mean what we state. We will
 never back down and renege on our pledges. The 
entire Muslim Ummah will be victorious if we
 emerge - triumphant. Every victory notched 
up by the resistance front will surely bear 
the hallmark of sacrifices made by fallen 
resistance fighters,” Yaghi highlighted.
 
Commenting on indirect negotiations, on
the
 demarcation of Lebanon's southern 
maritime border with the occupying 
regime of Israel, the Hezbollah 
official said, “The protection 
..of Lebanon’s oil and gas 
resources is an absolute
and bounden duty."
 
"We will not allow the Israeli enemy to extract even 
a single drop of crude oil or a cubic metre of 
natural gas, if we are not able to do so 
--- following a sea demarcation 
agreement in September,” 
Nasrallah’s executive 
assistant pointed out.
 
“Israel knows that we are serious about what 
the Hezbollah secretary general has already
announced. We don't have a problem -- with 
the breakout of a war as it will be decisive. 
We will achieve the lofty ideal of creating 
a robust economy --- once we start 
extracting oil and gas from our
 own energy resources,” 
Yaghi concluded.
 
Earlier this month, a senior Hezbollah official 
commended his group’s publication of a 
video showing Israeli vessels involved 
in offshore oil and gas industry, at
disputed maritime area, in the 
Mediterranean, stressing how 
Israeli officials will not sleep 
a wink if they find out about 
the actual extent... of the 
Lebanese resistance 
movement’s military
 capabilities.
 
“The video that Hezbollah’s War Media Department
 released a few days ago, relayed a clear message 
to the Israeli enemy that the resistance movement
 is fully prepared, and has aimed its missiles at the 
Karish [gas field is disputed territory] and areas
 beyond that,”  Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, deputy head 
of the executive council of Hezbollah, said at a 
ceremony in the southern Lebanese town of 
Bint Jbeil on August the 3rd.
 
The high-ranking Hezbollah official underscored that
the  Israeli authorities will be gripped by fear once 
they find out --- about this group’s preemptive 
measures against the regime’s strategic 
energy and military installations.
 
Hezbollah on July 31st, published a video threatening 
the gas extraction infrastructure at the Karish 
offshore field, near a disputed maritime 
border between Lebanon and Israel.
 
The video footage, which also contains a rare glimpse 
of Hezbollah weaponry, was broadcast on Lebanon’s
 Arabic-language al-Manar television station.
 
It was issued by Hezbollah’s War Media Department, 
which the group uses --- to broadcast footage of 
military operations and battles, and contains 
images of ships involved in drilling for and 
extracting hydrocarbons, along with ...
what 
appear to be their coordinates.
 
The video begins with the words of Nasrallah 
during a recent speech in which he warned 
that “playing with time is not useful” on
 the maritime issue.
 
 
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Lebanese Foreign Ministry Condemns
 Israeli Attacks on Syria & Lebanon 
--- is now to Submit a Complaint
to the
 UN Security Council
August 15th, 2:10pm
(al Manar)
 
Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Emigrants
 issued a statement, on Monday, in which it 
“strongly denounced the recent Israeli 
aggression on Syria -- and the Israeli 
enemy’s use of Lebanese airspace 
to bombard Syrian territory.”
 
The Ministry warned in its statement “of the
 consequences of this aggressive behaviour 
and the continued breach of Lebanese 
sovereignty -- in flagrant violation of 
international laws and treaties.”
 
In this context, the Ministry disclosed that it would 
“file a complaint to the Security Council, asking it 
to seriously intervene - to put an end to these 
ongoing Israeli violations.”
 
Source: NNA
 
 
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 US: Drone Attack Targets 
US Base in Syria’s Tanf
August 15th, 1:30pm
(al Manar)
 
An attack with drones hit a compound run by US 
occupation troops in eastern Syria, on Monday, 
the US military said.
 
The attack took place in the vicinity of al-Tanf base
 near where the borders of Syria, Jordan and Iraq 
meet. There was no claim of responsibility for
 the attack.
 
US and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf 
without the legal authority of the 
Syrian government.
 
The military statement said coalition troops in
 coordination with opposition fighters - known
 as Maghaweir al-Thowra - “responded to an 
attack, by multiple unmanned aerial
systems,
 in the vicinity of al-Tanf
Garrison” on 
Monday morning.
 
It said the troops successfully engaged one of the
 drones preventing its impact while a second one
 detonated within the opposition forces’ 
compound, “resulting in zero 
casualties or reported 
damage.” 
 
The other attempted drone strikes 
were not successful, it added.
 
 
Source: Agencies
 
 
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Four killed, 14 injured as 
Ukraine fires 365 shells
 on DPR in 24 hours
Aug 15th, 12:24pm (DAN)
 
Four civilians were killed, 14 injured over the 
past day, as Ukrainian forces fired 365 
rounds on the DPR, the Republic’s 
Mission to the JCCC said.
 
The enemy used heavy artillery, including of NATO 
calibres, MLRS systems, and mortars to target 
13 townships.
 
“Four civilians were killed, 14 injured; 56 houses 
and 9 civilian infrastructure facilities were 
damaged,” the report reads.
 
Morning reports issued by the JCCC exclude
 information on casualties in the areas 
where active military action
 is ongoing.
 
Russia started a special military operation to denazify
 and demilitarize Ukraine - on February 24th. Russian
 President Vladimir Putin said that the decision was 
made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him 
asking for help.
 
The Russian leader said that Moscow's only goal is 
to protect people who have been continuously 
shelled and subjected to other forms of 
genocide, by Ukraine, for eight years. 
 
 
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Destruction of 300 missiles 
for HIMARS and a large 
number of shells for 
M777 --- is serious 
damage to AFU
August 15th, 12:23pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
In the opinion of military observer Mikhail Khodarenok,
 given the fact that HIMARS is practically the only tool 
for combat operations on the Ukrainian side, the loss 
of such an arsenal, looks more than significant.
 
Earlier, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman
Lieutenant General, Igor Konashenkov, 
reported the destruction of more than
300 rockets for the HIMARS multiple 
launch rocket systems, as well as 
a large amount of ammunition 
for the US M777 howitzers.
 
The military observer believes that Russian aviation
 has already learned how to fight Ukrainian artillery, 
and the turn has gradually come to the US rocket
 systems. Three hundred missiles are 50 loaded
 launchers capable of firing at a range of up to
 70 kilometres, Khodarenok shared this 
opinion in his Telegram channel.
 
“Remarkably, the method of defeat was chosen
 classically, if not “textbook”. Apparently, 
intelligence had tracked... where the 
missiles and other NATO munitions 
were being delivered, and the 
location was hit.” 
 
“Curiously, the build-up of logistic routes and the
 cunning delivery scheme -- do not help the AFU 
and GUR to keep the fact of delivery a secret. 
The information leaks outside the agencies 
and becomes the property of Russian 
intelligence,” the observer noted.
 
 
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 Four civilians in Donetsk killed 
by Ukrainian shelling on Monday
August 15th, 11:33am (DAN)
 
 Four civilians were killed in Donetsk, in Ukrainian 
shelling on Monday, the DPR Territorial Defence
 HQ said. 
 
Men born in 1950 and 1982 and a woman born in 
1943, were killed in the Kuibyshevskiy district, 
another woman, born in 1954, died in the 
Kirovskiy district. 
 
 
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Ukrainian general --- speaks 
of Ukraine’s dire prospects
August 15th, 10:28am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
General of the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine of
the AFU, Krivonos, said that the West is not supplying
 many weapons to Ukraine, while the Russian 
defense industry... is working 24/7.
 
General Serhiy Kryvonos, deputy commander, and
 creator of the AFU Special Operations Forces of 
Ukraine, spoke on the YouTube channel, 
“Politeka” of Ukraine’s dire prospects;
on the example of 
declining arms
supplies 
from the West; and of
the 
--- increasing rate --- of 
production in Russia.
 
“Not only are they discounting equipment, but they’ve 
just started production --- their defence industry is
 Russian 24/7 --- and they know how to produce
 equipment. They have production, and they 
haven’t sold it out, like they did with us,”
high-ranking Ukrainian militant said.
 
Kryvonos believes that US warehouses are empty, 
and there is no point in hoping for an increase in
 Western arms supplies.
 
“Let’s stop believing in fairy tales and thinking that 
the Americans have something stashed away
somewhere... in their depots. What the 
Americans have, they had calculated 
for their missions --- for their armed 
forces and what they provide... is 
not much,” Kryvonos concluded.
 
 
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Hamas calls for formation of 
united front against Israel 
after aggression on Syria
August 15th, 10:22am
(PressTV)
 
The Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has
 called for the formation of a united front against 
the Tel Aviv regime’s acts of aggression - after 
at least three Syrian soldiers were killed and 
three others wounded in “multiple” Israeli 
missile attacks on Syria.
 
Hazem Qassem, a spokesman for Hamas, said in a 
statement that the “terrorist Zionist occupation”
 is expanding its aggression against the 
Palestinian people following its latest 
wave of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip,
the deliberate killing of civilians, 
assassination operations in the 
West Bank, and the incursions 
into al-Aqsa Mosque.
 
“It has now committed a new act of aggression 
through the barbaric bombardment of the 
brotherly Arab Republic of Syria,” 
Qassem said.
 
He underscored that the ongoing and extended Zionist
 terrorism in the Middle East region must be confronted
 by means of a unified stance from all forces within the
 Muslim world.
 
“Regional nations should stand up to 
the regime --- and end such crimes,” 
Qassem said.
 
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy,
since March 2011. The Syrian government says the
Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies 
aid the Takfiri terrorist groups, that continue to 
wreak havoc in the country.
 
Israel frequently targets military positions in Syria,
 especially those of the Lebanese resistance 
movement Hezbollah, which has played a 
key role in helping the Syrian army in its
 fight against foreign-backed terrorists.
 
The Tel Aviv regime rarely comments on its cowardly
attacks on Syrian territories, which many see as a
knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s 
overall successes --- in confronting and 
decimating the terrorism.
 
Israel has been one of the main supporters of terrorist 
groups that oppose the democratically-elected
 government of President Bashar al-Assad 
since the foreign-backed militancy 
erupted in Syria.
 
 
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New Zealand set to send 
troops to UK to train 
Ukrainian army
August 15th, 10:11am
(PressTV)


New Zealand is set to send 120 troops to
the UK to help train Ukrainian soldiers 
to fight against Russian troops 
in front-line combat.


The government in Wellington said in a statement 
on Monday that two infantry teams will train 800
 Ukrainian personnel with the core skills to be 
effective in combat, including weapon 
handling, combat first aid, 
operational law, and... 
other skills.


Announcing the deployment, during a news conference, 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the Russian 
military operation against Ukraine and dubbed it 
“wrong and intolerable”.


“Our condemnation will continue to extend beyond
 words and include critical support,” Ardern said,
 stressing that her troops have not and would 
not, engage in direct combat in Ukraine.


The development comes on the heels of the 
deployment of 30 New Zealand defense 
personnel to train Ukrainian military 
personnel in operating artillery.


Different Western governments have supported 
Ukraine by sending lethal arms or training 
soldiers, which Russia condemns and 
calls on the intervening states not 
to fan the flames of war.


Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine in late
February, following Kiev’s failure to implement the
terms of the Minsk agreements and Moscow’s
recognition of the breakaway regions of 
Donetsk and Luhansk, which reject 
the US fomented coup oh 2014.


All this time, Russian President Vladimir Putin, 
has emphasized --- one of Russia's goals is
to “de-Nazify” Ukraine.



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Secrets of Russia’s new 
advanced MLRS revealed
August 15th, 9:29am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
Pimenov, director general of VNII Signal, said that
Russia’s promising MLRS will be able to operate 
without a crew.
 
A promising multiple launch rocket system being
 created in Russia today will be able to operate 
both with a crew and in an unmanned version, 
Vladimir Pimenov, general director of VNII 
Signal --- the developer of the robotic kit
for
 this multiple launch rocket system,
told RIA Novosti. 
 
According to him, if it enters service, it will be the 
first robotic weapon of its kind.. in the Russian 
army. Earlier, it was reported that there were 
plans to robotize another --- already in
service,
 the Tornado-G MLRS.
 
“At the moment we are developing a robotisation kit for
 the regular BMP-3. In addition, we are working on the
 robotisation of an advanced multiple rocket launcher
 system. This work will eliminate the presence of the
 combat vehicle crew in the danger zone, while we 
will retain the ability to control the MLRS, by a 
person from the cabin of the combat vehicle,” 
said Pimenov.
 
The agency’s interlocutor specified that a “full” 
robotization of such a vehicle is unreasonable, 
because, in the uncrewed mode, its technical 
characteristics are, inevitably, reduced.
 
“For example, if it makes a march to the place of
 combat work, what is the point of driving it in 
remote mode? Control by a remote operator, 
albeit slightly, reduces the performance of 
the vehicles. We are now working on the 
possibility of a remote mode, which is 
primarily needed when vehicles come 
into direct contact with the enemy,” 
he explained.
 
 
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Israeli occupation police
killed a Palestinian young
man - in cold blood - early 
on Monday during a raid in 
east Al-Quds (Jerusalem).
August 15th, 8:51am
(al Manar)
 
Palestinian sources said Mohammad Al-Shaham 
was shot in the head in front of his family in 
the neighbourhood of Kafr Aqab.
 
He was then arrested by Israeli occupation forces 
(IOF) despite his dangerous injuries, and left to 
bleed to death, the sources added.
 
For its part, Israeli media alleged that Al-Shaham 
was holding a knife, and attempted to stab one 
of the occupation policemen --- a claim that is
 frequently adopted by the Israeli occupation
and its media outlets --- in a bid to justify
the 
brutality of the IOF.
 
 
Source: Al-Manar English Website
 
 
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Syria: Air Defenses Confront 
Israeli Aggression on Tartus
August 15th, 7:04am
(al Manar)
 
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), confirmed
Sunday, that Syrian air defenses are intercepting
hostile targets in the sky of Tartus and in the air 
of the Qalamoun mountain range, near the 
Lebanese border.
 
The Syrian air defenses engaged Israeli missiles
 targeting points in the vicinity of Tartus, noting 
that the aggression was carried out by Israeli 
warplanes, from over Lebanese territory.
 
In a statement, a military source said that “the 
Israeli enemy carried out at 20:50, today, a 
missile aggression, targeting some points
 n Damascus countryside, using south-
eastern Beirut’s air space coincided 
with another one, targeting some 
points in southern Tartus, using 
the Mediterranean air space.”
 
“The aggression led to the death of three 
soldiers, and the wounding of three 
others,” the source indicated.
 
A source in Tartus Fire Department confirmed 
to SANA - that the fires caused by the Israeli 
aggression had been brought under control.
 
It is noteworthy that an Israeli air aggression 
targeted southern Tartus, earlier this month, 
injuring two civilians, including a woman, 
and causing some civilian casualties.
 
Sources: SANA and the
Al-Manar English Website
 
 
________________________________



Chechen battalion has taken
 a strategically important 
position near Seversk
--- DPR
August 14th, 11:52pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
Soldiers of the special forces "Akhmat", occupied
 another strategically important position, near 
Seversk, of the Donetsk People's Republic 
(DPR). This became known on Sunday, 
August the 14th.
 
According to military experts, its suppression
 is a prerequisite for a successful offensive.
 
"Soldiers of the special forces "Akhmat" -- under the 
leadership of acting commander Akhmed" Kombat"
 Saidarkhanov -- took up another strategically 
important position near Seversk," the 
message published in the Telegram 
channel of the head of Chechnya,
 Ramzan Kadyrov, says.
 
As specified, the military conducted a successful
 operation, eliminated the enemy fortified area 
and captured three Ukrainian nationalists. 
Currently, the green zone of Seversk,
is 
being cleaned up.
 
"Offensive actions in this direction have been
 conducted for the third day already. There 
are no losses on our part. Everything is 
going according to plan," 
Kadyrov concluded.
 
 
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Three Syrian soldiers killed,
 three wounded in Israeli 
missile strike near 
Damascus — SANA)
August 14th, 9:41pm (TASS)
 
Three Syrian soldiers were killed and three more were
 wounded, as a result of Israel’s missile strikes at the
positions of the Syrian army near Damascus, SANA
 News Agency said on Sunday, citing the Syrian 
army command.
 
"The aggressive attack was staged from the Lebanese
 airspace," the Syrian officer said. "The enemy also
 attacked ground-based facilities south of the port 
city of Tartus (250 kilometres of Damascus - 
TASS)." According to the officer, Syria’s
 air defense opened fire at aerial 
targets and downed several 
rockets.
 
SANA reported earlier that Israel also delivered rocket 
strikes at military positions near al-Qalamoun, on the 
Syria-Lebanese border.
 
 
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Allied forces break through 
Ukraine’s defense --- and 
advance toward Ugledar 
— DPR official
August 14th, 8:55pm (TASS)


The forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic,
backed by the Russian army, have broken 
through Ukraine’s defenses and advance 
toward Ugledar, DPR’s Deputy Minister 
of Information, Daniil Bezsonov,
said
 on Sunday.
 
"Soldiers of the DPR army’s Shakhterskaya division,
 backed by Russian forces have broken through the
 Ukrainian army’s defenses and advanced 
considerably toward Ugledar.''

''The 
Ukrainian army sustained serious 
losses, in manpower, and weapons,"
he wrote on 
his Telegram channel.
 
DPR’s head, Denis Pushilin, said on July 13th
 that the DPR’s forces are advancing in four 
directions, including toward Ugledar.
 
 
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Two DPR soldiers killed, 
six wounded during day 
— People’s Militia
August 14th, 8:54pm (TASS)
 
 Two serviceman of the Donetsk People’s Republic
 (DPR) were killed and six more were wounded in
 combat operations against Ukrainian forces 
during the day, Eduard Basurin, deputy 
chief of the DPR People’s Militia, 
reported on Sunday.
 
"We regret to inform that two soldiers of the Donetsk
 People’s Republic were killed and six more were
 wounded, while fighting for independence," 
the press service of the People’s Militia 
quoted him as saying, on its 
Telegram channel.
 
According to Basurin, Ukrainian troops fired more 
than 230 shells from artillery systems, including 
of the 155mm calibre, Grad multiple rocket 
launchers, and heavy mortars.
 
As a result of shelling, 25 houses and three
 infrastructure facilities were damaged.
 
 
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 Latest on Special Op'
August 14th, 6:29pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
The song and dance ensemble of the Central Military
District performed before the participants of the
special operation in the Donbass, and the 
artists plan to perform in military units 
in three cities of the LPR. 
 
Two defenders of the DPR were killed during the day
 in the performance of military duty, six were injured, 
according to the People's Militia of the Republic.
 
6:20pm
 
An elderly civilian was wounded in the shelling of
 Horlivka by Ukrainian troops, Mayor of the city 
Ivan Prikhodko said on Sunday.
 
5:49pm 
 
Ukrainian troops fired more than 230 shells on the
 territory of the DPR during the current day, the 
fire was conducted on the areas of 10 
settlements, the People's Militia of 
the republic reports.
 
 
5:38pm
 
An 84-year-old woman was wounded in the Kuibyshev
 district of Donetsk city, as a result of shelling by
 Ukrainian troops, the HQ of the territorial 
Defense of the Donetsk People's 
Republic reported.
 
5:18pm   
 
A civilian was killed and his wife was injured as 
a result of the shelling of Donetsk by Ukrainian
 troops, the DPR territorial Defense HQ reports.
 
4:50pm
 
Ukrainian troops fired more than 30 mines and shells 
at the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic in 
half an hour, the DPR representative office in the 
Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the
 Ceasefire Regime (JCCC) reported on Sunday.
 
4:37pm
 
The APU damaged the administration building in the
 village of Zaitsevo, said the mayor of Gorlovka,
 Ivan Prikhodko.
 
Today, 4:11pm
 
Ukrainian troops shelled the urban-type settlement of
 Chervonogvardeyskoye in the LPR at night, as a 
result, an educational complex was destroyed.
 
4:11pm
 
Three civilians were injured as a result of the shelling
 of Svitlodarsk by Ukrainian troops, according to the
headquarters of the territorial Defense of the 
Donetsk People's Republic.
 
3:40pm
 
Hungarian Parliament Speaker Laszlo Kever called 
the EU's policy of anti-Russian sanctions 
completely wrong and said that only 
mutual respect will help overcome 
the crisis.
 
3:27pm
 
Ukrainian troops shelled Svitlodarsk, Kuibyshevsky, 
Kirovsky, and Kievsky districts of Donetsk in an 
hour, firing a total of 18 projectiles with a 
calibre of 152 millimeters, the DPR 
representative office in the Joint 
Centre for Control and 
Coordination of the 
Ceasefire Regime
 reported.
 
3:25pm
 
A civilian was killed when Ukrainian
 troops hit Energodar.
 
3:24pm
 
Ukrainian troops have fired 23 projectiles of 152 and
 155 mm calibres at the territory of the Donetsk
 People's Republic since 12.20 pm, the DPR
 representative office at the Joint Centre
 for Control and Coordination of the 
Ceasefire Regime (JCCC) reported 
on Sunday.
 
 
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West sparing no effort to 
hamper IAEA visit to 
Zaporozhye NPP
 Russian diplomat
August 14th, 3:55pm (TASS/)
 
The West and the Kiev regime are sparing no effort 
not to let the IAEA mission reach the Zaporozhye 
nuclear power plant, Russian Foreign Ministry
Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said 
on Sunday.
 
"Just look: we are sparing no effort to organize a visit
 by IAEA representatives to the Zaporozhye nuclear 
power plant. And they [IAEA] want it too, and the 
IAEA, as a structure, has been ready for that for 
quite a long time, but this so-called Western 
community, along with the Kiev regime, are 
doing their utmost not to let it happen," 
she said in an interview with the 
Voskresny Vecher (Sunday 
Evening), with Vladimir 
Solovyov'S program,
on the Rossiya-1 
TV channel.
 
"Let us call things by their proper names. It is what can
be called nuclear terrorism, when combat operations
and targeted shelling ------- are conducted against an 
operating nuclear power plant. Is the Kiev regime
indulging in all types of provocations, so to say,
on its own? Of course, not," she said --- adding 
that the West has apparently forgotten about
the aftermaths of the Chernobyl and 
Fukushima disasters. "They are 
simply doing the bidding," 
she noted.
 
"It looks incredible that people living on the European
continent don’t see what is being done to them. But,
again, it is a global manipulation, which is being 
done --------- right before our very eyes,"
 Zakharova emphasized.
 
Located in the city of Energodar, the Zaporozhye
 nuclear power plant is now controlled by Russian 
troops. In recent days the Ukrainian forces have
delivered several strikes at its territory, using 
unmanned aerial vehicles, heavy artillery 
and multiple rocket launch systems. 
 
In most cases, such attacks are repelled by air 
defense systems, but, several shells hit the
infrastructure facilities - and the vicinity 
of the nuclear waste storage.
 
The Zaporozhye NPP is Europe’s biggest nuclear power
 plant. With a capacity of around 6,000 megawatts, it
 generated a 4th of Ukraine’s electricity. Since 1996, 
it was part of Ukraine’s Energoatom generating
 company. In March 2022... control over the 
nuclear plant, came to Russian forces.
 
 Now, the plant is operating at 70% of its capacity due
 to the oversupply of electricity on the liberated
 territories of the Zaporozhye region. It is 
planned to supply electricity from the 
plant, to Crimea.
 
 
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One civilian killed in Ukraine’s
 rocket strike at Energodar’s 
residential quarters
August 14th, 3:44pm (TASS)
 
One civilian was killed in a strike delivered by 
Ukrainian troops at Energodar’s residential 
quarters, the city’s military-civilian 
administration said on Sunday.
 
"Ukrainian nationalists delivered a rocket strike at 
Energodar’s residential quarters. One civilian 
was killed. Apart from that, a girl received 
fragmentation wounds," it wrote on
 its Telegram channel.
 
According to the Energodar administration, Ukrainian
troops also delivered an artillery strike at a local
electricity plant, causing a grass fire in
 the vicinity.
 
 
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Rights Group Blasts Israel for
 Seeking ‘Lingering Death’ of 
All Palestinian Prisoners
August 14th, 3:16pm (FNA)
 
A rights group has censured the Tel Aviv regime over its
 inhumane mistreatment and harsh measures against
 Palestinian prisoners, stating that the inmates are
 exposed to various forms of torture at detention
 centres across the occupied territories, and
 are losing their lives.
 
Qadoura Faris, chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners' 
Club (PPC)--- expressed his deep concern over the
 deteriorating condition... of many Palestinians in 
Israeli jails, hoping that all Palestinian inmates 
would be released --- within a comprehensive 
framework for the exchange of prisoners, 
presstv reported.
 
He strongly criticized Israeli officials for their deliberate 
medical negligence of Palestinian prisoners and refusal
 to provide them with basic health services and
 essential medical needs --- saying, “Israel
 is trying to prepare the ground for the 
gradual death of all Palestinian
 prisoners.”
 
Faris went on to shed light on the plight of Palestinian
 child prisoners, stating that the Israeli regime is
 seeking to instill intense fear in them.
 
He pointed to the case of Ahmad Manasra, a 20-year-old
 Palestinian man, who has developed serious mental 
health problems since his arrest as a child seven
years ago, as a flagrant example of Israel's 
violence against imprisoned children.
 
The PPC chairman also hailed the spirited resilience 
and steadfastness of Palestinian prisoners, stating 
that the decision by Palestinian hunger striker 
Khalil Awawdeh, who has refused food for 
more than 160 days --- in a bid to draw 
attention to his detention by Israeli 
forces without trial or charge, 
shows that the spirit of
 resistance runs high 
among Palestinian
 detainees.
 
Israeli forces arrested the 40-year-old father of four 
in December last year. Dalal Awawdeh, Khalil’s 
wife, said his condition had deteriorated, 
prompting the Israeli authorities to 
move him to a hospital,
 on Thursday.
 
Awawdeh now requires a wheelchair and is showing
 memory loss and speech difficulties, according to 
his lawyer, Ahlam Haddad.
 
There are thousands of Palestinians held in Israeli jails. 
Human rights organizations say Israel violates all the
 rights and freedoms granted to prisoners by the 
Geneva Convention.
 
Palestinians and human rights groups say
administrative detention violates the 
right to due process, since the 
evidence is withheld from 
prisoners while they are 
held for lengthy periods 
without being charged, 
tried, or convicted.
 
Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to
 open-ended hunger strikes in an attempt to express
 outrage at the detentions.
 
Israeli jail authorities keep Palestinian prisoners 
under deplorable conditions, lacking proper 
hygienic standards.
 
Palestinian inmates have also been subject 
to systematic torture, harassment, 
and repression.
 
 
________________________________________________


US congressional delegation
 to visit Taiwan from Sunday,
 says statement
August 14th,  2:43pm (TASS)
 
 A US congressional delegation will visit Taiwan from
 August 14th to 15th, the US Institute in Taiwan (the
 de facto US embassy, which has the status of a 
non-commercial organization) said in a 
statement on Sunday.
 
Legislators headed by Senator Ed Markey will visit 
the island as part of a trip to the Indo-Pacific 
region, the statement said.
 
"The delegation will meet with senior Taiwan leaders 
to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, 
trade and investment, global supply chains, 
climate change, and other significant 
issues of mutual interest," the de 
facto US embassy said.
 
On August 2nd and 3rd, during a tour of the Asia-Pacific
 Region, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy
 Pelosi visited Taiwan. This visit -- was the first by a
US 
politician of such high rank, for over 25 years. 
 
Following the trip Beijing imposed sanctions against
 Pelosi and her family -- and suspended the work 
of several Chinese-US intergovernmental 
mechanisms.
 
 
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Russian military fully liberate Udy 
in Kharkov Region, says top brass
August 14th, 1:33pm (TASS)
 
The Russian armed forces have liberated the
 settlement of Udy in the Kharkov Region 
as a result of offensive operations,
 Russian Defense Ministry 
Spokesman Lt-General
Igor Konashenkov 
reported on 
Sunday.
 
"As a result of offensive operations by the Russian 
armed forces, the settlement of Udy, in the 
Kharkov Region, has been completely 
liberated," the spokesman said.
 
On August 13th, the settlement of Peski in the Donetsk
 People’s Republic (DPR) was fully liberated as a result 
of offensive operations by the allied forces of the 
Donbass republics and the Russian army.
 
 
_______________________________________
 
 
 
Russian troops destroy 2 Ukrainian
 drones, Tochka-U missile, 15 
multiple rocket systems
August 14th, 1:32pm (TASS)
 
 Russia’s air defense forces destroyed two unmanned
 aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the Ukrainian military 
forces, as well as wiped out one Tochka-U 
missile and 15 multiple-launch rocket 
system missiles, over the past 24 
hours --- as part of the special 
operation, Defense Ministry 
Spokesman Major-General
 Igor Konashenkov said 
on Sunday.
 
"The Russian air defense forces downed two Ukrainian
 unmanned aerial vehicles, near the settlements of
 Lisichansk of the Lugansk People’s Republic and
 Glubokoye of the Kharkov Region. Moreover, a 
Tochka-U missile was wiped out in the air over
 Lisichansk of the Lugansk People’s Republic 
and 15 multiple rocket launcher missiles in 
the area of Lisichansk of the Lugansk 
People’s Republic, Antonovka, and 
Novaya Kakhovka of the Kherson 
Region, over 24 hours," he said.
 
Overall, 267 aircraft, 148 helicopters, 1,738 unmanned
 aerial vehicles, 365 surface-to-air missile systems,
 4,303 tanks and other combat armoured vehicles, 
798 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,298 field 
artillery guns and mortars, as well as 4,888 
special military motor vehicles, have been 
eliminated since the start of the special 
military operation, according to
 the ministry.
 
 
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Slovak Ministry of Defense 
denies location of the 
MiG-29 in Ukraine
August 14th, 1:02pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
Slovak Defense Minister Yaroslav Na denied previously
published information by a Ukrainian journalist about
the presence of MIG-29 fighter jets in Ukraine.
 
“More than 12 Mikoyan MIG-29 jet fighters, are arriving 
from Slovakia,” Ukrainian journalist Ilya Ponomarenko
shared this information, posting a photo' on Twitter. 
The Slovak Ministry of Defense -- in turn -- claims 
that this is not true, according to Hlavne Spravy.
 
Defense Minister Yaroslav Na personally denied 
the information on the social network:
 
“No, my friends, there are no MiG-29 fighters in Ukraine. 
Sincerely, false information. They are still in Sliak. By
 the end of August, US airspace will be protected, on
 August 27 you will see them at SIAFe”, wrote the
 Secretary of Defense.
 
 
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Ukrainian commander admits
 impossibility of defeating 
the Russian army
August 14th, 11:50am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The Kraken platoon commander acknowledged
the lack of training and rated the training of
his 
fighters, at two out of five.
 
Platoon commander of the Ukrainian national unit
“Kraken”, Dmitry Strelnikov, said that Kyiv has 
no way to defeat the Russian army.
 
Earlier, a source close to the defense department 
of the LPR, said that the People’s Militia had 
captured a militant from the Kraken 
national battalion, RIA 
Novosti reported.
 
He said that there was no special training in his
company, as presented by Ukrainian television.
 
“They took us out --- we jumped over all sorts of
 obstacles for about five days -- they showed us 
at the KMB how to disassemble and assemble 
an assault rifle, and that’s all …  If you take it 
on a five-point system, I rate it at “two”. The
military personnel are much better trained 
than in my company. Nobody wanted to 
fight, they wrote reports”, 
said Strelnikov.
 
He noted that no one knew how to shoot from 
the foreign weapons that were in the unit.
 
“I can’t say that the unit to which I belong ---- is 
something kind of special or specially trained 
---- there is absolutely no coolness in it. And
what they say on the air of Ukrainian 
television, is some kind of fake 
information, an information 
war is being waged.” 
 
“It seems to me that we do not have such an 
opportunity to defeat the Russian army,”
admitted the platoon commander of 
the Kraken unit.
 
 
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Hamas: Al-Quds Shooting Natural 
Response to Israeli Daily Crimes 
against Palestinians
August 14th, 11:36am
(al Manar)
 
Palestinian resistance groups, have described the
shooting attack in occupied al-Quds as “a natural
response” to the occupying Israeli regime’s daily
 crimes against the Palestinians --- calling it an
 “heroic act”.
 
The attack, which occurred just outside one of the 
gates of the occupied Old City of al-Quds on early
 Sunday, left at least nine Israeli settlers injured.
 According to the reports by the Israeli media, 
two of the victims are in a serious condition.
 
Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman, branded the
 incident as “heroic” - and said it was “a natural 
response --- to the Occupation’s and Zionist 
settlers’ daily crimes against our people, 
our country, major Muslim and Christian 
sites, and the constant desecration of 
al-Aqsa Mosque,” Arabic-language 
al-Jazeera TV news 
network reported.
 
Barhoum added, “This heroic and unique operation
 shows that the resistance front will press ahead 
with its measures in al-Quds. Our nation knows 
very well that resistance is the only way to 
safeguard the Palestinian land, and holy 
places, and can inflict enormous costs 
on the invaders and thwart their plots.”
 
“The Tel Aviv regime’s repressive measures against
the local residents of [occupied] al-Quds, will not 
weaken their resolve -- but will greatly motivate
resistance fighters to intensify their struggle,”
 the Hamas spokesman pointed out.
 
Tariq Izz al-Din, a spokesperson for Islamic 
Jihad’s West Bank branch, also lauded
the
 al-Quds operation.
 
“We in the Islamic Jihad praise the heroic operation 
in al-Quds and emphasize - that it is in line with the
 ongoing resistance against the occupying regime.
 
“The al-Quds operation showed that occupiers have no
 place in our land and will not feel safe as long as the 
resistance continues. The occupying regime kills 
our people on a daily basis --- and must pay the 
price for its crimes against our nation, which 
are being perpetrated from Gaza to Jenin 
and Nablus,” Izz al-Din said.
 
He added, “The heroic operation was carried out in the
 heart of the occupied al-Quds. It is a concrete proof
 that the city will maintain its Islamic, Arab and
 Palestinian identity, and all Judaization 
attempts and crimes of the Zionist 
regime will not change the fact
 that it belongs to 
Palestinians.”
 
“This operation took place at the right time and place 
and in the aftermath of the recent aggression of the
 Zionist regime on the Gaza Strip. It is the first 
reaction of our nation, in the West Bank and 
al-Quds, and falls within the framework of 
the ‘Unity of Fronts and Fields’ equation,” 
the spokesperson for Islamic Jihad’s 
West Bank branch continued.
 
Izz al-Din also stated that the Palestinian retaliatory
 operations are strongly indicative of the dynamism
and preparedness of 
Palestinians: to confront the
Israeli 
invaders, and respond to their repeated
aggressions...
 wherever they could.
 
Moreover, the spokesman for the Palestinian 
Resistance Committees (PRC), Mohamed al
-Barim hailed the “brave” al-Quds operation 
and termed it “a direct response to the 
Zionist enemy’s crimes --- in the Gaza 
Strip, Nablus, Jenin, and elsewhere
 in the Palestinian territories.”
 
Barim also described the operation as “a stinging
 blow to the military and security apparatus of 
the Zionist regime.”
 
“The brave and heroic operation in al-Quds conveys 
the message to the enemy - that the Palestinian 
nation and resistance fighters will continue to
 tread the path of struggle decisively,” the 
PRC spokesman highlighted.
 
Last weekend, Israeli aircraft mounted an offensive 
in the Gaza Strip - targeting the Islamic Jihad and 
setting off 3 days of fierce cross-border fighting.
 
In response to the airstrikes Islamic Jihad fired
 hundreds of rockets during the flare-up .
 
Forty-nine Palestinians, including 17 children and 14
 members of Islamic Jihad, were killed, and several
 hundred were injured in the air attacks --- which
 ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.
 
A day after the cease-fire, Israeli forces killed three
 Palestinians, and wounded dozens, in a shootout 
that erupted during an arrest raid in the West 
Bank city of Nablus.
 
Source: Press TV
 
 
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Russian forces destroy five 
Ukrainian command posts
 in past day, says top brass
August 14th, 11:20am (TASS)
 
Russian combat aircraft, missile and artillery troops
struck five Ukrainian command posts in the past 
24 hours, in their special military operation in 
Ukraine, the Defense Ministry Spokesman, 
Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, 
reported on Sunday.
 
"Five command posts were hit in the past 24 hours,
among them, the command centres of the 43rd 
airborne brigade in Velikaya Novoselka, of the 
artillery group of the 79th air assault brigade 
near Chasov Yar, in the Donetsk People’s 
Republic, the command staff of 247th
squadron --- of the 127th 
territorial
defense brigade 
in Kharkov city,
four 
locations of 'temporary' 
deployment of the units of
113th territorial 
defense
brigade --- in the 
area of
Zolochyov -- in 
Kharkov
Region, 
plus manpower
and 
military hardware,
in 151 areas," he said.
 
 
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Kherson authorities announce 
agony of the Kyiv regime
August 14th, 10:38am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The Kyiv authorities are “fighting in agony” trying to
 disrupt the referendum in the Kherson region with 
the help of shelling and “terrorizing” the local 
population, said Kirill Stremousov, deputy 
head of the regional administration.
 
“Ukrainian nationalists continue to strike at the
Kherson region - seeking to destroy the
infrastructure and interfere with the 
establishment of a peaceful life.” 
 
“They should change their minds, before it’s too late, 
stop shelling, and terrorizing the local population,
and
 give them the opportunity to exercise their 
legitimate right to self-determination,”
 he told RIA Novosti.
 
According to him, the residents of the Kherson region
 are already preparing to go to a referendum so that
 the region becomes part of Russia.
 
“The Kyiv regime is aware of this, therefore, it is beating
 in agony. Ukrainian Nazis will never set foot on our soil
 again,” Stremousov stressed.
 
During the special operation, the Russian military took
 control of the Kherson region and the Azov part of the
 Zaporozhye region, occupying such large cities as
 Kherson, Melitopol and Berdyansk, and cutting
off
 Ukraine from the Sea of Azov. 
 
New administrations have been formed in both 
regions, Russian TV channels and radio 
stations are broadcasting, trade and 
transport links with Crimea are 
being restored. 
 
The regions announced plans...
to become part of Russia.
 
 
____________________________________
 
 
 
Russian air defense repells 
Ukrainian attack on 
Zaporozhye NPP
August 14th, 10:21am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, after another 
shelling by Ukrainian troops, is operating normally 
--- no flights to the facility are allowed, Vladimir 
Rogov, a member of the main council of the
administration of the Zaporozhye region, 
told RIA Novosti.
 
On Saturday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, again, fired 
at the city of Energodar and the Zaporozhye nuclear
 power plant. The Zaporizhzhya TPP... also came 
under attack. Nine artillery shells were fired 
at the adjacent territory. The nature of the 
damage received, is being specified.
 
“Part of the shells fell between the thermal power plant 
and the nuclear power plant, and some – at the thermal 
power plant. The nuclear power plant, itself... was not 
damaged.. and is operating normally. The air defense 
of the Russian army once again covered the facility
 from the nuclear threat, which is constantly 
provoked by Ukrainian nationalists,” 
Rogov said.
 
Zaporozhye NPP is located on the left bank of the
 Dnieper, near the town of Energodar. This is the 
largest nuclear power plant in Europe, in terms 
of the number of power units (6) and capacity.
 
 ZNPP... has been guarded by the Russian military since
 March. The Foreign Ministry stressed the justification
 for taking the power plant under the protection of
 the Russian Armed Forces, from the point of 
view of preventing leaks of nuclear and 
radioactive materials.
 
Ukrainian troops have already attacked the territory
 of the nuclear power plant several times since the
 beginning of the special operation. Shelling has
 become more frequent since August 5th. As a 
result, two power units do not operate at
 full capacity.
 
This week, Rogov, a member of the regional
 administration, admitted that UAF strikes 
on nuclear power plants, could lead to a 
shutdown of the reactor and the station 
wouldn't be able to generate electricity. 
 
In addition, he stressed that the shelling was carried
 out by servicemen of the 44th artillery brigade of 
the Ukrainian troops, using guided missiles and 
Western-made shells.
 
The head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, expressed
 concern over the shelling of the ZNPP. He plans 
to personally lead a mission of agency staff to 
visit the power plant. In addition, the United 
Nations hosted a meeting of the Security 
Council - on the situation at nuclear 
power plants.

According to Dmitry 
Polyansky, Deputy Representative 
of Russia at the organization, no- one... supported
the Ukrainian 
version of the events taking 
place around the station.
 
 
 
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Chechen Volunteers
well trained, Fresh
August 13th, 9:55pm
 
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, 
said a new section of volunteers have
gone to the military operation zone.
 
"Thanks to... the outstanding instructors of the 
Russian Special Forces University, volunteers 
are well trained, to quickly and efficiently 
solve operational tasks," Kadyrov said.
 
 
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 The Ukrainian prisoner 
covered a soldier of 
"Somalia" --- during 
shelling by the VFU
August 13th, 9:34pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
A Ukrainian prisoner was killed while covering a soldier
 of the "Somalia" battalion of the Donetsk People's
 Republic, after shelling by armed formations. 
 
A battalion soldier with the call sign "Philosopher"
participated in the cleansing of Sand, and told of
the details of the operation to Izvestia's military
correspondent, Alexander Safiulin, on August 
the 13th.
 
"He was the very first prisoner who surrendered when
we entered. He didn't put up any resistance, he was
from Ukrainsk himself — it's not far from Pisky. He 
said that he was called up, the miner himself, did 
not want to fight. We talked to him and said:
"Everything is fine, no one will touch you, 
you will return home, after the whole 
special operation. We are going to 
withdraw from it.''
 
''The radio reported that they had taken another
prisoner, so we decided to wait for him, so
as 
not to go back and forth, as the field
is 
dangerous. A "bird" [copter] flies up.
The shelling begins. And this fighter 
encloses our boy, very young.'' 
 
''The prisoner received numerous shrapnel 
wounds to the abdominal cavity. He died 
and saved our fighter," he said.
 
According to the "Philosopher", the deceased's 
name was Mikhail, and he was 27 years old. 
The interlocutor clarified, that the death 
did not occur immediately: after the 
wound, the prisoner could not be 
helped, due to the incessant 
shelling.
 
Ukrainian militants were found in one of the trenches, 
after which, they were taken prisoner. Ukrainian
nationalists used 'copters to spy on Ukrainian 
prisoners of war. The VFU began shelling, 
after the prisoners were in a clearly 
visible area.
 
"We took them out. There are constantly flying "birds", 
these copters, do not breathe - two, three pieces fly.
They (VFU — Ed.), of course, saw that we were 
taking them (prisoners — Ed.) out," the 
Philosopher said.
 
Earlier in the day, Izvestia obtained footage of
Ukrainian militants surrendering. Among 
them, were wounded people, who 
received first aid. In the video, 
you can see, how one of the 
victims is being treated 
for a neck wound.
 
Earlier in the day, the official representative of the
 Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, 
said the settlement, Pisky, near Donetsk
is 
completely liberated.
 
Earlier, on August 5th, Ilya Yemelyanov, deputy
commander of the 11th separate Guards 
motorized rifles, Yenakiyevo - Danube 
regiment of the DPR People's Militia, 
said that the village is under the 
control of the allied forces.
 
On February 24th, Russia launched a special operation
 to protect the DPR and Luhansk People's Republic
 (LPR). It was preceded by the aggravation of the
 situation in the region, the appeal of the 
leadership of the republics of Donbass 
to the Russian Federation - with 
a request for help - and the 
subsequent recognition 
by Russia - of the 
independence 
of the DPR 
and LPR.
 
Kiev conducts a military operation against
the residents of Donbass, who refused to 
recognize the results of the coup d'etat 
in Ukraine, since 2014.
 
 
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A fighter of the DPR People's 
Militia told about the retreat 
of militants near Avdiivka
August 13th, 8:51pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
The allied forces of Russia and the republics 
of Donbass continue their onslaught on the 
positions of militants in the Avdiivka 
direction, and the radicals are 
fleeing the battlefield.
 
 One of the gunners of the first corps of the People's
 Militia of the Donetsk People's Republic (NM DPR) 
told Izvestia about this, on August the 13th.
 
The Ministry of Defense announced the flight of the
 enemy in the area of Soledar, Opytne and Nevelsky.

"We are suppressing the positions of the Ukrainian 
Armed Forces in the Avdiivka direction. Every day 
- just a little bit. The enemy retreats -- he has no 
options. We work on the trenches. The enemy 
feels bad there. 150th, deuce, 50 kg arrives.
 I think it's not good," he said.
 
He noted that during the eight years of confrontation in
 the region, the militants managed to create powerful 
fortified areas, but the allied forces still continue
 their offensive -- and knock them out. He called 
for the continuation of the offensive and drew 
attention to the fact that until the Donbass
is 
completely liberated from the militants
the
 danger for the inhabitants of the
region, 
will remain.
 
"The allied forces of the DPR and LPR should keep
 going. If one of the ''national battalions'' remains 
there, they will also shoot at the cities. That is, 
they will not change their tactics. They retreat 
and destroy the cities. And now, they are just 
wiping out the city, shooting at civilians. You
 can't do the same!" - he summed up.
 
On the same day, Izvestia showed the abandoned
 positions of militants in Peski. In one of the 
fortified basements, modern Western 
weapons were found, in particular,
 a portable Javelin anti-tank 
missile system, as well as 
a Maschinengewehr 42 
machine gun... of 
Nazi Germany.
 
 
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Former Defense Minister
of the DPR 
Strelkov, was
detained, while trying 
to get to the front
August 13th, 7:55pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
Former Defense Minister of the Donetsk People's
 Republic (DPR), Igor Girkin, (better known as 
Strelkov), was detained in Crimea... while 
trying to get to the front as a volunteer. 

This is reported by Telegram channel 
"Operation Z: Military Officers of the 
Russian Spring".
 
According to preliminary information, Strelkov tried 
to get to the Kherson front using a cover passport 
which he used, while working in the special 
services. According to the militia member, 
Alexander Zhuchkovsky, the ex-Minister 
of Defense of the DPR, doesn't pursue 
any political goals. 
 
"All he wants, is to take part personally, even as a
 private soldier, in the Russian national liberation
 war that he started," he added.
 
In March, it was reported that Igor Strelkov's father-in-
law was killed in the vicinity of the city of Avdiivka. 

The ex-minister wrote, in a comment to the 
publication, that grief came to their family.
 
Strelkov was head of the DPR Defense Department
from May to August, 2014. He participated in the
military conflict in the Donbass, commanding 
the armed forces of the DPR.
 
 
_________________________________


Israel ''normalized'' child killing
because it 
dreads...... the new 
Palestinian generation;
Senior Iranian diplomat
August 13th, 6:04pm
(PressTV)
 
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Ali Bagheri Kani, says
 killing children has become the norm of how Zionists 
operate toward the  Palestinian territories, noting 
that the practice exposes the Israeli regime’s 
fear of the new Palestinian generation.
 
Bagheri Kani made the remarks during a meeting with
 Qatar’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs,
 Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi, in Tehran on 
Saturday afternoon.
 
“Pedicide has become the norm of Zionist governance
 and it shows the Zionists’ fear about the future,” he
 said, stressing that killing children is condemned 
by any human criterion or standard.
 
Last Friday, Israel launched a devastating military
 onslaught against the besieged Gaza Strip, killing
 dozens of civilians including at least 17 children, 
and injuring hundreds more, with its airstrikes
 that lasted for three consecutive days.
 
On Thursday, the United Nations High Commissioner 
for Human Rights, raised the alarm: over the rate
by 
which the Israeli regime has been killing 
Palestinian children so far, this year.
 
“Inflicting hurt on any child during the course of conflict
 is deeply disturbing, and the killing and maiming of
so
 many children, this year, is unconscionable,” 
Michelle Bachelet said.
 
Bagheri Kani further said that Israeli rulers are well
 aware of the potential of the emerging Palestinian
 generation who would pose a “strategic threat” 
to the occupiers in the occupied territories.
 
The governments in Muslim countries, the senior
 Iranian diplomat added, should more than ever
--- focus on supporting the Palestinian 
people, in various dimensions.
 
 
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Moscow: Ukrainian 
POWs Reluctant to 
Be Exchanged
August 13th, 4:26pm (FNA)
 
Ukrainian soldiers that were captured as prisoners of
 war by Russia have decided to remain in the territory
 controlled by Moscow and allied forces, expressing
 reluctance to continue fighting, Russia’s Ministry 
of Defense claimed on Saturday.
 
“Ukrainian prisoners of war belonging to the units of
 the Naval infantry, National Guard, air assault and
 ground forces chose to stay in the territory 
controlled by Russia, because of their 
reluctance to fight and fear of being 
sent to the frontlines again,” the 
ministry wrote on its Telegram 
channel, RT reported.
 
The Defense Ministry said the Ukrainian POWs do not
 want to be used as “cannon fodder” and die on the
 battlefield, while “carrying out criminal orders”
 issued by Kiev.
 
The Russian military also posted a video of what 
appears to be an interview with a Ukrainian 
POW, who said he laid down his arms 
voluntarily and turned himself in 
to the allied forces.
 
According to the prisoner, he has been treated well 
and does not want to return to Ukraine as part of 
any future swaps.
 
Few soldiers manage to surrender voluntarily, due to 
a crackdown by Ukraine’s nationalist battalions, the
 ministry claimed, noting that the nationalists 
threaten to shoot any soldiers that seek
to 
abandon their combat positions.
 
According to the ministry, the POWs have told of
 rampant corruption among the Ukrainian ranks, 
the use of intimidation tactics by Kiev, and 
“barbaric treatment of civilians who are 
used by [the] nationalists as human 
shields, on a regular basis”.
 
Earlier this month, Moscow claimed that it scrupulously
observes the Geneva Convention, on the treatment of
prisoners of war, while Kiev’s forces have tortured, 
starved, and deprived of medical care, Russian 
POWs. At the time, Russian Deputy Defense 
Minister Aleksandr Fomin also condemned 
the West’s unwillingness to hold Kiev 
accountable for these violations 
and crimes.
 
In July, Moscow blamed Kiev, and Ukranian President
 Vladimir Zelensky personally, for the fatal shelling of 
a detention facility in the Donetsk People’s Republic. 
 
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, a missile
 strike using the US-made HIMARS multiple rocket
 launcher killed 50 Ukrainian POWs, injuring
 another 73.
 
 
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US to Conduct ‘Air, Maritime 
Transits’ --- in Taiwan Strait
August 13th, 1:48pm (FNA)
 
 The United States plans to conduct new “air and
 maritime transits” in the Taiwan Strait in a step 
the White House says will reflect its response 
to China’s military drills in the ''contested'' 
strait amid rising tensions over the 
self-ruled island.
 
China conducted its largest-ever military drill around
 Taiwan, which Beijing considers its territory, during
 a trip by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier
 this month, Al-Jazeera reported.
 
Kurt Campbell, the White House coordinator for Asia-
Pacific issues and adviser to President Joe Biden, 
said despite tensions, US forces “will continue 
to fly, sail and operate where international 
law allows, consistent with our long-
standing commitment to freedom 
of navigation”.
 
“That includes conducting standard air and maritime
 transits through the Taiwan Strait in the next few
 weeks,” he told reporters.
 
Campbell did not confirm what kind of deployment
 would be made, to support the manoeuvres, 
saying he had no “comments about either 
the nature of our crossings... or the 
timings across the Taiwan Strait”.
 
He said Washington is set to announce an “ambitious 
roadmap” for deeper economic ties with Taiwan, 
in the wake of tensions with China, over the 
self-governed island.
 
Beijing carried out its largest-ever military drills around
 the self-ruled island during Pelosi’s trip. It has accused
 the US of working against its official policy on China
 and Taiwan.
 
Taiwan has accused China of using the visit by Pelosi,
 the highest-ranking elected US official to visit in
 decades, as an excuse to start drills that 
Taipei called a rehearsal for invasion.
 
China -- views the island as its own territory 
to be seized one day, by force if necessary.
 
Campbell said Pelosi’s visit was “consistent”
with Washington’s existing policy and that 
China had “overreacted”.
 
Beijing used the pretext to “launch an intensified
 pressure campaign against Taiwan, to try to 
change the status quo, jeopardizing peace 
and stability across the Taiwan Strait,
and
 in the broader region”, he said.
 
“China has overreacted - and its actions continue to 
be provocative, destabilising and unprecedented,”
 he added.
 
In response to China’s drills, the US is reasserting its
 involvement in the area, while reiterating its policy 
of “strategic ambiguity” ------- diplomatically 
recognising China, while simultaneously 
supporting the island’s self-rule.
 
Andrew Leung, a China analyst, told Al-Jazeera that US
 actions on Taiwan are working against its official 
policy towards China, in that the “one China” 
policy has been hollowed out over many 
years, by the dispatching of senior
US 
officials to the island.
 
Such visits give Taiwan increasing diplomatic space to
 assume an “almost independent role, as if Taiwan was
 a separate country” from China, Leung said.
 
“The reality remains, that most Taiwanese people 
do not support unification, but nor do they dare 
to declare independence. They want to 
prolong the status quo forever," 
Leung added.
 
“However, forever is not an option, because President
Xi Jinping has made it quite plain --- that 2049 is the 
absolute deadline for unification which is the 100th
anniversary of the founding of the Republic of 
China,” said Leung, referring to the island 
by its official name.
 
The island’s Foreign Ministry thanked Washington 
for its “firm support” in a statement on Saturday 
that pointed to its “concrete action to maintain
 security in the Taiwan Strait and peace in
 the region”.
 
Criticising China’s decision to halt cooperation with 
Washington, on issues including the fight against
 climate change, Campbell said, “We have and 
will continue to keep lines of communication 
open with Beijing.”
 
The official noted that Biden and Chinese President Xi 
have asked staff to arrange an in-person summit, but 
he declined to comment on reports that this could
 take place during the G20 meeting in Bali
 this November.
 
“We don’t have anything further in terms
 of details on time or location,” he said.
 
 
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China to Hold Military 
Drills with Thailand
August 13th, 1:47pm (FNA)
 
 Chinese fighter jets, bombers, and airborne early
 warning aircraft will be dispatched to Thailand 
for joint exercises, China’s Defense Ministry 
said on Saturday.
 
The Falcon Strike 2020 drills will be held on Sunday, 
at the Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base in Northern
 Thailand near the border with Laos, the ministry 
said in a statement, RT reported.
 
They will include activities such as air support, 
strikes on ground targets, and small- and 
large-scale troop deployments, it added.
 
The goal of the exercise is “to enhance mutual trust
 and friendship between the air forces of the two
 countries, deepen practical cooperation and 
promote the continuous development --- of 
China-Thailand comprehensive strategic 
cooperative partnership,” the 
ministry said.
 
The wargames will take place amid a spike in tensions
 in the Indo-Pacific region, following the visit of US
 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, in early 
August. China, which views the self-governed
 island as part of its territory, was angered 
by the move and responded by staging 
the largest ever naval and air force 
drills around Taiwan.
 
The US - is also holding joint exercises: 
in Indonesia, along with the Australian, 
Japanese, and Singaporean forces. 
 
By taking part in the drills – Super Garuda 
Shield – the countries involved are 
signaling their stronger ties amid 
Beijing’s attempts to expand its 
influence in the region, the US
Indo-Pacific commander,
Admiral John C.
Aquilino, said
 on Friday.
 
“The destabilizing actions by China as it applied to the
 threatening activities and actions against Taiwan is
 exactly what we are trying to avoid,” Aquilino said,
 adding that the US will “continue to help deliver a
 free and open Indo-Pacific and be ready when we 
need to respond to any contingency.”
 
Despite officially recognizing Beijing as the sole 
legitimate authority in China since 1979, the US
 maintains strong unofficial ties with Taiwan, 
selling weapons to Taipei and supporting 
its push for independence.
 
The Chinese authorities... have long protested these
 efforts, saying they infringe on China’s sovereignty
 and only increase tensions in the region, while 
also promising to act resolutely to protect its
 territorial integrity.


 
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NATO States Mull 
Closing Baltic to
 Russian Navy
August 13th, 1:44pm (FNA)
 
Tallinn and Helsinki have discussed the integration of
their coastal missile batteries that would enable the
 two NATO members to blockade the Russian Navy 
in the Gulf of Finland, Estonia’s defense minister
 announced on Friday. This would turn the Baltic 
Sea into a NATO internal sea, the official said, 
echoing comments made earlier, by the
Polish and 
Lithuanian leaders.
 
“We need to integrate our coastal defenses. The flight 
range of Estonian and Finnish missiles, is greater 
than the width of the Gulf of Finland,” Estonian 
Defense Minister, Hanno Pevkur, told the 
Finnish newspaper Iltalehti.
 
Finland’s MTO85M coastal missiles have a range of over 
100 kilometres. The Gulf is about 82 kilometres across
 from Helsinki to Tallinn. Estonia plans to buy Israeli
 Blue Spear missiles later this year, which have a
 range of almost 300 kilometres.
 
“The Baltic Sea.. will be NATO’s internal sea --- when
Finland and Sweden have joined NATO. Compared 
with what it is today, the situation is changing,” 
Pevkur said, adding that the two countries will 
then be able to close the sea to the Russian 
Navy --- if need be.
 
Finland and Sweden’s application to NATO was met
with the greatest enthusiasm by Poland and the 
former Soviet republics on the Baltic Sea. 
 
Following the alliance’s summit, in Spain, at the end 
of June, Polish President Andrzej Duda, and Latvian
 Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, both said they
 hoped for the Baltic to become a “NATO lake”. 
 
Pevkur said he discussed their airspace with his 
Finnish colleague as well, though he dodged 
Iltaleht’s question --- whether the US will 
deploy its F-35 fighter jets to Estonia.
 
“For me, this is one airspace,” Pevkur added.
 
 “Finnish airspace cannot be protected, if Estonian
airspace is not protected at the same time, and 
vice versa. Fighter jets cross the 80-kilometre-
wide Gulf of Finland --- in minutes,” 
Pevkur added.
 
Estonia has been one of the most outspoken NATO
 members --- in urging a confrontation with Russia.
 
On Thursday, Tallinn announced it will ban entry
to Russians with EU Schengen visas, starting
 next week, and demolish all Soviet-era 
monuments --- “as soon as possible”.
 
 
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Diplomat Says:
Russia Warned US 
of 
‘Points of No Return’
 in Bilateral Relations
August 13th, 1:24pm
(al Manar)
 
Russia has warned the US about the points of 
no return, after which a rupture of diplomatic 
relations --- is possible, Alexander Darchiev, 
director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s
 North American Department, told TASS
 in an interview.
 
The diplomat was asked whether the possibility of 
lowering diplomatic relations between Moscow 
and Washington was being considered. 
 
“I would not like to go into hypothetical speculation
 about what is possible and what is not possible, in 
the current turbulent situation, when Westerners 
- led by the United States - have trampled on 
international law ---- and absolute taboos 
in diplomatic practice,” Darchiev said.
 
“In this context, I would like to mention the legislative 
initiative, currently being discussed in Congress, to
 declare Russia a ‘country sponsoring terrorism’. If
 passed --- it would mean that Washington would 
have to cross the point of no return, with the 
most serious collateral damage to bilateral 
diplomatic relations, up to their lowering 
or even breaking them off. The US side 
has been warned,” the head of the
 Foreign Ministry department 
stressed.
 
Source: Agencies
 
 
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U.S. fought over 400 wars, 
a quarter of them in 
West Asia, Africa 
– study
August 13th, 12:36pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The study, titled “Introducing the Military Intervention
 Project: A New Dataset on US Military Interventions,”
 states that the United States undertook almost 400
 military interventions, from its founding in 1776, to
 2019, with over one quarter of them, post-Cold
 War. It is emphasized --- that US military 
interventions are “increasingly” 
aimed at the Middle East 
and Africa.
 
“The cumulative impact, of what we found from our data
 collection efforts, was truly amazing. We didn’t expect 
the quantity and quality of US military interventions.. 
to be as large as the data shows,” said Sidita Kushi, 
an assistant professor at Bridgewater State 
University, in Massachusetts and one of 
the study’s authors, in an interview 
with the Middle East Eye.
 
Emphasizing this “years-old US hyper-interventionist 
stance,” Kushi said the US’s global military footprint 
“might surprise Americans. But they hardly
surprise the rest of the world.”
 
The report pointed to the collapse of the Soviet Union
 in 1991, and said that - after this incident - the United 
States became the dominant military power, world-
wide ---------- but this did not lead to a decrease in
 Washington’s military interventions.
 
“The post-Cold War era has seen fewer great power
 conflicts and defenses of vital U.S. interests, but 
U.S. military interventions continue at a brisk 
pace - and hostilities are intensifying,” the 
report says. 
 
“This militaristic pattern persists, in a time of relative
 peace, one of, perhaps, the lesser direct threats to
 the US homeland and security.”
 
The study said the end of the Cold War unleashed US
 global military ambitions, adding that, even as US 
rivals scaled back their military involvements, 
Washington “began to escalate its military 
activities” leading to a “widening gap 
between US actions, vis-à-vis 
its adversaries.” .
 
A study, citing the Stockholm International Peace 
Research Institute, says US military spending, is 
more than $800 billion a year, nearly 40 percent
 of global military spending.
 
“The US continues to prioritize funding for its
Department of Defense --- while limiting the 
funding and role of its State Department,” 
said Professor Monica Duffy Toft.
 
Emphasizing that the US prefers to use military force 
to “solve its problems,” the report said that the days 
when Washington threw the full power of its army 
into the conflict, as it was in Iraq and Afghanistan
are now supplanted... by illegal drone strikes. 
 
Today, remote military bases like the $110 million
Agadez airfield, in Niger, are conducting drone 
strikes out of the public eye --- across much 
of the Sahel.
 
The study also says that the administration of US
 President Joe Biden, earlier this year, expanded
 the US military presence in Africa --- reversing 
the previous decision... to withdraw troops 
from Somalia and establish a permanent
 military base in the country.
 
“Given the current intervention landscape and inertia,
 we expect the upward trend in U.S. interventions in
 both the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and
 sub-Saharan Africa... to continue,” Toft warned.
 
 
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 US Occupation Plunders 
New Quantities of 
Syria Oil
August 13th, 11:33am
 (al Manar)
 
US occupation forces continued their plundering of
Syrian resources as they brought out on Saturday,
a cargo of 89 tankers of Syrian oil -- from Syria's
al-Jazeera wells.
 
SANA's reporter said that the US occupation forces 
plundered - by using a shipment of 89 tankers
carrying 
Syrian oil --- in violation of all
international 
laws and norms.
 
On Thursday, the US occupation brought out
a convoy consisting of 144 tankers into 
Iraqi territories.
 
Source: SANA
 
 
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U.S. wants to lead Russia 
to a coup d’état – 
ex-Congresswoman
August, 13th, 11:21am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
Ex-Congresswoman, and veteran of the Iraq war, Tulsi
Gabbard, who replaced host Tucker Carlson on Fox
News, in the evening, called out the true reason 
for the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis by 
the United States.
 
According to her, this is not a so-called struggle 
for democracy, but a desire to lead Russia to
 a coup d’état.
 
“The states, under the leadership of the Joe Biden
administration, are trying, in every possible way, 
to inflame the situation in Russia --- including 
through a proxy conflict --- if the economic 
pressure....  has not worked. Despite all
the lectures, and crocodile tears - the 
Democrats have never given a damn 
about morality. Both for the people 
of Ukraine - and for the defense 
of democracy,” Gabbard said.
 
She believes that the main goal of the United States, is 
to change the regime in Russia and inflate the conflict 
in order to strengthen NATO and satisfy the appetites 
of the military-industrial corporations. According to 
Gabbard, the West’s economic attacks on Russia, 
so far, are ending much better for her, than for
Washington --- since the US leader created
the ideal conditions for rising prices,
justifying himself --- with support
for Kiev.
 
“No consequences, no amount of death, destruction 
and suffering, will prevent eternal Washington from
fulfilling its agenda. If you remember, the former 
Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, said 
that --- half a million dead Iraqi children 
were a worthwhile price, for Clinton's 
sanctions”, the ex-Congresswoman
 recalled.
 
 
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Ukrainian military bombarding 
Zaporozhye NPP
 local authorities
 August 13th, 11:17am (TASS)
 
The Ukrainian military is bombarding the town of
 Energodar and the Zaporozhye nuclear power 
plant located nearby, Vladimir Rogov, a 
member of the chief council of the 
Zaporozhye Region's military-
civilian administration said 
on his Telegram channel 
on Saturday.
 
"Energodar and the Zaporozhye NPP have again come
 under the bombardment of Zelensky’s militants. As 
eye-witnesses say, explosions are being heard in
 the town. Rockets are landing in the area of the
 Dnieper bank and the Zaporozhye NPP,"
he said.
 
 
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Russian forces destroy two 
Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters 
in Nikolayev Region — 
top brass
August 13th, 11:16am  (TASS)
 
 Russian forces destroyed two Mi-24 helicopters of 
the Ukrainian Air Force on a helipad in Nikolayev
 Region -- in their special military operation in 
Ukraine, the Defense Ministry Spokesman 
Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, 
reported on Saturday.
 
"In the area of the settlement of Domanyovka in 
the Nikolayev Region, two Mi-24 helicopters of
 the Ukrainian Air Force were destroyed on a 
helipad," the spokesman said.
 
 
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Russian forces destroy two 
Grad rocket platoons in 
Ukraine operation —
 top brass
August 13th, 11:16am (TASS)
 
Russian forces ''incapacitated'' two Ukrainian platoons of 
Grad multiple launch rocket systems, and three artillery 
platoons of Akatsiya guns, in counter-battery fire in the 
Donetsk People’s Republic, Defense Ministry
Spokesman, Lieutenant-General Igor 
Konashenkov, reported on Saturday.
 
"The following targets were obliterated in counter-
battery warfare: two platoons of Grad multiple 
launch rocket systems, in the areas of the 
settlements of Soledar and Artyomovsk.. 
three artillery platoons of Akatsiya guns 
and also five platoons of D-30 howitzers
at firing positions near the communities
of Mayorsk, Dzezhinsk, Zvanovka, 
and Seversk, Pereyezdnoye, 
Yakovlevka, Fyodorovka
and Viyemka, in the 
Donetsk People’s 
Republic" ---- the
spokesman said.
 
 
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Russian forces eliminate over 
100 militants of Ukraine’s 66th
 army brigade — top brass
August 13th, 11:14am (TASS)
 
Russian forces eliminated over 100 militants of the
 Ukrainian army’s 66th mechanized brigade, and 
the Right Sector extremist group (outlawed in 
Russia) in the Donetsk People’s Republic --- 
Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant
-General Igor Konashenkov reported 
on Saturday.
 
"As a result of concentrated fire strikes - against the
 command and control posts of the units of the 66th
 mechanized brigade and the Right Sector armed
 formation near the settlement of Stariye Terny 
in the Donetsk People’s Republic - over 100 
nationalists and ten pieces of military 
hardware were eliminated," the 
spokesman said.
 
 
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Allied forces --- fully liberate 
settlement of Peski in DPR
 — Russian top brass
August 13th, 11:12am (TASS)
 
The allied forces of the Donbass republics and the 
Russian army completely liberated the settlement 
of Peski in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), 
the Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman,
Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov,
 reported on Saturday.
 
"As a result of offensive operations by the allied
 forces, the settlement of Peski in the Donetsk 
People’s Republic, has been completely 
liberated," the spokesman said.
 
Spokesman for the DPR People’s Militia Eduard Basurin 
told reporters on August 10th, that the allied forces
 were conducting major combat operations in the 
Donetsk area, around the settlements of 
Maryinka, Peski and Avdeyevka.
 
 In Soledar and Artyomovsk in the republic’s north, 
the people’s militia forces, are already fighting
 in the urban and industrial area, he added.
 
 
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Russia’s precision strikes 
eliminate almost 200 
Ukrainian militants 
in DPR — top brass
August 13th, 11:10am (TASS)
 
Russian Aerospace Forces delivered precision
strikes against the deployment site of the 
Ukrainian army’s 10th mountain assault 
brigade, eliminating about 200 militants
in their special operation in Ukraine, 
Defense Ministry Spokesman
Lieutenant-General Igor 
Konashenkov reported 
on Saturday.
 
"Precision strikes by the Russian Aerospace Forces
 against the temporary deployment site of the 10th
 mountain assault brigade... in the area of the 
settlement of Pereyezdnoye, in the Donetsk
 People’s Republic, eliminated up to 170 
nationalists and 12 items of military
 hardware," the spokesman said.
 
 

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Russian troops obliterate HIMARS 
launcher, ammo depot in DPR
 — top brass
August 13th, 11:09am (TASS) 
 
Russian forces obliterated a HIMARS rocket launcher 
and a depot of its ammunition in their special 
military operation in Ukraine, Defense 
Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-
General Igor Konashenkov
reported on Saturday.
 
"In the area of the community of Kramatorsk in the
 Donetsk People’s Republic, a HIMARS launcher 
and a depot of ammunition for it, were 
obliterated," the spokesman said.
 
 
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Russian forces eliminate over 70 
Ukrainian militants at railway 
station near Kharkov
August 13th, 11:08am (TASS)
 
Russian forces eliminated over 70, and wounded more
 than 300 Ukrainian militants at the Gavrilovka railway
 station in the Kharkov Region in their special military
 operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman 
Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, reported 
on Saturday.
 
"The strikes by sea-and ground-launched long-range
 weapons and multiple launch rocket systems 
against the enemy’s reserves in the area of 
the Gavrilovka railway station.. in Kharkov 
Region, eliminated over 70 and wounded 
more than 300 servicemen of 
the Ukrainian army’s 30th 
mechanized brigade" --
the spokesman said.
 
As a result of the strikes, the traffic at that railway 
section has been completely blocked, he added.
 
 
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Allied forces eliminate two 
Ukrainian army companies
 in advance on Artyomovsk 
— top brass
August 13th, 11:06am (TASS)
 
The allied forces of the Donbass republics and the
 Russian army totally eliminated two companies 
of the Ukrainian army’s 72nd mechanized 
brigade in their advance on Artyomovsk 
in the Donetsk People’s Republic, 
Russian Defense Ministry 
Spokesman Lt-General 
Igor Konashenkov 
reported on 
Saturday.
 
"During the offensive operations by the allied forces 
in the area of the settlement of Artyomovsk in the 
Donetsk People’s Republic, two companies of the 
72nd mechanized brigade were completely 
eliminated," the spokesman said, at a 
press briefing on Russia’s special 
military operation in Ukraine.
 
 
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Russian air defenses down four drones,
intercept four HIMARS rockets 
in Ukraine operation
August 13th, 11:04am (TASS)
 
 Russian air defense forces destroyed four unmanned
 aerial vehicles and intercepted four HIMARS rockets
 in the past 24 hours, in their special military 
operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry 
Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor 
Konashenkov reported on Saturday.
 
"In the past 24 hours --- the Russian air defense 
capabilities destroyed 4 Ukrainian unmanned 
aerial vehicles, in areas of the settlements 
of Tsentralnoye, in the Nikolayev Region, 
Suligovka, Shestakovo and Dmitrovka in 
the Kharkov Region. In addition, they 
shot down four HIMARS rockets in 
the area of Novaya Kakhovka in 
the Kherson Region," the 
spokesman said.
 
 
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Media: there are no signs of
 a Ukrainian offensive on 
the Kherson front
August 13th, 8:23am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
The Washington Post published a rather interesting
article --- on the prospects of a widely publicized
 Ukrainian counter-offensive on Kherson. Or 
rather --- their absence. Correspondents
 visited the positions of the Ukrainian
 army in Nikolaev --- and shared 
interesting information...
regarding this sector 
of the front.
 
Thus, the authors of the article note that, despite the
great media success and publicity, the situation 
in the trenches --- is exactly the opposite: “the 
Ukrainian military.... cannot raise their heads
from the trenches, because of the powerful 
artillery onslaught from the RF 
Armed Forces.” 
 
According to Ukrainian servicemen, the Russian 
army conducts reconnaissance at night, and 
destroys detected targets in the morning.
 
They describe the work of the Russian artillery along 
the supply routes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
 in this area.
 
“There is nowhere to hide,” one of the Ukrainian
 military described this situation, since Russian
 Orlan-10 drones ...hang in the sky... around
 the clock.
 
They also emphasize - the reinforcements of the RF 
Armed Forces arriving in Kherson and the lack of 
prospects for an attack on Russian positions: 
Western aid is coming, but it is not enough.
 
 
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Vucic: Pristina "will not rest" 
until it captures the north
 of Kosovo
by Violetta Khaneneva
August 12th, 8:52pm
(Gazeta.ru)
 
The authorities of unrecognized Kosovo will continue
 their actions until they capture the Serb-populated
 north of the autonomous province. This was 
stated by Serbian President Aleksandar 
Vucic, reports TASS.
 
"Pristina will continue its actions and will not rest until 
it captures the north of Kosovo. This is the only thing 
that is important to them, because they think that
 everything else has already been completed,"
 the Serbian leader stressed.
 
At the same time, Belgrade, according to him,
"is ready
 to protect peace at almost any cost,
until they start killing" representatives of
the Serbian people.
 
At the end of July, relations between Pristina and
 Belgrade sharply worsened, due to the intention 
of the Kosovo authorities to introduce a ban on 
Serbian documents from August 1st, as well as 
to prevent their cars from entering the republic 
until re-registration under the new rules. This 
caused mass protests in the northern part of 
the unrecognized republic. Serbs began to 
erect barricades, Kosovo Albanians began 
to gather in the southern part of the city 
of Kosovska Mitrovica at the bridge that 
leads to the northern side. 
 
The NATO International Security Force 
(KFOR) is also stationed on the border.
 
Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botan-
Kharchenko believes that the United States and
 the European Union are behind Kosovo's 
actions - as they ''benefit'' from the
conflict
 in the Balkans.
 
The Russian Foreign Ministry clarified that the 
Serbian authorities did not ask Russia for 
help, in resolving the conflict situation.
 
 
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President Vucic says Serbia 
doesn't need any military 
bases on its territory
by Dmitry Kaverin
August 12th, 8:36pm
(Gazeta.ru)
 
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that his
 country does not need any military bases on its
 territory. He said this, while commenting on 
information about the possible creation of 
a Russian military base in the country, 
TASS reports.
 
"Serbia does not need anyone's military bases, 
Serbia will maintain its military neutrality, 
Serbia will strengthen its own army, 
Serbia will take care of its citizens 
and will be strong enough to be 
independent," Vucic said.
 
Earlier, Russia's Ambassador to Belgrade, Alexander
Botan-Kharchenko, said the creation of a Russian 
military base in Serbia is a sovereign matter for
Belgrade and Moscow. He stressed that this 
issue is also important for Russia, in the 
framework of the continuing military-
technical cooperation between
 the two countries.
 
Botan-Kharchenko pointed out that Serbia is a 
friendly country for the Russian Federation, 
which fundamentally rejects anti-Russian 
sanctions. In addition, the Russian 
Federation ensures Serbia's 
energy stability.
 
 
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The Pentagon denied the  US
transferred weapons to Kiev
 for strikes on the Crimea
August 12th, 8:16pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
A high-ranking representative of the US Department 
of Defense, denied information that Washington had
 transferred weapons to Kiev - that would allow the
 Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to strike military 
targets in Crimea. This was reported on his 
Twitter account by a correspondent of the 
Voice of America radio station (included 
by the Ministry of Justice in the
 register of foreign agents), 
Jeff Seldin.
 
"The United States did not provide Ukraine with any
 weapons that could strike at the Saki airfield in 
Crimea. We have no data, indicating that the 
missile was launched at a Russian airfield 
in Crimea," the journalist quoted a 
Pentagon spokesman as saying.
 
Earlier, journalist Domenico Quirico, warned that the
 statement of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky
 about the need to return Crimea --- could turn the 
current crisis in the republic, into a full-fledged 
world war. He believes that a possible attack
by Ukrainian troops --- on the Crimean 
peninsula will lead to an extremely 
harsh reaction from Moscow.



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Bodies of more than 100 
victims of the Ukrainian 
aggression, exhumed 
in Rubezhnoye
August 12th, 7:02pm (TASS)
 
 The remains of 109 people, killed during hostilities, 
have been removed from improvised graves in the 
town of Rubezhnoye, in the Luhansk People's 
Republic (LPR) --- a member of the inter-
departmental working group, in charge 
of searching for the graves of victims 
of Ukrainian aggression -- and their 
identification and for perpetuating
 their memory, Sergey Belov, told 
reporters on Friday.
 
"By now --- the remains of 109 people, have been
recovered. The interdepartmental group keeps 
working. All these crimes [committed by 
Ukrainian troops] are being recorded. 
Forensic examinations are being 
conducted. The bodies are 
examined, in order to let 
the relatives eventually 
obtain -- the required 
documents, such as
death certificates.'' 
 
''Then the bodies are reburied. If relatives wish 
to rebury the body on their own, then, after 
examination by forensic experts, they 
take it away," the Lugansk Media
Centre quotes Belov as saying.
 
The identity of most of the killed civilians has been 
established, as local people were able to describe
 the circumstances under which their neighbours
 lost their lives.
 
An adviser to the head of the LPR and chief of the
 interdepartmental working group, Anna Soroka,
 believes that there may be 1,500 improvised 
graves in Rubezhnoye, Severodonetsk, 
Lisichansk and Popasnaya, liberated 
as a result of the special military
 operation.
 
"As far as large communities are concerned, we 
estimate we may find 1,500 improvised graves 
in Rubezhnoye, Severodonetsk, Lisichansk 
and Popasnaya alone. Last year, we were 
examining 2014 graves, discovered over 
years. The remains of 292 people were 
recovered," Soroka said, adding that
over 100 bodies were exhumed in 
Rubezhnoye over ten days. 
 
In 2021, specialists recovered 292 
bodies ------ from 2014's burials.
 
The allied forces of Russia and the LPR 
had completely cleared the territory of 
Rubezhnoye, of Ukrainian forces,
by May the 13th.
 
 
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Tension Between Pro-
Government Forces 
Flares Up in Yemen
August 12th, 6:06pm
 (teleSUR)
 
On Friday, the Islah party threatened to withdraw 
its representatives from the government,
in 
protest against the latest events 
in Shabwa.
 
Tension between units of the Yemeni government 
forces flared up on Friday as the newly-formed
 Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) 
insisted on removing rebellious 
security officers from their 
positions --- in the oil-rich 
province of Shabwa.
 
"Military leaders affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood
- affiliated Islah party, mobilized their units in the 
neighboring province of Marib, and began 
advancing towards Shabwa --- which
witnessed deadly fighting during 
the past days," said a Yemeni 
official who asked to remain 
anonymous.
 
"Areas near Shabwa's borders are still witnessing
 sporadic fighting, as the Islah party insists on 
capturing the authority in Shabwa from the 
other rival forces," he added.
 
Earlier on Friday, the Islah party threatened to with-
draw its representatives from the PLC, as well as 
the government, in protest against the latest 
events in Shabwa. 
 
Another official of Shabwa's local government, stated: 
 "the country's ministers of defense and the interior 
are still attempting to convince the rebellious 
officers to stand aside - and hand over their 
armoured vehicles and heavy weapons to
 the new leaders appointed by the PLC."
 
"But the Islah's statement aborted the efforts that are 
being exerted by the Yemeni ministers, which aimed 
at normalizing the situation on-ground and ending
 the deadly infighting between the pro-
government forces," he said.
 
At the beginning of the week, the PLC appointed new 
leaders to lead the special security units linked to 
the Islah party, triggering deadly street fighting 
between rival security units in Ataq, the 
provincial capital of Shabwa.
 
On Wednesday, the governor of Shabwa ordered the
 southern Giants Brigades troops to carry out a
 military operation to crack down on the 
rebellious troops and secure the local 
state facilities in the province.
 
The death toll from the clashes in Shabwa increased 
to 28 on Thursday. Yemen has been mired in a civil 
war since late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi 
militia seized control of several northern 
provinces and forced the Saudi-backed 
Yemeni government out of the 
capital, Sanaa. 
 
 
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Ukraine is unable to cause 
real damage.. to Russia in 
Crimea — Belgian analyst
August 12th, 4:55pm (TASS)
 
 Kiev is unable to cause real damage to Russian troops
 in Crimea and conquer the peninsula, Roger Housen, 
a retired colonel of the Belgian armed forces, told
 the Morgen newspaper in an interview 
published on Friday.
 
"Ukraine is not able - and I would like to emphasize this - 
to really harm the Russians in Crimea. Not in the air, as 
it has almost no aircraft and long-range drones left. 
Not at sea, as the Ukrainian fleet today does not 
matter much. Not on the ground, because in
this
 case --- it would have to go through a
well-
protected corridor in the Kherson
area --- 
and it doesn’t have the
military 
resources to do so,"
he said.
 
He said a "conquest" of the Crimea is impossible.
 
"The largest Russian naval base is located there. It’s a
 real fortress, and the Russians will do everything to
 protect it. Crimea has great symbolic value for
 Moscow, and it will defend it to the last. But 
the main argument is - that the Ukrainians 
are simply incapable of militarily seizing 
Crimea. To do this ------ they need God 
knows how many weapons systems 
from the West, they need an 
Air Force and a Navy. 
It's impossible," 
Housen said.
 
The Nieuwsblad newspaper, said Housen went
on
 armed forces missions in Yugoslavia and 
Afghanistan and worked as a strategist 
in Belgium’s Defense Ministry and in 
NATO. He’s now an adviser at the 
kingdom’s military servicemen 
union and a guest author of 
..the Institute for National 
Strategic Studies at the 
US National Defense 
University.
 
 
______________________________________
 
 
Ukrainian forces target Stirol
 chemical plant in Gorlovka, 
blaze reported
 August 12th 3:56pm (DAN) 
 
Ukrainian militants shelled the territory of the Stirol
 chemical plant in Gorlovka this afternoon, the 
mayor of the city, Ivan Prikhodko, said.
 
“Ukrainian armed formations fired at the Stirol 
plant. The enterprise caught fire,” he said.
 
Further details were not immediately available.
 
Stirol is a key chemical industry enterprise in the
 Donbass. For a long time... the plant was one of 
the largest manufacturers of mineral fertilizers
 in Europe and supplied up to 3% of the world 
exports of ammonia and other chemicals, 
compounds and products. With the out-
break of hostilities, the plant 
suspended operations.
 
On February 18th, a group of Ukrainian saboteurs 
tried to blow up ammonia storage tanks at Stirol. 
During the attack, a security guard of the 
enterprise, who spotted the intruders, 
was injured. 


 
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Russian envoy --- says Japan 
seeks to erase from memory 
the US atomic bombings
August 12th, 2:43pm (TASS) 
 
Russia’s Ambassador to Japan, Mikhail Galuzin, on 
Friday said Japan’s ruling class is seeking to erase
 from the country’s historical memory, that the US 
was responsible for the atomic bombings of 
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
 
He made the comments by video link during 
a roundtable discussion in the Russian 
parliament, that was dedicated to 
an anniversary of the bombings.
 
"It seems that the Japanese leadership is diligently
 adjusting its official assessments in connection 
with the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, to its priorities, which are primarily
 related to the desire.. to cement as strongly 
as possible, the military-political alliance 
with Washington, where Tokyo... is
obviously in the position of 
a wingman.'' 
 
''This alliance is positioned by successive governments
 of Japan, as the core and, in fact, the only possible 
foundation -- for ensuring the national security
of the country," he said.
 
"China, Russia and the DPRK.....  are considered as
challenges and threats - to Japan's security - in a
demonstrative, speculative manner. Accordingly,
if we talk about... the US' atomic bombings of 
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in this context, the 
ruling class of Japan - primarily - seeks to 
erase from historical memory, the US 
authorship of the barbaric murder of 
tens of thousands of Japanese 
civilians in these cities," the 
diplomat went on to say.
 
Galuzin said the policy boils down to -- "minimizing
references to the US as the country that planned 
and carried out these inhumane bombings." 
 
According to him, "all this was fully manifested 
at the recent ceremonies, on the occasion of 
the 77th anniversary of the atomic tragedy." 
 
For example, he observed that the rhetoric of both
 Japanese officials and the so-called big media, 
"lacked any hint of the need for an apology 
from the United States for its criminal 
barbaric act of 1945."
 
The ambassador also noted -- that the distinctive feature 
of the ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki this year 
"was a very demonstrative, cynical and speculative
exploitation ------- of groundless attacks against
Russia 
as, allegedly, almost the main source
of the threat 
- of using nuclear weapons."
 
Director of the Third Department of Asia, at the Russian
Foreign Ministry, Nikolay Nozdrev, during the roundtable
discussion, criticized as outrageous - the refusal by the
Japanese authorities --- to let the Russian ambassador
participate in commemorative events, in Hiroshima
and Nagasaki.
 
He said the Japanese establishment not only violated
 the generally accepted norms of diplomatic protocol 
and human ethics, and that Russia sees, including 
from the conditions in which Russia's Embassy 
in Japan, currently operates, and on the 
humanitarian trek, how the Japanese 
leadership is ready to cynically use 
the most tragic pages of its own 
country’s history --- for its
opportunistic political 
purposes.
 
"We regard it as absolutely outrageous, that
 the organizers of the traditional memorial 
ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki 
refused to invite the Ambassador of 
the Russian Federation to Japan,
 Mikhail Yurievich Galuzin," 
he said.
 
The diplomat said, that, since the tradition was
established in the 1970s, that heads of foreign
diplomatic missions take part in these events
-- the Russian diplomatic mission, has never 
missed them.
 

 
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The Italian newspaper Libero 
has published a piece on
the
 Nazi essence of
the
 Azov regiment
August 12th, 2:37pm
https://en.news-front.info/
 
A journalist of the largest Italian newspaper Libero,
 Daniel Dell’Orco, visited the Azovstal plant, where
 he was able to see for himself, what the Azov
 regiment, really is like.
 
The journalist on the spot was immediately attracted 
by the rooms for burning bodies, warehouses with
propaganda materials, and improvised head-
quarters with various motivational posters. 
On them were the faces of Azov regiment
commanders, murals, with a black sun, 
Nazi SS runes - and 14/88 symbols.
 
The numerical abbreviation 14/88 is a numerical
reference, to the fourteen words and 88
''commandments'' coined by US white 
supremacist, David Lane, (in addition
to the 88 words.. in the first chapter 
of Mein Kampf, and the two letters
 “H” in the Arabic alphabet --- as 
Hi Hitler).
 
On the premises where the regiment’s fighters were
hiding, shells, hand grenades, sights & components 
for precision rifles, ammunition, and lots of gauze 
and medicines, were scattered everywhere.
 
 The journalist’s attention was also drawn to numerous
 items stolen from shops in Mariupol, among which
 were many wristwatches.
 
Remarkably, the newspaper editors omitted a 
photograph with Azov’s trademark “amulets“, 
showing their readers -- the real face of the 
regiment’s fighters -- as Nazi heirs, rather 
than the holy defenders of Ukraine.
 
 
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Coalition destroys eight 
Ukrainian artillery 
platoons
August 12th, 2:35pm (DAN) 
 
The servicemen of the DPR People’s Militia and 
Russian armed forces, have destroyed two 
rocket artillery platoons and six howitzer 
platoons, the Russian Defence 
Ministry said.
 
“As part of the counter-battery efforts, two Grad MLRS
 platoons were destroyed outside Serebryanka and
 Soledar. Two Akatsia howitzer and four D-30 
howitzer platoons were destroyed outside
Georgiyevka, Konstantinovka, 
Novgorodskoye, Vesyoloye, 
Andreyevka & Dzerzhisk,” 
the Ministry said.
 
Fuel depot and for ammunition depots 
were destroyed outside Kramatorsk, 
Krasnogorovka, Avdeyevka 
and Zaitsevo.
 
 

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Zelensky is either to face tribunal 
or return to comedy shows
Russia's Security Council
August 12th, 2:35pm (TASS)
 
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has no choice
other than to face a tribunal or play secondary roles
in comedy shows, Deputy Chairman of the Russian
Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, said, in an 
interview with journalist, Nadan Fridrikhson, 
which was posted on his Telegram
channel
 on Friday.
 
Medvedev’s secretariat has confirmed to TASS 
the authenticity of the interview.
 
Thus, when asked what he thinks about Zelensky’s
 future --- Medvedev said, "Either a tribunal, or 
secondary roles in comedy shows, again."
 
He said he had visited Lugansk on Thursday to discuss
 what more can be done to defend people living in the
 Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, and on
 other liberated territories.
 
According to Medvedev, he was not afraid to visit the
 zone of combat operations. "It is they who should
 be afraid of us," he stressed.
 
During his visit to the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR),
Medvedev met with LPR’s head, Leonid Pasechnik and 
DPR head, Denis Pushilin. He, also, held a government 
meeting on top-priority measures -- to ensure security 
for the Donbass residents. The meeting was attended
by Russian Prosecutor General, Igor Krasnov, the 1st
deputy head of Russia's presidential administration,
Sergey Kiriyenko, the Interior Minister, Vladimir 
Kolokoltsev, the Minister of Construction, Irek 
Faizusllin, the director of the Federal Security 
Servuce, Alexander Bortnikov, and the head 
of the Investigative Committee, Alexander 
Bastrykin.
 
 
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Ukrainian attacks kill 30 civilians, 
injure 123 over the week — 
ombudswoman’s office
August 12th, 2:07pm (DAN)
 
 Ukrainian attacks on Donbass --- have claimed 30 
civilian lives and left 123 people injured across 
the DPR over the week, the Republic’s 
ombudswoman, Darya Morozova’s 
office, reported on Friday.
 
“Over the week, from August 4th till August 11th, 106 
members of the defence and law enforcement were
 killed, 466 members of the defence and law
 enforcement were injured. Thirty civilians 
were killed and 123 injured,” it said. 
 
The war in Donbass has claimed at least 8,367
 lives since 2014, of those 116 were children.


 
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Young Palestinian Man 
Succumbs to Wounds 
from Israeli Air Raids 
on Gaza Strip
August 12th, at 1pm (FNA)
 
A young Palestinian man died of injuries he sustained
from the latest Israeli onslaught against the Gaza 
Strip, bringing the death toll from the Tel Aviv 
regime’s air strikes against the blockaded 
coastal sliver, to 49 people.
 
The man, identified as 22-year-old Anas Khaled
 Anshasi, succumbed to his wounds at Nasser 
Medical Complex in the city of Khan Yunis, 
where he was taken for necessary medical 
treatment, Palestine’s official WAFA news
 agency reported, citing medical sources.
 
Anshasi was wounded by an Israeli drone strike East 
of Khan Yunis. He was subsequently transferred to
the hospital and was pronounced dead on Friday.
 
According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, a 
10-year-old Palestinian girl also died of her injuries 
on Thursday, bringing the number of children
 killed, during the Israeli aggression, to 17.
 
“Our crews are working to transport the body of Lian
 Al-Shaer, after she died of wounds she sustained 
during the recent aggression on Gaza,” the 
humanitarian organization stated.
 
Shaer and two other children were transferred days 
earlier, to Al-Makassed Hospital in Al-Quds, for 
medical attention, via Erez crossing, by a 
Red Crescent crew member.
 
She arrived at the hospital on Tuesday, in a state of
 clinical death, as a result of shrapnel injuries in her
 head from an Israeli missile, Al-Makassed Hospital 
said in a statement carried by WAFA news agency.
 
Last Friday, the Israeli regime carried out a new 
massacre in Gaza, killing 49 people, including 
Taysir Al-Jabari, a senior commander of the 
Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance 
movement.
 
The Israeli airstrikes prompted the Al-Quds Brigades, 
the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, to respond... by 
firing hundreds of rockets toward the occupied
 territories, pushing the regime forces onto
 the back foot. 
 
The strong retaliation, as was pledged by the
resistance group, forced Tel Aviv to demand 
a ceasefire, in order to prevent maximum 
damage. The Egyptian-mediated truce 
took effect... late on Sunday.
 
 
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Kiev forces --- lose 2,000 
militants of 14th brigade
August 12th, 12:53pm (DAN)
 
 Combat losses of the Ukrainian 14th mechanized
 brigade in Soledar area amount to 2,000 troops,
 the Russian Defence Ministry said.
 
“As a result of the offensive of the allied forces in the
 area of Soledar, the losses of the 14th mechanized
 brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted
 to more than two thousand people. The remnants 
of the personnel of the brigade were withdrawn 
by the Ukrainian command, to the rear areas”, 
the statement reads.
 
Up to 70 pc of the listed personnel of the 56th
 motorized brigade... were liquidated outside 
Opytnoye and Nevelskoye outside Donetsk,
 the entire 23rd battalion of the brigade 
defected from the combat zone to 
rear areas.
 
Half of the 3rd battalion of the 66th brigade were lost in
 Maryinka, a stronghold of the 58th motorized brigade, 
with 5 vehicles and 40 nationalists being destroyed. 
 
 
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‘Israel’ Endorses Construction of 
Hundreds of New Settler Units
 in the Occupied West Bank
August 12th, 12:31pm
(al Manar)
 
The Israeli authorities have approved plans for the 
construction of hundreds of new settler units in 
the occupied West Bank, irrespective of the
 international outcry: against the Tel Aviv
 regime’s illegal settlement expansion 
activities and land grab policies in 
occupied Palestine.
 
Palestine’s official WAFA news agency, citing a
 statement released by the Applied Research 
Institute (ARIJ), reported on Thursday that 
the regime’s officials have given a green
 light - for plans to build 381 units in the 
new settlement, which will be erected 
on Palestinian-owned lands, in Deir
Istiya town, located 15 kilometres 
(9.3 miles) southwest of Nablus.
 
The report added that the new settlement would
 cover an area of 259 dunams (259,000 
square metres).
 
Arij noted that the new settlement will lie between 
the settlements of Revava and Kiryat Netafim,
warning that the Israeli authorities are bent 
on creating a settlement complex in
 the area.
 
Emboldened by former US president Donald Trump’s
 all-out support -- Israel has stepped up its illegal
 settlement construction activities -- in defiance 
of United Nations Security Council Resolution
 2334, which pronounced settlements in the 
West Bank and East al-Quds “a flagrant 
violation - under international law.”
 
More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements
 built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West
 Bank and East al-Quds.
 
All Israeli settlements are illegal under international 
law. The UN Security Council --- has condemned 
Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied 
territories, in several resolutions.
 
Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future 
independent state with East al-Quds as its capital.
 
The last round of Israeli-Palestinian talks collapsed 
in 2014. Among the major sticking points in those 
negotiations was Israel’s continued illegal 
settlement expansion.
 
Many Palestinians believe the Israeli plans to annex 
one-third of the already occupied West Bank 
--- including parts of the strategic Jordan 
Valley, is only a formality --- and that a 
de facto Israeli occupation of their
land has been underway --- for 
many years.
 
Source: Agencies (edited by 
Al-Manar English Website)
 
 
_____________________________________


 
Two civilians injured in eastern 
Donetsk following shelling of 
Donbastech enterprise
August 12th, 11:57am (DAN)
 
Two civilians... have been injured in the Kalininskiy
district of Donetsk, as the Donbastech enterprise 
came under Ukrainian fire, city administration 
Head, Alexey Kulemzin, said.
 
“As a result of shelling of the Donbastech, at 2 Sigova
 street, two men, born in 1963 and 1964, have 
sustained injuries,” the mayor said.
 
A fire broke out at the enterprise’s warehouse,
--- by this time, the blaze has been contained.
 
Four civilians were killed, seven injured, over the past 
day, as Ukrainian forces fired 452 rounds on the DPR
 over the last 24 hours. 
 
 
________________________________
 
 
Russia-led coalition liquidates 
70 Ukrainian militants 
in 24 hours
August 12th, 9:54am (DAN)
 
The DPR and LPR People’s Militia, assisted by the 
Russian army, has liquidated up to 70 members 
of Ukrainian armed formations over the last 
day, the DPR Defence’s deputy chief of
staff,
 Eduard Basurin, said.
 
“Over the last day, DPR service members liquidated up
 to 20 Ukrainian personnel, destroyed three vehicles, 
and two armoured personnel carriers,” he said.
 
LPR forces liquidated up to 50 Ukrainian militants, six
 armoured personnel carriers, two artillery pieces 
and four vehicles.
 

 
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 Residents of the Ukrainian 
part of Zaporizhzhya avoid
serving in Armed Forces
August 12th, 8:56am
https://en.news-front.info/
 
Residents of the Kiev-controlled part of Zaporizhzhya, 
are refusing to serve in the territorial defence forces.
There are cases of fighting between them and
 nationalist barrier troops, a member of the
 regional state administration, Volodymyr
 Rogov, has said.
 
Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Zaporizhzhya region’s 
main administration council, told RIA Novosti that the 
region is more than 70% liberated. However, the
 regional centre, Zaporozhye, is under the 
control of Ukrainian troops.
 
“The territorial defence, in the Kiev-controlled part of
 Zaporizhzhya region will be written off. Zaporizhzhya
 people do not want to fight en masse and are trying 
in every way to switch to our side. Kiev understands
 that it is impossible to leave weapons with the 
residents of Zaporizhzhya Region, because 
they may soon turn them to the other 
side,” Rogov said.
 
 
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Four killed, 7 injured, as Ukraine
fires 452 shells on DPR 
in 24 hours
August 12th, 8:54am (DAN)
 
Four civilians were killed, seven injured, over the past 
day as Ukrainian forces fired 452 rounds on the DPR, 
the Republic’s Mission to the JCCC said.
 
The enemy used heavy artillery, MLRS systems, 
tanks, and mortars, targeting 13 townships.
 
“Four civilians were killed, seven injured; 47 houses
and 7 civilian infrastructure facilities were 
damaged,” the report reads.
 
Twenty-one households and infrastructure
 facilities were damaged.
 
Morning reports issued by the JCCC exclude
 information on casualties in the areas 
where active military action 
is ongoing.
 
Russia started a special military operation to denazify
 and demilitarize Ukraine.. on February 24th. Russian
 President Vladimir Putin said, that the decision was
 made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him
 ...asking for help.
 
The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to
 occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect 
people who have been continuously shelled and 
subjected to other forms of genocide by 
Ukraine... for eight years. 
 
 
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US arms sales spike
August 11th, 9:30pm
 (PressTV)
 
A report says US foreign arms sales have spiked to nearly
 $20 billion this summer --- with over a third of its recent 
weapons sales, going to West Asian autocratic states.
 
Saudi Arabia and the UAE  ---  have recently bought 
over $1bn worth of military equipment from the US.
 
Why, experts ask, does the US continue to target 
the West Asia region, as its number 1 customer, 
when it comes to military sales, as this affects 
the stability of the region, as a consequence.
 
 
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Nebenzia: responsibility for the 
disaster at the nuclear power 
plant: will fall on the Western 
sponsors of Kiev
by Samer Mustafa
August 11th, 9:02pm
(Gazeta.ru)
 
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to
 the United Nations (UN) Vasily Nebenzya said that the
 responsibility... for the disaster at the Zaporizhia 
nuclear power plant - if it happens - will fall 
entirely on the Western patrons of Kiev. 
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
 
"The real scale of the nuclear disaster at the ZAES 
is even difficult to imagine. In this case, the
 responsibility for this - will fall on the 
Western sponsors of Kiev," 
Nebenzia said.
 
Previously a member of the Main Council of the
Zaporozhye region's administration, Vladimir 
Rogov --- said that the Russian air defense 
system prevented the attack of missiles 
and drones of the Armed Forces of 
Ukraine on the city of Energodar 
and Zaporozhye nuclear power 
plant (NPP).
 
Later, he saidd that the shelling of Zaporizhia
NPP (ZAES) --- will lead to the termination
of 
electricity supplies to Ukraine.
 
 
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Kiev strikes on NPP, aim to
 bring about a ‘dirty bomb’ 
explosion: Zaporozhye
 administration
August 11th, 6:50pm (TASS) 
 
The Ukrainian military is deliberately targeting nuclear
waste storage at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant
to bring about a ‘dirty bomb’ explosion and make the
 area uninhabitable, Yevgeny Balitsky, the head 
of the Zaporozhye Region’s military-civilian
administration, told the Rossiya-24 TV 
channel on Thursday.
 
"They were, practically, targeting the nuclear waste
 storage facility in order to create a kind of a 'dirty
 bomb' on our territory --- to create the situation 
where there will be a release. [In order] to 
lead to air contamination and make the 
entire territory uninhabitable," 
he stressed.
 
Thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste are stored at 
the plant, Balitsky went on to say. "Their (Ukrainian
 troops' - TASS) goals are, of course, clear to us. 
They want to scare us --- they want to make 
unusable, the territory they have already
 lost forever," he stated.
 
At the moment, the concrete protection of the facility
‘holds up’, he said. "But we find hits 300 metres away
from the nuclear power plant, we find the shells that 
have almost hit, that are 20 metres away from the 
storage facility with nuclear waste. If they hit the
concrete storage facility accurately enough, 
then, which is frightful to think of, it will 
bring about... something like what 
happened in Chernobyl - there 
will be a release, it will be a 
'dirty bomb,'" Balitsky 
explained. 
 
According to him, Zaporozhye Region's 
authorities have developed a plan that 
includes.. the evacuation of the 
population --- if the situation 
around the plant.. develops 
under a negative scenario.
 
The nuclear power plant in Energodar is under the
 control of the Russian troops. Over the past few 
days, Ukrainian forces have conducted several 
strikes on the premises, using drones, heavy 
artillery and multiple rocket launchers. 
 
Air defense systems repel the attacks in most cases, 
but, in some episodes, shells do hit infrastructure
 facilities, as well as the storage area.
 
As earlier reported, on Thursday, Ukraine’s armed
 forces have conducted a massive shelling of the 
Zaporozhye NPP, and the city of Energodar, 
for the second time in one day. 
 
 
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South Africa says: not bullied 
by West - to take sides in 
Russia-Ukraine war
August 11th, 6:40pm
(PressTV)
 
South Africa says it will not be bullied if the West
 mounts pressure on the country into taking 
sides in the Russia-Ukraine war, accusing 
the West of sometimes taking a 
patronizing attitude 
toward Africa.
 
South African Minister of International Relations and
 Cooperation Naledi Pandor made the comments in 
a joint press conference with US Secretary of 
State Antony Blinken, in the capital Pretoria.
 
“In terms of our interactions with some of our partners 
in Europe and elsewhere --- there has been a sense of
patronizing bullying toward ‘you choose this or else,’
 she said, stressing, “One thing I definitely dislike is
 being told ‘either you choose this or else.’  When a
 minster speaks to me like that … I definitely will 
not be bullied in that way, nor would I expect 
any other African country - worth its salt -
to agree to be treated.”
 
The remarks by Pandor, whose country has remained
neutral on the Russia-Ukraine war, came as China's
envoy to Moscow, Zhang Hanhui, on Wednesday
backed Russia in the war, slamming the US, 
which is trying to isolate China in Africa, 
as the “main instigator” in the crisis.
 
Relations between South Africa & the US have been
strained.....  after the former remained neutral in
the current war between Ukraine and Russia.
 
However, Pandor said Washington had not asked her
 country to take sides in the conflict, but criticized 
the US bill passed in April - “Countering Malign 
Russian Activities in Africa Act,” which has 
been seen by some in Africa as a vehicle 
to punish African countries that have 
not toed the line on Ukraine.
 
“The recent legislation --- passed in the United States of
 America - by the House of Representatives - we found 
a most unfortunate bill --- that we'd hoped the media 
would say more about. Because when we believe in 
freedom as I’m saying, it’s freedom for everybody. 
You can’t say, because Africa is doing this, you 
will then be punished by the United States... 
So, that’s been a disappointing passage of
 legislation by one House --- and we hope 
the other house will not agree to such 
offensive legislation,” the South 
African minister stated.
 
According to Bob Wekesa, director of the African 
Centre for the Study of the United States, 
Washington “is attempting to figure out 
how to get South Africa on to its side, 
but South Africa, is not coming to
 the party.”
 
In her concluding remarks on the issue, Pandor said
it was important for all to respect different opinions 
held by different nations.
 
“We are after all, sovereign nations that are recognized
as equal in terms of the UN Charter. We may differ in
terms of economic power and economic ability to
influence developments in different parts of the 
world, but what will make the world work, is
if 
we respect each other,” she said.
 
 
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Experts study viruses 
uncovered in Ukrainian 
labs in LPR — officer
August 11th, 6:24pm (TASS)
 
 The strains of viruses discovered earlier in
 biolaboratories abandoned by Ukrainian 
militants on the liberated territories of 
the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) 
have not yet been identified and are
 being studied by experts, the  LPR 
People’s Militia officer, Andrey 
Marochko, said.... in an 
interview with TASS.
 
"Our authorized bodies immediately got involved in 
this (studying the contents of the biolabs - TASS),
 the People’s Militia ----- was only involved in the 
protection of these facilities ---- and demining. 
Currently, the specialists, as far as I know 
....are working on determining the viral 
strains, their ways of spreading....
and 
are studying the uncovered 
documents," he noted.
 
According to the officer, information was partially 
made public, by the General Staff of Russia’s 
Armed Forces. "I know --- that the biolabs 
were in Rubezhnoye, Severodonetsk 
and Lisichansk," he added.
 
In mid-June, Marochko told TASS that the strains 
of harmful viruses had been discovered in the
 biolaboratories abandoned by Ukrainian 
troops in the towns of Rubezhnoye and 
Severodonetsk. Additionally --- there 
were other dangerous substances
 in the laboratories, that could 
harm the environment -- and 
humans, as well as a large 
amount of medicines, that 
had not been certified by 
the Ukrainian Health 
Ministry. 
 
Earlier, the officer told TASS, that the biolaboratories 
in Severodonetsk and Lisichansk also manufactured
drugs --- that were then delivered to Ukraine’s 
armed forces.
 
 
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Allied forces in Donbass 
advance --- so as to 
minimize losses
 — officer
August 11th, 5:27pm (TASS)
 
 The current advancement rate of allied forces in
 Donbass allows to minimize losses yet causes 
the utmost damage to the adversary... LPR 
People’s Militia officer, Andrey Marochko,
 said, in an interview with TASS.
 
"We are advancing precisely at the rate which 
allows to... minimize the losses among the 
personnel and causes as much damage 
as possible to the adversary," 
he stressed.
 
According to the officer, the current advancement rate
 of allied troops forces the adversaries to abandon 
their positions. That said, it is impossible to 
provide any clear timetable. "We are 
advancing at different sectors 
--- based on the current 
situation," he added.
 
"If we've completely suppressed the adversary’s firepower
 and eliminated them in a certain sector, then, naturally, 
we are occupying these positions. Yet.. making sure 
that our servicemen are not attacked by fire, since 
all Ukrainian positions are marked on a map.. it is 
much easier to strike them with artillery than our
 hidden positions. Proceeding from this premise, 
we are not taking up many Ukrainian positions. 
There are some well-fortified positions --- with
an
 important strategic significance that can 
guarantee that our servicemen are safe ---
 those positions, we do occupy," 
he explained.
 
 
________________________________




At least 3 shells hit area of 
radioactive isotope storage 
at Zaporozhye NPP
 in 24 hours
August 11th, 4:36pm (TASS)