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    Russian Defense Ministry directly accused Kyiv of nuclear terrorism

    The Russian Ministry of Defense directly accused Kyiv of nuclear terrorism. As stated in the military department, Ukrainian military formations subordinate to the Zelensky regime continue to strike at the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.



    As follows from the statement, on August 7, 2022, at 12:40, Ukrainian artillery from the 44th artillery brigade attacked the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The shelling was carried out from the area of ​​​​the settlement of Marganets on the other side of the Kakhovka reservoir. As a result, a high-voltage power line was damaged, a power surge occurred at the nuclear power plant itself, which caused smoke, and the protection system worked, cutting off the power supply.

    Fire crews arrived at the scene and managed to extinguish the fire. At the same time, the power of the 5th and 6th power units of the station was reduced to 500 MW.

    As the military emphasized, Kyiv is deliberately trying to arrange a humanitarian catastrophe in the territories of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions in order to accuse Russia.

    On August 7, the Zelensky regime committed a new act of nuclear terrorism at the energy infrastructure facilities of the Zaporozhye NPP to create a humanitarian catastrophe in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions

    - said in a statement.

    As previously reported, Russia has repeatedly drawn the attention of the so-called world community to the shelling of a nuclear power plant, but neither the UN nor the IAEA expressed any reaction other than "concern".

    https://en.topwar.ru/200031-minoborony-rossii-prjamo-obvinilo-kiev-v-jadernom-terrorizme.html



    Dontcha reckon it is going to be a tad difficult even for MSM to spin to a gullible market "u'gh, it's Russia bombing it's own troops and nuclear production facilities, in a power station it controls and occupies". A considerable challenge.
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    Are the Russians not using the nuclear plant for cover for their military equipment? Thatís what the article I posted stated.

    What is your spin on that?

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    Sure, see your point. That might be construed as reckless, or even provocative.

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    The Russian MOD is total shit and has zero credibility. They have been lying at epic levels for this entire conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Unlike you, he was a US Marine Corps Intelligence officer
    Unlike you, he was a senior UN weapons control Inspector
    Unlike you, he has an audience- gets published and speaks at seminars



    Really sucks, e'hhh snubchild.


    (P.s:- and unlike you, he exposed the US govt's lies and deception about Saddam Hussein's non-existent WMD).
    He's a convicted paedophile, a Koch stooge, a lunatic conspiracy theorist and on the Russia Today payroll.

    Sabang seems to approve of all of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    The Russian Ministry of Defense directly accused Kyiv of nuclear terrorism.
    A story they made up immediately after being condemned for shelling a nuclear plant.

    You gullible moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    He's a convicted paedophile, a Koch stooge, a lunatic conspiracy theorist and on the Russia Today payroll.
    100% this!

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    A story they made up immediately after being condemned for shelling a nuclear plant.

    You gullible moron.
    That is what they do.

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    When the TD boneheads and equally lowbrow pulp media were spouting trash like "Putin is having his ass handed to him on a plate", Ritter was one of the very first (well in English) to declare "whoa, Russia is winning this war".

    Guess who ended up being right- the boneheads, or an ex Marine Intelligence officer and senior UN weapons control Inspector? The answer surprises nobody except the boneheads.

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    And he's still defending the paedophile stooge.

    Odd isn't it?

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    Another murderous, psychopathic dictator offers to send yet more cannon fodder.

    North Korea is ready to send 100,000 soldiers to its ally Russia as military assistance for boosting its invasion of Ukraine, Russian military expert Igor Korotchenko said on state TV.

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    Ritter is no better at predicting an outcome than Sabang.


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    He was right, and you were wrong- again. Just as he was right about Saddam's non-WMD (also an 'unpopular opinion' at the time). So go ahead- sling personal insults at him all you want, Junior. It just shows you up as more of an idiot.

    Or haven't y'all noticed yet- Ukraine (ok, US + dispensable cannon fodder) is losing this war.
    Last edited by sabang; 09-08-2022 at 10:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    He was right, and you were wrong- again. Just as he was right about Saddam's non-WMD (also an 'unpopular opinion' at the time). So go ahead- sling personal insults at him all you want, Junior. It just shows you up as more of an idiot.
    And STILL he defends a convicted paedophile.

    Hmmmmm.

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    STILL haven't found them WMD. Hmmmmmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    He was right, and you were wrong- again. Just as he was right about Saddam's non-WMD (also an 'unpopular opinion' at the time).
    Wasn’t the whole thing with Ritter and the WMD was that as long as he was in charge of finding the WMD there was plenty of evidence to support WMD existed and continue the search, but once out of that position he denied they existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Wasn’t the whole thing with Ritter and the WMD was that as long as he was in charge of finding the WMD there was plenty of evidence to support WMD existed and continue the search, but once out of that position he denied they existed.
    The boy's gotta make money from someone.

    Pay for his legal fees for the paedophile charges and all that.

    Even the Koch keeps his distance.

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    ^^ As I recall it, he was still in the position when he first said this. And I was following it quite closely- having already called it out as lies and bullshit, and just a pathetic excuse to invade. How good did that turn out for ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^^ As I recall it, he was still in the position when he first said this. And I was following it quite closely- having already called it out as lies and bullshit, and just a pathetic excuse to invade. How good did that turn out for ya?
    Whatabout the convicted paedophile with which you seem to sympathise?

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    Keep digging 'arryboy. I'm sure those WMD must be under that pile of shit somewhere, and I tell ya Putin is having his ass handed to him on a plate!!

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    Who is Scott Ritter?


    It is not the first time Ritter has been embroiled in controversy. Ritter quit the UN inspector team for weapons of mass destruction in 1998, claiming that President Bill Clinton was too easy on Saddam Hussein. He criticized the Iraqi dictator's government for misleading inspectors and scamming the international community. His position on WMDs in Iraq changed significantly after he left the Middle Eastern country in 1998, initially saying Hussein had "not nearly disarmed" in 1998, before ruling out WMDs there, Time reported.

    Scott Ritter's Twitter Reinstated After Suspension Over Ukraine Remarks

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    He's the bloke that was one of the first to say the US was bullshitting us all about Saddam's fictitious WMD, and that Ukraine is in fact losing this war MK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    He was right,
    No, he wasn't, and you have been wrong about everything so far. A completely clueless propaganda spewing useful idiot and nothing more.

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    He's the bloke that was one of the first to say the US was bullshitting us all about Saddam's fictitious WMD
    Who gives a fuck. Ancient history. The dude is a complete bozo today and has been for many years. Only a fool would take anything he says seriously, which is why you worship the ground he walks on.

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    Yes, he was. Wrong again. You should join those neo-cons.

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    Enough about Ritter. Back on topic now.

    Switching Sides: The Elusive “Russian Legion” Fighting With Ukraine

    The Kremlin’s war against Ukraine is one many Russians don’t want to fight.


    And some are so vehemently opposed that they are apparently prepared to take up arms against their country and fight alongside the Ukrainian army.

    The Freedom of Russia Legion claims it was formed in March, when over 100 Russian soldiers gave themselves up to Kyiv’s forces.


    “I ended up in this war anyway. I thought I would either die as an occupier and murderer or die with a good conscience. So I switched sides,” said a 26-year-old former Russian soldier turned legion member who asked to be referred to by his nom de guerre of Arni.


    Along with ex-soldiers, the legion is apparently also made up of Russians who traveled to Ukraine alongside other foreigners to fight with the Ukrainian army in the months after the invasion. It is one of many units — from Georgians to Belarusians — operating as part of the International Legion for the Defense of Ukraine set up by Kyiv at the start of the war.


    However, unlike other national units, the Freedom of Russia Legion is shrouded in secrecy — from its exact size to where it has fought — with some even claiming the lack of information suggests it’s little more than a Ukrainian PR project.

    In what it described as a “manifesto,” the legion pledged in April to “fight for a new Russia” and get rid of “[President Vladimir] Putin’s dictatorial regime.” Soldiers in the unit use the white-blue-white flag that has become a popular symbol of Russia’s anti-war movement.


    Arni, who spoke to The Moscow Times on a video call during which he covered his face with a mask, said that he decided to join the legion to fight for “the light side.”


    One of the legion’s most closely guarded secrets is its size, with estimates placing it anywhere from several hundred to over 1,000 soldiers.


    Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said in June that the group had a “few hundred” members. But the legion claimed last month it consisted of two “fully manned battalions,” which could potentially mean more than 1,000 fighters.

    Exact information on numbers of soldiers is “classified,” according to Arni. But he said about 300 requests for joining the unit are submitted every day.


    “It doesn’t mean that that amount of people join us on a daily basis. We must review those requests, plus [Russian] intelligence services are trying to spam us,” the soldier said.

    The unit is active on social media and its accounts together have more than 94,000 subscribers. In a June video, the group claimed it had supporters across Russia who were helping spread information on how to become a member.


    Another soldier, who spoke to The Moscow Times on the same video call as Arni, said he traveled from Russia to Ukraine to join up in April.


    “I took the risk because I want to fight against Putin. I want a free Russia,” said the 25-year-old soldier, who claimed he was in Ukraine and gave his nom de guerre as Professor.


    He said he was a postgraduate student at a university “somewhere” in central Russia and began to support the opposition following the Moscow protests of 2019 and the arrest of opposition activist Yegor Zhukov.


    When the war started in February, he felt “ashamed” and “couldn't stay away, he said.


    The majority of the legion’s members keep their identities a secret out of fear of reprisals and to protect their families, which makes it impossible to independently verify their accounts.


    A group of masked men who said they were legion members told an April press conference in Kyiv that they were former Russian soldiers, but refused to give any information about their Russian units or where they had served.


    The legion, which admits it recruits in PoW camps in Ukraine, has posted videos of Russian prisoners giving their names, denouncing the Russian regime and pledging allegiance to the legion. It is unclear if these men were under duress at the time and one video shows a soldier with what looks like cuts to his face.

    The most high-profile member of the group is Igor Volubuev, a former executive at state-owned Russian bank Gazprombank. Born in northeastern Ukraine, Volubuev lived most of his life in Moscow, but fled to Ukraine after the invasion and announced in June he was joining the legion to help make Russia “a free democratic country.”


    Volubuev declined two interview requests from The Moscow Times.


    In addition to its size, there is also little information about where the legion has been involved in combat. The legion claimed its soldiers arrived in eastern Ukraine in May, with footage on its Telegram channel apparently showing battles near the eastern Ukrainian cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk.


    The secrecy surrounding the legion has led some to assert that it may not be what it seems.


    “There might be some [Russian] fighters, but whether it is organized in the way it is presented remains an open question,” Illia Ponomarenko, defense and security reporter at The Kyiv Independent, told The Moscow Times.


    A recent report in Harper’s Magazine described how Ukraine did not have the capacity to process and deploy foreign fighters who flocked to the country in the weeks after the invasion, and suggested foreign units were more PR than reality.

    Ponomarenko said the fate of foreign fighters in Ukraine depended a lot on the military unit with which they ended up becoming affiliated, as well as their commanders.


    “It’s clearer with the International Legion — there is a large number [of foreign soldiers] and they did take part in combat, for example, in Irpin, Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk,” he said. “But little is known about the [Freedom of Russia] legion.”


    State-controlled Russian media and pro-Kremlin Telegram channels have questioned the existence of the legion altogether, calling it a fake or alleging it was created by Ukrainian intelligence.


    Yet at the same time, the Russian authorities have detained at least three men for being associated with the legion, according to media reports.


    Russia toughened treason laws last month and those who fight against the country “in an armed conflict, hostilities, or other actions” can now be jailed for up to 20 years.


    Apart from the risks if they are caught by Russian forces, fighting for Ukraine obliges those enrolled in the legion to confront a moral dilemma.


    “I have some resistance inside me,” the soldier who called himself Professor admitted to The Moscow Times.


    “I realize there are guys like me on the other side. But I cannot go against my principles — I want my country to be free and democratic.“

    Switching Sides: The Elusive ‘Russian Legion’ Fighting With Ukraine
    - The Moscow Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Yes, he was. Wrong again.
    Laughing at your own idiocy, no doubt. There is no one that has made a bigger fool of himself in these threads than you. It beggars belief that you even dared to continue posting in these threads after the massive level of humiliation you endured after you bleated on and on for months on end calling the western nations liars and swearing Russia would never invade.

    NO ONE has been more wrong than you and your shit sources. NO ONE.

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