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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2022, 05:17:32 AM »
Good God.

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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2022, 12:33:14 PM »
scorched earth policy?

Doesn't seem to be outside the realm of possibility.  That would likely get WW3 set off, but if Putin gets that desperate, it would likely be a short world war with everyone but China hitting Moscow with everything but the kitchen sink.  Just my knee jerk reaction. 
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2022, 04:52:48 AM »
Great reality for FOX's Greg Gutfeld at least, as reporter Steve Harrigan managed to filter Gutfeld's mother-in-law (a Russian, living in Ukraine) out of the Country after a perilous crosscountry dash.


Meanwhile, I'm having trouble believing the story of the 94-year-old Siege Of Leningrad survivor, being arrested by Russian-police in St. Petersburg.  She's carrying overlarge, elaborately-painted anti-war signs, which looked like somebody just put in her hands... with a look of confusion on her face.  The vid has staged CNN-style event written all over it.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2022, 03:12:09 PM »
More Russians, Ukrainians seek asylum at U.S.-Mexico border
https://www.metro.us/more-russians-ukrainians-seek/

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(Reuters) – A growing number of Russians and Ukrainians are traveling to Mexico, buying throwaway cars and driving across the border into the United States to seek asylum, a trend that could accelerate as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced more than a million people to flee their homes.

U.S. border officials encountered about 6,400 Russians in the four months between October 2021 and January of this year, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data show. That’s more than the roughly 4,100 apprehended during the entire 2021 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. The jump is similar for Ukrainians, with a little more than 1,000 apprehended since October 2021 through January, compared to about 680 for all of the last fiscal year.

These migrants account for a slim fraction of the 670,000 apprehensions made by U.S. border agents in the first months of the 2022 fiscal year, CBP figures show. The majority of those stopped were from Mexico and Central America and were swiftly removed from the United States.

Some Russians and Ukrainians are heading to Mexico to head to America's border.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2022, 03:30:18 PM »
More Russians, Ukrainians seek asylum at U.S.-Mexico border
https://www.metro.us/more-russians-ukrainians-seek/

Some Russians and Ukrainians are heading to Mexico to head to America's border.

Lovely.  :whatever:  They are of the mistaken belief that the USA is a haven of sanity.

It's not. Not with #SharterJoe being puppetized by the leftists.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2022, 06:34:52 PM »
Ukraine President: Biden to Blame for Russian Invasion
https://neonnettle.com/news/18473-ukraine-president-biden-to-blame-for-russian-invasion

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has told U.S. senators that Democrat Joe Biden is responsible for the Russian invasion because he could have prevented the war but failed to do so.

Zelensky blasted Biden's weakness during his Zoom call with members of Congress Saturday morning.

“If you had started sanctions months ago, there would not have been war,” Zelensky said, a Senate source told the New York Post.

Several officials, including Zelensky, had said that sanctions could have prevented the invasion from happening.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is not happy with President Joe Biden.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2022, 06:38:42 PM »
Zelensky pleads for US military aid, says if Biden acted sooner ‘there would not have been war’
https://nypost.com/2022/03/05/ukrainian-president-volodymyr-zelensky-zooms-with-us-lawmakers/

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky chided the Biden administration for not slapping sanctions on Russia’s Vladimir Putin sooner, during an emotional Zoom call with 280 US senators and House members Saturday morning.

“If you had started sanctions months ago, there would not have been war,” he said during the just under one-hour call, a Senate source told The Post.

Zelensky thanked the US for the assistance it has already sent, and pleaded for additional American military aid for his besieged country.

“These are devils that are doing this,” Zelensky said of the invading Russian troops, GOP Sen. Steve Daines of Montana told Fox News.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2022, 08:47:22 PM »
Looks suspicious.  Looks like a fake-invoice trying to bait Tucker Carlson's people...

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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2022, 07:04:59 PM »
The Ruble Regains 100% of Its Loss After Russia Invaded Ukraine, Why?
https://mishtalk.com/economics/the-ruble-regains-100-of-its-loss-after-russia-invaded-ukraine-why

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Key Points
  • When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, it took 84 rubles to buy 1 US dollar.
  • On March 7, it took 131.2 rubles to buy 1 US dollar.
  • That's a 36% decline in the rubble vs the US dollar.
  • The ruble is now back where it started on February 24.

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PUTIN, DRAGHI HAVE DISCUSSED PAYMENTS FOR GAS IN RUSSIAN ROUBLES - TASS
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There is indeed nothing to this. And it is not related to Ruble rally.
1:08 PM · Mar 30, 2022

Putin and Italy's Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, have discussed payments for gas in Russian rubles.

What's the Difference?

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People just don't get this

Ruble rally totally unrelated to demand payment for oil and gas in Rubles.

Rather, it's other things Russia is doing to avoid sanctions and internally force demand for rubles.
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What is the difference?
1 India pays dollars to Russia for oil, Russia buys rubles
2 India buys rubles, pays rubles to Russia for oil

Optics.

The latter fires up the imagination about Russian's monetary prowess, alleged strong ruble, and even GOLD STANDARD!
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Weiner correctly notes the imagination.

Oil for Rubles, Who Cares?

Case 1: To get rubles to buy oil, Europe sells Euros to Russia central bank. Europe immediately send the rubles it received straight back to Russia to pay for the the oil. Russia central bank accumulates euros.

Case 2: Russia sells oil for euros. Russia central bank accumulates the exact same number of Euros as in case number one.

The currency exchange takes place in seconds. Europe does not have to hold rubles to buy oil.

This is just more of the "oil priced in euros" stupidity. No one will have to hold rubles to buy Russian oil. Or gas. The Ruble does not become a reserve currency.

There is perhaps some small psychological impact, but there is no real impact unless Europe actually held ruble reserves, and here's a hint: Europe wouldn't.

Visa and Mastercard left Russia.

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As a result of our unprecedented sanctions, the ruble was almost immediately reduced to rubble.
 
The Russian economy is on track to be cut in half.
 
It was ranked the 11th biggest economy in the world before this invasion — and soon, it will not even rank among the top 20.
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Biden says "Ruble reduced to Rubble because of sanctions."

It took another three days from that Tweet for the ruble to regain all of its losses. Why?

In three words: Sanctions Don't Work. Here are some examples.

Parallel Credit Card Payment System

The Wall Street Journal reports Russia Built Parallel Payments System That Escaped Western Sanctions

Visa and Mastercard pulled the plug on Russia's credit cards. But following the 2014 war in which Visa and Mastercard did the same, Russia took measures to not let that happen again.

Instead, Putin implemented a National Payment Card System—known by its Russian initials NSPK. Visa and Mastercard went along with it.

In 2015 Russia then forced the use of Mir cards based on NSPK.

Those cards do not use the US payment system. 

One irony is that instead of Visa and Mastercard getting the fees, Russia's central bank collected 8.2 billion rubles in net profit, or about $94 million at current exchange rates.

Russia actually profited from Visa and Mastercard sanctions.


Long read, but worth reading.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2022, 10:22:22 PM »
Russia-Ukraine War: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region
https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/ukraine-russia-updates-04-16-2022
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #65 on: May 03, 2022, 09:27:07 AM »


Not worthy of it's own thread, but too good not to share.
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« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2022, 10:29:32 AM »


Not worthy of it's own thread, but too good not to share.

AKA Russia has won the coin toss and has elected to recieve.
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« Reply #67 on: May 03, 2022, 10:39:49 AM »
AKA Russia has won the coin toss and has elected to recieve.

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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2022, 10:13:19 PM »
Ukraine Updates: Civilians Still Trapped in Mariupol, Nine Killed in Donetsk Region
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Day 69 of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The evacuation of the steelworks plant in Mariupol started yesterday but hundreds or thousands remain trapped in the devastated city.

Russia appears weaker in easter Ukraine yet nine people died in the Donetsk region after intense shelling.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov started a war with words with Israel, saying Hitler was Jewish.

Also, does Russian President Vladimir Putin have cancer? Reports say he will have cancer surgery soon. I said on the day he started this invasion he either lost his mind, has cancer, or dying.

People trapped inside Azovstal steel plant in war ravaged Mariupol.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
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Ukraine wants big banks to be prosecuted for ‘war crimes,’ Zelenskyy’s top economic aide says
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/26/ukraine-wants-jpmorgan-citi-hsbc-prosecuted-for-war-crimes-zelenskyy-aide.html

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Major U.S. and European banks should be prosecuted for “committing war crimes” over their financing of trade with the Russian regime, according to a top aide to Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Oleg Ustenko, economic advisor to Zelenskyy, said the Ukrainian government believes banks, such as JPMorgan, HSBC and Citi, are aiding the Kremlin’s war efforts in Ukraine through financing companies that trade oil with Russia.

“Everybody who is financing these war criminals, who are doing these terrible things in Ukraine, are also committing war crimes in our logic,” he told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble Tuesday on “Capital Connection.”

JPMorgan, HSBC and Citi did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on those allegations.

Asked directly if he wants to see these banks prosecuted for war crimes, Ustenko said: “Exactly.”

Ukrainian government wants to charge banks for war crimes through oil trade with Russia.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2022, 06:15:13 PM »
Ukraine: military endangering civilians by locating forces in residential areas - new research
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/ukraine-military-endangering-civilians-locating-forces-residential-areas-new

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Schools and hospitals used as military bases by Ukrainian forces

‘We have no say in what the military does, but we pay the price’ - resident in city of Bakhmut

‘Being in a defensive position does not exempt the Ukrainian military from respecting international humanitarian law’ - Agnès Callamard

The Ukrainian military has endangered Ukrainian civilians by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in residential areas - including in schools and hospitals - as it has sought to repel the Russian invasion, Amnesty International said today.

Ukraine’s tactics have violated international humanitarian law as they’ve turned civilian objects into military targets. The ensuing Russian strikes in populated areas have killed civilians and destroyed civilian infrastructure.

Ukraine has used hospitals and schools as military bases. Weapons have been placed in residential areas.
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Re: Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Bombs in multiple Ukrainian cities.
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2022, 06:21:57 PM »
**** Amnesty International.

It's almost impossible to defend a territory if the troops are going to be prohibited from trampling some pearl clutcher's flower beds.

Either the Ukrainians want to avoid being enveloped into the Russian Empire again, or they don't.
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