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30/5/2024
17:03
SHACKLED KIEV AWAITS FOR SURPRISE

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Kiev is awaiting another escalation in the upcoming Russian summer campaign. Unable to predict the direction of Russian attacks, the Ukrainian military is forced to urgently redeploy strategic reserves, relying only on NATO assistance.

The Russian military continues constant precision strikes in the Ukrainian rear, destroying reserves and thwarting plans of the Ukrainian command.

On the night of May 28, a new wave of explosions thundered far from the frontlines. Russian kamikaze UAVs targeted Ukrainian military facilities in the city of Bila Tserkva in the Kyiv region and in the Cherkassy region, where Ukrainian sources reported damage to military warehouses and facilities used for repair of military equipment.

Meanwhile, Russian aircraft are busy pounding the Ukrainian military in the war-torn regions. Ukrainian reserve units came under attack in the area of Borovaya in the Kharkiv region, while the Ukrainian garrison in the south of Volchansk was hit by Russian arial bombing attacks.

The Ukrainian command is sending more and more reinforcements to the Kharkiv region, diluting its defense in other directions. Most recently, amphibious assault units from the lost Rabotino and marines from Krynki were sent to the northern front.

After the fraud with the defensive line in the border areas was revealed by the rapid Russian offensive, Kiev was forced to play the role of punishing the culprits. The usual officers responsible for the border defenses were blamed guilty, while the theft of billions of dollars devoted for multistory concrete fortifications was silenced in order to hide the crimes of high-ranking officials from Zelensky’s entourage.

As a result, Ukrainian defensive operations are headed by butchers who throw more and more units into the meat grinder in Volchansk and Liptsy.

Unable to effectively hold its defenses on the extended frontlines, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are rapidly retreating in different directions, including in the Kupyansk, Chasov Yar, Avdeevka and Mariinka areas.

Another major victory of the Russian army was the liberation of Netailovo after heavy prolonged battles in the ruins. Ukrainian military sources admit that the Russians are advancing to the west and south of the town.

At the same time, reports from the frontlines confirm Russian control of Umanskoe, the last stronghold of the Ukrainian defense west of Avdeevka.

The Ukrainian military has no forces available to gain back the military initiative, while the Russians do not stop assaulting, probing the Ukrainian defenses.

Retreating in the Donbass, Kiev is shackled, awaiting for a possible Russian offensive in the northern Sumy region, where Russian forces continue some local operations in the border areas along with constant strikes on Ukrainian positions in the region.

The last hope for Kiev is NATO, which is equipping Ukrainian reserve units and prepares to enter the battlefields in the case of a Russian breakthrough.





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stonedyou
30/5/2024
16:27
Erdogan accuses West of complicity in Israel’s atrocities in Gaza

"No state will be safe until Israel abides by international law and considers itself bound by international law," the Turkish leader said


ISTANBUL, May 29. /TASS/. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the US and Western countries of being complicit in the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, while the UN - of inaction.

"No state will be safe until Israel abides by international law and considers itself bound by international law. The world is watching the barbarism of a vampire named Netanyahu live on TV," Erdogan said in parliament at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party faction. "Israel has destroyed humankind in Gaza. Hey, America, that blood is also on your hands. European heads of state and government - you have become partners in this vampirism!" he said at the meeting broadcast by the TRT Haber television channel.

"The United Nations, what good are you in the 21st century if you cannot stop the genocide that the whole of humanity is watching live? If the future of the world depends on five countries [members of the Security Council], what do you need these huge buildings for?" said Erdogan, reiterating his call to hold Israel accountable for crimes against humanity in Gaza.

stonedyou
30/5/2024
14:22
ISRAELI STRIKES HIT SOUTHERN LEBANON AFTER HEZBOLLAH ROCKET AND DRONE ATTACKS (VIDEOS)


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Hezbollah launched on May 29 six attacks against border sites of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) from its heartland, southern Lebanon.

A “combined attack” with rockets and suicide drones carrying bombs targeted the al-Baghdadi site, Hezbollah said in a statement, claiming that operational and observatory buildings in the site were destroyed and Israeli troops were killed or wounded.

In five other statements, the group said its fighters struck surveillance equipment in al-Rahib site, targeted a gathering of Israeli troops near the site of Hersh Shtula and shelled the sites of al-Samaqa, Zabdin and Ramia with rockets and artillery.

The attacks were carried out “in support of the steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and to back their brave and honorable resistance,” Hezbollah noted in all of its statements.

Separately, the group’s Military Media released video footage showing a “focused fire attack” that targeted the IDF’s al-Malikiyah site two days earlier.

Hezbollah’s latest attacks didn’t result in any casualties. Still, the IDF responded with a fresh wave of strikes on southern Lebanon.

Israeli fighter jets struck a Hezbollah position in the town of Khiam, the military said in a statement, adding that its troops also shelled areas near the towns of Hamoul, Kafr Kila and Naqoura with artillery. There were no reports of casualties by Lebanese media.

Since the outbreak of the Israeli war on Gaza last October, Hezbollah and its allies began launching near-daily attacks against the IDF in support of the Hamas Movement and other Palestinian armed factions in the Strip.

So far, the border clashes have resulted in ten civilian deaths on the Israeli side, as well as the deaths of at least 14 IDF soldiers and reservists. On the Lebanese side, more than 400 people have been killed, including 304 fighters of Hezbollah and at least 80 civilians.





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30/5/2024
14:19
ISRAELI ARMY ANNOUNCES CONTROL OF KEY GAZA-EGYPT BORDER ROAD, MOURNS THREE TROOPS (VIDEOS)


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The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced on May 29 that it had established “operational control” over the entire so-called Philadelphi Corridor along the Gaza-Egypt border.

Speaking in a press conference, military Spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said that the now-captured strip of land, which runs for a total of 14 kilometers all along the Gaza-Egypt border, served as “Hamas’s oxygen pipeline” for smuggling weapons.

Along the corridor, adjacent to the southern Gaza city of Rafah, the IDF said it has located so far some 20 tunnels that cross into Egypt. Some of the tunnels were already known to the IDF, and others were discovered for the first time. Some have already been demolished, and Israel has also been updating Egypt on the developments.

Another 82 tunnel shafts leading into the tunnels have been located along the Philadelphi Corridor area, according to the IDF.

Israeli troops are now physically located in most of the corridor. There is however a small section near the coast where ground forces are not present, but the IDF noted that it is controlling the area with surveillance and firepower.

Dozens of rocket launchers were also uncovered along the corridor, some only a dozen meters away from the Egyptian border.

“Our troops located along the axis dozens of primed launchers for rocket attacks, launching pits used by Hamas to fire rockets and mortars at Israel,” Hagari said, adding that Hamas “took advantage of the Philadelphi area, took advantage of it and built its infrastructure just dozens of meters from the border with Egypt, so that we won’t strike there.”

The rocket launchers were located between 10 and 40 meters from the Egyptian border, “in a way that Israel won’t strike there on the fence with Egypt,” the spokesman added, noting that some 70 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel from the Rafah area in recent weeks.

The capture of the Philadelphi Corridor was without a doubt an achievement for the IDF. However, faced with fierce resistance from Hamas and other Palestinian armed factions in Gaza Israel may not be able to keep its troops there.

On May 30, the IDF acknowledged that a soldier was killed during fighting in northern Gaza a day earlier. The soldier served in the Paratrooper Brigade’s 101st Battalion. Another soldier of the same unit was seriously wounded in the incident.

The death of the soldier brought the toll of slain Israeli troops in the IDF’s ground operations in Gaza and in operations on the border to 292.

Recent Israeli losses were not limited to Gaza. Also on May 29, two soldiers from the Kfir Brigade’s Nahshon Battalion were killed in a car-ramming attack near the Itamar settlement close to the Palestinian city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

The suspected attacker reportedly turned himself over to the Palestinian Authority’s security forces, after fleeing into Nablus.

Overall, the war on Gaza is still far from being over. Israel continues to take losses on a nearly daily basis. Meanwhile, despite the death of more than 36,000 Palestinians Hamas and other factions in the Strip are still putting up fierce resistance.




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stonedyou
30/5/2024
14:13
RUSSIAN MOD REPORTS INTERCEPTION OF EIGHT ATACMS MISSILES, OVER DOZEN DRONES

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The Russian military repelled on May 30 a large-scale Ukrainian missile and drone attack that targeted the Crimean Peninsula and two other Russian regions, according to statements released by the Ministry of Defense.

“In the nighttime, a series of the Kiev regime’s attempted terror attacks on facilities in the Russian territory were thwarted, including with the use of [American-made] ATACMS tactical [ballistic] missiles, fixed-wing drones and drone boats,” the ministry said. “On-duty air defenses shot down eight ATACMS tactical missiles above the Sea of Azov. Eight drones were intercepted above the Black Sea, off the Crimean Peninsula’s coast.”

The ministry added in the same statement that “two drone boats moving towards the Crimean Peninsula were destroyed in the Black Sea.”

In four separate statements released later, the ministry announced the interception of six drones over the region of Krasnodar and two others over the Belgorod region.

The attack was largely repelled. Russian media reported only some material losses in Kerch port and Uzkaya Bay in Crimea. Some small boats were damaged in the two areas by falling debris from aerial interceptions and the explosion of drone boats.

The Kiev regime stepped up attacks on Crimea and other Russian regions in recent weeks in an attempt to make up for the recent defeats of its forces. ATACMS tactical ballistic missiles recently supplied by the United States were used in most of the recent attacks, but were not very successful.

The latest attack on Crimea, Krasnodar and Belgorod will not likely go without a response. The Russian military could launch retaliatory strikes within a few days, or even hours.




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stonedyou
30/5/2024
14:11
RUSSIAN NAVY REPELLED ATTACKS OF UNMANNED BOATS COORDINATED BY NATO IN BLACK SEA


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On May 29, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attempted another attack on the Crimean Peninsula. Unlike previous attacks, today’s one was carried out in the daytime. The Russian Ministry of Defense officially reported that in total three Ukrainian unmanned drones were destroyed in the northwestern waters of the Black Sea on their way towards the Crimean western coast.

According to the report by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the first attack was repelled from 1 p.m. to 14 p.m. local time. Two Ukrainian unmanned boats were destroyed by the naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet.

The second attack was repelled at about 6.30 p.m. local time. One more Ukrainian unmanned boat was destroyed in the same area by Russian aircraft.


Ukrainian attacks were again coordinated by NATO reconnaissance aircraft. On May 29, an American reconnaissance UAV was again circling over the Black Sea near the southern coast of Crimea, approaching the Russian borders.

According to the Flightradar24 portal, the RQ-4 Global Hawk reconnaissance UAV with the call sign FORTE13 was spotted during its operation in the area. The aircraft approached the Russian coast at a record close distance from Sochi several times during the day.

In addition, a British RC-135W Rivet Joint reconnaissance UAV with the call sign RRR7229 was spotted operating over the Romanian coast in the western part of the Black Sea.

All Ukrainian attacks on the Crimean Peninsula and other southern regions of the Russian Federation are coordinated by the U.S. and British militaries. Most attacks are also carried out with the help of NATO drones and missiles. Even Ukrainian unmanned boats are paid for, manufactured and upgraded thanks to Kiev’s Western patrons, mainly the British military. The puppet Kiev regime does not have the means to reach Russian rear facilities or cause any significant damage to them. The Ukrainian army is still being grinded on the front lines only because it is fully armed by NATO countries. Now the warmongers in NATO are removing obstacles so that Ukrainians can launch massive strikes with NATO weapons on Russian territory. Despite all the public discussions and the alleged doubts of some Western leaders, NATO, led by London and Washington, is following a straight path, increasing the bloodshed in Ukraine and approaching another major war in Europe.




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stonedyou
30/5/2024
10:30
VIDEO
Former federal prosecutor Andrew Cherkasky breaks down the New York v. Trump case ahead of Jury instructions and reacts to Judge Merchan slamming a defense lawyer over statements to jury.

'REAL PROBLEM': Ex-federal prosecutor warns 'we're deep in a lawfare system'

johnwise
30/5/2024
07:33
Iran may receive a virtually intact American MQ-9 Reaper drone through Yemen's Houthis.


On May 29, 2024, a US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper reconnaissance and strike UAV fell into the hands of Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen, virtually undamaged. This event raises concerns that the drone might be transferred to Iran for examination. If confirmed, this incident would mark the sixth MQ-9 Reaper shot down by the Houthis, underscoring a significant pattern in U.S. operations in the region.

Over the past two months alone, the Houthis have downed three American MQ-9 drones, indicating an escalation in their capabilities.



Video BREAKING: IDF Uncovers MASSIVE Rafah Weapons Cache; Gaza Aid Pier DISMANTLED
TBN Israel

johnwise
30/5/2024
07:01
Plank of the Week

because they did not have £2 in their bank account.

johnwise
30/5/2024
06:15
VIDEO

Tressis chief economist Daniel Lacalle says Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen cannot expect a strong economy with more spending and higher taxes on 'Making Money.'

"Endless US Treasury Offering Announcements"

johnwise
30/5/2024
06:04
VIDEO

O'Leary Ventures Chairman Kevin O'Leary reacts to Trump's N.Y. trial, arguing it's 'really bad for the American brand.'

Kevin O'Leary sounds off on Trump trial: We've sunk right into the toilet

johnwise
30/5/2024
05:54
Enclave of Britain

Khan's London is turning into a no go area born by uncontrolled mass immigration in my view.


A horror drive-by shooting has taken place in Hackney, leaving three adults injured and one child in the hospital

Eye-witnesses say it was a motorcycle that drove by and sprayed bullets in the direction of the diners, before speeding away down the road

johnwise
29/5/2024
21:36
29 MAY, 21:04

Russia to give devastating response to potential aggressor — diplomat

"Russia has clearly designated its "red lines," and we strongly recommend not to cross them," Konstantin Gavrilov said

MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. In case of an attack, Russia will act ‘as the situation demands,’ and its response may be truly devastating, said Konstantin Gavrilov, head of Russia’s delegation to the Vienna talks on military security and arms control.

"On the doctrinal level, we deliberately maintain a certain degree of uncertainty regarding the nature and scope of our possible nuclear response to an aggression. A potential aggressor needs to realize that, if attacked, we reserve the right to act ‘as the situation demands,’ so to speak, and use all our capabilities," reads the transcript of his speech at the 1079th Plenary Meeting of the Forum for Security Cooperation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), published by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website.

"Russia has clearly designated its "red lines," and we strongly recommend not to cross them. If an adversary decides to infringe upon them, the response may be truly devastating," he added.

stonedyou
29/5/2024
21:34
MILITARY OPERATION IN UKRAINE29 MAY, 15:55

Russian troops destroy first French-made TRF1 howitzer in Ukraine operation

Russian troops advanced to better positions and inflicted casualties on six Ukrainian army brigades in the Kupyansk area over the past day, the Defense Ministry reported


MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. Russian troops destroyed the first French-made TRF1 towed howitzer of the Ukrainian army over the past day in the special military operation in Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday.

Russia’s Battlegroup West units gained better ground and inflicted casualties on six Ukrainian army and National Guard brigades in the Kupyansk area where the enemy lost roughly 400 troops over the past day, it specified.

In addition, "the Ukrainian army lost two tanks, 11 motor vehicles, a Polish-manufactured 155mm Krab self-propelled artillery system, a French-made 155mm TRF1 howitzer and two US-made 105mm M119 guns," the ministry said in a statement.

Ukrainian army loses 165 troops in Kharkov area over past day
The Ukrainian army lost roughly 165 troops and two combat vehicles in battles with Russian forces in the Kharkov area over the past day, the ministry reported.

"Battlegroup North units continued advancing deep into the enemy’s defenses and inflicted casualties on manpower and equipment of the Ukrainian army’s 82nd air assault, 3rd tank and 125th territorial defense brigades in areas near the settlements of Liptsy, Volchansk, Vilcha, Neskuchnoye and Malaya Danilovka in the Kharkov Region. In addition, they repulsed four counterattacks by assault groups of the Ukrainian army’s 57th motorized infantry, 71st jaeger and 13th National Guard brigades," the ministry said.

The Ukrainian army’s losses in the Kharkov direction over the past 24 hours amounted to 165 personnel, two infantry fighting vehicles, seven motor vehicles, a 152mm D-20 howitzer, a US-manufactured 155mm Paladin self-propelled artillery gun and two Bukovel-AD electronic warfare stations, it specified.

Russian forces also destroyed a Ukrainian ammunition depot, it said.

Russian troops strike six Ukrainian army brigades in Kupyansk area over past day
Russian troops advanced to better positions and inflicted casualties on six Ukrainian army brigades in the Kupyansk area over the past day, the ministry reported.

"Battlegroup West units took more advantageous positions and inflicted damage on formations of the Ukrainian army’s 14th, 30th, 77th and 116th mechanized, 13th and 31st National Guard brigades in areas near the settlements of Sinkovka in the Kharkov Region, Novosyolovskoye in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Grigorovka and Serebryanka in the Donetsk People’s Republic. They repelled two counterattacks by assault groups of the Ukrainian army’s 43rd mechanized brigade and 3rd border guard squad. The Ukrainian army lost as many as 400 personnel," the ministry said.

Russian troops improve frontline positions in Donetsk area over past day
Russian troops improved their frontline positions and inflicted casualties on personnel and military hardware of three Ukrainian brigades in the Donetsk area over the past day, the ministry reported.

"Southern Battlegroup units improved their forward edge positions and inflicted damage on personnel and equipment of the Ukrainian army’s 79th air assault, 28th and 41st mechanized brigades in areas near the settlements of Yelizovetovka, Konstantinovka and Chasov Yar in the Donetsk People’s Republic," the ministry said.

Russian troops repulse Ukrainian counterattack in Donetsk area over past day
Russian troops repulsed a Ukrainian army counterattack in the Donetsk area over the past day, the ministry reported.

Russia’s Battlegroup South units "repulsed a counterattack by the [Ukrainian army’s] 114th territorial defense brigade," the ministry said.

Ukrainian army loses 245 troops in Donetsk area over past day
The Ukrainian army lost roughly 245 troops and six ammunition depots in battles with Russian forces in the Donetsk area over the past day, the ministry reported.

"The enemy lost as many as 245 personnel, two tanks, two motor vehicles, a 152mm Giatsint gun and a 122mm D-30 howitzer. Over the past 24 hours, six ammunition depots of the Ukrainian army were destroyed," the ministry said.

Russian troops improve tactical position in Avdeyevka area over past day
Russian troops improved their tactical position and repelled five Ukrainian army counterattacks in the Avdeyevka area over the past day, the ministry reported.

"Battlegroup Center units improved their tactical position in active operations and inflicted damage on formations of the Ukrainian army’s 47th mechanized, 59th and 100th motorized infantry brigades in areas near the settlements of Yevgenovka, Novoaleksandrovka and Selidovo in the Donetsk People’s Republic. They repelled five counterattacks by assault groups of the Ukrainian army’s 24th mechanized, 144th, 143rd and 142nd infantry and 25th airborne brigades," the ministry said.

The Ukrainian army’s losses in the Avdeyevka direction over the past 24 hours amounted to 335 personnel, three pickup trucks, a US-made 155mm M777 howitzer, a 152mm Msta-B howitzer, a 152mm D-20 howitzer and four 122mm D-30 howitzers, it specified.

Russian troops gain better ground in south Donetsk area over past day
Russian troops took better positions and inflicted casualties on two Ukrainian army brigades in the south Donetsk area over the past day, the ministry reported.

"Battlegroup East units took better positions and inflicted damage on manpower and equipment of the Ukrainian army’s 58th motorized infantry and 128th territorial defense brigades in areas near the settlements of Urozhainoye and Storozhevoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic," the ministry said.

Russian troops repulse Ukrainian counterattack in south Donetsk area over past day
Russian troops repulsed a Ukrainian army counterattack in the south Donetsk area over the past day, the ministry reported.

Russia’s Battlegroup East "repelled a counterattack by an assault group of the Ukrainian army’s 72nd mechanized brigade," the ministry said.

Kiev loses 125 troops in south Donetsk area over past day
The Ukrainian army lost roughly 125 troops in battles with Russian forces in the south Donetsk area over the past day, the ministry reported.

"The enemy’s losses amounted to 125 personnel, a tank, two armored combat vehicles and six motor vehicles," the ministry said.

Russian forces strike two Ukrainian army brigades in Kherson area over past day
Russian forces inflicted casualties on two Ukrainian army brigades in the Kherson area over the past day, the ministry reported.

"Battlegroup Dnepr units inflicted damage on manpower and equipment of the Ukrainian army’s 128th mountain assault and 35th marine infantry brigades in areas near the settlements of Kamenskoye in the Dnepropetrovsk Region, Tyaginka and Chervony Mayak in the Kherson Region," the ministry said.

The Ukrainian army’s losses in the Kherson direction over the past 24 hours amounted to 35 personnel, four motor vehicles and a 122mm D-30 howitzer, it specified.

In addition, Russian troops destroyed a Ukrainian missile/artillery armament depot, it said.

Russian troops hammer Ukrainian army, equipment in 118 areas over past day
Russian troops inflicted casualties on Ukrainian manpower and military hardware in 118 areas over the past day, the ministry reported.

"During the last 24-hour period, operational/tactical aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, missile troops and artillery of the Russian groups of forces destroyed a naval drone warehouse, aviation equipment, a depot storing fuel for Ukrainian military hardware, a workshop for the assembly of unmanned aerial vehicles and struck massed enemy manpower and military equipment in 118 areas," the ministry said.

Russian air defenses down Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet, 31 UAVs over past day
Russian air defense forces shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet and 31 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the past day, the ministry reported.

"Air defense capabilities shot down a Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29 plane. During the last 24-hour period, they destroyed 31 unmanned aerial vehicles, two US-made HARM anti-radar missiles, two French-made Hammer guided aerial bombs and nine Grad and Olkha rockets," the ministry said.

In all, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 605 Ukrainian warplanes, 274 helicopters, 24,770 unmanned aerial vehicles, 524 surface-to-air missile systems, 16,191 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,322 multiple rocket launchers, 9,930 field artillery guns and mortars and 22,093 special military motor vehicles since the start of the special military operation, the ministry reported.

stonedyou
29/5/2024
21:25
HEZBOLLAH SHARES FOOTAGE OF RECENT ATTACKS ON ISRAELI SITE, SURVEILLANCE RADAR

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Hezbollah’s Military Media released on May 28 two videos documenting recent attacks on border sites of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

The first video shows what Hezbollah described as a “focused fire attack” on the Ramia site. The group fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades at fortification and military equipment in the site from a few meters away during the attack, which took place on May 28. Heavy mortars and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) were also used.

In the other video, Hezbollah fighters are seen destroying “surveillance equipment” in the al-Abad site using an ATGM on May 26. The attack targeted what appears to be an Israeli-made Rada RPS-84 surveillance radar, which can be used to detect everything from drones, to rockets and ground vehicles.

Since the outbreak of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip in October of last year, Hezbollah and its allies in Lebanon began launching near-daily attacks against the IDF in support of the Hamas Movement and other armed factions in the Palestinian enclave.

In recent weeks, Hezbollah intensified its attacks as the IDF stepped up its strikes on southern Lebanon. The group carried out 31 attacks and mourned five of its fighters between May 26 and 27.

So far, the border clashes have resulted in ten civilian deaths on the Israeli side, as well as the deaths of at least 14 IDF soldiers and reservists. On the Lebanese side, more than 400 people have been killed, including 304 fighters of Hezbollah and at least 80 civilians.




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29/5/2024
20:48
IN VIDEO: RUSSIAN LANCET STRIKE TAKES OUT ADVANCED PASSIVE RADAR OF KIEV FORCES

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The Russian military has successfully targeted and destroyed a VERA-NG passive surveillance radar of Kiev forces for the time.

The radar was deployed out from a fortified hangar near the settlement of Bobrovka in the Kharkiv direction. It was targeted by the Russian Sever Group of Forces using a Lancet loitering munition. Video footage of the strike was posted to social networks on May 26.

The VERA-NG was designed by Czech defense contractor ERA to detect, locate, track and identify aerial, ground and naval targets as well as to provide continuous wave signal analysis.

The radar supports cross-border, long-term and long-range surveillance. The passive system is considered stealthy, as it emits zero electromagnetic energy making. It also provides the capability to collect and process electronic intelligence information.

ERA claims that the radar has a range of up to 400 kilometers and can detect up to 500 targets at real time via the time difference of arrival, or TDOA, principle.

The VERA-NG was not supplied to Ukraine by Czechia, but rather by the Netherlands who announced the purchasing of four such radars for Kiev forces back in June of 2023. The cost of the deal was €150 million, meaning the price of a single unit was around €37,5 million or just over $40,6 million.

The Lancet loitering munition used by the Russian military to destroy the VERA-NG radar costs an average of around $35,000.

The Lancet was developed by the ZALA Aero Group, a subsidiary of Russia’s defense giant Kalashnikov Concern. The company produces two versions of the loitering munition, the Izdeliye-52 with an endurance of 30 minutes and a one-kilogram warhead and the larger Izdeliye-51 that has an endurance of 40 minutes and is armed with a warhead weighting three kilograms.

The loitering munition flies towards the designated area with a GLONASS-aided inertial navigation system. After arriving in the area, the operator utilizes an onboard electro-optical system via a two-way data-link to detect, track and lock on the target. A laser-ranging system then controls the detonation of the warhead.

The small radar cross-section and minimal infrared signature of the electric-powered loitering munition makes it very difficult to detect and intercept.

The destruction of the VERA-NG in Kharkiv highlights the advanced intelligence capabilities of the Russian military, as such passive radars are extremely hard to locate.




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stonedyou
29/5/2024
20:44
SWEDEN ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SUPPLY UKRAINE WITH ABSOLUTE ASC 890 AEW&C PLANES

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Sweden announced on May 29 that it will supply Ukraine with ASC 890 Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft as a part of its 16th military aid package for the country.

“Sweden will send Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft (ASC 890) to Ukraine and thus strengthen its air defense capability. Sweden will donate its entire stock of armored tracked personnel carriers (PBV 302) to support the reconstruction of new Ukrainian brigades. Sweden will also donate artillery ammunition and resources for maintenance of previously donated materiel,” the Government Office of Sweden said in a statement.

“The support package will also include the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (RB 99-AMRAAM), which can be used on aircraft and in ground-based air defense systems,” it added

Ukraine’s capability to identify and engage targets at long range will be strengthened by ASC 980 aircraft, the Swedish government claimed.

It also noted that the donation of the aircraft will entail a “temporary decrease” of Sweden’s defense capability, which will be addressed by procuring additional S 106 GlobalEye aircraft and advancing previous orders for two new GlobalEye aircraft.

The ASC 890, which is based on the Saab 340 aircraft, has a non-movable PS-890 active electronically scanned array radar made with the Erieye system which offers lower drag, but has a dead zone directly behind and in front of the plane, with a 120 degree zone of scan on either side of the airframe.

The aircraft is capable of tracking ships, planes and missiles up to 300-400 kilometers while at an altitude of 20,000 feets with an endurance of around five hours.

While the ASC 890 is a capable airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, supplying it to Ukraine appears to be more of an emotional support move.

To be effective, the ASC 890 will have to fly on lengthy high-altitude patrols near the frontlines in eastern Ukraine, close to the Black Sea or over Western Ukraine during Russian missile and drone attacks. In all of these cases, the aircraft will be vulnerable to Russian long-range anti-aircraft fire, like the R-37M air-to-air missile and the S-400 and S-500 air defense systems.

In addition, the Russian military could simply target the large aircraft on the ground using long-range ballistic or cruise missiles.

What makes these threats even more serious is the fact that the Ukrainian AIr Force has absolutely no experience in operating AWE&C aircraft.

Sweden, which abandoned its neutrality and joined NATO after the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, has already supplied billions worth of weapons and equipment to Kiev forces. All previous Swedish military aid packages made no impact on the battlefield. The latest military aid package, which costs €1.16 billion, could turn out to be the most useless.



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29/5/2024
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Reckon we will know soon. All I am watching is the value of the £ vs Dollar / Euro. If Labour are not careful then the money markets will have them and the £ will fall.
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