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Meet Ishtar/ Inanna, she is an ancient goddess that they 👁️ worship. And of course, Ukraine copies her outfit and claims it's archangel Michael. Notice: wings, arrows, crescent shape on the head, Sun resting in the “crescent moon”, and the giant boots.



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Summary of Russian strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure facilities today

Targets were hit in the following cities and regions
▪️Kyiv and region
▪️Kharkov
▪️Odessa and region
▪️Nikolaev region
▪️Dnepropetrovsk and region
▪️Krivoy Rog
▪️Vinnytsia and region
▪️Ternopil region
▪️Ivano-Frankivsk region
▪️Sumy region
▪️Lviv region


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rt.com 16 Jan, 2023 12:47
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Kiev sent poorly-equipped volunteers to defend key Donbass city – The Times​

Newspaper report paints a grim picture of Ukrainian defense forces in the strategically important city of Artyomovsk
Kiev sent poorly-equipped volunteers to defend key Donbass city – The Times

FILE PHOTO. Ukrainian soldiers walk through the city of Artyomovsk (Bakhmut). © Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Ukrainian forces defending the Donbass city of Artyomovsk (called Bakhmut by Kiev), are facing “an often desperate, regularly fatal” action, according to British newspaper The Times. Ukrainian officials have been downplaying the advances in the area made by Russian troops last week.
Last weekend, Moscow claimed to have fully seized the town of Soledar, located ten kilometers northeast from Artyomovsk. Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar claimed on Sunday that fighting for the town was actually ongoing, and warned against publishing “unsanctioned” information about the situation on the ground.

The article printed by The Times on Monday apparently goes against the warning, since it includes accounts from some of the Ukrainian troops that were overwhelmed by Russian forces in Soledar and pulled back to Artyomovsk.
One such unit didn’t have access to “all the high-end smart weapons given to the Ukrainian army’s elite regiments by NATO,” the publication noted. Soldiers in it had little combat experience. Their participation in the fight for Soledar was mostly shooting in the general direction from which they believe they're under attack, the newspaper said.

According to The Times, Russian troops have locked Artyomovsk in a pincer, and Kiev’s forces in the city are waiting for it to close. It described the city’s defenders as mostly volunteers, including some foreign fighters.
'The entire town is littered with bodies': How Ukraine suffered a humiliating defeat in Soledar after a relentless Russian assault
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'The entire town is littered with bodies': How Ukraine suffered a humiliating defeat in Soledar after a relentless Russian assault

The Ukrainian military “has kept its crack units out of the defense of Bakhmut and Soledar,” the newspaper reported, claiming that Moscow was interested in capturing them as “symbolic victories”rather than for military considerations.

Artyomovsk is part of a 70-kilometer-long defense line created over the years by Kiev. Russia claims sovereignty over the city along with the rest of the Donetsk People’s Republic. The Donbass province joined Russia in October after a referendum, which Kiev rejected as a “sham.”
The Russian army credited the private military group Wagner for playing the key role in storming Soledar. The Times dismissed the controversial force as “murderers and robbers, gray from years in its grim jails.”

The characteristic is apparently based on claims that the unit recruited convicts, offering a pardon in exchange for risky military service. Officials in Kiev offered inmates in Ukrainian custody the same deal in the early days of the conflict.
The Times claimed that the Wagner Group had suffered heavy losses in Soledar. Evgeny Prigozhin, the head of the force, claimed that an estimated 500 Ukrainian troops were killed in the final stage of the fighting.
 

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❓Why did Russia start the special military operation in Ukraine?

'I have decided to carry out a Special Military Operation. The purpose is to defend people who, for 8 years, have faced humiliation and genocide from the Kiev regime'. On February 24 2022, President Vladimir Putin declared the start of the special operation in Ukraine.

At the beginning of 2022, Ukraine amassed 150,000 soldiers on the borders of Donbass. They were getting ready for a final assault to take over the Donbass region. Their confidence was backed up by the NATO and the US military equipment and training and assurances of the USA intelligence that they control all Russian plans. That, combined with previous statements of Ukrainian authorities about intentions to enter NATO and develop weapons of mass destruction, was crossing the red line for the Russian Federation. 'Russia will respond immediately, and the consequences will be such as you have never seen in all our history'.


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Bij een helikoptercrash in een buitenwijk van Kiev zijn 16 mensen om het leven gekomen, onder wie de minister van Binnenlandse Zaken van Oekraïne, Denis Monastirski, en twee kinderen.
 

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