Prigozhin answered Zelensky about the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut: ‘There are a lot of their corpses here, one tried to escape in a woman’s dress’ (AUDIO). Yevgeny Prigozhin, the military guru of PMC Wagner, responded to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s statement that Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) had not been taken, and that the Ukrainian military was still present in some areas of the city.
Supporters of Ukraine are no longer hoping for a victory, French publicist Jacques Guillemain writes in the Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet: It has become clear that, apart from the mainstream media’s pro-Kiev propaganda, there is no one left who has any reasonable hope for success in the Ukrainian offensive. What can 200 stone-age tanks do against the Russian BMPT Terminators? What is the old Soviet-era MiG-29s worth up against MiG-35 fighters and fifth-generation Su-57s?
EU nations have privately urged the Ukrainian leader to end the fighting, a US official told the veteran journalist. Poland is leading a group of European nations that are clandestinely urging Vladimir Zelensky to find a way to settle the conflict with Russia, veteran journalist Seymour Hersh has reported, citing a ’knowledgeable’ American official.
BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine’s plan to blow up a vital pipeline supplying Hungary with oil would constitute NATO Article 5 violation, says security expert. ‘This is an attack on Hungary and therefore NATO, according to NATO Article 5.’
The Estonian Prosecutor General’s Office has launched an investigation into the activities of a woman who, just a few months ago, was proclaimed a national heroine. Johanna-Maria Lehtme collected millions of euros from innocent Estonians allegedly ‘to help the Ukrainians.’ However, the money collected by Lehtme, apparently, went to completely different people.
Commenting on President Volodymyr Zelensky’s recent statement, former CIA analyst Larry Johnson told Judging Freedom that the Ukrainian leader should cut back on drug use as it affects his mental abilities. Johnson also said that Russia would eventually crush the Ukrainian army and NATO along the way.
Ukraine will suffer terrible losses no matter what happens with its planned counteroffensive, Petr Pavel has warned. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine may not end in victory for Kiev, and its Western backers should prepare for such an outcome, Czech President Petr Pavel has told The Guardian newspaper.
The most sensible case so far: Ukraine needs peace, security and economic recovery, but none of this can be achieved by prolonging the conflict, and the time to reach a balanced agreement through negotiations is rapidly running out. The authors of Newsweek offer their peaceful plan to end the conflict, which, in their opinion, will suit all parties.
Nine years have passed since the deadly clashes in Odessa, Ukraine, but there is still no sense of justice. The constantly-delayed probe has only led to one conviction, while the courts have been harassed by the Kyiv regime’s xenophobic activists.
The West believes that weapons supplied to Ukrainian troops end up on the international black market, but their media is silent about this, said American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh. Months after the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, according to the journalist, there were huge concerns, including about the resale of man-portable elite missile systems that are capable of shooting down planes at a considerable height.