Drunken US troops were caged for brawling in a Slovakia supermarket and are to be recalled from their posts. The U.S. embassy in Slovakia described the incident as ‘an inexcusable display of disrespect towards the Slovak police and the community’.
‘To know who rules over you know who you dare not criticize.’ Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in his speech on Hiroshima, never named the country that dropped the atomic bomb on the city during World War II.
In a period of understandable news fatigue, it is more important than ever to separate government-sponsored spin (mainstream media) from dissident media (Europe Renaissance).
A radioactive cloud is threatening Western Europe, according to a Russian security chief. The lethal hazard was produced by depleted uranium munitions destroyed in Ukraine; Nikolay Patrushev has claimed.
What salary should a soldier receive in a war-torn country? Obviously, there is no number that can make up for the sacrifice Ukrainians make on the frontline. But a proper salary is still necessary. When Russia invaded last year, Volodymyr Zelensky increased the payment for the military to seven times of the average salary in Ukraine. ‘We will pay 100,000 hryvnias (£2,200) monthly to military personnel who hold weapons… so that they know that the country is grateful to them. And so it will be until this war ends,’ Zelensky said. The war, as it has turned out, is well into its second year – and the Ukrainian President is faced with the costs.
The head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, Vsevolod Knyazêv, was detained on suspicion of accepting a multi-million-dollar bribe in return for a favorable court ruling for a billionaire businessman. Anti-corruption authorities in Ukraine have reportedly arrested the president of the country’s top court on suspicion of accepting a $2.7 million (€2.49 million) bribe.
Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, said that if Western countries stop supplying weapons to Kyiv, the number of terrorist attacks will increase in Europe, the hosts of the Redacted podcast noted. As the journalists noted, such words essentially pose a threat to the EU, and besides, they resemble the pro-Saddam rhetoric used by the US authorities to justify the war in Iraq.
MICHAEL WALSH SPECIAL REPORT: Whatever one’s political stance it is unpleasant to watch the death throes of a person or a nation. It is a time for somber reflection. I suspect that the post-mortem on Ukraine’s demise is already at the typesetters. Ukraine is in its death throes. The question arises, what if anything will rise from the ashes of a nation that before Washington’s coup in February 2014 was a stable and benign democracy?
Mainstream media’s presstitutes and palace historians have created a make-believe world of Britain at bay in 1940. ‘Britain alone stood guard to prevent German ambitions to take over the world.’ That is pretty rich coming from the country that had over the centuries invaded all but 22 of over 195 nations.
Sweden and much of NATO is facing a growing shortage of fighter pilots, according to Dagens Nyheter. Due to working conditions, half of the military pilots are going to go on training leave this fall. According to the military pilot advocacy organization, their salaries are much lower than those of their counterparts in other departments.