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“Ukraine lost 100 thousand servicemen and 20,000 civilians in the war”-Ursula von der Leyen

Von Der Leyen: “100 THOUSAND Ukrainian Officers Have Been Killed”.

Apparently EU “president” Ursula von der Leyen’s speechwriters thought it would be a good idea to accuse Russia of killing 20,000 civilians and 100,000 Ukrainian “officers” (sic) over the past nine months, in order to somehow show Moscow’s “brutality” ( the new buzzword of the day). Except someone seems to have objected, and the EUrocrats not only deleted ( the tweet with the claim, but also edited it out of the the video of her speech, and redacted the transcript! That’s some Orwellian stuff, right there.

Confirming the deletion, Ursula’s spokescritter said the information was erroneous and referred to all Ukrainian casualties — so, both dead and wounded — estimated by an outside source.

Russia’s number two security official (and number one internet troll, though in tight competition with Ramzan Kadyrov) Dmitry Medvedev quipped ( that “aunt Ursula” must have been — symbolically, one hopes — painfully slapped upside the head by her bosses in Washington, showing the EU exists only as a vassal of the US.

There’s an option that’s even more humiliating, however: that one of Zelensky’s flacks from Kiev called Brussels and shrieked that this was making Ukraine look bad and losing the war (which, hey, if the shoe fits…) so Ursula’s coterie rushed to do damage control. Vassals policing vassals, and all, the Empire doesn’t even have to act. Says a lot, really.
The source reports that the Office of the President does not really believe that Ursula just blurted out about the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in one hundred thousand.

The source indicates that this is most likely a public hint to Zelensky that now this topic will be promoted by foreign media if he continues to “act up” and make nerves for the “directors” of the Ukrainian crisis, who outlined some shifts in the plot in the “series”.

Otherwise, everyone already knew that the Office of the President was lying about the small losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Only naive fools can believe that there are no losses.

Now everyone understands that the EU also knows that the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are one hundred thousand, which means that when Zelensky needs to be merged, this case will be promoted in Europe. The emphasis will be this: the authorities of Kyiv treated their soldiers like cannon fodder, throwing them under tanks, trying to save their rule with “human resources”.


@Rybar on the Words of Ursula von der Leyen about 100 Thousand Losses of the AFU

🎤  In a speech today, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the AFU has lost 100,000 men irrevocably since February. According to her, 20 thousand civilians were also killed in the fighting.

The European politician’s statements sparked a storm of discussions in the Ukrainian and Western segments. It even got to the point that the organization’s official Twitter account deleted the original video and replaced it with another one, in which the uncomfortable fragment was simply cut out. The European Commission later said that von der Leyen had implied total casualties, taking into account the wounded.

♦️ As strange as it may sound, in this particular case it is not even that important how many exactly were killed in the AFU in 10 months.

The figure of several tens of thousands of killed members of Ukrainian formations today does not surprise even the skeptics, and the death of 100 thousand enemy fighters will not exhaust their mobilization potential and make it impossible to conduct combat operations. That is why there is actually no sensation in the remark of the head of the European Commission.

♦️  However, her statement is notable for its universality. After all, depending on the state of affairs, it is easy to use it as an information background for making a decision.

▪️ If there is a need to push for increased military supplies to Ukraine, it is possible to claim that it is due to the lack of modern Western weapon systems that the AFU has such huge losses in personnel.

▪️ If the West suddenly decides to take the path of freezing the conflict, exactly the same fact will be used to illustrate the inability of the Kiev authorities to continue combat operations.

🩸 Well, how many people Ukraine has actually lost on the battlefield is of little concern to the West: there, in principle, they are ready to fight at least to the last Ukrainian.

Arestovich joined in exposing Ursula’s “vile misinformation” about 100,000 UAF soldiers killed. And what would you think? He counted only a little more than 10 thousand dead ukrovoyaks (at the same time he claimed that Russia lost 8 times more

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Residents in #Kiev blocked tram tracks to protest against the blackout.

Judging by the very fact that the power grid is working, there is no total blackout in the city. However, almost all the residential flats in the houses caught in the picture are completely de-energised.

This is a clear indicator of serious problems in the energy system of the Ukrainian capital and the country as a whole: the last series of blackouts was already a week ago, but the authorities have failed to restore power to homes.

One should not expect street protests similar to the former protests in 👉 #Odessa ( Under the current conditions Kiev’s security services will simply disperse any action and will not hesitate to send the organizers to jail.

On the other hand, lowering the morale of the AFU at the expense of problems in the rear is much more realistic.

Even 10,000 “indestructibility points” for Kiev will not be enough in the event of a blackout – Klitschko
“In no case do I want to cause a panic, but you cannot move to the heating points. You can come there temporarily, get some services, but this is not a panacea. Not only in Kiev, but also in other regions, the situation is the same”, — said the mayor of the capital.

Either Klitschko is smarter than Zelensky, or he doesn’t “enlighten” on the “Points of Integrity” topic, so he sees no point in making an effort

6 million Ukrainians in all regions of the country today without electricity
This was stated by President Zelensky in his evening address.
“The most difficult situation is in the Vinnitsa, Odessa, Lvov, Cherkasy, Khmelnytsky, Kyiv regions and in the capital,” he said.

Of course, Zelya does not consider herself guilty that the Ukrainians remain in the dark

NATO’s piteous whining about Russia targeting Ukraine’s power grid and “weaponizing winter” and bombing nothing but schools and hospitals (the trope used in Syria) and so on is just that — sanctimony.

Russians have been quick to point out NATO’s own targeting of the power grid in Yugoslavia in 1999, but that sounds like a tu quoque. The simple truth is that Americans — and by extension, their allies — have no standing to object to deliberate targeting of civilians. Not after Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the entire WWII strategic bombing campaign. Not after Vietnam and Korea. Not while the monument to General William Tecumseh Sherman still stands in New York City.

The reason Sherman is a hero to the US government and military is his “March through Georgia,” in which he deliberately targeted civilians and infrastructure in order to bring about the defeat of the Confederacy. Whether this actually works in war or not is irrelevant to the current discussion: Americans have clearly believed for over 150 years that these tactics are perfectly legitimate.

So the moral outrage over someone else — allegedly or actually — using them against their enemies is entirely about who/whom, yet again.

Dmitry Steshin:

“De-energized ukros began to gather up, swarm and even scratch their heads, the degenerate behind the scenes still finds it funny, but this can be fixed.”

This is the same spot from the video ( above.

Kiev residents actually gathered to block the tram.

The  passengers demand to crush the rebellious residents  “just ride them over them, they will get lost”

Chronicle of a special military operation 30 November 2022.
🔻Starobel direction:
▪️On the Kupyan section, Ukrainian formations conducted an attack on Russian positions near Kuzemovka, which ended in failure.
▪️In the Liman sector, the Ukrainian armed forces made another attempt to attack in the direction of Krasnopopovka. Intense artillery fire drove the enemy to its initial positions.
▪️Artillery duels are taking place along the entire contact line: the Russian Armed Forces hit accumulations of enemy personnel and armoured vehicles in Druzhelubivka, Krakhmalne and Berestovoye.

🔻Soldar direction (map):
▪️On the Lisichansk section, Russian units continue to mop up the western part of the village of Belogorovka and also fight for the village of Spornoye.
▪️The Ukrainian command prepares for a Russian offensive and pulls in reserves in an attempt to prevent a collapse of the front. The redeployment of additional forces is hampered by damage to the roadway.
▪️South of Bakhmut (Artemivsk), assault detachments of the Wagner PMC and units of the DNR NM are clearing the areas adjacent to Kurdyumivka.
▪️Ukrainian mortar crews of the 54th brigade and army aviation helicopters conduct barrage fire on the Russian Armed Forces’ offensive areas in Andreevka, Opytne, Zaitsevo, and the Soledar-Bakhmut highway.

🔻Donetsk direction:
▪️Motorized units of the Russian Armed Forces continue fierce fighting with the enemy in the centre of Marinka. Russian artillery strikes on AFU concentrations in the western part of the city.
▪️Ukrainian formations have shelled residential buildings and civilian facilities in Donetsk, Horlivka, Kashtanove, Mineralnoe, Yasynuvata and other settlements of the agglomeration using rocket and barrel artillery.

🔻Zaporizhzhya direction:
▪️The AFU command continues to redeploy manpower and armoured vehicles to the line of contact, preparing for an offensive across the front.
▪️Russian missile forces and artillery have struck enemy concentrations in Kamyshevaha, Primorsky, Belogorye and Orekhovo.

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine
(30 November 2022)

◽️Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.

💥 In Donetsk direction, as a result of offensive actions by Russian troops, near Belogorovka and Pershe Travnya (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been fully liberated. Up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 self-propelled artillery units and 6 motor vehicles have been eliminated.

💥 In Kupyansk direction, the enemy with the help of mechanised and tank company tactical groups tried to attack the positions of the Russian troops near Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic). Firepower’s operation has resulted in halting and driving the enemy back to initial positions. Up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 10 tanks, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 2 armoured personnel carriers, 1 self-propelled artillery unit and 1 motor vehicle have been eliminated.

💥 In Krasniy Liman direction, three AFU company tactical groups, reinforced with tanks, unsuccessfully tried to attack Russian positions towards Ploshchanka, Chervonopopovka and Zhytlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).  The enemy has been defeated by artillery fire, army air strikes and decisive actions by Russian troops. The units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have been driven back to their initial positions. As a result of the shelling, the enemy’s losses in this direction amounted to over 40 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 4 infantry fighting vehicles and 1 munition vehicle.

💥 In South Donetsk direction, three AFU company tactical groups attempted to counterattack Russian positions near Novomikhaylovka, Novodonetskoye and Novosyolka (Donetsk People’s Republic). The counter-attacks have been repelled as a result of gunfire and active actions by Russian units. The enemy has been driven back to its initial positions. More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 armoured personnel carriers, 1 MT-LB, 1 armoured motor vehicle and 4 motor vehicles have been eliminated.

💥Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 97 AFU artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 157 areas.

💥A large warehouse of missile and artillery weapons of the AFU Khortitsa group of troops, where HIMARS, MLRS, Uragan and barrage munition have been stored, has been destroyed near Dnepropetrovsk.

💥Moreover, two U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-37 counterbattery warfare radars have been destroyed near Minkovka and Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥The command post and communications centre of the 1st Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been destroyed near Toretsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥A platoon of US-made M777 artillery system has been hit at a firing position during a counter-battery battle near Zhovtnevoye (Kharkov region).

💥1 munition depot of 60th Artillery Brigade of the AFU has been destroyed near Primorskoye (Zaporozhye region).

💥1 AFU Su-25 aircraft has been shot sown near Artyomovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️ 8 unmanned aerial vehicles have been also destroyed near Stepnoye, Yegorovka, Vladimirovka, Krasnaya Polyana (Donetsk People’s Republic), Golikovo, Zhytlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Priyutnoye and Sladkaya Balka (Zaporozhye region).

◽️ In addition, 8 HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems have been intercepted near Mostki (Lugansk People’s Republic), Melitopol (Zaporozhye region), Amvrosiyevka, Debaltsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as Olkha missile near Pokrovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The Special Operation, 30 Nov 2022. Main from RIA Novosti; pub. 21:49

▪️ In the #Donetsk direction, Russian offensives have completely liberated the settlements of #Belogorovka, Pershe Travnya, #Kurdyumovka and #Andreyevka, the Russian Defence Ministry has said;

▪️ In the region of #Dnipropetrovsk, a large warehouse of missile and artillery weapons of Ukraine ‘Khortitsa’ was destroyed, where rockets of HIMARS, MLRS, ‘Hurricane’ multiple launch rocket systems and loitering ammunition were stored;

▪️ Shoigu said that more than 300,000 reservists called up under partial mobilization and volunteers were trained in two months, they were trained at more than 100 training ranges in #Russia and #Belarus, and 3,000 instructors were involved;

▪️ The new director of #Zaporozhye NPP is Yuriy Chernichuk, a former chief engineer at Ukraine’s Energoatom who worked at ZNPP;

▪️ White House spokesman John Kirby said the United States are working closely with allies to transfer additional advanced air defence systems to #Ukraine and sees this as a priority;

▪️ The EU head has proposed the creation of a structure to manage frozen state and private Russian assets to support #Ukraine. She estimated the damage to #Ukraine from the Special Operation at 600 billion euros;

▪️ Zakharova said that the outcome of the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting showed that the alliance was not interested in a diplomatic solution to the situation in #Ukraine.

War Map and the Situation on the Fronts on the Evening of 30 Nov 2022; pub. 0:05

💡 And again a day of important statements. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, spoke about the situation in #Ukraine and suddenly announced ( that the country’s 404 casualties since the start of the Special Operation amounted to over 100,000 people.

Of course, the shocking statement was quickly cut out ( due to the information being too “sensitive” as reported ( by Zelensky’s office. It is an interesting situation, especially against the background of NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg’s speech where he reminded ( that if #Ukraine loses, membership of the alliance can only be dreamed of.

⚔️ The Situation on the Fronts over the past 24 Hours

⚫️ #Svatovo – #Kremennaya Direction:

The AFU attempted to attack our positions near #Novoselovskoye LPR, but were pushed back by Russian forces to their initial positions. During the unsuccessful attack the enemy lost ten tanks, one BMP, two APCs and one SAU. The same fate befell the militants near #Ploshchanka, #Chervonopopovka and #Zhytlovka DPR.

⚫️ #Artemovsk (#Bakhmuts) Direction:

The Ministry of Defence reported that #Andreyevka was completely liberated ( from the militants. In addition, #Belogorovka, north of #Artemovsk, and Pershe Travnya, to the south, have been fully liberated.

Two US AN/TPQ-37 radars were destroyed in the areas of #Minkovka and Chasov Yar, and a Ukrainian Su-25 was shot down over #Artemovsk.

⚫️ #Ugledar Direction:

During the day, the militants tried to counterattack our positions near #Novomikhailovka, #Novodonetskoye and #Novoselka, but all enemy actions were suppressed. Two BMPs, two APCs, a MT-LB and four vehicles were destroyed in the fighting.

👠Good news from the home front. The LPR’s acting head Pasechnik said ( that the almost wiped out #Popasna will be partially restored, but it will be restored. The main reason is the strategic importance of the city, because it is the largest junction of the first class of the Donetsk railway. Without this hub, it is impossible to restore railway links to #Russia’s new territories.

Silencing settlement losses has become Zelensky’s new tactic to cover up the problems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the front
In his evening speech, the President of Ukraine again completely ignored the loss of several important settlements.

The liberation of Kurdyumovka will block the supply of the AFU – Pushilin
Acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin believes that the liberation of the settlements of Andreevka, Pershe Travnya and Kurdyumovka will give access to the Gorlovka – Artemovsk highway.

This, in turn, will allow to block the supply routes of Ukrainian groups, Pushilin said on the air of the Rossiya 24 TV channel. He noted that in Kurdyumovka, Ukrainian militants are still resisting, but with the final cleaning of this settlement, there will be an exit to the Artemovskaya highway. Pushilin added that this is why the enemy put up serious resistance in these settlements and the fighting was difficult.

Earlier it became known that the Russian military completely liberated Andreevka and Pershe Travnya. In the village of Kurdyumovka, the cleanup is now underway.


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After the enemy is pushed out of the next settlement, the stripping unit comes into action. They will have to carefully check every meter of the responsible territory for the presence of sabotage groups, enemy scouts and much more. If a threat is detected, our guys need to eliminate it quickly, negating losses among personnel and damage to local residents.

Fortunately, employees of OMON “AKHMAT-Fortress” (on transport) and OMON “AKHMAT-Grozny” of the Department of the Russian Guard for the Czech Republic, paved in numerous battles against members of the armed Forces in the Chechen Republic, brilliantly cope with this task. In these frames you can observe their competent work in the settlement of Blagoveshchenka, Zaporozhye region. Fighters, as a rule, do not raise unnecessary hype during special events. It is important for them to avoid unnecessary shots in order to protect civilians. Therefore, the work is carried out as carefully as possible. At the same time, the results of such events can be very impressive.

After a thorough inspection of a suspicious object, fighters often find caches of weapons and ammunition, including large-caliber ones, with the help of which saboteurs will be able to cause serious damage to civilian infrastructure and unsuspecting people. In this regard, such special events play an extremely important role in the course of its.

The entire sabotage network of the Ukrainian special services is inexorably collapsing thanks to the tireless work of such units. I wish success to the fighters in carrying out this responsible mission. I am sure that thanks, among other things, to your work, we will thoroughly destroy any manifestation of nationalism in fraternal territories. _Kadyrov

Get up mountaineers! The hour of victory is near…
There on the foggy banks of the Dnieper
With the armada of the bloodthirsty Iblis
Mujah1ids of Good are fighting,

Lions fight there without fear and reproach!
In their veins the blood of the righteous fathers,
In the hearts – love for ALLAH and the Prophet,
The world does not know them equal brave men!

Get up, mountaineers! Time to rip out the sting
The snake that lurks at the nest ….
With one blow of a sharp dagger
End Satanism Forever!

Are not those dogs of the accursed Dajjal,
They came to the Ukrainian land,
That Muslims are threatening with revenge,
They wrote on the shirts “I am Charlie!”!?

Our earthly age is already short,
Only eternity is without boundaries!
Isn’t it better to intercede for the Prophet
Find a lot in the goiter of birds of paradise!?

Get up, mountaineers! And get up Russia!
Let’s close ranks in a righteous war!
Where “AKHMAT” there is always POWER,
So as not to leave a chance to Satan!

Poland readies to annex territories in western Ukraine, Sergei Naryshkin, the Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service said, RIA Novosti reports.

According to Naryshkin, Warsaw is speeding up preparations for the annexation of Western Ukrainian territories, including Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn and Rivne regions.

The Polish authorities are determined to act persistently, fearing that NATO partners will try to negotiate with Russia in the winter disregarding the interests of not only the Ukrainians, but also the Poles, Naryshkin added.

According to him, Warsaw earlier leaked such information to the Ukrainian media to see how the local population would react. On November 30, Polish President Duda instructed to prepare an official justification for Poland’s claims to all of Western Ukraine.

In Warsaw, they believe that Poland deserves a “compensation” for providing military assistance to Ukraine, for helping Ukrainian refugees and, finally, for the rocket attack on the territory of Poland that Poland “silently swallowed,” he concluded.

Poland is speeding up preparations for the annexation of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and most of Ternopil regions of Ukraine, head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Naryshkin told RIA Novosti‼️

Polish President Duda has instructed the relevant services to promptly prepare an official justification for Polish claims to western Ukraine, the director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, Naryshkin, has said.

According to him, the starting point in the ongoing archive research is the 1943 Volyn massacre.

The story of a raccoon with the call sign Kherson was heard by Izvestia correspondent Natalia Grafchikova. The journalists witnessed how the raccoon was a guest of the paratroopers.

“We were retreating from the right bank of the Dnieper with the unit, saw that the animal was abandoned, no one needed it, took it to ourselves and started taking care of it. He became my little brother,” the paratrooper says.

According to the soldier, the raccoon eats even better than many servicemen – it eats fish, fresh chicken, nuts and grapes. “He’s a real gourmand. He guards me, he won’t let anyone get near me,” said the soldier.

To the reporter’s question as to why the raccoon moves with the scouts, the paratrooper told how the animal climbed into his pouch and fell asleep:

“I came and looked and there was that little raccoon sleeping in my pouch. We went out on a mission and it was with me the whole time – it was sleeping in the pouch,” says the fighter. The raccoon’s call sign was chosen in his own Telegram channel.

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