Dire news as Russia prepares to take Kiev

Dire news as Russia prepares to take Kiev

 

This is starting to look very dire.

From the Daily Mail

Furious Putin prepares to use ‘father of all bombs’ as brave Ukrainians hold up advance: West warns Russia could use terror weapon that vaporizes bodies alongside a massive Amphibious assault as invaders run into fierce resistance in Kyiv

  • Brave civilian pictured trying to block Russian military convoy, reminiscent of Tiananmen Square’s ‘tank man’ 
  • Came as Putin’s forces bared down on capital Kyiv, with troops and citizens braced for street-to-street battle
  • Russians thought to be trying to take an airport, allowing them to fly in reinforcements for an all-out assault 
  • It came as they suffered heavy casualties elsewhere in the country, though did capture key bridge in Kherson
  • Putin called on the Ukrainian military to turn on their ‘drug-addict’ leaders, but there seemed little sign of that as civilians lined up to collect rifles and help defend the capital 

Hal Turner’s coverage

Ukraine War – Day 2 : *****FLASH ***** NATO SENDING LETHAL AID INTO UKRAINE BY CONVOY

A Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet was shot down by a Russian missile over the Ukrainian Capital City, Kiev, as Day #2 of the war with Russia begins.  The Russian missile was fired from Russian forces just outside Kiev, as the Russian Army moves to encircle the entire city.  Kiev is expected to fall . . . today.

The Ukrainian Air Force SU-27 fighter jet exploded in flight when the Russian missile hit, and fell in numerous pieces, slowly to the ground in a ball of fire.  The pilot likely died horribly by burning to death in the cockpit.

As the plane came down, it struck a residential apartment building, doing extensive damage and setting part of the building on fire.   Here is imagery of the building and the plane wreckage on the ground:

Fire crews extinguished the blaze.   It is not yet known if anyone in the building or on the ground was injured or killed.

Numerous people on the ground in Kiev, caught video of the aircraft being hit and falling from the sky.  The videos are now appearing all over social media:

and here:

 

This caught the actual moment the plane flew over an apartment building, continued on its way, only to be hit by the missile; the explosion in the air is clearly audible and the blaze from the exploding aircraft is enromous:

In the 24 hours since hostilities commenced, Russian army troops have entered so far into Ukraine, the capital city is no longer safe for Ukraine’s own military planes.  Ukraine has now los control over the air space above its own Capital city!

Earlier today satellites and ground intelligence revealed two very large columns of Russian infantry troops were making decisive transit from the north, toward the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, along both sides of the Dneiper River.  The Russians were moving so far, so fast, that EVERY defense source we spoke with told us they expect the capital city Kiev, to fall to the Russians within hours.

One aid to Ukrainian President Zelensky said earlier on Thursday “Tomorrow will be much worse than today.”

The Su-27 is believed to have been shot down by a Buk-series medium-range air defense system that is escorting Russian ground forces heading to Kiev.

Additional news updates will appear below  . . .

UPDATE 11:39 PM EST — Ukraine’s capital city is now under missile attack from Russian troops said to be only twenty miles from the city.  VIDEO:

Extremely fierce fighting is said to be taking place just north of Kiev as Ukrainian troops engage the Russians.

30 Russian tanks, 130 armored fighting vehicles, 5 aircraft and 6 helicopters lost on the first day of the invasion- Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

10:24 PM EST — UKRAINIAN BORDER POST IN ZAPORIZHZHYA REGION HIT BY MISSILE STRIKE, THERE ARE CASUALTIES  Map showing location in the south:

 From local in that area:

NATO to hold emergency summit tomorrow morning (Friday morning)

 

 11:00 PM EST — Russian forces hold Konotop under siege, moving to Kyiv. Sumy Oblast Governor Serhiy Zhyvytskiy says a lot of the region’s cities have been encircled by the enemy. A large military group is moving from occupied Sumy toward Kyiv

Air raid sirens sounding in Lviv, far western Ukraine:

12:06 AM Friday EST — Dimer, Kiev region. The equipment of the Russian troops is moving towards Kiev. About 56 units.  Now literally on the outskirts of city:

 

In the southern part of Ukraine, more heavy fighting in Kozats’ke and Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine, a strategic bridge is located here across the Dnieper.

 

Zelensky: This morning we are defending our state alone. Like yesterday, the world’s most powerful forces are watching from afar. Did yesterday’s sanctions convince Russia? We hear in our sky and see on our earth that this was not enough.

12:45 AM EST — Shootings inside a building in Melitopol, Ukraine after being captured by Russian forces. Some report of executions taking place.   FURTHER INFORMATION: This building is the Ukraine SBU Intelligence Building and yes, there is torture and execution of Ukraine Intelligence officers taking place inside this building! ! !

Ukraine now deliberately BLOWING UP THEIR OWN BRIDGES to slow the advance of Russian troops toward Kiev!

 

1:24 AM EST — Russian assault forces have entered Vorzel, northwest Kie

This is 5 miles (8 KM) away from Kiev.

UKRAINE HITS RUSSIA PROPER!  

Milerovo Airport in Rostov, Russia hit with short-range ballistic missile fired from Ukraine:

The Ukrainian army launched a number of missiles that hit the military airport in Mylrovo, Rosto

Upping the ante’:  Ukraine has formally asked Turkey to restrict the passage of Russian warships through the Bosporus and Dardanelles.

 

2:10 AM EST — RUSSIANS SEIZED TWO UKRAINIAN MILITARY VEHICLES, PUT ON UKRAINIAN UNIFORMS AND ARE MOVING TO THE CENTER OF KYIV. THEY ARE FOLLOWED BY A COLUMN OF RUSSIAN MILITARY TRUCKS.

CONFIRMED!  Ukraine’s deputy defense minister says Russian troops wearing Ukrainian uniforms were able to seize Ukrainian military vehicles, which are now heading towards Kyiv.

Russian Forces are reportedly in the vicinity of Kyiv and are being engaged by Ukrainian Forces at 4 separate fronts.

Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of the French Republic said on French radio this morning that not one EU country nor the US want to be involved in a war with Russia.

BREAKING NEWS:  GIGANTIC INVASION FORCE NOW MOVING-OUT FROM GOMEL, BELARUS, INTO UKRAINE.   (NOW, THE WAR GETS REALLY UGLY FOR UKRAINE)

Sources on the ground told me “These columns are so big, people are shitting themselves just looking at it”

Sounds of significant gunfire now erupting in north Kiev:

French Foreign Minister: We fear that the war will spread to Moldova and Georgia.

Now CONFIRMED: Russian troops have entered northern Kiev. Gun battles in Obolon neighborhood, northern area of Kiev city, proper.  Map and video below:

 Retaliation for British Sanctions begins.  Russia closes its airspace to all British planes.

ROUND-UPS ORDERED!

NAMED UKRAINE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BEING SPECIFICALLY TARGETED FOR ARREST BY RUSSIAN TROOPS

Special forces have been given a special order to prevent the flight of former Prime Minister Turchynov from Ukraine. It is reported by Mash, citing a source in the Russian Defense Ministry.
He is planned to be ostensibly tried for war crimes and unleashing the war in the Donbass.

Ukrainian MPs have been given weapons to defend themselves.  (HT REMARK: Some of them maybe ought to use those weapons to commit suicide for the things they’ve done.  Justice is coming for them, in the form of the Russian Army.  Some of these politicians need to be tried for crimes against humanity and, if properly convicted, sentenced by a court to be hanged by their necks publicly.

RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE STATEMENT: “Russia will ensure the demilitarization of Ukraine. Russia will ensure the denazification of Ukraine. Nazis caused Russians great suffering, and nazis caused Ukrainians great suffering— we’re not just going to turn a blind eye to this.”   

RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENT:  “Russia will not allow any Nazis to rule Ukraine” – Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.  Russia ready to talk if Ukraine army ‘lays down arms’: Foreign minister Lavrov

Map of current Russian military clashes – ONGOING – inside Kiev:

Rumor going around that 2,000+ Russian special forces are fixing to assault Kiev. Anybody holding a gun is a valid target. 

MORE:

As many as 2,000 Russian Special Forces are planning to seize either Sikorsky or Boryspil airport in the capital to prepare for the arrival of 10,000 paratroopers, IL-76 aircraft, light armored vehicles and airborne troops.

That city is going down . . . .

REPORTS: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been taken to a bunker as Russian troops close in on Kiev.    aN Unidentified plane took off from the Kiev Zhulyan airport following reports that Zelensky did not get in touch with the Italian prime minister as scheduled & the airspace was closed. This happened as shots sounded throughout Kiev.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT BY TURKEY REGARDING UKRAINE REQUEST TO BLOCK RUSSIAN NAVY FROM STRAITS AND BOSPORUS:  “Turkey cannot stop Russian warships accessing the Black Sea via its straits, as Ukraine has requested, due to a clause in an international pact that allows vessels to return to their home base, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday.”

RUSSIA’S FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE CHIEF NARYSHKIN SAYS RUSSIA WILL RESTORE PEACE IN UKRAINE QUICKLY AND PREVENT A LARGER SCALE CONFLICT IN EUROPE

Kiev, railway station is swarmed by hundreds trying to leave the city.

From today’s UCM brief: “It appears that the main goal is to take Kyiv, break the C2, and ‘decapitate’ the political leadership. Once this is done, the expectation is that all fighting Ukrainian units will surrender and that military operations will cease.”

Zelensky takes aim at US in Friday morning address: “This morning, we are defending our country alone. Just like yesterday, the most powerful country in the world looked on from a distance.”

Zelensky: “Two days straight, our cities are witnessing shelling. Tank columns and air assaults are similar to what Europe already witnessed during World War II.” “Europe said – never again, but here we are.”

 more!  THEY REALLY CAN’T STOP THEMSELVES. . . . NATO chief jens stoltenberg:  “cyberattacks can trigger Article 5.” 

7:30 AM EST — RUSSIAN MILITARY HAS BLOCKED KYIV FROM WEST

7:35 AM EST — Russian military conducts Landing Operation at Gostomel Airfield Outside of Kiev.  THEY NOW CONTROL THE AIRPORT.  PARATROOPERS ON THE WAY!

RUSSIA READY TO SEND DELEGATION TO MINSK FOR TALKS WITH UKRAINE

 

UKRAINE’S DEFENCE MINISTRY: UPWARD OF 1,000 RUSSIAN SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN KILLED SO FAR IN THE UKRAINE CONFLICT.

THEY JUST CAN’T STOP . . . .  EU OFFICIAL SAYS BLOC JUST DECIDED TO FREEZE EUROPEAN ASSETS HELD BY RUSSIA’S PRESIDENT PUTIN AND FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV

WOW!  EVEN ZELENSKY JUST CAN’T STOP — Zelensky calls for disconnecting Russia from SWIFT, recalling ambassadors, imposing an oil embargo and canceling Russian visas to Europe — right after asking macron for a meeting with Putin.

URBAN WARFARE

Just received word from a osurce on the ground in Kiev:  “I’m driving around the city and see barricades being built to protect the city. We’re driving through check points. Kyiv is getting ready for urban warfare.

In a video conference call last night Ukraine President Zelensky told EU leaders: “This might be the last time you see me alive”, two sources briefed on the call told me.

RUSSIA’S PUTIN TO THE UKRAINIAN MILITARY –TAKE POWER INTO YOUR OWN HANDS PUTIN SAYS RUSSIAN SERVICEMEN ARE ACTING BRAVELY AND HEROICALLY. PUTIN, ADDRESSING UKRAINIAN SERVICEMEN, IT WILL BE EASIER FOR US TO AGREE IF YOU TAKE POWER IN YOUR OWN HANDS.  Describes Zelensky’s government as a “band of drug addicts and neo-Nazis that has lodged itself in Kyiv and taken hostage the entire Ukrainian people.” (HT Remark: He’s telling the Ukraine military to arrest the government!!!!!)

AMPHIBIOUS LANDINGS IN PROGRESS

Russia launched an amphibious assault west of Mariupol, the landings are ongoing.

“I have felt for 30 years ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall that we have made a huge geopolitical error. We absolutely promised the Russians that we would not extend NATO to the east. But we did,” says Nigel_Farage.

CHECHEN TROOPS – AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND (10,000) ARE NOW DEPLOYING TO (AND AGAINST) UKRAINE:

********** FLASH **********

NATO SENDING “LETHAL AID” INTO UKRAINE

NATO Rapid Reaction Force Activated

For the first time in history, the NATO RAPID REACTION FORCE has been activated and DEPLOYED.  40,000 NATO troops now moving into NATO member countries along the eastern border of Russia.  

(HT REMARKS:  These IDIOTS are simply verifying Putin’s greatest fears and cementing why he had to attack Ukraine in order to at least try to maintain peace.  NATO and the US are ramping things up in both rhetoric and deed. They are mobilizing 40,000 troops to the Eastern bloc of NATO countries…in other words, WE are massing troops on RUSSIA’S Border just as we witnessed Russia do to Ukraine. WE saw that as a provocation, why the HELL wouldn’t Russia see OUR movements in the same way?)

Worse, “NATO” has just sent it’s first convoy of what they call “LETHAL AID” across the Ukraine border from Poland.   Poland’s Minister of Defense Mariusz Błaszczak shared this picture.

This is staggeringly bad on every level.    Look, Putin has said something, which was very clear. He said, to not get involved, or else you and us will regret it in the end.

It was a simple message . . . and they managed to ignore it. Out of their stupidity and ego.   By doing this, they are forcing Putin to stand up for what was said, otherwise he will look weak.  THIS JUST DRAGGED US INTO A WAR WITH RUSSIA.   Now, none of us is safe. Honestly I think this is the spark that sets the world on fire.

If we look at the history of all this, the real problem is actually NATO.   It was NATO”s broken promise of “not expanding one inch to the east” that set this in motion decades ago.   IT was NATO trying to bring Ukraine into itself, to position US missiles on Ukraine soil.  And now it is NATO doing precisely what Putin warned EVERYONE not to do: interfere.   NATO is the problem.   NATO is endangering us.   The West should begin defending ourselves from NATO leaders.  The West should remove them. 

 ***** BULLETIN *****

NATO to provide air defense systems to Ukraine and more weapons — Stoltenberg

OH NO.  SAME WARNING THAT UKRAINE GOT:

Russian Foreign Ministry: We warn Finland and Sweden that they will face military and political consequences if they try to join NATO.

From Doctors/ Nurses inside Russian Hospitals: “We doctors were gathered together yesterday and told to ‘get ready.’   Today, the document from the Russian Health Ministry arrived.  This is highly unusual and almost unprecedented.  Russia is telling Doctors throughout the western part of the country to prepare for war wounded and dead on a massive scale.

U.S. EXPECTED TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON PUTIN AS SOON AS FRIDAY – CNN, CITING SOURCES

Immediate Reaction from Scott Ritter does not bode well for any of us:

REACTION FROM MOSCOW:  Russia will fully break diplomatic relations with all countries that are going to sanction president Putin or members of the Russian govt.  Russian Foreign Ministry on new Personal sanctions on assets of Putin and Lavrov: “Neither Putin nor Lavrov have accounts either in Britain or anywhere else abroad.”

Kyiv’s mayor Klitschko says Russia destroyed the Kyiv power plant.

Ukrainian State Emergency Situations refutes statements about the destruction of the Kiev power plant, says it works

NATO air operations over eastern Europe tonight.  They know they’ve crossed the line; they’re scared and looking for the start of the trouble they KNOW they’ve caused:

So Much for Turkish Drones!

Russian Missile Strikes SMASH Ukraine Military Drone Base

WHOA! “Russia will withdraw troops from Ukraine after the operation is complete. Zelensky will face a tribunal.” 

These missiles were on the roads outside Moscow.  Video below shows even more missiles, on the roads of western Russia moving toward Ukraine/Europe.

Now, folks . . . as we saw with Russia’s troop build-up around Ukraine, Russia does not move things to NOT use them.   So the fact that these nuclear missiles are on the move, ought to be a good indication of where RUSSIA sees things as going.   

I don’t have to tell you what this means for all of us.   Get right with the Lord.   Then top-off your preps of Emergency food, water, medicine, electric generation, fuel for that electric generation, emergency heat and fuel for that.  Portable radios and flashlights with plenty of spare batteries for each.  Don’t wait.  Things are moving very fast now.

PROBLEM OF THE WORST KIND:

TAKING PLACE NOW . . .

COVERT INTEL SUBSCRIBERS ONLY

Road-launchable “TOPOL-M” Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Nuclear) are on the move on the roads around Moscow tonight.

These missiles were on the roads outside Moscow.  Video below shows even more missiles, on the roads of western Russia moving toward Ukraine/Europe.

Now, folks . . . as we saw with Russia’s troop build-up around Ukraine, Russia does not move things to NOT use them.   So the fact that these nuclear missiles are on the move, ought to be a good indication of where RUSSIA sees things as going.   

I don’t have to tell you what this means for all of us.   Get right with the Lord.   Then top-off your preps of Emergency food, water, medicine, electric generation, fuel for that electric generation, emergency heat and fuel for that.  Portable radios and flashlights with plenty of spare batteries for each.  Don’t wait.  Things are moving very fast now.

This information is here also

Putin does not bluff: ICBM Topol-M on the streets of Moscow – Authorized a counter-offensive nuclear strike against NATO!

NATO has decided to equip Ukraine

The President of Russia has ordered the immediate deployment of Topol-M ICBM intercontinental nuclear missiles on the streets of Moscow. The Russian nuclear trinity has been fully activated and is in dispersal areas.

The reason is the decisions taken recently by NATO to arm Ukraine and activate the Rapid Reaction Force, a fact that has been perceived in Moscow as a direct attack of the Atlantic Alliance against Russia!

In addition, Moscow considers that NATO members think that Putin is “bluffing” when he warned that if ” the West intervenes, it will suffer such consequences that it has never experienced in its history.”

4 ICBM Topol-M on the streets of Moscow

So far, 4 Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles have been detected on the streets of the Russian capital.

The RT-2PM2 “Topol-M” (NATO name: SS-27 “Sickle B”), is a Russian intercontinental ballistic missile solid fuel with a range of more than 11,000 km.

It has a nuclear output head of 550 kT, however, information indicates that an efficiency of up to 1 MT has been achieved, as well as the installation of up to six MIRV heads.

It uses a Post-Boost Vehicle (PBV) system to deploy its heads using a digital inertial navigation system with GLOSNASS receiver. It has a launch weight of 47,200 kg. with a length of 21.9m. , and maximum width 1.61m.

Watch video

 

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NATO: “Putin can strike Alliance country”

The beginning was made by the German Minister of Defense, who stated that “there are fears that Putin is no longer afraid to attack a NATO member country”.

Then, for the first time in its history, NATO activated the Rapid Reaction Force, which numbers 40,000 troops.

NATO Commander-in-Chief General Todd Walters has deployed a multinational force of fast-growing ground, air, naval and special operations forces to support the Atlantic Alliance.

The Rapid Reaction Force was activated

“This is a historic moment and the first time the Alliance has deployed these high-powered forces in a deterrent and defensive role.

General Walters said in a statement:

“These deterrents are prudent and enhance our speed, our response and our ability to shield and protect the one billion citizens we have vowed to protect.”

What Stoldenberg said about Article 5 and armaments in Ukraine

Then the Secretary General NATO spokesman G. Stoldenberg said that ” cyber attacks can trigger NATO Article 5″ by adding more “oil” to the fire.

Jens Stoleberg announced that the NATO countries will provide modern weapons to Ukraine, which will include, among other things, modern anti-aircraft weapons.

Most likely it will be Stinger MANPADS.

“We have more than 100 aircraft on standby in 30 different locations, more than 120 ships from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, including three fleets of aircraft carriers,” he said.

Stressing that Russia has been disrupting peace on the European continent, despite warnings and diplomatic efforts for months, Stoltenberg said:

“Russia is the only one responsible for the occupation.”

Stoltenberg reiterated the Alliance’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and called on Russia to immediately suspend its military action.

Stoltenberg also said that Russia and Belarus would face responsibility, the first as an attacker and the second as an accomplice in the unprovoked attack on Ukraine.

“Moscow’s goal is to establish its own government in Kiev,” he said.

“Russia will pay a heavy price for this war ,” he said .

“NATO forces are being reinforced throughout the eastern flank, from the North Sea to the Mediterranean,” Stoltenberg said, noting that ” the 30-nation alliance will defend” every inch “of NATO territory if it is attacked.”

“No one should be fooled by the Russian government’s barrage of lies,” the 30 leaders said in a joint statement.

“We are now carrying out significant additional defensive missions in the eastern part of the Alliance.”

“We are deploying a significant number of additional forces in the eastern part of the Alliance ,” the statement said, without elaborating.

“Peace on our continent has been shaken, ” Stoltenberg told a news conference.

“Russia is using force to try to rewrite history and deny Ukraine its free and independent course.”

“We do not plan to send NATO troops to Ukraine. “What we are doing is defensive,” he said.

NATO plans to set up battle force structures, as it already has in the Baltic states, for countries on its eastern side, said Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korkok, adding that the move would include Slovakia.

“The unit will consist of countries that are geographically close to us. “It will be a few hundred soldiers, who will come with equipment we do not have and which will significantly increase our ability to defend our country,” said Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nant.

NATO said earlier that it had decided to “take additional measures to further strengthen deterrence and defense throughout the alliance”, but that its measures were “precautionary, proportionate and non-escalating”.

“This is a deliberate, cold and long-planned invasion, ” Stoltenberg said.

“Russia’s unwarranted, unprovoked attack on Ukraine is endangering countless innocent lives with air and missile strikes.”

“We must respond with determination and even stronger unity ,” Stoltenberg said.

 

2 thoughts on “Dire news as Russia prepares to take Kiev

  1. Thanks for this post. Decided to only super-speed read it, while skipping some sections, as a good part of the right side’s cut off. Seems a shame if a lot of work’s gone into it.

    Have mentioned this matter before. Possibly, when article’s being readied, it looks OK from Robin’s side, but after posting, readers see it truncated ?!?

    1. Robin, things are really moving, and I know time is valuable, but is it possible to re-post the article without the cutoff?

      Thanks ——- Wesley

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