ZeroHedge - BY TYLER DURDEN - SATURDAY, JUL 23, 2022 - 05:30
Authored by Kyle Anzalone via AntiWar.com
Biden Approves 16th Weapons Transfer To Ukraine - Total Security Aid Now Over $8BN
The White House announced a $270 million weapons package Kyiv on Friday. The latest transfer will send four additional High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems or HIMARS and drones to Ukraine.
The additional four HIMARS brings the total number the US has committed to sending to Ukraine to 16. Commander of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley said the other 12 HIMARS have reached Ukraine and have not been destroyed by Russia. The US has provided Ukraine with rockets that can be fired 50 miles by the rocket systems.
Official says with the help of HIMARS, Ukraine has taken out more than a hundred “high-value” targets, attacking Russian command posts, ammunition depots, air-defense sites, radar and communications nodes, and long-range artillery positions. July 22, 2022
John Kirby, communications director for the National Security Council, announced the package on Friday. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told reporters on Wednesday the US would be sending the additional HIMARS.
The package also includes 36,000 rounds of artillery ammunition for howitzers and 560 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones. The latest transfer is the 17th approved by the White House since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The Biden administration has now committed over $8 billion in weapons to Kyiv’s fight.
Russia has been critical of arms assistance to Ukraine from the US and its allies. The HIMARS has drawn particular ire from the Kremlin because of the platform’s long range. Ukrainian officials have recently suggested the HIMARS could be used in an offensive to retake the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.
Last week, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Kremlin had decided to take more Ukrainian territory because of the advanced weapons the West sent to Kyiv.
"That means the geographical tasks will extend still further from the current line. We cannot allow the part of Ukraine that Zelensky will control or whoever replaces him to have weapons that will pose a direct threat to our territory and the territory of those republics that have declared their independence," he said.
Russia Informs Turkey It Had "Nothing To Do" With Odesa Port Attack
BY TYLER DURDEN - SATURDAY, JUL 23, 2022 - 04:24 PM
While the White House and European allies, along with the Ukrainian government, were in lock-step in condemning as outrageous a series of reported Russian airstrikes on the port of Odesa the morning after the grain export deal was signed in Istanbul, the Kremlin is apparently denying it was behind the attack:
Turkey's defense minister said on Saturday that Russian officials had told Ankara that Moscow had "nothing to do" with strikes on Ukraine's Odesa port.
"In our contact with Russia, the Russians told us that they had absolutely nothing to do with this attack and that they were examining the issue very closely and in detail," Defence Minister Hulusai Akar said in a statement.
"The fact that such an incident took place right after the agreement we made yesterday really worried us," he added.
Ukraine for its part has said it is still preparing agricultural exports despite the threat of more strikes. Key infrastructure at Odesa port was not damaged, according to local officials.
The EU joined the US in blaming Russia and condemning the attack, with Ukraine's President Zelensky accusing Moscow of deliberately trying to thwart the deal it just signed.
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned a fresh missile attack on the key Ukrainian port of Odesa on Saturday, which came a mere hours after a major UN-brokered Russia-Ukraine deal was reached to unblock Ukrainian grain export transit. Western media and officials are widely calling it a continued deliberate attack on Ukraine's vital grain export infrastructure by Russia, despite the signed breakthrough agreement in Istanbul the evening prior.
"The secretary-general unequivocally condemns reported strikes today in the Ukrainian port of Odesa," Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said following the strikes, some of which were captured on video...
The moment the Russian missile struck the port in Odesa today.
(Video was given to my @ABC colleague by an eyewitness) pic.twitter.com/DlD5nG8P2d July 23, 2022
The UN statement, however, stopped short of assigning blame or that the attack violated the grain export deal agreed to by Russia.
"The enemy attacked the Odesa sea trade port with Kalibr cruise missiles; 2 missiles were shot down by air defense forces; 2 hit the infrastructure of the port," the Operational Command South wrote on Telegram on Saturday.
America's ambassador to Kyiv slammed the attacks as "outrageous" and demanded that Russia be held to account...
Outrageous. Russia strikes the port city of Odesa less than 24 hours after signing an agreement to allow shipments of agricultural exports. The Kremlin continues to weaponize food. Russia must be held to account. July 23, 2022
The UN's Haq continued, "Yesterday, all parties made clear commitments on the global stage to ensure the safe movement of Ukrainian grain and related products to global markets," adding that "These products are desperately needed to address the global food crisis and ease the suffering of millions of people in need around the globe. Full implementation by the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Türkiye is imperative."
And The New York Times weighed in on whether this will collapse the deal even before it gets off the ground: "Russia may not have technically violated the deal, since it did not pledge to avoid attacking the parts of the Ukrainian ports that are not directly used for the grain exports, according to a senior U.N. official."
The two sides inked what Kyiv was eager to stress were separate but "mirror" agreements with the UN. The Ukrainian government has said will not negotiate directly with the Russian side until all its national territory is returned. There were not even photo ops involving Russian and Ukrainian officials in the same vicinity in the same room.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan were present for the finalized deal at Istanbul’s lavish Dolmabahce Palace, with Erdogan saying the landmark deal would "hopefully revive the path to peace."
Guterres said, "Today, there is a beacon on the Black Sea — a beacon of hope, a beacon of possibility, a beacon of relief" - as over 20 million tons of grain which especially a number of Mideast and African nations are heavily reliant upon are expected to be released.
Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov later in the day said there was no significant damage from the Russian strikes, and announced, "We continue technical preparations for the launch of exports of agricultural products from our ports."
The Russian Defense Ministry announced the elimination of more than 60 militants of the Donbas national formation in Verkhnekamenskoye
© Russian Ministry of Defense
tass.ru - July 23, 06:50, updated July 23, 07:14
Also, Russian aviation destroyed more than half of the personnel of the second battalion of the 14th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the DPR, said the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov
MOSCOW, 23 July. /TASS/. Artillery of the Russian Federation hit the combat positions of the nationalist formation "Donbas" in the Verkhnekamenskoye region, more than 60 militants were liquidated. This was announced by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov.
"More than 60 militants were liquidated as a result of Russian artillery hitting the combat positions of the Donbas nationalist formation in the area of the Verkhnekamenskoye settlement," he said during a briefing.
Also, Russian aviation during a special operation in Ukraine destroyed more than half of the personnel of the second battalion of the 14th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) in the Donetsk People's Republic. "In the area of the settlement of Belogorovka in the Donetsk People's Republic, more than half of the personnel of the 2nd battalion of the 14th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed by operational-tactical aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces," Konashenkov said.
*Follow the WEF trail to Switzerland to discover the Khazarian Mafia hiding behind Klaus Schwab and his cohorts. The US and its people have nothing to do with the disasters caused to the ordinary people of the Earth.
The Khazarians have once again constructed an intricate web, whose aim is to destroy the world's economy by setting people up against each other, blocking each other's supply chains, leaving just death and ruins.
What everybody must be aware of is that this is not a war to prevent Putin from occupying Ukraine, but an attempt by the evil Khazarian Jews/WEF/NATO to control yet another country in their growing New World Order. They are simply using Ukraine as a battlefield. Their plan is to destroy totally the world's economy and turn the population into slaves.
Like the Freemasons, they have also life-threatening rules in their membership, one being REVENGE, 10 times harder than was ever perpetrated on them.
Russia in particular, in the past, has expelled the Khazars several times. I have all of 7 detailed articles in book format on the Khazarian Jews if anybody is interested in further information.
Putin, and earlier also Trump, are the ONLY Presidents who have enough guts to see what they are attempting to do to the world population and have sufficient courage to do something about it.
The bottom line is for the people to regain their original, moral principles, which have intentionally been watered out over the past generations by our press, TV, and other media owned by the Illuminati/Bilderberger Group, corrupting our morals by making misbehavior acceptable to our society. Only in this way shall we conquer this oncoming wave of evil.
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