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Week 39 2023
25/9-1/10. Ukraine advances. , and more.
This is the last of the weekly posts. I had a look at them and I don’t think that they are useful. You’ve already seen most of the stuff that I write about in the media. Writing these have also kept me from writing other things.
A furry friend paid a visit.
The shootings and bombings have reached record levels. The government holds emergency meetings every week and has asked the military for support.
On 29 September, on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Babyn Yar, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, together with the Righteous Among the Nations and the rabbis of the cities of Ukraine, honored the memory of the victims of the Holocaust in Babyn Yar.
A muscovy loving bastard is trying to form a government. Robert Fico, party leader of SMER, has said that he wants to end Slovak military support for Ukraine and block Ukraine’s NATO ambitions. SMER is allegedly a socialdemocratic party. The social demoracrats I know stand in solidarity with victims, not perpetrators.
In the EU
Do you remember what I wrote about Ukraine grain exports last week? If not, here’s a quote from that post.
Ukraine will now bring those countries blocking imports from Ukraine before the WTO. The Commission should bring them before the EU court since the countries also prevent Ukrainian grain to be shipped further across the EU countries. The Commission probably won’t do that. There will be meetings and discussion in the corridors of Berlaymont, Charlemagane, Justus Lipsius, and embassies. As usual.
The words “As usual” implied that EU rules will be bent. The lack of action form the Commission and reluctance to slap the fingers of the countries blocking Ukrainain grain has provided these countries with an oppurtunity to negotiate their own deals with Ukraine. Deals that they are not allowed to negotiate according to the Treaties of the European Union, especially Art 207 in the TFEU. Becasue trade policy is an exclusive EU competence. I’m not going to try to follow this mess closely. If you want to, here’s an attempt by Politico to explain what is going on.
In the USA
Some House Republicans who should be thrown out of the Republican Party, want to block more aid to Ukraine in their attempts to fuck with President Biden and shut down the government. That makes putin happy, that makes trump happy.
The kremlin’s war crimes
No war has been so thoroughly documented and reported as this war. We are all aware of the russian troops’ atrocities. Mass murder, gang rapes, torture, mass deportations of Ukrainian children.
That means that those that demand negotiations where Ukraine should cede territory for peace, are saidists. They are perverts.
muscovy constantly terror bombs civilian infrastructure. On Monday morning they shelled Odesa and destroyed Hotel Odesa. Fortunately, it is not in service.
The Commission’s investigations in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia indicate the widespread and systematic use of torture by Russian armed forces against persons accused of being informants of the Ukrainian armed forces. In some cases, torture was inflicted with such brutality that it caused the death of the victim.
One victim who suffered torture through electric shocks stated: “Every time I answered that I didn’t know or didn’t remember something, they gave me electric shocks … I don’t know how long it lasted. It felt like an eternity.”
In the Kherson region, Russian soldiers raped and committed sexual violence against women of ages ranging from 19 to 83 years, the Commission found. Frequently, family members were kept in an adjacent room hence being forced to hear the violations taking place.
I’m on Bluesky
I have been invited by one of you to Bluesky. Thanx a lot! I’m trying to figure out how it works. My account is @matsmarcusson.bsky.social
I’m spending less and less time on Twitter because of Musk.
I’m on Mastodon
In muscovy, aka russia
Medvedev is drunk as usual. I have pointed that out before. He didn’t take it kindly.
The “authorities” make it very hard for muscovites to resign their citizenships. The kremlin does it to scare and silence muscovites, living outside of muscovy, who are against the kremlin’s war. Since the kremlin has made it criminal to criticize the war, critics cannot go home or travel to countries that might extradite them to muscovy if the kremlin asks the country in question to do so. This prevents for example the muscovite playwriter Ivan Vyrypajev to go to India. Ivan lives in Poland, has become a Polish citizen and has tried to resign his muscovite citizenship for years. The kremlin refuses.
These bastards get sicker by the minute.
muscovite children are brainwashed to be used as connon fodder in future trenches.
muscovy is trying to start a new war. This time in Kosovo. Bastards.
In the war
Last week’s strike on the Black Sea HQ in occupied Sevastopol was a real hit (pun intended). 34 muscovite officers, including the fleet's commander, were killed. 105 more soldiers were injured.
This is excellent news. muscovy is harder hit than other armies when their commanders and high ranking officers are eliminated. The reason is that muscovy’s army is much more hierarchical than other armies. Orders that are given must followed to the letter. Independent thinking and individual or unit initiatives are not encouraged. People who don’t follow orders are beaten by the officers and his “comrades” who are given orders to follow the disobedient soldier.
The loss of “heads” in Sevastopol therefore meas that a lot of decisons will not be made for a while. Orders will not be carried out. Deployment and redeployment of ships will not happen. The flow os supplies will be affected. And so on. And it will take time to replace the dead commander and his officers.
Some, perhaps many, of the dragon’s teeth that muscovites use in their defence lines are hollow.
This is not surprising. muscovy is the most corrupt country in Europe. The little person has made it more corrupt than during Soviet times. Public contract, including military contracts are not concluded in public tenders where firms compete with price and quality. The contracts are handed out by putin to his oligarchs who are obliged to give him a share. To keep their profit shares intact, the oligarchs cheat with the uniforms, food or in this case, dragon’s teeth. The corruption has infected the whole value chain. The teeth are designed, produced, transported to supply hubs, re-loaded and transported to places where the equipment for troops are stored. The teeth are unloaded there and stored for a while before they are transported to their final destinations for the defence lines. There are lots of people involved in this chain.
More about that in this post below.
I just found this on Twitter. Even some shells are empty. muscovy is a Potemkin village.
Corruption alone is not the only factor hollowing out muscovy’s weapons, ammo and equipment. In combination with sanctions and time, the muscovy’s death machine is losing capability. The winged orcs can not fly as often as they used to, and even less in the future.
What air defence doing?
On the disinformation war front.
One of kremlin’s organisations in Sweden, Rurik.se, has been ordered to repay grants it has received from our government. Previously, a lot of organisations for immigrants were given grants to run their organisations to support integration of their members in our society. The payments were administrated by MUCF. It is supposedly an organisation for russophones living in Sweden. But it is not only providing assistance to russian speaking immigrants trying to find their ways in the Swedish societey, Rurik has also actively been promoting the kremlin’s versions of its war against Ukraine since 2014 and also the kremlin’s attempts to falsify the history about the Soviet Union and WWII. In 2016 I wrote a letter to a newspaper, Nya Wermlands-Tidningen, asking why Swedish taxpayers should finance russian propaganda.
Anyway, Rurik has to repay the grants for this and last year since its activities are conflicting with the ideas of democracy. The organisation’s support of the kremlin’s war was shown explicit in the Telegram channel run by the organisation’s chairwoman Liudmila Siegel. The MUCF review of Rurik was probably initiated by an article in Dagens Nyheter. During the review, the Swedish Security Service, Säpo, was consulted. According to Säpo, there are clear connections between representative for Rurik and the russian government. These connections can be used by the kremlin against Sweden.
Rurik also uses Swedish pro-kremlin individuals. I have written about some of them here.
There is more to this story about Rurik and its Swedish collaborators. The same people that are members of organisations such as Kvinnor för fred (Women for Peace ), Sveriges Fredsråd (The Sweedish Peace Council), No to Nato, are also members of Svensk-ryska vänskapsföreningen where Liudmila Siege, Rurik’s chairwoman is a member. Those are idiots on the far left side of the political spectrum. Rurik has also made connections to individuals on the far right side. Swebbtw, Nya Dagbladet, and Fria Tider are the most prominent alternative media with pro-muscovy views.
I will, soon, write more about Rurik and its activities in another place.
Jeffrey Sachs is a sadist. He was recently on the genocide inciting propagandist Solovyov’s talkshow. Solovyov has frequently demanded the annihilation of Ukrainians. His guests have talked about the necessity to bomb western Europe. But Jeffrey Sachs smiles and laughs.