The Duran – Referendums – Special Military Operation Coming to an End? – Sep 20, 2022 – Transcript

 

[Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris, of the Duran YouTube channel, discuss the reasons and consequences of referendums being held in the Donbass region of Ukraine, resulting in those areas becoming part of Russia, and the effect that will have on the ongoing war there.

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[Added image] Regions that will possibly vote in a referendum to join Russia soon. (click image to enlarge).

 

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Alex Christoforou: Alright, Alexander, let’s talk about the referendums. All the regions. Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, and I’ve even heard Zaporizhia now. They’re all pushing for immediate referendums. This is a huge deal if this happens. Immediate referendums. If it happens and they vote to enter the Russian Federation, and if the Russian Federation accepts the results of those referendums, everything changes! Everything changes, it seems.

 

There are rumors, I don’t want to say it’s definite, but there are rumors that Vladimir Putin is set to speak with either today, or within the next couple of days, as well. I don’t know if that’s true or not.

 

Anyway, let’s just deal with the referendums. And we’ll take it from there. What does this mean?

 

Alexander Mercouris: It is absolutely huge! By the way, just before this video, we started making this video, I saw that the date of these referendums is now put for 23rd to 27th of September. So they’re going to happen very soon! And you correctly said they’re all coordinated with each other. They’re all going to happen at about the same time. And the fact that they’re happening so quickly, shows that they’ve been prepared over a long time. You don’t just announce a referendum one day and hold it the next. There’s clearly been an enormous amount of preparatory work done.

 

Now, you remember after Kharkiv, after the offensive in Kharkiv, we were debating what the Russians were going to do. We were recognizing that there are major constraints that the Russians have imposed upon themselves with the Special Military Operation. It technically prevented them from attacking infrastructure. It meant that they ceded operational control over much of the war in Donbass to the militia there.

 

Once these referendums are out of the way. Once these Republics, these regions, are incorporated in Russia, all that ends. And we discussed in those programs that maybe the Russians were thinking of doing something, maybe they were going to look to upgrade the Special Military Operation [SMO] into a counterterrorism operation. This goes much further!

 

If these territories are incorporated in Russia, they become, as far as the Russian state is concerned, Russian. The people who live in them become Russian. At that point, the Russian armed forces are required to defend Russian territory from encroachment. And that will mean that the militia becomes subordinate to the Russian military command. Which will then take over the conduct of the war. And will conduct the war in whatever way he considers necessary in order to defend Russian territory.

 

So all those constraints, all those restrictions, all those limitations that have to a certain extent, which of a great extent, constrained the conduct of this Special Military Operation up to now, they will all fall away.

 

Remember we said, there was a day, I remember we talked about this. There was a particular day when there was radio silence coming out of Moscow, and it was clear that some kind of discussion was underway there. Well, we now see the outcome of that discussion.

 

They’ve now decided that these referendums that they’ve been obviously tinkering about and working towards for a long time, after Kharkiv, and importantly, after Samarkand, they’re now going to take place. And that the Special Military Operation will cease to be one from this moment on, and the Russian armed forces will be given a green light to do whatever they need to do, in order to bring this war to an end.

 

Alex Christoforou: Yeah, I agree with that assessment. I didn’t think about the fact that this would mean the Russian military takes full control of the operation. We’re not going to be talking about allies, or the Donbass militia, and stuff like that. We’re going to be talking about the Russian military. And they’re going to take over everything with regards to this operation.

 

Because a lot of the collective West, they never report the fact that much of this war is being fought and operated by other forces outside of the professional Russian military. That’s just a fact. And I’m talking about the Donbass Militia, for example. I’m not taking anything away from them, but I’m just saying, up until this point, this has been a Special Military Operation, which has incorporated different groups into one cohesive unit, which the Russians call “the Allies”. That’s the term that’s being used when you look to find information on the Internet, it’s always the Allies, and they’re referring to the Russians, did this or that.

 

No one recognizes that in collective West mainstream media. So that’s a point well made.

 

There is some debate with regards to the referendums, as to whether this was a bottom up initiative, i.e., did the Republics put pressure on the Kremlin to say, :

 

“Look, we need to get into the Russian Federation because we’re worried!”

 

The shelling, all of these things that have been going on, everything that happened in Kharkiv, all of these things. The debate is that the Republics said:

 

“Enough, we need to get into the Russian Federation, we need to get in now because we need the protection.”

 

Or was this a top down? Where, as you noted, the Kremlin had a day of radio silence, they talked about things. I tend to believe that Samarkand, was more important than Kharkiv. Yeah, to be honest. After Samarkand*, they said:

 

“Okay, this is the plan, this is how we’re going to do things.”

 

What do you believe? Do you think this was a bottom up, or a top down?

 

[06:42]

 

[* SAMARKAND, September 15. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday arrived in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand, where he will take part in a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and is also scheduled for a number of meetings in bilateral and multilateral formats.]

Alexander Mercouris: It was obviously both! In that the Republics, the people in Donbass have wanted this for a very long time. I mean, this has been something that they’ve been floating and talking about and discussing all the way back to 2014. I mean, this isn’t something new! And clearly there’s been that pressure there. And clearly that’s been the ultimate destination point.

 

But it required the Kremlin to make this decision, and I think we should be absolutely clear about this. And by the way, I completely agree with you. Kharkiv, I think, played a role, but Samarkand, was the most important thing. Now, the reason the Kremlin has not gone along with these referendums up to now. Remember, there was that referendum that was going to happen in Kherson region, which didn’t happen. And that was a very old business, because there was no other referendum taking place in any other region.

 

And I have to say, looking back, I think that was a trial balloon. I think the Kremlin was floating this idea of referendum in Kherson region, waiting to see what Russia’s international partners would say, how they would respond. The response, after Putin met Xi, after Putin met Modi, after Putin met Erdogan, to some extent. Well, I think what has happened is, I think none of these people have said:

 

“This is something we welcome, or we’re going to come out publicly and support, because we are not people who want to see international boundaries violated in this way, we’re not people who support secession, in this way. But we are intensely relaxed about this thing! It’s not going to affect our economic, and geopolitical relationship with you.”

 

And Putin came away from all these meetings with Xi, and with Modi, especially. He gave that press conference, which we discussed in other programs, which he looked, I thought, very self confident and very pleased, actually. He clearly felt that things were moving forward.

 

He sent his national Security adviser, Nikolayipatrushev, almost immediately to Beijing. I think it’s Beijing. But anyway, he’s certainly been meeting with Yang Tiechi, who is the head of Xinping’s national Security Adviser. They’re obviously coordinating and discussing things with each other.

 

As I said, I don’t think the Chinese have said:

 

“Well, look, this is something we welcome.”

 

But I think the Chinese have said:

 

“Look, this is something we’re not going to be worried about, if you do it. We understand what’s led you to this point. The other side has shown that they’re completely unreasonable. They won’t negotiate! They won’t discuss! They won’t come up with real proposals! They sabotaged the Minsk Agreement. They sabotaged the agreement that was made, that was almost made back in March! So we understand that you want to resolve of this thing. You want to do it this way. Well, we’re not going to say yes, but we’re not going to say no, either.”

 

So after Samarkand, the Russians have the political space to go ahead and do this. And they’ve done it. They’re now moving very fast.

 

So 23rd to 27th, there’ll be the referendums. Then there will be a vote in the Russian Parliament to decide whether or not to accept the accession of these territories to Russia. That looks like a foregone conclusion. The speaker of the Duma is supporting these referendums and he’s Putin’s party, United Russia. It then goes up to Putin himself. He will address the nation.

 

And after that, we will have no more Special Military Operation. We will have something where the gloves finally, and fully come off.

 

And by the way, can I just again repeat the point that you made? Most of the fighting, the greater part of the fighting in Donbass, which is where most of the fighting has happened, has not been between the Russian army and the Ukrainian army. It has been between the Donbass militia and the Ukrainian army. The Donbass militia gets artillery support, air support, intelligence, Command And Control. It’s supplemented by groups like the Wagner group, and the Chechen forces. But they’ve provided the infantry. They’ve done the infantry fighting in Donbass. Elsewhere in Kherson region, for example, it is the Russian army.

 

And I would say that you could actually see a difference. You can see that the Russian army goes about things in a different way, from the way that the militia does. And that’s not in any way to make any criticisms, or comments about anybody.

 

But in Donbass, the epicenter of the battle, it’s been the militia that’s been fighting, most of the fighting. Something which I only came to fully realize a few weeks ago, because, as you rightly say, the Western media never mentions it.

 

Alex Christoforou: Right. And the Ukraine army, the Ukraine infantry gets support from NATO, and intelligence from NATO, and surveillance from NATO, and weapons from NATO. And they get their commands from NATO, and they have NATO mercenaries as well, supplementing their infantry. So that is the situation.

 

Everything changes if all these referendums go through as expected, and then Russia accepts the results of those referendums.

 

Turkish President Erdogan said in an interview with PBS NewsHour. He said:

 

“I realized that they, Russia, are actually trying to finish this conflict as soon as possible. The situation is a big problem.”

 

That’s what he told PBS NewsHour with regards to his meetings with Putin in Uzbekistan. I wonder if Erdogan realized that Putin was feeling very good, and confident, about the talks that he had with world leaders with regards to the referendums. This trial balloon of referendums. And Erdogan kind of picked up on the vibes that Russia is going to ramp things up.

 

Two more questions. Kharkiv, no doubt that this has been in the works for a while. I agree. This is not some spontaneous thing. Let’s hold a referendum tomorrow, and they put it together. This has been in the works for a while.

 

The retreat from Kharkiv, the withdrawal from Kharkiv was in the works for a while. For a month, two months. Russia was drawing down their troop levels. I think there’s a connection there, in that Russia was preparing a way to create a type of border. And they said:

 

“You know what? Let’s not have any presence in Kharkiv. We don’t need it, as we may go into we may go into a referendum plan.”

 

I’m sure they have a lot of plans, probably have like ten plans. But they probably said, my belief, my speculation is that they said:

 

“Let’s not have any true presence there. We don’t need to worry about it just yet. Let’s create this Donbass Kherson type of border.”

 

Alexander Mercouris: Exactly!

 

Alex Christoforou: My final question. What does it mean for Ukraine, and the collective West?

 

[14:33]

 

Alexander Mercouris: Yes, okay, on the first point, I think you are absolutely right! That’s exactly what happened. The Russians have been occupying large areas of Kharkiv region. But they’ve never set up the kind of governmental structures that they set up in Kherson region, for example. They’ve never treated Kharkiv in that kind of way.

 

And I think they never had a plan to hold a referendum there. There’s never been any talk about doing that.

 

So given that they are now moving towards referendums in the two Donbass Republics, and in Kherson region, and in parts of Zaporizhia region. They took a decision that they were going to pull out of Kharkiv. In part because they didn’t want to be in a position where people in Kharkiv started saying:

 

“Well. Look. You’re having referendums in those other places. Why not logically have referendums in our region as well?”

 

Now eventually, in time, the Russians might decide that they want to return to Kharkiv region. They might decide they want to go on to Nicolias, or to Odessa.

 

But at the moment, they want to stick by these core territories because those are the territories that the original Special Military Operation was all about.

 

Once that’s out of the way, then you can decide whatever you need to do, because as I said, it’s the military has to make it’s own decisions.

 

Now, you’re also absolutely right, by your other point, which is one that I think people have not understood, which is the extent to which this has been a proxy war. Now, the Russians are physically present in Ukraine. They have troops there, they have troops in Kharkiv region. Those troops are undertaking a lot of the fighting. But most of the fighting in Donbass, where most of the fighting has been happening on the ground, has been conducted by the Donbass militia.

 

The Ukrainian army, which at some levels is not so different, it seems to me, from the militia, actually, is also supported to the equivalent degree by the collective West.

 

Once Russia becomes directly involved, the proxy war ends. It is a straightforward war between Russia and Ukraine. And of course, the collective West has been supporting Ukraine. So, at that point, this army that they’ve put together in Ukraine has to take on the Russian army. It’s not shown much success, when it’s really come up against the Russian army, in places like Kherson, up to now. It puts them in an incredibly difficult position. Do they escalate? Do they draw down? Well, they can’t really realistically draw down. Do they accept the probability of Ukraine being defeated? What do they do?

 

The one thing of course they won’t do is accept it. They’re going to be a howl of anger! They’re going to say that:

 

“This proves that this war was a war of aggression all along. That Russia’s objective all along was to conquer these territories. This is a war of aggression against Ukraine!”

 

They can’t back off from that now. They can’t seek the compromise that up to this moment was there. The point about the referendums. One of the points about the referendums, is that they now rule out the option of the kind of negotiations that the Russians have been trying to set up in the past. That’s over!

 

Once these referendums happen, once these territories are in the Russian Federation. Dimitri Medvedev, the deputy chair of the Russian Security Council, says:

 

“No Russian official at that point can reverse that decision.”

 

So the collective West will howl! They will be furious! They will undoubtedly look to impose more sanctions.

 

What do they do on the military side? That’s the real question. Because, of course, from that point on, if they continue to escalate, then it’s no longer a proxy war. It becomes much more a direct military confrontation between the West and Russia, which it has been up to a point, up to now, but it will be much more so then. So this can make everything more dangerous.

 

[19:14]

 

Alex Christoforou: Right. Just to clarify. Once the referendums, if the referendums happen, and if Russia decides to incorporate these areas into the Russian Federation, it doesn’t mean that Russia has to mobilize or declare war. Is that correct? Not at all? It doesn’t mean that?

 

Alexander Mercouris: No, it doesn’t mean that. That’s not what it means at all. What it means is that the Russian army has unrestricted control over how to conduct the war. The militia becomes subordinated to the Russian army and will eventually be, in time, absorbed by it. But it will cease to be an independent force. In theory, the armed forces of what are supposed to be two independent states, it will no longer be that in Russian eyes, any longer.

 

So it doesn’t mean mobilization, doesn’t mean mobilization of the economy, it doesn’t mean mobilization, massive enlistment of young people, that kind of thing that people have been talking about. I don’t think we’re going to see any mobilization at all of that kind.

 

Some reservists may be called up, but then, as I said previously, when the United States sends it’s forces around the world, it sends National Guard troops too, and they call up reservists into the National Guard. So this isn’t something extraordinary or unusual.

 

I don’t think there’s going to be a dramatic increase in mobilization at all. I just don’t see that. But it does mean that the Russian command can start to do things that it hasn’t been able to do up to now. Like, for example, attack command centers.

 

[20:58]

 

Alex Christoforou: Right! Exactly. Two more final questions and that’s it. How do you answer the question that many people may have, saying:

 

“Well, the Ukraine military has attacked Russian territory already, i.e., Crimea or Belgorod or stuff like that, and Russia hasn’t really done much of anything. So why would this be any different?”

 

That’s one question.

 

And to end the video. And I know you’re a little under the weather, but five more minutes of your time, to end the video. International law. If other countries say, for example, Syria recognizes the fact that Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhia are now part of the Russian Federation, does that carry the same precedent as the case of Kosovo, Medochia?

 

Alexander Mercouris: Okay.

 

Alex Christoforou: Do you understand the question?

 

Alexander Mercouris: Yeah, absolutely, of course I understand the question. Let’s deal with these two issues. First of all.

 

Firstly, and this is an important, very important point. Yes, there’s been shelling on Belgorod region. There are threats of missile strikes now at Korsk region. There’s been attacks on Crimea, which of course, Russia considers to be part of its own territory. All of this has been going on already. And the Russians have shown great restraint in responding.

 

The reason they’ve shown restraint in responding up to this moment in time, is because the armed forces in Ukraine. The Russian armed forces in Russia are constrained by the terms of the Special Military Operation. Which is a military operation to provide support to the militias of the two Donbass Republics, in order to defend themselves, in accordance with a defense treaty, that Russia and these two Donbass Republics signed and agreed with each other back in February. That all ends the moment those Republics are incorporated into Russia.

 

You can’t have a treaty with yourself. These countries no longer exist, as countries. They become a part of Russia. The Special Military Operation ends! Because the Special Military Operation presupposes the existence of two independent states that you are assisting.

 

So given that fighting will continue in Donbass, that is a given! Given that the armed forces of the two Donbass Republics will become at that point, a part of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. That means that the Russian armed forces, Russia itself, are already committed to a war.

 

Now, I say a war, I mean, there won’t be a declaration of war, but to military actions in self defense, in defense of Russian territory itself. The kind of actions that under the United Nations charter, countries are allowed to take in order to protect themselves from a threat to their security.

 

So the whole dynamic changes entirely. It shifts. Even though, as I said, there be these attacks on Belgorod, on Crimea. What stood in the way, if you like, of that major response, has been the Special Military Operation, which the Kremlin has stuck with. But with the incorporation of these territories, the Special Military Operation ends entirely. It ceases to exist, and the Russian military are free to do whatever it judges it needs to do in order to defend the territory and people of Russia. Now, that’s the first point.

 

Now the second point, just remind me, I’m a little under the weather.

 

[25:24]

 

Alex Christoforou: Could Kosovo, Medochia? Is that precedent, if a country like Syria recognizes this referendum, an outside country?

 

Alexander Mercouris: Yes.

 

Alex Christoforou: Does that, okay?

 

Alexander Mercouris: Absolutely, it does! If you read the advisory opinion on Kosovo, that is entirely legal. As Putin never ceases to say! If a territory can secede from one country, and that’s consistent with international law, then there is no reason why, equally consistently with international law, it can’t vote or decide to join up with a different country. It’s up to that country! It’s its own sovereign decision!

 

If you accept the advisory opinion on Kosovo as a correct expression of international law. I personally don’t! But the Western powers cs.

 

Alex Christoforou: Their rules!

 

Alexander Mercouris: Their rules! They lobbied for it. They actually pushed for this decision. They wanted this decision. They got this decision. And we see how it’s coming back to bite them.

 

Alex Christoforou: All right, we’ll end it there. The Duran at locals.com. Duran shop. 10% off. Use the code. Good day. Take care.

 

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The entire situation in Ukraine is a NATO-funded mess.
The Azov battalion is a Ukrainian paramilitary force that has been and reportedly continues to be Aided by US weaponry ,training and funding going back to 2014. The militia, which is explicitly neo-nazi, is being used by the West as a proxy force against Russia, as US and NATO seek to expand their military might throughout the region.
In 2015 the US, withheld open support of the Azov battalion, but just one year later in 2016, the pentagon reportedly urged Congress to remove the ban on funding the neo- nazi group.
The CIA has been conducted intensive training of Ukrainian forces in US at an ” undisclosed” facility in the southern US. These intensive training programs in ” undisclosed facilities” within the southern US could be connected to a previous story we covered on the ” Robin Sage” training grounds in North Carolina
It is also widely claimed that the New Zealand Christchurch shooter, Brenton Tarrant, trained in Ukraine with the Azov battalion, before committing a mass shooting in a Mosque.
The US NATO is instigating a war against Russia through the proxy state of Ukraine. Russia will not allow the US and NATO to occupy countries bordering their own, establishing a military presence within direct striking distance of their homeland
Politicians across the political spectrum have taking a strong stance against Russia and could spark a conflict in a region most Americans couldn’t point to on a map.
Ukraine and Russia might have issues, but they have nothing to do with the US, which has entirely too many problems of their own to be worrying about joining another needless conflict halfway across the globe.
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Greenhorn
1 day ago
Read unconfirmed rumors that Ukrainian in order to prevent desertion weldied hatches on the tanks sent in to the front, Russian forces fund ukrainian tank with the barrel raised up and turning around like carousel, it wasweird so they did not destroyed tank but slowly advanced to it just to figured out that the hatches were welded.
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M E
1 day ago
CNN, MSNBC, Fox and most of the other western media could learn a lot from you, but of course, they don’t want to.
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Broly Pcs
1 day ago
@M E pretty sure they know enough, but doesn’t fit their narrative. 😏
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UzuMaki NaRuto
1 day ago
@Greenhorn
Say ‘unconfirmed rumors’ and the proceeds to make bullshit accusations without any proof. You’re learning from the Duran and guys like Gonzalo very well. LOL
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Simon Tuffs
1 day ago
Preaching to the choir
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Dino Panteloukas
1 day ago
@Greenhorn Interesting if true. I’d like to see that report
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France Clémence Fradet
1 day ago
@Greenhorn If true, that is hideously nightmarish.
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CarTrips
1 day ago (edited)
Its not just Azov, though. Also Kraken and Aidar, for example, and they even resurrected Tornado, which was so bad that its members went to prison (and have now been released to serve again).
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M E
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@ALLisOn e Yes, I agree.
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CarTrips
1 day ago
@UzuMaki NaRuto The thing is, nowadays you wouldnt be surprised about stuff like that anymore, if it was confirmed. They have done many similar things (and much worse), which have been confirmed, were even posted proudly by themselves on social media.
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Harry Mills
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Patton died in a car wreck not long after he suggested using the Nazis to fight the Soviets in 1945.
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Liquid H
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@Harry Mills And?
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Anne Tan
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Fibo24
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So Azov bothers you but you find Wagner peachy. You do know why it is called Wagner, right? You have seen the tattoos of the founder of Wagner, right? You do know whose birthday they commemorate at Wagner, right?
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Greenhorn
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@Dino Panteloukas look on yt for: itaprikanmaa2 not under video, under community
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Greenhorn
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@France Clémence Fradet look on yt under channel : Itapirkanmaa2 then under community
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Maria J C de Souza
1 day ago
@UzuMaki NaRuto and what about you?!?
From whom have you been learning ??
Taking by the typical “laugh of the fool” I would say CNN..
Or maybe, from
the king of the laughing fools “ Joe Broe…
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CarTrips
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@UzuMaki NaRuto what do you mean? This channel has reported about stuff like that many times. There’s hundreds of videos on telegram and Twitter proving it, often posted by Ukrainians themselves, there’s official documents proving it. All you have to do is objectively search for a few minutes. Stop feigning objectivity. This stuff is extremely easy to find. You’re not in the 1930s anymore where you have to believe baseless claims by some arm raising fanatics. You have options this time, in the age of information! Why are you not using them???
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tom tremaine
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@M E they have their orders …..

H. L. Mencken
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@M E Why do they to listen to Russian propaganda?
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Francis Heperi
1 day ago
What about these grim reports by BBC’s Orla Guerin and the building up of legal cases against Russia with regard to torture?
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Thomas Huth
1 day ago
@CarTrips The arm raising guys were right on K a t y n though, right?Done by Soviets. Not necessarily ‚Russians‘, but by Soviets, their leader being Stalin. Didnt contribute to the love for ‚Russia‘, not only not in Poland, my dear friend.

Tyler K
1 day ago
If this thing about welding the tank hatches is true, that absolutely disgusting. Sadly I don’t use Twitter or Telegram so can’t check.
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richard feibel
1 day ago
U S FUNDED!!! THE OTHER CHIPPED IN PEANUTS OR LESS.

Gene Narducy
1 day ago
It’s so difficult to get to the truth and that fact for the US citizens should stress an urgency but as you said, they couldn’t find Ukraine on a globe
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CarTrips
1 day ago
@Thomas Huth And its also very telling that you dont talk about what the arm raising guys did in Ukraine to Poles (but not only them).
Dude, why even try if youre so openly stating your nizaism?
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Annelie de wet
1 day ago
@Fibo24 why do you ask obscure questions iso of answering them??

Doug Mackie
1 day ago
@Fibo24 no comparison. Not even close

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1 day ago
@UzuMaki NaRuto what are you doing on the duran then
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TanZ
1 day ago
I don’t know about the rest but Azov were spotted at the hong Kong situation. U can still find images on the net.
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Claudia
1 day ago
Well said! 😊
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Dino Panteloukas
1 day ago
@Greenhorn thanks Greenhorn, I’ll check it out🙏
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Aidan Linehan
1 day ago
Slight problem with your thesis- if Ukraine was to be absorbed into Russia, then it would be bordering NATO countries. So how would that improve security?
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M E
1 day ago
@Aidan Linehan NATOs nukes would be farther from Moscow.
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Georgia Nakopoulou
23 hours ago
@Aidan Linehan Maybe the maps will change and some E.U. countries will get an offer they can’t refuse from Russia and change “axis” if they are given new
territory! Especially since geographically quite a few countries,eg.Poland,
felt that they had been cheated after Socialism collapsed.
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Mir Ba
22 hours ago
@UzuMaki NaRuto GTFO. Proxy troller.
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UzuMaki NaRuto
21 hours ago
@1 3
Because I like looking at various sources for information whether I agree with everything or not. Isn’t apart of getting out of the echo chamber is that you should look at things from other perspectives and seeing what the facts and truth is?
No matter who you support, why wouldn’t you want to get as many facts and as accurate a picture as you can and know what’s really happening than simply blindly supporting your side and ignoring everything and everyone you don’t agree with?
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Rod Cole
16 hours ago
@UzuMaki NaRuto 👀

Aidan Linehan
16 hours ago
@TanZ sorry I didn’t realise plan had changed. Ok, so it’s being scaled back?

Barney Leseven
15 hours ago
Ya NATO shouldn’t have launched an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Oh wait, NATO didn’t do that, Russia did.

Aidan Linehan
14 hours ago
@Barney Leseven 🤫

TanZ
14 hours ago
@Aidan Linehan I would say scaled up. Please don’t miss understand me. War is a terrible thing . Making peace should be our priority

Aidan Linehan
14 hours ago
@TanZ I’m confused. Surely the whole point of the SMO is to regain the territories lost in 1989 (or maybe even 1917). Otherwise it’s a waste of lives, resources etc.? Why would the Russian people sacrifice so much if not to set the world to rights?

Chris Ward
14 hours ago
@Greenhorn Total BS

Angiebaby99
14 hours ago
@Fibo24 Yes we have heard of Wagner but, they don’t rule a country. @zov does. Also. Sometimes you have to fight fire, with fire.

Aidan Linehan
14 hours ago
@Georgia Nakopoulou could that include a reunited Ireland 🙏🏻? Thanks

Aidan Linehan
10 hours ago
@Angiebaby99 yeah but after the referendums then those places become parts of Russia and then the neighbouring parts of Ukraine have to be made safe for Russia and on it goes until the borders with NATO.

Barney Leseven
8 hours ago
@Mark Crisp we have nuclear weapons also, you twit. If Russia wants to end the world because its crap military got beat in Ukraine.

Zeta Reticulan
2 minutes ago
@UzuMaki NaRuto
The NED have deposited $00.50 to your account for your comments. Thank you for your service.

Searle Arnold
1 day ago
Yes, everything will change. Once China, India and the rest of the BRICS and Global South accept the referendum results according to international law and the UN, the West will have the choice to accept and recognize the results or be fully exposed as hypocritical to their own rules based order.
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The Truth – Love It Or Hate It
1 day ago
Absolutely
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ca mu
1 day ago
China and India won’t speak against it, but I doubt they will come out and show support for it, China has Taiwan to worry about, imagine Taiwan holds a referendum to break away, India, also have North east regions and Muslim regions that are troublesome.
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antoniac1234
1 day ago
Oh the US has no issue being hypocritical. I know my people lol
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Margarita Mora
1 day ago
Unfortunately, you are right
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Ron Smyth
1 day ago
You sweet summer child.
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Michelle Rainer
1 day ago
who says China and India will accept those results?they have never recognized the Crimea referendum either, and Erdogan said yesterday all the occupied territories must be returned to Ukraine
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David Cox
1 day ago
@Michelle Rainer well, Samarkand says…..President Putin must have obtained some assurances at that meeting….as for Erdogan, he is a slippery fish and will continue to play both sides against the middle, mostly because the Kurds would secede from Turkey in a New York minute
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UrStoopid
1 day ago
Use of the term “rules-based order” is itself a craven avoidance of the correct term, “international law”. As the US has been in constant violation of international law for many decades and in direct violation of the UN charter, it has stopped referring to international law in the press and other propaganda, including official communication. Rules-based order simply means that the US makes up rules and orders other countries to obey them.
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Liquid H
1 day ago
@Michelle Rainer Erdogan’s double talk takes some learning to understand my young friend.
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Harry Mills
1 day ago
@ca mu Nations of the West give a lot of lip service to democracy and self-determination. A referendum would be hard to argue their way around. China and India don’t need to say anything. They’ll just continue trading with Russia. In the case of India, they’ll happily launder Russian gas and oil, selling it in Europe at a huge markup. As for the USA, we’re maybe one election away from being 100% self-sufficient in fossil fuels. Much of Europe, especially in the North, could also be energy self-sufficient in a relatively short time, once they finally boot out the deluded green types.
And if the West collectively started using atomic power, the planet would benefit enormously.
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Michelle Rainer
1 day ago
@Liquid H well, he gave an interview on American tv yesterday, and it is understandable, why would Erdogan want Crimea under Russian control?look at a map to find the answer
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Liquid H
1 day ago
@Michelle Rainer I know the region very well…
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Ramon Pilgrim
1 day ago
@ca mu Kashmir i believe for India would be the issue
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Yurichtube
1 day ago
@ca mu Taiwan doesn’t need a referendum because they lay claim on China and vice versa.
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Harsh
1 day ago
@Ramon Pilgrim Kashmir is not an issue. It’s an Integral Part of India Historically. And If India and Pakistan agree to have a referendum in Kashmir then UN Charter will be followed which clearly directs Pakistan to remove it’s forces from PoK, which Of course Pakistan will not do. So the situation will remain the same until both Countries go to war and try to capture the land by force, which most likely will go in favor of India.
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Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
They won’t recognize it until Ukr surrenders and thus accept the lost. But other country like Syria or North Korea might recognize it sooner as they already have diplomatic relation with DPR/LPR.
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Bolshoe Feodor
1 day ago
@ca mu These regions are not “breaking away”. They are, in fact, reversing a former, seriously dodgy “breaking away”, and they are reversing it and are reuniting with the Motherland. Which is EXACTLY what China wants Taiwan to do!
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RepealSection230ForBigTech
1 day ago
@Harsh actually the condition of a referendum would only apply at the time of partition, not now because Pakistan has flooded their side with non indigenous Punjabis who outnumber indigenous Muslim Kashmiris, to the point that Kashmiri language is no longer spoken in Pakistan OCCUPIED Kashmir yet it is the daily languages of Indian Kashmir. The native Kashmir Muslims and inhabitants of Pakistan OCCUPIED Kashmir and native Muslim inhabitants of Pakistan OCCUPIED Gilgit Baltistan want to join India.
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RepealSection230ForBigTech
1 day ago
@Bolshoe Feodor The difference is that Putin refused to take back those regions until they proved that it’s was something the local people wanted via a vote. That is totally different from CCP China trying to take Taiwan by FORCE. Remember the CCP have NEVER controlled Taiwan and therefore have no right to claim it. Just like Belorussia exists as separate state even though they are part of the same civilization.
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patricia allan
1 day ago
@David Cox I would never trust Erdogan.
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rl kenna
1 day ago
@Searle Arnold Does this mean upon accepting the referendum by NATO countries, the sanctions against Russia will be withdrawn? If not, W Europe will freeze or starve this winter.
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Don Hermiston
1 day ago
@RepealSection230ForBigTech I agree with your take on Taiwan. the Chinese ceded Taiwan to the Japanese in the 19th century. And, as you have posted, the CCP has never controlled Taiwan.

Searle Arnold
1 day ago
@rl kenna No, the referendum doesn’t have to be accepted by NATO or the west. Any individual country willing to suffer the consequences, stand above the crowd and recognize the referendum as legal will do. Iran, or others who have been on the bad side of the west would probably do it because they’ve been climbing out of a hole already. There are a handful of countries who may sit on the sidelines and not outright recognize it, but also not condemn it and continue as if it isn’t a factor (BRICS). They’ll be able play both sides because the result will be the same. The world is still moving forward now and will continue to no matter the result and possible escalation. The poor in the world will be worse off, the elites have enough cushion to be ok.
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Mila Lewis
1 day ago
@Michelle Rainer : If memory serves me well, I believe China and India abstained from voting on the UN resolution re Crimea. Other than the usual US client states, most countries either abstained or were recorded absent for the vote.
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Michelle Rainer
1 day ago
@Mila Lewis this is possible, but abstaining does not mean they recognized the annexation of Crimea🤡it just means they can’t afford trouble with Russia
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Sonar Bangla
1 day ago
Indeed, Putin’s strategy to hold referendum in Ukraine, will also be successful in Georgia and Armenia.
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Mila Lewis
22 hours ago
@Michelle Rainer : Oh… and to be clear, abstaining DOES NOT mean, ipso facto, that they recognised the annexation. It means they chose to remain neutral.
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Sammy O
17 hours ago
@Michelle Rainer In that case Turkey should return Cypres to it’s rightful owner

Michelle Rainer
17 hours ago
@Sammy O yes maybe, but this is a different conflict we can discuss another day, for the moment we have a war in Europe and this is more urgent and needs sorting out

Mila Lewis
16 hours ago
@Michelle Rainer : Good grief. It was an example of precedence. Surely you can’t possibly be so obtuse you didn’t understand that.
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Maerts Cisum
16 hours ago
@Michelle Rainer millions westerners all over the place around the world… what do you say?

Sammy O
16 hours ago
@Michelle Rainer This was a discussion about Erdogan not excepting the Donbas region as Russian territory even if they vote to join the Russian Federation. He can’t have it both ways. And I’m sure Putin will remind him of the fact, that Turkey invaded another NATO country, without provocation
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General Winter
16 hours ago
@David Cox I am wondering if Xi will start some thing around Taiwan during this as a way to get the US to be more reserved. And if NATO makes a massive escalation in Ukraine then China may seize the opportunity. It didn’t help when Biden told 60 minutes that the US would militarily aid Taiwan and has plans to sell arms in a lend-lease arrangement. I feel sorry for the Taiwanese, but they need to seek a positive relationship with China.
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General Winter
16 hours ago
@Michelle Rainer well the sneaky thing is… Erdogan can just be a shyster and say that since those lands are now Russia with Russian speaking people, that all Current Ukrainian lands are no longer occupied. He can point to the International Court’s Advisory opinion on Kosovo and the Referendum results to bolster that rational. In any event, Erdogan likes to play both sides.
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James Breault
16 hours ago
Exactly rigjt

Nicholas #51
15 hours ago
That prospect excited me

Michelle Rainer
15 hours ago
@General Winter haha, what if Erdogan will say Crimea and the East of Ukraine used to be part of the Turkish Empire and he will invade it to protect the Tatar population and their language in this area?

Michelle Rainer
15 hours ago
@Sammy O one more time, nobody will accept a referendum held in the middle of a war zone , where half the territory is under Ukrainian control-the AFU has just entered Luhansk and the front there is collapsing
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Anders Andersson
14 hours ago
China or India has not yet recognized Crimea as part of Russia. China knows the moment they officially do it then 100 countries around the world will recognize Taiwan as independent state.

Anders Andersson
14 hours ago
@David Cox Pure speculation as Erdogan said Russia must leave all occupied territories including Crimea. Alexis didnt mention it and he didnt say it because their crowd of sheep dont want to hear it

Anders Andersson
14 hours ago
@Maerts Cisum Maybe US should hold a referendum in Syria and then the Northern part of Syria are lost forever for Syria and Putler

Anders Andersson
14 hours ago
@Bolshoe Feodor Totally against the people’s will.

General Winter
13 hours ago
@Michelle Rainer well Crimea never wanted to really be part of Ukraine the ’90s showed that they were very reticent to ever join Ukraine and in fact negotiated a modification to the Ukrainian constitution in order to have autonomy. But since you said Ukraine voted for Independence I would like to point out that the DPR and LPR also voted for independence from Ukraine.
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ba sook
13 hours ago
I agree, but I don’t think people of Donbas really cares about what WEST thinks. after all, Ukraine didn’t honor Minsk Accord

G Kagara
13 hours ago
@Michelle Rainer Erdogan is sly, he is politician through and through he wake up saying something and going to sleep saying another.
I’d say Turkey need to made up their mind soon.
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Michelle Rainer
13 hours ago
@ba sook this is a lie, it was Russia that kept sending troops to Donbas to keep the conflict going all these 8 years, despite they agreed in the Minsk agreement to withdraw their troops

deltasquared7777
1 day ago
The fact that Russian passports have been issued in these regions for quite some time now indicates that this is not a new plan.
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IF IF
1 day ago
Yes, but that was also done to help refugees
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Lex Pavlinov
18 hours ago
@ARGARTHIE!!! … THE WOLF!!! how old are you?
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Konan Tenshi
17 hours ago
Well no shit. Donetsk and Luhansk already voted to join Russia 7 or 8 years ago, this is just a vote reaffirming their intentions to separate from Ukraine a second time.
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Seer Seerwealth
14 hours ago
Perfect answer.
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G Kagara
13 hours ago
Lol Russian citizen doesn’t need passport it’s different if they Issue ID card of Russian nationality.

Dave Mandaro
1 day ago
It’s time for referendums, the people have waited and suffered long enough. The West has zero interest in negotiations.
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Adrian Nenu
1 day ago
How about UN monitored referendums in the occupied and recently liberated regions of Ukraine? And the refugees who fled the regions should have the right to vote as well, not just those who are present. It’s the fair thing to do so nobody will question the legitimacy of the referendums.
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H. L. Mencken
1 day ago
I thought they were seeking independence?
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JPzyx
1 day ago
@H. L. Mencken the sad truth of life is that places like that cannot be independent, they have to be a part of smth bigger to be safe.
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David Critchley
1 day ago (edited)
@H. L. Mencken independent from Ukraine. Most of them are Russian speakers who rightly “object” to being fired on and killed by Ukrainian military as civilians. Which happened for 8 years. The flash point was when an unelected junta took over in 2014 backed by the yanks. They told the Russian speakers to forget the rights they had enjoyed. In 2015 an agreement was reached but Kiev never enforced it
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NXTk
1 day ago
@Adrian Nenu Russia setting up 85 voting offices on mainland, so refugees could vote. It’s not possible in the case of EU for obvious reasons.
China has already stated to attend referendums as a spectator.
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NXTk
1 day ago
@H. L. Mencken Independence to reunify with Russia, east coast(odessa, mariupol) and south(kiev, dnepropetrovsk, chernigov, kharkov, donbass) is historically Russian lands populated by ethnically Russian people.
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Chico Malo
1 day ago (edited)
@H. L. Mencken That has mostly been a “we’ll fight that battle when it comes” issue among ethnic Russians in Ukraine. Once free from Ukraine, some wanted Russian annexation and others wanted independence.
The war has changed things. Specifically the public torture & purgings in towns retaken by the Zelenskites. This has shifted almost universal support to permanent Russian military protection.
I personally suspect a large part of Russia’s decision to withdraw from Kharkiv was the determination that a successful referendum there isn’t viable therefore Russia was losing lives/equipment waiting on “standby” without a coherent objective.
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B B
23 hours ago
@H. L. Mencken They tried adapting to Ukraine but things went down hill very badly in the 90’s and Putin revived them through trade and commerce
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B B
23 hours ago
@H. L. Mencken Ukraine eliminated all the soviets and communists Lenin compromised with them by creating the administrative borders of “Ukraine to give them some autonomy and right to government. This was out of the treaty of Brest-Litovsk

B B
23 hours ago
@H. L. Mencken You got your Ukranian history lesson I hope it helped. Ukraine were originally communists until they were massacred by the nationalists, nazis, and Russia has had mixed relations with them since the even with Lenin’s compromise and numerous five years plans the made Ukraine the juggernaught it was even after the collapse of USSR
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tony p
23 hours ago
@Adrian Nenu How about UN monitored elections in Ukraine where all opposition parties can also be included.
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B B
23 hours ago
@H. L. Mencken “War is politics by other means” Von Clausewitz

Jane Lyapustina
23 hours ago
@Adrian Nenu referendum is NOT for Ukraine nor up to Ukraine to decide how to conduct it. It’s up to the Donbas republics and for Donbas republics. Yes, the Donbas residents that fled the region will be able to participate, because most of them, if not all of them fled to Russia – over 2 million people had fled before Feb 2022, and more after Feb 2022. Russia put a mechanism in place for them to vote too.
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Joel Monterrey
22 hours ago
We have an interest in sending Ukraine the big weapons.

Angiebaby99
22 hours ago
@Adrian Nenu Do you honestly believe the UN would not be biased in favour of the US ? Because I don’t. It’s like those mass graves they’ve found, the people who should be doing that investigation should be totally neutral.
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Afshin Shahzamani
21 hours ago
@Adrian Nenu Does “nobody” and the UN question the legitimacy of the referendum in Crimea? How about in Catalonia? Get with the times: there is no UN anymore; there is the western imperialist world, and there is the rest of the world.
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Afshin Shahzamani
21 hours ago
@H. L. Mencken Not quite. Back in 2014, the DPR & LPR held referendums to be indpendent from Ukraine, AND also to join Russia. It was Russia that rejected reunification in a misguided attempt to gain international recognition for Crimea’s incorporation into Russia, and also to freeze the conflict and encourage the progress and signing of the first Minsk Agreement. Ukraine’s complete disregard for the Minsk Agreements – all part of NATO plans – is how we arrive to our present predicaments.
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Adrian Nenu
21 hours ago
A UN supervised referendum would be the most fair of all and recognized as such by everyone, except Russia.

Joel Monterrey
19 hours ago
@Adrian Nenu You’re joking right? There was ballot stuffing, opponents who could actually beat Vladimof Putler “fell out windows.” You really must be kidding.

Joel Monterrey
19 hours ago
@Adrian Nenu Did you not know that Putin was head of KGB? He is a career KGB man. I want you to really think long and hard about what that type of leadership would be like.

Bigtruckseriesreview Motorsports
1 day ago
I feel bad for the innocent people who suffered on both sides.
Europe is changed forever.
Russia’s relationship with the world will never be the same.
PUTIN, however has defeated globalists in a way I never thought anyone could.
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Winner Winner Chicken dinner
Winner Winner Chicken dinner
1 day ago
The way he did it without started the whole things were priceless
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Barbara Wilson
1 day ago
Yes, I felt bad fir all the innocence in Serbia, Iraq, Libya , Afkan, Syria, ect at the hands of the West nato
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CarTrips
1 day ago
@Tehnik Surely enough reason for most wars that ever happened.
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Pham Hong Ha
1 day ago
Russia still have love and respect from at least 2/3 of world population.
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Christopher Powell
1 day ago
@Barbara Wilson The key word is *innocent and I agree 100%.
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Moira Scott
1 day ago
@Pham Hong Ha Probably more than that, as many of us westerners are not in agreement with what our leaders are doing. World peace is what I pray for with no country dominating another and everyone trading and helping each other. Why is that so difficult???
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Liquid H
1 day ago
@Tehnik конечно
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james bond
1 day ago
God bless Russia and India.
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Mark
1 day ago
Europe is not the world do not treat us like subhuman you only think europe is the world the rest are nothing
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Yurichtube
1 day ago
@Pham Hong Ha 85%
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Iga 27
1 day ago
Europe changed forever? Not the first time and surely not the last time.
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Barbara Wilson
1 day ago
@Christopher Powell I know lol to late to change it
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Moira Scott
1 day ago
@CarTrips I would if I could, unfortunately all of our political leaders are singing from the same hymn book. None of them are looking for peace – just escalation. All of them looking out for themselves – how to climb the political ladder and enrich themselves imo.
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liana sammartino
1 day ago
I wonder about Kharkov and Odessa…. if I would live there i would try to move to Donbass…
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Sélia Bagão
1 day ago
Which whole world??? My Country has a very good relationship with Russia and we even don’t need Visa to visit the wonderful Russia. What do RU and US think they are to decide anything? It is over!
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Sélia Bagão
1 day ago
@CarTrips who started and maintain it? I think you can read and inform yourself.
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Aleksejs Suharevs
1 day ago
Never say “Never”.
And the Collective West is not the world; merely one side of it.
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Jax
1 day ago
@Barbara Wilson this! You are 💯
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دفرات سنغال
1 day ago
Not the world .we africain love Russia. We have any problem to colaborate with…
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Annelie de wet
1 day ago
No no no, not the whole world. Half of the world has just discovered Russia anew and fell head over heels in love with the Big Mother.
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Fred Mullison
1 day ago
Europe changed forever? Really? Funny, it looks like the same old Europe to me.
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Zeta Reticulan
22 hours ago
@Moira Scott
It’s difficult because of one country, the US.
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Always Censored
16 hours ago
@Barbara Wilson Watch Armenia and the surrounding area.
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Always Censored
16 hours ago
@Angry Happy The thing to look for is cheaper energy. Power to the people changes everything. Have the Russians been working on small modular reactors. They actually have a lot of history with those, good and bad.

CarTrips
15 hours ago
@Angry Happy the T stands for treaty, not trade. But yeah, fascists only ever go away if they are utterly defeated.

Motörhead
15 hours ago
Without Russia there is no world that is for certain
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Mark Crisp
15 hours ago
@Tehnik Who shelled who? We never hear about this….What has opened my eyes is how biased our Governments and press are.
Biggest joke is they tell us we are fighting for democracy…”
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Galena Vlasova
15 hours ago
@Tehnik 8 лет назад просили его помочь.
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Mark Crisp
14 hours ago
@CarTrips I thought you was talking about Canada for a minute..
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CarTrips
14 hours ago
@Mark Crisp yep, a lot of that describes many western countries as well.

ba sook
13 hours ago
I agree with you 100%. this all happen because France and Germany disregarded the Minsk Accord.
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BLACK JACK
1 day ago
The State Duma adopted a package of amendments on military service. Thus, all have been prepared for a major war of offenses when mobilization takes place in wartime. A massive transfer of Russian military equipment has taken place. However, seeing the progress of the SMO, which seems to be still on a small scale, indicates that the force is prepared for a big war.
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France Clémence Fradet
1 day ago
Praying hard for the referendums to go through quickly and safely. Russia has to expel Washington proxies in Donbass cuanto antes and clean the region of terrorists.
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Lavonne Traylor
Lavonne Traylor
1 day ago
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
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Marina Kaplan
1 day ago
Cuánto antes, ojalá!
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TheMcAXEL
14 hours ago (edited)
“Cuanto antes” sounds amazing 👏

Nick Beat
1 day ago
This is what happens when amateurs like Vanderliynn take on a seasoned political veteran like Putin.
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Nigel Baird
Nigel Baird
1 day ago
Oh my, I can hardly contain my joy. From this morning, I have gone from being deeply distressed by the horrendous shelling of civilians in the Donbas, to this afternoon and on understanding how these fast-moving developments can bring about an end to these 8 years of such heinous atrocities perpetrated against these courageous citizens of the Donbas. This is the way forward, but we must not underestimate the other side.
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Eric S
1 day ago
This isn’t just Donbas though. This is Kherson and Zaporizhzhia as well. And these regions never joined the Donbas rebellion of 2014 nor have they ever expressed any interest whatsoever in joining Russia until they were conquered. What Medvedev is saying seems to be saying is “OK Ukraine now we’ve conquered a bunch of your territory and we’re going to annex it and if you fight back then it will apparently be nuclear war”. I mean how else do you interpret “the full might of the Russian military”? So much for Russia being the great defenders of ‘international law’ that they have been claiming to be for the last decade. If this is their intent then they really are a terrorist state and should be treated as such. Ukraine should launch a massive artillery barrage on these territories before, during, and after the ‘referendums’.
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Ruth Cares
13 hours ago
I feel exactly the same.
My concern is that the collective West will supply Ukr with “dirty bombs” as they used in Iraq, or long range missiles against Moscow.
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Intreductor
10 hours ago
@Eric S what if conquered territories vote against it or are the results set in advance? Hope it won’t be an Austrian type referendum.
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Sam
1 day ago
It is about time to get this done for good, and end this operation and get the Russia whole again.
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Dieter Brand
1 day ago
It doesn’t matter what spin the collective West puts on it, the historical fact remains that Russia has refused to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics for 8 long years. It is only after 8 years that Russia recognized their independence because Ukraine used that time to rearm with the help of Nato without ever implementing Minsk II. The West/Ukraine wanted a military solution. Now, they are getting a military solution.
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Passer By
1 day ago
Good point.
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Kathy Larson
1 day ago
Not about recognizing independence which didn’t put them under Russia protection, they asked for help whereas Russia responded, now they will be under Russia federation so under Russia protection
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Charles Achilefu
1 day ago
Couldn’t have said it better.
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Chip Sills
1 day ago
Very sensible reminder, sir!
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Bruce Behrhorst
17 hours ago (edited)
Exactly, finally the SMO has move into a ‘Novorossiya Phase’ a Protectorate under Russian administration. The territories of which borders will runs along the Dneiper river to current National borders.
These are clean defendable borders.
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Aidan Linehan
16 hours ago
It worked great in Reichenberg!

Gergely Zoltan
1 day ago
Dont forget Odessa. A real Russian city. WOuld be shame if it was left with a nazi state
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Iris
Iris
1 day ago
Russians will liberate not only Odessa, but other Russian cities
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Dave Ess
1 day ago
… thinking that .. founded by Catherine the Great in 1794 and very much a ‘Russian’ city ..
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Theo Schütz
1 day ago
Agree fully
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A P
1 day ago (edited)
EU should be cut from the sea roots as they have asked for and Odessa should be brought home. The matter of time. Otherwise I can hardly imagine how VVP would support a decision of not doing that. Let`s see
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Redscope
1 day ago
@Dave Ess unless Catherine Great had a time machine and magic herself back to 1415 when the city was founded nope she did not 🙂
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studio bauhaus
1 day ago
@Dave Ess who gave Odessa to Ukraine?
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Vaska Tumir
1 day ago
@Redscope There were settlements there before Catherine the Great ordered the construction of a city there. Odessa was founded by her, though.
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Vaska Tumir
1 day ago
@studio bauhaus Lenin, I think.
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Redscope
1 day ago
@Vaska Tumir The city already existed so it cannot be founded by her can it. She just renamed it. If Ukraine renames Odessa to NoPutins City does that mean they founded it now ?
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DSM 5D
1 day ago
There is a danger that the referenda will force Russia into a position of defending the new territories rather than pushing west along the coast to Transnistria. Once the votes are accepted, Russia will be obliged to push Ukrainian artillery out of shelling range. Maybe they will consolidate the new territories over the winter and push west in the spring.
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dino volla
1 day ago
Not a shame, a tragedy.
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Joe the king Hawk
1 day ago
Odessa, there is no rush.
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Ded Mozay
1 day ago (edited)
@Redscope What city, you funny man? There was a primitive settlement there that was completely wiped off the face of the earth during the construction of Odessa, a modern for the period port designed from scratch. That shitty settlement wasn’t “renamed”, nor was it even replaced, rather completely disregarded. If there was nothing there at all it would have made zero difference for the construction of Odessa, for which the location was chosen strictly for its favorable geographical features port-building wise. I suppose it would be world-shattering news to you, but every big city on this earth was preceded by some tiny village, that nobody now knows about. And unless you also think that a city like London was founded some time in the paleolithic era, due to some neanderthal settlement being there at the time (which should have been surely called London by your logic), you’d do your self a favor by deleting your posts above, before more people see them to laugh at.
PS. If your opinion persists, go to the UNESCO website, find a listing on Odessa and confirm for yourself that the founding date is 1794–something that’s recognized by the entire globe, minus a youtuber called Redscope.
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Redscope
1 day ago (edited)
@Ded Mozay London was founded by the romans it was called Londinium. Nobody is claiming that because they renamed in the 19th to London that it was not founded by them. Neither did the fact it was burnt to the ground just 4 years after it was founded change that or the fact after the romans left and the city was empty for years did anyone claim it was not founded by the Romans. So you picked a really shitty example of completely the opposite of the point you tried to make. Nice going you could not have screwed that example up any more if tried to do it on pupose !!! lol
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Redscope
1 day ago
@Amiralsrbani Russia has been in the war for 6 months they are further away from taking Odessa that when they started the war. The population of the city is 1 million that have had 6 months to create a defense system and have a massive under city tunnel network. Do you want me to draw you a pop up book of how difficult it would be for the Russia army to take it ? Right now Russia has less than 200,000 men in the whole of the Ukraine. Russia cannot even hold on to the land it has taken and your having wet dreams over russia taking Odessa in your dreams.
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Uncle Vanya
1 day ago
@Redscope London was never empty, it was burnt during the Boudicca revolt but quickly rebuilt. It fell into decline in the 500s but was still one of the most important Cities in Britain. You example is shitty. Odessa was Russian and will be again shortly 😛
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Timothy Standish
19 hours ago
As was mentioned regarding Kharkiv, I agree. The positivity Ukraine and the west feels regarding Kharkiv region (and ignoring the loss of live that was suffered there) will be completely forgotten as 4 regions cede to Russia. This is an enormous loss for them.
I expect the same to happen over time.
Nikolaev/Odessa/Dnepropetrovsk/Kirovghorad in wave 2. (South)
Kharkiv/Sumy/Poltava and possibly Chernigov in wave 3. (North east)
Or these waves to happen in reverse order.
But groupings of territory taken and then in chunks, group referendums to join Russia.
This however has limitations as the further west Russia goes, there is likely less desire to join Russia as culturally these regions are more Ukrainian culture than Russian. Lviv being a former Polish region etc.
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Bernard M
1 day ago
Something tells me Ukraine will do a huge push right before and during these referendums. Once these areas are Russia, no battle will be possible without extreme consequences.
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Dolle Dries
Dolle Dries
1 day ago
But can they manage it?
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Юлия Кулемина
1 day ago
Huge effort to push, not more..
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Bitrus David
1 day ago
Russia will need to occupy Ukraine first in order for it not to be a threat if Zelensky refuses to surrender.
Without occupation, the goal of demilitarization and denazification won’t be fulfilled
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Knight Shift
1 day ago
I was thinking almost the same thing. I heard RU was stepping up the fight the last few days. This must be why…idk
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Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
Surely RAF was ready for that before the date was announced by DPR/LPR/Kherson.
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NXTk
1 day ago
@Bitrus David we could totally expect russian army closing Ukraine – Polish border.
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Uncle Vanya
1 day ago
@NXTk I think they will take all the land East of the Dnieper from Kharkov to Nicolaiv and then along the coast past Odessa to connect with Transnistria. Hungary gets Trans Carpathia and Poland gets Lviv. The rump state becomes totally neutered and a permanent chain around the EU’s neck.
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Mark Crisp
15 hours ago
Well…then the question is. Who blinks first. This is our “Bay of Pigs Moment”
Do they attack “Russia…” If so, what will Russia do?

NXTk
15 hours ago
@Mark Crisp Russia will mobilize and push back as always.

Claus O
11 hours ago
The main problem is that these areas are NOT belonging to Russia by any international laws. Just because you invade a country and throw a sham referendum in the middle of a bloody war where half the population has fled in panic does not make it Russian. To argue so is insane and kindergarten logic….
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Bernard M
10 hours ago (edited)
@Claus O Well you could argue the same about Kosovo, the fact is that over 90% of the people in Kosovo are Albanians and therefore they have a legitimate claim to the territory. The same is true for the regions in Ukraine, they are ethnically Russian and they did not want to be a part of the new Ukraine. So this doesn’t come from thin air as Russia and Ukraine were negotiating for these areas to stay Ukrainian but under the condition they have more self-governing which is how conflicts were solved in Bosnia for example where there’s a Serbian and Croatian part that has more autonomy in Bosnia but they are still a part of Bosnia. Ukraine refused this and waged war with these territories for 8 years killing 14.000 ethnic russians.
This conflict is not as black and white as the media claims, and good and evil are defined by where you live and which media you watch. Just think about the fact that they have censored all Russian media while claiming we live in democratic counteies in the west. You can’t even hear the other sides argument and form your own conclusion. We are treated like children and the politicans are the only “grownups” who can handle information according to our elected “leaders”
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Paul Meaney
1 day ago
Absolutely brilliant analysis from the maestro journalists in charge of the university of journalism. A tonic, soothing to the listeners ear to hear proper honest, transparent geopolitical analysis of the SMO, unlike the fiction blurted out by western mainstream ‘journalists’ Alexander and Alex explain the real picture. Thank you gentlemen you’re both an inspiration.
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Нино Бурдик
Нино Бурдик
1 day ago
🎯
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Gothic Serpant-99
1 day ago
Here here
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richard carlyon
1 day ago
@Gothic Serpant-99 surely ‘serpent’s, surely ‘Hear!Hear!’, as it is an encouragement to listen. English DICTIONARIES are widely available…
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John Vajcner
1 day ago
Absolutely reiterate the comment by Paul Meaney! And adding a sigh of premature relief for Crimea. Go Russia!
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Mai Parks
1 day ago
@richard carlyon it is also an affirmation of support for the speaker.
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tom tremaine
1 day ago
Ever hear of
spellcheck/autocorrect?

Steve Stone
1 day ago
Hear hear very well said.
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Francis Heperi
1 day ago
@richard carlyon It is an English custom that needed to be explained.
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Zacarias Blanco
1 day ago
You two men provide a more sober, thorough and balanced analysis of the situation, than the entire Main stream media industrial complex. Thank you
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N Ni T
1 day ago
Interesting developments….. Winter is coming..and it will reveal the true winner of this grate game between Russia and USA..
Sad for Ukraine..used as a mere pawn
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CC
1 day ago
Great, not grate
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mvp019
1 day ago
@CC I don’t know – US foreign policy definitely grates on my nerves.
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CC
1 day ago
@mvp019 We are in a written medium here. Correct grammar is important.
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Broly Pcs
1 day ago
But Ukraine was happy about it so no remorse.
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mvp019
1 day ago
@CC So is humor – I was making a pointed joke off his spelling/grammar error – remember, not everyone here has English as their main language.
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Toghudji
1 day ago
@mvp019 !!!!!greatly grated!!!!!!!!
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Knight Shift
1 day ago
@CC This is an international forum. Refrain from correcting peoples English. It’s rude beyond belief.
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Echos Bunnywoman
1 day ago
@CC rude ! What if English isn’t his first language?
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Passer By
1 day ago
@Knight Shift No. Because grate means something different. And the guy who made a joke was entitled to do so. Relax. Play on words is one of the most innocent forms of humour.

ibdalia
1 day ago
@Knight Shift 💯

Reza
1 day ago
Yes to referendums, must honor people’s choices and needs. Appreciate the commentary and all you do day in and day out. Thank you so very much, gentlemen!!!
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David Apps
1 day ago
So sad that tens of thousands of Ukrainian men and woman have been thrown into the meat grinder by NATO and USA . Let’s hope all this finishes soon.
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Nigel Baird
Nigel Baird
1 day ago
I forgot one legal point; when Crimea held its referendum, where it’s citizens overwhelmingly voted to return to, that is to join the Russian Federation, there was no statute whereby Russia could offer and accept a territory into the Federation. The Duma got to passing the statute very promptly, so that now with the statute already on the books, we will expect post-referendum to be a quick and smooth procedure.
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shantibel
1 day ago
Only Alexander could produce the phrase ‘intensely relaxed’. Love it. Thank you, Duran, for keeping us abreast of developments, with your deeply informed perspective.
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Mousie Brown
1 day ago
Excellent !
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AK
1 day ago (edited)
Mission Accomplished. Bravo to Alex’s and to LPR/DPR/Russia.
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Nunnles
1 day ago
The mission has not been accomplished yet.
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QwiTTa ICE
1 day ago (edited)
but what if Ukraine still joins EU/Nato as a counter measure?
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Rm
1 day ago
@QwiTTa ICE They cannot join NATO, in their articles there is that join can only countries, which will keep the organisation safe and stable, which is not ukraine with war on its territory
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QwiTTa ICE
1 day ago
@Sélia Bagão Logically you would think so. But as we know, US ultimately decides what the EU/NATO will look like? Make no mistake US has invested a lot in this war and eventually it wants something in return even if it is at the expense of its “allies” .
I have even heard H. Clinon say that Putin has failed as president, because he has taken the (natural) resources of Ukraine.
This says enough where US is hunting?
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Smarrrrrt
1 day ago
I adore the way Alexander kicks off every phrase with “You are AAAAAAAAAAAAbsolulety right!” 😄
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Anni Selinschek
Anni Selinschek
1 day ago
That’s 🙂
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Bub
1 day ago
Good day! May I just say! You are absolutely right! Lol I love his catch phrases, once you hear those you know he’s about to spit some absolute truth.
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Liquid H
1 day ago
95% of the time he agrees with Alex. But sometimes he does disagree.
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Thomas Huth
1 day ago
I I I I I I I I .. ha have to agree. Let me just say first….you are absolutely right!
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Bub
1 day ago
@Liquid H Well they both have a very similar world view, that being the true world view. Ideology doesn’t corrupt their minds, they are true classical liberals.
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J D
1 day ago
And how he stresses ‘BUT’
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Smarrrrrt
1 day ago
@J D I am not a military expert BUT… 😄
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terefe feyssa
1 day ago
Smarrrrrt: I didn’t like Your comment. It is very annoying and I am very disappointed to say the least.

terefe feyssa
1 day ago
@Smarrrrrt : Did You repeat again?☹️

Rod Cole
15 hours ago
I also like how Alex opens every video with “Alrighttt Ilixenderrrr”
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Heimo Moilanen
15 hours ago
The same phrase with Rick Wakeman musician and composer (formerly of prog band Yes) without those As, though. 😀

Heimo Moilanen
15 hours ago (edited)
@Thomas Huth You are absolutely right!

namur 1990
1 day ago
As a result of high-precision strikes on the temporary deployment points of the 81st airmobile and 66th mechanized brigades of the AFU near the villages of Chervonyi Oskol and Studenok of the Kharkiv region, the 93rd mechanized brigade in the Bogorodichnoye district of the DPR more than 120 Ukrainian servicemen, three tanks and 12 cars were destroyed. High-precision strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the temporary deployment points of the 35th Marine Brigade of the AFU and the 114th Territorial Defense Brigade near the village of Novogrigorovka and Novaya Odessa in the Nikolaev region destroyed more than 70 Ukrainian servicemen, over 15 units of special military equipment and vehicles.
Strikes on the combat positions of the Ukrainian 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade near the villages of Ternovka and Andreevka in the Kherson region eliminated up to 100 servicemen and seven armored combat vehicles of the AFU. In addition, the workshops of an armored plant where the military equipment of this AFU unit was repaired were destroyed in the city of Nikolaev.
During the day, six control points of the AFU near the settlement of Dolina, Tatyanovka, Artemovsk (Bakhmut) in the DPR, Lezhino, Kirovo in the Zaporozhye region, Bereznegovatoye in the Nikolaev region, as well as 49 artillery units, manpower and military equipment in 142 other districts were hit by strikes of Russian aviation, rocket troops and artillery.
Five warehouses of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition were destroyed near Seversk, Katerinovka, Dobrovolye in the DPR, Brahinovka in the Dnipropetrovsk region and Stepnoye in the Zaporozhye region.
A Su-24 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down by fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces near Novozhelannoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The Russian air defense forces intercepted 12 UAVs near Petrovskoye, Khanzhenkovo, Blagoveshchenka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Molodezhnoye, Priozernoye, Muzykovka, Zelenovka, Posad-Pokrovskoye and Lyubimovka in the Kherson region.
Two US-made HARM anti-radar missiles were shot down near the city of Kherson. In addition, 27 shells of the American HIMARS MLRS, as well as of the Ukrainian Vilkha MLRS were intercepted near Donetsk in the DPR, Chervonopopovka in the LPR, Novaya Kakhovka, Berislav, Verovka, Tomarino and Veseloye in the Kherson region.
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Vessel of the Auditor
Vessel of the Auditor
1 day ago
Lol…
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Cipri Cipri
1 day ago
Is that you Comrade Konashenko? 😀

Vane Speer
1 day ago
@Vessel of the Auditor Children who speak in duel meaning acronyms have never impressed me.
It is probably a fear driven trait that partially covers for your juvenile understanding of what the facts bear out.
Point is; time to grow up junior if you want to talk with the adults.
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Always Censored
16 hours ago
That’s a bunch of info no media reports. Where did you find that?

JGalt1776
1 day ago
I figured Putin would come up with a clever workaround no one could even foresee. Genius move from him as per usual.
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Dj Doolittle
1 day ago
He’s on the ropes my friend. He never realised it would be this this tough in making a country surrender. Adolf Hitler felt the same eventually.
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Mr. Golov
1 day ago
@Dj Doolittle and you have insight in Purim’s thoughts and conversation with his advisors? Hollywood is a helluva drug!
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PutXi Whipped
1 day ago
@Dj Doolittle LMAO neocon BINGO: comparing Putin to Hitler
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LVArturs
1 day ago (edited)
How is this a clever workaround? His army is being pushed back, so he’s forced to make embarrassing moves, like accepting territories in Russia that aren’t even under its full control. Latest news is also that there are signs Russia might be starting mobilization, which is extremely unpopular with the public. Again, because its existing forces weren’t enough. And it isn’t even guaranteed this will work – Russians have a long tradition of men aged 18-27 going into a bit of a hiding until 28.
In addition, Ukrainian forces are shelling actual Russian territory (mostly Belgorod region), another sad fail.
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ALLisOn e
1 day ago
@LVArturs someone lied to you lol
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Zacarias Blanco
1 day ago
Take a look at the new map of Russia in a few days and tell me if this is being against the ropes.
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Francois Gobbi
1 day ago
Yeah. So genius 🤡
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PutXi Whipped
1 day ago
@LVArturs LMAO so much NATOady cope.
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Bitrus David
1 day ago
@LVArturs Russia has not declared war yet Russia is not mobilizing forces to boost the fight. They are coming to occupy all of Ukraine by December. US occupied Iraq after the invasion that removed Saddam
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Francois Gobbi
1 day ago
@Redscope it’s clear as daylight but here you’re speaking to quite an audience that thrives on confirmation bias and wishful thinking; also not a too brilliant one, IMO.
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LVArturs
1 day ago
@ALLisOn e in what sense? I’m basing the mobilization increased likelihood due to today’s news that Russian lawmakers are moving quickly to approve new laws that heavily punish (starting at 5 years imprisonment) deserters and mobilization avoidance, also loss of equipment (like during Izyum retreat) etc.
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Bob Anderson
1 day ago
@Dj Doolittle Hilarious 😂
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Brian Gbur
1 day ago
Wrong

kizOman
1 day ago
@Dj Doolittle Well, he has not expected to fight the whole west 😄
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JGalt1776
1 day ago
@Dj Doolittle >Comparing the Russians to the Nazis rather than the neonazi revanchist regime in Ukraine
lol 1/10 shilling
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Kathy Larson
1 day ago
@LVArturs to much CNN, lol
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Mark Bowden
1 day ago
@Dj Doolittle is a sockpuppet account

curtis kjobech
1 day ago
Take some milk thistle Alexander. You should feel better immediately
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Annelie de wet
1 day ago
@Dj Doolittle Was it tough?
If this was tough, he must had it tough his whole life.

Annelie de wet
1 day ago
@LVArturs … ” “extremely unpopular with the public..”
Relieve my curiosity… which public?
I adore details.
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Annelie de wet
1 day ago
@Francois Gobbi ooohh…shaking in my boots… another Ukranian ghost 👻.

Francois Gobbi
1 day ago
@Annelie de wet this is a meaningless comment.

Zeta Reticulan
22 hours ago
@LVArturs
The NED have deposited $00.50 to your account for your comment. Thank you for your service.
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sda102966
21 hours ago
Mercouris looks as if he’s dying.

LVArturs
20 hours ago
@Annelie de wet Russian public. Only SMO fans are okay with it, the average person doesn’t want the mobilization to be anywhere near their life.

Angry Happy
16 hours ago
@Dj Doolittle the difference is Putin is more like Napoleon than hitler because napoleon and putin aren’t rounding anyone up and putting them in camps.

Angiebaby99
13 hours ago
@sda102966 He has a cold, not the plague.

sda102966
13 hours ago
@Angiebaby99 It’s Covid

Mario Hatz
12 hours ago (edited)
@JGault1776
I would say the whole security team brainstormed. Putin’s good but he’s got all his aides to find solutions. The security team picks the most suitable, i guess. But i do agree he is a strong, intelligent and committed man. Luckily he seems to be doing the right thing by all people, (non military of course).
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John
1 day ago (edited)
Can’t blame them they want Russian protection considering the have been shelled-bombed since the Kiev coup in 2014, with Russian language, history and culture banned etc.
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Ruth Cares
13 hours ago
My sentiments exactly. They will be annihilated unless this goes ahead.
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Barry Shaw
1 day ago
In such a fast changing world your analysis of what’s actually happening is indispensable thanks Duran for the long hard hours you’ve put in for us.
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Zulqadarr Rashid
1 day ago
Vivà le Putin 👍💖💖💖💯👍
His Excellency President Vladimir Putin is the greatest leader of the free World 🌍🌍
We fully support all his actions in Ukraine and pray for his success and glory 🙏
May God bless him and the people of Russia Amen
From Pakistan 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰
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james bond
1 day ago
God bless him.
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ba sook
13 hours ago
more world leaders are leading into Russian side

Isabela
1 day ago
Good day, gentlemen. Thank you for your daily inputs on current events. They are invaluable.
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k
1 day ago
From:- Kumar (India)
Isabel, you have been posting the “SAME” freaking comment on almost “EVERY” video of Alax/Duran ever since month of Feb. What are you ? like a 10yrs old kid or something ? that you can’t type anything else Ever, Grow up !
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TwilightOfMoore1
1 day ago
@k Do you really think insults were necessary?
If you’ve really found. Isabella comment pointless there’s a very easy solution – ignore it.
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Nunnles
1 day ago
​ @TwilightOfMoore1 How about you take your own advice?
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MCat A
1 day ago
It is definitely a bot.
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Annelie de wet
1 day ago
@MCat A That was my first thought when I read it. A bot.

JVmanila
1 day ago
Russia’s restraint despite the taunting of the west is beyond admirable. One can sense their intent to carry out their mission within the parameters of international law, and which may not be perfect but a lot better than any that the west and the US had been doing.
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Anneli Zetterström
Anneli Zetterström
1 day ago
They want to earn respect beyond this SMO.
Honor and respect to Russia and mr Putin, here from Sweden
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Ken Jack
1 day ago
I’d like to think president Putin has realised that YOU CAN’T be NICE to these extremists..you have to go in and go in hard …with Deadly FORCE …
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Mamo Kim
Mamo Kim
1 day ago
I’ve understood Russians to be excellent chess players since my teenage years and have also watched programs of historic games as well as film renditions centering around Russian chess playing. Therefore, for the past year, watching how Russians have been handling this Ukrainian/NATO/US upping the ante War Games, it wasn’t difficult or far fetched for me to view it from a 4 dimensional chess game perspective. All I can say is, I’d be one of the audience who would be gasping aloud at this brilliant move made by Russia. This “play” is made all the more fantastic when you consider the millions of lives – perhaps billions of lives – that hang in the balance and all the hundreds of thousands of lives – perhaps millions of lives – that have already paid the price of being pawns in the imperialist/oligarchic Game of Thrones. I know the game isn’t yet over, but I think I hear the opera singer in the wings, preparing for her final aria.
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Mark Crisp
15 hours ago
Bobby Fisher (US) was the best ever!
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Dino Dionne
1 day ago
The absolute best geopolitical analysis anywhere! I can’t live without your take on global affairs, gentlemen!
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ExposeTT
ExposeTT
22 hours ago
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TovarishDima
1 day ago
This is one hell of a plot twist that no one saw coming. 🤯
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Galaxy Rider
Galaxy Rider
1 day ago
Well, they did say months ago referendums would happen in autumn. We know it was the plan all along for Donbass and it became the plan for Kherson region, too, after Ukraine stopped negotiations in March.
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Николай Казанский
1 day ago (edited)
Very good news, what a relief. Mother Russia officially takes her children home from an intoxicated and abusive stepmother.
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Ariel S
Ariel S
1 day ago
I agree and I am American. I see it is best for Russia to succeed.
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Tet Kong Ong
21 hours ago
Like they say “spare the cane & spoil the child” the childish America needs a good beating to stay in line.
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Angry Happy
16 hours ago
@Tet Kong Ong exactly. the neocons have to suffer defeat to spare the world from ww3.

Ali Walil
1 day ago
Looks like the game is up. The Ukrainians could have gotten away with much less had they negotiated peace in March.
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spikemonkey
1 day ago
They listened to NATO ,😵sad the way NATO has used Ukraine
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Penny Armstrong
1 day ago
You two guys are simply so faithful to all the real facts taking place on both sides of the conflict. Keep well and going strong, with all that you are doing in bringing us NEWS. 😊
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Nikola Bogdanović
1 day ago
Gentlemen, please take note of the fact that Kosovo didn’t hold a referendum on the question of its independence and thus cannot be compared to Crimea, Donetsk or Lugansk. Its independence was proclaimed as a result of a vote in the assembly, which only came after decades of ethnic cleansing of Serbs from that area.
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Brian Gbur
1 day ago
It’s been part of Serbia for hundreds of years
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Nik Nixin
23 hours ago
@Brian Gbur thousands of years.
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Cruxifijo Cruxes
1 day ago
China and India must be looking at the opportunity to grow economically exponentially, taking advantage of lower energy prices than the western economies. This would be the opportunity for fast growth they’ve been praying for
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antoniac1234
1 day ago
Going forward, I think Odesa is going to become far more difficult for Ukraine to maintain control of. There are already frequent confrontations with the Ukrainian military and police now. Once an annexation happens, the possibility will become very real for citizens there. I suspect those confrontations may become more frequent and violent.
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Lola
Lola
1 day ago
Thanks for your report. I’m not a person that is very in tune with what is going on in Ukraine but I always thought that the media is not telling the truth. Thank you guys for your channel I can understand it better now
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spikemonkey
1 day ago
You two guys are a good match and you do a great show well informed has always something we never get on main stream
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zidermakesispooky
12 hours ago
They both hold grudges, they aren’t coming from a neutral perspective. Notice how there’s never anything but sycophantic praise in these comments, there’s no discussion.

Not Clueless
11 hours ago
@zidermakesispooky Then why are you here? Go to CNN!

zidermakesispooky
5 hours ago
@Not Clueless Is that the answer? Go from one biased source to another? Brilliant.

David Bramble
1 day ago
Potentially a game-changing initiative. What’s the betting things will change forever afterwards? Bless you both for helping us all to see this in context.
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Sinclair James
1 day ago
An absolutely wonderful summary of this important move towards this potential expansion of the Russian federation.
Last February seems so long ago and whilst sadly so many unfortunate Ukrainien victims have been lost – one does hope that this next step is as decisive and as positive as you imply.
Gentlemen, thank you so much for your patience and quality reporting.
Peace and love James…x
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IF kipling
1 day ago
Thank you both so much for your consistently exceptional analysis and hard work. Hope you feel better quickly, Alexander!
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Rothnger
1 day ago
Ukraine: counteroffensive, gonna take Crimea back,ruski surrender!
Media: counteroffensive, Ukraine winning war, Russia collapsing
LPR/DNR: referendum announced
Media/nato/Ukraine: awkward silence
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MARIO ROSSI
MARIO ROSSI
1 day ago (edited)
UE: in totally 💩and the winter is always nearest 🤣🤣🤣

Christine Kulper
1 day ago
Thank you Alex and Alexander! Love how you both explain things and make them so much clearer. 💜🙏💜
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Steve Dent
1 day ago
MSM or the Duran? Well, I simply shake my head in the difference of quality of knowledge and succinctness that the the Duran consistently delivers daily. Alex and Alexander…can I simply say Thank you!!
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Muhammed alli Adedokun
1 day ago
You both are a match made in heaven… Blessings from Nigeria 🇳🇬…
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Pasha Pasovski
1 day ago
Just spoke to my journalist friend from Moscow and he told me that there are thousands of volunteers willing to fight!
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John Joe McGonagle
1 day ago
Great clarity, with precise descriptions of how the situation is unfolding. Thanks Alex² 👍👍
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Scarlett Rayvyn
1 day ago
Definitely interesting turn. We will see what happens. Always love to hear your discussion! Thanks guys. Feel better Alexander!
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deltasquared7777
1 day ago
The question arises: what political/foreign policy structure does the US have that is at all capable of responding to Russian annexation of the Donbas and Kherson?
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Michael van
1 day ago
I don’t listen nor do I watch main stream media anymore, as your channel is the best source of information on the planet in regards to the SMO in Ukraine the geopolitical situation. Well done men 👏
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Thomas Boyd
1 day ago
Appreciate your work. Well said. Brilliant content. Spot on.
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alberto rodas
1 day ago
Western media is silent, that’s good news
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toni niemi
toni niemi
1 day ago
Thank you Alex and Alexander ! great and best analysis great men 👍
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Mr Huff’n’Puff
1 day ago (edited)
I’m curious though as to what happens in regards to the goals of demilitarization and de-badgermanization? I suppose it will simply just escalate and carry on as I cant see Ukraine ever capitulating. Ukraine is like the black knight in monty pythons. No matter how many limbs you cut off it just keeps asking for more.
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Galaxy Rider
Galaxy Rider
1 day ago
My thoughts exactly! They say that the SMO will not be a SMO any more. But weren’t those two things among the main goals of the SMO? They can probably upgrade it to an ATO though.
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Rodrigo Fonseca
1 day ago
You guys are a ray of light in this world of darkness.
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Kontan Karite
1 day ago
One issue I thought about with the republics being independent is that they would NEVER have peace with Ukraine. It would change nothing for them logistically. Independence is a nice thought and idea, but for the sake of the people there, integration into the federation is guaranteed protection with the full force of the Russian army
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MrGianeta
MrGianeta
1 day ago
they never actually wanted independence. It was either autonomy within Ukraine (that’s what was negotiated in the Minsk agreements. smth similar to what a state in the US has) or to be part of Russia if Russia agrees to take them. the main problem was with Russia saying no, since they didn’t want all the problems that come with it
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William Langley
1 day ago
Get well soon Alexander, you obviously need some rest and decongestant. I’m grateful for your good and hard work.
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Rotax 636nut
1 day ago
Thanks Duran for this very interesting update and analysis, keep safe friends
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Trevor Bayfield
1 day ago
Dangerous days. Thank you both for keeping us up to date, and your careful analysis.👍🍻
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France Clémence Fradet
1 day ago
When Elensky is living in his gin palace in Miami or wherever the heck that traitor is going to flee to, every SINGLE time he goes out someone will heckle him and call his a piece of shit. That man’s life is already over. Now he merely exists.
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István Kovács
1 day ago
Many Banderistas in Florida. Unfortunately. Their pal.
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Anne-Marie Nordin
1 day ago
👌

McNels TV
1 day ago
Who do some people including Alex say Elensky instead of Zelensky?
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Minoozola
1 day ago
@McNels TV Because the letter Z was banned in Germany and some other European countries. Calling him Elensky is a joke about that.
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Emole
11 hours ago
The last past of this video was dominated by an absolutely awakening and brilliant explanation by Alexander.Thank you both.
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Dr. Steve K
1 day ago
It’s going to be a cold, dark winter.
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Coy
Coy
1 day ago (edited)
You have to add “most especially in Europe,particularly in Germany”.
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Vaska Tumir
1 day ago
Only in Europe.
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Afroquest
1 day ago
Masterful analysis. I love you guys!
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Gina Hartsock
1 day ago
Thank you both for great explanations and answers to all our questions. Feel better soon, Alexander 🙏❤️
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The Truth – Love It Or Hate It
1 day ago
Excellent The Duran. As always.
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Dimitri Mantheakis
1 day ago
Another excellent presentation….that we all need daily now….for myself what is most important is your acurate analysis and opinion on the governance of the respective Governments of Nato Europe…thats where you have played a very very important part in global alternative true news by exposing the truth,…but the bottom line today my friends is that we we are all so shocked and aggrieved that in 2022 we see Europeans killing Europeans Slav killing SLAV, all this organised by a Small gang of bandits from DC assisted by their european cronies so that Europe remains divided instead of united!!!!.
We have made our European civilization look like a myth in another world……shame on all Europe
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peter kogl
peter kogl
1 day ago
Exactly 💯💯💯☺️
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Margaret Goodheart
22 hours ago
Yes, on all the above
But why would 1000, 2000 year old European cultures throw their identities away?

RERE RERE
1 day ago
Merci to both of you for your honnest, in-depth analysis. You cover all the aspects of this complex subject and give a lot of precious information. In my country propaganda is everywhere and only one narrative is allowed on medias. Every day I wait your videos with impatience. Thanks again.
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Dude Dude
1 day ago
Referendum is the logical consequence of special operation, or the next step of it……After that, you are attacking Donbas,Lugansk,Kherson, it means that you are attacking Russian Federation……..Feel free to try it……(. 🤙
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Francois Gobbi
1 day ago
Meh. They already attacked russian territory but nothing happened.
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Dude Dude
1 day ago
I understand your skepticism dude…You ‘re watching ( and judging ) Russian behavior trough the western eyes ( wich is totally wrong )…We Slavs are little different, so our Standards and reactions are … I honestly hope that no one will try it after the referendum ….To keep it short…
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Luva
1 day ago
👍🎯

Luva
1 day ago
@Dude Dude Slava.

Tatyana L
1 day ago
@Francois Gobbi Russia doesn’t act when others expect it to act, Russia acts on its own time. Surprise for surprise. Those are the rules, I guess
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Francois Gobbi
1 day ago
@Tatyana L the only surprise for the time being is russian airforce unable to prevail hence causing the rest of the army to fight like we were in 1916.

Tatyana L
1 day ago
@Francois Gobbi there is no Russian Air Force or military fighting.

Francois Gobbi
1 day ago
@Tatyana L yeah of course this is a war between Portugal and Ukraine.
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Tatyana L
1 day ago
@Francois Gobbi whatever you imagine that to be, apparently works for you
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Eric S
1 day ago
I always love how Russia can wage an aggressive war against Ukraine for seven months and that’s fine but when Ukraine defends itself by attacking Russia somehow it’s a mortal sin…

Eric S
1 day ago
@Francois Gobbi You’re right they have, several times actually

Dude Dude
20 hours ago
@Eric S Your comment tells me that you don’t have even basic knowledge about the topic….Watch less CNN & BBC dude…
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Eric S
20 hours ago
@Dude Dude Haven’t watched CNN in probably 15 years, and I’ve never watched the BBC
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Francois Gobbi
18 hours ago
@Tatyana L so I should ask for a job at the Kremlin 😂

Francois Gobbi
18 hours ago
@Dude Dude the fact that this war is justified by russian national security interests, as stated by Putin in numerous press conferences, doesn’t make it in fact less than an aggression. The well being of russian populations of ukraine is probably just an alibi.

Dude Dude
13 hours ago (edited)
@Francois Gobbi Aggression you said…? The land wich lost 27—32 million people on ideology wich is reborn on their border has not only right to invade it, but to make parking spot out of Ukraine instead…..! Not to talk that someone has to save Donbas and Lugansk after 8 years of shelling them ( on daily basis ),17 000 dead civilians ( 150 children included), no any social service ( pension payment,health insurance, etc….)….Russia has warned and the ” free world ” make the blind eye on that…..Enjoy the show now…..That simple dude….
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Dude Dude
13 hours ago
@Eric S Nice to read that…🤝

Francois Gobbi
13 hours ago
@Dude Dude nazi germany used to be best buddy with Russia untill the start of operation Barbarossa so give me a break with the great patriotic war. When I say aggression I’m perfectly aware of the 2014 coup and all the stuff that happened in donbass afterwards… That doesn’t change the fact that russia not just intervened into DNR and LNR to protect the two republics : it intervened, as said by Putin himself, to prevent NATO (not hitler’s grandsons) to put warhead at 5 min. flight time from Moscow. This has nothing to do with nazism… Nobody gives a sh*t about it, otherwise russia should have neutralized the baltic crackpots long before ukrainian ones…this has only to do with US hegemony. Now, it’s clear that this is a proxy war… a double one: a military one between russia and NATO, an economic one between the US and the EU (practically speaking this is Breszinsky geostrategy put into practice) and it’s also clear than the main strategic actor of all this stuff is uncle sam… BUT in practice what happenend is that the US forced Russia into a war, which started formally whether you like it or not, as an act of aggression. That’s US strength : they always make you perform the first move on order to look like saviours. It worked like a charm with Japan in 1941, it’s working like a charm today with Russia, that’s all.
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Dude Dude
13 hours ago (edited)
@Francois Gobbi You re taking only part of special operation ( geostrategy )wich you like ” most ” To paint the picture……Do you Remember Cuba and the US reaction on UDSSSR missiles…? Btw, Russia never was ” best buddy ” with Germany, but business partner and the pact was a part of it ( not to talk about the historical connection between two countries, to keep it short )……Least but not the last,Baltic isn’t that important ( to small and impossible to protect )……..Maybe you got something serious to say instead to repeat The Western narrative and to make historical events fit in it……While ignoring the facts…..
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Francois Gobbi
12 hours ago
@Dude Dude a guy that helps you replenish your raw materials and food stockpiles before starting a war and then, after the start of the war not only continues to deliver but also helps you bypassing a naval blockade by giving you access to its ports and railways is quite a buddy. I remember the cuban crisis: the US went quite aggressive on the surface but 1) did quite nothing military relevant against Cuba 2) obtained the halting of the missile implantation (well… While dismantling its own missiles in italy and turkey as part of the agreement)… If you want to draw a parallel between the two situations, in order to act like the US did towards Cuba, Russia should have cut the gas flow and freezed the sh*t out of ukraine and western europe while recognizing LNR and DNR and sendind their troops in order to help control their territories until implementation of the Minsk agreements.
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Dude Dude
11 hours ago
@Francois Gobbi To dismantle missiles in Turkey and Italy was a Russian goal back in time, not to install any missiles in Cuba….It’s a funny how you running around the facts wich pushed Russia to start military operation, but is ok, I understand ( no need to comment your first part of comment…) …..It’s a Western way to ” explain it “…..The way that put you in the situation that doesn’t look good for you….Mildly expressed….
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Tatyana L
9 hours ago
@Francois Gobbi no, I’m good where I am. Maybe follow your own advise and get a job at the US White House. The US and NATO completely destroyed Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, now starving children in Yemen and invaded Somalia, and all you care is Ukraine. Sick and tired of people acting like they have compassion, when they clearly don’t care about people
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Ricky Risnandar
1 day ago
still hope this conflict would be settled on the negotiation table, with each party respecting each other interests and excluding the western influence
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Anja Zapico
1 day ago (edited)
😃you are extraordinarily talented in hoping, friend, congrats! 💐
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Adam Kallin
1 day ago
So do I but that’s a pipe dream at this point.

Annelie de wet
1 day ago
You can’t be serious good lord.
When an orange has been squashed under a bus, will you say I still hope it becomes a tree?
No you won’t.
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Anja Zapico
1 day ago
This possibility seems much less far-fetched to me, honestly, since it would just need 1 surviving seed and a little dirt, whereas the other requires a lot of Psilocybin in the drinking water. 😉

Zulqadarr Rashid
1 day ago
Excellent presentation 😊👍
Thank you for this informative program.The true facts.!
Your Fan from Pakistan 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰
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Eddie S
Eddie S
1 day ago
Nice to know im not the only Pakistani watching:)
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Edward McLaughlin
1 day ago
Zulqadarr Rashid
Hope the flood situation is easing and Imran Khan gets back in power.
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Paul Clark
1 day ago
For the last seven months, thank you! I am hanging out in a hospital bed to receive this good news.
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The Casual Citizen
1 day ago
As usual, very informative. Thank you.
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Marc Deckx
1 day ago
Again a supreme update, thank you for this brilliant interpretation, friendly greetings from out of Belgium
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raymond chircop
1 day ago
Well done to both of you gentlemen it looks like Putin had another card to play and won the game
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El
1 day ago
Thanks Alex and Alexander 👌
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Dawn Surridge
13 hours ago
Thank you Alexander & Alex, an Oasis Of Honesty & Clarity. I am grateful for your hard work. Please rest Alexander we need both of you.

Notonmywatch
1 day ago
Game, set and match Russia. Well done Vlad!
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Michael12
23 hours ago
Even though “under the weather” Alexander showed forth his very best. This is his arena: international politics. No one could explain it better. Alex, thank you for teeing him up and motivating him to conclude.
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T Fite
13 hours ago (edited)
Just found your channel referred by Mario of Maneco64. I appreciate both of you and your breaking down in simplistic (as it can be) terms. I’m a new subscriber. Excellent work 👏 👏👏
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D Kostic
1 day ago
Gentlemen, I think both of you are absolutely right!😂😂😂
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Kati Avramova
1 day ago
Adopting Donbas in RF is probably also going to make potential 2nd, 3rd and so on fronts on the territories of common defense countries easier to be dealt with.
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Fermati Chebellosei
1 day ago
Gooood news !
And my humility in respect of V. Putin`s mind ever enlarges – he does it juridically and that will at least grant him approval of India, China, Iran and the rest of Asia and Africa.
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Lendall Pitts
1 day ago
I’m glad that I purchased LPR and DPR shirts from The Duran Shop. They are certain to become collectors’ items.
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ezo melik
ezo melik
1 day ago
I want one too,but i’m in Africa😟
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420_Alaskan
23 hours ago
@AlexanderMercouris thank you for your dedication to this channel and communicating to us. I could not help but notice that you may be experiencing a “cold“ I’m a newly minted great grandma for what it’s worth please increase your vitamin D3, vitamin C, zinc and probiotics.
Continue this through the winter because we Alaskans endure the darkness and avoid “cold“ and “flus“ via boosting our D3, We northerners needed more than anywhere else because we do not receive enough sunshine to gain it naturally. Please consider using an old remedy for your sinuses, boiling hot water a third a cup of salt allow it to boil place a towel over your head after removing the pot and allow the steam to rise and inhale it as long as you can stand it it will dry your sinuses but also sanitize the sinus cavities and protect them.
I hope for a speedy recovery for yourself.
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Richard Juukovsky
1 day ago
Great stuff as always. Thanks for the update. Peace and love.
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Chris Cox
1 day ago (edited)
Huge Chinese military convoys seen moving through Mongolia to Russia and on to Ukraine, after these referendums the special operation becomes all out war.
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Blackboard Tutor
Blackboard Tutor
1 day ago
I would like to know more about this. Can you link to any sources? Thanks.
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M E
1 day ago
Source of that info?
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spikemonkey
1 day ago
That’s when it becomes all out nasty I don’t for some reason see a bright future 😵😎
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Dj Doolittle
1 day ago
@spikemonkey never say die. Live long and love 🙏😉💚
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Dj Doolittle
1 day ago
@M E they dream They dream of doom as all forgiving. Forgive them 💚🙏
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spikemonkey
1 day ago
@Dj Doolittle you have a point 👌take care of it self good look to you 😎
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lexneuron
1 day ago (edited)
When you fabricate some lies, you cannot even get the facts right.
Now they run out of any usable recruits and have to lower their standard to this low?
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Ay
1 day ago
@lexneuron If the chinese properly involved they could use sporks due to numbers being a zombie horde.

Jack Gordon
1 day ago (edited)
Careful. I’ve seen the video and it appears to be Chinese military vehicles all right, but in eastern Russia, not western. Probably there in cooperation with the recent war games.
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spikemonkey
1 day ago
@Traycee it’s going happen just when and how bad Ian not making any plans

Ay
1 day ago
@John Chalmers Ah yes same way sanctions hurt Russia and same way Russia didnt enter ukraine. Your disbelief has nothing to do with what happens.

Mark Crisp
15 hours ago
Fake!

spikemonkey
9 hours ago
@Mark Crisp I agree 👌

Norma Tellez
22 hours ago
Alexander and Alex,
Alexander thank you for your commitment to report and analysis with Alex even when you are under the weather. Be well soon 🙏. Great points and questions from dynamic dual and exceptional as always. Great news on referendums from Russia to stop this unjust from DC and Ukraine for the sake of grift!
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R. Andrew K. Reed
1 day ago
Putin: knight to king’s bishop 3….the West: do I have the red or black checkers?
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Annelie de wet
1 day ago
Brilliant analysis of the legal consequences of referendums on the status of the SMO; and the changed situation between the local militias and Russian army…and finally, Kosovo.
So satisfying it almost feels as if
there is a god! 🤗
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Veronica Leija
1 day ago
Thanks for all the analyses you make 👍

Michael X
16 hours ago
Alexander and Alex give another brilliant analysis of the situation!

Kristin Balcheva
1 day ago
I read also that DPR said they will welcome international observers and journalists for the referendum there. If all Western media won’t send crews there, don’t you think this will deepen the awakening of lot of Europeans that they have been lied to all along, or at least arouse more suspicions about what they have been fed in the last months, meaning outward lies?
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Ji High
Ji High
21 hours ago
No, it won’t. Most of them rather live in a lie than face the harsh truth
It’s easier to fool people, etc…

Max Kazzora
1 day ago
Great update today gentlemen. As Alexander explained, if and when these Russian speaking parts of liberated territories get their referendums, then as mentioned in this video it becomes a ‘game changer’.
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Sabrina Vee
1 day ago
Interesting report by you Duran. Appreciative and thankful to you once again.

Ronnie Scopeline
1 day ago
Ahhh….
The last segment is pure gold!
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gigie555
18 hours ago
The 2 wise Greeks. Keep up the good work guys. Your analysis is invaluable.

Cultured Anime Waifu [Russian Waifu]
1 day ago
Glory the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic.
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As Itis
1 day ago
As usual excellent analysis . Perfect questions to the point and more then excellent answers. Many thanks now I understand much better. Peace is king
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Nuffs E Nuff
1 day ago
It’s a joy to learn from you. Thank you for your efforts. Be well!…be better than well!

leo brady
22 hours ago
Excellent reporting and analysis Gents!
Thanks

drhandemir
1 day ago
You two are just great!
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St Louis IX
12 hours ago
Well done on your calls, Alex and Alexander 👍🏻

Thom Ridgeway
1 day ago
Meanwhile in The UK, as The Queen lays in her crypt, the blonde orangutan otherwise known as Liz Truss, is still stepping up the jingoistic war mantras. When everybody else is trying to find a solution and bring this sorry mess to an end, how very sweet and smart of her!
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W Langsford
1 day ago
What a brilliant execution by the Russian leadership. Thanks so much for your analysis, gentlemen.
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MIV
1 day ago
Odessa is Russian – what will happen to those people if left under Ukro. rule? A repeat of that episode with people burned alive in Odessa by the Ukrainians, in 2015?
Heartbreaking…
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Traycee
Traycee
1 day ago
Ukraine will keep bombing and Russia will move to take those areas???? I don’t think this move by Russia will.put an end to the conflict
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Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
Russia will liberate Odessa. Be patient.
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paracelso875
1 day ago
Thanks guys, that is exactly what Serbian president Vucic said after his speech at UNGA, he said “I assume that we are leaving the phase of the special military operation and approaching a major armed conflict, and now the question becomes where is the line, and whether after a certain time-maybe a month or two, even-we will enter a great world conflict not seen since WWII.”
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Queson Truong
1 day ago
Very good analysis. Thank you guys
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Native Sugar Shack
1 day ago (edited)
I still have this nagging idea in my head that expects Poland to belly up to the Ukraine table & take a bite 😊 and I wonder how much these referendums have Finlands leadership all puckered up 😊
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K Smith
1 day ago
Russia should have talks with Finland about giving them back parts of their historical territories. That would really stir the pot.
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Adelaide Safoa
1 day ago
@K Smith those territories was bought by Peter the Great from Sweden after he won the war against Sweden . So it’s legally Russian territory.Just like Alaska was sold to the US .

K Smith
1 day ago
@Adelaide Safoa Russia has plenty of land they could use friendlier neighbors.

George Fitzhugh
1 day ago
This will improve Russian morale by clarifying Russia’s aims. It will also provide political justification for more mobilization of Russian manpower. In the Kosovo question, NATO was careful to argue that only the “genocidal” actions of Serbia justified Kosovar secession. Thus in NATO’s biased eyes, Kosovo is an exception to the international law settled in the Aland islands dispute, in which ethnically Swedish islands sought secession from Finland after Finland’s independence in 1918. The International Court of Justice ruled that the Aland islanders could not secede on purely ethnic separatist grounds. In won’t be hard to point to the genocidal actions and intentions of Ukraine in all its seceding Russian oblasts. Whether China and other friends of Russia recognize these secessions is another matter.
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Berni Gagnon
1 day ago
thanks guys as always you’re the best . huge fan from canada
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Summer Time
1 day ago
If all those countries go back to be a part of Russia, won’t the west freak out because it’s like the user is getting its band back together? I thought what the eu did to Hungary was a total game changer. And I don’t know anything about this, but that was bad, red flag time.
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Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
It will be fun if Hungary decided to join RF 😁 kidding, but Hungary might eventually join BRICS if kicked out from EU.
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Summer Time
1 day ago
@Maerts Cisum gotcha! Thx for simple explanation.

Anthony Cowles
1 day ago
This brings tears of joy , brilliance .
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Russell
10 hours ago
Such a pleasure listening to a logical and credible commentary on the Ukraine war. a contrast from the slanted coverage we get from the media in Australia.

1faustus
1 day ago
You are both absolutely right.
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LJ R
1 day ago
Any semblance of Minsk will be truly gone. It was an agreement that the LPR and DPR didn’t want anyway because it kept them within Ukraine.
If the RF accepts them then the RF is responsible for their defense. After years of shelling, that is a good deal
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Cesar Calderon
1 day ago
Hats off for the brave militia!
…I can’t wait to see the documentaries in the future showing their glorious determination and meaningful participation in their cause!
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Peter Schief
1 day ago
They taught teachers in Kharkiv region a new Russian state curriculum. What do you mean they had no plans for Kharkiv
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Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
Who said no plan. You don’t seem to understand English.

boshaveit
1 day ago
Gentlemen I would like to thank you again, for bringing clarity and light upon mass deceptions and very dark forces. 🤝🏻 🤝🏻
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Irena.El.O
21 hours ago
Alex/Alexander the Great. You both keep us sane.

420_Alaskan
22 hours ago
@TheDuran excellent commentary, bravo gentlemen! The last two questions made my Chess playing soul soar!

bulbadox
1 day ago
I think they are upgrading the SMO, this might mean they are going to send active service men to the borders. There is going to be a major announcement in a couple of hours from now.

Time for ME Studio
1 day ago
I get the sense that you are a little under the weather Alexander. I hope you feel better soon! 💕

Steve McCormack
1 day ago
So Russia will be bigger and stronger and Europe will still be without gas and all it’s problems. . .
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quij7ote 22
22 hours ago
I think you stated the reality very nicely.

Catherine Walmsley
1 day ago
Thank you both.
Alexander…get better quickly.
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gilbert godfrey
20 hours ago
Listening to these guys talk about the Conflict reminds me of when I was 12 and all the adults in my life actually had something intelligent to say, which was frequently beyond my comprehension.
Listening to FOX reminds me of when I was 12 and was babysitting 5 year olds who were barely potty trained. No matter what they paid me, it wasn’t worth it.
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Mark Crisp
15 hours ago
All Western media is like this. Incompetency is everywhere now
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Brigitte Maria Crosbie
1 day ago
uk will spend 2.3 billion in2023 on ukraine just utter madness
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Mr Bullock
Mr Bullock
1 day ago
That sounds like a lot of money
Don’t forget they gave their friends and backers £37,000,000,000 during the pandemic
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TheKiddy3
1 day ago
Fantastic discussion!
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Daniel Arrate
1 day ago
Great info/analysis. Many thanks A&A. Be well

Sandwich King
1 day ago (edited)
With Ukraine refusing to concede anything including crimea, the logical response would be for long term stability of Donbas and crimea to defeat Ukraine and have area as nato buffer. Seems smart move would be large fast movement south through Belarus near Poland to cut off western arms inflow from west.
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Michael Mcgarrity
1 day ago
There may be advantages once the reconstruction Phase begins. Warmongers like sending big stacks if Missles, not Plywood, Roofing and other such Building materials. Eventually, there’s a huge reconstruction Project ahead.

Joanne Savage
1 day ago
Brilliant stuff guys…thanks,👍👍

Paul Faigl
1 day ago
very insightful. It appears that this will be exit from the SMO and while it will be having somehow calming effect on fighting, it may open a real possibility of a real hot war in not too distant future. Sad.

Brian Fruman
1 day ago
Going to be interesting winter with Russia on the offensive with gloves off and full military force.
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Dragon
1 day ago (edited)
In Kosovo was never done any referendum, I believe, and Kosovo was always Serbian territory, never Albanian.
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The0ldg0at
1 day ago
The referendum in Crimea was don with almost all of the grassroot population having direct access to the poll station. Even in those conditions, a lot of UN nations still don’t recognize the legitimacy of that referendum. My guess is having any referendum in the Donbas with such a big proportion of the grassroot population displaced will just be another basket of UN crabs.
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Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
UN? 😁

Michael van
1 day ago
Hopefully you can look after your health Alexander, get some rest please. 😴

Sir Truth
1 day ago
Guys don’t sell out to the British. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be greedy.
Be strong 💪 like Russia. Believe. God Almighty will protect you.
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eristaviserbia
1 day ago (edited)
It’s a rules-based order and you have to obey the rules. Oh, wait… Unless you are the one making them; then it’s perfectly fine to flaunt them however you see fit.
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Dayne Nobody IV aka Dane Allen
1 day ago
great show today!

IF IF
1 day ago
I have heard Lukoshenko also announced today to check Belarus is prepared for war time standards.
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Philips Diamond
1 day ago
I now understand why my mentor Mr. Putin is the maestro when it comes to the chess game
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Desmond Rakhaly
1 day ago
Get well soon Alexander✌️👊 didn’t know you were under the weather.

P-myflow247
1 day ago
I saw a video a week ago . and they was giving the DPR and LPR troops new Russian army uniforms
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deltasquared7777
1 day ago
Russia has at no time made any move within the Special Military Operation to encircle or attack either Kiev or Kharkov, the two largest cities of Ukraine because of the limitations imposed by the Special Military Operation as well as the massive loss of civilian life that would necessarily occur. This may come later, however.
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Dav
1 day ago
Right the comparison with the Kosovo issue to close this brilliant dialogue up. They are and would always be victims of their own foolishness and greed, the west. Many thanks again and again gentlemen.
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cluengove luengo
1 day ago
The repercussions of the referendums in the remaining regions with majority Russian speaking population will be tremendous and will encourage them to follow the same pattern. A very interesting’s scenarios
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Ramon Pilgrim
1 day ago
Over 2 million people went to Russia. Most of them from the Donbass. These will now be Russian citizens which will now increase its military potential greatly as well. Plus local recruiting will be possible in these regions
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Dan Bradbury
1 day ago
Great channel ❤
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Peter WRight
1 day ago
Hey I was an international independant observer in evpatoria when the crim voted, phone the Russian embassy volunteer to go and watch that the election was correct.
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radmila
1 day ago
Looking forward. Thank you for the news. Referendum is powerful thing.

S Assanji
1 day ago
Good content. In the same light, if Taiwanese people want to be an independent state, it should be recognized as such as well.
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Mrs. Marks
Mrs. Marks
18 hours ago
Hope your sniffles get better quickly, Alexander.
Lots of that here.. mostly those darn allergies which can be miserable.

E.P.
1 day ago
Thank you Duran!
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Blessed Bonney Kuntu-Blankson
1 day ago
I used to listen to real Wisdom from you both but I don’t know what spirit has got into you both Alex’s 😥
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Audeo
1 day ago
Thank you both. Hope this war ends soon as so many people loosing they lives.Go Russia!
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Angel Messenger
1 day ago
You sound full of the cold Alexander, I hope you feel better soon. Children are very generous with their bugs.

Karelius
1 day ago
In the background, Russia is talking to Poland. It recently delivered a shipload of coal to ease the winter cold. The Polish leaders have long envied western Ukraine, which was once Polish territory. Ceding western Ukraine would be a great off ramp for Putin, and a kick up the backside for the EU and Nato..
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BORIS HRANOWSKYJ
BORIS HRANOWSKYJ
1 day ago
Awesome 👏 as always 👍

DLWELD
1 day ago
“Yes, of course I understand the question” – love it!

Ксения Бондаренко
1 day ago
Alexander, take care and get better soon!
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Seer Seerwealth
14 hours ago
Outstanding analysis and utmost important time to conclude this situation.
Referendums will take all wind from provocateurs and put them on weaker feet.
About time! Cheeky buggers.

skylandis
1 day ago
Best analysis on the globe ! Gratitude !

Gen.Aladeen Handsome
1 day ago
the 🇷🇺 want the mobilization or counter terrorism to be in “Legal way ” to show the 🇷🇺 opposition in kremlin and foreign international community that the rule of law and democracy is still run in 🇷🇺.
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pugbuddy kachoo
23 hours ago
The question I have is: what exactly does it mean that the Russian army will be able to pursue the war in a different manner? As stated in the video, the Russian army is already fighting in Kherson Region. How will this change? Will more troops become available? Will additional armaments become available? What exactly changes?
I’m of the view that Russia needs more troops in the field to avoid further Ukrainian advances and bring the war to an end. And it seems that these referendums may prompt Ukraine to begin further offenses in the Kherson Region with their NATO-trained troops (which have been massing in the area). It’s a dangerous situation.
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Tanya Ischenko
21 hours ago
Alexander, please take care of yourself and stay healthy!!

Leonidas Papanikolaou
1 day ago (edited)
Fantastic as usual. I believe the referendums are an E S C A L A T I O N of the war. No one knows, of course, about the Russian military plans. However, I strongly believe that their first objective is to make all these areas part of the Russian Federation. Secondly, Russia aims to get Mykolaiv and unite with Odesa and Transnistria. This way, Ukraine will be a failed state with no access to the Black Sea.
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Galaxy Rider
Galaxy Rider
1 day ago
You wanted to say “Black sea”.
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Leonidas Papanikolaou
1 day ago
@Galaxy Rider oh exactly I will correct this now, thanks

Back to Toran
1 day ago
Thank You Alex and Alexander.
Greetings from Rome 🤝
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Tommy Boman
1 day ago (edited)
I still think the biggest thing about this is CSTO. I do not think Russia has been taking a backseat this far and I do not think so much change from a direct military perspective, other than Russia will of course move in with more resources. Those new troops will primary guard/protect the new territories, the current fighting unites are likely to continue to fight but now only on the offensive. What will change, really, really change is that CSTO has an obligation to protect Russia and if Ukraine keep attacking these areas Russia could call upon their allies in support. Perhaps even China…. I do not think Russia will call them into this, nor that they will join but it is possible.
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My Dharma
1 day ago
The Russian bear is finally out of the den…
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Bumble Bee
1 day ago
The voting papers are already printed, and completed , all that is required is that they are delivered to the counting offices, and for the announcement of a 95% vote in favour.

TREBOR KEEPER
1 day ago
thank you guys for explaining in detail what will happen, President Putin and the minister of defence is due to speak to us tonight.lets see what they have to say

Billy the Earthworm
1 day ago
🤔 Putin’s grade-school teacher, Vera Gurevich, noticed a similar pattern: Volodya “never forgives people who betray him or are mean to him.”
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Mousie Brown
1 day ago
Alexander, please get your rest & feel better soon. 😊

Ron Smyth
1 day ago
Texas was an independent country which split itself off from Mexico by war and then joined the USA in the same way Crimea might do.
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mlytle0
1 day ago (edited)
Zelensky is in Austin Texas yesterday and today at an advanced weapons conference. So the West is ready to escalate, unfortunately.
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Soljaizm
Soljaizm
1 day ago
Who would havr thought

Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
Let them try… – Putin.
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Charles Yang
19 hours ago
One observation here. I believe the referrendum should composed of two parts. Firstly go for independence, and secondly go align with Russia. Under EU alone unianimous decision, Kosovo had been thru successfully similar process to break away from Yogoslavia, but barcelona referrendum negated by Spain.
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Joh Hoff
23 hours ago
It coincides with the end of the Jewish Shemiter year or monetary reset cycle on Monday 27th September. Something big is going down so I heard.
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Krissus Krissus
12 hours ago
again, the Great duo. never fails

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Cindy White-Elliott
Cindy White-Elliott
1 day ago
Thank you, gentlemen!

Blessed Blessed
1 day ago
Love ❤ you both

ELzA
1 day ago
Gentlemen, looks like you were right and September is the decisive month… 🍂
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István Kovács
1 day ago
Thank you so much. Food for thought.
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Chiki Boom Boom
15 hours ago
Putin just call 300k reserve to secure Lugansk and Donetsk for incoming referanda 23-27 sept
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Stephen Collins
1 day ago
thank you gentlemen – fascinating !

Dan Croitoru
12 hours ago
I bet today the Oracle Of Athens will ask more than 5 times the Oracle Of London if it is a partial mobilization, not a full one and if it is less than 1% of the total forces of Russia to which the Oracle Of London will answer “yes, you got it exactly right!”

deltasquared7777
1 day ago
The military forces of the DPR/LPR will necessarily be absorbed into the military structure of Russia, and no longer be independent military forces, although they may function in a manner similar to Chechen forces.
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F B
F B
1 day ago
A great video thank you so much from Switzerland

KatMadison
21 hours ago
I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the referendums to go thru! Z!

Igor Seprak
1 day ago
And then Nikolaev and Odessa are next to be welcomed back to the warm embrace of mother Russia.
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Sam2021 Sung
Sam2021 Sung
1 day ago
The best realistic analisist by far guys

Sam P
16 hours ago (edited)
Indian Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw says India will likely roll out its first hydrogen-powered train on Independence Day. 15th August 2023.
Please do episode with experts on Energy..

Susana Curatolo
1 day ago
Good ANALYSIS–Thank you.
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James Waterhouse-brown
15 hours ago
Very interesting about the Donbas militia.
Thanks gents.

007nadineL
1 day ago
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Istvan 1955
1 day ago
Greetings gentlemen…very interesting
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Trav Strass
1 day ago
Sounds like the addition of the extra territory still wont make that much of a difference in terms of military power. Unless someone can point out in UN doctrine where it gives specific numbers.

E. J.
1 day ago
does partial occupatation /attaks from ukrainian forces mean war declaration and hence full mobiization in the next days after the admission into the Russian Federation ?
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SlavMarine
SlavMarine
1 day ago
That last Kosovo thing was a very dangerous precedent for many other countries around the world from the very beginning.
GB, US, Spain, Greece and Turkey, an example that is being implemented now in Ukraine can be now implemented anywhere around the world.
I did expect it to backfire on those who supported it back then, but I did not expect it to happen this soon.
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Vasilija Wilson
Vasilija Wilson
1 day ago
God Bless you and Your Good work
God BLESS Putin God Bless All Russian people and God Bless Every Russian Army God Bless Everyone in Charge in Military’s LEADERS
My Prayers are With All of Russian people
Amen
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Isabel Marks
23 hours ago
Alexander, I heard the BBC news say that the referendums are ‘illegal’. Anything in this.? Also wondered about these stories of mass graves and torture by the Russians. Some Ukraine people were interviewed saying they had been thrown into dungeons and ill treated badly. ( suggest a brandy )
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Timothy Standish
19 hours ago
With the likely addition of these territories to Russia, the goal of Donbass liberation then has a much stronger backing of the Russian military to expel/defeat the remaining areas of Donetsk, ie west of Artyomovsk (Bakhmut). But it also means with the main goal having been achieved, that the only original reasons for the operation that still exist are demilitarisation and denazification, for Russia’s further advance to Nikolaev, Odessa, Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy, Dnepropetrovsk, etc.
One assumes this pretext is the reasoning for the operation continuing, though Russia’s self-imposed restrictions having changed.
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Antipropo
1 day ago
I believe we can casually ignore noise from “the west”TM about say China or India not supporting this move. As Alexander has mentioned here,Samarkand only days ago,all the important leaders were there.

Johnny Cage
1 day ago (edited)
Referendum with fireworks after 142/270
Sounds like fun 😊
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Philip Cassidy
1 day ago
Get well soon Alexander.

Yana
1 day ago
Dear Alexander, you sound like you’ve got cold. Please take good care of yourself and get better soon.
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512BB
23 hours ago
Great analysis.

Kaylene Housego
20 hours ago
Love and blessings from Sydney Australia.

Herby
1 day ago
Zelensky is scared of the results
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Puerto-Rican Jew
1 day ago
Just heard from iEarlGrey, Mike that Shaun Pinner & Aiden Aslin have both been executed
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S
1 day ago
The whole thing is utterly insane.

tropolite
1 day ago
Many states in the US have been talking about cessation from the US at one time or the other (many democrat run states kept threatening this when Trump was President, and many Republican states have done the same with Biden as the Resident of the White House). So they recognize this option and they should accept the wishes of the people in these oblasts and independent states to do the same and join Russia if they wish.
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Daniel Lema
19 hours ago
The retreat…erm…the withdrawal from Kharkov 😂

Vlad K
1 day ago
“The SMO presupposes the existence of two independent states that you’re assisting”—wow, Alexander is spot on. The SMO will be over once DPR and LPR join RU.
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Galaxy Rider
Galaxy Rider
1 day ago
I’m not sure about that. I think that “SMO” just means that you are not at war with the population of the country, that destruction of the said country is not your objective. That you only want to force that country to sign the peace agreement that will give you security guarantees. That’s why I don’t agree with these guys on this.
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Vlad K
1 day ago
@Galaxy Rider Alexander Mercouris is a lawyer and he has researched the topic of legality of SMO very well if you’ve followed his previous analysises. The only way for RU to conduct SMO is as a response to the official call from DPR & LPR (two independent countries as they were officially recognized by RU on 22nd February 2022). If these countries no longer exist as independent entities, the SMO has no legal ground to continue. However, it’s obvious that UA and the collective West will continue fighting in these regions which will be considered as an attack on RU territory. We’re going to see a major escalation very soon!
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ChrisHalden007
1 day ago
Great video. Thanks

David Greenwood
1 day ago
Russia is on the verge of a MASSIVE victory.Europe gambled,and lost.We were quite content to see ordinary Russians starve and freeze to death,or at least our leaders did.We gambled,and lost.We deserve everything that is coming for us.We are finished,and the world will be a better place without us.
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david farmer
david farmer
1 day ago
Evening David.
Regards

TheRoom
1 day ago (edited)
The Special military operation will end… in Donbass only? because Russia still has not “rescued” Transnistria and Odessa. Could the SMO continue in those regions? If so, I wonder whether Russia would wait until the summer to go get those regions? or would they get them now?

mvp019
1 day ago
This does beg the question – is Russia falling into the West’s trap by moving to possibly eventually declare war?
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Hurst Mitchell
Hurst Mitchell
1 day ago
Truss has gone to US to offer billions of our money to Ukraine. We in the U.K. need these referendums double quick!
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skylandis
1 day ago
Well it’s always been said P is a master chess player and is and has been a step ahead the whole way
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kb werx
1 day ago
bottom line: good news!
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Chico Malo
1 day ago (edited)
I specifically revisited your channel because I didn’t think your previous videos had touched enough on the referendums & were treating them as an afterthought/foregone conclusion rather than the centerpoint of the conflict.
You must understand Putin has remained in his position by being strategist rather than a pure tactician. Tactically Russia can crush the region and “send a message to the world”, but then what?
Putin cannot justify the cost Russia has paid if the ethnic Russian regions of Ukraine end up vying for independence rather than Russian governance. This is the reason he has shown so much restraint; he wants them to realize what’s at the gates if they don’t formally vote themselves into the Russian bloc. A show of force against Ukraine followed by independence chatter in Donetsk would be a disastrous strategic blunder for Russia. Instead he can expend less of his own troops, have the S.E. region throw itself into his arms, and leave US/NATO with an even less legitimate reason to support conartist zelensky.
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bookingstation
15 hours ago
Does this pave the way for Russia to exit the occupied areas outside of Donbas and Luhansk?

CommandoCrossfire
1 day ago
Interesting events unfolding. Russia will absorb these territories, Ukraine will pull back and the conflict will end or be frozen…🤔
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Ricardo Vasquez
23 hours ago
As a chess player, this is a war both sides knows it will come, say USA-Russia. Forget Ukrainians, they are paws. Both sides knew what to play and whom were playing against. So they planned a strategy for the opening the middle game., where one can find the weakness or strong points of the opponent. Then you decide what’s it’s the best end one decide it’s will be even before you started the game. In few words both main players knew before all this begun what were the probable endings. Multiple reality. Only two countries will win in this. Russia and the USA. The USA manage to keep Europe and Russia their humongous real state. Sad story it’s that with all their wisdom, in the last 3,000 years haven’t discover the power of peace.
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yossarian1633
21 hours ago
Thank you Alexes’s, good development here, sounds like.

Norsk
1 day ago
Lets hope Russia doesn’t disappoint Donbass here.

Justyburger
16 hours ago
Something that I never hear about is, what happens to the IMF loans over Ukraine? I presume that the parts which become Russia, escape the IMF too? It’s also worth noting that they will go from 18% base rate income tax down to 13% under Russia. That’s very favourable to the new regions.
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dawicked69
dawicked69
12 hours ago
Those loans never made it to the Donbass regions, who knows whose pockets got filled with those loans so Kiev/Zelensky is responsible for those loans
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Ravinder Venkataraman
1 day ago
Dear Alexander …. Get well soon🙏🏽

Omar Smith
1 day ago
By the way Alexander sounds like you have a cold. drink some garlic tea and Bless 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲
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Tim Murray
Tim Murray
1 day ago
a warm whisky, lemon and honey toddy for Alexander asap!
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Gustavo Perez
Gustavo Perez
1 day ago
I wonder how China will view this territorial partitioning by Russia and the precedent it sets for Taiwan
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djinn Man
1 day ago
This is problematic for Xi and China though…
Example of Donbas seceding to Russia may be interpreted as a precedent for Taiwan.
Its a slippery slope. Which is why most nations prefer not to endorse Putin’s course of action.
OTOH, if US and West reject (likely) the independent secession decision of these states to Russia, then there is argument against them supporting Taiwan “independence”
Of Course in practise, Taiwan is all but its own country anyway and the relation with China is slightly different. OTOH there are islets just off the China coast still held by Taiwan and SCS claims (11 dash line at one point) and Senkaku/Diaoyu which Taiwan also claims that would prove common linkage historically.
Would be interesting to hear your legal opinions around this.
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Rafael Baère
11 hours ago
I said from the very beginning that there would be no negotiations. And after these referendums are done and the territories annexed, Russia will move on in Ukraine and do the same in other areas.

Mar Shy Sun Be High
1 day ago
many years ago there was a doc about local donbas militia heroes-bosses who emerged during conflict. one of them got bombed in his own office and so on. so all comes together now. all belongs to empire – us way by the way.

Dj Doolittle
1 day ago
Hi guys. I hear mr Putin wants to talk now. That’s good isn’t it? Not a backdown ? Peace in our time ? Say it guys !
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Jack Gordon
1 day ago
How big exactly is the territory combined of the four areas involved in the referenda? As big, say, as the UK?

Cynthia Masse
1 day ago
RUSSIA ❤️ VICTORY ❤️
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JVmanila
1 day ago
I hear a difference in your voice Alexander. Get better soon.

X99G X99G
17 hours ago
Hello, recently on the Hal Turner radio show it was claimed that regular Chinese forces are going to participate the theater in UKA. if so we could see a intervent of socit (?)as in Kazhahstan??

marc layne
1 day ago
Brilliant analysis….

Rudy Friesen
1 day ago
Could you please elaborate on how you see the situation surrounding Kosovo and how it relates to the situation in Ukraine.

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Alvamations
Alvamations
1 day ago
Eating McDonald’s and listening to The Duran.

Leo Mullins
1 day ago
Hmmm! Seems the Russians have been playing chess while Nato was playing checkers.
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Toby’s Musings
Toby’s Musings
1 hour ago
Referendums are needed but must be transparent and overseen by a neutral third party – otherwise the results will never be widely accepted and the conflict will go on.

Phantom
21 hours ago (edited)
Russia officially taking these regions is smart. This denies Ukraine of a majority of its coastline. It more permanently protects Crimea. It creates a land bridge to Crimea. It ends Donbass shelling. And it permanently creates future war possibilities for the Russian Army thanks to having a border across the south Western Dnepier river, close to Odessa and central Ukraine. That defence line broken before it could even be created.
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TheTheFreshPrince1
1 day ago
Great update Mr “Good Day” and Mr “I coming to you from Cyprus”.
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Markos Papasifakis
1 day ago
Do you think that Donbas getting incorporated into the Russian Federation through this referendum and using Kosovo as a precedent affects other countries with similar scenarios? In Greece say, Turkey could make a case against Western Thrace for example. There is a difference of course, and that I think is that the muslim population here would probably prefer to remain part of Greece even if Turkish politicians have been stirring that pot for many years. Just wondering and trying to get a handle on a different world set-up…
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Jimmy and the Resurrection
1 day ago
Thanks for the info. Honey,lime and garlic does wonders for the common cold mr Alexander. Try it.

deltasquared7777
1 day ago
Annexation of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kherson into Russia will not put an end to the Special Military Operation, since Zaporizhzhia, Odessa, and Ukraine east of the Dnieper will still be outstanding issues, as will the demilitarization and denazification of the totality of Ukraine.
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Tyler K
1 day ago
I wonder how they decided who would be called Alex and who would be called Alexander. Did the eldest get the choice or did they flip a coin,
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Zulqadarr Rashid
1 day ago
👍👍👍💯💯💖💖✅❤️😊😊💗💗✅ 👏👏👏 Excellent Analysis.
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L R
1 day ago
Wishes to feel better sending to Alexander….lots of Vitamin C, Zinc and Quercetin….NAC, too!

Johnny Cage
1 day ago (edited)
Chinese Yuan doing really well lately 7.02
🤭
I hear Boeing has finished aircraft available for delivery too
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Moac
Moac
14 hours ago (edited)
Look at the situation in Pakistan – India with Kashmir. It’s a frozen border where both sides disagree over the border yet it’s stable and western powers don’t mind the status quo.
I think a similar outcome will take place in Ukraine but with Russia and some other countries siding with the Russian position while west with Ukrainian. But ending as a frozen border and in time more Russian will move there since it’s some of the most fertile lands in the world.
The Kherson to Donbas area gives Russia even more leverage on the grain and wheat markets and gives security to crimea. Russia doesn’t even need more then those to consider this war a win from a strategic perspective.
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Cynthia Masse
1 day ago
RUSSIA ❤️ VICTORY ❤️
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Louis Lamboley
1 day ago (edited)
I was reading that Russian conscripts do not have to serve in foreign countries. I’m not up on exactly how it all works but if the regular Army is in Russian Federation territory it would free up the mercinaries and militias to move towards Odessa . Be prepared for the Ukrainians to try and disrupt the voting.
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Julian Styles
1 day ago
Russia hasnt taken Zaparozhe city yet.
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Вова Сайбилия
1 day ago
One important aspect is that with the entry of the DPR and the LPR into Russia, the republics where the death penalty was allowed disappear. Now the trial of the Azov battalion members is being prepared, and many residents of Mariupol and the DPR would like death sentences. But after joining Russia, this will be impossible, the maximum penalty is life imprisonment.
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Susan Hopkinson
Susan Hopkinson
15 hours ago
Impossible to imagine how a referendum could be run legitimately and effectively in such chaotic conditions.

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Adianez Gonzalez
Adianez Gonzalez
1 day ago
I have been subscribed since march and I am glad I did
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Antipropo
1 day ago
Just have to remark on the contrast between Alex’s Mediterranean tan and Alexander’s English pallor.😏

CapeCod Bear
1 day ago
Nothing like using their twisted rules against them.

Ra P
1 day ago
back to bite them.. like the sound of that to the western imperialists….Go Putin….Go friendly countries…great show…thanks…
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Bill Rood
1 day ago
Alexander says, “intensely relaxed?” Ordinarily, such an oxymoron would signify a flawed argument, but in this case?…

nava jyoti chetia
1 day ago
But hostile military action inspiring a referendum and extension of political territory- shall be entirely taken as subterfuge and military aggression to extend political boarders
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B P
21 hours ago
How certain can we be of the legitimacy of the rest?

Da Riddym
1 day ago
Respect to Russia, they are doing this by the book, beautiful move, lets end this nonsense, lets see America and Nato’s true colors, they are not going to like this at all.
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game2555
1 day ago
Deadly Serious Events Led to Ukraine WAR | Scott Ritter, Alexander Mercouris

Dan Croitoru
1 day ago
So what the Russians need to do after the referendum other than “whatever they need to do”? Maybe more Musicians? Whatever … I come here only to see you agree with each other and to count how many times you say k’laps and k’lectiv west. I love these words.-))) And I liked how the London oracle said it was both bottom up and top down – we can’t miss any direction
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Marek Spacek
1 day ago
Can you please explain why Roberta Metsola, elected President of the European Parliament, has no public involvement in regards to the Ukrainian conflict and most importantly the effects of the sanctions adopted against Russia on European countries?

pepperoni
14 hours ago (edited)
the military reserve was just called up in Russia under a partial mobilization. I have to say, the UN bias towards USA propaganda is truly disappointing.
China, Russia, Iran, India, Belarus, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, half of Africa, most of south America, etc. have all indicated their support for Russia and its position.
Many of which were consulted before Russia called the partial mobilization.
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blasater
1 day ago
Get well soon Alexander

Sid Vish
1 day ago (edited)
“The gloves will finally come off” ending the SMO is not a good thing as it could turn into WW3 and the end of humanity.

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kyriacos georgiou
kyriacos georgiou
1 day ago
Get well soon Alexander

валерий гольштейн
1 day ago
The future of Donbass:
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Nicholas #51
11 hours ago
I love India and Russia! 🇮🇳🇷🇺

Katia Andrews
1 day ago
What about Odessa?
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Patrick Farrell
1 day ago
Excellent analysis both of you, Putin is a bloody genius.
Alexander you might need a hot toddy (whiskey) before bed.
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Chiki Boom Boom
1 day ago (edited)
lol thats what i wrote 2 days ago, focus only on Lugansk and Donetsk, set bases there, fortify them fully scale

Damon Urbani
1 day ago
Greetings from South Africa gentlemen analyst’s 😃👋🇿🇦🌻💐
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Sans The Kirby 2nd channel
10 hours ago
Iran and Syria are military partners. Both of these countries have military ties with Russia. Will they become significant players in the war in Ukraine? Will Israel provide aid to Ukraine?

Radiant thunder
1 day ago
If SMO ends? So what will happen to Odessa, kharkiv?? Has Russia given up on these territories?
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Marilyn Justice
1 day ago
Where will this leave Odessa?
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Kit cat
Kit cat
1 day ago
What about the Strategic Partnership signed in September 2021 between UKR and the US? Will that no longer stand with regard to Crimea and NATO+EU membership?
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Kees Aben
1 day ago
What does this development means for Odessa?

Aaron Marchand
1 day ago
They can’t declare full fledged war, because that would remove their one remaining facade of supreme military power, ie. that the reason they have been performing so pathetically compared to what everyone thought would happen if they invaded Ukraine before it actually happened (including this channels predictions), is because they are “holding back” something
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Aidan Linehan
1 day ago
Hopefully Putin will organise referendums in Cyprus and South Kensington at the same time as in the Donbas. Wherever Russians are, that is Russia. 🤔
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Ricardo Vasquez
23 hours ago
Question for Alex: does the PBS translation to English was thrutfully?

MakDaddi
1 day ago
A Referendum would allow the Collective West to concede a transition out of the conflict if they get enough public pressure… and are smart enough.
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Sew’n Sew
Sew’n Sew
22 hours ago
It’s amazing how fast events are moving. Tomorrow federal reserve expected to increase rates again hammering another spike into the heart of the USA economy

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Sandra
Sandra
1 day ago
That’s a very good question, AC

Simon O. Sniper
1 day ago
‘Oh, and by the way, we’ve got all the oil and gas’.

Herby
1 day ago (edited)
Zelensky will remain with a ramp state in the end
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Gazda
1 day ago
The Duran for the new world government!
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λθφ
1 day ago (edited)
Victory in the Patriotic war of 1812 a meeting of the collegium of ministries of foreign affairs will be timed to take place in November in Minsk . It will emphasize that the victory was won not over the French .but in fact ,it is the whole of Europe .united under the rule of Napoleon .Historic document copies have been exchanged .
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Rodney Franks
1 day ago
The capture of a T90m tank seems to contradict this analysis. Very unlikely militia would have been given this tank by Russian forces not to mention the capture of an kharusa electronic warfare unit. I do agree that militia definitely not your first string. Also I’ve never been a real big fan of mercenaries. The Wagner group will be good for specialized missions but would be wasted in a conventional warfare setting.
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Mohammad Karimzai
1 day ago
Good luck for Donbas people and enjoy your lovely life with freedom from zelensky Nazis regime.
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Johannes Scherpenisse
1 day ago
not taking Odessa is defeat.
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Franc P
1 day ago
Even if both Donetsk & Luhansk become part of RU, it does not change the strategic situation:
1. Get & keep NATO out of UA, which is an Existential Threat to RU that not only won’t away, but will keep tightening – a la Boa constrictor, a strategy that the US has been using since 1945.
2. Long distance shelling with HIMARS
3. Commando & terror attacks in occupied territories + RU itself (assassinations), where NO one is safe.
These situations are not acceptable from the national or personal security perspective.
ps. OT, John Kiriakou said on Gonzalo Litara’s Roundtable (Sept. 20), that today is CIA’s 75th birthday 🎂🎉⚡💥 – now an unelected and unaccountable govt within the US gov.
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Phantom
22 hours ago
Referendums being speedrun.

Warner Paau
1 day ago
If the Donbass region is incorporated into Russia proper, doesn’t it mean that the CSTO members are obligated to send military aid to Russia in the event of an attack from Ukraine?

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Ronald Howell
Ronald Howell
1 day ago
I look at it like when Russia stepped In to help the country of Syria’s military.
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Mike M44
1 day ago
Is this what Putin meant as unleashing hell??🤣
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Mark Liu ZX
18 hours ago
Russian and Chinese ‘top security advisors’ met in Fujian Province, just across the Taiwan Straits facing the island of Taiwan . It’s a symbolic signal to Russians and Chinese where both countries stand on protecting national sovereignty and their ethnic brethren around their borders.
Let’s all pray this conflict in Ukraine ends earliest possible to avoid more unnecessary deaths among Ukrainians who are sacrificial lambs for ambitions of its corrupt elites led by a comedian / actor staging a movie for western media.
Let it all be over for sanity to prevail though EU is going into ‘insanity’ with NATO leading the charge with false propaganda.
Thanks for regular updates as western MSM reports on Ukraine conflict make no sense.
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David Devilliers
1 day ago (edited)
Mr. Putin, his close group of aides are remarkably stable and balanced in their outlook and visions.
Mr. Lavrov is close to taking the cake for his balance and stability when under pressure. Mr. Medvedev is the visionary of the Liverwurst phenomenon whereby Germany continues to dig its own grave. Mr. Shoigu is remarkable for his skills and determination under pressure whilst also being of a somewhat exotic character from the Territory of his birth.
Mr. Pesky requires no introduction as being a diligent pointed character who never veers from the facts, the truth of the issues.
Overall it is too much of a coincidence that it must be due to something in the water, the beautiful source of its purity without exception…..
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Audrius Palaima
1 day ago (edited)
This means full scale war and mobilisation in russia imo, during next few weeks
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M B
1 day ago
Don’t understand why Russia didn’t initiate this earlier when it had Kiev almost enclosed and held more territory The dynamics could possibly have reduced casualties on all sides. Seems this scenario (regardless of being in Putin game playbook) has successfully been pushed onto Putin.

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Saxologist
Saxologist
1 day ago
RT: The referendums will take place from 23 to 27 September, according to LPR and DPR leaders

Guillermo Bolanos
1 day ago
Odessa. Finish the job.
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Tobias Bauer
1 day ago (edited)
Isn’t it sad, that we all know the results of all of this referendums? This is how both Alexes my about democratic decision making. They might prefer the way how in GDR was voted. At least everybody knows the results beforehand.

road trip
13 hours ago
Putin address mobilizes reserves. With referendums in zapahrozia, kherson a push towards Odessa by Russian regulars as a followup offensive would prepare for the eventual land bridge to Hungary . Bulgaria will crater as a nato nation leaving Romania isolated.

richard carlyon
1 day ago
A massive change soon to come.

Johnny Begood
23 hours ago (edited)
Here ya go, Alex !
The International Court of Justice in The Hague has declared that Kosovo’s independence is in line with international law. The ruling is a blow to Serbia but has been welcomed by Germany and the US.
Reading out the verdict, ICJ President Hisashi Owada said international law contains no “prohibition on declarations of independence.””
Which now also equally applies to the Donbas, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia (and Crimea before them).
Russia TOLD the fahclsts of the ‘west’ that they were opening Pandora’s box when they pulled this nonsense back then…… and now it returns to bite them in the ash.
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Fiero88mph2018
Fiero88mph2018
1 day ago
Alexander sounds like Richard Dawkins

Toeka Frank
1 day ago
Putin is a master statesman and gentleman.♥️🇷🇺♥️
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Vane Speer
1 day ago
Can anyone out there verify what I have heard about a statement made by a member of the German Parliament; where he said words to this effect
“Everybody will remember where they were and what they were doing on September 24th of 2022”
If true it is such an ominous warning.
And now with these referendums in Ukraine coming up sometime in the next week, could it be this Sept 24th date statement will coincide with these referendums.
My greatest fear is that those areas that will be voting in essence to succeed from Ukraine and join Russia may be hit with a weapon of mass destruction before they would officially fall under The direct protection of the Russian Federation.
I don’t put it past the demoniacs ruling the West,
God help us.
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Nik Milkoff
Nik Milkoff
1 day ago
What makes a country a country? It has to be recognized by other countries.
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Josiffrank
Josiffrank
1 day ago
I wonder if Russia will ask for outside observers when the referendum takes place just to make the referendum more watertight?

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Harold Crews
Harold Crews
1 day ago (edited)
It makes more sense for them to be annexed into Russia. The alternative would have been long term protectorates of the Russian Federation and full economic integration into Russia including adoption of the Russian ruble as their currencies either outright or by pegging their nominally separate currencies to the Russian ruble.
What is an open question is whether any other regions currently part of Ukraine with large ethnic Russian populations will also seek annexation into Russia. It is clear that the Zelensky regime will almost certainly take punitive measures against Ukrainians civilians that in any way cooperated with Russian or allied forces, including accepting food or medical assistance. It is not hard to imagine the reservations held by Ukrainians who accepted such assistance out of necessity would have about the full resumption of control by the Ukrainian regime. I suspect that many Ukrainians will seek asylum in Russia in the near future in the face of persecution.
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MCat A
1 day ago
To Alexander, this is what I do to decongest: I mix 100ml saline with a half teaspoon hydrogen peroxide plus a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, put in a squeezy bottle squirt in nose and hold in and tip head for several minutes.

Rustsamurai1
1 day ago
If diversity is strength, Ukraine will be rather weakened and most displeased in losing its Russian-speaking population, and the land on which many of them live.
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Jacob Jorgenson
1 day ago
Putin is playing 3D chess again
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Buriram Bob
1 day ago
Two problems for Russia. In his CBS interview Erdogan said Crimea should return to Ukraine. Another concern has to be the difficulty Russia will inevitably face to convince the UN and countries to recognize referendum results.
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Apropos
Apropos
1 day ago
You two are something else.

Geo Custer
1 day ago
The way the EU..NATO have been treating Serbia, Hungary, and other former Russian allies, including Poland…..it would not surprise me to see them all leave…NATO….or the …EU.

Eugene Emerick
1 day ago
No it’s not a end, just becomes a war.

chrpchr1 christodoulou
1 day ago
Κε Μερκούρη σήμερα παραδέκτηκα ότι εκτός από άριστος αναλυτής είσαι και τρομερό μυαλό.
Συγχαρητήρια και στους δυο σας.

gprivat812_my_selection
1 day ago
Yes, the referenden were prepared in advance! It has even been hinted at for a long while that therr will be referenden in September! All this plans were stopped by the Ukranian offensive! Now this longtime planning is revived. But where will be the future border? As “Dimi” correctly stated about 50% of the DPR area is under Ukranian control! So a referendum in DPR is not really valid in terms of international law. What will happen to Odessa? Clearly, these referenden are not the answer to the volatile situation in this conflict!! All that is just talk, what will be the walk?
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Anita Podsudek
1 day ago
According to Moon of Alabama:
On The Upcoming Putin Speech And Announcements
Moscow has made a decision how to proceed in the proxy war with NATO in the Ukraine.
We do not yet know what the decision is.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will hold a TV speech at 8 pm Moscow time (17:00 UTC) followed by an announcement by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
In July Putin has held a press conference or speech where he said with regards to Ukraine something like: “We haven’t even started yet.” It may be that Russia will do that now. That a decision had been made was noticeable.
Yesterday the parliaments of the Luhansk and Donetz People’s Republics suddenly requested their government to immediately launch referendums about the republics accession to the Russian Federation. Today Denis Pushilin, the head of of the DNR government, announced that a referendum will be held on September 23 to 27.
Also yesterday the Russian parliament introduced amendments to the Russian Criminal Code which will increase the prison penalties for ‘voluntary surrender’, ‘looting’, ‘non-fulfillment of military orders’ during a time of mobilization, martial law and war. Companies who reject to produce for the military will also be penalized. The amendments passed their second reading in parliament today and will become law after a third reading.
If the LNR and DPR vote to become part of Russia, and if Russia accepts it, any attack of them will be an act of war against Russia. The ‘Special Military Operation’, which Russia is currently proceeding with, would thus change into something way more serious. Russia could declare the conflict to be a war. It could then use conscripts in war functions, mobilize reserves and use its full arsenal against the Ukraine. Potentially also against those who support it with weapons and other war material.
I find this whole seemingly hasty process atypical for Putin’s usual way.
My hunch is that Russia received information over some weapon systems the U.S. is secretly providing to the Ukraine. This could be missiles with several hundred kilometer range or other types of weapons that could seriously threaten Russia’s towns and cities.
If so, Russia has to do something now to end the war before its becomes more than a nuisance for Russia and its people. Ending means of course by winning it.
Training up a mobilization force takes about three months. It would put it on the front in the mid of winter, a season during which Russian forces can operate quite well.
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Vince Tagle Oficiar
Vince Tagle Oficiar
1 day ago
Ukraine after referendum cannot strike ZNPP again because Russia can retaliate with nukes to Kiev!😁👍❤️

Falcon Alley
22 hours ago
The military operations ends and Russia will declare war and calls for national draft for those 18 above. Then the war goes to the next level and the west gets further stuck with Ukraine.

Etienne Stevens
20 hours ago
If this analise is close to correct this would be a brilliant game off chess. Weaken the west (Europe) to the brink of collapce by not go for the quick chessmatt. Use after some time their own tools towards the US. WOW….. And in the after match .. Get Europe (Germany) out of influence of the greens and US by support them in all way’s US can not (Petroll/Gass/Minerals) and trade it for knowledge to build together a Russian/European third block. China does accept this as they want trade with all and only will be left with the Anglo’s (ruled by german king of the UK) as enemy
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Glenn Mitchell
18 hours ago (edited)
Will the usual international organizations send election observers to Ukraine to vet the referenda? Did those international organizations vet the Kosovo referendum?

steenkigerrider
1 day ago
“Date of the referendums brought forward”
And why is that? Is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin worried that those areas might be overrun
if he waits to long?🙂
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Henk Vermeer
Henk Vermeer
1 day ago
I,m afraid the Kosovo precedent won’t hold in the eyes of NATO/EU as it is this time Russia and now NATO/EU change the rules at their convenience.
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londonparis [parislondon]
londonparis [parislondon]
1 day ago
Rebrand The Duran to The Russia Channel
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yesdvt
yesdvt
1 day ago
This referendum will not change the outcome of russian defeat in Харьков and their inability to run this war effectively. Putin’s regime is not capable of winning wars, they are stuck in different paradigm or too weak to go all in.

william yale goodman
1 day ago
Does this mean Karkhiv and Odessa stay Ukrainian?

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Dan L
Dan L
1 day ago
Ukrainian generals welding their tank crews in the tank,😅 true. Earl Grey youtube channel
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Volkssturmer 58
23 hours ago
Друзья России!! Не отчаивайтесь, не сдавайтесь! Правда и справедливость на вашей стороне! Пусть Всемогущий Бог просветит вас и приведет к победе!! Для многополярного мира сохраните БРИКС+. полная поддержка от вашей страны-друга Аргентины!!!!
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Sandra
Sandra
1 day ago
Please let AM talk at least 1/2 the time.

Tamgo Smith
1 day ago
Russia should Cut it’s Losses and ask for Forgiveness from international community.
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Tony A
Tony A
1 day ago
What would happen if Northern Ireland voted to join Eire following a right wing coup in the UK that forbade Gaelic being recognised as a language and culture and Great Britain then decided to invade Northern Ireland causing a civil war and where the USA intervened on the side of Eire?

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Vince Tagle Oficiar
Vince Tagle Oficiar
1 day ago
Medvedev is a true Russian patriot and know the West greed and warmonger attitudes!
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Ben Fogali
1 day ago
Fellas! That’s called a Queen’s Gambit!!

kingfish99
22 hours ago
Kramatorsk will become an enemy occupied Russian city, that’s all you need to know to understand the impact.

Sng Tian wan
1 day ago
On the contrary, far from the end, its a beginning mean to an end!
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psi steve
psi steve
9 hours ago
Praise YAH.

George Gunnee
9 hours ago
@00:26:xx Scott Ritter makes this very precise point in a recent vlog! It seems Uncle Poupou is using the rules-based order against the 国际社会…

Philip Clemoes
17 hours ago
We could do with a map of the area, to make it clearer.

Milana Pejov
1 day ago
The decision to support Donbas as example taken Kosovo doesn’t really harm the west , but this time it just affirms the fact that Serbia is not only betrayed by west but by Russia because it means they accepted Kosovo’s independence. Something that every Serb hates and can’t forgive

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John Moss
John Moss
1 day ago
Strategic withdrawal to consolidate their gains

donwww
1 day ago
Russia has been too self restrained in this war, the US would have bombed and destroyed the entire infrastructure of west Ukraine (the railway, internet, power stations/lines, water supplies) and called civilian death “collateral damage”.
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Fasil Ketema
1 day ago
it would be unfair to appreciate PM Putin .

pedro sotomayor
1 day ago
Question is what with Odessa ? They’ll Durley want that

Cygnus Atratus
23 hours ago
Друзья России!! Не отчаивайтесь, не сдавайтесь! Правда и справедливость на вашей стороне! Пусть Всемогущий Бог просветит вас и приведет к победе!! Для многополярного мира сохраните БРИКС+. полная поддержка от вашей страны-друга Аргентины!!!!

john matthews
22 hours ago
Ah yes, referendums. The very word sends a chill down the spines of the EU leadership in Brussels. The people themselves make the decision? It’s an outrage according to those petty dictators in Brussels. The people can’t be allowed to decide for themselves. Why, what would happen if there was a Europe wide referendum on whether to remove the sanctions on Russia?
The mind boggles.
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hannannah1uk
hannannah1uk
1 day ago
Alexander’s got a cold, but no hankie. 🥺

Глеб Глебыч
1 day ago
С предложением гроссмейстера Путина нужно соглашаться сразу! ИБО: Путин сначала предлагает взаимовыгодные условия, потом условия более выгодные России, а потом для особо упоротых – условия , при которых те ещё могут унести ноги..
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Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
Not end, but new objective: anti-terrorism and change of Ukr gov.
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Pastor TT
1 day ago (edited)
Wouldn’t DPR/LPR being independent, neutral, pro-Russian countries be a better thing for Russia? I agree Kherson/Zaporozhiye regions being annexed to Russia is the right thing to do though.

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Gustavo Perez
Gustavo Perez
1 day ago
Ukraine has been extremely careful not to attack proper Russian territory. If invaded Ukrainian territory is to be considered same as Russian territory then Ukraine can perform reciprocal attacks into Russian cities. This is a big and dangerous bluff.

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foursoulz
foursoulz
1 day ago
…Ofc i understand the question…😉 you gentelmen are the best!

Anders Andersson
1 day ago
Why didnt they say what Erdogan actually said?
Vladimir Putin must return the Black Sea peninsula, including Crimea, to its “rightful owners,” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.
His remarks come after the leaders of India and China also dealt Putin a rhetorical blow in recent days.
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Winston Smith
Winston Smith
1 day ago
Finally!

Jim Swoben
1 day ago
what has changed is the nato assistance of smart rockets that have destroyed supplies and bridges and leave Russians with poor logistics and resupply. How do you retreat across a river with no bridges in Kherson? HIMARS interrupt the Russian way of war and leaves them technologically in an indefensible position.
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Shimpriv
Shimpriv
1 day ago
I honestly don’t see the purpose of these referendums. Ukraine has been shelling russian territory for months, if it was just about the declaration of war it could’ve been done back in march when ukraine destroyed gas storage facilities near Belgorod. Is Belgorod somehow less important than a newly acquired Donetsk?
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Anja Zapico
1 day ago
I guess they will just stop bombing the Donbass the day after the contracts are signed and intensify their efforts in one of the other fronts, they are opening already.

Samuel Ramos
1 day ago
Wow. What a finale. Russia takes the lands they fought for and ends the smo.

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Arash Rezaee
Arash Rezaee
1 day ago
I have a suggestion Duran, bring the “Syriana Analysis” guy on youtube for Armenia/Azerbaijan matters as a guest.

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dignamshane
dignamshane
1 day ago
So basically, they’re beginning to realise that if they don’t act fast to annex those Oblast’s, they’ll lose it all. It’s nothing but an admission of defeat.
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shooster
shooster
1 day ago
The idea of Referendums in those areas having validity is a joke. Millions of Ukranians for a start have been driven from those Ukrainian areas for years and hundreds of the thousands more since February.. 🙄
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Relampago
Relampago
1 day ago
Xander caught the coof!

Natural Language Learning
1 day ago
Don’t worry, everything’s going according to plan. The Special Military Operation was a total success. Let’s see what other brilliant 3d chess moves the Kremlin does next.

Harald in China
19 hours ago
Alexander suffering for the public service provided by the Duran

steenkigerrider
1 day ago
“You can actually see the difference, …..the Russian army goes about things in a different way”
Sure, the Russian First Guards got clobbered, the leftovers routed and now only virtually exists on paper.
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John Do3
1 day ago
This pep talk ain’t gonna help that poor Boris. He is losing ground day by day, and getting killed day by day.
So sad, so very sad :))
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skyscraper
skyscraper
1 day ago
Love it! Karma comes back to bite the West on their own rules 🤣😂🤣

Matt Davidson
1 day ago (edited)
Can somebody clarify for an ignorant Englishman who loves Russia, is Odessa a predominantly ethnic Russian city like Donbass ?
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milan keselj
milan keselj
19 hours ago
I would just add that Kosovo never had referendum on independence, just declaration of independence supported by west…
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bradley halfacre
1 day ago
Do the folk on the Ukrainian side of the Donetz border allowed to vote too? If not the ballot is invalid.

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Dan Stuart
Dan Stuart
1 day ago
How about a Referendum for Russia itself and ask the population do they still want a Communist Dictatorship running the country.

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Joanne Savage
1 day ago
This is great news about tHe referendums
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spitfire red
1 day ago
Looks Like NATO to escalate with latest strategic deterrence concept, What Now?
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w
14 hours ago
Moral of the story is don’t be fool with a sad Angel drinking cracker alcohol.

Judah BenIsrael
1 day ago
Russia going back into Kharkiv and Odesa because if dint now then they going to have to fight another war..Russia won’t leave no major Russia majority cities in Ukraine
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I’veDoneWithOverthinking,Yayyyy,IThink?
1 day ago
Mr Putin; if you read my comment, I salute your decision. Your legal & military team needs engineers advisers too. They like to solve problems. If no problem is available, they’ll create their own problems, hahaha..

MIA TAROT – VIRGO
1 day ago
God Bless You little Alexander, Plenty of Honey, Lemon, Ginger, all in one Cup, Grapefruit, Pineapple , Green Veg, Good Quality Tomatoes and Garlic and if Your throat is horse, Vocal Zone ,which You Can Buy From Any Chemist, Usually, About £5.00 Just Trying To Help and God Bless You, Please Get Better Soon and, one more thing Albos , probably spelt wrong, so do forgive me a few drops in a bowl of hot water, the steam if You know What I mean and try to put Vicks Vapa Rub on Your heels of Your feet, then put socks on and, really, You Should Get Better and God Bless You and Plenty of Onion, Green, White or Red ,no I am not a nurse, just giving You sweet Natural Remedies, much love, not that way and God Bless again.🌼💦
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R.W.B.
19 hours ago
When is Turkey and/or Hungary applies for B.R.I.C. membership?
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Pos Moo
1 day ago
everytime these two tell me russia is about to escalate it doesn’t happen.
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Milan Sekler
1 day ago
$10.00
Thanks!
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515coldfire
1 day ago
Nahtzee destroyed✅️
Ukraine demilitarized✅️
Referendum ☑️
Phase 3
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errol kim
14 hours ago
We’re at full escalation now anyways.

Kristian La Vigne
1 day ago
Please watch latest Judging Freedom interview with Col. McGregor. Super enlightening!!!

ananamus
21 hours ago
Can anyone from the Duran explain why kosovo is different? Because if a population of 90% of one ethnicity is not allowed to claim independence then what is the principle being violated? It can’t possibly be a different principle than what DNR and LNR are going to do.

James qualls
1 day ago
Who said the kremlin don’t have imagination 😂😂😂

RJ
1 day ago
Rumors and gossip are like Debt and refinance to America same- same!!!

Anik Samiur Rahman
18 hours ago (edited)
I’ll rather say, this is a desperate response to NATO’s escalation. Yes, it was preplanned, but in the middle of major Ukrainian offensive? I doubt Russia is in the driver sit of the situation.

Hans Weichselbaum
1 day ago
They are going to be free and fair, of course.

Andrey Vengrinovich
1 day ago (edited)
Russia had no choice but what if 60k Azov battalion with 60k Adar battalion would erased Donetsk and Lugansk from Mariupal and Kharhov directions? That’s why Russia had to jump in advance from all those military pile ups on the boarders. Damm Russia if you do and Damm Russia if it doesn’t 🙄
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Winter Rising
13 hours ago
This video aged well

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Kent Jensen
Kent Jensen
12 hours ago
Why is the Duran slower to upload now that so much is happening?

Arkadiusz A
1 day ago
How do we know that most of the fighting are doing donbas militia and mercenary ? Do you have any reliable source ?

Di&Ce
1 day ago
Russia’s s34 could be the dame changer.

Paul Wolf
1 day ago
Rules don’t have equal protection in the global western board game.

Some Geezer
1 day ago
Putin’s speech cancelled . Central bank Governor resigned . Chairman of Duma announced no general mobilisation .

gus fischer
1 day ago
Great news IF mrs Nuland et al agrees
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Bob Dennison
1 day ago
thank you men .

Coco Chanel
1 day ago
The militias of the LPR DPR will be integrated into the Russian Armed Forces.
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Wrath Troll
20 hours ago
Is Alex muting Alexander while he talks now?

maneco64
1 day ago
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rwabugiri10000
10 hours ago
CA$2.79
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11 hours ago
$2.00
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Richard Whisler
23 hours ago
$1.99
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Jim
1 day ago
Bravo bravo move my strategical smart mr Putin
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Sanat Bhate
1 day ago
When Archduke Ferdinand was shot in Balkans, no one had imagined that there would be two world wars and millions dead world over. As no one is even considering how to douse this fire… no one is going to escape the effects of this conflict… absolutely no one!
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Chris Herz
Chris Herz
1 day ago
Another step, perhaps inevitable, toward a world war, also inevitable.

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Mariana Lazarevic
Mariana Lazarevic
1 day ago
Referendum is nightmare for EU !!!!!
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richard aurre
1 day ago
BOLD FORECAST, only time will tell.

Voltaire7 1
20 hours ago
👍🇨🇦

Paul Morris
1 day ago
All NATO has done is awaken a sleeping bear.

Mir Ba
1 day ago
Can you talk about certain people? I know that you’re analytical channel.

John Te moni
1 day ago
Fantastic…. Go the Vlad

Joseph K
1 day ago
Would Kharkov desire to become part of Russian? What do you think, Alex and Alexander.
Gospode pomiloi ☦️🇷🇺🙏 Amin.

oknar x
1 day ago
After Pfizer buster I am failing in love with Ukraine nazis. My friend told me that is side-effects from buster. How is it possible. 🤔
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James valpuesta
James valpuesta
1 day ago
10 pm London time. Receiving information that Lavrovs usual aircraft is on its way to USA. Peskov did not give his usual operations run down today and of course Putin canceled his announcement. What is up ???
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Oron Last
Oron Last
1 day ago
I’m not fighting Russia for the elites, I’ll find my way to Russia and work my way home from there.

Davis Visari
1 day ago
indipendence is not granted from others, otherwise the greece would be still under ottomans, and cyprus under egypt rule, do you like it alex and alex?

Andrey Vengrinovich
1 day ago
Special operation ends war operation without UN restrictions starts ))

Fatah Sediqui
1 day ago
What about Odessa? Does Russia would go to Odessa and occupy it also? or they will suffice with what they already got.

peter featherbone
1 day ago
Greetings from Australia

Beauty Ximba
1 day ago
Hello 👋 gentlemen from South Africa
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Andrew Morgan-Williams
1 day ago
Hey..the final shot is Belgrade no? Looking over the Danub and Sava rivers

James Sorrel
1 day ago
Ballot boxes will be stuffed 😂

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Logic105
Logic105
1 day ago
I dont know, Ukraine sent missiles into Belgorod. I don’t see how they still have to abide by the SMO policies when this is a direct attack on their soil. Doesn’t make sense.
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trade winds
trade winds
21 hours ago
Voting results will be provided by Dominion voting machine.

J
17 hours ago
REFERENDA!!!!!
REFERENDUM IS ONE……
REFERENDA IS MORE THAN ONE…..

bill hanna
20 hours ago
Any news on the US/Ukraine Bio weapon labs given to the UN ….. Monkey Pox

Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez
1 day ago
Let people be free to decide what country they want to belong to.

Donal Taaffe
23 hours ago
👍

Dan Croitoru
1 day ago
Special Military Operations ends … Very Special Military Operations begins
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Steve Larsen
Steve Larsen
23 hours ago (edited)
Long overdue this ramping up as Donetsk civilians are taking a shellacking from this constant bombardment.
BTW why don’t Russians invite allies such as China, Iran and NK to send a brigade or two each to join the fray?
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Yuli Yanti
1 day ago
Long live Russia and Russian people
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TheHikuky
1 day ago
Referendum will work only if Russian and the people from the territory play the role well like the British governments and the Falkland Islands did and maintains …

Uriel Crooks
1 day ago
I wanted too order a coffee cup from Canada will it get delivered

Gerard van den Berg
1 day ago
💯

Trendline Tracker
1 day ago
Sauce that Goosed the Gander!

Oddvard Myrnes
1 day ago
Referendum you say. Will monitors be allowed?
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Azymight HH
Azymight HH
1 day ago
what are they going to do when 1 million professional russian army come down on you?

msjoanofthearc
1 day ago
Landlock Ukraine!!!
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Tellulater Later
1 day ago
Multipolar world 🥳🥳🥳
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john cale
1 day ago
Weak analysis today – the point of this is that Russian conscripts can be deployed – doubling the size of the force put out by Russia.
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ROY hodge
1 day ago
❤️
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Anton Taylor
1 day ago
Ukraine GG

Joaquin Serrano
14 hours ago
This could either work out well for Russia or not. But if it doesn´t work out, it will be disastrous for Russia.

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Nina Rao
Nina Rao
1 day ago
Russia, unlike the west acts on a rule based order .
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gyanprovu
1 day ago
Why now.why not way after winter?fun is yet to come.

Knight Shift
1 day ago
🔥🔥🔥comments 🔥🔥🔥 Ty Duran👑👑

Bill Carpenter
1 day ago
What happens or is happening now with the Russian-favoring civilians Iin kharkov, after kiiv is back in control ???
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NEIL WALSH
18 hours ago
Sovereignty is objective. The borders have shifted.

un park
1 day ago
What is Referendum? Is there a partial one?

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raynier l Lewis
raynier l Lewis
1 day ago
Hi Alex,Alexander you are a bit late to the party i.e Kharkiv don’t you think?

livia hollmayer
1 day ago
💕💕👍👍

MIA TAROT – VIRGO
1 day ago
Alex and Alexander, thank you, I have only just started to listen to You Both and God Bless You, But to Me, Nothing is right here, No it is Not!! You Must Please Follow Tom Numbers on YouTube , He, was Talking To Jason Q, What An Excellent Pair, just how They Bounce Off One another, just like Yourselves, So Interesting honestly and I love them to, not in that way, Not wishing to be rude, but, You Will Learn Many Things ,and We Are Talking About Serious Research We Are, Little Jason Q Is Fantastic, ah and Tom and Your Lovely Selves, Fantastic Energy Once One Works it Out, it All Gels You See, anyway, just thought that I Would Mention this, Love and Blessings to You Both ,God Bless, just Trying To Help I Am👍👍👍👓👓👓. Very Sorry Psych Club You need to go on ,on YouTube , always Something New To Learn, they are just my Cup of Coffee, just like Yourselves and I Love You All I Do.xx
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Melissa mck
1 day ago
It’s been suggested Chinese military seen in Ukraine to aid Russia, any evidence to substantiate these claims ?
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PaddyIrishman
PaddyIrishman
19 hours ago
What of they voted no in the referendum?

aerily1
1 day ago

Traditional Food
1 day ago
… one referendum, two referenda, …

Mike Nelson
1 day ago
We see 3D political chess on display.

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gprivat812_my_selection
1 day ago
🔴 What will happen to Odessa then⁉️

LanaMici
1 day ago
It’s a good analysis… however why were there signs everywhere stating “Russia is here forever?” Why would they ever do it if they didn’t mean to conduct referendums all alone?…. does that make sense to you?

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pedro sotomayor
1 day ago
*surely want, need Odessa
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Dan Bradbury
1 day ago
Anybody else watched the video of Chinese vehicles moving in Ukraine apparently if true that is seems bad

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Katelynn’s Giraffe
Katelynn’s Giraffe
1 day ago
i hope russia and serbia trolls the west by using what they’re saying about this referendum on kosovo.
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Professor Puntmuts
20 hours ago
👌

Mr. Wonderful
15 hours ago
WHEN will the referendums take place?

Svetlana Sveta
1 day ago
Kursk and Belgorod – Russia. They have been bombed for several months. Nothing happens.
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Arto “Heka” Strom
1 day ago
This is getting more and more interesting. WW3 is very close.

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Jozef Ciszewski
Jozef Ciszewski
1 day ago
Bad boys Bad boys whatcha gonna do when the big boys will come for you Ukraine/nato.

George Fitzhugh
1 day ago
It won’t look good if only the Ukrainian oblasts of Russia are drafted. Won’t the draft need to be widened to Russia?

Ilia Pustinqk
1 day ago
Nice

benetaue
22 hours ago
If one conducted a referendum in 1918 in Western Poland we may have hade a Jewish state
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Hawaiiguy Kailua
1 day ago
Remember Remember the 24th of September.

Jack Heape
1 day ago
WAY too many ads guys.

lawrence mccoy
1 day ago
Thanks

Dean Sawich
1 day ago
Thanks

Bernard Sharah
1 day ago
‘Referenda’ not ‘referendums’

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Blessed Bonney Kuntu-Blankson
1 day ago
Go back to being neutral and speaking the real truth by being on site. Don’t sit, reference and chatter about hearsay
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Mortimer Snerd
14 hours ago
Putin is a maker of rules playing with fools. SLAVA RUSSIA.
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James Breault
15 hours ago
And Russia will do what it has to do to extract Ukraine troops.

jeffrey bergin
1 day ago
thank christ the russian military will have the shackles off .
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Dan King
Dan King
1 day ago
Over by Christmas ……?

RoBo MAc
1 day ago
Wnen and why did Putin knock Erdogans chair on the ground

ArkTiger4c
1 day ago
NATO took Kosovo from Serbia I guess succession is the norm now after all it was the west that started this trend
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quij7ote 22
22 hours ago
Kosovo as precedent — well, well, well. I think you call this “hoisted on one’s own petard.” Way to go “West.”

David Leahy
1 day ago
As if the Russians give a toss how the west reacts.

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concha152
concha152
1 day ago
What about odessa?

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Madanmohan Das
Madanmohan Das
1 day ago
Is not the plural ‘referenda’?
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Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald
1 day ago
🤯🤯🤯🤯

sara toga
1 day ago
ODESA ODESA ODESA.& WAR WILL BE OVER!!
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Ramon Ching
10 hours ago
Wait till it drags on. Every region of Ukraine will have a referendum. Ha ha ha.
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Liberty Grig
1 day ago
Why Nobody paid attention to referendum in Karaback?

Jeff Jones
18 hours ago (edited)
More threats from dads army
Prisoner quick march

Ismael
11 hours ago
Good luck referendum. Putin our hero.

Stas Vas
1 day ago
Россия годами готовилась к этим референдумам. Все пройдет очень быстро.

w
15 hours ago
# THE BRONZE GOOSE SHADOW

bradley halfacre
1 day ago
Russia is only finding out they are fighting NATO just now?

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Канал игрофильмов и стримов
Канал игрофильмов и стримов
23 hours ago
no) Russia was preparing and chilling )
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Bruce Gregson
1 day ago
Europe can’t survive without gas

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Leo Mullins
1 day ago
The cunning of logos
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Mark Crisp
15 hours ago
I think we’ll see nukes used in Ukrane soon. Let’s hope it stays there.

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GUITARDIS
GUITARDIS
1 day ago
Concessions to the ignorant, aside, the plural of ‘referendum’ is ‘REFERENDA’, not ‘referendums’.

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James Breault
16 hours ago
Will the referendum be legal?
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alfa12
alfa12
16 hours ago
Where on earth were you the last seven months. Another planet? ‘Once Russia becomes involved..’. Russia started this war, number one. Secondly 1 Guards Army, 3 rd Corps, the VDV and so and on, is already in Ukraine. Go and read a map with the units on the map. Then you would see how many BTG’s Russia already has in Ukraine.
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Martin Finn
Martin Finn
1 day ago
Mr.Putin is going to New York. This is why he couldn’t give his speech.
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Antonijo Bakija
Antonijo Bakija
1 day ago (edited)
Are you sure that all referendums will pass, i.e. say “yes” to join Russia? And Ukraininas will give up the fighting and say: Ok, you can go!” 😂😂😂Allegedly, more than 40k of Russians fled to Georgia, without mobilization. What would be if Russia declares it? 😂😂😂

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mikerbwind
mikerbwind
1 day ago
I think your logic has a few flaws. If all Russia wanted was a buffer between its border and Ukraine why start a war and invade Ukraine rather than merely to do what is now proposed in terms of the territories that plan to hold these referenda? You also ignore the fact that no Western power will recognise these annexations as legitimate. It will therefore change nothing. Russia gains chunks of territory ………Ukraine is expected to accept loss of what it considers, with plenty of justification, to be sovereign Ukrainian territory. At the same time Ukraine get nothing for the carnage and damage inflicted on it by the Rusian invasion. That is no basis for any sort of settlement. I note you use the euphamism…special military operation. Given what has taken place, how could it be called anything other than an invasion………….and what was hoped to be achieved? Whatever the goals were, they have clearly failed, and this latest move will do nothing to change the situation.
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Rupert Wroe
Rupert Wroe
1 day ago
sounds like your making excuses.
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Christopher Wainwright
1 day ago
Do you guys ever disagree on anything ? This much ass kissing isn’t normal.

Felix Rabe
1 day ago
Z -> 🇷🇺
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Ric
1 day ago
Viva Christo Rey!

Colin Kelley
1 day ago
What about Odessa? What is Russia going to do? Any ideas? … OK. Now, let’s talk about Kharkov. In 2014 the people who organized the two break away republics tried to do the same thing in Kharkov. The mayor of Kharkov was open to it, but insisted on a referendum and the people voted. A small majority (55%) wanted to remain a part of Ukraine. So it did not become a break away republic. The people of Kharkov are highly educated and sophisticated. It was the site of USSR’s Silicone Valley and the USSR’s military industrial complex. There are several great universities When Russia started building up its military industrial complex inside Russia proper, after the maidan coups, I am guessing many key people migrated from Kharkov to Russia. So a “do you want to join Russia” referendum in Kharkov probably would fail today by even greater measures.
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FallenSwan
1 day ago
Referendums in middle of war are extremely stupid idea. Most of people cannot take part of voting at all. If you want take seriously how people feel, you wait that war is over and give time to people who want go back to the region to do so.
Referendum in middle of war is not listing about people, it is just bureaucratic act without any legitimity.
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Michael Harvey
Michael Harvey
1 day ago
It’s a Special Military Operation.
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Maybe that makes a difference.
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FallenSwan
15 hours ago
@Michael Harvey How it make difference? Lot of people are evacuated and escaped from the regions, and cannot take part of voting. That is reality, not question about point of view.
Maybe for Russia it is de jure “special military operation”* but for the people’s republic, Ukraine and the local people it is war. And in war, people will die, and lot of people do not want take risk to die, so they leave areas where they do not feel safety. And those people cannot take part of referendum, especially if they fled to west.
(*=this just means that Russia didn’t mobilised army, nor changed economy for the war actions. And it have some other de jure effects, since there is international rules for warfare. But basically it is same as, let’s say War of Lapland in 1944-45 (or “Children’s Crusade” like Finnish troops who took part of it, called it, since all of them were very young and inexperienced, since Finnish war HQ didn’t want send any experienced troops to there), when Finland never declared war for Nazi-Germany (since leaders wanted to be nice to their ex-ally, and didn’t want to break the alliance, but there was no more hope for victory or even peace without it), just send troops there (actually, war HQ or politicans never gave even order to attack, only one officer made rogue move and made surprise attack against Nazies in city of Tornio, knowing that if he informs his superiors, they would not allow him to make the attack, and that means that ceasefire with USSR would ended, since Finland didn’t do as promised and attacked against nazies. It was last minute attack before time closed up, although it was planned to happen few days earlier, but weather forced delay the landing in Tornio). It is by the way only war Republic of Finland ever won, and also war what was not officially war, since there was only note by Finnish parliament that “there is war actions between Finland and Germany”.
Finland lost “tribal wars” against Soviet Russia between 1918-1922 (although Finland made peace treaty with Soviet Russia in 1920 promising not continue attacks in Russian territory and was winning side with Estonia in 1922), it lost “Winter War” against USSR 1939-1940, it lost “Continued War” in 1941-1944, it won “War of Lapland” against Germany 1944-1945, and lost war in Afghanistan as part of occupying forces lead by USA.
“Tribal Wars”, “War of Lapland” and war in Afghanistan never had official declaration of war. During “Tribal Wars” Finnish state was weak, and didn’t really made decision to attack, nor decisions to prevent such attack. Rogue commanders took “volunteers” to attack. C.G.E.Mannerheim was supporter of those attacks. But war is war, no matter do you officially declare such or not. It is not paint guns they are using. It is not points they are calculating, but bodies).
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johnny de beer
1 day ago
More sanctions 🤣🤣🤣☝️💯🇷🇺

Brian Fruman
1 day ago
Ukraine out of gas and weapons too.

Mark
1 day ago
Crimea had a Referendum and was bombed by Ukraine

Bobby Bottomz
23 hours ago
Russia shouldn’t have started a war it can’t finish. These is an act of sheer desperation, there’s no other way to argue it. Complete panic in Moscow.
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John Critcher
John Critcher
1 day ago
Desperate lol

IRB Fenian
1 day ago
How can a referendum be valid, when areas of the Donbas are still under Ukraine control, the same for Kherson and Zaporozhye
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Maerts Cisum
1 day ago
Why not. Russia was formally invited to maintain peace there. Unlike US/NATO in Iraq.

IRB Fenian
1 day ago
@Maerts Cisum The majority of the population of these regions have fled the conflict. There are those in Ukraine controlled areas not able to participate, I just don’t think the vote can be considered valid by any standard.

IRB Fenian
22 hours ago
@Maerts Cisum It will be interesting to see the turnout, compared to previous referendums.

Maerts Cisum
18 hours ago
@IRB Fenian sure, but it is irrelevant in democracy.

Gerard O’Connor
20 hours ago
Parody

John Cronk
1 day ago
If the SMO is legally ended, what about demilitarization and denazification of the rest of Ukraine?

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John Cronk
1 day ago (edited)
@Андрей Иванов Not a good answer, since Putin is a stickler for having things be morally and legally irreproachable. The more I think about it though, my answer to my own question would be that, once Donbass is part of Russia, ANYPLACE in Ukraine – not just Donbass or any particular region – can be targeted hard by Russia, because the Ukrainian nation’s military is now encroaching on and attacking sovereign Russian territory.
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steven tan
1 day ago
Do not forget what the West did to the Former Yugoslavia? Also Kosovo.

MrMoss786
1 day ago
A huge wall is needed between the Donbass and west Ukraine

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W7
W7
1 day ago
Someone is going to be p*****…

Khun Roger
1 day ago
FYI…It’s referenda, not referendums. 😉
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AALOH
AALOH
1 day ago
Both are valid. Referendums or Referenda. The latter is less used.
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Nickrmt
1 day ago
Referenda is for latin. How many of us speak that language today?
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David Devilliers
1 day ago
Slava Rossiya….

Shaun Ellis 🍊
1 day ago
How can the Xi or the CCP.say a word to Putin about any of this after what they did to Hong Kong against their own treaty & whats going on with Taiwan.

Blessed Bonney Kuntu-Blankson
1 day ago
The Duran I urge you to go to Ukraine and stop chattering on your hot seats and the other growing a beard.
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Art Johnson
Art Johnson
1 day ago
Hi guys

Joel Monterrey
22 hours ago
Sham referendum

Glenn Mitchell
19 hours ago (edited)
Why bother having a referendum? Just announce the results. Call it a Special Electoral Operation.

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foreigner
foreigner
1 day ago
I’m from Serbia, they took from us Kosovo, and what now 🇺🇸🇪🇺🇬🇧?
🇷🇺💪

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Rawitsara Piakhuntod
Rawitsara Piakhuntod
1 day ago
Ads every 5 minutes 😑 Very annoying.

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k
k
1 day ago
From:- Kumar (India)
Mr. Alex, Please, DO NOT provide too many DETAILS about Russia’s strategy, troop movements, military plans, economical state, etc in your videos. Nato/US/EU are 100% using information & analysis in your videos to COUNTER Russia’s move & strategy. Please be DELIBERATELY VAGUE & MIS-LEADING in your videos about Russia’s moves & strategy’s or try to AVOID SUCH TOPICS TOTALLY. Remember this is a “WAR”, and openly talking about Russia’s strategy’s & tactics on an open platform is a DIS-SERVICE to the Nation that you are suppose to be sideing with.
Also, PEOPLE IN THE COMMENT SECTION, Please “DO NOT” provide information & analysis in your comments about Russia’s strategies, moves, plans, advantages, tactics, etc. You are also doing a DIS-SERVICE to Russia (and the New World Order) by being KNOWLEDGABLE & INTELLIGENT in the comment section. Nato/US/EU are 100% using your comments (suggestions, knowledge, insights) to acquire insight & foresight into Russia’s moves, strategies, plans, manovers, etc. So please “DELIBERATELY REFRAIN” from being “WISE/ INTELLEGENT”, play DUMB and refrain from the URGE OF SPEAKING OUT SENSE & KNOWLEDGE, Thanks
NOTE:- Believe me, all this IS “RELEVENT”
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Aquinas Protocol
Aquinas Protocol
20 hours ago
<<< MAJESTIC12 HAS BEEN DEFEATED

don hansen
1 day ago
Sorry guys Russia should know when to back off.

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Songo Jang
Songo Jang
18 hours ago
They running out of prisoners?
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Wonko The Sane
Wonko The Sane
1 day ago
Check…..

FV
1 day ago
BUDAPEST MEMORANDUMN in 1994 where Ukraine gave its Nukes to Russia for Security .The PARTITIONERS Treaty in 1997 for Ukraines Security . There were TWO MINSK Agreements . Russia BROKE All FOUR

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FV
1 day ago
Russias LNG Sales were Down 55 Percent by the end of June . Oil sales were Down 40 Percent at the End of June .Military Production Down 93 Percent . Airline Industry has Collapsed . Auto manufacturing is allmost Non Existent . Russian Bank Posted a 25 Billion Dollar LOSS to the End of June . This Loss is from 3 MONTHS of the Sanctions as Sanctions only Started in March . Wait until you see the Next 6 months of Sanctions as it will be Devestating . Enjoy the Collapse of Russia & Decades of Isolation
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Noel Chambers
Noel Chambers
1 day ago
its good russia came along to re-define military incompetence. it was getting tiresome always using ‘italian military incompetence’….
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Yoichi Kirigami
1 day ago
Good baby. Shhh.. back to sleep baby. You’re a good boy. Wipe those tears now . It’s okay. You’re a good baby…
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Αποστόλης Μ.
1 day ago
Has the troll season opened today? What’s with all the trolling in the comments?
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Piotr Koscinski
1 day ago (edited)
It reminders me the voting in Estonia , Latvia and Lithuania after the Soviet Army enter them in 1940.
You must be joking guys , that this
’ referendums’ will have any recognition among the civilised world.
Russia has obliged herself to honour the Ukrainian border from 1992. In return for all the nukes on her territory left after USRR collapse. Russia is a rouge state , nobody will ever treat Russia differently from the treating of a rabid dog. I am writing this words with a broken heart. Because l personally like Russian culture and l know , that this nation for centuries suffered the rule of powerful evil individuals. Nothing has changed up to this very day.
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Lance B
Lance B
1 day ago
You guys have lost your minds.
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bradley halfacre
1 day ago
How do they bring the war to an end? America decides when and how the war ends, not Russia.

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300 Spartans
300 Spartans
14 hours ago
Agreed

Lim Siah
15 hours ago
My

Richard Reed
22 hours ago
Plonkers

Kathryn Donaldson Baker
1 day ago
Russia also invaded Crimea and took it over during the Obama administration. That was ok with you? “Incorporation” of any country Russia wants? Open season on any republic Russia wants? Would you approve of America taking over Mexico and Canada? Both are independent countries on America’s borders!
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Pos Moo
1 day ago
crimean was russian territory before ohio was american
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supernova808
1 day ago
Ukraine was Russian territory before the Pilgrim Fathers first landed in Maine.
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Kathryn Donaldson Baker
23 hours ago
@Pos Moo But Crimes became independent by choice. So why should Putin override the opinions and preferences of Crimeans? Is he God?

Pos Moo
21 hours ago
@Kathryn Donaldson Baker crimea did not become independent by choice. the eastern half of ukraine was never given a choice if they wanted to stay with russia. Russia told them to go with Ukraine so Ukraine wouldn’t be a rump state with no access to the sea because the russians were friends. Khrushchev had unilaterally for the first time in history made what you call south and eastern ukraine which had always been russian part of the Ukrainian for adminstrative purposes. Khrushchev did this simply because his personal friend was the govenor of the ukrainian territory. the vast majority of the people in south and eastern ukraine, before they were attacked by their own ukrainian governemnt 8 years ago were ok with remaining with ukraine until the nazis took over with the american coup detat. do you know anything about what happened or do you just know the lies cnn told you? or are you a bot? more RUSSIANS died defending Crimea over the last 2 centuries than all the american soldiers that died in all our wars in our entire existence. do you get that? 1 million russians died defending that place.
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Kathryn Donaldson Baker
21 hours ago
@Pos Moo you’re too far left for discussion. Let Putin be your God and leader.

Pos Moo
21 hours ago
@Kathryn Donaldson Baker it’s left to say russian people should be with russia? ok so be it.

Philippos Snortis
17 hours ago
Nice russian propaganda

Lashy
1 day ago
Full mobilisation= Yet more Russian soldiers sent to their deaths, this time with even less training!

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Yoichi Kirigami
1 day ago
Shhh… baby. It’s okay. Wipe those tears away. You’re a good baby. Yes you are . Good night baby…
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Lashy
1 day ago
@Yoichi Kirigami I’ll come back here in 6 months when your army is ash. See you then! 🙂

Yoichi Kirigami
1 day ago
@Lashy the boogie man isn’t here baby. Sssshhh.. back to sleep baby. Rain rain go away. Come again another day. You’re a good baby… night night …
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Yoichi Kirigami
1 day ago
@Lashy good boy. You are a good boy. Mama loves you.
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Lashy
1 day ago
@Yoichi Kirigami Keep going, your cope is funny.

Yoichi Kirigami
1 day ago
@Lashy shhh.. good baby. There are no monsters here. It’s just a little nightmare. You’re gonna be okay…. Do you need your bottle? Or your binkie…. Mamas here so you don’t need to worry… back to bed … good baby..
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