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Postby NewLakotah » Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:48 pm

Official Statement from the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, Sergei Kiriyenko

Fellow citizens and citizens of the world,

I address you today in order to provide an assessment of the world and its ever changing dynamics. There remains a heavy hand of instability that faces the world. Between the violence of East Asia, to the annexation of North Cyprus, to the Israeli strike against Iran. The threat of war remains ever constant. There is yet even still the threat of war that exists in Ukraine. The Donbas War remains an ever present threat and we hope that Kiev shows the courage and willingness to accept the offers that have been given to them to secure peace.

Today, I will be addressing these concerns and to assure the peoples of Russia that my administration remains ever vigilant and always prepared to deal with these crises. On the economic front, we have taken steps to deal with the ongoing crisis caused by the Japanese imperialist aggressions. We have taken sharp and decisive actions at both the financial and monetary levels and are further considering more actions that will relieve the pressure on consumers and investors, as well as business and suppliers.

It is my hope that peace will prevail on that front. We have faith in the Chinese-led mediation as well as our own mediations between the North Koreans and the South Koreans. We have faith that we can find an agreement that is satisfactory and restores peace and order to the region and we can begin to fully recover from this financial shock. In order to ensure our security on that front, we remain ever vigilant and have moved several elements of air defence and anti-ship missiles to the region. In order to ensure that an attack such as was launched against the Republic of Korea does not happen to us. The words of Prime Minister Kishida are the words of a desperate imperialist who has found himself beset by all sides, including from former allies in the EU, such as our current peace-partners Germany.

At this time, we will not be taking further actions. We will continue to maintain an active presence with our naval escorts for all shipping in the northern sectors, while Chinese squadrons will monitor the southern sectors. Together, we can ensure security and safe passage through all shipping lanes in the region that will hopefully allow for the supply chains to return to a sense of normalcy. However, this will not occur until Japan and Korea enter their talks. We have strong faith in the Chinese government and their desire for peace and we urge the governments of both states to operate in goodwill and understanding. Peace is possible under every circumstance and it would be a terrible tragedy to choose war first without first seeking peace. I say this from experience as we continue to work with every partner possible to find a peaceful and mutually beneficial agreement with the West and Ukraine on the matters of the Donbas and Crimea and the situation with Kiev.

Closer to our own home, we have seen the recent actions of the Turkish government and the annexation of North Cyprus. Despite the slander of some Western press, this is not comparable not equivalent to the referendums and operation undertaken in the Crimea. This is a blatant disregard for the current peace agreement of the region and no action was taken that was within the bounds of international law or treaties on the rights of self-determination. There was no public discourse. There was no referendum. There were only the actions of a despot. Yet another imperialist set on establishing an empire and its proxies around the world. This was not an act of liberation. This was an act of empire-building. In a manner that NATO has not undertaken before and that we will not allow to happen again. They continue to threaten peace and stability throughout the region.

Today, we stand, yet again, with our peace-partners in Germany in condemning wholeheartedly the actions taken by the Turkish government. We condemn their meddling in the affairs of the Middle East and the caucuses. Further meddling will not be allowed to happen and the Russian government is currently taking steps to ensure the security of our regional partners as we seek to isolate and deny access to the Turkish government, beginning with imposing sanctions against the political leadership of the Turkish government and against energy clients of Russian businesses. We have no desire to see the Turkish people suffer. However, we cannot stand by idly while the disregard every international law and engage in acts of unilateral terrorism. We will not stand any threats against our allies in Armenia. We will not stand any threats to Syria. We will not stand any threats to us or to our allies and partners. We stand in solidarity with the world against Turkey and their American backers.

In the interest of peace and security of the Middle East and for the world, we also strongly condemn the Israeli attack on Iran. The blatant violation against Iranian sovereignty is not something that can be ignored anymore. The blatant violations against UN resolutions in Palestine cannot be ignored. We cannot sit idly while a nation commits grave acts that upset the balance in the Middle East and threaten to plunge the Middle East into a broader conflict. As such, the Russian Federation fully condemns the Israeli attack and will be introducing a resolution that will call for the international community, in no uncertain terms, the actions taken by the Israeli government. We will introduce the resolution to the United Nations General Assembly so Israel understands its isolation in the world and its universal condemnation of its actions.

The hypocrisy of a state who holds hundreds of nuclear weapons and the Middle East and Palestinians as hostages as they continue to annex territory cannot be allowed to go without condemnation. We stand fully behind our partner Iran and its government in its outrage against this futile and unilateral action taken in spite of years of negotiations and inspections done by the IAEA on Iranian facilities. Israel has continued what the United States had started. The full breakdown of the JCPOA and all deals that were made with Iran. It is important to note that Iran maintained full agreement of the JCPOA until it was broken by the West. The West should bare the full responsibility for this and for its failures to maintain what they agreed to.

We stand by Iran and urge the West to return to the table and continue negotiations. We cannot see the outbreak of total war in the Middle East. We cannot see more Western invasions and occupations. We cannot see Israel continue to upset the order of the Middle East. We cannot see more violence and more unnecessary death to fulfill the wishes of a Western imperialist mission to control and dominate what is not theirs.

We have no qualms with the State of Israel. We fully and completely recognize its right to exist and its right to defend itself. However, the actions taken by its government is inexcusable by any measure and such actions cannot go without condemnation from the international community. Again, I urge the West and the United States to see reason on the matter and, for the interest of peace and security for the region and for the world, to join in this General Assembly resolution to condemn the act of war by Israel. We commend, in no slight terms, the resolve and calm heads that prevail in Tehran that do not prevail in Tel Aviv. They have not responded to this blatant act of war and instead have sought only peaceful methods to resolve this crisis.

However, such actions cannot be allowed to happen again. Not by Tehran and not by Moscow and not by the international community. Between NATO Turkiye annexing North Cyprus backed by the United States and Israel attacking Iran backed by the United States, it is clear what peace the US wants. Peace in the form of imperialism and subjugation. That is not a world in which we will willingly submit to. We urge the United States to seek multilateral options and to join with Russia and the rest of the world in condemning the actions of Turkiye and of Israel. We urge the United States to return to negotiations with Iran over a new nuclear deal. We urge the United States to seek peace and not war.

To the people of Russia and the people of Novorossiya. The Russian government remains with you and stands behind you fully. We will not abandon Novorossiya or Crimea. We are committed to peace with Kiev and its current regime. We urge Kiev to agree to the terms and prevent the outbreak of war. To allow for peace and to end their cooperation with neo-nazis and nationalists. We urge them to come to the table with the representatives of the DPR and the LPR. Peace is the only path that you can choose. We urge you to take it.

Thank you.

God Bless the Russian Federation.








Cowrite between Russia and Syria.


Prime Minister Tawfiq set up the secure video call, shifting her loose hijab as the screen lit up.

President Kiriyenko leaned forward in his chair as the video call opened and he saw his Syrian counterpart. He smiled.

"Madame Prime Minister, it is a pleasure to speak with you. I hope things are well in your country."

"Mr. President, peace be upon you. Things are going well. I am sure you heard we secured an investment from the Chinese last month. It will go a long way to rebuilding my country. I do pray that peace in Europe, with your Ukrainian neighbors, prevails. Take it from me, Mr. President. War is...a dreadful thing, this day and age. And best avoided." She shifted a bit in her seat.

"Mr. President, I must be frank. My government is concerned about the current state of affairs with regards to our partnership. Certain interests, we fear, do not align with our country's innate national security concerns, when it comes to terrorism." (edited)

Kiriyenko leaned back thoughtfully.

"Yes, I am glad that your country is on the path towards redevelopment and we are holding out hope that Kiev will accept our peace treaty. As far as security." He pauses and looks somewhat concerned. "What interests are you referring to specifically?"

"As you may be aware, Mr. President, the 4+1 partnership was agreed to between President Assad, the governments of Iraq, Iran, your government...and Hezbollah. A coalition against ISIS, as you certainly recall. With the victory of the revolution against Assad, for which my government is grateful for your role in that, there came to be an uncomfortable reality. For a time, the partnership in its current form served its purpose. We worked together, as well as with other members of the anti-ISIS coalition, to stamp them out. Now, their presence is mitigated to the point where we essentially contend with cells. A threat, to be sure, but nowhere near where they were five, even three years ago."

Tawfiq paused and sipped some tea from a nearby cup. "But now, my country faces a different threat. Hezbollah was always aligned with the Assad regime. Iran, too, had lent considerable support to it. When the regime was defeated, Hezbollah didn't go away. Sure, many went back to Lebanon. But others remained, they worked closely with Assadist cells, or so we believe. My government is not sure how, exactly, we can maintain our place in the 4+1 intelligence sharing and counterterrorism operations when one of those very members is an enemy to my government and people."

"I see." Kiriyenko nodded. It was certainly an interesting situation. "Well, I understand that you have long remaining issues to deal with, and a long process towards overcoming them. However, I believe that it still remains in the best interest of both of our nations to remain within the existing agreement made between Iran, Iraq, Syria, and us. Including Hezbollah. It remains one of the strongest existing partnership in the fight against terrorism in the region and acts as a stabilising force.

"However, I understand your concerns and your lack of willingness to want to work with those that spend so long trying to kill you." He smiled. "Iran remains, however, a key strategic partner and if there is a way for us to facilitate talks and actions between your countries to help bridge the gap, we are more than willing to do so. As for Hezbollah. I agree. Those that remain in Syria should not do so. Not if the existing government does not want them there. There should be, however, a way that we can talk with Hezbollah to ensure that there is not an outbreak of violence involved. Such violence would not be good. Not for a country still so early in its recovery process."

Tawfiq listened intently to the Russian's words, weighing whether or not to divulge certain information. Finally, she spoke. "The Iranians recently made...a bit of a blunder. Our president has spoken with their ambassador. There is, for the moment, an understanding. We do hope that, of course, relations with Tehran improve, but as my government knows all too well with our Truth and Reconciliation Commission, reconciliation takes time, and is far from easy."

"If there is a way for Hezbollah to leave our country without the use of force, then we would welcome it. But if they leave and threaten my nation's citizens, in Syria or Lebanon, I hope you understand that would require a proportional response against Hezbollah. But there is another matter that might complicate this." Tawfiq leaned forward, almost whispering. "My government has come to the position that the Assad regime's historic position in the region was untenable, with regards to the Golan Heights and a certain...southern neighbor. We do not believe that the region can be taken back through war, nor should it. Which might, eventually, require rapprochement with the Israelis. They might urge action on our part against Hezbollah, in order to show we are serious about stability in the region and not serving as a haven to terrorists." She let that statement and its implications hang in the air.

Kiriyenko remained silent for a long moment. “Of course,” he began slowly. “We have long supported efforts for Israel to return the Golan Heights and return statehood to the Palestinians. Their right to self determination has been denied too long. So we certainly support your efforts and wish you the best of luck. Given the current atmosphere within Tel Aviv and their… bellicose attitude of late.” He smiles softly. “I feel that you are fighting an uphill battle. However, there are yet still avenues that we can approach that topic. Including actions within the UN.

“As for Iran… I do Hope for better, more positive interactions in the future. Fracturing and competing relationships within the Middle East and between long term partners is not a good trajectory. For any of us. However, we do consider your security and the security of the region as a whole a key priority. Perhaps we can take the appropriate steps to ensure Hezbollah is removed from Syria peacefully and in, at their eyes, done through partners and friends. As in us, not you, of course. This may make it more palatable. Is this acceptable, Prime Minister?” He asked.


"It is a long term goal, at present, but better I start laying the foundation now than leave it for some fool in the future to make things worse," Tawfiq smiled. "If you can arrange that, then yes, that would be acceptable." Tawfiq drummed her fingers a bit, before she proceeded. "I wanted you to hear it from me, first. We are currently negotiating a deal with the Germans. Not intelligence sharing or a military base, of course. They are offering to invest in our country and help restore our association agreement with the European Union, two things that would be crucial in our reconstruction efforts. But they also offered something else. They are offering to train our intelligence agencies in regards to counterterrorism operations. I am inclined to agree to that. We've had to rebuild entire institutions from the ground up, and I do not want my intelligence agencies and security services sticking to old habits," she said, hinting at the Assad regime's own heavy handed approach that saw many rebels and dissidents disappeared in the name of "counterterrorism." "I also believe that it could make us a more efficient counterterrorism partner within the framework of RSII. But I wanted to assure you we have no intention of leaving RSII, especially if Hezbollah is removed from Syria, nor do we seek to engage in intelligence sharing with NATO."

Kiriyenko shifted noticeably in his chair. “Investment.” He said, each syllable clear in his voice. “Is certainly a positive. Restoring trade and foreign investment will certainly go a long way towards rebuilding your country. Beyond what simply Russian industries and companies can do on their own.

“As far as intelligence.” He paused again. And took a deep breath. “I understand your government is in a difficult situation. However, we do caution against opening the door too much to Western influence. Their mark on the Middle East and North Africa should make it clear their intentions and goals. Not just for the past 30 years but even the past 100. Of which the consequences of their actions are still being felt. Something I don’t need to explain to you, of course.

“That being said, cooperation against terrorism is usually a good thing. However.” He leans forward again. “If you consider our own work and operations insufficient then we would ask that you inform us so that we can improve our conditions as well as the quality of your own intelligence services. The quality and training of the Foreign Intelligence Service has come a long way from the days of the “Wild West” and the KGB. And, of course, there is much for us to learn from you. You’re been on the frontlines of counter terrorism and unconventional war for years. Continuing to grow our cooperation in this field, in my opinion, will only further both of our countries.”

Tawfiq nodded. “Forgive me, it is not so much as a critique of your Foreign Intelligence Service that prompted this decision. We are trying to incorporate new technologies and methods from all over the world. Rather, we hope that this development will serve as a boon to our continued cooperation. And while we will continue to value our shared cooperation in terms of RSII and counterterrorism, my government cannot afford to put all of our eggs in one basket. Turkey has been aggressive as of late, Lebanon is…well, unchanged, and of course there’s that nasty business in the Korean Peninsula. And now, there’s this development from Iran about withdrawing from yet another facet of the JCPOA, a concern I plan to broach with the Iranian government directly. I can’t have the Israelis coming through my airspace because they’re convinced Iran is a step closer to the bomb. I am not in an enviable position, Mr. President. You know as well as I, my country has been used by all of the great powers at one point and time, and in order to maintain our sovereignty and stability, closer diplomatic ties with the West or with China might prove necessary. It need not come at Moscow’s expense, however. I’m certain we can all navigate this brave new world together, as partners.”

“Indeed.” Kiriyenko said. “Furthering relations with Europe can be positive. At least, hopefully. Insofar as regional security, yes, the actions of Turkey and the actions of others in the broader area are certainly concerning. And one of the rare times it seems we and Europe share common ground on. Perhaps such common ground, even in the worst of circumstances, can foster better relations and more trust and cooperation in the future.

“But it is as you say. The Middle East has been a proving ground and a trampling ground all in one for many years and it remains in our interest, collectively, to prevent further incitations such as what we’ve seen in the past. I am not one to dictate policy in a foreign country. I can only state that increased cooperation with NATO is not advisable from a regional security perspective. However, if you feel that it will better serve to create a stronger Syria, then I wish you well in your endeavours, Madame Prime Minister.”

“I thank you, Mr. President. Of course, we shall take your advice and analysis into consideration when it comes to future negotiations with the West. Now,” Tawfiq smiled as she sipped her tea, “was there anything else you might wish to discuss, Mr. President?”

"Thank you and as a matter of fact yes, since we are here." Kiriyenko said. "Given the current instability around the world and the recent annexation of North Cyprus by Turkiye, we consider them a real and present danger. Not just to Cyprus, of course, but to Armenia and their funding of the war against Armenia. And to, well, you. It is no secret that they have no love for Armenians or of Kurds. Nor, considering their recent actions against Syrian refugees, do they seem to have much care for Syrians as a whole.

"This recent act has caused significant worry about a rouge NATO-protected state engaging in war-making and aggressive policy in the region. We have considered strong sanctions against Turkiye but we are worried about the potential backlash against Russian-allied nations, which in this case would be you. Should we proceed in this action, are there any concerns or steps that Russia can take to ensure Syrian security, economically or defensively, or even in regards to the ongoing refugee crisis? It would be a terrible consequence if Turkiye lashed back at Russia for sanctions against what they would consider an easy target."

Tawfiq pondered the question. “Mr. President, my government is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to Turkiye. They have millions of my citizens effectively serving as hostage. Considering their…history, I do fear that what might happen if my government is too bullish in its protestations. Turkiye’s advantage against us is the fact that they have hardware and a NATO trained military. We haven’t prioritized overhauling our armed forces entirely. We have a small professional army, and then the governorates have militias to make up our National Guard. If you desire to sanction Turkiye, we would support you in that. We could always use additional air defense systems, perhaps artillery systems as well, to rebuild our shrunken stock. That could make the difference between a Turkish blitzkrieg and a war of attrition, for which they would pay dearly,” Tawfiq said. The northern militias were battle hardened, as was the professional federal army, after a decade of fighting ISIS and Assad. “Since we’re already trained and familiar with Russian equipment, it wouldn’t be too difficult to apply them to our Armed Forces. I would only ask that, if you do provide air defense units and artillery systems to us, that you inform the Israelis so that they don’t think we are trying to shoot down their jets.”

"Of course, I understand entirely." Kiriyenko said, nodded vigorously. "I have no desire of placing your country or your people in danger. But the actions of Turkiye in destabilizing the region is something that cannot be allowed to continue unquestioned. Due to the the..." He pauses trying to think of a diplomatic phrasing. "cautiousness of my predecessor, Armenia was left alone in Turkiye's proxy war of expansion. That will not happen again. And to help ensure Syrian security for the northern regions and for the Kurdish people, we certainly are able to provide S-300 systems for air defences and even certain artillery and SPGs that can bolster your fighting effectiveness, should Turkey attempt anything. At the very least, it may help dissuade them if they know that Russia is supporting Syria without question.

"Who knows, perhaps your security agreement with Germany may also act to dissuade them, considering that, at last, we and the EU have something to agree on geopolitically." He laughed. "But yes, we can certainly prepare to send systems of air defence and artillery and rocket systems at the discretion and need of your military. Nothing will remain hidden and we will certainly ensure that Israel does not feel threatened by this move. Perhaps it may be best to ensure that all new systems remain in the north of your country, to prevent worry from your neighbor.

"But I am glad that we have come to these agreements, Madame Prime Minister. Was there any other topic you had for today?"

“No, Mr. President, this has been a constructive conversation. It might gladden you to hear that we are pursuing closer relations with Armenia and Greece, as a result of Turkiye’s actions. I hope that, as well as the combined threat of Russia’s presence here and our mutual defense pact within the Arab League, will dissuade them from recklessness. But once these systems are delivered, we will deploy them to the north. Peace be upon you, Mr. President,” Tawfiq concluded.

Thank you, Madame Prime Minister. I wish you well in your efforts to continue to develop your country. And I hope we can continue to foster positive relations between us and throughout the Middle East. And peace be with you.” Kiriyenko said as he closed out the video link.




cowrite between Russia and China

Vladivostok, Russia
May 1, 2025



President Kiriyenko along with Alyona Arshinova, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Government, stood side by side at the entrance of conference center on Russky Island awaiting the arrival of the Chinese delegation. Russian and Chinese, along with several other foreign news agencies, were present. Awaiting the massive summit between the two giants of Eurasia.

both Arshinova and Kiriyenko looked calm, but were both rather tense. these talks were vital and issues between the burgeoning partners and SCO allies had started to grow. Today would be the day that, hopefully, Russia and China could get back on track.

As the long convoy pulled up, Arshinova and Kiriyenko stepped forward in unison. The honour guard of the National Guard of Russia stood at attention as the doors of the armoured limousine opened.

President Fu exited the vehicle and was quickly joined by Premier Ma and Foreign Minister Ma along with a grouping of aides and security officers.

As the group made their way to the Russians, President Fu extended his hand and greeted the Russian leader and others with a smile saying “President Kiriyenko, it is good to see you again. I pray that our discussions are fruitful and thank you for hosting us here on this spectacular island.”

Kiriyenko smiled and shook the hands of all three men followed by Arshinova.

"Thank you for coming. I hope your travels were good?" He said. They walked side by side into the private conference area. The area had been cleared and a large table for the aides and translators and the delagates themselves had been set up, along with another secondary press conference room. The flags of Russia and of China flew side by side along much of the room.

Kiriyenko and Arshinova both took their seats.

"Well, shall we begin?" Kiriyenko said smiling. "What is our first topic for the agenda today?"

Taking his seat, and followed by the others in Chinese delegation, President Fu kept a smile on his face as he replied back “Well, shall we start on something easy? We are interested in your take on the situation with Ukraine and the chances of peace holding.”

Kiriyenko laughed. "I thought you said easy. Well," He paused and glanced at Arshinova. "We have agreed in principle to form a peace treaty through German meditation. Now, it is up to Kiev to accept or to go to war. Given their, so far, refusal to agree to any of the Minsk agreements, we believe that there is significant worry that they will not accept. Choosing to not accept would, fundamentally, break all existing ceasefire agreements, potentially leading to an outbreak of violence in the Donbas and seeing a renewed Ukrainian offensive. Considering that they still do no recognize the Crimea despite the referendums, it is likely that attempts to reclaim Crimea could be apart of their strategy. Doing so would necessitate a Russian response.

"However, we have remaining faith in the negotiations and pray that Kiev chooses peace and not war at this time."

“Very well. We join you in prayers for peace. It is comforting to see that it at least appears that the West is willing to ensure peace. If there is anything we can do to help ensure peace, please let us know. Anyways, it is your turn for a topic yes?” President Fu replied.

"Thank you. At the moment, I believe there is little that can be done but to simply wait." He shifted and glanced through through his papers. "On further matters concerning regional security, there remains significant problems in East Asia. The Japanese actions have gone to significant lengths to attack South Korea and undermine the global economy. In yet another interesting case, it appears that our views align with Germany on this matter. However, beyond us taking measures to ensure that a Liancourt situation doesn't happen to the Kuril Islands, we wanted to ensure that we took measures together to ensure peace in the region. Including with North Korea. What actions are you considering at this time, Mr. President?"

“Well, North Korea has informed us that they are willing to draw down from the DMZ and eliminate a fourth of their standing military should talks go well with the RoK. They’ve also committed to reigning in their war hawks and ending their provocations.” Taking a sip of water, President Fu continued saying “As far as Japan, that is a sticky situation. We have committed to host talks between them and Seoul. But, there are the negative effects that are occurring to the global economy. To combat that, we are going to increase shipping security and shift more exports out of our southern ports that can circumvent the area of conflict. What is Russia’s take on things?”

Kiriyenko nodded. "Well, we can certainly hope that talks between North and South Korea proves to be successful. However, I am concerned that weakening the North Korea defenses will welcome a US-ROK invasion. Something that is a real threat, in our consideration. However, hopefully it does not come to that and Pyongyang can maintain control over its military factions.

"As for Japan. Well, the situations is very complex." He pauses for a moment. "Allowing them to continue to threaten and engage in overt imperialism cannot be allowed to continue without attempts to stop. The failure of Japan to maintain the ceasefire they agreed to to attack an innocent party shows their bloodthirstiness, in our opinion. It is, in our opinion, that presenting a united front to show their isolation is important. Especially with a summit between North Korea and South Korea upcoming. Such a summit could invite further provocations by Japan.

"As such, we are considering imposing sanctions against Prime Minister Kishida and other members of the senior leadership of Japan until the peace summit is concluded. We believe that we should do this in unison with China." He concluded and looked questioningly at Fu.

Shifting in his seat, President Fu replied saying “We understand that sentiment but there is concern that sanctions against this point would only worsen the situation. Especially since we’ve offered to host peace talks that would actually end the situation and Tokyo is open to them, even requesting such talks. In addition, they’ve agreed to return captured Koreans once they’re medically able to travel. What we can say is that we are open to sanctions in the future if peace is not secured.”

"Very well," replied Kiriyenko, looking mildly disappointed. "We will refrain from issuing sanctions at this time. However, we will not withdraw our forces from the Kuril Islands until we have safety in the knowledge that no Japanese attack will occur there. Until now, our forces have been very minimal and a very strong risk of a Liancourt situation can occur. With our own tensions in Ukraine and the threat of war there, our focus cannot be divided by an aggressive, antagonistic, and opportunistic Japan."

“Of course. And you have our assurances that we’re not going light on Tokyo. We’re simply being strategic while the chance of a fast peace is on the table. Now, that brings us to a harder topic. Our talks with Iran were…. less than fruitful. Tehran is firm that they will in no way stop, pause, or even stop just short of reaching a functional nuclear weapon even with our promises to speak with the West. It is unfortunate but I must be very clear. China will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko nodded but remained silent for a long moment, considering. Arshinova took advantage of the moment and cleared her throat.

"It is important to clarify, if there are any concerns, that our government and the Russian peoples have zero desire to see more nuclear proliferation. However, it is very clear that in this instance Iran is the wronged party. On multiple levels. First." She holds out her hand as she counts through the list.

"The JCPOA agreement was violated and broken by the United States despite Iran remaining within the bounds set by the IAEA. Second, Israel launched a direct attack against Iran. Certainly, should the United States have bombed China during its quest for nuclear weapons, you would rightfully feel wronged, no?

"Thirdly, Iran has indicated to us, to Minister Poklonskaya in her negotiations, of Iran's willingness to return to the table to reenter JCPOA. We consider that fair and their inherent right to self-defence remains. There is no question that Israeli strikes have threatened the stability in the Middle East and undermined all of our collective efforts to ensure stability in the region. Surely, you must understand that.

"There is no question that nuclear proliferation in this era and in this region is a very dangerous game. However, with Iran indicating its willingness and Israel and the United States indicating their willingness to use force to maintain their authority in the Middle East, surely you can work with Tehran to find a solution rather than against them. Such actions risk isolating them more and working harder to develop weapons to ensure that they can no longer be attacked at will by the United States or Israel."

“We are trying but their insistence to not even budge in the slightest, even on private agreements with us, does not indicate to us a willingness to cooperate even with those who they claim to be their historic allies. That is what most concerns us. We are not taking action as of yet but if Tehran does not stop it’s program, then we will ensure it’s stopped one way or another. So, we truly pray you have success in this matter because it seems Tehran does not wish to deal with us in good faith.” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko cocked his head slightly. "One way or another? What exactly do you intend to consider to do, Mr. President? What should they budge from? Their open expressed willingness to agree to a new nuclear deal? Removing Iran will not bring stability. It will brings years of hard conflict to a region who has already suffered over 20 years of extensive proxy wars and neo-imperialist wars from the West. If the United States attempts to launch a military operation against Iran, we simply cannot allow that. Not to an important ally. Not for the stability of the region. Fighting from the East will not bring more stability. It risk plunging the region into an even darker period." (edited)

“I wouldn’t worry about the United States, Mr. President. What Tehran needs to budge from is their refusal to make even a private deal with a nation willing to help seek peace. We offered to use diplomatic weight on the West if Tehran would commit to us in private that they would not assemble a nuke while diplomatic efforts continued. They refused to do so. We pray you might have more effectiveness than we have but it seems Tehran has no willingness to speak to us as historic allies and thus there is little left that we can do. We do pray that peace can be returned but we will not be actively lobbying on behalf of Tehran as long as they refuse to agree to give us such a promise even in private.” President Fu replied clearly uncharacteristically heated.

Kiriyenko sucked in a deep breath and let it out slowly.

"Our methods have not changed. We trust Tehran and its commitment to agree to a new nuclear deal. As it stands, this is the best method to ensure that Iran remains stable, increases foreign investment, and ends their nuclear weapon program. We will be introducing a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly, condemning Israel for its attack on Iran. The results are non-binding of course. It should have little difficulty in passing, however, Chinese support would be appreciated.

"Furthermore, once this is established and the clear support of the international community stands together, we will introduce a further condemnation into the UNSC. We are willing to allow your resolution with your considerations to be implemented. Therefore you can control the situation from this point on. From there, Iran has agreed to slow its production on nuclear weapons and meet with the West to continue further negotiations. Can we count on your support in this, Mr. President?"

“Mr. President the deal we wanted was a private commitment from Tehran to not assemble a nuclear weapon. However, they did not see fit to give us such courtesy. China wants diplomacy and negotiations to continue but we will not punish Israel with a UNSC resolution for doing something that needed to be done.” President Fu replied sternly,

Kiriyenko nodded grimly. "Very well, Mr. President. However, we will continue to pursue this path as we currently see no other option short of military operations that will guarantee nuclear disarmament. If you are able to find better solutions we are certainly willing to listen. I hope you can understand."

“We truly do pray for your success at finding peace. It’s in the interest of everyone. Now, it’s your turn to bring up a topic yes?” President Fu replied.

"Thank you." Kiriyenko smiled, trying to lift some of the heavy mood that had settled. Arshinova also smiled and nodded as well.

"I believe it is." He said turning to Arshinova who looked primed to speak. However, he held up a finger. "There is one final issue of global security concerns. That is, of course, the Turkish annexation of Cyprus. It appears, again, that we are in agreement with the Germans and much of the EU on this matter. We are strongly considering imposing sanctions. Their actions against Armenia. Their annexation. Their threats to Syria and the Middle East. These cannot go without questioning in our minds. We have pledged to secure Armenia, of course, and we've had recent meetings with Syria where we pledged to support them and have begun to supply them with S300 systems and other artillery systems. However, we are curious as to how you will act in response?"

“Again, this is tricky with us because of Taiwan. However, we agree that their unilateral actions are destabilizing. An idea we have is that, unlike Taiwan, Cypress is not a historic part of the Turkish state as its constituted now. Therefore we can draw distinctions and join in on sanctions and firm responses. We would be interested in also pledging security support to Armenia against Turkish aggression.” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko’s eyes widened slightly as Fu spoke and smiled supportively. “Yes, of course. The situation with Taiwan is quite different. Taiwan is recognized as a fundamental part of China. Cyprus has not ever been Turkish until their announcement. And we would certainly appreciate your pledge to support Armenia. Perhaps that will force them to see reason in that regard. Turkish aggression can be contained, hopefully. Perhaps with EU cooperation, we can force Turkey to stand down.”

“Indeed. The Turks rash actions endanger even more instability in an already unstable neighborhood. Perhaps we can leave here with a joint statement of condemnation against Ankara?” President Fu replied.

"That would be very good, I think. Hopefully, Ankara will take a less aggressive approach." Kiriyenko said, nodding his approval.

“Lord willing, last thing we need is a massive war with a nominal NATO member. Now, was there anything else?” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko nodded. "Most definitely." He said as he turned to Arshinova, giving her the go ahead to continue with the agenda for the meetings.

She leaned forward slightly in her chair and took a small sip of water before beginning to speak.

"Yes, well I believe it is time perhaps to shift the focus of the meeting from geopolitical security to economic security. Needless to say, the recent crisis has exposed gaps in all of our economies and in the global supply chains. The impacts on our economies have both been felt significantly, I am sure." She paused to collect her thoughts.

"Therefore, I believe - we, that is - that further connecting our economies and the economies of the EAEU and the SCO is more important than ever. For example, our existing agreements have largely been for reducing trade barriers as well as energy commitments. First, we believe that at least some of these issues should be brought to the SCO. To create a larger Eurasian Trade Zone. We understand, of course, that it will not be a single market like the existing Eurasian Economic Union. However, by further reducing barriers and opening investment across Central and East Asia, it will help minimize the losses from the Korean and Japanese economies.

"Both Russian and Chinese goods can serve these markets and create wealth and grow the overall region, while expanding both of our economic benefits. For this, we would also desire to work to ensure that many of these countries can develop into production-focused states, particularly as both of our economies continue the transition into post-industrial economies, through a joint Russian-Chinese investment portfolio. Not only will this expand the economies of our SCO, EAEU, and other regional partners, it will also help develop stronger markets for Chinese and Russian goods, as I am sure you would appreciate.

"Given the fragility shown by the global supply chains during COVID and the ongoing crisis, I am sure you can appreciate the need to develop new markets and new suppliers for goods and services, particularly in the tech field which remains largely monoplized by only a few nations in the world. Primarily the United States, Japan and Korea. We would very much like to work to ensure that Russian and Chinese domestic markets are served better and stronger by our own producers and not those that have proven to be fragile in these times."

“We are certainly open to this idea. The reservations we do have is investing in Iran at this time. If we could agree to avoid them for now, then we are open to moving forward with this idea.” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko winced slightly, unnoticeable he hoped. "Yes, well yes, I am sure that we can make an exception for Chinese funds used in such a manner, at this time at least, in Iran."

“Would this plan be just for active full members of the SCO or including observer nations?” President Fu replied.

"The Trade Area would be for member-states of the SCO. The investment program would be selected nations from a joint Russo-Chinese committee." Arshinova replied.

“Very well, we are interested in the idea then as it stands with current SCO members. Now, is there anything else?” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko glanced at Arshinova and gave a subtle shake of her head. Kiriyenko sat upright and smiled warmly across the table.

"I do not think so at this time. Thank you for your visit, President, Ministers." He says glancing at all three men.

“Thank you for hosting us and we greatly look forward to continued warm relations between our nations. God bless you and your people.” President Fu replied as he stood up and shook the Russians hands before departing.
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Press Conference - 4th May, 2025


Mountains and mountains of reporters had swarmed the small area for the reporters. Cameras prepared, microphones up and ready. Looking out to them, Val was a little nervous. Although he was not usually this nervous, it was the unusually large numbers up for the Press Conference, mostly because of the governments announcement on "several major announcements" in May 4th's conference, issued on the 26th April. He'd take a large deep breath, his fingers a little sweaty, his heart beating a little faster than per usual. Three. Two. One. It was showtime.

Cameras flicked, as it shined into his eyes. A few waves here's and they're, combined with the much needed smile was needed. As he took his seat, as a few seconds passed as the reporters finished, he'd point to his first of many questions.

"Prime Minister, what do you have to say about the recent protests outside a partially demolished mosque in the capital?". Asked one the reporters.

"Well, it's part of the operation. Protests are protests, and must be respected via basic law. The program won't be halting due to this". He'd respond carefully. A few more seconds of shouting reporters came about before Val picked on another reporter, pointing to them.

"Prime Minister, some opposition groups have called the recent "Cultural Protection Act" as racist, xenophobic and traitorous to Iceland's people, what's your response?".

"Well.. I would say, why should a law that protects our people be deemed "racist" or "xenophobic"? Why should the law, which protects our culture and protects the Christian identity our nation was born under be deemed as that? The banning of flights to the middle-east is the protection of the state, and the protection of the true people of our nation!". He'd exclaim, a few applauses from the reporting chamber.

Another question came about. "Mr Val, some experts have suggested you will be leaving the EU in the next few years? Is this true?".

"Well.. to-to be honest, yes. To keep our nation safe, we must leave from the liberal dictatorship of the European Union and shift to partners outside of the confederacy, such as that in the US, Russia, China and the UK. We must shift from our "traditional allies" and establish new and progressive allies who will not serve the Brussels dictatorship, but serve that of the people. I hope, in the next few months, we can begin to establish the groundwork to leave the EU, and within a year or two, to begin establishing free-trade deals with that of the US, China, UK and Norway". He'd reply.

"Sir, Sir! What would you respond to the German Chancellor in which he calls the passing of the Law to be "tragedy, worthy of Europe’s fascist past"?". He'd ask.

"He's completely wrong. While I respect him and respect the German country, they have got this wrong. This act is protection, protection of our culture and doing what is needed. If a leader is not willing to do not is necessary, then what kind of leader are they?". He'd snappily respond.




15 Minutes later

"Mr Prime Minister, what's next for the government in terms of economic and social policy changes?".

"For economic, we're looking into privatisation of several smaller industries in the coming weeks, as-well as preparing the groundwork for a stimulus package for small businesses for this winter coming. Socially, we going to look at the effects of our christian implantation, as-well as tackling on protests and continued media slander against our government, who has been publishing for many years, incorrect information".

Chatter came amongst them, as another reporter sparked a question. "Prime Minister, may you clarify what you mean by tackling protests?". Asked a reporter.

"Yes. What I mean is that protests have continued to prevent the every going of our society. Our government will be pushing a bill to increase police power and establish a ban for protesting on busy streets. We want protests to be peaceful, and for our police to enforce that". He'd say back to the reporter.

"Prime Minister, you have said on multiple occasions that Iceland must "expand it's cultural borders" - what do you mean by that?". Asked a reporter.

"For far too long, we have been abused by the bigger boys. I promise, within this term, and to the next, I'll establish 3 things: The groundwork for our military, foreign investment from countries across the world and to establish an independent state of Iceland, free from the clutches of the EU and NATO!". Reporters began chatting, with news grilling up. These were certainly big announcements.





Icelandic Morning News


ICELAND TO LEAVE NATO AND THE EU??!! - 5th May, 2025


In a shocking and revealing conference, Prime Minister Valmundur Gilmarson, announced his intention to get Iceland out of the EU and NATO, amongst other major announcements yesterday evening. Pre-Conference, it was announced that major announcements were be explained during the 25 minute conference, with questions going from economic policy to leaving the European Union. To start off the conference, PM Val stated that he would not "halt the program" - despite protests on the demolition of one of Icelands biggest mosques. It saw the injury of 1 person after far-right Icelandic Group "The White Union" counter-protested the protest. We saw no question given to the PM about the counter-protest.

Moving on, Mr Gilmarson would go on a small rant upon the protection of Iceland's culture, with an attempt to justify the banning on middle-eastern flights to and through to the Middle-east. With the new law banning flights, many have suggested this is just the start in a potential long line of "xenophobic" and "far-right policies" to be implemented. Mother of 3, Lisa Oster, said that she supported the "Christian Education Program" - although to her own words, said that she was "not sure and a little worried" about the increasingly right-wing plans the government may be set to impose. He later said in the response that he was protecting the "True People of Iceland" - with some calling the PM to suggest he was calling any immigrant, legal or illegal, "not the true person of Iceland". Some opposition groups, mainly the Green Progressive, has accused the PM as being a "far-right, White Nationalist" - with little response from the government.

The bigger shock of the conference came straight after, when the PM was asked about Iceland's future with the EU, that he wanted to move away from the "Liberal Dictatorship" and to pressure "new and progressive allies". With this a clear indication of the governments intention to leave the EU, with the government setting a "December Target" to leave the Schengen area. However, the "Cultural Protection Act" may be the very thing to get Iceland out of the European Union. With a vote to go ahead in the coming weeks, it seems Iceland may have hit the wrong nerve for the European Union.

Later on in the conference, Val sparked controversy once more, when responding to a question on future economic and social policies, he said that the government are set to "crackdown" on protests, and to tackle "opposition slander". With this suggesting the government will be looking to introduce restrictions on the press, as-well as increasing police powers, could this be just the start of a long-line of far-right laws coming in place. With the Supreme Court of Iceland to meet in the next few days, some have speculated they will look to revoke the Cultural Protection act.

However, what might be the shock of the night was when the PM made his "big three" promises. In one of the later questions of the conference, Prime Minister Valmundur Gilmarson promised to; begin the groundwork for a military, establish an independent state ("free from the clutches of the EU and NATO") and to gain a mass investment from foreign companies and countries. With speculations running wild on the governments next move, it seems it may watch on to the reaction from the international community on the historic conference, with this could start a new era for the country.

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German Chancellor ends negotiations with Kiev with ‘no deal’ sparking condemnation from Russian political leaders
May 4th, 2025



In a shocking turn of events, President Zelenskyy of Ukraine has denied the Russian-Germany negotiated peace settlement sparking fears of a return to war and condemnation by a variety of political leaders across Russia.

Prime Minister Alyona Arshinova during the morning session of the State Duma decried the Zelenskyy administration as “warmongering and acting in the interest of despots” and that he was “standing in the way of peace in order to fulfill his own ego and his own power”. Chairman of the Federation Council, Alexei Didenko, had even stronger words.

“There is no excuse. There is no excuse for the actions that Kiev has taken. Their illegitimate regime grasps onto power by its fingernails and digs in in the manner of other nationalist governments that have preceded it. Bandera would be proud of Zelenskyy and his willingness to die for the cause of a Ukrainian ethno-state. Perhaps we should give him what he wants. A war to defend the rights of the innocent and defend the territory of the Russian Federation and of Novorossiya.”

Even from the anti-war coalition, including members of Kiriyenko’s ruling coalition, the response has been largely negative. In an interview with RT, third party coalition leader, Alexei Navalny said he was “disheartened” by the decision in Kiev and that he hoped “that Kiev would see reason before long and we can avoid conflict.”

President Kiriyenko has thus far remained quiet on the matter, however, he is expected to make a public address tomorrow evening.



Defender Europe 25 beginning as talks between Russia and Ukraine break down
May 5th, 2025


As the attempted mediation by Germany fails, thousands of NATO troops are gathering in Poland apart of the scheduled Defender Europe 25 exercises. Estimates are that there are nearly 80,000 NATO soldiers gathering for these exercises. Meanwhile, in Zapad-25 exercises are concluding under order of Kiriyenko, where there are nearly 200,000 Russian and Belarussian forces engaging in exercises.

Kiriyenko has made no comment on the Defender Europe 25 exercises, however, a spokesperson for the government has said that the “we do not consider these exercises a threat. As long as they do not make moves towards us, the rights of nations to conduct drills and exercises on their own territories is not a concern for us as it appears to be for the West as they have routinely called out our own exercises.

The spokesperson also said that the Zapad exercises were “winding down as scheduled, however, the actions of Kiev have caused concerns to our military and to the security of Russia and to Novorossiya.”











Public Address of the President of Russia, May 5th, 2025

“Fellow citizens of the Russian Federation, of the Union State, and of Novorossiya.

Today, I must break the terrible news. The regime of Kiev has continued on its path of war and folly and has rejected the peace agreement that myself and Chancellor Muller of Germany formed just a few weeks ago right here in Moscow.

We both left feeling confident in the prospect of peace. Yet, the Kiev regime refused to de-arm its nationalist battalions. It refused to denounce their neo-nazi and neo-nationalist elements and instead have closed the door for peace to protect them. What nation does this? What state in the 21st century chooses radical extremists over peace? Apparently that state is Ukraine.

I do not speak for Ukrainians but I ask you, are you willing to fight and die because your government is under hostage from these nationalists? Your government in Kiev has sold you out as they have sold out the Russian speaking community. That we will no longer stand for. We will not stand idly by while such actions are allowed to happen on our border.

As a result of the failed negotiations it is clear that Ukraine has chosen its trajectory. As a result, the Russian Federation will take measures of its own. We will begin supplying weapons to the Armed Forces of Novorossiya who are on the front line of defence against this regime. They will not stand alone. The Russian Federation and the Union State stand with them entirely. No option is not on the table. We will prevail against evil. We will ensure that they are properly equipped and prepared to defend themselves against the nationalist battalions that the Kiev regime is so desperate to defend. The Donbas will never fall to the control of the Azovites and the Kiev regime again. Novorossiya will stand independent.

As of today, May 5th, the Zapad-25 exercises have been ended. Our forces will remain on high alert. They will be prepared for any and every inevitability. To be clear, we are not taking offensive actions. We are, instead, preparing to defend the Donbas against Ukrainian invasion.

To the governments of Kiev and to the West. There is still time to change your trajectory. There is still time to free the peoples of Novorossiya. Germany now knows who they are dealing with. To what extent Kiev is willing to go to defend their ideology despite no less than 3 peace summits that we have agreed to follow that Kiev has refused.

There is no more talk and there are no more summits. If Kiev desires peace then they know what to do. Free the people and the territory of Novorossiya and remove your armies.

That is all.

God Bless the Russian Federation

God Bless Novorossiya

God Bless the Union State
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May 1st - A remarkable scene had taken place this morning, with NSS officers seen raiding the election ministry building, carrying off dozens of boxes of documents and other supposedly classified material. Though specifics are sparse, the Committee for Investigation and Due Process, led by Parlimentarian Narek Alexinian, has released information saying that testimonies given in closed hearings were what triggered this raid by the NSS. The committee also announced this morning that it is issuing eleven more subpeona's, eight for senior and middle staffers of the election committee, two for Civil Contract parlimentarian's Artan Kardashian and Boris Floredsian, and one for Yerevan district judge Haig Martirosyan.

No final prosecutions have yet to come out of the committee, but it's widening scope of investigations have made some in the National Assembly begin to worry, with at least a dozen members of Civil Contract refusing to attend sessions of parliment while the CDV continue's in, what they call, " Their witch hunt. "

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In other news, Abraham Bialik, a member of the Jewish Armenian Frendship Community ( JAFC ) who has been under investigation for his actions and that of the Communities during the Azeri invasion of 2020, has been convicted today for facilitating service dodging among the Armenian Jewish community. According to the report submitted by NSS investigators, Mr. Bialik, a prominent businessman and owner of a major gemcutting enterprise in Abovyan, had numerous male family members and friends flown out of the country on private planes to Israel during the initial days of the invasion - fearing that they would be called up from the reserves. Mr. Bialik agreed to cooperate with police authorities after a deal was reached, with intercession from the Israeli embassy in Georgia. Mr. Bialik would agree to leave the country for Israel ( where he is a dual citizen ) in exchange for renouncing his Armenian citizenship, and naming those individuals who aided him in smuggling the young men out of the country.

None of the names of these co-conspirators have been released to the press at this time, however, the NSS has stated that their investigation into the matter is on going, and that they expect more progress is soon to come.

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The General Staff of the Armed Forces today announced that of the more than fourty thousand men called up from the reserves to report for active duty, more than ninety four percent have made it to their duty stations. Gen. Melkonyan stated that, " though we always strive for improvement, it is a optimistic sight, seeing so many young men heed the call of their nation - were certainly many other powers in the world could not hope to have as high a turnout number as what we have experienced. "

This will be the first time since the 2018 that the Armed Forces Reserves have been called up for active service, something not even done during the 2020 invasion by Azerbaijan. Newly active reserve personel have thus far only been sparingly sent to border points, with most soldiers being deployed across metropolitan areas and the countryside. Violence has calmed down considerably over the last two weeks, with no notable flair ups since he first days of the revolution.

The six percent of individuals who have thus far failed to report to their duty stations or give a valid reason for their excusal, have been issued arrest warrents.




May 2nd - Fanfare in Tartus Syria today, as parlimentarian and CDV member Artyom Patrosian lands in the coastal city to speak with the historic Armenian population that resides there. Since the start of the revolution, diaspora communities across the globe have voiced their questions and concerns as to the state of their homeland and will become of their relatives still there. At the request of the CDV, Patrosian has been dispatched in a well wishing Q&A meeting, to one of the largest external Armenian populations in the world, Syria!

Videos and pictures from his reception thus far show the parlimentarian being led through the historic city by cheerful crowds of local Armenians, witnessing monuments, eating at local diners, and taking questions from the public. Mr. Patrosian was heard to have said, " I don't know what drove you people to pick deserts over mountains, but you seem to have made the best of your ancestors crazy decisions.

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Postby New Provenance » Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:30 pm

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Two F/A-18 fighter jets soared above on routine patrol as Maj. Gen. John Walters paced the flight deck in a wetcoat, accompanied by the Pentagon liaison, Roger Campbell, and the chief officer for intelligence aboard, Col. McCallahan. There was a light rain and the sky was a cloudy gray, but the fleet detachment was managing just fine. Several days ago, F4, DD (Fourth Fleet, Detachment Delta) was deployed to within 550 kilometers northwest of Caracas, Venezuela, in anticipation of a potential American deployment into the war-torn national capital. Walters served as the commanding officers of the 500 or so U.S. marines currently with the detachment, and was scheduled to hold a 'Zoom meeting' with the President and the Joint Chiefs later tonight to decide on a course of action.

As the roar of jet engines protected their conversation from eavesdropping, Walters slowed down to align himself with Campbell and McCallahan.

"Well? They're more likely than not gonna ask for our opinion on green lighting a special operation," Campbell said, almost shouting.

"Well obviously, question is, should we give them our green light? 'Cause they sure as hell aren't gonna go on without us," McCallahan replied, pitching in.

Walters stopped. "What do you guys think, you're the experts here, not me."

"You're the commanding officer of the troops we're gonna send in," Campbell said, "It's your opinion that matters most."

The major-general sighed. "It depends."

"On what?"

"On what the situation is at the moment. McCallaghan, you got briefed on that today, right?"

McCallaghan grunted. "Yes, sir. Purported additional troop deployments from a second nation of unknown origin. We don't know the numbers, we don't know who, we don't know where or how. All we know is Caracas could become our next Fallujah if we don't do this properly."

"Well?" Walters asked.

"If the situation calls for it, I say we go."

"I say we go as well." Campbell replied. "Of course, with green light from Washington," he chuckled.

"Well," Walters said, "I say we go as well, if the situation demands. We can't have the goddamn Cubans occupying Caracas, can we?"

The two officers nodded in agreement.

Suddenly, a nearby door burst open, and a young communications officer burst out, still in his bridge uniform, which by know was soaking wet.

"Sir, sir! Urgent communique from Washington, for your eyes only."

"What does it read?"

"POTUS is requesting immediate audience, Joint Chiefs and Pentagon officials in attendance."

Walter turned back to the two officers. They looked on with determination.

"Let's go." Walter said, marching back into cover.

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As worries continue over Russian aggression, US withdrawal, Luftwaffe proposes expansion of FCAS program

5 May 2025
Berlin--As peace talks break down yet again between Ukraine and Russia and the US-EU split grows over issues in the Middle East and Mediterranean, the Luftwaffe has put forward a proposal to the Bundestag and the wider European community regarding an expansion of the FCAS program.

FCAS, or the Future Combat Air System, is a multinational effort led by France, Germany, and Spain to replace 4th Generation and 4.5 Generation fighters like the Typhoon, Rafale, and Hornet fighters. Under the current plan, a prototype will fly in 2027 and replacement of French, German, and Spanish aircraft will begin sometime around 2040. However, the new Luftwaffe proposal would call for the inclusion of all EU member states under the plan.

The Inspector General of the Luftwaffe, Generalleutnant Ute Faust, spoke before the Bundestag on the subject. “With the present cooling in relations between Europe and the United States, it becomes more vital than ever that the European Union be able to coordinate and cooperate at all levels. Tactical, Operational, Strategic, and Logistical. We must bring more EU member states into this program, both as a way to further offset costs but also as a way to improve collaborative efforts. If all EU air forces fly the same aircraft, then losses are more easily replaced, damage more easily repaired, training more easily managed, and units can work together more easily by already being familiar with the capabilities of their neighboring units.”

The Luftwaffe’s proposal comes in the wake of President Zelenskyy’s refusal to accept a peace deal negotiated by Chancellor Muller and the announcement by the Russian Federation that they would begin transferring heavy equipment to separatist forces in Donbas. It is also notable as coming alongside proposals by the Bundesmarine and Bundesheer to expand European cooperation in other projects.



As Baden-Wurttemburg class continues to be plagued with issues, Bundesmarine requests cancellation of F126 frigate, replacement

1 May 2025
Berlin--The Bundesmarine has recommended the cancellation of the F126 class frigates amid continued issues with the F125 class of frigates, a spokesperson for the Bundesmarine has said. The F125s were designed in the early 2010s for use in support of counter-insurgency and anti-piracy operations, designed with the ability to remain on station for up to two years and with a much heavier emphasis on non-lethal weapon options compared to more traditional warships.

According to the Bundesmarine’s recommendation, the F125 and the very similar F126 were designed for tactical and operational situations that are no longer sensible in the current geopolitical climate. Instead, the Bundesmarine’s proposed replacement is a variation of the Franco-Italian FREMM class. Specifically, they are requesting a 10 ship class of similar displacement and armaments layout to the US Constellation class, albeit employing as many European systems as possible.

Some have considered this an effort to appease the French Government after the Bundesheer decided to adopt Rheinmetall’s KF-51 Panther instead of continuing development of the EMBT. The Bundesheer has suggested that France and other European countries could adopt the KF-51 as the new European Main Battle Tank, arguing that the current situation requires rapidly adopting MBTs to counter Russian T-90Ms and T-14s.




Opinion: Russian nationalists are again threatening Europe’s stability. Germany must lead the way in counter.

6 May 2025
Berlin--Russia’s nationalist government is mobilizing its forces and industry to back up ethnic Russian separatists in Donbas. This, combined with the growing divide between the European Union and its NATO allies in the United States and Turkey, threatens to destabilize Europe by encouraging similar separatist movements in other parts of Eastern Europe. This possibility requires that Europe expand its capabilities to counter Russian aggression and in this, Germany must take the lead.

Germany’s defense industry provides arms and equipment to multiple European nations, especially in the former Warsaw Pact nations like Poland and the Baltic states. In addition, Germany has the largest economy and largest population in Europe, as well as the greatest share of influence in the European Parliament and European Council. As such, it falls to Germany to lead the charge in European defense and security reform.

However, we must recall that there is substantial apprehension in Europe about German rearmament and that we must be mindful of historical realities. All of Europe has suffered at the hands of unrestrained German militarism and we must be ever vigilant to ensure that our efforts to improve the ability of Europe as a whole to defend itself does not become overtaken by our own nationalist minority.

In this aim to improve European defense, I do not argue for Germany to take the place of America as the sole guarantor of European defense but rather for Germany to lead through example. Chancellor Muller has called for expansion of EU battle groups and the permanent establishment of joint European land, sea, and air forces. What Germany should do is become the first state to permanently place their forces at the utility of Europe. Not all of them, mind. But, perhaps, a combat division should become permanently assigned to Eurocorps, an air wing permanently assigned to the European Air Group, and a naval squadron permanently assigned to the European Maritime Force. If Germany demonstrates a willingness to follow its own proposals and lead by example, other European states will follow.



Iceland to sever cooperation with EU, NATO

5 May 2025
Reykjavik--The Icelandic Government has announced their program to end Iceland’s participation in the Schengen Area and European Economic Area today. Iceland’s Prime Minister, Valmundur Gilmarson, announced a December target to leave the “Liberal Dictatorship” as he called the EU.

The move comes amid growing controversy over recent laws passed within Iceland limiting the free practice of religion and travel to and from Middle Eastern countries, which many in the Opposition have criticized as “racist”. The EU has been expected to vote on suspending Iceland’s participation in many EU functions as a result of the new laws, which may have the effect of encouraging the current Government to continue its activities.

Chancellor Muller has called on Iceland to reconsider its policies, arguing that the new laws run counter not only to the Icelandic constitution but also to basic concepts of human dignity and the respect of human rights. “Denying people the right to freely practice their religion or, as he stated in his press conference, even denying them the right to protest in certain areas, is a violation of basic human rights. This is something that no European state should tolerate and that we must fight back against.”

Muller has ordered the closure of German consulates in Akureyri and Seyðisfjörður as well as expelling the Icelandic consulates in Bremen, Cologne, Cuxhaven, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, and Warnemünde. Muller also called the Icelandic ambassador to his office and delivered a letter of formal protest regarding Iceland’s current policies.



Russian President declares aim to defend Donbas, declares that Ukraine must free Donbas

5 May 2025
Kyiv/Moscow--President Sergey Kiriyenko has publicly declared Russia’s intention to defend the integrity of the separatist forces in Donbas, according to a statement released this morning. Among the various topics discussed, President Kiriyenko declared Russia’s intention to provide unspecified armaments to Donbas separatists forces and the refit of the forces participating in Zapad-25 to be ready for Ukrainian offensive action.

The statement of the Russian president also slammed the door shut on any possibility of a negotiated settlement, declaring that Kyiv must concede to the demands of the Donbas separatists in their entirety.



Opinion: What does the future hold for Donbas and Ukraine?

7 May 2025
Berlin--With Russia’s recent announcement that they will be providing defense articles to separatist forces in Donbas after the breakdown in peace talks, many are asking the question of what the future holds for Donbas and Ukraine. This is a question that is difficult to answer but one that we shall tackle today. The ongoing War in Donbas is something known to all in Europe with dreadful familiarity, as it has lasted for over a decade with now no end in sight and the specter of a Russian invasion is once again rearing its head. But what does the recent Russian announcement mean for the balance of power and how likely is the Russian Federation to invade?

Before we can understand the change, we must understand the current balance of power. Presently the separatist states of Donetsk and Luhansk boast between them some 44,000 personnel, organized into 5 brigades and 8 battalions under the DPR militia and 3 brigades, a regiment, and two battalions under the LPR militia. The exact organization of these formations is unknown but, based on Soviet formations, each of the brigades could potentially have as many as 3,000 personnel and the battalions 400 or 500 personnel. Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have some 196,000 personnel, with 169,000 in the Ukrainian Army. The Ukrainian Army has some 38 brigades, organized almost identically to the old Soviet Army and the Donbas separatists. In terms of equipment, the Donbas militia units are lightly armed and lacking in heavy equipment while the Ukrainian formations employ a large arsenal of former Soviet armored vehicles and artillery, including over 1,200 tanks in service and nearly 1,100 tanks in storage.

So, currently, Ukraine holds a substantial advantage in combat power over Donbas. But how will this change after President Kiriyenko’s announcement?

The exact change is difficult to determine but there is a near guarantee that Kiriyenko will provide the DPR and LPR with heavy equipment, possibly even modernized versions of the T-72, T-80, and T-90, specifically T-72B3M, T-80BVM, and T-90M as well as modernized BMPs, BTRs, and artillery systems. Other possibilities include air defense systems and the possible guarantee of Russian Air Force support in the event of a Ukrainian offensive. If the Russias do provide their most modern systems, the Donbas militias will find themselves with the firepower to possibly check Ukrainian offensives, though the numerical difference is still massive.

Perhaps the most significant change to the balance of power, however, is the confirmation from President Kiriyenko that the Russian Armed Forces will defend the Donbas separatists from any Ukrainian actions. This places some 200,000 Russian and Belarussian troops positioned to strike Ukraine from Russia, Belarus, and Crimea, threatening Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Kherson. Should Ukraine attempt an offensive against Donbas, Russian forces could very quickly threaten multiple major urban centers and force the Ukrainians into a defensive battle that will stretch their forces. And, with Chancellor Muller having already declared that Germany will not aid Zelenskyy’s government with military equipment or financial support, it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to resist for long if such a situation comes to pass.



German representatives in Brussels call again for expansion of EU Battlegroups, European military cooperation

10 May 2025
Brussels--With the announcement that Russia will be delivering arms to the Donbas separatists, German representatives in Brussels have reiterated their call for the expansion of EU Battlegroups and greater European military cooperation. In the European Council, Chancellor Muller called upon European leaders to further pool their resources by making Eurocorps, the European Maritime Force, the European Air Group larger and permanent formations.

In a statement before the European Council, Chancellor Muller said, “Our goal has to be the continued improvement of our ability to coordinate forces and industry in meeting our security needs. We cannot rely on foreign powers to accomplish those goals for us. We must be capable of doing it ourselves. And that requires that we make permanent, established structures to enable coordination and collaboration. We have made progress on such things in the past. Now we must make greater progress and advancement.”

However, there remains concern in many parts of Europe over this concept. In particular, many European states remain hesitant to turn over command of their military forces, however small or temporary that turn over may be, to another power. Chancellor Muller will likely be forced, like many before him, to reach a compromise that achieves little advancement.



Heavy fighting reported in Venezuela against unidentified military personnel

10 May 2025
Caracas--As the civil war in Venezuela continues to rage following the overthrow and assassination of Maduro, heavy fighting as been reported in northern Caracas as Venezuelan military units clash with as yet unidentified foreign military personnel.

Information on the conflict is limited but what is known is that a sizable force of foreign military personnel have seized the port of La Guaira and Simon Bolivar Airport but have been unable to advance in the face of heavy resistance from Venezuelan military units and armed civilian revolutionaries.

Notably, there is the makings of a standoff between the pro-Guaido American carrier force and the pro-Maduro Cuban surface task force, steaming just north of Venezuela’s territorial waters.



Opinion: What would an EU military look like and how can Europe achieve such a thing?

11 May 2025
Brussels--Germany is leading the charge in calling for a permanent EU military force to replace the fracturing NATO alliance. Thus far, such calls are mired in debate as nations haggle over who gets to control what but they beg the question of what this would look like and how it could be achieved.

A European Army has been proposed repeatedly since the 1950s, though has often faced stiff opposition on the grounds that few nations are willing to surrender control of their militaries. After all, it’s very unpopular to send Dutch, Belgian, and German soldiers to fight in a French conflict in former French colonies. However, with the growing threat from the Russian Federation and the possibility of war between Greece and Turkey, the need for a unified European command structure and greater cooperation among EU member militaries has become ever more emphasized.

So, before we ask what and how, what is the current proposal? According to Chancellor Muller, it would be based around relatively small provisions of EU member states, with each member requested, or even required, to provide a certain number of units or percentage of their active forces to this force. The proposal, put before the European Council and European Parliament yesterday, calls for each EU member to provide naval, air, and ground forces proportionate to their domestic military capability, ranging from direct combat units to support and sustainment units. Furthermore, the proposal would create a European Defense Ministry and European Joint Staff to oversee the force while the European Parliament and European Council would determine when and how it would be employed. This proposal falls victim to many of the same issues that previous proposals did, namely the loss of control of national military units.

An alternative, according to Chancellor Muller’s proposal, would be for the European Union to form a Defense Ministry and Joint Staff but begin recruiting its own personnel and acquiring its own equipment. Under this proposal, there would be no worry of EU members losing control of their forces. However, this proposal has the problem of creating duplicate formations and taking far longer to make them ready, as well as relying on access to infrastructure that does not currently exist.

Now that we know the current proposal, how might this come about? Currently 25 of the 27 EU member states are participants in the Permanent Structured Cooperation agreement, a framework adopted in 2017 to promote structural integration between EU militaries. In addition, there are two integrated multinational military units in the EU: the 414 Tank Battalion between Germany and the Netherlands and the Franco-German Brigade. Currently PESCO involves common development projects, including the European Multi-Purpose Frigate, the European Main Battle Tank, and the Future Combat Air System, among others. There are also the 18 EU battlegroups, first established in 2005, consisting of reinforced battalions notionally numbering 1,500 personnel. In theory, this creates an existing EU Army of 27,000 men and women. However, the EU battlegroups have been hamstrung by language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, and a lack of willingness to employ them, which has led to readiness issues and no deployments.
Under the current PESCO agreement, there exists the possibility of expanding the European Corps, European Maritime Force, and European Air Group into permanent formations, which has been proposed by Chancellor Muller. However, this would require EU member states to agree upon a command structure and method for determining how and when to employ these forces. However, with political and military leaders from across Europe expressing support for the idea in the last decade, it is clear that this will happen sooner or later.

Since the question of how a European Army might be created is also a question of when, rather than if, what would such a force look like? Well, if it were a total integration of all EU military forces, it would become one of the largest military forces on the planet. Presently, there are around 1.5 million active military personnel in EU member states. In terms of naval power, it would be the third largest navy in absolute terms with 514 ships and the second largest in terms of aircraft carriers, with a total of four, and tonnage, at 1.3 million tons displacement. The ground forces would boast over 10,000 main battle tanks, perhaps 30,000 armored fighting vehicles, 15,000 artillery pieces, and over 1,000 attack helicopters, making it the second largest after the Russian Federation in terms of inventory. Finally, the Air Force would boast around 1,700 fighters and attack aircraft and nearly four hundred transport and refueling aircraft. However, such a version is likely decades in the future, if it will ever happen.
More likely, a European army would be formed from member states pooling formations. Currently Chancellor Muller’s proposal is for each member state to provide, “combat, combat support, or combat service support formations at least equal to 1/6th the total capability of the relevant service arm.” This vague proposal makes it difficult to estimate but could result in a formation of perhaps 250,000 personnel with some 80 to 90 warships, perhaps 10,000 pieces of ground combat equipment, and 350 to 400 aircraft. While this would be one of the smaller military forces in the world, it would remain highly competitive.

Knowing now what the current proposals are, how a European army may come about, and what it might look like, the question becomes, is this the way forward? In the past, a major sticking point has been the duplication of NATO capabilities and opposition from the United States. However, with the fracturing of NATO over the Cypriot question and the growing divide between US and European defense and security needs, the answer is increasingly yes. A European Army is not only the way forward, but it is long overdue.



Zelenskyy rejects peace offer

3 May 2025
Berlin/Kyiv/Moscow--Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy has rejected a peace agreement that Chancellor Muller was able to negotiate with Russian President Sergey Kiriyenko, a spokesperson for the Chancellor said. The negotiations had the aim of bringing an end to the decade long war in Donbas, where ethnic Russian separatists have been fighting a war against what they claim to be a ethno-nationalist regime set on genocide.

According to the Chancellor’s office, the deal involved Ukrainian recognition of the Crimean annexation, self-rule for the Donbas Region with security provided by EU peacekeepers, and an end to Russian support for the Separatist forces, with the stipulation that Ukraine disband its highly controversial nationalist battalions. The Crimean annexation had been subject to two referendums in 2015, with the second one observed by the OSCE in accordance with international law.

A short statement was also released by the Chancellor.

“It is with great regret that I must announce to the world that peace has failed again in Ukraine. Peace that Europe, Russia, and the Donbas were willing to accept has been rejected by Kyiv. A chance to end the fighting and bloodshed has been squandered in favor of protecting nationalists and racists that hold on to the mistaken belief that the purity of one’s blood matters. I urge President Zelenskyy to reconsider and I urge President Kiriyenko and the separatist leaders to exercise restraint in the coming days.”

It is not currently known if Zelenskyy rejected all articles of the peace agreement or if there were certain articles that were more stringently rejected than others. What is known, however, is that there are roughly 40,000 separatist fighters in Donbas and perhaps 200,000 or more Russian and Belarussian troops conducting joint exercises near the Ukrainian border. According to BND Vice President Major General Werner Sczesny, it generally takes a military unit six months to return to full readiness after intense exercises or a deployment. Given that Russia’s forces have been conducting a major combined arms exercise, General Sczesny does not think an offensive operation is imminent.

“Before they can launch an offensive, they need to rest, recover, refit, and retrain. Their soldiers have been in the field in very boggy conditions for the last few weeks, meaning they are tired and their equipment is in need of maintenance. All of which will take months to achieve.”

However, there remains the possibility of a rotation of forces. Russia has spent almost twenty years transitioning from a mostly conscript army to a mostly professional one, with the result being that they could potentially fill an invasion force with professional army units from other parts of Russia. However, General Sczesny does not think that is likely.

“Transferring military units is not an easy task and very difficult to conceal, especially with so many NATO spy satellites over Russia. And soldiers talk. The moment they receive movement orders, their families will be told and then they will tell friends and other relatives, who share it with their friends and relatives and on and on until eventually the whole world knows. That is unless they lock the troops down and refuse to allow them to contact their families, which leads to those families asking where their soldiers are and other people noticing the mass movement of military equipment and wondering where it’s going. So it is very hard to hide a mass troop movement.”



Coup in Armenia continues with raids on election building

1 May 2025
Yerevan--In the wake of a coup d’etat against Armenian’s long ruling Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, officers of the NSS raided the election ministry building, confiscating a number of documents alleged to be related to the rigged election system that kept Pashinyan in power for so long.

The military government of General Armen Melkonyan is being watched with apprehension by much of Europe, as the possibility for a flare-up of tensions with Azerbaijan remains ever present. However, Chancellor Muller has expressed his hopes that the Melkonyan government will pave the way for new elections in the coming months that will be recognized as free and open elections. “It is my hope and belief that the General will indeed pave the way for a return of democratic values to Armenia and I look forward to meeting with the future leaders of Armenia when they are finally selected by the people.”




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United Nations General Assembly Resolution 79/121


Condemnation of the Israeli Attack on Iranian Sovereignty

We, ministers and other representatives of States and Governments, assembled at the United Nations on May 3rd, 2025, call for the condemnation of the Israeli government, the Israeli Defence Force, and its disregard for international laws and norms and violations of the Charter of the United Nations, hereby issue a formal condemnation against the State of Israel.


The United Nations exists as a forum of peaceful dialogue and to handle disagreements and conflicts between states and holds the authority to condemn nations who violate the Charter to which they signed.

We affirm the rights of Iran to state sovereignty and the rights of its people under the basis of the Charter of the United Nations and common international law.

We recognize that, in its efforts to act in self-defence, the State of Israel has embarked upon a mission of destruction and chaos throughout the Middle East. This chaos could have the ripple effects to cause regional or even global war. We recognize that the state of Israel, despite its firm denials, holds a nuclear arsenal that threatens regional stability as they are non-signatories to the NPT. Therefore, their actions taken against Iran, to which they supposedly targeted Iranian nuclear enrichment sites, is a hypocritical move formed from an unfounded fear.

We recognize and applaud the calm actions taken by the State of Iran in response to the Israel attack. We recognize and commend the actions taken by the Iranian government to hold to and maintain its international agreements on nuclear enrichment under the JCPOA until it was broken by the United States of America.

We, the General Assembly of the United Nations, hereby condemn the unilateral actions taken by the State of Israel in its unwarranted attack on the State of Iran. We urge the united nations of the world to hold the State of Israel accountable for the gross violations of state sovereignty.

This is in conjunction with previous actions taken against the State of Israel, such as “The occupied Syrian Golan” [A/C.4/76/L.8], passed December of 2021. “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan” [A/C.4/76/L.9]. Passed December of 2021. “The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East” [A/C.1/76/L.2] passed October of 2021.

These resolutions condemn the infringement on the rights of state’s and their sovereignty. The rights of people and their right to self-determination and their unabashed willingness to proliferate nuclear weapons in spite of attacking nations who seek the same within the bounds of international law


We condemn, in no uncertain terms, the illegal actions taken by the State of Israel against Iran against the Palestinian peoples. The illegal settlements and seizures of land is a gross violation of national sovereignty and self-determination of the Palestinian people. We hold the government of Israel accountable for the deaths caused by their unilateral and illegal actions.


Passed

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votes against: 12
abstentions: 35
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Postby Yelbland » Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:24 pm

Withdrawal of Little Green Men in Venezuela
The mysterious “Little Green Men” that appeared earlier this month in Venezuela are withdrawing, reports say from around the areas of their appearance. Loading up onto refugee ships supplied by the Cuban government, the men are taking with them any Maduro supporting Venezuelans that want out of the nation. The Cuban Navy released a statement earlier today on the topic.

Admiral Carlos Delgado “The Venezuelan people have always held a special place in our heart, and we are committed to the evacuation of all who seek a new home and to escape the imperialist powers forcing chaos in their country. We have begun working with the group occupying the La Gauiria docks as well as the one fighting at the Simon Bolivar airport. In exchange for a cease in offensive moves by the units, the Cuban Task Force has agreed to evacuate them as well as any refugees hiding their under their protection. They will be loaded onto our barges we have working and shipped to our in-processing for refugees at Santiago.”

The Cuban Task Force was sent by the government to assist in the evacuation of refugees from the chaos consuming Venezuela. It’s consists of 2 frigates, a makeshift single helicopter carrier, 3 barges, and a small fleet of CC boats. The barges are joined by an additional 2 barges that were in port at the start of its occupation. The evacuation is expected to last a day, with a Cuban helicopter assisting in the evacuation of refugees from the airport.


Further Training of Cuban Forces
Training continues by Russian and a Chinese instructors of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces in new weapons systems acquired, with significant progress being made. The 2nd and 3rd Armored Division along 5 Revolutionary Legion are training day in and day out with their instructors to understand their new weapons systems. The 1st Airborne Division has continued its drills as well in its new helicopter aircraft from the Russian Federation. General Carlos Montana briefed reporters earlier today on the process.
“We are training everyone at a basic level. Since we have always used weapon systems and vehicles that are compatible to Russian design, the switchover is working well. We have a target to train these units to be fully equipped and loaded within the next 3 months. However, we then must set up a new training program as our friends from Russia and China shall depart. The top officers and enlisted personnel from these next few months will become instructors to train our other units subsequently. Cuba will be stronger than ever with not only new weapons, but new training for modern warfare to discourage our enemies from threatening our liberty.”

Privately Owned Baseball League Opens
The first privately owned baseball league opened its season in May 7th, ushering in the first private sports league in the nation. Using the Latin American Stadium in Havana for free, the team to be known as the Havana Hill Fighters, faced off with the Santiago de Cuba River Hounds. Both teams are owned by a collective of citizens investing in a cooperative funds. They have elected their own board and after negotiations with the Cuban government, are permitted to use the state owned stadiums for free for 3 years, along with making the stadiums tax-free zones for local vendors.
“Our hope is the promotion of the Cuban people and their potential. We want for the entrepreneurial spirit to take place in these areas and allow for the people to grow both in community and in pocket” said the Mayor of the City Antonia Gomez. The opening game sold out and was packed to full capacity. The first pitch was thrown by the Mayor to celebrate the expansion of the new national league. It is to be known the National Association of Cuban Baseball or NACB, and as of now features 8 teams from around the nation.


Several Senior Officers Dismissed
12 senior officers were relieved and dismissed from duty by order of the President.

“We thank these men for their service to Cuba, however we now hope to usher in a new era of leadership for this country. We will be elevating the heroes of 2016 who 9 years ago removed the corrupt and restored a Cuban government for the people. These men were on the front lines those days, and have worked tirelessly to not only reform our armed forces, but contribute to the communities around them. They have put every effort in bettering their nation, their units, and their community.”

The move is believed to be the final pushing out of holdovers from the 2016 Revolution. “The 12 officers were all over the age of 65, and seen to be resistant to reforms I totaled by the administration to both the military as well as economy. “ a source said speaking on anonymity. The new officers taking over are all under the age of 60 and will be assuming their largest commands to date. Additional command shifts will begin to shift out further personnel in the Department on both the civilian and officer side to adapt to the changing structure, according to a statement released by the Defense Office.

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The Tripartite




This country was a damn sight hotter than what he was used to. Artyom pulled at his suit collar, trying to bring some fresh air to his skin. That they were next to the ocean didn't seem to matter, as practically every surface in the city was lit up by the scorching sun. Armenians were a cold, mountainous people - how so many of his countrymen had managed to make a living here was beyond him, but they'd seemed like a jubilant bunch. He'd arrived in the city just yesterday, sent from the homeland to greet and meet with the diaspora community, and answer Q&A's about the developing situation on the homefront. When he'd first gotten off the plan, he'd thought the reception that had come to meet him were Arabs - but the moment that one of them had spoken to him in perfect Armenian, he'd realized that they were just incredibly tanned Armenians! All day yesterday and today, he'd been moving from site to site: historic place here, community center there, everywhere and always being hounded by media and concerned citizens about what the revolution would mean for their families back home. As a former anthropologist, he would have rather liked to have actually spent some time exploring the historic city, but affairs always seemed to get in the way. They had him cooped in an upscale resort called The Arban, an Armenian owned establishment, which from the classical architecture and white paint he had assumed it must have been quite a beautiful establishment once - that is, before it's exterior walls had become pocketed with bullet holes and blast marks. The Arban had got the lights back on at least, but as for air conditioning, no such luck. All Artyom could do was look up toward the lone ceiling fan that hung turning limply above the conference table in the room. If this meeting lasts long enough, it might be cool come night time - he thought sardonically

Prime Minister Maryam Tawfiq had scheduled a tour in Tartus, to meet, as her office stated, "local Christian leaders to discuss continued religious liberty within the framework of the new Constitution." She did, of course, spend time with certain Armenian veterans who had fought for the rebels, as well as local clergymen from the Greek and Armenian churches. But her main goal was situated in the Arban. Her security detail had screened the area a few times, and, confident that the location was secure, they led the Syrian prime minister inside. There, she saw a wilting Armenian man, struggling under the heat. A member of the National Assembly of Armenia, or so she had been told. "Mr. Artyom, is it?" Tawfiq asked gingerly. "I apologize for the heat, shall we see if we can get you some water, some tea?"

He looked from the Prime Minister, to the translator who sat beside him. After her greeting has been relayed he turned back to smile toward his counterpart, raising a hand up and shaking his head . " No thank you Madam Prime Minister - I've been drinking like a fish since I've been here, it seems I'll just have to get used to the heat... and it's Patrosian. My, first name is Artyom. " Standing up and making his way over toward the Prime Minister, he started to extend his hand out for a handshake, but then suddenly remembered the custom of this nation. " I... don't suppose I can shake your hand can I? Forgive me, this is the first time I've been to a Muslim nation. "

Tawfiq smiled, extending her hand. "Ah, forgive me, Mr. Patrosian. And of course, this isn't Iran or Saudi Arabia. Though don't tell my husband, he might get jealous," she said, chuckling. Once they had shaken each other's hands, Tawfiq took a seat, her Armenian and Greek translators standing behind her.

‘I gotta remember to force the Deputy to do this next time.’ Those are the current thoughts of Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Amanatidis, currently stuck in a crowd near his intended destination point, the Arban. Officially in Tartus to observe affairs going on at the Greek Consulate (Which he has been doing for the past few hours, not paying attention to the time), he was then rushed downtown in order to make a meeting with Armenian and Syrian dignitaries.

Ioannis, along with Armenian and Syrian translators, after a few minutes of annoying delay finally managed to get through the crowd and enter the Arban, heading to the intended meeting point to see everyone else already gathered. “Well, of course we’re the only late ones. Hopefully, we haven’t held things up too long.”

“Not at all, Minister Amanatidis. Thank you for coming,” smiled Prime Minister Tawfiq.

"If this meeting has been called for the reason I think it has, it is of vital importance that a Greek representative be here for this." He says while sitting in a nearby seat. (edited)

Artyom looked between his Greek and Syrian counterparts, breathing in deeply before turning to his translator. " Well, here goes nothing I suppose." Tapping the table with both hands, he rose up slowly from his chair, finally beginning at the real purpose behind his visit to the Levant.

" Thank you both, especially you Madame Prime Minister, for agreeing to attend this meeting. Though I am sent as a representative of our transitionary government, make no mistake that I come bearing the interests of the entire Armenian nation - interests which my constituents believe you may also happen to share in. To be frank about our intentions... The regime out of Ankara has proven itself in recent years to be an unstable threat to regional security. The invasion of my own homeland, their hostility toward syrians living in their country, and now their sights set over Cyprus. " he cast a mournful glance over toward Amanatidis. " Individually, our fatherland could not hope to reasonably stand against the geopolitical weight of the Turks. However, united together, with like minded allies, we become immensely more formidable. The proposition for which I have been sent to discuss then, is that of a defensive treaty, a tripartite against any threat of future Turkish aggression."

Tawfiq leaned back as her Armenian translator conveyed the parliamentarian’s words to her.

“Turkiye’s acts of aggression are a matter of concern to Damascus. Its actions against my citizens notwithstanding, a revanchist Ankara is a threat to the region. My government would be in favor of a mutual defense pact between our three governments, and I’m sure we could get it ratified by the Constituent Assembly.”

Amanatidis leans forward in his chair, pondering for a moment. "Hmm, I see no reason why Greece should reject this. More help against the Turks, should worse come to worse, is always a good thing."

Hmm, didn't take much to convince them, Artyom thought to himself. " I am glad that we all see it that way then. " Bring up a briefcase from under the table, he placed the case down on the table before pulling out three folders from within. " These documents have been drafted up by our foreign ministry, so that you might have a visual aid. " As the documents began being passed around, he continued in relaying their contents. " So that there is no confusion as to the contents of what is being proposed: this tripartite agreement will stipulate that, following a hypothetical attack against anyone one of our nations and or our armed forces, the transgressed party will have the ability to call upon the other two governments to their aid - which we will be obligated to heed, and begin operations as soon as logistically possible. " Turning his folder out toward the group, he pointed to a date on the front marked, June 21st, 2025. " This happens to be two days after the end of the term for martial law in my country, and a return to democracy. That we should act quickly and succinctly, so as to prevent any possible Turkish reprisals for our resistance, is a must. As such, our respective parliaments should all elect to vote on this treaty on the same day. Any questions? "

Tawfiq studied the documents intently. “Forgive me, Mr. Patrosian, are you suggesting that the treaty be ratified by all of us on this date, or that it would come into effect on this date? I just want clarification so that my deputies in the Chamber of Deputies can prepare the treaty for a ratification vote. That’ll be the first step, then it will go to our Senate. The President will sign it.”

" The ratification date, Madame Prime Minister. The 21st being the same day that our legislature will regain it's abilities to make law, and thus being the earliest opportunity we are able to approve it. "

“I see. Well, as I said before, I have no issue with this treaty. I’ll have my people keep this on hold, but we might need to introduce it a day earlier, so that the government and opposition benches have a chance to go over it. A vote likely wouldn’t be held until the 21st.”

Amanatidis read over the documents for a few moments before setting the folder back down beside him "The Hellenic Parliament should be able to vote on this at the requested time."

Patrosian looked between his fellow dignitaries with a growing smile, his white teeth gleeming as he spoke. " Well then, this all required much less wooing than what I'd expected. The Turks certainly have brought us all together haven't they? I would say to raise a toast to our soon to be tripartite, but sadly, the madame Prime Minister's nation is dry in more than just it's climate. But were we to, I would say, to toast victory. Victory to the Tripartite! "
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President Zelenskyy Addresses the Nation and the World
May 6


"Brothers and Sisters, my fellow Ukrainians, our nation is under the biggest threat it will ever face. We have been under threat the day we became independent of the former Soviet Union, and now, it is the Russian Federation that breathes down our necks. In 2014, we lost Crimea. Not to our own incompetence, but due to a surprise invasion by Russia; soon after, the Donbas would declare independence, leading us into a war that has lasted to this day."

"We have all been affected by this conflict, whether we want to believe it or not. Each and every one of us. There has been numerous ceasefires, endless negotiations, and yet, we still fight. As many of you have heard by now, once again, a recent round of negotiations have broken down, and failed, but what the Russians and Germans won't tell you, is what was negotiated. I will."

"The snakes in Moscow, firstly, wished for our recognition of Crimea, in return, they'd support Donbas staying within Ukraine. As much as it pains me, I was willing to accept this loss. While the first referendum was fraudulent, the United Nations found the second one legitimate; most nations in the world recognize the second referendum as legitimate. Arguing over Crimea was a losing battle; I wanted to end the bloodshed, and if giving up Crimea would push the Russians to accept the Donbas within Ukraine, then so be it."

"Of course, Moscow wanted guarantees that the Donbas would have their language protected, self governance, and internal security. Each and every one of these could be worked upon. The German Chancellor, who I praise for his efforts to keep the peace, told me that a EU Peacekeeping force would be deployed if the deal was accepted, until all the quirks of such deal were worked out fully, between us and the Donbas. I was willing to accept all of these demands, as long as Moscow ceased support for the Donbas."

"However, that evil regime, the regime that invaded us, had another demand, one that even I could never agree to. They demanded that we disarm our so called nationalist battalions. Negotiations broke down when I refused. Many of you may be wondering why I would refuse over such a point, why I would defend these battalions, despite their beliefs. I, as a Jewish man, do not support many of these groups' beliefs. However, these battalions have fought in the trenches alongside the military; they were some of the first to answer the call and defend this great nation. Say what you may about their beliefs, these men and women sacrificed much to defend our homes."

"The battalions are a part of our military. The fact that Moscow even dared to make demands about what we do for our own defense, should show how little they think of us. We are not their puppet, we do not bow to their demands! We are a sovereign nation; they have no right to demand what we do with our Armed Forces! One demand, and now an easy resolution is gone. They now demand we allow for the Donbas to leave, fully, knowing that is something we will not do. We have fought the separatists for a decade; we will not allow them the victory they so desire."

"To the German Chancellor, you made your bed with the devil. You clearly care more for what Moscow wants over that of Kyiv. You are an accomplice in whatever happens now. You decided to turn your back upon Ukraine. You are spineless and weak. When you're willing to stand up for what is right, we will be waiting. But until that day comes, you're nothing but a coward and a fool."

"To the nations that support Russia; when Moscow one day turns on you, you will understand the pain we've felt for the past year. You will understand the loss we've had to endure. One day, it will be your people, and the world will just watch as you suffer."

"And now, as painful as it is for me, this announcement must be made. I am calling for a mobilization of our Armed Forces. All reservists are to report immediately to the nearest recruitment center assignment. I never wanted to make such a call, but the time is now. I ask for you all to help defend this nation that you live in. To defend your friends and family! I do not wish for and escalation, but with Russian exercise on our border, as well as the supplies heading into Donbas, I fear that escalation may be inevitable."

"To the snakes in Russia, end our support of Donbas, this is your final warning."

"Slava Ukraini!"


Donbas Frontline

The drums of war were beating. Peace talks have failed. The smell of blood was in the air. Everybody knew something big would happen, but who would start it, and when? The Units on the frontline had their orders; hold positions and dig in. They wouldn't be the ones to make the first move. No, they must make themselves look live the victims in the eyes of the world, hopefully to bring support on their side.

The new demand of a full independent Donbas wouldn't be allowed, under any circumstance. High Command was still debating whether an offensive into the Donbas would benefit Ukraine; they would be the aggressor, yes, but each day, the separatists would get stronger and stronger as supplies from Russia poured in. Maybe once the mobilization was done, then Ukraine can attack, but until they were given the word, the men and women in these units waited, building defenses, preparing for if a war truly came.

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Postby New Provenance » Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:35 pm

CNBC - Senate Republicans bash Brown administration for 'limp foreign policy', Sen. Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD) demands 'firmness'

CAPITOL HILL - Senate Republicans this week have bashed the Brown administration for its 'limp foreign policy'. In a series of destructive interviews, statements, and posts on social media, Senate Republicans on the Hill have and are criticizing President Sherrod Brown and his administration's weak foreign policy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lamented about 'Brown's dragging down of America's prestige on the world stage' and remarked that 'our failure to stand with our allies in Europe against Russian tyranny is unparalleled and stupid'. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), known for being cordial with Democrats especially on certain social issues, blasted the Brown administration for 'displaying the worst of American politics since Bill Clinton's scandalous administration'.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD) demanded 'firmness' from the Brown administration. Stating that it was the administration's job to 'be strong, like America should be' and 'be behind our allies, like America should be', Thune expressed 'disappointment' at Brown's foreign policy, calling it 'nothing more than cozying up to the Russians, the Chinese and the Japanese'.




CNN - Pentagon confirms placing of units in Florida and Alabama on 'emergency deployment readiness' amidst Venezuela instability

FORT LAURADALE - The Pentagon confirmed the placing of units in Florida and Alabama on 'emergency deployment readiness' posture amidst Venezuelan political and social instability, according to an official statement released to the press by the Pentagon's Press Office. Several battalions in Florida's Fort Lauradale and other areas have been placed on high alert, while units in Alabama and northern Florida have been placed on emergency readiness. 'In anticipation of a potential change of weather, the U.S. will be ready to dispatch units to ensure the stability of the wider Caribbean region and to ensure the safety of Venezuelan citizens' the Pentagon reported stated.

President Brown also addressed the media regarding the crisis, calling on Cuba to 'immediately and rapidly withdraw its forces' to 'prevent any unnecessary escalation of the crisis'. He also extended FEMA and volunteer aid to the Venezuelan government under Juan Guiado, who the U.S. recognizes as the legitimate government of Venezuela.




THE HILL - Bipartisan Congressional coalition sign memorandum requesting 'change in foreign policy with regards to Europe'

CAPITOL HILL - A bipartisan Congressional coalition of Democratic and Republican lawmakers in both houses have signed a historic memorandum, directed at the White House, requesting kindly 'a change in foreign policy with regards to Europe'. President Sherrod Brown's foreign policy globally in general has come under fire for being 'weak, flabby, unconstructive, unproductive, and counter to every single policy the U.S. has followed so far'. More specifically, lawmakers touched on the delicate issue of Ukraine, which the Brown administration has yet to place a focus on, considering global events especially in Asia and Venezuela.

The memorandum, headed by Sen. Chris Murphy (D), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), Sen. Susan Collins (R), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), calls on the Brown administration to 'extensively work to reform and tinker with its foreign policy to keep it in line with American values for liberty, democracy and strength, and to ensure the common sense of foreign policy at all times'.

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Victory Day: Part One

Stage Zero

Where the Russian flag was raised once, it should never be taken down” - Nicolas I of Russia

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[0955hrs]

The day was sunny and relatively warm. A perfect day for the thousands upon thousands of people that were assembled in the heart of Moscow. Red Square was abuzz with activity. The soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Russian Armed Forces were in full display and the military convoys waiting for the parade had begun to line the streets of Moscow. Thousands of citizens lined the Square. Above, overlooking it all, was the senior leadership of the nation of Russia, as well as several representatives from allies, including from the CSTO and from China. Today was Victory Day. Across Eastern Europe, today was one of the most important holidays and celebrations of the region and here, in Moscow, was the epicentre of the action.

"Attention, this is Moscow speaking and showing. Listen to and watch Red Square. This is the Victory Parade in honour of the 80th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945!"

The beginning of the Moscow Victory Day Parade was now in full swing. General Valery Gerasimov, standing tall from the back of the limousine is the first to truly kick of the parade as he finishes the inspection of the troops and drives back to the grandstand as the massed bands of the Russian Armed Forces play Sacred War, the famous song of the Army and the Great Patriotic War, where he will watch the parade in full along with President Kiriyenko, deputy chairman Nikita Belykh, the rest of the high leadership of Russia, as well as the foreign dignitaries.

As the band finishes, the time has come. The troops and the people are all assembled and waiting. Sergey Kiriyenko stands and begins the address.

"Fellow Russian citizens,

Dear veterans,

Comrade soldiers and seamen, sergeants and sergeant majors, midshipmen and warrant officers,

Comrade officers, generals and admirals,

I congratulate you on the Day of Great Victory!

“Today marks the 80th year since the end of the Great Patriotic War. 80 years since the nation of Russia, the Soviet Union and her people, defeated the Nazi Regime that seeked to destroy us. That seeked to destroy the Russian people and all Slavic peoples of the world from outside and from within. That committed great acts of evil and of genoicde against Slavs, Jews, and others they considered undesirable. Today, those from the Great Generation, those who stood their ground against fascism and evil are dwindling in number with each passing day.

“Nevertheless, we thank all of those who fought against the Axis Powers in the war. All of those who risked everything, and all of those who gave everything. Whether on the Eastern Front or on the Western or in the Asian theatre. During the war, the nations of the world stood together side by side and fought against the Nazi regime to destroy the evil idealogy that was threatening to overtake all of Europe. We thank our friends and partners in China. For their efforts against an evil despotic regime who sought to conquer and destroy. We thank and honour the millions of Chinese who stood their ground and fought against foreign powers and against foreign imperialism and intervention. We, from the bottom of our hearts, thank and praise all of those who fought against this ideology from across the Soviet Union and from our allies abroad. We thank those who gave their lives to defeat the genocidal and evil regime of nazism and fascism.

"Today we bow our heads in honour and sacred memory of those who gave their lives in the Great Patriotic War. We bow our heads for the Chinese partisans and soldiers, who bravely fought against imperialism and militarism as well as all of those who fought and served on every front of the struggle against nazism. American, British, French, Canadian, partisans and resistance fighters, all of those who fought against the evil of the world and paid for victory with their blood. From Stalingrad to Normandy. To Nanking and the Philippines. Across Africa and Italy and for the Yugoslav Patriots. The heroes of Leningrad, the heroes of Moscow and the Victors of Berlin. Their memory will live on forever and our gratitude for their sacrifice will be eternal. As long as we remember them and their sacrifice they will live on. We bow our heads in memory of the Odessa martyrs who were burned to death by Ukrainian nationalist forces. We bow our heads for the victims of the terror bombings of the Donbas. We hold a moment of silence for them all.

“It pains me greatly to state here today, that 80 years later, the threat of Nazism and foreign intervention and imperialism against the Russian Federation still remains a grave threat to our great nation. Across the West and the world, the rise of nazism and fascism has grown radically. No more clearly than in our neighbour state, our brother state, of Ukraine. Long have the peoples of Russia and Ukraine shared a history, a nation, a country, a religion, and a struggle. Today, corrupted by foreign influences, the nation of Ukraine has been infiltrated and destroyed from within by Nazism and nationalism. Since the illegitimate government has taken power in the aftermath of the 2014 Coup, the lives of the people of the Donbas and all Russian-speakers have faced persecution.Today the Ukrainian National Guard is host to dozens of battalions, sanctioned by the government, who commit great atrocities against the people of the Donbas. They threaten everyday, the lives of the Russian-speaking minority of Ukraine, and threaten the territorial integrity of Russia by refusing to cede what is rightfully Russian. They refuse to listen to the will of the people, they destroy cities and kill civilians across the Donbas. It is a shame on Russia that such depravity could fester so close to our border.

“The Ukrainian people and the Russian people have had a long and strong relationship for centuries. The territory of Ukraine is one with the Motherland. United as one in the Russian Empire, united as one in the Soviet Union, and separated as a result of western interference, the territory of the Ukraine remained connected and close with the people of Russia for decades following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. That is until the 2014 insurrection. Where Far-Right Nationalists, neo-nazis, and western agents overthrew the government in Kiev and ended their ties with her Motherland.

“I ask the people of Ukraine to remember when we marched together, united as one, against the evils of fascism. When we stood together against the powers of the world, united as one. I ask the people of Europe and the United States to remember when we had a common enemy. When we stood together to face the evil of the world.

“But more importantly, I ask the people of Russia to remain steadfast in their courage, tenacity, and dedication. I ask the soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Russian Armed Forces to remain dutiful, honourable, and to bring glory to the Motherland through your steadfast service. For all of the peoples of the former Soviet Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Union State. United, as brothers, in common accordance for the common good.

“The Immortal Regiment will march. In Russia and all of the Red Army. It will march with millions of Ukrainians who rage against the Kiev Regime. It will march with Novorossiya. The independent nation and successor to the failed state of Kiev. It will march today as it did 80 years ago. It will march with those who fought the Great Patriotic War and will march with its great grandchildren today and it will march with their grandchildren in the future. For the Eternal Glory of the Motherland. For Victory! Ura!”

Across the parade ground, the sound of 14,000 soldiers crying out “Ura” echoes across the ground. The band begins to play as the artillery fire off their salute. The Victory Day Parade is now in full effect. The Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the National Guard all begin their march under the eyes of President Kiriyenko and the leadership of the Russian Federation. Partner nations from the EAEU, China, and other parts of the world also take part. Followed by the March of the Immortal Regiment. Taking place across Russia, millions of people take to the streets as part of the memory of the millions of Soviets who rose up together against the German invasion of 1941. This is the Immortal Regiment. The immortal memory of all of those who went to war, whether on the front lines or on the home front, in the struggle for survival against the German invasion. The invasion that threatened their nation and the lives of every Russian and Soviet citizen with complete destruction. Most of them carried pictures of those who had served in these units, whether in the Red Army or as labourers. President Kiriyenko himself would march, holding the picture of his own family who had fought and served in the Great Patriotic War.




[1700hrs]

The Kremlin

Across Russia and across the CIS nations, millions of people gather to celebrate Victory Day. For everyone it is a day of celebration and happiness. However, for the men and women gathered together behind the closed doors of the Kremlin, it would be hard to tell it was such a happy day. Each of the members of the Security Council of Russia were grim faced and sombre. Today’s meeting was an important one. The most important one of Kiriyenko’s young presidency and one of the most important since the fall of the Soviet Union. The importance of what was about to happen was not lost on him as he looked around the room.

Everyone was there, from Nikita Belykh, Co-Chair of the Security Council, on his right and all the way around to Oleg Malyshkin, Secretary of the Security Council on his left. Both men looked as serious as Kiriyenko. Kiriyenko scanned the rest of the room. Alexei Didenko, Chairman of the Federation Council sat fidgeting with a pen in one hand, Chairwoman of the Government Alyona Arshinova drank anxiously from a large glass of water, already ploughing through 2 cups before the meeting had even officially begun. His Chief of Staff, Aleksey Zhuravlyov, actually looked relatively calm on the surface if it wasn’t for the nervous ticking of his hands against the table. Foreign Minister Natalia Poklonskaya and FSB director Alexei Dyumin were sitting next to each other, whispering very softly at each other. Sergei Korolev, the Director of Foreign Intelligence looked over the same report for the 5th time as if he had missed something though he was really just trying to keep himself busy. Only Valery Gerasimov, the general and Defence Minister, looked stoic and calm. If anyone should be, Kiriyenko thought, it should be him. Sitting side by side were the Party of Growth representatives, Internal Minister Boris Titov and Chairwoman of the State Duma Irina Khakamada. Both of them were looking serious and quietly talking between themselves. Kiriyenko could only imagine what they were thinking. They had never been 100% with the plan.

There was only one thing on the official agenda for today and they were now ready to address it. Kiriyenko sighed and leaned forward. Everyone stopped and looked at him.

“Gentlemen.” He began looking around. “Ladies. I suppose it is time.”

Everyone looked at him, eyes and faces focused and determined. Kiriyenko smiled.

“It is as they say in the movies of American weddings, if anyone would like to object, please do so now.” Everyone smiled.

“We have gone well past the point of that, Mr. President.” Alexei Didenko said with a smile. He turned to the rest of the assembled. “There is no more setting up, no more preparing, there is now only time for action. We cannot hold off the operation any longer.”

“Indeed.” Poklonskaya said. “If all is ready, there is nothing left to do but prepare the orders.”

“Sergei,” Kiriyenko began, looking at Korolev. “If you have finished reading that report by now, is there anything of note from the Ukrainian side?”

Korolev smiled and laughed softly. “No, nothing we haven’t expected. Your little speech, which might I say again was quite good Mr. President, did set off a few alarm bells in Kiev. To say nothing of Washington or London or Paris or Berlin. Nothing that we did not expect nor anything that our current plans cannot account for. In fact, from an intelligence standpoint we only have two options. Go and go now. Or wait and wait awhile. Let Ukraine and the West stew on everything for a while.”

“Can we afford to keep waiting?” Kiriyenko asked, looking around.

“Monetarily?” Alexei Didenko said. “Most certainly. From a standpoint of combat readiness, we cannot hope to keep our forces locked in position at this state for too much longer. Right, General?”

“Well, we could certainly draw down our forces and prepare for another day, Chairman.” Gerasimov said slowly. “However, yes, our forces are ready. Our supplies and ammunition are stockpiled and the supply lines are already moving. Stopping now would be an effort that could affect troop morale and cause frustration with the combat officers. But if we are to go now, then the order must be given very soon.”

“Of course,” Didenko spoke again. “You all know very well my position on the matter. The operation has been put off long enough, in my opinion. I have said my piece on the objectives, as you well know. However, I stand by the President and the operation that he has in mind in full. As do we all. There is no time for dissent, no time for backing out now. We all must be of one mind and accord if we are to push through this together. The world will come for us and we are ready, but we cannot break ranks. Not any of us.” Didenko glared around the room. For a relatively young politician and leader, he still commanded the room quite effectively, even with Kiriyenko sitting next to him. Everyone nodded firmly as Didenko finished, with the sole exceptions to this coming from Titov and Khakamada. Then all eyes moved over to Kiriyenko. Kiriyenko turned to Titov.

“Minister?” He asked. In just one word, he summarised exactly what he wanted to hear from the Interior Minister and known advocate for peaceful solutions to the crisis.

Titov sighed deeply. He looked aged, even from the beginning of the meeting.

“There is nothing I want more than peace, Mr. President.” He began slowly. “However, there does not seem to be a solution that will ensure peace without violence. We have, truly, tried everything. There is nothing more that can be done. Reluctantly, and I stress reluctantly, I say that there is nothing else we can do as a nation but end this crisis once and for all. By any means possible.”

“Then it is settled.” Arshinova said, turning to Kiriyenko. “The orders, Mr. President.”

Kiriyenko sighed again and leaned back. He looked at his watch. It was now a few minutes past 5 o’clock. He knew that it was still morning in Washington and now past 10 PM in Beijing. He reflected for a moment, imagining President Brown in the White House being briefed on what had just happened in Moscow as well as President Fu in Beijing, who knew quite a bit more about what was going to happen than Brown.

Perhaps for the first time, Kiriyenko took stock of the weight of the words he was about to utter. The implications and the preparations, both militarily and economically. The military plans formulated over the course of many months. Well, more than that. The economic precautions had been underway far longer, dating back to the first outbreak of conflict in 2014. After 11 years, it was fair to say that they had prepared their economy as much as they possibly could and formed strong enough bonds in Asia and Africa to protect Russian exports abroad.

Still, there would be an impact. The Russian government had stored away enough funds to get them through it and bet strongly enough on the aftermath swing that Kiriyenko knew that they were prepared, but the fact that Russian men were now preparing for a trial by fire in the fields of Ukraine was not something that Kiriyenko took lightly. It had been a long journey for him to be here. From being Prime Minister under Yeltsin, one of so many it was hard to count, to now, being President of Russia, things had always been complicated. During the chaotic years, it seemed as though Russia could collapse in on itself, just as Ukraine seemed to have done, at almost any time. If it wasn’t for Grigory Yavlinsky, Boris Nemtsov, Vladimir Putin, Anatoly Chubais and of course himself, Russia may have very well fallen apart. It had been a long journey to 2014. The time when Russia seemed at its strongest, yet still… There was always that fear. Fear that Russia was facing too many enemies. Too much opposition from America and NATO and it would all fall apart. With the situation in Ukraine, he had been at the forefront. Leading the charge into Crimea and the Donbas. Perhaps it was poetic that he was here, now, preparing to end it. End the threats to Russia and to peace.

But it wasn’t really the end, was it? No, Kiriyenko thought, it was like closing the book on a multi-book series, each one getting more complex and convoluted. How the book or series ends, no one in the world could tell you and all you could do is prepare yourself for every possible outcome as best as you could. It was one where you couldn’t read ahead. Couldn’t sparknotes it or read the final pages and at least get an idea. You had to simply play your cards and pray that they would work.

Kiriyenko blinked and looked around. He had let his thoughts run away from him for too long. He leaned forward to speak then suddenly stopped. Everyone looked at him, slightly confused. Kiriyenko turned towards the back of the room. Several military guards stood at attention and several aides and staff members were stationed well away from the meeting so as not to disturb, but close enough should anyone require anything, such as refilling the water for Arshinova.

Kiriyenko looked at one of the aides and motioned for him to come closer.

“Sasha, please inform the Very Reverend Father Maxim that I shall wish to see him as soon as possible. I need to pray and light a candle.” He paused to look around the room. “Perhaps we all should do so.” There were nods of assent and Sasha the aide nodded curtly and swiftly left the room. Kiriyenko turned back to the Council.

“Then, there is nothing left to prepare. General Gerasimov, you may issue the orders. Happy Victory Day.”




[0200hrs Moscow Time]

RT English News Report
United States of America


Alexandra Kravitz watched the countdown out of the corner of her eye. She readied herself, took in a deep breath and watched as the time ticked from 3 to 2 to 1. She smiled broadly as the show went live.

“Welcome back.” She began in a very crisp and newscast-esque voice. “Happy Victory Day today to all of you watching. The Parade yesterday morning saw dozens of Russian military units and some of the newest equipment of the Russian military. We’ve also been keeping you updated on the Victory Day celebrations from around the world, including in communities from the United States and Canada. However, most of the talk has been, of course, on the subject of President Kiriyenko’s speech. In which he clearly identified Russia as a nation under threat from western powers and identified Ukraine as being a key part of that. He also, and very interestingly, called the state of Novorossiya an independent state and a successor state to the regime of Kiev. Now, we can break that down from the experts.

“However, it seems as though President Kiriyenko has unofficially, perhaps, recognized Novorossiya as an independent state while also condemning the Kiev regime, the one that has been in power since the Euromaidan coup, as illegitimate. Now, we are getting word that President Kiriyenko will be making a speech tonight. Or should I say morning. We are just getting word that the President will be making a public address to the people of Russia and to the world, so we will take you to that as soon as he begins.

“Of course, there was much to unpack from his speech today at the Victory Day celebrations and we will have continuing coverage of his speech, including a panel of experts to discuss the implications of his speech and we will continue to cover the Victory Day celebrations as they happen around the world. It is now just past the hour, 7 o’clock Eastern Time and 2 o’clock Moscow time and… oh, wait a moment. I am just getting word that the President is beginning his address so we’ll take you to that right away.”

The coverage ends and President Kiriyenko fills the screen.

“Good morning.” Kiriyenko began. He was sitting at his desk, staring at the camera with a serious look on his face. “Yesterday,, we marked the anniversary of the Great Patriotic War. We celebrated 80 years of victory over nazism. Today, however, we will also mark a new date in our struggle against facism and nazi nationalism. For it is a sad and tragic fact that after 80 years, the ugly head of nationalist forces and nazism is rearing itself against the people of Russia. But first, I will begin by giving my respect and the due honour they deserve to the citizens of the Donbas in both occupied and free territories and to all the people of Novorossiya. For 10 years you have suffered indignity and shame at the hands of the Azovites, the Kiev Regime, and the Ukrainian Nationalist orders who adhere openly to Bandera. These Banderites have seized the throne of Ukraine and continue to lay siege against the Russian-speaking peoples of Ukraine. They have corrupted a nation and destroyed it from within and have spread their black wings over the Donbas. They threaten, murder, and destroy the innocent in the name of Ukrainian Nationalism.

“However, that is not all of it. They continue to refuse to recognize the independence and free will of the people of Crimea. Who, under international and Crimean law, as ratified by the government of Kiev in 1991, have the right to self determination. Their right to be Russian citizens shall not be denied. Nor shall the rights to the people of Novorossiya be denied any longer either. Today, we recognize the Federal State of Novorossiya and its rightful territory as according to the right under international law. No longer will the citizens of Donbas be tormented by artillery strikes from Ukrainian nationalists. No longer will Russian speaking people be denied their dignity and freedom to use their language freely and openly. No longer will we allow a terrorist state to develop on our own border. A proxy state to be used as a pawn in the great game played by the West.

“Ukraine is becoming a serious threat to the security and position of Russia and her existence. A threat that we cannot ignore. Not as Europe continues to grow its military forces in preparation of war against us. Not as the United States continues to make threats and move against us. Not as NATO, a force designed to defeat Russia, continues to expand against us. We are facing threats along all borders all the time. We cannot sit idly by while these forces make their moves against us and use Ukraine as a shield and launching pad from which they can launch attacks against us from. There is no choice. The people of Donbas and the people of Crimea have suffered too long for us to do nothing.

“The independent Federal State of Novorossiya stands at the mercy of Kiev. All negotiations have failed. Every attempt to mediate with Europe has broken down due to Kiev’s desire for war and bloodlust for the Donbas. The Kiev administration has left us with no choice. Today, despite all of our best efforts, the 10 year freeze to the conflict is coming to an end. Under the Constitution, under God, we are sworn to protect the Russian people of the world. Today, they are under threat of assault from Banderite nationalist battalions of Ukraine. In response, the Russian Armed Forces is launching a military operation to secure the position of the Donbas, to demilitarise and denazify the territory of Kiev and liberate Novorossiya and Crimea, once and for all, from the illegal and illegitimate government of Kiev.


“God Bless the Russian Federation. God Bless Novorossiya. God Bless the Union State. Glory to God. Glory to Russia. Happy Victory Day.”


[0210]
First Wave

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Operational Headquarters - Z O V
Army General Aleksandr Dvorniko




Dvorniko watched the time tick down slowly. He had watched the President give the address. What had followed was a momentary and eerie silence. Then the staff officers had returned to duty. The time had come. He turned to his staff.

“Gentlemen, last orders. Prepare the units to fire. Happy Victory Day.”

“Yes, sir!”

The men around him nodded and moved into action, sending the orders to begin the operation and to open fire. Dvorniko looked at his watch. Everyone was moving on time. He had checked in with his field officers every hour for the past 6 hours. Minus a few stupid delays here and there, mostly for frustratingly minute reasons, the vast majority of the Russian Operational Group of Forces in the Ukraine had moved into position right were they were supposed to be. Most importantly, those that were leading the fray into Ukraine were already well established and completely prepared for the advance into Ukraine and the Donbas.

After weeks and months of endless meetings, long sleepless nights, for once there was nothing for Dvorniko to do. Nothing except wait for the first reports to come in. He sighed and checked his watch again.

Volnovakha Sector, Donetsk’s People’s Republic
Somalia Battalion, Armed Forces of Novorossiya


Captain Vasyl Vdovychenko glanced slowly and cautiously over the edge of the trench wall towards what was the general direction of the Ukrainian positions some distance away. Definitely way too far away to see it at almost any point, but especially not in the middle of the night.

It was a very still and quiet night. Nothing that would indicate the hellfire that would soon happen in just a few moments. Vdovychenko heard rustling just to his left. He turned and saw his Lieutenant Vadim Kuzim groping his way forward towards him in the darkness. He smiled at the man as he came up next to him. He saw that Kuzim’s face was tight and white.

“Lieutenant. You look like shit.”

“Have you looked at yourself yet?” Kuzim shot back with a half smile. Both men chuckled softly. But it was an almost fake laugh. Both men were tense. Both were excited. And both were prepared. They both looked at each other again before they both stared back out over the blackness towards the enemy lines.

“Well, what do you think?” Kuzim asked.

“What is there to think? I just want this thing to go.” Vdovychenko replied. Kuzim nodded. He looked around at the men all around him. All looking both as scared and eager as he was. Kuzim looked back at his Captain with a determined look.

“The men are ready, Vasyl.” He said, patting Vdovychenko on his shoulder. “We’ve been ready for 10 years.”

“I know. We got the best men in the entire Allied Army.”

“Yes, sir.”

Vdovychenko checked his watch and sighed. The wait was killing him. But then again, in a few minutes that wouldn’t be the only thing that would be killing him, or well, at least trying to kill him.

Sevastopol, Crimea
22nd Army Headquarters


General Denis Lyamin paced back in forth in the command centre of the 22nd Army Headquarters as he waited. Around him, his staff watched him as they went about their duties. At this point, there wasn’t much for any of them to be doing. But doing something was better than doing nothing.

“The ships are in position?” Lyamin asked suddenly.

“Yes, sir. They are in position and preparing to fire.” The answer came from a Colonel standing at the opposite end of the room.

“Good. And the assault groups?”

“Yes, sir. All orders dispatched and all units have confirmed their position and readiness, General.”

Thank you, Colonel. You all have done a wonderful job this evening. Let us make sure that we continue. These next few hours will test us all. Be prepared.”

“Yes, sir.” Came back a rather muted chorus of replies. Lyamin smiled. He looked at his watch and his smile grew wider. The wait was almost over. Just a few more moments and then the waiting would be over. The planning was over. There was nothing left to do but to do or to die. That thought caused the smile to disappear as quickly as it came. There would be dead. There was no question. Not just Ukrainian soldiers, but Russians. Civilians could easily fall into the crossfire. It was inevitable in war, no matter how terrible it was to think of. No matter how hard or how little you tried to prevent it. It was an inevitability.

Lyamin sighed and turned towards the window. Staring out across the town out towards the sea where the Russian Navy was about to do its thing and start the show. Soon the skies would be alight and the Ground Forces would start their engines and get set on the mark. Then there would be no turning back. No last outs. No last changes to the plan. No one, except maybe God himself, could stop what was about to happen. Lyamin continued to look out the window and checked his watch one last time.

Black Sea

The ships out at sea were a dark blob against a grey background. Bobbing so softly in the ocean that they appeared almost to be asleep. Then, there was a sudden burst of activity followed by a sudden blinding light and massive burst of flame and sound. From across the Black Sea fleet, this trend followed with several of the ships. Within minutes, 23 Kalibr cruise missiles were fired into the air. Their target: Ukrainian air defence stations, and the air bases along the southern Ukrainian coast. Primarily, Melitopol Air Base, Kulbakino Air Base, and Mykolaiv.

The assault had begun.

Nearly simultaneously, land-based missiles from Belarus as well as Belogord, Crimea, Bryansk,
Kursk, Voronezh, and Rostov Oblasts joined the barrage from the sea. The Iskander missiles, 24 launchers in all, targeting across Eastern and Central Ukraine, found their way towards their targets. Primarily for these were air defence systems, radar emplacements, command and control centres, and fuel depots. These were primarily in the Kiev Region, the Dnipro region, the Chernihiv region, the Kharkiv region, and the Mariupol region. Joining this barrage were the re-mobilized Tochka missile launchers. 14 of the OTR-21s had been moved up to the front to partake in the initial strike. These mostly focused on similar targets, air defence batteries, airfields, radar sites, and command and control nodes. Another 10 OTR-21s were being moved into Novorossiyan territory to be delivered over to them for their own use.

Overhead, the 12 Tu-22M3Ms from the Russian Aerospace Forces rumbled from hundreds of kilometres away from the border, getting closer and closer into range. Each was equipped with 4 Kh-47 Kinzhal missiles each. These were to target heavily fortified ammunition depots and fuel depots, as well as destruction of air defence systems and radar emplacements. In all 109 cruise missiles began the assault on Ukraine. Across Ukraine, in response, air raid sirens began to wail as explosions began to rock the cities and territory of Ukraine.

Meanwhile, on the ground, the advance forces of the Russian Army ‘O’ Group, as marked on their vehicles, began their move into the Donbas through Novorossiyan territory. Moving as quickly as possible to the front line positions. Leading the way was the T-90 tanks of the 19th Motor Rifle Division. Along with these Russian tanks, they also included dozens of T-72B3s, T-80Us and T-90As that were being hand delivered by the Russian military across the border to waiting units of Novorossiyan soldiers who had been trained and readied to take command of these tanks that had been waiting across the border for weeks now. These would support the already existing complement of AFN tanks, most of which were T-64 and T-62 model tanks that were either captured from Ukraine or sent to them from Russia during the opening phases of the Donas War.

Combined, these allied forces moved quickly through the Donbass towards the front,which, for now, remained largely still and quiet. The rest of the front remained quiet as well. No movement was yet ordered from any front as the missile attack began.

[0235hrs]

Ukrainian Airspace


As long range missiles rained down all across Ukraine, in the skies above, the first real ground attack aircraft entered into Ukrainian air space. Leading the charge, flying close to the ground, were the Su-24s, Su-25s, and Su-27s. These squadrons, supported under a blanket of UAVs, flew quickly towards their targets. Primarily concentrations of Ukrainian manpower, supplies, and equipment along the entirety of the front. They also targeted known positions of air defence batteries from the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). This wave was followed by squadrons of MiG-35s, Su-30s, Su-34s, and Su-35s. Multirole fighters. Designed to engage in enemy combat air to air and also to support ground operations. These fighters targeted air bases and air defences. They also targeted and protected against any Ukrainian fighters that may have scrambled in the initial assault. Behind them, still from a distance, the long range heavy Tu-22s and Tu-160s rumbled along, firing their long range missiles at targets of strategic military importance. The first 12 Kh-47 carrying Tu-22M3Ms had turned back to base to allow for a second squadron of Tu-22Ms and Tu-160s to carry on the load, each of the Tu-22Ms with around 10 Kh-15 missiles, while the Tu-160Ms were equipped with 12 Kh-101 missiles each.

Far above were the first three squadrons, 18 fighters each, of the Su-57s of the Russian Air Force. The most advanced fighter on the battlefield and the most advanced in the Russian arsenal. Each flying high and over the CAS and multirole fighters and UAVs. Targeting radar emplacements and other identified anti air targets. With their stealth and superior mobility in the air, their primary role was to eliminate the targets deemed too dangerous for non-stealth targets. Radar, anti-air batteries, and deep targets well within fire control range of the Ukrainian Air Defence system. Each of these aircraft, operating in close cooperation with UAVs that flew along with them, flew high above the main action, firing from above the main action happening below.

[0259 hrs]

“Триста (300)
Тридцать (30)
Три (3)!”
One minute before 3 AM, the border areas around Ukraine erupted into heavy fire as the artillery barrage began. Along the major roads, Recon teams and advanced units crossed the border. Their vehicles were marked with letters, ‘O’, ‘Z’, ‘V’, both to prevent friendly fire instances and to identify each attack column from each other. These units moved quickly across the border from Belarus and from Russia. They seized the initial border crossing areas before moving further into the interior, allowing for the follow-on infantry and tank BTGs and assault teams to seize the positions and expand upon the bridgehead. The advance was led by 6 BTGs equipped with the Armata platform vehicles, the T-14, the T-15 and the T-16. The most advanced tanks and armoured vehicles in the Russian arsenal and anywhere in Eastern and Central Europe. The rest were largely equipped with T-90Ms and T-72B3Ms, along with a few T-80BVM BTGs.

The advance recon BTGs moved along the major roads and began to open the way for the following BTGs to begin to take the territory and secure the villages and Ukrainian positions. From the East through the Donbas, the advance began at three points; Milove, Zorynivka, and Tanyuskivka. The southern advance from Crimea saw 2 BTGs moving across the E105 north through Chonhar to capture Novooleksiivka and to secure the E105 highway all the way to Melitopol 3 more advanced from Armyansk towards Kalanchak and Chaplynka on the Kherson axis. On the Kiev axis, Russian recon units took the first advance on three lines. The first towards Cherobyl, the second down the T1035 to seize the intersection of the two major roads near Davydky. The third advance began down towards Vystupovychi securing the right flank of the assault.

The Northeastern sector saw a widespread range of assault. Advances came down towards Ripky, Sen’kivka, Slavutych, Semenivka, Hremyach, and Bachivsk. The Kharkiv sector also saw significant pushes from Russian forces down several key lines, creating a long line of assaults along the entirety of the front with Ukraine. From Sumy down to Kozacha, 4 separate BTGs advanced down three major roads. Securing the major highway access as much as possible before running into Ukrainian army positions. Once encountered they would usually withdraw, unless they saw the opportunity to launch an attack, and secure the position around the Ukrainian defences and left it for the assault battalions that were following behind them.

These troops moved underneath a heavy barrage of artillery and MLRS fire. Across virtually the entirety of the front, the artillery of the Russian Armed Forces (RAF) and Armed Forces of Novorossiya (AFN) launched a heavy and relentless barrage of fire at the frontline positions, rear assembly points of the Ukrainian army, and all concentrations of equipment and manpower.

The artillery used was wide ranging. 152mm howitzers, 122mm howitzers, 120mm howitzers alongside 120mm mortars led the way in creating a barrage in depth. Targeting the front line positions before adjusting fire to further the depth of the assault. These were joined by hundreds of 2S7M SPGs and a variety of other SPGs, such as the 155mm 2S35, the 152mm 2S19, and many others numbering in the hundreds, which provided close fire support to the now advancing infantry and armour of the RAF and AFN. Even the massive 203MM 2S7 Pion laid heavy fire on heavily fortified Ukrainian positions, primarily in the Donbas sector.

In support of this, dozens of MLRS systems launched heavy barrages of standard fragmentation shells, Thermobaric shells, and cluster munition shells against concentrations of Ukrainian forces, known frontline positions and trenches across the entirety of the front, in some places up to 100kms deep into Ukrainian territory. The number of rocket artillery used in the initial barrage numbered over 500 MLRS, primarily Smerch and Tornados, the TOS-1 and TOS-2 Thermobaric launchers, BM-27s, Uragan-1Ms, Tornado-Gs, and of course, hundreds of BM-21 Grad rocket launchers. Added to the total number of SPGs and towed artillery, many of which had been moved into active service for this mission, the total number of artillery pieces numbered around 4,000 including from allied forces.

Meanwhile, supported on the ground by a variety of artillery barrages and in the air from a consistent barrage of airstrikes and cruise missiles, the rotary wing of the Russian Air Force also came into action. Flying support missions above the advancing recon units of the Russian Ground Force was several squadrons of attack helicopters, one to two squadrons per advance equalling dozens of Ka-52s and Mi-24/35s. Mixing rockets, missiles, and cannon fire, these units targeted the advance positions of the Ukrainian military and attacked in depth as much as they could.

[0310hrs]

The final preparations were now complete. The main assault of the Ground Forces was set to begin in full. As the main force of infantry and tanks 8th Guards Combined Arms advanced through the DPR and into the Donbas, the 22nd Army Corps crossed from Crimea into the Kherson region supported by the 58th Combined Arms Army.

To the north and east, the forces of the Donetsk militia, led by the Sparta Battalion of the AFN, began its advance towards Mariupol from the east. Advancing under a heavy barrage of artillery and rocket fire and supported by the air strikes from the Su-24s. To the north II Corps of the AFN was beginning its push north to meet with the incoming 49th Combined Arms Army from the Milove direction in a hope to pinch the line east of Severodonetsk and encircle the Ukrainian border guards and advanced units of the AFU.

Meanwhile, from the Belgorod region, the first recon teams and shock troops of the Russian 1st Guards Tank Army were crossing the border in the Kharkiv direction. Spreading out along the border area, securing as much territory as possible as they advanced towards the city. North of them, the Chernihiv region was also seeing the advanced units of the 1st Guards and 6th Combined Arms Army,

Further along the encirclement saw the southward drive of the advanced units of the Belarussian and Russian joint attack. Moving into the Chernobyl region was the first objective, then to secure the highway that was leading south towards Kiev. These units, under the 20th Guards Combined Arms Army and the Belarussian forces were leading the assault. The advancing units comprised only a small portion of the overall force of the Allied forces. However, the assault was now beginning. The invasion of Ukraine was now just getting under way.


[0355hrs]

Second Wave




RT English News Report

Across the world, news broadcasters, still somewhat in shock, began reporting on the massive barrage of artillery and airstrikes and reports of Russian and allied forces crossing the border at several points, mainly heading for several major targets: Kherson, Melitopol, Mariupol, Kharkiv, Sumy, Chernobyl, and Kiev. Video footage of explosions, intense rocket barrages, and footage of Russian forces moving across the border spread across the world leaving most of them in shock. Yes, they had seen the reports of Russian troop movements and the rhetoric, but the images were still shocking.

Alexandra Kravitz of RT English was still on the air, covering the developing news of War in Ukraine following Victory Day.

“Russian troops have advanced into Ukrainian held territory at several points. The artillery barrage has thus far lasted over 4 hours of strikes hitting across Ukraine. Air raid sirens are reported in almost every major city in Ukraine, including Lviv which is in the far western region, far from the main centers of conflict in the Donbas, where the conflict has been ongoing since 2014. We are expecting word from the President in the morning, he is scheduled to make a public address at 9:00.

We are still unsure of the total scale of the offensive at this moment, but we are getting word of Russian soldiers being spotted crossing from Crimea into the Kherson Oblast and Russian troops near Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Chernobyl, and Millnove. The Russian advance into Ukraine appears to be along the entire axis of Ukraine, from Kiev all the way around to Crimea. There are unconfirmed reports of missile strikes hitting command and control centers in Kiev, Kharkiv, Severodonetsk, Kherson, and Dnipro. In all, it appears that the Russian military operation within Ukraine is now in full swing. A very sudden move by President Kiriyenko, launching the offensive on the morning of May 10.

“Be sure to stay with us as we provide uninterrupted coverage of the military operation that is now ongoing in Ukraine. Again, from the words of the President, the goals of this operation are to demilitarise and denazify the territory of Ukraine as well as secure the territory of Novorossiya, the independent state that succeeded from Ukraine in 2014 in response to the illegitimate coup against the government following the Euromaidan protests.”

Around the world people watched in shock as the Russian Armed Forces continued to lay a heavy barrage of fire across the entirety of Ukraine. As the Russians advanced, the second part of the initial invasion was put into place. As the Ukrainian military began to prepare its defence and mobilise its forces, UAVs and other aircraft, as well as from satellite imagery, had located the key areas of concentration and other major military bases across Ukraine. It was now time for the second wave of missile strikes.

The missiles from the Black Sea fleet, primarily Kalibr missiles, launched their second wave of strikes. This time not focusing on the air defences, but on areas of military concentration, fuel depots, and major supply lines across southern Ukraine, including railway lines linking the Donbas and Kherson regions to the rest of Ukraine. The land based Iskanders and OTR-21s targeted a variety of areas of mobilisation, command and control nodes, and other concentrations of military transport and supplies around the border area of Ukraine and Belarus. The second strike from the Kh32s from the heavy bombers of the RAF launched at their own targets across central and eastern Ukraine, primarily at key transit nodes for supply and a second wave at key air defence systems across eastern Ukraine. In all, the first day of assault saw over 181 missiles fly at targets across Ukraine. With the assault just beginning, more strikes were planned and new targets were being identified for the destruction of the AFU and the ability to resupply their combat forces in the East. Each strike focused on destroying and degrading the combat capabilities of the AFU.

However, that wasn’t all. Just like before, the barrage of missile fire was followed by a second wave of air strikes, primarily focused at the developing mobilisation across central and eastern Ukraine. Two Su-57 squadrons, flying higher and safer, made the most of their free time, targeting deploying air defence batteries and air bases, while the other aircraft flew low over the ground, finding targets across the border areas. The Su-57s, operating in groups of 4 each, flew enhanced targeting missions, interlinked with each other and the UAVs overhead to identify and destroy Ukrainian radar and air defence systems across the territory. Along with several of these groups were 8 stealth Sukhoi S-70s, the newest inventory of heavy UAVs, designed to support combat operations of the Su-57 and eliminate enemy air defence stations.

Other UAVs include UCAVs such as the Orion, Kosar, Sirius, and Orion-2 attack UAVs, along with hundreds of other Recon UAVs streamed across the territory. The Altius, also flying missions, were to conduct EW missions against enemy targets. All together, these UAVs both targeted enemy positions, air defences, and radar stations as well as cluttered the air with targets, causing an overload to the air defences to help minimise targeting of the manned attack and multirole fighters that were flying their own missions. By targeted a multitude of positions, including command posts, air defences, ammunition depots, training centres, Ukrainian Army and Air Force installations, military infrastructure, and concentrations of Ukrainian manpower and equipment, the goal was to not only destroy and damage as much as possible, but to sow chaos and confusion within the Ukrainian formations. Losses, particularly amongst the UAVs, were expected and calculated. Losses amongst the attack aircraft, particularly SU-24s and 25s was also projected, though the hope from the Russian military planners was that it would be mitigated by the shock and surprise, as well as the initial strikes from the cruise missiles as well as the MLRS and field artillery.

With the continued assault coming from air, land, and sea, the full weight of the attack was beginning to show. The air and missile strikes targeted a wide range of targets from around Kiev, to the Northeastern regions of Sumy and Chernihiv, south towards Poltava and Dnipro, as well as the Nikolaev and Kherson regions and east into the Donbas and Kharkov oblasts. The attacks and strikes created a field of fire in depth, from the 50-100km range of the artillery and MLRS and attack helicopters, to the 50-200km range of the CAS attack aircraft to the 200-1,000km range of attack aircarft, multirole fighters, UAVs and heavy bombers, and finally the completion of the rounds with the cruise missiles, striking targets as far into the territory as far needed or as close. Meanwhile, on the ground, the advancing CAGs were forming and organising now on Ukrainian territory, objectives and waypoints were taken and assembly and supply points formed. Checkpoints and defensive positions were formed by the advancing recon teams as they waited for the full advance of the allied armies.



[0430hrs]

The advance into Ukraine was now under full way. The first footholds of Ukrainian territory were now in allied hands. The key bridgeheads into Ukrainian territory had been taken. On the Southern Front, the advance units were making their way in two columns in opposite directions. The 22nd Army Corps was advancing northwest towards Kherson and Nova Kakhovka while the 58th Army units moved northeast towards Melitopol. In support of this advance, units of the Russian National Guard began to expand the territorial gains, moving into the small villages to begin clearing out any Ukrainian troops or nationalists.

Meanwhile, the second wave of the artillery and rocket barrage began in full, targeting positions and concentrations of AFU equipment and manpower up to 100kms deep in some areas. In the south, these were primarily focused on the defensive positions in land from Crimea. Working their way in a leapfrog method further behind enemy lines, jumping from one target to another, the artillery and MLRS launched their strikes with as much effectiveness as they could muster in a single blow.

Behind them came the rolling tanks and armoured vehicles of the advancing BTGs. On the left flank, the attack quickly broke up into two major lines, one heading almost straight north towards Chaplynka, the other moving down the E97, towards Kalanchak. One brigade on each line was spearheading the advance, both respectively led by their advance BTGs. Behind these brigades were the rest of the assault group, now splitting up, 3 heading straight north and 2 heading towards Kalanchak. These brigades would fan out, supporting the flanks of the main attacking assault brigade as well as forming up the rear guard that would switch places with the attacking brigade if needed.

This attack in depth was duplicated on the other flank, facing towards Melitopol and Mariupol. These were the two primary objectives of the Eastern Flank of the Southern Sector. The attacking groups spread out in a similar manner as they did on the other flank. Moving through the border areas of the Crimean territory quickly.


[0600hrs]

As the main Russian units advanced through the Donbas region and linked up with the AFN, Stage Zero was now complete. The first real offensive of the war could begin by the next morning. The AFN had reached its full mobilisation and had already begun advancing into two directions. Now, they had the fire support to make it a more realised advance and open up a third line of advance out of the Donetsk area towards the Marinka and Avdiivka line, as well as up along the Horlivka line.

Meanwhile, as the frontlines were secured by Russian Ground Forces, the Naval force was completing its sweep around the Black Sea and ordering for the surrender of Snake Island. From Kiev, the combined forces of Russia and Belarus moved slowly and carefully, snaking in a line southwards towards Kiev, while to the east, they advanced even more slowly on the Cherniv front with most of their focus remaining on securing the border region and on Sumy and Kharkov themselves.



Within hours, as Victory Day fell away into the night, the territory of Ukraine and the Donbas had transformed into a total war. The Minsk Protocols had failed and as they expired, the Russian military had advanced rapidly to fill the gap. With Stage Zero of the first phase of the military operation in Ukraine complete, Phase One of the invasion of Ukraine could begin in earnest.

With the initial Phase Zero out of the way, the tactics and formations of the RAF and AFN transformed quickly. Moving from the massed artillery and armoured movements into their combat groupings, consisting of combined arms formations, light and heavy infantry formations, Battalion Tactical Groups, heavy assault groups, and support artillery battalions and regiments. These fighting forces were self sufficient forces each with tactical and assault brigades formed together to be able to tackle their individual objectives without requiring outside support. However, they still did have outside support. Each of these CAGs were assembled into larger Operational Groupings of around a division+ or so each. These were formed to streamline supplies, communication between attacking forces and to ensure a strong support system for the developing offensive.

In the following days, the tasks and targets of these advancing units would move forward consistently, while the task of the Russian Aerospace Forces and rocket and artillery troops would work down the list of primary targets. Eliminating the air defence systems, destroying the military infrastructure, and destroying the command and control centres of the Ukrainian Army. Slowly, the noose around Ukraine would tighten.



[0600hrs]
May 10, 2025
Kremlin, Moscow


President Kiriyenko and the Security Council had formed early in the morning. Kiriyenko was now running on only a few hours of sleep. After making the public address at around 2:00 AM he had tried to get a few hours of sleep knowing he would definitely be needing it in the coming 48 hours as the onslaught from the West would surely come.

The night had been stressful and sleep had barely come to him when it was already time to get up and be ready in time for the Security Council meeting. Today was much more muted and Kiriyenko, hearing the reports flowing in from the front lines felt much more secure than he had just a few hours ago. There was no backing down now and for some reason he found that more comforting. There were no more questions, the War in Ukraine had turned hot again and now the full plan and objective of the operation could be achieved. All he had to do was be patient.


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Postby New Provenance » Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:22 am

Address by President Sherrod Brown of the United States of America
Live, from Air Force One — Berlin, Germany
President's Private Suite


"My fellow Americans, and people of the world. I wish to have been able to address you on this situation from a better place. In truth, I wish to have never needed to address this situation at all. But here we are, and it is our duty as global citizens to face this crisis with strength, solidarity and confidence against all threats. Hours ago, the Russian Federation announced its intention to recognize the independence of Novorossiya, a breakaway Ukrainian territory, and issued mobilization orders and dispatched fighters to attack Ukrainian territory. The Russian Federation has invaded the Republic of Ukraine."

"Over three decades ago, in 1991, this young Republic was born in the wake of the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The USSR was, quite frankly, collapsing, economically, socially and politically. Ukraine's independence and declaration of its self-determination as its own people was only a step forward for liberty and democracy around the world."

"Now, refusing to move on from the past, President Kiriyenko seeks to restore a world that no longer exists. He seeks to crush the self-determination of the Ukrainian people, and he seeks to obliterate the enemies of Russia's oligarchs and authoritarian rulers. Ukraine's freedom and democracy is under threat, and it is time for us to stand our ground."

"Granted, mistakes have been made with regards to Ukraine in the past. This conflict could have been avoided if we had acted sooner. It could've been avoided with a conditional peace agreement. But, here we are nonetheless."

"I say to the people of Ukraine now. We stand with you. America stands with you. There is no doubt about that. It is our duty to unite against a common threat, and that threat is the Russian Federation. On that, there is not a single doubt."

"Ukraine is a nation that has always been under siege. Always been afraid of its big neighbor to the east. Now, that neighbor strikes. It is our duty to stand with them as global citizens, lest we allow the Russian Federation to gain a foothold in Europe and threaten the lives of tens of millions of people. We must stand our ground here, and we must stand our ground now. It is not only my call to the rest of the world, it should be our responsibility."

"This is not a joke, President Kiriyenko. The United States of America will defend every inch of NATO soil. Attempt to strike us, and we will strike back with force."

"Good evening to you all, and Slava Ukraini."

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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:19 am

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President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu placed a lot of importance in his visit to DC. It would showcase that Turkiye remained a vital part of the Western security architecture and would calm investors and the markets as well. "I am pleased to be meeting you," Kılıçdaroğlu said to the American President. "America and Turkiye have long been strategic allies, sharing a special partnership and friendship. We both value liberty, democracy and human rights. Turkiye has stood with America in both the Cold War and the War on Terror. Now, at a time of multiple crises, this visit reaffirms our close ties and our commitment to preserving the international order."

President Sherrod Brown, alongside Secretary of State Susan Rice, happily escorted Kılıçdaroğlu and the Turkish delegation to the Oval Office. After a quick photo op for the cameras and a handshake, with the Turkish and American flags in the background, both leaders sat down directly opposite one another, in front of the historic White House fireplace, before which so many other meetings had been held. "It's great to have you here, President Kılıçdaroğlu," Brown said, doing his best to maintain an authentic accent. "Where would you like to start?"

"I believe a good place to start would be the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline. It is a project that will bring the considerable gas reserves of Turkmenistan to Europe through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkiye. This pipeline will allow Europe to bypass Russia and import cheap gas directly through Turkmenistan, thus lowering European reliance on Russia. With American investors and American expertise joining in on the project, we could speed up the construction."

After several moments of back and forth whispering with an advisor, Brown replied. "That sounds like a project American corporations would be interested in investing in. However, there are concerns in regards to Turkmenistan's political climate and the general stability of the region. Considering its proximity to Russia, the pipeline could potentially be cut off by a swift strike. Indeed, it will take years to complete, but it is a valid concern nonetheless, no?"

"It is indeed a valid concern, but I have reasons to believe that Russia will not attempt such a move. Turkmenistan is able to maintain a delicate balance and its President is a reliable partner. American investment in the project will also allow America to gain influence in a region currently dominated by China and Russia. I believe thus that the benefits of the project outweigh the risks."

"You make great points, but there are risks nonetheless. The pipeline could be compromised, for example, by a change in regional political climates or by a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine. You must understand, Mr. President, this is a multi-billion dollar project we're talking about here."

"Of course, I understand your concerns. I am certain that delegations of your government can meet up with the Turkmenistani government to get more details on the facts on the ground." The President paused for a moment. "My administration is also interested in enhancing defensive cooperation with the United States. We would like to discuss the purchase of F-35 next year, as well as deepening military and intelligence cooperation - especially in the face of Russian revisionism."

"We are certainly opening to discussing the sale of the F-35 to Turkey, but what do you mean exactly by deepening military and intelligence cooperation? The US and Turkey are already fairly close through NATO, is there anything else we could really expand on?"

"Our cooperation is indeed close but I believe we can further enhance our defensive cooperation. Turkiye would be willing to host a greater number of American armed forces on its soil considering the danger Russian revisionism is posing to the region. We can also expand cooperation on the field of countering terrorism." The Turkish President sipped his glass of water. "I would also like to invite you to a state visit to Turkiye. It would further showcase the close ties between our two countries."

"I'm sure we could organize that." Brown replied cordially. "Further details can be discussed between our defense and intelligence officials, of course."

The President nodded. "That would certainly be a welcome invitation. It would be a great pleasure to visit Ankara and meet with you again to further discuss matters between both our nations."

The Turkish President nodded. "I thank you for accepting my invitation."

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President visits DC, meets with President Brown

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President Kılıçdaroğlu visited Washington DC in a formal state visit and discussed current affairs with American President Brown. The meeting was cordial and showcases the strong ties between Türkiye and America. Reportedly, the two leaders discussed the possibility of an F-35 purchase by Türkiye and the possible stationing of additional American forces on Turkish soil as a response to increasing Russian revisionism and aggression in the region. The Turkish President also extended an invitation to the American President to visit Ankara to further discuss those issues.

President Kılıçdaroğlu had placed a lot of importance on this state visit, which came after the unification of North Cyprus with Türkiye and the announcement of sanctions by the European Union against Türkiye. The President hopes to counter those actions against Türkiye by elevating the country's geopolitical role within the Western security architecture and strengthening ties with the United States. Indeed, analysts predict that Türkiye will become an even more staunch American ally as a result of this confrontation with the EU.

With the looming crisis in Ukraine, Türkiye may be able to leverage its geographic and military advantages to further strengthen its position on the Cyprus dispute.
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April 1st, 2025




After an agreement with China for a yearly allotment in 1 billion USD, provided said money was spent according to Chinese rules. With this in mind, the Zambian government initiated a 5 year plan. The end desired result was the consolidation of Zambian arms manufacturing for the purpose of creating a domestic arms complex. However, prior to that, the Zambian state intended to craft for itself a modern force. The first step in this process was the creation of an independent body, staffed by trustworthy foreigners and Zambians, to manage the money. It was important to the government the nation saw this money used well for procurments.

After that, the first two years was to focus on the average infantryman and logistics. Averaging $17,000 per soldier, over half of the first years allotment was to go into improving the infantry In other words, around $540,000,000. Seeing as in truth, not every soldier in the ZDF was an infantrymen, this in practice meant a higher percentage of money spent on those who were. Body armor, new camouflage, radios, night goggles, ear plugs, and every other thing a soldier might need was procured. The hope being, this would turn Zambian soldiers into some of the most well protected soldiers on the continent.

In other developments, logistics was the aim. Trucks for troop transport, and supplies were also procured. Money was also put into local ammunition manufacturing, focusing on light arms and artillery ammunition. For the next year, artillery, MLRS, Ballistic Missiles, IFVs, and AFVs were to be acquired. For years two and three, this would be the main use of the money, along side further ramping up of arms manufacturing. In year four, transport planes, helicopters, and drones would be the main procured items. In year 5, Jet Fighters, drones, and anti air systems would be procured.

In the midst of all this, Zambian engineers would be assembled for R&D purposes. The goals being the development of native born light arms, drones, ground vehicles, communications systems, and body armor. The money would be shifted more and more into R&D when its suspected the ZDF had been modernized, and it was time for domestic arms production and R&D to take precedent. It is assumed Chinese would be involved in the R&D process, and get to claim use of anything they took particular note of.




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May 10th, 2025




Jason Daka, of the ZNBC, had quite the morning show ahead of him. Now, he had the morning slot at 7, so he typically already woke up early. For some reason, today, it felt like he had woken up at 2, not 4. Though, he knew exactly why he felt as he did. When he had awoken in his Lusuka family him, his work mates had been blowing up his phone. What had been so feared, came to pass. As he sat on his bead, hunched over his cellular device, videos of Russian MLRS roaring to life could be seen. These were no training videos, the men using them were out for blood.

The situation was chaotic, and confusing in the early morning. Some reports from abroad, and two cups of coffee later, the situation had cleared somewhat. The Russian military had made good on its threats, and crossed the border into Ukraine. Now, Zambia had no dog in this fight, but it was shocking all the same. Looking at the footage, it was like seeing Iraq unfold all over again. Jason, who admittedly didn't know much about either military, suspected Ukraine would kneel over before long. He didn't know much, but he did know Russia was supposed to be the world's second most powerful military.

As the airing of his showed neared, calls between the station and the government seemed to be on the upswing. Gathering the opinions of the nation's leaders, he suspected. This was a correct assumption. It was also very different in kind to the hyperventilating and moralizing going on American media stations, such as CNN. His report was to be more matter of fact, than anything else. A tad weak in his opinion, but what could one do? The Zambian public was hardly anti Russian like western audiences, though he did notice on Twitter there was lively disagreement on the matter. Furthermore, most party heads seemed silent on the matter. To be fair though, this was all so very new.

It didn't matter, as he looked at the screen caster, he knew it was show time. Smile on, Jason began:

"Good morning Zambia! I wish I could say today was a normal day, but there is trouble abroad. After failed negotiations between the Ukraine, and the Russian Federation, the Russian Armed Forces have crossed into Ukraine today. Starting at 2 Am this morning, the Russian Federation began an artillery and aerial campaign against Ukraine. One hour ago, we began receiving reports soldiers of the Russian Federation have entered through the south, east, and north of the country. My friends, it is hard to understate how big of an occasion this is. In fact, we already have a statement from the President."

Shifting to a differnt camera, the Zambian leaders is seen. John Mazoka, before a legion of Zambian reporters, is seen saying "It is a tragedy, what is happening today. It is a tragedy whenever we see war, but I am afraid we are seeing the largest tragedy in decades unfold before our eyes. The Republic of Zambia calls on both parties to cease hostilities. We also call on the parties to reconsider the peace deal that had been arranged prior, through diplomats from the EU, and Russia. We beg Ukrainian officials in particular to come back to the table. I imagine there will be a congregating at the UN not long after, so we should strive to get dialogue back on track as quickly as possible. This war, we believe it to not be inevitable. Some parties must just see reason. That all said, Zambia, please, pray for peace. Pray for peace in our continent, and pray for peace in Europe. We are staying diligent on these matters."

The clip ended, and went back to Jason. "We here at ZNBC obviously pray for peace, but it is our duty to keep you informed. We're gonna go over what we know so far, and rest assured, the best coverage of this unfolding crisis is here."
"Yeah, you're right. You got lucky this time. If there were Dutch people there, you would be facing so many rebels!"
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Postby New Provenance » Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:27 pm

Opinion: Can the Brown Administration rebound from its recent gaffs?
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It cannot be argued that President Sherrod Brown’s administration has overseen the most total failure of American foreign policy since Woodrow Wilson failed to convince Europe and the US Congress of his 14 Points in 1919. In a series of decisions from the beginning of his presidency, President Brown has done much to advance domestic policy goals at the expense of American influence and prestige around the globe. American allies in the Pacific are shooting at each other, putting tens of thousands of American troops at risk. American allies in the Mediterranean may start shooting at each other in the future, putting more tens of thousands of American troops at risk. And Russian aggression in Eastern Europe has the European Union and European members of NATO abandoning the US in favor of a German-led European Army.

But can the President recover from these failures? Can he mend the bridges that were burned and regain lost prestige? The short answer is maybe. The long answer, that is what we will discuss now.

To understand why we are in this situation, we need to look at what came before. In 1945, when the Nazi regime was toppled by Soviet and Western Allied forces and Japan surrendered to the United States, a new dichotomy was created. An Iron Curtain was raised across Europe, with the American led NATO alliance on one side and the Soviet led Warsaw Pact on the other. And that dichotomy remained in place for over four decades until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

But during that time, American influence was spread largely through arms and money provided to anti-communist regimes around the globe, always with the goal of containing Soviet influence. When the Union fell, American goals became countering the threat of terrorists, a policy that culminated in the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The cost and casualties of those two unpopular wars paved the way for an American public unwilling to accept responsibility for the world's problems. Budget sequestration, started as a way to alleviate the issues of the 2008 recession, became a standing policy. And under President Donald Trump, the drawdown of forces from Europe that started in 1991 continued. After all, it didn’t seem necessary to keep large numbers of men and material in Europe if there was no Russian Bear to fight.

President Brown continued that policy, reducing defense spending and cutting personnel. But where America didn’t see an enemy, our European allies did. After Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the start of the War in Donbas in 2014, European states began a massive program of rearmament. Germany has doubled its Army, with plans to stand up a total of six divisions by 2030. France is modernizing their army, as is much of the EU. Joint projects exist among EU members for new tanks, fighters, and other platforms. And all with the sole purpose of countering Russian modernization.

In 2024, Congress said “enough” to budget cuts and the defense budget has started to rise again. And that may have been enough to salvage America’s relationship with Europe. And then the Battle of the Liancourt Rocks happened. Nearly 2,000 South Korean sailors died in a Japanese missile attack right under the noses of an American carrier group. Despite pressure from President Brown, the fighting went ahead. A truly sobering indication of how much our influence has waned in the world. Indeed, to negotiate a peace settlement, the Japanese and Koreans have turned not to the United States but to the People’s Republic of China.

Hours later, the North Korean began launching rocket attacks on the South, attacks that still continue. And the Administration has done nothing. Then, when Chancellor Laschet tried to withdraw Germany from the CFE, Brown came down hard. And, when Muller replaced him, rather than meeting with Muller to compare notes and express America’s continued support of Europe, Brown moved on. And, most recently, when Turkey annexed Northern Cyprus and Europe near universally condemned the act, Brown’s administration didn’t. Secretary Rice said that the goal was to keep Europe united by, by not condemning Turkey, Europe has only grown more distant from America.

So can America recover? Can Brown mend the bridges he’s burned? Again, maybe.

It would require a substantial effort and hard decisions on which allies are more important. Is Turkey really worth losing all of Europe? Is it worth sparing the feelings of Japan and Korea if the results are that Chinese influence in the region grows while American carrier forces become laughing stocks? With an American task force off the coast of Venezuela, does that send a message of strength or appear like pointless posturing?

Here, we get into the proper opinions of this piece. In my opinion, Turkey is not so important as to risk alienating the whole of Europe. It may have the second largest army in NATO, be one of the few states to meet the spending guidelines, and control access to the Black Sea but that is hardly a unique factor. Greece, another NATO ally and one that America has abandoned for Turkey, also has a controlling position relative to the Black Sea. Likewise Cyprus, an EU member state closely allied with Greece, can dominate the Mediterranean with airpower. And Spain, another NATO country, controls the straits of Gibraltar. By siding with Turkey, we have alienated the whole of Europe.

What Brown should do is an immediate about face. Condemn the annexation in the strongest possible terms. Enact sanctions upon Turkey and offer Greece and Cyprus American support. Perhaps even approach the Europeans about a blockade of Northern Cyprus. Show the Europeans that we are committed to keeping Europe united and that we are committed to stability.

If recent moves in Congress are anything to go by, Brown may see his hand forced if he doesn’t act soon. And if he wants to salvage 2028 for the Democrats, he needs to act before Congress forces him to.

Again, massive thanks to Mant here for providing a unique perspective.

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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:37 am

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President Kılıçdaroğlu dissolves parliament, calls early elections

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President Kılıçdaroğlu has dissolved the parliament and announced early elections. As per the constitution, this also means that early presidential elections shall also take and held on the same date as the parliamentary elections. "The world has changed greatly since 2023," the President said in his address to the nation. "We are facing a global economic crisis and multiple foreign policy challenges. I'm asking for a renewed mandate to deal with those multiple crises. A vote of confidence by the Turkish people in those early elections will send a strong signal that Türkiye is united behind this government, allowing us to undertake the necessary actions."

Süleyman Soylu, leader of the AKP, has accused the President of politicking. "At a time of multiple crises - as the President himself admitted - our President decides to call for early elections three years before the end of his term to capitalize on recent polls instead of taking swift action on the current economic and national crises facing Türkiye. The President only cares about his political benefit, not about the Turkish people."

Currently, CHP relies in parliament on a coalition with liberal-conservative İYİ and the confidence of the nationalist-populist ZP. Polls show however that CHP could succeed in winning a parliamentary majority of its own, thus not needing to rely upon other parties in parliament. CHP has been polling high thanks to three factors: the two stimulus packages which were well received by the Turkish public, the anti-immigration policies and deportations of Syrians, and the highly-popular annexation of North Cyprus. This has allowed the party to make inroads with nationalist voters and even some traditional AKP voting groups.

AKP on the other hand has been trailing in the polls. It has still not managed to recover from the death of Erdogan back in 2023. Soylu is popular with the party base but has failed to win overall public opinion. AKP has been criticizing the government for insufficient support for small businesses and vulnerable groups, while also criticizing CHP as being too reliant upon America and thus weakening Türkiye's geopolitical position. "If we still had strong ties with Russia," Soylu said, "the Americans and Europeans would not be able to blackmail us." With CHP winning nationalist voters, the AKP has also been playing the Islamist card in an attempt to stem the loss of right-of-center voters, accusing CHP of wanting to revert Hagia Sophia back into a museum.

İYİ and ZP have both seen a decline in their polling numbers, as voters defect to CHP. While İYİ's losses have been manageable, ZP has been collapsing in polls as nationalist voters defect to CHP thanks to its strong stance on immigration. This could give CHP the edge it needs to win a majority on its own. The nationalist MHP - which is in the opposition and an AKP ally - has also seen a further decline in its support and has been trying to stem it by adopting an even more far-right platform. The left-wing HDP has remained mostly stable in terms of support.

Logic Research Poll

CHP - 44%
AKP - 26%
HDP - 10%
İYİ - 8%
MHP - 6%
ZP - 5%


North Cypriots will not be able to vote in this election as the unification - while announced - has not been implemented yet. If everything goes as planned, elections for representatives from North Cyprus will be held later.
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Liz Truss condemns both Turkey and Russia, the UK levels sanctions against RussiaBBC.com
May 9th, 2025




Liz Truss announced from her office at 10 Downing Street condemnation of both Turkey and Russia for their blatantly illegal actions and condemns President Brown for his actions against Germany and for refusing to condemn Turkey's illegal annexation of North Cyprus. As such in keeping with our European allies, the Prime Minister with approval from Parliament has decided sanctions against both Turkey for their illegal annexation and Russia for their illegal invasion. Prime Minister Truss has said that the UK will be sending arms to Ukraine and asked Britain's allies around the world to the same. By President Brown cozying up to Turkey, America is pushing away some of their closest allies including Germany, France and the U.K. Prime Minister Truss will be asking President Brown in the near future to arrange a meeting in either London or Washington DC to discuss the reasoning behind the decisions he has made this year.






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The British Ministry of Defense has announced that the HMS Ark Royal and her battlegroup are to deploy to the Eastern Med in Mid June for training and as a show of support to both Cyprus and Israel. The recent UN General Assembly resolution, the UK voted against, was roundly condemned by both the Prime Minister and the British Ambassador to the United Nations Dame Barbara Woodward as anti-semitic and praised Israel for delaying Iran's attempt to get a nuclear weapon.
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In the wake of Ukrainian mobilization, Russian forces invade

10 May 2025
Kyiv--Russian forces have crossed the border into Ukraine following an announcement by President Kiriyenko, in which he vowed to secure the independence of Donbas from the “illegitimate government” in Kyiv. The operation was preceded four days ago by President Zelenskyy ordering general mobilization and calling up nearly one-million Ukrainian reservists, leading to fears of a new offensive in Donbas.

President Sherrod Brown has vowed that the US and NATO will protect Ukraine however Chancellor Muller and many EU leaders have expressed an unwillingness to provide military support to Ukraine. Chancellor Muller explained the policy in a statement after the Ukrainian mobilization, “Germany and Europe have done what we could to achieve peace between Ukraine and Russia. We negotiated with Moscow and with Kyiv in good faith, always keeping both sides fully informed of the demands of the other. Moscow had agreed to peace. They agreed to end the support of the Donbas separatists and to respect Ukrainian territory. The Ukrainians rejected peace out of prideful arrogance, believing that the service of a few nationalist battalions was more important than a lasting peace. The Russians may have invaded Ukraine but Ukraine is the one who made this war happen. Zelenskyy abandoned peace. Now, he reaps what he has sown.”

The EU is expected to vote on a program of sanctions targeted at both Ukraine and Russia in a bid to end the fighting quickly.



EU approves major sanctions on Turkey

10 May 2025
Brussels--As Russian troops roll into Ukraine, the EU has approved a new list of sanctions against Turkey. Last month, Turkey illegally annexed Northern Cyprus, sparking a standoff between Turkey on one hand and Greece and Cyprus on the other. The new sanctions will completely freeze all Turkish assets held in the European Union, put an end to the transfer of dual use technologies to Turkey, and the expansion of arms sales bans.

The new sanctions have been adopted as the EU seeks to build a firm stance against expansionism in Europe.




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President Kılıçdaroğlu announces sanctions against EU, economic nationalism

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President Kılıçdaroğlu announced sanctions against the EU, in response to EU sanctions against Türkiye. The Turkish state will seize all EU assets in Turkish territory, including European-owned industry. "We will not accept bullying and imperialism!" the President declared. "The time when European colonialists forced Asian and African countries to accept unequal treaties through gunboat diplomacy is over!" The President also announced a plan for 'economic nationalism'. "The multiple global financial crises have shown that unregulated markets are unreliable while the latest series of sanctions by the EU shows the danger of relying on foreign capital. We need a national industry independent from foreign countries, so we are not reliant upon others. Such an industry can only be nurtured by a strong state. That is our plan."

AKP has criticized the government for being weak. "Instead of liberating our islands in the Aegean," Süleyman Soylu said, "the government limits itself to weak financial sanctions. What we need is a show of strength, not empty words!". However, 65% of the Turkish public approves of the current measures and only 38% finds them insufficient. It is expected that CHP will benefit in the polls from the public spat with the EU as the Turkish public will rally behind the flag.

Türkiye Opens Borders
Migrants head towards Greece

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Over 100,000 migrants - many of them Syrians but also from other nationalities - have been moved by buses to the Greco-Turkish border after President Kılıçdaroğlu announced that his government will no longer abide by the EU-Turkish Migrant Agreement. Many more are expected to pour in, as desperate immigrants want to avoid deportation to still reconstructing Syria and hope to get a chance to reach Northern Europe. On social media, there has been a broad campaign informing immigrants that Europe will welcome them and give them substantial financial benefits.

Thousands of immigrants are now trying to violently storm the Greek borders through the Evros river in Thrace and move into Greece. Some of them are armed with tear gas or even pistols, though Türkiye officially denies such accusations as "racist fake news" and assures that any such weapons would have been illegally obtained by migrants. Aside from Thrace, tens of boats filled with hundreds of migrants have set off from the coast of Anatolia and are heading to Greek islands. Some of those aboard are babies and kids, with Turkish journalists on private boats filming the journey and decrying any attempts by Greece to "drown babies". If Greece does try to push back those boats, Türkiye plans to launch a lawsuit against the Greek government for crimes against humanity.

This migrant wave is expected to put further pressure upon the EU.
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Ayatollah Khamenei Condemns Turkey

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"All Muslims have a duty to help the needy. The Turks should be ashamed to use the desperate and infirm as economic weapons."

President Raisi, speaking for Ayatollah Khamenei, lambasted the recent decision by the Turkish Government to push away thousands of refugees from their lands.

"The Turks have committed a crime of indecency against God. We shall take their sins on behalf of the Islamic World."

President Raisi has spoken of the need for Iran to absorb "all willing peoples of the book", and has expressed interest in cooperating with European Border States in receiving as many willing migrants into Iran.

"Shame on the Turkish People, they have betrayed the tenant of Zakat. Any willing citizens that house our brothers and sisters will be marked for charity, any business that employs them will be rewarded."

President Raisi would then implore the European Nations to "Look into your hearts and choose goodness in the face of an evil act."


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"Babayi! Babayi!"

A young girl ran through the temple. Her hijab wrapped neatly around her neck.

Her footsteps tapped loudly off the walls, the temple lacking any of its everyday foot traffic.

She stopped just outside the heavy wooden doors of the Maraji's Study.

She balled her tiny hands into fists, knowing in the back of her head that she wasn't supposed to disturb him when he lied in Occultation.

She gathered her courage, and pushed the heavy door open with both hands.

"Babayi?" she called through the crack, a heavy perfumed scent hung in the air. A few flames lit the dark room, the child's eyes took a moment to adjust to the low light.

Bent prostrate before God, was her Babayi. His dark outline being illuminated by the flames of burning incense.

"What is it Little One?" the old teacher's soothing voice came from the darkness, "It must be awfully important for you to run in the House of God."

"Babayi..." the child cried, tears welling up in her eyes, "Policemen are lined up outside, a bunch of people are very angry and are walking towards them."

The old man stood, walking softly over to the young girl and placing a gentle hand on the top of her head.

"Babayi...those people are going to get hurt, just like those ladies in Tehran." the child tearfully stated.



Labor Dispute in Khutestan Province!


Bandar Imam Khomeini, a major port city in the Iranian Bay, is being rocked by illegal labor actions in the wake of local authorities attempting to restore order.

What was a relatively small dispute at a Refinery has spread to include the dockworkers, first responders, and low ranking county officials.

Despite repeat attempts at dispersing the crowds, local police have struggled to maintain control over much of the industrial port of the city.

With the Global Economy already in Crisis, it is unclear how this will affect the price of oil, as no exports are currently being fulfilled from one of Iran's largest dockyards.

Karun River at a Historic Low!


The Karun River, located in Khutestan Province, is the only major river that provides a passage into the interior of Iran.

The vast majority of Iranian agriculture draws their water and irrigation from the same river, and for the first time in recorded history it is running dry in places.

Average temperatures in Khutestan Province typically average in the upper 90s (F) and this summer they peaked around 103 for several consecutive days.

The Karun River has turned to mud in some areas and local farmers have expressed concern about their fall harvests with a lack of water available to them.

Iranians Run on the Banks as Rial Falls


The average Iranian is a poorer today.

Worsening Economic Crisis abroad has again cratered the value of the Rial.

Savings were decimated overnight and Iranian GDP has fallen due to a loss of general value.

In the aftermath hundreds of thousands of citizens have ran to withdraw what's left of their savings from their accounts, only to find the banks unable to process their money orders.

Looming economic disaster is brewing in Iran.

United Nations Condemns Israeli Airstrikes!


The United Nations General Assembly, despite the Nays from China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom, have approved a condemnation of Israeli airstrikes against Iran.

Domestically, this has been received as a critical win amid a series of defeats and backslides for President Raisi at home.

Opposition candidates have only capitalized as the effects of global economic retraction have started to sink into the Iranian Economy.

Amid growing protests that are attracting international attention, President Raisi is sure to take a victory lap on securing humiliation against the Zionist Foe.

Hopefully this can be followed up by stronger actions by the Security Council.

Iranian Armed Forces Begin Training Exercises near Iraqi Border


An unknown contingent of Regulars from the Iranian Army and Revolutionary Guard have been seen preforming training exercises in Khutestan Province.

Local unrest in the area has given the IRGC cause to request parts of the Regular Iranian Forces for training and evaluation.

However this comes at a time of strained relations between Iraq and Iran.

Military actions near one of the major sites of the War for the Gulf is considered provocative, not only by Iraq but by other Gulf States as well.

Expansion of Conflict in the Ukraine!


The Ukrainian Ultra-Nationalist Government has slapped away offers of peace from Europe and Russia.

Our Russian allies have responded with a preemptive invasion to protect their people and national security.

Meanwhile Ukraine's supposed allies in Europe and America are leaving her to perish in what is hopefully a short war.

God has little mercy to give those who reject peace.


Economic Misc.

Iranian Auto Industry found to be in full compliance with international standards (by internal state regulators)

Oil Exports have taken a hit as one of the largest refineries has essentially ceased production

Poverty begins a small climb as the Rial is devalued yet again, economic insecurities fuel additional protests against the government as well as add to the crowds from rising unemployment

Official State Actions

Previously agreed upon Drone Equipment is flown into Russia. IRGC experts, hundreds of drones, and munitions to supply and maintain them arrive in Russia in the following month.

The Iranian Government expresses its disapproval in as of yet undisclosed talks between Syria and Iraq, and has also expressed a lesser amount of discontent with the new Armenian Government.

The Iranian Government again withholds official opinion on the new Armenian Government.

The Iranian Government offers its private sympathies to the Republic of Korea, but remains silent publicly on the issue.

The Iranian Embassy in China has been paired down on staff somewhat, the official explanation is provided as "diplomatic needs elsewhere"

Unofficial State Actions

Violence has flared up somewhat in Afghanistan.

Drones increasingly are spotted over international waters in Yemen.
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11 May 2025


Türkiye Busses Syrian Refugees to Greece, Sparks Outrage

ATHENS/DAMASCUS - In a move that the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned as "reprehensible and startling in its audaciousness", the Turkish government has made moves to deport more than 100,000 people, primarily Syrian refugees from the civil war, not to Syria or to previously agreed upon drop off areas along the Syrian-Turkish border, but to the Greek border with Turkey. President Khaled summoned the Turkish ambassador to the Presidential Palace today as the news came out to issue a formal reprimand, according to a statement from the Presidential Palace, which went on to say that the Turkish ambassador was, "Notified that if Ankara continued to threaten the lives of Syrian citizens in violation of its agreements under international law and with Syria, then Syria would be forced to consider preventative measures." In a briefing to the press outside of her offices, Prime Minister Tawfiq did not hold back in her condemnation. "The Turkish government demanded that we come to an agreement with them regarding the repatriation of our citizens. We have worked to abide by that agreement, and have taken great pains to ensure that our citizens can safely come home. But now, in his attempt to throw a punch at the European Union, President Kılıçdaroğlu and his thugs have seized tens of thousands of our citizens to be used as political pawns. This act of desperation and cowardice will not stand."

The Government's Task Force on the Repatriation of Syrians from Abroad confirmed that the Syrian government was not informed of "this blatant political stunt," and that such an act could imperil the work that the Task Force has put in. The move by Türkiye has received condemnation from all sides of the political aisle, with the Chamber of Deputies moving to award more emergency appropriations to the Task Force as they expect more strain on the system. The Syrian government called on the Greek government and the European Union to coordinate with the Task Force, the Syrian embassy in Athens and the consulate in Thessaloniki to ensure the "humane, efficient, and timely repatriation" of Syrian citizens. Meanwhile, throughout Syria, anti-Türkiye protests have erupted, with crowds burning and stomping on Turkish flags and pictures of the Turkish president. The protests, according to legal observers and human rights observers, do not appear to be sectarian in nature, with the Ombudsman for Human Rights confirming the Government's position that, "All citizens of Syria, regardless of ethnicity, religion, culture, or language, must be afforded equal rights, as stipulated in the Constitution, and any attempts to harm or discriminate ethnic Turks will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Turkish Syrians fought for our democratic Syria, and their efforts shall not be rewarded with persecution."

The Chamber of Deputies has taken up the previously tabled Resolution to Recognize the Armenian Genocide, and the Resolution passed with broad support, with much celebration from ethnic Armenians. The resolution now goes to the Senate, where it is also likely to pass. The resolution will not mandate recognition as a matter of law, but it will likely send a loud message to the Turkish government that this latest stunt has backfired.




Russia Invades Ukraine, Tawfiq Calls for Peace

KIEV/MOSCOW - Yesterday, the Russian Federation announced the start of an operation to "liberate Novorossiya," or the Donbas region in the eastern part of the nation, from Ukraine. The move has been met with apprehension by Prime Minister Tawfiq and her government. Sources close to the prime minister suggest that the prime minister finds that a war against Ukraine comes at an inopportune time. Most observers would agree. "Ukraine is a top agricultural producer," Ali Nejem, a professor of economics at the University of Damascus, told us. "Its grain exports are cheap, and widely sought after by developing economies and aid programs, including Syria. Russia's war will now imperil those trade routes and supplies, and could cause a food crisis here and around the world." With Türkiye growing bolder against Syria, sources within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wonder if Russia can afford to project its authority in two theaters at once, should tensions flare up. "Russia maintains a small presence in Tarsus," one source said, on the condition of anonymity, as they weren't authorized to speak to the press. "If it has thrown most of its attention on Ukraine, what few forces they have in Syria will not be able to provide much support to a Syrian defensive operation."

The prime minister stated today that, "War is an ugly thing, and there is absolutely no reason for a war in the Donbas. It is 2025, there are far better things for President Kiriyenko to prioritize. This war will greatly harm those governments, nations, and peoples that the Kremlin insists it supports against the face of Western imperialism. At the end of the day, the responsibility for a war breaking out falls on the party that commences it. We urge Russia to cease its military operation in the Donbas, and for both sides to settle the question where it should have been settled in the first place: not on the battlefield, but in the boardroom. Not with the EU or Washington dictating the terms to either party, but to serve as mediators between two neighbors, who have, up until ten years ago, shared a long and productive history that has now been marred by distrust and violence. We do not recognize the independence of the DNR or LNR, and we would urge both Russia and Ukraine to pull back, and allow international peacekeepers to step in. Any peaceful solution to the conflict will require compromise and sacrifice, from both parties, not just Ukraine, and not just Russia. We call on President Zelenskyy and President Kiriyenko to remember that, and to remember their commitments to regional peace, as well as to their peoples."

The Constituent Assembly is planning on introducing and pushing through emergency relief bills and stimulus packages to ward off the potential food crisis, with the Ministry of Agriculture urging businesses, farms, and exporters to work with the government to "minimize the harm to the Syrian people." While the government has not gone outright to condemn Russia for its military operation, it is clear that the government feels that Russia has thrown a nation it has long claimed to be a "respected partner" under the bus.
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Postby Chewion » Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:42 pm

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Yalu River Region Heats Up


Yalu River, North Korea-China Border
March 13th, 2025

Early this morning officials of cities and counties along the Yalu River border with the DPRK announced a five-mile deep security zone wherein those without legitimate reasons to be there are barred from entry. When asked about this, Zhongnanhai spokesperson Zi Luan stated that the "current security atmosphere has necessitated a tighter regiment of control along the border with the DPRK."

As of 5 AM, military units have been seen streaming in mostly from the 79th Group Army stationed in Liaoyang with the 78th Group Army in Harbin reportedly being placed into an alert status. The only word from the Central Government on this is that the movement of these troops to the border area is also a "necessary movement brought on by the current security atmosphere present in the area." There are some reports that military aircraft have also been moving to air bases closer to the region with two dual-use civilian and military airports being closed for civilian use until further notice, those being the Anshan Teng'ao Airport and Tonghua Sanyuanpu Airport. In addition, the small civilian Changhai Airport has also been closed with a reported military presence gathering there as well.

We will keep you updated on the situation as our brave military forces seek to secure the security atmosphere in the region.




Russia Goes For Broke after Kyiv Refuses Third Peace Deal


Kyiv, Ukraine
March 12th, 2025

In the early morning hours today, the Russian Federation launched a military invasion of Ukraine following the refusal of Kyiv to agree to a third peace deal brokered by the German Chancellor. Following that refusal, Ukraine mobilized her forces at which point it is likely that Moscow felt that action was the only viable option left on the table.

In a short statement, President Fu directly commented on the invasion with the following: "Today is truly a dark day for Europe and indeed the world. One that we hoped and prayed would never happen. Our prayers go out to the citizens of Ukraine and Russia along with all those involved in this war. We likewise pray for peace and for the lives now endangered by this event. We, I, urge both sides to seek peace and diplomacy once more and, while fighting continues, to ensure to the utmost that innocent civilians and critical infrastructure are not harmed. China stands ready and willing to aid both sides in seeking peace. In addition, we will be sending a humanitarian aid package to all areas currently affected directly by this war. I urge all to join me in prayers for peace and may God bless and protect all in harm's way."

The Chinese embassy in Kyiv has also sent most staff to the city of Lviv citing security concerns, however, the Ambassador and core staff are reportedly remaining in place for the time being.

We will keep you updated as this breaking story unfolds.




Miscellaneous


- PLAN Ships seen leaving port and reportedly heading to the Yellow Sea area for "security purposes".

- Central Government announces a stimulus package to businesses harmed by the conflict between South Korea and Japan.

- Chinese Embassy in Moldova sees an overnight increase in security presence as the Chinese Foreign Ministry announces that a tentative static ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine pending negotiations has been brokered. Peace Talks are to be held at the Chinese Embassy in Moldova.

- Chinese Embassy in Tehran reduces staff numbers.




Co-Write With Russia

Situation Room, Qinzheng Hall, Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China

President Fu slammed his fist on the desk before him as the screens on the wall displayed the news coming from Russia along with other Intel flowing in.

Shortly after 10 PM, President Fu had been yanked from his bed by an urgent message that Russia had launched an invasion on Ukraine. While such an action had been certainly seen as possible and perhaps even likely, the fact that it was occurring was nonetheless shocking to President Fu.

Now, waiting for the line to connect to President Kiriyenko in Moscow, President Fu couldn’t help but to remain in prayers in his head. Praying for peace. Praying for Ukraine. Praying for Russia. Praying that the loss of life could be somehow mitigates. While he knew war was a reality, the thought of people dying always made President Fu uncomfortable.

Taking a breath as the line went green, President Fu wasted no time as he said “President Kiriyenko, I assume you know why I’m calling? What is going on in Ukraine?”
September 27, 2022

President Kiriyenko picked up the phone. His eyes were still red from lack of sleep as he did but he knew this call would be important>

"President Fu, yes." He said, rather wearily. "We are currently conducting a pre-emptive strike against the Ukrainian military who have been preparing a offensive into the Donbas. Such an action cannot be allowed, as I am sure you can imagine. Our forces are limited. Our strikes are limited. We are maintaining a fragile balance and are engaging only in limiting affairs to protect Novorossiya as stated in my official statement. The failure of the Kiev administration to condemn the actions of the nationalist battalions has even been condemned by the European Union. We are operating well within our rights as a state." (edited)

“I assume that the targets are limited to internationally recognized military targets? War is always… regrettable but the less death that must occur, the better I believe.”
President Fu replied, tired himself.

"Of course." Kiriyenko replied, rubbing his eyes. "Our forces are engaged against a nationalistic opponent and we are engaging them to defeat them militarily. I must must make it clear that we are not engaging in an act of occupation. Only in liberation. For the peoples that have longed so hard and fought so hard for this peace. Ukraine has rejected every and all peace offers. They chose this war. Not us. But, God willing, we will see this through." (edited)

“Understood. We’ll, we pray for peace quickly. We will also urge for peace to be sought by all. Now, is there anything else?” President Fu replied.

Russian Federation — Yesterday at 12:42 AM
"Every and all peace offers have been extended to Kiev and to the West. The West has thus far shown willingness to accept our offers. Kiev has not. Our doors remain open and will always remain open to Kiev to reconsider their actions. I pray they do. If not, we will see this through." Kiriyenko said emphatically.

“Well, we pray that, Lord willing, peace is found by all. One last thing, we need you to stop sending military equipment to the DPRK. They’re… an issue now. One that, Lord willing can be solved through diplomacy. However, we are not ignorant and thus in the coming days one of our armies will be deployed along and near the border we share with them. If worse comes to worse, we would like to not have Russian equipment to deal with.” President Fu replied.

"Understood." Kiriyenko replied, nodding his head as Fu spoke. "Our supply of weapons was under strict conditions that it not be used against Chinese or Russian forces. They have clearly considered our agreement a pretext for further escalation. Which was not our intent, I assure you."

“I understand that you had no ill intent with this, unfortunately it seems that Pyongyang is in the hands of people who, as the Americans would say, take a mile when you give an inch. Thank you for your understanding on this matter. Now, was there anything else at this time you wished to discuss?” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko blinked tiredly. “At this time, no.” He chuckled softly. “Not unless you think you can do what we all have failed to do and organize a peace settlement here.”

“Would you be open to a ceasefire arrangement if Kyiv was open to the same thing to hold good faith talks on a final deal?” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko thought for a moment. "Potentially." He said simply. "On the condition that Kiev understands what it is that we want. We will not perpetuate endless ceasefires that break down every few months leading to more deaths. That will never happen again. We have sought closure. We will get closure. If that means continuing our operation until completion, then so be it. Kiev must be willing to negotiate, however."

“Understood. Lord willing, if something can be reached, we will keep you informed. Now, I suggest we all get sleep.” President Fu replied with a yawn.

Kiriyenko laughed. "That is probably for the best, Mr. President. Thank you for the call."

“Thank you for taking the time. God bless everyone fighting right now and may He bring peace to this situation.” President Fu replied.




Co-write with Ukraine IEC

Situation Room, Qinzheng Hall, Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China

President Fu sat looking at the screen waiting for his Ukrainian counterpart to appear. It had been only a few hours since his call with President Kiriyenko and, after some light sleep, and some deep prayer, he sat ready to, Lord willing, help get peace back to Europe.

Now, as he sat and prayed for guidance and wisdom, President Fu couldn’t help but feel the nerves of the past few hours.

Zelenskyy sat in a room in an undisclosed location. His security team had moved him and other members of government to various locations for their safety after news of the invasion hit, not wanting to risk leadership being killed.

With everything going on, he was stressed and irritable. Now he was getting a call from China; he hoped it wasn’t going to be a waste of time.

He answered the zoom, the face of the Chinese President, appearing. “President Fu.”

“President Zelenskyy, I will be quick. I know that you have a lot on your plate. Firstly, myself and China are praying for peace and that this tragedy can be swiftly stopped before more die. War is always tragic. Secondly, I want to offer my services to help broker a ceasefire pending a fuller peace deal. I have assurances from President Kiriyenko that the Kremlin remains open to talks, please, I urge you to have the same mindset.” President Fu replied with empathy and a sense of urgency.

“The Kremlin has made it clear that peace isn’t what it wants. They want a ceasefire and peace? Get their soldiers out of my country.”

“What more can be discussed that hasn’t been discussed before? Ceasefire after ceasefire, and for what? Just to start fighting again?”

“There is little reason to negotiate when this is the end result.”

“Mr. President, with all due respect, you’ve shot down the Germans and thus alienated the EU. You’re unlikely to receive any substantial American support. Mr. President, diplomacy is frankly your only option. Please, for the sake of your people at least be willing to talk. China will use its leverage to, Lord willing, get a fair deal for all involved but that can only happen if you’re willing to at least talk. I urge you, do not be like South Korea and Japan. Please, Mr. President, we just want to stop this war and the awful killing and the only way to do that is through diplomacy.” President Fu replied with urgency and pleading in his voice.

“Yes; shot down a deal that would allow Moscow to demand what we do with our Armed Forces. We were willing to agree or negotiate on a variety of topics, but national defense is not one of them. Would you allow another nation to demand what you do with your own military?”

“Mr. President, firstly what we are discussing is a ceasefire. Not a final deal. Secondly, your national defense is being harmed much more by this current war than any deal would do. I urge you again to please at least agree to a ceasefire for talks to be held. If nothing else it is a chance at peace and a chance for the killing to stop. Please, Mr. President, hear my plea.” President Fu replied earnestly.

Zelenskyy groaned and closed his eyes. “Fine. If the Kremlin is willing to create a ceasefire, so will we.”

“Thank you, Mr. President. We will be in touch once we’ve spoken with the Kremlin. God bless you and your people and may peace be returned, Lord willing. If that is all, we will get in touch with President Kiriyenko immediately.” President Fu replied.

“Actually, one last thing, are you willing to, in the short term, accept the immediate ceasing of hostilities and holding static position of all forces while we explore a full deal?” President Fu added.

“If Moscow agrees to the same, then yes,” he replied

“Thank you, Mr. President. Again, God bless you and your people and may God shine peace on your nation once more. Goodbye.” President Fu replied before hanging up.




Co-Write with Russia

Situation Room, Qinzheng Hall, Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China

President Fu gulped down a glass of water as he waited for the line to the Kremlin to connect. Having just gotten off the Zoom call with President Zelenskyy, President Fu was immediately now trying to reach President Kiriyenko in hopes to end the death as soon as possible.

Saying a prayer, President Fu sat waiting to hear his Russian counterpart on the other end.

Kiriyenko had had little sleep over the past several hours. He had taken what little rest that he could before returning to his desk to continue to monitor the operation and read the reports that were flowing in.

"Mr. President." An aide said entering the room. Kiriyenko did not look up and merely grunted in response.

"Mr. President. President Fu is on the line."

Kiriyenko looked up and moved over to the phone. He waited for it to blink as the aide left the room.

"President Fu? I was not expecting to hear from you again so soon."

“Indeed, I pray you’ve been able to get some rest since our last call. Anyways, to the point, I’ve spoken with President Zelenskyy. He is ready to agree to a static ceasefire to end the killing and engage in good faith talks. Is the Kremlin open to the same thing?” President Fu replied. (edited)

Kiriyenko raised his eyebrows. "Oh he has? To what end? Has he agreed to a ceasefire or to ending the war by ending the occupation of Novorossiya?"

“Agreed to a ceasefire in order to discuss a full peace deal. Mr. President, I urge you to please agree to this. You’ve shown Kyiv that you’re not bluffing. You’ve shown them you mean business. Now please, let us try peace and diplomacy once more.” President Fu pleaded.

"We have done three summits with Kiev." Kiriyenko said firmly. "Three. Each one they shot down. We have launched a full-scale operation on the territory of Ukraine for one purpose. For the liberation of the territory of Novorossiya and its formation as a state. Those gears are already in motion. What has been done cannot be undone. Kiev must understand that or there will be no point to a ceasefire.

"If you understand that. Then yes, we can agree to Chinese-led mediation for a peace settlement."

“Mr. President, that is for both of you to negotiate. I urge you to give diplomacy a chance in full and at least talk before making any conclusions. Now, can we tell Kyiv that talks are on and that military action in both sides will pause for them?” President Fu replied, praying strongly for peace.

Kiriyenko sighed. He was facing an impossible question. To allow a ceasefire for the hope of peace and allow Ukraine to prepare even more. Or continue the war and allow more bloodshed and prevent peace from being possible.

He remained quiet for a long moment. "I do not wish to continue the war. However, how can I stop when Kiev has thus far shown no willingness to enter into any negotiations in good faith even when we gave them an opening to keep the Donbas in Ukraine? That is off the table. Permanently. They mobilized for an invasion of the Donbas. That is clear. We preemptively launched an operation and recognized them as an independent state. There is no going back from that. Not when blood has been spilt. Russian blood. Novorossiyan blood. Ukrainian blood.

"We chose peace again and again. Yet, Ukraine has only chosen the path that will lead to war. They have what they always wanted. We need assurances, not blind hope anymore, Mr. President." (edited)

“Mr. President, they are at least choosing the possibility of peace now. Please, at least have talks. A few days pause will not have much affect at all and if Ukraine uses this pause just for military gains, the international community will be on your side even more. I will personally mediate these talks if so desired.” President Fu replied.

Kiriyenko sighed. These could be the shortest peace talks in history, he thought to himself and smiled.

"Very well. We will need time to dispatch the orders and prepare our forces to halt their attacks. Lets say 24 hours to which we will enter the ceasefire period that will last precisely 24 hours from that point."

“Very well, thank you. If peace talks progress favorably, can the ceasefire be extended if they’re still ongoing?” President Fu asked, praying for a positive answer.

"The talks will end in either a peace settlement or a return to war." Kiriyenko said. "If Kiev cannot agree to peace then there will be no reason to allow them to grow stronger and continue to mobilize their forces indefinitely. I told you. There will be no more indefinite ceasefires. This will end one way or another. I pray Kiev sees the truth of the matter now. If not, well... God have mercy on us all."

“Forgive me, I did not mean indefinite I meant while talks were happening if they passed the 24 hour period. Within reason of course.” President Fu replied.

"Yes, well. The ceasefire will hold as long as there are active and ongoing negotiations. Once the negotiations stop, there will be no more ceasefire. There will either be a peace settlement or a return to conflict."

“Thank you. Perhaps we can use our embassy in Moldova or another nearby location? Would that work for Russia?” President Fu replied.

"Yes, I believe that works very well." Kiriyenko said.

“Thank you. Lord willing, we will see peace once more. We will relay the information on location for these talks as soon as we have something.” President Fu replied.
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Postby Monsone » Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:44 pm

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English Language Edition
May 11th, 2022


WAR IN UKRAINE

Oil & Gas Prices Skyrocket - Iraqi Dinar Rally's Before Drop - Food Prices Double Overnight


KYIV/MOSCOW/BAGHDAD - Russian forces have entered Ukraine is the unambiguous answer from every news source, intelligence agency, and government. The invasion occurred following celebrations for the 80th anniversary of Victory Day across the former Soviet Union and comes following a Ukrainian mobilization and choice words from President Zelenskyy to the international community after talks between Russia and Ukraine fell apart. The war is an ongoing story and lives coverage will be provided on Journal Iraq as well as on all news television channels and radio stations.

The war thus far has had a primarily economic effect outside of Ukraine. Oil and natural gas prices have skyrocketed due to uncertainty surrounding the war, causing a temporary rally in the Iraqi Dinar from about twenty-six to a dollar, to twenty-one to a dollar. However, an increase in food prices caused the short-lived rally to reverse, with the Dinar at the time of writing sitting at twenty-nine to a dollar. Given the enormous amount of grain exported by both Ukraine and Russia, it isn't surprising that the war has caused a steep increase in food prices, with bread doubling in price in Iraq. Supply is currently not an immediate issue per the government, but there are concerns that a prolonged conflict will cause bread prices to rise even higher as less inexpensive alternatives to Ukrainian and Russian grain will need to be found.

President Salih addressed the nation following the invasion and stated, "We don't want more wars in this world. Iraq has lived through the horrors of two coalition interventions, and a protracted anti-terror campaign that resulted in damage that has been irreparable in some cases. We know the horrors of war and would not wish them on even our worst enemy. Thus it appalls me to see the blood of innocents being shed in the name of revanchism. This is the same kind of mistake that obliterate the forty years of progress we in Iraq had made prior to 1990. I strongly urge both sides, and President Kiriyenko particularly, to cease this senseless atrocity and consider the harm that this conflict will do. With this invasion, a brotherly bond of centuries has been destroyed, the global economy has been practically eviscerated, and developing nations find a vital grain source imperiled. For the good of the whole world, I ask all leaders to aid in bringing about an end to this conflict before the situation worsens."

In response to the economic turmoil caused by the invasion, the Central Bank of Iraq has mulled pegging the Dinar directly to the dollar, ending the semi-free float of the Dinar on global markets. The summertime energy price caps which usually do not begin until June 1st have been enacted effective May 12th of this year to prevent consumers from suffering at the pump or being economically penalized for running their air conditioning during the summer heat.

Iranian Saber-Rattling?


BAGHDAD/BASRA - Iranian army units have moved into Khuzestan Province along the Iraqi border under the pretext of exercises. This comes amid a general state of heightened tensions between Iran and Iraq centering on a clash over domestic influence over Iraq's Shia-majority regions. While there is no immediate cause for concern, the Ministry of Defence has stated that it will intensify drone patrols of the border area, and will keep additional forces on standby in case the exercises prove to be an invasion pretext. The governments of the Basra and Maysan Governates have urged their local populace to remain calm, stating that war is a very unlikely possibility.

Iraqi Air Force Seeks To Establish Museum


The generations of Iraqis old enough to remember the 1980s will know that a diverse fleet of aircraft was operated by the IQAF. Many of these aircraft survived the Iran-Iraqi War, with some (such as the Mirage F1s) proving themselves particularly competent in combat. Alas, two coalition interventions resulted in the destruction and retirement of all these aircraft, with many famously being buried in the desert under orders from Saddam Hussein. Now, decades after these aircraft have long been cast aside, the IQAF is looking to set up a museum in time for its 100th anniversary in 2031. Everything from memorabilia to pilot biographies, personal artifacts, and images is planned to be displayed at the museum, with an emphasis especially put on the aircraft operated by the IQAF throughout its long and illustrious history.

Already the IQAF has secured at least a dozen aircraft that it seeks to display and aims to have ideally one of each type of extant aircraft by the time the museum opens. Often times this has resulted in airforce technicians spending multiple days cleaning up the dust and sand-coated fuselage of aircraft which have been neglected for up to three decades. However, the IQAF is hopeful that a complete display can be created, pointing out that the collection will be quite comprehensive when it comes to including aircraft from between 1960 and 1990. Further details have yet to be determined as an ideal site for the museum has not been chosen yet.
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Postby Newne Carriebean7 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:19 pm

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Meeting of the State Defense Board
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
May 1, 2025




The real triumvirate of Worker's Power was concentrated, heavily, in the hands of military generals. Kim Kyong-hui had worked her fingers to the very powder within her bones in order to ensure the Army's happiness. Such generals began to hunger for a fight. With the recent attention of the world all concentrated on Eastern Europe and the happenings in that general area, it only made sense to take advantage of it. Korea saw a chance to finally, once and for all, liberate their misguided southern laborers and neighbors.

As the woman and pair of men huddled around a small conference table, the looming portrait of Kim Il-Sung hanging over the meeting, seemingly judging their every moves and making critiques of every single thought the political elite had. A small collection of burnt out and mistreated cigarettes cluttered the ashtray in the center of the table, as the oak surface bore witness of a hurricane of documentation, maps and satellite imagery that had been acquired of the entire DMZ.

After much squinting at one image, one of the men spoke up.

"What the hell's this blue bit on the map?"

"That's the Sea of Kim Il-Sung".

"Ookay..." steadied General Kim Yong-nam, who had been pulled from the intensive care unit in order to take part in planning the military strike of incompetence/genius.

"So, numb-nuts," Began General Yong-nam in between drags on his cigarette and sips of his... *checks notes* 8th cup of coffee this morning. "Do we have a general plan in place for how we're going to take advantage of this?"

"Uh...That is what this meeting is for. If we already have deployed over a million soldiers at the boarder and thousands of tanks, we should have little problem ordering them to launch the offensive. It shall only take my word alone-"

The other two present in the room shot the Responsible Secretary and Principal a look.

"With the consent of the Two Vice Principals..." She added, lending eyes of scowl and earning the same back in a war of bitter beaurecratic contempt for her two assistants on the Board.

"I think we're just going to go from the DMZ and march until we hit Seoul. We'll hit hard and fast with all available units we've got currently deployed."

"Do we divy them up into responsible Sectors, so as to ensure what they do?"

"Well..." Started General No Kwang-chol, not looking up and simply reading from a document he held in his hands, evident from the monotonous tone within his voice as he spoke each syllabull flatly. "We have mobilized a total of 1,121,048 soldiers,1,438 Main Battle Tanks and 11,096 Artillery Pieces, along with 7,103 Trucks for transportation and logistical support.

KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY GROUP I:
256,893 soldiers organized into 4,138 man "Fire-Volunteer Companies" for a total of 62 FVCs stationed in this section of the frontline.

This force's Armored support includes 387 Armored Vehicles of the following types:

109 x (Ten companies of 9 tanks each, One company with 14 Tanks, and 5 command vehicle tanks) T-55 Main Battle Tanks
73 x (Eight companies of 7 tanks each, One company with 15 tanks, and 2 command vehicle tanks) T-62 Main Battle Tanks
54 x (Eighteen companies of three vehicles each) ZSU-57-2 Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft (the old shitty ones)
18 (Nine companies of two vehicles each) x ZSU-23-4 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft (the new rapid pew pew bullet spitting ones)
112 x Juche Po' M-1992 Self Propelled Artillery (14 SPGs assigned to each T-62 Tank FVC)
40 x BMP-1 IFVs dispersed along with the Calvary

of the 62 FVCs:
11 dedicated "Armor"
10 dedicated "Calvary"
5 dedicated "Artillery"
36 dedicated "Infantry"



KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY GROUP II:

504,038 soldiers organized into 2,159 man "Scorching-Assault Volunteer Platoons" for a total of 233 S-AVPs stationed within this select portion of the frontlines of battle.

608 Armored Vehicles will comprise Group II's armored support for the infantry-man and to engage with their south Korean armored counterparts on the open battlefield, ensuring Korean Mobile superiority of her Calvary forces.

450 x T-55 Main Battle Tanks
39 x T-62 Main Battle Tanks
18 x T-34 Main Battle Tanks
50 x Chonma-ho 1 Main Battle Tanks
30 x BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles
16 x ZSU-23-4 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft
15 x M4 Sherman Support Engagement Armor



KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY GROUP III:
360,117 willing idiots armed with rifles, cocaine and an undying spirit to shoot the shit out of South Korea.
699 Armored Vehicles (all tanks)

182 x T-55 Main Battle Tanks
140 x T-62 Main Battle Tanks
138 x T-72 Main Battle Tanks
127 x Chonma-ho 1 Main Battle Tanks
110 x Juche Po' M-1992 Self Propelled Artillery
2 x M4 Sherman Support Engagement Armor.



"So..." Started Kim Kyong-hui, looking over the vast sheet of data with a mild sense of intimidation. She wasn't very good at grasping the numbers, but she was actively trying. Her brain and face mirroed in stress-inducing concentration and her features were all twitchy.

"Those certain sections understand their overall objectives for this operation?"

"Uh, well... not exactly.."

Kyong-hui arched an eyebrow, her monotone voice betraying her excitement at the breaking news by her Vice Principal.

"Uh...You see...it's a funny story. I know how much you like to laugh... on...the...inside.... Well, we haven't printed any copies of our orders. We've intended to make this plan top, top secret. We've only really got the numbers down on paper and have managed to inventory each individual piece of equipment we have. To say our army is enthusiastic is evident. To say our army is prepared, Madam Secretary, that is an entirely different story."

"So, we're about to launch an operation when you haven't even given the curtsey acknowledgement to our generals?!" screamed the always voice of reason General No Kwang-chol, who was drowned out with a sharp tonged response by the Responsible Secretary.

"Enough! It is to ensure maximum security. I don't want the south to get even a whiff of the shit we're about to unleash upon them! Not even a sniffle of rancid milk! We shall deliver the messages from headquarters on motorbike, runner and carrier Pidgeon. We cannot let the enemy get the notice before we launch it, then we would lose all elements of surprise, and this entire operation will have to be called off! If it means a loss of over-all co-ordination between our three army groups, then SO BE IT!"

Unlike the previous times that conferences had been held to blows of the three, the commanding voice of Kyong-hui prevented more fiery remarks and retorts by General Kwang-chol. Perhaps, if he had spoken up that day, the events about to happen would have never premediated. Perhaps she would have been eased off her 'high horse of national socialism' and brought back down to reality. There is no definitive way to tell, however, and it remains to be seen if Kyong-hui would bring her country down, away from the cycle of damaging self-destruction.





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May 14, 2025
6:04 AM
All Along the Korean Demilitarized Zone



The peaceful and quiet nature of the frontline was a benefit. There was no word from headquarters for violent actions being undertaken. This status-quo lent itself to complacency for the Korean soldiers stationed in this section of the frontline. Complacency that rhetoric from Pyongyang was exactly that, simply rhetoric to make sure a few generals stay happy.


"To all Commanding Officers and the Leader of the Torpedo Boats. Paragraph Eleven of to-day's date. Acknowledge. Chief of the Interned Squadron."



A crescendo of steel broke the early morning quiet. All along the boarder, almost 7,000 Korean Artillery Pieces opened fire simultaneously, timed to be shot with the expectation of a "6 AM wake up call for South Korean citizens and soldiers." In reality, the shells were off in aiming, with around a 30% Accuracy to be generously expected for any such mass assault of shells and missile onto their southern enemies. All the North Korean gunners and spotters could see were the massive clouds of dust thrown up by the bombardment, much to their utmost frustration in this regard.

The diversity of the weapons was both a testament to the sheer amounts of cannon Korea could bring to bear in war and to it's aging flaws in technology. For starters, at least Seventy cannons reported severe over-heating following three salvoes, and in some of the oldest guns, their battery officers refused to allow another salvo for fear of the gun itself exploding and killing the crew. Those elderly guns would go down, having been dragged kicking and screaming for one final, final glory, all armed by those veterans of the Korean War that had lovingly cared for such guns during the first liberation of South Korea.

In the skies above the soldiers waiting for the orders to march into "no-dumb bastard's land", the Korean Air Force was nervously rushing to get air-born, lest they be caught on the ground and destroyed, disgracing the fighter crews. Korean Zeroes, launching from some of the nearest airbases owing to their short range, all quickly became small fire-flies in the early morning skies, juxtaposed against the slowly rising sun, giving way to irony. The dying planes attempted to hit something important, however, all but one pilot went to a premature, but honor filled death. This one exception steadied his nerves... taking in the sights of the screaming and scattering bunch of military goons of the south who took cover at a South Korean power facility. This Kamikaze strike would be the only success in the suicidal assault from the skies, One out of sixty managing to hit their marks.

However, the rest of the Korean Air Force remained on the ground. There were grave concerns among various local commanders of the lack of fuel, which many were angered at the waste of it on A6M Zero fighters that took priority, in accordance with the wishes of the State Defense Board. It was both a combination of wanting to utilize the more "modern" Korean aircraft in a defensive role combined with Korean Anti-Aircraft Surface to Air fortifications, and an emotional spite against what they considered to be "poor planning with old planes and pilots". Korea would not gain control of the skies over the DMZ, which, as history has foretold in the Gulf War, would not end well for those barreling across the boarder in their T-55 Main Battle Targets.

Making up for the 'cowardice' of the air force was the dashing and flashy uniforms of the Korean Calvary. Many of those in their ranks understood that the 18th century called and they were requesting their farm animals back (along with many of the angry farmers who now lacked their horses, having been confiscated by the Korean Military and organized into Calvary divisions). It was one of the massed ways Korea got around the lack of fuel, as Horses did not need premium, unleaded or even diesel to run off of. Massed formations of Korean Calvary, swords glistening in hands, with one hand on the reign and their other hands onto of their Pistols, gave battle cries as massed Calvary charges were met with the realities of modern warfare.


That is to say, that many were killed almost before they had left the proving grounds for their beloved rides. A barrage of South Korean counter-fire riddled many many horses, scaring others off as the riders attempted to form up into some semblance of an assault pattern. Forming Diamond formation only lent South Korean machine gunners and their infantry easier targets to hit, as North Korea's officers corp suddenly got tons of free spots and lots of 'instant promotions' all in the span of a few quick seconds and minutes.

As for things not made with fucking horses, the rumbled earth quaked as Korean Tank formations slowly rumbled across the boarder, proceeding very...very slowly. Many of the drivers were not told what their exact objectives were, just that at least "20% of your unit has instructions, you are to follow and listen to their instructions on the battlefield." It's this helpful information that led to many T-55 tanks getting lost, some simply turning around after failing to find their commanding officer, no doubt blown up by a South Korean opponent miles away before he could even range in their sites.

For your poor infantryman, he grabbed his trusted Bolt Action Rifle (and Assault Rifle if he could get his grubbily little mitts on one), was herded by some-one who at least had a little bit of an idea of what the hell was going on, and told to march across the most heavily fortified military boarders in the world to invade South Korea. This is how you get the massed waves of infantrymen (and absolutely juicy targets for any American drones or the like) trying not to die as quickly as possible by running as fast as possible across the boarder to give the "Korean bastards the proper Bayonetin'".

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Home Front of the 2nd Patriotic Liberation War of Korean Aggression Against Southern Slaving Bastards




At 6:04 AM, all state owned broadcasting stationed were informed to stand-by for an "urgent and immediate" message to be played on the airwaves and public television areas. All throughout the country, there was a sense of something massive about to incur, though many average Koreans were mostly un-aware. Letters from the DMZ of the almost million man army stationed there to and from their families over the country were carefully scrutinized, trying their best to not let the people of the country know until the very last moment.

Now this moment had finally arrived, and the "urgent and immediate message" started playing on the television screens, radios and mimes paid to act out the leader's address with flowery, frenchy-like whatever the fuck 'mimes' do. Mimic shit? Sure, we'll go with that, dumb bastards.


"Citizens! Children of the Mt. Paketu family! Brothers and Sisters of the Kim Family! Workers, Sailors, Soldiers and Farmers! I must address something of massive importance. It is my responsibility to maintain control of the armed forces. I take this responsibility with a serious tone and have gone about it in a very serious way, so as to maintain our elegance and grace over-board and in foreign corners of the earth. I have for many seasons tempted and tried many differing ways to ensure peace and stability in this corner. However, my efforts have been violently rebuffed not by internal wreckers such as the Christian 'filth'.


However, we have exhausted all avenues of peace and tranquility. It is with, a great and heavy heart that I admit that peace has failed. I never wanted this outcome to occur. I have dreaded it for months that our nation would be involved in another war. I do not want war. The Korean people do not want war. However, we will do war if it means our nation's honor is restored. If it means that my grandfather, the great Kim Il-Sung's legacy as the 'grandfather of state' and the 'dear leader' is cemented within our walls. If it means that South Koreans can learn what it is really like to be a free and open society where 'if you don't agree with us then we fucking shoot you'. That is what 'democracy' is really about. It's about voting for one option, negating the "pesky thinking" of Democracy. American elections take almost nine months. North Korean elections, on the other hand, take only nine hours. If decision making is rapid in the mind of the voter, then we can reduce it to nine minutes, maybe...perhaps, having short elections of nine-seconds per voter.

That is why, I have authorized legislation that will outlaw South Korea forever. We begin bombing in Five minutes. Currently, a "Special Military-Operation" is currently being underway across the Demilitarized Zone. We are not invading the south, we are simply advancing our men across the boarder with hopes of friendly greetings. Should they reply with gun-fire then our forces will, regrettably, have to defend ourselves with rocket fire against every square inch, every civilian target and every plant, tree and living thing within South Korea. YOU WILL ALL BE BURNING IN HELL!


Thank you all for listening, and have a good day. Except all those south Koreans who will die, writhing in the pits of eternal hellfire and damn-nation... Oh, and Go Buccaneers, the American Football team! I am rooting for you against the other guys!"





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Pyongyang, DPRK



Ambassador Li quickly exited the vehicle flanked by two aides and made his way inside the DPRK Government Building and followed the North Koreans up to a office room where the Chinese delegation took their seats.

Ambassador Li had only been Ambassador to the DPRK for a little under a year and already had seen more turmoil than he ever imagined. Now, he just prayed the leadership of the Hermit Kingdom would listen to reason as he waited for them.

Grand People's Study House
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Kim Kyong-hui leaned in close at yet another dreadfully boring politburo meeting. She felt as though whatever constituted for fun for the elderly, seventy year old walking columns of dentures and the smell of old people wasn't much. She sincerely doubted many of them had even showered, which repulsed the Responsible Secretary.

Suddenly, she was tapped on the shoulder and something was quietly entered into her ear. Nodding, she leapt at the chance to get out of this boring meeting and quickly left the room, flanked, as always, by an entourage of military generals and bodyguards.

Acting Foreign Secretary Choe Son-hui flicked a small lock of her hair off to one side before sighing. She glanced at the clock, then back at the Chinese that had just entered the room. She expressed a small form of regret at not just letting the old general-politician Kim Yong-nam figure this shit out in his flu like stake. However, she wasn't here to express regrets, she was here to represent the interests of her country, in her country.

It was then that she took notice of the Korean Responsible Secretary, who had just entered the room.

"Late. As always, Responsible Secretary." Choe Son-hui whispered in the ear of Kim Kyong-hui, who dismissed the remarks with a light shake of her head before extending her hand out to meet with their Chinese Counterparts.

"Ambassador Li. What a pleasant surprise. Come in, Come! Sit! We have much to discuss, I assume, given this visit by you to us."

Foreign Secretary Son-hui's voice oozed not hostility, but genuine hospitality, given the arrangement of a few cups filled with water laid out before the table.

Ambassador Li and the others took their seats without much emotion displayed on any face.

Looking forward to the leader of the Hermit Kingdom, Ambassador Li sternly replied “Indeed, we have heard some very troubling reports from your nation. Reports that are not being received favorably in Beijing at all. So, I am here to make an offer to you. China will give refugee status to every Christian in the DPRK along with and especially those currently detained and those hospitalized currently. In addition, we strongly urge the DPRK to respect the religious rights of its citizenry. I urge you to accept this Madame.”

Before the Responsible Secretary could respond, her counterpart, Son-hui, next to her replied 'on behalf of her'.

"While our government is appreciative, however, you would be giving refuge to criminals. Criminals that have broken the law as stipulated in our rules. What good is a country if we do not enforce our rules? No good, I tell you. That is why, we must reject such an offer, without so much as a second thought. If You are already giving us the necessary medical equipment and supplies, then our hospitals where the injured and wounded are located will be well supplied to take good care of them. We do not need your assistance in that regard."

She flipped a small notepad and the associated pen out from her pocket and began to scribble certain things and shapes out onto the paper.

"Our Socialist Constitution guarantees the right to worship, however, our laws stipulate that such worship must be in private, with large gatherings not expressly authorized by our government being prohibited. On the Christian holiday of this... 'Easter' as you call it. Easter, right? These unauthorized gatherings were, for the most part, peacefully dissolved without so much as their feelings being casualties. However, some stubborn zealots refused to surrender, resulting in unfortunate blood being shed. We have simply been enforcing our laws, and we do not need foreign governments, even ones as close as the People's Republic of China, to tell us HOW to enforce said laws and stipulations."

“And the same goes for the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of other Christians in your nation not arrested?” Ambassador Li replied.

"That is because those Christians obey our rules. The tens of thousands of Christians may not even exist. They are every-day citizens of Korea, like how you have your Christian citizens of China. They do not show their beliefs publicly, and we take steps to prevent the decoration of religious subversion. However, we are not all anti-Christian. Do not take that into consideration as an assumption, Ambassador. Those that follow our laws can get into the shiny gates of heaven just fine. Those that break our laws by fragrantly prostituting, proselytizing, on the street corner, those are the people we have issue with. Private Christianity is perfectly legal. We do not break up their tiny gatherings of local family. If a devout man and women wish to belief in the supposed 'power' of the so-called.... Jerry- er... Jesus Christ, in private and worship in their own homes, they can do that. When the gatherings get to thousands wanting to be 'baptized', then we must unleash Machine Guns and Attack Dogs on them. They cannot do that! It is an affront to the Church of Socialism!"

Son-hui banged the table hard with her fists, making a point out of her last sentence before taking a deep breath and responding in her normal tone of voice.

"They hold private, small gatherings in private homes. So long as they do not display their affection for Jesus Christ on their sleeves, but in their hearts where it is hidden with the skin of 'socialist determination', then that is perfectly acceptable."

Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui replied cooly to her Chinese counterpart.

“Would you be willing to allow those Christians to be taken in by China? We would also be interested in sending doctors to aid those currently being treated. To ensure their recovery.” Ambassador Li replied sternly.

"We will allow you to take 1,800 Christian...no....1,900 Christians. Think of it as a gesture of trust. Almost two thousand Christian 'saints' saved by Saint Fu of China. He might as well be getting ready to be beatified by the Pope himself. In my personal opinion," Started the Korean Foreign Minister:

"I do not believe in the power of the Church. It is all a vast political tool, controlled by the Chinese Papacy. Pope Fu himself is plotting." She shakes her head before responding to the second offer. "Just send us medical supplies, no Doctors. No Chinese Doctors will be permitted and that is final. However, your medicinal supplies will ensure that most injured will not die shortly after arriving to our hospitals. I hope that...at least 25% of those survive and will have their 'faith' strengthened somehow by this 'trial'."

Tapping his finger on the table and clenching his jaw, Ambassador Li bit down on his tongue before replying “5,000 Christians. You clearly don’t want them. And I assure you, Madame Minister, that President Fu has and is showing great restraint. There is no plot besides genuinely wanting to help your citizens.”

"Actually, we will allow you a most generous offer of ... 6,000 Christians. It's ten times less than those that were lost in the 'tragedy of humanity' almost 70 years ago."
Minister Choe Son-hui's face twisted into a small grin. "That is good to hear, but we shall still sleep with one gun behind our pillow, and we sleep lightly. This offer is our best, I suggest you take it or we'll have to... oh... nevermind."

“We will gladly accept them. And going forward we are willing to accept many more. Likewise, we will keep our eyes on the lookout here. We look forward to the recovery of those in hospital and the continued safety of all of your citizens.” Ambassador Li replied, without much emotion clear in his voice besides a sternness.

“Now, was there anything else?” He added.

Responsible Secretary Kim Kyong-hui finally spoke up, who had simply been watching the meeting unfold, with her arms crossed about her, listening to both the Chinese Ambassador and the Korean Foreign Minister.

"Ambassador, I shall see to it personally that the mortality rate for those currently in our hospitals is reduced to 55%. Other than that, I do not believe there is much else to discuss. That should be everything. Thank you for the diplomatic visit."

She then extends out her hand towards Ambassador Li, and motions Son-hui to do the same, which after some needling in eye-contact, Son-hui begrudgingly does, but not before spitting a wad of saliva in her hands and quickly grasping her Chinese counterpart's hand tightly.

Without another word, the North Korean Acting Ambassador quickly departs the room, muttering something under her breath.
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