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Twin_Moose

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I’m not an engineer, but this looks fucked

 

petros

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A very good friend is performing in this.


Proceeds from Carol of the Bells: A Ukrainian Christmas in Music ticket sales will benefit the Ukrainian Canadian Advocacy Group's Rehabilitation Program for the Children of Fallen Heroes. The program brings grieving children to a peaceful retreat in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains for two weeks of trauma therapy, art therapy, and extracurricular experiences. The program is free to the children who participate, and brings together experts from around the world. To date, more than 150 children have been helped by the program.

Carol of the Bells: A Ukrainian Christmas in Music takes place at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 5 at the Annex (823 Seymour Street). Doors open at 7:00 PM.
 

Ron in Regina

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A Ukrainian source told Reuters on Thursday that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) had detonated explosives in the rail tunnel in Siberia because Russia had been using the route for military supplies.
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Investigators have concluded that a train that caught fire in Russia's longest tunnel on Wednesday was blown up in a "terrorist act" by unidentified individuals, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday.
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Kommersant cited unnamed sources as saying a criminal probe had been opened over the incident, which affected a cargo train moving through the Severomuysky tunnel in the Buryatia region, bordering Mongolia.
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At 9.5 miles (15.3 km) long, the tunnel on the Baikal-Amur Mainline railway is (or was?) Russia's longest, excluding urban underground railway tunnels.
Here’s another one. Not a good time to be a railroad tycoon in Russia…
(Second 'Ukraine bomb' hits Putin rail line to stop North Korean weapons reaching front)
 

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A Ukrainian source told Reuters on Thursday that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) had detonated explosives in the rail tunnel in Siberia because Russia had been using the route for military supplies.
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Investigators have concluded that a train that caught fire in Russia's longest tunnel on Wednesday was blown up in a "terrorist act" by unidentified individuals, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday.
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Kommersant cited unnamed sources as saying a criminal probe had been opened over the incident, which affected a cargo train moving through the Severomuysky tunnel in the Buryatia region, bordering Mongolia.
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At 9.5 miles (15.3 km) long, the tunnel on the Baikal-Amur Mainline railway is (or was?) Russia's longest, excluding urban underground railway tunnels.
Here’s another one. Not a good time to be a railroad tycoon in Russia…
(Second 'Ukraine bomb' hits Putin rail line to stop North Korean weapons reaching front)
 
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Ron in Regina

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When offered the chance to renew a free trade deal with Ukraine, a country that had no choice but to take on a mountain of debt to finance a bitter fight for self-defence, the Liberals couldn’t help but inject it with progressive nods to social and carbon policies. In the words of critics, the deal is “woke.”

The agreement was signed back in September; once ratified, it’s supposed to make trade with Ukraine even less restrictive than at present. But to actually implement the thing, Canada needs to make it law — hence the Parliamentary debate over Bill C-57, which will do just that. It passed second reading last week, but Conservatives voted against, objecting to the fine print.

Liberals, naturally, have capitalized on this occasion to stoke diaspora politics and cry wolf once more about American Far Rightism infecting Canada. But for me, Ukrainian in background myself, it just doesn’t resonate.
 
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When offered the chance to renew a free trade deal with Ukraine, a country that had no choice but to take on a mountain of debt to finance a bitter fight for self-defence, the Liberals couldn’t help but inject it with progressive nods to social and carbon policies. In the words of critics, the deal is “woke.”

The agreement was signed back in September; once ratified, it’s supposed to make trade with Ukraine even less restrictive than at present. But to actually implement the thing, Canada needs to make it law — hence the Parliamentary debate over Bill C-57, which will do just that. It passed second reading last week, but Conservatives voted against, objecting to the fine print.

Liberals, naturally, have capitalized on this occasion to stoke diaspora politics and cry wolf once more about American Far Rightism infecting Canada. But for me, Ukrainian in background myself, it just doesn’t resonate.
I understand the CPC position on principle, The producing companies trading with Ukraine already are paying the crap tax on projected impact so to make Ukrainian industry to pay for it as well is either double dipping or reimbursing the producer of the goods.
 

Ron in Regina

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I understand the CPC position on principle, The producing companies trading with Ukraine already are paying the crap tax on projected impact so to make Ukrainian industry to pay for it as well is either double dipping or reimbursing the producer of the goods.
The specific point of contention in this new trade deal — an upgrade to the original negotiated under Stephen Harper’s government and signed in 2016 — includes a commitment by both parties to “cooperate bilaterally and in international forums to address matters of mutual interest, as appropriate, to: … promote carbon pricing and measures to mitigate carbon leakage risks.”

It’s not a hard-handed imposition of a carbon price, but it still mentions support for the policy. Ukraine does have its own carbon pricing policies, but they’re a fraction of what we have in Canada — and we have no business further promoting what is essentially a cost-of-living multiplier in a country at war for its survival.
 

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Ukraine has reached production of six
2S22 Bohdana 155 mm self-propelled howitzers per month.

 
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Ukraine has reached production of six
2S22 Bohdana 155 mm self-propelled howitzers per month.

And building their own HIMARS.
 
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Kyiv investigates allegations Russian forces shot surrendering Ukrainian soldiers
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Felipe Dana And Joanna Kozlowska
Published Dec 03, 2023 • 3 minute read

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials on Sunday launched an investigation into allegations that Russian forces killed surrendering Ukrainian soldiers, a war crime if confirmed, after grainy footage on social media appeared to show two uniformed men being shot at close range after emerging from a dugout.


The video shows the servicemen, one of them with his hands up, walking out at gunpoint and lying down on the ground before a group of Russian troops appears to open fire. It was not immediately possible to verify the video’s authenticity or the circumstances in which it was filmed, and it was unclear when the incident took place.


The Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s office on Sunday launched a criminal investigation, hours after the Ukrainian military’s press office said in an online statement that the footage is genuine.

“The video shows a group in Russian uniforms shooting, at point-blank range, two unarmed servicemen in the uniform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who were surrendering,” the prosecutor’s office said in a Telegram update on Sunday.


Kyiv, its Western allies and international human rights organizations have repeatedly accused Moscow of breaching international humanitarian law since it launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The Kremlin denies these allegations.

The video first appeared Saturday on DeepState, a popular Ukrainian Telegram channel covering the war. The post claimed the footage came from the front lines near Avdiivka, a Ukrainian holdout in the country’s part-occupied east where there has been fierce fighting in recent weeks.

The General Prosecutor’s Office on Sunday said that the alleged killing took place in the Pokrovsk district, which includes Avdiivka and surrounding areas.


“It’s clear from the video that the Ukrainian servicemen are taking the necessary steps that show they are surrendering,” Ukraine’s human rights chief, Dmytro Lubinets, said hours after the footage emerged on Saturday.

In a statement posted to Telegram, Lubinets described the incident as “yet another glaring example of Russia’s violations of international humanitarian law.”

Oleksandr Shtupun, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian military grouping that is fighting near Avdiivka, was cited by Ukrainian media as saying the video was “glaring confirmation” of Moscow’s disrespect for the laws of war.

In March, footage of a man exclaiming “Glory to Ukraine” before being gunned down in a wooded area sparked national outcry in Ukraine, as senior officials alleged that he was an unarmed prisoner of war killed by Russian soldiers.


Last summer, Kyiv and Moscow also traded blame for a shelling attack on a prison in occupied eastern Ukraine that killed dozens of Ukrainian POWs. Both sides claimed the assault on the facility in Olenivka was aimed at covering up atrocities, with Ukrainian officials charging captive soldiers had been tortured and executed there.

The U.N.’s human rights chief in July rejected Moscow’s claim that a rocket strike had caused the blast.

Also on Sunday, Ukraine’s energy ministry reported that close to 1,000 towns and villages suffered power outages that day, with hundreds of settlements in the west battered by wintry weather and others affected by ongoing fighting.

The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank, late on Saturday assessed that military operations have slowed down all along the frontline in Ukraine due to poor weather, with mud bogging down tracked vehicles and making it hard for lighter equipment and infantry to advance.

Even so, Shtupun, of Ukraine’s Tavria military command that oversees the stretch of frontline near Avdiivka, said in a separate statement Sunday that Russian infantry attacks had intensified in the area over the past day. In a Telegram post, he insisted Ukrainian troops were “holding firm” in Avdiivka and another nearby town.

Elsewhere, a 78-year-old civilian man died in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region after Russian shells slammed into his garage, the Ukrainian local military administration reported.
 

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Kyiv investigates allegations Russian forces shot surrendering Ukrainian soldiers
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Felipe Dana And Joanna Kozlowska
Published Dec 03, 2023 • 3 minute read

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials on Sunday launched an investigation into allegations that Russian forces killed surrendering Ukrainian soldiers, a war crime if confirmed, after grainy footage on social media appeared to show two uniformed men being shot at close range after emerging from a dugout.


The video shows the servicemen, one of them with his hands up, walking out at gunpoint and lying down on the ground before a group of Russian troops appears to open fire. It was not immediately possible to verify the video’s authenticity or the circumstances in which it was filmed, and it was unclear when the incident took place.


The Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s office on Sunday launched a criminal investigation, hours after the Ukrainian military’s press office said in an online statement that the footage is genuine.

“The video shows a group in Russian uniforms shooting, at point-blank range, two unarmed servicemen in the uniform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who were surrendering,” the prosecutor’s office said in a Telegram update on Sunday.


Kyiv, its Western allies and international human rights organizations have repeatedly accused Moscow of breaching international humanitarian law since it launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The Kremlin denies these allegations.

The video first appeared Saturday on DeepState, a popular Ukrainian Telegram channel covering the war. The post claimed the footage came from the front lines near Avdiivka, a Ukrainian holdout in the country’s part-occupied east where there has been fierce fighting in recent weeks.

The General Prosecutor’s Office on Sunday said that the alleged killing took place in the Pokrovsk district, which includes Avdiivka and surrounding areas.


“It’s clear from the video that the Ukrainian servicemen are taking the necessary steps that show they are surrendering,” Ukraine’s human rights chief, Dmytro Lubinets, said hours after the footage emerged on Saturday.

In a statement posted to Telegram, Lubinets described the incident as “yet another glaring example of Russia’s violations of international humanitarian law.”

Oleksandr Shtupun, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian military grouping that is fighting near Avdiivka, was cited by Ukrainian media as saying the video was “glaring confirmation” of Moscow’s disrespect for the laws of war.

In March, footage of a man exclaiming “Glory to Ukraine” before being gunned down in a wooded area sparked national outcry in Ukraine, as senior officials alleged that he was an unarmed prisoner of war killed by Russian soldiers.


Last summer, Kyiv and Moscow also traded blame for a shelling attack on a prison in occupied eastern Ukraine that killed dozens of Ukrainian POWs. Both sides claimed the assault on the facility in Olenivka was aimed at covering up atrocities, with Ukrainian officials charging captive soldiers had been tortured and executed there.

The U.N.’s human rights chief in July rejected Moscow’s claim that a rocket strike had caused the blast.

Also on Sunday, Ukraine’s energy ministry reported that close to 1,000 towns and villages suffered power outages that day, with hundreds of settlements in the west battered by wintry weather and others affected by ongoing fighting.

The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank, late on Saturday assessed that military operations have slowed down all along the frontline in Ukraine due to poor weather, with mud bogging down tracked vehicles and making it hard for lighter equipment and infantry to advance.

Even so, Shtupun, of Ukraine’s Tavria military command that oversees the stretch of frontline near Avdiivka, said in a separate statement Sunday that Russian infantry attacks had intensified in the area over the past day. In a Telegram post, he insisted Ukrainian troops were “holding firm” in Avdiivka and another nearby town.

Elsewhere, a 78-year-old civilian man died in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region after Russian shells slammed into his garage, the Ukrainian local military administration reported.
Investigating? They saw the video and the Russian who did it have already been identified.