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Jul 24, 2022 | 07:29 31 Canada is a textbook case of what happens when media gets bought-off. Nothing can be trusted, no information can be spoof-proof. We have the government filtering what we can see or hear just like Russia is supposedly doing. Are we communist? Tom, don’t give me the sweet freedom lecture. When you don’t have free press - you don’t have freedom. Reply With Quote

  • jazz's Avatar Jul 24, 2022 | 07:54 32 Tom, you should pull out the good book of Armageddon and have a read, because there are a group of people on this planet that absolutely believe a nuclear war can be fought and won. And a little hint, they aint from russia.

    There are 5 active genocides going on in the world right now. Yemen, Tigray, Sub Saharan Africa, Myanmar and Western China (uyghurs).

    Ever hear of any of those. Let me guess crickets all around.

    I am sure the pictures of organ harvesting and blasting Yemenis with Canadian weapons would be interesting to see.

    That leader of Myanmar was given some award personally by Trudeau when she visited Canada, then a few months later razed villages and sent a few million refugees fleeing.

    You are following the covid narrative again, getting news from the TV, when it takes like 2 sec with a search to find out the truth. Learn to use the internet. And that doesnt mean going on cbc website.
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  • Jul 24, 2022 | 08:00 33
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Canada is a textbook case of what happens when media gets bought-off. Nothing can be trusted, no information can be spoof-proof. We have the government filtering what we can see or hear just like Russia is supposedly doing. Are we communist? Tom, don’t give me the sweet freedom lecture. When you don’t have free press - you don’t have freedom.
    Since ‘Freedom’ is a conscious state of mind, and we were allowed to have this conversation here, now, we have the opportunity, for now, to make up our minds for ourselves, and teach our family and future generations Gods Grace and Mercy.

    It is increasing obvious, that the days of our Lord, with Grace and Mercy are coming to a close, (here in the declining West) …when they do silence us…persecution will take our lives, as is happening in Syria, Ukraine, China, Russia… Iran, North Korea, Venezuela…

    Blessings and Salutations as we speak the Truth, and live our lives in this astounding beautiful world we inhabit… in this present age!

    God Bless Canada 🇨🇦!!!

    Thanks to Agriville to allow freedom of thought and expression, very much appreciated!!! Reply With Quote
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  • fjlip's Avatar Jul 24, 2022 | 08:13 34
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Canada is a textbook case of what happens when media gets bought-off. Nothing can be trusted, no information can be spoof-proof. We have the government filtering what we can see or hear just like Russia is supposedly doing. Are we communist? Tom, don’t give me the sweet freedom lecture. When you don’t have free press - you don’t have freedom.
    Answer guys, WHY never a mention of Dutch and other farmer protests in MSM?

    That's enough evidence for me to doubt all they say and wonder what they DON"T say. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 24, 2022 | 08:15 35
    Quote Originally Posted by foragefarmer View Post
    Never put any words in your mouth, they were already in your post as other Posters have knowledge reading them as well.


    Your busy finger pointing at the West but, how many innocent Syrians has Putin's bombs killed in the last 10 years.

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  • Jul 24, 2022 | 09:08 36 Hey WEBER why don't you find a graph showing how many Ukraine civilians have been murder, fled the country, had their homes flattened, infrastructure destroyed, farm equipment stolen ete etc in the past 150 days by Putin's bombs never mind 20 years back.

    Add on

    Then you can compare that information to the amount of Russian civilians that have had the same atrocities done to them as by Ukrainian forces the past 150 days.
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    Jul 24, 2022 | 09:48 37 This argument is becoming circular again when the Putin lovers start to call out the US manoeuvres around the world but does it justify Putin? God no. Like get your head out of the conspiracy pail and think about the whole scenario here. Pre ww1 ww2 the Germans launched a fairly effective disinformation campaign to keep the allies off their back and allow them to go as far as they did. They had the ear of entertainers, pacifists, and government officials. Heck Edward VIII, Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford were big Nazis and were staunchly advocating against getting involved in ww2. Sure the truth is the first casualty in the war but anytime you justify Putin in Ukraine because of whatever propaganda you’ve been fed you’re no better. Reply With Quote

  • Jul 24, 2022 | 10:35 38 While I think the Russian/Ukraine family spat is just an excuse for incompetence of the world's leaders , I would like to know why we are funding or helping both sides?

    Sending the turbines back for Russia and sending billions to Ukraine.

    What happens if Putin and Zelensky are replaced with better people that can get along given their wealth of resources nd say a big "phuck you" to the western countries? Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 24, 2022 | 11:21 39 forge you prove our point with every post you make. you are only looking at one short sighted side. There are atrocities committed by your own goverment that you are turning a blind eye too or choosing not to bring the same leval of awarness. you only want the focus on bad Russia poor Ukraine your missing the whole point sir.

    also confused as to why you hate ppl like us trying to stand up for truth and what's taking place behind the curtain in cnd? Yes we have shades of freedom here... but day after day they are under attack and being eroded by idiotic policy. Why hate us for loving what we had and choosing to not wanting to let it go?
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  • Jul 24, 2022 | 11:35 40
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    While I think the Russian/Ukraine family spat is just an excuse for incompetence of the world's leaders , I would like to know why we are funding or helping both sides?

    Sending the turbines back for Russia and sending billions to Ukraine.

    What happens if Putin and Zelensky are replaced with better people that can get along given their wealth of resources nd say a big "phuck you" to the western countries?
    Bucket: the genocide and annihilation of a people, is a very poor description of a ‘family spat’.

    Since Russia did this to the Ukrainian people in the 1930’s… and obviously many descendants of those very Ukrainian folks (who were ejected from the Ukraine then) have blessed Canada with their ‘ blood sweat and tears’ … (lives) … you are asking me to justify Putins present day Ukrainian genocide… as a simple family disagreement?!? God forbid…

    No chance.

    The fear of God is the beginning of all Wisdom… and to love our neighbor as our selves, the needed ingredient for our earthly family to live in Peace…

    Ignorance is not Bliss… Eternal torture…awaits those who orchestrated these atrocities… after we humans graduate into the next stage of our eternal consciousness… should we choose that destiny…this is a horrendous outcome to greed and the fantasies of rich proud powerful people… who will be held accountable… no matter what heritage or nation they command their armies from… for justice and the law to be accomplished.

    Mathew 23:

    11 “The more lowly your service to others, the greater you are. To be the greatest, be a servant. 12 But those who think themselves great shall be disappointed and humbled; and those who humble themselves shall be exalted.

    13-14 “Woe to you, Pharisees, and you other religious leaders. Hypocrites! For you won’t let others enter the Kingdom of Heaven and won’t go in yourselves. And you pretend to be holy, with all your long, public prayers in the streets, while you are evicting widows from their homes. Hypocrites! 15 Yes, woe upon you hypocrites. For you go to all lengths to make one convert, and then turn him into twice the son of hell you are yourselves. 16 Blind guides! Woe upon you! Reply With Quote
    Jul 24, 2022 | 12:47 41
    Quote Originally Posted by helmach View Post
    forge you prove our point with every post you make. you are only looking at one short sighted side. There are atrocities committed by your own goverment that you are turning a blind eye too or choosing not to bring the same leval of awarness. you only want the focus on bad Russia poor Ukraine your missing the whole point sir.

    also confused as to why you hate ppl like us trying to stand up for truth and what's taking place behind the curtain in cnd? Yes we have shades of freedom here... but day after day they are under attack and being eroded by idiotic policy. Why hate us for loving what we had and choosing to not wanting to let it go?
    Was the US justification for invading Iraq any better than Putins justification for invading Ukraine any better? No. I think we can agree with that. It’s great that we live in a country where we can criticize and protest against what we don’t agree with for now. Sad thing in Russia you can’t do that. That is the difference. I think the freedom convoy no matter where you stand shows how our own government can become a totalitarian hell hole like Russia or Turkmenistan if we aren’t aware of our democratic responsibilities and fight for them when necessary. Also propaganda from our own government and nefarious actors can cloud our judgement. Maybe they are selling arms to Russia on the battlefield like some are stating and weird shit happens but it’s little stories like that which sounds like misinformation from Russia like that Ukraine is sending bio weaponized soldiers into battle. In ww1 we locked up a bunch of Ukrainians for fear they would cause trouble like we did to the japanese and Germans in ww2. Granted there were some Nazis and Germany supporters among the lot but did that justify wrecking a whole subset of our populations lives? It was fear and misheld ideas of enemies among us. That’s why you have to take a lot of this information with a grain of salt and be vigilant because who knows a lot of you guys they might come knocking on your door for what you post here. Reply With Quote
    fjlip's Avatar Jul 24, 2022 | 12:56 42 Please inform yourselves, this region has been in conflict more than NOT. This is nothing new, and will continue to happen.

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    Jul 24, 2022 | 15:27 43
    Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post
    Please inform yourselves, this region has been in conflict more than NOT. This is nothing new, and will continue to happen.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tail&FORM=VIRE
    In 2022:
    TEN Million Ukrainian people Displaced;
    $500Billion destruction so far of Ukrainian infrastructure;

    Bankruptcy of the Ukrainian economy;

    Loss of 50% of the agricultural capacity of one of the most productive agricultural nations per square mile on earth…

    This is a crime against humanity and the earth itself.

    To try to excuse the actions of the Russians… in 2022, as a simple matter of convenience… is as cruel as this atrocity itself.

    God have Mercy on us… for our Hard Hearts 🥰 Reply With Quote
    Jul 24, 2022 | 15:31 44
    Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post
    Please inform yourselves, this region has been in conflict more than NOT. This is nothing new, and will continue to happen.

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    You bet it has. When you were over ran by the Golden Horde and subjugated to their brutal rule and reprisals for hundreds of years while the rest of the world moves on you can understand why mongol tactics and thought rubs off on you to this day. Hell Mongolia has moved on. Gosh some of you are as bad as people reasoning why they voted for Romanow. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 24, 2022 | 20:53 45
    Quote Originally Posted by helmach View Post
    forge you prove our point with every post you make. you are only looking at one short sighted side. There are atrocities committed by your own goverment that you are turning a blind eye too or choosing not to bring the same leval of awarness. you only want the focus on bad Russia poor Ukraine your missing the whole point sir.

    also confused as to why you hate ppl like us trying to stand up for truth and what's taking place behind the curtain in cnd? Yes we have shades of freedom here... but day after day they are under attack and being eroded by idiotic policy. Why hate us for loving what we had and choosing to not wanting to let it go?
    Give me an example of atrocities Canada has recently committed resulting in 7 million people of a country having to flee their country, have had their citizens murder, school and hospitals flattened, infrastructure destroyed, anything that can be lifted stolen, etc etc.

    How many Russians citizens have been displaced or murder now or even since 2014 by Ukrainian bombs? And I'm the one "only looking at one short sighted side"? SIR

    Exactly what truth are you standing up for, Putin the dictator who is waging the genocide on Ukraine.

    As for your grade school comment of me hating you, it wouldn't be worth the effort or time. Reply With Quote
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  • jazz's Avatar Jul 24, 2022 | 21:32 46 Just so we can get forage up to date, US led wars of attrition since 2001 which Canada and other western allies supported have displaced 38m people. US led sanctions have led to the deaths of 50,000 children. 1m citizens died in the Iraq occupation.

    Cue the crickets again.

    Canadian made military vehicle kill Yemenis everyday.

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    Jul 24, 2022 | 21:44 47 abortions, native Americans experiments/missing ppls, residential schools, goverment corruption,cnd sanctions,medical fraud and the biggest lie and destroyer of lives, privat central banks and debt. uke/Canada... destruction all the same just diffrent forms of evil. no differents if it's a bomb falling on your head or a pen writing policy. chains are chains.
    cnd infrastructure it's also falling apart, in shambles and in terrible shape for a 1st world exporting nation. all the while you pay dam near 40% income tax for them to continue to print ungodly amounts of money to pay for a cold thus causing inflation but not forgetting to giving ukraine billions and last but not least using some of that last cash to pay/support bombing of poor innocent ppl around the world for self interests. it's not just putin.
    I also lock all my fuel tanks for fear of it being lifted ... guess what I live in sasky not uke!

    it's OK forge I'm fighting just as hard for YOUR future freedoms just the same as if they were my own. Let's try and put some love back in this beautiful world! and clean it the f uck up everywhere!
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    Landdownunder's Avatar Jul 24, 2022 | 22:43 48
    Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post
    Hmmmm....2 missiles shot down, where did they fall? Maybe into Odessa/

    Ports are mined? If Russians trying to get into the port, they won't MINE in front of themselves.

    Ukraine MINED the ports to STOP Russians.

    Also we heard Ukraine destroyed their OWN bridges N of Kiev to STOP Russian advance.

    First casualty of WAR is the TRUTH!
    Often used tactic in war time
    Dad often told me last 10 days of ww2 was rather chaotic especially when you were a POW Jerry’s torched and destroyed everything they vould
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    Jul 25, 2022 | 01:01 49
    Quote Originally Posted by Landdownunder View Post
    Often used tactic in war time
    Dad often told me last 10 days of ww2 was rather chaotic especially when you were a POW Jerry’s torched and destroyed everything they vould
    This is a pure betrayal by Russia, the US, and Great Britain of breaking the 1994 Budapest Agreement; when the Ukraine gave up its Nuclear Weapons [gave them back to Russia].





    Putin and Russia are 100% responsible for the cost of this war... and the US and Great Britain are responsible to protect the Ukrainian nation from this Russian present aggression. Reply With Quote
    Jul 31, 2022 | 01:13 50
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    This is a pure betrayal by Russia, the US, and Great Britain of breaking the 1994 Budapest Agreement; when the Ukraine gave up its Nuclear Weapons [gave them back to Russia].





    Putin and Russia are 100% responsible for the cost of this war... and the US and Great Britain are responsible to protect the Ukrainian nation from this Russian present aggression.
    Yahoo News
    https://ca.yahoo.com/news/estonias-p...223606146.html
    Estonia's prime minister has a message for the West: 'Don't worry about Putin's feelings'

    Michael Weiss·Sr. Correspondent
    Mon, July 25, 2022, 4:36 PM
    TALLINN, Estonia — Sitting in her office in Stenbock House, a well-appointed neoclassical building in the heart of Tallinn's medieval Old Town, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas wanted to discuss the last 80 years of European history. But she had only 20 minutes.

    An attorney by training and a former member of the European Parliament, Kallas was in a tenuous position when she met with Yahoo News on July 8, so much so that she nearly had to cancel her interview. "There’s a chance I won't be here tomorrow," she said, referring to the collapse of her coalition government days earlier and her round-the-clock negotiations to cobble together a new one, something she managed to do on July 18 after briefly resigning.

    Despite the turmoil in her own government, Kallas was intent on sending a message to the rest of the world about yielding to Russian demands on Ukraine.

    "I think a fundamental mistake was made after the Second World War," she said, sitting beneath a painting of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments. "While the Nazi crimes were widely condemned, the communists' crimes never were. So we see a strong revival of Stalinism right now in Russia. Seventy percent of Russians support Stalin, despite his having murdered 20 million people, despite the deportations, the prisons camps, war, everything. History books in Estonia were rewritten after communism, whereas Russians are still being taught the same history that we had to read during the Soviet period, which was total crap." Reply With Quote
    Jul 31, 2022 | 01:21 51
    Quote Originally Posted by TOM4CWB View Post
    Yahoo News
    https://ca.yahoo.com/news/estonias-p...223606146.html
    Estonia's prime minister has a message for the West: 'Don't worry about Putin's feelings'

    Michael Weiss·Sr. Correspondent
    Mon, July 25, 2022, 4:36 PM
    TALLINN, Estonia — Sitting in her office in Stenbock House, a well-appointed neoclassical building in the heart of Tallinn's medieval Old Town, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas wanted to discuss the last 80 years of European history. But she had only 20 minutes.

    An attorney by training and a former member of the European Parliament, Kallas was in a tenuous position when she met with Yahoo News on July 8, so much so that she nearly had to cancel her interview. "There’s a chance I won't be here tomorrow," she said, referring to the collapse of her coalition government days earlier and her round-the-clock negotiations to cobble together a new one, something she managed to do on July 18 after briefly resigning.

    Despite the turmoil in her own government, Kallas was intent on sending a message to the rest of the world about yielding to Russian demands on Ukraine.

    "I think a fundamental mistake was made after the Second World War," she said, sitting beneath a painting of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments. "While the Nazi crimes were widely condemned, the communists' crimes never were. So we see a strong revival of Stalinism right now in Russia. Seventy percent of Russians support Stalin, despite his having murdered 20 million people, despite the deportations, the prisons camps, war, everything. History books in Estonia were rewritten after communism, whereas Russians are still being taught the same history that we had to read during the Soviet period, which was total crap."
    ...""When I was in Paris, driving around, I saw all those monuments to Napoleon and it made me think: For a small country, war always means destruction, pain," she told Yahoo News. "But for a bigger country, it's not always so. War also means glory, new riches."

    Her allusion to France hardly seems accidental. Kallas has been an explicit critic of French President Emmanuel Macron's insistence that the West not "humiliate" Vladimir Putin, something she sees as a dangerous non sequitur. In a March 24 op-ed in the New York Times she wrote, "Putin cannot win this war. He cannot even think he has won, or his appetite will grow."

    "I keep reminding my colleagues who want to pick up the phone and talk to Putin," she said, in another unmistakable reference to Macron, "OK, fine — talk to him. But don't forget he is a war criminal. Right now he's stealing Ukraine's grain and threatening famine to get sanctions lifted. His state propagandists talk openly about hunger as Russia’s last hope. This is who you’re dealing with."

    The prime minister wholeheartedly agrees with historian Timothy Snyder’s argument that Putin doesn't require any face-saving concessions to withdraw from Ukraine. He rules in "virtual reality," she said, and because Russia’s information ecosystem is his plaything, he can pack up his army and go home whenever he chooses and dress up military defeat as a popular victory. "His people will believe him," Kallas said. "Don’t worry about Putin's feelings."... Reply With Quote
    Jul 31, 2022 | 09:06 52 "I think a fundamental mistake was made after the Second World War," she said, sitting beneath a painting of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments. "While the Nazi crimes were widely condemned, the communists' crimes never were. So we see a strong revival of Stalinism right now in Russia. Seventy percent of Russians support Stalin, despite his having murdered 20 million people, despite the deportations, the prisons camps, war, everything. History books in Estonia were rewritten after communism, whereas Russians are still being taught the same history that we had to read during the Soviet period, which was total crap."

    This to me is a great question about modern history that was never mentioned.
    Why?

    Because nobody wanted to stand up to them even today? Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 31, 2022 | 11:50 53 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62367356

    Oleksiy Vadatursky: Ukraine grain tycoon killed in Russian shelling of Mykolaiv
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    Oleksiy Vadatursky was worth $450m (£369m), according to a 2020 estimate by Forbes
    One of Ukraine's richest businessmen has been killed with his wife in "massive" Russian shelling of the southern city of Mykolaiv.
    Oleksiy Vadatursky, 74, and his wife Raisa died when a missile hit their home overnight, local officials said.
    Mr Vadatursky owned Nibulon, a company involved in grain exports. He had also received the "Hero of Ukraine" award.
    Mykolaiv mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said it was probably the heaviest Russian bombardment of the city so far.
    There was damage to a hotel, a sports complex, two schools and a service station, as well as homes.
    Mykolaiv is on the main route to Odesa, Ukraine's biggest port on the Black Sea, and has been hit repeatedly since Russia launched its invasion on 24 February.
    A Ukrainian investigator works inside one of the damaged houses in Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine. Photo: 31 July 2022
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    A number houses in Mykolaiv were destroyed in the latest Russian shelling, local officials say
    The region's leader Vitaliy Kim said Mr Vadatursky's "contribution to the development of the agricultural and shipbuilding industry, the development of the region is invaluable".
    Meanwhile, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's office, said he believed Russia had deliberately targeted the businessman.
    Mykhailo Podolyak said one of the missiles hit the businessman's bedroom, adding that this "leaves no doubt" it was being guided.
    Nibulon has built many storage facilities and other infrastructure for exporting grain. Reply With Quote
    Aug 1, 2022 | 01:01 54
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62367356

    Oleksiy Vadatursky: Ukraine grain tycoon killed in Russian shelling of Mykolaiv
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    Oleksiy Vadatursky was worth $450m (£369m), according to a 2020 estimate by Forbes
    One of Ukraine's richest businessmen has been killed with his wife in "massive" Russian shelling of the southern city of Mykolaiv.
    Oleksiy Vadatursky, 74, and his wife Raisa died when a missile hit their home overnight, local officials said.
    Mr Vadatursky owned Nibulon, a company involved in grain exports. He had also received the "Hero of Ukraine" award.
    Mykolaiv mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said it was probably the heaviest Russian bombardment of the city so far.
    There was damage to a hotel, a sports complex, two schools and a service station, as well as homes.
    Mykolaiv is on the main route to Odesa, Ukraine's biggest port on the Black Sea, and has been hit repeatedly since Russia launched its invasion on 24 February.
    A Ukrainian investigator works inside one of the damaged houses in Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine. Photo: 31 July 2022
    IMAGE SOURCE, MYKOLAIV REGIONAL PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
    Image caption,
    A number houses in Mykolaiv were destroyed in the latest Russian shelling, local officials say
    The region's leader Vitaliy Kim said Mr Vadatursky's "contribution to the development of the agricultural and shipbuilding industry, the development of the region is invaluable".
    Meanwhile, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's office, said he believed Russia had deliberately targeted the businessman.
    Mykhailo Podolyak said one of the missiles hit the businessman's bedroom, adding that this "leaves no doubt" it was being guided.
    Nibulon has built many storage facilities and other infrastructure for exporting grain.
    https://ca.yahoo.com/news/putin-mana...001435311.html

    The Daily Beast
    Putin’s Managed to Enrage His Last Supporters in Ukraine
    Anna Nemtsova
    Sun, July 31, 2022, 6:14 PM

    Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty
    ODESA, Ukraine—Russia has been bombarding the seaside city of Odesa since the earliest days of its war in Ukraine—but the critical grain port has become a symbol of ongoing local resistance, where even former pro-Russian stalwarts are now embracing Ukrainian patriotism.

    “The longer the war goes on, fewer people sympathize with Russia in Ukraine. Those who spoke Russian in everyday life, switch to Ukrainian,” a long-time observer of Ukraine’s politics, Yevgeny Kisilyev, told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. “Even the most openly pro-Russian politicians, including Odesa’s mayor … have turned into passionate enemies of [Russian president Vladimir] Putin’s regime.”

    Odesa, with its huge grain storage and shipping resources, is a much-desired target for Moscow. Russian missiles have been destroying the city since the first days of the war. In March and April, missiles killed dozens of civilians, including a three-month-old baby girl, Kira Glodan, her mother, and her grandmother.

    The tragedy angered Odesa but the massacre did not stop. On July 1, one of the missiles hit an apartment block in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, killing 19 people. Weeks later, on July 20, “Russia fired eight missiles that cost millions of dollars, which our forces brought down along with a Russian drone,” Natalya Humeniuk, spokeswoman of the South Defense forces, told The Daily Beast in an interview last week.

    Russia Accused of Blowing up POW Camp Killing 50+ to Cover Up Their War Crimes

    The relentless attacks from Russia have hardened local sentiments against Putin. “During the first week of the war, Odesa’s mayor, Gennady Trukhanov—who many believed had a Russian passport—said nothing against Moscow,” local activist Julia Grodetskaya told The Daily Beast. “So concerned citizens consolidated, and patriotic volunteers worked hard on the city’s defense. Their actions, and constant Russian violence, changed the leadership and made local authorities more patriotic," she said, adding that now, “all former pro-Russian Odesans are ready to defend our city.”...

    kraine is preparing to ship 16 vessels full of grain to the Turkish port of Izmir ending a long economic drought for the city. Odessens were watching the smooth and bare Black Sea on Sunday. The first vessel with grain is scheduled to leave on Monday but many fear Russia might strike at the ships in spite of Moscow’s agreements with Turkey. “Our favorite sea is like a battle field,” Dmitro Botskevsky, a retired skipper, told The Daily Beast. “Our military drone attacked Russian fleet’s headquarters today in Sevastopol, there are concerns about the safety of the passage for the grain, of course.”

    Meet the Putin Lovers Who Want Him to Invade Their Country

    Local defense volunteers—led by the Yacht Club’s director, Albert Kobakov—grew more numerous as the war dragged on. Hundreds of activists joined. “When the war began, I came here to show that I am not going to surrender,” said local activist Maya Dimereli. She and Grodetskaya said that the biggest concern in the first week of the war was that the city authorities would betray Odesa and hand it over to Russia.

    The aftermath of a missile strike at Serhiivka village, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district, Odesa region of Ukraine on July 1.
    State Emergency Services of Ukraine via Reuters
    Instead, Odesa’s businessmen felt committed to helping their city. From the owner of a perfume store, Dmitry Malyutin, to the founder of a tourist company, historian Aleksandr Babich, the city’s elite opened their doors and supported the volunteers. “If not for our society, I am not sure how long our resistance would have lasted. Their self-organization is fascinating and time plays against Putin—he is bombing Mykolaiv violently but Odesa is his problem,” Sevgil Musaieva, editor-in-chief of Ukrainskaya Pravda, Ukraine’s legendary newspaper, told The Daily Beast. “Politically we are winning the war—the entire world is supporting Ukraine.”

    Thousands of volunteers also signed up to be soldiers in the territorial defense units, since Odesa was keenly aware of the threat of a potential ambush by Russian forces from Transnistria on one side, and the advancing Russian army on the other. Captain Humeniuk, an officer of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service and the voice of the administration of the defense forces in the southern region of Ukraine, told The Daily Beast that the city needed enough volunteers to fill one brigade—and instead got enough to fill three.

    So for the time being, Odesa lives in a state of wary hope. The chief commander of operations in the south, Maj-Gen Andriy Kovalchuk, has served in peacekeeping missions in Liberia and former Yugoslavia. Now Kovalchuk and other military authorities guard the city with care, explaining to its people why beaches have been mined and closed, and giving updates on the war twice a day. The city’s restaurants and café verandas are crowded, and although air-raid sirens howl several times a day, on any given day, a visitor can hear a band singing Ukrainian songs on the central Deribasovskaya Avenue, and jazz music playing in the garden of the Tolstoy family’s house.

    “We are going to win this battle, like we did World War II”, vows a Russian-speaking theater director named Anna, whose Jewish family went through the Nazi invasion. Before this war, she liked to say she had a “Russian soul.” But now she says: “Odesa, the first Hero City of the USSR, will win this battle too”—but this time, against Moscow." Reply With Quote
    Aug 1, 2022 | 06:28 55 Report's of the first grain ship leaving Odessa today. Reply With Quote
    jazz's Avatar Aug 1, 2022 | 10:32 56 This is for Tom who seems to have a skewed view of the news.

    Next week Pelosi lands in Taiwan against the express wishes of the Chinese.

    Is that not an unnecessary provocation?

    Pls tell us Tom what was the pressing needs for Georgia and Khasakistan to be nato members?

    If you are going to talk geopolitics then be informed instead of posting media talking points. Reply With Quote
    Aug 1, 2022 | 11:22 57
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    This is for Tom who seems to have a skewed view of the news.

    Next week Pelosi lands in Taiwan against the express wishes of the Chinese.

    Is that not an unnecessary provocation?

    Pls tell us Tom what was the pressing needs for Georgia and Khasakistan to be nato members?

    If you are going to talk geopolitics then be informed instead of posting media talking points.
    From all indications ;?Pelosi is not going to Taiwan…

    I have no influence on US politics, Chinese policy, yet these directly influence our grain markets and risk management decisions.

    The News is the news, I have no bias one way or the other….

    Putin is a War Criminal, a fact not a surprise… the surprise was he sent a cruise missile into a specific persons bedroom (killing him and his wife by assassination ) (who were critical to grain infrastructure and marketing in the Ukraine) that had no direct connection with the Ukrainian defences… (in fact which virtually guarantees a further escalation of this conflict) destabilizing of global grain markets…

    This increases the volatility factors in the grain trade, which is directly a commodity marketing component of decisions that we must face.

    On point, relative commodity marketing information…

    Blessings and Salutations

    P.S. Seems Crimea has become a major exporter of wheat/grain…now some 50x more than last year…

    Now Putin’s army has become major producers of grains and oil seeds from Ukraine, while Russian exports have also risen significantly … Murderers, Thieves, Torturers, Assassins, Not the kind of neighbors one would want to be calling themselves your ‘brothers’.
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    Aug 1, 2022 | 12:01 58 Then there is this:
    Bulgarian farmers are protesting against cheap grain imports from Ukraine. They decided to block the roads and land crossing points through which the grain trucks pass. Reply With Quote
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  • Aug 1, 2022 | 12:57 59 How is Ukraine going to ship 20 million tonnes in 120 days they just did 26k in one week? Reply With Quote
    biglentil's Avatar Aug 1, 2022 | 13:09 60 Pelosi has been spotted on her way to Taiwan!
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