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Ukraine & GeoPolitics - Morning Report: April 21st, 2022

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I'm short on time, and there is a lot of information to be shared, so, excuse me if this article will seem somewhat messy.

The Money Talks

Focusing on what's going on in Ukraine alone is senseless. The time has come for the world to start looking at the wider picture. There's a reason why all Russian propagandists and "info warriors" are talking about "multi-polarization" and "De-dollarisation" now more than ever. I hold it true that the ongoing war in Ukraine is actually a proxy war against the USA. USD opposing union "BRICS" (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), will expand to Argentina, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico, and Turkey. They've expressed a strong desire to join the club. Of course, Israel is an indispensable factor (as a partner of both sides):

I assume Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran are going to join the USD-opposing union, as well. Here is an interesting article, titled: Saudi Arabia Considers Accepting Yuan Instead of Dollars for Chinese Oil Sales

Apart from crude oil-rich countries, numerous African countries have a tendency of supporting the Russian Federation, on both, paper, and on the frontline. For instance, Putin is "supporting" the Ethiopian economy, by employing their local mercenaries, and sending them off to the frontline:

On the other hand, the Guardian reports that Russia has deployed up to 20,000 mercenaries from Syria, Libya, and the Central African Republic. Rest assured, they're not deceiving you. Eyewitnesses, including Mr. Goncharenko, confirm! Syrian mercenaries have been seen in the area of Popasna (Donetsk region)

We've already found some cool banknotes in the pockets of the fallen RU soldiers:

Those people have nothing personal against Ukraine or Ukrainians. Rather, they see this conflict as it is: a war between the "West" and "East", even though both sides are controlled by the financial capital of the world: The City of London.

You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichsmarks, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency that determines the totality of life on this planet. - Network 1976

De-throning (through De-dollarization) of America has started a long time ago, I'd say even before WW1 when their banks have fallen into the hands of the international bankers, whose successors have taken $ of the gold and silver standard during the Nixon era, in 1971. JFK wanted to stop the fall of $ and we all know how that ended. I assume the "East" now feels as if they're strong enough (or, should I say, America has been devoured from the inside enough) to take over the world. Some of you may think "Yeah, well, Americans deserve it! Look at how many wars they've started" but if you think the world ruled over by the USA was bad, wait until you taste the bitterness of the "NWO", and communism.

The USA will implode. They're a far too diverse society to survive. I'm not saying one group is better than another, but I do claim those groups aren't compatible for unity. Indeed, peace is possible, but only if all sides are led by sane people who respect one another, and are not trying to impose their cultural, religious, and political values onto another party, which isn't the case in our world.

"How do you mean, the USA will implode? That's impossible!", actually, Civil War 2.0 has been planned for a long time. Numerous authors have tried to warn us about it, but we've been too busy listening to the MSM and watching Netflix. The USA will be de-throned via hyperinflation, which will give birth to mass civil revolt and unrest (which will justify martial law). That will start the civil war, and divide people beyond comprehension. African Americans will be told "It's the white man's fault", and whites will be told, "It's because our borders are opened". Groups such as "Black Panthers" will be "activated", and the hell will break loose, everything carefully planned, and controlled, of course, by the "elite".

I think that's going to happen in 2024, 'cause the Russian Duma (Parliament) has had debates about the American civil war 2.0. Members were openly talking about it taking place in 2024 (do they know something we don't?). One of the members of the Russian parliament who spoke about it was Mr. Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky, who recently passed away. Link to his speech: https://t.me/uacounterintelligence/3893

Vladimir Putin's ideologist, Mr. Alexander Dugin, published a book, called: The American Empire Should Be Destroyed

Meanwhile, Russia And China Are Leading A "New World Order", says the Russian Foreign Minister. Link to Forbes' article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/03/30/russia-and-china-are-leading-a-new-world-order-russian-foreign-minister-says/?sh=403c4a412756

I don't nor will I pretend that I understand everything. For example, I don't understand why Indian giants, such as Tata Steel and Indian Oil have turned their backs on the Russian big business. Yesterday, the Tata Steel (metallurgical giant) committee made a decision to end cooperation with the Russian Federation. A week ago, Indian Oil refused the offer of the Russian Ural-Oil, for the crude oil at a price of 35$ per barrel.

Articles:

India's Tata Steel To Stop Doing Business With Russia

Indian Oil Removes The Russian Urals From The Latest Tender

China has also turned its back on Russia, so to speak! The new freight train service (that bypasses Russia) from China to Europe was opened on Wednesday. The route traverses the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea via rail-sea combined transportation. The train will pass through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, and finally reach Mannheim in Germany, covering a total distance of 11,300 km.

"The new train service has improved transportation efficiency and saved transportation costs for enterprises. Under the current situation, it presents a new opportunity for our company to stabilize exports," said Jia Min, manager of an international logistics company in Xi'an.

In addition to the new railway system, the Chinese payment system UnionPay refuses to cooperate with Russian Sberbank, because they (UnionPay) don't want to be sanctioned.

The Moscow Times: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/04/21/chinas-visa-mastercard-alternative-backs-away-from-russia-reports-a77433

The Russian economy is also getting hit by the "NATO" members and their allies. Yesterday, the largest Japanese oil refined company (Eneos Holdings) refused to buy the Russian crude oil. Instead, they've made agreements with the suppliers from the Middle East.

Link to Reuters' article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/japans-eneos-buy-alternative-russian-crude-middle-east-2022-04-20/

Japan is not the only one, though. Germany will stop importing the Russian oil by the end of 2022, said the German Foreign Minister, miss Annalena Baerbock: https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/04/20/germany-stopping-all-russian-oil-imports-by-end-of-2022-foreign-minister-says/?sh=385fcbc132aa

We will halve oil by the summer and will be at 0 by the end of the year, and then gas will follow, in a joint European roadmap, because our joint exit, the complete exit of the European Union, is our common strength. - Annalena Baerbock

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia made the same decision: https://fortune.com/2022/04/06/lithuania-russian-gas-gitanas-nauseda-liquefied-natural-gas-latvia-estonia/

Apart from them, President of France Emmanuel Macron supports a full oil and gas embargo on Russia. He declared that his country is not dependent on the supply of Russian fuel and is fully supporting the embargo on oil and gas. He said it in an interview for France 5 TV channel. Macron also denied the claim that it was his initiative that postponed the embargo. He said it was another country that blocked the embargo, but he didn't say which one.

17% of French natural gas imports come from Russia.

7% of the country’s oil is also imported from Russia.

Should we expect the embargo on Russian oil, gas, and coal? Let me know what you think!

Ukraine has asked G7 for $50 billion to cover the budget deficit, says a senior official: https://www.reuters.com/world/ukraine-has-asked-g7-50-bln-cover-budget-deficit-says-senior-official-2022-04-17/

G7 finance ministers pledge more than $24 billion to Ukraine: https://www.reuters.com/world/g7-finance-ministers-pledge-more-than-24-bln-ukraine-2022-04-20/

Oleksiy Arestovych (who currently serves as a Ukrainian presidential adviser) urges west-Ukrainian small and medium-sized businesses to go back to work, to avoid bankruptcy. The Ukrainian economy might shrink as much as 50% this year: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/10/ukraine-economy-gdp-russia-invasion-world-bank-forecast

I assume the financial questions have been covered decently. Let's move on to the:

Frontline News

First things first; Mariupol! Yesterday's deal regarding the evacuation of women, children, and the elderly failed. Our bus drivers were waiting for permission to enter Mariupol, but the Russian leadership failed to ensure a ceasefire, says the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, miss Iryna Vereshchuk.

Hopefully, the evacuation will be accomplished today. Meanwhile, the commander of the 36th marine brigade, brother Sergey Volina published a video, stating: "Perhaps the last appeal of the Ukrainians from Mariupol". He called on politicians from around the world to act and save Ukrainians in Mariupol from genocide. So far, nobody responded.

Video (speech): https://t.me/uacounterintelligence/8194

Military and civilians are ready to evacuate from Mariupol with the support of a third party. Kalina, the deputy commander of the Azov Regiment, said that the defenders of Mariupol are ready to come out with small arms, pick up the wounded and take out the bodies of the dead to bury them. According to him, Mykhailo Podolyak and Davyd Arahamia expressed readiness to come to Mariupol for talks with the Russian side on evacuation from the city. The evacuation must be accomplished, 'cause there are approximately five hundred wounded soldiers in beneath the Azovstal, together with over a thousand civilians. They're being bombed with super-heavy FAB 3000 and FAB 9000 bombs.

People are currently taking cover in bunkers that were made during the USSR era.

Yesterday, members of the AZOV regiment and the 36th marine brigade successfully carried out an operation of saving almost five hundred soldiers from the port of Mariupol. All patrol police officers have been brought to the Azovstal, from where they'll continue to fight alongside AZOV & marines.

Zelensky: Ukraine is ready for any format of people exchange in Mariupol. He said that Ukraine was ready to exchange captured Russian soldiers and bodies of the fallen Russian soldiers for the civilian Mariupolian-Ukrainians.

NATO allies could be involved in the safe passage of civilians and wounded soldiers from occupied Mariupol, said Victoria Nuland, the U.S. under-secretary of state for political affairs.

Despite Russia's claims that it intends to protect the Russian-speaking people, we see that the main victims are, in fact, Russian-speaking Mariupol, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, etc. Putin cares only for the territory. He believes Ukrainian lands are historically Russian and wants to take them by force.

Luhansk: the head of the Luhansk region (Sergey Gaidai) said for CNN that 80% of the territory of the Luhansk region is under Russian control.

He called all civilians to evacuate as there are not a single safe city left.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Mr. Alexey Danilov, said that the big offensive of the Russian army on the Eastern Front has not yet begun. Russia has not yet launched a large-scale offensive in the East, analyzing the events of April 20th, experts do not see a massive offensive. As before, certain settlements are being stormed, and the Russian Federation is advancing in Rubizhne, Popasna, and Severodonetsk. At the same time, in the Zaporizhzhia region, a local offensive in the direction of Huliaipolewas not successful. Russian forces continue to build the logistics and command infrastructure that are necessary for a major offensive. They have not achieved any major breakthroughs and do not demonstrate the ability to simultaneously and successfully attack in many areas.

Arestovich: Russian forces are trying to advance from Izyum towards the south, in order to encircle our troops that are stationed in Severodonetsk. They're examining our weak points. All of their offensives which have been started during the night have failed.

Kremlin will announce victory if Luhansk and Donetsk get occupied, but their plans will fail. If they occupy Mariupol, we will abort all peace deals & talks.

"In the area of the settlement of Stara Hnylytsya, the offensive of the invaders was not crowned with success, as a result of the fire, the enemy suffered losses and withdrew." – The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Arestovich: members of the Russian unit that entered Kreminna have been neutralized.

Donetsk region: Marinka has been liberated. - General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

This is what the Russians are trying to accomplish (overly simplified):

The invaders were able to advance in the direction of Dibrovne, south of the temporarily occupied Izyum. This is confirmed by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"In the area of the city of Izyum, the Russian invaders used chemical weapons. The necessary tests have already been taken from possible victims." Deputy of the Izyum City Council of the 7th convocation, Mr. Nikita Karakai (announced this on his Facebook profile):

On Tuesday UN secretary-general urged to make a "humanitarian pause" in Ukraine! Mr. António Guterres urges Ukraine and Russia to make a 4-day humanitarian Easter truce from April 21 to 24, so that a number of humanitarian corridors can be organized. UN informs that it is ready to send humanitarian aid convoys to Mariupol, Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk during that period. Ukraine accepted, but the Russian side declined a proposal. Link to the speech of the RU representative at the UN council: https://t.me/Tsaplienko/6588

Former US ambassador to Ukraine said that it is more reasonable to accept Kyiv into NATO than to give security guarantees. The diplomat believes that after the bloody crimes of the Russians in Bucha, talk about the neutral status of Ukraine has lost all meaning.


Weapon Talks

Recently, numerous countries have promised to deliver weapons to Ukraine, including heavy artillery systems, and anti-ship systems. Pentagon Staff said we've received fighter jets and spare parts, but our leadership says, "No, we received spare parts, only".

Link: Link: https://insiderpaper.com/ukraine-receives-fighter-planes-spare-parts-to-bolster-air-force-pentagon/

Here is an interesting picture of MiG 29 being repainted to the Ukrainian camouflage:

Perhaps, that's one of a few remaining Ukrainian MiGs. Honestly, I don't know but there's no reason for the Pentagon Staff to come up with such lies.

The Netherlands promised to deliver the modern PzH 2000:

Those are German self-propelled howitzers. Germany promised to deliver ammunition (confirmed by Bloomberg).

Meanwhile, American military cargo airplanes are delivering heavy artillery systems, Kamikaze drones, helicopters, etc.

Switchblade (company) will transfer a hundred Quantix-Recon UAVs to Ukraine.

Link: https://ukranews.com/en/news/851280-kamikaze-drone-manufacturer-switchblade-donates-100-quantix-recon-drones-to-ukraine

Apart from the USA and the Netherlands, the UK, Canada, and Finland have also promised to deliver the heavy artillery systems.

The heads of the senates of the Czech Republic and Poland addressed the parliaments of all civilized states urging them to provide weapons to Ukraine.

"After visiting Bucha, Irpin, and Borodyanka, speakers are convinced that the crimes of Russian occupants in Ukraine are a genocide", - said Yevhen Perebyinis, ambassador of Ukraine to the Czech Republic.

The UK plans to deliver the Brimstone guided-missile systems.

In addition, Great Britain will transfer Stormer HVM-s to Ukraine.

Italy, Japan, and Romania promised weapons deliveries, but the details haven't been disclosed, yet. There are also NATO members, such as Germany, which prefer the details to remain secret. German minister of foreign affairs: the public hasn't been informed about military aid transfers we've delivered to Ukraine.

Norway will deliver a hundred French-made Mistral (short-range) anti-aircraft systems:

Kharkiv: Ukrainian armed forces received a new donation, this time from the Russians, who have donated 60 tank engines, R-73, and R-27 air-to-air missiles, 26 in total.

Czech companies will be repairing Ukrainian military equipment and vehicles:


Other:

Almost 2 thousand foreign doctors volunteered to help Ukraine. Experienced doctors from abroad volunteered to help Ukrainian doctors in war conditions. The Ministry of the health of Ukraine has already received almost 2 thousand such applications:

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (which has its representatives in the parliament) insists on changing the national flag of Russia with the flag of the USSR.

Link: https://mailbd.net/technology/is-it-worth-changing-the-flag-of-russia-to-imperial-or-the-flag-of-the-ussr-64108/

That's all for now. I hope you've had a good read. Take care! I wish you a splendid day.

Truly yours; Gemstone

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