- Who needs an immediate ceasefire?
- Russia ends Ukrainian oil refining,
- Don’t forget, this is about Democracy,
- North Lugansk and Kharkov developments,
- Zelensky poll,
- Comments are back up, sorry for the downtime
As pointed out by Larry Johnson on his sonar21.com, the U.S. Secretary of Defense would NEVER call and ask Russia for an “immediate ceasefire” (according to CNN), if Uncle Sam didn’t think his Ukraine sugar baby rag doll needed it.
The ONLY people who EVER beg for an immediate ceasefire, are those who are losing, or whose “horse” is losing.
That’s all you need to know about all you need to know.
Everything else is just propaganda and media bullsh*t.
Bye, Bye, Miss Ukrainian Pie
Although barely any U.S. or European media mentioned this at all, the past week saw the destruction of the Kremenchug oil refinery, which the Associated Press—citing a Ukrainian official—conveyed was “not operational anyway”…..
…..So, no big deal! Right?
In recent weeks, the Ukraine has taken to disinformation regarding damage to infrastructure targets, to make Russia think that, hey, it’s all been destroyed, no additional / follow-up bombing needed, move along please.
Of course, the Russians are on to it.
The oil tanks at Kremenchug had been damaged previously, but the facility—as one of the Ukraine’s only three functioning refineries at the start of the war, and one of only two large ones—has just lost its production section thanks to at least six Russian cruise missiles.
This size of refinery would take years and hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild.
(As I’ve said many times, on its current track, the Ukraine will be destroyed.)
But hey, why believe the Dreizin Report? Instead, believe “your own lying eyes.”
Take a look at these gas station lines in the Kiev area, over the last few days:
Regional authorities say the gas will run out completely in a few days.
With the Lisichansk refinery also destroyed, and the Odessa refinery’s fuel tanks all well blown…..
…..the one avenue now for supplying the Ukraine (and its army) with ready fuel, is via tanker trains coming from Moldova.
As I’ve written before, these trains are loaded at the port of Giurgiulești, then moved over Soviet-gauge Moldovan track into the Ukraine.
Poland and Slovakia don’t use the same track, so sourcing from that direction is not an option, unless you want to transfer the fuel to a new train at the border—ridiculously time-consuming.
Russia has hit and possibly disabled one of two Odessa-region bridges used by these fuel trains.
In short, the “fuel line” into the Ukraine, is hanging on a thread, and fully at Russia’s mercy.
Send more Javelins!
“Why We Fight”, Ukraine edition
Incidentally, the second above video is stamped with the name of a Ukrainian independent news agency, Strana (“nation” or “the nation”), which was cancelled and banned by order of the Ukrainian state, last year.
Strana was the first “free press domino” to fall, before the Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council—with no constitutional authority or legal grounding, and with the outspoken support of the U.S. and UK embassies in Kiev—shut down three major, non-nationalist TV stations owned by opposition oligarch-politicians (one of them being the guy they later arrested and tried to exchange for the Azov in Mariupol—what a stunt!)
Strana has changed its Internet address and gone underground, and somehow, it is still functioning in some capacity.
I lost track of them just after the war started. They were the only readable Ukrainian news site in any language.
Thinking people might notice, it’s been two months since anyone in London or Washington has said that supporting the Ukraine is about Democracy blah blah.
“They” also haven’t mentioned “preserving Ukraine’s territorial integrity” in almost as long.
They’ve all said openly for a month at least, it’s all just about weakening Russia so as to keep the U.S. and its hegemonic bloc on top.
The Ukrainian nationalists are just dumb f*ck pawns, because U.S. soldiers and marines are too valuable, and the U.S. public (after Iraq and Afghanistan) doesn’t want any more land wars.
Hegemony is dirty business, but hey, Uncle Sam has the money to pay people to do it, just like I pay someone to pick weeds around my house, because I’m lazy and I have kids and I’m too busy writing this blog.
North Lugansk and Kharkov developments
(You’re all going to die!!)
Although there is clearly something happening, news of Russian and Lugansk advances in north Lugansk seems to have been heavily censored over the last few days.
Any censorship is understandable, as U.S. satellites would not necessarily be able to make out light infantry action, and thus, why give anything away? “Loose lips sink ships.”
There is word that Russian and/or Lugansk forces have entered Severodonetsk city in force.
The city is likely not as heavily garrisoned as Lisichansk. Substantial forces were reportedly withdrawn, some weeks ago, to plug other holes, although the garisson may later have been strengthened by the force retreating from Rubezhnoe.
As I mentioned in my last video, Russian and Lugansk forces are also reconnoitering and pushing forward north and likely west of Popasnaya.
There is still some kind of Russian bridgehead on the enemy side of the Severskii Donets river just west of Lisichansk.
(It is still unclear if there is any functioning pontoon bridge, or if the transport is exclusively amphibious.)
All in all, it’s likely that the first-line combat units have gotten ahead of the war correspondents.
The Ukrainian aerial photos of Russian blasted or abandoned (much of it, in fact, intact) hardware along the attempted ford near Belogorovka are genuine; this is Russian equipment.
Russia may have lost up to 150 personnel killed, to include, according to the most credible source, at least two officers at the rank of lieutenant colonel or higher.
More recently, the Ukraine’s “Big Offensives” between Kharkov and the Russian border, as well as west of Izium, have put on cement shoes, duct taped a tennis ball into their mouths, and sunk to the bottom.
You won’t ever hear about them again.
Back to Severodonetsk-Lisichansk, I’m sure this area had something to do with the pathetic ceasefire call to Russia.
There is now video footage available of a substantial Russian tank buildup around Severodonetsk.
Typically, they move in the tanks for an urban assault, only after the infantry is already well situated.
If the Ukraine suffers another annihilated “cauldron” here, a la Mariupol, not only will that wipe out some of its best forces, but the rest COULD start to crack, psychologically.
Also, before I forget… The Dreizin Report was invited recently to a Ukrainian position just west of Lisichansk.
I got a bit drunk and carried away, it was not my best moment.
They threw me in a cart and drove me off.
(I am embarrassed, please don’t pass this around.)
Nonetheless, I got my message across:
I am shocked, shocked and deeply saddened etc. etc. that there are thousands of Dreizin Report readers who still have not taken my Zelensky poll.
I need you to help me determine whether Zelensky is on drugs, drunk, or something else, in this video:
You can find the poll towards the bottom of my April 21st post, here.
INDISCRIMINATE SHELLING, WOOHOO!!!
Back in March and early April, we heard much about Russia’s “indiscriminate shelling” that was killing so many civilians.
Well, you don’t hear “indiscriminate” much anymore, do ya now?
Not when—with the Russians now far away from Kiev—it’s the Ukraine doing most of the “indiscriminating.”
Here’s a video of the bodies of three teenagers in Vladimirovka, Donetsk, who heard the siren but did not make it into the basement in time, before they were killed by a blast wave and/or shrapnel from a Ukrainian army bombardment:
Here’s a video of the Tekstil’shik market in Donetsk City, which was hit by Ukrainian army “grad” rockets.
Here’s a video of a residential area in Golaia Pristan’, Kherson, which was hit by a Ukrainian army Tochka-U tactical ballistic missile.
Here’s a supermarket that got hit in Donetsk city:
Here’s “live” Ukrainian shelling of what seems to be an empty field in the Russian (inside Russia) village of Solokhi.
And, then we have this photo of an alleged rape-and-murder victim (***CAUTION, HIGHLY DISTURBING, JUST IGNORE AND DO NOT OPEN IF YOU ARE EASILY BOTHERED, OBSESSIVE, OR MENTALLY ON THE EDGE ALREADY***) in a Donetsk village that has just been taken by Russian forces.
They say it was done by Ukrainian soldiers—I have no idea.
It could have been some psycho taking advantage of the absence of law and order during wartime.
Or, this poor lady just expired naked under her bed for natural reasons.
But, some United Nations official is now blaming Russia for old people dying “from stress” while cooped up due to Russia’s military presence. And we all know, if it’s a body, the Russians did it.
So, yeah, we’ll say this lady was a victim of brutal, blah blah Ukrainians.
The Donetsk Peoples’ Republic government says 570 civilians in areas under its control (this would not include “at the time” contested areas such as Mariupol), have been killed by Ukrainian attacks, mostly shelling or rocketing, since January.
I just checked the website of Human Rights Watch (HRW)…..
…..and there’s still NOTHING about any civilian deaths or abuses at the hands of the Ukraine.
Like it’s not even happening.
If it’s Russia, they say, hey, look at all these people who were killed DELIBERATELY by Russia.
With the Ukraine, it’s not even deliberate, it just doesn’t exist.
Of course, we know the “Human Rights Complex” is an agent of the Narrative and the Agenda.
They need to raise money to “keep the lights on”, and there’s no money to be had by saying that Ukraine is doing the same sh*t as Russia, because it’s a war, duh.
The money comes from “Upper West Side” (Manhattan) democrats who write checks to follow what’s trendy.
There’s no money in telling these people what they don’t hear on CNN, what they DON’T WANT to hear.
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The title of this post, all by itself, deserves an enthusiastic like.
Thanks for the laugh!
Haha thanks, I am still chuckling here myself.
Again thanks for your reports, your effort and time. Please, could you give your thoughts about what fait may await Kyiv, or more specifically, what you think Russia is going to do about it when it captures Donbas? Suppose, just for the sake of this discussion, that Russia has taken the whole region of Donbas and Kyiv, despite all the pressure, hasn’t psychologically given in. What do you think Russia is going to do about it militarily/politically or otherwise?
Many thanks in advance
I would take your Zelensky poll but I don’t know what he is saying. A translation might help. Or not. Off hand I’d say he is an actor playing the role of being drunk on power.
Hi Jacob, always a pleasure to read you.
Regarding the indescriminate, in FR/SP they didn’t provide any context to the conflict, only 1 radio mentionned the 13k people died in the Donbass due to shelling from Ukrain since 2014-> it doesn’t match the narrative.
Think about internationalize your content (have a look to the micro site I did; it can help)
what exactly is that Prokofiev’s intro from? Thanks!
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: No. 13 Dance of the Knights. This is NOT a clip from the ballet: https://youtu.be/lw6YwYLJBIs
Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliette
Putin plots mass shootings of unarmed civilians in USA! Since Columbine, Orlando, and now Buffalo VA. Boy, Putin has sure been busy! What long range strategy! What foresight! I’ll bet he inspired Waco too! Maybe the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one oh his dirty tricks! Can we blame him for Kennedy too? Was he doing this shit before he was even born? What an evil man!
Is it just me, or is it weird how, when something is happening in the world or in Washington that the powers that be don’t want us to know about or hear about, that that’s when you get a leak from the Supreme Court or a mass shooting in Buffalo about the same time? Also, concerning the guy in Buffalo, he was wearing one of those black sun’s that Ukrainian Nazis love so much. Weird right? Or is it just me???
It’s you. Soon you’ll be looking for crises actors under your be at night.
Allegedly he had Black Sun on the first page of his manifesto, and there is a photo of him with Black Sun patch on his chest. None of this is confirmed by the Ministry of Truth, and should be considered Russian propaganda intended to undermine support of the Democratic World for the Moderate Right Wing Extremists of Ukraine in their fight for freedom, equality and reduction of greenhouse gas emission rates.
thanks jacob, found you via the duran and your analysis is good and balanced. what you are reporting here on this post matches the majority of the russian channels i consider worth while following. I promise now to check in regular to read your posts and not just wait for vid updates via the duran.
Do you think it possible that Poland will send troops to Galicia, so they can take back what they consider as “lost territory” ? Perhaps they will have secret talks with Russia to get “permission” first to avoid being destroyed if and when they cross the border into NW Ukraine. You have to wonder what the Ukrainians would do if a second front opened up.
Poland ( the ultra right in power) day dream of bringing Lviv (lLwow in Polish) back into imperial fold. I doubt it would happen, international law nonsense will deprive them of that sweet prize.
Not if they’re sent under the guise of ‘peacekeeping’
Wondering if you have any opinion on what is going on in the metal factory in Azovstal…..with Turkey offering now to evacuate who is left…seems to me some serious NATO/west military people are down there….i believe this is a much bigger story than it appears……..
Yesterday I watched a business jet track from Istanbul up along the western edge of Ukraine and the flight information said it was headed for Moscow. Somebody’s talking and going first class.
You need to watch Rzeszov Airport In Poland and Bapha Airport and port in Bulgaria. So much Interesting air traffic meeting at these two airports.
And lots of British military aircraft in the area of that waterway leading to that port of Giurgiulesti. Even a fighter jet yesterday.
I agree. Russia’s decision to siege the plant and not storm it left the option open for negotiations with “stakeholders” – whoever that might be. Expect this unknown element to be factored into negotiations for anything/everything behind closed doors – including Finland and Sweden’s entry to NATO. Russia would be putting all sorts of pressure on Turkey and others to prevent entry or place conditions on entry etc to try and drag this out. Dragging out NATO entry may suit the US also who can then play games with Finland like Ukraine. Be funny if the stop gap measure of a UK/Finn alliance had to be called on – the yanks would sit back and watch the UK army freeze or get smashed.
Thanks for the reports. Down here in NZ our govt has said they will be our one source of truth. Hence why I take responsibility for the information I consume and only get info from MSM just long enough to get pissed of which takes about 2 seconds. The west has completely lost it we are ruled by the very worst of us I cant say the same about Russia.
Operator Z could have been acting the ‘high’ in the vid.
Mindf*ck is a large part of the ‘Media war’ on the mind as a denial of service attack.
Hi Mr. Dreizen I am really disappointed in you for your behavior with those brave soldiers defending democracy. You state “Also, before I forget… The Dreizin Report was invited recently to a Ukrainian position just west of Lisichansk.
I got a bit drunk and carried away, it was not my best moment.
They threw me in a cart and drove me off.” is no excuse when you are sacrificing those brave soldiers defending the British crown.
Let there be light — so appreciate your analyses —
Thanks for the various reports on the war fronts .Stay safe ,many thanks from this Canuck viewer
I just love these headlines and really accurate information. It’s quite refreshing, and your down to earth breakdowns makes it exciting to read. Looking forward to your next post..
sorry my english is not very good. I am Russian from Kazakhstan and we are closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine. Thanks for your analysis. finally, this is something without patriotic slogans and hysterics. real facts. You are interesting to read. in relation to Zelensky and drugs, there are indeed rumors throughout the former USSR that he uses them. And this dependence was formed before the moment of his presidency, during the period when he was an actor. There is a Russian proverb “no smoke without fire”.
Awesome commentary as ever. Thanks too for the warnings on the more gory photos, I am far too nervous to open those.
I wonder if the clip from the film “Zulu” is an authentic comment on the state of armament of the Ukrainian Army in the field right now. Did the latest British shipment of high technology arms to them include Martini Henry rifles that the British army wants to trade up from? Or perhaps the attempt to find former Soviet weapons around the world drew a blank so they resorted to buying the old weapons of empire that the Taliban no longer need now that Uncle Sam left them so much kit.
You really cannot beat Victorian stoicism though: the comment from the Colour Sergeant Bourne character sums up the futility of war completely.
Of course, those soldiers at Rorkes Drift ended up winning. However, their comrades not so far away at Isandlwana were pretty much massacred so the Drinzen Report warning ought to be heeded!
Thanks, Dreizin Report warnings must be heeded 100% always
Many thanks for your insights, Jacob.
No matter how much the MSM try to keep the knowledge out of the public consciousness, of the actual reality of the war on the ground (where Ukrainian troops are currently getting fed into an industrial woodchipper en masse), and as importantly, the atrocities to civvies and Russian troops committed by them, the truth will out, sooner or later.
With that in mind, and factoring in how important “optics” are these days to this pathetic emotionally-driven infantile leadership class we are cursed with? At what point will “the powers that be” decide Saint Zelly of Kiev has outlived his usefulness, and is better off a martyr (killed by the Russians, of course!). As opposed to an enduring embarrassing liability to all those Western politicians who, with great fanfare, kissed his ring?
It won’t be a conscious decision, it will simply happen with the next Narrative shift, the next drama in the saga. IMHO!
Strange that the UN is now very concerned now about Ukranian civilians being ‘cooped up’ in their homes and the stress that causes. They weren’t too concerned with cooping us up for two years, when we were unable to go out during the coof.
“Like it’s not even happening”.
Exactly so. As stated in detail by Harold Pinter in his Nobel Prize speech 17 years ago:
“It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.
“I put to you that the United States is without doubt the greatest show on the road. Brutal, indifferent, scornful and ruthless it may be but it is also very clever. As a salesman it is out on its own and its most saleable commodity is self love. It’s a winner. Listen to all American presidents on television say the words, ‘the American people’, as in the sentence, ‘I say to the American people it is time to pray and to defend the rights of the American people and I ask the American people to trust their president in the action he is about to take on behalf of the American people.’
“It’s a scintillating stratagem. Language is actually employed to keep thought at bay. The words ‘the American people’ provide a truly voluptuous cushion of reassurance. You don’t need to think. Just lie back on the cushion. The cushion may be suffocating your intelligence and your critical faculties but it’s very comfortable. This does not apply of course to the 40 million people living below the poverty line and the 2 million men and women imprisoned in the vast gulag of prisons, which extends across the US”.
– Harold Pinter, Nobel Lecture December 7, 2005.
Am I a bad person for laughing at the title?
Thank you for your efforts writing this blog. You clearly know what you’re talking about on the military situation.
I know that Pat Lancaster was the first one at school #25 was taken through shown uniforms and burned guns. The lady was found there. The man who was showing him what they left had been there. UN reports against Ukraine Nazi military and the government are named for crimes against humanity starting 2014.
I guess I don’t understand why anyone would want to wallo with the pigs. That have for 8 years taken pleasure in hanass crimes against the eastern region.. given the details in the UN reports against Ukraine military and gov since 2014. Maybe it’s just the fact my morals don’t allow for such things. To each his own. My family fought in WW2 . I have a deep disgust for Nazism ideology. Just like back then these Ukrainian military and gov use the exact same ideology. Even giving the Hitler playbook when. The foreigner get there. . Never understand.
All but one of the Generals has came back to life, oddly. Maybe they worked out how to came back from the dead in the bio labs Z and bidens company both own. That would be awesome. Thanks for the information.
A question please , watching videos of abandoned Ukraine positions in Mariupol , they are brimming with unused shells ,bullets missiles ect , and routine sheling and shooting of non military targets, shortage of ammo doesnt seem to be an issue , yet Ukraine keeps asking for ammo ? and are wooden boxes full of large caliber bullets a good thing to build up a machine gun position with ? Thank you
Thanks. (1) Bullets won’t explode like a bomb. (2) They have enough bullets, that’s not what they are asking for.
Is it possible that a lot of the weapons being sent with end user certificates stamped Ukraine will end up in Africa? The West has covered its back and if corruption in Ukraine is as rife as is documented they would make a perfect conduit into Africa. Ukraine knows all the routes and methods from when they sold vast amounts of their Soviet era weapons there in the 90’s and the 00’s. As you’ve pointed out in your coverage things are definitely heating up on the African continent and this would be a great way around arms embargos and the like. Thank you for your work.
Brilliant as ever , but…The title of this blog made me smile , however , I was not prepared for it’s potential lethality. I was reading it while drinking my coffee and than I came across lines :”In short, the “fuel line” into the Ukraine, is hanging on a thread, and fully at Russia’s mercy.
Send more Javelins! “:
I’ve almost chocked on my coffee , so , please , next time you are about to write something of that kind (unexpectedly funny) , put up some kind of warning , like you do for a videos and photos with disturbing content . Thanks ! 🙂
Jacob, Regarding your Zelensky poll, may I suggest adding another option: Smoking Hunter Biden’ s crack pipe. The one he left behind.
Great analysis on the situation in the Ukraine.Kindly do an in depth analysis of the so called “Ukrainian victory” in the Battle or Kharkov where apparently the Ukrainian forces “pushed out” the Russians and now reached the Russian border.
It appears Ukraine are coordinating it’s own version of the Phoenix Program, Kill lists, taking out unfavourable media disappearing people and of course the atrocities, wonder where they got that from?
Joe Biden and the Deep State are Luciferians Devils — For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
Biden himself is just an old putz.
“The Ukrainian aerial photos of Russian blasted or abandoned (much of it, in fact, intact) hardware along the attempted ford near Belogorovka are genuine; this is Russian equipment.
Russia may have lost up to 150 personnel killed, to include, according to the most credible source, at least two officers at the rank of lieutenant colonel or higher. ”
May I ask what makes you so sure of this? I mean, is it an analysis of the pictures or some other source of information? I read a guy who was asserting that a lot of older BMP-1s were among the wrecks and that they weren’t supposed to be in the service of the Russian Army anymore. Was he wrong?
I don’t know who to trust on the war coverage anymore. I really hope you’re right. Keep up the good work. I hate the irony that my tax money are going to destroy Russian economy, the country where my family members live. Thanks Biden.
How many of the civilians at Bucha died from artillery flechettes? What kind of coordination by officers does that imply if it was a premeditated event?
I don’t understand your question. What coordination what?
If artillery was used to kill the civilians at Bucha what kind of plan would that require?
It’s just shooting shells or rockets at where you think the enemy is. There’s no big conspiracy about it.
will the russians stop advancing once they have taken the east and south and hold a defensive line, only attacking if provoked. as putin said he wasnt interested in west ukraine , or will they take the lot ? great reporting as usual , thanks
They will probably go to the old Russian-Polish border before 1939.