This is what it is to actually listen to someone in the ground in Ukraine, listed & under contract.
No time for stories and tweets, just cold reality.
Hear it because it's full of insight, we're lucky to even be able to hear this!
The Russian military will only respond to deterrence, they know that they can steamroll ahead with their superior artillery firepower and Superior air power and simply inch by inch meter by meter Village by Village crush the Ukrainian military's resistance.
As bravely as the Ukrainians have fought and are fighting every day, they simply do not have the hardware to stand up to the Russian army. This is why the calls for immediate and vast delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine is so critical.
Negotiations: The door should always be open absolutely, but the point is Vladimir Putin will only come to the negotiating table willing to back down, willing to compromise and give Ukraine and the West something we want, if he is facing loss, if he's facing deterrence, right now the fact that we have leaders, we have President Macron and Chancellor Schultz making phone calls to Putin calling for dialogue. This is feeding right into Putin strategy, any notion of saving Putin's face is farcical.
And honestly, when I heard Macron make this statement about not humiliating Putin, I had the sense that maybe it's about not humiliating Mr Macron.
He went on his very high profile diplomatic mission to Moscow before the war began, said, I'm going to sit down with Vladimir Putin and talk to him. Well, that didn't work.
Vladimir Putin has a much better measure of the men in high office here in Western Europe than our leaders have of him. He's been in this game for a very long time. He's much more experienced PsyOps and our leaders have zero experience in this.
This is a tactical weakness that Russia is also playing with Putin knows that the egos of our leaders can be manipulated for his aims. He also knows that the fears of our voters are for him a weapon he can use by spreading fear in the population. He can ensure that our Democratic institutions and leaders have to respond to those fears and the number one thing that our leaders in Western Europe would need to do to assuage those fears is having a clear conversation with the public with the people of Germany or France and all across Europe to help them understand why this is happening what Russia's strategy is and what we are doing to counter it but instead unfortunately, especially in the case of Chancellor Schultz. He walked right into the trap, and he spread the fear himself even further.
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Briefing Alert - in one hour
Damien Magrou, Spokesperson for the International Legion for the Defence of Ukraine (in person)
Key topic: International Legion’s achievements in the russo-Ukrainian war
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Between 2015 and 2020, France delivered state-of-the-art military equipment to Russia.This equipment has enabled Vladimir Putin to modernise 1,000 tanks, fighter planes and combat helicopters, and could be used in the Ukrainian conflict.
Facial recognition technology is being used in warfare for the first time. It could be a game changer in Ukraine, where it is being used to identify the dead and reunite families. But if we fail to grapple with the ethics of this technology now, we could find ourselves in a human rights minefield.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence has been using Clearview AI facial recognition software since March 2022 to build a case for war crimes and identify the dead – both Russian and Ukrainian. The Ministry of Digital Transformation in Ukraine said it is using Clearview AI technology to give Russians the chance to experience the “true cost of the war”, and to let families know that if they want to find their loved ones’ bodies, they are “welcome to come to Ukraine”.
Ukraine is being given free access to the software. It’s also being used at checkpoints and could help reunite refugees with their families.
Damien Magrou, spokesperson and Sgt. Glenna Manchego, combat medic Topics: legal status of foreign prisoners of war; why foreigners are fighting for Ukraine; achievements of the Legion; why Ukraine needs constant international support
Russian-English language translation of intercepted call & other materials from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, to improve understanding of the conflict for the broader Western audience.