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Alarmingly Archbishop of Canterbury on radio4  BBC this morning

He Insists we are in it for the long haul as

Saint Augustus just  war or righteous war

These people are so sure they are right !

All war is Unjustified


Especially when you get a chance to apply critical thinking to causes of all wars if/ when get access to the facts , 



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Ukrainian shelling kills civilians in Donetsk – authorities

The strike also wounded two women and a ten-year-old boy, the territorial defense HQ said


Kiev’s forces have shelled the city of Donetsk, killing at least three people and wounding five civilians, local authorities said on Friday. The Ukrainian military fired ten rockets from a Soviet-made Grad launcher, according to officials. 


The shelling targeted the Kiev district in the north of the city, the territorial defense HQ of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) reported on Telegram.


Meanwhile, the DPR representative office in the Joint Center on Control and Coordination (JCCC), which monitors “Ukrainian war crimes,” said the strike killed one elderly man and one woman. Details on the third victim are still unknown. It added that the wounded included two women and a ten-year-old boy. 


The office also noted that the shelling had hit at least five residential blocks. Later in the day, it reported that Ukrainian forces had fired ten missiles from BM-21 Grad launchers. 




Footage from the scene published on social media shows several blurred dead bodies lying on the ground, as well as heavily-damaged indoor premises. 


This fresh attack comes just a day after another shelling of the city by Kiev's forces killed an emergency service worker and injured two more people, according to city mayor Alexey Kulemzin. The strike, in which 12 missiles were fired, damaged the city administration’s building, he added.  


Donetsk has been subjected to artillery and missile attacks by the Ukrainian forces on an almost daily basis since Russia launched its military operation in late February. That’s after years of sporadic shelling of the city since 2014, when the DPR, along with the Lugansk People’s Republic, broke away from Ukraine after Viktor Yanukovich, who had been democratically elected president, was ousted in a coup. Last fall, both republics, along with Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, overwhelmingly voted to join Russia in public referendums.



Ukainian Shelling Pounds Donetsk (filmed just now!!)



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14 Year Old Is One of 87 Donbass Civilians Maimed By Petal Mines Fired By Ukraine




*Warning: video contains disturbing/graphic scenes (...which Donbass civilians get no warning for before they are maimed or murdered by Ukrainian shelling).


Fourteen year old Nikita is one of nearly 100 Donbass civilians injured by Ukrainian-fired Petal mines. Nikita, who formerly did breakdancing & Mixed Martial Arts lost his foot after stepping on a mine.


As of November 28, 87 civilians have been maimed by these mines, incl. 4 children and numerous elderly. One of the injured died in the hospital.


***The number of civilians maimed by the Petal mines Ukraine fired is now almost double the number when I wrote this article in August...





Full interview with Nikita:









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Demining Donbass | Sappers risk their lives clearing Donbass from Ukrainian mines




Despite being banned under the UN Ottawa Treaty since 1997, thousands of anti-personnel mines litter the parks, streets, schools and homes in Donbass. Residents risk severe injuries and even death if they happen to accidentally stumble upon the tiny ‘petal’ mines.


A ‘petal’ mine is a pressure-activated anti-personnel mine. It’s small and hard to see, making it the ‘vilest’ mine. Ukraine was reported to have disposed of some six million of these petal mines it had in service. But that is clearly not the case as it has been using them to bombard residential areas of Donetsk, Lugansk and other cities of Donbass for months. Dozens of civilians who accidentally came into contact with the landmines have been admitted to hospitals in Donbass.


Emergency services, sappers and humanitarian personnel have been working hard to clear the neighbourhoods of the insidious explosive devices, while the Ukrainian army continues to bombard cities with the mines. Brave civilians help sappers to spot mines, some of them even learn de-mining techniques themself.


It will take years to remove all of the mines, according to some experts. The Ukrainian army uses Uragan multiple launch rocket systems, which are able to throw more than 4,000 mines at a time.


The documentary takes a look at the arduous mission of the de-mining campaign in Donbass. Victims of ‘petal’ mines talk about the injuries they received, while sappers describe their work on the ground and underwater.



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Is Russia running out of missiles? | Ukraine continues to shell civilians | Scott Ritter Show


On episode 15 of the show we are joined by Konstantin Sivkov, Russian military expert, geopolitician, military political scientist and strategist, Doctor of Military Sciences. Chairman of the Union of Geopoliticians, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences, 1st Rank Captain, Corresponding Member of the RARAN, Member of the Academy of Military Sciences, Vice-President of the Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences for information policy.

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