Thanks GS. Now got Basic so I’m all set.
Long story short, usual shenanigans. Upgraded my system and wiped the saved password for BB Taojas account. Thought I had it written down somewhere but couldn’t find it. BB system doesn’t send PW reset emails so estarted a new account with a new name and good to go.
Parts 1-3 of really fascinating Prigozhin interview were posted earlier. Now got two more parts.
Part 4 wants firing squads for leadership and deserters. Expects they will eventually happen but only after major further defeats. 8’21"
Odd shout out to leading state TV propagandist at the end:
Volodya Solovyov is a great guy, but he can’t go beyond the bounds of his authority, so he is obligated to say what he says on the program.
Part 5 wants top leadership on spikes but Putin won’t do it. Gives convincing description of total corruption and total incompetence. Public not mobilized due to lying propaganda. Presumably to be miraculously fixed by putting him in charge of firing squads - but he really does make the case persuasively and much more passionately than liberals with the same diagnosis. 10’07"
I think he will be do quite well in the looming competition among fascists - and better armed than the others.
But sheds no light on “what FSB doing”. So also unclear what are his actual relations with Putin, Strelkov and people/creatures like Solovyov.
This story would make an interesting film script. Rich French actor and businessman who owns Vineyards around the world starts kissing dictator ass and takes citizenship for the tax breaks. Later the dictator starts a war and the actor now wants refugee status back in his country of birth.
Putin announced on national TV that Russia only lost 54 tanks during the Ukrainian counteroffensive. Oryx has identified 10 Russian losses. Not often that the propaganda is 5x worse than the known data.
Update on Velyka Novosilka as of 2:00 PM GMT Eastern USA:
overnight it appears that Russian forces launched a counteroffensive against the central thrust of UKR forces and and the northwestern one managing to halt Ukrainian forces bringing up 127th GMRD as QRF
Despite this however it seems that Ukrainian forces in this center thrust composed of significant elements of the 35th Mar BDE and on the right side of the river the 68th Jaeger BDE backed by elements of the 128th and 129th TDF are holding despite some Russian gains in Urozhaine.