Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

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I‘m surprised that the U.K. hasn’t supplied any Milan anti-tank weapons as that kit must have reached its “best before” date by now.

Still an effective system against IFVs, but it takes three blokes to move it and the operator is very exposed to return fire whilst guiding the missile to the target.

I think the French did, we supplied some Javelins (it’s replacement).
 
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Biden speaking up about Taiwan is it flaring up again

Biden says China 'flirting with danger' over Taiwan​

Wall Street journal did an interesting video about computer chip production and how if Taiwan was invaded it would tip the world into a recession as we'd lose the supply from Taiwan and maybe China if we imposed sanctions.

It would make the current chip shortages look insignificant and while we are trying to encourage production to come back to the West it will take decades to do so.
 
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23-May-2022 10:16:22 - *Former Foreign Minister of Austria Karin Kneissl Left Rosneft’s Board of Directors
23-May-2022 10:34:15 - *Former Austrian Foreign Minister Kneissl Leaves Rosneft Supervisory Board — APA

23-May-2022 10:48:23 - *Australian PM, UK’s Johnson Agreed in Call on Monday It Was Important That the War in Ukraine Did Not Embolden Other Countries to Undermine Global Stability — Johnson’s Office
23-May-2022 10:51:36 - *More Than 6.5 Million People Have Fled Ukraine — U.N. Refugee Agency UNHCR
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23-May-2022 10:31:36 - *Davos-Ukraine President Zelenskiy: We Are Gradually Pushing the Occupiers out of Our Territories
23-May-2022 10:32:28 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: The International Community Must Be Ready to Use Sanctions to Prevent Conflicts Not Just to Respond
23-May-2022 10:34:12 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: War Would Not Have Happened if Preventive Sanctions Had Been Applied to Russia
23-May-2022 10:34:32 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: Sanctions Should Be Maximum, and They Have Not Reached That Level yet, There Should Be an Oil Embargo
23-May-2022 10:34:57 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: There Should Be No Trade With Russia, World Needs to Set a Precedent
23-May-2022 10:35:15 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: We Need Complete Withdrawal of Businesses From Russia
23-May-2022 10:39:00 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: I Hope That at Lugano Conference in July All Countries Will Come Up With Offers for Reconstruction in Ukraine
23-May-2022 10:40:36 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: If Aggressors Lose Everything, Countries Would Lose Motivation to Start Wars
23-May-2022 10:40:54 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: We Need at Least $5 Billion per Month of Funding
23-May-2022 10:50:35 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: 87 People Were Killed in Russian Strike on Ukrainian Town of Desna
23-May-2022 10:53:13 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: Have Talked to Several Countries in Order to Establish Corridors for Export of Ukrainian Wheat, Grain and Sunflower Seeds
23-May-2022 10:54:15 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: We Are Talking About Using Baltic Sea Ports for Exporting Grain
23-May-2022 10:56:58 - *Ukraine President Zelenskiy: We Have to Export 22 mln Tonnes of Grain and Sunflower Seeds
https://youtu.be/3Y4oSgyceeU?t=1020

23-May-2022 11:24:59 - *Russia’s C.Bank Deputy Governor: We See Room for Further Rate Cuts This Year — IFAX
 
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Wall Street journal did an interesting video about computer chip production and how if Taiwan was invaded it would tip the world into a recession as we'd lose the supply from Taiwan and maybe China if we imposed sanctions.

It would make the current chip shortages look insignificant and while we are trying to encourage production to come back to the West it will take decades to do so.

Basically China would get the technical jump they want to be #1 and also be in a position to dictate based on technology (selling and restricting for political influence). Also for security Taiwan chips would be restricted from medium level security products such as telecoms switch gear.
 
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*Russia to Introduce the Ruble in Occupied Kherson Region — TASS.
https://tass.ru/ekonomika/14701891
'The map below is the latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 23 May 2022'

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23-May-2022 12:08:27 - *Russia's Putin: Transition to Rouble Payments Will Strengthen the Rouble
23-May-2022 12:08:47 - *Russia's Putin: Measures Undertaken by Govt to Support the Economy Have Had a Positive Effect
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23-May-2022 13:38:59 - *Russian C.Bank: Temporarily Eases Capital and Liquidity Requirements for Some Companies, Non-State Pensions Funds
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Probably Stinger missiles. They've not been made in years and many would be approaching the end of their shelf life as well. Raytheon I think it was were looking into restarting production of them, but the components used are long since obsolete, so they need to basically re-desing the missiles.

Just checked- it was javelins. Economist article, showing figures, is here:

 
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23-May-2022 14:16:43 - *Starbucks: Decided to Exit and No Longer Have a Brand Presence in Russian Market
23-May-2022 14:16:43 - *Starbucks: Will Continue to Support Green Apron Partners in Russia
23-May-2022 14:16:43 - *Starbucks: Will Pay Green Apron Partners in Russia for 6 Months and Assist Them to Transition to Opportunities Outside of Starbucks
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23-May-2022 14:23:27 - *Russian Rouble Extends Gains, Firms More Than 6% on the Day Past 59 vs Euro, Its Strongest Since June 2015
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23-May-2022 15:27:35 - *Russia’s VEB Development Bank: Fulfilled Obligations on Eurobond Coupon Payouts
23-May-2022 15:28:13 - *Russia’s VEB Development Bank: Paid Roubles As It Could Not Channel Funds in Foreign Currency
23-May-2022 15:33:54 - *Russian Minister of Industry Calls On BRICS Partners to Set Up Oil and Gas Refining Facilities Jointly With Russia — TASS

23-May-2022 16:15:00 - *Russian Finance Ministry: Russia Lowers Level of Mandatory Conversion of FX Revenues for Exporters to 50% From 80%
23-May-2022 16:15:00 - *Russian Finance Ministry: Move Is Possible As Rouble Has Stabilised, FX Liquidity on Domestic Market Has Reached Sufficient Level

23-May-2022 16:16:42 - *Ukraine’s Prosecutor General: There Are About 13,000 Ongoing Investigations Into Alleged War Crimes By Russia
23-May-2022 16:27:40 - *Italy’s PM Discussed With Bulgarian Premier Over Situation in Ukraine, Need to Tackle Ongoing Food Crisis — Draghi’s Office
23-May-2022 16:28:33 - *Ukraine’s Gas System Operator: Gas Supplies to Donetsk and Luhansk Regions Suspended After Main Gas Pipeline Damaged in Russian Shelling
23-May-2022 16:30:32 - *Western Official: Any Safe Corridor to Let Ships Take Grain out of Odesa Would Need Russian Consent
23-May-2022 16:36:54 - *Lithuania to Withdraw Its Ambassador to Russia From June 1 — Presidential Decree

23-May-2022 16:45:10 - *Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Is Planning an International Tour Soon —Sources
23-May-2022 16:45:22 - *The Tour Would Include Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan and Egypt —Sources
 
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Wall Street journal did an interesting video about computer chip production and how if Taiwan was invaded it would tip the world into a recession as we'd lose the supply from Taiwan and maybe China if we imposed sanctions.

It would make the current chip shortages look insignificant and while we are trying to encourage production to come back to the West it will take decades to do so.
I know the US recently invested $52b in making their own 5nm & 7nm fabricators in the US, one of the plants will be run by TSCM. Meanwhile Taiwan are working on 2nm/3nm projects.. basically whoever had their fabricators are the worlds number 1 superpower.. because of AI and weaponry powered by the worlds best silicon chips.

However... All of Taiwan's fabricators are located along the coastlines of the country, an invasion would likely destroy them.. if they didn't the Taiwanese would destroy them themselves.

Those fabricators prevent a china invasion, and ensure American assistance, not to mention if Taiwan is lost the US would lose naval superiority in that region of the world.
 
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*Austin, Milley Hold Pentagon Briefing on Ukraine — https://youtu.be/uUsr4GuGc7c
23-May-2022 17:36:02 - *U.S. Defense Secretary: 20 Countries Announced New Security Assistance Packages for Ukraine
23-May-2022 17:37:18 - *U.S. Defense Secretary: Denmark to Provide Harpoon Launcher and Missiles to Defend Ukraine’s Coast
23-May-2022 17:48:02 - *U.S. Defense Secretary: Ukraine’s Military Needs Long-Range Fires, Armor, Drone Capabilities
23-May-2022 17:50:38 - *U.S. Still a Ways Away From Any Reintroduction of U.S. Forces Into Ukraine — Top U.S. General
23-May-2022 17:52:17 - *U.S. Defense Secretary: Thinks Biden Was Clear That U.S. Policy Has Not Changed on Taiwan

More here w/ more details than I have: https://twitter.com/jseldin/status/1528777272223744001
 
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Looks like Lyman next one to take the brunt

From the linked Tweet - "Wonder if the people who ordered him into Ukraine will ever be standing in the dock…" - I think that is likely to be a resounding no - they'd probably attempt to launch nukes before it came to that.
 
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23-May-2022 17:56:53 - *Fed’s Bostic: Full Effect of Ukraine War Has Not Been Felt yet, Upward Price Pressure for Industrial Inputs Still to Come
23-May-2022 17:58:06 - *Fed's Bostic: Ukraine “A Big Additional Source of Uncertainty” for the Fed
 
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And people console themselves with the notion Putin is looking for an off-ramp.


I was listening to a podcast a couple of weeks ago with a Russia expert (can't remember who now) and he pointed out that Putin doesn't need an off ramp. Putin can say what ever he likes back in Russia and that will be the reality as far as media and the public are concerned, so the West looking to supply Putin with an off ramp is pointless, if he wants out he'll supply himself with one for the only place that matters to him, back in Russia.
 
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