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By John Helmer, Moscow

Paper tiger German tanks, delivered on the insistence of lame-duck Ukrainian politicians, will become sitting ducks on the battlefield, while the economic front of the war against Russia is looking more and more like the story of over-confidence and guile as told by Uncle Remus to generations of American children. That’s the one about Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit and the tar baby.

Who’s fabulating whom? From the Donbass George Eliason asks the questions.

Recorded overnight, tune into the TNT Radio interview starting at Minute  21:  

Follow George Eliason on Twitter.  

For battlefield background, read the Russians,  starting with the Moscow internet daily Vzglyad —and this analysis by Yevgeny Krutikov of the planning for deployment of the German Leopard tanks in the Ukraine.   

For the Vietnam War precedents for President Vladimir Zelensky’s future, and those of the Ukrainian generals, once the US military assessment prevails over President Biden’s family   attachment to the civilian leadership in Kiev, check this.

As the broadcast was under way, the news was announced in Kiev that Zelensky had sent police and secret service agents to search a house belonging to his longtime financier and leading Ukrainian oligarch, Igor Kolomoisky, and to humiliate Kolomoisky publicly in front of the cameras. The interpretation in Moscow of this show is that it has been ordered by US Government officials as a demonstration to the US Congress and NATO allies that Zelensky can be preserved in a non-corrupt state apparatus – and that the demonstration is fake.

Source: https://t.me/s/Slavyangrad/
Igor Kolomoisky at home during the search. Note the identifying SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) arm-band of one the troopers in the  house.

The Druzhba oil pipeline attack by long-range Ukrainian artillery on February 1 struck a pumping terminal which was not in current operation, Transneft, the Russian pipeline company, has announced. The damage assessment so far indicates no casualties, minimal site damage, and no cut of oil flows to Hungary. Read more here and here.   On the day before the attack, the Moscow daily business  newspaper Vedomosti   ran this backgrounder on the current destinations in Europe of the Druzhba oilflows.  

For more on Hungary’s protests against the Kiev regime, and the reaction by the Ukrainians, read this from Budapest.  

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