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Biden Confirms Russia Used ‘Hypersonic Missile’ and warns Cyber Attack ‘Coming’

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On Monday President Joe Biden confirmed that Russia had launched a “hypersonic missile” at Ukraine, because Putin’s “back is against the wall.” Biden spoke just after the Kremlin claimed it had in fact used its missile to take out a Ukrainian weapons storage facility.

The Pentagon would not confirm the claim, but Biden said “they’re wreaking havoc on on the, on the Russian military, whether it’s their tanks or their helicopters or their aircraft.” ‘

“And if you notice, they’ve just launched their hypersonic missile, because it’s the only thing that they can get through without absolute certainty,” Biden said. “It’s, as you all know, it’s a consequential weapon, but with the same warhead on it as any other launched missile – it doesn’t make that much difference except it’s almost impossible to stop it. There’s a reason they’re using it.”

“And now Putin’s back is against the wall. He wasn’t anticipating the extent or strength of our unity. And the more his back is against the wall, the greater severity, the tactics he may employ” added Biden.

Biden spoke after a meeting with 16 CEOs to discuss energy, food and manufacturing. Leaders included those from ExxonMobil, Bank of America, ConocoPhillips, JP Morgan, Land O’Lakes, and Cargill Inc among others.

In the speech, Biden warned that Russia could bring about a cyber attack on targets in the U.S. “But look, today my administration issued a new warnings that based on evolving intelligence, Russia may be planning a cyber attack against us.”

“As I said, the magnitude of Russia’s cyber capacity is fairly consequential and it’s coming” he added. Biden did praise all American companies that made the decision to decrease business in Russia. “I’m pleased to see American companies stepping up and doing their part in what you’re doing in terms of donating to Ukraine, and winding down your operations without anybody requesting” he said.

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  1. David F Lambinus

    March 23, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Come on does anyone really believe thebshit that comes out of Joe’s mouth?

  2. Marianne Louise Garvens

    March 23, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    If Russia/Putin has such a ‘superior military’, then why can’t he beat Ukraine with conventional weapons?
    He knows he’s weak when it comes to strategy so he is left with excessive force and attacks on unarmed or inadequately armed Ukrainians.
    WHAT A COWARD!

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Report: Ukraine Sunk Russian Warship By Using US Intel

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Ukraine sunk the Russian warship Moskva last month using United States intelligence, according to a new report from NBC News.

“A guided missile cruiser carrying a crew of 510, the Moskva was the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet,” NBC News reported. “It sank on April 14 after being struck by two Ukrainian Neptune anti-ship missiles, U.S. officials said. Moscow said the vessel sank after a fire. The Moskva was the largest Russian warship sunk in combat since World War II. American officials said there were significant Russian casualties, but they don’t know how many.”

“The attack happened after Ukrainian forces asked the Americans about a ship sailing in the Black Sea south of Odesa, U.S. officials told NBC News,” the outlet added. “The U.S. identified it as the Moskva, officials said, and helped confirm its location, after which the Ukrainians targeted the ship.”

The news comes the day after a report from The New York Times revealed that the United States has provided Ukraine with intelligence on Russian military units that has enabled the country to kill multiple Russian generals.

“The targeting help is part of a classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine,” The New York Times reported. “That intelligence also includes anticipated Russian troop movements gleaned from recent American assessments of Moscow’s secret battle plan for the fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, the officials said. Officials declined to specify how many generals had been killed as a result of U.S. assistance.”

“The United States has focused on providing the location and other details about the Russian military’s mobile headquarters, which relocate frequently,” the outlet added. “Ukrainian officials have combined that geographic information with their own intelligence — including intercepted communications that alert the Ukrainian military to the presence of senior Russian officers — to conduct artillery strikes and other attacks that have killed Russian officers.”

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Putin’s Personal Cameraman Quit After Recording His Invasion Speech

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal cameraman, Ilya Filatov, reportedly quit his job immediately after filming Putin’s announcement that he would be invading Ukraine.

The timing of Filatov’s exit from a job that he had for over a decade led to speculation that he actually faced dismissal because of negative comments he allegedly made about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

However, Filatov “denies this version,” according to independent Russian news site The Insider, which is banned in Russia. Filatov claims that he quit because he “reached the ceiling in the profession” and that he was “tired of sitting in quarantine for many months,” which he was required to do to reduce the likelihood he could contract COVID-19 and infect Putin.

Filatov’s sudden departure from his long time role as Putin’s cameraman was part of a pattern of Russian employee exits following comments suggesting opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As explained by The Insider, “Since the beginning of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, one by one employees of Russian TV channels have been fired or left the frame. On April 21, Alexander Gurevich, the host of the One Hundred to One program, resigned from the VGTRK . Prior to this, anti-war comments on his behalf appeared under the episodes of the show on YouTube. In March, it became known that Zhanna Agalakova, an employee of Channel One, quit , and journalist Vadim Glusker quit NTV.”

The Insider also noted how Marina Ovsyannikova, an employee of Channel One, “broke into the live newscast for a few seconds with a poster “Stop the war! Don’t believe the propaganda, they lie to you here.” Before the action, she recorded a video message in which she condemned the actions of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine. On March 15, the journalist was fined 30,000 rubles. In April, she became a freelance correspondent for the German Welt.”

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