The Daily Populous

Friday August 18th, 2023 evening edition

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The Russian commander of the “Vostok” Battalion fighting in southern Ukraine said on Thursday that Ukraine will not be defeated and suggested that Russia freeze the war along current frontlines.

Now and in the near future, no,” Khodakovsky, a former official of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, said yesterday.

“We can [though] enter a phase that is most unfavorable for Ukraine in its ‘independent’ state: a phase of neither peace nor war.

“Khodakovsky may be reintroducing the narrative into the Russian information space on behalf of the faction allegedly interested in freezing the war, although Khodakovsky likely has limited influence on the Russian leadership itself,” ISW said.

Khodakovsky has previously highlighted concerns about the Russian defense in the Donetsk-Zaporizhzhia regional border area, specifically relating to poor Russian counterbattery capabilities, heavy Russian losses, exhausted Russian forces, and a lack of reserves, ISW noted, and that he has previously called for an operational pause so that Russian forces could reinforce for future operations.

Khodakovsky is a former commander of Ukraine’s Alpha special unit of the Security Service of Ukraine.

Video of Russian soldiers hastily retreating on foot from Urozhaine and being devastatingly shelled with cluster ammunitions from Ukrainian artillery went viral. »

Video Shows DeSantis Pushing for GOP State Legislatures to Overturn 2020 Race

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The Florida governor also encourages viewers in states Trump lost to President Joe Biden to pressure their state legislatures to utilize the theory….

“If you’re in those states that have Republican Legislatures like Pennsylvania and Michigan and all these places, call your state Representatives and your state Senators,” DeSantis said in the clip.

A staunch Trump supporter when the interview was recorded, DeSantis has since stated he doesn’t believe Trump won the 2020 race. »

U.S. intelligence says Ukraine will fail to meet offensive’s key goal

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Ukraine launched the counteroffensive in early June hoping to replicate its stunning success in last fall’s push through the Kharkiv region.

Some Republicans are now balking at President Biden’s request for an additional $20.6 billion in Ukraine aid given the offensive’s modest results.

“They had a lot of time and they prepared them very well … and made it very difficult for Ukraine to advance.”. »

Next God of War Game May Already Be In Development

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The next entry in Sony Interactive Entertainment and Santa Monica Studio’s God of War series may already be in development, based on the latest information.

According to a job listing for the position of Combat Designer, developer Santa Monica Studio is looking to recruit someone with knowledge of God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarok (2022) combat systems, mechanics and enemies for the development of an unannounced title.

God of War Ragnarok is one of the fastest selling first-party games from Sony. »