North Korea is about to launch 12 million tickets with insulting images in response to balloons sent by South Korea
"The time for reprisals is approaching," North Korea said, threatening to respond to South Korean militants who threw balloons across the border and hung consumer goods, money or messages for North Koreans.
The 12 million tickets have already been printed, and 3,000 balloons are ready to be sent across the border between the two countries, according to the Pyongyang state news agency.
On the propaganda tickets are insulting images of the South Korean president, pictures of rockets being fired and slogans against the enemies of the communist regime in the north. This is an old tactic used by North Korean dissidents in South Korea to spread banned information across the border, such as the human rights situation and the truth about the Kim dynasty.
"The largest launch of leaflets against the enemy is almost complete," the North Korean news agency said, adding that Pyongyang's publishing houses and printing houses have printed 12 million leaflets and those in the provinces are preparing several million more.
Tensions between the North and the South erupted again in early June, after South Korean activists sent balloons of money and consumer goods to the North. This practice has angered Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of leader Kim Jong-un, who holds an important place in the Pyongyang authoritarian regime.
Kim Yo-jong has threatened to drop the non-aggression pact between the two Koreas and close the North-South liaison office. Subsequently, on June 16, Pyongyang allegedly blew up the liaison office between the two countries, according to South Korean media.
A powerful explosion was heard on Tuesday morning in the city of Kaesong, in North Korea, located on the border with South Korea, reports the Yonhap agency.
According to the quoted source, a column of smoke was soon seen near the industrial area of the city.
The South Korean state agency also reports, citing sources, that Pyongyang intentionally blew up the liaison office between the two countries.
The office had been set up two years ago and had not been used since January due to restrictions on the coronavirus pandemic.
Kim Jong-un's sister threatened to occupy the demilitarized zone.
Tensions between the North and the South have flared up for several weeks, with the North Korean army wanting to occupy the demilitarized zone, the BBC reports.
The reason is the sending of manifestos, money and even consumer products from South Korea to localities across the border.
Kim-Jong-un's sister ordered the army to prepare. "I feel it is time to break away from the South Korean authorities. Garbage must be thrown in the trash, "said Kim Yo-Jong.
The South Korean Defense Minister said that the armed forces have entered the alert, and the military activity in North Korea is closely monitored with the support of the United States.
Tensions between the two countries date back to the 1950s, during the Korean War, and there have been several periods of calm since then.
The demilitarized zone is a piece of land along the border between the two countries.
Vladimir Putin's seven-day war against Ukraine, which has resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties, tens of thousands of refugees and the attack on residential areas, has turned him into a pariah in the Western world. It is a change of attitude of proportions.
Vladimir Putin and his regime are completely isolated from the rest of the world, with his only "friends" being Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator of Belarus, and Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Not even Xi Jinping, the president of China, has clearly sided with Putin, being cautious.
Protests against the war that Putin has unleashed are taking place not only throughout Europe, Canada, the United States, but even in Russia. Although the Putin regime has arrested thousands more than 5,000 so far, they have continued to protest in St. Petersburg, Moscow and 40 other cities.
To all this is added the unprecedented financial sanctions, which have increased in severity with each passing day.
But most of all, Vladimir Putin is facing a new military paradigm, one he probably did not take into account and which he thought he could counter with the nuclear threat: the West has decided to arm Ukraine, 28 nations agreed to contribute lethal and non-lethal aid.
The decision by NATO and EU member states to send weapons to Ukraine has become an emergency following Russia's furious attacks on Kharkov on Monday, when dozens of people were killed, including women, children and the elderly, and hundreds more were injured.
Top facts that show that the Russian people can stop Putin's war
1. No one can keep a huge population, such as Russia, in ignorance and silence.
2. People are aware, thanks to the Internet and social networks, of everything that is happening in the world, in Ukraine, in Russia.
3. We read the opinions of journalists and other Russian citizens, and we feel on our own skin the horror of the war with Ukraine. Vladimir Putin is called a "murderer" and compared to Hitler on protest posters.
4. The mobilization at the demonstrations was done, as otherwise, on social networks.
5. "All we see is the agony of a dying man. Unfortunately, Russia is in agony, "Maria Litvinovich, a well-known Moscow activist, wrote in the Telegram.
6. Surprisingly, the opposition came from well-known figures, such as Ivan Urgant, one of Russia's most famous television comedians, who wrote on Instagram: "Fear and pain. NOT THE WAR ”.
7. Maxim Galkin, a television presenter and singer, said: “No, no, no: I have been in contact with my relatives and friends in Ukraine since this morning! I can't explain in words how I feel! How is that possible? No war can be justified! Not the war! ”
8. Among the protesters were Fedor Smolov, a footballer of the Russian national football team, the former football player no. 1 in tennis, Evgheni Kafelnikov, and Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta.
9. Hundreds of Russian scientists, intellectuals, academics, academics and journalists have signed an open letter condemning Putin's "attack" on Ukraine. "There is no rational justification for this war. (…)
10. It is clear that Ukraine does not pose a threat to the security of our country. The war against it is unfair and, frankly, pointless. Ukraine has been and remains a country close to us. Many of us have relatives, friends, and fellow scientists living in Ukraine. ” It is expected that these protests will continue today and in the coming days.
11. Little did he show a crooked motivation for the reasons why the war started, including his fellow citizens who consider him crazy, lacking political and economic discernment. In a meeting with Russian businessmen, Putin said: "What I wanted to say first - the most important thing, for all of you to understand - what is happening was a necessary measure. They left us no chance of acting otherwise. They created such security risks that it was impossible to react otherwise. All our efforts have come to nothing. […] They have created such risks that it is difficult to understand how our country could have continued to exist, "Putin was quoted as saying by CNN.
12. Russia has been living with Ukraine for decades, without risks or dangers to its security. It is not certain that Ukraine would have asked for and been accepted to join NATO, which would otherwise have reached "the threshold of our homes," as Putin says.
13. Anyway, there was still a long way to go. What interest would NATO have in seriously affecting Russia's security, in generating a world war, the nuclear event? No one. The well-being of Western peoples is not built on the prospect of destructive wars. Only Putin believes that.
14. Russia is not who knows what economic power, it does not compare with China, for example. It has a lower GDP per capita.
15. Russia's GDP is 50% of hydrocarbon exports, so it is totally dependent on global economic relations.
16. The ruble has collapsed, and inflation and the lack of basic goods in stores will soon be felt. All this is understood by the Russian people, who no longer take their information only from the leaders.
17.The sanctions imposed by the western partners of the EU and NATO, by America, will have consequences.
18. Banks and large companies in Russia will have their assets abroad, hundreds of billions of dollars, blocked, the currency being kept in foreign banks.
19. All economic entities in Russia can no longer be financed in foreign currency at all (USD, EUR, GBP, YEN).
20. Now, Russia's entire financial system is insolvent. - People and businesses will no longer be able to buy foreign currency.
21. Putin has a reserve of 5-600 billion dollars, but that will be exhausted soon, considering the costs of the war.
22. Price of consumer goods will triple in stores, and / or will disappear completely. Or they will be streamlined, they can be bought with cards. Will the Russians swallow something like that?
23. Even if they change the government in Kyiv, Russia will pay dearly, humanly and economically, for the guerrilla war that will continue for many years, as happened in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq.
24. Russia's population has also benefited greatly from globalization, the free movement of people, goods and ideas.
25. Many Russian oligarchs have businesses in Western countries that will be frozen. They have already lost about $ 50 billion.
26. Many young people and adults have friends in the West, virtual or real, from whom they learn about life in the country. Some are studying at foreign universities, they already know English and other languages.
27. In the age of the internet, of social networks, you can no longer keep people in isolation.
28. But to send thousands of Russians and Ukrainians to death for this reason can no longer be accepted.
29. Russia will suffer huge economic damage in the coming weeks and months. NATO will strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe, so Putin will "win" the opposite of what he set out to do.
30. The Russian people understand these perspectives very well, including the leaders who are now obedient to them. In the end, the people and even the Russian leadership, now obedient to Putin, will bring him down.
These days, since the beginning of the Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine, virtually all TV stations in Moscow use only certain terminology. For example, it only talks about the "special military liberation operation", while the word "war" is forbidden in the broadcast.
Also, in the news bulletins, the alleged purposes of the Russian army's actions on the territory of Ukraine are mentioned every time. This is also the case with the well-known Russian post "Pervii Kanal".
Another Russian television station, the same approach: no words about "war", only "operation" is pronounced. Russian journalists from NTV, in a Monday news bulletin, mention triumphantly and several times that several localities in Donbas have been "liberated", and the villagers would enjoy the peaceful life.
Here is another fake news broadcast in Russia: "Since the beginning of the operation in Donbas, dozens of localities have been liberated. From there, peaceful life returns. First, the authorities bring food there. For example, flour and bread were brought to the recently liberated town of Luhansk. And other products will appear there soon. It is also intended to solve the fuel problem. Our correspondent spoke to the inhabitants of the liberated villages ", claims the presenter of the NTV television station.
Recall that these days, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine demanded that Russian channels be blocked on European satellites so as to stop Russian propaganda.
This is all fake news. And the hope is in the Russian people, who have access to the internet, who see what is really happening and must act.
Putin complained about the Rainbow ice cream. The head of the Union of Women of Russia saw LGBT propaganda in it
The head of the Union of Women of Russia, Ekaterina Lakhova, asked Vladimir Putin to instruct Roskomnadzor to check the advertising of “rainbow” ice cream. This is written by the Telegram channel "Rise".
“Yes, we should not have propaganda. But today we have billboards hanging rainbow-colored, these beautiful colors. It seems to be imperceptible, with beautiful words. Or they advertise ice cream, which is also called "Rainbow", ”said Lakhova.
According to the head of the Union of Women of Russia, “rainbow” ice cream, like any other product with the image of a rainbow, “makes our children get used to the color, the flag, which was hung out at the embassy.
Vladimir Putin answered Lakhova’s request that if the pictures on the packages really “propagandize” homosexuality, then they need to be controlled, “but not aggressively.”
Formerly Inc. He said that a transgender woman from St. Petersburg sued almost 1.85 million rubles from the employer for illegal dismissal.