For the second day the horrific cannonade is continuing, as the missiles and arms stored at Ukraine’s largest arms depot in Balakleya, Kharkov Oblast, mass explode. Allegedly the wholesale destruction of the largest storage of offensive weapons in Ukraine began as a result of a fire. Ukraine military is being accused of creating the catastrophe.
Over 20 thousand people have evacuated from the nearby city of Balakleya. Locals continue fleeing in haste. Casualties are unknown, being hushed up by Ukraine authorities.
The infamous Balakleya arms depot stored weapons used to kill the people of Donbass. Fewer weapons left in Ukraine means fewer deaths in Donetsk and Lugansk. Among weapons stored at this facility were the feared Tochka-U and Grad missiles, which Kiev army had unleashed on LDPR.
The video below is a good quality compilation of footage shot from various vantage points. These are all eyewitness videos by locals from surround residential areas. At one point in the video you can see a stream of cars fleeing the exploding city.
In the end of the video, a male voice can be heard saying, ‘We must leave this country. This is the only correct solution.’
Radiation disaster in the making!
As a side note, the intel I receive is that Kiev army experiences a huge shortage of tanks and armored vehicles to attack Donbass.
To compensate for that, Poroshenko ordered to retrieve the old tanks and military vehicles once used by the USSR in Chernobyl remedial efforts and abandoned inside radioactive zone. Thousands of radioactive vehicles have been stored there. Now these are being repurposed by Kiev. Some are used as scrap, melted to manufacture new weapons; others are fixed up and sent straight to Donbass. Reportedly, a large percentage of the Kiev army ATO soldiers now suffer from radiation poisoning. Of course, the real condition and percentages of those affected are hushed up.
The newest worrying development: it appears Kiev decided to do the unthinkable – build a radioactive barrier between LDPR and Ukraine. Witnesses have been posting videos of Ukraine army hauling radioactive vehicles from Chernobyl and dumping them on the front line between LDPR and Kiev-controlled side. This includes heavy trucks and other machinery used by the USSR in Chernobyl remedial efforts. The result may be disastrous. All that radioactive machinery is moved through Ukraine countryside and cities, then maliciously dumped in E. Ukraine fields, possibly close to where people live and grow crops.
I want to reiterate and expand on my 2014-15 analysis and predictions for Ukraine:
The remnants of Ukraine, once a peaceful place I used to know years ago, is continuing on the road to self-destruction. I am sorry to say that for the territory we so far still call Ukraine, the worst is still to come.
Ukraine, formed as an integral part of the USSR, was always an artificial entity consisting of incongruent and mismatched parts. It could only exist in peace and prosperity under the strong umbrella and guidance of Russia and as part of a unified Russian state. Having acquired independence, it couldn’t deal with it. The breakup and rethinking of the future direction became unavoidable.
It would have been a lot better if the process of the breakup was peaceful and reasonable. However, the process of rethinking of the future of this South-Russian territory has to happen, whether we want it or not.
In less than 10 years time the name Ukraine (Ukraina) will become obsolete. It’ll happen gradually, probably several years into the future. Instead Novorossia and Malorossia will re-emerge, along with other long forgotten names, such as Tavria, Galitsia and Carpathian Rus. Most or all of these territories will rejoin Russia either as parts of Russian territory or closely-associated states.
I have extensively discussed Ukraine, Donbass, the unfolding disintegration and future prospects of these territories in several written Earth Shift Reports: ESR2, ESR3, ESR6 and ESR8. These reports can be read individually for a donation. Alternatively, all four Ukraine ESRs can be purchased together here: ESR Sets.
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Below is a video interview with expert, Oleg Chagin, Director of the Institute of Social Anthropo-genesis (in Russian). To summarize, he talks about a dire situation in Ukrainian army. Some in the army still do believe the Kiev propaganda that Russia is the aggressor against whom poor Ukraine has been fighting for two hard years. But many don’t. Meanwhile, the army as a whole has been demoralized to the core. It has been lowered to the role of a terrorist organization, bombing civilians and country’s own citizens, to boot. Some in the army, perhaps without realizing it, are in fact sabotaging orders of their command.
Chagin goes on to say that it’s impossible to divide Russia from Ukraine and vice versa. The tragedy is that many of the officers would have friends and comrades on the other side, aka, in DNR and LNR, or in Russia. They don’t want to fight against those they consider their closest people. He says that 40% of Ukraine army officers have not passed the lie detector test and are now subject to dismissal.
Yes, you’ve heard me right: Ukraine army now administers a lie detector test to all its officers. The main question asked is – what do you think? – whether Russia is the enemy and whether they would fight Russia with all their might.
Can you imagine the tragedy of these officers, who once signed up to protect their country, and who are now made to prop up a rotten foreign occupation regime, who have families they need to feed, who may not have any other profession on their hands and who, when eventually the war crimes tribunal is on, may be branded war criminals. From this perspective, those who get dismissed now because they’ve failed a lie detector test will likely be better off in the long run, when this junta is kaput.
Chagin also mentions the fact anyone with any sense has understood since 2014: if the Russian Army were indeed involved in Donbass, if Russia really did want to take over Ukraine, the whole thing would have been over in 1-2 weeks tops. By the end of this term, Russian Army would have been in Lvov (western Ukraine). To date, Donbass confrontation has lasted 2 years.
Chagin believes that the army is at the end of its tether and that it could turn against the Kiev regime at any moment.
Олег Чагин – военный эксперт, директор НИИ социального антропогенеза – о деморализации и деградации армии Украины, которую опустили о уровня совершения терактов.
I can add to this that IF Russian army indeed entered Ukraine, it would have been greeted as liberators in most of it; moreover, at the sight of Russian Army most of Ukrainian army would gladly change sides, the way it happened in Crimea.
In 2014, the very beginning of Ukraine events, I’d talked about the fact that Ukraine army would have a hard time taking orders from this Kiev junta, that allegiance to Russia and Russian tradition would take precedence. In Crimea, this is exactly what happened. Elsewhere in Donbass and Ukraine it was a mixed bag, but overall, there is evidence that this is the case in increasing numbers. However, frankly, I was hoping both officers and soldiers of Ukraine army would have more courage, dignity and honor than they’d shown so far. The fact that they meekly allowed themselves to be used as cannon fodder and terrorists within their own country just shows how much Ukraine has degraded in the past 25 years of ‘nezalezhnist’ (Ukr: independence).
Despite degradation, there are still plenty of those who refuse to fight, try to defect, or simply quietly sabotage orders. All of the above is extremely dangerous because the army is watched at all times by national guard and the right sector, who are given orders to shoot to kill, should they notice anything suspicious. Many cases are known when soldiers or whole companies tried to defect, but were killed en route.
When Crimea returned to Russia, only 2,000 out of 20,000 Ukrainian troops stationed there chose to return to Ukraine. They were all allowed to leave with their weapons. These 2,000 were relocated to Nikolaev. It is turning out that, having compared what it was like to remain in Ukraine, these officers are now defecting and trickling back to Crimea. Many of them have semi-legal status and no jobs, but they still prefer Crimea to continuing to serve in Ukraine.
A very similar situation is happening with Ukraine police. Many old police hands also didn’t pass the lie detector test (meaning: deep down they don’t really consider Russia an enemy and western Ukraine fascist Bandera their hero). A large percentage of experienced policemen were dismissed from the force. Some of them try to make their way to DNR/LNR, others to Crimea; yet others try to migrate to other parts of continental Russia. Some stay in Ukraine, and you can imagine how passionately all these people, skilled with weapons, wish Russian Army did roll into Ukraine; how much they are all itching to act!
My opinion is that, while the army is every bit as demoralized and fed up, it lacks organization and leadership to do something as big as mutiny. However, the longer this situation lasts, the more of the army this regime will lose. If not mutiny per se, there will be mass defection, which eventually may turn into all-Ukraine civil war of everyone against everyone, simply because there will be no place for these people in society, where there are fewer and fewer jobs. Most likely, 2017 will be the year of a turn around in Ukraine – and it won’t be pretty.
DNR and LNR military officials have been warning of the possibility of Kiev renewing its offensive on the republics as soon as the weather turns warm enough. Poroshenko can’t afford not to restart Donbass war amid worsening of the economic and social situation and in order to distract Ukrainians’ from political crisis, per analysts’ opinion.
DNR and LNR are warning that Kiev amassed 90,000 troops on the border and that attack is coming soon.
I agree that Poroshenko and some others in Kiev are itching to re-start a war. But as I had told you all before, I don’t believe Poroshenko has the guts to authorize an offensive. First, he gets huge pressure from EU to stay within Minsk 2 framework; EU won’t like it if he broke peace agreement that blatantly. EU/Merkel/Hollande , in turn, get pressure from Russia to pressure Poroshenko. They also get plenty of pressure from their own voters, business and farmers to lift anti-Russian sanctions.
In turn, Obama administration/Democrats get pressure from Merkel and Hollande, and from Russia. But besides that they have lots of internal pressure due to the upcoming elections. One wrong move and any hope for Hillary is gone. And US stooges in Kiev – Poroshenko and Co. – are bound to make lots of wrong moves.
I think that Poroshenko, as well as his US/EU handlers, are pretty clear that if they attempt another all-out attack on DNR/LNR, this time the republics will make sure they’ll liberate the entire Donbass, and perhaps, neighboring oblasts as well. As DNR’s Zakharchenko said, “This time we’ll counter-attack till we are in Kiev.” These are not empty threats. Previous attacks by Kiev resulted in Debaltsevo and Ilovaisk cauldrons, with tens of thousands of Ukraine soldiers dead or missing. Losses ratio was 1 (DNR/LNR) to 10 or more (Ukraine).
If Kiev can’t attacks directly, what can Ukraine do? Instead, they are attempting to provoke DNR and LNR. To accomplish that they continuously shell peaceful citizens and villages near frontline. The idea is to anger the republics so much that they lose their cool and begin retaliating, thus breaking Minsk 2 agreement. After that Kiev, US and EU get to blame DNR/LNR and, of course, Russia in violating cease-fire. If that should happen, Kiev and US will immediately demand new sanctions against Russia and attempt to vilify Russia and Putin yet again.
This is why DNR/LNR can’t respond to obvious provocations. The especial cruelty of the situation is in the fact that innocent people and animals suffer under shellings, with no recourse. All villagers normally keep a lot of animals, who are also forced to suffer under bombings. Those who left to escape the horrors of war were forced to leave their animals behind!
When will these poor people and innocent animals get justice? Why is the so-called ‘civilized’ world blind and deaf? Where are US/UK/Canada/Australia and EU when obvious violations of human rights are perpetuated by Kiev, Poroshenko, nationalists and ukro-nazis in power? How do they justify their continued political, financial and ideological support of war criminals in Kiev and Ukraine army, while the international tribunal is what they truly deserve?
This is the latest from Donbass, near frontlines…
Citizens of Zaitsevo village, located near frontline, are among many on DNR/LNR side who complain that as soon as OSCE monitoring mission moves to Ukraine side, Kiev army renews the shelling. In other words, Kiev military is quiet, seemingly observing the cease-fire while OSCE mission is on DNR or LNR side. Then, monitors call Ukrainian command to advise that they are leaving DNR/LNR controlled territory to inspect the other side. As soon as their cars leave, Ukraine army and ukro-nazis begin shelling residential areas, schools, churches and hospitals with renewed vigor.
Villagers all around DNR and LNR have been complaining about this devious scheme since the beginning of the truce. It appears, finally OSCE is beginning to pay attention. Head of OSCE mission in Donbass Alexander Hug announced that they would install a 360 view camera in Zaitsevo.
On video below a local DNR commander says that he has had a camera installed for a while, and this camera has registered violations by Kiev. But OSCE doesn’t seem to accept local video proof.
A sign of changes to come! OSCE finally starts noticing cease-fire violations, something they seemed not to see before. In fact, locals call them blind and deaf; anger against OSCE indifference and lack of accurate assessment in Donbass has been widespread. OSCE monitors have been playing games and some even accuse them of spying on Kiev’s behalf. Locals can’t explain in any other way the fact that Ukraine side aims so accurately as soon as OSCE cars leave an area. They in fact may not be spies – just EU stooges – but their curious blindness to obvious facts and certain unsavory avoidance of direct answers makes people suspect the worst.
The fact that they are starting to talk (finally) about installing a camera to register Ukraine army violations is a signal of what I talked about in previous article: EU is beginning to dump Kiev junta. The ‘flushing down’ of this fascist version of Ukraine has begun! (More in: Yatsenyuk Announces Resignation. Ukraine On the Brink? France Recognizes Novorossia?)
Videos below show how terrible this violent spring is in Donbass. It’s especially striking when you see destroyed houses and schools next to the blossoming trees. Videos are in English and Russian.
Zaitsevo local: They’ll begin shelling as soon as you leave. This man says that very few people are still left in the village. He miraculously still has water, but no gas and no electricity:
Shelling begins as soon as OSCE has left. April 12, 2016:
Old lady to OSCE’s Hug: We are preparing for Paskha (Russian Easter) but don’t know if we’ll survive till then:
OSCE plan to install a camera in Zaitsevo:
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22nd February 2015, city of Kharkov (North-East Ukraine), the Kiev regime occupied Kharkov Republic
URGENT STATEMENT OF THE KHARKOV PARTISANS re. the false flag terrorist act that claimed 2 lives, with 16 wounded, at the pro-ATO/ pro-junta rally.
Phillip Ekoz’yants, representative of the Kharkov partisans:
“This is an urgent statement of the Kharkov partisans. We, Kharkov partisans, leading a guerrilla war against the Kiev junta on the territory of Kharkov and Kharkov region, haven’t had hand in an explosion during a march of the ATO supporters on the 22nd of February, 2015. We, Kharkov partisans, didn’t plan and don’t plan to arrange our actions in places crowded with peaceful civilians regardless of their political views. We think that many ordinary Ukrainians are fooled by the mass media of the Kiev junta. And as we’ve stated many times, we will not put their lives at risk. Moreover, we have reliable information that the column of peaceful participants was blown up by order of Avakov [present minister of internal affairs of Kiev junta] in order to launch an anti-terrorist operation in the Kharkov region. Residents of Kharkov! One year ago, monsters, sadists and murderers came to power in Ukraine, which offer ordinary Ukrainian people in sacrifice in order to achieve their aims. And we all are simply like coins to exchange in their dreadful game. We will win. This was the urgent statement of the Kharkov partisans.”
I have seen this video statement in Russian on News-Front. Since most of my readers are English-speakers, I didn’t post it previously, being unable to translate for the lack of time. Many thanks to Satya for emailing me the translation – it’s very helpful. The translation is pretty accurate.
Philip Ekozy’ants is a singer/artist from Kharkov, who has been speaking up against Kiev junta since the beginning. Presently, he is in hiding as a warrant for his arrest has been issued by Kiev. Previously on FT we had a couple of posts from Philip, including his viral Appeal to the American People from a Ukrainian. You can find both posts here.
Reader comments such as Satya’s, containing decent English translations of any important Russian, German, or other materials on topic are welcome. They can be placed in the comment section, or you can provide a link in your comment (note: always explain what is in your link, bare links are not permitted on FT per BLOG RULES).
Note: I won’t be able to post everything – only those materials that in my view are important, good and true. This would really help me out as I’m only able to translate the most important pieces crossing my desk; yet, there is so much more I want to share with my readers.
Incidentally, our next post is the brand new Vladimir Putin’s interview with host Vladimir Solovyov. I have translated and summarized it: Russian Day of the Protector of the Fatherland: Vladimir Putin Interview.
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An employee of a military airfield near #Dnepropetrovsk named Alexander, came forward to reveal what he witnessed on the day of the #MH17 downing in Eastern Ukraine. The identity of the whistleblower is protected for the time being due to fear of revenge attacks against whistleblower’s family still in #Ukraine. The identity is expected to be revealed once family is out of harms way.
The whistleblower approached one of the leading and most reputable Russian newspapers, Komsomolskaya Pravda. Komsomolskaya Pravda was around well before I was born. After the breakup of the USSR, it rebranded itself, preserving the well-known name, and becoming influential in its new incarnation.
Initial video interview with whistleblower was taken by Editor in Chief of Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP) Vladimir Sungorkin and two leading journalists (that would be an equivalent of editor in chief of NY Times or Wall Street Journal taking this kind of interview). All three confirm authenticity of the source and evidence provided.
Interview, in which the witness told his story, was recorded by KP and shown on Russian TV.
Notice the dead silence around these massive news in Western MSM!
The Ukrainian whistleblower described what he witnessed on July 17, 2014: the airfield in question is a dual usage civilian/military airfield near Dnepropetrovsk. It’s presently being used as one of the military bases for ATO against Donbass – as a pad for war planes and helicopters. From here, daily sorties are flown into the Donbass rebel-controlled zone, in other words, into the area of the #MH17 crash.
That day, July 17, 2014, three SU-25 military jets flew out, one carrying air-to-air missiles. When the jets came back, missiles were gone. The pilot of the plane named Captain Voloshin looked very shaken and scared when he descended from the plane. Pilot uttered: “it was the wrong plane.” Later in the day, witness observed the following exchange between Voloshin and another pilot: “So, what happened to that plane?” “It was in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Ukraine military confirmed they had a Captain Voloshin, but denied Kiev junta planes flew sorties that day.
We will remember that this statement by Ukraine contradicts data released immediately after the tragedy by the Russian military: Russian radar registered a Ukrainian jet flying in the vicinity of MH17 at the time of the catastrophe.
Ukraine’s Snowden: Witness of MH17 interview by KP (English Subtitles):
It appears the pilot was given orders to shoot down a plane passing through the airspace he patrolled. The question becomes: was the pilot led to believe he was shooting at a different kind of plane? Was he deliberately misled into firing his missiles into a passenger plane in order to present Russia as aggressor so that to make EU change its stance towards adopting tough sanctions against Russia. Or was it something else?
It is clear who benefitted from MH17 catastrophe: USA and Ukraine, but USA – more than Ukraine. It is also clear who didn’t benefit from it: Russia and Donbass. The EU at large, and individual countries within it, didn’t benefit either.
I wrote about MH17 downing in several articles, which may be useful to review:
Especially pay attention to this one, which I wrote immediately upon first hearing about the downing in Ukraine (I don’t know about you, but for me, the first thought is often the truest one): Blatant #FalseFlag: #Ukraine Missile Targeted #Putin’s Plane – Hit Malaysia #MH17 Instead!
“It was a mistake, they got the wrong plane.” In this piece you will see the drunk Oligarch Kolomoysky, governor of Dnepropetrovsk where the airfield in question is located and whose air traffic control led MH17 into the war zone. Unsuspecting Kolomoysky confirms to the prankster he believes to be one of the leaders of Novorossia Pavel Gubarev, exactly what the new witness is saying: Pranks to Die For: US General Admits Help for Ukraine, Oligarch Kolomoysky – MH17 Downing
After the testimony was taken, whistleblower went through a lie detector test, which he passed with no problem. The conclusion of experts: he is telling the truth. Russian Central Investigative Commettee and KP confirmed that witness provided proof and documents which were undeniable.
Incidentally, the old Soviet R-60 air-to-air missile named by the witness has been decommissioned in the Russian army for quite some time. However, in Ukraine’s army it is still a staple. Russian authorities announced their readiness to share all the materials and details passed to them by the whistleblower with the international MH17 investigation commission.
MH17 witness passes lie detector test, Ukraine denies jet in crash area. Russia’s Investigative Committee has confirmed the claims by a Ukrainian, who said he witnessed the deployment of a Ukrainian warplane armed with R-60 air-to-air missiles.
According to Russia 1 TV channel this is suspect Captain Vladislav Voloshin:
This Russia 1 news segment shows him at 2:22 and 2:53.
This investigative news report also shows what kind of person Voloshin is: very ambitious and career oriented. At one point he was looking for a job as a military pilot in the West, asking for advice on how to go about it RUSSIAN(!!!) social media: “Military pilot is looking for a career in EU or US. Any advice?” – video proof at 3:30. At 3:43: exactly 2 days after the Malaysia MH17 Boeing downing Voloshin suddenly received Ukrainian Medal For Courage “for heroism in defending Ukraine” – date of award July 19, 2014.
It’ll be interesting to see how the EU and US will get out of this one. The usual? Pretend it never happened, disregard it, continuing the habitual anti-Russian propaganda?
As we know, to this day Ukraine, UK, where the black boxes were taken, and the Netherlands haven’t disclosed any meaningful details of the tragedy in Ukraine. Moreover, upon the insistence by Ukraine, countries that are part of the investigation signed a non-disclosure agreement. Signatories to the non-disclosure agreement are Ukraine, the Netherlands, US, UK, Australia and other EU countries.
Malaysia refused to sign this agreement, which essentially is the truth-gagging document. In conjunction with this, see my yesterday’s report on the latest Malaysia-related plane disaster: THIRD Malaysian Airliner Disaster! AirAsia flight QZ8501 Goes Missing!
To this day, Russia and Donbass are blamed for the MH17 downing. Let’s also remember that based on assigning the blame for MH17 to Russia, US and Ukraine managed to coerce the reluctant EU to push through the biggest and most damaging to EU and Russian economies round of anti-Russian sanctions.
I also want to draw attention to the curious fact that a large and influential country like Germany tried repeatedly to get its gold back from the US and failed. Germany wasn’t even allowed to inspect its gold properly. At the same time, a small country like the Netherlands apparently managed to get its gold back from the US simply upon asking. We also know that the Netherlands recently refused to give the Crimean Scythian gold back to its owner, the Crimean Museum. Scythian gold was taken out of the Amsterdam museum where it was on exhibit and transferred to an undisclosed location in violation of rules, which state that representatives of the owner-museum must be present during transfer.
How are the MH17, return of the Netherlands gold, and disappearance of the Crimean Scythian gold related?
Here is a logical scenario: The Dutch government is told that if they keep quiet about the real reasons for the MH17 catastrophe, which they are bound to discover in the course of the investigation, and if they sabotage the return of the Scythian gold, they can have back their gold stored at the NY FED.
Now, attention! As most specialists concur, foreign gold US is supposed to hold in custody for various sovereign countries at the NY FED is all but gone, or severely diminished. In order to fill gold deliveries on futures contracts, or to return gold reserves to foreign countries, US oftentimes has to buy gold in the open market. Hence the impossibility of fulfilling USA’s fiduciary duty of returning the German gold. How did Dutch gold get returned? USA had to BUY that amount of gold in the open market. In other words, it was a bribe to manipulate the Netherlands.
I want to stress again: there is nothing new about the manipulation by the US in order to pit neighbors against each other. In 2008, US manipulated Saakashvili of Georgia into attacking S. Ossetia. Georgia attacked S. Ossetia and killed eight Russian peacekeepers. Subsequently, US and Georgia manipulated EU into anti-Russian sanctions and anti-Russian Western MSM hysteria, painting Russia as aggressor. Just imagine what would have happened to Georgia if they killed any US military! Iraq was attacked by the US, destroyed, looted and hundreds of thousands of its citizens killed based on a false claim of weapons of mass destruction.
The 2008 Georgia conflict was pre-arranged in such a way that US puppet, Georgian president Saakashvili, was on CNN and BBC 24/7, proclaiming that big, mean Russia attacked little innocent Georgia. Proof to the contrary was presented by the Russian side immediately. It was ignored by US and EU. After EU’s own commission a year later confirmed that Saakashvili lied, and in fact it was Georgia that attacked first, NO APOLOGY CAME FROM US OR EU; NO WESTERN MSM APOLOGIZED OR RETRACTED THEIR ANTI-RUSSIAN STORIES.
I called the striking geopolitical parallels between 2008 and 2014 in one of my first articles about Ukraine crisis: Striking Geopolitical Similarities: Georgian War – Beijing2008 and Ukraine – Sochi2014. In that piece I also made some predictions, many of which have already materialized. The main prediction is still to come true. It is this: it’s extremely stupid and short-sighted to try to attack, squeeze and malign Russia to this degree. The long-term result it always the opposite the aggressor and liar anticipates.
These are some additional long-term predictions:
The present neo-con/neo-liberal elites will eventually lose influence everywhere in the US and EU. Large parts of Europe will get extremely disgusted with present governments. Not only Ukraine, but a number of other countries will want to join in Eurasian Union. Some countries will want to exit EU, unless EU starts behaving differently towards Russia.
US behavior towards Russia will lose them a lot of allies in the EU and around the world.
General tendency: Russia’s influence around the world will continue rising very year this decade. Russia’s reputation will continue rising in China, India, Latin America, Africa, as well as in certain EU countries, plus among thinking and reasonable people in the Anglo-American world. Reputation of the US will continue suffering, reaching an all time low by the end of the decade.
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