Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:41 am

Vanuku Sends Troops into Great Jelbek Steppe
Elite Kingdom Forces will support Northern Khaganate Allies As Conflict with the Katonid Khanate Expands

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Self-propelled artillery units, such as the ones pictured above, have been deployed by Vanuku.

February 4405 - A division of Vanukean troops has been sent into the Great Jelbek Steppe to support the Northern (Jelbek) Khaganate in their conflict with the Katonid Khanate.

The Government confirmed that a division of mechanised infantry supported by Vanukean multi-role fighter squadrons and fast-moving mobile self-propelled artillery units had crossed the border - and more would be deployed as necessary.

The troops will play a mainly supportive role in training and drilling Manil II Khagan's men and defending key locations - although it is not known if they will be deployed on the front line in an offensive capacity at this point. Arms and equipment is also believed to have been shipped into the realm to support the war effort.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Rnúf Herlkasrmko Ashur said: "Vanuku has guaranteed the independence and sovereignty of the Northern Khaganate and any act of aggression against the Khagan's realm is seen as an act of aggression against Vanuku. Following the outbreak of conflict with the Katonid Khanate we have, therefore, been compelled to act.

"Our priority is to bring unity and long lasting peace to the Steppe. We believe that this cannot be achieved fully whilst an illegal and brutal occupying regime such as the Katonid Khanate still exists. Therefore, we call on those who back this regime, either overtly or covertly, to stand down and we call on other factions on the Steppe such as the Free Republic of Jelbania to co-operate with the Northern (Jelbek) Khaganate to help to bring this conflict to a satisfactory resolution for the sake of all the people of this great Jelbic nation."

According to World Congress reports around 5,000 troops have been involved in fighting along the poorly-defined border between the two sub-states that emerged out of the political disintegration of Jelbania. More than 10,0000 civilians have been forced to flee deeper into their respective countries as a result.

Vanuku confirmed it has also sent reconnaissance units into the western steppes to liaise with the various tribes there and to attempt to identify a larger unidentified force that had started to gain ground in the south and west.
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:21 am

Major Military Confrontation Moves A Step Closer
Vanuku advances forces in Northern Khaganate and mobilises new divisions

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Vanukean Z-35 fighter aircraft carry out a patrol close to the disputed border.

July 4405 - Vanuku has stepped up its military activity in the Northern Khaganate and put its troops closer to the engagement line. Several units of rapid fire self-propelled artillery, have been moved near to the border with the Katonid Khanate to provide what the Ministry of Defence is calling "overwhelming defensive or offensive fire, where necessary".

In addition, Z-35 multi role fighters are now carrying out around-the-clock low-level patrols near to the disputed border between the Vanukean-supported Northern Khaganate and the Deltarian-backed Katonid Khanate, while at least two battalions of mechanised infantry, using the new-in-service Salient IFV, have been given orders to advance closer to the front line.

The MoD has also revealed that it is beginning to mobilise several armoured brigades - based around the Cheetah Mark IV battle tank - in southern Vanuku, which will be deployed when and where necessary. Long and mid-range bomber aircraft have also been moved to airbases in the south of Vanuku.

The additional build up seems to have been precipitated by Deltaria's move to send troops into the Katonid Khanante - citing as the reason the need to protect $multi-billion railway and infrastructure assets currently under construction. However, the Vanukean government viewed the decision with cynicism and said it gave Deltaria a convenient excuse to defend the sovereignty of the illegal Khanate. Subsequently, Katonid troops were able to reclaim the border town of Nodgrad and look set to go on the offensive and cross into Northern Khaganate territory.

Minister of Defence Colonel Eksandr G. Anzlék said: "Given our tactical and strategic objectives, and in light of unfolding events, we felt it necessary to advance our position in the Northern Khaganate territory to assist in either offensive or defensive operations rather than just play a support role.

"A number of armoured units and bomber aircraft squadrons are also being mobilised to help us enhance our combined arms abilities and, in terms of the tanks, to provide fast moving devastating firepower on advantageous territory such as the Jelbic steppe.

"Let me be clear that while Vanuku now has the ability to advance quickly and effectively through enemy lines, our current rules of engagement remain the same - namely assist the Khagan, defend the integrity of his territory and broker a long lasting peace amongst the legitimate parties within Jelbania. However, we have the potential to change tack at a moment's notice should future events require it."

The situation in Jelbania has been further complicated by the advance of Zardic troops into the western territories of former Jelbania where various tribal factions are competing for control. A MoD spokesperson said that according to reports from recon units Vanuku had sent into the chaotic territory, rumours of civilian deaths following airstrikes appeared to be true. He said that the government would be speaking to Zardic counterparts to attempt to co-ordinate efforts in the west.
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:52 am

Vanuku Will Make Jelbanian Crisis Priority Topic at Majatran Alliance Summit
Kingdom delegation will push for condemnation of Katonid Khanate When It Meets with Pan-Continental Partners

July 4405 - Vanuku has confirmed it will be attending the Majatran Alliance summit in Romula, Istalia later this year - and will be making the Jelbanian crisis one its priority topics. Foreign Affairs Minister Rnúf Ashur said he, along with a senior delegation from the Government in Wiel, would be present at the event, which will look to shape the future of the Aliance for the 45th Century.

Minister Ashur said: "This will be our first summit as Alliance members and we very much look forward to attending and thank the Istalian government for organising the event. Clearly we will be making the Jelbania crisis a priority subject for the meeting as the situation there is destabilising for the whole of the continent. How aim will be to persuade alliance members to support us in denouncing the Katonid Khanate as an illegal sub-state and to work with us to bring legitimate parties together to discuss a unifying peace."
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:05 am

Vanuku Calls on the FRJ To Form Alliance With Northern Khaganate
Decision Is Key to Eradicating Katonid Khanate and Moving Towards Lasting Peace, Says Foreign Minister

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Armoured units, featuring Vanuku's main battle tank the Cheetah Mark IV, are now carrying out regular patrols.

July 4406 - Foreign Minister Rnúf Ashur has called on the under fire government in the Free Republic of Jelbania (FRJ) to act quickly and form a full alliance with the Northern Khaganate. The appeal will add to the mounting pressure on Premier Husn Mabek, whose decision to not enter into a formal pact with the Khaganate has led to 100 MPs walking away from his administration and forming their own breakaway party.

Minister Ashur said that the legitimate factions in former Jelbania needed to work together to ensure success in removing the "illegitimate" occupying force that controlled the Katonid Khanate in the south of the country.

War has now broken out between the Vanukean-backed Northern Khaganate and the Deltarian-backed Katonid Khanate leading to concern amongst the international country that the conflict will draw in the sponsor nations.

Minister Ashur said: "It is clear that both the Northern Khaganate and the FRJ have a common enemy - the Katonid Khanate, which is led by a brutal occupying regime and is aggressively looking to expand its territory. Lasting peace for Jelbania can only be achieved after this rogue sub-state has been removed and the legitimate parties can then work together to create a unifying government.

"That is why we appeal to Premier Mabek and his senior ministers to consider a full alliance with the Northern Khaganate and co-ordinate their efforts. We are already providing full support for the Khaganate and under the terms of a new alliance would extend this protection to the FRJ too."

The calls comes as Vanuku steps up its own patrols in the Northern Khaganate to maintain peace and defend the integrity of the regime. They now include armoured units, which have been deployed to provide a further combat presence and act as a deterrant against a Katonid invasion.

Meanwhile Vanuku has joined Cobura in criticising Zardugal for carrying out deadly airstrkes in the western tribal lands of former Jelbania.

Minister Ashur said: "We have attempted to open dialogue with Zardugal to understand why they felt this action was necessary and to work with them to ensure any future ooperations are fully co-ordinated. We have received no explanation and no dialogue over future co-operation.

"We can only conclude that this was a opportunistic operation based on no clear mission strategy and with no real regard for innocent lives. We, therefore, call on Zardugal to offer the international community a full explanantion and clarify its position."
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:25 am

Contract Awarded to Roll Out Superfast Broadband
Digital giant Vanutech Given Green Light for $350 Million Fibre Optic Installation in Border Regions

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Residents living near the Vanukean border, such as this dairy farmer, will soon be able to benefit from the super fast broadband.

February - 4407 Digitech company Vanutech has been awarded three major contracts to install fibre optic super-fast broadband to outlying communities in Vanuku.

The combined deals, worth around $350 million VM, will see Vanutech lay down cable to connect the remote towns and rural areas of Vanuku, fully linking the Kingdom onto the high-speed communication network.

Wiel-based Vanutech has revealed that average download speeds for basic package users will be around the 50Mbps mark, with speeds for super-fast package users starting at 100Mbps but rising much higher.

Areas that will benefit from the new installations include the southern stretches of Skalkárak and Mkldrekrnék bordering Zardugal and Jelbania and northern Skrovestes.

Dr Dnmai Btházrdrsme Kárak, Minister for Infrastructure said: "Vanutech has a proven track record in delivery super fast broadband solutions in Vanuku and around the world. Our aim is to replace the functional but slower ADSL-based internet connection and link all our communities to the super fast broadband network. We anticipate work will be completed within the next five years."
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:03 pm

Deadly Drone Strike Carried Out By Vanuku
Four "Saboteurs" Eliminated By UAV-fired Missile As They Flee Into Katonid Khanate Territory

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A Vanukean Pulsar 1 UAV, similar to the drone which carried out the missile strike.

March 4407 - The Vanukuean Ministry of Defence has confirmed it has carried out a drone strike killing four combatants on the Katonid Khanate side of the border with the Northern Khaganate.

The MoD said that a Pulsar 1 unmanned aerial combat vehicle (UAV) had successfully fired on a moving vehicular target using a single precision-guided missile, near to the contested frontier town of Nodgrad. The occupants of the vehicle, believed to have been industrial saboteurs, had been fleeing over the border with the Vanukean-protected Northern Khaganate when the strike was initiated.

However, the Ministry pointed out that the attack had not taken place beyond the 3 kilometre "red-line" zone established by the Deltarian military and, had therefore, not brought the drone into direct contact with the forces of the Grand Principality.

Minister of Defence Colonel Eksandr G. Anzlék said: "Our intelligence determined that the vehicle contained forces who were attempting to carry out saboteur missions inside the Khaganate. We believe they were looking to carry out operations similar in effect to the explosion that knocked out the main power station in Amsadomura some weeks ago, and which cut around a third of the territory's electricity supply.

"The vehicle was tracked by our ground security forces for a period of time but when it became clear they were heading for the frontier, the decision was taken to use a Pulsar 1 UAV to carry out a strike on this vehicle and prevent its occupants from returning into the Khaganate at a later time. A single, guided air-to-surface missile was used to eliminate the target vehicle, which contained four people.

"It struck its target approximately 0.75km into Khanate territory on open steppe. The UAV that fired the missile did not enter Katonid territory itself. No collateral damage was caused and no other parties were injured.

"We believe this strike was necessary as part of our commitment to the territorial integrity of the Northern Khaganate and to prevent further incursions by saboteurs determined to cause major infrastructural damage."

No statement has been released by the Katonids or the Deltarian government as yet regarding the strike or the accusations made by the Vanukean government regarding the motives of the vehicle's occupants.

The incident is the first time that Vanukean forces have carried out a strike inside Katonid territory since pledging its support for the Northern Khaganate - and shows the powder keg nature of the conflict in Jelbania, which is currently being debated at both the Majatran Alliance Summit in Romula and at World Congress level.
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 am

Vanuku Prepares For The Offensive
Kingdom Set to Advance Into Katonid Territory Following Retreat of Khanate Forces

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Vanukean troops remain vigilant on the current border but may soon be given orders to advance.

January 4408 - Armoured brigades have been ordered to move up to the conflict-ravaged border as it looks set that Vanukean armed forces will advance into Katonid Khanate territory.

The units, which include the Cheetah Mark IV main battle tank, are moving south to join other Kingdom forces already deployed there, including two mechanised infantry divisions and a number of self-propelled artillery batteries. The tanks are seen as a primarily offensive tool and are perfectly suited to fast movement over the open Jelbek Steppe.

So far the Vanukean army has remained in a relatively defensive posture behind the current de facto border. But following the breakthrough which saw Northern Khaganate forces prevail and the Katonid Khanate troops retreat about 3km back across the border, an advance looks on the card. The assassination of the Premier of the Free Republic of Jelbania, who was pushing for closer ties with the Northern Khaganate, is also believed to have had a bearing.

The Minister of Defence Colonel Eksandr G. Anzlék has addressed the Grand Council asking for approval to extend the current rules of engagement so that Vanuku can take limited offensive action.

His request was endorsed by the Prefect Jlekai Nasir who said: "Just this afternoon, after viewing this proposal, I went to see the King. The King has given his blessing for this proposal as well, giving further reinforcement to my initial thought that this is for the betterment of Jelbania."

However, any advance would put the Vanukean troops in direct line of fire of Deltarian forces, who are dug in around 3km into Katonid territory. Matters between the two Majatran nations have worsened recently after Vanuku carried out a drone strike just inside Katonid territory, claiming the lives of four people. Meanwhile, the countries' respective foreign ministers have been involved in a bitter exchange over the Jelbanian crisis at the Majatran Alliance summit.

Some cynics say that Vanuku has picked its moment based on Kazulia, Deltaria's ally, being distracted by the Kalistani' government's decision to close the Ananto Straits, a decision which looks likely to force Kazulia into conflict with the Seleyan nation.
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:10 am

Deadly Stand Off! Majatra Holds Its Breath
Vanukean and Deltarian Forces Now Just A Few Hundred Feet Apart After Advance Into Katonid Khanate

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Armoured units push forward after the green light is given for the Vanukean advance.

February 4408 - Vanukuean forces, spearheaded by two armoured brigades, and protected by the Kingdom's air force have rapidly advanced into Katonid Khanate territory. With little resistance following the Khanate forces retreat, the army pushed south, joined by jubilant units from the Northern Khaganate. However, the advance halted after 3 kilometres, just a few hundred feet from the defensive position heavily guarded by Deltarian soldiers.

The Vanukeans are now digging in and fortifying their new advance position whilst heavier units, such as self propelled artillery batteries, are being moved up to the front to further reinforce the position.

Minister of Defence Colonel Eksandr G. Anzlék said: "After Deltaria chose to double the number of troops in the Katonid Khanate we decided to bring forward our mission to reinforce the defensive integrity of the Northern Khaganate and liberate territory which had been illegally occupied by the Katonid Khanate for nearly two decades.

"The operation was a success and our units - supported by Northern Khaganate troops - met with very little resistance as they moved to the advance position 3km south. We have now taken up a vigilant defensive posture and under rules of engagement laid down by our government will only take action if attacked. We re-iterate that our intention is peace, the reunification of Jelbania and the dissolution of the illegal occupying force known as the Katonid Khanate."
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:52 am

Interest in Kalistani Industries Pays Economic and Political Dividends
Major Deals Should Pave The Way For New Era of Cordiality Between Nations

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The sun could soon be rising on a new era of Vanuku-Kalistani co-operation following the deals to buy into the petroleum and mining sectors.

July 4408 - Two of Vanuku's biggest private companies have bought significant shareholdings in Kalistan's national petroleum and iron, coal and steel mining operations - bringing immediate financial benefits. Petrovan PLC bought a 25 per cent share in KALNAPECO, whilst Minarco, a subsidiary of conglomerate Chemiman, now owns a quarter of KALNAFERCO. (Details of the Deal Here)

Interest in the companies, which are 51 per cent owned by the Kalistani Republican government, quickly translated into a rise in stock price - 19 per cent and 33 per cent in the respective companies since trading began. Vilios Maskm'r, CEO of Minarco, said the $multi-billion deals were good for business, good for shareholders and extended the portfolio of both the Vanukean companies.

Meanwhle, the deal has also had a positive political knock on, with the Kalistani Foreign Minister looking to meet with the administration in Wiel soon to begin a new era of cordial relations between the two nations and to move on from historic grievances. Sources close to the government suggest that Kalistan, which is looking to rebuild its military after years of neglect, would be interested in working with Vanuku to procure new equipment.

Count Brnó Sigzmasrmko Zhtál, Leader of the Z-MJP and a leading member of the Government Coalition, was all for the closer ties. He said: "It is my view that the ancient past is the past. We should build on the two major economic deals struck with Kalistan to develop closer ties between our governments and I will be calling on the Prefect and the Foreign Minister to heed these words. Having good relations with a re-kindling nation on Seleya is imperative and will give us access to a whole new import and export market as well as the opportunity to have a stable political ally in a position of strategic importance."
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:46 am

Carrier Fleets and Elite Troops Deployed As Vanuku Looks To Tighten Its Grip
Calls for Stronger Intervention Grow Following Deaths of Four Kingdom Servicemen in "Unprovoked" Border Attack in Jelbania

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Elements of the Vanukean Third Fleet begin to concentrate ahead of setting sail for Jelbanian waters.

August 4408 - All four of Vanuku's powerful naval fleets have been deployed as the melting pot situation in central Majatra reaches crisis levels.

Under the Protecting the Coastline and Borders of Vanuku and Jelbania Act Prefect Jlekai Nasi has ordered the First and Third Carrier Fleets to patrol the Jelbanian coastline for hostile forces, piracy and refugees while the Second fleet has been instructed to carry out similar operations off the Vanukean coastline. In addition, the smaller fourth fleet has been diverted to Seleya to observe developments there in regards to Kalistan's closure of the Ananto Straits, leading to a showdown with Lourenne and Kazulia.

Further ground troops have also been sent into the Northern Khaganate territory of Jelbania to help quell security issues and offset Deltaria's decision to double its contingent in the Katonid Khanate to 40,000. The 8,100-strong elite 20th Airborne Division have been dispatched to join with the Expeditionary Force in what the Prefect described as a move that would "greatly lift the spirit of our troops".

In addition, The Grand Council is debating what action to take following the death of four Vanukean soldiers at the hands of Deltarian-Katonid forces, in what seems like an unprovoked attack. Many politicians are up in arms over the deaths and are calling for decisive military action in response.


Current Situation in Jelbania
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A map showing the situation as it stands in fragmented Jelbania.

Matters in Jelbania are now in a state of flux. Zardugal's invasion of the western tribal areas and airstrikes has only helped to galvanise support for the Jeztri Blue Horde in the south of that region. Vanuku continues to guarantee the independence of the Northern Khaganate and its military is in a tense stand off with rival forces on the border with the Deltarian-backed Katonid Khanate. In the east, the Free Republic of Jelbania, which is now guaranteed by Istalia, is descending into chaos and violence and Vanuku has stated it will move in its troops to restore order if Istalia does not.
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