A hard look at the action finds a better picture of the Russian military is doing in it’s roll into the Ukraine…
First of all?
The Russian move into the Ukraine appear to be primarily aimed at the two main cities in the country closest to the Russian border….
Russian troops have not mostly attacked in the western part of the country bordering Poland a NATO Country….
There ARE reports of some resistance from some Ukrainian military especially in moves on the main city Kyiv…
There ARE reports of some firefights going back and forth between the Russian’s and Ukraine military units …
The Russian incursion seem to be to beat down the Ukraine thru indiscriminate missile attacks….
In moving on the major cities and annexing the two Southern area’s that Russian separatists want to give to Russia….
There will something that hurt the America efforts in the Middle East…
Collateral damage in population area’s…..
Russian’s are saying there are Ukraine military equipment in Kyiv as an excuse to level that city….
There ARE gonna be some BAD images coming out of this….
It would appear that the Russian President has gone back in history…
He is using the idea that that Ukrainian’s are ‘Neo’ Nazis’…..
Putin now says he might want to talk?
Can anyone believe him?
Does he think the Ukraine leadership will feel they want to ?
One thing that one should note….
President Biden seems VERY AGAINST sending the Ukraine military equipment or help due to Putin’s threat that helping the Ukraine would mean things would escalate….
One should remember America has done so during the Cuban missile crisis, in Afghanistan, and in the Middle East….
Biden is dealing with the Ukraine mainly on Putin’s terms….
Russian troops bore down on Ukraine’s capital Friday, with gunfire and explosions resonating ever closer to the government quarter, in an invasion of a democratic country that has fueled fears of wider war in Europe and triggered worldwide efforts to make Russia stop.
With reports of hundreds of casualties from the warfare — including shelling that sliced through a Kyiv apartment building and pummeled bridges and schools — there also were growing signs that Vladimir Putin’s Russia may be seeking to overthrow Ukraine’s government. It would be his boldest effort yet to redraw the world map and revive Moscow’s Cold War-era influence.
In the fog of war, it was unclear how much of Ukraine remains under Ukrainian control and how much or little Russian forces have seized. The Kremlin accepted Kyiv’s offer to hold talks, but it appeared to be an effort to squeeze concessions out of Ukraine’s embattled president instead of a gesture toward a diplomatic solution.
The U.S. and other global powers slapped ever-tougher sanctions on Russia as the invasion reverberated through the world’s economy and energy supplies, threatening to further hit ordinary households. U.N. officials said millions could flee Ukraine. Sports leagues moved to punish Russia on global playing fields. And U.S. President Joe Biden and other NATO leaders held an urgent meeting to discuss how far they can challenge Putin without engaging Russian forces in direct war.
Day 2 of Russia’s invasion focused on the Ukrainian capital, where Associated Press reporters heard explosions starting before dawn and gunfire was reported in several areas.
Russia’s military said it had seized a strategic airport outside Kyiv, allowing it to quickly build up forces to take the capital. It claimed to have already cut the city off from the west — the direction taken by many of those escaping the invasion, leading to lines of cars snaking toward the Polish border.
Intense gunfire broke out on a bridge across the Dneiper River dividing eastern and western Kyiv, with about 200 Ukrainian forces taking defensive positions and sheltering behind their armored vehicles and under the bridge. Another key bridge leading to the capital was blown away, with smoke rising from it….
After denying for weeks he planned to invade, Putin argued that the West left him no other choice by refusing to negotiate on Russia’s security demands.
In a window into how the increasingly isolated Putin views Ukraine and its leadership, he gave a strongly worded statement Friday urging the Ukrainian military to surrender, saying: “We would find it easier to agree with you than with that gang of drug addicts and neo-Nazis who have holed up in Kyiv and have taken the entire Ukrainian people hostage.”
Playing on Russian nostalgia for World War II heroism, the Kremlin equates members of Ukrainian right-wing groups with neo-Nazis. Zelenskyy, who is Jewish, angrily dismisses those claims…
The evacuation of the Ukraine peoples to Poland HAS begun by the thousands….