Two weeks in to the Russian effort’s to roll over the Ukraine finds the Russian militay effort still unable to conquer the countries main cities….And most of the country, except for the Southern border, were most identify with Russian anyways , STILL in the hands of the Ukrainan’s…
The West has made sure the Russian’s are against a well armed and determined Ukraine…..
The Russian military in the Ukraine continue going after ‘soft’ target’s of buildings and people on the street , in school’s and even hospitals….
A limited ‘cease-fire’ zone has held and another round of talks are going….
The Russian President has declared that he will ‘Never Give Up’……
Colateral damage increases….
As the country is being shut off from the World…
Putin & Co. have moved to shut down the countries independant media and Western social media has been restricted…
The countries currency has lost it’s value and it’s Western based serv ices are evaporating day by day….
Protest continue in the streets there….
And those who can are beginning to flee the country….
The Russian President seems to be unconcerned that his actions ARE having an effect back home…..
And the West has NOT lost one solider…..
President Biden HAS changed the defination of fighting in the 21st Century….
But the isolation is also a function of the repressive measures Putin has taken at home. Those moves have curbed the free flow of information online, contained public protest and sent thousands of Russians fleeing abroad, fearing the possibility of martial law, conscription or closed borders in a country careening toward a more severe form of authoritarianism.
“As Putin tries to reduce Ukraine to rubble, he is also turning Russia into a prison,” Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said during testimony to Congress on Tuesday.
The result is the rise of a pariah state version of Russia, which has swiftly become a place many of its own citizens don’t even recognize — one where money is subject to capital controls; where the radio and television stations of the Russian intelligentsia no longer broadcast; where TikTok won’t accept video uploads; and where the Russian team can’t compete for the FIFA World Cup….
Remeber how the media was all excited about the 40 mile Russian military convoy headed to Kyiv?
That convoy is right where it was almost a week ago….
The extended 40-mile parade of Russian armored vehicles, tanks and towed artillery headed from the north on a path toward Kyiv has both alarmed and befuddled watchers of this expanding war. It’s not just its sheer size. It’s also because for days, it has not appreciably been moving.
U.S. officials attribute the apparent stall in part to logistical failures on the Russian side, including food and fuel shortages, that have slowed Moscow’s advance through various parts of the country. They have also credited Ukrainian efforts to attack selected parts of the convoy with contributing to its slowdown….