As we are treated to images of rockets landing in buildings in the two major cities in the Ukraine?
Continue to have Ukraianians repelling Russian Army efforts to overrun those cities…
One begins to understand that the Russian Presiodent isn’t getting what he wants without taking a ‘hit’ himself….
Valdimair Putin must be a very fustrated man….
His troops are so good that he has to keep reminding everyone nthat he has nuclear weapons, he can’t use….
In his efforts ?
Putin has made the Ukrainan’s the ‘Good Guys’ and Russian the ‘Bid Guys’ thru out the world…..
Not that he cares…
But Russian’s will suffer ….
Looking at the map of the Ukraine we may see that even if the maoin cities fall?
Half of the origanl country could survive to still stand….
Russian strikes pounded the central square in Ukraine’s second-largest city and other civilian sites Tuesday in what the country’s president condemned as a blatant campaign of terror by Moscow. “Nobody will forgive. Nobody will forget,” vowed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
At the same time, a 40-mile convoy of hundreds of Russian tanks and other vehicles advanced on the capital, Kyiv, in what the West feared was a bid to topple Ukraine’s government and install a Kremlin-friendly regime. And Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces pressed their attack on other towns and cities across the country, including at or near the strategic ports of Odesa and Mariupol in the south.
Day 6 of the biggest ground war in Europe since World War II found Russia increasingly isolated, beset by tough sanctions that have thrown its economy into disarray and left the country practically friendless, apart from a few nations like China and Belarus….
In a worrying development, Human Rights Watch said it documented a cluster bomb attack outside a hospital in Ukraine’s east in recent days. Local residents also reported the use of the weapons in Kharkiv and the village of Kiyanka, though there was no independent confirmation.
If confirmed, that would represent a worrying new level of brutality in the war and could lead to even further isolation of Russia.
The Kremlin denied Tuesday that it has used such weapons.
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said he plans to open an investigation into possible war crimes in the invasion.
Unbowed by Western condemnation, Russian officials upped their threats of escalation, days after raising the specter of a nuclear attack. A top Kremlin official warned that the West’s “economic war” against Russia could turn into a “real one.”
The first talks Monday between an outgunned Ukraine and nuclear-armed Russia yielded no stop in the fighting, though the two sides agreed to another meeting in the coming days….
Determined for life to go on despite the attacks, hospital workers transferred a Kharkiv maternity ward to a bomb shelter. Amid makeshift electrical sockets and mattresses piled up against the walls, pregnant women paced the crowded space, accompanied by the cries of dozens of newborns.
Ukrainas out fox Russia military on Social media ….
It has also potentially saved lives: Ukrainians have raced to disseminate defensive strategies, plot escape routes and document the brutality of a raging clash. Some expect that the phone footage recorded in recent days could play a critical role in investigating war crimes after the combat ends.
Russia has long been fabled as the Internet’s most wily mischief-maker, and the nation’s propaganda machine has for years used social and state-backed media to deceive and disempower its enemies.
But Ukraine has in many ways begun to beat Russia at its own game, using constant, colorful communication to foment a digital resistance and expose its aggression on a global stage.
The tactics reveal how social media has opened a new dimension of modern war, showing how the Internet has become not only a territory to fight over but a tactic for real-world conquest……
The mass exodus from the Ukraine right now only accounts for slightly more than 1% of the countries population…..
The United Nations estimates that more than 660,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russian forces invaded the country last week — the “largest exodus in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s.”
The United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, said Monday at a meeting of the Security Council that if the fighting continues, there could be as many as 4 million refugees in the coming weeks. And as those refugees head for countries on Ukraine’s borders, several of which have said they are ready to welcome them, officials have warned that a humanitarian crisis is in the making….