Same story today….
Russian’s make advances in the South of the Ukraine, where they WILL hold territory next to Crimea….
Russian troops seem to not be able to take the two major cities in that country….
And the North Western part of the Ukraine remains untouched by the Russian military….
One would think that area will be ‘the Ukraine’ when the Russian offence is over….
Putin has threatened the West against instituting a ‘No Fly Zone’…..
Biden and NATO have said they will NOT….
I believe that down the road, when they figure out how far the Westen Ukraine will be?
That area will have NATO/US air usage….
The Israeli Prime Minister is meeting with Putin today….
Putin has told the Germany Chancellor he wants ‘his’ goals by military might or talks….
It looks like Russian contiues to work to level the big cities…
The ‘cease fire’ action seems to be NOT working….
The mention of ‘War Crimes ‘ has begun to surface…
SITUATION REPORT: We will only cite official sources. As always, take all figures, assessments and statements with a healthy dose of skepticism.
War in Ukraine:
— Since the war began, Russia has seen more than 9,000 troops killed or injured, lost 33 warplanes, 37 helicopters and 251 tanks (Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
— Russian bombing of Chernihiv on Thursday killed 47 people: 38 men and nine women (Ukrainian Ministry of Defense)
— Russia has sent 92 percent of its pre-staged troops on the Ukraine border into the country. There’s been no real appreciable movement by Russians in the north and east, though they continue to advance steadily in the south “where they have had more success” (senior U.S. defense official)
— Russia is planning to launch “a comprehensive and extensive infiltration of fake news … expected in the near future” via information operations (Ukraine Ministry of Defense)..
— Sweden and Finland, non-NATO members, will now join the alliance for Ukraine-related discussion…
We look at the rearming of the Ukraine forces below….
Taken together, the variety, volume and potency of firepower being rushed into the war zone illustrate the extent to which the United States sought to prepare the Ukrainian military to wage a hybrid war against Russia, even as President Biden has expressly ruled out inserting American troops into the conflict.
“This is a continuous process. We are always, always looking at what Ukraine needs, and we’ve been doing this for years now,” a senior defense official told reporters Friday on the condition of anonymity under ground rules established by the Pentagon. “We have just accelerated our process of identifying requirements and accelerated our consultations as well with the Ukrainians, talking to them daily, as opposed to periodic meetings that we did before this crisis.”….