Russia’s ‘leveling of everything IS having a devastating effect in its South Eastern Ukraine offense…..
NATO will have to figure out a way to get Finland and Sweden in their organization despite Turkey’s efforts to deal with it’s Kurds problem….
Russia contiues to make money on energy exports despite sanctions and an a EU boycott of it’s exports that has holes you could drive a truck thru…
Russian forces are suffering “significant losses” in infantry units as a battle rages for the key eastern city of Severodonetsk, and they are able to advance only with support from ground-attack aircraft, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Monday. The Russians now control the city center, it said. President Volodymyr Zelensky said that “very fierce fighting is going on — literally for every meter.”
Russia is bombarding the city’s Azot chemical plant, where hundreds of troops and civilians, including 40 children, are sheltering, Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Haidai said Monday. A senior U.S. defense official said Russia could gain full control of Severodonetsk within days and could then seize the entire Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine within a few weeks, creating a new de facto front line that could last for some time.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is set to meet with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in Sweden on Monday, following talks Sunday with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. The two Nordic nations, alarmed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have applied to join NATO.