Sometimes ya gotta know when you don’t have the cards….
With Russia having hundreds of Ukraine POW’s from the Maripol battle….
The Ukraine forces have pulled back from Severodonetsk before they could have been trapped….
There is more fighting in the East of the Ukraine meanwhile….
Russia will have to watch the Ukraine join the EU…..
Western Courties ARE suffering economic harm from the conflict as is Russia…..
Russia is using retired air force pilkots to fly combat missions…..
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused the E.U. and NATO of assembling a “coalition” for “war.” Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov played down the E.U.’s decision Thursday to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status while cautioning that Russia’s relationship with Europe was at a low ebb.
At a news conference after a meeting of top officials from around the world in Berlin on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that “Russia has already lost.” He cited Moscow’s failure to take away Ukraine’s sovereignty and the predicted further shrinking of Russia’s economy because of Western sanctions.
NY Times Ukraine Coverage….