Ukraine Indépendance Day…..
The Ukraine/Russia conflict 6 months…..
The Ukraine and Russian changes..….
The Ukraine holds on and has some sort of normalcy….
Biden to send billions more in weapons to the Ukraine for now and its future…
Opposition crack down in the Russia who is now seen as NOT such a strong military power (Only their nukes saves their ranking)
But a country that is dealing with sanctions….
And an Europe that is with Zelensky and Biden efforts against Putin….
Air raid sirens blared in the capital, but strikes did not land. A recorded concert played in a bomb shelter. And at a golden-domed monastery, a solemn ceremony honored soldiers and prayed for their victory.
Ukrainians marked their Independence Day — and the six-month mark since the start of Russia’s invasion — with quiet resolve on Wednesday, as a feared escalation of attacks by Moscow did not immediately materialize, and President Volodymyr Zelensky pledged to prevail in the war.
In a defiant, slickly produced speech standing before burned and destroyed Russian tanks on a central avenue of the capital — prerecorded for security reasons — Mr. Zelensky said Ukraine was a nation “reborn” in conflict with a renewed sense of cultural and political identity, now wholly separate from Russia, and one that has united democracies with a new sense of purpose.
Aiming his remarks as much at foreign donors as at his domestic audience, the address was Mr. Zelensky’s latest attempt to urge his nation to hold on, as tens of thousands of soldiers huddled in trenches across a 1,500-mile front line scarred by blasted-out towns and villages.
“Every new day is a new reason not to give up,” he said. “Because, having gone through so much, we have no right not to reach the end. What is the end of the war for us? We used to say, ‘Peace.’ Now we say, ‘Victory.’”
Mass gatherings were prohibited in the capital, Kyiv, as the United States and others warned that Russia could intensify missile strikes to coincide with Independence Day, which commemorates Ukraine’s 1991 separation from the Soviet Union. By late afternoon, cluster munitions had struck in the Kharkiv region in northeastern Ukraine, wounding two civilians, and missiles hit near the central Ukrainian town of Poltava, officials said.
It was a baseline level of Russian long-range fire into Ukraine in recent weeks, not the intensification that the country had braced for.
Ukrainians appeared determined not to let Russia’s war spoil their holiday….
Here’s what we know:
The Ukrainian president pledged victory over Russia in a speech on the six-month anniversary of the start of the war.
Zelensky says Ukraine is ‘reborn’ six months into the war.
Biden announces a nearly $3 billion package of arms and equipment for Ukraine.
Independence Day is just another day of war for civilians on the front.
A medic is killed while treating two wounded soldiers. ‘I would give my life to replace his,’ one mourner said.
Fearing energy shortages, Germany prioritizes fuel shipments on railways.
A prominent Russian critic of the war is detained after speaking out.
Photographers have chronicled the war’s ordeals from the start….
Stepping back for a moment?
Looking forward the Ukraine IS going to be several things….
A heavily armed and well trained military camp….
That armament will be American and Europen…
The payment will send initial money sent to the Ukraine back times what ever…
The Ukraine IS going to need a HEAVY capital rebuilding like Japan , Germany and Viet Nam….
Lots of Western companies ARE gonna make money….
One WOULD guess that within 5 years from now?
If Putin is around?
There will be another encroachment effort…..