• “More than 70 people were injured, including 11 children,” Zelensky said of the airstrike on Zaporizhzhia that killed at least 14 people. “Hundreds of families were left homeless,” he said in his nightly address Sunday. “An entire block, from the first to the sixth floor, was destroyed by one of the missiles — a heavy anti-ship missile Kh-22 — aimed at an ordinary nine-story residential building.” About 200 people were involved in rescue efforts, Ukraine’s emergency services agency said on Telegram.
  • Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said there had been strikes overnight and urged other nations to send more weapons to Ukraine. “We urgently need more modern air and missile defense systems to save innocent lives. I urge partners to speed up deliveries,” he tweeted.
  • Putin said he had “no doubt” that this weekend’s Crimean Bridge explosion was the work of Ukrainian special forces. In a video, Investigative Committee leader Alexander Bastrykin tells Putin that he suspects “terrorism” and that he has given his agency’s findings to the Federal Security Service and the Internal Affairs Ministry — an implication that he suspects Russians were also involved in a plan to damage the bridge. Putin will lead a Russian Security Council meeting Monday, according to state media.
  • Ukraine hasn’t taken credit for the explosion on the bridge in Crimea, which poses a potential strategic and symbolic disaster for Putin, although a Ukrainian official told The Washington Post that the country’s special services were behind the attack….


Russian tactical nukes will NOT change things in the conflict it is believed….

And would probably force President Biden and NATO to do ‘something’ in response…

As Russian officials up their nuclear saber-rattling and the Pentagon games outwhat might happen if Russia were to use one of its 2,000 or so lower-yield nuclear weapons, experts caution that even a relatively small nuclear blast would have far-reaching political and environmental effects. But it would not help Russia win the war.

You might be used to thinking about nuclear weapons in terms of the civilization-destroying half-megaton-class warheads atop intercontinental ballistic missiles. But both the United States and the Soviet Union had a number of smaller nuclear weapons in the one- to 50-kiloton range throughout the Cold War. These are sometimes referred to as “tactical” nuclear weapons, which technically refers to the delivery system but also speaks to their likely use as part of a conventional conflict rather than to deter one. U.S. inventories of these peaked in 1967 and fell afterward, especially when the Cold War ended. ….

How much damage could one of these do?

The answer depends greatly on where it was used….

“The biggest uncertainty and likely most consequential result of such use is likely political, which I think dwarfs the purely physical uncertainty of the results of a nuclear explosion.”….