The Politics of the Ukraine Conflict….
This is a view from me as a observer after a year and half of the Ukraine/Russia conflict…..
Event’s can untangle ….
Russian President Putin has had a rough ride on his endeavour …..
Success then losses….
Problems with his Army….
A waiter turned militia leader that could have taken over the country gets deal to go away….
Throwing Russian men at his dream to take the Ukraine by force….
American President Biden gets the NATO group to row together ….
They get ahead of the American President who is a reluctant warrior….
Biden has been pushed by the Ukraine President who HAS been able to get Biden to keep writing American checks while he tried to keep from sending Abrams tanks and F-16 fighter jet’s…
This thing is going on and ON…..
All the players KNOW that ….(They seem stuck…)
Biden will start to run out of time on this as the 2023 fall approaches and Zelensky’s Spring Offensive IS realised as something that don’t seem to be coming….
Why would Zelensky want to actually retake everything stolen from his country BEFORE he gets his wish of F-016’s and Abrams tanks?
In that process wringing WHATEVER he’s wanted up to getting NATO to join the fight?
Russia got this on lockdown…..
Trying to go landline thru Europe is a NO go due to a flood of Ukraine grain would COST Europe a LOT of money while they are bank rolling the Ukraine….
Big Stories …..
Russian keeps POUNDING Odessa
The Ukraine send drones at Moscow….
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
Russia’s legislature raised the country’s maximum draft age to 30 in legislation passed in the lower house on Tuesday. The previous draft age span was 18-27. The changes are to be enacted Jan. 1, according to an official Telegram channel.
Ukraine’s defense minister said his country will continue to launch attacks on Crimea and the Crimean Bridge, also known as the Kerch Bridge, which connects the peninsula to Russia. “All these targets are official targets because it will reduce their capacity to fight against us [and] will help to save the lives of Ukrainians,” Oleksii Reznikov told CNN. Moscow seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
Experts found land mines on the periphery of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant during a walk-through this week, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said. The mines were spotted in a buffer zone between the site’s internal and external perimeter barriers, but their presence is nevertheless “inconsistent with the IAEA safety standards and nuclear security guidance,” he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit China in October during the Belt and Road Forum, a summit on Eurasian cooperation, Russian news outlets reported Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, visited Moscow in March.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other officials arrived in North Korea Tuesday, joining a Chinese delegation, Reuters reported. The visit, marking North Korea’s Victory Day holiday, is intended to bolster military ties, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement posted to Telegram.
Russia is more likely to target civilian infrastructure in Odessa now that it has pulled out of the grain deal, Britain’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The agreement allowed the export of grain from Ukrainian Black Sea ports. The Kremlin now “likely feels less politically constrained” and in the past week has carried out a “great number” of assaults on the area, the ministry said.
Talks on resuming the Black Sea Grain Initiative are not happening, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said Tuesday, according to Reuters. Russia’s renewed naval blockade of Ukrainian ports have triggered fresh concerns over wheat prices and global hunger. The Kremlin said that reviving the grain deal is currently “impossible” but that Putin would do so if Moscow’s interests are met.
A child was killed and six others were injured after Russian forces fired cluster munitions at a reservoir in the Donetsk region, Ukrainian state media said. Photos posted by Ukrinform showed a bloodied patch of grass at the edge of a reservoir beach where it said locals had been gathering on Monday.
Putin has signed legislation that bans people from gender-affirming procedures. The bill was approved unanimously by both houses of parliament and prevents transgender people from becoming foster or adoptive parents. The move is Russia’s latest attempt to crack down on the LGBTQ+ community, advocates say.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spoke on the phone Tuesday. The pair discussed Russia’s attacks on Odessa and Ukraine’s desire to strengthen its air defense, Zelensky said, adding, “We must defend Odessa.”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen condemned Russia strikes on Ukrainian grain storage and export infrastructure, posting that Europe would continue to support Ukraine amid Russia’s “ruthless” war and that the European Union had paid Ukraine an additional 1.5 billion euros (about $1.6 billion) in aid. Last week, the United States and European countries announced billions of dollars in recovery assistance to Kyiv.
Lithuania approved a military aid plan for Ukraine that pledges about $221 million over three years. It will cover lethal and nonlethal aid, military training and the repair of military equipment in Lithuania.
A U.S. Marine veteran, who was detained by Russia and freed in a 2022 prisoner swap, was injured fighting in Ukraine, the State Department told reporters Tuesday. Trevor Reed, who the Biden administration described as wrongfully detained, was held by Russia for three years. He was transported to hospital in Germany through support of a nongovernmental organization, State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said. Reed was injured by a land mine, according to the The Messenger, which first reported the story.