It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted to write a current timely piece, but here goes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a “special military operation” in Eastern Ukraine.
And that’s it. As always, no clarity whatsoever about exactly what he’s going to do.— Sam Greene (@samagreene) February 24, 2022
As that announcement was happening the UN was holding an emergency meeting regrading Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“We are here for one reason and one reason only: to ask Russia to stop,” U.S. ambassador to UN says. “Send your troops, your tanks, and your planes back to their barracks and hangars. Send your diplomats to the negotiating table. Back away from the brink, before it is too late.” pic.twitter.com/Ic7upfNPeg— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 24, 2022
President Biden has issued a statement on the “special” bullshit excuse Putin has used to invade a country…
The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable.
I will be monitoring the situation from the White House this evening and will continue to get regular updates from my national security team. Tomorrow, I will meet with my G7 counterparts in the morning and then speak to the American people to announce the further consequences the United States and our Allies and partners will impose on Russia for this needless act of aggression against Ukraine and global peace and security. We will also coordinate with our NATO Allies to ensure a strong, united response that deters any aggression against the Alliance. Tonight, Jill and I are praying for the brave and proud people of Ukraine.White House.gov. 02/23/2022.
From the link, it’s been gifted so shouldn’t be paywalled…
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy is quoted as saying: You are being told this is a plan to free the people of Ukraine, but the Ukrainian people are free. The Ukraine on your news and Ukraine in real life are two completely different countries — and the main difference is ours is real, You are told that we are Nazis. How could a people that lost more than 8 million people in the fight against Nazism support Nazism. How could I be a Nazi?
Zelenskyy is Jewish and noted that; his grandfather spent the entire war as a Soviet soldier but died in an independent Ukraine
I know what I said but President Biden has tweeted again…
This is a breaking news story; it probably won’t be updated…(again)