Ukraine is still pushing for a no-fly zone, too.
Reports said that Russian troops headed to Kyiv are running out of gas and food. Belarus dictator Alexander Lukashenko said he wouldn’t join Russia in Ukraine, but it looks like he shared the plans to invade.
Livestreams (I hope they work the whole day!)
Explosions in Kyiv
Russia Has Kherson
Breaking News: Russia overtook the strategic hub of Kherson in southern Ukraine, making it the first major city to fall since the war began. https://t.co/CYXjDQNVkt
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 2, 2022
One Million People Left Ukraine
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) March 3, 2022
Russia Arrests More Protesters
— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) March 2, 2022
UN Condemns Russia
Does everyone immediately think of Team America when the UN issues a strongly worded letter? I’m glad Ryan thinks about it!
“We will be very, very angry at you… And we will write you a letter telling you how angry we are!” https://t.co/K3FFg54x17
— Ryan Comerford (@Ryan_Comerford) March 2, 2022
*Strong language warning. But it’s hilarious!
Russia Releases Casualty Numbers
It’s the first time! Something tells me the numbers are double of what are in these tweets.
1597 Russian soldiers were injured — Russian MoD pic.twitter.com/qe3yNKeXe5
— RT (@RT_com) March 2, 2022
Sanction Don’t Matter
I told you guys. It’s all a show:
Russia can still send oil and gas to Britain despite a ban on the country’s ships visiting British ports, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.
Yesterday, Britain passed a law that it said banned all ships that have any connection to Russia from entering its ports. It applied to all ships that are Russian owned, operated, controlled, chartered, registered or flagged.
However, the transport department said the sanctions were focused on the vessel, not its cargo, and so would not stop ships registered with other countries from transporting Russian oil or liquefied national gas to Britain.
I haven’t reported any death counts because honestly it’s hard to know if anyone tells the truth. Ukraine claims Russia has killed more than 2,000 people so far.
Ukraine also claims troops have killed more than 6,500 Russians so far.
Mariupol’s mayor said his city has seen major casualties, but did not give a number.
Sanctions on Energy Sector?
Biden’s White House said it’s open to doing it:
The United States is “very open” to imposing sanctions on Russia’s oil and gas industry, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said, adding that it is weighing the possible impact on global markets and US energy prices.
Asked if Washington and its Western allies would impose sanctions on Moscow’s energy and gas industry, Ms Psaki told MSNBC in an interview: “We’re very open.”
“We’re considering it. It’s very much on the table, but we need to weigh what all of the impacts will be,” she added.
Her statement comes as the US is preparing to expand sanctions imposed on Russian oligarchs, their companies and family members, The Washington Post has reported, citing three people familiar with the measures.
The White House and Treasury Department are preparing a list of people that will overlap some with those sanctions by the European Union on Monday, including Alisher Usmanov, the owner of an iron and steel conglomerate.
Belarus Joining Russia in Ukraine
Lukashenko is a sad puppy dog willing to do anything to make his master happy.
Belarus will send more troops to Ukraine’s border, but someone caught possible plans on TV.
At today's security council meeting, Lukashenko showed what looks like an actual invasion map. It shows Ukraine military facilities destroyed by missiles from Belarus, attacks directions (everything agrees except Odessa-Transnistria). Also, Ukraine is divided into 4 sectors. pic.twitter.com/ueqBIFUbyM
— Tadeusz Giczan 🇺🇦 (@TadeuszGiczan) March 1, 2022
Lukashenko, addressing his security council, points to a map of Ukraine that shows what look like planned troop movements, infrastructure targets, and the country divided into four parts pic.twitter.com/O81hpIvZM3
— max seddon (@maxseddon) March 1, 2022
Biden Closing Air Space
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 2, 2022
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