“A vacuum bomb uses oxygen from the surrounding air to generate a high-temperature explosion, typically producing a blast wave of a significantly longer duration than that of a conventional explosive.”
I know it seems like the same thing every day but we cannot take our eyes off of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Putin is a mad man with nuclear weapons and not a care in the world.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants a no-fly zone, but the West is rightfully hesitant. Russia has a long convoy on the way to Kyiv as troops bombard Kharkiv.
I keep trying to find decent livestreams on YouTube. Livestream:
ExxonMobil Leaving a Key Russia Oilfield
This could be the way to make Russia stop:
ExxonMobil has just announced a phased withdrawal from a key Russian oil field.
Russian oil trade was in disarray on Tuesday as producers postponed sales, importers rejected Russian ships and buyers worldwide searched elsewhere for needed crude after a raft of sanctions imposed on Moscow over the war in Ukraine.
Kamala Harris Knows All About Ukraine
Our vice president!
OH… MY… GOD
Q: “What’s going on in Ukraine?”
Kamala: “Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine so basically that’s wrong.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 1, 2022
Biden Will Include Russia in SOTU
My question is why didn’t you guys do anything in 2014? But he must boast:
Excerpts from President Biden’s State of the Union Address take direct aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing the Russian leader was “wrong” to invade his neighbor in the face of united western resistance.
“Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos. They keep moving. And, the costs and threats to America and the world keep rising,” Biden will say.
“That’s why the NATO Alliance was created to secure peace and stability in Europe after World War 2. The United States is a member along with 29 other nations.
It matters. American diplomacy matters.
Putin’s war was premeditated and unprovoked. He rejected efforts at diplomacy. He thought the West and NATO wouldn’t respond. And, he thought he could divide us here at home.
Putin was wrong. We were ready.”
Release Help for East Ukraine!
Deputy PM Iryna Vereshchuk: “We expected more support from the Red Cross, the UN and the OSCE”
The OSCE staff cannot perform their duties "sitting in Lviv".
There is now a humanitarian catastrophe in the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk regns: there is no water, electricity and food pic.twitter.com/eFivi0rtCh
— Denis Kazakiewicz (@Den_2042) March 1, 2022
Kharkiv Before and After
— Mariana Betsa (@Mariana_Betsa) March 1, 2022
Biden Rules Out No-Fly Zone
The Biden White House said they will not establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine:
A senior U.S. defense official told Fox News that President Biden has ruled out setting up a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
The current stance holds that a no-fly zone would mean the U.S. had entered the conflict, which Biden has said is not on the table.
“The President had been clear that US troops, US forces will not be used inside Ukraine,” the official said.
But the official added that the Russian convoy has made “no appreciable movement” towards Kyiv, and soldiers are running out of food. The official said there is “no reason to doubt” reports that Russian soldiers are also punching holes in their own fuel tanks to stop their vehicles advancing.
It seems the Russians are running out of gas and food on their way to Kyiv.
But again, a no-fly zone is dangerous.
Can’t help but think that Putin is deliberately baiting the West into a no-fly zone. May god help us. There are enough imbeciles around to make his plans reality.
— Girolamo Carlo Casio (@INArteCarloDoss) March 1, 2022
Five Killed at Kyiv Tower Location
To the world: what is the point of saying «never again» for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar? At least 5 killed. History repeating…
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) March 1, 2022
EU Special Admission
The EU said it started to work on Ukraine’s application:
The EU has accepted Ukraine’s application and has commenced a special admission procedure to integrate the country, Eastern European media has reported.
The EU will also look to switch Ukraine over to its power grid in the coming weeks, further integrating the country into the European structure.
Russia Trying to Blow up Kyiv’s TV Tower
— Ukraine War SitRep 🇺🇦 (@UKRWarSitRep) March 1, 2022
Blasts heard in #Kyiv in the neighborhoods of Borshchahivka and Dorohozhychi. Reverberations reached other districts too.
The Kyiv TV tower was hit. pic.twitter.com/UVEC5bEynK
— SUSPILNE NEWS 📰 (@suspilne_news) March 1, 2022
Russia Taking on Kyiv?
We know the convoy spans about 40 miles. Russia is also amping up its rhetoric against the capital city.
The drastic step-up in Russia’s violence against Ukraine that we have been warning about for days is about to begin.
Someone in Moscow appears to be frustrated by Ukraine’s failure to surrender https://t.co/dAKOOF2rzP
— Henry Foy (@HenryJFoy) March 1, 2022
Russia has Been in Ukraine for a Long Time
Vasylkiv's mayor said Russian agents had been active for a “minimum [of] one year,” blending into the community & posing as contributing members of society while compiling information on residents & “preparing maps” of strategic targets. https://t.co/rsCn8o7kKh via @BuzzFeedNews
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) March 1, 2022
No NATO Planes
Once again, NATO says it will not send planes into Ukraine airspace:
Speaking at the Lask air base in Poland, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s secretary-general, said: “Nato is not going to send troops or move planes into Ukrainian airspace.”
He added: “President Putin has shattered peace in Europe. Allies condemn the unjustified and brutal invasion of Ukraine.”
“The Russian assault is totally unacceptable and enabled by Belarus.”
His intervention comes after an apparent offer for European fighter jets to Ukraine by Josep Borrell, the EU’s top foreign diplomat.
Polish president Andrzej Duda also ruled out his country’s air force being used to help police the skies over Ukraine.
“We are not sending any jets to Ukraine because that would open a military interference in the Ukrainian conflict,” he said.
Oksana Markarova, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S., claims Russia used vacuum bombs:
“They used the vacuum bomb today, which is actually prohibited by the Geneva convention,” she said.
“The devastation that Russia is trying to inflict on Ukraine is large.”
A vacuum bomb uses oxygen from the surrounding air to generate a high-temperature explosion, typically producing a blast wave of a significantly longer duration than that of a conventional explosive.
She said Ukraine was working actively with US President Joe Biden’s administration and Congress to obtain more weapons and tougher sanctions.
“They should pay, they should pay a heavy price,” the ambassador said.
The White House reacted coolly to a proposal by Volodymyr Zelensky for a no-fly zone for Russian flights over Ukraine, saying US participation in such a move would be tantamount to a direct conflict with Moscow.
No-Fly Zone: Ukraine Says Yes, U.S. Says No
Zelensky keeps pressing for one:
Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky said it was time to consider imposing a no-fly zone for Russian missiles, planes and helicopters in response to Russian shelling of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
In a video address, Mr Zelensky did not specify how and by whom a no-fly zone would be enforced. He said Russia had launched 56 rocket strikes and fired 113 cruise missiles against Ukraine in the past five days.
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