Russia continues to pummel Mariupol, taking out a children’s hospital and maternity ward.
I’ve lost count. Are we on Day 13 or 14? Either way, the war in Ukraine is still going on. The White House believes Russia will use chemical weapons in Ukraine, Russia bombed a children’s hospital and maternity ward, and Russia finally admitted it sent conscripts into Ukraine.
Kamala Harris in Poland
Our lovely VP visited Poland. Once again it was all about strengthening the borders of our NATO allies. All Ukraine got was more strong words towards Russia.
Harris met with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and President Andrzej Duda.
The visit comes after the Pentagon told Poland not to send MiG-29 planes to the Ukrainian military. Harris insisted our relationship with Poland remains stronger than ever.
Harris has got to work on her ability to answer questions without awkward pauses. Just say, “Yes, we need to investigate Putin for war crimes.” See? Simple. If a reporter asks why tell them to turn on a TV.
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— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 10, 2022
Russia admits the obvious:
But on Wednesday Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman of the Russian defence ministry, admitted that conscripts were present in the country.
“Unfortunately, we have uncovered several instances of the presence of conscripts in the Russian units taking part in the special military operation in Ukraine,” he said.
“Almost all of those servicemen have been taken back to Russia.”
Mr Konashenkov did not give any numbers, but confirmed Ukrainian reports that several conscripts have been taken prisoner. He said Moscow was working to bring them home.
It’s hard to believe the White House when it comes to anything. But, honestly, who knows what Putin will do nowadays:
On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration “took note of Russia’s false claims about alleged U.S. biological weapons labs and chemical weapons development in Ukraine,” and added that officials have also seen “Chinese officials echo these conspiracy theories.”
“To be clear: this is preposterous,” Psaki said, adding that it is “exactly the kind of disinformation operation we’ve seen repeatedly from the Russians over the years in Ukraine and in other countries around the world, which have been debunked conclusively, and an example of the types of false pretexts we have been warning the Russians would invent.”
Psaki said the U.S. is “in full compliance with its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological Weapons Convention and does not develop or possess such weapons anywhere.”
“It’s Russia that has a long and well-documented track record of using chemical weapons, including in attempted assassinations and poisoning of Putin’s political enemies like Alexey Navalny,” Psaki said. “It’s Russia that continues to support the Assad regime in Syria, which has repeatedly used chemical weapons. It’s Russia that has long maintained a biological weapons program in violation of international law.”
Psaki also pointed to Russia’s “track record of accusing the West of the very violations that Russia itself is perpetrating.”
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