Ukraine Updates: At Least 300 Killed inMariupol Theater Bombing, Biden Threatens China if Xi Helps Putin
Biden visits Poland on Friday.
Stick with me, friends. It’s been a month since Russia started its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, eight years after it invaded Donbas and annexed Crimea.
Russia is still holding Mariupol hostage. Biden thinks he can threaten China because we know the Communists will listen to threats just like Putin!
Poland Still Might Send Jets to Ukraine
Speaking ahead of a visit by President Joe Biden to Warsaw on Saturday, Polish deputy foreign minister Marcin Przydacz said, however, that the offer still stands.
“The offer is on the table still, but it should be the collective decision of the Nato alliance. We as Poland, still do have this post-Soviet MiG aircraft, we are ready to give that to Ukraine, as they want it from us,” he told BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme. “It’s still being discussed. I believe that it should be (ultimately) our decision based on our interest and on our values, rather than any possible (fear of) reaction.”
He dismissed fears that the delivery of the Polish fighters could inflame tensions with Moscow and potentially broaden the conflict beyond Ukraine’s borders. “I wouldn’t say that Russia needs anything to be provoked. They’ve already invaded the sovereign country of Ukraine without any provocation.”
Lavrov Makes Russia the Victim
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that “a real hybrid war, total war was declared on us,” over its military activity in Ukraine , according to the Associated Press.
Lavrov said at a meeting that the goal was “to destroy, break, annihilate, strangle the Russian economy, and Russia on the whole.”
But Lavrov also said “we have many friends, allies, partners in the world, a huge number of associations in which Russia is working with countries of all continents, and we will continue to do so.”
poland and Belarus
Putin’s puppet Belarus dictator Lukashenko is also going after Poland.
LUKASHENKO: POLISH PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN UKRAINE MEANS WORLD WAR 3, CALLS THEM “CRAZY POLES”
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) March 25, 2022
Officials Claim at Least 300 Killed in Mariupol Bombing
The Russians bombed a drama theater in Mariupol a few days ago. A lot of people took shelter but at least 300 were killed:
Some 300 people are now believed to have died in Russia’s bombing of a theatre sheltering civilians in the flattened Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Officials in the strategic southern port city released the new toll saying the theatre, which was thought to be sheltering more than 1,000 people, was “cynically destroyed by the messengers of the ‘Russian world’” on March 16.
“Unfortunately, we start this day with bad news. From eyewitnesses, information appears that about 300 people died in the Drama Theatre of Mariupol as a result of a bombardment by a Russian aircraft,” a spokesman for the city council said on Friday morning.
“I do not want to believe in this horror…I want to believe that everyone managed to escape. But the words of those who were inside the building at the time of this terrorist act say otherwise.
“[…] Now there is no more Drama. In its place, a new point of pain for Mariupol residents appeared, ruins that became the last refuge for hundreds of innocent people.”
Biden Visits Poland
Poland has warned the West for so long about Russia. It should be an interesting visit since Biden told Poland it cannot give Ukraine military equipment. I’ll update this section as soon as it happens.
But if anyone knows Russian aggression it’s Poland.
Let Poland do what it needs to do to feel secure and safe. Poland deserves it.
Biden Threatens China
It’s precious that Biden thinks China is even a tiny bit scared of him:
But in speaking to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, Biden warned there would be consequences if Beijing is found to be providing “material support” to Putin.
“I made no threats, but I made it clear to him [to] make sure he understood the consequences of him helping Russia,” the president told reporters.
(No threats, but said there would be consequences…um…that sounds like a threat to me.)
China needs the West, after all, right? Biden thinks so:
Biden said he and Xi have had “long discussions” about China’s interest in economic relations and growth with the U.S. and Europe.
“And I indicated that he’d be putting himself in significant jeopardy and those aims,” Biden added, pointing to the number of corporations and businesses that have left Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.
My goodness, the West is so dumb. We’ve relied on Russia and China for so long. We need them more than they need us.
Own it, Europe and America. Russia and China own us.
The Russian troops continue to block aid to the thousands trapped in Mariupol:
About 2,700 people were able to leave the besieged and destroyed city of Mariupol today, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says.
But Iryna Vereshchuk accused Russia of blocking humanitarian aid convoys into the city for the past three days. The World Health Organization also says it has been unable to reach Mariupol.
Russia has taken control of parts of the city. In one such area it handed out supplies to hundreds of residents who emerged from their places of shelter, according to a Reuters news report from the city.
At the scene was Denis Pushilin, the leader of the Russian-backed separatist enclave of Donetsk, as well as an official from Putin’s United Russia party, Andrei Turchak, according to pro-Russian separatist media.
Turchak wrote on his Telegram channel that Russia would rebuild Mariupol but added – “Make no mistake, Russia is here forever”.
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