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« Reply #255 on: April 12, 2022, 08:16:11 pm »
Russian soldiers kept women in a basement for 25 days; nine are now said to be pregnant
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London: War crimes investigators have uncovered horrific cases of sexual violence committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, including women and girls kept in a Bucha basement for 25 days. Ukraine’s official ombudsman for human rights, Lyudmyla Denisova, says nine of them are now pregnant.

Denisova said she had recorded multiple cases of ****, torture and abuse by Kremlin forces in Bucha, outside Kyiv, and in other Ukrainian towns as the full extent of the Russian brutality spurred calls for President Vladimir Putin to be charged with crimes against humanity.
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/russian-soldiers-kept-women-in-a-basement-for-25-days-nine-are-now-said-to-be-pregnant-20220412-p5actf.html

Sounds like something straight out of Western colonialism....

The battle for Mariupol: Allies call for investigation after allegation of chemical weapons use
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There are calls from the US and Britain for an investigation after Ukrainian soldiers of the Azov regiment were reported injured by a "poisonous substance" during another Russian assault on the port of Mariupol. There is no evidence yet gathered. The UK foreign secretary says it would be "a callous escalation" of the war. The Pentagon says it's "deeply concerning". Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky has already expressed his fears that Russia could deploy chemical weapons in his country.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38zgCOrhobk

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Re: Ukraine
« Reply #256 on: April 12, 2022, 11:41:22 pm »
I told you that sanctions are useless:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-imports-plunged-back-ukraine-073132445.html

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Russian imports have plunged on the back of the Ukraine War — but revenue from its oil and gas exports has more than made up for it
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Russia has reported its largest current account surplus in around three decades, as revenue from the country's oil and gas exports surged, Bloomberg records show. The surge in oil and gas exports came as imports plunged on the back of sweeping sanctions over the Ukraine war.

Russia's current account surplus hit $58.2 billion in the first quarter of this year, the country's central bank announced on Monday. This was more than double the $22.5 billion it recorded in the same period last year. Current account surplus is a key gauge of trade and investment flows, and trade is a big component of the measure.

Russia is an energy powerhouse, so even amid sanctions and boycotts, the country will still reap nearly $321 million from its energy exports in 2022 — 36% more than in 2021, Bloomberg Economics forecast in April. That's as oil prices have soared to 14-year highs this year amid fears of trade disruptions over infrastructure damage and sanctions against Russia.
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The windfall from high oil and gas prices has also helped the Kremlin bolster its emergency government reserves with 273.4 billion rubles ($3.2 billion) from its oil and gas sales.

Despite sweeping Western sanctions, Russia's coffers appear to be holding up. The country was repaying its foreign debt on time until last Monday, when the US Treasury blocked the country's payment in dollars held with US banks. Russia then transferred the money in rubles. The currency has bounced back to prewar levels thanks to Russia's strict capital controls.

The only thing that will work is taking Russian territory. Anyone who is not calling for this by now is not seriously trying to solve the problem.

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« Reply #257 on: April 13, 2022, 08:22:08 pm »
Ukrainian Raids Into Russia - Missile & Helicopter Attacks 2022
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Ukraine has launched at least one, perhaps two, attacks on to Russian soil so far during the present war. Find out the details here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPUpuuP6rts

Russia Sends Serious Threats To United States - Possible WW3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zq3hEJyypU

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502 Russian tanks have now been completely destroyed....

Rotting dead Russian soldiers found in trenches as Putin continues slaughter in east Ukraine
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The Sun's Defence Editor Jerome Starkey finds dead Russian soldiers rotting in trenches that have been made into shallow graves as Putin continues slaughter in the east of Ukraine.

DEAD Russian soldiers were left rotting in their bunkers on Tuesday as Ukraine’s troops overran their positions — but a deadly new onslaught by Putin’s forces is feared within days.

The Sun witnessed scenes of carnage following a major battle outside Kharkiv — even as Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to press on with his slaughter in the east.

Bodies lay slumped in blown-open dugouts after Ukraine seized control of a ridgeline in the three-day battle for Mala Rohan — where soldiers are confident they can defeat Russia.

One said: “Whatever Putin does, we won’t surrender. We have won the battle of Mala Rohan. We are one step closer to winning the war.”

But it comes amid rising fears Russia will unleash chemical weapons to turn the tide in its bloodbath invasion after many defeats.

Dozens of Russian troops in T-72 tanks had dug into a treeline two miles outside Kharkiv and bombarded Ukraine’s second city.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrbJ2Y4xHWg

How Putin got it so wrong in Ukraine
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CNN’s Fareed Zakaria reveals what he says are Russian President Vladimir Putin’s key miscalculations about Ukraine ahead of committing his military to invade. #CNN #News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAul6UcideA

Russian troops in 'Z tanks' move in on last remaining district in besieged Mariupol
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FOOTAGE shows Russian troops in 'Z tanks' and armoured vehicles heading towards the Azovstal industrial district, the only area in the besieged port of Mariupol still controlled by Ukrainian forces.

The battle for Mariupol appeared on Tuesday to be reaching a decisive phase, with Ukrainian marines holed up in the Azovstal district.

Should the Russians seize Azovstal, they would be in full control of Mariupol, the lynchpin between Russian-held areas to the west and east.

Reuters journalists accompanying Russian-backed separatists saw flames billowing from the Azovstal district, as service members were loading ammunition into armoured vehicles before heading to the frontline.

The city has already been laid waste by weeks of Russian bombardments that have killed possibly thousands of civilians.

The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVddvYVYct4

Let's talk about Russia's long-term futures....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwRZRYl-yPc

I think Beau is right here too, out of the four options for Russia's future I think Russia will choose isolation. This is what Dugin wants after-all as well and has explicitly stated such in the past.

Russia claims full control over Ukraine's Mariupol
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Russia says it is now in full control of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, but Ukraine says the resistance is still alive.

Tens of thousands of civilians are trapped in the besieged city.

Its mayor says Russian forces are covering up war crimes and disposing of the bodies while keeping the city sealed off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW8WUfz3XBk

Mariupol “on brink of capture” as Russia claims Ukrainian forces have surrendered - BBC News
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The strategic port city of Mariupol in south Ukraine appears to be on the brink of falling to Russian forces.

Russia says more than 1,000 Ukrainian marines have surrendered in the besieged city, although the authorities there have denied this.   

However Mariupol’s defenders have said that many of their soldiers are dead and the remaining troops are very short of ammunition.

The city has been surrounded for weeks by Russian forces and Ukraine’s government says it believes tens of thousands of civilians have died there.

Clive Myrie in Kyiv presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Tom Bateman in south-east Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcEl72Gn92c

Russia claims Ukrainian marines in the besieged city of Mariupol have surrendered | ITV News
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Officials had announced that Ukrainian forces would lose Mariupol to Russian forces within 24 hours, but it has been 48 hours since those claims were made.

Russia on Wednesday said more than 1,000 Ukrainian troops had surrendered in the port, but Ukraine did not comment on the claim.

It has been reported that Ukrainian soldiers in the region were losing their foothold and running out of ammunition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU4jukrWgPU

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« Reply #258 on: April 13, 2022, 09:47:19 pm »
Putin purges more than 100 FSB agents in apparent retaliation amid Ukraine invasion quagmire
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine appears not to be going according to plan, and President Vladimir Putin seems intent on blaming his old colleagues at the Federal Security Bureau (FSB) – the intelligence agency successor to the KGB – for the quagmire.

Putin reportedly purged more than 100 agents from the FSB, and his government sent the head of the department responsible for Ukraine to prison.
https://news.yahoo.com/putin-purges-more-100-fsb-043240239.html

Nothing to see here folks, everything is going according to plan!

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« Reply #259 on: April 13, 2022, 11:06:11 pm »
Steinmeier's visit to Kyiv 'not wanted' | DW News
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeieron Tuesday said a proposed trip to Kyiv had been rejected by the Ukrainian leadership.

Steinmeier had been planning to make a joint visit to Ukraine with Polish President Andrzej Duda and their Estonian, Lithuanian and Latvian counterparts "a strong signal of joint European solidarity with Ukraine."

But "that apparently wasn't wanted in Kyiv" Steinmeier said while visiting the Polish capital Warsaw.

Ukraine has previously been highly critical of the German president over his connections with Russia and the leading role he played as former foreign minister in improving relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jzlcAiXuqg

 ;D

Us Germans don't really want him in Germany anymore either....



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« Reply #260 on: April 13, 2022, 11:10:18 pm »
Ukraine claims to have sunk Russia's top warship
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Russia says its Moskva warship sunk as it was being towed to a port, hours after Ukraine said it hit the ship with a missile strike. Chris Livesay reports.

#Moskva #Ukraine #Russia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwjwuv7nBEE

Pentagon comments on significance of Russia’s loss of a warship in Black Sea
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The Russian warship, “Moskva,” that was badly damaged in combat was one of the ships involved in the now famous run-in with Ukrainian soldiers on Snake Island.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ck4UUh7-P0

Bad weather in Ukraine is ‘bogging down’ Russian army | Robert Fox
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“There is mud in the fields, everywhere. It's making it very difficult for the Russians to advance from the north down to the pocket to do what they were going to do five days ago.”

Robert Fox, defence editor at the Evening Standard, discusses Russia’s war with Ukraine on times.radio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2XEexacmUE

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« Reply #261 on: April 14, 2022, 08:02:18 pm »
Let's talk about Putin purging planners in the Fifth Service....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liCWOXetZFk

The rumor is that Russian intelligence officers faked Pro-Russian resistance group numbers in Ukraine to the Kremlin, whilst pocketing the money to setup said resistance groups themselves, believing that Putin would never invade Ukraine. This is why Putin and Lavrov believed that Russian troops would be greeted with flowers by Ukrainians. This rumor sounds plausible to myself as well, and as Beau also pointed out, would explain so much in regards to Russian failures in the Ukraine offensive.

Ukrainian Special Forces Use High Explosives Behind Enemy Lines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvp98eGSUnc

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« Reply #262 on: April 14, 2022, 11:53:11 pm »
When our enemies tell us their actual plan, we should believe them:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-philosopher-known-putins-brain-030236530.html

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A Russian philosopher known as 'Putin's brain' said Russia's retreat from Kyiv was only 'temporary'
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In the interview, Dugin referred to the Russian retreat as a "purely tactical move" that would allow the Russian army to regroup and execute "revisions" under the newly appointed Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, a key figure in the 2015 Russian campaign in Syria.
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Despite repositioning Russian troops to the east, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned that Putin still could seek to capture all of Ukraine. Dugin reinforced that notion in the interview, saying Russia's brutal campaign in eastern Ukraine alone is "not a victory" for the country.

"Our soldiers will not return home until targets across the country have been destroyed and security has been established, or until Zelensky surrenders," Dugin said, per Yahoo News.

We should be discussing how to capture Moscow.

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« Reply #263 on: April 15, 2022, 12:45:51 am »
Air raid alert declared for the entirety of Ukraine amid escalation warnings
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An air raid alert has been declared for all of Ukraine’s regions, following warnings Vladimir Putin could launch an “immediate escalation” of the war.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pldI_22Rbk

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« Reply #264 on: April 15, 2022, 02:52:07 am »
Finally someone gets it:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-u-s-must-take-a-strong-stance-against-russia-harsh-sanctions-will-only-raise-risks-to-the-world-11649865563

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Now the idea is to embargo Russia’s sale of  oil to the world. And the idea is to shut off Russia from not just raw materials but access to everything, including financial services.
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Does anyone really think that a personality like Vladimir Putin will put up with that and crawl into a corner and hide while his economy shrivels up around him? That’s not going to happen. And so, if not that, then what? We, the West, need to stop reveling in the expectation of our eventual “win” because “we” will never see it. Sanctions are not a winning strategy — we have already done that and failed.
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Putin is a dangerous man. But the Biden administration that has gauged the reaction of Putin wrongly in the past using sanctions may be gauging him wrongly again. Just ask former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who said that Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
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And one problem with imposing sanctions is that there is no battle front. There is no way to know when their bite is drawing blood. And so there is no way to know how the risks of a confrontation with Russia grow as sanctions remain in force.

But just as Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken incorrectly told us that the threat of sanctions would keep Putin out of Ukraine, we are now being told that, as long as we do not engage militarily or send too many weapons that are too modern or too destructive, we will not be in his sights. Not only does this increasingly seem naive on the face of it, but any scan of history suggests that sanctions, especially of this magnitude, are the equivalent of bombing a country’s factories and taking them out of action. In some ways they are the equivalent of neutron bomb-destroying economic activity but leaving the capital stock in place. Soon we will see how Putin reacts to that.

The U.S. has an obligation to Ukraine under the Budapest Memorandum, in which the U.S. promised to help Ukraine secure its borders when it gave up its nuclear weapons. In fact, the U.S. has not done that.

What’s worse, Russia, a fellow signatory to the Budapest Memorandum, has been the violator.
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With this in mind, I think the “hot war” should be conducted more aggressively since if the West backs off the hot-war confrontation when Putin eventually threatens nuclear or more aggressive responses to sanctions, then what would the West do? The West must stand strong from the start and not pin its hopes on sanctions, which have let us down once already and will probably do so again.


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« Reply #265 on: April 15, 2022, 04:10:57 pm »
Zelensky warns Putin may use nuclear weapons
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told CNN's Jake Tapper that "all of the countries of the world" should be prepared for the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin could use tactical nuclear weapons in his war on Ukraine. Watch the full interview on Sunday at 9am ET on 'State of the Union.' #CNN #News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7ap_EoNPNE

Russia warns U.S. and NATO to stop arming Ukraine
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Russia is demanding the U.S. and NATO stop arming Ukraine, saying continuing to do so could lead to "unpredictable consequences." This comes after Ukrainian officials said Russia's flagship vessel in the Black Sea sank after being hit by Ukrainian missiles, but Russian authorities said it sank in a storm while being towed for repairs after an explosion and fire. CBS News foreign correspondent Chris Livesay gave an update from Kyiv, Ukraine.

#News #RussiaUkraineWar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t00IhpCmHVE

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« Reply #266 on: April 15, 2022, 08:34:17 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHGXnMWZfP0

From the comments:

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Russia: “Ukraine did not sink our ship with Neptune cruise missiles”
Russia: “ in retaliation for our ship sinking, we will bomb the crap out of Kiev.”

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Russia: "Our battleship sank by itself"
Also Russia: "We want revenge for sinking our battleship."

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Russia: The sinking of the Moskva was a complete accident!
Also Russia: The attack on the Ukrainian facility was in retaliation for Moskva!


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« Reply #267 on: April 15, 2022, 11:27:39 pm »
Apparently, much of Russian state media is already calling for all out war....

Russian Army Takes Its Biggest Loss Yet - Crucial Loss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SllRVJcAWcc

The host raises a great point, no one has ever felt the full force of NATO or U.S. military power. If Russians underestimated Ukrainian resistance, they are certainly underestimating NATO and the U.S. as well if they believe that the current Russian military stands a chance against NATO alone, not to even mention the U.S.!

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« Reply #268 on: April 16, 2022, 02:28:33 pm »
If what the following soldier said is true then Russian forces attacked their own civilians in Russia to blame it on the Ukrainians. This soldier apparently then goes onto say that it was the FSB that blew up the apartment buildings in Moscow to blame on the Chechen's during the war in Chechnya. This would also not be the first time those accusations have been made against Putin and the FSB. Note that the oil depot that blew up in Russia was not mentioned. I suspect this was the Ukrainians because it appears to be a raid by a professional military, whereas there is nothing professional about the Russian military.

RUSSIAN SOLDIER ADMITS: PUTIN’S TROOPS BOMBED THEIR OWN PEOPLE || 2022
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‘THAT WAS OURS’

The used audio is from the Youtube audio library
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbYrV4mT0Qs

3,000 pieces of Russian military equipment estimated destroyed
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Military experts estimate that Russia has lost nearly 3,000 pieces of equipment in the conflict.

The losses are being blamed on Russian tactical miscalculations, and advanced weapons supplied by NATO countries.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK0_CRh2r2k

Russia warns US to stop arming Ukraine, sends formal letter warning | World News | WION
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Recently, US President Joe Biden announced $800 mn worth of military aid to Ukraine. Russia sent a diplomatic note to the United States to stop arming Ukraine. To get more details, we're joined by Fred Weir, Russian Affairs Expert.

#US #Russia #Ukraine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddrnHf-zeIg

Such a bizarre government in Russia. First it threatens the world with nuclear weapons and then it sends diplomatic notes. Absolutely amazing to me! I don't even think we could call the Russian government a professional government at this point either! I guess we shouldn't be too surprised if FSB agents are nicknaming themselves with monikers such as "007" and such on Skype, as if we are living in a movie!?!

Another Russian General Has Been Killed In Ukraine
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Russian Major General Vladimir Frolov, deputy commander of the 8th Army, was buried Saturday after being killed in combat in Ukraine, Russian state media reported, which would make him the eighth Russian general killed in Moscow’s invasion, if Ukrainian claims are true.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisakim/2022/04/16/another-russian-general-has-been-killed-in-ukraine/?sh=36bba17c3d41


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« Reply #269 on: April 17, 2022, 02:09:32 pm »
Former head of U.S. Army in Europe says U.S. arms sent to Ukraine "still not enough"
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Ret. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the former commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe, says Ukraine needs more long-ranged missiles and equipment, in addition to weapons the U.S. is currently providing.

#News #Ukraine #RussiaUkraineWar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR0yq8QJMCE

Ukrainian foreign minister says Mariupol "doesn't exist anymore" after Russian siege
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says the situation in the key port city of Mariupol is "dire" and "heartbreaking."

#News #RussiaUkraine #Mariupol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv8pkvVIbXw

How can Ukraine stop Russia from taking Mariupol? | General Philip Breedlove
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“We have done airlifts into enemy territory before. There is precedent for delivering directly to the people who are being attacked.”

General Philip Breedlove, NATO's Former Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, talks to Ayesha Hazarika about defending Mariupol.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm3PZwrTsp4

Fareed Zakaria: We must stop Putin's Plan B
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As Russia refocuses its war on Ukraine's east and south, CNN's Fareed Zakaria argues it will take much more military assistance from the West to ensure that Russia does not succeed in crippling Ukraine.
#CNN #News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX4NZpqybA8