Yeah! Yeah! Ukraine has a simple ask. “Artillery shells and aviation. Rest we do ourselves.”
More Shahed drones and another Russian SU-34 shot down.
“20 Days In Mariupol” wins the BAFTA award for documentaries.
The US House takes a two-week vacation while Denmark sends ALL of its artillery to Ukraine! ONE of these is SERIOUS while the other is not!
Zelenskyy meets American Representatives at Munich Security Conference.
The Lithuanian Foreign Minister is gloomy about Ukraine ever getting aid from the US.
Masha Gessen’s interviewed by WNYC. Gessen notes that Putin seems obsessed by Poland. Poland appears to be his target after Ukraine is finished. The significance of the timing of Navalny’s killing. Gessen also looks at the Tucker Carlson interview. Putin’s wars are always the fault of the other side. Putin “seemed to borrow from Hitler’s speech on the annexation of Sudetenland.”
Eastern Europe is listening very carefully to what the Russian leadership is saying. Our blogger: “And they are drawing reasonable and responsible conclusions from the empirical reality they are observing and acting appropriately.”
A massive attack results in 18 destroyed Russian armored vehicles.
Russians figure they lost 16k men and around 300 armored vehicles taking Avdiivka. The official death toll of the Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989) was only 15k.
Russian volunteer Murz documents losses from Avdiivka and probably gets himself into trouble by doing so.
An American vet serving in Ukraine pleads for more ammunition for Ukraine.