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Some insights into events in Ukraine in the weekend

Some insights into events in Ukraine in the weekend

I spent much of yesterday just listening to different podcasts trying to make sense of events in Ukraine over the weekend. On the face of it this was a rout for the Russian army: the Ukrainians won back (according to them 6,000 sq. km of territory and the Russians withdrew in chaos.    However, understanding comes not from listening to accounts from western journalists sitting in Kiev, getting all their information from the Ukrainian authority. At the very least, a…

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What Russia Wants From Its Invasion of Ukraine—and Why Zelensky Is Evil

What Russia Wants From Its Invasion of Ukraine—and Why Zelensky Is Evil

Here is some of the best analysis of the current events in Ukraine that I had heard – from a hotel room in Kiev, Ukraine. What Gonzalo Lira says makes perfect sense to me. The Americans go in and bomb everything in their site – buildings, infrastructure. The destroy the entire country. The Russians are not doing that; they want to destroy the regime but leave everything, up to and including the army. The one thing that could lead to…

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