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Fresh update on "ukraine" discussed on Bloomberg Wall Street Week
"Now a global news update. Many passengers looking to fly Delta or American Airlines today are dealing with delays. At least 13% of both airlines flights have been late in taking off. Nationwide that delays persist as more than 4100 flights within into or out of the U.S. have been delayed. 400 flights have been canceled. President Biden says the choice is clear after the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade. We're either elect federal senators and representatives who will codify row or Republicans who will elect the House and Senate will try to ban abortions nationwide. He made that remark while talking with governors from states including New York and Illinois. Biden added roe being overturned as implications for the right to privacy in general. Ukrainian president zelensky says the U.S. decision to send more assistance to his country is historic. The Pentagon announced a new $820 million package of military supplies to be sent to the war torn nation as it fights off the Russian invasion. Zelensky thanked President Biden for his continued leadership and support of Ukraine in its war against Russia. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is appealing the UK government's decision to extradite him to the U.S.. Lisa Taylor reports the appeal as the latest part of the story that began when Assange's website published classified U.S. documents, he faces 17 charges of espionage and one charge of computer misuse, Assange has been in custody in the UK since 2019 when he was arrested for skipping bail in a different legal battle, his lawyer set Assange would face inhuman treatment in the U.S. and would be unable to receive a fair trial. Stocks are closing higher after a roller coaster day on Wall Street at the closing bell the Dow gained 321 points to 31 O 97. The S&P added 39 points to 38 25 while the NASDAQ rose 99 points to 11 one 27. I'm Brian shook. California may turn back to using more fossil fuels in order to avoid blackouts this summer, Eddie McCann reports. Legislation signed by governor Gavin Newsom Thursday was touted as a plan to combat climate change, but it would give state agencies the ability to buy energy from non renewable resources in an emergency. Under the plan, the state would be
Russian missiles kill at least 18 in Ukraine's Odesa region
"Russian missile attacks on residential buildings in the Ukrainian port city of edessa have killed at least 18 people including two children a day after Russian forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island Video and still images released by the emergency service of Ukraine So widespread destruction and emergency workers in action Ukrainian news reports say the target of the missile attack was a multi story apartment block and a recreational area Later rescuers inside one of the ruin apartments clear rubble This comes after Russian forces pulled out from snake island on Thursday potentially easing the threat to edessa It was initially thought but Vladimir Putin's forces have kept up their push to encircle the last stronghold of resistance in the eastern province of
Fresh update on "ukraine" discussed on All Things Considered
"A couple takes wedding photos in front of the sandbags fortifying the city's 19th century opera hall. A street musician plays for tips nearby, and a young mother holds her baby on a bench. Fragrant rose is ring the empty fountain in the theater's garden. Across that garden is city hall. It's where we meet the Russian speaking mayor, Hannity, true. The occupiers cast is to take Odessa, but save as much of it as possible. Including the port, which has been idle since February. It had been Ukraine's most active seaport before Russian warships blockaded any exports from leaving. Himself has a history with Russia, he was in the Soviet Army and then served in Ukraine's parliament as a member of the Kremlin aligned party of regions, but he says if Russia were to invade Odessa, the city would know he's on Ukraine's side. So my position, I had it. I have it, and I haven't changed it. Odessa is a Ukrainian city. Odessa is the most patriotic city in Ukraine. Russia's goal, true hunnam says, is to choke off Odessa from the rest of Ukraine. They will try to surround Odessa to block it from the sea with their warships. If they manage, but I'm sure they won't to take Nikolai, then go on to Transnistria, and they begin fighting from there. It would let them cut Ukraine from the sea. Nikolayev is a city on the front lines of the war 80 miles to the east. Russia continues to launch missiles into its residential and industrial areas, including its port, and Transnistria is a Russian backed breakaway region of Moldova to the west. There are about 1500 troops there, but Ukrainian military sources say they're ill prepared to launch any real assault on Odessa. There has been no ground fighting in Odessa, and the missiles that target the city are rare. 200,000 people left the city early in the war, but many came back. And the war in the port closure are negatively affecting the city's economy. Still, it's relative safety has attracted 20,000 displaced people, though the mayor says the real number could be more than double that. Every day, hundreds of them line up at a converted school in the central part of town. It's now a place for people fleeing the east to get food and
Biden's Policies Is to Blame for High Oil Prices, Not Putin
"I mean we used to import about 5% of Putin's oil big deal But we became energy independent And so Biden says as long as the war is going on with Russia and Ukraine the price of gas will be high No as long as he has his foot on the throat of the oil industry the price will be high The oil industry is saying that it's Biden's policies the policies of his commie radicals at the EPA At the interior department at the energy department and everywhere else that is preventing them from doing what they need to do expanding Expanding refineries expanding drilling locations And so the Putin the butanoic then say effectively Ukraine's fault So Biden's blaming Putin and the pute noids are blaming the Ukrainians Why are we helping them Why are we giving them money Why are we supporting Because they're under attack They're an ally They're being destroyed Morons and on top of that Putin has said he has said in writing last year Intends to go through Ukraine and then what Eastern Europe The rest of Eastern Europe Good chunk of it anyway Duh
Fresh update on "ukraine" discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"We just talked about. I have the Hewitt corollary to the general rule that the Afghanistan collapses a disaster for American proposition. Here at corollary was we had 20 years of interoperability in Afghanistan, which really proved the concept of NATO and joint force operation under the United States American command. It was a very costly lesson, but we've got that lesson deeply in our bloodstream. What do you think about that proposition? It's absolutely accurate. And by the way, interoperability is a terrific word. It implies the communications work together, our cyber is inner netted, our command and control is put in place, but the other word is all of these armies were blooded in Afghanistan. They fought. They saw their shipmates die alongside the colonels who fought in those operations in those forever wars, are now the generals who command these armies. Same with the admirals. And this is now a very experienced war fighting force in combat and you put that alongside the corollary you indicate that interconnection, command and control, the high-tech, all of that, the intelligence, that's a very formidable force. I, again, do not see Vladimir Putin taking on NATO. I think we have the strongest deterrent you can imagine. So my last question is about the sunk cost that now burden Vladimir Putin. It is an important principle of life that you sever sunk costs because they're gone, you can't get it, but he has a lot of sunk costs in the Ukraine adventure now. Does he wake up or does he double down on disaster in your opinion admiral? He will double down on disaster and call it a victory. And what I mean by that is he will consolidate control in the southeast, hunker down, shoot for a Korean War scenario ending where he can turn around to the Russian people and falsely say, oh, I did everything I set out to do here. We all know he set out to conquer the entire country, put a puppet regime in Kyiv. He ended up with at best 20%. You know, any test I took at Annapolis, if I got a 20% on it, I failed it. And I think that's reality. He'll try and sell that to the Russian people. But no, he's not going to wake up on a Tuesday morning and just pull his forces out of here. Exit question. Since you brought up Korea, all of that dynasty inherited their son cause. Well, the next Russian say, that was a disaster. I want to get back into Europe, cut and dump those costs and withdraw from Ukraine. What do you think of the possibility of that? From your lips to God's ears. And I think it is a realistic possibility, the kleptocracy around Putin will collapse alongside with him. And I hope that that is every possibility of the Hewitt solution. A happy 4th of July to you, admiral Stan Reed, does have a great one. You certainly have earned it through all your years, return, former allied supreme commander of NATO and of southern command, putting a period on the week that the west had, which was a good one just like the constitution. I'll be right back,.
Report of Mass Rape in Ukraine by Russian Military
"The Russian military is committing so many Abuses It's even impossible to catalog I have a piece here I can't even read it to you About the mass rape that's taking place in Ukraine How come it's not discussed by the puke noids and their hemorrhoids in the media When the Republican Party were in the Democrat party They targeted with a long distance missile a maw with a thousand people in it There are tens of thousands of Ukrainians who have been forcibly moved How do you crane it into Russia In the past Russia has used people like that at slave labor camps Including tens of thousands of children In this bizarre alliance unintended but nonetheless reality Between the put noids and their hemorrhoids and Joe Biden and his hemorrhoids that the bizarre combination is just repudiating It's repulsive
Fresh update on "ukraine" discussed on Balance of Power
"And radio. I'm David Westin, the war in Ukraine continues apace and was very much the subject, both of the G 7 meetings over in Germany as well as the NATO meetings in Madrid. To take us through what was done at those meetings and what is going on on the ground in Ukraine and welcome to Mark Kim it. He's retired Brigadier general. He also served as an assistant Secretary of State and is a deputy assistant Secretary of Defense. So general, thank you so much for being back with us. Let's start with the NATO meetings because they came up with essentially a new strategy document the design understand it reposition NATO. Tell us about that and it's significance. Well, David, I would simply say that this is not new. We're just going back 15 years to the end of the Cold War. This holiday from history that we've had that somehow we don't see the Soviet Union now Russia as an adversary. I think those days are over. It's recognized in the new strategic concept. Russia is a threat and in fact, China is now an area of concern as well. Yeah, it's an important point. It was not just Russia was also China. That may be a little bit new, right? Because it really is positioning. And it's exactly what president Xi has warned about that. He thinks basically we're trying to create a version of NATO involving Asia. Well, in fact, one of the major concerns that Putin has had for many, many years is this NATO enlargement that got NATO closer and closer to his borders. And it is certainly not the case that NATO will do that with China, but it's getting closer. If not geographically in cyber and economic power in diplomacy. So she has some concerns. I think most of it is rhetoric, but the NATO is recognizing the impact of China in the national security around the world. General, from what we saw, we saw the new strategy statement coming out and it was you say it's not new. It's 15 years old. They also moved forward on admitting Sweden and Finland. And president Erdoğan of turkey went along, although now they seem to be backsliding some. Take us into that decision because as I understand it, the U.S. is not going to supply F-16s to turkey. Last time you and I talked about this was a while ago. I thought there was a security problem with that because the S 400s were supplied by Russia. Yeah, I think what we're going to have to do is modify the F-16s. We do that any time we send equipment overseas, we modify the capabilities so that it doesn't threaten American interests and American weapons, but focuses more. On the capability of the S 400s. It will certainly be the case I would suspect that we won't put the F-16s in there if they're turning on the S 400s. And what is the chance that turkey will backslide? Because I saw some reports today that said, oh no, no, we're not going to actually let Sweden and Finland in unless they repatriate. So what they call traders from Sweden and Finland is there a chance turkey will go back on it or are they committed? Well, the president is committed, however, that still needs to go through the Turkish parliament. So I think that Finland and Sweden in particular Sweden needs to take action on the supporters of the PKK and the ypd before the Turkish parliament is convinced that this is a good idea for Turkish national security reasons. What part is turkey playing in the conflict in Ukraine at this point? Are they neutral? Are they siding with NATO? Are they encouraging Russia? What are they doing? Well, at the beginning and from the outset of this conflict, the most effective drone on the battlefield has been the Turkish art. The fact that turkey had a good relationship with the Ukraine meant those by aktas were operating from day one and I think we understand that most of those drone photos we saw at the beginning of the war were from Turkish drones. So I think turkey is playing a helpful role militarily and diplomatically they are a pretty good intermediary between Russia and NATO, although that intermediary role doesn't seem to have affected Putin's desires inside of Ukraine. General, what is your sense of what's going on on the ground in eastern Ukraine right now? We talked a while ago and you said a critical issue will be hitting Russian supply lines, particularly with artillery rockets, things like that. Are we doing that? Well, the Ukrainians are using their dumb artillery to go after the supply lines. And I think we can see that it hasn't had a lot of effect. We start bringing in some of the western artillery, the western high Mars and the western multiple launch rocket systems that have a precision capability. I think there will be a better chance to interdict the supply lines in particular the railroads that are so necessary to bring in huge amounts of artillery, which is creating such havoc inside of Ukraine right now. Well, let's talk about that havoc because there's a general sense, at least in the press a bit, but this may be very slowly slipping away from Ukraine and for that matter from NATO and going Russia's way. Slowly, but nonetheless moving in that direction. Is that accurate? Yeah, I really don't see that at this point. That may be a current situation, but look, the president and NATO agreed that they were going to support Ukraine for as long as it takes. And I think if this starts getting out of hand, NATO will step in terms of in terms of material support, get more equipment, more ammunition, more capability to the Ukrainians to stop that forward movement inside the Donbass and outside the Donbass for that matter as well as we saw with Odessa today. This is me talking now. This might not be the first time that U.S. or for that matter parts of Western Europe have fought a war that's far away and it hasn't affected the populace very much. Are we prepared to the United States? And by the way, let me be very specific is the German populace prepared for some of the hardship that might come their way if in fact the Russians turn off the gas. Well, look, I think that goes to the overall issue, David of strategic patients. Are we in it for the long run? Have our national leaders convinced the people to make the sacrifices that are necessary to live up to President Biden's view that we're going to do this as long as it takes. At this point, all we've done is condemn Putin. But I'm not sure the nation's in general. And in this case, the U.S. in particular that our president has got up there and said, we need to make the sacrifices in terms of gas in terms of food prices so that we win this war. We do that in every war. And in this case, the Ukrainians are fighting the war for us. So I think Schultz in Germany and President Biden America needs to stand up and explain to their populations why they need to make these war sacrifices. Finally, general, what do you make of the capability of the Ukrainian forces at this point? And obviously they've done a magnificent job, at least as far as anyone can tell. But are they being degraded? Can they keep it up? Well, they certainly are being degraded. There's no doubt about that. I think serendipitously we're moving into that phase of the conflict where this is going to be more of an artillery duel than soldier on soldier. So that may reduce the amount of soldier casualties and it will also give Ukraine the time to bring up many of their reserves. If you take a look at the reserve capability of Ukraine, who they can call up, they can do this for the long run. They just need the material to support them, not the manpower. Retired Brigadier general Mark Kim, thank you so much. Always a pleasure of you with this mark. Coming up are
Putin's 'Toxic Masculinity' to Blame for Ukraine War, Says Boris
Karl Frisch Discusses Biden's Approval Ratings
"Political consultant cap on because I get what everybody's saying that Biden's approval ratings are not good, which I'm sorry. I put directly at the media's feet because he has an extraordinary list of accomplishments, best economy in 50 years. Michael mcfaul just said, it was not inevitable that NATO would be more united and expand as a result of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Potus played a leading historic role in producing this new NATO bravo mister president. You don't see him get credit for that anywhere. Along with anything else that he is, I mean, he is, as we always said, he inherited a Civil War, essentially, the insurrection, right? One of my thinking of Spanish flu whatever COVID was. And The Great Depression. He inherited all of that from Trump. And I just, I guess I'm not surprised at his approval ratings call, but I guess what it's showing in state by state is it's not affecting fetterman was looking great, obviously Warnock is looking great now. I think you know what's interesting. Tim Ryan's real chance. It doesn't look like that. Something similar with Biden that there was with Trump, although Biden is more popular than Trump was. You know, we all scratched our heads when Trump lost but Republicans did okay in the congressional races. Or in a lot of the congressional races. And I think people can separate their views of different people. I think what Biden has going against him is not that he's unpopular. It's that there are some Democrats who are disappointed that more hasn't been done, right? Because they wanted not only a departure from Trump, they wanted everything they've been waiting for. And then reality it's with what Congress can get accomplished with the margins that it
US Boosting Forces Across Europe Over Russian Threat, Biden Tells NATO
"The big news yesterday. President Biden indeed all of the NATO leaders have sent Russia a defiant message according to The Washington Post. Under pressure to find new ways to confront Russia as a deadly invasion of Ukraine dragged into its 5th month President Biden and then allies on Wednesday announced a historic surge of forces along Europe's eastern Flank and welcome Finland and Sweden as soon to be members as they promised to defend every inch of NATO territory. The muscular military announcements were intended to send an unmistakable message that NATO remains unified against Russia's growing belligerents, said Biden standing alongside NATO secretary general Stoltenberg on the second day of the NATO
Biden Boosts US Troops in Europe Because of Russia's War in Ukraine
"From the Financial Times, U.S. to boost military presence in Europe as NATO's strengthens defenses. 5000 additional troops to Romania to squadrons of U.S. fighter aircraft after a U.S. F-35s will be in the United Kingdom. These are good moves. The deal is there's no money in the budget for them. Joe Biden gave no additional money. There's a real cut in the Biden budget, but we're looking forward to the Senate in the house agreeing to fund the Department of Defense so that we can actually do this, rebuild the supplies of the weaponry that has gone to Ukraine rightly, but it is up to you to elect Republicans at every level if you want the defend not only Europe but yourself. From China and
Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault
"Russian forces are leaving snake island but keeping up its protracted eastern Ukraine assault Russia's pull back from a Black Sea location where they faced relentless Ukrainian army attacks but is keeping up the push to encircle the last bulwark of Ukraine's resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk While in central Ukraine funerals are being held for some of the 18 people confirm killed by Monday's Russian missile strike on a busy shopping mall in kremenchuk Crews continue to search through the rubble for another 20 people who remain missing I'm Charles De
US to boost military presence in Europe for Russia threat
"The U.S. is ramping up its military presence in Europe in another push to boost regional security after Russia's Ukraine invasion At a NATO summit in Spain President Biden announced a significant boost for the long haul In Poland we're going to establish a permanent headquarters in the U.S. 5th Army Corps The first permanent basing of U.S. forces on NATO's eastern edge The president says he's also boosting rotational troop deployments to Romania and the Baltics sending more fighter jet squadrons to the UK more air defenses and other capabilities to Germany and Italy He calls it an unmistakable message to Moscow That NATO is strong united The White House says the commitments mean the U.S. will keep some 100,000 troops in Europe for the foreseeable future Sagar Meghani at The Pentagon
Live updates | China scolds NATO for 'Cold War mentality'
"China has reprimanded NATO for what it calls the alliances Cold War mentality a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman also said NATO should give up the practice of creating enemies and not to try to mess up Asia and the whole world after disrupting Europe the comments come as NATO leaders hold a summit in Spain where they are expected to identify China as a challenge for the alliance The spokesman also said that NATO members actions near the Asian mainland and the South China Sea were creating tension and provoking conflicts These remarks follow reports from Australia that China committed a dangerous act of aggression against an Australian air force plane conducting aerial surveillance in the South China Sea China has also criticized sanctions brought against Russia whose invasion of Ukraine has refused to condemn or even describe as an act of aggression I'm Karen Chammas
Macron says Russia can't win in Ukraine after strike on mall
"The day after the Russian military shelled the Ukrainian region of nikolayev Ukrainian emergency services released a video showing them rescuing civilians trapped in the rubble of a damaged building A drill says through a metal gates as an emergency workers attempt to open up the entrance of the building badly shelled by Russian forces After a short while a man trapped in the top floor can be seen walking down a ladder with the guidance of a firefighter The Russian strike targeted the city of otaki in the michelada region at least two people were killed including a 6 year old child several others were reported wounded including a three month old baby who is in a coma I'm Karen Chammas
Biden: US boosting force posture in Europe for Russia threat
"President Biden says America's military presence in Europe is about to get bigger as NATO responds to the threat from Moscow following Russia's invasion of Ukraine I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Biden says the U.S. is establishing a permanent headquarters in Poland sending two additional F-35 fighter jet squadrons to the UK and will send more air defense and other capabilities to Germany and Italy The U.S. has also beefing up military assets in Romania and the Baltic region meeting with NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg and Madrid for the alliance Susan eel summit Biden declared we're sending an unmistakable message in my view and I think yours as well That NATO is strong united and the steps we're taking during this summit are going to further augment our collective strength I'm Ben Thomas
Brittney Griner is in for a Russian Reality Check
"I've been following this case of the WNBA star Brittany griner stuck in a Russian gulag. I saw the face she made yesterday as she was walking into the court in Moscow with handcuffs, wearing glasses, she had a great T-shirt, I think, and man did she look petrified. Her eyes were so big. I don't blame her. Listen, as bad as she thinks America is, she's about to get a taste of how lucky she is to be an American. So Briana comes in and had four security guards and a dog, and they all led her down a stairwell to a courtroom for her hearing, and she was ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her trial. Which extends her detention for another 6 months, now occasion don't know the story that you don't care, Brittany griner, two time gold medalist, was arrested back in February and a Russian airport just one week before Russia launched its invasion against Ukraine. And she got arrested because she had, she felt she had to smuggle in her vape cartridges that contain cannabis oil past security.
Sanctions are Tough... Especially in Commodity Markets
"Share with you a story that just crossed on The Wall Street Journal, but I just want to share with you the headline that The Wall Street Journal is publishing. And that is oil tanker is stopped by U.S. in transit from Russian port to New Orleans. Apparently a commodity trading firm based out of Switzerland was trading this energy and U.S. authorities now are concerned because it was coming straight into Louisiana. The tanker is owned by a group Greek shipping company, apparently. And it was chartered by a commodity trading firm out of Switzerland. I just want to point out, again, sanctions are tough, right? Especially in commodity markets. Especially in commodity markets, because it's all the same stuff. It's just where you're getting it. Great thing to help illustrate this that we saw just last week. And I talked about this on Friday show. And that was the three tons of gold that had made its way into Swiss refineries from Russia. And it's like, wait a second. Don't we have a deal here? And by the way, Switzerland has always of course been quite legendary for being agnostic when it comes to any political or international foreign affairs type situations because they are just, you know, look, we're just here to transact. And so they've always had that reputation, but what was interesting was because of Ukraine, they came out and said that they were going to honor the sanctions as well. And then we got the news of the gold the other day. And now you look at this and you say, well, wait a second. What's going on? I mean, in this case, it's actually going from Russia to Louisiana. I've told you before. I mean, the biggest problem here and you've seen it throughout history and it's still happening today is that when you've got a commodity that is traded on worldwide exchanges, it becomes hard to trace at some point.
NATO summit to open as leader warns of 'dangerous' world
"President Biden has arrived in Spain for a NATO summit as the alliance's chief warns members have to do more to boost global security NATO's yen Stoltenberg says Russia's Ukraine invasion as fundamentally shifted the alliance's approach and the meeting in Madrid will chart the path The blueprint for NATO in a more dangerous and unpredictable world Which requires more defense investments just 9 of NATO's 30 members meet the alliance suspending target President Biden's aim is to make sure none waver in backing Ukraine Trans noting community has been and will continue to be the greatest strength in our response to Russia He's announced the U.S. is working to send more destroyers to a Spanish naval base as a way of boosting the alliance and security push Sagar Meghani Washington
G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money
"Most of the world's most powerful economic nations are pledging their support for Ukraine The G 7 nations are the U.S. Germany France Italy the UK Canada and Japan They're promising to support Ukraine and its war against Russia for as long as it takes The host of the G 7 summit German Chancellor Olaf Schultz said we agree the president Putin must not win this war He said they'll continue to punish Putin and his regime economically and politically The G 7 leaders say they'll explore what can be done to limit Russia's income from oil sales and come that's financing its war in Ukraine They also agreed to a ban on imports of Russian gold and to increase aid to countries hit with food shortages because of the war I'm Rita foley
Zelenskyy address on Day of the Constitution
"President volodymyr zelensky has addressed the nation to Mark Ukraine's constitution day saying Ukraine's resistance to Russian aggression and the defense of its territory is a right and an obligation So lenski says Ukrainians didn't start the war were not the first to shoot and were not the first to attack He says we defend Ukraine which is a sovereign independent democratic social and legal stake taking up arms we did not hesitate as at a crossroads in a video address recorded in front of the pilot Oleg monument in Kyiv He added Russian aggression shows how important it is to defend the fundamental principles that are enlisted in the constitution orlick is considered to be the author of the first Ukrainian constitution that dates back to 1710 I'm Charles De
US officials return to Venezuela amid gas price hike
"Senior by the administration officials have quietly traveled to Venezuela in the latest bid to rebuild relations with the South American oil giant AP correspondent Norman hall reports A State Department spokesperson says the U.S. delegation that arrived in Caracas includes ambassador James story who heads the U.S. government Venezuelan affairs unit out of neighboring Colombia The visit comes as the Ukraine war drags on and is driving gas prices higher because of sanctions on Russia The delegation also includes roger karstens the special presidential envoy on hostage affairs His visit is said to be a welfare check focus on the safety of several detained U.S. citizens including a group of oil executives from Houston based citgo jail for more than four years There have been recent signs of thawing relations between Washington and Caracas On Norman
"ukraine" Discussed on Can We Talk?
"Brutal invasion has brought the plight of Ukraine to the world's attention. Many of us have heard about the courageous leadership of Ukraine's Jewish president, volodymyr zelensky. Lesser known are the experiences of Jewish women and families in Ukraine. There are several 100,000 Jews in Ukraine. Tens of thousands have been among the millions of Ukrainians displaced.
"ukraine" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
"So I wasn't given this day and but I went away with my friends in a first day when it starts and now we are on a west side of Ukraine in the mountains that's why sometimes I have a really bad connection here. But we are still in Ukraine and we keep going we are doing projects as creative agency and in this issue it's my first experience as an editor and it's a great experience and that's it. Wow. You have been such a wonderful editor to work with and I can't say enough about it. I've been a big fan of angry the agency where dasha works for years angry has done some of the best just different work. I don't really know the right word for it and I'm sure angry also has trouble communicating the kind of work it's not just ads that create really fascinating ideas and it's an agency I've just been intrigued by for so many years and your team were the first I mean, I feel a little bad saying the first people I thought of. But in terms of our industry, when the war broke out, angry was immediately on my mind because it has always been such a stellar representation of the Ukrainian creative spirit and what made it different. So it was an honor getting to have you on this team and getting to work with you. Thank you. Sophia, tell us about yourself and how your life has changed since the war began. Usually and right now I'm an editor, a journalist and screenwriter, usually I focus on creativity, culture, human rights issues. And I'm born in I was born in the town in the west of Ukraine, called lutsk. But for the last 8 years, I was living in gyp..
"ukraine" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"So two months in, what is less think about his country's future? He struggled to answer that question, actually. He's very worried about kind of the long-term effects of the war just from a trauma perspective on him and other people doing this kind of work. I'm just worrying that I'm going to have some consequences like mentally after this. I had to go to terrific or something. He does think Ukraine will prevail eventually. I know that we will win this war. We already won this war, actually. A mentally and culturally the only thing I just don't want more people to die in this war. But I think he has a pretty realistic understanding that it's going to be a really long, bloody, painful slog until then. The war is not ended, that something everybody has to sometimes run is already starting to talk about the end.
"ukraine" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"6 8 7 51 at number is 802 four 6 8 7 51 I'll go to balance of nature dot com and use discount code balance. I'm back with Rebecca coughler, Russian born U.S. intelligence expert author of the book, Putin's playbook Rebecca, you were talking in the last segment about an irony, which is that you've got all these U.S. intelligence experts, and they seem to be participating in a scheme in America to contract and repress liberty. Certainly to oppose a truth from coming out, sometimes they deploy their power to go after political opponents. They're deploying these kind of socialist tactics in America and that are undermining, as you say, democracy. And at the same time, their rhetoric is consistently one of promoting democracy abroad. In fact, this is their whole justification for trying to mobilize a global campaign on behalf of Ukraine. We got to protect democracy against authoritarianism, what do you think is the actual agenda of these guys? Normally when I find that people are acting in a double standard, there's some single standard hiding behind the double standard. So what's the single standard? What's the agenda of these guys in promoting let's call it authoritarianism at home, freedom abroad? I'm actually just a stunned as you dinesh. It is a mystery to me what these people are up to because it is really not only ironic, but it is scary that they are talking about promoting democracy in every nook and cranny of the world, even willing to go to war over it, sacrifice thousands of lives of American servicemen and women the real patriots. You know, these are the people in the Washington establishment who make decisions that affect people's lives. And yet they are willing to suppress democracy here. I do not know. I'm at a lost dinesh, all I know is that this needs to stop and we need to expose these people these 50 people need to really lose their security clearances right now and anyone who suppressed alternative analytic view, whether it's COVID, whether it's the Russian interference in 2016 election, they need to be fired right now. Rebecca, where do you think this Ukraine war is going? I mean, I'm kind of, I'm assuming you agree with me that some of this attempt to cancel Russia, you know, to, in other words, block Russian banking from going on and make sure that the Russian singer at the Met does not allow to perform or all this kind of stuff. I'm assuming that Putin's not going to be particularly fazed by any of this. Now he might be a little more phase. We talked about this last time by the campaign against the Russian oligarchs. That might actually hit a little bit closer to home, but do you think that his goal is to level Ukraine and take it over? Or do you think he wants to bring the Ukrainian government into a position of abject submission to Russia in which Ukraine would remain remain quasi independent but nevertheless it will do Russia's bidding going forward? So remember how this war started dinesh Putin stated several times that Ukraine's potential membership in NATO was a red line. The reason it is a red line for Putin is because NATO is a military alliance, which specifically was created to counter the Soviet Union. And so the distance right now between NATO forces and St. Petersburg, which is the second largest city in Russia, has reduced from the Cold War to today from a thousand miles to 100 miles, okay? Putin wants to enforce his version of the Monroe doctrine. She believes that is part of his vital interests. You know, the strategic security perimeter, it was true that Russia has relied on that strategic buffer zone for centuries for wars and most wars have come from the west, right? So that's a pure military calculation. So right now, even though tactically, the Russians have performed horribly miserably, it's embarrassing. So Putin's strategic plan has not survived contact with the adversary. He has achieved and is achieving his strategic goal, which is to prevent Ukraine from becoming part of NATO. Why is because so long as Ukraine remains in active conflict and so long as there's no territorial integrity and sovereignty, it can become part of NATO, okay? Second, the several Ukrainian cities have just been obliterated. Foreign investment is not flowing in Ukraine. Ukraine has been destroyed both physically and economically. And that just suits fine for Putin. And so this is a very, very long game. It's not going to end any time soon, not in a month, not in two months. He's in it for a very, very long haul. Rebecca, you just said something to me, but that's very fascinating, which is that, you know, you would hardly be accused of being a Putin apologist. You are in fact your book is a kind of scorched earth expose of Putin and the bandits around him. And yet you made a point that anyone who takes a kind of, let's call it America first way of thinking about the world. We have to say that if we think about American interests and of course, America came up with the Monroe doctrine just as you said in order to protect its own backyard, that there is an element of rationale in what Putin is saying when he says, in effect, I need to protect my backyard. I don't like the idea of NATO troops breathing down my neck a hundred miles away from St. Petersburg any more than you would if the situations were reversed. Do you think that in fairness that the west has been a little dismissive of Russia's legitimate security concerns and in that sense did the west through its own recklessness? Obviously Putin's doing it. We're not trying to say that the west is doing it, but did the west contribute to this, this is kind of mere shimmer's point in a realist analysis of the situation. And is it the case that the Biden administration in the west does bear a little bit of the blame here? So I 100% agree with John Mia shyama. In fact, this is a highly intelligent person. West Point graduate, right? But look, nobody invites John Mayer shy, I just speak on TV. Even, you know, even on regular networks that are conservative leaning because his version of events, like the reality that he's describing to us. Real politic, right? Which drives every single statesman, real estate, right? Whether not just authoritarians. So he describes that how it is. So he is the cracks of their matter, dinesh. We have refused to acknowledge that Putin has legitimate security concerns and we pretend that those don't exist. But they do exist. And the longer we are going to deny that reality, we are not going to be able to predict how far Putin is going to go in order to defend his perceived security concerns and his perceived fear of influence. And we also are going to underestimate what he can potentially do. And what he can potentially do, and I've said it many times, and this is why, in some quarters, I'm no longer invited is because I talk realistically, I provide sober intelligence analysis instead of making people feel good. He may use tactical nuclear weapons to deescalate conflict in Ukraine and to achieve victory that he believes is very important for him to achieve. Rebecca, that's very sobering analysis. I'm assuming it applies not just to Putin, but also to the way we understand China, as you say, all countries in the world.
"ukraine" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Guys, I'd like to welcome back to the podcast Rebecca coughler. I had Rebecca on the show on March 23rd, Debbie reminds me. So about ten days ago and I meant to get into the discussion of the Ukraine war and we cover, we went down some fascinating trails, but we didn't even get there. So I thought, well, we got to have Rebecca back. Let me tell you a little bit about it. She's a Russian born U.S. intelligence expert. She's worked with the defense intelligence agency, the CIA, she's brief The Pentagon, The White House, and NATO, she's received the national intelligence professional award. She's also the author of this book. Putin's playbook. Russia's secret plan to defeat America Rebecca, welcome back. Thanks for joining me again. And we've got this war raging in Ukraine. Now, it seems to have lasted maybe longer than people expected and what I mean by this is I saw some early estimates which were attributed to intelligence officials, basically saying this was going to be like a three day or a 5 day war. I think they were expecting the Russians to be in Kyiv or Kyiv, that is apparently not happened. Were the original estimates off and why is it that the Russians who seem to be so much bigger and stronger than Ukraine having so much difficulty here? Yes, danesh, the estimates were completely off. And that is nothing new for the intelligence community. Remember, they were wrong on three key things. And this is just a recent recent fiasco. The intelligence community assessed that the Russians wanted to elect Donald Trump in 2016. Nothing can be further from the truth. Fear Trump. The Russians by intervening in our elections wanted to sow Discord and foment social unrest and polarized our society and regretfully our intelligence officials, the corrupt ones helped the Russians to do that. We're still polarized. Number two, you know, with regard to COVID origins, they did the same thing. They suppressed a very viable analytic line which did not align with the group thing. And believe me, the intelligence community is all about the groupthink. So what do we learn now is that COVID origins likely stand from a some biological weapons lab, right? So number Hunter Biden's laptop, 50 intelligence officials from the spy agencies, not one, not two, 50 dinesh. Signed a petition saying that Hunter Biden's lap laptop story was Russian disinformation. So are we surprised about this complete failure to understand the adversary, Vladimir Putin? So Rebecca, let's talk about the Hunter Biden laptop for just a minute because it's hard for me to believe that these 50 intelligence officials genuinely believed that it was Russian disinformation, right? Isn't it more likely that they had a political interest in Biden winning the election? Maybe they felt that Biden would be more protective of the deep state. And so in a sense, they went to work for Biden, didn't they? And put their credentials at his disposal to sort of make this story go away. And in fact, they helped it to go away because many people appeal to that many media sources said, well, look, if they say, these are the people who supposedly know, then we can write this off as we can justify not covering the laptop story because we don't want to be just replicating Russian disinformation. 100% dinesh, the intelligence officials, the corrupt ones and they are part of the deep state. Some people don't believe that such a thing exists, but it does. When you and when you're listening to finish my book, you will know what I mean by the deep state. And so just like the Russians sought to divide the United States, my adopted homeland, as you said, I was born and raised in the totalitarian state. In this manner, the corrupt intelligence leaders wanted also to divide America by hiding the information and effectively intervening in our democratic process, the electoral process. Imagine that they had just worse than the KGB basically. And it's the same people who are trying to democratize other countries. They are fighting right now, trying to help Ukraine become a democracy. They are destroying democracy in our own land. This is not the same country that I came to in 1989. Democracy is being eroded and becoming more and more as a word like a word with nothing real behind that. Rebecca, we'll come back to Ukraine in the next segment, but let me ask you about Russia because you were raised in Russia in the era of the Cold War. And what now in a post Cold War era. I remember going back to the 1970s and 80s gene cook Patrick whom you might remember was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She made an important distinction between authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, which as I understand it, that totalitarian regime tries to run your life from beginning to end. They care about what you eat. They care about how your family is organized. They want to tell you whether you should go to church, yes or no. They want you to only work in a certain sector that they assign to you, but an authoritarian regime is not like that. So if you think of say a Pinochet in Chile, he was an authoritarian dictator, he wanted to be in power. If you came out in the street to oppose him, he would send goons to beat you up, but he didn't care how you lived or what you ate or what religion you practice. That was an important to him. You could live your life normal. So the way I look at it is an authoritarian regime is a tyrannical regime, but it is not as tyrannical as a totalitarian regime. Could ask you to reflect on this distinction and apply it if it applies at all to the difference between, let's call it the old Soviet Union and Russia after the Cold War. Well, to be honest with you, to me, it's just semantics, dinesh, because I grew up there and perhaps you could describe the Soviet Union, the USSR, right?.
"ukraine" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW
"Any individual yes, there may be right or wrong reasons to donate and donating itself might be right or wrong. If I'm Ukraine, I don't give one spiffy about right or wrong reasons. My back is against the wall and in spite of these early military successes and surprising the world, I'm still in a fight for my existence. If an AirDrop is going to double my donations, let's do the damn thing. Now again, in no way am I saying that you as an autonomous individual deciding whether to support this or not has to agree with that logic. I'm also not going so far as to say that they thought all the way through and decided to callously use this as a tool to increase their donations without ever having any intent to follow through on the AirDrop. I think in this chaotic timeline, it's much more likely that someone said, hey, we should do an AirDrop. I bet more people will donate and they said, let's go. And when we started to understand the potential logistics and implications after, which gets us to the rug. Now, as I just mentioned, the uncharitable interpretation is that Ukraine never intended to do the AirDrop and we're just taking advantage of crypto folks. The more charitable interpretation is that they didn't understand the logistics evolved. They had no idea the likely behavior of network spamming small donations and had to pull out when they saw how much work it was going to be. I personally am inclined to the second logic, not because I think that the uncharitable interpretation is out of the realm of possibility. I think it's clear that these guys will do whatever it takes to get an edge to keep their freedom. I think that the charitable interpretation just seems more likely. It's the explanation that best maps out onto how crypto neophytes moving quickly might handle this thing. Either way, I think it's also a good reminder that part of the game of crypto is no assurances and no take backsies. No one signed a contract, they sent whatever they sent in good faith, and one can argue that this makes good faith more important and rugs more deleterious because that's all we have, but.
"ukraine" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"He tragic we saw his mother murdered by Nazis before his own eyes, but if you read some of his work, chernivtsi is very recognizable in his novel. So yeah, this is to say that for hundreds of years, writers have been living in coming to visit chair and you see and they are still doing that. There is always something to do our restaurants are very beautiful. We have even local artists who are hired to create neural so people really love to visit these places because they are made to look like works of art. It's a quiet city overall though. A lot of people come here and talk about how cozy it is compared to give or hard key for even before the war it was really in ideal place every single person told me how beautiful champions he was. So before the war started, it was very typical to go to a cafe walk down the street with your friends or go to the tarasov chanco park where there's a ping Pong tables for people to play on or to walk your dog. But now since the war in Ukraine has started, it's been a week. And January has become a city of refugees, according to the local city officials. We have taken in over 11,000 refugees from across Ukraine since Russia's war with us began. And please keep in mind that this is only after one week. Almost 2000 of those 11,000 refugees are children. The board of China C is less cozy, but the locals are mobilizing. They are frantically trying to collect as many materials for refugees as possible, blankets, food, medicine, and not only for refugees, but for soldiers, a lot of these literary people in general are leading that effort. And so it's a city that's really has tried to take in as many people from across Ukraine as we can so I can say it is a caring city and one that I'm very proud to live in. I have many good memories of this city. I first came here in 5 years ago when I was a volunteer for an organization called go global. Which was created to invite foreigners from all over the world to come to Ukraine. And to teach English. Not in the big cities in the small cities in the villages to inspire curiosity in kids to learn about the world. I used to live and study in New York. So I'm a student in French literature originally, and so New York and Paris were my two great loves when it comes to cities, but to live in a small city is also kind of like an art form because you walk down the street just to go to the supermarket and you will recognize like two or three people that you know. And it can be perhaps Costa phobic at times, but it also fosters beautiful sense of community that you simply can't have in a larger city. I have a home here. I can't imagine myself living anywhere else. I have a husband, he's from chair and you see. He has very deep ties to this city. So I hope that after this war that I will have a chance to visit other cities like Keith Paris, London, Rome, but January became my home. Well, we can only hope that in the months and years to come, we will be back on the streets in Ukraine, seeing a resurrection of many of these places that are going to suffer terrible destruction and loss. But for now, this brings us to the end of this week's edition of the urbanist. Today's episode was produced by Colorado Bello, and David Stevens, David also edited the show. To help fund and protect independent Ukrainian journalism, check out the work of the 24 O two foundation. Head over to 24 O two dot org to donate and find out more information. And to play you out this week, his ochin LZ with obi moi. Thank you for listening city lovers. Slava Ukraine. I'll be there don't like all that will stop me baby I'll be better I'll be there. When I got
"ukraine" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"And to help people that allowed you to do that on daily basis because it doesn't eat too much time for commute. You crane has been on a stage where everything was developing fast. A place like Chernobyl just started its way on developing identifying itself. And Peter part of this community and been a part of making a place around yourself and life of others better. That was inspired and made me move for a bigger city like to a smaller one where I found myself. The city offered me first of all community of people who never give up. They don't leave their places and they create something very beautiful in a place where it is difficult to create. When you join the movement, you have this creative power and things are popping up very fast. So if you go to a developed city, it's very difficult to make a visible movie if you know what I mean and then here you start making projects, making podcasts about culture, helping bring in beautiful flowers, organizing movies in a theater and you see how your small action brings big effects.
"ukraine" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"So by the end of the month, I started thinking that, you know, I should call my mom and take it to Kyiv because this sounds bizarre and awful and so stupid that Russia might launch a full scale attack. But I think I need to take her out. So I started begging my mom, mom, can you please come to Kyiv so I don't want you to stay there because, you know, you allocate something like 20 kilometers away from the front line. I know it's stable. I know it's quite I know it's nothing's happened, but please, let's make sure you're in a safe place, come to Kyiv. It's my birthday on the February 25th. It was really hard for her to embrace this, understand that the silence the sick for peace is going to land. So nothing is known to be the same anymore. So I literally forced her into leaving one of our just several hours before the invasion. The vision started early in the morning. The night before, I forced her into leaving, so she took night train to Kyiv and basically she came to Kyiv in the wartime Kyiv. And meanwhile, while she was taking her train, Russia launched the full scale attack, I was lucky to get her out without this, I'm afraid she'd be Elaine basement right now trying to escape the Russian bombs. As a human being, I really appreciate you know memories, you know, sweet memories and all the experience of good old days. I'm pretty emotional about places that have been in something that happened to me in those places. So I do not normally go to Mombasa very often other than work related trips..
"ukraine" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Dreaming of making simple product comfortable city for everyone. The Russian occupation that began 8 years ago smashed everything out. Most of my friends have left Crimea. I went to Kyiv and started a new life to Crimea has become an island of fear. The Russian authorities intimidated the crimeans so that they would not take it into the house to oppose the occupation. There are no more music festivals, no more artists put on bold exhibitions. No one else gathers in public spaces to discuss urban planning. Everything is covered in a thick layer of dust. Many of those who remain there live in an internal immigration. It is terrible. But even more terrible is the fact that the territory of Crimea has become a large military base for Russian army. And it was from there, the invaders landed on the south of mainland Ukraine on February 24 and began to attack Ukrainian cities. I still keep the keys to my house in central and I dream of returning there when Crimea becomes part of Ukraine again. However, these keys are now in my key apartment, which has been bumped by Russian troops..
"ukraine" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"So that's known to be, I think, 50 plus nationalities in the city, a huge Bulgarian population, a huge Jewish population, a huge Moldovan population, Georgians, Russians, of course, Ukrainians. A lot of a lot of different people Greeks, of course, who live in other cells. That's actually what's known to be where it is, even before this there was another city, which was established by Greeks. Long long time ago. So you can imagine how diverse and rich the history of this city and this area is. One thing that tears my heart apart is the photo where people put the barricades next to the opera theater and they put the sand in there, you know, like to protect from the bullets to protect from the tanks. They put those metal construction to protect against them. And I remember that kind of photo from 1945 in the World War II and this was occupied by fascists and I saw that picture that was a famous picture of this citizen suffering the very childhood when I guess it was occupied and it was destroyed largely and right now seeing those barricades reminds of that picture that I saw from the World War II and it's really, really makes my heart cry and I just don't want this to happen again. What's happening right now? It's a huge crime against humanity. And I see the people for this, so you might have everybody now doing whatever they can. People are building barricades. People are helping. They go to the sand for the city in those groups of the territorial camps. People help with the supply of food in the water. Those people who want to leave to go to safer places, there have been help to adapt. So the unity of the Ukrainians and particularly of audacity people is amazing now. And that's spirit and that kind of spirit will never disappear..
"ukraine" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"My name is itali roseman and this is my love letter to Odessa. My home city where I was born and raised. Oh, this is a pearl of Ukraine actually the pearl of the Black Sea, every single person in Ukraine who has been to there's a loves it to the bones. Not only from Ukraine, I have many friends visiting the deaths of from U.S. or Europe, a lot of Russia's visiting and they all love it. So for me, it's basically terrifying to see what's happened. And right now and pretty unimaginable. We'll just build 200 plus years ago by French and Italian architects and this city center reminds of Paris a lot every time I've been to Paris actually to remind me of odes at a scale of course, but if you've been to Paris, you can imagine what other es like. It's beautiful, beautiful city built on the Black Sea with lots of amazing architecture and one which is the opera house, which is one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe, and part of that we have many UNESCO spots, which are protected by UNESCO, like heritage, lovely parks, mason beaches. I see the center for that. I see the opera house the square next to it with a fontaine, with lots of flowers, with children playing and some artists showing their pieces of.
"ukraine" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"We got a warning from the creative Greek Catholic Church that the Russian invaders will try to bomb our safiya's cathedral. You must go site. It's also from the 11th century, and was built by prince yaroslav the wise. It's one of my favorite places in Kyiv. There was just some data. I don't know where they got it. The Russian invaders might try to bob it and that is totally plausible because they're setting cruise missiles into apartment buildings. Totally demolished the central squared car key. It's just devastated when I imagine the severe might be gone. It's just hard breaking. You know, my grandparents still lived for the war, World War II, and they told me after that how the whole population of the city went out to restore to rebuild everything that was established. And I remember these pictures of just the rubble crash out street and all the old buildings from the 19th century that were destroyed there. But I'm just thinking, will we have to rebuild croissant again? Will it be demolished like car cubes, freedom square? Or foreign administered said that there will be hard times ahead and a lot of beautiful buildings will be destroyed, but we will rebuild everything together with our friends. And I'm just seeing these images of my grandfather and proud mother building camp out of ashes after the Second World War. You know, yes, cube was rebuilt, but so much was lost so much history and culture, but I also know that the most important thing is for a nation to be strong enough to be resilient enough and to be deep enough to produce these monumental works again because really the beautiful buildings in cities. They're only the product of the human spirit. And if that is strong then they will be rebuilt and maybe even better than they were. I do not know what our cities will look like after..
"ukraine" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"The most important thing is for a nation to be strong enough to be resilient enough and to be deep enough to produce these monumental works again because really the beautiful buildings in cities, they're only the product of the human spirit and if that is strong and they will be rebuilt and maybe even better. There's a war at the heart of Europe. Russia's invasion of Ukraine tilts at many targets, democracy, and nations right to determine its own path in the world. But physically, it's bombardments are targeted at Ukraine's many glorious and storied cities, and the people who call them home. From the Black Sea to the borders of Poland, the future, the existence of these towns and cities, is now one of discombobulating uncertainty..
"ukraine" Discussed on The Kicker
"Overall. And so yesterday there was a mass announcement with a Ukraine to be careful with trusting videos of zelensky that essentially reversed his position. And so once again, we see Ukrainian authorities and Ukrainian media essentially pre bunking what they think might be a.
"ukraine" Discussed on Thought Bar
"Are you willing to talk to nuclear warfare and stuff? It's like, man, you're a billionaire. By all by all conservative estimates, this dude is a low grade billionaire. At best. He's probably in the $100 billion range. Seriously. Yes, no, for sure, for sure. Yeah, it's like you're a billionaire. Don't you want to enjoy that money? And it ain't about these calling your name, man. I know you can't be angry all the time. There's no way. I mean, and again, money is softened you. It will. Money was soft for you. I don't care how hard you come up. When you get that money and you are able to just like who are you doing this for? Bro is it a bitch? That's why you do some crazy shit. I know you I know you and know you get plenty women. Yeah, what are you doing? Well, his number one got mad at him once and then ran up with an American businessman. She's called a bitch. She's like, you always talking about warship, but you ain't gonna do shit. And he was like, I fucking show you. I'll invade you. Ukraine tomorrow, did you keep talking that shit? She was like, I bet you won't. I bet you fucking will. He had to do it. See? Yeah. That was sanctions every goddamn way. Clarity. That falls no clarity as a mother. When he came back, he came back to that. I wish I wish I wish I understood it. I wish. I wish I could give to the mind of this dude, man. And really, you know, see what he sees in this. I really wish I could, but I don't think it's nothing there, man. I think it's just smoldering angle. You know, it's just like, dude. I don't know, man. You don't have to be this way. Maybe I don't know, dog..
"ukraine" Discussed on Today, Explained
"For 2022. The biggest story of our newest year is one that feels super old, right? Like east versus west, democracy versus authoritarianism, former KGB member, not terribly nice when given free reign over Russia. Yeah, but it's all very important. You've surely noticed that the president's talking about it. It's all over the news. So today on the show, we're going to try and take a step back to explain why. Why is this Ukraine Russia story such a big.