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Poland pushes for tanks for Ukraine, will seek German OK
"Poland will ask Germany for the go ahead to send tanks to Ukraine. Poland's prime minister says his government will seek Germany's permission to send leopard tanks to Ukraine, prime minister Matteo's more EVS didn't specify when the request will be made. He says Poland's building a coalition of nations ready to send leopards, adding Warsaw would make its own decisions, even if there was no permission from Germany, the Ukrainian government says tanks and especially the German made leopards a vital if it is to prevail over
House GOP Needs to Look Into the Connection Between Biden & Ukraine
"What happens with politicians is that they want to get on TV You can knock them all you want If you were in their position you want to do it too It helps them raise money helps get their name ID out there There's every incentive to do So they'll say anything So what happens is something becomes like the topic du jour in the media like visitor logs at The White House And in order to get on TV you'll have a thousand congressmen email and bookers on shows going ah I can comment about the visitor lives And what happens is we get totally distracted away from the real scandal that Biden may have sold his last name to a foreign government Thanks Jim That's the scandal So if I were doing this the first thing I would do is I would get Tony bob alinsky in there Tony Baba linsky was the business partner to Biden Joe Biden Jim Biden Hunter Biden and Biden Inc The man served this country I believe he was in the U.S. Navy he is a more than credible witness I would sign him up stat I mean sign him up by dude You know what I'm saying Rhetorically speaking I would get him in there and start following the money trail from from Ukraine To burisma in Ukraine the natural gas company what was going on there which loci one of the burisma guys and the Ukrainian government Ukraine burisma Hunter Biden and the Hunter Biden money that went back to Joe Biden Now bob alinsky may not have been part and parcel of that deal But the sin of hawk holdings deal and some of the China deals and potential deals he was I would start getting bank records I would start subpoenaing members of the Biden family let them lawyer up if they have to but you better try to get a statement out of them
Donors race to get generators, other aid to hard-hit Ukraine
"When Russian forces launched a military campaign against infrastructure in Ukraine, they opened a second front carrying the war along power lines to schools, offices and churches. The government in Kyiv and the Western countries that are backed it with billions in military aid are now scrambling along with the United Nations and aid groups to get blankets, insulation, generators, medical aid, cash and more basics into the invaded country as winter looms, while the response has been swift, the needs are changing fast and swelling, much has been made of the need for generators whose buzzing motors create stop gap electricity for cell phone towers, restaurants, and above all hospitals, the highest priority for the Ukrainian government. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Sam Bankman-Fried Expressed Optimism About Crypto Regulations
"This company called FTX. Ran by a young man named Sam bankman freed. He's the founder of this company. It is a crypto exchange company, called FTX. Now, is some shady stuff that went on because people were sitting there money me and my wife watches documentary with this exact same thing happening in Canada somewhere. This guy takes your money in an exchange. And you know, of course he's keeping you hold your money in it and people got their money just locked into this thing. People are making investments. They're changing and exchanging currency and I think that's how it works, but let me not get to in the weeds. I got to do my research, but it's somewhere something related to that. And he was using people's money either donate to Republicans, a funnel money to do his own private investments and other things like that without the knowledge of the people who supposed to have some type of a trade and integrity or have at least the security or I won't say the benefit of. That's not the word I'm looking for. But they should have a level of security that the trade in the security. Instead of that, he went on to manipulate their money and end up losing billions of dollars in a week. When that tremendous loss happened, a lot of financial people begin to investigate into what would happen there. What is this all about? And they can see that he funneled tons of money to Democrats. And there was a zelensky connection here, which the Ukrainian government denied.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"Now at GDIT dot com slash careers. This is WTO news. Tall 53 in Ukraine today, Russian forces have been shelling the north the northeast city of Hakeem, leaving a lot of damage there, and across the region. At least 7 people are dead another 20 hurt. More now from WTO national security correspondent JJ green. The Ukrainian government says more than 360 children have died, more than 700 have been injured. The UN says more than 5500 people total have died, but Ukraine says tens of thousands of people died just in the siege of mariupol, and they say 12 million people have fled their homes since the invasion began. That's enough to fill the state of Pennsylvania. The 5th most popular state in the U.S.. Meantime, Ukrainian president zelensky is due is due to host the UN secretary general, as well as turkey's leader today. They will discuss the recent deal to restart Ukraine's grain exports and the volatile situation at a Russian occupied nuclear power plant. The country's second oldest First Lady turns 95 today. She is rosalyn Carter, the wife of 97 year old former president Jimmy Carter, who turns 98 in October. And mister Carter already has the distinction of being the country's oldest ever living former president. In case you're wondering the oldest living First Lady was best Truman, she died in 1982 at the age of 97. Mark your calendars for this Saturday as the district holds its annual chuck Brown day festivities, the 8th annual event will be held at chuck Brown Memorial Park in northeast. Give it a break
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"He had three 12. Out of Ukraine this morning, we're learning more at WTO P about the explosions recently on a Russian air base in Crimea, which Russia had attributed to some munitions catching fire and blowing up. This morning, WTO national security correspondent JJ green says it's much worse than previously thought what happened at the novo federica air base in Crimea was not an accident. And it was not explosives that blew up the base because of some mistake that took place there as we're hearing from Russia's defense ministry. It was because it was targeted by Ukrainian forces. And what we're hearing is that this is the equivalent of what happened when Russia's flagship naval vessel, the Moscow, was sunk months ago. A top Ukrainian government official said dozens of Russian aircraft and other vehicles based at that location have been destroyed. And you can see in video near the air base, dozens of cars, numerous buildings and structures have been destroyed, yet another key blow to Russia's quest to take over Ukraine. How did this attack happen from what you know? This base I'm told was hit by modified R 360 Neptune missiles. This is the same kind of missile that hit the Moscow. It's got a range of 60 miles in its extremely destructive. When you look at the images of the destruction around the space and what happened to the vehicles and what happened to helicopters and all sorts of other military vehicles, there were clearly several of these that were fired while Russia has tried to do is to put a good face on this, but Ukraine knows that it was them. They've said it to several media. And now the images and
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"Elder Ukraine this morning, we're learning more at WTO P about the explosions recently on a Russian air base in Crimea, which Russia had attributed to some munitions catching fire and blowing up. This morning, WTO national security correspondent JJ green says it's much worse than previously thought what happened at the novo federica air base in Crimea was not an accident. And it was not explosives that blew up the base because of some mistake that took place there. As we're hearing from Russia's defense ministry, it was because it was targeted by Ukrainian forces. And what we're hearing is that this is the equivalent of what happened when Russia's flagship naval vessel, the Moscow, was sunk months ago, a top Ukrainian government official said dozens of Russian aircraft and other vehicles based at that location have been destroyed. And you can see in video near the air base, dozens of cars, numerous buildings and structures have been destroyed, yet another key blow to Russia's quest to take over Ukraine. How did this attack happen from what you know? This base I'm told was hit by modified R 360 Neptune missiles. This is the same kind of missile that hit the Moscow. It's got a range of 60 miles in its extremely destructive. When you look at the images of the destruction around the space and what happened to the vehicles and what happened to helicopters and all sorts of other military vehicles, there were clearly several of these that were fired. Russia has tried to do is to put a good face on this, but Ukraine knows that it was them. They've said it to several media. And now the images and
The U.s. Needs to Get Out Away From Endless Wars
"Can somebody explain to me why Nancy Pelosi in the United States government feel that there is a need for us to even attempt to travel to Taiwan? This is the weird part about Democrats that I will never understand. Why do they want to participate in being involved in endless wars? I think it's the Democrats that are pushing in this wars. I think we should have no business of our government giving money to the Ukrainian government. Now I understand that people may want to help out the families that are displaced and different things like that. That makes sense to me, right? We can still be a helping hand to the people that are not responsible and have no real involvement or connection with what their government is doing. But why did Nancy Pelosi feel that it was that important for her to travel to Taiwan?
What's the Connection Between Biden, Ukraine & the Secret Labs?
"Early on, we were told that there were these laboratories that everybody was very concerned about. And there's been a lot of speculation about those laboratories what they were doing and why the United States needed to go into Ukraine to secure those laboratories. Some people are saying it had to do with the China virus and it very well may be. I do not know. But we do know this that the United States is willing to risk American lives and treasure to protect those labs, so something important was happening inside those laboratories. The other part of it go it predates even the Trump administration where you have Joe Biden and his son doing all sorts of very nefarious business transactions with the Ukrainians. We've known for well over a decade that there has been great corruption within the Ukrainian government. But they've all decided to take a blind eye at that. Because there's something else going on here. Now, do we care about Ukraine? I don't think we do. I think Biden wants us involved in a shooting war with the Russians and the question is why. And it's really not Biden. It's whoever is pulling the strings, which would be Susan Rice a Barak Hussein Obama. But I want to go on to the next line here of this very disturbing story out of the New York times. Meanwhile, senior U.S. officials still believe that Putin is quite prepared to consider using a small nuclear weapon against Ukraine if he sees his army facing certain defeat. In short, this Ukraine war is so not over. So not stable, so not without dangerous surprises that can pop out on any given day.
The Great Decline: Will the Human Species Be Able to Continue?
"Economic Forum is meeting about all sorts of different issues, renewable energy and the environment are forefront issues. They're talking about mass migration and how they're going to support zelensky, some of the news out of yesterday is that zelensky has said that he wants $5 billion a month, that's right. He wants $5 billion a month from the world that we must now subsidize the entire Ukrainian government that the Ukrainian government must become a proxy state of the American regime in the west. So a lot of this is unfolding. Right now, in Davos. But if you look carefully and if you look closely, there's something that is missing from the conversation amongst the world's elites. In fact, the opposite is actually happening. They are addressing an issue completely and totally incorrectly in the wrong way, and it's an issue that impacts every single person in the world. It's an issue that's happening in front of our very eyes. And in fact, if you go back a couple years on the Charlie Kirk show, I remember we did this podcast back in June or July of 2020. Remember exactly where I was. I was an Aspen Colorado. Where we did this podcast warning about the looming catastrophic and immediate population collapse that is happening in the west and around the world. Put simply in plainly, we are not having enough children. Birth rates are plummeting in the industrialized world. Now we need to ask ourselves the question why are people having less kids? We're going to explore that throughout this hour. But how often do you hear your Republican politicians or people in the news media dive into great detail about the looming population catastrophe in front of you, the disintegration, if you will? Of our ability to continue our species as we know it. The World Economic Forum is talking about every possible fringe issue. But the issue that is front and center, the issue that is so clearly in front of them that they are ignoring is, will our species be able to continue?
Rebekah Koffler Discusses Corruption Inside the Russian Military
"Let me ask you how much of the failure of Russian forces is down to corruption inside the Russian military. There's quite a substantial corruption aspect that the money wasn't getting to where it needed to be. Their money specifically wasn't getting to the efforts B to the foreign intelligence part of the emphasis B, federal security service. And specific mission was to infiltrate the Ukrainian government and four men, a group of people who were pro Russian, feed intelligence, but specifically to really turn around Ukraine from a western leaning country into the country that would go back under Moscow's control. Putin's original mission and then that he failed. Now there's also been a lot of mirror imaging on Saturday and you know what that means. By the way, we'll talk about mirror imaging in my work in the Defense Department and working with the intelligence analysts across numerous agencies in the United States. It doesn't matter what topic I was talking about the first thing was mirror imaging is America's greatest weakness. We look at others, whether it's the Taliban, whether it's the mullers, whether it's Putin. And we think, oh, well, it works here in America like this. Therefore, it must work like that in Tehran old Moscow. It
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Mario pole that would kill any chances of ceasefire negotiations not that this is fine negotiations are going anywhere in the first place but that's clearly an attempt by the Ukrainian government to pressure Russia into not completely taking Mario poll And of course a reminder Russia wants Mario pole in order to establish a land corridor from Russia through eastern Ukraine into occupied Crimea And so it would be a prize for Russia It's very close to falling if it has not fallen already and the Ukrainian government warns that there could be tens of thousands of people who have died in manual alone Physically there's very little left of Mario RuPaul is there I mean the pictures are just completely devastating from their suggesting that it has been all but flattened In the last few days that I've been here Paul I've been to towns outside Kyiv that have been very badly gutted like water like Bordeaux and it's hard to convey the enormity of the devastation there with roads completely torn to shreds buildings completely bombed out mile upon mile of that These are the towns that we've been able to reach Imagine what Mario pole a much bigger city will look like once people can get in there Do you think Ukrainians are accepting now that this is a long-term conflict the words of the president seem to indicate that he is Well I think that there is no sense that peace talks are moving forward particularly there is every sign that Russia is escalating it's assault on the east and there's been heavy troop movement and military equipment movement through Belarus in the last few days suggesting that that was going to resupply the Russian forces in the east So when we say the east we lose track of just how big that area is And we're talking about large large regions of a very big country And so they are under sustained relentless assault Meanwhile the Ukrainian president has continued to appeal for more international arms with pledges from the U.S. and Britain and other countries to resupply Ukraine So yes it is already been over 7 weeks of war And this could well be a long-term war of attrition long-term conflict until Russia gets some kind of victory Remember may the 9th is victory day the commemoration of Russia's defeat of Nazi Germany That is usually a big commemoration in Russia with tanks et cetera on display which presumably president Putin will want some kind of victory of some sort by May the 9th but is he going to be able to take eastern Ukraine is even going to be able to take these big cities in the east and that could take much much longer and he may not do it at all given the strength of the Ukrainian fight back The BBC's Mark lowen will as most of the fighting in Ukraine moves east areas around the capital are assessing the damage left by weeks of Russian occupation quiet suburban towns such as butcher had become synonymous with the most barbaric of crimes Now some of the residents there are slowly beginning to return and rebuild their lives and a foster reports As life returns to butcher the signs of death are still everywhere and the memories of its people are scarred Some corpses were lying there for such a long time You could see their bodies were covered with the sand and the earth up their trained At some point I realized and you some of the people who were killed Dennis davidoff stayed in butcher throughout the occupation when the Russians left he walked these streets and filmed the horrors he found When I arrived I saw the street with the dead bodies I just walked around them.
30 killed in Kramatorsk train station strike
"The the the the teacher teacher teacher teacher showed showed showed showed up up up up by by by by the the the the office office office office of of of of Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian president president president president look look look look to to to to me me me me as as as as a a a a landscape landscape landscape landscape shows shows shows shows the the the the aftermath aftermath aftermath aftermath of of of of a a a a rocket rocket rocket rocket strike strike strike strike on on on on a a a a railway railway railway railway station station station station in in in in Kramatorsk Kramatorsk Kramatorsk Kramatorsk in in in in the the the the east east east east of of of of the the the the country country country country the the the footage footage footage shows shows shows a a a close close close up up up of of of what what what is is is said said said to to to be be be a a a rocket rocket rocket shell shell shell on on on the the the ground ground ground the the the Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian whose whose whose name name name is is is not not not known known known says says says in in in Russian Russian Russian the the the rocket rocket rocket was was was killed killed killed dozens dozens dozens and and and injured injured injured dozens dozens dozens the the the inscription inscription inscription on on on it it it says says says for for for the the the children children children writing writing writing on on on social social social media media media platforms platforms platforms so so so then then then ski ski ski says says says thousands thousands thousands of of of people people people were were were present present present in in in the the the station station station at at at the the the time time time of of of the the the strike strike strike comatose comatose comatose is is is a a a city city city in in in the the the part part part of of of the the the donuts donuts donuts region region region that's that's that's controlled controlled controlled by by by the the the Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian government government government and and and Israel Israel Israel way way way station station station was was was being being being used used used to to to evacuate evacuate evacuate civilians civilians civilians I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles the the the last last last month month month
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"After And then with the war in Ukraine that elevated to this larger extent of there's a before and after There is like a world before this war in Ukraine and the world after it And later social media is filled with mean hateful people but what would it look like if you invited some of your bullies to sit down for an actual conversation He no longer became a stranger on to whom I projected my worst fears of who he could be he became a person And when that happens you're also separating the person from the hate More from the week that was after these headlines I'm Stuart mcintosh with the BBC News hello The Ukrainian government says its forces have regained control of the entire care of region 5 weeks after Russia launched its invasion The defense ministry said towns near the capital butcher irpin and hostile had been liberated as Russian forces withdrawal reporters who visited the areas say they have seen bodies in the streets A New York Times correspondent Andrew Kramer told the BBC what he saw in the town of butcher We were walked by about 6 bodies they were lying prone face up face down one man had apparently been shot in the head It was not clear and the circumstances under which these people had died based on the bodies that we saw So it was really a scene of a city once a small suburban community outside of Kyiv that had been the site of very vicious combat Told the French news agency that 280 bodies have been buried in mass graves As senior Ukrainian negotiator who's taken part in talks with Russia says the two sides have reached verbal agreement on a number of issues David arachnida told Ukrainian television that one such area was the need for a referendum in Ukraine on whether the country should become neutral He said Crimea which Russia annexed 8 years ago remained a point of disagreement Hundreds of residents of Marie pole have managed to escape the besieged city in private cars and have arrived at reception centers hundreds of kilometers to the north a third attempt in a row by the international committee of the Red Cross to bring a fleet of dozens of buses to marry a pole as once again been frustrated Yuri sack is an adviser to the Ukrainian minister of defense Russia is deliberately blocking any efforts by Ukraine international Red Cross or even our international partners Russia wants to deport those people to Russian controlled territory which it has already done There needs to be a ceasefire If there is no ceasefire you understand this is an operation that can not be conducted The French president Macron has held a rally in Paris ahead of the first round of presidential elections next weekend Mister Macron's leading the polls over the far right candidate marine le pen has shrunk substantially Hughes schofield reports.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Are withdrawing from their positions north of the capital Kyiv That's no longer a promise from the government in Moscow or claim from the Ukrainian government but a fact to which advancing Ukrainian forces are now bearing witness and what their finding is a trail of destruction left by the Russians not only of military installations but of towns and villages and human lives In the town of bushes some 30 kilometers northwest of Kyiv journalists from the French news agency AFP said the bodies of at least 20 men all in civilian clothes were found lying in a single street One of the bodies of the men had his hands tied the local mayor was quoted as saying they'd all been shot by the Russians Andrew Kramer Moscow correspondent of The New York Times visited bush today and is now back in Keith What had he seen and heard What I saw in butcher was a scene a very raw scene of fresh combat The city had been fought over as Russia advanced in toward Kyiv a month ago And then periodically there were street battles and certainly a lot of artillery but it was essentially controlled by Russia for about a month And then it was won back by the Ukrainians So you see down power lines destroyed houses some completely blown up When we arrived we arrived with a military unit that was bringing in food And there was a crowd of people and very solid clothes that had been in basements for most of the month and they were coming out and greeting the soldiers and picking up bags of potatoes We also saw in town that there was apparently no gas or electricity people were cooking on small outdoor fires as we drove around You would see small groups of mostly elderly people standing by their yard and waving at the Ukrainian soldiers as they went by The Ukrainians had just arrived in the town yesterday on Friday in the afternoon They were returning today with some food supplies The town is still heavily mined the soldiers were cautious about trip wires and land mines The other thing that we saw which was quite striking was Syrian bodies on the streets So we walked by about 6 bodies on the route that we took They were lying prone face up face down one man had apparently been shot in the head It was not clear and the circumstances under which these people had died based on the bodies that we saw So it was really a scene of a city once a small suburban community outside of Kyiv that had been the site of a very vicious combat Could it just return though to those civilian casualties you saw 6 bodies one man shot in the head none with hands tied as other reports have suggested in fact other reports have spoken of at least 20 bodies at strewn along a single road and no evidence at all as to who might have been the perpetrators The city was the town rather was controlled by the Russians for about a month It was also the target of a counter offensive So these civilians may have been caught in crossfire Certainly the individual who appeared to have been shot would have been shot by the Russians if that were the case right beside his body was a packaging from a Russian military meal that was just litter in the streets Any which way the Russian army bears responsibility for these civilian deaths for having invaded Ukraine on false pretense And again we've had another report in which a commander is quoted as saying that all men age between 18 and 60 were rounded up and executed by Russian occupies in Bhutan again You found nothing to substantiate that or nothing to that effect was said to you Well I found nothing that would refute it I'm just describing what I saw myself And it was a limited route once again because the town is heavily mined It was not appropriate to ask the special forces who were escorting us to linger and or move into other areas On the reports of a mass grave that was a statement by the mayor of bucha We'll see what comes out There's certainly been grave human rights abuses in bhuta and throughout the war zone in Ukraine And so I think that we should not be skeptical of some of the more horrific stories but also as you say it's not substantiated yet But what we can say for certain is that the Russians north of KF seem to be retreating and seem to be in some disarray That's right some of the essential mistakes of the Russian army was positioning their armored vehicles within easy range of Ukrainian artillery and in towns where there were no shortage of people willing to spy to indicate where they are informed and formed the Ukrainian authorities of where these tanks were hidden in towns and they were ruthlessly targeted So the Russians had been quartering in apartments looting food from stores according to residents and from these accounts and from the dozens of destroyed tanks the indications that they were unraveling The Russian forces unraveling sawing apart in these areas so the Russians pulled back and are retreating And I think this is significant what had been seen as the second most powerful army in the world And having an evident defeat and a retreat under fire is a significant blow to the Russian army Indicating failures on a whole host of levels The Russian army is now in retreat moving north from Kyiv toward the Belarusian border Andrew Cramer and Moscow correspondent of The New York Times who visited the town of busha north of Kyiv today Russian forces are also reported to a drawn from around the northern city of Czech when I spoke to the city's deputy mayor oleksandr lomako a week ago he told me how Chen heath had been bombed continuously by the Russians since the beginning of the invasion in February so how is the city now Today and yesterday is the first calm day at night since 24 February to the enormous efforts of our army Russian troops fled from the most religious We don't know for sure the enemy is the region called just regrouping We don't know if they invited come back but we do know that this results now is a result of successful work of our art Shinichi is now not under such shedding as it was during all 35 days of war still we can say it's totally calm because yesterday Russian shelled one of their hour hospital three people were indirectly yesterday early morning But tonight and almost whole day yesterday right now it's called the fewest calm day in Chile since February 24 Do people feel safe now to go back out onto the streets Yes people in the street a lot of people not safe because psychologically I think after a very terrible 35 days people afraid go to the street but a lot of people outside a lot of people in the shop or in the pharmacy or in the line to the water.
Caller: Putin Must Have Some Type of Blackmail on Joe Biden
"First of all I just wanted to stay real quick I believe that Russell has some type of blackmail against Joe Biden and the reason why I say that is because we are failing to Ukrainian government on giving them the weapons and the military hardware to fight the Russians I agree with you And that's very possible because the extent of the Biden families involvement with the Russians isn't known what little we know involves $3.5 million going to his son for absolutely nothing Why would the wife of the mayor of Moscow the former mayor give three and a half $1 million to Hunter Biden Makes no sense whatsoever does it Yeah I guess she adopted him She took a liking to him That's never been explained Chuck Todd won't explain it The constipated news work network they won't explain it I'm sure what Psaki now added to Comcast's magnificent conga line of freaks and frauds I'm sure they'll get to the bottom of it Anyway go ahead Jose The only question I have to say is how many more lives have to be taken away until our government in Washington D.C. actually tried to attempt to help through Ukrainian by giving them the equipment needed And honestly the proof is in the pudding I believe that their whole intention wasn't to not even help them from the very beginning And what is this day 36 30 I don't even know By the way this is a very interesting point because they seem to have done the very minimum haven't they Jose They wanted harpoon missiles because they knew that Russia would attack from the
"ukrainian government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Seemed to be some hope for deescalation in Russia's war in Ukraine earlier this week after signs of progress in talks and a pledge from Russia to cut some operations but it appears Russia is now regrouping its forces in a push to complete the takeover of the eastern Donbass region That is what Russia seems to be hoping for at least let us get to our Europe correspondent Maria tadeo who joins us She's actually in Budapest and more on why in just a moment Maria with the war in Ukraine clearly still front and center for us Where are we on any hopes of deescalation It seemed as if that was the hope in the middle of this week and now those hopes are fading Yes and of course just two days ago when turkey that meeting between the Russian delegation and the Ukrainian delegation there was a lot of hope around that pledge from Moscow that they would cut dramatically and drastically some of their operations around the capital of Kyiv but the picture that is being presented now is that as the U.S. intelligence suggests perhaps a lot of this is just regrouping repositioning but also on it The reality is keys had become a fortress study It has been completely locked and sealed by the Ukrainian government and it was firmly in the hands of the Ukrainian government So there is a question as to how much fight Russia could actually do into the capital The other big concern and we heard overnight again from president zelensky is that Ukraine is not naive The shelling and the bombing continued after Russia said we have to increase mutual trust between the two sides And again when you look at the Ukrainian president he still says we're not naive and you best believe we're going to continue defending our country and protecting our territorial integrity So a lot of the language now essentially if you look at the detail it's like going back a week ago Okay so that's where we've come on that journey of those hopes around deescalation and how they faded Maria another story that we're following closely of course is Germany says that Putin is backing off demands for ruble gas payments What's the latest here then Because of course president Putin said he wanted these energy products to be paid for in rubles He actually said he was going to publish details I think by the end of this month and now Germany says actually he's backed away What's the latest Yes and Anna you remember very well Vladimir Putin took everyone by surprise We could go what he said From now on we don't want to use yours We don't want to use dollars We want to get paid for a Russian gas in Russian rubles A lot of this of course to prop up the Russian Google after the invasion It had really deep dive and now we see that it has actually recovered So in some ways he has already accomplished his goal but in terms of these energy contracts yesterday as you mentioned there was a call between the Chancellor shells and Vladimir putting according to the Germans in this fall It was made clear by building to the German government that they can continue to pay in Europe for Russian gas The rest of the European Union can continue to do this at the start of the week and I spoke with the German finance minister in Berlin on Monday they made it clear that Germany was not going to pay anything the Euro stated in the contract And that is the impression that the Germans took away from this call with Putin that nothing would change When you look at the readout from the Kremlin however there was very little detail and it just said that the two agreed to look at a new payment system But in reality a lot of the officials that I speak with especially Brussels they see that Euros will ultimately European Russia And this money is going to fund a war So critics say tell me ultimately nothing changes You continue to finance this war machine through Gazprom So perhaps again this debate around banning energy and force is still very much at the forefront but as we know and this has been made very clear by the German government is that they don't want to push that button yet They don't want to push that button yet but they are making preparations for if things get more difficult aren't they Of sage one of a three step plan we saw in active just yesterday by the Germans And you're in Hungary Maria tell us briefly prime minister Victor Orban facing an election battle on Sunday the war plays into this It does very much Anna and I have to tell you even from just a personal perspective yesterday when I checked into my hotel I was very surprised by two things in Budapest One is the Russian international TV Delta continues to play on TV Remember this was cut off the satellite was cut off by the European Union They said they didn't want to feed into this propaganda machine And in most places I know for sure in my house of Brussels I'm not able to look at this television channels when I write here it was playing as if nothing was happening And then the second is very fine balancing act so that Hungary and Victor orbit through state media is trying to play Percent in this as a conflict not a word saying the two sides need to deescalate saying the two sides have provoked each other So a lot of this of course feeding into his own personal contradictions around Putin Okay thanks so much Maria Our Europe correspondent Maria tadeo in Budapest as she looks ahead to those Hungarian elections really interesting to see how Viktor Orban has been walking that line between.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"Rock arriving at a Boston feeder ahead of his performance this evening his first since Sunday's Oscar slap Many expect him to talk about what took place Today one of the Oscar hosts Wanda Sykes spoke out It was sickening I physically felt ill She was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show The disciplinary proceedings against Will Smith are now underway The academy in a statement called smith's attack a deeply shocking traumatic event in this apologize to Chris Rock Steve futterman CBS News Los Angeles The severe storms are battering the south with strong winds and pounding rains Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards says the impact of the storm system is already being felt in his state Approximately 60,000 customers are out there without power at the moment and that number goes up every time we check because the wind's blowing trees and the lines and so forth Now to the war in Ukraine Where we have learned Russia and Ukraine will resume peace talks on Friday online It was just yesterday that Russia said it would scale back in some places but CBS has Deborah pada explains that is not the case everywhere The war is still ongoing on the eastern front in dombas And this is not a ceasefire So the Ukrainian government is worried that Russian troops that remain near Kyiv will in fact prevent them from sending all their forces to Donbass to assist on their front line There has been a partial settlement in these surfside Florida building collapse that killed 98 people last year Our Peter king has been following that This is solely a property settlement for the people who owned a 136 condos and the champlain towers south building A judge has approved the $83 million settlement to be divided among owners for their homes and for other items lost in the collapse The judge says this is contingent on the completion of the sale of the land where the tower stood he says the actual amount could be higher This does not include wrongful death claims which will be settled later Peter king CBS News Orlando When your team does well so do you that's what's happening to coach shaheen Holloway who helped lead Saint Peter's university to the elite 8 Now a fellow New Jersey school seat in hall university says it's hiring.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"With Ukraine's president they did so for about an hour today The White House says the U.S. will intend to provide the Ukrainian government with $500,000 of more direct budgetary aid It appears that Russian president Vladimir Putin was kept in the dark about his military's poor performance in Ukraine U.S. intelligence officials say he was also kept out of the loop on how badly sanctions have hurt his country Now they claim Putin feels misled and there's tension between him and his senior defense officials Supreme Court nominee katangi Brown Jackson has the support of one Republican senator Susan Collins says she will vote to confirm the judge That and that all but assures Jackson will become the nation's first black woman on the Supreme Court Stay with WTO for more on these top stories in the minutes ahead Will Smith's been getting a lot of unwanted social media attention since the Oscars no not that Will Smith Maryland state senator Will Smith's phone has been blowing up with Twitter notifications but not because of any legislation he sponsoring It's a case of mistaken identity with people tweeting at Smith thinking he's the famous actor who slapped comedian Chris Rock for his joke during the Oscars about smith's wife's hair Obviously the underlying conduct was serious and unfortunate but there is a moment of levity there So it was a little bit humorous Smith says he never actually saw the Oscars incident He went to bed early that night I was kind of a confusing moment when I woke up in the morning And it hasn't stopped The messages have continued to pour it but I've just let them come in Nika and Ellie WTO P news Up ahead in money news The Dow is down 24 points a 7th location for a popular D.C. restaurant I'm Jeff label 1248 We have traffic.
Ukraine says it's running 3 evacuation routes
"The Ukrainian government says its operating three humanitarian corridors to move civilians out of the besieged port of Mariupol the deputy prime minister says that besides my you poll evacuations will run from two Russian occupied cities in the south both cities have been under Russian control for weeks and have seen protests and alleged kidnappings of pro Ukraine at local politicians the roots all converge in the Ukraine controlled southern Fulton Seppo Reza Russia has been operating its own evacuation routes which Ukraine alleges a cover the full speed deporting Ukrainian civilians to Russia Ukraine and Russia have both accused each other of obstructing evacuations I'm Charles de Ledesma
There's a Huge Update on This BioLab Story...
"So the story emerged a few weeks ago and there was a chronology to it Bio labs in Ukraine story starts to pop First of course like every good left this they said well anyone talking to access anything Compared to so once they say conspiracy theory I'm like oh my gosh something's definitely there Maybe a conspiracy but it's not a theory if the left says so So I'm like let me start looking into this So I do some homework turns out the stories in fact accurate that there are bio labs in Ukraine Then I'm told that if you dare ask the question about these bio labs potentially producing dangerous materials and even worse my gosh bioweapons if you ask that you will definitely be called a conspiracy theorist which said to me now's the time to double down and ask even more questions about this So the national pulse Natalie winners and Raheem kassam turns out they did a little digging about this Probably did the digging for the same reasons I do digging on stories because when the left freaks out again you can almost be guaranteed the story's true So first on one specific angle Jim queue up for me cut 6 I was wondering why the Biden administration first was so eager to make the story about bio the bio labs existence at all in Ukraine go away Forget the hunter angle for a second I'm going to get to that in a second That's obviously critical But I was like what's the problem Well it turns out Tucker Carlson did some digging too Spoke to some sources And as it turns out there are bio labs and bioweapons facilities around the world And one of the reasons your taxpayer dollars are funding some of it is because of this Jim play cut 6 Why exactly are we paying for bio labs in Ukraine of all places How long has this been going on And what's the purpose of it So he started poking around to find out We did We just spoke to someone who knows the answer to this question someone with direct firsthand knowledge of this topic It turns out that our government has for some time funded biolabs in Ukraine that do among other things research on yes biological weapons This is not a conspiracy theory It's true So why is the U.S. government doing this In Ukraine the answer because no one wants to do bioweapons research in this country It's too dangerous and it's too unpopular For decades the U.S. government worked on bioweapons at places like fort Dietrich and suburban Maryland or underground at the army's dugway proving ground outside Salt Lake City But after a series of accidents and controversies the government decided to move bioweapons research offshore Ukraine among other countries was a perfect place to relocate Because Ukraine is not a democracy the Ukrainian government can host all the bioweapons research at once There's nothing ordinary Ukrainians can do about
How the Energy of COVID-19 Was Transferred to the Russia-Ukraine War
"So the energy of COVID got transferred almost overnight into the activist energy behind the Ukrainian government, which was really interesting as you start to hear people say, over and over again, I want Ukraine to be a free country. But I also want people who are not vaccinated in America to get fired from their job. Do you really want a free country is that your idea of a free country, really? I want Ukraine to be a free country. All the while I lock you down in your home if you don't have your third booster shot. But it was so interesting to see how things transitioned. Almost overnight from COVID panic and hysteria to we now care more about what's happening in Russia and Ukraine than any other issue. Now, we had Richard barris on the program yesterday who described this phenomenon as a sugar high. It's going to be something that gets the American people's attention and then it kind of just fades off rather quickly. And I think we're in that kind of fade off phase right now. People realize as they're watching this from thousands of miles away, that war is messy. It is murky. There's a smog to war. Other people would say there's a fog to war. It's not always black and white. It's not always binary. Now, of course, this is Vladimir Putin's war. Ukraine does not deserve this and did not deserve this. But more and more people are starting to dig in, for example, to zelensky, who might as well be the new Fauci in the eyes of the media, and they're starting to see, wow, he banned political parties in domestic Ukraine, I understand Ukraine's being invaded. I get that. Everyone does, no one supports that. But then why would you ban political parties? Aren't you the same sort of authoritarian type government that you're pushing back against? And so in the law of the conservation of energy in physics, we know that energy must be transferred. Can not be destroyed or created. And the outrage that we are seeing from the press and from the activist groups is remarkable.
Ukraine calls on Chinese drone maker to stop use by Russia
"You cranes appealing to a Chinese maker of civilian drones to block what the Ukrainian government says is a use by the Russian army to target missile attacks the appeal to DJ I technology highlights the conflict in Ukraine for Chinese companies Beijing says Moscow is this most important strategic partner at a time when western companies have cut ties with Russia Ukrainian official says Russian forces using DJ I products in order to navigate the missiles he's appealed to DJ ought to de activate drones used in Russia Syria and Lebanon the company has responded saying it's called the activate drones but can it can impose what it calls geofencing will software restrictions one well old drones in Ukraine can fly I'm Charles to that's my
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"In a live bullpen session against hitters for the first time since his surgery last summer Rob woodfork sports The top stories were following for you today on WTO a D.C. man is charged with first degree murder and assault in the shootings of three homeless men in D.C. this month one of the men died 30 year old Gerald Brevard has not been charged yet with the related shootings of two homeless men in New York one of those victims was also killed In fairfax county police are looking for the man they say killed his ex-girlfriend 35 year old Hannah Choi has not been seen since March 5th but police say they have evidence she suffered a significant injury before she disappeared possibly during an altercation with 27 year old Joel Moreno Police say Marino may have left Virginia And new tonight President Biden is expected to announce more than a $1 billion in new military assistance to the Ukrainian government as early as tomorrow The Wall Street Journal reports Ukrainian president zelensky is expected to make a plea to Congress tomorrow for more aid to defend his country Stay with WTO for more on these stories in just minutes It's 8 47 And did you know the reigning CMA chant for best new artist grew up in Delaware Jimmy Allen performs live at Hollywood casino at Charles town races on Saturday Now I'm sitting there fishing I drink a lot of dog fishes from dogfish hay brewery That was the ride four wheelers over there set fires and stuff Good living Jimmy Allen grew up in Milton Delaware before moving to Nashville in 2007 The only place I was really playing was doing a restaurant bottling court He's since landed three number one hits including make me want to What's his name what's your drink and what's your favorite song Because a lot of guys ask that question And I was like what up the question of leading up to him saying he's catching feelings fast Girl what's your name what you drinking Yeah what's your favorite song Here are full chat on my podcast beyond the fame Jason brayley WWE news What are you gonna make me want to Traffic and weather on the 8s Here's bob imler and the traffic center Well it continues to be a very quiet night around the region on the beltway through Montgomery and prince George's counties hall is quiet on Pennsylvania avenue student Parkway at last before the signals were dark there 50 out to the bay bridge is good to go 95 of the bulgar Washington Parkway each running without delay And pretty much the same story up and down two 70 between the belt and interstate 70 no incidents or delays to report Things are pretty quiet on the Virginia side as well No words will set up on 66 as of yet All is running well in both directions there Three 95 and 95 each without delay at least as far south as Fredericksburg But whether you're moving down the street across the country or around the world interstate moving has been delivering quality moves you can trust for over 75 years visit their website at.
How Much Pressure Is Putin Under Right Now?
"Secretary wilkie, let's discuss what's happened recently. The fourth breakdown of negotiations between Moscow and the Ukrainian government. Let's put this in the context of the last three weeks. Russia has not performed well. I'm not talking about the brutality. I'm talking about just the military professionalism. The sheer fact that we have from the newsmax war correspondent on the ground, truck holt and former ranger, confirmation that they have captured in three weeks, not destroyed, captured more than 250 tanks. What does the breakdown of negotiations presage? I don't want to read too much into it. But how much pressure could Putin be in under right now? I think he is not desperate yet, but he's getting there. Because his entire. Face to the world, that the empire is back imperial Russia is back. The steamroller is back, has proven to be a fraud. The notion that he could take on even the Polish army right now is now up in smoke. He would be devastated by attacking those NATO Eastern European members. He's going to have to look for a way out. Because as each day goes by, he is and will have to get to your comment about the assault on the civilian population. According to by the way, according to the Ministry of Defense in London, they're now starting to use white phosphorus. And if anybody wants to know what that is, it was banned after World War I. When it hits the skin, the chemical reaction creates heat of about 2700°. It is one of the most terrible ways to die. And this man is beginning to unleash
Ukraine: more evacuations from Mariupol
"The Ukrainian government says new age and evacuation efforts would take place along nine corridors around the country including the Keef region pasta temps for aid and evacuation corridors have repeatedly failed amid continued fighting one of the most desperate situations is invaluable the port city of four hundred thirty thousand people the city council that reporting the two thousand civilian because but managed to leave along the humanitarian corridor that runs so more than one hundred sixty miles west well one of the two thousand calls all waiting to leave along the route it's not immediately clear if the number of departed vehicles included the one sixty because the left the day before I'm Charles yes my
UN council to meet on Russian claim of US labs in Ukraine
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Russia asks for you one security council meeting on its allegations of U. S. military biological activities in Ukraine at the request of Russia the U. N. security council will meet this morning to discuss Russian allegations that Ukraine is running chemical and biological labs with support from the United States the accusation first came to light this week from Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova who presented no evidence Russian you when deputy ambassador Dmitry Kulikov repeated the accusation Wednesday state department spokesman net price the Kremlin continues to spread it out right lights U. N. spokesman Stefan to Jerrick said Thursday the World Health Organization which has been working with the Ukrainian government is unaware of any chemical or biological weapons work by Ukraine hi Mike Rossio
Live updates: Ukraine declares cease-fire on evacuation path
"You cringing authorities have announced a twelve hour ceasefire along several evacuation route for civilians in besieged all occupied cities though it's unclear whether Russian forces will respect it deputy prime minister one of the Rev shook in Kiev says question authorities have confirmed the C. spot along the evacuation corridors to Ukrainian counterparts under the red cross she says the roots lead out of semi in the northeast now you pull on the coast and other cities in the south and east and some towns in the gift region all the cordial so far lead to sites elsewhere in Ukraine the currently held by the Ukrainian government the sumi route is the only one that's been used successfully so far a line for the evacuation of five thousand people on Tuesday I'm Charles that's my
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"Those good established ties is basically what we're maintaining in trying to adjust to the circumstances Thomas tykes has his group direct relief has been working with the Ukrainian government for months providing COVID treatment drugs a couple of weeks ago the need was for cancer and cardiovascular meds Now he says efforts are shifting to provide insulin for diabetic kids and acute care supplies To deal with mass trauma I and injury for gauze and sutures and just advanced care for traumatic injuries Christy king New tonight a Maryland foundation is highlighting the cases of missing black people the foundation hopes it will encourage others to join their effort to support family Sean wilkerson's 21 year old daughter akia eggleston was reported missing may 7th 2017 She was a mother and pregnant with her second child And she was excited about that And it is just unfortunate that the gentleman that she was dating was one who harmed her Akia was never found Her family's been working with the black and missing foundation We need the community to rally Natalie and her sister in law Derek cofounded the organization in 2008 We can no longer turn a blind eye The mission now is to send a message to other parents I didn't know some of the things that she was going through Make sure that you surround your child with positive influences Melissa how WTO news A gunman who killed his daughters in a California church this week was in the U.S. illegally A U.S. immigration and customs enforcement spokeswoman tells The Associated Press that David Moore had overstayed his visitor Visa after entering California from Mexico in December of 2018 The 39 year old was arrested on February 23rd on charges of driving under the influence resisting arrest and battery for allegedly punching a police officer 5 days later Mora shot and killed his three young daughters and a chaperone during a weekly supervised visit in a Sacramento church before killing himself the visits were arranged as part of an agreement with the mother Morris ex-girlfriend who had filed a restraining order after repeated threats The Merced county sheriff's office said it had not informed ice about more as arrest or release on bail due to California's 2017 sanctuary law but the development provides a possible partial motive because Maura could have been deported separating him from his daughters I'm Jennifer King Money news 25 and 55 and Larry kofsky This is a Bloomberg money minute Worries about the war in Ukraine kept investors on edge despite the best monthly jobs report in 7 months The government said employers added 768,000 jobs in February the jobless rate fell to 3.8% That industrials tumbled 180 the S&P fell 35 the NASDAQ sank two 24 Oil prices spiked amid reports The White House may ban imports of Russian crude We'd also soared as the war in Ukraine upended grain supplies gaining over 40% this week grocery prices could rise as a result The average U.S. mortgage payment is up 36% from a year ago to $1230 a month Zillow says that's a record They say a picture is worth a thousand words YouTube is looking for pictures to go with the podcasts on its platform offering podcasters up to $300,000 to create video versions of their shows or other video content From the Bloomberg newsroom I'm Laurie kofsky on WTO For the week tech stocks were down on almost 3% the Dow and S&P slid almost one and a half percent Coming up tonight on WTO you're breaking news traffic and weather station a CBS special report from Ukraine and about Ukraine the Russian military forces continue to lay siege to that nation the country pleads for the establishment of a no fly zone Stay with us tonight Being heavy was so hard I would get out of breath just by going up steps At.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Was really not good So yeah that's the four more and more people are willing to go to the army and I know many people who come from abroad to fight Ukrainians that came from abroad So that's the situation basically Like I have Facebook your wife I understand is there with you and isn't leaving the country but she's making supplies for the army Can you tell us about that decision deciding to stay rather than leave when leaving could be safer Like we all in the same boat So we'll give you the home once then you leave your home twice then third time so that they'll never end You know like the apartments that were bombed day before yesterday I was living in the same area in two apartments And one of them I sold to the guy who moved from the next And the next course already here heavily destroyed when the separatists came there and now a car queue So that's the fate If you move another time then they'll come and take something from there Surprisingly we have a Georgian like Plaza here and Georgia experienced this twice With the authority So yeah it will never stop if you don't fight The Ukrainian government has been so crypto forward accepting crypto donations and I know that you have experienced in blockchain and NFT technology lascia some of the way that the Ukrainian government has been able to accept these donations to come up with this idea to auction off digital assets has been pretty incredible What is it about Ukraine and the deep bench of tech talent there like yourself that's enabled the country to do this Definitely Ukraine is one of the greatest countries in people who are tech savvy especially into so called web three and blockchain space And especially power his team and the entire network crypto community as we call each other That has been super strong like rules like in building products for like on a global level and really outsourcing it has been the massive force of outsourced for the western companies to build out this new web But unlike I can probably say that the same communities like building and fighting and the same time and we're going to continue doing until we win And the crypto has become widely used in even before the world and now it's helping a lot to fund the campaigns and fund the people who are in need for that And the government really enabling the crypto donations and the community assisting that So more than 30 million as I know by the last statistics have been mobilized over that and they chose like how big the crypto community and support from the outside is of that particular space and industry Well it has been incredibly powerful to hear your story to hear how you are fighting to keep your employees safe and continuing to work and run your companies Thank you for taking the time to share your stories with us lasha on tas and Pavel kravchenko We hope that you stay safe All right Coming up we're going to head to Singapore I'm going to speak with the president of grab Ming ma about how.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WCPT 820
"From New York this is democracy now According to the information we have the enemy has marked me I start at number one but my family started number two They want to damage Ukraine politically destroying the head of state As the Russian army moves in on Kyiv and threatens to topple the Ukrainian government the Ukrainian military urging citizens to make molotov cocktails to attack the approaching Russian army We'll speak with a Ukrainian journalist in Kyiv and a Ukrainian peace activist who just fled the country After many years I spent a lot of time and a lot of resources and a lot of strength And a lot of time for these buildings for promoting peace or dialog for mediations So different groups and now all these not useful anymore because we are the attack under aggression Plus Russian troops have seized the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and have reportedly taken staff hostage We'll look at what could happen If one of Ukraine's active nuclear plants is bombed or loses power Also equally concerned about the fourth nuclear power plant sites 15 reactors in total in Ukraine which are operating right now If any one of them were to be attacked or to melt down they would release much more rage activity than got out during the Chernobyl accident in 1986 so this could be a humanitarian catastrophe not only for Ukraine but also for Russia Belarus and all the Europe All that and more Coming up Welcome to democracy now democracy.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"We're following the latest developments out of Ukraine with the Russians invading Russian troops closed in on the capital tonight with explosions and gunfire heard in the city as the unfolding invasion fueled fears of wider war in Europe and triggered new international efforts to stop Moscow The U.S. tonight has joined the EU in freezing the assets of Russian president Vladimir Putin and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and NATO's secretary general says member nations have agreed to a response force to protect allies in the east A man from this area is currently in Ukraine to offer medical help to that country's forces He says that now people who are not in the military are being equipped for battle from inside a church at the center of Ukraine's capital George Tsai etch a Silver Spring Maryland is hearing Explosions you know all the time and air raid sirens He's there volunteering to provide medical assistance to introduce Ukrainian fighters and the Ukrainian government Decided to start handing out weapons to something called units of territorial defense He was given an assault rifle and due to his lack of military experience And then another half hour I don't know how to clean the weapon While returning with the gun I was thinking about what I would do with this automatic rifle I'd use it Mike Morello WTO P news 7 52 as promised President Biden has nominated a black woman to the Supreme Court Brown Jackson WTO's Christie king has more about the nominee who is a federal appeals judge here in D.C. Brown Jackson was born in D.C. and was a law clerk at the Supreme Court for Stephen Breyer at the man she's nominated to succeed She had bipartisan support when approved for the federal appeals court bench When the Senate confirmed her for that job just 8 months ago she got the votes of three Senate Republicans Pete Williams NBC News correspondent is her track record long enough to suggest an ideology David souter was on the appeals court for only 5 months before he was chosen for the Supreme Court Whether she'll get Republican support or not we don't know I think it's likely she'll get some votes Jackson graduated Harvard Law has two daughters her husband's a surgeon in D.C. Christy king WTO P news A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were teargassed by Richmond police during a racial justice protest in terms of the settlement were not disclosed 6 people who are demonstrating near the city is now removed monument to Robert E. Lee say their First Amendment rights were violated They also say the tear gassing amounted to assault and battery and gross negligence by police That protest in Richmond was part of a wave of nightly protests held nationwide as you'll remember after the murder of George Floyd in 2020 Coming up in money news the James beard awards are back and a bunch of local chefs and restaurants are in the running 7.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on WTOP
"Conversation this morning This is a massive combined arms multi pronged assault that Russia is waging against Ukraine in an attempt to at least decapitate the Ukrainian government We're seeing forces flowing into Ukraine from Belarus from the east and from Crimea in the south We've seen strikes throughout the country We've seen insertion of special forces A lot of people talked about kind of a range of options Putin would have here This is definitely on the more aggressive and comprehensive end And I think at this point we should not assume that Putin is going to go for last week assume that he's going to go for more He's looking to decapitate the Ukrainian government at a minimum If we go back to World War II and I know that's many decades past and technology has advanced wasn't something like a million troops required to take over Ukraine He has at most about 200,000 Weapons are more precise now We have cyber warfare We have other tools But what we're seeing in Ukraine right now is just a fraction of the forces that he could bring to bear And so this is just early days And unfortunately I fear it's going to get much worse for the Ukrainian people But the good news is the cranium military is fighting And the Russian military is already starting to take casualties There seems to be a good amount of evidence in multiple news reports that the Ukrainians have reclaimed control of international airport It's about 25 miles from Kyiv How significant is that Any kind of airfield if you're controlling that that's a pretty big deal isn't it It is One of the first things you'd want to do is you'd want to take out radar sites air and missile defense you'd want to take airfields to facilitate the Ford flow forces Obviously there's not as much clarity as we'd like about what's happened to the north of key but clearly there's an effort to surround and take the capital if possible We're experiencing the fog of war here right And there's going to be a lot of conflicting reports And I would encourage the listeners to not necessarily believe the first report you hear Now when Vladimir Putin I should say spoke he said countries that interfere will experience consequences you have never faced in your history That's his quote did you interpret that as a reference to nuclear weapons and is it a sign that Putin is in a different state of mind than before in a very dangerous one I suspect he was being deliberately vague He clearly would like us to think that he's referring to nuclear weapons We know that Russia just conducted a major nuclear exercise of course they do that every year but they moved it up to coincide obviously with the invasion that often involves the testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles Those missiles are not for Ukraine Those are for Americans So this is not subtle diplomacy shall we say But he can also have been referring to cyber warfare We know Russia has the ability to inflict severe cyber consequences on the United States but we could do the same to Russia So hopefully Putin understands that and that will deter him from doing it Now any kind of direct military activity by the United States certainly rolling into Ukraine which the president has said many times is not going to happen Isn't that facing the specter of nuclear war Well right there are no American combat troops in Ukraine right The only foreign troops right now in Ukraine are Russia and of course that's been true since 2014 since the illegal invasion of Crimea and donbas since then So the script from the Kremlin has been exactly the opposite of the truth And the decision has been made that we are not going to go toe to toe with Russia in Ukraine for the reasons you just described but I'm glad to see that Biden administration reinforcing NATO's eastern Flank because we know NATO member countries like Poland are immediately Jason to Ukraine and the messaging coming out of the Biden administration is wise and that is we're going to defend every inch of NATO member countries and that an attack against the menlo.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On radio and television and we're this all morning Anne Marie Horton at The White House or President Biden will speak and now Maria tadeo in Brussels Maria the Twitter feed is no fun It gets grimmer We're starting to see bodies were starting to see injuries I saw a subway station used in a bomb shelter in kharkiv as well Give us this moment of violence in Ukraine and what it means for Brussels and the diplomats of Europe Well Tom people here are completely horrified by the pictures and the information that we have We know there's now very heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine but we also know it's affecting the area of Odessa and we also know there's heavy fighting going on in Belarus Remember the amount of times I've Vladimir Putin and Lukashenko the leader of Belarus told us there was going to be no invasion from veterans that all of this was American panic and hysteria Well now we're seeing troops moving from Belarus and moving fast The focus here will be on the capital of Ukraine Tom you know that whenever there's an armed conflict whenever it's a war the capital city is always a big price This would be a huge propaganda win for Vladimir Putin to say we were there in 24 hours The other big issue however is that the entire Ukrainian government at this point stays put and zelensky says he's not going to leave that this country is going to fight this out There's big questions and again I don't want to speculate and I want to be very careful here But of course there's big questions as to what happens if zelensky does find himself in a situation where he's confronted very closely with Russian troops We do know on the Russians are made it clear that what they want is the government out The way or the question is how The language was so strong this morning to say we need to demilitarize the country to replace its leaders and the Ukrainians want to respond and they want it now and you caught up with the foreign minister yesterday His words this morning and on Twitter Let's come to go through this together I will not be diplomatic on this Everyone who now doubts whether Russia should be banned from swift has to understand that the blood of innocent Ukrainian men women and children will be on their hands too ban Russia from swift Do you get the feeling that these talks around issues like this and Maria still ongoing happening right now in real time Imagine when it comes to swift it is because the Financial Times is reporting that Boris Johnson wants to take that action and then you have the likes of Olaf Schultz saying that potentially goes too far because the blowback on our own financial systems and economies will be too harsh and Downing Street even conceding to the Financial Times reporting that if we were to do a blocking of swift for Russia we would have to do it internationally UK is not going to do it It has to be all along together All of the western leaders controlling around this idea I imagine given the fact that the FT's reporting about this they're still talking about the harshest measure measures What we could potentially see though a harsh sanctions today and then potentially other measures Friday Monday Tuesday how much can a system absorb in one day Will they potentially want to elongate this and create a little bit of unclarity What's for the Kremlin about what exactly is going to be hit in their economy And Marie where does the U.S. stand on the swift payment system given the fact that they are also going to be so significantly affected by higher gas and oil prices And they do have the alliance with Germany but also the closer tied to the United Kingdom At the moment we don't know what their position is on taking on swift at this moment What we do know is that officials have constantly told us everything is on the table including swift So at this moment I would take them for their word over the past few weeks that swift is on the table but the cynic in me knowing how catastrophic that potentially could be I do not think personally given a lot of an analyst I spoken to that that would be a measure they're willing to take at this moment When the president speaks does he come out and make an abrupt statement and take questions and Marie I mean I'm fascinated about the methodology here the ballet of it the choreography of it What do you expect to see at 1230 I don't think he's going to come out and immediately lead with the financial sanctions and the penalties that he's going to put on Russia I think first he's going to offer his deepest sympathies to the Ukrainian people at this moment As Maria has talked about there is violence right now across Ukraine There is going to be a mass refugee crisis already hungry and television is talking about this You have people fleeing Ukraine given what is going on right now And you have legislators in the Duma in Russia talking about the fact that they want a new government So the president is going to lead with that And then he is probably most likely going to have very choice words for president Putin who at this moment has really altered the future of Europe Hey what's so important here John and my question and it was a serious question Amory's too young to know this but there used to be a thing where presidents spoke in the evening to America And in the new digital world the new news cycle those days are over We're prosecuting John a major war in a modern twittersphere And Tom lets to be clear though the president today who's he speaking to is speaking to the Russians He speaking to the Ukrainians I agree with that I agree with that Just not going to work Fair fair statement plus it's there early evening in Europe But John to your point this is not about the election in November We've gone way beyond that Down in D.C. At a Brussels got to talk about this market Lisa Equities off the lows well off the lows on the NASDAQ seen tremendous pain there year to date down and down hard We're off by a third of 1% now and the NASDAQ 100 On the S&P we're down by 9 tenths of 1% Looking at the bond market yields coming about 5 basis points On tens to one 93 90 we've given up about half of the move This morning Lisa just seems to me that this started as a global story and has shifted a little bit more towards a regional one as the ads have gone by And it sort of solidify that idea the Federal Reserve bank of San Francisco president Mary Daly just speaking And she had the opposite tone from Robert holtzman over at the ECB saying I don't see anything right now that could disrupt our plans to move the raid up that she talks about the geopolitical situation as part of a greater uncertainty but at the same time inflation very much at the forefront So talking about the divergent fates it really is not so clear that.
"ukrainian government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"From the front lines at the Russia Ukraine border Richard Engel says the bullets are already flying These may be the opening shots of the war that could tear up the map of Europe Russian backed separatists fighting in a largely ignored conflict for 8 years against the Ukrainian government after dramatically stepped up artillery and mortar attack Firing on houses seemingly at random The invasion of Ukraine will be extremely violent according to national security adviser Jake Sullivan appearing on The Today Show Sullivan said should Russian tanks roll across the Ukraine border the loss of life will be devastating to both civilians and military personnel alike He also stated the invasion would be a war wage by Russia on the Ukrainian people intended to repress and crush them The shocker's convoy protesting COVID mandates may be headed for Washington D.C. the people's convoy had been hinting at a possible D.C. rally to coincide with President Biden's State of the Union address on March 1st That's the latest I'm Lisa Taylor And I'm Karen chase From the Bloomberg newsroom U.S. stock markets are dark today for the president's day holiday They will reopen tomorrow but overseas markets were open today and dropping The FTSE in London closed down 32 points the cac and Paris was down 154 two and a half percent of its value the Dax in Germany closed down 321 Also more than 2% of its value Credit Suisse managed to counts for clients involved in human rights abuses corruption and drug trafficking according to newspaper reports based on leaked data An anonymous whistleblower gave the information to journalists The report covers accounts open from the 1940s until well into the last decade and some of the accounts reportedly remain open Credit Suisse denies it saying the information is based on partial data taken out of context Hold on to your breakfast bowl Rice Krispies are the latest victim of global supply chain troubles Bloomberg's Charlie palette has the nuts so delicious details Karen shoppers around the country have taken to social media to probe the absence of the Kellogg cereal brand from their grocery store shelves the company confirms the problem citing a temporary shortage due to manufacturing constraints in a statement on Twitter Rice Krispies said quote we do not have an estimated date on when it will be back in stock but we can assure you we're working as fast as we can to get it back on store shelves Karen Agriculture secretary Tom vilsack says some recent price increases with the result of businesses taking advantage of the pandemic and supply chain disruptions to push up food costs Food prices have soared globally in the past year as economies recover from the pandemic amid a jump and energy and fertilizer costs Transporters are also struggling to cope with the extra demand for goods leading to huge delays at ports Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Karen chase And this is Bloomberg.