Blog Notes: 10:30 AM
AFP News Agency:
- Serious strikes in Kharkiv (evidently pronounced Har-kiv) directly in front of a government building. Kharkiv is Ukraine’s second largest city. On the eastern side of Ukraine.
- The strike killed an estimated 10 people.
- Russian troops have reportedly entered the southern city of Kherson (near Odesa on Black sea.
- Belarusian troops entered the Chernihiv region in northern Ukraine.
- 70 Ukrainian soldiers reported killed in Okhtyrka on Sunday.
- Lavrov, in front of the UN, maintains that Russian troops are focused on “saving people, demilitarization and denazification.”
- Note: Chris Sampson (who was until recently in Ukraine) pointing out that Russia has a bigger Nazi problem than does Ukraine.
- A few weeks ago, Kharkiv was a “bustling city. Now it is a shell.”
- Christiane Amanpour: “Everybody is scared.” The war aim is to create terror of civilians. Reminiscent of the siege of Sarajevo in 1993. NATO is warning that not one square inch of NATO territory will be invaded without a response. It took this attack to unite the world. See “Putin’s War Against Ukraine.” Free read on Kindle.
- Note: MSNBC is spending time speculating on what Biden MIGHT talk about tonight. There’s a war going on and corporate media is already starting to move on.
- Evidently, Fox News has realized that its support for Putin is unpopular, EVEN ON FOX.
- There’s been a lot of psychoanalysis in the past few days about Putin.
- Ben Sasse: “He’s an evil man.” “He’s gotten away with it.” (Note: like Putin.)
- Republicans are talking on Fox as if Trump wasn’t in Putin’s pocket.
- “This guy has not known consequences.” Sasse is talking about Putin. That’s true of Trump.
- Nikki Haley joins the “Putin is a madman” narrative.