FRIDAY 13 MAY 2022



  • There are wounded inside the steel plant in Mariupol.  It is believed that all the civilians are all out. 
  • The Russians keep shelling the plant.
  • Russian troops have withdrawn around Kharkiv and destroyed bridges.
  • Destroying the bridges means that the Russians have given up attempts to occupy Kharkiv, according to the reporter on the scene.
  • Kherson: controls the head of a canal that controls fresh water into Crimea.
  • They are trying to carve Kherson off, the Russians to add this to the occupied territory. 
  • Convoys are leaving Kherson and have been attacked.
  • The Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kharkiv has been very successful.
  • The Ukrainians have forced Russian troops down in Izium back north to defend their supply lines.
  • Ukrainians are trying to keep the russians out of Kramatorsk.  Russians are trying to take Kramatorsk.
  • Russians are pushing into Voevodivka towards Kramatorsk.  They have secure supply lines into Voevodivka. 
  • Ukrainians have destroyed 13 ships of the Russians.
  • Odesa is a key port.  Grain products have to be shipped out through Odesa.
  • Odesa is blockaded now.  This is going to have an impact on world hunger.


  • Member of Russian government: “Poland should be the next in the line for denazification…”
  • Residents of Mariupol are starving.
  • Zelensky: “France’s President Macron offered to make concessions on Ukraine’s sovereignty in order to save the face of Putin.”
  • Russian Foreign Ministry threatened that if Finland joined NATO, Russia would take “reciprocal steps, both military-technical and other.”
  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow (controlled by Russia) stated that Russia invaded Ukraine because its former President Poroshenko established the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (independent of Moscow.)

Published by cjjohns08

Criminologist, writer, actor, storyteller, painter and a lover of all things feline. On Twitter @cjjohns1951

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