Summary of Ukraine: The Latest Podcast

TUESDAY 24 MAY 2022 It is day 90 in the war against Ukraine UKRAINE: THE LATEST, The Telegraph Contributors: David Knowles, Dom Nichols, Verity Bowman, Julia Osmoiska Intense fighting in the central Donbas region.  Putin has said that at the very minimum he wants the Donbas which includes the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The slowdownContinue reading “Summary of Ukraine: The Latest Podcast”

“Nobody can defeat us. We are Ukrainians.” The narrative of appeasement.

UKRAINE WORLD, 19 May 2022 Podcast This is one of the best podcasts for people interested in Ukraine.  The discussion is among Ukrainians speaking English.  I started listening to this podcast before the Russian invasion.  Almost all of the conversations are thought-provoking analysis instead of the usual (corporate news) personal interest stories. On Thursday ofContinue reading ““Nobody can defeat us. We are Ukrainians.” The narrative of appeasement.”

UKRAINE UPDATE: Loathsome New York Times Editorial

SATURDAY 21 MAY 2022 THE KYIV INDEPENDENT A New York Times article entitled “The War in Ukraine is Getting complicated, and America Isn’t Ready,” published on May 19, caused a stir in Ukraine and beyond. In the badly written, juvenile, article, the editorial board stated: “A decisive military victory for Ukraine over Russia, in whichContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: Loathsome New York Times Editorial”


WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 2022 Day 84 of the war against Ukraine. THE TELEGRAPH There are negotiations about prisoner exchange for the fighters at Azovstal steel plant.  The trial starts today of the 21-year-old who is accused of killing a Ukrainian man over 60.   Vadim Shishirarin is accused of shooting and killing Oleksandr Shelipov. There isContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: AZOVSTAL FIGHTERS”


TUESDAY 17 MAY 2022 Podast: The Telegraph, Ukraine The Latest Ukraine has had success in the north pushing Russians back to the border. Surrender of those left in the Mariupol steel plant.  It is said that they are in separatist held areas in the Donbas. The port cities on the Sea of Azov have beenContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: MARIUPOL STEEL PLANT”


MONDAY 16 MAY 2022 UKRAINE UPDATE: MSNBC Russia fired long-range missiles on Western city of Lyiv. EUROMAIDAN PRESS After destroying Mariupol victims are offered money if they agree to blame Ukraine. Russian shelling causes explosion at ammonia nitrate warehouse in Kharkiv. PODCAST: UKRAINE THE LATEST THE TELEGRAPH There are exercises continuing in Belarus.  At theContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: THE LATEST FROM THE TELEGRAPH”


MONDAY 16 MAY 2022 CNN Finland applying to join NATO.  Russia threatening retaliation.  Russia may have lost 1/3 of their combat troops (death, desertion, disappearance) McDonald’s is selling out in Russia. UKRAINE WORLD Russians shelled Severodonetsk again.  (On Donets River, near Lisichansk, east of Izium. Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) composed of Russia, Belarus, Armenia,Continue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: PUTIN AND LUKASHENKO”

UKRAINE UPDATE: Russians Pushed Back

SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022 Notes on an interview: UKRAINE WORLD: Episode 97: Is This War About Geopolitics? Interview with Danylo Lubkivsky, Director of Kyiv Security Forum Russians are schooled into the belief that the West is the most horrible empire ever to be in existence.  They believe that a greedy West is trying to conquerContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: Russians Pushed Back”


SATURDAY 14 MAY 2022 UKRAINE UPDATE: PODCAST Anyone seriously interested in the implications of and the events around the war against Ukraine, must seek out the various excellent podcasts on the subject.  The corporate news is hopeless as a source of information and is by and large a waste of time.  Coverage of the warContinue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE: PODCAST”


FRIDAY 13 MAY 2022 UKRAINE UPDATE: CNN 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,Continue reading “UKRAINE UPDATE”