If you are like me, you have been glued to the television, trying to follow the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. I do not think that this is going the way that Putin thought it would. I honestly believe that he thought that the Ukrainian Army would fold the same way that the Afghan Army did when we pulled out. No other explanation as to his actions. Pulling the NUCLEAR CARD three days in?
The people of Ukraine and their President have stood up to the Russian menace with such bravery. I am in awe.
I find it annoying that President of Ukraine,Volodymyr Zelenskyy,is conveniently referred to as a former comedian on social media & the news. He has a law degree from the Kyiv National Economic University,his father a cybernetics professor & mother an engineer. Now he's a hero. pic.twitter.com/yMQ5yXzlAo
— BonfaceNyangla (@BonfaceNyangla) February 27, 2022
Once upon a time, four sons were born to Jewish Ukrainian parents. Three sons were murdered by the Nazis. One son survived.
The survivor’s grandson is now an international hero fearlessly confronting his country’s invaders. He is Volodymyr #Zelensky, President of #Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/lHYhW3jwQd
— BonfaceNyangla (@BonfaceNyangla) February 27, 2022
I am also in awe of the partnership of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. The leadership that they have shown. Their ability to get the European Union united in a response. That the reply to Putin and his aggression have been swift and harsh. I am stunned. Countries that have never stepped up are doing so.
President Biden has been three steps ahead of Putin, and one step ahead of the world, the entire time. Biden is the reason all of these worldwide sanctions and consequences have come together behind the scenes. We’re watching Joe Biden’s finest hour.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) February 28, 2022
There's a lot of reasons why Russia's Ukraine offensive is not going well for them, chief among them the bravery of the Ukrainian people.
But President Biden throwing the Russians off their game by calling every play before they ran it was a stroke of genius and a factor too. https://t.co/4MopV5Lagt
— What Biden Has Done 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 (@What46HasDone) February 28, 2022
Putin is literally on his own. Nobody is supporting this invasion.
Not even in Russia.
— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) February 27, 2022
Pray for the people of Ukraine.
About 17 percent of soldiers in the Ukraine army are women – brave women. pic.twitter.com/u0tBIXvTzw
— Tanya Chalupa (@ubco2) February 27, 2022
In a blink of an eye Germany will spend 100bn euros on defense. To put this in context their entire defense budget is 53bn euros. Germany, Sweden, and the EU are sending lethal asst. This will dramatically grow EU's hard power capabilities. 2/
— Max Bergmann (@maxbergmann) February 27, 2022
Calling in from the battlefield in Kyiv, Zelensky pleaded with European leaders who were meeting together:
"He was essentially saying: ‘Look, we are here dying for European ideals.”
That call appears to have changed the course of the world's response https://t.co/xgfWZh9uxh
— John Delaney 🇺🇸 (@JohnDelaney) February 28, 2022
Russian elites fear Putin. But they no longer respect him. He has ruined their lives — damaged their fortunes, damaged the future of their kids, and may now have turned society away from them. They were living just fine until a week ago. Now, their lives will never be the same.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) February 27, 2022
BREAKING: The European Union shuts down its airspace for Russian-owned, Russian registered or Russian-controlled aircrafts, including the private jets of oligarchs.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 27, 2022
Joe Biden united the world against Russia in a way not many other presidents could have.
— United for The People 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@people4kam) February 27, 2022
Condoleezza Rice says Biden has managed to unite NATO in ways she didn’t think possible after Cold War and the @FOX host’s reaction says it all. #BidenStrong #BidenDelivers #BidenHarris pic.twitter.com/ymR6hoypag
— jana morse (@janamorsecode) February 27, 2022
The order means Putin wants Russia’s nuclear weapons prepared for increased readiness to launch.
Putin said the directive was in response to what he called “aggressive statements” by leading NATO powers and financial sanctions imposed by the West. https://t.co/fx6NFZwV8X
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 27, 2022
BREAKING – U.S. citizens should consider departing Russia immediately, U.S. State Department says
— Phil Stewart (@phildstewart) February 27, 2022
— Conflict Update (@Conflict_Update) February 27, 2022
Putin has achieved something Hitler nor Bin Laden ever managed:
get their assets seized by the Swiss.
The fact that Switzerland is doing this means that Putin is so despised by their other major account holders that there's no risk of fallout.
— STEMtheBleeding (@STEMthebleeding) February 27, 2022
Russian tanks are out of fuel, their soldiers are getting killed, protests inside and outside Russia are growing exponentially, and Putin needs to buy time to regroup. If this is a pause, we must take advantage of it to shore up military and civilian supplies to Ukraine. 🇺🇦 https://t.co/w971QxKvzc
— Spandan @ Reclaim the Fight 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈 🇮🇱 (@reclaimthefight) February 27, 2022
did you every think: Germany would start spending big time on defense, Swiss would freeze assets, the world's biggest hero is a Jewish comedian and Russians are protesting in the street. Look what Putin has done.
— Jennifer 'I stand with Ukraine' Rubin 🇺🇦🇺🇦 (@JRubinBlogger) February 27, 2022
Solidarity with Ukraine
— J Haddix (@doctor_eon) February 28, 2022
“If [Putin] wants to kill himself, he doesn’t need to use nuclear arsenal. He has to do what the guy in Berlin did in a bunker in May 1945.”
— Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations pic.twitter.com/KaN9NgZyP3
— The Recount (@therecount) February 28, 2022