Praise floods in for 79-year-old Ukrainian woman with an AK-47 who was pictured training.....

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  1. Stephen

    Stephen Administrator Staff Member

    Praise floods in for 79-year-old Ukrainian woman with an AK-47 who was pictured training with special forces to take on Russian invasion

    A 79-year-old great-grandmother who took part in civilian combat training in Ukraine was today flooded with praise as the country braced itself for invasion from Russia.

    Valentyna Konstantynovska was taught how to use an AK-47 assault rifle by the country's national guard in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, yesterday.


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    I love this photo. Fighting for freedom and liberty. That's what made America great, and will continue to do so if enough Americans have the heart to fight tyranny like this beautiful, courageous Ukrainian lady.
  2. Stephen

    Stephen Administrator Staff Member

    Lawmakers give Putin permission to use force outside Russia

    .....Shortly after, Putin laid out three conditions to end the crisis that has threatens to plunge Europe back into war, raising the specter of massive casualties, energy shortages and economic chaos around the globe.

    He called for international recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, an end to Ukraine’s NATO membership bid and a halt to weapons shipments there. The West has decried Russia’s annexation of Crimea as a violation of international law and has previously flatly rejected permanently barring Ukraine from the NATO alliance.

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    Oh is that all, just those three conditions?

    I'm surprised that giving Alaska back to Russia isn't on Putin's list of demands. LOL
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    Stephen Administrator Staff Member

    Russia attacks Ukraine, ‘shattering’ European peace

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee. Ukraine’s government said Russian tanks and troops rolled across the border in a “full-scale war” that could rewrite the geopolitical order and whose fallout already reverberated around the world.

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    The left will cry that this is Putin's fault. Well of course it is - we all know that.

    However what the left won't say is this entire situation could have been avoided with proper diplomacy. The problem is that Joe Biden doesn't possess any discernible skills at all, let alone diplomacy. And his handlers sending over the utterly feckless Kamala Harris to spew a rambling nonsense speech last week, may have been the straw that broke the camel's back, to infuriate Vladimir Putin from wanting to deal with such incompetence.
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    Russia presses invasion to outskirts of Ukrainian capital

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital Friday after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order.

    .....Though Biden said he had no plans to speak with Putin, the Russian leader did have what the Kremlin described as a “serious and frank exchange” with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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    Speaking of France, overall the Ukrainians seem to be putting up about as much of a fight as the French did at the beginning of World War 2. I'm sure there are a number of brave Ukrainians that value their freedom, who will make whatever sacrifice is needed to try to turn back the Russian invaders. However it's painfully obvious there are not nearly enough of them.

    Soon it will all be over, and Russia will occupy Ukraine. Probably at least until Putin dies or is thankfully removed.

    My guess is that Adolf, excuse me Vlad, will try to set-up a similar system in Ukraine as Hitler did to France during WW2. The Vichy area in France was established as a large independent area with the Vichy leaders loyal to Germany. So Hitler didn't have to spend money and time patrolling it.

    Hitler also allowed Paris to be a "neutral" zone. Basically the Germans left Paris alone and never bombed it. Putin probably wishes to do the same thing for Kyiv.

    Since Putin sees taking over Ukraine as a permanent event, he likely doesn't want to destroy Ukrainian cities or infrastructure because if that happened then it would all need to be rebuilt at Russian expense.

    To keep Ukrainians obedient to Russia in Kyiv and elsewhere, Putin may decree a policy similar to what Hitler did with the French. That is if any Russian soldier is killed by the Ukrainian underground, then perhaps twenty or more Ukrainians would be executed, or something like that. If the underground begins killing Russian soldiers on a grand scale, then Putin would crack down on Ukrainian society in a very harsh manner.
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    Russian offensive unexpectedly slowed by fierce Ukrainian resistance

    Two days in, the Russian offensive appeared to be stymied by stiffer-than-expected resistance from highly motivated Ukrainian armed forces.

    Despite an overwhelming advantage in manpower and equipment, the Russian advance lost some of its momentum Friday and the quick victory Russian President Vladimir Putin was counting on is no longer assured, a senior United States defense official told NBC News.

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    Well maybe my previous post assessment of the Ukrainian fighters was incorrect. Perhaps the Ukraine military strategy was to lure in the Russians as though it was going to be easy, and then kill them in selected areas where the Ukrainians have the advantage.

    In any event, here's rooting for the Ukrainians, now and always, and hopefully they can stack up dead Russian soldiers like matchsticks.
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    The weapons that are turning the Russian hunters into prey

    The Ukrainian military has upgraded its Soviet-era equipment in recent years with Western weapons that have so far been able to slow the Russian advance.

    As the war in Ukraine continues, thousands of anti-tank missiles are on their way to the war-torn country from NATO member states and other countries to repel invading Russian military hardware and forces.

    A total of 18 countries will be sending military support to Kyiv following a plea by Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov to send the besieged nation anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles.

    “We need as much Stinger [anti-aircraft] and anti-tank weapons as possible,” said Reznikov, seated at a conference table with a Ukrainian flag behind him. “In order to provide for reliable procurement of equipment, you may deliver it to Poland. From there we will transport them across the land and quickly saturate our defense.”

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    Incredible photos show smouldering Russian convoy blitzed to ashes by Ukrainian resistance as Putin’s Kyiv siege stalls

    CHILLING images show a smouldering Russian convoy of tanks blitzed to ashes by the heroic Ukrainian resistance on the outskirts of Kyiv.

    The biggest war in Europe since World War 2 has now been raging for seven days - but Vladimir Putin's advance towards the capital Kyiv appears to have stalled as brave Ukrainians fight back.

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    Perhaps Putin envisioned these Ukraine cities being like Paris during WW2 when all the good folks there had to fight back with were bolt-action rifles and a few handguns. Things are a bit different now with Javelins and Stingers available, as well as deadly automatic rifles being used.

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