Yes, the Odessa shopping center for gifts to give to orphans at the adjoining Mother Teresa home for orphans and pug puppies.
Here is a voice of wisdom!
Half a million puppies died in this brutal attack.
Facebook should make some kind of facemask for the matter, it is always fun watching the sheep herd that follows.
Putin's gonna to retire in 2024. That was always the plan
Yep, and as you laid out, wanted to leave his successor, whoever it is, in a more advantegous position than he found himself in back in the day
I don't buy that, folks.
Why he would bother to make the latest constitutional changes then?
Sure tons of other things were changed along, but the scenario that he can be a candidate again is teasing.
They already faced a harsh criticism that this was the sole real game, and swallowed it. Why not to get the effects after?
He is still capable for duty, will be 72 on the next elections.
All in all, I was not confident early on, but this is an excellent result, and depending on Kievs willingness to indulge in self preservation , it could remain this way, or more and more of Ukraine will be balkanized and split
I have read a quite interesting observation and opinion for the matter, that I am not sure if share in full, but is worth considering.Ze Wezt
reaction was inevitable, as the Russian action destroyed a 30 years old plan to kill them. Considering that as a fact, we have the following consequences.
The war with the west can be done only by proxies, due to the risk of going nuclear.
In any other theatre in the world, Russia could have been easily outmaneuvered and blocked. Closing some vital paths would be a deadly blow to the Russian logistics, plus no matter if we like it or not, the seas are ruled by NATO at the moment. Speaking openly, it is enough to arrange a coup in Iraq to block the Russians in Syria - to begin with.
At the moment, when war is running in Ukraine, the advantage is on the Russian side.
Logistics in heavy in favour of the Russian side. Not only their stocks are much bigger than the opponents, but the supply chain is intact, and will stay that way.
As soon as NATO will clean off the warehouses, they will face the inevitable. They have to make new toys, even considering own security.
The purchase power parity is on the Russian side heavily to the absurd. They can buy 5-10x more bung for bucks. Not only they can buy it, but have the projects, the production lines, and the skilled personnel.
Arranging a whole production, creating new weapon systems, skill the personnel to work in the factories to make new toys - it will cost hundreds of billions in the NATO case.
Sure they can do that, but it will either take years or bankrupt them.
They don't have the money for that. Simply don't. The whole system is already running on thin air, with billions of empty money printed "to fight covid" bullshit. It worked only with the old system when everybody needed that empty papers. Won't work now. There will be nobody to take this empty debt. It is an arms race, that western block can't win.