|2022-02-01||We learn that Kiev was using American military hardware to attack targets in the breakaway Donbas region (Donetsk and Luhansk). Did the USA not realize that their gifts to one side would inflame the situation by upsetting the balance? Did no one in the state department learn anything from this 1968 Star Trek episode?|
|2022-02-18||Russian-backed separatists evacuate residents from east Ukraine|
|2022-02-19||BBC America showed video of Donbas citizens being placed on buses destined for temporary safety in western Russia|
|2022-02-20||BBC America showed video of Donbas citizens exiting buses in Western Russia. The total number of Donbas refugees was said to be 93,000|
|2022-02-24||Russia enters Ukraine with a three-pronged attack: Belarus from the North, Russia from the East. Crimea from the South.|
|2022-02-25||Putin would have been considered a hero by many had he only ordered Russian troops into the Donbas region to end
the 8-year civil war while protecting the lives of Donbas citizens from further aggression. But he did not so Putin's place in history will be forever soiled.
comments: if Putin wanted to stop NATO encroachment around Russia, he could have done something similar to what John F Kennedy did in 1962 when the USA learned that Russia had been installing missiles in Cuba (in response for the USA installing missiles in Turkey). But Putin missed this opportunity so I fear that many people will die on both sides.
|2022-06-30||(article) quote: "NATO has been preparing for a war with Russia since 2014, said NATO" said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg|
|2022-06-30||(article) quote: "NATO radically redefined its mission to reflect a new mantra which could be encapsulated as: keep the Russians down, the Americans in, and the Chinese out" (Scott Ritter)|