The third day of Russian forces capturing Kyiv was a success. Russia’s military seems to have lost its momentum.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, announced via Telegram that he was willing to have peace talks with Belarus without any conditions on Ukraine’s border. Because the invasion originated from Belarus, Zelensky refused to accept talks in Belarus.
The war goes on. Russian forces entered Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv and destroyed a pipeline. This could have disastrous consequences for the environment.
Kharkiv’s resistance to the invasion is as unyielding and strong as Kyiv’s.
However, the Russian forces in Kharkiv made more progress than their Kyiv counterparts.
According to video and photos analyzed by The New York Times, Russian troops have intensified their attack on Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv.
Images from Sunday show clashes between Ukrainian and Russian troops happening closer to the city center than previously seen. This suggests a deeper Russian invasion into Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.
It appears that the advances made in several areas may have stopped. Some videos show Russian vehicles being set on fire, while others are seized by Ukrainian troops.
Multiple reports claim that the Russian General Staff ordered the local commanders to take control of Kyiv by Monday.
The Russians seem to be in a hurry for a reason. The Russian economy will be smashed by the suspension of many Russian banks from SWIFT’s money transfer network.
Putin might be in panic mode. He probably anticipated that NATO would threaten SWIFT, but not implement it. He may now be considering his options in the face of catastrophe.
Putin cannot save his face with the Russian economy at the brink. He must kick Zelensky’s government out of Kyiv. Putin can then create his own puppet government, declare victory, and return home. What if Zelensky does really stay until the bitter end? Putin doesn’t want to have Zelensky tried. After mysteriously inhaling poison, Zelensky will undoubtedly have an unfortunate accident and contract the Putin Flu.
The resistance will continue to exist until then.
The defense minister of Ukraine posted a mocking message on Facebook, ridiculing the aggressors’ claim that they would take Kyiv within two hours.
Even before the Russian invasion, European countries were reluctant to sell arms to Ukraine. According to the Wall Street Journal, this policy has changed.
In recent days, several countries that previously refused to supply Ukraine with sophisticated weapons to counter Russia’s military advantage have changed. Officials from Ukraine have stated that antitank and antiaircraft weapons already provided to Ukraine by the U.S. and other countries before the outbreak of the war have helped to balance the situation.
Despite being outnumbered and outgunned, the Ukrainians are showing remarkable courage despite being outnumbered. Putin worshippers should stop asking questions about Ukraine’s sovereignty.