By Alex Glenn • 23 March 2022 • 8:11
So far during Russia’s onslaught against Ukraine Vladimir Putin’s army has lost 15 top military leaders. The latest high-ranking official to die in a war is Colonel Alexei Sharov according to The Daily Mail. The paper revealed that he died in: “what has become the country’s biggest loss of military higher-ups since World War II.”
The news of the Colonel’s death was announced on social media by Ukrainian forces on Tuesday, March 22. It was announced that he died in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. He had been the commander of the 810th Guards Separate Order of Zhukov Brigade in the Russian Marines.
The Daily Mail said that Russia has suffered “its worst massacre of military leadership since the Second World War”. According to The Sun: 15 top military commanders have died so far during the war on Ukraine.
Mariupol is suffering badly from Russian attacks. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed that around 100,000 Ukrainians are still trapped in the city in awful conditions.
Zelensky stated: “There are about 100,000 people in the city – in inhumane conditions, in a complete blockade, no food, no water, no medicine, under constant shelling.”
He went on to add: “We are trying to organise stable humanitarian corridors for Mariupol residents, but almost all of our attempts, unfortunately, are foiled by the Russian occupiers, by shelling or deliberate terror.”
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What is happening in Ukraine today these events had been happening for the past 20+ years, when Putin came into power by bombing his own people – civilian apartments and committing atrocities against the Chechen people. The response from the US, EU and NATO had been just complete silence and welcoming Putin to the summits and holding red carpet meetings for him. This further emboldened Putin who attacked Georgia in 2008 and conquered Abkhazia and Samachablo. What did the Western powers do? Absolutely nothing! Reset by the Obama Administration and warm handshakes by Merkel, total ignorance of the international laws and Putin’s war crimes against the Georgian people. What happened afterwards? Putin invaded Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. What did the Western powers do? Bare minimum of symbolic sanctions that continued to feed Putin’s war machine. Then Syria, use of chemical weapons, more atrocities… What did the Western powers do? Absolutely nothing!
So we are here as a result of Putin’s false perception that he could chew more than he could bite and the 20+ year ignorance from the EU, US and the NATO. Today there is strong response and sanctions that will take the Russian economy back to the 1990s indicators, however it is too late and too little. Ukraine needs the Patriot missiles, S-400s, S-300s, missiles to shoot down airplanes and incoming rockets at much higher altitudes than Stingers could reach, Ukraine needs much more firepower and the ability to control and close its own skies. Lets help Zelensky establish the No Fly Zone! The Biden administration looked weak, but slowly they are starting to wake up and see the true face of evil – Vladimir Putin who is trying to restore the new Russian empire…
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