US considering sending more troops to Europe as war in Ukraine rages on, official says: LIVE UPDATES
Natalie’s Commentary: I chose the picture above because of the significance of the war in Ukraine and civilians having to go underground to remain safe and possibly strategize what their next move might possibly be, if threatened with the bombing taking place above. You can only imagine. They may eventually need food and water to sustain. Possibly each of them with the worry and stress of loved ones who couldn’t make it this far.
“A senior U.S. defense official said Thursday that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is still considering the possibility of deploying additional American troops to NATO’s eastern flank in Europe as the war in Ukraine rages on.”
Update March 25, 2022. There are now over 10,000 US Military troops on the ground in Poland. No word yet, if other NATO countries have sent in their military. It’s hard to guess exactly what prompted the Pentagon to make this decision. My guess, is to show a force of deterrence, that definite action will take place against Russia if Putin should continue to decimate Ukraine and act on the threat of using nuclear weapons.
The Russian troops throughout some of the week were stalled. Ukraine kept up it’s defense and was able to take back Mariupol where 450,000 civilians were out of water and food. They also destroyed one of Russia’s ships off one of the southern ports which looked like the whole ship was on fire and the smoke of different metals and other materials the ship was made of was mostly black and red against the drop of a clear sky.
Today, Putin is concentrating on the following the Epoch Times reported.
“In a scaled-back formulation of its military operation goals, Russia said on Friday, March 25, that the first phase of it was mostly complete and it would focus on completely “liberating” Ukraine’s breakaway eastern Donbass region.”
”The announcement appeared to indicate that Moscow may be switching to more limited objectives after running into fierce Ukrainian resistance in a month of war.” End of Update 03/25/22
According to Vox news, Biden was quoted “Not to worry”. Mix messages simultaneously being sent putting the United States National Security in further danger and certainly further vulnerability, since Biden stole the White House from underneath the real 46th President, President Donald J. Trump and the American citizen’s legal votes.
Pondering if the New York Times or the complicit and culpable mainstream media ABC, CBS, and NBC might admit to these national and international crimes like The New York Times recently did admitting to Hunter Biden’s laptop and a preponderance of evidence putting Biden’s illegitimate Presidency on the real news alert for those of us keeping up with the absolute truth; like The New York Post.
The question here is, what prompted The New York Times to tell the truth? Was it a possible leak from the rogue Department of Justice protecting Hunter Biden on behalf of the big guy and all the crimes stewing to be exposed.
The quote for today, and take it to heart and mind! “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” ~ John Adams ~ Natalie
Russian President Vladimir Putin spokesman Dmitri Peskov refused Tuesday to say his nation would not use nuclear weapons if it thought Russia could be destroyed.
Peskov said the conditions were consistent with the nations national security concept. “If there’s a threat to the very existence of our country, it can be used in accordance with this concept,” he stated in response to the question of whether Russia’s use of nuclear weapons could be completely ruled out, according to the Russian government-controlled news site TASS.“
Russian military doctrine envisions use of nuclear weapons in a first use scenario if it is losing a conventional conflict. Ukraine is exactly the scenario for which this was developed,” said Rebekah Koffler, who is a former DIA intelligence officer who specialized in Russia.
“They fear U.S. intervention in Ukraine because they fear we are conventionally superior,” she said. “And if they interpret our action as offensive rather than defensive, that is when the viability of Russian statehood would be threatened, in accordance with the Russian national security concept and military doctrine.”
Residents of Mariupol, strategically located in the port city in Ukraine that Russian forces have been shelling for weeks, are “starving” as attacks continue.
Russia’s invasion of Mariupol and other key Ukrainian cities like Kyiv have forced people underground and destroyed signs of civilization, leaving people without food, water, electricity and ways to communicate with their families.
Maria Smarovailo, a Mariupol native who has since left the city, told Fox News Digital that there has been “no food for more than three weeks.”
“In the first week of hostiles in the city, residents bought food in stores en masse,” she said, according to a translation. When electricity, water and cellphone signals were cut, people began collecting snow and rainwater and looting stores that were still standing “to get at least some food and water for children.”
Ukrainian protesters block Russian yacht in Turkey
A video on YouTube shows a group of Ukrainian protesters aboard a small vessel attempting to block a large Russian yacht belonging to sanctioned Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
The protesters were members of the Optimist Sailing Team Ukraine, according to BBC News, and waived the Ukrainian flag while chanting “no war in Ukraine.”
The group was in Turkey to compete in a junior sailing competition.
Abramovich, a Russian billionaire who owns the famed Chelsea Football Club, is one of many Russian oligarchs who have been sanctioned since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.
“We will certainly be appealing the sentence. As soon as we receive it, we will immediately file complaints,” the attorney said at a rally Tuesday, according to a translation obtained by Fox News.
The attorney complained about the process in which Navalny was convicted, arguing they were not allowed to use certain defense materials in what he called an “incorrect process.”
What happens if Ukraine and Russia fight to a stalemate?
Posted by Michael Lee
I’m an American doctor currently treating desperate innocent Ukrainians—women, children and the elderly—who have been lucky enough to escape the Russian military by fleeing to Lviv in Western Ukraine and then onward to other countries. I helped organized a medical mission to Ukraine/Poland because it’s God’s calling to serve. I’m blessed to be a doctor and take care of others and I felt I needed to help those in need. I was sponsored by the Children Are Medical foundation “CHARM.” This is a foundation that serves underprivileged children — it got involved because over 1 million of the refugees from Ukraine are children. I am also a “DART” a member of the disaster assistance response team with Samaritan’s Purse.Read more.
Russia’s move in Ukraine has united the West: Peter Schweizer
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Tuesday that the U.S. has not seen a need to change its nuclear posture in response to Russia.
“We haven’t seen anything that would lead us to conclude that we need to change our strategic deterrent posture,” Kirby said when asked about Russia’s recent rhetoric on using nuclear weapons.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Tuesday that the Russian military did “not properly plan” for the logistical operation during their invasion of Ukraine.
Kirby’s comments come as Ukrainian forces have continued to resist the Russian invasion, resulting in a lack of Russian ability to take major cities such as Kyiv.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby warned Tuesday that the Russian military still has “significant” combat capability available, despite facing potentially heavy losses during their invasion of Ukraine, but also noted that Ukrainian resistance has been formidable.
“That said, they have been increasingly frustrated,” Kirby said of Russian forces.
The Senate will hold a Senate-wide classified briefing on Ukraine next Wednesday at 3 pm, according to reporting from Fox News’ Chad Pergram.
Who is set to give the briefing is still unclear.
At least 2,510 civilians have been hurt in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began on Feb. 24, with 953 people killed so far, the United Nation’s human rights office said Tuesday.
The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner reported 2,510 civilian casualties from Feb. 24 through March 21.
Russia’s tactical nuke test is Putin ‘sending a message’: Gen. Breedlove
Russia President Vladimir Putin’s invasion into Ukraine has persisted for nearly four weeks but his forces remain stalled, with the Pentagon assessing Tuesday that his combat power is dropping.
“We’ve assessed, for the first time, that the Russians may be slightly below a 90% level of assessed available combat power,” a senior defense official told reporters.
The drop in power is reflective of the 150,000 soldiers he amassed on Ukraine’s border in the lead-up to the invasion last month.
“It is not an assessment of all Russian military power,” the senior defense official added.
After top Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to nine more years in prison Tuesday, he shared a message appealing to supporters to take action against President Vladimir Putin’s regime.
“I am very grateful to everyone for their support. And, guys, I want to say: the best support for me and other political prisoners is not sympathy and kind words, but actions,” Navalny said in a message shared on his behalf on his official Twitter account. “Any activity against the deceitful and thievish Putin’s regime. Any opposition to these war criminals.”
“In 2013, after hearing my first verdict, I wrote this and now I will repeat it: don’t be idle. This toad sitting on an oil pipe will not overthrow itself,” he added. “I hug and love everyone!”