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Putin’s Dangerous Escalation of Nuclear Threats Jeopardizes NATO Solidarity:  John Ivison, National Post, Apr. 28, 2022 — In case nervous Europeans did not get the veiled threat of a first nuclear strike by Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov his boss Vladimir Putin removed the veil on Wednesday. Lavrov said that the danger of nuclear confrontation is serious and “we must not underestimate it.”

Putin Really May Break the Nuclear Taboo in Ukraine:  Peggy Noonan, WSJ, Apr. 28, 2022 — Sometimes a thing keeps nagging around your brain and though you’ve said it before you have to say it again.

West Should Do Much More If It Wants Ukraine to Win War Against Russia, Experts Say:  Tom Blackwell, National Post, Apr. 25, 2022

U.S. Sending Ukraine ‘Kamikaze’ Drones for Donbas Battle:  Josie Ensor, National Post, Apr. 23, 2022

Is the West Fighting Russia to the Last Ukrainian?:  Derek H. Burney, National Post, Apr. 24, 2022

Defending Ukraine:  Conrad Black, National Post, Apr. 23, 2022

For Further Reference:

Russian General, 200 Soldiers Said Killed in Ukrainian Military Strike:  Times of Israel, May 2, 2022 — Reports from Ukraine Sunday and Monday indicated that a Russian general and some 200 soldiers were killed in an attack launched by Ukrainian forces on Saturday evening in the Russian-controlled city of Izium.

The Collapse of The Russian Military Machine:  Stefan Hedlund, Gis Reports, May 2, 2022 — Western intelligence on Russian military capabilities is being tested again as Russia unleashes its full military power to seek a victory over Ukraine in the eastern Donbas region. And this time, too, the likely outcome is that the Ukrainian defenders will surprise analysts by inflicting sufficient casualties to force a Russian retreat. 

How Does Ukraine Keep Intercepting Russian Military Communications?:  Greg Myre, NPR, Apr. 26, 2022 — Russia is regarded as one of the world’s most advanced countries when it comes to anything and everything related to spying, and that includes secretive, high-tech military communications.

Ukraine Army says Russian Troops Are ‘Regrouping and Strengthening’:  Daily Mail, YouTube, Apr. 30, 2022 — Russia has been forced to merge and redeploy depleted and disparate units from failed advances in northeast Ukraine, a British military update said on Saturday.


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