Friday, February 25, 2022

Ukraine’s capital under threat as Russia presses invasion

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital Friday after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order.

Explosions sounded before dawn in Kyiv and gunfire was reported in several areas, as Western leaders scheduled an emergency meeting and Ukraine’s president pleaded for international help to fend off an attack that could topple his democratically elected government, cause massive casualties and ripple out damage to the global economy.

Among the signs that the Ukrainian capital was increasingly threatened, the military said Friday that a group of Russian spies and saboteurs was seen in a district on the outskirts of Kyiv, and police told people not to exit a subway station in the city center because there was gunfire in the area. Elsewhere in the capital, soldiers established defensive positions at bridges, and armored vehicles rolled down the streets, while many residents stood uneasily in doorways of their apartment buildings.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Kyiv “could well be under siege” in what U.S. officials believe is a brazen attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to install his own regime. Read more, see photos and video here.

Russians Ordered Thirteen Ukrainian Soldiers on Snake Island to Surrender. Here's What Happened. 
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet
Snake Island is small. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s a strategic island. The Russians now control it. They’re a mere 40 miles from Romania, a NATO member state. It’s one of the many skirmishes that have erupted all over the country amid this new war launched by Vladimir Putin. It’s a war we all saw coming, but one our government seems woefully behind with regards to strategic thinking. They don’t even know where they stand on sanctions and their effect. Were they handed down as a deterrent or not? Half of this administration thinks so, the other half do not. It’s a circus. As the West figures out what to do, the Ukrainians are reportedly fighting hard. They’re not giving up, and this comes as almost every one of them knows they cannot defeat the Russians. 

On Snake Island, 13 Ukrainian troops were posted there as border guards were ordered to surrender. They could have—but this is war. This is a fight for their home. And there would be no retreat. A Russian naval ship ordered them to throw down their arms. They told them to screw off—literally. 

“Russian military ship, go f**k yourself,” they replied. All were all killed as a result (via Daily Mail): Read more, see tweets and video here.


Today, Friday, February 25th from 7 to 8:00pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori will discuss the latest on Ukraine including Putin's bombing of Kyiv; Biden's newest sanctions on Russia; and the ramifications for Europe itself.

Hope you can tune in to RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on Click 'LISTEN LIVE' starting at 6:50 pm EST with the show beginning at 7pm EST.