Russia invades Ukraine: Specific Developments 2023

It’s like a bank robber taking out the security cameras but leaving the tapes in the recorder. It looks to me like they know that are doing something illegal, or they wouldn’t try and make it look like an accident, shooting it down would be to obvious.

Don’t they normally have AWACS around monitoring and relaying communications?

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NATO? I don’t think Turkey has much say on who gets in the EU


Yes, NATO. My bad. Shouldn’t post during class.


Stop playing with your phone and listen to the teacher :imp:


The International Criminal Court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for war crimes, saying he bore criminal responsibility for the abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children.

Putin’s war crime is deporting Ukrainian children?

Looks like somebody is threading the needle on that one to make sure they don’t make anybody in the West nervous.

Yes that is a crime against human rights. How about somebody invades Alabama and starts shipping the kids to Mexico. What’s going on there is horrendous. No need for any whataboutism.

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Putin’s real war crime is illegally invading another country. Charging him with deportation of children is like charging a murderer with assault and battery.

The Biden administration has been engaged in an internal dispute over whether to provide the court with evidence gathered by the U.S. intelligence community about Russian war crimes. Most of the administration favors transferring the evidence, according to people familiar with the internal deliberations, but the Pentagon has balked because it does not want to set a precedent that could pave the way for eventual prosecutions of Americans. – New York Times

international airspace. not lunch.

Or like nailing Al Capone for tax evasion.



Likely the Russian defensive lines have been set up along all the occupied territory by now, going to be difficult to repeat the success of last summer

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It appears that Reuters interviewed some Wagner soldiers:

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Luckily the couple in the civilian car survived.

Police identified the soldier as Klim Kerzhaev – a 25-year-old commander from Moscow, who served in the 2nd Motorized Rifle Division of the 1st Tank Army in the Western Military District. He is accused of the attempted murder of a civilian – a war crime under Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.