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February 26, 2022

A reminder: we can’t offer up-to-the-minute news on Russia’s attack on Ukraine, but Fox News has continuously updated bulletins here:

As Russia’s assault on Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv continues, it’s going slower and much bloodier than Putin probably expected. The hard fighting, reports of rising deaths (including children), and video of destruction of civilian areas of the city are also inflaming opposition to Putin, even among Russians who have been cowed and misinformed by their state media.

If Putin thought the Ukrainians would be awed by his mighty firepower and meekly surrender like a Russian TV reporter swooning over his bare torso, he gravely miscalculated. Many are staying to fight with personal weapons or rifles provided by the government, and the Ukraine military is also holding defense lines and drawing blood. It’s always risky to accept any breaking news from a war zone, particularly when both sides have good reason to spin the facts their way. But Ukraine claims they have inflicted casualties of 2800 Russian troops, 80 tanks and 516 armored vehicles just in the first two days, making it one of the costliest military actions Russia has ever suffered in such a short time.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is proving to be a brave and inspiring leader, refusing an offer from the US to help him evacuate. He reportedly told a senior US intelligence official, “The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride.” Meanwhile, Biden’s sanctions on Russia were so weak that the Russian stock market rose after he announced them. And he’s still resisting demands from Republicans that he restart our fossil fuel and pipeline projects he shut down, to take away the money and influence Russia has garnered by selling oil. Some US pundits are asking if we could trade Presidents with Ukraine, but I seriously doubt Ukraine would go for that deal.

It sounds as if the person who made the most accurate prediction of how an invasion might go down was Kurt Schlichter. In addition to being an attorney and humorous topical columnist, he’s also a retired military officer who served in Eastern Europe. He wrote recently that he knew Ukrainian fighters, and they were really tough and would not simply surrender and let Russia take over their homeland. Here are some heroic examples of what Putin is finding himself up against:

As Russia discovered in Afghanistan, it’s one thing to invade another country, but it’s quite another to hold it when everyone around you is willing to die to kill you.

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  • Dianne Davenport

    03/06/2022 11:36 PM

    I fear for our country. As a retired high-school teacher, I fear for the education of our children - and pray they will be taught truth instead of the "woke" nonsense and the transgender, gay and all the other terms which are not normal. "God is not mocked, whatsoever we sow we shall also reap" - and that includes America. Once America was the best hope of the world , but we are failing as a Christian nation. Thank you for what you do.

  • Garth Renard Harding

    03/06/2022 10:06 PM

    I commend future humble $Trillionaire Elon Musk in the AI internet affairs of Ukranian military and civilian affairs with Starlink internet network.

    What are the over 5K billionaires in the world doing regarding this Ukranian-Russian conflict?

    Like Pharisees Joseph and Nicodemus purchasing Lord Jesus Christ body and new tomb He resurrected from...I believe there will be some multimillionaires and few billionaires in paradise heaven...possibly a few $Trillionaires like Elon Musk, too.

    God Bless,
    Garth Harding

  • R Reedy

    03/06/2022 07:37 PM

    The Ukrainians should Stop The War. They will not get backing from a superpower. They are just prolonging and intensifying the destruction of country and people. They have proven their bravery, commitment and love for their country. Now is time to accept reality. Stop the War.

  • Donna Chu

    03/06/2022 07:17 PM

    Good for thought: just because Putin is an evil monster doesn’t mean that Zelensky is innocent & good! Think about it: don’t several high ranking American families have family members that have “connections” in Ukraine??? Just sayin…..

  • John Brackin

    03/06/2022 04:13 PM

    the Soviet Union wasn’t the only country to learn that lesson and it didn’t take them 20 years.

  • Karen See

    03/02/2022 01:38 AM

    We stand with Ukraine! We love the Ukraine people and we have the ultimate respect for you and your resolve to defend your country. It is hard to learn of the pain and suffering inflicted on the Ukrainians. Putin needs to be stopped. He is a ruthless dictator and perpetrator of evil and like Gen. Keane said, marching to his own drum. God be with the Ukraine people and their brave President and hero Zelensky.

  • David Holmes

    02/27/2022 06:57 PM

    Thank you for your update.

  • Marine Bob

    02/27/2022 06:24 PM

    Hmmm. Does biden own stock on the Russian Stock Exchange?