w h o' s s o r r y n o w
Scattered points of conflict but
Kyiv is the target because
the objective is to
decapitate the government.
World War Two is about to embrace
the civilized streets of Kyiv.
Antonov Airbase, located near Kyiv,
is critical to the Ukraine capital's demise.
Antonov's long and sturdy runways
enable enormous Russian transports
to deliver large numbers of troops
and their armor quickly
to the battlefield.
On the invasion's first day
18,000 Ukrainian reservist were
given arms and ammunition
in Kyiv, a city of three million.
"I need ammunition, not a ride."
President Zelensky's response
to a US offer to aid his escape.
Ukraine reports soldiers captured near Kyiv
wear the uniform of the Rosgvardia -
Russian National Guard.
Europe has an enormous dependence on
Russian energy. If this valve is shut
there are not the resources available
elsewhere to make up for the loss.
While focus is on conflict around Kyiv
the Russian Navy has landed Marines
and their armor on shores outside the
port of Mariupol near the Donbas region
along the Sea of Azov.
Nearby Black Sea warships fire
Russian long range Kalibr missiles
at Ukrainian military targets.
Ukrainian's drive Russian tanks.
Their problem is they have
so few tanks by comparison.
NATO countries have armed Ukraine
with the Javelin missile -
a proven tank killer.
With Russia's advantage in air power
it's surprising their Air Force
hasn't yet achieved air supremacy.
The Stinger is a shoulder-mounted
anti-aircraft weapon. On Saturday
Germany announced it was sending
Ukraine an additional 1,000 Javelins
and 500 more Stingers.
Putin choose to kick in the door
because Ukrainians weren't buying
what he was selling.
His own troops have to be wondering
why are we here?