At This Pivotal Moment, Putin May Direct His Own Fate In The Future
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The U.S. shut down its embassy in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, and is moving key diplomats, citing a rapid buildup of Russian forces. Russia has repeatedly denied it is planning to invade, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “Reports: US informed NATO allies Russia may attack Wednesday | WNT“, below:
In the video published on Feb 15, 2022, “Crisis continues in Ukraine despite Kremlin claim it wants diplomacy“, below:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is responding to a rumored Russian invasion date by calling it a day of national pride, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “Ukraine President Zelensky calls for ‘day of unity’ amid Russia threat“, below:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for Unity Day, a day of national pride, to rally for strength for the Ukrainian people, to resist the aggression from Russia.
U.S. Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, is traveling to Europe Tuesday to meet with NATO allies after seeing a dramatic acceleration of Russian forces at Ukraine’s border. Meantime, a former Trump attorney is attempting to shield more than 10,000 pages of emails from the Jan. 6th committee. It comes as Trump’s longtime accounting firm cuts ties with the former President and calls the last decade of his financial statements “unreliable.” Plus, Canada’s Prime Minister takes the rare step of invoking emergency powers to end protests over vaccine mandates, in the video published on Feb 15, 2022, “Russia Accelerates Troop Buildup Near Ukraine Border“, below:
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters that the the Pentagon does not believe Russia has made a final decision on invading Ukraine but warned that military action could happen any day, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “Pentagon: We Don’t Believe Russia Has Made ‘Final Decision’ On Invading Ukraine“, below:
US believes that a small crucial window of diplomacy remains for Russia to de-escalate tensions at the Ukraine border as Western leaders engages in a flurry of talks to defuse the crisis. ‘We are not saying that president Putin has made a final decision we have not communicated otherwise to our partners we believe that diplomacy continues to be viable we believe that there still remains a window to resolve crisis through dialogue and diplomacy.’ in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “United States: Crucial window of diplomacy left| Russia-Ukraine border tensions| World News|WION“, below:
Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, joins CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “We should be trying harder for diplomatic solution between Russia, Ukraine: Brooking’s O’Hanlon“, below:
All eyes are on Russia as world leaders seek to avoid an invasion of Ukraine. Retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Foggo spoke with CBS News’ Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers about the U.S.’s role and what an invasion could look like, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “Retired Navy admiral on Russia- Ukraine conflict“, below:
Pentagon officials say Russian military action in Ukraine could happen any day now, with little to no warning, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “Local Ukrainian community reacts to looming crisis overseas“, below:
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is the latest leader to attempt some last-minute diplomacy to stave off a Russian invasion of Ukraine, with some warning an attack could come Feb. 16, 2022, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “Last-minute diplomatic efforts to avoid Russia-Ukraine war“, below:
Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane discusses the unclear timeline for when Russia could potentially invade Ukraine on ‘Fox Business Tonight.’ in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “It ‘looks like’ Russia may invade. Ukraine: Gen. Jack Keane“, below:
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says diplomacy is still on the table, but a U.S. official says some Russian military units near the Ukrainian border have moved into firing positions. Nina Khruscheva, a professor of international affairs at The New School and the great-granddaughter of former Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev, joined CBS News’ Jericka Duncan to discuss the standoff, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “Does Putin intend to invade Ukraine? Russia expert weighs in on the threat“, below:
Frank Fannon, Managing Director at Fannon Global Advisors and former Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, joins Worldwide Exchange to discuss Russia-Ukraine relations, and Russia’s influence on oil and gas markets, in the video published on Feb 14, 2022, “Fmr. Asst. Secretary of State for Energy Resources discusses Russia’s impact on global oil markets“, below:
Raymond James Analyst Pavel Molchanov joins Yahoo Finance to discuss what any further invasion of Ukraine by Russia may do to oil markets, in the video published on Feb 11, 2022, “What a Russian invasion of Ukraine could do to oil: Raymond James analyst“, below:
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Satellite images show Russian missiles and large-scale artillery stationed around Ukraine’s borders. WSJ examined images of the equipment deployed by Moscow to understand why U.S. security experts say Russia could stage an attack from multiple locations. Photo composite: Eve Hartley, in the video published on Feb 10, 2022, “Russia’s Military Buildup Around Ukraine: What Satellite Images Reveal | WSJ“, below:
Vladimir Putin has already annexed Crimea and plunged Donbas into war. Now, he has amassed 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian border. Why can’t Russia leave Ukraine alone? In the video published on Feb 9, 2022, “Disputed Borders: Russia v Ukraine | The Economist“, below:
A Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent. What is at stake and how will the West respond? Shashank Joshi, The Economist’s defence editor, answers your questions, in the video published on Feb 16, 2022, “Russia and Ukraine: how will the West react? | The Economist“, below:
In summary, it would not be wise for Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine, for not only Ukraine, but the entire Western world would respond strongly to this invasion. It would lead to failed Russian stock market, Russian economy, and desperate and starving Russian people who would then rise up to unite with Ukrainian people. In order to avoid a total failure, it would be wise for Putin to consider negotiation and diplomacy, the only way for his world status to be maintained.
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