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Mar 13 4 tweets 2 min read
Russia is abducting Ukrainian mayors. A second one, as Zelenskyy demands release of the first one. This screen shot is from @BBCNews
Russian forces have abducted the mayor of the southern city of Dniprorudne, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says.…

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Mar 6
Putin kills kids. Several children have died, according to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
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Mar 3
“It’s not so comfortable,” admitted Ulyana, who is 9 and has been living in Dorohozhychi station with her mother and their cat for six days now. “But you see, this is the situation, and we just have to put up with it. It’s better to be here than to get into a situation outside”
Ms. Kovalchuk said she had been under such stress that she hardly slept. And she was seething with anger at the man who started the war, …Putin of Russia. “I don’t want to swear,” she said. “I just hate that man with all my soul. Look how much pain he brought us.”
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Feb 22
President Biden says “none of us will be fooled by the Russian incursion in Ukraine, that the U.S. is sanctioning Russian financial firms, cutting off Russia from relieving debt anywhere in the West.He say equipment +troops will be in place to protect Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
President Biden announced the “first tranche” in a series of tough sanctions against 2 Russian banks, VEB and Russia’s military bank. He condemned what he called Putin’s “bizarre” recognition of two separatist republics. “He’s setting up a rationale to go much further.”
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Feb 18
Here we go. Late Friday update on #Ukraine from President Biden.
Biden is saying Russian media is making phony fabrications of genocide in Ukraine. ”To set up a false justification to act against Ukraine”- he says Ukrainian troops are showing great restraint after being baited by Russia. He says an attack could come any day.
He says Russia can still avoid war through diplomacy. He cites a meeting next week between Secretary of State Blinken and Lavrov unless Russia attacks before that. “Russia has a choice between war and all the suffering it will bring, or diplomacy.”
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Feb 18
With confirmation from the National Archives that Trump took top secret information from the White House to Mar A Lago and DOJ has been asked to investigate, it adds to the week beginning on Valentine’s Day with his long-time accounting firm breaking up with him.
Yesterday a NY State Supreme Court judge ruled that he, Junior and Ivanka must testify in a civil investigation conducted by NY AG Tish James into possible bank and insurance fraud. But wait, there’s more. Maybe racketeering, maybe wire fraud. There is the ongoing Inaugural fund
Scammy jammy in DC. + Fulton County DA will have a special grand jury investigate election interference. Now there is #Documentgate shredding, burning, swallowing, flushing, official documents (destruction of federal property) Plus the defamation suit brought by @ejeancarroll
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In a letter to the Trump Organization on Feb. 9, the Mazars notified the company of its decision and disclosed that it could no longer stand behind annual financial statements it prepared for Trump.” Mazers says don’t rely on 2011-2020 statements.…
“Because Ms. James’s investigation is civil, she cannot file criminal charges. But she could sue Mr. Trump and his company to seek financial penalties, and could try to shut down certain aspects of Mr. Trump’s business in New York.”
One of the things being looked at is this: Trump’s long-serving chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg, later acknowledged to investigators that the company had overvalued the apartment by “give or take” $200 million.
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