Putin Russia Ukraine News – Russian forces have launched over 1,000 missiles and Iranian-made attack drones against the power infrastructure of Ukraine. The latest Moscow statements hint at a possible new “Minsk” agreement. However, the Russian military strategy is putting Putin, Russia, and Ukraine in danger.
Russian forces bombarded scores of towns in Ukraine on Christmas Day.
On a harrowing Christmas Day for Ukraine, Russian forces bombed and shelled scores of towns in the country. The first official reports of the attacks come a day after President Vladimir Putin ordered a ceasefire on Christmas Eve and a 36-hour holiday truce.
Russia has been waging a relentless campaign of shelling, air strikes, and missile attacks against Ukrainian cities for over four months. With tens of thousands of troops positioned along the country’s borders, many thought the war was just a show to extract concessions from the West. But the fight for “victory” in the coming months is shaping up to be bloody and bitter.
Ukrainian officials said the attacks left several people dead, while Russian news agencies reported the attack as the country’s worst loss of life in the ongoing war. Some eyewitnesses told of dozens of bodies on the streets of Kiev.
Russian forces have launched more than 1,000 missiles and Iranian-made attack drones on Ukraine’s power infrastructure.
Russian forces have launched more than 1,000 missiles and Iranian-made attack drones on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since October, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. These attacks are intended to cut off heating and electricity to the country’s citizens.
The attack was Russia’s latest in an ongoing campaign against the country’s military and civilian infrastructure. It came a day after a Ukrainian peace proposal was rejected by the Kremlin.
Russian strikes on Ukraine’s energy and military-industrial infrastructure have become increasingly rampant in recent days. Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, has been hit with power cuts.
Ukraine’s presidential adviser says that Moscow seeks to destroy critical infrastructure. He said that Russia has begun to rely on Iranian-made drones in its attacks on the Ukrainian energy and military-industrial sectors.
Russia’s military strategy is resulting in his downfall.
The Russian government’s war strategy has a lot of risk factors attached. For Putin’s regime to survive, it will have to absorb the weight of Western economic sanctions and maintain military support for Ukraine.
Russia’s military has been engaged in a full-scale war. Hundreds of thousands of Russian men have been thrown onto the battlefield without a clear explanation of why.
The war has been successful, but it has also brought home the horrors of war to the average Russian. It has also led to a large number of protests. Some of them have been violent.
Despite this, the Russians have not yet proven a serious threat to the regime. But as the economic crisis deepens, the pressure on the leadership will increase.
The Russian elite will probably do everything they can to keep Putin in power. They have already begun to build up a patronage network.
Moscow’s latest statements hint at a new “Minsk” agreement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Belarus, a country that has played a pivotal role in the Ukrainian conflict. Moscow hopes to turn this visit into a gambit to outflank Ukraine. The Russian leader’s trip comes just hours after another drone attack on Ukraine.
While the Minsk deal is a laudable achievement, it is not a perfect solution. Some of the key elements of the agreement have been ignored.
First, the agreement calls for the withdrawal of foreign forces and military equipment from Ukraine. This is in addition to the exchange of prisoners and hostages.
Second, the agreement calls for the resumption of economic and social ties between Ukraine and the Russian-occupied Donbass. These include the lifting of sanctions against the potash industry.
Third, the Minsk accords call for an OSCE-observed ceasefire and political steps towards a political settlement. Finally, the agreements call for amnesty for pro-Russia rebels.
Vladimir Putin’s foreign intelligence career in Leningrad
As a member of the KGB, Vladimir Putin spent fifteen years serving in the Soviet foreign intelligence agency. He was a junior officer in Dresden, East Germany, where he recruited agents for the organization.
Born in Leningrad, Russia, Vladimir Putin was the son of a factory worker and a conscript in the Soviet Navy. His father had been a part of the demolition battalion during World War II, and his mother worked at a plant.
Putin received a degree in law from the Leningrad State University. After completing his studies, he became an assistant to the rector of the university and, later, an adviser to the city’s mayor, Anatoly Sobchak.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Putin resigned from his position with the state security services and joined President Boris Yeltsin’s government. Before being elected president in 2000, Putin served as deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, first deputy mayor of the Leningrad region, and then as prime minister.