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Ukraine Invasion

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote – Associated Press

Photo: Debris of a railway depot ruined after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine Russia positioned itself Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held a Kremlin-orchestrated “referendum” on living under Moscow’s rule that the Ukrainian government and the West denounced as illegal and rigged. Armed troops had gone door-to-door with

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Putin’s Narrowing Options – Patrick Buchanan

A desperate Vladimir Putin is a dangerous Vladimir Putin, and there are signs Putin’s situation in Ukraine may be becoming desperate. In the last week, the Russian army in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine was driven out of some 2,200 square miles of territory, according to the Ukrainians, whose soldiers are now two miles from

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Plants With Fun Fragrant Foliage – Ken Lain

Surprises abound in the gardens when it comes to uplifting scents. Brushing up against a Scented Geranium as it fills the patio with the taste of citrus. These plants not only smell great but also repel mosquitos and flies; most are javelina and animal resistant. That’s asking a lot from this list of aromatic plants

Grain Exports

Russia’s economy gets boost from wartime grain shipments – Associated Press

Photo: Harvesters collect wheat on a field in Krasnodar region, southern Russia With much fanfare, ship after ship loaded with grain has sailed from Ukraine after being stuck in the country’s Black Sea ports for nearly six months. More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow’s demands to clear the way for its wheat to

Ukraine Invasion

Ukraine seeks to retake the south, tying down Russian forces – Associated Press

In this handout photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on July 22, 2022, Russian soldiers fire a 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled heavy mortar from their position at an undisclosed location in Ukraine Even as Moscow’s war machine crawls across Ukraine’s east, trying to achieve the Kremlin’s goal of securing full control over the

Ukraine Invasion

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east – Associated Press

Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians had been holed up. Russia also launched dozens of missiles on several areas

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