Putin is flexing again:
8:33 am in #Kyiv— Yaroslava Antipina (@strategywoman) April 21, 2022
Calm night & morning in the city.
Today in plans work & small preparations for our journey to relatives for Easter 🌞
Ready to have #warcoffee. Would you like to join with your cups? pic.twitter.com/YP9xFwbiAw
Russia releases video of the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile known as "Satan II" by some American officials. Watch Pentagon correspondent @barbarastarrcnn's full report here: https://t.co/Hb8dYgkGDd— CNN (@CNN) April 21, 2022
Biden flexed back:
NEW: Ukraine is warning the White House that Putin is going to use May 9th - “Victory Day” over Germany to end WWII - to escalate the war— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 21, 2022
But the US believes it is more likely that Putin will instead claim some sort of dubious victory - and keep fighting https://t.co/uoOFeiRsCX
And I see Russia has given up on defeating Mariupol:
Our unity at home and our unity with allies, partners, and the Ukrainian people is sending an unmistakable message to Putin: He will never succeed in dominating and occupying all of Ukraine. That will not happen.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 21, 2022
Two major Russian buildings burned today - a chemical plant and an aerospace research facility. Odd, eh?
It is against this dropback of giant Putin failures that we must understand the Battle for Donbas. That the Kremlin has now explicitly changed the focus of their war to be "defense of Donbas" signals a major defeat in the overall war. 9/— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) April 20, 2022