I was reminded of a BBC report I heard early in the war, in March, interviewing a Canadian soldier
Canadian special forces don't deny New York Times report that commandos are in Ukraine https://t.co/LZeQJoVFya— The Vancouver Sun (@VancouverSun) June 28, 2022
...a few dozen commandos from NATO countries, including Britain, France, Canada and Lithuania, had been working inside Ukraine. The United States withdrew its own 150 military instructors before the war began in February.But the New York Times, citing three U.S. officials, reported that special forces from the NATO countries either remained or had gone in and out of Ukraine since then, training and advising Ukrainian troops and providing an on-the-ground conduit for weapons and other aid.U.S. special forces have also established a coalition planning cell in Germany to co-ordinate military assistance to Ukrainian commandos and other Ukrainian troops, the New York Times reported. The cell, which has grown to 20 nations, is modelled after a similar structure the U.S. and its NATO allies used in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Secretary Christine E. Wormuth has confirmed the cell provides intelligence and co-ordination for the flow of NATO weapons into Ukraine, allowing such convoys to avoid Russian attacks.
⚡️Update: Death toll of Russian missile attack on Kremenchuk shopping mall rises to 18.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) June 28, 2022
This is a developing story. Follow the latest updates herehttps://t.co/qQTnhCIORg
“This shopping centre had the biggest toy store in the city. How could this be a strategic object?” Anger and disbelief in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk, as rescuers continue to search for survivors of the Russian attack. My report from the scene https://t.co/Ni8T0vfBJg pic.twitter.com/MQ2PuE0mSh— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) June 28, 2022
ISW- "A Russian missile strike hit a shopping mall in a residential area of Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast on June 27... The Kremenchuk strike follows a wider intensification of Russian missile strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure and civilian targets in recent days (1/3) pic.twitter.com/NjT4Ttzdez— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) June 28, 2022
NEW: U.S. believes that Ukrainian troops are inflicting significant costs on the Russians in the Donbas despite the retreat from Sieverodonetsk: senior defense official— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) June 27, 2022
"The Ukrainians are making them pay for a very small piece of ground," the official said.
Russian fans have to look at the term “Pyrrhic victory”, two weeks of RU artillery ammo wasted on empty buildings and plants, RU armoured units not engaging the fight for the urban environment leaving alone the RU infantry with worst equipment than the UKR one.— Ivan Vacca (@IvanVacca3) June 26, 2022
Several weeks ago, Markos at Daily Kos described the Russian way of "fighting" wars now: blowing enemy towns to smithereens, then advancing their tanks across the rubble, and calling it a victory.
Russia's advances in Ukraine "are dependent almost entirely on the expenditure of vast quantities of ammunition, notably artillery shells, which are being fired at a rate almost no military in the world would be able to sustain for long."@LizSly https://t.co/Ef2HLvnwup— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) June 27, 2022
Rotor blades clattered in the night sky as the helicopters streaked low over the Russian border. On board, the men of the Shaman battalion, an elite Ukrainian special forces unit, prepared to disembark deep behind enemy lines https://t.co/tTUHjXaZQ5— The Times (@thetimes) June 26, 2022
“If the Democrats win the House and add two more senate seats on November 8th I will vote to pass the Roe bill and change the filibuster rules to guarantee that bill gets an up or down vote. And we’ll do this right after we’re sworn in in January 2023.”— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 28, 2022
There is absolutely nothing Republicans can do about this runaway train.
1. never self-womp. You need to focus on this one.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 28, 2022
2. overstated risk in the short run but a real risk.
3. If it’s struck down then you move to appellate jurisdiction stripping, add justices.
4. all because never self-womp. work on it.
The people who spent fifty years bombing abortion clinics suddenly think we should just chill out.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) June 24, 2022
Update about the FreeDumb Convoy
Unstoppable majority is the path to saving our democracy. pic.twitter.com/Sw107354Md— Beer Hall Project (@BeerHallProject) June 26, 2022
Tamara Lich was arrested in Alberta for violating bail conditions. And the FreeDumb Convoy had
Jim Watson just said anyone who shows up to disrupt the Canada Day festivities will be met with the full force of the law, no 2nd chances.— kris meloche (@krismeloche) June 27, 2022
Youre on notice #FreeDumbConvoy idiots.
There has been so much focus on the Convoy itself, it is AMAZING to see work being done on documenting the experiences of the people who actually lived it. ⬇️— Stephanie Carvin (@StephanieCarvin) June 27, 2022
Freedom Convoy a 'relentless disturbance,' says people's commission | CBC News https://t.co/dye7f2bGwd
I got a chuckle out of this, because Conservative twitter is PISSED! - the Public Order Emergency Commission released the list of individuals and groups which will have "standing" at the
Even police acknowledge #OttawaOccupation:— Mirth is Masked! #SlavaUkraine (@MirthDAL) June 27, 2022
Be forewarned, extra police services that actually police and ARREST
Arrests lead ->charges -> jail -> job loss
Bail conditions include - not returning to Ottawa, staying off social media, avoiding future convoys pic.twitter.com/LvKrq3KEy4
Federal Conservative Party won't be able to make submissions at the inquiry into the declaration of the Emergencies Act, Commissioner Paul Rouleau has decided. pic.twitter.com/Hb9rJ0Z9eR— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) June 28, 2022
Other individuals and groups granted standing: pic.twitter.com/b8nr4r3deH— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) June 28, 2022
Update from Ontario:
One of the main Convoy narratives is that Canadians are divided. We’re not. We are far from perfect, have much to work on, but the Convoy rhetoric is not reality. https://t.co/iPxkwwdp1N— Stephanie Carvin (@StephanieCarvin) June 27, 2022