WaPo warfare updates: Lviv electrical substations attacked – Putin tells Macron Russia is prepared for talks

…from the Washington Submit First printed … Could 03, 2022 [ Editor’s Note:  Noted below…

…from the Washington Submit

First printed … Could 03, 2022

[ Editor’s Note:  Noted below is that Lviv being struck was a world heritage site. I would add that to every family that has had its home destroyed, it was a world heritage site to them.

Yet the Minsk agreement signers watch Donbass shelled for eight years with no real effort to stop, when one word from the American president would have stopped it in a day.

Mariupol had a large, late 1800s historic area that is now a burned out hulk, and the song “Don’t cry for me Argentina” cannot be used for the liberated city. I don’t suspect the West will be contributing to its resurrection.

The Lviv attack did target the electrical substations which will be carrying NATO war supplies into Ukraine, supplies that create a disincentive for a negotiated settlement. We hear that direct talks continue daily, but nothing public.

Just now, I found this report from Republic World, a Hindu publication.

Vladimir Putin says Russia ready for talks with Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephonic conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. During the talks, Putin stated that Moscow is ready for talks with Ukraine.

“Despite Kyiv’s inconsistency and its lack of readiness for serious work, the Russian side is still ready for dialogue,” the Kremlin said in its readout of the call. Putin also briefed Macron on the status of Russia’s “special military operation,” according to the Kremlin.

It further stated that the two leaders also talked about global food security, with Putin emphasizing that Western sanctions have aggravated the problem, the AP reported.

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Turning this monster around usually starts with small steps. But they must be followed by others. India is one of the countries that does not want to be economic ‘road kill’ … from this crazy war, where all that is needed is for Ukraine to be kept as a buffer between NATO and Russia.

The enemy of all of us are those that prefer the chaos and destruction. Now is the time to speak out to support a settlement. Peace is one of the things where you can vote early and often… Jim W. Dean ]

WaPo – First printed … Could 3, 2022

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — The primary group of evacuees from Mariupol’s embattled Azovstal metal plant reached this Ukrainian-controlled metropolis Tuesday afternoon native time, after weeks of failed efforts. Extra evacuations from the stricken port metropolis, which is beneath near-total Russian management, are underway, Mariupol’s mayor stated Tuesday.

A small group beforehand was evacuated to Russian-held territory. Officers stated as many as 200 civilians stay trapped, and the Purple Cross stated it stays involved about all these nonetheless caught in ‘hell.’

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In Lviv, missile strikes broken {the electrical} infrastructure and brought on energy outages in some areas, native leaders stated. The water provide could have even be affected.

Lower than 50 miles from the Polish border, town is taken into account comparatively secure and has turn out to be a base of operations for overseas diplomats, help organizations and journalists. It has largely been spared the Russian assaults which have pummeled different components of the nation.

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…The strikes broken no less than three electrical substations, regional governor Maksym Kozytskyi stated in a message on Telegram. Mayor Andriy Sadovyi stated in a subsequent submit that the shelling could have additionally disrupted the water provide however that town was working to revive it. Each officers urged residents to hunt shelter.

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