March 1, 2022 | By Hopeton O’Connor Dennie |
There have been heavy casualties being suffered by the Russian Army according to the Ukrainian Army, Special Staff. There are reports that there have been loud explosions being heard as civillian areas continue to be targeted for shelling by the invading Russian forces.
The statistics reported is as follows:
5710 Russians killed, 200 Russian soldiers taken prisoners of war, 198 planes downed, and 848 Russian Tanks destroyed. Russian officials who were saying that they have not suffered any casualties. This fact they have had to retract. Egg is plastered over their faces. The Russian army has met stiff resistance from the Ukrainian army.
There was no further update on previously released casualty figures. We last reported 900 casualties which includes children. There have been a lot of injury and mass destruction of property. We understand that the economic centre of Ukraine has been damaged by Russian Forces.
Putin Has Hinted At Nuclear Option
Putin’s more that subtle hint at resorting to his nuclear option is disgraceful, distasteful, demeaning despicable and dangerous to say the least. Russia is not the only country to have nuclear weapons. The United States and United Kingdom to name a few. They all have nuclear weapons in their arsenals. These weapons are more than likely trained on Russia. They also have nuclear submarines and other ballistic weapon capabilities. They are well matched, so threat of resorting to any nuclear option is empty talk. They can destroy each other by the press of a button or application of a code. Putin is a dangerous person who needs to be stopped in his tracks.
We hope it will not come to that. This could lead to mass deaths and tremendous dislocation. The Chernobyl meltdown did cause many to die and be disabled years after the meltdown. Births were affected in the area, which happens to be located in Ukraine.
To invade another country without being provocation is disgraceful. Russia has no morals. The world will punish them.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a poet, elegist, author, and senior international journalist who writes for Vision Newspaper.
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