March 29, 2022
Russia begins withdrawing forces and reducing bombardments around Kyiv after vowing to 'radically reduce' military activity during 'meaningful' peace talks with Ukraine attended by Roman Abramovich
Gonna move some to Mariupol and Kherson I believe, Russia wants control of ALL the ports more than Kiev. Wagner group supposedly moving in to help in Donbas.
I predicted Putin would start talking after rampaging, and that he would eventually cut a deal that made it look like he won, at least in Russia. And Biden will claim a win.
I think this is the first stage of this war winding down.
The talks will not doubt drag on for some time. Putin wants the port cities and wants a corridore through Ukraine for his oil and gas pipelines to Europe. He can always take Ukraine by slow strangulation. This wasn't a war of conquest so much as a war of economics.
As usual the media has it completely backwards.
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at March 29, 2022 10:16 PM (6H7jI)
Posted by: Mike at March 29, 2022 10:39 PM (SFpgr)
He may have bitten off more than he could chew, but a swallow or two and he's ready for another bite.
As I stated, I think Putin will cut a deal and make peace - for now. But he'll keep squeezing and eventually squeeze hard enough. Ultimately this won't be over.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at March 30, 2022 07:57 AM (T6Yjz)
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