Russian Digest 4/10
Top daily stories I'm keeping an eye on
Russia has made a “massive strategic blunder” as Finland and Sweden look poised to join Nato as early as the summer, according to officials.
Washington is banking on the move that will stretch Russia’s military and enlarge the western alliance from 30 to 32 members as a direct consequence of President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. via The Times
Seven weeks into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has appointed a new top commander, Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, in a major reshuffle. He assumes oversight of the campaign amid mounting civilian deaths, widespread destruction and slow advances, with Russian forces mired in logistical problems and military blunders, according to Western officials and analysts. via Washington Post
Note: Dvornikov “Butcher of Syria” led the Syrian atrocities targeting civilians and is believed to be responsible for ordering the missile strike of the train station where Ukrainians were waiting to flee.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine does not rule out the possibility of provocative actions by the Russian army in Transnistria.
This was reported in the operational information of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 6:00 on Facebook , Censor.NET reports .
"The armed forces of the Russian Federation do not rule out provocative actions in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova in order to accuse Ukraine of aggression against a neighboring state," the statement said. via Censor
Soviet Days- Putin called for the cleansing of society from ‘traitors’ and many are willing to assist.
“Russian students are turning in teachers who don’t back the war” via Washington Post
Six months after leaving the White House, Jared Kushner secured a $2 billion investment from a fund led by the Saudi crown prince, a close ally during the Trump administration, despite objections from the fund’s advisers about the merits of the deal.
A panel that screens investments for the main Saudi sovereign wealth fund cited concerns about the proposed deal with Mr. Kushner’s newly formed private equity firm, Affinity Partners, previously undisclosed documents show. via NYT
Another wonderful and succinct offering! Why not have the ‘Butcher of Syria’ reprise his efforts against civilians in Ukraine? Of course Putin would do that! Kushner and the Saudi Wealth Fund;Mnuchin doing the same. No limit to greed!