The Lead: Ukraine Attacks Inside Russia… Again
Ukraine is reportedly striking inside Russian borders again in at least two incidents.
An office building in Krasnodar was hit by what the city claims are Ukrainian drone strikes. No one was killed. Russia says it shot down another Ukrainian missile over the Rostov Region.
President Zelensky claims that Russia struck a hospital early Friday, killing one person and injuring at least 15 others in the city of Dnipro. That city has been under Russian control since March of 2022 so why would Russia target a hospital in an area it has controlled for over a year? Russia has not responded.
Local reports say it was a Ukrainian drone that struck the hospital. Eyewitnesses also posted videos showing separate drone attacks on a nearby cell phone tower company and residential building.
Ukrainian President Zelensky said recently that Ukraine did not have the weapons to attack inside Russia and promised President Biden that his forces would not do that. So where is this equipment coming from? The U.S. State Department was asked about images showing American equipment being used in a recent attack on Belgorod. The spokesperson said he was “skeptical”about that. Maybe he should look into that, huh?
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal published a report about the recently lost battle of Bakhmut. They confirm what independent media has been saying all along: Ukraine is sending untrained men to die in this battle while refusing to attend peace talks.
Just a reminder: Ukraine is fighting to re-capture an area that they have been torturing since 2014. This region asked Russia for help, voted to become a part of Russia, and Ukraine is sacrificing untrained men to get it back. Peace talks would mean leaving the borders as is so the dying would stop. Peace talks now!