Day 43: Ukraine Calls for More Weapons Ahead of NATO Meeting as Russia Says It Destroyed 4 Fuel Storage Facilities

    Photo: Ukraine Emergency Services [via The Guardian]

    The Facts

    • Ukraine's Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, called on NATO allies to provide more weapons to his country ahead of a foreign ministers' meeting of the military alliance in Brussels on Thurs.

    • It comes as Russia's Ministry of Defence says it has destroyed 4 fuel storage facilities in the cities of Mykolayiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and Chuchiv. The attacks could not be independently confirmed.

    The Spin

    Anti-Russia narrative

    This invasion is an egregious violation of international law. Putin's ultimate aim is to restore the Soviet empire, even if it takes massive bloodshed and false pretexts such as calling the 2014 Ukrainian revolution after a fraudulent election a "coup". This unprovoked attack is the latest chapter in Putin's Orwellian attempt to rewrite history.

    Pro-Russia narrative

    NATO and the US have ignored Russia's security concerns by breaking its promise not to expand eastward in return for German reunification. These concerns are legitimate and taking them seriously would have avoided the Ukraine tragedy.

    Nerd narrative

    According to the Metaculus prediction community, if a bilateral cease-fire agreement is reached between Russia and Ukraine this year, it won't take effect until the end of June.

    Establishment split



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