Looks like logistics is going to get a lot harder for the Russians.
Ukraine continues its bridge-busting campaign with its HIMARS-launched guided-rockets, and this time a rail bridge near Kherson took a direct hit.
Russia has made it untenable for Europe to maintain any interdependency. It is a matter of domestic security that Europe develop alternatives to Russian supply for all strategic goods and resources. Regardless of whether Russia capitulates, Europe has to ensure their domestic security.In my view the sanctions were put in place so that Russia would back down and that did not happen. The EU's move away from Russian energy longer term will have a huge impact to Russia. It is likely Russia will see further decline as a nation. It's population will suffer as a result of Putin's insane attempt restore the great Russian Empire. A few questions that remain for me are:
1) Will the Ukraine maintain its borders and and be admitted to the EU
2) Will the EU be able to prosper post conflict due to a lack of energy certainty/price concerns
3) Is there a chance that a global conflict arises with Pelosi's visit to Taiwan?
That is big news that will impact the Russian market. I haven't really monitored the Russian market prior or after the invasion but the wealth of many Russians may have been decimated at least on paper.Gazprom shares dive after dividend cancelled for first time since 1998
Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year's results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%.www.reuters.com
imagine ENB doing this.
Ukraine apparently attacked a Russian airbase 200km from the front in Crimea.
Jul 19 Ukraine destroyed a Podlet K1 radar in Kherson Oblast that would detect SRBMsDoes Ukraine Have A Stash Of Domestically Developed Ballistic Missiles?
A possible high-profile long-range attack on a Russian airbase has led many to wonder if Ukraine has a pocket arsenal of ballistic missiles.