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US Navy SEALs on their way to Kyiv and Kremlin's agony: Western media digest as of March 5

On Saturday, March 5, the Western media are again full of headlines, videos, and articles on the outlets’ front pages about the war in Ukraine. For instance, the front page of The New York Times immediately adds videos of the shelling in Mariupol, highlighting how residents of the city survive without water and electricity.


Partners in the NATO alliance were alarmed by the last address of President Volodymyr Zelensky on March 4, where he accused the bloc of actually supporting the Russian war against the Ukrainian people by refusing to close the sky.

According to our sources, in the diplomatic and political circles of Ukraine's neighbors, there is talk that by such behavior NATO demonstrates that it will not be able to protect even the current members of the Alliance in case of an expansion of the Kremlin's aggression against Lithuania or Poland.

American citizens, however, believe that the US authorities should provide Kyiv with all possible assistance, including closing the skies by NATO. The veterans of the war in Iraq and the marines, meanwhile, are ready to fly to Ukraine to fight as volunteers.

The Page has compiled an up-to-date overview of what the European and American media are reporting, highlighting 10 days of an active Russian invasion.

Navy SEALs are going to Ukraine

According to the NEW York Times, a lot of American veterans state they are now preparing to join the war in Ukraine, inspired by an invitation from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who earlier this week announced the creation of an "international legion" and asked volunteers from around the world to help defend his people from Russia. .

The outlet interviewed several veterans who are ready to join the foreign legion in Ukraine. One of them, Hector, served in Iraq as a United States Marine. On Friday, he boarded a plane as a volunteer in Ukraine.


Another former Marine from Tampa Bay, Florida, who asked not to use his name for security reasons, said:

Quote"Sanctions can help, but sanctions can't help right now, and people need help right now. I can help right now."

The outlet also cites the words of David Ribardo, a former army officer who now owns a property management business in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He claims that veterans and other people have flooded social media willing to join the fight, and he has had to work to sift those with valuable combat or medical skills from those he calls "combat tourists lacking the correct experience and and those who would not be an asset." He also noted that his group had to comb out a number of extremists.

Canada is frightened by RF’s new repressive law

Canadian state broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada issued a statement saying it is concerned about a new law passed in Russia that appears to criminalize independent reporting on the current situation in Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

Quote"In light of this situation and out of concern for the risk to our journalists and staff in Russia, we have temporarily suspended our reporting from the ground in Russia while we get clarity on this legislation." the statement reads.

At the same time, Canadians assured that they are joining other media outlets in the fight for a free press and unimpeded access to accurate, independent journalism in Ukraine and Russia.

Ukraine wins, Russians flee from Putin

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told the BBC that he is convinced that Ukraine can win the war with Russia. He has pointed out the "extraordinary resilience" of the Ukrainian people and added that the war has already not gone as planned by Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin.

The Secretary of State has assured that the international community is ready to do everything possible to help Ukraine, as well as to put "excruciating pressure on Russia to stop this war that Vladimir Putin started."

When asked if he was sure that Ukraine could win, Blinken replied: "Over time, absolutely."

The BBC also reports that buses and cars with Russians have begun arriving in the border town of Vaalimaa, 190 miles (305 km) east of Helsinki. The outlet notes that the flow is still small, but constant.

Some people can not wait to leave Russia because there are rumors that President Vladimir Putin's government may soon impose martial law to tackle demonstrations against the invasion of Ukraine.


With flights to Europe suspended, the only way out of the country is by car or train. For instance, trains from St. Petersburg arrive in Helsinki with hundreds of people seeking to escape from Russia. Most trains are fully booked and ticket prices are skyrocketing.

Kremlin's agony: Moscow accuses West of banditry

Sky News reports that Russia has accused the West of "economic banditry". The outlet quotes the words of Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesperson, who accused Western leaders of "behaving like bandits" in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Peskov stated the West was involved in "economic banditry" against Russia and warned that Moscow would retaliate. He did not specify how exactly, but said that it would be in line with Russian interests.

Quote"This does not mean that Russia is isolated," Peskov noted.

According to him, the world is too big for Europe and America to isolate a country, "and even more so a country as big as Russia."

He also warned the US against imposing sanctions on energy exports from Russia. According to him, this will hit the markets hard.

The American people do not want bloody oil and demand to protect Kyiv

Reuters shares the results of a survey conducted with the international research group Ipsos on March 3-4. Its results show that most bipartisan Americans believe the United States should stop buying Russian oil and gas and work with NATO to establish a no-fly zone to protect Ukraine from Russian air strikes.


U.S. outrage over Russia's invasion of Ukraine is growing, according to the survey, and in recent days it has increasingly been related to bombing of residential buildings carried out by Russia. This forces Joe Biden to take more aggressive action against Moscow, even though he has abandoned the idea of a no-fly zone over Ukraine because of the risk of open conflict between NATO forces and Russia.

According to the survey, about 74% of Americans, including most Republicans and Democrats, state the US and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies should impose a no-fly zone in Ukraine.

At the same time, 80% of Americans state the United States should stop buying Russian oil. On Friday, the White House stated it was considering cutting US oil imports from Russia, although it was proceeding cautiously, concerned about a spike in gasoline prices that would result in high inflation.

But the prices do not scare outraged Americans: about 62% of respondents state they are ready to pay more for fuel and gas to protect another democratic country. 72% of respondents believe that the US should provide Ukraine with weapons.

Instead of conclusion. Most likely, we will get tougher actions by the US and NATO in response to Russian aggression. What these actions will be and whether the Alliance will officially close the sky over Ukraine is still unknown. Meanwhile, panic is growing in Russia over possible martial law, rising prices, and disappearing socially important goods from store shelves.

The new law that does not allow highlighting the true situation with the invasion of Russian troops divided the citizens of the Russian Federation into those who hastily leave the country, those who believe that isolation is even for the better, and Moscow does not need anyone (hello flashbacks from the USSR), and those who remain to fight for a new and better Russia.

The Page has already reported that the collapse of the Kremlin political and economic system is exactly what the West is waiting for, the West that is not ready for an outright NATO-Russia war. Meanwhile, the people of Ukraine continue to defend their land with all the means at their disposal.

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