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Russia hit Lviv Ukraine, near Poland, from the Caspian Sea – a distance of 1,150 plus miles/1851 plus km: “the Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed seven out of eight cruise missiles that the Russian forces fired at the territory of Ukraine from the Caspian Sea.” https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3542362-russian-missile-strike-on-lviv-region-two-explosions-occurred-at-military-unit.html This fact, alone, proves that Russia’s alleged concern about NATO was nothing but a big fat lie. Russia even has intercontinental ballistic missiles, as does the United States. Ukraine was no special danger to Russia. Greedy Russia, which controls more land than anyone else in the world, simply wants Ukraine’s ports and natural resources. Furthermore, Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in exchange for promises of respect for its territorial integrity. Russia’s Tu aircraft can launch nuclear weapons.

Russia used Tu-95 or Tu-160 strategic bombers, which are nuclear capable, and eight X-101 (X-555) type cruise missiles for this attack. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3542292-ukraine-downs-seven-of-eight-russian-missiles-launched-from-caspian-sea-aug-2.html X-101 is also called Kh-101

Older people need to be made aware that maps are now freely available online. So, there are no excuses for not studying maps. There is no need to buy an atlas, as in the past. While it’s easier to see why Americans on the mainland might not understand that Russia constitutes a menace, it’s totally mind-boggling that some British fail to understand, and simply buy into leftist drivel. Furthermore, Alaska and the Russian mainland are around 57 miles apart. Alaskan and Russian islands in the Bering Strait are around 2.5 miles apart.

Due to its history of imperialism, the Russian Federation occupies more land than any other country in the world. Russia’s encroaching upon everyone, due to its sheer size. It is an active imperialist in Ukraine, but in Africa, Latin America, and elsewhere, too.

As one point of comparison: “The distance between Lviv [Ukraine] and Donbas [Ukraine] is 800 miles.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/could-russia-lose-this-whole-war/ar-AAVYO70

It’s worth noting that Russia intermittently says that it wants Alaska back, as well as Ukraine. The US bought Alaska from Russia. “Alaska’s proved crude oil reserves—about 2.4 billion barrels at the beginning of 2021—are the fourth-largest of any state.21 Alaska, which was among the top five oil-producing states for many years, ranked sixth in 2020…”https://www.eia.gov/state/analysis.php?sid=AK

As can be seen on the map, the Caspian is far from Lviv — 1,150 miles; 1851 km, which proves that Russia was lying when it claimed that it was worried about Ukraine being a potential member of NATO. The distance from the Kaliningrad district (exclave), which Russia was allowed to steal from Europe in the aftermath of World War II, to London is 880.41 miles; 1416.89 km. As well, Russia could shoot missiles from mainland Russia and could easily reach Berlin, Copenhagen, etc. Russia has intercontinental ballistic missiles, too.

Russian missile strike on Lviv region: Two explosions occurred at military unithttps://www.ukrinform.net
02.08.2022 22:05
As a result of Russian missile strike on Lviv region, two explosions occurred in the territory of a military unit in Chervonohrad district.

Maksym Kozytskyi, the head of Lviv Regional Military Administration, said in a Telegram post, Ukrinform reports. https://t.me/kozytskyy_maksym_official/3632

“Unfortunately, a military unit in Chervonohrad district was hit. There is no information about the victims. The scale of destruction is still being determined,” the regional governor said.

He also added that the enemy launched eight cruise missiles from the eastern direction, some of them were shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces in other regions.

According to Kozytskyi, no casualties have been reported in Lviv region.

As the General Staff earlier reported, the Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed seven out of eight cruise missiles that the Russian forces fired at the territory of Ukraine from the Caspian Sea. As a result of the strike, an anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed in Lviv region.” iy https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3542362-russian-missile-strike-on-lviv-region-two-explosions-occurred-at-military-unit.html

Ukraine downs seven of eight Russian missiles launched from Caspian Sea Aug 2 02.08.2022 20:40 https://www.ukrinform.net
The Ukrainian Air Force has destroyed seven out of eight cruise missiles that Russian invasion forces fired at the territory of Ukraine from the Caspian Sea.

That’s according to the press service of the Ukrainian Army’s General Staff, Ukrinform reports.

“On August 2, around 17:00 (local time – ed.) the occupiers launched a missile attack from the Caspian Sea region. The enemy used Tu-95 or Tu-160 strategic bombers. In total, eight X-101 (X-555) type cruise missiles were launched at the territory of Ukraine, aiming toward the central, southern, and western regions. Seven of the eight missiles were shot down by the air force. Six were destroyed by the anti-aircraft missile units and another one was shot down by a fighter jet,” the statement reads.

At the same time, the General Staff reported that one of the missiles hit its target, destroying an anti-aircraft missile system in Lviv region. Details of the strike are yet to be clarified.” https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3542292-ukraine-downs-seven-of-eight-russian-missiles-launched-from-caspian-sea-aug-2.html

Lviv is another area which was snatched by the USSR after World War II. It was historically part of Poland, but Ukraine also claimed it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lviv

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/fighter-jet-shoots-down-russian-missile-heading-for-ukraine-air-force/ar-AA10eZvs

50°23′N 24°14′E: Missile attack in Chervonohrad district of Lviv region https://liveuamap.com/en/2022/2-august-missile-attack-in-chervonohrad-district-of-lviv

Caspian Sea to Lviv Ukraine is 1,150 miles (1851 km ) and so from mainland Russia, Russia could reach Berlin, Copenhagen, etc., and from Kaliningrad can easily reach England, etc.

Ukraine has the right to get any help that it can get, especially in its own land. So, the following Kremlin statement is just hot air, blah, blah, blah: “Russia says United States is directly involved in Ukraine war” August 2, 2022, Reuters, https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-says-united-states-is-directly-involved-ukraine-war-2022-08-02/

They should have taken out Putin, and actually the whole Kremlin first, and then Zawahiri. Putin’s an active terrorist killer now. Taking out Putin is probably no more illegal than taking out Zawahiri. Regardless, Putin’s assault on Ukraine is both illegal and unethical. Because the author of this blog opposes suffering, this blog didn’t call for regime change against Putin in the past. However, since February 24th, it’s become necessary. Putin’s not even using the mineral wealth of Russia to improve the quality of life in Russia, but, rather, for his own power; greed; imperial ambitions. What good is it to have publicly owned companies, if the wealth is not shared with the population? Putin’s done little to nothing for the Russian people.

Russia’s RT News admits: “One-fifth of Russian city apartments have no hot water, one-tenth no plumbing or heating” Published: 14 February, 2013, 23:46 “Tens of millions of Russians living in urban areas are struggling with a lack of basic utilities – 1 in 5 city dwellings have no hot water, and 1 in 10 no indoor sanitation. More than 70 percent of the country’s utilities network is worn out…https://web.archive.org/web/20130219024202/https://www.rt.com/news/russia-city-utilities-hot-water-indoor-plumbing-251/
The US worked to give rural Americans lights from the 1930s.

U.S. kills al Qaeda leader Zawahiri in Kabul drone missile strike” By Mohammad Yunus Yawar, Idrees Ali and Jeff Mason, August 2, 2022: Zawahiri tracked to safe house in Kabul
* Hit by Hellfire missile while standing on balcony
* ‘This terrorist leader is no more’ – Biden
Taliban ‘grossly violated’ Doha Agreement – Blinken
https://www.reuters.com/world/cia-carried-out-drone-strike-afghanistan-us-officials-say-2022-08-01/
Republicans supported this attack.

Map cropped from: https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/static/a3923845c9726ba40450a039d3f3b96b/world_pol.pdf