All wound up
The longest windup for a punch in the history of the world. That’s according to U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), who on Friday bemoaned the slow delivery of tanks to Ukraine.
I have decided to cancel my morning run because missiles are hurtling towards Kyiv at a cruising speed of about 600 miles per hour.
So, we’re stuck here drinking coffee, looking at maps and marvelling at war-adjacent content panickers.
Ukraine’s ‘most famous’ author tweets:
Usually, I head out at 05:00. Today I’ll wait to 06:00. A compromise! The sound of anti-aircraft guns in the distance (04:48) tells me I have made the correct choice. I have at least an hour to think about the two greasy clowns in the photograph below.
March, April, May, June and most of July.
Iryna and Ivan continued performing their duties as Ukraine’s Prosecutor General and head of the State Security Service (SBU), respectively.
Z sacked them, finally, on the same day.
In August, the head of Kirovhrad region’s SBU office, Oleksandr Nakonechny, blew his brains out. The suicide came days after law-enforcement agencies raided Hydrosila HQs in Kropotnytsky. But that’s another story.
Or maybe not.
Iryna has since been relocated to Switzerland as Ukraine’s ambassador there, and Ivan is looking for work, maybe an alibi. Questions abound about the roles of both in Russia’s failed all-out invasion. No one is asking or answering them.
Thug Life. Ultra-competitive Ukraine-style politics (July 18, 2022, continued from May 6, 2000).