Vicky & Ammo Inc.
David at Newsweek cites anonymous “Ukrainian sources” saying they suspect U.S. Congresswoman Victoria Spartz was lobbying for an American arms supplier at the start of war. We mentioned Vicky here and here. She’s likely to be re-elected in the midterms this November.
The article appeared the same day the U.S. Senate approved a sweeping measure that would provide than $12 billion more Ukraine, bringing total U.S. assistance to about $1 zillion. Just kidding. No one knows exactly what, exactly, the money has/is being spent on, although Ukrainian top officials have expressed repeatedly their gratitude for the help. They keep on asking for more, almost on a daily basis.
In other news, I dropped by the Hemp Cafe on Lysova St. in Kyiv this morning as part of my citywide search for psilocybin milkshakes.
And, finally, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said in a comment to Radio Liberty told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty yesterday that he and his team have developed detailed instructions for citizens in the event of the use of tactical nuclear weapons by the Russian Federation.
"I intend to make it public as much as possible in the coming days," he said.
Inside the Meeting That Foreshadowed Spartz's Split With Zelensky's Ukraine. Newsweek (September 27, 2022)
Ongoing Dialogue. Handling Kyiv better than Kabul (July 12, 2022)
Take Me to the Fire. Throw me in (July 21, 2022)