Volodymyr Zelensky soon on stage at the Zenith?

On Wednesday 18 January 2023, after the unfortunate helicopter crash near Kiev that killed at least fourteen people, including the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs, that day Volodymyr Zelensky and his communications team sent out an official video clip for French taxpayers in an attempt to obtain a free transfer of Leclerc tanks to a song by the late Claude François.

Volodymyr Zelensky soon on stage at the Zenith?
Vladimir Putin visits Vera Obolensky’s memorial at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois on 1 November 2000. Wikipedia.
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Report: Biden Pushed Peace Plan that Recognized Russia’s Control Over 20% of Ukraine

The White House offered the proposal within days of rolling out a military aid package for Kiev that included main battle tanks, reflecting a growing rift in the Joe Biden administration.

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UPDATE: ‘Do not exaggerate importance of America’s equivalent to Wagner Group PMC’ says Russia

RUSSIA’S Press Secretary to the President, Dmitry Peskov, spoke on Thursday, February 2, about the news that the Mozart Group, America’s answer to Russia’s Wagner Group – Putin’s network of mercenaries and de facto private army – was apparently ‘leaving’ Ukraine and said not to exaggerate the PMC’s significance.

UPDATE: ‘Do not exaggerate importance of America’s equivalent to Wagner Group PMC’ says Russia

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Ukraine can’t retake Crimea soon, Pentagon tells lawmakers in classified briefing

Ukrainian forces are unlikely to be able to recapture Crimea from Russian troops in the near future, four senior Defense Department officials told House Armed Services Committee lawmakers in a classified briefing. The assessment is sure to frustrate leaders in Kyiv who consider taking the peninsula back one of their signature goals.

Ukraine can’t retake Crimea soon, Pentagon tells lawmakers in classified briefing