Monday, March 3, 2014

It's Started in Ukraine

Visits to blogs from Ukraine are non-existent today.

  When I agreed to have my blogs translated into a variety of languages and then disseminated over the internet, I did not completely understand the impact it would have.  Those who live in Ukraine have been some of my most frequent readers on all four of my blogs.  Their numbers have been rising on my blog following the events of the last couple of weeks.  Late yesterday however, no more Ukrainian subscribers were found on my blog.  I think that it's possible, if not probable that  internet access has been cut to Ukraine prior to some type of an invasion.  I did not post this, as I don't want to post speculation, but it appears this morning that I may have been correct.

                  This morning, CNN is reporting that there is fighting along some borders with Ukraine and that Russia has "full operational control of the Crimea".   The Russians are continuing to say that they are there to protect and to serve those in the Crimea and that their base there gives them a strategic interest in what happens there.

                Still, Ukrainian reservists are being gathered as the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev sees the Russian actions as ac "Act of War".

This graphic is the word product and property of the Associated Foreign Press or AFP   This is what we know as of yesterday.

                 Our prayers go out to individuals and families in Ukraine who are living with uncertainty, a cloud of war and interruptions in essential services, as well as shops being closed. May each of you have been prepared enough to weather this "storm of man".    May the rest of us look to Ukraine to understand that the world is an uncertain place and that preparation against storms of nature, and storms of man, are always wise.  Best wishes to you all.

UPDATE:    This afternoon our time in Virginia, a few people have been able to access our blog from Ukraine.    Take care, everyone.


M.E. Masterson said...

I too have no one from Ukraine hope they survive .....prayers are with them.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Maybe your blog has helped them get ready for these events. The soviet union is being re-built it would seem. The only question is if we will oppose it or will our tyrant wish to be a part of the great socialist world government, it could be a positive thing like the freedom losing your job gives you.

JaneofVirginia said...

Thank you for posting. There is nothing we can do for them right now except for pray for their safety and the positive resolution of this issue. Best wishes.

JaneofVirginia said...

The Soviet Union is gone, however the Russian Federation, a leaner, better organized machine exists and is doing very well. They have built up their war machine, are in a period of enhanced national pride, and have paid down their debts, just as ours have risen. I have many friends in Russia and many of them are very good people. I very much enjoyed my time in both Vladivostok and Moscow. However, just as Barack Obama does not speak for me, Mr. Putin does not always speak for every Russian.
I laughed when I read your post portion about being freed by losing one's job. Yes, freed. Freed from grocery shopping, making dinner, buying your child clothing and medicine, and saved from saving enough money to move when you need to. Great point.