Some conflicting information on whether the Ukrainians freed him or whether Russia released him:
TBH, I thought it actually raised the level of discourse we normally see in the House of Commons…I guess our standards of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable are different and I have no issue with that. But at first glance, without knowing the entire details (like the person involved is Ukrainian and their spouse/family/friends are fighting in Ukraine), I find it unacceptable and not taking the thoughts/feelings of others around them under consideration.
Did I miss the news reports on the first item highlight in blue:
"Canada now has 540 troops deployed in Latvia. They're leading a NATO battlegroup as part of a mission to deter further Russian aggression. Another 120 Canadian soldiers and an artillery battery are on their way to join them.
Two Canadian frigates have been attached to the NATO standing task forces and the Canadian air force has contributed a flight of CF-18 jet fighters for air policing missions over eastern Europe."
I thought the RCAF was shifting the 1 CP-140 from Iceland over to Eastern Europe. Anyone else hear about us committing CF-18's? If so, where, Romania again?
Also, I'm sure that heat is slowly being raised under our feet to add more to Latvia -
"NATO defence ministers have asked military commanders to draw up plans for a significantly larger long-term deployment of western forces in eastern Europe, the secretary general of the alliance said Wednesday."
I saw some JSOC teams 'negotiate' outside compounds too -- "come out or we will kill you all" is a negotiation, just saying...Some conflicting information on whether the Ukrainians freed him or whether Russia released him:
I've read multiple reports and there seems to be some word twisting happening on Twitter.
My take is the Ukrainian negotiation team probably secured his release.
.Lifehack: Don't invade another country without provocation and have your troops commit warcrimes on camera and no one will call you a war criminal.
Actually it gives the REST of Russia an out....
Actually that's incredibly short sighted and rather ....Well dumb .
And pretty much what I expect from the current administration.
Always stay above the fray and always let an opponent was away with all the dignity he can muster but that is all you let them walk away with.
The thing is you may have to actually talk to Putin and or deal with him.
Other people can call him names . You a have an entire staff to do that for you.
You remain above it , you are the President of the freaking United States of freaking America. Gravitas.