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Russia/Ukraine War: About 18 Zimbabwean Students Stuck In Isolated City

Russia/Ukraine War: About 18 Zimbabwean Students Stuck In Isolated City

About 18 Zimbabwean students are stuck in Sumy, a city in north-eastern Ukraine, and have told The NewsHawks they are fast running out of food and water. The terrified students are now pleading with the United Nations to rescue them.

Zimbabwe this week evacuated 118 students who were studying after some 200 students made a distress call following Russia’s attack on Ukraine on 24 February.

The government indicated they would be assisted once they get to any third country including Moldova and Poland, therefore, it is difficult to assist those in isolated Sumy.

Bridges leading to the city have been bombed. The local train station was also reportedly destroyed, making escape impossible for desperate foreigners. According to the Guardian newspaper, about 1 500 people are still stuck in Sumy.

It is not clear who bombed the bridges, but, Ukrainian forces have been destroying bridges to slow down Russian forces.

A large Russian military convoy stretching over 30 km was delayed on Thursday.

Russian forces launched military operations in Ukraine on February 24, three days after Moscow recognised Ukraine’s breakaway regions – Donetsk and Luhansk – as independent entities.

Ukraine’s allies, including the United States of America, the European Union and the United Kingdom, criticised “Russia’s unprovoked aggression” and imposed sanctions calling on Russia to stop the war.

NATO ruled out sending troops into Ukraine and also rejected Ukraine’s call to impose a no-fly zone on Ukraine saying that would trigger a full-fledged war in Europe.

Meanwhile, the economy has started to respond to the war with gas prices in Europe going up in recent days.

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5 Comments

manuscript 2 months ago

US invaded Cuba in 1960s because Soviet wanted to build military bases in Cuba and brought about the Cuba missile crisis.

Cuba is few miles away from US. So why should NATO and US build a military base in Ukraine which has a long border with Russia? Putin is not stupid. As it stands now NATO and US are unable to launch direct attack on Russia because of the distance.

Putin knows if NATO and US enters Ukraine and establish military base there Russia is finish.

Additionally, NATO and US breached the 1990 treaty which prevents NATO and US from expanding eastwards from the then East Germany.

Today NATO and US are almost everywhere in Europe including Croatia, Poland and other places that are closer to Russia.

Getting closer to Russia means NATO and US missiles can directly hit Russia.

Putin is not stupid.

Putin had been complaining ever since when those expansions began. No one listened.

Let's take a closer look at NATO and US activities recently:

1) Killed Ghadaffi of Libya for no reason. Libya conflict was entirely internal. Libya a once peaceful and prosperous country today lies in ruins with no sober government.

2) Killed Sadaam of Iraqi and destroyed that beautiful country; lying that Iraqi had weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found. Today Iraqi lies in ruins with no sober government.

3) Went to Syria and nearly overthrew Asaad had it not being for Russia. Syria lies in ruin but Asaad is in tact while that country is now the platform for terrorists. Syria conflict is/was entirely an internal problem.

4) Went to a peaceful Afghanistan after the Russians left. Today Afghanistan is a total mess.

If NATO and US not checked they will wake up any morning and decide to change a government anywhere anytime in this world.

My fear:

NATO and US has started sending military logistics to Ukraine. This is dangerous. It may lead to the justification by Russia that NATO and US wants to enter Ukraine so that it can launch attacks on Russia. And when this happens China, India, Syria, Iraqi etc and the bad boy N. Korea those staunched allies to Russia will support Russia.

N.Korea in fact has started last Saturday by testing a ballistic missiles.

It's like we are on the eve of a THIRD WORLD WAR.

The WAY out:
To me is for NATO and US to respect the treaty they SIGNED not to expand eastwards towards Russia...i.e they withdraw all the way to Germany or better still just stop were they are right now.

You can't be piling war armouries in front of my veranda with the aim of attacking me and you expect me to throw picnic for that.

This bitter truth you will not read or see in the western media.


Zvazvanga zvingori 2 months ago

The govt and the students are equally to blame.Our system is not proactive.The build up to this war was highly advertised,so contingency or evacuation measures should have been put in plac.Ukraine was not invaded over night.If so sorry if there are female students in the 18,they are now very vulnerable to abuse from all facets.Back home they waited for disaster to happen in Chimanimani so they could loot donor funds ,nxaaa


Kid 7 2 months ago

Ko hurumende yedu, ngaitumire ma special forces epa Commando vaite rescue those students kkkk. Ndopaunoona the dangers of living in a foreign land urimu foreigner


Bright 2 months ago

Haaaa kkk vanoti kuvadzisa ne Russia muno

Bright 2 months ago

Pakaipa asi Ava ndovaona Hondo Ava not yemu history iya haa hurumende ngayiite plan umm



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