Bars and entertainment venues are demanding the right to re-open for business, with reports the Public Health Ministry could allow this in some provinces it would designate as “green zones”. The Bangkok Post reports that owners of nightlife venues will meet with Supoj Malaniyom from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today. According to Khathawut Thongthai from the Association of Entertainment Professionals, business owners are grateful for the relief measures and state aid received during the pandemic, but he points out that such measures are not sustainable and it’s now time to move on. “With daily Covid-19 infections having declined […]
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Oh come on… as if the Ukrainians couldn’t see it coming. In 2014 Russia sunk 75% of the Ukrainian Navy. Ukraine would have been negligent in the extreme not to have expected Russia to control access to the ports. At worst they get some Russian minesweepers to come in nice and close and they can throw some Harpoons at them.
Russian agreement is clearly needed otherwise it will be no coincidence that Odessa’s ports are attacked the same day transport ships move in to load grain. Russia may or may not want Odessa’s ports however if it is a choice between choking Ukrainian exports or firing in some “Don’t go there” missiles we know which one the Russians will choose.
What’s the big deal anyway? I would have mined the heck out of the area in advance knowing full well that the sea was soon to be a no go zone.