August 8, 2022Newsletter

Russia Update: August 8, 2022


The U.S. and other Western countries are expressing alarm over the increasing coziness between Turkey and Russia.

The U.S. and Russia both said they are ready to negotiate a swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner.


No news of note


Aeroflot and other Russian airlines have reportedly begun stripping planes for parts as sanctions crimp their ability to procure replacements.

Chinese exports to Russia have returned near their pre-war levels.

The U.S. began the process to seize a $90 million private jet belonging to sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch.

Ukraine Sitrep

The UK believes that Russia is massing in southern Ukraine in anticipation of a counter-offensive or in preparation for an assault. Russia and Ukraine traded blame as fighting intensified near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex.

The Pentagon will announce $1 billion in military aid.

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