Officials from Russia and Ukraine will meet today in Turkey to negotiate for peace.
In the wake of those talks, Ukrainian President Zelensky told the West that his people must not die because Western states are too timid to hand over weaponry or are afraid of sanctions. A spokesperson for Russia said that they are *this close* to considering sanctions an act of war. Which means…???
Now there are reports of officials on both sides having been poisoned. These are hard to parse out and a U.S. official told Reuters that the incidents seem more like “environmental” poisoning, rather than a malicious act.
Meanwhile, Kazakhstan reminds the world that it is open for business. Any company that exited Russia due to the political climate is welcome in Kazakhstan, says the country’s deputy foreign minister. They want nothing to do with an “Iron Curtain.”