The Daily Populous

Sunday November 21st, 2021 morning edition

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Russia has more than 92,000 troops amassed around Ukraine’s borders and is preparing for an attack by the end of January or beginning of February, the head of Ukraine’s defense intelligence agency told Military Times.

The attack Russia is preparing, said Budanov, would be far more devastating than anything before seen in the conflict that began in 2014 that has seen some 14,000 Ukrainians killed.

The Ukraine military's assessment of a how a potential attack by Russia would play out shows the country ringed by Russian battalion tactical groups, or BTGs.

Speaking to the Washington Post on Friday, Ukraine’s new Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said it was unclear whether Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet decided to attack.

And he scoffed at suggestions that the brutal weather conditions during that time of the year would dissuade the Russians from attacking.

Budanov said U.S. and Ukraine intelligence assessments about the timing of a Russian attack are very similar.

Gen. Kyrylo Budanov, head of that nation's defense intelligence agency. »

US warns "other countries" about threatening Lithuania over Taiwan office

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VILNIUS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The United States rejects attempts by "other countries" to interfere in Lithuania's relationship with Taiwan, U.S.

Under Secretary of State Uzra Zeya told a news conference in Vilnius on Friday.

China earlier on Friday warned Lithuania it would take "all necessary measures" to safeguard national sovereignty after Lithuania allowed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy. »

California-made fake chicken has ‘skin’ and ‘bones’ — and Nestle is investing

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Nestle led a funding round of about $4 million in Sundial Foods, said Jessica Schwabach, chief executive officer of the Albany, California-based company.

The Swiss food giant has been investing heavily in alternative proteins as an increasing number of consumers forgo animal products amid environmental and health concerns.

Its chicken wing substitutes count 27 grams of protein per 100 grams, roughly the same as the original product. »

177 lawsuits filed two weeks after deadly Astroworld tragedy

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Nearly 200 lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott, Live Nation and other defendants two weeks after the tragedy at Astroworld.Ten people died following the festival.

"With so many lawsuits and counting, ABC13 legal analyst Steve Shellist said he does not anticipate this will go to a jury trial.

This is exactly why people carry insurance policies," Shellist explainedShellist expects the civil lawsuits will take years to get resolved. »