The Daily Populous

Monday March 7th, 2022 night edition

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The Russian Defense Ministry warned Romania and other countries against allowing Ukrainian military aircraft to use their airfields, saying that doing so could be regarded as "the involvement of these states in an armed conflict," according to TASS.

"At the same time, we are reliably aware of Ukrainian combat aircraft that previously flew to Romania and other border countries.

Western officials have rejected the requests, saying that such a move would mean entering a direct military conflict with Russia.

Russia is concentrating on creating a land corridor between Luhansk and Donetsk and Crimea, and depriving Ukrainian access to the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, the Ukrainian military claimed in a statement.

Despite these losses, Russia has continued to encircle key Ukrainian cities with air support, the Ukrainian military said on Sunday.

The Russian military in turn claimed that it had shot down several Ukrainian aircraft and destroyed air defense infrastructure.

Russia claims to have shot down 90 Ukrainian aircraft and 59 drones since the fighting began. »

Blinken says NATO countries have "green light" to send fighter jets to Ukraine

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Washington — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that NATO members have the go-ahead to send fighter jets to Ukraine as the U.S. and allies continue their efforts to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia's invasion.

"That gets a green-light," Blinken said in an interview with "Face the Nation" when asked whether the Polish government, a member of NATO, could send fighter planes to Ukraine.

Oksana Markarova, Ukraine's ambassador to the U.S., told "Face the Nation" she hopes Ukraine will receive fighter jets from Poland "as soon as possible.". »

Endangered sharks found in cat and dog food, DNA study shows

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Pet food containing endangered sharks is being fed to cats and dogs by unwitting owners, a study has revealed.

Scientists found that several brands contained endangered species but listed only vague ingredients such as “ocean fish”, meaning that consumers are often oblivious.

Shark populations are overfished throughout the world, with declines of more than 70% in the past 50 years. »

It's time for the Greene-Boebert show to end

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They excel at a publicity game in which everyone wins — except those of us who are exhausted by endless polarization leading absolutely nowhere.

Former President Reagan often said his acting background was not an obstacle but actually pivotal to his success.

But for Reagan and most other politicians, performance was only a means to an end. »