The Tablet Jr. > May 2022

By Nathaniel Gazyants, Grade 5

Nathaniel GazyantsIn Russia, Vladimir Putin shows no mercy toward Ukraine and its losses; he only wants to win the war with nothing in its way.

Britain could be “plunged into the sea” by an underwater nuclear strike, a host on Russian state television has threatened. Putin threatens multiple countries to use underwater nukes to send radioactive tidal waves. We have seen witnesses and people that work with Putin telling us that “Why do they threaten vast Russia with nuclear weapons while they are only a small island? The island is so small that one Sarmat missile is enough to drown it once and for all,” Mr. Kiselyov said to one person we interviewed. Last week US officials downplayed the threat of Russia using nuclear weapons despite a recent escalation in Moscow’s rhetoric. Putin also stated that he would not stop until they chose to surrender or got defeated. NATO is trying to help Ukraine, but Russian soldiers are blocking roads and many other areas in Ukraine. Ukraine struggles with health and medicine to help those in pain and wounds. 30,000 to 40,000 Russian troops have been killed, wounded, or captured in Ukraine. What’s clear is that Russia’s battlefield losses are actual — and that they took many by surprise. Russian President Vladimir Putin had sent more than 100,000 troops to the border with Ukraine for what he thought would be a swift victory allowing his forces to march straight to Kyiv, according to U.S. officials.

“Why is he doing this? To all the poor people, kids, and families, What about their lives living in bunkers, scared and injured.” A Russian citizen asked. Well, Putin is mostly doing this because he said that “Eight years of being bullied, and my people have suffered due to Ukraine and them forcing civilians to speak their language.” He states. Russian state media RIA Novosti reported Tuesday that Ukrainian fighters “took advantage of the fierce battle.” The outlet cited the Russian defense ministry spokesperson Vadim Astafiev. RIA Novosti reported that Russian troops continued to attack Ukraine.