So, that's it from me today Unless anyone interested in riddiculous, weird, videos from the front and this kind of stuff
When you have the two so called leaders of the EU Macron and Scholz reverting to Form then there is no chance unfortunately.Russians are consolidating their hold on the strip they completed when they took Mariupol.
Severidonetsk (sp) the Ukrainians are losing ground.
No matter how many rocket launchers the Ukrainians are given they won't be in a position to displace the Russians out of the Donbas - Crimea corridor. That requires a NATO engagement.
If Ukraine was admitted to the EU what would fellow members be required to do?
The Kerry Group recently celebrated it's 50th Birthday with much reflection and back slapping.
Yet it remains the only Irish PLC yet to fully exit Russia - CRH and Kingspan did the right thing, took the hit and walked away but the Cute Whores have 'suspended operations' but are still paying it's work force, intent on resuming operations asap.
Anyone with any sympathy for the plight of Ukraine should boycott Kerry's products and shares.
I won't be buying any Kerrygold Butter again and I'll be making sure that my pension fund holds no Kerry Group Shares.
That's the only way that these greedy unprincipled people will change their philosophy
The recent decisions by McDonalds and Renault to exit the Russian Market are welcome and significant.
The French Government is the largest shareholder in Renault and is obviously influential.
Renault sold it's interest to the Russian Government (presumably at a very low price) but has a buy-back option for 6 years.
It will be very interesting to see the fine print in the Renault Deal as I suspect the buy back can be effected at or near the exit price. If so, the Balance Sheet will take a big hit but it would be far from a write off.
I don't particularly like Macron's approach and it looks as if he will look to normalise relations with Russia, at an early stage.
Mobil (the French Oil Giant) is not following Shell & BP in cutting ties with Russia.
The Kerry Group is alone as the only Irish PLC yet to exit Russia. It has decided to 'suspend' operations.
I contacted Kerry Group's Head of Investor Relations, William Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org) urging Kerry to exit in the short term. If Kerry's shameful conduct continues, then I'll be ensuing no Kerry Stock remains in my pension and I'll boycott it's products.
Anyone that cares about Ukraine's appalling suffering should take every step possible to pressure Russia.
Every Little Helps.