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Servicemen of Ukrainian territorial defense inspect cars at a check-point on Kyiv outskirts, Ukraine, March 6, 2022.

A day after many of them spoke with Ukraine’s president, U.S. lawmakers are pledging to provide additional military aid to Kyiv as the government there continues to fight for its survival amid the invasion by Russia. Congress will soon approve emergency funding, putting “$10 billion into both defensive equipment for Ukraine, but also humanitarian assistanceContinue reading “Servicemen of Ukrainian territorial defense inspect cars at a check-point on Kyiv outskirts, Ukraine, March 6, 2022.”

Ukraine still under Siege from Russia

Ukraine’s second-largest city faced increased Russian shelling Tuesday, while a column of Russian forces stretched out along a road north of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on the sixth day of Russia’s invasion of its neighbor. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry shared a video of one strike at the Kharkiv Regional State Administration building in the centerContinue reading “Ukraine still under Siege from Russia”

China cautious over Russian Invasion of Ukraine

China, Russia’s most powerful ally, was notably restrained in its initial reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, offering little direct support for Moscow as much of the world seeks to isolate Moscow economically and diplomatically. “I would like to say that China is closely following the situation in Ukraine,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying toldContinue reading “China cautious over Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

Defiance in the face of Adversity

Russian forces launched an invasion of Ukraine early Thursday, with President Vladimir Putin warning other countries not to intervene and Ukraine’s Western allies pledging their support and new rounds of strong sanctions as they condemned the Russian assault. Putin used a televised address to announce what he called a military operation in eastern Ukraine, inContinue reading “Defiance in the face of Adversity”

Russia Prepared for War

Ru ssian armored vehicles are loaded onto railway platforms at a railway station in region not far from the Russia-Ukraine border, in the Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Feb. 23, 2022. Tensions mounted two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin decreed the eastern Ukraine regions of Luhansk and Donetsk were independent states and sent what he characterizedContinue reading “Russia Prepared for War”

UN Security Council Meets over Russian Aggression

The U.N. Security Council meets after Russia recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent states, in New York City, Feb. 21, 2022. The U.N. Security Council met in an emergency late night session Monday after Russia’s president signed a declaration recognizing two breakaway regions of Ukraine as independent states. “The internationally-recognized borders ofContinue reading “UN Security Council Meets over Russian Aggression”

Putin putting the World on Alert

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke during a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, where it was decided that Russia would recognize the Russian-speaking regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as independent states, a pronouncement that adds to Western fears that Putin is imminently set to invadeContinue reading “Putin putting the World on Alert”