Ukraine

Missiles Strike Food Relief Run By Chef Jose Andres

Deadline reports: Russian missiles raining down on central Kharkiv, Ukraine yesterday killed two people and injured 18. Among the latter group were workers at celebrity chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, a charitable effort which has fanned out across the country to feed those effected by the war there. Also on Sunday the Executive Director of the U.N’s World Food …

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Zelensky Calls On Biden To Visit Ukraine [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: “Do you want President Biden to come here?” Tapper asked. “Yes,” Zelensky replied — speaking in English as he did for lengthy portions of the interview. Zelensky further posited that not only does he want the American president to travel to Ukraine, he believes that it will actually happen. “Are there any plans for him to come?” Tapper …

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McCarthy Dodges On Anti-NATO Republican Reps

Raw Story reports: During an interview on Fox News, guest host Mike Emmanuel asked McCarthy if his colleagues were wrong to vote against a House resolution affirming support for NATO. “No, there’s strong support for NATO moving forward,” McCarthy replied. “Always has been. NATO is in the process of defending themselves but the one thing we need to make sure …

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Another One Of Putin’s Generals Killed In Ukraine

The Washington Post reports: Russian Maj. Gen. Vladimir Frolov of the 8th Army died in battle in Ukraine and was buried in Russia on Saturday, according to a statement from the governor of St. Petersburg. The statement from Alexander Beglov offered no details of when or where Frolov was killed. As deputy commander of the 8th Army, Frolov commanded forces …

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Ukraine Says Over 20K Russia Troops Have Been Killed

The Hill reports: Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed Saturday that roughly 20,100 Russian troops have been killed since the start of Moscow’s invasion. On top of those casualties, the ministry said in a Twitter post that 163 Russian aircrafts, 762 tanks, eight boats and 66 anti-aircraft warfare systems have been destroyed, in addition to other military equipment. NATO earlier …

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Russia Resumes Missile Strikes On Kyiv [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Russian forces accelerated scattered attacks on Kyiv, western Ukraine and beyond Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the whole country remains under threat despite Moscow’s pivot toward mounting a new offensive in the east. Stung by the loss of its Black Sea flagship and indignant over alleged Ukrainian aggression on …

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Russians Mourn Sinking Of Fleet’s Flagship [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Dozens of people gathered in the Crimean city of Sevastopol on Friday to mourn the sinking of the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, a symbol, the crowd heard, of hope, revival and power until its demise. Some embraced and others laid flowers in memory of the Moskva missile cruiser at a monument to the 1696 foundation of …

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Zelensky To US: Label Russia A State Terrorism Sponsor

NBC News reports: Ukrainian President Zelenksyy has asked the Biden administration to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, two sources familiar with the discussions told NBC News. Zelenskyy made the request in a recent phone conversation with President Joe Biden, the sources said. A source familiar with the discussion about designating Russia a state sponsor of Terrorism says …

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Bodies Of More Than 900 Civilians Found Near Kyiv

The Associated Press reports: The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following Russia’s withdrawal — most of them fatally shot, police said Friday, an indication that many people were “simply executed.” The jarring number emerged shortly after Russia’s Defense Ministry promised to step up missile attacks on Kyiv in response …

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Pentagon: Two Ukrainian Missiles Struck Russian Ship

Agence France-Presse reports: Russia’s Moskva warship was hit by two Ukrainian missiles before it sank in the Black Sea, a senior Pentagon official said Friday, calling it a “big blow” for Moscow. Briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, the official confirmed Kyiv’s account of the incident — which Russia said was caused by exploding ammunition on board. “We assess that …

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Zelensky: Be “Ready” For Russia To Use Nukes [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview from the office of the president in Kyiv on Friday that Putin could turn to either nuclear or chemical weapons because he does not value the lives of the people of Ukraine. “Not only me — all of the world, all of the countries have to …

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UN Food Chief: Mariupol Is Being “Starved To Death”

The Associated Press reports: The head of the U.N. World Food Program said people are being “starved to death” in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, and he predicted the country’s humanitarian crisis is likely to worsen as Russia intensifies its assault in the coming weeks. WFP executive director David Beasley also warned in an interview Thursday with The Associated …

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Marine Le Pen: Stop Sending Weapons To Ukraine

The Associated Press reports: French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen warned today against sending any more weapons to Ukraine, and called for a rapprochement between NATO and Russia once Moscow’s war in Ukraine winds down. Le Pen, an outspoken nationalist who has long ties to Russia, also confirmed that if she unseats President Emmanuel Macron in France’s April 24 …

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Russia Threatens To Step Up Bombing Of Kyiv [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Russia’s Defense Ministry threatened on Friday to increase bombings on Kyiv if Ukraine attacks targets on Russian territory. The threat comes after the ministry announced the sinking of the Moskva cruiser, the flagship of its Black Sea fleet. Ukraine said it struck the ship with cruise missiles, while Russia claimed it sank in a storm while being towed …

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Russia Reports That Its Warship Has Sunk In Black Sea

The BBC reports: A Russian warship that was damaged by an explosion on Wednesday has sunk, Russia’s defence ministry has said. Moskva, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, was being towed to port when “stormy seas” caused it to sink, according to a ministry message. The 510-crew missile cruiser was a symbol of Russia’s military power, leading its naval …

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Reuters: Stricken Russian Flagship Being Towed To Port

Reuters reports: Russia said the crew of its Moskva warship were evacuated on Thursday after an explosion of ammunition aboard that Ukraine said was caused by a missile strike, and a U.S. defence official said the stricken vessel was still trying to put out a fire. The warship, a Soviet-era missile cruiser, is still believed afloat and the United States …

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Steven Seagal Hails Putin At Moscow Birthday Party

The Independent reports: Steven Seagal reiterated his support for Vladimir Putin and his allies at a party in Moscow for his 70th birthday, it has emerged. In a video circulated on Twitter, Seagal, who called Putin “one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader, alive today”, could be seen calling everyone in the room “my family …

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Biden: $800M Ukraine Package To Include Helicopters

Via press release from the White House: I just spoke with President Zelenskyy and shared with him that my Administration is authorizing an additional $800 million in weapons, ammunition, and other security assistance to Ukraine. The Ukrainian military has used the weapons we are providing to devastating effect. As Russia prepares to intensify its attack in the Donbas region, the …

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Zelensky Offers To Trade Oligarch For Prisoners Of War

Axios reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offered during a televised address Wednesday to exchange Viktor Medvedchuk, a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian oligarch who was recently arrested, for Ukrainian prisoners of war. “I offer the Russian Federation to exchange this guy of yours for our boys and our girls who are now in Russian captivity,” Zelensky said. “It is therefore important that our …

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Putin Claims War Is Meant To “Help And Save People”

The New York Times reports: President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said on Tuesday that the “main goal” of the war in Ukraine was “to help people” in the country’s east, the latest sign that Russia is focused on the battle for the Donbas region as the next stage of the war. “What we are doing is helping people and …

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