Tag Archives: Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine Says They Foiled Plot To Assassinate Zelensky

Bloomberg News reports: Ukrainian authorities said they foiled a plot to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and other high-ranking officials, making the announcement on the day of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration in Moscow. Two colonels with Ukraine’s Department of State Security, a special unit responsible for protecting government officials, have been detained on suspicion of high treason, the Prosecutor General’s office said …

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Zelensky: 31K Ukrainian Troops Killed Since War Began

Reuters reports: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed since Russia’s full-scale invasion two years ago, giving the first official figure for more than a year. Zelenskiy told a news conference in Kyiv that he could not disclose the number of wounded because it would help Russian military planning. “31,000 Ukrainian troops have been …

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Ukraine Report Claims Russia Has Lost 356,670 Troops

The Kyiv Independent reports: Russia has lost 356,670 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24 last year, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported on Dec. 28. This number includes 920 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day. According to the report, Russia has also lost 5,940 tanks, 11,015 armored fighting …

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Ukraine Claims Destruction Of Prized Russian Warship

The New York Times reports: A Ukrainian attack hit a Russian warship moored in Crimea early on Tuesday, in what appeared to be one of the most significant strikes against Moscow’s prized Black Sea Fleet in months. The Ukrainian Air Force said in a statement that it had destroyed the Novocherkassk, a large landing ship, in the southeastern Crimean port …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden And Zelensky Hold Joint Presser

CBS News reports: President Biden is meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday before the two hold a joint news conference at the White House, with the pair making a renewed push for Congress to approve more aid for Ukraine in its war with Russia before the end of the year. At the top of his meeting with Zelenskyy, …

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TODAY: Zelensky Pleads For More Aid In DC Meetings

Reuters reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday plans a last-ditch plea to U.S. lawmakers to keep military support flowing as he battles Russia, in visits to the White House and Capitol Hill. Heading into winter, with tens of thousands of Ukrainians dead, a yawning budget deficit and Russian advances in the east, Zelenskiy is scheduled to press U.S. lawmakers …

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Zelensky To Meet With Senators And Mike Johnson

Axios reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet in person with senators in both parties and House Speaker Mike Johnson during a visit to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The Ukrainian president’s visit to Congress comes as lawmakers remain at an impasse over an emergency national security spending package that includes roughly $60 billion for Ukraine. Congress has just one week …

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Fox Corp Chairman Meets With Zelensky In Ukraine

Axios reports: Lachlan Murdoch, who last week succeeded his father Rupert as chairman of both Fox Corp. and News Corp., over the weekend traveled to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyl. Fox News remains the most powerful source of information for Republicans, a majority of whom have soured on continuing to fund Ukraine’s war with Russia. Murdoch was …

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Zelensky Challenges Trump To Visit Ukraine And Learn How His Claim He’ll End The War In 24 Hours Is Idiotic

“Former President Trump said that [in] about 24 hours, that he can manage it and finish the war. For me, what can I say? So he’s very welcome as well. President Biden was here, and he — I think he understood some details which you can understand only being here. If he can come here, I will need 24 minutes …

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McCarthy Denied Zelensky Request For Joint Address

Axios reports: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) on Thursday said he denied Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s request to deliver a joint address to Congress. Zelensky’s visit comes at a crucial moment for Ukraine, as it seeks to shore up support and secure additional funding for its counteroffensive against Russia. “Zelensky asked for a joint session, we just didn’t have time. …

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Chris Christie Visits Ukraine, Tours Sites Of War Crimes

The Washington Post reports: Republican Chris Christie, waging a long-shot bid for his party’s presidential nomination, visited Ukraine on Friday where he met President Volodymyr Zelensky on a trip that underscored the sharp GOP divisions over U.S. support for the country in its war against Russia and the high stakes for Ukraine, which now depends on American military and economic …

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Zelensky Mocks Trump’s Vow To End War In One Day

“It seems to me that the sole desire to bring the war to an end is beautiful. But this desire should be based on some real-life experience. Well, it looks as if Donald Trump had already these 24 hours once in his time. We were at war, not a full-scale war, but we were at war, and as I assume, …

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Pence Meets With Zelensky In Surprise Trip To Ukraine

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Thursday, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the campaign. The visit comes at a crucial moment in the war, just after the Wagner mercenary group’s rebellion and the deadly Russian missile strike on a pizza restaurant in …

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Zelenksy: Crisis Shows Russia’s “Full-Scale Weakness”

The Guardian reports: Glued to their mobile phones, millions of Ukrainians spent a sleepless night on Friday, after the head of the Wagner mercenary group declared war against his rivals in the Russian military, sparking unprecedented political turmoil in Moscow. “Events are developing according to the scenario we talked about all last year,’’ said Mykhailo Podolyak, a key adviser to …

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Zelensky Presents Pope With Bulletproof Vest [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Pope Francis on Saturday to back Kyiv’s peace plan, and the pope indicated the Vatican would help in the repatriation of Ukrainian children taken by Russians. “It is a great honour,” Zelenskiy told Francis, putting his hand to his heart and bowing his head as he greeted the 86-year-old pope, who stood with …

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Ukraine Considers Referring To Russia As “Muscovy”

The Hill reports: Russian officials railed against Ukraine’s talk of changing Russia’s official name to Muscovy, after a Ukrainian petition regarding a potential name change garnered 25,000 signatures. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reportedly instructed Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal to “carefully” consider renaming Russia to Muscovy, accounting for consequences under international law and whether it was possible in historical and …

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McCarthy Rejects Zelensky’s Invitation To Visit Ukraine

CNN reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is inviting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine to see the situation on the ground first hand – an invitation that comes as the Republican Party faces a divide over whether the United States should continue to provide aid to the country under attack from Russia. “Mr. McCarthy, he has to come here …

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Zelensky Marks Anniversary Of Russia’s Invasion

CNN reports: Ukraine is capable of putting an end to the Russian invasion this year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address to a commemorative event in Berlin on the first anniversary of the war. Reflecting on the year that’s passed, Zelensky spoke boldly of the year ahead. Ukraine has the power to win “in unity, resolutely and …

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President Biden Makes Surprise Visit To Ukraine [Video]

The New York Times reports: President Biden made a surprise trip to the besieged capital of Ukraine on Monday, traveling under a cloak of secrecy into a war zone to demonstrate what he called America’s “unwavering support” of the effort to beat back Russian forces nearly a year after they invaded the country. Mr. Biden arrived unannounced early Monday morning …

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Zelensky To Golden Globes: There Will Be No WWIII

Axios reports: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky declared in a pre-recorded video message at the Golden Globes on Tuesday night that while the war against Russia’s invading military “is not over” yet, “the tide is turning.” “The First World War claimed millions of lives,” said Zelensky. “The Second World War claimed tens of millions of them. There will be no Third …

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