President Volodymyr Zelensky met with his top military advisers and announced that Ukrainian troops will continue to fight for the Donbass city of Bakhmut. The nine-month battle has recently been described as a “meat grinder,” and Kiev’s Western backers are concerned that Ukraine is losing too many troops and weapons in the fight.
Rep. Turner: Biden Should Be ‘Trigger Happy’
Republican Congressman Mike Turner has said the president should be “trigger happy“ when it comes to shooting down unidentified objects. The statement came after the White House ordered fighter jets to bring down several ‘UFOs’ – known to the Pentagon as “unidentified aerial phenomena,” or UAPs – spotted in US and Canadian airspace in recent days.
Russia Receives US Assurances on Patriot Missile Deployment in Ukraine
American soldiers will not operate Patriot missile batteries slated to be shipped to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, citing recent talks through diplomatic backchannels.
Report: US Considers ‘Dramatically’ Expanding Training of Ukrainian Forces
The US is considering “dramatically” increasing its training of Ukrainian forces, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed US officials.
Report: US Told Ukraine to Tread Carefully After Missile Hit Poland
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s reaction to the missile that hit Poland and killed two people led the Biden administration to warn his government to “tread carefully,” sources told CNN.
Rian Johnson, I’m Sorry
Your movie was still absolutely horrible, but tell your sister, you were right about Luke Skywalker. He is just a worthless bum. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1575617951411101696?t=65_j8kNEAGxyHYrUzdXB3w&s=19
Senator Questions Israeli Report on American Journalist’s Killing
Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) objected to Tel Aviv’s finding in the murder of American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. In May, Abu Akleh was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper. On Monday, Tel Aviv concluded that one of its soldiers likely unintentionally shot Shireen, but no criminal investigation will take place. Van Hollen called for the US government to carry out an official inquiry.
Zelenskyy Enslaves Men Into the Military
https://youtu.be/hHLQ3qRPIxg "In particular, it is forbidden for men aged 18–60, Ukraine citizens, to leave the borders of Ukraine," a statement from the service said, according to CNN. "This regulation will remain in effect for the period of the legal regime of...
US Abandoned Billions in Military Gear Meant for Afghan Army, Some Sent to Ukraine
When the last American soldier left Kabul in August, the US left behind $7 billion in military equipment it had given to the Afghan Army, more than one-third of all the gear donated over 16 years.
Russia Strikes Supply Lines in Ukraine as White House Rejects Kremlin Demand to End Weapons Shipments
Russia has targeted a number of sites in Ukraine that have been used for Western weapons deliveries, local officials said, as the Biden administration rejected demands from Moscow to stop arming Ukraine. A Ukrainian railway official reported that five stations were...
NATO States Seek to Prolong Ukraine War to ‘Weaken Russia,’ Turkish FM Says
Some members of the NATO alliance favor continued bloodshed in Ukraine over peace, believing the conflict will diminish and weaken Russia, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
White House has ‘Almost Zero’ Ability to Track Weapons It Sends to Ukraine
A US official said the White House has “almost zero” ability to track the weapons it is sending to Ukraine. So far, President Joe Biden has approved over $3 billion in arms shipments to Kiev.
Finland Considering NATO Membership After Russia Warns of ‘Serious Consequences’
Finland is mulling whether to join the NATO military alliance, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said, noting that a decision could come by next spring while citing a new “security environment” in Europe following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Turkey Says Progress Made in Ukraine Talks as Zelensky Warns of WW3 if Diplomacy Fails
Moscow and Kiev are nearing agreement on a number of key issues in talks to end fighting in Ukraine, Turkey’s top diplomat said. While the progress marks a positive sign for diplomacy, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that a failure to strike a deal could kick off a “third World War.”
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