The US plans to keep its aircraft further away from Russian territory in the Black Sea, CNN reported on Tuesday. The decision comes after a Russian fighter jet collided with a Reaper drone, causing the American aircraft to plunge into the water.
Nuland: US Supports Kiev “Hitting” Crimea
Victoria Nuland, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, said last week that the US is “supporting” Ukrainian attacks on Crimea and called Russian military installations on the peninsula “legitimate targets.” Nuland made the comments when asked about a...
2/17/23 Kyle Anzalone on the War in Ukraine, the Derailment in Ohio and the Balloon Panic
Download Episode. Scott and Kyle Anzalone run through some of the big stories of the day. They start with the war in Ukraine where they discuss how the rhetoric by officials of both sides is evolving. They next discuss the derailment of a train carrying hazardous...
Growing Number of Americans Say US Is Giving Ukraine Too Much Aid
As the war in Ukraine nears the end of its first year, Americans are starting to believe Washington is sending too much support to Kiev. Pew Research conducted a poll in January and found the proportion of Republicans that are opposed to the current level of assistance is now at 40%. The US has pledged well over $100 billion in aid to Kiev, mostly in arms and other military equipment.
1/27/23 Eric Margolis on the Rush to All Out War Over Ukraine
Download Episode. Eric Margolis returns to the show to talk about the war in Ukraine. Scott reflects on some of his early interviews with Margolis about Ukraine back in 2014. Just as he had said back then, Margolis sees some disturbing parallels between the modern...
Western Officials Believe Russia Will ‘Gain the Upper Hand’ in Ukraine
American and European officials now assess that time is on Russia’s side in Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal. Washington and its Western allies transferred billions of dollars in weapons to Kiev under the mistaken belief it would force Russian President Vladimir Putin to negotiate.
Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight, ‘Largely’ Due to War in Ukraine
The risk of nuclear annihilation is at its highest point in history, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS). The group said the war in Ukraine was the largest factor in its assessment that a civilization-ending event is now closer than ever before.
News Roundup 12/18/2022
Kosovo Serbia has formally asked NATO if it can deploy up to 1,000 troops into northern Kosovo, where Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says ethnic Serbs are being “terrorized” by the Kosovo government based in Pristina. AWC Russia The Senate on Thursday night passed...
Drone Attack Hits Another Air Base Inside Russian Territory
An airfield in the Russian city of Kursk was targeted by a drone strike on Tuesday, a day after two air bases deep inside Russian territory were hit by Ukrainian drones.
Ukraine Hits Russian Orthodox Clerics with Sanctions
Kiev has imposed sanctions on 10 top clerics in the Russian Orthodox church. The move came after President Volodymyr Zelensky announced he was seeking to ban any religion with ties to the Russian Federation from operating in Ukraine.
Latvian FM: NATO ‘Should Not Fear’ Moscow’s Response to Strikes Inside Russia
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics has urged NATO to permit Ukraine to launch strikes inside Russian territory, saying the alliance should not fear Moscow’s response. The White House has resisted sending Kiev long-range missiles with the ability to hit targets in Russia.
US Military Aid to Ukraine Tops $18 Billion – Pentagon
The United States government has provided more than $18.5 billion in direct military assistance to Ukraine so far in 2022, the Pentagon said in an updated fact sheet outlining American aid to Kiev. The vast majority of the weapons were authorized following Russia’s invasion last winter.
American Advisor to Ukrainian Military Says Russia Wants Talks Over ‘2014 Lines’
Dan Rice, an American serving as an advisor to the commander of Ukraine’s armed forces, told CNN’s Outfront on Tuesday that he believes Russia is looking to negotiate to return to positions it controlled before the February 24 invasion. Rice made the comments when...
Russia Launches Massive Strikes Against Ukrainian Infrastructure
Russia on Monday launched one of its largest barrages of missile strikes in Ukraine in its first major coordinated attack on Ukrainian energy and communication infrastructure across the country, marking a significant escalation of the war. Russian President Vladimir...
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