One of two Israeli-manufactured Iron Dome batteries owned by the Pentagon is ready to be deployed to Ukraine, a US general told the Senate on Thursday. Tel Aviv has so far refused to supply the anti-missile system to Kiev, for fear of provoking Russia and risking its ability to freely bomb Moscow’s ally Syria.
Poland Receives First HIMARS Rocket Launchers to Deploy Near Russian Border
Warsaw received its first shipment of US-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), manufactured by Lockheed Martin, and announced plans to deploy the launchers near the country’s shared border with Russia’s Kaliningrad enclave.
Russian Official: Ukrainian Drone Attack Sets Crimean Fuel Depot Ablaze
A Ukrainian drone strike on an oil storage facility in the Crimean port of Sevastopol caused a massive fire, according to a Russian official cited by the Associated Press on Saturday.
Israeli Officials Concerned About US Depleting Ammunition Stockpiles
American arms stockpiles in Israel have begun to shrink, Israeli officials said, voicing fears Washington will deplete munitions earmarked for use by Tel Aviv in the event of ”emergencies.” The White House has shipped weapons from its depots around the globe to fuel the Ukrainian war machine.
Ukraine Adopts New Laws to ‘De-Russify’ Public Places
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has approved two new laws intended to erase signs of Russian culture in Ukraine. The statutes seek to rechristen all places in the country thought to carry Russian names, while local authorities will be required to “free public space from the symbols of the Russian world.”
Top Republican Visits Kiev, Says Support for Arming Ukraine Is ‘Overwhelming’
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) traveled to Ukraine on Monday and claimed there remains “overwhelming” congressional support for providing Kiev with military aid. His remarks appear to contradict the White House assessment that Congress is not prepared to pass another massive aid package.
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The US is pushing Ukraine to the brink of World War 3 with Russia, and in its effort for hegemony the Monks of the Kiev Caves have had crosshairs put on them. Fr John joins me to break down the war and discuss the innocent lives the US and Ukraine are using as pawns....
NATO Holds War Games Miles From Ukraine’s Border
The US and its NATO partners are conducting military drills in a region of Romania that borders Ukraine. Thousands of soldiers will gather to simulate repelling an invasion on the Black Sea coastline.
White House Wants to Form International Tribunal to Prosecute Russian Leader for War Crimes
After months of indecision, the Joe Biden administration has come out in favor of using international mechanisms to punish Russian officials for the “crime of aggression” in Ukraine. The White House has resisted Kiev’s effort to prosecute President Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders at the International Crime Court (ICC) over fears that American officials could face similar accountability.
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...
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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.
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.
Hundreds of Foreign Fighters Killed in Ukraine, Thousands Still in Combat
Thousands of people from around the world have answered Ukraine’s call to arms and have traveled to the country to fight, with around 100 foreign nationals killed on the battlefield over the last year in addition to more than 1,000 wounded, the Washington Post reported.
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