Senate to vote on $40 billion Ukraine aid package

Senate to vote on $40 billion Ukraine aid package

This post was originally published on this siteThe Senate is expected to vote on Thursday to pass a roughly $40 billion bill to send aid to Ukraine as the country fights back against Russia’s brutal and unprovoked attacks.

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Victory and Defeat Are Hard to Define in Ukraine

Victory and Defeat Are Hard to Define in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteThe variety of outcomes that either Russia or Ukraine could declare as a victory is matched only by the scarcity of outcomes that can last.

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US reopens embassy in Kyiv

US reopens embassy in Kyiv

This post was originally published on this siteUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday that the US has reopened its embassy in Kyiv after it closed three months ago ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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NATO Acceptance: Why Some Countries Get Fast-Tracked, Others Don’t

NATO Acceptance: Why Some Countries Get Fast-Tracked, Others Don’t

Sweden and Finland, two nations that have maintained military neutrality for roughly 200 and 100 years respectively, submitted simultaneous bids Wednesday to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. But while NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is hoping to fast-track their entry process, cutting down the time it takes to get unanimous...

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Schumer blasts Paul’s delay of $40B Ukraine package as ‘repugnant’

Schumer blasts Paul’s delay of $40B Ukraine package as ‘repugnant’

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for delaying a $40 billion Ukraine aid package by one week, calling the move “repugnant” and predicting the legislation will pass the Senate Thursday. “This should already have been done...

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Zelensky, German chancellor discuss war, sanctions

Zelensky, German chancellor discuss war, sanctions

This post was originally published on this siteUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that he spoke to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz about the ongoing war with Russia and further actions that can be taken against Moscow. “Held productive talks with @Bundeskanzler. Discussed the situation on the frontline, further pressure...

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US aid to Ukraine could hit $53B. Here’s what it covers, how it compares and who pays for it

US aid to Ukraine could hit $53B. Here’s what it covers, how it compares and who pays for it

This post was originally published on this siteThe U.S. is about to commit to Ukraine 3 times as much in federal tax dollars as its already spent. Here’s how it compares and what it would pay for.     

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NATO chief says Ukraine can win war against Russia

NATO chief says Ukraine can win war against Russia

This post was originally published on this siteUkraine can win the war against Russia, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during the security alliance’s meeting on Sunday. During a meeting in Berlin, Stoltenberg said Ukrainian forces were pushing Russia back from the eastern city of Kharkiv and have stalled their latest...

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Austin speaks with Russian counterpart for first time since start of war in Ukraine

Austin speaks with Russian counterpart for first time since start of war in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday spoke with his Russian counterpart, the first such conversation between the two officials since the Kremlin’s attack on Ukraine began in February, according to the Pentagon. Austin spoke with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu by phone,...

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‘We must find an agreement’: Zelenskyy calls for direct talks with Putin

‘We must find an agreement’: Zelenskyy calls for direct talks with Putin

This post was originally published on this site Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday that he is prepared to hold direct talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin amid mounting fears that Moscow’s invasion and the West’s response have spiraled into a dangerous proxy war between nuclear-armed powers. “We must...

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