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  • Why did Nancy Pelosi go to Kyiv?

    05/01/2022 7:17:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | May 1, 2022 | JAZZ SHAW
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed up in Kyiv this weekend in a “secret, surprise” visit to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. She was joined by several members of Congress, including Adam Schiff. Zelensky was quick to welcome the delegation and thank the United States for being his greatest supporter during the Russian invasion. There were plenty of photo ops and speeches, though nothing much of substance appeared to come out of the meeting, aside from assurances that America would continue to send funds and supplies to the Ukrainian forces. Pelosi did take the opportunity to call Vladimir Putin a...
  • US to Replenish Slovakia With Patriot Air-Defense System After It Donates S-300 to Ukraine

    04/09/2022 9:04:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/09/2022 | Allen Zhong
    The United States will provide Slovakia with one Patriot air defense system after it transferred its S-300 air defense system to Ukraine.“I want to thank the Slovakian government for providing an S-300 air defense system to Ukraine,” President Joe Biden said on Friday in a statement. “To enable this transfer and ensure the continued security of Slovakia, the United States will reposition a U.S. Patriot missile system to Slovakia.”The Pentagon confirmed that Slovakia is supplying its S-300 air defense system to Ukraine.However, the deployment of the Patriot system is temporary and the two countries are still working on a permanent...
  • Russia invades Ukraine

    02/23/2022 7:35:16 PM PST · by MercyFlush · 142 replies
    Multiple sources | 23 Feb 2022 | Multiple sources
  • What would Reagan do about Russia's invasion of Ukraine — and could he have prevented it?

    03/12/2022 2:19:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Desertsun ^ | 03/09/2022 | KARNA SMALL BODMAN
    Having the honor of serving six years in the Ronald Reagan White House, as deputy press secretary then senior director of his National Security Council staff, I've had friends — distraught over the plight of Ukrainians under attack by the murderous Vladimir Putin — ask me: “What do you think President Reagan would have done?”
  • Exclusive-Russia's attack on Ukraine halts half of world's neon output for chips

    03/11/2022 2:37:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | March 11, 2022 | By Alexandra Alper
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Ukraine's two leading suppliers of neon, which produce about half the world's supply of the key ingredient for making chips, have halted their operations as Moscow has sharpened its attack on the country, threatening to raise prices and aggravate the semiconductor shortage. Some 45% to 54% of the world's semiconductor-grade neon, critical for the lasers used to make chips, comes from two Ukrainian companies, Ingas and Cryoin, according to Reuters calculations based on figures from the companies and market research firm Techcet. Global neon consumption for chip production reached about 540 metric tons last year, Techcet estimates. Both...
  • The War in Ukraine has Exposed the Perils of 21st Century Globalism

    03/11/2022 3:40:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 Mar, 2022 | Steve McCann
    The unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine has exposed the folly, peril and incoherence of 21st Century Globalism. Unlike the economic globalism of the 19th and early 20th centuries that focused on the concept of free trade of goods for goods, this iteration can be characterized by allegiance to irrational environmentalism and the creation of elitist global institutions determined to mold mankind and impose regimentation on countries and their populations to ostensibly “save the planet.” The operational underpinning of 21st Century Globalism is the extortion and intimidation of nations throughout the planet to acquiesce to radical “green” policies whose true objective...
  • Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 5

    03/05/2022 2:47:38 PM PST · by CarolinaReaganFan · 24 replies
    ISW ^ | March 5, 3:00 PM EST | Fredrick W. Kagan, George Barros, and Katya Stepanenko
    "Russian forces in Ukraine may have entered a possibly brief operational pause on March 5 as they prepare to resume operations against Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolayiv, and possibly Odesa in the next 24-48 hours. Russian troops did not launch major ground offensive operations against Kyiv, Kharkiv, or Mykolayiv in the last 24 hours. Ukrainian forces near Kharkiv, on the other hand, conducted a counter-offensive that reportedly penetrated to the Ukrainian-Russian border. Key Takeaways Russian forces conducted no major offensive operations against the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, or Mykolayiv in the past 24 hours; Russian troops continued to encircle, bomb, and shell...
  • Ukraine agrees to meet with Russia at Belarus border

    02/27/2022 5:26:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/27/2022 | Julia Jacobo and Patrick Reevell
    Ukraine and Russia have mutually agreed to meet for talks held at a location on Belarus’ border in an attempt to end Moscow’s invasion as Russian troops continue to attack. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy agreed to send a delegation to meet with Russian negotiators during a phone call Sunday with Belarus' authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko, a spokesperson for Ukraine's president's office announced. The two sides have agreed to meet on Monday at the Pripyat river on the border, north of Chernobyl, the spokesperson said, an area that is currently under Russian military control. The Russian delegation includes officials from Russia's...
  • Mitt Romney scolds Trump for "slow-walking the provision of weapons to Ukraine" calls it an "an enormous error"

    02/27/2022 4:43:09 PM PST · by RandFan · 123 replies
    twitter ^ | Feb 27 | Sen. Mitt Romney
    @thehill @MittRomney: "President Trump slow-walking the provision of weapons to Ukraine was an enormous error and so was the error I think of our nation over some decades, not giving the kind of military defensive capability that Ukraine needed." Clip...
  • Elon Musk says “Starlink [internet] service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”

    02/26/2022 2:49:55 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 21 replies
    Elon Musk says “Starlink [internet] service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”
  • Ukrainian Forces Repel Russian Attack on Kyiv, Prepare for Next Assault. Thousands of civilians take up arms to help defend the capital, while Russian forces face fierce resistance throughout Ukraine

    02/26/2022 11:25:31 AM PST · by karpov · 80 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 26, 2022 | Yaroslav Trofimov
    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian forces and thousands of freshly recruited volunteers regained control of Kyiv’s streets after Russian troops and undercover units in civilian clothes tried to enter the city in the early hours of Saturday, while Russian airstrikes, airborne landings and armored advances continued throughout the country. On the third day of the war that Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashed with the aim of overthrowing Ukraine’s elected government and ending its alignment with the West, Ukrainian forces fought fiercely on all fronts, with each side asserting it had inflicted heavy losses on the other. President Volodymyr Zelensky recorded a video address...
  • After Ukraine, Russia warns Finland of 'military repercussions' if it joins NATO

    02/26/2022 6:03:16 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/26/22 | Tal Spungin
    Russia has warned neighboring Finland on Friday of "serious military and political" repercussions if the Scandinavian nation opts to join NATO following the invasion of Ukraine. Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said during a weekly briefing that a Finnish addition to NATO could have "detrimental consequences." Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin said on Thursday that the debate within Finland on NATO membership "will change" following the start of a war in Ukraine. Both Marin and Finland's president Sauli Niinisto strongly condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine. "Despite prior warnings, this morning has come as a shock for all of us...
  • US pledges $60M in military aid to Ukraine ahead of Zelensky visit

    08/31/2021 11:34:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/2021 | Laura Kelly
    is pledging to provide Ukraine with $60 million in military aid ahead of his first face-to-face meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday. President Biden made the announcement official in a notification sent to Congress, saying the military assistance package is needed to help Ukraine to defend itself from increasing Russian aggression, for “critical border security and self-defense needs.” “Russia’s buildup along the Ukrainian border has highlighted capability shortfalls in the Ukrainian military’s ability to defend against a Russian incursion,” the notification reads.
  • Why Biden destroyed all Zelensky's hopes -- Washington has no time for Ukraine

    09/03/2021 8:38:52 AM PDT · by elpadre · 29 replies ^ | September 5, 2021 | Oleksiy Kushch
    Zelensky's visit to the United States is just sadness. Washington has no time for our country. The withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, catastrophic in its humanitarian consequences, almost official negotiations between the Americans and the Taliban (it turns out that one can negotiate even with those whom you called terrorists yesterday), the completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2, and a number of statements by US President Biden regarding the formation of a new geopolitical reality - all this created a very toxic background for the negotiations between the United States and Ukraine. Especially when you consider what...
  • Ukraine: The left spews an amazing banquet of stupidities

    02/25/2022 4:50:35 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Feb, 2022 | Monica Showalter
    Just how confused is the left about Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine? Take a gander... As had been said in the aftermath of 9/11: ' The world has changed.' And much of the left's response? To just keep on living in the pre-02-22-22 world where they'd felt so comfortable in their cocoons. For a lot of them, Russia's 17th century–style conquest of the modern sovereign state of Ukraine goes way beyond their processing capacities. We see statements and stunts like the following from the left as news comes out about Russia's bloody and violent takeover attack. John Kerry was Exhibit...
  • British Troops and Tanks Deploy to Estonia

    02/25/2022 1:21:40 PM PST · by Da_Shrimp · 96 replies
    British troops arrive in Estonia transporting military equipment and tanks
  • Report: China told Russia about U.S. intel on invasion

    02/25/2022 7:41:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    U.S. officials tried half a dozen times over three months to get China to help head off a Russian invasion of Ukraine — but were repeatedly rebuffed by Beijing... The U.S. kept presenting Beijing with intelligence on Russia's buildup around Ukraine "and beseeched the Chinese to tell Russia not to invade...The Chinese, including the foreign minister and the ambassador to the U.S., said they did not think an invasion was in the works. "After one diplomatic exchange in December," ..."U.S. officials got intelligence showing Beijing had shared the information with Moscow."
  • Russia is starting to use the same line on Baltic countries that it used to invade Ukraine

    10/01/2014 1:24:03 PM PDT · by MeganC · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | 1 October 2014 | Max Fisher
    A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official says that Moscow has a responsibility to protect ethnic Russian citizens of other countries, "regardless of where they live," and that "we will do everything possible to defend the rights and interests" of ethnic Russian minorities in the neighboring Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The comments came from Anatoly Makarov, the director of the Foreign Ministry's Department for Interaction with Compatriots Abroad. He was speaking to the Russian outlet RuBaltic, as translated by Paul Goble. "We are carrying out a line so that Russian compatriots regardless of where they live are guaranteed...
  • Ukraine attack leaves Baltics wondering: Are we next?

    02/24/2022 4:29:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    AP ^ | February 24, 2021 | LIUDAS DAPKUS and KARL RITTER
    Viewed from Paris, London and Washington, the events unfolding in Ukraine may seem like a new Cold War taking shape in Europe. From the Baltic countries, it looks much worse. To Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians — particularly those old enough to have lived under Soviet control — Russia’s belligerence toward Ukraine has some worried that they could be the next target. The escalating tensions which preceded an attack Thursday brought back memories of mass deportations and oppression. “My grandparents were sent away to Siberia. My father was persecuted by the KGB. Now I live in a free democratic country, but...
  • BREAKING-Ukraine's President Zelenskiy says Russia approved offensive against Ukraine, Putin did not reply to invitation for talks

    02/23/2022 3:04:55 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 148 replies
    Phil Stewart Twitter ^ | 23-FEB-2022 | Phil Stewart
    BREAKING-Ukraine's President Zelenskiy says Russia approved offensive against Ukraine, Putin did not reply to invitation for talks