US approves $40 billion in aid for Ukraine’s war with Russia

The Senate voted 86 to 11 to pass a $40 billion Ukraine aid package Thursday in the latest bipartisan signal of Washington’s deepening commitment to Ukraine’s grinding war against Russia. The bill includes a huge one-time outlay of military and security assistance, along with funding for mounting economic and humanitarian needs. This latest legislation comes in addition to the $13.6 billion in emergency assistance for Ukraine that Congress approved in March, bringing the total of…

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Ukraine: WAR BULLETIN April 8, 6.30 pm EST

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA   WAR BULLETIN April 8, 6.30 pm EST     WAR ROOM   General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine The forty-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to Russian military invasion continues. The armed forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. The Russian forces are being prepared for an offensive operation in the east of Ukraine. The…

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retirement age set to rise as war in Ukraine boosts Macron

A man holds a banner that reads, ‘Pensioners, badly treated’ as pensioners and activists take part in a demonstration. Emmanuel Dunand | Afp | Getty Images France looks set to push back its retirement age — after several failed attempts — as war in Ukraine and Emmanuel Macron’s active diplomacy have boosted the chances of the president being re-elected. Reforming France’s complicated retirement and pension policies has been tricky and costly for many French presidents,…

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The U.S. Government Accuses Russian Forces of War Crimes

The U.S. government has formally concluded that Russian forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said in a statement on Wednesday. The finding lends official weight to expressions of revulsion about Russia’s military conduct from top U.S. officials, including President Biden, who last week declared Russian President Vladimir V. Putin “a war criminal.” But the statement did not mention Mr. Putin himself, saying only that “members of Russia’s forces”…

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Ukraine: WAR BULLETIN March 19, 6.30 EST

 Embassy of Ukraine in the USA   WAR BULLETIN March 19, 6.30 EST   WAR ROOM   General Directorate of Military Cooperation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine The total estimated loss of the Russian forces between 24.02.22 – 19.03.22 : personnel – about 14 400; aircraft – 95; helicopters – 115; tanks – 466; armored personnel vehicles – 1470; artillery systems – 213; air defence systems – 44; multiple rocket launch systems – 72; vehicles…

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Those left in Kyiv try to keep life going amid Ukraine war

KYIV, Ukraine —  It’s hard to think of a more unlikely combo than war zones and cinnamon buns. Yet there the buns are in the display cabinet of Khlibar, a high-end bakery and coffee shop (whose name means Bread Bar) in Podil, the hipster neighborhood in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Slathered in cream cheese frosting, they sit on trays laden with poppy seed pastries, cherry rolls, cheese braids and delicately constructed puff pastry cakes with a…

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For developing countries, the war in Ukraine means even higher food prices

Luz Dary Cogollo runs a food stall at La Perseverancia, a busy market in Colombia’s capital city. She specializes in ajiaco, a traditional soup made with three kinds of potatoes and chicken boiled with onion and local herbs.     Cogollo said that lately, her ingredients have been getting more expensive, and her business is struggling to stay afloat.   With food prices rising across the world because of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, many people…

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Ukrainian Filmmakers Talk Front Lines Of War & Urge Russian Boycott – Deadline

Seven Ukrainian filmmakers, who are remaining in the country as Russia continues its invasion, have spoken out about their experiences on the front line of the war in their country. Directors Valentyn Vasyanovych, Roman Bondarchuk, Nariman Aliev, Maryna Er Gorbach , Antonio Lukich, Alina Gorlova and producer Darya Bassel have all called upon the international film and television community to issue cultural sanctions against Russia. “It is necessary to lower the iron cultural curtain around…

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Ukraine WAR BULLETIN As of March 2, 10.00 a.m. (EST)

  WAR BULLETIN As of March 2, 10.00 a.m. (EST)   Many Ukrainian cities and villages are suffering from Russian terror, but most of all – Kharkiv, Mariupol and Kherson. Bombs, rockets and shells hit homes and civilian infrastructure. Russian forces target hospitals and kill medics. The enemy viciously fired on peaceful Zhytomyr. New bayraktars have already arrived in Ukraine. There will be more Stingers and Javelins. The Government of Ukraine is in close constant…

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Column: Welcome to Cold War 2.0. It won’t be easy

WASHINGTON —  No matter how Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine ends, it already marks a turning point in history: the end of a 30-year period of relative peace in Europe and a return to hostility between Russia and its neighbors — a kind of Cold War 2.0. If we’re lucky. The first Cold War, from 1947 until 1991, divided the world between two hostile blocs. The United States and the Soviet Union reached the brink of…

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