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Corruption rampant in Zelensky cabinet

A string of resignations, dismissals and reassignments shook Ukraine’s government Monday and Tuesday, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other leaders of the government confirmed the shakeup of high-level positions. A liaison for Ukraine’s Cabinet informed the country’s parliament that it had dismissed six deputy ministers and five regional administrators for undisclosed reasons. During his […]

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Ukrainian troops fly to Oklahoma to train on Patriot system

About 100 Ukrainian troops will head to Oklahoma’s Fort Sill as soon as next week to begin training on the Patriot missile defense system, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Ukraine has long sought the Patriot surface-to-air guided missile defense system because it can target aircraft, cruise missiles and shorter-range ballistic missiles. During his late December visit […]

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100’s of Russian troops killed in Ukranian strike

An apparent Ukrainian strike in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine appears to have killed a large number of Russian troops, according to the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian military bloggers and former officials. The strike took place just after midnight on Sunday, New Year’s Day, on a vocational school housing Russian conscripts in Makiivka, in the Donetsk region, […]

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Russian migrants flow over our southern border

New data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows a recent increase in the number of encounters at American borders with Russian nationals. Since illegal immigration at the country’s borders remains a major issue for President Joe Biden, the upwards trend of agents encountering Russian migrants represents another way in which Russian President Vladimir […]

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Russia launches ‘more than 100 missiles’ at Ukraine cities

Air raid sirens rang across Ukraine as Russia unleashed more than 100 missiles on Thursday morning, according to a Ukrainian presidential adviser, and blasts were heard in several cities, including the capital Kyiv. “A massive air raid. More than 100 missiles in several waves,” presidential office adviser Oleksiy Arestovych wrote on Facebook, and the head […]

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Russia warns “unpredictable consequences” if US sends Patriots

Any shipment of US Patriot missiles to Ukraine could “lead to unpredictable consequences” and threaten global security, the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a statement Wednesday. The Biden administration is finalizing plans to send the advanced long-range air defense system to Ukraine to help counter Moscow’s attacks, according to US officials cited in a […]

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Putin warns “one missile will trigger ‘hundreds’ of nuke warheads”

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday once again drew international attention when he warned that if even one missile enters Russian territory, “hundreds” of warheads will respond. “I assure you, after the early warning system receives a signal of a missile attack, hundreds of our missiles are in the air,” Putin said from a summit […]

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Brittney Griner Freed in swap for ‘Merchant of Death’

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from the Russian prison system in exchange for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer known as the “Merchant of Death,”. Reports earlier this year suggested that Bout, whose weapons sales fueled deadly conflicts around the world, could be exchanged for Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan. But […]