‘We will beat Russia’, says Zelensky
Russia has warned that more US weapons aiding the war in Ukraine will worsen the siege, issuing a direct threat to the war-torn country on the sidelines of Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to Washington yesterday.
The flow of Western arms supplies to Ukraine has caused “an aggravation of the conflict and, in fact, does not bode well for Ukraine,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned yesterday, adding that Russia now sees no possibility of peace talks with Kyiv.
His comments came just hours before Zelensky was scheduled to address the US Congress to a standing ovation and support for the nation under Russian invasion. The Ukrainian president was also seen holding back tears as all members of the US House of Representatives gave him a standing ovation.
The high-level diplomatic visit between Zelensky and Joe Biden has not gone down well with Russia, which has warned it will backfire.
And Putin is now considering a new Sarmat ICBM in the Russian military to replace the old Soviet-era missile.
100,000 Russian soldiers killed in war, Ukraine says: ‘Grim jubilee’
Russia has lost 100,000 soldiers, including mobilized troops, during the war in Ukraine, the country’s Defense Ministry said.
This is more than the Soviet Union lost in Afghanistan and more than the United States lost in the entire Vietnam War.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry scoffed at the Russian Defense Ministry’s announcement to award the largest number of soldiers for fighting in the full-scale invasion.
“100,000 soldiers have been recognized with awards in 10 months of full-scale war – Russian #DefMin Sergei Shoigu. What an astonishing coincidence,” the ministry said today, calling the removal of 100,000 soldiers a “grim jubilee.”
Arpan RaiDecember 22, 2022 05:30
Republican congressman accuses Biden of ‘fooling himself’ with aid to Ukraine
A Republican congressman argued before Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech before the Congress on Wednesday that Joe Biden was the biggest obstacle between the Capitol and Washington in approving more aid to Ukraine.
In an interview with the independentRep. Brian Mast of Florida argued that it was not his party that had the most resistance to sending more aid to Ukraine, but instead criticized an alleged lack of strategy by the Biden administration.
“There’s a half-assed approach going on… what’s going on here?” remarked Mr. Mast. “The president is doing the kind of, the disguise of saying, ‘we don’t want to be climbers.’ And that’s a very real thing when you’re talking about a situation where no one can say there’s a zero percent chance of nuclear war.”
“But you’re kidding yourself if you think Patriot [missile] batteries are not scalable, or isolating Russia is not scalable, or arming [Ukraine] with anything from a 5.56 round to a 7.62 is [not escalatory]”, the congressman continued.
john bowden has the details.
jose marcusDecember 22, 2022 05:00
Remains of seven civilians found in Kherson mass grave
Ukrainian authorities have found the bodies of seven civilians, including a teenage girl, in a mass grave in the Kherson village of Pravdyne, the country’s defense minister said.
The southern city was recaptured by Ukrainian troops in November from Russian forces.
“They just kill,” said Oleksii Reznikov.
Until yesterday, the bodies of about 500 civilians who died during the Russian occupation were found in the north-eastern province of Kharkiv.
Arpan RaiDecember 22, 2022 04:53
WATCH: Biden says Russia is using ‘winter as a weapon’ during joint speech with Zelensky
Joe Biden is accusing Vladimir Putin of deliberately targeting civilian infrastructure as winter continues in Ukraine, amounting to using “winter as a weapon”.
Biden Says Russia Is ‘Weaponizing Winter’ To Freeze And Starve Ukrainians
jose marcusDecember 22, 2022 04:00
More US arms to Ukraine will inflame war, says Kremlin
The entry of more US weapons into the Ukraine war will further stoke the conflict, the Kremlin said yesterday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the expansion of Western arms supplies to Ukraine has led to “an aggravation of the conflict and, in fact, does not bode well for Ukraine.”
This comes as Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will use the lessons learned in the war to “develop our armed forces and strengthen the capacity of our troops.”
The Russian president added that special emphasis will be placed on the development of nuclear forces, which he described as “the main guarantee of Russia’s sovereignty”, in a meeting with its high military commanders.
Arpan RaiDecember 22, 2022 03:46
Zelensky thanks Speaker Pelosi for helping Ukraine “in every possible way”
Volodymyr Zelensky thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after addressing Congress.
“Met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi @SpeakerPelosi. Thank you for her leadership in supporting #Ukraine and the #Ukrainian people in every possible way. It is a great honor to be here to address Congress and all Americans,” she said in a tweet shared by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
Arpan RaiDecember 22, 2022 03:29
What will Zelensky visiting Washington and Putin going to Minsk for the war in Ukraine mean?
Two international visits this week are strong indicators that the Ukraine The war is unlikely to end anytime soon, with another round of protracted and bloody fighting expected to unfold in the near future.
At the same time, Vladimir Putin has known with Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk while reports persist that the Kremlin may try to use Belarus again as a launching pad for its next offensive, with another attempt to capture Kyiv and impose regime change.
The proposed US aid package exceeds the $37 billion requested by President Joe Biden and shows a continued commitment to Ukraine in the war, something that could have been diluted had Republicans made more gains in the midterm elections of the last month and there would have been an infusion of Donald Trump-endorsed candidates.
kim sengupta unbox what comes next.
jose marcusDecember 22, 2022 03:00
Schumer urges to show support for Ukraine with spending bill
The Senate inched closer to passing a $1.7 trillion government funding bill on Wednesday with supporters pointing to an evening visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as another reason to promote the measure at a show of support to the beleaguered nation.
The measure includes $44.9 billion in emergency assistance to Ukraine and NATO allies, even on top of President Joe Biden’s emergency request, and ensures funds flow for the war effort in the coming months. The move would also boost US defense spending by about 10% to $858 billion, addressing concerns from some lawmakers that more investment is needed in the nation’s military to ensure the security of the United States. Joined.
The Senate could pass the bill as early as Wednesday. The House will then have to take it up and pass the measure before midnight Friday to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck SchumerDN.Y., and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke Wednesday urging their colleagues to vote for the measure, though they emphasized different priorities.
Kevin Freking has the details.
jose marcusDecember 22, 2022 02:00
Zelensky invokes America’s fight in the Battle of the Bulge and insists that Ukraine is “alive and kicking” in a speech to Congress.
UkraineThe President of the United States delivered a moving speech conveying his gratitude to the American people and asking for their support ahead of what he described as a particularly brutal winter during his address to Congress Wednesday evening.
Volodymyr Zelensky he spoke for about half an hour, his remarks punctuated by several breaks for standing ovations and interjections of support from lawmakers assembled for their remarks.
In a particularly moving point in his speech, the Ukrainian president compared his compatriots’ fighting to the fierce fighting American troops experienced in Western Europe near the end of World War II, when German forces launched a last-minute offensive that it came to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.
“They burn and destroy everything they see,” he said of the advancing Russian forces. “They threw everything against us, similar to the other tyranny that is in the Battle of the Bulge.”
john bowden He has the details for Washington.
jose marcusDecember 22, 2022 01:45
Ukrainian delegation shouts ‘God bless America!’ during Zelensky’s speech
US lawmakers weren’t the only ones moved by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to Congress.
During the leader’s remarks tonight, the Ukrainian delegation that traveled with him could be seen shouting, “God bless America!”
jose marcusDecember 22, 2022 01:17