President Joe Biden reaffirmed America’s commitment to help Ukraine combat Russia’s invasion. He pledged another $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine.
As the war in Ukraine drags on, more and more civilians are reporting atrocities and even war crimes being committed by the Ukrainian army. One America’s Pearson Sharp reports.
President Joe Biden announced the US is ramping up forces in Europe amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. During a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Spain Wednesday, he said the US is enhancing its “forced posture” in Europe.
Secy of State Antony Blinken said Russian President Vladimir Putin has not accomplished the goals of his invasion. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday, Blinken said Putin’s goal was to erase Ukraine sovereignty and independence from the map, yet he’s already failed.
President Joe Biden urged G7 leaders to “stay together” against Russia’s war on Ukraine. While kicking off the summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday, leaders agreed to strengthen sanctions by banning imports of Russian gold.
The Biden administration announced an additional $450 million in security assistance to Ukraine. The Department of Defense received the green-light for another draw-down package Thursday to meet Ukraine’s critical needs.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin unveiled a new scheme of international settlements, moving further away from the US financial system. In an address to the BRICS Business Forum Wednesday, he proposed a new reserve currency that will be used for payments in international trade.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke virtually at the Three Seas Initiative Summit. He delivered a speech by video to representatives several European Union member nations in Latvia on Monday. He appeared to give them advice the Biden administration isn’t taking itself.
Russian State Media released video of two US veterans captured in Ukraine. The video appeared to show the two Americans deemed missing, 39-year-old Alex Drueke and 27-year-old Andy Huynh. This confirmed they were taken captive by Russian forces.