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How Zelensky Ended Political Discord and Put Ukraine on a War Footing

Ukrainian politics were known for sharp-elbowed infighting. But as he defends his country against the Russian invasion, President Volodymyr Zelensky has his government presenting a unified front.

It's 1 p.m. in Kyiv. Here's what you need to know

Russian forces continue to target civilian infrastructure in Ukraine, shelling five railway stations on Monday morning as well as causing widespread water and power outages in the eastern Luhansk region.

Heavy weaponry pours into Ukraine as commanders become more desperate

Russian forces are attempting a pincer movement on Ukrainian forces in the Donbas. Will Western artillery, tanks and drones get there in time?  

Blinken Says Russia Is Failing In War Aims, Ukraine 'Succeeding'

American diplomats who left Ukraine before the war will start returning to the country, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

U.S. Promises New Aid To Ukraine In Fight Against Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Sunday.

Hunter Biden is prime target if Republicans win Congress

Republicans are laying the groundwork to make Hunter Biden and his business dealings a central target of their investigative and oversight efforts

Is Russia’s Army a Paper Tiger?

As Andrei Martyanov has frequently and correctly noted, the U.S. Army and its legacy officers are demonstrating remarkable incompetence in assessing the Russian military. The latest in this parade of clowns is Joel D. Rayburn, a retired Colonel and current fellow at the New American Foundation. I think Andrei would agree that Rayburn is a…

America’s Road to the Ukraine War

For years, the United States sent mixed signals about its interests in the country. Then Vladimir V. Putin made his move.

In Ukraine, despair and bloodshed in the backdrop of a somber holiday

Fighting continued as two top Biden officials traveled to Kyiv to visit the Ukrainian president. European leaders visited Ukraine weeks ago to witness firsthand evidence of atrocities committed by Russian soldiers but until Sunday, top U.S. officials had not visited the country since the invasion.

Biden to visit Israel ‘in the coming months,’ White House says

Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke Sunday about “shared regional and global security challenges, including the threat posed by Iran and its proxies," the White House said.

US defense secretary: Ukraine can win the war "if they have right equipment, support"

The US believes Ukraine can win the war against Russia with “the right equipment and the right support,” Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told reporters Monday, from an undisclosed location in Poland near the Ukrainian border. 

It's 7 a.m in Kyiv. Here's what you need to know

This weekend, in the shadows of a devastating war, Ukrainians attempted to celebrate one of their most important holidays of the year, Orthodox Easter.

U.S., Ukrainian officials weigh ‘high possibility’ of Putin invading Moldova

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that Russia’s assault on Ukraine “was intended only as a beginning.”

Visiting Kyiv, Austin and Blinken share plans to step up diplomatic presence in Ukraine

The two Cabinet members also said the United States will provide more security assistance and expand military training.

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