Ukraine Invasion

US sending $725 million more in military aid to Ukraine – Associated Press

Photo: Ukrainian servicemen place flowers on the grave of a recently killed fellow soldier in a cemetery during Ukraine Defenders Day in Kharkiv, Ukraine The Biden administration will send Ukraine a new $725 million package of weapons and other military assistance, the White House said Friday, as the U.S. added to a flurry of aid

Ukraine Invasion

Russia’s reliance on mercenaries in Ukraine points to the weakness of its military – and Putin’s strategy of deflecting blame – The Conversation

Russian soldiers patrol a theater in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 12, 2022. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images  Christopher Michael Faulkner, US Naval War College Ukrainian forces are gaining ground in the war against Russia. Since early September 2022, they have launched a massive counteroffensive in Ukraine’s northeast region of Kharkiv, reclaiming large swaths of territory.

Rich Lowry

Opinion: Ukraine proves there’s no substitute for hard power – Rich Lowry

The ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensive, if successful, could reshape the war and the geopolitical contours of Europe. It is a testament to Ukrainian pluck and staying power but, above all, to the advanced weapons that the West has put in the hands of the Ukrainians. Soft power, the coinage of political scientist Joseph Nye for the


Opinion: Putin’s War and the China-Russia Partnership – Inside Sources

On the face of things, Sino-Russian relations have never been better. At their Beijing summit in February 2022, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin announced a friendship without limits, while China has adhered mainly to the Kremlin line on the invasion of Ukraine. Yet appearances are deceptive. The Chinese response to Putin’s war reveals actual limits


Ukraine graft concerns resurface as Russia war goes on – Associated Press

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s dismissal of senior officials is casting an inconvenient light on an issue that the Biden administration has largely ignored since the outbreak of war with Russia: Ukraine’s history of rampant corruption and shaky governance. As it presses ahead with providing tens of billions of dollars in military, economic and direct financial


Opinion: Biden’s Policy: Ukraine First. China Second. America Last. – Inside Sources

The Biden administration is doing what every administration pre-Trump has done: Get enamored and entangled in matters of foreign intrigue preferred by the intelligence community and defense contractors. While leaving the country to the whims of the market, a market that increasingly follows the whims of Washington. We’ve gone from America First to America Last.

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