Omaha business donating 27,000 pounds of beef to Ukraine

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Thousands of pounds of top-tier beef processed right here in Omaha will help feed thousands of Ukrainians struggling to survive in the war-torn country. Although Omaha is thousands of miles away from Ukraine, the Greater Omaha Packing Company is doing what they can to support those being impacted as the war … Read more

US says Russia’s progress in Donbas has been “minimal at best”

The Pentagon assesses that Russia’s progress in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region has been “minimal at best,” with Russian forces continuing to suffer from “poor” command and control, low morale and recurring logistical problems, a senior US defense official told reporters Monday. Why it matters: Russia launched a major offensive in the Donbas last month that … Read more

Russian oligarchs’ assets to be targeted in Ukraine aid package, Schumer says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) said Sunday a $ 33 billion Ukraine aid package will include provisions for the US government to seize and sell Russian oligarchs’ assets, and give the proceeds to the invaded country. Why it matters: The US and other governments are moving to financially squeeze oligarchs with ties to Russian … Read more

Heroic ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ fighter doesn’t actually exist, Ukraine admits

The “Ghost of Kyiv” is a myth, Ukrainian officials admitted over the weekend. After several news outlets last week identified the legendary, mysterious, hero fighter pilot as a 29-year-old dad recently killed in battle with the Russians, military acknowledged Saturday that there was no such person. “The ghost of Kyiv is a superhero-legend, whose character … Read more

Pelosi makes unannounced trip to meet with Zelensky in Kyiv

CNN – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an unannounced trip to the Ukrainian capital on Saturday, becoming the most senior United States official to meet with President Volodymr Zelensky since the war broke out more than two months ago. Pelosi’s office confirmed the trip in a statement on Sunday, saying that the Speaker had led … Read more

Biden mourns American Willy Joseph Cancel killed in Ukraine

CNN – President Joe Biden expressed dismay Friday at the news that an American, Willy Joseph Cancel, was killed while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces. “It is very sad. He left a little baby behind, ”Biden told reporters at the White House where he was hosting a meeting of federal inspectors general. Cancel was killed fighting … Read more

Russians are several days behind their goal in Ukraine, Pentagon assesses

The Pentagon assesses that Russian forces are several days behind where they wanted to be at this point in eastern Ukraineaccording to a senior defense official. The Russians expected to be farther along in their goal to trap Ukrainian troops in the east and thought this would be accomplished by now, according to Pentagon assessments. … Read more

Zelenskyy meets with US secretaries of state and defense, Ukrainian official says

Kyiv, Ukraine – The US secretaries of state and defense met Sunday night with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the highest-level visit to the war-torn country’s capital by an American delegation since the start of Russia’s invasion, according to Zelenskyy’s adviser. “Yes, they’re meeting with the president. Let’s hope something will be decided on further … Read more

Zelensky says Blinken and Austin will visit Ukraine on Sunday

CNN – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Kyiv on Sunday. “I don’t think this is a secret that people from the US are coming to us tomorrow, State Secretary Mr. Blinken and the Defense Secretary (Lloyd Austin) who are … Read more