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A sign supporting Ukrainian refugees in London. So far, European politicians have not called the wave of Ukrainian refugees a crisis.

More than 6.3 million Ukrainians have fled their country since Russia first invaded in late February 2022 - refugees that are political pawns of Russian President Vladimir Putin, intended to politically destabilize the European Union and NATO. Read more»

During a speech he was giving in Poland, President Joe Biden improvised and said, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” He was talking about Vladimir Putin. After he said it, everyone lost their (minds) because it’s never official U.S. policy to remove foreign leaders…except when it is. Read more»

The White House announced a wave of new sanctions against Russia on Thursday while pledging to send more humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and welcome up to 100,000 refugees. Read more»

A Capitol staffer handed out Ukraine-U.S. flag pins to lawmakers attending Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to Congress on Wednesday.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday invoked the Pearl Harbor attacks ahead of World War II and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while urging the United States to do more to stop the Russian war against his country. Read more»

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly called for NATO countries to institute a "no-fly zone" over his embattled nation. He addressed the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, invoking memories of the Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks to evoke sympathy as Russian rockets continue to batter Ukraine. Read more»

As Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky virtually addressed Congress today, I wondered, “What did they do with Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, and Madison Cawthorn? For that matter, how dare any member of the Republican Party attend who had refused to impeach Donald Trump for his attempt to extort the Ukrainian president? Read more»

Sunday in Downtown Tucson, protesters condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

More than 1 million Ukrainians are now refugees, having left their homes as Russia invaded. Hundreds of thousands more are displaced inside that country, such as Veronika, who told the Tucson Sentinel her family's story. Read more»

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky went from being an actor, the voice of Ukraine's version of Paddington Bear, and the winner of the first season of Ukraine’s Dancing with the Stars (that’s a thing?) to being the man inspiring his nation to fight. Read more»

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the demise of the Soviet Union 'the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'

The Russian invasion places Ukraine at the center of a struggle reminiscent of the Cold War when Germany and its capital city Berlin were split in two, dividing Western democracy and Russian communism - this time the ideological battle lines will be between democracies and autocracies. Read more»

Police talk to a woman, in pink pants, who tried to paint 'murder' on the sidewalk in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 24, 2020, the day after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Russian immigrants and longtime Arizona residents react with sadness and embarrassment for Russia as weeks of Russian aggression and "political games" culminated in Thursday’s invasion of Ukraine. Read more»

The Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 24, 2020.

The United States and Western allies stepped up economic sanctions on Russia, limiting Russia’s ability to use international currency while freezing roughly $1 trillion in assets held by Russian banks and also halting U.S. exports to Russia of products used for high-tech industries. Read more»

Donald Trump is Putin’s puppet. He is Putin’s poodle. Donald Trump can’t get over his man-crush on Vladimir Putin. Read more»

Street art in London in 2014.

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the ensuing and needless slaughter of thousands of soldiers and civilians, seems all but inevitable now. “So, what do I care?” some of us may be asking ourselves. “It’s not our fight.” Read more»

While Russian leader Vladimir Putin continues to rattle his sabre and threaten to invade Ukraine, the U.S. and NATO have said they'll use every economic lever available to deter aggression. Read more»

C.J. Pfutzner, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory mechanical engineer, runs to get on station to man the fire hose as Steven Tuttle, NRL combustion and reacting transport section head, adjusts the NRL-developed emulsified crude oil burner system’s airflow to administer emissions testing for the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement at the NRL Chesapeake Bay Detachment in 2019.

The United States and other countries have said they are committed to reducing military emissions - a major producer of greenhouse gases, with more emissions than many industrialized nations - but there is no consistent methodology and reporting requirement for emissions. Read more»

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