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New $600 million US aid package for Ukraine unveiled as counteroffensive gains momentum

The United States will provide Ukraine with a new aid package valued at $600 million, officials confirmed on Thursday. It will include equipment to help integrate Ukraine’s air defense systems, ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), artillery rounds, electronic warfare and counter-electronic warfare equipment, demolition munitions and mine-clearing equipment, as well as funding […]

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US lawmakers accuse Russian dictator Vladimir Putin of committing genocide in Ukraine

US House Foreign Affairs Committee members have accused Russian dictator Vladimir Putin of committing genocide in Ukraine. Speaking on September 6 during a visit to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Committee chairperson Michael McCaul said Putin “tried to erase a culture, a people and a religion, and that is the definition of genocide.” […]

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Ukrainian MPs confirm appointment of Rustem Umerov as country’s new Defense Minister

Ukrainian MPs voted on September 7 to confirm the appointment of Rustem Umerov as the country’s new Defense Minister. Umerov previously headed Ukraine’s State Property Fund and also played key roles as a negotiator in prisoner exchanges with Russia and the UN-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative. He replaces Oleksii Reznikov in what is the biggest […]

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CNN report claims Elon Musk cut internet to Ukraine’s military as it was attacking Russian fleet

A new CNN report published on September 7 claims Elon Musk secretly ordered employees to turn off his company’s Starlink satellite communications network near the Crimean coast last year to disrupt a Ukrainian drone attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet on Russian-occupied Crimea. The report is based on an excerpt adapted from Walter Isaacson’s […]