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Pentagon set to send $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine once bill clears Senate and Biden

Apr. 23, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to send $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Tuesday as the Senate moved ahead on long-awaited legislation to fund the weapons Kyiv desperately needs to stall gains being made by Russian forces in the war. The...

Aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan advances in Senate with big bipartisan vote

Apr. 23, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to move ahead with $95 billion in war aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, bringing the bill to the brink of passage after months of delays and contentious internal debate over how involved the United States should be abroad. ...

UK puts its defense industry on 'war footing' and gives Ukraine $620 million in new military aid

Apr. 23, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.K. prime minister said Tuesday the country is putting its defense industry on a “war footing” by increasing defense spending to 2.5% of GDP by the end of the decade, and pledged to send arms worth 500 million pounds ($620 million) to Ukraine. Prime...

A Russian strike on Kharkiv's TV tower is part of an intimidation campaign, Ukraine's Zelenskyy says

Apr. 23, 2024 11:52 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said a Russian missile strike that smashed a prominent skyline television tower in Kharkiv was part of the Kremlin’s effort to intimidate Ukraine’s second-largest city, which in recent weeks has come under increasingly frequent...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 23, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 22, 2024. Editorial: These Missouri and Kansas Republicans in Congress finally did right by Ukraine We don’t get that many chances to say, “Well done, House Speaker Mike Johnson,” or “Yay you, some (but not others) of the Missouri and...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Apr. 23, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 22, 2024. Editorial: These Missouri and Kansas Republicans in Congress finally did right by Ukraine We don’t get that many chances to say, “Well done, House Speaker Mike Johnson,” or “Yay you, some (but not others) of the Missouri and...

Biden will send Ukraine air defense weapons, artillery once Senate approves, Zelenskyy says

Apr. 22, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday the U.S. will send badly needed air defense weaponry once the Senate approves a massive national security aid package that includes $61 billion for Ukraine. Zelensky said in a posting on X...

Aid approval brings Ukraine closer to replenishing troops struggling to hold front lines

Apr. 22, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian commander Oleksiy Tarasenko witnessed a frightening shift last month in Russia's efforts to punch through Kyiv’s defense of the industrial region known as the Donbas. Standing against Russia’s unyielding advance in the strategic front-line town of...

Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'

Apr. 21, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Western leaders on Sunday welcomed a desperately needed aid package passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Kremlin warned that passage of the bill would “further ruin” Ukraine and cause more deaths. Ukrainian commanders and...

Today in History: April 21, Prince dies at age 57

Apr. 21, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 21, the 112th day of 2024. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 2016, Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times, was found dead at...