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Biden details new Russian sanctions as death toll climbs in Ukraine

'Putin chose this war,' President Joe Biden said on Thursday afternoon. Ukraine says Russian troops have taken control of Chernobyl nuclear site. Clinton, Bush condemn Putin's actions against Ukraine. Editor's note: This page reflects the Russian invasion into Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24. Follow the latest news and updates as...
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CNBC

Fresh sanctions on Russia roll in as Biden authorizes more troops to Germany

This is CNBC's live blog tracking Thursday's developments in Russia's attack on Ukraine. See below for the latest updates. Russia launched an invasion against neighboring Ukraine on Thursday using land, air and naval forces. In the capital of Kyiv, air raid sirens have sounded and a stay-at-home order has been...
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NATO puts warplanes on alert, to increase troop presence on eastern flank

BRUSSELS, Feb 24 (Reuters) - NATO on Thursday ordered its military commanders to intensify preparations to defend allied territory after Russia invaded Ukraine, putting hundreds of warplanes and ships on alert and agreeing to increase troop numbers on its eastern flank. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he had convened a...
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Financial Times

Ukraine latest: Explosions reported in Kyiv and eastern Ukraine cities

Ukrainian UN ambassador calls for Russia to give up security council presidency following invasion. Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya demanded that Russia relinquish its presidency of the UN Security Council, accusing Putin of declaring war on Ukraine in a terse exchange with Russia’s ambassador. “The ambassador...
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Statement by the North Atlantic Council on Russia's attack on Ukraine

We condemn in the strongest possible terms Russia’s horrifying attack on Ukraine, which is entirely unjustified and unprovoked. Our thoughts are with all those killed and injured, and with the people of Ukraine. We also condemn Belarus for enabling this attack. This renewed attack is a grave violation of...
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NATO Allies condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms

“NATO Allies condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. “We call on Russia to immediately cease its military action, withdraw its forces from Ukraine, and choose diplomacy.” “We fully support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and Ukraine’s right of self-defence” Mr. Stoltenberg added.
Military.com

Why Can't NATO Admit Ukraine Has No Chance of Joining?

The opinions expressed in this op-ed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Military.com. If you would like to submit your own commentary, please send your article to opinions@military.com for consideration. NATO Gambles with Ukrainian Lives in Standoff with Russia by Ignoring Reality. Now...

Gallego talks up NATO, voices support for Ukraine as Russia invades

Rep. Ruben Gallego argued this week that the United States should, in conjunction with NATO, help Ukraine against Russia in order to protect U.S. national security and maintain moral standing as the world's superpower. Hours before Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Gallego, D-Ariz., advocated for President Joe Biden to send military aid to Kyiv and troops to neighboring NATO countries,...
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Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the recognition by Russia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ''People’s Republics''

In 2015, the United Nations Security Council, which includes Russia, reaffirmed its full respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Donetsk and Luhansk are part of Ukraine. Moscow continues to fuel the conflict in eastern Ukraine by providing financial and military support to the separatists. It is...
U.S. Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Call with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke tonight with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to condemn Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack on Ukraine and discuss the Alliance’s coordinated response. The Secretary and the Secretary General also discussed further steps to ensure the security of Allied territory, especially on NATO’s Eastern Flank. Secretary Blinken stressed that the U.S. commitment to NATO’s Article 5 is ironclad.

Gas prices are on the rise as Russia launches invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine is half a world away, but now that Russian President Vladimir Putin has invaded the country, Americans will likely feel some shock waves at the gas pump and in grocery stores, experts said. Food and gas prices, which are already high because of pandemic-induced inflation and supply chain problems...
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