Blinken labels Russian attacks on Ukraine energy infrastructure ‘barbaric’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken called recent barrages of Russian missile strikes against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure “barbaric” on Wednesday, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to “freeze and starve Ukrainians.”. Ukraine says Russia has stepped up its attacks against energy infrastructure targets in recent weeks,...
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German parliament labels 1930s Ukraine famine as genocide

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s parliament on Wednesday approved a resolution recognizing as genocide Ukraine’s 1930s “Holodomor,” a famine believed to have killed more than 3 million Ukrainians under the repressive rule of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. The resolution was brought to the lower house, or Bundestag, by the three parties in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s governing coalition and the main opposition bloc. After a debate attended by Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, it passed with their support in a show of hands, while the two other opposition parties abstained. The vote comes days after Ukrainians marked the 90th anniversary of the start of the famine. The resolution states that “the mass deaths from hunger were not a result of failed harvests; the political leadership of the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin was responsible for them.” It adds that all things Ukrainian were “deeply suspect” to Stalin and notes that “the whole of Ukraine was affected by hunger and repression, not just its grain-producing areas.”
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President Zelensky Invites Elon Musk to Visit Ukraine

The peace plan proposed by Elon Musk to end the war between Russia and Ukraine after the Feb. 24 unprovoked Russian invasion still does not pass among the Ukrainians. Under the terms, the Ukrainians would have ceded Crimea to Russia, which was annexed by the Russians in 2014. Ukraine also would've had to renounce becoming a member of NATO and the European Union, two organizations that Russian President Vladimir Putin considers threats to his country's sovereignty.

Putin will carpet-bomb Ukraine unless the West acts

The strategically vital city of Kherson is back in the hands of Ukrainians, albeit under threat of Russian shelling and attacks on its electricity supply. But as combatants on both sides of an increasingly static firing line prepare for winter war, there are effectively two separate conflicts emerging: one on the land, the other in the air.

Woman from KC helps Ukrainians deal with stress of war

LEAWOOD, Kan. (KCTV) - A woman from Kansas City wants everyone to consider supporting the Ukrainian people, who are still dealing with the trauma of war. Jill Tupper is back in the U.S. after spending three months in Ukraine. She has seen firsthand the emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual toll the war is having. She has work with refugees and even the miliary to release the stress and overwhelming anxiety that comes with living in a battlefield.

Germany’s Bundestag recognizes 1930s Ukraine famine as genocide

The German Bundestag Wednesday voted to formally recognize the Holodomor, a man-made famine that decimated Ukraine in 1932 and 1933, as a genocide. According to the declaration, Soviet authorities demanded inflated quantities of grain from Ukrainian farmers and punished those who fell short with additional demands. Effected regions were cut off from the rest of the Soviet Union so that Ukrainians could not seek help or receive aid. As a result, approximately 3 to 3.5 million Ukrainians starved to death. Ukraine declared the Holodomor a genocide in 2006.

UK imposes fresh round of sanctions on Russian officials

The UK has announced a fresh round of sanctions against 22 Russians, including those the Foreign Office says were involved in enlisting criminals to fight in Ukraine. James Cleverly, the foreign secretary, said on Wednesday his department would target a new set of officials, including Denis Manturov, the deputy prime minister, who is responsible for troop equipment supplies.
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New Exploit Broker on the Scene Pays Premium for Signal App Zero-Days

Gray-market exploit brokers are alive and kicking, with the latest sign of this flourishing market coming in the form of a bidding war for Signal messaging app zero-days from a relatively new entrant. Russia-based OpZero went on the record recently with a $1.5 million offer for Signal remote code execution...

Shepherd’s Heart Ministries, a Local Montana Non-Profit Organization Provides Housing for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

In April 2022, leaders of Shepherd’s Heart Ministries – a faith-based nonprofit in Gallatin County, Montana – visited Poland to see how they can assist the Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. It only took around 1 month for the team to secure two housing facilities in Lublin and Warsaw. Around 25 families are currently taking shelter in these refugee accommodations and are benefiting directly from Shepherd’s Heart Ministries. The facility also gets visitors and other families coming in to collect supplies. The families have shared heart-warming videos on Thanksgiving appreciating everything the organization is doing for them.

Ukraine needs tanks, and the west should supply them. They could finish off Putin and Russia

In a 1941 speech on a Royal Navy ship, Winston Churchill directed his final comments to the US: “Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” After a significant victory in Kherson, and standing at the gates of Crimea facing a Russian army desperately trying to shore up its ramshackle defences, Ukraine has the troops and morale to defend what it has. However, despite some western assistance, the Ukrainians lack the tools – tanks, missiles and aircraft – to retake their land and impose strategic defeat on the Russians. If the west, and especially the US, is serious about helping to protect Ukraine, decisions on stepping up military assistance need to be made now. If Ukraine is to be able to secure its future after victory – assuming that is what the west truly wants – its forces need to begin to transition to Nato-standard equipment.
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Christiane Amanpour of CNN

QUESTION: — who has told you all that they need weapons faster, faster, and faster. So is it true that NATO is running out of ammunition for, for instance, artillery that the Ukrainians are using?. SECRETARY BLINKEN: Christiane, from day one – in fact, even before day one, before...