Tag: Ukraine

Senator’s Objection Derails Ukraine Aid Bill

The Senate hoped to pass nearly $40 billion in Ukraine aid before leaving town for the week. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had other plans. After senators and their staffers negotiated in private for hours to find a path forward, Paul objected to the deal that would have allowed Thursday afternoon votes on the funding and

Biden Calls for Regime Change in Russia

In a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday, Biden dramatically altered his rhetoric on Russia. President Joe Biden declared in his speech that Russia President Vladimir Putin should no longer lead his country. “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power,” Biden announced at the end of his address. His

Senators Mull Report Putin is Considering a Nuclear Attack

Senators in both parties are deeply concerned about a report that Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering the use of a small, targeted nuclear bomb seeking to decisively end the war in Ukraine. According to NBC News: One key senator, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he believed such an attack could force NATO allies, including the United

Multiple Members of Media Killed in Ukraine

In the past few days, two members of the American media were killed and two were injured while working on assignments in Ukraine. Noted Fox News videographer Pierre Zakrzewski was killed in the attack that hospitalized reporter Benjamin Hall. The two were traveling in the suburbs outside Kyiv when their vehicle was fired upon. “Pierre

Third Russian General is Killed in Ukraine, Russia Strikes Back Near Poland

Ukrainian officials say their forces killed the Russian Major General Andrey Kolesnikov, the third of his rank to die since the invasion began. Western officials have confirmed all three deaths of the generals, the equivalent of a US brigadier general. Ukraine did not release details about his death. Casualties among such high ranking officers suggests

Zelensky asks Congress for No-Fly Zone, Ban on Russian Oil

Congress took a video call from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Saturday morning with over 280 officials in attendance. According to The Hill: Over Zoom, Zelensky requested additional airplanes, a stoppage of oil purchases from Russia and the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukrainian airspace. Both Democrats and Republicans lauded Zelensky after their virtual meeting and pledged

Get Ready for $5 a Gallon Gas

Economic experts are warning Americans across the country will soon be paying $5 for a gallon of gas due to impacts from Russia’s war with Ukraine. Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, says fuel prices are up an astounding .20/gal from just one week ago. Industry data shows that’s a full dollar

Russia’s War on Ukraine: The First Day

Weeks of diplomatic stalemate have come to an end as Russia launched missile strikes throughout the entire country of Ukraine. Russia has launched “in total more than 160 missiles for airstrikes,” a senior US defense official told reporters Thursday. Russian forces have seized control of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine. Earlier Thursday, Ukrainian

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: The Last 24 Hours

There has been significant movement on multiple fronts in regard to the impending war in Ukraine in the last 24 hours. 1600 Daily has condensed and contextualized the events for readers below. Russia Legitimizes Separatist Territories:  Hours after signing decrees recognizing the independence of two separatist-held territories in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian

US Intel Shows Russia Gave Order to Invade Ukraine

The US has picked up intelligence showing Russian President Vladimir Putin has given military officials the order to invade Ukraine. Two people familiar with the intel spoke with NBC News: On Sunday, Biden convened a rare weekend meeting of the National Security Council focused on Ukraine, the White House said. Austin and Blinken, both newly