After 6 Months of Warfare, US Publicizes One other $3 Billion in Support to Ukraine on Nation’s Independence Day

It is a bittersweet time in Ukraine as Wednesday marks each 6 months of combating Russia’s invasion, and 31 years of independence from the Soviet Union. 

Concern has overshadowed freedom celebrations as Ukraine officers warn the Russians may use their independence vacation to focus on populated cities. 

A number of media reviews point out the U.S. shared intelligence with Ukraine in regards to the heightened threat of Russian strikes on civilians on the town facilities. Ukraine police have elevated patrols, together with strict enforcement of the nighttime curfew. Public celebrations are banned. 

Ukrainians, nonetheless, stay defiant regardless of the Kremlin menace. 

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy commemorated the vacation with prayer in Kyiv. Prayers for peace additionally got here from the Vatican as attendees held Ukrainian flags whereas Pope Francis denounced the struggle and lack of life on either side. 

As bloody battles proceed all through the area, the U.S. is pledging extra assist with one other huge navy support bundle: $3 billion for weapons and gear. In an announcement, President Joe Biden stated, “In the present day and day-after-day, we stand with the Ukrainian individuals to proclaim that the darkness that drives autocracy is not any match for the flame of liberty that lights the souls of free individuals in every single place. 

The struggle is drudging on. Russian missiles focused Kharkiv Monday night time. Ukraine additionally accuses Russia of renewed shelling on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant, deliberately placing radioactive mud into the air. The danger of a nuclear catastrophe led to a number of international locations asking for peace at one other emergency United Nations assembly. 

“Why on earth is a nuclear facility getting used as a staging floor for struggle by Russian forces?” requested U.S. Deputy Consultant to the U.N. Richard Mills. 

The U.N. estimates roughly 5,500 civilians have been killed because the struggle started on February 24. Greater than 6 million refugees have left the nation.  

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After 6 Months of Warfare, US Publicizes One other $3 Billion in Support to Ukraine on Nation's Independence Day

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