Black Hot Fire Network
February 23, 2024
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, traveled to Ukraine on Friday for a visit meant to show American solidarity with a democratic ally under attack by Russia and increase the pressure on Republicans to drop their opposition to additional U.S. aid. The trip, Mr. Schumer’s first official one to Ukraine, comes at a critical time, […]
As the war in Ukraine reaches its one-year anniversary, the domestic political debate about continued US support for Kyiv is heating up. One important constituency in that debate are Black Americans, as they form a significant and disproportionately large share of the US military and are a key base of support for the Democratic […]
The U.S. has announced more than 500 sanctions on Russia, its enablers, and its war machine on Friday as the world marks two years since Russia attacked Ukraine. This is the largest single tranche since the start of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion, administration . . .
February 21, 2024
Nick Starichenko/Shutterstock Ksenia Karelina, 33, was arrested while visiting her parents in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. CNN — A US-Russian dual citizen was arrested in Russia on charges of treason for allegedly donating just $51 . . .
February 19, 2024
CNN — As funding for Ukraine faces an uncertain future in Congress, the US Army has been left to foot the bill for hundreds of millions of dollars in support for Ukraine’s war effort against Russia over the last few months — and Army officials are increasingly concerned that without new funding, they will have to begin pulling money from . . .
February 18, 2024
Angle down icon An icon in the shape of an angle pointing down. Ukraine Army during tank training. Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu via Getty Images House GOP leaders are standing in the way of a Senate-backed $95 billion aid bill. The bill would provide about $60 billion to Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia. The […]
Many politicians and officials used the moment to press that Ukraine would lose the war without the $60 billion more in U.S. military aid currently awaiting a vote in the House. But they also sounded far from certain about what a victory might look like for Ukraine even with that boost. The conference comes as […]
US president warns of further losses of Ukrainian territory if Congress does not renew military aid. United States President Joe Biden has said he assured Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy that he is confident Congress will renew military aid to repel Russia after its forces captured the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka. “I spoke with Zelenskyy this afternoon […]
February 17, 2024
During a speech at the Munich Security Conference, Vice President Kamala Harris vowed that the United States would help Ukraine in its war against Russia for “as long as it takes” as fighting in the region continues and nears its second anniversary. “So, as we move forward, the President and I […] will continue to […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with congressional leaders in Washington late last year he told them privately what is now public: With U.S. weapons, they could win the war against Russia, but without them Russian President