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From Athens, With Love: A Benefit for Ukraine


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Concert to benefit https://uafirstaid.com/, an organization founded by Ukrainian Ohio U students who returned to Ukraine at the start of the war to help their people by providing tactical medical supplies direct to soldiers and hospitals in Ukraine. Musical performances by Athens’ own Hill Spirits, PLUS album release event with solo and joint sets by… Read More

President Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House earlier this month.

Biden asks Congress for $33 billion in aid for Ukraine as war drags on


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration is asking Congress for $33 billion in funding to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than double the $14 billion in support authorized so far, senior administration officials told reporters in a briefing Thursday morning ahead of President Biden’s remarks on the additional assistance. The money… Read More

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Benefit for Ukraine at Little Fish Brewing Company


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Join us Wednesday, April 20, from 3 – 10 pm, for a benefit for the people of Ukraine. $1 from every draft beer and $1 from all Ukrainian food specials donated to Razom Emergency Response, for medical supplies for Ukrainian citizens & soldiers. razomforukraine.org/razom-emergency-response/ Special beer release: “WEkraine” Anti-Imperialism Imperial Stout imperial milk stout aged… Read More

Ukraine's UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks at the United Nations in New York

The UN ousts Russia from Human Rights Council

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s leading human rights body over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, which the United States and Ukraine have called tantamount to war crimes. Russia is the second country to have its membership rights stripped at… Read More

The NATO flag flies in the wind

NATO to deploy more troops near Ukraine as Russia’s military aims remain ‘out of reach’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — NATO announced Thursday it was increasing the number of multinational troops that will be deployed to four NATO member countries near Ukraine, including Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Retired Lt. Gen. Doug Lute, who served on the National Security Council staff and was U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Obama administration,… Read More

A demonstrator, holding a Ukrainian flag, participates in a demonstration called by 70 associations in support of Ukraine on the square of Paris' town hall on Thursday.

Can Ukraine win the war? These analysts think so. Here’s how it might unfold

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — When the invasion of Ukraine began three weeks ago, many thought it would end quickly because of Russia’s military strength. But as the war drags on and Ukraine digs in, two questions are increasingly being asked: Can Ukraine win this war, and what will it take? While Russia has occupied the… Read More

Ohio Republican Party chairwoman, Jane Timken addresses the crowd to announce the initial results of Issue 1 and the gubernatorial race.

Russia business deals muddy GOP US Senate primary in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several Republicans competing for the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate in Ohio are facing scrutiny for their ties to Russia as the country intensifies its war against Ukraine. Much of the attention has focused on former Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken, whose husband’s family runs a company that… Read More

In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office and posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv.

In a virtual address, President Zelenskyy call on the U.S. to ‘do more’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a virtual address to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday morning. His remarks come as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its third week. The Ukrainian president spoke to many lawmakers over a Zoom call earlier this month as Congress seeks to help his country fend off… Read More

President Joe Biden delivers an address with American flags behind him

Biden moves to revoke Russia’s trade relations status amid war in Ukraine

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Updated March 11, 2022 at 11:10 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden on Friday announced that he will work with Congress on legislation to revoke Russia’s permanent normal trade relations status because of its invasion of Ukraine. That would mean Russia would be one of only three countries to not have normal trade… Read More

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova speaks to media as Turkish Foreign Minister, Russian Foreign Minister and Ukraine's Foreign Minister meet for talks in Antalya

High-level talks between Russia and Ukraine end with no breakthrough

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia on Thursday met in the highest-level negotiations between the two nations since Russia invaded eastern Ukraine more than two weeks ago. The talks, held in Antalya, Turkey, were the fourth set of diplomatic discussions thus far, and like the previous efforts, failed to lead… Read More

Protesters in Boston call for a ban on Russian oil at a rally

Biden announces Russian oil import ban and warns gas prices could increase even more

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Updated March 8, 2022 at 12:28 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on U.S. imports of Russian oil and gas — the latest move to try to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine. “The United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy,” Biden said. “That means Russian… Read More

Part of the Carpathians Mountains in Ukraine

‘Kindred lands’: Scholar talks similarities between Appalachia and Ukraine

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Ohio Valley ReSource · ‘Kindred lands’: Scholar talks similarities between Appalachia and Ukraine LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — Though they’re about 5,000 miles apart, Appalachia has a lot in common with Ukraine, especially the rugged Carpathian Mountains in the western side of the country. A group of scholars has been exploring the parallels between the two regions for years…. Read More

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Ohio leaders call for pension funds to pull investments in Russian-backed assets

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There’s new movement by state government to show support for Ukraine as it battles an invasion by Russia. Attorney General Dave Yost has asked Ohio’s five public pension funds to pull all $112 million in their Russian-based investments out. He writes in a letter: “This is a matter of moral imperative,… Read More

Ukraine's UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks at the United Nations in New York

The U.N. approves a resolution demanding Russia end the invasion of Ukraine

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Updated March 2, 2022 at 12:46 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday approved a non-binding resolution condemning Russia for invading Ukraine and demanding that it withdraw its military forces. The vote came after a series of speeches during which the majority of countries called on Russia to end… Read More

A bottle of Russian Standard vodka in an ice bucket

Boycotts of Russian products and groups spread, but the effects may be limited

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As world governments step up their penalties against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, businesses and consumers are protesting the country with sanctions of their own. A growing range of Russian businesses, organizations and individuals are facing boycotts over their country’s invasion of Ukraine. Clearing vodka from the shelves is largely… Read More

A cityscape on February 23, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine

Russia invades Ukraine as explosions are heard in Kyiv and other cities

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Updated February 24, 2022 at 5:23 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As Russian military forces and Russian-backed separatists continued striking targets across Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the public to remain calm while declaring martial law. Missile strikes and military barrages struck Ukrainian targets from the country’s northern, eastern and… Read More

President Biden speaks about Ukraine at the White House Tuesday.

Biden says Russia’s military moves are the beginning of an invasion of Ukraine

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Updated February 22, 2022 at 3:26 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Russia’s decision to order troops into parts of eastern Ukraine is “the beginning of a Russian invasion,” President Biden said Tuesday as he announced a new set of sweeping sanctions targeting Russia’s ability to do business with the West. The moves by Russia… Read More