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War Between Russia and Ukraine Continues

War Between Russia and Ukraine Continues

Jonathan Buscher December 1, 2023

Already in its second year, the war between Ukraine and Russia continues to govern the lives of many in the region, with the EU and United States watching the continued unfolding carefully. Yet, there...

War in Ukraine Suddenly Stops

War in Ukraine Suddenly Stops

Jonathan Buscher April 4, 2023

DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE IS SATIRE AND IS MEANT FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. Slightly past the two-year point in the war between Russia and Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, the war aggressively...

The Russia-Ukraine War: Year Two Begins

The Russia-Ukraine War: Year Two Begins

Ava Kahn March 12, 2023

Year two of the war between Russia and Ukraine has begun. Many predict that the war will continue to progress and intensify due to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s persistence. Currently, Russia has...

Biden Makes Surprise Covert Trip to Ukraine

Biden Makes Surprise Covert Trip to Ukraine

Jonathan Buscher March 12, 2023

On Monday, February 20, 2023, President Biden visited Kyiv to discuss the ongoing war with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, representing the first time Biden has visited Ukraine since said war...

Ukraine Update: February 2023

Ukraine Update: February 2023

Jonathan Buscher February 5, 2023

With the war between Russia and Ukraine almost reaching a year, having started on February 24, 2022, there continue to be developments in the conflict including international support, attacks, and counterattacks...

Ukraines Grain Deal

Ukraine’s Grain Deal

Ava Kahn November 27, 2022

Ukraine is one of the largest exporters of wheat, corn, and sunflower oil. When war broke out between Ukraine and Russia, global food prices rose significantly. Following this, a deal was brokered by the...

Developments in Ukraine: November 2022

Developments in Ukraine: November 2022

Sanjay Palta-Hill November 27, 2022

Nearly nine months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainians received a huge morale boost after pushing Russian forces out of the city of Kherson. Kherson is a key city in southeastern Ukraine that...

Updates: War in Ukraine

Updates: War in Ukraine

Alexandra Saffman November 11, 2022

Over the past month, Russian bombing of infrastructure has hit close to a third of Ukraine’s power stations, and citizens have been encouraged to conserve energy, while millions have been left without...

Crimean Bridge Explosion a Huge Blow to Russia

Crimean Bridge Explosion a Huge Blow to Russia

Sanjay Palta-Hill October 27, 2022

On October 8, a huge explosion wrecked a significant portion of the Crimean Bridge. The bridge, also known as the Kerch Bridge, was the only physical connection between Crimea and mainland Russia. Spanning...

Ukrainian Civilians Targeted by Russia as War Tensions Rise

Ukrainian Civilians Targeted by Russia as War Tensions Rise

Jonathan Buscher October 27, 2022

Following the recent Ukrainian strike on the Kerch Bridge, which connects Russia to Crimea, and was acting as a major conduit for Russian military supplies, Putin responded by targeting civilians directly...

Ukraine Holds its Ground While Russia Promises More Offensive Measures

Ukraine Holds its Ground While Russia Promises More Offensive Measures

Alexandra Saffman October 9, 2022

Within the past month, Ukraine has recovered more than 3,000 square miles in its northeast sphere as well as in the southern Kherson region, while Russia has begun larger conscription measures, and has...

The Latest Ukraine vs. Russia Controversy

The Latest Ukraine vs. Russia Controversy

Ava Kahn August 25, 2022

The destructive war between Ukraine and Russia has been ongoing for months now and continues to be a major problem. There are a few main events occurring at this time. Ukraine and Russia have accused...

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