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Putin Shows No Mercy in Ukraine: Attack Kyiv with Brutal Missile Strike

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Russian anti-tank weapon. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Biden Proposes $33 Billion In Aid, Kyiv Hit With Missile Attack – President Joe Biden has requested $33 billion from Congress for additional security, military, and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine as the US and other countries from the West try to aid Ukraine in its fight to defend itself from Russian aggression

The president citing that “the cost of this fight, it’s not cheap, but caving new aggression is going to be more costly,” is seeking more than $20 billion in more military aid and security assistance.

The proposed aid package which is more than double what the US has already provided includes $8.5 billion in economic assistance and $3 billion for humanitarian assistance and to fight food insecurity.

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President Joe Biden meets with advisers before a phone call to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to discuss the debt ceiling, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith).

“At a very pivotal moment, we need this bill to support Ukraine in its fight for freedom, and our NATO allies, our EU partners, they’re going to pay their fair share of the costs as well.” 

 “But we have to do this. We have to do our part as well leading the alliance,” the president added. 

“We either back Ukrainian people as they defend their country or we stand by as the Russians continue their atrocities and aggression in Ukraine,” Biden said. “Every day, every day, the Ukrainians pay the price and the price they pay with their lives for this fight, so we need to contribute arms funding, ammunition, and the economic support to make their courage and sacrifice have a purpose so they can continue this fight and do what are doing.”

Ukraine War Update: Kyiv Hit With Airstrike During UN Chief’s Visit:

During the visit to Ukraine by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, Russia launched another missile strike against Kyiv which heavily damaged an apartment building and wounded 10 people. 

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A soldier from the Idaho Army National Guard, Charlie Company, 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team makes Idaho National Guard history with the first firing of a Javelin anti-tank missile.
In a historic moment of training for the Idaho Army National Guard, soldiers from Charlie Company, 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, fired the FGM – Javelin portable anti-tank missile on Sunday while conducting a series of field training exercises scheduled for the week on the Orchard Combat Training Center ranges.

Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief posted on his Twitter account that he was “Shocked and appalled about the Russian missile strikes on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. Russia demonstrates again its blatant disregard for intl law by bombarding a city while @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres is present, alongside Bulgarian PM @KirilPetkov,” he wrote. 

Guterres was blunt in his assessment that his organization, specifically, the UN’s Security Council had failed to prevent the Russian invasion and has thus far failed to stop the war. The 15 members of the UN Security Council, of which Russia is one of five permanent members, are tasked with ensuring peace and security around the world. 

The war, Guterres said, was “a source of great disappointment, frustration, and anger,” he said.

“Let me be very clear: [it] failed to do everything in its power to prevent and end this war,” he added.

One US and One British Citizen were Killed In Ukraine

A former US Marine and a British citizen have been killed fighting in Ukraine. Willy Joseph Cancel, 22, died fighting alongside Ukrainian troops against the Russian invasion, his family has acknowledged. 

Cancel had been working as a Corrections Officer in Tennessee but took a job as a military contractor with a company that was looking for troops to serve in Ukraine. After the Russians invaded on February 24, Cancel was hired by a contractor and flew to Poland on March 12. He then crossed over to Ukraine a day later.

According to his mother, the Ukrainians haven’t been able to retrieve his body yet. “They haven’t found his body,” Rebecca Cabrera said. “They are trying, the men that were with him, but it was either grab his body or get killed, but we would love for him to come back to us.”

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Also, a British citizen, identified as Scott Sibley, 36, was killed fighting with International Legion Ukraine, while two other UK citizens, who were providing humanitarian assistance in Ukraine been captured by Russian forces after they were stopped at a checkpoint while trying to evacuate a Ukrainian family.

Steve Balestrieri is a 1945 National Security Columnist. He has served as a US Army Special Forces NCO and Warrant Officer before injuries forced his early separation. In addition to writing for 19fortyfive.com, he has covered the NFL for PatsFans.com for more than 10 years and his work was regularly featured in the Millbury-Sutton Chronicle and Grafton News newspapers in Massachusetts.

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Steve Balestrieri is a 1945 National Security Columnist. He has served as a US Special Forces NCO and Warrant Officer before injuries forced his early separation. In addition to writing for 1945, he covers the NFL for PatsFans.com and his work was regularly featured in the Millbury-Sutton Chronicle and Grafton News newspapers in Massachusetts.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Alex

    April 29, 2022 at 10:45 am

    If someone wants to know the truth about the civil war in the Donbass, about all the atrocities of the Bandera clean-ups and why Russia was forced to intervene, then it is better to watch films by independent journalists. There are already many such journalists who fight for truth and freedom. For example, a documentary by the German journalist Wilhelm Domcke-Schulz.

    A documentary film about the war crimes of the Bandera Nazis during the period of Russia’s special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine is in production. It will be a real information bomb, where the war crimes of Bandera Nazis will be shown and proved.

    The documentary “Remember Odessa” tells how the Bandera Nazis burned Ukrainians alive and other heinous war crimes.

    The documentary “To Live and Die in Donbass” tries to fill this gaping information gap in the West. He looks into the tormented soul of the inhabitants of Donbass, who really want only one thing – to live self-determining according to their own rules and values. Not submitting to foreign forces and ideologies.

    In the east of Ukraine, in the Donbass, a war has been raging since the beginning of 2014. A civil war that claimed more than 15,000 lives over the years, including several hundred children. They had to die, because the national-fascist coup government in Kyiv, funded by the West, trained and militarily heavily armed, would not tolerate any resistance to their illegitimate rule, no matter the cost.

    Therefore, in April 2014, the putschists deployed the Ukrainian army, supported by dozens of right-wing extremist volunteer battalions, and have since bombed city centers, residential areas, schools, hospitals and infrastructure, killing civilians.

    This perennial crime has gone completely unnoticed by the Western public. Politicians and the media avoid this topic and reports about how the devil pours holy water. Because a public discussion about the crimes of the Ukrainian regime would reveal only one thing – with what mass murderers and terrorists the so-called “west of values” in Ukraine has a common language, if only to defend their goals and interests.

    Lend-lease is a commodity loan, and not cheap: for all the ammunition, equipment and food supplied by the United States, many future generations of Ukrainian citizens will pay. Zelensky is driving the country into a debt hole.

  2. Him

    April 29, 2022 at 10:55 am

    The really sad thing is, WW3 could be started over a deception. Putin convinces the Russian people that other countries are the Nazis, when in fact Putin and the Russians are the Nazis.

    Alex-troll copies and pastes his rant about how there are Nazis in Ukraine.

    Yes. There are Nazis in every country.

    But Alex needs to address this key issue:

    If a nation of 44 million people has a few Nazis, that does not cause that overall country to be characterised by Nazi-behaviour.

    For instance, the U.S., Britain, Australia might have a few Nazis – but that does not cause the overall country to be characterised by Nazi-behaviour.

    Whereas Russia, in the way it behaves, is like the modern Nazi embodiment. Remember, it is a tactic of cruel propagandists to accue others of exactly what they are doing themselves.

    It’s like Adolf Hitler accusing Britain of being Nazi, when it is Hitler who is the Nazi.

    Similarly, Putin accuses NATO of being Nazi, when it is Putin who is the Nazi.

    And, Alex, just by copying and pasting some videos — you need to answer, do those videos mean that the entire nation of Ukraine is characterised as a total Nazi nation?

    For example, there could be a few hundreds nice Russians – but that does mean that entire Russian nation is nice?

    The brutal shame is that Putin has convinced the Russian people that all the other nations are Nazi, when Putin is showing the characteristics of the Nazi.

    The Russian nation, overall, is characterised by Nazi behaviour.

    The Russian people, overall, are characterised by Nazi characteristics. And they accuse others of being what they are.

  3. Alex

    April 29, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    It’s nice to see how a young Bandera Nazi runs after me all over the site under different nicknames. Soon you will all meet in the same hellish cauldron with your dad Bandera.

    It’s good that their squeals cannot drown out the truth of independent journalists and researchers.

    The uneducated scarecrow does not know that about 200 nationalities live in Russia, and not just Russians. Also, the bastard does not know that in the east of Ukraine, the Bandera Nazis killed not Russians, but Ukrainians for 8 years.

    If someone wants to know the truth about the civil war in the Donbass, about all the atrocities of the Bandera clean-ups and why Russia was forced to intervene, then it is better to watch films by independent journalists. There are already many such journalists who fight for truth and freedom. For example, a documentary by the German journalist Wilhelm Domcke-Schulz.

    A documentary film about the war crimes of the Bandera Nazis during the period of Russia’s special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine is in production. It will be a real information bomb, where the war crimes of Bandera Nazis will be shown and proved.

    The documentary “Remember Odessa” tells how the Bandera Nazis burned Ukrainians alive and other heinous war crimes.

    The documentary “To Live and Die in Donbass” tries to fill this gaping information gap in the West. He looks into the tormented soul of the inhabitants of Donbass, who really want only one thing – to live self-determining according to their own rules and values. Not submitting to foreign forces and ideologies.

    In the east of Ukraine, in the Donbass, a war has been raging since the beginning of 2014. A civil war that claimed more than 15,000 lives over the years, including several hundred children. They had to die, because the national-fascist coup government in Kyiv, funded by the West, trained and militarily heavily armed, would not tolerate any resistance to their illegitimate rule, no matter the cost.

    Therefore, in April 2014, the putschists deployed the Ukrainian army, supported by dozens of right-wing extremist volunteer battalions, and have since bombed city centers, residential areas, schools, hospitals and infrastructure, killing civilians.

    This perennial crime has gone completely unnoticed by the Western public. Politicians and the media avoid this topic and reports about how the devil pours holy water. Because a public discussion about the crimes of the Ukrainian regime would reveal only one thing – with what mass murderers and terrorists the so-called “west of values” in Ukraine has a common language, if only to defend their goals and interests.

    Lend-lease is a commodity loan, and not cheap: for all the ammunition, equipment and food supplied by the United States, many future generations of Ukrainian citizens will pay. Zelensky is driving the country into a debt hole.

  4. CK

    April 29, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Ah, I see your tactic. You add a little shitty first paragraph so it doesn’t detect your duplicate post. Is this what it has come to now, you just posting the same exact post 2, 3, 4, 5 times per article?

    Wow, did they run out of paper in Russia, Alex? You guys can’t print new material? Literally using the same lines, over and over again, and now in duplicate in every post!

    Are you so defeated you can’t even come up with anything new? How sad. Now the idiot is talking about lend-lease at the end of his post, because he literally just copy + pasted it from another thread, with zero relevance to this one.

    Here’s a reminder:

    If someone wanted to know the truth about anything in Ukraine Alex, the last person they would go to is you.

    Paragraphs and paragraphs of bollocks, dubious claims about “independent journalists”, random documentarians, conspiracy theorists, deluded claims that of course, have no backup, lie after lie after lie.

    Classical Kremlin troll approach. Just flood the internet, the comments, the media, with tosh, doesn’t matter what it is, just make sure you write some old nonsense. Make sure to say the claim is supported by some dude in Germany, France, the states. If it’s a “documentary” (usually from youtube) then the better.

    Anything that victimises Russia, always the victim, always the bullied, never the problem. It’s always the Nazis. It’s always some pseudo-historical point.

    Anyone that has had the misfortune to study your “tactics” sees the forest for the trees, the pattern of lies, disinformation, blanketing of random claims, deflection, obfuscation, and other words beyond your vocabulary.

    It’s hopeless Alex. Your lies are as short as your intellect. What a pathetic job, to sit in your government shed, spreading your pathetic, government lies.

    A pathetic job for a truly pathetic man. A better match could not be made in heaven.

  5. Alex

    April 29, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    The distraught juvenile Bandera Nazi went crazy – that’s great 🙂

  6. Alex

    April 30, 2022 at 5:36 am

    According to the latest data, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania have prepared a secret document on the division of western Ukraine. Finally, the peoples of the west of Ukraine will get to Europe. But there is another document about what European countries will do with the Bandera Nazis, whom they hate. This development of events is not a secret; many analysts have written and continue to write about it. The good news is that the Ukrainians of the East will return to their Russian brothers, and we will return our original Polish territories. It’s just great!

  7. CK

    April 30, 2022 at 6:04 am

    Sometimes, I envy your delusions Alex. The world you live in must be fascinating!

    One minute you accuse us of being Bandera Nazis, the next that we will crush Bandera Nazis, one moment we are enemies, next moment we are “liberators” of Ukraine …

    Go easy on that Vodka man, I hear medical supplies are so low over there you’ll soon have to be using it to clean wounds!

  8. Alex

    April 30, 2022 at 7:53 am

    “NATO is a ploy, it is a structure whose purpose is to hide America’s dominance over Europe.”
    Charles de Gaulle.

    It must be understood that Europe will also be responsible for subordinating the United States. Questions “what are we for” are no longer important for Russia. If Europe wants to become a bargaining chip in the battle against Bandera’s Nazis, then so be it. Personally, I, like many acquaintances from Poland, are going to Russia. There are more chances to survive in Russia. And let the idiots die for US interests in Ukraine.

    P.S. Bandera troll CK, I stopped reading your nonsense. I don’t care about you and your screams. You will simply be destroyed in the same way as your Bandera ancestors were destroyed, just like the followers of Bandera are dying now. Ukrainians are a strong nation and they will clear their land of garbage like you and your kind.

  9. CK

    May 1, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Hey Alex, look at this! You’re in the news!

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/01/troll-factory-spreading-russian-pro-war-lies-online-says-uk

    “Russian internet trolls based in an old arms factory in St Petersburg are targeting world leaders online and spreading support for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the British government has said, citing research.”

    “The headquarters is allegedly located in rented space in St Petersburg’s Arsenal Machine-building Factory, a company that manufactures military equipment and technology.”

    “The study details how the Russian president’s regime is trying to manipulate public opinion on social media, as well as in the comments sections of major media outlets.”

    “The analysis suggests one main activity is “brigading”, to steer attention of discussion on social media and in comments sections of newspapers towards favoured opinions. Manipulation of polls in western media was also observed, including to skew the results of a survey on whether sanctions against Russia were supported.”

    Does this look like anyone we know? Also, sucks that they are making you work on a Saturday man! Is it that bad over there you guys can’t make ends meet?

    Does Sveta not have enough clients? Reach out man, we want to help!

    Here’s a reminder:

    If someone wanted to know the truth about anything in Ukraine Alex, the last person they would go to is you.

    Paragraphs and paragraphs of bollocks, dubious claims about “independent journalists”, random documentarians, conspiracy theorists, deluded claims that of course, have no backup, lie after lie after lie.

    Classical Kremlin troll approach. Just flood the internet, the comments, the media, with tosh, doesn’t matter what it is, just make sure you write some old nonsense. Make sure to say the claim is supported by some dude in Germany, France, the states. If it’s a “documentary” (usually from youtube) then the better.

    Anything that victimises Russia, always the victim, always the bullied, never the problem. It’s always the Nazis. It’s always some pseudo-historical point.

    Anyone that has had the misfortune to study your “tactics” sees the forest for the trees, the pattern of lies, disinformation, blanketing of random claims, deflection, obfuscation, and other words beyond your vocabulary.

    It’s hopeless Alex. Your lies are as short as your intellect. What a pathetic job, to sit in your government shed, spreading your pathetic, government lies.

    A pathetic job for a truly pathetic man. A better match could not be made in heaven.

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