Month: April 2022

Russia slowed by Ukrainian defense, Western officials say: Live updates

Russian forces have continued strikes across Ukraine in a bid to seize the Donbas, but their progress has been slower than expected, according to Western officials.  A senior U.S. Defense official, speaking to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, said that Ukraine’s strong defensive efforts have stalled Russia’s advance by “at least several days.”  […]
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Russia hits Kyiv; Zelenskyy was nearly captured

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia’s Vladimir Putin of trying to destroy the Donbas region and all who live there on Friday.  “The constant brutal bombardments, the constant Russian strikes on infrastructure and residential areas show that Russia wants to empty this territory of all people. Therefore, the defense of our land, the defense of […]
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Musk’s Twitter offer not enough to give all Americans $1M

The claim: With $40 billion, Elon Musk could have given everyone in the U.S. $1 million In the flurry of debate about Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s agreement to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, tens of thousands of social media users shared a tweet that significantly miscalculates the value of the roughly $44 billion Musk has promised to pay if the deal goes through. […]
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Russia hits Kyiv; Zelenskyy was nearly captured

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia’s Vladimir Putin of trying to destroy the Donbas region and all who live there on Friday.  “The constant brutal bombardments, the constant Russian strikes on infrastructure and residential areas show that Russia wants to empty this territory of all people. Therefore, the defense of our land, the defense of […]
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Russia hits Kyiv; Zelenskyy was nearly captured

A Russian missile strike targeting Kyiv killed at least one person shortly after a meeting in the city between U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called the attack an attempt to “humiliate” the U.N. Vira Hyrych, a journalist for the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe, died in the attack, which hit her residential building, […]
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