News of the War
Russian forces are continuing their attempted push through Ukraine from multiple directions, while Ukrainians, led by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, are putting up “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials.
The attack began on Feb. 24 as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation.”
Russians moving from Belarus towards Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, don’t appear to have advanced closer towards the city since coming within about 20 miles, although smaller advanced groups have been fighting gun battles with Ukrainian forces inside the capital since at least Friday.
Russia has been met by sanctions from the U.S., Canada, and countries throughout Europe, targeting Russia’s economy and Putin himself.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted that the tower “is situated on the territory of Babyn Yar. On September 29-30, 1941, Nazis killed over 33 thousand Jews here. 80 years later, Russian Nazis strike this same land to exterminate Ukrainians. Evil and barbaric.”
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted, “What is the point of saying «never again» for 80 years if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar? At least 5 killed. History repeating.”
President Joe Biden and Zelenskyy discussed the attack on the TV tower that impacted the Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial on their call Tuesday, according to the White House.