A missile attack by Russia into Ukraine struck right next door to the hotel where representatives of the United Nations were staying. No U.N. staff were there, but this is being viewed as one of Russia’s boldest attacks yet. Too close.
Still, at least ten people were hurt after the missiles struck a residential building. It partially destroyed two floors.
This happened less than an hour after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
We are getting word that an American has died in the fighting in Ukraine. CNN is reporting that Willy Joseph Cancel died while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces.
Cancel’s family says the 22-year-old was working with a private military contractor. His mother tells CNN her son was fighting with people “from all different countries.”
I think this is going to turn into a big story. Besides the death of an American in Ukraine, how many private contractors do we have over there? I’m not surprised. In fact, I expected it.
President Biden is asking Congress for an additional $33 billion for security, military and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine.
The President said, “At a 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 fare share of the costs as well.”
The President is also doubling down on efforts to publish Vladimir Putin’s cronies by seizing and repurposing their assets. Things like luxury yachts and homes being sold. That money is helping Ukraine. It ain’t easy being an oligarch these days.
Heading into the weekend, this war continues. Again, I say, I think it’s going to go on for a long time.