The European Union says it will begin shipping arms to Ukraine – the first time in its history it has supplied arms in a conflict…
On the Polish border, the BBC met women whose families had to split because of the war…
…The fire prompted fears of toxic fumes and residents were warned to close their windows and stay indoors…
Air raid sirens have sounded throughout the night in major cities across Ukraine, as the Russian invasion enters its fifth day.
More than half a million
people have fled their homes to escape the war in Ukraine, the UN says,
as heavy fighting continues across the country.
Today’s testimony under oath will likely shed no additional light on why Afghanistan has one of the most highly sophisticated military weapons system on the planet.
The Taliban has seized US weapons left in Afghanistan worth billions — possibly including 600,000 assault rifles, some 2,000 armored vehicles, and 40 aircraft, including Black Hawks, according to reports.
The US gave the Afghan military an estimated $28 billion in weaponry between 2002 and 2017 — including seven brand new helicopters delivered to Kabul just a month ago.
The war chest also included the supply of at least 600,000 infantry weapons — including M16 assault rifles — as well as 162,000 pieces of communication equipment and 16,000 night-vision goggles.
In just two years from 2017 to 2019, the US gave 7,035 machine guns, 4,702 Humvees, 20,040 hand grenades, 2,520 bombs and 1,394 grenade launchers, The Hill noted, citing a report last year from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).[Source]
Not a problem:
F-16 Fighting Falcon, Image from the United States Air Force.
How much is an F-15 worth, anyway? As much as $87 million USD. How about a Black Hawk helicopter?
About $6 million USD.
Top Pentagon officials are set to appear on Capitol Hill, giving lawmakers the first opportunity to grill them for the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent fallout, which saw 13 U.S. service members killed and a retaliatory airstrike kill multiple innocent victims.
…The Bank of Russia raised the rate from 9.5% after the rouble sank 30%
after new Western sanctions. The currency then eased back to stand 20%
The EU is taking the unprecedented step of sending arms to Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.
Comment by tonytran2015: Independence requires the will to fight against occupation.
Russian troops are now inside the country’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, where they are fighting Ukrainian soldiers on the streets.
The Ukrainian soldiers are seen firing rocket-propelled grenades on street corners…
After these were posted, BBC corrected their propaganda: https://www.bbc.com/news/60528276