Currents News Staff
Chaos and devastation continues as Russia intensifies its assault on Ukraine. Russian missiles hit a large military base near the western city of Lviv, killing at least 35 people and leaving more than 130 injured, according to local authorities.
The attack, not far from Poland, draws the war even closer to the borders of a NATO country. Russian forces also opened fire on two American journalists, killing one while wounding the other, according to Kyiv police.
“We crossed the checkpoint, and they started shooting at us,” said American journalist Juan Arredondo, “so, the driver turned around, but they kept shooting.”
There have been heavy explosions and multiple casualties after authorities say a residential building in the Ukrainian capital was hit by shelling.
“Sick kids fleeing on makeshift medical trains,” said First Lady of the United States Jill Biden, “the unthinkable bombing of a maternity ward, parents weeping over their children’s broken bodies in the street.”
U.S. officials say Russia has asked China for military support – including drones – as well as economic assistance. Both countries deny the request was made.
“We will not stand by and allow any country to compensate Russia for its losses from the economic sanctions,” said National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
Meanwhile – the fourth round of talks between Ukraine and Russia were put on hold until Tuesday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will give a virtual address to U.S. congress on Wednesday.