Russia Ramps Up Strikes on Ukraine
Key Facts: Russia has ramped up strikes on Ukraine over the past week, sending cruise missiles and munition-carrying drones into the capital of Kyiv.
Key Quotes: "These strikes can break neither Ukraine’s spirit nor our resolve to support Ukraine. The United States will continue to provide vital economic, humanitarian, and security assistance so Ukraine can defend itself and take care of its people," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a press statement.
For Context: The attacks came in retaliation after an explosion damaged a bridge between Ukraine and Crimea. The damaged bridge had been built by Russia after annexing Crimea in 2014, and Ukraine views the bridge as a military target that helps sustain Russia's war effort by facilitating transporation of arms and troops.
How the Media Covered it: Some right-rated sources focused more on the setbacks Russia has faced in recent weeks amid a successful Ukrainian counteroffensive. Some left-rated sources focused on how Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has again called on world leaders to declare Russia a terrorist state.
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