World and national security reporter @politico covering Russia's war in Ukraine. 12+ years in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. email@example.com. DM for Signal.
Pink bucket hats are gonna be the hot summer item in Ukraine, aren’t they?
Powerful VR project. You can now take virtual tours of the Kyiv region towns where Russian forces destroyed buildings and homes, murdered, raped, and plundered. Visit the Virtual Museum of War Memory: h/t @jane_in_vain
Zelensky’ late-night address: Day 17 of the war is over. “The Russian invaders cannot conquer us. They do not have such strength. They do not have such spirit. They rely only on violence. Only on terror. Only on weapons, of which they have a lot.”
Day 12 of Russia’s full-on invasion of Ukraine. Where’s President Zelensky? “I’m staying in Kyiv. In my office. I’m not hiding. And I’m not afraid of anyone.” The comic turned president has truly become a wartime leader.
Zelensky: “Our military managed to replenish its arsenal due to the many pieces of equipment it took on the battlefield. Enemy tanks, armored vehicles, ammo will now work for our defense. What could be more humiliating for the invaders? We’ll beat the enemy with its own weapons.”
New Zelensky address: “There is no blood on our flag. There are no and will never be black spots on it. There are no and will never be any swastikas on it. The Ukrainian flag is the land. Peaceful, fertile, golden and without tanks… So it was. And so it will be.”