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Ukrainian Attorney Provides Insight into Russian War Crimes as Russia Launches New Donbas Offensive

As Russian forces begin a new offensive centered around the Ukrainian oblasts of Luhansk and Donetsk, The Outlook has conducted an interview with Katerina Prokopishina, a Ukrainian Attorney investigating Russian war crimes currently residing in Odessa, Ukraine. Professsor Polina Amburg of Monmouth University, whose perspective on the Ukrainian war we’ve shared in the last issue, […]

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Russian Forces Accused of Committing War Crimes in Ukraine; President Biden calls for Trial Against Putin

With the withdrawal of Russian military forces from in and around Kyiv’s suburbs, Ukrainian forces re-entering towns have made a shocking discovery: bodies covering the streets, sites of mass graves, ruined infrastructure, alongside looted stores and homes. In the suburb of Bucha in particular, just an hour drive from Kyiv, the scene was particularly bleak. […]

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Russia and Ukraine Hold Peace Talks in Istanbul

Delegations from Russia and Ukraine met in Istanbul this week to begin another round of peace talks between the two countries since Russia’s invasion last month. The talks come amidst a backdrop of the Russian military failing to achieve their goals, and the Ukrainian military seeing success in preventing the Russian military from capturing major […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Begins her Supreme Court Hearings; Federal Reserve Announces New Interest Rates

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Joe Biden’s nomination to fill Justice Breyer’s seat to the Supreme Court and the first Black woman nominated to the position, had her first Senate confirmation hearing this week. Judge Jackson, who has been confirmed by the Senate three separate times for other judicial appointments, began her hearing by recounting her […]

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Russian Forces Invade Ukraine; West Reacts by Applying Sanctions as Ukrainian Forces Mount Resistance

In the early hours of the Feb. 24, 6 a.m. Moscow Time, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced what he called a “special military operation” in Eastern Ukraine. In this speech, Putin stated that Russia seeks the “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine. Shortly after Putin’s announcement, ballistic and cruise missile strikes were reported in the Ukrainian […]

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Russia and Ukraine: A Crisis Update

Concerns over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine have continued to grow this past week, with six Russian naval vessels entering the Black Sea amidst the highest state of combat readiness for Russian ground forces in the region, bolstering Russia’s force posture to the highest levels seen since 2014. In a bid to defuse the […]

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News from Around the Country

California’s state legislature decided on Monday that a single payer healthcare bill, AB 1400, would not be brought to the floor for a vote after its author Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) said it did not have enough votes to pass, much to the disgruntlement of California’s Nurses Association. The Nurses Association is a nurse union […]