One Year Anniversary of War in Ukraine Marked With No End in Sight


A man holds a banner during a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. A traditional Slavic ally, Serbia has maintained friendly relations with Russia despite the invasion and has refused to join Western sanctions designed to punish Moscow for the aggression. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and military experts point to more misery with no end in sight. Here’s US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin: “Putin made some really bad assumptions. He assumed that the world…wouldn’t care… They would stand by and…watch this happen. Of course, that didn’t happen.”

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, the President Biden called Russia’s assault on Ukraine an unprovoked, premeditated attack on the people of Ukraine. Just this past week in Poland, the president framed the war in Ukraine as a test of global democracy. He said Putin is confronted with the fact democracies have grown stronger, while autocrats around the world have gotten weaker. And added that NATO support for Ukraine won’t waiver.

Austin says more than 50 countries are working together to help get Ukraine what it needs.

“As we pull these pieces together, I think the Ukrainians are gonna have a pretty good capability by the time that they look to launch their next offensive.”

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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