Updates from Ukraine
⚡️Finland to send military personnel to UK to train Ukrainian soldiers.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 9, 2022
About 20 Finnish service personnel will participate in the British training program for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The trainers will join up to 120 Swedish and 225 Canadian instructors.
The goal of the program, created in June by outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is to provide basic soldier training to approximately 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers every 120 days. In July, at least 1,500 Ukrainian soldiers were already training in the U.K.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 9, 2022
Our editorial about @amnesty: "The report was precisely what Russia has been waiting for: A carte blanche to continue to target civilian infrastructure…All Russia has to do now after an attack on a hospital is point to Amnesty’s report as justification."https://t.co/eH4ZimOcby— Anastasiia Lapatina (@lapatina_) August 8, 2022
World Bank Group today announced $4.5 billion in additional financing mobilized for Ukraine under the Public Expenditures for Administrative Capacity Endurance in Ukraine Project, which aims to help Ukraine's Government meet urgent needs created by war.#StandWithUkraine️— UkraineWorld (@ukraine_world) August 8, 2022
🎙️ War in Ukraine | Rebuilding Ukraine— Chatham House (@ChathamHouse) August 9, 2022
In this final episode of our podcast series, we speak to @VPrystaiko and Georgiy Kassianov on what it will take for 🇺🇦 to recover from the invasion.
Listen 🎧 in full:https://t.co/ZTvWILM6S9
I'm grateful to the people of 🇺🇸 and @POTUS personally for allocating another unprecedented security aid package of $1 billion to🇺🇦. Every dollar of such aid is a step towards defeating the aggressor. We'll always remember leadership support of 🇺🇸 at a time when it's most needed!— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) August 8, 2022
Deeply grateful to our trusted ally, the United States, and to @SecBlinken for this timely and essential security package that will help us defeat the ongoing Russian aggression. This move proves that Ukraine and the U.S. enjoy a high level of trust and cooperation 🇺🇦🇺🇸 https://t.co/4BFrIueIKE— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) August 8, 2022
Speaker @r_stefanchuk: russia is resorting to nuclear terrorism.— Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – Ukrainian Parliament (@ua_parliament) August 8, 2022
The statements of the occupiers about the mining of the #ZaporizhzhiaNPP and their readiness to blow it up, followed by shelling, indicate that putin's forces are putting the world at risk of a nuclear disaster. pic.twitter.com/eVnbC1U8BW
#Zaporizhzhia NPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and the sixth in the world. And this station belongs to #Ukraine.— Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – Ukrainian Parliament (@ua_parliament) August 8, 2022
russia occupied it! Employees of the station work under the machine guns to prevent accidents.
But now, not only #Ukraine's nuclear security is at stake. The world must be aware of the consequences of terrorist actions. And react accordingly.#RussiaIsATerroristState #StopRussia #StopPutin— Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – Ukrainian Parliament (@ua_parliament) August 8, 2022
Hollywood star Jessica Chastain visited Kyiv to support Ukraine in the war unleashed by Russia. She visited children from Kherson and Chernihiv who are undergoing treatment in Kyiv's Okhmatdyt cjildren's hospital, and also met with President Zelenskyy.— The New Voice of Ukraine (@NewVoiceUkraine) August 8, 2022
Photo: ОПУ / Facebook pic.twitter.com/MMN7pnQsC4
US pledges further $1bn in military aid for Ukraine https://t.co/qXG6rL6Zx4— Financial Times (@FT) August 8, 2022
Both Ukrainian and U.S. officials say the military package is a sign Ukraine's military is effectively using the weapons against Russia's invasion. https://t.co/LZ611POLaO— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 8, 2022
🔴An unstoppable wind of “radioactive contamination” could spread over Europe if the West does not act to stop Russia’s assault on the continent's largest nuclear power plant, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, has warned.— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 8, 2022
Read more here ⬇️https://t.co/3Vf5JZ7Ewi pic.twitter.com/4ktVwqPzx6
Calling any attack on a nuclear plant ‘suicidal’, UN chief António Guterres demanded UN nuclear inspectors be given access to Zaporizhzhia, the largest complex of its kind in Europe. https://t.co/1cDcN5ChZz— Financial Review (@FinancialReview) August 9, 2022
Alas, no. Same group that wanted Zelensky to cut a deal with Putin before the invasion.— Michael Weiss 🌻🇺🇸🇮🇪 (@michaeldweiss) August 9, 2022
There should be no impunity for Russia’s slaughter of POWs, the Editorial Board writes. https://t.co/7kpFYofAse— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) August 8, 2022
International Governments and Parliaments
Today, the United States has authorized our biggest security assistance package to date for Ukraine.— President Biden (@POTUS) August 8, 2022
This package will get additional ammunition, weapons, and equipment to Ukraine to help meet their critical security needs as they defend their country.
Today I directed a $1 billion drawdown of arms and equipment from U.S. military stockpiles for Ukraine’s defense, the largest use of U.S. Presidential Drawdown Authority to date. We stand with Ukraine and its brave defenders. #UnitedWithUkraine— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) August 8, 2022
Today's $1 billion package includes even more of the arms, munitions, and equipment Ukraine is using so effectively to defend itself and will bring total U.S. security assistance to Ukraine to approximately $9.8 billion since the beginning of this Administration. https://t.co/xDDI39UfiA— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) August 8, 2022