The Morning Dispatch: Will Boris Escape Partygate Flak?

Happy Wednesday! We admittedly do not own a baseball team and could be wrong, but seems like bad business for Cincinnati Reds President Nick Castellini to openly taunt fans who are upset the team traded away most of its star players this offseason to save money. 

“Well, where are you going to go?” he said in a radio interview yesterday, hinting that the alternative is relocating the team from Cincinnati. “Be careful what you ask for.”

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Hours after President Joe Biden referred to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as genocide for the first time, two U.S. officials told Reuters the White House is set to authorize another $750 million in military assistance for Ukraine, the latest disbursement of aid from the $14 billion pool Congress authorized last month. The package—which could be formally announced later today—is expected to include drones, howitzers, and equipment to protect against chemical attacks.

  • Speaking at a new spaceport alongside Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared peace talks with Ukraine had reached a “dead end” and, without evidence, accused the United Kingdom of helping Ukraine stage the mass civilian atrocities in Bucha. Putin reiterated that Russia’s “military operation” would continue “until its full completion,” but outlined a more limited war aim—control of the Donbas region, not all of Ukraine—than he had previously.

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