War in Ukraine: Our Complete Coverage

The French Press
When the Man Meets the Moment
On the evening of February 25, two days into the Russian invasion of his country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stood beside his senior staff in a capital under fire, and recorded the simple video below…
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The Dispatch
Trump Straddles the Ukraine Fence
Speaking in the primetime slot Saturday night at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, former President Donald Trump had a few things to say about Vladimir Putin’s territorial war against Ukraine. One, the “Russian attack on Ukraine is appalling. It’s an outrage and an atrocity th…
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The Dispatch
What Should the United States Do Now?
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been more significant and more disorienting than many imagined it would be. The situation remains fluid and, at times, opaque regarding the distribution of forces, each nation’s stated and unstated objectives, and the reliabi…
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The Dispatch
Sanctioning Putin: An Interview With Bill Browder
On Saturday morning, I spoke with Bill Browder, the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act, which President Biden has used to sanction Vladimir Putin and several of the oligarchs who hold his wealth in trust. In Browder’s essential book Red Notice, Browder tells a compelling tale of how he and Se…
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The Dispatch
Putin’s Propaganda of Desperation
We are now almost four days into Putin’s expanded war in Ukraine. There is still a lot of fighting ahead, and things are going to get worse before they get better, but cracks in Putin’s plans are already evident. On Thursday, elite Russian airborne forces captured the Hostomel airport, north of Kyiv. They…
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The Dispatch
Putin Has Told Us What He Fears
As the Ukrainian military and armed citizenry fight against their Russian invaders, political leaders across the West are once again scrambling to respond to a Vladimir Putin gamble. On Friday, President Joe Biden announced a new round of sanctions against Russian banks and entities as the Pentagon sen…
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The Dispatch
Increasing the Price of Putin's Invasion
NEW YORK—Clusters of young bar-goers shuffled in and out of happy hours on SoHo’s iconic MacDougal Street. The February afternoon’s rare 60 degree temperatures had drawn a Wednesday crowd. In a nondescript restaurant above a local comedy club (to which I was initially directed by a skeptical bouncer), le…
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The G-File
Chesterton’s Defense
Dear Reader (And purveyors of fine Jewish Space Lasers everywhere), I liked the TV show House of Cards for a while, but gave up on it in the third season when it took a ridiculous turn. (Rather than bore those of you who understandably don’t care about that, I’ve cut the first 500 words of this “news”lett…
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Uphill
Congress Mulls Further Response to Russia’s War
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has launched a bloody, unprovoked assault on Ukraine—threatening the lives of masses of innocent civilians, upending global security, and disrupting the international order and economy. President Joe Biden has said repeatedly that America’s response will not include American troops on the ground in Ukraine, which is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. But there is still a lot the United States and its allies can do—and are doing—to punish Putin for his violent expansionism…
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The Morning Dispatch
Resistance to Russia's War Begins
Happy Friday. Pray for Ukraine. 🇺🇦 Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said early Friday morning the government confirmed at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians were killed in the first day of fighting, and another 316 were wounded. He said he believes Russian forces view him as “the number one target,” but prom…
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The Dispatch
A Call to Buck Russian Banks
After Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine Thursday, the heads of the Baltic states—Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania—joined Ukraine in calling for leaders to cut Russia out of an international bank communications system. But what is the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financia…
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The Dispatch
Sanctions Are Not Enough
“We’ll see in a month.” Thus said President Biden in answering a reporter’s question about the efficacy of the sanctions he announced in response to Russia’s multi-pronged attacks in Ukraine. This is cold comfort to those in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, and on the frontlines who are counting their lives in days, hours, an…
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The Morning Dispatch
The Morning Dispatch: Putin Invades Ukraine
The world has changed. Early Thursday morning, Russian television aired a speech from President Vladimir Putin in which he declared he had “decided to conduct a special military operation” in Ukraine. The invasion began shortly thereafter. Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories…
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From The Dispatch Fact Check:

The Dispatch Fact Check
Fact Check: Does a Viral Video Show Ukrainian Forces Destroying Russian Assets?
A viral video from the Ukrainian Ground Forces—one of the branches of the Ukrainian military—claims to show the Ukrainian military destroying Russian military assets. (Facebook posts are not embeddable, please click the screenshot to see the video play…
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The Dispatch Fact Check
Fact Check: Does a TikTok Show Russians Parachuting Into Ukraine?
A viral video claims to show a Russian military member making a TikTok of himself parachuting into Ukraine: https://www.facebook.com/RichBoiStreeter/videos/537524170804010/ The video originated on TikTok with user romanadler123. The video appears to have been deleted from his TikTok now, but…
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