The Daily Populous

Thursday March 10th, 2022 day edition

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticised the White House for its refusal to help Poland send jets to the country as Russia continues its assault on Ukraine.

But Pentagon spokesman John Kirby shot down the effort in a statement on Tuesday.

“It is simply not clear to us that there is a substantive rationale for it.

Similarly, undersecretary of state Victoria Nuland said that Poland had not consulted with the United States when it made the announcement, despite Poland also being part of Nato.

Bu Mr Zelensky said that Russia has used missiles, aircrafts and helicopters in its assault on Ukraine.

“We are grateful to Poland for the alternative - for its readiness to provide Ukraine with combat aircraft,” he said.

Mr Zelensky has previously called for a no-fly zone over Ukraine, which the United States and Nato has refused to impose. »

US rejects Poland’s offer to send MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

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The United States has rejected Poland’s offer to send its MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine via a US airbase in Germany, saying the proposal raised “serious concerns” for the entire NATO alliance.

The Polish scheme proposed that the Russian made MiG-29 fighter jets be delivered to a US base in Ramstein, Germany, and then be deployed to Ukraine.

And while Ukraine has stepped up calls for Western allies to supply it with military jets, providing Kyiv with warplanes poses serious risks. »

Woman who ran Russia propaganda center in New York charged as foreign agent

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A woman who ran a Russia propaganda center in New York City was charged on Tuesday for acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the Russian government.

Elena Branson, 61, who has both US and Russian citizenship, ran the Russian Center New York, which she founded in 2012, receiving thousands of dollars from the Russian government.

The center reportedly coordinated activities such as an “I love Russia” campaign aimed at American young people that promoted Russian history and culture. »