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Maria Manuilenko was carrying lots of cash — and 10 suitcases filled with expensive artwork — when she got stranded at the Ukraine-Poland border. She had spent weeks collecting paintings made by Ukrainian artists, and had plans to bring them back to the United States, where they would be sold to support the artists and […]
By Vanesa Gera, The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — A U.S. congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the courage of the Ukrainian people in remarks during a visit to Poland on Sunday, a day after a surprise trip to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymr Zelenskyy. The American legislators assessed Ukraine’s needs […]
Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a dangerous man. It’s not just that Ukraine’s president is the rare leader of a country who is unafraid to admit that he has a working conscience to complement his ever-present green T-shirt. It’s that he has the gall to insist that other world leaders should have a conscience, too. And, as […]
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U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, D-Centennial, is a member of the House Armed Services and House Intelligence committees. He is also a combat veteran who served as an Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan. Crow was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions in the 2003 Battle of Samawah in Iraq. The congressman, who is in […]
By Yuras Karmanau, Jim Heintz, Vladimir Isachenkov and Dasha Litvinova, The Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine — Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee. Ukraine’s government said Russian tanks and troops rolled across the border in a […]
By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press THORNTON — Navy veteran Jordon Daniel was busy when the United States pulled its last troops out of Afghanistan at the end of August. More than 7,000 miles and a world away, he and a group of fellow veterans were moving furniture, folding towels and sorting silverware in drawers […]
There could be no celebration as the Afghan war finally comes to an end. At best, there can be mixed emotions, but mostly there’s sorrow and there’s regret. As Americans, we never like to say we’ve lost, but this time it’s unavoidable. The Taliban, whom American troops had routed nearly 20 years ago, are now […]
Colorado is home to thousands of soldiers and airmen, many of whom deployed to Afghanistan over the past 20 years — some of whom did not return or came back mentally and physically scarred by the conflict. The chaos unfolding in the South Asian country over the past week has left those veterans battling mixed […]