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The story — and the mission — behind the Ukrainian artwork about to be sold in Denver

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 […]

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Colorado’s Jason Crow travels with Nancy Pelosi to Kyiv for meeting with Volodymr Zelenskyy

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 […]

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Littwin: Once again, Zelenskyy makes it impossible for anyone to ignore Putin’s war crimes

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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Russia attacks Ukraine, peace in Europe “shattered”

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 […]

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Littwin: The war in Afghanistan wasn’t lost in the chaos at the airport. It was lost the day we decided to invade Iraq.

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 […]

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“A lot of complex feelings”: How 3 Colorado veterans who served in Afghanistan feel about the country’s collapse

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 […]

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Democratic Colorado congressman on Afghanistan: “We didn’t need to be in this position”

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, a Centennial Democrat, slammed the Biden administration Monday for the chaotic situation unfolding in Afghanistan as Afghans who helped American troops over the past two decades flee the Taliban’s rapid takeover. “I’m not going to mince my words on this,” Crow, an Army veteran who fought in Afghanistan, said Monday during […]