Saturday, June 22, 2024

Liberty Rising Brief: Kyiv Under Attack

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“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” ― Alexander Hamilton

THE DAY AT A GLANCE

In the early hours of the morning, Russia invaded Ukraine, from the countries borders to its capital city, Kyiv. 

Russian tanks are present in Ukraine and explosions have been reported in major cities. The invasion come after Russia launched cyberattacks on Ukraine's bank and government websites yesterday. 

For weeks, the international community attempted to stall an invasion through diplomatic negotiations. However, Vladimir Putin continued advancing troops closer to Ukraine and finally made a dramatic entrance. 

ALN will continue reporting on the invasion throughout the day.

Meanwhile, CBS is facing backlash for blaming increased gas prices, inflation, and supply-chain issues on Russia and the crisis in Ukraine. Of course, these issues may be increased by the crisis, however, they undoubtedly existed under the Administration prior to. 

As Russia takes center stage, the Justice Department is lessening its focus on China. The DOJ announced an end to a Trump-era initiative focusing on national-security threats, specifically within academia. 

Professors and universities across the country have been accused of having links to China, therein fueling intellectual theft and allowing China to influence American students through