It is the 50th day of the war in Ukraine and we have conflicting reports on the fate of the Russian Black Sea fleet’s flagship, the rocket cruiser Moskva. According to Ukraine, the ship was hit by missiles causing ammunition on board to explode and sink, drowning nearly 900 soldiers, sailors and marines, while Russia maintains the fire was extinguished and the ship is being towed to port. Ukraine is preparing for the anticipated battle for the Donbas.
The United States has committed another $800 million to help Ukraine. The Pentagon will send weapons that have so far not been used against Russia in Ukraine. The United States has already allocated nearly $2 billion to arm Ukraine. The recently announced tranche includes brand new weapons that were on the wish list of the authorities in Kyiv.