The first Ukrainian unit to complete U.S. combat training in Germany has completed its course, the Pentagon said, and will soon return to the battlefield ahead of an expected Russian offensive in the spring. Ukraine’s armed forces are being trained to use the more advanced equipment pledged by the Biden government.
Political and defense leaders including British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Vice President Harris – who are set to make public comments on Saturday – are in Munich for a security conference heavily focused on the war in Ukraine. “Ukraine’s key message at the security conference is obvious: we must do everything to ensure the collapse of Russian aggression later this year,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his late-night address.
Here’s the latest on the war and its impact on the entire world.
The scale of the campaign appears to have caught Russia off guard, officials told The Washington Post’s Greg Miller, Souad Mekhennet, Emily Rauhala and Shane Harris, weakening its ability to exert influence in Europe, keep in touch with whistleblowers or provide insight into the country Kremlin on key issues, including the extent to which Western leaders are ready to further increase arms sales to Ukraine.