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Ukrainian troops retreat from Avdiivka

A Ukrainian marine on the outskirts of Avdiivka in June 2023. Associated Press/Photo by Evgeniy Maloletka, file

Ukrainian troops retreat from Avdiivka

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday said that it had “liberated” the city in the Donetsk region from Ukrainian “nationalists and neo-Nazis.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that his forces only lost the city after running low on ammunition and weapons. “Our actions are limited only by the sufficiency and length of the range of our strength—by what does not depend on us,” Zelenskyy posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

What are U.S. officials doing in response? President Joe Biden and some members of Congress are demanding that House Republicans begin considering a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine and Israel. House Speaker Mike Johnson has criticized the package for failing to address what he called “the most pressing issue” facing our country—the influx of illegal immigrants, along with drug and human trafficking at the southern border.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report on House opposition to a bill to provide aid to Ukraine.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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