Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky make public statements about the war in Ukraine. Plus: Lebanon remains without a president, the latest culture news and the Tokyo baseball stadium that’s under threat.
PBS NewsHour – New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s trip to Washington, the Jan. 6 committee report and if Congress should consider barring Trump from holding office again.
Zelensky has led Ukraine as it has worked to hold off a full-scale Russian invasion of the country since late February, becoming a leader on the world stage. He has overseen a series of victories in the war that has largely halted Russia from advancing and allowed Ukraine to retake captured territory.
We give you the latest on the war as Russia ramps up its attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure and Volodymyr Zelensky lays out conditions for “genuine” peace talks. Plus: the US midterm elections and what the results mean for Ukraine, a flick through today’s papers and a check-in from Dubai Design Week.
Ukrainian forces have reclaimed large swaths of territory in the Kharkiv region. WSJ’s Stephen Kalin reports from the liberated city of Izyum, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky traveled to assess damage on Wednesday.
Izyum, also spelled Izium, city, eastern Ukraine. Izyum is located 75 miles (120 km) southeast of Kharkiv on the Donets River. The earliest historical mention of it dates as early as 1571; it has been a city since 1639. Izyum is linked with Kharkiv and Luhansk by rail. Industries have included railroad repair, brick making, brewing, and optical equipment manufacture.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, promising to gradually re-establish a diplomatic presence in Ukraine.
French President Emmanuel Macron won a second term, beating far right candidate Marine Le Pen with 58 percent of the vote. And, workers at an Amazon sorting facility in Staten Island begin voting on unionization today.