An American citizen and Marine veteran, Willy Joseph Cancel, died fighting alongside Ukrainian forces in Ukraine, the man's widow confirmed to Fox News Digital. He's survived by his wife and 7-month-old son.
Evacuees aboard the Volendam will be provided three hot meals a day, rooms, housekeeping services and other amenities. The ship will be staffed with 650 crew members.
A weapons manufacturer in Cocoa, Florida recently shipped out 400 guns to Ukraine to help the people there following the invasion from Russia.
President Joe Biden and Western allies pledged new sanctions and humanitarian aid on Thursday in response to Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine, but their offers fell short of the more robust military assistance that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded for in a pair of live-video appearances.
A majority of voters oppose sending in American troops.
Pierre Zakrzewski, described as a veteran Fox News cameraman, died after being injured alongside journalist Benjamin Hall in Ukraine on Monday. A young local journalist working with the team was also killed.
Hall was newsgathering outside Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, as Russian forces approach the city.
An organization is raising money to help house refugees from Ukraine. Rentals To Rescue is made up of operators and vendors in the vacation rental industry. The group set up a GoFundMe account to put roofs over refugees heads with short term rentals.
A humanitarian crisis is brewing in and around Ukraine. One million people – mostly women and children – have fled the country in the first week of Russia's invasion, according to the head of the United Nations refugee agency. The United Nations has predicted that upwards of four million people may eventually have to flee Ukraine. The one million people who have left so far account for about 2% of Ukraine's population.
Russia's war on Ukraine has put the adoption process on hold for a lot of families here in the United States. A Central Florida family hosted a child from Ukraine over the holidays. After the program ended, they decided to start the process of adopting that young boy and his two brothers, but now they say that adoption is on hold.
Invading Russian forces closed in on Ukraine's capital Friday, in an apparent encircling movement after a barrage of airstrikes on cities and military bases around the country.