Global National: April 25, 2022 | US ramps up rhetoric against Russia amid war in Ukraine

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Global National: April 25, 2022 | US ramps up rhetoric against Russia amid war in Ukraine

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The U.S. is doubling down on its support for Ukraine, as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visit Kyiv, vowing millions of dollars more in military aid. Blinken added that an independent Ukraine will outlast Russian President Vladimir Putin. Redmond Shannon reports on the rhetoric, the new rocket attacks on Ukraine’s railways, and the new assaults in Russia and Moldova.

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