The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has reached its two-year milestone, causing Kyiv to seek increased support from the United States and worry about being left behind.

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has reached its two-year milestone, causing Kyiv to seek increased support from the United States and worry about being left behind.


The current state of affairs is as bleak as it was when Russia initiated their complete invasion.two years ago

On February 24, 2022, Ukrainian soldiers are in urgent need of supplies and support, feeling abandoned by their international allies.

Saturday marks the two-year anniversary, which follows closely after one of the most challenging defeats during the war for Ukraine. The capture of Avdiivka, though more symbolic than strategic, occurred after months of never-ending attacks and significant casualties on both sides.

The Ukrainian military forces were overpowered, outmatched, and, according to one leader, greatly outnumbered with a ratio of seven to one.

Military mobility on Ukraine's Avdiivka frontline

On February 20, 2024, a Ukrainian soldier was transported to an evacuation center in critical condition after being taken from Avdiivka, which had been under intense fighting due to Russian forces taking control of the city.

Narciso Contreras/Anadolu/Getty

Maryna Batrak, a resident who fled, stated that the Russians completely demolished everything.

The U.S. Congress is currently facing political deadlock. While European aid is still being given, the aid from the U.S. is seen as vital for Ukraine, as it includes ammunition, artillery rounds, and upkeep for American-made equipment that has already been supplied.

has become a

In an interview with CBS News, the leading representative for the U.S. Army’s command in Europe and Africa cautioned that there is now an additional aspect to the pressing requests for the U.S. aid package to be authorized by legislators.

anticipates “running out of funds”

“Prior to the start of summer,” operations on both continents will not proceed unless the funds are released.

Inside look at NATO’s rigorous training exercises near Russian border


However, this could be a more pressing concern for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He appealed for increased assistance from the United States during a security summit in Munich and seemed hesitant due to the potential for a significant change in American political leadership later this year.

“I am prepared to accompany Mr. Trump to the front line if he comes,” Zelenskyy expressed.

Many people perceive Trump as being.

not very supportive of Ukraine than President Biden.

President Biden declares fresh penalties on Russia.

On Friday, Mr. Biden praised the courageous citizens of Ukraine for their unwavering determination to protect their independence and prospects for the future.

He criticized the aggressive actions of Vladimir Putin towards Ukraine and declared that the U.S. would impose sanctions on 500 organizations on Friday in response to the ongoing invasion and the recent death of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny while in jail.

Mr. Biden renewed his call for U.S. lawmakers to pass the aid package, echoing warnings from America’s European NATO partners – and one that Zelenskyy issued himself in an interview with CBS News
Several months prior to Russia’s aggressive attack, it was warned that if Putin did not face consequences for his actions, he would continue on this destructive path. As a result, the United States, along with our NATO Allies and partners globally, would bear increasing costs.

The White House has imposed numerous sanctions on Russia in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. These sanctions were announced at 05:11.

According to Mr. Biden’s statement on Friday, the citizens of Ukraine are showing great bravery as they continue to resist against aggression. However, their resources are dwindling and they require additional support from the United States in order to defend against ongoing attacks from Russia. These attacks are being aided by weapons and supplies from Iran and North Korea. The urgent passing of the bipartisan national security supplemental bill by the House of Representatives is crucial in preventing further harm.

Since the beginning of the war, the global community has observed Russia’s unrelenting attacks on civilian areas. Despite receiving significant aid from the U.S. and its allies, Ukraine was only able to regain some territory in a large-scale counterattack last year. However, Russian forces remain firmly entrenched in the eastern region.

Although the U.S. has already provided over $75 billion to support Ukraine’s defense, the conflict has turned into a prolonged and exhausting battle.

The number of military casualties in Ukraine is no longer being disclosed by the government. However, the increasing amount of new graves on both sides of the front line serves as a stark indicator of the ongoing conflict’s toll.

Tucker Reals, a contributor for CBS News, helped with this report.