Putin’s Building Pressure on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin’s Building Pressure on Ukraine

Evacuation efforts in Ukraine are underway, after fear of Russian aggression grew significantly over the weekend. On January 23rd, the State Department published a travel advisory for families of U.S. Embassy Personnel in Kyiv to start evacuating as soon as possible. This comes despite a warning from the Biden Administration that the U.S. isn’t in a position to help do so, underscoring U.S. fears that a Russian invasion could destabilize Ukraine and threaten the embassy’s ability to assist Americans. CBN News Senior International Correspondent George Thomas is on today’s episode to fill us in on what happened over the weekend and what U.S. involvement or lake thereof could mean for Ukraine and the United States.

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Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard a religious freedom case surrounding a flag on a flagpole called Shurtleff v. City of Boston. In 2017, Director of Camp Constitution Hal Shurtleff applied to fly a Christian flag outside of Boston’s City Hall in honor of Constitution Day. Although various other flags representing other countries and causes had been flown on the same pole, the city denied Shurtleff’s request. Nearly five years later, the highest court is considering whose voice the flagpole represents: the government, or the public. As we await a decision, CBN News National Security Correspondent Caitlin Burke discusses key points from last week’s arguments, which way the court may be leaning, and what this case means for religious liberty.

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