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CNN —Sardinia, Italy (CNN) – Uruguay at the 1950 World Cup. Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup. Lewandowski celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C match against Saudi Arabia at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 26, 2022. “I think we are playing good football [and] we know that we are not the favourites in the group stage. “They were fighting [a] similar situation before the World Cup and they were so close and now they did it,” he said.
Persons: Robert Lewandowski, CNN’s Sport’s Amanda Davies, Valeriy Bondar, Adam Nurkiewicz, Fernando Santos, , Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, Alex Caparros, who’ll, , , Austria –, Lewandowski, Andrej Isakovic, Boris Streubel, Gerd Müller’s, He’ll, Kylian, wasn’t, , he’ll, Andriy Shevchenko, Joosep Martinson, you’ve Organizations: CNN, , Cameroon, Globe Soccer, Stadion Narodowy, La Liga, FC Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Estadi, Wales, France, eventual, Portugal, Saudi, Education City, Getty, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Bayern, League, Austria, Kylian Mbappé’s, Champions League, Ukrainian, PGE, Russia, Qatar, Sergiy, Iceland, Romania Locations: Sardinia, Italy, – Uruguay, Greece, Poland, Ukraine, Warsaw, Europe, Michał, Moldova, Albania, Barcelona, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Al, Doha, AFP, Dortmund, Berlin, German, Poland’s, Kylian Mbappé’s France, Russia, Slovakia, Belgium
Far-right parties across the continent had strong showings, but their momentum did not cause the center ground of European politics to cave in – as many had predicted. Those gains did materialize; far-right groups were expected to secure a record number of seats in the European Parliament, dealing a major blow to the continent’s establishment leaders. Most of the far-right gains were concentrated in countries that elect large numbers of seats: France, Italy and Germany. Several other far-right parties are among the non-aligned (NI) group, predicted to secure 45 seats. The center holdsDespite a far-right surge, the centrist European People’s Party (EPP) was the biggest single winner on Sunday night.
Persons: , Maximilian Krah, Ursula von der Leyen, , Von der Leyen, ” Von der Leyen, Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le, ” Macron, Marion Maréchal, Jordan Bardella, Alexander De Croo, ” De Croo, Meloni, Tusk, Giorgia Meloni, Brothers, Benito Mussolini, von der Leyen, Donald Tusk’s, Viktor Orbán, Bas Organizations: CNN, Green, Nazi, European People’s Party, EPP, Progressive Alliance of Socialists, Commission, Ukraine, Marine, Assembly, French, Ministry, Italy’s, Italy, Law and Justice, PiS, European, Fidesz, Greens, Bas Eickhout, EFA, European Green Party, European Commission Locations: , France, Europe, Italy, Germany, Brussels, France’s, , Ukraine, Poland
CNN —When Elana Milman published an autobiography last year about her lifelong quest to find her birth parents, she had accepted she would never know the identity of her father. Courtesy Elana MilmanIt was only in her 30s that Milman finally discovered her birth certificate, which – after some meticulous research – led her to her birth mother in Canada. It showed she was 50% Ashkenazi Jewish and 50% Eastern European and revealed a match with a Polish woman living in France. Elana Milman is pictured at the Warsaw Ghetto monument during her recent visit to Poland. From left to right: Juliusz Gorzkoś, Elana Milman, their sister Ewa, her husband Wladek (kneeling), Gorzkos' wife Ania, Milman's granddaughter Yhali and Gorzkos' sons, Radek and Hubert.
Persons: Elana Milman, , Milman, , Eliezer, Hulda Rosenfeld, , Helena Lewinska, Franziska Lewinska, Palestine –, Elana, Eugeniusz, Milman –, Little, Gilad Japhet, Roi Mandel, Lewinska, MyHeritage, ” Mandel, Mandel’s, Juliusz, Shocked, Franziska, Franka, Yoseph Bursztajn, Diane, ” Gorzkoś, Gorzkoś, Ewa, Milman “ shivers, Juliusz Gorzkoś, I, Wladek, Gorzkos, Ania, Yhali, Radek, Hubert, Elena, Mandel Organizations: CNN, Nazi, MyHeritage, Armia Krajowa, Home Army, Technology Locations: Bergen, Belsen, Poland, Israel, Canada, Polish, Palestine, Europe, Kibbutz Merhavia, Haifa, Warsaw, Treblinka, France, Blizno, Germany
Finland's F/A-18 Hornets — which used to be the US Navy's standard fighter — are already compatible with NATO air forces. This puts several squadrons of stealth fighters on Russia's northern border, with the potential to penetrate and suppress Russian air defenses, and hit vital targets. "Both Finland's and Sweden's proximity allows NATO air forces to stage closer to the Baltics. Similarly, Sweden's Gotland island — located almost midway in the Baltic, about 60 miles from the Swedish mainland and 80 miles from the Baltic States — provides NATO with an advanced outpost. Their air forces are vital for this Nordic push, and will become very useful to further deter and defend the increasingly contested arctic space with Russia."
Persons: Paul Cormarie, John Hoehn, Sweden's JAS, Finland's, Ian Valley, Hoehn, Cormarie, Michael Peck Organizations: Service, NATO, RAND, Corp, Modern, Institute, Business, Nordic, Gripen, UK's Royal Air Force, Finnish Air Force, US Army, , Defense, Foreign Policy, Rutgers Univ, Twitter, LinkedIn Locations: Ukraine, Finland, Sweden, West, Russia, Finnish, Swedish, France, Germany, Warsaw, Poland, Europe, Rovaniemi, US Army Sweden, Baltic States, Baltic, Norway, Norwegian, North, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Gotland, , Pacific, United States, Taiwan, China, Forbes
But perhaps Pepsi's most memorable disaster (in the US, anyway) was when it was nearly forced to buy a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II fighter jet for one of its consumers. He never got it, but the memory of his attempt has long outlived the Pepsi Points campaign. A pile of Liquid Death cans at a festival. All you need to do is visit the giveaway site and start a text chain, buy a Liquid Death product from a physical store, and text a photo of the receipt. The company swears entrants to the jet contest will not have to take them to court to get the prize.
Persons: Kendall Jenner, McDonnell Douglas, Douglas, Jerod Harris, John Leonard, that's, it's, Joseph Okpako, Andy Pearson, Liquid, Adweek Organizations: Service, PepsiCo, Pepsi, McDonnell, Getty, Netflix, Pepsi Points, Warsaw Pact, Albatros Locations: America, Philippines, Czech, Los Angeles, Czechoslovakia, Warsaw
In a speech in Warsaw two years ago, President Biden declared that “the great battle for freedom” is one “between a rules-based order and one governed by brute force.”Now we’ll see whether he meant it. By a lopsided vote of 13 to 2, the International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to “immediately halt its military offensive” in Rafah and open border crossings for “unhindered provision” of humanitarian aid. But the court’s order, while binding, has no enforcement mechanism — which in practice means it is up to the United Nations Security Council and in particular Biden to enforce. But for seven months, Biden has allowed himself to be ignored and steamrolled by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the question now is whether the court ruling will help Biden find the gumption to pressure Israel to obey the decision. Biden’s leverage is obvious: He can suspend the provision of all offensive weapons to Israel as long as it defies international law, building on his pause in the transfer of large bombs.
Persons: Biden, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Nancy Pelosi Organizations: International Court of Justice, United Nations Security Council, Democrats Locations: Warsaw, , Rafah, Gaza, Israel
Russia is currently experiencing a labour shortage in no small part due to the war in Ukraine, with some sectors experiencing significant problems recruiting workers, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Tuesday, noting that the situation could lead to a "mobilisation of labour." In other news, Poland has arrested nine people in connection with acts of sabotage committed in the country on the orders of Russian services. Ukraine's ally Warsaw says it has become a target for Russian intelligence services because it is a hub for military hardware supplies for Kyiv. "We currently have nine suspects arrested and charged with engaging in acts of sabotage in Poland directly on behalf of the Russian services," Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk told private broadcaster TVN24 late Monday, Reuters reported.
Persons: Warsaw, Donald Tusk Organizations: Britain's Ministry of Defense, Kyiv, TVN24, Reuters Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Poland to spend around $2.5 billion on securing eastern border
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Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland, speaks during a press conference where Polish PM announces resignation of four ministers and nominees for the future positions in Chancellery of Polish Prime Minister in Warsaw, Poland on MAy 10, 2024. Poland will invest 10 billion zlotys ($2.55 billion) in a program to secure its eastern border, the prime minister said on Saturday, in a bid to bolster its defenses against what it says is a rising threat from Russia and Belarus. "We have decided to invest 10 billion zlotys in our security, and above all in a secure eastern border," Prime Minister Donald Tusk told a news conference. "We are starting a major project to build a secure border, including a system of fortifications as well as landscaping and environmental decisions that will make this border impossible to pass for a potential enemy." Tusk had announced plans to strengthen the eastern border earlier in May, but without giving details.
Persons: Donald Tusk, Tusk Organizations: Polish, European Union, Minsk, European Investment Bank, Sky Locations: Poland, Warsaw, Russia, Belarus, Poland's, Minsk, Russian, Europe, Ukraine, Moscow, Belarusian, Germany
To participate in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Vitellozzo, a French bulldog from Croatia, was driven to Budapest, flown to Warsaw and then to Chicago (for another show). The final leg was a road trip to New York. Vitellozzo slept most of the journey. Credit... Clark Hodgin for The New York Times
Persons: Vitellozzo, Clark Hodgin Organizations: Westminster Kennel, The New York Locations: Croatia, Budapest, Warsaw, Chicago, New York
The European leg of Taylor Swift's record-breaking Eras Tour kicked off on Thursday. The Eras tour is the first concert tour to gross over $1 billion, estimates showed. AdvertisementThe European leg of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour kicked off in Paris on Thursday. Estimates showed that the Eras tour is the first concert tour to gross over $1 billion. Hotel booking statistics also help to capture the sense of how in-demand Eras Tour tickets are.
Persons: Taylor, , Dara Khosrowshahi, Swift, Beyoncé, AirDNA Organizations: Service, Department, Uber, Federal Reserve, Associated Press, Swift, Liverpool, Ireland, Miss Americana Locations: Paris, Singapore —, , Australia, Stockholm, Cardiff, Vienna, Austria, Warsaw, Poland, Europe, Ukraine
has been reporting from Ukraine since the beginning of the war with Russia. He was previously based in London as an international news editor focused on breaking news events and earlier the bureau chief for East and Central Europe, based in Warsaw. He has also reported extensively from Iraq and Africa.
Organizations: East Locations: Ukraine, Russia, London, Central Europe, Warsaw, Iraq, Africa
It is also evidence of a major reason why Russian troops have often fought poorly in the Ukraine war: they are not following their own playbook. Artem Priakhin/Getty ImagesAssessing current Russian doctrine is difficult. However, the problem may not have been Russian doctrine as much as the overall strategy of the Ukraine war. "There are plenty of aspects to their defense that are entirely consistent with their historical practice and doctrine," Boston said. If the Russian military was that bad, then maybe the Ukrainian military wasn't that good?
Persons: Scott Boston, Artem Priakhin, wouldn't, Ukraine's, Michael Peck Organizations: US, RAND Corp, Kyiv, Russian Army, Aerospace Forces, Warsaw, Kyiv —, Defense, Foreign Policy, Rutgers Univ, Twitter, LinkedIn Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Russian, Boston, St . Petersburg, Soviet, Western Europe, Iraq, Forbes
In April 2022, soon after Russia invaded Ukraine, two men arrived at the library of the University of Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest city. They told the librarians they were Ukrainians fleeing war and asked to consult 19th-century first editions of works by Alexander Pushkin, Russia’s national poet, and Nikolai Gogol. Police are now investigating what they believe is a vast, coordinated series of thefts of rare 19th-century Russian books — primarily first and early editions of Pushkin — from libraries across Europe. Since 2022, more than 170 books valued at more than $2.6 million, according to Europol, have vanished from the National Library of Latvia in Riga, Vilnius University Library, the State Library of Berlin, the Bavarian State Library in Munich, the National Library of Finland in Helsinki, the National Library of France, university libraries in Paris, Lyon and Geneva, and from the Czech Republic. The University of Warsaw library was hardest hit, with 78 books gone.
Persons: Estonia’s, Alexander Pushkin, Russia’s, Nikolai Gogol, Eager, Krista Aru, , , Pushkin Organizations: University of Tartu, Police, National Library of Latvia, Vilnius University Library, State Library of Berlin, Bavarian State Library, National Library of Finland, National Library of France, The University of Warsaw Locations: Russia, Ukraine, United States, Europe, Riga, Munich, Helsinki, Paris, Lyon, Geneva, Czech Republic
CNN —A Polish pilot proposed to his flight attendant girlfriend during a flight from Warsaw to Krakow, and she said yes. “On today’s flight there is a very special person and I hope that she doesn’t expect anything,” he said. The soon-to-be Mrs Hanc, Paula, can then be seen running down the aisle of the plane to hug her future husband. “I don’t know if this is the right hand for this,” she said as he slipped the ring onto her finger in front of delighted passengers. It all started when Zahn was a flight attendant and Duncan was a pilot on a Pan American World Airways flight from Rome to Tehran in 1970 and lasted until Duncan’s death in 2021 at the age of 86.
Persons: Konrad Hanc, , Captain Hanc, ” Hanc, Hanc, Paula, , Sławek Justyniarski, Monica Zielinski, Ilona Zahn, Ian Duncan’s, Zahn, Duncan Organizations: CNN, Polish Airlines, Polish, Facebook, Pan, Pan American World Airways Locations: Warsaw, Krakow, Pan American, Rome, Tehran
has been reporting from Ukraine since the beginning of the war with Russia. He was previously based in London as an international news editor focused on breaking news events and earlier the bureau chief for East and Central Europe, based in Warsaw. He has also reported extensively from Iraq and Africa.
Organizations: East Locations: Ukraine, Russia, London, Central Europe, Warsaw, Iraq, Africa
Read previewOne of Ukraine's main European allies said it could buy US-made Patriot air-defense systems from other countries to send on to Ukraine. Ukraine is searching for more Patriot systems as it runs low on air defenses to stop Russian attacks. AdvertisementThe US-made MIM-104 Patriot missile system is a ground-based, mobile surface-to-air missile battery. REUTERS/Yevhen KotenkoGermany announced over the weekend that it would give Ukraine another Patriot system. AdvertisementHe said he "struggles to understand" some allies' resistance to giving Ukraine at least one of their Patriot systems.
Persons: , Mark Rutte, Jens Stoltenberg, Yevhen Kotenko, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, they've, Stoltenberg Organizations: Service, The, Guardian, Business, REUTERS, NATO, Patriot, Patriots Locations: Ukraine, The Netherlands, Warsaw, Poland, Russian, Kyiv, Yevhen, Yevhen Kotenko Germany
But several realtors told CNN that their clients are now citing another reason: Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the fear that the conflict could spread. A record-breaking number of Poles bought property in Spain in 2023, topping the previous record set the year before, according to Polish outlet Bizblog. Lopez said a client last month bought a property because they wanted to avoid being conscripted into the Polish military. “The trigger, really, was the war in Ukraine.”But most buy just for peace of mind – a back-up plan, for those wealthy enough to afford one. “Obviously, we are in NATO, but I must say there’s a big amount of people who are really, really afraid,” she said.
Persons: Agnes Marciniak, She’s, , , Kostrzewa, Volodomyr Zelensky, Ukraine “, Donald Trump, Donald Tusk, , Maria Ruiz Lopez, Lopez, Wieslaw, John Keeble, Liivia Illak, she’s, ” Illak, Alexey Navalny, Putin, they’ve Organizations: CNN, realtors, United States, NATO, Getty Locations: Baltic, Ukraine, Russia, Europe, Spain, Warsaw, Poland, Andalucia, Malaga, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Russian
Though fraught with obstacles, the decision to bring abortion back to the fore was one Tusk had to make. Donald Tusk leads a broad coalition which is divided on how to tackle the issue of abortion. Third Way lawmakers have also supported a referendum on changes to the abortion law, a potentially long-running saga that Tusk is eager to avoid. Poland’s near-total abortion banThe move by PiS to dramatically toughen already restrictive abortion laws in 2020 set off a heated fight in Polish politics whose ruptures are still closely felt. That effort was blocked by opposition lawmakers, many of whom now find themselves in Tusk’s coalition.
Persons: Donald Tusk’s, Tusk, Andrzej Duda, Lewica, Donald Tusk, Omar Marques, ” Izabela, PiS, liberalize, Szymon Holownia, Wojtek Radwanski, President Duda, Leszczyna, TVP, Duda, Tusk’s Organizations: CNN, European Union, Getty, Justice, Poland’s, Health, TVP, Ministry, Third, stoke Locations: Poland, Europe, Polish, Poland’s, Warsaw, AFP
Read previewWhen Taylor Swift first announced her Eras Tour, I laughed when I heard colleagues had cleared their work schedules to buy tickets. And once The Eras Tour started, it became clear that it was the concert of the century. AdvertisementFortunately, five cousins chipped in to buy my daughter tickets for her birthday. I've wanted to go for years, and snagging Swift tickets would allow me to finally make the trip. I scored three VIP floor seats for the first night of Swift's Eras Tour in Warsaw for less than $1,000.
Persons: , Taylor Swift, Swiftie Taylor Swift, Christopher Polk, Swift, I've, snagging Swift, It's, Jamie Davis Smith Organizations: Service, Business, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ticketmaster Locations: Nashville, Poland, Warsaw, Paris
Moscow launched a large-scale attack on Ukraine's energy infrastructure Friday, with a mass barrage of 99 drones and missiles hitting regions across the country, Ukraine's armed forces said. Ukraine's state-owned grid operator, Ukrenergo, said Friday's attack deliberately targeted thermal and hydroelectric power plants across central and western regions. Five people, including a 5-year-old girl, were wounded during the attack in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region, said local Gov. He later said that another man had been killed and one more injured in a separate drone attack Friday. Vyacheslav Gladkov later said on social media that one man had died as the result of a separate drone attack which struck an apartment block.
Persons: Ihor Klymenko, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Zelenskyy, Serhii, Vyacheslav Gladkov Organizations: Kyiv, Gov, Polish Armed Forces, NATO, Russia's Ministry of Defense, Regional Gov Locations: Kharkiv, Ukraine, Moscow, Russia, Kyiv, Russian, Belgorod, Dnister, Novodnistrovsk, Moldova, Odesa, Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Warsaw, Braila county, Romania
Yevhenii Zavhorodnii/Global Images Ukraine/Getty ImagesIn Ukraine the air raid alerts are incessant. Kyiv has the best air defense in Ukraine; the country lacks the resources to defend other cities this way. He noted that Ukrainian air defense had done a spectacular job that morning intercepting every single missile launched at Kyiv. The United States has essentially cut off Ukraine, and Ukrainian air defense is quickly running out of ammunition. After we landed back in JFK, we turned off the air raid sound on our phones.
Persons: Amelia Glaser, Marci Shore, Read, Mike Johnson, Vladimir Putin’s, Covid, ” –, Andrii, you’re, Oleksandr Roytburd, Roytburd, Alla Horska, Tymofiy Mylovanov, Amelia, Iya Kiva, Marci, Tetyana Ogarkova, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Putin, Tucker Carlson, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Carlson, Khmelnytsky, Oleksandr Halenko, Gleb Garanich, texted, , Sergii, , Alina Smutko, Sergii’s, Mark Hamill –, Luke Skywalker, Agiya Zagrebelska, Arad, “ Pessimists, Rob Bauer, ” Bauer, “ I’m, Iaroslava Strikha, beholden, Donald Trump, Johnson, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, ” Putin Organizations: UC San Diego, Yale University, CNN, of Decorative, Applied Arts, Design, Warsaw —, Kyiv School of Economics, KGB, Ukrainian, Fulbright, NATO, National Agency on Corruption, Kyiv Security, United, Kyiv, National, Security Forum Locations: Russia’s, Crimea, Kyiv, New York, JFK, Warsaw, Polish, Chelm, Bucha, Russian, Yevhenii, Ukraine, Sens, Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar, KSE, Muscovy, Russia, Poland, Syria, Murmansk, Kyiv oblast, Austrian, texted, United States
An oil pumpjack pulls oil from the Permian Basin oil field in Odessa, Texas, on March 14, 2022. Oil prices rose in early Asian trading on Monday on concern over tighter global supply brought about by escalating conflict in the Middle East and between Russia and Ukraine, while a shrinking U.S. rig count added to upward price pressure. "Falling U.S. rig count also increased worry over tighter supply," he said. In the Middle East, Israeli forces besieged two more Gaza hospitals on Sunday, pinning down medical teams under heavy gunfire, the Palestinian Red Crescent said. Meanwhile, the U.S. oil rig count fell by one to 509 last week, showed data from energy services firm Baker Hughes , indicating lower future supply.
Persons: Hiroyuki Kikukawa, Israel, Al, Antony Blinken, Benjamin Netanyahu, Baker Hughes Organizations: Brent, NS, Nissan Securities, Kyiv, Palestinian, Israeli Locations: Odessa , Texas, Russia, Ukraine, Lviv, Warsaw, Moscow, Kyiv, East, Gaza, Rafah, U.S
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appeared to suggest that his country still needs more of the advanced air-defense systems. Rescue team works at a site of residential buildings destroyed by a Russian missile strike in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on March 22, 2024. AdvertisementKyiv maintains a formidable arsenal of air-defense assets alongside the Patriots, which includes Soviet-era systems and others provided by the West. But Ukrainian officials, including Zelenskyy, have repeatedly said that the existing capabilities are not enough to protect the country from unrelenting Russian bombardments.
Persons: , Denys Shmyhal, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Stringer, Zelenskyy, Adrienne Watson, Michal Dyjuk Organizations: Service, Ukraine, Business, Telegram Channel, Ukraine's, Dnipro, Telegram, AP Ukraine, Kharkiv, REUTERS, Patriots, National Security, Patriot, U.S, AP, US, Pentagon Locations: Russia, Kyiv, Ukraine, Moscow, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Russian, Warsaw, Poland
Learn moreTaylor Swift's reign continues as she ramps up for the next leg of The Eras Tour. If you're hoping to attend, we've compiled all of the details of The Eras Tour, including how to get Taylor Swift tour tickets. Below, we've put together a guide on everything to know about The Eras Tour, including the tour schedule, ticket purchasing details, resale ticket prices, and the concert film streaming options. On Vivid Seats, the cheapest Taylor Swift tickets on these dates start at $1,133 and $2,212, respectively. Check out everything you need to know about streaming The Eras Tour concert film in our guide.
Persons: Taylor, she'll, we've, Taylor Swift, Swift, Paramore, Gracie Abrams Organizations: Business, Canada, Poets Department, Ticketmaster, Miami, Vancouver ., Swift, Disney Locations: Paris, North America, London, France, Stockholm, Sweden, Lisbon, Portugal, Madrid, Spain, Lyon, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Liverpool, Cardiff, Dublin, Ireland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Zurich, Switzerland, Milan, Italy, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Hamburg, Munich, Warsaw, Poland, Vienna, Austria, Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Canada, Toronto, Vancouver, LA, Miami , Florida
Ukrainian soldiers spent 10 weeks learning to use the US military's Patriot air-defense system. Business Insider recently visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where Patriot training took place last year, and spoke with two US Army instructors who were involved in the program. They described the Ukrainian soldiers as "awesome" students and "amazing" learners with a lot of drive to learn how to operate the system. AdvertisementFILE - Patriot missile launchers acquired from the U.S. last year are seen deployed in Warsaw, Poland, on Feb. 6, 2023. AdvertisementA Patriot missile is fired during a training exercise at the Black Sea training range in Capu Midia, Constanta, Romania, on Nov. 15, 2023.
Persons: , Michal Dyjuk, Kevin McConkey, Ukraine —, McConkey, Sean Gallup, Austin Christie, Christie, George Calin Still, Vladimir Putin, Alexander Zemlianichenko, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Zelenskyy Organizations: US, Patriot, US Army, Fort Sill, Service, Business, Army, U.S, AP, Getty, Ukrainian, Russian Air Force, Pentagon Locations: Ukraine, Fort Sill , Oklahoma, Fort Sill, Warsaw, Poland, Rzeszow Jasionska, Midia, Constanta, Romania, Moscow, Alexander Zemlianichenko Russia, Kyiv, Ukrainian, Germany, Netherlands
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