Here’s your weekly selection of news highlights from the Crosstalk news desk:
–An estimated 10 million people have fled their homes in Ukraine since the war with Russia began.
–Vladimir Putin has replaced 1,000 of his personal staff over the last month over fears they would poison him.
–The head of the U.N. human rights team in Ukraine said that monitors had received more information about mass graves in the besieged port city of Mariupol.
–Up to 40,000 Russian troops have been wounded, killed, captured or are missing in Ukraine since the war began.
–On Tuesday, the Ukrainian military shared what it said was an intercepted call from a Russian officer who said half of his troops had frostbite.
–The U.S. to take in up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and sanction more Russian officials and defense companies.
–Russian forces have destroyed a functioning laboratory at the derelict Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
–Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the world’s largest natural gas producer would soon require unfriendly nations to pay for their fuel in Russia’s currency, the Ruble.
–The U.S. and the E.U. announce a new partnership to reduce the continent’s reliance upon Russian energy.
–President Joe Biden announced that a new world order is coming. Dalton provided audio of the comments.
–President Joe Biden acknowledged that food shortages will hit the world as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
–According to a top U.S. military commander, at least 3 of several islands in the disputed South China Sea have been fully militarized by Communist China.
–SCOTUS pick Ketanji Brown Jackson’s leniency toward child porn offenders.