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S. Ashton-Cirillo

S. Ashton-Cirillo is a contributor to Resolute Square, believer in democracy, warrior for liberty, and junior Sergeant in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

About S. Ashton-Cirillo

S. Ashton-Cirillo is a US citizen and an active-duty soldier serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Prior to their enlistment, they covered Ukraine's battle for freedom and liberty as a war correspondent based 25 miles from the Russian border.

The author of two books, S. Ashton-Cirillo has an extensive background as an analyst in the fields of politics, healthcare, and distressed investments and is the parent of one child.

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Script Flipped: Ukraine’s Information Warfare Win
Sarah Ashton-Cirillo uncovers her journey from the frontlines to the media room, and her team's role in owning the information space in Russia. In her words, "It had all been worth it."
February 22, 2024
Ukraine: Two Years Of Giving Russia Hell
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

Returning special guest Oleksandr Musiienko, head of the Kiev-based Center for Military and Legal Studies, joins Sarah Ashton-Cirillo and Lisa Senecal to dive deep into Ukraine's defense strategy, European support, and the outcomes of the Munich Security Conference. Oleksandr shares expert insights on the critical role of timely military aid, the strategic importance of specific weapons systems, and the impact of European solidarity with Ukraine. Additionally, they explore the challenges and successes of Ukraine's military leadership, the morale of its forces, and strategic decisions on the battlefield, including maritime operations against the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
February 22, 2024
Dead Quiet: Ukrainian Voices Silenced
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

Special guest Romeo Kokriatski, Managing Editor of New Voice Ukraine, joins Sarah Ashton-Cirillo and Lisa Senecal to discuss the underrepresentation of Ukrainian voices in Western media's coverage of the war. Romeo highlights the critical importance of authentic Ukrainian perspectives in understanding the ongoing conflict and its global implications for democracy. The conversation addresses the challenges faced by Ukrainian journalists, critiques Western media's narrative shortcomings, and underscores the resilience of the Ukrainian people.
February 15, 2024
Traitor Trash: How Tucker Carlson Turned On America
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

On this episode of The ZeroLine, Sarah Ashton-Cirillio connects with executive editor of Resolute Square, Lisa Senecal. This week, Sarah reflects on being named to Russia's terrorist list, considering it as a badge of honor for her investigative work. The two discuss Tucker Carlson, his visit to Moscow, faux-journalism to justify promoting Putin over Ukraine, and his now longstanding willingness to be a Russian stooge.
February 8, 2024
Ukraine: Fighting The War We Thought We'd Won
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

After stints in Washington DC and Central America, Sarah Ashton-Cirillo is back in Kyiv. On this episode she joins Resolute Square executive editor Lisa Senecal to discuss her personal experiences and military involvement, and the broader geopolitical implications of the strength and stability of the US and NATO. With Ukraine fighting "a war we thought we'd won in 1945," Sarah and Lisa delve into U.S. domestic politics, Congress's stance on Ukrainian aid and the destructive influence of Trump.
February 1, 2024
Putin’s Evil MAGA Allies
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

This week, Lisa Senecal speaks with host Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, who joins us from Washington D.C. where she continues to push for funding for Ukraine. They talk latest developments in the conflict, including Ukraine's Black Sea successes. They also dig into the US politics and the GOP's obstruction on Ukraine, Trump's influence over House Speaker Johnson, and how the right is benefitting to Putin’s genocidal ambitions.
January 25, 2024
The Kremlin's Propaganda Playbook
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

On this episode of The ZeroLine, Sarah Ashton-Cirillio connects with executive editor of Resolute Square, Lisa Senecal to discuss the use of soft propaganda by Russia and its influence war on the West and democracy.
January 18, 2024
Ukraine's Defiance Against Autocracy
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

On this episode of The ZeroLine, Sarah Ashton-Cirillio and Lisa Senecal are joined by special guest, Oleksandr Musiienko, head of the Kyiv-based Center for Military and Legal Studies. Together, they dive into the current state of the war in Ukraine, focusing on frontline developments, the morale and strategies of Russian forces, and Ukraine's defensive efforts.
January 11, 2024
Weaponization Of Migration
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

On this episode of The ZeroLine, Sarah Ashton-Cirillio connects with executive editor of Resolute Square, Lisa Senecal. This week, the focus is on global authoritarianism and the complexities of international migration, focusing on Russia's involvement in weaponizing migration, particularly in Darien Province, Panama, and the broader implications for international politics and security.
January 4, 2024
Defending Journalism
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

On this episode of The ZeroLine, Sarah Ashton-Cirillio connects with executive editor of Resolute Square, Lisa Senecal. This week, the discussion focuses on the critical role of journalism across the globe. Drawing parallels between Ukraine and the United States, they emphasize the essential role of a free press in a functioning democracy, distinguish between journalism and propaganda, and explore the challenges faced by journalists worldwide.
December 21, 2023
The Fight Against Fascism
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

This week on ZeroLine, Sarah Ashton-Cirillio, member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and executive editor of Resolute Square, Lisa Senecal go back in time to share a bit of Sarah's journey as a journalist who traveled to Ukraine to cover the war and ended up enlisting in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as her recent visits to Washington D.C. and New York.
December 14, 2023
Purpose and Peril On The ZeroLine
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

On this episode ZeroLine, S. Ashton-Cirillio connects with Resolute Square's Lisa Senecal. Joining us while representing Ukraine in D.C., this week, Sarah reflects on her time serving on the zeroline in the country's Territorial Defense Force and how the experiences have left an indelible mark on her, as they do on all serving. That perspective helped prepare her for her new military assignment - working to ensure those serving in Ukraine have the mental health support they need now and to prepare them for life post-victory.
December 7, 2023
The Axis Of Evil And Its Far Right Support
ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

ZeroLine with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

On this episode of The ZeroLine, Sarah Ashton-Cirillio connects with Resolute Square's Lisa Senecal. With Sarah reporting from Odessa, they begin with a detailed description of the recent drone attacks by Russia on the region the previous night. Sarah was on the ground and able to capture video footage of kamikaze drones indiscriminately hitting targets or being shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces. They discuss the horrific war crimes that took place in Bucha at the outset of the invasion, which leads to a substantive dialogue of the unprecedented attacks by Hamas against Israeli citizens and the crystallization of an axis of evil formed between Russia, Iran, and Hamas.
October 12, 2023