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Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

Resolute Square Contributor, journalist, author, and American serving as an active-duty soldier in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

About Sarah Ashton-Cirillo

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

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

The author of two books, Sarah 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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Judge Me By My Enemies
Sarah Ashton-Cirillo has had to deal with the Russian propaganda machine attempting to silence, discredit and murder her since before she joined the battle in Ukraine. So far, all they've accomplished is lighting a fire in her to destroy the enemy and stop them from committing their crimes.
March 16, 2023
Kyiv Before And After Putin's Invasion
Ukraine Withstood Putin’s Winter Of Terror, Now It Must Win The War
A year after its application to join the EU, Ukraine has proven its leadership in defending democracy and the principles of the EU stands. Sarah Ashton-Cirillo writes that now is the time for membership and to give Ukraine the fighter jets needed to defeat Putin and protect Europe.
March 2, 2023
Sarah Ashton-Cirillo injured in the trench
A Year In Ukraine: From Journalist To Soldier On The Zero Line
Sarah Ashton-Cirillo arrived in Ukraine as a journalist and became a soldier fighting on the front line and serving as a medic. This is her story of why she felt compelled to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine and fight for liberty and democracy.
February 23, 2023
Sarah Ashton-Cirillo on Ukraine's Front Line
A Year of War in Ukraine Featuring Video Posts From Sarah Ashton-Cirillo
Strategy Session

Strategy Session

Resolute Square marks one year of the Russian war against Ukraine with a special conversation and exclusive video posts from Sarah Ashton-Cirillo from the front line.
February 22, 2023
War In Ukraine: Life On The Zero Line
The line of defense we hold is positioned where the attacks on us are constant, and the advances against us bring the opposing forces to within a few hundred meters on a regular basis. Due to this, casualties happen, with theirs outstripping ours exponentially.
February 21, 2023
Ukrainian Wedding
Perseverance Over Appeasement
Trump abdicated American leadership, so Putin thought he could roll into Kyiv and Ukraine would roll over. He grossly misjudged the fortitude of Ukrainians and of America under Joe Biden's leadership.
February 8, 2023
Reporters in Ukraine
The Free Press: Essential In War And Peace
From an abandoned building near the front line, journalist-turned-war-medic Sarah Ashton Cirillo writes of another group of heroes in Ukraine's fight for freedom: Members of the free press.
February 2, 2023
Wagner Group mercenaries
US Names Russian Mercenary Group A Transnational Criminal Organization
Despite the mythos being built around both Wagner on the ground in Ukraine, Ukrainians and the US understand the group for what it is: a terrorist gang.
January 30, 2023
Support Ukraine
The Last Death
Sarah Ashton-Cirillo writes that the blood of every war-related death, civilian and military, is on Putin's hands and why Ukraine is fighting to make the next death the last.
January 26, 2023
Ukrainian woman emergency services
The Power In The Words Of War
Blithely tossing out words like Nazi, genocide, or Fascist removes the meaning, impact, and truth of words that we desperately need to hold a universal understanding - especially with a genocidal war being waged by Russia.
January 12, 2023
Peace Is Not A Deal With The Devil
Not only would the wrong peace agreement between Kyiv and the Kremlin be detrimental to the values of freedom and liberty, but it would be the equivalent of making a deal with the devil.
January 5, 2023
Ukrainian anti-terrorism soldiers
Winning The War Without Losing A Nation's Humanity
Despite seeming counterintuitive to achieving combat-related successes, prioritizing life over death during this war is the correct moral and ethical choice. It is also what separates us from them.
January 3, 2023
Putin War Criminal
Putin's Expiration Date
With Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine failing, the number of dead Russians keeps rising as Putin's power at home fades.
December 29, 2022