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.
Ukrainian civilians are under constant threat and attack from Putin's Russia - through both physical weapons and the weapon of propaganda. Through it all, says ZeroLine's Sarah Ashton-Cirillio, civilians are defiant. But the propaganda doesn't end at Ukraine's borders - Sarah talks with Resolute Square executive editor Lisa Senecal about the extremists in the GOP who are carrying Putin's water and endanger democracy at home and abroad.
Former Slovakian PM Peter Pellegrini is a strong friend to Ukraine and democracy, and is seeking a return to the country's most powerful position. But Putin-Orban-ally, Robert Fico who is also a Former Slovakian PM is fighting to reclaim the seat creating a threat not only to Ukraine but international stability and support for democracy.
Former Navy SEAL and VFRL President Dr. Dan Barkhuff and Iraq veteran Jason Belcher are joined by retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, a 38 year U.S. Army veteran and former Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, to discuss the war in Ukraine by analyzing Russian and Ukrainian military forces.
Sarah Ashton-Cirillo gives an update on the war from Kyiv and shares her experiences being targeted by Russian propaganda. Sarah and Lisa Senecal discuss useful Russian stooges like Tucker Carlson who aid the Kremlin by pushing its disinformation into the US mainstream and social media.