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.
While Ukrainians show true bravery and grit on the frontlines of the fight against authoritarianism, here in the U.S., Kevin McCarthy leads a coalition of the cowardly, ready to cut and run from our democratic ally and hand Ukraine to Putin.
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.
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.