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Ukraine Latest: US Will Give Another $1 Billion in Security Aid

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WATCH: Zelenskiy derided Kremlin-run referenda in occupied regions of Ukraine as a “farce” in his nightly video address.Source: Bloomberg
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The Biden administration will announce another $1 billion in security aid to Ukraine on Wednesday, say two people familiar with the matter. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen described the disruption of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline as “sabotage” on Tuesday, and warned of “the strongest possible response.” Officials of US, Germany and Poland cited the prospect of sabotage by Russia after Swedish scientists said they had detected two powerful underwater explosions near enormous leaks coming from the pipeline system that usually supplies Europe. The prime ministers of Denmark and Sweden said the leaks were no accident.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia was “extremely concerned” about the reports of leaks, which prompted a surge in gas prices even though flows through the pipeline have been halted for months.