EXCLUSIVE: A Ukrainian woman tells the REAL story of life in war-torn Ukraine.

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Secretary of State Blinken just announced an additional $1 billion in aid to Ukraine during his surprise visit to Kiev. That brings the total sum of US aid sent to Ukraine to a whopping $76 BILLION. What's more? Biden asked for an additional $24 billion in aid destined for Ukraine. $100 BILLION later, and the war is STILL raging. Is there any end in site?

The answer is a resounding NO with the Biden administration continually touting the confident yet ambiguous declaration, "As long as it takes." What does that exactly entail? Will we continue to escalate our weapons shipments until Russia retaliates? Will we follow Ukraine into World War III? As long as the US unabashedly continues to aid Ukraine without a clear policy in mind, the war and its turmoil will continue...indefinitely.

Is there any end in site? The answer is a resounding NO.

From across the pond, it is difficult to put the continued toll of the war in perspective. However, the Ukrainian people encounter the heartwrenching realities of war every day. To give you a glimpse into the daily life of the Ukrainian people living in their war-torn country, a Blaze employee sat down with a Ukrainian woman living in the US, who opened up about her experiences during her trips to her homeland.

The Ukrainian people encounter the heartwrenching realities of war every day.

Her testimony paints a vivid picture of the harsh realities that the Ukrainians endure on a daily basis. As long as the war continues with no end in sight, their suffering will continue. One thing is clear: our leaders must demand an end to this war. The Ukrainian people deserve it.

To learn more about the REAL situation in Ukraine, be sure to tune into Glenn's special on Ukraine TOMORROW at 8:00 p.m. CT on Blaze TV. Here are the highlights from our sit-down with the Ukrainian woman, who wished to remain anonymous. The following has been edited for clarity and readability.

What is the state of morale of the Ukrainian people? 

“I saw many people who are holding on very strong, but when you touch them, when you give them a hug, they just break. They cry. And it’s such a deep cry… Because they cannot show their children that they are broken and there is no hope. They have to be strong for their kids and for [their] grandchildren."

How has the war taken a toll on the average citizen?

“Everything changed. They live in a war zone. I am from the western [region of Ukraine], and what you have there are people who are working for the front. There is lots going on. People are cooking or providing for people who are fighting. They’re sending buses of food and clothes and whatever is needed… [Western Ukraine] provides help."

What are some of the personal stories that you have witnessed? 

“I was at home, and [my sister] went on a walk with her husband and two children. Ten minutes later they were running back because they got the message on their phone that the rockets entered the Ukrainian sky, and they were flying towards our city.”

So the Ukrainian government sends people notifications?

“Yes, they get the notifications that the rockets are flying, which say, ‘Ok, they’re flying towards Kiev… or they’re flying towards this particular city. The trouble with this is that the rockets can change their direction. They always warn people on their phones. That’s what happened while I was there.”

You mentioned poverty. What does that look like for Ukrainians in day to day life?

“Compared to three years ago, bread is four times as much, so, it’s very expensive. It’s very hard to live. The state of life is not easy right now. People who have relatives overseas can survive. But for people who have none, it’s practically impossible to survive there. People there know how to survive on a little. It’s interesting, the mentality. They know how to survive on bread and water. If they don’t have food, they fast.”

How else has the war taken a toll on the average citizen?

"The war changed everything, but the biggest [change] is that they lost peace. They are haunted by the thought that they could be next. [The Russians] can kill them. [Russians] can attack their city, their home. My mom said that out of [her] seven children, I am the only one in a safe region [because] I live in America. She says, ‘Be grateful for the peace you have. Be grateful for the safety you have, because we don’t have that. We don’t have tomorrow. [We] can plan, [we] can have birthday parties, but we don’t know what’s going to happen today or in the evening or at night. If they’re going to bomb us, if they’re going to kill us. We don’t have tomorrow.’ That’s what my mom says.”

You mentioned that there are no young men left. How has that affected the country? How are the women and children providing for themselves?

“You have a nation that is fatherless and a nation of widows. There are lots of widows and orphans. When I was driving to my brother-in-law’s town, there was a display of young men who had been killed, pictures of young men [on] a town hall, [on a banner] who lived in that town, who were drafted and killed. I asked my brother-in-law, ‘How is it going here?’ He said, ‘They are taking our men. They are killing our young men. The working force, fathers, husbands. They need to go [fight in] the war, but you have unprotected children and wives and mothers who are left there. But, little by little, because of the war, they are killing young men. The towns are wiped out of young [men]. In my city where I walked, there are no young men walking [around], not many. This is the saddest part for me, that there are young guys who are fathers with young kids who have to fight. Husbands and sons, uncles, nephews... they’re gone.”

What was life like while living under communism?

"It was not easy to live under the communist system. I was a part of that. I experienced that. And when communism fell, I was 15 or 16. When we finally got this independence in 1991, we could live the way we want, like normal people live. [We could] say what we want, eat what we want, dress ourselves the way we want. We wanted to be our own people, you know? But the Soviet system was very gray. You wore the same clothes, you were going to the same school system--there were no private schools."

"The system was against Christianity, as well. They called us ‘gray mass.’ I remember this. They would always say, ‘If you stay gray and low, you will be ok. As long as you stay low and gray and do what they ask you to do, you’re fine. But as soon as you stick out and speak out and you are different, they will shoot you. They will put you in prison. They will poison you. They will find a way to get rid of you because you are different. So in 1991, it was like we want to be [free]. But now they are trying to put us back under their dominion.”

What does winning look like to Ukrainians?

“They just want Russians off our land. They don’t want [the Russians] to tell them what to do. We want to be free, and we want to live our lives, and work for ourselves, and feed our children. Our fault is that we are on the good soil and that we’re a hardworking people.”

How RFK's example can help our nation in the wake of Trump's attack

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How did you feel last Saturday when you heard the news that a former president of the United States narrowly avoided an assassin's bullet by a mere few inches? Were you angry at the media for their constant demonization of Trump and his conservative contingency? Did you blame the left for curating a political climate that fostered an assassination attempt?

In his immediate reaction to the news, Glenn pointed us back to a similar moment in American history: April 4th, 1968—the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

"The best speech I've ever heard given was by RFK Sr. on the day Martin Luther King was killed" - Glenn

Robert F. Kennedy, the father of current independent presidential candidate RFK Jr., was en route to Indianapolis when he heard the terrible news. His security team, expecting violent outrage across the country, asked RFK Sr. to turn around and head back to safety. But as Glenn said, RFK Sr. believed in the good in people and demanded to give his speech. He arrived in Indianapolis Park late in the day, and he addressed the crowd of predominantly black campaign supporters.

There were no riots in Indianapolis that night.

The message RFK Sr. gave that night wasn't one of vengeance, hatred, or hopelessness, but of calm and goodness. He appealed to the best in people. He called for people to set aside their differences, anger, fear, and confusion and instead express love and compassion towards one another. RFK Sr. asked for wisdom and the pursuit of justice so that we might be resolute in our unity as the country faces another difficult chapter.

What we need in this country is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another.

Glenn has made a similar plea to our nation—a plea for unity and not to lash out in fear and anger. Don't use this time to blame your friends and family who disagree with you politically for what happened or to tell them "I told you so!" Instead, reach out with compassion and grace. This is a turning point in American history. Let's turn it upward, away from hatred and violence and towards unison and compassion.

Fortunately, President Trump walked away from his attempted assassination with very minor injuries. The bullet that wounded Trump's ear could have just as easily ended his life, and his survival is nothing short of a miracle.

Sadly, that miracle didn't extend to everyone attending Trump's ill-fated Pennsylvania rally. Three other people were shot. David Dutch and James Copenhaver, both Pennslyavia residents, are thankfully in stable condition. Corey Comperatore, however, tragically died after being shot while protecting his wife and daughter from the hail of gunfire.

“Corey died a hero."

Camperatore, a 50-year-old loving father and husband from Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania leaves behind his daughter Allyson, his wife Helen, sister Dawn, and many other friends and family. Camperatore was a man of service, having spent 43 years as part of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and had worked his way to becoming the fire chief when he stepped down to spend more time with his daughter.

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Corey's friends and family have nothing but good things to say about him, and judging by their testimonies, Corey's final heroic act was consistent with how the volunteer firefighter lived his life.

According to many people who knew Compertore, he was a true patriot who loved his country. He was a fan of President Trump. Compertore was very excited to attend Saturday's rally, which he expressed in his last social media post.


During his speech addressing the shooting, President Biden expressed his condolences to the Comperatore family, stating that "He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired.”

Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?