Ukraine

Fargo City Hall shines blue and yellow for Ukraine

Fargo City Hall Fargo City Hall FARGO (KVRR) – In solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine, Fargo City Hall is illuminated in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. “Fargo stands united with Ukrainians in our metro community and around the globe,” according to a statement on social media. The Fargo display will continue for the next several…

Conflict In Ukraine Concerns West Fargo-Based Titan Machinery Leaders

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo-based Titan Machinery company is keeping close tabs on the situation in Ukraine. The company has filed a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which requires updates to announce major events that shareholders should know about. The company says it is most concerned about the well-being of its employees. Titan Machinery has about 16…

Biden, NATO agree to send in more troops after invasion

(NATO)BRUSSELS (AP) – President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts agreed Friday to send thousands of troops backed by air and naval support to protect allies near Russia and Ukraine in response to President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade, the organization’s top civilian official said. Speaking after chairing a NATO summit, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 30-nation organization will…

West Fargo-based Titan Machinery ‘actively monitoring’ impacts in Ukraine

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Titan Machinery is keeping close tabs on the situation in Ukraine, where thousands of people are fleeing the country as Russia continues to pound the capital and other cities with airstrikes. In a report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday, the West Fargo-based company said the well-being of its employees in Ukraine is…

Bismarck woman worried about her homeland near Ukraine

A woman in Bismarck has family in Ukraine and is affected by the Russia crisis.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — The Russia-Ukraine crisis has some ties to residents of North Dakota. Eastern Europeans in North Dakota anxiously await what is next for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion. Especially one Bismarck woman who runs a grocery store specializing in Ukranian and Russian products, she wonders what this means for her business. “I am not sure what is going…

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Has Ties to Bismarck women

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – The Russia Ukraine conflict has ties to two people from Bismarck. According to NATO, Russia is still sending troops to Ukraine despite President Vladamir Putin’s insistence to negotiate a solution to the crisis. The U.S. and NATO believe an invasion is imminent. Ukrainians raised national flags and sang the country’s anthem to mark Unity Day, created…

Biden orders 3,000 additional troops to Poland

U.S. soldiers arrive in Poland (Fox News)WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior defense official says President Joe Biden has approved the deployment of 3,000 more U.S. troops to Poland. They will join 1,700 other members of the 82nd Airborne Division who have been heading to Poland in recent days. Combined, the 4,700 soldiers comprise an infantry brigade intended to reassure fellow…

Groszhans remains jailed as tensions rise between Ukraine and Russia

Kurt GroszhansWASHINGTON – A North Dakota farmer remains jailed in Ukraine on charges he attempted to assassinate a former business partner who is now a government minister. Kurt Groszhans of Ashley is in a Kyiv prison.  He’s been charged with attempted murder, attempted extortion and attempted kidnapping. Groszhans’ family says the charges are bogus and designed to stifle his claims of…

U.S. puts 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia tension

PentagonBRUSSELS (AP) — The Pentagon said Monday that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put up to 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassure NATO allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression on the border of Ukraine. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said no final decisions have been made on deployments….

Cramer optimistic after visiting North Dakota farmer in Ukrainian prison

Sen. Kevin Cramer, Kurt GroszhansFARGO (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer says there’s cause for optimism following his meeting with a North Dakota farmer being held for an alleged assassination plot against a member of the Ukrainian president’s cabinet. Kurt Groszhans of Ashley is in a Kyiv prison.  He’s been charged with attempted murder, attempted extortion and attempted kidnapping. Groszhans and…