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Orion Donovan Smith

Orion Donovan Smith

Current Position: reporter

Orion Donovan Smith came to The Spokesman-Review in June 2020 through a grant received from the Report for America reporter program. He is the legislative reporter in our Washington, DC Bureau.

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Two years after Russian invasion, fate of U.S. aid for Ukraine lies with House Republicans

WASHINGTON – Saturday marked a grim anniversary for the people of Ukraine, two years after Russia’s full-scale invasion of their country and a decade after the Kremlin invaded and eventually annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, kicking off a bloody imperial project founded on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s belief that Ukraine never should have become its own country.

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