Stephen Zabielski, 52, was a career construction worker and is the second American killed in action in Ukraine.
The U.S. State Department told VICE News it is investigating the reports that two former U.S. soldiers were captured near Kharkiv.
The U.S. has now sent more than $40 billion in aid to Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion.
With Russian troops advancing in the east, Ukraine says it desperately needs new heavy weapons.
After assuming leadership of the neo-Nazi group The Base, Justen Watkins planned to kill police and minorities in an effort to start a fantasy “race war.”
The alleged gunman, 18, also appears to have left a long manifesto filled with anti-Black racist conspiracy theories.
In the highest-profile official talks in months between the two countries, Lloyd Austin III spoke to Sergei Shoigu and urged a ceasefire and more communication.
Peaceful activists have been camping out near homes of Supreme Court justices in protest over Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, the far-right is calling for assassinations of Democrat-appointed judges.
The U.S. is pouring billions into the conflict, in which American-made weapons such as Lockheed Martin’s Javelins are highly prized items for the Ukraine military.
The Biden administration has signalled the U.S. is in for the long haul as a key ally against Russia.
Assets seized from Russian oligarchs will partially fund this package, the president said.