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The Ukrainian "reporter" who was slapped by Oscar winner Will Smith in 2012 recalled the incident on Instagram last night.

Vitalii Sediuk took to Instagram after Smith slapped fire out of Chris Rock's mouth for joking about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

Sediuk captioned a video: "But @willsmith practiced on me first, only to perfrom [sic] his slap at the Oscars."

Sediuk is a prankster who pretended to be a reporter on the red carpet at the Moscow, Russia premiere of Men In Black III in 2012.

As Smith walked the red carpet at the event, Sediuk asked him for a hug, but he went in for a kiss instead.

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Smith was shocked and slapped the guy on the chin before security escorted him down the red carpet.

"Hey, man, what the hell is your problem?" Smith could be heard saying as he stormed off. "He tried to kiss me on my mouth."

Smith later explained the incident to David Letterman, who asked him why he "beat up a guy who was trying to hug" him.

"I didn't beat up a guy!" Smith said. "He says, 'I'm your biggest fan, can I have a hug?' So I go to give this joker a hug, and he tries to lean in and kiss me!"

Sediuk apologized to Smith, but he was later fired by a Ukraine TV station for harassing other American stars – including trying to kiss Brad Pitt, who got a restraining order against him.
 

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The ex-press secretary of Ukraine's president explained why she deleted a tweet that said it would be a "tragedy" if Kamala Harris was President.

Iuliia Mendel's tweet was in response to another tweet with a video showing Harris laughing when asked about Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Poland. Harris reportedly giggled and said, "A friend in need is a friend indeed."

An infuriated Mendel tweeted, "It would be a tragedy if this woman won the presidency."

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Harris was reportedly sent to Warsaw, Poland this week to meet with U.S. troops and to help the U.S. consular speed up the process so Ukrainian refugees could stay with family in the United States.

Mendel explained why she deleted the tweet about Harris during an interview with CNN on Friday.

Mendel said she deleted the tweet after she was informed that Harris has "particular communication when she is uncomfortable."

Mendel told CNN she originally wrote the tweet out of frustration. "For us as Ukrainians it was a very bad experience to see this type of reaction, a laugh."

She praised the United States government for standing behind Ukraine during Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"We also understand that the United States is very united around Ukraine," she added. "We really appreciate their support, including the $13.6 billion in humanitarian and military aid."

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Captured Russian soldiers cried and begged for mercy after Ukraine military forces buried over 700 Russian troops.

In footage released by Ukraine officials, weeping prisoners of war (POWs) said they had no idea they were being sent to war. They claimed they were unprepared and had no food by the time they were captured.

Crying soldiers said they didn't know they were going to attack "peaceful people defending their territory."

They also said Russian officials didn't pick up the corpses of their fellow soldiers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly humiliated that Ukraine didn't fall in a few days. He thought the invasion would be over by now. Instead, he has lost over 5,840 soldiers - the biggest losses since World War 2.

According to reports, Putin invaded Ukraine to prevent President Volodymyr Zelensky from joining NATO. If Ukraine joins NATO, then other NATO countries - including the United States - can position their missile systems directly on the Russian border.

That's what Putin fears the most — and why he is willing to start World War 3.

As it stands now, the closest the U.S. and her allies can get to Russia is Poland, which borders Ukraine's west coast.

Ukraine authorities have forbidden men aged between 18 and 60 from leaving and ordered them to stay and fight Russian invaders.

Joe Biden called Putin a "dictator" in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, as he banned Russian aircraft from U.S. airspace.

The U.S. president imposed more sanctions on Russia. Additionally, the U.S., European Union and the U.K. removed 7 Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system. Removal from SWIFT is a huge blow to the Russian economy.

Biden didn't mention if he plans to stop paying Russia $75 million per day for oil.

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Over the weekend, news outlets reported that Africans were being denied seats on trains evacuating refugees from war-torn Ukraine.

Trains are evacuating refugees after Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine in the early hours of February 24.

At least one video shows African men left "stranded" on train platforms while Ukrainian women and children boarded the trains heading to Poland.

It seems a news outlet viewed one video and decided to manufacture a story to paint the Ukrainian people in a negative light during a crisis.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky banned men ages 18-60 from leaving Ukraine during the conflict. They must stay and defend their country. But foreigners are free to leave.

I logged into Getty Images to determine for myself if the stories of racism were true. Photos never lie, but people do.

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Sure enough, I found dozens of Getty Images photos showing African men and women getting on and off the trains without resistance. They do not seem to be harassed and there is no hint of racism in any of the photos I saw.

I downloaded several of the Getty Images photos for this post. Many of the stories coming out of Ukraine are misleading and deceptive.

Below is the Getty Images caption for one of the photos.

Men from Cameroon arrive on a train from Ukraine at the main railway station due to ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war crisis in Przemysl, Poland on February 27, 2022. Russian invasion on Ukraine causes a mass exodus of refugees to Poland. (Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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I was unable to download the best photos (showing Africans smiling and taking photos on the trains) because those photos were exclusives and priced at $499.00 each.

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This is why you can't believe everything you read on the Internet.

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WWIII may be over soon. China's President Xi Jinping urged Russia's President Vladimir Putin to negotiate a surrender with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Zelensky (2nd from L) and Putin (2nd from R) are pictured with France's President Emanuel Macron (C) on December 9, 2019.

During a phone call on Friday, Xi urged Putin to resolve "the Ukraine crisis" through "talks" with Zelensky.

According to Bloomberg, the Kremlin announced Putin agreed to "organize negotiations" after Zelensky said he was ready to discuss Ukraine's "neutral status" and not push to join NATO.

However, Zelensky rejected Putin's offer to hold the meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Instead, he wants to hold the talks in Warsaw, Poland's capital.

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The Kremlin also notes that Zelensky positioned missile systems in residential areas in big cities — a move that could result in high civilian casualties.

Earlier, a Russian official said that Moscow will only agree to talks if Ukraine's army surrenders.

"We're ready for negotiations at any time, as soon as the Ukrainian armed forces respond to our president's call, stop resistance and lay down their weapons," Lavrov said in the Russian capital.

Putin agreed to talks amid reports that over 450 of his soldiers were killed and over 800 Russian troops were captured by Ukraine forces.

Dozens of Ukraine civilians died during the conflict.

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The White House reports Russian forces are on the verge of capturing Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, despite the United States and its allies levying huge sanctions on Russia.

The White House announced late Thursday that Russia's military forces were 20 miles outside of Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.

There are reports that 450 Russian soldiers were killed on Day 1 of WW3, and hundreds of military equipment were captured by Ukraine forces. However, Ukraine's losses are believed to be much worse.

The sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Russia have not slowed its attack on Ukraine and Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin's plan to capture the capital.

Early Friday, Ukrainian Pres. Volodymyr Zelensky announced, "Russia's sabotage forces have entered the capital. Me and my family are remaining."

Zelensky confirmed ballistic and cruise missiles hit Kyiv overnight, and he wondered aloud whether help was on the way.

"We are left alone in defense of our state. Who is ready to fight with us? I don't see it. Who is ready to guarantee Ukraine's accession to Nato? Everyone is afraid. I asked the 27 leaders of Europe whether Ukraine should be in Nato. I asked directly. They are all afraid. And we are not afraid."

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Zelensky (L) is pictured with U.S. Pres. Joe Biden at a White House meeting on Sept. 1, 2021.

During a press conference from the White House on Thursday, Biden said, "Our forces are not and will not be engaged in a conflict with Russia in Ukraine. Our forces are not going to Europe to fight in Ukraine."

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When Biden first took office in Jan. 2021, he removed sanctions imposed on Russia by the outgoing Trump administration. That opened the door for Putin's military action in Ukraine.

Former Pres. Donald Trump wrote an executive order imposing sanctions on any company that helped Russia's state-owned gas company, Gazprom.

Biden removed those sanctions and handed Russia back its pipeline (while simultaneously shutting down America's oil pipeline). Biden allowed Russia to extend its pipeline into Eastern Europe, and along with it, the power to invade Eastern Europe.

In the face of massive military losses, Putin offered to begin to negotiating "terms of surrender" for Ukraine.

"We are not afraid to talk to Russia," said Zelensky in response. "We are not afraid to talk about security guarantees for our state. We are not afraid to talk about neutral status. But what security guarantees will we have? But which countries will give them?"

Putin said the "final straw" that led to the invasion of Ukraine was Zelensky's announcement of his intent to restore Ukraine as a nuclear power.

Meanwhile, the world is watching to see if China will invade Taiwan.

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The world is reacting to Russia invading Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin orders his troops over the border into eastern Ukraine.

A senior Biden administration official told reporters Monday, "In the last hour, we've seen Russia order troops to deploy into the [Donetsk and Luhansk regions] for so-called peacekeeping functions."

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The US ambassador to the United Nations says Putin's claims about "peacekeeping" forces on the ground are "nonsense".

Putin is pictured during a meeting at Moscow's Kremlin on Feb. 22.

US Pres. Joe Biden signed an executive order imposing sanctions on Russia if the invasion into Ukraine continued.

"To be clear: these measures are separate from and would be in addition to the swift and severe economic measures we have been preparing in coordination with Allies and partners should Russia further invade Ukraine," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday.

She said Biden placed a secure phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to "reaffirm the commitment of the United States to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity" and "strongly condemned" Putin's recognition of Ukraine's rebel republics of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent.

Psaki said Biden had spoken with Zelensky for about 35 minutes — after Putin recognized the two regions as independent regions that he can lay claim to.

The two regions — collectively known as the Donbas — are in eastern Ukraine, near the border with Russia.

The Biden administration previously warned Putin that formally recognizing Luhansk and Donetsk as "independent" would be met with a "swift and firm response" from the U.S. and its allies.

The Biden administration official "made clear that [Putin] views Ukraine historically as part of Russia... This was a speech to the Russian people to justify war," he said.

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The threat of World War III is over for now. Russian troops were reportedly seen withdrawing from the Ukrainian border on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he welcomed security dialogue with America. He said he doesn't want war and would rely on negotiations with the U.S. government to stop Ukraine's bid to join NATO, according to the Associated Press.

Russia backed down after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday that Russia had set Wednesday, Feb. 16, as the date to invade Ukraine. There were reports late Monday that the Ukraine president was only joking about the start date.

130,000 Russian forces massed near the Ukraine border was the closest that the world's second biggest power had come to starting World War III in decades.

"We want to solve this issue now as part of negotiation process through peaceful means," Putin said after meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. "We very much hope that our partners hear our concerns and take them seriously."

Scholz also said diplomatic options are "far from exhausted," and praised the announcement of a troop withdrawal as a "good signal," adding: "We hope that more will follow."

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A date has been set for World War III. Now is the time to plan for your physical, mental, and financial well-being amid the ongoing war.

Unfortunately, it seems that World War III is imminent. On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia will invade his country on Wednesday, February 16.

American Pres. Joe Biden spoke with Zelenskyy on Sunday, to guarantee the safety of the Ukrainian people. Biden told him that America "would respond swiftly and decisively, together with its Allies and partners, to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine," according to the White House.

In addition to NATO's allies that are already in Poland, Biden sent more than 3,000 troops to Poland to amass along the Ukraine border in the event of an invasion by Russia.

If Russia invades Ukraine, the U.S. will have to take action — then China will invade Taiwan — and World War III will begin.

Below are just a few tips to survive World War III.

1. Exercise

When the body is stressed its demands increase. Exercise is an excellent stress reliever. Exercise reduces the body's stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. So exercise at least 20 minutes a day to relieve stress.

2. Stock up on non-perishable foods

War means high prices, including gasoline and utilities. There may be rolling blackouts in your area to preserve electricity. High gas prices means higher fuel and diesel prices for truckers who we depend on to deliver food to grocery stores. Stock up on non-perishable food items such as:

  • Canned tuna, salmon and sardines
  • Almonds and almond butter
  • Cashews/cashew butter and other dried nuts
  • Canned/boxed coconut and almond milk
  • Olive oil, coconut oil and other oils
  • Beef/turkey jerky
  • Protein bars
  • Dried beans, lentils and peas
  • Whole grains
  • Dried berries
  • Pickled vegetables in jars
  • Unsweetened canned fruits
  • Organic canned soups that are low in sodium

Additionally, stock up on condiments such as raw honey, dried herbs and spices (all types), maple syrup, hot sauce, mustard, mustards, vinegars (apple cider, balsamic and white), low sugar BBQ sauce, etc.

3. Learn how to shoot a weapon

Purchase a firearm today and learn how to shoot it. There are firearms training schools in your area. You can also go to a target shooting facility to learn how to safely operate your weapon.

4. Connect with long lost friends off the Internet

The Internet will go offline during a war. You can't expect the phone service to work and the U.S. mail is not an option. Develop a network of friends who live within miles of you and your loved ones so you can get word to them quickly.

5. Hoard gold and silver

Forget about hoarding cash. Money is worthless during times of war. Gold, silver and copper can be used to barter for food and essential items. It's also a good idea to purchase and hoard items that you can use to barter with such as camping equipment, wood burning stoves, gas masks in adult and children's sizes, and other survival gear, matches, lighters, oil, reading glasses, binoculars, socks, shoes, underwear, live stock such as chickens and goats, etc.

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Joe Biden called a "press lid" Wednesday morning after bombshell emails and photos were released that appear to show his son Hunter engaging in sex acts and smoking a crack or meth pipe in bed.

The photos and emails were part of a cache of documents discovered on a laptop computer that was never picked up from a computer repair shop in 2019.

The store owner in Delaware told the New York Post a customer dropped off the $2,000 laptop for repairs in April 2019.

After no one returned to pick up the laptop, the store owner copied data from the hard drive and contacted the FBI and Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani handed the 40,000 documents and photos over to The New York Times.

Among the photos found on the hard drive are sexually explicit images of Hunter engaging in sex acts with an unidentified woman, and smoking what appears to be a crack or meth pipe in bed.

Joe Biden called a press lid this morning, shortly after news of the emails and photos broke.

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Most damning for Joe Biden is an email that appears to conflict with the presidential candidate's claim that he never spoke with Hunter about his business dealings in Ukraine.

In the email, a Burisma adviser said it was an "honor and a pleasure" to be introduced to Joe Biden.

He also asked Hunter, 50, for "advice on how you could use your influence" at Burisma.

The email is significant because in 2015 Joe Biden lobbied to get a Ukraine prosecutor fired in exchange for a $1 billion loan from the U.S. to Ukraine.

In a speech in 2018, Biden, 77, described a conversation he had with Ukraine officials: "I looked at them and said: I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money."

The investigator was fired in March 2016.

Hunter joined the Burisma board in 2014, receiving $50,000 a month for a five-year term.

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Ukraine's top prosecutor has reopened an investigation into the Burisma gas company that reportedly paid Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $3 million in salary and bonuses.

"We are now reviewing all the cases that were closed or split into several parts or were investigated before," said Ukraine's Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka, according to DailyMail.com.

Ukraine's former prosecutor who launched a probe into Hunter Biden’s involvement with Burisma was reportedly fired under pressure from then-Vice President Joe Biden.

The investigation into possible corruption by Joe and Hunter was reopened hours after U.S. President Trump asked Ukraine for assistance investigating the Bidens, saying the country "should investigate" Joe and Hunter Biden.

Trump is on the hot seat for asking a foreign government to help investigate his political rival.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry into Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump asked Zelensky for information on the Bidens.

House Democrats are looking into whether Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine if the government didn't comply with his wishes.

Trump reportedly fired the U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine after Rudy Giuliani complained she would not launch an investigation into the Bidens.

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In an interview with The Associated Press, President Zelensky denied he was pressured by Trump to investigate Joe Biden and his son.

Asked by The Associated Press about Trump's comment Thursday that the U.S. has an "absolute right" to ask foreign leaders to investigate corruption cases, Zelensky said that Ukraine is "open" and that all the cases under investigation are "transparent."

The Bidens are accused of influence peddling by using Joe's position as Barack Obama's vice president to enrich himself and his son.

Hunter reportedly received $1.5 billion from the Chinese government, in addition to $3 million from Burisma gas company and untold millions from other foreign governments while Joe was VP.