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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Does Putin Want to End the War in Ukraine? - The Nation
    Ad Policy[1]Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Bahrain’s King at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 23, 2024. (Yuri Kochetkov / Pool/AFP via Getty Images)According to a report in Reuters, four Kremlin-connected Russian sources state that Putin is ready to negotiate a cease-fire[2] along current battle lines. When Putin himself was asked about this report, he replied of negotiations: “Let them resume.”Such statements have been met with skepticism. Putin is said to be “optimistic[3]” about the war, given Russian momentum on the battlefield, and he recently appointed an economist as defense minister, suggesting, many argue, that he is ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Wars in Gaza and Ukraine, and threat of terrorism, loom over Paris Olympics this summer - The Boston Globe
    The host city elevated its terror threat to maximum two months ago. And the opening ceremony, which will feature more than 10,000 athletes floating in boats along the Seine instead of marching into the Stade de France, will be conducted amid the heaviest security in Games history[1].Get Globe Weather ForecastYour essential daily forecast, delivered daily at 6:30 am. The number of spectators for the event has been reduced from 600,000 to 320,000, and more than 45,000 police will stand guard in the city and its environs.“From the outset, all plans were built assuming that there would be a terrorist threat,” ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Russia Launches Wave of Mechanized Attacks at Ukraine - Newsweek
    Russian forces launched four separate assaults with armored vehicles on Ukrainian positions along the eastern front line in recent days as Moscow probes the strength of Kyiv's defenses in the country's Donetsk region, according to a new assessment.Russian troops attacked east of the strategic town of Chasiv Yar, and to the northwest of the captured former Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka between Monday and Tuesday, the U.S.-based think tank, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW[1]), said in its latest assessment of the war in Ukraine.Moscow also carried out larger mechanized attacks to the southwest of the Russian-controlled regional capital, ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Poland signs deal to acquire JASSM-ER cruise missiles - Flightglobal
    Polish defence minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz has signed an agreement with the USA to acquire Lockheed Martin AGM-158B-2 JASSM-ER cruise missiles.Announced on 28 May, the Foreign Military Sales deal is valued at approximately $735 million, with deliveries to take place between 2026 and 2030.“This is strategic equipment for the Polish air force that changes our position and our capabilities in the airspace, deterrence and defence,” Kosiniak-Kamysz says.The purchase results from the need to increase the number of standoff-range weapons in the Polish air force inventory, based on lessons learned from the war in Ukraine.In March 2024, the US Department of State ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Life on Ukraine's front line: Short of ammo, 'worse than hell' - Reuters
    Source: Institute for the Study of War; Data as of May 16 | REUTERS/Sam HartBefore Russia launched its full-scale invasion two years ago, Viktor, the infantryman, was working as a window framer outside of Uman, a city in central Ukraine. His wife had just given birth to a baby daughter. They lived with his parents in his childhood home built on a small hill overlooking verdant forests and fields that changed color with the seasons. (Like all of the Ukrainians profiled in this report, Viktor asked to be identified by his first name only, in keeping with military protocol.)Viktor received ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Russian media: Alibaba stops accepting rubles, shipping to Russia - Kyiv Independent
    Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member [1] Support us just once [2] Chinese multinational Alibaba, the owner of the online shopping portal AliExpress, has stopped accepting payments in rubles and no longer allows the delivery of orders to Russia, Russian business newspaper Kommersant reported on May 28. Citing its sources, Kommersant said that Alibaba has "tightened the conditions for Russian business," leading to a change in its payment and delivery policies. Kommersant referred to a Russian economic expert, who "linked Alibaba's decision to fears of secondary sanctions, which have caused other problems with ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Putin warns West not to let Ukraine use its missiles to hit Russia - نورنیوز
    Some NATO members want Ukraine to strike deep into Russia with Western weapons but the United States opposes this view.The Russian leader said on Tuesday that such a move could trigger a global conflict.Putin made the remarks as the West grapples with what to do about the advance of Russian troops in Ukraine.NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Western alliance members should allow Ukraine to strike deep into Russia with Western weapons.“Constant escalation can lead to serious consequences,” Putin told reporters in Tashkent. “If these serious consequences occur in Europe, how will the United States behave, bearing in mind ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Satellite Images Show Russia's 'Nebo-M' Radar System Targeted in Strike - Newsweek
    Satellite images released in the aftermath of a strike in Ukraine's occupied Luhansk region suggest that Kyiv's forces targeted a Russian long-range radar system.The photos, dated May 10 and 28[1], are from California-based global imaging company Planet Labs. They were obtained by Radio Svoboda, the Russian service of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Tuesday, after a reported attack by Kyiv's forces using U.S.-supplied missiles on an airfield in Luhansk. The attack may have struck Russia's prized Nebo-M radar system, the service said.Kyiv has not claimed responsibility for the attack. Newsweek has reached out to the Russian Ministry of ...

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