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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Putin's Orthodox crusade in Africa - Catholic news – La Croix International - La Croix International
    July 27, 2023: Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken. Clad in a klobouk embroidered with golden seraphim wings, Moscow Patriarch Kirill stepped onto the stage at the St. Petersburg Convention Center. In front of him were heads of state, government officials, and ministers from across Africa for the Russia-Africa Economic Summit.“Russia has never viewed the African continent as a space to exploit or colonize,” began the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church. “It has never spoken to African peoples with condescension, nor used the language of superiority or force,” he continued, ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    As Ukraine war rages, Russia activates sabotage plans in Europe: Experts - Al Jazeera English
    Intelligence experts have warned that Europe is under a growing threat from Russian sabotage operations, and believe those operations aim to secure concrete military results in Ukraine, political and economic costs to Europe, and nuisance value.“We are experiencing the early stages of a systematic activation of Russian sleeper cells worldwide,” Joseph Fitsanakis, professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies at Coastal Carolina University, told Al Jazeera. “This is an unprecedented phenomenon in Western post-war history.”The Financial Times[1] this month cited intelligence of imminent Russian hybrid operations in Germany, Sweden and ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Ukraine Gets Green Light to Strike Inside Russia From NATO Ally - Newsweek
    Poland has given Ukraine the green light to use weapons supplied by Warsaw to strike targets inside Russia.In an interview with Poland's Radio Zet, Cezary Tomczyk, the deputy defense minster, said Warsaw "does not apply any restrictions when it comes to the use of Polish weapons by Ukrainians."There has been a growing chorus of calls for Ukraine to be authorized to use Western weapons to attack targets inside Russia, more than two years into the war launched by Moscow in February 2022.Russian President Vladimir Putin[1] has warned Ukraine against using ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Trump Allegedly Said He Would Have Bombed Beijing and Moscow - Kyiv Post
    Former US President and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump[1] reportedly suggested he would have bombed Beijing [2]and Moscow if they invaded Taiwan and Ukraine under his presidency. According to the Washington Post[3], Trump made the comment during an unspecified leg of his nationwide fundraising tour, a statement which reportedly shocked some of his donors.JOIN US ON TELEGRAM!Follow our coverage of the war on the @Kyivpost_official[4]. “Oftentimes, his comments at the events are about foreign policy and topics he discusses at rallies, such as inflation and immigration. “For example, at ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Moscow Blames Ukraine for Blocking POW Exchanges - The Moscow Times
    Russia’s human rights commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova has blamed the authorities in Kyiv for roadblocking efforts to secure the further release of prisoners of war, the state-run Interfax news agency reported Wednesday.[1]“Unfortunately, exchanges have been suspended for several months due to Ukraine constantly making new and far-fetched demands,” Moskalkova was quoted as saying by Interfax during a parliamentary committee hearing.She did not specify what demands Ukraine was said to have been making. There was no immediate comment from the Ukrainian authorities about Moskalkova’s accusations.Moscow and Kyiv last exchanged 200 prisoners of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Russian colonel reveals army's biggest weakness and what Putin 'fears' most - Express
    A former Russian Lieutenant Colonel told the Express what Vladimir Putin "fears most" about the war in Ukraine[1], highlighting a major vulnerability of the Kremlin's army.Sergey Gulyaev served for many years as a high-ranking officer in the Soviet army. As part of his military service, he spent two years with the 58th Automobile Brigade in Afghanistan during the 1980s.Since leaving the army, he has become a political activist and strident Putin critic, as well as a renowned journalist.Mr Gulyaev is still part of a Russian veterans' group, which consists of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    'Risk averse' West torn over Ukraine push to strike Russia: analysts - Yahoo News UK
    As calls multiply to allow Ukraine to strike inside Russia using Western-supplied longer-range weapons, analysts said Tuesday that Kyiv's allies remained "risk-averse" and deterred by Moscow's nuclear sabre rattling.The issue is deeply divisive among Ukraine's supporters, with the United States and Germany reluctant to permit Ukraine to strike over the border out of fear it could drag them closer to direct conflict with Moscow.On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin warned of "serious consequences" if Western countries allowed Ukraine to use their weapons to strike Russia.The Kremlin has also gloated over the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    US Treasury official visits Ukraine to discuss sanctions on Russia and seizing Russian assets - ABC News
    A U.S. Treasury official is traveling to Kyiv this week to talk about U.S. financial support for Ukraine, efforts to tighten sanctions on Russia and plans to use immobilized Russian sovereign assets for the benefit of Ukraine as it fends off Russian fo...WASHINGTON -- A senior U.S. Treasury official is in Kyiv this week to talk with government officials about U.S. financial support for Ukraine[1], efforts to tighten sanctions on Russia and plans to use immobilized Russian sovereign assets for the benefit of Ukraine as it fends off Russian forces. ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Zelenskiy: Biden missing Ukraine talks would be 'applause' for Putin - 1470 & 100.3 WMBD
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday that if U.S. President Joe Biden missed a peace summit organised by Kyiv in Switzerland next month, it would be like a standing ovation for Russian President Vladimir Putin.Ukraine hopes to host as many countries as possible in an attempt to unite opinion on how to halt the war and pile pressure on Russia, which has seized almost a fifth of Ukraine’s territory. Washington has signalled support but has not said whether Biden will attend.“I know that the U.S. supports the ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Putin warns West not to let Ukraine use its missiles to hit Russia - 1470 & 100.3 WMBD
    By Vladimir Soldatkin and Guy FaulconbridgeMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Tuesday that NATO members in Europe were playing with fire by proposing to let Ukraine use Western weapons to strike inside Russia, which he said could trigger a global conflict.More than two years into the deadliest land war in Europe since World War Two, as the West considers what to do about Russian military advances, Putin is increasingly evoking the risk of a global war, while Western leaders play it down.NATO Secretary General Jens ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    WP: Trump claims he'd bomb Moscow, Beijing if invasions occurred - Euromaidan Press
    According to the Washington Post, former President Donald Trump made striking comments about potential military action at a fundraising event.The WP reports that Trump “suggested that he would have bombed Moscow and Beijing if Russia invaded Ukraine or China invaded Taiwan, surprising some of the donors.”[1]The article states that Trump’s comments at fundraising events often involve foreign policy and topics he discusses at rallies, such as inflation and immigration.During the fundraising efforts, he also requested a series of multi-million dollar donations from wealthy individuals and industry groups.The report cites 11 ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Sweden announces new $1.3 billion military aid package for Ukraine - Kyiv Independent
    Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member [1] Support us just once [2] Sweden's Defense Ministry announced a fresh package of military aid for Ukraine valued at 13.3 Swedish krona ($1.3 billion) on May 29.It is Sweden's largest tranche[3] of military assistance since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The package includes ASC 890 radar reconnaissance and control aircraft, the "entire Swedish stock" of Pansarbandvagn 302 infantry fighting vehicles, artillery shells, anti-air missiles, and materials to help maintain and replenish previously donated military equipment, ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Army general issues chilling warning about UK's ability to fight Putin's Russia - Express
    The British army is too small and weak to be able to fight Russia[1], according to a senior European army officer.Vladimir Putin[2]'s invasion of Ukraine[3] in February 2022 has forced Western leaders into a rethink of their defence and security policies.Many EU countries have rushed to boost defence spending that has increased by 16 percent across the bloc since 2022.In addition some countries like Latvia have reintroduced compulsory military service, while Germany is considering following suite.The need for more manpower has become transparently clear given the huge military reserves that ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Ukraine war updates: Macron says Kyiv should be allowed to use Western weapons on Russian military sites; U.S. weighs further sanctions - NBC San Diego
    This is CNBC's live blog tracking developments on the war in Ukraine. See below for the latest updates. Ukraine should be allowed to use Western arms against Russian military sites used to target Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said late Tuesday, bowing to ongoing requests from Kyiv."How can we explain to Ukraine that they need to protect their cities . . . but that they don't have the right to attack where the missiles are coming from? It's as if we were telling them we're giving you arms but you cannot use them to defend ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Ukraine war updates: Macron says Kyiv should be allowed to use Western weapons on Russian military sites; U.S. weighs further sanctions - NBC Los Angeles
    This is CNBC's live blog tracking developments on the war in Ukraine. See below for the latest updates. Ukraine should be allowed to use Western arms against Russian military sites used to target Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said late Tuesday, bowing to ongoing requests from Kyiv."How can we explain to Ukraine that they need to protect their cities . . . but that they don't have the right to attack where the missiles are coming from? It's as if we were telling them we're giving you arms but you cannot use them to defend ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Ukraine war updates: Macron says Kyiv should be allowed to use Western weapons on Russian military sites; U.S. weighs further sanctions - CNBC
    Ukraine says it shot down 13 drones overnightThe Ukrainian air force said it shot down 13 out of 14 drones launched overnight by Russia, according to a Google-translated Wednesday update[1] on the Telegram messaging app. The attack took place over the Mykolaiv, Kirovohrad and Rivne regions and involved Iranian-make Shahed drones, the Ukrainian air force added. Falling debris in the Rivne area led to a blackout enveloping some settlements as a result of the attack, regional Governor Oleksandr Koval said in a separate Google-translated Telegram post[2]. He added that no ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Putin warns West not to let Ukraine use its missiles to hit Russia - WHBL
    By Vladimir Soldatkin and Guy FaulconbridgeMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Tuesday that NATO members in Europe were playing with fire by proposing to let Ukraine use Western weapons to strike inside Russia, which he said could trigger a global conflict.More than two years into the deadliest land war in Europe since World War Two, as the West considers what to do about Russian military advances, Putin is increasingly evoking the risk of a global war, while Western leaders play it down.NATO Secretary General Jens ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Ukraine-Russia war latest: French and German leaders say Ukraine allowed to strike inside Russia - Sky News
    By Sean Bell[1], military analystPresident Putin knows that his critical vulnerability is Western military capability, and that should the West become directly involved in the defence of Ukraine, Russia's objectives would no longer be achievable.As a result, Russia continues to augment its military strategy in Ukraine with targeted rhetoric and information operations designed to deter Western governments from increasing military support to Ukraine.As Mr Putin's concerns have mounted, the rhetoric has become more inflammatory, leading to more regular rattling of the nuclear sabre.  You can listen more about this on Bell's RedMatrix ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Ukraine Gives First Look at 'FrankenSAM' Mash-up of Soviet, US Weapons - Business Insider
    Ukraine on Monday unveiled the first official photos of a "FrankenSAM," a hybrid air defense system that combines Soviet launchers with US missiles.The East Air Command posted the photos on its Facebook page[1] with an interview of an officer in charge of the defense system.Two images show a self-propelled Buk-M1 launcher with camouflage netting draped over its top, obscuring parts of the system. Ukrainian defense news outlets[2] identified the system as a "FrankenSAM" fitted with RIM-7 missiles, noting that the Buk appeared relatively unchanged from the outside, with its original ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Ukraine gives first look at 'FrankenSAM' mash-up of Soviet, US weapons - Business Insider
    Ukraine on Monday unveiled the first official photos of a "FrankenSAM," a hybrid air defense system that combines Soviet launchers with US missiles.The East Air Command posted the photos on its Facebook page[1] with an interview of an officer in charge of the defense system.Two images show a self-propelled Buk-M1 launcher with camouflage netting draped over its top, obscuring parts of the system. Ukrainian defense news outlets[2] identified the system as a "FrankenSAM" fitted with RIM-7 missiles, noting that the Buk appeared relatively unchanged from the outside, with its original ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Sanctions against Russia are not working, says UAE trade official - Kyiv Independent
    Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member [1] Support us just once [2] Western sanctions against Russia have not impacted trade outside of the West, said Hamad Buamim, chair of the Dubai Multi Commodities Center, in comments to the Financial Times published on May 29.Despite more than a dozen rounds of EU sanctions against Russia and associated measures from the U.S. and other Western partners, Russia's economy has remained resilient[3]. While Russia's business ties with the West have shrunk, other countries outside of Europe ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    London Gallery Weekend 2024: our critics pick their top shows - Art Newspaper
    Not surprisingly for what is the largest event of its kind in the world, London Gallery Weekend offers an eye-watering variety of work in all media in spaces ranging from the gritty to the glitzy. But it’s a reflection of our turbulent, troubled times that there is a noticeably more sombre critical spirit to much of what is on show, whether Nan Goldin’s searing elegy to her late sister in Gagosian’s pop-up in a former Welsh chapel; Jacqueline de Jong’s paintings exploring the human cost of the conflicts in Gaza ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Russian Troops Set to Expand by 200-300 Thousand, Says Ukrainian Defense Minister - Kyiv Post
    Russia is expected to significantly increase the size of its military presence in Ukraine, with an additional 200-300 thousand troops set to join their ranks, according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov in an interview with Reuters.[1][2][3] The minister added that the current number of Russian forces stationed in Ukraine and along its borders stands at 500 thousand troops.JOIN US ON TELEGRAM!Follow our coverage of the war on the @Kyivpost_official[4]. Umerov emphasized the urgency of mobilizing fresh recruits to facilitate the rotation of military personnel in response to the anticipated ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Blinken travels to Eastern Europe as tensions with Russia build - Reuters
    Visit to Ukraine's neighbour comes as Russia intensifies Ukraine attacksExpected to announce support for Moldova's energy independenceUse of Western weapons to hit Russia may be discussed at NATO gatheringCHISINAU, May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken flies to the Moldovan capital Chisinau on Wednesday, the first stop on a brief Europe tour aimed at solidifying Western support for Ukraine[1] across NATO allies and neighbouring countries.The top U.S. diplomat's trip comes as Ukraine is trying to fend off intensifying Russian attacks in the east and President Vladimir Putin ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Russia’s combat losses in Ukraine up 1,300 in past day - Ukrinform
    The total combat losses sustained by the Russian invasion troops in Ukraine from February 24, 2022 to May 29, 2024, amounted to an estimated 505,100, including 1,300 over the past 24 hours. That’s according to the General Staff[1] of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Ukrinform reports.Ukraine’s defense forces also destroyed 7,700 Russian tanks (+8 in the past day), 14,891 (+33) armored fighting vehicles, 13,066 (+37) artillery systems, 1,087 (+2) multiple rocket launchers, 815 air defense systems, 357 warplanes, 326 helicopters, 10,510 (+28) operational and tactical-level UAVs, 2,222 cruise missiles, 27 warships/cutters, a ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Putin warns West not to let Ukraine use its missiles to hit Russia - WTAQ
    By Vladimir Soldatkin and Guy FaulconbridgeMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Tuesday that NATO members in Europe were playing with fire by proposing to let Ukraine use Western weapons to strike inside Russia, which he said could trigger a global conflict.More than two years into the deadliest land war in Europe since World War Two, as the West considers what to do about Russian military advances, Putin is increasingly evoking the risk of a global war, while Western leaders play it down.NATO Secretary General Jens ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Czech Republic to Deliver First Shipment of Artillery Shells to Ukraine Within Days - Kyiv Post
    Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced on Tuesday[1], May 28, that the Prague-led initiative to procure ammunition for Ukraine[2] will deliver its first shipment of artillery shells within days. “The first tens of thousands of 155mm ammunition will be delivered in June. Ukraine can expect the first shipment within the next days,” Fiala stated.JOIN US ON TELEGRAM!Follow our coverage of the war on the @Kyivpost_official[3]. The 155mm shell, a NATO-standard caliber, is critical for the most commonly deployed howitzers and other heavy artillery used by Ukrainian forces. These munitions are ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Russia's losses in the war against Ukraine as of the morning of 29 May | Ukrainska Pravda - Ukrainska Pravda
    Stock photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ukraine’s Defence Forces are continuing to inflict losses on Russia as it has lost 1,300 soldiers, 8 tanks and 37 artillery systems over the past day alone.Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook[1]Details: The total combat losses of the Russian forces between 24 February 2022 and 29 May 2024 are estimated to be as follows [figures in parentheses represent the latest losses – ed.]:Advertisement:505,100 (+1,300) military personnel;7,700 (+8) tanks;14,891 (+33) armoured combat vehicles;13,066 (+37) artillery systems;1,087 ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Putin: Europe will face serious consequences if Ukraine strikes Russia - Business Insider
    Russian leader Vladimir Putin[1] says European countries should rethink their calls to let Ukraine use Western arms to strike his country."So, these officials from NATO countries, especially the ones based in Europe, particularly in small European countries, should be fully aware of what is at stake," Putin told[2] reporters on Tuesday."They should keep in mind that theirs are small and densely populated countries, which is a factor to reckon with before they start talking about striking deep into the Russian territory," he continued.Putin's warnings come after several European leaders said that Ukraine should be allowed to attack Russian military targets. ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Putin: Europe Will Face Serious Consequences If Ukraine Strikes Russia - Business Insider
    Russian leader Vladimir Putin[1] says European countries should rethink their calls to let Ukraine use Western arms to strike his country."So, these officials from NATO countries, especially the ones based in Europe, particularly in small European countries, should be fully aware of what is at stake," Putin told[2] reporters on Tuesday."They should keep in mind that theirs are small and densely populated countries, which is a factor to reckon with before they start talking about striking deep into the Russian territory," he continued.Putin's warnings come after several European leaders said that Ukraine should be allowed to attack Russian military targets. ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Ukraine war: Macron, Scholz say Kyiv should be able to 'neutralise' targets in Russia - The Independent
    Putin will be made to pay to rebuild Ukraine, says US secretary of stateFor free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emailsSign up to our free breaking news emailsKyiv[1] should be allowed to “neutralise” military bases inside Russia[2] that are being used to attack Ukraine[3], French and German leaders said.French president Emmanuel Macron said at a joint news conference with German chancellor Olaf Scholz in Meseberg, Germany, that “we don’t want escalation” but Ukraine could attack “military sites from which ...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    How Ukraine Can Do More With Less - Foreign Affairs Magazine
    As the war in Ukraine enters its third spring, leaders from Brazil, China, the Vatican, and elsewhere have urged Ukraine to negotiate with Russia. Ukrainian forces are unlikely to break through fortified Russian lines, the argument goes, and Kyiv should recognize the reality of Russia’s territorial annexation. Ukraine has successfully used drones to both surveil and attack Russian targets, but drones alone cannot win the war. And so, hampered by weapon and personnel shortages, Ukraine will not be able to reclaim territory. Russia has successfully turned this fight into an ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    NATO prepares direct intervention into Russia-Ukraine war - WSWS
    As Ukraine’s NATO-backed regime faces a debacle in its war with Russia, the NATO powers are accelerating preparations for a massive military escalation in Ukraine. This was the outcome of the NATO summit held on Monday in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.“Russia can and must suffer strategic defeat in Ukraine,” the summit communiqué declared. It called for a “clearly stated strategy premised on the goal that Ukraine must be provided with all that it needs, as quickly as possible and for as long as it takes for it to win.”A US ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Ukraine war: Macron, Scholz say Kyiv should be able to 'neutralise' targets in Russia - The Independent
    Putin will be made to pay to rebuild Ukraine, says US secretary of stateFor free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emailsSign up to our free breaking news emailsKyiv[1] should be allowed to “neutralise” military bases inside Russia[2] that are being used to attack Ukraine[3], French and German leaders said.French president Emmanuel Macron said at a joint news conference with German chancellor Olaf Scholz in Meseberg, Germany, that “we don’t want escalation” but Ukraine could attack “military sites from which ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Ukraine Handed F-16 Stipulation From NATO Ally - Newsweek
    Belgium's promise to deliver dozens of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine amid its ongoing war with Russia has arrived with an important stipulation that may limit the use of the aircraft.Last year, Belgium became one of four NATO[1] ally countries, along with Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands, to announce that it would be sending Ukraine an unspecified number of donated U.S.-made jets.Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib said on Tuesday that 30 of the aircraft were headed to Kyiv, with delivery of the first batch expected "by the end of the ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Russia wants to take tens of thousands of Ukrainian children from occupied territories to Russia – ISW - Ukrainska Pravda
    Russian authorities are preparing to step up deportations of Ukrainian children to Russia over the summer, reinforcing another component of Russia's genocidal campaign in Ukraine.Source: Institute for the Study of War (ISW[1])Details: Leonid Pasechnik, the head of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (a self-proclaimed and non-recognised quasi-state formation in Luhansk Oblast – ed.), said on 27 May that Russian regions would "host" more than 12,000 children from the occupied part of Luhansk Oblast during 2024.Advertisement:Russian programme Useful Vacations will fund a trip for 40,000 children from occupied Ukraine who will ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Russia plans higher taxes for rich, companies as cost of Ukraine war mounts - Al Jazeera English
    New tax thresholds and hike in corporation tax are expected to raise about 2.6 trillion rubles ($29bn) a year.Russia has announced plans to raise taxes on businesses and the wealthy as it scrambles for additional revenue to fund its invasion of Ukraine.Government spending has exceeded revenue by tens of billions of dollars since Moscow ordered its troops into Ukraine[1] in February 2022 as sanctions have cut off lucrative energy sales to Europe.The Ministry of Finance proposed on Tuesday new tax thresholds for top earners and a hike in corporation tax.The ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Putin warns of 'serious consequences' if Ukraine hits Russia with Western arms - India Today
    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Tuesday that Nato members in Europe were playing with fire by proposing to let Ukraine use Western weapons to strike inside Russia, which he said could trigger a global conflict.More than two years into the deadliest land war in Europe since World War 2, as the West considers what to do about Russian military advances, Putin is increasingly evoking the risk of a global war, while Western leaders play it down.Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the Economist that alliance members should ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Putin warns of 'serious consequences' if Western weapons hit Russian soil - WION
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday (May 28) that the west could face serious consequences if Western countries allowed Ukraine to use their weapons to strike targets in Russia, as sought by Kyiv. The warning came as French President Emmanuel Macron said Kyiv should be allowed to "neutralise" Russian military bases from where Kremlin troops are firing missiles into Ukraine, and as President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the world not to tire of the war. The warning followed French President Emmanuel Macron's statement that Kyiv should be permitted to neutralize Russian military bases ...

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