Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting rages in Donbass

Ukraine rules out ceasefire and concessions Russia launches attack in Luhansk Russia halts Finnish gas flow over payment dispute Polish President of Ukraine addresses Parliament on Sunday (Reuters) – Ukraine has ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow as Russia ramped up its offensive in the eastern Donbass region and halted gas supplies to … Read more

As Russia ramps up pressure for Donbass, Ukraine rules out ceasefire

Ukraine rules out ceasefire and concessions Russia launches attack in Luhansk Russia halts Finnish gas flow over payment dispute The Russian army says Western weapons were destroyed in the Zhytomyr region Kyiv/OSLO (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow on Saturday as Russia intensified its offensive in the eastern Donbass region … Read more

Biden, South Korean Yoon vow to deter North Korea while offering COVID aid

SEOUL (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed Saturday to hold larger military exercises and deploy more U.S. weapons if needed to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and possibly meet Kim Jong. United nations. Biden and Yoon Seok Yeol said their countries’ decades-old alliance needs to … Read more

Ukrainian Donbass ‘destroyed’ as Russian artillery and planes step up strikes

Russia intensifies its offensive in Donbass Zelensky says the area is completely destroyed The G7 will send billions more to Ukraine Civil infrastructure damage Senate approves $40 billion in additional aid Kyiv, Ukraine (May 20) (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military said on Friday that Russian forces had bombed areas in eastern Donbass by land and … Read more

The United States warns that North Korea may receive Biden with nuclear and missile tests

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence has shown that there may be a North Korean nuclear test, a long-range missile test, or both, before, during, or after President Joe Biden’s trip to South Korea and Japan that begins this week. . US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Wednesday. The White House said … Read more

Russia says more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariupol

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, moved to Russian-controlled towns The United States reopens the Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted a Russian armored train Kyiv/MARIPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 additional Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Russia-controlled Mariupol, Moscow said, as it consolidated major gains in the south, while the United … Read more

Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine and Zelensky mocks ‘wonderful weapon’

Russia indulges in its own secret laser arsenal Zelensky sarcastically compares the use of lasers to the Nazis’ wondrous weapons Satellites 1,500 km away can go blind LONDON (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to incinerate drones and deploying some of Moscow’s secret weapons … Read more

Speaking of strengthening the EU’s defense, Brussels means business – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article a new plan Coordinating increased military spending among EU members is not only about strengthening Europe’s defenses – it is also about strengthening its defense industries. As governments across Europe ramp up defense budgets in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the race is on to determine who … Read more

Finland and Sweden have applied to join NATO and are facing Turkish objections

The request was submitted to NATO headquarters A move was seen redrawing the geopolitical map of Europe The Ukraine war, due to decades of non-alignment, has caused turmoil in politics Countries seeking to resolve Turkish objections to NATO bids BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on Wednesday at the allies’ … Read more

Ukraine war pushes Brussels to break taboo with joint arms spending plan – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article On Wednesday, the European Commission will roll out a plan under which it will take on a new defense leadership role by helping member states coordinate their increased military spending. The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused drastic changes in European defense policy, pushed Sweden and Finland toward NATO … Read more