NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China draw closer

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China draw closer

TOKYO (AP) — China’s growing assertiveness and cooperation with Russia poses a challenge not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday as he called for stronger cooperation and more “friends” for the NATO in the Indo-Pacific region. . Stoltenberg said China is increasingly investing in nuclear weapons and … Read more

The war’s longest battle exacts a high price in ‘heart of Ukraine’

The war’s longest battle exacts a high price in ‘heart of Ukraine’

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Visitors used to browse Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, enjoy strolls in the rose-lined lakeside park and savor the sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. At that time, this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. Not anymore. The longest battle of the Russian war has turned this city … Read more

Following tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

Following tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is urging its Western allies to supply it with fighter jets, a week after winning pledges of advanced modern tanks to help it beat back the Russian invasion force after nearly a year of fighting. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov was due to be in Paris on Tuesday to discuss … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘great revenge’ has begun | War news Russia-Ukraine

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘great revenge’ has begun |  War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia has begun its “great revenge” for Ukraine’s resistance to its invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russian troops claimed a series of mounting gains in the east of his country. Zelensky has been warning for weeks that Moscow wants to step up its attack on Ukraine after about two months of virtual stalemate … Read more

Croatian President Sends Western Weapons to Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

Croatian President Sends Western Weapons to Ukraine |  War news Russia-Ukraine

President Zoran Milanovic has repeatedly criticized Western policies towards Russia and the Balkans. The Croatian president on Monday criticized Western countries for supplying heavy tanks and other weapons to Ukraine in its campaign against invading Russian forces, saying those arms shipments will only prolong the war. Zoran Milanovic told reporters in the Croatian capital that … Read more

Germany warns of arms race as Ukraine pushes for missiles and fighter jets

Germany warns of arms race as Ukraine pushes for missiles and fighter jets

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz warns of a race to arm Ukraine with powerful weapons as Ukraine ramps up its call for fighter jets and long-range missiles. Scholz made a breakthrough with President Biden earlier this month by sending modern tanks to Ukraine, but said fighter jets are a non-starter. “I can only advise against entering … Read more

German Scholz denounces ‘bidding war’ over jets for Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

German Scholz denounces ‘bidding war’ over jets for Ukraine |  War news Russia-Ukraine

The chancellor’s comments follow repeated requests from Ukrainian politicians for fighter jets after battle tanks were pledged for the war against Russia. Chancellor Olaf Scholz again opposed demands in Germany and from Ukrainian officials for fighter jets to repel the Russian invasion, urging Western countries not to engage in a “bidding war” for advanced weapons. … Read more

Russia claims 14 dead in eastern Ukraine hospital attack | War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia claims 14 dead in eastern Ukraine hospital attack |  War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia has accused the Ukrainian army of deliberately attacking a hospital in a Russian-occupied territory in eastern Ukraine. There was no immediate response to the allegations from Ukraine on Saturday. The attack hit a hospital in the Russian-occupied settlement of Novoaidar and was carried out using a US-supplied HIMARS missile launcher system, Russia’s defense ministry … Read more

Zelenskyy says Olympics chief should visit Ukraine’s frontline | Athletics News

Zelenskyy says Olympics chief should visit Ukraine’s frontline |  Athletics News

The Ukrainian president invited the IOC chief to visit Bakhmut over a row over the ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has invited International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to visit the frontline city of Bakhmut, where Ukrainian soldiers are fighting a brutal battle with Russian troops. Zelenskyy extended the … Read more

Russian ‘delusions of grandeur’ in war in Ukraine called at extermination camp commemoration | The news of the world wars

Russian ‘delusions of grandeur’ in war in Ukraine called at extermination camp commemoration |  The news of the world wars

The memorial director of the Auschwitz camp equated the Nazi crimes of World War II with the Russian forces now in Ukraine. The director of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has compared the recent killing of people in Ukraine by Russian troops to similar suffering during World War II. On the occasion of the 78th … Read more