Why the West Keeps Ukraine Waiting for Warplanes – POLITICO

Why the West Keeps Ukraine Waiting for Warplanes – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The West isn’t really saying “never” about fighter jets for Ukraine – it wants to focus first on getting Kiev weapons for an imminent offensive. That is the feeling that arises after US President Joe Biden’s blunt ‘no’ – echoed to varying degrees by … Read more

Russian Wagner prison fighter used ride-sharing to flee war in Ukraine

Russian Wagner prison fighter used ride-sharing to flee war in Ukraine

Prisoners recruited by the Russian Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine seem increasingly to realize that they have been duped and that no one ever counted on bringing them back alive. A prisoner recruited by the group in November has gone into hiding from his squad in Ukraine’s Luhansk region and fled by bus and … Read more

Ukraine gets a cold shoulder over rapid accession to the EU – POLITICO

Ukraine gets a cold shoulder over rapid accession to the EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Top EU leaders are traveling to Ukraine this week, but they won’t promise the war-torn country can join the bloc any time soon. Brussels is expected to pour cold water on Ukraine’s hopes of joining the EU soon at a two-day summit in Kiev, … Read more

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

CNN — Russia is gearing up for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, possibly as early as the next few weeks, a top Ukrainian national security official said. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candlelit bunker carved into the frozen earth. For several weeks they have been confronting hundreds of fighters from the Russian private military contractor Wagner who have thrown themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, … Read more

Orbán tells Ukraine to stop – POLITICO

Orbán tells Ukraine to stop – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BUDAPEST – Viktor Orbán wants Ukraine to give up. As Ukrainian flags fly over European capitals and Western tanks rush to Ukraine’s aid, the Hungarian Prime Minister openly questions Ukraine’s viability as a sovereign state. In Budapest, his government has lined the streets with … Read more

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, but ‘radically rational’ says former French president – ​​POLITICO

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, but ‘radically rational’ says former French president – ​​POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. PARIS — Vladimir Putin is a “radically rational” leader who is betting Western countries will get tired of supporting Ukraine and agree to a negotiated end to the conflict that will benefit Russia, former French president François Hollande told POLITICO. Hollande, who served from … Read more

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

The latest eurozone growth figures are out as the ECB considers what to do next. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The eurozone beat expectations on Tuesday by showing positive growth in the last quarter of 2022 and easing fears of a potential regional recession. Preliminary figures from Eurostat released on Tuesday showed that the … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … 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