Beijing plans to roll out the framework of a treaty to end the war in Ukraine, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced at the Munich Security Conference. At the international summit, America’s top diplomat criticized China and warned of a coming Cold War.
Russian Diplomats Issue Dire Warnings that War with US Is Close
The Kremlin’s top diplomat has warned that Western involvement in Ukraine is nearing “the point of no return,” accusing the United States and the NATO bloc of attempting to transform the country into a “Russophobic military stronghold.” Meanwhile, Moscow’s UN envoy declared that all of Russia’s “red lines” have already been crossed.
GOP Hawks to Exploit Child Victims of War In Bid to Boost Ukraine Military Aid
Texas Republican Michael McCaul said he will organize congressional hearings to highlight alleged war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine, hoping the testimony will push some of his GOP colleagues to commit to additional military aid for Kiev.
US, French Troops Lead NATO Live-Fire War Games in Romania
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is once again carrying out military exercises on its Eastern flank. Earlier this week, journalist Seymour Hersh reported that Washington used war games as a cover to plant explosives on the Nord Stream pipelines last year.
Germany Is the Main Provider of Tanks to Ukraine, Putting Berlin in a Position It Sought to Avoid
Ukraine will receive hundreds of main battle tanks during the coming months. Berlin had hoped its European allies would provide a significant number of tanks to Kiev, but German-made Leopard 1 and 2 tanks will make up the vast majority of Western-made armor sent to Ukraine.
US Expands Sanctions Against Russian Wagner Group Amid Successful Offensive
The US Treasury Department has placed Wagner Group, the Russian mercenary company, and several of its affiliates on a blacklist. The move comes as the private military force helps the Kremlin capture key cities in eastern Ukraine.
Haiti Seeking Country to Lead Armed UN Mission
Haitian President Ariel Henry has called on the United Nations to deploy an international peacekeeping force as violence escalates in the Caribbean nation. While Washington supported Henry’s rise to power, the US appears unwilling to lead the UN security mission.
Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight, ‘Largely’ Due to War in Ukraine
The risk of nuclear annihilation is at its highest point in history, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS). The group said the war in Ukraine was the largest factor in its assessment that a civilization-ending event is now closer than ever before.