News Roundup 2/28/2023

by | Feb 28, 2023

News Roundup 2/28/2023

by | Feb 28, 2023

Russia

  • Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned in an op-ed published on Sunday that the Western policy of pouring weapons into Ukraine could lead to “apocalypse.” AWC
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited Ukraine on Monday to discuss an additional $10 billion in new budgetary aid for the country, assistance that goes directly to the government to pay for things like government services and pensions. AWC
  • A retired American Marine fighting in Ukraine told ABC News the frontlines are a “meat grinder” where soldiers survive an average of “four hours.” The Institute 

China

  • A US Navy surveillance plane flew through the Taiwan Strait on Monday amid heightened tensions between the US and China, drawing a rebuke from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). AWC
  • Taiwan is expected to pass a new law that would criminalize spreading rumors or “disinformation” during wartime as the island takes more steps to prepare for a potential future conflict with China. AWC
  • Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday that his country plans to purchase 400 Tomahawk missiles from the US, a deal that will break from Tokyo’s post-World War II policy of only having weapons for self-defense purposes. AWC

Syria

  • Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Monday, making him the highest-level Egyptian official to visit Syria since war broke out in the country in 2011. AWC

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