News Roundup 6/27/2023

by | Jun 27, 2023

News Roundup 6/27/2023

by | Jun 27, 2023

US News

  • The first UN investigator allowed inside the notorious US prison at Guantanamo Bay said the 30 remaining detainees in the facility are facing “ongoing cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international law.” AWC

Russia

  • The Secretary General of NATO told reporters that the Wagner Group’s rebellion late last week demonstrated that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hold on power was slipping. The remarks come as US officials say the threat presented by Yevgeny Prigozhin may be ongoing. The Institute 
  • German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announced Berlin is preparing to move thousands of troops into Lithuania. The announcement comes as Berlin and Vilnius engage in joint war games about 100 miles from the Russian border. The Institute 
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday night delivered his first address to Russia after Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin’s short-lived uprising ended, vowing to Wagner fighters that he would uphold his side of the deal that was reached to end the mutiny. AWC
  • Ukraine has lost over 15 percent of the Bradley fighting vehicles that the US has provided, a US military official told The New York Times in an article published on Monday. AWC
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that Ukrainian allegations about Russia planning an attack on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant are “utter nonsense.” AWC
  • Denmark’s government has said that Copenhagen has started a training program for Ukrainian pilots on US-made F-16s, The Associated Press reported on Monday. AWC

China

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday defended President Biden calling Chinese President Xi Jinping a “dictator.” AWC

Korea

  • A National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) written in January which discusses Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons policy for the remainder of this decade was declassified by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines earlier this month. The Institute 

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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