The German foreign intelligence service assesses that Kiev is losing a “three-digit number” of soldiers daily, according to a report in Der Spiegel. Berlin informed politicians of the assessment during a secret meeting this week.
Nations Push to Break Stalemate Over Sending Tanks to Ukraine
Over the weekend, other NATO members’ pressure on Berlin continued to mount while bipartisan American lawmakers have issued demands that Washington lead by example and send its own heavy tanks to Ukraine.
COI #375: Biden and Netanyahu Prepare for War With Iran
On COI #375, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover estimates by German intelligence that Ukrainian forces are seeing hundreds of men dying every day, warnings in Moscow regarding the risk of nuclear war if Russia loses, the mounting pressure on Germany to send battle...
US Shipping Arms from Israel to Ukraine – NYT
The US military is supplying Ukraine with hundreds of thousands of artillery shells pulled from a “vast but little-known” stockpile based in Israel, the New York Times reported, citing multiple US and Israeli officials.
US Begins Expanded Training of Ukrainian Forces in Germany
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters on Sunday that the US has begun its expanded training program of Ukrainian soldiers in Germany, representing Washington’s ever-growing involvement in the war.
Senator Says US Should Remain in Ukraine Until ‘Putin Is Out’
Senator Angus King said the US should not put a timetable on support for Ukraine and remain involved in the war until “Putin is out.” Comparing the current situation with Russia to the Allies’ failure to stop Nazi Germany before World War II, the Maine senator insisted on more Western aid for Kiev.
Russia Receives US Assurances on Patriot Missile Deployment in Ukraine
American soldiers will not operate Patriot missile batteries slated to be shipped to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, citing recent talks through diplomatic backchannels.
News Roundup 12/22/2022
Russia Congress unveiled on Tuesday a massive $1.7 trillion omnibus funding bill that includes $45 billion in new Ukraine aid, which will bring total US spending on the war to about $112 billion. AWC Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned on Monday that Washington’s...
News Roundup 12/18/2022
Kosovo Serbia has formally asked NATO if it can deploy up to 1,000 troops into northern Kosovo, where Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says ethnic Serbs are being “terrorized” by the Kosovo government based in Pristina. AWC Russia The Senate on Thursday night passed...
Russia Says US, NATO Directly Involved in Ukraine War
The US and NATO are directly involved in the war in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.
Report: US Considers ‘Dramatically’ Expanding Training of Ukrainian Forces
The US is considering “dramatically” increasing its training of Ukrainian forces, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed US officials.
White House Considering Transferring Patriot Missiles to Ukraine, Kremlin Threatens Response
The Joe Biden administration is now discussing whether to send advanced air defense systems to Kiev, according to a senior Pentagon official. The statement came just days after Poland suggested Germany should transfer its own Patriot interceptor missiles to Ukraine, as Moscow warned any such shipments would become “legitimate targets” for Russian forces.
Most NATO States ‘Tapped Out’ After Weapons Transfers to Ukraine – NYT
Around two-thirds of NATO states have depleted their weapons stockpiles following countless rounds of arms shipments to Kiev since late February, according to an alliance official. Even NATO’s wealthiest members are struggling to meet the demands of Ukraine’s war effort.
Poland Rebuffs Germany’s Offer to Deploy Patriot Missiles
The Polish government has rebuffed an offer from Germany to deploy Patriot air defense missiles to Poland by suggesting that they should be sent to Ukraine instead, which would significantly escalate NATO involvement in the war with Russia.