The Russian Defense Ministry announced the completion of its withdrawal from areas in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson on the west bank of the Dnieper River, including the provincial capital, on Friday.
The United States and its NATO allies are accelerating transfers of arms, warm clothing and anti-drone technology to Ukraine in preparation for months of bitter combat through the winter. Washington believes shoring up frontline forces before mud and ice set in will help Kiev to hold ground over the coming season.
A high-ranking Ukrainian official vowed his country would retake the regions annexed by Russia. The Kremlin has pledged to defend the territories it acquired on Friday with Moscow’s full arsenal of weapons.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared his country would be submitting an “accelerated” bid to join NATO on Friday. He made the announcement shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed documents to formally annexing four regions of Ukraine. Zelensky said the alliance should welcome Kiev, as Ukraine is already a de facto member.
Russian-backed authorities in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine have reported that a huge majority of voters favor joining Russia as referendums concluded on Tuesday.
The Joe Biden administration has sent several warnings to Russia via backchannels regarding the possible use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the Washington Post reports. The White House’s messages to Russia have been intentionally nondescript to foster uncertainty in Moscow about what the US would do if Russia deployed its ultimate weapon.
The United States will welcome Helsinki and Stockholm into the NATO alliance with open arms, Washington’s top diplomat told lawmakers. Russia has warned of steep consequences should the Western military bloc further expand to 32 members.
Pegasus spyware, made by the Israeli firm NSO Group, was used to spy on Boris Johnson’s office and the Catalan independence movement.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he accepts that his country will not be admitted into the NATO alliance, but voiced hopes for “security guarantees” from individual member states. He added that Kiev will not budge on its claims to breakaway territories, however, refusing major concessions sought by Russia.
I mean I know they're mostly rationalizing the fact that Biden just can't keep up a busy schedule and as they admit they're afraid he's going to trip up and say something crazy or forget what he's saying, so they're spinning like crazy in this Politico story. But do...
Wow. Kent making clear the importance to the establishment of bringing Ukraine into NATO ASAP. He called the Ukrainian militias fighting the people in the east, who are backed by Russian help, "minutemen" like those who served George Washington in America's War of...
Catalonia Spain is seeking to extradite the former Catalan president from Belgium. The Spanish government made two previous requests that were rejected by Belgium. Spain is looking to extradite the president because he held an independence referendum for Catalonia....
What a disgrace. A "referendum," they call it. Sure. And screw the NYT and their tone here. As though their agenda diverges one iota from that of the U.S. State Department on this or anything else.
The US Envoy to NATO threatens to destroy Russian missiles the US considers in violation of the INF Treaty. [Link] The Envoy walked back the threat on Twitter. [Link] France is accusing Iran of plotting a bombing against an Iran separatists group's rally in Frane....