Russia hits Ukraine with missiles, says promised tanks show US “direct involvement” in war “growing”

Russia launched a wave of new missile and drone attacks Ukraine Thursday, reportedly killing at least one person in the capital Kyiv and attacking the country’s already battered energy infrastructure in southern and central cities. The strikes forced officials in a number of regions to cut off electricity to cope with reduced capacity. The air … Read more

Manpower will be crucial for Russia to mount a spring offensive – POLITICO

Jamie Dettmer is Opinion Editor at POLITICO Europe. It seems that it is only a matter of time before the Kremlin issues a new service order to replenish its depleted ranks and make up for the shortcomings of its command on the battlefield. This week, the Norwegian army chief said Russia has already suffered staggering … Read more

The US will send dozens of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, Biden announces

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The US and Germany agree to send tanks to Ukraine

US and Germany agree to send tanks to Ukraine – CBS News Watch CBS News The United States is poised to send 31 M-1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. The announcement follows Germany’s promise to send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to the region. Col. Mark Cancian (Ret.), senior adviser at the CSIS International Security Program, spoke … Read more

Joining NATO. Finland calls for a temporary halt in talks with Turkey

He added: “I spoke to my Turkish counterpart yesterday and the situation there is feverish because of the elections.” “A timeout is needed before we go back to the trilateral talks and see what we’ve come to when the dust settles from the current situation, so no conclusions have yet to be drawn,” Haavisto said … Read more

MEPs are urging the German defense minister to allow the use of German-made tanks in Ukraine

T The leaders of dozens of major Commons committees have asked the German defense minister to allow Ukraine to defend itself against the Russian invasion using German-made Leopard 2 tanks. The MPs intervened after a pledging conference in Germany on Friday ended without a commitment from Western allies to send more main battle tanks to … Read more

Germany will not stop Poland from sending tanks to Kiev

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who has been under pressure to allow the shipment of German-made tanks to Ukraine, said on Sunday that all decisions on arms supplies will be made in consultation with allies, including the United States. This report produced by Kristy Kilburn.

Timeline of political relations between Sweden and Turkey | NATO News

Sweden’s bid for NATO membership has hit a dead end after a rally of the far right burns the Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Sweden’s bid for NATO membership is up in the air amid strained ties with Turkey over Ankara’s demands to extradite Kurdish activists and prevent rallies attacking its … Read more

Analysis: Why Germany is struggling to digest the idea of ​​sending tanks to Ukraine

CNN — The past 12 months have forced European leaders to seriously rethink their approach to national security. If the Russian invasion of Ukraine has confirmed one thing, it is that peace on the continent cannot be taken for granted. The status quo – decades of low spending and defense not a policy priority – … Read more