With the Ukraine conflict languishing in stalemate, the possibility that Russian president Vladimir Putin might yet emerge victorious from his ill-judged invasion cannot be ignored, with all the implications such an outcome would have for Europe’s security.
One Rosgvardia (Russian National Guard) soldier has been confirmed dead and two other injured after an explosion at a military training range in Ryazan Oblast, Russia's Investigative Committee (IC) reported via Telegram on Dec. 7.
JUDGES have thrown out the Scottish Government’s appeal against an order to disclose all written evidence gathered during an independent investigation into whether Nicola Sturgeon breached the ministerial code ...
A video of a pleasant Christmas “greeting" from Ukraine to Russia has been circulating on social media, showing a combat helicopter piloted by "St. Nicholas the Wonderworker" firing a salvo of rockets at the enemy.
Now that fierce fighting has resumed in Gaza, international pressure is building on Israel to curb its military campaign and abandon its objective of crushing Hamas. The humanitarian goal of these demands is to protect innocent Palestinians. The political goal is to appease some Muslim states and appeal to anti-Israel “progressives” and Muslims in Europe and North America.
Ukrainian flags, last year a common sight on the East Coast of the United States, are now noticeably absent. Whereas exactly a year ago Volodymyr Zelensky was received like a visiting hero by both houses of Congress, now the White House is failing to get critical funding through Capitol Hill so Ukraine can keep fighting. President Joe Biden, blasting the Republicans behind this, called this “the greatest gift” that Vladimir Putin could hope for.
The U.S. is sending a $175 million package of military aid to Ukraine, including guided missiles for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), anti-armor systems and high-speed anti-radiation missiles, the Pentagon and State Department announced on Wednesday. The latest aid comes as Congress remains stalled on legislation that would provide new funding for Ukraine as it battles to push back Russian forces, as well as money for Israel's war with Hamas and other security needs. The Biden administration has said funding to aid Ukraine is running out, and the Pentagon packages of weapons and other equipment for the war have become much smaller in recent months.