Russia intensifies cyberattacks on Ukraine allies

Russian ‘hacktivists’ are hitting Poland and Nordic and Baltic countries with an arsenal of cyberweapons, analysts say. Russia’s cyberwar on Ukraine has largely failed and Moscow is increasingly targeting Kyiv’s European allies, according to US and French analysts. French defense firm Thales said in a reports on Wednesday that Russia was hitting Poland and Nordic … Read more

Killer drones and multi-billion dollar deals: Turkey’s rapidly-growing defense industry is boosting its global clout

A Turkish is on view during a presentation at the Lithuanian Air Force Base in Siauliai, Lithuania, on July 6, 2022. Lithuania on July 6, 2022 exhibited a crowdfunded Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat military drone that it plans to send to Ukraine to Help the war-torn country fight Russia’s invasion. Petras Malukas | AFP | … Read more

Ukraine Soviet-era famine recognized as ‘genocide’ by French MPs

The 1930s starvation of millions in Ukraine under Soviet leader Stalin is considered an act of genocide by Ukrainians. The French parliament has recognized as “genocide” the 1930s starvation of millions in Ukraine under Soviet leader Joseph Stalina move welcomed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In a resolution adopted by 168 votes to two, the legislators … Read more

Ukraine receives Leopard, Challenger battle tanks

New additions to Ukraine’s military include the tanks as well as Marder infantry fighting vehicles, Cougar armored trucks, and Stryker armored personnel carriers. Germany and Britain have delivered the first consignment of battle tanks to Ukraine – providing much-needed ground support as Russian forces intensify attacks in the country’s east. The Leopard and Challenger tanks … Read more

81 locations, thousands of voices – Choirs from across the world sing for peace in Ukraine | life

Several choirs sing together in support of peace in Ukraine, in the center of Madrid, on 26 March 2023. Choirs from across the world joined their voices to sing for peace in Ukraine, with nearly 300 singers gathering in Madrid where the initiative began a year ago. Choirs from across the world joined their voices … Read more

Putin: Ukraine demands emergency UN meeting over Putin nuclear plan – Times of India

KYIV: Ukraine‘s government on Sunday called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to “counter the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail” after Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus,One Ukrainian official said that Russia “took Belarus as a nuclear hostage.”Further heightening tensions, an explosion deep inside Russia wounded three … Read more

Nordic countries plan joint air defense to counter Russian threat

The commander of the Danish air force says the combined Nordic fleet is comparable to ‘a large European country’. Air force commanders from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have said they have signed a letter of intent to create a unified nordic air defense aimed at countering the rising threat from Russia. The intention is … Read more

Austrian FM: Russia’s war in Ukraine is not ‘black and white’

From: Talk to Al Jazeera Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg discusses Austria’s military non-alignment policy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted countries such as Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership. Austria, however, has shown no interest in joining the alliance. It has been neutral since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1955. In … Read more

Russia puts Putin’s ex-speechwriter on wanted list over Ukraine

Abbas Gallyamov wrote speeches for Vladimir Putin during the Russian leader’s 2008–12 time as prime minister. Police in Russia have placed a former speechwriter for President Vladimir Putin on a wanted list of criminal suspects because of his comments on the war in Ukraine, the latest step in Moscow’s sweeping crackdown on dissent. Abbas Gallyamov … Read more

Joe Biden says no sign yet of China sending Russia weapons

Russia’s ex-president Medvedev quotes a threatening 1941 Stalin message to urge more weapons production by Russia’s arms manufacturing industry. China has not yet sent weapons to Russia to replenish stockpiles that have been exhausted due to Moscow’s war in Ukraine, United States President Joe Biden said. “I’ve been hearing now for the past three months … Read more

Estonia says China’s peace plan to end Ukraine’s war is ‘extremely unfair’

China’s peace proposal to end the war in Ukraine is “extremely unfair,” since the plan doesn’t respect the territorial integrity of the country, said the permanent secretary of Estonia’s Ministry of Defense. Beijing issued a 12-point peace plan in February. It is the duty of “the wider global community” to help Ukraine, said Kusti Salm. … Read more

China’s liaisons with Russia are fueling an awkward split among European leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 21, 2023. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images BRUSSELS — China’s relationship with Russia is causing unease and division in the European Union, with some in the bloc arguing that it’s time to rethink their … Read more

‘Guns and Roses’: Bulgaria arms trade booms on Ukraine war – Times of India

KAZANLAK, Bulgaria: With its huge munitions factories and endless rose fields, Kazanlak in central Bulgaria has been really living up to its “Guns and Roses” nickname since Moscow invaded Ukraine,Bulgaria’s booming arms industry has never had it so good, with exports estimated at $4.3 billion last year (about four billion euros) — three times its … Read more

Russia and China are being driven together as the chasm with the West deepens

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as leaders gather for a family photo during the Belt and Road Forum on Yanqi Lake, outside Beijing, China, May 15, 2017. Damir Sagolj | Reuters China and Russia are taking center stage this week as both countries look to deepen ties just as a … Read more

Putin: ‘Dear friends’ Xi and Putin meet in Moscow as Ukraine war rages – Times of India

Chinese President Xi Jinping met his “dear friend” Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, seeking both to deepen economic ties with an ally he sees as a useful counterweight to the West and to promote Beijing’s role as a potential peacemaker in Ukraine,Xi was the first leader to meet the Russian president since the International … Read more

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