Biden: US to give $800m more in military aid to Ukraine | Joe Biden News

Biden says the US is ‘better positioned to lead the world than ever’ following the NATO and G7 summits, despite issues at home. United States President Joe Biden has said the US will soon announce a new $800m military aid package to Ukraine, bringing the total since it took office to nearly $7bn. Biden said … Read more

Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark Nato summit

MADRID/KYIV: Russia pressed on with its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after Nato branded Moscow the biggest “direct threat” to Western security and agreed plans to modernize Kyiv’s beleaguered armed forces. Ukrainian authorities said they were trying to evacuate residents from the frontline eastern city of Lysychansk, the focus of Russia’s attacks where about … Read more

Russia, China and the Nordic duo: Key points from NATO summit | NATO News

EXPLAINER The bloc agreed to a new strategic framework with focus on Russia and pledge to boost capabilities during Madrid summit. Leaders of the 30 countries that make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have agreed to a sweeping strategic framework for the next decade that focuses on the “direct threat” posed by Russia … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: The struggle for Snake Island | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian forces abandon the strategic Black Sea islet – a major victory for Ukraine that could also enable grain exports. A tiny Ukrainian islet has held the key to control for dominance of the eastern Black Sea since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. Situated 48km (30 miles) off the coast, Snake Island, or Zmiinyi, … Read more

Russia open to dialogue on nuclear non-proliferation, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Moscow was open to a dialogue on strategic stability and nuclear non-proliferation. Despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, both Moscow and Washington have stressed the importance of maintaining communication on the issue of nuclear arms. The two countries are by far the world’s largest nuclear powers with an … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 127 | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 127th day, we take a look at the main developments. Here are the key events so far on Thursday, June 30. Get the latest updates here. fighting Evidence suggests twin Russian air strikes deliberately targeted a theater used as a shelter in Mariupol, Amnesty International said in a report. … Read more

Russia threatens retaliation over Norway Arctic island goods ban | News

Russia has accused Norway of imposing restrictions that block goods destined for Russian-populated settlements on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, and has threatened unspecified “retaliatory measures” unless Oslo resolves the matter. Svalbard, located midway between Norway’s north coast and the North Pole, is part of Norway, but Russia has the right to exploit the archipelago’s … Read more

Putin condemns NATO’s ‘imperial ambitions’, warns Finland, Sweden | News

Helsinki and Stockholm joining NATO marks one of the biggest shifts in European security in decades. Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned NATO’s “imperial ambitions”, accusing the military alliance of seeking to assert its “supremacy” through the Ukraine conflict. The Russian leader also said on Wednesday that he would respond in kind if NATO deployed … Read more

Expanding NATO squares up to Russia threat

Clearing operations continued in Kremenchuk where a Russian missile Monday destroyed a shopping center and — according to local officials — killed at least 18 civilians The United States vowed on Wednesday to shore up Europe’s defenses in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as NATO declared Moscow the West’s greatest threat. Meeting in … Read more

NATO summit: Zelenskyy pushes for modern artillery, funds | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Ukrainian president says the Russian invasion was ‘a war for the right to dictate conditions in Europe’. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked NATO leaders for modern weapons and funds to support Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion, warning the fighting could spill beyond its borders and into their countries. Zelenskyy addressed the 30 leaders of … Read more