The U.S. and Europe are running out of weapons to send to Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen fire an M777 howitzer, Kharkiv Region, northeastern Ukraine. This photo cannot be distributed in the Russian Federation. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyi | Future Publishing | Getty Images In the US weapons industry, the normal production level for artillery rounds for the 155 millimeter howitzer — a long-range heavy artillery weapon currently used on the battlefields … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for Sept. 26, 2022

U.S. Joint Chiefs Chair Milley speaks with his Ukrainian counterpart to reaffirm U.S. commitment US Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holds a press briefing about the US military drawdown in Afghanistan, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC September 1, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images U.S. Chairman … Read more

Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavril Grigorov | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the … Read more

‘Unequal partnership’ as Xi, Putin meet, says prof

China holds the “dominant position” in its relationship with Russia, and President Xi Jinping is no longer prepared for Moscow to “act as it pleases,” according to one political analyst. “It’s an unequal partnership, and China is in the dominant position in the relationship,” said Matthew Sussex, an associate professor from Griffith University in Australia. … Read more

How Russia could react after its humiliating defeats in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches with binoculars the Tsentr-2019 military exercise at the Donguz range near Orenburg city on September 20, 2019. Alexei Nikolsky | Afp | Getty Images Russia has been tight-lipped about its latest defeats in Ukraine, and strategists fear Moscow could look to punish Kyiv severely for its victories on the battlefield … Read more

U.S. aims to preserve ‘dictatorship’ while Europe is sacrificed

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the West has been reluctant to recognize “irreversible tectonic shifts” in international relations and that the Asia-Pacific region has become a magnet for human resources, capital and production capacities. Michael Svetlov | Getty ImagesNews | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused the US of wanting to maintain … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for August 26, 2022

Authorities in the Zaporizhzhia region are distributing potassium iodide tablets to residents in case of a radiation leak Authorities in the Zaporizhzhia region have begun to distribute potassium iodide to residents living near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, a Ukrainian official confirmed to NBC News. The distribution of potassium iodide tablets to residents in a … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for August 16, 2022

Zelenskyy warns Ukrainians to avoid Russian military installations due to reports of explosions Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea August 9, 2022. Stringer | Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked people in Crimea and other heavily occupied areas of Ukraine to not go near … Read more

Pelosi to Taiwan would be career capstone, despite warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched her political career being tough on China — a new congresswoman who dared to unfurl a pro-democracy banner in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square during a 1991 visit with other US lawmakers shortly after the student massacre. More than 30 years later, her interest in traveling to Taiwan presents … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for July 25, 2022

Moldova fears Russian invasion Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilita speaks in the Treaty Room at the State Department in Washington, DC, on July 19, 2022, ahead of a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AFP | Getty Images Natalia Gavrilița, the prime minister of nearby Moldova spoke to … Read more