US NATO envoy on strengthening ties with India

The NATO alliance is open to more involvement if India wants it, the US NATO envoy said. New Delhi: US NATO Ambassador Julianne Smith, speaking about NATO and strengthening relations with South Asia and the Indo-Pacific, said virtually that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is ready to engage more with India if they are interested … Read more

Finland will deal a blow in NATO

Turkey on Thursday became the latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally to approve Finland’s entry into the alliance — a move that has huge political and military implications, almost all of which will benefit the US. , it is difficult to overstate the importance of Finland’s NATO membership. Finland has long been a buffer between … Read more

The IMF board approves a $15.6 billion loan package for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Friday its board of directors approved a four-year, $15.6 billion loan program for Ukraine, part of a broader $115 billion international support package to help the country meet the urgent financing needs in its struggle The 13-month-old invasion of Russia. The decision paves the … Read more

The Turkish parliament ratifies Finland’s accession to NATO while Sweden waited

ANKARA, March 30 (Reuters) – The Turkish parliament on Thursday approved a bill to allow Finland to join NATO, paving the way for the country to become part of the Western defense alliance as the war continues raging in Ukraine. Turkey’s parliament was the last of the alliance’s 30 members to ratify Finland’s membership after … Read more

A fugitive Russian father convicted of insulting the military is being held in Belarus

March 30 (Reuters) – A Russian man sentenced to two years in prison for discrediting the military and whose daughter was taken from him has been detained in Belarus after fleeing house arrest, a lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov said Alexei Moskalyov, 54, had been arrested in the capital Minsk, most likely as a … Read more

Belarus says it will host Russian nuclear weapons to counter NATO

Belarus justifies its decision to house Russian nuclear weapons Says it needs to strengthen its own security Blames West for years of pressure aimed at government change Says moving doesn’t violate non-proliferation rules LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Belarus confirmed on Tuesday that it will host Russian tactical nuclear weapons. boundaries. The statement from the … Read more

Zelenskiy accuses Russia of holding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant hostage

Zelenskiy denounces ‘radiation blackmail’ Ukraine closes frontline city of Avdiivka to civilians Zelenskiy visits the southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia Minsk defends decision to house Russian nuclear weapons KYIV, March 28 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said Russian troops “held hostage” the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and its safety could not be guaranteed until they left the … Read more

Russia fires a supersonic anti-ship missile at a dummy target in the Sea of ​​Japan

March 28 (Reuters) – The Russian navy has fired supersonic anti-ship missiles at a dummy target in the Sea of ​​Japan, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. “In the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan, Pacific Fleet missile ships fired Moskit cruise missiles at a mock enemy naval target,” it said in a statement … Read more

German Leopard 2 tanks have reached Ukraine

BERLIN, March 27 (Reuters) – The 18 Leopard 2 main battle tanks pledged by Germany to support Ukraine in its war against Russia have arrived in Ukraine, Germany’s defense ministry said on Monday. Germany in January agreed to provide the tanks, considered some of the best in the West’s arsenal, to allay doubts about sending … Read more

Ukraine plans response as battle shifts to ‘post-apocalyptic’ Avdiivka

NATO denounces Putin for ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ rhetoric The EU urges Belarus not to harbor Russian nuclear weapons Avdiivka becomes ‘post-apocalyptic’, city officially closes Russia downs Ukrainian drone south of Moscow, 3 ministry hurt KYIV, March 27 (Reuters) – The commander of Ukraine’s ground forces said on Monday Kiev was planning its next move after … Read more