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

Spanish PM urges China’s Xi to negotiate with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy | to speak War News Russia-Ukraine

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has encouraged Chinese President Xi Jinping to talk to Ukrainian leaders and learn first-hand about the Kiev peace formula to end the Russian invasion. Sanchez told a press conference in Beijing on Friday that he had informed Xi, who was visiting Moscow on March 20 and 21, that Spain supported … Read more

Ukraine points to success in defending Bakhmut

Ukrainian commanders on Friday praised their latest successes in holding back Russian troops in Bakhmut as they continue to defend the city in eastern Ukraine despite dwindling ammunition supplies and pressure from some Western officials to withdraw. Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskiy, the commander of Ukrainian ground forces, said time worked against Russia as it suffers … Read more

Russia wants to become president of the UN Security Council during the war in Ukraine

Russia will chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council as it continues its years-long war against neighboring Ukraine and faces criticism from Ukrainian leaders. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmation upwards Security Council conclusion at an April meeting in New York “a bad joke” as the International … Read more

How Russia’s support is growing in the developing world

An Economist Intelligence Unit report earlier this month found that net support for Russia had grown in the year since the invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow ramps up its courtship of previously neutral or geopolitically unaligned countries. By assessing countries’ enforcement of sanctions, UN voting patterns, domestic political trends and official statements alongside economic, political, … Read more

Armenia warns Vladimir Putin he will be arrested for Russian war crimes if he visits

Armenia’s ruling party has warned that if Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to Armenia, the country will have no choice but to arrest him. Earlier this month, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against Putin for alleged war crimes in Ukraine, specifically his alleged involvement in the unlawful deportation of children from … Read more

Is Russia’s Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin vying to oust Vladimir Putin?

Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin made a name for himself by having his men kill as many Ukrainians as possible on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, but some analysts now say he is actually vying for the president’s throne. “Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin may be using his influence in Russia’s mainstream media landscape to … Read more

Zelensky invites China’s Xi to visit Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping to visit Ukraine on Tuesday. “We’re ready to see him here,” Zelensky told The Associated Press. ‘I want to talk to him. I was in contact with him before the entire war. But during this whole year, more than a year, I have not.” China’s Foreign … Read more

Ukraine shoots down Russian fighter jet near Bakhmut

Ukraine said its troops shot down a Russian warplane near Bakhmut while repulsing multiple attempts by Kremlin troops to take the eastern city, becoming a key prize in the wider war. Bakhmut, a small town in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, has become a central battleground in Russia’s assault on the country. Ukrainian forces have held … Read more

Ukraine says Bakhmut tactics will benefit it elsewhere

Ukraine’s efforts to exhaust and deplete Russian troops in the eastern city of Bakhmut will help reclaim other territory in the country, a Ukrainian commander in the area said. “Our main task is to exhaust the enemy’s overwhelming forces and inflict heavy casualties on them,” Ukrainian Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskiy wrote on Telegram under a … Read more