Scholz doubles down on fighter jets refusal for Ukraine – POLITICO

Scholz doubles down on fighter jets refusal for Ukraine – POLITICO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reiterated his rejection of Kiev’s demands to supply Ukraine with fighter jets shortly after Berlin agreed to send main battle tanks. “The issue of combat aircraft does not arise at all,” Scholz said in an interview with Tagesspiegel published on Sunday. “I can only advise against getting into a constant competition … Read more

For Ukraine, western tanks could be a game changer in the conflict

For Ukraine, western tanks could be a game changer in the conflict

A Polish Leopard 2PL tank fires during the Defender Europe 2022 military exercise of NATO forces, including French, US and Polish troops, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the military firing range in Bemowo Piskie, near Orzysz, Poland, May 24 2022. Hairdresser Pempel | Reuters Developments in the war in Ukraine this week centered … Read more

Russia, South Africa and a ‘redesigned world order’

Russia, South Africa and a ‘redesigned world order’

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jan. 23, 2023: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) meets South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor (R) during his official visit to Pretoria Ihsan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russia and South Africa pledged this week to strengthen bilateral ties and will begin a joint military exercise next month to coincide … Read more

Russia says it has conducted hypersonic missile exercises in the Atlantic Ocean

Russia says it has conducted hypersonic missile exercises in the Atlantic Ocean

This photo, taken on April 21, 2019, shows the Russian missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov arriving at Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong province. St | Afp | Getty Images Russia’s defense ministry said on Wednesday that one of its hypersonic missile frigates had been conducting “hysonic missile exercises” in the western Atlantic. The frigate Admiral Gorshkov … Read more

‘Timeout’ needed in talks with Turkey on NATO membership

‘Timeout’ needed in talks with Turkey on NATO membership

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto arrives in Bucharest, Romania, on November 30. Daniel Michailescu Afp | Getty Images Finland is calling for a “time-out” in talks with Turkey over Finland and Sweden joining NATO after a series of events between Turkey and Sweden sparked new tensions and bitterness. “A timeout is needed before we return … Read more