Class of 2023 – POLITICO

Class of 2023 – POLITICO

The European Overall No. 1 — Ukraine Europe is changing. The Continent is reassessing its strategic relationships, getting serious about defence, rethinking policies on trade, accession and energy security. Broadly speaking, it’s rethinking what it means to be European — and that’s largely because of Ukraine’s comedian-turned-president. This is not the first time in recent … Read more

Vladimir Putin Is Preparing to Flee to Venezuela When Russia Implodes, Ex-Aide Abbas Gallyamov Says

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and his cronies already have a plan in place to flee the country once things go sideways, a former aide to the Russian president has claimed. Abbas Gallyamov, a former speechwriter for Putin, made the astonishing claim on Telegram early Wednesday, citing an unnamed source that he said had “insider” information on … Read more

EU gas market to remain ‘precarious’ through next winter

(WO) – Europe is facing high natural gas prices and high uncertainty due to the substantial reduction in Russian imports, and this winter is only the beginning, according to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, energy security is top of mind for most … Read more

Ukraine war: Belarus attack fears, Ukrainians ‘colossal’ torment and deadly Russian army truck crash

1. Belarus moves military equipment near Ukraine, prompting fears Belarus announced plans to move military equipment and forces on Wednesday and Thursday in what it said was a “counter-terrorism exercise”. “During this period, it is planned to move military equipment and personnel of the national security forces,” the country’s Security Council states, according to the … Read more

Ukrainian civilians facing test of survival: UN | Russia-Ukraine war News

The United Nations humanitarian chief says Russia’s “sustained” attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, as temperatures fall below freezing, has created a “new level of need” in a war he has called “senseless”. Martin Griffiths, the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, detailed to the UN Security Council on Tuesday the toll of “widespread death, displacement and suffering” … Read more

Latest news on Russia and war in Ukraine

Russia beefing up defenses in Belgorod needlessly, UK says The UK’s Ministry of Defense said Russia’s decision to extend defensive positions along its international border with Ukraine, and deep inside the border region of Belgorod, reflects a misplaced belief that Ukraine could try to invade Russia. A view of damaged structures in Belgorod in Russia … Read more

Poll finds Republican support for US aiding Ukraine’s war effort against Russia is declining

Washington CNN — Americans still strongly back the US providing aid for Ukraine’s fight against Russia, but there has been a decline in support amongst Republicans as some prominent GOP politicians and media figures express opposition to the US providing additional support to Kyiv, a new poll has found. The poll from the Chicago Council … Read more

First delivery of S. Korean heavy weapons comes to Poland

GDYNIA, Poland — Polish President Andrzej Duda and the country’s defense minister on Tuesday took delivery of a first shipment of tanks and howitzers from South Korea, hailing the swift implementation of a deal signed in the summer in the face of the war in neighboring Ukraine. Duda and Mariusz Blaszczak were in the Polish … Read more

Hungary vetoes Ukraine aid, EU seeks alternative solution – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The Hungarian government Tuesday blocked agreement on an €18 billion aid package for Ukraine, forcing the European Commission and the other EU countries to seek an alternative solution to ensure Kyiv gets much-needed funds in January. The Commission will look at how to “provide … Read more