Putin evokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian president speaks in Volgograd 80 years have passed since the Soviet victory in Stalingrad Putin draws parallels with Russia’s campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin evoked the spirit of the Soviet … Read more

Israel’s pioneering drones use free-falling bombs, can carry a tonne

Details emerging of Israel’s secret armed drone capability Drones aimed at Palestinian enemies and more distant targets Israel exports its closely-watched drone technology TEL AVIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Israeli armed drones use gravity bombs that produce no noise or smoke as they fall, making them hard for enemies to anticipate or evade, and the … Read more

US targets global sanctions evasion network supporting Russia

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 22 individuals and entities in multiple countries that it accused of being tied to a global sanctions evasion network supporting Russia’s military-industrial complex. The sanctions, which come as Washington looks to increase pressure on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, are part … Read more

Russia advances in east Ukraine, strike on apartments kills civilians

Russian strike destroys apartment building; 3 dead – officials Zelenskiy gives gloomy assessment on Russian offensive in east Zelenskiy vows more anti-corruption measures New Russian offensive could begin on Feb. 24 – Ukraine minister KYIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The battle on the front lines in eastern Ukraine “has become tougher” as Russian forces push … Read more

Former Wagner commander: ‘I am sorry for fighting in Ukraine’

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was scared of being executed by his own side Wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters he wanted to … Read more

North Korea says US drills have pushed situation to ‘extreme red-line’ – KCNA

SEOUL, Feb 2 (Reuters) – North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that drills by the United States and its allies have pushed the situation to an “extreme red-line” and threaten to turn the peninsula into a “huge war arsenal and a more critical war zone.” The statement, carried by state news agency KCNA, said … Read more

Ukraine is fighting Western war fatigue, minister says – POLITICO

BERLIN — Combatting war fatigue in the West has become a central challenge for Ukraine as it urges its allies to keep weapons and other aid flowing, according to Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrij Melnyk. “There’s a feeling that now the tank issue has been settled people can put their feet up,” Melnyk told POLITICO … Read more

Myanmar junta extends emergency as coup anniversary marked by ‘silent protest’

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections must be successful ‘Current situation is under unusual circumstances,’ acting president says Streets deserted in some Myanmar cities for silent protest Protesters hold rallies in Thailand and the Philippines Feb 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta extended the country’s state of emergency by another six months, the acting president … Read more

Ukraine to get cold shoulder on rapid EU entry – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Top EU leaders are traveling to Ukraine this week, but they won’t be bringing promises that the war-torn country can join the bloc anytime soon. Brussels is expected to pour cold water on Ukraine’s hopes that it could swiftly join the EU during a … Read more

Penny Wong warns Indo-Pacific war would be ‘catastrophic for humanity’ | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

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