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Let’s talk about Biden’s trip and Putin’s mistakes – Beau of the Fifth Column

Zelensky accuses Russia of using phosphorus bombs

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia on Thursday of using phosphorus bombs, which are restricted but not entirely banned under international conventions.  “This morning we had phosphorus bombs from Russia, people were killed, children were killed,” Zelensky told NATO leaders meeting in Brussels for an emergency summit regarding the war, NBC News reported. White phosphorus ignites on contact with air. ItContinue reading “Zelensky accuses Russia of using phosphorus bombs”

Turkish President Erdogan arrives in UAE for the first time in nearly a decade – WION

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in the United Arab Emirates for the first time in nearly a decade, to improve ties between the two nations.

Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest

Conspiracy theorist Shawn Smith says officials involved in fraud ‘deserve to hang’ A who’s who of leading figures in Colorado’s far-right election denial movement gathered in Castle Rock on Thursday night for a lengthy town hall meeting that featured a host of baseless conspiracy theories and at least one threat of political violence. The “emergency”Continue reading “Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest”

Ukraine crisis: China throws support behind Putin, Russia – ABC News

As the tensions along the Ukraine-Russia border heat up, Chinese leader Xi Jinping offered his support to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

China joins Russia in opposing Nato expansion

China has joined Russia in opposing further Nato expansion as the two countries move closer together in the face of Western pressure. Moscow and Beijing issued a statement showcasing their agreement on a raft of issues during a visit by Russia’s Vladimir Putin for the Winter Olympics. Mr Putin claims Western powers are using theContinue reading “China joins Russia in opposing Nato expansion”

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts meeting on Ukraine crisis including Germany, Russia

The French President on Monday Emmanuel Macron is hosting a meeting between the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia on the conflict in eastern Ukraine in a bid to make progress toward possible solutions.

Russia sees no reason to restart talks on Ukraine crisis, threatens action after ‘dead end’ – France24

Russia said on Thursday it was hitting a dead end in its efforts to persuade the West to bar Ukraine from joining NATO and roll back decades of alliance expansion in Europe, and threatened unspecified consequences in response.

Ukraine talks: NATO head says differences with Russia will be hard to bridge – FRANCE 24 English

The differences between Russia and NATO over Ukraine will be difficult to bridge, the head of the Atlantic alliance said on Wednesday after four hours of talks. FRANCE 24’s Pierre Benazet tells us more.

US and Russia still at odds after talks over Ukraine tensions

Russia and US discuss Ukraine frictions and European security at talks in Geneva with no sign the two sides had narrowed their differences. Russia and the United States gave no sign that they had narrowed their differences on Ukraine and wider European security in talks in Geneva, as Moscow repeated demands that Washington says itContinue reading “US and Russia still at odds after talks over Ukraine tensions”