Ukraine is demanding an immediate ceasefire and for all Russian troops to leave the country as they report more than 350 Ukrainian civilians have so far been killed in President Putin’s invasion, which entered its fifth day Monday. The United Nations is also reporting more than 500,000 people have fled Ukraine and another 100,000 areContinue reading “Report from Kyiv: LGBTQ Activist Says Ukrainians Are United in Resisting Russian Invasion – Democracy Now!”
Belarus will fight alongside Russia if Moscow invades Ukraine, Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, even as Russia’s top diplomat said that the Kremlin had no intention of going to war. Belarus’ president said that he would welcome “hundreds of thousands” of Russian soldiers into his country if either Belarus or Russia are attacked. “If thereContinue reading “Ukraine crisis: Belarus ‘will fight alongside Russia’ if Putin goes to war, says Lukashenko”
The two leaders also planned to discuss a united response related to Russian aggression toward Ukraine, a senior Biden administration official said. President Joe Biden met virtually with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Friday morning to discuss regional security and other common threats, such as Covid, the climate crisis and partnering on cybersecurity. The two countries areContinue reading “Biden and Japanese P.M. Kishida expected to discuss North Korea, China”
Russian troops arriving in Belarus for what Moscow and Minsk say will be joint military exercises are a direct threat to NATO member Lithuania, and could prompt Washington to station more troops in the region, Lithuania’s defence minister said. Russian military forces and hardware began arriving in ex-Soviet Belarus on Monday for “Allied Resolve” drillsContinue reading “Lithuania says Russian troops in Belarus pose “direct threat””
CNN reported that US intelligence believes Saudi Arabia is developing its own ballistic missiles. It said intelligence found recent transfers of missile technology between China and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has foreign-made ballistic missiles, but is not believed to have made its own before. US intelligence agencies believe Saudi Arabia is building its own ballisticContinue reading “Saudi Arabia appears to be building its own ballistic missiles with China’s help, report says”
European diplomats are calling the adjournment of nuclear talks with Iran ‘a disappointing pause’. But they said some technical progress has been made. This is the seventh round of negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. Al Jazeera’s @Dorsa Jabbari reports from Vienna, Austria.