Zelensky Thanks Allies Following German, US Tank Announcements

On Wednesday, January 25, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Western allies for their support, after Germany and the United States announced they would supply modern battle tanks to Ukraine. Earlier on Wednesday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gave the green light for the delivery of German-made Leopard II tanks after weeks of pressure from Kyiv and … Read more

Ukraine war: CIA Director warned of assassination attempts on Volodymyr Zelensky before invasion

New details of a secret meeting held between Volodymyr Zelensky and America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have revealed the United States warned the Ukrainian leader of a Russian assassination plot in the weeks before Vladimir Putin invaded. In January of 2022, as Russian tanks began to line up at the Ukrainian border, CIA director Bill … Read more

Kyiv attack: Missiles his residential buildings in Ukraine capital

Two residential buildings in the Ukraine capital were hit by missiles on Tuesday, the mayor of Kyiv said, following reports that air raid sirens were sounding in all regions of Ukraine. “There is an attack on the capital. According to preliminary information, two residential buildings were hit in the Pechersk district,” Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko … Read more

Richard Marles announces detailed investigation into ADF China claims

A “detailed examination” of the defense force could result in a policy overhaul, following “concerning” reports former personnel may have been recruited by China, Defense Minister Richard Marles has confirmed. Last month, reports emerged that China had been hiring retired air force pilots from Australia and other Western countries to train its own military. Following … Read more

Russia says thousands removed from Kherson daily

Moscow was pushing ahead Friday with a civilian pullout from the Russian-occupied Kherson region amid a mounting Ukrainian counter-offensive, with President Vladimir Putin saying residents must be “removed” from danger zones. The Russian army said “more than 5,000 civilians” were being led across the Dnipro River every day, showing footage of soldiers directing lines of … Read more

Germany allows controversial Chinese stake in Hamburg port

Germany’s coalition government on Wednesday allowed a Chinese firm to buy a reduced stake in a Hamburg port terminal, after Chancellor Olaf Scholz resisted calls to ban the controversial sale outright over security concerns. Under the compromise agreed by Scholz’s cabinet, Chinese shipping giant Cosco will be allowed to buy a stake “below 25 percent” … Read more

Macron, Scholz set for frosty lunch amid Paris-Berlin tensions

French President Emmanuel Macron will host German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for lunch Wednesday, with the leaders hoping to stop back differences on energy and defense and revitalize the European Union’s key double act. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — less than three months after Scholz took office last December — pitched their countries into crisis mode … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: Russian fighter jet opens fire near UK plane

A Russian fighter jet fired a missile near a British RAF plane over the Black Sea in a shocking escalation. UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the unarmed RAF Rivet Joint was on routine patrol on September 29 when it was shot at by two Su-27 fighter jets, The Sun reported. Speaking in the House … Read more

French-German govt talks delayed as discord builds

Germany and France on Wednesday postponed a meeting planned for next week between their governments as Berlin said that “more time” was necessary to find common ground on a slew of issues. The delay to January of the regular meeting hosted alternately by either cabinet exposed a growing rift between the two EU powers, and … Read more

Russia fires missile salvo on Ukraine before G7 meeting

Russia said on Tuesday it launched “mass” strikes on Ukraine hours ahead of a G7 meeting expected to condemn an ​​earlier missile blitz that Kyiv’s allies said was a mark of Moscow’s desperation. Officials in Ukraine’s western region of Lviv said at least three Russian missiles targeted energy infrastructure and the mayor of the region’s … Read more