Saturday, January 28, 2023

Ukraine

Ukraine lauds Western move on tanks; Russia downplays

From Washington to Berlin to Kyiv, a Western decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine was hailed enthusiastically. Moscow sought to downplay it.The Kremlin has previously warned that such tank deliveries would be a dangerous escalation of the conflict...

Germany to provide Ukraine with advanced battle tanks

After weeks of hesitation that saw growing impatience among Germany’s allies, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Wednesday that his government would provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 battle tanks and approve requests by other countries to do the same.In a statement,...

‘Poland would request authorisation from Germany to send tanks to Ukraine’

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his government would request authorisation from Germany to send the Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. But he also said that Poland would send the tanks to Ukraine, even if authorisation was not granted,...

UK offers backing for special tribunal on Russian war crimes

The British government accepted Ukraine’s invitation to join an international group that is working to create a mechanism to ensure the accountability of Russian officials involved in war crimes against Ukraine, and also called on the G7 countries leaders...

Defence chiefs fail to resolve dispute on tanks for Ukraine

Ukraine will have to wait longer to find out if it will get advanced German-made battle tanks.A dispute over sending the tanks from Western allies to help Ukraine against Russia’s invasion played out both in public and private on...

Germany pressed on tanks for Ukraine; Kyiv airs frustration

Germany faced mounting pressure to supply battle tanks to Kyiv and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy aired frustration about not obtaining enough weaponry as Western allies conferred on Thursday on how best to support Ukraine nearly 11 months into Russia’s...

Marcos says sea feud involving China keeps him up at night

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the long-raging disputes in the South China Sea that involve China, the Philippines and other coastal states have kept him “up at night” and warned that any major confrontation in Asia, similar to...

World in a ‘sorry state’: UN chief

The world is in a “sorry state” because of myriad “interlinked” challenges including climate change and Russia’s war in Ukraine that are “piling up like cars in a chain reaction crash,” the U.N. chief said at the World Economic...

Kyiv helicopter crash kills 18, top Ukraine officials dead

A helicopter crash in a Kyiv suburb on Wednesday killed 18 people, including Ukraine’s interior minister and three children, Ukrainian authorities said. There was no immediate word on whether the crash was an accident or a result of the...

Vladimir Putin says Russian victory in Ukraine is ‘guaranteed’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he had “no doubt” Moscow would emerge victorious in Ukraine, despite military setbacks in the nearly year-long offensive.President Putin sent troops to Ukraine in February last year, and in September announced a military...