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Russia hands over to Belarus Iskander-M missiles capable of carrying nuclear payloads
Russia handed over to the Belarusian military the Iskander-M missile systems, which can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear payloads, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu.
"The Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system has been transferred to the Belarusian Armed Forces. It can use missiles in both conventional and nuclear versions. On April 3, at one of the Russian training grounds, Belarusian crews began training to operate it to protect the Union State. The Russian …
NATO believes main goal of Ukrainian counteroffensive will be to breach a land corridor to Crimea
The NATO leadership believes that the main goal of the anticipated offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be to establish a corridor to the Crimean peninsula, reports Bild, citing one of NATO’s top officials.
According to the official, leading NATO analysts suggest that a critical six-month in the war is approaching, and in May Western weapons will be used to drive the Russians out from the south and east of Ukraine. Ukrainian counteroffensive may begin in the spring or summer.
At the …
Russia threatens Ukraine, US and NATO over alleged ‘military provocation’ in Transnistria
Russia's Foreign Ministry is threatening Ukraine for its allegedly planned "military provocation against Transnistria" and has said it will view any Ukrainian actions in the region as an "attack on Russia."
In its statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry refers to the allegations of the Russian Defense Ministry about the alleged "significant accumulation of personnel and military equipment of Ukrainian units near the Ukrainian-Pridnestrovian border" and "the deployment of artillery in firing …
Russia warns the West of ‘horrible war’ if Ukraine continues to be supplied with weapons
Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin threatened the Weste with decisive retaliatory measures if it supplies Ukraine with offensive weapons, which, in his opinion, will certainly be used to capture Russian territories and strike peaceful Russian cities.
"If Washington and NATO countries supply weapons that will be used to strike peaceful cities and try to capture our territories as they threaten. This will lead to retaliatory measures using more powerful weapons. Members of the U.S. …
Ukrainian President Zelenksky calls on NATO to carry out a preemptive nuclear strike on Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on NATO countries to deliver a preemptive strike against Russia. "What should NATO do? To eliminate the possibility of Russia's use of nuclear weapons, preemptive strikes so they know what will happen to them if these weapons are used. And not the other way around, to wait for Russia's nuclear strikes, and then to say: "Ah, that’s how you are! well, here is one from us! Reconsider the use of your pressure. This is what NATO should do - revise the …
NATO is sourcing winter uniforms for Ukrainian troops
NATO members are preparing a winter aid package for Ukraine, including warm uniforms, winter shoes and tents, reported Spiegel.
In late July, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov submitted a request to the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg to provide winter uniforms for 200,000 Ukrainian soldiers.
Reznikov urged to prepare clothes and winter tents for the military as soon as possible before the cold weather begins.
NATO confirmed to reporters that it is in contact …
German media: NATO countries have informal agreement not to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine
There are informal agreements between NATO countries to refrain from supplying certain types of weapons to Ukraine.
According to the German news agency DPA, this is due to the risk of a direct military confrontation with Russia, which the Alliance wants to minimize.
There are fears that Russia may officially consider the supply of Western tanks and combat aircraft as NATO entering the war and take military measures in response. Weapons systems of this type have not yet been supplied to …
NATO Secretary General: Putin made 'big strategic mistake' in invading Ukraine
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Russian President Vladimir Putin “made a big strategic mistake” in invading Ukraine.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday, Stoltenberg noted that Putin wanted a weak NATO with fewer troops near Russia’s borders, but his actions have strengthened the alliance and is in the process of increasing its membership after Sweden and Finland announced their intention to join NATO.
The Secretary General noted he’s confident …
NATO Secretary General: Russia has not given up its strategic goals in Ukraine
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia has not given up its strategic goals, even though it failed to capture the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and was forced to retreat from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.
Speaking during a news conference with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen, Stoltenberg explained, “We need to be prepared for the long haul, that this war may continue for a long time. And that also means that NATO allies have to be prepared to try …
Lukashenko accuses the West of trying ‘to dismember Ukraine’
During a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko called on the participating countries to form a united front, arguing that Russia should not fight against the expansion of NATO alone.
Lukashenko believes that this unity would serve to ensure that sanctions would not be imposed against the Russian Federation and Belarus.
Lukashenko also said that the United States and Western countries are sabotaging negotiations with …