Terror-stricken Russians anticipate the delivery of foreign arms to the Armed Forces of Ukraine - conversation intercepted by the Security Service of Ukraine
IRYNA BALACHUK - Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 10:41 The Security Service of Ukraine has published another intercepted conversation between Russian soldiers. In that conversation, the aggressors express their envy that Ukrainians have Bayraktars (medium-altitude long-range unmanned combat aerial vehicles), and they are terror-stricken at the prospect of the delivery of foreign weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
Defenders of Ukrainian steel mill declare mission complete after fighters evacuated to Russia-controlled areas
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the evacuation to separatist-controlled territory was done to save the lives of the fighters who endured weeks of Russian assaults.cbsnews.com
Russian fuel and lubricants warehouse destroyed near Chornobaivka - Pivden Operational Command
Olha Hlushchenko - Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 02:51 The Ukrainian military have destroyed an aggressors' fuel and lubricants depot and have killed 29 invaders, as well as destroying an anti-aircraft missile system and other Russian military equipment in the south.news.yahoo.com
Russian Allies Get Tongue-Lashing at Putin’s Ultimate Pity Party
TwitterRussian President Vladimir Putin hosted a meeting of the Russian-led military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), on Monday on the 30th anniversary of its founding—but the meeting was anything but celebratory.Instead, the heads of state from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, which make up the collective defense organization, akin to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, went to the Kremlin Monday in Moscow to lament the world’s responsenews.yahoo.com
Michigan man accused of being spy rescued from Russian forces after 18-hour race across Ukraine
A Michigan man who was being held captive by Russian forces on accusations of being a U.S. spy has been reunited with his family after a rescue mission that included an 18-hour race across Ukraine, officials said.
How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Pushed Finland and Sweden Toward NATO
Despite their orientation toward the US and western Europe, Finland and Sweden since the Cold War have bet that their national security was best protected by staying out of NATO. They had aimed to avoid disturbing the military balance in the Baltic Sea region and provoking Russia. However, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its demands to stop NATO expansion have now pushed both countries to seek entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.washingtonpost.com
Russian war effort runs into diplomatic, military hurdles
With its military bogged down in a grinding conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russia also lost diplomatic ground over the weekend as two more European nations moved closer to joining NATO. Finland announced Sunday that it was seeking to join the alliance, saying Russia's invasion of Ukraine nearly three months ago had changed Europe’s security landscape.news.yahoo.com
Zelenskyy: Invaders unwilling to admit that the "special operation" is already bankrupt
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - SUNDAY, 15 MAY 2022, 22:46 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is convinced that the invading Russian forces in Ukraine are at a standstill and their "special operation" is bankrupt. Source: Presidential address Quote from Zelenskyy: "We are preparing for new Russian attempts to advance in Donbas, to somehow intensify their movement in southern Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
In the east, the Armed Forces of Ukraine today repulsed 17 attacks and shot down two helicopters
Kateryna Tyshchenko - Sunday, 15 May 2022, 22:15 On Sunday, in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulsed 17 attacks and destroyed 18 units of Russian military equipment, including two helicopters.news.yahoo.com
For Putin, a Nordic Nightmare Is Springing to Life
For years, President Vladimir Putin of Russia has viewed the expansion of NATO as an existential threat that would leave Russia hemmed in with Western missiles on its doorstep. Now, Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine seems to be bringing the Russian leader’s nightmare to life, with NATO on the brink of starting its largest potential expansion in nearly two decades. After navigating the postwar era in nonalignment and neutrality, Sweden and Finland are now actively exploring ascension to the military anews.yahoo.com
Voters in Beirut cast their ballot in first election since crisis
'Voting is a duty,' says a Beirut citizen as she casts her ballot in the first election since multiple crises dragged Lebanon to the brink of failed statehood. The vote is a major test for new opposition groups bent on removing the ruling elite.news.yahoo.com
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Britain pledges military help to Sweden, Finland if attacked
Britain has pledged to come to the aid of Sweden and Finland, including with military support, if the two Nordic nations came under attack under security deals Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed with his Swedish counterpart in Stockholm and the Finnish president in Helsinki.
Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week
The question of whether to join NATO is coming to a head this week in Finland and Sweden, where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered the long-held belief that remaining outside the military alliance was the best way to avoid trouble with their giant neighbor.
AP Interview: Lithuania FM calls for regime change in Russia
Lithuania’s top diplomat says that removing Russian President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle from power is the only way to protect the West and its allies from future threats from Moscow, urging an even tougher stance than the U.S. and many NATO allies have been willing to pursue.
UN council backs UN chief's peace effort in its first action
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted its first statement since Russia’s military action began on Feb. 24, expressing “strong support” for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ efforts to find a peaceful solution to the “dispute” in Ukraine.