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July 12, 2024 10:45 AM

Ukraine urges NATO to lift restrictions on targeting Russia, China denounces criticism

Ukraine on Thursday urged NATO allies to lift restrictions on its use of long-range weapons against targets in Russia, saying that would be "game-changer" in its war with Moscow, while China slammed NATO criticism of its support for Russia as biased and malicious. NATO members issued a declaration in support of Ukraine at a summit in Washington on Wednesday, promising additional aid and pledging to back its "irreversible path" to NATO membership. "At this summit we are turning a corner and p...

July 12, 2024 9:59 AM

Ukraine gets USD 225 million US military aid after Biden meets Zelenskiy

The United States announced a new security package for Ukraine worth $225 million on Thursday, which includes a Patriot missile battery, additional ammunition for high-mobility artillery rocket systems and missiles, among other items. This announcement was made during a meeting between Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the NATO Summit held on July 10 in Wahington DC. This is the second Patriot system the US has promised to Ukraine. The system will be taken directly from the ...

June 19, 2024 4:46 PM

Dutchman Mark Rutte, longtime Putin critic, set to lead NATO alliance

Mark Rutte, who looks set to be NATO's next secretary-general, is a staunch ally of Ukraine and a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who honed his skills as a political dealmaker during nearly 14 years as Dutch prime minister. Rutte, 57, has been one of the driving forces behind Europe's military support for Ukraine since Russia's 2022 invasion, and says defeat on the battlefield for Moscow is vital to secure peace in Europe. His view is heavily influenced by the downing of an ...

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