Tag: Lloyd Austin

  • China calls for peace talks between Ukraine and Russia

    China calls for peace talks between Ukraine and Russia

    Pentagon – China hopes there will be a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine and urges Russia and Ukraine to come to the table for peace talks, China’s foreign minister told his Ukrainian counterpart in a phone call on Thursday. China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Qin Gang told Dmytro Kuleba that […]

  • No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

    No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

    Germany said Friday that no decision had been made on providing battle tanks sought by Kyiv, despite an emotional plea from President Volodymyr Zelensky. Western defence ministers gathered at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a crucial US-led meeting to hammer out future military aid to Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all […]

  • Ready at Ramstein: Denmark pledges aid to Ukraine at the defense summit

    Ready at Ramstein: Denmark pledges aid to Ukraine at the defense summit

    The Minister of Defense will also meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the summit as well as his colleagues Lloyd Austin III (USA), Ben Wallace (Great Britain) and Pål Jonson (Sweden). While a number of other countries – including the US, UK and Poland – have reiterated their intention to donate tanks to Ukraine, […]

  • Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Read our live blog to see how […]

  • Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Follow our live blog for the latest […]

  • Pentagon comments on Nord Stream crime

    Pentagon comments on Nord Stream crime

    More information is needed before it is possible to say who is behind the incident, the US Secretary of Defense has said It is too early to speculate on who is responsible for the gas leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Friday, adding that a full investigation of […]

  • Pentagon comments on alleged Nord Stream sabotage

    Pentagon comments on alleged Nord Stream sabotage

    More information is needed before it is possible to say who is behind the incident, the US Secretary of Defense has said It is too early to speculate on who is responsible for the gas leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Friday, adding that a full investigation into […]

  • Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 2 in Kharkiv

    Ukraine: Russian shelling kills 2 in Kharkiv

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow wants to seize territory in southern Ukraine beyond the eastern Donbas region as the United States and its allies committed more military aid to Ukraine. Russia failed in the early stages of its five-month offensive to topple the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy or capture […]

  • NATO promises more heavy weapons to Ukraine

    NATO promises more heavy weapons to Ukraine

    The bloc is reluctant to fight Russia directly and treats Kyiv as a proxy, the Dutch prime minister admits Ukraine must acquire more NATO-heavy weapons, the head of the military bloc said on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with the US-led “contact group” to discuss the logistics of that company. NATO is trying to adapt […]

  • NATO Secretary General meets with top US officials

    NATO Secretary General meets with top US officials

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with top US officials starting on Wednesday, almost two weeks after top leaders from Finland and Sweden met with US President Joe Biden to join the military alliance. – Other media news – Stoltenberg will meet Foreign Minister Antony Blinken on Wednesday and the two […]

  • Ukraine demands faster arms deliveries

    Ukraine demands faster arms deliveries

    Pentagon – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday called on other governments to send more weapons faster to help Ukraine’s fight against Russian forces. FIL – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is sitting at EU headquarters in Brussels on May 16, 2022. On Tuesday, he called on other governments to send weapons to help […]

  • Latest developments in Ukraine: 24 May

    Latest developments in Ukraine: 24 May

    For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flash point Ukraine. Recent developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. All times EDT: 01:00: As Ukraine celebrates three months since the start of the Russian invasion, residents of the capital Kyiv have celebrated those who have gone astray since the beginning of the conflict, […]

  • US-Danish missile delivery could turn Bornholm into a “military bridgehead”, warns Russian ambassador

    US-Danish missile delivery could turn Bornholm into a “military bridgehead”, warns Russian ambassador

    Vladimir Barbin, the Russian ambassador to Denmark, has warned that Danish-American military activity on Bornholm today risks transforming Denmark’s Baltic Sea island from a “peaceful oasis to a potential military bridgehead”. In a speech to TV2 prior to the arrival of a transport plane loaded with missiles to Bornholm today, Barbin claims that the exercise, […]

  • Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Ukraine Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said there were about 13,000 cases of alleged Russian war crimes being probed as of Monday. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 6:56pm: Lithuania calls on EU to provide cash for Ukrainian refugees Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste urged the European Union […]

  • Biden hosts leaders in Finland, Sweden following NATO applications

    Biden hosts leaders in Finland, Sweden following NATO applications

    Pentagon – US President Joe Biden will host Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson for talks on Thursday in the White House on their applications to join NATO, support for Ukraine and European security. On Wednesday, Biden praised what he called Sweden’s and Finland’s “important decisions” after they formally applied for […]

  • Niinistö will meet with US senators in Helsinki on Monday

    Niinistö will meet with US senators in Helsinki on Monday

    President Sauli Niinistö meets with the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell and three other Republican senators in Helsinki on Monday. Others are John Barrasso From Wyoming, Susan Collins Reputation and John Cornyn From Texas. According to a press release from Niinistö’s office on Sunday afternoon, he and the senators are scheduled to […]

  • NATO leaders ignoring nuclear war risk Russia

    The US-led military bloc does not take the threat of nuclear conflict seriously, Moscow’s ambassador to the US complains Russia’s envoy to the United States has warned that the NATO powers are not treating the risk of a nuclear war with the utmost seriousness, claiming that the West, and not Moscow, is driving brinkmanship in […]

  • NATO leaders ignoring nuclear war risk Russian envoy

    NATO leaders ignoring nuclear war risk Russian envoy

    The US-led military bloc does not take the threat of nuclear conflict seriously, said Moscow’s ambassador to the US Russia’s envoy to the United States has warned that the NATO powers do not take the risk of nuclear war seriously, claiming that the West, and not Moscow, is pursuing brinkmanship amid tensions competing with the […]

  • Finland joins the defense negotiations with Ukraine

    Finland joins the defense negotiations with Ukraine

    Finnish Ministry of Defense official represents Finland in negotiations hosted by the US Secretary of Defense in Ukraine Lloyd Austin In Ramstein, Germany on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Defense, the talks will focus on the overall situation in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and on the aid to the war-torn country. The discussion […]

  • Zelensky says scenes in Borodianka much more horrific than in Bucha

    Zelensky says scenes in Borodianka much more horrific than in Bucha

    The destruction left by Russian troops in the town of Borodianka outside of Kyiv is “much more horrific” than the situation uncovered in the nearby town of Bucha, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday. Earlier Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had sustained “significant losses” in Ukraine since its troops entered on February […]

  • Thursday’s papers: NATO timing, energy imports, pollen season

    Thursday’s papers: NATO timing, energy imports, pollen season

    Tampereen Morning paper is one of the working visits of the Finnish Minister of Defense to the United States Antti Kaikkonen (Cen). Kaikkonen described his conversation with his American colleague. Lloyd Austinlike "good and constructive". After his meetings, Kaikkonen told the press that continuing NATO’s open door policy is important for Finland, but due to […]

  • The message – USA back as a team player

    The message – USA back as a team player

    The United States is back as a team player – that was the message when the United States’ new Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, made his NATO debut. “This means more stable cooperation,” said Peter Hultqvist, who attended parts of the meeting with NATO defense ministers. The answer to the question of the continued presence […]