In an interview with NRK, Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a war between NATO and Russia. The British defence ministry has warned that a full-fledged military partnership is emerging between Russia and Iran.
NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed worry that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a war between Russia and Nato. Stoltenberg added that it was important to avoid a conflict that involved more countries in Europe.
Former PM Johnson has urged western countries to support Ukraine to end the war as soon as next year. The former British Prime Minister argued that ending the war as soon as possible is in everyone’s interest, including Russia. He said that the longer the war goes on, the more everyone will end up paying in military support. Mr Johnson warned that next winter could prove even more difficult than this one, as gas supplies run low for countries once reliant on Russian fuel.
Oleh Braharnyk’s crew sprang into action in Kyiv a week earlier to repair power lines downed by Russian missiles and keep electricity flowing to his beleaguered fellow Ukrainians. Braharnyk, an electric company foreman, knows the stakes: Like many others in Ukraine, his family has dealt with daily power outages caused by Russian strikes. “We, too, sit in the dark,” he says, acknowledging that his home gets power for only about half of each day.
Meanwhile, Russia’s closest ally Belarus said it would let Ukrainian grain go via its territory to Baltic Sea ports without preconditions. However Ukraine has not agree to this proposal. Belarus’ Deputy Foreign Minister Yury Ambrazevich met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Friday and reiterated his country’s requests to be able to export its own fertilizer products.
In July, the United Nations and Turkey brokered a deal with Russia and Ukraine to resume grain shipments and to facilitate Russian food and fertilizer shipments. Vladimir Putin has attempted to justify strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure by claiming Kyiv “started it” when the Crimea bridge was bombed.
The MOD today reiterated the Biden administration’s claims that Iran has become one of Russia’s top military backers since Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
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The Worldwide Reaction to the on-going War in the Ukraine
Britain’s Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has said Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine before peace talks can be considered. He added that more UK antiair guns and short-range air defence missiles will arrive in the coming weeks. Australia’s foreign minister said today that the government would place targeted sanctions on Russia and Iran in response to what it called “egregious” human rights violations. She said the sanctions would include Magnitsky-style sanctions on 13 individuals and two entities and financial sanctions on three Iranians and one Iranian business. Vladimir Putin said Moscow is thinking about adopting a US concept of using pre-emptive military strikes amid rising tensions with NATO over the war in Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin claimed Kyiv “started it” when the Crimea bridge was bombed, before taking a sip from a glass of champagne.
The Joe Biden administration has issued alarms against the deepening defence cooperation between Russia and Iran, as Tehran “provides drones” to support Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.