Gaza Strip’s loss of life equally shocking as that of Ukraine: Putin

Moscow: Acknowledging that what is happening in Ukraine is undoubtedly a “tragedy”, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said conflicts elsewhere, including in the Gaza Strip, are also “shocking” and urged the G20 nations to make efforts to end conflicts. Putin made these remarks while virtually addressing the G20 meeting hosted by India. Putin had skipped the in-person G20 summit in New Delhi in September, saying he had to focus

Zelensky asks for more aid to Ukraine as world’s attention turns to Israel

Brussels: As the world’s attention shifted to Israel, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Brussels to ask Western countries to continue their aid to Ukraine. “We spoke about priorities for Ukraine, for defending how to survive during this next winter,” Zelensky told reporters on Wednesday before attending a meeting with NATO defence ministers, Xinhua news agency reported. “We need some support from the leaders. That is why I am here

Amid Congress budget deadlock, Biden announces $325 mn military aid for Ukraine

Washington: Amid the US Congress struggling to reach a compromise to avert a federal government shutdown, President Joe Biden has announced a new military aid package worth $325 million for Ukraine, including more air defence. Biden announced the package during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Washington on Thursday. The package includes counter-airstrike systems, dual-purpose improved conventional munitions, and anti-tank weapons, among others, said the US Department of Defence in

Pakistan rejects report claiming it sold arms to Ukraine to secure IMF funding

Islamabad: Pakistan has rejected a report claiming that it sold arms and ammunition to Ukraine in order to secure a crucial bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch on Monday rejected as “baseless and fabricated” the Intercept report saying that cash-strapped Pakistan provided arms to the US to get its support to clinch a USD 3 billion deal with the IMF towards the

Ukraine is home: Indian now part of its defence forces

New Delhi: Andrii who went to Ukraine from India 12 years back and made the country his permanent home is now part of the International Legion of Territorial Defence of Ukraine, which is fighting a war against Russia for over a year. “If someone attacks your home. Will you sit or fight?” Andrii told magazine “The Week” in an interview to be published in its next edition. Also Read War

A US Marine who served time in a Russian colony was wounded in Ukraine

US Marine Trevor Reed, who was detained in Russia and exchanged for pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko in 2022, was wounded in combat in Ukraine. About it informs edition of The Messenger, citing sources in the Pentagon. Information about Reed’s injury was confirmed by the White House. “We know that Trevor Reed was wounded while participating in hostilities in Ukraine,” a US presidential administration official said. Later, the information was officially confirmed

Ukraine is going to break through the grain corridor with F-16 fighters

Kyiv will be able to use American F-16 fighters to provide a new route for agricultural exports. About it on the air of France 24 TV channel told Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba. “If we have F-16s, we will not depend on Russia in terms of exporting Ukrainian grain to global markets. The sooner we get them, the sooner we can launch a new protected corridor,” he

The head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine predicted the end of the war and joining NATO in the summer of 2024

Ukraine may join NATO as part of the alliance’s summer summit in 2024, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov suggested in interview CNN. He added that this could happen if Ukraine won the war with Russia by that time. “Who knows, maybe this will be a very important day for Ukraine. This is just my prediction, ”Reznikov shared. He recalled that the summit in Washington will be an anniversary: ​​the bloc

The White House announced that Russia was mining the Black Sea to blockade Ukraine

Russia has mined a section of the Black Sea near Ukrainian ports. This was stated by the press secretary of the US National Security Council, Adam Hodge, citing intelligence data, transmits Bloomberg. “We believe this is a coordinated effort to justify any attacks on civilian ships in the Black Sea and put the blame on Ukraine.” On July 18, Russia withdrew from the grain deal, an agreement under which Russia

Ukraine proposed to build a new route for ships with grain through the waters of Bulgaria and Romania

Ukraine has proposed a new possible route for the grain deal. Vessels with Ukrainian grain can go through the territorial waters of Romania and Bulgaria, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar said. transmits TSN Russia withdrew from the grain agreement and threatened war risks to those countries that decide to renew the deal without it. “We are talking about a zone that is directly close to the combat area, and