Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke on Friday with Sergei K. Shoigu, Russia’s defense minister, for the first time since Feb. 18…
Sweden will join Finland in seeking NATO membership….
Russian forces have resorted to destroying bridges leading back to Russia as they retreat in the North of the Ukraine….
The Ukraine seek’s to get its wheat production back to world markets…
A Russian solider goes on trial for shooting a civilian for the world to see…..
Russian exports continue despite media reports of sanctions and bans….
The Russian’s are doing “filtration camps” for hundreds of thousands of Ukrainan’s that have captured ….
Russian forces ARE again?
Retreating from places in the North of Ukraine….
EU sends $520 Military aid to the Ukraine…..
A 21-year-old Russian soldier was brought before a Kyiv court Friday in the first war crimes trial of the conflict, Ukraine’s prosecutor general said. Now in custody, Vadim Shishimarin is accused of killing an unarmed 62-year-old civilian in the invasion’s first week.
In Sweden, a parliamentary report contends that joining NATO would help deter conflict in northern Europe. The security review outlined Sweden’s vulnerability to attack if it remains the only Nordic or Baltic country outside the alliance, while noting the risk of Russian retaliation if it applies for membership. Finland’s leaders, meanwhile, said their country must apply “without delay” — illustrating how the war in Ukraine has prompted a tectonic shift in two militarily nonaligned Nordic nations.
Britain also announced new sanctions Friday against the family of Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with his former wife, Lyudmila Ocheretnaya, and a former Olympic gymnast, Alina Kabaeva, long alleged to be his romantic partner.