ATACMS Missile Threatens Russian Hold on Crimea, Says Ex-U.S. General

According to former U.S. General Ben Hodges, the potential deployment of long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to Ukraine might completely alter Kyiv’s plans for retaking Crimea. An unnamed U.S. official was quoted by ABC News as indicating that the weapons were on their way. Another person stated that although a final decision had not…

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UN Worries Over Nuclear Safety as Ukraine Plant Faces Increased Threats

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe is located near an area of increased fighting, and the United Nations nuclear watchdog warned of a potential threat to nuclear safety on Saturday as Ukrainian forces pressed their counteroffensive. The International Atomic Energy Agency claimed that its experts stationed at the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, seized…

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Russian Military Leader Admits Ukraine Operation as Prelude to European Invasion

An important Russian general who last week received promotion from Russian President Vladimir Putin sees the invasion of Ukraine as merely a “stepping stone” to escalating tensions with Europe. In February 2022, Putin began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which led many observers to worry that the Kremlin might have more ambitious goals than simply…

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Elon Musk’s Decision to Withhold Starlink Over Crimea: A Bid to Prevent Escalation

In order to avoid participating in a “major act of war,” Elon Musk claims he refused to let Kyiv access to his Starlink communications network over the Crimea. He added Sevastopol, which is home to a significant Russian navy port, has received an emergency request from Kyiv to activate Starlink. His remarks followed claims in…

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US Supplies Ukraine with Cluster Munitions: Advocates Continue Efforts to Enhance Ban Treaty

Supporters of an international agreement that bans cluster munitions, which harm and kill far more civilians than combatants, are attempting to maintain support for the agreement following what one leading human rights group calls a “unconscionable” decision by the United States to ship such weapons to Ukraine for its fight against Russia. Cluster Munitions Coalition…

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