Russia warns of nuclear tensions as US and NATO officials meet in Germany | dad

KHARKIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian officials pleaded Tuesday for more weapons as US defense ministers and others from the West gathered in Germany amid Russian warnings that the threat of nuclear war “should not be underestimated” if NATO nations continue to arm the beleaguered country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke on Russian television after US … Read more

The United States and its allies are pressing to push Ukraine to the G-20 summit alongside Putin | dad

The United States is among countries pressing Indonesia to include Ukraine as a guest at the G20 summit in November, out of frustration over Jakarta’s refusal to withdraw an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The shift in tactics shows the diplomatic controversy facing Indonesia as host of the G20 this year, and the dilemma … Read more

Explainer: What does the Trans-Dniester have to do with the war in Ukraine? | dad

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Among the sites of “frozen conflicts” in the former Soviet Union, the long and narrow strip of land in Moldova has been the most stable in three decades. The Trans-Dniester has not seen fighting since the end of the separatist war in 1992. But the explosions in the past two days … Read more

UN takes step to shine light on UN veto users | dad

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations General Assembly took a first step to put the five permanent members of the Security Council in the global spotlight on Tuesday when they veto their veto, a move highlighted by Russia’s veto and the threat of a crippling future veto. Any action by the most powerful body … Read more