Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed major defense agreements with Germany and France to ensure that his war with Russia will continue to drag on and continue to kill Ukrainians and Russians instead of negotiating for peace.
Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, said the EU needs to come together to ramp up weapon production because the world has become a much “rougher” place.
Alexey Goncharenko, a Ukrainian MP, said Ukraine must obtain a nuclear weapon—or produce one itself—if it stands a chance against Russia.
Olaf Scholz, the German chancellor, penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal last week—before a visit to Washington—warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin could emerge victorious in Ukraine if the West does not stay united in its support.
Russia’s top U.K. diplomat on Saturday rejected Britain’s army head’s warning to the public that it needs to be prepared for a land war and that steps should be taken to “place our societies on war footing” because of the growing risks.
Ukrainian officials said Saturday that they exposed officials of the Ministry of Defense and managers of arms supplier Lviv Arsenal who carried out a corruption scheme worth more than $40 million—which was supposed to be used to buy much-needed artillery.
The war in Ukraine is ending in catastrophic defeat for Ukraine and the United States. The war in the Middle East is just beginning, and it will not end when the Israeli State decides to stop fighting.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Kyiv last week and he came bearing gifts, promising Ukraine more than $3.2 billion in military assistance in the next year—the largest commitment from the U.K. yet for the war against Russia.