Vladimir Putin

Russia to Conduct Military Exercises with Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Reports from AFP and Reuters have revealed that Russia is set to conduct military exercises in the near future, involving the use of tactical nuclear weapons. The maneuvers, ordered by President Vladimir Putin, aim to test the readiness of non-strategic nuclear forces and will include preparation and deployment drills.

Hungary and Serbia’s autocratic leaders to roll out red carpet for China’s Xi during Europe tour

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will spend the bulk of his five-day tour in Europe this week in two small countries at the continent's eastern half, a region that Beijing has used as a foothold for its expanding economic ambitions in Europe.

Xi heads to Europe to defend Russia ties

Xi Jinping heads to Europe on Sunday to defend China's "no limits" alliance with Russia, first to key Ukraine backer France, then to Serbia and Hungary, which have close ties to the Kremlin.

The world's second-biggest economy is seeking to deepen political and economic ties in Europe to counterbalance difficult relations with rival Washington.

Zelensky's Resolve: Ukraine to Compensate for Delayed US Aid

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has pledged to take all necessary measures to compensate for the six-month delay in receiving a new 61 billion dollar US aid package. His remarks come in the wake of US President Joe Biden's approval of an initial 1 billion USD arms supply to Kyiv, part of a broader package aimed at supporting Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, and Taiwan.