On Tuesday, July 11, 2023 a new member of NATO was welcomed. Sweden has joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a group of countries from Europe and North America that exists to protect the people and territory of its members. Following the ascension of Sweden into NATO, the Biden administration promised Ukraine that one day […]
Tuesday evening remains of a defense missile fired by Ukraine landed in Polish territory. The defense missile killed two Polish people when it landed in their village Przewodow. Poland’s ambassador to the United Nations spoke to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday and blamed Russia for the deaths.
Last Thursday, President Biden received the leaders of Finland and Sweden in the White House, and he encouraged the once neutral countries to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine and Russia have been going through multiple peace talks throughout the Ukrainian war. The peace talks are progressing to find a compromise from the two nations, but it is an inevitable thought in many people’s minds that Russia may be using this as a chance to regroup their military. During the meeting, Russia showed that they were not rushing to end the conflict.
Through the virtual address in Congress on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky requested for more help in fighting off the Russian invasion. The theatre-styled auditorium was filled with policymakers squirming and chattering amongst their peers. A haunting quote that translated from Ukrainian echoes through the auditorium: “I call on you to do more.”
The New York Times reports from a western intelligence report that senior Chinese officials told Russian officials in early February to delay their invasion of Ukraine until after the Winter Olympics, hosted in Beijing, China. The Times article suggests that the Chinese officials had some prior knowledge of Russia’s plan to attack Ukraine. Before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on February 4th, almost a month ago, Russian leader President Vladimir Putin met with China’s leader, President Xi Jinping. There, they issue a statement declaring their partnership has “no limits.”
On Monday tensions soared between Russia and the West over concerns that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine, with NATO outlining potential troop and ship deployments, Britain saying it would withdraw some diplomats from Kyiv, and Ireland denouncing upcoming Russian war games off its coast as unwelcome.
On Monday, President Joseph R. Biden arrived at his first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit since taking office, meeting with top leaders and officials from 29 other nations. The meeting took place in Brussels, which is the headquarters for the NATO.