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In order to deploy tanks to Ukraine, Poland will first seek German approval, but will proceed "with or without Germany."
Berlin-based Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Monday that his country will ask the German government for permission to supply Leopard main battle tanks to Ukraine. This move appears to move Poland closer to fulfilling a long-standing request from Ukraine's political and military leaders. Germany, the producing country, must approve the sale of Leopard tanks to non-NATO nations.
Biden weighs in on Russia's order for a ceasefire in Ukraine, says he's reluctant to respond to anything Putin says
President Biden has weighed in on Russia's decision to order a ceasefire in Ukraine by saying that he's very much reluctant to respond to anything Putin says. United States President Joe Biden has commented on Russia's decision to order a ceasefire in Ukraine by stating that he is very hesitant to respond to anything that Russian President Vladimir Putin has to say.
Russia Reportedly Planning Massive Attack, Top General Says
Photo byThe Presidential Office of Ukraine via CC Attribution 4.0. Russia is reportedly planning a major new offensive in Ukraine, with the country preparing around 200,000 troops, according to General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Cancels The End-of-the-year News Conference
For the first time in ten years, Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend his customary large year-end press conference, according to the Kremlin. However, the president "we hope the president will, after all, find an opportunity to talk" according to spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
"Putin's Chef" Claims Russian Interference in U.S. Elections
Government of the Russian Federation via CC Attribution 3.0. A prominent Russian businessman, often referred to as "Putin's Chef," has stated that the country has interfered in U.S. elections and will continue to do so, according to Reuters.
Reasons Why Ukraine Hasn't Destroyed the Crimean Bridge
On Monday, October 10th, 2022, Russia launched its biggest air strikes on Ukraine since the start of its invasion in February, as dozens of cruise missiles hit civilian targets all over the country. The strikes came in the wake of an explosion two days earlier on the Crimean Bridge.
History: Commonalities of Putin and Napoleon
I was at an event not long ago. Two men were talking behind me. One said, "Putin has little man syndrome just like Napoleon did." The other man stated, "Oh, you mean Putin has a Napoleon Complex."
Responding to Putin’s Energy Threats, EU Reaches Deal to Ration Gas
In response to President Putin’s heavy-handed threats to reduce the Russian gas supply to Europe leading into the cold winter months, the governments of the European Union have reached a deal to ration natural gas this winter to protect themselves and their citizens.
President Putin of Russia Signs Expanded 'Foreign Agents' Law
President Vladimir Putin of Russiakremlin.ru via The Moscow Times. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on July 14th legislation that expanded the "foreign agent" label to cover anyone deemed by the Russian government as having fallen under "foreign influence." Going into effect on December 1, this new law essentially expands the definition of "foreign agents" to include any individuals or groups who take part in any activity that Russian authorities have determined goes against the national interests of the state, or who receive support of any kind from abroad.
Russia Moves Forward With Cryptocurrency Regulations
Russia is moving to regulate cryptocurrencies.Tezos/Unsplash. Russia is set to enact new regulations on cryptocurrency on February 18. According to blockworks.co, Russia accounts for 11% of the BTC mining in the world. Russia's move to regulate the digital currency sector will stir other nations to act in similar fashion.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s New State Of Mind
Finally Russian President Vladimir Putin has reached a new state of mind. Russian President Vladimir Putin discovered a new state of mind on how to approach Ukraine. Earlier this week, French leader Emmanuel Macron met with Putin as a European mediator to help diffuse the arising issue.