President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine met with Germany’s leaders in Berlin on Sunday, his latest stop on a diplomatic tour aimed at shoring up support among Western allies and pushing for faster deliveries of weapons as a Ukrainian counteroffensive looms in the 15-month war. Speaking to journalists side by side at the chancellery on Sunday […]
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said he would be able to position tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus by the summer, a move that threatened to increase tensions with the United States and Europe while his forces wage war in Ukraine. The Russian leader has repeatedly raised the specter of using nuclear weapons since ordering […]
SEOUL — North Korea has long maintained that all six of its nuclear weapons tests were conducted safely. But on Tuesday, a Seoul-based human rights group warned that radioactive contamination may have spread through groundwater from the North’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, potentially jeopardizing the health of people in North Korea and neighboring countries. The […]
BRUSSELS — Ukraine is redoubling its pleas for more advanced weapons like tanks and air defense missiles in a pivotal week of diplomacy involving its American and European allies, as they debate how best to help Kyiv’s forces take the battlefield initiative ahead of an expected new Russian offensive. Ukraine’s new push began in earnest […]
Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany meeting with troops in front of a Leopard 2 tank in Ostenholz, Germany, in October.Credit…Ronny Hartmann/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images As Ukraine redoubles its pleas for more advanced weapons during what could be a pivotal week of diplomacy, pressure is mounting on Germany to authorize the export to Ukraine of […]
WASHINGTON — President Volodymyr Zelensky’s triumphant visit to Washington ended with promises of billions more in U.S. support for Ukraine, but not what he wanted most: American battle tanks, fighter jets and long-range precision missiles. The United States has repeatedly said there are weapons it will not send to Ukraine to battle Russia’s invading forces. […]
More than three dozen people have been killed since Russia intensified strikes against civilian areas on Monday, according to Ukrainian officials.
The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has inspected a recent flurry of missile tests, vowing to increase — and never give up — his nuclear weapons.
The newly announced U.S. shipment of weaponry includes armored vehicles that can clear minefields ahead of major ground movements. Russia said it foiled Ukraine’s attempts this week to strike Crimea.