Russia to deploy its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, says Putin
Russia, at the request of the Belarusian side, will deploy its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, just as the United States has been doing on the territories of its allies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, TASS reports.
Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine. Several people suffered following Russian bombings
Russian soldiers attack eastern Ukraine. At least 16 people have been killed and dozens more injured as a result of Russian bombing of several regions of Ukraine this week, Ukrainian authorities say. About 10,000 Ukrainian civilians, many of them elderly and disabled, are struggling to survive in dire conditions in and around the besieged city of Bahmut.
Protests continue in France. Protesters demand the resignation of the government and the president
Protests continue unabated in France. More than a million people have taken to the streets in several French cities to show their dissatisfaction with the pension law. Protesters are demanding the resignation of the government and the president. In Paris and other cities, protesters set fire to cars and rubbish bins. Police intervened in force to calm the violent crowd. After last night's clashes, more than 170 protesters were detained by police. Charles III's visit to Paris has been postponed because of the unrest. The British monarch was scheduled to arrive on Sunday. The King and his wife Camilla were due to spend three days in France.
War in Ukraine: Japan offers nearly $500 million to restore Ukrainian energy sector
Massive Russian missile attacks on Odesa and Kiev regions. The bombings resulted in dead and wounded, and several houses were destroyed. Meanwhile, Japan has applied 18 sanctions packages against Russia. Japan can become one of Ukraine's key partners in its reconstruction. The countries will also expand cooperation in the field of security.
The European Commission has paid the second installment of 1.5 billion euros from the financial assistance package intended for Ukraine
The European Commission today disbursed a second tranche of 1.5 billion euros from the financial assistance package for Ukraine, the total value of which amounts to 18 billion euros, through which the European Union aims to help Kyiv cover its immediate financing needs in 2023.
Josep Borell, at the Schuman Forum: We are preparing a civilian mission in the Republic of Moldova to strengthen the country's capacity against hybrid threats
The European Union is currently preparing a civilian mission for the Republic of Moldova with the aim of supporting this country in dealing with hybrid threats, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said on Tuesday. In a keynote speech at the Schuman Forum for Defense and Security, Borrell spoke about the importance of partnerships in the strategic motto for security and defense of the European Union, giving the example of military operations and missions, but also the EU's civilian missions.
The situation in the Republic of Moldova could be discussed at the next meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council
The situation in the Republic of Moldova could be discussed at the next meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council. This proposal was made by the head of diplomacy from Bucharest, Bogdan Aurescu, at the meeting of foreign affairs ministers from EU member states - the Foreign Affairs Council, held yesterday in Brussels. Bogdan Aurescu emphasized the need to increase the assistance of the European Union for strengthening the resilience and security of the Republic of Moldova and the general support for the advancement of the accession process. The Romanian foreign minister also referred to the importance of the rapid establishment of the civilian mission of the European Union in the Republic of Moldova.
Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will sign two agreements in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping continue talks in Moscow today, economic cooperation being the focus of attention on the second day of the Beijing leader's visit to Russia, reports Agerpres.
Biden signs bill declassifying US intelligence on the origins of Covid-19
U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed a bill that requires Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to declassify information related to the origins of COVID-19, the White House said, Reuters reports.
Poland is installing a barbed wire fence and anti-tank barriers on the border with the Kaliningrad region
Poland is strengthening its border with the Russian Federation: the Poles have installed a barbed wire fence and anti-tank barriers on the border with the Kaliningrad region. The fence is two and a half meters high and three meters wide. This action was taken following Russia's attacks in Ukraine.