Update on the situation, Monday 12 February at 9pm.
- Donald Trump’s comments questioning NATO drew criticism from Western leaders
American President, Joe Biden wrote on “Anyone who questions the sustainability of this vow (An attack on one member is an attack on all) There is a threat to our security.” German Chancellor, Olaf ScholzIt is estimated that a “Relativizing NATO’s aid guarantees is irresponsible and dangerous, and only serves Russia’s interests.” Josep BorrellHead of European Diplomacy, “(to be) Serious! NATO cannot be an a la carte alliance”.
- According to Norwegian intelligence, Russia is on the brink of a military takeover of Ukraine
Russia is gaining the upper hand militarily in Ukraine, Norwegian military intelligence chief Nils Andreas Stansoen warned in an annual risk assessment report by Norwegian security services. “In this battle, Russia is currently in a stronger position than a year ago and is gaining ground.
- Warsaw, Paris and Berlin gathered to discuss European defence
With the meeting of Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron this Monday, and that between the French, German and Polish diplomatic chiefs On the same day, Warsaw seeks to warm its relations with its Western allies. Between 2015 and 2023, the nationalist and democratic Law and Justice (PiS) party was the head of the Polish government. Since December, Donald Tusk has become prime minister again, realigning Warsaw with a pro-European policy.
- Ukrainian scientists say that Russia may have used the Zircon hypersonic missile
Experts from the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute are studying Russian missiles sent to Ukraine on February 7. According to preliminary information, “There is evidence of use of 3M22 ZIrcon missiles”, wrote the institution on Telegram. Named after a mineral used in jewelry, the missile, manufactured by Russian company KB Mashinostroyenia, could have a maximum range of 1,000 kilometers and a cruising speed of more than Mach 6, or more than 7,400 km per hour, according to a source linked to TASS news agency in 2017 after a test flight.
- Spill of Ukrainian grain on Polish-Ukrainian border: Poland launches investigation
Polish prosecutors announced on Monday that they had opened an investigation into an incident on the Polish-Ukrainian border, where Polish farmers blocked a crossing point and threw grain from Ukraine destined for the European Union onto the road. “We are gathering documents, interviewing witnesses and preserving footage that will likely be key evidence.”Agnieszka Kepka, spokeswoman for the Lublin prosecutor’s office, told Agence France-Presse.
- According to CNN, 15,000 Nepalese left to fight for the Russian army
In December 2023, Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahl announced the registration of Nepali fighters by Russia. Two months later, in February 2024, CNN, according to its information, reported that 15,000 Nepalese left to fight for Russia. American media reports that enrollment includes a $2,000 monthly salary and a fast track to Russian citizenship.