January 27, 2023

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This is the last card Putin has left to win the war in Ukraine

Estonia will present a plan to seize Russian assets and Give those funds to UkraineAs part of the EU’s economic sanctions against the Kremlin, the report Bloomberg .

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

A creation Talin government appointed its ministries Asset Forfeiture Act Scheme And the document will be submitted by the end of this month, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mihel Tam said.

According to Bloomberg, Estonia expects to submit the proposal at that time European Commission Make a union-wide decision on what to do $322 billion in Russian central bank reserves And billions in frozen assets of sanctioned Russians.

The Estonian government estimates that there are eligible funds in Russian-owned accounts within its territory About 20 million euros.

As part of stronger support for Ukraine, the US is considering sending War vehicles Striker According to the special site, this could be key to countering a Russian offensive expected in the spring (autumn in the southern hemisphere). Politics. Vehicles for these Works in snow, mud and sand.

The strikers he analyzes send the United States.
The strikers he analyzes send the United States.US Army

“Ukrainians need armored personnel carriers and other countries are short of providing them, and that’s what we have in stock,” the Defense Department official said. “Not as good as a Bradley for a tank fight, but good for infantry protection and close combat.”

The data comes after Biden announced last week the deployment of 50 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, a powerful surveillance armored vehicle that carries automatic cannon, machine gun and TOW missiles.

Joe Pine’s administration could announce the package, with or without the strikers, by the end of next week during the next Ukrainian Security Liaison Committee meeting in Germany. Politics.

US Senator Angus King, who visited Ukraine over the weekend, He compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler He also called for it to be halted to avoid further casualties.

Speaking on CBS television, King recalled that if Hitler had been arrested for his involvement in the Rhineland crisis in 1936, it might have saved millions of lives in the Sudetenland two years later.

At the start of the war, many opponents compared Putin to Hitler.  (Photo by Joseph Lago/AFP)
At the start of the war, many opponents compared Putin to Hitler. (Photo by Joseph Lago/AFP)Joseph Lago – AFP

Now we know that Putin wants to take over Ukraine. He wants to rebuild the Soviet Union (…) and this is the moment to stop him”, noted the US senator.

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“They, the Ukrainians, are fighting for us, for our values, and our aid to them is not charity. It’s self-interest,” King said. The legislator warned that the Donbas region presents a scene reminiscent of the First World War.

Ukraine will receive 14 Multipurpose Weapon Systems Vampire (vampire) by America. The company announced this L3 Harris TechnologiesIn this regard, he announced that he had signed a contract with the US Department of Defense for 40 million dollars.

The contract provides for the supply of 14 WAMPY systems to the Ministry of Defence, Four by mid-2023 and ten more by the end of the year. The delivery of these missiles is critical to the security of energy infrastructure facilities, the agency said. Ukrainian news.

The Vampire Defense System will be delivered to Ukraine in two batches.
The Vampire Defense System will be delivered to Ukraine in two batches.L3harris.com

“The VAMPIRE portable kit will enable Ukrainian ground forces to target and shoot down enemy drones and defend against enemy ground threats. The Defense Department-mandated systems are designed to provide critical defense assets that help Ukraine defend against attacks on civilian infrastructure,” he said. L3 Harris Technologies.

The L3Harris Vehicle Agnostic Modular Palletized ISR Rocket Kit (Vampie) is a compact complex. Fits most cargo vehicles Advanced Precision Weapon System or other laser-guided munitions to be launched as needed.

Ben Hodges, the former commander of the US military in Europe, outlined a very unfavorable situation for Russian forces in 2023, on the contrary, assured that Ukraine has everything to succeed. In this sense, Hodges pointed out that the prospects for Volodymyr Zelensky’s troops are “bright”.

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Meanwhile, he described a bleak outlook for Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to reports. The Washington Post. For Hodges, The Kremlin is ready to lose the conflict. And he promised that Ukraine could regain most – or all – of the lands occupied by Moscow this year.

Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin
Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin

In that sense, Putin Depend on a feature to avoid failure, was analyzed as Although that is unlikely to happen. It is about reducing external support.

“I think Ukraine has reached an irreversible speed And the Russians can do essentially nothing to change that, unless they find a way to force the West to lose interest.”, he revealed.

Hodges is currently a senior advisor to the group Human rights firstThe Washington-based military said the Ukrainian military has “high morale,” “superior leadership” and “seemingly unwavering Western support and coordination” in defending its homeland.

With the support of the West, Hodges was encouraged to say Ukraine Recapture the Crimean PeninsulaIn 2014 Russia invaded and annexed. As he explained, the peninsula’s supply lines are vulnerable to Ukrainian attacks Himars precision rocket launcher (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) provided by USA.

“I see a lot of positive aspects and I don’t see any weakening of the West’s resolve,” he said.

China’s new foreign minister Kin GangThe Chinese Foreign Ministry said it had spoken with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss the “crisis” in Ukraine. Guardian.

Chinese officials said in a statement that it was a previously agreed upon contact and called the events in Ukraine “a crisis”.

The Russian Foreign Minister received a renewed request from China to find a way out of the conflict in Ukraine.
The Russian Foreign Minister received a renewed request from China to find a way out of the conflict in Ukraine.For Needfield – dpa

“A scheduled telephone conversation between Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took place on January 9. Both sides exchanged views on the Ukraine crisis“, they said.

while, The ministry said Qin called for efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine peacefully.

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For its part, Russia presented another version. He noted that both agreed on the principle of America Its satellites are “unacceptable” to establish dominance in global affairs.

Sweden announced on Monday Reestablish civilian military service to reach 10,000 new agents by 2030An issue the government deemed “extremely urgent” in the context of war the continent was experiencing.

Prime Minister Ulf Kristerson announced the withdrawal of civilian military service. “The government feels that it is urgent to prepare for the implementation of the civil service. “The Social Security and Preparedness Board (MSB) is responsible for preparing for the implementation of civil liability for municipal rescue services,” Christerson explained in a statement.

10/21/2022 Ulf Kristerson, Prime Minister of Sweden Politics European International Sweden Council of Europe
10/21/2022 Ulf Kristerson, Prime Minister of Sweden Politics European International Sweden Council of Europe

There will be a briefing on the move on Thursday with Defense Minister Paul Johnson and civilian defense chief Karl-Oskar Boehlin, who noted that the new government was sworn in at a “critical moment” in the crisis. Because of the Ukrainian war.

“We are going to bring Sweden into NATO, we just took over the presidency of the European Union a week ago. It will be a presidency characterized by war and crisis,” he told a press conference, in which he explained that restoring the civil service was a “very urgent issue” for the government.

For his part, the Defense Minister Paul Johnson, Stockholm will strengthen defense cooperation with Washington, the Europa Press news agency reported. We are turning from close partners to allies,” he said, according to the newspaper Today’s news.

The new Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, will face strong challenges to stay in office and could represent a diverse expression of the claims of various sectors of his party. Among them are offers and to-dos for hard-to-reach groups Ukraine.

01/10/2023 The House of Representatives voted Kevin McCarthy Speaker.  The reforms represent changes in the functioning of the House that benefit the far right of the Republican Party.
01/10/2023 The House of Representatives voted Kevin McCarthy Speaker. The reforms represent changes in the functioning of the House that benefit the far right of the Republican Party.

According to US media, McCarthy’s most controversial offers include considering a 10-year budget freeze through 2022, which means cutting funding to federal agencies and a 10% cut in defense spending.

Jim Jordan, McCarthy’s partner and part of the leadership Independence Council, He said Fox News what “Everything must be on the table,” including funding for Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression“Obviously, we’re looking at the money we’re sending to Ukraine and asking, ‘How can we best spend the money to defend America?’ Better to say that,” Jordan argued.

While reaching the Democratic-controlled Senate, these cuts are largely symbolic.

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