Prime Minister of Canada on unannounced visit to Kiev
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski on Saturday on an unannounced visit to Kiev, CNN reports. The officials signed a Joint Statement confirming Canada's support for Ukraine.
Russian experts increasingly doubtful Vladimir Putin can still win the war in Ukraine
Russian oligarchs are increasingly distrustful of Russian President Vladimir Putin's ability to win the war in Ukraine, reports Digi24.ro. Their only hope at the moment is that the situation on the front will become a frozen conflict or a defeat from which Russia will not emerge humiliated.
US announces new $2 billion assistance package for Ukraine
The US has announced a new security assistance package for Ukraine. This package, which amounts to $2.1 billion and includes critical air defence capabilities and ammunition, is provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).
Putin says tactical nuclear weapons to be deployed in Belarus in July
Russia will start deploying tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus after special storage facilities are made ready on July 7-8, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, Moscow's first move of such warheads outside Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union, Reuters reports.
EU states agree rules for confiscating the assets of those who violate sanctions imposed on third countries
The governments of the EU states today agreed on rules aimed at facilitating the confiscation of the assets of organized crime and of all persons who evade the sanctions imposed by the EU bloc on third countries, such as the sanctions against Russia following the aggression against Ukraine, reports the EFE agency, quoted by Agerpres.
Smoke from Canada’s wildfires has reached as far as Norway
The smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning in Canada, which has already blanketed parts of the US and placed around 75 million people under air quality alerts, has reached as far as Norway, according to scientists in that country, CNN reports.
Prime Minister of Romania Nicolae Ciuca could resign next week
The Prime Minister of Romania Nicolae Ciucă could resign next week, say political sources, according to Digi24. The Prime Minister must be changed by the end of next week, and the final negotiations for positions in the Executive will be carried out this weekend.