Macron, Scholz plan Berlin dinner to talk energy crisis, Russia tensions – POLITICO

BERLIN/PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron is planning to travel to Berlin on Monday to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for a working dinner, three officials familiar with preparations for the trip told POLITICO. The sit-down, contingent on Scholz having recovered from COVID, would fall on a historical date — October 3, the day of … Read more

The US and Europe are running out of weapons to send to Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen fire an M777 howitzer, Kharkiv Region, northeastern Ukraine. This photo cannot be distributed in the Russian Federation. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy | Future Publishing | Getty Images In the US weapons industry, the normal production level for artillery rounds for the 155 millimeter howitzer — a long-range heavy artillery weapon currently used on the battlefields … Read more

‘I don’t think he’s bluffing’

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during a joint news briefing with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Latvian President Egils Levits, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine September 9, 2022. Valentino Ogirenko | Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia’s threat of nuclear weapons use “could be a reality,” in an interview with … Read more

Zelenskyy says Moscow targeting Ukrainians in occupied areas in mobilization – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy charged Russia with deliberately targeting Ukrainians in occupied parts of Ukraine in Moscow’s call-up of more soldiers for its invasion of the country. Zelenskyy said that in Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, as well as “other parts of Ukraine, which they so far control,” Russians and separatist loyalists are seeking … Read more

Pressure mounts on Germany’s Scholz to send tanks to Ukraine – POLITICO

The warning shots are getting closer and louder. In a heated parliamentary session on Thursday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz received stark signals from his coalition partners that they expect him to ramp up weapons supplies to Ukraine at what is becoming an increasingly critical inflection point of the war. While his government coalition bought him … Read more