The latest updates on the war between Russia and Ukraine: NATO defense chiefs to meet; who was Wagner’s boss fleeing to Norway
Ukraine’s calls for more military aid – including advanced Western air defense systems and tanks – are likely to dominate the agenda as top US officials and allies ‘ meet in Europe this week.
NATO defense chiefs are gathering in Brussels on Wednesday. And on Thursday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will join members of the group The Ukrainian Intelligence Group, a group of about 50 countries that meet to discuss the needs of Kyiv. Some allies are pushing to provide more sophisticated weapons to help Ukraine’s military fight back against Russian forces in the south and east, and prepare for a possible spring offensive. to exist with Moscow.
Here is the latest information about the war and its effects around the world.
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“This is not a run-of-the-mill rotation,” Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said of the curriculum. “This is one of those moments in time where you want to make a difference, this is it.”
Kyiv sent a battalion of more than 600 soldiers to spend up to six weeks learning how to combine tanks, artillery and other weapons for maximum effect ahead of an expected confrontation in -against Russian forces, writes Dan Lamothe.