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Poland ready to build ‘permanent’ NATO bases

Warsaw is ready to build permanent military installations to house “light infantry units” of the US-led NATO bloc, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday. The PM urged further NATO military buildup in Eastern Europe amid the ongoing Russian offensive in Ukraine. “Permanent allied bases should be built in …

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US reveals record number of its troops in Poland

The US ambassador to Poland revealed on Thursday that there are 12,600 of America’s military personnel in the EU member state at the moment, the largest number in history. As NATO conducts massive exercises on Ukraine’s doorstep, Poland and the Baltic states have asked for even more troops, according to …

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NATO expansion ‘not a threat’ – Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday gave his “strong support” to the NATO membership applications of Finland and Sweden. He insisted that the alliance’s continued expansion “is not a threat to any nation,” a point that Russia disputes. Speaking alongside Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson at …

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Ukraine conflict can spread out, France warns

French President Emmanuel Macron, citing recent incidents in Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria, sees a possibility of the Ukraine conflict spreading to neighboring countries. Speaking at a press conference with his Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu on Thursday, Macron said that Russia’s “unacceptable aggression” against Ukraine “poses a threat to stability …

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Russian and US top generals hold talks

Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov and chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley held a rare series of phone calls on Thursday. The two top military officials discussed various “issues of mutual interest,” including the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry …

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UK to offer up fresh weapons to Ukraine

The UK will provide Ukraine with long-range artillery, shore-to-ship missiles and unmanned drones, Downing Street revealed on Thursday, following a phone conversation between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the phone call on Thursday, the two leaders discussed “a range of issues,” including military support …

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China calls for BRICS expansion

China wants to expand the group of emerging economies known as BRICS, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday. The economic bloc currently consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. “China proposes to start the BRICS expansion process, explore the criteria and procedures for the expansion, and gradually …

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