February 3, 2023

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Ukraine, live coverage – NATO: “We are discussing sending Patriots to Kyiv.” DC again without electricity

The United States is considering including the Wagner Group in the list of terrorist organizations

The Biden administration is considering whether or not to designate the Russian Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization. Bloomberg reported, citing some informed sources, that no final decision has been made on the name of the group of Russian mercenaries led by Vladimir Putin’s ally Yevgeny Prigozhin. Designating the group as a terrorist organization would allow the United States to prosecute Wagner and his men, who gained strength with their invasion of Ukraine.

NATO is considering sending the Patriot defense system to Kyiv

NATO is considering transferring the Patriot area defense system to Ukraine. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a press conference in Bucharest, indicating that discussions on this issue are ongoing within the alliance.

Moscow: Postponement of talks with the United States due to bad relations

Russia’s decision to indefinitely postpone talks with the United States on the New Start Treaty was made due to the “extremely negative state of relations” between Moscow and Washington, and Russia now expects the United States to make “unremitting efforts to create conditions” for these relations to take place. talks. This was stated by the Russian Foreign Ministry, quoting Interfax Agency.

Kuleba: “Patriots and generators are necessary”

We need air defense systems, especially the Patriot, and transformers for the power grid. This is under discussion today in Bucharest. The last time I attended a NATO ministerial meeting, I used three words: weapons, weapons, and weapons. This time I will use three more: soon, soon.” This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, speaking alongside Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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NATO: “We will also support Ukraine in the field of defense”

“We are determined to support Ukraine’s long-term efforts on its journey of post-conflict reconstruction and reform, so that the country can secure its free and democratic future, modernize its defense sector, enhance long-term interoperability and deter future attacks. We will continue to strengthen our partnership with Ukraine as it advances its European aspirations Atlantic”. This came in the joint statement of the allies during the meeting of foreign ministers in Bucharest.

The Russian ambassador to Italy shows the devastated Lynx: “Are the taxpayers happy?”

“Made in Italy. The Lince MLV armored car was delivered to the Ukrainian army near Artiomovsk (Bakhmut). Are all Italian taxpayers happy with this destination for their money?”. And the Russian Embassy in Rome wrote it down on Facebook by posting a photo of a destroyed armored car on the day parliament debated extending military aid to Kyiv.

NATO: “We will help Ukraine repair its energy infrastructure”

“Based on the support provided so far, we will help Ukraine strengthen its resistance, protect its people, and counter Russia’s disinformation campaigns and lies: Allies will help Ukraine repair its energy infrastructure and protect the population from missile attacks.” This can be read in the joint statement issued by the allies at the end of the ministerial meeting in Bucharest.

Russia: “The exchange of prisoners with the United States has not been ruled out by the end of the year”

Russia does not rule out a new prisoner exchange with the United States later this year. This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, noting that “there is always the possibility” of exchanging detainees with Washington. “Unfortunately, there were several situations earlier that seemed to have led to a favorable situation for the exchange. This did not happen. But I’m only talking about past experiences.” Then Ryabkov added that he wanted to “emphasize that if this happens, it will undoubtedly send a positive signal that all Russian-American relations are not hopeless.

Zelensky hears Schultz: Focus on Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced via Twitter that he had spoken to German Chancellor Olaf Schultz and thanked him for “supporting the wheat initiative. We also discussed the implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula and cooperation to protect Ukraine from Russian missile terrorism.”