The bloc has given its final approval on a new set of sanctions to impose on Russia following the nuclear threats, annexation claims, and partial mobilization.
Japanese filmmaker Toru Kubota was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of encouraging dissent against the military and violating telecommunications laws.
Despite no imminent invasion, China is also trying to normalize its increased military activities near the island, says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the bloc's foreign ministers are set to discuss imposing further sanctions on Iran over the crackdown on the protests.
Biden is set to announce the new guidelines, including grants to protect reproductive rights Tuesday.
The opposition Labor Party maintains its lead over the Conservative Party in recent polls, the latest Opinum survey showing a 19-point lead.
Six EU countries have submitted proposals on further sanctions on Iran over its crackdown on the ongoing protests.
Interior minister Suella Braverman is set to propose a ban preventing migrants that cross the Channel to seek asylum.
A spokesperson for British PM Liz Truss said the UK will continue to scrap EU-era laws by the end of 2023.
In a piece Truss penned for The Times, Truss called for unity on common issues such as energy security in the inaugural European Political Community summit.
Maps by the Russian defense ministry showed the significant progress Ukrainian forces made in their counter-attack in the eastern and southern regions.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: NATO warns war could last for years
The ongoing war in Ukraine is approaching its fourth month, with Russian forces appearing to make progress in their offensive in Eastern Ukraine. NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned that the war may go on for years.
Speaking to German news outlet Bild am Sonntag, Stoltenberg stressed the importance of supplying Ukraine with state-of-the-art weaponry and that Kyiv’s supply would increase the chances of Ukrainian forces liberating the Donbas region, which is held by pro-Russian separatists.
“We must prepare for the fact that it could take years. We must not let up in supporting Ukraine,” said Stoltenberg. “Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, also because of rising energy and food prices.”
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also made the same warning in a piece he wrote for The Sunday Times, where he called for sustained military support for Ukraine. Johnson cited that Ukraine’s foreign backers should maintain the support to make sure it has “the strategic endurance to survive and eventually prevail.”
“Time is now the vital factor,” said Johnson.
“Everything will depend on whether Ukraine can strengthen its ability to defend its soil faster than Russia can renew its capacity to attack. Our task is to enlist time on Ukraine’s side,” wrote Johnson.
Johnson also outlined a four-part plan for “constant funding and technical help,” the levels of aid should be maintained “for years to come” with the potential to increase. Johnson also noted that the ongoing energy and food crises caused by the conflict should not lead to a rushed settlement in Ukraine.
Johnson also said that allowing Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to keep territory in Ukraine would not lead to a peaceful world.
Russian forces are focusing their offensive in the key city of Severodonetsk, where Moscow claimed its offensive was working out as planned.
However, Luhansk governor Serhiy Gaidai pushed back, saying that Russia’s claims of having taken complete control of the city “are a lie.” Gaidai noted that while Russian forces have taken control of only part of the town, they do not control the entire city.
Speaking to Ukraine TV, Gaidai said only Russia was somehow successful in attacking the city of Toshkivka, which is 35 kilometers south of Severodonetsk.
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