Cover image: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson during a press conference in Ankara, November 8, 2022. Burhan Ozbilici / AP
After receiving his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, in Lutsk in western Ukraine on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the two leaders had agreed to “working together to achieve the best possible result for Ukraine” at the NATO summit scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Lithuania.” I do not think that [l’Ukraine] be ready to join NATO”nevertheless declared, on Sunday, on CNN, the American president, Joe Biden. “We would be at war with Russia if that were the case”he warned about the prospect of bringing kyiv into the Atlantic Alliance “in the middle of a war”.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson meet in Vilnius on Monday for final talks over Sweden’s NATO membership, which Ankara is currently blocking. The Turkish presidency said on Sunday that Presidents Erdogan and Biden had spoken during the day by telephone on this subject. The two men will discuss face to face at the top of Vilnius.Ukrainian forces “progress” around Bakhmout. General Oleksandr Syrsky, commander of the Ukrainian army said on Telegram that “the defense forces continue to advance and the enemy is trapped in places”, et the British Ministry of Defense estimated that the Ukrainian forces had “made steady gains north and south” of the city captured in May by the Russian army.The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for not ” to block “ Washington on cluster munitions that the Americans are going to deliver to the Ukrainian army. “If Ukraine no longer has the means to defend itself, or if those who help defend it no longer do so, then it will be the end of Ukraine”justifies Mr. Steinmeier.South Africa will host the BRICS summit, where Vladimir Putin is invited, from August 22 to 24, and this despite the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Russian president, confirmed its president, Cyril Ramaphosa.The Wall Street Journal reported that Poland has refurbished twelve Soviet-designed Mi-24 combat helicopters and delivered them to Ukraine. The Polish president announced in April that his country would transfer fourteen Mig-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, and could also provide it with its entire fleet of Mig-29 fighters when the Polish aviation receives new fighter jets, American F-35s.In a post on Telegram, Hanna Maliar, Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister, admitted that Ukrainian forces were responsible for an attack carried out last October on the bridge connecting Russia with occupied Crimea.
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