Cover image: United States President Joe Biden speaks to the media at the White House in Washington. June 28, 2023. JIM WATSON / AFP
Joe Biden felt on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a « couple » Who “lose[ait] clearly » the war in Ukraineeven if it is, according to the president of the United States, too early to say if his Russian counterpart was weakened by the abortive rebellion of Wagner.Poland to acquire $15 billion worth of US Patriot air defense systems, according to an agreement unveiled on Wednesday by the Pentagon. An agency of the US Department of Defense, the DSCA (for Defense Security Cooperation Agency) indicated that the sale would include in particular up to 48 Patriot PAC-3 launchers and up to 644 missiles, as well as radars.The presence of the Wagner Group in Belarus, ” a threat “ for the region, judges the Polish president. “It is difficult for us to exclude that the presence of the Wagner Group in Belarus could constitute a potential threat for Poland, which shares a border with Belarus, a threat for Lithuania (…)as well as, potentially, for Latvia”Andrzej Duda said at a press conference in kyiv.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced an attack “terrorist”and announced the arrest on the spot of an individual who had “coordinated” Russian fire, in his daily address Wednesday evening. Police say Russia fired two S-300 missiles – surface-to-air missiles it also uses for land strikes – at Kramatorsk, which had a population of 150,000 before the war entered its sixteenth month. Twelve dead and sixty injured were recorded.The Russian attack on Kramatorsk is a “manifestation of terror”according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “Each display of terror proves again and again, to us and to the whole world, that Russia deserves only one thing as a result of everything it has done: defeat and a court, fair and legal trials against all Russian Murderers and Terrorists”he said in his speech.Evgueni Prigojine is in Belarusconfirmed the Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, quoted on Tuesday by the official Belta news agency. The founder of the private paramilitary company Wagner, a former close friend of Vladimir Putin, had obtained the right to go into exile in the neighboring country of Russia and Ukraine, after his mutiny on Saturday.Vladimir Putin gave a speech to the security forces, at the Kremlin, in Moscow. The Russian president paid tribute to his army, which he said prevented a ” civil war “ during the rebellion of the Wagner Group, for the moment pardoned but ordered to hand over his heavy weapons. “Those who have been drawn into rebellion have seen that the army and the people were not on their side”said the Russian president.
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