The third episode of Ukraine Talks focuses on the race for the next NATO chief, Donald Trump’s vice presidential picks, and China’s stance on Ukraine-Russia war.
Donald Trump has named six possible vice presidential candidates, all of whom have either opposed, questioned, or reduced US aid to Ukraine.
Ukraine will have to focus on holding the front against Russia’s offensive, as it lacks the resources and support to regain lost territory, according to Anton Hofreiter.
The notion of Ukraine and Russia as “brotherly” whitewashes centuries of imperialism that American Alison Rochford aims to reveal.
The second episode of Ukraine Talks delves into the motives and risks behind Russia’s plan to launch nuclear weapons into orbit, the strategic and political consequences of the Ukrainian troops’ retreat from the frontline town of Avdiivka, Navalny's death and US military aid to Ukraine.
Ukraine received and used the GLSDB, a bomb that can pierce reinforced concrete and has various guidance options, without announcing it, leaving the Russian forces stunned by the new weapon.
However, intrigue remains over whether the bill will be passed in the House, with speaker Johnson vowing to block it from being presented
The vote is likely to be scheduled for Tuesday, 14 February.
Ukraine’s Ambassador to the US expressed hope that the meeting between US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz would pave the way for Ukraine to receive long-range missiles that it has been seeking from both countries to deter Russian attacks.
"Ronald Reagan must be turning in his grave," Tusk admonished the Republicans
President Zelenskyy cautioned halting Western military assistance would leave Europe unable to defend itself, allowing Putin to expand the war and redraw national borders.
Ukraine, which is in dire need of ammunition after the US cut off military aid, will receive a boost from a leading German arms manufacturer.
US auditors have traveled to Kyiv to review the spending of American military assistance to Ukraine, as no violations have been identified previously, and the Pentagon continues to ensure taxpayer funds are used appropriately.
The return of American nuclear weapons for the first time in 15 years is said to be "part of a Nato-wide program to develop and upgrade nuclear sites in response to heightened tensions with the Kremlin."
Amid perceived wins in Ukraine, Russia is increasingly focused on leveraging its global position to disrupt the US-led West, warn European security officials.
The new U.S. approach looks to "future-proof" support for Ukraine against the possibility of reduced assistance if Donald Trump is reelected.
The US Senate’s border deal that would include aid to Ukraine is facing strong opposition from House Speaker Mike Johnson, who has warned that he will not accept any compromise that does not fit the House GOP’s immigration bill.
The investigation by Ukraine’s anti-graft agency revealed that the missile was manufactured no earlier than March 2023.