Biden announced the permanent basing of a U.S. military garrison in Poland. He also said the U.S. is sending two additional F-35 fighter jet squadrons to the U.K. and more air defense and other capabilities to Germany and Italy.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their long-held nonaligned status and apply to join NATO. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had blocked the move, insisting the Nordic pair change their stance on Kurdish rebel groups that Turkey considers terrorists.
Speaking during an unprecedented address delivered via video link at the Shangri-La Dialogue security forum in Singapore, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the world must push for diplomatic solutions to support countries that are in need of help.
A court in the separatist-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic of Ukraine convicted two British fighters and one Moroccan Thursday of seeking the violent overthrow of power, an offense punishable by death.