Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has replaced the head of the Territorial Defence Forces Yuriy Halushkin. Halushkin will be replaced by Major General Ihor Tantsiura, an experienced officer who previously served as chief of staff of Ukraine’s ground forces. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military said that a Russian missile strike on Odesa destroyed a tourist facility. Ukrainian border guards reportedly repelled an incursion by a Russian sabotage and reconnaissance group in Sumy.
Italy will supply the FH70 towed howitzer, which fires all standard NATO 155mm ammunition to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The Italian govt will also supply anti-tank weapons, mortars, Stinger MANPADS, and light and heavy machine guns. The Italian armed force has, 25 105mm Oto Melara Mod 56 and 163 FH70 155mm towed howitzers. However, it is not clear how many FH70 155mm towed howitzers Rome will send to Kyiv.
The war in Ukraine is driving a wedge between France and Germany. The two big economies of Europe are fighting over the course of action of the war. While France wants a new collective of democracies, Germany wants a phased ban on Russian oil and gas. In this episode of DeCode we look at the history of France and Germany's relation and their different approach to the Russia war.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing the threat of a coup due to the ongoing war with Ukraine. The defence establishment in Russia is dived over the proceedings in the conflict. The Russian army is reportedly not happy with Putin's decision to pull back its mission in Kyiv and focus on Donbas. In the episode, we look at Silovarchs, who they are and can they overthrow Putin?
In this episode of Faith in Focus we look at Qatar. Qatar was under a middle eastern blockade from its neighbour. According to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and others, it had done so as Qatar supported terrorists. Meanwhile, Qatar claims it was subjected to the blockade due to its economic achievements in the Arabian peninsula. Watch the video to know more about what led to the blockade and its end.
Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö announced the Nordic country’s intention to join NATO.
Ukraine is likely to receive German-made IRIS-T SLM surface-to-air missile system by November 2022, as per reports
Russia is reportedly using 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm mortars to fire laser-guided Smel'chak rounds at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.
Russian troops are reportedly withdrawing from Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv after weeks of intense fighting.
Erdogan said that he doesn’t have a ‘positive opinion’ of the two Nordic nations joining the military alliance.