Seriously? To think they are trying to demand that Alaska be given back if sanctions are maintained is unbelievable. That Putin truly believes he can get away with everything he has been doing. What does he plan to do when Biden refuses? Declare war on the USA? Right now all the country is doing is providing financial aid and weapons, yet if Russia attacks the USA it will mean it can no longer sit back and not fight.
Does Putin want a World War 4?
Edited: Thomaslee on 24th Jul, 2022 - 6:26pm
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Biden signals willingness to talk with Putin about ending war in Ukraine during French president Macron's US visit. At a White House news conference, Biden and Macron emphasized their solidarity against Putin's war on Ukraine and vowed that they would continue to stand with other NATO allies in opposition to Moscow's war. Source 6a.
Biden administration plans to send battle tanks to Ukraine to help in its war with Russia. The administration is expected to send over 30 of its frontline tanks which is a move expected to unlock Germany's reluctance to providing its Leopard 2 tanks, according to an official. Source 6x.
'Unintended escalation' at risk in drone collision. An "Unsafe and unprofessional intercept" by a Russian fighter jet caused a collision with an Air Force surveillance drone that sent it crashing into the Black Sea on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Military said. "In fact, this unsafe and unprofessional act by the Russians nearly caused both aircraft to crash," Air Force Gen. James Hecker, commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa, said in a statement. At a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. And Russia because of the war in Ukraine, these kind of encounters "Are dangerous and could lead to miscalculation and unintended escalation," the statement said. Source 8h.
Pentagon releases video of Russian jet dumping fuel on US drone over Black Sea. The footage purportedly shows a Russian aircraft dumping fuel on an unmanned U.S. Drone, damaging the propeller and forcing U.S. Controllers to crash land it in the Black Sea on Tuesday. Source 5i.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Russia next week in an apparent show of support for Vladimir Putin amid the Ukraine war. Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine is expected to dominate Putin and Xi's discussions. The visit comes after China officials on Thursday urged Ukraine to hold talks on a political solution with Russia. Source 5a.