Former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin Threatens Elon Musk

Russia Rogozin x-Deputy Prime Minister threatens Elons life for Elon/SpaceX providing STARLINK satellite dishes and service to Ukraine. Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin has been Director General of Roscosmos since 2018. He was previously Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in charge of the defense industry from 2011 to 2018, and Russia’s ambassador to NATO from 2008 to …

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Bayraktar Drones Destroy Two Russian Patrol Boats

Two Russian Raptor patrol boats were destroyed at dawn today near Snake Island according to the Ukrainian military. “The Bayraktars [Turkish made drones] are working,” Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, the commander in chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Raptor patrol boats can carry up to three crew and 20 personnel. They are usually equipped with machine guns …

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Weapons Shortages Will Cause Less Active Russia-Ukraine War This Summer

The US, Poland, UK and western allies have provided all of the weapons that they can spare to Ukraine. There will be a lag for many weapons like Stingers while missile factories are ramped up. American stockpiles of key weapons are small because of production constraints and because most of the Pentagon’s roughly $750 billion …

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Finland and Sweden Moving Ahead Towards NATO Membership

Finland and Sweden are moving ahead on separate tracks to quickly move ahead to join NATO. Finland had indicated it would prefer a solution that would see the two Nordic unaligned states “jump together” into NATO. Sweden is looking at a range of enhanced security-related options, including deepening Nordic defense cooperation and urging the European …

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France, Korea, Belgium, UK, China Will Expand Nuclear Energy

The UK has setup a new program called Great British Nuclear, which has the goal of building up to seven new nuclear reactors by 2050. They will identify sites, cut through red tape to speed up the planning process, and bring together private firms to run each site. The United Kingdom currently has eleven operable …

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ISW Says Russia Failing to Take Kyiv and Shifting to a Long Bloody Stalemate

ISW has determined that Ukrainian forces have defeated the initial Russian campaign of this war. That campaign aimed to conduct airborne and mechanized operations to seize Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and other major Ukrainian cities to force a change of government in Ukraine. That campaign has culminated. Russian forces continue to make limited advances in some …

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