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Russian missile strikes hit Kyiv as Putin warns West against arming Ukraine
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Russian missile strikes hit Kyiv as Putin warns West against arming Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia took aim at Western military supplies for Ukraine with airstrikes in Kyiv on Sunday that it said destroyed tanks donated from abroad, as President Vladimir Putin warned that any Western deliveries of long-range rocket systems to Ukraine would prompt Moscow to hit "objects that we haven't yet struck."The cryptic threat of a military escalation from the Russian leader didn't specify what the new targets might be, but it comes days after the United States announced plans to deliver $700 million of security assistance for Ukraine that includes four precision-guided, medium-range rocket systems, helicopters, Javelin anti-tank weapon systems, radars, tactical vehicles, spare parts and more.Military analysts say Russia is hoping to overrun the embattled eastern Donb...
Macron calls for ‘European political community’ that could include Ukraine, UK
Politics

Macron calls for ‘European political community’ that could include Ukraine, UK

Issued on: 09/05/2022 - 15:36 France's President Emmanuel Macron said Monday it would take "decades" for a candidate like Ukraine to join the EU, and suggested building a broader political community of democratic states around the bloc. "Even if we gave them candidate status tomorrow," he said of Ukraine, "we all know perfectly well that the process of allowing them to join would take several years, in truth doubtless several decades".But, noting the urgence of giving Ukraine and other EU hopefuls like Moldova and Georgia a place in the heart of Europe, he called for the creation of a "European political community".Russia invaded Ukraine in February, in part to thwart ...