Stoltenberg: Ukraine draining NATO’s ammunition stockpiles

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference ahead of a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Feb 13, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) BRUSSELS / KIEV – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) needs to "ramp up production" of ammunition as Ukraine's rate of usage is depleting current capacities and […]

EU leaders fail to agree on Ukraine, migration policy

EU flags are seen outside the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, Jan 6, 2023. An extraordinary European Council summit convened in Brussels to discuss Ukraine, economic policy and migration wrapped up on Feb 10, 2023 with unresolved differences among leaders over key issues. (PHOTO / XINHUA) ROME – An extraordinary European Council summit convened in […]

Ukrainian president pays surprise visit to France

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz shake hands during a joint statement with French President Emmanuel Macron (center) at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, on Feb 8, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) PARIS / BERLIN / LONDON- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stopped off in Paris Wednesday evening and met with French President […]

Germany’s new defense minister takes office, meets US’ Austin

Germany's newly appointed Defense Minister Boris Pistorius reviews an honour guard during his welcoming ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Berlin on January 19, 2023. (JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP) BERLIN / STOCKHOLM – Germany's new Minister of Defense, Boris Pistorius, took office on Thursday, who stressed that "the meaning of security is different than it was […]

Ukraine appoints acting interior minister after helicopter crash

Former head of Ukraine's National Police and current acting interior minister of Ukraine Igor Klymenko holds a press conference in Kiev on Aug 3, 2021. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) KIEV – The Ukrainian government on Wednesday appointed Igor Klymenko, chief of the National Police, as the acting interior minister, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.The appointment […]

IAEA establishes mission at Ukraine’s nuclear plant

A file photo taken on Sept 20, 2022 shows the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk, Ukraine. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV/ANKARA/ZAGREB – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the support and assistance mission at the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant (NPP) in southern Ukraine, IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on Monday. "We are here […]

IAEA monitoring missions to be sent to Ukraine’s nuke plants

A file photo taken on Sept 20, 2022, shows the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk, Ukraine. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) KIEV – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send monitoring missions to nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Ukraine, the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency reported Tuesday, citing a senior official. "In the near future, […]