Ukraine to spend 21.6% of GDP on defence in 2024
The presidential decree, which put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defence Council, stipulates that Ukraine's defense spending next year will reach no less than $46 billion, rpeorts Xinhua news agency citing local media.
Indian-American lawmakers push for India to align with US in Ukraine War
“It’s obvious that the United States would stand against Chinese aggression on the Line of Control (LAC) far more than Russia or Putin would, & that we really need to press India to not be as dependent on Russian defensively and to be willing to condemn Putin's aggression in Ukraine, just like we would condemn Chinese aggression beyond the Line of Control (LAC),” said Ro Khanna
Supporting Ukraine: Europe's dissenters and the spreading discontent
While most of the European Union was united in enforcing package after package of harsh sanctions on Russia, slashing trade and imports, especially of fuels - despite some concerns in some members over the economic impact, supplying aid and arms to Ukraine, and welcoming new members to NATO, there was a major outlier or two.
Veto power paralyses UN on Ukraine; its grain deal is in a shambles
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky put his finger on the problem: "The veto in the hands of the aggressor is what drove the UN into a dead end."
Washington's turmoil over Ukraine funding plays right into Putin's hands
However poorly the Ukraine war has gone for Russia, which expected a swift victory, the new turn of events is playing right into Putin’s plans, CNN reported.
US backing for Ukraine wanes; but Biden, many Republicans still behind it
The security aid -- which stands cumulatively $43.9 billion since the start of the war in February 2022 -- is in danger.
Ukraine must win war before year ends to avoid being pushed into talks
To date, the Ukrainians have reclaimed 54 per cent of Russian-occupied land and are continuing to make progress, writes Mark Temnycky, a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center for The Hill.
As Europeans stand solidly with Ukraine, Putin hopes to wear them down
Josep Borrell, the foreign affairs head of the EU, said: “This meeting should be understood as a clear commitment of the European Union to Ukraine and its continuous support in all dimensions.”