White House Affirms Continued Emphasis on I2U2 Initiative Under Biden Administration
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre emphasized President Joe Biden's dedication to sustaining the I2U2 partnership during a press briefing. Jean-Pierre clarified that the grouping remains active and essential, rejecting any notion of it being sidelined due to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Russia Prepares Response to Sweden's Potential NATO Membership
Zakharova highlighted that Moscow will decide on the appropriate measures, including military-technical ones, to address threats to Russia's national security, as reported by Xinhua news agency.
Russian Official Warns Against EU Military Presence in Ukraine, Predicts Escalation
Zakharova highlighted that if the West were to officially deploy troops to Ukraine or enlist mercenaries from European Union (EU) states, it would constitute a direct escalation. However, she acknowledged that military personnel from several NATO countries are already present in Ukraine, offering various forms of assistance to the country's armed forces.
Foreign Minister Jaishankar Affirms Strength of Government Under Resolute PM
Addressing an audience at BVB College in Hubballi, Jaishankar highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clear vision, which prioritized the interests of Indian consumers amidst pressure from European nations opposing India's oil trade with Russia.
German Defence Minister Rejects Deployment of Troops to Ukraine
Tanner echoed similar sentiments, describing Macron's remarks as "a worrying signal."
Biden and Trump Clinch Victories in Michigan Presidential Primaries
Meanwhile, Trump clinched victory over former US Ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in the Republican primary. This victory marks the fifth state that Trump has swept in the primary contests.