Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to travel to Vilnius, Lithuania for the July NATO summit. Zelensky has only visited two foreign countries since the war began: Washington in December and London, Paris, and Brussels in February.
In the wake of the first anniversary of the conflict, ambassador Petro Beshta claimed that Ukraine’s membership to NATO is the goal.
Most of the heads of the North Atlantic Treaty alliance along with US president Joe Biden are expected to grace the July 11–12 summit in Vilnius. Ukraine is hoping summit participants will agree that as soon as the war is behind them, It must become a member of NATO.
China-Russia Nexus Threatens of World War
On Wednesday, in a meeting with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, China’s top diplomat Wang Yi that he intends to reach a “new agreement” on strengthening bilateral relations with Russia.
In an apparent jab at the United States, Wang claimed that under the leadership of Xi and Putin, the two nations had maintained their strategic resolve. Both countries resolutely oppose any unilateral or bullying behaviour, and unwaveringly safeguard their respective sovereignty, security, and development interests.
Beijing has echoed the Moscow rhetoric, blaming the United States and its NATO allies for The Kremlin’s aggressive invasion while simultaneously trying to disavow responsibility for the tens of thousands claimed dead due to the war. Beijing has accused the West of starting the war in Ukraine.
In response, Kyiv President, issued a warning to China amid the possibility of an arms supply nexus, claiming that the possibility of China and Russia allying together would spark a global conflict.“If China joins forces with Russia, there will be a World War, and I believe China is aware of this.” -Zelensky
He reiterated that Kyiv thinks China mustn’t side with Moscow in the conflict and believes that China has a chance to do a realistic analysis of the situation. Although he remains unsure.
The remarks were made as US President Joe Biden walked the roads of Kyiv, on an unscheduled visit to Ukraine to offer his support before the one-year mark since The Kremlin invaded the nation. The Us president stayed in Kyiv for more than five hours, recalling worries about the city falling to Russia almost a year prior.
Talking about the Russian leader in Poland, Biden claimed that Putin had expected a swift and easy victory. However, he is now slowly crumbling as the rest of the world stands strong. He reiterated that Kyiv is still here one year later which is a representation of the fact that Ukraine and Democracy stand strong. He promised that the world stands with Kyiv, as do the Americans, amid cheering from the Polish crowds.
Russia Tries To Test SATAN II During Biden’s Kyiv Visit
According to sources, Russia conducted an unsuccessful test of its ‘Satan II’ intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday, when US president Joseph Biden was in Kyiv.
This comes in the wake of Putin’s pulling out of the New Start Nuclear alliance on Tuesday as he Addresses the Russian nation, claiming that the west was to blame for the bloodshed.
The missile test included a massive Sarmat missile that is capable of simultaneously transporting 15 light nuclear warheads across the continent.
Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, responded to Putin’s annual address speech, comparing Russian authorities to terrorists saying that they speak in the same manner and the only difference that remains is that they do not even cover their faces.
Zelensky denied Russian claims of territorial advances on the eastern frontline of the battle, claiming that the conflict’s boundaries in Ukraine had not changed. He said it is of utmost importance that despite intense pressure on Kyiv’s forces, the status quo has been maintained.
“Naturally, the stories about the Donetsk and Luhansk regions arouse unique emotions, ” he said. “We are making every effort to stop ongoing fierce attacks that Russia continues despite suffering significant losses.”