Chinese leader Xi Jinping has been in Moscow meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and laying out Beijing’s 12-point peace plan to end Russia’s war in Ukraine since Monday. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has made it known that he is also willing to meet with Xi to discuss Kyiv’s peace formula for a possible end to the war that entered its second year last month.
Four GOP Congressmen are pushing the hesitant Biden administration to send cluster munitions to Ukraine. The munitions, which indiscriminately drop hundreds of smaller individual bombs over a large area, have been banned in some 120 countries and are seen as far less accurate compared to other, more conventional weapons. Despite this, 4 Congressmen sent a letter to the Biden White House criticizing its “reluctance to provide Ukraine the right type and amount of long-range fires and maneuver capability to create.”
According to Spanish Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, Madrid will be sending 4 additional Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine along with more infantry vehicles. That is in addition to the 6 Leopard tanks that Spain is already in the process of preparing to ship to Kyiv.
Tens of thousands marched in the streets shouting “Motion of censorship! Vote censorship!” calling on parliament to pass a non-partisan vote of no-confidence in the government to bring down the regime. They also chanted “Out Of NATO,” to express their opposition to Macron’s support for the war in Ukraine while ignoring the needs of his own people.
A renewed bipartisan push is surfacing among Congressmen to pressure the Biden administration to approve sending F-16 jets to Ukraine, as Russia has almost completely encircled the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.