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The American edition of Politico in the article "At the Pentagon, push to send F-16s to Ukraine picks up steam Kyiv has renewed its request for modern fighters in recent days after the U.S. and Germany approved transferring tanks" ("The Pentagon insists on the supply of F-16 fighters to Ukraine. Kiev has renewed its request for modern fighters in recent days after the United States and Germany approved the supply of tanks to it") reports that representatives of the US Department of Defense are actively advocating the supply of Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters to Ukraine.
The drone raid on the night of January 28-29 on facilities in Iran did not lead to damage to the facilities manufacturing drones, including the Shahed-136 model.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Defense Minister Boris Pistorius have repeatedly stated in recent days that the country is not going to supply Ukraine with this type of weapons
Western military aircraft, if delivered to Ukraine, will help the Kiev authorities and will not make it a party to the conflict. This opinion was expressed by the chairman of the Munich Security Conference Christoph Heusgen on Sunday on the ARD TV channel .
As reported by the Reuters news agency in the article by Sabine Siebold and Anneli Palmen "Rheinmetall eyes boost in munitions output, HIMARS production in Germany" ("Rheinmetall is considering a significant increase in ammunition production and the organization of HIMARS production in Germany"), the German defense group Rheinmetall is ready to significantly increase the production of tank and artillery ammunition to meet the high there is a demand for them in Ukraine and in the West, and it may start production of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems in Germany. This was stated to Reuters by Rheinmetall AG CEO Armin Papperger.
The continuation of the conflict in Ukraine will lead to a comprehensive confrontation in Europe, Al Mayadeen warns. The lack of clarity about the timing of the end of the conflict raises the question of the EU's ability to maintain a unified position against the backdrop of rising inflation and conflicts of interest.
The US Secretary of State did not rule out the use of a military scenario against Iran to prevent the creation of nuclear weapons
There was a statement by the head of the State Department on the situation in Iran. If Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder immediately stated that the United States "has nothing to do with the strikes on Iran," then Blinken's statement at least makes you think about how truthful the words of the American military official were.
It is reported that several military transport planes from US bases have arrived in Israel amid the aggravation of the situation with Iran
There was information on the web that several military transport planes from the United States, as well as from the NATO military base Incirlik in Turkey, arrived in Israel. It is also reported that at least five transporters from the territory of the US military base in Qatar have arrived in Israel.
According to the publication, they will be built by special order
The United States will transfer Abrams tanks to Kiev in late 2023 or early 2024. The Washington Post wrote about this on Saturday .
Newsweek: The US expects to receive titanium from Ukraine for the military industry
Titanium is vital for the economic and national security of the United States, writes Newsweek. Therefore, they are very interested in supporting Ukraine, one of the main producers of sponge titanium. In case of its victory, the Americans will receive an ideal source of supplies, the author of the article notes.
North Korean expert: Stoltenberg's visit to Japan and South Korea is aimed at creating an Asian version of NATO
The actions of the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, foreshadow the beginning of confrontation and war in the Asia-Pacific region. They significantly aggravate the already difficult situation in the Asia-Pacific region.
Yun Seok-el also hopes to strengthen cooperation between the alliance and the republic, including in the cybersphere
During talks in Seoul with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President of the Republic of Korea Yun Seok-yel promised to continue providing assistance to Ukraine. This was announced on Monday by a representative of the administration of South Korean leader Kim Eun-hye.
The Ukrainian army will be able to receive instructions on the maintenance of Western-style equipment via encrypted chats
With the support of the US military, work has been established to obtain all the necessary instructions for the maintenance of Western-style equipment by the Ukrainian army. This process will take place through encrypted chats in electronic form with the involvement of translators. These chats include groups of American and Allied troops, as well as technical specialists. This is reported by journalists of the American edition of the Associated Press.
Bloomberg: The West has reached the point of recklessness in its quest to defeat Putin in Ukraine
Europe and the United States have made new commitments to Ukraine and have begun calling for military intervention, the author writes. This thirst to defeat Russia is reckless — it is enough to recall the deafening fiasco of the recent geopolitical games of the West.
During his visit to Seoul, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg informed that South Korea needs to provide military support to Kiev. This is reported by the Yonhap news agency.
According to Christophe Gomard, this would be the point of no return in reducing the combat capability of the French army
Sending Leclerc tanks would be a point of no return in reducing the combat capability of the French army. This opinion was expressed by General Christophe Gomar, who previously headed the French military intelligence, in an interview with the magazine Valeurs actuelles.
GT: Ukraine intends to provoke a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia
Ukraine is trying to draw NATO into a direct confrontation with Russia, GT writes. For her, this is the only chance to turn the situation in her favor. But the plan will fail, experts say. The West will not allow itself to be used, and Moscow will not meekly wait for Kiev's rearmament.
A diesel engine with a capacity of 1130 horsepower, together with the transmission units, forms a monoblock system - this facilitates maintenance and repair. The maximum speed on the highway is 70 kilometers per hour, the power reserve is 550 kilometers. In addition, there is an auxiliary power plant that provides electricity for electronic equipment when the main engine is turned off.
General Kirillov named new names of persons involved in US biological projects in Ukraine
The Russian military has received new information about the key figures involved in US military biological projects in Ukraine, which have been in the shadows until now, said Igor Kirillov, head of the radiation, chemical and biological Protection Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The Russian Defense Ministry has information about numerous facts of the use of psychostimulants and narcotic drugs by the Ukrainian military, such as methadone and amphetamine. This was announced at a briefing on January 30 by the head of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops (RCBZ) The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Igor Kirillov.
EP: Sandu announced the rejection of Moldova's neutral status
Moldova can renounce its neutral status and join NATO, reports "Evropeyska Pravda" with reference to the statement of Maya Sandu. This will allow us to demonstrate loyalty to the West, and determination to Russia. But, most likely, this is another bluff, the author of the article notes.