Pentagon official: Russian forces have fired 1,400 missiles at Ukraine since the start of the war
"No indications at this time that they (Russians) are preparing to use" tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine - according to senior US defense official
The Pentagon plans to buy fewer Javelin anti-tank weapons than two years ago, despite giving more than 4,600 of the missiles to Ukraine's military to fight Russia. DoD plans to buy 586 Javelins in the upcoming year, down from 866 buys of the tank-busting weapon in FY2021
The new US defense budget will focus on building nuclear missiles, bombers, and submarines
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights admitted today that Ukraine's civilian death toll is likely "far higher" than 900
Chinese president signs order to buy more weapons and military equipment
On getting fighter jets to Ukraine Blinken says there's need to make sure it is done "in the right way." So after the back & forth with Poland & the US rejecting their proposition, he leaves open the possibility of getting Mig29 fighter jets to get to Ukraine. Not clear how
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.@SecBlinken: The U.S. has given the "green light" to NATO countries if they choose to provide fighter jets to Ukraine, one day after President Zelensky made a plea to members of Congress to provide them during a Saturday Zoom call"
Sec Blinken says that provocative rhetoric about nuclear weapons is the height of irresponsibility, calling it dangerous. "It adds to the risk of miscalculation & should be avoided," he says. The US is not changing its defensive posture
Kremlin reports on strategic forces exercise launches: Kinzhal missiles launched, Black Sea and Northern Fleets ships and submarines launched Kalibr AShM and Tsirkon missile against onshore and offshore targets, Iskander BM launched from Kapustin Yar, ICBM Yars launched from Plesetsk to Kura, Tu-95MS launched cruise missiles to Kura and Pemboy ranges, Delta-IV Karelia launched SLBM Sineva from Barents Sea to Kura
Putin launched a strategic forces exercise with launches of ballistic missiles - Krmelin's spokesman
Russia to hold strategic troops drill tomorrow. Ballistic and cruise missiles will be launched during exercise
NBC Interview: Asked what scenario could prompt him to send troops to rescue Americans fleeing the country, Biden replied: "There's not. That's a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another
If Putin invades Ukraine it is the "most consequential thing that has happened in the world, in terms of war and peace, since WW2," Biden says. He hopes Putin realizes that he is not in a very good position to dominate the war
President Biden says he doesn't think Putin wants a "full-blown war," but that he thinks Putin will attempt to "test the West," the US and NATO, as significantly as he can. "I think he'll pay a serious and dear price.and I think he'll regret having done it"
Biden's National Security Advisor Sullivan says intelligence community sees that Russia may be preparing for fabricating pretext of an invasion of Ukraine. He adds that the US has not determined yet that Putin has decided on military path forward
US doesn't believe Russia "definitively decided" on Ukraine invasion, Sullivan says
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On Russia aggression to Ukraine, we're ready either way, said @JakeSullivan46 - diplomacy or "respond robustly to any naked aggression that might occur"
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Leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought
Ushakov: Putin responds to Biden, if the West imposes destructive sanctions after Russia invades Ukraine, there will be complete shutdown of relations between Russia and U.S
Kremlin’s aide Ushakov: Biden says several times that there should be no Nuclear war
Ushakov: Biden said to Putin that U.S is not going to deploy offensive weapons systems in Ukraine
If U.S. and NATO will not respond to Russian demand about guarantees of security there will be military response - Russian Deputy FM Ryabkov
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff: Our mission in Afghanistan is to monitor the threat of terrorism
Chief of Staff: I think the world is entering a phase of potential destabilization
Russian Foreign Ministry on the deterioration of relations with NATO: it is difficult to worsen something that does not exist today
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko: NATO is sliding more and more rapidly into the Cold War schemes, this fundamentally affects relations with the Russian Federation. "Moscow is aware that the process of the deployment of NATO countries' weapons at the Russian borders is underway"
As of September 2020, the U.S. stockpile of nuclear warheads consisted of 3,750 warheads
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The Russian Defense Ministry completed tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile. The first launch from the nuclear submarine Severodvinsk was completed successfully
Russia's proposal to freeze nuclear arsenals is no longer relevant, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov.