US rallies global allies to help Ukraine repel Russia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article It’s not quite the Coalition to Defeat Putin just yet — and the name is admittedly tame if not lame: the Ukraine Defense Consultative Group. Still, if the US ends up forming a global alliance to actively fight against Russia, the roughly 40 countries convened by US Defense … Read more

Germany says Russia oil embargo would be ‘manageable’ – POLITICO

Berlin could handle an embargo on Russian oil imports, Germany’s Climate and Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Tuesday, suggesting the country could end its dependence on Moscow within “days.” Habeck, speaking at a press conference in Warsaw, said that Germany had managed to slash its reliance on Russian oil by two-thirds in recent weeks, … Read more

Russia targets Ukrainian railway stations – POLITICO

Five railway stations in central and western Ukraine came under Russian fire within the space of an hour Monday morning, according to the head of Ukrainian Railways, a state-owned rail transport company. Russian troops are “systematically” destroying rail infrastructure, Oleksandr Kamyshin said in a Telegram message, adding that multiple people were injured. The attacks come … Read more

UK set to provide Poland with Challenger II tanks in Ukraine arms drive

Britain is planning to send tanks to Poland so more can be provided to Ukraine, Boris Johnson has announced as he warned Russia could still win the war. The Prime Minister said that he wanted to “backfill” supplies of Soviet-era T-72 tanks being provided by Warsaw to help Ukraine fight off the Russian invasion. “We … Read more

Europe’s roads and railways aren’t fit for a fight with Russia – POLITICO

Having a better army doesn’t matter much if you can’t get it moving. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has focused attention on preparing the EU’s roads, railways, ports and airports for the rapid movement of troops and tanks. Relieving bottlenecks and buttressing tracks and bridges used by both military and civilians is crucial to the Continent’s … Read more

Belarus border blockade plans to stop trucks to Russia – POLITICO

WARSAW — Ukrainian and Polish activists are planning a blockade of a vital border crossing between Poland and Belarus in an effort to choke off truck traffic heading east from the EU. The blockade is set to start on Thursday morning and could last 10 days, the Euromaidan-Warszawa activist group said in a Facebook post … Read more