Ukraine conflict: What is Nato and how is it changing? – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-18023383

Sweden and Finland have applied to join the Western security alliance Nato, because of the war in Ukraine.

Russia’s
invasion has also prompted Nato to announce plans to increase the
number of troops that can be deployed at short notice…

G-7 Heightening Russia Sanctions for Ukraine War

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The United States and the other members of the Group of Seven leading
industrialized economies imposed new sanctions Monday against Russia
for its four-month invasion of Ukraine. These include measures to cut Moscow off from materials and services needed by its industrial and
technology sectors.

The White House said the U.S. will commit $7.5 billion as part of a G-7 effort to help Ukraine cover its short-term budget needs, and that
the governments are making “an unprecedented, long-term security
commitment to providing Ukraine with financial, humanitarian, military
and diplomatic support as long as it takes.”

In a joint communique, the G-7 said, “We remain appalled by and continue to condemn the brutal, unprovoked, unjustifiable and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine by Russia and aided by Belarus. We
condemn and will not recognize Russia’s continued attempts to redraw
borders by force.”

The announcement came as G-7 leaders met in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, where they spoke by video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

LIVE: Zelenskyy urges help to end war by winter|DW

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Ukraine’s president has called on G7 leaders to ramp up sanctions against Moscow to end the war before winter, diplomats say. Meanwhile,
Lysychansk residents are being told to evacuate. Follow DW for the latest…

Nato plans huge upgrade in rapid reaction force – BBC News

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… Nato has announced plans to massively increase the number of its forces at high readiness to over 300,000 troops.

The bloc’s rapid reaction force currently has 40,000 troops at its disposal, with many of those based along the alliance’s eastern flank…

Belarus sends about 20 railcars with ammunition to Russia – General Staff

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Belarus sends about 20 railcars with ammunition to Russia - General Staff

Belarus sends about 20 railcars with ammunition to Russia – General Staff

Belarus has sent up to 20 railcars with ammunition to Russia for the war against Ukraine.
According to Ukrinform, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this on Facebook.

“No signs of the enemy forming offensive groups have been recorded in
the Volyn and Polissia areas. According to available information, the
leadership of the Republic of Belarus continues to provide military
support to the Russian Federation. In particular, another consignment of
ammunition of up to 20 railcars has been sent to the Belgorod region,”
the statement said.

In the Donetsk direction, Russian troops with the support of
artillery are trying to block the city of Lysychansk from the south.

Ukraine receives from Germany first batch of Panzerhaubitze artillery units

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Ukraine receives from Germany first batch of Panzerhaubitze artillery units

Ukraine receives from Germany first batch of Panzerhaubitze artillery units

Germany has delivered to Ukraine as part of
security assistance the first consignment of Panzerhaubitze2000
self-propelled artillery units.
That’s according to Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov, who broke the news on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

“We have reinforcements! The first Panzerhaubitze2000s – German
Panzerhaubitze2000s with trained Ukrainian crews have joined the
Ukrainian artillery family,” Reznikov wrote.

The Minister of Defense noted that this is the 6th type of 155 mm
artillery that strengthens Ukraine’s defenses. The Armed Forces of
Ukraine are already engaging the Russian troops with the following types
of artillery: M777, FH70, M109, AHS Krab, and Caesar. “From now on,
Ph2000 has joined the club,” Reznikov added.

Read also: Poland gives Ukraine Krab howitzers

“As always, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,
General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi will use them on the battlefield with 100%
efficiency. Of course, separate great acknowledgements go to our
artillerymen, who have already become world legends,” said Reznikov.

The Minister of Defense thanked the German partners for their
support, adding that Ukrainians “continue to count on its increase.”

Reznikov also noted the efforts of his counterpart, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht.

As reported, the Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) is a German
self-propelled tracked artillery installation developed in the second
half of the 1990s by the Munich-based Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. This is one
of the best artillery installations to date. PzH 2000 can hit targets
at a range of more than 30 km with standard projectiles.

Photo: Oleksii Reznikov, FB