Putin’s nuclear threat brings world closer to ‘Armageddon’, says Biden

NEW YORK: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine has brought the world closer to “Armageddon” than at any time since the Cold-War Cuban Missile Crisis, US President Joe Biden said. Putin celebrated his 70th birthday to fawning praise from some officials. But with his seven-month invasion unravelling, public events appeared sparse, a contrast to just a week ago, when he … Continue reading Putin’s nuclear threat brings world closer to ‘Armageddon’, says Biden

U.S. will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach Russia, says Biden

The United States will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday, as Ukraine pushes for a longer-range weapons system to help in its fight. Ukrainian officials have been asking allies for longer-range systems including the Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS, that can fire a barrage of rockets hundreds of miles away. “We’re not going to send … Continue reading U.S. will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach Russia, says Biden