Iran Buys Fighter Aircraft From Russia

Iran has finalized a deal to buy Russia’s Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets in a deal due to raising concerns in Israel, Worthy News monitored Sunday.

Ukraine, Russia Pressured For Peace As Deaths Mount And NATO Grows (Worthy News Radio)

Chinese pressure is mounting on Russia and Ukraine for a ceasefire and possible peace talks amid the rapidly climbing death toll on both sides around the eastern Ukrainian city Bakhmut. But government leaders on both sides remain reluctant to start negotiations immediately, with NATO expansion imminent and battles raging in Ukraine.

Russian launches 28 airstrikes in massive bombardment of Ukraine

Ramping up its attacks on Ukraine, Russia launched 28 airstrikes in 24 hours on Monday, including the use of Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones, Newsweek reports. Monday reportedly also saw Ukrainians bombarded with a further eight Russian rocket attacks and 55 shellings.

Hungary Reluctant To Expand NATO

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Friday that legislators within his nationalist Fidesz party are reluctant to allow Finland and Sweden into the NATO military alliance.

Ukraine Vows Victory At First Anniversary of Russian Invasion (Worthy News Radio)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed that his nation will do everything to achieve victory a year after Russia’s invasion. He spoke as emotionally charged ceremonies were underway across the country to remember the first anniversary of a war that killed at least tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians.

Genocide Watch warns of possible new war between Armenia and Azerbaijan this year

The US-based Genocide Watch organization has warned that just two years after their war over Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan appear to be heading toward a new round of fighting. In a report published on January 1, Genocide Watch placed Armenia and Azerbaijan on a list of 10 conflicts to watch in 2023.

Russian journalist imprisoned for speaking against invasion

Russian journalist and mother of two young children Maria Ponomarenko has been sentenced to six years imprisonment in Russia for criticizing the Russian invasion of Ukraine and highlighting the deadly military attack on hundreds of civilians sheltering in a Ukrainian theater last year, Radio Free Europe (RFE) reports.

Moldova: ‘Russia Seeks Overthrow Government’

Moldova’s president says Russia is plotting to overthrow the country’s pro-European Union government after a Russian missile violated the country’s airspace.

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