If Ukraine loses the war NATO will have to fight

“If Ukraine loses the war, NATO will have to fight Russia”

04:00 – Paris will send 100 war drones to Kiev by summer

Paris will order 100 drones from the French company Delair, which will arrive in Ukraine this summer. This was announced by the Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu. “Through an innovative program, France is ordering 100 remote-controlled munitions from Delair, which will arrive in Ukraine this summer,” Lecornu said on Ukraine,” he specified.

3:34 a.m. – Pentagon: “If Ukraine loses the war, NATO will have to fight Russia”

Providing resources to Ukraine is crucial. Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said this and emphasized that NATO countries would have to fight against Russia if Ukraine lost the war. “We know that if Putin is successful, he will not stop. He will continue to act more aggressively in the region. And other leaders around the world, other autocrats will be looking at this. And they will be encouraged by the fact that this happened without us being able to support a democratic state,” Austin said in a speech to the US House of Representatives, quoted by Ukrainian media. “If you are a Baltic country, you are very worried about whether you will be next: you know Putin, you know what he is capable of.” And frankly, if Ukraine falls, I really believe that NATO will be against “Russia will go to war,” the Pentagon chief added.

03:09 – Scholz reiterates his “no” to the delivery of Taurus rockets to Kiev

Chancellor Olaf Scholz believes that Germany is not ready to transfer Taurus long-range missiles to Ukraine because they could be used to attack Moscow, Tagesschau reports. The cruise missile with a range of 500 kilometers is a weapon “that, if used incorrectly, can reach a specific target somewhere in Moscow,” said Scholz, adding that he was bothered by the “criticism” of the refusal to give Taurus to the Ukrainian forces have angered armed forces, pointing out that Germany supplies Kiev with far more weapons than almost any other country.

02.05 – THE ANALYSIS – Why Europe doesn't respond to Putin's threats

(by Federico Rampini) Does Vladimir Putin have the power to frighten, alarm or anger only the distracted… or the cowards? The Russian president's latest speech is particularly notable because it confirms what we should have known about his imperial ambitions since 2007. It contains a response to Emmanuel Macron that should make us evaluate the French president's words more seriously. Finally, Putin said, the nuclear threat has returned. I'll start with the latter.

The nuclear threat and the “impossible” imitation

Precisely in response to Macron's “European soldiers in Ukraine” hypothesis, Putin revived the threat of a nuclear holocaust. Think carefully before sending European soldiers to fight my troops in Ukraine, Putin tells us, because I remind you that I have nuclear arsenals with which to hit you.

Novelty? Not even for a thought.

00:48 – Anti-aircraft warning in the Kharkiv, Poltava and Sumy regions

The anti-aircraft alarm was sounded tonight in three eastern regions of Ukraine: Kharkiv, Poltava and Sumy. The local media reported about it.

00:23 – Orban: Stop fueling the war in Ukraine, we need a ceasefire

“It is clear that there is no military solution to the Russo-Ukrainian war. The moment of truth is near: Instead of fueling the war machine, we need a ceasefire and peace talks,” Hungarian President Viktor Orban said in a tweet on X.

00:22 – G20 in Brazil: Final declaration without references to Ukraine

After the high-profile split in Ukraine, which prevented the drafting of a common document by the G20 finance ministers in Sao Paulo, the Brazilian presidency issued a final declaration that made only general references to “conflicts” and “geo-economic tensions,” which renewed There must be multilateral cooperation”. The only concrete commitment in the declaration is to sign an agreement on the taxation of multinational companies by June this year and reaffirm the commitment to “promote strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth and accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable development.” “. Targets in line with the ambitious G20 mandate for 2023.”