NATO cannot be an “à la carte alliance”. “Let’s be serious! Let’s be serious! NATO cannot be an à la carte alliance,” said the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, on Monday before an EU ministerial meeting in Brussels, reacting to Donald Trump’s remarks. who raised the possibility of no longer defending Alliance countries whose financial contribution is insufficient.
“In the times we live in, a military alliance cannot function according to the mood of the President of the United States, it is not: ‘yes, no, tomorrow, no, it depends’. Come on! ‘NATO either exists or it doesn’t exist,’ he was openly annoyed. “During this (American election) campaign, we are going to see and hear a lot of things (…) Don’t count on me to comment on all the stupid ideas that will be expressed during a national campaign in the United States,” he said. he warned.
Starlink used by the Russian army? The Kremlin has formally denied kyiv’s accusations that Russian forces use the Starlink satellite internet access service, owned by Elon Musk, on the front. “This is an uncertified system in our country, which therefore cannot be officially supplied here and which is not officially supplied,” Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. . “Therefore, it cannot be used in any way,” he assured.
Elon Musk, owner of Starlink, denied on Sunday any delivery of his system to Moscow. “This is completely false. To our knowledge, no Starlink terminal has been sold directly or indirectly to Russia,” he declared on X (formerly Twitter), the social network he owns.
Moscow on the verge of gaining the upper hand militarily? Presenting the annual risk assessment report by the Norwegian security services, the head of military intelligence, Nils Andreas Stensønes, said that Kiev will need “substantial” Western military aid to hope to turn the situation around, while Moscow seems superior. “In this war, Russia is currently in a stronger situation than a year ago and is gaining the advantage,” the officer told reporters.
To support his point, the Norwegian leader argued that Russia “could mobilize around three times more troops than Ukraine”, that “Moscow is adapting better than expected to sanctions” and that its industry is now capable of producing munitions, combat vehicles, drones and missiles allowing its forces to “maintain their war efforts all year round”.
Paris reveals a Russian propaganda network. France has uncovered a “structured and coordinated Russian propaganda” network targeting European countries and the United States, intended to legitimize the war against Ukraine and whose content is likely to “harm the fundamental interests of the nation,” diplomatic sources announced on Monday. At least 193 websites make up this network, according to Viginum, the French organization fighting against foreign digital interference, which publishes a report.
They “do not produce any original content but massively relay publications originating mainly from social network accounts of Russian or pro-Russian actors, Russian press agencies and official sites of local institutions or actors,” explain the authors of this document.