Ukraine has held the line in the war by harnessing commercial drones but Russia is now doing that too.
After raising the nuclear temperature with his recent comments, the Russian president denied issuing any threats of possible nuclear weapons use.
Russia and its war on Ukraine are disrupting the work of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the leading forum for addressing security concerns in that region.
Entering the 10 month of a war of attrition, there is little to suggest that Russia will cease attacking Ukraine or that either side will seek a negotiated settlement in the near future.
Senior Russian officials discussed possibly using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, but U.S. officials are divided about what this means, according to CNN and The New York Times.
Russia called off the meeting with the United States a day before it was scheduled in Cairo.
Statements by the G-20 and Russian partner China reflect growing international censure of Russia for its aggression in Ukraine over the past nine months.
Russia Loses Bid for UN Probe of Ukraine, United States
Dialogue on Implementation of Arms Control Agreement in Mutual Interest
Some senior Russian officials have discussed the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, according to reports. The United States and Russia will meet soon for a meeting of New START's Bilateral Consultative Commission. Majority of G20 condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine and nuclear threats.
Securing a new US-Russian nuclear arms control arrangement that can supersede the current treaty has been an endeavor that has stood on shaky, fractured ground for years, with Russia’s renewed invasion of Ukraine earlier this year making the future for nuclear arms control and disarmament all the more uncertain.
Must ever increasing military spending be the answer to new security threats?
Siding with Russia in the Ukraine war, Iran delivered drones, promised missiles.
Russian threats to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine added new tensions as NATO, Russia held separate military exercises.
IAEA efforts to establish a zone of protection around Zaporizhzhia are running into obstacles.