• Russian military personnel have moved into a military base in Niger where American troops are stationed, U.S. defense officials said Thursday, sparking fears of escalation as tensions mount between Moscow and Washington amid the war in Ukraine.
  • “[The situation] is not great but in the short-term manageable,” a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters.
  • The arrival of Russian troops at Air Base 101 in Niamey, Niger’s capital, follows a demand by the ruling military junta there—which took power in a coup last July—that the U.S. withdraw its nearly 1,000 military personnel from the country.
  • Newsweek has contacted Russia’s Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Defense Department for comment by email.
  • The proximity of Russian and U.S. troops comes at a time of heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which was launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin in February 2022.

Source: newsweek.com

Trump Develops ‘Detailed’ Plan On Achieving Ukraine Peace: Telegraph

  •  Trump has developed a detailed plan for achieving Ukraine peace.
  • “There is a plan 
  • Below is the section of the Friday Telegraph report which previews the plan:
  • A source close to the Trump campaign has told The Telegraph that a detailed Ukraine-Russia peace plan has been drawn up but will not yet be disclosed in any detail before his in an effort to maintain leverage.Mr Trump will style himself as the only candidate who can end the war, with a simple “bumper-sticker” slogan, they said.“He wants to stop the killing,” said the source. “That’s the bumper sticker: Trump will stop the killing.”
  •  “President Trump is the only one talking about stopping the killing. Joe Biden is talking about more killing.”

Source: zerohedge.com