#BREAKING#Turkey drops veto against #Sweden and #Finland membership in #NATO after the countries agree on certain points:
▪️Cooperation with Turkey against PKK and its offshoots
▪️No embargos in the defence industry
▪️Intelligence sharing in anti-terror operations
▪️”What did NATO do when truckloads of weapons were given to terrorists?”
▪️”Weapons are sent from the US and are used against Türkiye.”
▪️”I said this to Biden this morning, and I will say it again. How are we partners?”
Türkiye's President Erdogan ahead of NATO summit in Madrid:
▪️Summit will take place in critical time when Russia-Ukraine conflict ongoing
▪️Ukraine conflict and its ramifications on alliance, deterrence capacity of NATO, threats arising in southern hemisphere will be discussed
Moody's ratings agency confirms #Russia has defaulted on foreign debt for the first time in a century after bond holders did not receive $100 million in interest payments.
▪️The missed payments follow a series of tough sanctions on Russia after it invaded #Ukraine.
#US officials on Texas lorry deaths:
▪️46 bodies processed so far
▪️16 people, 12 adults, four children sent to hospital
▪️Patients were hot to the touch, suffering from exhaustion
▪️Three people detained
📹| #Russia|n forces hit a shopping center with more than 1,000 civilians in Kremenchuk, #Ukraine, with a missile.
▪️Zelenskiy said that, "Russian missiles hit a shopping mall in Kremenchuk. There were more than a thousand civilians during the attack."
#NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg:
▪️We need to take into account concerns of our allies, in this case Türkiye, on new memberships
▪️I won't make any promises, but I can assure that we work actively to achieve progress