On Friday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated that the United States is concentrating on removing a Chinese balloon from its airspace and that it...
Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated on Thursday that an investigation is currently being conducted in Moscow into allegations that OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) established a former special monitoring mission (SMM) was involved in the preparation of armed actions by Ukraine in Donbas. Fifty-seven countries are participating in the OSCE, formerly the CSCE (Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe). The SMM of the OSCE to Ukraine began operations on 21 March 2014 and will conclude operations on 31 March 2022. The SMM was a civilian, unarmed mission operating 24/7 on the ground in Ukraine. Its primary responsibilities were to observe and report impartially and objectively on the security...
On Friday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated that the United States is concentrating on removing a Chinese balloon from its airspace and that it is too early to declare any other activities regarding the incident. According to Eric Schmitt, a senator from Missouri, the Chinese balloon was getting close to the Whiteman Air Force Base, where the B-2 strategic stealth bombers are stationed. Schmitt tweeted that the Chinese "spy balloon" is "right now" heading for Whiteman Base, "home of the stealth bombers," which is "absolutely unbelievable." Whiteman is a key military air base where the U.S. 8th Air Force's 509th Bomber Wing is based; it is the sole unit equipped with B-2 Spirit strategic bombers. It is...