A British warship has been forced to confront Russian forces off the coast of Crimea, as Russia claims UK officials were moving into its Black Sea territory.
Britain denies the allegations, saying the vessel was merely making a legal and innocent voyage through the area.
In retaliation, a Russian warplane dropped bombs into the ocean and a patrol boat fired several rounds of warning shots to prevent Britain’s H-M-S Defender from moving any further into the territory.
The BBC had a reporter on board the vessel at the time of the incident, who confirms Russian warplanes and naval vessels were “buzzing” the British navy.
Russia claims the ship moved three kilometers inside its territory in Crimea, with the nation’s borders extending to 22.2 kilometres from its coastline.
British officials refused to confirm the allegations…
The UK’s Defense Secretary says the HMS Defender “entered an internationally recognised traffic separation corridor.”
The Secretary continued by saying “as is routine, Russian vessels shadowed her passage and she was made aware of training exercises in her wider vicinity.”
However, the BBC journalist who was onboard supported Russia’s claims, saying “increasingly hostile warnings were issued over the radio – including one that said ‘if you don’t change course I’ll fire,”
The Defense Secretary’s statement continues by adding “no warning shots have been fired at HMS Defender… and we do not recognise the claim that bombs were dropped in her path”.
Are U.S. voters rebuking Joe Biden over his Israel policy?
The Israel-Hamas War is entering a sixth month.
During a recent trip in New York, President Joe Biden was asked when a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas might start.
He said he hopes a pause in hostilities can take effect in the coming days to allow for remaining hostages to be released.
Jonathan Tobin, the editor-in-chief of Jewish News Syndicate joins Veronica Dudo. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #IsraelHamas #war #Israel #Hamas #ceasefire
Putin threatens West with nuclear strike
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a direct threat to employ nuclear weapons against the West, accusing NATO and the United States of preparing to strike Russia.
Putin delivered this ominous warning during his annual address to the nation, raising global tensions to unprecedented levels.
During his speech, Putin accused NATO and the US of deceptive maneuvers, alleging their intentions to launch an attack on Russian territory.
He emphasised Russia’s readiness to defend itself, boasting of its modernized nuclear arsenal and asserting the capability to defeat any potential aggressors on their own soil.
The Russian leader’s words carried a chilling reminder of the destructive power at his disposal, stating, “They have to understand that we also have weapons, weapons that can defeat them on their own territory.”
Such rhetoric underscores the grave risk of escalating conflict and the potential catastrophic consequences of nuclear warfare.
Putin warned that the deployment of troops to Ukraine by NATO countries could lead to a real risk of nuclear war.
He emphasised Russia’s determination to strengthen its military presence in response to perceived threats from neighboring nations aligning with Western alliances.
In addition to military concerns, Putin criticized Western efforts to engage Russia in an arms race, vowing to bolster Russia’s defense capabilities while accusing the West of attempting to weaken the country economically and politically.
Despite escalating tensions and global condemnation of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Putin sought to rally support domestically, praising Russian unity and resilience in the face of adversity.
He portrayed Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine as a defensive measure to safeguard national interests and protect Russian citizens.
Putin’s aggressive stance towards the West underscores the deepening rift between Russia and Western powers, raising fears of a potential conflict with far-reaching consequences.
FAA gives Boeing 30 days to fix 737 MAX program
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued Boeing a 90-day deadline to devise a comprehensive plan for enhancing quality control procedures after a recent incident involving a 737 Max aircraft.
Less than two months following an alarming occurrence where a door plug blew out of a 737 Max aircraft just nine minutes into an Alaska Airlines flight, the FAA has demanded Boeing to present a thorough strategy to address quality control deficiencies.
The incident, which took place on Flight 1282, revealed that essential bolts required to secure an unused door panel on the nearly new aircraft were missing, according to a preliminary investigation conducted earlier this month.
The door plug had been removed and reinstalled at Boeing’s Renton, Washington, factory where the 737 Max is manufactured.
This incident adds to a string of production issues plaguing Boeing’s flagship aircraft.
In response to the FAA’s directive, Boeing affirmed its commitment to developing a comprehensive action plan with measurable benchmarks.
The aerospace giant assured that its leadership is fully dedicated to meeting this challenge head-on.
FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker emphasized the need for Boeing to implement substantial and enduring improvements, emphasizing that foundational changes will necessitate ongoing commitment from the company’s leadership.
The FAA intends to hold Boeing accountable at every stage of the process, ensuring that mutually agreed milestones and expectations are met.
How to manage a successful & cost-effective side gig
AI pushes the Nasdaq to a record-breaking close
Finding the perfect balance between AI and education
Crypto.com accidentally transfers $10.5m to woman instead of $100
What is happening between SHIB and Vitalik? | TICKER VIEWS
Russia has cancelled itself. But the world should beware of poking the Russian bear￼
Tech4 days ago
Mass production for Nvidia’s AI semiconductors begins
Shows2 days ago
Blockchain & digital assets – Deep dive into services & laws
Tech4 days ago
Google plans to relaunch ‘woke’ Gemini image tool
Money4 days ago
Gen Z are choosing mental health over work
News3 days ago
Is China’s space rise a challenge to the U.S?
Shows2 days ago
What is the future of ‘permission-less’ blockchain?
Tech3 days ago
Nvidia’s remarkable growth sparks AI-space race
Leaders3 days ago
Who will be the winners and losers of EV adoption?