Zelenskyy predicts ‘peacetime’ next year as Putin warns war will be ‘long process’ – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Wednesday he looked forward to “peacetime” for his country next year, while his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned the war could drag on. “I believe that Ukrainians will be the most influential next year as well, but already in peacetime,” Zelenskyy said, speaking in a pre-recorded video after being named … Read more

US NATO ambassador ‘not worried’ for the alliance if Trump returns – POLITICO

The U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Julianne Smith, said she was “not worried” about former President Donald Trump’s possible return to the White House. “The NATO alliance enjoys deep bipartisan support across Congress and amongst the American people,” Smith said Wednesday during the annual POLITICO 28 ranking gala. “And I’m not worried. … Read more