NATO’S STRATEGIC CONCEPT “At the conclusion of this week’s NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, the members of NATO, including most European states as well as the United States and Canada, adopted a strategy document outlining plans to militarize the European continent, massively escalate the war with Russia, and prepare for war with China.” — WSWS

Ukraine granted EU candidate status

“Considerable efforts will be needed, especially in the fight against corruption and the establishment of an effective rule of law. But I am convinced that it is precisely the (postwar) reconstruction of Ukraine that will provide opportunities to take important steps forward.” — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo