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

The Pope on Ukraine

“We need to move away from the usual Little Red Riding Hood pattern, in that Little Red Riding Hood was good and the wolf was the bad one. Something global is emerging and the elements are very much entwined.” — Pope Francis