German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has said that the country's military must become combat-ready quickly. But that will require a major long-term overhaul, and experts doubt that will be easy.
Li Shangfu has not been seen in public since August 29. Insider sources reportedly said he is under investigation after China's military procurement unit ordered an internal "clean-up."
After corruption allegations in the defense ministry, Ukraine's President Zelenskyy is bringing in a new leader. Rustem Umerov has strong links to Crimea — and to Turkey.
One of the Wagner Group boss' biggest complaints was about how Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu was running the Ukraine war. But little has been said about Shoigu's future — as yet.
Putin said Russia and China a cooperating closely on strategic issues. Meanwhile, foreign ministers from the G7 have reiterated their support for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is visiting Lithuania, where he will hold talks with the country's leadership and meet German soldiers.
Russia's Defense Ministry said that Sergei Shoigu had met with soldiers on the front line in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the UK has warned Ukraine's hold on Bakhmut is under pressure. DW has the latest.
The German media is reporting that Boris Pistorius, interior minister of Lower Saxony, will become Olaf Scholz's new defense minister.