Ukraine’s government says Russia has launched a fresh series of missile attacks across the country, with air raid sirens sounding today in the capital Kyiv and other cities. This follows reports of intense battles in the eastern Donetsk region. Large sections of the city of Bakhmut have been destroyed after months of attacks.
Meanwhile, a new report shows global arms sales increased for the seventh consecutive year in 2021, rising to $592 billion. On Friday, Northrop Grumman unveiled its $700 million B-21 stealth bomber. The U.S. Air Force reportedly plans to buy at least 100 of the warplanes, which can deliver conventional and thermonuclear weapons. CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin blasted the “ominous death machine,” telling Common Dreams, “One thing the world definitely does not need is another stealth bomber.”