05 May 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing DoD 05 May 2022
- Sustainment Soldiers support DEFENDER-Europe 22 Army News 05 May 2022 -- During training exercises and real-world operations in Europe, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade is often tasked with issuing Army Prepositioned Stocks-2, or APS-2, equipment to rotational forces and deploying units.
- 405th AFSB supports DEFENDER-Europe 22 with APS-2 bridge system, boats Army News 05 May 2022 -- During training exercises and real-world operations in Europe, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade is often tasked with issuing Army Prepositioned Stocks-2, or APS-2, equipment to rotational forces and deploying units.
- Over 200 sailors moved off US aircraft carrier after multiple suicides Press TV 05 May 2022 -- More than 200 sailors have moved off the USS George Washington aircraft carrier following a series of deaths and suicides among the crew, according to the US Navy.
- USNS John Lewis Conducts Acceptance Trials US Navy 05 May 2022 -- USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy's lead ship of its new class of fleet replenishment oilers, conducted Acceptance Trials, April 25.
- Keel Authenticated for Future USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207) US Navy 05 May 2022 -- The keel for the future USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207), the Navy's 3rd John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was laid at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO), April 30.
- Keel Authenticated for Future USS John L. Canley US Navy 05 May 2022 -- The keel for the future USS John L. Canley (ESB 6), the Navy's fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), was laid at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego on April 30.
- LCS begins first deployment in Sixth Fleet US Navy 05 May 2022 -- In a historic moment for the region, a Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11), deployed to U.S. Sixth Fleet's area of operations, supporting U.S. and NATO Ally and Partner interests in Europe and Africa.
- USS Arlington (LPD 24), 22 MEU Arrive in Greece for Bilateral Training US Navy 05 May 2022 -- The San Antonio-class dock landing ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), attached to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), arrived in Volos, Greece for a scheduled port visit in support of the U.S.- Greek (Hellenic) bilateral training exercise Alexander the Great 2022 (ATG22), May 4, 2022.
- Readout of Phone Call Between Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and ROK Minister of National Defense Suh Wook DoD 05 May 2022
- Deputy Secretary General addresses NATO Resilience Symposium 2022 NATO 05 May 2022 -- On Thursday (5 May 2022), Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană virtually addressed participants at the NATO Resilience Symposium 2022, co-organised in Warsaw by the Government of Poland, NATO Headquarters, and Supreme Allied Command Transformation.
- Blinken Reassures Sweden's Linde US Backs NATO Open Door as Stockholm Preps Application Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a telephone call with his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde discussed the United States' support for NATO's open door policy, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a press release.
- Russia practices 'nuclear-capable' missile strikes amid Ukraine war Press TV 05 May 2022 -- Russia has simulated nuclear-capable missile strikes in the western enclave of Kaliningrad in the Baltic Sea, in a potential signal to the West, which has been heavily backing Ukraine, and an indication of how the conflict in Ukraine could escalate.
- Aircraft carrier Liaoning hosts fighter jet drills in Philippine Sea, 'displays confidence' Global Times 05 May 2022 -- The aircraft carrier Liaoning of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy hosted fighter jet drills in the Philippine Sea on Tuesday, Japan's defense ministry said on Wednesday, soon after the PLA Navy announced the carrier group sailed into the West Pacific for a routine, realistic combat far sea training mission.
- MH-60R chopper purchase likely to be canceled due to price CNA 05 May 2022 -- A proposal to buy 12 MH-60R anti-submarine warfare helicopters from the United States will likely be canceled due to the high price of the choppers, Taiwan's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said at a legislative session on Thursday.
- High cost likely to derail Taiwan purchase of US helicopters Radio Free Asia 05 May 2022 -- Days after Taiwan confirmed its plan to acquire American-made howitzers has been delayed because of the war in Ukraine, the island's military is facing another snag in acquiring the U.S. defense equipment - this time because of cost.
- Norway Tests New 'Milestone' Mobile Air Defence Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- The test of NASAMS high-mobility launcher marks the first time the Norwegian army is getting mobile air defence. In the past, it relied on static air defences and for over a decade had none whatsoever due to military spending cuts.
- Iran-Russia arms cooperation has no obstacles: Russian envoy People's Daily 05 May 2022 -- Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Wednesday that there are no obstacles to arms cooperation between Tehran and Moscow, semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
- Service ends for 'Invincible 88' HMAS Maitland Australia DOD 05 May 2022 -- HMAS Maitland has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her home port of Darwin on April 28.
- Australia to Develop Unmanned Submarines Amid Growing Tensions Over Sino-Solomon Security Pact Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- Canberra's announcement on developing unmanned submarines comes amid tensions in the region over the security pact between China and the Solomon Islands. The pact has been described as a "policy failure" by Australia's federal opposition Labor Party and has taken centre stage in the ongoing federal election campaign ahead of voting on 21 May.
- U.S., South Korean Defense Leaders Condemn North Korean Missile Launch DoD News 05 May 2022 -- The North Koreans yesterday launched another ballistic missile over the waters to its east, alarming South Korea, Japan and the United States.
- Keel Laying of Second Ship - Diving Support Craft At m/s Titagarh Wagons Ltd, Kolkata India PIB 05 May 2022 -- Keel laying for the second ship of Diving Support Craft (DSC) project was held on 05 May 22 at M/s Titagarh Wagons Ltd., Kolkata. The contract for procurement of Five Diving Support Craft (Yards 325 to 329) for the Indian Navy was signed on 12 Feb 21 with M/s Titagarh Wagons Ltd., at a total project cost of Rs 174.77 Cr.
- UAE Considers Diversification of Arms Sources, Strengthening of Defense Industry Necessary Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- The United Arab Emirates considers it necessary to diversify sources of weapons and strengthen the local defense industry due to recent developments in the region and the world, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi said Thursday.
- Deputy Secretary Sherman's Meeting with Angolan Minister of State Chief Furtado US Dept. of State 05 May 2022
- Deputy Secretary Sherman's Meeting with Angolan Foreign Minister Antonio US Dept. of State 05 May 2022
- Deputy Secretary Sherman's Meeting with Angolan President Lourenço US Dept. of State 05 May 2022
- Readout of President Biden's Call with Chancellor Scholz of Germany The White House 05 May 2022
- Department Press Briefing – May 5, 2022 US Dept. of State 05 May 2022
- 5 May 2022 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 05 May 2022
- New study outlines importance of gender for children caught up in conflict UN News 05 May 2022 -- The UN's leading expert on issues facing children caught up in war, on Thursday released a new analysis on the importance of considering how gender differences impact young people during armed conflicts.
- The UK remains committed to investing in UN conflict prevention and peacebuilding UK FCDO 05 May 2022 -- Ambassador James Kariuki gave a statement at the UN High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding Financing.
- IS-K Attacks Puncture Taliban's Narrative About Establishing 'Security' In Afghanistan RFE/RL Gandhara 05 May 2022 -- The Taliban has repeatedly boasted of "defeating" its rival, the Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) militant group, and bragged about establishing complete "security" in Afghanistan in recent months.
- Syrian Families Wait to See if Presidential Amnesty Covers Loved Ones VOA 05 May 2022 -- A presidential amnesty decree issued by Syrian President Bashar al Assad to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has many families anxiously waiting to see if their loved ones will benefit from the pardon. The amnesty does not include those with blood on their hands, and it is not clear how it will affect thousands of Syrians who have fled the country during a bitter civil war, which began in March 2011.
- Junta forces kill 20 civilians in one day in Myanmar's Sagaing region Radio Free Asia 05 May 2022 -- A joint force of military troops and pro-junta militiamen killed 20 civilians earlier this week in Myanmar's war-torn Sagaing region, according to sources, who said soldiers forced some of the victims to serve as human shields and executed several others as they lay face down in the dirt.
- Israel seizes land, isolating al-Quds from rest of West Bank Press TV 05 May 2022 -- Israel has confiscated a new piece of Palestinian land to expand a project, which could isolate al-Quds from the rest of the West Bank, Palestine's official Wafa news agency reports.
- Moldovan Prime Minister Says 'No Imminent Risks' Of Spillover From War In Ukraine RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita says she sees no immediate threat of Russia's war against Ukraine spreading to her country, even as concerns grow that Moscow's military aims may be widening.
- Transdniester TV Reports 'Gunfire' At Border With Ukraine RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- A television channel in Moldova's breakaway Transdniester region is reporting that shots have been fired near one of its border crossings with Ukraine.
- Mali Official: French Army Trying to Conceal Mass Graves Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- In April, the Malian army reportedly discovered bodies buried near the former French military base in Gossi.
- Ethiopia: Essential aid reaches Tigray region, but more still needed UN News 05 May 2022 -- A convoy carrying desperately needed humanitarian aid arrived in the capital of the restive Tigray region in northern Ethiopia this past weekend, the UN reported on Thursday.
- Outbreak of Ethnic Violence Kills 5 in Kenya's Marsabit VOA 05 May 2022 -- Kenya's Marsabit county is one of the country's popular tourist attractions, but unrest generated by ethnic conflicts in the region is paralyzing economic activities, said Nuno Galma, a driver in the town.
- U.S. Response to the al-Shabab Attack in Somalia US Dept. of State 05 May 2022
- Report from the Head of OSCE Mission in Kosovo: UK response, May 2022 UK FCDO 05 May 2022 -- Ambassador Bush praises work of OSCE's Mission to Kosovo on strengthening institutions, local governance, human rights and communities.
- US Homeland Security's 'Disinformation Governance Board' Assailed by Lawmakers VOA 05 May 2022 -- A new coordinating body proposed by the Department of Homeland Security to focus its efforts at countering disinformation has run into a buzzsaw of opposition from members of Congress. Some have characterized the would-be Disinformation Governance Board as a dystopian threat to free speech.
- 14.9 million excess deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 WHO 05 May 2022 -- New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the COVID-19 pandemic (described as "excess mortality") between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021 was approximately 14.9 million (range 13.3 million to 16.6 million).
- Nearly 15 million deaths directly or indirectly linked to COVID-19 UN News 05 May 2022 -- Approximately 14.9 million deaths globally were directly or indirectly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday in new data on excess mortality attributable to the disease.
- COVID Caused 14.9 Million Excess Deaths Globally: WHO VOA 05 May 2022 -- The World Health Organization says the COVID-19 pandemic directly or indirectly caused 14.9 million deaths worldwide from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.
- US Passes 1 Million Covid Deaths as WHO Reports 15 Million Additional Global Fatalities Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found evidence that the real global death toll from COVID-19 is nearly three times higher than previously thought.
- Readout of U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland's Meeting with Five Eyes Partners and Ukraine's Prosecutor General US Dept. of Justice 05 May 2022 -- U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met virtually yesterday with Ukraine's Prosecutor General, Iryna Venediktova, together with the Attorneys General of the Five Eyes countries: the United Kingdom's Attorney General, Suella Braverman; Australia's Attorney General, Michaelia Cash; Canada's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, David Lametti; and New Zealand's Attorney General, David Parker.
- US intelligence helping Ukraine kill Russian generals: NYT Press TV 05 May 2022 -- The United States has provided intelligence about Russian units that has helped Ukrainian forces kill many of the Russian generals in the Ukraine war, according to the New York Times.
- US Reportedly Providing Ukraine With Intel Aimed at Killing Russian Generals Involved in Ukraine Ops Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- During the course of the ongoing Russian special military operation in Ukraine, the US has not only supported Kiev with unprecedented financial and military assistance, including heavy equipment, but also provided the Ukrainian army with data from its own intelligence and satellite system.
- Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on the United States preventing the Russian government delegation from attending the 21st session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 05 May 2022
- PM Bennett Speaks with Russian President Putin Israel - Prime Minister 05 May 2022 -- "In addition, the two discussed Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov's remarks. The Prime Minister accepted President Putin's apology for Lavrov's remarks and thanked him for clarifying his attitude towards the Jewish people and the memory of the Holocaust. "
- Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett President of Russia 05 May 2022 -- Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett.
- Putin Apologizes to Israel for Lavrov's Anti-Semitic Remarks VOA 05 May 2022 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly apologized to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for antisemitic comments made earlier this week by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
- Israeli Prime Minister's Office Says Putin Apologized for Lavrov's Statement Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's apology for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's statement that Adolf Hitler had Jewish blood, Bennett's office said on Thursday.
- US Preparing Strategy to Move Away From Russian Uranium Supplies, Energy Secretary Says Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- The United States is developing a strategy that would allow the country to move away from Russian uranium supplies amid the Ukraine conflict, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said on Thursday.
- Hungary "can't support" EU's new sanctions against Russia in current form: FM People's Daily 05 May 2022 -- Hungary's government cannot responsibly support the European Commission's new package of sanctions against Russia in its current form as it would "destroy" the country's security of energy supply, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday.
- German dependency on Russian energy significantly reduced: president People's Daily 05 May 2022 -- Germany's dependency on Russian energy resources has been significantly reduced, German President Frank Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday during a visit to Bucharest.
- Personal Representatives condemn anti-Semitic comments by Russian Foreign Minister OSCE 05 May 2022 -- Rabbi Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, Associate Professor Dr. Regina Polak, Personal Representative on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions and Mehmet Paçacı, Personal Representative on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims made the following statement:
- US Waives Russia Sanctions on Overflight Payments, Emergency Landings Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- The United States has waived sanctions imposed on Russia regarding overflight payments, emergency landings and air ambulance services, the Treasury Department said in a statement on Thursday.
- Russia bans Japanese top officials from entry People's Daily 05 May 2022 -- The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that 63 Japanese citizens, including top officials like Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, have been "permanently" barred from entering Russia.
- Russia Expels Seven Danish Embassy Staff In Tit-For-Tat Move RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- Russia has announced the expulsion of seven people from the Danish Embassy in Moscow in a tit-for-tat move announced by Copenhagen four weeks earlier.
- Russia Expels 7 Danish Embassy Staff in Tit-For-Tat Move VOA 05 May 2022 -- Russia has announced the expulsion of seven people from the Danish Embassy in Moscow in response to a similar move announced by Copenhagen four weeks earlier.
- Russia: UK sanctions major manufacturer of Russian steel UK FCDO 05 May 2022 -- The UK has sanctioned Evraz plc, a major manufacturer of Russian steel.
- U.K. Sanctions Russian Steelmaker Partially Owned By Tycoon Abramovich RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- The U.K. has sanctioned a steel and mining company whose biggest shareholder is billionaire Roman Abramovich as the West continues to financially punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
- Britain Revokes Recognized Status Of Moscow Stock Exchange In Blow To Russian Investment RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- Britain has revoked the Moscow Stock Exchange's (MOEX) status as a recognized stock exchange in response to restrictions that the Bank of Russia had placed on foreign investors following the implementation of financial sanctions on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.
- Iran-Russia arms cooperation has no obstacles: Russian envoy People's Daily 05 May 2022 -- Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Wednesday that there are no obstacles to arms cooperation between Tehran and Moscow, semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
- Can Azerbaijan Help Europe Kick Its Russian Gas Habit As Kremlin Threatens To Shut The Taps? RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- Russia may be using missiles and bombs in its invasion of Ukraine, but it has another weapon, less lethal but nevertheless threatening, pointed at the rest of Europe -- energy.
- 'Running Out Of Spare Parts': Plenty Of Pain Ahead For Russia's Economy RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- At first glance, Russia may seem to be adapting to the tough new sanctions imposed by Western countries over its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
- $300 Million Yacht of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch Suleiman Kerimov Seized by Fiji at Request of United States US Dept. of Justice 05 May 2022 -- Fijian law enforcement executed a seizure warrant freezing the Motor Yacht Amadea (the Amadea), a 348-foot luxury vessel owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov.
- At US Urging, Fiji Seizes Russian Oligarch's Yacht VOA 05 May 2022 -- Another Russian oligarch's yacht was seized Thursday as part of efforts to punish Russia over its war in Ukraine.
- Fiji Seizes $300 Million Superyacht Linked To Russian Oligarch Kerimov RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- Authorities in Fiji have seized a Russian-owned superyacht under a U.S. warrant as part of the sanctions imposed by Washington on Moscow over its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
- There Are No Alternatives to Russian Oil for Bulgaria Now - Company Sputnik 05 May 2022 -- There are currently no alternatives to Russian oil for Bulgaria, Lukoil's subsidiary Lukoil Neftochim Burgas said.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on May 5, 2022 PRC MofA 05 May 2022
- US senior official hypes 'China threat' for own military expansion: FM Global Times 05 May 2022 -- Some US officials frequently hype the "China threat" to make excuses for their own military expansion but what they really fear is US' hegemony being challenged, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said in response to US' Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's recent remarks.
- China: US 'deserves its name as the biggest lie maker' Press TV 05 May 2022 -- China says it has always been a victim of the US disinformation campaign, hitting back at Washington's allegations that Beijing has helped Russia produce propaganda against Ukraine.
- Both Russia, Ukraine FMs praise China's fair, just stance on current crisis in recent interviews: FM Global Times 05 May 2022 -- Foreign ministers from Russia and Ukraine praised China's fair and just stance on the current Russia-Ukraine conflicts, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a press conference on Thursday, stressing China will continue to play a constructive role on the Ukraine issue and encourage parties involved to resolve the conflict through talks and diplomatic channels.
- Measures for Preventing Crops from Drought Damage Taken in DPRK KCNA 05 May 2022 -- South Hwanghae Province in the DPRK puts primary efforts into preventing crops from drought damage.
- Iran to ramp up cooking oil imports to prevent shortages Press TV 05 May 2022 -- Iranian agriculture ministry (MAJ) plans to ramp up imports of cooking oil into the country to prevent any shortages that could be caused by the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
- More than 200 arrested for social media posts supporting Myanmar opposition Radio Free Asia 05 May 2022 -- Authorities in Myanmar have arrested more than 200 people for incitement and terrorism since late January in connection with posts they made to social media in support of opposition groups the junta has labeled terrorist organizations, according to official statements.
- German, Ukrainian Presidents Smooth Out Dispute Over Visit RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has spoken with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, amid a rift over a visit to Kyiv last month that was canceled at the last minute by Ukraine.
- India eyes rise in wheat exports amid Russia-Ukraine conflict People's Daily 05 May 2022 -- India is expected to export more wheat grains to international markets due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.
- Joint statement by President Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of India, M. Narendra Modi Élysée - President of France 04 May 2022 -- President of the French Republic Mr. Emmanuel Macron hosted Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on a working visit to Paris on 4 May 2022.
- Kazakh President Signs Decree For June 5 Referendum On Constitutional Changes RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- Kazakhstan will hold a referendum on a raft of constitutional changes as part of President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev's reforms aimed at decentralizing decision-making in the oil-rich Central Asian state.
- Kazakh Court Sentences Former Shymkent City Official For Abuse Of Office RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- The former head of the Shymkent city finance department has been sentenced to three years in prison after a court found him guilty of abuse of office in rare conviction for corruption in Kazakhstan.
- South African Opposition Chief Warns Africa to Brace for Ukraine War Impact VOA 05 May 2022 -- While South Africa's African National Congress-led government has refused to condemn Russia's war on Ukraine — preferring to take a neutral stance and calling for mediation — the Democratic Alliance Party's John Steenhuisen isn't mincing his words.
- Ukraine and China Topped Agenda on Japan's PM's SE Asia Swing VOA 05 May 2022 -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida this week used what has become a customary tour of Southeast Asia to rally support for sanctions on Russia and affirm his country's commitment to defending the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
- PM meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida: 5 May 2022 Gov.UK 05 May 2022 -- The Prime Minister hosted Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Downing Street this morning to discuss global security and deepening the close bilateral ties.
- UK and Japan set to rapidly accelerate defence and security ties with landmark agreement Gov.UK 05 May 2022 -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in London today.
- Justice Department Seeks Forfeiture of Los Angeles Mega-Mansion Purchased with Proceeds of Armenian Corruption Scheme US Dept. of Justice 05 May 2022 -- The United States is seeking the forfeiture of a more than 30,000-square-foot mega-mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, pursuant to a civil forfeiture complaint filed that alleges that the mansion was purchased with bribes paid by an Armenian businessman to the family of Gagik Khachatryan, a former high-ranking Armenian public official.
- Armenian police arrest dozens of protesters calling for PM Pashinyan to resign Press TV 05 May 2022 -- Armenian police have arrested dozens of protesters who rallied in the streets of Yerevan to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan over his handling of a territorial dispute with Azerbaijan.
- Dozens Detained In Armenia As Protesters Call For Prime Minister's Resignation RFE/RL 05 May 2022 -- Armenian police have detained dozens of demonstrators calling for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian's resignation because of what they said were unacceptable concessions made by him during negotiations with Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
- EU announces an additional €52 million to support the long-term resilience, recovery and reforms in the Republic of Moldova European Commission 05 May 2022 -- The European Union will mobilise an additional €52 million for the Republic of Moldova to advance the country's long term resilience, recovery and reforms, in particular via the implementation of the flagships foreseen in the Economic and Investment plan for its Eastern partners and support the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement.
- Somali Presidential Election Set for May 15 VOA 05 May 2022 -- Somali lawmakers have set May 15th as the date they will select the country's next president.
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