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Taiwan vows counter-attack if Chinese forces enter its territory

Taiwan vows counter-attack if Chinese forces enter its territory

YIMOU LEE TAIWAN said it would exercise its right to self-defence and counter-attack if Chinese armed forces entered its territory, as Beijing increased military activities near the democratically governed island. Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its own against the strong objections of the Taipei government, has held military exercises around the island this month in reaction to a visit to Taipei by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Taiwanese defence officials said China's "high intensity" military patrols near Taiwan continued and Beijing's intention to make the Taiwan Strait separating the two sides its "inner sea" would become the main…
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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says it will fight for all territory amid fierce battle in east

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says it will fight for all territory amid fierce battle in east

PAVEL POLITYUK and ABDELAZIZ BOUMZAR UKRAINE will fight to recover all its territory occupied by Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday, as his troops struggled to hold their ground in bloody street-to-street fighting in the city of Sievierodonetsk. "We have already lost too many people to simply cede our territory," Zelenskiy said by video link at an event hosted by Britain's Financial Times newspaper. "We have to achieve a full de-occupation of our entire territory." Zelenskiy's remarks responded forcefully to suggestions that Ukraine must cede territory to Russia to end the war, now in its fourth month. French…
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