UK steps up sanctions on Putin ally Belarus with new measures

The UK steps up its sanctions against Putin’s ally Belarus with new measures, including a ban on iron and steel imports. The new package of restrictions will ban Belarus iron and steel imports It will also stop the export of British artwork and design items to the country. Belarus facilitated Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine … Read more

Russian troops flee Cobra Island days after Ukraine bombs Black Sea outpost

Russian troops hastily abandoned Cobra Island today, in a fresh blow to Putin’s invasion, just days after Ukraine’s armed forces launched a crippling rocket attack on the outpost. The 100-acre piece of land is a favorable strategic position, situated about 80 miles off the southern coast of Ukraine on the Black Sea. Russia took the … Read more

NATO expansion closes in on Russia as Putin criticizes ‘imperial’ alliance

MADRID: The United States has promised to strengthen Europe’s defenses following the The Russian invasion of Ukrainewhen NATO declared Moscow the West’s greatest threat – prompting Vladimir Putin to attack the alliance’s “imperial ambitions”. Meeting in Madrid on Wednesday, NATO leaders said Russia “is the most significant and direct threat to the security of allies … Read more

US announces new G7 sanctions against Russia’s defense sector

US President Joe Biden during the G7 Summit in Elmau, Germany. (AP photo) ELMAU CASTLE, GERMANY: The United States announced on Monday new G7 sanctions targeting Russia’s defense industry in an attempt to undermine the Kremlin’s ability to maintain the military machine during its invasion of ukraine. “G7 leaders will align and expand targeted sanctions … Read more

European Parliament APPROVES Ukraine’s candidacy to the EU… but it could take DECADES before the country joins

The European Parliament approved Ukraine’s attempt to join the EU in a vote supported by an overwhelming majority of MPs. Leaders of member states will meet in Brussels later today to discuss requests to formally grant Ukraine ‘candidate status’ to join the bloc, as Russian forces slowly advance in the eastern Donbas region. But some … Read more

Putin threatens to deploy new Satan II nuclear missile – which can reach UK in just three minutes

Putin threatens to deploy new Satan II nuclear missile – which can reach Britain in just three minutes – by the end of 2022 Putin also says Russia will increase military after damage suffered in Ukraine He praised his ‘hero’ soldiers as he welcomed military graduates to the Kremlin President said the first Sarmat missiles … Read more

China will support Russia on security, Xi tells Putin in birthday phone call

Hong Kong CNN — Chinese leader Xi Jinping reiterated his support for Moscow on “sovereignty and security” issues in a call with his counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, maintaining his support for the countries’ partnership despite the global backlash against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking on his 69th birthday, Xi also vowed to deepen strategic … Read more

Two American fighters Drueke and Huynh are missing in Ukraine and feared to be captured

CNN — Two Americans fighting alongside Ukrainian forces north of Kharkiv have been missing for nearly a week and there are fears they may have been captured by Russian forces, according to their families and a fellow soldier. The men are Alexander John-Robert Drueke, 39, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, of … Read more

Former PM says Putin is ‘out of his mind’, war in Ukraine could last two years

PARIS — He was Vladimir Putin’s first prime minister, but Mikhail Kasyanov never, in his worst nightmares, imagined that his former boss would unleash a full-scale war against Ukraine. Speaking to AFP in a video interview, Kasyanov, Russia’s prime minister from 2000 to 2004, said he hoped the war could last up to two years … Read more

War in Ukraine ‘will have no winner’, says UN on 100th day of fighting

KYIV (Reuters) – The United Nations (UN) said on Friday there would be no winner of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the conflict entered its 100th day and Moscow forces pressed deeper into the eastern region of Ukraine. Donbas. “This war has and will not have a winner. Instead, we have witnessed for 100 days … Read more