US denies any role in Kremlin drone attack

US denies any role in Kremlin drone attack

[ad_1] Washington: The US has denied Russia’s claims that the Washington had a role in the alleged drone attack on the Kremlin. A day after accusing Ukraine of carrying out the alleged attack aimed at assassinating President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was done with Washington’s support. Peskov said on Thursday that … Read more

Kremlin ‘lying’ about U.S. involvement in Moscow drone strikes, Kirby says

Kremlin ‘lying’ about U.S. involvement in Moscow drone strikes, Kirby says

[ad_1] Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy denied the accusation, and U.S. officials said they had no advanced knowledge of the attacks. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that he’d take any claims coming from the Kremlin with a “large shaker of salt.” “We don’t attack Putin or Moscow,” Zelenskyy told the Nordic broadcaster TV2 during a … Read more

Video footage emerges of Ukrainian drone attack on Kremlin

Video footage emerges of Ukrainian drone attack on Kremlin

[ad_1] Moscow: Purported footage of a Ukrainian drone strike targeting the Kremlin on Tuesday night has surfaced on a local Telegram channel, media reports said. The video shows plumes of white smoke rising into the night sky over the Grand Kremlin Palace, a 19th century building serving as the official working residence of Russian President … Read more

Russia hunts for spies and traitors — at home

Russia hunts for spies and traitors — at home

[ad_1] Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. If there were a silver lining in her son being convicted of high treason, it was that Yelena Gordon would have a rare chance to see him.  But when she tried to enter the courtroom, she was told it was already full. But those … Read more

Zelenskyy in The Hague: It’s Putin we really want to see here

Zelenskyy in The Hague: It’s Putin we really want to see here

[ad_1] Russia’s President Vladimir Putin should be tried in The Hague for war crimes, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a surprise visit to the Netherlands. “We all want to see a different Vladimir here in The Hague,” Zelenskyy said. “The one who deserves to be sentenced for these criminal actions right here, in the … Read more

Russia hits Ukraine with huge barrage of Iranian-made drones

Russia hits Ukraine with huge barrage of Iranian-made drones

[ad_1] Russia hammered Ukraine with a new barrage of missiles and drones in the early hours of Monday morning, as Moscow gears up to celebrate victory over the Nazis in World War II. In the Kyiv region, Ukrainian air defense shot down 35 Iranian-made Shahed drones, according to Ukraine’s air force. But the debris damaged several … Read more

EU to deploy mission to Moldova to combat threats from Russia

EU to deploy mission to Moldova to combat threats from Russia

[ad_1] The EU will send a civilian mission to Moldova to help the Eastern European nation combat growing threats from abroad, officials have confirmed, following a string of reports that the Kremlin is working to destabilize the former Soviet Republic. In a statement issued Monday, the bloc’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, said that the mission, … Read more

Targeted killings spark debate within Russian opposition

Targeted killings spark debate within Russian opposition

[ad_1] Jamie Dettmer is opinion editor at POLITICO Europe.  KYIV — “She’ll say whatever the FSB [Federal Security Service] wants her to say,” said Ilya Ponomarev, a former Russian lawmaker-turned-dissident who now lives in Kyiv. Discussing who was behind the bombing of a St. Petersburg café earlier this month — which left 40 injured and … Read more

‘Shocking’: Putin critic handed 25 years in prison

‘Shocking’: Putin critic handed 25 years in prison

[ad_1] MOSCOW — A Russian court on Monday slapped opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza with 25 years in prison for treason and other claimed offenses. Moscow City Court sentenced Kara-Murza to a penal colony for spreading “fake news” about the army and “cooperation with an undesirable organization,” as Russian President Vladimir Putin steps up his crackdown … Read more

Russian court dismisses jailed Wall Street Journal reporter’s appeal

Russian court dismisses jailed Wall Street Journal reporter’s appeal

[ad_1] MOSCOW — A Moscow city court on Tuesday dismissed American journalist Evan Gershkovich’s appeal to be released from a high-security jail where he is being held on espionage charges.   Gershkovich’s defense team had requested that the Wall Street Journal correspondent be transferred to house arrest, another jail or released on bail.  Although the … Read more