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

Ukraine downs hypersonic Russian missile using Patriot defense system

Ukraine downs hypersonic Russian missile using Patriot defense system

[ad_1] The Ukrainian military shot down a hypersonic Russian missile over Kyiv using the newly acquired Patriot missile defense system, an air force commander confirmed on Saturday. It’s the first time Ukraine has been known to intercept one of Moscow’s most sophisticated weapons, after receiving the long-sought, American-made defense batteries from the U.S., Germany and … Read more

Russia ‘evacuates’ area around major nuclear plant in Ukraine

Russia ‘evacuates’ area around major nuclear plant in Ukraine

[ad_1] Hundreds of civilians on Sunday fled Ukrainian territories under Russian control as part of an “evacuation” ahead of what’s feared to be intense fighting around an area home to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. A Ukrainian mayor slammed Moscow’s move as a cover-up operation to move troops, while the U.N. nuclear watchdog raised concerns … 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

Get out of Russia while you still can, ex-oligarch warns Western energy giants

Get out of Russia while you still can, ex-oligarch warns Western energy giants

[ad_1] Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. A new law that allows Russia to seize foreign-owned energy assets should be a final warning to Western firms to cut their losses and leave the market for good, one of the country’s most prominent exiled businessmen has cautioned. “There are no guarantees … 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

Xi promises Zelenskyy that China won’t add ‘fuel to the fire’ in Ukraine

Xi promises Zelenskyy that China won’t add ‘fuel to the fire’ in Ukraine

[ad_1] BRUSSELS — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday reassured President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Beijing would not add “fuel to the fire” of the war in Ukraine and insisted the time was ripe to “resolve the crisis politically.”  While Xi’s remarks — as reported by the state’s Xinhua news agency — made no specific reference … Read more

Baltics blast China diplomat for questioning sovereignty of ex-Soviet states

Baltics blast China diplomat for questioning sovereignty of ex-Soviet states

[ad_1] The Baltic states of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are demanding an explanation from Beijing after China’s top envoy to France questioned the independence of former Soviet countries like Ukraine. Lu Shaye, China’s ambassador to France, said in an interview on Friday with French television network LCI that former Soviet countries have no “effective status” … 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

How Russian propaganda has been forced to evolve – video

[ad_1] Ever since Vladimir Putin took office, he has maintained a firm grip on Russian media that has grown even tighter since his invasion of Ukraine. But as the president’s ‘special operation’ took a turn for the worse, the Kremlin’s propaganda machine was forced to adapt. Thanks to the work of BBC monitoring journalist Francis … Read more