Russia issues new nuclear warming as referendum in occupied Ukrainian regions comes to end

An ally of President Vladimir Putin issued a stark new nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West on Tuesday as referendums billed by Russia as a prelude to it annexing four Ukrainian regions entered their fifth and final day. Moscow’s latest broadside came as European countries rushed to investigate unexplained leaks in two Russian natural… Read More Russia issues new nuclear warming as referendum in occupied Ukrainian regions comes to end

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders partial military mobilisation

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War Two, warning the West that if it continued what he called its “nuclear blackmail” that Moscow would respond with the might of all its vast arsenal. “If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will use all available means to protect… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin orders partial military mobilisation

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for review of Ukraine grain deal

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he wanted to discuss reopening a U.N.-brokered deal that allows Ukraine to export its grain via the Black Sea after accusing Kyiv and the West of using it to deceive developing countries and Russia. Putin’s criticism, which alleged that the deal was delivering grain, fertiliser and other foodstuffs to… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for review of Ukraine grain deal

Russia continues offensive across Ukrainian regions

Russian forces pressed on with their offensive across several Ukrainian regions on Monday, while President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned of the potential for more serious attacks ahead of Ukraine’s 31st anniversary of independence from Soviet rule. Artillery shells rained down on Nikopol, a city near Zaporizhzhia – Europe’s biggest nuclear plant, while missiles struck near the… Read More Russia continues offensive across Ukrainian regions

Darya Dugina, daughter of Russian ideologue, killed in car bomb attack

The daughter of an ultra-nationalist Russian ideologue who advocates Russia absorbing Ukraine was killed in a suspected car bomb attack outside Moscow, Russian state investigators said on Sunday. Darya Dugina, daughter of prominent ideologue Alexander Dugin, was killed on Saturday evening after a suspected explosive device blew up the Toyota Land Cruiser she was driving,… Read More Darya Dugina, daughter of Russian ideologue, killed in car bomb attack

Ukraine, Russia sign deal to reopen ports for grain exports

Russia and Ukraine signed a landmark deal on Friday to reopen Ukrainian Black Sea ports for grain exports, raising hopes that an international food crisis aggravated by the Russian invasion can be eased. The accord crowned two months of talks brokered by the United Nations and Turkey aimed at what U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres… Read More Ukraine, Russia sign deal to reopen ports for grain exports