Kremlin Vows To Make Territories Lost To Ukraine Russian “Forever”

The Kremlin vowed to take back land lost to Kyiv within Ukrainian regions. (Filet) Moscow: The Kremlin on Wednesday vowed to take back land lost to Kyiv within regions it has annexed, saying the territories will be Ukrainian “forever”. “The given territories will be taken back,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters after Moscow suffered … Read more

In Putins Nuclear Brinksmanship, Weapons Leave Room For Warning

Vladimir Putin said Russia would use “all weapons systems available to us”. (Filet) As Vladimir Putin’s game of chicken with the US and its allies over Ukraine escalates into a new round of nuclear threats, the smaller weapons that his officials have called on him to use may provide vital hours or even days of … Read more

Ukrainian troops continue offensive, claim new gains

KYIV, UKRAINE: troops continued to push forward Monday with their offensive that has embarrassed Moscow, with Kyiv officials and foreign observers hinting at new gains in the strategic southern region of Kherson. Kherson has been one of the toughest battlefields for the Ukrainians, with slower progress when compared with Ukraine’s offensive breakout around the country’s … Read more

Ukraine Town “Completely Cleared” Of Russian Troops: Volodymyr Zelensky

Volodymyr Zelensky said that Lyman was “completely cleared” of Moscow’s troops. (Filet) Kyiv: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that Lyman, a key town located in one of the four Ukrainian regions that Russia annexed, was “cleared” of Moscow’s troops. The latest development — a feature of Ukraine’s weeks-long counteroffensive against Moscow’s invasion — comes … Read more

Ukraine Forces Enter Key Town In Region Annexed By Russia

An Ukrainian soldier looks out from a tank in the frontline city of Lyman, Donetsk region. Kyiv: Ukrainian forces entered the eastern stronghold of Lyman on Saturday after encircling thousands of Russian troops, Kyiv said, in a battlefield rebuttal to the Kremlin a day after it proclaimed the swathe of its territory part of Russia. … Read more

Russia Abandons Annexed Ukrainian City, Putin Ally Wants Nuclear Response

Ukrainian soldiers drive an armored personnel carrier in the recently retaken area. Kyiv: Russia said on Saturday its troops had abandoned their bastion of Lyman in Ukraine’s east for fear of encirclement and the leader of Chechnya, a close Kremlin ally, said Moscow should consider using a low-yield nuclear weapon in response. The fall of … Read more

Europe agrees to oil and gas windfall tax amid ‘insane race’ to tame energy crisis

London CNN Business — EU governments agreed Friday to tax the windfall profits of oil and gas companies and to cap the revenues of some electricity generators as the cost of Europe’s energy crisis spirals higher. But energy ministers from the 27 EU member states failed to reach an agreement on a proposal by the … Read more

Germany will borrow $200 billion to cap consumers’ energy bills

London CNN Business — The German government announced plans to borrow €200 billion ($195 billion) to cap natural gas prices for households and businesses. That’s a bigger price tag than the £150 billion ($165 billion) the UK government is expected to borrow to finance its own price cap. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is trying to … Read more

Kremlin Suspects Foreign “State Involvement” In Nord Stream Pipeline Leaks

The pipelines still contained gas although they were not operational. (Filet) Moscow: The Kremlin said Thursday that a foreign likely responsible for an incident state that resulted in the Stream gas leaks at the Nord 1 and 2 pipelines linking Russia to Europe. “It’s very difficult to imagine that such a terrorist act could happen … Read more

Wagner: Putin’s ‘chef’ Yevgeny Prigozhin admits creating mercenary outfit in 2014

CNN — Yevgeny Prigozhin, one of Russia’s most elusive oligarchs, now admits to founding the private military company known as Wagner in 2014, reversing years of denials about his connection to the shadowy outfit. Prigozhin is so close to the Kremlin that he is known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “chef.” On social media on … Read more