Russia set to take over UN Security Council presidency amid war in Ukraine

Russia is set to chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council as it continues to wage its year-long war against neighboring Ukraine, drawing criticism from Ukrainian leaders. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed at the top The Security Council cracked down on an April meeting in … Read more

How Russian support is growing in the developing world

A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit earlier this month assessed that net support for Russia has risen in the year since the invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow steps up its footfall with previously neutral countries. or geopolitically unaligned. By assessing countries’ implementation of sanctions, UN voting patterns, national political trends and official statements as … Read more

Is the Russian boss of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, in the running to oust Vladimir Putin?

Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin made a name for himself by having his men kill as many Ukrainians as possible on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, but some analysts now say he is vying for the president’s throne. “Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin could use his influence in Russia’s mainstream media landscape to present himself … Read more

Zelensky invites Chinese Xi to visit Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping to visit Ukraine for an interview on Tuesday. “We’re ready to see it here,” Zelensky told The Associated Press. “I want to speak with him. I had contact with him before the large-scale war. But all this year, more than a year, I haven’t had one. … Read more

Russian female doctors used as sex slaves by officers

According to a report, female Russian combat medics serving in Ukraine are being pressured into becoming so-called “field wives” – or sex slaves. Independent media outlet Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty published an interview with a member of the service on Tuesday who said male officers force women into sexual slavery – and those who refuse … Read more

Depleted uranium shells, armor-piercing munitions headed for Ukraine

By-product of uranium enrichment, depleted uranium has been stripped of most – but not all – of its radioactivity and is dense enough to pierce many types of armor. The British government confirmed last week that he would provide Ukraine with the ammunition necessary for its fight against Russia. Russian President Vladimir Poutine reacted to … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

58 minutes ago ‘Post-apocalyptic’ scenes in Avdiivka, near Bakhmut, as fighting rages Residential buildings damaged by Russian strikes in the frontline town of Avdiivka on March 23, 2023, Ukraine. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Intense attacks on the town of Avdiivka in eastern Donetsk and the damage they caused prompted a Ukrainian … Read more

New Russian campaign tries to inspire men to fight in Ukraine

TALLINN, Estonia — Advertisements promise cash bonuses and enticing perks. Recruiters make cold calls to eligible men. Enrollment offices work with universities and social service agencies to attract students and the unemployed. A new campaign is underway this spring across Russia, seeking recruits to replenish its troops for the war in Ukraine. As fighting continues … Read more

Ukraine calls for emergency UN meeting to counter Russia’s ‘nuclear blackmail’

Ukraine calls for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday after Russia said it had reached an agreement to station nuclear weapons in Belarus, calling on the United States and other world powers to counter the “nuclear blackmail” of the Kremlin. “Ukraine awaits effective measures to counter the nuclear blackmail of … Read more

NATO condemns Putin for ‘dangerous’ nuclear rhetoric | Russo-Ukrainian War

NATO has slammed Vladimir Putin for what it called “dangerous and irresponsible” nuclear rhetoric after the Russian president announced his country would station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Putin said on Saturday the deployment was similar to moves by the United States, which stores such weapons at bases in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and … Read more