Lyman: Russian forces retreat from strategic Donetsk city a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Russian forces retreated from Lyman, a strategic city for its operations in the east, the Russian defense ministry said Saturday, just a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region that’s been declared illegal by the West. “In connection with the creation of a threat of encirclement, allied troops were withdrawn from … Read more

Putin Has Left the World No Other Option But Regime Change

Vladimir Putin must go. His demented Kremlin speech Friday, during a ceremony in which he feebly asserted Russia was annexing portions of Ukraine, made the strongest case for the necessity of regime change in Moscow that any world leader has yet to make. But it has been clear the Russian dictator must be removed from … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for Sept. 26, 2022

U.S. Joint Chiefs Chair Milley speaks with his Ukrainian counterpart to reaffirm U.S. commitment US Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holds a press briefing about the US military drawdown in Afghanistan, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC September 1, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images U.S. Chairman … Read more

Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavril Grigorov | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the … Read more

Russia drafts anti-war protesters into military amid nationwide demonstrations: monitoring group

CNN — More than 1,300 people were detained across Russia on Wednesday for participating in nationwide anti-war protests – with some directly conscripted into the military, according to a monitoring group, after leader Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization” of citizens for his faltering invasion of Ukraine. Images and videos show police cracking down on … Read more

Putin speech: Russia announces immediate ‘partial mobilization’ of citizens for its offensive in Ukraine

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the immediate “partial mobilization” of Russian citizens in an escalation of Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine and pledged to use “all means” to defend the country and its people. “Our country also has various means of destruction and in some components more modern than those of the NATO … Read more

How Russia could react after its humiliating defeats in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches with binoculars the Tsentr-2019 military exercise at the Donguz range near Orenburg city on September 20, 2019. Alexei Nikolsky | Afp | Getty Images Russia has been tight-lipped about its latest defeats in Ukraine, and strategists fear Moscow could look to punish Kyiv severely for its victories on the battlefield … Read more

Putin’s threatens to let Europe ‘freeze’ raising energy rationing risk

“We will not supply gas, oil, coal, heating oil — we will not supply anything,” Putin said. Sergey Karpukhin | Afp | Getty Images Europe was already facing a difficult and unpredictable winter when it came to its energy supplies as it looks to phase out all Russian imports. But Russian President Vladimir Putin on … Read more

U.S. aims to preserve ‘dictatorship’ while Europe is sacrificed

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the West has been reluctant to recognize “irreversible tectonic shifts” in international relations and that the Asia-Pacific region has become a magnet for human resources, capital and production capacities. Michael Svetlov | Getty ImagesNews | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused the US of wanting to maintain … Read more

Gorbachev mourned as rare world leader but some still bitter

BERLIN (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachevthe last leader of the Soviet Union and for many the man who restored democracy to then-communist-ruled European nations, was greeted Wednesday as a rare leader who changed the world and for a time brought hope for peace among the superpowers. But the man who died Tuesday at 91 was also … Read more