Vladimir Putin: West’s desire for global dominance raises risk of conflict

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the West’s desire to maintain its dominance on the world stage increases the risk of conflict. “The potential for conflict in the world is growing and this is a direct result of the efforts of the Western elites to maintain their political, financial, military and ideological … Read more

Putin has a plan to flee to South America if he loses the war in Ukraine, former aide says

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, on November 29, 2022. Contributor/Getty Images The Kremlin began devising an evacuation plan for Putin in the northern hemisphere in the spring, a former aide said. These are flights to Venezuela or Argentina, said ex-speechwriter Abbas Gallyamov. Putin first considered a plan to evacuate to China, but later … Read more

Brittney Griner Released: Russia Frees WNBA Star In Prisoner Swap; US releases arms dealer Viktor Bout

WASHINGTON — Russia released WNBA star Brittney Griner Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, as the US released notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The trade, at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine, achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden, but came at a high price — and left an American imprisoned … Read more

Zelensky set the date for the “end of the war”… and Russia reacted quickly

The Kremlin said the war “could end tomorrow if Zelensky wanted it to.” For its part, Russia’s foreign ministry announced on Thursday that the United States intends to fuel the conflict in Ukraine at least until the end of 2025. The Russian news agency “Sputnik” quoted Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a press … Read more

Zelensky set the date for the “end of the war”… and Russia reacted quickly

The Kremlin said the war “could end tomorrow if Zelensky wanted it to.” For its part, Russia’s foreign ministry announced on Thursday that the United States intends to fuel the conflict in Ukraine at least until the end of 2025. The Russian news agency “Sputnik” quoted Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a press … Read more

Putin says nuclear tensions are ‘rising’, but Moscow will not be the first to deploy

However, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that the risk of using nuclear weapons in the conflict in Ukraine has been reduced thanks to international pressure on Russia. “One thing has changed for now: Russia has stopped threatening to use nuclear weapons,” Scholz said in an interview with Germany’s Funke media group. “The priority now is … Read more

The threat of nuclear weapons has increased, but ‘we have not gone mad’: Putin

LONDON/KIEV: Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that his army may be fighting in Ukraine for a long time, but said there will be no second call-up of soldiers for now. Putin has rarely spoken about the length of a war he started more than nine months ago, but he told loyalists at a televised … Read more

Putin says war in Ukraine may be ‘long process’ but further mobilization is not necessary – National

Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that his army could fight in Ukraine for a long time, but there will be no second call-up of soldiers for now. Putin has rarely spoken about the length of a war he started more than nine months ago, but he told loyalists at a televised rally on Wednesday … Read more

Vladimir Putin denies Western allegations of nuclear saber-rattling

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described the country’s nuclear arsenals as a deterrent to the Ukrainian conflict, but demurred when challenged to make a promise that Russia would not be the first to use them. Asked by a member of the presidential Human Rights Council to force Russia to abjure a first strike, … Read more

Putin warns of “prolonged” conflict in Ukraine as Russia misses major military targets

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned of a protracted military intervention in Ukraine, more than nine months into a conflict the Kremlin had hoped would end after a days-long attack on Kiev. His remarks came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said new Russian attacks on a market and gas station had killed six people … Read more