Russia’s former president threatens to unleash nuclear war if his country loses the war with Ukraine

(CNN) Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday threatened to use nuclear weapons if his country lost the war in Ukraine. “The loss of a nuclear power in a conventional war could lead to the outbreak of a nuclear war,” Medvedev, who holds the position of deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, said via Telegram. … Read more

“How dares he?” ..America on Lavrov’s Comparison of the West’s Response to the Invasion of Ukraine with “Hitler and Napoleon’s Plans”

(CNN) — The White House responded Wednesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s comparison of the West’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the “tactics” of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. words.” “How dare he compare anything to the Holocaust? Anything, let alone the war they started,” John Kirby, the National Security Council’s strategic communications … Read more

On New Year’s Day, Putin berates West for hypocrisy, aggression

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin used his New Year’s address to the nation to accuse Western countries of aggression and use the conflict in Ukraine to undermine Moscow. Putin delivered the video address, which was shown on state television in each of Russia’s 11 time zones on Saturday, from a military headquarters with soldiers in … Read more

Evidence of Russian crimes mounts as the war in Ukraine continues

Kyiv, Ukraine — Ten months after Russia’s latest invasion of Ukraine, overwhelming evidence shows that Kremlin forces have waged all-out war in disregard for international laws governing the treatment of civilians and conduct on the battlefield. Ukraine is investigating more than 58,000 potential Russian war crimes: murders, kidnappings, indiscriminate bombings and assaults. Reporting by The … Read more

Indiana blocks Chinese app TikTok from state devices

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has blocked Chinese social media app TikTok from state devices, the tech agency said Thursday. The Indiana Office of Technology “blocked the use of TikTok in our state system and on our state devices” starting Dec. 7, office spokesman Graig Lubsen told The Journal Gazette. The Office of Technology “constantly tests the … Read more

US commemorates Paul Whelan’s detention in Russia

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration marks the four-year anniversary of the detention in Russia of US businessman Paul Whelan, whose continued imprisonment is one of many major irritations in the torn relations between Washington and Moscow. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Wednesday that securing Whelan’s release remains a top government priority. … Read more

Russia says it shot down a Ukrainian drone near the airbase

Kyiv, Ukraine — The Russian military reported on Monday that it had shot down a Ukrainian drone approaching an airbase deep in Russia, the second time the airbase had been targeted this month, raising questions about the effectiveness of Russian air defenses if drones can go that far into the country. fly. Russia’s defense ministry … Read more

President of Ukraine back in Kiev, Russia continues attacks

Kyiv, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued another defiant sound on his return to his country’s capital Friday after his wartime visit to the United States, saying his troops are “working towards victory” even as Russia launches new attacks in launched all over the country. Zelenskyy posted on his Telegram account that he is … Read more

Russia reacts to the fact that the European Union has set a ceiling on gas prices

(CNN) – The Kremlin on Monday described the agreement reached by European Union countries on setting a cap on gas prices as “unacceptable and inconsistent with the pricing process in the market,” according to Russia’s “RIA Novosti” news agency. . Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the measure was “unacceptable and contrary to the pricing process … Read more

Ukraine: Russian attacks thwarted, wreckage hits buildings

Kyiv, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities said they thwarted a Russian attack on Kiev and the surrounding region on Wednesday when their air defense system destroyed 13 explosive-laden drones, though wreckage damaged five buildings without causing any casualties. The attempted strikes underlined how vulnerable Ukraine’s capital remains to the regular Russian attacks that have devastated infrastructure … Read more