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

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

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

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

Ukraine says it has sent animal eyes to some embassies and consulates

Kyiv, Ukraine — Ukrainian embassies and consulates in six European countries have received packages of animal eyes in recent days, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook that the “bloody packages” were received by the Ukrainian embassies in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia and Italy, as well as consulates … Read more

In the Russian ‘torture dungeon’ in Kherson, Ukraine

Ukraine has revealed the macabre inside of a Russian “torture dungeon” found in liberated Kherson. The gruesome find was made during a patrol through the city by the SBU secret service and state police officers, apparently tipped off by local residents. Here, in inhumane conditions, the invaders interrogated “local patriots” who “refused to cooperate with … Read more

Ukraine, China and the US dominate friction at the G-20 summit in Bali

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Disagreements over Russia’s war against Ukraine and lingering tensions between the US and China are proving ominous backdrops for world leaders gathering on Indonesia’s tropical island of Bali on Tuesday for a summit of the Group of 20 Largest Economies. With recession looming and central banks battling decades of high inflation … Read more

Zelensky announces the entry of Ukrainian troops into Kherson… and the Russian army confirms its withdrawal

(CNN) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Friday that Ukrainian special forces units had entered the city of Kherson, saying: “Today is a historic day for Ukraine and we will return to the south of our country.” And about the appearance of Ukrainian flags in the city even before the arrival of the army, … Read more

Russia rejoins key deal on wartime Ukrainian grain exports

Kyiv, Ukraine — Diplomatic efforts have salvaged a war deal that would allow Ukrainian grain and other commodities to reach world markets, with Russia saying it would abide by the deal after Ukraine promised not to use a special Black Sea corridor to attack Russian forces. But Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Moscow reserves … Read more