Putin shoots dead ‘neo-Nazis’ in Ukraine on Holocaust Remembrance Day

The claims have been disputed by the Ukrainian government and the country’s Jewish community. The victory of the Soviet Union over Hitler’s army – long a symbol of patriotic pride for the Russians – has been central since the beginning of the military intervention. “POLITICAL GAMES” Putin said that “attempting to revise our country’s contributions … Read more

Novak Djokovic breaks his silence on father’s photo with Vladimir Putin flag at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic has admitted that the controversy surrounding his father’s association with Russian sympathizers “got me,” but insisted the controversy had been misinterpreted. The 35-year-old Serb will go in search of a tenth title on Sunday, not even the distraction of a family member posing in front of a Russian flag with Vladimir Putin’s face … Read more

The US labels the Russian-backed Wagner Group a transnational criminal organization and imposes new sanctions

Washington The US targeted the Russian-backed Wagner Group in a new round of sanctions on Thursday, calling the mercenary group a transnational criminal organization and accusing it of atrocities in Ukraine and around the world. The Treasury Department said it has sanctioned eight individuals and 16 entities, many with links to the Wagner Group. The … Read more

Russia hits Ukraine with missiles, says promised tanks show US “direct involvement” in war “growing”

Russia launched a wave of new missile and drone attacks Ukraine Thursday, reportedly killing at least one person in the capital Kyiv and attacking the country’s already battered energy infrastructure in southern and central cities. The strikes forced officials in a number of regions to cut off electricity to cope with reduced capacity. The air … Read more

Russia says tank promises show direct and growing Western involvement in Ukraine

Russia said on Thursday it viewed the promised delivery of Western tanks to Ukraine as evidence of direct and growing involvement by the US and Europe in the conflict. The Kremlin first responded on Wednesday to announcements from the United States and Germany that they would arm Ukraine with dozens of main battle tanks in … Read more

Manpower will be crucial for Russia to mount a spring offensive – POLITICO

Jamie Dettmer is Opinion Editor at POLITICO Europe. It seems that it is only a matter of time before the Kremlin issues a new service order to replenish its depleted ranks and make up for the shortcomings of its command on the battlefield. This week, the Norwegian army chief said Russia has already suffered staggering … Read more

Russians lay flowers at monument as a form of anti-war protest

In Moscow, people have come to lay flowers at the statue of a Ukrainian poet as a makeshift memorial and anti-war protest to honor the victims of a Russian missile strike in Dnipro, Ukraine.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic’s father poses with Russian protesters in video

Novak Djokovic’s father posed with Russian protesters during a protest in support of President Vladimir Putin at the Australian Open. The tournament has been embroiled in scandal after police detained four men outside the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday evening following Djokovic’s quarter-final victory over Russia’s Andrey Rublev. Spectators in Melbourne Park were seen holding … Read more

Vladimir Putin propagandist says German parliament should be turned into ‘flat, slightly radioactive, melted down ground’

Russian propagandists have called on Vladimir Putin to take nuclear revenge on Germany after the US and Berlin agreed to send tanks to Ukraine. The US will deliver about 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Kiev, while Germany will initially provide 14 Leopard 2 tanks and allow other NATO countries to also provide tanks. Russia has … Read more

‘Doomsday Clock’ now at 90 seconds, closest to midnight ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the specter of nuclear weapons being used, the closest Earth has crept to Armageddon, a science-oriented advocacy group said, pushing the famous “Doomsday Clock” up to just 90 seconds to midnight. “We are really closer to that doomsday,” former Mongolian president Elbegdorj Tsakhia said Tuesday … Read more