For doctors on the front lines of Ukraine’s war against Russia, there is little time for breaks

Andrii, a doctor who works in a Ukrainian military hospital near the front lines of the war against Russia, has virtually no time for breaks. Most important points: Andrii, who asked not to publish his last name, moved to the front from Kiev when the war started Russian troops have conquered almost the entire Luhansk … Read more

Pyongyang says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations in the face of ‘enemy forces’

Russian President Vladimir Putin told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the two countries “will expand comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations with common efforts,” Pyongyang said. Most important points: State media says the letter is intended to expand relations between North Korea and Russia Pyongyang has already recognized two Russian-backed breakaway states in eastern … Read more

North Korea and Russia expand ‘bilateral relations’, Putin tells Kim

kim Jong-un predicted that cooperation between Russia and North Korea would grow based on an agreement signed in 2019 when he met Vladimir Putin. North Korea recognized two Russian-backed breakaway “people’s republics” in eastern Ukraine in July as independent states, and officials pointed to the prospect of North Korean workers being sent to the areas … Read more

Russia leaves 10,000 soldiers behind in tactical withdrawal to the west

Russia has begun withdrawing troops across a major river to escape a Ukrainian counter-offensive, Ukrainian officials said yesterday. Mykolayiv district governor Vitaly Kim said the entire Russian command staff had withdrawn from the western bank of the Dnipro River that flows through the occupied city of Kherson in the southeast. If confirmed, an estimated 20,000 … Read more

Putin is now unlikely to succeed in occupying Ukraine – Wallace

Ben Wallace said the Russian invasion of Ukraine had “bounced” and “started to fail”, while pledging increased financial and military support for the defense of the Eastern European nation. Denmark joined the UK on Thursday in offering more aid to Ukraine at a conference in Copenhagen co-hosted by Mr Wallace. The defense minister said it … Read more

‘No one doubts Ukraine will win – the only question is how long it will last’

There is no room for distant nuance in war. If you want to win, you need your legends. The grimy details, the moral compromises, will be worked out later. That’s one of the reasons why an Amnesty International report released earlier this month accusing the Ukrainian military of endangering civilians with their combat tactics caused … Read more

Stop revealing our defense plans, Zelensky warns officials

GErhard Schroeder, increasingly mocked in Germany for his pro-Russian views, has filed a lawsuit against Germany’s lower house of parliament seeking to restore his privileges as a former chancellor, DPA reported. Schroeder, 78, was stripped of his right to government-funded office in May, amid growing dismay at his refusal to distance himself from Russian President … Read more

Kremlin spokesman Steven Seagal visits occupied Ukraine to spread propaganda

Actor Steven Seagal is pushing pro-Russian propaganda through the country’s state media and reiterating the Kremlin’s talking points in a video posted Tuesday. Footage shared by Russian state media shows the 70-year-old actor standing inside what appears to be the wreckage of a building identified as Ukraine’s Olenivka prison in Donetsk, Insider reports. In late … Read more

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

The inmates of the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit from officials, assuming it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. About a dozen left prison in the days that followed, according … Read more

New satellite images reveal massive damage at Russian air base in Crimea

A presidential adviser, Oleksiy Arestovych, cryptically said in his regular online interview that the blast was either caused by a Ukrainian-made long-range weapon or the work of pro-Ukrainian guerrilla fighters operating in Crimea. The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War said it could not independently determine what caused the explosions, but noted that simultaneous … Read more