Fear of Crimean Blitz in Ukraine sends Russian officials scrambling

After a series of crushing defeats for the Russian army in Ukraine from the northeast to the south in recent weeks, Russian authorities in Moscow seem increasingly concerned that Ukraine has set its sights on retaking Crimea. Russian MP Andrei Gurulyov on Sunday urged Moscow to assess the risk of Ukraine and the North Atlantic … Read more

Russia: Firebrand Putin ally Vladimir Solovyov brutally stopped in rare live TV rebuke

One of Vladimir Putin’s commanders-in-chief has been brutally knocked out on his own TV talk show after a guest called his warmongering remarks “obscene.” Vladimir Solovyov is a leading commentator in Russia with his own primetime chat show. Known as “the voice of Putin,” Solovyov has spent much of the war in Ukraine mimicking the … Read more

Brussels’ uphill battle to seize Russian assets – POLITICO

The European Commission is exploring legal options to seize Russian state and private property as a way to pay for Ukraine’s reconstruction, according to a document seen by POLITICO. The goal would be to “identify ways to strengthen the tracing, identification, freezing and management of assets as preparatory steps for potential confiscation,” the document said. … Read more

Photo of FIFA boss Gianni Infantino at the opening World Cup match leads to conspiracy

After 12 years of anger and debate over Qatar hosting the FIFA World Cup, we could see another decade of it. The World Cup kicked off in Qatar on Monday morning, as the month-long football showpiece finally kicked off after a tedious build-up that has been dogged by off-field controversies. Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad … Read more

‘Significant breakthrough’ by allies amid Ukraine’s advance through ‘darkness’: Deputy Prime Minister – National

While Ukraine has seen a “significant breakthrough” in support from allies, according to one of Ukraine’s deputy prime ministers, Olga Stefanishyna, more help is needed from countries like Canada. When Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, first landed in Canada, the first thing she says she noticed was the amount of light … Read more

War between Ukraine and Russia: Crimea could be reached before the end of the year, General predicts

A retired Ukrainian major general has predicted that his country’s armed forces could reach Crimea by Christmas and end Russia’s invasion of the northern hemisphere by next spring. General Volodymyr Havrylov said it was “only a matter of time” before Ukraine retook Crimea, illegally taken by Russia in 2014. “Of course we want to do … Read more

G20, APEC, ASEAN: World leaders wrap up three summits in Asia — with Russia firmly on the sidelines

Bangkok, Thailand CNN — The three major summits of world leaders that took place across Asia over the past week have made one thing clear: Vladimir Putin is now sidelined on the global stage. Putin, whose attack on Ukraine over the past nine months has devastated the European country and rocked the global economy, refused … Read more

War in Ukraine: horror sign Putin only starts bombing Kiev

Despite the chaos and devastation Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has caused over the past nine months, there are grim signs that the worst of the operation is yet to come. As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, Russia is executing a devastating strategy to attack Ukraine’s energy facilities through a series of mass strikes … Read more

World leaders hold emergency meeting as ‘Russian-made’ missile kills two in Poland

CNN — World leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Bali are trying to diffuse a possible escalation in Ukraine’s months-long war after a “Russian-made” missile landed in NATO member Poland, killing two people. The missile landed outside the rural Polish village of Przewodow on Tuesday, about 4 miles west of the Ukrainian border, about … Read more

Polish defense officials meet after reports of deadly explosion as Russian missiles bomb near Ukraine

CNN — Poland called an emergency meeting of national security officials on Tuesday after Polish media reported that projectiles killed two people near the border with Ukraine on Tuesday. Polish officials confirmed the deaths of two people following an explosion in the Hrubieszów district of eastern Poland. Government spokesman Piotr Muller said teams of experts … Read more