Moscow warns of NATO-Russia conflict after European ground troops idea

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks after signing bilateral documents with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Nov. 9, 2023. Turar Kazangapov | Reuters France’s suggestion that Ukraine’s allies could potentially send ground troops into Ukraine has caused indignation and outrage in Russia, with officials warning it could provoke a direct conflict between … Read more

Czech, Polish leaders say they’re united in their support for Ukraine in its fight against Russia

PRAGUE — The prime ministers of Czech Republic and Poland said Tuesday their countries are united in their support for Ukraine and pledged to look for ways to increase their help in its fight against Russian military aggression. “I’m glad that we absolutely share the same view of Ukraine, the Russian aggression and what we … Read more

Ukraine welcomes West’s discussion of direct intervention, Russia warns against it

KYIV (Reuters) – A senior Ukrainian official on Tuesday welcomed talk of European nations sending troops to Ukraine, but the Kremlin said a conflict between Russia and NATO would become inevitable if European members of the alliance sent in troops to fight. French President Emmanuel Macron raised the possibility on Monday of European nations sending … Read more

Russia’s Online Campaign to Destroy Yulia Navalnaya

Over the next couple of days after news of Navalny’s death, Solovyov shared more content designed to suggest Navalnaya was having an affair, including a doctored image that appeared to show Navalnaya embracing Russian entrepreneur Evgeny Chichvarkin, who in the past has financed Navalny’s work. The original image, taken in 2013, shows Navalnaya embracing her … Read more

Russia seeks to imprison veteran rights advocate for nearly 3 years over Ukraine war criticism

The Russian authorities on Monday sought a prison sentence of nearly three years for a veteran human rights advocate who spoke out against the war in Ukraine. The prosecution demanded that Oleg Orlov, 70, be convicted of “repeatedly discrediting” the Russian army and sentenced to two years and 11 months in prison, in a retrial … Read more

Zelensky says 31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since Russia invasion

KYIV — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed since Russia invaded two years ago, marking the first time he has provided an official estimate of Ukraine’s military losses during the conflict. Zelensky gave the figure at a news conference in Kyiv to mark the second anniversary of the … Read more

Alexei Navalny’s body turned over to his mother for burial in Russia

Russian authorities on Saturday handed the body of opposition leader Alexei Navalny to his mother after she struggled for a week to recover it, according to his team. Dozens of Russian celebrities had recorded video appeals to President Vladimir Putin to hand over Navalny’s body to his family and more than 98,000 Russians signed a … Read more

After 2 years of war, questions abound on whether Kyiv can sustain the fight against Russia

KYIV, Ukraine — The future looks bleak for war-weary Ukraine: It is beset by shortages in soldiers and ammunition, as well as doubts about the supply of Western aid. Ukrainian forces also face a Russian enemy that has recently seized the initiative on the battlefield. Two years after Russia’s full-scale invasion captured nearly a quarter … Read more

Russia marks two years of war in Ukraine, looking confident amid gains

A Ukrainian soldier in a shelter at his fighting position in the direction of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 20 February 2024. Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images When Russia invaded Ukraine two years ago, the stout resistance mounted by the country’s armed forces and overwhelming Western support for Kyiv — along with some obvious military … Read more