Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukraine regions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked Ukrainian cities with missiles, rockets and suicide drones, an attack reported to have killed 25 people, as it sought to annex Ukrainian territory on Friday and put it under Moscow’s nuclear umbrella despite international condemnation. . But even as the Kremlin prepares to celebrate the annexation of the four … Read more

‘I don’t want to die for someone else’s ambitions’: Men across Russia face mobilization | CNN

CNN – Tension was in the air late on Friday night as a long line of cars lined up near the Petkuhovo checkpoint on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan. Andrei Alekseev, a 27-year-old engineer from the city of Yekaterinburg, was one of several men in line to flee Russia in the wake of President … Read more

Referendums begin in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine; long lines form at borders as Russians flee military call-up

U.N. commission says Russian troops committed war crimes Ukrainian servicemen search for land mines at a burial site in a forest on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on September 16, 2022. Juan Barreto | AFP | Getty Images A team of experts tasked by the U.N. said in a new report that Russian troops … Read more

Zelenskyy calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism; Biden calls on U.N. to stand with Ukraine

Zelenskyy calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an interview with Reuters, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine September 16, 2022.  Valentyn Ogirenko | Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy demanded that global leaders hold Russia accountable for its monthslong assault on his nation. “Russia should pay for … Read more

Putin concedes China has ‘questions and concerns’ over Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine | CNN

Hong Kong CNN – Russian President Vladimir Putin praised China’s “balanced stance” on Thursday Ukraine warAlthough he acknowledged that Beijing has “questions and concerns” about the invasion, it appeared to be a secret admission of their differing views on the protracted military offensive. Putin made the comments as he met Chinese leader Xi Jinping in … Read more

UN chief and Russia’s Putin discuss war in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday about exporting Russian fertilizer from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to combat a growing global food crisis that threatens many droughts. The UN chief said he also discussed security at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, where he … Read more

Two shocking deaths are right out of Putin’s assassination playbook

Last weekend, Russians were shocked by a car bomb was killed instantly Daughter of ultra-nationalist political theorist Alexander Dugin, one of Vladimir Putin’s closest friends. The images showed Daria Dugina’s Toyota Land Cruiser glowing in the dark, as her father – also known as Putin’s brain – stood a few feet away in shock, holding … Read more

Putin Ally Threatens Nuke-Ready Planes After Wishing Ukraine ‘Peaceful Skies’

Belarusian aircraft are now capable of carrying Russian nuclear weapons. Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko announced on Friday, in an ominous signal in six months Russian President Vladimir Putin’s War in Ukraine. A few days after he sends it comes his threatening announcement Happy Independence Day to Ukraine message, when he made a point of wishing … Read more

Russian soldier defects, tells CBS News he and his comrades were

Kyiv – Six months after his war on Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on his nation to build a larger army. He has ordered an increase of 137,000 troops since January. But if CBS News correspondent Deborah Patta’s rare, candid conversation with a Russian paratrooper is anything to go by, Putin’s plans may … Read more

He was abducted and tortured by Russian soldiers. Then they started using his Instagram to push pro-Kremlin propaganda | CNN

Lviv, Ukraine CNN  —  Before the war broke out, Igor Kurayan, a 55-year-old from the southern Ukrainian port city of Kherson, shared frequent gardening updates on social media. His feeds were full of palms, pomegranate trees, marigolds, bamboo and avocados, grown at his home and small business near the Black Sea. He called it his … Read more