Call of Duty makers aid refugees of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

It was the tail end of February when Bogdan Vuitsik turned on the television and realized he was in a real life nightmare. Russia had invaded Ukraine. Vuitsik, a Ukrainian native, living and working in Krakow, Poland, needed to get his family to safety. Vuitsik’s aunt, cousins, and mother-in-law all made the trek across the … Read more

One-way economy flights from Moscow to Dubai are nearly $5,000 as Russians flee mobilization call

The airline industry has been hamstrung by a perfect storm of challenges over recent weeks, from labor shortages and supply disruptions to rising fuel prices. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — One-way economy flights from Moscow to Dubai are going for as much as $5,000 and many have completely … Read more

Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Two covert “influence operations from China and Russia” spreading political narratives about the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine were removed from Facebook for violating the platform’s policy on “inauthentic behavior,” Meta said Tuesday.   The Russian network was the “largest of its kind we’ve disrupted since the war in Ukraine began,” Meta said, targeting audiences in Germany, … Read more

Results come in from sham referendums in occupied Ukraine; Nord Stream sabotage being investigated

Moscow’s mobilization won’t resolve Russia’s problems in the war, analyst says Russia’s partial military mobilization, which was announced by President Putin last week and sees around 300,00 reservists called-up to fight in Ukraine, will not resolve the country’s challenges in the war, an analyst said Wednesday. “Mobilisation will not solve three big problems for the … Read more

Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Workers hang Russian flags on an apartment building in Luhansk, Ukraine on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo) Russian state media say election commissions in four occupied regions of Ukraine have returned majorities in favor of joining the Russian Federation, following referendums described as a “sham” by Western governments and Kyiv. The so-called referendums — called … Read more

The U.S. and Europe are running out of weapons to send to Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen fire an M777 howitzer, Kharkiv Region, northeastern Ukraine. This photo cannot be distributed in the Russian Federation. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy | Future Publishing | Getty Images In the U.S. weapons industry, the normal production level for artillery rounds for the 155 millimeter howitzer — a long-range heavy artillery weapon currently used on the battlefields … Read more

Russia shuns Oscars as Ukraine standoff hits arts

Russia shuns Oscars as Ukraine standoff hits arts Moscow: Russia has decided not to put forward a film to compete in the Oscars this year, as Moscow´s deteriorating ties with the West over Ukraine have hit arts and culture. “The presidium of the Film Academy of Russia has decided not to nominate a national film … Read more

Live updates: Russia invades Ukraine

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has welcomed the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted him Russian citizenship. Snowden is accused of espionage and theft of government property in the US for leaking troves of information on American intelligence and mass surveillance programs to the media. The 39-year-old has been living in exile in Moscow after … Read more

Live updates: Russia invades Ukraine

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has welcomed the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted him Russian citizenship. Snowden is accused of espionage and theft of government property in the US for leaking troves of information on American intelligence and mass surveillance programs to the media. The 39-year-old has been living in exile in Moscow after … Read more

After sham referendums, Russia could annex more of Ukraine by the end of the week; Russian conscripts set off to war

Russian conscripts head off to war in Ukraine while others try to flee the draft Many Russian reservists called up to be sent to Ukraine have been reporting for duty at military bases in Russia before setting off to fight in Ukraine. Reuters footage showed queues at the border with Georgia as men tried to … Read more