Putin’s ‘incredibly dangerous’ nuclear threats raise the risk of an unprecedented disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavriil Grigorov | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the … Read more

Russian forces strike dam, flooding parts of Kryvyi Rih city; President Zelenskyy involved in car accident

European Commission chief visits Kyiv European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the State of the European Union address to the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France, on Sept. 14, 2022. Yves Herman | Reuters European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is in Kyiv on Thursday to discuss how to progress Ukraine’s membership bid … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy visits town recently recaptured from Russia, says his troops are “on the way to the end”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited recaptured towns in the northeast of his country on Wednesday, sending a strong and clear message to Vladimir Putin: Ukraine intends to keep Russian troops on the run.  “You see what Russia destroyed, you see the scale of this tragedy,” Zelenskyy told CBS News in Izyum. “But the main thing … Read more

Ukraine seizes the moment with surprise counterattacks; Putin threatens to let Europe ‘freeze’ in winter

Russian ally Belarus kicks off military exercises Team of Belarus on a T-72 B3 battle tank with Belarussian flag at a military polygon, on August 27, 2022, in Alabino, outside of Moscow, Russia. Contributor | Getty Images News | Getty Images Belarus has launched military drills and is set to carry out these exercises until … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson counteroffensive advances; euro drops after Russia gas halt

Kremlin blames sanctions and Europe for gas stoppage Russia’s Gazprom saw its shares surge on Wednesday after reporting bumper first-half profits and announcing a new dividend to shareholders. Stoyan Vassev | Press service of Gazprom Neft | via Reuters The Kremlin is rejecting blame for its halting of gas supplies to Europe via its Nord … Read more

UN team at Ukraine nuclear plant ‘not going anywhere’; Russia issues warning to Moldova

Russia warns Moldova not to threaten troops Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia June 6, 2022. Russian Foreign Ministry | Reuters Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the eastern European country of Moldova that any threat against the security of Russian forces in the breakaway region of Transnistria would … Read more

Ukraine looks to choke off Russian forces in occupied Kherson; IAEA begins risky nuclear power plant trip

Nord Stream 1 gas supplies to Europe halted again for more ‘maintenance’ Russia has drastically reduced natural gas supplies to Europe in recent weeks, with flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline currently operating at just 20% of agreed upon volume. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Russian gas giant Gazprom halted supplies … Read more

Kyiv claims Russian forces are starting to retreat as counteroffensive begins; ‘we will chase them to the border,’ Zelenskyy says

Kharkiv city center shelled, leaving at least 5 dead, officials say Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv came under heavy shelling on Tuesday morning, according to local officials. Kharkiv’s Mayor Ihor Terekhov said the city center had been shelled, leaving at least five people dead and seven wounded. “Artillery shelling of the central part of the city” … Read more

Russia’s war in Ukraine started 6 months ago — and there appears to be no end in sight

A woman stands in a crater caused by missile strikes which struck the yard of a school in a residential area of Kharkiv on June 27,2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sergey Bobok | AFP | Getty Images It’s been six months since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, an act that shocked the … Read more

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant worker dies from Russian shelling; U.S. urges Americans to leave Ukraine

U.S. national security advisor speaks with Portuguese foreign minister on additional support for Ukraine Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser, speaks during an interview at an Economic Club of Washington event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. national security advisor Jake Sullivan spoke … Read more