United States not battle-ready for China

The United States weapons industry is unprepared to fight a prolonged war against China, according to a study from a think tank based in Washington, D.C. While the infusion of Americans arms into the Ukrainian-Russian conflict has been credited with helping the Ukrainians stave off a complete Russian takeover of the country, widespread problems in the U.S. … Continue reading United States not battle-ready for China

ISOLATED: How Putin feels as Russia-Ukraine war drags into new year

More than 10 months have elapsed since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the equivalent of 300-plus days of brutal warfare and heavy casualties between the neighboring countries. But Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't appear to be any closer to his goal of a Ukraine surrender. As a result, there are speculative reports of Putin, 70, feeling … Continue reading ISOLATED: How Putin feels as Russia-Ukraine war drags into new year

Why Zelenskyy is meeting Joe Biden

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confirmed he is on his way to the United States to meet President Joe Biden. The trip marks the first time the Ukrainian president has left Ukraine since Russia invaded on 24 February. Writing on Twitter, Mr Zelenskyy said he was on his way to the US to "strengthen resilience and defence capabilities" of … Continue reading Why Zelenskyy is meeting Joe Biden

Ukraine needs more lethal weapons to withstand Russian attacks – Army Commander

Ukraine is preparing for Russia to try again to invade from the north - maybe around the anniversary of its first, failed attempt to seize Kyiv last February, a top commander has said. President Vladimir Putin could even ultimately order millions of soldiers into the war as Russia's offensive falters in the face of fierce and enduring … Continue reading Ukraine needs more lethal weapons to withstand Russian attacks – Army Commander

Macron reveals plan for Ukrainians

French President Emmanuel Macron has outlined a general medium-term security outlook on the conflict in Ukraine by recommending, after pledging to continue sending aid to the Kiev government, that Russia receive some kind of "security guarantee" if it decides to sit down to negotiate an end to the conflict. "In the coming weeks, we will … Continue reading Macron reveals plan for Ukrainians

Disgruntled Russians mock Putin’s military operation as war with Ukraine drags on and sanctions take a toll

November and December are known as the most depressing months in Moscow. The days are short and dark, and the weather is too cold and wet to be outdoors much but still too warm and rainy to enjoy the real Russian winter. This year, the feeling of melancholy is increased by the sight of shuttered … Continue reading Disgruntled Russians mock Putin’s military operation as war with Ukraine drags on and sanctions take a toll

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: 2 killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv region

Two people were killed in Russian shelling overnight in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, a senior Ukrainian official said Wednesday. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian President's office, said on Telegram that a residential building, a health clinic and a school were hit in the town of Kupiansk. For months, Russian shelling and missile strikes have targeted … Continue reading RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: 2 killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv region

Zelensky blasts Putin after rocket attack on innocent civilians

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned Russia's strike Wednesday on a maternity ward in southern Ukraine that killed a newborn baby. The child's mother and a doctor were rescued from the rubble of the destroyed hospital in Vilnyansk, Zaporizhzhia region, following the rocket attack, according to Ukrainian authorities. "The terrorist state continues to fight against civilians and … Continue reading Zelensky blasts Putin after rocket attack on innocent civilians

Newborn killed after Russia airstrike hits maternity hospital in Ukraine

Rescuers are currently working at the site of a maternity ward of a hospital destroyed by a Russian missile attack in Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, on November 23. The newborn baby who died in a missile strike on a maternity hospital in Vilnyansk in Ukraine’s southeastern Zaporizhzhia region was two days old, said first lady Olena … Continue reading Newborn killed after Russia airstrike hits maternity hospital in Ukraine

US will abandon Ukraine soon – Former Russian leader

ormer Russian President and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that the United States "will sooner or later abandon" Ukraine and said that the issue of aid delivery to Kiev is a "toxic" issue in the US country. "The United States has always abandoned its friends. It will do it … Continue reading US will abandon Ukraine soon – Former Russian leader

Tears of relief and joy as oppressed Ukrainians hug their liberators in Kherson

With the magnitude of the moment still sinking in, a girl in a red coat ignores several cars and runs through traffic to throw her arms around a Ukrainian soldier. It is a scene of celebration that is being repeated across Kherson, now liberated from Russian control. Everyone in a uniform is being given a hero's … Continue reading Tears of relief and joy as oppressed Ukrainians hug their liberators in Kherson

Norway speculates Russia is planning an attack on its energy pipeline

Norway has ordered its military alert level raised in response to Russia's war on Ukraine. The increase in the alert level is designed to reinforce surveillance and prevention efforts around infrastructure and facilities, News 360 reported Monday. "This is the most severe security situation in several decades," Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said. "There are no … Continue reading Norway speculates Russia is planning an attack on its energy pipeline

Russia luring US-trained Afghan commandos to fight in Ukraine

Afghan commandos say they have been offered $1,500-a-month payments and safety for them and their families.(AP: Rahmat Gul) Afghan special forces soldiers who fought alongside American troops and then fled to Iran after the chaotic US withdrawal last year are now being recruited by the Russian military to fight in Ukraine, three former Afghan generals have told the Associated … Continue reading Russia luring US-trained Afghan commandos to fight in Ukraine

4 Million affected by power blackouts – Zelenskyy

Ukraine announced on Friday "unprecedented" power cuts affecting a total of four million people, especially in the Kyiv region, as Ukrainian energy facilities have been heavily damaged by numerous Russian strikes in recent weeks. "In many cities and districts of our country, power cuts have been introduced to stabilise the situation," President Zelenskyy said in … Continue reading 4 Million affected by power blackouts – Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy doubts Russia’s mobilization drive is really over

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has expressed doubt over Russia's declaration that its partial mobilisation was over, saying the poor performance of pro-Moscow forces meant more men could be needed. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu earlier said the call-up of 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine was complete. "We have reports the enemy has completed its … Continue reading Zelenskyy doubts Russia’s mobilization drive is really over