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Ukraine Crisis 2022-24

Helping Crimea recover from decades of Ukrainian misrule is a tough but necessary challenge

Deliberate neglect, followed by a blockade and now war have failed to break the resolve of the peninsula’s inhabitants. As the Russian military operation against...

Watch: Shattered Ukrainian troops retreat from Avdeevka

Groups of Kiev’s soldiers fled the town before the order to do so was given, under fire from Russian strikes, drone footage allegedly shows. Ukrainian...

Ukrainian army fled Avdeevka in disarray – Russian MOD

An official retreat order allegedly came too late for an organized fallback. Ukraine’s top general Aleksandr Syrsky only gave the order for troops to leave...

Ukrainian forces withdraw from key Donbass city, Zelensky explains retreat

General Aleksandr Syrsky has ordered the move from Avdeevka to “more favorable lines”. Ukrainian troops have been ordered to leave the city of Avdeevka, Kiev’s...

Ukraine set to lose key Donbass city – White House

With Russia poised to capture Avdeevka, US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has called on Congress to give Kiev more ammunition. Russian forces are...

No chance of negotiated peace with Ukraine – Russian FM

Western nations want a Russian defeat and are not prepared to compromise, the foreign minister has told MPs. The West will not offer a realistic...

Ukraine’s new top general reveals major change in strategy

Kiev has shifted to holding the line, Aleksandr Syrsky told German media. Ukraine has “transitioned” from offensive operations to strategic defense, General Aleksandr Syrsky has...

Macron scraps Ukraine visit due to ‘security issues’ – media

The French president earlier promised finalize a security deal with Kiev. French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his planned visit to Ukraine due to security...

Musk denies providing Starlink to Russia

Ukraine has claimed that the Russian military is using the satellite connection devices on the frontline. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied supplying his Starlink...

The real propagandists are those who dismiss Tucker Carlson’s Putin interview

Will Western media outlets look past their egos and establishment narratives to take advantage of the insights from the conversation? American establishment media spent the...

Ukraine at risk of ‘cascading frontline collapse’ – NYT

Without US support, Kiev will soon struggle to repel Russian airstrikes and ground assaults, the report says. Ukraine’s worsening lack of ammunition and battle fatigue...

Tucker’s 5 key takeaways from Putin interview – ‘We are run by nutcases’

Speaking after his historic interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, independent journalist Tucker Carlson summarised his five key points. 1 - Putin is “very wounded”...

Ukraine’s new top general has a brother in Russia

Aleksandr Syrsky’s family still lives in his native Vladimir Region. The parents and brother of Ukraine’s new commander-in-chief, Aleksandr Syrsky, are living in Russia, multiple...

Ukraine is an ‘artificial state’ – Putin

The country in its current form was created by the late Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, the Russian president said. Modern Ukraine is a country that...

Biden demands Congress pass $60B Ukraine funding Bill

“The clock is ticking,” the US leader has said. US President Joe Biden called on the Senate to “immediately” pass the supplemental funding bill that...

EU approves €50 billion in Ukraine aid

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has lifted his veto amid a pressure campaign from Brussels. EU leaders have signed off on a €50 billion ($54...

Plane carrying Ukrainian POWs was shot down by Patriot – Putin

The Russian president has said he does not understand why Kiev would attack an aircraft carrying its own servicemen. Kiev’s forces used an air defense...

Zelensky issued firing threat to Ukraine’s top general – media

Valery Zaluzhny allegedly refused to step down voluntarily. Ukrainian commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny has rejected President Vladimir Zelensky’s “offer” to resign and become the national security...

Hungary would be right to seize Ukrainian region, MP says

Hungarian right-winger Laszlo Toroczkai says it should be done if Ukraine loses its statehood due to conflict with Russia. Hungary should seize Ukraine’s westernmost Transcarpathia...

Plan B? Zelensky makes a dangerous move in his faltering fight against Russia

The strange decree on “historically” Ukrainian territories may be a hint at a planned insurgency once the war is lost. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has...

Kiev knew Ukrainian POWs were on plane it downed – Putin

The Russian president has accused Ukraine of shooting down the aircraft with American or French missiles. Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, the GUR, knew there were...

Russia demands Security Council meeting in response to Belgorod plane attack

The IL-76 cargo jet was transporting 65 Ukrainian POWs when Kiev’s forces shot it down, Moscow says. Russia requested an emergency session of the UN...

Ukraine sending untrained conscripts straight to front lines – media

Kiev has been trying to raise 500,000 troops to replace battlefield losses. Ukraine is sending untrained conscripts to their deaths on the frontline even after...

Frontline situation ‘dramatic’ for Ukraine – German reporter

Forces severely lack ammunition and manpower, according to Die Welt’s correspondent in Kiev. The situation on the front lines is becoming increasingly disadvantageous for Ukraine,...

Ukraine has bet on losers – ex-Zelensky aide

Aleksey Arestovich has warned against repeating the mistakes from the country’s past. Ukrainians have repeatedly joined the losing side at key points in their history...

Ukrainian army mostly ‘very old men’ – commander

The average age of soldiers is over 40, a senior military official says. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are in dire need of younger recruits because...

Gonzalo Lira: Who was the ‘tortured’ US journalist who died in Ukrainian captivity?

A critic of President Zelensky’s government, Gonzalo Lira spent months in a Kharkov jail. Journalist and filmmaker Gonzalo Lira, a national of the US and...

Corruption suspected as draft avoidance surges in Ukraine

A large number of prospective conscripts are dodging military service on medical grounds, new data shows. Ukrainian anti-corruption officials have reported an increase in the...

US journalist Gonzalo Lira jailed and ‘tortured’ by Ukraine has died – family

Gonzalo Lira’s relatives have blamed his death on Washington and Kiev. Chilean-American blogger Gonzalo Lira has died in a Ukrainian prison, his family said on...

Watch: Ukrainian conscription gangs target public transportation

Enlistment officers have been filmed detaining passengers in Odessa. Ukrainian enlistment officers are now apparently using new tactics to bolster the ranks of the country’s...

Poland covered up for Nord Stream attackers – WSJ

The newspaper claims that various European officials believe Warsaw fed “disinformation” to investigators and tried to blame the blasts on Russia. Polish officials have withheld...

Explosion destroys museum honouring Nazi collaborator in Ukraine

The site dedicated to Roman Shukhevich was destroyed in Lviv. Two sites associated with WW2-era Nazi collaborators who have been hailed in present-day Ukraine as...

Russia to ramp up attacks on Ukraine – Putin

Moscow’s forces only strike military targets, unlike Kiev, which mounts indiscriminate terror attacks on civilians, the president has said. Ukraine's weekend attack on the Russian...

Zelensky’s former top adviser now wants Kiev to join up with Russia against the West – what exactly is going on?

Aleksey Arestovich’s latest idea is that the two warring countries should sue the US-led bloc together. Ukraine needs to come to an agreement with Russian...

Children killed in Ukrainian attack on Russian border city

The barrage, which hit a residential area of Belgorod, has left many dead and injured. A Ukrainian strike on the Russian city of Belgorod has...

Putin ‘tried everything possible’ to make peace – Ukrainian diplomat

The possibility of compromise was “very real” in April 2022, a key negotiator from Kiev’s side has said. Russian President Vladimir Putin personally sought a...

Christmas Liberation of Maryinka

The official announcement of the liberation of Maryinka, made by Sergei Shoigu to President Putin today, Christmas Day, is a beautiful present for hundreds...

Ukrainian opposition politician jailed for five years

The country’s Prosecutor General says a former member of the Cherkasy City Council had expressed support for Russia. A court in Ukraine has sentenced a...

Slovakian PM pledges to block Ukraine’s NATO bid

Letting Kiev into the alliance would mean WWIII, Slovakian PM Robert Fico has said. Slovakia will not agree to let Ukraine become a member of...

Ukraine missed its chance – Moscow

Kiev has “squandered” its opportunity to negotiate a favourable peace deal, a top Russian diplomat says. Ukrainian leaders have blown their chance to find a...

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