Ukraine to withdraw from key city of Severodonetsk as Russia’s advance grinds on

Ukraine to withdraw from key city of Severodonetsk as Russia’s advance grinds on

CNN – Ukrainian forces are withdrawing from Severodonetsk, effectively ceding the city to Russia and putting the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk almost fully under Russian control following months of grueling and bloody fighting Severodonetsk was one of the last major Ukrainian strongholds in the area. Serhiy Hayday, a top military commander in east Ukraine, … Read more

5 things to know for June 24: Gun laws, January 6, Covid-19, Ukraine, Student debt

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Gun laws The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan bill to address gun violence that amounts to the first major … Read more

Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russian one ruble coin and Russian flag displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 8, 2022. Facebook Facebook logo Sign up for Facebook to connect with Jakub Porzycki Nurphoto | Getty Images Russia’s ruble hit 52.3 to the dollar on Wednesday, an increase of … Read more

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad

Lithuania’s decision to ban the transit of certain goods between Russia and its isolated exclave of Kaliningrad has provoked wrath among top officials in Moscow, and even a threat of retaliation against the European nation. Kaliningrad shares land borders with two NATO nations, Lithuania and Poland, but not Russia. Captured from Nazi Germany by the … Read more

Vladimir Putin Is Dreaming of This Nightmare End to the War in Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine passes its hundredth day, it’s no surprise that experts, scholars, and pundits are obsessively writing about how this war may end. The most optimistic among them are convinced that Russia’s military effort may fizzle out in the next couple of months. They speculate that Russia will run out of the … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

American fighter in Ukraine glad to see friends alive, even in captivity, warns against underestimating Russia’s military

Kharkiv, Ukraine – As the brutal battle for control of the strategically essential city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine rages, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has predicted that Russia will escalate its attacks across his country’s east this week. Despite the US government warning against all travel to the country, Americans have been part of the fight, … Read more

You’ll Never Guess the Lie Putin Has Come Up With Now

Russia’s flagship economic event, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF, which ended over the weekend), served as another reflection of the country’s shifting place in the world. After Russia invaded Ukraine and was largely shunned by the international community, Western investors who had turned up at the event dubbed “the Russian Davos” in droves … Read more

Ukraine-Russia war: Boris Johnson and NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg say western support for Kyiv must not cease

CNN – The West must prepare for a long war in Ukraine as Russia makes incremental gains in a furious battle to control the country’s east, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have both said. In separate comments published Sunday, Stoltenberg and Johnson also reiterated that Western governments must … Read more