Vladimir Putin is desperate for more soldiers, but even Kremlin loyalists argue that Ukraine is no country for old men.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that his country will apply to join NATO in an expedited manner. Meanwhile, Russia announced the annexation of four Ukrainian regions. DW has the latest.
Both European and Russian leaders have said that ruptures discovered undersea were an act of sabotage.
For residents of one long-occupied area of eastern Ukraine, the dramatic shift in the war’s front lines meant it was time to flee their homes. A bombed-out bridge was their path to safety.
Russia’s envoy to the United Nations said the US could ‘undoubtedly’ gain from the destruction of the pipelines under the Baltic Sea.
The US ban on striking Russian territory with American weapons only applies to HIMARS systems, Ukraine’s ambassador to Washington has said
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Iran has officially denied Ukraine’s claims about the sale of combat drones to Russia, insisting Tehran was neutral and committed to peace
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Many western analysts are clearly hoping Putin’s disastrous Ukraine war brings his downfall. But the track record in these cases isn’t great
Vladimir Putin’s 21 September mobilization order, which aims to deploy 300,000 reservists to Ukraine, and possibly as many as 1.2 million, is an act of desperation aimed at saving a faltering war that he now owns. But his military call-up is also a huge gamble. For 22 years Putin has solidified his rule through an implicit pact with the Russian people: don’t make political waves and you will live comfortably. His mobilization order has broken that pact, and many Russians are taking to the streets or running to the border to flee the country.
It’s not hyperbole to suggest that Putin is facing his biggest challenge since becoming president in 2000. A leader who once seemed infallible and irreplaceable suddenly appears vulnerable, so much so that the media is now speculating about whether Putin might lose power.
Rajan Menon is the director of the Grand Strategy Program at Defense Priorities, a professor emeritus at the Powell School, City College, and a senior research fellow at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies, Columbia. He is the co-author of Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order
Daniel R DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities and a foreign affairs columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Newsweek, among other publications Continue reading...
Armenia and Azerbaijan recently traded fire across their shared border, with Azerbaijani shells hitting cities in southern Armenia. For many Armenians, that incursion has been a worrying wake-up call, with the country's political elite no longer certain the country can rely on Russia for support.
Russian officials claim voters in four occupied Ukrainian regions overwhelmingly approved accession to the Russian Federation after holding referendums that are illegal under international law.
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a sharp turn of events in Russia and Ukraine. But, even as Ukrainian troops make significant advances, Moscow is threatening nuclear war.
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First responders tell VICE World News that Russia is using drones, artillery and booby traps to take them out, violating international humanitarian law.
Some nations have supported Ukraine since the start of its invasion but, while mindful of need to diversify energy sources, have not said when they’d phase out Moscow’s imports, whereas New Delhi only recently criticised Putin’s war.
When asked by POLITICO if she backed Ukraine’s NATO accession, Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to explicitly endorse it, but said she supports a “security guarantee” for Kyiv.
Explosions registered as European countries raced to investigate unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea near Sweden and Denmark.
The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Russian oil company Tatneft in a dispute with Ukraine over the payment of a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded years ago by an arbitration panel.
NATO countries and other allies of Ukraine have been quick to slam Russia's illegal annexation of parts of the country, and some have already hit back with fresh punitive measures.
Hacking attacks on power grids, telecom networks, or governments can paralyze entire societies. That makes them a powerful military weapon, as the war in Ukraine demonstrates. How can countries protect themselves?
The EU will not pass its eighth anti-Russian sanctions package unless it includes a price cap on Russian oil, Politico reported
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The US wants to support Ukraine financially on a monthly basis and urges the EU to do the same, Bloomberg has reported
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Surging inflation and fears about an energy crisis from Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine are taking a toll on the finances — and psyches — of Germans.
President Vladimir Putin has officially announced the illegal annexation of four regions of Ukraine, seven months after Moscow invaded the neighboring country.
Russia’s retreat from a key Ukrainian city over the weekend elicited outcry from an unlikely crowd – state-run media outlets that typically cast Moscow’s war in glowing terms.
Ukraine’s armed forces face a challenge in the country’s east: to defend their recent gains while continuing their counteroffensive. In the suburbs of the town of Kupyansk, an area where they only just regained control, Ukrainian forces are now moving their guns to new positions. Locals barely flinch anymore when they fire. But many are leaving – homes are in ruins and the town is far from safe. FRANCE 24’s Gwendoline Debono filed this report, which was translated by Gulliver Cragg.
Russia was able to impose a certain peace among the post-Soviet states for three decades through diplomacy and intimidation. But its invasion of Ukraine may have shattered that stability.
Without access to electricity, radios or the internet, residents of Lyman said they were unaware of President Vladimir V. Putin’s grandiose celebration of an illegal land grab.
The Supreme Lama of Russia's Republic of Kalmykia has become the first religious leader in the Russian Federation to condemn Russia's ongoing unprovoked invasion in Ukraine.
“They could let Mr. Putin know what a disastrously bad idea any use of nuclear weapons would be,” one U.S. official said.
Waters wrote an open letter to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska early this month in which he blamed “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for having “set your country on the path to this disastrous war.
Chinese observers say the country is less likely to be affected than Europe, which was heavily dependent on Russia before the invasion of Ukraine.
Half of the newly mobilised personnel in Russia’s Khabarovsk region were sent home as they did not meet the draft criteria, in the latest setback to Vladimir Putin’s chaotic conscription of 300,000 servicemen.
The head of Europe's largest nuclear power plant was kidnapped, Ukraine's nuclear power company said. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces surrounded some 5,000 Russian soldiers in the key city of Lyman. Follow DW for the latest.
The head of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been released, UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said on October 3.
Ukrainian forces are exultant at beating back Russians, but civilians still face difficult months ahead
Ukraine's military has released footage which it says shows the remains of a Russian military convoy that fled Lyman for Kreminna. The video shows burned-out vehicles, personal belongings and dead soldiers strewn along a forest road. It is unclear how many Russians were killed during the chaotic retreat. Earlier on Saturday, Ukraine forces encircled Russian forces in the eastern town where Russia’s forces totalled around 5,500 soldiers Continue reading...
Germany's ruling coalition has come up with a plan to reduce the impact of spiraling energy costs on consumers. The measures include a cap on gas prices, which have soared amid fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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