Putin says United States is main threat to Russia as he signs new naval doctrine

Putin says United States is main threat to Russia as he signs new naval doctrine

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, center, stands next to Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, right, as he takes part in the main naval parade marking the Russian Navy Day, in St. Petersburg on July 31.ALEXEY DANICHEV/AFP/Getty Images President Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed a new naval … Read more

Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference following the Astana Process summit in Tehran, Iran July 19, 2022.SPUTNIK/Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow did not see any desire from Ukraine to fulfill the terms of what he described as a preliminary peace deal agreed to in March. Putin, speaking to reporters … Read more

Former F1 boss Ecclestone’s shocking claim sparks outrage

Former F1 boss Ecclestone’s shocking claim sparks outrage

United Kingdom, First Published Jun 30, 2022, 3:51 PM IST In a bizarre claim, former Formula One boss Bernie Eccleston has called Russian President Vladimir Putin a ‘first-class person’ and claimed he would ‘take a bullet for him’. In an interview with Good Morning Britain, the 91-year-old was asked whether he still stood by his … Read more

Putin to make first trip abroad since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Putin to make first trip abroad since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin is making his first public foreign trip since Russia sent troops into Ukraine, heading for two former Soviet republics and meetings likely to be friendly. Ahead of the trip beginning Tuesday to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, there were no expectations of significant developments. But the visit gives Putin the opportunity to show that … Read more

Ukraine gets possible path to EU membership, aid pledges from Britain

Ukraine gets possible path to EU membership, aid pledges from Britain

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcoming Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, before talks in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.STR/AFP/Getty Images The European Union’s executive arm recommended putting Ukraine on a path to membership Friday, a symbolic boost for a country fending off a Russian onslaught that is killing civilians, flattening cities and threatening its very survival. In … Read more

Ukraine calls for more help as it holds off Russian forces during ongoing battle in east

Ukraine calls for more help as it holds off Russian forces during ongoing battle in east

Damaged cars sit along a road during heavy fighting at the front line in Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, June 8, 2022.Oleksandr Ratushniak/The Associated Press Ukraine sought more help from the West on Friday, pleading for faster deliveries of weapons to hold off better-armed Russian forces and for humanitarian support to combat deadly … Read more

Ukrainian man crosses front lines to lead risky evacuation of thousands

Ukrainian man crosses front lines to lead risky evacuation of thousands

Oleksander Chausov in Zaporizhzhia on May 26.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail The first time Oleksandr Chausov drove evacuees across the front lines that surrounded his home in Russian-controlled Ukraine, he found himself on a road at the top of a dam, his car full of passengers and the world exploding around him. An artillery shell … Read more

In Latvia, the battle over a Soviet monument sparks tensions across the Baltic country

In Latvia, the battle over a Soviet monument sparks tensions across the Baltic country

Police vehicles in front of the Soviet ‘Victory Monument,’ in Riga, Latvia, on May 24. Police have been guarding the Soviet war monument and barriers have been erected around it to prevent any further clashes at the site.Gints Ivuskans/The Globe and Mail Some time in the next six months, workers will begin demolishing a massive … Read more

Israel says Russian President Vladimir Putin apologized for foreign minister’s Hitler remarks

Israel says Russian President Vladimir Putin apologized for foreign minister’s Hitler remarks

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had apologized for his foreign minister’s comments claiming Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Putin also told Bennett in a phonecall that Russia would allow civilian passage from the besieged Azovstal steel works in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol via a humanitarian corridor … Read more

EU proposes Russian oil ban to make Putin pay ‘high price’ for Ukraine

EU proposes Russian oil ban to make Putin pay ‘high price’ for Ukraine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a debate regarding economic sanctions against Russia, during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on May 4.PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images The EU proposed its toughest sanctions yet against Russia on Wednesday, including a phased oil embargo, as Kyiv said Moscow was intensifying … Read more