(Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik

Biden slaps new economic sanctions on Russia

On the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States is hammering Russia with a new round of economic sanctions designed to undermine the country’s ability to continue to wage war. The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced deep-cutting new sanctions targeting the metals and mining sector of Russia’s economy. In coordination with […]

Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool

Putin ups nuclear ante; cancels START Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday that Moscow was suspending its participation in the New START treaty — the last remaining nuclear arms control pact with the United States — sharply upping the ante amid tensions with Washington over the fighting in Ukraine. Speaking in his state-of-the-nation address, Putin also said that Russia should stand […]


Is Putin bluffing over West’s escalation?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin officials have warned multiple times over the 11 months since the invasion of Ukraine started that Western inference could result in an escalation. However, the United States and other Western allies of Ukraine have repeatedly crossed Putin’s supposed red lines. “If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, […]


Putin warns “one missile will trigger ‘hundreds’ of nuke warheads”

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday once again drew international attention when he warned that if even one missile enters Russian territory, “hundreds” of warheads will respond. “I assure you, after the early warning system receives a signal of a missile attack, hundreds of our missiles are in the air,” Putin said from a summit […]