Irakli Gedenidze

US Embassy urges Americans to leave Russia now

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has urged all Americans in Russia to flee the nation following President Vladimir Putin’s “partial mobilization” decree last week. “Russia may refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ U.S. citizenship, deny their access to U.S. consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and conscript dual nationals for military service,” the embassy warned […]

AP

Russians fleeing country as Putin orders draft

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order to mobilize more troops to bolster his struggling military campaign in Ukraine has been rippling across Russia, as the military swiftly drafts new recruits and signs of discontent appear to spread. Putin announced the decision Wednesday, framing it as a “partial mobilization” that he insisted affects only a small percentage […]

EPA

Russian forces retreat as Ukraine takes key towns

Russian forces have withdrawn from key eastern towns, as a rapid Ukrainian counter-attack makes further gains. Ukrainian officials said troops entered Kupiansk, a vital eastern supply hub for Russian forces, on Saturday. Special forces posted photos on social media which they said showed their officers in the town. Separately, Russia’s defence ministry told state media […]

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Pope Francis Warns Planet On “Verge Of World War III”

Pope Francis repeated his previous warnings of a world conflict Thursday while speaking at an audience with pontifical representatives. The pontiff reiterated a claim he first presented one week ago during a general audience — that the Earth is already enraptured in a “piecemeal” World War III. The pope repeated the observation Thursday in audience […]

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Blinkin and 2.6 billion more dollars make a surprise visit to the Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unscheduled visit to Kyiv Thursday to announce a $2 billion military aid package for Ukraine and other European nations threatened by Russia. Blinken told top Ukrainian officials that the latest package will provide long-term financing for military aid to Ukraine along with 18 NATO members and regional security […]