Getty

Nuclear War threatened by Russia as Finland announces Nato membership

The Finnish President told Vladimir Putin his country will join NATO in a ‘direct and straightforward’ phone call. Sauli Niinistö said the conversation was ‘conducted without aggravations’ as both parties worked to ‘avoid tensions’. The discussion came as Russia cut off electricity supplies to the country and a Putin lackey boasted that the Kremlin could […]

Ukraine Media Center

Russian soldiers are reportedly raping Ukrainian men and boys as well as women

Russian soldiers allegedly raped Ukrainian men and boys as well as women, UN and Kyiv officials said on Tuesday, amid an on-going investigation into dozens of cases. Speaking on Tuesday, UN special representative on sexual violence in war Pramila Patten warned cases already under investigation were just ‘the tip of the iceberg.’ ‘I have received […]

Newsweek

More than 80% of Russians Fear Nuclear War With U.S.—Poll

he invasion of Ukraine has driven a new ideological wedge between Moscow and Washington, leaving a majority of Russians and Americans fearing a nuclear exchange, new polling shows. A survey published on Wednesday by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Center, Russia’s last independent pollster, found clear Cold War-like divisions among the […]

(Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Unpredictable consequences’, warns Russia over latest US arms shipment to Ukraine

Russia warned the U.S. and NATO this week that there could be “unpredictable consequences” if they continue to send Ukraine “sensitive” weapons as it prepares to launch a massive ground offensive in eastern Ukraine, a report said Friday. The Biden administration announced that another $800 million in security assistance would be sent to Ukraine Wednesday, […]

tanuha2001/Shutterstock.com

Russia bans Facebook, Instagram ; labels them extremist organizations

A Russian court declared Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, an “extremist organization” on Monday, making its work in Russia illegal. The decision excludes WhatsApp, which Meta also owns. The ruling, effective immediately, bans Facebook and Instagram from Russia, where both platforms are already blocked. The full scope of the ruling’s impact remains […]

Oxford Atlas

Russian lawmaker demands return of Alaska, California fort and reparations amid US-led sanctions

A Russian lawmaker made an outlandish demand over the weekend that the United States return Alaska and a historic settlement in California, in addition to paying reparations to Russia over crippling American-led sanctions that have put Moscow’s economy in a tailspin. Oleg Matveychev, a member of the state Duma, outlined on Russian state television a […]