(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 […]


Ukraine was a rallying cry in the 2022 State of the Union. In 2023, not so much

In his State of the Union speech a year ago, President Biden launched almost immediately into a scathing critique of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “menacing ways” for invading Ukraine. But this year, it took more than an hour before Biden talked about the war, calling the Russian invasion “a test for America.” A year into […]


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, […]

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Corruption rampant in Zelensky cabinet

A string of resignations, dismissals and reassignments shook Ukraine’s government Monday and Tuesday, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other leaders of the government confirmed the shakeup of high-level positions. A liaison for Ukraine’s Cabinet informed the country’s parliament that it had dismissed six deputy ministers and five regional administrators for undisclosed reasons. During his […]

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Russian official warns West of global destruction

The speaker of Russia’s parliament warned Sunday that countries supplying Ukraine with more powerful weapons risked their own destruction, a message that followed new pledges of armored vehicles, air defense systems and other equipment but not the battle tanks Kyiv requested. “Supplies of offensive weapons to the Kyiv regime would lead to a global catastrophe,” […]


Zelensky says West’s indecision is killing Ukrainians

An adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the West’s “indecision” over sending extra weapons to Ukraine is “killing more of our people”. “Every day of delay is the death of Ukrainians,” Mykhailo Podolyak wrote on Twitter. His remarks come after Ukraine’s defence minister said he had a “frank discussion” with his German counterpart […]