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Russia preparing for battlefield nuclear weapons

Russian troops began practicing major exercises to ensure troops’ readiness for the potential deployment of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield, as Moscow warned against an encroaching threat from Western allies. The Russian Ministry of Defense published a video Tuesday of troops practicing affixing missiles and warheads onto fighter jets and on the backs of […]

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Russia warns “unpredictable consequences” if US sends Patriots

Any shipment of US Patriot missiles to Ukraine could “lead to unpredictable consequences” and threaten global security, the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a statement Wednesday. The Biden administration is finalizing plans to send the advanced long-range air defense system to Ukraine to help counter Moscow’s attacks, according to US officials cited in a […]


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 […]