Ukraine claims it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine claimed Tuesday it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea using high-tech sea drones As Kiev’s forces continue to focus on targets deep behind the front lines of the war. Russian authorities have not confirmed the claim. Ukrainian military intelligence said a special operations unit destroyed the large … Read more

Germany and Russia spar over a leaked audio on missiles for Ukraine. Berlin promises to investigate

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Monday strongly rejected accusations that Russia’s leak of a conversation by senior German military officers was an indication that Berlin was preparing for war against Russia. At the same time, the government sought to limit the domestic fallout from the leak and promised a swift investigation into how … Read more

Death toll rises from Russian strike on Ukrainian port city of Odesa

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — The death toll rose to 10 on Sunday a Russian drone attack which destroyed an apartment building in Ukraine’s southern port city of Odesa the previous day when a local official reported that the body of a third child had been recovered from the rubble, along with that of the child’s … Read more

Navalny’s mother brings flowers to his grave a day after thousands attended his funeral in Moscow

Lyudmila Navalnaya and Alla Abrosimova, the Russian’s mother and mother-in-law opposition leader Alexei Navalnywere among the mourners who brought flowers to his grave in Moscow on Saturday, a day later thousands made his funeral one of the largest recent expressions of dissent. There was a strong police presence at the cemetery, but the situation was … Read more

Macron’s comments about Western troops in Ukraine explained

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appeared isolated on the European stage this week after raising the possibility Western troops are sent to Ukraine could not be ruled out, a comment that prompted a outrage from other leaders. French officials later sought to clarify Macron’s comments and curb the backlash, while emphasizing the need … Read more

Ukraine official says Russia massing forces around a key city in the country’s east

KYIV (AP) — Russia is massing large forces around Khasiv Yar in eastern Ukraine as it tries to make a breakthrough in the Donetsk region, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Illia Yevlash, spokesperson for the operational group overseeing the eastern frontline, told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that Russian forces were concentrating their efforts to launch … Read more

Russia 2024 election: Date, how voting works, Putin’s challengers

The 2024 Russian presidential election is not expected to bring change to the Kremlin. With most opposition figures in prison or abroad and many independent media outlets blocked, the… The Kremlin maintains tight control over the country’s political system. The vote in March will almost certainly ensure that 71-year-old President Vladimir Putin will consolidate his … Read more

Prominent Russian human rights activist Oleg Orlov gets 2 1/2 years in prison for criticizing war

a experienced human rights activist who criticized the war in Ukraine was convicted by a Moscow court on Tuesday of “repeatedly discrediting” the Russian military and sentenced to 2½ years in prison. Oleg Orlov, 70, co-chairman of the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize human rights group Memorial had dismissed the case against him as … Read more

Russia wants to imprison the co-chair of Nobel-winning rights group over criticism of war in Ukraine

Russian authorities on Monday demanded a prison sentence of almost three years for a veteran human rights lawyer who spoke out against the war in Ukraine. The prosecutor demanded that Oleg Orlov, 70, be convicted of “repeatedly defaming” the Russian military and sentenced to two years and 11 months in prison. The demand came in … Read more

A swap for Navalny was in the final stages before the opposition leader’s death, an associate says

Aides to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Monday that talks were underway shortly before his death to swap him for a Russian imprisoned in Germany. “Alexei Navalny could have been sitting here today. It is not a figure of speech,” Maria Pevchikh, who lives outside Russia, said in a video statement. She said … Read more