Lavrov says Russia’s military goals are not focused ‘only’ on Donbas Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has said his country’s military goals in Ukraine go beyond the eastern Donbas region, according to state media, as Russian forces shelled southern and eastern Ukraine. In an interview published by the state news agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday, Lavrov said that when Russia and Ukraine discussed a possible deal … Read more

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Putin’s New Missile Strategy Proves He Is Getting Desperate in Ukraine

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine—Smoke and flames rose from the wreckage of burning buildings as the screams of the wounded and dying filled the air. Here was more evidence of President Vladimir Putin’s growing desperation. Another 24 people—three of them children—paid the ultimate price for the Kremlin’s tragic new strategy. The Russian Army was too weak, ill-disciplined and … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan renews case for Syria operation at Tehran talks | Turkey-Syria Border News

President Erdogan says Turkey wants more help from Russia and Iran, but can fight ‘terrorist’ organizations without needing any support. Tehran, Iran – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renewed warnings that Ankara could launch a new military operation in northern Syria, as he met his Russian and Iranian counterparts in Tehran. Erdogan, Russian President … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan renews case for Syria operation at Tehran talks | Turkey-Syria Border News

President Erdogan says Turkey wants more help from Russia and Iran, but can fight ‘terrorist’ organizations without needing any support. Tehran, Iran – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renewed warnings that Ankara could launch a new military operation in northern Syria, as he met his Russian and Iranian counterparts in Tehran. Erdogan, Russian President … Read more

What’s happening to Russian gold? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Some of the world’s leading economic nations, including the United States and some members of the European Union and Group of Seven (G7), are working out the details of a ban on gold exports from Russia, with the plan expected to be formally approved as as soon as this week. The proposal was first mooted … Read more

Biden’s Saudi Arabia Visit Was Worse Than an Embarrassment

Meetings between leaders of important nations are usually worthwhile even if they yield no immediate results. But there are exceptions. One was Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 Munich meeting with Hitler. Another: President Biden’s sit-down with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last week. The president’s 24 hours in Jeddah were dominated by photos of his fist … Read more

Europe braces for a potential gas crisis as historic heatwave boosts demand

London CNN Business — Europe is bracing for the potential of a full-blown gas crisis later this week just as an historic heatwave has hiked demand for energy to help cool the continent’s homes and businesses. On Thursday, the Nord Stream 1 pipeline — a crucial artery linking Russia’s gas to the bloc — is … Read more

As his war on Ukraine rages, Russia’s Putin is set to visit Iran Russia-Ukraine war News

Tehran, Iran – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran on Tuesday. The meeting, which will include Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will take place in the trilateral “Astana format” aimed at resolving differences in Syria, but there is much more at stake as war rages in … Read more

Ukrainian girl, 4, laid to rest after Russian missile strike

A four-year-old girl killed by a Russian missile strike was laid to rest during an emotional ceremony in central Ukraine Sunday — as Moscow’s forces continued their onslaught, hitting industrial facilities in the country’s south. Little Liza looked serene in a crown of white flowers as she lay in an open coffin, with teddy bears … Read more