Putin Suffers Most Humiliating Ukraine Defeat Yet Around Key City of Lyman in Donetsk

Moscow celebrated the annexation of huge swathes of Eastern Ukraine Friday but President Vladimir Putin’s party was wrecked by a lightning counter-attack that may have trapped thousands of his men in a key city supposedly now part of Russia. “This is the will of millions of people,” Putin said at a glitzy ceremony in front … Read more

US imposing ‘swift and severe costs’ on Russia following Putin’s Ukraine annexation

CNN  —  The US is imposing what it describes as “swift and severe costs” on Russia, including sanctions on a figure the Biden administration says is key to Russia’s economy, after President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of regions of Ukraine following what the West casts as “sham referenda.” Putin signed documents on Friday to … Read more

Putin announces illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions, pledging people there will become Russian citizens ‘forever’

CNN  —  Russia is to annex nearly a fifth of Ukraine in blatant violation of international law, turning the millions of people living there into Russian citizens “forever,” President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Once the process is officially complete, Moscow will recognize four Ukrainian regions as Russian territory: Luhansk and Donetsk – home to two … Read more

Putin declares ‘four new regions of Russia’ as Moscow annexes parts of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting on the military-industrial complex at the Kremlin, September 20, 2022, in Moscow, Russia. Contributor | Getty Images News | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday declared four new regions of the country, shortly after signing a decree formally annexing parts of occupied Ukraine. “There are … Read more

Pentagon working to form new command to coordinate arming and training Ukraine

CNN  —  The Pentagon is working to form a new command to coordinate arming and training Ukraine, according to two US officials, in an effort to streamline what was a largely ad hoc process rapidly created in the wake of Russia’s invasion. The new command, which would be based at Wiesbaden in Germany, would fall … Read more

Germany will borrow $200 billion to cap consumers’ energy bills

London CNN Business  —  The German government announced plans to borrow €200 billion ($195 billion) to cap natural gas prices for households and businesses. That’s a bigger price tag than the £150 billion ($165 billion) the UK government is expected to borrow to finance its own price cap. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is trying to … Read more

Photos show aging Russians forced to fight in Ukraine

The face of Russia’s war in Ukraine has wrinkles. Photos documenting the first week of Russia’s mobilization order calling for 300,000 more soldiers to be drafted show older men being forced into the fight. Images from the rural province of Sverdlovsk reveal a pair of silver-haired soldiers arriving at a training barracks in central Russia. … Read more

Russia to annex more of Ukraine on Friday at the Kremlin

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia planned to annex more of Ukraine on Friday in an escalation of the seven-month war that was expected to isolate the Kremlin further, draw it more international punishment and bring Ukraine extra military, political and economic support. The annexation — and planned celebratory concerts and rallies in Moscow and the occupied … Read more

Putin to host ceremony annexing occupied Ukrainian territories on Friday, Kremlin says

results of a referendum on the joining of the DPR to Russia, in Donetsk, Ukraine, on September 27.” class=”gallery-image__dam-img” height=”1250″/> Photos: Russia invades Ukraine Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters Head of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin, left, and Secretary of the United Russia Party’s General Council Andrey Turchak attend a news conference on preliminary … Read more

Spain says Russia likely responsible for Nord Stream gas leaks

BORNHOLM, DENMARK – SEPTEMBER 27: Danish Defense shows the gas leaking at Nord Stream 2 seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm, Denmark on September 27, 2022. Danish Defence/ | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Spanish Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said Thursday that the damage caused to the two subsea Nord Stream gas pipelines … Read more