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  • Many, not just Putin, have blood on their hands

    Many, not just Putin, have blood on their hands

    Fifty years ago today, a South Vietnamese photographer employed by the Associated Press (AP) snapped a scene that helped to shift perceptions of the American crusade in Indochina, not least within the United States. 

    June 10, 2022
  • Putin warns of strikes if US supplies long-range missiles to Ukraine

    Putin warns of strikes if US supplies long-range missiles to Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States that Moscow would strike new targets if Washington started supplying Ukraine with longer-range missiles, according to media reports.

    June 6, 2022
  • Countries attempting to isolate Russia only hurt themselves: Putin

    Countries attempting to isolate Russia only hurt themselves: Putin

    Countries attempting to isolate Russia are primarily harming their own economies, says Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said this at the Eurasian Economic Forum session on Thursday. 

    May 27, 2022
  • Putin warns Finland joining Nato would be a ‘mistake’

    Putin warns Finland joining Nato would be a ‘mistake’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his Finnish counterpart that joining Nato and abandoning Finland's neutral status would be a "mistake", the media reported.

    May 15, 2022
  • UK Foreign Secy says Putin humiliating himself, calls for tough sanctions

    UK Foreign Secy says Putin humiliating himself, calls for tough sanctions

    UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "humiliating himself on the world stage" and called for tougher sanctions on Moscow.

    May 13, 2022
  • Putin could use nuclear weapon if he feels Ukraine war being lost

    Putin could use nuclear weapon if he feels Ukraine war being lost

    Russian President Vladimir Putin could view the prospect of defeat in Ukraine as an existential threat to his regime, potentially triggering his resort to using a nuclear weapon, a top US intelligence official has warned, The Guardian reported.

    May 12, 2022
  • Putin preparing for a long war in Ukraine: US intel

    Putin preparing for a long war in Ukraine: US intel

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war in Ukraine, with even victory in the east potentially not ending the conflict, US intelligence has warned.

    May 11, 2022
  • Putin could officially declare war on Ukraine as soon as May 9

    Putin could officially declare war on Ukraine as soon as May 9

    Western officials have long believed that Putin would leverage the symbolic significance and propaganda value of that day to announce either a military achievement in Ukraine, a major escalation of hostilities, or both.

    May 3, 2022
  • Blasts rock Moldova as fears rise that Putin could be eyeing next target for invasion

    Blasts rock Moldova as fears rise that Putin could be eyeing next target for invasion

    Russia stoked fears that Moldova may be next in President Vladimir Putins firing line after blasts rocked part of the tiny nation, Daily Mail reported.

    May 2, 2022
  • Blinkered visions of Putin’s misadventure

    Blinkered visions of Putin’s misadventure

    One struggles at times to make sense of the international support in some quarters for Vladimir Putin’s disastrous military endeavour, devastating in obvious ways not just for Ukraine but even for Russia. 

    April 22, 2022
  • Genocide semantics

    Genocide semantics

    The crime of genocide has a strict legal connotation and has rarely been proven in court since it was cemented in international law after the Holocaust was carried out against Jewish people and other groups by Nazi Germany during World War II.

    April 16, 2022
  • Ignoble Strife

    Ignoble Strife

    The Russian President has cast what he calls a “special military operation” as a confrontation with the United States which he says is threatening the country by meddling in its backyard. The West has called it a “brutal land grab of a sovereign country”.

    April 15, 2022
  • Whose hubris are we talking about?

    Whose hubris are we talking about?

    In any case, nothing in Russian conduct so far indicates they want to occupy a resistant Ukraine, which the US and Nato dearly would like them to try. The claim that neo-Nazis in Ukraine are insignificant is ridiculous. How many Nazi regiments, such as the Azov Regiment in Ukraine, are integrated into the armed forces of Western European states? Is it even conceivable elsewhere?

    April 9, 2022
  • Putin uses deer horn extract for bathing

    Putin uses deer horn extract for bathing

    An acquaintance of the President claims he has been warned there is no conclusive evidence of the benefits of antler baths.But Putin liked it, and has been to Altai on several occasions since.

    April 1, 2022
  • Negotiated neutrality may be best option

    Negotiated neutrality may be best option

    At the turn of the century, when Putin popped up in the Kremlin and soon afterwards replaced Boris Yeltsin, he was widely seen as potentially a vast improvement — someone who would bring a measure of order to Russia and recharge its economy without throttling its democracy. But those keeping an eye on his brutal repression in Chechnya harboured few such illusions.

    March 31, 2022
  • Putin changes tactics for Ukraine war

    Putin changes tactics for Ukraine war

    Thus, Russia wants to create a "land corridor" between the west of the country and the occupied Crimea in 2014, as well as expand control over Donbas.

    March 21, 2022
  • Putin’s forces may only be able to keep up for another 14 days: UK defence sources

    Putin’s forces may only be able to keep up for another 14 days: UK defence sources

    Advances across Ukraine have already stopped as Moscow's manpower runs short, the report said.

    March 15, 2022