Key Russian Ally Belarus Threatens ‘Cruel’ Attacks on Poland

Top officials in Belarus, a key Russian ally, are increasingly growing on edge this week about what they see as provocations—and warning that they might soon be forced into a harsh response. The head of the border committee of Belarus, Anatoly Lappo, claimed that Poland was acting “provocatively,” and that if any Polish attack takes … Read more

Swedish probe finds signs of ‘detonations’ at Nord Stream leak sites

A Swedish investigation of leaks in two Russian natural gas pipelines that run under the Baltic Sea to Europe found evidence that “detonations” caused extensive damage, strengthening suspicions of “serious sabotage.” Sweden’s Security Service said Thursday that it had seized evidence of what caused the ruptures in Nord Stream 1 and 2 last week but … Read more

Russian Infighting in Ukraine War Peaks With Calls for Suicide and Execution

Just over two weeks since Vladimir Putin’s latest hail mary in his war against Ukraine, things are going so well for the Russian leader that draftees are rioting, his top allies are at each other’s throats over a series of losses, and his defense minister has now been urged by his own team to blow … Read more

Russia strikes Zaporizhzhia after Putin moves to take control of nuclear plant

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Russia carried out a deadly salvo of missile attacks on the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia early Thursday, just hours after the Kremlin said it was formally seizing a massive nuclear power plant nearby. The barrage began with pre-dawn strikes, the first of which hit high-rise residential buildings as people slept, … Read more

Fears in Europe grow over Putin nuke threats 

VIENNA — Nuclear experts are warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats to deploy a nuclear weapon in Ukraine has put the world at its most dangerous precipice of nuclear confrontation since the Cold War. “The nuclear risk, is it as bad as during the Cold War? The answer is yes,” said Alexander Kmentt, director … Read more

US intel suspects Ukraine of involvement in Russia car bomb attack

US intelligence believes parts of the Ukrainian government gave the go-ahead for a car bomb that killed the daughter of a staunch Putin ally in August, according to a report Wednesday. Kyiv has unequivocally denied any involvement in the blast that killed Darya Dugina, 29, in front of her father, Putin loyalist and Russian ultranationalist … Read more

Putin Propagandist Yevgeny Satanovsky Says He Drafted ‘Kill List’ of Western Officials on Russian State TV

Russia’s ill-fated invasion of Ukraine is coming apart at the seams, and top Kremlin propagandists are unraveling right along with it. In the absence of good news from the front, Putin’s regime is promoting other ideas on how to deal with the self-inflicted disaster. Prominent experts routinely featured on Kremlin-controlled state television roundly reject the … Read more

Darya Dugina death: US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow, sources say

Washington CNN — The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it is … Read more

US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow

Washington CNN — The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it is … Read more

Democrats excoriate Saudis over OPEC+ decision

Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration took aim at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its lead producer, Saudi Arabia, following the announcement that the OPEC+ bloc will cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day. The announcement came months after President Biden visited Saudi Arabia to appeal to the kingdom’s leaders to … Read more