Russia convicts father of teen who drew antiwar pictures
A Russian court on Tuesday convicted a single father over social media posts criticizing the war in Ukraine and sentenced him to two years in prison — a case brought to the attention of authorities by his daughter’s drawings against the invasion at school, according to his lawyer and activists. The case of Alexei Moskalyov, who was indicted and tried in his hometown of Yefremov, about 300 kilometers (about 186 miles) south of Moscow, has drawn international attention and is a grim indication that the Kremlin is intensifying its crackdown on dissent, targeting more people and handing out harsher punishments for any expression of criticism of the war. Moskalyov was accused of repeatedly discrediting the Russian army, a criminal offense in accordance to a law Russian authorities adopted shortly after sending troops into Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
Amnesty: West's 'double standards' fuel Mideast repression
A leading international rights group has decried what it said were double standards by Western countries that have rallied behind a “robust response” to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but remain “lukewarm” on issues of human rights violations in the Middle Eastwashingtonpost.com
EU Council chief vows support, ammunition for Ukraine
European Council President Charles Michel has pledged to continue supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression “for as long as necessary,” adding that EU leaders will “massively ramp up” ammunition production to send to the war-torn countrywashingtonpost.com
EU Council chief vows support, ammunition for Ukraine
European Council President Charles Michel has pledged to continue supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression “for as long as necessary,” adding that EU leaders will “massively ramp up” ammunition production to send to the war-torn country.
Biden, Trudeau say 'inseparable' nations won't fail Ukraine
President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are celebrating the close, “inseparable” U.S.-Canada relationship and vowing that the two nations remain committed to defending Ukraine as it tries to repel a Russian invasion that has no end in sight.
Elderly Ukrainian helicopters pummel Russians from afar
Each day, they might fly three or four sorties, says the commander, whose two-crew Mi-24 helicopter, built about 40 years ago, is older than he is. The conflict in Ukraine is largely an artillery war, with territory being fought for inch by inch under a barrage of shells and missiles. “The importance of the helicopters is huge,” said the commander, who is part of Ukraine’s 12th Army Aviation Brigade.news.yahoo.com
Putin’s shattered army will never recover
It was the 19th-century military theorist Carl von Clausewitz who described war as “the realm of uncertainty”. In Ukraine, the fog of war is thick, and growing ever thicker. It’s impossible to gauge the true state of the battles raging in the east of the country. For some, Ukraine’s heroic defence against the renewed Russian offensive marks a victory of sorts. For others, the high losses they are sustaining are indicative of Russia’s ability to remobilise and regroup.news.yahoo.com
Russian officials seek another opposition activist's arrest
A Russian court has issued an arrest warrant for an opposition activist on charges of disparaging the military, and authorities have declared other activists and bloggers “foreign agents” amid efforts to muzzle criticism of Russia’s action in Ukrainewashingtonpost.com
Report Signals Humiliating End for Russia’s Shadow Army in Ukraine
Reuters/Misha Japaridze/Pool/File PhotoYevgeny Prigozhin is preparing to pull his Wagner Group mercenaries’ attention away from the war in Ukraine, according to a Bloomberg report that cites sources familiar with the matter.His current plan is to focus the private mercenaries’ focus back to countries in Africa, such as Sudan, Mali, and the Central African Republic, where Wagner has deployed forces. On Monday, Wagner posted a recruitment notice offering deployments to African countries would lastnews.yahoo.com
A look at the uranium-based ammo the UK will send to Ukraine
Russia threatened to escalate attacks in Ukraine after the British government announced it would provide a type of munition to Ukraine that Moscow falsely claims has nuclear components. The British defense ministry on Monday confirmed it would provide Ukraine with armor-piercing rounds containing depleted uranium. Such rounds were developed by the U.S. during the Cold War to destroy Soviet tanks, including the same T-72 tanks that Ukraine now faces in its push to break through a stalemate in the east.news.yahoo.com
UK claps back at Putin over nuclear escalation following depleted uranium ammo pledge: 'not nuclear munitions'
The U.K. clapped back at Russian President Vladimir Putin after he appeared to ramp up the threat of nuclear escalation in Ukraine in response to ammunition London pledged to Kyiv.foxnews.com
China's Xi leaves Moscow as Russian missiles and drones attack Ukraine
Flanked by close ally Russian President Vladmir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping ended his three-day state visit to Moscow with a joint statement on the war in Ukraine. But as Xi was leaving for Beijing, which has cast itself as a peacemaker in the conflict, Russia struck Ukraine with drones and missiles. Ramy Inocencio reports.news.yahoo.com
G20 talks end in India with no consensus on Ukraine war
Top diplomats from the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations have ended a contentious meeting in New Delhi with no consensus on the Ukraine war, as discussions of the war and China’s widening global influence dominated much of the talks.
East-West showdown looms at G-20 FMs meeting in India
Fractured East-West relations over Russia’s war in Ukraine and increasing concerns about China’s global aspirations are set to dominate what is expected to be a highly contentious meeting of foreign ministers from the world’s largest industrialized and developing nations this week in India.
Putin: will 'take into account' NATO's nuclear capability
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that after Russia suspended its participation in the New START treaty, it would “take into account” the nuclear weapons capabilities not only of the United States but of other NATO countries such as France and Britain.
US averts UN diplomatic crisis over Israeli settlements
The Biden administration has averted a potential diplomatic crisis over Israeli settlements at the United Nations that had threatened to overshadow U.S. efforts to focus the world body on Russia’s war with Ukraine ahead of this week’s one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion.