Russia takes control of Severodonetsk, Ukraine

Russia takes control of Severodonetsk, Ukraine

Russian troops took control of Severodonetsk, one of the last holdouts in the breakaway eastern region of Luhansk, on Saturday — even as Western intelligence agencies predicted that the invader’s military will soon exhaust its combat capabilities and be forced to halt its offensive. Hundreds of civilians were believed to remain trapped in underground bunkers … Read more

Why the Russian ruble is strongest currency so far this year

Why the Russian ruble is strongest currency so far this year

The Russian ruble has rebounded from crippling economic sanctions imposed on Moscow following the invasion of Ukraine and is now at its strongest in more than seven years — earning it the distinction of being the best-performing currency in the world so far this year. The ruble was trading at 54.47 to the US dollar … Read more

Ukraine mounts Snake Island counterattack against Russia

Ukraine mounts Snake Island counterattack against Russia

Ukraine forces have launched an assault  that dealt a “significant” blow to Russian troops on Snake Island  —  one of the first Ukrainian positions to fall in the opening hours of the invasion, according to a new report. Ukraine’s southern operational command said late Tuesday that it had counterattacked Russians  on the Black Sea island, also known as Zmiinyi … Read more

White House slams Kremlin’s threat to kill captured Americans

White House slams Kremlin's threat to kill captured Americans

The White House on Tuesday slammed a suggestion from the Russian government that two Americans captured in Ukraine may face the death penalty. “It’s appalling that a public official in Russia would even suggest the death penalty for two American citizens that were in Ukraine,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said at a White House briefing. … Read more

Britain ‘must prepare to fight’ amid Ukraine war

Britain 'must prepare to fight' amid Ukraine war

The United Kingdom’s new army chief has warned that British soldiers “must prepare to fight in Europe once again” amid the Ukraine-Russia war — and as concern is mounting that Belarus troops could join the Russian invasion. General Sir Patrick Sanders, in a message to his soldiers, said Russia’s attack on Ukraine “underlines our core … Read more

Volodymyr Zelensky leaves Kyiv to visit Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky leaves Kyiv to visit Mykolaiv, Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelensky got a first-hand look at the destruction in the frontline southern port city of Mykolaiv, a rare trip for the Ukrainian leader outside the capital of Kyiv, according to reports. Zelensky’s office posted a video on Telegram of the visit to the city of roughly 485,000 people near the Black Sea, which … Read more

Biden unhappy with officials saying US wants Ukraine to win

Biden unhappy with officials saying US wants Ukraine to win

President Biden was reportedly unhappy with his secretaries of defense and state earlier this year after they publicly stated the US wanted Ukraine to defeat Russia in its brutal invasion that had begun months before.  Biden expressed his disapproval in a conference call with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin following … Read more

Two former US servicemen reportedly captured in Ukraine

Two former US servicemen reportedly captured in Ukraine

Two former US servicemen were captured last week in the fighting outside of Kharkiv, according to a report. Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27 — both from Alabama — were taken prisoner during a fierce fight with Russian armor during the ongoing Ukrainian counterattacks in the nation’s northeast, the British newspaper the Telegraph reported. … Read more

Nation knows it’s Biden’s fault and other commentary

Nation knows it's Biden's fault and other commentary

Neocon: Nation Knows It’s Biden’s Fault “Inflation is everyone’s priority,” notes Noah Rothman at Commentary — and if “today’s dire circumstances” should “become an existential emergency,” then “the blame . . . is likely to fall squarely on the party in power.” That’s despite President Biden’s “simplistic, monocausal rationale” blaming “Putin’s price hike.” “The president’s messaging” aims … Read more