Russian Officials Vow to Retaliate Against Latvia Over Terror Sponsor Label

Latvia’s parliament has moved to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine—and the Kremlin does not appear to be taking it well. Russia is committing a “genocide against the Ukrainian people,” Latvian MPs said in a statement Thursday, according to AFP. Russia “uses suffering and intimidation … Read more

Ukraine struggles to retake Kherson before Russia annexes it Russia-Ukraine war News

As the 24th week of the Russia-Ukraine war grinds on, both parties appear stuck in a military deadlock. Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the southern Kherson region has not made any territorial advances and Russia’s offensive in the eastern Donetsk region seems to have sputtered to a halt despite daily shelling, bombings and attempts at attacks along … Read more

What happens if Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant explodes? | Russia-Ukraine war News

EXPLAINER While an explosion is not impossible, experts say the greatest concern is in the leak of radiation that could come as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has raised alarms about the shelling that is taking place at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, saying the … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s Twisted Mind Games in Ukraine Just Hit a Disturbing New Low

Russian authorities have been trying to sow the seeds of a propaganda effort aimed at convincing residents of occupied territories that Ukraine is already divided, according to a new report from the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. “Ukraine has already been divided,” the Russian occupiers said, according to the intelligence … Read more

How Vladimir Putin Is Pushing Russian Army Bosses Through a ‘Meat Grinder’ of Death in Ukraine

Russia has now lost at least 100 senior officers since it invaded Ukraine earlier this year, according to some tallies. It’s a devastating milestone for Moscow—and just the latest indication that Vladimir Putin’s war effort in Ukraine is wavering. In the past two days alone, three senior Russian officers were reported dead: Lt. Colonel Nikolay … Read more

In the face of Russian attacks, what motivates Ukrainian troops? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Kyiv, Ukraine – Irina Muzychiuk may not always agree with the decisions her commanding officers make on the battlefield. But the former literature teacher, who volunteered to fight pro-Moscow separatists in 2014 and now serves in the sun-parched steppes of southern Ukraine, remains focused on the main goal – Russia’s defeat. “I consider self-sacrifice and … Read more

FAO food price index fell sharply in July but the respite may not last

Farmers harvest a wheat field near Melitopol in Ukraine. Wheat, soybean, sugar, and corn futures have fallen from their March highs back to prices seen at the start of 2022. Olga Maltseva Afp | Getty Images Food prices dropped significantly in July from the previous month, particularly the costs of wheat and vegetable oil, according … Read more

The Ukrainians Are Hitting The Russians Where They Aren’t

The Ukrainian army’s 93rd Brigade around Izium. Ukrainian defense ministry photo The Russian army in Ukraine apparently is shifting a third of its forces in eastern Ukraine to southern Ukraine in order to defend against Ukrainian attacks in the south. But that’s exposing gaps in Russian defenses in the east. And now the Ukrainian army … Read more

Russian weapons in Ukraine ‘powered’ by Western parts: Report | Russia-Ukraine war News

More than 450 foreign-made components have been found in Russian weapons recovered in Ukraine, evidence that Moscow acquired critical technology from companies in the United States, Europe and Asia in the years before the invasion, according to a new report. Since the start of the war five months ago, the Ukrainian military has captured or … Read more

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia: UN chief condemns ‘suicidal’ shelling around nuclear plant

CNN — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described recent artillery and rocket fire around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in central Ukraine as “suicidal,” further adding to fears of an accident at the plant, which is the largest of its kind in Europe. “Any attack on nuclear power plants is a suicidal thing,” Guterres told reporters … Read more