Europe accuses US of profiting from war – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Nine months after invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is beginning to fracture the West. Top European officials are furious with Joe Biden’s administration and now accuse the Americans of making a fortune from the war, while EU countries suffer. “The fact is, if you look … Read more

The UK is starting to get real about Europe – POLITICO

Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs the country is showing an unexpected outbreak of common sense in its approach to the bloc. In his first weeks in office, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak — a Brexiteer … Read more

Putin’s ‘Cold War alliance’ gets frosty reception in Armenia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. YEREVAN, Armenia — A small group of demonstrators lined the road from the airport on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Russian President Vladimir Putin’s arrival in Armenia. “Welcome,” a banner hung over the barriers read, “we will be together forever.” Across Yerevan, in the capital’s … Read more

Putin’s ‘Cold War alliance’ gets frosty reception in Armenia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. YEREVAN, Armenia — A small group of demonstrators lined the road from the airport on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Russian President Vladimir Putin’s arrival in Armenia. “Welcome,” a banner hung over the barriers read, “we will be together forever.” Across Yerevan, in the capital’s … Read more

Russia can no longer rely on General Winter – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. KYIV — He helped beat Napoleon’s Grande Armée and Hitler’s Wehrmacht. General Winter was always supposed to be a good friend to Russian forces. But this year, his loyalties are less certain. President Vladimir Putin can no longer count on Russia’s old ally now … Read more

Time for Ukraine to talk to Russia? ‘Nuts!’ – POLITICAL

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Jamie Dettmer is opinion editor at POLITICO Europe. LVIV, Ukraine — “One thing is for sure: the Ukrainians do not want any negotiations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday in Moscow. And never has he uttered a truer word. They don’t. No one … Read more

Hey Putin, where you gonna run to? – POLITICAL

With his brutal invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made himself and his henchmen vulnerable to prosecution for war crimes — and they know it. If you listen to speeches, press conferences and media appearances by Russian pundits and political figures, you’ll hear an undercurrent of fear about ending up at a “tribunal” … Read more

Hey Putin, where you gonna run to? – POLITICAL

With his brutal invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made himself and his henchmen vulnerable to prosecution for war crimes — and they know it. If you listen to speeches, press conferences and media appearances by Russian pundits and political figures, you’ll hear an undercurrent of fear about ending up at a “tribunal” … Read more

How to read Putin’s lies, U-turns and retreats – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. For years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has bundled U-turns and lies together, making it hard to distinguish between evasion and fiction, and weaponizing the toxic mix to blackmail, divide and bewilder his enemies. In recent days, Russia has pulled out of the Black Sea … Read more

Russia will lose the energy war Putin started – POLITICO

Agathe Demarais is the global forecasting director at the Economist Intelligence Unit. Her new book on the effects of US sanctions, “Backfire,” will be released next week. Russia has turned energy supply into an economic weapon. The strategy is obvious in Ukraine, where Russian drones and missiles are bombing power plants. But it’s also evident … Read more