Ukraine. Russia a few days or hours after declaring victory in the entire Donbass region

Russian troops are about to close the siege of the city of Severodonetsk, and the next few days will be decisive in Ukraine’s effort to repel a final assault that will see one of Moscow’s main objectives achieved, this after having been forced to review its offensive campaign in the neighboring country, after the colossal … Read more

Former Russian PM says Putin is ‘crazy’ and war could last two years

He was Vladimir Putin’s first prime minister, but Mikhail Kasyanov never imagined his former boss would unleash a full-scale war on Ukraine. Speaking to AFP, Kassianov, Russia’s prime minister from 2000 to 2004, said he thought the war could last up to two years, but was convinced Russia could return to a democratic path. . … Read more

Russia a few days or hours after declaring victory in the entire Donbass region

Russian troops are about to close the siege of the city of Severodonetsk, and the next few days will be decisive in Ukraine’s effort to repel a final assault that will see one of Moscow’s main objectives achieved, this after having been forced to review its offensive campaign in the neighboring country, after the colossal … Read more

Exclusive: How cryptocurrency tech could help prove Russia committed war crimes

A case based on cryptography was presented to the International Criminal Court. And that can change the course of investigations. In early March, a Telegram user posted a photo of a wrecked school in the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine. The photograph showed the side of a classroom with a large borehole and a pile of … Read more

Putin has time – and it could decide the outcome of the war

ANALYSIS 100 days of war later, Putin is counting on the world’s indifference Travel back in time to February 23, the day before Russia launched its all-out invasion of Ukraine. One might be tempted to guess that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s days were numbered. After all, the Russian army was about ten times larger than … Read more

Fuel bottlenecks, gas rationing: the world could be heading for a ’70s-style energy crisis – or worse

ANALYSIS. The global economy has, in part, been able to withstand rising energy prices. But prices could continue to rise to unsustainable levels under Russian sanctions. Supply shortages could lead to hard choices, including rationing. The world is grappling with gravity-defying energy price spikes in everything from gasoline and natural gas to coal. Some fear … Read more

Ukraine: Europeans agree on Russian oil embargo | International – Germany, Europe, Africa | DW

The Heads of Government and State of the European Union (EU) have reached an agreement for an embargo on Russian oil, announced the President of the European Council, explaining that two thirds of European imports to Russia are in Game. “Agreement to ban the export of Russian oil to the EU. This immediately covers more … Read more

Russia must be prevented from defining the terms of the crisis in Ukraine | Opinion

For the past few weeks, Western audiences have been obsessed with the question, “What’s going through Putin’s head?” Western experts wonder: are the people around him telling him the whole truth? Is he sick or is he going crazy? Are we pushing him into a corner where he will see no other way to save … Read more

EU spokesperson: Russian Embassy staff “Wear a cape to conceal spy activity”

In an interview with CNN Portugal, Peter Stano, the European Union’s chief foreign affairs spokesman, explains how Putin places a disproportionate number of officials “who pose as diplomats” in Russian embassies in the European Union to spy on host states, including Portugal. . . This representative of the Union’s diplomatic service also asserts that the … Read more

Four days trapped in the “House of Horrors”. The former US soldier fighting in Ukraine was so close to the Russians he could hear them walking on glass

The foreign soldiers spent “four miserable days” hardly sleeping, under Russian artillery and heavy infantry. Kevin, a stocky American in his thirties, climbs the charred rubble of an old sauna and flashes the light from his iPhone through the dust. “Let’s stop here, because this thread is intentionally tied to something and buried here,” he … Read more