Russian general killed after Ukrainian forces destroy command post

Another Russian general has been killed in Ukraine, the country’s military claimed Saturday, the fifth senior leader to fall since the invasion began 23 days ago. Lieutenant-General Andrey Mordvichevcommander of the 8th army of the southern military district, was killed when armed forces destroyed a command post at an airfield in Kherson, a port city … Read more

Russian general killed after Ukrainian forces destroy command post

Another Russian general has been killed in Ukraine, the country’s military claimed Saturday, the fifth senior leader to fall since the invasion began 23 days ago. Lieutenant-General Andrey Mordvichevcommander of the 8th army of the southern military district, was killed when armed forces destroyed a command post at an airfield in Kherson, a port city … Read more

Putin appears at big rally as troops press attack in Ukraine

Russian President Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a packed Moscow stadium Friday and lavished praise on his troops fighting in Ukraine, three weeks into the invasion that has led to heavier-than-expected Russian losses on the battlefield and authoritarian rule at home. Meanwhile, the diplomatic leader of Russia’s delegation in talks with Ukraine … Read more

Putin Turned to a Chechen Warlord to Intimidate Ukraine. It Hasn’t Worked.

In the first days of his war on Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin looked at Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov to supply the fighters he wanted to take an airfield north of Kyiv and launch Russia’s advance on the capital. That unit was pummeled and its commander was killed by Ukrainian forces when it tried to … Read more

Putin likens opponents to ‘gnats,’ signaling new repression

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing stiff resistance in Ukraine and crippling economic sanctions at home, Russian President Vladimir Putin is using language that recalls the rhetoric from Josef Stalin’s show trials of the 1930s. Putin’s ominous speech on Wednesday likened opponents to “gnats” who try to weaken the country at the behest of the West … Read more