Russian Missiles Strike Across Ukraine As War Enters 5th Month

Russia invaded Ukraine on February24. Kyiv: Russian missiles rained down across Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and the north as well as a southern city as the biggest land conflict in Europe since World War Two entered its fifth month. Russian artillery and air strikes pounded the twin cities of Sievierodonetsk … Read more

Explained: Wall Street slips into a bear market; here’s what that means

Rising interest rates, high inflation, the war in Ukraine and a slowdown in China’s economy have led investors to reconsider what they’re willing to pay for a wide range of stocks, from high-flying tech companies to traditional automakers. Big swings have become commonplace and Monday was no exception. The last bear market happened just two … Read more

putin: How the world is paying for Putin’s war in Ukraine

In early March, as the US and its allies unleashed a wave of sanctions on Russia, US President Joe Biden stood in the White House and said they wanted to deal a “powerful blow to Putin’s war machine.” But as the war in Ukraine approaches its 100th day, that machine is still very much operational. … Read more

putin: Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks his biggest ally in Ukraine war is time

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine settles into a grinding war of attrition, one question more than any other will likely decide the outcome: On whose side is time? Much of what unfolds will be determined by unpredictable battlefield dynamics, especially as Russian forces attempt a dash for territory in eastern Ukraine before heavy gunfire from … Read more

‘Such bad guys will come’: How one Russian brigade terrorized Bucha

When the soldiers of Russia’s 64th Motorized Rifle Brigade arrived in Bucha in mid-March, they brought a new level of death and terror to the city. Over the next 18 days, in just one corner of this Kyiv suburb where the brigade took control, 12 people were killed, including all of the inhabitants of six … Read more

BRICS foreign ministers’ meet: BRICS must meet commitments on territorial integrity, says Jaishankar

With the Russian and Chinese Foreign Ministers listening, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Thursday said BRICS must live up to its commitments on “sovereign equality, territorial integrity and international law”. His remarks at the BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting came amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on which India maintains that territorial integrity and international law … Read more

A mini-Russia gets squeezed by war

At the Back in the USSR cafe, it is like the Soviet Union never collapsed. Busts of Vladimir Lenin greet visitors at the door. Red hammer and sickle flags hang on the wall. Huge plastic Soviet-era telephones sit on the tables, next to bowls of traditional borscht and lumps of Stolichnaya potato salad. This cafe … Read more

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

Fresh off his country’s Eurovision win, a defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed early Sunday to one day host the song contest in the embattled city of Mariupol, which is almost entirely in Russian hands aside from a stalwart group of a few hundred Ukrainian fighters who continue to hold out in a steel factory. … Read more

From neutral to NATO: Why Finland joining the alliance matters

While countries were thinking about the security dynamics of Europe, Finland’s Prime Minister had insisted that her country was unlikely to join NATO even as Russian troops amassed on the Ukrainian border in February. Three months and one invasion later, Finland is hurtling to join the alliance — a monumental shift for a nation with … Read more

Life in a Ukrainian unit: Diving for cover, waiting for Western weapons

Written by Andrew E. Kramer Through binoculars, the Ukrainian soldiers can see the Russian position far in the distance. But the single gun weapon they operate at a small, ragtag outpost on the southern steppe has insufficient range to strike it. These circumstances have imposed a numbingly grim routine on the Ukrainians, who are pounded … Read more