Tag Archives: Russia-Ukraine war

Zelensky: 31K Ukrainian Troops Killed Since War Began

Reuters reports: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed since Russia’s full-scale invasion two years ago, giving the first official figure for more than a year. Zelenskiy told a news conference in Kyiv that he could not disclose the number of wounded because it would help Russian military planning. “31,000 Ukrainian troops have been …

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Ukraine Report Claims Russia Has Lost 356,670 Troops

The Kyiv Independent reports: Russia has lost 356,670 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24 last year, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported on Dec. 28. This number includes 920 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day. According to the report, Russia has also lost 5,940 tanks, 11,015 armored fighting …

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Ukraine Claims Destruction Of Prized Russian Warship

The New York Times reports: A Ukrainian attack hit a Russian warship moored in Crimea early on Tuesday, in what appeared to be one of the most significant strikes against Moscow’s prized Black Sea Fleet in months. The Ukrainian Air Force said in a statement that it had destroyed the Novocherkassk, a large landing ship, in the southeastern Crimean port …

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NYT: Putin Is Signaling Openness To Ukraine Ceasefire

The New York Times reports: Mr. Putin has been signaling through intermediaries since at least September that he is open to a cease-fire that freezes the fighting along the current lines, far short of his ambitions to dominate Ukraine, two former senior Russian officials close to the Kremlin and American and international officials who have received the message from Mr. …

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Putin: Russian Women Should Have Eight Children

The Insider reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging women to have as many as eight children as the number of dead Russian soldiers continues to rise in his war with Ukraine, worsening the country’s population crisis. Addressing the World Russian People’s Council in Moscow on Tuesday, Putin said the country must return to a time when large families were …

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Russian General, Wife Found Dead In Bed: “Mysterious”

The New York Post reports: A decorated Russian general who previously blasted President Vladimir Putin for running a “third-rate” air force has died under mysterious circumstances alongside his wife. Lt. Gen. Vladimir Sviridov, 68 — who commanded Russia’s 6th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense from 2005 to 2009 — was found dead in bed Wednesday at his …

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Fleeing Russians Spike Economies Of Nearby Nations

The Insider reports: The exodus of Russians started after many highly educated professionals — such as academics, finance, and tech workers — left Russia in the early days of the war. By October 2022, about 700,000 Russians had left the country, Reuters reported citing Russian media — however, the Kremlin rejected those numbers saying it doesn’t have this data. Many …

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Russia Halts Deal Allowing Ukraine To Export Grain

Reuters reports: Russia said on Monday that it had halted participation in a landmark UN-brokered deal which allowed Ukrainian grain to be exported through the Black Sea just hours after Moscow said Ukraine had attacked the Crimean Bridge. The Kremlin said the halting of the Black Sea grain deal, brokered by the United Nations and Turkey to combat a global …

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Zelensky Mocks Trump’s Vow To End War In One Day

“It seems to me that the sole desire to bring the war to an end is beautiful. But this desire should be based on some real-life experience. Well, it looks as if Donald Trump had already these 24 hours once in his time. We were at war, not a full-scale war, but we were at war, and as I assume, …

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Zelenksy: Crisis Shows Russia’s “Full-Scale Weakness”

The Guardian reports: Glued to their mobile phones, millions of Ukrainians spent a sleepless night on Friday, after the head of the Wagner mercenary group declared war against his rivals in the Russian military, sparking unprecedented political turmoil in Moscow. “Events are developing according to the scenario we talked about all last year,’’ said Mykhailo Podolyak, a key adviser to …

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Russian Pol “Dies Unexpectedly” After Criticizing War

The Daily Beast reports: A senior Russian lawmaker who was reportedly critical of the invasion of Ukraine died over the weekend, the Russian government confirmed, in the latest unexpected fatality of a prominent figure since the war began. In a statement, Russia’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education confirmed that Deputy Science Minister Pyotr Kucherenko, 46, died on Saturday. The …

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Hungary May Block More EU Weapons Aid To Ukraine

The Guardian reports: Hungary has stepped up threats to block further EU funds for weapons to aid Ukraine, marring a show of unity from western nations at the G7 summit. The Hungarian foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, has said his government will block a further €500m from the European peace facility, a fund used to reimburse EU member states that supply …

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WH Estimates 100K Russian Casualties Since December

The Associated Press reports: The White House said Monday it now estimates that just since December Russia has suffered 100,000 casualties, including more than 20,000 killed, as Ukraine has rebuffed a heavy assault by Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. estimate is based on newly declassified American intelligence. He did …

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Leading Putin Critic Sentenced To 25 Years For Treason

Reuters reports: Outspoken Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza was jailed for a quarter of a century by a Moscow court on Monday, the harshest sentence of its kind since Russia invaded Ukraine, after being found guilty of treason and other offences he denied. Kara-Murza, 41, a father of three and an opposition politician who holds Russian and British passports, spent years …

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Russian Energy Mogul “Found Dead” In Siberian Jail

The Daily Mail reports: Another top energy boss in Russia has been found dead in mysterious circumstances – after he was accused of taking a bribe. The body of Igor Shkurko, 49, deputy general director of Russian energy company Yakutskenergo, was discovered yesterday in his cell in a detention centre in Yakutsk, a port city in eastern Siberia. The day …

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Russia Arrests Woman In Killing Of Military Blogger

CNN reports: Russian authorities have detained a 26-year-old anti-war protester, claiming she was involved in the blast that killed well-known military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky at a cafe in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The country’s interior ministry added Daria Trepova to a wanted list following the explosion, and her arrest was announced on Telegram by the Investigative Committee of Russia shortly …

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Russian Military Blogger Killed In Cafe Bombing [Video]

The BBC reports: An explosion in a St Petersburg cafe has killed prominent Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky, Russia’s Interior Ministry has confirmed. At least 16 people were injured in the Street Bar Cafe bomb blast, police say. Vladlen Tatarsky’s following on Telegram numbers more than 500,000. He and other military bloggers have criticised aspects of the Russian campaign in …

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Putin Makes Surprise Visit To Occupied Ukraine City

The Washington Post reports: The visit was a symbolic display of bravado by Putin, just a day after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest over alleged war crimes and right before a state visit to Russia by Chinese President Xi Jinping, which begins Monday. But even as Putin personally staked his claim to occupied Ukrainian territory, …

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Intl Criminal Court Issues War Crimes Warrant For Putin

Reuters reports: The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant on Friday against Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of being responsible for war crimes committed in Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly denied accusations that its forces have committed atrocities during its one-year invasion of its neighbour. In its first warrant for Ukraine, the ICC called for Putin’s arrest on …

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Pentagon Releases Video Of Incident With Russian Jet

The New York Times reports: The Pentagon’s European Command on Thursday released the first declassified video images of the events leading up to a Russian fighter jet colliding with an unarmed U.S. reconnaissance drone on Tuesday, forcing the American aircraft down into the Black Sea. The 42-second color video clip shows two high-speed passes by a Su-27 fighter jet, each …

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