US Navy’s $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier Embarks on First Deployment

WASHINGTON – The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier embarked on its maiden deployment Tuesday, a milestone for a ship that has suffered problems with some of the advanced technologies it carries. the USS Gerald R. Ford – which cost more than $13 billion – will work with countries including Canada, France and Germany during a … Read more

Vladimir Putin hopes to “stabilize” the situation in the annexed Ukrainian territories

Vladimir Putin today signed into law his annexation of four Ukrainian territories. (Proceedings) Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he hoped the situation would “stabilise” in the Kremlin-annexed Ukrainian regions after Moscow suffered military setbacks and lost several key cities to Kyiv. He also ordered his government to take control of Europe’s largest … Read more

US Ramps Up Arms Aid as Ukraine Amplifies Battle Gains

Kyiv (AP) — The United States has announced more weapons for Ukraine’s military, after claiming landslide gains on two major battlefronts in an offensive race to beat the arrival of fresh Russian troops and the coming winter. The White House said it would send another four precision Himars rocket launchers32 artillery pieces, 75,000 artillery rounds, … Read more

Ukraine War: Retreating Russians leave behind the bodies of their comrades

LYMAN: Russian troops abandoned a key Ukrainian city so quickly they left the bodies of their comrades in the streets, offering more evidence Tuesday of Moscow’s latest military defeat as it struggles to hold on to four regions of Ukraine it illegally annexed last week . Meanwhile, Russia’s upper house of parliament approved the annexations … Read more

Ukraine War: Will Putin Use Nuclear Weapons? | Russian-Ukrainian War News

Vladimir Putin, who controls the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, pledged last week to use “all powers and means at our disposal” to defend Russia. The United States, he said, set “a precedent” when it dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. It was Putin’s latest thinly veiled nuclear … Read more

The bodies of Russian soldiers lie in the city recaptured by Ukraine | Russian-Ukrainian War News

Ukrainian soldiers are collecting the bodies of their comrades in Lyman, a town in Donetsk, but are reportedly not removing the Russians immediately. The bodies of Russian soldiers lay in the streets of a key city in eastern Ukraine after their comrades’ retreat marked Moscow’s latest defeat. The Ukrainian military collected the bodies of their … Read more

Chechnya’s leader will send his teenage sons to fight in Ukraine | Russian-Ukrainian War News

The Putin ally has criticized a top Russian general for “mediocrity” and said his 14, 15 and 16-year-old sons will go to war. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said he will send his three teenage sons to the front lines to fight in the war in Ukraine after … Read more

Justice for war crimes in Ukraine must not be delayed | Russo-Ukrainian War

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in late February, the number of war crimes that prosecutors in Ukraine have investigated has increased exponentially. At the end of May, there were 14,000. In July it had risen to 23,000. Now, officials in Ukraine have pegged the number of documented war crimes committed by Russian troops at … Read more

Thousands of mobilized Russians sent home, unfit for military service

KYIV: Thousands of Russians mobilized for military service in Ukraine sent home and military commissar in Russia’s Khabarovsk region ousted in latest setback for President Vladimir putinChaotic recruitment of 300,000 soldiers. On the battlefield, Putin suffered a major setback on Sunday when Ukrainian forces claimed full control of Russia’s eastern logistics hub of Lyman, their … Read more

Global gas markets will remain tight well into 2023, says IEA | Energy

The intergovernmental organization estimates that global consumption will fall 0.8 percent in 2022 and grow 0.4 percent in 2023. Global natural gas markets are likely to remain tight well into 2023 as Russia tightens supplies and Europe cuts usage amid high prices and energy-saving measures, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. Global gas consumption is … Read more