Russian troops ‘surrounded’ near key Ukraine city in annexed region

Ukraine said on Saturday it had surrounded several thousand Russian troops near a key town in one of four Moscow-controlled territories that President Vladimir Putin annexed a day earlier despite condemnation from Kyiv and the West. Putin organized a grand ceremony in the Kremlin on Friday to celebrate the annexations of four territories controlled by … Read more

Isolated Russia After Backlash Over Ukraine’s Annexed Regions

Russia was further isolated diplomatically on Saturday after President Vladimir Putin annexed four Moscow-controlled areas of Ukraine, and Kyiv condemned the move and vowed to take back the territories. He also promised not to hold talks with Russia while Putin was in power. Originally published as Isolated Russia after backlash over annexed Ukraine regions

North Korea fires ballistic missiles for fourth time this week

South Korean and US officials have been warning for months that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is preparing to conduct another nuclear test. North Korea fired two ballistic missiles early Saturday, the South Korean military said, the nuclear-armed country’s fourth launch this week as Seoul, Tokyo and Washington step up joint military exercises to … Read more

Putin annexes Ukrainian territories, Kyiv vows to fight back

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a grand ceremony in Moscow on Friday to celebrate the annexation of four parts of Ukraine occupied by his military, while Kyiv pushed for faster NATO membership. US President Joe Biden has condemned Friday’s ceremony in Moscow as a “fake routine” that Putin put on to show strength, but instead … Read more

Ukraine submits NATO offer after Vladimir Putin annexes four Ukrainian territories

Ukraine officially applied to join NATO after Vladimir Putin declared four Ukrainian territories to be Russian, sparking fears that a nuclear war could break out. In a rambling speech calling the West “satanic,” Putin blamed the United States for this week’s apparent sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. He also … Read more

Putin annexes four more Ukrainian territories

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday annexed four territories in Ukraine controlled by his army in a grand ceremony in the Kremlin and urged Kyiv to lay down its arms and negotiate an end to seven months of fighting. “We call on the Kyiv regime to immediately stop fighting and stop all hostilities… and return … Read more

Vladimir Putin announces the annexation of four occupied Ukrainian territories

Vladimir Putin has officially declared four occupied territories in Ukraine as Russian in the biggest land grab since World War II. In a ceremony in the Kremlin, Putin formally signed decrees declaring Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia Russian. The annexation of the four regions follows a series of bogus referendums that have not been recognized … Read more

UAE welcomes renewal of permit to search ships off Libyan coast

Hassan Al-Werfalli (Capitals) The United Arab Emirates welcomed the unanimous adoption of Security Council Resolution 2652 yesterday on Libya, which renewed for 12 months permission for member states to inspect ships on the high seas off the coast of Libya, if they are suspected of smuggling. of migrants or human trafficking.On the other hand, the … Read more

Fourth leak detected in Russian gas pipeline to Europe

A fourth leak has been detected in undersea gas pipelines linking Russia to Europe, the Swedish Coast Guard said on Thursday, after explosions were reported earlier this week in what NATO called “reckless” sabotage. The Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines connect Russia to Germany and have been at the center of geopolitical tensions when … Read more

Russia seeks clarification from Biden on Nord Stream leak

September 28, 2022 6:31 PM Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said today, Wednesday, that US President Joe Biden should reveal whether Washington is behind the gas leak from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines linking Russia with Europe.“On February 7, 2022, Joe Biden said that Nord Stream would be terminated if Russia interfered in … Read more